Blizzard Ridge

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Lots of sun!
Uphill
10 mins
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! Guidebook page 62.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blizzard Ridge Top 50
16m. The juggy lower wall leads left to the fine bold upper arete, superb and photogenic. The central section is bold putting...
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5a
2
The Tempest
14m. The centre of the face has a big rattling flake, a hand-placed peg runner and hard moves on rounded breaks. Markedly...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6a
3
Jonathan's Chimney
12m. The angular rift is more of groove and is awkward to enter - try laybacking facing right. Once established it eases a...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
4
Jonad Rib
12m. The rib between the chimneys is climbed on rounded holds and is poorly protected where it matters.
11 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
5
David's Chimney
10m. Another chimney that isnít one! A slightly awkward tussle early on and a stretch near the top though there is plenty of...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
6
Mad as Cows
10m. 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
7
Layback Crack
8m. The clean-cut crack left of the groove bounding the wall can be laybacked though other techniques work. It was popular...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
8
Corner-crack
8m. The main angle of the bay is surpisingly sustained, and leads to a sneaky exit out to the left to avoid the prickles.
 
1 Stars
HVD
9
Twin Hole
8m. 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
10
Acid Reign
6m. The short arete has a high crux though rightward escape is possible for the harrassed.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V5 6b
  • Latest Comments

    For RIVELIN

    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

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