Doctor's Chimney

2 Stars
 S 4a

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Climb the crack up the left side of the pillar to reach the impressive chimney system. Tricky moves are then needed to enter the main fissure before following it with pleasure.
FA. Fred Pigott 1919


I can't see any reason to upgrade this from its traditional grade of VDiff. Only one tricky move and that's well protected. I suppose it depends on how good you are at chimneys!
Simon C - 08/Jun/03

Climbed this yesterday with the Doctor' Saunter start. Was shocked when the top section of the starting block moved about an inch as I was pulling up/back on it! Seemed to stop because it caught on the arete. We considered recent seepage might have played a part. Given that it's a beginner's climb in a popular area and most people would not treat the block with suspicion, figured it was worth posting a note of caution.
orge - 11/May/09

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