Missed first 2 pitches as freezing level had risen. Aside from this, good fun :)johang - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Phil
very much out of condition! Although good snow on the easier bits, the turf was well frozen and some good ice, the crux was bare and very hard, all in a great day with fantastic climbing.
Joby - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with John Martin, Robin Fraser
Great fun. Headtorch ascent after work. No ice on first 2 pitches but solid turf. Perfect ice leading up to the capstone though. Topped out at quarter past midnight - fantastic stary night.
GPN - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Shaw Brown
Shaw Brown - 13/Mar/13 with George North
A cracking day, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Skirted round the first chockstone.
petegunn - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with Will, Davina
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Mar/13
Super route. The crux is technical and the part afterwards has sustained interest and cool scenery. The route wont last long now though.
Also, not grade V, by any stretch of the imagination. IV 5 covers it nicely, or maybe IV 6 I guess.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with AD
No ice on P1 so Wallace climbed the crack without tools - our guidebook said climb the crack on the right of the chockstone - felt very hard unless you wanted to trust your left foot on almost nothing. No ice on the "short ice bulge" on P2, so backed off and walked round to look at the crux, which again looked bare and hard - right decision.
ablackett - AltLd dnf - 02/Mar/13 with James Osborn, Andy Wallace
Bailed after 1st pitch as no ice. Even 1st pitch felt really hard - maybe better when the turf/moss is frozen.
Jimmy O - AltLd dnf - 02/Mar/13 with Andy Wallace, Andy Blackett
Dry rock interspersed with snow and quite a bit of ice on crux pitch
clams - Lead - Mar/13 with Chaz
The best/scariest/hardest thing I've done in winter! Absolutely amazing! Great ice beneath the capstone leads to tricky moves to get established on the slope above. The punt paid off with great conditions!
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Thomas Reid
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jan/11
What a day! Steve fell seconding first pitch, Davina dropped her lunch, Steve had a bit of a scare on the 2nd as he lifted out his runner, came down, did well to give the crux pitch a go, battled up to the capstone but couldn't manage it, my pick became loose, Davina dropped my glove, 1 out of 3 head torches only gave enough light to lead on, Steve too tired to lead the final pitch, dropped the ropes down the pitch whilst changing over, lucky they didn't snag. finished the last 3 pitches in the dark. I ended up leading all pitches. 11hrs total. My first epic story, superb. : )
petegunn - Lead - 09/Jan/11 with Davina & Steve
Did Pitches 3...4.. And 5 as first 2 werent banked out.. Quite techy moves over the chokstone on 3rd pitch but gears good.. Fantastic route in good nick.. Will have to go and do first two pitches to get the full tick.. If we ever get enough snow!!
Lee Sheard - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/10 with John Hubbard
Not much ice. Skipped the first pitch.
robinsi197 - AltLd - 04/Dec/10 with Nick
No disappointments this year, an excellent mixed climb with interest on each pitch.
petegunn - Lead - 04/Mar/10 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/10
innesmac - 2010
In brilliant nick, with loads of ice and Rime everywhere. It took us ages due to obscene amounts of powder. The easy slopes were 8ft deep at least and held nothing. Proper scary, took nearly seven hours. Epic and scary!
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/09 with David Warburton
Pitch up to the Chock was on poorish ice and powder by Franco - first crux. I got the Chockstone pitch, which was a mixed climb with some, but limited good ice and managed to throw my way over the chock into 7 or 8 ft deep powder. Almost constant Powder avalanches. Epic, scary but ultimately amazing.
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/09 with Franco Cookson
Franco Cookson - AltLd O/S - Dec/09 with Dave Warburton
great route - deep narrow gully/chimney with 4 great pitches. worth waiting for the right conditions to do this. we just had enough snow/ice to pull over the chockstone
Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/09 with iain cole
Hidden - 12/Feb/09
tough but well protected crux
danm - AltLd - 09/Feb/09 with Pete Waite-shores
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09
Seymore Butt - 2009
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06
Very Lean, lead crux on 1st pitch wall to left of cave to gain top of capstone less than 10mm of ice. Chockstone pitch went at 2-3.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/04 with Diccon Proctor
BenTiffin - AltLd - Dec/96 with Angus Andrew
Martin Haworth - AltLd - Jan/88 with tim p
Felt quite easy, only took half an hour. Went over to Dove Crag and did Inaccessible Gully afterwards.
Bob - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/86
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/86
Hammy - AltLd - 31/Jan/86 with Ian Barker
biggianthead - 28/Jan/86 with M
Again with Kim Wainaright on 25.Jan.1986, then a third time with Chris Wilson when the second pitch collapsed under me.
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Feb/83 with Frank Wilkinson