Contributed by KyleRussell Dec/21 - This public hilllist has been seen 631 times

All climbs that include either chockstones that can be climbed under, tunnels, arches, holes or narrow chimneys, giving the sense of climbing into, through and bursting out the other side to glory.
Predominately a winter route list grade 4 or lower there are some additions outside of those parameters that couldn’t be omitted.

decent runners in Hidden Chimney  © grim830
decent runners in Hidden Chimney
© grim830, Mar 2016

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Foot and back, back and foot

Deep Cut Chimney
Foot and back, back and foot
© tony ball

gardyloo gully in lean conditions

Gardyloo Gully
gardyloo gully in lean conditions
© stewart barton

king of the chockstones: deep cut chimney

Deep Cut Chimney
king of the chockstones: deep cut chimney
© IM

Me leading top pitch in very lean conditions.  Couple hard moved to get out of here when its this lean.

Gardyloo Gully
Me leading top pitch in very lean conditions. Couple hard moved to get out of here when its this lean.
© 010paw

Kenny entering The Great chimney

The Great Chimney
Kenny entering The Great chimney
© Mike Franks

deep cut chimney

Deep Cut Chimney
deep cut chimney
© IM

Gardyloo Gully Ben Nevis

Gardyloo Gully
Gardyloo Gully Ben Nevis
© Rachel James

Inside the CIC Hut, Ben Nevis. Jud Jordan reflects on a tough ascent of Gardyloo Gully. February 1967.

Gardyloo Gully
Inside the CIC Hut, Ben Nevis. Jud Jordan reflects on a tough ascent of Gardyloo Gully. February 1967.
© Tony Marr

And breathe...

Deep Cut Chimney
And breathe...
© Hamish Frost

Coiling the rope after Crypt Route

Crypt Route
Coiling the rope after Crypt Route
© Jonny Tee 69

Deep in Crypt Route.

Crypt Route
Deep in Crypt Route.
© Mike Pescod

High-Lining on Ben Nevis

Gardyloo Gully
High-Lining on Ben Nevis
© Brodiehood


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Post Box Gully II *** 28 180m Sgorr Ruadh
Chockstone Gully II * 160 100m • 4 The Cobbler
Gardyloo Gully II * 410 ? Ben Nevis
Fuselage Gully II ** 191 ? Beinn Eighe
George III 4 *** 144 ? Liathach - Spidean...
Arch Gully III ** 45 ? Bidean nam Bian -...
Hidden Chimney III ** 1877 ? Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Ingrid's Folly/Peregrine Gully III ** 11 ? Gearr Aonach
Avalanche Gully III 4 ** 7 600m Gearr Aonach
The Great Chimney IV 5 *** 29 65m Ben Nevis
Deep Cut Chimney IV 5 *** 333 150m • 3 Hell's Lum
Crypt Route VD *** 219 ? Bidean nam Bian
27 stars 3,454 1,095m 17
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