Rockfax Description
An excellent alternative after the first chimney is to trend left to the foot of steep icefall which can be climbed in a pitch to easier ground. © Rockfax

dakidunn 05/Feb/15 AltLd
Pete Rigby 03/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Joe Rigby, Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 03/Feb/15 2nd
gingerking ?/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Dave, Sorin
steely 21/Jan/15 -

good day out on the ice. hollow, and a bit wet at times but otherwise in reasonable nick.

with luke armitage
Rog Wilko 04/Apr/13 Lead

Melting at bottom of Birkett's G but solid plastic ice here.

Danny Crump 04/Apr/13 Lead
with John Andrews
Ann S 02/Apr/13 2nd

In very good nick.

with Foggy
John Roe 31/Mar/13 Lead
with Thom Dobson (Leeming)
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 03/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Oli Greg 25/Feb/13 AltLd

Lower falls were quite thin and rotting. Top pitch was superb

with John J
Elastic Jones 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Molly
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
petegunn 23/Jan/13 AltLd

A super pitch, Wills first lead placing screws

with Will
Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
efrance24234 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S

some good ice but also abit wet.. as below really

philipstead 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S

A wet start as water was rushing out of the ice in places but this improved higher up. Good amount of ice to place up to 16cm screws, wouldn't bother with any longer.

Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd
peter.ravenscroft27 20/Jan/13 AltLd
Olli-C 19/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Scrambled up to base, lower pitches not formed properly. The main corner of the gill was looking thin. The fall itself was good ice. Soloed the upper pitches which were mostly good, a few bits with water running behind and some patches of aerated/rotten ice.

David Kay 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the pitch leading up to the icefall then soloed the rest of the steps after it to the top.

Moritz L 19/Jan/13 2nd

missed out first pitch, dave lead 2nd, olli the sheet of ice. quite soft and wet at places. soloed to the top to strong gusts

RM199 12/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/12 AltLd
tmawer 05/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Jaime Robertson
joe_lancs 02/Feb/12 AltLd

Thursday night excursion. Started 30m to left (up turfy ramp with awkward step right) as little ice low down. Bypassed a few sections before joining the gill proper. Icefall pitch was moist with water running behind in some places, but generally good. Upper easy steps in good condition

Hidden 02/Feb/12 2nd
Ste_b1978 ?/Feb/12 2nd
bigglesbutcha 09/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Ice a bit rotten in places, and gear difficult as a result in places, but good fun. Deepish snow to wade through

with Swifty
steven 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Tim Butcher
Hidden 23/Dec/10 Lead
nickmattia 20/Dec/10 2nd O/S

First time ice climbing. Brilliant.

with bartshaw, bullwinkle
Hidden 20/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor 12/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with Conan Harrod
Petarghh 07/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 07/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/10 Lead
a13x 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Followed Blea Water Gill till we joined this route.

jimorothy 05/Dec/10 Lead

Fat ice, but spot of plating under ice screws high up. Cracking

with Rachel Crolla
Skinny Kin 02/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Loads of people mid week. It felt like Stanage in winter! Pretty cold in Shap (-7c, -9c in the morning). Snow chains definitely helped to get back out of Haweswater road.

Hidden ?/Dec/10 2nd
johniebriggs ?/Dec/10 AltLd

wandered around

with Kat M
Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd
chrisclimber_1986 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with alkis
Alkis 20/Mar/10 2nd O/S
crowberry gully 06/Mar/10 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 04/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko 04/Mar/10 Lead
with Steve Wray
Hidden 10/Jan/10 AltLd
Martin Haworth 03/Jan/10 AltLd
Andrew Sloan 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/10 -
shaun walby 03/Jan/10 AltLd
J1PEF ?/Jan/10 AltLd
Roch 31/Dec/09 2nd


with MRT
ffdalton 30/Dec/09 2nd O/S

High levels of snow with fairly good ice followed by 50-60 mile an hour winds on topping out. 30 mins into top out a complete white out arrived, walking down inn darkness and snow blizzard. All in all a great day out.

twoplates ?/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Robbie
Jim Haydock 07/Jan/09 AltLd

Yhawing fast. Bottom pitch very thin and running but upper pitches on good ice.

with Fred'
climbing_wiggy ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with JC
danm ?/Mar/06 AltLd

Also did variation pitches higher up, with a cracking icefall up left at the very top. Icefall pitches far superior to the scrappy (and easy) gully pitches.

with Jim Danson
John Pickles ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd
John Kettle ??/2006 Lead
John Kettle ??/2005 Lead
tubby two ??/2005 AltLd
with Softie P
Wayne S ??/2005 2nd
ashpreston ??/2005 -
Hidden 11/Jan/03 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/02 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/01 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1996 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
joe hallam, Jon_dL, Hidden, francois, pebbles, Will Smith
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