A little claggy to start, but the weather improved by the time we got to the top. An early start from Linton- on- Ouse left home at 0630. Finished off by walking to Helvellyn Lower Man and Helvellyn. Rescued a walker who was stranded on a steep snow slope on the way back down to the Swirls car park. John HW - Solo - 13/Apr/13 with Cath
Led first ice pitch (felt like II) then moved together with Donald out front.
Dave Richards - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Donald Kelly
leeds_belle - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Marc Langley
Donald Kelly - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Dave R PMC
MarcJLangley - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Marissa
tom_holdsworth - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with Shaun Carty
halroberts87 - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Joe Bone
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13
ipegg - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Richard Apthorp
DefenderKen - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13
Petarghh - Solo - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/13
Nice little ice pitch at start, good neve above, great day out
Steve Kempley - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Alex, Joe
paulh.0776 - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/13
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 24/Feb/13
stouffer - Solo - 23/Feb/13
wendys - 2nd - 23/Feb/13 with DannyDJB
Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/13
BruceG - Solo - 19/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 17/Feb/13
dakidunn - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with Ian Hope, John Haxon, John Lambert
IanHope - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with mark dunn, John L
Simnel - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with Ian, Mark
stouffer - Solo - 09/Feb/13
Mr-Cowdrey - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/13
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 09/Feb/13
johnrich - Solo - 07/Feb/13 with Foggy
Tom the tall - Lead - Feb/13
dannyW - Solo - Feb/13
alidixon - Solo - Feb/13
First winter climb. Lots of spin drift and strong winds when topping out.
leeds_belle - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with Marc Langley
Interesting entry pitch. Did the route in poor conditions with a lot of soft powder and brittle ice. As a result it was difficult to get purchase for crampons and axes in places, making some moves more like Grade II. Wasn't helped by one of my axes breaking low down on the route either. If it was banked out and in full winter there would be nothing more than Grade I above the entry pitch.
Gerry_Doncaster - 24/Jan/13
Definitely not Grade I!
MarkyGee - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Stu Howie
Sketchy last pitch, so rope was used over bad ice pitch high up
Harry Shuell - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13
Stefan_Morris - AltLd - 20/Jan/13 with Eddie Roebuck
lean - II at least. Good ice in places.
Alan Dixon - AltLd - 20/Jan/13
Thin on the start pitch with a few steeper steps higher up.
team fat belly - 20/Jan/13 with Toby
good day out, lean conditions so some points almost grade III
wendys - 2nd - 19/Jan/13 with DannyDJB
Lean conditions, definitely grade II.
Eddie1234 - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/13
mamboochris - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jan/13
6aPunter - 2013
Two small ice steps and good neve....a little lean at the top but all turf well frozen
Gav Parker - Solo - 13/Dec/12
jules1990 - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Nat Norris, Ali Newman
Nat norris - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/12 with joss halford
Hidden - 11/Dec/12
good, fun climb
JanBella - 11/Dec/12
First ever winter climb. Really enjoyed it. Good bit at the start
Radioactiveman - 11/Dec/12 with Jan
Did a central Gully perhaps not the one, simple snow plod but on good snow.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 11/Dec/12 with Amy Till
Mix of powder snow and some nicely consolidated snow. It started drizzling as we finished the day.
waiting for snow - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12
First winter route!
mrplastique - Solo - 07/Dec/12
Stamford Raffles - Solo - 07/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/12
lean but still good, broke out right after first interesting bit and climbed the buttress, turf frozen but snow not yet neve!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Solo - 05/Dec/12 with tim millen
Hidden - 01/Dec/12
Early season lean conditions at base
El Plunge - Solo - 01/Dec/12
KevinJ - Solo - Dec/12 with Nige H
anteater - AltLd - Nov/12
kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Peter Rigby
Climbed with Pete and Mark and Alan following. Led very nice first ice pitch.
Simnel - AltLd - 06/Feb/12 with Mark, Alan, Pete Middleton
dakidunn - Lead - 06/Feb/12 with Alan Christie, John Lambert
Great nick. Good ice in 2 parts.
eldre070 - Solo - 03/Feb/12 with Alan
Hidden - Feb/12
wupert - AltLd O/S - Jan/12
paul horabin - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/11 with fi15
fi15 - 2nd - 20/Dec/11 with paul horabin
Hidden - Lead - 20/Dec/11
Craig McMahon - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/11
petegunn - Solo - 15/Dec/11 with Davina
petegunn - Solo - 11/Dec/11 with Tom
Two Cams Tom - Solo - 11/Dec/11 with petegunn
The first winter route of the season after a great session at Kendal wall yesterday. Joined by Martin, Charlie, Martin,and Katy fron Aus and Annalise from SA, the first snow climb for both AND the first ever sight of snow for Anna'. A great day out.
John Holden - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Martin Smith
dannyW - Solo - Dec/11
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 12/Jan/11
thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/11 with Ol
BikeClimbWalk - Lead - 11/Jan/11 with James P
Thin and a little scary !
Petarghh - AltLd rpt - 02/Jan/11
Ben Sharp - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Pete
31770 - 2011
chili-d - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/10 with Poz
First winter climb and really enjoyed it! Conditions weren't tip top though, as not as much snow as usual! Good ice sections, done with just a walking axe!
Leo Woodhead - 26/Dec/10 with Ian W
Ianwesterby - 2nd - 26/Dec/10 with Chris Wilson, Leo
Martin Haworth - Solo rpt - 20/Dec/10 with Andy
I wasn't that happy soloing this, the inital ice step and the rock step half way up both felt like grade III, felt I was just 1 ice axe 'popping' from a broken leg.
Andrew Sloan - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10
Couple of nice ice pitches..Grade II
Simnel - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Paul Smith
gordon henderson - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/10 with MRT
Tom Keaveny - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/10 with matt
first winter climb!
mfisher - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/10 with Tom Keaveny
CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Col, PK
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Moritz
First ever 'proper' winter route. Soloed most of it.
Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Dan Money
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Dec/10
Single (long) led pitch at start. Rest soloed. First ever winter lead.
dpmUK - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Matt
wildbill - Solo - 04/Dec/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/10
Andrew_ing - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10
sk8world19 - 2nd - 02/Dec/10
James Mackin - AltLd - 02/Dec/10
Pretty thin around chockstone, II in these conditions.
conorcussell - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/10
great loads of ice and no where near as much snow in it from february
pclark - Solo rpt - 01/Dec/10 with jimhall
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/10
pratty25 - 01/Dec/10
al jackson - AltLd - Dec/10
nice first lakes winter route of the season
Timo Austino - Lead - 28/Nov/10 with Nats
stimpey - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Pete, Davina, Matt
petegunn - Lead - 28/Nov/10 with Davina,Matt&Steve
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/10
Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 27/Nov/10 with Martin Bettridge
Hidden - Solo - 27/Nov/10
martinbettridge06 - Nov/10
done it a couple of times getting up into the groove is the only tricky bit...
seanmck - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10
gareth_hull - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Simon Boughton
8ft of nearly vertical ice to get in, then easy snow
seanymck - Solo - 06/Mar/10
ollyroberts - Solo - 02/Mar/10 with Mike
snow in excellent condition, no problems
Jenko - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/10 with Nick Southern
Brannock - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/10
Peter Sowerby - AltLd - 26/Feb/10 with Martin Smith
Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Feb/10
used as descent
moose ridd - Solo - 18/Feb/10 with M.Sadler
Started up the main gully then headed left up the II/III variant (good pitch). Traversed long way left over rock slabs covered by soft snow before heading up through steep corner on forzen turf before excaping into gully on left. Worth a III overall
Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Derek Capper
Nigel Coe - Solo - 12/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/10
By headtorch and with walking axe. Where was the moon?!
andrewbooth1000 - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - Feb/10
jimhall - Lead O/S - Feb/10 with Paddy
PAULMUNCASTER - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Simon K - Solo - 31/Jan/10 with FA
fda - Solo - 31/Jan/10
ayuplass - Solo - 30/Jan/10 with miles
nigelw - Solo - 29/Jan/10 with Geoff Moss
Small icy step early on and easy fun climbing to the top.
geoffmoss - Solo - 29/Jan/10 with Nigel Wadsworth
Petarghh - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/10 with cavemanjack
Jack Loftus - 2nd - 28/Jan/10 with Pete Hill
Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/10
Craig Geddes - Lead - 25/Jan/10 with Ellie Ames
Shaw Brown - Lead - 24/Jan/10 with Sue Whittle
Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/10
fda - AltLd - 02/Jan/10 with hels, Pete
ianburton - Solo - 02/Jan/10 with Kevin Robinson
Martin Haworth - AltLd - 01/Jan/10 with Shaun Walby
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10
Jonny M - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Mark Beecher
First winter acsent, small ice section to start otherwise easy but had cold and felt rough
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Martin Haworth
Marq - Solo - 01/Jan/10 with Jon Moulding
Tom Vivian - Solo - Jan/10
Hidden - Lead - Jan/10
Hidden - Lead - Jan/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/10
Shuttsie - 2nd - Jan/10 with Andrea Sales
innesmac - 2010
The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/09
Gav Parker - Solo - 24/Dec/09
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/09 with Luke
sausage - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/09 with Sean Hayes, Matt Schwarz
Matt Schwarz - Solo - 21/Dec/09 with tim irlam
stev1e.wilso - 16/Feb/09 with Tom
sadams - Lead - 14/Feb/09 with Catherine Adams
andyebbens - AltLd - 14/Feb/09 with Steve E
Soloed in excellent winter nick. Nice little ice pitch at the start.
alifin - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/09
stemill - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Graham
joe king - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Rose
Calder - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09
Dave Wearing - Lead - 07/Feb/09 with Gavin Parker.
mattish2000 - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Chris
Gav Parker - 07/Feb/09
Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Paul
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Feb/09
wheelo - 2nd - 05/Feb/09 with ann and foggy
Ann S - 2nd - 05/Feb/09 with John and Foggy
Andrew1 - Solo - 04/Feb/09 with Matt F
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/09
Mark A Humphries - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/09
Iain Thow - Solo - 03/Feb/09
First lakes winter route - much better than expected.
The wind was so strong you couldn't get over the lip of the descent gully!
Timo Austino - Solo - 02/Feb/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/09
Perect conditions, hard packed snow and some ice.
blackpoolrock - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Yes
stevefromstoke - 01/Feb/09 with me 3rd,
Hidden - Solo - Feb/09
Gavs first route in winter, roped for safety .Turf not frozen but snow good. Hard battle getting over from helvellyn YHA in the winds.
iceferret - AltLd - 31/Jan/09 with gavin birchall
stimpey - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/09 with Pete
Hidden - Lead - Jan/09
Hidden - 2009
jl - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/08 with No Partner
no_more_scotch_eggs - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/08
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/08
John H Bull - 2008
Hidden - Solo - 2008
Very lean, no ice, turf not frozen. Easy in these conditions.
Cardi - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/07 with Jon B
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jan/07
Russell Lovett - Solo - 02/Mar/06
Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/06
Hidden - Solo - Feb/06
Hidden - 2006
petegunn - Solo - 2006
deanj - Lead - 2004
Gman - Solo O/S - Jan/03 with Andy
Hidden - 2002
Tubroos! - AltLd O/S - Nov/00 with Kate Lloyd
crowberry gully - Solo - 22/Feb/00
Hammy - Solo - 23/Jan/97
Piece of piss! Solo not a lot of snow but what there was was excellent Neve
wadey1973 - Solo - 21/Dec/96 with Rick Leach
craig h - Solo O/S - Feb/91
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/72