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Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Classic Chimney - England and Wales.

Nathanhelstrip18 07/May Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb. Hard with rucksacks on, but with plenty of pro.

with Jordan carter
Hidden 07/May 2nd
nathanhesslewood 07/May Lead O/S
spitfire23bc 07/May 2nd

Hard work with a rucksack, but great fun! Part 4/4 of a Langdale linkup. Long slog down off the summit, then a welcome dinner in the pub.

91dave 07/May Lead

Great moves on this; I don't normally enjoy chimneys quite this much.. Part 4 of a Langdale linkup.

with Dan Williams, Lina Arthur
tom0french 07/May 2nd O/S

Part of link-up and wild camp trip with big boots and big packs.

PeteMc 07/May Lead O/S

Moving together in big boots

Derek.cttn 06/May 2nd
mcglenr25 21/Mar Solo O/S
JenShelley 31/Jan AltLd

In the rain/sleet, with soft snow all over the place, and a stream running down much of the chimney. In big boots, slippy, slimy and fun! Appropriate end to the climbing on a super mountain day starting on Middlefell Buttress and then Crescent Climb as well.

with Tom
Ric2ragas ??/2016 -
xusa 27/Oct/15 2nd O/S

A very traditional end to a Langdale enchainment. A little wet and still a struggle. I pulled on gear

Elastic Jones 27/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Spanny
PanzerHanzler 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Only a diff but the hardest thing I've led all year. Any Diff leader doing this may be in for surprise especially if it is wringing wet in all of it's muddy slimefest esoteric glory. A nice struggle and a good way to end the day, enjoyed in that perverse way.

with Richard S
domhowell 23/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

lead the top pitches. Danny lead the chimney = very slimy and wet

with Danny
Hidden 23/Aug/15 AltLd
thrutch 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Wesley Orvis 16/May/15 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 14/May/15 Solo
lithos 18/Oct/14 2nd

good lead by mark, nice stream coming down the chimney, fun in big boots

with dave w, mark brown
Hidden 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
joermann 08/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Tarquin 16/Aug/14 -

tough in big boots the rain - a real thrutch.

with Louise
Louvet 16/Aug/14 -
with Tarquin
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead
Ruth Allan 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S

A slimy chimney in the wet - emotional with walking boots on.

gingerking ?/Jul/14 Solo
razzorbuzz 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon.O, Andy Elliot
doyle12 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Dom, Andy E
paulh.0776 29/May/14 2nd
with PC
petegunn 18/May/14 AltLd
with Davina
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 05/May/14 Lead O/S

In bendy walking boots seemed tough for a diff

with David Brown
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/14 2nd O/S
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
JamieSparkes 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead main pitch. More scared sheep at the top made for an uncomfortable stance to try not to scare them any further!

freemanTom 29/Sep/13 Lead

Great fun. Felt worthy of the addition of Very to the grade.

with Tries, Mike CMC, Amy Till
mjackson 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 -
gfpowell 14/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/13 2nd
Daniels735 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Waters
Wesley Orvis 26/May/13 Lead

nice route grade 3 after the chimney.

6aPunter ??/2013 -
A Mountain Journey ??/2013 -

Very wet, having already ascended Crescent climb in a downpour! I got stuck in the chimney, then managed to down climb so Neil could show us how slimy chimneys are climbed. A good value day out

with Neil
Ian Hinkins 14/Nov/12 AltLd
with Steve Shaw
Stephen Shaw 14/Nov/12 2nd
with Ian
ayuplass 27/Oct/12 2nd
with peter, cath
Peter Metcalfe 27/Oct/12 Lead
baldy.matt 27/Oct/12 -
with Shaw
Hidden 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S
lukimotaka 18/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Josh
KevinJ 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd. Chimney was a bit on the damp side, but still a classic thrutch!

with Nige H
gw3285 23/Jun/12 AltLd
stratandrew 23/Jun/12 2nd

In big boots during heavy rain. There was a waterfall coming down it. Very very difficult. Solid lead from Colin. Perversely one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done...

with Colin Maddison
bullybones 26/May/12 Solo
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
mikespooner ?/May/12 Lead
with Lucy Emery
Steve Lenartowicz 15/Apr/12 Lead
with Clare
mattprince 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Brimelow
djking1983 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
tomhull 04/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with George Lonsdale, Liam Lonsdale
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead β
Gav Parker 29/Jul/11 AltLd
Dave Wearing 29/Jul/11 AltLd
with Gavin Parker
cheeky 07/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

In mountain boots, chimney pitch was wet and very slippery, really had to fight my way to the top! A good finish to a proper mountain adventure to occupy a wet day!!

with Dan
jcooper8 27/May/11 2nd
Mackinclimb 27/May/11 Lead
Andysomething 04/May/11 2nd O/S

PMcG led, arete variation, bold.

with Bruce Perry, Peter McGarry
tomhull 02/May/11 Lead rpt
with Ellie Leighfield, phil vickers
oldmanpete 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Highly entertaining!

edmund94 20/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo
jamespilgrim 16/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

First couple of pitches good, chimeny surprisingly pleasant!

fivestar 16/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
nigelw 14/Aug/10 AltLd
with Antony Dean
pclark 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with jimhall
jimhall 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Paddy
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Amy Kilpin 26/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mattking_109 ?/Jun/10 AltLd
mattrm 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Wet, thrutchy and awesome! Probably my favourite route ever. Really tired by the end of this. Would make an excellent winter route. Proper old school chimney, really happy to have done one.

with Jules Vine
Robin Head 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Katie
mikespooner 02/May/10 2nd
katiep 02/May/10 2nd O/S

Very polished

Lawrence Eccles 02/May/10 Solo O/S
with A. Crook
ritid 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
ilona torstensson 01/May/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
sparra 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mark B
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd
davidwright 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
KeithW 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Greasy & polished, way harder than the grade.

with Burj Langdana
Shaw Brown 14/Jun/09 Solo
twoplates ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Adam Milward
Hidden 22/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
jonwright ??/2009 Lead O/S
with peter
Elastic Jones 05/Nov/08 Lead
with Colin Clamp
Hidden 06/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jayme 01/Oct/08 2nd O/S
tobydunford 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 31/Jul/08 2nd β
munki1971 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dorian Roberts
sgl 13/Jun/08 Solo O/S
tomhull ?/May/08 Lead
with may davies
Hidden 04/Nov/07 AltLd
Ste Ridd 27/Oct/07 AltLd

Boots, Pack on a damp day. Tricky chimney & traverse out.

Hidden 26/Oct/07 -
igneouscarl 02/Oct/07 2nd
Dinger 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Keenb 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Bex_M 03/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
goingupintheworld ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Rob H, Matt H
Carly 16/Jul/07 Lead
with seb
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Dave Wearing 30/Jun/07 2nd
with Rocket.
Rob Rocket 30/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Almost perfect conditions!!

with Dave Wearing
Peter Metcalfe 11/Jun/07 Solo

A "traditional climb of great character" taken at full speed while fighting off the midgies. Pleasant swim across the tarn afterwards.

with Langdale Scramblers
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Gybebunny 09/Jun/07 Lead

I hate chimneys

with Helen Hooper
mortimea 02/Jun/07 Lead
with Matt Fisher
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Different Steve 28/May/07 Lead O/S
with Marika Ley
RM199 ??/2007 -
simon kimber ??/2007 Solo
themightyblues 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Paul led the chimney (made harder by having packs on our backs), then went up final 2 pitches of Cook's Tour with me leading.

with Paul Derrick
Bokonon 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Nice particularly if the chimney is taken direct, some guides suggest not including the second section on the chimney - do it it's a great bit of chimney. Very good value at Diff.

with Dave
smiler 29/Jul/06 AltLd
with Bokonon
DerwentDiluted ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/06 Lead
muzz44 ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 25/Jan/06 AltLd

Done in big boots expecting wet conditions. However it was warm and dry!

with cliff brown
nakedave ??/2006 -
edmitchell ?/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
with kai ren
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
Pete Graham ??/2005 Solo
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
Ian Roberts ??/2004 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Dave Ed ?/Aug/03 -

Did it with walking boots and a lot of seepage. Quite a nightmare, Tried to rescue a Hardwick Ewe near the top; bad idea

with Tim Edward
Hidden 07/Jun/03 2nd O/S
le_grimpeur 18/Apr/03 AltLd
with Dad
DGY 18/Apr/03 AltLd
Elastic Jones 25/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Richard Crane
Dan 85 ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Alexander
Paul-Michael 14/Apr/02 Lead O/S

Persistant drizzel, big boots.

with Mark McCaffrey
crossdressingrodney 10/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 10/Apr/02 2nd
Mark Collins 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Peter Svenson
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
BenTiffin ?/Jul/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/99 -
Jamie B ?/Feb/99 Lead

In wet slimy conditions; possibly the hardest thing I've ever lead.

with Chris Bradley
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 30/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Geoff
Elastic Jones 28/Oct/95 AltLd O/S
with Bob Lott
EddieA 26/Jul/95 Solo β

As descent route

with Simon W
EddieA 13/May/95 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Hidden 30/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/1993 Lead dnf

First pitch only. It was dripping wet, and everyone else refused to follow! So I abbed off the tree.

Hidden ??/1993 -
telemark ??/1992 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
Hammy 28/May/91 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
Andy Say 18/Feb/88 Solo
Rog Wilko ??/1988 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove 23/Mar/86 Solo
Bob 29/Jun/82 Solo
charlesmfrench 13/Apr/81 AltLd O/S


Hidden 18/May/80 Solo
Martin Bennett 28/Aug/65 -
with Geoff Cross
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/65 -
with CJE
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/65 -
with SGW, CJE
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