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Lover's Leap Chimney** VD 4b

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[Wei seconding a climb at Brimham, 2 kb]16m. A venerable classic with the polish to prove it. Climb the very slippery crack on the left (hard - many fail here) to access the chockstone and a stance. Exit up the traditional left-hand cleft to an iron bar belay which is more like proper VDiff. © ROCKFAX
LH finish is VD, Right hand finish is listed as Lover's Leap Chimney Right
Sidney Thompson, pre 1937.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Through Routes!.

Photo: Wei seconding a climb at Brimham © Chris Sansum
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 334 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Dave 88 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Jack

Not so much "did not finish" as "hardly started" :-(
BusyLizzie - 2nd dnf - 10/May/14 with Tim Chappell

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

John HW - 11/Apr/14 with Cath

Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 16/Feb/14 with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples

wildbill - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/14 with Nathan

yorkiepudduk - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo rpt - 04/Nov/13 with Tim

BLodge - Lead - 12/Oct/13

Dav va - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

kirky_p - Lead - 14/Sep/13

Andrew_ing - 2nd - 14/Sep/13

timmsy - Lead - 04/Sep/13

markw - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Edward

Rhys scond
londonoring - Lead - 23/Aug/13 with David Treharne

weekendwarrior92 - 2nd - 23/Aug/13 with owen srour

BnB - 18/Aug/13

AvaWilsonHope - TR O/S - 16/Aug/13 with mark dunn

IanHope - TR O/S - 16/Aug/13 with mark dunn

katyhope - TR O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Mark Dunn

Hard start, more classic finish.
blackreaver - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Emily H, Becky S, Sarah, Matt T

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13

BenedictIEP - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with James Pawson

thedatastream - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Ben

Actually did this about a year ago but didn't know of UKC by then. Did the chimney right this time which was an 'interesting' alternative.
DinoGator - TR O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Neil Lawrence

HVSJames - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Sue Underwood - 2nd - 12/May/13 with Rick Gordon

John Roe - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Tom Hansford, John Pozzi

Anne Gumbley - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13 with Phil Wadsworth

matthewlyen - TR O/S - 02/Apr/13

eds92 - TR - 02/Apr/13

vreeves - TR - 02/Apr/13

matthewlyen - Lead - 02/Apr/13

kyaizawa - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/13 with Stu Wallace

First Trad lead of 2013. Nice climb, great location.
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Sarah Acheson

James Mackin - 2nd - Mar/13

SarahA - 2nd - Mar/13

HVSJames - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Jenni Myers - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/12

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Jack Streat, Todd Preston

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/12

Scrabble - Lead - 23/Sep/12

stephen Rowley - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Marc Colbeck

petekeron - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Steve Brock

khalidq - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Cameron McLoughlin

cameronmcloughlin - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Khalid Qasrawi

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo O/S - 30/May/12 with Kate Pritchard, Clare Wigley, Halla Parkin

Hard start for the grade
Bisteris - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Phil Stride, Kieran Terry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12

Traditional Vdiff chimney/ Starts up a short crack, traverses right and then up the chimney. Found myself knackered immediately and made difficult work of the first section. Struggled up the chimney and extended my gear poorly. More difficult that it should have been, though might have been the Right variant (S).
Beronj - Lead - 23/Mar/12 with Richard Alderton

Awkward at the grade. Good lead by Matt.
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 22/Mar/12 with Matt Beringer

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Mar/12

Shunt
adamwesthead - TR O/S - 12/Mar/12

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 21/Jan/12 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 21/Jan/12 with Steve Wilson

petegunn - 2nd - 13/Jan/12 with Tom, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/12

Two Cams Tom - Lead - 13/Jan/12 with Davina, petegunn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Witsend3 - Lead - 2012

good fun, tricky start for vdiff
robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2012

Ginger_Dave - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Ben and Libby

ryansb90 - Lead RP - 24/Sep/11 with Callum Sewell

ElvisLeg - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Speedy McCreedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11

What a beauty, finished straight up and to the left.
Pike - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

Matt Poole - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

dakidunn - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

Simnel - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Tony S

Anthony1 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with John L

V.diff4b
Rob-Tomo - TR O/S - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - 04/Aug/11

yorkshiresherpa - TR - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11

split into two pitches at the cave so that courteney could lead the chimney
pebbles - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/11 with courteney

Easy route with a lot of thrutching. RLT assessment for top top roping from below.
wilsers - TR O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Stevo

Final day RLT good clime to finish the week off
stevens744 - TR O/S - 22/Jul/11

whity4420 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11

Chuck lead, direct start below chockstone
vix - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Danjay, Liam, Chuck

APRS - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Josh

jcurrie93 - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with john brayshaw

nick ferro - 08/May/11

Hidden - 08/May/11

Hidden - 08/May/11

ruairidhwad - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Calum Wadsworth

dazbarker - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Angela Foster

Shunt for convenience.
Spence22 - TR O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Shawm, Charlie, Jon

j_turner023 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Craig spence

buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Amber

phleppy - Lead - 15/Mar/11 with stubba123

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/11

robblowen - 2nd β - 12/Nov/10 with RLT

robblowen - TR O/S - 09/Nov/10 with RLT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10

Dave Marshall - TR O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Stu Hawkins

kelricho2000 - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/10

really nice
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/10

DanH1029 - TR rpt - 06/Jul/10

jadm2 - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/10

robin_hackney - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10

the_keef - 2nd O/S - 24/May/10 with Dave

DGY - Lead - 17/May/10 with Paul & Barbara

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10

cjbaker - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with djcochran

Rob Laird - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10

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

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

tony wood - 2nd - 02/Apr/10 with Danny Crump

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Sarah Pentelow, Tony Wood

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/10

Andy Graham - 2010

jack89 - TR - 26/Oct/09

The initial crack on the left wall was great fun, though I did have to rest while I worked it all out. Rest of climb was no trouble, will do clean on next visit I'm sure.
blackpoolrock - Lead dog - 10/Oct/09 with Yes

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Rafterman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo β - 08/Sep/09

Hard polished start at this grade, maybe easier if you skip some moves stepping off the boulder. Awesome in a thrutchy, climbing by braile kind of way :)
jkarran - Lead - 03/Sep/09 with Jim

Jimmy57 - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/09 with James Karran

DGY - Lead - 25/Aug/09 with Paul & Barbara

Hidden - TR O/S - 19/Aug/09

Awesome from start to finish - great gear.
ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Sarah Freeman

interesting bridge to start
gilbert - TR O/S - 17/Aug/09 with luke spiers

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09

Two enjoyable chimney's in two weeks! I must be coming down with something.
Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Clare

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Jun/09

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with gem

jadm2 - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/09

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

rhino_bill - TR β - 01/Jun/09 with Ian Tate

rowanorton - TR O/S - 13/May/09 with dazbarker

dazbarker - Lead rpt - 13/May/09 with Rowan Orton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09

hoyle118 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Kieran

scott mayled - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

alexrafferty1986 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Mitch Lawson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/09

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with James Davidson

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

CalumC - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Andy Moles

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/09

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Hannah+Nick?

rumtramp - Solo - 2009

RH variant
popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Soloed

Really good. Like A climb at Ilkley it should be in Classic Rock
jimorothy - Lead - 05/Oct/08 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/08

betamonkey - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Marcin Ostasz

Matthew Coleman - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/08 with Lesley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/08

scott mayled - 03/Aug/08

davebold2008 - Lead - Aug/08 with Vikki Bruce

Chris Sansum - Solo β - 22/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Jul/08

RH finish (HS)
Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/08 with Jon Lury

stewart100 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Adam Jordan

climed with medic lad cant remember his name lol
andrewineichen - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with medic lad 3csm

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/08 with Jono

Jules 210681 - Lead - 26/May/08 with glenn bloomer

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Kath

Problem pull up first wall. Crux: no good trying to pull up in crack. Need to pull out and walk up the outside wall.
johnjb - 2nd dog - 14/May/08 with Dave Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/08

PaulHermes - 2nd - 04/May/08 with Stewart VCCC

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/08 with Carmen

pebbles - 2nd - 29/Apr/08 with david dickinson

Jack00 - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/08

matt thornton - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with james

ollyroberts - Solo - 19/Mar/08

gilldando - 2nd - 16/Mar/08 with Mike

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

easy
matt thornton - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Simon lucas

Big boots. Went straight on.
Will Hunt - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/08 with Dave Smith

Boots again. Took the right hand way this time.
Will Hunt - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/08

Sarah R - 2nd - 15/Feb/08 with Greg Grace

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08

traceymay6 - 2008

edd rab - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/07 with Peter Harding

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/07 with Phil Leng

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/07

did the RH HS variation. Nice climb, but not very enjoyable on a wet day
duzinga - 27/Oct/07

AlanDavis - Lead - 24/Oct/07 with Chris

Good fun. Straight on.
Will Hunt - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/07

Right hand variation this time. Even better!
Will Hunt - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Tom Hartland

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/07

hawkins321 - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/07

Classic
benjhans - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Alex/Vejay

Joemanglerocks - 2nd - Sep/07 with Greg Grace

RLT
FrankKeogh - TR O/S - 29/Aug/07

dazbarker - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/07 with Chrissie

howlingbaboon - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

second climb outdoors
sparra - 2nd - Aug/07 with kefus

Nice lead by Al.
dazbarker - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/07 with Al Davis

AlanDavis - Lead β - 30/Jul/07 with Daz Barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07

moose ridd - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with G.Carlill

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/07 with philnorv

dazbarker - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Pete Davis

AlanDavis - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/07

think we did right hand variation.... back footing up then goin through some tight squeezes?? not quite sure if it was right but it was certainly quality fun!!
Neil Mackenzie - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/07

cavey right hand bit, was it the route who cares it was ace.
andymoin - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Neil Mackenzie, Dr Mark, sandy, Tim Cross

markhowley - Solo - 07/Jul/07 with Neil, Andy

beaumap - 2nd - Jul/07 with Peter Camp

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/07

andrewbooth1000 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Mark Moore

Will Smith - 2nd rpt - 29/May/07 with Andrew and David

Xav - Solo O/S - 26/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/07

A great climb in the end, but found hard for a 7th climb!
JBGee - 2nd dog - 02/May/07 with Phil SOC

Will Smith - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/07 with Jonny

JonBrett - 28/Mar/07 with Will Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07

Went for the HS variation finish
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Rachel

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Scott

The first section felt a bit steep for the grade (I guess that's Yorkshire for you), the rest was dandy.
perfectlynormalbeast - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07

spbond - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/07 with Sam Strong

SamStrong - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07 with Stephen Bond, Mark Stitson

Done as multi pitch to teach Sam and Steve Bond the basic multi-pitch ideas
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 28/Jan/07 with Sam Strong, Steve Bond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/07

Trobbo - 2nd - 04/Jan/07 with steve crossley

darcy1 - 2007 with Mad Cow

Hidden - 2007

tallan9 - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 12/Nov/06

jonny taylor - 2nd - 12/Nov/06 with Flicka

reapey - Lead - 12/Oct/06 with phil

Great climb. Absolutely loads of bomber protection and a brilliant chimney.
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with James Gregory

Mtnexploits - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/06 with Andy

howlingbaboon - Solo - 23/Sep/06

moreno - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with ieverett

Really nice climb definately a high point to end the day good one to lead, as it has tons of pro and is pretty long. Good runners at the start are essential to avoid drag
kwickfit - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/06 with chris hull

jamescarter - TR O/S - Aug/06

clive-greenwood - Lead - 25/Jul/06 with Tim Filewood

Really good varied climb.
Zoomer - Lead - 21/Jun/06 with Jane Godfrey

Went up wrong way
Harry The Owl - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/06 with Tony Sturgiss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/06

mje1398 - Lead - 22/Apr/06 with John M

karabiner - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Christoph, Thomas

Chris Sansum - 2006

Em66 - TR - 2006 with Mat

markalmack - Lead O/S - 2006

SteveM - 2nd - 2006 with Chris

SteveM - Lead - 2006 with Chris

melmyo - 2nd - 2006

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 2006 with barry jackson

le_grimpeur - 2nd - 02/Nov/05

storky - Lead - 01/Nov/05 with Stephen Ramsey

net - 2nd - 11/Sep/05 with Martin P

Hidden - Solo - Sep/05

Elsier - TR - Aug/05 with Ian

johancilliers - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/05

Iain Thomson - 2nd - Jul/05 with Sarah, james, and Nick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/05 with S. Mead

Brown - Solo - 12/May/05

Cake - 2nd - 01/May/05 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - May/05

andyfeds - May/05

VS4b - 2nd - 2005

jimstanton - Lead - 2005 with Snips

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/04 with Laurie W., Paul Alexander

Hidden - Oct/04

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/04 with Carmen

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Clare

Stone Muppet - 2004

johancilliers - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/03

JonnyL - Solo rpt - Sep/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/03

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/03 with Carmen

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2003 with Clare

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - 09/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

whispering nic - Solo - Oct/01

dougiestein - Solo - Jun/01

EddieA - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/01

ramsay8202.freeserve.co.uk - 2nd - 12/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/00

cragspud - Lead O/S - 2000

Whealiebob - 2000 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/99

Tenko - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/99 with Andy Ilston

ando227 - Lead O/S - Jul/99 with lois

JonnyL - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Laughing Boy

Malpractise - 1999

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 22/Feb/98

jfmchivall - 1998

RobSimmo - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/97 with Michele Simpson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/97

supervising
Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/97 with OG

Bug - Lead - 1997 with Robert

Wet
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 1997 with Andrew D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/96

Phil1967 - Lead - Jun/95 with Bruv

andrewbooth1000 - 2nd - Jun/95 with Bruv

Hammy - Lead - 13/Sep/94

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/92

Okecroak - Lead - 25/Jul/92 with N Smith

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/92 with DK and SG

Hidden - Lead - 1992

kato'sdad - Solo - 28/Jul/91

craig h - Lead - 06/Jan/91

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Moses - Solo - 28/Oct/87

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/85 with Mark Walker

Colin Matheson - Lead - May/83 with Euan Cameron

Tenko - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/82 with York MC

Hidden - 1982

Iain Thow - Solo - 15/Aug/81

lithos - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Solo - 12/May/79

RichardMc - Solo - 03/Jun/78

99bolivar - Lead O/S - 1977

Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/75

mikej - Solo - 05/May/71

JonG - 1970

Dave Musgrove - 12/May/68

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Style of ascent

Soloed52 of 334 (15.6%)
Lead146 of 334 (43.7%)
Followed78 of 334 (23.4%)
Toproped27 of 334 (8.1%)
Alt Leads3 of 334 (0.9%)
Unknown28 of 334 (8.4%)

'Climbed'130 of 334 (38.9%)
clean O/S164 of 334 (49.1%)
clean β5 of 334 (1.5%)
clean rpt26 of 334 (7.8%)
clean RP1 of 334 (0.3%)
dogged4 of 334 (1.2%)
dnf4 of 334 (1.2%)