18m.

Rockfax Description
A (not very) subtle blend of climbing and caving. The compelling narrow rift to a tight exit through the cliff. Speaking as one who emerged trouserless from its clutches the climb is well worth exploring. © Rockfax

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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Through Routes!, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Type 2 Fun

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Simon Caldwell 2 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic :-) The crux for me was getting to the top of the green slab, which was green, wet, and slippery, so I udged my way up the lovely offwidth on the right.
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βeta: Fantastic :-) The crux for me was getting to the top of the green slab, which was green, wet, and slippery, so I udged my way up the lovely offwidth on the right.
Nick Smith - Climbers 13 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Brilliant and perverse fun! From the top of the green slab, exit 'under' the huge jammed block into the tight chimney that gives the route its name. But do you enter facing inwards or outwards? :)
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βeta: Brilliant and perverse fun! From the top of the green slab, exit 'under' the huge jammed block into the tight chimney that gives the route its name. But do you enter facing inwards or outwards? :)
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mattnuttall 14 May Lead Ha ha ha... al got very stuck with his hands at top of crag but his big chest wedged.. and had to slither back out... requiring an actual caver to send the squeeze. Funny
with Alan Holden, Matthew Tink Taylor
Ha ha ha... al got very stuck with his hands at top of crag but his big chest wedged.. and had to slither back out... requiring an actual caver to send the squeeze. Funny
with Alan Holden, Matthew Tink Taylor
mrphilipoldham 31 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt For the lead tick, and never again! Though I probably will. 3c has the be a joke too, I’ve pulled off easier and more stylish 4b moves!
For the lead tick, and never again! Though I probably will. 3c has the be a joke too, I’ve pulled off easier and more stylish 4b moves!
Dan Wright 31 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Ilia Nadyrbayev 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Hilarious
with Kirill
Hilarious
with Kirill
Kirill 14 Jul, 2018 2nd Horrible struggle
Horrible struggle
admackie 2 Sep, 2017 Solo dnf couldn't get into the squeeze at the top my chest wouldn't fit had to be rescued by neil
with Ardo
couldn't get into the squeeze at the top my chest wouldn't fit had to be rescued by neil
with Ardo
poeter210 1 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
devious wally 9 May, 2016 Lead O/S Worth two stars for the madness of it:-)
Worth two stars for the madness of it:-)
mrphilipoldham 9 May, 2016 2nd O/S
tanssop 9 May, 2016 2nd
with Phil & Rob
with Phil & Rob
Hidden 9 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Just Another Dave 2 May, 2013 Solo O/S
Reedymc 27 May, 2012 Lead O/S it was a bit green on the lower slabby bit but the trick to getting in to the chimney is grab the hold from deep within and 'uff' your way up once your head and half your body is in the hold then get your right foot to a high hold. I see the light at the end of the tunnel !!
with John Proctor
it was a bit green on the lower slabby bit but the trick to getting in to the chimney is grab the hold from deep within and 'uff' your way up once your head and half your body is in the hold then get your right foot to a high hold. I see the light at the end of the tunnel !!
with John Proctor
JdotP 27 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Tom Reed
with Tom Reed
CKegan 31 Mar, 2012 2nd
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 Lead dnf
Graeme Hammond 24 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S thought I was going to need to be rescued, the starting crack is hard then also found "getting into the chimney proper to be quite worrying - not much for your feet and quite a drop below, down the initial slab" finally got in a battled up and out. Done in trainers but not sure if rock shoes would have helped. Classic of the style if you like this kind of thing or stars given as a good joke??
thought I was going to need to be rescued, the starting crack is hard then also found "getting into the chimney proper to be quite worrying - not much for your feet and quite a drop below, down the initial slab" finally got in a battled up and out. Done in trainers but not sure if rock shoes would have helped. Classic of the style if you like this kind of thing or stars given as a good joke??
Hidden 17 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead O/S
stevo smith 11 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S Nice name , nice climb!!!
with Pam
Nice name , nice climb!!!
with Pam
willplatts 14 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S This must be the weirdest climb I've ever done. It was seriously mossy, which made the lower bit very tricky, then the top bit.... I wouldn't want to do it if I were any bigger!!! (Is it more like caving?)
with Greg Rowlinson
This must be the weirdest climb I've ever done. It was seriously mossy, which made the lower bit very tricky, then the top bit.... I wouldn't want to do it if I were any bigger!!! (Is it more like caving?)
with Greg Rowlinson
nige ?Apr, 2007 Solo
Hidden 9 Sep, 2006 2nd
Simon Caldwell 1 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
Hidden ??, 2004 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2003 Solo
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
barney@helmshore 29 Aug, 1996 Lead O/S why, oh why, did we bother!!
with mike w
why, oh why, did we bother!!
with mike w
Phil West ??, 1994 2nd O/S
with Steve Wild
with Steve Wild
Tony Prendergast ?May, 1990 -
with Mike Cleary
with Mike Cleary
Hidden ?Jul, 1989 Lead O/S
mattnuttall ?May, 1989 Solo
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
craig h 10 May, 1988 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 10 Apr, 1985 Solo O/S In rain
with Huw Evans
In rain
with Huw Evans
charlesmfrench 29 Mar, 1981 Solo
Neil McA 10 May, 1980 Solo
with Mick Ward
with Mick Ward
Tom V ??, 1969 -
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