50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
50m. Start in the centre of the crag. 1) 3, 25m. Climb the open groove line to a block belay. 2) 5, 25m. The corner above lacks footholds. Thrash up using icy hooks. Easier climbing to the top. Variation III/3. In lean conditions the crux can be avoided on the right. © Rockfax

FA. A.Hyslop, J.Lagoe 05/Jan/2003

r_o_b_h2 12/Dec/17 Lead dnf

First groove pitch had some good ice but turf still a bit soft in places where insulated by snow, exposed turf well frozen. Top corner looked thin but doable, but we never got to try it after I dropped Kyle's axe from the belay ledge...

judith neaves 06/Mar/16 2nd
Shaw Brown 06/Mar/16 Lead

Most of the route was unusually easy today but the crux was much harder than usual so lived up to it's name!

DSM 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Rather thin ice but turf well frozen.

with Andy Gittins
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
r_o_b_h2 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

2 pitches, crux is getting very thin but still doable today, cornice was soft. Hard for grade in this condition

with Nik Goile
andy gittins ?/Mar/13 2nd
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Mountain Llama 26/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Crux looked thin, so traversed to right which was not much better!

RM199 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 07/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd Pitch. in good condition overall. The crux is more scary than hard technically, but whoever left the green hex in the middle of the crux made it a lot easier :)

Seymore Butt ?/Jan/13 -
joe.91 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Soloed up first pitch and then seconded second pitch, hard, very thin ice!

with Dave Docherty
Hidden 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 19/Dec/10 2nd O/S

Very technical crux.

Martin Haworth 19/Dec/10 Lead
with Andy
Hidden 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Mountain Llama 14/Feb/10 AltLd
with Paul S
Shaw Brown 13/Feb/10 Lead

If you use 50m ropes then your second will have climb the first 15ft to allow you to get to the top belay, the ropes go tight on the cornice!. The middle belay is not up to much.

with Earl Gray Larty
Hidden 13/Feb/10 -
Adam1973 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Conan 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Great route. Just enough Ice on the crux to bring the grade down considerably despite mixup with gear resulting in forgetting the wires. Glad to see that spike before breaking a direct line through the cornice.

with Philippa Reader
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd
Peter Metcalfe 25/Jan/10 AltLd

Excellent route: definitely worth at least two stars. Second pitch was stuffed with ice except where it was needed most - the corner above the belay! 50m seems a bit short for the total length, wherever you make your first belay, so don't try and run the two pitches together. (Led P2)

Lee Sheard 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with pete metcalf
twoplates 23/Jan/10 Lead

first grade 4 lead, partial thaw made the crux very interesting!

with paul deane, frith wood
jlury ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 08/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S
ArnaudG 09/Dec/08 2nd

Out of nick

with Seth
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 05/Jan/03 -


with Andy Hyslop
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