10m.

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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

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Enigmatic Affection: The Dark Art of Chimneying

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hoseyb 20 Feb, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Ahh, well, Its my favourite chimney see. Definitely a severe, bags of gear in small cracks all the way up. BUT its very condition dependant. Can you justify HS for the 50% of the time the top exit is slimed up?
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βeta: Ahh, well, Its my favourite chimney see. Definitely a severe, bags of gear in small cracks all the way up. BUT its very condition dependant. Can you justify HS for the 50% of the time the top exit is slimed up?
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ChristyCole 8 Aug 2nd rpt
with Ned
with Ned
Ned 8 Aug Lead
Antithesis 30 Jul Lead O/S
with Tom Abbott
with Tom Abbott
jontydlh 1 Jul Lead O/S Experience of climbing less useful than experience of breaststroke
Experience of climbing less useful than experience of breaststroke
althesin 29 Jun Lead O/S
with jmchich
with jmchich
jmchich 29 Jun 2nd β
AndyPandy55 1 Jun Lead O/S
Jesus josh 12 May Lead O/S
Pinocchio 4 May Lead O/S
with KazDaz
with KazDaz
norris.dan 19 Apr 2nd O/S Omg.
with glilje
Omg.
with glilje
glilje 19 Apr Lead O/S The struggle is real. Super enjoyable though!
The struggle is real. Super enjoyable though!
thegreenspecs 10 Apr Lead dog
with Molly
with Molly
Hugo Heagren 2 Mar 2nd β
with Oliver Long, Tarquin
with Oliver Long, Tarquin
ofl_23 2 Mar 2nd O/S
with Hugo Heagen, robelky
with Hugo Heagen, robelky
kevinkaraca 20 Feb Lead O/S
DanSharkey 24 Nov, 2018 Lead dnf Not ashamed to admit that I lacked spirit from the start. Only started on it to get "one more in" before going home. Got to the bit where you have to go higher and then probably descend into a sodden cave and gave in. Was even damper than in looked from the ground, it was about to go dark, my second wasn't looking enthused by the prospect of following it. Maybe one for the summer?
Not ashamed to admit that I lacked spirit from the start. Only started on it to get "one more in" before going home. Got to the bit where you have to go higher and then probably descend into a sodden cave and gave in. Was even damper than in looked from the ground, it was about to go dark, my second wasn't looking enthused by the prospect of following it. Maybe one for the summer?
sassan 3 Nov, 2018 Lead β Didn't finish the final move, goddam! I'll be back come summer for a rematch
Didn't finish the final move, goddam! I'll be back come summer for a rematch
Hidden 3 Nov, 2018 2nd
Twinter82 31 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Adam Jasko
with Adam Jasko
valentinesbabe 22 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Awkward is the understatement of the year. And if you’re not thin then stay out of the chimney as it’s very easy to get wedged in ????????????
with Andy Schwartz
Awkward is the understatement of the year. And if you’re not thin then stay out of the chimney as it’s very easy to get wedged in ????????????
with Andy Schwartz
A.Catchpole 21 Jul, 2018 Lead
PanzerHanzler 21 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Adam Catchpole
with Adam Catchpole
Mike Turner 21 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Adam Catchpole
with Adam Catchpole
kieraneason 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
JdotP 22 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Freewheel Byrning, Boy Racer
with Freewheel Byrning, Boy Racer
mrphilipoldham 6 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S What a struggle! Great lead Vicky!
with Victoria Jewitt
What a struggle! Great lead Vicky!
with Victoria Jewitt
mattx1123 26 Jun, 2017 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
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, 2017 Lead
Hidden 10 May, 2017 Lead
petecallaghan 29 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
a_m154 29 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S First ever chimney! Needed some cajoling to get up it...thought I was stuck at one point! Super fun
First ever chimney! Needed some cajoling to get up it...thought I was stuck at one point! Super fun
Antross__ 29 Apr, 2017 2nd
with a_m154
with a_m154
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
sophie wilson ??, 2017 Lead
LukeWS 19 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
with Rob Elkington
with Rob Elkington
Hidden 7 Aug, 2016 2nd dog
rob.swifty 27 Jul, 2016 2nd Very enjoyable chimney. A struggle to get over/round the capping boulder
with Emma Gerrard, Daniel Curtis
Very enjoyable chimney. A struggle to get over/round the capping boulder
with Emma Gerrard, Daniel Curtis
jonathandavey ??, 2016 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie 3 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Jul, 2015 2nd rpt
JendeHoxar 31 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
s.rogers 16 Jul, 2015 2nd
P Rogers 16 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Leftwards exit. A thoroughly battering experience,
Leftwards exit. A thoroughly battering experience,
SenzuBean 11 Jul, 2015 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
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, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Flavio 27 May, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 May, 2015 Lead
lilymulv 12 May, 2015 2nd β
ChristyCole 22 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S in snow and trainers
with dkilner
in snow and trainers
with dkilner
WhipperSnapper ?Nov, 2014 Lead green and slick with water, needed a helping arm from the top
green and slick with water, needed a helping arm from the top
nwakeman 5 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Hounsell, Sarah Laight
with Kirsty Hounsell, Sarah Laight
sarahlaight 5 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
with Kirsty Hounsell, nwakeman
with Kirsty Hounsell, nwakeman
Jordanh031 7 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
TomGB 6 Sep, 2014 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
with beeney
no idea where this gets a star. Didn't fit in the chimney for most of it so a real thrash upwards
with beeney
bryce.dorin ?Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ryan
with Ryan
Hidden 10 Aug, 2014 2nd dog
robman 26 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Jenni Lees 11 Jun, 2014 TR
with Lee Dean, Mark Dean
with Lee Dean, Mark Dean
Lukem6 21 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with sam d, Jenny Monkey
with sam d, Jenny Monkey
Hidden 20 Mar, 2014 2nd β
Hidden 22 Feb, 2014 Lead dnf
David Robinson 22 May, 2013 Lead major squash
major squash
Kyrros 12 May, 2013 2nd
irishguyinlondon 21 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Feb, 2013 Lead β
hels bels 9 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
gillywillyhoo 14 May, 2012 Lead Very tight! I was pretty much stuck at one point, never again.
with Morwood
Very tight! I was pretty much stuck at one point, never again.
with Morwood
Morwood 14 May, 2012 2nd
scotty h 28 Apr, 2012 Lead dnf I couldn't fit, even after taking off my helmet, coat, and rearranging my rack.
with Suzie
I couldn't fit, even after taking off my helmet, coat, and rearranging my rack.
with Suzie
Peakpdr 25 Mar, 2012 -
mike.rigby 24 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hyperopic 13 Mar, 2012 Lead dnf
with Sarah
with Sarah
Hidden ?Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Will Caesar ??, 2012 2nd O/S Not to be done in gale force winds. Balancy exit!
with BossHog
Not to be done in gale force winds. Balancy exit!
with BossHog
cimentarius 29 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
LucaC 24 Oct, 2011 Solo
swoollock 18 Sep, 2011 Lead
Hidden 12 Sep, 2011 Lead
chisanga 25 Jul, 2011 TR O/S Horrible thrutchy chimney, with some interesting moves
with Sas, Graham
Horrible thrutchy chimney, with some interesting moves
with Sas, Graham
xannaxlx ?Jul, 2011 2nd dog
with Max Starck-Stevens
with Max Starck-Stevens
Spanner 15 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Lucy
with Lucy
lukebowman551 23 Mar, 2011 Lead dnf
with Craig Shelley
with Craig Shelley
lukebowman551 23 Mar, 2011 2nd rpt
with Craig Shelley
with Craig Shelley
Craig Shelley 23 Mar, 2011 Lead β
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 9 Oct, 2010 Lead
Double Knee Bar 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Disgusting, awkward and traditional.
with EZ
Disgusting, awkward and traditional.
with EZ
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 17 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Charles
with Charles
Hidden 17 Jul, 2010 2nd
bobbarnes00 3 Jul, 2010 2nd Bloody awkward at times!
with James Budzynski
Bloody awkward at times!
with James Budzynski
squidgebob 1 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S Amazing.
Amazing.
Hidden 1 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Shorty83 30 Jun, 2010 Lead
with Gigga
with Gigga
tim123487 16 Jun, 2010 Lead
with muwasi
with muwasi
shafiq lalloo 7 May, 2010 Lead O/S Very Satisfying at the crux, cozy crack!!!
with Ben Ritchie
Very Satisfying at the crux, cozy crack!!!
with Ben Ritchie
dpmUK 20 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Fidget
with Fidget
Gashworth 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S This is harder than it looks!
This is harder than it looks!
Bedford 21 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
with Jasmine Lucas
with Jasmine Lucas
Hidden 18 Mar, 2010 Lead
Lawrence Bird 14 Mar, 2010 Lead dog
with Josh Smith
with Josh Smith
Hidden 10 Feb, 2010 Lead
ml_si ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Phil PBC ??, 2010 -
Wil.Hooke 7 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S Horrifically green and slippery. Finished with an whale over the top.
with Amie
Horrifically green and slippery. Finished with an whale over the top.
with Amie
ianslade ?Oct, 2009 2nd Tricky pull around the top block
with Emrys Cook
Tricky pull around the top block
with Emrys Cook
si_green99 13 Sep, 2009 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
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, 2009 Lead
with Helen
with Helen
Hidden 9 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Sarah Applegate 21 Jun, 2009 2nd
will randall ?Jun, 2009 Lead O/S big squeeze though crack v.nasty desperate finish but with good gear.
with sarah
big squeeze though crack v.nasty desperate finish but with good gear.
with sarah
dji26 14 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
mattshort 7 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
ellypryce 7 Mar, 2009 2nd More like a HS with all the green. Yuk.
with matttshort
More like a HS with all the green. Yuk.
with matttshort
sleavesley 23 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S Green - cold and snowing! Top exit is a real pig has it was very green and slippy
Green - cold and snowing! Top exit is a real pig has it was very green and slippy
Hidden ?Jan, 2009 2nd
keith leonard ??, 2009 -
superturbo 10 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 29 Jun, 2008 Lead
with Gary Colville
with Gary Colville
HIGHTOWER 11 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Ben Thynne
with Ben Thynne
Andy Miller ?Jun, 2008 -
roscoe6 8 May, 2008 Lead
superturbo 4 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
superturbo 4 Apr, 2008 Lead
dannyboy83 ?Feb, 2008 Solo O/S
Paul_southgate68 ?Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
with chris(grinner)williams
with chris(grinner)williams
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
James Moyle 24 Oct, 2007 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
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, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2007 2nd
Hidden 27 Jul, 2007 TR O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2007 TR
tristangale 12 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Alasdair
with Alasdair
Hidden 29 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham ??, 2007 2nd Oz Baker led this, I struggled up on second, a humbling experience given the grade!
Oz Baker led this, I struggled up on second, a humbling experience given the grade!
Tom Last 30 Nov, 2006 2nd
with Cordelia Molloy
with Cordelia Molloy
LennyJ1 ?Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 13 May, 2006 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
with Byron Buck
howlingbaboon ?Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
with Ruthy
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
John Eley ??, 2005 Lead O/S
mark s ??, 2005 -
Chesh ?May, 2004 Lead Never again!
with Lawrence
Never again!
with Lawrence
Hidden 12 Jul, 2003 2nd O/S
Hedley 3 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
philhilo ??, 2000 -
Hidden 23 May, 1999 Lead O/S
Duncan Bourne 17 Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
Roget 4 Jun, 1991 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1980 Solo
rogerskews ??, 1974 -
mikej 8 Jul, 1970 Solo
with Stewart Grant
with Stewart Grant
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