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alexm198 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Pure, unadulterated udging. Very sparse conditions in the chimneys but -just- enough ice to be climbable. Led P2. A mixture of back-and-kneeing, chicken wings and super sketchy hooks allowed upward progress but did result in some serious whole-body pump. Apologies to anyone who heard the vile stream of profanity issuing forth from the top of the route!

Misha 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

After the Direct start. I led P1, featuring a short steep icy chimney followed by easy ground (a bit tricky with unconsolidated snow), belaying before the next bulge and chimney. Alex led through to the top, which proved to be the money pitch of the day. Thrutchfest central! Knees and shoulders were regularly deployed to facilitate upwards udging. The top chimney was the hardest bit, hooking dodgy ice while chicken winging with one shoulder saved the day! Pretty exhausting, glad to reach the top! On/off snow showers through the afternoon but no wind, so nice enough. A short descent saw us back at the top car park 12 hours after starting. Great first route of the season :-)

with Alex
Fatherof2 09/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Quite a battle for the first route of the winter. Traversed in from the curtain. Powder snow and verglas poor neve made it tough. Quite technical sections and a real battle to get past narrows without neve on slab and top chimney just brutal. Brilliant.

with Ian
wi11 01/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 3. Thought the guide had told me to go tunnelling at the top...nearly got stuck! Great route and obvious line

with Louisa Reynolds
robpartridge 23/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Johnny Harris
robertmichaellovell 01/Feb/15 Lead

Bold, cold and icy today

with Fiona
Hidden 24/Jan/15 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Feb/14 Lead
Harry Holmes 07/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Alex McMillan
alexmcmillan 07/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Adam Booth 18/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Two quick pitches.

Andrew Sloan 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

First grade VI. Did chimney in 3 pitches. led 1st pitch and final narrow slot....demanding but great route. Had to take sack off for my pitches.Descended ledge route.

Martin Haworth 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

A real battle, with a tight squeeze at the top.

with Andy
Ken Applegate 10/Dec/11 AltLd

Continuation of direct start, to make 4 excellent pitches of climbing. I led the first chimney, Scott led the second. Quite a bit of unconsolidated snow beneath an icey crust made it hard going at times.

with Scott Kirkhope
Lamb 20/Feb/11 AltLd dnf

Crucial ice block collapsed in the final chimney, a fight ensued to pull out of the last chimney over the right hand side face (last bloody move of the route!), 2 falls later and we decided to ab back off. Bastard.

sgl 10/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden 10/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
French Erick 09/Mar/08 AltLd dnf

Stopped 40m from the top in thawing conditions + spindrifts. Last chimney was dripping all over...rank.

Greg Boswell 08/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
French Erick 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

We walked up with a route in mind and realised that carn dearg was as white as we had ever seen it. So decided to try route 2 direct. Pitch 1 was not in so went for route 1 direct, wanting to traverse back right after. Then, the damned unforecasted thaw clamped on, and damped us! Tried to do the whole of route 1 but had to give up on the ledge and pack it in. The start is 3 piches and was 40+27/8+25 m of climbing (the guide says 70 but we took a more logical line right). It felt like a short route of its own.

Hidden ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1984 2nd
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