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12m. Climb the short awkward chimney (avoidable on the right) to a platform then bridge the wide upper section. © ROCKFAX
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.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 239 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

paulh.0776 - 2nd - 02/Sep/14 with ED

Chris1234H - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Andrew Harding

sarah hawker - Lead rpt - 21/May/14 with Dave SB

tom_holdsworth - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Chris Postlethwaite

mathematically safe - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/14

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14

Really hard start, maybe more than a HVD
stewc - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/14

petegunn - 2nd - 22/Feb/14 with Davina

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/14

Nice route, just a bit difficult getting off the floor on the second part if your short!
SarahJ - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Jonathan

sarah hawker - 2nd dog - 10/Nov/13 with bob

Did the lower start up the awkward chimney this time.
johnjb - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Rob, Gareth

Chris wilson - Lead - 23/Sep/13 with Michael C, Cedric

BnB - 18/Aug/13

Charlie Staincliffe - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Stuart Myatt

smee87 - TR O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Stephen Mezals.

josh was having a mare couldnt bridge
Huffers69 - Lead - 04/Jul/13

Would have been nice to have had a climbing partner - got a bit scared.
AMJ098 - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/13

Hidden - TR β - 26/May/13

mikestr555 - 2nd - 26/May/13

petekeron - Solo O/S - 13/May/13 with Chris Wright

Shaw Brown - Lead - 12/May/13 with Loz

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

David Wynne - 2nd - 03/May/13 with Tony Womersley

munch88 - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/13 with rob

robblowen - 2nd β - 23/Apr/13 with Munch

Nice
adamwesthead - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/13 with Callum

callumbarrington - 2nd - 14/Apr/13 with adam

Chimney start a bit strenuous. Possibly severe? Top half nice safe bridging. Loads of gear.
ralphio - Lead - 04/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

DGY - Lead β - 14/Oct/12 with Barbara & Graham

Did direct chimney start, great squirming fun!
lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Greta Ferloni

Lovely bridging to start, great little mini route
jonny taylor - 2nd - 23/Aug/12 with James

Jimmy O - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Jonny Taylor

Ad Shaw - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Bridget Large

stephen Rowley - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Marc Colbeck

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

Hidden - TR rpt - 29/May/12

trueuk1 - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

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.
RockaJo - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Pete Archer

Interesting bridging in lower part of the wide chimney. Shame it was very green and wet in the top part.
kyaizawa - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

joe king - Lead - 20/May/12 with Rose

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

roperat - 2nd - 13/Jan/12 with Matt U

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/12

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

Witsend3 - Lead - 2012

The Nic Monk - 2nd - 12/Nov/11 with Tim Simpkins

chubbyclimber - Lead - 12/Nov/11

ed.burton - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/11

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Nikki

Nice cheeky little route, started on the big ledge as it was near the end of the day.
Pike - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

Interesting varied climb, would have taken a while to work out the bridging without Natalie showing us how!
sarah hawker - TR β - 28/Aug/11 with Elliott W, Natalie W, Adrian W

Adrianw - TR - 28/Aug/11 with Sarah Hawker, Elliott Wilson, Natalie Wilson

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

bruised my rib at the start.
good_value - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Rob S

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

Tried to lead but had to change with Bill at step.
Connorsgrandad - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with William Jackson

fosterrobert - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Liz

pebbles - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with roy

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/11 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jul/11

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/11

Undergraded, or am I missing something?! Getting into the top section seemed tough.
Mr Fuller - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/11 with Chris Baker

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/11

markburgin83 - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with TonyBBBB

lewisg - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Nat

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/11

PaulHermes - AltLd - 20/Mar/11 with Martin VCCC

munch88 - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/11 with dan sutcliffe, rob

succa89 - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/11 with munch88

bridging's for wimps!
Jamie Brown - 2nd rpt - 29/Jan/11 with Paul Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/10

esther - Lead - Oct/10

Difficult in places!
phleppy - Solo - 06/Sep/10

lewisg - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Nat

Richie Rich - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Jo Rowell

I'd forgotten how much fun routes like this are.
jkarran - Lead - 28/Jul/10 with Sarah

mark237 - 11/Jul/10 with Dave Coulson

Judge Pie - Lead - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

lucasp - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Kieran (LMC)

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/10

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Solo

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/10

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/May/10

tomprestwich - Lead O/S - 13/May/10

Andy Hudson - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Tony G

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10

PaulHermes - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Martin VCCC

tony wood - Lead β - 02/Apr/10 with Sarah P, Danny Crump

LiL Saz - 2nd - 02/Apr/10 with Tony Wood

Danny Crump - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Sarah Pentelow, Tony Wood

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Sep/09

Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/09 with Al (LUUMC)

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

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with luumc people

mfisher - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09 with Piers Newton

Hidden - Solo β - 08/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/09

interesting layback to start and then lots of bridging
gilbert - TR O/S - 17/Aug/09 with luke spiers

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Jim Hatfield

Ben.hopkinson - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Pam Rozniakowski

Probably the first chimney I've actually enjoyed. Great little route.
Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Paul Davies

stevepotter - 2nd - 30/May/09 with Mark W

zebster - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Rick, Adam

Forshaw 2nd
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with Zeb

duzinga - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Jie, christina and james

David Wynne - Lead - 17/Apr/09 with Jon Lury

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

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Sam Edwards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

simon hawkins - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Kieran O'Sullivan

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Hugo Pedder

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/09

chrissylee - 2nd - Mar/09 with Tom Hopper

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Feb/09

Snorfalorpagus - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Ed Bailey

Em66 - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/09 with Leif

Col Kingshott - Lead - 2009

aberSam - 2nd - 2009 with Andrew Barnes

jason - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/08 with manmike

rich.lambert - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/08 with Steve Lambert

climbingste - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/08 with Richard Lambert

Found the bridging start very technical. Should be Severe.
jimorothy - Lead - 05/Oct/08 with Rachel Crolla

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

Richard Holowka - 2nd β - 27/Sep/08 with Nick Bates

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

Excellent start - brace hand and feet on opposite walls and step-up. Ouch, my leg...
alberttcone - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/08 with Chris S

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Sep/08

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.
pebbles - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/08 with lindsey

had to get a leg up to get into the top chimney!
pippa_g - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Matt

Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Alex Young

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Did the direct start.
Chris Sansum - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/08

ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Ben

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.
pebbles - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/08 with kate hewson

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Dave Harley

DanT - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Helen Lambert

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

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

johnjb - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Dave Brown

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with james

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/08

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

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/08 with David D

SteveM - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Bruce

Andy DB - 09/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/08

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead RP - 26/Jan/08 with Dan, Sarah Joomun

alexyoung - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Steak

Simon Perry - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Ben Hopkinson

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

A delight!
JBGee - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Phil SOC

moose ridd - Lead - 21/Jul/07 with L.Osborne

Lucy Lu - 2nd - 21/Jul/07 with Stephen

beaumap - 2nd - Jul/07 with Peter Camp

Led for Rog, his first climb for a couple of years.
KeithW - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Rog Tallbloke

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/07

With the direct start up the short chimney
Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 01/May/07 with Carmen

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Ruthy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/07

Will Smith - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Jonny

JonBrett - 28/Mar/07 with Will Smith

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

SamStrong - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07 with Rob Gamm

Failed on this. First move bridges about 4ft across. Did the first move, eventually, but then ran out of steam. Undergraded.
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead dnf - 28/Jan/07 with Sam Strong

erica - 2nd - 28/Aug/06 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/06 with Erica

perfectlynormalbeast - Lead O/S - Aug/06

VS4b - 2nd - 25/Jul/06

joe_alexander - 2nd - 15/Jul/06 with Stu

DerwentDiluted - Solo - Jul/06

Zoomer - Lead - 21/Jun/06 with Jane Godfrey

chilli69 - TR - May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

markalmack - Lead O/S - 2006

johancilliers - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/05

dave_middleton - TR - 11/Jun/05 with Andy & Elaine & Lu & Olivier

collingwood - Lead O/S - 14/May/05 with Rob Henzell

Brown - Solo - 12/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/05

Nobby - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - Oct/04

Hidden - Lead - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

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

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

Stone Muppet - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 03/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/02

direct start
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 2002 with Gordon

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/01

beermonkey - Lead - Jul/01 with alan

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/99 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/98

beaumap - 25/Apr/98 with Tim Waddington

rocktigger - 2nd O/S - Mar/98 with lee + shelby

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 22/Feb/98

jfmchivall - 1998

Hammy - Lead - 13/Sep/94

gareth_hull - Lead O/S - Sep/94 with Sarah Jones

leathers - Lead O/S - Jul/94 with Charlotte Evans

malc - Solo - 25/Jun/94

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/94 with John Byrne

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Apr/94

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Apr/94

tapley - Lead - 31/Jul/92 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/92

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

rob.grafton - 2nd - 23/Jul/91 with Bruce

lithos - Lead O/S - 1988 with all sorts

Moses - Solo - 28/Oct/87

Pete Pozman - Solo rpt - 31/Mar/85

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

Hidden - 1982

99bolivar - Lead β - 1981 with Bill Lofthouse

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/74

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Jun/73 with Bob Knapton

mikej - Solo - 05/May/71

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Voting
Total votes cast 64
hard S1 of 35
S2 of 35
easy S7 of 35
hard HVD9 of 35
HVD11 of 35
easy HVD0 of 35
hard VD5 of 35
VD0 of 35
easy VD0 of 35
3 Stars10 of 29
2 Stars11 of 29
1 Star7 of 29
0 Stars1 of 29
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Style of ascent

Soloed33 of 239 (13.8%)
Lead119 of 239 (49.8%)
Followed66 of 239 (27.6%)
Toproped9 of 239 (3.8%)
Alt Leads1 of 239 (0.4%)
Unknown11 of 239 (4.6%)

'Climbed'93 of 239 (38.9%)
clean O/S111 of 239 (46.4%)
clean β9 of 239 (3.8%)
clean rpt19 of 239 (7.9%)
clean RP2 of 239 (0.8%)
dogged2 of 239 (0.8%)
dnf3 of 239 (1.3%)