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Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 13/Feb Solo
joem 14/Jan Solo
with Matt e
partz 14/Jan Solo O/S
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
Fellrunnerdavid ??/2017 -
ManuelS 27/Nov/16 Solo

Slippery due to wet snow

HelenB 27/Nov/16 Solo

Very slippery in melting ice - care needed!

with Alpine Club
Hidden 27/Nov/16 -
Hidden 25/Nov/16 Solo
gingerbex 25/Nov/16 Solo
Hidden 24/Nov/16 Solo
Stamford Raffles 24/Nov/16 Solo

Didn't like that flat section in the middle.

with Sam Oliver
Hidden 24/Nov/16 Solo
JoeCoxson 24/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Another fantastic day.

hamishjfk 23/Nov/16 Solo

Deep snow on the approach, enough snow on the ridge to make it nice to cross and exit

with Marc Yeoman
BarneyLoosemore 20/Nov/16 Solo
Caitlin 20/Nov/16 -
BoobyBaby 20/Nov/16 Solo
with Adam Gough
Johnsulli 20/Nov/16 Solo rpt

Excellent weather. Snow deep and soft, main ridge almost completely covered

with Tom Cooper
EuanM 19/Nov/16 Solo
Simnel 19/Nov/16 Solo
with Ian
Hidden 18/Nov/16 Solo rpt
dapperdan ?/Nov/16 -
JudithE 09/Mar/16 -

Scales - Sharp Edge - Scales Fell - Scales. 4.5 hours due to lack of fitness, atrocious conditions and this being the first hill trip since early October. Strong crosswinds, intense cold and thin soft snow low down made for an exciting climb. Part unroped, part pitched and part moving together. Other parts were worse than the bad step. Near white out on the summit. Saw only 6 other people all day, and only one other on the ridge.

with Ranger
maumau 06/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/16 Solo
cas smerdon 27/Feb/16 Solo
with Mark S
Pete Barker 27/Feb/16 Solo
with Mike, Lizzie
SteveM 21/Feb/16 Solo

Soggy rock and soft snow with low vis. Memorable day out :-)

Hidden 18/Feb/16 Solo
OllieF 18/Feb/16 Solo

Lovely alpine conditions, grand afternoon!

with Martin
John Nuttall 15/Feb/16 Solo
IainMay 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Timothy May
matt_batchelor 14/Feb/16 -
Rotorslap 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Soft snow. Little ice. Snow was rapidly melting...although the people looking to ascend afterwards wasn't dwindling.

John Eley 14/Feb/16 Solo
Robbie Blease 13/Feb/16 Solo β
with Steve, JohnHartley
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Solo
wildbill 12/Feb/16 Solo rpt

After work in the dark. The edge was fairly stepped out. It looks like it's seen a lot of traffic. Conditions were OK. A bit on wind when on the edge and in the cloud when I got to the summit of Blencathra. Ran some of the way back down.

Simnel 11/Feb/16 Solo
UKscrambler ?/Feb/16 Solo
David Cowley 27/Jan/16 Solo
RM199 23/Jan/16 Lead O/S

With dad. Very soggy

Jenny Dart 21/Jan/16 Solo
with Robin
Robin Woodward 21/Jan/16 Solo O/S

Nice route, didn't notice the 'bad step'. Great conditions (for once).

with Ollie, Jenny Dart
Hidden 20/Jan/16 Solo
pebbles 17/Jan/16 Solo
with rob
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo rpt
dwc 17/Jan/16 Solo

Wind gust to 35 ish. Covered in soft loose snow.

stouffer 17/Jan/16 Solo
scottidog 17/Jan/16 Solo

With P & P

lithos 17/Jan/16 Solo

fun day out, mike entertaining us with his skis. Edge was very easy, scramble up rocks a bit trickier but ok. V poor vis on top so did some excellent nav practice and teaching, Epic bum slide back down final slope.

with Peri, Mike Shaw, karl c
peachos 17/Jan/16 Solo

Lots of powder, little ice. Difficult nav off in whiteout. With Scotty & Paulina

Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Alex Riley 16/Jan/16 Solo rpt
ali macphee 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S
with Hilary
Anna Riley 16/Jan/16 Solo
Alpenglow 16/Jan/16 Solo
with Adam M
crowberry gully 16/Jan/16 Solo

Glorious weather with deep fresh snow

with Ross McGibbon
Russell Lovett 16/Jan/16 Solo
with alone
Hidden 15/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Tim Rodgers 15/Jan/16 Solo
petegunn 14/Jan/16 Solo

Glorious sunny day with superb views of a snow covered lake district.

with Davina
Hidden 14/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 11/Jan/16 Solo
petegunn 10/Jan/16 Solo

Set off about 7.45pm, lovely stary night. Clouded over on the summit with low vis in snow showers. Hard neve on the summit.

Hidden 01/Jan/16 Solo
Gareth-Evans ?/Jan/16 Solo
D.botts87 ??/2016 -
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Elastic Jones 21/Nov/15 Solo rpt
Kassius 20/Feb/15 Solo O/S
madguernseyboy 08/Feb/15 -
with Russell, Martin Lennon
martin one 08/Feb/15 -
OllieF 02/Feb/15 Solo

If it weren't for the accumulations from the second half of the ridge onwards, would have been in summer condition!

with Emma W
Hidden 02/Feb/15 Solo O/S
tomowen13 31/Jan/15 Solo
Little B 31/Jan/15 Solo rpt
Luke Jones 31/Jan/15 -
Wesley Orvis 24/Jan/15 Solo
citizen6ix 19/Jan/15 Solo

Night time ascent (about 2am).. approach from threlkeld via Halls Fell Ridge to Blencathra Summit, descend Sharp Edge then back up to reverse route. Crampons and axe needed from early on Halls Fell ascent (shortly after the beck crossing). Superb conditions, clear vis and barely a breeze. Out of countless sharp edge ascents, this perhaps my favourite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K90tPXBVAws

Mr Fuller 18/Jan/15 Solo
with Rich Pooley
Pohil 10/Jan/15 Solo O/S
a13x 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Some snow and ice but mostly avoidable on main part of ridge. More consolidated where it steepens towards summit.

with John Phethean, Jordan Phethean, Dan Robinson
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Lead
HimTiggins 28/Dec/14 Solo rpt
mrphilipoldham 24/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Andrew Cotter 13/Dec/14 Solo

Fairly hard day, strong winds and snow

crowberry gully 13/Dec/14 Solo

Fine conditions, well frozen with new, blown snow covering everything

Elastic Jones 08/Dec/14 Solo rpt
spadge 01/Dec/14 Solo
with James Kelly
jimbobted ?/Dec/14 Solo
bonebag 26/Mar/14 Solo

Little snow left. Did manage to climb up some wet snow just right of top slabs.

with George Hill
hamishjfk 26/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Route today had small patches of wet snow

with Stephen spencer
stratandrew 02/Mar/14 Solo

Glad to have microspikes on. completed 9.30am then the weather rolled in. Whiteout on the summit and rain.

tom_holdsworth 01/Mar/14 Solo

Following camping at Scales Tarn

Hidden 22/Feb/14 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Solo
petegunn 21/Feb/14 Solo
Pete Pozman 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S

Came up an incipient gully from the tarn, but not cold enough. The ridge was ok. Brilliant hard snow on top.

Hidden 16/Feb/14 Solo
Howard J 16/Feb/14 Solo

Good snow, good fun, didn't need to rope up.

with Adam Gough, Fiona Leach, Martin Euston
Two Cams Tom 02/Feb/14 -
nich0las 02/Feb/14 Solo
with Catriona C
petegunn 02/Feb/14 -
with Tom, Davina
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Solo
Seymore Butt ?/Feb/14 -
hamishjfk 29/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Unconsolodated snow wet rock fog from the tarn upwards to blencathra summit

Hidden 23/Jan/14 -
petegunn 23/Jan/14 -
with Davina
dakidunn 11/Jan/14 -
Dravies ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Solo
Jack00 22/Dec/13 Solo O/S
with Edd Carrigan
Ed carrigan 22/Dec/13 -
OllieF 10/Nov/13 Solo

Set off thinking there would be no more than a small dusting of snow - Very glad I brought my crampons, Ice and Neve galore.

with Ben
JasonV 10/Nov/13 Solo
davidjm 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/13 -
Steve Palmer 28/Mar/13 Solo O/S

lots of unconsolidated wind driven snow. A bit of digging out needed. 2ft drifts on Scales Fell.

with Matt W
crowberry gully 21/Mar/13 Solo

Buried, little rock visible, in places was an elegant snow arete. Rough winds and spindrift. Excellent

Danny Crump 26/Feb/13 Solo
Bullybones 22/Feb/13 Solo
Ratfeeder 19/Feb/13 Solo rpt
BenRyle 12/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Faz, Charlottte
CharlotteMilner 12/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with BenRyle
team fat belly 10/Feb/13 Solo

Steady climbing as long as you don't get off line on the top slaby section. Turf and snow consolidated and in reasonable nick.

with Ruth, Beth
Jon Sutterby 02/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Not in full winter conditions, but ice axe and crampons required.

Hidden ?/Feb/13 -
Hidden 25/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Not very winter apart from the cold wind. Most of the snow blown off. No ice. Crampons still helped though.

with Forshaw
mattsmithuk 13/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Snowing with poor visibility

drmossy 13/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Fresh snow on route, leaving rocks slippy underneath, but some snow consolidated in cracks and grooves made good holds for crampons (which were essential) to dig into. Below zero down to -5 on the ridge. Windy but protected on north side of the ridge. Hard work, tricky in places.

Ady Gray ??/2013 -
gnospellius ??/2013 -
Ed carrigan ??/2013 Solo
johnrich 13/Dec/12 AltLd
maria85 09/Dec/12 Solo
with Sarah, Jules
Goose4 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Elastic Jones 02/Dec/12 Solo rpt
lithos 01/Dec/12 -
with julie
lcullum7 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Henry Sleath, Ben Crofts, Ed Cromwell, Ky Aizawa
ecromwell 01/Dec/12 Solo
kyaizawa 01/Dec/12 Solo rpt
Elastic Jones 22/Nov/12 Solo O/S
CyberTaff 04/Nov/12 Solo

Fantastic. Enough said!!

with Mathew
Hidden ?/Nov/12 Solo
droberts 17/Feb/12 Solo
Ratfeeder 07/Feb/12 Solo rpt

Icy with hard neve, mixed conditions, clear and sunny.

victim of mathematics 06/Feb/12 Solo O/S

In perfect conditions.

HarryB 04/Feb/12 -

Icicles in my hair and my eye lids froze shut! Awesome day!

with Al
steveq 03/Feb/12 -
Dan0Me 02/Feb/12 Solo
JackM92 ?/Feb/12 Solo

First experience of any mixed scrambling, a short but enjoyable route. The ascent up to the ridge can be through very deep and soft snow and is hard going.

Dave Richards 29/Jan/12 -
with sjbrook
sjbrook 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with Dave Richards, PMC
Stephen_L 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with John Walden
Gav Parker 28/Jan/12 Solo dnf

Turned round lots of loose uncolisidated snow....

Keith Lambley 28/Jan/12 Solo
Wesley Orvis 10/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
kjb ??/2012 -
Double Knee Bar 18/Dec/11 Solo

Fantastic outing

with Colin
becoming-stranger 17/Dec/11 -
trivett 17/Dec/11 Solo

Excellent day on the hill! No ice but lots of snow!

with Steve ward
no_more_scotch_eggs 17/Dec/11 Lead
with iain
Dan_Staff 17/Dec/11 Solo
r_o_b_h2 06/Dec/11 Solo

Plenty of powder snow and spindrift, first winter route of the season whoooooop

Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead
robbiek ?/Dec/11 -
jon_ridley ?/Dec/11 -
d80f0u 27/Feb/11 -

Not really winter conditions, bit blowy.

with Kath
Hidden 27/Feb/11 -
tk1991 17/Feb/11 Solo
with Tom Woolley
Hidden 16/Feb/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/11 Solo O/S
ali newman ukc 16/Feb/11 Solo
mfisher 16/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 08/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Solo O/S
aimees ?/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Solo dnf
Peter Metcalfe 09/Jan/11 -

Some of the best winter conditions this season.

with Cath Sullivan, Foggy
Patrick803 07/Jan/11 Solo
with Fraz
Jayzen ?/Jan/11 -

Wind and rain, snow had melted but icy.

with Paul Hardy
JamesM ??/2011 -
richie4088 ??/2011 -
The Mountain Goat ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Hidden 28/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/10 Solo
Adi Hooper 20/Dec/10 Solo
Gerlach 19/Dec/10 -
Hidden 18/Dec/10 Solo O/S
rnotman67 09/Dec/10 Solo

Climbed with m-watson. Foggy and very windy on summit

ritid 08/Dec/10 Solo O/S
ilona torstensson 08/Dec/10 Solo
Nigel Bond 05/Dec/10 Solo
with Clitheroe Mountaineering Club, Bern Hardman
HansUDes 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S

after climbing Thompson's Route on the Ben yesterday with Spike, this was a good "finish" to the weekend - Blencathra in brilliant winter sunshine!

olekemi 04/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Andrew T
adamjc13 ?/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Nice and cold, canny little ridge.

R_Blackburn ?/Dec/10 2nd
tim newton 30/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Timo Austino 21/Nov/10 Solo
with Nats
mysterion 02/Nov/10 -

Just about on snowline - hoar/verglas to start becoming ribbon of neve up runnel at end. Southside sunny and bare but avoided.

Montygoo ?/Oct/10 AltLd
frankcp87 04/Apr/10 Solo
with Ian Holbrook
Conan 02/Apr/10 Solo
Shaw Brown 02/Apr/10 Solo

Rescued 3 people who had decended to the saddle by mistake! An entertaining adventure.

with Conan
tomguyowenhall ?/Mar/10 -
Chris Harding 22/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Paul Lester
cat22 21/Feb/10 -
with Mike
Hidden 21/Feb/10 -
Ed Throp 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with joe noake
Paul1 ?/Feb/10 -

Very slippy ice. Freasing wind.

kieranlivett 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Peter Holder 31/Jan/10 Solo
with Kieran Livett, Richard Lydiatt
FrankW 27/Jan/10 Solo rpt
with None
Hidden 24/Jan/10 -
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Solo
jkarran 10/Jan/10 Solo

Pretty blowy, felt quite exposed

with Pete
petellis 10/Jan/10 Solo

A million mile an hour wind on the top.

George Bassant 10/Jan/10 -
with Pam Waud/John Ford
Justin Tracey 08/Jan/10 Solo

Great conditions and almost perfect weather. its easier than in the summer!

with Katy Charlesworth
Hidden 07/Jan/10 -
Hidden 06/Jan/10 -
Ben Watts 03/Jan/10 Solo
with Matt Coulburn
Jonny M 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S
David Wynne 02/Jan/10 Solo
Adam1973 02/Jan/10 Solo rpt
djmarko75 ?/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Solo
Petarghh ?/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 -
Caralynh ??/2010 Solo
MarkDavies36 ??/2010 Solo O/S
lithos ??/2010 -
Somerset swede basher 31/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Katharine
Katharine.eaton 31/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Dom
Tubroos! 30/Dec/09 -

Blustery, cold, powdery day. Whiteout on top afterwards!

with Kate Lloyd
pebbles 28/Dec/09 -

blowing a hoolie on the ridge, faces absolutely sandpapered by blowing snow, whiteout on top. descended by leeward slopes to get out of wind, through knee deep powder, fun but hard work

with chris G, simon L
Calder 28/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Jonah
Karlos 27/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Ridge covered in soft unconsolidated snow. Advise crampons and axe non-the-less. Near zero visibility.

eldre070 27/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Couldn't see a thing all the way due to low cloud. No ice just deep deep powder.

with Karl
Will Smith 23/Dec/09 Solo O/S

In good winter nick with a path trodden into most of the ridge. One tricky move getting down off a pinnacle involving some ungraceful bum sliding.

with Simon
Simon Caldwell 23/Dec/09 Solo

Nice - quite easy due to lots of snow, apart from a couple of exposed descents.

with Will
KevB 22/Dec/09 Solo

In descent

Hidden 21/Dec/09 Solo
Pompey 18/Dec/09 Solo
with JP
JonnoP 18/Dec/09 Solo
PeteMc ?/Dec/09 -
gripped01 ?/Dec/09 Solo rpt

Full winter conditions.

with Si Moore, Dave Tait
Adamski1986 ?/Dec/09 Solo

Was nice, stuck behind some idiots with trainers, had to cut steps into the snow towards the end to help them up.

with Paul Vickerage
AtRandom ?/Nov/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/09 -
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Solo
Daniel Sutherland 12/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Dave Wearing 05/Jul/09 -
with Sarah Little.
igneouscarl 22/Feb/09 Solo
grumsta 24/Jan/09 Solo

Fantastic winter day - lovely deep snow. First winter route.

with Emilie Secker
Hidden ?/Jan/09 -
George Ormerod ??/2009 Solo O/S
trish1968 ??/2009 -
tiga271 07/Dec/08 Solo
with mark20
mark20 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Richiehill 06/Dec/08 2nd O/S

First winter scramble

Hidden ?/Nov/08 Solo
MaxR 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
devonjester 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Pushed to get to the top before the rain - made it but gusting 60mph winds soon bought the rain. Got very wet shorts and feet - headed back to the car and the YHA 'drying' room! Beer crawl in Keswick made it worth it!

Hidden 30/May/08 -
DerwentDiluted 09/Mar/08 Solo
with Nicola Pettit
wushu 10/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Solo
Daniel Wicks 02/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Masa
masa-alpin 02/Feb/08 Solo O/S

My car with normal tyres couldn't get up the road from Ambleside to Patterdale, so went there via Windermere – a big detour.

with Dan W
Rosey Posey 12/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Paul
joe king 12/Jan/08 Lead

moved together

with Rose
Hidden 29/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/07 Solo O/S
tavarua ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah
ritid ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
The Bad Cough 19/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Foxache 22/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/06 Lead O/S
petegunn ??/2006 Solo
dustbuddy ??/2006 Solo O/S
FrankW 10/Dec/05 Solo O/S
with Steve Rassmussen
Stephen Shaw 14/Apr/05 Solo
Hidden 03/Jan/04 Solo O/S
tom_holdsworth 27/Dec/03 Solo
with David Holdsworth
andy007 03/Jan/03 Solo O/S

mist on top 100m - excellent snow from 200m

with Mark Davis
Stephen Shaw 11/Mar/02 Solo
Stephen Shaw 11/Mar/02 Solo
with Ian
BigHell ?/Oct/01 Lead

One of a number of crossings this one stands out because of the very poor weather, we had to confidence rope two unknown climbers of the ridge .

with Mrs Hell
deandarvill ??/2001 2nd O/S
with Paul Kenney
willson ?/Aug/00 Solo

Done along time ago on outward bounds

Ratfeeder 08/Jan/99 Solo rpt

lots of fresh powder, weather deteriorating

Richard Alderton ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
kjbix ??/1997 Solo
with Ewan Peacock
AndyP ??/1992 Solo O/S

Good day out with quite a few Ilkley College climbers. One of them lost a daschstein mitt on the top, just a second of carelessness and the wind took it away. That was a good lesson to learn on my first winter route.

with Ilkley College climbers
Martin Haworth ?/Dec/86 Solo
Tim Bateman 03/Apr/86 Solo
uphillnow ??/1980 Solo
with Al Bennett
crowberry gully 08/Feb/76 Solo
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