Clarion Call, Chee Dale Lower

7a Sport route

One of the first routes in the UK to be bolted specifically for the purpose of free climbing. Bolt protected free routes had existed but were typically reliant on gear left behind by aid climbers (pegs, caving bolts etc.)

The route was subsequently de-bolted and climbed at E6. Following a more accepting attitude towards sport climbing it was re-bolted and has become a very popular route.


2 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Gary Gibson Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)
Nick Dixon Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)

Climbed without the bolts at E6 6a, he used a piece of rock to hammer in a peg mid way through the ascent.