Rockfax Description
14m. Back and foot the awkward box-shaped cleft then enter the excellent steep jamming crack above and left. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The square chimney and crack above, which is gained by a step in right from the block on the left.

Chimney by Ingle, Dent, Gray, Calvert. Crack by Botterill, pre 1912

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, ULMC Classics, The Almscliff pre 1912 Challenge, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven..

Shaw Brown 03/Dec/17 Lead
Bedford 25/Nov/17 2nd rpt
Maddie 25/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Bedford, Alun, Jo T
Hidden 05/Nov/17 Lead RP
freec 04/Nov/17 2nd

the chimney is a lot of fun

with ciaran, PaddyFreer
Paul Baxter 04/Nov/17 Lead
PaddyFreer 04/Nov/17 2nd O/S
with Ciaran, Paul Baxter, freec
Captain Solo 18/Oct/17 Solo
PatrickRT 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hexman 02/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with John Elms
Callum Smith 01/Oct/17 Lead
with Fergus
Hidden 01/Oct/17 2nd
spragglerocks 24/Sep/17 2nd rpt
with John
Hidden 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Climber1983 20/Sep/17 -

Day 3

Eddietheed 16/Sep/17 TR O/S
cavemancolumbus ?/Sep/17 TR
with Mike shields, Iain
PanzerHanzler 28/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with Jenny P, Ian Ackerley
Ian Ackerley 28/Aug/17 2nd
Adam.Watson 25/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Harry , Chris Haworth
ChrisH89 25/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Nice climbing, mega polished. Rockfax grade is clearly bollocks though, harder than The Traditional Route and square chimney even gets MVS when listed as a separate climb!

JHC 25/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Katie
chris cockbain 21/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 15/Aug/17 Solo
ndm 15/Aug/17 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Barrie Schofield II 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 13/Aug/17 Lead
KLPearson 13/Aug/17 2nd
with Joseph
Hidden 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
daftendirekt 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Ryan Lynch
RosieYates 31/Jul/17 2nd β

Found this pretty stiff. The chimney was pretty polished and awkward but the crack was pleasant enough.

with Danny
mop449 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Tough for HS. Very awkward.

Hidden 30/Jul/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/17 2nd rpt
Luke Jones 18/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with LMC
PanzerHanzler 16/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Bensavill 08/Jul/17 TR O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
roym 08/Jul/17 Lead RP
WeeLee 08/Jul/17 TR O/S
richardt 23/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Harriett Richardson
Matt Amos 17/Jun/17 Lead rpt
auld al 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 09/Jun/17 Lead G/U
Hidden 04/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Oliver Houston 31/May/17 Lead
with Sarah
BarneyLoosemore 28/May/17 2nd
Hidden 26/May/17 2nd
Jmpollard 26/May/17 Lead rpt

As part of the almscliff pre-1912 challenge.

acrkirby 24/May/17 Lead
sting 21/May/17 2nd
with kwaidy
kwaidy 21/May/17 Lead
with sting
Hidden 10/May/17 2nd RP
Amy121 09/May/17 Lead
Bedford ?/May/17 -
Old Baldie 29/Apr/17 Lead
with Bruce McKnight
Will_Maxwell 25/Apr/17 TR O/S
with AFC Cadets
Hidden 25/Apr/17 TR dnf
tompilgrem 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 18/Apr/17 2nd rpt

Chimney just as desperate as last time !

with Tom
Gainz 17/Apr/17 Lead

Spat and grovelled up the chimney. Nice holds inside the crack made it nice. Seemed harder than the MVS in the guide.

cdpuk 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S
cacheson 09/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Lovely pockets at the top just where you need them

9fingerjon 25/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Dave
drsdave 25/Mar/17 2nd
with John G
WillDoyle 09/Mar/17 Lead
CHarrison 24/Feb/17 2nd O/S

Harder than it looks from the floor, square chimney is awkward and polished but whiskey crack is great (admittedly I hardly used the crack and pulled on the amazing pockets) Luke fell off a lot on the lead.

with Luke Bray
Luke Bray 24/Feb/17 Lead dog

That chimney isn't as fun as it looks, pretty polished. Crack was good and well protected. Need to work on my crack climbing...

with Craig
HenryMeier 08/Jan/17 Lead O/S
j.kirby 08/Jan/17 2nd dog
with Henry
scarmichael ??/2017 Lead O/S
Chris Hannaby 13/Nov/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Nov/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/16 Lead
Caitlin 30/Oct/16 2nd
JDSwain 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Caitlin
Hidden 15/Oct/16 2nd
Flavio 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Matt17 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Andrena
munch88 30/Sep/16 TR rpt
with RSF
MDowson 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with joe spoor
mark-abz 11/Sep/16 2nd
carr0t 11/Sep/16 -
bwestwood 07/Sep/16 Lead
Rachael Paxton 04/Sep/16 2nd

Ambitiously tried to lead.... not enough confidence to go for it and had to second it.

with Ben
nigelw 28/Aug/16 Lead
with Tony Wright
Hidden 21/Aug/16 Lead
SteveM 17/Aug/16 Lead

All good in Square Chimney, then faffed around on the way up Whisky Crack

with Kat
kitkat78 17/Aug/16 2nd
with SteveM
jing 13/Aug/16 Lead dog

Lost the will to climb the jamming crack after reached the ledge with difficulty. Luckily Ray and Alex threw down a top rope. Feeling pretty crap.

with Alex C, Ray S, Robert D
Mr.Billiams 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Russell
rd20 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Jing
jammy4536 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
G-VideoDie 21/Jul/16 2nd dog
with Matt, Ian
JoeFoster59 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Harder than expected used the arete to the left of the chimney dont know if thats cheating it was still suffering from polish so must be well used. The upper section was harder especially to someone who is pretty shite at jamming ended up laybacking the first half and jamming the second. Interesting route jamming needs to be improve also its only HS in rockfax. Dad seconded with a few rests very cool. Hardest route of the day good to get back to small crag trad

with Dad
sjbrook 13/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Not my style

with Rich
Mike Turner 08/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with John Burns
KeenClimber 08/Jul/16 2nd O/S
henryspurr 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
lcullum7 03/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Rowan Chesmer
summerse 26/Jun/16 2nd O/S

with Andy
Hidden 26/Jun/16 TR
Paul Figg 09/Jun/16 Lead
with David Teasdale
Tom.Priestley 09/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/16 Lead
25mac06 08/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd rpt
peterhubbard 29/May/16 2nd
with Conrad, Duncan
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd
JimboWizbo 29/May/16 Lead
with Beth
Caitlin 28/May/16 2nd
Robin Hoodie 24/May/16 2nd
with Mike Shaw
Hidden 16/May/16 Lead G/U
CameronDotSmith 15/May/16 Lead
Hidden 12/May/16 2nd dog
MD 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jo
amandasadek 07/May/16 2nd dog
with Henry
Happy Wanderer 07/May/16 2nd O/S
with Mike D
henryspurr 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/16 2nd
Jmpollard 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Jones
Hidden 03/May/16 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/16 2nd RP
lcullum7 21/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Benjamin Mitchell 19/Apr/16 Lead
with Chris Kemp
ChrisH89 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
OLGrady 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Great Climb though not as easy as it looks the chimney is extremely polished and not very well protected. After the Chimney the climbing gets a lot better and the crack is good

nathanhesslewood 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Tony Myers 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Matty, Mark Jackson
mjackson 10/Apr/16 2nd
Jimbothe5 08/Apr/16 TR O/S
with Leeds Wall
btpalmer 06/Apr/16 2nd RP
with Jake
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S

The square chimney is more insecure than it looks!

Razza 25/Mar/16 Lead
boulderdash 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Nice classic Almscliff route. Polished as ever.

with Ben Palmer
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Scott Quinn 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Nez 20/Mar/16 AltLd
with Dan D
will9911 13/Mar/16 Lead
Ardo 20/Feb/16 2nd dog

Not the best route in slippy approach shoes and rain! Made a right mess of it.

deacondeacon 20/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Just before the rain came. Fun route, and trickier than it looks.

olliemartin 17/Jan/16 TR O/S

Snowy and cold as heck, took several glove breaks!

Dan Mckinlay ??/2016 -
ptc1 ??/2016 TR O/S
andybirtwistle ??/2016 -
Daniel Duerden ??/2016 -
AJMullen ??/2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Lead G/U
JessWilliams 22/Nov/15 2nd
jimbonfire 01/Nov/15 Lead
with TT
jimbonfire 01/Nov/15 2nd
with TT
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 19/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Rebecca
STilley 17/Oct/15 2nd
with Chris, Andy
bomtall 11/Oct/15 Lead
benny_m 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Su
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
garyb1442 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 10/Oct/15 2nd
David Chase 03/Oct/15 2nd
with Max McQuillan
BruceW 26/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Mark, Al W., Ju, Becca
Hidden 20/Sep/15 2nd
Mark1800 20/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Hamish
Rhyswhitehead1 14/Sep/15 TR O/S
JoshT91 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Struggled in the chimney, went out left on to the arete, but very enjoyable once at the crack above.

with Nathan Magnall
namagnall 09/Sep/15 2nd
Becks87 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
atom 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Start chimney was awkward and required the back and foot technique for the briefest of moments to bridge it out instead. Hand jams were great above

Alastair Hudson 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Muinonen-Martin
Hidden 01/Sep/15 TR β
hannesD 30/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with martin
Debs 30/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Karl
martin one 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Hannes
James_L88 30/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Debbie Hoskins, Karl Gregory
UnkArl 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Andy S 29/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Abu777 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
elCapitano 24/Aug/15 -
with Drew
Higher Primate 24/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Hard for the grade.

Deezel65 19/Aug/15 Lead
cragtyke 19/Aug/15 2nd

Chris led

with Chris, Ross
Hidden 19/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/15 2nd
Pike 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Brilliantly awkward chimney and a good fight up the finishing crack. Almscliff standard.

Mattyk 13/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Better than i remembered especially whisky crack which is brilliant

Steve Andrews 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Chimney looks nice but is rubbish. Whisky crack is ace

thetradlad 01/Aug/15 Lead rpt
josh_smith_90 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
neilwiltshire 31/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Jon Banks
Hidden 29/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hannes B 25/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/15 TR dnf
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Solo
robertmichaellovell 28/Jun/15 Lead
with Shane, Sarah, Mark C
Hidden 24/Jun/15 Lead G/U
gateaublaster 21/Jun/15 TR

First climb since getting off of the sticks after the unfortunate leg breaking incident

Hidden 12/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Jamesmoly 12/Jun/15 2nd β
mikestr555 11/Jun/15 Lead
Andrew Harding 07/Jun/15 2nd
Chris1234H 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tgeh 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with imogene
ifletcher 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with tgeh
shaun hunt 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd rpt
KieranFallows 29/May/15 2nd β
Joshcastril 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Marq 26/May/15 2nd rpt
with Natalie Saunders LMC, Mike Nuttall LMC
MikeLeeds 26/May/15 Lead rpt
with Marq
SamT1 23/May/15 TR β
StevieLee 23/May/15 Lead dog
Hardcore Pat 23/May/15 Lead β
with Dr Julie
Hidden 22/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 12/May/15 2nd
with Dave Hunter
Hidden 12/May/15 Lead O/S
dakidunn 10/May/15 2nd
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
KittyKat 04/May/15 Lead dog
with Jody Palmer
Pigpen 06/Apr/15 Lead
with Neil
chrisallan 05/Apr/15 Lead
Ashers ?/Apr/15 2nd
David_Gledson 23/Mar/15 Solo rpt
RabJT 21/Mar/15 2nd RP
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Napesneedle1 16/Mar/15 Lead

It is what it is!!!!! You need a large one after this!

with Kate
Gabe Oliver 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
foostu4 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S

In the soaking wet

CameronH 24/Jan/15 2nd rpt
jon_gill1 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Ian Burton, Christian Turford
alias dave 24/Jan/15 2nd O/S
David_Gledson 04/Jan/15 Solo rpt
Bedford ??/2015 -
pastep 28/Dec/14 2nd
with ebf
ebf 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Block at the top of square chimney is now loose - be aware. As polished as ever.

David_Gledson 27/Dec/14 Solo rpt
Teappleby 24/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 07/Dec/14 2nd
92stokesw 07/Dec/14 Lead
samwillo 30/Nov/14 Solo
mclancy50 23/Nov/14 TR O/S
with UBMC
adam.wood 22/Nov/14 TR O/S
Alpenglow 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Simon A, Adam M, NUMC
Matt Amos 08/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MFB 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with MB
tim newton 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Henry Brett 25/Oct/14 2nd
Tom McCabe 25/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Placed a solid knot!! Got to love a good back-and-foot chimney!

Hidden 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S
lewisg 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Wayne
lanky and weak 17/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Duncan Campbell 11/Oct/14 2nd

Polished Chimney & wide crack at top. Defo glad I didn't solo it.

with Flo, Bubbles
ericinbristol 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Excellent, varied.

with Tim H
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Jono_LS16 ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
lloydrees91 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
dpiddock 24/Aug/14 Lead dnf

So many excuses but basically lost head on the jamming crack. Needed more jam. Had to be rescued with top rope. Was only a couple decent moves from finishing. Much disappoint. Lessons learnt.

chris smith 08/Aug/14 2nd O/S
LanceSolf 08/Aug/14 2nd O/S
freemanTom 07/Aug/14 Lead
with Aaron YMC
Luke Jones 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
mathematically safe 03/Aug/14 -
Will7777 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
williap 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dig 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
David Stevens 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with James Turner, Keith
Hidden 24/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead
Andrew23 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
EmmaRoseT 21/Jul/14 2nd
tsjx 17/Jul/14 Lead
with John Mc
jackappleby 08/Jul/14 2nd β
with Rowan
mol 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Jesse
michaelb1 27/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with J Herb
scott1895 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dakidunn 17/Jun/14 2nd
jbb 17/Jun/14 Lead rpt

went a bit easier than last time. Still love the upper crack.

jonnysims 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Ben Pearce
BnB 17/Jun/14 -
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tanssop 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead
K Mckay 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Claire Wordley
RUDIN.J.D.H 01/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ben_crofts 01/Jun/14 Lead
1poundSOCKS 21/May/14 2nd β

Getting up the chimney took a bit of lateral thinking.

bobpilgrem 21/May/14 Lead O/S
with Matthew
frano81 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
nick ferro 16/May/14 -
with Oli Birkill
jonathan_doyle 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Tough climb this, took a little while to figure out how to get out up and out of the chimney but managed eventually. Some interesting issues with my colour blind second who shouted to use the blue cam, really he meant the purple..

with Amy Bench, Stephen Beard
joe_lancs 05/May/14 Lead O/S
leathers ?/May/14 2nd O/S
with Hugh Dowling
pjames87 ?/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Solo
Charlie Zephyr Booth 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with jim hardwick
tomB 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Juliette
Martin Bagshaw 31/Mar/14 2nd O/S

In trainers. Lovely chimneying

with Bryan Clary
Hidden 23/Mar/14 2nd β
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Lead rpt
MartinJWood 10/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Adrian Ord
sdht 09/Mar/14 Lead
robertmichaellovell 09/Mar/14 Lead
with Bex, Bethan
timreynolds 09/Mar/14 2nd
phillipjohnson 26/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Charlie Low 23/Feb/14 2nd dog
Richard P Coates 02/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Katie
ebf 12/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Lovely. Yes, it was cold, Paul H, but what friction!

PaulHermes 12/Jan/14 2nd O/S

So so cold

with Stewart VCCC
Tom_Shill ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Ollie Hensman-Crook ??/2014 Lead O/S
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo rpt
Nez ??/2014 -
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/13 Lead
Hidden 21/Nov/13 2nd
Al_Matheson 21/Nov/13 Lead RP
with Ginge
Olli-C 16/Nov/13 Lead
TylerM 07/Nov/13 TR dog
with Josh Hawkridge, Matt Mukherjee, James Armstrong
JHolland ?/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Oct/13 2nd
Dexter JW 26/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Alex G
paulmck 20/Oct/13 2nd
La_Vie_En_Rose 20/Oct/13 Lead dog

Brilliant climb but surprisingly difficult! Definitely closer to a VS than HS but very well protected at the difficult moves. Arms got pumped on the crack because I got desperate and stuck a hex in and then couldn't jam properly, so ended up resting on gear which was disappointing! Loved the chimney despite having to climb in a very ungainly fashion!

spragglerocks 17/Oct/13 2nd rpt
with Jon Morgan
morganator 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
jonlord 15/Oct/13 Lead
Gibbs3799 15/Oct/13 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 10/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
andrewcoultherd 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Kieran
splat2million 26/Sep/13 Lead dog

Too scared to do final move to top out so down climbed to the ledge and rested before going back up to finish it.

Helen Boothman 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead dnf
James Oswald 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Tough in the chimney.

with Chris Mullaney, Kyle Wood
Chris_Mullaney 21/Sep/13 2nd
with Mr. K
Mr. K 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Marq 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ruth Creamer
Ugly Kid Jo 14/Sep/13 2nd
with Skinny
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Lead
Alex Thomson 04/Sep/13 2nd
Ardyvoid 29/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 TR
weekendwarrior92 19/Aug/13 Lead
londonoring 19/Aug/13 2nd

Second Rhyse, hard climb

joem 18/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/13 Solo O/S
peppermill 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Matt Cocker
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
brynbobaggins 30/Jul/13 -
Mike_Hayes 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dervey 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rich
Richard Alderton 24/Jul/13 2nd

Polished and awkward.

with Liam
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead
munch88 17/Jul/13 2nd β
with rob
robblowen 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Munch
DaveHo 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Janet G
DavidR 09/Jul/13 2nd rpt
coulson84 08/Jul/13 Lead β
with Simon Weeds
rifrafhughes 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S
jon3163 ?/Jul/13 -
guisboro andy ?/Jul/13 AltLd
RobEdwards ?/Jul/13 2nd
scrambler8848 ?/Jul/13 Lead β
with will warrington
danny_85 26/Jun/13 Lead β
with Anthony
David Wynne 22/Jun/13 2nd
with steve wilson, Tony Womersley
stev1e.wilso 22/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Tony Wolmersley, Dave Wynne
Hidden 18/Jun/13 -
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Andy S 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Richard
Bowzle 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
SafeNath 07/Jun/13 TR rpt
with lb, rb, sc
John HW 06/Jun/13 -
with Tarquin, Cath
herman0055 06/Jun/13 Lead
Tarquin 06/Jun/13 2nd
with johnhw
SafeNath 05/Jun/13 2nd dog

First jamming experience.

with SC, AO
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
tsjx 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Garry
RossKirtley 01/Jun/13 Lead

Super little route, loads of different techniques in there.

with Luke Robinson
noah ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Ian Peachy
Puma 31/May/13 2nd
with Al Franks
RagingPuffin 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
judith neaves 26/May/13 2nd
Shaw Brown 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 20/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Dino Dave 05/May/13 Lead rpt
with Sam
davebrox ?/May/13 Lead
with Fiona
tommytwotone 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
MeMeMe 30/Apr/13 2nd
with Tom
tsjx 30/Apr/13 Lead
with Jen
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
Jordangask 24/Apr/13 TR
MichaelGallimore 21/Apr/13 -

Nice varied climb. Challenging though! My first 'MVS'

with Jared Kitchen, Becci dubidu
Bertbee 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Amy
Laurence Cowton 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Conor
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead
adamwesthead 19/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Lyndon
Hidden 16/Apr/13 2nd
kitkat78 15/Apr/13 2nd
with SteveM
lanky and weak 15/Apr/13 Lead
SteveM 15/Apr/13 Lead
with Kat
DannyKrall 16/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Jenny Monkey 16/Mar/13 2nd
Lukem6 16/Mar/13 Lead O/S
BGoodman 05/Mar/13 2nd
helixmh 03/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Lead
damok 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Second ever lead

damok 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Jack93 17/Feb/13 2nd dog
spidermonkey09 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Started the chimney facing the wrong way, then nearly blew the crack. Not a good warm up when you can't jam!

a13x 16/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Pierre Bouilhol
Metalbear ?/Feb/13 2nd
cherad 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Louise Bell
David_Gledson 06/Jan/13 Lead rpt
with Tom
David_Gledson 06/Jan/13 Lead rpt
with Tom
Deezel65 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Great little route, real variety of styles in a short space with a great jamming crack to finish

cragtyke 05/Jan/13 2nd
TallPaulT ??/2013 Lead O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Wizzy ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
andy jennings 16/Dec/12 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
theocelano 09/Dec/12 2nd
LJC 09/Dec/12 Lead
with Theo
marzi ?/Dec/12 2nd
with will smith
yekko 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
maumau 17/Nov/12 Lead O/S
coulson84 16/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Simon Weeds
eburki1 16/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/12 2nd rpt
lanky and weak 08/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Coops_13 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Put this bugger to sleep

with Simon
sarah hawker 27/Oct/12 Lead dog

Fell off twice in the chimney and had to rest a few inches short of the finishing jugs :-(

with bob
franksnb 20/Oct/12 Lead dnf

I am terrible at jamming, the chimney is easy when you know how.

with keith
Mr Fuller 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Made a right mess of the chimney but eventually managed it.

Hidden 08/Oct/12 TR O/S
Morgan P 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Fine except I made it so much more awkward for myself getting onto the first little ledge than I needed to.

with Lawrence Ian Furse
DaveAtkinson 23/Sep/12 Lead
with P.Cannon, M.Lawton
Hidden 23/Sep/12 -
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Sep/12 TR
dmetcalfe 17/Sep/12 2nd
Dibdawg 16/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Scott Haslam
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
cpoad 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Found the back and footing strenuous and took ages to commit to moving high enough to get out of it

with Lee H 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with jamesca
MeMeMe 06/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/12 AltLd
Jim Brownlow 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Mad Len
Kerstin_V 01/Sep/12 2nd
yorkshiresherpa 30/Aug/12 2nd O/S
tobyk 24/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
John Brayshaw 23/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Phil Mercer 23/Aug/12 2nd
Neal Butterworth 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd
SteveHi 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead
j.buckley87 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
lilliyan 29/Jul/12 2nd
with Ewan
oread 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead
rooftops 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
petekeron 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
riven 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
freemanTom 07/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Found much steadier years later. Good traditional route.

with Rasheed, Brian Sigma
rich.wy 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Touch and go getting out of the Chimney due to polish. Back and foot to that point.

Hidden 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S
aJmes1 19/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead up the square chimney and ran out of gear for the whiskey crack, 2nd up the whiskey crack.

with Paul Gibbison
alexm198 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/12 -
Harry Holmes 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Dad
Calum Wadsworth 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with S.O.C
treg 05/Jun/12 -

Rach fell in the chimney, gear ripped, she landed on me, my head landed on a rock, trip to Leeds A & E, 6 staples in the back of my head. Lesson: belayers should wear helmets, even at grit crags. Obvious? Seems so now. Lucky it wasn't worse. Massive thanks to the boulderer who helped bandage me up.

with Rachel
NeilOMalley 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
A Walker 04/Jun/12 2nd
Steven Andrews 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Arjan
CurlyStevo ?/Jun/12 Lead

really good climb with a perplexing crux.

with Kevin
jemmerson5 30/May/12 Lead O/S
Dave McKechnie 29/May/12 2nd

IMO, not a HS as per the Rockfax guide although a good introduction to chimneying and jamming!!

with Walt
daWalt 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead RP
Neal Butterworth 21/May/12 TR rpt
with Ian Newbold
joe king 21/May/12 AltLd
with Rose
DanT 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
simon1985 20/May/12 Lead
stev1e.wilso 20/May/12 2nd O/S
with Simon
masa-alpin 12/May/12 2nd β

Nice chimney move.

with Claudia
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/12 Lead O/S
alias dave 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Kate Dibb ?/May/12 2nd dog
with Jack Emmerson
mattwilk ?/May/12 2nd β

Had previously top-roped with much difficulty. Would not fancy leading the chimney, polished and unpredictable!

with Rich
Hidden 12/Apr/12 2nd O/S
SteveHi 12/Apr/12 Lead
efrance24234 21/Mar/12 Solo O/S
dainbramaged999 20/Mar/12 2nd rpt
ERH 20/Mar/12 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Great route of two halves - Square Chimney requires some thought and the polish doesn't help, whilst Whisky Crack is pumpier. Certainly thought it was harder than the HS 4b that Rockfax suggests.

with Henry Hakkinen
Hidden 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
kyaizawa 11/Mar/12 2nd rpt
lcullum7 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Andy Syme 29/Feb/12 TR O/S
spitfirerick 19/Feb/12 Lead
petekeron ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Decmorris 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
riven 29/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Ellie
Hidden 29/Jan/12 2nd
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
ruairidhwad ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Calum Wadsworth
robertmctague ??/2012 Lead

Had seconded a while back

pw1987 ??/2012 -
Dickon151 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
daprince ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
jacob.holding ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Martin Holding, Kevin Robinson
mikekeswick ??/2012 -
elCapitano 12/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with Coatesy
Richard P Coates 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/11 2nd
tatz45 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jono Covell
mzchambers 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Alex the Alex ?/Oct/11 2nd
Andy Graham ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Macintyre
Hidden 30/Sep/11 -
vix 15/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Lucy, Alex
Hidden 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/11 2nd
a13x 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Paul S
sdht 03/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
Bloke on a Rope 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Found the chimney quite tricky, but the jams at the top are mega!

with Matt
Climbster 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
will_benfold 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Floris
RyMole 20/Aug/11 Lead

Nice and varied climbing all the way to the top.

johnpuddephatt 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Ryan Mole
Paul Eckton 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead
sam@work 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with tom
Flash29 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
camacow ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

first day of leading trad ever and onsighted this.... small slip in bottom chimmey but held it with my arms before swinging round right and to big hold..... nice route.... felt sketchy

Klingon 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Clyde
Hidden 19/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Bennykr 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

nice route

with MCrowther
Dave89 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
payeo20 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Chimney more awkward than it looks. Quite claustrophobic. Fun crack at the top

louby 25/Jun/11 2nd
chris_B 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

just about slid up this in the wet

pebbles 22/Jun/11 2nd
with alex, astell
timcedwards 21/Jun/11 2nd
rockman 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Solo rpt
succa89 16/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Irish, munch88
munch88 16/Jun/11 Lead β
with irish, dan sutcliffe
BethanWhite 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Siobhan Butler, Matt Greenwood
FragOcon 09/Jun/11 2nd
Ste Ridd 25/May/11 Lead

Chimney very polished

with Jason
Jimmy1976 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Chimney very polished

with Simon
Simonj 14/May/11 2nd β
with jim
Hidden 03/May/11 2nd O/S
alisterrobbird 03/May/11 Lead dnf

First attempt at jamming-bottled it on the top section, toproped with ease to collect my gear. Weak!!!!!!

alisterrobbird 03/May/11 TR rpt
Neal Butterworth 02/May/11 Lead O/S
David Kay 28/Apr/11 2nd
with Chris Williams
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd dog
John Lewis 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Maureen
James Moyle 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark stephenson 13/Apr/11 -
mark stephenson 13/Apr/11 Lead
mark stephenson 13/Apr/11 Lead


Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo rpt
xphoenix0 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Great Lead - nice green Chimney - new rules no more chimneys thanks andrea

Hidden 08/Apr/11 2nd β
monkeyman79 05/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Polished chimney. Nice crack ;-)

with David Edmondson
mfisher 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Tom Keaveny 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with mfisher
Sam Marks 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Polished start and then great climbing to the top

robblowen 23/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Munch
munch88 23/Mar/11 2nd β
with rob
Dafydd Llywelyn 22/Mar/11 2nd
Tom_Jermy 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Took a quiet half an hour of contemplation before actually getting the chimney, crack was a breeze.

clairepoppett 20/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Iain Downs, Jim Gaffney
Jim Gaffney 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
dainbramaged999 19/Mar/11 Lead β

seconded with josh before

Theeni 09/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Will McEvoy
RyanC 01/Mar/11 Lead

Made a complete mess of this, downclimbed the middle section about 3 times and then when I eventually got to the ledge, both pieces of gear came out! Great fun though!

ChrisWills ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
David Kay 27/Feb/11 2nd
with Aaron O'Leary
Liam Ingram 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Roberttaylor 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Pleasant jamming.

APRS 16/Feb/11 2nd
Matt_L_Robinson 16/Feb/11 Lead dog

foot slipped of bridging section at the bottom. dam.

Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead
Pete Nugent 12/Feb/11 2nd rpt

Met Ian Adamson for the first time in about 30 years!

Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Dafydd Llywelyn 08/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Huw Goodall
Hidden 08/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Palindrome ?/Feb/11 2nd
barni 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Renegade_Pony 28/Jan/11 2nd dog
benchwarmer 28/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Justina
Dafydd Llywelyn 27/Jan/11 Lead O/S

A right bugger of a chimney, but fun in hindsight!!

with Doug
andysroom 23/Jan/11 2nd
Dino Dave 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Awkward top crack! Moved left out of the crack and used two solid holds on the face to get to the top!

with Dad
smithjmw46 21/Jan/11 Lead O/S
dainbramaged999 21/Jan/11 2nd
wahniel ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
Hidden ??/2011 -
helixmh ??/2011 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
CragDog ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
jcurrie93 ??/2011 Lead O/S
with mathew dudman
BethM ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
PaulHermes 12/Dec/10 AltLd
with Tibor
David Kay 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S
ChrisWills 21/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with David Kirsfelds, Will Taite
benjaminireland 21/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Hannah Beresford
thetradlad 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Superb. W/ Leonie?

Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
TRFrost 30/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead
ambrooker 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Pete Bayliss
Urban5teve 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
LiL Saz 23/Oct/10 2nd
Jungle_153 23/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Tony Wood
Danny Crump 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
tony wood 23/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with gareth robarts
Hidden 20/Oct/10 -
mike bridges 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Awkward up the chimney!couldn`t get the no 1 wire out Geoff had placed.spent about 25 mins trying to get it whilst Geoff was freezing at the top! ist runner i`ve ever had to leave,felt really bad.(even more so as it was MY wire! ha ha) Tom is now on a mission to remove the now knackered wire,so as not to continue to deface the climb.

with Geoff Nichols
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
pwilkie 09/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Treated the chimney as a chimney and this certainly made it easier (back to the left). In the past I've tried to wedge my feet in, and this never really worked.

with nick ferro
nick ferro 09/Oct/10 -
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
swaino777 30/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with James Greenwood
Rowansb 25/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
joe_lancs 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
climbing_rocks1983 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
A Crook 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

getting on for the most polished route in christendom

NeilGriffiths 04/Sep/10 2nd
with Adam
jshields 22/Aug/10 Lead
with Jonathan Harrison
adamwesthead 21/Aug/10 2nd β
with Zeb
pigeonjim 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with McG
Hidden 21/Aug/10 Lead dog
zebster 21/Aug/10 Lead β
with Adam
mattyork2 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Harry from Leeds
Jon Read 08/Aug/10 Solo
slik tommy 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

bottom is really polished and awkward. eases after the chimney.

esther ?/Aug/10 2nd
wilkie14c 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
christensena 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with John A
xphoenix0 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with AlanC
John Brayshaw 19/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Andrew Wilson 19/Jun/10 2nd
wayne higgins leeds uk 13/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
sten 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Alec Rycroft
pnorth 29/May/10 2nd

First half is a bitch. Probably not that hard once you know the trick. But a bitch.

with Tim Ewington
ojp 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave, Robin
Dave Foster 23/May/10 2nd rpt
with Si
tomprestwich 21/May/10 Lead RP
spragglerocks 19/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
pwilkie 11/May/10 2nd O/S
charley 01/May/10 2nd O/S

Backed off leading this so down climbed and handed the rope to Ange. Awkward move up the chimney. The upper crack is easier but a bit sustained. Never a HS as it says in Rockfax....

with Steve Fletcher, Ange, Geoff, Kev
Tithe Technique 01/May/10 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Used typical chimney climbing technique...back and footing...really polished at the bottom...then up to the crack, didn't use the block as it felt out of balance so just jammed from the bottom....was quite pumpy tho good jams.

chumleywarner 01/May/10 TR O/S
fionaholt ?/May/10 2nd
with jonny
Andy_Ward1982 18/Apr/10 TR
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
phleppy 10/Apr/10 TR
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead rpt
tony wood 03/Apr/10 2nd
with Rob
Rob Laird 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
pudding ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hanski ?/Apr/10 2nd
NaomiHart 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
PeteH 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Mowglee 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 13/Mar/10 2nd rpt
gingergeorge 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Boococck
gingergeorge 13/Mar/10 Lead
with Dave Boococck
johniebriggs ?/Feb/10 Lead

In the wet and snow! love this climb

dancey1981 ?/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
kieranlivett 29/Jan/10 TR O/S
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Teappleby ??/2010 Lead
with max
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

HS in my guide VS is much nearer the mark, nice

with Pete aka Dad
al99 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Scott Evans
Rick Ashton 04/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Could not get past whiskey crack

with Andy Salt
riven 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Freddie
jimorothy 01/Sep/09 Lead

Found the chimney relatively easy but Whiskey Crack with rain was pumpy, hard and scary... but those jugs at the top come in handy.

with Rachel Crolla
bencole ?/Sep/09 Lead G/U
with Andy
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd
mikeyg 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John Baston
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead rpt
James_D 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Esther
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead
Em66 19/Aug/09 2nd
with Mat
Didymus 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
staceyjg 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
minaturechris 16/Aug/09 Lead

5 of us climbed this and we all did the chimney in our own unique comical style. An interesting route from the off with great jugs to top out on.

with Stacey
Kirk 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route.

with Skenders
Mark Salter 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead
Boj S ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
AlistairB 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Bridgett
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead rpt
hoyle118 08/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Kieran
lucy rouse 06/Jul/09 Lead
with David Roberts and Nicloa Harrison
al99 02/Jul/09 Solo O/S
brummievet ?/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Small wires very usefl in the chimney and at the block. No.s 3.5 and 4 friends make the crack easily protectable. All you need are these friends and a rack of wires. DO READ THE GUDEBOOK for its advice on style of ascent!!

adamwesthead 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S


with Zeb
zebster 07/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Jim, Adam
hellboundblr 31/May/09 Lead
with Dave London, Danny Smudge
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd
stevepotter 31/May/09 Lead
with Andy E
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd O/S
coombsy 28/May/09 Lead O/S

Found the chimney easier than expected - nice climb.

with Neil D
Hidden 27/May/09 2nd
v man 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Kat
FrankW 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Alice C
godusty 22/May/09 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 08/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tom postgrad
jonny taylor 15/Apr/09 2nd
with Andy B
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead
jimstanton 12/Apr/09 2nd
odox 12/Apr/09 2nd
Helen23 08/Apr/09 2nd
with Ben Hirst
climbing_rocks1983 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Petey
good_value ?/Apr/09 Lead dog

Had to rest towards the top and a flop finish. Lisa was a pain!

with Lisa
dan gibson 19/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with AJ
David_Gledson 16/Mar/09 Lead
with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
AJ007 ?/Mar/09 Solo
Christian Beck ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
DMiss 28/Feb/09 Lead dog
with Andy L
AndyL 28/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with dan missen
Booey 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S

Bloody hard at the start.

buddha1369 17/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd
Nicos 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with ryan
bpmclimb 02/Jan/09 Lead rpt

Cold and damp, and therefore quite a challenge

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 02/Jan/09 2nd
ekaterina sigida ??/2009 2nd

Really enjoyed it! Great climb.

with Lewis Vaughan
adi bryant ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Lee
Marti999 20/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Rollins
Hidden 11/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Macca_7 09/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Tricky finishing crack after a tricky chimmney, good route.

johniebriggs ?/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 29/Nov/08 2nd
Hidden 28/Nov/08 Lead
Will Hunt 15/Nov/08 2nd rpt
with Tom Nichols
Andy DB 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S

What a climb the bottom section is an classic chimney climbing knees in you chin job. Then the route becomes a classic grit stone crack to the top.

with Tom Garth
shouter ?/Nov/08 Lead
Timpy1584 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Caz, Steve
stimpey 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Tom, Cas
coral21 12/Oct/08 2nd dnf
with Steve, Tom
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Simonj 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with james
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd
CJE 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Catherine Pickup, Richard Merrell
thinair48 ?/Sep/08 Lead
with Gareth
Hidden 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
AndyMay 28/Aug/08 2nd
with Emily
garywong 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Jamie Smart
harryt 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Craig
Hidden 17/Aug/08 2nd
jonny taylor 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Found the chimney extremely tough

with Chris S
Hidden 16/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd
John Pickles 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Rich Kawecki 07/Aug/08 2nd dog

Slipped off at start... oops

with Chris Wilson
Hidden 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
freemanTom ?/Aug/08 Lead dog
with Roger Lord
barney800 ?/Aug/08 2nd
duzinga 30/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Brian and Tenk
kitch22 29/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Chris Tolley
gilldando 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S

thought it was harder than the guide book let on

with Mike
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

nice polished start...

with gill
duzinga 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
DavidR 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd
Chris Sansum 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Kate, aka 'Control Freak'
lucasp 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Struggled up the chimney. Took ages. Crack was great.

with Ricardo
Hidden 08/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead
sdi 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Tom K
heidavey 12/Jun/08 TR dog

Slipped in the chimney. Managed the crack clean. A few more practises and then I will try to lead it.

with Susi
Monk 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with RUMC
dougiestein 04/Jun/08 Lead
with itchy
andrewineichen 04/Jun/08 2nd dog
with dougie 3csm
markfairbank 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Mick started this one but backed off leaving 2 bits of gear low down in Square Chimney, clipped those and finished ok. Back and footing to start and then steep jamming to finish - didn't use the block to get established in Whiskey Crack.

pebbles 02/Jun/08 AltLd

done as two pitches, will led square chimney, I led whiskey crack. As strenuous as ever!

Will Smith 02/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

After a bit of twisting and turning, I finally worked out how to back and foot the chimney and realised I could do this the whole way up. After struggling with whiskey crack until my arms were pumped solid, I set up a belay and handed over the lead to Peri. Great route but strenuous and tricky moves in a few places.

with Peri
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
banx22 23/May/08 -

This was a right pig to get out of the chimney. good climb though

with Dave Roberts
ollyroberts 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jack
Jack00 18/May/08 2nd rpt
with Olly
Hidden 14/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
karly54 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/08 -
wanderso 01/May/08 Lead O/S

Quite desperate really. Felt off balance in the first crack. Once realised you had to use your back and foot (read the guide!) then was ok, but the fun didn't finish there; in the whisky crack was pumping badly and fumbling protection in the form of a hex into the crack whilst fist jammed in and teetering on toes. When safe felt remarkably at ease, amazing the diference, and did the rest relatively easily. Excellent climb, thoroughly enjoyed and relieved to finish safely.

with David Anderson
Lumbering Oaf ?/May/08 Lead RP

finally had the nerve to go for it

Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
Dave Foster ?/May/08 Lead rpt

Polished chimney wanting to spit you out into rough bomber hand jams. Brilliant.

with Bryn
SteveHi ?/Apr/08 -
with Chris Rees
stewart100 ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
AMJ098 ?/Apr/08 2nd
Si dH 30/Mar/08 2nd RP

Failed to lead this a long tiem ago. Found it quite tough seconding even now - the chimney, especially getting out of it, is desperate. Terrible polish.

with Neil, Mark, Rich
Tanya Savage 29/Mar/08 2nd dog

Square chimney a complete pig and rain didn't help! Small wires would be handy (as would better climbing ability)

Neil Pacey 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Polished glass!

Hidden ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Mark Walter 24/Feb/08 2nd O/S
pog100 23/Feb/08 2nd
Reaver2k 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Had been eyeing up this all day! After a chill out I decided to just go for it. Had been sitting around for quite a while with Will Hunt, his mate and Gareth so was getting a bit cold in the wind! Luckily, Gareth had a set (or two!) of micronuts which deffonately came in handy in the bottom section which I'm not sure I would have commited to if it wasn't for them. The bottom has some really interesting tricky back and footing, leading to a rest, some gear, and a swing out right onto the arete, one more tricky move and you're up onto the ledge, lovely, favourite back and footing I've done. Second (erm.... pitch?) is total contrast. Really pumpy with no real rests. I couldn't see what the guide ment by approaching from the left so I took it direct by a few tricky jamming moves. I placed tonnes of gear (why? I'm a big scardey cat) which led to me getting a pump on. A few tricky moves and up into a very poor rest pumping out. I slammed in some more gear in the top crack as quick as I could (FEEET ALAN, FEET!) which wasn't very quick. Almost pumping out the the extent of needing a rest by now but I had bomber gear and decided just to go for it. Top crack has steep, but perfect jams which is a relief after the horrible rest I decided to spend my time in. Top out into the wind again onto the flutes at the top, absolutely wonderful! Again maybe one of my favouite routes! 3 stars certainly. Spent a while woffling trying to find a extra decent belay incase the other struggled, which evidently they didn't. Did the first part elegently, and the top section thuggy. Wondering if I was just missing the foot holds, or maybe not foot jamming? Whatever I did it shouldn't have been that hard! Do this climb!

with Mike Saul (Dad), Gareth
Mr.Billiams 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Lyndsey
Hidden 10/Feb/08 TR
Andy Moles 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Calum
AndyL 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick
JdotP 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Bjarte Grytli Seim
pimpy ?/Feb/08 Lead
bridget143 ?/Jan/08 2nd
bridget143 ?/Jan/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
joshen ??/2008 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2008 Lead
with John Harrison, Pete Scott
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S

Soft innit. Doesn't feel like a proper VS and how does a "MVS" followed by a rest for as long as you like before a "HS" make a VS?

alaan 06/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Adam1973 03/Nov/07 2nd rpt
with philnorv
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Simonj ?/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with james
jonka ?/Nov/07 Lead
with guv
camjberry ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Greg Grace
Hidden 31/Oct/07 Lead O/S
indigostarlight 13/Oct/07 TR
JLS 12/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Joe Miller 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Phil Wilkinson
bpmclimb 26/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with John A
FrankKeogh 26/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Tricky Start,Does not help with cold hands.

with Pete Davies
AlanDavis 12/Sep/07 TR O/S
with Jonah
dazbarker 12/Sep/07 TR O/S
Adam1973 06/Sep/07 Lead rpt
jlury 06/Sep/07 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 30/Aug/07 2nd rpt
Matt Bill Platypus 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Once you realise you've got to use classic back and foot, it's easy!! (left guide book in the car!)

Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
MikeLeeds 28/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Mira Slavova
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Jack00 18/Jul/07 2nd rpt
Adam1973 12/Jul/07 Lead O/S
stewart murray 12/Jul/07 2nd
JWB 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
markhowley 08/Jul/07 2nd
with Tim, Sandy
beegsyboy 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Sandy + Mark
9fingerjon 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Matt G
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Rampikino 09/Jun/07 2nd
with Cat
KitCat 09/Jun/07 Lead
with Mat
Thomas L 26/May/07 TR O/S
with Heledd Lyne
PanzerHanzler 25/May/07 Lead O/S
with David Rafe
Hidden 06/May/07 Lead O/S
tomB 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead
pebbles ?/May/07 Lead RP

someone has thoughtfully lost a nut to the crack at the top of the chimney, just where you really want one. used it but didnt trust it, but tested it afterward and decided its as solid as you could wish for.

Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 22/Apr/07 Lead
with Joe Worsnip
freerangecat 21/Apr/07 TR

Mmmm chimney:)

with Chris (lead), Kate (2nd)
Andy Hudson 18/Apr/07 TR
with Graham Matthews
alexyoung 14/Apr/07 2nd β
with Steve
furry 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Young
mje1398 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dom
Simon Perry 10/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Mick Ellerton
Aussie Mick 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Perry
supafly 06/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Jack00 30/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
01sdool 12/Mar/07 Lead RP

Warm day with light breeze

with Josh Chapman
jamo 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with karl
joe larner 03/Mar/07 Lead

Did it for the third time, great route, awesome protection. The chimney at the starts great fun. Probably HS or MVS and only 4B VS goes a bit far due to the quality of the pro and it being not to sustained.

deanj ?/Mar/07 -
perfectlynormalbeast 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S

Climbed in the most horrific wind, almost blown off a few times. Chimney was fine, took a while to get a Jam I trusted in the crack. Guess I need to work on that.

with Jessica Lam
Xav 27/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Greg Grace
steve_hoey ??/2007 Lead rpt
with Matt Tindale
nick ferro ??/2007 -
davetigger ??/2007 -
Wayne S ??/2007 Lead
RossG123 ??/2007 -
Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Matt Rowat 05/Nov/06 Lead β

seconded years b4.

Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
chiverstom 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with James Baker
clive-greenwood 08/Oct/06 Solo
Dax H 01/Oct/06 Lead dnf

Bottled the last handjam move when I was only a few feet from the top.

with Andy Aughty
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Haglington ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Graham Arkley
charlie barnes 20/Aug/06 2nd
Andysomething 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Felt very committing into the final crack, but made it work (cheers Tony W)

with Tony Worboys
Hidden 28/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/06 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/06 Lead
Mutl3y 02/Jul/06 2nd
with Tony
Goose 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S

A marvellous climb. Chimbney was great, though only a few moves, followed by clinging on and moving up as best as can be managed. After all that, the crack looms. The jamming was a bit more like finding the secret holds and pockets in the crack. Good fun.

with Fran, Darren
DJayB ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
chris2451 ?/Jul/06 Lead β
Hidden 28/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Harry The Owl 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Excellent start up the chimney... gear not great. Then step off block and jam to top.

with Jools
reapey 23/Jun/06 2nd
with wayne
Chriswallis2 20/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Jim
andysroom ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Dax H 29/May/06 2nd dog
with Richard Edgel
dan_o_b ?/May/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Jaime
robman ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Northen Vince 20/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Zoe
Lev 18/Feb/06 2nd
with James Byrne
ukb & bmc shark 11/Feb/06 Lead
with Bruce Woodley
Ed Causton ??/2006 Lead O/S
deanj ??/2006 2nd
gonzo_ls9 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with nol, d dickey
ashleylist ??/2006 -
markalmack ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 13/Nov/05 Lead
alicia ?/Oct/05 Lead β
with Ali K
reg_measures ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with jenny measures
duncana 24/Sep/05 2nd

Bit awkward to start, varied though

with Pippa Archer
Rob Davies 24/Jul/05 2nd
with Andy Gee, Phil Ashton
steve_hoey 09/Jul/05 Lead
VS4b 14/Jun/05 2nd
jason 04/May/05 Lead O/S
with mike
Neal Butterworth 02/May/05 2nd O/S
mike fenwick ?/May/05 Solo

back rope solo

Smeegan ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Dale
Chesh ?/May/05 Lead
with Lawrence
beermonkey ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 -
sdht ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead
barney_edin 15/Nov/04 -
Hidden 01/Oct/04 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/04 Lead
kitch22 05/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Daniel Metcalfe
craigswoods ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Rob Nason
Hidden ?/May/04 TR
antroy 25/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Brown 25/Jan/04 Solo O/S
markburgin83 ??/2004 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
pezzerrr ??/2004 Solo O/S
stewart murray ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Derek Sutton
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 05/Dec/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/03 2nd O/S
Mattyk 18/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Dominick Spracklen
Simon Caldwell 30/Jul/03 2nd rpt
with Rich
Hidden 22/Jul/03 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 06/Jun/03 2nd rpt
with Pete Twist
cem 01/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Sally Dipple
Phil West 06/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
Hidden 25/Jan/03 Lead
MazElden ??/2003 -
Sean_J ??/2003 Lead β
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
steveP ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
joe king ?/Sep/02 2nd
with steveP
dougiestein ?/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/02 2nd
Hidden 29/May/02 Lead O/S
stevo smith 05/May/02 Lead rpt

Also climbed in 1993/96/97/98 wi Art.smith (dad). Top rope, 2nd n lead

with Arthur smith (Dad)
Mark Stevenson 27/Apr/02 Solo O/S
didntcomelast 21/Apr/02 AltLd

With Jon Trafford a most excellent friend and colleague. Sadly taken from us in sept 2015. RIP Jon.

Hidden 30/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/02 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead rpt
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead rpt
with Carmen
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
ando227 ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
WB ?/Jan/01 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2001 2nd O/S
antclark6381 10/Oct/00 Lead
John Brayshaw 08/Oct/00 Lead rpt
with Andy Blakely
malc 12/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with CL
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Jonathan Richardson ??/2000 Lead O/S
akhughes ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
brockers ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Roget 26/Oct/99 Solo O/S
with jon
Hidden 01/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
John Brayshaw 16/Jun/98 2nd O/S
with Chris
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
jameshiggins ??/1998 -
Hidden 13/Jul/97 2nd
Andy S ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
rob.grafton ??/1995 -
Andy Say 11/May/94 Lead
roncaves 17/Jul/93 Lead
adam carless ??/1992 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/1992 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
crossleysm ??/1990 Solo

c. 1990

RichardMc 28/Oct/88 2nd O/S
with Dave Langmead
Pete Pozman ??/1988 -
lithos ??/1988 Lead
with all sorts
Martin Bennett 30/May/85 -

Met Ivan and family whilst soloing. Never saw them again.

with Ivan Wildman
Bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Roy Stuart ??/1984 Lead
GaryM ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Dale
Pete Ford ?/May/81 Lead
Hidden 16/Jan/77 Solo
mikej 24/Apr/74 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Hidden ??/1968 -
Dave Musgrove 13/Feb/66 Lead
jcw 12/Jun/63 Lead
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