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[Looking across to Ewen Buttress from the Vent., 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 194 logbooks, and on 31 wishlists.

Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/14

Mick Loughran - 24/Feb/14 with Richard Apthorpe, Ian Pegg

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/14

Had planned to do ewan's route but when micki backed off, we thought better of it and soloed out of lochain up this this. Probably about II, pretty banked out with bomber neve.
Teappleby - Solo - 22/Feb/14 with Pete Briggs

MSchobitz - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14 with USMC

Grade II conditions with good snow and ice. Cornice was big but not as bad as on the rest of the crag and could be walked around to the right.
JHiley - Solo - 22/Feb/14 with UoSMC Members

pete1993 - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Tom

some ice in the gully. no belay without serious excavation
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with HPC

amccann - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Ben Kelsey

Very powdery chockstone.
MaccMark - AltLd - 17/Jan/14 with James Williams

augustus trout - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/14 with Mark Pilling

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

partly banked out but still tricky solo
mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 26/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 27/Feb/13 with Iain, Rocio

Truan - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13

Lead first pitch. It was grade III ice on that day.
andrzej kierzek - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo dnf - 16/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - 2012

hard day big winds . Could not get pass the chokestone, maybe about 3m above our head . will come back late in the season to try again
OZZY1962 - AltLd dnf - 27/Dec/11 with JEROME

Lead 2nd pitch over chockstone, very little ice, fun!
Jams Crwca - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Danny

There were 2 bits I didn't like about this climb - the long exposed traverse in to the start and then trying to finish the 2nd pitch and rather foolishy following someones tracks u the right hand side - 30m no runners and a vertical exit! Shiting bricks so John soloed up the other side of the gully and brought me across - not nice. First pitch hard with dry tooling and awkward bridging over the chockstone.
gilbert - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with John Naylor

DanT - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with James Moore, Paul Rowlands

quite hard as chockstone exposed, especially as a bolt fell out of my hammer! Exit right for increased excitement - why go the easy way?!
joe king - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with James Moore, dan towns

Seconded Findlay on easy first pitch. Not much snow and fairly crap ice so neither of us could do crux (out of coniditon tech 4?) so abseiled off.
stephenmckenzie - 2nd dnf - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11

johannes - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Tom Davy - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Rickrick - AltLd - Mar/11

robblowen - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Munch

munch88 - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with rob

Awesome neve, icy step steep but short lived. about 90m of I with 10m of III/IV in the middle.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Jamie Lawrence

olekemi - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Andrew T

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/11

Big group, amazing day! With Mumtaz, Stephen, Sophia and Richard.
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/11

timofy - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/11

dansmonkeytroubles - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Alan Vincent, Steph Duits

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/11

williamsd79 - 2nd - 31/Jan/11 with Andy Woolston

We climbed all of the Vent except the grade I snowslope at the top, to access the start of Adventure.
JdotP - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/11 with Ondrej Mandula

climbed it years ago and still have 'mares.... must be gettin' better!
Timo Austino - Solo - 30/Jan/11 with Nats

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11

First winter route
achapman - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11

Other than a slight hicup with some ropes a perfect day!
Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/11 with Sean Watt

Sean20 - 2nd - 27/Jan/11 with Daniel

Third time. K's turn to lead the first pitch. Only climb we could find in the mist today. Excellent icy condition
abbeywall - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with K

mes32 - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

Jillybean - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Martyn

Noodles - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Jill Reinsch

morsy - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with gerhard mors

Callum T - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Louise B, Steve Mullan

owrehleeoh - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

paul79 - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Timo Austino - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

To retrive stuck abasil rope, long story.
Brannock - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

alanramsay - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Alastair Ferguson

mark32 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/10

Fresh powder on cornice, well dodgy exit!!
Fiskavaig - AltLd - 15/Feb/10 with Chris D

Jenny Crook - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/10

PaulCunningham - 2010

davebrox - Solo - 2010

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Dave Gleave, Chris Fawcett

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

Choke stone very thin and steep
Christian Reynish - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with kevin evans

joeharvey - Mar/09

A good climb, but over all to quickly
georgec - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Martin B

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Feb/09

Bram - Lead - 20/Feb/09 with Andy Smith

djking1983 - AltLd - 20/Feb/09 with Chris Laws

Jon Howells lead me and Jo Tansey seconded. Good day only ppl on climb with the route living up to its name.
chrislikesstowford - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/09

Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Rich Pow

Lead first pitch. Short-lived.
t_stork - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Marcus Brown

Backed off at the chockstone - both tried it, both failed!
d80f0u - AltLd dnf - Feb/09 with Alex

nicjbuk - AltLd - 14/Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/09

timmy-ts - 2009

I made this route more interesting by accidently leaving the ice screws in the car.
Boistelle - Lead - 30/Mar/08

very deep soft snow approach
NeilGriffiths - 27/Mar/08

Very lean, felt like grade V.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08 with Steve Grove

david0811 - 2nd - 07/Mar/08 with Locky

frost - AltLd - Mar/08 with N Griffiths

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/08

JdotP - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Stuart Bury

Found there was a lot less snow/ice in the steep middle pitch than initally thought. Very steep move over chockstone followed by scarey climbing over loose choss. Top pitch fine. In hindsight, a poor choice of route in the conditions.
Gman - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/08 with James, Steven

salvaging the day
French Erick - Solo - 20/Jan/08 with Dave Kerr

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/08

abbeywall - AltLd - Jan/08

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Out of condition - Felt like grade V
snakebite - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/07 with Sam Doyle

both attempted this, but conditions under the chokstone were too thin-made for very hard dry tooling !!!! backed off
gb83 - Lead dnf - 18/Dec/07 with m.sakano

Hidden - TR - 17/Dec/07

ShaneHoubart - Lead - Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/07

gripped01 - AltLd - Mar/07 with Si Moore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/07

crux was very lean and hard today
crowberry gully - AltLd - 19/Feb/07 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - 02/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/07

andysroom - AltLd O/S - Jan/07

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2007

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/06

Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 16/Apr/06

Very lean, IV, 4/5
Luke Brooks - AltLd - 02/Feb/06 with Rob Grant

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

tallthinmonkey - Lead - Dec/05 with Ewan Paterson

Not well banked out, hard
Captain Solo - Solo - 14/Mar/05

Nick Beckett - AltLd - Feb/05 with Ian Berisford

Hidden - Lead rpt - Apr/04

Great route after initially being avalanched half way up lending to the climbs name!!I was fastened in to the right hand wall and martin just under the chockstone when it hit us...brian not so fortunate gatting spat out the bottom only stopping when his 50m rope went tight!!a good day!
eccyamigo - AltLd - Feb/04 with Brian Leonard, martin knight

rossn - Solo - 2004

sam coward - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Mike and Lisyane

Yourlead - AltLd - 30/Mar/03 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/03

mrtom - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/03 with Ben Williams, James Sample

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/03

djking1983 - Lead - 01/Mar/03 with James Fry

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/03

joe king - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/02

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Mar/02

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/02

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/02

Dirk Wallis - Solo - Feb/02 with Graham + Mauro

bandersnatch - Lead - Jan/02

Tarquin - 2002

wildrover220 - 2nd O/S - 2002

Very thin: had to do some mixed moves on the left wall with frontpoints in vertical cracks to access the neve above the chockstone. Short but very sweet!
andybuckley - Lead - 2002 with Ed Murfitt

steveP - AltLd O/S - Apr/01 with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/01

Andy Say - Lead - 03/Feb/01

First and only significant ice lead. Not sure about year
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Feb/01

Jim Haydock - Lead - 15/Jan/00 with Pete

Richard White - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

With Martin Collins
Scotsken - Jan/99

Hidden - Lead - 1998

niall_mac - AltLd - Mar/97 with am_bodach

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/96

WB - AltLd O/S - Mar/96 with Nicola

verglass - Feb/96

phardman - Feb/96

andybrown114 - 2nd - 06/Mar/95 with Stewart Leitch, Austen Worth

excellent
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/94 with Carl B.

Hidden - Lead - 27/Dec/92

Yourlead - AltLd - 07/Apr/90 with Kevin

Mickdenali - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/88

mark-abz - Solo - 17/Feb/88 with Andy W

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

First winter climb
Neil Henderson - AltLd - 15/Feb/87 with Martin McLoughlin

rob from scotland - 1987

Hidden - 1987

dodders - Feb/86 with Simon L

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - Feb/84

Tony Prendergast - Mar/83 with Chris Foster

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 18/Jan/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Hidden - 1983

My first winter route in Scotland :-)
Bob - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/82 with D. Geere

sacdenouilles - Lead - Feb/81

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 01/Jan/80 with Andy Chadwick

Hidden - 1976

Conditions a little soft with crux moves quite hard
Peter Main - Solo - 06/Feb/75

Very snowy underfoot!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/75 with Jim Gregson, Steve Berisford, Grahame Thompson

Whilst working as temp at Glenmore Lodge. Climbed and soloed variously since
David Smith - AltLd - Feb/64 with Mike Graham

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Style of ascent

Soloed20 of 194 (10.3%)
Lead35 of 194 (18.0%)
Followed22 of 194 (11.3%)
Toproped1 of 194 (0.5%)
Alt Leads78 of 194 (40.2%)
Unknown38 of 194 (19.6%)

'Climbed'114 of 194 (58.8%)
clean O/S69 of 194 (35.6%)
clean rpt6 of 194 (3.1%)
dnf5 of 194 (2.6%)