Kinder Downfall (Downfall Climb)** II/III
[good conditions in 2013, 2 kb]40m. Climb the first pitch of the summer route South Corner on the right to a large platform, followed by a traverse leftwards, normally past a large icicle runner, then up a short vertical ice wall or corner to finish.

Ticklists: BMC On-Peak Rock: Esoterica, Peak Winter, Scrambles in the Dark Peak (winter).

Photo: good conditions in 2013 © mwatson
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jan/13

Lead first pitch, Very enjoyable!!!
trivett - AltLd - 26/Jan/13 with Steve ward

malc - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Paul Scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13

Took a fairly easy ramp variant. Very pleasant.
tsl42 - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Liam Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jan/13

I lead the first pitch up the ice fall. Nick lead the traverse and scramble mixed scramble on the far left exit. Soloed another II/III ice route about 200m left of the downfall that we spotted on descent. nice
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/13 with Hoult

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/13

A crazy night, climbed in a storm as the forecast was to warm up the next day, started climbing after 10pm and finished after midnight, worth the lack of sleep though. I led P1 and Tony led P2.
Andrew Lodge - AltLd - 25/Jan/13 with Tony

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Jo Hiley, Ben, Mike

Did P1 then traversed to the right (substantially) to avoid the cue and the water. Exited via an interesting snow slope with a mixed/rock climb near the top.
simonscubadiver - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/13

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Jon Miles

JHiley - 2nd - 24/Jan/13

first Ice Lead. Cruise fest. awesome to get the fickle peak district tick.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Jake Young

was a wonderfull route, a little bit rotten in places but still a really enjoyable route.
Kyle Rance - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13

Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Eddie Roebuck, AndrewJamesCherry

smokeyj - 22/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/13

Hidden - 19/Jan/13

mwatson - 2013

AndrewJamesCherry - 2nd - 2013 with stef morris

adie84 - 2013

Hidden - 13/Feb/12

Andy led most of the fall, after winning the toss
nige pacer - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

monsterek999 - 10/Feb/12

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 09/Feb/12 with Plum

NickST - 2nd O/S - Jan/11 with Phil Tucker

Took the hardest line, straight up the shallow steps to the ledge. Traversed using the big icicle as a runner, climbed the step 5mtr icefall to the top.
bigbadbob12345 - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/10 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 28/Dec/10 with Dylan

Mark Dennison - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/10

marcoleptic - Lead - Dec/10 with Tommo

lithos - Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jan/10

Covered in powedry snow and a steep (melting) ice section at the top
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/10

Getting a bit soft
tiga271 - Lead - 14/Jan/10 with mark20

Alpandy - 2nd - 10/Jan/10 with Steve and Kat

FrankW - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Colin Adams

3rd attempt, last twice at night in poor conditions. Now daytime conditions perfet.
Gambit - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Barney

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jan/10

midnight hit
david morse - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/10 with andy+ben

Dan_S - 08/Jan/10

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jan/10

...or friday 8th - climbed at about midnight.
Ben1983 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/10

First time ice-climbing, good fun. Lesson learnt : get some water proof gloves that will keep your hands dry and warm, ice-climbing with bare-hands is a bad idea!
slacky - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/10 with Dan & Tim

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

alancash100 - 2nd - 2010

in great nick... can't remember month (ie maybe early 2011) but in middle of big freeze
mattnuttall - Solo - 2010

greenclimb - Lead β - 23/Dec/09 with Sarah

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Dec/09

Brilliant day.
donkster - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/09 with ben

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with donk

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/09 with Alistair Roberston

towdman - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/09 with Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage - AltLd - 10/Jan/09 with towdman

Kat's first proper winter climb :-)
SteveM - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/09 with Kat

My first winter climb, and probably my first proper night-climb too.
kitkat78 - 2nd - 09/Jan/09 with SteveM

the lead would have been safer. cheers mike
Climb Rox - 2nd β - 09/Jan/09 with mic b

Hidden - TR - 08/Jan/09

At night. Although direct wasn't fully formed, Neil went as direct as he could rather than traversing the ledges. I bricked it...
benman - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/09 with Neil McAdie

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/09 with Rob Wymer

First ice lead awesome!!! Climbed at 1.00am in a white out. Ice was good even the ice screws looked bomber(ish) :-) Top roped direct before hand so had knowledge of the bit that crosses the direct.
mic_b - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/09 with Skinner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/09

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jan/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/09

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/09

Danzig - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Rich Ogden

First ice route. Lower curtain only a foot or so in diameter where it touched the floor. Great fun!
adi bryant - 2nd - 03/Feb/91 with Ollie

craig h - Lead O/S - 1991 with Duncan Martin

andy tetsill - Solo - Feb/86 with Ian Bennet,

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/85

First and only proper ice climb -
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/84 with Fat Freddy

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 13/Jan/82 with Chris Calow, Sian Hughes

Nigel Bond - Lead - 27/Jan/79 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

Hidden - Lead - Jan/79

Also climbed earlier with Bob Milward.
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jan/79 with Al Hadfield

mikej - AltLd - 09/Feb/69 with Ian Clayton

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