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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

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This climb is in 257 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

tomwheeler - Solo - 16/Dec/13

Fun day out, checking snow conditions.
GuitarGenius92 - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/13 with Tom Wheeler

First route of the winter! Not very banked out and a bit icy, so a tricky step at half way. Just happy to be out in November.
Dave 88 - Solo O/S - 24/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/13

ollylegg - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with Tom Dennison White

GlennWatson - Solo - 20/Feb/13

lou_rankine - Feb/13

jandyd05 - Solo - 31/Jan/13

buzby78 - Solo - 27/Jan/13 with McGeek

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jan/13

Great first ice climb! Approach just as necky!
John-Paul - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/13

luckyjim - Solo - 13/Jan/13

Soloed approach. Seconded climb after scaring myself on the approach!
kitkat78 - 2nd - 13/Jan/13 with SteveM

Great first ever gully, singles axes only
SamP88 - Solo - 13/Jan/13 with JP

In descent. Bullet hard
andybrown114 - Solo - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jan/13

Descent
MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/13 with Smithy

Descent
Smithy Smith - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/13

andybrown114 - Solo - 11/Jan/13

BallsOfSteel - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/13 with steve peatfield

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jan/13

peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd - 11/Jan/13

aljones91 - Solo - 10/Jan/13

Harry Shuell - Solo - 10/Jan/13

joermann - Solo - 08/Jan/13

fweatherall1 - Solo - 08/Jan/13 with james

winter skills refresher
glenngordon - Solo - 06/Jan/13 with bomber harris

henbot - 2nd - 04/Jan/13 with Ben Bradford

ChiefKahuna - 16/Dec/12

ElliotGough - 16/Dec/12

very thin and icy, rock step in middle. nice start to the winter
punj - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with john meechan

Hidden - Solo - 29/Apr/12

Hidden - 06/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/12

Two fun ice pitches at start due to lean conditions
whispering nic - Lead - 25/Feb/12

terrymccall - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/12 with andy mchinnon

JHiley - Solo - 12/Feb/12

Sam Ash - Solo - 12/Feb/12

The start of a good walk over Macdui and Cairngorm.
Dan Lane - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Paul Justin

We didn't have enough gear for Ewen Buttress
Mayaculpa - 12/Feb/12 with Stewart Webb

Heading for milky way but wasn't in so did this. Nice route.
tompilgrem - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Dad

Pleasant route- descended down Goat Track and then did Goat Track Gully.
bobpilgrem - Solo - 11/Feb/12 with Tom

no problems, good first solo. Decent snow cover all the way.
hedgehog_john - Solo - 10/Feb/12

Moved together. Brittle ice at the bottom and loose powder at the top!
Dan_Staff - Lead - 02/Feb/12 with Simon Brown, Simon Hall

cymjt - Feb/12

Limited visibility and very windy which made my first winter scramble a little scary!
Mr__Savory - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/12

guy757 - Solo - 24/Jan/12

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/12 with -

Ellie79 - 2nd - 16/Jan/12 with George Mac

Hidden - 15/Jan/12

Great conditions. Took the left branch, steep and icey at the top.
Jen80 - 14/Jan/12 with Cooper

Took left-hand branch up steeper & icier route, all in good condition, but variation made it at least a hard grade II. Amazing weather!
hcooper - Lead - 14/Jan/12 with Jennifer Slack

jason - Solo - 14/Jan/12 with mike

up
hedgehog77 - 08/Jan/12

5 Man alpine style. Kept everyone moving in the lovely gales. Bit of swimming most of the way thought.
TCarrick - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/12 with HVSmith

soloed up into it then moved together as a 5, me at the back. good alpine ice at the top, but the rest was unstable powder.
Webster - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/12

Our route didn't look in condition and we didn't fancy traversing the avalanche prone slopes anymore, so we escaped up this.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/12 with Harry K

waiting for snow - Solo O/S - Jan/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012

Callum Anderson - 2012

mwat - 2012

Ski descent
hcreber - 2012

Hidden - 2012

James_L88 - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11

Done Steck style
moorsy88 - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Nathan Ling

First Winter Climb, not much snow.
David Weston - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with James Long, James Moore

steve1rc - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Nick Humphries

nathan.ling - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with James Moore

Hidden - 30/Dec/11

daWalt - 30/Dec/11 with dwhaley, Lisa

TGreen - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with JCB42, Rosie Henstock

Good fun
melonmike - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Josh, Mat

Rosie Henstock - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Tom Green

Mr G - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/11

chapmand - Solo - 06/Mar/11 with Martin

descent
CacCarnBeag - Solo - 06/Mar/11 with Steve, Andy Ruck, Tom Stork

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

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

descent
Tom Davy - Solo - 05/Mar/11

Tarquin - Solo - 02/Mar/11

Rickrick - AltLd - Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/11

Jim Gaffney - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with James Osborn

Andy DB - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Will C

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/11

Ben Oldham - Solo O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

PAJames - 2011

rossn - AltLd - 2011 with Nick Bryan

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lisafer - 2011 with dwhaley, Walter

Beautiful day, misty but a great straightforward couloir with a rewarding view upon topping out.
jambstew - 12/Dec/10

NickBrown - Solo O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Susan

Susanj21 - Solo - 21/Nov/10 with Nick Brown

used as a descent
michael83 - Solo - 29/Mar/10

andrew.eastland - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Keith Rutherford

Good conditions underfoot, hard neve. A bit windy at the top though!
mistertees - Solo rpt - 23/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 07/Mar/10

First grade I gully. Great location and weather.
wadh1720 - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/10 with Joel A, Andrew A, Daniel C, James K, Nick A

Mist cleared away to reveal a superb climb.
da_cox - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/10 with Andrew Ashley, Nick Ashley, James Kniffen, Joel Aston, Simon Cox

mistertees - 2nd - 25/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 13/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead - Dec/09

Wow, fully complete in the middle of June! A little sugary but good fun.
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/09

Ross L - Solo - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - Apr/09

donkster - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/09 with dennis

cooper leek - Solo - 01/Mar/09 with donk

kevburr - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/09

Angie Lester - 21/Feb/09 with Paul Lester

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Feb/09

Pretty steep for a grade I to go down especially.
Skinny Kin - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Rich Pow

In descent
Rob84 - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Andy F

Done after backing off the Vent!
d80f0u - Lead - Feb/09 with Alex

the juicy dangler - Solo - 24/Jan/09 with chris lycett

lewk_c - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/09 with Jack Lewin

Roped Solo
Jack_Lewin - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/09 with lewk_c

njlyons - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/09 with martin l

Roped solo leading the missus. Very busy but excellent conditions.
Zoomer - Solo - 02/Jan/09 with Julia Bloomer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/09

danleyden - AltLd - 02/Jan/09 with Peter Skan

Katie Marshall - AltLd - 02/Jan/09 with Helen Dale, Dan

Jules 210681 - Solo - 02/Jan/09 with glenn bloomer

Jamie Simpson - 2009

timmy-ts - 2009

bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Sarah Clough

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/08

keith hal - Lead - 28/Dec/08 with Ian Cadman

davidbeynon - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/08 with Steve Hill, Fhyndoh

Moved together with three of us on a rope
Steve Hill - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/08 with Fhyndoh, David Beynon

moved together.
fhyndoh - 22/Dec/08 with Dave Beynon his mate steve

We moved together.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/08 with David Byrne, Chris Banks

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/08 with Josh Thomas

Soloed Roped
Storm Hunter - Solo - Dec/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Nov/08

Hidden - Solo - 19/May/08

stev1e.wilso - 31/Mar/08 with Tom, Dylan

bigbadbob12345 - 31/Mar/08 with Steve Wilson

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 08/Mar/08

PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/08

In descent
david0811 - Lead - 07/Mar/08 with Locky, Mark Reid

Hidden - Solo - Mar/08

djking1983 - Solo - 19/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08

Took sporting exit to far left.
DavPk - Lead - 16/Feb/08 with Catherine Pearks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08

kevlad - Lead - Feb/08 with ray harron

Used as descent route
Mark A Humphries - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/08 with Frank Theis

will6459 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with Greg Nunn

Neil D - Lead O/S - Jan/08 with Christine Smith

christine1988 - AltLd O/S - Jan/08 with Neil Dowse

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/08

frecro - Solo - 2008

adw07 - Solo - 2008

Descent
andymoin - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/07 with ollie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/07

Moved together, hard for grade-more like grade II due to Ice but great fun
gb83 - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/07 with m.sakano

Hidden - Solo - 17/Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/07

barney_edin - Solo - 03/Dec/07 with Richard K

Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Jamie Maddison

in descent
akhughes - Solo - Dec/07 with Steptoe

ShaneHoubart - Lead O/S - Dec/07

rusty_nails - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/07 with Nick Carter, Dave Pacione

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/07

Jamie Light - 17/Feb/07 with Matt Griffin

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/07

Darrell Read - 17/Feb/07 with Michael Maben

Nice introductory route - great expanses of neve to get into a good rhythm, convenient belay points and a cunning sidestep of the big cornice at the top.
Al Davidson - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Lisa Woo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/07

Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/07 with John, Alan

tom_1985 - AltLd O/S - Jan/07 with Jaq

Andy Barwell - Lead - Jan/07 with Stuart Ward

robertporter - 2nd - Jan/07

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Jon Wickham - AltLd β - 30/Dec/06 with Natasha

Martin Thompson - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with Mark

Ice Axe arrest practice on descent of Fiacaill Ridge
overexposure - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/06 with LB

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with LM

rob k - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/06 with M Wicks

Jon Wickham - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/06 with Oliver Bennet

mikecopp - Solo - 07/Jan/06

Si dH - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/06 with Tom Lambert

en-route to Ben Macdui
overexposure - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/06 with CH, KM, LB

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/06

richiegarside - Jan/06 with Harry Ellis

Hidden - 2006

Birdie - 2nd - 31/Dec/05 with Sue Belsham

avalanched offfrom party above knocking down cornice + wind slab.
Tobias at Home - AltLd - 29/Dec/05 with SteveM

SteveM - AltLd - 29/Dec/05 with Tobs

Very thin conditions with some ice and bullet proof snow.
DavPk - Solo - 24/Dec/05 with Catherine Pearks

Alpandy - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Matt Owen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/05

al99 - Lead O/S - Jan/05 with James Byrne

Not very icey
Tim W - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/04 with Mairi Nelson

Yourlead - Solo - 20/Nov/04 with Graham Penny

Captain Solo - Solo - 27/Mar/04

Howard J - Solo - 06/Mar/04

Scary and II/III through the optional icy bulges!
Different Steve - Solo O/S - Mar/04

Hidden - Solo - Feb/04

Marq - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/04 with Martin P

icescrew - Lead - Jan/04 with Trevor

Ross Barnes - Solo - Jan/04

rossn - Solo - 2004

Hidden - 2004

mikeyjbs - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/03

sam coward - Solo - Apr/03 with Mike and Lisyane

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

Hidden - Feb/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2003

joe king - 2003

Dirk Wallis - Solo - Apr/02 with Graham + Peet

Had to rap part in the dark due to snow conditions
Yourlead - Solo - 05/Dec/01 with Graham Penny

Yourlead - Solo - 16/Apr/01 with Raymond Simpson

steveP - Solo - Mar/01 with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham

Hidden - Solo - 2001

set off avalanche on the way down
niall_mac - Solo - Nov/00

Richard White - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

BenTiffin - Solo - Dec/99 with Bob Lott, Andrew Tiffin

Hidden - 16/Apr/99

Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - 28/Mar/99 with Roddy

abbeywall - Solo - Jan/99 with K

Hidden - Solo - Mar/98

Andy Say - Solo - 24/Jan/98

tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/97 with Ewan Paterson

Hidden - 01/Jan/97

Yourlead - Solo - 02/Mar/96 with Graham Penny

Yourlead - Solo - 01/Feb/96 with Graham Penny

OMSKB - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/92

Yourlead - AltLd - 07/Apr/90 with Kevin

John Marsland - Solo - 21/Feb/88

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

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

surfbish - Lead O/S - Feb/88

Hidden - Feb/84

Tony Prendergast - Mar/83 with Chris Foster

Hidden - 1983

alan.rodger - Solo - Jan/80 with johnny millar

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

Sean Kelly - Solo - Feb/70 with Dick Curtis

David Smith - Solo - Feb/64

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Style of ascent

Soloed130 of 257 (50.6%)
Lead31 of 257 (12.1%)
Followed15 of 257 (5.8%)
Alt Leads33 of 257 (12.8%)
Unknown48 of 257 (18.7%)

'Climbed'159 of 257 (61.9%)
clean O/S94 of 257 (36.6%)
clean β1 of 257 (0.4%)
clean rpt3 of 257 (1.2%)