This climb is in 16 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.
We had intended to climb Moonshine IV 4 but ended up doing a variation on Left-hand Y gully instead. We chose snow and ice links in preference to the very dry turf. A number of awkward, balancy moves past the bulges made this feel harder than II/III. Great seclusion and quiet in this beautiful location.
bowser - 03/Apr/13
Traversed into from Moonshine just above first icy step. Second icy step wasn't formed so went right around it and ended in a chimney which was more than I was bargaining for and a battle to get to the top of. Chimney felt more like 4/5 to me.
shed_hed - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13
Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/13
Far harder than Broad Gully and Right Hand Y Gully. The 2 main ice steps weren't complete so bypassed the first one via a rib on the right, and the second via a shallow gully with a chimney finish that was a bit epic (III, 3 at least with cruddy turf and snow)
stevez - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12
Did left hand finish (III)
SAF - 02/Dec/12 with Ben Moody
combination of moving together with me at the front, and me rope soloing/leading and belaying the other 2 up. route was a combination of amazing neve and some ice, with slush and unfrozen turf, so a mixture of amazing and scetchy climbing at a hard grade 3. aparently the route is II/III in guide book, which seams more realistic. did an alternative finish up the icy face to the left for the last pitch, which was scary but straightforward.
Webster - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12
TRFrost - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with N. Price
maddy92 - 2nd - 02/Dec/12
np134 - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with T. Frost
Did this on our way to the Black Laddwers (it's not a quick way of getting there!). We were soloing and I went for the left hand finish following an icy groove. The ice was very brittle and it generally felt quite dodgy, though only tech 3. Ended up dropping a rope for Tom. He went on to do another pitch, which was a bit easier and less dodgy. From the top of the crag (actually nowhere near the summit) did a rising traverse along snow slopes onto the plateau.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Tom
Solo'd but hard at grade 2 easy grade 3 ground in present condition!
rob1 - Solo - 28/Feb/10
Bit thin overall but did Left hand finish (III) which provided a good icey groove.
babymoac - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with graham d
Hidden - Solo - 20/Dec/09
Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/09
SteveM - AltLd - 06/Mar/05 with Keith
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, android_lloyd, Tom Hecht, Hidden