90m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the most frequently climbed ice routes in the Lakes. It comes in condition most years and is quick to get to. This is the drainage from Low Water. 90m. 1) 40m. Climb the gully line using the left wall where it gets steep, to reach a stance below a left slanting slab. 2) 50m. Climb the slab to the top. Direct Finish - Climb the icicles direct IV/5. © Rockfax

FA. 1940s 1945

Ticklists: Lake District Winter Ghylls.

arc_73 19/Jul/16 Solo
Darbo 27/Mar/15 -
Nigel Coe 30/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

After everything started collapsing on me on pitch 1, we bypassed p1 & 2 and climbed the rest, which featured a superb thin groove, up to Low Water.

with Norman Wright
Hidden 25/Mar/13 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet 13/Mar/13 AltLd

At last! Managed to get on this. Been wanting to do it for years. Bottom pitch very wet and falling down as we climbed it. Top pitch (slab) in great condition, despite having water cascade all over it from the unclimable Direct Finish. I doubt it'll come back into condition again this year. Worth a IV in today's conditions. Would be a good III in better nick.

with Mark Scales
Rosie Henstock 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
TGreen 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Tom.Priestley 25/Jan/13 AltLd

Tim led the first and missed the peg. I did the direct finish on the second pitch.

Hidden 23/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
pebbles 23/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

me p1, paul p2. ice on lower pitch in poor condition, blocks breaking away. not a lot of good pro - used stubbies in rather dodgy placements. upper slab pitch really lovely and in good condition

with paul davies
Puma 23/Jan/13 AltLd

As mentioned, on 1st pitch the ice was not brilliant. Thankfully I was leading the 2nd pitch, with a stonking great slab of ice to climb. Good day out, finished will a little play on the ice falls above.

with Peri
Simon Caldwell 23/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches, I led the first (60m, to the cave below the big chockstone), C led the second. First pitch very wet and quite scary (poor ice screws), second pitch much better condition. All good fun. Played on a few ice falls in the stream above.

with Carmen
peas65 23/Jan/13 TR

second pitch only

RM199 19/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Joe_1102 ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Triggy Pop 14/Oct/12 AltLd
with Dan Whalley, Jon Holland
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo dnf
tk1991 04/Feb/12 AltLd
with Tom Kirby
efrance24234 ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S

bit wet but brill!

Hidden 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
DaveThexton ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 26/Dec/10 Solo

Slightly hollow, slightly worrying when soloing!

Rydell 26/Dec/10 Lead

With direct finish which was in awesome condiion. True to its reputation as a great little climb.

Hidden 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
paul79 23/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/10 AltLd rpt
George Ormerod 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Direct finish, which looked more appealing than the normal route.

with Roger and Kris
Roger Cruse 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Kris & George
Diggler 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Did the grade IV finish.

with jonah
Hammy 22/Dec/10 AltLd
with Ian Hinkins, Rick van Opstal
Andrew Wilson 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Vernon
DSM 21/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Evening ascent, topped out at 10PM - best conditions I've seen for a few years (not quite up to 1986 standard though!). Walked down without torches in moonlight. Then a mag 3.5 earthquake hit at 11PM just as we got back to the car...!

with Andy Gittins
Dave Latimer 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
andy mcc 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Stuart Lancaster

malc 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch One

with RL, NT, Paul S
Hidden 08/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 08/Dec/10 Lead O/S
eldre070 07/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

We soloed P1. Me P2 Ben P3. Did Direct Finish which was too thin really!

with Ben Scraggs
Betha. 07/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with Neil D
Neil D 07/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 06/Dec/10 -

In good nick during first week of December!

with RA
Hidden 06/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Adi Hooper 06/Dec/10 Lead

Climbed it in the dark after work

with Roger Ward
alan barnes 06/Dec/10 Lead
with sam d
Hidden 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S
beds74 05/Dec/10 2nd

Busy, great route

Hidden 05/Dec/10 2nd
J1PEF 05/Dec/10 Lead
Rob Rocket 05/Dec/10 2nd
with Mike & Nic
Frank Atherton 05/Dec/10 2nd
with Steve Cade, Tom Fox
Hidden 05/Dec/10 AltLd
Pete Graham 04/Dec/10 AltLd

direct finish

with Rick Graham
Adi Hooper 03/Dec/10 AltLd
with Loz Colyer, Andy Murphy
crowberry gully 03/Dec/10 AltLd

excellent conditions

with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 01/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
lukehunt 01/Dec/10 Lead O/S

direct finish

with Sam Dewhurst
Hanski ?/Dec/10 2nd
Pete Rigby ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Merlin March
johniebriggs ?/Dec/10 AltLd
with Kat M
berry_a 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
greenroom 14/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Melting quite a bit, some interesting moves stood on falling away ice, should have remembered the rope really. Oops. Pretty easy really.

twoplates 14/Jan/10 Solo

thaw setting in, bit sketchy in places...

Hidden 13/Jan/10 Lead
DSM 13/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Climbed at night finishing at 22:20. Top two pitches virtually banked out, but crux section now looking rather unstable. Treat with great caution to avoid collapse!

with Andy Gittins
Pam Manning 13/Jan/10 2nd
with Olly
ollyroberts 13/Jan/10 Lead O/S

1st pitch getting bit thin but not too bad. Really good solid second pitch.

Nigel Coe 11/Jan/10 Lead

Just the first 2 pitches.

with John Walmsley
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Solo
blackpoolrock 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

1st pitch a little thin at start, great 2nd pitch, bomber ice.

Conan 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Straight forward for the grade. A bit delicate but mainly hooking so not strenuous.

HimTiggins 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Alan
Ken Taylor 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Winter ascent - good water ice with scattering of snow. Easy for grade

with Chris Michalak
Hidden 09/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Jonny M 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Timo Austino 09/Jan/10 Lead
jimdanson 09/Jan/10 AltLd
with Martin Ibbotson
Bob 08/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Night time ascent (2245 - 0100)! Better build up than in recent photo but still a lot of water flowing. Both pitches kicked out so mainly hooking and standing up.

with Steve Brock
Rog Wilko 08/Jan/10 AltLd

Nice conditions, very scenic upper pitch (see photo).

with Lawrence Jordan
alan barnes 05/Jan/10 -

didnt climb as seems to have melted since people were climbing it on Saturday. No ice left, just running water?.

with stevie c, sean, jason
Hidden 03/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
dizzyg 02/Jan/10 2nd O/S

fine climb would have been nice to do the direct finish .

with matt griffin, aidy
Peter Metcalfe 24/Dec/09 AltLd

Frightening, falling to pieces and jolly good fun; won't survive (m)any more ascents without another week's freeze.

with Ian Lawton
Hidden ?/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
DSM 06/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Wet & thinner than previous ascent in 1986. First pitch 4 this time. Beautiful in the moonlight though.

with Andy Gittins
andy gittins ??/2009 -
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
malc 16/Jul/06 Solo
with NT
John HW 04/Jan/06 Solo
with Cath
JRClay100 10/Dec/05 -
with M Foster, H Dale
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Feb/96 AltLd
with Pete Swanson
Hammy 07/Feb/91 Solo
craig h 02/Feb/91 AltLd O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/91 -
with Lester Payne
Hidden 23/Dec/86 -
Hidden ?/Mar/85 AltLd O/S
Hammy 17/Feb/85 Lead
with David Charlesworth
Hidden 20/Jan/85 AltLd
Bob 12/Feb/83 AltLd O/S
with Dave Kirby
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