K3 | 8a+ Sport route at Chee Dale Lower


3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Seb Grieve Lead (Worked) 21st August 1994

It took Seb three years to climb the route and when he finally succeeded he said, “It’s got to be called K3, as it’s much harder to climb than K2”. Since Seb has never set foot in the Himalaya, this is quite an unusual statement.

During the time that elapsed from bolting the route to its final completion, approximately 90% of the sport climbing population of Sheffield belayed Seb at one time or another. [1]


[1] Peak Limestone North, First Ascents Supplement /file/bc3fd0e4-a3ee-a736-1cbf-d68af9f0910e/peak_lime_north_first_ascents.pdf

Simon Lee Lead (Worked) 29th July 2010
Neil Mawson Lead (Flash) July 2011