Lean conditions and turf not frozen till half way up crag - had hoped to do Passchendaele - but this gave a good route in the lean conditions with a couple of icy/turfy steps.
steveb2006 - AltLd - 17/Feb/15 with Valerie Partington
Awkward rock/ice/turf steps in upper section much harder than 2, presumably due to insufficient snow
Derek Ryden - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15
Climbed ice to the right of start the traversed into the gully on the snow slope. Mostly loose snow better at the top. Tricky step 3/4 of the way up (IV) and really good icey steps to finish on the r fork. Lean but good.
breed - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/15
DubyaJamesDubya - 2015
Nick Biven - 2014
khawk - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with JB, RT
45m perfect, plastic ice, 70m reasonable, step-kicking snow, 90m loose, soft wind-slab. Character-building.
Pete_Frost - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13
First real taste of UK ice on the first pitch which Rob led, great fun. I led the second on easy mixed ground before moving together up the open gully and taking the right hand split. Lots of soft powder.
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with R_W_M
Late start. went on the right hand ice ramp at the beginning. ice was a bit dubious in a couple of places, gully was soft snow most of the way up but reasonably sound, gear quite sparse, moved together once in main gully
R_W_M - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Will B
Direct start, good at the bottom turning quite serious at 20mtrs, went right up the steep bit ran out of ice screws ! felt pretty full on for the grade/conditions...
mr mills - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Simon van Damn, Chris
SimonvanDam - 29/Mar/13
First pitch only. Ice was really good.
thrutch - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Craig
Wished we had more screws!
scottidog - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Carl Peachey
First big winter route. Good ice on bottom half of 1st pitch, upper section was a bit sketch city so we traversed around to the right. Good fun in the gully, snow a bit soft & a couple of tricky moves near the top.
peachos - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Scott Stanley
peachos - 28/Feb/13 with Scott Stanley
Great varied route in todays conditions. Plenty of ice on the first pitch but poor quality. Two fairly difficult chockstones at three quarters height which would be more straight forward with more snow.
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11
Wyn Bach - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Ched, Simon Jones
mark_jc - AltLd - 09/Jan/11
Little B - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Simon
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
mike.moss - Solo O/S - 26/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/10
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Dec/10
Great ice pitch to start, then plenty of technical mixed sections along the route to overcome various short steps.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Tim Evans
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10
hepitt - Solo - 06/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10
Direct start, easy snow to the top, felt easy for the grade.
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Jim Walton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10
Difficult finding start in the cloud, traversed in from the left over easy mixed ground. Great route with a nice crux.
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/10
Hidden - 01/Feb/10
kenneM - AltLd O/S - Feb/10 with Steve Crosby-Jones, Moony
Direct start, which felt hard for grade III.
cjc2001 - 2nd - 31/Jan/10
Lovely weather and good conditions.
Gezzer - 30/Jan/10 with Andy Towne
alexrafferty1986 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Zoomer
Went direct on first pitch (III) the rest was a snow plod with one step near the top. Great day out but route a it of a let down.
Zoomer - AltLd - 03/Jan/10 with Alex Rafferty
rob k - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with A Garcon
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10
Hidden - 01/Jan/10
Will Williams - AltLd O/S - Jan/10
lukewilliams - AltLd O/S - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Good ice, powdery snow. Difficilt chockstone higher up in gully due to unconsolidated snow.
Cardi - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Pete D
tom_holdsworth - AltLd - 14/Feb/09 with Mike Kennedy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09
tumbling wizard - Feb/09
First pitch wasn't formed so traversed in from the right. Poor quality snow and ice for most of the route, needs a good freeze. Great fun though!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with lithos and Carmen
lithos - 24/Jan/09
Sean Kelly - 2008
Very banked out, easier than the grade suggests.
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/06
TGreen - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Martin G
Ian McNeill - 2006
Ander - AltLd - Jan/04 with Ollie
aged_ape - AltLd O/S - Mar/02 with Rob T
Hidden - Solo - Jan/00
zero six - Solo - 2000
mark-abz - Solo - Feb/91 with Andy W
ChrisJD - Lead - 16/Dec/90
neilh - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/85
Ched - Solo - 1985 with Glyn
First time in crampons. Axe leashes were bootlaces. Led the iced slabs .....ssssccccary!
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - Nov/81 with Ian Owen
Hidden - Solo - 1980
pneame - 15/Feb/72