Long Chimney*** HVD
[Andrew On Long Chimney First Lead in 8 years, 3 kb]18m. The narrow rift is a well-scoured and impressive. The exposed outside exit is best and may be worth an extra star. © ROCKFAX
Also known as 'Great Chimney'. The very prominent chimney down left from Great Western. Good protection, poished. Exit out left at the top for maximum value.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Photo: Andrew On Long Chimney First Lead in 8 years © andrew300169
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Follow the polish and wedge in the crack how can you fall?!
AndyRogers - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/14

LanceSolf - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/14 with Will Roberts

Mickdenali - Solo - 07/Jul/14

Very fun despite the bird poo.
Emily93Mobley - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/14 with James

Covered in poo, just how I like them...
Dan Geh - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Izzy

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Nov/13

Don't wear your best soft shell as it will get covered in pigeon shit and green crap!
K Mckay - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Tom Fleming

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13

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

DinoGator - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Sam Cavendish, Neil Lawrence

vix - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/13 with Ian Dawson

K Farrell - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Andy Parsons

Anne Gumbley - Lead - 12/Jun/13 with Mark Fairbank

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13

Hollywood - 2nd - 11/Jun/13 with Ahogg16

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/13

ERH - May/13

Green and pooy, but still great fun! Disturbed pigeons scared me to death half way up.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Sasha Taylor, Seb

David_Gledson - Solo rpt - 15/Nov/12

coulson84 - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/12 with Simon Weeds

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Freshers

an...experience
chappers909 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with freshers

tobyk - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Stew

stewart100 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Toby Knights

Tom Folley - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with George Dunton

georgedunton - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with tom folley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

Followed Marissa up this green bird shit stained route. No real hand holds really just wedged myself in and slid up using my back, very graceful. Enjoyed the airy top out, had to climb without a helmet as you wouldn't fit through gap at top otherwise.
jennifers87 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Marissa Earnshaw

Not a massive fan of gritstone chimneys. Probably climbed the chimney too high because it was awkward to come into the "exposed outside exit" described in Rockfax. My head kept getting stuck so I had to ditch my helmet before topping out. Great last move.
leeds_belle - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Jen Shaftoe

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with D. Gledson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 28/Aug/12 with loundsy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/12

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/12

not what i'd call climbing, hated it. maybe i'm missimg the point.
LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with steve kirman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/12

stephen Rowley - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Marc Colbeck

Liked the slightly bold move out at the top. Don't know how "in" the chimney the real route goes.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Cameron McLoughlin

cameronmcloughlin - 2nd - 31/Jul/12 with Khalid Qasrawi

lilliyan - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Ewan

nick ferro - 26/Jul/12 with Sonam Norbu

banck and foot? Followed Mark.
rich.wy - TR O/S - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

Wish I'd been leading it, really nice climb, amazing exposed juggy finish
mattwilk - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Mark

petegunn - 2nd - 12/Jul/12 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12

budchawla - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Alexander Orlov

Green and covered in shit. Underwhelming. Outside finish feels bold for the grade.
Bertbee - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/12

kitch22 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Rob Bell

How did I manage to find the one wet climb in such a heat wave. Did the RH exit
vix - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Liam, Chuck

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 20/May/12 with Steve Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

Green and covered in Pigeon Sh*t
bengeldeard - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

First lead in three years. Very green!
johnkevan - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/12 with Julie Hayes

nakedave - Lead - 18/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Witsend3 - Lead - 2012

Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Crazy Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11

jonnie3430 - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with Jonny

Tight squeeze for inside finish. Must try outside next time.
johnjb - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11 with MarkFairbank

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11

Pigeon attack, bird poo, green, not nice. Good climb though!
RuthC - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

Pete Scott - 2nd - 09/Jun/11 with Nick Loader

David Kay - 2nd - 07/Jun/11 with Jamie Sparks

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11 with David Kirsfelds

Not much between this and Parsons!
fast eddie - 2nd O/S - Jun/11

Tenko - Jun/11

munch88 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with dan sutcliffe, rob

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Hannah Hunt

succa89 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with munch88

Great traditional route. Did the outside finish. (Climbed after backing off the start of Parson's Chimney.)
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Claire Tunaley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11

Spence22 - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/11

ruairidhwad - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Calum Wadsworth

nich0las - Lead O/S - 2011 with Ewan P

rumtramp - Lead - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10

Green and full of bird cack! Geoff was in his element! ha ha. It was actually a LOT better than i`d expected,proper "old school" back and footing.old clothes essential!
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Geoff Nichols

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/10

excellent, classic of the genre, did the outside exit
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Becky E

Green, and entertaining. Good value.
Becky E - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Graeme Hammond

yuck
simon kimber - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/10

wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Dave Clarke

rtatham - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/May/10

Horrible! Very green and covered in bird poo. I'd rather check it out in winter.
AntieJ - 2nd O/S - 19/May/10 with Laura McCarthy

povrs50 - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

pratty25 - 2010

Peter Holder - Lead - 2010 with Dad

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Myself!

Outside finish is dramatic at VD. Love that it used to be a dif. Smelt pretty bad, covered in poo but loved it.
jimorothy - Lead - 01/Sep/09 with Rachel Crolla

Started as leader but backed off and then followed Andy up as second. Stiff for an HVD
David Wynne - 2nd - 27/Aug/09 with Andy Blakely

Kirk - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Skenders

Dave Marshall - TR RP - 03/Aug/09

David_Gledson - Lead - 27/Jul/09 with Mike Quinn

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09

hoyle118 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Kieran

PaulHermes - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Paul VCCC

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/09

lots of pidgeon poo but good route.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Dave C (Lmc)

Great route. Stepped out left near the top, brilliantly exposed on jugs. Sandra went caving on the right.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Sandra + Andy

Hidden - Solo - Jun/09

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Paul

MeMeMe - 2nd - 21/May/09 with Andy

robman - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with stu

So windy up the chimney it blew me up there!
manwithacam - Lead - 22/Mar/09 with Megan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/09

Tarquin - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Teappleby - Lead - 2009 with max

Richard P Coates - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Mac, ianjfsutcliffe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

kickaha4 - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08

Tough unless greasy chimneys are your thing
jonny taylor - 2nd - 17/Aug/08 with Chris S

apparently an almscliff classic, it was certainly memorable when dripping wet and covered in slimy pigeon droppings. "I'm pooped" has never been meant more literally.
pebbles - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/08 with dave e

johniebriggs - Lead - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/08

Walking boots.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Sally Joseph

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08

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

Fun!
buzzjen - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08

MeMeMe - Lead rpt - 06/May/08 with Bob

First climb back which was interesting! green and slimey with addded bird poo. It rained as well just to add water to the mixture. Hopefully this wont reflect my uture climbing
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/08

compsci - TR O/S - 09/Feb/08

JdotP - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Bjarte Grytli Seim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/08

John-Luke Casey - Lead - 24/Nov/07

A nice route in practice but totally covered in bird poo!!! Didnt do the outside finish and although id like to, i dont ever wanna do the rest of the route again!
williap - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with MJ

Watch out for all the bird poo if going for an inside finish! ;-)
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07

duzinga - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Ems

Marc Murphy - Aug/07

Absolute belter!! did outside finish. sandy had bit off episode at top which was a little scary but alls well that ends well!
Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Sandy

Rampikino - Lead - 09/Jun/07 with Cat

KitCat - 2nd - 09/Jun/07 with Mat

Ben.hopkinson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/07

Thomas L - TR O/S - 26/May/07 with Gary Sheppard

Outside finish
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 15/May/07 with Richard

Will Smith - 2nd rpt - 15/May/07 with Richard Storrie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/07

in approach shoes - nice!
Xav - 2nd O/S - 02/May/07 with paul t

outside finish, worth every one of its three stars...
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - May/07 with Stuart Berry

Aussie Mick - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Simon Perry

Simon Perry - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Mick Ellerton

Will Smith - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/07 with Jonny

JonBrett - 27/Mar/07 with Will Smith

deanj - Mar/07

nick ferro - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 02/Nov/06

Loved it, but didn't do the outside finish. Good excuse to come and do it again. Watch out for bird poo.
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Simon and Carmen

Inside finish
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 14/Oct/06 with Carmen and Will

I hate god damn chimneys, three stars my arse!
Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Esther

Outdoorfun37 - Lead - 21/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/06

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/06

Dax H - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Marcus Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/06

"I wouldn't have climbed it if I'd have known it was a severe" said Clog...
Mutl3y - 2nd - 02/Jul/06 with Clog

Clog - Lead - 02/Jul/06 with Mutl3y

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/06

alicia - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Christine, Helen

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Kate Halladay and Mike Green

mje1398 - Lead - 04/May/06 with John M

Neal Butterworth - Lead O/S - 02/May/06 with Matt Rees

Cletus the rock climbing cowboy - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/06 with Rob

franny - 2nd - 2006

half way up seconding this Hugh's phone rang. He answered it as he was suitably wedged and sold his house ! (Fell through though later) Did it again on 16.04.2008. That time, Hugh's lovely rescue Greyhound Misty chased a rabbit over the edge of the little ancient quarry on the other side of the crag and suffered a fatal broken neck.
wahniel - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/05 with Hugh Squire

Outside finish
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/05 with Carmen

Birdie - 2nd - Sep/05 with Daz

Peter Smith - Lead - 24/Jul/05

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/05 with Andy Asaam & Nick Thompson

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/05

Have to do the outside finish.
rock ape - Lead O/S - 2005 with Becca D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Brown - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/03

Phil West - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/03 with Shaun Walby

Stone Muppet - 2003

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/02 with Stuart (CMC)

babymoac - 2nd - 29/Jun/02 with Grunt

Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Dec/01

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/00 with John Kennedy

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2000

Bug - Lead O/S - 1999 with Robert

Hidden - 2nd - 1999

brew_guru - Lead - Nov/98

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Apr/98

jfmchivall - 1998

Charlie Staincliffe - 2nd - May/97

Christopher Jones - 2nd - 1997

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/96 with Mark Gill

Andy S - Lead O/S - Jul/96

tlr - Solo - 20/Jun/96 with Pete D

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/95

rurp - Lead O/S - 1995

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/94 with Dan Morgan

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 28/May/91

craig h - Solo - 27/May/90

craig h - Lead - 27/May/90 with Siobhan

Richard White - 1990

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

lithos - Lead - 1988 with all sorts

Hidden - 08/Jun/86

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/85 with Dave Palmer

Pete Ford - Lead - May/84

Hidden - 1984

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/82

99bolivar - Lead - 1980

jhardwick - 2nd β - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/79

mikej - 2nd - 18/Oct/78 with Mike Byles

GeoffG - Lead - 25/Mar/77

Hidden - 2nd - 1968

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 13/Feb/66

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