Dirl Chimney*** VS 4c
[entering the chimney, 2 kb]13m. Start beneath the obvious hanging chimney at a wobbly triangular block in a crack. Climb up this to a dubious looking broken ledge above your belayer (er... presumably solid enough?!) from which twin cracks lead up into the chimney. From the chimney head out and up onto a lovely final slab. Glorious hex placements aplenty!

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This climb is in 188 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Alex Riley - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Jo

Brilliant! first VS 4c on sight lead...chuffed!!
keith hal - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with martin

martinh13 - 2nd - 29/Sep/14 with Keith

mot1 - Lead β - 24/Aug/14 with Peter

Hidden - 09/Aug/14

lovely route, tons of gear
lithos - Lead - 21/Jul/14 with karl c, Pete Bradshaw

xoran - Lead - Jul/14

Lovely bit of back and footing.
ClimbingGlen - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Susan Pinkney

mark-abz - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Paul N

machars - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Linda, John

climb.jlr - 2nd - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/14

Nille - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Jonathan

Gatley - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13

wookie667 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with hay

dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Polly Tarrant

Stephen Shaw - 2nd - 16/May/13 with Ian

Ian Hinkins - Lead - 16/May/13 with Steve Shaw

machars - Lead - 07/May/13 with John, James

Hidden - Lead β - 01/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Matthew Glenn - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

peter.ravenscroft27 - Lead - 04/Apr/13

el diablo - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with Cabey

Now includes in-situ nut.:-(
IanMcC - 2nd - 03/Mar/13 with eldiablo

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/12

machars - Lead - 04/Sep/12 with Linda

ali macphee - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12

ali macphee - Lead - 28/Aug/12

JRSB1991 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

French Erick - Solo - 25/Jul/12 with Dave Kerr

oliverk - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/12 with Malcolm, Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/12

machars - 2nd - 20/Jun/12 with Dave McNicol

Bob Windsor - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Rick Graham

MAGWITCH - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12 with James Lowry

jlowry92 - Lead O/S - 28/May/12

Last climb of a full and hot day, fell twice on first slab but still one of my all time favorite climbs.
MAGWITCH - TR dog - 22/May/12 with Alistair

Laura Hamlet - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Roger Hamlet, Tim Hamlet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

MAGWITCH - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - 02/May/12

MAGWITCH - TR O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Rebecca

oliverk - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Tim Clarke

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Left a screwgate and nut at the base of this climb- if you find them please get in touch
daWalt - 20/Aug/11

dbell67 - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Carolyn Dorset

Saintly - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Em, stimpey

stimpey - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Emma, Saintly

Steve Lenartowicz - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11

daWalt - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with awaddie

machars - 2nd - 10/Jun/11 with Ben Sharp

jonka - Jun/11 with gareth

MartinJWood - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11

Excellent climb, satisfying back and footing but very easy for grade
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 29/May/11 with Sophie B

Sweet wee chimney climb. Holds where you want them. Executed with some body thrutching, my style of climbing :)
sophiecb - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Chad

jac.c123 - 2nd - 20/May/11 with Alister, andyc123

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/11

rabnud - Lead rpt - 02/May/11 with glen dunbar

ropeburn - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with gordon dunbar

UncleMephisto - Lead O/S - May/11 with Seumas MacKenzie

Nice route, nice rest with a full foot-back jam in the large flared crack beneath the overhang, and a nice surprise as you pull over the overhang to find there's still another 10ft of slab to go. Great fun ;)
Michael Brown - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Nick Mcmillan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11

decs - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/11 with Bart

dbell67 - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Stewart Lessels

stew85 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Davie Bell

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with dick

jimted - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with finn

dbell67 - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Two Cams Tom

Two Cams Tom - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with dbell67

woah269 - 2nd - 28/Mar/11

woah269 - 2nd - 28/Mar/11

First ever second
MAGWITCH - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Dave Wands

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

owain-1978 - 2nd - 17/Feb/11 with davina

petegunn - Lead - 17/Feb/11 with Davina, Owain, Matt Reeve

jac.c123 - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with andyc123

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/11

matt bimson - 2nd O/S - 2011

Again too slight.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10

shugsan - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with John Nelson, Hannah

Derek Graham - Lead - 11/Oct/10

Old_Nick_S - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with Debbie, Irene

dbell67 - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with Corey Bell, Stewart Lessels

stew85 - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with Davie Bell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/10

Elsier - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Michael, Ian

machars - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/10 with Ben Sharp

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/10

jimted - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/10 with Dave Mcnicol

PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with ed kirkham

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/10

Ben Sharp - Lead - 16/Jun/10 with Gordon Dunbar

good route, seconded here
rabnud - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Luke, Dan Hirst

Bex_M - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Duncan Dunbar

Enjoyable lead, glad to find the great jug just above the chimney
Roy Davidson - Lead - Jun/10 with Gordon Davidson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

dbell67 - Lead - 23/May/10 with Corey Bell

Ben Sharp - 2nd - 21/May/10 with Graeme Barr

machars - Lead rpt - 21/May/10 with Ben Sharp

g0rd0n davids0n - Lead - May/10 with roy davidson

ajsmith - Lead - 29/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/10

dbell67 - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with David J McNicol

jimted - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Dave Mcnicol

Mr.Billiams - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Russell

woah269 - 2nd O/S - Apr/10

rebecca duxbury - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with David Jones

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Loz

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with victim of mathematics

oliverk - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Michael

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Mike

nukebat - Lead O/S - 19/May/09 with Craig

stimpey - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Tom, Pete, Davina

petegunn - Lead - 03/May/09 with Steve,Tom, Davina

Timpy1584 - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Davina, Pete, Steve

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

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

johnbiggar - 2009

Various times over the last year or so
Dumfriesneedsawall - Lead O/S - 2009

Had a bit of a faff and rest on gear at point I should have started chimneying. Crazy route!
net - Lead - 01/Nov/08 with George

GPN - 2nd - 01/Nov/08 with Annette

Good warm up!
K_MacLeod - TR - 24/Aug/08 with Default Slipper and Tom

colinjjh - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08

somewhat short and overrated. in fact, i walked past it twice before discovering where the route was!!
dave o - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Bru

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/08

A fantastic climb, one of the best single-pitch VS's I've done. Felt fairly tenuous below the chimney, then some beautiful jugs in perfect positions, a happy little chimney perch and a spotless top-out slab, all with on-demand gear.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Dave Thomson

Absolutely brilliant stuff. The back and foot rest in the chimney is marvelous!
dhthomson - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with Pete Hart

R0bbie - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/08 with amy smith, johnny miller, danny sampson

ACB Smith - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with rObbie, johnny, danny sampson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08

K_MacLeod - Lead β - 08/Jun/08 with Gavin Outerson

Tried to lead climb, scarier than it looks.
K_MacLeod - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/08 with R0bbie

Interesting throughout. Start was entertaining, chimney nowhere near as hard as I thought.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 31/May/08 with Fiona

elegant cheddar - 2nd - 24/May/08 with adam hughes

akhughes - Lead O/S - May/08 with Emma Hughes

Nice route. can see why its one of the best at the crag. Thankfull of the big jug after crux ;-)
Jamie McCreath - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08 with machars

machars - 2nd - 13/Apr/08 with Jamie McCreath

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 18/Feb/08 with Sandy

andymoin - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Andy

Hidden - 2008

Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Malcolm

swmackey - Lead - Oct/07

Brilliant!- back and footing is the way to travel.
thebat - 2nd - 15/Jul/07 with Ontour + Fraserhughes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/07

McKenna - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Ewan G

Remember to Chimney the Chimney and not try to jam your way through it or you will fall off like me :D
pigeonjim - Lead - 14/Apr/07 with Andy

Twas a wee bit of a fight.
bawjaws - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with McKenna

decs - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Ian

Hay - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Scott

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Sandy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Matt crawford - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Taba

J R R Hartley - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Captain Crag

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06 with Beth

Excellent! A bit of a struggle but with bomber gear
Howard J - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with Richard Bonheyo, Helen Severn

K Wall - Lead - 16/Jul/06 with Martin

Chris Plewa - 2nd - Jun/06 with adam reid, mike varney

Fantastic stuff!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 29/May/06 with Carmen

fatboy8pie - Lead - 2006

breithorn4164 - Lead - 2005 with Paul

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 24/Apr/04 with Helen

Hidden - Lead β - Mar/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Inti - Lead - 11/May/02

Captain Solo - 2nd - 06/Apr/02

Simon2005 - 2nd - 04/Apr/02 with IainLD

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Dave Kerr - 16/Sep/00 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - Nov/99

CMacD - 1993

dsgibson - Lead - 1980

Donald Gibson - 1979

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