Rockfax Description
The chimney in the left side of the bay can be climbed inside or outside of the chockstones. The subterranean route is more secure, and tight; the outer one is precarious and probably S 4b. © Rockfax

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James Rigby 13/Oct Solo
Dumpling 08/Oct 2nd O/S

So tight and no hand or footholds. Just using body to wedge and chimney up. Went outside of chockstone S4b. Scary bit cos no footholds. Green too not great climb

with Dylan
ADEightyEight 05/Oct TR O/S
Hidden 05/Oct TR
robblowen 26/Aug Solo O/S

44 of 100

Rosie Henstock 18/Aug Solo O/S
TGreen 18/Aug Solo O/S
atthedropofahat 15/Aug Solo O/S
Ben Bransby 09/Aug Solo
RussLuckhurst 09/Jul 2nd O/S
Tommackie 09/Jul Lead O/S

inside route, very fun, tons of gear (take lots of slings), just easy and fun!

Sam Cooke 26/Jun 2nd

Could have been worse, I guess.

TomOxenham 20/May Lead O/S

Tight squeeze through the gap!

Hidden 18/Apr Solo O/S
hiyaneil 11/Apr Solo
Hidden ??/2017 Solo
TobyA 22/Dec/16 Solo O/S
Nabil 28/Nov/16 2nd β
Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 -
Pete_Mosely 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Outside route

Francois R 24/Sep/16 2nd
with Seema, Pete
Markheighton 25/Aug/16 -
Hidden 21/Aug/16 2nd RP
keitht 03/Aug/16 Solo
mrs milf 27/Jul/16 2nd

Let's go and warm up on some easy routes he said! I looked up and saw John laughing hysterically as I got onto the chockstone and tried to work out how I was getting out of the hole!

with John Cook
P3T3I2 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Inside route.

Caroline Furey 17/Jul/16 Lead
with paddy
Markheighton 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S
leathers 18/Jun/16 2nd
with Dave Turner
Mikethe boar 14/May/16 Solo
FlavioL1989 09/Apr/16 Solo O/S
alex4ajm3 ?/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
with Tom Simons
MrFantastic 23/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Afell ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
pawel suhy 26/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Inside route

with Robin PCC
Hidden 20/Jul/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Mearnser 11/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Michael Bortoluzzi 30/May/15 Solo O/S

Inside route

with Noemie De La Brosse (WCC), Fergus Norrie (WCC)
Hidden 30/May/15 -
FergusNorrie 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Caroline_Schofield 04/May/15 2nd β

Took the outside option, really enjoyed it.

Hidden 03/May/15 Lead
MSchobitz 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
DanOsb 07/Apr/15 Solo
DanOsb 07/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Jeester 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not hard for a HVD. Tricky start though as I couldn't fit inside the crack. Had to abseil down as rope drag through the chock stone was hell, used hat to stop this. Then soloed back up. Loads of good anchor placements. Emma, Sarah and Sam abseiled down. Good route. (Inside route) [Very Windy, Overcast]

with Sam, Sarah, Emma
ray.allwood 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead
StevieLee 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with LA Wray
Ally Smith 14/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
lewisg 13/Sep/14 TR O/S


with Martin, Wayne
splat2million 01/Sep/14 2nd

Ridiculous route...

StaffsAndy 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Simon_87, splat2million
Brighty ?/Sep/14 2nd
gdjcoleman ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Brighty
alaster tonge 23/Aug/14 Solo O/S

in big boots

jetstream 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Went underground..... tight! Cams would have been helpful to protect the lower part of route.

with Oier
charvey 05/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Very good for its type and grade. I inspired a German to take his first solo on it after I was done, he took his time but seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.

tallginge ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with gunny
Andy Hardy 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Doug91 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
meltdown34 19/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo O/S
RCrockford 05/May/14 2nd
with Andy C, Mike A
JB-Rock 05/May/14 Lead
with Kevin
Wevcore 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with James
Jonny Harrison 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Hugh smith and scotty maylead
giuly 30/Mar/14 TR
with Steve, Robin Oliver
DWebs 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
gavster 16/Feb/14 Lead
with ben
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
jshields 16/Nov/13 Solo
Andy Moles 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with Tinker
Siobhan McGowan 21/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
trwolfe13 24/Aug/13 2nd β
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Solo O/S
matt.stevenson 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
SarahP1 01/Jul/13 2nd
with Walter
victim of mathematics 01/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
davewsargent 19/Jun/13 Solo
gsavell 19/May/13 Lead dnf

Again, couldn't fit up inside the chimney, and have up clbing the outside.

with Sarah Knight
dannyevos 05/May/13 -

If I loose another stone it would be great ha ha

with Rick Clapham
Ben Griffiths 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Henry Gibson, King Cheung, Andy Barrow
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo
LesserTrochanter 13/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Inside route. VDiff in the BMC guide, but felt closer to Diff. Wet, freen, and dirty - great fun!

with Carmen
Hidden ??/2013 -
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
dsgarner 13/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Great climb, Very Very windy though!

CristinaB 27/Oct/12 2nd
LesserTrochanter 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
chappers909 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

cool route

with freshers
Phill Mitch 19/Aug/12 Solo
rachelvlc 10/Jun/12 2nd
jeottaway ?/Jun/12 -
wjcdean ?/Jun/12 -

with Jack. cant remember who lead

Murr64 27/May/12 Lead rpt
with Angry Rog
fechtn 24/May/12 Lead

First Chinmey, awesome chockstone crawl

sam26051 24/May/12 2nd
with Nadine Fecht, AlexFletcher
AlexFletcher 24/May/12 2nd
with Nadine Fecht, Sam Hinson
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo β
Jimbo C 05/May/12 Solo O/S

Was very glad to stumble upon this little gem. Brilliant squeezing between the chockstones. Climbed it up and down at least 5 times.

with Chris
buxtoncoffeelover 04/May/12 Solo
AndyPagett 17/Mar/12 Lead
with Adam Mitchell
kez1 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with jack hockenhull, conor forshaw
deacondeacon ??/2012 Solo
mattpage9 06/Nov/11 2nd
Boran 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Josh_West 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
erica 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Fun route!

with John
John Brayshaw 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Erica
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 15/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
SteveM 14/Jul/11 Solo
Nick1812P 20/May/11 Solo O/S
joscott 13/May/11 Solo
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead dog
PeteH 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
j.hubbard 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
coombsy 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Swed
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dan_o_b ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/11 2nd
TheKing ?/Feb/11 Lead

quite a struggle dispite low grade

SteveHi 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Ashley Clark
chris smith ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Emma Painter ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
ccraigg22 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S

climbed out around the obstacle

Deezel65 04/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/10 Solo O/S
al123 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jay C 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sam W
samwillo 11/Jul/10 2nd
with Jay
Hidden 03/Jul/10 -
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
MichJ 05/Jun/10 -
Hidden 18/May/10 Solo O/S
katshooter 16/May/10 Lead
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo rpt
Singleton_Alex 15/May/10 Lead O/S

dont need any gear cant fall anyway, too tight!

liz23 15/May/10 TR
edd rab 14/May/10 Solo rpt
Ugly Kid Jo 07/May/10 2nd


with Skinny
Hidden 07/May/10 2nd
JdotP 24/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Tom HS, Tom Barraclough
Denatone 18/Apr/10 TR

Too fat for the subterrenean option so had to take the outside route. first climb at stanage and loved it.

monkey1 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
devonjester 19/Mar/10 2nd O/S
lenn1346 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Colin L
sgl0jd 13/Mar/10 2nd
Andrew Sandercock 02/Mar/10 Solo O/S
RM199 ??/2010 Solo O/S
tallan9 ??/2010 -
jubolo 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

went under the boulder, thought it was a right laugh!

with alex
Brown 22/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Adam Potter 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
edd rab 15/Sep/09 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 14/Sep/09 Solo O/S

outside the chimney. very slick

with Soloed
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
greggyboy 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S

A real squeeze

with Martin Heaton
MarkCunnington 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Lillywhite
Oceanic 15/Aug/09 -
JCookie 08/Aug/09 2nd

Yuk yukkety yuk. Thrutchy slippy chimney. JM didn't fancy the claustrophobic inner route so I had to second the more precarious external route. Won't be repeating that one!

with Jason McCLuskey
howlingbaboon 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 12/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Harphead 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Spicerman
Hidden 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
valentinesbabe 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 03/Jun/09 Solo
andyako321 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Good second with no problems ... bit tricky topping out though

with Stubs
carl_123 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
raptorheli 01/Jun/09 2nd
alwyn101 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with Anita
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
koopa ??/2009 -
SteveM 17/Oct/08 Solo
Frank Blakeley 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Jean
jimorothy 10/Oct/08 Lead

I wanted to climb this as soon as I saw it because I am a sucker for a good chimney. Really good - deserves a star in my book.Climbed outside.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 17/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead
davidwright 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Sam
petemeads 12/Sep/08 Solo
craig d 30/Aug/08 Solo
fizzy_elephant 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
whiting.jp 24/May/08 Solo O/S

Rather entertaining :)

Hidden 04/May/08 Lead O/S
sopaz 30/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Bristoldave 09/Mar/08 Solo O/S
cem 09/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
jdgaventa 25/Aug/07 Solo
Somerset swede basher 29/Jun/07 Solo O/S
charlie barnes 25/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with dan
Phil Latham ?/May/07 TR
oliverthomp 26/Apr/07 TR O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S
chrisclimber_1986 02/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with William Kelsall
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
adam carless ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
JdotP ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Mike Johnston
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Nicos 26/Sep/05 Solo O/S
with solo
victim of mathematics 10/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Jaime
Hidden 02/Jul/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Hidden 24/Oct/04 2nd
cpoad 31/Jul/04 Lead O/S

Went under the block rather than outside it

with Marc B
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Outdoorfun37 30/Jun/03 2nd
mark4344 03/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with harvey dinnage
Mark Stevenson 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 01/Sep/02 Solo
A Crook 19/Jun/02 Solo O/S
with Pat Boothman
Hedley 19/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Bill
Martin Bennett 29/Jul/00 -
with Tim
martroberts 20/May/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Adi Hooper ??/2000 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/May/99 Solo
PenJD 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Stuart North
Hidden 04/Aug/98 2nd
roncaves 26/Aug/97 -
Hidden 11/Aug/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/96 Solo
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
The Reaper 12/Oct/94 Solo O/S
jag63 13/Sep/93 2nd O/S

S 15m SP LP. Weather good

Hidden 29/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Scott McRae ?/May/92 2nd O/S
babymoac 14/Apr/91 Solo
duncan ?/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Andy Say 27/Aug/87 Solo
Iain Thow 13/Jun/87 Solo

Via outside route HS 4b. Soloed inside route 8/4/95, VD.

Tim Bateman 07/Oct/84 2nd
Hidden ??/1984 TR
andy tetsill ?/Sep/82 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Hidden 01/Mar/81 Solo
Nigel Bond 22/Jul/80 Solo
Rob Davies 23/Feb/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
Chris Ellis 26/May/75 Lead
with Dave Ellis
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 18/May/67 Solo
with Chris Bridge
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