Chimes of Freedom*** 8a+
[Major waddage ahead, 2 kb]25m.

Rockfax Description
One of the more popular hard routes at the Tor. There are several methods to pull around the bottom roof, all are hard and powerful. Some lower-off at the first break above the roof for an 8a tick, but the wall above is superb and considerably easier (7c), to finish at a lower-off in a scoop. © ROCKFAX

FA. Andy Pollitt 1986. The initial roof had a huge block on it which made the route much easier. Reclimbed in 1990 by Ben Moon after this block had fallen off.

Ticklists: World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: Major waddage ahead © GuyVG
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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 01/Nov/14 with Will Smith

peaches69 - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/14 with luke, jack

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Aug/14

repeat tonight trying the extension waddage
Haydn Jones - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/14 with ally smith

2nd Redpoint, done all moves before on green alternative and chimes short
peaches69 - Lead RP - 15/May/14 with connor

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/14

First route on the tor! Really nice hard and crimpy! Found the top easy so was basically just a boulder problem
PeterDawson - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14

had to fight for this one!
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 17/Oct/13 with monkeysmightfly, ben moon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/13

2 ticks in 1. On route to Fight for Freedom.
kristian - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13

Ethan - Lead - 25/May/13 with Don Walker

first lower off
blaza1 - Lead RP - 09/Oct/12

1st session, getting beta sorted
peaches69 - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/12 with luke

dav - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12 with Si Davis

Simon Davis - Lead RP - 17/Sep/11 with dav

Day 1. Terrible conditions.
alaan - Lead dog - 25/Jul/11 with Steve F

3rd go. should of got it 2nd really but dropped the start. Great route!!!
westyb3 - Lead RP - 28/May/11 with Alan Sarhan

TomPR - Lead - 06/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Oct/10

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 07/May/10 with ian, Simon Wren

First F8a+, felt ok all the way. Very pleased! Did it to the break lower off 3/8/09 5th RP, almost in a session.
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 16/Nov/09 with Jon Clark

bigie bob - Lead RP - 14/Nov/09

Apharri - Lead RP - 06/Sep/09 with Andre Hedger

Cassidy - Lead RP - 07/Aug/09 with Paul Williamson

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Aug/09

J_Clark - 03/Aug/09

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - TR dnf - 13/Jun/09 with John Nightingale

Baby chimes
willackers - Lead RP - 21/May/09 with Tom Mills

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Sep/08

Ethan - Lead - 24/Aug/08 with Matt Fry

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/08

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Aug/05

Hidden - May/03

Hidden - May/03

Hidden - 2003

Dave Douglas - Lead dog - 1993 with Ed Morgan

Not sure about the year. Climbed before the block came off - hence only 7c - after a few days work.
stp - Lead RP - 1988

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
MathewWright1998, KiaranR, Matt Reid, Jake Shaw

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