Rockfax Description
90m. A fine line, graded for ice, but can be a grade easier with a good build-up or harder under powder. Gain a big right-facing corner via a crack. Above, climb its continuation, crossing the Haston Line and finish up a chimney in the upper rocks in the same line. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Named after the Canadian Whisky....Three pitches. Climb rightwards from the foot of the buttress to reach a corner. Climb this, hard in thin conditions, up and over small bulge to a stance. Continue up the chimney above to the top of the crag.

M.Sinclair & C Schiller 1993

Ssebo Banange 18/Jan Lead O/S

Under powder and no real ice.

with K
Andrew Sloan 07/Jan Lead dnf

Decided to give this a go as it was logged on ukc earlier in the week. Unfortunately there was no useable ice so I struggled, dry tooling up for 15m before my axes popped trying to pull into the corner. 2 bits of gear ripped and I took a 30 footer. Fortunately just my pride hurt. Did the Slant as a consolation route.

with Tony Ball
BallsOfSteel 04/Jan Lead O/S
Marek Raganowicz 10/Dec/17 Lead

Thin conditions.

with Magda
bodovix 09/Dec/17 Lead

P1 was quite lean today harder than anticipated. but in

Wojttek 09/Dec/17 2nd
with bodovix
andrzej kierzek 24/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Led P1 up to easier terrain on top of Haston's line. We had a stance very low down and were running out of rope. Kj led up to the Slant. I led P2, but probably used too easy variant out. There was no ice on P1, it was definitely IV.5.

with Kj
George Killaspy 11/Feb/17 AltLd
Gabe Oliver 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Top 2 pitches after climbing The Haston Line

Stuart the postie 05/Feb/17 Lead

Second route, not as enjoyable as the first!!!!

with Robin Clothier
DaveThexton 04/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Top pitch, powdery very little to no ice.

Jenn_Stretton 04/Feb/17 2nd
nellyonarope 02/Feb/17 Lead
Gibson27 ??/2017 -
Hidden 10/Nov/16 Lead O/S
akhughes 01/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Work. No ice, poorly protected and pretty thin. V,6 at least in these conditions. Good though.

pingora 26/Feb/16 2nd O/S
rashwell 25/Feb/16 Lead

Initial pitch (without ice; difficult!) then finished up the Slant

Hidden 24/Feb/16 AltLd
K Mckay 22/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Joined Yukon Jack up the Haston Line. Brilliant final pitch.

with Richard Mckay
pete.hutchings 21/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Started up Haston Line III4, then onto Yukon Jack.

Hidden 20/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
Mine2209 ??/2016 -
RClothier 31/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with BrianS, AmyG
BrianShackleton 31/Dec/15 2nd

Robin led initial pitch which was more like IV.6 in the conditions. We then abbed from sling at foot of upper corner on the messenger

AmyG 31/Dec/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/15 AltLd dnf
Piers Harley 14/Dec/15 AltLd dnf

The route was completely devoid of ice and under a substantial covering of powder. Took a fall on P1 just under the right facing corner. Felt at least V/5, possibly harder.

with Paul Winder
harry_lewis 12/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1, pretty thin

Matt Harmon 12/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch, glad to have been seconding for the bottom pitch-very hard im its lean condition

fait 15/Mar/15 Lead
alex toomey 10/Mar/15 AltLd
Roberttaylor 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

With Toomey and Latham. Enjoyable climbing, in very mixed condition (no ice at all). Led P1

AndyL 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/15 Lead dnf
MSchobitz 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Started up this and crossed the Haston Line but then finished up Hidden Chimney because time was running out. Pretty hard and run out break to break climbing with bad snow and bad hooks. Crux felt fairly grade V 5 ish.

Hidden 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
John Workman ?/Jan/15 2nd

No ice. Desparate.

with Billy
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Will Manners 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Pretty lean = no ice, but entertaining

with Simon Fairman
Captain Solo 26/Mar/14 Solo

Banked out at Grade III

Hidden 18/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jan/14 AltLd
Brucemacrosson 16/Jan/14 AltLd
with David Small
kelliroberts3 14/Jan/14 AltLd
Pete Rigby 14/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
mzchambers 14/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Lots of snow well banked out. Ewan lead second picth

with Ewan
Mike-W-99 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, route in great condition.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2. Great conditions. Walk in was brutal but sheltered on the climb.

with Mike
Tim Rodgers 11/Jan/14 AltLd

First pitch then into The Messenger

with Chris Down
adam clarke 11/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Adam led P1, Jim led P2. P1 seemed easy in the conditions (although gear consequently buried!)

with James Hulme
edmitchell 05/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Phil Wake
olekemi 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with James C
Alastair MacSween 04/Jan/14 AltLd rpt
with Graham Drinkwater, Phil Warriner
Elsier 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch up the chimney.

with Adrian
Hidden ?/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
HimTiggins 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Tom Lambert
Drew M 28/Dec/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Dec/13 Lead
masa-alpin 24/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

I lead P1 (merging to The Haston Line), Kyle did P2 (to the ledges) and P3. In today's condition, where rocks were very well rimed but ice on rock was not thick enough, P1 was both bold and hard - practically 15 metres run out from the deck up to tech 5, then the crux of tech 5/6 with OK-ish protection higher - solid grade VI. P3 was solid grade IV.

with Kyle
Mr. K 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Masa lead pitch one, felt something like VI, 6! Very tenuous hooks and poor gear. I lead pitch two and three, some nice Tech 4/5 bits around the start of pitch three.

Wojttek 17/Mar/13 Lead O/S

deep fresh snow and poor bubbled-ice under.seemed harder then Honeypot but great day it was

with Danii
benkelsey 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

to finish up hidden chimney via a traverse left.

with HPC
Hidden 30/Dec/12 Lead
gripped01 30/Dec/12 Lead

A bit thin making it a hard Grade IV.

with Liz Robinson
Hidden 17/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis 04/Dec/12 AltLd
Steven Andrews 04/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Harry did most of the work (clearing) and the lack of ice made this super-duper hard. Nice line though. Finished up the Slant as tine was getting on.

with Harry
Keith-Getoutadventures 05/Feb/12 Lead dnf

Fuck. Me. No ice, Tricky going to gain the corner with pish gear. Then harder continuing up the corner, A good nut on left wall in crack system. Got to the corner a few metres away from the easy ground and couldnt top it due to lack of anything for placements. Then struggled to gain the left wall via the crack system on top of the ledge, Definately tech 6 alone for that as it involved a horrid scary mantle, Got a nice chockstone thread with some insitu and just bailed off leaving a biner. If anyone can get to it, you're free to it as im impressed you chose to continue. If however its icy good conditions, I want it back! hah.

with janey
Piers Harley 17/Jan/12 AltLd

top pitch only (after finishing "Haston Line"

with Jeremy Windsor, Paul Winder
Tom Livingstone 04/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

If you want a spicy and enjoyable extra, go left from belay at the top of the corner, then up and right. Enjoy!

telemarker 30/Dec/11 2nd O/S
freudy_love 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Top chimney pitch only after coming up Hidden Chimney Direct and linking via the slant. Big hard footless pull on bomber hooks round the back of the (not so?) bomber hollow flake straight off the belay to get established but eased considerably after the first few metres with good gear too.

with Stewart Munro
willhawkins 05/Feb/11 Lead dnf

Attempted in very thin conditions. Felt very hard and subsequently took a fall and left a nut and quickdraw in place. Not recommended if there's no ice!

frecro 30/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Horrible conditions overhead and underfoot - no ice and lots of powder. Lowered off after 10 metres. Left behind yellow hex and quickdraw (if anyone's feeling kind, i'd like it back....If not, lucky you)

with steve
Griff87 26/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom Anderson, Jamie Hawton
jhawton 26/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed the top two pitches after completing the Haston line.

with Tom Anderson, Griff
Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
simondunf 23/Jan/11 AltLd

thin 1st pitch - almost no ice

stuart34 03/Jan/11 2nd
with Nic, Stuart Buchan
Hidden 03/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Heike 21/Nov/10 -

Typical Norries IV,5 under powder, ice and crud ;-)

with Jeremy
MonkeyDawson 20/Mar/10 AltLd
with Bob Foster
Hidden 07/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 07/Mar/10 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 12/Feb/10 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 01/Feb/09 -
dave_tomlin ?/Feb/09 -
with Tom Evans
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd dog
adw07 01/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Yourlead 23/Nov/07 2nd

lots of deep snow - Did 1st pitch only then backed off, but felt more like V 5/6?

with Graham Penny
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Hidden ??/1994 2nd
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