Rockfax Description
Follow Original Route but back-and-foot the exposed outer part of the chimney to ledges and a right-slanting exit. An astoundingly wild ascent for its day and still very intimidating. © Rockfax

FA. J.W.Puttrell 1890

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Through Routes!, Puttrell's Progress, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., A Severe Day Out in 1949 at BLACK ROCKS, Black Rocks Gullies and Chimneys.

Flavio 15/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Dave Mason 11/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Fiona MacDonald, Darren Belfield
dynodean 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Kev
Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
AshBash 12/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Mike
George Salt 25/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Alex.M-M. 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Not the most straight-forward HS. Funny route with some interesting moves. Had us both smiling all the way up.

TJ Mather 01/May/13 AltLd dnf

Got scared moving to the outside of the chimney so transferred to original route, which was really fun!

with Scott Humphries, Robbie Lander
davewsargent 17/Apr/13 2nd
with paul t
dan_blair87 ??/2013 Lead
Jake Young 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Laura
danny269 ?/May/12 2nd
with Jaimey
Graeme Hammond 15/May/11 Solo O/S

climbed by mistake for the original route after not finding the hole though the cave.

Koala ?/Sep/10 2nd
Mr. K 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Didn't back and foot up the final exposed section which looked very bold - walked round the back cave instead to get to the big ledge. Epic rope drag forced me to belay from the ledge and do the final short crack as a second pitch. The final crack made the route for me, great moves on it.

with Luke Saddler
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
thrutch ??/2008 -
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Budge 12/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Micheal Ulrich-Leinau
duncan 12/Aug/02 Lead
with Greg Herson
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/99 Lead
Ian Archer 06/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Robert Mirfin
Marti999 ?/Jun/94 Solo
with lorna
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Hidden 12/Jul/86 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/85 Lead
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hidden ??/1978 -
mitch1960 ??/1978 -
Nigel Bond 12/Nov/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
rogerskews ??/1976 -
with CMC Members
Hidden 20/Oct/74 Lead
mikej 06/Apr/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
Hidden 04/Feb/68 AltLd
jonathan shepherd ??/1967 -

My first ever route, climbed as a second whilst on a visit to Black rocks with my father when i was about seven years old. I was mad on climbing anything as a child and some blokes on the route offered to let me have a go on their rope as i was so keen.

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