tumbling wizard - AltLd O/S - Mar/15 with andrew marshall
Drew M - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/15 with Fred Lyon
fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Matt Kettle
steely - 08/Feb/15 with luke armitage
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.
Karlos - Lead - 08/Feb/15 with Harriet
alias dave - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Dan Allen
alan barnes - 08/Feb/15 with Dave Holt
Harriet Stewart - 2nd - 08/Feb/15 with Karl
Daniel Allen - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Christian Turford
DSM - Solo - 07/Feb/15
The crux pitch was quite frisky for a III today!
TobyA - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Olly
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!!
buxtoncoffeelover - AltLd - 07/Feb/15
Led 3&5th pitch
Some good ice
Great weather, sunrise and sunset
Tony Ryland - AltLd - 07/Feb/15 with Andrew Lodge
Led pitches 2 & 4, we soloed the first and last. Great route on a superb day, a reminder of why we climb in winter.
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Tony
chancer - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with David Dees
Seymore Butt - 06/Feb/15
Tom Phillips - AltLd - 05/Feb/15 with dick
Good condition. Hardish for grade 3. Partner lost a Grivel screw off the main pitch. Anyone found one?
Freetime - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/15 with John Moore
Hidden - Solo - 03/Feb/15
great route felt hard
admackie - AltLd - 02/Feb/15 with chris palmer
Palmer - AltLd - 02/Feb/15 with mackie
Fair conditions, plenty of ice, the snow in the gulley was quite soft. 4/5 pitches, 2 pairs, 4hrs.
Simon Bostock - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Christopher Lyness, Stephen Hull, Jon Gill
jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with chris Lyness
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/15
dakidunn - AltLd - 31/Jan/15 with Julian Goddard
BnB - 31/Jan/15
clint87 - AltLd - 24/Jan/15
Hidden - Solo - 21/Jan/15
Night ascent with a thin Ice pitch. May be IV
Ste Ridd - AltLd - 21/Jan/15 with Danny, Mike Collins, M.Sadler
mikecollins - AltLd - 21/Jan/15 with moose ridd, manmike
Ben lad - Jan/15
macca69 - AltLd - Jan/15
Solo romp 2008
Tim Sparrow - 2015
joeflan - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14
Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 30/Jan/14 with Brett
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/13
Ste Ridd - AltLd - 10/Apr/13 with M.Sadler
Lead 1st and 3rd pitches
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Simon Kemper
J1PEF - AltLd - 09/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/13
Really enjoyable little climb. Top conditions. Finished off an excellent day doing Ardus at Shepherd's.
GPN - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Annette
net - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with George
Hidden - 06/Apr/13
pretty nice icey pitch. really awkward moves but bomber neve.
Mattyk - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Dominick Spracklen
elliptic - Solo rpt - 04/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Apr/13
bonoid - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/13 with Halroberts87
Andy27 - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Simon Gee
BenTiffin - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Dan Robinson
Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/13
Metalbear - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with John James McEvoy
John Roe - Lead - 30/Mar/13 with Joe Broadbent
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13
GrahamHP - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Bryan Clary
Fantastic winters day
ipegg - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Richard Apthorp
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!
Pohil - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Ed Watson
chris smith - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/13
fulton333 - 2nd - 13/Mar/13 with Joe Fennel
Good Ice and neve.
Me p1,3: rob p2,4
pebbles - AltLd - 13/Mar/13 with rob
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.
lithos - AltLd - 13/Mar/13 with Peri
joe_lancs - AltLd - 13/Mar/13
Ice pitch a bit lean but went with effort - not sure of grade - top end III?
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 13/Mar/13 with Grant Fulton, Joe Fennel
piersnewton - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/13 with phil newton
johnrich - 2nd - 05/Mar/13 with Foggy
Ice on crux getting thin, felt more like IV 4
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Nik Goile
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13
keithlambley - AltLd - 01/Mar/13 with John T
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13
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.
jon59 - AltLd - 28/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 24/Feb/13
DSM - Solo - 23/Feb/13
Loads of snow!
ankyo - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/13 with Rick
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 10/Feb/13 with M.Lawton
chris smith - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Feb/13
Hidden - 19/Jan/13
6aPunter - 2013
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/12
Bit sketchy in places, had to traverse out and back in to gully. Not much ice.
freemanTom - Solo - 10/Dec/12 with Jason Wood
Hidden - Solo - Mar/12
kyaizawa - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Mike Mason
Pete23 - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Stephen Mors
good route, interesting bits on every pitch
morsy - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with peter berwick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12
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.
prwalker - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with wupert
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/12
Very good with several technical sections
petegunn - Lead - 05/Feb/12 with Ash, Tom, Davina
Two Cams Tom - 2nd - 05/Feb/12 with Davina, petegunn
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/12
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!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - 2012
cballard - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012
ashpreston - 2012
Thin in places but good fun, moved together up to 1st chockstone, then pitched.
butteredfrog - AltLd - 20/Dec/11
Good, melting fast
petegunn - Lead - 20/Dec/11 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Dec/11
Lean conditions, felt a grade harder. good snow and ice though !
Petarghh - Lead - 18/Dec/11
Hannah Embleton - 2nd - 17/Dec/11 with Pete Hill
Lee Sheard - Lead rpt - 10/Dec/11 with iainpowell
Lean condition and a grade harder.
steven - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Brian Hull
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11
Booey - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/11
3kidsandanorton - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Diccon Proctor
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Paul Nurse
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
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
Trefo - Lead dnf - 28/Dec/10 with mav
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 :)
Woodiee - 2nd dnf - 28/Dec/10 with Sam Trefgarne
ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Paul Murdy
pmurdy - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Craig Towers
Hidden - Lead - 22/Dec/10
MDowson - AltLd - 20/Dec/10 with Jonathon Powell
Went right after crux pitches onto buttress to finish.
RedFox - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Tom K
joeydurkin - AltLd - 18/Dec/10 with Jockey
First winter lead. Very nice.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Phil L (PCC)
ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Ben
Dave Mason - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Adam Gill
Adi Hooper - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Roger Ward
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!
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Ant Eccles
Hidden - Lead - Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/10
Thawing slightly but still plenty of ice.
Brian Wilderspin - Solo - 14/Mar/10
DSM - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Andy Gittins
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/10
KevB - AltLd - 05/Mar/10
Hidden - 01/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/10
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.
AMarchant - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/10 with Ally Hurst
gripped01 - Solo - Mar/10 with Rob Patchett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10
Hidden - 28/Feb/10
velsyam - 2nd - 21/Feb/10
MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood - AltLd - 20/Feb/10 with Mike Nuttall
better than central gully, bit more interesting.
AMarchant - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Stu Air
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).
jimorothy - AltLd - 18/Feb/10 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/10
martinazando - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Ed Luke
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/10
ju2ltd - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/10
Tightsgirl - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with Clare Francis
jinphotographer - AltLd - 13/Feb/10
Jan Hotar - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/10
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.
liamlonsdale - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Tom Hull
wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Paul blanchard
tomhull - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/10 with Liam Lonsdale
tjmillen - Lead - 06/Feb/10 with dorine, stewart herbert
Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10
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.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Tom
Hidden - 04/Feb/10
Lead ice pitch.
Petarghh - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10 with cavemanjack
Jack Loftus - AltLd - 03/Feb/10 with Pete Hill
climbalive - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/10 with Adam Walton
Hidden - Feb/10
ernieb182 - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10
Ice pitch quite hacked to pieces, make exit rather tricky. Otherwise pretty straight forward, given the bomber snow.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Ian Archer
Wotcha - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jan/10
TerryB - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10
Great weather and good conditions, some nice ice on P2. Led P1 and P2.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore
Chris Harding - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with Paul Lester
Conan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Chris Michalak
Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jan/10
greenroom - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/10 with Tom Swannick
moved together, fantastic snow conditions, practically ran up it. pitched the ice fall.
twoplates - AltLd - 25/Jan/10 with frith wood
Great conditions - icefall really thick. Soloed rest of route
Tom Phillips - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/10 with dick
Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Jon Lury
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/10
The chimney was an ice pitch running with water.
crowberry gully - AltLd - 22/Jan/10 with Ross McGibbon
petegunn - AltLd - 22/Jan/10 with Davina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/10
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with John Hubbard
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!!
Shuttsie - 2nd rpt - Jan/10 with Andrea Sales
Hidden - Lead - Jan/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 31/Dec/09
Shuttsie - 31/Dec/09 with Andrea Sales
took longer than expected. Snow not consoladated. Small ice pitch was good. Ice screw would have been nice to have.
alan barnes - Lead - 28/Dec/09 with sam d
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...
Jonny M - AltLd dnf - 14/Feb/09 with Gary Bebb
A nighttime ascent - didn't start until around 11pm and finished at 1.30 am the following morning! Got home at 0540 :-)
Bob - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/09 with Steve Brock
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!)
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with jon armstrong
1st winter climb
teflonpete - 2nd β - 07/Feb/09 with Diccon
Ice pitches were thin & a bit chopped. Sporting!
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Guido
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/09
Quite deep & firm snow, virtually no ice. Crux pitch thin but not too bad.
DSM - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Andy Gittins
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 01/Feb/09 with George reah
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/09
Hidden - Solo - 10/Dec/08
rob1 - AltLd - 06/Dec/08 with Tom Martin
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/08
kenneM - AltLd - Feb/08 with Steve Marner
Sean Kelly - 2008
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/07
In some of the best nick seen for years.Good vertical 15' pitch in the middle plus chockstone and other 'interesting bits'
iceferret - AltLd - 23/Mar/06 with Ian Bradley, Laura P
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Dave Evans
To avoid queuing took the lefthand variation then traversed back into the main gully.
Tobias at Home - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with SteveM
SteveM - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with Tobs
biggianthead - 18/Mar/06 with HT
solo most, top roped the very wet icicle
lithos - Lead - 12/Mar/06 with Simon C
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!
Simon Caldwell - 11/Mar/06 with Rob and Carmen
ewen - AltLd - Mar/06 with the kettle
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with val p
John Kettle - AltLd - 2006
nakedave - Solo - 2006
GuyM - 2006 with sheona
clams - 2006 with Liam
John Pickles - Lead O/S - Mar/02
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 2002 with Digby
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
tom bre - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/99
climbed the chimney direct (hard) - some brittle water ice
EddieA - AltLd - 04/Jan/97 with Simon W
Neil Conway - AltLd O/S - Dec/96 with Steve Hardy
Andy Say - Solo - 17/Mar/96
Mick King - Solo - 27/Jan/91
Lead P1 3 & 5
Mick King - AltLd - 06/Jan/91 with Paul "Doc" Lishman
Hidden - Aug/90
Hidden - Aug/90
stuart58 - Solo - 12/Apr/89
biggianthead - Solo - 01/Mar/86
andy tetsill - Lead - Jan/85 with Manchester Poly
Hidden - 1985
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Apr/84
biggianthead - Solo - 18/Mar/84
charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/84
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/84
Hidden - Lead - Mar/82
Lord of Starkness - AltLd - 1978 with Steve Howe
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/77
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/76
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.
allmag - AltLd O/S - Feb/76
Hidden - AltLd - 1976
mikej - Lead - 13/Feb/70 with Graham Evans