Lead both pitches. First wasn't great but the second more than made up for it. Good route.
franhammond92 - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Calum Harvey, USMC, David Robinnette
Great day but lots of cloud and a windy top out
origamib - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/15
Led pitch 1, James led pitch 2.
Steady throughout but felt bold in places and harder than a grade 3 due to the soft nature of the Neve.
Route felt like a great adventure
RUDIN.J.D.H - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with James Higgins
Great route with sustained interest all the way up. Just reaching it through ice scree and steep exposed snow was tricky. Strong cross wind made for a cold day.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/15 with Ron L CMC, John P CMC
Some bomber neve, top pitch after notch, some tricky moves past steps with little frozen turf. Only ice on the bottom 2 metres.
Scott_vzr - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/15
If this is II/III under these conditions, then I am getting too old for this! Soft powder all round traverse in and generally poor snow/ice on climb. Phil's imagination and experience meant some gear but not much. But brilliant top out just before sunset.
kj001 - 2nd - 06/Feb/15 with Phil Dowthwaite
Hidden - TR - 03/Feb/15
stanleynkk - AltLd - Jan/15 with Huw Mackin, Richard Kendrick
mattguy - Jan/15
alasdair19 - 2015
Practically no usable gear on the entire route, this was defiantly type 2 fun but only just as Gen thought she was going to die repeatedly.
maddy92 - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/14
Would be lovely if there was gear, line was not obvious and was extremely bold. Not sure how this is II/III, felt comparable to E3 5a. Okay, I'm not the most experienced winter climber, but Hidden Chimney Direct was a joke compared to this. So. Mad.
i.fish2000 - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/14 with Jon Hardman, David Maddison
Not very difficult moves but gear is pretty non-existent on this route.
HardmanJ - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/14 with David Maddison, Imogen Fish
luckyjim - AltLd - 07/Dec/14 with D Helm
punj - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Russell Shanks
Deeply unpleasant. Powdery thawing crud to wade/teeter up with two bits of gear in 100 m. Asked for a top-rope for the last 3 metres.
Mr Fuller - AltLd - 10/Jan/14 with Paul Gibbison
K Mckay - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/14 with Steve Hutton
Truly awful. Very banked out, one piece of gear per pitch, crap belays, plus the obligatory shonky cornice. Altogether a regrettable experience. I wish I'd been on a grade 6 instead, itr would have felt safer.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/14 with Roger Webb
Jonescrusher - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Phil Whitfield
Si - 2014
GordonAinslie - 2014
Took a lot of digging to find pro. Last pitch was very run out.
waiting for snow - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13
The route was lean and difficult. Early climbing season.
Mapleleaf - AltLd - 09/Nov/13 with Jim Hall
Everything steeper was black. A very wintery day though with lots of new snow, frozen eyebrows and frozen snotters
graeme gatherer - Nov/13
glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with gordon and bruce
Attempt to climb Milky Way in milky fog. We followed other team from Guildford Mountaineering, who managed to find a route in whiteout conditions. I lead first and second pitch and caught up with them on second stance. It seemed like an easy exit snow field from that point. However, Coups who lead exit pitch reported slushy cornice and had to downclimb back to the stance. All of us abbed off from this point using in situ tat - many people must have done it before ..
andrzej kierzek - Lead dnf - 20/Feb/13
GlennWatson - Solo - 20/Feb/13
Hidden - 09/Feb/13
CMacD - Feb/13
Zippy1999 - Feb/13 with Joe Gibson
Done in two pitches. I led first one.
Nille - 13/Jan/13 with johannes
A bit tricky to avoid the windslab at the exit
johannes - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13
scotclimb - AltLd - 13/Jan/13 with Maguel Martin
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Inken LSCC, Koon
Led 1st and 3rd pitch.
Smithy Smith - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Mark Roe
Done in 3 pitches. Lead pitch 2.
MarkRoe - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Smithy
Led pitch 1 and 3. Conditions lean but turf excellent.
Koon - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Inken, Elsie
Adrianw - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with John Vaughan
David Weston - 2nd - 29/Dec/12 with James Long
James_L88 - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/12 with Dave Weston
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/12
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/12
first unguided winter climb.. very fun!
jemmerson5 - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/12
Matthew Robinson - Lead - 12/Feb/12 with Joe
MaxR - 2nd - 11/Feb/12
Lots of loose snow everywhere!
AGoodi - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Noemie Perret
One fall on the third pitches
noemie5438 - 2nd dog - 05/Feb/12 with Amy Goodill
Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/12
Jack Loftus - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12
grp - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/12 with jon_ridley
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Will Pope, Geoff Pyatt
becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Geoff Pyatt, Jon Ridley
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Dom Sellers
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Jon Miles
a13x - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Caspian
samwillo - AltLd - 29/Jan/12 with Lairig Climbing Club
First winter and mountain lead. Lots of in situ gear, really fun route.
peter.herd - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Sam Williams
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Donald Campbell, Neil Barron
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/12
Tricky in places in the conditions. Windslab accumulating, there was a small avalanche off to the right.
Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/12 with -
Rob84 - AltLd - 24/Jan/12 with Brian Seery
Great route bit thin on ice at the bottom but worth the two stars
eccyamigo - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Milo Dog, Brian Leonard
Very thin with some exciting moves.
mes32 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12
milodog - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Mr B, eccyamigo
manmike - 15/Jan/12 with mikecollins, Jason
mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with manmike
jason - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with mike, manmike
Liam FLeming - 13/Jan/12 with jill plumber
tim123487 - Lead - 11/Jan/12
muzz44 - Lead - 04/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/12
On the walk in I felt quite like shit... But soon my climbing psych hit. The right line I did lose... So I pulled some big moves... And topped out and screamed like a bitch!
67hours - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/12 with Will Bourne
Moved over here after backing off the approach to Osophagus due to deep powder and avalanchy conditions in Y-Gully right. Took the start quite direct to make it more interesting but ended up having to take a lot of time because the leader ahead of us strayed on to appetite for destruction and had a bit of an epic, all walked off together in the dark in a whiteout resulting in a very long day, but worth it. Lots of spindrift again, and a fair bit of deep powder on the approach, upper part of the route and the walkout.
R_W_M - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/12 with Steve C
Ragingpossum - 2nd - 02/Jan/12 with George cave
SteveCarratt - 2nd - 02/Jan/12
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/12
Callum Anderson - 2012
Fell and broke my leg trying the first pitch. Lack of ice - lots of loose snow. Rescued by helicopter which was an experience! Had to leave 3 bits of gear - anybody finds these, I would be extremely grateful for return. A warthog, nut and really nice cam (I think it was a Camalot, size .75, green) and long extenders.
chisanga - AltLd dnf - 20/Dec/11 with Justin
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with Paul
Felt hard for the grade due to unconsolidated snow.
climbing_wiggy - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with Leon
DigitalSteak - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11
t_stork - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Finlay
Moved together with Tom. Another lairig mass ascent.
CacCarnBeag - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Steve, Andy Ruck, Tom Stork
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11
Tdavy01 - Lead - 05/Mar/11
TomPollock - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Andy
Hidden - Mar/11
Rickrick - AltLd - Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11
Great route, in wonderful nic. Lead the 1st and 3rd pitch, although the 1st pitch seemed to total 45-50 metres. Bit of a struggle finding a belay. Nice top out.
brighters - AltLd - 28/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11
Done in 2 pitches. Michael led the (1) technical pitch. I led the (2) snow slope pitch to the top.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Michael Hosemann
PeteLoveless - 2nd - 06/Feb/11
elbeanio - 2nd - 21/Jan/11
Brucemacrosson - Lead - 20/Jan/11 with Jonathan Cox
scorky345 - Lead - 19/Jan/11 with Luke Hefferman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
newtonmore - AltLd - 2011
mwatson - 2011
Hidden - 21/Nov/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Krzysztof Gorgolewski
oliverk - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Dan
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10
Pete Graham - Solo - 13/Nov/10 with James Monypenny
Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/10
Seconded with one walking axe
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with James L
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Feb/10
matt_ringrose - Lead - 08/Feb/10 with Alex Nevard
Hidden - 2010
philw - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
backed off due to deteriorating conditions.
JamieSparkes - 2nd dnf - 19/Dec/09 with Andrew Latham
stuart34 - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/09
thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Carol Goodall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Dec/09
jameshiggins - Solo - 05/Dec/09
calumalien - AltLd - Dec/09 with Mr Chevall
nikkimac - 2nd - 28/Nov/09 with Rich and Becca
goingupintheworld - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Nikki, Becca
becca1990 - 2nd - 28/Nov/09 with Nikki, Rich
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Nov/09
LOTS of powder and not much else meant a slight detour to the right and a scary topout with the worst belay i've set up so far...(buried axe in the only bit of snow that was deep enough...the cornice. not cool.) lead pitches 1 and 3
frecro - AltLd O/S - 07/Nov/09 with olly gourd
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - Nov/09 with Calum Hendry
Danny Boy Dunbar - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Martin Coleman
suunto12 - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/09 with Dad, Giles
joeharvey - Mar/09
Wanderer100 - 2nd rpt - Mar/09
georgec - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Martin Boner
MDowson - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Karl wood
1st proper winter lead! good banked out conditions - hard nieve and ice, but sparse gear
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Matt Dowson
Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/09
A lot of unconsolidated snow on the route, but we were the third party climbing today so not too bad, except for the run-out!
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/09 with Dave Leonard
DaveLeonard - Lead - 27/Jan/09 with PeteH
My first lead at this grade. Lots of powder, and very run out. Great fun.
J Brown - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with RK
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/09
I lead P1 (40m) and P3 (30m), Brian lead P2 (30m).
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Brian Q
Valdres Fjellguider - 2009
timmy-ts - 2009
Buried in snow, not much ice, what a mission!
overexposure - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/08 with LB
centurion05 - Solo - 08/Dec/08 with chris thorne
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/08
Nice early season route.
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with R. Mcmurry
Powdery snow lower part of route. Good route.
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Tim Pearson, Phil
Good climb with interesting steps. Some chossy snow.
dthomson - 09/Mar/08 with Mike Dixon
Hidden - 09/Mar/08
david0811 - AltLd - 07/Mar/08 with Mark Reid
Ace.. 1st mixed route. Interesting all the way. Lead 1st and 3rd (last) pitch
jimsrankin - AltLd - 02/Mar/08 with John & Mel
John Kettle - AltLd - 02/Mar/08
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Andy Nisbet
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Andy Hansler
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/08
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Steve Culverhouse
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08
Mr.Billiams - Lead - 12/Jan/08 with Amy & Lyndsey
Glyn - 2nd dnf - 03/Jan/08 with David Fountain
Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 03/Jan/08 with Phil Warriner
lots of powder and snowing hard, weather deteriating. Think was trying to gain the ridge from the wrong place (from left, very hard). Back off and ran away :-(
davefount - Lead dnf - Jan/08 with Glyn Hudson
Neil D - AltLd O/S - Jan/08 with Jonny Phillips
easers - AltLd - Jan/08 with Doug Aitken
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Neil Redgrave
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
adw07 - AltLd - 30/Dec/07 with Mark Jarvie
Great route, with some entertainment on the second pitch. Surprising for a thin looking Lochain, but nevie all the way; tho most of it was crusty and shite. Some bomber stuff was about and a few bits frozen turf, ice and the occasional mixed move were also found.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/07 with ollie
robertporter - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/07
Good fun. Clare did top pitch. Snow mostly solid, powdery in places.
Cardi - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/07 with Clare D
Eccentric - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/07 with Sarah (Crumbly Rubbish)
Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Steve Becwith
Really nice route with a fun run-out at the top.
annabel hodges - 2nd - Dec/07 with Jon Bleiker
d_meacher - 2nd O/S - Dec/07 with Mark Walter
smcw - Dec/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/07
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Nov/07
morsy - AltLd - 25/Nov/07 with gerhard mors
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/07
Hidden - 2007
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/06 with Mike and alex
Hidden - Dec/06
Captain Solo - Solo - 16/Apr/06
aged_ape - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with LM
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Miguel Ciriza
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/06
Birdie - 03/Jan/06 with Oli
Hidden - 2006
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2006
Hidden - 2006
Rob Pitt - 2006
konacol - Lead - 31/Dec/05 with Monica Dean
Hidden - 04/Dec/05
A nice start to the winter season, I wonder what else this season will bring? I did get the most disgusting hot aches ever at the bottom of the route, clearing the rime took a while.
LakesWinter - Lead - 03/Dec/05 with Liz
tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Dec/05 with Ewan Paterson
francis blunt - 2nd - Feb/05 with Kas and Tom
Hidden - 2nd - Dec/04
Chris L Hill - 2nd - Dec/04 with Di Gilbert, Stuart Shaw
sam coward - 2nd - Apr/03 with Mike and Lisyane
First ever winter climb :)
mrtom - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/03 with Ben Williams, James Sample
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/03
Early season start. Led P1.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/03 with Tommo, Alex
crowberry gully - 28/Feb/03 with Ross McGibbon
joe king - 2003
Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/02
Tim W - AltLd O/S - Dec/02 with Matt Kilner, Jamie Moss
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/02
abbeywall - AltLd - 21/Apr/01 with K
Gman - AltLd O/S - Feb/01 with Carl
lawrenceK - AltLd - Jan/01
Andy Say - Lead - 29/Feb/00 with Fireman Steve
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/99
Hidden - 01/Jan/99
Hidden - 1999
Jamie B - Lead - Feb/98 with Kris Quayle
niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/98 with am_bodach
dangates - 1998 with Kat Jones
seanyt - AltLd - Mar/97
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/97
Hidden - 1997
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jan/94
Yourlead - AltLd - 07/Apr/90 with Kevin
dodders - Lead - 16/Feb/89 with Shaun Pickering
mark-abz - Solo - 17/Feb/88 with Andy W
Bob - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/87 with J. Topping
Hidden - Lead - 1987
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 16/Jan/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson
John Marsland - 2nd - 26/Mar/82 with Dave Mould