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.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
DSM 4 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S First pitch not fully formed. Everything else in place, but starting to thaw.
First pitch not fully formed. Everything else in place, but starting to thaw.
Ian Hinkins 4 Mar, 2018 Solo Very nice, missed bottom pitch as it was a bit thin and steep for me.
Very nice, missed bottom pitch as it was a bit thin and steep for me.
sheelba 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd All pitches, first pitch was hard, luckily I had a lanky, water-ice poodle to lead it for me
with Tom H
All pitches, first pitch was hard, luckily I had a lanky, water-ice poodle to lead it for me
with Tom H
Andrew Lodge 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant climb, it just keeps on going.
with Tony, steveshaking
Brilliant climb, it just keeps on going.
with Tony, steveshaking
steveshaking 4 Mar, 2018 - We missed pitch 1, possibly too wet and I'll formed, but others were game. I led 2nd pitch. Absolutely stunning climbing. The 4th pitch offered 60m of sublime ice.
We missed pitch 1, possibly too wet and I'll formed, but others were game. I led 2nd pitch. Absolutely stunning climbing. The 4th pitch offered 60m of sublime ice.
Tony Ryland 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 2nd
Joshcastril 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Avoided wet 1st pitch
Avoided wet 1st pitch
makower-t 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd Lead first pitch, good ice with only a few areas of running water. Awesome climb!!
Lead first pitch, good ice with only a few areas of running water. Awesome climb!!
JonLongshanks 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S At long last!! Fantastic. Missed the wet first pitch. 4 other cracking pitches though!
At long last!! Fantastic. Missed the wet first pitch. 4 other cracking pitches though!
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd
RUDIN.J.D.H 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd Main 40 meter pitch not in condition, running water from waterfall. Did not attempt. Joined at pitch 2, Ice improved with height. CH lead pitch 2 I Lead pitch 3/4 CH lead final pitch
with Craig Harrison
Main 40 meter pitch not in condition, running water from waterfall. Did not attempt. Joined at pitch 2, Ice improved with height. CH lead pitch 2 I Lead pitch 3/4 CH lead final pitch
with Craig Harrison
jonathan_doyle 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd Sublime route - the gift that keeps on giving
with Wilf Sargent, makower-t
Sublime route - the gift that keeps on giving
with Wilf Sargent, makower-t
CHarrison 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd Lead P2 & 4. P1 not properly formed. A bit thin in places with plenty of running water, first ice route so not much to compare it too but had an amazing day. Climbed as 2 teams of 2
with Joe Rudin (NMC)
Lead P2 & 4. P1 not properly formed. A bit thin in places with plenty of running water, first ice route so not much to compare it too but had an amazing day. Climbed as 2 teams of 2
with Joe Rudin (NMC)
jonnyboy 2 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Bottom pitch not in. 1:13 car to car.
Bottom pitch not in. 1:13 car to car.
kato'sdad 2 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Bottom pitch not in condition yet
Bottom pitch not in condition yet
Richard Goodey ??, 2015 -
Peter Metcalfe 23 Jan, 2013 Solo Top pitches only (II/III) - main pitch not complete. Good fun - bit wet lower down though.
Top pitches only (II/III) - main pitch not complete. Good fun - bit wet lower down though.
manmike 27 Dec, 2010 Solo dnf Night ascent. Jason wisely backed off main pitch just a few meters from the top due to rapidly thawing conditions. A lot of ice waiting to collapse.Missed conditions by a few hours.
with jason
Night ascent. Jason wisely backed off main pitch just a few meters from the top due to rapidly thawing conditions. A lot of ice waiting to collapse.Missed conditions by a few hours.
with jason
jason 27 Dec, 2010 Solo dnf
with moose ridd, manmike
with moose ridd, manmike
Adi Hooper 27 Dec, 2010 Lead Led 1st pitch and soloed the rest.
Led 1st pitch and soloed the rest.
Ste Ridd 27 Dec, 2010 Solo dnf Did not finish due to thawing. Main pitch thin in places and not attached to main wall. Night ascent.
Did not finish due to thawing. Main pitch thin in places and not attached to main wall. Night ascent.
eldre070 27 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S Not in the best nick. Unaware of the previous day's incident.
with Alan
Not in the best nick. Unaware of the previous day's incident.
with Alan
Tom Phillips 26 Dec, 2010 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
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, 2010 Solo O/S
greenroom 25 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S
Peter Metcalfe 25 Dec, 2010 AltLd First (main) pitch and the one above. Aborted for Christmas dinner at Mum's in Sedbergh!
First (main) pitch and the one above. Aborted for Christmas dinner at Mum's in Sedbergh!
Hidden 25 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Conan 24 Dec, 2010 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
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, 2010 AltLd O/S
beds74 24 Dec, 2010 2nd
with Tom Swanich, J1PEF
with Tom Swanich, J1PEF
sgl 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with will
with will
Hidden 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Tom Phillips 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd DG led main pitch - soloed rest
DG led main pitch - soloed rest
twoplates 24 Dec, 2010 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, J1PEF
good condition, second team on it, got to lead the main pitch this time, took the right line. soloed the rest
with beds, J1PEF
J1PEF 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd three stars, glad to be ahead of the pack, Great day!
three stars, glad to be ahead of the pack, Great day!
Hidden 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Adam Lincoln 24 Dec, 2010 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.
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, 2010 Solo Superb ice!! better than Steall falls.
Superb ice!! better than Steall falls.
Hidden 24 Dec, 2010 -
Jonny_86 24 Dec, 2010 Lead First ice climb! Lead first crux pitch n soloed the rest. Perfect blue sky n great company. Tip top day out, hard to beat.
with TT, Delta Farce
First ice climb! Lead first crux pitch n soloed the rest. Perfect blue sky n great company. Tip top day out, hard to beat.
with TT, Delta Farce
Hidden 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
markfairbank 23 Dec, 2010 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
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, 2010 - Fantastic day out - 3 stars at least
Fantastic day out - 3 stars at least
Bob 23 Dec, 2010 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 http://bobwightman.co.uk/climb/cautley_spout_slides.php
with M. Bullough & S. Brock
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 http://bobwightman.co.uk/climb/cautley_spout_slides.php
with M. Bullough & S. Brock
crowberry gully 23 Dec, 2010 AltLd Fat. Possible on the left or right side so the crowds didn't have to queue much
with Ross McGibbon
Fat. Possible on the left or right side so the crowds didn't have to queue much
with Ross McGibbon
Andy Chadwick 22 Dec, 2010 AltLd Brilliant.
Brilliant.
Ken Taylor 22 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S In good condition. We did a line on the left for the first pitch.
with Andy Chadwick
In good condition. We did a line on the left for the first pitch.
with Andy Chadwick
Mountain Llama 22 Dec, 2010 - 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
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, 2010 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!
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!
Oli Greg 22 Dec, 2010 2nd
with Glen
with Glen
ewen 21 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with rich, jeb
with rich, jeb
Hidden 21 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 21 Dec, 2010 AltLd
wheelo 9 Dec, 2010 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
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 9 Dec, 2010 AltLd In the dark after work! Rog led first pitch then we pretty much soloed the rest.
with Roger Ward
In the dark after work! Rog led first pitch then we pretty much soloed the rest.
with Roger Ward
Ann S 9 Dec, 2010 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
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 8 Dec, 2010 -
Will Smith 8 Dec, 2010 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 lithos
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 lithos
lithos 8 Dec, 2010 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
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 8 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Tough grade finish on 1st pitch. probably grade 4.
with Dave Ryder
Tough grade finish on 1st pitch. probably grade 4.
with Dave Ryder
Andrew Wilson 8 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S Night ascent. P1 bad at top on right.
with Chris Vernon
Night ascent. P1 bad at top on right.
with Chris Vernon
Pete Nugent 8 Dec, 2010 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, Rog Wilko
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, Rog Wilko
Rog Wilko 8 Dec, 2010 - Wonderful day, route in good nick, especially the upper pitches which don't get the sun.
with Phil Tucker, Pete Nugent
Wonderful day, route in good nick, especially the upper pitches which don't get the sun.
with Phil Tucker, Pete Nugent
dave josling 5 Dec, 2010 2nd
munki1971 5 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S Exciting main pitch as it was fairly unstable for the last few metres. Fantastic route with beautiful views.
Exciting main pitch as it was fairly unstable for the last few metres. Fantastic route with beautiful views.
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 Lead
MarkDavies36 ?Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S After work in the dark
After work in the dark
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 Lead
steveb2006 10 Feb, 2010 AltLd Another good climb in superb weather tho gets very windy later
with Mick F
Another good climb in superb weather tho gets very windy later
with Mick F
Hidden 15 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
philboy 14 Jan, 2010 2nd night rade
night rade
petegunn 14 Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 14 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 12 Jan, 2010 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
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
Hidden 12 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
hirst 11 Jan, 2010 - All pitches climbed, Starting to Thaw. Still large amount of Quality ice.
All pitches climbed, Starting to Thaw. Still large amount of Quality ice.
hirst 11 Jan, 2010 - All pitches climbed, Starting to Thaw. Still large amount of Quality ice.
All pitches climbed, Starting to Thaw. Still large amount of Quality ice.
Tenko 10 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Pete MacDonald
with Pete MacDonald
Hardonicus 10 Jan, 2010 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
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, 2010 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.
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, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 10 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
GPN 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd
with Ian Lawton, net
with Ian Lawton, net
crowberry gully 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd Excellent condition and much more to the route than I was expecting, the upper pitches are easier but very fine
with Ross McGibbon
Excellent condition and much more to the route than I was expecting, the upper pitches are easier but very fine
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
net 9 Jan, 2010 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, GPN
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, GPN
twoplates 9 Jan, 2010 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
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 8 Jan, 2010 Solo
innes ?Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
with Nibs
with Nibs
jhardwick ?Jan, 2010 2nd O/S full winter conditions
with tony womersley, chris vernon
full winter conditions
with tony womersley, chris vernon
RM199 ??, 2010 2nd
Hidden 10 Jan, 2001 Solo
uphillnow 9 Jan, 1997 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
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 3 Feb, 1996 AltLd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?Jan, 1993 -
with Martin Doyle
with Martin Doyle
Hidden 10 Feb, 1991 AltLd O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 1990 AltLd
with Spuz
with Spuz
Brian Wilderspin 2 Mar, 1986 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 16 Feb, 1985 -
with Nick Hewitt
with Nick Hewitt
Hidden ??, 1980 AltLd
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