Snow on approach slopes softish graupel but dry. Started up first pitch on mix of good ice and pretty poor ice in places, but some good turf in general, sparse gear. Good belay for partner to lead up to the window to another okay belay. I led final pitch, up some nice ice on left, although in back of main crack, very soft and kicking through to running water/slush. OK if kept to sides and using turf on either sides. Bomber belay at top to bring up 2nd. Great route, just a bit sparse and cruddy in places.
TAG_UTLEY - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Georgia
Pretty good condition, a little hollow in places, plenty of protection if wanted.
Mr Christian - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Andy
Hidden - Mar/15
nrhardy - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/15
Andrew Holden - Solo - 22/Feb/15
Alt leads. I did 2&4 on ok(isn) ice but thawing/marginal in places. Thaw setting in. Finished up the RH icefall which was bomber and fat !!
Jim Haydock - AltLd - 17/Feb/15 with David bell
crowberry gully - 17/Feb/15 with Jim Haydock
Nice route - reasonable condition.
Tim Sparrow - 17/Feb/15 with Geoff Thomas
A lovely climb, soft (ish) snow in between the ice pitches but pretty frozen all the way. the ice fall in good nick
paulh.0776 - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/15 with peter
mfisher - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Dave Ayris
DSM - Solo - 07/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/15
Soloed the p1 and then led p2 with a couple of steep awkward ice steps. Clay led p3 before Harry led Window Gully Fall to finish. Good condition.
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Clay Conlon, harry kingston
Wonderful climb in stunning conditions, I led P2 and Pierce led the icefall. This was still good to climb but on the way out.
TomGB - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Pierce Ferris
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Will B, Harry K
Lovely day but ice melting
John Green - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/15 with Ian Harwood, Pete Darbyshire
lots of nice ice in the gully, the icefalls on the exits were a bit delicate
crowberry gully - Lead - 05/Feb/15 with Martin
First go at 'proper' winter climbing. Some exciting ice pitches, excellent neve on top pitch, plenty of snow elsewhere.
buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 05/Feb/15
jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15
petrch - AltLd - 01/Feb/15 with james clarke
Not too taxing
chris p duck - Lead O/S - Feb/15
Good Snow ice/ neve/ water ice in the main gully. Excellent climbing. However, the two alternative finishes were dripping/ streaming/ pouring with water at 1pm!
Daniel Duerden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15
Colin Scotchford - 24/Jan/15
Good route. Some soft ice lower down, good ice higher up. Getting thin in places on lower to middle of the route,
Davp - AltLd - 24/Jan/15
Better than Central today with several ice steps and better ice.
petegunn - Solo - 22/Jan/15
djbeaumont - 2nd - 19/Jan/15 with Al shorrock
Hidden - Lead - 18/Jan/15
I led pitch 1&4, dark by time we finished
Tony Ryland - AltLd - 18/Jan/15
Tony Ryland - AltLd - 18/Jan/15 with Andrew Lodge, Steve Barby
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jan/15
A bit thin and protection was sparse but very enjoyable, led third pitch. All pitches and the climb were longer then the guidebook description.
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Tony, Steve
yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014
manmike - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/13
Hidden - Solo - 10/Apr/13
Rob Rocket - Lead - 08/Apr/13 with Allister Clark
tom144807 - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Karl Wood
Right hand icefall finish
WillCass - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Si
landy813 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13
I led pitch 1, bit of an icey corner, Tom led p2&3 - icey 5m wall under quickly melting icefall of window gully right hand, then belay and up again to the top - Alpine weather- where was that sun-cream!
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Tom Pitchforth
Pohil - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/13
Still in very good nick with fat ice though right hand exit looks like an easy ramp.
Ann S - 2nd - 04/Apr/13 with Mark F
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13
David Cowley - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Chris Main
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/13
Think we did this alt lead?
Andy27 - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Simon Gee
BenTiffin - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Dan Robinson
robgixer - Lead - Apr/13
Hidden - 31/Mar/13
Hidden - 29/Mar/13
Metalbear - 2nd - 29/Mar/13 with John James McEvoy
AndyT1151 - 28/Mar/13
tk1991 - AltLd - 27/Mar/13 with Tom Woolley
Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/13
Climbed with Jamie, he did all the hard work. Conditions great, left hand exit and right hand ice fall both possible. We took the left hand exit.
Puma - AltLd - 13/Mar/13 with Jamie Brown
Pitched from just below the first ice step (my lead). Did direct finish (my lead) but right-hand variation looked good. Great conditions and fantastic weather.
Jamie Brown - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Puma
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/13
2nd and 3rd pitches
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Nik Goile
Good neve, frozen turf and a couple of short ice pitches. The steeper right hand finish is in. You can wander around and make it bottom end grade II or wander around and make it bottom end grade III
team fat belly - 02/Mar/13 with Chris
chrisallan - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13
pete40 - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with phil
Simnel - AltLd - 01/Mar/13 with Mark, Alan
redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with tom anderson
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13
solo to ice fall which paul led with some interest, Great fat shiny ice today (and blue skies)
lithos - 28/Feb/13 with Puma
Soloed to the ice fall, lead this ice pitch. Interesting at the top, may need to invest in new cramps soon. Great fun and Ice in Great condition.
Puma - Lead - 28/Feb/13 with Rob Stone
Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 25/Feb/13 with neil
Hidden - Solo - 24/Feb/13
Pete Rigby - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13
DSM - Solo - 23/Feb/13
jolly - 23/Feb/13 with ss
Via the right ice fall variation.Grade III in the conditios
Simnel - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Mark
Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/13
A quality day out! Left Alnwick at 6am, walking into Great End at 9am, a fantastic ascent of Window Gully (including the first and final ice-fall pitches) which was all is perfect condition (thick ice, good neve, cold & dry & not too busy!) a descent of Cust's Gully and back to Alnwick for beers in my local!
carlh - 22/Feb/13 with michaelb1
bullybones - Solo - 21/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13
ali newman ukc - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with goose299
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13
petegunn - 2nd - 10/Feb/13 with Will, Ash, Tom, Davina
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Feb/13
Two Cams Tom - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with Ash
Pitch 1 and 3
Eddie1234 - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13 with Fraser Hill-Casey
riven - Solo - 25/Jan/13 with Gareth Halenby
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/13
Tom Keaveny - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/13 with Cal
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/12
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Dec/12
petegunn - Solo - 12/Dec/12
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 12/Dec/12 with Conan
alan barnes - 11/Dec/12 with chris hig
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/12
Underwhelmed by the window, but route had some cracking steps in it. Great fun.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 10/Dec/12 with Jason Wood
good route, last pitch was still in pretty good condition, the first few were a bit sketchy though
Joby - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rosse Dalton Vandendorpe
Evident thawing but still lovely ice pitches between 'sugary' snow slopes. Great day out especially with the Upper Icefall finish which was phat! (but over too quickly!)
jezmiles - 2nd - 14/Feb/12
10029759 - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12
Wet/thawing snow but ice AOK (at 8:30AM).
DSM - Solo - 12/Feb/12
kirsten - 2nd - 12/Feb/12 with Paolo Fubini
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/12
Pete23 - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Stephen Mors
+ upper icefall finish
morsy - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with peter berwick
Up the RH icefall (wall & groove finish)
elliptic - Solo - 11/Feb/12
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/12 with Hoult
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/12
exit'd up right exiting!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/12
cox - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Daz
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012
Dan0Me - AltLd - 17/Dec/11 with Josh C
Very nice route, good neve snow, the chimney was very thin so passed it to the right.
bigbadbob12345 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Steve Wilson
stev1e.wilso - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with Dylan
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/11
upper icefall finish
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with John Hubbard
soloed to final icefall which peri led today. some good steps on the way
lithos - 07/Jan/11
soloed first two pitches then took upper icefall finish.
pebbles - Lead - 07/Jan/11 with rob
Jack Loftus - Solo - 03/Jan/11
Petarghh - Solo - 03/Jan/11
Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/Jan/11
Led pitches 1 (directly up iced slabs) and 3 (quite hacked to pieces with not much ice left and lots of frozen turf exposed). Climbed icefall on the right to finish as the direct way was very baked out with only a short ice pitch.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Mike
pitch 3 hacked
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/11 with kev anderson
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jan/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Timo Austino - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Dec/10
First winter lead, so not much for comparison but seemed quite thin. Moonlight ascent, pretty special views from the top.
JRae - AltLd - 20/Dec/10 with Steve J
With Matt Forshaw. Wall to wall blue sky. Temp around -10 at valley level.
MartF - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Matt
Liam Martin - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Steve Smith, Gary Brumwell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10
gazb - 2nd - 19/Dec/10 with steve smith, liam martin
gazb - 2nd - 19/Dec/10 with steve smith, liam martin
joeydurkin - Solo - 18/Dec/10 with Jockey
bit thin on P1 and P2. Very cold enjoyable route
ojp - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/10 with Andy
John Pickles - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Zac Poulton
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/10
Dave Mason - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Adam Gill
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/10
MikeLeeds - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Mike Nuttall
Adi Hooper - Solo - 11/Dec/10
fulton333 - 2nd - 07/Dec/10 with Heather Mack, Joe Fennel
joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/10
Timo Austino - 06/Dec/10 with Big Dan McCann
A little sparse with the ice making a couple of tricky moves. Great days climbing though!
nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Ian Philips
First climb of the season, very lean. Not much ice and mainly neve, the chimney had very little ice and was very committing. Brilliant though
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Ant Eccles
nmoysey - AltLd - Dec/10 with Trev
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - Dec/10 with M.Lawton
McDan - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/10
McDan - AltLd - 29/Nov/10
tk1991 - 2nd - 28/Nov/10
Petarghh - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with tk1991, ccraigg22
ccraigg22 - 2nd rpt - 28/Nov/10 with Peter Hill
AMarchant - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/10 with Stu Air
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Mark Fyles
Climbing by numbers...
DSM - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Andy Gittins
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10
Conan - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/10 with Marisa, Steve Wray
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/10
Excellent climb, plenty of ice and in good nick too!
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Wendy Anderson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - Mar/10
Peter Sowerby - 2nd - 27/Feb/10 with Harmony Smith, Martin Smith, John Holden
Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/10
MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood - AltLd - 20/Feb/10 with Mike Nuttall
Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/10
petegunn - Lead - 17/Feb/10 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10
Gav Parker - 2nd - 13/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/10
The lower section leading to "upper ice fall finish". Good quality route HOWEVER a team climbing above on the "Wall & Groove Finish" were hacking it to pieces and were sending down LARGE BLOCKS OF ICE (without warning), a couple of which hit me resulting in a cut face and a bruised arm. Definitely worth getting on but keep an eye on the routes above.
liaml89 - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Tom Hull
tomhull - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/10 with Liam Lonsdale
alan barnes - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with luke, lucy w
tjmillen - Solo - 06/Feb/10
The Mountain Goat - Solo rpt - 06/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10
gw66 - 06/Feb/10
chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/10 with Chris Nawrat
Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/10 with Ann S
First visit to Great End and this is a super route done on good fat ice. Finished up the right hand ice fall.
Ann S - 2nd - 04/Feb/10 with Adam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10
ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10 with Nick
Hidden - Feb/10
ernieb182 - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Shuttsie - Feb/10 with Andrea Sales
Early doors before the crowds.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Solo - 31/Jan/10
Excellent conditions and there was no-one in the gully. I descended Cust's which was again as good as it gets. Most of the climbs on Great End had parties on when I came down. The ground was frozen solid down to Seathwaite Farm.
BFP - Solo - 31/Jan/10
Two nice ice pitches on approach to narrowing of the gully. Then climbed beautiful steep ice on the right to exit - really really nice!
Karlos - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10
By moonlight and by myself, got to top at 1am. What a foolish idea, not to be repeated! Normal finish, which was an overhanging bulge.
andrewbooth1000 - Solo rpt - 30/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10
Led P2, finished on the icefall on the right which was in good nick.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Andy Chadwick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10
Conan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Chris Michalak
Grabbed a glorious weekend in the lakes, high pressure system, beautiful, cold, bright sunshine, perfect conditions; views as far as you like. A long walk in to Great End, (absolutely knackering carrying so much gear), place was packed but managed to get on the route without queueing. Overall not too difficult, Keith led, I folowed easily but need more practise and confidence before I lead. At the 'window' took the right hand icefall, quite steep and exhausting on legs removing ice screws. Keith wantedto do SE Gully but I was too tired. Grand day out!
redsulike - AltLd β - 30/Jan/10 with Keith Walkley
Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/10
John Kettle - Solo - 26/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/10
ollyroberts - Solo - 24/Jan/10
Hidden - 24/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10
dave josling - 2nd RP - 23/Jan/10
tomhull - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/10 with matt harris
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead - 04/Jan/10
Good photo of andrea at belay - start of variation finish
Shuttsie - 2nd O/S - Jan/10 with Andrea Sales
djmarko75 - Solo - Jan/10
clint87 - 2nd - Jan/10
Hidden - Lead - Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
paul79 - 2010
biggianthead - 24/Dec/09 with T
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/09
Rapidly disintegrating but still good sport
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 16/Feb/09 with Anita Goldsworthy
martinazando - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/09 with Ed Luke
never really found the route proper... But still found some interesting climbing.
MDowson - AltLd - 13/Feb/09 with sam trefgarne
Finished by upper icefall finish.
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/09 with Mark Moore
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/09
Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/09
teflonpete - 2nd β - 07/Feb/09 with Diccon
I got the ice pitch opposite The Window. It was dripping, but solid.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Guido
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/09
Pete Graham - Solo - Feb/09
sheffieldchris - 2009
Tim Sparrow - 2009
mikemartin - Solo - 10/Dec/08
Hidden - Solo - 10/Dec/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/08
jon eccles - AltLd - 07/Dec/08 with cris fisher
Led pitches 1 and 3. Unbelievably good climb - obviously it's all in the conditions, loved surprise amphitheatre at the window. 3 'because I could' ice screws as runners on pitch 1 - we weren't sure we'd use an ice screw all day before setting off! Final party of the day meant final depleted ice on final ice wall, but still absolute magic. Beats Scotland any day (as long as it's one of the best Lakeland winter days for years - of course: bloody global warming!).
jimorothy - AltLd - 07/Dec/08 with Scott Barnett
kenneM - AltLd - Feb/08 with Steve Marner
Sean Kelly - 2008
Falling down as we climbed but great fun was had.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Jan/07 with simon blythe
Nick lead all the climb apart from a little solo at the bottom. Despite the warm weather the condition was reasonable. Exit via Upper Icefall Finish
The Mountain Goat - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/07 with Nick Roberts, Dave Barter
nmwr - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/07 with Jonathan Miles, Dave Barter
soloed most, Rob led the big icefall on the wall opposite the window
Simon Caldwell - 22/Mar/06 with Rob and Carmen
Exited via the variation finish, which was in fantastic condition.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 22/Mar/06 with Foggy
solo some, led top bit opposite window which was nice.
lithos - 22/Mar/06 with carmen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/06
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/06
biggianthead - 18/Mar/06 with HT
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/06
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/06
ewen - AltLd - Mar/06 with the kettle
John Kettle - AltLd - 2006
Dave Latimer - Solo - 06/Mar/05
Hidden - Lead - 27/Feb/05
Lean but well frozen conditions on a day trip from Sheffield
LakesWinter - AltLd - 24/Feb/04 with The Wagg
ashpreston - 2004
beermonkey - AltLd - Dec/03 with alan
Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - Feb/00 with Matt Newman, Lucy Prins
petegunn - AltLd - 2000 with Matt Wilkes
icescrew - Solo - Jan/98
icescrew - Solo - Feb/97
NeilGriffiths - 1997 with Duncan
Unroped ascent in good ice and neve - did the variation finish
EddieA - Solo - 05/Apr/96 with Simon W
biggianthead - 02/Jan/95 with C
craig h - Solo O/S - Feb/91
Mick King - Solo - 27/Jan/91
malc - 2nd - 12/Jan/91 with DW
Hidden - Dec/90
stuart58 - Solo - 12/Apr/89
Martin Haworth - Solo - Feb/87
biggianthead - Solo - 01/Mar/86
Hidden - 1985
biggianthead - 25/Mar/84 with x, Malcolm, G
biggianthead - 26/Feb/84 with G
biggianthead - 18/Feb/84 with G
charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/84
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Apr/83
biggianthead - Jan/82 with M
Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1976 with FMC