Rockfax Description
The rib between the chimneys is climbed on rounded holds and is poorly protected where it matters. © Rockfax

FA. Glyn Owen 1955

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, The V.S.+ Ticklist.

jshields 15/Oct Lead
with Greg Jennings
Manc88 14/Oct Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 05/Oct Lead rpt
with Tom
tompilgrem 05/Oct 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 24/Sep Lead O/S
John R Coller 03/Sep Lead O/S

Pruning shears would have been handy

thetradlad 09/Aug Solo O/S
Pete_Mosely 25/Jul 2nd β
with Steve Mynydd
matt.stevenson 19/Jun 2nd
NatalieB 11/Jun 2nd dog
stevo smith 11/Jun Lead
with Chris Britton
Alex Hyde 09/Jun 2nd O/S
with Sam
john max 01/Jun Lead
with Lucy
benkay119 30/May Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/May 2nd

No gear until halfway up - good lead Trev!

with Trev Prew, Kev
Hidden 18/May Lead O/S
HoboUniJoe 11/May 2nd
Billy Pedro Needham 11/May Lead O/S
danjouan 11/May 2nd O/S
with Pedro
Marl 08/May Solo rpt
loonylovegood93 06/May Lead O/S
RM199 06/May 2nd rpt
HarryBowyer 04/May Solo rpt
Daisy78 04/May TR
with Colin Webb
jimmysdead 03/May Lead O/S

Left at the top in the dark again with DPC. Lovely peaceful wander back through the woods after another evening climbing real rock in Derbyshire

with DPC Andy Tickle
Stephen3005 23/Apr Lead O/S
JoeMortimer 21/Apr Lead
LMS 20/Apr 2nd

Nice pleasant climbing and Christy managed to get enough gear in it didn't look too scary!

with Christy
alexcollins123 17/Apr 2nd rpt
Retro Rowan 17/Apr Lead O/S
harry.morrish 08/Mar Lead O/S

guidebook describes it as 'unprotected where it matters'-only managed to find two gear placements at 2/3 height...both next to each other in the same break , great climbing though !

TheCrackDestroyer 08/Mar 2nd O/S
cragtyke 01/Mar 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 01/Mar Lead
gaz3212 06/Feb 2nd O/S
Andypeak 06/Feb Lead
Droyd 04/Feb Lead rpt
with Megan
fuzzysheep01 13/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Very nice little route.

Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Capricorn One 30/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Sam
Droyd 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Two pieces of gear but very easy climbing, didn't use the tree or David's Chimney crack. HS 4a?

with Will, Emily
esuddes 29/Oct/16 Lead
with Hastie
Hidden 29/Oct/16 2nd
mrphilipoldham 25/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 25/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Phil O
Rafal Malczyk 05/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Bernie Sosin
rurp 27/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Unprotected 4c to 25 ft in the rain.

with Mark, bill farmer
Mr. K 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Bryn Wood
charley 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Lianne
daveclarke5 27/Jun/16 2nd
with Stephen
Hidden 27/Jun/16 2nd
Caroline_Schofield 27/Jun/16 -
Hidden 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/16 2nd rpt
stevelismore 02/Jun/16 2nd

With Ian new member.

curlycarl 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 13/May/16 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 13/May/16 Lead rpt
with Beardless Martin, Martin Hore
amccann 13/May/16 Solo rpt
with Matt H
Andy Moles 11/May/16 Solo
will9911 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
Palmer 24/Apr/16 Lead
sopaz 24/Apr/16 2nd
with Palmer
FlavioL1989 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Wayne S 17/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Dale
D Berry 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Wayne S
Rob Davies 10/Apr/16 Lead

The usual warm-up...

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
planetmarshall 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Worthwhile. Didn't think the protection was that bad...I've seen worse.

with Clive Betteridge
Hidden 03/Apr/16 2nd
GermanAlex 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Sadly very eliminate in nature, the top fridge hugging moves on good smears are great though. Tree can conveniently be lassoed with a sling, would have been more like HVS otherwise for sure. Definitely deserves more stars than the chimney to its left.

with Ben
benlatham07 25/Mar/16 2nd
Andy Hardy 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S


cunijoeme 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 28/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Ian Smith
Hidden 23/Feb/16 TR
MrFantastic 13/Jan/16 Solo O/S
mattwomersley ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 Solo O/S
cem 04/Dec/15 Lead rpt
with Peter Debbage
mikestr555 25/Oct/15 2nd
paulsross 25/Oct/15 2nd
with Phil Biglands
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Rob Gillespie 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S
HarryBowyer 13/Sep/15 Solo
HarryBowyer 11/Sep/15 Solo β
Hidden 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Capricorn One 08/Sep/15 Lead
with Nina
Hidden 05/Sep/15 -
Hidden 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
RobScarisbrick 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Alex Haines
Hidden 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
jamie ward 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Comrie
BnB 03/Jul/15 -
CharRowley 11/Jun/15 Lead
louiseclimbsthings 09/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/15 Lead
Andy Fielding 07/Jun/15 Lead
with Mike Walton
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
K Mckay 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

I really enjoyed this. It was mega windy so I was a but unsure about attempting it but it was absolutely fine. The book lies however, the top (protected) moves are definately the crux. Lower section is bolf but all very comfortable. I wouldn't say this was HVS or even hard VS

with Tom Swift
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd
john max 30/May/15 2nd
with Julian Sorrell
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/May/15 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/May/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Bold, but nice.

with Emma
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd
Teappleby 10/May/15 Lead
with Sam Marks, Lucy Stockton, Hannah Richardson, Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth, Matt Ferrier
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/15 2nd
Jimbo C 07/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Olly
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
rich_hw 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Jon_H
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
mikestr555 15/Feb/15 2nd
stev1e.wilso 08/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Simon
cem 06/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Kirill 06/Dec/14 2nd rpt

Same difficulty and just as dangerous as Fringe Benefit, but somehow only VS.

adi bryant 17/Nov/14 2nd
with Lee
georgenvk 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
hodge192 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
stevelismore 26/Oct/14 Lead

Glad I packed my mini cams, that was the only thing I could get in.

with tom pcc
pawel suhy 19/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
aking12 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Beth Davies, Rosie Lynch
RosieLynch 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Bethan Davies, Anthony King
helnewilliamson ?/Oct/14 2nd
DanOsb 20/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with pete
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead
cas smerdon 07/Aug/14 2nd
with Dave Beynon
freemanTom 03/Aug/14 Lead
with Carol Soc
HarryBowyer 26/Jun/14 Lead
with Helen Mort
Somerset swede basher 19/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Gudge 16/May/14 Lead rpt
with Helen B
helin 16/May/14 2nd
with chris
JoshT 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Doug
Emily93Mobley 28/Apr/14 Lead dog

Damn, misread the last bit

with James
Doug.Johnson 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 23/Apr/14 Lead
Markheighton 23/Apr/14 2nd
Wayne S 21/Apr/14 Lead
with Gary
g1m147 21/Apr/14 2nd
with Wayne s
JonnoP 19/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Bella, RikH
jimbonfire 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
max_chan 17/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Andy Jobling
williap 13/Apr/14 2nd

An easy HVS if I ever saw one!

with verity cross
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Maden
JakeWShaw 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Bit worrying until the first piece of gear but good climbing generally.

hodge192 ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/14 Lead O/S
deejmonkey 15/Mar/14 2nd
with rob, len, Tom, Damian
skittles 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Guidebook gave it VS, nice moves

Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd
terragait 15/Mar/14 Lead
with deej
tomparrott 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Daymo
Daymo 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
dom94 08/Mar/14 Lead
with Sam Huguet
bigbobbyking 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

I didn't find any gear for the crux. Which made it thought provoking :-)

with Chris Bull
rooftops ?/Mar/14 Lead
HarryBowyer 16/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Paul Hy 03/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Rob S
Rob Davies 19/Jan/14 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Teappleby 27/Nov/13 Solo
drobin 27/Nov/13 Lead O/S
ralphio 16/Nov/13 2nd

Thought it worth more than one star. Some interesting moves between the breaks. Not loads of gear.

maumau 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/13 Lead
amccann 24/Oct/13 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
rockaddict 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/13 Lead
Gabe Oliver 09/Sep/13 Solo O/S
mikealexpayne 08/Sep/13 2nd
kitkat78 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
chancer 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Fraser Campbell
Adam_42 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Alkis Tsapinidis
SteveM 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Rachael, Kat
spragglerocks 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Kat, Steve M
Alkis 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
BnB 03/Aug/13 -
Wayne S 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 23/May/13 Solo rpt
Jake Young 22/May/13 Solo O/S
shaunhumphreys 05/May/13 Lead O/S

no gear till the last 2 meters felt a bit sketchy

with Drew
Drew Bennett 05/May/13 2nd
with shaun
Nigel Bond 23/Apr/13 2nd
with Bern Hardman
dr_botnik 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
the power 23/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with rob
WillDoyle 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Andrew Lodge 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Just enough there and just enough gear but it does make you think.

with Steve
RichardMc 13/Apr/13 2nd
with Alan Mountford
hotfeet 13/Apr/13 Lead
with Richard M
Hannes B 09/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Easy but a little bold, although adequate gear can be arranged with a little thought.

with Chris, Pete
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
kwaidy 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with sting
sting 09/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
georgedunton 06/Feb/13 Solo O/S
thomaspomfrett 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Wyrdwired ??/2013 2nd
ashtond6 07/Dec/12 Lead
cem 02/Dec/12 Solo rpt
the power 01/Dec/12 2nd
with owen
Cake 01/Dec/12 Lead rpt
Double Knee Bar 24/Nov/12 Lead rpt
Dave 88 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S

Proper thin move quite high up with no gear. A great choice for first climb of the day!

chris skipton 18/Nov/12 2nd
John Brayshaw 18/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Chris
Sankey 11/Nov/12 Lead
with Jon
jshields 11/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Solo O/S
snowy_woodruff 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Mem
riddle 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Ted Rogers
deacondeacon 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Felt steady at vs. yeah you could take a nasty fall but it's very escapable and the moves are easy to read. Good route though, defo going on the solo circuit.

Gudge ?/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Woodsy
mikestr555 05/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/12 -
Chris Craggs 29/Jul/12 Lead

Never HVS.

with Graham Parkes
Hidden 30/May/12 Lead
jon59 25/May/12 Lead
Will Furnass 13/May/12 2nd
ranga 13/May/12 Lead
Tithe Technique 16/Apr/12 2nd rpt
charley 16/Apr/12 Solo rpt
with JackD, Kev
Jackwd 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Easy, not much gear!

Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
ryansb90 15/Apr/12 TR
SMThompson1 15/Apr/12 TR
BenedictIEP 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Definatly, VS. and thats from someone who cant manage natural grit, or big runouts.

Hidden 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
martin one 07/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Chris day
joemallia 06/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with Howard MacDougall, Vic Archer
minaturechris 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 01/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with Luke A
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
byatt2002 20/Mar/12 Lead
stefie c 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
JohnFJP 18/Mar/12 2nd
Sam James-Louwerse 17/Mar/12 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Mar/12 Lead
AielSavage 16/Mar/12 Lead

lovely climbing though i felt that the VS grade given in the guide book was more accurate

pete1993 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
alexcollins123 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Mike Hegarty 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 26/Feb/12 TR rpt
chumleywarner 26/Feb/12 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Charley's lead. Nice moves but would be scary on lead with the minimal gear.

charley 26/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Really enjoyed this once again. Still didn't like leaving the safety of the ledge but once committed, it's fine.

with Steve Fletcher, Ange, Geoff, Kev
sgl 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Susie
Jim Malo 22/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Barry
fatbuoybazza 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with jim
cem 08/Jan/12 Lead rpt
kitkat78 08/Jan/12 2nd rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 08/Jan/12 Lead
with Kat
tsjx 08/Jan/12 Lead
with Bruce
dominic lee 27/Nov/11 Solo
Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
HarryBowyer 28/Oct/11 Lead rpt
np134 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Ugly Kid Jo 02/Oct/11 2nd

No gear on the bottom two thirds

with Dan
TRFrost 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Tom Campbell 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
JonnoP 20/Aug/11 2nd
with Paul Burke
lithos 15/Aug/11 Lead

great gear at the top !

with George Wright
pebbles 15/Aug/11 2nd

robs lead. not technicaly hard or strenuous hard but feel hvs is correct grade given the lack of gear till 2/3 up

with george, rob
martin one 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
pebbles 07/Aug/11 Lead rpt

no gear till high up but steady - I really enjoyed this. tree can be lassooed with a long sling to protect the top

with rachel, ali
Rachel S 07/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
Phill Mitch 10/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/11 Solo
Will Hunt 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Robinson
Hidden 26/May/11 2nd
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
coombsy 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with John B
Bry 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Simon, Jim
Amy Kilpin 22/Apr/11 2nd
peter myers 15/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Andy Waring
Hoyes 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris A
chrisallan 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
MD 03/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Ed, Su
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 02/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Felt much easier than last time. Still bold and exciting at the bottom though.

with Jaime
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
spragglerocks 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Ketu 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with Graham, Charles M
mic_b 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

First climb after a very bad fall in May 2010

with Heidi
Hidden 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Iain
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
pmurdy 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
James Oswald 27/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Cool warm up. Scary. Nice. Hard VS. Quite easy moves. WIth runners it would be more like HS.

Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd
Brannock 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

VS really.

philb 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S

with mark delicate

Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
nick ferro 12/Sep/10 -

Somebody needs to trim that gorse! Bold lower section - no gear till half height! Good gear after.

pwilkie 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with nick ferro
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
oliccm 19/Jul/10 TR O/S

Climbed with Chris

Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
notauniqueid 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
graphiclunarkid 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Enjoyable. VS in the BMC guide, which I think is fair. Managed to find a runner on the left in the first break to protect the sketchy moves up to the second break.

charley 31/May/10 Lead O/S

Lovely route.

with Ange, Geoff, Kev
Tithe Technique 31/May/10 TR rpt
with Geoff Burrows, Angela Paul, Charley Fell
valentinesbabe 31/May/10 2nd O/S

Charley's lead...lovely climb, managed to stay left and avoid the tree at the top.

with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe
SteveM 30/May/10 2nd rpt
with Andy, Kat
kitkat78 30/May/10 Lead O/S

First route of the day, good one for getting the head in gear...

Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Lev 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 25/May/10 Solo rpt
Becky E 22/May/10 2nd
Hardonicus 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Surfleet
Darren_R 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Parsons
willworkforfoodjnr 16/May/10 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 03/May/10 TR O/S

Climbed up following hail storm, all holds really wet. Great route !

with Jonathan Keats PCC
mattparratt 25/Apr/10 Lead

Good rounded holds, plenty of grip and surprisingly straightforward climbing. One piece of gear, just below the gorse bush - though you could probably cram in another piece or two if needs be.

Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
jimstanton 06/Apr/10 Lead
with Leo
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo rpt
gazfellows 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 14/Mar/10 TR
with Charley
Neil Pacey 14/Mar/10 Lead
Tanya Savage 14/Mar/10 2nd

Not much protection; interesting top moves spreadeagled on rock with foot in gorse bush

Mark D 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/10 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Wood for Trees 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S


with Lee and Ben
ig248 ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd rpt
tebs 23/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Bold lead from Luke carefully avoiding the gorse anf getting it in the satch

with Luke
Duck Egg 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

spicy and a bit bold but not as reachy as the BMC guide makes out. Just about worth HVS I reckon, [VS in BMC guide]on account of no runners till halfway up. Good route

with Bart Shaw
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
shaun walby 05/Dec/09 Lead rpt
with Martin Haworth
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Solo
tinyali 15/Nov/09 TR O/S
with AD
Matt Bennett 15/Nov/09 Solo O/S
with Lewis Grey
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Solo
Cake 15/Nov/09 Solo
Hidden 01/Nov/09 Solo rpt
Tim Harper 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
markfairbank 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Harry Middleton
J25 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Yes quite unprotected lower down, but use your feet well and its probably steady 4b max to the gear, thought the crux was leaving the ledge by the holly bush/gear where completely staying on the face feels a little eliminate. Felt much easier, better and more straight forward than Jonathan's Chimney next door. Nice route

with Rob
Ketu 25/Oct/09 2nd O/S
dpmUK 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Anybody who thinks that unprotected 4c moves half way up a crag make for a VS is a bit mad. Nice climbing mind.

with Dan
Hidden 09/Oct/09 TR
Bex_M 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Tim Newton
tim newton 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 27/Sep/09 2nd β

Brian lead.

with Andy Rail, Brian Q
mark20 26/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Pelleas 11/Sep/09 2nd
PanzerHanzler 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with KentDave, Martin Stevens
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 06/Sep/09 2nd
Irn Bruce 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S

HVS? Really? The guide suggests VS and I have to agree. Fair enough it can be bold for the first half with no protection but the climbing's not particularly taxing. We were laughing at this for having the same grade as Bachelor's Climb (VS going on E2 IMHO) let alone HVS!

with Ian Jenkins
dannyboy83 ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Havill
AsleepOnBelay 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyable route, with the hardest bit just before the gear.

with Sarah Davis
disturbed_one51 30/Aug/09 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 30/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
James_D 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S

The bush has grown a lot since the guide was written!

with Rach
Hidden 26/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/09 2nd
ungracefulathlete 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S

a lovely climb. feel like spiderman as the rubber sticks to the rock so easily. i can say this as i didnt lead it. VERY poorly protected.

with Tim
frankcp87 29/May/09 Solo

Couldn't work out the last move at the gorze so stepped right into the crack of Davids Chimney.

MD 10/May/09 Lead
with Misha
tri-nitro-tuolumne 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Crane
tommytwotone 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Nigel
max_chan 30/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Andy Prichard
highrepute 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
SGD 05/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Not sure about HVS, it's bold and reach helps. Pleasent enough though :)

Hidden 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd
Twisty 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rayan Sammut
@ndy 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hardcore Pat 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Graham Plant
Em66 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with MUMC
max_chan 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Nice route. VS

with Lou
Hannah Moulton ?/Mar/09 Lead
with Rob Middleton
cem 31/Jan/09 2nd rpt
Kirill 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Oct/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
RichardMc 11/Oct/08 Lead
with Tony Williams
Hidden 02/Oct/08 2nd
BigToe 28/Sep/08 Lead
Whealiebob 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Stee
Piers Harley 27/Sep/08 Lead
with Simon Clark
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd
Sankey 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Michael
Trigoc ?/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/08 Lead O/S
cpoad 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Bold but easy in lower section. Didn't do top move very well.

with Neil C
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Brown 02/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd rpt
Howard J 13/May/08 TR
Hidden 13/May/08 Lead
Adam1973 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/08 2nd O/S
alaan 31/Mar/08 Solo
clive-greenwood 10/Feb/08 2nd
MikeLeeds 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Allan Watson 27/Jan/08 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
simonw1 27/Jan/08 2nd
with Allan Watson
Pete Horn 06/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
robal ??/2008 Lead O/S
ruthonbike ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Mike
gonzo_ls9 ??/2008 -
with d
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
DannyK 19/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with pep
feilx 16/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Bob 16/Dec/07 -
john lynch 23/Nov/07 Lead
with rich armour
Hidden 15/Nov/07 Solo O/S
martin48 10/Nov/07 Lead O/S

i agree easy vs

with dave
mikej 06/Nov/07 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden ?/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 13/Oct/07 Lead


with Phil Ashton
Hidden 03/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 02/Oct/07 Solo O/S
mooseloose 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Keith
howlingbaboon 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S
scarybiker 01/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
maybe_si 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with james
james.f.williamson 29/Apr/07 2nd
tatz45 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Lisa Morgan
baldcoder 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Lead
Maciek ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jonathan
OffshoreAndy 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Hidden 25/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead RP
Ing 17/Mar/07 TR
with Jim
Hidden 17/Mar/07 TR
tom.e 13/Mar/07 Solo O/S
stevo smith 05/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Dad belay

Nicos 27/Feb/07 Solo O/S
with dan woolnough
Hidden 25/Feb/07 Solo
Pete Graham ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Oddjob 17/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Ben1983 02/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Sidekick 02/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/06 Lead
IanJackson 19/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
catt 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Toby
mooseloose 04/Nov/06 2nd rpt
with Mike
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Solo
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S
madaxeman 09/May/06 2nd
featuresforfeet 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Liz
annakyn 01/Apr/06 2nd
with Dave Williams
kp64zl ?/Apr/06 2nd
with Mike L
JPGR 18/Mar/06 2nd
with Ickshi
Hidden 21/Jan/06 Lead
Si dH 11/Jan/06 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Solo O/S
drysori ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
mel holmes 02/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Nancy Maitland
alj ?/Jun/05 Lead
with leon skeldon
Hidden 05/May/05 Lead
BlueJohn 05/May/05 2nd
Hidden 05/Mar/05 2nd O/S
BlueJohn 05/Mar/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd
leon ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Phil West 20/Feb/05 2nd rpt
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 20/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Phil West
cem 09/Jan/05 Lead rpt

Led & seconded several times since

Iggy_B ??/2005 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
jimbobimbo ??/2005 Lead RP
with Gro
Hidden 13/Nov/04 Lead
Martin Rowe ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Richard Butcher
SteveM 20/Jun/04 Lead
with Tobs
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Stig ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
julian allen 03/May/04 Lead O/S
mwh 01/May/04 2nd O/S
with Stevo
peter myers ?/May/04 Lead

My first HVS lead.

with Matt Eyre
John Brayshaw 09/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Chris
PenJD 02/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
Neil Henson 27/Mar/04 2nd
with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
nige pacer 08/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Phil West 04/Jan/04 Lead rpt
with Shaun Walby
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Solo
mattwyles1 ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
SteveM 22/Feb/03 2nd
with Tobs
cem 12/Jan/03 2nd
with Jonathan Astin, Graham Dolman
Mark Stevenson 07/Jan/03 Solo
brownie mike ??/2003 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Stu n Clare
Phil West 02/Nov/02 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan
DerwentDiluted 17/Apr/02 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden 16/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/02 Lead
John Marsland 16/Feb/02 Lead
with Ant Williams
John Kettle ??/2002 Lead
willackers ??/2002 Lead O/S
with J.Bickerstaff
Hidden 29/Jul/01 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/01 Solo rpt
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
adam carless ??/2001 Lead O/S
with someone from CUMC
Pete Nugent 21/Apr/00 TR
with Joe Hodgkinson, Rob Hodgkinson
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 27/Nov/99 Solo O/S
ellie macpherson ?/Jul/99 Lead
with Ian Holmes
ajc 24/Jan/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/98 2nd
Hidden ?/Nov/98 TR
Robin Hoodie 19/May/98 TR
with Andrew Bound
David Qualtrough 09/May/98 -
nigehughes ?/May/98 2nd
with Derek Rennie
steveriley ??/1998 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/97 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/97 TR O/S
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 22/Jun/96 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
r0b 28/Feb/96 Lead O/S
with Ian Huyton
Roget 14/Jan/96 Solo O/S
runestone 01/Jan/95 -
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
craig h 09/Oct/94 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Aug/94 Solo O/S
roncaves 24/May/94 Lead
charlesmfrench 16/Jan/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Solo O/S
babymoac 22/May/93 Lead
with Capesy
John Marsland 27/Feb/93 Lead
with Sam Mould
Podling ??/1993 Lead
malc 01/Oct/92 2nd
Chris Ellis 11/Apr/92 2nd
with Martin Veale
rob.grafton 10/Apr/92 2nd
with jim h, chris pugh, Bruce
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/91 Lead rpt

Had been TR-ed (in the rain) 5 years earlier

Hidden 04/Jul/91 Solo
craig h 14/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Jim Mellor
Dave Musgrove 16/Feb/90 Solo
with Kim Greenald
Andy Say 17/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 03/Jun/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 06/Mar/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden 02/May/82 Solo
Rob Davies 12/Oct/80 Lead
with Tony Welsh
Hidden 13/Nov/73 Lead
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