Great Route! Led P1, seconded 2,3,4+6. Soloed P5. Dave thought it was full on grade 4 in some places. Ice is very thin Pitches 1 + 2 now!!!mfisher - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Dave Ayris, Matthew Breakell
matty123 - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Dave Ayris, fish
foostu4 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13
Ben Wolstenholme - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with John Mason
Deliberately turned up at the bottom of the route at 2 pm, great result! No traffic. 2nd pitch was well dodgy to solo in lean/chopped up conditions. Fighting with my picks to stay in. 1 of them actually ripped out! The other 1 stayed put. THANK GOD! Otherwise, I wouldn't be writing this! The ice got better and better. In fact, top pitch had so much ice, it was worth just abbing down to do just that. Later another party topping out as I approached my sack at the bottom. So early start isn't recommended, especially for April. No need. Have a lie-in!
Skinny Kin - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/13
Shockingly good! At last! Thin at bottom, pushing tech 4/IV pitch 1/2. Rest = sustained III. Well worth us coming out of semi-winter-climbing-have-baby-now-more-responsible-retirement for! Surprise was how damn sublime the middle stuff was. Lovely and airy end to last pitch. Winter climbing doesn't get any better.
jimorothy - Lead - 04/Apr/13 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13
Thin and delicate at the bottom, apparently grade IV, fat and extensive ice at the top, III with an airy top out.
BnB - 03/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13
The route has seen lots of traffic. It feels like stepped grade 2-3 scramble at the moment even if one takes steep lines.
Pohil - Lead - 02/Apr/13 with Paul Eliott
wupert - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Will Cook
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/13
BenTiffin - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Dan Robinson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/13
Great route. Well stepped so in grade III condition.
Conan - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Matt
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Dave Hayward
The thin lower pitch felt more like IV to me, even with it stepped out. Really varied climbing.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Katharine
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13
I've been struggling to think if I've ever had a better day out winter climbing. Superb route which I've been wanting to do since the last century and a fabulous day. Done in three long pitches, of which Matt led the first two. Led the wonderful last pitch which was in superb condition.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 01/Apr/13 with Matt Gordon
yorkshiresherpa - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with Ben Hirst
net - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with George
GPN - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Annette
Excellent evening adventure with Johan and Cal. Bottom pitch was thin but in good mixed condition. The last ice pitch was great.
Rick Armitage - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Cal Reid, Johanne Guasden
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Andy Chadwick
Lean conditions low down Final pitch good Ice finish great weather big wait due to other groups on the climb.
hamishjfk - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Andy mckay, Stephen spencer
One of the best ice routes around. Perfect ice well protected, interesting and varied pitches. Top icefall was in beautiful condition.
Andy Chadwick - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Ken Taylor
spadge - 2nd - 31/Mar/13
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Andy H, victim of mathematics
morsy - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with peter berwick
Soloed P1, led P3. Totes amazeballs.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Andy, crossdressingrodney
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13
Grade IV in its curent state.
Diggler - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Calder
Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/13
Calder - 2nd - 30/Mar/13 with Mark
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13
Pete23 - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with Stephen Mors
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13
lovely route fatter than last year!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with tim millen
Hidden - 29/Mar/13
tk1991 - 2nd - 29/Mar/13
ramsy71 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Neil Machon
Great conditions, awesome final pitch and even a bit of sun!
Harry Kingston - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Clay Conlon
excellent route, good climbing on every pitch
crowberry gully - AltLd - 28/Mar/13 with Ross McGibbon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13
Night climb in excllent conditions with one head toarch after "technical difficulties"
moose ridd - AltLd - 28/Mar/13 with M.Sadler
Brilliant conditions, and a very good route.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Harry K
Cliff Lowther - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13
johniebriggs - AltLd - 27/Mar/13 with Kat M
set off at 5.30 pm finished 1.30am
MFB - AltLd - 27/Mar/13 with MB
Excellent, The first few technical pitches lead on to a superb final pitch that is currently sprouting a couple of fine ice umbrellas :)
petegunn - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Will
Amazing conditions, quite scary! Linked the first two pitches together then went around the forth as it looked quite thin. The last pitch is in very good condition with quite scary ice umbrella's/mushrooms at the top. All in all the best route I've done in winter!
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Thomas Reid
SPD224 - 2nd - 24/Mar/13 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Martin Smith
Ice climbing with Chris Densham (leading) and Tom Appleby.
JenRoberts - TR O/S - 24/Mar/13 with Chris D, Tom
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/13
Thin but in
tomdadom - 23/Mar/13 with Jen Roberts, Chris Densham
clams - AltLd - Mar/13 with James
Hidden - Lead rpt - 2013
very thin lower down! just climbable! top pitch fully in and awsome! great day out!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd - 2012
felt harder than 3
spoony84 - AltLd - 2011
Hidden - 2011
tjmillen - Solo - 26/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Dec/10
Cracking climb. Chockstone pitch was pretty thin so bailed around the edge. The other pitches were great.
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Dom, Andy Blackett
Fantastic climb all the way, with fat, gorgeously plastic ice on the top pitch. Otherwise quite lean though. Lead the easier P4 only.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Phil L (PCC)
Led 1st and last pitches.
Dave did 2nd and 3rd.
Not in top nick so more like grade 4/5.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 02/Dec/10 with Dave Rogers
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/10
Great stuff. Shame all the pretty icicles on the last pitch have been hacked off by passing climbers!
Toreador - Lead - 14/Jan/10 with Carmen
wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/10 with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/10 with Paul blanchard
nakedave - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with adam noble
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/10
Spence22 - AltLd - Jan/10 with Ed
Hidden - Solo - 2010
Hidden - 28/Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Feb/09
Walked up to the crag to see what we would find. Found the climb in excellant condition with plenty of water ice in the chimney sections, thin in places but both finished the day with very big grins!!
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 10/Feb/09 with Alan
An absolute classic in water ice nick, moves of 4 on each pitch.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Simon, gustav
Led top pitch, Simon P1, Matt P2
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Matt G and Simon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09
jason - AltLd - Jan/09 with manmike
Tenko - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/06 with Dave Allen
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 29/Feb/04 with Ian _Haigh, Andy Tallent
biggianthead - 20/Feb/86 with Malcolm
A night time ascent after work.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/86 with Andrew Atkinson
Hammy - Lead - 05/Feb/86 with Pete Smith
Martin Haworth - Solo - Feb/86
Richard Weller - Jan/85 with Andy Collins
Hidden - AltLd rpt - Mar/83
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/83
biggianthead - Jan/82 with M
in good nick
David Smith - Lead - 13/Dec/81 with Andy Bennett
Andy Hyslop - 31/Jan/76 with Ed Cleasby