Rockfax Description
2 pitches. Approach from the Vemork Bridge parking by following the path up the Gorge. Start up the left-hand side of the waterfall and belay under a rock. Start up a pillar (can be avoided) and continue up to a belay at a tree 15m below the road. Continue up to the road for the descent, or walk down a snow gully to the right of the waterfall. © Rockfax

nickstephens 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S

A wi3.... I don't think so when we climbed it :-) Great route of three different parts and very thin on top at the moment. Some of the most delicate climbing I've ever done.

with Smiler
paulmck 05/Feb/16 Lead O/S
BLodge 12/Jan/16 AltLd
budchawla 04/Feb/15 -
Somerville ??/2015 -
Paul Hastwell ??/2015 -
Dr Rorlasaurus 20/Feb/14 -


alexanderbeetle 20/Feb/14 Lead
with Laura Wolsey
Paal Kristoffer 05/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/14 AltLd
mileshill540 ??/2014 AltLd
Hidden 31/Dec/13 Lead O/S
KatOstrich 30/Dec/13 2nd

thin ice, crazy

TDSvejstrup 30/Dec/13 2nd O/S

was not WI3 more like scottish V, due to no ice and no screws could be placed

zcsharp 30/Dec/13 2nd

Not in condition.

with Katherine Ostrich, John Bennetts, Ollie Stevens, Danish
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
KevB 11/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Carl Sunley
Hidden 28/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
KeithW 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Done to get a quick success on our 1st day. Bottomed out a screw on thin ice though.

with Scouse
neilwiltshire 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Richard, Ted Rudd
Hidden 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Ander 12/Feb/13 Lead


with Jimb0
benny_m 11/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Su
Hidden 11/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/13 Lead
6aPunter ??/2013 -
jon59 08/Mar/12 Lead
Zoomer 08/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Fairly simple but very thin conditions. On assessment.

with A Student
Tomek S 23/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Wojttek 23/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Poco Loco 23/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1. top pitch up the corner thin thin thin!

with Will Wykes
timjones 20/Feb/12 AltLd
with Neil McLean
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd
iang74 14/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Cornish boy 13/Feb/12 Lead dnf

Only did the first pitch and practised building anchors using abalakovs. Went to Krokan at lunchtime.

with Ian, Sean
Andy Clarke 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Pitch 2 provided a fine sting in the tail, up quite a thin corner with some bare rock.

with Ralph
Hidden ?/Feb/12 -
HIGHTOWER 15/Jan/12 AltLd rpt

Whole route this time. Top bit was quite interesting.

with Sam (Kinloss)
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Sam Warby ?/Jan/12 -
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Braintax ??/2012 AltLd

Second lead ever... Backed off the exit pitch between rocks and three pitched.

Col Kingshott 19/Feb/11 Solo
Goose4 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
simonward 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/11 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Didn't top out due to it being very thin. Abbed off.

with Steve Cambell
ross duffield 15/Mar/10 Lead O/S

better ice than ns

with row
Hidden 14/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
coffeepot 02/Mar/10 2nd
with Manchi Chung, Tim MacDonald
Hidden 26/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
ebastock 22/Feb/10 2nd
with John Beddard
Mild Matt 11/Feb/10 2nd

Second pitch is great fun!

Hidden 09/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Ellis Bird ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
JHC ?/Feb/10 -
joeydurkin 20/Jan/10 AltLd
with Marcus
John Roe 19/Jan/10 Lead
with Martin Chick
cham749 ?/Jan/10 -
ig248 ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/09 Lead
pebbles 11/Mar/09 2nd

mostly buried in snow, we left a trench. 50 metre rope barely got us to the belay. top snow slope above the final ice so unconsolidated making any upward progress at all was difficult - pulled on all available vegetation!

with guido
Hidden 08/Feb/09 AltLd
KevB 15/Jan/09 -
with Iain M
CMCM 11/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe
CalumC 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Thin, melty and dangerous... a bit scottish!

with Sean Crombie
jsrous 06/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with D Smith
JdotP 03/Jan/09 AltLd rpt
with Andy Latham
GScot38 ?/Jan/09 Lead
lithos 06/Mar/08 Lead

very shallow, thick but melting ice an waterfall at belay. Thin in the top corner. Descend down snowy gully - with rope tangles !

with Steve Boxall
Hidden 09/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
loonyclimber 02/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Did a direct start up some vert ice rather than the slabby start.. and finished this one just as it got dark.. Excellent

Mike Hall 01/Mar/07 AltLd
with GGraham
Rampikino 25/Feb/07 AltLd
with Cat
Hidden 14/Feb/07 AltLd
JdotP 02/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch.

with Stuart Bury
KeithW 02/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Done with hangovers. Excitement when leader below fell & Steve retrieved his axes.

with SteveM
Hidden ??/2007 -
FrankW 24/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Iain H
Smelly Fox 24/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1.

with Matt Croll
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
steven ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Dawson
Ally Gillies ?/Feb/05 AltLd
with Kev Callaghan
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Tarquin ??/2005 Lead
plain kitten ??/2000 Lead
High WI-3+
Mid WI-3+
Low WI-3+
High WI-3
Mid WI-3
Low WI-3
High WI-2+
Mid WI-2+
Low WI-2+
Votes cast 11
Votes cast 10
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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