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This climb is in 65 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

saintlade - 2014

Poor vis and snowing, good neve, brittle ice with sugary 'topping' on 1st ice pitch. Soft snow in middle pitches, 3rd ice pitch was really good, most screws ok. Topped out in a white out, descent via the window. Paul led 1, 4 & 6, I led 2,3 & 5, great day.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Paul

Excellent conditions, partial sun / clound, good ice, minimal wind.
Will Manners - Lead - 04/Apr/13 with Mick Hunter

andyinglis - Solo - 15/Mar/13 with James Sutton

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Mar/13

Soft and cruddy. Intermittent rain.
NickJH - AltLd O/S - Mar/13 with LiamG

Mix of good neve, hard but brittle ice and sugary crud which seemed to be prevalent on the harder moves - glad I wasn't leading ! still a top day in good conditions topped out to sunshine and great views
jandyd05 - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Graeme Lennox, Dave Kenyon

Quite busy for midweek but no one on SPD. An excellent route in great condition, having the route to ourselves and being tucked away in the gully kept the sounds of braying to a minimum.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with Barry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13

Excellent route. Generally great neve (hard work getting any decent screws though) with a couple of patches of horrible crud.
Northern Mountain Monkey - Lead - 18/Feb/13

Excellent day , cracking first pitch , hard neve in gully leading to a steep step of sugary crud unable to protect so ran out 45m to peg belay , crux pitch led by Aidy sugar snow tunnelling at its best , topped out to beautiful sunset and a moonlit descent of easy gully , top day .
dizzyg - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with rob the caver, aidy

ice was a cruddy mess, gear was essentially none existant. climbed it with two heavy duty old stylee charlet moser mountaineering axes as my new ones dont arrive till tomorrow! skipped the 2nd crux section by going round the side as the ice was too poor to even get placements. Just plain dangerous in this state!
James S - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with sam

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Matt lead P1 and P3, I lead P2 and P4. Ice quality was poor, gear was ever poorer.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Matt P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/11

Epic Falling Rodders!
unbezonking - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hacking good first pitch. Sugary snow and spindrift thereafter. Fun, wild day out nonetheless. Top effort from James at the helm :)
sophiecb - 2nd - 30/Jan/11 with James

Great day, 1st Ice fall was great, didn't make the 2nd one, a few pings (lost count)and retreated with tail between legs to by pass. Will be back!
rodders24 - 2nd - 30/Jan/11 with Alistair Gray

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Pete, Tom Powell

Great first pitch, crux pitch made scarier by soft snow, most belays were "marginal". Great day out!
moorea - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Jonah

Pete Graham - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Tom Powell, Tom Everett

Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Pete Graham, Tom Everett

hard going with un-consolidated snow and poor ice but on the whole a great day!
Piers Harley - AltLd - 20/Jan/11 with Paul Winder

What a day. Storm got us 3 pitches before the Summit.I uttered the mantra.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with sebrider

Epic, hard, belays hard to find, stormy etc ect! Had to by pass last ice fall. Glad to get home!
sebrider - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with Jason.

Brittle ice, lead pitch 3.
Hannah Evans - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with Scott Kirkhope, Ken Applegate

Ice was very brittle today and dinner-plating everywhere, so felt very hard for the grade. Actually, it felt very hard for V,5! Had to bail off the crux icefall, and leave two ice screws behind. Escaped up easier ground.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Scott Kirkhope, Hannah Evans

(Semi-direct). Ice incredibly hard and brittle. Willie led first pitch which felt hard for 4. Team in front bailed off the crux which looked fearsome (moreso in the failing light). Nipped round to the left in the dark with one headtorch between us.
niallk - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Willie

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

very nice, belays are POOR in low snow!!!!
joese7en - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/10

steev - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Jess, Manjoe

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/10

intended to do last post but ended up doing this by mistake. good route anyway!
morsy - 07/Feb/10 with gerhard mors

chapmand - AltLd - Feb/10 with Scott Webster

tjmillen - Lead - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Water running behind the first pitch though ice was sound. Very solid ice on the last crux. Fab climb considering the thaw setting in.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Jamie Grimwade

Possibly the only ascent of the season.....bloody idiots!
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Andy Inglis

Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Mike Garton

whispering nic - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Ali Cashman

bandersnatch - Lead - Feb/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2001

brockers - AltLd O/S - 2001 with CarlZ

Hidden - Lead - 13/Feb/99

Hidden - Feb/98

Melting... water coming out of the axe holes... lead both hard pitches
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Mar/96

phardman - Feb/96

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/87

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/85

Mark Kemball - Lead - 15/Feb/85 with Ken Grainger

Finshed off on this after Centre Post Direct and Last Post. 3500ft of climbing and still down before dark.
Lone Rider - Solo - 06/Jan/85

First pitch was dinner-plates, so traversed in from the R and climbed all pitches direct. Couldn't reach the belay at top of the Great Pitch so buried my axes and trusted in God and Joe not to fall off! Superb weather and brilliant climb!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Feb/84 with Joe Flynn

First pitch direct (IV), avoided third pitch.
neil3965 - Lead - 24/Feb/79 with Alan Welsby, Bill McCrae

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Voting
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 65 (4.6%)
Lead9 of 65 (13.8%)
Followed5 of 65 (7.7%)
Alt Leads35 of 65 (53.8%)
Unknown13 of 65 (20.0%)

'Climbed'42 of 65 (64.6%)
clean O/S23 of 65 (35.4%)