120m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Another good route, when in condition. The second pitch can be very hard in unconsolidated snow..
1) 3, 45m. Climb the icy groove right of the icicle until more ice leads back leftwards into the main gully. Follow this to easier ground on the ramp..
2) 4, 45m. Move right to gain the continuation gully. Follow this to an ease in angle..
3) 1, 30m. Easy angled ground leads to the top. Belay well back. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
saintlade ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
andy dunn 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Inadvertantly solo'd the first pitch, split the 2nd in two, with J getting the 1st half. abandoned 3rd pitch as snow & ice were slushy / non-existent.

with J
Binder 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

I led the first half of 'p2' in the book - brilliant. Big avalanche/rock fall down the line of Grecian 2000 as I was going up. Got very loose above so we walked off left before the gully of p3.

with Toby
gravity 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

George led the first pitch (pitch 2 in the guide book). A large rock fall then scared me a bit. I led the next pitch, but it was cut short; we escaped off left as upper gully was not in condition.

with George
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead
georgedunton 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/13 AltLd
steve.warrington 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1

with Dave Simpson, Nik Goile
Hidden 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead
adie84 31/Mar/13 -
with Ben Wolstenholme
Double Knee Bar 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Ben Wolstenholme 31/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd
thomaspomfrett 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Sam Thomas
Lxaddison 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Absolutely fantastic conditions. Ice well formed and lots to think about on the way up. Couldn't have asked for a better climb after floundering on The Screen. Brilliant climb, finishing a brilliant day in the Kitchen.

with Paul Addison
Mr-Cowdrey 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with chris ridgers
freemanTom 30/Mar/13 AltLd

I had middle pitch. Route in good nick, finally placed my bull dog in anger and improvised a stacked nut anchor as didn't bother taking the hexes at the changeover.

with Jurgen
Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Andy_B39 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben Rigby
ADuck 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
thomb 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

this route caught our eye due to the wicked fist pitch up a nice steep ice feature. really good condition. the latter pitches were a bit less arresting, but fun all the same. bold-ish 3rd pitch up a mixed gully.

with Jess
Hexman 29/Mar/13 2nd
wolf.leeb 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Good 1st pitch.. Just a bit hooky.. Rest looked battered.. Traversed into grecian..

with jo
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead
Misha 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Holly
davebrox 27/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/13 -
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
emlynroberts 23/Jan/13 2nd

First ice pitch only then absailed down.

with Nigel Milner
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Dec/10 Solo O/S
cragtyke 08/Dec/10 2nd

Rob led P1, Steve led P2

Owain Llewelyn 08/Dec/10 Lead
with Dad
andysroom 06/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Steven Andrews 06/Dec/10 2nd O/S

Definitely going at IV just now.

with andysroom, Richard Lines
mynyddresident 06/Dec/10 AltLd
with Greg C
Hidden 05/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
chadrads 05/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with andy chapman
philhilo 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Steep inital ice and tricky mixed corner on 1st pitch. V awkward umbrella at top of 2nd pitch, very little to pull over on as snow unconsolidated so desparate grovel with fingers crossed something holds! IV 4 currently. Good effort by Ben.

bjlsmith 03/Dec/10 2nd
with Phil Leng
Ally Smith ?/Dec/10 Solo

Backed off after soloing first (crux) pitch

Pay Attention ?/Feb/10 -
AB1965 20/Jan/10 AltLd

with bob johnson

Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 12/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/10 Lead
Joe Nunn 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Good fun bottom pitch - far too big a queue though!

with mike preece
TeeBee 10/Jan/10 AltLd
with Jake
Hidden 07/Jan/10 AltLd
theotherpetehill 07/Jan/10 Lead
Merlin 06/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Quality adventure climbing, good belay ledge, nice lean, mixed finish.

with Grayham Stephenson
bob johnson 05/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Al Borrett
Misha 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Easy, plastic ice but quite thin. The crux was a chimney at the end of P1 which had some poor neve - just enough for the axes. 3rd solo of the day.

The Bad Cough 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Brian Coupland, Liz Kay
Hidden ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
jimbonfire ?/Jan/10 Solo
Owain Llewelyn ??/2010 Lead
with Dad
Tommy Harris 29/Dec/09 Lead

abseiled off second pitch due to really bad weather coming in. Very thin climbing and not in good condition.

with phillip belcher
rwm7131 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Alfred Hughes
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/09 -
centurion05 10/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with ben wood
TimPerkin 06/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch, a few steep bits, placed a few slings over spikes. Belayed slightly off route on RHS on good spike, just after steep narrow section. Good route.

with Colin Beechey
Howard J 05/Mar/05 AltLd
with John Waterhouse
Chris Ellis 05/Mar/05 AltLd
with Nige Shaw
Hidden 26/Feb/05 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
with JThomas
Hidden ?/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
Gambit ??/2001 Lead O/S
Bullybones ?/Jan/00 Solo
BenTiffin ?/Feb/96 AltLd
with Angus Andrew
Hidden 29/Dec/95 Lead O/S
iskra2000 27/Dec/95 2nd

Led 3rd pitch ( grade I)

with Phil Thornhill
Hidden 02/Mar/86 -
Nick Biven 07/Feb/85 AltLd
with Karl Strange
Hidden ?/Feb/85 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jan/85 -
Hidden ??/1985 -
Mark Kemball 11/Feb/79 AltLd
with Ian Grace
charlesmfrench ??/1978 Lead O/S


with Keith Milne, Ian Milne
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