240m, 4 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

ladislav 01/Apr/18 Lead O/S

My first tech 4 lead on ice, and Ailsa's first outdoor route! Ice a bit aerated and broken up with snow, but nice and fat where it existed. A couple of "feel the fear and do it anyway" moments.

with Ailsa
George Ponsonby 31/Mar/18 Solo O/S
gregorhogg 30/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Route still in good nick. Cracking day out.

with Pete Nellist , Phredd Smith
Phredd Smith 30/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Nice finish to the usual route. Snow in bomber condition most of the way but a bit powdary at the top coming over the cornice, ice pitches still in and pretty fat.

Hidden 25/Mar/18 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/18 AltLd
Hidden 20/Mar/18 AltLd
AndyGill 11/Mar/18 AltLd
Sandy_Philip 11/Mar/18 AltLd
with Andy Gill
Hidden ?/Mar/18 -
Ailsa Main ?/Mar/18 2nd

2nd to miles. Amazing day climbing.

with Miles Gould
Hidden 27/Feb/18 -
musgravet 27/Feb/18 2nd O/S

Bulletproof snow

iainballantyne 27/Feb/18 AltLd

Short day hit, hitched from Glasgow, left the A82 at 8pm back to the road by 12:30. Water Ice very brittle today although there was really good snow ice for placements.

with Moritz Morlok
MorMor 27/Feb/18 AltLd
ClimbyMcClimbface 26/Feb/18 2nd
with a_m154
a_m154 26/Feb/18 Lead O/S

Fantastic day, albeit abit spicy in places! First grade 4 :) top pitch is a little sparse and wasn't taking great screws. Nuts and hexes came in handy for belays. Rest of it in good nick.

Hidden 25/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
btiller87 25/Feb/18 AltLd
jamesgr87 25/Feb/18 AltLd
the satori trail 25/Feb/18 AltLd

partner Ben Tiller first 2 pitches up to the ice fall seemed pretty mundane. argued about who takes the crux thinking it was the final pitch but as it was my pitch next i lead off first, turns out that was the crux. very strenuous climb, not massively technical but tricky in its own rights. great conditions well consolidated final pitch felt steep but was heavily stepped out and would probably be harder if not. great climb.

Hidden 23/Feb/18 2nd
Hidden 23/Feb/18 Lead
Robertgiddy 21/Feb/18 AltLd

Good condition

OliverLevine 21/Feb/18 2nd

Snow cover good throughout, hard from top to bottom :)

Liam Watson 08/Feb/18 Lead O/S
with John Milloy
dougp87 04/Feb/18 AltLd

Pretty banked out. Good screws when needed.

with Al
tomaspkr 04/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
with ross
Robbie Blease 14/Jan/18 AltLd O/S

Led a pitch from the middle of taxus to the bottom of the icefall. Ice felt pretty rubbish at the bottom, and the whole thing was a bit swamped in powder.

with Robbie P, robgixer
monkeyme2 14/Jan/18 2nd O/S
with Rob
robgixer 14/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Thin ice not great for screws and not much gear which made it an interesting pitch. Done in one 90m pitch to the top

Ken Applegate 13/Jan/18 Lead

Ice was a bit cruddy and exit was a bit thin, but fun climbing throughout.

with Lukas
Hidden 03/Feb/16 2nd
Dougbart 20/Feb/15 Lead
with Stuart, liam
Jasonic 17/Feb/15 AltLd
Willismorris 16/Feb/15 Lead O/S

walked up in a white out with rain and hailstone. started climbing in heavy snow with spidrift avalanches every minute flowing down the route. Awesome neve and ice turned to a scary climbing in horrendous powder snow and a then a swim through a deep cornice to top out. Topped out to 60mph winds in a cloud. Then walked off with the sky clearing and clear blue skies with a view all the way to the Ben. Every season and every condition all in one day....madness.

Blurgy319 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

WCL assessment

with Lee Wales
Tarquin 14/Feb/15 -
with Louvet
Rob Rocket 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Jake, J_joewhite
Louvet 14/Feb/15 2nd
with Tarquin
joe.91 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Last pitch was interesting, 90m in one pitch with only 60m ropes...

with Reidy
Hidden 08/Feb/15 -
Hidden 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/15 AltLd
tallpaulselfridge 05/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with easers
clams ?/Feb/15 Lead

Missed out steepest section of icefall by going r of the rock at half height. Ice not fully frozen; scary

with Dave
saintlade ??/2014 -
RM199 10/Mar/13 Lead O/S
akhughes 10/Mar/13 Lead O/S


mistertees 26/Feb/13 2nd
Pete23 24/Feb/13 Lead

Excellent! get on it before it melts

with Hugues
eolmar 24/Feb/13 2nd
with Pete23
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 21/Feb/13 AltLd
Grezza 10/Feb/13 Lead O/S

patchy ice but ok

with Paul E
Finn Curry 06/Feb/13 AltLd

Led the first pitch of Icefall finish, Paul led the rest. Brilliant route.

with Paul Warnock
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 19/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Bob1984 20/Dec/11 AltLd
with Gregor Imrie
gregor ?/Dec/11 -
Merlin 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Went to do Cirrus but found it hadn't formed at all so wondered round to Taxus. Climbed as a three. Started at 1500! Icefall finish was thin, but doable. Just about managed the last pitch without running out of rope! Descent down the ridge was interesting in the dark. Overall, great day out.

with Mark Harrison, Mark Patterson
markharro 23/Jan/11 AltLd

Late start gave a final exciting pitch and top out in the dark. Excellent route

with Merlin
mark88 23/Jan/11 AltLd

Relaxed start to the day, started at 1500, did the top pitch in the dark.

with Mark, Merlin Andrew
Joe Nunn 08/Jan/11 AltLd
with mike preece
Ross Barnes 08/Jan/11 AltLd
with Dougal
carlh ?/Jan/11 -
mgeek ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with martin holland
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
rcammack 16/Dec/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 16/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Post exam climbing fix!

thebat 08/Mar/10 2nd
with Ontour
Ice Spider 07/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd
riven 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with oliverk
oliverk 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 and 4

with Joe
Sam-westcott 03/Mar/10 -
alan barnes 03/Mar/10 AltLd
with ben keen, chris hig
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd
Rydell 02/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Felt relatively straightforward for a IV. Some windslab on approach but can weave way through boulders with relative safety. Exit pitch from top was ok. Screws, the odd wire and hex handy.

1philjones1 ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with Paul
velsyam 27/Feb/10 2nd

In good condition, no other team on the route !

krusty23 21/Feb/10 2nd

Lots of traffic on route due to a late start, over an hour wait at the base after the snow plod, then same again on the 1st stance, lots of debris coming down - painful! top pitches exciting and a great finish to a cold day!

with Jaz, Paul Knowles
joeydurkin 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Top route on a top day.

with Pete smith
Adi Hooper 19/Feb/10 AltLd

Superb weather!

with Roger Ward
jshields 18/Feb/10 Lead

Much better finish than the original, surely more popular as well.

LozM 14/Feb/10 AltLd
with Mark J
petegunn 14/Feb/10 AltLd
with Steve, Tom
stimpey 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Timpy1584 14/Feb/10 2nd
lithos 12/Feb/10 AltLd

last pitch was a bit bare after following the masses who has smashed it to bits. nice delicate traverse out of the top corner.

Will Smith 12/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Done in 3 pitches. I led the middle one up stonking ice which took solid screws, very good time to try out my new leashless set up. Rob led the last pitch which had had almost all the ice knocked off. This left it as a tricky mixed pitch with little gear but in a brilliant exposed position.

with lithos
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Lead
Simon Caldwell 12/Feb/10 -

Went on a Friday to avoid the crowds, but it was heaving. A stupidly fast walk up put us second on the route though. Nice route, fat ice, seemed closer to 3 than 4 in these conditions.

with Clare, Lemming
cubehead 10/Feb/10 2nd

Fantastic alpine atmosphere. Great conditions

Richard Weller 09/Feb/10 -

Excellent route and a wonderful day. Clear blue skies and good ice. Two ice pitches in hte lower section. Ice slightly brittle in places on the icefall finish, but generally good.

with Ruth Love, David Small
JulianD 02/Feb/10 2nd

Excellent day out, good conditions, taxing in places, some windslab at the exit. Thanks Phil for giving us a treat!

with Michael L, Phil D
PaulCunningham ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jan/10 -
Hidden 30/Jan/10 AltLd
Brendan 29/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Scary unprotected section climbing out of the corner at the top.

with Paul
crombie 29/Jan/10 2nd O/S

First proper ice climb

with Euan, jacobfinn
jacobfinn 29/Jan/10 2nd β

First proper winter climb. Thanks to Ewan for leading us up. Brilliant day, esp the Icefall finish.

with Euan Whittaker, crombie
glaramara 24/Jan/10 AltLd

thought the last pitch had shite gear. John led through and saved the day :o

with john dale
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
with paddy
Jasonic ??/2010 -

Climbed it in October, powder snow, walked out by moonlight.

Billy Walker - Bad Seller 18/Dec/09 AltLd rpt

bit lean,cave pitch very sketchy,bit of mixed at top

NathanP 15/Feb/09 AltLd

Banked out at the bottom but some unconsolidated snow and thin ice higher. Good climb. Foolishly had only taken 2 ice screws so detoured around main part of the icefall finish.

with Jas
tim newton 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with harry pell
david0811 06/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark Reid
MelH 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

I lead second grade III pitch, Fiona lead the rest (repeat ascent for her).

with Fiona Murray
jaggy bunnet 01/Feb/09 AltLd
abbeywall 01/Feb/09 AltLd
gregor ?/Feb/09 -
Hidden 13/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 22/Nov/08 2nd O/S
hamish2016 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S

In thin condition but good fun. Plenty of very brittle ice but excellent turf!

with Haydn
HimTiggins 12/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
9fingerjon 16/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Matt G and Ad
Hidden 16/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
niall_mac ?/Mar/06 AltLd
barney_edin 27/Feb/06 AltLd
with Phil A
steveb2006 07/Mar/05 Lead

Good varied route - a twisting icy gully in lower half and exposed Icefall and mixed climbing in upper half

with Ian Cartwright
Hidden ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Chris L Hill ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Ed Cheadle
Hidden 01/Feb/02 -
kato'sdad 19/Jan/01 2nd
with Giles Trussel
Hidden 19/Dec/99 Lead
Stuart the postie ??/1998 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/97 -
nickcanute ?/Mar/96 AltLd
with keith bolton
Stuart the postie ??/1996 -
with Ian Dempster
Stuart the postie ??/1995 -
with Pete Brown
Hidden ?/Dec/80 AltLd
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