Sharp Edge (Winter)** I/II
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Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges.

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Kassius - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/15

madguernseyboy - 08/Feb/15 with Russell, Martin Lennon

If it weren't for the accumulations from the second half of the ridge onwards, would have been in summer condition!
OllieF - Solo - 02/Feb/15 with Emma W

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/15

Luke Jones - 31/Jan/15 with Graham

tomowen13 - Solo - 31/Jan/15 with Little B

Wesley Orvis - Solo - 24/Jan/15

Mr Fuller - Solo - 18/Jan/15 with Rich Pooley

Pohil - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/15

Some snow and ice but mostly avoidable on main part of ridge. More consolidated where it steepens towards summit.
a13x - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14 with John Phethean, Jordan Phethean, Dan Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/14

bullwinkle - Solo rpt - 28/Dec/14

Fine conditions, well frozen with new, blown snow covering everything
crowberry gully - Solo - 13/Dec/14

Fairly hard day, strong winds and snow
Andrew Cotter - Solo - 13/Dec/14

jimbobted - Solo - Dec/14

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

lots of unconsolidated wind driven snow. A bit of digging out needed. 2ft drifts on Scales Fell.
Steve Palmer - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Matt W

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

Not in full winter conditions, but ice axe and crampons required.
Jon Sutterby - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/13 with mwaterfield

Hidden - Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/13

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

steveq - 03/Feb/12

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.
JackM92 - 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

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Fantastic outing
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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/11

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/11

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

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jan/10

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

Petarghh - 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

In descent
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

My car with normal tyres couldn't get up the road from Ambleside to Patterdale, so went there via Windermere a big detour.
masa-alpin - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/08 with Dan W

moved together
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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/04

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

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