It is graded III/IV in the current Lakes winter guide book.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

annastudholme ?/May/13 2nd O/S
mfisher 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

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!!!

with Dave Ayris, Matthew Breakell
matty123 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Ayris, fish
foostu4 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Ben Wolstenholme 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with John Mason
Skinny Kin 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S

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!

jimorothy 04/Apr/13 Lead

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.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
BnB 03/Apr/13 -

Thin and delicate at the bottom, apparently grade IV, fat and extensive ice at the top, III with an airy top out.

Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Pohil 02/Apr/13 Lead

The route has seen lots of traffic. It feels like stepped grade 2-3 scramble at the moment even if one takes steep lines.

with Paul Eliott
Hidden 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/13 AltLd
BenTiffin 02/Apr/13 AltLd
with Dan Robinson
Hidden 02/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Conan 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Great route. Well stepped so in grade III condition.

with Matt
Andrew Wilson 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave Hayward
Somerset swede basher 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S

The thin lower pitch felt more like IV to me, even with it stepped out. Really varied climbing.

with Katharine
Hidden 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko 01/Apr/13 AltLd

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.

with Matt Gordon
yorkshiresherpa 31/Mar/13 2nd
with Ben Hirst
net 31/Mar/13 2nd
with George
GPN 31/Mar/13 AltLd
with Annette
Rick Armitage 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent evening adventure with Johan and Cal. Bottom pitch was thin but in good mixed condition. The last ice pitch was great.

with Cal Reid, Johanne Guasden
Ken Taylor 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Andy Chadwick
hamishjfk 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lean conditions low down Final pitch good Ice finish great weather big wait due to other groups on the climb.

with Andy mckay, Stephen spencer
Andy Chadwick 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

One of the best ice routes around. Perfect ice well protected, interesting and varied pitches. Top icefall was in beautiful condition.

spadge 31/Mar/13 2nd
crossdressingrodney 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
morsy 30/Mar/13 AltLd

great climb

with peter berwick
victim of mathematics 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Soloed P1, led P3. Totes amazeballs.

Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Diggler 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Grade IV in its curent state.

with Calder
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd
Calder 30/Mar/13 2nd
with Mark
Ben1983 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Pete23 30/Mar/13 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
thegoatstroker 30/Mar/13 AltLd

led 2nd pitch. Top pitch well stepped. First pitch tricky. 3rd time lucky

with John Jones
Hidden 29/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

lovely route fatter than last year!

with tim millen
Hidden 29/Mar/13 -
tk1991 29/Mar/13 2nd
ramsy71 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Neil Machon
Harry Kingston 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Great conditions, awesome final pitch and even a bit of sun!

crowberry gully 28/Mar/13 AltLd

excellent route, good climbing on every pitch

with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 28/Mar/13 AltLd

Night climb in excllent conditions with one head toarch after "technical difficulties"

Clay C 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant conditions, and a very good route.

with Harry K
Cliff Lowther 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
johniebriggs 27/Mar/13 AltLd

and tom

with Kat M
MFB 27/Mar/13 AltLd

set off at 5.30 pm finished 1.30am

with MB
petegunn 26/Mar/13 AltLd

Excellent, The first few technical pitches lead on to a superb final pitch that is currently sprouting a couple of fine ice umbrellas :)

with Will
joe.91 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S

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!

Hidden 26/Mar/13 2nd
SPD224 24/Mar/13 2nd
with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Martin Smith
JenRoberts 24/Mar/13 TR O/S

Ice climbing with Chris Densham (leading) and Tom Appleby.

with Chris D, Tom
Hidden 24/Mar/13 2nd
tomdadom 23/Mar/13 2nd

Thin but in

with Jen Roberts, Chris Densham
clams ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with James
ffdalton ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Dean Dalton
Hidden ??/2013 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 AltLd

very thin lower down! just climbable! top pitch fully in and awsome! great day out!

spoony84 ??/2011 AltLd

felt harder than 3

Hidden ??/2011 -
tjmillen 26/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 25/Dec/10 AltLd
Jimmy O 23/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Cracking climb. Chockstone pitch was pretty thin so bailed around the edge. The other pitches were great.

with Dom, Andy Blackett
Ly-Cilph 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb all the way, with fat, gorgeously plastic ice on the top pitch. Otherwise quite lean though. Lead the easier P4 only.

Adi Hooper 02/Dec/10 AltLd

Led 1st and last pitches. Dave did 2nd and 3rd. Not in top nick so more like grade 4/5.

with Dave Rogers
Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd
Simon Caldwell 14/Jan/10 Lead

Great stuff. Shame all the pretty icicles on the last pitch have been hacked off by passing climbers!

with Carmen
wilkie14c 11/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 11/Jan/10 2nd O/S
nakedave 10/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd
Spence22 ?/Jan/10 AltLd
with Ed
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
ashpreston ??/2010 -
Hidden 28/Dec/09 -
Hidden 10/Feb/09 2nd
Mountain Llama 10/Feb/09 AltLd

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!!

with Alan
LakesWinter 07/Feb/09 AltLd

An absolute classic in water ice nick, moves of 4 on each pitch.

with Simon, gustav
Gustav 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch, Simon P1, Matt P2

with Matt G and Simon
Hidden 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
jason ?/Jan/09 AltLd
with manmike
Tenko 16/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Dave Allen
charlesmfrench 29/Feb/04 AltLd O/S


with Ian _Haigh, Andy Tallent
Hidden ?/Dec/95 -
Steve Crowe 19/Jan/87 AltLd O/S

Thin in places. Brilliant.

biggianthead 20/Feb/86 -
with Malcolm
Hidden 19/Feb/86 AltLd
Bob 13/Feb/86 AltLd O/S

A night time ascent after work.

with Andrew Atkinson
Hammy 05/Feb/86 Lead
with Pete Smith
Martin Haworth ?/Feb/86 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/85 Lead O/S
Richard Weller ?/Jan/85 -
with Andy Collins
Hidden ?/Mar/83 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/Feb/83 AltLd
Campbell42 ?/Feb/82 AltLd O/S
with Frank Wilkinson
biggianthead ?/Jan/82 -
with M
Tim Sparrow ?/Jan/82 -
with Ned
uphillnow 13/Dec/81 Lead

in good nick

with Andy Bennett
Andy Hyslop 31/Jan/76 -
with Ed Cleasby
johno072 ?/Feb/72 AltLd
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