Awesome, such fun climbing at the start! Interesting finish to the route...
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Andy Harrison
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15
gavmac - AltLd - 03/Jan/15 with Steve Paget
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14
Excellent conditions, cold, clear and sunny. Led a tricky first pitch, with crux and chimney, well frozen turf further up where it widened out. Second and third pitches led by Rob, including a run out section at the top to a powdery cornice. Great views across a windy plateau. Triggered a small slab release from wind-blown build up on the western descent back to the lochan - lucky is wasn't worse and a timely reminder to be mindful of changing conditions throughout the day.
prwalker - AltLd - 29/Dec/14 with wupert
yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014
gordigotama - 2014
AidanMorris - AltLd - 07/Dec/13
robgixer - AltLd - Dec/13
oliverk - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Zoe
BillyBurnside1 - AltLd - 09/Nov/13
Hidden - 09/Mar/13
Bailed after pitch 1 - conditions were bad and unsuitable.
mikecollins - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/13 with manmike
Steep and hard start, followed by a powder swim and lots of pulling up onto powdery ledges. I think Carol enjoyed herself leading her first cornice...
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Will, Carol
Great climb with a steep start and interesting steps all the way up. Was very snowy so glad to be on second most of the way but tackled a tunnel-like cornice to finish off.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Will Taylor, Jonnie Williams
PAJames - 13/Jan/13
Hidden - 2013
alasdair19 - 2013
Struggled a bit on the initial crack but got there in the end. Some useful ice on 2nd pitch but gear hard to find, easy neve romp to finish. Great top out with the setting sun.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 11/Dec/12 with Barry
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Nov/12
guy757 - 03/Nov/12
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/12
BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with steve peatfield
closer to IV 6 than tech 5 on the day. crux very aqward and pretty pummpy
connor - AltLd β - 05/Feb/12 with willey
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/12
with greg, more sustained than the guide book suggests, crux definitely first pitch bit next two had there moments pulling over bulges, scary steep snow at the top.
Busy day in Lachain as well, teams on virtually all the classic grade 6/7 mixed routes and even a film crew.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12
steev - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/12 with Andy Buckley
Cool route. First couple of bulges pretty hard, then easier above. The final line of The Crack in the headwall looks like it'd make an awesome finale for those capable of it.
andybuckley - AltLd - 27/Jan/12 with Steve Crawford
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/12
Edvin m - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/12
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with janey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12
Hidden - 2012
Nice climb, bit rushed due to it being second route of the day, climbed second pitch through cornice in dark, very atmospheric! :/ Nice first pitch though.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/11 with Pat Ingram
P1 then mark led to below the cornice where i climbed through to top. Tony full of cold so stayed on second.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Mark Schmude, Tony Womersley
Brilliant route in v. good night. Simon put in a blinder of a lead on the 1st pitch.
Brucemacrosson - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Simon Opit
Soooperb nick. Three stars on the day.
John Workman - Lead - 06/Feb/11 with Chris D
Pete Graham - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with Tom Powell, Tom Everett
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Pete, Tom Powell
Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Pete Graham, Tom Everett
White-out made it difficult to find the crag. Somehow zigzagged underneath them all and summited onto the plateau to the West. We then followed the summit ridge back to the Couloir and descended this to eventually find our route.
Quality route in good condition. Led 2nd & 4th pitches. Enough gear placements where required on the first pitch but virtually none after that. Climbing was steady enough from this point onwards however.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Ryan Wilson
jonnybull - AltLd O/S - Jan/11 with Sam
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/11
Timo Austino - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
great first pitch, steep start and interesting moves. First route of the season - conditions much better than expected. Recommended.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Scott Becker, Andy Main
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Warren, American Scot
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Mar/10
michael83 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/10 with Mark
Definitely at least V in the conditions. A lot of snow and not all of it was that secure.
Pitch 1 awkward and a bit sketchy. Pitch 2 at least 4 with a fall factor of 2 a distinct possibility, therefore V. Pitch 3 mostly II with nay gear but a V 4 through the cornice. Great finish in the dark. Great leads from Jason and Dan.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Dan Moore, jazzyjackson, Jason Moffat
Headtorch finish and borderline epic.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 09/Mar/10 with Dan, Ian Jones
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/10
abbeywall - AltLd - 13/Dec/09 with K, FM
Awkward start which wasn't holding much ice. Otherwise a beautiful day and perfect conditions.
jameshiggins - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Hebe
Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/09 with James Dunn
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd β - 07/Mar/09
Lots of powder covering the route. Nasty cornice to finish.
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 26/Jan/09 with Andy Wardle
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Jan/09
Jamie Simpson - 2009
timmy-ts - 2009
Guidebook lies, the 2nd pitch is hard enough and has an interesting/head scratcher step up to the big wall! Good mixed route.
simon_D - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/08 with Roger C
nakedave - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with adam noble
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/08
Did the first three pitches got dark and abseiled off.
A rather hard introduction to scottish winter climbing. Need to consolidate at II/III then work back up to this grade and be able to lead at this level!
maxots - 2nd dnf - 02/Nov/08 with Helena EUMC
Neil D - AltLd O/S - Jan/08 with Jonny Phillips
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/07
I pulled on gear - twice! I should grade this route IV,5 A2. Lack of fitness and first route of the season, plus the difficulties being getting off the ground and therefore with big decking potential, led to me holding gear. Didn't use my tools until the second hard section. Not much snow build up, deeper snow would make the route easier. Decent weather but snow not frozen, corrie full of folk. Pitch 3 had two awkward steps, tech. 5, that are not in the guide so I suspect we were off route. Late finish.
AndyP - AltLd dog - 02/Dec/07 with Will
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/07
simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Nick and Steve
timmy-ts - 2007
mikecopp - AltLd - 18/Dec/06 with Alex M
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/06 with Neil Batchelor,Time Rose
Last climb with neil. We won't forget you.
oor wullie - AltLd - 08/Dec/06 with Dave Cowan and Neil Batchelor
Hidden - 2006
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/05
Hidden - 01/Jan/03
nickdonohue - AltLd - Jan/02 with Barry ?
Dave Kerr - Sent - 23/Dec/01 with Steve Wells
Richard White - 2000
Richard Weller - 13/Dec/99 with Nick Cruden
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/98
CMacD - 1995
Melting and wet. Fell off.... in old guidebook this was grade III. flippin eck it was desperate. glad to see it is now IV 5/6.
jlury - 2nd - 15/Jan/92 with Wolfgang Klein
Yourlead - 2nd - 27/Mar/90 with Graham Penny
Hidden - 1989
mark-abz - Lead - 17/Feb/88 with Andy W
Hidden - AltLd - 1988
rob from scotland - 1987
Hidden - 1987
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Nov/86
my second winter route in Scotland. Was given grade III at the time.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/82 with D. Geere