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[On the direct version of the crux tower just before the summit, 2 kb]straightforward scrambling, variable at will until the ridge narrows to a rock tower barring passage to the summit. Passing this briefly reaches grade 3 and is quite exposed. It also has to be reversed on descent.

Ticklists: Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey.

Photo: On the direct version of the crux tower just before the summit © Iain Thow
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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Darrell Read - 27/Sep/14 with Robbie King

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/14

gav - 07/Sep/14 with Anna

Lovely scrambling, just pick a line and make it as hard as you like for most of the way.
Puma - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 30/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 26/Apr/14

Steve Woollard - Solo - 15/Mar/14 with Andy Owen

crustypunkuk - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

genghis76 - 2014

Hidden - 11/Jul/13

Rob Halliday - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Kate Bellew

Fabulous scrambling along the ridge, but bashed my knee going up the crux to the summit, so came back down the easier way (a wee ramp on the south side of the gully; would be easier going up that way too) Had to pack in the scrambling for the day as knee was too sore so headed back along trying to follow the path to the north, but that was actually harder than going over the top!!
jjax - Solo - 14/Jun/13

yehti - 28/May/13

daviesp2 - 12/May/13

dustbuddy - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 2013

dustbuddy - 2013

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12

Gazlynn - Solo - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/12

MelH - Solo - 12/Jul/12 with Ed

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/12

hokkyokusei - 05/Jun/12 with Bernadette

oliverk - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Dustin - Solo - 23/May/12 with Tom Pollock

TomPollock - Solo - 23/May/12 with Dustin Bunyan

scatface - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/12 with pepette

Hidden - 01/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

petecox84 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

By moonlight
Andy Moles - Solo - 07/Nov/11 with Lyndsey

Wasn't quite dark enough yet so we thought a quick spin along the ridge would be a nice end to the day, quite technical scrambling if you stick to the ridge, amazing views...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Emily

olekemi - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Andrew T, Jamie L

In the wet. But well good!
CacCarnBeag - Solo - 15/Oct/11 with Lairig club folk

joeydurkin - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Chris W, John redhead

Needed a hand down on the return from the Western summit.
ceri's - 04/Jul/11 with Charles

Erik_M - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/11

iceicebaby - 05/Jun/11 with Sam Wood

SianR - Solo - May/11 with GUMC

JonmapDL - May/11 with EUMC

net - 19/Apr/11 with George

Pete Barker - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Lizzie

Sean20 - Solo - 17/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

isi_o - 2011

Blue ski, no clouds, fantastic views.
andyinglis - Solo - 26/Sep/10 with Monica

No rain, cloudy, but managed to get good views from the summit in the end. Excellent scrambling to be had all over the place - tricky section just before western summit difficult to reverse on descent but not as bad as it looks.
mountainbagger - Solo - 20/Sep/10 with Mrs Mountainbagger

Hidden - Solo - 04/Aug/10

Daniel Heath - 23/Jul/10

Awesome day out. Had great fun playing on all the scrambling sections on the top.
Sutty22 - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Soj

xusa - Solo - 08/Jun/10 with Gareth Borthwick

Also with Neil Barron, met Andrew, Ronnie and Ross near top.
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Paul Freudenthal

Calzzak - Solo - 06/Jun/10

freudy_love - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Neil Barron, Robert Taylor

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/May/10

macmuseeuw - Solo - 01/May/10 with Matthew Anderson

quarryman - Apr/10 with Steve Tomkinson, Norman Reece

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo - Sep/09

DundeeDave - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Jenny Urquhart

prog99 - 17/May/09 with Fiona

TimHarwood - Aug/08

SianR - Solo - May/08 with Archie

petegunn - Solo - 20/Feb/06 with Davina

rambler_gary - 2005

Sandman55555 - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/03

alooker - Solo - 2002

Captain Solo - Solo - 09/May/01 with Iain, Michael, Colin, Karen

Hidden - Solo - 2001

Hidden - 2000

backed of the final tricky section before the summit, did not fancy having to reverse it. To my shame, elite mountaineer Jeremy did get there. Still, the stunning views north to Suilven went some way to make up for me bottling it...
no_more_scotch_eggs - Solo dnf - Oct/97

Stuart S - Jul/97 with Sharon Stronach

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/97

sometime in the late 90s anyway!
nick everett - 1997

Hidden - 10/May/96

Pete Pozman - Aug/90

Yourlead - Solo - 13/May/90

Simon Caldwell - 1990

Done this with a group of army lads.
DAVID0347 - AltLd β - 02/May/81 with Army group

leland stamper - AltLd O/S - Aug/74 with Hugh Grandfield

Sean Kelly - Mar/74 with Brian Forster

Iain Thow - Solo - Aug/73 with Martin Thow

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Katherine Ross, Hidden, simon geering

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Style of ascent

Soloed47 of 88 (53.4%)
Lead2 of 88 (2.3%)
Alt Leads4 of 88 (4.5%)
Unknown35 of 88 (39.8%)

'Climbed'66 of 88 (75.0%)
clean O/S20 of 88 (22.7%)
clean β1 of 88 (1.1%)
dnf1 of 88 (1.1%)