Rockfax Description
This short route is steep and packs a punch..
1) 4, 30m. Climb the steep ice-pitch just left of the descent track. The pitch is sometimes started on the right. A good belay is found well back on a huge boulder. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Climbingspike ??/2016 -
centurion05 ??/2015 -
with chris thorne
tim newton 01/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Skinny Kin 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S

A bit weird formation; perhaps due to wind blowing up the valley. We climbed a ramp like free standing pillar. Very funky. Spectators thought it was dubious but perfectly sound when you got on it.

with Pete Frost
Pete_Frost 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Crux ice pillar was leaning over to give an easy, but very photogenic angle. Immense fun on good ice!

Alex Riley 26/Jan/13 TR
with JP, Sam P
SamP88 26/Jan/13 TR dog

Going out of condition very wet The Shower Curtain would be a more appropriate name!

with JP, Alex R
DannyK 24/Jan/13 Lead rpt
with Katie
Webster 23/Jan/13 Solo dnf

bottom half and then down climbed/traversed off right, good fun but didnt want to damage the rest of the route.

DannyK 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
CashaJones 23/Jan/13 2nd
Pay Attention ?/Feb/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Chubbard 27/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with C Godfrey
GF ?/Dec/10 2nd
Martyn ?/Dec/10 TR
with James Williams
nvalentine760 ?/Nov/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead dnf
frost 13/Jan/10 Solo O/S
AJM 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Good fun - crazy ice formations, although some of the screws didn't inspire total confidence!

spidey 09/Jan/10 2nd
ruaidh 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Marvellous climb. Scary step out into space at 2/3 height onto a thin tongue of ice that looks like it shouldn't hold the weight of anything more than a small dog. Belay well back on blocks. Don't know why Welsh Winter climbs doesn't give this stars. (PS: Steve, if you read this today, send me an email via ukc - battery's dead on phone) (PPS: Gethin, I also twatted myself in the face today with ice dislodged by my Simond Piranhas.)

with Steve
Hidden 09/Jan/10 2nd O/S
gethin_allen 08/Jan/10 2nd

really found the limitations of old simond piranha axes when i dislodged a big lump of ice that smacked me in the face. oops.

Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 03/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Really delicate ice. Nice hooking higher up.

Rampikino 03/Jan/10 2nd

Quite tough - great lead by Paul, especially on the suspended pillar high up.

Adam Booth 02/Jan/10 2nd

Thin today. Nice feature high up. Nice lead Ed!

Misha 02/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Randomly came across Adam and his brother ed while soloing in Idwal. Ed led the pitch and kindly offered me a rope. I wouldn't have dared soloing it as there were some steep sections, particularly one bit where it was slighly overhanging and you had to trust your foot on a spur of ice that looked like it was going to fall off under pressure.

Ed Booth 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S

a bit dongy! mad for it.

jimbonfire ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
mynyddresident ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Sam J
tim20 ??/2010 -
mike.moss ??/2010 Lead O/S
nvalentine760 ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
geoff b 10/Jan/09 Lead

Very thin, more of a curtain rod than a curtain! Steep & narrow.

with Rod W
philhilo 20/Feb/06 Lead O/S

1st lead. Great sheets and sails of ice really exciting with supportive crowd below. Ice screws so much harder to place than expected.

with ken tranter
SteveM 27/Feb/05 2nd
with Tobs
Hidden 27/Feb/05 2nd O/S
Ally Smith ?/Feb/04 Lead
phardman 29/Dec/96 Solo
Nick Biven ?/Jan/85 2nd
with Karl Strange
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