100m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
100m. Takes the wide crack line up the middle of the slabby buttress. 1) 10m. Climb a groove from foot of the buttress to a ledge. 2) 50m Step right into the chimney/crack and follow it over an awkward chockstone to easier climbing above. 3) 40m. Pick a line through the easy angled buttress above. © Rockfax

FA. B.Davison 16/Jan/1994

bobpilgrem 05/Mar AltLd O/S

Not really in condition-but climbable-a bit thin/tricky in a few places.

with Ronnie
MartF 08/Feb AltLd

Stubbs led initial groove. Me 3 of the chockstones in the crack, then back to Stubbs for the final tricky step. Good neve, brittle ice in places.

carl_123 08/Feb AltLd
SPD224 07/Feb Lead O/S
with Nev Drake
peachos 07/Feb AltLd
Hidden 07/Feb 2nd
Hidden 05/Feb Lead O/S
How easy 05/Feb 2nd
lcullum7 04/Feb Lead O/S
SarahA 04/Feb 2nd
with Duncan Livesey, Luke Cullum
Hidden 04/Feb 2nd O/S
Ed 02/Feb Lead

Not really grade 3 more like 2.

Pete Rigby 01/Feb Solo O/S
with Kelli Roberts
lordyosch 01/Feb 2nd

Great route, really enjoyed every step. Short ice pitch a great way to start. Fell off second chockstone, good attentive belaying from Steve!

Hidden 01/Feb 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 01/Feb Lead O/S
kelliroberts3 01/Feb Solo O/S
sjbrook 01/Feb Lead O/S

Nice route. Found the chockstone a little tricky.

with Tom R
annastudholme ?/Feb -
Jack00 31/Jan AltLd O/S
with Edd Carrigan
Hidden 31/Jan Solo
Ed carrigan 31/Jan AltLd
Hidden 30/Jan AltLd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 30/Jan AltLd O/S

Swung leads with Si who led P1 and P3. I led P2. slightly tricky chock stone, but otherwise steady. well protected throughout. Not as good conditions as last week.

joeflan 21/Jan Solo O/S
ColdAndWet 21/Jan Lead
with Chris Allewell
Shaw Brown 21/Jan Lead
jacko120 20/Jan AltLd
charles.austin 19/Jan AltLd rpt

I lead first three then improvised on third pitch to include a quite exposed vertical step which was fun!

scarmichael 19/Jan Solo
Hidden 19/Jan AltLd O/S
clint87 18/Jan AltLd

I led the 3rd pitch.

Hidden 18/Jan Lead O/S
petegunn 18/Jan Lead
with Rob H, Mike S.
Hidden 18/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jan 2nd
Daniel Duerden 17/Jan Lead
jon59 17/Jan -
OllieF 17/Jan AltLd rpt

Left late because of work in the morning, didn't bother with the top section above 3rd pitch, just abbed off a big boulder. Ice was nice in the first pitch!

with Charles
scarmichael 17/Jan AltLd
charles.austin 17/Jan AltLd O/S

Lead 3rd pitch, Ollie lead first 2

Hidden ?/Jan AltLd
OllieF 13/Dec/14 Solo

Accidentily went most of the way up the IV crack after the chimney/chockstone... Pooped myself when I realised and downclimbed the whole thing.

Zoomer 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Poor condition, avoided using axes on any turf( not frozen in the slightest). Shame because it looks like a nice line when in nick.

farmus21 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Stepped Ridge was rammed so this was a good alternative. Very soft/unconsolidated snow, very little ice and the turf is spongy. Still perfectly doable and a great day out in nice weather.

with Kat
BnB 17/Feb/14 -
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
Ray Sparks 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with dave
bonoid 01/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd
ipegg 31/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Danny Crump 31/Mar/13 Lead
Nigel Coe 31/Mar/13 AltLd
with Norman Wright
Petarghh 29/Mar/13 Solo
nickcj 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Andy Syme 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Elliott
r_o_b_h2 12/Feb/13 AltLd rpt
with Matt Harris
Hidden 12/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
BikeClimbWalk 11/Feb/13 2nd
with John J
crowberry gully 10/Feb/13 AltLd

Excellent conditions, ice on the first pitch then neve and solid turf

with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Solo
67hours 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Might have not taken the crack and headed up the face a bit more. Waist deep powder higher up, fun. Took 3 left gloves which didn't help.

with Clay
Clay C 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

We went up the slabs to the left of the crack because it was full of unconsolidated snow, before joining the route further up. Good turf and felt about III.

with George
aljones91 24/Jan/13 AltLd
Harry Shuell 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S

good first winter route in the lakes.

peter.ravenscroft27 18/Jan/13 AltLd
jules1990 12/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Led all in 4 pitches

Nat norris 12/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with joss halford
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo
jacktomlinson 11/Dec/12 2nd O/S
stratandrew 09/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Excellent day out. Quite stripped but turf still mostly frozen. great line, plenty of harder variations if you want them. Will be back to do this again.

with Colin Maddison
dregsy 09/Dec/12 2nd

only my second winter route and I have to say what a buzz. Watching Stuart, my mentor, negotiate the choc stones on the second pitch got me thinking, but thoroughly enjoyed the route and didn't feel out of my depth at any point. Great day out.

NickJH ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Cross
Hidden 21/Feb/12 AltLd β
Tom Keaveny 09/Feb/12 Lead O/S
matty123 09/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
r_o_b_h2 04/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Nik Goile
Bob 04/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Somewhat unconsolidated snow :-) Note that the pitch lengths in the guide are somewhat out, we had four pitches to top of the buttress with only the first being much less than 60m.

with Steve Brock
Hidden 04/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
eldre070 03/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Alan P1 then alternate. Great turf. Hardest move was getting out of groove. Soft 3.

with Alan
Hidden 02/Feb/12 Lead O/S
CKegan 02/Feb/12 2nd

A great climb in beautiful weather! Conditions were good, plenty of frozen turf and ice. Took a slightly harder line up a crack to the right near the top. Would recommend this to anyone looking to make this a slightly harder grade III.

with neil
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Ryland 28/Jan/12 AltLd
paul horabin 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with fi15
fi15 20/Dec/11 2nd
Ben Hollands 19/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Windy and wild, just about in condition

with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden 19/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
jmoore1111 18/Dec/11 -

phat, not all the turf was frozen but gave a nice day out and plenty of ice around

Mr. K 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Snow unconsolidated, some but not all turf frozen and some tricky moves out of the crack on pitch 2 which were difficult to protect. Nice day out but needs a good freeze to firm everything up.

a13x 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Eddie1234 16/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Chris Dovey 16/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 15/Dec/11 -
Hidden ?/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
jonny taylor 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent climbing on ice, frozen turf and nevee (and fairly bare chockstones). Felt like II 3 under today's conditions.

ablackett 20/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Jimmy O 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 -
loonyclimber 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Great climbing - a bit thin in places more like a mixed route. Started on a small steep ice formation instead of the gully. Split into 4 pitches as ice section was short.

Hidden 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
crowberry gully 04/Dec/10 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
CharlieMack 04/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with Col, PK
pratty25 02/Dec/10 -

good route, easy route finding, lots of loose snow, some ice coming into condition, neve forming towards the top

Hidden 01/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hanski ?/Dec/10 2nd
al jackson ?/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Solo
greenroom 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S


twoplates 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S

pretty easy for grade III

jason 28/Nov/10 Solo
with manmike
nickhoward 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with John Haslam
Hidden 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
geoffmoss 03/Mar/10 AltLd

No hard climbing but steep enough to keep you on your toes. I was happy not to have been leading a couple of the trickier sections.

with Nigel Wadsworth
ollyroberts 02/Mar/10 Solo rpt
with Mike
Brannock 28/Feb/10 Lead O/S
pebbles 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

lovely route ice, easy to follow, ice very brittle top snow powdery, decent neve underneath

with stu
Hidden 18/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Ste Ridd 18/Feb/10 Solo
ollyroberts 17/Feb/10 AltLd
with Kyle
nigelw 04/Feb/10 AltLd
with Geoff Moss
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S
jimhall ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Rich Bond 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

My 14 yr old daughter's first proper winter climb. She was brilliant belayer. I'd trust her with my life, suppose I did really!

Ken Taylor 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy Chadwick
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Lead
ayuplass 30/Jan/10 2nd

done moving together with pitches for the ice bits

with miles
Hidden 29/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Petarghh 28/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 28/Jan/10 AltLd
Jon Wickham 24/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

First ice step had been worn away by previous parties so climbed rock ledge on the left. Rest of route was in good condition but felt easy for the grade. More like a II with a couple of steeper steps. Still a great route and would recommend it as a first grade III due to it's ease and good protection.

with Alan
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Lead
andrewbooth1000 06/Jan/10 AltLd O/S


with Pete Baillie
Hidden 04/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Peter Holder 04/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
Somerset swede basher 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
innesmac ??/2010 -
Hidden 23/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd
Tom Phillips 12/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with dick
Russell Lovett 08/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with alone
Diggler 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with jonah
Timo Austino 07/Feb/09 Lead

good fun lead - great conditions - just livin' the dream!

with Nats
mattish2000 01/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Simon Caldwell 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1 and 3, Will led 2. Then traversed into Central Gully and finished up that. Turf was mainly unfrozen so a good job the climbing was mainly on rock and snow! All very wintery looking and feeling, it was snowing for most of the climb.

with Carmen and Will
Will Smith 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2. Conditions improved from top to bottom. Somewhat unfrozen at the bottom and loose snow. From top of second pitch snow was much better. Only seemed to have a couple of tricky moves, so seemed easy for the grade. Finished up central gully, the top of which was in good nick.

Gman ?/Jan/08 Solo

Nice mixed climbing on good turf

bullybones ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Mar/06 -
deanj ??/2004 Lead
Mark A Humphries 06/Feb/03 AltLd O/S

1st pitch Me, 2nd pitch Frank, 3rd pitch me and then easy ground to the summit

with Frank Thies
rlrs ?/Dec/01 AltLd
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