After everything started collapsing on me on pitch 1, we bypassed p1 & 2 and climbed the rest, which featured a superb thin groove, up to Low Water. Nigel Coe - AltLd dnf - 30/Mar/13 with Norman Wright
Hidden - Solo - 25/Mar/13
Managed to get on this.
Been wanting to do it for years.
Bottom pitch very wet and falling down as we climbed it.
Top pitch (slab) in great condition, despite having water cascade all over it from the unclimable Direct Finish.
I doubt it'll come back into condition again this year.
Worth a IV in today's conditions.
Would be a good III in better nick.
Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 13/Mar/13 with Mark Scales
TGreen - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Rosie Henstock
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Tom Green
Tim led the first and missed the peg. I did the direct finish on the second pitch.
Tom.Priestley - AltLd - 25/Jan/13
In 2 pitches, I led the first (60m, to the cave below the big chockstone), C led the second. First pitch very wet and quite scary (poor ice screws), second pitch much better condition. All good fun. Played on a few ice falls in the stream above.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Carmen
me p1, paul p2. ice on lower pitch in poor condition, blocks breaking away. not a lot of good pro - used stubbies in rather dodgy placements. upper slab pitch really lovely and in good condition
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/13 with paul davies
As mentioned, on 1st pitch the ice was not brilliant. Thankfully I was leading the 2nd pitch, with a stonking great slab of ice to climb. Good day out, finished will a little play on the ice falls above.
Puma - AltLd - 23/Jan/13 with Peri
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/13
second pitch only
peas65 - TR - 23/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/13
Joe_1102 - Lead O/S - Jan/13
Triggy Pop - AltLd - 14/Oct/12 with Dan Whalley, Jon Holland
Hidden - Solo dnf - 05/Feb/12
tk1991 - AltLd - 04/Feb/12 with Tom Kirby
bit wet but brill!
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - Feb/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2011
With direct finish which was in awesome condiion. True to its reputation as a great little climb.
Rydell - Lead - 26/Dec/10
Slightly hollow, slightly worrying when soloing!
Shaw Brown - Solo - 26/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Dec/10
paul79 - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/10
Hammy - AltLd - 22/Dec/10 with Ian Hinkins, Rick van Opstal
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Kris & George
Direct finish, which looked more appealing than the normal route.
George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Roger and Kris
Did the grade IV finish.
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with jonah
Evening ascent, topped out at 10PM - best conditions I've seen for a few years (not quite up to 1986 standard though!). Walked down without torches in moonlight. Then a mag 3.5 earthquake hit at 11PM just as we got back to the car...!
DSM - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/10 with Andy Gittins
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10 with Chris Vernon
Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10
andy mcc - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10
Led Pitch One
malc - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with RL, NT, Paul S
Hidden - Lead - 08/Dec/10
We soloed P1. Me P2 Ben P3. Did Direct Finish which was too thin really!
eldre070 - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/10 with Ben Scraggs
Neil D - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/10 with Beth Hodgett
Betha. - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/10 with Neil D
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/10
Climbed it in the dark after work
Adi Hooper - Lead - 06/Dec/10 with Roger Ward
alan barnes - Lead - 06/Dec/10 with sam d
Rob Rocket - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Mike & Nic
J1PEF - Lead - 05/Dec/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/10
Frank Atherton - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Steve Cade, Tom Fox
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Dec/10
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Dec/10
Busy, great route
beds74 - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Jon Peffer
Pete Graham - AltLd - 04/Dec/10 with Rick Graham
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 03/Dec/10 with Loz Colyer, Andy Murphy
crowberry gully - AltLd - 03/Dec/10 with Ross McGibbon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/10
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Sam Dewhurst
johniebriggs - AltLd - Dec/10 with Kat M
Hanski - 2nd - Dec/10 with Simon Kimber
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - Dec/10 with Merlin March
berry_a - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10 with John Berry
Melting quite a bit, some interesting moves stood on falling away ice, should have remembered the rope really. Oops. Pretty easy really.
greenroom - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10 with Tom Swannick
thaw setting in, bit sketchy in places...
twoplates - Solo - 14/Jan/10 with frith wood
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jan/10
1st pitch getting bit thin but not too bad. Really good solid second pitch.
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/10
Climbed at night finishing at 22:20. Top two pitches virtually banked out, but crux section now looking rather unstable. Treat with great caution to avoid collapse!
DSM - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/10 with Andy Gittins
Pam Manning - 2nd - 13/Jan/10 with Olly
Just the first 2 pitches.
Nigel Coe - Lead - 11/Jan/10 with John Walmsley
Hidden - Lead - 10/Jan/10
Mostly good ice (fantastic on the slab) but some sections in the middle a bit thin and suffering from multiple ascents. Quite a bit of water running still. A delicate approach needed in places.
PeteCheung - Solo - 10/Jan/10
Straight forward for the grade. A bit delicate but mainly hooking so not strenuous.
Conan - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Steve Wray
Timo Austino - Lead - 09/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/10
jimdanson - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Martin Ibbotson
1st pitch a little thin at start, great 2nd pitch, bomber ice.
blackpoolrock - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10
Winter ascent - good water ice with scattering of snow. Easy for grade
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Chris Michalak
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Alan
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/10
Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Chris Colebrook, Deborah Cole
Nice conditions, very scenic upper pitch (see photo).
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 08/Jan/10 with Lawrence Jordan
Night time ascent (2245 - 0100)! Better build up than in recent photo but still a lot of water flowing. Both pitches kicked out so mainly hooking and standing up.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/10 with Steve Brock
didnt climb as seems to have melted since people were climbing it on Saturday. No ice left, just running water?.
alan barnes - 05/Jan/10 with stevie c, sean, jason
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/10
fine climb would have been nice to do the direct finish .
dizzyg - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/10 with matt griffin, aidy
Frightening, falling to pieces and jolly good fun; won't survive (m)any more ascents without another week's freeze.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 24/Dec/09 with Ian Lawton
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/09
Wet & thinner than previous ascent in 1986. First pitch 4 this time. Beautiful in the moonlight though.
DSM - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/09 with Andy Gittins
andy gittins - 2009 with Dave Scott-Maxwell
malc - Solo - 16/Jul/06 with NT
John HW - Solo - 04/Jan/06 with Cath
JRClay100 - 10/Dec/05 with M Foster, H Dale
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Feb/96 with Pete Swanson
Hammy - Solo - 07/Feb/91
craig h - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/91 with Duncan Martin
Sean Kelly - Feb/91 with Lester Payne
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/85
Hammy - Lead - 17/Feb/85 with David Charlesworth
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/85
Bob - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/83 with Dave Kirby