North Climb* VD
[Starting up North Climb, 1 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
16m. Take the big groove over easy ground to a possible stance then from a thread in the chimney shuffle left (crux) to reach and finish up a chimney. The direct ascent of the corner is also possible at a slightly harder grade though this is more of a battle and less satisfying © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Starting up North Climb © Andy
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Bivvied the night before and led this first thing. Split into 2 pitches but in hindsight should have led through. A bit vegetated but good climbing where you could get at the rock!
jameselee85 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Sal Pea, Adam Chamberlain

Lorgy - 2nd - 11/Jul/15

Pretty green. Some very awkward moves.
Ian Stirrups - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Sue

georgenvk - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - Lead - 16/Aug/14 with George

TraverseKing - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with sp

Steve J P - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with BW

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

with the Pongo Finish. The crux was gaining and leaving the chimney of the normal finish - green wet and slimy, very worrying!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Rob, Carmen

slimefest in the top crack n traverse
lithos - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/10

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with JNewbiggin

Did Pongo finish.
Goody - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Suzie Hughes

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

jshields - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ed James

Did this then spent night in bivi cave, woke early (with Ivar in mind) and climbed all day. One of best experiences.
rob.s22 - Lead O/S - May/09 with G.C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08

Unfortunately didn't take my perambulator...
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/06

MikeDowsett - Lead - 11/Jun/06 with Kris Scheinkonig

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Joe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/05

mol - Lead - 02/Oct/05 with Haggis

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/05

donkster - 2nd O/S - Sep/05 with den steve

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/96 with James Leavy

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/95

Iain Thow - Solo - 08/Sep/87

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/87

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/82

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/75

with school group
uphillnow - Lead - 1970

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Style of ascent
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