A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' Chimney* HS 4a

Rockfax Description
12m. The wide crack in the groove is 'absolutely perpendicular' and also quite steep. Classic bridging or technical thrutching are the usual forms of progress. The upper part is easier. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
This gets S in BMC guide, left as HS (Rock fax) as there are log book ticks.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Backed off soloing previously. Tom struggled (first trad lead in a whlie) & exited left. Beautiful bridging moves made this suit my style exactly - thrutching/swimming up would be most unpleasant. Gear in bottom half difficult to place & not confidence - boosting
buxtoncoffeelover - TR - 27/Aug/15 with Tom Lewis

fids - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/15

John Higgs - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Andy Morley

jonathandavey - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/15

Albachoss - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/14

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 18/May/14 with Jake, Matt

sarahrowlands - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/14 with richard savill

richardsavill - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14 with Sarah Rowlands

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/13

Pete Nugent - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Matt Gordon, Ian Makin

petekeron - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Solo

robinmuzette - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Will Aldridge

ryansb90 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Sophie Thompson

gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 08/May/12 with David Shelmerdine

This is supposed to be a S in the BMC guide and a HS in the Rockfax guide, there isn't great gear in it and I have done VS routes easier than this.
David Shelmerdine - Lead O/S - 08/May/12 with Gavin Peach

Chuffed to complete after having dogged previously. Tough in the grade
gpcomps - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Chris Bridgland

Stoff - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/12 with gpcomps

kozzi - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with John-Henry

John-Henry - Lead RP - 28/Mar/12 with Nic Koslover

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/12

JonF - 2nd - 09/Mar/12

Sam Melville - 2012

lozowen - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Sally Owen

sputnik - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Gavin

Fell off quite low down, but hit my head. Many thanks for the couple that drove me to A&E to have it looked at - i really appreciated it!
eeonz - 2nd dnf - 02/Aug/11

James's Lead
DanT - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/11 with James Moore, Paul Rowlands

joe king - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with James Moore, dan towns

lewismansell - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Steve J P - Lead - 04/May/11 with BS

Steve led
Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 04/May/11 with bob, sp

so not my style of climbing very polished but i guess could say it was entertaining.
culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with adrian

arunthomas - 2nd dog - 17/Apr/11 with Mark C

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Arun Thomas

Hex 7, 6. Wallnuts 8,7, Friends 2,2.5,3. The most awkward route I've done this year. Must have tried every move 3 times. Feels committing and my thrutching obviously needs work.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Liam Ward

My first trad fall ! Harder than I expected, glad the gear held. Gathered my thoughts and enjoyed the climb in the end.
Mark Hatton - Lead dog - 02/Apr/11 with Emma louise anderson

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

Steeve - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/10

Harder than i was expecting, I started by bridging but found this quite committing and gear hard to place, so opted for a bit of a squirm, it felt like i did every move 3 times
Pilch - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Jo

Stoff - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/10 with gpcomps

I think my thrutching leaves something to be desired
gpcomps - Lead dog - 24/Jun/10 with Chris Bridgland

blueroly - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Oleg Makarov

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/10

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with JNewbiggin

Ken Taylor - 2010

Derek Furze - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/09

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 03/Jun/09 with Colin Angus

deejmonkey - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Tom

tomparrott - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with DJ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/08

tomcoomber - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Claire Powell

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/08

kim.mulji - 07/Jun/08

alun1111 - Lead - 19/May/08

edXander - Lead - May/08

dennett - TR - 03/Apr/08 with calvin dennett

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Carmen

Thrutched it. A bit green ...Will it ever stop raining this summer? Ha! Summer?
life_on_mars - 16/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 13/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 05/Apr/07

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Adam W

Hidden - TR - 20/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

cem - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/05

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05 with John Se [ULMC]

Stig - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/04 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/03 with Shona D'arcy

Hidden - 2003

John Eley - Lead O/S - 2001

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Sep/87

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 17/Apr/85

uphillnow - Lead - 1985

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Nov/77 with Tony Cuddy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/77

mikej - Solo - 12/Oct/74

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/65

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DanChad, SuperLee1985, PeteWilson

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