Rockfax Description
12m. The wider chimney is normally quitted leftwards where it narrows. No need for squawking if you cruise this one. © Rockfax

FA. Graham Kilner 1961

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Mike Hood 09/Oct 2nd
stratandrew 02/Sep 2nd
Jim Symon
Hidden 28/Aug Solo O/S
petegunn 28/Aug Solo
Hidden 03/Aug 2nd
ChrisGreen 03/Aug Lead rpt
radddogg 16/Jul Lead O/S

A nice climb with good gear at the crux around midway. A very exposed belay and sketchy descent. Well worth the one star.

Martin Hollowood
Dave Richards 16/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May 2nd
Nigel Bond 21/May 2nd
Colin Hutton
JenShelley 08/May 2nd O/S
bantamdave 30/Apr 2nd rpt
Dave Hopper, Alison Athrol
MartF 11/Apr 2nd β

Climbed this several years ago but failed to log.

Stu Spencer
yossarian714 10/Apr Solo O/S
scottmarcberry 10/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb Lead O/S
davyboy38 ??/2015 2nd
jonathandavey 07/Sep/14 2nd
JdotP 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Tom Davison, The Chosen One
vigroovian 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
ryan_d 29/Aug/14 Lead β
Will Weir
MatthewH 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 04/Aug/14 Lead
Nicola Pettit
D.botts87 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Johnny W
AnneMarie 23/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Led by Mike Tong

miketong 23/Jul/14 Lead
philgillespie 09/Jul/14 2nd
duffy82 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
chris74 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Dave lead clean

Dave. s, Chris. H
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
martintom 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Nikki Morrison
Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
jillb 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
sarahjk ?/Jun/14 Lead
ned_85 05/May/14 Lead
erbridger 05/May/14 2nd
ajeakins 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Woodiee 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Climbster 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Vixie 13/Apr/14 TR O/S
Bloke on a Rope 13/Apr/14 2nd β
Jake, Vic, Matt
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
tjrukc ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
StuartCJones ?/Nov/13 Lead
danny_whew 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Derek Cotton
Derek.cttn 06/Oct/13 Lead
Derek.cttn 06/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Will Gordon 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
bgreen3761 25/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd
jsw1 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Ryan Abbott
HannahGo 26/Jul/13 Lead dnf
Jared Kitchen
HannahGo 26/Jul/13 2nd β
Jared Kitchen
jordan taylor 25/Jul/13 Lead
Luke Jones 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
sparra 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
domhowell 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
bantamdave 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
spacecadetjake ?/Jul/13 2nd β
ndraper1 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Cruty Rammers 19/Jun/13 2nd β

Did again as a warmup

peachos 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyed that one, nice n cruisy

Lilly, Graeme
franhammond92 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Josh Hoyle 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Amazoniangirl 07/Jun/13 2nd
Harri777 05/Jun/13 2nd
Mark Kilner
monkeymark 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Cruty Rammers 30/May/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyable stuff

Hidden 21/May/13 Lead
BenPitt 06/May/13 Lead
Guyinsas 01/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Solo rpt
hamishjfk 20/Apr/13 Lead
Andy Wilson
Vixie 16/Apr/13 2nd
jacko120 06/Apr/13 Lead
damob123 23/Mar/13 2nd β

Very cold, numb fingers, light snow

Alex Munnery 12/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Luke Duckworth
BenPitt ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Andrew Holden ??/2013 Lead
toby farnworth ?/Oct/12 Lead
Russ_Critchley 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

With Gaz

Derek Robinson 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Caroline Gillett, Mark Collins
Mark Collins 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Caroline Gillett, Delboy
gpcomps 20/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Steve Kinsley
bantamdave 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Climbed in the dark

Phillau 24/Jul/12 2nd β
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo O/S
Chris Manasseh 20/May/12 Lead
John Armstrong
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead rpt
Alan Dixon 20/May/12 -
CKegan 20/May/12 2nd
jvarmstrong 20/May/12 2nd


jon_gill1 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Gumery 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
lancashirelass 28/Mar/12 2nd
Mike Hood 25/Mar/12 Solo
peaker16 24/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/12 2nd
LukeS21 ??/2012 -
Snorfalorpagus 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Finished direct.

Sam Fitton
erbridger 14/Oct/11 Lead
Jackspratt 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Nathan Clark
adunlop 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ian-WE 25/Sep/11 2nd
katherinesydney 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S

not as scary as the descent

Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
sofe13 27/Aug/11 2nd

Love this climb, lead it a few years ago, much better with decent shoes.

jonwright 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/11 2nd
Martin Davies 01/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Tim Rogers
carl_123 31/Jul/11 2nd
eccyamigo 20/Jul/11 2nd
phil kendrick
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead
AndyFunnell 10/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
xannaxlx ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mark Wilson23 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
stratandrew 18/May/11 Lead rpt
Dave Wylie, Trish Cranston
garywalker147 04/May/11 Lead
agolay 04/May/11 Lead O/S

Trickier than expected but pleasent enough, had the quarry to ourselves which was nice

adamjeffs 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
climbingchica 29/Apr/11 2nd

struggled to use right hand to pull up with after recent broken wrist injury

happy_c 26/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Pete McKinlay 26/Apr/11 2nd
Andy Shaw
Pete McKinlay 26/Apr/11 2nd
Andy Shaw
Duracell 22/Apr/11 2nd
Andy Clarke
Mark Smith 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
dave bennett, james ellander
daveyb 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Duracell 22/Apr/11 2nd

Ab off

Owdham 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good lead with one "awkward" more around mid height.

bexyboo 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
si_green99 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jacktomlinson 08/Apr/11 Solo
happy_c 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Titi, Gedas
anteater 24/Oct/10 Lead
anteater2 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
JYates 17/Oct/10 2nd
Chris Wilson
SteWatkins ?/Sep/10 -
SAF 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Sam Parry
tomo_tom ?/Aug/10 Lead
tobyk 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Emma Akam
Donald Kelly 08/Jul/10 2nd O/S
joe.91 02/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Pete Reid, Thomas Reid
ggflett 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Steven Bush
nepsoi999 21/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Tdavy01 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Rickrick 17/Jun/10 -
stratandrew 09/Jun/10 2nd
Phase 05/Jun/10 Solo dnf

nice line

Mark Smith
Jon Pilling 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ant riley 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
jamesgodwin64 30/May/10 Solo O/S
jimhall 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Good route. bomber protection. had to leave a number 6 nut behind as it would just not come out!

Leon Worsley
Hidden 13/May/10 2nd O/S
WillCass 13/May/10 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 27/Apr/10 2nd β
JakiBell 17/Apr/10 2nd
Nigel Jenkins
joe.91 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Iain Cumpstey
hellboundblr 12/Apr/10 Lead
John Carlin
hardoreVdiffBen 07/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tomvet2b 08/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Laura D
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Lunar25 ??/2010 Solo
Simon Caldwell 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
wheelo 21/Sep/09 2nd
chris g
ChrisGreen 21/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Leo Woodhead 13/Sep/09 Solo β

Nice bit of bridging!

Steve Wolstencroft
Steve Wolstencroft 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
sarah13 16/Aug/09 2nd
WoD 13/Aug/09 TR O/S
victim of mathematics 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead rpt
monkeymark 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Jay J ?/Jul/09 Lead
d_evo20 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Kev Goodwin
natalie28 08/Jun/09 2nd
Die hard crew!
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd O/S
slarty 13/May/09 Lead rpt

Nice chimney.

Hidden 07/May/09 Lead rpt
George Ormerod 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Good value for a Severe. Bomber protection.

Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
Prez 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Barry D 02/Apr/09 2nd
Dick Williams
willjh 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Second lead. A nice route that's worth doing

Hidden 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
sdspence 29/Mar/09 2nd dog
Dave Spencer
MazElden ?/Mar/09 Lead
climbingste 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
rich.lambert 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
blackpoolrock 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Easy to start, three pieces of protection used, went left at end. Belayed second from top, but they retreated as too hard. I walked off the top, across the ridge, nasty gap half way, watch your step!

quirky 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S

nice route. not much protection at the top, but positive holds.

Taffa 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Neil Mackay
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
skittles 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Jonathan Vardy
o g tim 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S


laura bond
Chris Lyon 25/May/08 Lead O/S
Tom Whitehead
dread-i 08/May/08 Lead O/S
dave m.
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead rpt
mark2572 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Loved it. Found protection a little sparse towards the top. 1st Severe....2nd lead climb ever.

dan1stdan 16/Feb/08 2nd β

Good climb but not easy to protect.I would not want to fall leading this.

TonyP ??/2008 Lead
dasdo ??/2008 -
Hidden 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
execlimber ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 21/May/07 TR rpt
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Matt - BodyPoint 10/May/07 Lead O/S
Bob Bowdler
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd
tomB 26/Mar/07 2nd rpt
jscoles 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Tom Baker
rick1fugazi 13/Mar/07 Lead rpt

No problems

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips 13/Mar/07 2nd
rick (Blackpool)
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
dannyxt 11/Mar/07 AltLd
James Jennings
Hidden 02/Mar/07 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Stuart Wildman ??/2007 -
Rob Hill
Mtnexploits 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
willplatts 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Greg Rowlinson
donkarlo 07/Jul/06 2nd
Geoff Lyons, Pete Dennet
rick1fugazi 29/Jun/06 2nd O/S

No problems. Pretty easy Severe.

ChrisGreen 05/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/May/06 Lead O/S

Lead again on 24/04/08

John Turner
tomB ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

First ever lead!

santobugito ??/2006 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2006 -
dave mann ??/2006 Solo O/S
jpreston 15/Dec/05 Lead O/S
andrew coulton
jpreston 12/Dec/05 Lead O/S

s 4a

andrew coulton
Richard Hession 13/Jul/05 Solo O/S
steven ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Chris donahue
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
FrankW ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
JonHarvey 07/Sep/03 Lead O/S
shazhooper 07/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
Jon Harvey
ChrisGreen 11/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/03 Lead O/S
slarty 15/May/03 2nd O/S

Nice climb, especially the bridging moves on the minimalist footholds near the top.

Trobbo 24/Apr/02 Solo
mike sissons
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Ann S ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Bill Harrison
jsw1 05/May/99 Lead O/S

My first ever lead

Dave Sudell
innesmac ??/1999 -
mcb ??/1999 -
slarty 13/Jun/98 Lead O/S

Damp but OK (rain held off)

Hidden 13/Apr/97 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/95 TR
Graham Booth ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Andy Say 27/May/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Mike_T0501 12/Jun/93 Lead O/S
tapley 21/May/91 Lead
Alison Tapley
craig h 05/May/91 Solo O/S
John Southworth ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/90 Solo O/S
mattnuttall 03/Aug/90 Solo
Alan Holden
Backinthegame ?/Jul/90 Lead
badgy ??/1990 Lead O/S
BigHairyIan 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/88 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/87 Lead rpt

Had seconded it the previous year

goi.ashmore 22/Feb/86 Solo β
Carl Smethurst ??/1985 Solo
BigHairyIan 30/Jul/84 Solo β
BigHairyIan 08/Apr/84 2nd O/S
GuySummers 08/Apr/84 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/83 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/81 Solo O/S
Hammy 06/Dec/80 Solo
Dave Westby ??/1963 Lead O/S
Garry Nuttal
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
Votes cast 39
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 36
Votes cast 34
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set