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Gimmer Chimney*** VD

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[Proper climbing - Mick Wilkinson on Gimmer Chimney, Gimmer Crag, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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with VSish off-widthy crack, got my helmet a bit stuck at some point
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Stefan

Chris1234H - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Andrew Harding

farmus21 - Solo - 04/Apr/14

j4star - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13

Tom lead pitches 1,3 + 4. I lead pitch 2. Excellent mountain route
chris74 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with sean, Tom

MartF - AltLd - 28/Sep/13 with carl_123

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with James Mortimer

JamesMortimer4 - AltLd - Sep/13 with Tim Miller

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13

definitely harder than VD
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Andrew Duncan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

george led 1st. i led 2nd, rather than head up the gulley which was wet thru, trav'd left . 3rd george rejoined route. 4th i finished.
D.botts87 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with George

Excellent route. Attacked by midges at the top.
Snorfalorpagus - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Lindsey Robinson

nice circuit up from DG and off top via Harrison
andy gittins - Lead - 06/Jun/13 with Annette

fweatherall1 - AltLd - 31/May/13 with james

Bowzle - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13

mattking_109 - Lead - 14/May/13 with Phil, Lizzie

Tom.Priestley - AltLd - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/12

ethan109 - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Zeb wasn't too happy leading the wet chimney bit
adamwesthead - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Zeb

zebster - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Adam

evanofthefell - 2nd - Sep/12

Heavens opened halfway through second pitch, resulting in my first rainy abseil on gear. Found it tricky to work out where the 'proper' start was, so missed the first belay. Very much unfinished business then!
Bertbee - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/12 with Amy

samrad - Lead - 30/Aug/12 with david (bro)

I think the decent is harder that the climb up!!
PaulHermes - 12/Aug/12 with Tibor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

BradleyRoberts - 2nd β - Aug/12 with barry roberts

Lukem6 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with DANNY KRALL

DannyKrall - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Luke Mansfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

david221088 - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Tim

David Wynne - AltLd - 20/May/12 with Mark Fyles

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

Traditional ascent - boots, no chalk, (many cams)
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Charlie Beard

Many attempts at climbing the offwidth 'strenuous chimney' (MVS) as a squeeze were rather entertaining! At one point I removed my chalkbag for a little more space and reached another 10 cm higher. It was possible to body jam and leave all four limbs flailing in mid-air. We climbed in traditional style in hiking boots which made smears significantly less secure. We both have a lot more respect for the old generation climbers after this experience!
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Nick Russell

mr random - 07/Apr/12 with Richard Rampling

Too Wet! Whaaaaaaaaa!!!
alecjcook - Lead dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Andy Mc

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/12

thomaspomfrett - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome

Martin Rowe - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Paul Carroll

P Carroll - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Martin Rowe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Witsend3 - Lead - 2012

Callum Anderson - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

cballard - 2012

kato'sdad - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Jon Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

Wesley Orvis - 2nd - 20/Jul/11

Jon Pilling - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Matt Larsson-Clifford

in the rain
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Paul Bolton

In the rain. Led P1 and P2.
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Kirill Spiridonov

cmars89 - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with Kev park

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11

Nel Tindale - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ian Richardson

james 1 and 3, me 2 and 4. Hard for a VD!
barney@helmshore - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with James W

Peter White - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Rachel Wilson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/11

joscott - Lead β - Jun/11 with Mike Clarke

guiding
John Kettle - Lead - 19/May/11

chris_r - AltLd O/S - 03/May/11 with Jon Bray

JonBray - AltLd O/S - 03/May/11 with Chris

Beautiful if very windy day. Lead in good style by Andy with our second party following hot on our heels. Brilliant way to round off my first visit to the mountains.
Edd_Harris - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

P1&3 Lead; P2&4 2nd
tinyali - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Scott Hill

scott.hill - AltLd - 28/Apr/11 with Alisa

Me and Ali's 1st multi pitch route
dakidunn - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Gary Kempster

beautiful day i led the first pitch brian led the two middle pitches in one and i lengthened the last pitch with a 50m run out!!!this was after we had dicked about trying to find the crag!!!
eccyamigo - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Brian Leonard

Managed the first pitch on a glorious April Day but in the shadow of the crag it was actually too hot to wait around. One of the party started to suffer from heat exhaustion and so we had to retreat rom the belay at the first pitch
rick0361 - 2nd dnf - 10/Apr/11 with Bob Steeper, Martin Reynolds

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Troy Tempest - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/11

zach.stone - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Georgina Brooke

Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Mar/11

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jonwright - AltLd - 24/Oct/10 with peter

Finished up the left hand MVS chimney of Bracket and Slab.
Adi Hooper - Lead - 02/Oct/10 with Louise Holmes

keith hal - AltLd - 12/Sep/10 with Peter Berwick

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/10

Pete23 - AltLd - Sep/10 with Keith Haldane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

Too wet and miserable, walked off first pitch. Not the best day ever
Daniel Heath - Lead dnf - 06/Aug/10

tomhull - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/10 with adam noble

def off track on the last pitch, but the lack of polish made it worthwhile. Found the start hard to find.
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Mark Peasley

Slight route finding issues, but wicked climbing!
Matt Schwarz - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Susie, chelsea

An amazing route I didn't think I would enjoy what says a VD in my book so much
Mitch1990 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

3 in the group.
chelsea1 - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Jun/10

felt tough for the grade
gcandlin - AltLd β - 18/Jun/10 with gavin

tomhull - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/10 with Liam Lonsdale

sausage - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Phillip Johnson

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/10

Al Cheyne - 2nd - Jun/10

Dan_S - AltLd - 30/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10

design crisis - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Tom W

self belay - climbed variation taking the more difficult left hand crack ... a very tight squeeze!
HansUDes - TR O/S - 22/May/10

cas smerdon - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Phil Shea

Tricky HVD some tricky and committing stretchy move. Did in 2 pitches (1+2 then 3+4)
bsavage - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Tod

TDembrey - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Ben

Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - Apr/10 with Paolo Fubini

Hidden - 2010

Beautiful day, I led all pitches and was at times quite gripped ! Stiff for VD, but glad I stuck at it.
Patrick803 - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with Mark Lambert

runwildjohn - AltLd - 25/Sep/09 with Alice Horton

Great climb but very tough at VD
bennevis - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with paul

tigertim - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Steve Cousins

ran together final 2 pitches. Chris missed first belay so second pitch was from Bracket and Slab
jdgaventa - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with chris gribble

Hidden - AltLd β - 12/Sep/09

Jandors - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Harry, Alan Welsh

jac00 - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

tomtom89 - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

Daniels735 - AltLd - 02/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

Joe Miller - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Julie Butterworth

Julie B - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Joe

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

Shuttsie - 2nd - Jun/09 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09

tomhull - Lead - 24/May/09 with lou lockley

Wet, poor vis and big boots.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Ashley

ElvisLeg - AltLd - 23/May/09 with Ed Southwood

Did in 3 pitches 1&2 in 1 and managed to make a major knot! Kaushik didn't quite understand the concept of removing gear. Sorted it out though . Also stance before I lead last pitch K starts to remove the belay he is attached to! to quote him and his brilliant indian accent after I explain why that was wrong "that should be in a comedy". Brilliant guy.
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Kaushik

A good climb. Did not do the chimney but went left up the slab instead.
JBGee - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Danny SOC

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/09

Abandoned halfway up pitch 2 after getting spewed out of the offwidth and taking a bit too long in general. Time was getting late and we had a long drive ahead, so decided not to keep trying. Seemed hard for a v-diff (an overhang followed by an off width?). Could be partly because I was trying climbing in big boots with minimal gear (no cams, a few nuts). Will be back to finish it off sometime!
Chris Sansum - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/09 with Gemma Hart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Difficult route finding, as such we ended up topping out in the dark. Very cold and windy at the top and was completely unprepared for it given the blisteringly hot day in the valley!
CKegan - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with neil

chris_j_s - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Catherine Speakman, Angela Sankey

Peter Drake - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Hayley Smith

hmngarh - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

icy! great fun
danm - AltLd - 22/Nov/08 with andy scott

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/08

roryifinlay - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08

beds74 - Lead - 23/Jul/08 with Morris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08

Daxman - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Rick Clapham

Led even pitches
Kaiser999 - AltLd - 13/Jul/08 with Richard C

Only managed to do the first pitch then the weather got much worse and Max found things tricky and so we bailed off from the belay at top of pitch one.
IAmAStone - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Max Lambert

Raggar - AltLd - 24/Jun/08 with Ian M, Jon B

rd20 - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Jamie

TonyP - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Nic

Theeni - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Matt Kemp

Led the whole route. Chimney on 2nd pitch looked a bit gnarly so went for the slab to the left.
Becky E - Lead O/S - 19/May/08 with Emily Goodman

LiamAD - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Anna Maughan, Alastair Breen

Lead from the bottom of the first (left hand chimney groove) to the top in two pitches. Walking boots.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Duncan Kaye

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

Boots, Pack - good route.
moose ridd - AltLd - 27/Oct/07 with M.Sadler

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Oct/07

Trobbo - AltLd - 21/Oct/07 with andy hartley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/07

lazybones - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/07 with Helen Sanders

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/07

mikemartin - Lead - 03/Sep/07

Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Jonny Taylor

Took in the MVS chimney variant to pick up some in situ gear
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with James

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/07

leighjepson - Lead - Jun/07 with Alison Dawson

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/07

Dave led first pitch.
tiga271 - AltLd - May/07 with Dave

Went slightly off-route onto harder ground, which was fun with a dodgy unprotected traverse to get back on to the proper route. Oops.
jsw1 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Jo Whiteley

did a slight variation, with a dodgy exposed traverse instead of the first chimney!
jom - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Jason

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/07

le_grimpeur - AltLd - 17/Apr/07 with Dad

DGY - AltLd - 16/Apr/07 with John

Bright Weather, interesting 1st multi-pitch second
Phil Latham - 2nd - Apr/07 with Pete Stollery

Simon Allcock - Lead - Apr/07 with nick

nunnyboy - 2007

Diggler - Lead O/S - 2007

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/06

Led 2nd and 4th pitches. Wasted alot of time routefinding.
Gybebunny - AltLd - 15/Oct/06 with Jason K

Mike Hargreaves - Lead - 30/Sep/06 with Heather Meek

leerthorp - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06 with kathryn

This is a good "old-fashioned" V Diff. First two pitches both have 4a moves close to ledges. Hmmm. Great route, though. Went on to do Harristickorner etc on Harrison Stickle - good mountain day.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/06 with Debbie Wilkinson

Matt - BodyPoint - AltLd - 15/May/06 with Andrew McVittie

kleinej - 2nd - 18/Jun/05 with Brian

ewen - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with clare-dev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/05

snow
Tom Vivian - AltLd - Feb/05 with Ben Wray

John Kettle - AltLd - 2005

danieljmarsh - AltLd - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/04

ALF - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/04 with Alistair

nakedave - AltLd O/S - Aug/04

With sack, walked straight off,
Andysomething - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Katy Wilson

Led a bit of the neighbouring MVS too, till I realised I was off-route...
Nutkey - Lead O/S - Jul/04

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/04 with Hill and Mountain Walking

featuresforfeet - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with The Tweddler

BenTiffin - May/04 with Gareth Field

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/03

speleosam - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with Chris Young

Hidden - Lead - Apr/03

A tremendous struggle in the rain.
GPN - AltLd - Mar/03 with Sam Clifford

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/03

Hidden - Nov/02

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/01

pgac - Lead - 07/Jun/00 with adi harris

Jim Haydock - AltLd - 29/May/00 with Fred'

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/00

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/99

Hidden - 23/Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

In the mist & drizzle.
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 23/May/98 with David Atherton

John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 10/May/98 with Chris

kato'sdad - AltLd - 10/Apr/97 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - AltLd - 10/Apr/97 with Jon Berry

craig h - Solo rpt - 16/Apr/96

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/95

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/95

Did the more interesting left-hand chimney on pitch 3(led)
EddieA - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/95 with Simon W

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/95

PeteCheung - 1992

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 09/Nov/91 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 09/Nov/91 with Dad

mark-abz - Lead - 02/Jun/90 with Simon K

johnkeith - 1990

Richard Weller - Lead - 02/Sep/89 with Ali Lee-Browne

Andy Say - Lead - 20/Jun/88

richorme - Lead O/S - May/88 with Andy Austwick

malc - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/88

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/87 with CMC

Guy - 1986

narrowly missed by falling rock
andy tetsill - Lead - Apr/84 with Manchester Poly, Joy

Hidden - 1983

Hammy - Lead - 28/Aug/82

ewar woowar - 1982

Hammy - Solo - 22/Aug/80

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

99bolivar - 2nd - 1979

Mark Kemball - Lead - Jun/75 with Philip Berrie

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/75

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/74

Hidden - 1974

Nigel Bond - 26/Jul/73 with Bob Panther

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 16/Jun/70 with Phil --, Eva --

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - Jun/66 with Jim Worthington

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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 260 (3.1%)
Lead79 of 260 (30.4%)
Followed23 of 260 (8.8%)
Toproped1 of 260 (0.4%)
Alt Leads128 of 260 (49.2%)
Unknown21 of 260 (8.1%)

'Climbed'121 of 260 (46.5%)
clean O/S122 of 260 (46.9%)
clean β4 of 260 (1.5%)
clean rpt7 of 260 (2.7%)
dogged1 of 260 (0.4%)
dnf5 of 260 (1.9%)