Moss Ghyll (Winter)*** V 6
[Traversing out on Collies Step. , 1 kb]135m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Follow the summer line. From the amphitheatre a number of finishes are possible.1) Collie Exit. Climb directly up slabs on the left for 12m then traverse L to a short chimney III. 2) Barton's Exit, as for the Collie Exit for 12m, then continue up the steep slabby corner above the overlap. Moss Gill can be climbed under a wide range of conditions. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Traversing out on Collies Step. © Adamski1986
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Brown - AltLd - 08/Feb/15 with John

A True Lakeland classic. Hats off to O G Jones soloing it back in 1893. Superb : )
petegunn - Lead - 05/Feb/15 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/15

sgl - AltLd - 04/Feb/15 with Matt

Lead P2 and P4 - Finished up Collies Exit
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/15 with Tim Rodgers

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 31/Jan/15 with Adam Gregg

P1,2,3,5 I linked P1 and 2, then did P3 as tennis court wall more my thing than Chris'. Traverse back into gully very bold, took a higher traverse on flakes and stepped up onto a ledge. Poor snow. Then stepped down into gully to climb up to beneath the chock stone. Chris led the collie step boldy with a tricam runner and I finished up the collie exit.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Chris Vernon

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 30/Mar/13

Bailed after tennis court wall - v. powdery!
joe_lancs - AltLd dnf - 29/Mar/13

good conditions. continued interest all the way with good protection. collies step thinly iced
fatboyblim - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with mark

Hidden - 20/Feb/13

Excellent climb, very good conditions.
GPN - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with Shaw Brown

Great conditions, just the right amount of ice on the chockstone pitch. Backed off leading the 3rd pitch, George saved the day!
Shaw Brown - 09/Feb/13 with George North

Andy Chadwick - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Dave Oliver

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Dec/12

Andrew1 - AltLd - 08/Dec/12 with will, Chris Fisher

Hidden - 2011

Cracking day. Mostly direct so some steeper bits. Boot ski (and 100m uncontrolled slide!) descent virtually all the way down. Tremendous.
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Adam

loved it, Colloies step was superb, although thin, perfect conditions, boot skied most of the way back down too what a great day.
A Crook - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Neil Griffiths

Neve was good and turf still frozen but the ice was thin and wet, especially at the Collie Step. Excellent route with lots of character
crowberry gully - 13/Mar/10 with Ross McGibbon

Stunning Route in Stunning Condition on a Stunning day!
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with John Hubbard

Nice route and conditions were OK. Mixed wall pitch and Collie Step pitch both good.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with richard white

Brilliant route. Varied and very interesting as a three. Took a winger off the Collie Step, but jumped back on and did second time around, thin ice put me off. Great Neve everywhere else.
Dave Warburton - AltLd - 06/Mar/10 with gareth uglow, Tom Nichols

First proper mixed route. Led the middle pitch up to the cave/chockstone. Awesome day out.
Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Tom Nichols, Dave Warburton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Had a go at Harvest crunch, no ice on the upper slab. lobbed and finished up Moss Gill
mux - 28/Feb/10 with frost

frost - Lead - 28/Feb/10 with D Garry

Great route,several tough moves, equivalent to scottish V,6.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/10 with Steve Grove

Plenty of spindrift pouring down but good ice in general, frozen turf in places and snow-ice. The cracked wall pitch was delicate as was Collies Step. Alot of clearing required to find pro, but once uncovered there is, in general, enough. Currently in awesome condition.
Rydell - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10

A fantastic route cutting through some amazing scenery. The turf was all well frozen but everything was covered in an unhelpful layer of powder. There was plenty of old snow and some ice but this ranged from solid to very brittle and unhelpful. The pitch to the chockstone was hard and scary as there wasn't much for axes and the Collie step was pretty thin too.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/10 with John Barker

Good conditions - Collie step good few inches of ice.
Jules C - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Jez Such

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/10

Hidden - 10/Feb/10

tjmillen - AltLd - 07/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

andy gittins - 2nd - 2010 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

NickJH - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

Awesome day - clear blue sky, had the whole crag to ourselves. No ice as such but plenty of powder, well frozen turf and rime. About IV 5 under such conditions I felt.
DSM - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Andy Gittins

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Loz Monkton

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Feb/09 with Si Moore

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2009

Grand day out. Loved the mixed pitches to exit after Collie's step. All quite tough.
Tim Sparrow - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/08

jon eccles - AltLd - 30/Nov/08 with cris fisher

Called it a day on pitch 3. Great mixed ground up to that point. no frozen turf or much ice so hooking & torquing most of the way.
manmike - AltLd dnf - 29/Nov/08 with Jason

jason - AltLd dnf - 29/Nov/08 with manmike

backed off due to lack of motivation and one of the birketts swarming past us halfway up. at least he took his second axe out.
Tobias at Home - AltLd dnf - 19/Mar/06 with SteveM

DNF, backed off after 3 pitches
SteveM - AltLd - 19/Mar/06 with KeithW, Tobs

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1988 with Joe Giblin

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 26/Jan/85

Bob - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/85 with Bill Birkett

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/84

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Feb/76 with Ken Taylor

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