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)

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
Curly Rich ?/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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