Rockfax Description
The deep gully on the far left of the crag
1) 3, 45m. A steep icefall-start gives access to the gully proper. An easier start from the right is possible if the ice hasn't formed
2) 1, 65m. Follow the easy central gully
3) 2, 90m. Take the steeper right-hand finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 17/Feb/15 AltLd
Derek Ryden 08/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Awkward rock/ice/turf steps in upper section much harder than 2, presumably due to insufficient snow

breed 20/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Climbed ice to the right of start the traversed into the gully on the snow slope. Mostly loose snow better at the top. Tricky step 3/4 of the way up (IV) and really good icey steps to finish on the r fork. Lean but good.

Nick Biven ??/2014 -
khawk 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with JB, RT
Pete_Frost 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S

45m perfect, plastic ice, 70m reasonable, step-kicking snow, 90m loose, soft wind-slab. Character-building.

Ragingpossum 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

First real taste of UK ice on the first pitch which Rob led, great fun. I led the second on easy mixed ground before moving together up the open gully and taking the right hand split. Lots of soft powder.

with R_W_M
R_W_M 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Late start. went on the right hand ice ramp at the beginning. ice was a bit dubious in a couple of places, gully was soft snow most of the way up but reasonably sound, gear quite sparse, moved together once in main gully

with Will B
simonvand 29/Mar/13 -
mr mills 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Direct start, good at the bottom turning quite serious at 20mtrs, went right up the steep bit ran out of ice screws ! felt pretty full on for the grade/conditions...

with Simon van Damn, Chris
dan-8990 12/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with SJ
thrutch 01/Mar/13 Solo O/S

First pitch only. Ice was really good.

with Craig
peachos 28/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

First big winter route. Good ice on bottom half of 1st pitch, upper section was a bit sketch city so we traversed around to the right. Good fun in the gully, snow a bit soft & a couple of tricky moves near the top.

peachos 28/Feb/13 -
scottidog 28/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Wished we had more screws!

Ben Hollands 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Great varied route in todays conditions. Plenty of ice on the first pitch but poor quality. Two fairly difficult chockstones at three quarters height which would be more straight forward with more snow.

with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 09/Jan/11 AltLd
Ched 09/Jan/11 AltLd
with gali
mark_jc 09/Jan/11 AltLd
Wyn Bach 09/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Ched, Simon Jones
Little B 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon
Simonfarfaraway 03/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mike.moss 26/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/10 2nd rpt
Adam Booth 13/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Very thin!!! Great ice pitch to start, then plenty of technical mixed sections along the route to overcome various short steps.

Hidden 12/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
geoff b 12/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

A quick tick on an unpromising day when we feared everything was about to thaw: it was thin but in! Luckily everything froze again shortly afterwards to create the perfect Black Ladders conditions.

hepitt 06/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Alexandre Buisse 13/Feb/10 AltLd

Direct start, easy snow to the top, felt easy for the grade.

Jim Walton 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead direct up icefall then moved together for rest

with Alexandre Buisse
MikeLell 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Difficult finding start in the cloud, traversed in from the left over easy mixed ground. Great route with a nice crux.

Hidden 01/Feb/10 -
kenneM ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Steve Crosby-Jones, Moony
cjc2001 31/Jan/10 2nd

Direct start, which felt hard for grade III.

Gezzer 30/Jan/10 -

Lovely weather and good conditions.

with Andy Towne
rob k 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with A Garcon
alexrafferty1986 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Zoomer
Zoomer 03/Jan/10 AltLd

Went direct on first pitch (III) the rest was a snow plod with one step near the top. Great day out but route a it of a let down.

Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Neil McA 02/Jan/10 Solo rpt

Wild, wild weather, quite a challenge. Didn't fancy committing to anything else.

with Jon Morgan
Hidden 02/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Will Williams ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
lukewilliams ??/2010 AltLd O/S
Cardi 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Good ice, powdery snow. Difficilt chockstone higher up in gully due to unconsolidated snow.

with Pete D
tom_holdsworth 14/Feb/09 AltLd
with Mike Kennedy
Hidden 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/09 -
Simon Caldwell 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

First pitch wasn't formed so traversed in from the right. Poor quality snow and ice for most of the route, needs a good freeze. Great fun though!

with lithos and Carmen
lithos 24/Jan/09 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
nicholas Barrowclough 19/Mar/06 Solo O/S

Very banked out, easier than the grade suggests.

TGreen 05/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Martin G
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Ander ?/Jan/04 AltLd
with Ollie
aged_ape ?/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Rob T
Hidden ?/Jan/00 Solo
zero six ??/2000 Solo
mark-abz ?/Feb/91 Solo
with Andy W
Hidden 16/Dec/90 Lead
neilh 19/Jan/85 Solo O/S
Ched ??/1985 Solo
with Glyn
nigehughes ?/Jan/84 AltLd
with Ian Cameron
Tim Sparrow ?/Nov/81 AltLd

First time in crampons. Axe leashes were bootlaces. Led the iced slabs .....ssssccccary!

with Ian Owen
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
pneame 15/Feb/72 -
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