Shining Clough** III
[Shining Clough Icefall - trickier than it looks, 3 kb]100m. The clough to the right of the crag, named on the OS 1:25K map but not on the Harveys/BMC. The bottom falls rarely form but when they do give a good 8m pitch of III. The rest is worthwhile in its own right, with a short icefall pitch and several shorter steps.

Ticklists: Scrambles in the Dark Peak (winter).

Photo: Shining Clough Icefall - trickier than it looks © cragtyke
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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Soloed except the main fall which we top roped due to the conditions which in fairness were better than they looked although the top out was thin.
Deezel65 - TR rpt - 07/Feb/15 with Cragtyke

About 95% complete, dripping, but ice much better and more solid than it looks.
cragtyke - TR - 07/Feb/15 with Ross

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/13

Just about hanging in there today, should still be doable tomorrow
a pedley - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Izzy and Will Cooper

Good condition, ice fairly brittle in places on the first pitch
Lxaddison - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/13 with John Burns, Paul Addison

Paul led main pitch LH side in good nick.
cragtyke - 2nd - 05/Apr/13 with Paul Addison, Luke Addison

Missed out the 1st and biggest fall as water was flowing over it and what was there was in poor condition.
Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/13

ste_d - Solo rpt - 28/Feb/13 with mik

Forced out towards middle from half height due to thin ice on right, which made it more interesting than previously when I have stuck to the right.
mikedelderfield - Solo rpt - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/13

Ice fall felt hard - nearly backed off due to it being rather thin.
simonscubadiver - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/13 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - 2nd - 21/Jan/13 with Si

in good condition,but not happy to solo 1st pitch so avoided on left
cragtyke - Solo - 11/Feb/12

ste_d - Solo rpt - 09/Feb/12 with mik

Climbed mainly towards the right, as the centre & left weren't properly frozen. Climbed in the night, up & down in 1.5hrs
mikedelderfield - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/12 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/12

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Andy Kennedy

Alpandy - 2nd - 05/Feb/12 with Dom

first few metres of main pitch too brittle and scary for us to lead, but was lead by a guy following who gave it IV for conditions. good effort.
cragtyke - TR - 26/Dec/10 with glenn

...and soloed by the bloke who came along after I led it (even better effort!)
Oceanic - Lead - 26/Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/10

Matt1234 - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/10

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

The lower fall was in superb condition, and all the better for being unexpected.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Carmen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
paul79, Stuart Hurworth, brownie0705, mattwomersley, doogstrue, Stephanelericolais

Total votes cast 16
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III4 of 8
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