Route today had small patches of wet snow hamishjfk - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Stephen spencer
Little snow left. Did manage to climb up some wet snow just right of top slabs.
bonebag - Solo - 26/Mar/14 with George Hill
Glad to have microspikes on. completed 9.30am then the weather rolled in. Whiteout on the summit and rain.
stratandrew - Solo - 02/Mar/14
Following camping at Scales Tarn
tom_holdsworth - Solo - 01/Mar/14
Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/14
Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/14
petegunn - Solo - 21/Feb/14
Came up an incipient gully from the tarn, but not cold enough. The ridge was ok. Brilliant hard snow on top.
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14
Good snow, good fun, didn't need to rope up.
Howard J - Solo - 16/Feb/14 with Adam Gough, Fiona Leach, Martin Euston
Hidden - Solo - 16/Feb/14
nich0las - Solo - 02/Feb/14 with Catriona C
petegunn - 02/Feb/14 with Tom, Davina
Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/14
Two Cams Tom - 02/Feb/14 with Davina, petegunn
Seymore Butt - Feb/14
Unconsolodated snow wet rock fog from the tarn upwards to blencathra summit
hamishjfk - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/14
Hidden - 23/Jan/14
petegunn - 23/Jan/14 with Davina
dakidunn - 11/Jan/14
Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/13
Jack00 - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/13 with Edd Carrigan
Ed carrigan - 22/Dec/13
Set off thinking there would be no more than a small dusting of snow - Very glad I brought my crampons, Ice and Neve galore.
OllieF - Solo - 10/Nov/13 with Ben
JasonV - Solo - 10/Nov/13
davidjm - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13
Hidden - Solo - 01/Apr/13
Hidden - 01/Apr/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/13
Buried, little rock visible, in places was an elegant snow arete. Rough winds and spindrift. Excellent
crowberry gully - Solo - 21/Mar/13
Danny Crump - Solo - 26/Feb/13
bullybones - Solo - 22/Feb/13
BenRyle - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/13 with Faz, Charlottte
Steady climbing as long as you don't get off line on the top slaby section. Turf and snow consolidated and in reasonable nick.
team fat belly - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Ruth, Beth
steveq - 03/Feb/13
Not in full winter conditions, but ice axe and crampons required.
Jon Sutterby - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/13 with mwaterfield
Hidden - Feb/13
Did this in crampons in windy conditions with Spindrift being blown everywhere.
MarkyGee - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/13 with Stu Howie
Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13
Not very winter apart from the cold wind. Most of the snow blown off. No ice. Crampons still helped though.
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/13 with Forshaw
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/13
Fresh snow on route, leaving rocks slippy underneath, but some snow consolidated in cracks and grooves made good holds for crampons (which were essential) to dig into. Below zero down to -5 on the ridge. Windy but protected on north side of the ridge. Hard work, tricky in places.
drmossy - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/13
Hidden - 13/Jan/13
gnospellius - 2013
Ady Gray - 2013
Ed carrigan - Solo - 2013 with jack colbeck
johnrich - AltLd - 13/Dec/12 with Craig Quirk
maria85 - Solo - 09/Dec/12 with Sarah, Jules
Goose4 - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Stuart Paton
lcullum7 - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Henry Sleath, Ben Crofts, Ed Cromwell, Ky Aizawa
lithos - 01/Dec/12 with julie
Fantastic. Enough said!!
CyberTaff - Solo - 04/Nov/12 with Mathew
Hidden - Solo - Nov/12
droberts - Solo - 17/Feb/12
In perfect conditions.
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12
Icicles in my hair and my eye lids froze shut! Awesome day!
HarryB - 04/Feb/12 with Al
Dan0Me - Solo - 02/Feb/12
First experience of any mixed scrambling, a short but enjoyable route.
The ascent up to the ridge can be through very deep and soft snow and is hard going.
The Ghost Rider - Solo - Feb/12
sjbrook - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Dave Richards, PMC
Dave Richards - 29/Jan/12 with sjbrook
Turned round lots of loose uncolisidated snow....
Gav Parker - Solo dnf - 28/Jan/12
Stephen_L - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with John Walden
keithlambley - Solo - 28/Jan/12
Wesley Orvis - 10/Jan/12
Hidden - 2012
kjb - 2012
Double Knee Bar - Solo - 18/Dec/11 with Colin
Excellent day on the hill! No ice but lots of snow!
trivett - Solo - 17/Dec/11 with Steve ward
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead - 17/Dec/11 with iain
Dan_Staff - Solo - 17/Dec/11 with Robbie King, Simon Hall, Gavin Oliver, Alistair Everett
becoming-stranger - 17/Dec/11
Plenty of powder snow and spindrift, first winter route of the season whoooooop
r_o_b_h2 - Solo - 06/Dec/11
Hidden - Lead - 03/Dec/11
jon_ridley - Dec/11
robbiek - Dec/11
PeteMc - Dec/11 with Tom French
Not really winter conditions, bit blowy.
d80f0u - 27/Feb/11 with Kath
Icy on ridge, light flurries of snow
Mayaculpa - 27/Feb/11 with Stewart Webb
tk1991 - Solo - 17/Feb/11 with Tom Woolley
First winter climb, sketchy on parts. Did it in walking boots.
Steveo87 - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/11 with Ali Newman, goose299
ali newman ukc - Solo - 16/Feb/11
mfisher - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/11 with Ali Newman
Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Feb/11
Iain Thow - Solo - 08/Feb/11
aimees - Solo - Feb/11
Full winter, no crampons or axes...superb
chris p duck - Solo O/S - Feb/11 with Chris R
Full winter conditions, no crampons, no axe's, no rope.
Mr Christian - Solo O/S - Feb/11 with chris p duck
Hidden - Solo dnf - 30/Jan/11
Some of the best winter conditions this season.
Peter Metcalfe - 09/Jan/11 with Cath Sullivan, Foggy
Patrick803 - Solo - 07/Jan/11 with Fraz
Wind and rain, snow had melted but icy.
Jayzen - Jan/11 with Paul Hardy
JamesM - 2011
The Mountain Goat - 2011
Sean Kelly - 2011
richie4088 - 2011
Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/10
Hidden - Solo - 26/Dec/10
Adi Hooper - Solo - 20/Dec/10
Gerlach - 19/Dec/10
Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Adam Clark
Climbed with m-watson. Foggy and very windy on summit
rnotman67 - Solo - 09/Dec/10
ritid - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/10 with ilona torstensson
ilona torstensson - Solo - 08/Dec/10 with richard coulson
after climbing Thompson's Route on the Ben yesterday with Spike, this was a good "finish" to the weekend - Blencathra in brilliant winter sunshine!
HansUDes - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/10
Nigel Bond - Solo - 05/Dec/10 with Clitheroe Mountaineering Club, Bern Hardman
olekemi - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Andrew T
Nice and cold, canny little ridge.
adamjc13 - Solo O/S - Dec/10
R_Blackburn - 2nd - Dec/10 with Jamie Weaver
tim newton - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/10
Timo Austino - Solo - 21/Nov/10 with Nats
Just about on snowline - hoar/verglas to start becoming ribbon of neve up runnel at end. Southside sunny and bare but avoided.
mysterion - 02/Nov/10
Montygoo - AltLd - Oct/10
frankcp87 - Solo - 04/Apr/10 with Ian Holbrook
Rescued 3 people who had decended to the saddle by mistake! An entertaining adventure.
Shaw Brown - Solo - 02/Apr/10 with Conan
tomguyowenhall - Mar/10
Chris Harding - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/10 with Paul Lester
Hidden - 21/Feb/10
cat22 - 21/Feb/10 with Mike
Ed Throp - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/10 with joe noake
Very slippy ice. Freasing wind.
Paul1 - Feb/10
Peter Holder - Solo - 31/Jan/10 with Kieran Livett, Richard Lydiatt
kieranlivett - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10
FrankW - Solo rpt - 27/Jan/10 with None
Hidden - 24/Jan/10
A million mile an hour wind on the top.
petellis - Solo - 10/Jan/10 with Cleric James Koran
Pretty blowy, felt quite exposed
jkarran - Solo - 10/Jan/10 with Pete
George Bassant - 10/Jan/10 with Pam Waud/John Ford
Ant Man Bee - Solo - 10/Jan/10 with Graham Dolman, Gerard Thornley
Hidden - Solo - 10/Jan/10
Great conditions and almost perfect weather. its easier than in the summer!
Justin Tracey - Solo - 08/Jan/10 with Katy Charlesworth
Hidden - 07/Jan/10
Hidden - 06/Jan/10
Ben Watts - Solo - 03/Jan/10 with Matt Coulburn
Adam1973 - Solo rpt - 02/Jan/10 with Dave Wynne
Jonny M - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Jim MacDonald
David Wynne - Solo - 02/Jan/10 with Adam Burt
Hidden - Solo - Jan/10
Hidden - Solo - Jan/10
djmarko75 - Solo - Jan/10
MarkDavies36 - Solo O/S - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Caralynh - Solo - 2010
lithos - 2010
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/09 with Katharine
Katharine.eaton - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/09 with Dom
Blustery, cold, powdery day. Whiteout on top afterwards!
Tubroos! - 30/Dec/09 with Kate Lloyd
blowing a hoolie on the ridge, faces absolutely sandpapered by blowing snow, whiteout on top. descended by leeward slopes to get out of wind, through knee deep powder, fun but hard work
pebbles - 28/Dec/09 with chris G, simon L
Calder - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Jonah
Couldn't see a thing all the way due to low cloud. No ice just deep deep powder.
eldre070 - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/09 with Karl
Ridge covered in soft unconsolidated snow. Advise crampons and axe non-the-less. Near zero visibility.
Karlos - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/09
Nice - quite easy due to lots of snow, apart from a couple of exposed descents.
Simon Caldwell - Solo - 23/Dec/09 with Will
In good winter nick with a path trodden into most of the ridge. One tricky move getting down off a pinnacle involving some ungraceful bum sliding.
Will Smith - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/09 with Simon
KevB - Solo - 22/Dec/09
Hidden - Solo - 21/Dec/09
JonnoP - Solo - 18/Dec/09 with Caroline Larkman
Pompey - Solo - 18/Dec/09 with JP
Full winter conditions.
gripped01 - Solo rpt - Dec/09 with Si Moore, Dave Tait
Was nice, stuck behind some idiots with trainers, had to cut steps into the snow towards the end to help them up.
Adamski1986 - Solo - Dec/09 with Paul Vickerage
AtRandom - Solo O/S - Nov/09
Hidden - 15/Oct/09
Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/09
Daniel Sutherland - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/09
Dave Wearing - 05/Jul/09 with Sarah Little.
igneouscarl - Solo - 22/Feb/09
Fantastic winter day - lovely deep snow. First winter route.
grumsta - Solo - 24/Jan/09 with Emilie Secker
Hidden - Jan/09
George Ormerod - Solo O/S - 2009
trish1968 - 2009
tiga271 - Solo - 07/Dec/08 with mark20
mark20 - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/08
First winter scramble
Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/08
Hidden - Solo - Nov/08
MaxR - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08
Pushed to get to the top before the rain - made it but gusting 60mph winds soon bought the rain. Got very wet shorts and feet - headed back to the car and the YHA 'drying' room! Beer crawl in Keswick made it worth it!
devonjester - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08
Hidden - 30/May/08
DerwentDiluted - Solo - 09/Mar/08 with Nicola Pettit
wushu - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/08
Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/08
Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/08
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/08
joe king - Lead - 12/Jan/08 with Rose
Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Paul
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/07
tavarua - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Sarah
Hidden - 2007
ritid - 2007
The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/06 with John Nesbitt
Foxache - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/06
dustbuddy - Solo O/S - 2006
petegunn - Solo - 2006
FrankW - Solo O/S - 10/Dec/05 with Steve Rassmussen
Stephen Shaw - Solo - 14/Apr/05
tom_holdsworth - Solo - 27/Dec/03 with David Holdsworth
Stephen Shaw - Solo - 11/Mar/02
Stephen Shaw - Solo - 11/Mar/02 with Ian
One of a number of crossings this one stands out because of the very poor weather, we had to confidence rope two unknown climbers of the ridge .
BigHell - Lead - Oct/01 with Mrs Hell
Done along time ago on outward bounds
willson - Solo - Aug/00
kjbix - Solo - 1997 with Ewan Peacock
Hidden - 1997
Good day out with quite a few Ilkley College climbers. One of them lost a daschstein mitt on the top, just a second of carelessness and the wind took it away. That was a good lesson to learn on my first winter route.
AndyP - Solo O/S - 1992 with Ilkley College climbers
Martin Haworth - Solo - Dec/86
Tim Bateman - Solo - 03/Apr/86
Richard Alderton - 1977
crowberry gully - Solo - 08/Feb/76