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[Simon ahead, 1 kb]Easy and direct to the summit. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 187 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/14

First ever Winter climb... loved every minute and cant wait to do another!
piplarter - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/14

dakidunn - Solo - 06/Apr/13 with Ian Hope

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

tom_holdsworth - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with Shaun Carty

al jackson - Solo - 01/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/13

Sugary snow on the approach once in the gully ice with 3 inch fresh snow on top, felt a lot harder than I to me, blue skies, deep snow fantastic
Wesley Orvis - Lead - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/13

dakidunn - Solo - 04/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 03/Mar/13

Lovely condition with excellent placements all the way
paulh.0776 - Lead - 02/Mar/13 with peter

leeoftroy - Solo O/S - Mar/13

Martin Rowe - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/13

paulh.0776 - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/13 with none

stouffer - Solo - 23/Feb/13

Jon Wickham - Solo β - 19/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13

bomber neve. Perfect blue skies
ankyo - Solo - 12/Feb/13 with Rick

NickNixon - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/13

Chris Dean Good conditions hard work on calves due to solid neve under sprinkling of fresh snow. No problems with cornices as minimal. Good day out (o:
deancs - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Dave Richards - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Matt Reed - AltLd - 04/Feb/13 with Peter Stridgeon

pete40 - AltLd - 04/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/13

Simnel - Lead - 02/Feb/13 with Mark

dakidunn - AltLd - 02/Feb/13

Joe_1102 - Solo rpt - Feb/13

Hoped to do by moonlight but ended up headtorch.
Radioactiveman - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Antony Mottershead ('hobit')

Nice eliminate ice pitch on the left.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13

KevB - Solo - 17/Jan/13

Joe_1102 - Solo O/S - Jan/13

Teappleby - AltLd - 2013 with max

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

Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/12

Down-climbed.
jacktomlinson - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12 with Peter Hill

Simnel - 11/Dec/12 with Dave, Alan, Pete Middleton

Amy's first winter route, ice jedi style. I mono axed it. Good conditions.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo rpt - 11/Dec/12 with Amy Till

Hidden - 09/Dec/12

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/12

Tim Rodgers - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with Mark Anstiss, Paul Davison, Ian Davison, Rod Molyneux

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 02/Dec/12

jmoore1111 - Solo - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/12

gaz_jones - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/12

Robbie's first winter route (age 13). Loved it.
Babika - Solo - 11/Feb/12 with Paul O'Toole, John Hammond, Paul Callaghan

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

hard snow with small ice bulge half way up - good conditions, awesome weather epic day as descended via striding edge
lumbard - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12

Very Soft up most of the climb, some harder sections. Needs a few more cold days to be more enjoyable.
Burty21 - Solo - 01/Feb/12

Leading beginner
waiting for snow - Lead rpt - Feb/12

Beautiful winter conditions, with a stable snowpack, route 75% complete snow cover,short frozen turf section in centre for about 15mt. No cornices to summit slope due to high winds on the 7th, easy top out.
Shaun Spavin - Solo rpt - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/11

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

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

Deep unconsolidated powder although minimal avalanche risk
Dickie - Solo O/S - Dec/11

Hidden - Solo - Mar/11

Dan0Me - Solo - 26/Feb/11

fresh sprong snow on the lower section, ice bulge in the middle then hard neve before more fresh snow- wonderful conditions, blue sky and little wind
lumbard - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/11

alanburniston - Solo - Feb/11

I think it was this! Steady snow plod, then down Striding Edge and up Nethermost Gully. Unexpectedly good day.
Rob Exile Ward - Solo - 22/Jan/11 with Justin Shields

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11

David Cowley - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Stew Cowley

Unusual conditions with lots of ice and lovely neve.
Shaw Brown - Lead - 02/Jan/11 with Judith Neaves

Spence22 - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Ed

Nice grade 1 gully, generally snow but ice on the steeper pitch in the middle section.
mr.benton - Solo - 18/Dec/10

good long route some icey sections
2535rob - Solo - 15/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/10

tomtom89 - Solo - 08/Dec/10

tomtom89 - Solo - 05/Dec/10 with Chris, Jack

jac00 - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Tom

mbambi - Solo - 01/Dec/10 with brian kirkpatrick

ParkFace - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/10 with Dan Ives, Thomas Buckman, Rob Stordy

Hidden - Solo - 29/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

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

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

Good intro to grade 1 but a bit thin on ice today
bevsie - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10 with S Banham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10

George Ormerod - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

tomtom89 - Solo - 27/Nov/10 with Jack

jac00 - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10 with Tom

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/10

Team solo, at 8am after setting off from leeds 4ish. Nice climbing and conditions.
Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/10 with Conor, HuwGoodal

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 14/Feb/10 with Mike Porter

Gav Parker - Solo - 10/Feb/10

the colonel - Solo - 10/Feb/10

ollyroberts - Solo - 10/Feb/10 with Kyle

Hidden - Lead - 07/Feb/10

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

This was Michelle's first winter route.
gareth_hull - Lead rpt - 31/Jan/10 with Michelle

stimpey - Solo - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/10

wheelo - 2nd - 26/Jan/10 with foggy and pete

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jan/10

Peter Sowerby - Solo - 23/Jan/10 with David Rice, Dorine Tinnion

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Mark Beecher

Marq - Lead - 03/Jan/10 with Jon Moulding

Ally Smith - 02/Jan/10 with Emily Goodman

Hidden - Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - Jan/10

yellow - Lead - Jan/10

Shuttsie - 2nd - Jan/10 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - 2010

Intended to do a harder route, but the conditions (especially the wind) were so harsh that we decided to solo number 2 gully. I've never known winds so strong on the summit, you could barely stand and could definitely not walk in a straight line. Did the last part of the route with eyes shut because of the spindrift, got some goggles now :-)
mmalbon - Solo rpt - 30/Dec/09 with Mick and Simon

Hidden - Solo - 28/Dec/09

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

Joe Miller - 2nd - 05/Dec/09 with James Dixon-Gough, John Holden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Dec/09

straight forward climbing to the summit, in graet scenery.
Shaun Spavin - 2nd - 19/Feb/09 with Kenneth David Hook

Em66 - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Mat

Easy approach to Hellveyln summit
snakebite - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Andy Knight

down via raise
carl_123 - AltLd - 08/Feb/09

In desecent.
Zoomer - Solo - 07/Feb/09 with Danny Mc Andrew

Andrew1 - Solo - 07/Feb/09 with Ros

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/09

DannyMac - Solo - 07/Feb/09 with glenn bloomer

Lee Sheard - Solo - 06/Feb/09

descent
lithos - Solo - 04/Feb/09

descent, with rob
pebbles - Solo - 04/Feb/09

descent
KeithW - Solo - 04/Feb/09 with Guido

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/09

Monkey 28 - 31/Jan/09 with Peter, Vaughan & Bernie

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jan/09

bazpearson - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/09 with luke armitage,heather,chris

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jan/09

stimpey - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/09 with Pete

tjmillen - Solo - 2009

Simnel - 2009 with Pete Middleton

jl - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/08 with No Partner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Dec/08

Trobbo - 2nd - 11/Dec/08 with simon fenna

Gully full of snow, higher up fair patches of frozen turf and ice. Top third much harder than I.
MJH - Solo - 17/Apr/08 with Vicci

Jon Wickham - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/08 with Alan and Rob

troutbeck - Solo - 25/Mar/08

Straightforward snow slope with some good neve.
alifin - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/08

climbed moving together, condition great, windy on top around -5 degrees
brady - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08 with Paul, GMC

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/08

In descent. Watching that collie swimming up the cornice to top out was surreal!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Carmen and Will

Descended to get to base of V corner. Busiest I've ever seen it, but also the best conditions. Solid neve from top to bottom. Small cornice to down climb, but a solo ascent by a dog showed it couldn't be too tricky!
Will Smith - Solo rpt - 12/Jan/08 with Simon and Carmen

Second gully for three of us, 1st for one of us. Great day, very busy. Can't wait to get back in the snow. Our thoughts go to the guys family and friends
krusty23 - Solo O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Andrew Morton, Simon Woolley, Matt Watkins

Climbed in good snow conditions up to the summit shelter and saw Alan Hinkes guiding clients on the way. Came down Swirral Edge and then attempted Gully 1 but too busy so went back to Gully 2 and did it again with no one else on it. Descended by Striding Edge. Saw mountain rescue incident involving helicopter pick up close to Red Tarn. Later found out that poor chap died in a fall.
pdisney - Solo - 12/Jan/08 with Chris L & Dom

Sean Kelly - 2008

turfy ledges on left of gully
joe king - Solo - 17/Dec/07 with simon ringrose

Good fun. The only thing in condition. Had a good time on the icy slab on the left.
joe larner - 15/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead - 15/Dec/07

Matt - BodyPoint - Solo - 10/Dec/07 with Andrew Wood

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jan/07

In descent
Will Smith - Solo rpt - 25/Jan/07 with Jonny

joe larner - Jan/07

Will Smith - Solo - 10/Apr/06 with Ben

Hidden - Apr/06

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/06

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Henry Haworth

Hidden - 26/Feb/06

Cracking conditions, very windy on the top.
Will Smith - Solo - 24/Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/06

clarky_john - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Peteclark

Hidden - Solo - Feb/06

Stone Muppet - 2006 with mw

petegunn - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 08/Mar/05

mmalbon - 2nd - 2005 with Mick

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 19/Dec/04

Hidden - Lead - Dec/03

scott gibson - Solo - Dec/03

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 14/Feb/03

Mark A Humphries - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/03

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jan/03

Hidden - 2002

MartinN - Solo O/S - 2002

adamwesthead - Solo O/S - Feb/01 with Myerscough, Hoult

Jim Haydock - Solo - 16/Jan/00

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 2000

Gman - AltLd O/S - Jan/99 with Dan

Hammy - Solo - 15/Jan/90

biggianthead - 09/Jan/83 with G

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Style of ascent

Soloed125 of 187 (66.8%)
Lead22 of 187 (11.8%)
Followed12 of 187 (6.4%)
Alt Leads13 of 187 (7.0%)
Unknown15 of 187 (8.0%)

'Climbed'113 of 187 (60.4%)
clean O/S64 of 187 (34.2%)
clean β1 of 187 (0.5%)
clean rpt9 of 187 (4.8%)