Umbrella Falls*** V 5
[The crux pitch of Umbrella Fall, 3 kb]230m. No description has been contributed for this climb.
M. Fowler, P. Butler 01/Apr/1984

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: The crux pitch of Umbrella Fall © Christopher Douglas
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Direct start wet and avoided, rest of route fat, umbrella half- formed and passed on left via 10m of vertical ice. Led umbrella pitch and gave rest to Si
gripped01 - AltLd - 01/Mar/15 with Si Moore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/14

First Grade V lead. Hard, long crux pitch.
planetmarshall - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with Christopher Douglas

Nick Clement - AltLd - 17/Feb/14 with Paul Figg

Paul Figg - AltLd - 17/Feb/14 with Nick Cement

Robertgiddy - Lead - 16/Feb/14

bullwinkle - AltLd - 05/Apr/13 with Amanda, Alan

good route. ice was very brittle today.
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with steve peatfield

Elsier - 2nd - 29/Mar/13 with Adrian

Enjoyable climbing. The icefall up the initial terrace was in good condition, but I managed to miss it by not looking properly. So I struggled uo mixed ground instaed. The rest of the route is straight forward. Take the main ice column on the right at the moment, using the gap between the column and the rock, before swinging round left onto the column. No rock gear available at the moment, abseiled off V-threads.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/13 with Ewan Lyons

A bit blustery on the walk in but not too bad once in the upper coire. Good ice on the top 2 pitches, first time abbing off abalakovs, very exciting!
Captain Solo - AltLd - 24/Mar/13 with Gary

Slightly dodgy snow conditions with alot of slab about so opted for Umbrella Falls with a safer top out after rapping off the steeper left hand Start. Fantastic route with a steeop crux pitch (no umbrella) with the ice varrying from brilliant to brittle. Lead P2, but left the rest to Graham.
Yourlead - 2nd - 20/Mar/13 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/13

Ben took the meaty middle pitch while my lip recovered from an ice induced laceration - great option when Poachers is busy.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Ben Tibbetts

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10

colinthrelfall - Lead - 2010 with paddy

Led pitches 1 & 2. Was IV,5 in the old Scottish Winter Climbs Guidebook, certainly wasn't that day!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - Feb/05 with Andy Barker

By far my hardest winter route at the time and part of a great epic weekend. We finished in the dark, me without a waterproof/windproof and Ken without a headtorch. We bumslid down a grade I gully on the south side of the ridge and eventually picked our way through the rocks to the road. The kind lady who gave us a lift back to the car turned out to be married to the head of the local mountain rescue and was pleased to hear we didn't think there was anyone else still up there!
Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Ken Applegate

Hidden - AltLd - 2001

CMacD - 1995

Hidden - 01/Apr/87

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
iksander, MrRiley, JonmapDL, Col Kingshott

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