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[Matterhorn and Elbow Ridges from the other side of the pass, 3 kb]Alpine training starting from the road side. The ridge to the right of Matterhorn Ridge.

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Photo: Matterhorn and Elbow Ridges from the other side of the pass © Iain Thow
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This climb is in 125 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

JEP - Solo - 11/Mar/14

chrisbussell - Solo - 11/Mar/14

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Rick G

Matt Marsh - 23/Feb/14 with james clarke, Paul Bateman

LibS - Solo - 22/Feb/14 with Sofie Quist, Victor Hearn-Yeates, Josh Ring, Will Hastie, Callum Tregaskis

Sofie Quist - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14

Wise to test every thing you grab or step on, as some very large pieces will easily dislodge. Also very hard to find anywhere to place gear, so its virtually soloing! Great climb, though.
Serena Lambre - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/14 with alooker

Loose, awful belays. Good fun
alooker - AltLd - 02/Feb/14 with Serena

pete_naylor - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Rick, Jake Rumsey

Big boots, no chalk
chris p duck - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/13 with Mr Christian

Moving together 1930's style.
MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/13 with Helene Roe

kwaidy - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/13

JdotP - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Adrian Scott

andyclimber - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/13

mrginna - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Duncan

AshBash - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Ash

Nice route. Did first of a triple link up with winnats pass and matterhorn ridge. 2 hours car to car. Simul climbed.
dutybooty - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Bieber

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13

MaccMark - 2nd - 14/Apr/13

BStar - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/13

Sparrowmonkey - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Bootcamp Broadman

Jo did all the harder stuff! A great route actually
Ander - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with Bad Toro

Jimb0 - AltLd - 15/Apr/12

Did in Trainers, Great exposure but very poor holds towards the top that frequently gave way
barneythevelociraptor - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/12

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/12

MaccMark - Lead - 12/Feb/12 with Jon Mills

Darkskys - 2012

mattwomersley - 2012

stu_dan - Lead - Nov/11

tobyk - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/11

Very loose, consequently poor gear. Very airy ridge, good mountain feel, certainly photogenic!
jadias - AltLd - 06/Jul/11 with Ian Bailey

eeonz - AltLd - 06/Jul/11

Soloed in period costume for a new film in production 'Robin Hood Son of Herne'...loose and airy.
Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 03/Jul/11 with Jamie Griggs

loved this route, real mountain feel for the peaks, just watch out for loose rock falling on to the road below
paulharmer - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with John Price

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

adi bryant - Lead - 29/Apr/11 with Molly-George

adi bryant - Solo - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/11

Fun in the rain
Brannock - Solo - 27/Feb/11

great fun in bog boots. Large loose block at the start of the thin part of the ridge be careful on which blocks you tug.
trish1968 - Solo - 12/Feb/11 with Sian

Sianny - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11 with trish1968

duckiee - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11 with matgorman

robblowen - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/10

andy_e - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/10

In hiking boots, with rucksack
RamblingRyan - Solo - 06/Nov/10

jack robinson - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/10 with James Dowsett

Hidden - Solo - 16/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/10

A really great outing.
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10

steep but very easy at the start. chaval after (or not depending on the wind) ;)
jimmyjames1985 - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Caralynh - Solo - 29/Aug/10 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10

Nordic - AltLd - 01/Aug/10 with Mel Nicholas, Matt Lewis

slacky - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Julie

Another easy scramble. Again did this moving together changing leads as gear ran out (no real gear anyway!) Knife edge arete section was the best.
climbingrev - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Tim Angell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 29/May/10

Chris Manasseh - 09/Apr/10

Pilch - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Graham

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jan/10

Tried direct up Elbow ridge, but just lots of powder and non-frozen turf.
frankcp87 - 05/Jan/10

storky - AltLd - 01/Jan/10 with Ian Hammond

Interesting alpine style climb, Rob lead first pitch, I lead second traverse then we moved as a pair up the rest.
kitP - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Rob

Quality alpine feeling ridge. lead first pitch and arÍte then moved together
Andy DB - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Kate

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2010

Palmer - Solo - 2010

Craig Howes - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/09 with Tim

brownie0705 - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Matt Womersley

quite exciting in scattered of wet snow
pebbles - Solo rpt - 29/Nov/09 with carmen, rob

wet, snowy, slippy and scary fun
lithos - Solo - 28/Nov/09 with carmen

Windy, damp and slippery with some snow thrown in for good measure. C and I roped up and moved together, the others soloed. Great fun!
Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Peri, Rob, Carmen

loved this scramble rock not polished at all done in big boots
trish1968 - Solo - 14/Nov/09

Superb exposure
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Pete, Gethin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/09

fhyndoh - 11/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Matt Todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09

alexrankine30 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Mark

Good exposure
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09

Meant to do Matterhorn Ridge but didn't know it was the other one! The narow part about a third of the way up was awesome. Still, it leaves Matterhorn Ridge for another time when I'm passing through.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jun/09

Foxache - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09 with Jamie Greig

clint87 - Solo - Mar/09

Done under the cover of darkness. Had hoped for winter conditions but not quite there, so done in big boots and big gloves. Very atmospheric with the half moon illuminating a wonderful winter landscape.
Karlos - AltLd - 04/Feb/09 with Ian, Daniela

Night ascent - started 21.00 snow patches on climb with little bits of ice. Used an axe on partly frozen turf near the top. Snow was thigh deep in places at summit. back to car at 23.05. Got home at 01.20. Saw 3 barn owls on the way back. With Karlos and Daniella
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/09 with Karl Stewart

Done while waiting for the tour at Peak Cavern.
Hardonicus - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/09

led with no gear on a frosty morning. very good fun! went bouldering at the works in the afternoon with the ibfc crew!!
finter22 - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Nov/08

lots of verglas after freezing fog - and in walking boots so felt very exposed and err a tad scary. but spectacular and exhilarating views.
pebbles - Solo O/S - 29/Nov/08 with guido crofty brian

LakesWinter - AltLd - 04/Jul/08 with Phil B

philboy - AltLd - 04/Jul/08 with matt g

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Phil Johnson, Jools

Hidden - 30/Mar/08

Howling gale blowing down the pass so very atmospheric. Jo got the jitters but after roping up it was all quit enjoyable in a chossy, vegetated sort of way!
gazbonutter - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Pete MacDonald + Jo

LakesWinter - Solo - 08/Mar/08 with Mark

Felt a bit spooky due to massive wind.
Tom Last - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jan/08

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jan/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/07

Colin Matheson - Solo - 06/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Solo - 07/Nov/06

Hidden - Solo - Aug/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/05 with mark richardson

Hidden - Solo - 04/Nov/03

colin milton - Lead - Apr/03 with zane miltona

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 28/Sep/96 with Laurie Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/90

Soloed many times. Grade 3 scramble, only 1 awkward move.
Iain Thow - Solo - 09/Nov/86

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/84 with Mick Murphy

andy tetsill - Solo - Jan/84

Al Evans - Solo - 1984 with Fiona West

Hidden - Lead - 12/Mar/83

Hidden - Solo - 01/Dec/82

Nigel Bond - Solo - 03/Feb/79

Nigel Bond - Solo - 09/Jan/77

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1975

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Style of ascent

Soloed70 of 125 (56.0%)
Lead18 of 125 (14.4%)
Followed5 of 125 (4.0%)
Alt Leads25 of 125 (20.0%)
Unknown7 of 125 (5.6%)

'Climbed'55 of 125 (44.0%)
clean O/S68 of 125 (54.4%)
clean rpt2 of 125 (1.6%)