A full on epic mountain route! 1st 2 pitches are the hardest, I led the 2nd which has some super thrutchy moves in the chimney, 1st felt very hard (but that's probably because I couldn't feel my fingers from belaying in the cold), and the 3rd was just great! Some of the best positions I've been in in the mountains, excellent value for E1 that's for sure, well worth its stars. Did the 2 VS continuation pitches to top out on Aonach Dubh which are not recommended - extremely loose and as such very scary with very little good gear!
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/15 with Misha Bruml
Epic. Intimidating but rewarding test piece mountain E1, exposure is absolutely class. Fun traverse walk-in round the north of aonach dubh from our bivvy on the east face. led P1 and 3. P1 steep crux off the deck took a few goes, careful route-reading required to move from the slab into the wet groove, which was quite nails and scary. Beautiful drier laybacking moves higher up. P2 ultimate thrutch, Hugh dispatched it like a boysie. P3 the most pleasant, a tad easier but still not a walk. Did the VS continuation to the top, not recommended unless you are a connoisseur of roped soloing steep mossy rotten choss... 1 star in Gary Latter!?! Is it fuck! Was scarier than the E1!
mishabruml - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/15 with Hugh Simons
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14
Top quality. Sustained, good rock, bomber gear and outstanding positions, particularly the 2nd stance. Unarguably 5c to get off the ground (egotistical thugs will disagree of course).
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Colonel Sir Timothy Clarke C.E.O.
newtonmore - 16/Sep/14 with joris
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Uisdean
Fantastic climb. Pumpy and sludgy in all the right places. Somewhat awkward approach
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Doug Bartholomew
Amazing, led 2&3 A bit wet in places
Dougbart - AltLd - 12/Sep/14 with Tom
Everything about this is epic. Walk-in, every pitch, descent and walk off all tough. First 10m or so of P1 were pretty wet as was the chimney on P2, quite emotional. Exposure is something else.
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Anne Gumbley
Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Mark Fairbank
Route was quite damp in places, but dry where it needed to be. Great route worth the stars, lead P1 + 3
joesmith - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Ali Rose
Went back after starting up the clearances my mistake a few weeks ago. brilliant route.
arose - AltLd - 24/May/14 with Joe Smith
prcleary - 2014
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/13
ok climbing, brilliant position and exposure
Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with calum, hannah gibbs
colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ewan
An historic great line but I was doubting the **** rating as I thrutched up the slimy chimney on pitch 2. It redeemed itself on the superb 3rd pitch though. ***
Captain Solo - AltLd - 12/Jul/13 with Colin M
captain - 2013
captain - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Ri - Lead O/S - Jul/12
In perfect condition, not a wet hold all route. The first 2 pitches are both brilliant and the 3rd is good. As good an e1 as I've ever done. Michael and me both thought each other had the quickdraws, so we didn't have any! Made do fine with 4 extenders and a few slings though.
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with michael
Led P2. Excellent route. Plenty of porridge required for this one. Long steep walk-in, and steep sustained climbing.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Mike Tutt
cat22 - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Mike
glenngordon - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with tamsin gay
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Ivan
Hidden - 2012
with alexis 2002?
alasdair19 - 2012
matt perks - 2012
Hidden - 2011
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/10
Brilliant! Well worth the bush-wacking t takes to reach it. Lead 2nd pitch. Impressive lead from Andy on the very 'damp' first pitch, where the crux move is getting of the ground. The hanging chmney/groove which ends the second pitch was ruddy hard work, almost had me off (or rather out) twice. Thank god theres three cams stuck in the final 6 foot of the thing :)
lrandall - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mandy
wet and sustained, the chimney was slimey and eats cams, the extension pitches above were loose and dirty and we finshed just as it was getting dark but a thouroughly enjoyable mountain experience.
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Vicki Mayes, Lawrie Brand
Another big day out with the mayes/harvey/brand combo. Climb was pretty wet where it counted, which made it feel tough..Led p.1&3, stunning line and sustained climbing that never lets up, total classic
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Vicky Mayes, Dougie Harvey
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/09
Excellent. I think the middle pitch is hardest. Route finding for the walk in isn't easy
Boistelle - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Ryan Glass
sgl - AltLd - 27/May/08 with duncan
Hard first move. Tiring chimney on the second pitch. Brilliant climbing through all 3 pitches. Classic.
decs - AltLd O/S - 27/May/08 with Sam
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with Roy Thomas, Lee Mercer
Three good pitches, with different characters. Delicate steps, laybacks and hard chimney climbing. Finished in the rain which turned out to be just too much for the grip on my shoes. Worth the stars
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with Ed Babington, Roy Thomas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/07
Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson
westaway - Lead O/S - 2007
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/06
Slimy, dark, foreboding, sustained and downright classic!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - May/04 with Elika
bullybones - 2002
gypsy3006 - AltLd O/S - Aug/99
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 26/Jun/99 with Tim Morozzo
low in grade
Grezza - Lead O/S - Jun/99 with Pete Riley, Paul E
phardman - 20/Jul/97
Found the first pitch ok but the second chimney desperate! Led the 3rd. A great classic and hard for the grade.
brianrunner - 2nd - Jul/97 with roger
phardman - AltLd O/S - 31/May/97 with Muir Morton
ellis - AltLd O/S - Jun/96 with Tom Bridgeland
CMacD - 1996
Hidden - AltLd - 1995
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 28/Aug/93 with Malcolm Davies
Hidden - Lead - 27/May/93
Mike Owen - 30/May/91 with Elaine Owen
prcleary - 1991
Hidden - AltLd - 1991
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 25/May/90 with steve williams
Hamish Leslie - Lead O/S - 1989 with Wendy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/88
Hidden - Solo - 1988
andybirtwistle - AltLd - 24/May/87 with Ian Kyle
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Lone Rider - AltLd - 25/Aug/84 with John Christie
GeoffG - AltLd - Jul/83 with paul bannister
Bob - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/82 with M. Lynch
also climbed in 90's with John Stanger and did pitches Iseconded
uphillnow - AltLd - 04/May/82 with Al Bennett
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/81
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/81
Hidden - Lead - 18/May/80
robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara
Hidden - 1980
Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/77 with Peter Douglas
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/68