Pretty marginal due to rapidly increasing temperatures - I guess we should have been warier. Conan nearly got taken out by a slab of falling snow / ice. Rest of route was OK but a bit soggy
Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 07/Feb/15 with Conan Harrod
Ste lead first 2 pitches. very marginal. traversed out left rather than trying the last pitch as it was far too warm
domhowell - 2nd - 07/Feb/15 with Ste
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15
solo most, penultimate pitch a mare - should have gone right and used rope, didnt! the last pitch we roped up for but didnt need to !
lithos - 05/Feb/15 with Puma
With Rob, mostly solo, rope for top.
Puma - Solo - 05/Feb/15 with Rob Stone
Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/15
Night ascent & combined with Blea Water Gully
Ste Ridd - Solo - 04/Feb/15 with Danny, M.Sadler
First ~20m of ice are great, then it was a bit less solid today, a few bare/unsound sections, generally quite banked out.
pudding - 04/Feb/15 with Rebecca Lodge
BLodge - Solo - 04/Feb/15
Not in best nick and lacking thick build up where you would expect it. Easy for the grade - very enjoyable top section.
Met Tim of a post on UKC.
speedymccreedy - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/15 with Tim Seel
Traversed in after doing blea water gill. First pitch had the start of a small stream running from it. Snow pitch in middle was starting to soften. Final pitches had plenty of thick ice.
Radioactiveman - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Rog Wilko
Thawing steadily at tarn level. Lower pitches very unappealing - lots of water and rotten ice. Traversed in from top of icefall to find top pitch in superb condition - good plastic ice and no water. Incidentally, neither occasion when I've done this route has it been anything like II. If it isn't III then it's more like III/IV.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 04/Apr/13 with Karl Mason
Second route of the day! First pitch quite thin and then just gets thicker as you go higher. Bit of a squeeze on the final pitch between the umbrella's and rock wall.
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Thomas Reid
Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/13
redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with tom anderson
Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/13
Poor soft conditions made bottom section difficult. Crux consisted of a few tricky moves over an undercut ice mushroom (on good ice) Belays and runners were sparse making the route quite a serious adventure. Under better conditions this would be a really good climb.
Tony Kartawick - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Mark Danson
Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/13
Did the whole climb, good conditions. On pitch 2, below the break, there was excellent 3D ice climbing over wind shaped ice bulges
crowberry gully - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with Ross McGibbon
BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with John J
Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13
Superb ice formations, shame that they had to be broken to aid progress.
Ace day, cycled in, started up Blea Water Gill, did Blea Water Icefall then finished up the Birkett's Gully : )
petegunn - Lead - 23/Jan/13 with Will
Fantastic climb. I little thin at the moment. Had to leave the top bit because I didn't fancy soloing it. Finished up a nice steep patch of ice above Blea Water Gill.
jimhall - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/13
top pitch only. did blea water gill icefall then top pitch of this. ice abit wet but turf was good. hard for III
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13 with ste bradley
Ste_b1978 - 2nd - 20/Jan/13 with Elliot
joermann - AltLd - 16/Jan/13
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd - 16/Jan/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/12
Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Rod Molyneux
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/12
Good route in good condition; character building spindrift avalanches and deep snow at the top! Nice.
net - AltLd - 04/Feb/12 with Judith, Shaw
In excellent condition, weather was a bit wild for the top pitch and decent.. added to the experience!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 04/Feb/12 with Judith Neaves, annette
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/12
Soloed the lower falls, ice was generally ok, turf was not well frozen in many places.
Main gully was deep in powerder snow- swimming.
Top ice pitch was banked out slightly.
bigbadbob12345 - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Steve Wilson
stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 09/Jan/11 with Dylan
gordon henderson - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11 with MRT
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/10
ClimberJimmyB - AltLd - 27/Dec/10 with Dan Matthewman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/10
MDowson - AltLd - 22/Dec/10 with Jonathon Powell
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/10
Busy. Didn't look as good as the first half ascent.
tech - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Nick
Decent nick,great weather,worthwhile route.
DPaul - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10
First winter lead.
Jimmy1976 - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/10
Beautiful day, beautiful route in top condition. Good ice all the way.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 20/Dec/10 with Graeme Cook
Decent enough route with some good ice today, although abit boggy in places so be careful with the turf
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore, Dave Brown
1st winter route of the season to get back into the swing of things. Found the route to be good value with great ice - small section of x-country to get to final 3 pitches.
Mountain Llama - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Paul S
The 3 main Ice Pitches were in be the ground in between was quite patchy and boggy in places
Conan - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Ken Taylor, Chris Michalak
3 section of good water ice, divided by scrappy/vegetated ground
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Chris Michalak, Conan Harod
ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/10 with Ben
Glenn Sutcliffe - 05/Dec/10 with Charl
Only did the lower half or the route due to running out of time. This was fun, involving several short ice steps. The gully proper looked really good. Have to come back and complete. Had a fun down climb in powder snow to the north.
tech - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Nick
The waterfall is not properly frozen yet. It was a thin crust of ice with the stream still flowing underneath. It made it a little feel fairly sketchy.
IAmAStone - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Charlie Jefferson
peebles boy - 2nd - Dec/10
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jan/10
petegunn - AltLd - 22/Dec/09 with Steve
stimpey - AltLd - 22/Dec/09 with Pete
Excellent start and finish, with poor easy middle. Constant spindrift avalanches.
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/09 with Mark Moore
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/09
Ross McGibbon - 2009
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Zac Poulton
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/06
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/06
crowberry gully - AltLd - 07/Mar/05 with Ross McGibbon
joe larner - 2nd - Mar/05
ashpreston - 2005
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/97 with Bob Bennett, KM
craig h - AltLd O/S - Feb/95 with Janet Hannah
Hidden - 1983