250m, 4 pitches. England's finest waterfall climb. Easy scrambling leads to the first pitch in the gorge, 40m with a steep finish. 3 easier pitches are separated by short walks then a final 50m pitch in an open position.

Richard Goodey ??/2015 -
Peter Metcalfe 23/Jan/13 Solo

Top pitches only (II/III) - main pitch not complete. Good fun - bit wet lower down though.

Hidden 27/Dec/10 Solo dnf
jason 27/Dec/10 Solo dnf
with moose ridd, manmike
Adi Hooper 27/Dec/10 Lead

Led 1st pitch and soloed the rest.

Ste Ridd 27/Dec/10 Solo dnf

Did not finish due to thawing. Main pitch thin in places and not attached to main wall. Night ascent.

eldre070 27/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Not in the best nick. Unaware of the previous day's incident.

with Alan
Tom Phillips 26/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Great day until we heard shouts for help on our return past thee main pitch - Got invlolved with the rescue of what turned out to be a fatal fall. A very sad day.

with Alistair
nia 26/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with harry
greenroom 25/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Peter Metcalfe 25/Dec/10 AltLd

First (main) pitch and the one above. Aborted for Christmas dinner at Mum's in Sedbergh!

Conan 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Got to the layby at 2pm and was shocked by the number of cars. However had the route almost to ourselves and was at home in Kendal drinking tea by 5:30pm. Roped the 1st pitch only. Great route although almst a staircase now.

with Simon Raven
Hidden 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
beds74 24/Dec/10 2nd
with Tom Swanich, Jon Peffer
sgl 24/Dec/10 AltLd
with will
Hidden 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Tom Phillips 24/Dec/10 AltLd

DG led main pitch - soloed rest

with dick
twoplates 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

good condition, second team on it, got to lead the main pitch this time, took the right line. soloed the rest

with beds, jon
J1PEF 24/Dec/10 AltLd

three stars, glad to be ahead of the pack, Great day!

Hidden 24/Dec/10 AltLd
Adam Lincoln 24/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Solo. Second ice climb ever. Was a bit gripped on first pitch! Took right line as left was heaving. Joined left line just before top.

mikemartin 24/Dec/10 Solo

Superb ice!! better than Steall falls.

Hidden 24/Dec/10 -
Hidden 24/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
markfairbank 23/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Great fun, night time ascent. Afew other parties were out but good conditions, lead P1 and then soloed the rest. P1 is good value!

with Ian Moore
mattish2000 23/Dec/10 -

Fantastic day out - 3 stars at least

Bob 23/Dec/10 Lead

Turned up just before 10am to find at least five teams in front! At least another five turned up after we'd done the first pitch. Led the first pitch then soloed the rest. Had waited 25 years to do this so waiting half an hour for teams to move on didn't seem too much of a burden. Photos at

with M. Bullough & S. Brock
crowberry gully 23/Dec/10 AltLd

Fat. Possible on the left or right side so the crowds didn't have to queue much

with Ross McGibbon
Andy Chadwick 22/Dec/10 AltLd


Ken Taylor 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

In good condition. We did a line on the left for the first pitch.

with Andy Chadwick
Mountain Llama 22/Dec/10 -

Turned up at 9.30am to find a queue of 5 teams already waiting! The wait was well worth it though. Pitched the 1st ice fall then solo'd the rest - all great value. Pauls recon early in the week paid off! One of my most enjoyable ice climbs to date.

with Paul S
TobyA 22/Dec/10 Lead O/S

I led the first pitch and then we soloed the rest. Dramatic climbing but really easy. Great fun and hello to all the others who were there!

with John
Oli Greg 22/Dec/10 2nd
with Glen H
ewen 21/Dec/10 AltLd
with rich, jeb
Hidden 21/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 21/Dec/10 AltLd
wheelo 09/Dec/10 Solo

Omitted wet pitch one, ann led next pitch so 2nded then soloed 2nd main pitch and eyed up the top one for another day!

with chris g, craig, ann
Adi Hooper 09/Dec/10 AltLd

In the dark after work! Rog led first pitch then we pretty much soloed the rest.

with Roger Ward
Ann S 09/Dec/10 AltLd

Traversed in to commence at top of first pitch. Superb conditions.Can't wait to do the whole route next winter.

with Craig and John W and Chris G, Craig and John W
Hidden 08/Dec/10 -
Will Smith 08/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Main pitch running in the middle and looked dodgy on the (very short!) walk in. However, it was climbable on the left with good ice (though exposed to spray in places) and slightly dodgy at the top where the ice catches the morning sun. Rob led this, then I led the next small step after which we put the rope away and soloed the rest. This was where the real surprise was... The ice just kept coming! All easy III with the odd steeper move but with perfect chewy ice.

with Rob
lithos 08/Dec/10 AltLd

Lead P1 then soloed the rest. The top of P1 barely hanging after the 6 people in front and sun had done its work. Rescue of solo-er while standing in a freezing shower and being hit in the chops from on high all added to the fun! All the rest of the many steps and pitches are really good as well, great day out

steven 08/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Tough grade finish on 1st pitch. probably grade 4.

with Dave Ryder
Andrew Wilson 08/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Night ascent. P1 bad at top on right.

with Chris Vernon
Pete Nugent 08/Dec/10 2nd

Fantastic day out. Left the car at 08.00, the first pitch was in the sun and was melting fast despite the sub zero temperatures.Also, there was a lot of water coming over the fall. Phil (& Dave Ryder) did a good lead as the ice was poor & there were some moves on rock to get to the belay. Conditions improved as the day progressed and the top pitches were in superb condition.

with Phil Tucker, Roger Wilkinson
Rog Wilko 08/Dec/10 -

Wonderful day, route in good nick, especially the upper pitches which don't get the sun.

with Phil Tucker, Pete Nugent
dave josling 05/Dec/10 2nd
munki1971 05/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Exciting main pitch as it was fairly unstable for the last few metres. Fantastic route with beautiful views.

Hidden ?/Dec/10 Lead
MarkDavies36 ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

After work in the dark

Hidden ?/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
philboy 14/Jan/10 2nd

night rade

with matt g
Hidden 14/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 12/Jan/10 AltLd

Headtorch ascent. Main pitch felt serious after both of my headtorches went awry. Main pitch not properly formed. Some sporting interst ensued. Great evening out.

with Adam
A Crook 12/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

night time ascent, ice a bit rotten at the bottom but a superb route well worth the effort

hirst 11/Jan/10 -

All pitches climbed, Starting to Thaw. Still large amount of Quality ice.

hirst 11/Jan/10 -

All pitches climbed, Starting to Thaw. Still large amount of Quality ice.

Tenko 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Pete MacDonald
Hardonicus 10/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Missed the main (first) pitch due to queue. Traversed in above it. Good ice all the way, if a little thawing. Quality route, lots of interest all the way up.

with Alex Thompson
TwSpanner 10/Jan/10 Solo

Missed out the first couple of pitches because they were pouring. Lots of running water but enough good ice to make it interesting. Top couple of pitches really good. Climbed with Col and Rhodes'y and head torches. Excellent afternoons sport.

Hidden 10/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jan/10 2nd O/S
GPN 09/Jan/10 AltLd
with Ian Lawton, Annette
crowberry gully 09/Jan/10 AltLd

Excellent condition and much more to the route than I was expecting, the upper pitches are easier but very fine

with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
net 09/Jan/10 AltLd

George led the main pitch (which was well formed), Ian led 3rd and I led last pitch. Some runny bits still, but excellent ice throughout.

with Ian Lawton, George
twoplates 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

good(enough) ice throughout, climbed carrying skis for descent, dave led p 1/3 and we soloed the last pitch. good day.

with dave sharpe
Hidden 08/Jan/10 Solo
innes ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Nibs
jhardwick ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S

full winter conditions

with tony womersley, chris vernon
RM199 ??/2010 2nd
Hidden 10/Jan/01 Solo
uphillnow 09/Jan/97 Solo

Bottom pitch not fully frozen.Soloed the rest with my son following. Clear cold day. To go back for the bottom pitch properly formed sometime. March about 1990

Hidden 03/Feb/96 AltLd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jan/93 -
with Martin Doyle
Brian Wilderspin 02/Mar/86 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 16/Feb/85 -
with Nick Hewitt
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