Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/14
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/14 with Paul Mckenzie, Ted Rudd
paulmck - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/14 with Ted
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/14
fun, FUN, FUUUUUN!! However the enjoyment of a 5 minute, 500 m bum slide down an avalanchey valley to the path made me wonder why I persist in going the opposite way to gravity...
Sam Husband - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Robin Woodward, Ollie Willmot
Started before dawn, was awesome, then slid all the way back down to the main path at the bottom. Super fun.
Edward Hastrop - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Rob Thomas, Tom Bushell
bailed after ? 3rd pitch due to "heavy spindrift" (burried my rucksack under 5"...route was very hooked so easy for grade.
joe gallacher - AltLd - 08/Feb/14 with Andrew Petersen, Paul Griffiths
Seconded P1 and lead the P2 snow slope. DNF the crux P3 due to avalanches - partners hit in gulley above so retreated before I could come up.
AndrewP - 2nd dnf - 07/Feb/14 with Paul Griffiths
After seeing many teams on the day before, we went for a 6 am walk in and had a lovely climb with the valley to ourselves up until the masses started whilst we were on the thin and trudgey P3 (my lead). The crux P2 was a hook fest, but still pumpy. The highlight was the tabogan style decent path to the left.
Robin UK - Lead - Feb/14
NickJH - Lead rpt - Feb/14 with LiamG
Ben Watts - 2nd β - 14/Jan/14 with Andy Owen BMG, Louise Grimster
Led the main pitch. Excellent ice conditions but very hooked-out, which made the climbing feel much easier.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Anna Kennedy
annak - AltLd - 04/Jan/14 with Lee Harrison
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/13 with Moritz Lesserman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/13
Great warm up in good by tough early season condition. P1 thin in places but easy, good for getting back into it (first winter route of the season). P2 easy snow with bits of ice thrown in for good measure. P3 cone and pillar was funky then wet then steep - great pitch. We belayed at the trees to the right of the cone and pillar, so I went up the right hand side of the cone on weird ice flower thingies, then traversed left through the torrent cascading from above - good test for the new waterproof! The only sensible (i.e. dry) way up was on the left hand side, which was pretty steep, in fact felt slightly overhanging for a couple of moves due to the feet being undercut, but at times it was thankfully possible to bridge out onto the dodgy icicles on the left. The steep section was only about 6m high but still felt pretty tough for a 4 - I reckon it would be easier when it's fatter and it certainly wasn't a hookfest. In fact felt not dissimilar to the Devil's Appendix. Cold wet gloves didn't help! The last few metres were much easier. David struggled valiantly on the second (no doubt partly because he was carrying a hefty rucksack, which he eventually jettisoned and watched it disappear down the route) but got up eventually, though not until an Italian guide rudely climbed more or less through him. P4 easy snow to a narrow icy steepening which was pretty thin and reminded me of back home! Walked off to the side (to find the rucksack at the bottom of the route!) but possible to ab off as all belays are bolted and equipped with maillons. Led P1, P3 and P4.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/13 with David
Led P2 pillar
machars - AltLd - 17/Dec/13 with Neil
Jack led the hard pitch. Pumpy!
matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Jack Symmons, Glynn hudson, Tom Skelhon
Lead main steep pitch, great climbing, hero hooks all the way!
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Tom Skelhon
Chubbard - AltLd rpt - 12/Feb/13 with C Godfrey
Nails. 10m of 90 degrees.
ruaidh - Lead - 11/Feb/13 with Paul
RocKalina - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Andyclimb
Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/13
With Isabelle and Tim
acb44 - 2nd - Jan/13
acb44 - Jan/13
Abbed off before crux pitch
clams - AltLd dnf - Dec/12 with Jim + Toby
Chubbard - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with C Godfrey
Abbed off from tree at P3 as girls were cold and did not like the look of the vertical cascade! Would love to come back and do it some time in the future.
BelayBunney - AltLd dnf - 08/Feb/12 with Lorna, Catherine, Francois
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Feb/12
stevepotter - 06/Feb/12 with Matt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jan/12
P2: me; hooked but pumpy
P3: Josef; his first lead on ice
Charlie Evans - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/12 with Josef, Chris
atch - 24/Jan/12
Tim Bateman - Lead - 15/Jan/12 with Jamie, Alistair Crawford
Hidden - Lead - Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/11
jarriz - AltLd - 15/Feb/11
pillar hooked massively, more like a ladder.
smithaldo - AltLd - 08/Feb/11 with the real jim hall, mark j
Hidden - Feb/11
John Carney - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with Brooke Borden, David Linton
NickJH - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with M Bennett
maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Jez
Jez - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Maybe_Si
industrialiceman - AltLd - 29/Jan/11
First ice route of the year. An easy introduction led p1 & p2 to the bolt on the lhs and abbed off. P3 looked steep with tough, brittle ice.
Pete Nugent - Lead - 23/Jan/11 with Alan Dobson
First and third pitches easy; 2nd pitch steep but great fun. And we got to do the awesome bum-slide descent (cf. Patinaggio Artistico) again!
andybuckley - AltLd - 18/Jan/11 with Tom Whipple
All in good condition but very busy.
Tim Bateman - Lead - 16/Jan/11 with Nick Horton, Nick Beale, George Bird
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/11
Seymore Butt - 2011
Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Feb/10
markvader - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/10
georgec - AltLd - Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/09
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 19/Jan/09 with Steve Grove
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/09
First pitch very banked out, soloed
Sam W - 2nd - 02/Jan/09 with Nic Sharpe
Shamefull retreat, psychological failure at the start of the 'beau free standing'...I will be back!
sebastien - AltLd dnf - Feb/05 with Malcolm Mc.
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/05
kerry cooper - 2nd - Feb/04
McGus - 2nd - 21/Jan/04 with Nick Brook
zero six - AltLd O/S - 2004
liz j - AltLd - Jan/03 with neil brodie