200m.

Rockfax Description
180m. From the obvious bay with the slab on its left hand side climb the well defined rib on the right for a pitch. After this trend slightly left and go up to a groove below a corner. A number of lines are possible through this middle section as the ridge isn't so well defined. Climb the groove to what must be one of the best belays on a route in the lakes in winter. Step up left behind the belay and continue to the top. If you want to make things a bit harder step out right on the top pitch and follow exposed steps to the top at a harder grade. © Rockfax

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The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
x12dan34 3 Feb AltLd O/S
maguires 2 Feb AltLd
with Tom
with Tom
Rob Rocket 16 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Neil Porter
with Neil Porter
yossarian714 11 Feb, 2018 2nd β Good conditions - turf all frozen except for a few bits near the start
with Hoyes
Good conditions - turf all frozen except for a few bits near the start
with Hoyes
Hoyes 11 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Good conditions - move up off the block near the pinnacle was fun.
Good conditions - move up off the block near the pinnacle was fun.
Rob_Morris1996 18 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S Lovely route with a lot of snow, but no way near as much as other aspects which were significantly loaded. Hardly any ice about but turf well frozen. Done in 4 pitches, I led the 2nd pitch up to the bottom of the corner which leads up to the pinnacle, and then from the pinnacle up to the summit. Some great climbing especially on the last two pitches and an amazing belay at the pinnacle!
Lovely route with a lot of snow, but no way near as much as other aspects which were significantly loaded. Hardly any ice about but turf well frozen. Done in 4 pitches, I led the 2nd pitch up to the bottom of the corner which leads up to the pinnacle, and then from the pinnacle up to the summit. Some great climbing especially on the last two pitches and an amazing belay at the pinnacle!
Robbie Blease 18 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S Great route, very snowy conditions. I led the first pitch and the pitch up to the pinnacle. Best pitches were the top two.
with Rob Morris
Great route, very snowy conditions. I led the first pitch and the pitch up to the pinnacle. Best pitches were the top two.
with Rob Morris
Hidden 7 Jan, 2018 Lead
Whorlhill 7 Jan, 2018 2nd
JSCB ??, 2018 -
scottidog 1 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
with John Brookes
with John Brookes
Anti-faff ?Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S First winter route. Bloody brill!
with Jas Wood
First winter route. Bloody brill!
with Jas Wood
mikecollins 26 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 26 Nov, 2017 AltLd
with manmike
with manmike
Hidden 26 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
manmike 26 Nov, 2017 AltLd rpt
TobyA 11 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Superb conditions, frozen, lots of snow on ledges but also quite heavily hoar frosted. Very windy.
with BnB
Superb conditions, frozen, lots of snow on ledges but also quite heavily hoar frosted. Very windy.
with BnB
joermann 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 14 Jan, 2017 Lead
fromsinkingships 6 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S First time up Great Gable. Definitely more enjoyable than hiking up. Was a day out with a work mate, will no doubt be back soon with a climbing partner to tackle the proper stuff.
First time up Great Gable. Definitely more enjoyable than hiking up. Was a day out with a work mate, will no doubt be back soon with a climbing partner to tackle the proper stuff.
Hidden 14 Feb, 2016 Lead dnf
Moritz L 17 Jan, 2016 AltLd dnf First 50m with a single runner. Plenty of loose snow and sliding about. Backed off.
First 50m with a single runner. Plenty of loose snow and sliding about. Backed off.
David Kay 17 Jan, 2016 AltLd dnf Poor conditions so we backed off.
Poor conditions so we backed off.
dakidunn 4 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with BnB
with BnB
crowberry gully 4 Mar, 2015 AltLd Thanks to Chris Smith below for a good description of this route. Its a bit of a misnomer as there is little ridge climbing, maybe it should be Pinnacle Groove, there are even 2 small chimneys on it. Good climbing on the last 2 pitches
Thanks to Chris Smith below for a good description of this route. Its a bit of a misnomer as there is little ridge climbing, maybe it should be Pinnacle Groove, there are even 2 small chimneys on it. Good climbing on the last 2 pitches
BnB 4 Mar, 2015 -
Jim Haydock 4 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with David bell
with David bell
fatboyblim 4 Mar, 2015 AltLd Soloed up to where ridge steepens then two pitches to top
with will
Soloed up to where ridge steepens then two pitches to top
with will
Hidden 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd
chris smith 6 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S Great climb when we finally found it, ended up doing a whole different, shorter and crappier ridge of to the left. The FRCC image if gable crag in the logbook is pants and the description is rubbish too. I will try and describe it bette here so people don't make the same mistake we did. To find the route head to the lowest part of the crag which is a buttress and looks like the start of the route (not shown on the guide book photo), there is a large bay to the right leading up to a gully. From here look about 70m right and you will see a large slab with a small gully/groove to the right of it. To the right of this you will then see the start if the ridge itself. Climb the rib on the right of the slab and gully until you come to a flat area and the first belay (thread through some boulders). Go past a stumpy pinnacle directly behind the belay and onto broken ground trending left into a wide groove / corner and easier ground above. Trend back right until you end up at a large spike, ledge and belay. From here step right and into a groove system with some trickier steps higher up and then onto a great belay with the pinnacle behind you and lots of chockstones. Stand on the chockstones and make a commiting step up and onto the ground above, head straight to the top from here.
Great climb when we finally found it, ended up doing a whole different, shorter and crappier ridge of to the left. The FRCC image if gable crag in the logbook is pants and the description is rubbish too. I will try and describe it bette here so people don't make the same mistake we did. To find the route head to the lowest part of the crag which is a buttress and looks like the start of the route (not shown on the guide book photo), there is a large bay to the right leading up to a gully. From here look about 70m right and you will see a large slab with a small gully/groove to the right of it. To the right of this you will then see the start if the ridge itself. Climb the rib on the right of the slab and gully until you come to a flat area and the first belay (thread through some boulders). Go past a stumpy pinnacle directly behind the belay and onto broken ground trending left into a wide groove / corner and easier ground above. Trend back right until you end up at a large spike, ledge and belay. From here step right and into a groove system with some trickier steps higher up and then onto a great belay with the pinnacle behind you and lots of chockstones. Stand on the chockstones and make a commiting step up and onto the ground above, head straight to the top from here.
lcullum7 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with sink14
with sink14
Hidden 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2015 -
Puma 18 Jan, 2015 AltLd Soloed up to the start of the pinnacles, then pitched the two two sections. Good conditions, frozen turf and good hooks. A great day out.
Soloed up to the start of the pinnacles, then pitched the two two sections. Good conditions, frozen turf and good hooks. A great day out.
Will Smith 18 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Soloed as far as the big ledge about 10m below the pinnacle belay. Paul led to the pinnacle and then I led to the top. Great route with varied climbing. In these conditions, it was mainly climbing on frozen turf and the crux would be unclimbable without frozen turf. The lower half of the ridge is pretty ill defined so we wandered about a bit, picking the best looking and most frozen line.
with Puma
Soloed as far as the big ledge about 10m below the pinnacle belay. Paul led to the pinnacle and then I led to the top. Great route with varied climbing. In these conditions, it was mainly climbing on frozen turf and the crux would be unclimbable without frozen turf. The lower half of the ridge is pretty ill defined so we wandered about a bit, picking the best looking and most frozen line.
with Puma
thomaspomfrett 18 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Done in four pitches, I lead 2 & 4 Ed lead 1 & 3. Conditions perfect
with Eddy P
Done in four pitches, I lead 2 & 4 Ed lead 1 & 3. Conditions perfect
with Eddy P
Ed 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd Great condition - solid 3
Great condition - solid 3
mike.moss 28 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S It's a II in my guide, so I thought it'd be good for a quick solo! Great route. The crag needs more freeze-thaw for any routes with essential turf placements or damage could be done. Otherwise the mixed routes were looking very white and rimed up today.
It's a II in my guide, so I thought it'd be good for a quick solo! Great route. The crag needs more freeze-thaw for any routes with essential turf placements or damage could be done. Otherwise the mixed routes were looking very white and rimed up today.
BnB 7 Feb, 2014 -
crowberry gully 7 Feb, 2014 AltLd Wet to start and got colder as we climbed, the top 100m were nicely frozen
with BnB
Wet to start and got colder as we climbed, the top 100m were nicely frozen
with BnB
joe.91 9 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Good conditions, only very few odd patches of unfrozen turf. Scary crux with the massive drop behind you
with Reidy
Good conditions, only very few odd patches of unfrozen turf. Scary crux with the massive drop behind you
with Reidy
Hidden 9 Feb, 2013 2nd
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 2nd
A Reid 19 Jan, 2013 2nd
with Richard, DeadSquirrel
with Richard, DeadSquirrel
RichardThorpe 19 Jan, 2013 2nd O/S
Harry Ellis 15 Jan, 2013 Lead
with jowzed
with jowzed
s.scott ?Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Hannah Beresford
with Hannah Beresford
Hidden ??, 2013 Solo O/S
Crowley6969 13 Oct, 2012 Lead
with Chris easthall
with Chris easthall
Hidden 5 Feb, 2012 AltLd
tiga271 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with mark20
with mark20
mark20 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
The Mountain Goat 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
with Jon Miles
Jack Loftus 9 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 9 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd Retreated off Bottleneck Blues due to conditions. Finished on last two pitches of pinnacle ridge.
Retreated off Bottleneck Blues due to conditions. Finished on last two pitches of pinnacle ridge.
markfairbank 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Very good route, topped out 5pm after a late start and messing around trying to find another route first. Descended in the dark (again)
with Ian Moore, Mountain Llama
Very good route, topped out 5pm after a late start and messing around trying to find another route first. Descended in the dark (again)
with Ian Moore, Mountain Llama
Mountain Llama 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd The crag looked really wintery with fair amount of rime but we found out quick that the turf just had an ice crust! Enjoyed the route, although we topped out 5pm due to a late start following backing off Sledgate Ridge.
with Ian M, Mark F
The crag looked really wintery with fair amount of rime but we found out quick that the turf just had an ice crust! Enjoyed the route, although we topped out 5pm due to a late start following backing off Sledgate Ridge.
with Ian M, Mark F
manmike 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with jason
with jason
Hidden 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd
jason 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
with moose ridd, manmike
with moose ridd, manmike
Ste Ridd 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd A quality route with interest all the way. Top 2 pitches are excellent.
A quality route with interest all the way. Top 2 pitches are excellent.
nia 28 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
nakedave 28 Nov, 2010 AltLd
Pete Graham 26 Nov, 2010 Solo Back roped crux.
Back roped crux.
Hidden 9 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
lithos 9 Mar, 2010 AltLd Crag to ourselves, bit of a wander off line on P1, but traversed back in which was intersting. Groove was great fun and top pitch (peri) was good as well. Snow soft and poor mostly - apart from top,
Crag to ourselves, bit of a wander off line on P1, but traversed back in which was intersting. Groove was great fun and top pitch (peri) was good as well. Snow soft and poor mostly - apart from top,
HimTiggins 7 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with Katie
with Katie
jlury 27 Feb, 2010 2nd
eldre070 27 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S Not in good nick, but saying that the last 2 pitches were more frozen (still no ice just better snow/turf). Me P1, Karlos the rest.
with Karl
Not in good nick, but saying that the last 2 pitches were more frozen (still no ice just better snow/turf). Me P1, Karlos the rest.
with Karl
Karlos 27 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Great route, getting better with height. Soft snow low down, with not much gear. Conditions improved where it mattered on the chimney to the pinnacle and the pitch above.
Great route, getting better with height. Soft snow low down, with not much gear. Conditions improved where it mattered on the chimney to the pinnacle and the pitch above.
Adam1973 27 Feb, 2010 Lead rpt
with jlury
with jlury
martinazando 17 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
Adam1973 30 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
with John Carlin, Ann S, shaun walby
with John Carlin, Ann S, shaun walby
shaun walby 30 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
with Adam Burt
with Adam Burt
Hidden 30 Jan, 2010 2nd
Ann S 30 Jan, 2010 2nd Adam acting as leader to me and John Carlin and Shaun Walby.
with Adam
Adam acting as leader to me and John Carlin and Shaun Walby.
with Adam
Hidden 29 Jan, 2010 -
Hidden 24 Jan, 2009 AltLd
Diggler 6 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S
with stemill
with stemill
stemill 6 Dec, 2008 2nd O/S
with Diggler
with Diggler
RCrockford 6 Dec, 2008 2nd
with Jonah
with Jonah
chris m fisher 29 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
with Pete
with Pete
Hidden 29 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S
Bobmoz ??, 2002 AltLd
benjhans ??, 2002 2nd O/S
with Dad
with Dad
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