Good neve above 800m with solid axe placements. Struggled to find belay stances/places to put protection in and ended up soloing the majority. The Ghost Rider - AltLd - 19/Jan/14
saintlade - 2014
Grand day out, still very much in condition.
whispering nic - AltLd - 11/Apr/13 with Bomber Harris, Pam
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/13
easier due to hooks/steps but still not thin
lawrenceK - AltLd - 09/Apr/13
Struggled to find start of the route in the mist but very atmospheric in these conditions. I've waited years to catch this in condition and wasn't diappointed....fabulous route. Very well travelled and technically straight forward. A shame about the queue behind 3 other parties.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Steve Grove
Great climb, busy day.
planetmarshall - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Rob Cook
Great day out. Conditions pretty good too. Very busy though!
andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Graham Davies, Simon Taylor
wupert - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Andrew Marshall
luckyjim - AltLd - 05/Apr/13 with D Helm
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/13
Climbed after been recomended to grab whilst in nick.
moose ridd - AltLd - 05/Apr/13 with M.Sadler
nicjbuk - AltLd - 03/Apr/13 with paul freeman
Fantastic day out with Falkirk
iansm - 2nd - 03/Apr/13 with Graham C, Martin (Wilf)
Led thin crack chimney and ice slab. Great conditions. One of the best
abbeywall - AltLd - 01/Apr/13 with K
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13
Starting to get thin in places but still in good nick but busy today
team fat belly - 01/Apr/13 with hugh
Hidden - 01/Apr/13
Great climb, wanted to do this for a long time. A real treat to get it in condition on a beautiful blue sky day. On the top before 10am with the entire summit to ourselves.
jshields - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with Jeff Ingman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13
minch - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/13
well banked at bottom but good sport above thinman chimney
Grezza - Lead - 24/Mar/13 with Andy Kemp
climbtim - AltLd - 12/Mar/13
zejrus - AltLd - 10/Mar/13
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Ian Clifford
cliffy - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Julian Prieto
Very lean in places.
Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/13
TeeBee - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13
niall_mac - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with am_bodach
Beautiful day, top-out was so awesome due to scenery. Climbing not difficult at all, amazing mountain route.
Jams Crwca - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13
machars - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with Bjorn Verduijn
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with trevor
Not 4 as it was today; would have led but it was very busy.
net - 2nd - 24/Feb/13 with George
Very easy conditions!
GPN - Lead - 24/Feb/13 with Annette
Excellent conditions, very busy today, think we were one of 8 teams. But not too much waiting about. Cave pitch getting thin due to the amount of traffic.
rnotman67 - 2nd - 24/Feb/13 with Easers
easers - Lead - 24/Feb/13 with Danny, Ryan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13
mrbird - AltLd - 24/Feb/13
Dougbart - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with david bird
Great nick (III/3) and weather, I led top two pitches. Great fun and busy, but generally no problem as we arrived at belay just as the party ahead left. Carmen didn't appreciate the shoe box sized lump of ice dumped on her shoulder by the overtaking pair, thanx for that.
Left a sling and krab at bottom, dropped a dmm bug and krab :-( !
lithos - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with carmen, Toreador
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13
Great route!! Well worth getting up super early to get on it!! Was mobbed, must have been at least 7 Parties trying to get up when we were there. Condition was good but certainly well traffic'd. Nice wee pitch before the route even started was a bonus!
010paw - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Andy Watt
I led the icefall to start then 3 or 4 other short pitches, Rob led the last 2 inc cave pitch, various soloing and moving together. SHowing the signs of its popularity with lots of hooks and steps, no more than III in this state (Red Gully the day before was harder). Late-ish start meant we missed the queues and only occasionally saw people at belays (other than one impatient pair who pushed past).
Brilliant route, would be good to get it in pristine nick sometime, ie before someone starts a UKC thread to summon the hoards!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Rob, Carmen
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/13
morsy - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with gerhard mors
Lead the first section we pitched and then also the cave pitch. VERY busy, but all cleared up before the cave pitch. Blue skies summit.
mattking_109 - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Pete
Pete23 - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Matt
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13
Banked out with neve. Ice steps chopped up and full of big hooks. Closer to III than IV. Beautiful bright day but very busy with at least 7 teams in the gully.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Mark Gorin
keithlambley - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Jeff H
morsg - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Stephan Mors
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/13
Perfect conditions! Soloed first 200m then 2 pitches to the top. Easy for the grade today.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Andy Latham, Tom E
Total peach. Conditions are perfect, very generous at IV today.
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with andy latham, liam ingram
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 19/Feb/13 with Paul M, Rocio
led 2 pitches Ben led crux, great climb.
Palomino1hills - AltLd - 13/Feb/13 with Ben
~In easy condition. 3.5 hrs.
sparbus - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with jerome finlayson
Climbed with Paul - a big slid come down st one point - possibly started by a hord of German climbers above. Generally conditions were good with little real difficulty.
kenneM - Lead - 11/Feb/13 with Paul Elliott
yehti - AltLd - 11/Feb/13 with Iain Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13
Finn Curry - 2nd - 08/Feb/13 with Paul Warnock
Tarquin - 08/Feb/13 with Subbs, will
Ice was thin on the crux and a bit soft at the first chockstone but great otherwise
carl_123 - 2nd - 08/Feb/13
markwarner - Lead - Feb/13
Brucemacrosson - AltLd - Feb/13 with Simon Opit
CMacD - 2013
jon59 - 2013
tim20 - 2013
DougSt - AltLd - 2013
Rickrick - AltLd - Apr/12
cannot believe we got this to ourselves,especially after it being posted 2 days before that it was do-able. lots of swimming up the gully and thin ice but hey..what a tick.
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 19/Feb/12
stoating wee route
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 19/Feb/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011
Mark Salter - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Jasonic - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/10
tubby two - AltLd - Apr/10 with Jimbo
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/10
lemon - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Joe and James
Backed off 2nd pitch due poor conditions on route, Finished Curved ridge to summit and decent. This change of plans made for excellent moutanieering day with spectaclar views to East.
Rustyshanks - 2nd dnf - 20/Jan/10 with Jim Wilson
Hidden - 2010
Jasonic - 2010
Jasonic - 2010
Soloed the first 200m or so. Climbed the rest in two pitches.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 12/Feb/09 with Tony Shephard, Dave Kirby
Much banked out, only one proper pitch.
Adam Long - AltLd - 12/Feb/09 with Richard Barson
lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Felix
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Miles
felixthelion - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with luketheape
Captain Solo - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Ewan
sgl - AltLd - 04/Feb/09 with duncan
decs - AltLd - 04/Feb/09 with Sam
Simon K - 2nd - 02/Feb/09 with Mike Pescod + PR
Ad led the hardest pitches, a great route!
LakesWinter - AltLd - 20/Apr/08 with Chippy, AD, gustav
Deep snow covering the chockstones - easy for grade?
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Al Goodridge
Gustav - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Matt G and Ad and Chris
Led the top easy pitch. Awesome climb with an even better top out.
maresia - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Mike Kann
Finished work in the evening, drove straight up, parked the car at 1230ish. left the car at 1'ish, eventually found the route in the dark, commenced climbing. started climbing with head torches then the daylight slowly appeared, that was cool. thentopped out in the daylight, back down to the car for 9. nice.
sneaks - 27/Mar/08 with Neil C
barney_edin - AltLd - 23/Mar/08 with Andy S
moved together with 3 on rope pretty quickly.
Joe Nunn - 16/Mar/08
Ginger McGrath - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with kevin mcgrath
What a day! what a route! What a mountain! What a descent! What an awful big dump of unconsolidated snow waiting to kill us all the way up but luckily didn't - amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08
Thin. Felt grade 6 mixed.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Ed Booth
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2008 with maresia
Charlie wp Hill - 2008
great day out on a classic
nicjbuk - AltLd - 24/Apr/07 with ross nicol esq
Great route but crux sections, although spectacular are very short
rossn - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Nick Bryan
easers - AltLd - Apr/07 with Doug Aitken
fishyheid - 2007
Crux pitch v. thin, but made it without the detour
BruceG - 2nd - 19/Mar/06 with Alii
mje1398 - 18/Mar/06 with John M and Andy G
tom.e - 18/Mar/06 with Charlie Everett
Joe Nunn - 12/Mar/05 with stevious
crowberry gully - AltLd - 10/Mar/05 with Ross McGibbon
Crux pitch almost blank of ice. John led round the base of the right flank on dodgy powder to gain the top, above the crux.
dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/05 with John Maguire
steev - AltLd O/S - Mar/05 with Manjoe
steev - AltLd O/S - Mar/05 with Manjoe
tom.e - AltLd dnf - Mar/05 with Charlie Everett
Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Feb/05 with Graham Penny
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05
Superb day only 4 of us on the route!! A bit thin in places, a really good day out!!!
wadey1973 - AltLd - Apr/04 with Rick Gordon
R2D2 - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/04 with Duncan
1st grade IV. Good condition
MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Richard Bentley
sgergo - 03/Feb/00 with Geoff Tervet
BRUCESTRAC - 2000
Hidden - 2nd - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/99
Tenko - 1999
DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Jan/98 with Tim Stain
Hidden - Lead - 1998
markharro - AltLd - 1998 with Allan, Swot
Louis Hume - Lead - 1998 with Mustillos
Hidden - Mar/96
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/94
Lead P 2 & 3. Phil and Dave Owen from MoB on another rope. Ace!
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/93 with Alan Holden
Second ever winter route! We had it in good condition and was quite banked out.
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - Mar/92 with Mathew Cartney
bms - AltLd - Feb/92 with BCS
johnkeith - AltLd - 1992 with Michael Sandison
frost - Solo - 1992
CMacD - 1992
John Southworth - Lead O/S - Feb/91
mark mcgowan01 - 1990 with Con Higgins
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with tim p
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 26/Feb/86 with Tom Redfern
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/86 with Lester Payne
cornishmackem - AltLd O/S - Feb/86 with Tim Bantam
Hidden - Solo - 1986
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/85
Richard Weller - AltLd - 12/Jan/85 with john sanders
Hidden - Solo - 01/Mar/84
MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 27/Feb/84 with Midge
Congested at crux so climbed out onto North face and finished to the top. First winter climb
Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/84 with Andy Bennett, David Smith
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/80
Chris Craggs - AltLd - Feb/80 with Steve Warwick
With Bren Jones and david Duffield.
Campbell42 - AltLd - Mar/71 with Bob Teale