140m. Rockfax description is incorrect. The winter line "Stepped Ridge" is not the same line as the summer scramble (this is the inferior line in winter "Summer Step").

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Albanian 2 Feb AltLd O/S
with Lee
with Lee
zetamgr 2 Feb Lead Compacted powder and not much useful ice, but turf was well frozen. Seemed to go a bit too far right and probably end up on edge of Left Branch. Some good grade III turfy grooves with easier snow ramps between. Stunning views, continued to Helvellyn summit
with Adam
Compacted powder and not much useful ice, but turf was well frozen. Seemed to go a bit too far right and probably end up on edge of Left Branch. Some good grade III turfy grooves with easier snow ramps between. Stunning views, continued to Helvellyn summit
with Adam
MikeBlamires 1 Feb 2nd O/S Great day, some powder swimming, great placements. Very cold, windy, some great views.
with Nick Mitchell
Great day, some powder swimming, great placements. Very cold, windy, some great views.
with Nick Mitchell
Hidden 24 Jan AltLd O/S
winst0n 6 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Not worth the star (the main route). We did some variations, which were harder than III and gearless. Claggy weather so poor route-finding. Defo well off actual route. Intended Feler Putain finish but looked very thin and gearless. So backed off.
Not worth the star (the main route). We did some variations, which were harder than III and gearless. Claggy weather so poor route-finding. Defo well off actual route. Intended Feler Putain finish but looked very thin and gearless. So backed off.
Hidden 6 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
ACT 3 Mar, 2018 -
ftocher 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Good frozen turf, solid neve
with ACT
Good frozen turf, solid neve
with ACT
judith neaves 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Shaw Brown 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd Went up straight as possible. A few nice ice steps at the start. Then a fairly desperate corner (tech5?), well protected at the bottom, probably OK at the top if you have a big hex. A nice groove and then a blankish wall. No idea what route we did but it was fun.
Went up straight as possible. A few nice ice steps at the start. Then a fairly desperate corner (tech5?), well protected at the bottom, probably OK at the top if you have a big hex. A nice groove and then a blankish wall. No idea what route we did but it was fun.
swindley 27 Feb, 2018 -
Hidden 16 Feb, 2018 Solo
sam_owen41 12 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Good short interesting bits in-between the 'where does it go?' bits. Top pitch was interesting!
Good short interesting bits in-between the 'where does it go?' bits. Top pitch was interesting!
Hidden 20 Jan, 2018 Lead
Climbed69 20 Jan, 2018 AltLd Was on the crag with Scott and Wesley
with Simon Stokes
Was on the crag with Scott and Wesley
with Simon Stokes
08nbrierley 8 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Sam Ross
with Sam Ross
LukeWawrzyniak 7 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Mark
with Mark
Swiss Tony ??, 2018 -
Liam Martin 27 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
Aaron Duke 27 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Juliankitesurfer 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd
dakidunn 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd Not really sure how to describe our climb. We started on the gulley to the right as the bottom of Stepped Ridge wasn't in as good condition. Then we trended left after the first pitch and climbed some "thought provoking" mixed lines for a couple of pitches. I think we spanned 3 actual routes as there were no other parties below us. Turf was mostly frozen and no quality ice to speak of(Apart from start of first pitch in the gulley strangely enough). Great outing.
with BnB
Not really sure how to describe our climb. We started on the gulley to the right as the bottom of Stepped Ridge wasn't in as good condition. Then we trended left after the first pitch and climbed some "thought provoking" mixed lines for a couple of pitches. I think we spanned 3 actual routes as there were no other parties below us. Turf was mostly frozen and no quality ice to speak of(Apart from start of first pitch in the gulley strangely enough). Great outing.
with BnB
joermann 25 Nov, 2016 AltLd
Juliankitesurfer 25 Nov, 2016 AltLd rpt
Juliankitesurfer 5 Mar, 2016 Lead
Dingchav 20 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with dtbrad
with dtbrad
dtbrad 20 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Brilliant day out climbing a winding route to the top of Brown Cove Crag. Did a mixture of soloing and alt leads, using ropes when we felt the need. Very wintery conditions. Lots of snow and spin drift, very windy at the top. Carried onto the summit of Helvelyn.
with Neil Hall, Dingchav
Brilliant day out climbing a winding route to the top of Brown Cove Crag. Did a mixture of soloing and alt leads, using ropes when we felt the need. Very wintery conditions. Lots of snow and spin drift, very windy at the top. Carried onto the summit of Helvelyn.
with Neil Hall, Dingchav
Smudge03 16 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
with Ken Priest
with Ken Priest
Hoyes 16 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Also with Tom. Good route but turf not fully frozen. Carried on around Swirral and Striding edges.
with Alex S
Also with Tom. Good route but turf not fully frozen. Carried on around Swirral and Striding edges.
with Alex S
Enzagolf ??, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 4 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
SarahA 4 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
lcullum7 4 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
george sewell 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S sort of a varient on the route , went up this butress following any ice pitches we could find at about III good ice and neve
sort of a varient on the route , went up this butress following any ice pitches we could find at about III good ice and neve
static266 ?Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
annastudholme ?Feb, 2015 -
drsdave 24 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S solid turf and good ice, top section is a little scratty
solid turf and good ice, top section is a little scratty
Anhibian 24 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with Stuart Sissons
with Stuart Sissons
Climbed69 24 Jan, 2015 2nd O/S One guy fell and needed airlifting out by seaking helicopter.
One guy fell and needed airlifting out by seaking helicopter.
Pete Rigby 24 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Puma 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with lithos
with lithos
Hidden 22 Jan, 2015 Solo
Jim Haydock 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with Fred'
with Fred'
lithos 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd sorta did this or soething like it, soloed up first picthes taking all the ice available, Moved into a corner/slab which looked to hard to solo, so we droppoed back down and up the rick rib, traversed R to edge of gully and up L to the groove just right of chockstone (awkward to exit). Moved up some bays then up steepish wall with mossy grove to finish (bold). God fun but who knows where we went
with Puma
sorta did this or soething like it, soloed up first picthes taking all the ice available, Moved into a corner/slab which looked to hard to solo, so we droppoed back down and up the rick rib, traversed R to edge of gully and up L to the groove just right of chockstone (awkward to exit). Moved up some bays then up steepish wall with mossy grove to finish (bold). God fun but who knows where we went
with Puma
Hidden 21 Jan, 2015 2nd
joeflan 21 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Seymore Butt 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with Acci Nez
with Acci Nez
jon59 18 Jan, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 1 Jan, 2015 Solo
pipmccarthy ?Jan, 2015 Lead
farmus21 ?Jan, 2015 Solo Didn't need boots or axes so not really a winter ascent but never mind.
with Sam Radcliffe
Didn't need boots or axes so not really a winter ascent but never mind.
with Sam Radcliffe
Petarghh 28 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S Good ice and turf, picked our way up using features that gave the best sport for the conditions.
Good ice and turf, picked our way up using features that gave the best sport for the conditions.
samrad 16 Dec, 2014 Solo all the rock was wet. was a bit wintery and frozen towards the top but we didn't bust out the tools. was slippery in places.
all the rock was wet. was a bit wintery and frozen towards the top but we didn't bust out the tools. was slippery in places.
OllieF 13 Dec, 2014 Solo Ice and frozen turf in places.
Ice and frozen turf in places.
a13x 13 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S Somewhere between this and Left Branch, but mostly this I think. Turf slightly mushy low down but bomber up top.
with Dan Robinson
Somewhere between this and Left Branch, but mostly this I think. Turf slightly mushy low down but bomber up top.
with Dan Robinson
chris smith 13 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
gingerking ?Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
Chris Huntington 5 Apr, 2014 -
Chris Huntington 5 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Mar, 2014 AltLd
adamwesthead 16 Feb, 2014 Solo dnf Not frozen
Not frozen
OllieF 16 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Benw320
with Benw320
Stani49 11 Feb, 2014 2nd
J.Atkins 9 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Slightly off route in top 1/3rd
Slightly off route in top 1/3rd
RM199 2 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2014 Solo
JanBella 28 Mar, 2013 Lead
with matt
with matt
Elastic Jones 19 Mar, 2013 Lead rpt
with Jowsey lad
with Jowsey lad
tomtom89 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with jac00
with jac00
jac00 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd A little off route
A little off route
Andy Syme 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Bit short of cover but turf generally solid. Could do with a good freeze though. Slab Variation almost bear and ice in corner too loose.
with Pete Elliott
Bit short of cover but turf generally solid. Could do with a good freeze though. Slab Variation almost bear and ice in corner too loose.
with Pete Elliott
petegunn 7 Feb, 2013 Solo
Wesley Orvis 2 Feb, 2013 Lead did a slightly different variant up the central buttress missing out Riley's Window and the ice pitches and taking in frozen turf, neve and rock tot the summit about grade II mainly with a top pitch of II/III up steep turf to the top of the ridge.
did a slightly different variant up the central buttress missing out Riley's Window and the ice pitches and taking in frozen turf, neve and rock tot the summit about grade II mainly with a top pitch of II/III up steep turf to the top of the ridge.
MDowson 26 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Jonathon Powell
with Jonathon Powell
Samuel Wainwright 21 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Frozen turf from bottom to top. Did the IV variation pitches.
Frozen turf from bottom to top. Did the IV variation pitches.
Hidden 20 Jan, 2013 Solo
gripped01 9 Dec, 2012 AltLd Turf frozen, took a couple of harder short steps at grade IV
with Dave Tait
Turf frozen, took a couple of harder short steps at grade IV
with Dave Tait
KevB 8 Dec, 2012 Lead
with Pete Briggs
with Pete Briggs
waiting for snow 8 Dec, 2012 Lead Meant to do Left branch, but route finding issues due to poor topo; following foot steps I found myself up a short iced crack at moved around IV!? Mix of powder snow and some nicely consolidated snow, patches of ice about. It started drizzling as we finished the day. It would benefit from a little more snow and a freeze/thaw.
Meant to do Left branch, but route finding issues due to poor topo; following foot steps I found myself up a short iced crack at moved around IV!? Mix of powder snow and some nicely consolidated snow, patches of ice about. It started drizzling as we finished the day. It would benefit from a little more snow and a freeze/thaw.
NickJH ?Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
with Andy Cross
with Andy Cross
Wesley Orvis 15 Jul, 2012 Lead
Matt_L_Robinson 7 Feb, 2012 - moved together, great conditions.
moved together, great conditions.
eldre070 3 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Route finding mare! Did 3 decent pitches of 2 or 3 then found ourselves back in Central Gully! Ticking it anyway so I don't find myself trying it again in years to come.
with Alan
Route finding mare! Did 3 decent pitches of 2 or 3 then found ourselves back in Central Gully! Ticking it anyway so I don't find myself trying it again in years to come.
with Alan
innesmac 5 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with John Foster
with John Foster
Peter Holder 19 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
with Nicky Milley, Malcolm Pounder, Adam Rawlings
with Nicky Milley, Malcolm Pounder, Adam Rawlings
robbraby 18 Dec, 2011 2nd
with Steveo
with Steveo
CurlyStevo 18 Dec, 2011 Lead Good route although a bit lacking in line. Definately a lot longer than the guide book would suggest. We went through well over 200 meters of rope and the guide book says 100 meters. Pretty low on gear. Conditions quite good, turf frozen quite a bit of ice and snow useable for feet.
with Rob
Good route although a bit lacking in line. Definately a lot longer than the guide book would suggest. We went through well over 200 meters of rope and the guide book says 100 meters. Pretty low on gear. Conditions quite good, turf frozen quite a bit of ice and snow useable for feet.
with Rob
James Smith 17 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
stratandrew 17 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S 3 long pitches, not much protection but fairly easy going.
with Jim Symon
3 long pitches, not much protection but fairly easy going.
with Jim Symon
Leo Woodhead 17 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S Enjoyable, first winter lead after seconding one route last year! Has really whet my appetite for more!
with Bradley Cunningham
Enjoyable, first winter lead after seconding one route last year! Has really whet my appetite for more!
with Bradley Cunningham
rnotman67 17 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S Good route, window pitch was interesting.
Good route, window pitch was interesting.
Hidden 15 Dec, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd
mark20 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Dec, 2011 AltLd
Elastic Jones 11 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jefferson
with Jefferson
alisonk 9 Jan, 2011 2nd
with Alex, Martin
with Alex, Martin
Russell Lovett 9 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S Climbed together but did not rope up.
with alan taylor
Climbed together but did not rope up.
with alan taylor
Hidden 8 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jan, 2011 AltLd
climbingpixie 8 Jan, 2011 2nd
with Pagan
with Pagan
Anthony Dixon 8 Jan, 2011 AltLd
with ben_c_s
with ben_c_s
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Dec, 2010 -
Crofty 19 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S In 4 roped pitches and a short final section. Not a bad climb, every pitch offering something. Very cold with a thin coating of frost covering the rock, it became more noticable by late afternoon.
In 4 roped pitches and a short final section. Not a bad climb, every pitch offering something. Very cold with a thin coating of frost covering the rock, it became more noticable by late afternoon.
Roch 18 Dec, 2010 2nd O/S
with MRT
with MRT
CharlieMack 5 Dec, 2010 2nd O/S
with Col, PK
with Col, PK
Hidden 2 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 2 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Night Ascent
with Roger Caldecott, 8848
Night Ascent
with Roger Caldecott, 8848
peas65 1 Dec, 2010 AltLd
djmarko75 ?Dec, 2010 Lead O/S Took steve up this for his second winter route, class.
Took steve up this for his second winter route, class.
manmike 28 Nov, 2010 Solo The 10ft V-groove at the start gives good sport (IV)with the subsequent top out being loose & exciting.
with jason
The 10ft V-groove at the start gives good sport (IV)with the subsequent top out being loose & exciting.
with jason
jason 28 Nov, 2010 Solo
with manmike
with manmike
pebbles 20 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Did a little variation right at the start to do a small ice pitch, then went back on course. Route was quite hard to follow from the guidbook description. We found the window, but was unclear from then on - seemed to get hard for the grade shortly after so mebbe we went a bit astray. (Specially since we went left and I see the route description says "rightwards traverse then continue easily to the top ;-D. Anyway, we got up. Ice was very brittle yesterday, top few inches of snow so powdery it was like dust but decent neve underneath
with stu
Did a little variation right at the start to do a small ice pitch, then went back on course. Route was quite hard to follow from the guidbook description. We found the window, but was unclear from then on - seemed to get hard for the grade shortly after so mebbe we went a bit astray. (Specially since we went left and I see the route description says "rightwards traverse then continue easily to the top ;-D. Anyway, we got up. Ice was very brittle yesterday, top few inches of snow so powdery it was like dust but decent neve underneath
with stu
Sankey 19 Feb, 2010 AltLd
with Andy E
with Andy E
Ste Ridd 18 Feb, 2010 AltLd Route vague in places but roughly followed the described line with variations for added interest.
with manmike
Route vague in places but roughly followed the described line with variations for added interest.
with manmike
Hidden 18 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet 18 Feb, 2010 AltLd Route is vague in places but we roughly followed the described line. The window proved a good photo opportunity. Good Gr III pitches and I guess one could climb almost anywhere on the buttress at the grade. Excellent conditions and a good fun day out.
with Stuart Halford
Route is vague in places but we roughly followed the described line. The window proved a good photo opportunity. Good Gr III pitches and I guess one could climb almost anywhere on the buttress at the grade. Excellent conditions and a good fun day out.
with Stuart Halford
ollyroberts 17 Feb, 2010 Solo
jimorothy 14 Feb, 2010 Lead A wandering route and illogical line too vague to warrant stars. Some tasty mixed moves were found, as was the famous 'Riley's Window'. Came too high left for the right arete at end, so ventured left of final buttress and found a superb and very technical V Groove. I suspect every piece of rock, ice and variation on this buttress to have been climbed before.
with Rachel Crolla
A wandering route and illogical line too vague to warrant stars. Some tasty mixed moves were found, as was the famous 'Riley's Window'. Came too high left for the right arete at end, so ventured left of final buttress and found a superb and very technical V Groove. I suspect every piece of rock, ice and variation on this buttress to have been climbed before.
with Rachel Crolla
jimhall ?Feb, 2010 Solo just took a line of weakness upwards. dont think it was the exact route in the guidbook. nice adventure though!
just took a line of weakness upwards. dont think it was the exact route in the guidbook. nice adventure though!
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 30 Jan, 2010 Solo Perfect winter day
Perfect winter day
ccraigg22 28 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
chris m fisher 3 Jan, 2010 Solo
innesmac ??, 2010 -
Hidden 30 Dec, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 23 Dec, 2009 AltLd
nickhoward 21 Dec, 2009 2nd
with gary caswell
with gary caswell
Tom Phillips 12 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2009 AltLd
Diggler 7 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
with jonah
with jonah
Andrew1 4 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Matt F
with Matt F
Hidden ?Feb, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jan, 2009 Solo
chris m fisher 6 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 12 Jan, 2008 2nd
Karlos 12 Jan, 2008 Lead Winter(ish) ascent
with Mark B, Tom
Winter(ish) ascent
with Mark B, Tom
crowberry gully 2 Mar, 2003 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
with Ross McGibbon
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