Blizzard Ridge Direct** E1 5b
14m. It can also be started direct (strenuous) up the lower arête for a full E1 5b tick.
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Sam McCarthy - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Tom Bennell, James Lowe

James Lowe - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Tom Bennell, Sam M

Calum Wadsworth - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Emma

Kim M - Lead O/S - 06/May/15 with Nige

dbottomley - Lead β - Apr/15

MysteriousCeorl - TR - 20/Mar/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/15

Makes an already brilliant climb even better. Boulder start.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/15 with Andy

found the 5b bit much easier that the 5a bit.
andy.smythe - 2nd - 10/Feb/15

Luke Dawson - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/14

lee1234 - 2nd O/S - 13/Dec/14 with Neilmackie

Cake - Lead rpt - 27/Oct/14 with Matt

A good variation on the original route.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Ben Cole

Roisin - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14 with theomoore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14 with Charlie Low

charlielow - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/14 with Jack Knight

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - 23/Mar/14

dom94 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Laura Bulson, Leo Hawthorne

Nice! how direct do you start? climbing the front aret feels much harder than 5b.
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 03/Feb/14

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/14 with Andy, Paul Hy

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/14 with Andy G, Rob S

Ended up climbing in somewhat dark conditions, so ran it out after putting gear halfway... Fun route though!
MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Calum Wadsworth

Matthew Ferrier - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Nick

amccann - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/13

Teappleby - 2nd - 12/Nov/13 with Alex McCann

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Nov/13

steveb2006 - Lead - 04/Nov/13 with Valerie Partington

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 27/Sep/13 with Andy

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 22/May/13

better line than original
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 06/May/13

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/13 with HPC

bclifton - Lead - 2013

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Dave Sargent

Felt a nice start and in my opinion enhances the route.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Vic Paterson

leon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Steven Davidson

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

torsok - 2nd β - 29/Jul/12 with Nic

Direct start makes a better line, but the best climbing is still on the original - lovely balancy steps. Protection a bit fiddly and spaced, but sufficient. Classic. (Previously seconded original.)
Andy Clarke - Lead β - 22/Jul/12 with Tim, Dale

Mix of the direct and the White Out finish makes for an exciting climb, when you're expecting a classic HVS!
Pythonist - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Jenni Young

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with dan geh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12

Felt harder than I remembered, some very slopey holds in the bottom half and took a while to figure out the normal route crux, great fun though!
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Emily

pmurdy - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Jonny Reay

Lovely bottom section of slopeyness. Good cams in the breaks. You may be able to find a lovely knee bar on Blizzard ridge :)
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/11

gw3285 - Lead - 21/Aug/11

My first E1!
dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Put a foot on the block behind for one move which felt a little like cheating, otherwise a nice route and better protected that I'd expected. We put a top rope down after my mate backed off the lead.
Mr. K - TR O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Ben Redgate

RKernan - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Janette McDonald

IamJam - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Ronan Kearnan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/11

alasdair19 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Cake - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Matt

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ruth Colston, Rebecca Ellis

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Graeme H

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10

coated in snow on top so had to belly flop and wriggle the top. good fun........
masonwoods101 - Lead O/S - 2010

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 05/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09

cobweb - Lead - 31/Oct/09 with martyn hopson

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 30/Aug/09 with Mark Williams

Direct start.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Seb Tazzyman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/09

Was expecting it to have a lot less gear than it did, pretty well protected imo.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/08 with Ollie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

tobydunford - 2nd β - 11/Jul/08 with Harry Martin

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Steve and Fliss

robal - Lead O/S - 2008

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 10/Nov/07 with Nick Willis & John Buchan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

Oceanic - May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/07

A great line up an arete, not as bold as the guidebook says and the slopey start is quite thought provoking...
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with James and Ellie

Benjones45_99 - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with Sam Davies

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Stig - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/06 with Karl Walton

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/05

RossG - 2005

Lev - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Andrew Bitmead

brownie mike - Lead O/S - 2004

Different Steve - Lead O/S - Sep/02 with Rupert Holbrook

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 09/May/99

Billg - Lead O/S - 1998

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 09/Apr/96 with Robert Durran

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Sam McCarthy, Mowglee, Steve Waters, Mynydd, philboy, climbingrick

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E18 of 20
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