Raven Rock Gully Left-hand* VS 4b

Rockfax Description
20m. The back of the great rift has a crack/groove in each angle. The long steep groove on the left leads by sustained climbing to an exit through the small gap. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dave Salt 1969

Ticklists: Enigmatic Affection: The Dark Art of Chimneying.

Photo: RAVEN ROCK GULLY LEFT-HAND © michaelbrookes
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This climb is in 191 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Tall Gecko Hands - TR - 03/Oct/15

Barrie Schofield II - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15

Becky - 2nd RP - 20/Aug/15 with Michael Brookes

Becky - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/15 with Michael Brookes

royle883 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/15

Robs_Uren - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Lisa

rd20 - Lead dog - 18/Jul/15 with Roy, Neil

adi bryant - 2nd β - 30/May/15 with ian Wignall, Preet

ian Wignall - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Adi Bryant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/May/15

Danm79 - TR - 25/Mar/15

In the rain, great fun!
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/14

craggybear - 14/Sep/14

Really hard work at the first and second crux though this was just out of my own ability level and after several rests. However very satisfying once reaching the top. Took a right straight up and then crossed over to go up on the left VS.
popa2k - 2nd dog - 14/Sep/14

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Christina Holmgrun

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Fraser

FraserMcClennan - 2nd - 09/Aug/14

JP78 - Lead - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14

nwakeman - Lead dog - 10/Jul/14 with Mark Allwood

Surprisingly good after a full day of sun to dry out.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Andrew Gilmartin, Julian Bridle

JulianB - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Andrew Gilmartin, Chris Peka

Did this by Headtorch after Valkyrie, main difficulties were posed by not being able to see feet but nice climbing
Dogwood - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Ro Murphy

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Andy S

this put a big smile on my face
andy.smythe - 2nd - 23/Jun/14

Really quite sustained. Expected the route to merge with the Diff at the top and ease, don't think it does! Some rather exciting bridging to the exit hole
LovelyMrTom - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Emma Mines

Ejminee - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with LovelyMrTom

poigol5043 - Lead - 21/Jun/14

Ed Hayter - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Rob, Dave

saffy - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/14

Rockpiglet - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Rocksarge, stonechaser

StoneChaser - TR - 10/Apr/14 with Rocksarge, Rockpiglet

Hidden - 2014

WhipperSnapper - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/13 with Maxie, Minty

Maxie described it as anal. I however loved it though it was a bit challenging.
bazilikiukas - TR O/S - 30/Dec/13 with Maxie, Oliver skeoch

Terrible, started to get dark, making the top very dark. Heavy use of anti-gravity/assisted dyno.
alexpeeeee - 2nd dog - 30/Dec/13 with WhipperSnapper, bazilikiukas

Too wet
rd20 - Lead dnf - 19/Oct/13 with Clare

Partner led up to crux, then I lowered her off. I climbed back up, then led to top.
kim.mulji - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/13 with Claudina

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/13

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Trevor Wilson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/13

Good moves, shame its in such a deep gully as it end up a bit dirty. Would probably get more stars if it wasnt for that.
Tala M - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Mike Brookes

B4tgirl - 2nd - 05/Jul/13 with Tony

Blueso - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Anna

Mike W - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

David Robinson - Lead - 22/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/13

sara n - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Carl Bauer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/13

A squirm!
Dan Vaj - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Khalid

Hard on the left leg.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Dan Vajzovic

Hellflame - Lead RP - 25/Jul/12 with Shim Mills

SPD224 - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Chris Wright

Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Imogen carpenter

awesome, technical and pumpy at parts, bit damp a must do route!!!
shim - Jul/12

kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Christine Belk

never found the thank god hold !
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12

williap - Lead - 20/May/12

g1m147 - Lead - 18/May/12 with Mick.

stopped half way up as too wet
michael burrows - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/12

saffy - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

saffy - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Will Caesar - Lead O/S - 2012 with Sam Fishwick, Eddy Barnes

Hidden - 2012

RichardN - 2nd O/S - 26/Nov/11

Did it because it was the only dry bit of rock, until we topped out, bit of a squeeze with the belayer half in as well! Strangely fun?!
jack1996 - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/11 with pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Nick Whimster

swoollock - Lead - 01/Oct/11

cragant - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

HassenBali - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with WR

Jackspratt - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/11

Matt250 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

Surprisingly technical bridging - good fun and the squeeze was easy by comparison to others!
Babika - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Charles Leek

nice warm up. fun bridge at the top too!
jpmole - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/11

stephen ashworth - Lead - 08/Jun/11 with john frost, floss_81

mol - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Jesse

CChafer - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

matt0759 - 2nd - 24/May/11 with wirralclimber1984

Quite sustained and varied climbing - good route
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Wendy Anderson

Bit greasy, but protected from direct rain
ipblake - TR O/S - 15/May/11

iccy - Lead - 14/May/11

Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Ken T

Mrobinson005 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with dan geh

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/11

Let's see...sustained climbing...gentle overhanging, jamming and bridging....did I say sustained? Really rewarding climb! Great! Do it!
jacktomlinson - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Travis

chrisbrown_023 - Lead RP - 06/Mar/11 with Rob Mullett

flashpanther - Lead - Mar/11

Stuart William - 2nd dog - 27/Feb/11 with Matt Reynolds

John Mckeating - 2011

jshields - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with Liam Weaver, Ed James

Rick Ashton - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with andy gibb

Difficult move to gain crack to the left of massive block, tried various moves with no sucess - retreated only to watch my seconder - (who'd previously climbed it) take a fall trying same move. One for another day!
Stuart Hurworth - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/10 with Marcus Levens

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/10

Tricky moves, but a fun climb. Hard VS, but maybe because it was wet and slimy at the time.
manik - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with John Tomlinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

Harri777 - 2nd - 07/Aug/10 with jt, Manik

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/10

twodada - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Duncan

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Charles

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10

Quite nice, HS id say
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

This is ascended first via thrutchy laybacking, which is followed by thrutchy chimneying before some thrutchy bridging and a final thrutch through the manhole at the top. Great fun; Id recommend it to any VS leader! =D
Glyn Davidson - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Ali

nice chimney moves at top
Ali H - Lead - 23/May/10 with Glyn

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Nathan, Iain

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2010

philw - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Quite scary moves for VS, but that was probably something to do with the water running down the rocks! Nice finish once you find the hidden hold.
ebf - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Paul Stephenson

Bobbyonrock - TR rpt - 02/Aug/09 with Sparkles

nathanroberts89 - Lead dnf - Aug/09

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jul/09

ianslade - Lead β - Jul/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09

chiragshah5001 - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09

Andrew Lester - Lead - 12/Mar/09

Scary jam leading up to final move complimented with some egyptian style footing!
baconphat - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Andrew Barker

Rachey86 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Sam C

Ended up escaping into raven rock gully. Too wet!
BeccaSnowden - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/08 with Matt Turner

siah - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/08 with gavin nixon

A lot easier the second time round. That hidden hold was still waiting right near the top.
hugh2002 - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/08 with Si & Gavin

siah - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with gav nixen and hugh munro

Yucky, mucky and a scramble at the top.
hugh2002 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Melanie Butson

dennett - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with calvin dennett

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/08

hapymike - Lead - 14/Jun/08

smolders - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Steve P

stevepotter - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with Martin O

jcurley - 2nd - 06/Jun/08 with John Dickie

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08

Great fun! Plenty of bomber gear placements. Two Stars!
AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Richard Hopton

it started raining so choose this dry climb. I was very nervous doing this, I have dropped my 'Cams' at about half way but still climbed it, a really enjoyable finish.
steve2006 - Lead O/S - May/08 with david moore (age 10)

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Feb/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

dzlhodgson - Lead β - 04/Nov/07 with Eddie Hung

Superb climbing throughout, a great route.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Carmen

C.J.Horsfield - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with rachel hopkin

CarolineH - TR - 25/Aug/07

AJ007 - Lead - 11/Aug/07

nice climb, though very dust at the top.
ebunick - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Joe

Glad to finish it, tunnel at top is a blasting hole for the belaying the second. Easyish, lots to hold onto, drifted right half way but brought it back.
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Matt Thombs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

RichardBilly - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Matt Bishop

flower like - 2nd O/S - Jun/07 with Chris Williams

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/06

Quite commiting in the chimney near the top, or is my technique just bad?
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/06 with David Kettle

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Dave Love and Samian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Jul/06

givemetea - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Tony Yates

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/06

very tricky on the top slabs
tontopink - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/06 with Iain Woodhouse

Tough through hole at top very tight for the bigger boys
studly84 - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/06 with thomas poulton

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - TR - 2006

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/04

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/04

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Gloomy but worthwhile.
jimshrimp - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

wet but dry in places exit through bin lid was tremendous
A Crook - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/00 with David Shepherd

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Bobbyonrock - TR O/S - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead dnf - 2000 with Gaz Haynes

Hidden - 1995

Roget - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/91

andrew300169 - Lead - 1990

angry pirate - Lead - 1988

babymoac - 31/Jul/83

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

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