Hot Ice** E4 6a
[Hot Ice, 4 kb]The short arete to the left of Seventh Veil. The half-height pocket has lost a bit of rock making a larger hold and possible gear placement ... still probbaly more sensible to consider this a solo proposition. Update: On 25/09/10 a climber took a fall onto the mid-height (and only) gear, which ripped-out and loosened a large block (2'x 1'x 0.5'), which was removed. Now needs cleaning and re-grading. He fell from above the gear, but thankfully had three mats on which he landed on his back, did a pretty impressive backflip onto his feet further down the hill, and bit through his tongue! -------------- The half-height pocket and gear placements have recently broken off following a fall from the top face. The route is now slightly harder and finding protection is harder still. Two micro wires popped out. on close inspection this cracked a significant piece of rock which slotted out of position.

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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Tom Seccombe - Solo RP - 26/Feb/14

Nick Biven - 2014

gordy767 - TR O/S - 20/May/13 with Jamie T

Hidden - Solo RP - May/13

Graham Atkins - Solo - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 17/Jul/12

A great little route. felt easier on lead than on toprope.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 23/Mar/12 with ewan

This is really excellent climbing. Suits me to a tea. Found a bomber RP2 in a slot roughly halfway up. Will lead next time when i bring a mat.
Ed morris - TR O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Jack

Hidden - TR dnf - 11/May/11

Haven't done it since the block fell out but feels around the same grade
Jack_F - Solo rpt - 02/May/11

dmaldonado - TR dog - 29/Jan/11 with Nick Blackbeard

dmaldonado - TR dog - 29/Jan/11 with Nick Blackbeard

dmaldonado - TR dog - 29/Jan/11 with Nick Blackbeard

nblackbeard - TR RP - 29/Jan/11 with Dan Maldonado

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Sep/10

mike_lumby - TR - Sep/10

wouldnt be to bad with a few mats and a few spotters
Luke Dawson - TR O/S - 27/Aug/10

Def worth leading, can fit 3 easy to place nuts albeit small to. First E4 (haven't done an E3 yet!)
tskelhon - Lead RP - 25/Jul/10 with John_Warner

Was so psyched to go for the send but it got too hot... "I WILL GET THIS NEXT SESSION"
Will_Murray - TR - 21/Jun/10

Got clean after a dogged 1st go. Will go for lead/solo soon.
JonHarvey - TR RP - 14/Jun/10

langar27 - TR RP - 14/Jun/10 with jon harvey

Couldnt find crutial crimp on retro flash, fell of, lead next day.
Chris_barr - Lead RP - 10/Jun/10 with Harry

thomb - TR O/S - May/10

top roped few times year before
raku - Solo RP - 20/Apr/10

Top-roped a while ago, not been on it for a while but the top crimps were all chalked up so had to go for it!
Justin T - Solo RP - 13/Apr/10

Jimma - TR β - 12/Apr/10 with Matt

adam cooper*super* - TR rpt - Apr/10

Matt02003 - TR dog - 2010 with James

pezzerrr - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/09

misterb - Lead RP - 30/Jul/09 with sim

failed on top rope
DCIGadget - TR dnf - 20/May/09 with Lee Merry, Dave Coley

Marti999 - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Feb/09

ground up. felt a bit unbalanced at top, on account of being terrified. way cool.
w.pettet-smith - Solo - 04/Jan/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 2009

Jack_F - 2009

tom169 - TR RP - 20/Sep/08 with Laura

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/08

Clean 2nd go - bit precise on the footwork but not that strenuous.
Justin T - TR RP - 20/Aug/08

tom169 - TR dnf - 04/Aug/08 with Laura

Can top rope 4 time in a row but I go wobbly without a rope!
richardr - TR RP - Jul/08

top section is well worth it and i found a cheeky heal hook.
Dave Searle - Solo RP - 04/May/08

Clean after practice. Gear at half height can be bomber (if you can hang around to place it).. shame the arete is so frustratingly polished. A lead for summer.
Jon_Warner - TR RP - 15/Apr/08 with Tom

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Mar/08

Top roped clean 9 Times ......leading next time i go up.
sharmawho? - TR RP - 20/Mar/08 with Chris

Dave Searle - TR rpt - 29/Jan/08 with Nick

jw231 - TR RP - 04/Nov/07 with Marc Mcgary

pss204 - TR RP - Oct/07 with Nick Blackbeard, Billy Mclennan

climber sim - 2007

JeromeT - Solo - 2007

bronsonite - Solo RP - 14/Aug/06

nathanmanc - Solo - 02/Aug/06

northerngreg - TR RP - 2001

CraigMac1 - 2000

pmot - TR RP - 1994

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Aug/85

mark-abz - TR - Jun/81

Simon cook - 1978

Simon cook - 1974

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Robfromcornwall, sharmawho?, nblackbeard

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