100m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The leftmost ice ramp gives a fine route..
1) 2, 25m. A short icy pitch leads leftwards to the foot of the ramp proper..
2) 3, 40m. Blast up the ramp, turning a steep section where the ice swings right..
2) 1, 25m. An easy snow-gully remains. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Climbingspike ??/2016 -
alaster tonge 07/Feb/15 AltLd
with Will Boxal
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
shavec 07/Apr/13 2nd
Stone Muppet 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Great route! First proper battleaxe arrest on the way down...

with ceri
andy dunn 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 - Start of the 2nd pitch felt pretty stiff for III - The climb had decent enough ice, with a reasonable amount of melt water from higher up covering ther surface. Oh yeah - Thanks to the Dirty B*****d who had left a filled pair of boxers just above the 1st belay!!

with J
Mark Salter 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
stuaart 06/Apr/13 AltLd
Binder 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

I led p1. Brilliant though a bit of belay confusion on p2!

with David B, Toby
gravity 06/Apr/13 2nd
with George, David
Hidden 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
thomasaneurinsmith 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
joe.91 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
climber34neil 03/Apr/13 AltLd

With N Stacey, felt more like III than II today on the steeper second pitch

Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd
georgedunton 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
jon clayton 01/Apr/13 Lead
with Dave Hanham
Hidden 01/Apr/13 2nd
freemanTom 01/Apr/13 Lead

Fortunate timing after Central Route meetingClaire. 1st pitch very thin but straightforward. Made heavy work of 2nd pitch, I hate diner plating. Good route though.

with Claire Williams
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead
AJM 01/Apr/13 AltLd rpt

Nice plastic ice

with Sophie Wynne-Jones
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Palindrome 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lovely gully climb with a tricky short ice wall. Led the first pitch.

steve.warrington 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave Simpson, Nik Goile
Hidden 31/Mar/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Andy_B39 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with James Davidson
thomaspomfrett 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Sam Thomas
ad111 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
ianstevens 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S

No problems ice was solid and the route was well protected with ice bolts placed by Matthew on lead

with matthew reynolds
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Lead rpt
BALD EAGLE 30/Mar/13 2nd
with Nathan Sharp, Sarah Flint
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
ADuck 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Skinny Kin 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Quite gentle for a III. One or two awkard moves. Otherwise, quite pleasant and gear was good.

with Pete Frost
Pete_Frost 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
cragtyke 29/Mar/13 AltLd

led P2

with Rog
Will Williams 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S
jandyd05 27/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Ice quite fragile and brittle in places - shed loads being knocked off The Screen by two parties, inc a block half the size of my car. Also a bit thin on the crux. I thought the crux climbed stiff for the grade in these conditions.

with Ian Warren
Hidden 26/Mar/13 AltLd
robgixer ?/Mar/13 AltLd
Matt Cooke 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

very lean ice

michaelmurray 26/Jan/13 -

Ice quite hacked up and pretty wet but probably the best route we were going to get after the thaw!

with Ray Birch, James
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Lead O/S
wynniemandela 26/Jan/13 2nd
with Rich Jones, Luke Farrar
Hidden 26/Jan/13 2nd rpt
Mr-Cowdrey 26/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Brannock 25/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Wet, wet, wet! The thaw has arrived.

Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
JamesWilliams 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Good first winter lead steady going the the ice step with a couple of moves to get over it, bomber ice on the steepness Lead Pitches 1 and 2

with Steve Davo
SAF 24/Jan/13 2nd
with Ben Moody
Pinguville 23/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with George
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
angleseykayaker 23/Jan/13 AltLd

Cold! Route mostly in good nick, other climbers breaking huge chunks of ice off made it a bit dangerous

with Simon Jones, Owain Williams
wolf.leeb 23/Jan/13 Solo O/S

well formed and a steady solo.. tried to pass a party by going up the steepness but backed off it when it started dinner plating.

Hidden 23/Jan/13 AltLd
Danjones 22/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Good route, reasonable ice. Led second pitch, steep for first couple of metres then ok. Mixed protection.

with Gerallt
Hidden 22/Jan/13 2nd
Gerallt Owain 22/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Stuart_Burbidge 22/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
TCarrick 22/Jan/13 -
j.townley 22/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Webster 22/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

rope soloed 1st and 3rd pitches, partner lead main pitch. definately grade 3 in this condition

TomMorgan 21/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/13 -
benrigby 21/Jan/13 Solo O/S
anthonydouglas 20/Jan/13 2nd

First winter route - very enjoyable introduction

with Karl Midlane, Craig Letham
Hidden ?/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/13 2nd
CurlyStevo ?/Jan/13 Lead
with Rob
hamishjfk ?/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Connelly
Hidden ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden 04/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
DannyK 02/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Perfect weather, ice was a little friable but thick enough where needed.

Hidden 04/Jan/12 2nd O/S
mark12345 ??/2012 Lead
with andy harbech, rich brown
Pay Attention ?/Feb/11 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Lenny 27/Dec/10 AltLd rpt
with John
Glyn 25/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Clive Hudson (father)
Ashley Hold 25/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 24/Dec/10 Solo O/S
emlynroberts 23/Dec/10 AltLd

Nigel led the main pitch, I led pitch 1 and 3.

with Nigel Milner
Antony Mottershead 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
mickJ 22/Dec/10 Lead

pitch 1 solo, led pitch 2

with Stuart Wildman
Blurgy319 22/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with Matthew Cooke
AlistairB 22/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Lead P1 & P3

with Adrian Jeakins
Hidden 22/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Stuart Wildman 22/Dec/10 AltLd

Done in 2 pitches, the upper a virtual solo (as no gear placed/needed)

ajeakins 22/Dec/10 Lead β
climbtherock 22/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

loved it so much yesterday had to do it again, bit warmer today ice not in as good a nic as yesterday

with Damon Winterbottom
Hidden 21/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
climbtherock 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Great winter day with my best mate, got there early we were first in the valley. bit cold at -10 but what a sunrise and great days climbing

with andy whitmore
Hidden 20/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 19/Dec/10 2nd
jparry75 19/Dec/10 AltLd
with m.evans
ollyroberts 09/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Ben
Hidden 09/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Od 08/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

fun route. p1&3 are a solo. great pillar to sling as part of a belay start of p2

with Ollie Dowen
Hidden 07/Dec/10 Lead
AB1965 06/Dec/10 AltLd

excellent ice al the way, lots of it too

with Rich Ball
andysroom 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S


Bobby Pearson 05/Dec/10 Lead

Good solid ice v enjoyable climb. Overcast but no precipitation. Good ice/neve.

with Tim Pearson
Andrew Sloan 05/Dec/10 2nd
with Steve Grove
Hidden 05/Dec/10 Lead
stuart34 05/Dec/10 2nd
bob johnson 05/Dec/10 AltLd
with Bram
Clay C 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Soloed P1 and P3. I led P2 which was starting to melt and was a little bit slushy

with James C
tim_mcd 04/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with cmsg
timjones 04/Dec/10 Lead
with Phil Lewis
Hidden 04/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Ian Andrews 04/Dec/10 2nd rpt

Soloed 1st pitch, Wayne led 2nd.

with Wayne Gordon, Pete Williams
R_W_M 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Todd
TDembrey 04/Dec/10 2nd O/S

Solo P1&2

with Rob
cmsg 04/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Solo O/S
ste parry 04/Dec/10 Lead
ruaidh 04/Dec/10 Solo


with mike, carl
Hidden 03/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/10 AltLd
hedgehog77 01/Dec/10 2nd O/S

nice climb, a bit scrape at start, nice second pitch.

Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd
kenneM ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Carl Davies
tunaficiency ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S

with kate six pack surry( slushy conditions )

Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/10 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/10 2nd O/S
sasmojo 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Phil B, Tommy H
Hidden 24/Feb/10 Solo
Liam FLeming 23/Feb/10 -
with karen dalzell
Tommy Harris ?/Feb/10 -
with phillip belcher
john heaton ?/Feb/10 Lead

Should we have been surprised at the ques mid week so bit frustrating hanging around, but worth the wait great route on good plastic ice.

with Ben the Bear MacAllister
Owain Llewelyn ?/Feb/10 AltLd
with Dad
Hidden 14/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Solo
alwyn101 14/Jan/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Lead
alwyn101 13/Jan/10 2nd O/S
frost 13/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
farmus21 11/Jan/10 Solo
smallerrich 11/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Never bothered roping up in the end, ice was a bit slushy in places.

with James
Lenny 10/Jan/10 Lead
with Paul
lukewilliams 10/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Lead
jimorothy 10/Jan/10 Lead

Fat ice and fully formed grotto...

with Rachel Crolla
climbing_wiggy 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Leon
cmtoombs 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch to peg belay

Hidden 10/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd
Ian Andrews 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Norm led 1st pitch, I led 2nd. A guy came off the 2nd pitch while solo-ing, shot past us & luckily caught in another team's ropes before he hit the bottom..!

with Norman Clacher
Steven Andrews 09/Jan/10 2nd
with Lucas
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Noodles 07/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 2, really good fun.

Jillybean 07/Jan/10 AltLd
with Martyn
Dom Whillans 06/Jan/10 -
with a.crook
A Crook 06/Jan/10 2nd O/S

simple and straight forward although the ice was a little mushy

Hidden 05/Jan/10 Solo rpt
willson 05/Jan/10 AltLd
with Wills
Hidden 05/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Merlin 05/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Good warm-up for other routes in Cwm Idwal. Gets very busy.

with Grayham Stephenson
theotherpetehill 05/Jan/10 Lead

In good nick. Queues!

Rhys Jones 04/Jan/10 Solo
Bram 04/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
3kidsandanorton 03/Jan/10 2nd

Good climb in excellent conditions

with Diccon Proctor, Pete Templar
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 03/Jan/10 2nd rpt
Rampikino 03/Jan/10 Lead
alexrafferty1986 02/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

nice warm-up

with Zoomer
m0untainman 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S

My first lead winter climb, went well and loved the second pitch!

eduardo 02/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Phil L
Hidden 02/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 02/Jan/10 AltLd

Very simple, the grade must come from lean conditions.

Lenny 02/Jan/10 2nd
with James W
Hewin 02/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Crux is first couple of moves on P2, other than that fairly easy. Good first water ice route.

Misha 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Easy, plastic ice and only one slightly steep bit. 4th and final solo of the day - finally got to do it without having to queue!

malc 01/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Paul S
groovy_nut 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Matt K
Mattilda 01/Jan/10 2nd
with Lauren
Homes 01/Jan/10 -
with Sam A
Hidden 01/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
TheAndyBarker ?/Jan/10 AltLd
with Jonny Herbert
jimbonfire ?/Jan/10 Solo
Tom M Williams ?/Jan/10 AltLd
tim20 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
uncontrollable 31/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1&2, Alan lead pitch 3

with Emma, Alan B
mark20 31/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 31/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Led 3rd Pitch.

tiga271 31/Dec/09 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch

with mark20
Hidden 31/Dec/09 AltLd
sam820 27/Dec/09 AltLd

Soloed pitch 1, Boris lead 2 and I lead 3. Awful conditions, climbed rock on the right at peg due to poor ice.

BorisVBlade 27/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1, Sam 2. Very thin ice at the bottom!

bob johnson 26/Dec/09 2nd

Just about in condition - it was a warm day

with Al Borrett, Rich Ball
rob k 24/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with P Rolph
Hidden 24/Dec/09 Solo dnf
stemill 23/Dec/09 AltLd

Lead first pitch

with Mark
sleavesley 23/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch straight through, Nick Led first pitch, big queue waiting for it. Brittle and thin start to second pitch

with Nick Scott
Hidden 23/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/09 AltLd
timjones 23/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy McQue
Griff87 23/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

ice started to melt at bottom of crux pitch but still a great climb

with Dan Abbat
Martyn 23/Dec/09 AltLd

Starting to melt, so lots of rubbish getting kicked off.

with Simon
Diggler 23/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Lean very lean in places

with stemill
Hidden 22/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Dec/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Dec/09 2nd
MD 20/Dec/09 -

solo first pitch and top pitch

with Phil, Ed
philhilo 02/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Great start to season

nvalentine760 ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
ox 11/Feb/09 Lead

good thick ice with snow at the top

with stan
Karlos 09/Feb/09 AltLd

Led easy first pitch to peg next to large, hollow and rapidly melting icickle. Seconded steeper pitch 2 and snow gully of pitch 3. Fun route but short lived and maybe over-rated?

with Tom
Dave Rumney 08/Feb/09 AltLd
with Phil Moore
rwm7131 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Alfred Hughes
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
beesleys ?/Feb/09 2nd
with Dan
chadrads 10/Jan/09 Lead
tractorbachcoch 10/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Peter, Teresa
vincentvega 10/Jan/09 AltLd
with danny robb
Lady T 10/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Peter, Iwan
devilman 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
barni 08/Jan/09 Lead O/S

2nd pitch

with Northern
jcurley 06/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/09 2nd
stevebarratt 05/Jan/09 Solo
with Rob Bryniarski
FrankW 04/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with None
Jillybean ?/Jan/09 AltLd
with Matt
mike.moss ??/2009 AltLd O/S
chrisallan ??/2009 -
Luke Brooks ??/2007 -
Mark A Humphries 03/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Gary 1st pitch and Me 2nd pitch

with gary wood
Rich A-Wilkes 01/Mar/06 Solo O/S
donkster ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with mudders
Hidden 28/Aug/05 AltLd
sacdenouilles 14/Mar/05 Lead
The Bad Cough 05/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Barry Cubbins
Happy Wanderer 05/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Ken T
Chris Ellis 05/Mar/05 AltLd
with Nige Shaw
broc 05/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Luke
SteveM 27/Feb/05 AltLd
with Tobs
geoff b 25/Feb/05 Solo

Tricky crux up the steep slab past the ice pillar which required a deep intake of breath.

Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2005 AltLd
Derek Ryden ??/2005 AltLd rpt
with Jude Spanken, Caff
Tim W 29/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Ally Smith ?/Feb/04 Lead
Hidden 06/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
michael burrows 29/Dec/96 AltLd O/S
with mark ryan
phardman 29/Dec/96 Solo
Hidden 31/Jan/96 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/95 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/95 Lead
NickJH ?/Feb/91 AltLd O/S
with I Smith
Nigel Coe 17/Feb/86 -
with Frank Farrell
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/85 AltLd
jon 17/Jan/85 -
with Jamie
Hidden 30/Dec/81 Lead
Hidden 18/Feb/78 Lead dnf
Derek Ryden ??/1978 Solo O/S
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