Kinder Downfall (Direct Route)** IV
[Kinder Downfall Direct. Putting in the first screw., 2 kb]30m. In good conditions the central ice pillar, with it's cascade of icicles, can produce a steep and serious pitch.

Photo: Kinder Downfall Direct. Putting in the first screw. © si cooke
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

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

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jan/13

tsl42 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Liam Brown

fantastic winter conditions. Very vertical!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Gavin PCC, Phil PCC

Nick did it all to the top in one pitch and I followed.
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/13 with Hoult

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/13

Soloed all the way to the top, after having soloed the easier two other right hand routes (Downfall Climb and Central Direct). Probably easier than the normal grade because there were deep ices-axes and crampons hollows in the ice.
Oihularia - Solo - 25/Jan/13

night time assalt in very poor weather
Mr Messy - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/13 with Steve

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

Night time ascent by head torch.
Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Sam Simpson

headtorch ascent, i made it up with a struggle had to rest to get out a screw because I suck
Sam Simpson - 2nd - 23/Jan/13 with Mark Grist

cmars89 - TR - 19/Jan/13 with Jake rowarth, Sam duckworth

SoulTrekker - Jun/12

midnight, no harness, 1 ice screw, one pair of crampons and ice axes between us. Cool route.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/10 with Stuart Coxson

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jan/10

mic_b - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/10

great conditions, last day before it departed. After topping out there were about 8 people in the queue. Leaving work early paid dividends
smithaldo - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/10 with mark j

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/10

Worst hot aches of my life! Ice in reasonable nick but huge amount of loose snow on ledges made it a necky lead for Rob.
Will Smith - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/10 with Rob

Bottom pillar of thick ice has cruddy veneer in places, but takes good screws. Upper pillar fine , but the snow at the top had me worried, very gently dig trench up protection-less snow - phew
lithos - Lead - 13/Jan/10

The condition was excellent after the prolonged cold spell (once in 30 years?), ice being well-formed and the temperature being just freezing (-3 degC): The upper snowy part was dodgy with a big cornice, so we traversed to the left.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 13/Jan/10 with Sirion

Led the short wall from the big ledge as a second pitch.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10 with Andy Kilby, Trevor Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/10

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Katharine

Katharine.eaton - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Dom

thick ice - arctic weather. horrible blizzard on top..
GuyM - 2nd - Jan/10 with si

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/09

martinbettridge06 - 2nd - Dec/09 with colk1000

Hidden - Lead - Jan/06

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/96

In a queque of 11. Worth the wait. Good laugh.
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 1995 with Duncs

adi bryant - 2nd - Jan/92 with Ollie

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1985 with Al Rouse, Phil Burke

RichardMc - Lead - 20/Feb/83 with Daphne Pritchard

Fell one one axe ripped but the other held as I was clipped in to it.
charlesmfrench - Lead dog - 15/Jan/82

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

AB1965 - 10/Jan/81

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

Sean Kelly - Jan/79 with Bob Millward

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