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The Great Chimney*** HS 4b

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18m. The deep rift is approached via wide bridging to reach a scratched slab. From the small ledge above the left end of this slab mantel into the chimney and follow it throughout. The exit is tricky. Originally split at a belay on the 'small ledge'. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.W.Puttrell 1903

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Puttrell's Progress, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

followed the line as per the over the moors guide, still a bit confused if this is actually correct, from the big ledge I bridged up the reached left to the small ledge, were as other guides show it going left into the left hand version!
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Pete aka Dad

Brown - Solo - 31/Aug/13 with Andy R

sputnik - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

slacky - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Ben

Brilliant - a real mini expedition.
Ramblin dave - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Paul B

Frank the Husky - 2013

sgl - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Susie

Chris Hind - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Bry

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

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

Hard! The move on to the small ledge, and the mantel off it, both felt 4c, but the 'tricky' exit was about VDiff.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Carmen

jonka - 2nd - Jun/08 with gareth

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Taft

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

FrankW - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Levi

cem - 2nd - Oct/96 with Andrew Roberts

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/96 with mike w

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/96 with Alan Nuttall

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/91 with chris jones, JT

Iain Thow - 2nd - 26/May/88 with Bob Lister

Hidden - Solo - 16/Oct/77

Hidden - Solo - 16/Oct/77

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
peachos, sting, Andrew Bangs, glennofsheff, benman, gazbonutter

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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 25 (28.0%)
Lead11 of 25 (44.0%)
Followed6 of 25 (24.0%)
Unknown1 of 25 (4.0%)

'Climbed'11 of 25 (44.0%)
clean O/S13 of 25 (52.0%)
clean β1 of 25 (4.0%)