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Crack and Chimney S

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[Emerging from the chimney!, 3 kb]17m. A good line up the disjointed chimney system that bounds the left edge of the Main Wall. © ROCKFAX
up the obvious crack in the corner to the left of the main face, then out through the chimney above

Photo: Emerging from the chimney! © Legionreturns
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This climb is in 140 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/14

BJones - Lead O/S - 07/May/14

stub1990 - Solo - 21/Apr/14

Very good climb hard work but worth it
1176gws - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/13 with Solo

SomeClimbingGuy - 2nd - Nov/13

Hard, dirty climb, right on my limit and really struggled. Totally enjoyed it.
spadum - Lead dog - 08/Sep/13 with Nick Pennington

KirstyWebb - TR - 30/Aug/13 with Jordangask

Hidden - TR rpt - 25/Jul/13

A lot easier to second than lead.
spadum - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Fraser richardson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13

Jordangask - TR - 05/Jun/13

MollyAnne - TR β - 04/May/13

Absolutely filthy. Stones, mud and leaves rained down on me whilst I was belaying. Mud/dust on some holds. Stay clear!
blackreaver - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13 with Owen

andy_e - TR O/S - 06/Apr/13

skipi4 - TR RP - 20/Feb/13

Craig McMahon - Solo - 01/Jan/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Sep/12

melmyo - TR - 23/Sep/12 with John E

Hidden - TR - 23/Sep/12

Toprope solo.
teh_mark - TR rpt - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12

kennyne9 - TR rpt - 08/Aug/12 with Gillian Newman

kennyne9 - TR O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Jason Harvey

alexm198 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Simon Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/12

Craig McMahon - Solo - 13/Jun/12

kennyne9 - TR O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Gareth Marshall

Gareth Marshall - TR - 12/Jun/12 with Ken Morton

kennyne9 - TR O/S - 22/May/12 with Gillian Newman

Hidden - 2nd dnf - May/12

ClayClay - Lead - Apr/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/12

lcullum7 - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/12 with Alex Jamieson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Nov/11

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Ky Aizawa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11

Drew(yes im magic) - Lead - 15/Aug/11 with Brad Woodlands

Gareth-Evans - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/11

Helen James - TR - 14/Aug/11 with Sandy Hennis

ed.burton - TR - Aug/11

chrisandreou - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Andreas Andreou

steven703 - Lead - Jul/11

samfayers - TR O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Did it right this time!
Legionreturns - Lead β - 02/Jun/11

Higher Primate - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Cam Stephen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

kitP - TR O/S - 11/May/11 with Jordan, Susan, Mike, Andy

susan1234 - TR - 11/May/11

Andy DB - TR O/S - 11/May/11 with chris

Legionreturns - 2nd - 09/May/11

Backed off of overhanging crack as the rain started, finished chimney instead! Absolute unadulterated filth.... loved it!
Legionreturns - Lead dog - 09/May/11

chris smith - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11

cmars89 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with crpw

maggie505 - Lead - 04/Mar/11 with Steve Ramsey

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/11

Pohil - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Oct/10

trueuk1 - 2nd - 17/Oct/10

Filthy in the chimney, but good climb
Paul_Hardy - Lead RP - 17/Oct/10 with Ben Laidler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10

good climb especially the chimney
Julian Laidler - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Took a while at the crux to find correct feet and body position to pull up into the chimney.
johnjb - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Andy P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Jun/10

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 12/Jun/10

teh_mark - TR - 19/May/10 with Christopher Holliday

Chris Holliday - 2nd O/S - 19/May/10 with teh_mark

maggie505 - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Craig McMahon

Love the full body jams!
Craig McMahon - Solo rpt - 14/May/10

shouter - Lead - 13/May/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/May/10

Craig McMahon - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Ken McMahon

gazb - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with craig

Dertee
David Bulley - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Andy Chisholm

Wayne A - 2010

ad82amr - TR - 2010 with Craig, Amy

shouter - Lead - 02/Oct/09

Craig McMahon - Solo - 17/Sep/09

Craig McMahon - Solo - 26/Aug/09

ccraigg22 - Lead - 23/Aug/09 with Paul Murdy

Craig McMahon - Solo - 21/Aug/09

Craig McMahon - Solo - 20/Aug/09

Craig McMahon - Solo - 19/Aug/09

leewright - TR - 15/Aug/09

tom heaney - Lead O/S - Aug/09

pmurdy - Lead - Jul/09

dirty, filthy, thrutchy fun.
andrew sandercock - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with robert sandercock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/09

CKegan - TR O/S - 02/May/09 with roger

Daniel Sutherland - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/09 with wendy

Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Pete White

IanC - 2009

John84 - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/08 with David Jackson

Matthew Green - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/08

Small Group of us turned up at Causey Quarry 6pm on the 21st Sep 08, Most of us were Novices with an experianced climber with us. I decided we'd climb the Crack and Chimney Situated in the left hand corner of the main wall. With the amount of rain we have had latley the wall was suprisingly dry in most parts. Being 6ft 2in in height getting up the first part of the route was quite the challange, as there was an overhang just above the first ledge this was quite tricky to traverse along with my centre of gravity being off blance. However one got accross fine....Just! once the overhang was mostly cleared there where a few nice foot holds, a few cracks in the stone above good for jamming. Once up was time to traverse back to the corner, very few foot holds and the ones that are there are just enough to get your toes in, i managed this wearing trainers with no grips (i'd say this was probably the hardest part). Once i reached the corner it was a case of placing my foot in the crack to levy myself up to the lefge, which had more then enough room for a quick stop to re chalk before heading in the the crack to chimney up. I found chimneying up the crack was quite easy for me once i got near the top there is a nice large rock for me to get both my hands on and pull myself up, Once i was up as far as i could go, i had to twist my body so i was once again back against the crack and push out as if i where going to chimney again, this gave me time to have a quick look to see where my next move was. I found a nice sturdy tree root just above my head, wich i found perfect to help me get my shoulders out of the crack before before lifting myself out completley to reach the top of the climb. i felt an immense sense of self victory as i have struggled to climb any thing all the way to the top on causey quarry as the novice that i am, but i must admit all the reading i have done over the past few weeks on techniques and moves has seriously paid off. Now i can't wait for my next challange :)
Snowy - TR O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Chris Muncaster

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

stouffer - TR - 28/Jun/08

Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08 with Lee Passmoor

barney800 - TR - Apr/08 with Jonny Taylor

jonny taylor - TR O/S - Apr/08 with James B

Rich Clague - Lead - Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/08

Hidden - Lead - 2008

rockjock - 2008

ewan i - Lead - 2008

andrewtilney - TR β - 30/Sep/07 with steven

Em66 - TR - 31/Aug/07 with Jack

jak165 - TR - 31/Aug/07 with Emily

andrewtilney - TR O/S - 16/Aug/07 with stano a polish guy i met

Brown - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Mar/07

chris warner - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with Lynne Grainger

Hidden - 2007

KevB - Lead - 25/Jul/06 with Steve K

Castleman - TR - Jun/05 with Chris Lee

Rosie11 - TR - 16/Mar/05 with Mark, Ian, Pete

storky - 2nd - 23/Jan/05

melmyo - TR - Sep/04

didntcomelast - May/02

chile-dog03 - Lead RP - 01/Jun/01

Sankey - TR - 2001

Rattis69 - TR - 2001 with Richard Abbott

antclark6381 - Lead - 01/Jan/00

Hidden - Lead - Apr/85

cornishmackem - Mar/82

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - Jun/80

Hidden - 1979

beaumap - Lead - 1977

Neil R - Solo - 1977

I led a severe?!
JudithE - Lead - 08/Jul/74 with Martin Ellis

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1972 with Ed Thompson

Lord of Starkness - Solo - 1971

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Style of ascent

Soloed15 of 140 (10.7%)
Lead51 of 140 (36.4%)
Followed21 of 140 (15.0%)
Toproped43 of 140 (30.7%)
Unknown10 of 140 (7.1%)

'Climbed'70 of 140 (50.0%)
clean O/S49 of 140 (35.0%)
clean β4 of 140 (2.9%)
clean rpt11 of 140 (7.9%)
clean RP3 of 140 (2.1%)
dogged2 of 140 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 140 (0.7%)