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

Sam Marks 07/Mar Lead O/S

Well worth doing, packs a lot in for a single pitch.

with Ben Finley
Hidden 07/Mar AltLd O/S
robgixer 06/Mar Lead β
petegunn 03/Mar Lead
with Davina
Hidden 03/Mar 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar Lead rpt
loonyclimber 03/Mar AltLd

Poz lead the crux pitch.

with Poz
Hidden 03/Mar AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar Solo
wercat 29/Feb Solo

Looked easier than it was, tempting me above my normal solo grade - ice was good but at the steep parts there could have been a little more!

Ste_b1978 28/Feb AltLd

Elliot lead the hard stuff, I just yomped up the steep slope above 🙄

with Elliot
Martin Haworth 28/Feb Lead O/S
joermann 27/Feb 2nd
philhilo 27/Feb AltLd O/S

Straight forward on ice and excellent neve. Snow pitch at top is more like 60m if you don't go straight up from the belay.

with Lou, Helen E
scarmichael 26/Feb Lead O/S
andy28th 26/Feb Solo O/S
MJLangley 26/Feb AltLd O/S
with Steven Carmichael
Juliankitesurfer 23/Feb 2nd

First grade IV in pretty slim conditions, couple of tricky moves with snow that was less than stable

CMoore 14/Jan Lead
tunnah 14/Jan 2nd
tunnahr 14/Jan 2nd O/S
Tony Ryland 21/Feb/15 2nd
with Philip Burgess
chancer 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Very snowed up and did it one pitch.

with David Dees
Hidden 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Matt Cooke 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Jack.H.92 08/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 06/Feb/15 AltLd
ColdAndWet 04/Feb/15 AltLd
with Joe Farnell
djbeaumont 03/Feb/15 2nd
with Al shorrock
Ed 02/Feb/15 Lead

No gear! Good condition.

Hidden ?/Feb/15 2nd
ArranLaird ?/Jan/15 Lead

Not sure if I sticked the right line on the second pitch but still really good !

Martin Rowe 12/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Ice getting rotten on the crux but loved this climb none the less!

Harry Ellis 11/Mar/13 AltLd

Good long pitch with interest and gear throughout

with Chris Cox
JHC 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Good runners, plenty of ice on the lower section and mixed higher up

with Lee
leeoftroy ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Lee Sheard 27/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with matt
Mattlloyd10 27/Feb/13 2nd

I will now buy some new leashes to attach to my harness. Dropped one of my axes half way up.

Hidden 12/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Oli Greg 11/Feb/13 2nd
with John J
Elastic Jones 11/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Molly
freemanTom 02/Feb/13 AltLd

Kinda climbed by accident. Thought it was slightly harder variation to Gully. Cracking effort by Amy on only 2nd proper winter route. Good condition.

with Amy Till
riven 26/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Gareth Halenby
Hidden 12/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/12 -
Hidden 05/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
David Cowley 05/Dec/12 2nd O/S
chris smith 05/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with david cowley
Seymore Butt ?/Dec/12 -
Andrew Wilson 27/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris Vernon
RM199 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Petarghh 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
carl_123 10/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with matt forshaw and martin freeman
MartF 10/Dec/11 2nd

Led by Matt.

with Matt, carl_123
Hidden ?/Jan/11 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden 11/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
HansUDes 11/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

thin ice and mixed climbing

Somerset swede basher 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Jon Miles
The Mountain Goat 28/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd
Andrew1 28/Nov/10 Lead
stimpey 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Pete, Davina, Matt
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 27/Nov/10 Lead rpt
tech 27/Nov/10 2nd

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.

with alan
nia 27/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with harry
Hidden 26/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Dave Warburton 26/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

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.

martinbettridge06 ?/Nov/10 AltLd
Adam1973 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Ann S 14/Mar/10 2nd

Both of us thought this should get 1 star.

with Adam
Shaw Brown 06/Mar/10 AltLd
with Philippa
Hidden 14/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Feb/10 -
ollyroberts 10/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Kyle
Hidden 07/Feb/10 -
Martin Haworth 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Rob led main pitch

markfairbank 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Nice mix of ice, frozen turf and rock with decent runners. Quality route although shame its not abit longer....

with Martin Kitson
rob1 07/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 07/Feb/10 2nd
Elastic Jones 06/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Will Vietch
tomhull 05/Feb/10 Lead rpt

found more gear this time. very enjoyable.

liamlonsdale 05/Feb/10 2nd O/S

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.

Hidden 01/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Lee Sheard 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with John Hubbard
Shuttsie 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
LozM 30/Jan/10 AltLd
with Mark J
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
eldre070 28/Dec/09 2nd O/S

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!

with Karl, Dave Lomax
Karlos 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S

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.

with Mike
Martin Davies 14/Feb/09 2nd O/S
tomhull 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
tomhull ?/Jan/09 Solo β

following adam

with adam noble
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo
gareth r 02/Feb/08 2nd
with Hywel
eagleopus 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth
joe larner 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S

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.

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