Wasdale Screes 24-01-13

Steve and I went around to Wasdale Screes today to have a look at the ‘Cold Climbs’ classic and rarely formed right-hand branch V / 4 *** of Central Gully.  The gully approach was holding ice but was thin in places with dubious ice requiring a lot of care.  The right-hand branch itself was however in great condition and gave some brilliant classic ice in a great position above Wastwater.
We stopped on the way up the gully to climb a great looking pillar of ice on the side wall which was climbable in one pitch and was really good.
Wasdale Screes, Right-Hand branch can be seen clearly in the centre of the photo
Right-Hand branch V / 4***

The side wall ice pillar, not sure if this has been climbed?