Rockfax Description
14m. Climb the short awkward chimney (avoidable on the right) to a platform then bridge the wide upper section. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A choice of starting direct up the short awkward chimney or skirt up and around from the right to the half way ledge. From here it is possible to bridge the recessed cracks in the wide chimney/bay to the top.

Harry Stembridge, Donald McKelvie and other Yorkshire Ramblers' club members. 1955

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

SWhite10 14/Oct Lead O/S

A good bit of bridging

with roym
roym 14/Oct 2nd
hannesD 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with neil, tony
freemanTom 04/Aug Solo

In 2 halves, went up side to try to get a sling round Chockstone before Brian slithered out. Soloed up which was thought provoking. Attacked proper start with rope to retrieve Mike's gear

Hidden 04/Aug 2nd
Hidden 18/Jul Sent
Hidden 18/Jul Sent O/S
Whitters 11/Jul Lead O/S
with James W
Hidden 22/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun Lead
Hidden 20/Jun 2nd
adamwesthead 12/Jun Lead rpt
with Zeb
Hidden 05/Jun Lead O/S
lewisg 05/Jun 2nd
with Wayne
Hidden 23/May Lead
Simon Caldwell 20/May Lead rpt
with Peri, Carmen
Hidden 20/May 2nd
pebbles 20/May Lead
with carmen
tommicass 19/Apr Lead O/S
David_Gledson 06/Mar Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Jan TR
Hidden 09/Oct/14 TR O/S
paulh.0776 02/Sep/14 2nd
with hmc ED
Chris1234H 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Harding 04/Aug/14 2nd
sarah hawker 21/May/14 Lead rpt
with Dave SB
tom_holdsworth 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Chris Postlethwaite
mathematically safe 15/Mar/14 -
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead
Graeme Hammond 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
stewc 27/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Really hard start, maybe more than a HVD

petegunn 22/Feb/14 2nd
with Davina
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
sarah hawker 10/Nov/13 2nd dog
with bob
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/13 Lead
BnB 18/Aug/13 -
Charlie Staincliffe 02/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Stuart Myatt
smee87 15/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Stephen Mezals.
Huffers69 04/Jul/13 Lead

josh was having a mare couldnt bridge

AMJ098 11/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Would have been nice to have had a climbing partner - got a bit scared.

Hidden 26/May/13 TR β
mikestr555 26/May/13 2nd
petekeron 13/May/13 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 12/May/13 Lead
with Loz
Sue Underwood 12/May/13 2nd
with Rick Gordon
David Wynne 03/May/13 2nd
with Tony Womersley
munch88 23/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with rob
robblowen 23/Apr/13 2nd β
with Munch
adamwesthead 14/Apr/13 Lead rpt


with Callum
callumbarrington 14/Apr/13 2nd
with adam
ralphio 04/Mar/13 Lead

Chimney start a bit strenuous. Possibly severe? Top half nice safe bridging. Loads of gear.

with Maumau
Hidden 04/Mar/13 2nd O/S
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
DGY 14/Oct/12 Lead β
with Barbara & Graham
lcullum7 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Did direct chimney start, great squirming fun!

with Greta Ferloni
jonny taylor 23/Aug/12 2nd

Lovely bridging to start, great little mini route

with James
Jimmy O 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ad Shaw ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Bridget Large
stephen Rowley 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Marc Colbeck
Dafydd Llywelyn 30/May/12 Solo O/S
with Kate Pritchard, Clare Wigley, Halla Parkin
Hidden 29/May/12 TR rpt
trueuk1 27/May/12 Lead O/S
RockaJo 21/May/12 Lead O/S

Couldn't figure out the chimney so "avoided on the right" and glad I did so that I could get onto the next section, which was an absolute delight! Proper bridging. Really fun and satisfying. Lovely climb. The start may be a little tricky, getting onto the rock and being above a little hole / cave section.

with Pete Archer
kyaizawa 20/May/12 Solo O/S

Interesting bridging in lower part of the wide chimney. Shame it was very green and wet in the top part.

joe king 20/May/12 Lead
with Rose
guisboro andy ?/May/12 AltLd
petegunn 13/Jan/12 2nd
with Tom, Davina
roperat 13/Jan/12 2nd
with Matt U
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Two Cams Tom 13/Jan/12 2nd
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
The Nic Monk 12/Nov/11 2nd
chubbyclimber 12/Nov/11 Lead
ed.burton 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 23/Sep/11 Solo O/S
rich_hw 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Nikki
Pike 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Nice cheeky little route, started on the big ledge as it was near the end of the day.

sarah hawker 28/Aug/11 TR β

Interesting varied climb, would have taken a while to work out the bridging without Natalie showing us how!

with Elliott W, Natalie W, Adrian W
Adrianw 28/Aug/11 TR
with Sarah Hawker, Elliott Wilson, Natalie Wilson
Simnel 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Tony S
good_value 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S

bruised my rib at the start.

with Rob S
Anthony1 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with John L
Connorsgrandad 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Tried to lead but had to change with Bill at step.

with William Jackson
fosterrobert 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Liz
pebbles 03/Aug/11 2nd
with roy
Simon Caldwell 02/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Carmen
Hidden 28/Jul/11 Lead RP
whity4420 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Mr Fuller 04/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Undergraded, or am I missing something?! Getting into the top section seemed tough.

with Chris Baker
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead
markburgin83 30/Apr/11 2nd
lewisg 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Nat
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/11 2nd
PaulHermes 20/Mar/11 AltLd
with Martin VCCC
munch88 02/Feb/11 Lead O/S
succa89 02/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with munch88
Jamie Brown 29/Jan/11 2nd rpt

bridging's for wimps!

Hidden 03/Nov/10 Lead O/S
esther ?/Oct/10 Lead
phleppy 06/Sep/10 Solo

Difficult in places!

lewisg 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Nat
Richie Rich 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jo Rowell
jkarran 28/Jul/10 Lead

I'd forgotten how much fun routes like this are.

with Sarah
mark237 11/Jul/10 -
with Dave Coulson
Judge Pie 11/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
lucasp 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Kieran (LMC)
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Jonny M 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/10 2nd
DGY 17/May/10 Lead
with Paul & Barbara
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo O/S
tomprestwich 13/May/10 Lead O/S
1918hasti 05/May/10 Lead
Andy Hudson 03/May/10 2nd
with Tony G
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
PaulHermes 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Martin VCCC
tony wood 02/Apr/10 Lead β
with Sarah P, Danny Crump
LiL Saz 02/Apr/10 2nd
Danny Crump 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Will Hunt 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Al (LUUMC)
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with luumc people
mfisher 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Piers Newton
Hidden 08/Sep/09 Solo β
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Solo O/S
gilbert 17/Aug/09 TR O/S

interesting layback to start and then lots of bridging

with luke spiers
Chris Ellis 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Jim Hatfield
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd
Ben.hopkinson 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Pam Rozniakowski
Jamie Brown 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Probably the first chimney I've actually enjoyed. Great little route.

stevepotter 30/May/09 2nd
with Mark W
zebster 11/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rick, Adam
adamwesthead 10/May/09 2nd O/S

Forshaw 2nd

with Zeb
duzinga 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jie, christina and james
David Wynne 17/Apr/09 Lead
scott mayled 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Andy_B39 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Sam Edwards
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
simon hawkins 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Kieran O'Sullivan
Liam Ingram 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Hugo Pedder
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd
chrissylee ?/Mar/09 2nd
with Tom Hopper
Hidden 15/Feb/09 Lead β
Snorfalorpagus 15/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Em66 28/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Leif
Col Kingshott ??/2009 Lead
aberSam ??/2009 2nd
jason 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with manmike
rich.lambert 28/Oct/08 2nd O/S
climbingste 28/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jimorothy 05/Oct/08 Lead

Found the bridging start very technical. Should be Severe.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Richard Holowka 27/Sep/08 2nd β
with Nick Bates
Hidden 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
alberttcone 17/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Excellent start - brace hand and feet on opposite walls and step-up. Ouch, my leg...

with Chris S
Hidden 11/Sep/08 TR O/S
pebbles 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt

Did PP before but without the chimney start, so this time did the chimney. Not convinced squeezing inside the thing and wriggling is how everyone does it (size is an issue!!!!) but thats how I did it. Had to take all my gear off in order to fit in! Lindsey had fits giggling but declined to follow.

with lindsey
pippa_g 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S

had to get a leg up to get into the top chimney!

with Matt
Lumbering Oaf 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 22/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Did the direct start.

ollyroberts 16/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Ben
pebbles 26/Jun/08 Lead O/S

absolutely lovely little route, really good fun, deserves more stars, difficult to find the route from guidebooks which is probably the only reason it doesnt get more traffic.

with kate hewson
bridget143 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Harley
DanT 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Lambert
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jules 210681 26/May/08 Lead
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead O/S
Simonj 03/May/08 2nd O/S
with james
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead
LakesWinter 03/May/08 2nd
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 22/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with David D
SteveM 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Andy DB 09/Apr/08 -
Hidden 09/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 26/Jan/08 Lead RP
with Dan, Sarah Joomun
alexyoung 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Steak
Simon Perry 20/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Ben Hopkinson
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/07 Solo O/S
JBGee 01/Aug/07 2nd O/S

A delight!

with Phil SOC
Ste Ridd 21/Jul/07 Lead
Lucy Lu 21/Jul/07 2nd
with Stephen
beaumap ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Peter Camp
KeithW 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Led for Rog, his first climb for a couple of years.

with Rog Tallbloke
Hidden 07/May/07 Solo
Simon Caldwell 01/May/07 Lead rpt

With the direct start up the short chimney

with Carmen
howlingbaboon 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
Hidden 03/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Will Smith 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Jonny
JonBrett 28/Mar/07 -
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
SamStrong 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Gamm
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 28/Jan/07 Lead dnf

Failed on this. First move bridges about 4ft across. Did the first move, eventually, but then ran out of steam. Undergraded.

erica 28/Aug/06 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 28/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Erica
perfectlynormalbeast ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
VS4b 25/Jul/06 2nd
joe_alexander 15/Jul/06 2nd
with Stu
DerwentDiluted ?/Jul/06 Solo
Zoomer 21/Jun/06 Lead
with Jane Godfrey
chilli69 ?/May/06 TR
Hidden 12/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
markalmack ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
dave_middleton 11/Jun/05 TR
with Andy & Elaine & Lu & Olivier
collingwood 14/May/05 Lead O/S
with Rob Henzell
Brown 12/May/05 Solo
Hidden 11/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Nobby ??/2005 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/04 -
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 23/Jul/03 Lead rpt
with Carmen
Hidden 04/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Hidden 03/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 2nd O/S

direct start

with Gordon
Mattyk 16/Jul/01 Solo O/S
beermonkey ?/Jul/01 Lead
with alan
EddieA 23/Feb/01 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
John Brayshaw 03/Jul/99 2nd O/S
with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper
Hidden 30/May/98 Solo O/S
beaumap 25/Apr/98 -
with Tim Waddington
rocktigger ?/Mar/98 2nd O/S
with lee + shelby
Richard Alderton 22/Feb/98 2nd
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
Hammy 13/Sep/94 Lead
gareth_hull ?/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Sarah Jones
leathers ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
malc 25/Jun/94 Solo
Pete Pozman 24/Apr/94 Lead rpt
with John Byrne
Iain Thow 05/Apr/94 Solo
Iain Thow 05/Apr/94 Solo
tapley 31/Jul/92 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
Tony Little 20/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
rob.grafton 23/Jul/91 2nd
with Bruce
lithos ??/1988 Lead O/S
with all sorts
Moses 28/Oct/87 Solo
Pete Pozman 31/Mar/85 Solo rpt
Tenko 06/Feb/82 Lead O/S
with York MC
charlesmfrench 31/Jan/82 Solo O/S
telemark ??/1982 -
99bolivar ??/1981 Lead β
with Bill Lofthouse
Hidden 31/Jul/74 Lead
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/73 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 05/May/71 Solo
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