45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This amazing route follows the inside of the through cave to the lip, eventually popping out onto Deep Space. Start at the left-hand side of the landward wall of the through cave.
1) 4c, 35m. Climb easily up the wall to a large blocky ledge and walk rightwards along this. Move up until you are level with the top roof of the cave and then pull around into a chimneying position. Back and foot to the chockstone near the lip. Wild!
2) 4b, 10m. Squeeze through above a second chockstone (also wild) and climb the corner crack above to the top. © Rockfax

FA. M.Harris 18.4.81 18/Apr/1981

Ticklists: HVS Adventures, Through Routes!, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Classic Chimney - England and Wales.

Hidden 29/Sep AltLd O/S
FlavioL1989 29/Aug Lead O/S

Don't bring a head-torch for the full experience

rajeshwarbisht 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with Flavio
Hidden 28/Aug AltLd
Dervey 08/Jun AltLd O/S
with Liam
VPJB 06/Jun -
Cheese Monkey 06/Jun AltLd O/S
with Ric E
RichyBOYY 06/Jun Lead O/S

Crazy bridging - weird and wonderful!

Dunx 25/May AltLd O/S
with Jake Thompsett
chancer 24/May AltLd O/S

OMG! Only really VS as in climber's guide but E3 exposure. Nothing quite like it.

with Jason Wood
Ian MK 24/May Lead O/S

OMG Indeed! Finished at 10:30 PM. Will try and remember a head torch next time I commit to something like this!! Great route - very different! :)

with Anna
Anna Maykova 24/May 2nd
with Ian
Hidden 01/May 2nd O/S
adie84 ??/2015 -
gurumed 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Weird but wonderful route!

with gjd
gjd 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

led p1. Wow!

with Gurumed
PilarMartinez 08/Sep/14 -

I love this route, done it before but I felt it slightly harder.. Still like it though. If you have short legs you may find it harder..

with TheCherokee
poeter210 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
druss 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Esoteric and intimidating! Chimney climbing skills essential.

Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
AdamCB 19/Aug/14 2nd


tim_mcd 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with David B
Lenny ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
guy757 14/Jul/14 -
Hidden 23/Jun/14 AltLd
jacobjacob 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Not like most other HVSs...

chappers909 06/Jun/14 2nd


Dan Geh 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Paddy, Will
Patrick Hill ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Alex the Alex 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Split into 3 pitches which seemed a good choice. I led the back and foot pitch taking a lower, less protected line. Unusual, wild, but fantastic climbing. The window is one the favourite belays Iv been on!

Jim Slater 26/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

Led P2, good to get back on this one, as I'd backed off this pitch 2 yrs earlier.

with Trevor Wilson
jon_gill1 25/Aug/13 AltLd

Ross enjoyed so much last year he wanted to lead the 1st pitch and it made his weekend.I led p2 for the first time.

with ross garfoot
Hidden 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Alan100 20/Oct/12 2nd

Feels like an adventure being in the dark at the end of the day wondering if we'll finish before sunset. Seeing the ropes trailing off into the distance on the chimney was thought provoking - great swing potential!

Alex179 20/Oct/12 2nd

Incredible climb!

jon_gill1 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

i did pitch one which was a fantastic outing on fairly easy climbing.dont understand why its only 2 stars on here!surely its worth 3 stars of anyone's money!

Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Dizz 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Scary but much fun!

Binder 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

I led p1. A hoot. Quite scary too! It didn't help that I pulled off a block from the roof near the belay.

Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Great adventure, good chimney practice

with edd
Hidden 09/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
pembrokeshirecaver 04/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

absolutely incredible

with John Bennetts
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
Rob84 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris James
crispyboy 28/May/12 Lead
with denzel
nickwhimster 07/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

3 pitches as not extending the gear correctly, did make for an awesome hanging belay.

monsteratt 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Pretty incredible route. The first bit to get to the chimney on crazy 'holds'. The traverse through the chimney was a bit out of my comfort zone and Nick ended up doing a hanging belay halfway along it due to rope drag (exciting stuff). I lead between this and the chockstone.

with Nick Whimster
Hidden ??/2012 -
pembrokeshirecaver 16/Sep/11 AltLd
smolders 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route! A bit daunting from the bottom, but the climbing is easier than it looks. The traverse under the roof inside the cave was amazing, but scary. Patrick P1, me P2.

with Patrick
Richard Alderton 29/Aug/11 2nd

Rare moves.

with Pickles, Ellie
EllieWoods 29/Aug/11 2nd

Charles led, Rich and I seconded.

with Charles, Rich
shoulders 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with dai
Jim Slater 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 14/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

almost benighted in the cave without a head torch, topped out by moonlight. had to do an extra traverse pitch to get to the route as the trench was under water.

steve.warrington 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
andy dunn 03/Jul/11 AltLd rpt


with Tom
Drew M ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Jen
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
tobydunford 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rick Dunning ??/2011 -
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead
andy dunn 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1 - An Absolutely Fantastic Adventure!!!

with J
Ketu 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

what an experience! still not sure if we pitched it right but rob took a hanging stance a little into the chimney traverse so I got a fair bit of the chimney section which is much easier than it looked from below and with plenty of gear and with feet one wall and back on the other the climbing in this section was not much harder than severe but with really good exposure. Some of the best adventure climbing i've done, CLASSIC stuff

with Rob
victim of mathematics 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. What a totally amazing route. None of the moves felt as hard as 4c, and the gear is good, but it's definitely an HVS experience!

with Jon
Jonny M 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Ed morris 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with -martin
muttley_109 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Ollie B 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with B. Hughes
irish paul 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
matt.woodfield 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
JulesV ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Kenemo ??/2009 -
climber130887 05/May/08 Lead O/S
MikeT ?/May/08 AltLd
with AW
Tom Gadsden 04/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Mike P1 (done as two pitches) Tom P2

with Mike
ASchwirtz 12/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with James Cross
tom_1985 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
dan gibson 30/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with martina
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
david morse ?/Aug/05 Lead
with rampant
davebrox ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Phil
davebrox ?/Aug/05 Lead
Boxy ??/2005 AltLd
with Aus
drysori ??/2005 Lead
Laramadness 30/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
al99 ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Sam Ponsford
auld al ?/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/00 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/00 AltLd
dickypips 17/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Steve James
Hidden 09/Apr/99 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/90 AltLd
Norman_P_W ?/Aug/90 AltLd
with Bob M
Hidden ?/Jul/89 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1985 -
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