Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 37
An excellent alternative after the first chimney is to trend left to the foot of steep icefall which can be climbed in a pitch to easier ground.
I think you trend right for these.
This is def on the right (well this photo is) and it's not very steep and not very hard if the ice is good (as it was when we did it - 2/3/04)
I'm pretty sure this photo is Blea Water Ghyll, not the icefall (which you trend left for...!)
Wo[rth making the point that there are quite a few pitches of Grade II ice above the main icefall. Makes for a good long outing.
Definatley trend left, tremendous pitch, well formed and not too steep with brilliant belays. III,3?
The left icefall is definitely steeper (and better!).
Climber this in perfect conditions, excellent venue and grade III