|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Col Kingshott||18/Mar||Lead O/S||
Detached from the rock.
Led first pitch, second pitch from belay quite thin and getting detached
Good conditions on main pitch but ice on short exit pitch (straight up) was hollow, holed and fragile, was worried a lot of it would fall down.
Great ice formations, belayed in the snow fairy cave :) Top pitch a bit scary due to the thawing conditions on the top half of the climb.
Really nice and interesting ice pitch. Make it as hard or easy as you want if the ice umbrellas make it so. They were fat when we did it and great fun. Although getting stepped out now. Walked to the summit to top off a great day :)
Two long pitches in 45 mins
lovely blue bird day, super conditions. well stepped
great fun, particularily going through the ice cave on the main pitch
|Charlie Zephyr Booth||?/Feb/13||Lead||
The last climb of the winter season, a month earlier than last year!
Soloed to main pitch, rock belay on left. The main pitch was harder than it looked from below as it was only solid ice in places, with quite a lot of hollow ice and crystalline snow. A sustained pitch to another good rock belay 55m. Then a choice of exits to the plateau. We took a set of wires, (1-9), Rockcentrics, (3-7), and 6 short to medium ice screws. An excellent route.
Mike Pescod, AB
|Liam Ingram||06/Mar/11||AltLd O/S||
Lead steep direct finish.
soloed up to ice pitch , fine sustained 50metres of ice , first grade 5 ice route found it easier than expected .
kenny wright, aidy
|Northern Mountain Monkey||26/Feb/11||Lead||
Mushy snow on the approach but good conditions on the main pitch. Felt about as hard as Black Crag Icefall.
Short and sweet. Led 1st pitch, about 40m to a nook, and the 3rd. http://vimeo.com/19411213
walk up in blizzard conditions - clear during climb and walk off - geat climb! - For fotos of the day go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hud14/sets/72157625791023584/ (originally we had aimed for the Pumpkin, but did The Wand instead)
Probably the best, and certainly the most sustained ice route I've done. The initial 45m had very little in the way of steps or hooks, so the route had quite an adventurous feel. Went straight up, via some tricky ice steps to gain the plateau. Awesome route!
Led crux, excellent ice, poor vis on the crag and had to nav off the top
One 'magic' pitch.
|Adam Booth||20/Feb/10||AltLd O/S||
|Si Carter||13/Feb/10||2nd O/S||
Route in good condition overall, but a bit fragile near the top of the second pitch. Great work by Rich, very confident lead.
|Big Lee||10/Feb/10||AltLd O/S||
Felt easy for a V
plenty of ice gave fantastic conditions, well worth waiting for. main pitch was sustained and exposed, but plenty of bomber screws and good ice.
Lead first pitch, full 60m. superb conditions
Colin Maclean, Diggler
|Dave Musgrove Jnr||12/Feb/94||-||
Went for the long pitch - bypassed the first peg belay, just clipped it. While climbing the steep final step of the pitch, kicking blind, noted a strange feeling. Looking down, noted one crampon point sticking through the rope - the one attached to the peg 20ft below. Oh dearie me. Best to switch off and climb! (In the days of flat chisel front points - it cut most of the rope fibres)