Lead long third pitch then had to come off top of route not incrabtreer - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13
crabtreer - AltLd - 05/Mar/13 with Colin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/13
First attempt: sluice opened (hint: you do not want to be on this route when the sluice opens). Second attempt: cracked off bits of tooth with adze.
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Tom Skelhon
First route in ice. Awesome! Took all the steepest bits we could find.
matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Jack Symmons, Glynn hudson, Tom Skelhon
Awesome route, was almost too hot climbing in the sun all day. Lead pitch 2, first ice lead :)
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Frank, Olli Crudge
Warm in the sun, surface of ice was very soft/mushy. Frank lead 1, Rachel lead 2, I was half way up pitch 3 when something above released a load of water down the pitch! Not knowing when the torrent was going to end I down climbed to the belay and scuttled back to the sunshine to warm up. Finished the climb as the sun set.
Olli-C - AltLd - 19/Feb/13 with Frank, Rachel Slater
Happy Haggis - 2nd - 14/Feb/13 with Hugh Robinson
Did all 5 pitches this time, totally different than last time. Great route
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13 with Debbie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13
First time ice climbing - incredible.
Happy Haggis - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with Hugh Robinson
Robbo1 - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with Jen Robinson
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/13
Claimed the RH slope on the upper tier this time
John Roe - AltLd - 04/Feb/13 with Ian (Jugs) Jones
RandomHero - AltLd - 03/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13
Just the first pitch, did a steeper version with some overhang, wich was fun.
alpinestar_no1 - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/13
Wonderfull climb. Lead all 5 pitches, did left hand start. Crux was pitch 3.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Feb/13 with Rob
muzz44 - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Tim
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13
First propper ice lead (yesterday's was very easy). P1 got interesting towards the top and I felt intimidated. Brilliant route, brilliant day, maybe best ever climbing day.
puppythedog - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/13
firthy1234 - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jan/13
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13
razzorbuzz - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/13 with Andy.E
Great route, climbed left hand finish for one pitch then abbed off because it was dripping
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/13 with Tom Woodstone
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/13
Tim Bateman - Lead - 11/Jan/13 with Jamie, Nick Horton, George Bird
Very thin conditions, making the right-hand start (II,4) particularly scary at the top: steep and suspect ice with a waterfall rushing past your ear! Did P1-4 then mixed traverse off left, as rest of top slab looked ready to slide off. Took an impressive whipper on P4 when axe ripped. First fall onto an ice screw. Led P2&4.
Andy Clarke - AltLd dog - 08/Jan/13 with Tim
jonathan watt - 04/Jan/13
Hidden - Solo RP - 03/Jan/13
hamishjfk - Jan/13 with Dave Connelly, Andy Wilson
RocKalina - AltLd - Jan/13 with Andyclimb
Hidden - 2013
cmaradcliffe - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/12
only had time for first to pitch, be foe darkness great fun with water running behind ice coloum.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Jim Griffiths
Making the most of the day having spent the morning and early afternoon getting Jocky to the dentist for emergency treatment. Led the pitches that I was 2nd on the previous visit.
John Roe - AltLd - 13/Feb/12 with Adam Davis
A circus arrived just after we finished the first pitch...
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Swedish Kim
John Roe - AltLd - 07/Feb/12 with Adam Davis, Iain (Jocky) Marr
smudge - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/12 with Rob
Backed off last pitch as was too wet. Nice climb - we picked the right time as there was a circus of people starting the route when we descended!
BelayBunney - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/12 with Lorna, Catherine, Francois
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Feb/12
Did pitch 3 then played on the steep left hand section.
trish1968 - 2nd dnf - 01/Feb/12 with Nick Bennett
Probably the best time i've had climbing, such a blast and a great route, perfect condition. Climbing in t-shirts in bright blue skies.
Sianny - 2nd O/S - Feb/12 with steve
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/12
Great climb but first pitch wasn't in good shape due to recent thaw
Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/12 with Weagie
Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/12
Did pitch 1 and 2 fell on first pitch. Pitch 3 mega busy with top ropers so saved it for another day.
trish1968 - 2nd dnf - 29/Jan/12 with Nick Bennett
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Patrick, Trevor, Gavin
Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/12
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Trevor W (PCC)
georgec - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Clare, Sandra K
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jan/12
industrialiceman - 27/Jan/12
atch - 26/Jan/12
Back to do the while route Chris lead the first I lead the second third and fifth now lead all but the first
parksy986 - AltLd - 23/Jan/12 with chris dovey
Soloed pitch 2 and 4.
Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Jonny Armstrong, Steve Drake
Started the first pitch It was very thin so backed off Chris picked up the second, third had loads of top roppers so walked round I lead the forth Chris the fifth a good day out
parksy986 - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with chris dovey
Chris Dovey - Lead - 22/Jan/12 with Luke Parkes
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/12
Claire Molloy - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with Andy Perkins, Noelle
NoelleG - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with Claire Molloy
Tim Bateman - Lead - 12/Jan/12
mike.moss - Solo O/S - 12/Jan/12
Steve Kempley - AltLd - 12/Jan/12 with Gus
Classic day out!
Karl Wooffindin - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/12 with Sam Read, Bryce Rigler
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/12
John Carney - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/12 with Brooke Borden, David Linton
Hidden - Lead - Jan/12
Hidden - Lead - Jan/12
Omitted first two pitches - melting.
Hoping to do the long left hand finish this time, but it had turned into a rock climb!
Rog Wilko - Lead - 17/Feb/11 with Debbie Wilkinson
bsavage - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/11 with Jeremy Savage
Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/11
first (hard) pitch not formed so soloed up to after the big hole. Nice warm up route for the holidays.
smithaldo - AltLd - 05/Feb/11 with mark j
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/11
twoplates - AltLd - 02/Feb/11
Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/11
andy mcc - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Jason King
maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Jez
Jez - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Maybe_Si
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/11
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Rhys
Rhys Macallister - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with stuart
1st pitch a grade harder.
steven - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Dave Ryder
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11
Mike Hall - 2nd - 23/Jan/11 with Gerard
johnmctighe - 2nd O/S - 18/Jan/11
Avoided first pitch as the top was detached and it all looked really dangerous. Lots of thin ice and lots of water in 2nd pitch which made it great fun The rest was easy, but nice atmosphere... finished by lunchtime and time for an afternoon of messing around elsewhere.
andybuckley - AltLd - 16/Jan/11 with Tom Whipple
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/11
LardClimber - Jan/11 with Phil Belcher
Phil Belcher - AltLd O/S - Jan/11
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/11
Hidden - Jan/11
Seymore Butt - 2011
Lead the second pitch
littlered.rachael - AltLd - 05/Mar/10
Gustav - AltLd rpt - 20/Feb/10 with Niall Dickson, James H
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/10
petellis - 2nd - 17/Feb/10 with Em, Aly
Ally Smith - Lead - 15/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/10
Great route though was a bit warm when we got to the top two pitches and the snow was mostly slush
Hannes - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10
ruaidh - Lead - 06/Feb/10 with Baz
markvader - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/10
nukebat - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10 with Colin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/10
Topper Harley - AltLd - Feb/10
garethMottram - AltLd O/S - Feb/10 with Hannes
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/10
We started before dawn in the night. I lead the first pitch by headlamp on the steepest line (WI4 in the guidebook), which went CRRRUHH, with me on it! A hasty exit to easier ground and all was well!
Charlie Evans - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/10 with Colin Thornton
Up to the third headwall. Left branch start (WI2)
francois - Lead - 24/Jan/10 with Lorna
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/10
Tim Bateman - Lead - 16/Jan/10 with George Bird
HamishD - AltLd O/S - Dec/09 with sergei
When the sun came out, it was very hot day. Nice blue sky and white snow and ice. Ice was melting a touch in the sun. Lots of snowshoers passing by to take pictures.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/09 with Piotr Bamberski, John Flitcroft
Repeat of last year. last pitch very thin and brittle. Feeling very uncomfortable watching water through about 5mm of clear ice when suddenly three German Alpine guides solo past me at speed. The last fella only had one axe ?!
ruaidh - Lead β - 01/Mar/09 with Ant
Led all 5 pitches, my first real ice climb. Brilliant fun (last pitch was more of a slush scrabble than an ice climb though...)
groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/09 with Patrick
AngusB - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with RoryG
Classic route, taking a lovely, scenic line up the valley. Perfect ice climbing really - short walk in, in the sun all afternoon (started at 1pm!) and soft ice. Did the right version at the bottom (easy WI4) and a nice pillar on pitch 3. Thoroughly recommended....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Emily
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 18/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/09
Very nice. Led P1 (easy as stepped out), 3 (climbing on holes in an ice shell and belaying on a pipe) and 4, didn't bother with 5.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/09
Best climbed on a working day to avoid hords of locals
MD - AltLd - 09/Feb/09 with Misha
glaramara - AltLd - 01/Feb/09 with jules hearn
NickJH - AltLd O/S - Feb/09 with A Hird
industrialiceman - 2nd - 31/Jan/09
machars - Lead rpt - 23/Jan/09 with James
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/09
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/09 with Steve Grove
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 17/Jan/09
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Jan/09
chris.mac - 2009
Heisenberg - 2nd - 05/Feb/08 with Ali Welsh
Heisenberg - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/08 with Ali Welsh
brockers - Feb/08 with CarlZ
existing debt - 2nd - 28/Jan/08 with Iain a
Celebrated my birthday in style.
gingernick - AltLd - 22/Jan/08 with Chris Guest
Led all 5 pitches :) :) including onsighting the 1st pitch & 3rd pitch (left hand side) which I hadn't climbed before. Started the 5th pitch on the left hand side, rather than the steep middle section. Also top-roped the 3rd pitch (middle of the wall, just right of the 'arete') using just a single axe.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead rpt - 18/Jan/08 with Dave Marasco & Paul Farmer
Climbed as 4 pitches, missing out the 1st pitch as it was so busy. Led the 3rd pitch (on the right hand side) as only my second ever ice lead :) Followed Rick up the steepest part of the final pitch, in front of the small cave. Also top-roped the 3rd pitch (middle of the wall, on the left and the right of the 'arete') a few times.
Nick Smith - UKC - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/08 with Jeremy Harris & Rick Marchant
Tim Bateman - Lead - 14/Jan/08 with Nick Beale
Tim Bateman - Lead - 12/Jan/08 with George Bird
Tim Bateman - AltLd - 11/Jan/08 with George Bird
perranman - 2008 with azzy
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jan/07
Fine, sunny, -12C start but warmed up later. Excellent ice pitches.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/06 with SteveM
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/06
machars - 2nd - 10/Feb/06 with Neil
McGus - Lead - 07/Feb/06 with Nick Brook
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jan/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/06
Walked off after 3 pitches - too many other parties on the route
Robbie H - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/06 with Ruth Hogger
Climbing in parallel with Simon and Helene
Robbie H - Lead - 07/Jan/06 with Sabine Hanciaux
Hidden - Solo - Jan/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/05
First encounter with proper ice climbing: what a luxury compared to Scotland. Almost too luxurious...
sebastien - AltLd - Feb/05 with Malcolm Mc.
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05
Gustav - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with James 1
machars - 2nd - 25/Jan/05 with Jim
gully 1st pitch and 2nd pitch only
Allan Young - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/05
To my first winter fall whilst dry tooling to get to the start of the 1st pitch. Managed the traverse then fell off the easy ground into the pond!
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Neil Mathews
Daniel Wrightson - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with riccardo corbini
kerry cooper - 2nd - Feb/04
pitches 2, then 3, then 4, then abseil to climb 1st pitch
Allan Young - 2nd β - 23/Jan/04 with Phil Spick
The Bad Cough - Lead rpt - 23/Jan/04 with Barry Cubbins
Gully 1st pitch and 2nd pitch only
Allan Young - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/04
Hidden - 19/Jan/04
peterbeaumont - 2004
zero six - AltLd O/S - 2004
The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/02 with Barry Cubbins, Andy Perkins
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/02
Hidden - Feb/00