Thomson's Chimney* HS 4b
[Thomson's Chimney. The photograph was taken from the top of First Pinnacle Rib Tryfan., 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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sting - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/15 with kwaidy

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/15

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/15

David_Gledson - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/15

TGreen - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Tom Green

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/15

philmitch - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15

Tdavy01 - 11/Jul/15

Rickrick - 11/Jul/15

Chris Manasseh - Lead - 27/Jun/15 with Geoff Dodwell

Dan724 - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Ben Ryle

BenRyle - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/15 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/15

another classic chimney .... with a rucksack on , some pretty tricky moves , protected halfway up then for a few hard moves and top out . pretty funny to watch im sure , and good to see the second and third strugle behind me !
Pinguville - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with George

tom.organ - 2nd - 25/May/15

odari - 25/May/15

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Leo

leowoods - Lead - 23/May/15 with Ellie

spalice - Lead O/S - 12/May/15 with Ellis, Luke

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/15

Harder than I anticipated, there's an insitu hex exactly where you'd want to jam your hand.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Arno

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/15

BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Raji, James

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/15

jcw - 2015

MikeSP - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

ChristyCole - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14

Gerallt Owain - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Jones

Good finishing pitch to overlapping ridge route. Bit polished starting crack from top of block but good hold out right! Friend 4 v useful for pro!
Danjones - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Gerallt

guy757 - 22/Jul/14

Decent route, but horribly polished. Needs good hand jamming to get past it. Then lovely large pockets to finish.
robthered - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

Raggar - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/14 with Andy J, Jon B

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14

JezzaCat - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Scott

Lots of fun.
scottywakefield - Lead O/S - May/14 with Jeremy

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14

Climbed as direct finish to Overlapping Ridge Route. Quite challenging. Placed gear and slack rope in places in the hope it would arrest my fall before hitting the ground. Done in combination with Overlapping Ridge Route, Central Buttress descent, Grooved Arete and North Ridge descent. Massive, awesome day on the mountain in perfect weather.
JamesColeman - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Apr/14

peterhubbard - Lead - 15/Apr/14 with Ben Stutchbury

Why wouldn't you? done in trainers, really not that bad...
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Catherine Elliot

cymjt - 2014

albt - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

Having just finished Pinnacle Rib Route this was a total contrast
hotfeet - Lead - 25/Aug/13

After Pinnacle Rib Route
AlexFletcher - Lead - 24/Aug/13 with Sam Hinson

matt1024 - Lead - 20/Aug/13 with Brother

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/13

Shaw Brown - Lead - 02/Aug/13 with Judith Neaves

dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Melanie Parkin - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/13 with Harriet Kirk, ChrisRGX

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Adrian

After Pinnacle Rib Route
Ade7 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Marc

Challenging but mostly down the the insects that were eating us alive!
Steve Swanborough - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Danny Evans, Rick Clapham

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

Ray Sparks - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with paul

beds74 - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Ray Sparks

Huw Mithan - Lead - 05/Jul/13 with Matthew Keeves

alooker - AltLd - Jul/13 with David

Hidden - TR - 25/Jun/13

PeteMc - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with Tom French

edordead - Lead - 08/Jun/13

tom0french - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Pete McNamee

joscott - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Dan Longster

Dan818 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Joanne scott

hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/13

ruddy hard - not much for hands or feet! Good gear.
JasonV - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Dale

Good finish to the day after Pinnacle Rib Route. Colin led in Big boots. Nails to follow on second in mine, could have led in rock shoes but not the boots.
stratandrew - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Colin Maddison

Hidden - 08/Sep/12

rohai545 - Lead - 20/Aug/12 with David Bankart

Solid chimney.
tsl42 - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Pete MUMC, Gaz Hooson

Foot slipped off due to wet rock and for the first time fell onto my gear, which luckily held nicely.
philmcf - Lead dog - Jun/12

At end of long weekend - hard work but great way to finish up FPR route.
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Nia

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

matthewtraver - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/11

Returned to complete the chimney pitch.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Jon Thompson

Roch - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Fiona Innes, Fie

Fie - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Paul

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

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

al123 - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11

Classic trad struggle - excellent ! Lower chimney strenuous but not that difficult. Found the start of the upper chimney hard, polished foot holds and not not much for hands - worked out a move which felt more 4c than 4b but my partner seemed to find something to find it a bit easier so maybe I missed a hold :-)
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

after 1st pinnicle rib. solid climb
wilf - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with nick f

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11

Superb end to the day after Second Pinnacle Rib. Not a VS though... although stiff for a severe if your not too good on your "traditional" skills!"
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Clive Stevens

Clivest - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Dafydd Llywelyn

Stiff for grade, but there is protection were you need it, then no gear for top section but it eases by then, but a few hold wobble. A hex got stuck so absailed back down to retrieve it, then rope got stuck, all good fun!
emlynroberts - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Jacob Roberts, Josh Roberts

jacobroberts - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with emlyn roberts

Couldn't do it with ridiculously heavy bag. Thanks to Lee for hauling it up for me!
dansmonkeytroubles - 2nd β - 03/Sep/10 with clipskipper

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Graham led to the ledge, then I took over.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Graham Kelshore, Andy Woolston

D Berry - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

Mark D - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Tommy B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/May/10

Scant and polished holds and a feeling of exposure beyond its grade. Perfect end to a day's climbing!
Briwi - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with phil gibb

LRB - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Mike Gray

rock was slippery and couldn't start the final chimney section so cheated with a sling as a foothold
timofy - Lead - 13/Feb/10

thecurlyone - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Mike

At the end of the second pinnacle rib, polished.
stevemcg - Lead - 26/Apr/09 with James

Climbed after Pinnacle Rib Route (Second Pinnacle Rib). Very polished.
James_L88 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Steve McGill

wheelo - Lead - 18/Apr/09 with cas

Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/09

Climbed in mixed conditions at the top of pinacle rib,
lukehunt - 08/Mar/09 with Mike

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

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

End of Classic Rock Pinnacle Rib outing. Fair enough upgrade, it did feel stiff at VDif!
jimorothy - AltLd - 21/Sep/08 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - Lead - Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

vincentvega - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with danny robb

Another James - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Mandy T

the rec - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

FrankW - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

hail storm started during 2nd chimney, hence the slip above the turd littered base
Crewey-Si - 2nd dog - 26/May/07 with Rob

NickST - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Greg Grace

gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 2007 with Steve Cadogan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Phil Williams

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/06

jonathannewth - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Jon G

Rampikino - Lead - 29/Apr/06 with MMC Various

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/06 with Paul Shea

at end of first pinnacle rib
Fatclimber - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Nigel Cook

Simon cook - Jul/02

Alaric - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/01 with Syd F

Gman - Lead O/S - May/01 with Dan

babymoac - Lead - 06/Aug/94 with Ashley

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/89

Backinthegame - Lead O/S - Jul/85

wynaptomos - Solo - Jul/84

andy tetsill - 2nd - Aug/79 with Whitehall Course

Nigel Coe - 05/Mar/78

Bolt Phobia - 12/Jul/72

also 1970 with school party and variously since
uphillnow - Lead - 1965

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