Rockfax Description
140m. The line to the left of the main crag up the broken face leading directly to the summit of the Old Man. © Rockfax

FA. J. Hool 1962

Hidden 03/Mar -
DSM 08/Feb Solo
IanHope 24/Jan Solo O/S
katyhope 24/Jan Solo O/S
with IanHope
Mike_Gannon 22/Jan Solo O/S

Too warm to do any proeper winter routes so we ambled up this. As we got to the top everything was still frozen so we played around on some steeper bits n bobs to reach the summit

with Scott Robinson
DSM 16/Jan Solo

Knee deep powder.

DSM 01/Feb/14 Solo

Climbed in fell running shoes (as usual!) but I took axes this time which was a good idea due to firm snow in places. Much fun.

andy gittins 23/Nov/13 Solo

in fell shoes - pleasant enough for "November conditions" - heathery snow and a few snow steps at top.

Hidden 05/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Solo O/S
nick ferro 29/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/13 Solo O/S
DSM 24/Feb/13 Solo

Hard neve for a change. Quite exciting in fell running shoes!

Hidden 19/Feb/13 Solo
DSM 08/Feb/13 Solo β

Soloed in Walshes (as usual!). Kicked steps all the way.

andy gittins ?/Feb/13 TR
with Annette
avictimoftheDrpsycho ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Joe_1102 ?/Jan/13 Solo O/S
DSM ??/2013 Solo
droberts 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

very misty struggled to find the correct and was quite a slog due to soft deep snow.

Rob Rocket 01/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Solo
DSM 28/Jan/12 Solo β

Soloed (yet again, in Walshes as usual) before sunrise on an immaculate morning. Fresh powdery snow with a slight frost underneath - fantastic runninf conditions.

jimhall 09/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Paddy
pclark 09/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with jimhall
si cole 08/Jan/11 Solo
martin t 08/Jan/11 Solo
DSM 08/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Soloed in Walshes (again...)

r_o_b_h2 19/Dec/10 Solo

good neve near the top

Rob Rocket 05/Dec/10 Solo
with Mike V
Frank Atherton 05/Dec/10 2nd
with Tom Fox
tim123487 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with mitch
Mitch1990 04/Dec/10 Lead
bengillies 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Not really in very good condition.

Simon Baker 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko 07/Mar/10 Solo
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd
Mike Hall 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Good solid neve most of the way, bit sugary in places. Only Grade 1 in these conditions

hilled101 06/Mar/10 Lead

Not sure of the where exactly the route goes but we picked a line through the rock bands which was about II. Snow getting a bit soft but the rock n turf still well frozen.

with Rich P
crowberry gully 22/Feb/10 Solo

Pleasant and a nice finish right on the summit, very easy

DSM 06/Feb/10 Solo

Soloed in Walshes whilst on a fantastic run around the Coniston Fells. Turned out to be an interesting exercise in step cutting.

redsulike 01/Feb/10 AltLd β

Second glorious day of the weekend. Shorter and very attractive walk in from Walna Scar car parking. Mixed route not difficult but gaining exposure with every step. keith led all but one pitch, I led and had to belay on a snow slope to bring keith up, crap spikes, was not happy, would rather have gone up to more secure stance unroped. Sitting a long time in exposed belays preys on my mind. Topped out right next to trig point, beautiful views in every direction, ate butties, descended. Lots of unequipped parties ascending snow steps, accident waiting to happen.

with Keith Walkley
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo
Jonny M 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Rob Rocket 09/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
Nigel Coe 14/Feb/09 AltLd
with Pam Holt
LakesWinter 08/Feb/09 Solo
with Jon and Simon
Gustav 08/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Matt G and Simon
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Solo
DSM 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Soloed in Walshes in deep snow.

andy gittins ??/2009 -
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Hammy 07/Feb/91 Solo
with Colin Struthers, Penny Excell
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