Kinder Downfall (Downfall Climb)** II/III
[Nightime Crowds on Kinder Downfall, 1 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: Nightime Crowds on Kinder Downfall © Alex Thompson
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Skiied from scale and back down Jacobs ladder, awesome day. Also climbed the steep hanging ice but and right off the ledge, great formation's
jamesturnbull - Solo - 06/Feb/15 with John Crook

Climbed with nigel and pat, walked 80 in dark, was good when we got there but warming up after ( team behind us decided against it by then) early birds and worms!
climber34neil - Lead - 05/Feb/15

Interesting..... After all the hype we took the walk up to take a look.....we arrived about 23:30 and had to wait a wee while before we could have a go. We flipped a coin for the lead..... Ice wasn't bonded that well to the rock but we were gentle with our plecemnts and moved south caution. Some interesting sections due to the conditions. Great night out with some night navigation to get home.
nation1 - 2nd - 05/Feb/15 with Dave Payne

Led p2. Great fun! My first pure ice climb.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/15 with Rob

Lots of ice but also lots of running water. Not good enough for screw but found a couple of nuts (and pink tricam) along the way. Topped out 23:30. Cheers to Rog for coming out on his first ice climb, not sure what will be left today but probs worth a look if anyone is out that way.
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/15 with Roger Kirke

Night climb with suberb vis. Ice formed up, but in variable condition. Some care required. At least three teams aborted their attempt. Cracking route though.
Davp - Lead - 04/Feb/15

RKirke - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/15 with Edward Hastrop

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/15

At night, led on mickeys gear due to lack of screws and to save time
Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/15 with john gallant, Sam Ash

MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/15 with John G, Sam Ashworth, Lawrence BP, Matt Harmon

Sam Ash - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/15 with Lawrence Beesley-Peck, Mickie Schobitz, Matt the Fresher, John Gallant

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/15

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

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/10

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/10

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

Ice
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

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/84

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jan/84

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/83

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

Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/81

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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