Rockfax Description
The eye-catching chimney system to the right of the towering rib provides the line for this old-style classic. Start at a poorly defined low-angled rib.
1) 35m. Climb the rib and a chimney to a more difficult section that soon eases. Continue to a belay on a big ledge on the right.
2) 18m. Traverse a short way left then ascend a groove and big crack to a stance below a steep chimney/crack.
3) 12m. Traverse right to the next chimney and take this to a good stance and belay in the gully above.
4) 22m. Move up and out rightwards from the chimney to the face on the right and follow this to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
John Kelly 29 Nov Lead Topping up the vitamin D, tee shirt weather
with Back rope
Topping up the vitamin D, tee shirt weather
with Back rope
Martin Solomon 17 Sep AltLd
JohnDexter 13 Sep AltLd O/S
with Griff
with Griff
mikeyjbs 7 Sep Lead O/S With the MVS Chimney alternative route at pitch 3.
with Idoia
With the MVS Chimney alternative route at pitch 3.
with Idoia
Northern Star 21 Jul AltLd Looks pretty intimidating from the ground and so it proved to be when viewing the first chimney up close. Drama was added by a threatening downpour approaching and two parties on the slab above, temporarily stuck and arguing over their crossed ropes. Climbed left up the left hand face in the end to avoid the chimney and then back right across the polished slab above. Plain sailing from that point onward and we managed to top out just before the rain.
Looks pretty intimidating from the ground and so it proved to be when viewing the first chimney up close. Drama was added by a threatening downpour approaching and two parties on the slab above, temporarily stuck and arguing over their crossed ropes. Climbed left up the left hand face in the end to avoid the chimney and then back right across the polished slab above. Plain sailing from that point onward and we managed to top out just before the rain.
Carl 29 Jun Lead O/S Don't know if I got off route, but felt pretty hard for VD. Did the Neat Bit to avoid the grim-looking chimney, and fought through the rope drag to top it in 2 pitches.
with Elle
Don't know if I got off route, but felt pretty hard for VD. Did the Neat Bit to avoid the grim-looking chimney, and fought through the rope drag to top it in 2 pitches.
with Elle
froglette 27 Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Jun AltLd
Curlywombat 18 May AltLd
with Nick Brown
with Nick Brown
Nick_Brown164 18 May AltLd
with James Lunny
with James Lunny
griff5800 11 May Lead O/S
danhaus 6 May AltLd
henrygiles99 4 May AltLd O/S
john jennings 29 Apr AltLd some pretty tough moves on this vdiff. There's one at the top of pitch 1 and another gaining the chimney on pitch 2. Next party bypassed that via the neat bit.
with Steve
some pretty tough moves on this vdiff. There's one at the top of pitch 1 and another gaining the chimney on pitch 2. Next party bypassed that via the neat bit.
with Steve
Rich.Sullivan96 20 Apr AltLd O/S
Toby Patch 20 Apr AltLd O/S First multi pitch trad climb, steep learning curve, exposed, long walk in.
First multi pitch trad climb, steep learning curve, exposed, long walk in.
hetheringtom 17 Apr AltLd O/S
SEDaniels 17 Apr AltLd O/S Lead pitch 2 and 4
Lead pitch 2 and 4
jimorothy 11 Apr AltLd The undercut chimney on pitch two was spicy... enough to warm us up for The Crack, which came next.
with Anna
The undercut chimney on pitch two was spicy... enough to warm us up for The Crack, which came next.
with Anna
annamairead 11 Apr AltLd O/S
Ruth O'Brien 25 Mar AltLd O/S
with ssutton
with ssutton
ssutton 25 Mar AltLd O/S Led P2 and P4. Tricky move into first crack.
Led P2 and P4. Tricky move into first crack.
Hidden 27 Feb AltLd
Hidden ?? -
Hidden ?? AltLd
Hidden ?? -
Ste Ridd 18 Nov, 2018 AltLd
with manmike
with manmike
DMitch 18 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S
with Barnaby Bos, Ralph Lawson
with Barnaby Bos, Ralph Lawson
manmike 18 Nov, 2018 AltLd
Seanie09 19 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
Phil Scott 10 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitches 2 and 3. Nice climbing with a couple of tricky moves for VD.
with Mark Fyles
Led pitches 2 and 3. Nice climbing with a couple of tricky moves for VD.
with Mark Fyles
tbm 29 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
mcawle 29 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Led 2nd pitch. Faffed around for ages and went left like everyone else before finding the hidden jug into the chimney. Tomas led 1st and combined 3rd/4th pitches. Fun gully descent...
with tbm
Led 2nd pitch. Faffed around for ages and went left like everyone else before finding the hidden jug into the chimney. Tomas led 1st and combined 3rd/4th pitches. Fun gully descent...
with tbm
CHADWICK64 23 Sep, 2018 - Slight detour below first chimney to join neat bit as did not fancy it in wet (had been dry just before)
with Ian Tod
Slight detour below first chimney to join neat bit as did not fancy it in wet (had been dry just before)
with Ian Tod
Hidden 7 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
John Kelly 7 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with David
with David
Holly Mckenzie-Barnes 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd after a quick cry i refused to climb the grassy slope so did the first half of a hvs pitch, the actual chimney was very fun and juggy
after a quick cry i refused to climb the grassy slope so did the first half of a hvs pitch, the actual chimney was very fun and juggy
rtdennison 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd Had a bit of confusion with this one, as we did pitch 1 of Remembrance but in 2 pitches. So I lead pitch 2 of that and then the last actual pitch of gimmer chimney, holly lead to first chunk and the 3rd chunk. Was a pretty cool route to do and I'm quite glad we avoided the big ramp on the actual route. Keen to come bac and lead remembrance
Had a bit of confusion with this one, as we did pitch 1 of Remembrance but in 2 pitches. So I lead pitch 2 of that and then the last actual pitch of gimmer chimney, holly lead to first chunk and the 3rd chunk. Was a pretty cool route to do and I'm quite glad we avoided the big ramp on the actual route. Keen to come bac and lead remembrance
Robmcc85 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with ianh82
with ianh82
ianh82 4 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
timjamesmedley 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 6 Jul, 2018 AltLd
t_hume ?Jul, 2018 AltLd
ninastirrup 30 Jun, 2018 Solo
Simnel 28 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Darboak42 28 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with Simnel
with Simnel
Hidden 28 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jaz conlon 25 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2018 Lead
WarriJ 24 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Paola, Harriet Beattie
with Paola, Harriet Beattie
MichaelPalfrey 20 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Dan Green
with Dan Green
Hidden 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt
beaumap 5 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Peter Camp
with Peter Camp
ChristyCole 2 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
dkilner 2 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Richardsmith26 30 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Luke Hunter
with Luke Hunter
DavidH89 28 May, 2018 Lead With Becky
With Becky
Hidden 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
11batstones 26 May, 2018 2nd
with chris, Mark
with chris, Mark
JendeHoxar 23 May, 2018 Solo O/S
HannahGo 21 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Jack Blundy
with Jack Blundy
Hidden 10 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
stevo smith 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton
with Chris Britton
Hidden 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
JemG 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Jake Young 5 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with JemG
with JemG
iWoody5025 5 May, 2018 AltLd
iainsmccrea 5 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Flynn_Simpson 28 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 28 Apr, 2018 2nd dnf
Hidden 28 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Bedford 28 Apr, 2018 Lead dnf
with Gazelle
with Gazelle
John Kelly 5 Nov, 2017 Lead Lovely day, quite tiring
with Back rope
Lovely day, quite tiring
with Back rope
08nbrierley 9 Oct, 2017 Solo O/S In the wet.
In the wet.
Erling Heldaas 8 Oct, 2017 AltLd dnf
with Tuva Damskau
with Tuva Damskau
Hidden 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf
ninjawil 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Ade, 1monkeyman1
with Ade, 1monkeyman1
Hidden 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
CJ1080 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Completed in 3 pitches, great route and interesting 2nd pitch
Completed in 3 pitches, great route and interesting 2nd pitch
Maarten2 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd Great climb; followed on from Raven Crag. Somehow avoided the first chimney by doing the Neat Bit, or something.
with Sander
Great climb; followed on from Raven Crag. Somehow avoided the first chimney by doing the Neat Bit, or something.
with Sander
Iain Brown 3 Jun, 2017 -
with Diana
with Diana
Wizzy 31 May, 2017 Solo O/S Didn't think this was that good really
Didn't think this was that good really
AnitaClimb 7 May, 2017 AltLd O/S I led the 2nd and 4th pitch. The chimney on the 2nd pitch felt strenuous for vdiff. Lovely route in glorious sunshine.
with Chris lccc
I led the 2nd and 4th pitch. The chimney on the 2nd pitch felt strenuous for vdiff. Lovely route in glorious sunshine.
with Chris lccc
btiller87 6 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with Connorh
with Connorh
Liamg20025 6 May, 2017 Lead O/S Lead all pitches. nice nice steady climbing.
Lead all pitches. nice nice steady climbing.
Connorh 6 May, 2017 2nd O/S
mrowlings 8 Apr, 2017 AltLd
will6459 8 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
lydiag ?Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead the top pitch
Lead the top pitch
nickcj ??, 2017 AltLd
smolders 28 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Nice route, but hard for VD. Jen led P1 (awkward, and polished in places) and P3. I did P2 and P4.
with Wren67
Nice route, but hard for VD. Jen led P1 (awkward, and polished in places) and P3. I did P2 and P4.
with Wren67
Hidden 28 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 8 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Started badly by not scrambling up to the start of the route, instead running the rope out from the gearing up area. This led to a bit of a route finding issue early on, where we weren't sure what pitch we were on. Led pitches 1 and 2ish apart from a small section where Neil took over. Wish I'd taken my big cams, although whether or not that would have meant success on the first chimney I can't say. With the entrance cut away at the bottom, meant little for feet, and made this feel more like "The Sloth". Removing my helmet may have helped, but I was loathed to do so at the time. Passed the difficulty on the left and rejoined at the jugs on the right wall.
with Neil Henson
Started badly by not scrambling up to the start of the route, instead running the rope out from the gearing up area. This led to a bit of a route finding issue early on, where we weren't sure what pitch we were on. Led pitches 1 and 2ish apart from a small section where Neil took over. Wish I'd taken my big cams, although whether or not that would have meant success on the first chimney I can't say. With the entrance cut away at the bottom, meant little for feet, and made this feel more like "The Sloth". Removing my helmet may have helped, but I was loathed to do so at the time. Passed the difficulty on the left and rejoined at the jugs on the right wall.
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 8 Oct, 2016 AltLd
with Mark Collins
with Mark Collins
broc 29 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Sarah
with Sarah
Hidden 17 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
olddirtydoggy 1 Aug, 2016 Lead
homansexual 1 Aug, 2016 2nd
nathanshaw 31 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jo
with Jo
Hidden 5 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2016 2nd O/S
benny_m 28 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Ice hippo, Paul
with Ice hippo, Paul
jonathan_doyle 22 May, 2016 AltLd O/S A lesson learnt in reading the guidebook properly.. decidedly to end VD, probably closed the HVD.. did the route in approach shoes and found myself in the left hand crack expecting VD, got MVS, exciting would be an understatement..
A lesson learnt in reading the guidebook properly.. decidedly to end VD, probably closed the HVD.. did the route in approach shoes and found myself in the left hand crack expecting VD, got MVS, exciting would be an understatement..
Chris Oldfield 22 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 May, 2016 2nd
thetradlad 15 May, 2016 Lead Just pitch 1
Just pitch 1
benjaminwhite001 14 May, 2016 AltLd
with Garnham
with Garnham
Garnham 14 May, 2016 AltLd O/S MVS alternative at 3rd pitch
MVS alternative at 3rd pitch
Limitless_Space 14 May, 2016 -
Hidden 14 May, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2016 AltLd
DMiss 9 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Cat
with Cat
GStone 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with JamesR, Huw Parry
with JamesR, Huw Parry
Dan3266 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with GStone
with GStone
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 14 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S Teaching leading. Good route but a little hard for V Diff?
with A Student
Teaching leading. Good route but a little hard for V Diff?
with A Student
w-watson 13 Oct, 2015 Lead
John Kelly 11 Oct, 2015 Lead rpt
with James
with James
RM199 20 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S In trainers
with Dad
In trainers
with Dad
Hidden 31 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Droyd 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Tom Davis
with Tom Davis
lanky and weak 8 Aug, 2015 Solo
Iain_L_32 31 Jul, 2015 Lead
cpowell 4 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
petegunn 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd Via the L-H chimney
Via the L-H chimney
Webster 4 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S in boots, very traditional and hard at VDiff, even had a cut loose move on the second pitch!
in boots, very traditional and hard at VDiff, even had a cut loose move on the second pitch!
TCarrick 4 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Webster
with Webster
Snot 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S Took the left hand chimney for some light entertainment.
with Bobb
Took the left hand chimney for some light entertainment.
with Bobb
Hidden 26 May, 2015 2nd
Hidden 23 May, 2015 2nd
steveleahy 23 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Simnel 23 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Led up to the last pitch. Great route taking a left variation up onto the slab - severe?
with Alan
Led up to the last pitch. Great route taking a left variation up onto the slab - severe?
with Alan
cas smerdon 22 Apr, 2015 AltLd
justdoit 19 Apr, 2015 - brilliant day, first ever time up on gimmer crag and won't be the last!!!
brilliant day, first ever time up on gimmer crag and won't be the last!!!
bwestwood 15 Apr, 2015 -
with bsmedz
with bsmedz
Joshcastril 22 Mar, 2015 Lead
JonLongshanks 22 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S Josh led in 2 pitches. Took us a good while after I backed off someway up the first pitch - thrown off by lack of gear and weird climbing!! Awesome positions at the start of our second pitch swinging out above air and then some delicate moves. Belay was fun too - good mountain crag. Reminds me 2 half ropes rather than 2 fat heavy sport ropes might be an idea! Felt hard for VDiff. More like severe in a lot of places.
Josh led in 2 pitches. Took us a good while after I backed off someway up the first pitch - thrown off by lack of gear and weird climbing!! Awesome positions at the start of our second pitch swinging out above air and then some delicate moves. Belay was fun too - good mountain crag. Reminds me 2 half ropes rather than 2 fat heavy sport ropes might be an idea! Felt hard for VDiff. More like severe in a lot of places.
nakedave 19 Mar, 2015 -
lostmariner ??, 2015 -
s1362083 21 Nov, 2014 AltLd
karlb 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd dnf My short legs couldn't reach the start of pitch 2, so we had to absail off.
My short legs couldn't reach the start of pitch 2, so we had to absail off.
Smeghead 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd dnf
with Karl bamford
with Karl bamford
Hidden 11 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
flatnose ?Sep, 2014 -
with Barney Whiteside
with Barney Whiteside
neilwiltshire 24 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1 & 3
with Liam Blake
Lead pitches 1 & 3
with Liam Blake
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
bshill 24 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead Pitch 2
Lead Pitch 2
Burty21 22 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Clive Bontoft
with Clive Bontoft
Hidden 21 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Matt Smith 21 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Little bit devious in the chimney.
Little bit devious in the chimney.
monkeyme2 14 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ben J
with Ben J
darcan 5 Jul, 2014 Lead
with ciara lane
with ciara lane
Hidden 1 Jul, 2014 Lead
sarahjk ?Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
OllyT 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2014 AltLd
peterhubbard 17 May, 2014 AltLd
with Phill
with Phill
Graeme Hammond 3 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Enjoyable route, done in bendy walking boots, led pitches 2 & 3 together.
Enjoyable route, done in bendy walking boots, led pitches 2 & 3 together.
AndyPagett 3 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead P1 and P4. 2nd multipitch lead. Glad I didn't lead 2nd pitch, as entry to chimney was awkward.
Lead P1 and P4. 2nd multipitch lead. Glad I didn't lead 2nd pitch, as entry to chimney was awkward.
FionaNicholson 2 May, 2014 AltLd
chris smith 2 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Guiding Fiona
Guiding Fiona
djking1983 19 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Kirsten, rosemary
Kirsten, rosemary
cdpuk 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with KLucy
with KLucy
GermanAlex 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S with VSish off-widthy crack, got my helmet a bit stuck at some point
with Stefan
with VSish off-widthy crack, got my helmet a bit stuck at some point
with Stefan
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
RobScarisbrick 18 Apr, 2014 2nd
KLucy 18 Apr, 2014 2nd
with cdpuk
with cdpuk
Bernie L 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Chris1234H 15 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Andrew Harding 15 Apr, 2014 2nd
farmus21 4 Apr, 2014 Solo
Foghbags ?Apr, 2014 AltLd
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 AltLd
with Mark Auty
with Mark Auty
j4star 12 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
chris74 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Tom lead pitches 1,3 + 4. I lead pitch 2. Excellent mountain route
with sean, Tom
Tom lead pitches 1,3 + 4. I lead pitch 2. Excellent mountain route
with sean, Tom
MartF 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd
eilidh_m 1 Sep, 2013 -
with Willie Milne
with Willie Milne
mim tiller ?Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
JamesMortimer4 ?Sep, 2013 AltLd
with Tim Miller
with Tim Miller
Hidden 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
rholdswo ?Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Andrew Duncan 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd
joe hallam 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S definitely harder than VD
with Andrew Duncan
definitely harder than VD
with Andrew Duncan
birbeck 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Dino Dave 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Jonny
with Jonny
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Snorfalorpagus 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Excellent route. Attacked by midges at the top.
with Lindsey Robinson
Excellent route. Attacked by midges at the top.
with Lindsey Robinson
andy gittins 6 Jun, 2013 Lead nice circuit up from DG and off top via Harrison
with Annette
nice circuit up from DG and off top via Harrison
with Annette
fweatherall1 31 May, 2013 AltLd
with james
with james
Bowzle 31 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
mattking_109 14 May, 2013 Lead
with Phil, Lizzie
with Phil, Lizzie
Willy Beman 27 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S great crag, great route
great crag, great route
Tom.Priestley 20 Apr, 2013 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden 9 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Petarghh 22 Sep, 2012 AltLd
Ethan Thomas - Summiteer 22 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Bob Ashcroft 22 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
zebster 15 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
adamwesthead 15 Sep, 2012 AltLd rpt Lead pitches 1 and 3. Zeb wasn't too happy leading the wet chimney bit
with zebster
Lead pitches 1 and 3. Zeb wasn't too happy leading the wet chimney bit
with zebster
evanofthefell ?Sep, 2012 2nd
Bertbee 31 Aug, 2012 Lead dnf Heavens opened halfway through second pitch, resulting in my first rainy abseil on gear. Found it tricky to work out where the 'proper' start was, so missed the first belay. Very much unfinished business then!
with Amy
Heavens opened halfway through second pitch, resulting in my first rainy abseil on gear. Found it tricky to work out where the 'proper' start was, so missed the first belay. Very much unfinished business then!
with Amy
samrad 30 Aug, 2012 Lead
with david (bro)
with david (bro)
PaulHermes 12 Aug, 2012 - I think the decent is harder that the climb up!!
with Tibor
I think the decent is harder that the climb up!!
with Tibor
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
BradleyRoberts ?Aug, 2012 2nd β
DannyKrall 11 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Lukem6
with Lukem6
Hidden 11 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
david221088 26 May, 2012 AltLd
with Tim
with Tim
David Wynne 20 May, 2012 AltLd
with Mark Fyles
with Mark Fyles
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2012 2nd
cbeard 21 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S Many attempts at climbing the offwidth 'strenuous chimney' (MVS) as a squeeze were rather entertaining! At one point I removed my chalkbag for a little more space and reached another 10 cm higher. It was possible to body jam and leave all four limbs flailing in mid-air. We climbed in traditional style in hiking boots which made smears significantly less secure. We both have a lot more respect for the old generation climbers after this experience!
Many attempts at climbing the offwidth 'strenuous chimney' (MVS) as a squeeze were rather entertaining! At one point I removed my chalkbag for a little more space and reached another 10 cm higher. It was possible to body jam and leave all four limbs flailing in mid-air. We climbed in traditional style in hiking boots which made smears significantly less secure. We both have a lot more respect for the old generation climbers after this experience!
Nick Russell 21 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S Traditional ascent - boots, no chalk, (many cams)
with cbeard
Traditional ascent - boots, no chalk, (many cams)
with cbeard
mr random 7 Apr, 2012 -
with Richard Rampling
with Richard Rampling
alecjcook 7 Apr, 2012 Lead dnf Too Wet! Whaaaaaaaaa!!!
with Andy Mc
Too Wet! Whaaaaaaaaa!!!
with Andy Mc
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 AltLd
thomaspomfrett 24 Mar, 2012 AltLd
with Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome
with Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome
Martin Rowe 22 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
P Carroll 22 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
cballard ??, 2012 -
Witsend3 ??, 2012 Lead
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
gingermike1 ??, 2012 -
jlancashire ??, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 2nd
kato'sdad 30 Jul, 2011 Lead
Wesley Orvis 20 Jul, 2011 2nd
Jon Pilling 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Matt Larsson-Clifford
with Matt Larsson-Clifford
Kirill 25 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S in the rain
in the rain
Hidden 25 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
cmars89 11 Jun, 2011 Lead
with Kev park
with Kev park
Hidden 11 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Nel Tindale 11 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with Ian Richardson
with Ian Richardson
Peter White 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Rachel Wilson
with Rachel Wilson
barney@helmshore 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S james 1 and 3, me 2 and 4. Hard for a VD!
with James W
james 1 and 3, me 2 and 4. Hard for a VD!
with James W
joscott ?Jun, 2011 Lead β
with Mike Clarke
with Mike Clarke
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
John Kettle 19 May, 2011 Lead guiding
guiding
chris_r 3 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
with JonBray
with JonBray
JonBray 3 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
with chris_r
with chris_r
Hidden 1 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Edd_Harris 1 May, 2011 2nd O/S Beautiful if very windy day. Lead in good style by Andy with our second party following hot on our heels. Brilliant way to round off my first visit to the mountains.
with Andy
Beautiful if very windy day. Lead in good style by Andy with our second party following hot on our heels. Brilliant way to round off my first visit to the mountains.
with Andy
steveprice.exmouth 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd
with Emgrant
with Emgrant
Hidden 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd
scott.hill 28 Apr, 2011 AltLd
with tinyali
with tinyali
tinyali 28 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S P1&3 Lead; P2&4 2nd
P1&3 Lead; P2&4 2nd
dakidunn 24 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Me and Ali's 1st multi pitch route
with Gary Kempster
Me and Ali's 1st multi pitch route
with Gary Kempster
eccyamigo 20 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S beautiful day i led the first pitch brian led the two middle pitches in one and i lengthened the last pitch with a 50m run out!!!this was after we had dicked about trying to find the crag!!!
with Brian Leonard
beautiful day i led the first pitch brian led the two middle pitches in one and i lengthened the last pitch with a 50m run out!!!this was after we had dicked about trying to find the crag!!!
with Brian Leonard
rick0361 10 Apr, 2011 2nd dnf Managed the first pitch on a glorious April Day but in the shadow of the crag it was actually too hot to wait around. One of the party started to suffer from heat exhaustion and so we had to retreat rom the belay at the first pitch
with Bob Steeper, Martin Reynolds
Managed the first pitch on a glorious April Day but in the shadow of the crag it was actually too hot to wait around. One of the party started to suffer from heat exhaustion and so we had to retreat rom the belay at the first pitch
with Bob Steeper, Martin Reynolds
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
peppermill 25 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd dog
zach.stone 6 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
with Georgina Brooke
with Georgina Brooke
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
jonwright 24 Oct, 2010 AltLd
with peter
with peter
Adi Hooper 2 Oct, 2010 Lead Finished up the left hand MVS chimney of Bracket and Slab.
with Louise Holmes
Finished up the left hand MVS chimney of Bracket and Slab.
with Louise Holmes
keith hal 12 Sep, 2010 AltLd
with Peter Berwick
with Peter Berwick
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd
Pete23 ?Sep, 2010 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
with Keith Haldane
Hidden 21 Aug, 2010 Lead
Hidden 16 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Keendan 6 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Too wet and miserable, walked off first pitch. Not the best day ever
Too wet and miserable, walked off first pitch. Not the best day ever
tomhull 23 Jul, 2010 Solo rpt
with adam noble
with adam noble
gregoldridge 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S def off track on the last pitch, but the lack of polish made it worthwhile. Found the start hard to find.
with Mark Peasley
def off track on the last pitch, but the lack of polish made it worthwhile. Found the start hard to find.
with Mark Peasley
Mitch1990 27 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S An amazing route I didn't think I would enjoy what says a VD in my book so much
An amazing route I didn't think I would enjoy what says a VD in my book so much
chelsea1 27 Jun, 2010 2nd 3 in the group.
3 in the group.
Matt Schwarz 27 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Slight route finding issues, but wicked climbing!
with Susie, chelsea
Slight route finding issues, but wicked climbing!
with Susie, chelsea
critchlg 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd rpt Found the right way this time!
Found the right way this time!
gcandlin 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd β felt tough for the grade
with gavin
felt tough for the grade
with gavin
tomhull 16 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
sausage 16 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
phillipjohnson 16 Jun, 2010 AltLd
with sausage
with sausage
Al Cheyne ?Jun, 2010 2nd
Dan_S 30 May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 24 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
design crisis 23 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Tom W
with Tom W
HansUDes 22 May, 2010 TR O/S self belay - climbed variation taking the more difficult left hand crack ... a very tight squeeze!
self belay - climbed variation taking the more difficult left hand crack ... a very tight squeeze!
cas smerdon 22 May, 2010 AltLd
with Phil Shea
with Phil Shea
bsavage 2 May, 2010 Lead O/S Tricky HVD some tricky and committing stretchy move. Did in 2 pitches (1+2 then 3+4)
with Tod
Tricky HVD some tricky and committing stretchy move. Did in 2 pitches (1+2 then 3+4)
with Tod
TDembrey 2 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with Ben
with Ben
Alessandro Tentori ?Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Paolo Fubini
with Paolo Fubini
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Patrick803 8 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S Beautiful day, I led all pitches and was at times quite gripped ! Stiff for VD, but glad I stuck at it.
with Mark Lambert
Beautiful day, I led all pitches and was at times quite gripped ! Stiff for VD, but glad I stuck at it.
with Mark Lambert
runwildjohn 25 Sep, 2009 AltLd
bennevis 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Great climb but very tough at VD
with paul
Great climb but very tough at VD
with paul
tigertim 15 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Steve Cousins
with Steve Cousins
Jandors 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Harry, Alan Welsh
with Harry, Alan Welsh
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd β
jdgaventa 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd ran together final 2 pitches. Chris missed first belay so second pitch was from Bracket and Slab
with chris gribble
ran together final 2 pitches. Chris missed first belay so second pitch was from Bracket and Slab
with chris gribble
wnlwy 12 Aug, 2009 2nd
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
jac00 5 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
tomtom89 5 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
with jac00
with jac00
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 2nd
bencole ?Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with wnlwy, Chris_Cole, Rach
with wnlwy, Chris_Cole, Rach
Hidden 9 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Daniels735 2 Jul, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 Lead
Julie B 14 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Joe Miller 14 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Julie B
with Julie B
Hidden 1 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 2nd
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 Lead
Hidden 29 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
tomhull 24 May, 2009 Lead
with lou lockley
with lou lockley
ElvisLeg 23 May, 2009 AltLd
eddy-on-the-rocks 23 May, 2009 Lead O/S Wet, poor vis and big boots.
Wet, poor vis and big boots.
Ewan Russell 2 May, 2009 Lead O/S Did in 3 pitches 1&2 in 1 and managed to make a major knot! Kaushik didn't quite understand the concept of removing gear. Sorted it out though . Also stance before I lead last pitch K starts to remove the belay he is attached to! to quote him and his brilliant indian accent after I explain why that was wrong "that should be in a comedy". Brilliant guy.
with Kaushik
Did in 3 pitches 1&2 in 1 and managed to make a major knot! Kaushik didn't quite understand the concept of removing gear. Sorted it out though . Also stance before I lead last pitch K starts to remove the belay he is attached to! to quote him and his brilliant indian accent after I explain why that was wrong "that should be in a comedy". Brilliant guy.
with Kaushik
JBGee 26 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S A good climb. Did not do the chimney but went left up the slab instead.
with Danny SOC
A good climb. Did not do the chimney but went left up the slab instead.
with Danny SOC
Hidden 26 Apr, 2009 AltLd
Chris Sansum 29 Mar, 2009 Lead dnf Abandoned halfway up pitch 2 after getting spewed out of the offwidth and taking a bit too long in general. Time was getting late and we had a long drive ahead, so decided not to keep trying. Seemed hard for a v-diff (an overhang followed by an off width?). Could be partly because I was trying climbing in big boots with minimal gear (no cams, a few nuts). Will be back to finish it off sometime!
with Gemma Hart
Abandoned halfway up pitch 2 after getting spewed out of the offwidth and taking a bit too long in general. Time was getting late and we had a long drive ahead, so decided not to keep trying. Seemed hard for a v-diff (an overhang followed by an off width?). Could be partly because I was trying climbing in big boots with minimal gear (no cams, a few nuts). Will be back to finish it off sometime!
with Gemma Hart
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
CKegan 21 Mar, 2009 2nd Difficult route finding, as such we ended up topping out in the dark. Very cold and windy at the top and was completely unprepared for it given the blisteringly hot day in the valley!
Difficult route finding, as such we ended up topping out in the dark. Very cold and windy at the top and was completely unprepared for it given the blisteringly hot day in the valley!
chris_j_s 21 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Catherine Speakman, Angela Sankey
with Catherine Speakman, Angela Sankey
Peter Drake 21 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Hayley Smith
with Hayley Smith
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden ??, 2009 -
danm 22 Nov, 2008 AltLd icy! great fun
with andy scott
icy! great fun
with andy scott
Merlin 9 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S RCL.
RCL.
tobydunford 28 Jul, 2008 Solo O/S
roryifinlay 26 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
beds74 23 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Morris
with Morris
Hidden 20 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Daxman 20 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Rick Clapham
with Rick Clapham
Kaiser999 13 Jul, 2008 AltLd Led even pitches
with Richard C
Led even pitches
with Richard C
IAmAStone 30 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S Only managed to do the first pitch then the weather got much worse and Max found things tricky and so we bailed off from the belay at top of pitch one.
with Max Lambert
Only managed to do the first pitch then the weather got much worse and Max found things tricky and so we bailed off from the belay at top of pitch one.
with Max Lambert
Raggar 24 Jun, 2008 AltLd
with Ian M, Jon B
with Ian M, Jon B
rd20 20 Jun, 2008 Lead
with Jamie
with Jamie
mattkemp70 ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
with Henry
with Henry
TonyP 26 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Nic
with Nic
Theeni 24 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
Becky E 19 May, 2008 Lead O/S Led the whole route. Chimney on 2nd pitch looked a bit gnarly so went for the slab to the left.
with EmilyG
Led the whole route. Chimney on 2nd pitch looked a bit gnarly so went for the slab to the left.
with EmilyG
LiamAD 18 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Anna Maughan, Alastair Breen
with Anna Maughan, Alastair Breen
Will Hunt 3 May, 2008 AltLd O/S Lead from the bottom of the first (left hand chimney groove) to the top in two pitches. Walking boots.
with Duncan Kaye
Lead from the bottom of the first (left hand chimney groove) to the top in two pitches. Walking boots.
with Duncan Kaye
Hidden 1 May, 2008 Lead O/S
JohnH1977 ?May, 2008 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2008 -
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 3 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 27 Oct, 2007 AltLd Boots, Pack - good route.
with manmike
Boots, Pack - good route.
with manmike
manmike 26 Oct, 2007 AltLd rpt
Trobbo 21 Oct, 2007 AltLd
with andy hartley
with andy hartley
Hidden 10 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
lazybones 23 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Helen Sanders
with Helen Sanders
Hidden 5 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
mikemartin 3 Sep, 2007 Lead
caradoc 26 Aug, 2007 TR O/S
with Matt H.
with Matt H.
jonny taylor 22 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S Took in the MVS chimney variant to pick up some in situ gear
with Jimmy O
Took in the MVS chimney variant to pick up some in situ gear
with Jimmy O
Jimmy O 22 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Jun, 2007 AltLd
chris m fisher 9 Jun, 2007 Solo
leighjepson ?Jun, 2007 Lead
with Alison Dawson
with Alison Dawson
Hidden 26 May, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 26 May, 2007 AltLd
tiga271 ?May, 2007 AltLd Dave led first pitch.
with Dave
Dave led first pitch.
with Dave
jom 29 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S did a slight variation, with a dodgy exposed traverse instead of the first chimney!
with jsw1
did a slight variation, with a dodgy exposed traverse instead of the first chimney!
with jsw1
jsw1 29 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Went slightly off-route onto harder ground, which was fun with a dodgy unprotected traverse to get back on to the proper route. Oops.
with jom
Went slightly off-route onto harder ground, which was fun with a dodgy unprotected traverse to get back on to the proper route. Oops.
with jom
Hidden 17 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
le_grimpeur 17 Apr, 2007 AltLd
with DGY
with DGY
DGY 16 Apr, 2007 AltLd
Phil Latham ?Apr, 2007 2nd Bright Weather, interesting 1st multi-pitch second
with Pete Stollery
Bright Weather, interesting 1st multi-pitch second
with Pete Stollery
Simon Allcock ?Apr, 2007 Lead
with nick
with nick
simon kimber ??, 2007 Solo O/S
nunnyboy ??, 2007 -
Diggler ??, 2007 Lead O/S
JohnH1977 ?Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Oct, 2006 AltLd O/S
Gybebunny 15 Oct, 2006 AltLd Led 2nd and 4th pitches. Wasted alot of time routefinding.
Led 2nd and 4th pitches. Wasted alot of time routefinding.
Mike Hargreaves 30 Sep, 2006 Lead
with Heather Meek
with Heather Meek
leerthorp 26 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with kathryn
with kathryn
steve prior ?Jun, 2006 Lead
with Paul D
with Paul D
Rog Wilko ?Jun, 2006 AltLd This is a good "old-fashioned" V Diff. First two pitches both have 4a moves close to ledges. Hmmm. Great route, though. Went on to do Harristickorner etc on Harrison Stickle - good mountain day.
with Debbie Wilkinson
This is a good "old-fashioned" V Diff. First two pitches both have 4a moves close to ledges. Hmmm. Great route, though. Went on to do Harristickorner etc on Harrison Stickle - good mountain day.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Matt Bulmer 15 May, 2006 AltLd
with biscuit
with biscuit
kleinej 18 Jun, 2005 2nd
with Brian
with Brian
ewen ?Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2005 AltLd O/S
Ian Hinkins 3 Apr, 2005 Lead
with Cath
with Cath
Tom Vivian ?Feb, 2005 AltLd snow
with Ben Wray
snow
with Ben Wray
John Kettle ??, 2005 AltLd
DavidH89 ??, 2005 -
danieljmarsh ??, 2005 AltLd
ALF 5 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Alistair
with Alistair
Hidden 5 Aug, 2004 Lead
nakedave ?Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
Nutkey ?Jul, 2004 Lead O/S Led a bit of the neighbouring MVS too, till I realised I was off-route...
Led a bit of the neighbouring MVS too, till I realised I was off-route...
Andysomething ?Jul, 2004 AltLd O/S With sack, walked straight off,
with Katy Wilson
With sack, walked straight off,
with Katy Wilson
crossdressingrodney 13 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Hill and Mountain Walking
with Hill and Mountain Walking
featuresforfeet ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with The Tweddler
with The Tweddler
BenTiffin ?May, 2004 -
with Gareth Field
with Gareth Field
Elastic Jones 31 Mar, 2004 AltLd
with John Beetham
with John Beetham
Hidden 28 Feb, 2004 2nd O/S
nicks 16 Aug, 2003 Lead
with Jonny Williams
with Jonny Williams
Hidden 12 Jul, 2003 Lead
Hidden 6 Jul, 2003 2nd O/S
speleosam ?Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Chris Young
with Chris Young
Hidden ?Apr, 2003 Lead
GPN ?Mar, 2003 AltLd A tremendous struggle in the rain.
with Sam Clifford
A tremendous struggle in the rain.
with Sam Clifford
Hidden ?Mar, 2003 AltLd
Hidden ?Nov, 2002 -
Hidden 17 Mar, 2002 AltLd
Harry Ellis 30 Aug, 2001 AltLd
pgac 7 Jun, 2000 Lead
with adi harris
with adi harris
Hidden ?Jun, 2000 -
Jim Haydock 29 May, 2000 AltLd
with Fred'
with Fred'
manmike ?Jan, 2000 AltLd O/S
with jon & Sam
with jon & Sam
alan moore ??, 2000 -
Smudge03 23 Aug, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Neil Calvert
with Neil Calvert
Hidden 23 Aug, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1999 AltLd O/S
Phil West 23 May, 1998 AltLd O/S In the mist & drizzle.
with David Atherton
In the mist & drizzle.
with David Atherton
John Brayshaw 10 May, 1998 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12 Jul, 1997 AltLd
RobSimmo 10 Apr, 1997 AltLd
kato'sdad 10 Apr, 1997 AltLd
craig h 16 Apr, 1996 Solo rpt
Hidden 31 Aug, 1995 AltLd
Hidden 16 Jul, 1995 Lead
EddieA 7 Jul, 1995 AltLd O/S Did the more interesting left-hand chimney on pitch 3(led)
with Simon W
Did the more interesting left-hand chimney on pitch 3(led)
with Simon W
tonyw ?May, 1995 -
Hidden 12 Apr, 1995 Lead
roncaves 29 Aug, 1993 AltLd
with Gavin Williams
with Gavin Williams
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
Hidden 5 Jul, 1992 -
PeteCheung ??, 1992 -
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 9 Nov, 1991 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 9 Nov, 1991 AltLd
mark-abz 2 Jun, 1990 Lead
with Simon K
with Simon K
johnkeith ??, 1990 -
Richard Weller 2 Sep, 1989 Lead
with Ali Lee-Browne
with Ali Lee-Browne
Andy Say 20 Jun, 1988 Lead
richorme ?May, 1988 Lead O/S
with Andy Austwick
with Andy Austwick
malc 24 Apr, 1988 AltLd O/S
John Brayshaw 1 Jun, 1987 Lead O/S
with CMC
with CMC
Guy ??, 1986 -
andy tetsill ?Apr, 1984 Lead narrowly missed by falling rock
with Manchester Poly, Joy
narrowly missed by falling rock
with Manchester Poly, Joy
andyb211 ??, 1983 -
with George Rowley
with George Rowley
Hammy 28 Aug, 1982 Lead
ewar woowar ??, 1982 -
Will Webb ??, 1981 -
with Nick Watkins
with Nick Watkins
Hammy 22 Aug, 1980 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1980 Solo
99bolivar ??, 1979 2nd
Hidden 19 Aug, 1978 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle ??, 1977 -
Mark Kemball ?Jun, 1975 Lead
with Philip Berrie
with Philip Berrie
Hidden ?Feb, 1975 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jun, 1974 AltLd O/S
Bob M ??, 1974 -
Nigel Bond 26 Jul, 1973 -
with Bob Panther
with Bob Panther
Gordon Stainforth 16 Jun, 1970 Lead
with Phil --, Eva --
with Phil --, Eva --
Hidden ??, 1970 AltLd
uphillnow 6 Jul, 1968 AltLd
with Pete Clayton
with Pete Clayton
mikej 28 Jan, 1968 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
Martin Bennett 19 Jun, 1966 -
with CJE
with CJE
Dave Musgrove ?Jun, 1966 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
with Jim Worthington
Hidden ??, 1966 -
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