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Flake Chimney* D

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[bottom of climb (under flake), 1 kb]14m. Traverse the crest of the huge perched flake (walk across or ride it - the choice is yours) to reach an easy groove. Awkward to protect so be wary of scaring beginners! © ROCKFAX

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Photo: bottom of climb (under flake) © Tom Styles
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This climb is in 222 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

good old chimney
oldtaff - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Eleanor Jones

Super duper awesome! Hoping to go for the HS finish at the next opportunity.
Leleanor93 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Benedict Powrie

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Georgia Fergusson

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Luke Jones - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Luke Bibbey

Theeni - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13

Supadeano86 - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/13 with jamescoleman

Good fun
JamesColeman - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Dean

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/13

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

tomjemmett - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/13 with Chris Pearson

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 25/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/13

J McPhee - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Emma Chapman

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Ian MK - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with MacMacDonald

tomjemmett - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Guy Oliver

carl_123 - Solo rpt - 12/May/13

MartF - Solo O/S - 12/May/13 with carl_123

stratandrew - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Dave Wylie

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

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

carl_123 - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12

Really fun!
Binder - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/12

jakethepeg - Solo - 22/Aug/12

In descent -actually quite nice!
Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 18/Aug/12

MrFreekie - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Ben

didnt realise it was a climb till aftre i downclimbed it
northy1983 - Solo - Aug/12

Peter Foster - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Don, Lewis, Ben White

Webster - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/12

Like a scramble until the chimney which was very wet and easy to slip. The plank was fun.
Dan Simcox - 10/Jun/12 with Mark James Kowal

j.townley - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/12

robinmuzette - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Heather Mungin

RichardN - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Trina B - Solo - 23/Apr/12

Seconded in approach shoes before breakfast
ladymuck - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Mike Pollitt

Climb before breakfast
MJP - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Kim Ashworth

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Great little adventure. Great exposure on the 'plank'
yarrow - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

wendynicholls - 16/Oct/11 with Dan Slome

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11

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

lottiec - 2nd - 10/Sep/11 with Mikey P

mrmgrime20 - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with james dowsett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/11

Downclimb
Double Knee Bar - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/11

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

jumpingjimminy - Lead rpt - 29/May/11 with Ellie

BB95 - Lead - 18/Apr/11 with Soph Flowers

Scary
sophiex3 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/11

Josh_West - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Griff1990 - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Josh West

chrisbrown_023 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Rob Mullett

scotty h - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Steve Hammond, Lewis Mansell

lewismansell - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/11

John Mckeating - 2011

Dahinchl - 2nd - 23/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

antmorgan1991 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10

Bit unprotected at the beginning!
ladymuck - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Paul Sims, Mike Pollitt

Kim led. Nice climb. Not much in the way of protection up the flake, other than a rhododendron bush to break the fall
MJP - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Paul Sims, Kim Ashworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10

parker236 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Andy Hennnel, Peter Parker

adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Hoult, Zeb

zebster - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Adam

Storm Hunter - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jun/10

Chris Dovey - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Luke Parkes

parksy986 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with chris dovey

Kamikaze Badger - Lead - 25/May/10 with Phil Newing

richyclimb - Lead - 22/May/10 with tala murdock

Tala M - 2nd - 22/May/10

Started with the intention of leading Straight Crack but found it to be too hard to backed off back onto the diff.
Kylie - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Luke Vincent, mullermn

mullermn - Solo O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

treeminkies - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with carole

MPSBunny - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with Matthew Turner

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

ozbaker - Lead - 2010

ml_si - Lead - 2010

Laura-lou - Lead - 28/Oct/09 with dad

matthias13 - Solo - 17/Oct/09

Chris_Williams - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Phil Maher

maherp - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Chris Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

jumpingjimminy - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Ellie

jcurley - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Sam Curley

siah - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with hissey

ianslade - Lead β - Jul/09 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09

Kingsjester - TR - 13/Jun/09 with G. Tuson

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Jake Howard

Jake Howard - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Mark Stitson

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

michael burrows - 2nd - 08/May/09 with margaret

Lallylandslider - Lead - 08/May/09 with michael burrows

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/09

Warming up - first of the day.
Richard Gilbert - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Helen

jepotherepo - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Helen

Andrew Lester - Lead - 19/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09

petellis - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Jenny Clarke

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Lady John

johanspun - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Dave

keith leonard - 2009

khumbu-Kid - 2nd - 28/Dec/08 with Ross

Valentino - 2nd - 28/Dec/08 with Paul

Nice little climb! care is needed though, as there is dodgy gear placement on top of flake and then exposure across flake!
Tom Styles - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/08 with Pete Jones

After backing off Rhodren and Straight Crack in the rain/low cloud/mist/fog* * delete as appropriate
SteveM - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Kat

Swam the chimney...
kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with SteveM

Tom Robinson - Lead - 09/Oct/08 with Steve White

in descent. Green!
danm - Solo - 06/Oct/08

I did it backwards, what a clever idea! :S
BeccaSnowden - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/08 with Jason Turner

LeighAdams - Lead - 27/Jul/08 with Eddie Banks

OK start and finish, cool exposure
Killianmurphy - TR O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Becki moore

good fun but the exposure is slightly un-nerving on 'the plank'
Becki Moore - TR O/S - 22/Jul/08 with killianmurphyjade

pimmie - 2nd - 30/Jun/08 with Stordy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/08

djking1983 - Solo - 22/Jun/08

Easy but no gear, scary on top of the flake, it's a long way down on both sides. Shuffled along the plank on my arse in high wind!
mmalbon - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Mick

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with Rob Gamm

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

In walking boots
MattT88 - Solo rpt - 24/May/08 with Becca Snowden

MattT88 - Solo O/S - 14/May/08 with Dan Cummings

maggsy - Solo O/S - 14/May/08

dont do it whens its really windy, argh!
sarah87 - Solo O/S - 14/May/08 with Daniel Cummings

krikoman - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

ollie080488 - Solo O/S - 01/May/08

John's Lead
DanT - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/08 with Mand Hancock, John Hodgson

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/08

mark32 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08

pldarch - 2nd dog - 19/Mar/08 with Sam

sambosanquet101 - Lead - 19/Mar/08 with Peter Darch

skittles - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

roscoe6 - Lead - 16/Feb/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

stordys - 2008

carl_coop - 2nd O/S - 2008 with George Best

ClaireS - Solo - 2008 with Dan Cummings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

gingergeorge - Lead - 2008 with carl_coop

Great fun climb - lack of useful protection improves it!
James Moyle - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07 with D. Murphy

Good rock humping fun.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/07 with Katherine and Tom Willdig

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/07

james.f.williamson - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/07

dja - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/07 with Matt Ling

matt ling - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/07 with dja

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

Tom Last - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/06

Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06

daza - Solo - 19/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/06

captainH - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/06

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 10/Jul/06

Was attempting Straight Crack (HS4a) but rain and greasy rock made me retreat into the chimney!
Caralynh - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/06 with Lizzie (Flicka)

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/06

edmitchell - Solo - 30/May/06

ASchwirtz - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Hanna Wride

DanT - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Flick Towns

daza - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/06 with Jaybird

Should have read the guide book. I scared two newbies
aaronthehippy - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Rubin & Rachel

MagnusL - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/06 with My mate Paul

EAYL - Lead - 23/Oct/05 with Patrick Snow

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/05 with Victim of Maths

funky climbing over the flake
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/05 with Sharon R

davek - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Larson

Hidden - Solo - 31/May/05

stevo smith - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/05

stevo smith - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/05

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/05 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead - 2005

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 07/Dec/04

Rampikino - Lead - 07/Aug/04 with Liz, Ian, Claire, Glyn

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Ian _Haigh

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/03

Leg biter!
Chesh - Lead - 2003 with Mash

mark s - Solo - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jul/02

tlr - Solo - 2000

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2000 with lorna

Martyn - 2000

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

Hidden - 1995

Howard J - Solo - 21/Aug/94

Roget - Solo O/S - 25/Dec/90

babymoac - Solo - 18/Nov/90

andrew300169 - Lead - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 17/May/89

angry pirate - Lead - 1988

Ian Archer - Solo - 04/Apr/87

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

mikej - Solo - 08/Jul/70 with Stewart Grant

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, Hidden, reckless_rat, Hidden, nublet

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Style of ascent

Soloed70 of 222 (31.5%)
Lead95 of 222 (42.8%)
Followed44 of 222 (19.8%)
Toproped3 of 222 (1.4%)
Unknown10 of 222 (4.5%)

'Climbed'91 of 222 (41.0%)
clean O/S122 of 222 (55.0%)
clean β2 of 222 (0.9%)
clean rpt6 of 222 (2.7%)
dogged1 of 222 (0.5%)