Optional ice pitches in the gully just left of the buttress at the start followed by pleasant mixed climbing.

Hidden 05/Mar AltLd
Tom F Harding 04/Mar AltLd

Good route but a very long day - lots of ice currently. Crux pitches are pretty sustained and a full 60m. Belays and gear hard to find in places even with lots of digging. Bring turf gear!

Steve Bartle 04/Mar AltLd O/S

We went wildly wrong and ended up on the wrong route. Missed the last gondola down. Nooooo!

chmckay 03/Mar AltLd

Nice route, plenty of interesting steps. Turf pretty frozen on most of the route

Davesmith1981 24/Feb AltLd
with Steve Daniels
morsy 31/Jan AltLd
with peter berwick
Pete23 31/Jan AltLd
with Stephen Mors
mzchambers 16/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Ewan L
Alex Thompson 16/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Intended to climb Western Ridge but think we did this instead. Pitched the bottom section before the ridge eased off. Plenty of okay-ish ice at the bottom, tuft was good enough too, went off right at the steep grove and climbed up tuft blobs up a slab, before getting onto the ridge and much easier terrain. Walk of shame back to the car...

with Matt Marsh
Matt Marsh 16/Feb/15 AltLd
Ed 07/Feb/15 AltLd

Some tricky route finding and some spicy moves. III (4) would be more of an appropriate grade.

Mr Fuller 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Great and long route. Soloed first pitch then 7 pitches before moving together. I led round slab - hard rockover (4) round LHS of slab then steep gully to escape left before rejoining ridge direct. Ran like mad to catch the last bubble.

with Ed Poulter
Zoomer 22/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Teaching day on WIT, heavy going approach. Excellent turf and patches of good ice. Led 2 long grade III pitches before swapping over. Cornered ourselves in an overhanging groove (V). Rapped of at 1600, missed the gondola, walked all the way down in darkness, bogs, knee deep powder and river crossings...type 2 fun.

Mr. K 18/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Brian Smith 84 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable sustained route with very hard pitch up the slab. Good frozen turf but fresh powder with no or little neve made it interesting in places!

with Dave Moore
BnB 16/Jan/15 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Fiona Reid 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Very good value for the grade. Soloed the initial section then 5 pitches to the end of the difficulties, led even ones. Mike's variation on pitch 3 was really hard to second. Turf well frozen.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Took an absorbing direct line on the slab. Good route.

with Fiona
abbeywall 01/Mar/14 AltLd

Soloed up a bit at the start then 5 pitches. Led 1, 3, 5

with K
monsteratt 29/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Did the whole of the ridge proper moving together in a three. Poor conditions too warm and started raining with heavy wind half way up, which made it feel a little serious. Kinda spicy pitch on left of slab. Enjoyed bits of it despite hideous conditions.

with Dan Fairbank, Nick Whimster
nickwhimster 29/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

moved together, got soaked and blown all over the place!

with dan, monsteratt
Hidden 29/Jan/13 2nd O/S
ollie1 27/Jan/12 AltLd β

With +20kg rucksacks! Great climb, hard pitch after reaching base of triangular slab, perhaps took a difficult line..

Moonstone Hippy 17/Dec/11 AltLd dnf

Difficult snow conditions making for a slow approach and some gnarly climbing. Ab'd off from half way up the slabs.

with Phil
Ken Applegate 19/Jan/11 Lead

Move together for much of it, although pitched a pretty technical pitch, just left of the obvious slab. Great route, no stars in new Cicerone guide!

with Lena Brune, Martyn Stott
Captain Solo 05/Dec/10 AltLd

Moved together lower section, 2 pitches then soloed top section. Great bumslide down the ski run to finish.

with Ewan
Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd
Jonny M 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Jan/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 26/Feb/06 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/01 -
pingora 26/Jan/95 AltLd O/S
with Heather R, Mark Sinclair
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