28m.

Rockfax Description
28m. Another great route - sustained and high in the grade. Head up the steep bulging crack left of the arete on jams to a ledge, then continue by more jamming (possible stance on The Pulpit). Step back down, traverse left to the bulging crack and storm this by more glorious jamming. © Rockfax

FA. (pitch 2) Joe Brown 1952 (before this it finished up Great Chimney)

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The 100 Best UK VS routes?, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Hen Cloud

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SARS 23 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Oh yeah, watch out for rope drag if you do the original variation. I almost got pulled off out of the chimney.
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βeta: Oh yeah, watch out for rope drag if you do the original variation. I almost got pulled off out of the chimney.
SARS 23 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome climbing. Did it about a year ago. Lead it with a "solid" VS/HVS second who promptly fell off the start. Then watched a "solid" E1 leader pull on gear at the start. Ha ha... it's all about technique.
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βeta: Awesome climbing. Did it about a year ago. Lead it with a "solid" VS/HVS second who promptly fell off the start. Then watched a "solid" E1 leader pull on gear at the start. Ha ha... it's all about technique.
MeMeMe 6 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Great jams at the start which is just as well as you need to haul on them to get up the first bit. Rest of route is a little easier and it's all very pleasant.
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βeta: Great jams at the start which is just as well as you need to haul on them to get up the first bit. Rest of route is a little easier and it's all very pleasant.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 20 Sep 2nd
with Andy Banks
with Andy Banks
benhewitt97 19 Sep AltLd O/S
with Zach
with Zach
kialwright 8 Sep Lead We did the original route
with Leon Dowling
We did the original route
with Leon Dowling
cmliebmann 7 Sep Lead O/S
with Amy
with Amy
smoreda 27 Aug Lead Split in two pitches, belaying under The Pulpit, as I was running out of quick-draws. It’s been decided I need a bigger rack to climb this type of long, sustained pitches. The climbing is AMAZING!
Split in two pitches, belaying under The Pulpit, as I was running out of quick-draws. It’s been decided I need a bigger rack to climb this type of long, sustained pitches. The climbing is AMAZING!
rickeden 19 Aug Lead O/S This was a real fight up the first crack to the ledge. Then the top out was a little tough
This was a real fight up the first crack to the ledge. Then the top out was a little tough
Cheese Monkey 17 Aug Lead O/S
Jules Lane 13 Aug 2nd dog Strenuous! Ran out of steam on last section, had to rest on rope.
with Dan Stone
Strenuous! Ran out of steam on last section, had to rest on rope.
with Dan Stone
enotsnad 13 Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun Lead rpt
poeter210 22 Jun 2nd rpt
with druss
with druss
JoeGross 22 Jun Lead O/S
Kate2017 22 Jun 2nd dnf
Hidden 21 Jun Lead O/S
S Ramsay 25 May 2nd
with Emily, joeramsay
with Emily, joeramsay
nick244 18 May Lead Took over from Josh's high point near the top of the first pitch, then led the second. Had a battle with tired arms on the second pitch.
with j.kirby
Took over from Josh's high point near the top of the first pitch, then led the second. Had a battle with tired arms on the second pitch.
with j.kirby
j.kirby 18 May 2nd Hard, I tried to lead but had to get Nick to finish the bulk of it.
with nick244
Hard, I tried to lead but had to get Nick to finish the bulk of it.
with nick244
eazyclimbing 12 May Lead O/S
with hoppo
with hoppo
Laudi 21 Apr Lead O/S
Rob_Morris1996 18 Apr Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 18 Apr 2nd rpt
Alex Hallam 14 Apr 2nd O/S
with Chris
with Chris
ChrisCurt206 14 Apr Lead O/S
George Frisby 13 Apr Lead β Amazing jams all the way! Had bad rope drag at the top which ruined it a little.
Amazing jams all the way! Had bad rope drag at the top which ruined it a little.
Hidden 12 Apr Lead O/S
pearson9596 11 Apr 2nd O/S
richsmithinbristol 11 Apr Lead O/S
themattyshep 29 Mar AltLd O/S I led P1 and Stu led P2, Belayed at the pulpit
I led P1 and Stu led P2, Belayed at the pulpit
Hidden 27 Mar -
Hidden 27 Mar -
WillRhodes 27 Feb 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
with Paul Deane
gavster 24 Feb Lead
with Josh
with Josh
Hidden 17 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Feb 2nd O/S
Jacob Eagles 24 Dec, 2018 AltLd
with simon snowdon, Tom Snowdon
with simon snowdon, Tom Snowdon
simon snowdon 24 Dec, 2018 AltLd
James Lowe 4 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Bit of a battle. Move over the first bulge felt more like 5a
Bit of a battle. Move over the first bulge felt more like 5a
g1m147 9 Sep, 2018 Lead
will9911 9 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2018 2nd
Matt2046 14 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Superb climbing, high in the grade
Superb climbing, high in the grade
mattleepianist 14 Aug, 2018 Lead
bradleyrichards93 3 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Did original finish (Great Chimney)
Did original finish (Great Chimney)
josh26turner 21 Jul, 2018 2nd
josh26turner 21 Jul, 2018 2nd
Andrew Abraham 9 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with DMC
with DMC
DMC 9 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
hainesck100 21 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Marius Twite
with Marius Twite
Puckle 17 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Becks87 9 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Did the original route - onto the pulpit and up Great Chimney (led P2 from the Pulpit)
with Fawley1
Did the original route - onto the pulpit and up Great Chimney (led P2 from the Pulpit)
with Fawley1
giles 28 May, 2018 Lead
with Si
with Si
s.mead 28 May, 2018 2nd
with Giles Channing
with Giles Channing
sian88 20 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Nadine Fecht
with Nadine Fecht
fechtn 20 May, 2018 Lead Awesome sustained route, great to test out the jams
with Sian
Awesome sustained route, great to test out the jams
with Sian
nick ferro 19 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Struck Lucky 19 May, 2018 AltLd Easier if you can hand jam. Led P2.
with Fez
Easier if you can hand jam. Led P2.
with Fez
Hidden 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
hotfeet 6 May, 2018 Lead
Mike505 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S Perfect jams and led entirely on Wires for a more traditional feel (there's a surprising amount of places for them despite it being a jamming crack)
with eb202
Perfect jams and led entirely on Wires for a more traditional feel (there's a surprising amount of places for them despite it being a jamming crack)
with eb202
eb202 6 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Mike505
with Mike505
ash656 4 May, 2018 2nd O/S
timreynolds 4 May, 2018 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 4 May, 2018 2nd O/S
crossleysm ??, 2018 2nd O/S
crossleysm ??, 2018 2nd O/S
Brian Wilderspin 19 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 19 Nov, 2017 Lead Continued jamming with increasing "interest". The storming section particular so. Took quite a few failed attempts to get over the small final roof.
with Brian Wilderspin
Continued jamming with increasing "interest". The storming section particular so. Took quite a few failed attempts to get over the small final roof.
with Brian Wilderspin
James Oakes 24 Sep, 2017 2nd rpt
mrphilipoldham 14 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Really good jamming. Grand reintroduction after a couple of weeks off..
Really good jamming. Grand reintroduction after a couple of weeks off..
HenryMeier 14 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 Lead
Quaidy Quaid 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Cracker!! sums up the crack and some.
with RayG
Cracker!! sums up the crack and some.
with RayG
RayG 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd Lead 1st pitch to the upper crack.By far the best route of the day.
Lead 1st pitch to the upper crack.By far the best route of the day.
Hidden 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Cake 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Led. P2
Led. P2
poeter210 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with druss
with druss
Hidden 2 Jul, 2017 2nd
Hidden 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
tom 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S mildly painful yet successful - finally getting the hang of this jamming lark
mildly painful yet successful - finally getting the hang of this jamming lark
craig.england1 28 May, 2017 2nd
with tom, Dave F
with tom, Dave F
PeteWilson 8 May, 2017 Lead rpt hadn't lead before. good route, good value
with ECOG
hadn't lead before. good route, good value
with ECOG
DanOsb 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 8 Apr, 2017 2nd
with DanOsb
with DanOsb
Mike W 4 Apr, 2017 Lead
maria85 2 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Brutal!! Full value jamming.
Brutal!! Full value jamming.
Hidden 2 Apr, 2017 2nd
cem 28 Mar, 2017 2nd rpt
with Dave, Nik
with Dave, Nik
drgrange 28 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S Brutal, even seconding
Brutal, even seconding
buxtoncoffeelover 28 Mar, 2017 Lead Stiff!! Persistent challenge rewarding a vigorous, determined approach
Stiff!! Persistent challenge rewarding a vigorous, determined approach
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 Lead
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
alxonrocks 27 Nov, 2016 TR Tougher than expected, got in some great fist jamming on the way up.
Tougher than expected, got in some great fist jamming on the way up.
jimbonfire 8 Oct, 2016 Lead
with TT
with TT
david harvey 8 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
GeorgiePorgie1 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Absolutely my favourite route of the day! SO happy about getting the jamming right! We tried to get the whole route in on one (folded into two) 60m rope (MASSIVE MISTAKE!!!) so had to go back from the left traverse and set up a mid-route belay on The Pulpit. Got a massive cam close to the edge of The Pulpit and a few more pieces of gear on the Great Chimney route at the far back LOL!, got Dave up and then got back on the traverse and up a glorious flake resembling a massive number 1 figure (seen from far). What an adventure, what a route! Giving it 3* every day!
Absolutely my favourite route of the day! SO happy about getting the jamming right! We tried to get the whole route in on one (folded into two) 60m rope (MASSIVE MISTAKE!!!) so had to go back from the left traverse and set up a mid-route belay on The Pulpit. Got a massive cam close to the edge of The Pulpit and a few more pieces of gear on the Great Chimney route at the far back LOL!, got Dave up and then got back on the traverse and up a glorious flake resembling a massive number 1 figure (seen from far). What an adventure, what a route! Giving it 3* every day!
Barney 2 Oct, 2016 2nd Tried the lead and failed on the first bulge. Handed the gear over to Dan who lead it effortlessly. Then I was on 2nd... still couldn't do the jamming bulge at the bottom and had to climb around it (the shame). Lacking flexibility was a real killer here and was the reason I couldn't get established. Failing to 2nd a VS plays terrible mind games on you but later I managed to pull myself together and lead an E1 so it was a good day in the end.
Tried the lead and failed on the first bulge. Handed the gear over to Dan who lead it effortlessly. Then I was on 2nd... still couldn't do the jamming bulge at the bottom and had to climb around it (the shame). Lacking flexibility was a real killer here and was the reason I couldn't get established. Failing to 2nd a VS plays terrible mind games on you but later I managed to pull myself together and lead an E1 so it was a good day in the end.
manwithacam 2 Oct, 2016 Lead loved this route, one the best VS's I've ever done I reckon
with Alan
loved this route, one the best VS's I've ever done I reckon
with Alan
Pero 28 Sep, 2016 2nd
Hidden 25 Sep, 2016 2nd rpt
Lenny 24 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with James. D
with James. D
Kayan 18 Sep, 2016 Lead
with kdzzl
with kdzzl
RichyBOYY 24 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 24 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S good route, well worth doing. would be a nice solo but for the very top!
with josh, RichyBOYY
good route, well worth doing. would be a nice solo but for the very top!
with josh, RichyBOYY
Fraser hill-casey 14 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with evenL
with evenL
Flavio 26 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
ninjawil 14 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S brutalized
with Ade, 1monkeyman1
brutalized
with Ade, 1monkeyman1
Hidden 14 Jul, 2016 2nd
paulsross 19 Jun, 2016 2nd Did the original finish (top of Great Chimney)
with Phil Biglands
Did the original finish (top of Great Chimney)
with Phil Biglands
gavster 28 May, 2016 Lead
with Ad
with Ad
Stotty_88 28 May, 2016 2nd O/S
Rob Gillespie 26 May, 2016 Lead rpt
DanielBryan 17 May, 2016 Lead
Charlie_Leeds 17 May, 2016 Lead
AndrewP 17 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Josh Chappel
with Josh Chappel
Andrew Abraham 8 May, 2016 Lead O/S
tcn_2002 10 Apr, 2016 Lead
onlyfoddington 10 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S Lots of jamming and an awkward finish
with Tabby, Tom C
Lots of jamming and an awkward finish
with Tabby, Tom C
davebrox ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
M60OON ??, 2016 2nd
phil64 ??, 2016 Lead
with various
with various
Hidden 12 Oct, 2015 Lead
JohnBotham 12 Oct, 2015 2nd The most strenuous climb outdoors I can remember
The most strenuous climb outdoors I can remember
thrutch 3 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with Sven
with Sven
SR1970 3 Oct, 2015 Lead
StefanP ?Oct, 2015 2nd
Hidden 28 Sep, 2015 2nd
Andy Clarke 28 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Magnificent - but quite a stern examination of ones jamming skills. Almost ran out of time working out my answer to the question posed by the first bulge! One pitch, LH finish.
Magnificent - but quite a stern examination of ones jamming skills. Almost ran out of time working out my answer to the question posed by the first bulge! One pitch, LH finish.
mark4344 27 Sep, 2015 Lead v.tough at VS. hard jams
with Michel
v.tough at VS. hard jams
with Michel
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
sampollitt 9 Sep, 2015 2nd
Matthew Glenn 9 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Rob Royle 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with gavster
with gavster
gavster 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd old route
old route
ned_85 29 Aug, 2015 2nd
planetmarshall 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S A Gritstone education.
with ned_85
A Gritstone education.
with ned_85
gpcomps 11 Aug, 2015 Lead dnf Defeated by another crack on a VS. More tape and more practice required
with Mark67
Defeated by another crack on a VS. More tape and more practice required
with Mark67
adam088 12 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Quico
with Quico
Dan Vaj 12 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
john_ni 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S certainly not a soft touch, lost some skin jamming. Left hand finish (in one pitch).
certainly not a soft touch, lost some skin jamming. Left hand finish (in one pitch).
hthom 11 Jul, 2015 Lead
with Xavier
with Xavier
Bernie L 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
john max 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
with john_ni
with john_ni
RobScarisbrick 11 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Peakphil 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Original right hand finish into Chimney, save the left hand finish for Bachelors left hand on another day.
with Gill and Sparrow
Original right hand finish into Chimney, save the left hand finish for Bachelors left hand on another day.
with Gill and Sparrow
James Oakes 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 26 May, 2015 2nd O/S
with noaks
with noaks
Coel Hellier 18 Apr, 2015 Lead
jonnie3430 3 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Will, Henry
with Will, Henry
Hidden 10 Nov, 2014 Lead
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 2 Oct, 2014 Lead
with Neil
with Neil
Hidden 28 Sep, 2014 2nd
brian watson 28 Sep, 2014 2nd
Andy Hardy 21 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
Martin Bagshaw 13 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S the leader decided to head to the chimney
with Ed Green, Chris CMC
the leader decided to head to the chimney
with Ed Green, Chris CMC
Davidchatterton 11 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with heyhoot
with heyhoot
Hidden 11 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
amccann 6 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Matt Harmon 6 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with amccann
with amccann
keith Lonsdale 27 Jul, 2014 2nd
andybirtwistle 27 Jul, 2014 Lead
soph 23 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21 Jul, 2014 2nd 23/31. They're all merging into one now. I remember struggling to remove at least 3 cams?
23/31. They're all merging into one now. I remember struggling to remove at least 3 cams?
Alex Winter 21 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S 23 on Staffordshire nose. Full body cramps.
with Nick
23 on Staffordshire nose. Full body cramps.
with Nick
Paul Hy 17 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
soph 15 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
dan gibson 29 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
gregoritos 21 May, 2014 Solo O/S Finished up the chimney, still a hard solo at vs though.
Finished up the chimney, still a hard solo at vs though.
Andy Chubb 4 May, 2014 Lead Tough to get started, and then moving up after the traverse. Good climb
with Steve Goodman
Tough to get started, and then moving up after the traverse. Good climb
with Steve Goodman
pipof747 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
TwofoZeus ?May, 2014 2nd O/S
WhipperSnapper 13 Apr, 2014 AltLd Surprisingly brutal jams were exhausting.
Surprisingly brutal jams were exhausting.
soph 30 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Rob Royle 9 Mar, 2014 2nd
with gavster
with gavster
gavster 9 Mar, 2014 TR
with rob
with rob
Hidden ??, 2014 -
msoldn 1 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
with Richard Nadin
with Richard Nadin
rd20 20 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S Chimney finish
Chimney finish
kim.mulji 20 Oct, 2013 Lead dnf Hard jamming. Only lost a bit of skin. Tape gloves might have made first jam crack easier, though I found a good jam in the end. Led climb up to bottom of top crack. Too much rope drag (did I not extend on purpose?!), wind, lack of cams, dampness, and generally not liking the look of it, make me put in an belay. Partner didn't like the look of it either, and so led out up the original finish. I would have tried with more cams, but of course at that point, I was holding all the rope over my anchor ropes, and it would have been so much work to led out then, what a shame! ;-)
Hard jamming. Only lost a bit of skin. Tape gloves might have made first jam crack easier, though I found a good jam in the end. Led climb up to bottom of top crack. Too much rope drag (did I not extend on purpose?!), wind, lack of cams, dampness, and generally not liking the look of it, make me put in an belay. Partner didn't like the look of it either, and so led out up the original finish. I would have tried with more cams, but of course at that point, I was holding all the rope over my anchor ropes, and it would have been so much work to led out then, what a shame! ;-)
thehugehead 5 Oct, 2013 -
StaffsAndy 1 Oct, 2013 Lead dnf Lead to pulpit, both too knackered to finish. Lower-off didn't go as planned, got free helicopter ride.
Lead to pulpit, both too knackered to finish. Lower-off didn't go as planned, got free helicopter ride.
egg-man 24 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with John Pickles
with John Pickles
Bloke on a Rope 31 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S What a route! Spot on pro and really nice moves all the way, always a pleasure never a chore!
What a route! Spot on pro and really nice moves all the way, always a pleasure never a chore!
Climbster 31 Aug, 2013 2nd β
wishicud climbHVS 28 Aug, 2013 Lead Really tough jammy start. Finished up great chimney which was actually quite fun. Quite a pumpy route.
Really tough jammy start. Finished up great chimney which was actually quite fun. Quite a pumpy route.
bigdan050 28 Aug, 2013 2nd
Hidden 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
UnkArl 26 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with Lee
with Lee
andi turner 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
with pete bridgwood
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 2nd
bobpilgrem 21 Jun, 2013 AltLd Lead excellent bottom pitch.
with Dennis
Lead excellent bottom pitch.
with Dennis
Hidden 6 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 -
ranga 1 Jun, 2013 2nd
vassy05 ?Jun, 2013 -
Anne Fairbank 5 May, 2013 2nd
with Phil Wadsworth
with Phil Wadsworth
Jonathan Hall 5 May, 2013 AltLd
with Ian Peachy
with Ian Peachy
farmerwad 5 May, 2013 Lead
with S.O.C.
with S.O.C.
Hidden 4 May, 2013 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 3 May, 2013 Lead O/S With lh finish.
With lh finish.
g1m147 28 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Mick.
with Mick.
fatbuoybazza 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hannes B 4 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with debsb
with debsb
debsb 4 Apr, 2013 2nd
Hidden 3 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
mchonofsky 3 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Feb, 2013 Lead
Andy Chadwick ??, 2013 -
saffy ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
sputnik 27 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Right hand start
with c00kie
Right hand start
with c00kie
Hidden 21 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
KristianBirchall 23 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Claire Chadderton
with Claire Chadderton
Brown 22 Sep, 2012 Lead Number nine of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose
with Andy R
Number nine of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose
with Andy R
Darrell Read 1 Sep, 2012 Lead
with 31770
with 31770
Peter Metcalfe 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd
with Steve Lunt
with Steve Lunt
demarcation86 27 Jul, 2012 AltLd dog Dogged like a muppet. Need more jamming practice.
Dogged like a muppet. Need more jamming practice.
Dan Geh 15 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with tgeh
with tgeh
tgeh 15 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with dan geh
with dan geh
Hidden 12 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2012 2nd
stuaart 4 Jun, 2012 2nd
with Neil Redgrave
with Neil Redgrave
Joemanglerocks 26 May, 2012 Lead
with Emily Venables
with Emily Venables
TimKnight 26 May, 2012 2nd
Coops_13 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with yarrow
with yarrow
yarrow 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Done in two pitches (awful belay on the pulpit!)
Done in two pitches (awful belay on the pulpit!)
Killianmurphy 15 Jan, 2012 2nd
with Matt reynolds
with Matt reynolds
Don Jebus 13 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S alternative top section up great chimney due to being a wuss and punting on hand jams...
with James
alternative top section up great chimney due to being a wuss and punting on hand jams...
with James
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??, 2012 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
with Andrew Bevan
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
alan moore ??, 2012 -
mark20 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
bigdrew 15 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
with mark20
with mark20
Hidden 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Joey C 2 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
marcoleptic 24 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1. Did original finish up Great Chimney
with max
Led P1. Did original finish up Great Chimney
with max
Hidden 18 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Allan Winstanley 3 Sep, 2011 AltLd We did this in 2 pitches. Ken led up the first part and across to under the final crack. Not easy, this. I made use of Ken's shoulder to start the final crack and found the final moves "challenging".
with Ken
We did this in 2 pitches. Ken led up the first part and across to under the final crack. Not easy, this. I made use of Ken's shoulder to start the final crack and found the final moves "challenging".
with Ken
Hidden 21 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf
Steve Lenartowicz 2 Aug, 2011 Lead
with Clare
with Clare
Jesse Dufton 31 Jul, 2011 Lead
with mol
with mol
mol 31 Jul, 2011 2nd jamtastic..hard getting over the initial bulge
jamtastic..hard getting over the initial bulge
stronglikebear 27 Jul, 2011 2nd
Johnny B Diggerman 27 Jul, 2011 Lead RP Did this as a last climb of the evening and what a climb! Jamming all the way, few holds, no foot holds, need lots of cams. I almost burnt myself out on the first jam and fell on my gear with exhaustion! Got into the swing of it and struggled my way to the top. A real workout.
Did this as a last climb of the evening and what a climb! Jamming all the way, few holds, no foot holds, need lots of cams. I almost burnt myself out on the first jam and fell on my gear with exhaustion! Got into the swing of it and struggled my way to the top. A real workout.
Mark D 9 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Tom Green, Laurence Everitt
with Tom Green, Laurence Everitt
Hidden 9 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Mike Tutt 28 May, 2011 Lead
SteveM 22 Apr, 2011 Lead
kitkat78 22 Apr, 2011 2nd β After downclimbing from first few moves on lead.
with SteveM
After downclimbing from first few moves on lead.
with SteveM
p_won ?Apr, 2011 Lead Went up with no cams so got scared and finished up the chimney
with johnny walker
Went up with no cams so got scared and finished up the chimney
with johnny walker
Tala A 24 Mar, 2011 AltLd dog Lead first pitch with one rest on the gear. Planned to do it as two pitches and finish up Bachelor's Left-Hand but found it too hard so did original finish from pulpit onto Great Chimney instead. It's a lot harder than the grade would suggest and you have to be good at jamming!
with payeo20
Lead first pitch with one rest on the gear. Planned to do it as two pitches and finish up Bachelor's Left-Hand but found it too hard so did original finish from pulpit onto Great Chimney instead. It's a lot harder than the grade would suggest and you have to be good at jamming!
with payeo20
payeo20 24 Mar, 2011 AltLd Fun day! Instead of doing in one pitch we decided tala would do first pitch and I would do the top half. This didn't happen. Hilarity ensued, and three pitches later (pffft)we got to the top of the easier original finish!
with Tala A
Fun day! Instead of doing in one pitch we decided tala would do first pitch and I would do the top half. This didn't happen. Hilarity ensued, and three pitches later (pffft)we got to the top of the easier original finish!
with Tala A
Peakology 23 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Just first pitch cuz top one was Kermit and it was pitch black. Swore a fair bit.
Just first pitch cuz top one was Kermit and it was pitch black. Swore a fair bit.
scott titt ??, 2011 -
John Mckeating ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
hcooper 16 Oct, 2010 2nd Took lots of jamming skills - which I didn't have!
with JdotP
Took lots of jamming skills - which I didn't have!
with JdotP
JdotP 16 Oct, 2010 Lead dog All went well until the final wide jamming bit right at the top. I got this on my 3rd attempt, it is reassuring to see people's comments on here that it is hard for the grade...
with Hereward Cooper
All went well until the final wide jamming bit right at the top. I got this on my 3rd attempt, it is reassuring to see people's comments on here that it is hard for the grade...
with Hereward Cooper
lostinmidlands 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S Led it and seconded it afterwards to clean the gear.
with troelsS
Led it and seconded it afterwards to clean the gear.
with troelsS
hotfeet 4 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Some polish at the start
with chancer
Some polish at the start
with chancer
JRae 1 Aug, 2010 2nd
Oliver Houston 1 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
rod757 ?Jul, 2010 Lead
LittleClimbingMaria 29 Jun, 2010 -
jon_gill1 28 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S this was a great route but felt very hard at VS, you really need to know how to jam well on this 1!
with ian, big Si
this was a great route but felt very hard at VS, you really need to know how to jam well on this 1!
with ian, big Si
Andy Hardy 15 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Batt 15 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S P2 up great chimney. J decided to do the 'original' (?) finish which heads towards great chimney then discovered there was a birds nest behind a ledge so we split it into 2 pitches to stop the rope running over them!! Must go back and do it properly!
with Hoyes
P2 up great chimney. J decided to do the 'original' (?) finish which heads towards great chimney then discovered there was a birds nest behind a ledge so we split it into 2 pitches to stop the rope running over them!! Must go back and do it properly!
with Hoyes
matt.jj 5 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S Enjoyed the route. Nice warm up for the weekend.
Enjoyed the route. Nice warm up for the weekend.
Hidden 4 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf
Dave Mahon ?Jun, 2010 Lead Great VS, lovely jams.
with matt.jj
Great VS, lovely jams.
with matt.jj
simozzer 16 May, 2010 2nd dnf bailed out rough onto the chimney
with Cass, Matt
bailed out rough onto the chimney
with Cass, Matt
rocklobster 16 May, 2010 Lead dnf Led to pulpit, but finished via easy chimney, rather than the scary crack.
with Cass, simozzer
Led to pulpit, but finished via easy chimney, rather than the scary crack.
with Cass, simozzer
Pown 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 15 May, 2010 2nd
with Pown
with Pown
Bram 10 Apr, 2010 Lead
djking1983 10 Apr, 2010 2nd
with Bram
with Bram
Joris.Roulleau 3 Apr, 2010 Lead dnf Ok that's the start of th season, but god that felt hard! I guess it wasn't my day. I took a rest on a nut in the first crack and thought "bollocks, I can't believe I'm dogging a VS". I then traversed to the top left crack and spent ages placing a nut, because of the 2 cams I could have used, I placed one earlier, and dropped the second. Once more or less satisfied with my nut placement, I went for the move, came off, my nut popped out and I tipped upside down before swinging to the right when my next piece of gear in the right-hand crack caught me. I haven't fallen off a 4c for years. This felt desperate. I think I need some jamming advice.
with Seth Redmond
Ok that's the start of th season, but god that felt hard! I guess it wasn't my day. I took a rest on a nut in the first crack and thought "bollocks, I can't believe I'm dogging a VS". I then traversed to the top left crack and spent ages placing a nut, because of the 2 cams I could have used, I placed one earlier, and dropped the second. Once more or less satisfied with my nut placement, I went for the move, came off, my nut popped out and I tipped upside down before swinging to the right when my next piece of gear in the right-hand crack caught me. I haven't fallen off a 4c for years. This felt desperate. I think I need some jamming advice.
with Seth Redmond
GF ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
sgl0jd ??, 2010 -
Ken Taylor ??, 2010 -
dannyboy83 27 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alice
with Alice
shed_hed 26 Sep, 2009 Lead dnf
shed_hed 26 Sep, 2009 2nd
Graeme Hammond 26 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Did the left hand finish up Bachelor's Left-hand, hard for VS, Unexpected nice lead after Darren didn't like the jaming and down climbed.
Did the left hand finish up Bachelor's Left-hand, hard for VS, Unexpected nice lead after Darren didn't like the jaming and down climbed.
Hidden 20 Sep, 2009 Lead
Noodles30 8 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Irn Bruce 2 Aug, 2009 Lead dog Hairy, took a couple of falls and struggled with the climb throughout. My first experience with crack climb though and my lack of jamming experience was evident. Need to learn to jam before attempting this again!
with Ian Jenkins
Hairy, took a couple of falls and struggled with the climb throughout. My first experience with crack climb though and my lack of jamming experience was evident. Need to learn to jam before attempting this again!
with Ian Jenkins
jonka ?Aug, 2009 2nd
with sean
with sean
Dave Rumney 18 Jul, 2009 2nd
with Tanya Milner
with Tanya Milner
Hidden 24 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Neil Henson 23 Jun, 2009 2nd A tough little number! No escaping the jams on this one.
with Graham Robinson
A tough little number! No escaping the jams on this one.
with Graham Robinson
Steve Waters, Mynydd 16 Jun, 2009 Lead Superb - I managed to preserve my cams for the final crack.
with sim0n
Superb - I managed to preserve my cams for the final crack.
with sim0n
Hidden 21 Apr, 2009 Lead dnf
popov86 15 Apr, 2009 Lead
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Dinger 5 Apr, 2009 Lead dnf Tried the left hand finish. Down climbed to half way and then lowered off.
with Martin Heaton
Tried the left hand finish. Down climbed to half way and then lowered off.
with Martin Heaton
Hidden ??, 2009 -
keith leonard ??, 2009 -
AndyM-LVB 16 Nov, 2008 2nd β Great route, BUT NOT VS!
Great route, BUT NOT VS!
richardhopton 16 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S This is a hard climb, great gear though but so have lots of other HVS. I climbed the Rivelin needle last week (HVS)and found this a lot harder. VS seems a bit weak....
This is a hard climb, great gear though but so have lots of other HVS. I climbed the Rivelin needle last week (HVS)and found this a lot harder. VS seems a bit weak....
ClaireS 12 Oct, 2008 2nd With painfull left hand finish
with mlmatt
With painfull left hand finish
with mlmatt
Sarahcrowsley 12 Oct, 2008 Lead
Hidden 21 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
hellboundblr 22 Jun, 2008 AltLd Me P1 to pulpit, Adrian P2 up great chimney.
with Adrian Goldstraw
Me P1 to pulpit, Adrian P2 up great chimney.
with Adrian Goldstraw
cem 31 May, 2008 2nd
with Mark O'Neill
with Mark O'Neill
Pete Horn 31 May, 2008 -
with Gerard
with Gerard
Hidden 26 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
jeffb 26 Apr, 2008 2nd
with @ndy
with @ndy
@ndy 26 Apr, 2008 Lead
rob wmc 26 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S Superb.
with Alan & Jim
Superb.
with Alan & Jim
Jim Slater 26 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S Quality climb.
Quality climb.
daveagriff ??, 2008 2nd
mark s 29 Sep, 2007 Lead
with andi t
with andi t
dan gibson 11 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt
with sam read
with sam read
PanzerHanzler 19 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
with Tom Ford
with Tom Ford
jasonpm 9 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Dave, Dave.
with Dave, Dave.
towdman 2 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Adam Armitage
with Adam Armitage
Darragh ?May, 2007 - Exhilarating
Exhilarating
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
rachelwheatcroft 14 Nov, 2006 2nd
with Marvino
with Marvino
Hidden 6 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
Hidden 8 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Caralynh 8 Aug, 2006 2nd A few hard moves, but I was shattered by the time we got to this. nice route though
A few hard moves, but I was shattered by the time we got to this. nice route though
AJ007 24 Jun, 2006 2nd
with Brian
with Brian
dan gibson 2 Jun, 2006 Solo rpt
Hidden 1 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
orb 5 May, 2006 Lead O/S
with Mojo
with Mojo
Stig 19 Jul, 2005 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
with Jonathan Teale
OffshoreAndy 29 May, 2005 2nd
with Steve Mount
with Steve Mount
blahblahblah 15 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Charles Kilner
with Charles Kilner
Bob M 30 Apr, 2005 Lead
with Chris Bristow
with Chris Bristow
mark s ??, 2005 -
Hidden 27 Nov, 2004 Lead
Danhan 9 Sep, 2004 Lead
with bobfish
with bobfish
MeMeMe ?Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
Si dH ?Aug, 2004 2nd O/S
with Kane Chandler
with Kane Chandler
jimshrimp 31 Jul, 2004 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 6 Jun, 2004 Solo rpt
Mark A Humphries 9 Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
with Rob Harper
with Rob Harper
r0b 9 Apr, 2004 2nd
with Mark Humphries
with Mark Humphries
Hidden 13 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones 12 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Jonnaylor 2 Jul, 2003 2nd
with Richard
with Richard
Hidden 15 Jun, 2003 2nd
Hidden ?Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
JohnHutch 3 May, 2003 Lead
with Phil, L
with Phil, L
Blod 28 Sep, 2002 Lead rpt With the chimney finish.
With the chimney finish.
runestone 28 Sep, 2002 2nd
with Blod
with Blod
five 17 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with JT, TW
with JT, TW
Goody 13 Aug, 2002 2nd O/S
with Dave Checkley
with Dave Checkley
Hidden ?Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2002 Lead
chrishedgehog 25 Mar, 2002 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
with Joe Thompson
Alastair Hudson 13 Jan, 2002 Lead
with Bob Smith
with Bob Smith
fellgazelle ??, 2002 Lead O/S Brilliant route, great jamming
with Ian Waterhouse
Brilliant route, great jamming
with Ian Waterhouse
Brian Rodgers ??, 2001 Lead
with Emma Jones
with Emma Jones
The Grist ??, 2001 Lead O/S
MontyH 21 Oct, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Andy Lawrance
with Andy Lawrance
smudge 28 Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
with Pete Ramshaw
with Pete Ramshaw
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 - Chimney finish
Chimney finish
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Dom Whillans ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1999 -
Nettle 18 Apr, 1998 AltLd rpt ** - 5a,_ - Johnny Cutcliffe Led the first pitch.
with Johnny 'The Dog' Cutcliffe
** - 5a,_ - Johnny Cutcliffe Led the first pitch.
with Johnny 'The Dog' Cutcliffe
Mark Stevenson 15 Mar, 1998 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Kennet
with Lizzie Kennet
barney@helmshore 28 Sep, 1997 2nd
with simon
with simon
stokienomad 11 Jul, 1997 Lead
Chris Murray ?Apr, 1997 Lead
Iain Thow 29 Aug, 1996 Lead
with Dave Walch
with Dave Walch
Dave Mountford ??, 1996 - rough date
with Damon Heath
rough date
with Damon Heath
brady ??, 1996 2nd
with John Cameron
with John Cameron
Rog Wilko ?Sep, 1995 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
colin milton 14 May, 1995 2nd
with eric milton
with eric milton
daprince ??, 1995 -
Hidden ?Jul, 1994 TR
WB ??, 1992 -
Neil McA 14 Sep, 1991 Solo O/S
with Dave Hesleden, Martin Wilson
with Dave Hesleden, Martin Wilson
steve prior ?Jun, 1991 Lead
with Paul L
with Paul L
Raggar 28 Jul, 1990 Lead
with Clare M, Steve B
with Clare M, Steve B
Roget 22 May, 1990 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ??, 1990 2nd
with Mick Moss
with Mick Moss
steveb2006 8 Jun, 1986 Lead Instructing
with unknown
Instructing
with unknown
Ian Archer 5 Apr, 1986 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
with Tony Green
Nigel Bond 3 Nov, 1985 Lead
with Bryn Roberts
with Bryn Roberts
Hidden 4 Jun, 1985 AltLd
Hidden 23 Mar, 1985 Lead
Hidden ?Oct, 1984 2nd
Nigel Bond 14 Apr, 1984 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 10 Jul, 1983 2nd
clanger ??, 1982 -
Hidden 9 May, 1981 2nd
RichardMc 9 May, 1980 Lead
with Jim Fisher
with Jim Fisher
Nigel Bond 23 Feb, 1980 Lead
with Mark Dixon
with Mark Dixon
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead O/S
Hammy 9 Jul, 1979 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
with Jonathon Stacey
DonnyDave 10 Jun, 1979 Lead
with Steve Holgarth
with Steve Holgarth
Chris Terrey ?May, 1978 Lead
with Ken Taylor
with Ken Taylor
Rick51 10 Jul, 1977 2nd
babymoac 26 Jun, 1977 2nd
with SWH
with SWH
Mark Kemball 4 Jun, 1977 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
with Sarah Bridge
RichardMc 30 Apr, 1977 Solo
rogerskews ??, 1976 -
with John Blackburn
with John Blackburn
mikej 17 Jun, 1970 Solo
with Stewart Grant
with Stewart Grant
tapley 12 Oct, 1969 Lead O/S
with Derek Montford
with Derek Montford
tutbury ?Aug, 1969 -
with Mick Quinn
with Mick Quinn
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