Taxus Icefall Finish*** IV 4
[David starting the top pitch on  Taxus icefall finish, 3 kb]240m, 4 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: David starting the top pitch on Taxus icefall finish © Richard Weller
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This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Dougbart - Lead - 20/Feb/15 with Stuart, liam

Jasonic - AltLd - 17/Feb/15

walked up in a white out with rain and hailstone. started climbing in heavy snow with spidrift avalanches every minute flowing down the route. Awesome neve and ice turned to a scary climbing in horrendous powder snow and a then a swim through a deep cornice to top out. Topped out to 60mph winds in a cloud. Then walked off with the sky clearing and clear blue skies with a view all the way to the Ben. Every season and every condition all in one day....madness.
Willismorris - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/15

WCL assessment
Blurgy319 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Lee Wales

Hidden - 14/Feb/15

Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Jake, Joe White

Louvet - 2nd - 14/Feb/15 with Tarquin

Last pitch was interesting, 90m in one pitch with only 60m ropes...
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Thomas Reid

Hidden - 08/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15

tallpaulselfridge - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/15 with easers

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Feb/15

Missed out steepest section of icefall by going r of the rock at half height. Ice not fully frozen; scary
clams - Lead - Feb/15 with Dave

saintlade - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13

akhughes - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13

mistertees - 2nd - 26/Feb/13

Excellent! get on it before it melts
Pete23 - Lead - 24/Feb/13 with Hugues

eolmar - 2nd - 24/Feb/13 with Peter

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/13

patchy ice but ok
Grezza - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/13 with Paul E

Led the first pitch of Icefall finish, Paul led the rest. Brilliant route.
Finn Curry - AltLd - 06/Feb/13 with Paul Warnock

Hidden - 2013

Pohil - Lead - 19/Dec/12 with Ed Watson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Bob1984 - AltLd - 20/Dec/11 with Gregor Imrie

gregor - Dec/11

Relaxed start to the day, started at 1500, did the top pitch in the dark.
mark88 - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Mark, Merlin Andrew

Went to do Cirrus but found it hadn't formed at all so wondered round to Taxus. Climbed as a three. Started at 1500! Icefall finish was thin, but doable. Just about managed the last pitch without running out of rope! Descent down the ridge was interesting in the dark. Overall, great day out.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Mark Harrison, Mark Patterson

Late start gave a final exciting pitch and top out in the dark. Excellent route
markharro - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Merlin

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 08/Jan/11 with Dougal

Joe Nunn - AltLd - 08/Jan/11 with mike preece

carlh - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mgeek - AltLd O/S - 2011 with martin holland

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10

Post exam climbing fix!
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/10 with Robbie

rcammack - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/10 with Alistair Rocke

thebat - 2nd - 08/Mar/10 with Ontour

Ice Spider - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Tony Barton

riven - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Ollie Kenyon

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/10

Pitches 1 and 4
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Joe

alan barnes - AltLd - 03/Mar/10 with ben keen, chris hig

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/10

Sam-westcott - 03/Mar/10

Brilliant route. Felt relatively straightforward for a IV. Some windslab on approach but can weave way through boulders with relative safety. Exit pitch from top was ok. Screws, the odd wire and hex handy.
Rydell - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/10

1philjones1 - AltLd - Mar/10 with Paul

In good condition, no other team on the route !
velsyam - 2nd - 27/Feb/10

Lots of traffic on route due to a late start, over an hour wait at the base after the snow plod, then same again on the 1st stance, lots of debris coming down - painful! top pitches exciting and a great finish to a cold day!
krusty23 - 2nd - 21/Feb/10 with Jaz, Paul Knowles

Top route on a top day.
joeydurkin - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Pete smith

Superb weather!
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 19/Feb/10 with Roger Ward

Much better finish than the original, surely more popular as well.
jshields - Lead - 18/Feb/10 with Ed James

LozM - AltLd - 14/Feb/10 with Mark J

stimpey - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Pete, Tom

Timpy1584 - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with Pete, Steve

petegunn - AltLd - 14/Feb/10 with Steve, Tom

Went on a Friday to avoid the crowds, but it was heaving. A stupidly fast walk up put us second on the route though. Nice route, fat ice, seemed closer to 3 than 4 in these conditions.
Simon Caldwell - 12/Feb/10 with Clare, Carmen

last pitch was a bit bare after following the masses who has smashed it to bits. nice delicate traverse out of the top corner.
lithos - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

Done in 3 pitches. I led the middle one up stonking ice which took solid screws, very good time to try out my new leashless set up. Rob led the last pitch which had had almost all the ice knocked off. This left it as a tricky mixed pitch with little gear but in a brilliant exposed position.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/10

Fantastic alpine atmosphere. Great conditions
cubehead - 2nd - 10/Feb/10

Excellent route and a wonderful day. Clear blue skies and good ice. Two ice pitches in hte lower section. Ice slightly brittle in places on the icefall finish, but generally good.
Richard Weller - 09/Feb/10 with Ruth Love, David Small

Excellent day out, good conditions, taxing in places, some windslab at the exit. Thanks Phil for giving us a treat!
JulianD - 2nd - 02/Feb/10 with Michael L, Phil D

PaulCunningham - AltLd - Feb/10

Hidden - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/10

First proper winter climb. Thanks to Ewan for leading us up. Brilliant day, esp the Icefall finish.
jacobfinn - 2nd β - 29/Jan/10 with Euan Whittaker, Alan

Scary unprotected section climbing out of the corner at the top.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Paul

First proper ice climb
crombie - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Euan, Jacobfinn

thought the last pitch had shite gear. John led through and saved the day :o
glaramara - AltLd - 24/Jan/10 with john dale

Hidden - Lead - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010 with paddy

colinthrelfall - 2010

Climbed it in October, powder snow, walked out by moonlight.
Jasonic - 2010

bit lean,cave pitch very sketchy,bit of mixed at top
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - AltLd rpt - 18/Dec/09 with my bestest bud, Manimal

Banked out at the bottom but some unconsolidated snow and thin ice higher. Good climb. Foolishly had only taken 2 ice screws so detoured around main part of the icefall finish.
NathanP - AltLd - 15/Feb/09 with Jas

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with harry pell

david0811 - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Mark Reid

I lead second grade III pitch, Fiona lead the rest (repeat ascent for her).
MelH - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Fiona Murray

abbeywall - AltLd - 01/Feb/09

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 01/Feb/09

gregor - Feb/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Dec/08

In thin condition but good fun. Plenty of very brittle ice but excellent turf!
HamishD - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Haydn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/08

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Sam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Matt G and Ad

niall_mac - AltLd - Mar/06 with am_bodach

barney_edin - AltLd - 27/Feb/06 with Phil A

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/05

Chris L Hill - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Ed Cheadle

Hidden - 01/Feb/02

kato'sdad - 2nd - 19/Jan/01 with Giles Trussel

Hidden - Lead - 19/Dec/99

Stuart the postie - Solo - 1998

Smith42 - Mar/97

nickcanute - AltLd - Mar/96 with keith bolton

Stuart the postie - 1996 with Ian Dempster

Stuart the postie - 1995 with Pete Brown

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