Flake Chimney

1 Stars

Adjacent Routes
<< Ice Boat < The Little Flake Crack  |  Hybrid > Pedestal Chimney >>

The chimney in the left side of the bay can be climbed inside or outside of the chockstones. The subterranean route is more secure, and tight; the outer one is precarious and probably S 4b.


A glorious outing if you wind your way through the chockstones. Had me in stitches most of the way up.
Jonathan T - 02/Jul/05

The outside route is pretty soft at S and has never been VS!
Grit Monkey - 03/Jul/05

Awesome fun. A classic of its type. Three stars if you like that sort of thing. None if you don't.
victim of mathematics - 11/Aug/05

This is a great route but a joke at Severe, its about as hard as the Diff to the right of it. The 'VS' variation might just be worth S but you can sling the whole chockstone to give yourself a toprope! Does no-one know how to chimney?
Grit Monkey - 04/Apr/06

I soloed the inside version of this at the weekend. Great fun, but safe as houses, and certainly not HVD! VD max I recon (one steep pull over the boulder at the top, but good foot ledges).
cider nut - 02/Apr/07

Just realised my last comment may have been misleading. When I said safe as houses, I didn't mean in terms of gear, I just meant it would be very hard to fall off or out of. I didn't look at the gear, although there are plenty of chockstones to thread!
cider nut - 03/Apr/07

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 12
    hard0 of 1
    0 of 1
    easy0 of 1
    hard HVD 0 of 1
    HVD 0 of 1
    easy HVD 0 of 1
    hard VD 1 of 1
    VD 0 of 1
    easy VD 0 of 1
    3 Stars 3 of 7
    2 Stars 0 of 7
    1 Star 4 of 7
    0 Stars 0 of 7
    Bag of ..... 0 of 7

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.