dwc 25/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead the stuff either side of the ice fall

Elastic Jones 25/Feb Lead rpt
with dwc
Hidden 24/Feb AltLd O/S
GermanAlex 22/Feb Solo O/S

Excellent route, only slightly scary on perfect ice in a pleasantly sheltered position. Blowing a gale on the plateau. Felt like III in current conditions.

jopayne1988 22/Feb 2nd
NeilHowarth 22/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb 2nd
K Mckay 12/Feb AltLd
with RJP, bigredsquirrel, Paul Gibbison
bigredsquirrel 12/Feb 2nd O/S
with K Mckay
frost 08/Feb -
Alkis 04/Feb Lead O/S

Perfectly iced up, enough cover all rock placements everywhere and to take ice screws, of which I had none. Soloed the first 25m before I found some gear, past the end of all difficulties. Memorable experience! Looking at photos of other ascents, it looks like it gets much icier than the conditions we found. The chokestone was not visible but its overall profile was there, so a mantel over an ice blob over a vertical wall was still necessary.

with Lloyd Bisgrove
morsy 29/Jan 2nd rpt
with peter berwick, gregor imrie
Pete23 29/Jan AltLd
with Gregor, Stephen Mors
Stottys 30/Apr/17 Solo dnf

Slushy approach, before okay neve and patches of snow. The chockstone seems impossible to climb due to lack of deep ice. Had to turn back and ascend the couloir.

Liam_T 02/Apr/17 2nd β

Had to pull on the rope to get over the stone.

with Marl
Marl 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Good bit of mixed sport today! Just verglas on side walls making first few moves difficult. Great neve on approach top out. As well as other gullies.

with Liam
DavidWilby 03/Mar/17 Lead dnf

Pretty lean and slushy conditions. Couldn't make it over the chockstone due to lack of ice build up. Had a good go of it and came off on my penultimate strenuous attempt. Came down and popped up The Couloir instead. Beautiful weather salvaged the day.

Hidden 03/Mar/17 2nd
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
axelgrease 02/Apr/16 Lead

Semi spring snow from the bottom gradually turning to sort of decent at the lower bulge (almost banked out), reducing to soft and deep at the usual crux (revealed hole beside summer boulder, combined with pull through picks on the soft exit snow make it icky for soloing).A 50 metre rope from the obvious bottom belay (No.7 cowbell) just makes it 10 feet above the crux. Easy snow slope above and tiny cornice exit to plateau.

with Kate
BillyB 29/Mar/16 Lead
with Sideshow Bob
Elsier 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Lead first (crux) pitch, quite lean at the moment, felt top end grade iii but definitely in condition. Beautiful day.

with AdrianC
Hidden 09/Mar/16 Solo O/S
wi11 08/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Elastic Jones 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Alistair
YorkiePete 27/Feb/16 Solo

Solid ice on the crux pitch. Climbing conditions graded at 3. Cracking weather conditions

andymcronald 25/Feb/16 Solo
Ian Campbell 24/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/16 2nd
LakeDistrictMountaineer ?/Feb/16 Lead

Few patches of hard ice but generally softer neve.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Jenny Hall 30/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Was hard ice in two pitches definately IV conditions hard/steep

with Louis
Louis Hume 30/Mar/15 Lead

Steep ice, grade 4 fun.

Robertgiddy 29/Mar/15 Solo
alexm198 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Pitched the short ice steps, moved together on the top. Bit drippy!

with joe.91
joe.91 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Had been in to have a look before in super lean conditions, and the chokestone was insurmountable. Good to get it done!

Hidden 08/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/15 AltLd dnf
joe king 28/Feb/15 AltLd rpt
with steve pettit
steveP 28/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
ian_v_climber 26/Feb/15 Lead

Steep around the chockstone

with Charlie Marshall
MSchobitz 21/Feb/15 Lead rpt

Very different to last year when it felt about grade II. Had no screws, but there was only thin ice anyway. Felt about grade III/IV.

Teappleby 21/Feb/15 2nd rpt

Definitely Grade IV conditions, so much harder than when I ran up it as a snow gully solo last year!

Nemo9 20/Feb/15 AltLd

In Grade III nick at the moment, recommended.

with Sahrah, Jim
Maarten2 24/Jan/15 AltLd

Very windy, spindrift going up the gully. Thin ice, not easy, Phil tackled the crux.

with Phil A
robertgrew 23/Jan/15 Lead O/S
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Steven Carter ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 15/Mar/14 Solo O/S
ipegg 24/Feb/14 AltLd
Mick Loughran 24/Feb/14 -
with Richard Apthorpe, Ian Pegg
Hidden 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
JHiley 22/Feb/14 Solo

Grade II conditions with good neve. Cornice was big but not as bad as on the rest of the crag and could be walked around to the right.

with UoSMC Members
amccann 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with USMC
Teappleby 22/Feb/14 Solo

Had planned to do ewan's route but when micki backed off, we thought better of it and soloed out of lochain up this this. Probably about II, pretty banked out with bomber neve.

benkelsey 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S

some ice in the gully. no belay without serious excavation

with HPC
pete1993 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S
robpartridge ?/Feb/14 Solo
MaccMark 17/Jan/14 AltLd

Very powdery chockstone.

augustus trout 17/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
mattnuttall 26/Dec/13 Solo rpt

partly banked out but still tricky solo

Hidden 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/13 2nd
Truan 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
andrzej kierzek 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. It was grade III ice on that day.

Johannes Petersen ?/Feb/13 AltLd
with Joe Gibson
Hidden 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/12 Solo dnf
Hidden 14/Feb/12 Lead
Palindrome 01/Jan/12 2nd dog

Wasn't exactly 'in'... Could stand under the chockstone/gigantic boulder and had to aid up over the top.

Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
OZZY1962 27/Dec/11 AltLd dnf

hard day big winds . Could not get pass the chokestone, maybe about 3m above our head . will come back late in the season to try again

Jams Crwca 29/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch over chockstone, very little ice, fun!

with Danny
DanT 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with James Moore, joe king
gilbert 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

There were 2 bits I didn't like about this climb - the long exposed traverse in to the start and then trying to finish the 2nd pitch and rather foolishy following someones tracks u the right hand side - 30m no runners and a vertical exit! Shiting bricks so John soloed up the other side of the gully and brought me across - not nice. First pitch hard with dry tooling and awkward bridging over the chockstone.

with John Naylor
Jonnaylor 27/Mar/11 Lead

Hard III

with Gilbert Hulme
joe king 27/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

quite hard as chockstone exposed, especially as a bolt fell out of my hammer! Exit right for increased excitement - why go the easy way?!

with James Moore, dan towns
stephenmckenzie 26/Mar/11 2nd dnf

Seconded Findlay on easy first pitch. Not much snow and fairly crap ice so neither of us could do crux (out of coniditon tech 4?) so abseiled off.

Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
johannes 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
David Bennett 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Tdavy01 05/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
robblowen 28/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with munch88
munch88 28/Feb/11 2nd O/S
olekemi 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Andrew T
jfmchivall 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome neve, icy step steep but short lived. about 90m of I with 10m of III/IV in the middle.

with Jamie Lawrence
Slarti B 17/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Bit of an epic. Chockstone with no ice, really difficult. Hanging from single axe at one stage (didn't weight the rope that was trapped under my crampon!) Mumtaz great job leading, Murillo great job cuttting through cornice. Shame Richard and I spent an hour in underneath all the snow he was digging!

with Murilo Lessa, Sophia D, Mumtaz, Richard
Murilo Lessa 17/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Big group, amazing day! With Mumtaz, Stephen, Sophia and Richard.

timofy 06/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/11 Lead O/S
centurion05 31/Jan/11 Lead
williamsd79 31/Jan/11 2nd
JdotP 30/Jan/11 Lead rpt

We climbed all of the Vent except the grade I snowslope at the top, to access the start of Adventure.

with Ondrej Mandula
Timo Austino 30/Jan/11 Solo

climbed it years ago and still have 'mares.... must be gettin' better!

with Nats
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Ralfy 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

soloed up to 2nd ice step

achapman 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

First winter route

Daniel Sutherland 27/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Other than a slight hicup with some ropes a perfect day!

with Sean20
Sean20 27/Jan/11 2nd
Jillybean 23/Jan/11 AltLd
with Noodles
mes32 23/Jan/11 2nd
abbeywall 23/Jan/11 AltLd

Third time. K's turn to lead the first pitch. Only climb we could find in the mist today. Excellent icy condition

with K
Noodles 23/Jan/11 AltLd
steve.mullan 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Callum T 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Louise B, steve.mullan
morsy 22/Jan/11 AltLd
with gerhard mors
Hidden 20/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Timo Austino ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
paul79 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Brannock 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

To retrive stuck abasil rope, long story.

Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
alanramsay 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Alastair Ferguson
mark32 17/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Fiskavaig 15/Feb/10 AltLd

Fresh powder on cornice, well dodgy exit!!

with Chris D
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead
Jen Crook 14/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 AltLd
davebrox ??/2010 Solo
PaulCunningham ??/2010 -
Hidden 21/Mar/09 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Dave Gleave, Chris Fawcett
Christian Reynish 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Choke stone very thin and steep

with kevin evans
joeharvey ?/Mar/09 -
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Smudge03 20/Feb/09 AltLd rpt
with Bram
Bram 20/Feb/09 Lead
chrislikesstowford 20/Feb/09 2nd O/S

Jon Howells lead me and Jo Tansey seconded. Good day only ppl on climb with the route living up to its name.

djking1983 20/Feb/09 AltLd
with Chris Laws
Skinny Kin 19/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Rich Pow
t_stork 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Short-lived.

with Marcus Brown
d80f0u ?/Feb/09 AltLd dnf

Backed off at the chockstone - both tried it, both failed!

with Alex
nicjbuk 14/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2009 -
Boistelle 30/Mar/08 Lead

I made this route more interesting by accidently leaving the ice screws in the car.

NeilGriffiths 27/Mar/08 -

very deep soft snow approach

Andrew Sloan 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Very lean, felt like grade V.

with Steve Grove
david0811 07/Mar/08 2nd
with Locky
frost ?/Mar/08 AltLd
with N Griffiths
Hidden 23/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
JdotP 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Bury
Gman 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Found there was a lot less snow/ice in the steep middle pitch than initally thought. Very steep move over chockstone followed by scarey climbing over loose choss. Top pitch fine. In hindsight, a poor choice of route in the conditions.

with James, Steven
French Erick 20/Jan/08 Solo

salvaging the day

Ben1983 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
hamish2016 ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with vince vahinsberg
abbeywall ?/Jan/08 AltLd
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
snakebite 21/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Out of condition - Felt like grade V

with Sam Doyle
masa-alpin 19/Dec/07 AltLd dnf

Thin. Couldn't do the crux move even with aiding in leading. Graeme took over but he gave up, either. Must be a way harder than III.

with gb83
gb83 18/Dec/07 Lead dnf

both attempted this, but conditions under the chokstone were too thin-made for very hard dry tooling !!!! backed off

with m.sakano
Hidden 17/Dec/07 TR
ShaneHoubart ?/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd
gripped01 ?/Mar/07 AltLd
with Si Moore
Smudge03 20/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Tim Clark
crowberry gully 19/Feb/07 AltLd

crux was very lean and hard today

with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 02/Feb/07 -
Luke Brooks 02/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/07 AltLd
andysroom ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
CurlyStevo ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Sandy Simpson ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/06 Lead
Captain Solo 16/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Luke Brooks 02/Feb/06 AltLd

Very lean, IV, 4/5

Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
tallthinmonkey ?/Dec/05 Lead
with Ewan Paterson
Captain Solo 14/Mar/05 Solo

Not well banked out, hard

Nick Beckett ?/Feb/05 AltLd
with Ian Berisford
manmike ?/Apr/04 Lead rpt

Much better when lean!

with dan
eccyamigo ?/Feb/04 AltLd

Great route after initially being avalanched half way up lending to the climbs name!!I was fastened in to the right hand wall and martin just under the chockstone when it hit us...brian not so fortunate gatting spat out the bottom only stopping when his 50m rope went tight!!a good day!

with Brian Leonard, martin knight
rossn ??/2004 Solo
sam coward ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
with Mike and Lisyane
Yourlead 30/Mar/03 AltLd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 29/Mar/03 AltLd
mrtom 17/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Ben Williams, James Sample
Hidden 17/Mar/03 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/03 AltLd
djking1983 01/Mar/03 Lead
joe king ??/2003 -
Mark Stevenson 31/Dec/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/02 2nd
michaelb1 ?/Mar/02 Lead

Good ice and gear

with A Kenny, Dave Sheahan
Hidden ?/Mar/02 2nd
Hidden 17/Feb/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo O/S
Dirk Wallis ?/Feb/02 Solo
with Graham + Mauro
orb ?/Feb/02 Lead G/U
with Phil Worgan, ?
bandersnatch ?/Jan/02 Lead
Tarquin ??/2002 -
andybuckley ??/2002 Lead

Very thin: had to do some mixed moves on the left wall with frontpoints in vertical cracks to access the neve above the chockstone. Short but very sweet!

with Ed Murfitt
wildrover220 ??/2002 2nd O/S
steveP ?/Apr/01 AltLd O/S
with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham
Hidden 17/Feb/01 AltLd
Andy Say 03/Feb/01 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S

First and only significant ice lead. Not sure about year

Fatherof2 16/Feb/00 AltLd

Second on main pitch

with Roger
Jim Haydock 15/Jan/00 Lead
with Pete
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
1202alarm ?/Jan/99 -

With Martin Collins

tompercy ?/Feb/98 AltLd
with Russ Weedon
johnkeith ??/1998 Lead
with G. Callander
niall_mac ?/Mar/97 AltLd
Hidden 07/Apr/96 Solo
nickdonohue 03/Feb/96 2nd
with Blair Fyffe, Barry ?
verglass ?/Feb/96 -
phardman ?/Feb/96 -
Hidden 06/Mar/95 2nd
Colin Mcgregor 04/Mar/95 AltLd
with Dave Bryson
lost.arrow 23/Feb/95 -
with Iain Kerr
James Gordon ??/1995 -
mattnuttall 05/Feb/94 Lead O/S


with Carl B.
pingora 06/Dec/93 Lead
nai 27/Dec/92 Lead
with tlr & Woz
Yourlead 07/Apr/90 AltLd
with Kevin
pingora 17/Feb/90 Solo
Mickdenali 18/Feb/88 Lead O/S
mark-abz 17/Feb/88 Solo
with Andy W
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
pauldrew ??/1988 AltLd
Neil Henderson 15/Feb/87 AltLd

First winter climb

with Martin McLoughlin
Hidden ??/1987 -
rob from scotland ??/1987 -
dodders ?/Feb/86 -
with Simon L
Hidden ??/1985 -
Hidden ?/Feb/84 -
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Tony Prendergast ?/Mar/83 -
with Chris Foster
Mark Kemball 18/Jan/83 AltLd
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Hidden ??/1983 -
Bob 27/Dec/82 AltLd O/S

My first winter route in Scotland :-)

with D. Geere
nigehughes ?/Feb/82 Lead
with Andy Moser
sacdenouilles ?/Feb/81 Lead
Ken Taylor 01/Jan/80 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
DonnyDave 20/Jan/77 AltLd
with Steve Holgarth
Hidden ??/1976 -
Martin Bennett 08/Mar/75 -
with Bob Thomson
Peter Main 06/Feb/75 Solo

Conditions a little soft with crux moves quite hard

Sean Kelly ?/Feb/75 AltLd

Very snowy underfoot!

with Jim Gregson, Steve Berisford, Grahame Thompson
Hidden 30/Dec/69 AltLd
uphillnow ?/Feb/64 AltLd

Whilst working as temp at Glenmore Lodge. Climbed and soloed variously since

with Mike Graham
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