The main fall gives a short ice pitch. This is followed by aprox 200m (Horizontal distance) of short steps and icy slabs.

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Peak Winter, Scrambles in the Dark Peak (winter)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Wayne S 3 Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 13 Jan -
Hidden 11 Jan -
troybison 19 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt Roped solo lead. Very good ice - got a couple of screws in for practice.
Roped solo lead. Very good ice - got a couple of screws in for practice.
mmmhumous 4 Mar, 2018 Solo Solo onsight (2 variations done). Rigged a TR for Anna and martin to have a play.
Solo onsight (2 variations done). Rigged a TR for Anna and martin to have a play.
Phil Lyon 4 Mar, 2018 Solo Got there early for decent ice, but on returning that way later could hear the thaw and ice was slushing. Wish it was 10x longer
Got there early for decent ice, but on returning that way later could hear the thaw and ice was slushing. Wish it was 10x longer
Wayne S 4 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
RichardWB 4 Mar, 2018 Solo
Sankey 4 Mar, 2018 Solo
r0b 3 Mar, 2018 Solo
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
dwc 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
mark stones 3 Mar, 2018 2nd
jamesnchlsn 3 Mar, 2018 Solo Well formed ‘bitey‘ ice but thaw was beginning as we left..
with roym
Well formed ‘bitey‘ ice but thaw was beginning as we left..
with roym
roym 3 Mar, 2018 Solo Quality ice for the peaks, busy but nothing on Downfall! Getting a bit drippy
Quality ice for the peaks, busy but nothing on Downfall! Getting a bit drippy
l21bjd 3 Mar, 2018 - With thanks to the pair who offered to belay us up on their top rope on the main step! We had talked ourselves into going up the left wall...
With thanks to the pair who offered to belay us up on their top rope on the main step! We had talked ourselves into going up the left wall...
Colin Scotchford 3 Mar, 2018 Solo
harry.morrish 2 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S quite slushy
quite slushy
Deezel65 2 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Short bit of fun - done on my way to the Downfall.
Short bit of fun - done on my way to the Downfall.
sam.gillan 2 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Alex Hyde 2 Mar, 2018 Solo
Adam_42 1 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Nice approach on the way to the downfall. Damp in places but a damn sight more pleasant than the walk across the top that followed!
with Tony Higginson, Neil McAdie, Hetty
Nice approach on the way to the downfall. Damp in places but a damn sight more pleasant than the walk across the top that followed!
with Tony Higginson, Neil McAdie, Hetty
Neil McA 1 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt Short easy ice, fully formed, surprisingly a little damp in places. Very hard work crossing the plateau to the Downfall today. The Beast from the East was lively.
with Dom, Adam Butterworth, Hetty
Short easy ice, fully formed, surprisingly a little damp in places. Very hard work crossing the plateau to the Downfall today. The Beast from the East was lively.
with Dom, Adam Butterworth, Hetty
SCClimb 1 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt
Hidden 12 Dec, 2017 -
buxtoncoffeelover 12 Dec, 2017 Solo A couple of decent little problems to enjoy
A couple of decent little problems to enjoy
cragtyke 12 Dec, 2017 Solo only about 50% complete, axes no crampons. Not very gutted that Downfall was in today!
only about 50% complete, axes no crampons. Not very gutted that Downfall was in today!
Sam B 11 Dec, 2017 2nd My first ice climb - night time raid on a weeknight! Running water, but certainly in climbable condition.
My first ice climb - night time raid on a weeknight! Running water, but certainly in climbable condition.
atthedropofahat 11 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S Night time, easy climbing a few proper ice moves with both front points engaged and axes in ice. Water running below ice in places. All crux moves could be made easier by small detours. No fun in that though
with Sam B
Night time, easy climbing a few proper ice moves with both front points engaged and axes in ice. Water running below ice in places. All crux moves could be made easier by small detours. No fun in that though
with Sam B
SCClimb 10 Dec, 2017 Solo rpt Not as much ice as previous occasions, but was on the way passed
Not as much ice as previous occasions, but was on the way passed
TobyA 10 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S Plenty of water still flowing, but equally, lots of ice. Used front points a couple of times and even pulled on both tools when they were in ice once! :)
Plenty of water still flowing, but equally, lots of ice. Used front points a couple of times and even pulled on both tools when they were in ice once! :)
Remyveness 10 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S Lots of running water
with Sam Clarke
Lots of running water
with Sam Clarke
troybison 27 Jan, 2017 Solo rpt Iced up, though still some running water.
Iced up, though still some running water.
Hidden 1 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2013 Solo
Colin Scotchford 31 Mar, 2013 Solo
PieMan 30 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S Main waterfall in great condition, good pitch
with Jim
Main waterfall in great condition, good pitch
with Jim
scottidog 26 Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
with peachos
with peachos
peachos 26 Jan, 2013 Solo O/S Main pitch half-formed, lots of snow about from the previous night. Had a good session on it though.
Main pitch half-formed, lots of snow about from the previous night. Had a good session on it though.
malc 26 Jan, 2013 Solo Well banked out with snow. Done on way to the Downfall.
with Paul Scott
Well banked out with snow. Done on way to the Downfall.
with Paul Scott
Hidden 22 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
BoulderyDave 19 Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 Solo
climber34neil 13 Dec, 2012 Solo Good ice with n Stacey
Good ice with n Stacey
Double Knee Bar 12 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
Caralynh 12 Feb, 2012 Solo Winter ghyll scrambling until just before the main bit, then still pretty OK ice despite the thaw in progress.
Winter ghyll scrambling until just before the main bit, then still pretty OK ice despite the thaw in progress.
Hidden 12 Feb, 2012 Solo
mark20 11 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Emma Painter 11 Feb, 2012 Solo RP
with PLM
with PLM
bennevis 11 Feb, 2012 Solo great conditions
great conditions
Hidden 11 Feb, 2012 Solo
trish1968 11 Feb, 2012 Solo Beginning to dwindle away on the lower part but fun anyway
Beginning to dwindle away on the lower part but fun anyway
Rampikino 11 Feb, 2012 Solo Good ice but never more than an easy solo. Fun more than anything.
with Cat
Good ice but never more than an easy solo. Fun more than anything.
with Cat
Iain Thow 9 Feb, 2012 Solo
Neil McA 8 Feb, 2012 Lead rpt
with Ellie McAdie, Greg Cunningham, Jake McAdie
with Ellie McAdie, Greg Cunningham, Jake McAdie
Greg Cunningham 8 Feb, 2012 2nd
Hidden 8 Feb, 2012 -
andy wa 7 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S Water running under ice, fat ice
with Neil mc
Water running under ice, fat ice
with Neil mc
Jimb0 4 Feb, 2012 2nd
with Ander
with Ander
Ander 4 Feb, 2012 Lead Great conditions for this, though a thaw seemed to kick in when the snow started. Should also mention getting stuck in the snow, and staying in the Plough Inn
Great conditions for this, though a thaw seemed to kick in when the snow started. Should also mention getting stuck in the snow, and staying in the Plough Inn
thebullmaster 4 Feb, 2012 2nd
with Ander
with Ander
Sparrowmonkey 4 Feb, 2012 2nd Brilliant day out, got stranded when the snow dumped and had to stay in a lovely B&B - I recommend both the route and the Plough Inn at Hathersage.
with Ander
Brilliant day out, got stranded when the snow dumped and had to stay in a lovely B&B - I recommend both the route and the Plough Inn at Hathersage.
with Ander
Alpandy 2 Feb, 2012 Solo
with Dom
with Dom
Somerset swede basher 2 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S Great fun. Thick solid ice from just below the main pitch to the top.
with Andy Kennedy
Great fun. Thick solid ice from just below the main pitch to the top.
with Andy Kennedy
gaz_jones 10 Dec, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
trish1968 27 Dec, 2010 Solo Great fun too short just starting to melt
with sjdg5
Great fun too short just starting to melt
with sjdg5
Neil McA 26 Dec, 2010 Solo
with Jake McAdie
with Jake McAdie
malc 3 Jan, 2009 Solo
DerwentDiluted ?Jan, 1991 -
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