Blade Runner IV 4
[Blade Runner, 3 kb]100m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
100m. Start in the gully bed left of Viking Buttress, opposite the obvious short corner of Prince of Darkness. 1) 4, 50m. Climb the turfy chimney-groove, then continue in the same line to a short, wide steep turfy groove. Pull up left out of this to belay. 2) 50m. Easier ground, rending left at first, leads to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. Stuart Wood, J.Corrie 08.12.02 08/Dec/2002

Photo: Blade Runner © Seymore Butt
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This climb is in 77 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Tony Ryland - 2nd - 21/Feb/15 with Philip Burgess

Very snowed up and did it one pitch.
chancer - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with David Dees

Led final pitch.
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Jack Hodgson, Matt Cook

Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Tim Slater, Jack Hodgson

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/15

ColdAndWet - AltLd - 04/Feb/15 with Joe Farnell

djbeaumont - 2nd - 03/Feb/15 with Al shorrock

No gear! Good condition.
Ed - Lead - 02/Feb/15

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/15

Not sure if I sticked the right line on the second pitch but still really good !
ArranLaird - Lead - Jan/15 with Rhys whitehouse

Ice getting rotten on the crux but loved this climb none the less!
Martin Rowe - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/13 with Paul Carroll

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/13

Good runners, plenty of ice on the lower section and mixed higher up
JHC - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Lee

leeoftroy - AltLd O/S - Mar/13

Lee Sheard - Lead rpt - 27/Feb/13 with matt

I will now buy some new leashes to attach to my harness. Dropped one of my axes half way up.
Mattlloyd10 - 2nd - 27/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13

BikeClimbWalk - 2nd - 11/Feb/13 with John J

Kinda climbed by accident. Thought it was slightly harder variation to Gully. Cracking effort by Amy on only 2nd proper winter route. Good condition.
freemanTom - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Amy Till

riven - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Gareth Halenby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/12

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 05/Dec/12 with Chris Smith

chris smith - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/12 with david cowley

Seymore Butt - Dec/12

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/12 with Chris Vernon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/11

Petarghh - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/11

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with matt forshaw and martin freeman

Led by Matt.
MartF - 2nd - 10/Dec/11 with Matt, carl_123

Hidden - Jan/11

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/10

thin ice and mixed climbing
HansUDes - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/10 with Bradley Morrell

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

The Mountain Goat - 2nd - 28/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Nov/10

Andrew1 - Lead - 28/Nov/10 with Chris Fisher

stimpey - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Pete, Davina, Matt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/10

Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 27/Nov/10 with Martin Bettridge

ice wasn't properly formed and snow was very powdery, but a good first climb of the season must repeat some time further into the season.
tech - 2nd - 27/Nov/10 with alan

nia - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/10 with harry

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Nov/10

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

Great climbing, worth a star or two. Start felt pushy and poorly protected but then you reach a huge Torque and gear. Above is a romp, with a nice bridging sequence. Worth seeking out.
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/10 with Conor, HuwGoodal

martinbettridge06 - AltLd - Nov/10 with Martin Haworth

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Ann S

Both of us thought this should get 1 star.
Ann S - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Adam

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 06/Mar/10 with Philippa

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/10

Hidden - 14/Feb/10

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/10 with Kyle

Hidden - 07/Feb/10

Rob led main pitch
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Rob Gray

Nice mix of ice, frozen turf and rock with decent runners. Quality route although shame its not abit longer....
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Martin Kitson

rob1 - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with martin haworth

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/10

found more gear this time. very enjoyable.
tomhull - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/10 with Liam Lonsdale

Second route of day. Conditions were good, a little warm which left us wanting the turf to be a little more frozen and the snow a bit harder. Great moves up the gulley, some really nice high steps and torquing moves with the axes.
liamlonsdale - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/10 with Tom Hull

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/10

Lee Sheard - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with John Hubbard

Shuttsie - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Andrea Sales

LozM - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Mark J

Hidden - Lead - Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Route not in condition at all. No ice or even frozen turf. Very steep for a grade 4, especially with only powder to sink your axe into!
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Karl, Dave Lomax

Swam up #2 gully to get to the route. Firm snow and a little ice at the bottom, but soon deteriorated back to soft snow and buried turf. Decent nut placements were there but hard to find, which made the sketchy moves up a little easier to make.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Mike

Martin Davies - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Tom Hull

tomhull - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/09 with martin davies

following adam
tomhull - Solo β - Jan/09 with adam noble

Hidden - Solo - Dec/08

gareth r - 2nd - 02/Feb/08 with Hywel

eagleopus - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08 with Gareth

If this is the route we climbed and the description sounds ricght. Good climbing, bold low down as the ice and snow was melting and falling of also no gear. Upper section had been well hacked at by previous party and required lots of weird briging and thrutching to get round, really good fun though with sound gear and melting ice just where it was needed.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08

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