18m.

Rockfax Description
The wide crack in the third of the corners is the wrong size for most folks. © Rockfax

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Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, AMC Uni Ticklist, Enigmatic Affection: The Dark Art of Chimneying, Thrutch and Clutch, Type 2 Fun

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
00robhar 5 May Solo rpt Perfection again
Perfection again
mjcostain 14 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
00robhar 6 May, 2018 Solo rpt Shimmied up the chimney in 1 minute and 5 seconds! I guess I Just Fit perfectly, all about using those elbows on the back wall, with palms on the front wall (fingers pointing down). Very Enjoyable :D
Shimmied up the chimney in 1 minute and 5 seconds! I guess I Just Fit perfectly, all about using those elbows on the back wall, with palms on the front wall (fingers pointing down). Very Enjoyable :D
Ilia Nadyrbayev 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
00robhar 6 May, 2018 Solo O/S Soloed. First time was fast so then I went for a repeat ascent whilst being timed! Excellent fun, I guess I am the perfect fit!
Soloed. First time was fast so then I went for a repeat ascent whilst being timed! Excellent fun, I guess I am the perfect fit!
JadeHollick 6 May, 2018 2nd
Dougal420uk 19 Apr, 2018 TR O/S
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 19 Nov, 2017 2nd
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Stroppy 19 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
jamesb101 19 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
Flavio 4 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S *** obviously.
*** obviously.
Keith Swainson 22 May, 2017 Lead O/S Great fun once fitted in! Scary with no meaningful gear until then. must be worth stars (plural)!
Great fun once fitted in! Scary with no meaningful gear until then. must be worth stars (plural)!
Georgie25 22 May, 2017 2nd Type two fun ;-)
Type two fun ;-)
T.ellwood-14 28 Apr, 2017 2nd
Just_Waltr 28 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
emgroves 6 Apr, 2016 TR
davebrox ??, 2016 -
ReubenS1990 ?Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Scary lead. Chicken winged the whole way up and couldn't feel my arm by the top.
Scary lead. Chicken winged the whole way up and couldn't feel my arm by the top.
Whipinator ?Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Tim Sparrow ??, 2015 -
chappers909 6 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Dan Geh
with Dan Geh
Dan Geh 6 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt Got my number 6 cam in right at the bottom! Far better on lead.
Got my number 6 cam in right at the bottom! Far better on lead.
Dibdawg 21 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
with Dean177
with Dean177
Dean177 21 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
with Dibdawg
with Dibdawg
kim.mulji 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Got to the big crack, then got into crack, and couldn't move. Tried the other way round (facing cliff), but even worse. Prompted to put some gear in, then climbed up edge a metre, then got into crack. Used various "thrutching"-related techniques, and traversed across crack to reach ledge and back wall. Hard work, but safe once you are in the crack!
with Loic
Got to the big crack, then got into crack, and couldn't move. Tried the other way round (facing cliff), but even worse. Prompted to put some gear in, then climbed up edge a metre, then got into crack. Used various "thrutching"-related techniques, and traversed across crack to reach ledge and back wall. Hard work, but safe once you are in the crack!
with Loic
kyaizawa 13 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
lcullum7 13 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 12 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S Nice introduction to Off widthing. . . painful but enjoyable experience!
Nice introduction to Off widthing. . . painful but enjoyable experience!
ianstevens 23 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Utterly awesome, book yourself in for a skin graft before you undertake the monster! An utter must do, and once you're in the crack its pretty much impossible to fall, just to wedge yourself deeper in. If you're debating it, go and do it! Also (beta alert) you won't fit any cam ever made into it, sorry! Also, NOT an offwidth - it's a squeeze chimney.
Utterly awesome, book yourself in for a skin graft before you undertake the monster! An utter must do, and once you're in the crack its pretty much impossible to fall, just to wedge yourself deeper in. If you're debating it, go and do it! Also (beta alert) you won't fit any cam ever made into it, sorry! Also, NOT an offwidth - it's a squeeze chimney.
Samuel Wainwright 23 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S 3 star classic VS..More blood donated here than to the NHS. HVS if you forget your car jack.
with Ian Stevens
3 star classic VS..More blood donated here than to the NHS. HVS if you forget your car jack.
with Ian Stevens
cbeard 13 Oct, 2012 Solo dnf Backed off this one as getting into the chimney wasn't going to be trivial!
Backed off this one as getting into the chimney wasn't going to be trivial!
mcglenr25 13 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Brilliant fun, caving experience and a svelte stature are useful prerequisits!
Brilliant fun, caving experience and a svelte stature are useful prerequisits!
Hidden 13 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
pembrokeshirecaver 27 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S Found this pretty easy due to my wide experience of caving. Little tricky getting into the crack but once established very straightforward thrutching which eases towards the top
Found this pretty easy due to my wide experience of caving. Little tricky getting into the crack but once established very straightforward thrutching which eases towards the top
Coops_13 7 Jun, 2012 TR dog First off-width, rested on rope a couple of times but completed it "off-width" style
with Dan Geh
First off-width, rested on rope a couple of times but completed it "off-width" style
with Dan Geh
yarrow 7 Jun, 2012 TR dog Filthy fun.
with Dan Geh
Filthy fun.
with Dan Geh
Dan Geh 7 Jun, 2012 TR O/S lovely off-width fun, should of lead it really.
lovely off-width fun, should of lead it really.
AMJ098 6 Jun, 2012 TR O/S A great struggle. My first off-width. Had a soggy but fun time in there!
A great struggle. My first off-width. Had a soggy but fun time in there!
funsized ?Apr, 2012 Lead O/S Didn't really think through what I was (literally) getting into, until it was far too late. Credit to Chris for holding back the laughter as long as possible whilst I was thrutching around with groundfall potential. Probably one of my favourite HVS's yet.
Didn't really think through what I was (literally) getting into, until it was far too late. Credit to Chris for holding back the laughter as long as possible whilst I was thrutching around with groundfall potential. Probably one of my favourite HVS's yet.
climbingchica 17 Sep, 2010 TR
Rob Hirst 17 Sep, 2010 TR O/S Michelle laybacked it up and had a nightmare. i just managed to get in the crack but also had a night mare. it is sooo tight that you can't do anything once you are in.
Michelle laybacked it up and had a nightmare. i just managed to get in the crack but also had a night mare. it is sooo tight that you can't do anything once you are in.
david morse 7 Sep, 2010 Lead dnf dont bother bring a big cam, its too wide. Proably 5.9 squeeze, slightly narrower than Monolith Crack.
with siobhan
dont bother bring a big cam, its too wide. Proably 5.9 squeeze, slightly narrower than Monolith Crack.
with siobhan
Hidden 2 May, 2010 Solo O/S
Ed morris 23 Oct, 2009 TR O/S no gear where it matters unless you have giant cams so top roped. squeezed into the crack and thrutched up it. Nasty and slow.
with mark dwyer
no gear where it matters unless you have giant cams so top roped. squeezed into the crack and thrutched up it. Nasty and slow.
with mark dwyer
liamlonsdale 25 Jun, 2009 Lead dnf bloody horrible crack...got up the start no problems, but actually getting into the crack?! Not one of us could do it...and there were 4 attempts...in retrospect, probably laybacking the moves at the lower part of the crack (big balls required) and then squeezing in further up may have worked better.
with Ben Robinson
bloody horrible crack...got up the start no problems, but actually getting into the crack?! Not one of us could do it...and there were 4 attempts...in retrospect, probably laybacking the moves at the lower part of the crack (big balls required) and then squeezing in further up may have worked better.
with Ben Robinson
Hidden 3 Jan, 2008 TR O/S
max_chan ?May, 2004 TR O/S
jamie ward 27 Apr, 2003 Lead O/S
with Chris Comrie
with Chris Comrie
Hidden ?Aug, 2000 2nd
belay bunny turned bad ??, 2000 -
Nigel Coe ??, 1997 Lead
with Dick Hanson
with Dick Hanson
Hidden 12 Nov, 1995 2nd
Martin Bennett 17 Jul, 1986 -
with John Genessi, RA
with John Genessi, RA
julesmckim ??, 1984 -
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