40m, 2 pitches. A direct version of Icarus start in the obvious corner right f the Icarus Flake.
P1. 5a 22m corner - ledge system -left then right to narrow red ramp.
P2. 5a 12m climb the right arête of Icarus pitch 2.
Better route description in the new Gogarth South guide.

Ian Lloyd-Jones & Clive Stephenson 1990

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 31 Aug Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 27 Aug Lead rpt P1 into icarus
P1 into icarus
Colin Scotchford 19 Aug AltLd
robman 15 Aug AltLd O/S
Paul Sagar 12 Aug Lead O/S What I climbed felt like the natural line, but didn’t really correspond to the guidebook description. Whatever, was good to get my head back into ye olde E trad. Done as one pitch, very straightforwardly.
with khalidq
What I climbed felt like the natural line, but didn’t really correspond to the guidebook description. Whatever, was good to get my head back into ye olde E trad. Done as one pitch, very straightforwardly.
with khalidq
khalidq 12 Aug 2nd β
LucaC 31 Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Jul AltLd O/S
morganator 30 Jun Lead O/S
jezb1 23 Jun Lead O/S In one pitch. Prob more HVS than E1.
In one pitch. Prob more HVS than E1.
GraMc 23 Jun Lead O/S
with Ed
with Ed
scarmichael 17 Jun 2nd O/S
with Mihkel
with Mihkel
Mihkel 17 Jun Lead O/S In one pitch. Finished up Icarus corner (as described in GS guide text, although topo lines goes up arete to right).
In one pitch. Finished up Icarus corner (as described in GS guide text, although topo lines goes up arete to right).
Hidden 15 Jun 2nd O/S
John Jefferies 15 Jun 2nd O/S
with Ally, Nikki Hawkin
with Ally, Nikki Hawkin
Hidden 27 May AltLd
JendeHoxar 19 May Lead O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 19 May 2nd
ClimberPentir 12 May Lead
with Pete Frost
with Pete Frost
Greg Cunningham 5 May Lead O/S Done in 1 pitch
with Rich Lindsay
Done in 1 pitch
with Rich Lindsay
pauldrew 24 Sep, 2018 Lead With E2 5b finish up wall/arete right of Icarus.
with Tim Whitaker
With E2 5b finish up wall/arete right of Icarus.
with Tim Whitaker
pete1993 18 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S first pitch ok but nothing special, second pitch really good, would probably be best as one long pitch
with drobin
first pitch ok but nothing special, second pitch really good, would probably be best as one long pitch
with drobin
Charlie Zephyr Booth 21 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with martin broadhurst
with martin broadhurst
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 Lead
tjmillen 21 Jul, 2018 Lead
with Dave
with Dave
Clare Dean 23 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Sam2257
with Sam2257
Sam2257 23 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
tprebs 28 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S nice steep bottom section. fun finishing up the arete
nice steep bottom section. fun finishing up the arete
neal 14 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Nice direct way to do Icarus. Done in 1 pitch. Not sure the Takahe pitch is much harder than Icarus, it's certainly not E2. (It's E1 in the latest guidebook).
with Chris S
Nice direct way to do Icarus. Done in 1 pitch. Not sure the Takahe pitch is much harder than Icarus, it's certainly not E2. (It's E1 in the latest guidebook).
with Chris S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2018 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 25 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
with tim millen
pete johnson 25 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with Marcus Payne
with Marcus Payne
Sophie Nunn 25 Mar, 2018 2nd rpt
with Jim Jones, Neilaw
with Jim Jones, Neilaw
Hidden 24 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
milena 24 Mar, 2018 2nd Ellie lead the route as one pitch but finished up the corner of Icarus.
Ellie lead the route as one pitch but finished up the corner of Icarus.
DubyaJamesDubya 28 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
with Duncan Frisch
with Duncan Frisch
steveb2006 8 Oct, 2017 Lead Pleasant.
Pleasant.
Ewan Russell 26 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Halla
with Halla
The Grist 12 Aug, 2017 2nd
Hidden 12 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
ClimberPentir 5 Aug, 2017 2nd
with Gareth
with Gareth
Sophie Nunn 22 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Andy P
with Andy P
Colin Scotchford 10 Jul, 2017 Lead
Mike_Hayes 9 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Duncan Barrack
with Duncan Barrack
Pete_Frost 28 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with MPH
with MPH
geoff b 14 May, 2017 2nd Very pleasant positive holds.
with Rod W
Very pleasant positive holds.
with Rod W
Dizz 29 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
pete87abs ?Nov, 2016 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2016 -
Hidden 31 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
frejashannon 31 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Martin Haworth 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Alison Cairns 11 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Well worth doing as direct start to Icarus, makes a nice direct single pitch.
with Katy
Well worth doing as direct start to Icarus, makes a nice direct single pitch.
with Katy
KeenClimber 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S E1 5a - also in Llawder area.
with Ron
E1 5a - also in Llawder area.
with Ron
harold walmsley 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Chris Calow
with Chris Calow
The Grist 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Tom Doldon 14 May, 2016 2nd O/S Did barefoot was sharp
Did barefoot was sharp
Lenny 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Pete
with Pete
Tony Holdsworth 30 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt
Tubs 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Steep and with continued interest. Bold in the middle but still probably HVS.
with AJM
Steep and with continued interest. Bold in the middle but still probably HVS.
with AJM
AJM 24 Apr, 2016 2nd β
with Tubs
with Tubs
Ed Babs 24 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
with IainAM
with IainAM
Tony Holdsworth 23 Apr, 2016 2nd
Martin Haworth 23 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Good, but only really HVS
Good, but only really HVS
Brannock 23 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Nice if more like hvs
Nice if more like hvs
JamesWilliams 17 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Second pitch. had a bit of a wobbler after not much trad for a while
Second pitch. had a bit of a wobbler after not much trad for a while
adamre12 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Lead as part of takahe. Nice.
Lead as part of takahe. Nice.
adamre12 17 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S Harder than E1 5a. Good though.
Harder than E1 5a. Good though.
Rob Pitt 16 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Alex Mason
with Alex Mason
PAJames ??, 2016 -
Neilaw ??, 2016 Lead
John Bunney ??, 2016 -
Hidden 2 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 21 Jun, 2015 2nd
Hidden 21 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
wi11 14 Apr, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 14 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 2010 TR
Ched 13 Mar, 2010 TR
Ched 13 Mar, 2010 TR
Hidden 13 Mar, 2010 TR
Ched 24 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S First ascent as far as I know. An obvious line that may have been done previously (no records though)
with Rhys
First ascent as far as I know. An obvious line that may have been done previously (no records though)
with Rhys
pauldrew ??, 2001 Lead Some time late nineties or early 2000's
Some time late nineties or early 2000's
Sl@te Head ??, 1990 Lead O/S First Ascent with Clive back in 1990, nice to see it getting some traffic now :-) Logging this to point out that the route was originally climbed in one pitch finishing up the arete to the right of 'Icarus' at E2 5b. I'm not sure why this is in the guidebook and on the UKC database as a 'variation finish'?
First Ascent with Clive back in 1990, nice to see it getting some traffic now :-) Logging this to point out that the route was originally climbed in one pitch finishing up the arete to the right of 'Icarus' at E2 5b. I'm not sure why this is in the guidebook and on the UKC database as a 'variation finish'?
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