Right-Hand Branch*** V 5
[Top of second pitch., 2 kb]100m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
100m. The big icefall that forms on the right of the amphitheatre © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

Photo: Top of second pitch. © Smith42
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This climb is in 14 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

First pitch of main gully was wet but rest was superb. Lead all the ice pitches as mates first proper route. A contender for the best value ice route in the lakes with three good and long ice pitches in main gully then three slightly steeper pitches on RH finish.
Smith42 - Lead - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13

cballard - 2012

Hidden - 2011

The Right Branch was in fine fettle with good ice all the way. Seemed easier than the lower approach pitches which were rather grim. Standard IV4. Good belays, fine stances, lots of exposure, fantastic outing!
DSM - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Andy Gittins

The great B gully was a bit drippy,Right Branch was fully formed and been transplanted from Scotland! A big pitch for the lakes, 40m of steep ice and about 30m of III
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Ian Cooksey

andy gittins - 2010 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

Start of route is thawing and nearly turn back - some people do. Above first pitch its pleasant grade III climbing upto the big Icefall of the right hand finish. Tricky to start then two excellent pitches. Lot of people on the route though. Finish at sun set
steveb2006 - Lead - 03/Feb/96 with Ian Cartwright

Date is a guess
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Jan/93 with Martin Doyle

biggianthead - 18/Jan/87 with M

charlesmfrench - AltLd - 03/Mar/86

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Peter Metcalfe, Will Smith, Pohil, iksander
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