Rockfax Description
10m. The narrow rift in the main angle is a well-protected struggle and the leftward exit is a pig; the best advice is to try staying high. Often green early in the season or after rain, in which case it is worthy of a manky HS 4c. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Enigmatic Affection: The Dark Art of Chimneying.

mattx1123 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Lesson: never let George pick a route, especially when she doesn't understand the definition of the terms "traditional" and "thrutching". Now she knows... Exit was indeed a pig.

with Georgina bough
Hidden 10/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 10/May/17 Lead
petecallaghan 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
a_m154 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

First ever chimney! Needed some cajoling to get up it...thought I was stuck at one point! Super fun

Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
sophie wilson ??/2017 Lead
LukeWS 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Elkington
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd dog
rob.swifty 27/Jul/16 2nd

Very enjoyable chimney. A struggle to get over/round the capping boulder

with Emma Gerrard, Dan Curtis
Rob Gillespie 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 31/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Jenny
Hidden 31/Jul/15 Lead O/S 16/Jul/15 2nd
P Rogers 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Leftwards exit. A thoroughly battering experience,

with Sue
SenzuBean 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

First tight chimney - managed to make all my gear look well worn - didn't find much gear before the "ledge" on the left so had to make sure I was squeezed in snug. :)

with Mitchell
Hidden 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Flavio 27/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May/15 Lead
lilymulv 12/May/15 2nd β
ChristyCole 22/Feb/15 Lead O/S

in snow and trainers

WhipperSnapper ?/Nov/14 Lead

green and slick with water, needed a helping arm from the top

nwakeman 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Hounsell, Sarah Laight
sarahlaight 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Kirsty Hounsell, Norman Wakeman
Jordanh031 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
TomGB 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

no idea where this gets a star. Didn't fit in the chimney for most of it so a real thrash upwards

bryce.dorin ?/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Ryan
Hidden 10/Aug/14 2nd dog
robman 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Jenni Lees 11/Jun/14 TR
with Lee Dean, Mark Dean
Lukem6 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with sam d, Jenny Monkey
Hidden 20/Mar/14 2nd β
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead dnf
David Robinson 22/May/13 Lead

major squash

Kyrros 12/May/13 2nd
irishguyinlondon 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
MichaelGallimore 17/Feb/13 Lead β

Wet and slimy top, felt more like VS today! Wait until summer.

with Becci dubidu, Andy Hawkins
hels bels 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
gillywillyhoo 14/May/12 Lead

Very tight! I was pretty much stuck at one point, never again.

Morwood 14/May/12 2nd
scotty h 28/Apr/12 Lead dnf

I couldn't fit, even after taking off my helmet, coat, and rearranging my rack.

with Suzie
Peakpdr 25/Mar/12 -
mike.rigby 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hyperopic 13/Mar/12 Lead dnf
with Sarah
MichaelGallimore ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Fun! well protected. Great introduction to chimney climbing.

with MikeR
Will Caesar ??/2012 2nd O/S

Not to be done in gale force winds. Balancy exit!

cimentarius 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
LJC 24/Oct/11 Solo
swoollock 18/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/11 Lead
chisanga 25/Jul/11 TR O/S

Horrible thrutchy chimney, with some interesting moves

with Sas, Graham
xannaxlx ?/Jul/11 2nd dog

with Max Starck-Stevens
Spanner 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy
lukebowman551 23/Mar/11 Lead dnf
with Craig Shelley
lukebowman551 23/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Craig Shelley
Craig Shelley 23/Mar/11 Lead β
Hidden ??/2011 -
jshields 09/Oct/10 Lead

Traditional struggle, very entertaining.

with Liam Weaver, Ed James
Double Knee Bar 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Disgusting, awkward and traditional.

with Iain
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Charles
Hidden 17/Jul/10 2nd
bobbarnes00 03/Jul/10 2nd

Bloody awkward at times!

with James Budzynski
squidgebob 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S


with jamie
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Shorty83 30/Jun/10 Lead
with Giles
tim123487 16/Jun/10 Lead
shafiq lalloo 07/May/10 Lead O/S

Very Satisfying at the crux, cozy crack!!!

with Ben Ritchie
dpmUK 20/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Gashworth 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

This is harder than it looks!

Bedford 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Jasmine Lucas
Hidden 18/Mar/10 Lead
Lawrence Bird 14/Mar/10 Lead dog
with Josh Smith
Hidden 10/Feb/10 Lead
ml_si ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Wil.Hooke 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Horrifically green and slippery. Finished with an whale over the top.

with Amie
ianslade ?/Oct/09 2nd

Tricky pull around the top block

with Emrys Cook
si_green99 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

urgghh.. horrible. removed most of the skin off my knees and elbows. seemed like there was a long run out on the gear around the middle but all good fun in the end!

with Mike Redding
jepotherepo ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Helen
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Sarah Applegate 21/Jun/09 2nd
will randall ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S

big squeeze though crack v.nasty desperate finish but with good gear.

with sarah
dji26 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mattshort 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ellypryce 07/Mar/09 2nd

More like a HS with all the green. Yuk.

with matttshort
sleavesley 23/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Green - cold and snowing! Top exit is a real pig has it was very green and slippy

Hidden ?/Jan/09 2nd
keith leonard ??/2009 -
superturbo 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 29/Jun/08 Lead
with Gary Colville
HIGHTOWER 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Thynne
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
roscoe6 08/May/08 Lead
superturbo 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
superturbo 04/Apr/08 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Paul_southgate68 ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with chris(grinner)williams
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
James Moyle 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Great fun, much better than it looks - didn't really get the leftward exit. Pretty much went straight up until the last move.

with D. Murphy
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/07 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/07 TR
tristangale 12/May/07 Lead O/S
with Alasdair
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham ??/2007 2nd

Oz Baker led this, I struggled up on second, a humbling experience given the grade!

Hidden 30/Nov/06 2nd
LennyJ1 ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 13/May/06 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
howlingbaboon ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
John Lisle ??/2006 -
John Eley ??/2005 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2005 -
Chesh ?/May/04 Lead

Never again!

with Lawrence
Hidden 12/Jul/03 2nd O/S
Hedley 03/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Emily
philhilo ??/2000 -
Hidden 23/May/99 Lead O/S
Duncan Bourne 17/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with D Hanson
Roget 04/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 -
mikej 08/Jul/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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