17m.

Rockfax Description
16m. The rift in the centre of the face is a classic two pitch battle. The lower squeeze can be avoided by starting up Overhanging Groove - a cop-out - and helmets jam in the final narrow section. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start right of Overhanging Groove in the 'V' recess and climb to the cave, where a belay is possible. From the cave climb up and out to finish with exposure on the left rib.

William Parsons, circa 1900

Ticklists

Classic Rock, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., The Almscliff pre 1912 Challenge, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven., Laycock's List - the original 1913 gritstone graded list, The Original 'Classic Rock' List, Rockfax Top 50 - Northern England, Amazing Almscliff Amusements, UK Sandbags

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ninjawil 10 Jun Show βeta
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Swirly 11 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
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amnsiac 8 Aug 2nd a battle
a battle
Davidlees215 8 Aug Lead O/S
Mike Todd 4 Aug Lead O/S
Sam Wallace 1 Aug 2nd
davidibex 23 Jul Lead O/S
ryan1410 23 Jul 2nd O/S Horrible climb. Jammed my whole body on the upper section. Ripped my T-shirt and climbed like an elephant
Horrible climb. Jammed my whole body on the upper section. Ripped my T-shirt and climbed like an elephant
Nea Weston 5 Jul 2nd
AlexMorris 5 Jul Lead O/S Grinning the whole way up, looks grim but it's just simply amazing < 3
Grinning the whole way up, looks grim but it's just simply amazing < 3
Compo 9 Jun 2nd O/S Like a fat person orgy. Looks so wrong, feels so right.
with Will
Like a fat person orgy. Looks so wrong, feels so right.
with Will
ninjawil 9 Jun Lead O/S
with Compo
with Compo
Jesse Dufton 1 Jun Lead
with mol
with mol
mol 1 Jun 2nd
Hidden 15 May Lead O/S
Redryan147 15 May 2nd rpt
with James M83, Sam 2
with James M83, Sam 2
Redryan147 6 May Lead RP
SeanAspinall 6 May -
AJM 21 Apr Lead O/S Quality green wriggling
with AllyBee
Quality green wriggling
with AllyBee
iainJ 14 Apr Lead O/S
Tom Fullen 14 Apr 2nd rpt
with iainJ
with iainJ
bobpilgrem 7 Apr 2nd Very traditional !
Very traditional !
HenryMeier 7 Apr Lead O/S Awesome! Worth doing whatever grade you climb. Great exposure, but feels secure with chimneying and bridging, and big holds when you need them
Awesome! Worth doing whatever grade you climb. Great exposure, but feels secure with chimneying and bridging, and big holds when you need them
Jono_1989 23 Feb Lead O/S
Wizzy 14 Feb Solo
Hidden ?? -
JackO3522 ?? -
el diablo ?? -
JackO3522 ?? -
Robin Nichols 3 Nov, 2018 Solo rpt
lcullum7 20 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S It’s stiff for the grade, and a size 5 cam is useful, but it’s also really good! And at the moment it’s in an enjoyable condition re bird poo and green stuff
with Ollie Headlam-Morley
It’s stiff for the grade, and a size 5 cam is useful, but it’s also really good! And at the moment it’s in an enjoyable condition re bird poo and green stuff
with Ollie Headlam-Morley
CraigOsborne 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 2018 2nd rpt
Bloke on a Rope 15 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Thought it might be nice to solo all the classic rock ticks, have reassessed my opinion after this, it would be terrifying!
Thought it might be nice to solo all the classic rock ticks, have reassessed my opinion after this, it would be terrifying!
JoeCoxson 9 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Don't know what all the bloody moaning is about. A tad stiff, but get involved, ignore the bird poo and climb for the daylight. Great fun.
Don't know what all the bloody moaning is about. A tad stiff, but get involved, ignore the bird poo and climb for the daylight. Great fun.
Wendy Watthews 9 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead p1
Lead p1
mrphilipoldham 29 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Brill! Loved the exposure on the final section, it looked unlikely from below but it’s all there when you commit.
Brill! Loved the exposure on the final section, it looked unlikely from below but it’s all there when you commit.
roald47 25 Aug, 2018 Lead
Paul Figg 21 Aug, 2018 2nd
Jamiewalkerjones 18 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Freddy
with Freddy
Hidden 18 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Pete_Mosely 11 Aug, 2018 2nd β
yossarian714 11 Aug, 2018 Lead β
Paulo H 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
atom 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tanya
with Tanya
Deezel65 18 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Oh dear! One to put in the ‘never again’ folder. HVS 5a feels about right grade wise! Massive sandbag - impressive to know it was first climbed 118 years ago! Nuts.
Oh dear! One to put in the ‘never again’ folder. HVS 5a feels about right grade wise! Massive sandbag - impressive to know it was first climbed 118 years ago! Nuts.
Jonnaylor 14 Jul, 2018 Lead Old fashioned chimney! Rather green and polished. Strenuous!
with Mike Palmer
Old fashioned chimney! Rather green and polished. Strenuous!
with Mike Palmer
Hidden 11 Jul, 2018 Solo rpt
Callum Smith 11 Jul, 2018 Solo Ahhhh
Ahhhh
Dave Musgrove 4 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt By grade this was the easiest of the 3 we did today. Robin and John said they'd never done it before and they both thought it the hardest. I had to do it twice to retrieve some gear! Our combined ages around 220 years!!
with Johnny Jones, Robin Barley
By grade this was the easiest of the 3 we did today. Robin and John said they'd never done it before and they both thought it the hardest. I had to do it twice to retrieve some gear! Our combined ages around 220 years!!
with Johnny Jones, Robin Barley
matt davies ?Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Great lead by Brian, our first classic rock chimney!
Great lead by Brian, our first classic rock chimney!
Hidden 29 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 -
Simnel 17 Jun, 2018 2nd With Ollie on his epic classic rock by bike challenge
with Andy T
With Ollie on his epic classic rock by bike challenge
with Andy T
fuzzysheep01 17 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
MusicalMountaineer 17 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 17 Jun, 2018 Lead
khalidq 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Only just made it!
Only just made it!
merski 9 Jun, 2018 2nd
Paul Sagar 9 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S Amusing, if bizarre. Khalid had a bit of a 'mare. I think he was just trying to make me feel better for falling of HS and VS earlier in the day.
with khalidq
Amusing, if bizarre. Khalid had a bit of a 'mare. I think he was just trying to make me feel better for falling of HS and VS earlier in the day.
with khalidq
Hidden 8 Jun, 2018 Lead
Redryan147 8 Jun, 2018 2nd β
with nobalga, Ali
with nobalga, Ali
McKApes ?Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 25 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
roym 21 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S A great route just for the hilarious positions.
A great route just for the hilarious positions.
Tom Fullen 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with roym
with roym
Graeme Hammond 16 Apr, 2018 2nd rpt Harder than I remembered, + 29/8/18 with Phil
Harder than I remembered, + 29/8/18 with Phil
Bradbury 16 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Eddietheed 16 Sep, 2017 TR β
cavemancolumbus ?Sep, 2017 TR
with Mike shields, Iain
with Mike shields, Iain
Mark Stevenson 15 Aug, 2017 Solo
Chubbs 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2017 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2017 Lead
jonathan_doyle 17 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Chris Oldfield 17 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
connor_furness 4 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Alpenglow 3 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt "Classic" indeed. Perfect route for indoor wall climbers.
with Patrick RT
"Classic" indeed. Perfect route for indoor wall climbers.
with Patrick RT
Alpenglow 3 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt
with Patrick RT
with Patrick RT
PatrickRT 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Worst thrutchiest chimney ever. So awkward and shitty
Worst thrutchiest chimney ever. So awkward and shitty
Hidden 26 May, 2017 Solo
Jmpollard 26 May, 2017 Solo β The final part of the almscliff pre-1912 challenge, finished shattered, sweaty and green!
The final part of the almscliff pre-1912 challenge, finished shattered, sweaty and green!
9fingerjon 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 2nd
RM199 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
Flavio 15 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
Ghost 2 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Haig
with Haig
onlyfoddington 1 Oct, 2016 Lead dnf Got rather confused by the route description and tried to go into the lower crack, but with no success - since learned this is not the way. Rain came down and so my pretzel antics were canned.
with Yinners
Got rather confused by the route description and tried to go into the lower crack, but with no success - since learned this is not the way. Rain came down and so my pretzel antics were canned.
with Yinners
GeorgiePorgie1 24 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S Al led that one. Awesome route, perhaps my fav for the day, although I only second it.
Al led that one. Awesome route, perhaps my fav for the day, although I only second it.
soph 24 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S Brilliant!!
with Frances Taylor
Brilliant!!
with Frances Taylor
Hidden 22 Sep, 2016 2nd
Seb Wilkinson ?Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Pumped my arms on the lean-back, bit of a puzzle getting out of the cave on the slimy chimney - ended up doing it in one pitch with a little rope drag
Pumped my arms on the lean-back, bit of a puzzle getting out of the cave on the slimy chimney - ended up doing it in one pitch with a little rope drag
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 Lead
will9911 ?Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Neil
with Neil
manmike 27 Jul, 2016 2nd rpt
with danny
with danny
Hidden 13 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 13 Jul, 2016 2nd
Mike Turner 8 Jul, 2016 Lead dnf
with John Burns
with John Burns
Hidden 27 Jun, 2016 -
Hidden 21 Jun, 2016 2nd
Hidden 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
andrewmc 14 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Led 'pitch' 2. Did this a couple of hours after rain, utterly disgusting. Finish on jugs was really not that bad, and gear seemed OK? (good nut just before you go; slammed two cams in once past the swing). Lower pitch, however, was incredibly slimy and disgusting, and upper pitch completely baffled me for some time until I applied full caving mode and bridge/wiggled my way up the chimney and then traversed out. Came out of this covered in green slime and actually far less clean than Great Gully a few days ago (the climbing was probably drier on Great Gully as well!).
with Zack
Led 'pitch' 2. Did this a couple of hours after rain, utterly disgusting. Finish on jugs was really not that bad, and gear seemed OK? (good nut just before you go; slammed two cams in once past the swing). Lower pitch, however, was incredibly slimy and disgusting, and upper pitch completely baffled me for some time until I applied full caving mode and bridge/wiggled my way up the chimney and then traversed out. Came out of this covered in green slime and actually far less clean than Great Gully a few days ago (the climbing was probably drier on Great Gully as well!).
with Zack
schristophersmith 11 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
althesin 11 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 Lead
Nez 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Dan D
with Dan D
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 2nd dnf
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 Lead dnf
Andy Moles 7 Mar, 2016 Solo Unhygienic.
Unhygienic.
Nez ??, 2016 -
Daniel Duerden ??, 2016 -
Nigel Bond 11 Oct, 2015 -
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
KevB 26 Sep, 2015 Lead
with Jim Stacey
with Jim Stacey
poigol5043 20 Sep, 2015 Lead
with Matt Elliott
with Matt Elliott
Dan Geh 11 Jul, 2015 AltLd rpt
with AMJ098
with AMJ098
AMJ098 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Dan Geh
with Dan Geh
jonnysims 16 Jun, 2015 AltLd RP led the bit but could not work out the top bit - mike came up and finished it
led the bit but could not work out the top bit - mike came up and finished it
guisboro andy 16 Jun, 2015 AltLd
AngelaC 4 May, 2015 Lead Several tries to escape chimney!
Several tries to escape chimney!
David_Gledson 23 Mar, 2015 Solo rpt
Nigel Bond ??, 2015 -
Jacob Phillips ??, 2015 Lead
Hidden 4 Oct, 2014 2nd
Bron H 1 Oct, 2014 Solo rpt
rustaldo 27 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Alex Hallam 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S This is a 'classic' in the sense that it's polished and horrible. However, this proved to be only the start of the dilemmas. Reaching out over to the left caused power screaming levels yet to be attained while climbing HS. Knackered, but satisfied.
This is a 'classic' in the sense that it's polished and horrible. However, this proved to be only the start of the dilemmas. Reaching out over to the left caused power screaming levels yet to be attained while climbing HS. Knackered, but satisfied.
Hidden 3 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
LanceSolf 8 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ski
with Ski
Ski ?Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Keith Swainson 27 Jul, 2014 AltLd
with James Turner, david stevens
with James Turner, david stevens
David Stevens 27 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with James Turner, Keith Swainson
with James Turner, Keith Swainson
Mickdenali 7 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S Slimey with pigeon shit, not a great route
Slimey with pigeon shit, not a great route
Hidden 30 Jun, 2014 2nd
freemanTom 12 Jun, 2014 2nd Extreapigeons since previously done adding to traditional character of route
with Rory SOC
Extreapigeons since previously done adding to traditional character of route
with Rory SOC
ruairidhwad ?Jun, 2014 Lead β
with SOC
with SOC
ColinD 17 May, 2014 Lead
with Craig
with Craig
Hidden 23 Mar, 2014 2nd β
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Dec, 2013 2nd
Al_Matheson 29 Dec, 2013 Lead RP Hs my arse
Hs my arse
Dexter JW 26 Oct, 2013 2nd dog
with Alex G
with Alex G
Cath HW 22 Sep, 2013 Lead
with John HW
with John HW
John HW 22 Sep, 2013 -
with Cath
with Cath
mark4344 29 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Quite a thrutch.did in 1 pitch. Sadly most of climb covered in pigeon shit.
Quite a thrutch.did in 1 pitch. Sadly most of climb covered in pigeon shit.
ash longreach ?Aug, 2013 Lead
joem 26 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
ClareM.123 26 Jul, 2013 2nd Not sure thi still deserves a classic rock tick..
with joem
Not sure thi still deserves a classic rock tick..
with joem
ColinD 16 Jul, 2013 Lead
nick ferro 9 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 2nd
beds74 5 Jul, 2013 Lead Big guy swinging below me! Yeah ha! Superb. Chatting to a guy who remembered the late great Arthur Dolphin climbing this route up & down 20 times in a day....lovely stuff.
with Craig Hartley
Big guy swinging below me! Yeah ha! Superb. Chatting to a guy who remembered the late great Arthur Dolphin climbing this route up & down 20 times in a day....lovely stuff.
with Craig Hartley
Hidden 4 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
mattwilk 4 Jul, 2013 2nd dog Great route. Shamefully had to rest on top section due to complete lack of route fitness and pumping out on the biggest jugs ever. Definitely up for a return.
with Mark
Great route. Shamefully had to rest on top section due to complete lack of route fitness and pumping out on the biggest jugs ever. Definitely up for a return.
with Mark
Pike 4 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with WolfyUK
with WolfyUK
guisboro andy ?Jul, 2013 AltLd
freemanTom 25 Jun, 2013 Lead Dam good value at the grade
with Keith CMC
Dam good value at the grade
with Keith CMC
freemanTom 25 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt 2nd ascent of the evening after Everet's retreat
with Andy Lang
2nd ascent of the evening after Everet's retreat
with Andy Lang
Anne Fairbank 12 Jun, 2013 2nd
markfairbank 12 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 9 Jun, 2013 Lead Classic! Definitely type 2 fun. Led in two pitches.
Classic! Definitely type 2 fun. Led in two pitches.
papashango 6 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Luke
with Luke
judith neaves 26 May, 2013 2nd
Shaw Brown 26 May, 2013 Lead Very traditional!!
Very traditional!!
Hidden 22 May, 2013 Lead
Calum Wadsworth 30 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
with Harrogate club
ralphio 30 Apr, 2013 2nd Wouldn't have liked leading this. Climbed it in two pitches. The second pitch being very exposed. Once I'd worked out the sequence it felt pretty secure.
with maumau
Wouldn't have liked leading this. Climbed it in two pitches. The second pitch being very exposed. Once I'd worked out the sequence it felt pretty secure.
with maumau
maumau 30 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 20 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S HAHA, ha... ha
HAHA, ha... ha
weekendwarrior92 ??, 2013 Lead very narrow, don't take much gear up or wear a helmet or might get stuck
with Zoe Logan
very narrow, don't take much gear up or wear a helmet or might get stuck
with Zoe Logan
AlanPedrick ??, 2013 -
chris ginge ??, 2013 Lead
Dan Geh 27 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Exit was exciting at HS!
with Freshers
Exit was exciting at HS!
with Freshers
Mr Fuller 20 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Memorable. 3 stars because it definitely gives you something to talk about... I led P1.
with CragDog
Memorable. 3 stars because it definitely gives you something to talk about... I led P1.
with CragDog
Hidden 23 Aug, 2012 2nd
Robin Nichols 8 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
David_Gledson 2 Aug, 2012 2nd rpt
with TRFrost
with TRFrost
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
petegunn 12 Jul, 2012 Lead
Hidden 12 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2012 2nd dnf
Hidden 10 Jun, 2012 Lead dnf
Nickster 9 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with AlanP
with AlanP
Hidden 25 May, 2012 Lead rpt
Ed Navigante 8 May, 2012 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 8 May, 2012 Lead O/S Had a go two years ago... but didn't really get anywhere. Cracking good squirming fun!
Had a go two years ago... but didn't really get anywhere. Cracking good squirming fun!
Hidden ?Apr, 2012 Lead rpt
Matt Cooke 28 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead out of the cave
with Andrew Cooke
Lead out of the cave
with Andrew Cooke
Graham Westbrook 17 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Theeni 17 Mar, 2012 Lead
Freshprintce 14 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Josh Neve
with Josh Neve
mattkemp70 ?Mar, 2012 Lead
with Westy
with Westy
JonG ??, 2012 -
Witsend3 ??, 2012 Lead
JonG ??, 2012 -
Ed Navigante ??, 2012 -
goadventure1 ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
keith leonard ??, 2012 Lead
with wife
with wife
Hidden 1 Dec, 2011 2nd dnf
simon1985 30 Nov, 2011 Lead
stev1e.wilso 30 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S Awesome climb - will wear my tweeds and some kneepads next time. Finish is great.
Awesome climb - will wear my tweeds and some kneepads next time. Finish is great.
TRFrost 1 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
with D. Gledson
with D. Gledson
andysroom 2 Sep, 2011 2nd rpt
with Paul, Lizzie
with Paul, Lizzie
pwilkie 2 Sep, 2011 Lead dog Left hand start rather than the chimney. Found this tricky as head not in the right place having not lead for a while. Slow but steady after that.
Left hand start rather than the chimney. Found this tricky as head not in the right place having not lead for a while. Slow but steady after that.
jonnie3430 2 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Glenn, Jonny
with Glenn, Jonny
wayne higgins leeds uk 15 Aug, 2011 Lead
Dave Musgrove 13 Aug, 2011 -
with Bob Larkin
with Bob Larkin
Paul Eckton 13 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with steve read
with steve read
petekeron ?Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Bradley
with Hugh Bradley
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 2nd
Darrell Read 25 Jun, 2011 Lead dnf
with Jon Rogerson
with Jon Rogerson
Jonny_86 25 May, 2011 2nd O/S Good moves and positions to finish. Did overhanging grove start! Much better.
Good moves and positions to finish. Did overhanging grove start! Much better.
Ste Ridd 25 May, 2011 Lead Horrific but worthwhile - a true clasic.
with jason
Horrific but worthwhile - a true clasic.
with jason
nick ferro 24 May, 2011 -
Hidden 21 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
helixmh 21 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
SteveM 11 May, 2011 AltLd Led thru the top half after Rach stopped in the cave. Had to evict the woodpigeons who were settling in for the night. So glad I brought a headtorch, we were the last cars left :-)
Led thru the top half after Rach stopped in the cave. Had to evict the woodpigeons who were settling in for the night. So glad I brought a headtorch, we were the last cars left :-)
spragglerocks 11 May, 2011 AltLd Never again. Wimped out of leading the second bit. I think Steve said he hated me "11" on a scale of 1 to 10...sorry! Nearly got benighted.
with SteveM
Never again. Wimped out of leading the second bit. I think Steve said he hated me "11" on a scale of 1 to 10...sorry! Nearly got benighted.
with SteveM
Jack00 21 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Hannah Hunt
with Hannah Hunt
Hidden 8 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Ewanski 27 Jan, 2011 2nd
Ewanski 27 Jan, 2011 2nd
nich0las ??, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ewanski
with Ewanski
Jim Walton ??, 2011 -
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2011 -
jon59 ??, 2011 -
Ben C ??, 2011 -
uphillnow ??, 2011 -
Teappleby ??, 2011 AltLd
with max
with max
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Swirly ??, 2011 -
adie84 ??, 2011 -
wahniel ??, 2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
Hidden 21 Sep, 2010 2nd dnf
Graeme Hammond 18 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S excellent fun :D
with Becky E
excellent fun :D
with Becky E
Becky E 18 Sep, 2010 2nd
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 4 Sep, 2010 2nd great fun
with Adam
great fun
with Adam
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 2nd
colin milton 4 Sep, 2010 Lead
with Sari Nevala
with Sari Nevala
sten 27 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Amy Gustin
with Amy Gustin
Hidden 22 Aug, 2010 Lead
simon kimber 16 Aug, 2010 Lead
with Rob Sandercock
with Rob Sandercock
Anthony Dixon 28 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2010 Solo
1918hasti 30 Jun, 2010 Lead
ayuplass 21 Jun, 2010 2nd
with miles
with miles
rtatham ?Jun, 2010 -
chrishedgehog 27 May, 2010 Lead rpt
with Jamie Van A
with Jamie Van A
Hidden 22 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
al jackson ?Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
povrs50 ??, 2010 Lead dnf
ross hold ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Arty 30 Oct, 2009 2nd
David_Gledson 30 Oct, 2009 Lead
with Arty
with Arty
Dave Warburton 4 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S Fairly sure Tom and Ewan wanted to kill me...
with Huw, Peter, Tom and Ewan
Fairly sure Tom and Ewan wanted to kill me...
with Huw, Peter, Tom and Ewan
bencole ?Oct, 2009 Lead dog
Hidden ?Oct, 2009 2nd
Ewan Russell 30 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S lead the second part after jim couldn't do it. What a route.
with Jim
lead the second part after jim couldn't do it. What a route.
with Jim
andrew300169 19 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S horrendous but brilliant. Excellent finish. Seems hard for the grade
horrendous but brilliant. Excellent finish. Seems hard for the grade
madagascar 19 Sep, 2009 2nd
carl_123 5 Sep, 2009 Lead
Rowansb ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
lucasp 18 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Horrific and worthwhile.
with Kieran (LMC)
Horrific and worthwhile.
with Kieran (LMC)
Hidden 18 Aug, 2009 2nd rpt
Hidden 16 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden 13 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden 12 Aug, 2009 2nd dnf
christensena ?Aug, 2009 2nd
Hidden 10 Jul, 2009 2nd
monstermunch 2 Jul, 2009 AltLd dog
with Chris Adams
with Chris Adams
Dave Foster 19 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Contender for most polished climb at Almscliff. Having said that, what an adventurous route. Start is hard, middle is awkward and the end involves a wild swing on hugely exposed mega-jugs way above good gear. Top end HS for me.
with Andy
Contender for most polished climb at Almscliff. Having said that, what an adventurous route. Start is hard, middle is awkward and the end involves a wild swing on hugely exposed mega-jugs way above good gear. Top end HS for me.
with Andy
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 Lead β
MeMeMe 26 May, 2009 Lead rpt
with sandy
with sandy
Hidden 4 May, 2009 2nd O/S
al99 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
martinazando 3 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with al99
with al99
Fitzy ?May, 2009 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 29 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt Went much more smoothly (ie quickly) this time. A great route.
with Lemming
Went much more smoothly (ie quickly) this time. A great route.
with Lemming
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden ??, 2009 2nd O/S
Rich Thornton ?Dec, 2008 TR O/S Wet Some tight squeezes
with Fiona Mingay, Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland
Wet Some tight squeezes
with Fiona Mingay, Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland
Will Hunt 15 Nov, 2008 AltLd O/S Led 2nd pitch from cave. Full of poo but great top moves.
with Tom Nichols
Led 2nd pitch from cave. Full of poo but great top moves.
with Tom Nichols
Hidden ?Nov, 2008 2nd
jonka ?Sep, 2008 Lead
manmike 31 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with jason
with jason
jason 31 Aug, 2008 Lead β
with manmike
with manmike
Will Smith 20 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Brilliant route and great to finally do it. Did it as one pitch with the original start. No points for style, I faffed with gear for far too long, but I was surprised to find none of the moves were too awkward and the finish is superb.
with lithos
Brilliant route and great to finally do it. Did it as one pitch with the original start. No points for style, I faffed with gear for far too long, but I was surprised to find none of the moves were too awkward and the finish is superb.
with lithos
lithos 20 Aug, 2008 2nd
victim of mathematics 16 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Awesome. One pitch with the proper start, none of this pansying about outside the chimney nonsense. The upper chimney is amazing. A size 6 camalot made it feel a bit safer :)
with Flicka
Awesome. One pitch with the proper start, none of this pansying about outside the chimney nonsense. The upper chimney is amazing. A size 6 camalot made it feel a bit safer :)
with Flicka
Hidden 16 Aug, 2008 2nd rpt
Hidden 10 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 20 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Steve Goodens, RobSimmo
with Steve Goodens, RobSimmo
RobSimmo 20 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S
with Steve Goodens, kato'sdad
with Steve Goodens, kato'sdad
sparra 24 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Ian
with Ian
Bowland Polkadot 15 Jun, 2008 2nd
with punky and the butcher
with punky and the butcher
Hidden 14 Jun, 2008 2nd dog
Hidden 12 Jun, 2008 Lead
Hidden 14 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Harry Ellis 2 May, 2008 Lead
with Nick Surgey
with Nick Surgey
Hidden 25 Apr, 2008 Lead
jimorothy ?Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Left hand start. Chimneyed 'Allan Austin's fat man's alternative' outer part of chimney. Absolutely awesome. Thanks to whoever delivered that jumper, twas freezing belaying second.
Left hand start. Chimneyed 'Allan Austin's fat man's alternative' outer part of chimney. Absolutely awesome. Thanks to whoever delivered that jumper, twas freezing belaying second.
Si dH 30 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S The top of this route is something else at the grade. We both ended up almost horizontal o na big jug, which felt more like 4c/5a than 4b, and with gear below feet for Neil leading. IS it really HS? We have both always been crap at chimneys :)
with Neil, Mark, Rich
The top of this route is something else at the grade. We both ended up almost horizontal o na big jug, which felt more like 4c/5a than 4b, and with gear below feet for Neil leading. IS it really HS? We have both always been crap at chimneys :)
with Neil, Mark, Rich
Hidden 1 Feb, 2008 Lead
Hidden ??, 2008 -
MikeDowsett ??, 2008 AltLd
with Pete Scott
with Pete Scott
AndrewJenkins ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Adam1973 3 Nov, 2007 2nd O/S
with philnorv
with philnorv
innes ?Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ruth
with Ruth
Sarah R 31 Oct, 2007 2nd
with Steve Sharland and Greg Grace
with Steve Sharland and Greg Grace
ollyroberts 20 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ben
with Ben
clipper2 ?Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2007 2nd
Geras 26 Aug, 2007 2nd
with Babika
with Babika
Hidden 25 Aug, 2007 AltLd
adi bryant ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
IanGilbertJones 22 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
andysroom ?Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
deanj ?Mar, 2007 -
nick ferro ??, 2007 -
Scott Anderson ??, 2007 -
rholdswo ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
robman 3 Dec, 2006 2nd O/S cursing chimneys!!!!!!
with stu
cursing chimneys!!!!!!
with stu
Northen Vince 8 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with Oliver
with Oliver
Hidden 16 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2006 2nd
Caralynh 30 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S Lots of fun once I'd figured out how to make upward progress in the chimney section!
with Flicka
Lots of fun once I'd figured out how to make upward progress in the chimney section!
with Flicka
Hidden 28 Jul, 2006 AltLd
Richard Wainwright 26 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with David Wainwright
with David Wainwright
Hidden 20 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
Elsier ?Jun, 2006 2nd dnf
with Ian
with Ian
Hidden ?May, 2006 Lead
markalmack ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Steve Lenartowicz 31 Dec, 2005 -
with Clare
with Clare
Simon Caldwell 13 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S Right hand start. Much faffing and dithering involved, especially at the top, but I eventually made it, without cheating! Of course it was almost dark by then, which pleased my partner no end...
with Lemming
Right hand start. Much faffing and dithering involved, especially at the top, but I eventually made it, without cheating! Of course it was almost dark by then, which pleased my partner no end...
with Lemming
Hidden 28 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Small and weak ?Jul, 2005 2nd
BALD EAGLE 1 May, 2005 Lead
with Christian Darr
with Christian Darr
Chesh ?May, 2005 Lead
with Lawrence
with Lawrence
MazElden ??, 2005 -
Peter Smith ??, 2005 Lead
Ally Smith ??, 2005 Solo O/S
with EmilyG
with EmilyG
Hidden 25 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
Mattyk 2 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with alicia
with alicia
alicia ?Jun, 2004 2nd
with Matt K
with Matt K
noah 11 May, 2004 2nd
with Pagan
with Pagan
Hidden 11 May, 2004 Lead O/S
sgl ?May, 2004 AltLd
with Konnie
with Konnie
Dave Musgrove 15 Apr, 2004 Lead
John Hunt 15 Apr, 2004 2nd
with Graham Exley, Dave Musgrove
with Graham Exley, Dave Musgrove
Brown 29 Mar, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2004 Lead
Stone Muppet ??, 2004 -
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
petellis ??, 2004 Lead
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
Hidden 31 Jul, 2003 AltLd O/S
cem 1 Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S I took over the lead from the cave
with Sally Dipple
I took over the lead from the cave
with Sally Dipple
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 -
pezzerrr 3 Nov, 2002 Lead O/S
five ?Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with JT, PW
with JT, PW
Hidden 23 Mar, 2002 2nd
Paul Figg 5 Mar, 2002 -
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Nov, 2001 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 22 Oct, 2000 Lead O/S
wildrover220 11 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
with Rob Kennedy
with Rob Kennedy
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead O/S
akhughes ??, 2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??, 2000 Solo Backwards inside out upside down bridging!
Backwards inside out upside down bridging!
Whealiebob ??, 2000 -
with Robin
with Robin
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
p.crooky#1 14 Oct, 1999 Lead
with Crotty
with Crotty
mjeffery ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1999 2nd
Nettle 1 Oct, 1998 2nd β *** - P1 - Mick Darfield
with Mick Darfield
*** - P1 - Mick Darfield
with Mick Darfield
Nettle 1 Oct, 1998 2nd β *** - P1 - Mick Darfield
with Mick Darfield
*** - P1 - Mick Darfield
with Mick Darfield
Tenko 29 Sep, 1998 Lead O/S
with Mick Bradley
with Mick Bradley
beaumap 8 May, 1998 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
with Tim Waddington
jfmchivall ??, 1998 -
chrishedgehog 15 Dec, 1996 2nd
with Mark Gill
with Mark Gill
SR1970 ?Aug, 1996 Lead O/S
tlr 20 Jun, 1996 Solo
with Pete D
with Pete D
Trobbo 15 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with john blower
with john blower
Andy S ?Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
rob.grafton ??, 1995 -
Hidden ??, 1995 Lead O/S
Rich ??, 1995 -
rurp ??, 1995 Lead O/S
daprince ??, 1995 -
Chris Ellis 11 Jul, 1994 2nd
with Dan Morgan
with Dan Morgan
Iain Brown 26 Sep, 1993 -
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
roncaves 17 Jul, 1993 Lead
Hidden ??, 1993 -
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
Hidden ??, 1993 Solo
Hidden ??, 1993 -
Hidden ??, 1992 -
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ??, 1992 Solo
Okecroak 24 Sep, 1991 AltLd
with D. Patterson, N Smith, C. Threfall
with D. Patterson, N Smith, C. Threfall
Roget 12 Sep, 1991 Solo O/S
with Jonathan T
with Jonathan T
nuts and bolts ?Jul, 1991 Solo
Hidden ??, 1991 Lead
John Southworth 17 Oct, 1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 1990 Lead O/S
Hammy 15 Aug, 1990 Lead
with Pete Smith
with Pete Smith
Andy Say 21 Mar, 1990 Solo O/S
johnkeith ??, 1990 -
Hidden ??, 1990 Lead
phardman ??, 1990 -
Dave Musgrove 15 Oct, 1989 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 15 Oct, 1989 Lead
Pete Pozman 14 Aug, 1989 Lead rpt
with Dave
with Dave
Charlie Staincliffe ?Apr, 1989 Lead O/S
craig h ??, 1989 Lead
Hidden 6 Apr, 1988 -
duncan ??, 1988 Solo O/S
lithos ??, 1988 Lead
with all sorts
with all sorts
Moses 4 Aug, 1987 Lead O/S
Brian Wilderspin 12 Apr, 1987 -
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Steve Crowe 18 May, 1986 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 22 Apr, 1986 Lead rpt
with John Byrne
with John Byrne
jhardwick ??, 1986 Lead O/S
TrevorCruse 20 Jun, 1985 Lead β
with Clive Dean
with Clive Dean
Hidden 6 Mar, 1985 Lead
hazeysunshine ??, 1985 Lead O/S
Pete Ford ?Mar, 1984 Lead
TrevorCruse 12 Mar, 1983 Lead dnf Failed to get started in the chimney and abseiled off
Failed to get started in the chimney and abseiled off
charlesmfrench 22 Jun, 1982 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 17 Apr, 1982 Lead
with Steve
with Steve
clanger ??, 1982 -
Martin Bennett 18 Oct, 1981 Solo What a week!
What a week!
The Reaper 31 Mar, 1980 Lead O/S
PaulHermes ??, 1980 -
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1980 Lead
with Adrian F.
with Adrian F.
Hidden 3 Jun, 1979 Lead
Hidden 22 Oct, 1978 2nd
andybirtwistle ??, 1978 -
cenotaphcorner ??, 1977 Solo O/S
mikej 5 Apr, 1972 Lead
with Stewart Grant
with Stewart Grant
greenbuoy 7 Jun, 1969 2nd
Hidden ??, 1969 2nd
Dave Musgrove 10 Oct, 1968 -
with Tom Morrell
with Tom Morrell
Hidden ??, 1968 -
Dave Musgrove 13 Feb, 1966 Lead O/S I'd just udged my way up Long Chimney and someone told me this was similar so was expecting another Diff! I remember feeling pretty exposed at the top trailing my rope through no runners at all! I survived to tell the tale.
I'd just udged my way up Long Chimney and someone told me this was similar so was expecting another Diff! I remember feeling pretty exposed at the top trailing my rope through no runners at all! I survived to tell the tale.
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