Rockfax Description
24m. A fine climb up a great line; the soaring corner bounding Yellow Wall. Layback and jam the corner passing the jutting nose with difficulty. The shelf of Rabbit Ledge offers a lie-down rest (and a possible belay). Once recovered, step left into the continuation chimney and wriggle up this to the top. Photo on page 53. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, UK Classic Corners.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Mike Todd 23/Aug Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 23/Aug 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 25/Jul Lead O/S

Chimney finish

jon lawson
nick ferro 19/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul 2nd
Sam Spence 18/Jul 2nd O/S
Wizzy 18/Jul Lead O/S

Spent about half an hour stuck in the chimney

mrplastique 10/Jun Lead

Finished on the ledge - crow chicks nesting in the crack

John McMahon
robhunt 03/Jun Lead O/S
db79 16/May 2nd O/S
apw 10/May 2nd
David_Gledson 08/May Lead O/S
Compo 26/Apr Lead O/S
phildawson 23/Apr Lead O/S
JdotP 22/Apr Lead O/S

Did entire route includinc chimney at top.

Stefanie Pohlmann, Phiran
Maddie 17/Apr Lead O/S

So glad to finally do this as been putting it off for ages. Proper cut loose on the crux. Pretty terrifying! Great though

Robinwood People, Steve
Rachel Slater 08/Apr Lead O/S

Top chimney was exciting.

tim newton 08/Apr 2nd O/S
cem 22/Mar 2nd rpt
pimpy 22/Mar 2nd
Charles, Graham
greglad ??/2015 -
samwillo 23/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead
Alice Thompson 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
wrapped in bacon 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Mark1800 20/Jun/14 2nd β
Josh Williams
Dave Rumney 26/May/14 -
K Mckay 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Amazing pull up over the overhang! The secret for me was a fist jam with my left hand then one mega pull with my right. Not much for the feet until your over the bulge.

Katie Farrell
andysroom 04/May/14 Lead O/S
davidgent 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Andy Parsons
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd dnf
freemanTom 16/Mar/14 2nd

Great chimney

Nick, Jason Wood
markfairbank 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Only to the ledge

Anne Gumbley 09/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
g1m147 24/Nov/13 Lead
masa-alpin 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Varied, with a move that feels committed (though well protected). Great route.

Max C
mrplastique 28/Sep/13 2nd
John Hunt
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
PeteH 23/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Brandon, Naomi Hart
jshields 01/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stuart34 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Climbster 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 03/Aug/13 2nd β
Freshprintce 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Will Warrington
Julie 20/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jonathandavey 20/Jun/13 Lead dnf
MeMeMe 05/Jun/13 2nd
Phil West 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Finished on Rabbit Ledge

Chris Tan
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd dnf
1poundSOCKS 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 22/May/13 Lead
jon_gill1 22/May/13 Lead β
jamie d 21/Apr/13 Lead
Bowzle 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S
John Gale 04/Apr/13 Lead β
henry peter jenkins 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
robbie jenkins, paul jones
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Rachel Somerville 14/Nov/12 Lead rpt
lanky and weak 02/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dangmtb ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mataius 30/Jul/12 2nd
keith leonard 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
djelkin1992 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
sarah lund
Hidden 11/Jun/12 2nd rpt
JonnoP 29/May/12 2nd
Reedymc 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

really enjoyed these few special moves that made this climb! the first over hang was fun to negotiate then on the ledge for belay then up in to the chimney managed to get a quick draw wedged in to the inner flake while squirming up then it stopped me I had to de clip as it was bomber :/ then up and out with a bit of a reach move to the main face very fun indeed ....

Tony Holdsworth 23/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Fllowed a chap called Phil who's mate couldn't follow him.

Tony Holdsworth 23/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Tom's lead this time!

Tom Reed
Jim Brownlow 11/Mar/12 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 08/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
SuperMike64 13/Jan/12 Lead β
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead
TRFrost 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
A. Hughes, R. Timms
timmsy 21/Sep/11 2nd
Adam Hughes
icklejason 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

steady on the roof, scary getting into the chimney.

Neil HA
Graeme Hammond 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Excellent except for the thrutchy chimney at the top.

Becky E 10/Sep/11 2nd

Clean (surprisingly) until the chimney, when I tried to go up the outside.

bwestwood 01/Jul/11 Solo
bigbirdflying 24/Jun/11 Lead
Ed Bailey
steven 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ade, Emma Woods
Hidden 17/Jun/11 2nd dog
bigglesbutcha 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Great route, bottom pitch went ok, top chimney is arkward but fun, apart from the stuck cam we retrieved by lowering me

Helen Gibson 14/Jun/11 Lead

was almost going to back off crux, but so glad I didn't!

Hidden 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 08/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Si 2
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
J25 27/May/11 Lead dnf


Alex Thompson 27/May/11 Lead dnf

Just up to rabbit ledge to abseil back for gear after J25 backed off the lead.

vix 27/May/11 2nd dnf
gmatthew 16/May/11 Lead O/S
antroy 09/May/11 Lead
JRClay100 04/May/11 TR O/S

Just a bloody good route, will lead this by the end of the summer.

mgdenison 04/May/11 2nd dog
GuyM ?/May/11 Lead
climbing_rocks1983 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
davewsargent 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
paulwaterhouse 24/Jan/11 2nd
escalade ??/2011 -
escalade ??/2011 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2011 -
Jack00 12/Oct/10 2nd O/S
ollyroberts 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
John Pickles 12/Oct/10 2nd
Kieran Hodgson
Nicos 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
paulwaterhouse 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
john.gaffney 26/Sep/10 2nd
dan m
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
markfairbank 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Squirmy chimney was the crux for me, great route

Rachel Somerville 12/Sep/10 2nd
Ian B
pebbles 12/Sep/10 Lead

led on crofty's gear as we both wanted to do it! really nice route though took a while to commit to the layback roof.

Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
scorky345 02/Sep/10 Lead
Owen Pearce
hardoreVdiffBen 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Owen Pearce
petegunn 26/Aug/10 Lead
ben1987 ?/Aug/10 -
climbing_rocks1983 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
mattyork2 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
RuthC 03/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
pog100 27/Jun/10 2nd

finished at ledge

lrandall 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A striking line with quality climbing to match. The crux is pure joy being eminantly protectable and starting from a great hands free rest. The 'pleasent chimney' to finish rounds it off nicely!

samcook 17/Jun/10 2nd dnf

Lost my head a bit on this one. Couldn't get over the overhanging bulge but wasn't particularly enjoying the climb before that.

Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Rowansb 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
ieverett ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
DavidR 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 2nd O/S
monkeyman79 28/May/10 2nd
David Edmondson, Mark Pitt
al99 22/May/10 Lead O/S
martinazando 22/May/10 2nd O/S

I always find chimneys hard! The rest of the climb was nice with cracks and athmosphere.

Hidden 10/May/10 2nd
Dave Thompson 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Dominic Hartin
agolay 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S

The first obsticle is a nose shaped rock that is tricky to get past after that theres a 'bunny ears' ledge that provide a welcome rest then its on to a very awkward chimney which takes some wriggling to get through - very slow and scrapey!

Dave Thompson
dan gibson 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
michael porter
gripped01 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Carl Taylor
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/10 2nd
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
kjbix 20/Sep/09 Lead
Nick Howard, Selma Williams
lancashirelass 20/Sep/09 2nd
MikeC_000 16/Aug/09 Lead
Dave Carter
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
sgl 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
adi bryant 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Bennykr 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Martin Haworth 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Great route

Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
pudding ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ianburton ??/2009 Lead
ianburton ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
bwestwood ??/2009 Lead O/S
luke123 ??/2009 Lead O/S
paulwaterhouse ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/08 2nd O/S
porridgefan 20/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Oh the beautiful crack...

Gareth Borthwick
gareth scott borthwick 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
duzinga 15/Jun/08 Lead dnf

put 5 pieces of gear under the nose, yet still didn't have the balls to commit to it...

duzinga 15/Jun/08 TR O/S

so I top roped it...

Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
peewee2008 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 10/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Dave Collier
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 17/May/08 2nd rpt
Alex Thompson 16/May/08 Lead β

Had fun committing to the bulge and squirming up the chimney. Plenty of bird poo on the belay ledge!

Haydn & Nick
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
joe larner 09/Mar/08 Lead rpt

Probably 5th time. Great fun as ever. especially the chimney.

akhughes ??/2008 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ??/2008 Lead O/S
farmus21 ??/2008 Lead
Pete Wilkinson
farmus21 ??/2008 Lead
Pete Wilkinson
Ian Parnell ?/Nov/07 2nd
Jon Winter
Maciek 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
James R.
Stig 21/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Mattyk 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Really pleasant route.. crux was prob the upper chimney.. some squirm it i think more secure is to swing out on the arete and power your way up into the right hand crack! Excellent stuff!

mje1398 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Steve Perry ?/Sep/07 Lead
Peter Reynolds ?/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
jonnyboy 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S

getting dark, sharon topped out in the dark, oops

Alex Mason 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S

steady hvs with a great chimney atop

Hidden ??/2007 Lead
joe larner ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/06 2nd
Brown 01/Mar/06 2nd O/S
King Rat ??/2006 Lead rpt
nathanmanc ??/2006 Lead O/S
Tom Lawrence
sm1rf ??/2006 Lead RP
Kev and Bradz
babymoac 24/Jul/05 2nd
James Gill
cem 24/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Sally Dipple
Hidden ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
shark 04/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/04 Lead O/S
kickaha4 04/Jun/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
nige 18/Oct/03 Lead
mark hounslea
aulda 01/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
Dave R
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 13/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/02 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 16/Jul/01 Lead O/S
John Kennedy
Andy S ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Andy S ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
jsw1 17/Jun/01 2nd O/S
Dave Hopkinson
akhughes ?/Feb/01 Lead
TobyA ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Stuart Adams
JSA ??/2000 Solo O/S
Chris Reid 06/Oct/99 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 10/Jan/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/98 2nd
bronsonite ??/1997 Lead O/S
Nathan Lawrence
Roget 23/Apr/95 Lead O/S
WB ??/1995 Lead O/S
Jim, Ross
frost ?/Jun/94 2nd
ChrisJD 13/May/94 Lead
Karl Bromelow 25/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 21/Jun/92 2nd

Ian's second lead!!...... in his short lived climbing career.

Ian Kirby
lithos ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
john byrne
craig h 20/May/91 Lead O/S
Tom V 18/May/91 AltLd
Glenn Watson
Dave Musgrove 02/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Hammy 15/Nov/88 Lead
Rob Lawson
Hidden 24/Sep/88 Lead
Hidden 01/May/88 2nd
Derek Ryden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 17/Nov/85 Lead O/S
Mark Gray
Tim Bateman 10/Nov/85 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/85 Lead
babymoac ??/1985 Lead
Andy Say 08/Jun/83 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 16/May/82 Lead
Sian Hughes
Ken Taylor 31/Oct/81 AltLd
Andy Chadwick
Falko 15/Jan/78 Lead O/S
Howard Lancashire
Dave Musgrove 20/Jun/77 Lead
petemeads 31/Oct/74 Lead
Al Evans ??/1974 -
D Tempest 14/Nov/73 -
greenbuoy 12/Jun/71 2nd
Bob Lister
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