Rockfax Description
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.

kez1 ?/Oct Lead O/S
with Frankie davies, dale tomkinson
Kemics 10/Sep 2nd O/S

Old skool chimneying. Start was hard.

with Mel
Matthew Glenn 09/Sep 2nd O/S
gpcomps 11/Aug Lead O/S
with Mark L
MarkLoveday 11/Aug 2nd O/S
rob 528 20/Jul Lead O/S
hthom 11/Jul 2nd
gavster 05/Oct/14 Lead
with kev
mapperley samurai 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Gavin Pownall
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
gavster 21/Sep/14 2nd
with ruth
Ruthie 21/Sep/14 Lead
with Gavin
DanChad 10/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Awkward but nice

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 10/Sep/14 Lead
jonathandavey 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Jul/14 2nd
carl_123 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
ADConway 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
snowfluke 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
benland 09/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Again, fell while bridging. Clearly something I need to work on :)

with Jamie Evans
gavster 01/Jun/14 Lead
with ruth
Ruthie 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Gavin
mchonofsky 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 05/May/14 Lead
with Roland Strube, Harry Turnbull
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
gavster ??/2014 2nd
with ruth
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
EddieA 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Hugh, Joe A
Paul Hy 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
Mayaculpa 09/Jul/13 2nd
with Paul
sputnik 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/13 Solo O/S

bit disappointing but probably best led

demarcation86 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
sambosanquet101 22/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead
kim.mulji 30/Jun/12 Lead rpt

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!

Joemanglerocks 26/May/12 Lead
with Emily Venables
glaramara 25/May/12 TR

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.

with tamzin
Graham Westbrook 18/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
seb m-c 01/Sep/11 TR

Built releasable abseil and tested it on Jon then re- rigged for Top-rope.

with Jon Rowland
climb the peak ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
tmawer 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good traditional fun.

with Jaime Robertson
mol 31/Jul/11 Lead

green...second half was fun

with Jesse
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Nick_Merriman ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
SteveM 22/Apr/11 2nd
with Kat
kitkat78 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with SteveM
tgeh 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
TheLiz 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Tim Lee, Josh
jimmyjames1985 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

hard to find pro in the first bit (little flared cracks), after then get some good gear in and chimney to the top, brill!

Andyp89 ?/Apr/11 Lead
p_won ?/Apr/11 Lead
with Stuart Crosbie, johnny walker
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
keith leonard ??/2011 -
hapymike 09/Sep/10 Lead

start was bad but once in the back of the chimney it was worth the stars

rod757 ?/Jul/10 Lead
Toby B 1985 ?/Jun/10 Lead
JasonV 23/May/10 Lead dog

green, green, green!

with John, Rod
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/10 TR dnf
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
LP ??/2010 -
bavarianGaz 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, but very green!

with Dan and Tom
Tom Lee-Field 13/Oct/09 2nd dog

Very green but 1x great fall!!

with Dan, Gaz
clairepoppett 28/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Green and Horrible! Made even worse by a jack russell guarding the exit!

with Jim Gaffney
dannyboy83 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Noodles30 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
alias dave 02/May/09 2nd O/S

wet slipy n horrible

with liam ....
DrIan 21/Sep/08 2nd

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

with Scott & Rachel
frume 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Saff
mmalbon 29/Jun/08 TR

nice thrutching and bridging.

with Simon
DaveWarren 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Very green and done in big boots. Jamie's first severe lead. Nice one

with Jamie
stevepotter 08/Jun/08 Lead
rd20 08/Jun/08 2nd
with Kim
kim.mulji 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
snakebite 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sam Doyle
stemill 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
Calder 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Ste
Simon Caldwell 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

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.

with Carmen
dja 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with jodi
MaccMark 18/Aug/07 2nd
with Philip Jarvis
Crewey-Si 28/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead
EAYL 30/Aug/06 Lead
with Mat J
Hidden 08/Aug/06 Solo dnf
rob wmc 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Pete
2RoyalAnglian ?/Aug/05 2nd

nice climbing by mark as he placed no gear as there wasn't any!!

with mark ansty
John Eley ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/Jul/05 2nd
donkster ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
with talltim
Hidden 15/Sep/04 Lead
Dux 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Premal
Hidden 06/Jun/04 Solo O/S
jimshrimp 04/Sep/03 Lead
Snowie 06/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Thought this was quite tricky for the grade in the guidebook (HVD 4a)!

MontyH 12/May/02 2nd
with Andy Lawrance
chrishedgehog 17/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
with Gaz Haynes
Hidden 19/Jul/98 Lead dnf
Alastair Hudson 17/Aug/97 Lead
with Paul Potter
rachm2004 19/Apr/97 2nd
with Ross B
Gordon Stainforth 16/Aug/95 2nd
with John Cutcliffe, Katrina
Martyn ??/1995 Lead
Roget 01/May/91 Solo O/S
babymoac 02/Feb/89 Lead
with Sid
angry pirate ??/1989 Lead
Yourlead ?/Jun/88 2nd
with Philip Harnden
Hidden 24/Aug/86 Solo
Ian Archer 05/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
Howard J 10/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 25/Apr/82 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
Hammy 09/Jul/79 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Nigel Bond 09/Dec/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
RichardMc 30/Apr/77 Lead
with Dave Langmead
mikej 29/Nov/70 Solo
tapley 23/Nov/69 Lead
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