Rockfax Description
55m. The prominent left slanting chimney. © Rockfax

FA. N.Kekus, A.Park 1996 climbed in snowy conditions in 1893 by O. Jones

Ste Ridd 31/Jan/10 2nd dnf

Defiantly lacked the climbing technique to tackle this chimney. Lots of bridging and dry tooling needed. Must try harder.

jason 31/Jan/10 2nd
with manmike
manmike 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

If thats grade IV then i must go back to the drawing board! Found it both more serious & challenging than bowfell butress. Great.

Hidden 29/Jan/10 -
lucasp 19/Dec/09 2nd dog

led first 2 pitches of Clarke Gable then seconded Masa up Oblique chimney which was hard.

with masa
masa-alpin 19/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Luke lead the approach to the route, the initial part of Clark Gable, in 2 pitches. The crux sequence of this route was long and desperate dry-tooling. Gear was OK, if not brilliant, although one would never like to fall off, it being a narrow chimney route. It took 2 hours or longer for me to lead, and it was my hardest mixed climbing ever (I am not sure if the route was in condition, though). I, as well as my second, thought the top pitch is qualified as a solid grade III. The crux pitch was waaay harder than that! The fact my second, who leads up to HVSs, hung on the rope in many occasions says something.

with P Luke
Mr.Billiams 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Tom & Matty
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