7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Four pitches. The classic of the area. Bolgen is easy to spot from the road despite the fact that the 3rd pitch is hidden by rock. The first pitch offers sustained (and good) ice to a belay on the right. The second pitch goes up to the point where the waterfall narrows. The third pitch is quite easy and this pitch can be stretched with a mobile belay, saving you one pitch. Follow two pillars to the top. Walk off to the right (west) and abseil from the trees. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Beware, pretty sustained for a WI3 and we did it in 7 pitches - not the guidebook 4.

neilwiltshire 06/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 3

with Simon Kemper, Nick Dedekind
plain kitten ??/2015 Lead
BushwackerBritz ??/2015 -
DanielJ 30/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Warm, wet and thin. But still fun, definitely one of the best easy routes Ive climbed. Placed a handful of nuts and a cam. Glad for tree abseils, woulda been sketchy to rap on abalakovs. Led 150m followed 50. You could probably climb two more pitches of easy ice with a step or two.

with Kaj
RobEdwards 25/Jan/14 AltLd

Lots of snow!

with Maddy
pebbles 24/Jan/14 AltLd

steve p1, me p2, smiler p3. p4 didnt have much ice so we finished at the third pitch. rest of pitches had lots of ice and were excellent - fantastic day out

with smiler, steve j
Shaw Brown 23/Jan/14 AltLd
with steve gould
danJBA 20/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 AltLd
chris smith 20/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 AltLd
Braintax 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
neilwiltshire 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Went too far left on the last pitch and ended up finished on a sketchy root which we had to abseil from, rather than the proper belay.

with Richard
KeithW 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Brittle conditions. Awkward ab back down.

with Scouse
Hidden 14/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
barryjacks 08/Feb/13 2nd dnf

completed 4 full pitches on 60m rope, ran out of daylight and descended in the dark

with Phil Milne, Andrew Maddison, Pete McCreedy
Sophie Nunn 03/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Al G
BorisVBlade 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Gonzalo, Murray Cutforth
Poco Loco 20/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Five long pitches on 60m ropes. Some fun an quite sustained sections for a III. Following a group of three, so plenty of time to relax and admire the surrounding. Thin ice in the upper pitches. Top route.

with Will Wykes
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd dnf
Tomek S 19/Feb/12 AltLd dnf

We did three pitches up to the icy slab and then abseiled down off trees. Pretty sustained climb (especially 2nd pitch). Great route ***

Wojttek 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Braintax 11/Feb/12 AltLd dnf

Backed off second pitch to go for a pint.

muzz44 ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
charlesmfrench ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Anette
Hidden 08/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
ollie1 04/Feb/10 Lead β

Great climb, looonger than guidebook says.

twodada ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S

lead all 4 pitches, descended in dark. note guide states 4 pitchs, but there could be two easir pitchs above at WI2

with Bill Thurston
Big Lee 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Awesome climb but 4 pitches??? More like 5 with a 60m rope.

cham749 26/Jan/10 AltLd
DvO 04/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Parsons, Adam Billing
Hidden 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
jarriz 15/Jan/09 AltLd
andysroom ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Jamie Degel ?/Jan/09 Solo O/S

First Pitch with pack solo. Then alternate lead with Julia Ciba

with Martin Fricke (DAV Hamburg)
Adi Hooper 17/Feb/08 AltLd
with Roger Ward
Hidden 06/Mar/07 AltLd
Mike Hall 03/Mar/07 2nd
with GGraham
Hidden 20/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
shazbat ?/Mar/06 AltLd

Awesome, but more than the guidebook no of pitches - it just keeps going..

with SCC
Hidden ??/2006 -
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