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

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
steveb2006 17 Feb, 2015 AltLd Lean conditions and turf not frozen till half way up crag - had hoped to do Passchendaele - but this gave a good route in the lean conditions with a couple of icy/turfy steps.
Lean conditions and turf not frozen till half way up crag - had hoped to do Passchendaele - but this gave a good route in the lean conditions with a couple of icy/turfy steps.
Derek Ryden 8 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S Awkward rock/ice/turf steps in upper section much harder than 2, presumably due to insufficient snow
Awkward rock/ice/turf steps in upper section much harder than 2, presumably due to insufficient snow
breed 20 Jan, 2015 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.
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 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
with JB, RT
with JB, RT
Pete_Frost 31 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S 45m perfect, plastic ice, 70m reasonable, step-kicking snow, 90m loose, soft wind-slab. Character-building.
45m perfect, plastic ice, 70m reasonable, step-kicking snow, 90m loose, soft wind-slab. Character-building.
Ragingpossum 31 Mar, 2013 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
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, 2013 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
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
simonvand 29 Mar, 2013 -
mr mills 29 Mar, 2013 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
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, 2013 AltLd O/S
with SJ
with SJ
thrutch 1 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S First pitch only. Ice was really good.
with Craig
First pitch only. Ice was really good.
with Craig
peachos 28 Feb, 2013 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.
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, 2013 -
scottidog 28 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Wished we had more screws!
with peachos
Wished we had more screws!
with peachos
Ben Hollands 24 Feb, 2013 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
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 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd
Ched 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd
with gali
with gali
mark_jc 9 Jan, 2011 AltLd
Wyn Bach 9 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S
with Ched, Simon Jones
with Ched, Simon Jones
Little B 3 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 3 Jan, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
mike.moss 26 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Dec, 2010 2nd rpt
Adam Booth 13 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S Very thin!!! Great ice pitch to start, then plenty of technical mixed sections along the route to overcome various short steps.
Very thin!!! Great ice pitch to start, then plenty of technical mixed sections along the route to overcome various short steps.
MikePycroft 12 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Good, but a bit stripped
with geoff b
Good, but a bit stripped
with geoff b
geoff b 12 Dec, 2010 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.
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 6 Dec, 2010 Solo
Hidden 4 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Alexandre Buisse 13 Feb, 2010 AltLd Direct start, easy snow to the top, felt easy for the grade.
Direct start, easy snow to the top, felt easy for the grade.
Jim Walton 13 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead direct up icefall then moved together for rest
with Alexandre Buisse
Lead direct up icefall then moved together for rest
with Alexandre Buisse
MikeLell 1 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S Difficult finding start in the cloud, traversed in from the left over easy mixed ground. Great route with a nice crux.
Difficult finding start in the cloud, traversed in from the left over easy mixed ground. Great route with a nice crux.
Hidden 1 Feb, 2010 -
kenneM ?Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Steve Crosby-Jones, Moony
with Steve Crosby-Jones, Moony
cjc2001 31 Jan, 2010 2nd Direct start, which felt hard for grade III.
Direct start, which felt hard for grade III.
Gezzer 30 Jan, 2010 - Lovely weather and good conditions.
with Andy Towne
Lovely weather and good conditions.
with Andy Towne
rob k 3 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
with A Garcon
with A Garcon
alexrafferty1986 3 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
Zoomer 3 Jan, 2010 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.
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 2 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
Neil McA 2 Jan, 2010 Solo rpt Wild, wild weather, quite a challenge. Didn't fancy committing to anything else.
Wild, wild weather, quite a challenge. Didn't fancy committing to anything else.
morganator 2 Jan, 2010 Solo
Hidden 2 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Jan, 2010 -
Will Williams ?Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
lukewilliams ??, 2010 AltLd O/S
Cardi 28 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S Good ice, powdery snow. Difficilt chockstone higher up in gully due to unconsolidated snow.
with Pete D
Good ice, powdery snow. Difficilt chockstone higher up in gully due to unconsolidated snow.
with Pete D
tom_holdsworth 14 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Mike Kennedy
with Mike Kennedy
Hidden 7 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ?Feb, 2009 -
Simon Caldwell 24 Jan, 2009 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
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, 2009 -
Sean Kelly ??, 2008 -
nicholas Barrowclough 19 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S Very banked out, easier than the grade suggests.
Very banked out, easier than the grade suggests.
TGreen 5 Mar, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Martin G
with Martin G
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Ander ?Jan, 2004 AltLd
with Ollie
with Ollie
aged_ape ?Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Rob T
with Rob T
Hidden ?Jan, 2000 Solo
zero six ??, 2000 Solo
mark-abz ?Feb, 1991 Solo
with Andy W
with Andy W
Hidden 16 Dec, 1990 Lead
Neil McA 5 Mar, 1988 Solo O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
neilh 19 Jan, 1985 Solo O/S
Ched ??, 1985 Solo
with Glyn
with Glyn
nigehughes ?Jan, 1984 AltLd
with Ian Cameron
with Ian Cameron
Tim Sparrow ?Nov, 1981 AltLd First time in crampons. Axe leashes were bootlaces. Led the iced slabs .....ssssccccary!
with Ian Owen
First time in crampons. Axe leashes were bootlaces. Led the iced slabs .....ssssccccary!
with Ian Owen
Hidden ??, 1980 Solo
pneame 15 Feb, 1972 -
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