|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Conditions made it very easy. Ice on pitch out of cave is getting thin and could do with a refreeze to survive.
Moved together throughout the route
Fantastic. Great conditions.
Climbers in the night; 4 hours car-to-car.
Currently in IV,3 condition
Great neve for the first few pitches allowed a swift ascent and back down to the car at lunchtime. Ice on the cave pitch solid and hooked.
|Dave Latimer||15/Mar||AltLd O/S|
Just pitched top 2 pitches, as the rest was easily soloable. great condition and amazing day
Soft approach but the ice and snow were good when required. needs a good freeze up though.
BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
|Piers Harley||14/Feb||AltLd O/S||
5 hours car to car! Pitched the top 2 pitches.
Great route - quite banked out so in easy nick, with only one steep section. Was thinking it would be too mushy on the walk in but just hardened up when you needed it.
|Somerset swede basher||12/Feb||AltLd O/S||
Conditions not great but good fun.
Mostly banked out.
Soloed the 1st two snow pitches on good neve. Oli lead the top 3 pitches with little fuss.
Soloed on good neve, difficulties must have been beneath the snow. Enjoyable despite the lack of vis.
Good neve above 800m with solid axe placements. Struggled to find belay stances/places to put protection in and ended up soloing the majority.
Grand day out, still very much in condition.
Bomber Harris, Pam
easier due to hooks/steps but still not thin
|Andrew Sloan||07/Apr/13||AltLd O/S||
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.
Great climb, busy day.
Great day out. Conditions pretty good too. Very busy though!
Graham Davies, Simon Taylor
Climbed after been recomended to grab whilst in nick.
Fantastic day out with Falkirk
Graham C, Martin (Wilf)
Led thin crack chimney and ice slab. Great conditions. One of the best
|team fat belly||01/Apr/13||-||
Starting to get thin in places but still in good nick but busy today
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.
well banked at bottom but good sport above thinman chimney
|Julian Prieto||28/Feb/13||AltLd O/S|
|Col Kingshott||27/Feb/13||Lead O/S||
Very lean in places.
|Jams Crwca||25/Feb/13||AltLd O/S||
Beautiful day, top-out was so awesome due to scenery. Climbing not difficult at all, amazing mountain route.
Not 4 as it was today; would have led but it was very busy.
Very easy conditions!
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.
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 :-( !
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!
|Simon Caldwell||24/Feb/13||AltLd O/S||
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!
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.
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.
|Liam Ingram||21/Feb/13||AltLd O/S||
Perfect conditions! Soloed first 200m then 2 pitches to the top. Easy for the grade today.
Andy Latham, Tom E
|The Big Sender||21/Feb/13||AltLd O/S||
Total peach. Conditions are perfect, very generous at IV today.
Paul M, Rocio
led 2 pitches Ben led crux, great climb.
~In easy condition. 3.5 hrs.
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.
Ice was thin on the crux and a bit soft at the first chockstone but great otherwise
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.
stoating wee route
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.
Soloed the first 200m or so. Climbed the rest in two pitches.
Tony Shephard, Dave Kirby
Much banked out, only one proper pitch.
Mike Pescod + PR
|Lawrie Brand||20/Apr/08||AltLd O/S||
Deep snow covering the chockstones - easy for grade?
Matt G and Ad and Chris
Led the top easy pitch. Awesome climb with an even better top out.
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.
moved together with 3 on rope pretty quickly.
|Ginger McGrath||?/Feb/08||2nd O/S||
|Ed Booth||12/Jan/08||AltLd O/S||
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Adam Booth||12/Jan/08||AltLd O/S||
Thin. Felt grade 6 mixed.
|beardy mike||??/2008||Lead O/S|
|Charlie wp Hill||??/2008||-|
great day out on a classic
ross nicol esq
Great route but crux sections, although spectacular are very short
Crux pitch v. thin, but made it without the detour
John M and Andy G
|dan cowley||02/Mar/05||AltLd O/S||
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.
1st grade IV. Good condition
Lead P 2 & 3. Phil and Dave Owen from MoB on another rope. Ace!
|Jamie Simpson||?/Mar/92||AltLd O/S||
Second ever winter route! We had it in good condition and was quite banked out.
|John Southworth||?/Feb/91||Lead O/S|
|Martin Haworth||?/Feb/87||AltLd O/S||
Steep sugar. Some of it going down, some going up, some thankfully staying put. Hot aches reduced me to tears.
|Pete Pozman||19/Feb/84||2nd O/S||
Congested at crux so climbed out onto North face and finished to the top. First winter climb
Andy Bennett, David Smith
Fine conditions - someone else with us. Also with Guy Fox Kelly about 2007 with rope used on 2 pitches and solo whilst supporting a pair on a winter course about 1980
With Bren Jones and david Duffield.