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90m. The gully left of Viking Buttress is fairly interesting. © Rockfax

Hidden 18/Mar Solo
Gav Parker 17/Mar AltLd
TomGB 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar AltLd
Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Jonny Nick 14/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Mar TR
xusa 10/Mar 2nd O/S
with John jones
Pete Rigby 27/Feb Solo O/S
macca69 21/Feb Lead
Wesley Orvis 21/Feb AltLd
dashby 17/Feb AltLd
with Jonathan Hubbard
Hidden 15/Feb Solo
Hidden 14/Feb Solo dnf
tsl42 08/Feb AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Jack Hodgson, Matt Cook
summerse 08/Feb 2nd O/S

Moved together - Good Condition

gladys 07/Feb 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb Lead
nevets1984 07/Feb Lead O/S
Davp 07/Feb Lead

Good conditions.

Hidden 06/Feb Solo
doughobbs 06/Feb AltLd O/S

Ciimbed Alpine style tho had to wait friggin ages for 2 older chaps to clear the route, leader spent ages and ages on the last section shouting "I've got nothing" and "I'm in the middle of nowhere". As soon as the second left we headed up behind him then passed them after the crux, they were still messing about on the last snowfield as we headed bak into the cove some 25 mins later!!.. heyho a good route!

with Chris Cope (Cloggies)
Prof. Outdoors 06/Feb Lead
with Jeff
paulh.0776 06/Feb Lead

A busy day in the gully with many parties out in the superb weather, ground conditions were perfect, the ice pitch was nice and solid, lots of ice around V corner as well.

with Jo HMC
bantamdave 04/Feb AltLd O/S
with Rob Hunt
Hidden 01/Feb Lead
sjbrook 01/Feb Lead O/S

Pitched the middle section

with Tom R
Tim Bevan 01/Feb AltLd O/S

Fantastic conditions and great weather. Would be an easy solo.

waiting for snow 01/Feb -
net 31/Jan Solo

Middle and top sections in excellent condition.

with George
GPN 31/Jan Solo

Down Swirral then up this - very pleasant!

with Annette
Joshcastril 31/Jan Lead
Hidden 31/Jan 2nd O/S
Tim Harper 24/Jan Solo
with NTU
Retro Rowan 24/Jan Solo O/S
with Jack Poyner, Dave Lea, climbingdrummer
ArranLaird ?/Jan Lead
with Seamus, BRoe
Lee Sheard 26/Mar/14 Lead
with Brett
henry.jeffreys 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Ross.Cooper 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd
petejarrett 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
team fat belly 22/Feb/14 -

Snow soft but still climbable, the steps we kicked up were easily weight bearing. The cornice at the top is not too big and easily outflanked on a snow rib. There is a reasonable amount of snow in Red tarn at the moment so if it freezes the gullies will come in. The turf is however unfrozen so anything relying on turf will need a more prolonged freeze.

with Jason, Toby
Lee Sheard 10/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Timo Austino 07/Apr/13 Solo
dakidunn 06/Apr/13 Solo
IanHope 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Ben lad 03/Apr/13 -
with Paddy and Hugo
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Joby 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

good ice and nice hard snow on the upper section, very pleasant

RobEdwards 16/Mar/13 2nd


petegunn 12/Mar/13 AltLd
with Will
peachos 12/Mar/13 2nd O/S
scottidog 12/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Graeme, Carl Peachey
Goose4 10/Mar/13 Solo O/S
dakidunn 04/Mar/13 Lead
Simnel 04/Mar/13 AltLd

Moved together

with Mark
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Solo
carlh 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Andy27 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Only lead top easy pitch. Well stepped out middle pitches.

Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Martin Rowe 26/Feb/13 Solo rpt
David Cowley 25/Feb/13 Lead O/S
asmith37 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Liz, Bex Leigh
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
bantamdave 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Ideal conditions today. Lots of snow and ice. The Neve here better than in Gully two.With colder weather forcast this week should be good condition here all week. Enjoyable. Witnessed a mountain rescue as we climbed from Swirrel Edge by two helecopters. Just found out a ten year old boy fell 165 feet.

with Murray
danmoore88 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Lee Sheard 14/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Feb/13 Solo
NickNixon 11/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
skirton 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Excellent conditions! Solid neve all the way up. Every axe placement was a delight. Felt secure enough to solo.

with Charlie Arnold
Martin Rowe 07/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Simnel 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Solo O/S
dakidunn 02/Feb/13 AltLd
CKegan 02/Feb/13 Solo
with neil
Mark D 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Tommy B
Hidden 17/Jan/13 AltLd
r_o_b_h2 13/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with james austrums
fulton333 11/Dec/12 Solo
Strachan 09/Dec/12 2nd

Lead the top snowfield but seconded technical part.

becoming-stranger 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S

and down Swirral edge. Lots of snow meant gear was hard to find.

Wesley Orvis 02/Dec/12 AltLd

and down Striding, wall to wall sunshine and minus 6.5 from the car

jmoore1111 02/Dec/12 -

garbage conditions the crux was bare snow below was unstable

freemanTom 02/Dec/12 Solo

Took righthand notch, conditions poor, felt like III

Hidden 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/12 2nd
Lee Sheard 19/Feb/12 Solo rpt
themountaintamer 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
themountaintamer 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
philipstead 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Great conditions. Only led the steepest ice pitch and soloed the rest of the route.

gaz_jones 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Martin Rowe 08/Feb/12 Lead O/S
P Carroll 08/Feb/12 2nd O/S
petegunn 02/Feb/12 Solo
with Davina
BikeClimbWalk 24/Jan/12 AltLd
with John J
beth_may ??/2012 2nd
with David Clare, Will Pope
becoming-stranger ??/2012 Lead
with Beth Mc
Hidden 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 18/Dec/11 AltLd
with Richard Gage
tech 15/Dec/11 Solo

Banked out with fairly soft deep snow. Luckily has a good inch thick layer of ice on the sides to help pull up on. Most of the turf appears to be frozen, although some muddy drainage lines appeared to be still flowing.

thegoatstroker 12/Dec/11 AltLd
with John Jones, Chris Cox
Palindrome ?/Dec/11 2nd O/S
IanC 22/Jan/11 2nd

Very lean, took crampons off for mid section, cornice very small.

David Cowley 05/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Stew Cowley
Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
gordon henderson 19/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with MRT
danredcar 18/Dec/10 -
Rob Rocket 15/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/10 Solo
Spidermunkie 02/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

1st winter climb, fantastic fun

mbambi 01/Dec/10 Solo
with brian kirkpatrick
Petarghh 29/Nov/10 Solo O/S


Jack Loftus 29/Nov/10 Solo O/S


Justin Tracey 28/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd
petegunn 28/Nov/10 Lead
with Davina,Matt&Steve
Hidden 27/Nov/10 AltLd
Lee Sheard 27/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Dave Warburton 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S

End of the day solo, thin conditions with verglass and such, corner not nicely banked out. Also, turf starting to unfreeze, felt III today.

tembomavi 15/Nov/10 2nd O/S

My first ice climb, from red tarn up to the summit, totally hooked, first time in my life i've been looking forward to winter again :D

Hidden 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Mar/10 AltLd
Andrew Wilson 14/Feb/10 Solo
ollyroberts 10/Feb/10 Solo
with Kyle
markfairbank 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Martin Kitson
alan barnes 02/Feb/10 Lead

nice route but not very long. only did it as unfortunately had to back off viking.

with chris hig
Hidden 02/Feb/10 AltLd
jimorothy 31/Jan/10 2nd

Nice ice pitch, smashing top out.

with Rachel Crolla
stimpey 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Pete, Davina
Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd rpt
Booey 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Conan 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Easy conditions

petegunn 31/Jan/10 Solo
with Davina & Steve
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 29/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Solo O/S
tjmillen 23/Jan/10 Solo
Peter Sowerby 23/Jan/10 Solo
with Tim Millen, David Rice, Dorine Tinnion
petegunn 21/Jan/10 Solo
Shaun Spavin 09/Jan/10 Lead

narrow gully to the left of Viking Butttress, roughly 60m of climbing leading to the summitt slope.

Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Jan/10 2nd
Rick Ashton ??/2010 -
with James King
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hardonicus 28/Dec/09 -

thin! Only 10 metres of climbing but just powder on rock and no ice.

Hidden ?/Dec/09 Solo
tech 05/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Tony
MDowson 14/Feb/09 AltLd
with sam trefgarne
malc 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe Connah
Hidden 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
carl_123 09/Feb/09 AltLd

down via stiding edge

snakebite 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Andy led frst snowslope to steepening ice pitch. I lead this then Andy ran out top pitch of snowslope to summit where we moved together

with Andy Knight
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S
lithos 04/Feb/09 Solo

good fun ice pitch, with snow above and below

with Peri
pebbles 04/Feb/09 Solo

with guido keith and rob.

KeithW 04/Feb/09 Solo

Good ice in groove about 2/3 way up

with Guido
Pete Graham ?/Feb/09 Solo
George Ormerod ?/Feb/09 Solo O/S
yellow ?/Feb/09 AltLd
Lee Sheard ??/2009 Solo
Tom Phillips 15/Dec/08 Solo
Trobbo 11/Dec/08 Solo
with simon fenna
Hidden 06/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Dave Latimer ?/Dec/08 Solo
tommytuffa 27/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
mickJ 26/Mar/08 Lead
with paul r
alifin 24/Mar/08 Solo O/S

Soloed in pretty good nick. Decent neve and even a little ice but also some unconsolidated stuff to be careful of. First 30ft or so seemed quite sustained for the grade.

Paula Hamilton-Gibson 23/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/08 -
dicky79 02/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Jon Wickham 12/Jan/08 2nd β

Did gully 1 again to give Kev an intro to crampons and axes. Descended Swirral then got a call about a fallen climber. Went to the cas site and assisted with treating cas.

with Alan and Kev
Hidden 12/Jan/08 -
Somerset swede basher 11/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Jon Wickham 06/Jan/08 2nd O/S

Alan lead first two pitches, then Sarah and I moved together up the easy finishing slopes with Alan soloing. An avalanche warning the previous day appeared to be inaccurate for the conditions we found. Snow was reasonably bonded, with small cornices evident on the headwall only. A Great day out.

with Alan and Sarah
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Mattyk 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S

last of winter... only ice in lakes i reckon!

with Tim Kavanagh
Will Smith 25/Jan/07 2nd O/S

Felt hard for the grade. Quite thin conditions, but what ice there was was very solid. Managed to place my one screw and could've placed several.

with Jonny
MartF ??/2007 2nd

Not 100% sure on year.

with Ash
Will Smith 10/Apr/06 Solo dnf

Very dodgy thawing ice.

fhuaran 18/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Chris Larvin
Hidden 18/Mar/06 -
jonnyboy 11/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 02/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd
Martin Haworth ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with val p
Hidden 26/Feb/06 -
ikl minx 30/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

First winter route ever, chuffing cold.

with jonnyboy
thegoatstroker ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with Chris Cox
petegunn ??/2006 Solo
Hidden 08/Mar/05 Solo
scott gibson ?/Dec/03 Solo
Mark A Humphries 07/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
innesmac ??/2002 -
Gman ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S
with Dave P, Helen
crowberry gully 22/Feb/00 Solo
Neil Conway ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/99 -
BenTiffin ?/Dec/97 Lead
with Ellen Wolfenden
Hammy 15/Jan/90 Solo
Steve Crowe 15/Jan/88 Solo

Mushy conditions.

Hidden 16/Feb/86 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1976 -
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