Rockfax Description
8m. The dark fissure cuts deep behind the buttress, severing it from the hillside behind. Get stuck into this one for maximum pleasure. A 'classic' of its genre if you know what I mean! © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Michael_Mckee 23/Oct Lead O/S

Very narrow chimney

with Dan and Simon
benny_m 05/Sep Lead O/S
with Su
Hidden 05/Sep 2nd
Graeme Hammond 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with The Famous Grouse
jonathandavey 03/Oct/14 TR
Megan Crowe 03/Oct/14 TR
Hidden 10/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Louis Miller 01/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 2nd O/S
planetmarshall 27/Apr/14 Solo
Kyrros 10/May/13 Solo
Hidden 05/Oct/12 Lead
dantheoptimist 04/Aug/12 TR
UnkArl 04/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Dan, Karyn, Ben
bsparky 04/Aug/12 Solo
Somerset swede basher 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
99bolivar 07/Jun/11 TR O/S


Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Solo β
JamieSparkes 28/Apr/10 Solo O/S

excellent fun, upward progress is far harder than back down, but get stuck in there and runners will be found.

with Nick
Nick1812P 28/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Dahinchl 14/Sep/09 TR
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
andy_d 06/Aug/09 Solo
andy_d 06/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Solo
summo ??/2009 -
cammi ?/Nov/08 2nd O/S
adam carless 19/Apr/08 Solo O/S

by far the hardest route of the day, more like caving than climbing, I ended up with bruised chest and shoulder blades.

doughboy_swiftandsure 26/Aug/07 Solo dnf

Are you supposed to climb at the front or right at the back of the chimney? I went for the later, using the deep crack at the back on the right to wriggle and struggle up the chimney (good practise for knee and arm bars etc), before reaching the top. Which i found blocked, so ended up dangling from the break, swing left, then jumping back onto the ledge of 'DEEP CRACK' behind me.

DerwentDiluted 08/Jun/07 Solo
JdotP 14/May/07 Lead O/S
with Bike Bore
sammoore 31/Mar/07 2nd
with Andy Vine
Cameron13 31/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Mark, Kate, Rach
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Shad ?/May/06 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/05 2nd
jimshrimp 28/Aug/04 2nd
Reds 28/Jul/02 Solo
Alastair Hudson 12/May/02 Solo
John Eley ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
MontyH 10/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Mandy hobbs
Iain Thow 08/May/91 Solo
Rob Davies 01/Oct/89 Solo
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
uphillnow ??/1985 Lead
babymoac ??/1979 Solo
Nigel Bond 28/Apr/77 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/75 Solo
mikej 27/Aug/74 Solo
with E
Hidden 29/Jun/65 Solo
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