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

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Shaw Brown 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd A fair amount of water running but good to climb. The direct finish to pitch 2 partially in and climbable.
A fair amount of water running but good to climb. The direct finish to pitch 2 partially in and climbable.
Joe_1102 4 Mar, 2018 Lead rpt
with Rachel
with Rachel
Tom66 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd First proper ice outing, great conditions
First proper ice outing, great conditions
Hidden 4 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
judith neaves 4 Mar, 2018 2nd Better than expected, a bit drippy
Better than expected, a bit drippy
climbingpixie 4 Mar, 2018 2nd
with Pagan
with Pagan
joetoad667 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
efrance24234 4 Mar, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 2nd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Enzagolf 3 Mar, 2018 -
Tom.Priestley 3 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt Hyping the crowds at the Lakes Ice Fest!
Hyping the crowds at the Lakes Ice Fest!
Jenwood 3 Mar, 2018 2nd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 Lead
Rob Rocket 2 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Scooter Young 2 Mar, 2018 AltLd
DSM 2 Mar, 2018 Solo There was a little water running down the initial main pitch, but avoidable with care to the left. The rest was in fine fettle.
There was a little water running down the initial main pitch, but avoidable with care to the left. The rest was in fine fettle.
swindley 27 Feb, 2018 -
Hidden 26 Oct, 2017 -
arc_73 19 Jul, 2016 Solo
Darbo 27 Mar, 2015 -
Nigel Coe 30 Mar, 2013 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
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, 2013 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet 13 Mar, 2013 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
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, 2013 AltLd O/S
with TGreen
with TGreen
TGreen 26 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
Tom.Priestley 25 Jan, 2013 AltLd Tim led the first and missed the peg. I did the direct finish on the second pitch.
Tim led the first and missed the peg. I did the direct finish on the second pitch.
Hidden 23 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
pebbles 23 Jan, 2013 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
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, 2013 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 pebbles
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 pebbles
Simon Caldwell 23 Jan, 2013 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 Lemming
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 Lemming
peas65 23 Jan, 2013 TR second pitch only
second pitch only
RM199 19 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Joe_1102 ?Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Triggy Pop 14 Oct, 2012 AltLd
with Dan Whalley, Jon Holland
with Dan Whalley, Jon Holland
Hidden 5 Feb, 2012 Solo dnf
tk1991 4 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Tom Kirby
with Tom Kirby
efrance24234 ?Feb, 2012 Lead O/S bit wet but brill!
bit wet but brill!
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
DaveThexton ?Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 26 Dec, 2010 Solo Slightly hollow, slightly worrying when soloing!
Slightly hollow, slightly worrying when soloing!
Rydell 26 Dec, 2010 Lead With direct finish which was in awesome condiion. True to its reputation as a great little climb.
With direct finish which was in awesome condiion. True to its reputation as a great little climb.
Hidden 24 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
paul79 23 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Dec, 2010 AltLd rpt
George Ormerod 22 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Direct finish, which looked more appealing than the normal route.
with Roger and Kris
Direct finish, which looked more appealing than the normal route.
with Roger and Kris
Roger Cruse 22 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Kris & George
with Kris & George
Diggler 22 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Did the grade IV finish.
with jonah
Did the grade IV finish.
with jonah
Hammy 22 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with Ian Hinkins, Rick van Opstal
with Ian Hinkins, Rick van Opstal
Andrew Wilson 21 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Chris Vernon
with Chris Vernon
DSM 21 Dec, 2010 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
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
Hidden 21 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
andy mcc 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Stuart Lancaster
Stuart Lancaster
malc 19 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Led Pitch One
with RL, NT, Paul S
Led Pitch One
with RL, NT, Paul S
Hidden 8 Dec, 2010 Lead
Hidden 8 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
eldre070 7 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S We soloed P1. Me P2 Ben P3. Did Direct Finish which was too thin really!
with Ben Scraggs
We soloed P1. Me P2 Ben P3. Did Direct Finish which was too thin really!
with Ben Scraggs
Betha. 7 Dec, 2010 2nd O/S
with Neil D
with Neil D
Neil D 7 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
with Betha.
with Betha.
Martin Bennett 6 Dec, 2010 - In good nick during first week of December!
with RA
In good nick during first week of December!
with RA
Hidden 6 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Adi Hooper 6 Dec, 2010 Lead Climbed it in the dark after work
with Roger Ward
Climbed it in the dark after work
with Roger Ward
alan barnes 6 Dec, 2010 Lead
with sam d
with sam d
Hidden 5 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S
beds74 5 Dec, 2010 2nd Busy, great route
with J1PEF
Busy, great route
with J1PEF
Hidden 5 Dec, 2010 2nd
J1PEF 5 Dec, 2010 Lead
Rob Rocket 5 Dec, 2010 2nd
with Mike & Nic
with Mike & Nic
Frank Atherton 5 Dec, 2010 2nd
with Steve Cade, Tom Fox
with Steve Cade, Tom Fox
Hidden 5 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Pete Graham 4 Dec, 2010 AltLd direct finish
with Rick Graham
direct finish
with Rick Graham
Adi Hooper 3 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with Loz Colyer, Andy Murphy
with Loz Colyer, Andy Murphy
crowberry gully 3 Dec, 2010 AltLd excellent conditions
with Ross McGibbon
excellent conditions
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 1 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
lukehunt 1 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S direct finish
with Sam Dewhurst
direct finish
with Sam Dewhurst
Hanski ?Dec, 2010 2nd
Pete Rigby ?Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Merlin March
with Merlin March
johniebriggs ?Dec, 2010 AltLd
with Kat M
with Kat M
berry_a 13 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S
greenroom 14 Jan, 2010 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.
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, 2010 Solo thaw setting in, bit sketchy in places...
thaw setting in, bit sketchy in places...
Hidden 13 Jan, 2010 Lead
DSM 13 Jan, 2010 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
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, 2010 2nd
ollyroberts 13 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S 1st pitch getting bit thin but not too bad. Really good solid second pitch.
1st pitch getting bit thin but not too bad. Really good solid second pitch.
Nigel Coe 11 Jan, 2010 Lead Just the first 2 pitches.
with John Walmsley
Just the first 2 pitches.
with John Walmsley
Hidden 10 Jan, 2010 Lead
Hidden 10 Jan, 2010 Solo
blackpoolrock 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S 1st pitch a little thin at start, great 2nd pitch, bomber ice.
1st pitch a little thin at start, great 2nd pitch, bomber ice.
Conan 9 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S Straight forward for the grade. A bit delicate but mainly hooking so not strenuous.
Straight forward for the grade. A bit delicate but mainly hooking so not strenuous.
HimTiggins 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Alan
with Alan
Ken Taylor 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S Winter ascent - good water ice with scattering of snow. Easy for grade
with Chris Michalak
Winter ascent - good water ice with scattering of snow. Easy for grade
with Chris Michalak
Hidden 9 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
Jonny M 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
Timo Austino 9 Jan, 2010 Lead
jimdanson 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd
with Martin Ibbotson
with Martin Ibbotson
Bob 8 Jan, 2010 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
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 8 Jan, 2010 AltLd Nice conditions, very scenic upper pitch (see photo).
with Lawrence Jordan
Nice conditions, very scenic upper pitch (see photo).
with Lawrence Jordan
alan barnes 5 Jan, 2010 - 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
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 3 Jan, 2010 2nd
Hidden 2 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
dizzyg 2 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S fine climb would have been nice to do the direct finish .
with matt griffin, aidy
fine climb would have been nice to do the direct finish .
with matt griffin, aidy
Peter Metcalfe 24 Dec, 2009 AltLd Frightening, falling to pieces and jolly good fun; won't survive (m)any more ascents without another week's freeze.
with Ian Lawton
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, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
DSM 6 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S Wet & thinner than previous ascent in 1986. First pitch 4 this time. Beautiful in the moonlight though.
with Andy Gittins
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
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
malc 16 Jul, 2006 Solo
with NT
with NT
John HW 4 Jan, 2006 Solo
with Cath
with Cath
JRClay100 10 Dec, 2005 -
with M Foster, H Dale
with M Foster, H Dale
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?Feb, 1996 AltLd
with Pete Swanson
with Pete Swanson
Hammy 7 Feb, 1991 Solo
craig h 2 Feb, 1991 AltLd O/S
with Dnmn
with Dnmn
Sean Kelly ?Feb, 1991 -
with Lester Payne
with Lester Payne
Hidden 23 Dec, 1986 -
Hidden ?Mar, 1985 AltLd O/S
Hammy 17 Feb, 1985 Lead
with David Charlesworth
with David Charlesworth
Hidden 20 Jan, 1985 AltLd
Bob 12 Feb, 1983 AltLd O/S
with Dave Kirby
with Dave Kirby
steveriley ??, 1982 2nd
with Adrian
with Adrian
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