A route which takes the overhanging pinnacle of Optimists Chimney (VS 4c), features sustained and technical climbing before a fun pull over onto the final short slab of the lower-off. 6 bolts protects.

Chuck Pettigrew 2005

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David Cooper 20 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Belayers beware. Many loose holds
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David Cooper 20 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S Good climbing but worryingly loose sections. Belayers beware. Happy to get this, quite pumpy.
Good climbing but worryingly loose sections. Belayers beware. Happy to get this, quite pumpy.
Hidden 18 Sep, 2019 Lead
The Swedish Scott 3 May, 2019 Lead Nice route, slighlty scary 3rd clipp in, but really fun climbing. Got in on my 3rd try!
Nice route, slighlty scary 3rd clipp in, but really fun climbing. Got in on my 3rd try!
benhughes 10 Oct, 2018 Lead dog
benhughes 10 Oct, 2018 Lead RP
KeithAlexander 30 May, 2017 Lead dog
with Iain
with Iain
KeithAlexander 30 May, 2017 Lead rpt got it clean 2nd go
with Iain
got it clean 2nd go
with Iain
Violinist 1 May, 2017 Lead dnf Could lick but not clip the third bolt.
Could lick but not clip the third bolt.
tomwhitchurch 30 Aug, 2016 TR dog
dmacmorris 21 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Is what it is really. Tricky 3rd clip.
with Iain Smith, Kevin Woods
Is what it is really. Tricky 3rd clip.
with Iain Smith, Kevin Woods
Kevin Woods 21 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S End of day
with Iain Smith, dmacmorris
End of day
with Iain Smith, dmacmorris
james1978 20 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with James Grogan
with James Grogan
Alastair R 20 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ross C.
with Ross C.
seanhendo123 2 May, 2015 Lead dog Made an ass of this, will get it next time
with Emeric
Made an ass of this, will get it next time
with Emeric
Brendan 27 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with Del
with Del
John McKenna ?Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Remember this being very shit and chossy. Pulled a large chunk of rock out. Would probably avoid.
Remember this being very shit and chossy. Pulled a large chunk of rock out. Would probably avoid.
gurumed 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Mitch
with Mitch
Martin McKenna - UKC 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Don't climb this... SHIT
Don't climb this... SHIT
Hidden 9 Apr, 2013 Lead dog
remi_mcm ??, 2013 TR
GraemeDiack 15 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
with Iain
with Iain
Brendan 30 Sep, 2011 Lead RP Retro flash lol.
Retro flash lol.
robpartridge 20 Nov, 2010 2nd
with MelH
with MelH
MelH 20 Nov, 2010 Lead dog Doesn't feel 6c even going direct. Went to do trad (slightly optomistic) but everything soaking. Decided to have a play on this instead. Would have got this clean today if it hadn't been soaking! Should go next visit :D
Doesn't feel 6c even going direct. Went to do trad (slightly optomistic) but everything soaking. Decided to have a play on this instead. Would have got this clean today if it hadn't been soaking! Should go next visit :D
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Cassidy 17 Jul, 2010 Lead β
with Richard McGhee
with Richard McGhee
Chad123 28 Aug, 2009 AltLd rpt I think 6c if you go direct and 6b+ if you sneak leftwards round the hardest moves!
with Emily
I think 6c if you go direct and 6b+ if you sneak leftwards round the hardest moves!
with Emily
ANC 13 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S nice wee climb the holds are a little pricarious between bolts 2 and 4 although i seemed to miss half of the good ones! Would guess 6b/6b+ or perhaps im just strong at the moment...?
nice wee climb the holds are a little pricarious between bolts 2 and 4 although i seemed to miss half of the good ones! Would guess 6b/6b+ or perhaps im just strong at the moment...?
Hidden 13 Aug, 2009 Lead dog
Chad123 24 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S Gets better as you get higher and has fun opposition moves and heel hooks. Grade is roughly right. Not sure about lower off in detached block at top though....
with Kiwi Steve
Gets better as you get higher and has fun opposition moves and heel hooks. Grade is roughly right. Not sure about lower off in detached block at top though....
with Kiwi Steve
Lawrie Brand 6 Jun, 2008 Lead dnf A wee bit loose..
with jaybob
A wee bit loose..
with jaybob
jaybob ?Jun, 2008 Lead dnf
Ross Barnes 3 Nov, 2007 Lead
with Jen McKenzie
with Jen McKenzie
Alasdair Fulton 6 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S Pretty loose, and quite soft for 6c, more like 6b+.
with James Sutton
Pretty loose, and quite soft for 6c, more like 6b+.
with James Sutton
andyinglis 3 Oct, 2007 Lead β
jonskippy ?May, 2007 Lead RP
with pete dd
with pete dd
Stewart B 23 Sep, 2006 Lead rpt
with Karen McIntyre
with Karen McIntyre
Stewart B 24 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Nice route, maybe a little easy in the grade, not sure, pretty sound too.
with Graham Brown (Father)
Nice route, maybe a little easy in the grade, not sure, pretty sound too.
with Graham Brown (Father)
dodfoster 20 Sep, 2005 Lead RP
with dom kehoe
with dom kehoe
jazzyjackson 1 May, 2004 Lead
with Tully
with Tully
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High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
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Votes cast 15
Votes cast 16
Style of Ascent
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