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Great Chimney*** D

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[Simonside - Great Chimney Diff, 2 kb]16m. A fine climb at an amenable grade following a strong line. Climb the chimney until it is possible to tunnel through to reach an expansive stance. A corner-crack leads to a smaller ledge then beyond this continue up the narrow chimney to reach the moor. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic County.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 152 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Dervey - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/14

Traversed in from right to solo 2nd pitch
MikeLell - Solo rpt - 24/Aug/14

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Cat Kelham

Only did the final part of the climb as a way to finish off ''A' Buttress right hand'
ClareM.123 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Joe McCarty

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14

Sciguy - TR O/S - 18/May/14 with philm_uk

philm_uk - TR O/S - 18/May/14

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Lizzie

andybroadway - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Bob Wilson

Bob1984 - Lead - 05/Oct/13 with Andrew Broadway

08nbrierley - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/13 with connal

08nbrierley - Solo rpt - 09/Aug/13

watson.b - Solo rpt - 09/Aug/13 with nicky

SianR - Solo - 07/Aug/13

Soloed ahead of Emma to provide moral support.
MikeLell - Solo - 07/Aug/13 with Sian, Emma Parkinson

sarah hawker - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with bob

Had to counterbalance abseil rescue Emma from lower chimney below the chockstone.
MikeLell - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Emma Parkinson

Bottom section was filthy.
blackreaver - Solo O/S - 12/May/13 with NUMC

ian2707 - 06/Oct/12 with Kyle

gr0c0 - 06/Oct/12 with Ian

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Bex, Bethan

BethanWhite - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Bex, Rob

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Anders Convery

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/12

s.scott - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with michelle.sangan

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

malteserEd - Lead - 12/Aug/12

Scrabble - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12

watson.b - Lead β - 17/Jul/12 with aaron

bit wet at the bottom as normal but always a fun climb
Aaron.robson94 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Ben watson

08nbrierley - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/12 with Nicky Brierley

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Karen Chalmers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/12

nice long climb good protection
Aaron.robson94 - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with nicky

08nbrierley - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Aaron.robson94

bandit101 - 2nd O/S - 07/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/12

petegunn - 2nd - 29/Mar/12 with Davina

phleppy - Solo - 14/Mar/12

slaughter950 - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Adam Slaughter

cballard - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

David Bulley - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Andy Chisholm

jamieconnolly - Lead - 11/Sep/11 with matthew burnett

matthew burnett - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with jamie connolly

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with J Prescott

JonnoP - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Adamski1986

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11

Simnel - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with Hannah L, Graham Bray

dakidunn - AltLd - 31/Jul/11

brayg01 - AltLd dog - 31/Jul/11 with Hannah Lambert, John Lambert

A really satisfying and amenable climb.
chrisandreou - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Andreas Andreou

ablackett - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Jonny, Fiona Blackett

andy_e - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/11

Anthony1 - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/11

petegunn - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Davina, Owain

owain-1978 - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Pete, davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

very wet
Peter Holder - 2nd - 06/May/11 with jamieconnolly

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/11

folksi - 04/May/11 with Gareth Crapper

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

Kayls - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/11

TomAnderson11 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Kayleigh Thompson

samoliver01 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2011

lisafer - 2011

trueuk1 - Solo - 22/Oct/10

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

stix - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

gbone - 2nd β - 08/Aug/10 with wmcoombs

col3 - TR O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Dad, Paul

Paul1 - Lead - 23/Jul/10 with Ian, Nicole

Quite entertaining!
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Khalid Abdulla

mastiffmat - 27/Jun/10

A brilliant route, a good end to the day.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Carmen

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

Topped out to a beautiful sunset
Richard Alderton - Solo - 15/Jun/10

Richiehill - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

First ever lead. The first chimney was absolutely filthy, but otherwise a brilliant route.
teh_mark - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Matthew Foster, Zoe Howlett

First outdoor climb.
teh_zoe - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Matthew Foster, Mark Summers

Daniel Sutherland - 2nd rpt - 23/May/10

Nice route, Steve's first climb.
JonathanJones - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/10

really really wet and green.
beckywecky - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Lewi Fraser

danjw - 2010

folksi - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

akhutton88 - 2nd - 10/Jul/09

Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Rob

Andy DB - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Kate

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/09

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

joe king - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Rose

Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Paul

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Fiona Mellor

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/09 with -

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

Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Robert Taylor

Roberttaylor - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Fergus Cuthill

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Lucasz Gorowiec

Classic
daWalt - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Sam , iceicebaby

Good fun, but quite a variety of contortions required. Was quite tired by the top!
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Walter Robison and Sam Wood

KragKing - Lead - 2009

tom heaney - 2009

Simnel - Lead - 2009 with Pete Middleton

ShelleyRhodes - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Alastair Williams

Alastair Williams - 2nd - 16/Aug/08 with Shelley Rhodes

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08

Simonj - Lead - 03/Aug/08 with Jenny

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/08

boglebadger - Lead - Jul/08

Lindsay Sutherland - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Daniel Sutherland

Daniel Sutherland - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Lindsay

Gandy - Lead O/S - Jun/08

nice
duzinga - Solo O/S - 31/May/08

chris_r - Solo - 26/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/08

alberttcone - 2nd O/S - 21/May/08 with Laura Y, Chris S

lauraky - Lead - 21/May/08 with Chris S, Andy K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

Adrianw - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Neil Cranston

ligaya - Solo - Aug/07

stouffer - 2nd - 28/Jul/07

stouffer - 2nd - 26/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

saph - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Peter NMC

Why are Diffs so tricky - nice climb though, you just need to put your back into it (literally!)
Sam Judson - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Caroline Judson

First Lead climb, woohoo
u1jd - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Kin

phillcardiac - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/05

snowy owl - Lead - 22/Aug/04 with Emma Browne

GPN - Lead - Aug/04 with Jamie Moss

Reds - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/03 with Helen

Richard Alderton - Solo - 13/May/98

Tarquin - 1993

Roget - Solo O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/73

lump'o'lead - 1972

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1971 with Geoff Leach

My first ever route.
Lord of Starkness - Lead - 1969 with A Stark Sr

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/65

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hard D14 of 21
D6 of 21
easy D1 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed21 of 152 (13.8%)
Lead71 of 152 (46.7%)
Followed36 of 152 (23.7%)
Toproped3 of 152 (2.0%)
Alt Leads8 of 152 (5.3%)
Unknown13 of 152 (8.6%)

'Climbed'61 of 152 (40.1%)
clean O/S80 of 152 (52.6%)
clean β2 of 152 (1.3%)
clean rpt7 of 152 (4.6%)
dogged2 of 152 (1.3%)