Reasonable ice in the chimney - good varied route.
steveb2006 - Lead - 11/Feb/15 with Valerie Partington
adie84 - 08/Feb/15
Led this as part of the lampard-brewer route which Misha led in fine style. Two excellent grade 7 pitches (this route is not currently in the ukc database) .
The Grist - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Misha
P2 climbed on ice, with use of rock for right foot/back. Finished up Lampard Brewer.
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Geoff Bennett
jamesturnbull - 05/Feb/15 with John Crook
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/15
By the lesser ascended ice line on the outside of the pillar. Pretty fat but a delicate touch required with the ice.
mynyddresident - Lead - 04/Feb/15 with wolf
Delicate and bold moves on some thin and occasionally hollow ice.. VII 6 on the day for nic imo.
wolf.leeb - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/15 with nic
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/15
What a pig. Should have left my bag at the bottom.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/15 with Nick
Brutal thrutching up the verglassed chimney, a relief to top out. Stayed left on the top pitch up a short but steep ice/turf groove.
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Alex Winter
Led 1st and 3rd pitches, Tony led crux chimney. Don't climb with a sack like I did! Really good route. The chimney is pretty technical and strenuous but adequately protected. A pity about the one and a half hour queue at the start of that pitch!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Tony Ball
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15
Hidden - 2015
Grade 3 chimney on P1 climbed in big boots and gloves, but the rest in winter condition.
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Michael Stephenson
Finished up the Lampard Brewer.
frost - AltLd - 08/Feb/13 with D Almond
Finished up Lampard Brewer. Exposed moves above the pillar on not so clever gear
Dave Almond - AltLd - 08/Feb/13 with Simon Frost
roberts1234567890 - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with dan abbatt
Climbed in 2x 50m pitches
danJBA - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Matt Roberts
P2. Lots of gutteral noises made for a porn film esq ascent.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with T.Ripley
guy757 - 23/Jan/13
Climbed with Carl a great route.
kenneM - AltLd - 23/Jan/13 with Carl Davies
Jack.H.92 - AltLd - 03/Feb/12
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Tom Ripley
tskelhon - AltLd O/S - Feb/12 with Jack
Brilliant involved action
Cardi - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Clare D
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11
centurion05 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Chris Todd, Ben Lea
Climbed inside the chimney, plenty of pro. Pretty steady if you like this sort of thing. Traversed into Clogwyn gully left hand which had good ice. A very worthwhile route
david morse - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10 with glyn+the boss
Great route, I found seconding p2 with a pack on desperate!
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10 with Dave Morse
Mr Powly - AltLd - 28/Nov/10 with Pete Graham, Tom Everett
Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Tom Powell, Tom Everett
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Pete, Tom Powell
Led all pitches. Crux pitch tech 6 with very little ice. Extremely enjoyable mixed climbing!
BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Guillaume Billardon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10
philboy - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with will, matt g
Hidden - AltLd β - 06/Mar/10
Considered going direct but the thaw meant the ice wasn't frozen to the rock. Gave in to the thrutch but sneaked in a traverse back to the ice choke to finish on the left hand side.
mynyddresident - Lead - 16/Feb/10 with liam
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/10
Excellent, memorable route, well worth the walk-in. P1 provided a nice mixed warm-up. The ice on P2 was pretty thin with no obvious rock gear available higher up and the capping ice choke looked like hard work to get round, so after moving up a few metres I thought better of it and traversed right to do battle with the chimney! A series of contortions, back-and-footing, the odd knee and lots of hooking and torqueing saw me up the pitch. Good fun and not too pumpy, and the gear was reasonable. The last pitch provided fairly easy but enjoyable ice climbing to the right of the rock wall (didn't go for the wall as it looked hard and we were short of time - verglas without any decent ice). Following a late start, didn't get on the route until 2pm and finished just as it got dark at 6.15pm. Blue skies almost all day long, magic! Led P2 and P3.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Phil
Good easy mixed pitch of 3 to start (1st mixed). Misha took 2 main pitch. Hellish struggle up chimney due to ice too thin to take gear. Take off rucsac for chimney pitch!
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with misha
Hidden - 2010