Climbs the pleasant walls and slabs immediately R. of Rake End Chimney via an imposing corner crack.

Ticklists: Great VS Climbs in the Lake District, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Select VS Climbs in the Lake District, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Pero 03/Oct AltLd
Rickrick 19/Sep -
Tdavy01 19/Sep AltLd
sheelba 10/Sep AltLd
joe.91 06/Sep AltLd O/S
LJC 31/Aug Lead O/S


DavidR 08/Aug Lead O/S

I stringed the first two pitches together so that Hol could lead the Rib Variation pitch. Felt like an onsight, as I don't remember any of the moves from 3 years ago!

Natalie feather ?/Aug AltLd
Henry Swandale 30/Jul 2nd O/S

Very fun multi pitch climb! Finished with Rib Pitch.

Malcolm Bass 30/Jul Lead O/S

Finished via Rib Pitch. Good day.

mussonlr 19/Jun 2nd
Dave Bentley, Josh Smith
smithjmw46 19/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2&3

DaveBentley 19/Jun AltLd

I led pitch 1, nice climbing with a few awkward moves. Josh and Lee both exclaimed at the difficulty of it being 'only'4b seconding up. Josh led pitches 2 and 3 after a bit of a rope faff at the first belay. Awkward lay back move to get up and over on the second pitch, but once you had the moves it was really nice, good climbing afterwards. Pitch 3 felt good, nice way to finish the day.

Shaw Brown 16/Jun Lead
Nigel Coe 11/Jun AltLd
Pete Kelly
Ian Stirrups 08/Jun AltLd O/S
abbeywall 19/Apr AltLd O/S

Led p2

Mike, K
Mike-W-99 18/Apr AltLd O/S

Last pitch.

rob.grafton 09/Apr AltLd
Chris Wright
Hidden 09/Apr AltLd
Martyn Nicholson ??/2015 -
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
Chrismoore94 20/Nov/14 AltLd
Chris Ensoll
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 10/Sep/14 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Petarghh 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Led all pitches.

Chrismoore94 25/Aug/14 AltLd
Sam Moore
Calum Wadsworth 07/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Calum Irvine
Joris.Roulleau 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 3 pitches. I led 2nd pitch.

mksmith35 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led 3rd pitch.

Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead
Freshprintce 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
ned_85 18/May/14 AltLd
erbridger 18/May/14 AltLd
Sam_Marsland 16/May/14 Lead O/S
Tom Howitt
dkd 04/May/14 Lead O/S
andysroom 03/May/14 2nd O/S
davidgent 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Andy Parsons
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Ran p1 and p2 together, very nice end to the day.

Neil Passmore
chris smith 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Awesome route. A bit tricky getting out of overhanging corner, felt more like 5a lay back move.

david cowley
David Cowley 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Only lead pitch 3

Heggie 12/Oct/13 AltLd
Donald Slater
fall-line 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 and 3

scott quinn 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

not a bad way up

Tom.Priestley 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 & P3. Was very wet.

Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
martrin 28/Sep/13 Lead
Sarah Kekus
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
JanBella 10/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Rob Rocket 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Neil Porter
Hidden 08/Aug/13 AltLd
Dervey 08/Aug/13 -
Richard Alderton 08/Aug/13 2nd

Finished up the chimney!

Liam, Smith
Peter Metcalfe 21/Jul/13 AltLd

Cath led P2

mtempest 14/Jul/13 AltLd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Led P2.

tomdude 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

another great one

mike beddington
BigTone 06/Jul/13 Lead

Yawn. 1 move at the start of pitch 2. Lead P1 and P3.

jasoncash 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Gramps24 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lead Pitch 2 O/S, 2nd Pitch 1&3 O/S

andycash 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jason cash
catrin289 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1.

Matt King
mattking_109 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 3. Struggled for a while with the crux move at the start of pitch 2, until I realised that laybacking was the way to go

jpd80 ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Nigel Bond 20/Jun/13 AltLd
Richard Toon
Conan 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Well protected throughout including the normal top pitch

MarkRoe 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 2, and the HVS variation Pitch.

DelorieC13 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mathew Breakell, Mark Roe
keithlambley 09/Jun/13 Lead
Pete H
jcooper8 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
foostu4 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
carl_123 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd
MartF 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

With Stubbs. Epic trying to get off stance for P2 resulting in running out of energy.

GPN 01/Jun/13 AltLd
ben8522 ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 3. Good climbing, but fairly bold.

JanBella 02/May/13 AltLd O/S

did 2 pitches then up hvs finish. such a good route !!

Lee Sheard 02/May/13 AltLd rpt
Lessworkmoreclimbing 02/May/13 AltLd β

Led pitch 2. The rib pitch ( variation to pitch 3) looks great!

Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
woodsy 27/Oct/12 AltLd
BTphonehome 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
oliverk 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
jezb1 11/Aug/12 AltLd

I did P2 which has a stiff start. Tim then lead the Rib Pitch.

Hidden 11/Aug/12 -
Tom Cox 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd
John Holden 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Dave Ferguson
dannygiblin ?/Jul/12 Lead
hamishjoe 20/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
DavidR 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Me - pitches 1 and 3. Hol - pitch 2.

myoung 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2+3

Andy Watson
Em66 26/May/12 AltLd
Andy Harper, Mat
The Ivanator 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led p2. Hard but well protected crux corner (by in situ hex).

Rich God 3 06/May/12 AltLd
Pete Graham ?/May/12 Solo
Luke Porter
Stephen Shaw 29/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
nickcj 29/Mar/12 AltLd
Johnny Baker ??/2012 -
Tim Noble
Ian Hinkins ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
gingermike1 ??/2012 AltLd
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Ross.Cooper 12/Nov/11 Lead dnf

Took 3 big falls at crux corner due to wet slippery rock, first attempt at VS lead

Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd
stemill 03/Jul/11 AltLd

Felt like I was going to pass out on the walk up to Pavey, ended up leading second and third pitches.

Hidden 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Calder 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd ?/Jul/11 -
carlh 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Strike day!

Ken Taylor 28/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Phillipa Reader
Adam Booth 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing. Wet crux. Ran first two pitches togather and did HVS variation at the top - well worth it.

gowla 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
adam booth
Adam1973 11/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
Lee Sheard 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Little B 11/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
scorky345 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Tim Oates, Owen Pearce
tim20 04/Jun/11 AltLd
ekaterina sigida 28/Apr/11 AltLd

Ok first pitch, small crimps and technical, my pitch was a bit scary - had a big flake, slight overhange where i placed 2 cams. lay back of the crack to a slab to an awquward move to a ledge and quite run out at this point where i put a sling on a small spike - created a bit of drag. then more of a technical slab. was in the shade late on in the day.

Adam Hughes
Hidden 28/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
mr rob 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Bob 24/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
Alex Challoner
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
JdotP 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Krzysztof Gorgolewski, Bike Bore
Hidden 22/Apr/11 AltLd
Neil Pacey 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Classic VS, one of the best in the lakes...

Tanya Savage 17/Apr/11 2nd

Loved the second pitch! Wobbled a bit on first. third better protected than expected.

Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd rpt
tmawer 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Just 1st pitch as wet and short of much of my gear.

MazElden 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S
cjc2001 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Crux very thrilling

joe_lancs 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

p2 (4c)

tomhull 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S

not 3 stars, maybe 1

matt harris
Hidden 04/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
becster 25/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 10/Oct/10 AltLd dnf
alisonk 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S


J1PEF 04/Sep/10 AltLd
Spence22 19/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 -
dan-8990 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
tim newton 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
greenroom 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

some exciting times

Shuttsie 05/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
KevB 26/May/10 AltLd dog
Tony P
Conan 23/May/10 2nd rpt
Chris Michalak
Adam1973 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 22/May/10 2nd
simon blythe
Peter Metcalfe 24/Apr/10 AltLd

FRCC prospective members meet

Ian Steen
markfairbank 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Mick D, Carl Rouse
stoat 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch, MF 2nd, CR 3rd

Carl R, markfairbank
Adi Hooper 15/Apr/10 AltLd

Led 1st pitch. Then did the 5a Rib Pitch variation.

Ian Hinkins
troutbeck 10/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
ST3V10 ??/2010 -
andy gittins ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Craig Geddes 25/Aug/09 Lead

Not impressed by the guidebook description - usefull holds on left my foot! Layback the blasted thing.

Ellie Ames, Admiral
Martin Davies 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S

OK climb, not worth 3 stars imo.

Keith Wilson
Little B 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
davidwright 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Trobbo 12/Jun/09 AltLd
steve wrigley/alan blackburn
Roger Cruse 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
Gustav 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led p2

Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Ben Harper 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
MDowson 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3 ( Rib Pitch hvs 5a)

cat22 21/Mar/09 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
flatnose ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
ST3V10 ??/2009 Lead
martrin 26/Sep/08 Lead
Mike Greene
Hidden 24/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/Sep/08 AltLd
dannyboy83 ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Conan 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 2 together. Nice well protected crux. Finished on Rib pitch

Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
IanJackson 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S

One move wonder? Great but short lived!

daveclarke5 15/Jun/08 AltLd

tried the rib pitch finish, but not sure which way to go.

Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
Guy Wilson 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/May/08 2nd
garburn 06/May/08 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch - beautiful setting and very nice climbing

gidmord 06/May/08 AltLd O/S

First trad multipitch. Led first pitch.

Simon Holden (LCandCC) 05/May/08 AltLd O/S

Pete did the 5a aree finish

Pete Nugent
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
penrithblencathra 22/Apr/08 AltLd
swmackey ?/Apr/08 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
bob3141 20/Oct/07 AltLd

Lead 1st and 3rd Pitch with HVS variation finish. Found crux on 3rd pitch quite hard.

James, Rob Head
Hidden 09/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Theeni 31/Aug/07 Lead
Matt Kemp
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead
steev 29/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
net 10/Jun/07 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 10/Jun/07 AltLd
Chriswallis2 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
khawk 15/Apr/07 AltLd
simon kimber ??/2007 AltLd O/S
plain kitten ??/2007 Lead
reg_measures 14/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
claire salter
Zoomer 23/Aug/06 AltLd

Still damp from rain, but still a very good route. Carried in gear whilst running MLT.

Paul Chiddle
sam@work 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

great route , good gear , good location

Dan 85 16/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
colin milton 14/Jun/06 AltLd

lead p2

Hidden 05/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Neil Ireson 04/Sep/05 2nd
Richard Weller 21/Aug/05 AltLd
Richard White
Hidden 17/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Dave Latimer 16/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/05 AltLd
Boxy ?/May/05 Lead O/S
smollett ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
John Kettle ??/2005 AltLd
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Shaw Brown 13/Jun/04 AltLd
David Jones
Hidden 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 -
MaNimal 15/Jul/03 Lead
Jo Larty & Clare Cook
biggianthead 29/Jun/03 -
Hidden 25/Jun/03 Lead
Adi Hooper ?/Jun/03 AltLd
Stockmarket Steve
Hidden 20/Mar/03 AltLd
Pete Graham ??/2003 2nd
Rick Graham
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ??/2003 Lead O/S

No idea if the date is right

Richard Bower
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/02 -
Hidden 11/May/02 AltLd O/S
malc 23/Sep/01 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/May/00 AltLd
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden 05/Sep/99 AltLd
FrankW 03/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/99 Lead
steve prior ?/Sep/98 AltLd
Andy C
mikej 30/Aug/98 AltLd
Nick Salmon
stokienomad 10/May/98 AltLd
icescrew ?/Sep/97 Lead
Jill Aldersley
rob.grafton 20/Aug/97 AltLd
Bruce Perry
five ?/May/97 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1997 AltLd
Hidden ??/1997 2nd
agagsgrot ?/Aug/96 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/95 Lead
Debbie Wilkinson
Dave Westby ??/1995 Lead
Phil Caley
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1995 -
Hidden 17/Jul/94 AltLd
WB ?/Jun/94 Lead O/S
Hammy 05/Sep/93 AltLd
Alastair Boston
Narked4fun ??/1993 -
John Marsland 26/Jun/92 AltLd
John Connearn
Hidden ?/May/92 AltLd O/S
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
Andy Say 18/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1988 Solo
Rob Kennard ??/1987 -
Hidden 12/Aug/85 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/84 2nd
Bob 26/Apr/84 Solo
Hidden 08/Jun/82 Lead
Hidden 31/May/82 AltLd O/S
Hammy 29/May/82 AltLd
Mark Lowe
Lord of Starkness ?/May/82 Lead
Stu Ely
Bruce Kerr 09/Apr/80 AltLd
Dave Page
babymoac 20/Oct/79 -
uphillnow ??/1979 Lead
Hidden ??/1979 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/78 Lead
Mark Kemball ?/Jun/76 AltLd
Mark Pearce
Hidden ??/1976 -
Hidden 18/Oct/75 2nd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/75 AltLd
Gordon Tinnings
D Tempest ?/Jun/75 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Sep/72 Lead dnf

Fell from the open book corner about 30 feet hitting the slab below. My second had let go of the rope so he wouldn't burn his hands, but fortunately the rope jammed in the crack!

Dave Musgrove 09/Jun/68 AltLd
Bob Knapton
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 61
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 61
Votes cast 60
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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Flashed (β)
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