Rockfax Description
14m. The left-hand curving cleft is awkward, especially the start. Its alternative name of Fat Man's Misery gives the clue as to why. A 'classic of its genre' and we all know what that means! © Rockfax

Ben.donnison 27/Aug 2nd β
rumblesan 27/Aug Lead O/S

Everything I hoped it would be. Glad I introduced others to the joys of "proper" trad climbing

jamesnchlsn 12/Aug Lead O/S

Narrow and full of grit and bird shit. Classic chimneying

SophieWalker 12/Aug 2nd dnf
Pevans 08/Apr 2nd

With a 44" chest, inhaling is all the protection needed. Exhale Before attempting a move.

eurasia 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Esther Foster
Jmpollard 07/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 23/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
John1458 22/Nov/14 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 Lead G/U
Danbow73 20/May/14 Lead O/S

So grimey and a bit of a struggle. Got sand and grit everywhere.

Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
UBMC 23/Nov/13 2nd
HazelMacLean 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Daylight ran out before Sarah could second, escapable belay utilised.

Lornajkelly ?/Nov/13 2nd RP
with Josh Williams
RobEdwards 13/Jun/13 Lead
Huffers69 13/Jun/13 2nd

rob edwards led

adamwesthead 01/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Got sand in my eye

Ashers 27/May/13 Lead O/S

Slithered up rather like a cork in a bottle. The only protection needed was my rubber ring. Joe made it look a tad easier. Rats and drainpipes spring to mind.

with JoeAshcroft
Hidden 25/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/13 Solo rpt
alexm198 05/May/13 Solo O/S

Seriously grimey. Spent a while faffing before finding that gorgeous flake in the top of the chimney. Came away with an eye full of sand for my troubles!

Indy92 03/Dec/12 Lead
ralphio 15/Jul/12 Lead
VickyPhil ?/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/12 2nd β
RUDIN.J.D.H 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jack Lee
jacktomlinson 21/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Alfuller18 ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Helped someone get their gear out before it got dark! Great fun.

t8t9t8 01/Oct/11 Lead
with Sarz
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 TR O/S
chris smith 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Mr Fuller 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hilarious! Take your hexes off the back of your harness, and don't bother with the chalk.

with Ally
Alfuller18 11/Jun/11 2nd
SteveM 09/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
thetradlad 25/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Dan Tyas
Hidden 24/Apr/10 -
gazb 18/Apr/10 Lead
with wendy
Hidden 04/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
dan gibson 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Rob Laird 02/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 TR
Taffa 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Claire Martin
sparra 16/Aug/08 Lead dnf

what a pile of green crap!!

with David Payne
Hidden 20/May/08 Lead O/S
angleseykayaker 14/Sep/07 Solo

Awkward for me, weighing over 14st and with a 40" chest! My partner who weighs 10st built like a twig practically ran up it!

with Sean Malone
@ndyM@rsh@ll 26/Aug/07 Solo O/S
dazbarker 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 10/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Much nicer than the guidebook would lead you to believe.

with Carmen
Ed Causton ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Mattyk ??/2002 Solo O/S
shoulders 06/Sep/01 Solo
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/98 Solo O/S
andy007 08/Aug/97 Solo O/S

Awkward very narrow chimney finish

with Ruth
chrishedgehog 11/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Paul Gummy
Bug ??/1996 TR
with Robert
Paul Clarke ??/1992 -
Colin Matheson ?/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 -
Andy S 25/Apr/84 TR O/S
with Dad
99bolivar ??/1984 Lead O/S
Andy Say 12/May/80 Solo O/S
mikej 19/Jul/72 Solo
with Stewart Grant, E
johnwright 17/May/72 Solo
mikej 24/Jun/71 Solo
uphillnow ??/1969 -
with john preston
greenbuoy ?/Mar/68 Lead
with G Habergam
Dave Musgrove ?/Mar/65 Solo
with Jim Worthington
jcw ??/1963 -
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