Original Route** HVD 3c

Rockfax Description
Start as for Queen's Parlour Gully (or more direct - a grubby 4b ) and slant right - more big chipped holds - to a possible stance below the chimney. Climb to a recess then take the awkward through-route. Sneak off left or, alternatively, finish up the hard and polished crack springing from the recess - more like 4c. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The main cave section is easier going down than up!

FA. J.W.Puttrell 1890

Ticklists: Black Rocks Gullies and Chimneys.

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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Cave was fun
Rebecca North - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Ciara

catherine.e.moss - 2nd β - 19/Apr/15 with Simon Moss, Basil Moss

Ben Griffiths - Lead - 18/Apr/15 with Andy Barrow, Will Drake

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15

amccann - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Nick

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/14

alyssan - Lead - 27/Jul/14

gkrgeorge - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/14

razzorbuzz - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Mike

mcrockett - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with razzorbuzz

lenn1346 - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/13

Led by Scott after all three of us failed to commit to Queens Parlour Chimney! A really fun route- not much point placing gear once inside the chimney.
TJ Mather - 2nd O/S - 01/May/13 with Scott Humphries, Robbie Lander

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Dec/12

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Laura

lbarras - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/12 with jake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12

Haydn Jones - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/11 with paul

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

bikergirl88 - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

AndyPagett - TR - 14/Apr/11 with Ben Laverick, Adam Mitchell

Libby - Lead - 31/Mar/11

Intended to tackle Queens Parlour but had a case of the nerves and carried on with this one.
oddessy_uk - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Dec/10

Rope snagged on cave. Belayed from nr top, rather than very top.
jymbob - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Steve Brown

Koala - 2nd - Sep/10

tiggersdontclimbtrees - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

Great fun, would have been quicker if i was slimmer
Denatone - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/10

LisaA - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/10

Easy solo, don't think its worthy of a HVD.
Stuart Hurworth - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Dave Wilson

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/10

This was Rueben’s 'good idea' for the day, absolutely hated it at the time and got very wedged in the chimney. Oddly I'm looking forward to doing it again, it's a proper adventure!
bigdrew - Solo β - 03/May/10 with Reuben

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Dec/08

lenn1346 - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/08 with Colin L

Not climbed esp lead outside for a while. Good chimney route to get back into it, esp solid belay point.
devonjester - Lead β - 27/Jun/08 with Justin L

lenn1346 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Mark

HVD 3c
scottski - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with A.Cooley

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Dec/07

This is more like Mod (apart from the avoidable, polished 4c crack at the top)! A fantastic route nonetheless and ideal solo.
crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/07

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/07

howlingbaboon - Solo - 05/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Sankey - Solo - 08/Jul/07 with Clare and Reuben

Alfredo - Lead - Nov/06

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 2006 with Nick Smith

Chickened out of the final crack.
Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/05 with Reuben

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/03 with Christina Ennis & Louise Burness

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 11/Oct/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/01

Budge - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/00 with Jan

alan moore - 2000

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/95 with Robert Mirfin

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1995 with Shaun Hodgkins

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 16/Apr/83

paul59 - Lead - 10/Jun/80 with Paul Kirk

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/Nov/77 with Tony Cuddy

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/76 with David Mirfin

rogerskews - 1976 with CMC Members

mikej - Solo - 21/Apr/73 with Colin Peter, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 09/Jul/72 with E

mikej - Solo - 09/May/71 with Dave Williams, E

Andy Say - Solo - 1968

mikej - Solo - 23/Nov/66 with Keith Gregson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, alexei.nicholas, richardw87, eddiem1

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