The Black Chipper*** E2 5b
[Chipper de doo dah, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. After a tough start (5c?) follow pockets and slopers up to the break where a small thread (possibly also chipped?) and small cams protect the awkward (chipped) finish. Avoiding using the chipped hold, lest you be struck down, is nearer 5c. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Start just right of holly tree. Use pockets and a useful pebble to a welcome ledge. First protection can be found, then move up easily to a small break (micro cam useful), then make steeper pleasant moves up to a small thread. All that remains is the awkward top out this can be done without the chip at 5c, 5b with.

Tony Barley, Chas Hird. Aug/1966

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This climb is in 204 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 26/Sep/15 with Sarah, Mark C

Mike Todd - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with jhardwick

The chipped hold is a foothold! Gear is number 1 walnut, 00friend and 1friend, plus the thread. Awesome route, lovely moves, and the gears good enough.
David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 18/May/15 with Alan

cpforbes - 2nd RP - 10/May/15 with Gabe Oliver

Great route and felt super cruisey which is always nice! Definitely worth the 3 stars
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with cpforbes

Climbster - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Vick, Ian

Start felt pretty bold, a good route non the less.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15 with Tom A

Really awesome route, a must do for a trip to Brimham.
Teappleby - Lead - 25/Mar/15 with Calum Wadsworth

SPD224 - 2nd - 02/Sep/14 with Martin Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/14

oread - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Jonathan Richardson - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Jono_LS16 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Mar/14

Nez - 2014

Frank the Husky - 2014

Bob - 2014

Tough route generally. A hard start (hard 5c) leads to a cool reach with reasonable gear. The thread is very small but I couldn't see the hairline crack described in the guide. I was too scared by the sloperiness to attempt the top elegantly. Scary! cool route
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Chris Mullaney, Kyle Wood

Very sweaty today! Great route, thread is solid, don't believe the hype!
Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Peri

followed this twice today, the first time with graham the second with dave. tried bouldering out the bottom moves up to the point of standing in the pocket a few times before daves lead. maybe try up to the ledge the next time there with a few mats!
pebbles - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with graham booth, dave shield

drysori - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Melissa

theomoore - Lead β - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

No idea when I first did this. But enjoyed it today.
Malcolm Bass - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Adrian Mellor

Excellent! A really varied route from hard, bold start to big rest on big ledge to interesting middle and committing top-out. Brill!!
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Al

pebbles - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with dave shield

PeteH - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Peter Hart

Good climbing, gear not very confidence inspiring!
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Brad Cowley

braders94 - 2nd RP - 06/Apr/13 with James Oakes

Jack00 - Solo rpt - 03/Apr/13 with Edd Carrigan

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/12 with Tom Adams, Euan McKendrick

Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Matthew Ferrier

Was expecting it to be much more sustained than it is and found the chipped hold pretty easily. Still the moves are great and once past the start feel pretty slabby.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Sam Marks

Excellent, a long reach to the top from the thread. Chipped hold must be a red herring as i couldn't find it either. Quality mantel to finish. : )
petegunn - Lead - 05/Oct/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/12

Tricky and spooky. The gear is not that inspiring. Great moves. Did n't find the chip, the top out mantel felt hard.
Ian Broome - Lead β - 29/Sep/12 with petellis

Belay was way left. Couldn't be arsed with the stress of the top-out like this on a multiple repeat.
petellis - 2nd dnf - 29/Sep/12 with Broomy

Good climbing. Unfortunately the cam slots are getting very worn. Couldn't find (didn't look for!) the chipped hold.
GPN - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Annette

petekeron - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Steve Brock

a13x - Lead rpt - 20/May/12 with Luke Cullum, Ben Bowry, Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Hard boulder problem start but not too difficult after that. Although the gear is sparse!
lcullum7 - 2nd RP - 20/May/12 with Alex Peace

Awesome route. Had to work the bouldery start once.. One to come back and lead!!
kyaizawa - 2nd RP - 20/May/12 with Alex Peace

dancey1981 - Lead RP - 13/Feb/12

Ed carrigan - Lead - 06/Jan/12

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Rosh

Spent forever on the central moves before stripping out and traversing off. Still there for the onsight.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/11 with Coatesy

Petarghh - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

a13x - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Jessie Harris, James Stokes

First e2 back in the day! Classic route!
Wizzy - Lead β - 21/Sep/11

andysroom - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Ali

robman - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jul/11

I did direct finish on top rope
theotherpetehill - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Andy Harper

dave cruised the lead
pebbles - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with dave shield

JulesV - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Shauna Cunningham

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Laura Justice, Dan

lovely climb in 3 parts. Boulder problem start, thoughtful middle and a lovely move to get the top. Really enjoyed this!
coombsy - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with John B

exciting stuff, excellent boulder problem start and an interesting top out - covered in birdshit and lichen - turned out I was a bit too far left. oops
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with Jam

Rest after starting sequence. Further two rests before attempting final mantle to top.
Palindrome - 2nd - May/11

peppermill - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11

Diggler - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with andyob, Calder

Steff007 - 2nd dog - 2011 with Rob

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

rosh3000 - 2nd - 2011

robertmctague - Lead β - 2011

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/10

Great pitch with good moves all the way but felt a bit spooky. Didn't find/use no chip.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with dad

Top roped it clean twice first, some very nice moves on it, found the chipped hold, it makes the top out an easy mantleshelf, at least that's what I thought!
MikeLeeds - Lead RP - 19/Sep/10 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - TR O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Mike Nuttall

The chip is very easy to find naturally at the top if you go in the correct direction. Although unlike mike, i found using it to top out very awkward first time, still indispensible though, would not fancy palming over on a mantleshelf!
clive-greenwood - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/10 with Mike Nuttall

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Graeme Hammond

Climbs really nicely when repeated. Still can't find the chip.
petellis - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/10 with Cleric James Koran

Loads of really good climbing, spoiled only slightly by the ledge. No idea where the chipped hold is if it's supposed to be on top, there's a few candidates on-route though.
jkarran - Lead - 11/Sep/10 with Pete

Lead on Pete's gear after he lead it, just a convenience thing as we both wanted to lead it. Brilliant little route, didn't see any sign of a chip at the top though so I guess I did the 5c way?!
AlistairB - Lead β - 25/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

Couldn't see the chip...
petellis - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Alistair

superb route... awfull top out.
pastep - TR - 08/Aug/10

PaulHermes - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Paul VCCC

Hidden - 11/Jul/10

Hard start, and harrowing heel-hook topout. Tough middle section, too. And bold.
Kirk - TR dog - 02/Jul/10 with Ian A

Best route I've done at Brimham. Top out was interesting. Didn't realise that was where the chipped hold was so involved a desperate pebble pulling beached whale horror show. Great climbing start to finish.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Sandra

fantastic route,the gear is ok,just have a go its safe!
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with mick

simon kimber - 2nd - 17/May/10 with Fabrizio Della Rossa

cobweb - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with martyn hopson

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

AJ007 - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/10 with Dan

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with AJ

hailtryfan - 2nd O/S - Apr/10 with Mikey P

Peter Holder - 2nd - 08/Mar/10 with Nick Valente

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/10

dancey1981 - 2nd - Mar/10

Great day out with Johnny and Pete who turned up later. Good effort by jonny on desperation crack.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Johnny Richard

Knackered and not warmed up after work. Couldn't work out the moves at the top and had to dry-hump the top-out.
petellis - 2nd dog - 30/Jan/10 with Jonothan Richard, mattyork2

RossG - 2010

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/09 with C. Prescott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

peteJ23 - TR RP - 16/Aug/09 with Shunt

Christian Beck - Lead O/S - Jul/09

daves lead
pebbles - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/09 with dave alastair james

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Dave

miastacey - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Bob Smith

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Adam Rawlings

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/09

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Calum

CalumC - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Andy Moles

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Nov/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Nov/08

betamonkey - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/08 with Marcin Ostasz

clean but i had already done the start before as a boulder problem.
Russell Lovett - TR O/S - 24/Aug/08 with andrew haigh

IanJackson - Lead - 27/Jun/08 with Peter

Hidden - TR - 13/Jun/08

betamonkey - Lead β - 20/May/08 with Jonny Baker

pebbles - 2nd - 10/May/08 with dave shield

had led ages ago
rob askew - Solo - May/08

Such an amazing route!
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08 with Shaun L

Nice climb. Didn't quite have the right size cam for the slot in the middle but made do with collection of reasonable gear.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Jack

Shaw Brown - TR - 14/Oct/07 with David Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07

Classic little route, bit run out at the bottom and a cool exit move but enough gear to keep most happy.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Rik

mje1398 - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/07 with Matt K

Having seconded ali on this a while back it went much easier than i remembered. Gear not bad at all (for my info only: a 'pink' went in well)
Mattyk - Lead β - 28/Aug/07 with Matt Evans & John Marsham

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Feb/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06

Date an approx guess
Boy - Solo - 15/Apr/06

Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 2006

Regretably seconded early in career. Led clean a year later. Excellent climb which is ruined by beta, so I won`t give any
Cragrat Rich - Lead - May/04

Hidden - Lead - May/04

Daniel Armitage - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/04

Brown - Lead - 04/Apr/04

Joe Noake - 2nd RP - 2004 with David Noake

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/03

cem - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/03 with Liam Mark

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2003 with Abi

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 16/May/02

Hidden - 2nd - 2002

chrishedgehog - Lead β - 28/Nov/01 with John Lilly

malc - 2nd - 07/Oct/01 with CL

Paul Figg - Lead - 07/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

mugglewump - Lead - 2000 with Bob A

PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/98 with Dave Taylor

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/98

innes - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/98 with CJ

sadams - Lead - 20/Sep/97 with Team Midlands

nai - Lead - 17/Aug/97 with Cal

andrew300169 - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/97 with Pom

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/96

tlr - Lead - 19/Nov/95 with Chris Harvey

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/95 with Toby Briggs

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/95

Tom V - 2nd - 30/Apr/95 with John Ganley

Rich Kirby - Lead - Apr/95

NickJH - Aug/94

rob.grafton - 2nd - 10/Aug/93 with Bruce

Mick King - 2nd - 29/Jul/93 with Simon Walsh

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/93

rob.grafton - Lead - 11/May/93 with Bruce

shark - Solo O/S - Mar/93 with Andy Perkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/93

Hidden - TR - Nov/92

Andy Say - Solo G/U - 25/Aug/92

alkira - 13/Jul/92 with Mike Lates

Dave Musgrove - 20/Apr/92 with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Andy Wild

WB - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/91 with Jonathan T

Forget about gear - you might as well solo this - good value. Having a 'feeling bold' day helps but it's not E2 - E1 5b is on the button.
allmag - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/91

craig h - 2nd - 07/Jul/91

whispering nic - 06/May/91 with noj

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1991 with luke steer, elliot blaylock

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 01/Dec/90 with Simon Baker, Alec Burns, Steve Webster

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/90

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/90

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 29/Apr/90 with David, Jim Worthington

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 29/Apr/90 with Dad

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/90 with John Byrne

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Nick Rundall - 2nd - 1990 with Dad

Neil R - 2nd - 07/May/88 with Richard W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 1988

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/86

nbotting - Lead O/S - 1985

bullybones - Lead - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/82

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/80 with Dave Oddy

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 19/Sep/76 with Mike Butler

Hidden - Lead - 1976

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