The Couloir** I
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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

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This climb is in 282 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Descent
Robertgiddy - Solo - 29/Mar/15

grady_9 - 22/Mar/15

In descent
alexm198 - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Joe Dobson

joe.91 - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Alex

really steep approach adding to the seriousness then a straightforward ascent on rock hard neve. Top out no dramas.
drsdave - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 14/Mar/15

Twice as decent.
MSchobitz - Solo - 21/Feb/15 with Tom Appleby

descent off Y branch gully
Teappleby - Solo rpt - 21/Feb/15 with Micki Schobitz

descent off Savage Slit.
Teappleby - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Micki Schobitz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/15

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 12/Feb/15 with Chris B

Found this harder than Aladdins Couloir and more sustained and strenuous than Jacobs Ladder - having said that was probably tired as it was the end of the weekend and you've got to climb up the side of the slab first to get there! Good snow ice all the way, some water ice near at the bottom. Found the boldest part was getting to the start!
Stuart Hurworth - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15

Captain America - Solo - 07/Jan/15

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jan/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/15

Actually pretty nice ice/neve this time.
Knut - AltLd rpt - 06/Jan/15

Nice but thin, one or two short grade II icy steps. No cornice. Plenty rock gear along the way.
Zippy1999 - Lead - 04/Jan/15 with Jane Russell, Anne-Marie Nuttall

JamieGreig - Solo - 03/Jan/15

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - Solo - 24/Dec/14

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 - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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

manmike - 15/Jan/12 with mikecollins, Jason

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
Tdavy01 - Solo - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/09

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

Valdres Fjellguider - 2009

timmy-ts - 2009

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

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

D.Russell - Solo - 28/Dec/08 with Adam

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

Done in descent - on ski
Jamie Johnston - 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

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

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

manmike - Solo - Feb/04 with all the lads

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

icescrew - Lead - Jan/04 with Trevor

Ross Barnes - Solo - Jan/04

nickdonohue - Solo - Jan/04 with Mark McCarthy

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

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/91

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

Hidden - Solo - 1982

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

Paul Clarke - 1976 with FMC

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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