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Porthgwarra Chimney S 4a

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[yet another chimney , 3 kb]The crack and chimney line on the right of the high, sloping ledge is a challenging but worthwhile pitch. Start on the high sloping ledge below the line. Good low nut on the left for a belay. 32m. Climb up and right into the line and move up to below where the the crack widens and becomes rounded. Make some awkward moves to get started on the rounded section of the chimney before things ease towards the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: yet another chimney © mike hooper
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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

jhb0510 - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/14 with Mike Weare

timreynolds - Lead - 04/May/14 with Simon

This seemed high in the grade but that was probably because the rock was a bit crumbly
DaveGoesClimbing - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

arandall - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/13

Easy lead, didn't need much gear. Good warm up.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 22/Nov/13 with joe c

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

Definitely easier than severe, diff or easy vdiff really - zero chimneying skills required. It's not runout either if you look around and like climbing up a staircase in the chimney. Not sure about the star either, but an okay route nonetheless.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Billy

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

Will Gordon - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Geoff Burton

andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Hamish

Hamish777 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Andrea

perranman - 19/May/13

jhb0510 - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Dave Webster

Chimney is a bit bold for severe but its great climbing.
Dilwat - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/13 with Tom M

as Rowland Edwards book 'Cornish Rock' says "they don't teach you this on climbing walls" it requires a range of unique moves to climb this route .Great fun ,if a bit painful as i had to jamb my hands against the side to stop a slip turning into a fall
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Dilwat

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

rockpool - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with wendy mathews

Ashley Hold - 06/Apr/13 with Tim Chamberlain

Hidden - 2013

jarodbishop - AltLd - 08/Sep/12

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Kev Brown

nickdonohue - Lead - Aug/12 with Peter Hart

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Peter Reynolds - 2nd - Jun/12 with charlotte simmons

A pretty tricky second half into the chimney and getting off the route.
RockaJo - 2nd β - 08/Apr/12 with Rich Morgan

tiffanykate12 - 2nd - 06/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 08/Oct/11 with Sarah Flint, Rob Horler

mikeydee135 - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Goater, Fletch

mike hooper - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with paul queen

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11

fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11 with paul horabin

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Rob Horler

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt

Bad route sketch in new rockfax!! Shows start up VS which has nearly no gear. Start to right, NOT up VS!! Pretty awkward for 4a but plenty of runners.
Batt - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Rachael S, Rachel B

Self belay on prussuk'd ab rope
royal - TR O/S - 31/Jul/10

Out climbing with the Jones' (we did start a little to the left and traversed a little into the chimney if we are going to be fussy about routes)
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Sally Jones, Nancy Jones, Peter Jones

dpe - 2nd - 03/Aug/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09

Dizz - 2nd - 24/May/09

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

Alaric - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Neil

A chance to test my bridging skills... or lack of them.
Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/06 with SurferStan

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/06 with Dilwat

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/01

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/97 with Debbie Wilkinson

auld al - AltLd O/S - Apr/96

RichardMc - AltLd - 29/Mar/86 with Steve Gould

Nigel Bond - Solo - 02/Sep/81

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 06/Jun/71

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
benlawlor85, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 54 (5.6%)
Lead24 of 54 (44.4%)
Followed19 of 54 (35.2%)
Toproped1 of 54 (1.9%)
Alt Leads4 of 54 (7.4%)
Unknown3 of 54 (5.6%)

'Climbed'21 of 54 (38.9%)
clean O/S29 of 54 (53.7%)
clean β1 of 54 (1.9%)
clean rpt3 of 54 (5.6%)