Rockfax Description
Easy and direct to the summit. © Rockfax

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
george sewell 03/Apr Solo O/S

some ok ish neve considering the weather it was ok felt a bit unstable and wet/ soft in places though so quite a tentative and exiting ascent :/ but we made it .... but nice to get one last route done in the lakes this season

scottmarcberry 03/Apr Solo O/S
paulh.0776 28/Mar Lead

A wild day with 70mph winds on the summit, the neve was just about holding on after the torrential rain of the previous day and will probably not survive much more if it doesn't freeze hard for a few days. Water was running under the snow at many points !!

petegunn 22/Mar Solo
RobSimpson 19/Mar Solo

Too warm so it was very soft conditions. Axes were biting well enough though.

RobSimpson 17/Mar Solo

There was great neve towards the top of the climb. Went up with the one axe.

Pavement Monkey 15/Mar Solo

Dave, Dave and Ian solo ascent using good old fashioned single axe technique. Foggy but great ice conditions.

Jonny Nick 14/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Mar Solo O/S
TomGB 14/Mar Solo O/S
Naomi Walker, Vicki Cox, Beth Heeney
beeney 14/Mar Solo

felt pretty steep for grade 1, especially the last few metres. Great fun!

Hidden 14/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Feb -
91dave 28/Feb Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Feb -
Hidden 28/Feb Solo O/S
C Witter 27/Feb Solo O/S

My first ice climb. Just terrifying enough. Came back down via Striding Edge. Wanted to go up Gully 1, but Pete heard an awful crack in the ice as he went up it, so the rest of us backed off.

Pete R, Kelli J, Joe R
kelliroberts3 27/Feb Solo
Wesley Orvis 21/Feb AltLd
macca69 21/Feb Solo
Babika 21/Feb Solo O/S

Good hard neve. Soloed with single axe

Kai Green, Julian Bridle, Ian Shore
JulianB 21/Feb Solo O/S

An unexpectedly good day. Up Gully 2, over to DollyWaggon Pike and down. Lovely snow, great views and blue sky!

Ian Shore, Kai Green, Babika
Wesley Orvis 18/Feb Solo
tommylongfellow 14/Feb Solo
mountainpunk 14/Feb Solo
Gav Parker 08/Feb Solo

In great condition

philmitch 08/Feb Lead O/S
philmitch 08/Feb Solo rpt
Fiskavaig 08/Feb Solo

late start, so quick solo, fairly good conditions.

nevets1984 07/Feb Lead O/S
artmal 07/Feb Solo
JWrighty 03/Feb Solo
Jim Haydock 03/Feb Solo
Hidden 02/Feb AltLd
JWrighty 02/Feb Solo
Tim Harper 24/Jan Solo
andy tetsill 24/Jan Solo

Climbed with Tom Cave

Shrewsbury MC
Retro Rowan 24/Jan Solo O/S
Jack Poyner, Dave Lea, climbingdrummer
Olli-C 13/Dec/14 AltLd
Chris Waddle
Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd
piplarter 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S

First ever Winter climb... loved every minute and cant wait to do another!

Joe Macnamee
dakidunn 06/Apr/13 Solo
IanHope 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
tom_holdsworth 05/Apr/13 Lead
Shaun Carty
al jackson 01/Apr/13 Solo
Petarghh 29/Mar/13 Solo
Wesley Orvis 29/Mar/13 Lead

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

Hidden 11/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/13 Solo O/S
dakidunn 04/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Solo
paulh.0776 02/Mar/13 Lead

Lovely condition with excellent placements all the way

leeoftroy ?/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Martin Rowe 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S
paulh.0776 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S
stouffer 23/Feb/13 Solo
Jon Wickham 19/Feb/13 Solo β
bantamdave 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Good climbing conditions. Great day out

ankyo 12/Feb/13 Solo

bomber neve. Perfect blue skies

NickNixon 11/Feb/13 Solo O/S
deancs 10/Feb/13 Solo O/S

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:

Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
Dave Richards 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/13 AltLd
pete40 04/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Simnel 02/Feb/13 Lead
dakidunn 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Joe_1102 ?/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Radioactiveman 23/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Hoped to do by moonlight but ended up headtorch.

Double Knee Bar 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Nice eliminate ice pitch on the left.

KevB 17/Jan/13 Solo
Joe_1102 ?/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Teappleby ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo
Petarghh 11/Dec/12 Solo
jacktomlinson 11/Dec/12 Solo O/S


Simnel 11/Dec/12 -
Dave, Alan, Pete Middleton
freemanTom 11/Dec/12 Solo rpt

Amy's first winter route, ice jedi style. I mono axed it. Good conditions.

Amy Till
Hidden 09/Dec/12 -
Danny Crump 05/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Tim Rodgers 02/Dec/12 Solo
Mark Anstiss, Paul Davison, Ian Davison, Rod Molyneux
freemanTom 02/Dec/12 Solo
jmoore1111 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/12 Solo
gaz_jones 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Babika 11/Feb/12 Solo

Robbie's first winter route (age 13). Loved it.

Hidden 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S
lumbard 08/Feb/12 Solo O/S

hard snow with small ice bulge half way up - good conditions, awesome weather epic day as descended via striding edge

Burty21 01/Feb/12 Solo

Very Soft up most of the climb, some harder sections. Needs a few more cold days to be more enjoyable.

waiting for snow ?/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Leading beginner

Shaun Spavin 14/Jan/12 Solo rpt

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.

Hidden 06/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 27/Dec/11 Lead O/S
cas smerdon 20/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Dec/11 Solo
Dickie ?/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Deep unconsolidated powder although minimal avalanche risk

Hidden ?/Mar/11 Solo
Dan0Me 26/Feb/11 Solo
lumbard 16/Feb/11 Solo O/S

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

alanburniston ?/Feb/11 Solo
Rob Exile Ward 22/Jan/11 Solo

I think it was this! Steady snow plod, then down Striding Edge and up Nethermost Gully. Unexpectedly good day.

Justin Shields
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Lead O/S
David Cowley 05/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Stew Cowley
Shaw Brown 02/Jan/11 Lead

Unusual conditions with lots of ice and lovely neve.

Spence22 19/Dec/10 Solo O/S
mr.benton 18/Dec/10 Solo

Nice grade 1 gully, generally snow but ice on the steeper pitch in the middle section.

2535rob 15/Dec/10 Solo

good long route some icey sections

Hidden 12/Dec/10 Solo
tomtom89 08/Dec/10 Solo
tomtom89 05/Dec/10 Solo
Chris, Jack
jac00 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S
mbambi 01/Dec/10 Solo
brian kirkpatrick
ParkFace 30/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Dan Ives, Thomas Buckman, Rob Stordy
Hidden 29/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Jon Miles
The Mountain Goat 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
bevsie 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Good intro to grade 1 but a bit thin on ice today

S Banham
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
George Ormerod 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
tomtom89 27/Nov/10 Solo
jac00 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Dave Warburton 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Team solo, at 8am after setting off from leeds 4ish. Nice climbing and conditions.

Nigel Coe 14/Feb/10 AltLd
Mike Porter
Gav Parker 10/Feb/10 Solo
the colonel 10/Feb/10 Solo
ollyroberts 10/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead
carl_123 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
gareth_hull 31/Jan/10 Lead rpt

This was Michelle's first winter route.

stimpey 30/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo
wheelo 26/Jan/10 2nd
foggy and pete
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Jan/10 2nd
Peter Sowerby 23/Jan/10 Solo
David Rice, Dorine Tinnion
Jonny M 03/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Marq 03/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
yellow ?/Jan/10 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
mmalbon 30/Dec/09 Solo rpt

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 :-)

Mick and Simon
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 10/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Joe Miller 05/Dec/09 2nd
James Dixon-Gough, John Holden
Hidden 05/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Shaun Spavin 19/Feb/09 2nd

straight forward climbing to the summit, in graet scenery.

Kenneth David Hook
Em66 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
snakebite 08/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Easy approach to Hellveyln summit

Andy Knight
carl_123 08/Feb/09 AltLd

down via raise

Zoomer 07/Feb/09 Solo

In desecent.

Andrew1 07/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Lead rpt
DannyMac 07/Feb/09 Solo
Lee Sheard 06/Feb/09 Solo
lithos 04/Feb/09 Solo


pebbles 04/Feb/09 Solo

descent, with rob

KeithW 04/Feb/09 Solo


Hidden 04/Feb/09 AltLd
Monkey 28 31/Jan/09 -
Peter, Vaughan & Bernie
Hidden 25/Jan/09 Solo
bazpearson 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
luke armitage,heather,chris
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Solo
stimpey 07/Jan/09 Solo O/S
tjmillen ??/2009 Solo
Simnel ??/2009 -
Pete Middleton
jl 15/Dec/08 Solo O/S
No Partner
Hidden 14/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Trobbo 11/Dec/08 2nd
simon fenna
MJH 17/Apr/08 Solo

Gully full of snow, higher up fair patches of frozen turf and ice. Top third much harder than I.

Jon Wickham 07/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Alan and Rob
troutbeck 25/Mar/08 Solo
alifin 24/Mar/08 Solo O/S

Straightforward snow slope with some good neve.

brady 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S

climbed moving together, condition great, windy on top around -5 degrees

Paul, GMC
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 19/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

In descent. Watching that collie swimming up the cornice to top out was surreal!

Carmen and Will
Will Smith 12/Jan/08 Solo rpt

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!

krusty23 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S

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

Andrew Morton, Simon Woolley, Matt Watkins
pdisney 12/Jan/08 Solo

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.

Chris L & Dom
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
joe king 17/Dec/07 Solo

turfy ledges on left of gully

simon ringrose
joe larner 15/Dec/07 -

Good fun. The only thing in condition. Had a good time on the icy slab on the left.

Hidden 15/Dec/07 Lead
Matt - BodyPoint 10/Dec/07 Solo
Andrew Wood
Hidden 27/Jan/07 Solo
Will Smith 25/Jan/07 Solo rpt

In descent

joe larner ?/Jan/07 -
Will Smith 10/Apr/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/06 -
Hidden 04/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 01/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Martin Haworth ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/06 -
Will Smith 24/Feb/06 Solo

Cracking conditions, very windy on the top.

Hidden 17/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
clarky_john ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2006 -
petegunn ??/2006 Solo
Hidden 08/Mar/05 Solo
mmalbon ??/2005 2nd
Stephen Shaw 19/Dec/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/03 Lead
scott gibson ?/Dec/03 Solo
Stephen Shaw 14/Feb/03 Solo
Mark A Humphries 07/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
MartinN ??/2002 Solo O/S
adamwesthead ?/Feb/01 Solo O/S
Myerscough, Hoult
Jim Haydock 16/Jan/00 Solo
Neil Conway ??/2000 Lead O/S
Gman ?/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
Mick King 18/Feb/91 Solo
Patrick Andrews
Hammy 15/Jan/90 Solo
biggianthead 09/Jan/83 -
Hidden ??/1976 -
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