Doctor's Chimney*** S 4a
[In the chimney!!, 4 kb]18m. Climb the crack up the left side of the pillar to reach the impressive chimney system. Tricky moves are then needed to enter the main fissure before following it with pleasure. © ROCKFAX
FA. Fred Pigott 1919

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, Chatsworth to Bamford, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Photo: In the chimney!! © dannyevos

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This climb is in 267 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

markhaworth - Lead β - 05/Oct/14 with Hannah Hughes

Lewis201 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

100 IAD No. 9 - surprisingly awkward.
sparkass - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/14

thruchy chimney in places. Crux from off the pedistal
kiwi boy - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with christine, Chris Hunt

stuart34 - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/14

ben.phillips - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Mike Gallimore

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, far too hot, and midge hell, but what an achievement! We had great fun. Well done Ben and thanks!
MichaelGallimore - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Ben Philips

john. e.r - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with dave

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/14

chinkus303 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14

Alex Hallam - Solo O/S - 19/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

dhavenhand - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 14/Mar/14

Traditional kind of fun.
JohnHutch - 2nd - 14/Mar/14 with Pip, Nik H

Route 2 of the Stanage Winter challenge. Nice route, and no nead for an anchor at the notch- the leader IS the anchor.
Goodstuff - 2nd O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Mike Gallimore

Done as part of the first successful completion of the stanage winter challenge, in a time of 7hrs.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Goodstuff

joemallia - 2nd rpt - 03/Dec/13 with Fidel Sciamanna

Ian seconded this one on a RVCMC trip. Was a pretty tough and awkward crack.
londonoring - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

cjb1992 - 2nd - 27/Sep/13 with Harriet, June

scott.hill - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Mike Soulby, Alisa

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Scott Hill, Alisa

Blisco - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Oliver Cooper

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jun Minohara

knighty - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Lee Cammann

Interesting climb but possibly not 3 star (atleast not the way I climbed it). some fun but not exactly elegant moves (at ome point both me and my partner did a two handed press which resulted in us sitting down ungracefully on the block that we had pushed up to). Gaining the chimney is definately the most interesting part, there seem to be numerous ways to do it, but none of the ones we found were 'elegant'. Also, this route claims quite a lot of skin.
SuperLee1985 - Lead β - 14/Jul/13 with chris knight

DinoGator - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Tom GP

sam26051 - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with AlexFletcher

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

AlexFletcher - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Sam Hinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Becky E - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Julian, Maia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

nagyon szuper, első egyedül felállított anchor :)
Lilla Horvath - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

mrchewy - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

JonathanJones - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Liam

Ricky Layf - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with James

pete_naylor - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Jody

jogh - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Ricky

palmer.jody - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Peter Naylor

AlanPedrick - 2013

jwa - Lead - 03/Nov/12 with Barney Anderson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/12

good route... climbing in 3D, certainly "pleasant"
colinw - Lead - 07/Sep/12 with Graham Wood

Did the right-hand start
Howard J - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Vanessa Jackson

hotfeet - 2nd - 12/Aug/12 with Fraser Campbell, Mark MacDonald

Do like a good chimney, straight forward with plenty of gear, enjoyed.
Blue68 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Fraser Campbell, Alan Mountford

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

tjsx101 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Chris Playfoot

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Clee - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Matt

In the wet. Big block at the beginning moved but reading comments here it's been moving for years. Awfully spooky when it happened though.
max_chan - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Trevor Wilson

franhammond92 - Lead - 13/Jun/12

sam26051 - 2nd - 13/Jun/12 with franhammond92

Fragmod - 2nd - 02/Jun/12

pbuggy91 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/May/12

Hidden - TR - 16/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/12

efrance24234 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/12

Steve Swanborough - TR O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Danny Evans, Rick Clapham

Nice climb nice day nice to be out in the peaks. My thighs are to big for this climb!!!!
dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Rick Clapham

lennym - 2nd β - 01/Apr/12

Lucy_Maddison - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Ash_Johnson

wilkie14c - 2nd - 23/Mar/12 with Dave Clarke

kfowler141 - Lead - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/12

Mr Christian - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with chris p duck

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Helen Odwell

petekeron - Solo O/S - Mar/12 with Solo

PAJames - 2012

JHiley - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

pete1993 - 2nd - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

lithos - Lead - 29/Sep/11 with carmen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/11

saxonzulu - 2nd - 19/Aug/11

phleppy - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with martin_whitton

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/11

jburrows99 - 2nd - 13/Aug/11

With the layback start for saunter
Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rimon Than

benjio - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Gary A S - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Elly

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/11

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

Bit of a struggle at the bottom but not too difficult
jasonC abroad - 2nd - 01/May/11

Hidden - Sent - 25/Apr/11

t8t9t8 - Lead - 17/Apr/11

comical
gaz_jones - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Jack Gilbert

chimneys....
jack89 - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with gaz_jones

Jack Whiteley - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Izzy

alimckay - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/11

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Becky E

Becky E - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Graeme Hammond

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Solo rpt - 23/Mar/11 with Rachel Stater

highfivekrissy - 2nd - Mar/11 with Andy Waring

David Smith - 2011

There was a massive puddle beneath this.
MPSBunny - Lead - 2011 with Ben Llewellyn

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 2011

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/10 with Ian Poxen

raptorheli - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with terryb

nick ferro - 05/Sep/10

Browny - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Annette

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/10

Via the right-hand layback start
Howard J - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Richard Bonheyo

Climbed right side of pillar at start.
Goody - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Suzie Hughes

No way a S, way to easy
oddessy_uk - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

RobynB - 2nd - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Jul/10

frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Ian Holbrook

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Marilyn

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Matt Box

Kate Webster - Lead - Jun/10

Awkward getting out of the narrow bit at the top
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Alex, Mike

abreen - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Joe Barker, Katie Hemus

riven - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Alisdar Breen

khemus - 2nd - 15/May/10 with JoeBarker, Alastair Breen

Hidden - 21/Apr/10

hang_about - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

Ron - Lead - 2010 with Chris

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/09

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Rosa

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/09

walked 1k to reach surgeons saunter, on arrival found the thing to be radioactive green with algae so we did this instead. pleasant enough but hardly three stars
pebbles - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with T, james meredith

jadm2 - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/09 with Peri

theo.mooney - Solo - Jul/09 with Mary Moloney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

andyebbens - Lead - 30/May/09 with Paul

Climbed this yesterday with the Doctor' Saunter start. Was shocked when the top section of the starting block moved about an inch as I was pulling up/back on it! Seemed to stop because it caught on the arete. We considered recent seepage might have played a part. Given that it's a beginner's climb in a popular area and most people would not treat the block with suspicion, figured it was worth posting a note of caution.
orge - 2nd rpt - 10/May/09

jack89 - 2nd O/S - May/09 with Oliver

Oliver Houston - Lead - May/09

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Chris Drinkwater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 18/Mar/09

keith leonard - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/08 with Martin Parmiter

springything - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/08 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/08

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

Headtorch ascent.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 14/Sep/08 with Graham Robinson

tontopink - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/08

boulderholder - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Debbie Birch

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/08

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

Great fun once you get into the chimney!
michael.carlyon - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Sarah Heald

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Annelies

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

MichJ - 07/Jun/08

With layback start of Doctor's saunter.
teflonpete - 2nd β - Jun/08 with Pete A

alisonk - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Alex

btc - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with ian lovatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/08

Daxman - Lead O/S - May/08 with Rick Clapham

Pete Graham - Solo - 13/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

LP - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 04/Nov/07

spbond - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Jen Slowey

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Graham

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Tanya Savage

Tricky moves to get into the chimney. Unfortunatly the rest of the climbing is much easier than the Severe grade implies
jugglingeek - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Adrian

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

jonnie3430 - Solo O/S - Sep/07

doyle12 - 27/Aug/07 with Leon, Dad

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

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/07

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with Jo Bowen

sparkass - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Mike Shorter

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/07

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/07

JohnHutch - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with HC, SC

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 14/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

mshorter - 2007

gibbo38 - Lead - 30/Jul/06 with Robert

Well worth doing, easy enough but with all kinds of gear. Did the VS start layback of Surgeon's, watch for the sliding triangle block at the first stance
just wanna climb - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Robin

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Caroline Davison

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/May/06

tatz45 - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with Katy Vose

awkward to enter with good climbing through out
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/05 with pat et al

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Reds - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Ralph

Nicos - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/05 with solo

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/04 with Pete

Not nice
Simon K - 2nd - 12/Sep/04 with PR

Paul led.
Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/04 with Lisa B, Paul H

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jul/04

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/04 with Keith Hobbs, Lauren Brown

Graham T - Lead O/S - Jun/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/03

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/03 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/03

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 2003

too cold/wet. who's idea was stanage end anyway?
Tobias at Home - Lead dnf - 22/Dec/02 with SteveM

Tobias at Home - 2nd rpt - 22/Dec/02 with SteveM

After Tobs had backed off - really wet
SteveM - Lead - 22/Dec/02 with Tobs

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/May/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 23/Apr/02

Peakology - Lead O/S - 2002 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 2002 with Dom Rich Sarah

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/01

colin milton - Lead - Jun/01 with eric milton and sean cavangh

JohnHutch - Lead - 16/Feb/01 with L

Was Vdiff!
Rock Fairy - Lead - 2000

Mark Adams - 2nd - 21/Jun/98

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/98

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/98

Hidden - 09/Jul/97

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/97

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/96 with David Reading

craig h - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/96

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/96

EddieA - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/95

atom - 2nd - 21/Jun/95 with Sheila Ellison

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 13/May/95 with mark b

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/94

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/92

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/90

NickJH - Solo - Jul/90

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/90

BRUCESTRAC - 1990 with Chris Cracknell,Various

steve prior - Solo - Sep/89

Iain Thow - Solo - 25/Jun/88

Andy Say - Solo - 23/May/87

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/86

Hidden - 1986

mark-abz - TR - 16/Nov/84

John Marsland - Solo - 10/Oct/84

Dave Musgrove - 28/Aug/83

tapley - Solo - 08/Jul/83

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/82

Pete Pozman - TR - Nov/82 with Mike Allen, Garry Rushworth

andy tetsill - Solo - Aug/82

rogerskews - 1976

Nigel Bond - Solo - 11/Oct/75

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1975

johnwright - 2nd - 21/May/72 with P Calem

mikej - Solo - 30/May/70 with Dave Williams, E

Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/65

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/64

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