100m, 3 pitches.

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

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

Smith42 03/Apr/13 Lead

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.

Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
cballard ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
DSM 05/Dec/10 Lead O/S

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!

with Andy Gittins
Shaw Brown 09/Jan/10 AltLd

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

with Ian Cooksey
andy gittins ??/2010 -
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 03/Feb/96 Lead

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

with Ian Cartwright
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jan/93 -

Date is a guess

with Martin Doyle
biggianthead 18/Jan/87 -
with M
charlesmfrench 03/Mar/86 AltLd


Hidden 22/Feb/86 AltLd O/S
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