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16m.

Rockfax Description
Start left of the chimney and follow scratched footholds right to a crack and climb this to bulges. Step right and climb the main fissure to the capping overhang and escape out to the left. © Rockfax

FA. Henry Bishop early 1910s. Also known for a time as Blizzard Chimney..

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage; Diffs on the cliffs, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, 29 Routes, 87 Stars, 1 E Point each, Chatsworth to Bamford, Stanage Starred VDiffs, 50 of the Best, Stanage Popular Greens, Rockfax Peak Gritstone East (2001) Top 50, Stanage 'Difficults', Stanage Solo, Peak District Grit Graded List

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LauraH 22 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Couldn't chimney or bridge my way up. Finished up the severe instead!
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βeta: Couldn't chimney or bridge my way up. Finished up the severe instead!
victim of mathematics 10 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: It's an easy mantleshelf type manouevre. I Soloed this happily a few times when I was only leading VDiff, so it can't be that hard!
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βeta: It's an easy mantleshelf type manouevre. I Soloed this happily a few times when I was only leading VDiff, so it can't be that hard!
LakesWinter 2 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: There are holds, they're just a bit small and polished. Anyway you can use the big ledge on the right wall to help get round that bit
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βeta: There are holds, they're just a bit small and polished. Anyway you can use the big ledge on the right wall to help get round that bit
Jon Greengrass 1 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Its a chimney its got arse holds :o)
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βeta: Its a chimney its got arse holds :o)
tchnorton 1 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A move without footholds on a diff!?
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βeta: A move without footholds on a diff!?
orge 5 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Would definitely feel a bit run out if you didn't have cams to protect the top corner/crack. It's also a (pleasantly) delicate if you bridge rather than squirming up the crack - can't really complain about that when there was a "traditional" option though :)
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βeta: Would definitely feel a bit run out if you didn't have cams to protect the top corner/crack. It's also a (pleasantly) delicate if you bridge rather than squirming up the crack - can't really complain about that when there was a "traditional" option though :)
Nutkey 20 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with all the above - my fiancee backed off 2/3 height (first diff, in pouring rain!), and I found the climb, err, interesting. Found the traverse left exposed, and yes, unprotected without cams. VD, at least in the rain!
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βeta: Agree with all the above - my fiancee backed off 2/3 height (first diff, in pouring rain!), and I found the climb, err, interesting. Found the traverse left exposed, and yes, unprotected without cams. VD, at least in the rain!

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Fat Man's Chimney

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(Black Rocks)