initial groove fairly easy onto snow slope. Most of second pitch was desperate. Dave moved onto crest and tackled that. I had to back and foot up the central groove on veerglass. The chockstone was quite simple ccompared to the groove below.
jamesofdeath - 2nd - 19/Feb/15 with Dave Slade
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/15
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/15
Nice first pitch. A few bulges, well protected and good neve/turf. FM led LH groove. Very hard in the smooth groove. Poor gear and no ice/neve. Tenuous until the first bulge. Good fun at chokestone. A lot of climbing on this route in these conditions and not III, 4
abbeywall - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/15 with FM
plain kitten - 2015
Chrismith - AltLd - 29/Dec/14 with Shane
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/14 with Ewan
Lots of fresh loose snow, ended up being unable to top-out or descend due to avalanche risk, rescued by Cairngorm MRT, very professional
Ross.Cooper - Lead dnf - 30/Dec/13 with Josh Daymond
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Nov/13
PAJames - 20/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 2013
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/12 with Stewart Munro
Great weather, blue skies with no wind. Bomber neve snow for most the route but loose in places. Had to dig for gear on the upper pitches. Enjoyed the first pitch.
telemarker - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/12 with Paul Freudenthal
PeteLoveless - 2nd dnf - 01/Dec/12 with Ben Gibson, jon
Led p1, which was very nice, then Harry led p2 right hand fork, which was desperate and gearless. The 'snow platform' mentioned in the guide wasn't there, there's a belay at the top of the chimney and after that it just drops down into crotched gully. You can climb back up left into another chimney but we just exited via the top of Crotched gully.
karinh - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with harry
Battled all the way, climb a bit out of condition the boys said.They took a harder variation which was desperate, i avoided this as no gear to retrieve. Great climbing!
Hanky - 2nd β - 02/Feb/12 with Andy Chorl./ Nate M
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12
Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jan/12
cyd0nian - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with Kris Moeckell
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/12
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/12
guy757 - 19/Jan/12
konacol - AltLd - 08/Jan/12 with Robert McMurray
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/12
Very fun route! Done in two pitches, the second is the hardest.
Alor_lab - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Stephen Barrass
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jan/12
Took the wrong route on this one after I had lead the first pitch. I think it would be worth a revisit as some other users pics show a decent second pitch to the route.
rossn - 2012
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/11
Yourlead - 2nd - 06/Dec/11 with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
TomPollock - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Andy
brighters - AltLd - 27/Feb/11
Pete Barker - Lead - 30/Jan/11 with Mike
Solo up the first few sections to Runnel, but took right turn to avoid heavy traffic. Pete practically climbed it but took a wrong tuen, and we turn back to catch our lift home.
malumb - 2nd dnf - 30/Jan/11 with Pete Barker
Windy and overcast but sheltered in the corrie. John leading. Interesting move over the chock stone.
iansm - 2nd - 14/Jan/11 with Archie, John
chapmand - Lead - 09/Jan/11 with Guy Wilson
Guy Wilson - 09/Jan/11 with Dave Chapman
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Taba
Just enough ice to do this, but enough is all you need. Sketchy gear on the final left groove, up to the chokestone at 30m. Good entertaining moves made all the more fun by being sustained and committing.
Ander - AltLd - 31/Dec/10 with Jimb0
Jimb0 - AltLd - 31/Dec/10 with Ander
SianR - AltLd - 14/Dec/10 with Nikki
nikkimac - Dec/10 with Sian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10
matt_ringrose - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with Alex Nevard
rossn - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Nick Bryan
seemed more difficult that Ewen Buttress ... bit more sustained, last pitch and bit was good
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 13/Dec/09 with Tom
really pleasant route. right hand option
tomdude - AltLd - 13/Dec/09 with rob
Captain Solo - Lead - 08/Mar/09 with Mark
Alastair MacSween - Lead - 07/Mar/09 with Phil Warriner
jsrous - AltLd - 15/Feb/09 with D Smith
joe larner - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Rolf
rossn - 2009
The temp. in the valley was -15 but it was much warmer in the corrie. The route was very thin, almost non-existent in the middle of the second pitch (left variation). Probably IV,5. The gear at the point where the ice disappeared was really poor, in better nick this area would presumably be choked with ice and neve. Well deserves its SMC star. Beautiful day with extensive visibility. Back at the car for 3pm.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Joe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08
Took the right option, the last chimney was good fun.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/08 with Euan
First proper winter route. did not understand how to use gear
Euan Strachan - AltLd β - 20/Dec/08 with Jonnie
Climbed the left hand groove directly. Nice wee route.
Jonny Tee 69 - AltLd - Mar/08 with Pete
graeme gatherer - 2000
Banked out but still felt noticeably harder than the runnel that we thought we were on! All good in the end.
Callum Anderson - Lead O/S - Nov/95 with Phil Ascough