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Rectory Chimneys** VD

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A classic of the Llanberis Pass, one of the best routes at the VDiff grade. Start 25m right of the fallen block at a narrow chimney with a flake leaning across it at half height. 1) 18m. Ascend the chimney making good use of the flake. Follow a groove up a steep wall. 2) 20m. Climb the short, steep wall on the left, then follow the short crack to mantel into a niche. Step left and enter the crack above from behind. Follow this to a stance 5m above. 3) 12m. Climb into the corner above and traverse left along the ledge to a chimney. Climb the chimney to a ledge and good belay. 4) 20m. Easy, broken ground leads to a large grassy rake. 5) 40m. Follow the grassy rake rightwards to reach a large jumble of rocks; The Vestry. 6) 25m. Traverse to the chimney 6m to the right. Climb easily up this. © ROCKFAX
A strenuous and testing climb for its grade.
M W Guiness,W Mcnaught, H R C Carr 27/Aug/1925

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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/14

Bryn_F - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Eurun

Moved together. Think we were off-route in the upper sections.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Lawrence Dudley, Julian Prieto

Moved together in boots.
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Lawrence Dudley, Alan Blanchflower

Pitch 1,3+5
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Piers Newton

lead 2,4,6
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Olly Roberts

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

nicknicely - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with louis, Jon

Boots, rain. traumatic.
rbharries - AltLd dog - 2014 with Danger olly

6 pitch, lead the odds. Brilliant day finished off with a descent over Crib Goch!
Louis Miller - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Ian shaw, Vicky Foxwell

Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Dave W

4th pitch chest sized rock came loose. Not massively fun. 1st multi-pitch for me.
ColPerkins - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Rob A L

Mark led as we moved together over first 4 pitches. Did a direct finish at about VS.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Mark Boden, Tom Boyle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Lead 2,4,6 pitch. Big mountain day.
Amber Chaloner - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Jane Woulds

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13

Didn't quite stick to route, did a fun little Severish finish
BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with James

Pretty certain we stumbled in and out of other climbs, but was a great route!
JamesLloyd - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13

drsdave - AltLd - 2013 with paul hyland

Led all pitches. Hard for the grade! Finished in the dark and wandered up to summit of Snowdon by moonlight. Excellent.
Neil D - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Owen Rees, Beth Hodgett

Betha. - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Owen, Neil D

My second ever lead. Led pitch 2 but bottled on the final move and brought up A to finish the pitch. We did pitches 4 and 5 via a mixture of scrambling and moving together.
BethanWhite - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Aaron O'Leary

Hidden - Solo - May/11

Bex_M - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Duncan Dunbar, Claire Ellwood

B ran pitches 2 and 3 together, so got loads of grief fro stealing my climbing!
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Brian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/10

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Gerard Thornley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Ben Griffiths - Lead - 26/Jul/08

A testing climb for its grade. Enjoyable but with a tricky descent. Sure it's more than a V Diff. Ended with the Vestry Variant.
Clogwyn y Gwin - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/08 with J P & G W

andy jennings - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Momber

Epic all day off route mountain adventure
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - May/08 with Claire Williams, Abi Greves

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Lee Bonner

Gman - Solo - Aug/07

Mutl3y - Lead - 10/Jul/07 with Clog

fifth - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/95

mikej - AltLd - 29/Sep/79 with Brian Norris, Geoff Williams

Hidden - 1978

granitbahn - AltLd - 1969

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 45 (6.7%)
Lead7 of 45 (15.6%)
Followed5 of 45 (11.1%)
Alt Leads28 of 45 (62.2%)
Unknown2 of 45 (4.4%)

'Climbed'20 of 45 (44.4%)
clean O/S24 of 45 (53.3%)
dogged1 of 45 (2.2%)