Starting to sound a bit hollow and water can be heard running behind it. Plenty of fat ice for screws
Missed out first pitch. Rog led 2nd I led 3rd and he led mian final pitch. Radioactiveman - 04/Apr/13 with Rog Wilko
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Katharine
Good ice conditions and taking in the ice fall direct.
Ann S - 2nd - 02/Apr/13 with Foggy
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Apr/13
John Roe - Lead - 31/Mar/13 with Thom Dobson (Leeming)
Fantastic route with some excellent ice. Bit thin on the crux though (right hand line)
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Wendy Anderson
Ice a bit thin on the main pitch, otherwise a fine day out.
John Holden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Ray cassidy
tk1991 - AltLd - 30/Mar/13
Danny Crump - Lead - 30/Mar/13 with Sarah Pentelow
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Thomas Reid
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Bex Leigh
Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/13
piersnewton - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Dan Liddy, Adam Smith, Olly Roberts
petegunn - Lead - 23/Jan/13 with Will
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/13
Had a scratch around the initial chimney but decided to avoid it and start above. Ice was in ok condition but deteriorated as the day went on. Some turf frozen. A great day out all in all!
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Lee Parsons, Matthew Jones, James Rowe
Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with James Rowe, Kyle
Missed out the chimney at the start. Main pitch was well frozen, but thin.
Oceanic - 17/Jan/13
Blue Straggler - 2nd - 17/Jan/13
6aPunter - 2013
P1 not in. Second 2nd. Soloed best ice to the top.
Rob Rocket - 2nd - Dec/12 with Geoff Graham & Matt Gordon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12
Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Phillip Johnson
good ice conditions
lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/12 with max
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - Feb/12
Ste_b1978 - 2nd - Feb/12 with Elliot
Apart from first pitch, where we detoured to the left on the buttress. Joe also climbed the icefall pitch. Great Thursday night out!
A Reid - AltLd - 2012 with Joe
adie84 - 2012
Vertical swimming. 35 year since my last winter route...now I remember why!
tmawer - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Jaime Robertson
Ice a bit slushy and rotten in places, and a bit broken up. Made it all the more intresting though!
bigglesbutcha - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Swifty
steven - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Tim Butcher
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11
Not entirely sure what route did. Started from Tarn on light to right of chimney pitch as team was on it(I think)and made it to the summit. Did back off steep ice pitch half way up. Had total meltdown, numerous rests on axes taken before retreat. Totally underestimated pitch and need to work on placing screws on steep ice.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 08/Jan/11 with Asbo
Not sure exactly what we climbed - apart from Birkett's Gully the whole of the rest of the crag seemed to covered in bits and bobs of ice (good from about 550m upwards). We solo'd the easier IIish stuff lower down in the centre of the crag then roped up for a steep and featured 20ft pillar which proved too much for us! Solo'd the rest and walk down the ridge in a gale.
iksander - 08/Jan/11 with freemanTom (Guildford MC)
First propper ice lead, oli's first time on ice. Oli lead main pitch on the right getting runners in the rock. Ice very good in places but not everywhere.
Olli-C - AltLd - 04/Jan/11 with dad, oli robson
climbingpixie - 2nd - 03/Jan/11 with Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/10
daWalt - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Lisa
Hidden - Lead - 23/Dec/10
Tom Phillips - Solo - 23/Dec/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/10
McDan - 2nd - 21/Dec/10 with Timo Austino
had to bail just before top as due in leeds later..made meeting by 10 mins after teleporting!
Timo Austino - 21/Dec/10 with Big Dan McCann
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with nick mattia, Bart
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10
ewen - Lead - 18/Dec/10 with clare-dev
Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Dec/10
only did first chimney in 2 pitches,started late, only had one ice screw so was a bit put off tackling the upper ice falls that had 2 parties already half way. good call as it was thawing rapidly and started to rain as we desended
ritid - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/10 with ilona torstensson
Alison2 - 2nd - 09/Dec/10 with matthew154
ilona torstensson - AltLd - 09/Dec/10 with richard coulson
In the dark !! its all about the night time ice climbing.
Petarghh - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/10 with cavemanjack
Amazing route and in the dark. Epic
Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/10 with Pete Hill
Ally led the first pitch in the Chimney but we moved together after that. Good fun though, looking forward to returning when its in full winter and chunky with ice!!
AMarchant - Solo - 07/Dec/10 with Ally Hurst
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/10
ollyroberts - Solo rpt - 06/Dec/10 with Ben
Hidden - Lead - 06/Dec/10
A busy day, had to queue/wait for quite a bit. Could take differing lines once above the first chimney, the actual grade depends on which line you take: some easy tech 4 if you take the steeper lines.
Bob - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Pete
Brilliant climb, lots of ice. Headed right at top, up long steep icy ramp next to wall.
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with LizIan Lawton, Neil Pacey
Great conditions, loads of ice bottom to top.
ablackett - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with James Osborn, Andy Wallace
Neil Pacey - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Liz Lawton, Ian Lawton, Tanya Savage
Fantastic, especially openning chimney pitches done straight direct. Deviated left for the Blea Water Ice Fall pitches brilliant, as long as many Scottish routes.
jimorothy - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Andy Wallace, Andy Blackett
Quality blue sky day. Temperature on car thermometer read -11c in Mardale.
MartF - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with Matt
Rich did the main pitches
Calder - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Rich
RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Graham
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Dec/10
Night time accent at nine 10 pm. lots of soft snow on the wade in! Did the first pitch then abbed off.
Justin Tracey - 2nd - 01/Dec/10 with Steve Hall
Hidden - Dec/10
first route of the winter season
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - Dec/10 with doc butler
peebles boy - 2nd - Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Nov/10
chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with alkis
Alkis - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Chris Aslin
Started on Left End Fall and traversed into Main fall as chimney pitch not in
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 10/Mar/10 with Foggy
As the guideboook suggests....an excellent route....and in good nick (apart from the 1st pitch which we think did not exist on the day! and so skirted above) The main pitch (taking the lefthand line) was still perfectly formed and amazing to climb!
jezmiles - AltLd - 05/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/10
Avoided the second (chockstone) pitch as not enough ice. Otherwise very good conditions.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 04/Mar/10 with Steve Wray
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Feb/10
Done as a night climb. The road out from the car park was the real adventure which got me grounded for 2 months!!
moose ridd - AltLd - 23/Feb/10 with Jason, M.Sadler
jason - AltLd rpt - 23/Feb/10 with moose ridd, manmike
Great day great climb.
Tenko - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Simon Kelly
As the man said, top day out
Simon K - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with Tenko, NE
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Feb/10
Hardest III I've ever done. upper section of chimney very interesting.
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Jeremy
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/10
4:30am Alarm! 5:30am set off for the Lakes! Way, way, way too early! Slept in the car. Beautiful day right from sunrise, ethereal light on the hills from Shap into Haweswater car park. First car there, quelle suprise! Walk in knackering, (too much gear- I hate winter climbing!). First on the crag, Blea water flat calm, stunning reflections. Started off ok, followed easily. Higher icefalls more demanding, but got ip without mishap, just a bit scary. Great lead by Iain of a vertical icefall of cauliflower ice, tricky exposed exit. Appearently ice was crap and screws wouldn't have held! Gordon led last pitch, well knackered he was running on reserves of nervous energy. Left sacks at bottom which was a mistake as we were thirsty and hungry and missed out on a beautiful descent down the ridge. Cracking day!
redsulike - 2nd β - 17/Feb/10 with Iain Brough, Gordon Gibbons
Excellent ice conditions. Superb 3rd pitch
MartinLister - AltLd - 17/Feb/10 with Peter Brown
Hidden - 12/Feb/10
lower section was thin and running, solo'ed the most part. good day out.
twoplates - AltLd - 01/Feb/10 with Robbie
ollyroberts - Lead - 14/Jan/10 with Kyle
Hidden - Lead - 09/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/10
very good route
shaun walby - 2nd - 03/Jan/10
J1PEF - AltLd - Jan/10
Hidden - 2010
Roch - 2nd - 31/Dec/09 with MRT
getting a bit warm but all there, Jules 1st climb so pitched it, did the ice-fall to left as party on the gill line on the right. Great fun
lithos - 14/Feb/09 with julie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/09
Hidden - Solo dnf - 10/Jan/09
ewen - Solo - 05/Jan/09
atyson1 - 2nd - Jan/09
Ross McGibbon - 2009
mikemartin - Solo - 06/Dec/08
moderate conditions, lovely ice mushrooms, fantastic weather
Mike Hall - Solo - 21/Dec/07
cherad - 2nd β - 08/Jan/07
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/06
left hand start, right hand variation on middle pitch and a variation out left at the very end.
jimdanson - AltLd - 05/Mar/06 with danm
Did it properly this time with rope and stuff. Felt easier than last year, not sure whether due to conditions or lack of death potential!
Toreador - AltLd - 04/Mar/06 with Carmen
Hidden - AltLd rpt - Mar/06
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Zac Poulton
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/06
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/06
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/06
John Kettle - Lead - 2006
joe larner - 2nd - Mar/05
Soloing everything due to having forgotten to bring a rope! Got 3/4 of the way up the icefall pitch, got scared, and duly downclimbed, far harder than continuing.
Toreador - Solo - 28/Feb/05 with Rob and Carmen
another great day at blea water
lithos - Solo - 28/Feb/05 with Toreador
& Tom Pugh
net - 2nd - Feb/05 with Jim Heath
John Kettle - Lead - 2005
darcy1 - 2005 with Team touchingthecloth.com
tubby two - AltLd - 2005 with Softie P
top day out
lithos - Solo - Mar/04 with Graeme Shaw
andy wa - 2nd O/S - Feb/04 with Simon (dad)
Hidden - Solo - Jun/01
Hidden - Solo - Mar/01
clive-greenwood - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/99
Hidden - 13/Jan/96