acrkirby 18/Jul Lead
with luke
climbingrev 17/Jul AltLd O/S

Led P1&2 (ie 30m to top of chimney, though stepped onto arête at 18m). Worth it for the sudden drop-off over the aux chveval move! Midges made us run pitches 3,4,5 quickly! (maybe used a single piece of gear between B2-3, and less on the next two :) Chimney is traditional as it says - back and footing a la mode! (don't get jammed in!)

Hidden 16/Jul Lead O/S
JoeLucas ?/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun Solo O/S
mfisher 27/May 2nd O/S
LukeWalker 06/May 2nd
Hidden 06/May Lead O/S
Hayley Kruger 21/Apr 2nd β
tomhull 21/Apr Lead rpt
with tarawatson, Hayley Kruger
Hidden 21/Apr 2nd
MFB 11/Apr Lead
with Back rope
Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
UncleMephisto 11/Mar AltLd O/S

Dead sheep at the foot of the chimney seemed oddly appropriate.

Hidden 11/Mar AltLd
Martin Davies 07/Feb Lead O/S

What a horror fest. Waterfall pouring down it, but that didn't put me off. Loads of gear, gloves came off half way and battled up chimney with rucksack, approach shoes on soaking rock, swiping snow of ledges with frozen fingers. Hardest moves at top, which reading comments makes sense. Alice got a few metres up on second, decided not to finish. So abbed down off a spike, stripped, pull rope... oh oh. Prussik back up the rope (good practice), rigged second spike half way whilst pulling, abbed off that, still a nightmare to pull down, had to clip on and walk down rake to pull it. Everything soaked, but great fun and good practice! Finished off up the Rake. All in all a standard sandbag wet weather route in the Lakes I reckon.

Stroppy 21/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jan Solo
samjross ??/2017 AltLd
citizen6ix 19/Jul/16 Solo O/S

had given this a miss the last two times i saw it, but had climbing shoes with me this time so ditched backpack at base and headed up. with helmet but without ropes, so a few moves half way up left me hesitating a bit.. exited chimney just below the much harder cramped section at the top, exit to right on the rough slabs steep but solid. easy walk/scramble/bouldering to summit.

citizen6ix 19/Jul/16 Solo rpt

descended from the first ascent of this via jacks rake to get my rucksack, then ascended it with the rucksack on to see how that felt. some moves higher up much trickier with a heavy and bulky pack on but still comfortable to ascend.

static266 12/Jul/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead
matt_batchelor 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Chris
PieMan 25/Jun/16 AltLd

Lead the first pitches by doing the complete chimney (which the guide said was for diehards) rather than moving right at halfway. Tough moves to exit the chimney, especially for the grade. Also got eaten alive by midges.

with Kat, Che
Hidden 14/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Adam Coles 05/Jun/16 Lead
with ben1987
ben1987 05/Jun/16 2nd
static266 31/May/16 Lead O/S

Easy and well protected way to the summit, small holds lead out of the chimney but the Rock is super grippy.

Hidden 07/May/16 2nd O/S
PeteMc 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Moving together in big boots

Freshprintce 07/May/16 2nd
Nathanhelstrip18 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb. Hard with rucksacks on, but with plenty of pro.

with Jordan carter
91dave 07/May/16 Lead

Great moves on this; I don't normally enjoy chimneys quite this much.. Part 4 of a Langdale linkup.

with Dan Williams, Lina Arthur
spitfire23bc 07/May/16 2nd

Hard work with a rucksack, but great fun! Part 4/4 of a Langdale linkup. Long slog down off the summit, then a welcome dinner in the pub.

nathanhesslewood 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/16 2nd
Derek.cttn 06/May/16 2nd
olddirtydoggy ?/Apr/16 AltLd

Quite nice for the grade. Great views and worth combining something from below the rake.

mcglenr25 21/Mar/16 Solo O/S
AliceKerr ?/Mar/16 Solo
JenShelley 31/Jan/16 AltLd

In the rain/sleet, with soft snow all over the place, and a stream running down much of the chimney. In big boots, slippy, slimy and fun! Appropriate end to the climbing on a super mountain day starting on Middlefell Buttress and then Crescent Climb as well.

with Tom
Tony Prendergast ??/2016 -
Ric2ragas ??/2016 -
john jennings ??/2016 Lead
xusa 27/Oct/15 2nd O/S

A very traditional end to a Langdale enchainment. A little wet and still a struggle. I pulled on gear

Elastic Jones 27/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Spanny
PanzerHanzler 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Only a diff but the hardest thing I've led all year. Any Diff leader doing this may be in for surprise especially if it is wringing wet in all of it's muddy slimefest esoteric glory. A nice struggle and a good way to end the day, enjoyed in that perverse way.

with Richard S
domhowell 23/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

lead the top pitches. Danny lead the chimney = very slimy and wet

with Danny
Hidden 23/Aug/15 AltLd
thrutch 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Antony Mariani 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Wesley Orvis 16/May/15 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 14/May/15 Solo
lithos 18/Oct/14 2nd

good lead by mark, nice stream coming down the chimney, fun in big boots

with dave w, mark brown
Hidden 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
joermann 08/Sep/14 Solo
maumau 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead
Ruth Allan 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S

A slimy chimney in the wet - emotional with walking boots on.

Tarquin 16/Aug/14 -

tough in big boots the rain - a real thrutch.

with Louise
Louvet 16/Aug/14 -
with Tarquin
gingerking ?/Jul/14 Solo
razzorbuzz 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon.O, Andy Elliot
doyle12 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Dom, Andy E
paulh.0776 29/May/14 2nd
with Paddy
petegunn 18/May/14 AltLd
with Davina
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 05/May/14 Lead O/S

In bendy walking boots seemed tough for a diff

with David Brown
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/14 2nd O/S
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Hidden 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
freemanTom 29/Sep/13 Lead

Great fun. Felt worthy of the addition of Very to the grade.

with Tries, Mike CMC, Amy Till
mjackson 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 -
gfpowell 14/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
judith neaves 12/Jun/13 2nd
with cliff brown
Daniels735 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Waters
Wesley Orvis 26/May/13 Lead

nice route grade 3 after the chimney.

6aPunter ??/2013 -
Mark Eddy ??/2013 -

Very wet, having already ascended Crescent climb in a downpour! I got stuck in the chimney, then managed to down climb so Neil could show us how slimy chimneys are climbed. A good value day out

with Neil
Ian Hinkins 14/Nov/12 AltLd
with Steve Shaw
Stephen Shaw 14/Nov/12 2nd
with Ian
baldy.matt 27/Oct/12 -
with Shaw
ayuplass 27/Oct/12 2nd
with peter, cath
Peter Metcalfe 27/Oct/12 Lead
lukimotaka 18/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Josh
Hidden 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S
KevinJ 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd. Chimney was a bit on the damp side, but still a classic thrutch!

with Nige H
gw3285 23/Jun/12 AltLd
stratandrew 23/Jun/12 2nd

In big boots during heavy rain. There was a waterfall coming down it. Very very difficult. Solid lead from Colin. Perversely one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done...

with Colin Maddison
Bullybones 26/May/12 Solo
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
mikespooner ?/May/12 Lead
with Lucy Emery
Steve Lenartowicz 15/Apr/12 Lead
with Clare
mattprince 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Brimelow
djking1983 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
tomhull 04/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with George Lonsdale, Liam Lonsdale
Hidden ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead β
Gav Parker 29/Jul/11 AltLd
Dave Wearing 29/Jul/11 AltLd
with Gavin Parker
cheeky 07/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

In mountain boots, chimney pitch was wet and very slippery, really had to fight my way to the top! A good finish to a proper mountain adventure to occupy a wet day!!

with Dan
jcooper8 27/May/11 2nd
Mackinclimb 27/May/11 Lead
Andysomething 04/May/11 2nd O/S

PMcG led, arete variation, bold.

with Bruce Perry, Peter McGarry
tomhull 02/May/11 Lead rpt
with Ellie Leighfield, phil vickers
oldmanpete 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Highly entertaining!

edmund94 20/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
jamespilgrim 16/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

First couple of pitches good, chimeny surprisingly pleasant!

fivestar 16/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
nigelw 14/Aug/10 AltLd
with Antony Dean
jimhall 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Paddy
pclark 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with jimhall
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Amy Kilpin 26/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mattking_109 ?/Jun/10 AltLd
mattrm 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Wet, thrutchy and awesome! Probably my favourite route ever. Really tired by the end of this. Would make an excellent winter route. Proper old school chimney, really happy to have done one.

with Jules Vine
katiep 02/May/10 2nd O/S

Very polished

mikespooner 02/May/10 2nd
Lawrence Eccles 02/May/10 Solo O/S
with A. Crook
Robin Head 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Katie
ritid 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
ilona torstensson 01/May/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
sparra 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mark B
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
davidwright 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
KeithW 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Greasy & polished, way harder than the grade.

with Burj Langdana
Shaw Brown 14/Jun/09 Solo
twoplates ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Adam Milward
Hidden 22/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
jonwright ??/2009 Lead O/S
with peter
Elastic Jones 05/Nov/08 Lead
with Colin Clamp
Hidden 06/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jayme 01/Oct/08 2nd O/S
tobydunford 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 31/Jul/08 2nd β
munki1971 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dorian Roberts
sgl 13/Jun/08 Solo O/S
tomhull ?/May/08 Lead
with may davies
Hidden 04/Nov/07 AltLd
Ste Ridd 27/Oct/07 AltLd

Boots, Pack on a damp day. Tricky chimney & traverse out.

manmike 26/Oct/07 -

boots, packs and damp made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Nice continuation from cresent climb. Well recommended when other routes are not in condition.

igneouscarl 02/Oct/07 2nd
Keenb 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Dinger 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Bex_M 03/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
goingupintheworld ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Rob H, Matt H
Carly 16/Jul/07 Lead
with seb
birbeck ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Airnes
Dave Wearing 30/Jun/07 2nd
with Rocket.
Rob Rocket 30/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Almost perfect conditions!!

with Dave Wearing
Peter Metcalfe 11/Jun/07 Solo

A "traditional climb of great character" taken at full speed while fighting off the midgies. Pleasant swim across the tarn afterwards.

with Langdale Scramblers
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Gybebunny 09/Jun/07 Lead

I hate chimneys

with Helen Hooper
mortimea 02/Jun/07 Lead
with Matt Fisher
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Different Steve 28/May/07 Lead O/S
with Marika Ley
RM199 ??/2007 -
simon kimber ??/2007 Solo
themightyblues 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Paul led the chimney (made harder by having packs on our backs), then went up final 2 pitches of Cook's Tour with me leading.

with Paul Derrick
Bokonon 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Nice particularly if the chimney is taken direct, some guides suggest not including the second section on the chimney - do it it's a great bit of chimney. Very good value at Diff.

with Dave
smiler 29/Jul/06 AltLd
with Bokonon
DerwentDiluted ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/06 Lead
murray ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 25/Jan/06 AltLd

Done in big boots expecting wet conditions. However it was warm and dry!

with cliff brown
nakedave ??/2006 -
edmitchell ?/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
with kai ren
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd
Pete Graham ??/2005 Solo
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
Ian Roberts ??/2004 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Dave Ed ?/Aug/03 -

Did it with walking boots and a lot of seepage. Quite a nightmare, Tried to rescue a Hardwick Ewe near the top; bad idea

with Tim Edward
Hidden 07/Jun/03 2nd O/S
le_grimpeur 18/Apr/03 AltLd
with Dad
DGY 18/Apr/03 AltLd
Elastic Jones 25/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Richard Crane
Dan 85 ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Alexander
Paul-Michael 14/Apr/02 Lead O/S

Persistant drizzel, big boots.

with Mark McCaffrey
crossdressingrodney 10/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 10/Apr/02 2nd
Mark Collins 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Peter Svenson
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
BenTiffin ?/Jul/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/99 -
Jamie B ?/Feb/99 Lead

In wet slimy conditions; possibly the hardest thing I've ever lead.

with Chris Bradley
Chris Murray 30/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Geoff
mike fenwick ?/Sep/96 Solo
Elastic Jones 28/Oct/95 AltLd O/S
with Bob Lott
EddieA 26/Jul/95 Solo β

As descent route

with Simon W
EddieA 13/May/95 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Jim Walton 30/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1993 -
Simon Caldwell ??/1993 Lead dnf

First pitch only. It was dripping wet, and everyone else refused to follow! So I abbed off the tree.

telemark ??/1992 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
Hammy 28/May/91 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1990 AltLd
with FMC, Unsure
Andy Say 18/Feb/88 Solo
Rog Wilko ??/1988 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove 23/Mar/86 Solo
Bob 29/Jun/82 Solo
charlesmfrench 13/Apr/81 AltLd O/S


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jon 20/Jun/72 Lead
with roger b
Martin Bennett 28/Aug/65 -
with Geoff Cross
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/65 -
with CJE
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/65 -
with SGW, CJE
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