Blizzard Ridge

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Lots of sun!
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

A fine arete gives one of the cliff's classic HVS routes, albeit a bit of a bold one. There are several worthwhile easier crack climbs here too, none need to be done in a snowstorm - unless you really want to!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Clinker
Easy climbing leads to a ledge then make a weird move on a small pebble in the middle of the scoop and rock right to the top....
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5 6c
2
Temple Crack
The groove and steep crack has good holds and runners.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD 4a
3
Crafty Cockney
An eliminate up the narrow wall passing a thin overlap.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
E2 5c
4
Pious Flake
Steep but short-lived. Finish up the grubby groove.
 
1 Stars
S 4b
5
Tree Crack
Good climbing to the woodwork and a tricky little finish up the continuation crack above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
6
Ulex
The left-hand of the near parallel cracks is an adventure, a huge cam or two will be found useful by most. The shrubbery is...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS 4b
7
Gardener's Pleasure
The widening right-hand crack is better. Large gear is needed for the middle section and the finish is a bit of a grovel -...
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS 4b
8
White Out
The centre of the left-hand wall avoiding the tendency to drift towards the arete as much as possible. Follow the cracks...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E1 5c
9
Blizzard Ridge Top 50
The juggy lower wall leads left to the fine bold upper arete, superb and photogenic. The central section is bold putting the...
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5a
10
The Tempest
The centre of the face has a big rattling flake, a hand-placed peg runner and hard moves on rounded breaks. It is slightly...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6a
11
Jonathan's Chimney
The angular rift is more of groove and is awkward to enter - try laybacking facing right. Once established it eases a little.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
12
Jonad Rib
The rib between the chimneys is climbed on rounded holds and is poorly protected where it matters.
12 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
13
David's Chimney
Another chimney that isn't one! A slightly awkward tussle early on and a stretch near the top though there is plenty of gear...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
14
Mad as Cows
Climb the narrow wall between Layback Crack and David's Chimney without deviation. Technical and just a bit blinkered.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E1 5c
15
Layback Crack
The clean-cut crack left of the groove bounding the wall can be laybacked. It was popular once, hence the polish. Used as a...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
16
Corner Crack
The main angle of the bay is surprisingly sustained, and leads to a sneaky exit out to the left to avoid the prickles.
 
1 Stars
HVD
17
Twin Hole
From the ledge behind the gorse climb the sketchy slab on spaced holds (bold) to reach the thin crack. Up this more easily.
 
Fluttery
HVS 5a
18
Acid Reign
The short arete has a high crux though rightward escape is possible for the harassed.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
V5 6C
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    Acid Reign
    "Changed from V5 6C 6b * to V5 6C *, no votes" 06/Jan

    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

    Easy Picking
    "I think the start can be done at 6a (I did a more obvious but 6b method on the l..." 06/Nov

    Easy Picking
    "Great little route, full on E2!" 29/Oct

    Ausfahrt
    "Rather bold (the lovely moves on the upper wall are unprotected), but only 5b; s..." 19/Oct

    The Spiral Route
    "A good adventure. I regret trying to do it in one pitch. By the time I was at th..." 27/Jul

    Angst
    "The top out isn't the rounded horror show the guidebook makes it sound like. Bom..." 04/Jul

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