Great climb as usual. Lot of snow on it making most of it a bit of a slog (especially at the top through the trees)bengeldeard - AltLd - 16/Feb/14 with Pete Budge
Climbed as a 3. Loads of snow, good fun abseiling back down in the dark!
bonoid - 2nd - 18/Jan/14
Late start after having to break trail through waist deep powder to get to the start. Got up to the part where it narrows down and then abbed off to get back before nightfall. Powder was neck deep in places - avoid this one after heavy snowfall!
alexm198 - AltLd dnf - 17/Jan/14 with Simon Smith
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 17/Jan/14
KevB - AltLd rpt - 13/Mar/13 with Carl Sunley
mark32 - AltLd - Mar/13
SPD224 - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with Andy Bunnage
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/13
Ryan M Wilson - Lead - 20/Feb/13
edmitchell - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/13 with Emma Rowe
emmarowe - 2nd - 19/Feb/13 with ed mitchell
8 pitches for us on short ropes, took 10 hours up and down, excellent fun despite ed throwing half our ice screws back down....
Sam Husband - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with Ed
So much fun, descent through woods in the dark. Climbed 10-4, back to the car 1930.
Stroppy - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Sam Husband
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/13
Ran out of light so abbed off before WI3 pitches. Quite snowy, slightly sketch ice. Took a long time with three...
tallphil - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/13 with Dom Koole, Pete Robinson
Stopped a bit early because we ran out of light.
pete1185 - AltLd - 04/Feb/13 with Dom Koole, Phil Ewels
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Jan/13
Started in dark, finished in dark. Good route, nice ledges to belay from. Best to be able to do 60m abseils.
bengeldeard - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 31/Dec/12
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 31/Dec/12
Al lead most of the day with a slip!!! I lead 1 small pitch as did Russ
marcusmarcus1 - 2nd dog - 08/Mar/12 with Al Hadnett, Russ Reid
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/12 with Dan with the van
quality route, block of ice fell on wrist as base of pitch 5. suspected break, had to retreat. First time used abalakov threads!!
Tom Redmond - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/12 with luke dudhil, kelly campbell
jon59 - Lead - 07/Mar/12
On training for WCI, did 5 pitches up the RH side before abbing.
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/12 with A Student
Superb climbing! Done in 6 pitches - Rob got the odds I got the evens. 6 long abseils to round off a long day!
MrRiley - AltLd - 03/Mar/12 with Rob Reglinski
Lead all but two pitches.
kenneM - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with John McEvoy, Henry Crosby
tomwheeler - AltLd - 25/Feb/12
Spicy 4 hour abseil in the dark.
RossKirtley - AltLd - 24/Feb/12 with Matt Robinson
Tomek S - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/12 with Grzesiek Weychan, Wojtek Polkowski
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/12
Wojttek - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/12 with weychan, Tomek S
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/12
I led the first pitch, and Sean the next two. With our 60m rope we think we got to the top of the 'normal' pitch 4, at which point we had to call it a day with light fading. Climbed alongside Lee and Ian, who took the conventional 4 pitches to reach our high point. Fantastic route and a bit scary on those hanging belays! Joined our rope to Ian and Lee's and took 3 full abseils, one over a cliff, to get back to the base of the route. It was the icing on the cake to a fantastic last day. Need to come back one day and finish the route, which looked pretty steep towards the top. Pizza and beers awaited!
Cornish boy - AltLd - 17/Feb/12 with Sean
iang74 - 2nd - 17/Feb/12 with Lee Halley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/12
Absolutely fantastic route! Jim P1,3,5. Me 2,4. Missed P6 due to running out of time. Superb climbing never too hard. P1 was really a snowy gully. P 2 - 4 were mostly at about WI3 with the odd wee bit of WI4. P 5 had a good steep pillar - avoidable if you wanted. The abseils down took a wee while - 4 good length abs.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/12 with Jim Symon
wence - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/12 with Dan, Mike J
the highlight of the trip, a long memorable day. 7 abseil descent, completed just before twilight
pebbles - AltLd - 07/Feb/12 with guido
Left hand finish, which was harder than it looked.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/12 with Martin (Leeming)
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/12
Late start. Took steeper variations. Abseiled off before the top two pitches.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Jack S
williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Will Marshall
Sam Warby - Lead O/S - Jan/12
JYates - AltLd - 10/Mar/11 with Mike Pigram
groovy_nut - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/11 with Ant, Kate, Tom, Dave W
g0rd0n davids0n - AltLd O/S - Mar/11 with roy davidson
innesmac - Lead - Mar/11
cjohn62 - 2nd - 22/Feb/11 with keith
Julli - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11 with Hanna Pihlajaluoto
Mark Salter - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/11 with JC
soloed up a long way. Ewan led 1st WI2 pitch, I led 2nd, walked to base of the 2 WI3 pitches, which Ewan led to top
MariaT - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/11 with Isabel, Ewan Buckingham
smudge - AltLd - 09/Feb/11 with Rob
Lapepina - 2nd - 09/Feb/11
yashvi - 09/Feb/11 with Edwin Mitchell
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/11 with Yashvi Wimasalesna
Bailed half way - too many people on route knocking down ice.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/11 with Ellen Cobby
Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 07/Feb/11 with Adam Booth
Guide book says 7 pitches, we climbed in 5. Last 2 pitches were WI3 previous 3 were WI2, Temp around +1,
csab1978 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Arild Wifladt
cmtoombs - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with Nick
alpinestar_no1 - AltLd β - 05/Jan/11
mschmude - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
Cristobal - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Eivind Tveter
LozM - AltLd - 06/Mar/10 with Mark J
Lame attempt. Started late, climbed slowly, got scared by the thin ice with air spaces behind, abbed off after the 3rd pitch.
jelaby - AltLd dnf - 05/Mar/10 with Manik, CoffeePot
coffeepot - 2nd - 05/Mar/10 with Manik, jelaby
Manchi - 2nd - 05/Mar/10 with tim_mcd
tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Manchi
Simul-Climbed in 2 pitches. Up in 90 mins, down in 60 mins. Led bottom half.
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Neil Dowse
Simul-Climbed in 2 pitches. Up in 90 mins, down in 60 mins. Led top half.
Neil D - AltLd rpt - 27/Feb/10 with Boriz Korzh
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/10
What a classic! Unfortunately we got stuck behind some slow parties above us, we were moving a fair bit faster. I led to start of P5, where Bob took the lead. At this point Ric got hit in the leg by a large block of ice dislodged by the climbers above. Wasn't sure how bad his leg was, so abbed off in a hurry. I will definitely go back to finish this one.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/10 with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts
bobbarnes00 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/10 with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts
Only did 1st pitch as the ice was not good!
ebastock - 2nd dnf - 24/Feb/10 with John Beddard
pldarch - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Gareth Jones
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd dog - 07/Feb/10
Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Barra
JHC - Feb/10
No ice, waist-deep snow covering the slab.
ig248 - Solo dnf - Dec/09 with Fabian Jakubczik
sambosanquet101 - AltLd - 19/Feb/09 with Peter Darch
A 7 pitch 3 star Rjukan classic. This climb is a must do for an easy all day out. Can be done in 5-6 pitches with 70m rope. We did 6 pitches with a short walk to the base of the final steep section on the right(2 pitches). First couple pitches are easy slab ice WI2 with good belays with full conditions. Harder pitches towards the top with several variations up to WI5 in full conditions (finish left). On this accent we finished right with a WI3+ variant. Decent is through the trees which can be done in 5 double 60m abseils. All tree anchors have several slings with abseil rings. The best approach is to start at the power station directly below the climb. Use stairs on the left side of a building and gain access to the trees via a break in the fence at a water drain. Took 8 hours for a team of 2 without swapping leads.
dgray455 - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/09 with Alastair
Led all pitches. Nothing to difficult, though very snowy conditions. interesting ab down after dark
Kaiser999 - Lead - 01/Feb/09 with Andy Ashton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/09
cham749 - AltLd - 14/Jan/09 with David Jones
KevB - AltLd - 14/Jan/09 with Henry M, Iain M
AndyL - AltLd - 06/Jan/09 with Ali Clarke and Bjarte
alexrafferty1986 - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Ryan Perry
Gets dark early here ! Abseiled off late afternoon in pitch black awesome view of lights below.The tree stumps here are great for quick abs!
Jamie Degel - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Frank Dahlke (DaV Kiel), volker Osterlitz (DAV Hamburg)
Very long route with sudden drop in temperature, the surface ice was very brittle and dinnerplating a lot. Having led all the bottom WI2 pitches, I had enough. John and I missed out the top 2 harder pitches and abseiled down to town.
Skinny Kin - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/08 with John Flitcroft
lots of powder, easy climbing with nice steep finish, ab down in the dark
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Scott Becker
scottbecker - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Andrew Warren
orb - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/08 with Simon Fairman
In 6 pitches to the top. Abseiled off well to the right (looking up) in four 60m abs (2 hours for 4 people). Great day, and rather tiring.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Carmen
great but long, 2 hrs to ab down (2 x 50m and a walk to next tree) 1 x 57m to abaklovs (or tie your own) and 55m into gully. Doable with 50m ropes, easier with 60m. Took left hand steepest pillar at top at about 4+/5 on fairyfoss route !!
lithos - Lead - 05/Mar/08 with Steve Boxall
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08
Solo of first 3 pitches, then pitched rest. 6 abs to get off, great fun with great company!
Jamie Light - 02/Mar/08 with David Hooper/Jeff Nelson
Jim Haydock - AltLd - 24/Feb/08 with Fred'
Only did the first 3 pitches this time and finnished on the top pitch of Faireyfoss which is surely steeper than WI2.
Tim Bateman - AltLd - 24/Feb/08 with George Bird
7 pitches up and 6 abseils down. A long day but quite a good route with some steep parts. A good end to the trip.
Rampikino - AltLd - 23/Feb/08 with Cat
jjclarke70 - 2nd - 21/Feb/08 with Elliot
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 19/Feb/08 with Roger Ward
Hidden - AltLd β - 18/Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/08
Hidden - Lead - Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/08
inuklm - 2008
tombushell - 2nd - 2008 with John Bushell
DanielJ - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/07 with jon
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Mar/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/07
Neilm18 - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/07 with Mark Mosgrove
Tim Bateman - AltLd - Mar/07 with Nick Beale
Big Al slogged his way up to the start of the climb then got hit on the head by ice and had to go back to the car so me a Nick did it. Exiting absail off tree on the descent and almost got the ropes stuck
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - Mar/07 with Hoult
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/07
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/07
Did 4 pitches then it got dark.......
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/07 with Andy Inglis
Moved together for first 100m or so, then pitched as it was a calf-burning horror. Felt... rough, ;-) and abbed off 2 pitches later.
Epic Ebdon - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/07 with Neil Adams, Wee Andy
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/07 with Andy N
1st 5 pitches then abb off in the dark, Lara frost nip!
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/07 with and Ally Fulton, Lara T
Superb climbing, bit harder than Kvitaa.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/07 with SteveM
Ally Gillies - 2nd - Feb/07 with Cedric, Cam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06
shazbat - AltLd - Mar/06 with SCC
FrankW - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/06 with Iain H
Paul Burgess - AltLd - 14/Feb/06 with Paul Hastwell
Too much fresh/loose snow = avalanche risk. Did 3 pitches and abbed off.
Simon K - Lead dnf - 06/Feb/06 with PR
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/06
KerryClimbing - AltLd - Feb/06
Stuart Johnston - AltLd - Jan/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 1999 with Ole Henning