Rockfax Description
30m. From the upper gully of the Right Branch climb the groove/ corner line. As an icy mixed line this, if combined with the left branch gives a nice varied outing. © Rockfax

FA. R. Bennett, R. Lavender 1972

Petarghh 31/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Much harder than the grade in these conditions (which we felt were pretty good). Harder than any other IV 5 route i've done, and bold on lead.

with Pete Holder
Peter Holder 31/Mar/13 Lead

This is a grade harder than the guide suggests. Unless the ice is fat enough to take screws.

with Pete hill
SteveM 22/Feb/13 2nd
with Simon Kimber
kyaizawa 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
lcullum7 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

First day of leading in winter. Kept to the right of corner, first few metres had OK ice but quickly thinned to small smear. Pretty thin and scary in lean condition

Witsend3 ??/2012 -
Somerset swede basher 26/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Found this route quite hard for IV even though there was fat enough ice for a couple of screws. Finished in the dark after a late start.

with Katharine
Katharine.eaton 26/Dec/10 2nd dog

OMG, a grade harder than the hardesrt thing I've climbed...and in the dark! Much soul searching required to make it to the top. One fall in the lower ice groove.

with Dom
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
AMarchant 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route to finish the winter season with. Pretty lean again and it almost felt to be raining it was melting that much. Probably great fun and a bit safer when its FAT with ice.

liamlonsdale 09/Feb/10 2nd O/S

AMAZING...full winter conditons; spin-drift, falling ice, howling gales, snow and stupidly cold temperatures resulting in the worst bout of hot-aches i've ever had all added to the experience. It was absolutely FANTASTIC. I might point out that once you hit the chimney at the top ... YOU'RE COMMITTED whether you're on lead or second.

tomhull 08/Feb/10 Lead O/S


Bobby Gilbert 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Robin Beadle
Hidden 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
ewen 09/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with geoff
stuart58 12/Apr/89 Solo
High V
Mid V
Low V
High IV
Mid IV
Low IV
High III
Votes cast 9
High 6
Mid 6
Low 6
High 5
Mid 5
Low 5
High 4
Mid 4
Low 4
Votes cast 8
Votes cast 7
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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