Started up the initial icefall (good grade III). The main icefall pitch was too wet and fragile to take direct so we went up the rake under the icicles and exited via steep icefall at the end (grade III), to access what I think was the final pitch of Cascade. A splendid day complete with cloud inversion.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Carmen
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/15
Hidden - 23/Feb/13
We didn't start until mid afternoon and had to bail before the last pitch due to it going dark ! A really nice route with short sections of tasty ice and easier ground between. Unless Snowdonia routes are undergraded, I would say this is a solid III, certainly as hard (if not harder) than Y gully RH. I found getting a belay after 1st pitch to be a real chore, nothing on the rock.
jandyd05 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Graeme Lennox
DSM - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Andy Gittins
crowberry gully - 14/Mar/10 with Ross McGibbon
Mattyk - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with John Marsham
Didn't do last pitch cos running out of time. Finished up Easy Gully. Beautiful weather, great day out.
MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/10 with Dave Payne
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 01/Feb/10 with Foggy
Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/10
Solo of first pitch, then alt leads for the rest, then the Grade 4 pillar to finish. A Stellar route!
ianburton - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with Alex Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/10
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Dave Evans
John Kettle - Lead - 2006
DerwentDiluted - Lead - Jan/03 with Laurie Smith
bullybones - 1999
biggianthead - Solo - 16/Mar/98
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Jan/96 with Tony Brindle
Lead P1 3 & 5
Mick King - AltLd - 03/Feb/91 with Paul "Doc" Lishman
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/87 with Bob Bennett
biggianthead - 27/Jan/85 with G