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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

Kirill 06/Mar Lead

Started with the intention to climb Andromeda, but soon realized it would be too slow in current conditions. The crag is completely plastered and a lot of excavation work is required for every gear placement. Someone need to breed some kind of climbing truffle hog that could be sent ahead of the leader in the conditions like these.

with Celso
lusonavigator 06/Mar 2nd O/S
with Kirill
Neil Hamlet 18/Feb 2nd O/S

Tim led - first time on winter climb with Tim. Good weather. Soft crumbly snow - some firm neve.

Tim Hamlet 18/Feb Lead
with Neil Hamlet
rob16 17/Feb Lead
Robertgiddy 29/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
fait 13/Mar/15 Lead
scott mayled 12/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Euan Whitaker
franhammond92 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. First wasn't great but the second more than made up for it. Good route.

with Calum Harvey, USMC, David Robinnette
origamib 14/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Great day but lots of cloud and a windy top out

RUDIN.J.D.H 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

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

Hidden 14/Feb/15 2nd
johnjb 09/Feb/15 2nd O/S

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.

with Ron L CMC, John P CMC
Scott_vzr 08/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Some bomber neve, top pitch after notch, some tricky moves past steps with little frozen turf. Only ice on the bottom 2 metres.

kj001 06/Feb/15 2nd

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.

phil64 06/Feb/15 Lead
with kj001
Hidden 03/Feb/15 TR
stanleynkk ?/Jan/15 AltLd
with Huw Mackin, Richard Kendrick
mattguy ?/Jan/15 -
Richard Kendrick ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Stanley
alasdair19 ??/2015 -
maddy92 20/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

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.

i.fish2000 20/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Would be lovely if there was gear, line was not obvious and was extremely bold.

HardmanJ 20/Dec/14 2nd O/S

Not very difficult moves but gear is pretty non-existent on this route.

luckyjim 07/Dec/14 AltLd
with D Helm
punj 11/Jan/14 AltLd
with Russell Shanks
Mr Fuller 10/Jan/14 AltLd

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.

with Paul Gibbison
K Mckay 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Steve Hutton
GaryK 09/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with Roger Webb
Jonescrusher 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Phil Whitfield
Si ??/2014 -
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
waiting for snow 17/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Took a lot of digging to find pro. Last pitch was very run out.

Hidden 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Mapleleaf 09/Nov/13 AltLd

The route was lean and difficult. Early climbing season.

with Jim Hall
graeme gatherer ?/Nov/13 -

Everything steeper was black. A very wintery day though with lots of new snow, frozen eyebrows and frozen snotters

glenngordon 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with gordon and bruce
andrzej kierzek 20/Feb/13 Lead dnf

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 ..

GlennWatson 20/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/13 -
CMacD ?/Feb/13 -
Johannes Felter ?/Feb/13 -
with Joe Gibson
Nille 13/Jan/13 -

Done in two pitches. I led first one.

johannes 13/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

A bit tricky to avoid the windslab at the exit

scotclimb 13/Jan/13 AltLd
with Maguel Martin
Elsier 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with Inken LSCC, Koon
mksmith35 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitch.

MarkRoe 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Done in 3 pitches. Lead pitch 2.

with Smithy
Koon 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and 3. Conditions lean but turf excellent.

with Elsie
Adrianw 12/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with John Vaughan
David Weston 29/Dec/12 2nd
James_L88 29/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/12 Lead O/S
jemmerson5 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S

first unguided winter climb.. very fun!

Hidden 12/Feb/12 Lead
MaxR 11/Feb/12 2nd
AmyG 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lots of loose snow everywhere!

noemie5438 05/Feb/12 2nd dog

One fall on the third pitches

Hidden 04/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Jack Loftus 04/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
grp 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 03/Feb/12 2nd O/S
becoming-stranger 03/Feb/12 2nd O/S
The Mountain Goat 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
a13x 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Caspian
samwillo 29/Jan/12 AltLd
with Lairig Climbing Club
peter.herd 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

First winter and mountain lead. Lots of in situ gear, really fun route.

with Sam Williams
freudy_love 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Donald Campbell, Neil Barron
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd
Andy Moles 26/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Tricky in places in the conditions. Windslab accumulating, there was a small avalanche off to the right.

with -
Rob84 24/Jan/12 AltLd
with Brian Seery
eccyamigo 22/Jan/12 AltLd

Great route bit thin on ice at the bottom but worth the two stars

with Milo Dog, Brian Leonard
mes32 22/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Very thin with some exciting moves.

milodog 22/Jan/12 AltLd
with Mr B, eccyamigo
Hidden 15/Jan/12 -
mikecollins 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with manmike
jason 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with mike, manmike
Liam FLeming 13/Jan/12 -
tim123487 11/Jan/12 Lead
muzz44 04/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
67hours 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S

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!

with Will Bourne
R_W_M 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S

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.

with Steve C
Ragingpossum 02/Jan/12 2nd
with George cave
SteveCarratt 02/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 2nd
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
chisanga 20/Dec/11 AltLd dnf

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.

with Justin
Lenny 11/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 11/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Felt hard for the grade due to unconsolidated snow.

with Leon
DigitalSteak 07/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
t_stork 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Finlay
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd
SWalls 06/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
Tdavy01 05/Mar/11 Lead
TomPollock 03/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Andy
Hidden ?/Mar/11 -
Rickrick ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
brighters 28/Feb/11 AltLd

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.

Hidden 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Kirill 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches. Michael led the (1) technical pitch. I led the (2) snow slope pitch to the top.

PeteLoveless 06/Feb/11 2nd
elbeanio 21/Jan/11 2nd
Brucemacrosson 20/Jan/11 Lead
with Jonathan Cox
scorky345 19/Jan/11 Lead
with Luke Hefferman
Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 21/Nov/10 -
Hidden 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
JdotP 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Krzysztof Gorgolewski
oliverk 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Pete Graham 13/Nov/10 Solo
with James Monypenny
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Lead
stevelismore 20/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Seconded with one walking axe

with James L
Hidden 08/Feb/10 2nd
matt_ringrose 08/Feb/10 Lead
with Alex Nevard
Hidden ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
JamieSparkes 19/Dec/09 2nd dnf

backed off due to deteriorating conditions.

stuart34 18/Dec/09 Lead O/S
thomasaneurinsmith 13/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Carol Goodall
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 2nd
jameshiggins 05/Dec/09 Solo
calumalien ?/Dec/09 AltLd
with Mr Chevall
Hidden 28/Nov/09 2nd
goingupintheworld 28/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Nikki, Becca
becca1990 28/Nov/09 2nd
with Nikki, Rich
Hidden 08/Nov/09 AltLd
frecro 07/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

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

with olly gourd
jfmchivall ?/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Danny Boy Dunbar 12/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Coleman
suunto12 03/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dad, Giles
joeharvey ?/Mar/09 -
Wanderer100 ?/Mar/09 2nd rpt
georgec ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Boner
MDowson 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Woodiee 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

1st proper winter lead! good banked out conditions - hard nieve and ice, but sparse gear

Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead
PeteH 27/Jan/09 2nd O/S

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!

DaveLeonard 27/Jan/09 Lead
with PeteH
J Brown 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

My first lead at this grade. Lots of powder, and very run out. Great fun.

with RK
Hidden 24/Jan/09 AltLd
masa-alpin 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

I lead P1 (40m) and P3 (30m), Brian lead P2 (30m).

with Brian Q
Jamie Simpson ??/2009 -
timmy-ts ??/2009 -
overexposure 14/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Buried in snow, not much ice, what a mission!

with LB
centurion05 08/Dec/08 Solo
with chris thorne
Hidden 02/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Ally Baba 02/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Nice early season route.

with R. Mcmurry
Jim Slater 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S

Powdery snow lower part of route. Good route.

with Tim Pearson, Phil Lee
dthomson 09/Mar/08 -

Good climb with interesting steps. Some chossy snow.

with Mike Dixon
Hidden 09/Mar/08 -
david0811 07/Mar/08 AltLd
with Mark Reid
jimbobimbo 02/Mar/08 AltLd

Ace.. 1st mixed route. Interesting all the way. Lead 1st and 3rd (last) pitch

with John & Mel
John Kettle 02/Mar/08 AltLd
Becky E 01/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Different Steve 01/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 2nd
PanzerHanzler 01/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Mr.Billiams 12/Jan/08 Lead
with Amy & Lyndsey
Glyn 03/Jan/08 2nd dnf
Alastair MacSween 03/Jan/08 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
davefount ?/Jan/08 Lead dnf

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 :-(

Neil D ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd
stuaart ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Neil Redgrave
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden 30/Dec/07 AltLd
andymoin 23/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

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.

with ollie
robertporter 18/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Cardi 17/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Good fun. Clare did top pitch. Snow mostly solid, powdery in places.

with Clare D
Eccentric 16/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Sarah (Crumbly Rubbish)
Mark Walter ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Steve Becwith
annabel hodges ?/Dec/07 2nd

Really nice route with a fun run-out at the top.

with Jon Bleiker
d_meacher ?/Dec/07 2nd O/S
smcw ?/Dec/07 -


Hidden 25/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/07 AltLd
morsy 25/Nov/07 AltLd

very snowy!

with gerhard mors
Hidden 20/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/06 -
Captain Solo 16/Apr/06 Solo
aged_ape ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with LM
jamestheyip 22/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
Hidden 08/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Birdie 03/Jan/06 -
with Oli
Hidden ??/2006 -
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Rob Pitt ??/2006 -
Colin Mcgregor 31/Dec/05 Lead
with Monica Dean
Hidden 04/Dec/05 -
Hidden 03/Dec/05 Lead
tallthinmonkey ?/Dec/05 2nd
with Ewan Paterson
francis blunt ?/Feb/05 2nd
with Kas and Tom
Hidden ?/Dec/04 2nd
Chris L Hill ?/Dec/04 2nd
with Di Gilbert, Stuart Shaw
sam coward ?/Apr/03 2nd
with Mike and Lisyane
mrtom 17/Mar/03 2nd O/S

First ever winter climb :)

with Ben Williams, James Sample
Hidden 17/Mar/03 AltLd
Andy Clarke 15/Mar/03 AltLd O/S

Early season start. Led P1.

with Tommo, Alex
crowberry gully 28/Feb/03 -
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 01/Jan/03 AltLd
joe king ??/2003 -
Hidden 31/Dec/02 Solo O/S
Tim W ?/Dec/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
abbeywall 21/Apr/01 AltLd
with K
Gman ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Carl
lawrenceK ?/Jan/01 AltLd
Andy Say 29/Feb/00 Lead
with Fireman Steve
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
Hidden 30/Jan/99 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/99 -
Tarquin ??/1999 -
p.crooky#1 02/Feb/98 AltLd
with Crotty
Jamie B ?/Feb/98 Lead
with Kris Quayle
niall_mac ?/Jan/98 AltLd
dangates ??/1998 -
with Kat Jones
seanyt ?/Mar/97 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/97 AltLd O/S
Tarquin ??/1997 -
pingora 31/Jan/94 2nd O/S
with Shaun R
Hidden 10/Jan/94 AltLd
Yourlead 07/Apr/90 AltLd
with Kevin
dodders 16/Feb/89 Lead
with Shaun Pickering
mark-abz 17/Feb/88 Solo
with Andy W
Bob 10/Jan/87 AltLd O/S
with J. Topping
Hidden 10/Jan/87 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
Mark Kemball 16/Jan/83 AltLd
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
John Marsland 26/Mar/82 2nd


with Dave Mould
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