Took the left-hand side of the crux as had been cleared by those ahead and the right-hand side was buried. Much trickier than I remember the right side being.niallk - AltLd rpt - 23/Mar/14 with Willie
DundeeDave - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Ewan Gourlay
colenn - AltLd - 23/Mar/14 with Liam Brophy
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Mar/14
Beautiful day, warm spring sunshine on the walk in but very wintry once out of the sun and on the route. Did the left variant half way up the chimneys and left top out (both tech 5 IMO). The route is a pretty solid IV even with good neve. A brilliant very enjoyable line. Due to avalanche hazards Steve insisted on descending the south side of the mountain and walking back along the Glen Etive road....took 3 and a half hours from the summit!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Steve Grove
Stuart Wildman - 2nd - 02/Mar/14 with Neil
gordon henderson - AltLd - 02/Mar/14 with Paul Rochford
Difficult approach to route up the lower slopes of North Buttress due to soft wet snow. Climb in excellent condition with a good build-up of nevi snow. Walk off via Stob Dearg, 902 and the ridge west of Coire na Tulaich. Good conditions but high avalanche risk in coires.
Roch - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Gordon Henderson
Good climbing. Abbed off after second pitch due to time. And to the Dundee lads, fair play, who needs crampons anyway ?!
Nath93 - 2nd - 01/Mar/14
Lead pitches 1 & 2 before abbing off due to time.
Started the route just after some guys from Dundee, who I've got photos of if you read this.
Cameron94 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14
Grim and slushy. Lead p2&4
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Ali Baxter, Pat Brien, Dan Slome
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/14
moose ridd - AltLd - 20/Feb/14 with M.Sadler
Following a couple of PyB parties of 3, but still got off in reasonable time. Lovely route, made a bit more technically interesting at the moment but the snow on the rock being a bit wet and unconsolidated.
andybuckley - AltLd - 19/Feb/14 with Tom Whipple
Tom Vivian - 2nd - 19/Feb/14 with Spike Sellers, Jonathan
KlaasW - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Brendan bailey
Dougbart - Lead - 16/Feb/14 with DONATELLA, Niel
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14
Matt Harle - AltLd - 15/Feb/14
Led P1 & 3, including the thrutchy crux chimney, which felt harder than tech 4. Lots of good gear though, and bomber neve all the way up. Abbed from the top as it was blowing a hoolie.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/14 with Mr. Harle, Matt Harle
Tarquin - 11/Feb/14
Wild windy day so abbed back off when finished. Good day though
tallpaulselfridge - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/14 with Chris Smith
In good condition approach slopes had deep slushy snow which made it a bit of a slog to get to.
chris smith - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/14
Only first and second pitch, ab off
bedsforsleepypeople - 09/Feb/14 with Ben Davenport
n.LiVE - AltLd dnf - 09/Feb/14
Superb Neve on the route. Snowed more or less all day and rained below us. Abbed the line to get off and had horrible descent on loaded wet slopes.
stratandrew - AltLd rpt - 08/Feb/14 with Clay Conlon
Great route and good conditions, led P3.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Andy S
Conditions varied on route good squeaky neve on the first two pitches then a little less consolidated after that, good weather at last.
easers - AltLd - 07/Feb/14 with Doug
Dougbart - AltLd - 07/Feb/14 with Iain
magik_bob - 2nd - 07/Feb/14
JRae - AltLd - 06/Feb/14 with Ben Kelsey, Paul M
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/14
Drove up wednesday night and a late start on this. Me - p1 (easy romp to get the eye in)
Jonny - p2 nice moves
Paul - p3 harder variation with thin moves through the top slab.
Topped out onto the summit in the dark and down by half 8. good first route of the season
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/14 with Paul Murdy, JRae
pmurdy - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/14 with Ben K, Jonny Reay
jules1990 - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/14 with Rob, Tim Neil
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Feb/14
Good fun. Busy route today!
arose - AltLd - 04/Feb/14 with Scott Brooks
Ryan23 - 2nd - Feb/14
martinmckenna - AltLd - 30/Jan/14 with John
Winter Climbing Foundation
Tarquin - Lead - 23/Jan/14
Luci - 22/Jan/14 with Euan, Gail
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/14
Brian Pollock - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with Florian, Luca
Carol lead 1st and 3rd pitch, I did the middle and we soloed the rest. Great neve on the route.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with Carol
Fab route with good neve. Led 1st and 3rd pitches and soloed the top section.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with Jonnie Williams
Good nick. Superb mountaineering day out.
Brucemacrosson - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Ewan Paterson
Ewanski - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Bruce M
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/13 with david allan
andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/13 with Ole Kemi, Mark Gorin
Plenty of snow. Given the conditions, a mixed route relying on snow-plastered rock provided a great start to the season. Alone on the face.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/13 with Andy B, Mark G
MLH - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Dave Buckett
Tarquin - 07/Feb/13 with Subbs
carl_123 - AltLd - 07/Feb/13
mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 05/Feb/13 with Mike Pescod
lberry - 2nd - 04/Feb/13
Led 1 and 3. Great day, alpine like finish
abbeywall - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with K
Glorious. Finished in the dark as we were in a queue, but that didn't detract from the spectacular setting and the variety of climbing - rock, turf, neve.
Tom Stoddart - Lead - 02/Feb/13 with Dave Battley
flett53 - 2nd - Feb/13
bob johnson - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with Mike Pescod, Rich Ball
lead chimney pitches, very nice!
Dougbart - AltLd - 20/Jan/13 with david bird
Scott Rankin - AltLd - 19/Jan/13
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Alek Zholobenko
mrbird - 19/Jan/13
Traversed from rough ground onto this route by accident after failing to find curved ridge in all of the cloud, so only actually led the final 50m pitch of technical climbing - excellent pitch! Moved together for the final 150-200m of scrambley type ground to the summit.
mattking_109 - Lead - 19/Jan/13 with Sam
Gordon Lacey - 19/Jan/13
Failed to find Curved Ridge and somehow ended up on this, climbed the last pitch or so of it.
parker5 - 2nd - 19/Jan/13 with Matt King
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13
rob16 - AltLd - 2013
DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with jeff thorley
Excellent lean low down
michaelb1 - AltLd - 28/Nov/12
Ed Saint - Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/12
tomdude - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with adrian macleod
Only winter-ish conditions. Solo-ed bottom and top, and did two pitches for the cruxy middle. Em led both the pitches.
LibS - 14/Feb/12 with Jess Whitehead, Emily Roo
Hidden - Lead β - 14/Feb/12
Hidden - 14/Feb/12
Rick Ashton - Lead - 04/Feb/12 with Peter McCallum
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/12
I led P1 & P2, Zac coaching alongside on a separate rope. Tina belaying. Zac led the last pitch as we running short on time. Abbed off in the dark. Got ropes stuck. All food fun tho'. lean conditions.
stratandrew - Lead β - 31/Jan/12 with Tina Rupnik
Hidden - AltLd dog - 29/Jan/12
Led 2nd half of route.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 20/Jan/12 with Iain Gallagher, Scott Kirkhope
Tom Redmond - 2nd - Jan/12 with tom nichols
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/11
Awesome Route whats all this about abbing after the dificultys the hardest part was finding the way to the top in the dark and rain!
David86 - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Dickie Davis, james davis
Mountainman62 - 2nd - 30/Dec/11 with David86, James91
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Jeremy Morris
gee-whizz - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/11 with Tel-goatman, Gaz
jmaskill - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11
Started a bit to the left probably. Fun go-anywhere climbing. Sam's first winter climb. Descended the buttress.
stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Sam Davies
Attempted this after backing off Shelf route, as the avalanche condition in the approach gully was far too dodgy. Climbed several pitches worth distance before abseiling off as it was becoming late.
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 12/Mar/11 with Owen F
After steering towards Shelf route then backing off due to soft snow in Crowberry Gully, attempted North Buttress. However being late in the day/soft snow/other teams abbing off we decided to retreat. At the car around 4pm then had to dig a foot of snow from around the cars and track with help from another team. Called it a day and went home!
OwenF - 2nd dnf - 12/Mar/11 with Masa
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/11
Pete23 - 2nd - Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/11
Good snow apart from at top after all the pitches. Ab'd down in 5 abs. Took a while to get on right track/start in mist - doh. Thanks guys for returning dropped tat !
lithos - AltLd - 18/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11 with Nik Goile
Entertaining climbing in good conditions. Lack of visibility meant we couldn't really take in the positions but still a great day out. The snow deteriorated into very loose powder just after the technical climbing finished. We carried on for one more pitch but decided to ab rather than head to the summit. The in situ belays didn't work out quite right as one ab was 65m :-)
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11 with Rob
Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/11
Guyinsas - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/11 with Campbell West
All lead by Gill - practice for impending assessment! Great route in good condition - helpful sticky snow :)
isi_o - 2nd - 16/Feb/11 with brian morrison, Gillian Culshaw
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/11
Behind a team of two and another of three meant Dave abbing off from the top pitch and a tricky descent in failing light, excellent downclimbing and route finding by Dave
Richie Rich - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/11 with Dave law
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/11
Good route though lacking in much consolidated snow low down. Abseiled down route as snow conditions on descent looked extremely dodgy.
jon59 - AltLd - 16/Feb/11
Quite a bit of spindrift, and the cracks were choked up with snow and ice. Good route though, abseiled off after the difficulties.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 15/Feb/11 with John Macdonald
A superb route - abed off after main pitches due to poor conditions and soft snow on top. Proper winter conditions with high winds and spindrift especially on approach; which we did from west (left) via curved ridge approach and bottom of crowberry basin - interesting in itself in the conditions :-0
jandyd05 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/11 with Dave Kenyon, Julie Anglesea
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Feb/11
Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with Nathan Sharp
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/11
robcrowther - 2nd - 09/Jan/11
Under a lot of fresh snow, but really good fun with nice positive steep sections.
fall-line - 2nd - 07/Jan/11 with Kenny
PAJames - 2011
Deep powder on way in & in the gully/chimney lines. Lots of clearing to do. No ice to speak of. Lovely day though.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/10 with Joris Volmer, Kev
Deep powder snow and no ice made climbing really hard, had to dig out every hold and gear placement. Four long pitches plus a lot of wading through thigh-deep snow, 11.5h from car to car. Spooky walking around the summit in the dark.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Andy
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 30/Jun/10
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Alex
Scrambled up to below the chimneys, but it was too warm, no frost, and was in poor summer condition rather than winter condition, so crossed over to curved ridge. Pretty disappointing :(
KeithAlexander - AltLd dnf - 13/Mar/10 with karinh
unbezonking - 28/Feb/10
Pucker condition, helpful neve, clear cracks, blue sky, excellent outing. Were followed by two happy Germans sampling the delights of Scottish winter...
whispering nic - AltLd - 22/Feb/10 with Ali Cashman
Spence22 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Wil
amy - 2nd - 20/Feb/10 with will_he_fall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/10
Great route. Loads of snow. Hard for the grade.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 17/Feb/10 with Roger Ward
topped out at 1 am, car battery flat when we got down, found some very spicey mixed climbing on it, matt started in bare feet
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/10 with lee, matt
Lower pitches were in summer condition, middle of the route was out of condition with mushy snow and semi-frozen turf. Top of route was in excellent condition. Started route at 10.45am, finished 12.45am! Matt need to doff his big boots and climbed barefoot in order to climb the first pitch. Surely off route given the difficult climbing throughout. Felt tough in current conditions but a great mountaineering outing. Also, a flat car battery at 3am which meant were not at our hut until 5am...
Big Lee - 2nd - 11/Feb/10 with Tom Brookes, Matt Gordon
Brilliant route! We found it hard under soft snow and it felt much longer than we thought it would. Crappy near white-out conditions by the time we finished all the difficulties.
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Sam Wood and Softie P
Hidden - 02/Feb/10
tubby two - Lead - Feb/10 with Softie P, Tinky
Part of Jagged Globe Course
efetunc - 2nd - Feb/10 with Andy Owen
First grade IV- felt long and hard under powder conditions (for me!) but a really great mountaineering route
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Stuart
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
lots of swimming involved
Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/09 with kevin mcgrath
Brodie - 2nd - 12/Dec/09 with mikey
zoeduffin - 2nd - Dec/09
Theeni - AltLd - 08/Apr/09 with Matt Kemp
AB1965 - 15/Mar/09
John Kettle - AltLd - 10/Mar/09
Too warm, everything was melting. I tried the first pitch, but backed off. Richard lead it but we abbed off half way up the second pitch. Then witnessed a huge avalanche coming out of Great Gully. One of those 'learn a lot' days. Looks like it would be a great route, so we'll get back on it when things are a bit colder.
J Brown - AltLd dnf - 07/Mar/09 with RK
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 07/Mar/09
Jenko - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/09 with B L
Warmed up so snow only on upper reaches. Stunning views across Rannoch Moor. Mags led.
Andynsloan - 2nd rpt - 18/Feb/09 with Andre Zlattinger, Magnus Loutit
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/09
Hidden - Lead - Feb/09
mikemartin - AltLd dnf - 29/Jan/09
CT6419 - Solo - 2009
Hidden - 2009
good climbing in the first three pitches. lean conditions with powder made the climbing slightly harder than the grade would suggest.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/08 with john
Great weather but poor snow conditions.
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Mark Reid
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with dave kenyon
nukebat - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Colin
JulianD - 2nd - 03/Mar/08 with Dave Evans
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/08
John Kettle - AltLd - 05/Feb/08
Deep powder, hard going and time consuming.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 11/Jan/08 with Ewan
unconsolidated snow, similar difficulty to Ordinary Route, SCNL.
danm - AltLd - Jan/08 with Sion
joe king - Lead - 26/May/07 with simon and john
Excellent route, very soft snow conditions, first on route, good day
Stewart B - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Colin Hastie
gregor - Jan/07
Hidden - 2007
Alastair MacSween - Lead - 01/Apr/06 with Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
Great route even in poor conditions.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 19/Mar/06 with peter metcalfe
Fantastic route. Shaw ended up with all the technical pitches, which he dispatched in fine style. Scary exit across disintegrating snow slope at top of pitch 4, above that a splendid Alpine-style ridge leads to the summit.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 19/Mar/06 with Shaw Brown
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with ross barnes
a_d_tru - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with Neil W
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 05/Mar/06 with Andy C
Interesting conditions, fantastic weather. Took 4 hours.
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/06 with Charlie Everett
Best climb of the winter
Ross Barnes - AltLd - Mar/06 with Andy I
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06
dsiska - Lead - 19/Feb/06 with Manfran, Nina
Poor snow consolidation making the technical grade a little harder. Good protection when required from mid sized rocks. 55m rope useful to reach the best belays!
RunningMan - Lead - 18/Feb/06 with Keith Bevan
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Feb/06
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/06
Meant to do Curved Ridge but followed some other climbers and... bit of an epic. Topped out in a blizzard. White out. 10 hours car to car.
Andynsloan - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/06 with Juliette Chrisman
ArnaudG - Feb/06 with Little John
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Andy Munro
easers - AltLd - Feb/06 with Doug Aitken
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 2006 with James Sutton
Alastair MacSween - Lead - 26/Feb/05 with Graham Hunter
sgl - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/05 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/05
Christian Beck - Lead O/S - 2005
Richard Weller - AltLd - 31/Jan/04 with Euan Scott
Jamie B - Lead - 02/Jan/04 with Jamie Hagemann
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
akhughes - Lead O/S - 2004
CMacD - 2004
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 06/Sep/03
JP guiding - lashing rain, descended Curved Ridge
Robbie H - 2nd - 09/Mar/03 with Jonathan Preston
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 19/Oct/02
Hidden - 01/Feb/02
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - Jan/02
hmm.. got benighted on this after going slightly off route, getting an axe jammed in a crack and basically getting very very worried!! All part of lifes rich tapestry i guess though!
Mattyk - Lead - 30/Dec/01 with Jamie Moss & Ted
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 29/Sep/01
crowberry gully - 25/Mar/01 with Ross McGibbon
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 05/Aug/00
Hidden - Mar/00
nickcanute - AltLd - Feb/00 with tim parkinson
bandersnatch - Lead - Feb/00
Hidden - 2000
Tarquin - 2000
graeme gatherer - 2000
Dave Kerr - Lead - 29/Dec/99 with Dave Cashman
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/99
Climbed as a rope of 3, can't remember who the other was? Each led a pitch. Like rockclimbing with snow!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/99 with Al Metelko
Hidden - Lead - Feb/99
DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Jan/98 with Tim Stain
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - Jan/98 with Tim Blakemore
niall_mac - AltLd - Dec/97 with am_bodach
ColdAndWet - AltLd - 30/Dec/96 with Jok
Marti999 - 1994
colinakmc - Feb/92 with Dave Park
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/89
Was down as II in our guide. Was terrified for the entire trip! Happy that the weather was pants for the rest of the trip!
BigHairyIan - 2nd dog - 21/Feb/88 with Steve Waite (Little Steve)
Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/88
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 03/Jan/86 with Neville Elstone
GeoffG - AltLd - 23/Feb/79 with mick hardwick
Lone Rider - AltLd - 1979