Rockfax Description
150m. The gully that splits the RH and LH buttresses. Interesting ice pitch at the start, then straightforward to the top. If the interest fades, a chimney on the left offers a few good moves at II/III and a link to the next route, above the "window" pitch. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Note: this is not the broad open gully right of the main crag, but the narrower gully splitting the main crag.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
TAG_UTLEY 15/Feb Solo O/S

Pretty thin and cruddy.

peterhubbard 14/Feb Lead
OllyT 14/Feb Solo O/S
jogwen 14/Feb Solo O/S


Richard Morrison, Pete Walker
prwalker 14/Feb Solo

Spring conditions, solo was fine. Tricky step at the beginning, on thin melty ice. Further up a short steeper ice section, and firm neve to top.

Richard Morrison, Jo Paulger
MartF 08/Feb Solo

Good neve, some ice.

Hidden 08/Feb Solo
Gav Parker 08/Feb Solo

In good condition, neve and plenty of ice..

Hidden 08/Feb Solo
carl_123 08/Feb Solo
zoe.louise94 08/Feb 2nd

Nice Ice Pitch at start to get into gully

ralphio 07/Feb Lead

Pitched first section. Moved together on the rest. In decent Nick.

Wesley Orvis 07/Feb Lead
chris74 07/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Feb Solo O/S
bantamdave 04/Feb AltLd O/S
Rob Hunt
thedatastream 04/Feb Lead
george sewell 04/Feb -

done at night took 45min , lead good ice pitch at base on short 30m rope. then soloed the rest was a pretty boring slope with an ice step or 2 so racing each other up the neve slope to add interest , good hard neve though... good laugh for an easy night ascent 3 hours from car to car.

BenedictIEP 04/Feb -

2nd the first ice pitch, then moved together for the remainder of the easy slope above.

Hidden 04/Feb 2nd
Jim Haydock 03/Feb Solo
Ed 02/Feb Solo
ActionSte 02/Feb AltLd O/S
joe hallam 02/Feb Solo
John Green 01/Feb AltLd

Good ice but massive queue

Pete Darbyshire
chiverstom 01/Feb Lead O/S
ambrooker 01/Feb AltLd O/S

First winter route!

Hidden 01/Feb Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 01/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches

stouffer 01/Feb Solo
annastudholme ?/Feb -
static266 ?/Feb Solo O/S
Jack00 31/Jan Solo O/S
Edd Carrigan
Ed carrigan 31/Jan Solo O/S
nevets1984 31/Jan Lead O/S
alifin 31/Jan Solo

Good conditions, small pitch at start, straightforward snow to top.

climber34neil 26/Jan Solo

A little soft at start then good condition after that

Hidden 24/Jan Solo O/S
Richie Torrance 24/Jan Solo
JHolland 24/Jan -

Warm down from Two Grooves. Very nice romping territory with a couple of interesting steps. Beautiful day

Hidden 24/Jan Solo
RUDIN.J.D.H 24/Jan Lead O/S

Well banked out, when led, slightly tricky first step, easy romping to the top afterwards

Megan Holmes
Hidden 24/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jan Solo
Hidden 22/Jan AltLd O/S
paulh.0776 22/Jan Solo

A warm for the day to get the legs going. Nice easy conditions

Hidden 22/Jan Solo
Hidden 22/Jan AltLd
joeflan 21/Jan Solo O/S
philipstead 18/Jan Solo O/S
bantamdave 18/Jan Solo O/S

Brown cove was like Piccadilly Circus today. There must of been 40 climbers on it while I was there. There was a lot of powder. Towards the top of the route the wind was horrendous. I have not experienced the like before. Great day out.

petegunn 18/Jan Solo
Hidden 18/Jan Solo rpt
sjbrook 18/Jan Solo O/S
mr_drains 18/Jan Solo O/S

Busier than the M6

Kev, The Defecator
Theeni 18/Jan Solo O/S

Good ice at base, plenty of death ropers up there

Shuttsie 18/Jan Solo

OK conds - cute little ice section formed at start, crusty scoured at exit, soft for most middle.

tobyk 18/Jan Solo O/S

Still very confused, which gully is which?! so where is left branch?

Dave Richards 18/Jan Solo O/S
Tom Rodgers, sjbrook
1918hasti 18/Jan Solo
Hidden 18/Jan Solo
Hidden 17/Jan Solo
scarmichael 17/Jan Solo

great initial section if the ice is in good condition

Wesley Orvis 17/Jan Solo
Daniel Duerden 17/Jan -
Hidden ?/Jan Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
RobSimpson 17/Mar/14 Solo
Zoomer 05/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Nice line lower down. Poor snow conditions but plenty of it to plod up.

hamishjfk 05/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Poor condition very soft snow

Richie Torrance 01/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Solo
Marshall ?/Mar/14 Solo
Dan Wiseman
clint87 22/Feb/14 Solo
John Holden 22/Feb/14 Solo

Completely banked out today, only water near the surface to indicate the whereabouts of the higher "pitch".

Stephen Hall, Rachel Woodward, Dorine Tinnion
Hidden 21/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Jordangask 20/Feb/14 Solo
adamwesthead 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Forshaw, Zeb
zebster 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 -
Simnel 10/Feb/14 Solo

Fully banked out - Grade I

Wesley Orvis 07/Feb/14 Solo
Gav Parker 07/Feb/14 Solo
petegunn 07/Feb/14 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/14 -
carlh 03/Feb/14 Solo O/S
DSM 02/Feb/14 Solo

Was able to run up the gully in fell running shoes thanks to the superb footsteps left by previous ascentionists. Much fun.

gfpowell 02/Feb/14 Solo
michaelb1 02/Feb/14 Solo

Nice route

Wesley Orvis 30/Jan/14 -

night time ascent with goods snow cover

Avinash Aujayeb 23/Jan/14 Solo
Avinash Aujayeb ?/Jan/14 -
phil940101 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
John HW 13/Apr/13 Solo

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.

Dave Richards 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led first ice pitch (felt like II) then moved together with Donald out front.

leeds_belle 06/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Donald Kelly 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Dave R PMC
tom_holdsworth 05/Apr/13 Lead
Shaun Carty
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
ipegg 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Petarghh 29/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Solo
Steve Kempley 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Nice little ice pitch at start, good neve above, great day out

Alex, Joe
paulh.0776 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/13 Solo
Graeme Hammond 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo
Martin Haworth 24/Feb/13 Solo rpt
stouffer 23/Feb/13 Solo
wendys 23/Feb/13 2nd

excellent conditions

Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo
BruceG 19/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Solo
dakidunn 10/Feb/13 AltLd
Ian Hope, John Haxon
IanHope 10/Feb/13 AltLd
Simnel 10/Feb/13 AltLd
stouffer 09/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
Wesley Orvis 09/Feb/13 Solo

in descent

johnrich 07/Feb/13 Solo
petegunn 07/Feb/13 Solo

Descent x3

Tom the tall ?/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Solo
alidixon ?/Feb/13 Solo
leeds_belle 26/Jan/13 2nd

First winter climb. Lots of spin drift and strong winds when topping out.

Gerry_Doncaster 24/Jan/13 -

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.

Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Harry Shuell 24/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Sketchy last pitch, so rope was used over bad ice pitch high up

Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 20/Jan/13 AltLd
Eddie Roebuck
Alan Dixon 20/Jan/13 AltLd

lean - II at least. Good ice in places.

team fat belly 20/Jan/13 -

Thin on the start pitch with a few steeper steps higher up.

wendys 19/Jan/13 2nd

good day out, lean conditions so some points almost grade III

Eddie1234 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Lean conditions, definitely grade II.

mamboochris 16/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/13 Lead
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Gav Parker 13/Dec/12 Solo

Two small ice steps and good neve....a little lean at the top but all turf well frozen

jules1990 12/Dec/12 Lead O/S


Nat Norris, Ali Newman
Nat norris 12/Dec/12 2nd O/S
joss halford
Hidden 11/Dec/12 -
JanBella 11/Dec/12 -

good, fun climb

Radioactiveman 11/Dec/12 -

First ever winter climb. Really enjoyed it. Good bit at the start

freemanTom 11/Dec/12 Solo

Did a central Gully perhaps not the one, simple snow plod but on good snow.

Amy Till
petegunn 10/Dec/12 Solo
waiting for snow 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Mix of powder snow and some nicely consolidated snow. It started drizzling as we finished the day.

mrplastique 07/Dec/12 Solo

First winter route!

Stamford Raffles 07/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 05/Dec/12 Solo

lean but still good, broke out right after first interesting bit and climbed the buttress, turf frozen but snow not yet neve!

tim millen
Hidden 01/Dec/12 -
El Plunge 01/Dec/12 Solo

Early season lean conditions at base

KevinJ ?/Dec/12 Solo
Nige H
anteater ?/Nov/12 AltLd
kelliroberts3 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
prwalker 11/Feb/12 AltLd

A straightforward gully with banked out snow and good warthog placements! Occasional bits of steeper ice.

Simnel 06/Feb/12 AltLd

Climbed with Pete and Mark and Alan following. Led very nice first ice pitch.

Mark, Alan, Pete Middleton
dakidunn 06/Feb/12 Lead
Alan Christie
eldre070 03/Feb/12 Solo

Great nick. Good ice in 2 parts.

Hidden ?/Feb/12 -
JackM92 ?/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Solo
paul horabin 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
fi15 20/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden 20/Dec/11 Solo O/S
petegunn 15/Dec/11 Solo


petegunn 11/Dec/11 Solo
Two Cams Tom 11/Dec/11 Solo
John Holden 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S

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.

Martin Smith
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Solo
Wesley Orvis 12/Jan/11 Solo
thedatastream 11/Jan/11 2nd O/S
BikeClimbWalk 11/Jan/11 Lead
Petarghh 02/Jan/11 AltLd rpt

Thin and a little scary !

Ben Sharp 02/Jan/11 AltLd
31770 ??/2011 -
chili-d 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Leo Woodhead 26/Dec/10 -

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!

Ianwesterby 26/Dec/10 2nd
Martin Haworth 20/Dec/10 Solo rpt
Andrew Sloan 20/Dec/10 Solo O/S

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.

Hidden 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Simnel 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Couple of nice ice pitches..Grade II

gordon henderson 18/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 11/Dec/10 Solo O/S
mfisher 11/Dec/10 Solo O/S

first winter climb!

CharlieMack 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Col, PK
Olli-C 04/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 04/Dec/10 2nd O/S

First ever 'proper' winter route. Soloed most of it.

Hidden 04/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S
wildbill 04/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Andrew_ing 02/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
sk8world19 02/Dec/10 2nd
James Mackin 02/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 01/Dec/10 Solo O/S
pclark 01/Dec/10 Solo rpt

great loads of ice and no where near as much snow in it from february

Hidden 01/Dec/10 Solo O/S
pratty25 01/Dec/10 -
al jackson ?/Dec/10 AltLd
Timo Austino 28/Nov/10 Lead

nice first lakes winter route of the season

stimpey 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Pete, Davina, Matt
petegunn 28/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 27/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo
martinbettridge06 ?/Nov/10 -
seanmck 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S

done it a couple of times getting up into the groove is the only tricky bit...

gareth_hull 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Simon Boughton
seanymck 06/Mar/10 Solo

8ft of nearly vertical ice to get in, then easy snow

ollyroberts 02/Mar/10 Solo
Jenko 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S

snow in excellent condition, no problems

Nick Southern
Brannock 28/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Peter Sowerby 26/Feb/10 AltLd
Martin Smith
Hidden 18/Feb/10 Solo rpt
Ste Ridd 18/Feb/10 Solo

used as descent

Ken Taylor 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S

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

Derek Capper
Nigel Coe 12/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/10 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 06/Feb/10 Solo O/S

By headtorch and with walking axe. Where was the moon?!

Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo
jimhall ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S

first time

Simon K 31/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo
ayuplass 30/Jan/10 Solo
nigelw 29/Jan/10 Solo
Geoff Moss
geoffmoss 29/Jan/10 Solo

Small icy step early on and easy fun climbing to the top.

Nigel Wadsworth
Petarghh 28/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 28/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Craig Geddes 25/Jan/10 Lead
Ellie Ames
Shaw Brown 24/Jan/10 Lead
Sue Whittle
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 02/Jan/10 AltLd
ianburton 02/Jan/10 Solo
Kevin Robinson
Martin Haworth 01/Jan/10 AltLd
Somerset swede basher 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Jonny M 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S

In descent

shaun walby 01/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

First winter acsent, small ice section to start otherwise easy but had cold and felt rough

Martin Haworth
Marq 01/Jan/10 Solo
Tom Vivian ?/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Shuttsie ?/Jan/10 2nd
innesmac ??/2010 -
The Mountain Goat 30/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 24/Dec/09 Solo
Andy S 23/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
sausage 21/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Matt Schwarz 21/Dec/09 Solo
stev1e.wilso 16/Feb/09 -
sadams 14/Feb/09 Lead
Catherine Adams
andyebbens 14/Feb/09 AltLd
Steve E
alifin 08/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Soloed in excellent winter nick. Nice little ice pitch at the start.

stemill 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
joe king 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Calder 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Dave Wearing 07/Feb/09 Lead
Gavin Parker.
mattish2000 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 07/Feb/09 -
Rosey Posey 07/Feb/09 2nd O/S

moved together

Hidden 06/Feb/09 2nd
wheelo 05/Feb/09 2nd
ann and foggy
Ann S 05/Feb/09 2nd
John and Foggy
Andrew1 04/Feb/09 Solo
Matt F
Hidden 04/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Mark A Humphries 03/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 03/Feb/09 Solo
Timo Austino 02/Feb/09 Solo

First lakes winter route - much better than expected. The wind was so strong you couldn't get over the lip of the descent gully!

Hidden 01/Feb/09 2nd O/S
blackpoolrock 01/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Perect conditions, hard packed snow and some ice.

stevefromstoke 01/Feb/09 -

moving together

me 3rd,
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Solo
iceferret 31/Jan/09 AltLd

Gavs first route in winter, roped for safety .Turf not frozen but snow good. Hard battle getting over from helvellyn YHA in the winds.

gavin birchall
stimpey 07/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
jl 15/Dec/08 Solo O/S
No Partner
no_more_scotch_eggs 13/Dec/08 Solo O/S

in descent

Hidden 03/Feb/08 AltLd
bullybones ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Cardi 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S

Very lean, no ice, turf not frozen. Easy in these conditions.

Jon B
Hidden 12/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Russell Lovett 02/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 02/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
petegunn ??/2006 Solo
deanj ??/2004 Lead
Gman ?/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Tubroos! ?/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
Kate Lloyd
crowberry gully 22/Feb/00 Solo
Hammy 23/Jan/97 Solo
Hidden 21/Dec/96 Solo
craig h ?/Feb/91 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 06/Feb/77 Lead
Judith Bell
Hidden ??/1976 -
Hidden 01/Feb/72 Solo O/S
High II
Mid II
Low II
High I/II
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Low I/II
High I
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Low I
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