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[Launchy Gill, 3 kb]180m. Short icy steps lead to the main 20m fall, above this the R fork is the more entertaining finish. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 93 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Climbed late at night. Main pitch was very wet but this just added to the fun!
DSM - Lead β - 08/Feb/12 with Andy Gittins

andy gittins - 2nd - Feb/12 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

JRClay100 - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/10 with Chris Gooder

bullwinkle - Solo rpt - 27/Dec/10

apd - 26/Dec/10 with James Smith

mikemartin - Solo - 26/Dec/10

James S - Lead - 26/Dec/10 with Gemma Smith

Did the left and right hand finish.
Adi Hooper - Solo - 24/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/10

John Pickles - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/10

Little B - 2nd O/S - 24/Dec/10 with Paolo

tjmillen - Solo - 24/Dec/10

daWalt - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/10 with Lisa

first winter climbing, had never wore crampons before, felt like a steep learning curve and great fun!
john lynch - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/10 with mike lynch

Hidden - Solo - 23/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 23/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10

steven - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Lawrence Jordan

Hidden - Solo - 23/Dec/10

bazpearson - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with pete stollery

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10

J1PEF - Lead - 22/Dec/10

All falls were climbable, fairly fat with some water behind the ice for good measure.
DSM - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/10

a bit wet but all there, good ice in the right places..
twoplates - Solo - 22/Dec/10 with frith wood

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/10

Hidden - 22/Dec/10

Been lead greedy got to do the 20m ice fall. Took the right fork finish. Night climb.
moose ridd - AltLd - 22/Dec/10 with Jason, M.Sadler

jason - 22/Dec/10 with moose ridd, manmike

Ascent at night. Harder variations available on some pitches.
tech - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Jamie Paulch

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10

greenroom - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Tom Swannick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/10

MDowson - AltLd - 21/Dec/10 with Jonathon Powell

bit soggy, right hand finish is a must
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/10 with kev anderson

Full moon, shortest day.
Graham Iles - Solo - 21/Dec/10 with Neil Cooper

Not quite in condition.
eldre070 - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Ros Murray

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 09/Dec/10 with Jonathan Yates

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 09/Dec/10 with Dan

Busy as always! Climbed just before the thaw!
petegunn - Lead - 09/Dec/10 with Davina, Kirstie

Ice so nice I climbed it twice
Frank Atherton - 2nd - 08/Dec/10 with Tom Fox

Night time ascent. Quite busy. Main pitches well formed.
George Ormerod - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/10

Frozen after the top bridge - the right hand fork was great fun and pretty steeeeppp
Timo Austino - Lead - 08/Dec/10 with Nats

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Dec/10

climbalive - Lead - 08/Dec/10 with Debbie DeVaal, Gnash, Will DeVaal

Hidden - 07/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/10

martinbettridge06 - Lead - Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - Dec/10

Hidden - Lead - Dec/10

david100 - 2nd - Dec/10

peebles boy - Solo - Dec/10

Evening Accent.
Justin Tracey - 13/Jan/10 with Steve Hall

Trobbo - 2nd - 13/Jan/10 with steve wrigley

starting to collapse!
Tom Phillips - Solo - 12/Jan/10 with dick, ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/10

tomhull - Solo rpt - 11/Jan/10 with Pete Robinson, ben robinson

First pitch not formed.
andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 11/Jan/10 with Rob McEvoy

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/10

tjmillen - Lead - 10/Jan/10

petegunn - Lead - 10/Jan/10 with Davina & Steve

George led the main pitch. Started from a bit further up as the section from the foot bridge was pretty wet.
net - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with George

GPN - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with Annette

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/10 with Amanda

Not too wet and some really solid placements in great ice. Soloed some it. Hurrah.
clare-deV - 2nd - 10/Jan/10 with ewen

mainly soloed just roped up for a short pitch in the right hand branch
stimpey - 2nd - 10/Jan/10 with Pete, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/10

Busy, wet, and great fun. Did the right branch near the top then came down and did the left branch.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Rob, Carmen

Some good ice to be had but still a bit wet and hollow in places. Climbed main pitch then soloed up right fork.
barney800 - 09/Jan/10 with John Shaw

We missed out the 'corridor' just above the bridge as was told it was thin, 2 out of 3 following soloist confirmed this with wet legs. Good ice and crowded. Did right and left hand finishes, great day out
lithos - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with carmen

ollyroberts - Solo - 09/Jan/10

alan barnes - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with sean, jason

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jan/10

Started just after the footbridge, finished up the right hand branch. Still a lot of water coming down but lots of really good ice.
jimdanson - Solo - 08/Jan/10 with Meg Ledbury

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jan/10

Good day out, Bit hacked to bits.
benrh09 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Rob Lay

climbalive - 2nd - 06/Jan/10 with Gnash, Will Etherden

Great day out. Excellent condition.
MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - Jan/10 with Mark Quest, Alli Williams

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hard! Proper grade 3. Lots of water and very wet and slippery with serious consequences of a fall.
berry_a - AltLd O/S - 26/May/09 with John Berry

Serious grade 3 needed all climbing skills Left canyon early and circled main fall discretion the better part of valour
John Berry - 26/May/09 with Allan

Tom Phillips - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/09 with julian

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jan/09

crowberry gully - 06/Jan/09 with Ross McGibbon

tomhull - AltLd - Jan/09 with dez

Great fun top section is hard.
JRClay100 - Solo - 01/Apr/06 with M D Hart / FJ White

Hammy - Solo - 20/Feb/86

Did the right hand finish. We weren't sure if this was a first ascent as we hadn't heard of anyone doing it before.
Bob - AltLd O/S - Jan/83 with S. Stean, al phizacklea

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Style of ascent

Soloed27 of 93 (29.0%)
Lead20 of 93 (21.5%)
Followed14 of 93 (15.1%)
Alt Leads22 of 93 (23.7%)
Unknown10 of 93 (10.8%)

'Climbed'58 of 93 (62.4%)
clean O/S32 of 93 (34.4%)
clean β1 of 93 (1.1%)
clean rpt2 of 93 (2.2%)