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Striding Edge (WINTER)*** I

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[Striding Edge, 2 kb]863m. Excellent alpine style expedition to the summit. Often in condition.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges.

Photo: Striding Edge © cas smerdon
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This climb is in 258 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Adamski1986 - Solo - 23/Mar/14

Fentonio - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Ben Brady

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/14

tom_holdsworth - Solo - 03/Mar/14 with David Holdsworth

dakidunn - Solo - 01/Mar/14 with Matthew Madden

Hidden - Solo - 01/Mar/14

Gav Parker - 01/Mar/14

Matt Amos - Solo - 01/Mar/14

splat2million - Solo - 01/Mar/14

Gav Parker - 19/Feb/14

Hidden - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo - 16/Feb/14

dan100589 - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

leeds_belle - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

Superb day out, not what we planned but still great
Andrew Lodge - Solo - 16/Feb/14 with Tony, Steve

IanHope - Solo - 15/Feb/14

Radioactiveman - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/14

Fell shoes + 2 axes.
DSM - Solo - 09/Feb/14

In descent
adamwesthead - Solo rpt - 07/Feb/14 with Noddy

OllieF - 29/Jan/14

Wesley Orvis - 26/Jan/14

In descent. Line of greatest resistance!
Mr Fuller - Solo - 19/Jan/14

Mountain Llama - Solo - 14/Jan/14

dakidunn - 11/Jan/14

OllieF - 11/Jan/14 with Ben

Joe_1102 - Solo - 09/Jan/14

thedatastream - 04/Jan/14 with Lorna, Vix

Firs grade I :-)
vix - Solo - 04/Jan/14 with Lorna, JP

1st winter outing of the year
Richie Torrance - Solo - 04/Jan/14

Montane Moore - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/14

ed2204 - 02/Jan/14

avinash1981 - Solo O/S - Jan/14

High winds made it tricky crossing the edge and low visability for a time. ice axe and crampons definately needed for swirrel edge
edhawk21 - 30/Dec/13 with Michael Garth

Wesley Orvis - Solo - 29/Dec/13

Clear of snow but loads of verglass
Andy Syme - Solo - 28/Dec/13 with Pete Elliott

In reverse as descent.
alias dave - Solo rpt - 28/Dec/13

alias dave - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/13

crowberry gully - Solo - 25/Nov/13

Mungo Shuntobox - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Lovely Louise

Hidden - 07/Apr/13

IanHope - Solo - 06/Apr/13 with mark dunn

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13

JulianD - Solo - 01/Apr/13 with Nick

Hidden - Solo - 31/Mar/13

Alpine like traverse of Striding / Swirral - superb morning back for lunch
andy gittins - Solo - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - 30/Mar/13

good winter conditions, down Swirrel and up striding.
Joby - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/13

Descent in full winter mantel
Dark Peak Paul - Solo - 27/Mar/13

Hidden - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/13

Dan Lane - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Hugh Wheeler

Poco Loco - 16/Feb/13

Up swirral edge down striding edge. Only needed crampons for the first half.
trish1968 - Solo - 16/Feb/13 with Nick Bennett

Snow on ridge
GeorgeR - Solo - 16/Feb/13 with Avon Scouts

Hidden - Solo - 16/Feb/13

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/13 with Faz, Charlottte

Fun bumble along in the edge in white out conditions because we wanted an easy day after the previous days debauchery on scafell.
samsimpson - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Christian Turford

alias dave - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Sam.EB

Mixed conditions snow on ice, poor visibility but no wind which is always a bonus on the ridge. A great day out.
Rogue67 - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Tony Hy - 09/Feb/13 with Ian

Paul Hy - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Ian

just aimed to get up to the edge after my operation so as not to over do it. Went all the way and then up Helvellyn and took the long route down as Swirrel Edge was overload. Walked back in dark with 1 torch between 2 of us..... a grand day out.
kirsty52 - 09/Feb/13 with Steve

kirsty52 - 09/Feb/13

sheelba - 02/Feb/13

Lucy's first winter route, got as much snow slope as possible on head wall.
sjbrook - Solo rpt - 02/Feb/13 with Lucy

smithjmw46 - Solo - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/13

nickwhimster - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13

monsteratt - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Tom Sharpe, Dan Fairbank, Nick Whimster, Will Kilner

mh554 - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13

Cwallace - 26/Jan/13

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

Hidden - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jan/13

petegunn - Solo - 16/Jan/13

TCarrick - Solo - 16/Jan/13 with HVSmith

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

gnospellius - 2013

avinash1981 - 2013

Ady Gray - 2013

Hidden - 2013

gfpowell - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 2013

Stefan Trebicki - 21/Dec/12 with Liam Brady, Matthew Cunningham

Stefan Trebicki - 15/Dec/12 with John Martin

jimartin - 15/Dec/12 with Stefan Trebicki

Hidden - Solo - 13/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 13/Dec/12

Vaughany89 - Solo - 11/Dec/12 with Francis Charlesworth

Hidden - 11/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12

Winds were very strong across Striding Edge, did the exit without cramps, just. Clagged in 10 ft visability and down Swirrel the same.
stevejones1981 - 08/Dec/12

dasc - Solo - 05/Dec/12 with Paulmitch

Danny Crump - Solo - 05/Dec/12 with Sarah Pentelow

Hidden - Solo - 02/Dec/12

Gav Parker - 02/Dec/12

Goose4 - 01/Dec/12 with Alex Pokhilko

Up
jules1990 - Solo β - 01/Dec/12 with Daniel Homer

Lovely weather!
trivett - 01/Dec/12 with Pete Smith, Maddie Sweetman, Matt Squire, Steve ward

KevinJ - Solo - Dec/12 with Nige H

Mackinclimb - Solo - 07/Nov/12

Ian Hinkins - 05/Nov/12 with Hal

IanHope - 04/Nov/12

dakidunn - Solo - 04/Nov/12 with Ian Hope

JP78 - Nov/12

little snow but cornice significant
jimartin - 21/Feb/12 with Stefan Trebicki

Hidden - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - 18/Feb/12

Stefan Trebicki - 18/Feb/12 with Liam Brady

dellboy - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/12

droberts - Solo - 16/Feb/12

Hidden - 15/Feb/12

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 12/Feb/12

Hidden - 11/Feb/12

steve_hoey - 11/Feb/12 with Jon Mitchell, Matt Murphy

slushy, wet snow
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 10/Feb/12

innesmac - 08/Feb/12

dakidunn - Solo - 06/Feb/12 with John Lambert

HarryB - Solo - 05/Feb/12 with Katherine Ross, Al

samoliver01 - 05/Feb/12 with Drew Brown

A great ridge! Dramatic scenery and a bit of scrambling, but not scary. Awesome windslab at the end up to the summit.
Katherine Ross - Solo - 05/Feb/12 with Al Docherty, Harry Bloxham

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12

Hidden - 04/Feb/12

steveq - 04/Feb/12

biggianthead - 02/Feb/12 with G

excellent icy path along and excellent views
crowberry gully - Solo - 02/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/12

Gav Parker - Solo - 01/Feb/12

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - Feb/12

Technically simple but outstanding views over Red Tarn cove. The hardest part was cutting through the summit cornice!
The Ghost Rider - Solo - Feb/12

jon59 - Solo - 31/Jan/12

Downclimb from summit into windslab required care
Frank Atherton - Lead - 29/Jan/12 with John Lucy

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jan/12

richard s - Lead - 29/Jan/12 with Chris Eccles, Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith

Descent
Tim Rodgers - Solo - 28/Jan/12 with Rod Molyneux

Dave Richards - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/12 with PMC

sjbrook - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Dave Richards, PMC

Ragingpossum - Solo - 28/Jan/12

Outstanding day, clear skys and no wind. Fresh snow underfoot and no ice, so not slippery. Our decent was via Swirral Edge.
Tom Vivian - 28/Jan/12 with George Vivian

R_W_M - Solo - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Jan/12

Had to cut down through the cornice to descend to the ridge. Wind slabby
petegunn - Solo - 27/Jan/12 with Davina

Hard frost and light ice, deep snow on final section. Up to the summit, down Swirral and onto Catseye Cam. Great outing.
jshields - Solo - 15/Jan/12 with Mike Dowsett, Tony Fidler

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/12

Brilliant neve snow up to the summit plateau, no wind, well frozen, and very few people about.
tobyk - 06/Jan/12 with Emma Akam

alooker - Solo O/S - Jan/12

georgemax - 2012

kjb - 2012

Hidden - 20/Dec/11

Both directions
cas smerdon - Solo - 20/Dec/11 with Mark S

mark stansfield - Solo - 20/Dec/11 with Carole

Hidden - Solo - 18/Dec/11

Adamski1986 - Solo - 18/Dec/11 with Richard Gage

classic winter day
Mark Dennison - Solo - 18/Dec/11 with Dawn

Tightsgirl - Solo - 18/Dec/11 with Tom Lawson, Alex Grievson

Theeni - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/11

Only half way. Descended down from the summit to traverse into Nethermost Gully
petegunn - Solo - 11/Dec/11 with Tom

zebster - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/11 with Rick, Adam

Dave Richards - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/11

Not very wintery
adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/11 with Forshaw, Zeb

Only half way. Descended down from the summit to traverse into Nethermost Gully
Two Cams Tom - Solo - 11/Dec/11 with petegunn

Danny Crump - Solo - 09/Dec/11 with Sarah Pentelow

Hidden - Dec/11

Prez - 20/Feb/11 with Jayz

Gerlach - 20/Feb/11

stratandrew - Solo - 18/Feb/11

jadias - Solo - 16/Feb/11

Stephen Halliday - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/11 with John Wilshaw, Tim Akast

Hidden - 11/Jan/11

jfmchivall - 11/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jan/11

Sophie Nunn - 03/Jan/11

Hidden - 02/Jan/11

Ben lad - Jan/11 with rambo and justin

JamesM - 2011

parmoeater - 2011

Hidden - 2011

The Mountain Goat - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Peter Metcalfe - 2011

Sean Kelly - 2011

Kamikaze Badger - Solo - 30/Dec/10

David Wynne - Solo - 29/Dec/10 with Jon Lury

Striding edge in the biggest thaw for years! Dripping water, Ice disappearing fast! Must have been plus one on the summit, down Swirral edge (more snow on Swirral than striding) back to Patterdale 10K walk, views minimal Tom Shaw
thomas - Solo - 28/Dec/10 with David Menzies

Considerably less wintery than Swirral, giving myself the winter tick as part of wintery day including good ice bouldering at Brown Cove Crags.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 28/Dec/10 with Burncool

tom_holdsworth - Solo - 21/Dec/10 with Tom Richards

Mwilkins16 - Solo - 20/Dec/10 with paul lane, stuart lane, jon harrison

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/10

Ice was ok but covered in a layer of powder so hard to tell what was what
Mark Dennison - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/10

Gerlach - 18/Dec/10

Covered in powder snow, very little ice, white out conditions with strong winds.
kirstyrichardson - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/10 with Rob Ford

Hidden - Solo - 08/Dec/10

Hidden - 05/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 04/Dec/10

Anthony Dixon - 03/Dec/10

Nice day, Quiet for a change, lots of punters in jeans lower down turning back, dog did it.
Adamski1986 - Solo - Dec/10 with J Prescott

al jackson - Solo - Dec/10

melvin - Solo - 29/Nov/10 with Ash Harris

Justin Tracey - Solo - 28/Nov/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Jon Miles

Nigel Coe - Solo - 28/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - 27/Nov/10

pffft - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10

JonnoP - Solo - 15/Nov/10 with Adamski1986

Excellent conditions all the way. Felt pretty sheer at the far left turning on final rise to the summit.
mysterion - 01/Nov/10

Mr Christian - Solo O/S - Nov/10 with chris p duck

chris p duck - Solo O/S - Nov/10 with Mr Christian

Hidden - Solo - Nov/10

henning82 - Solo - Mar/10

Ended up rescuing a couple who'd gone up badly equipped and were stuck around 2/3 along.
Foxache - Solo β - 27/Feb/10

Hidden - 20/Feb/10

francois - 14/Feb/10 with Lorna

Hidden - 14/Feb/10

Done whilst wearing flexible summer boots & no crampons. Not for the faint of heart...
LesserTrochanter - 13/Feb/10

waiting for snow - Solo - Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10

Dave McKechnie - 23/Jan/10

r_o_b_h2 - Solo O/S - Jan/10

Awesome
mightybobbins - Jan/10

Caralynh - Solo - 2010

lithos - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Dec/09

PeteMc - Solo O/S - Dec/09 with Tom French

jdgaventa - Solo - Feb/09

richardt - Solo - Feb/09

Mayaculpa - Solo - 24/Jan/09

AtRandom - Solo O/S - Nov/08

crispy - 16/Apr/08 with Rach, Don

Hidden - Feb/08

Winter scramble with IBFC crew-wrist in plaster cast after snowboard fall!
finter22 - Solo - 19/Jan/08

first winter ascent - without crampons! complete white out as picture shows! absolutely loved it!
Mike_Bottom - 12/Jan/08 with John Nunn

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2008

In winter, a great way up to the summit.
Shaun Spavin - Solo - 09/Feb/07

johnrich - 27/Dec/05

DerwentDiluted - Jan/05 with Nicola Pettit

rlrs - Solo - Dec/04

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jan/03

Ander - Solo - Jan/03 with Ben

McDuck - Solo - Jan/03 with frodo

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 21/Oct/02

industrialiceman - 09/Feb/02

Hidden - Solo - Feb/00

crowberry gully - Solo - 18/Jan/00

Hidden - Solo - 26/Mar/99

samtho - Solo O/S - Feb/99

Iain Thow - Solo - 10/Dec/90 with Tony (BP), Liz Jolley, Neil Davis

crowberry gully - Solo - 15/Feb/87

Pete Pozman - 1987

mikej - 10/Feb/85 with Mike Byles, Rick Naylor, Geoff Williams

Richard Alderton - 1977

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Soloed162 of 258 (62.8%)
Lead2 of 258 (0.8%)
Unknown94 of 258 (36.4%)

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clean O/S46 of 258 (17.8%)
clean β2 of 258 (0.8%)
clean rpt4 of 258 (1.6%)