It felt about grade 5 today. Probably easy 5. Felt steady but run out. Definitely in easy condition and not a mixed route today. But still very enjoyable. The Grist - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Tom Doldon
Thought it was V 5 today. I assume the normal crux was banked out. Ice running the length of the pitch. Took stubbys. Odd bit of rock gear where it mattered. Felt bold overall.
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/14 with gwen
Abbed in for last pitch. Massively banked out not like last time I was on it, Grade III at the minute? Easier than the Seam on the same day. Not much gear to be had but v easy to climb
wi11 - 2nd β - 24/Feb/14 with Dave R, Mark C
Pretty knackering condition, loads of just off vertical unconsolidated snow at the top.
JRae - AltLd - 07/Feb/14 with Ben Kelsey, Paul M
Lead Middle Pitch. massively banked out involving a lot of digging for gear -> fair runouts. top of the pitch was steep perfect neve for 7m to the belay, ace! Good lead from Jonny with a lot of powder and a massive cornice. topped out about 7pm only for Paul to twist his ankle on the walk out meaning back to the car by 11 and the end of his trip :/ so much for a rest day!
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/14 with Paul Murdy, JRae
pmurdy - 2nd - 07/Feb/14 with Ben K, Jonny Reay
BMC International Meet
Dave Almond - 2nd - 28/Jan/14 with Michal Sabovcik
tjmillen - AltLd - 25/Jan/14 with Jeff
I lead the first pitch. Great route but limited protection due to significant verglass in cracks.
scottbecker - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Tom Jumar
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/13
Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Scott G
Ran out of quickdraws
wi11 - AltLd dnf - 17/Dec/13 with Brian
came off the crux unexpectedly and landed back at the belay due to poor feet/hook choice. Lead the full pitch clean after (yoyo'd i think the term is). long and strenuous!
michael83 - AltLd RP - 24/Nov/13 with Mark Mosgrove
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Clare
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Neil Adams
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Andy Inglis
wheelsucker - 2013
Rich God 3 - 2nd - 29/Dec/12 with Mike B, Donald
Led main pitch
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/12 with Tom Ripley
Absolutely loved this route, first wall is cool. First corner up to the belay was solid, thin for feet and only a couple of helpful hooks. Cracks full of ice so a bit of hunting for the gear. Nearly off at the overhang due to an axe ripping but saved it...... just :) Ace (hard v 6 when rimed up)
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/11 with Pat Ingram
Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Feb/11
v iced, couldn't get any pro for corner
simondunf - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with caspar
Avoided the direct start via easy ledges to the left. Belay pretty tenuous below the main corner on one nut. Pretty iced up -- couldn't use the crack for either torquing or placements, hence some tenuous skating up hoar frost on the walls. Steve led it... way too hard for me: it felt sketchy and hard even on second!
andybuckley - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with Steve Fortune
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/11
inuklm - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Jonny Bull
Epic, epic lead up the main corner. I was completely drained afterwards. There was so much hoar frost that no rock was visible. I spent most of the 3 hours(!) cleaning the rock looking for protection. At least in this condition there were secure(ish) crampon placements. Took a small fall about halfway. Massive thanks to Kunal for his patience!
jonnybull - AltLd dog - Jan/11 with Kunal
Hidden - 2011
newtonmore - 2011
Led pitch 1. Lots of snow, little ice as yet.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Nathan White, Kev
spat off and psyched out with a bruised ass, going was good until that point though
robertmichaeladams - AltLd dnf - 21/Nov/10 with Lawrence
wence - 2nd dnf - 21/Nov/10 with Rob
Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/10
As the guidebook says, the turf is disappearing and it is getting harder. No ice around so definitely hard V1, maybe technically VII. A grade and a half harder than Savage Slit. Hard and very sustained with some great runners. A great lead by Dan.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/10 with Dan Moore
Amazing route. Not the best quality ice on the face but crack was filled nicely.
MonkeyDawson - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Bob Foster
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10
MouseHunter - 2010
Fell of crux and spiked James in the thigh. Got back on and cruised it.
Lone Rider - AltLd - 2010 with James Edwards
Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/09 with Euan Whittaker, James Dunn
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Ben Thynne, Tim
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/09
Ed Booth - Lead - 20/Feb/09 with Tim Evans
Ben, sorry mate, you got a little chilly.
timmy-ts - Lead - 2009 with Ben T
windy100 - 2009
markjarvie - 2009 with C-Man
hwackerhage - 30/Nov/08 with Brian
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08
s kennedy - 2nd - 15/Mar/08 with tris fox, mark mosgrove
sgl - AltLd - 09/Mar/08 with chad
It's tough for V,6 but it ain't VI! Fun corner route with some quite tricky moves to keep you entertained...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam
Spade - AltLd - 17/Dec/06 with Dave Wragg
dangates - AltLd - Dec/04 with Alistair Buchanan
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/01
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/00
graeme gatherer - 2000