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165m. Probably grade V unless well stepped out according to people who have done it

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Cold Climbs, Lake District Winter Ghylls, Cold Climbs (slimmed down), Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
davesykes 7 Apr, 2013 - Two lovely contrasting pitches and 1st pitch had just enough ice. Crux is managing to place axes with very limited backswing due to proximity of the back wall of the gully. There is an interesting seat 2/3rds of the way up on the back wall! Second pitch steady but not straightforward with heavily featured ice and a tight squeeze. Amazing conditions as the other side of the buttress and the opposite side of the valley were in summer condition. Pitch 1 definitely technical grade 6.
with Pete
Two lovely contrasting pitches and 1st pitch had just enough ice. Crux is managing to place axes with very limited backswing due to proximity of the back wall of the gully. There is an interesting seat 2/3rds of the way up on the back wall! Second pitch steady but not straightforward with heavily featured ice and a tight squeeze. Amazing conditions as the other side of the buttress and the opposite side of the valley were in summer condition. Pitch 1 definitely technical grade 6.
with Pete
John Kelly 1 Apr, 2013 AltLd chicken variation
with MB
chicken variation
with MB
DaveAtkinson 29 Mar, 2013 - First pitch too thin. Second in for the bold and strong but not me. Chickened out and dropped down to top rope it. Very steep with tricky bulges in current condition.
with owensheye
First pitch too thin. Second in for the bold and strong but not me. Chickened out and dropped down to top rope it. Very steep with tricky bulges in current condition.
with owensheye
Hidden ??, 2011 2nd O/S
Fatherof2 15 Mar, 2010 - With simon great condition did 1st pitch brilliant
With simon great condition did 1st pitch brilliant
Martin Bennett 14 Mar, 2010 -
with SW
with SW
Tom Phillips 9 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S In great condition - perfect ice!
with iain cole
In great condition - perfect ice!
with iain cole
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd
ameliaunderwood 6 Mar, 2010 2nd RP
with simon, peri
with simon, peri
lithos 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd Quality route if a bit short with 2 contrasting but excellent pitches. Well hooked out on both pitches hardly swung an axe the whole route. Quite a few teams out but queuing wasn't too bad and good company. Peace was only disturbed by some noisy buggers later on :-)
Quality route if a bit short with 2 contrasting but excellent pitches. Well hooked out on both pitches hardly swung an axe the whole route. Quite a few teams out but queuing wasn't too bad and good company. Peace was only disturbed by some noisy buggers later on :-)
Simon Caldwell 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd I led the first pitch, Rob the second. Made a bit of a fist of the start - got scared by the long runout to the first resting point, so hung off an axe to place a screw. The remainder went OK if slowly. Dripping, but in good condition. Rob's pitch was much steeper than it looked! An excellent route, shame it's not longer.
with lithos
I led the first pitch, Rob the second. Made a bit of a fist of the start - got scared by the long runout to the first resting point, so hung off an axe to place a screw. The remainder went OK if slowly. Dripping, but in good condition. Rob's pitch was much steeper than it looked! An excellent route, shame it's not longer.
with lithos
pebbles 6 Mar, 2010 2nd detoured round first pitch via turfy buttress as dripping wet and looked in dodgy condition. second pitch excellent, and well hooked out. snow everywhere very cruddy and turf barely frozen except at top
with angela, simon L
detoured round first pitch via turfy buttress as dripping wet and looked in dodgy condition. second pitch excellent, and well hooked out. snow everywhere very cruddy and turf barely frozen except at top
with angela, simon L
climbalive 5 Mar, 2010 2nd Only done pitch 3 as we wanted to climb not walk through snow.
with Adam Walton, Gnash
Only done pitch 3 as we wanted to climb not walk through snow.
with Adam Walton, Gnash
Ghastly Rubberfeet 4 Mar, 2010 AltLd A perfect day. Finally climbed one of the clasic Lakes routes I'd had on my list for many a year! Phil led P1 & P3 I led P2 & P4 Spiral gully was not "in".
A perfect day. Finally climbed one of the clasic Lakes routes I'd had on my list for many a year! Phil led P1 & P3 I led P2 & P4 Spiral gully was not "in".
Hidden 2 Mar, 2010 Lead
Hidden ? Mar, 2010 -
Hidden ? Mar, 2010 Lead
S Lynch ? Mar, 2010 -
with na1
with na1
Hidden 28 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
Scraggadoo 28 Feb, 2010 AltLd
S Lynch 28 Feb, 2010 -
Andrew Wilson 28 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
tjmillen 27 Feb, 2010 Lead
with john moore
with john moore
DSM 27 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Pretty much perfect conditions. 1st pitch a little wet but OK with careful handling, 2nd pitch fat. Fantastic route.
with Robin Beadle
Pretty much perfect conditions. 1st pitch a little wet but OK with careful handling, 2nd pitch fat. Fantastic route.
with Robin Beadle
stimpey 21 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S
petegunn 21 Feb, 2010 Lead First pitch very thin! (see photo). An excellent outing :)
with Steve
First pitch very thin! (see photo). An excellent outing :)
with Steve
jimdanson 18 Feb, 2010 Lead Rock hard water ice and blunt tools made the first pitch feel very hard. Had to rest on a screw at one point.
with dan middleton
Rock hard water ice and blunt tools made the first pitch feel very hard. Had to rest on a screw at one point.
with dan middleton
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 14 Feb, 2010 AltLd Excellent conditions. Felt like V 5 to me.
with Pete Whillance
Excellent conditions. Felt like V 5 to me.
with Pete Whillance
Lee Sheard 14 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Truly amazing day, both main pitches formed, 1st pitch quite bold and a relief to have a wall behind you higher up on the 1st pitch to ease the calfs on very delicate ice, exellent lead Loz! 2nd main ice pitch fatter and amazing. Take plenty of screws and pegs for belays, as the rock is scarily shite! Thought both pitches top end V.
with loz01
Truly amazing day, both main pitches formed, 1st pitch quite bold and a relief to have a wall behind you higher up on the 1st pitch to ease the calfs on very delicate ice, exellent lead Loz! 2nd main ice pitch fatter and amazing. Take plenty of screws and pegs for belays, as the rock is scarily shite! Thought both pitches top end V.
with loz01
Northern Mountain Monkey 13 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S Excellent route with good thought provoking technical climbing. It seems a long way to the rest with your back against the wall on the first pitch! Good rests and screws above that. Brilliant and felt harder than Point 5.
Excellent route with good thought provoking technical climbing. It seems a long way to the rest with your back against the wall on the first pitch! Good rests and screws above that. Brilliant and felt harder than Point 5.
Jules C ? Feb, 2010 AltLd
with Jez Such
with Jez Such
Hidden ? Jan, 2009 AltLd
fellgazelle 28 Feb, 2004 AltLd
with Andy Tallent, charlesmfrench
with Andy Tallent, charlesmfrench
charlesmfrench 28 Feb, 2004 AltLd O/S 2,L,L,2. Right hand exit taken.
with Ian _Haigh, Andy Tallent
2,L,L,2. Right hand exit taken.
with Ian _Haigh, Andy Tallent
Martin Haworth H ? Jan, 1988 AltLd
with Tim P,Tim W
with Tim P,Tim W
Bob 12 Feb, 1986 AltLd O/S Fully formed. Vertical ice on the first pitch.
with M. Lynch
Fully formed. Vertical ice on the first pitch.
with M. Lynch
Hidden ? Jan, 1982 AltLd
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Corvus (Winter)

Grade: V 5 ***
(Raven Crag, Combe Ghyll)