Rockfax Description
200m. Follow the gully bed to a chockstone. Climb the right branch of the gully up steep snow to an ice pitch which can be climb direct if conditions allow or turned on the right wall. Follow the gully above to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

tumbling wizard ?/Mar AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
Drew M 09/Feb AltLd O/S
fuzzysheep01 08/Feb Lead O/S
steely 08/Feb -
with luke armitage
Karlos 08/Feb Lead

Main ice pitch suffering greatly from heavy traffic and warm conditions. Not much ice remains, making for tough exit. Final rock step quite tough also - watch for loose block in the centre left. Suggest route be allowed to recover.

with Harriet
alias dave 08/Feb Lead O/S
alan barnes 08/Feb -
with Dave Holt
Harriet Stewart 08/Feb 2nd
with Karl
Daniel Allen 08/Feb 2nd O/S
DSM 07/Feb Solo
TobyA 07/Feb Lead O/S

The crux pitch was quite frisky for a III today!

with Olly
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Feb AltLd

First on the route today. Some harder little ice steps & some tricky moves over rock. Longest & hardest route in 4 days of excellent climbing on Great End. Perfect sunshine today, after beautifully clear night, with valleys drowned in cloud!!

Tony Ryland 07/Feb AltLd

Led 3&5th pitch Some good ice Great weather, sunrise and sunset

with Andrew Lodge
Andrew Lodge 07/Feb AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 & 4, we soloed the first and last. Great route on a superb day, a reminder of why we climb in winter.

with Tony
chancer 07/Feb AltLd O/S
with David Dees
Seymore Butt 06/Feb -
Tom Phillips 05/Feb AltLd
with dick
Freetime 04/Feb AltLd O/S

Good condition. Hardish for grade 3. Partner lost a Grivel screw off the main pitch. Anyone found one?

with John Moore
Hidden 03/Feb Solo
admackie 02/Feb AltLd

great route felt hard

Palmer 02/Feb AltLd
with mackie
Simon Bostock 01/Feb AltLd O/S

Fair conditions, plenty of ice, the snow in the gulley was quite soft. 4/5 pitches, 2 pairs, 4hrs.

with Christopher Lyness, Stephen Hull, Jon Gill
jon_gill1 01/Feb 2nd O/S
with chris Lyness
Hidden ?/Feb AltLd O/S
dakidunn 31/Jan AltLd
BnB 31/Jan -
clint87 24/Jan AltLd
Hidden 21/Jan Solo
Ste Ridd 21/Jan AltLd

Night ascent with a thin Ice pitch. May be IV

with Danny, Mike Collins, M.Sadler
mikecollins 21/Jan AltLd
Ben lad ?/Jan -
macca69 ?/Jan AltLd
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -

Solo romp 2008

joeflan 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Lee Sheard 30/Jan/14 AltLd rpt
with Brett
Hidden 10/Apr/13 AltLd
Ste Ridd 10/Apr/13 AltLd

Dusk climb.

neilwiltshire 10/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches

with Simon Kemper
J1PEF 09/Apr/13 AltLd
thegoatstroker 08/Apr/13 Lead

main pitch well stepped/hooked

GPN 06/Apr/13 AltLd

Really enjoyable little climb. Top conditions. Finished off an excellent day doing Ardus at Shepherd's.

with Annette
net 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with George
Hidden 06/Apr/13 -
Mattyk 04/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

pretty nice icey pitch. really awkward moves but bomber neve.

with Dominick Spracklen
elliptic 04/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd dnf
bonoid 03/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Andy27 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
BenTiffin 02/Apr/13 AltLd
with Dan Robinson
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead
Metalbear 31/Mar/13 2nd
with John James McEvoy
John Roe 30/Mar/13 Lead
with Joe Broadbent
Hidden 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
GrahamHP 29/Mar/13 AltLd
with Bryan Clary
ipegg 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic winters day

Pohil 26/Mar/13 AltLd

The ice pillar was 12ft high and definitely IV, the rest of the route was good II-III neve. Enjoyable! Excellent conditions for the end of March!

chris smith 24/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
fulton333 13/Mar/13 2nd
with Joe Fennel
pebbles 13/Mar/13 AltLd

Good Ice and neve. Me p1,3: rob p2,4

with rob
lithos 13/Mar/13 AltLd

THis time i led the ice pillar as it was a quite thick and in good nick. I was surprised at lack of rock gear on this pitch but it took screws, much fun. Neve was generally very good.

with Peri
joe_lancs 13/Mar/13 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 13/Mar/13 AltLd

Ice pitch a bit lean but went with effort - not sure of grade - top end III?

with Grant Fulton, Joe Fennel
piersnewton 12/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with phil newton
johnrich 05/Mar/13 2nd
with Foggy
r_o_b_h2 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Ice on crux getting thin, felt more like IV 4

with Nik Goile
Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
keithlambley 01/Mar/13 AltLd
with John T
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
jon59 28/Feb/13 AltLd

Route in very good condition though a bit stepped out. The chockstone pitch was a nice mixed section and the ice pitch was at the top end of III-IV.

Hidden 25/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo
DSM 23/Feb/13 Solo
ankyo 11/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Loads of snow!

with Rick
DaveAtkinson 10/Feb/13 Lead
with M.Lawton
chris smith 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jan/13 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden 14/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo O/S
freemanTom 10/Dec/12 Solo

Bit sketchy in places, had to traverse out and back in to gully. Not much ice.

with Jason Wood
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Solo
kyaizawa 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Pete23 11/Feb/12 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
morsy 11/Feb/12 AltLd

good route, interesting bits on every pitch

with peter berwick
Hidden 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
prwalker 11/Feb/12 AltLd

Led middle pitch on good vertical ice. A great day of climbing in the lakes with some good in-condition vertical ice, despite general thaw elsewhere in the UK.

with wupert
thegoatstroker 08/Feb/12 AltLd
with John Jones
petegunn 05/Feb/12 Lead

Very good with several technical sections

with Ash, Tom, Davina
Two Cams Tom 05/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Feb/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Feb/12 AltLd
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 -

good route weather a bit wintery, whiteout on top, came down in dark!

Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 -

lots of spindrift, hard going, good route tho, icing up nicely!

cballard ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
ashpreston ??/2012 -
butteredfrog 20/Dec/11 AltLd

Thin in places but good fun, moved together up to 1st chockstone, then pitched.

petegunn 20/Dec/11 Lead

Good, melting fast

with Davina
Hidden 20/Dec/11 2nd rpt
Petarghh 18/Dec/11 Lead

Lean conditions, felt a grade harder. good snow and ice though !

Hannah Embleton 17/Dec/11 2nd
Lee Sheard 10/Dec/11 Lead rpt
steven 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lean condition and a grade harder.

with Brian Hull
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Booey 02/Jan/11 2nd O/S
3kidsandanorton 02/Jan/11 AltLd
Paul-Michael 02/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul Nurse
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Trefo 28/Dec/10 Lead dnf

Abbed off in thawing rain after the first pitch, left two wires and red tat with maillon rapide. Anyone who finds them-pints will be bought for their return.Cheers

with mav
Woodiee 28/Dec/10 2nd dnf

climbed 1st pitch in rapid thaw / pouring rain, decided that it was falling down / too late to carry on - left tat n wires abbing off - as sam said, drinks for the lucky finder :)

ccraigg22 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
pmurdy 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/10 Lead
MDowson 20/Dec/10 AltLd
with Jonathon Powell
RedFox 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Went right after crux pitches onto buttress to finish.

with Tom K
joeydurkin 18/Dec/10 AltLd
with Jockey
Ly-Cilph 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

First winter lead. Very nice.

ollyroberts 13/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Ben
Dave Mason 13/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Adam Gill
Adi Hooper 12/Dec/10 Solo
with Roger Ward
joe.91 01/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Second climb of the season, very very lean! We dumped the cams do save weight and only took one half to try and do it quickly as possible, bad decision. We started soloing and then came to an overhanging never block, made a belay then i started the lead. Came to another overhanging never block that my axes just went straight through, not much gear. Kept going up and came to a 3ft pillar of ice, managed to get a screw in but didn't trust it and then mantled to glory. The top gully was just full of powder so i went up on the ridge to the left so i didn't have to swim up. Finally got to the top, then when ant was seconding the rope got stuck! My first major epic, topped out at 6pm in a storm in the dark. Along with that Ant's head torch broke and he snapped the handle of his axe!! Felt at least tech 4 with not much gear so probably V 4 in those conditions!

with Ant Eccles
Hidden ?/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Mar/10 AltLd
Brian Wilderspin 14/Mar/10 Solo

Thawing slightly but still plenty of ice.

DSM 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy Gittins
Hidden 07/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd
KevB 05/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/10 -
Hidden 01/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
AMarchant 01/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

ali took the icy crux pitch, we finished the route and then put our own little adventurous line through the final top buttress between SE gully and the Gully buttress route frther right.

gripped01 ?/Mar/10 Solo
with Rob Patchett
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/10 -
velsyam 21/Feb/10 2nd
MikeLeeds 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
clive-greenwood 20/Feb/10 AltLd
AMarchant 19/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

better than central gully, bit more interesting.

with Stu Air
jimorothy 18/Feb/10 AltLd

Loved it - sustained interest for 5-6 pitches. Plenty of breaking trail wading up windslab, but quality conditions where needed: fat ice on crux (steep).

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 18/Feb/10 Solo
martinazando 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Ed Luke
Somerset swede basher 15/Feb/10 Solo O/S
ju2ltd 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Tightsgirl 14/Feb/10 2nd
with Clare Francis
jinphotographer 13/Feb/10 AltLd
Jan Hotar 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/10 AltLd
liamlonsdale 09/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Fantastic mixed climbing all the way up...decpetively long. We climbed it in about 6 pitches, could have probably soloed the last section but it seemed pointless with the conditons growing worse and being on unfamiliar territory. Great quality route.

wilkie14c 09/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 09/Feb/10 2nd O/S
tomhull 08/Feb/10 Lead O/S
tjmillen 06/Feb/10 Lead
with dorine, stewart herbert
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Misha 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Only got to the crag at 1pm after a leisurely start from Birmingham. The main gullies were the only routes in condition. Soloed to the short ice section, at which point Tom complained of feeling tired so we got the rope out and I soloed to a belay, then Tom took over to the top. Good neve lower down, strangely enough got softer towards the top but still good. After getting off the crag, spied a nice pitch of ice on the flank and both soloed that, must have been about III.

with Tom
Hidden 04/Feb/10 -
Petarghh 03/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead ice pitch.

Jack Loftus 03/Feb/10 AltLd
climbalive 01/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Adam Walton
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
ernieb182 ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Karlos 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Ice pitch quite hacked to pieces, make exit rather tricky. Otherwise pretty straight forward, given the bomber snow.

Wotcha 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Fantastic nick.

Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd
TerryB 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
markfairbank 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Great weather and good conditions, some nice ice on P2. Led P1 and P2.

with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore
Chris Harding 30/Jan/10 2nd
with Paul Lester
Conan 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Michalak
Hidden 29/Jan/10 Lead dnf
greenroom 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Moving together

twoplates 25/Jan/10 AltLd

moved together, fantastic snow conditions, practically ran up it. pitched the ice fall.

Tom Phillips 25/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Great conditions - icefall really thick. Soloed rest of route

with dick
Adam1973 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

A good freeze overnight created some good conditions. Banked out at the moment.

Hidden 23/Jan/10 2nd O/S
crowberry gully 22/Jan/10 AltLd

The chimney was an ice pitch running with water.

with Ross McGibbon
petegunn 22/Jan/10 AltLd
with Davina
Hidden 22/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Lee Sheard 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with John Hubbard
Hidden 06/Jan/10 Solo
Shuttsie ?/Jan/10 2nd rpt

Second time up South East Gully with Andrea - excellent condition - fell off the ice fall twice - Andrea had made it look like a breeze when she led up it so I could not understand why I found it difficult! I also could not get over that block which comes next (the one where you can thrutch up on your knee!) so I went right and got my leg up on the slab. Fabulous climb - we loved it!!

Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Dec/09 -
Shuttsie 31/Dec/09 -
alan barnes 28/Dec/09 Lead

took longer than expected. Snow not consoladated. Small ice pitch was good. Ice screw would have been nice to have.

with sam d
Jonny M 14/Feb/09 AltLd dnf

Backed off as the top of the crux pitch contained some crumbly and rotten ice/snow - a thaw was in progress! Various other parties appeared to complete the route after we backed-off however...

with Gary Bebb
Bob 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

A nighttime ascent - didn't start until around 11pm and finished at 1.30 am the following morning! Got home at 0540 :-)

with Steve Brock
andrew sandercock 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Crap snow, not much ice, felt hard and another pair on the route reckoned it went at about IV (wouldn't know though as I've never done one!)

with jon armstrong
teflonpete 07/Feb/09 2nd β

1st winter climb

with Diccon
KeithW 06/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Ice pitches were thin & a bit chopped. Sporting!

with Guido
Hidden 06/Feb/09 AltLd
DSM 01/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Quite deep & firm snow, virtually no ice. Crux pitch thin but not too bad.

with Andy Gittins
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 01/Feb/09 AltLd
with George reah
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/08 Solo
rob1 06/Dec/08 AltLd
with Tom Martin
Hidden 15/Mar/08 2nd
kenneM ?/Feb/08 AltLd
with Steve Marner
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden 19/Mar/07 2nd
iceferret 23/Mar/06 AltLd

In some of the best nick seen for years.Good vertical 15' pitch in the middle plus chockstone and other 'interesting bits'

with Ian Bradley, Laura P
PenJD 19/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Dave Evans
Tobias at Home 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

To avoid queuing took the lefthand variation then traversed back into the main gully.

with SteveM
SteveM 18/Mar/06 AltLd
with Tobs
biggianthead 18/Mar/06 -
with HT
lithos 12/Mar/06 Lead

solo most, top roped the very wet icicle

with Simon C
Simon Caldwell 11/Mar/06 -

Quite thin conditions, good frozen turf, a few hard rock steps/chockstones/chimneys. Mostly soloed, carrying 2 60m ropes (as you do), used rope to lead the easy-but-scary bit avoiding the semi-attached icicle, and the rather hard chimney below the top chockstone. Fantastic day out, haven't the faintest idea what the grade was!

with Rob and Carmen
ewen ?/Mar/06 AltLd
Martin Haworth ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with val p
John Kettle ?/Mar/06 AltLd
with ewen
John Kettle ??/2006 AltLd
nakedave ??/2006 Solo
GuyM ??/2006 -
with sheona
clams ??/2006 -
with Liam
John Pickles ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton ??/2002 2nd

year approximate

with Digby
tom bre 30/Dec/99 Solo O/S

Spurned the Ice pitch as seemed the wrong place to try my first ice fall when solo. So more 2/3 and not grade 3

EddieA 04/Jan/97 AltLd

climbed the chimney direct (hard) - some brittle water ice

with Simon W
Neil Conway ?/Dec/96 AltLd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Andy Say 17/Mar/96 Solo
Mick King 27/Jan/91 Solo
Mick King 06/Jan/91 AltLd

Lead P1 3 & 5

with Paul "Doc" Lishman
Hidden ?/Aug/90 -
Hidden ?/Aug/90 -
stuart58 12/Apr/89 Solo
biggianthead 01/Mar/86 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Jan/85 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Hidden ??/1985 -
Hidden 01/Apr/84 AltLd
biggianthead 18/Mar/84 Solo
charlesmfrench 18/Feb/84 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/84 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/82 Lead
Lord of Starkness ??/1978 AltLd
with Steve Howe
Hidden 02/Jan/77 AltLd
Hidden 11/Dec/76 AltLd
allmag ?/Feb/76 AltLd O/S

Finished Central Gully, came back down and did South East - a great romp - no great difficulties - not grade III, more like grade II this day.

Hidden ??/1976 AltLd
mikej 13/Feb/70 Lead
with Graham Evans
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