50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A small pillar that forms inbetween the Downfall Climb and the Direct. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
In between the ice pillar of the direct and the corner of the Downfall climb another ice pillar forms, this is followed to the traverse line of the Downfall climb and leads to a choice of finishes.

Ticklists: Winter Aspirations.

Hidden 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
stevelismore 26/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Ice a bit soft by the time we climbed it!

with Gavin PCC, Phil PCC
adamwesthead 25/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

I lead the III part up to the ledge. I think I was slightly too far right because the proper pillar was not very well formed and dripping a lot of water. From the ledge Nick lead to upper hanging icefall on the right which was harder than grade III

with Hoult
Palmer 25/Jan/13 2nd
jjclarke70 24/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Paul Shep
Hidden 24/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 22/Jan/13 2nd
Ollie B 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Pretty wet. Wont be in much longer.

with S.Bennett
Swiss Tony 12/Feb/12 2nd

Peak district Scottish mountain day ??, great long day out, started from upper booth, went up Crowden Clough which was good fun & an easy solo on grade 1, then over to the downfall just "for a look" great surprise as it was well in ! Trouble was we were at the top, considered abbing down but too many people below, found a steep grass route down about 300m to the left side, ice scrambled up the stream which was fun then climbed the central route (iii) straight away as it was getting late, abed down the corner (iv) & did a traverse across the right side back to kinder low cutting steps !, all in all a great mountain day out & the downfall was a nice surprise

Double Knee Bar 12/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Great day out. First go on ice.

Fiskavaig 12/Feb/12 Lead

Spur of moment decision to head here instead of Wales,the right choice made! it was in! up to the big ledge, getting very thin and wet to top out, so abbed back down the corner pitch.

with Paul R
Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead
bigbadbob12345 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

The Direct hadn't touched down, but the Central was in good condition. Good ice lower down was hollow in places higher up, was pretty wet through out. Done as 2 pitches, 1st pitch up to main ledge taking the steepest line ( 3 screws), 2nd pitch traversed left then finnished up the Direct fall( 2 screws ). Did a small pitch to the left of the top of Central direct, up a small ramp and then the 4mtr fall ( 1 screw ) Also top roped a 10mtr ice fall off to the left of kinder main fall

stev1e.wilso 11/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Dylan
Hidden 11/Feb/12 AltLd
joe_lancs 04/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Feb/12 2nd
Misha 23/Dec/10 2nd O/S

A real steal because it melted away a few days later and we did it on a weekday. Walked in from Hayfield, which was steady but took a couple of hours, with the approach to the base of the climb proving a bit as problematic we came in along the top of the plateau and pretty steep to get down - managed to walk down the flank some way away from the climb. Ian followed a rising right to left traverse line featuring several steps and ledged - good III. The direct had formed but was still looking a bit fragile. There were a couple of other bits of ice around but I needed to get to Ely so we called it a day. An excellent day, fulfilling a long-held ambition.

with Ian W
Hidden 22/Dec/10 Lead
Dave Mason 22/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Hennell
Hidden 22/Dec/10 2nd
DerwentDiluted 21/Dec/10 2nd

declined to solo and scrounged rope from obliging person. Will return to lead soon hopefully.

CaverPete 20/Dec/10 2nd O/S

The Direct hadn't touched down yet but the Central was in good condition. Good ice, bit chewy in places and very little snow. Done as 2 pitches, 1st pitch up to main ledge below a large icicle, 2nd pitch traversed left and up a rock chimney for a bit of mixed interest. Team of 4, climbed as sun was setting.

with Matt Dalby
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Jan/10 Solo O/S

trailed a rope to belay Stuart up. Placed no gear.

with Stuart Coxson
towdman 14/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead
bridget143 14/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Nick led P1, I led P2.

Graham Armitage 14/Jan/10 Lead
with towdman
Hidden 14/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
ed woods 14/Jan/10 2nd
with Ben, Paul & Phil
Hidden 12/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Lead
Somerset swede basher 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Katharine
FrankW 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Colin Adams
Katharine.eaton 09/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Dom
Col Kingshott 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S
innes ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Max
dan_o_b ?/Dec/09 -
sharpie530 ?/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Jan/09 2nd dnf
hamish2016 09/Jan/09 Lead O/S

I think this is the line I took. Avoided the traverse in from the right by heading straight up to a rock step (peg). Climb over the rock step to the base of a big wet icicle. Climb the icicle direct to a large platform. Continued up a small icicle to finish. The icicle went at grade 4.

with Haydn
9fingerjon 08/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

At Night!

with Matt G
Hidden 08/Jan/09 AltLd
Neil McA 08/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Ben Manwarring
Danzig ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Rich Ogden
Hidden 11/Jan/97 2nd
craig h ??/1993 AltLd O/S
with Jim Mellor
Hidden ?/Jan/84 2nd O/S
charlesmfrench 15/Jan/82 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 13/Jan/82 Lead
with Chris Calow, Sian Calow
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