Rockfax Description
Shaped like a stairway. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
Manc88 05/Mar Lead O/S

Bitterly-cold day, hard ice but warmed to the task as I found the good hooks and feet and once feeling returned to my hands!

Hidden ?/Mar Lead
carr0t 26/Feb -
mark-abz 26/Feb Lead
Stuart Hurworth 25/Feb Lead rpt

Ice hard today. Hooks great though, secure. Fun, although hung around in chimney for a long time placing screw and chipping ice to seat it properly! Still ended up doing mantel with knee. Also quickdraw unclipped itself from ice screw.

with Alex Green
ElliottB 25/Feb Lead dnf

Really struggled with axe placement, decided it was best to retreat

with Alex
ElliottB 20/Feb 2nd O/S
with stratandrew
Stuart Hurworth 20/Feb 2nd

Right hand line, good, top mantel awkward!!

Hidden 20/Feb TR
Stuart Hurworth 20/Feb 2nd rpt

Left hand line, excellent, good ice chimney, tricky mantel.

with Jared Kitchen
Hidden 20/Feb TR rpt
stratandrew 20/Feb Lead rpt
with KMC Group
Hidden 20/Feb Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Feb TR O/S
Keith Lambley 17/Feb Lead
with Kate R
Gerben Neven 16/Feb Lead O/S

Really enjoyable climb. Went around the big bulge on the right and topped out over the left side. Toproped after that on a harder line up

with Simon
Hidden 14/Feb 2nd O/S
catty_9 12/Feb TR

Climbed this both to the left and to the right

with Tom Svejstrup, Camilla Mapstone, Ollie Stevens, Matt Chandy, Natasha Oughton, Jamie Roberts
Camilla Mapstone 12/Feb TR
with catty_9
zcsharp 12/Feb Lead rpt
alan1234 10/Feb Lead
Dougbart 09/Feb Lead
drgrange 07/Feb Lead O/S

Lots of variety

with Nik
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Feb 2nd
guhj 19/Jan Lead rpt
manbat 11/Mar/16 2nd O/S
North Bound And Down 28/Feb/16 -
George Killaspy 25/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Milo
alexm198 24/Feb/16 TR rpt

In crocs. That's how stepped out it was...

ecromwell 24/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Nice climb, very stepped out. Really nice of my mates to climb it in crocs after, really felt like i'd achieved something that day.

Hidden 23/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/16 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/16 Lead O/S
P3T3I2 22/Feb/16 TR
gjd 22/Feb/16 Lead β

Brian placed the screws

with Brian H
alexm198 20/Feb/16 2nd rpt
gazj1986 20/Feb/16 TR

Climbed on the left up steep fresh ice

Matt Harle 20/Feb/16 Lead β
metrorat 19/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/16 Lead rpt
StuartCJones 11/Feb/16 2nd
zcsharp 07/Feb/16 Lead rpt

Did the easy version to the right

with Danish
TDSvejstrup 07/Feb/16 Lead
davkeo 05/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Nice.

paulmck 04/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/16 Lead
Deezel65 26/Jan/16 2nd O/S

Really tough - much more like a 5 in current conditions, great lead from Chris and great route to finish the week with

Bryan M 19/Jan/16 2nd
lanky and weak 07/Jan/16 Lead β
Hidden 20/Mar/15 Lead
bonoid 05/Mar/15 TR
Hidden 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S
ClimbingGlen 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Nice route although hard ice.

ClimbingGlen 04/Mar/15 Lead dog

Done a variation that felt like a wi6. Fell at the top of the pillar- 12 ft. Small screw held perfectly. One axe stuck in at the top of the pillar. Had to ab. off to borrow a second axe and finish the route. Ice was solid took three to five swings to get a good pick placement!

Matt1234 02/Mar/15 Lead O/S
MaccMark 28/Feb/15 Lead
SPD224 27/Feb/15 Lead
with Jo Sunderland
Hidden 26/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/15 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Feb/15 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/15 TR O/S
Stuart Hurworth 24/Feb/15 TR O/S

Actually not too hard, with good bridging rests. Looked a lot steeper than in the guidebook, certainly wasn't a stairway!

with Manchester Climbing Club
stratandrew 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Good climbing today but a little hooked out and well stepped.

MaccMark 21/Feb/15 2nd
Menna Pritchard 21/Feb/15 TR
augustus trout 21/Feb/15 Lead
Hidden 21/Feb/15 2nd rpt
OllieF 19/Feb/15 Lead O/S

On Charlie's gear (bar one screw on crux because he ran it out and nearly dropped)

with Charles, Andy Hitchings, Jago Miller
Hidden 18/Feb/15 2nd O/S
KCheung 16/Feb/15 2nd dog
with Alek Zholobenko
Hidden 15/Feb/15 Lead rpt
Climbslikeaduck 14/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Alek Zholobenko
Climbslikeaduck 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Right hand side of column. WI2+

with Alek Zholobenko
Mountain Llama 10/Feb/15 Lead

Last day, v tired

with Paul S
annak 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
neilwiltshire 05/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Adam Dickins, Simon Kemper, Nick Dedekind
Hidden 01/Feb/15 2nd β
JWTM ?/Feb/15 Lead
charles.austin ?/Feb/15 Lead
chrisicles ?/Feb/15 Lead

Right hand side of column. WI2

Richard Kendrick ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Stanley
Mr Spoons 30/Jan/15 Lead
with Chris Parker
Big Lee 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/15 Lead O/S
BLodge 06/Jan/15 TR
Hidden 06/Jan/15 TR
lcullum7 06/Jan/15 TR O/S
IJHunt 05/Jan/15 TR O/S

2 variants

with Fiona
Hidden 05/Jan/15 2nd O/S
alexm198 05/Jan/15 Lead O/S
phildawson 02/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Ciaran Mullan 02/Jan/15 TR RP
Avinash Aujayeb ?/Jan/15 2nd RP
plain kitten ??/2015 Lead
Mathias Willerup ??/2015 -
Hidden 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Blackthorn 05/Mar/14 2nd

Two routes up done

with Ollie
KevB 04/Mar/14 Lead
with Carl Sunley
andy dunn 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Hooked out, but decent ice

with J
Hidden 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Marti999 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Happy Wanderer 21/Feb/14 2nd rpt

Steep section longer than last year as pedestal much lower but fairly stepped out.

with Emma Fulton, Piers Fulton
Hidden 21/Feb/14 Lead
jasoncash 20/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Ashley Sayers
Ash Sayers 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Rebs 19/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Declan
Hidden 18/Feb/14 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 17/Feb/14 Lead
with Nicola Jackson
benny_m 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Sam
guy757 16/Feb/14 -
James Thacker 15/Feb/14 Lead
with Kris Hill
MrRiley 14/Feb/14 Lead rpt

Easier than last year but still awesome!

Little AndyH 14/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Debbie Lee 14/Feb/14 2nd
Pete_Frost 14/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Tdavy01 13/Feb/14 Lead
Rickrick 13/Feb/14 -
Pay Attention 10/Feb/14 -
with Ian smith
hamishjfk 07/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Good condition

with Michael witt, Andy Wilson
Sash.C 04/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Si Brice
pebbles 25/Jan/14 Lead

nice fat ice

with smiler
davidbird63 24/Jan/14 Lead β

First WI4. Good condition. Climbed thinking it was a WI2 in difficult condition!

with David Qualtrough
John Roe 23/Jan/14 2nd

Ben led

with Ben Thynne, Rob "Woody" Wood
Shaw Brown 22/Jan/14 Lead
with steve gould
Whitmoreaa 20/Jan/14 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S
RobEdwards 19/Jan/14 TR
Hidden 19/Jan/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 18/Jan/14 Lead
chris smith 17/Jan/14 2nd O/S
danJBA 17/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Brockwell
damob123 11/Jan/14 TR O/S
Jo sumner 09/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
jezb1 04/Jan/14 Lead

2 versions

Jo sumner 04/Jan/14 2nd
KatOstrich 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
TDSvejstrup 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
zcsharp 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Danish
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead
alan1234 15/Dec/13 Lead
Scott Rankin 07/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead
SPD224 02/Mar/13 2nd
with Andy Bunnage, Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis
tjmillen 02/Mar/13 2nd
with Charlie
neilwiltshire 19/Feb/13 2nd dog
with Richard, Ted Rudd
Double Knee Bar 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Scott Dunkley 15/Feb/13 -
Murilo Lessa 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Murilo Lessa 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Rickrick 14/Feb/13 -
Pay Attention 14/Feb/13 -
MrRiley 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Stepped out and very steep

with Richard Hines, Lisa Draper, Rob Reglinski, Debbie Lee
Drapes 14/Feb/13 TR rpt
Happy Wanderer 14/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Full on 10m vertical mid-section this year.

with Paul H
Debbie Lee 14/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Feb/13 2nd O/S
MariaT 11/Feb/13 TR O/S
with Isabel
gw3285 09/Feb/13 Lead
sarpedon 08/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Floris led.

Sophie Nunn 08/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Sarp, Floris
stratandrew 08/Feb/13 TR
speedymccreedy 06/Feb/13 2nd β

After a long period belaying I just couldn't get warm. Cracking climbing, just would have been nice to be a bit warmer to enjoy it a little more (5/6)

with Andrew Maddison
barryjacks 06/Feb/13 TR
with Andrew Maddison
DeanD 05/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Burza ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Evi
Hidden 27/Jan/13 Lead O/S
6aPunter ??/2013 -
NearlyDutchDan ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Rianne
Theeni 12/Mar/12 2nd
with Mike Kennedy, John McEvoy
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
DannyK 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with chrislgk, Katie
guy757 06/Mar/12 -
davidbird63 ?/Mar/12 2nd
ten4dave ?/Mar/12 Lead
RossKirtley 26/Feb/12 -
SaraAT 23/Feb/12 2nd O/S
tomwheeler 23/Feb/12 Lead O/S
kenneM 20/Feb/12 Lead
with John McEvoy, Henry Crosby
Dips 16/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/12 2nd
yashvi 10/Feb/12 -
with Edwin Mitchell
Andy Clarke 09/Feb/12 Lead O/S

An interesting and enjoyable route, with a delicate traverse leading to an awkward ice chimney.

with Ralph
wence 08/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Rob
bengt 07/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Chuck
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/12 -
williamsd79 08/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/12 2nd O/S
w-watson 17/Dec/11 Lead
elProxy 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jean Raynard
Tim Bateman 26/Feb/11 Lead
with George Bird
Col Kingshott 18/Feb/11 2nd
bengt 15/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
tomdude 15/Feb/11 Lead
with bengt tegner
yashvi 14/Feb/11 AltLd
with Adam Booth, Edwin Mitchell
jjclarke70 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Simon V
edmitchell 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S
simonward 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 -
joeydurkin 17/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Mark P
mark88 17/Jan/11 Lead
with Joey Durkin
isi_o 16/Jan/11 TR

MCofS Trip

with Ash Tooth, George Mc
supos 01/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Trickier than it looks.

with Jakob Fisker
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Lenny 26/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Jim Rjuk
BorisVBlade 23/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/10 2nd
X-tremist 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 11/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Did a much easier variation around the ice pillar...good fun.

with Paul Headland
Mild Matt 10/Feb/10 2nd

Took line up ramps to right and delicate traverse past ice pillar heading left at about WI3 in bloody freezing conditions.

Hidden 08/Feb/10 2nd O/S
timjones 01/Feb/10 Lead dnf

Backed off due to extreme cold and what I now realise is frostbite. Great route, I'll be back!

with Phil Lewis
pldarch ?/Feb/10 2nd
with Tristan
John Roe 27/Jan/10 Lead
with Joey Durkin
joeydurkin 27/Jan/10 Lead
with John R
John Roe 22/Jan/10 Lead
with Ian Jones, Scott Maclennan, Stu Joyce
joeydurkin 18/Jan/10 TR
John Roe 18/Jan/10 TR
with Martin Chick
Matt Bennett 17/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Karl Wooffindin
Drapes ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Richard Bentley
GScot38 ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
patsaunders ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/09 Lead
pebbles 08/Mar/09 2nd
with rob
lithos 08/Mar/09 Lead

fun at end of the day

KeithW 08/Mar/09 Lead β

Fatter than last time (the ice, not me.)

with Guido
Hidden 23/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Tim Bateman 22/Feb/09 Lead
with George Bird
sambosanquet101 20/Feb/09 Lead
Monk 18/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Alan
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/09 Lead
John Roe 17/Jan/09 Lead

Bruce lowered me off then led up on the insitu gear

with Bruce Radbourne
graniterocks 10/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden 09/Jan/09 Lead rpt
JdotP 02/Jan/09 2nd O/S

At the time we thought were climbing Bullen, haha...

with Andy Latham
AndyL 02/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with John Proctor
twodada ?/Jan/09 2nd
with Bill Thurston
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
lithos 07/Mar/08 Lead rpt

fun except for Steve seconding with muppets crossing underneath him !

with Steve Boxall
MoWalker3 03/Mar/08 -
Simon Caldwell 03/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead rpt
michael83 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
loonyclimber ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S

First verticle section felt almost overhanging but nice rest in the middle and a short vert section before a steady top out.

with Gary (G Unit) Johnson
Tim Bateman 26/Feb/08 Lead
with George Bird
Karl Wooffindin 22/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Martin clist
Rampikino 22/Feb/08 Lead
with Cat
The Oracle 16/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with John Sealey
The Oracle 16/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with John Sealey
jon22 16/Feb/08 Lead
The Bad Cough 16/Feb/08 2nd O/S
harry1969 11/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Reckon it was a tad on the hard side of WI4 in '08

with Simon, Iain
harry1969 11/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Simon
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 31/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/08 2nd
alpinestar_no1 15/Jan/08 Lead β
centurion05 ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
andysroom ?/Jan/08 2nd O/S
DanielJ 15/Dec/07 -
with jon
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
lithos 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with TonyM
Hidden 09/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Neilm18 07/Mar/07 2nd O/S
feilx 27/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Seb
Neil Adams 09/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Andy N
Alasdair Fulton 09/Feb/07 2nd
andyinglis 09/Feb/07 -
Epic Ebdon 09/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Andy Inglis
KeithW 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Did lots of variations on the routes here in the 3 days we were there.

with SteveM
Jamie Degel ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Tim Plasberg DaV Hamburg
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Floris, Steve Binder, Sion
Hidden ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Adam Booth ??/2007 2nd O/S
Ed Booth ??/2007 Lead
George Ormerod 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Clare W
Ramon Marin 20/Mar/06 Solo O/S
with Ben Gilbert
The Oracle 23/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with SG, JB, SA
jimdanson 23/Feb/06 Lead
with Dan Robinson
Smelly Fox 22/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Matt Croll
FrankW 19/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Iain H
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
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Style of ascent
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