80m, 2 pitches. pitch 1: (3) 50m Your choice of routes up the first 40/50 metres of the crag, any grade from tech 2/3 up. Belay on the sloping ledge, or from the ledge at the base of the groove.
pitch 2: (6) 30m Head up the groove past a tricky move to a ledge, then up the slab and excellent crack to the right for a technical finish! Can also finish out left, but its not as good.

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
swindley 3 Feb - Made it up just before the thaw.
Made it up just before the thaw.
Hidden 3 Feb AltLd
Ben lad 2 Feb Lead
jimbonfire 1 Feb AltLd O/S All about the top crack, very windy but on its money..
All about the top crack, very windy but on its money..
Col Kingshott 1 Feb AltLd O/S
JohnHartley 30 Jan Lead O/S Soloed P1, second pitch was great fun!! Lots of digging through powder, but not too turfy.
Soloed P1, second pitch was great fun!! Lots of digging through powder, but not too turfy.
gingerking 28 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Great conditions. Even better on a snow day!
with Alan
Great conditions. Even better on a snow day!
with Alan
OliverRoss 18 Feb, 2018 AltLd P2
with Scott MB
P2
with Scott MB
Hidden 9 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
r_o_b_h2 5 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Second pitch is a gem
Second pitch is a gem
Hidden 5 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
Hoyes 3 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Reasonable conditions. Adrian had done it before so let me lead the crux second pitch. Nice well-protected climbing.
with Exile
Reasonable conditions. Adrian had done it before so let me lead the crux second pitch. Nice well-protected climbing.
with Exile
clams 20 Jan, 2018 Lead P2 only - really good! Comedy of errors. Forgot my harness and then dropped an axe half-way up groove. Lowered to collect then finished. Lots of digging and scraping required for gear
P2 only - really good! Comedy of errors. Forgot my harness and then dropped an axe half-way up groove. Lowered to collect then finished. Lots of digging and scraping required for gear
GavinHamilton78 20 Jan, 2018 2nd Eventful but Great lead Merlin!
with clams
Eventful but Great lead Merlin!
with clams
Charlie Zephyr Booth 27 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S nice nite after work, hardly needed headtorches! snow was a bit shuggery! neve would make it easier!
with mark greenbank, tim millen
nice nite after work, hardly needed headtorches! snow was a bit shuggery! neve would make it easier!
with mark greenbank, tim millen
Hidden 31 Jan, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jan, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Jan, 2015 2nd O/S
Benstar 26 Jan, 2015 2nd
JHolland 24 Jan, 2015 Lead Moving into the second groove a little nervy. Fantastic snatched route before the thaw!
Moving into the second groove a little nervy. Fantastic snatched route before the thaw!
Hidden 24 Jan, 2015 2nd
Tim Rodgers 23 Jan, 2015 AltLd
Puma 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with lithos
with lithos
lithos 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd rpt P1 paul, P2 me. Good nick
with Puma
P1 paul, P2 me. Good nick
with Puma
Pete Graham 21 Jan, 2015 Solo After work in the dark. Back rope on crux.
After work in the dark. Back rope on crux.
fatboyblim 21 Jan, 2015 Lead short & sweet.. lovely climbing on perfect rock with good gear. soft touch at the grade
short & sweet.. lovely climbing on perfect rock with good gear. soft touch at the grade
OllieF 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Amazing, had this on my wishlist for a while! I led P1, Pete led P2. Great torques on the upper crack.
Amazing, had this on my wishlist for a while! I led P1, Pete led P2. Great torques on the upper crack.
petegunn 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with OllieF
with OllieF
jimorothy 19 Jan, 2015 2nd Ian led whole thing. Unlike that disputed photo here, was actually in very good winter conditions. Enjoyed. Found this quite easy though (good gear for lead too), a surprise/relief - probably my sort of thing, mind - I do like to get involved.
with Ian, Scott Barnett
Ian led whole thing. Unlike that disputed photo here, was actually in very good winter conditions. Enjoyed. Found this quite easy though (good gear for lead too), a surprise/relief - probably my sort of thing, mind - I do like to get involved.
with Ian, Scott Barnett
John Kelly 19 Jan, 2015 2nd night
with MB
night
with MB
winst0n ?Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
ffdalton 1 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Superb
with Dean Dalton
Superb
with Dean Dalton
Petarghh 14 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
Bob Ashcroft 14 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Pete hill
with Pete hill
Nat norris 28 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
with joss halford
with joss halford
jules1990 28 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Awesome!
Awesome!
DeanD ?Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
Mr-Cowdrey 9 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S ok condition, lots of snow in cracks with bomber gear, took left hand varient
ok condition, lots of snow in cracks with bomber gear, took left hand varient
Hidden 26 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
Ross Davidson 26 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead top pitch. VI 6 in these conditions. Could only place 2 bits of gear and had to dig to find any axe placements. No foot placements were visible on either side of the groove
Lead top pitch. VI 6 in these conditions. Could only place 2 bits of gear and had to dig to find any axe placements. No foot placements were visible on either side of the groove
Ragingpossum 26 Jan, 2013 2nd O/S First pitch was trivial with lots of digging through powder. The second pitch felt very hard and pumping due to poor feet. An impressive lead.
First pitch was trivial with lots of digging through powder. The second pitch felt very hard and pumping due to poor feet. An impressive lead.
Hidden 20 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Radioactiveman 15 Jan, 2013 2nd dog My third route. Managed ok on the first groove. Struggled on the right hand groove. Short route well protected
with Jerry67
My third route. Managed ok on the first groove. Struggled on the right hand groove. Short route well protected
with Jerry67
mfisher 9 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S awesome!!!
awesome!!!
Hidden 8 Feb, 2012 -
Hidden 8 Feb, 2012 Lead dnf
Hidden 3 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
ClimberJimmyB 3 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Jan, 2012 2nd dnf
tsjx 18 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S
with Neil and Dave
with Neil and Dave
petegunn 15 Dec, 2011 Lead Excellent. Short but sustained with good hooks and torques, well protected. Very enjoyable
Excellent. Short but sustained with good hooks and torques, well protected. Very enjoyable
Hidden 15 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 10 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
joe.91 6 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
with Reidy, Iain Cumpstey
with Reidy, Iain Cumpstey
Hidden 6 Jan, 2011 2nd
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2011 AltLd
The Ivanator 18 Dec, 2010 2nd My first winter IV, fun ...but glad I didn't have to lead.
My first winter IV, fun ...but glad I didn't have to lead.
Big Lee 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Ryan finished with the left traverse halfway up the corner groove by mistake instead of exiting to the right. Still tech 6 by this route but likely inferior to the regular finish. Quality route all the same.
Ryan finished with the left traverse halfway up the corner groove by mistake instead of exiting to the right. Still tech 6 by this route but likely inferior to the regular finish. Quality route all the same.
Hidden 6 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 5 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S First real experience with winter climbing, and it has me hooked! A very memorable route, with excellent solid engaging climbing. Safe as it comes and delightfully technical with loads of footledges/back and footing stances to rest in. No reason not to get on it! Soloed up to it direct. Didn't go the easiest way - in fact my first pitch option was harder than the actual route!!
First real experience with winter climbing, and it has me hooked! A very memorable route, with excellent solid engaging climbing. Safe as it comes and delightfully technical with loads of footledges/back and footing stances to rest in. No reason not to get on it! Soloed up to it direct. Didn't go the easiest way - in fact my first pitch option was harder than the actual route!!
ccraigg22 5 Dec, 2010 2nd O/S
lithos 4 Dec, 2010 AltLd I did the first easy pitch, Barra the tech 6 pitch. Didn't think the turf was poperly frozen, snow useless but it's hooks all the way. Long (1+ hour) queue for 2nd pitch
with Barra
I did the first easy pitch, Barra the tech 6 pitch. Didn't think the turf was poperly frozen, snow useless but it's hooks all the way. Long (1+ hour) queue for 2nd pitch
with Barra
Hidden 4 Dec, 2010 Lead
nia 2 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S did the route after work, 2nd winter lead - beautifully technical and well protected.
did the route after work, 2nd winter lead - beautifully technical and well protected.
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 2nd
tjmillen ?Dec, 2010 Lead
with stewart herbert, simon hall
with stewart herbert, simon hall
Hidden 30 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
manmike 28 Nov, 2010 2nd
with jason
with jason
jason 28 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
with manmike
with manmike
Ste Ridd 18 Feb, 2010 AltLd Took left hand variation as it looked more of a direct and natural line. Challenging with delicate moves.
with manmike
Took left hand variation as it looked more of a direct and natural line. Challenging with delicate moves.
with manmike
manmike 18 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Took left hand variation as it looked more of a challenge & have a few more moves. Delicate hooking and foot placements. Recommended.
Took left hand variation as it looked more of a challenge & have a few more moves. Delicate hooking and foot placements. Recommended.
Hidden 9 Jan, 2010 Lead
RM199 ??, 2010 2nd
munki1971 31 Dec, 2009 Lead dnf Found the right hand final exit crack really difficult - couldn't find any footholds. Was only one move from the top when one of my axes popped, followed by the last piece of gear - finally stopped upside down back at the bottom of the groove, minus one axe. I'll be back...
with Booey
Found the right hand final exit crack really difficult - couldn't find any footholds. Was only one move from the top when one of my axes popped, followed by the last piece of gear - finally stopped upside down back at the bottom of the groove, minus one axe. I'll be back...
with Booey
John Kettle 30 Dec, 2009 AltLd superb top pitch
superb top pitch
Hidden 30 Dec, 2009 AltLd
AMarchant 23 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S First ever proper winter route, Absolutely brilliant
with Drew Kelly
First ever proper winter route, Absolutely brilliant
with Drew Kelly
Tom Phillips 12 Feb, 2009 Lead finished left as I didn't see the fine finishing crack!
finished left as I didn't see the fine finishing crack!
Hidden 12 Feb, 2009 2nd
Andrew1 4 Feb, 2009 Lead
with Matt F
with Matt F
Hidden ?Feb, 2009 AltLd
Chris Beck ?Jan, 2009 2nd
Hidden 6 Dec, 2008 2nd O/S
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