Chimney Finish* IV 5

Rockfax Description
30m. From the upper gully of the Right Branch climb the groove/ corner line. As an icy mixed line this, if combined with the left branch gives a nice varied outing. © ROCKFAX

FA. R. Bennett, R. Lavender 1972
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Much harder than the grade in these conditions (which we felt were pretty good). Harder than any other IV 5 route i've done, and bold on lead.
Petarghh - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Pete Holder

This is a grade harder than the guide suggests. Unless the ice is fat enough to take screws.
Peter Holder - Lead - 31/Mar/13 with Pete hill

SteveM - 2nd - 22/Feb/13 with Simon Kimber

kyaizawa - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Luke Cullum

First day of leading in winter. Kept to the right of corner, first few metres had OK ice but quickly thinned to small smear. Pretty thin and scary in lean condition
lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Ky Aizawa

Witsend3 - 2012

Found this route quite hard for IV even though there was fat enough ice for a couple of screws. Finished in the dark after a late start.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Katharine

OMG, a grade harder than the hardesrt thing I've climbed...and in the dark! Much soul searching required to make it to the top. One fall in the lower ice groove.
Katharine.eaton - 2nd dog - 26/Dec/10 with Dom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10

Fantastic route to finish the winter season with. Pretty lean again and it almost felt to be raining it was melting that much. Probably great fun and a bit safer when its FAT with ice.
AMarchant - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Ally Hurst

AMAZING...full winter conditons; spin-drift, falling ice, howling gales, snow and stupidly cold temperatures resulting in the worst bout of hot-aches i've ever had all added to the experience. It was absolutely FANTASTIC. I might point out that once you hit the chimney at the top ... YOU'RE COMMITTED whether you're on lead or second.
liamlonsdale - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Tom Hull

tomhull - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/10 with Liam Lonsdale

Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Robin Beadle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10

ewen - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/08 with geoff

stuart58 - Solo - 12/Apr/89

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