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Starvation Chimney** HVD

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18m. The compelling narrow rift to a tight exit through the inards of the cliff. Speaking as one who emerged trouserless from its clutches, the climb is well worth exploring. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Through Routes!, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 02/May/13

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Tom Reed

it was a bit green on the lower slabby bit but the trick to getting in to the chimney is grab the hold from deep within and 'uff' your way up once your head and half your body is in the hold then get your right foot to a high hold. I see the light at the end of the tunnel !!
Reedymc - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with John Proctor

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/12

CKegan - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with neil

thought I was going to need to be rescued, the starting crack is hard then also found "getting into the chimney proper to be quite worrying - not much for your feet and quite a drop below, down the initial slab" finally got in a battled up and out. Done in trainers but not sure if rock shoes would have helped. Classic of the style if you like this kind of thing or stars given as a good joke??
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12

Ummm old skool climb/caving. Slab was fortunately dry enough.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Nice name , nice climb!!!
stevo smith - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Pam

This must be the weirdest climb I've ever done. It was seriously mossy, which made the lower bit very tricky, then the top bit.... I wouldn't want to do it if I were any bigger!!! (Is it more like caving?)
willplatts - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Greg Rowlinson

nige - Solo - Apr/07

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2004

Great fun if you like that sort of thing :) I found getting into the chimney proper to be quite worrying - not much for your feet and quite a drop below, down the initial slab.
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo - Sep/03 with Thea Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

why, oh why, did we bother!!
barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/96 with mike w

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 1994 with Steve Wild

mattnuttall - Solo - May/89 with Alan Holden

craig h - Solo O/S - 10/May/88

In rain
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/85 with Huw Evans

charlesmfrench - Solo - 29/Mar/81

Tom V - 1969

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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 22 (40.9%)
Lead8 of 22 (36.4%)
Followed4 of 22 (18.2%)
Unknown1 of 22 (4.5%)

'Climbed'6 of 22 (27.3%)
clean O/S15 of 22 (68.2%)
dnf1 of 22 (4.5%)