Rockfax Description
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

UKC Logbook Description
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!.

lcullum7 22/Nov Lead O/S
with Ky Aizawa, Dan Robinson, Jasz Blows
kyaizawa 22/Nov 2nd rpt
with Jasz Blows, Luke Cullum
Tommo0930 23/Oct TR
Boo278 23/Oct TR O/S
SWhite10 14/Oct 2nd O/S
with roym
roym 14/Oct Lead
Hidden 03/Oct 2nd
freemanTom 27/Sep Lead

Still not sure if I've done it before, start seemed familiar, possibly through watching so many people on it, top not so. Combined tactics required by little Tom to surmount the chockstone after the traverse

with Little Tom Pearce, Nicky, Ben Pearce
Hidden 27/Sep -
Alastair Hudson 19/Sep Solo O/S
martin one 29/Aug Lead O/S

Tony bailed out could not get shoulders through the gap

with Tony Ward
hannesD 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with neil, tony
Simon Caldwell 04/Aug Lead rpt

I'd forgotten just how good this route is :-)

with Dave W, Carmen
Hidden 04/Aug 2nd
AdamCB 02/Aug 2nd
chris cockbain 14/Jul 2nd O/S
Tony Roberts 23/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead to chock stone stance where I set up anchors. Martin followed then climbed the rest without placing more gear and I followed.

MartinJWood 23/Jun AltLd O/S

Went off route up the chimney - more of a scramble!

lithos 21/Jun 2nd
with Crofty
Hidden 21/Jun Lead rpt
jonnysims 21/Jun 2nd rpt
with Dave Everett
petegunn 14/Jun 2nd
SarahSharps 03/Jun 2nd O/S

Horribly polished start and awkward chimney. Not great.

Hidden 17/May TR
SteveM 10/May Lead
with Dave Clarke
AndyRogers 08/May Lead O/S

felt a bit aimless

with Katy
David_Gledson 06/Mar Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/14 TR O/S
petegunn 03/Oct/14 Solo


with Davina
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
waiting for snow ?/Sep/14 Lead
daharro 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd
MANOJ PUN 05/Aug/14 TR O/S
Mr Trebus ?/Aug/14 2nd

Seconded HTF Andy

Dave 88 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Jack
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
edmundro 15/May/14 Lead O/S

amazing fun

BusyLizzie 10/May/14 2nd dnf

Not so much "did not finish" as "hardly started" :-(

Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead
John HW 11/Apr/14 -
with Cath
Anne Gumbley 16/Feb/14 2nd
with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples
wildbill 14/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Nathan
RuthC ??/2014 Lead
with Phillip Painter
yorkiepudduk ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 04/Nov/13 Solo rpt
with Tim
BLodge 12/Oct/13 Lead
Dav va 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
kirky_p 14/Sep/13 Lead
Andrew_ing 14/Sep/13 2nd
timmsy 04/Sep/13 Lead
markw 25/Aug/13 2nd
with Edward
londonoring 23/Aug/13 Lead

Rhys scond

weekendwarrior92 23/Aug/13 2nd
BnB 18/Aug/13 -
AvaWilsonHope 16/Aug/13 TR O/S
with mark dunn
IanHope 16/Aug/13 TR O/S
katyhope 16/Aug/13 TR O/S
dakidunn 16/Aug/13 TR
Alpenglow 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Hard start, more classic finish.

with Emily H, Becky S, Sarah, Matt T
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
BenedictIEP 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
thedatastream 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ben
DinoGator 01/Jun/13 TR O/S

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.

HVSJames ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Sue Underwood 12/May/13 2nd
with Rick Gordon
John Roe 27/Apr/13 Lead
with Tom Hansford, John Pozzi
Anne Gumbley 21/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Phil Wadsworth
matthewlyen 02/Apr/13 TR O/S
eds92 02/Apr/13 TR
vreeves 02/Apr/13 TR
matthewlyen 02/Apr/13 Lead
kyaizawa 16/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Stu Wallace
RUDIN.J.D.H 16/Mar/13 Lead O/S

First Trad lead of 2013. Nice climb, great location.

with Sarah Acheson
James Mackin ?/Mar/13 2nd
SarahA ?/Mar/13 2nd
HVSJames ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Jenni Myers 15/Nov/12 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Jack Streat, Todd Preston
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead
Scrabble 23/Sep/12 Lead
stephen Rowley 18/Aug/12 Lead
with Marc Colbeck
petekeron 16/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Steve Brock
Ad Shaw ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Bridget Large
khalidq 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
cameronmcloughlin 30/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hyrr Valdyr ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 30/May/12 Solo O/S
with Kate Pritchard, Clare Wigley, Halla Parkin
guisboro andy ?/May/12 -
payney1973 ?/May/12 Lead dog
Bisteris 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Hard start for the grade

with Phil Stride, Kieran Terry
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Beronj 23/Mar/12 Lead

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).

Richard Alderton 22/Mar/12 2nd

Awkward at the grade. Good lead by Matt.

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


stev1e.wilso 21/Jan/12 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 21/Jan/12 Lead
petegunn 13/Jan/12 2nd
with Tom, Davina
Hidden 13/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Two Cams Tom 13/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
robertmctague ??/2012 Solo O/S

good fun, tricky start for vdiff

Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ben and Libby
ryansb90 24/Sep/11 Lead RP
with Callum Sewell
ElvisLeg 19/Sep/11 2nd O/S
speedymccreedy 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Pike 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S

What a beauty, finished straight up and to the left.

Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Matt Poole 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
dakidunn 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Simnel 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Tony S
Anthony1 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with John L
Rob-Tomo 08/Aug/11 TR O/S


Hidden 04/Aug/11 -
yorkshiresherpa 02/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 28/Jul/11 2nd O/S
pebbles 25/Jul/11 AltLd rpt

split into two pitches at the cave so that courteney could lead the chimney

with courteney
wilsers 22/Jul/11 TR O/S

Easy route with a lot of thrutching. RLT assessment for top top roping from below.

with Stevo
stevens744 22/Jul/11 TR O/S

Final day RLT good clime to finish the week off

whity4420 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
vix 16/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Chuck lead, direct start below chockstone

with Danjay, Liam, Chuck
APRS 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 28/May/11 2nd O/S
with Josh
jcurrie93 28/May/11 Lead O/S
nick ferro 08/May/11 -
Hidden 08/May/11 -
Hidden 08/May/11 -
ruairidhwad 24/Apr/11 Lead
with Calum Wadsworth
dazbarker 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Angela Foster
Spence22 26/Mar/11 TR O/S

Shunt for convenience.

with Shawm, Charlie, Jon
j_turner023 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
buddha1369 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Amber
phleppy 15/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/11 Lead
robblowen 12/Nov/10 2nd β
with RLT
robblowen 09/Nov/10 TR O/S
with RLT
Hidden 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Dave Marshall 05/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Stu Hawkins
1918hasti 01/Oct/10 Lead
kelricho2000 24/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/10 Solo O/S

really nice

DanH1029 06/Jul/10 TR rpt
jadm2 20/Jun/10 2nd rpt
robin_hackney 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
the_keef 24/May/10 2nd O/S
with Dave
DGY 17/May/10 Lead
with Paul & Barbara
mountain man ed 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
cjbaker 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Rob Laird 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
GrahamHP 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tony wood 02/Apr/10 2nd
Danny Crump 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Andy Graham ??/2010 -
jack89 26/Oct/09 TR
blackpoolrock 10/Oct/09 Lead dog

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.

with Yes
ianjfsutcliffe 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/09 Solo β
jkarran 03/Sep/09 Lead

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 :)

with Jim
Jimmy57 03/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with James Karran
DGY 25/Aug/09 Lead
with Paul & Barbara
Hidden 19/Aug/09 TR O/S
ElvisLeg 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Awesome from start to finish - great gear.

with Sarah Freeman
gilbert 17/Aug/09 TR O/S

interesting bridge to start

with luke spiers
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Jamie Brown 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Two enjoyable chimney's in two weeks! I must be coming down with something.

with Clare
Hidden 15/Jun/09 TR O/S
gonzo_ls9 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with gem
jadm2 12/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
rhino_bill 01/Jun/09 TR β
with Ian Tate
rowanorton 13/May/09 TR O/S
dazbarker 13/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
hoyle118 21/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Kieran
scott mayled 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
alexrafferty1986 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mitch Lawson
Hidden 07/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Andy_B39 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with James Davidson
Andy Moles 01/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Calum
CalumC 01/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd
Ewan Russell 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Hannah+Nick?
rumtramp ??/2009 Solo
popebenedictus 25/Oct/08 Solo O/S

RH variant

with Soloed
jimorothy 05/Oct/08 Lead

Really good. Like A climb at Ilkley it should be in Classic Rock

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Sep/08 Lead O/S
betamonkey 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Marcin Ostasz
Matthew Coleman 19/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lesley
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/08 Lead O/S
scott mayled 03/Aug/08 -
davebold2008 ?/Aug/08 Lead
with Vikki Bruce
Chris Sansum 22/Jul/08 Solo β
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Solo rpt
Adam1973 29/Jun/08 Lead rpt

RH finish (HS)

stewart100 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
andrewineichen 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S

climed with medic lad cant remember his name lol

with medic lad 3csm
Jack00 02/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Jono
Jules 210681 26/May/08 Lead
markfairbank 14/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kath
Hidden 14/May/08 2nd dog
Hidden 07/May/08 2nd O/S
PaulHermes 04/May/08 2nd
with Stewart VCCC
Simon Caldwell 29/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Carmen
pebbles 29/Apr/08 2nd
with david dickinson
Jack00 21/Apr/08 Solo O/S
matt thornton 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with dan
Hidden 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Simonj 24/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with james
ollyroberts 19/Mar/08 Solo
gilldando 16/Mar/08 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
matt thornton 01/Mar/08 Solo O/S


with Simon lucas
Will Hunt 15/Feb/08 Solo rpt

Big boots. Went straight on.

Will Hunt 15/Feb/08 Solo rpt

Boots again. Took the right hand way this time.

Hidden 15/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Sarah R 15/Feb/08 2nd
with Greg Grace
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
traceymay6 ??/2008 -
edd rab 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Peter Harding
popebenedictus 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/07 2nd O/S
duzinga 27/Oct/07 -

did the RH HS variation. Nice climb, but not very enjoyable on a wet day

AlanDavis 24/Oct/07 Lead
with Chris
Will Hunt 22/Sep/07 Solo O/S

Good fun. Straight on.

Will Hunt 22/Sep/07 Solo O/S

Right hand variation this time. Even better!

with Tom Hartland
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Solo O/S
hawkins321 14/Sep/07 Solo rpt
benjhans ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S


with Alex/Vejay
Joemanglerocks ?/Sep/07 2nd
with Greg Grace
FrankKeogh 29/Aug/07 TR O/S


dazbarker 27/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Chrissie
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/07 2nd rpt
sparra ?/Aug/07 2nd

second climb outdoors

with kefus
dazbarker 30/Jul/07 2nd rpt

Nice lead by Al.

AlanDavis 30/Jul/07 Lead β
Hidden 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 21/Jul/07 AltLd
with G.Carlill
Adam1973 16/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with philnorv
dazbarker 11/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Pete Davis
AlanDavis 11/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Neil Mackenzie 07/Jul/07 Solo O/S

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!!

andymoin 07/Jul/07 Solo O/S

cavey right hand bit, was it the route who cares it was ace.

with Neil Mackenzie, Dr Mark, sandy, Tim Cross
markhowley 07/Jul/07 Solo
with Neil, Andy
beaumap ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Peter Camp
Hidden 06/Jun/07 2nd
andrewbooth1000 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Moore
Will Smith 29/May/07 2nd rpt
with Andrew and David
Xav 26/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/07 Lead O/S
JBGee 02/May/07 2nd dog

A great climb in the end, but found hard for a 7th climb!

with Phil SOC
Will Smith 28/Mar/07 2nd rpt
with Jonny
JonBrett 28/Mar/07 -
Hidden 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Went for the HS variation finish

with Rachel
howlingbaboon 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Scott
perfectlynormalbeast 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S

The first section felt a bit steep for the grade (I guess that's Yorkshire for you), the rest was dandy.

spbond 28/Jan/07 2nd O/S
SamStrong 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Stephen Bond, Mark Stitson
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 28/Jan/07 2nd

Done as multi pitch to teach Sam and Steve Bond the basic multi-pitch ideas

Hidden 04/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Trobbo 04/Jan/07 2nd
with steve crossley
darcy1 ??/2007 -
with Mad Cow
Hidden ??/2007 -
tallan9 ??/2007 -
Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead
jonny taylor 12/Nov/06 2nd
with Flicka
reapey 12/Oct/06 Lead
with phil
Will Smith 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Great climb. Absolutely loads of bomber protection and a brilliant chimney.

with James Gregory
Mtnexploits 26/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
howlingbaboon 23/Sep/06 Solo
moreno 09/Sep/06 Lead
kwickfit 31/Aug/06 Lead O/S

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

with chris hull
jamescarter ?/Aug/06 TR O/S
clive-greenwood 25/Jul/06 Lead
with Tim Filewood
Zoomer 21/Jun/06 Lead

Really good varied climb.

with Jane Godfrey
Harry The Owl 03/Jun/06 Lead dnf

Went up wrong way

Hidden 01/Jun/06 2nd O/S
mje1398 22/Apr/06 Lead
with John M
karabiner 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Christoph, Thomas
Chris Sansum ??/2006 -
Em66 ??/2006 TR
with Mat
markalmack ??/2006 Lead O/S
SteveM ??/2006 2nd
with Chris
SteveM ??/2006 Lead
with Chris
melmyo ??/2006 2nd
jon_gill1 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with barry jackson
le_grimpeur 02/Nov/05 2nd
storky 01/Nov/05 Lead
with Stephen Ramsey
net 11/Sep/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Solo
Elsier ?/Aug/05 TR
with Ian
Hidden 01/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Iain Thomson ?/Jul/05 2nd
with Sarah, james, and Nick
Hidden 25/Jun/05 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 07/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with S. Mead
Brown 12/May/05 Solo
Cake 01/May/05 2nd
with Matt
LakesWinter ?/May/05 Lead
with Cake
andyfeds ?/May/05 -
MikeDowsett 22/Apr/05 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
VS4b ??/2005 2nd
jimstanton ??/2005 Lead
with Snips
stevo smith 17/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Laurie W., Paul Alexander
Hidden ?/Oct/04 -
Simon Caldwell 25/Aug/04 Lead rpt
with Carmen
bpmclimb 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Clare
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Hidden 12/Sep/03 Lead O/S
JonnyL ?/Sep/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 23/Mar/03 Lead rpt
with Carmen
pezzerrr 26/Jan/03 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Clare
MazElden ??/2003 -
Hidden 09/Jun/02 -
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Oct/01 Solo
dougiestein ?/Jun/01 Solo
EddieA 23/Feb/01 Solo O/S
ramsay8202.freeserve.co.uk 12/Aug/00 2nd
Ade Connor 03/Jul/00 Lead
cragspud ??/2000 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Roget 28/Oct/99 Solo O/S
Tenko 08/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with Andy Ilston
ando227 ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with lois
JonnyL ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Laughing Boy
Malpractise ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Richard Alderton 22/Feb/98 2nd
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
RobSimmo 28/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Michele Simpson
Hidden 25/Aug/97 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 13/Jul/97 Lead rpt


with OG
Bug ??/1997 Lead
with Robert
Siderunner ??/1997 Lead O/S


with Andrew D
Hidden 14/May/96 Lead O/S
Phil1967 ?/Jun/95 Lead
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jun/95 2nd
with Bruv
Hammy 13/Sep/94 Lead
IanMcC ??/1994 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Okecroak 25/Jul/92 Lead
with N Smith
Tony Little 20/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
steve prior ?/Sep/91 Solo
kato'sdad 28/Jul/91 Solo
craig h 06/Jan/91 Lead
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
Moses 28/Oct/87 Solo
Pete Pozman 23/Mar/85 Lead O/S
with Mark Walker
Hidden ??/1985 -
Colin Matheson ?/May/83 Lead
with Euan Cameron
Tenko 06/Apr/82 Lead O/S
with York MC
charlesmfrench 31/Jan/82 Solo O/S
telemark ??/1982 -
Iain Thow 15/Aug/81 Solo
lithos ??/1980 Lead
uphillnow ??/1980 Solo
Hidden 12/May/79 Solo
RichardMc 03/Jun/78 Solo
99bolivar ??/1977 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/75 Solo
Rob Davies 17/Nov/74 Lead
with Paul Welford (ICMC)
mikej 05/May/71 Solo
JonG ??/1970 -
Dave Musgrove 12/May/68 -
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