Snow a little inconsistent for first rope length (we needed to skirt immediately left of the first two short steep sections to find suitably stable snow) but really good névé after that. Gear was hard work to find.Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Anna Kennedy
Snow was soft on the approach but improved massively with height until gorgeous neve for the top half of the climb. Fantastic fun.
annak - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Lee Harrison
spadge - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13
Chimneys were pretty bare, but a good day out. The chimney on P4 was completely dry and looked very hard, so took corner on the left which was very good ice/mixed climbing.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with James, Andy B
ablackett - AltLd - 19/Dec/10 with Jonny, James Osborn
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Andy Blackett, Jonny Taylor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10
gripped01 - Solo - Mar/10
Witnessed Death of Alan Turner
Craig McMahon - Lead dnf - 31/Jan/10 with Adam Cassidy
Only given 2 stars above definitely worth 3.
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with jonah
Bitterly cold wind blasts. Led first two brutal chimneys as one long pitch (footprints suggest these oft avoided - partner balked at 2nd chimney and did left variant). Did first half of Smart Exit on steep headwall. Then traversed 40m back to route for the "Smuggler's Retreat". Great area to climb with loads of variants to suit ability and mood. Really ballsy interesting chimneys: took us ages - as ever.
jimorothy - AltLd - 02/Feb/09 with Scott Barnett
Same weekend as Deep Gill Intergal
kenneM - Lead O/S - Feb/09 with Moony
tom_holdsworth - 2nd - 31/Jan/09 with Mike Kennedy
chalk monster - AltLd - 02/Feb/08 with Karl
Karlos - AltLd - 02/Feb/08 with Mark B
nakedave - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Tom Hull
tomhull - Jan/08 with dave thornley
djmarko75 - Lead O/S - Mar/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/99
EddieA - Solo - 13/Apr/96
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/90
Falko - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/76 with Howard Lancashire, Al W.