Rockfax Description
The deep chimney is an ancient classic, slick and awkward until the chockstone is passed. Protection is good throughout and the upper section is much easier. © Rockfax

FA. Fred Piggott et al early 1920s 1922

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Chimney Tour, Stanage Popular Greens.

Sam O'Rourke 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Dan Cade
buxtoncoffeelover 05/Oct/17 2nd

Green & polished at the same time, but nice in an old-fashioned way

with Vicar
Hidden 05/Oct/17 Lead
timreynolds 22/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Ben Stainfield
robblowen 26/Aug/17 Solo O/S

56 of 100

Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd
Simon Caldwell 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Not sure why I haven't climbed this before, it's a fine route

with Carmen
Dominic Burke 22/Jul/17 2nd
Mark Richardson 22/Jul/17 Lead
tonto169 01/Jul/17 Lead
heslop_ben 31/May/17 Lead
Paul Baxter 07/May/17 Lead O/S
dewiturton 09/Apr/17 Solo
Tommo0930 25/Mar/17 2nd
with Iain, Ben
iWoody5025 25/Mar/17 2nd O/S
iainsmccrea 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Alex Hyde 07/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Got into my head that it was a vdiff so did it for a warm up, was very green, rushed a bit and slipped on green stuff, but landed on jammed boulder before gear.... dont bother climbing this route

with Joe
Hidden ??/2017 Solo
Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 -
MrFantastic 25/Oct/16 Solo O/S
loonylovegood93 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
daveclarke5 18/Sep/16 2nd
with jlury
jlury 18/Sep/16 Lead
with Stephen Clarke , dave clarke
Markheighton 25/Aug/16 -
Hidden 16/Aug/16 Lead
Nick205228 ?/Aug/16 -
SenzuBean 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Led it in the rain while slimy green after a few hours of rain... that's the way to climb it (?). Some very hairy moves (feet slipped despite my best efforts to wipe off slime and dry some key footholds, and almost fell off actually were it not for a bomber hand jam) and then I was able to begin chimneying proper and really enjoy it. Despite (because of?) all the green slime - we both had a cracking good time!

with Tim
gaz3212 19/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Steve Vincent 16/May/16 2nd
Nick1812P 19/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
rob wmc 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Rebecca
John Brayshaw 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 23/Aug/15 2nd
with John
EBailey 06/Aug/15 Solo O/S
augustus trout 02/Aug/15 2nd
MaccMark 02/Aug/15 Lead
joem 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Betty, Linge
ian d f 10/Jul/15 Solo O/S
BlueTotem 30/Jun/15 Lead dog


Rapsling 30/Jun/15 Lead dog

Roped soloed, in two pitches. Gear hanging in first pitch. Used tag bag. First pitch made considerable use of gear hanging. Belay station just a little above the chockstone. Easy enough to build a bomb-proof bi-directional anchor then rap down and clean the first pitch. Reclimbing roped solo style with top-rope seemed considerably easier. The second pitch is hardly worth being on belay for - I'd have been comfortable free soloing over the top. Overall, an excellent and exciting chimney route, not the easiest one in the world to find footholds for while faffing with the gear, but that's more than made up for by some excellent hand/fist jams. Two stars.

Richard Byrom 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Reuben Symons
Flavio 05/Apr/15 Solo O/S
terri.lea-hunter ?/Dec/14 2nd
liverpooldave 31/Aug/14 Lead β


charvey 05/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Ridiculously polished.

Hidden 11/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Rhi Rhi 19/May/14 2nd O/S

Good lead from mish! First stanage severe for her!'

Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
ralphio 04/May/14 2nd

More polished than my mum's coffee table.

with Martin
gazfellows 04/May/14 Lead

Finished on this after climbing back over from Wuthering!

with Nic
afearn91 ?/May/14 Lead O/S
D.botts87 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Johnny W
londonoring 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Iain. A bit scary as was very green and slick

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
jwhereat 16/Nov/13 2nd
Andy Moles 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
the power 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with deacon
leeds_belle 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Very polished.

EDB4YLI55 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
gsavell 19/May/13 Lead

Green but great fun!

with Sarah Knight
mikej 07/May/13 Lead
with Rick Naylor
valentinesbabe 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Can't believe I haven't done this before now. Nice climb that belies it's green appearance. Has the usual slippy Stanage severe start.

Jackwd 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Good fun, green but not worse off for it. Do this route!

with Alex Poyzer, Kev Titheradge, Angela Paul
Tithe Technique 17/Feb/13 TR O/S
andork123 17/Feb/13 TR O/S
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
jamesgr87 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Night climb

Griff1990 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Backed off from Connelly's Variation

Bernie Wylde 24/Jun/12 Lead
with sp
Steve J P 24/Jun/12 2nd
with BW
Jonathan Hall 10/Jun/12 Solo
dannygiblin ?/Jun/12 -
hillm001 01/Apr/12 -
albt 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
rurp 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S

nasty green slippery thing best left for posterity

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 04/Sep/11 2nd
with Caesar
SuperstarDJ 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

The bottom half is excellent, some nice moves with bomber gear than can be comfortably placed. The top half was a doddle, a bit too much so. The left hand finished looked a fair bit harder than the grade suggested and a bit gearless so I gave it a miss.

with Tony Hussain
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Lead
Johnny B Diggerman 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Tricky and green slime slippery start, easier after the chockstone for sure. Great climb and lead.

with Dan O
Hidden 11/Jul/11 Lead
Dave Mason 06/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead
DigitalSteak 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
superturbo 22/Apr/11 2nd
MissMuddypenny 20/Apr/11 2nd
MJAS82 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ggflett 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Carl Norman
Jake Young 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jarvis
liverpooldave 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
samuel.stevens 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Cwallace 14/Mar/11 2nd
Scott Anderson ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
mattfarr 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Liam, Paul
ElvisLeg 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Lee Harris
Big Lee 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Didn't enjoy this much and made very hard work of the lower half of the climb.

becster 03/Jul/10 2nd

seconded mark up wuthering until the hard bit! (then untied and finished on this)

Keendan 02/May/10 2nd O/S
migs493 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
wazir.safeer 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Alkis
Alkis 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Saf
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Andrew Sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd
davidwright 04/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Kate
liverpooldave 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 14/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Houston
sasasa 12/Jul/09 TR
jimorothy 26/Jun/09 2nd
with Scott Barnett
jimorothy 26/Jun/09 TR

Done again for Connelly's variation finish

with Scott Barnett
Graeme Hammond 12/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd
KarlH 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Gemma
Zygoticgema 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with KarlH
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 17/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
TomWebber 15/Mar/09 2nd
SteveHi 16/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Dove
Hidden ??/2009 2nd β
Hidden ??/2009 -
andi taxi 31/Dec/08 Lead

brill climb..loved it loads..!!! real classic.

with charly fell, laughterton
charley 31/Dec/08 2nd O/S

Nice climb, should have 2 stars.. One to lead next time...

with Andy
Brown 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Retroman3 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Dan
DanT 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
SteveM 17/Oct/08 Solo
zard 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
thehugehead 11/Oct/08 Lead
with zard
petemeads 09/Oct/08 Solo
Col Kingshott 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 18/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Sarah Rixham
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead
Kenny Larsen 04/Jun/08 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Bradbury 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with John Kearns (Dyno)
vvanhinsbergh 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Swinn
Hidden ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
peter myers ??/2008 Lead
with Alex May
Hidden 12/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/07 2nd
Cake 30/Oct/07 Lead
with Matt
cheekyboy ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Rob Frost
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Phil Baxter
phill bentham 01/Sep/07 Lead
SKippy5 29/Jul/07 2nd
LankyPaddy 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/May/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
RM199 ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Dax H 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Bruce
davidwright 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd
loose85 25/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/06 2nd
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
mark4344 28/Sep/05 2nd
with Matt Payne
Hidden 22/Sep/05 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 10/May/05 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
David Robinson ?/May/05 Lead
Darrell Read 19/Feb/05 2nd
tommcdonna 10/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Jonno Cox
Budge 10/Jun/04 2nd O/S
rob wmc 14/Feb/04 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
Mark Stevenson 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Ben Bransby 13/Mar/02 -
rlrs ??/2002 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 -
Dave Toseland ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
sixties 16/Jul/00 Lead
with hrd
skygodley 08/Jul/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
ajc 17/May/98 Lead O/S
Roget 23/Mar/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/90 Solo
charlesmfrench ??/1990 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 08/Oct/89 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
Gambit 21/Sep/88 Lead O/S
with Adam and Phil
Iain Thow 07/May/88 Lead
with Jacqui Butcher
Hidden ??/1988 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/87 Lead
John Marsland 11/May/85 2nd
with Dave Cousins
Tom V ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 12/May/82 Solo
Rob Davies 27/Sep/80 Solo
duncan ?/Nov/79 Solo
Richard Weller 29/Oct/79 Lead
with Richard White
Neil McA 07/Oct/79 Lead O/S
Adderbury Climber 13/Aug/79 2nd O/S
with Smudge Smith
Nigel Bond 05/Oct/75 Lead
with Pete and Ron
Chris Ellis 15/Jun/75 2nd
with Dave Ellis
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
Rog Wilko ?/Dec/70 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1970 -
Gordon Stainforth 23/Nov/69 2nd
with Chris Heald, Tim James, Mike Danford, Tony Roper
mikej 01/Dec/68 Lead
with E
Martin Bennett 06/May/67 -
with Stu
mikej 12/Jun/66 Lead
with Ted Markham
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