Iron Claws** IV
[South Wales ice, Andrew cruising up his first winter route of the season, 3 kb]60m. The furthest gully on the right

Photo: South Wales ice, Andrew cruising up his first winter route of the season © Tim W
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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Early start with web driving in soloed first steps untill main pitch which webster lead. abbed into short ice climb to the left of claws which I lead clear bright and sunny, v hot by the water in the afteernoon!
justaddpowder - 2nd - 04/Apr/13 with David Webster

solo first two steps, lead crux pitch. huge ice mushrooms blocking the topout so had to traverse left under capping overhangs, rather tough! ice was thick but softening rapidly! late season fun
Webster - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13

Very brittle top pitch with some massive umbrellas. Not as covered when compared to photos from previous years.
maresia - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Jason Bailey

Traversed left out of top pitch as although the ice was beautiful, it was not particularly friendly.
Rich God 3 - AltLd - 01/Apr/13 with Gwilym

Fantastic bit of climbing, I had the easy lower section which meant I then ambled up the gully alone and was first see the final pitch in all it's glory, up close. I few choice words were uttered and I was very glad to be seconding this bit!
Lil_Pete - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Jimbo Latimer, Tom Gibbison

Carodashes - 2nd - 24/Jan/13

Ab in and top rop due to lack of gear for lead. good ice with surroundings clear of snow
justaddpowder - TR - 23/Jan/13 with Leo, Caroline Milree

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/12

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Dave Notton

huwmjames - Feb/12

gingernick - Lead - 2011 with Daryl

huwmjames - 24/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jan/10

Dave P1, Tim P2
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Crispin, Dave Ripley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10

Lead the top pitch, Brilliant fun!
Sarah Black - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Jess Christley

Christian Reynish - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/10 with steve delaney

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/10

Out of condition with weather forecast to break so we didn't think anyone would object to us top roping it and risking smashing it up. Took the hardest line I dared up a thin almost completely formed pencil up the middle. Decided not to pus my luck through a series of cauliflowers so traversed into the left hand corner and exited up the corner Gareth had smashed his way through. Hardest piece of ice climbing I have every done. Would be a great route when fully formed.
eagleopus - TR O/S - 09/Jan/09 with Gareth

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