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Rib Chimney** S 4a

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[D on Rib Chimney, 2 kb]18m. The long chimney is approached by a crack to pass blocks and then gives classic bridging, as well as back and footing, if you don't get too involved with its dark depths. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Advanced beginner Hen Cloud and Ramshaw, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

Photo: D on Rib Chimney © Paul Hy
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 93 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

EddieA - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Hugh, Joe A

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Paul

sputnik - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

bit disappointing but probably best led
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/13

demarcation86 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Paul

sambosanquet101 - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Martin Jones

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/12

Second time - first time I led this in 2008. Phil George belayed, Hok seconded. Damp when started - hard first part, rained - harder second part - more rain, and harder third part - once worked out how to get into bridge easier, then into corner, and thrutching to top - no nice holds at top! HVS 5a in the wet!
kim.mulji - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/12

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 26/May/12 with Emily Venables

Practice to try and get my head 'round grit. Looks like classic climbing but seemed well protected. Quite tough lead though i reckon. Nice hand jam at top.
glaramara - TR - 25/May/12 with tamzin

Graham Westbrook - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Enjoyable. Better than it looks.
JohnHutch - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with L

Built releasable abseil and tested it on Jon then re- rigged for Top-rope.
seb m-c - TR - 01/Sep/11 with Jon Rowland

climb the peak - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Good traditional fun.
tmawer - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Jaime Robertson

green...second half was fun
mol - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with Jesse

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11

SteveM - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with SteveM

tgeh - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with dan geh

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh

TheLiz - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Tim Lee, Josh

hard to find pro in the first bit (little flared cracks), after then get some good gear in and chimney to the top, brill!
jimmyjames1985 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Andyp89 - Lead - Apr/11

p_won - Lead - Apr/11 with Stuart Crosbie, johnny walker

John Mckeating - 2011

keith leonard - 2011

start was bad but once in the back of the chimney it was worth the stars
hapymike - Lead - 09/Sep/10

rod757 - Lead - Jul/10

Toby B 1985 - Lead - Jun/10

green, green, green!
JasonV - Lead dog - 23/May/10 with John, Rod

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

LP - 2010

Enjoyable, but very green!
bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09 with Dan and Tom

Very green but 1x great fall!!
Tom Lee-Field - 2nd dog - 13/Oct/09 with Dan, Gaz

Green and Horrible! Made even worse by a jack russell guarding the exit!
clairepoppett - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/09 with Jim Gaffney

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09

Noodles30 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

wet slipy n horrible
alias dave - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with liam ....

At the bottom over the blocks you need Big (with a capital B) gear, or you wont get anything in not hard just green and awkward. Top lovely if you want to practice your bridge technique
DrIan - 2nd - 21/Sep/08 with Scott & Rachel

frume - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Saff

nice thrutching and bridging.
mmalbon - TR - 29/Jun/08 with Simon

Very green and done in big boots. Jamie's first severe lead. Nice one
DaveWarren - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Jamie

stevepotter - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with paddygoodwin

rd20 - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with Kim

kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

snakebite - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Sam Doyle

stemill - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Graham

Calder - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with Ste

Very disappointing. Not worth any stars, though the middle section was quite pleasant. Full of fine ash as well, not sure if it was the remains of a barbecue or someone's grandma.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Carmen

dja - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with jodi

MaccMark - 2nd - 18/Aug/07 with Philip Jarvis

Crewey-Si - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/07

EAYL - Lead - 30/Aug/06 with Mat J

Green, dirty and polished. How did this get 2 stars??!
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo dnf - 08/Aug/06

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Pete

nice climbing by mark as he placed no gear as there wasn't any!!
2RoyalAnglian - 2nd - Aug/05 with mark ansty

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd - 07/Jul/05 with victim of mathematics

donkster - 2nd O/S - Nov/04 with talltim

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/04

Dux - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/04 with Premal

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/04

MontyH - 2nd - 12/May/02 with Andy Lawrance

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/00 with Joe Thompson

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000 with Gaz Haynes

rachm2004 - 2nd - 19/Apr/97 with Ross B

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 16/Aug/95 with John Cutcliffe, Katrina

Martyn - Lead - 1995

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/May/91

babymoac - Lead - 02/Feb/89 with Sid

angry pirate - Lead - 1989

Yourlead - 2nd - Jun/88 with Philip Harnden

Hidden - Solo - 24/Aug/86

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/86 with Tony Green

Howard J - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 25/Apr/82

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980

Hammy - AltLd - 09/Jul/79 with Jonathon Stacey

Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Dec/78 with Martin Crosby

RichardMc - Lead - 30/Apr/77 with Dave Langmead

mikej - Solo - 29/Nov/70

tapley - Lead - 23/Nov/69

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Voting
Total votes cast 61
hard HS0 of 21
HS0 of 21
easy HS4 of 21
hard S8 of 21
S6 of 21
easy S1 of 21
hard HVD2 of 21
HVD0 of 21
easy HVD0 of 21
hard 4b0 of 19
4b1 of 19
easy 4b6 of 19
hard 4a4 of 19
4a7 of 19
easy 4a1 of 19
hard 3c0 of 19
3c0 of 19
easy 3c0 of 19
3 Stars2 of 21
2 Stars10 of 21
1 Star3 of 21
0 Stars6 of 21
Bag of .....0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 93 (8.6%)
Lead49 of 93 (52.7%)
Followed24 of 93 (25.8%)
Toproped4 of 93 (4.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 93 (1.1%)
Unknown7 of 93 (7.5%)

'Climbed'52 of 93 (55.9%)
clean O/S36 of 93 (38.7%)
clean rpt1 of 93 (1.1%)
dogged2 of 93 (2.2%)
dnf2 of 93 (2.2%)