Rockfax Description
Easily recognised by the tree frozen inside the ice at top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Just to right of corner (or in the corner) or further right is harder still (may not touch down so start can be energetic)


ClimberDateStyle
manbat 11/Mar TR rpt
Lumbering Oaf 11/Mar TR dog

Left arm gave out nr top. Weak. Otherwise this was pretty steady climbing.

Mr Messy 03/Mar Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 03/Mar 2nd
alexm198 22/Feb Lead O/S

Straightforward lower half, the finish is pretty undercut at the moment which was rather strenuous. Got more pumped on this than on Topp!

P3T3I2 22/Feb TR
ecromwell 22/Feb 2nd
nickstephens 21/Feb 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb TR rpt
Hidden 12/Feb Lead O/S
davkeo 05/Feb Lead O/S

Lovely. Nice belay sitting on tree branch

Jackislav ?/Feb Lead rpt
alastairbegley 31/Jan Lead O/S

Lovely route. Last bit felt steep.

Roberttaylor 21/Jan AltLd O/S

I led the final wall, felt hard for the grade with bullet hard ice.

guhj 15/Jan Lead dnf

Things went well up to the last steep bit. Didn't feel like a good idea, so I backed off...

Hidden 15/Jan 2nd
BLodge 11/Jan Lead
bonoid 05/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S
ClimbingGlen 04/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Challenging route, ice very hard. Gav dropped an axe on lead right at the top! Nice root to hook with the axes at the top.

Matt1234 02/Mar/15 Lead O/S
stratandrew 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S

excellent route.

Stuart Hurworth 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Fun climbing, short steep sections with good rests. Top section is very steep but gives good bridging. Third ever ice lead, using pre-placed screws.

MaccMark 21/Feb/15 TR
OllieF 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Quick dash up after visiting kong vinter, very stepped out due to the ice fest.

with Charles, Andy Hitchings
Menna Pritchard 21/Feb/15 TR
augustus trout 21/Feb/15 TR
Hidden 19/Feb/15 2nd O/S
manbat 18/Feb/15 TR O/S
Jackislav 16/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Steep line onsight in the dark, great line!

nickstephens 16/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Torchlight adventures :)

Hidden 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 13/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
partz 09/Feb/15 2nd O/S
matt.woodfield 09/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Bart Vaganée 06/Feb/15 Lead
Mountain Llama 05/Feb/15 Lead
with Paul S
Hidden 04/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/15 TR O/S
budchawla 02/Feb/15 TR O/S
charles.austin ?/Feb/15 2nd
Richard Kendrick ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Stanley
pebbles 22/Jan/15 Lead rpt

first time I'v lead this, have seconded on previous occasions

with stephen blackman
Steve Woollard 19/Jan/15 Lead
with Ian H
dantheoptimist 01/Jan/15 2nd β

Wet and thin at the top but great fun

Dino Dave ?/Jan/15 2nd
with Steve Gibbs
Hidden ?/Jan/15 Lead O/S
HP9 ?/Jan/15 2nd
plain kitten ??/2015 Lead
zcsharp 29/Dec/14 Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 29/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Blackthorn 05/Mar/14 2nd
with Ollie
andy dunn 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Really hooked out - most of route covered in slushy ice, but decent ice beneath. Top really slushy.

with J
SPD224 28/Feb/14 2nd

Took the far right hand line

with Martin Smith
BoulderyDave 28/Feb/14 -
Hidden 28/Feb/14 -
KevB 28/Feb/14 Lead
with Carl Sunley
Marti999 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Debbie
SPD224 24/Feb/14 -
with Andy Bunnage
Hidden 24/Feb/14 2nd
paulmck 22/Feb/14 -
Happy Wanderer 21/Feb/14 Lead

Led gentler slope 5m to left of main ice pillar. Mixed top section with adjacent rock face. WI3

with Emma Fulton, Piers Fulton
Hidden 21/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S
jasoncash 19/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Ashley Sayers
Ash Sayers 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Pay Attention 16/Feb/14 Lead
with Murilo Lessa, Stewart Young
guy757 16/Feb/14 -
Murilo Lessa 15/Feb/14 Lead O/S
James Thacker 14/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Kris Hill
MrRiley 13/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic pitch!

with Richard Hines, Debbie Lee
Tdavy01 13/Feb/14 Lead
Rickrick 13/Feb/14 -
Debbie Lee 13/Feb/14 2nd
benny_m 10/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Good route quite wet up till half way, lots of snow on the top out

with Su
Hidden 10/Feb/14 2nd
Karl Wooffindin 10/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with JG
brices 06/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Sash
Hidden 04/Feb/14 2nd β
AdamH 01/Feb/14 -
Hidden ?/Feb/14 2nd
Little AndyH ?/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/14 2nd O/S
reima 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Juuso M
pebbles 25/Jan/14 TR

with smiler, michael j, steve j
John Roe 23/Jan/14 2nd

Ben led

with Ben Thynne, Rob "Woody" Wood
John Roe 20/Jan/14 2nd

Pulled the rope through and led with Maddy's gear in situ

with Andrew (Maddy) Maddison
Hidden 20/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 2nd
danJBA 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Brockwell
chris smith 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 18/Jan/14 2nd
bonoid 16/Jan/14 TR
HIGHTOWER 12/Jan/14 Lead β
with Jocky
jezb1 08/Jan/14 Lead
Jo sumner 08/Jan/14 Lead

Led with placed gear

pash 08/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Better conditions than 2 days ago, good ice (except at top).

pwb1981 06/Jan/14 TR O/S
sdmunday 06/Jan/14 TR
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Lead
jezb1 03/Jan/14 Lead

Got cold below the final steep bit so took my time on a ledge before getting on with it. Enjoyable

Jo sumner 03/Jan/14 TR O/S
hamishjfk ??/2014 -
with Michael witt, Andy Wilson
KatOstrich 29/Dec/13 TR
zcsharp 29/Dec/13 TR
with Ollie Stevens
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead
damob123 08/Dec/13 TR rpt

Thin line with brittle ice towards the top

guy757 10/Mar/13 -
guy757 10/Mar/13 -
tjmillen 02/Mar/13 2nd
with Charlie
SPD224 26/Feb/13 2nd
with Andy Bunnage
Hidden 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
neilwiltshire 19/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Richard, Ted Rudd
Andrew Wilson 16/Feb/13 Lead rpt
gw3285 09/Feb/13 Lead
stratandrew 08/Feb/13 TR
Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Robin Woodward ?/Feb/13 Lead
jarriz 30/Jan/13 Lead
johnmctighe ?/Jan/13 TR dog
with Austin
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden 03/Dec/12 TR
Jo sumner 03/Dec/12 TR
Theeni 13/Mar/12 2nd
with Mike Kennedy
DannyK 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Awesome, overhanging ice bulge at top. Chris finished in dark with head torch!

with chrislgk, Katie
guy757 06/Mar/12 -
davidbird63 ?/Mar/12 2nd
ten4dave ?/Mar/12 Lead
kenneM 21/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with John McEvoy, Henry Crosby
tomwheeler 20/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/12 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/12 TR O/S
Cornish boy 14/Feb/12 TR

Great route. Massive pump by the time I got to the top!

with Ian, Sean, Lee
wence 10/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Chuck
yashvi 10/Feb/12 -
with Edwin Mitchell
bengt 06/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Dom, Rob
robertmichaeladams 06/Feb/12 2nd
with Lawrence
Steve Hillier 05/Feb/12 2nd O/S
muzz44 ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
w-watson 08/Jan/12 2nd
HarryB 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie
Hidden 29/Dec/11 TR O/S
groovy_nut 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Very thin, overhung ice in the chimney. Scary.

with Dave W
mikecollins 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with stg
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead β
robertmichaeladams 15/Feb/11 Lead
with Lawrence
wence 15/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
Peter Holder 10/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with James Dunn
jjclarke70 08/Feb/11 2nd
with Simon V
frankcp87 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Doug Smith
mol 03/Feb/11 2nd

Top section is awesome..

with Jesse
efetunc ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Chris Vernon
Goose4 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
matus 25/Jan/11 Lead
with sasha
Ross Young 18/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Mark from Glenmore
joeydurkin 17/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Mark P
mark88 17/Jan/11 Lead
with Dave Gleave
willson 09/Jan/11 2nd
with Wills
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
susan1234 ?/Jan/11 TR O/S
alan1234 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 TR dnf
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Lenny 26/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Jim Rjuk
BorisVBlade 22/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Tim Bateman 21/Feb/10 Lead

Harder this year than the last time I did it

with George Bird
groovy_nut 16/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Entertaining chimney on the left hand side at the top.

with Patrick
Hidden 15/Feb/10 Lead O/S
tuukka 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Juha
AdrianP 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Matti L.
juhah 07/Feb/10 Lead β
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Big Lee 02/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route, particularly the top section.

John Roe 27/Jan/10 Lead
with Joey Durkin
joeydurkin 27/Jan/10 2nd
with John R
patsaunders ??/2010 Lead
ig248 ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Hauke Harms
KeithW 08/Mar/09 Lead β

Totally different route to last time, good hard ice this time

with Guido
Hidden 08/Mar/09 Lead
MonkeyDawson 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Si Mann
tomdude 25/Feb/09 Lead O/S

brilliant fun, mixed finish

with lard, mark
9fingerjon 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S

ended up sitting in part of the tree!

with James H and Neil
DvO 06/Feb/09 Lead dog
with Adam Billing
Kaiser999 02/Feb/09 Lead

top section very thin and delicate.Some bridging and mixed moves required. Great climb

with Andy Ashton
Hidden 30/Jan/09 Lead
John Roe 20/Jan/09 Lead

Gained some air time close to the top of the final steep section, no harm done other than to my pride. got back on an d completed the clime without further event.

with Bruce Radbourne
Mr. K 20/Jan/09 2nd dnf

Last climb of the day. Took a couple of swinging falls off the top pillar in showers of sparks before giving up.

graniterocks 18/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden 09/Jan/09 2nd rpt
CalumC 05/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Sean Crombie
twodada ?/Jan/09 2nd
with Bill Thurston
Hidden 15/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/08 2nd
Skinny Kin 26/Mar/08 Lead O/S

My first WI4 lead (equivalent to Scottish V). Very chuffed about it. Touch and go near the top though. Good place to practise. Fantastic trip.

Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 07/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Took the steep pillar at the top to the right of the line marked in the guidebook (the marked line was thin and very wet)

with Carmen
MoWalker3 03/Mar/08 -
Ollie B ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with D.Hardacre
Tim Bateman 26/Feb/08 Lead
with George Bird
Hidden 14/Feb/08 Lead dnf
JWB 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S

My first time ever climbing on ice, in fact the first time wearing crampons or holding ice axes.

with Charles
JWB 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Left hand variation, easier than my first climb.

with Charles
charlesmfrench 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with John Beardmore
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd
Drapes ?/Feb/08 2nd
with Rosie Goolden
Hidden 31/Jan/08 2nd rpt
Daniel Armitage 29/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Armitage
John Roe 21/Jan/08 Lead
with Marcus Littler
Hidden 17/Jan/08 Lead
alpinestar_no1 15/Jan/08 Lead β
Hidden 09/Jan/08 2nd O/S
centurion05 ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
centurion05 ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
davidgent ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Kilian
DanielJ 15/Dec/07 -
with jon
Hidden 14/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/07 Lead O/S
lithos 11/Mar/07 Lead
with TonyM
Hidden 10/Mar/07 Lead β
Hidden 08/Mar/07 2nd O/S
datoon 07/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with MJ
dmoir 26/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Alasdair Fulton 09/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Lead
Jamie Degel ?/Feb/07 Lead

Rotton ice was getting very thin at the top...

with Tim Plasberg DaV Hamburg
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Floris, Steve Binder, Sion
Hidden 29/Jan/07 Lead O/S
KeithW 27/Jan/07 Lead O/S

Did both variations, led & seconded; at some point in the 3 days we went there!

with SteveM
Rampikino 03/Jan/07 TR

The right-hand gulley variation

with Cat
Rampikino 03/Jan/07 TR

Left-hand variation

with Cat
Ramon Marin 20/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Gilbert
FrankW 23/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Iain H
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
Tarquin ??/2005 Lead
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