Knight's Climb D
[Tim balancing on what remains of the Knight's Pinnacle., 5 kb]52m, 3 pitches. On Acid Rock,a classic climb that follows the chimneys that divide the Main Face and Freaky Wall. 1.20m's The Rowan Chimney.On the right of The Main Face is a large chimney climb this to a cave with a large chockstone then traverse right to the remains of an old ash tree,gain the ledge above then scramble to a good block belay below the next chimney. 2.12m's. The Raven Chimney. Struggle up the chimney behind the belay,good chockstone runners then pull out into the groove above (beware loose rock on the right) tree belays above. 3. 20m's. The Knight's Pinnacle (remains of) Climb onto the pinnacle and step across the gap with difficulty,possilbly Hard Severe (this could be avoided to the right) and continue to the top.Tree belays.
W Keith Marples, R Bates. 1931

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Photo: Tim balancing on what remains of the Knight's Pinnacle. © deepstar
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This climb is in 92 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

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

vicky_cairns - 2nd - 30/Nov/14 with Ross Woodruffe

dont take a bag
flannery - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Oct/14

matt_read - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14

Erm, an experience! Good move at the start of the final pitch. I say Alt Leads but I conned Dave into leading both the chimneys and I got the glory move at the top. No way is that move Diff anymore.
Bobling - AltLd - 25/Oct/14 with David Smith

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 25/Oct/14 with Rob Horler

Led P1
leland stamper - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/14 with Andy Sparrow, Deepstar

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/14

with both daughters in tow. A good adventure.
Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/14

Ridiculously easy climbing but enjoyable and worth it for the views at the top. Take some beers to enjoy at the top, leave the rope at home
ojr88 - 2nd - Apr/14 with Jay Locke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

bradholmes - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14

Lead with two seconds.
purpledistorsion - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14

soloed first pitch
tc7118 - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/14

erkdaly12 - TR O/S - 24/Nov/13

Alex - P1 & 3 Me - P2
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Pleb

Pleb - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with 2PointO

felixizzy - Lead rpt - 2013 with Mike

Not feeling 100% still found it pleasant. Not very challenging. First multi-pitch experience.
TomGudgeon - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Kirsty Pegg, Matt Williams

kirky_p - Lead - 07/Oct/12

The first ascent of the season? A sodden first pitch then got jammed in the chimney (stick to the outside and don't wear a rucksack!) and a mini fall when a foot slipped on the wet stuff. All worth it for the view on exiting the chimney. Not the most inspiring climbing but the location and view made it a fab route
lazzaw - AltLd dog - 06/Oct/12 with Jason Wilber, Andrew Porter

Topping out into the sunshine after a lot of grimy chimney action... perfect! Led p3.
ape1980 - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Jason, lazzaw

morpcat - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Led 1st & 3rd
wildrover220 - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Ali Dixon

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/12 with Sam Ferguson

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/12 with Marti Hallett

Lead all 3 pitches. First ever multi-pitch lead. Awsume route any climber of all ability's should enjoy this one, what an adventure and a great day out. Thanks goes to Edd for the master class of gear placement and setting up belays and positive motivation......also to the vegue guide action 'climb and you'll see the belay, it's just up there'! Epic day out, very nice top out. Will repeat again.
matt_read - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Edd Southwood

a lot of fun this one, not hard by any stretch but a very pleasant outing for an hour or so and pretty top out
Jughead - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Andy Macrae

Oliver Hopper - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Oct/11

rg1976 - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with squicky

squicky - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with rg1976

Matt250 - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/11

wurzelinzummerset - AltLd - Oct/11 with Bruce

VS variant. short-lived and scrappy.
TerryLines - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

VS option, lead P1 good climbing. P2 presents a vegetated finale!
superdiamondgeezer - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with peter

Led P2. The whole climb was like the sort of scramble I'd have done without protection as a kid. Great view from the top though.
Dave Ing - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Nick H, Pete

ElvisLeg - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/10 with Ed Southwood

Clambered up muddy gullys to reach bottom of this climb... have been thinking about this climb or a long time... but the weather and time got the better of us - so only tackled pitch 1... then abbed back down to the start of the route...
richardadventurecafe - Lead - 21/Nov/10 with Chris Wilson

Led the last pitch of 3. Haven't really done any trad so was amazing. First time i have been tio the top of the gorge and first multi pitch i have done at the gorge. Foregot about the out of season rule until after when we saw the sign. Whoops. Sorry. left the south side and went straight to the North side for the rest of the day. Lucky it was first thing.
nugski - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with sash

Hidden - 2nd β - 11/Jun/10

JJSegarty - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Marc Cotten

scrapy climb with lots of loose rock and dirt
dan ely - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with jim and jesse

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 17/Dec/09

What an amazing climb! I wanted to do this 20 years ago, but have never got round to it. Wow! Awesome! This is what climbing is all about.Climbed 'Jill' to get to start of route.
bazzag - Lead - 12/Dec/09 with reece

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Nov/09

Lee.M - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/09 with Sash

andysroom - Lead O/S - Nov/09

Have climbed this route several times before. Top of pitch 2 is a bit loose & nasty with poor protection. Very nice climb
SC - Lead - 10/Oct/09

Really enjoyable - the step across from the top of the pinnacle not that bad -even for a shortie like me.
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Ross Purcivel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

minus273degrees - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with timboroo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09

stevehaskew - 2nd - 08/Mar/09 with Graham Widgery

GWidgery - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/09 with Steve Haskew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08

chockstone - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Nick Hawkins

nick hawkins - 2nd - 2008 with tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Nick Eaton

James Moyle - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/07 with D. Murphy

Years and years ago
mrtom - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

beardy mike - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Led in three pitches. Pitch one was quite vegetated with a selection of fairly crap protection, pitch two was more entertaining, bomber protection, and a very small chimney that managed to entrap me halfway up, much to the amusement of Steve. Pitch three was nice, good pro again, but the bold stride was more of a leap if done from the very top of Knight's Pinnacle, so I downclimbed into the gap and stepped across at full stretch, onto the wrong part of the slab, and made some hasty 4a moves back onto the correct line. The paths from the top of Knight's Climb back down to the road seem to have gone, so either abseil back down, or take the morons route (guess which we chose) back along the well defined footpath to the top of the gorge, and walk back down to your car. Felt more like vd/hvd at points.
freelancer_85 - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/06 with Steve W

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Dec/06

Led 2nd pitch
Hewey - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Sally

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/06

A scrambling climb bit fun never the less, not ideal on a wet day as overgrown in places.
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Dave Simpson

django - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Steve Corner

Sean Bell - AltLd - Jul/05 with rob, matt

The best Diff in England.
Paz - Lead - 2002 with SB

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Susanne Svendsen

Stone Muppet - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/99

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/98 with MB

colin milton - AltLd - 09/Oct/94 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 1994

Hidden - 1993

ericinbristol - AltLd O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/81

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - Mar/77 with Richard Hackett

Bolt Phobia - 24/Feb/74

Hidden - Lead - 1974

alpboy57 - Nov/72 with Si Pryce

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