Hidden Chimney Direct** IV 5
[1st Pitch of Hidden Chimney Direct, 2 kb]3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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flett53 - 2nd O/S - Apr/14

Banked out at grade III.
Captain Solo - Solo - 26/Mar/14

Hidden - Feb/14

Banked out with ice and neve today. Felt more like grade III.
andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/14 with Bob Wilson

Bob1984 - 2nd rpt - 16/Jan/14 with Andrew Broadway

aebewick - 2nd - 15/Jan/14

Pete Rigby - AltLd rpt - 14/Jan/14 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 14/Jan/14 with Peter Rigby

Lots of snow well banked out. Ewan lead first picth
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/14 with Ewan

Adam led P1, Jim led P2. P1 banked out and seemed easy (good gear still available)
adam clarke - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with James Hulme

again! very diffent this time, much more straight forward
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 12/Jan/14 with Bex

Finished on Jacobs edge
aljones91 - 2nd - 12/Jan/14

Dunx - Lead - 05/Jan/14 with Myles Dalzell

Very banked out
wupert - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Pete Walker, Will Cook

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/14

Followed. Not much ice, only snow but still interesting. Easy.
Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with William Watson

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

gordigotama - 2014

Led pitches 1 & 3, Drew led 2, great start to the season. Some ice and neve, with lots of nice technical mixed moves, straight into it on first move from the belay. Good gear available all the way. Didn't finish through chimney, went right of it up a steep and more technical section with some really great moves. Topped out in the sun, perfect!
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Drew Connelly

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Rob Harding

cpforbes - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13

Quality!! 1st and 3rd pitch, Pete led the snow field.
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Peter Forbes

bullwinkle - 2nd rpt - 29/Dec/13 with Tom Lambert

Brilliant. Good neve and ice but a very delicate start. Finished up Jacob's Edge.
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 26/Dec/13 with Mike

Just enough ice/neve on the route to give some good placements although I found the 1st step from the belay difficult to protect.
prog99 - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Fiona

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 22/Dec/13 with Fiona

petereynolds - AltLd - 22/Dec/13 with Stu

A little bit of wind.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Mark G

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/13 with Dave Gillen, Pete Cuthil

First proper winter route, found it hard. Climbed with Leo, David. I led the second pitch. Strong winds at the top and descended in near darkness.
Keelan McNulty - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/13 with David Maddison, Leo Grabowski

Lead first pitch but had to rest after getting pumped on first hard move. Then lead last pitch of the chimney.
leo-z-g - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/13 with Keelan McNulty, Maddy

justaddpowder - Lead - 16/Dec/13

Wojttek - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Danii

Hidden - 24/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

A fantastic pitch in excellent condition. Thought the slabby section was nails!
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Debbie Lee

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13

jshields - Lead - 09/Nov/13 with Jeff Ingman

lukemcphee - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/13

Pretty good mixed routes!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Lee P

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/13

Second climb of the day. I'd put it at III(4) if honest. First pitch is short and well protected. The rest of the route probably II/III. Absolutely superb weather though.
rossn - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with Nick Bryan

took David and Calum up this as their first ever winter pitch. Sheffield One, Snecta Zero.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with HPC

Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 09/Feb/13 with Mark Chadwick

Anna_wells - 09/Feb/13 with TIM

Tim_Gomersall - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with ANNA

kj001 - 2nd - 06/Feb/13 with Phil Dowthwaite

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/13

Led second pitch.
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Liam Brown

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with John H, Johan

Bob1984 - 2nd - 01/Feb/13

Great climb.
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - Feb/13

robgixer - Lead - Feb/13

P1. Dave finished up Jacob's edge
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/13

Lead all pitches. Far better conditions than the previous day v- good neve and turf not covered in 8" of powder!! Enjoyable route and the direct start didn't feel overly difficult.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/13 with Sarah Acheson, Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/13 with Sarah Acheson, Ky Aizawa

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Jon McCune

James S - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/13 with stu

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Jonathan Richards

edmitchell - Lead rpt - 12/Jan/13 with Emma Rowe, kitty duncan

emmarowe - 2nd - 12/Jan/13 with ed mitchell

SarahA - 2nd - Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/13

Leo lead the first pitch
maddy92 - AltLd - 2013

wheelsucker - 2013

DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with Neil Wightwick

Hidden - 2013

robh14 - 2nd - 2013

Really good, was thin yet felt easy for IV.
gripped01 - Lead - 30/Dec/12 with Liz Robinson

Rich God 3 - 2nd - 30/Dec/12 with Mike B

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 29/Dec/12

kelliroberts3 - Lead - 29/Dec/12 with Peter Rigby

Escaped after first pitch due to traffic
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/12 with Kelli Roberts

Phoebus - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/12

justaddpowder - Lead - 18/Dec/12 with Ben fitzgerald

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/12

David Stevens - AltLd - 15/Dec/12 with Ruslan Aizatulin, Matt Craig

radioshed - AltLd - 15/Dec/12 with Ruslan, dave s

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/12

gregor - 10/Dec/12

Led p1
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/12 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/12

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 09/Dec/12 with David Forster

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead - 06/Dec/12

Led 1 + 3
abbeywall - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with K

All pitches
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Piers Newton

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Olly Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Dec/12

Good pitch
John Workman - AltLd - 30/Nov/12 with Phil T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/12

adw07 - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12 with FIndlay

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/12

Jamie B - AltLd - 27/Oct/12 with Andy Nisbet

Matthew Robinson - 22/Feb/12 with ben

Beaut day. Beaut conditions (even though it didn't look it from below)
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Andy

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Ferdia

el cholo - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Richard, Lucy

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Feb/12

First pitch then abbed off as couldnt be arsed queing for the remaining grade 3 bit.
sneaks - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with janey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12

John Pickles leading. First pitch only. Dry tooling.
lewiz - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/12

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/12 with Lewis Thompson

grp - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/12 with mungo nash

Hidden - Feb/12

First move problematic
Strachan - 2nd RP - Feb/12

al jackson - 2nd - Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12

Gordon Lacey - AltLd rpt - 29/Jan/12

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with adam booth

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Ed Mitchell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12

michael83 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with Mark Mosgrove

GaryK - AltLd - 23/Jan/12 with Karlis Berdarlis

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/12

Awesome climb! Conditions were ok. Route very popular! Five parties there, although almost no queing.
Alor_lab - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Stephen Barrass

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12

Euan Strachan - 2nd β - 20/Jan/12 with Emily Roo

ruggystunts - Lead - 14/Jan/12 with Alen

ross brinson - 2nd - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Jan/12

First Scottish route!
Edvin m - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12

Lean by the end of the climb due to an increasing strong, mild wind! a higher grade today than the guidebook susgests.
Daniel Sutherland - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Lachlan Macleod

Very enjoyable climbing, huge hooks all the way.
Lamb - Lead - 06/Jan/12

steev - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Alex P

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - Jan/12

A really good proper mixed pitch requiring a full repertoire of techniques with good gear when you needed it most. Tricky sections interspersed with rest ledges. Slightly iffy smeary footholds on the slabby right wall would improve under iced conditions.
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Stewart Munro

telemarker - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Paul Freudenthal

Me P1, Lewis P3, walked across P2. Quite pokey without any helpful neve on P1 - hooky, teetery slabs. Yikes. Top pitch going about II,4. All sorts of weirdness but solid gear.
Hay - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/11 with Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/11

Second winter route. Lead snow traverse pitch.
peter.herd - 2nd - 18/Dec/11 with Steve Walls

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Dec/11

machars - AltLd - 17/Dec/11 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Dec/11

Hidden - 11/Dec/11

We climbed the alternative direct start as there was a team on the 'normal' direct.
John Workman - 11/Dec/11 with Mark II

Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/11

Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with sam radcliffe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11

Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Conor

In the dark. moved together after the first pitch.
samrad - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with tom livingstone

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Dec/11

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/11 with stuart burns

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Dec/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/11

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/11

jonskippy - 2nd - 01/Mar/11 with Joey

joeydurkin - Lead - 01/Mar/11 with Jonney

Hidden - Mar/11

Lean conditions, but the direct start relies upon hooks and torks anyway, a bit harder than it looks from the ground, excellent climbing though!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/11 with Rossi

Enjoyable climbing, safe and awesome hooks.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with Gwilym Starks

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/11

Good 1st pitch- not a soft touch. Finished up the slant due to the chimney being jam packed as per usual.
willhawkins - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead - Feb/11

nickcanute - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with tim parkinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/11

AndyL - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Adam Russell

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 28/Jan/11 with jacob davies

kieranlivett - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11 with nick valente, james.peter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11

Finished up the Slant and a variety of other made up routes to the plateau, due to traffic on Hidden Chimney
goingupintheworld - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Tom J

Aufton - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Greg Nunn

simon_D - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Neil C

chapmand - AltLd - 09/Jan/11 with Guy Wilson

Guy Wilson - 09/Jan/11 with Dave Chapman

david morse - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/11 with andy psyche, katie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/11

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with steve peatfield

Led first, then we finished straight up between Hidden Chimney and Jacob's Edge due to traffic in the chimney.
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with spike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

davidbeynon - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Rachel Mather, Paul Mather

Led 1st pitch. 2nd pitch had steep rocky section, loads of spindrift too.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Nathan White

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Nov/10

AMarchant - Lead - 16/Nov/10 with Frank Palmer, Ally Hurst

joeydurkin - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/10 with Patch

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Nov/10

in summer conditions, in trainers, all over the place routewise, but I think this is the closest to where i went.
Steeve - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/10

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/10 with Andrew Morton

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/10

Andy led first and second pitch as one, I led top pitch
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/10 with Andy Nisbet

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

buzby78 - AltLd - 14/Dec/09 with McGeek

joeydurkin - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Patch, Graham K

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 11/Dec/09 with Phil Warriner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/09

lead pitches 1 and 3. no ice, lots of digging!
frecro - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/09 with Emily

Jamie B - Lead - Dec/09 with Graham Boistelle

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/09

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/09 with Bart

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

suunto12 - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/09 with Dad, Giles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09

Awesome pitch. Finished up Jacob's Edge as Hidden Chimney itself was being tackled by another rope of 3.
groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/09 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09

nikkimac - 2nd - 01/Feb/09 with Flash

cavemancolumbus - AltLd - Feb/09 with Lauren

dave_tomlin - Feb/09 with Tom Evans

good sustained first pitch with loads of hooks and good gear. climbing eases off after this. wild day!
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/09 with stuart

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/09 with ryan

First pitch only
dougs1232 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Tom Simmons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09

Alastair MacSween - Lead - 24/Jan/09 with Graham Hunter

adamscottthomas - AltLd - 21/Jan/09 with Andy Wardle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jan/09

Alex Hofmann - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/08

mgeek - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Neill Busby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/08

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/08

Direct start to access Hiden Chimney. Excellent start even if a bit scrappy. Ice thin and very little if any turf obvious.
griffter - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Ginger (guide)

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jan/08

Hidden - 12/Jan/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/08

roryifinlay - 2nd - Jan/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/08

markjarvie - Lead O/S - 2008 with robert durran

Fultonius - AltLd - 30/Dec/07 with Malcolm Airey

Well good route and my first proper mixed, no ice to speak of but great hocking/torquing all the way and the odd sketchy mantel. Build up was starting on the chimney, tho we went under the choke stone, lol. Great fun.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Neil Mackenzie

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Dec/07

tasty mixed first pitch then good chimney finish, loved the under-chockstone funky backwards hook :-)
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd - 08/Dec/07 with Andy

Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Nov/07 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead - 12/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007

chicken88 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/06 with Eric Piere

Thought it was a bit hard for III
BenTiffin - Lead - Feb/06

Hidden - Lead - 04/Dec/05

akhughes - Lead O/S - Dec/05

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/05 with James

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/05

Hidden - Lead - Feb/02

Hidden - Lead - Feb/01

Hidden - 22/Feb/00

graeme gatherer - 2000

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