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8m. The thin crack in the right wall of the chimney deserves its name (and 5c) if you don't use the footholds behind you! © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, 100 Western Grit Stars.

WillRhodes 20/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Chimney Start

Flavio 08/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 30/Apr/17 2nd O/S
bigbobbyking 08/Apr/17 Lead
with Chris Bull
Andypeak 06/Mar/17 Lead
gaz3212 06/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Stroppy 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with SUMC
Graeme Hammond 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

led direct start then soloed standard after.

with Alastair Atkinson
lost.arrow 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
mark44 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
ollyrowe 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
slab_happy 07/Oct/16 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 07/Oct/16 2nd
with Clare
Kinge 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Owen Williams
Ben1983 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/16 -
Ianhulme ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 23/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Phil O
mrphilipoldham 23/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hillson 17/Aug/16 2nd
with Josh, Pete Wilson
Jweden2 13/Aug/16 2nd
Lawray 19/Jun/16 2nd β
StevieLee 19/Jun/16 Lead
with Lawray
knighty 19/Jun/16 Lead
with Tom Swift
SuperLee1985 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Very nice climb. Used the holds behind for hands and feet. Well protected. Exciting top section.

with Jack Leung
AnniH 18/Jun/16 Lead β

There's more gear than you think ground up. Significant confidence boost from the knowledge.

with TonyB
phleppy 09/Jun/16 Lead
with Garr
stevethomas 04/Jun/16 Lead
with Heather
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead
stratandrew 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Excellent route

with James Hall
UnkArl 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Dan, Des, Debbie
dantheoptimist 14/May/16 2nd
cpforbes 08/May/16 TR O/S
GargoyleFeet 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
thecruxclimber 05/May/16 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie 03/Apr/16 Lead rpt
philmitch 03/Apr/16 -

No use of chimney to rear. Tough, have done easier hvs.

M60OON ??/2016 2nd
with rob 528
Hidden 13/Oct/15 Lead
DrIan 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Kevin
Kevin Cass 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 11/Aug/15 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Dad
petegruf 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

perfect protection

with giovanna
will9911 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Alison
James-m-h 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
abtibbs 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Hugo
Martin Bagshaw 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Neil Passmore
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 22/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Lee W
lee1234 22/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
David Stevens 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
poigol5043 19/Jul/14 Lead
Wright.phil 15/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with ClaireD, Paul Hy
Paul Hy 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt
ClaireD 15/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Phil Wright, Paul Hyland
littleduck 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 21/May/14 2nd
DanChad 21/May/14 2nd O/S
gavster 21/May/14 Lead
with kev
Chris Murray 21/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/May/14 TR
ClareG 17/May/14 2nd O/S

Nice climb

alcrosby 17/May/14 2nd
Hidden 17/May/14 TR
Joemanglerocks 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
saalty 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Andy S, Jim, Terri
terri mc 18/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Andy Shardlow
Alex_Derbyshire 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Much better than it looks, with some really fun gymnastic moves. Couldn't make myself do the direct start, I'm not one for eliminates.

with Emily
Adrianw 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Phillips
Callum van Werkhoven 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Stu Breese
gavster2405 14/Jul/13 2nd
ipegg 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mikealexpayne 25/Jun/13 Lead
Indy92 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 TR
2themax 05/May/13 TR
bobpilgrem 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Bob/Nic
staceyjg 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Lovely climb

JM0rrison 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 06/Apr/13 Lead RP

DNF'd yesterday, creamed it today no probs.

with Umer
Andypeak 05/Apr/13 2nd
Paul Hy 05/Apr/13 Lead dnf

it was getting late and should have done something easier!

with Andy S
saffy ??/2013 -
Rob Gillespie ??/2013 Lead O/S
joeflan 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Stone Muppet 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Much better and more independent than it looks

with ah
riff156 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Barnet
TM_Horton 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S

at night !

with Guy
Hooo 06/Oct/12 2nd

Climbed it without using the holds behind, but had to detour into the depths of the crack to retrieve gear.

with Andrew
will9911 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Robnort 16/Sep/12 TR O/S

went up the crack only.

Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
David Kay 04/Sep/12 2nd
Jules Lane 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Nice route

Batt 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Nearly dark and still easier and with more gear than most of the HS's around here!

with Jules
Hoyes 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Simon R, David K
Paula Ryan ?/Sep/12 2nd
with Hazel
Robnort 24/Aug/12 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Saul
markblair 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nice route wasn't going to try the 5c version though!

with Alison Dixon
sambosanquet101 23/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/12 Lead
Sam Knowles 20/Jun/12 2nd
with rob
Hillson 22/May/12 Lead O/S
TM_Horton 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
fletch540 ??/2012 Lead O/S
with joe flannagan
Hidden ??/2012 -
PeteWilson 24/Aug/11 Lead O/S

nice, thought provoking climb

with Andrew Graham
eeonz 20/Aug/11 2nd
carl wilcock 20/Aug/11 Lead
Ky 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nathaelle Bouttes
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
WillCass 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Si
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead
terri mc 04/Jun/11 2nd β

Should of led it but I was been a wimp!

with Nicola Pledger, Andy Shardlow
Bullybones 02/Jun/11 Lead
paul horabin 01/Jun/11 -
Double Knee Bar 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Iain
Dave Mahon ?/May/11 2nd


with Rob Munday
mksmith35 27/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

couldn't resist using the LH crack at the bottom

Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

A perfect end to the day. A lovely crack line.

Hoyes 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul J, Dick W
will9911 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
najki_2000 10/Apr/11 2nd β

with the back footholds, still quite hard start, top half had nice moves

with Chris Rose
Killianmurphy 02/Apr/11 2nd β
with Matt Snell
Hardcore Pat 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
mol 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Jesse
Mikael 06/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
matthomas79 24/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Killianmurphy 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with alex maggs
matthomas79 16/Oct/10 Lead β
with Nicola Thomas
antmorgan1991 20/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
LiL Saz 12/Sep/10 2nd
marclloyd77 12/Sep/10 2nd
bobpilgrem 09/Sep/10 TR O/S
with Bob/Nic
danJBA 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
philboy 27/Aug/10 Lead
with matt g
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/10 TR O/S
JasonV 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Phil
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
John Lewis 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

and Ewan

with Maureen
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Jimbo79 31/May/10 2nd O/S
gingerwolf 16/May/10 2nd O/S

Did pedantic 5c start

chrissyboy ?/May/10 Lead β
with Jim Lear
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Laura-lou 08/Apr/10 2nd
Ewan Russell 21/Mar/10 Solo rpt
with joel
donkster 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
Rob Davies 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Dec/09 Lead O/S
donkster 19/Dec/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead
Birdo 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Whitehead
Tanya Savage 05/Jul/09 2nd

Great route, bridge across corner then delicate moves onto and up slab

Neil Pacey 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
cooper leek 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with donk
donkster 23/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with ben
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd
Chris Harding 30/May/09 Lead β
with Emma Key
mr_cf 23/May/09 TR O/S

without black wall! making it 5c!

with Julien Chape
deanr 23/May/09 Lead O/S
cayteye 02/May/09 Lead RP

had seconded it first

with Paul Highams
tradguy 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
craig d 26/Apr/09 -
with Simon Kincaid
Si dH 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 TR
wilkie14c 11/Apr/09 Lead
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 11/Apr/09 TR
Rob Laird 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with B Sosin
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd
snakebite 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Leese
heathergotrumbled 22/Mar/09 TR O/S
Ewan Russell 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Peter Drake 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Martyn ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 12/Oct/08 TR O/S
rob wmc 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alan
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
climbing_wiggy ?/Aug/08 2nd β
with Bolty
mmalbon 30/Jul/08 TR

Tried the difficult start and had to admit defeat again! Enjoyed the rest of the climb, still feels quite difficult.

with Mick, James and Dave Lowndes
Duncan I 02/Jul/08 Lead
with Steve Pardoe
mmalbon 25/May/08 TR

I used the easy start wall on the left. Hope to try the harder start straight up the middle and a lead on this one.

with Mick and Simon
jcurley 23/May/08 Lead O/S
michael burrows 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

really enjoyed this, but did bridge up the corner

with colin
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
ColinD 26/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
chriscopps 11/Nov/07 2nd
with gb83
gb83 11/Nov/07 Lead

attempted to tackle it direct but with no luck, used the back footholds. great line, shame its so short. must try again in better conditions

masa-alpin 11/Nov/07 2nd

Graeme lead. I did the direct start (5c/6a?) in seconding with many falls.

with Chris (Graeme's pal), Graeme B
cem 06/Oct/07 2nd
with David T, Rob Truckle
jl 23/Sep/07 TR O/S
with A School Group
Kirsty 02/Sep/07 2nd
PaulGreenhead 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Monk 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Cat
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd
bobpilgrem 05/Jul/07 TR
with Bob/Nic
Marvino 15/Apr/07 Lead
with Rach
rachelwheatcroft 15/Apr/07 2nd
with Marvino
Hidden 08/Apr/07 2nd
gibbo38 14/Jan/07 2nd
with martin
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Whealiebob 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Terry & Ned
Milne 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S

did the direct slab start, avoiding the chimney.

with Dave
Hidden 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
duncan 01/Apr/06 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Andrew Abraham ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/05 TR O/S
AngelaC 29/Aug/05 Lead
FrankW 16/Aug/05 TR rpt
with None
Col Allott ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

used "the holds behind" me cos it was goin dark. Is that cheating? what grade is it without using them? Is it worth it? cos I thought it was an excellent move going from bridging to the rest of the route.

with Alex Sturrock
tatz45 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Neil Curtis 08/May/05 2nd
with Aled Sage
Hidden 03/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/04 TR
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Neil Curtis 08/Aug/04 Lead rpt
with Marta de Madariaga
Hidden 08/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Will Gordon ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson
Hidden 18/Jul/04 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Jim Brooke ?/Apr/04 2nd O/S
with James Latham
SteveM 28/Mar/04 Lead
with Roger
Smelly Fox 16/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Luisa Giles
Hidden 07/Sep/03 Lead
Andy Clarke 19/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Chesh ??/2003 Lead
with Mash
Neil Curtis 20/Oct/02 2nd
with Arthur Austin
Neil Curtis 21/Sep/02 Lead rpt
with James Tyson
Neil Curtis 14/Sep/02 2nd
with Andy Goddard
Hidden 02/Sep/02 Lead
Neil Curtis 06/Aug/02 Lead RP
with Arthur Austin
MontyH 11/May/02 Lead
with Andy Lawrance and Mandy
Gus ??/2002 Lead
with luisa giles
Hidden 01/Oct/00 Lead
Steve Pardoe 09/Sep/00 Lead O/S

Surely "The Black Pig", as in Pugwash? Superb, shame it's short. Best o/s lead at the time Also Ant Roy

with Marek Piekarski
Hidden 24/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Chalky Cat ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Dom
Peakology ??/1999 Lead O/S
with cat
FrankW 29/Aug/98 Solo O/S
with Joe
ArnaudG ??/1998 2nd
with Penny
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Jon Stevens
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Martin Bennett 08/Mar/97 -
with MT, MD
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1997 Lead
CrashMat Rob ??/1996 Lead O/S
Yourlead 11/Jun/95 2nd
with Graham Penny
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18/Apr/95 2nd
with John Buckley
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 -
alan moore ??/1995 -
Hidden 31/May/94 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 09/May/94 Lead
with Pram Singh
keith Lonsdale 10/Oct/92 TR
with Ernie Greenwood
Hidden 03/May/92 Lead
Roget 17/Feb/91 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby 04/Nov/90 2nd
with Joanne Jowett
Rob Davies ?/Apr/90 Lead
with Mick Moss
Hidden 29/Mar/90 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
tlr ?/Oct/88 TR
with Fin and Nick
Hidden 25/Apr/84 2nd
mikej 25/Apr/71 Lead
with E
mikej 26/Aug/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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