Rockfax Description
200m. Follow the gully bed to a chockstone. Climb the right branch of the gully up steep snow to an ice pitch which can be climb direct if conditions allow or turned on the right wall. Follow the gully above to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

Full moon addict 07/Mar/16 Solo

not much ice on chockstone. awkward traverse right and left

DeanD 28/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Adam2016 28/Feb/16 2nd
with Andrew Holden
Andrew Holden 28/Feb/16 Lead
K Mckay 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Tough conditions due to unconsolidated snow and poor ice. A fantastic line none the less! A great reintroduction to winter climbing for my Dad.

with Richard Mckay
tumbling wizard ?/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
Drew M 09/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
fuzzysheep01 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Karlos 08/Feb/15 Lead

Main ice pitch suffering greatly from heavy traffic and warm conditions. Not much ice remains, making for tough exit. Final rock step quite tough also - watch for loose block in the centre left. Suggest route be allowed to recover.

with Harriet
alan barnes 08/Feb/15 -
with Dave Holt
steely 08/Feb/15 -
with luke armitage
alias dave 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Daniel Allen 08/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Harriet Stewart 08/Feb/15 2nd
with Karl
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Feb/15 AltLd

First on the route today. Some harder little ice steps & some tricky moves over rock. Longest & hardest route in 4 days of excellent climbing on Great End. Perfect sunshine today, after beautifully clear night, with valleys drowned in cloud!!

DSM 07/Feb/15 Solo
Tony Ryland 07/Feb/15 AltLd

Led 3&5th pitch Some good ice Great weather, sunrise and sunset

with Andrew Lodge
Andrew Lodge 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 & 4, we soloed the first and last. Great route on a superb day, a reminder of why we climb in winter.

with Tony
chancer 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with David Dees
TobyA 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S

The crux pitch was quite frisky for a III today!

with Olly
Seymore Butt 06/Feb/15 -
Tom Phillips 05/Feb/15 AltLd
with dick
Hidden 05/Feb/15 AltLd
Freetime 04/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Good condition. Hardish for grade 3. Partner lost a Grivel screw off the main pitch. Anyone found one?

with John Moore
Hidden 03/Feb/15 Solo
admackie 02/Feb/15 AltLd

great route felt hard

Palmer 02/Feb/15 AltLd
with mackie
Simon Bostock 01/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Fair conditions, plenty of ice, the snow in the gulley was quite soft. 4/5 pitches, 2 pairs, 4hrs.

with Christopher Lyness, Stephen Hull, Jon Gill
jon_gill1 01/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with chris Lyness
Hidden ?/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
dakidunn 31/Jan/15 AltLd
BnB 31/Jan/15 -
clint87 24/Jan/15 AltLd
mikecollins 21/Jan/15 AltLd
manmike 21/Jan/15 Solo

night ascent. Ice pitch thin. Perhaps a not so easy III.

with danny, mikecollins
Ste Ridd 21/Jan/15 AltLd

Night ascent with a thin Ice pitch. May be IV

with Danny, Mike Collins, M.Sadler
macca69 ?/Jan/15 AltLd
Ben lad ?/Jan/15 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -

Solo romp 2008

joeflan 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Lee Sheard 30/Jan/14 AltLd rpt
with Brett
bdgm 30/Jan/14 AltLd
Ste Ridd 10/Apr/13 AltLd

Dusk climb.

manmike 10/Apr/13 AltLd
neilwiltshire 10/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches

with Simon Kemper
Elastic Jones 09/Apr/13 Lead
J1PEF 09/Apr/13 AltLd
Harry Ellis 08/Apr/13 Lead

main pitch well stepped/hooked

Hidden 06/Apr/13 -
net 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with George
GPN 06/Apr/13 AltLd

Really enjoyable little climb. Top conditions. Finished off an excellent day doing Ardus at Shepherd's.

with Annette
Mattyk 04/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

pretty nice icey pitch. really awkward moves but bomber neve.

with Dominick Spracklen
elliptic 04/Apr/13 Solo rpt
bonoid 03/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead
Andy27 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd dnf
BenTiffin 02/Apr/13 AltLd
with Dan Robinson
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead
Metalbear 31/Mar/13 2nd
with John James McEvoy
John Roe 30/Mar/13 Lead
with Joe Broadbent
ipegg 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic winters day

Hidden 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
GrahamHP 29/Mar/13 AltLd
with Bryan Clary
Pohil 26/Mar/13 AltLd

The ice pillar was 12ft high and definitely IV, the rest of the route was good II-III neve. Enjoyable! Excellent conditions for the end of March!

chris smith 24/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
lithos 13/Mar/13 AltLd

THis time i led the ice pillar as it was a quite thick and in good nick. I was surprised at lack of rock gear on this pitch but it took screws, much fun. Neve was generally very good.

with Peri
joe_lancs 13/Mar/13 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 13/Mar/13 AltLd

Ice pitch a bit lean but went with effort - not sure of grade - top end III?

with Grant Fulton, Joe Fennel
pebbles 13/Mar/13 AltLd

Good Ice and neve. Me p1,3: rob p2,4

with rob
fulton333 13/Mar/13 2nd
with Joe Fennel
piersnewton 12/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with phil newton
johnrich 05/Mar/13 2nd
with Foggy
Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
r_o_b_h2 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Ice on crux getting thin, felt more like IV 4

with Nik Goile
Keith Lambley 01/Mar/13 AltLd
with John T
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
mike fenwick ?/Mar/13 Solo
jon59 28/Feb/13 AltLd

Route in very good condition though a bit stepped out. The chockstone pitch was a nice mixed section and the ice pitch was at the top end of III-IV.

Hidden 25/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo
DSM 23/Feb/13 Solo
ankyo 11/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Loads of snow!

with Rick
DaveAtkinson 10/Feb/13 Lead
with M.Lawton
Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd
chris smith 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/13 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden 14/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo O/S
freemanTom 10/Dec/12 Solo

Bit sketchy in places, had to traverse out and back in to gully. Not much ice.

with Jason Wood
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Solo
kyaizawa 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Pete23 11/Feb/12 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
morsy 11/Feb/12 AltLd

good route, interesting bits on every pitch

with peter berwick
prwalker 11/Feb/12 AltLd

Led middle pitch on good vertical ice. A great day of climbing in the lakes with some good in-condition vertical ice, despite general thaw elsewhere in the UK.

with wupert
Elastic Jones 08/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
with Hatchet
Harry Ellis 08/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/Feb/12 2nd rpt
petegunn 05/Feb/12 Lead

Very good with several technical sections

with Ash, Tom, Davina
Two Cams Tom 05/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Feb/12 AltLd
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 -

good route weather a bit wintery, whiteout on top, came down in dark!

Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 -

lots of spindrift, hard going, good route tho, icing up nicely!

cballard ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
ashpreston ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
petegunn 20/Dec/11 Lead

Good, melting fast

with Davina
butteredfrog 20/Dec/11 AltLd

Thin in places but good fun, moved together up to 1st chockstone, then pitched.

Hidden 20/Dec/11 2nd rpt
Petarghh 18/Dec/11 Lead

Lean conditions, felt a grade harder. good snow and ice though !

Hannah Embleton 17/Dec/11 2nd
Lee Sheard 10/Dec/11 Lead rpt
steven 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lean condition and a grade harder.

with Brian Hull
Paul-Michael 02/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul Nurse
munki1971 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Booey 02/Jan/11 2nd O/S
3kidsandanorton 02/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Trefo 28/Dec/10 Lead dnf

Abbed off in thawing rain after the first pitch, left two wires and red tat with maillon rapide. Anyone who finds them-pints will be bought for their return.Cheers

with mav
Woodiee 28/Dec/10 2nd dnf

climbed 1st pitch in rapid thaw / pouring rain, decided that it was falling down / too late to carry on - left tat n wires abbing off - as sam said, drinks for the lucky finder :)

Hidden 22/Dec/10 Lead
ccraigg22 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
pmurdy 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
MDowson 20/Dec/10 AltLd
with Jonathon Powell
sdi 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Went right after crux pitches onto buttress to finish.

with Tom K
joeydurkin 18/Dec/10 AltLd
with Jockey
Ly-Cilph 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

First winter lead. Very nice.

Dave Mason 13/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Adam Gill
ollyroberts 13/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Ben
Adi Hooper 12/Dec/10 Solo
with Roger Ward
joe.91 01/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Second climb of the season, very very lean! We dumped the cams do save weight and only took one half to try and do it quickly as possible, bad decision. We started soloing and then came to an overhanging never block, made a belay then i started the lead. Came to another overhanging never block that my axes just went straight through, not much gear. Kept going up and came to a 3ft pillar of ice, managed to get a screw in but didn't trust it and then mantled to glory. The top gully was just full of powder so i went up on the ridge to the left so i didn't have to swim up. Finally got to the top, then when ant was seconding the rope got stuck! My first major epic, topped out at 6pm in a storm in the dark. Along with that Ant's head torch broke and he snapped the handle of his axe!! Felt at least tech 4 with not much gear so probably V 4 in those conditions!

with Ant Eccles
Hidden ?/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Mar/10 AltLd
Fatherof2 14/Mar/10 -

Finished on left arrette to avoid many people

with Bry
Brian Wilderspin 14/Mar/10 Solo

Thawing slightly but still plenty of ice.

DSM 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy Gittins
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 07/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd
KevB 05/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/10 -
AMarchant 01/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

ali took the icy crux pitch, we finished the route and then put our own little adventurous line through the final top buttress between SE gully and the Gully buttress route frther right.

Hidden 01/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
gripped01 ?/Mar/10 Solo
with Rob Patchett
michaelb1 ?/Mar/10 Lead

Superb climb

with Barry graham
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Ally Smith 28/Feb/10 -

Excellent route. Moving together for whole length.

with Rob Lavin
velsyam 21/Feb/10 2nd
clive-greenwood 20/Feb/10 AltLd
MikeLeeds 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
AMarchant 19/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

better than central gully, bit more interesting.

with Stu Air
jimorothy 18/Feb/10 AltLd

Loved it - sustained interest for 5-6 pitches. Plenty of breaking trail wading up windslab, but quality conditions where needed: fat ice on crux (steep).

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 18/Feb/10 Solo
martinazando 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Ed Luke
Somerset swede basher 15/Feb/10 Solo O/S
ju2ltd 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Tightsgirl 14/Feb/10 2nd
with Clare Francis
Jan Hotar 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
jinphotographer 13/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/10 AltLd
Elastic Jones 09/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Cox
liamlonsdale 09/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Fantastic mixed climbing all the way up...decpetively long. We climbed it in about 6 pitches, could have probably soloed the last section but it seemed pointless with the conditons growing worse and being on unfamiliar territory. Great quality route.

Mark Wilson23 09/Feb/10 2nd O/S
wilkie14c 09/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Wilson
tomhull 08/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Misha 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Only got to the crag at 1pm after a leisurely start from Birmingham. The main gullies were the only routes in condition. Soloed to the short ice section, at which point Tom complained of feeling tired so we got the rope out and I soloed to a belay, then Tom took over to the top. Good neve lower down, strangely enough got softer towards the top but still good. After getting off the crag, spied a nice pitch of ice on the flank and both soloed that, must have been about III.

with Tom
Daniel Wicks 06/Feb/10 Solo O/S
tjmillen 06/Feb/10 Lead
with dorine, stewart herbert
Hidden 04/Feb/10 -
Jack Loftus 03/Feb/10 AltLd
Petarghh 03/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead ice pitch.

climbalive 01/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Adam Walton
Tarquin ?/Feb/10 -
ernieb182 ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
brockers ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd
TerryB 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Wotcha 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Fantastic nick.

Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Karlos 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Ice pitch quite hacked to pieces, make exit rather tricky. Otherwise pretty straight forward, given the bomber snow.

markfairbank 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Great weather and good conditions, some nice ice on P2. Led P1 and P2.

with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore
Chris Harding 30/Jan/10 2nd
with Paul Lester
Conan 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Michalak
Hidden 29/Jan/10 Lead dnf
greenroom 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Moving together

twoplates 25/Jan/10 AltLd

moved together, fantastic snow conditions, practically ran up it. pitched the ice fall.

Tom Phillips 25/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Great conditions - icefall really thick. Soloed rest of route

with dick
Hidden 25/Jan/10 Lead
Adam1973 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
jlury 24/Jan/10 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 23/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S
crowberry gully 22/Jan/10 AltLd

The chimney was an ice pitch running with water.

with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 22/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
petegunn 22/Jan/10 AltLd
with Davina
Lee Sheard 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with John Hubbard
Hidden 06/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Jan/10 2nd rpt

Second time up South East Gully with Andrea - excellent condition - fell off the ice fall twice - Andrea had made it look like a breeze when she led up it so I could not understand why I found it difficult! I also could not get over that block which comes next (the one where you can thrutch up on your knee!) so I went right and got my leg up on the slab. Fabulous climb - we loved it!!

Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Dec/09 -
Shuttsie 31/Dec/09 -
alan barnes 28/Dec/09 Lead

took longer than expected. Snow not consoladated. Small ice pitch was good. Ice screw would have been nice to have.

with sam d
Jonny M 14/Feb/09 AltLd dnf

Backed off as the top of the crux pitch contained some crumbly and rotten ice/snow - a thaw was in progress! Various other parties appeared to complete the route after we backed-off however...

with Gary Bebb
Bob 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

A nighttime ascent - didn't start until around 11pm and finished at 1.30 am the following morning! Got home at 0540 :-)

with Steve Brock
Andrew Sandercock 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Crap snow, not much ice, felt hard and another pair on the route reckoned it went at about IV (wouldn't know though as I've never done one!)

with jon armstrong
teflonpete 07/Feb/09 2nd β

1st winter climb

with Diccon
KeithW 06/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Ice pitches were thin & a bit chopped. Sporting!

with Guido
Hidden 06/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 05/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 01/Feb/09 AltLd
with George reah
DSM 01/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Quite deep & firm snow, virtually no ice. Crux pitch thin but not too bad.

with Andy Gittins
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/08 Solo
rob1 06/Dec/08 AltLd
with Tom Martin
Hidden 15/Mar/08 2nd
kenneM ?/Feb/08 AltLd
with Steve Marner
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden 19/Mar/07 2nd
iceferret 23/Mar/06 AltLd

In some of the best nick seen for years.Good vertical 15' pitch in the middle plus chockstone and other 'interesting bits'

with Ian Bradley, Laura P
PenJD 19/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Dave Evans
SteveM 18/Mar/06 AltLd
with Tobs
Tobias at Home 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

To avoid queuing took the lefthand variation then traversed back into the main gully.

with SteveM
biggianthead 18/Mar/06 -
with HT
lithos 12/Mar/06 Lead

solo most, top roped the very wet icicle

with Simon C
Simon Caldwell 11/Mar/06 -

Quite thin conditions, good frozen turf, a few hard rock steps/chockstones/chimneys. Mostly soloed, carrying 2 60m ropes (as you do), used rope to lead the easy-but-scary bit avoiding the semi-attached icicle, and the rather hard chimney below the top chockstone. Fantastic day out, haven't the faintest idea what the grade was!

with Rob and Carmen
Martin Haworth ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with val p
ewen ?/Mar/06 AltLd
John Kettle ?/Mar/06 AltLd
with ewen
GuyM ??/2006 -
with sheona
clams ??/2006 -
with Liam
John Kettle ??/2006 AltLd
nakedave ??/2006 Solo
John Pickles ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton ??/2002 2nd

year approximate

with Digby
Andy Chadwick ??/2000 AltLd O/S
tom bre 30/Dec/99 Solo O/S

Spurned the Ice pitch as seemed the wrong place to try my first ice fall when solo. So more 2/3 and not grade 3

EddieA 04/Jan/97 AltLd

climbed the chimney direct (hard) - some brittle water ice

with Simon W
Neil Conway ?/Dec/96 AltLd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Andy Say 17/Mar/96 Solo
Mick King 27/Jan/91 Solo
Mick King 06/Jan/91 AltLd

Lead P1 3 & 5

with Paul "Doc" Lishman
Hidden ?/Aug/90 -
Hidden ?/Aug/90 -
stuart58 12/Apr/89 Solo
biggianthead 01/Mar/86 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Jan/85 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Hidden ??/1985 -
Hidden 01/Apr/84 AltLd
biggianthead 18/Mar/84 Solo
charlesmfrench 18/Feb/84 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/84 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/82 Lead
Lord of Starkness ??/1978 AltLd
with Steve Howe
Hidden 02/Jan/77 AltLd
Hidden 11/Dec/76 AltLd
Derek Ryden ?/Dec/76 AltLd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
allmag ?/Feb/76 AltLd O/S

Finished Central Gully, came back down and did South East - a great romp - no great difficulties - not grade III, more like grade II this day.

Paul Clarke ??/1976 AltLd
with FMC
mikej 13/Feb/70 Lead
with Graham Evans
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