240m. The big sprawling gully at the highest section of the most northerly part of cliff usually has two big but not too difficult ice pitches. Higher up it forks; either fork can be good depending on conditions. The left fork often contains an excellent ice pitch. The right fork has a short steep iced corner with fine bridging moves.

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
jonnie3430 10 Feb AltLd O/S Lovely, good ice, took left variation at top.
with Emma, Katie
Lovely, good ice, took left variation at top.
with Emma, Katie
kbow265 10 Feb AltLd
RussLuckhurst 7 Feb AltLd
Christabel Goode 7 Feb AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 7 Feb AltLd O/S Pitch 1,3,5
with James
Pitch 1,3,5
with James
Ian Lemon 7 Feb 2nd O/S Awesome place, big thanks to Jonny Parr for guiding!
with Jamie
Awesome place, big thanks to Jonny Parr for guiding!
with Jamie
Hidden 6 Feb AltLd O/S
1918hasti 6 Feb AltLd O/S
Harry Martin 3 Feb AltLd
Steven Carter 3 Feb AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin, James Smith
with Harry Martin, James Smith
Hidden 1 Feb AltLd
JamesLamont 1 Feb AltLd First time at Lurchers. Chris led 1st pitch, nice and easy, then I took the steep fall on 2nd pitch. We took the right branch and I tried the steep ice fall but couldn't get any gear and backed off. Took a mixed corner up and over the ice fall then easy ground to the top
with Chris Marden
First time at Lurchers. Chris led 1st pitch, nice and easy, then I took the steep fall on 2nd pitch. We took the right branch and I tried the steep ice fall but couldn't get any gear and backed off. Took a mixed corner up and over the ice fall then easy ground to the top
with Chris Marden
ChrisMarden 1 Feb AltLd
with James Lamont
with James Lamont
Mark Fairhurst 30 Jan AltLd O/S
with Pete Hamilton , Scotty McNeish
with Pete Hamilton , Scotty McNeish
Hidden 29 Jan AltLd O/S
HaleAlex 21 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Climbing conditions: Sub optimal Bum sliding conditions: Optimal Had to avoid all the ice and ended up climbing up the sides in the heather and snow. Didn't feel like we actually climbed the route described.
Climbing conditions: Sub optimal Bum sliding conditions: Optimal Had to avoid all the ice and ended up climbing up the sides in the heather and snow. Didn't feel like we actually climbed the route described.
billymcintosh 12 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Tom Fullen 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd
roym 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd Great route, a pity we had to avoid the steepest ice as we only took one screw! Definitely going back, that ice looked amazing!
Great route, a pity we had to avoid the steepest ice as we only took one screw! Definitely going back, that ice looked amazing!
BMaybee 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd
SamDicks 17 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
Andrew Lodge 16 Feb, 2018 Lead dnf Led the first pitch but we then had to bail as the ice wasn't good further up.
with steveshaking, Tony
Led the first pitch but we then had to bail as the ice wasn't good further up.
with steveshaking, Tony
Hidden 16 Feb, 2018 2nd
Simon Yearsley 12 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Wim Stevenson, Malcolm Bass
with Wim Stevenson, Malcolm Bass
BenedictIEP 12 Feb, 2018 AltLd Escaped left at the second ice pitch, following JP's protestation. "Ben, I don't want to climb that." "Ben, i'm not fucking climbing that!" Will return with more fitness throughout. First ice pitch drippy, with sound of flowing water. Lots of powder on the snowy section.
Escaped left at the second ice pitch, following JP's protestation. "Ben, I don't want to climb that." "Ben, i'm not fucking climbing that!" Will return with more fitness throughout. First ice pitch drippy, with sound of flowing water. Lots of powder on the snowy section.
Malcolm Bass 12 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Wim Stephenson , Simon Yearsley
with Wim Stephenson , Simon Yearsley
Hidden 11 Feb, 2018 Lead dnf
Marl 2 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S Good nick with but with plenty of running water lower down. Did both variations, Steep RH one initially then down climbed left hand variation to climb back up full variation.
Good nick with but with plenty of running water lower down. Did both variations, Steep RH one initially then down climbed left hand variation to climb back up full variation.
Hidden 28 Jan, 2018 AltLd dnf
Craigyboy13 26 Jan, 2018 -
Hidden 25 Jan, 2018 Solo O/S
Maria (Spanny) Xusa 20 Jan, 2018 2nd O/S Last pitch steep more like a high IV or V
Last pitch steep more like a high IV or V
stratandrew 20 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S A great route in good nick. Plenty of ice. 4 long pitches on 60m ropes. Weather amazing. Sunshine, no wind, no spindrift just great views all day.
with Jim Symon
A great route in good nick. Plenty of ice. 4 long pitches on 60m ropes. Weather amazing. Sunshine, no wind, no spindrift just great views all day.
with Jim Symon
Elastic Jones 20 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
MrRiley 20 Jan, 2018 Lead rpt good conditions, sociable
with Lisa Draper
good conditions, sociable
with Lisa Draper
Drapes 20 Jan, 2018 2nd
with MrRiley
with MrRiley
Gawyllie 16 Jan, 2018 AltLd
with Dave G
with Dave G
Hidden 16 Jan, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jan, 2018 Solo rpt
Hidden 6 Jan, 2018 AltLd
TGreen 3 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S 4 substantial ice pitches. I took the Left hand branch at the top which was better formed on the day, and gave a nice long pitch to easy ground, not quite enough ice to take whole ice screws.
with joeramsay, Ian p
4 substantial ice pitches. I took the Left hand branch at the top which was better formed on the day, and gave a nice long pitch to easy ground, not quite enough ice to take whole ice screws.
with joeramsay, Ian p
JSCB ??, 2018 -
Captain Solo 12 Feb, 2017 Solo A bit hollow at times but just about all there.
A bit hollow at times but just about all there.
Kevin Woods 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P2 (ice) and P5 (broad ground to top). Great exploratory feel, some moving together, pitched the ice pitches.... stunning weather, roasting in the gully! Race against time.
with Tom Lawfield
Led P2 (ice) and P5 (broad ground to top). Great exploratory feel, some moving together, pitched the ice pitches.... stunning weather, roasting in the gully! Race against time.
with Tom Lawfield
Jo sumner 6 Mar, 2016 2nd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Zoomer 28 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Really warm in the sun causing rotten snow but good screws when needed. Took left hand finish which was pretty bold in the, conditions, IV, 4.
with A Student
Really warm in the sun causing rotten snow but good screws when needed. Took left hand finish which was pretty bold in the, conditions, IV, 4.
with A Student
Hidden 26 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
asmith37 26 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Stu McKinnon
with Stu McKinnon
nicjbuk 25 Feb, 2016 AltLd Bit of everything today, good ice, cruddy ice, soft snow, took right hand variation. Last pitch up left onto the rocks for speed.
with paul freeman
Bit of everything today, good ice, cruddy ice, soft snow, took right hand variation. Last pitch up left onto the rocks for speed.
with paul freeman
Manix 25 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Fair conditions, some patches of crud ice lower down, but all the ice-steps were in good enough nick. Took the right hand fork at the top for a tasty ice fall, The crux pitch was a belter!!!
with Banjo
Fair conditions, some patches of crud ice lower down, but all the ice-steps were in good enough nick. Took the right hand fork at the top for a tasty ice fall, The crux pitch was a belter!!!
with Banjo
Hidden 24 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
HelenB 23 Feb, 2016 2nd
with DavidG
with DavidG
Ian Campbell 22 Feb, 2016 2nd
Dougbart 20 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with James Youren
with James Youren
Davie.G 18 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
John Workman 31 Jan, 2016 AltLd Pleny ice and a bit of water.
with Lex
Pleny ice and a bit of water.
with Lex
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
sheffieldchris ??, 2016 -
jon59 24 Feb, 2015 Lead Not much snow about but plenty of usable ice all the way up, the grade 4 right branch is not touching down but can be turned on the right. The left branch ice pitch is 25m and currently grade 4.
Not much snow about but plenty of usable ice all the way up, the grade 4 right branch is not touching down but can be turned on the right. The left branch ice pitch is 25m and currently grade 4.
Meinertzhagen 24 Feb, 2015 2nd
with Jon Evans
with Jon Evans
edward22 17 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S Starts left of north gully. Climb starts with a small frozen waterfall, then moves up a mix of ice and snow with a run out to a good belay on the right hand side of the gully. Second pitch much of the same move up some ice to more snow and belay on the left with protection on the gully wall. The final pitch is a push to the top with ok protection on the right you follow the ice right and top out on the flat. A good introduction to ice climbing for a novice and experience leader. Key features are run outs between gear and the mix of ice and snow that makes up the climb.
Starts left of north gully. Climb starts with a small frozen waterfall, then moves up a mix of ice and snow with a run out to a good belay on the right hand side of the gully. Second pitch much of the same move up some ice to more snow and belay on the left with protection on the gully wall. The final pitch is a push to the top with ok protection on the right you follow the ice right and top out on the flat. A good introduction to ice climbing for a novice and experience leader. Key features are run outs between gear and the mix of ice and snow that makes up the climb.
ADConway 16 Feb, 2015 AltLd First Grade III lead, very enjoyable with fairly good weather, started a bit late so walked off in the dark. Bit soft in places but good ice found higher up.
with David Bowler
First Grade III lead, very enjoyable with fairly good weather, started a bit late so walked off in the dark. Bit soft in places but good ice found higher up.
with David Bowler
sheelba 16 Feb, 2015 AltLd Top section only
Top section only
Hidden 16 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
JonnyJT 16 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
with Jacob Phillips
with Jacob Phillips
danex ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
gripped01 24 Jan, 2015 Lead Teaching
with Alaistar Nicol, Andy Hughes
Teaching
with Alaistar Nicol, Andy Hughes
Hidden 24 Jan, 2015 2nd dnf
Steven Andrews 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S After some confusion, definitely climbed this gully. Although melty some great climbing with a couple of pitches around IV, and in the sun!
with Ali
After some confusion, definitely climbed this gully. Although melty some great climbing with a couple of pitches around IV, and in the sun!
with Ali
Hidden 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
martinbettridge06 ?Jan, 2015 Lead
david harvey ?Jan, 2015 2nd dog Fairly straight forward fall due to being belayed on an Italian hitch
Fairly straight forward fall due to being belayed on an Italian hitch
Hidden ?Jan, 2015 AltLd dnf
edward22 ??, 2015 -
JHolland 8 Apr, 2014 Lead
clampton 1 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with John
with John
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 Lead
Tarquin 28 Feb, 2014 - RAF MR Winter Course
RAF MR Winter Course
morsg 28 Feb, 2014 AltLd
Alan.rodger 28 Feb, 2014 AltLd
with morsg
with morsg
joeydurkin 22 Feb, 2014 Lead Melting low down with running water below some of the ice. Top pitch is still good.
with Jen
Melting low down with running water below some of the ice. Top pitch is still good.
with Jen
Hidden 22 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
RM199 22 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Moved together
Moved together
OwenF 22 Feb, 2014 AltLd
with Calum
with Calum
robgixer 21 Feb, 2014 Solo Good conditions, solid ice and neve all the way. Just a bit windy. 45mins for the route
Good conditions, solid ice and neve all the way. Just a bit windy. 45mins for the route
Jo sumner 12 Feb, 2014 2nd
Hidden 12 Feb, 2014 -
Hidden 11 Feb, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 11 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Danny Boy Dunbar 11 Feb, 2014 AltLd
with Luke Watts
with Luke Watts
jon59 10 Feb, 2014 Lead Lots of snow making it hard work, the ice was good when you found it and the gear took some finding.
Lots of snow making it hard work, the ice was good when you found it and the gear took some finding.
Hidden 8 Feb, 2014 Lead
Hidden 7 Feb, 2014 -
Hidden 4 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
winst0n ?Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2014 Lead
morsy 25 Jan, 2014 AltLd finished up LH branch; good conditions higher up
with peter berwick
finished up LH branch; good conditions higher up
with peter berwick
andybroadway 25 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Bob1984
with Bob1984
Pete23 25 Jan, 2014 AltLd Finished direct up the left hand branch at around grade 4 at the top.
with Stephen Mors
Finished direct up the left hand branch at around grade 4 at the top.
with Stephen Mors
Peter Metcalfe 18 Jan, 2014 Solo
Hidden 2 Jan, 2014 Lead
aimees 2 Jan, 2014 2nd
with Daniel Pollard, Jon
with Daniel Pollard, Jon
Hidden 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Col Kingshott 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 15 Feb, 2013 Lead
IJHunt 14 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with Fiona
with Fiona
annep 12 Feb, 2013 2nd MIC guinea pig. Abbed off after two pitches.
MIC guinea pig. Abbed off after two pitches.
DundeeDave 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with ephraim
with ephraim
Sutty22 7 Feb, 2013 2nd First time on proper ice. Good fun all the way up, took the right hand branch which was steep although short.
with Rocio, Claire Roff
First time on proper ice. Good fun all the way up, took the right hand branch which was steep although short.
with Rocio, Claire Roff
alpinebutterfly 7 Feb, 2013 2nd
with C Sutcliffe, R Siemens
with C Sutcliffe, R Siemens
Colin Dyer 5 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Jobbo 5 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with mattc
with mattc
david0811 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Good climb and good conditions. Left branch.
with MrRiley
Good climb and good conditions. Left branch.
with MrRiley
MrRiley 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Fat blue ice on the steep bits, powder over ice on the easy bits. Crux pitch fantastic, quite sustained with an ice umbrella at the top - awesome!
Fat blue ice on the steep bits, powder over ice on the easy bits. Crux pitch fantastic, quite sustained with an ice umbrella at the top - awesome!
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 2nd
Iain_L_32 ?Feb, 2013 2nd
Hidden 29 Jan, 2013 Lead
Webster 21 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S im pretty sure i did north gully as im pretty sure i did central the other day, but there seams to be some confusion as to which gully is which
im pretty sure i did north gully as im pretty sure i did central the other day, but there seams to be some confusion as to which gully is which
Spudt 12 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S Just enough ice, good belays but no good screw runners, 3 pitches middle one on snow, nice route, very easy for a grade 3.
Just enough ice, good belays but no good screw runners, 3 pitches middle one on snow, nice route, very easy for a grade 3.
Hidden 8 Feb, 2012 Lead
abbeywall 5 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with K
with K
timday 5 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Three fun ice pitches, not very steep. Busy!
Three fun ice pitches, not very steep. Busy!
steev 5 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Fran, Manjoe
with Fran, Manjoe
Hidden 23 Jan, 2012 Solo
Brucemacrosson 18 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Simon Opit
with Simon Opit
nowler 18 Dec, 2011 AltLd
am_bodach 12 Dec, 2011 AltLd Great conditions and lots of ice!
Great conditions and lots of ice!
niall_mac 12 Dec, 2011 AltLd Excellent icy conditions. Left hand finish.
Excellent icy conditions. Left hand finish.
tiga271 10 Jan, 2011 AltLd took left hand exit, final ice pitch
with mark20
took left hand exit, final ice pitch
with mark20
mark20 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Dad led the LH finish
Dad led the LH finish
Hidden 8 Jan, 2011 2nd
david morse 8 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
with katie
with katie
KevB 4 Jan, 2011 AltLd
with Jon Evans
with Jon Evans
jon59 4 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Good climb in awesome condition, nice ice pitches throughout with consolidated snow gullies in-between. At the top took the right branch then cut back left for the final ice pitch.
Good climb in awesome condition, nice ice pitches throughout with consolidated snow gullies in-between. At the top took the right branch then cut back left for the final ice pitch.
Ander 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd Enjoyed this one. Took the right hand option, the steep & spicy step, then went back left to take in the fun ice fall at the top of the left branch.
with Jimb0
Enjoyed this one. Took the right hand option, the steep & spicy step, then went back left to take in the fun ice fall at the top of the left branch.
with Jimb0
Jimb0 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd
with Ander
with Ander
Hidden ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Crowley6969 26 Dec, 2010 -
joeydurkin 26 Dec, 2010 Lead Did left branch due to avalanche risk on slope above right. Lots of spindrift.
with Russ Holeman
Did left branch due to avalanche risk on slope above right. Lots of spindrift.
with Russ Holeman
Hidden 12 Feb, 2010 AltLd
samtho ?Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
Yourlead 1 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Graham Penny
with Graham Penny
DaveHK 31 Jan, 2009 Solo
French Erick 31 Jan, 2009 Solo O/S windy but beautiful. Made the crag in 1.30hrs. Took right fork with a spicy grade 4 step rather fragile.
with DaveHK
windy but beautiful. Made the crag in 1.30hrs. Took right fork with a spicy grade 4 step rather fragile.
with DaveHK
HIGHTOWER 3 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 3 Jan, 2009 2nd
stokesrees 12 Jan, 2007 AltLd
with Peter Mackenzie
with Peter Mackenzie
Different Steve 11 Mar, 2006 AltLd O/S Led all but P3. Epic descent late and in whiteout conditions!
with Hamster
Led all but P3. Epic descent late and in whiteout conditions!
with Hamster
stokesrees 5 Feb, 2006 AltLd
with Simon Opid
with Simon Opid
Hidden ?Jan, 2000 Lead O/S
Tarquin ??, 2000 -
Tarquin ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1998 -
nickdonohue 26 Feb, 1996 Lead with partner ?
with partner ?
Hidden ?Feb, 1984 AltLd
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