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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

RoscoJB 30/Nov AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 29/Mar Solo


grady_9 22/Mar -
alexm198 21/Mar Solo O/S

In descent

joe.91 21/Mar Solo O/S
with Alex
drsdave 21/Mar Solo O/S

really steep approach adding to the seriousness then a straightforward ascent on rock hard neve. Top out no dramas.

Hidden 14/Mar Solo
MSchobitz 21/Feb Solo

Twice as decent.

Teappleby 21/Feb Solo rpt

descent off Y branch gully

Teappleby 21/Feb Solo O/S

descent off Savage Slit.

Hidden 19/Feb AltLd O/S
DerwentDiluted 12/Feb Solo
with Chris B
Stuart Hurworth 08/Feb Solo O/S

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!

Captain America 07/Jan Solo
Hidden 06/Jan Solo
Hidden 06/Jan Solo O/S
Knut 06/Jan AltLd rpt

Actually pretty nice ice/neve this time.

Zippy1999 04/Jan Lead

Nice but thin, one or two short grade II icy steps. No cornice. Plenty rock gear along the way.

with Jane Russell, Anne-Marie Nuttall
JamieGreig 03/Jan Solo
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Steven Carter ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Dec/14 Solo
tomwheeler 16/Dec/13 Solo
GuitarGenius92 16/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Fun day out, checking snow conditions.

Dave 88 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S

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.

Hidden 06/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Solo
ollylegg 21/Feb/13 AltLd
GlennWatson 20/Feb/13 Solo
lou_rankine ?/Feb/13 -
jandyd05 31/Jan/13 Solo
buzby78 27/Jan/13 Solo
with McGeek
Hidden 15/Jan/13 2nd
John-Paul 13/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Great first ice climb! Approach just as necky!

luckyjim 13/Jan/13 Solo
kitkat78 13/Jan/13 2nd

Soloed approach. Seconded climb after scaring myself on the approach!

with SteveM
SamP88 13/Jan/13 Solo

Great first ever gully, singles axes only

with JP
Hidden 12/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/13 Solo
MarkRoe 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S


with Smithy
mksmith35 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S


Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo
BallsOfSteel 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo
peter.ravenscroft27 11/Jan/13 AltLd
aljones91 10/Jan/13 Solo
Harry Shuell 10/Jan/13 Solo
joermann 08/Jan/13 Solo
fweatherall1 08/Jan/13 Solo
with james
glenngordon 06/Jan/13 Solo

winter skills refresher

with bomber harris
henbot 04/Jan/13 2nd
with Ben Bradford
ChiefKahuna 16/Dec/12 -
ElliotGough 16/Dec/12 -
punj 11/Nov/12 Lead

very thin and icy, rock step in middle. nice start to the winter

with john meechan
Hidden 29/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/12 -
Hidden 05/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
whispering nic 25/Feb/12 Lead

Two fun ice pitches at start due to lean conditions

terrymccall 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with andy mchinnon
JHiley 12/Feb/12 Solo
Sam Ash 12/Feb/12 Solo
Dan Lane 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S

The start of a good walk over Macdui and Cairngorm.

with Paul Justin
Mayaculpa 12/Feb/12 -

We didn't have enough gear for Ewen Buttress

with Stewart Webb
tompilgrem 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Heading for milky way but wasn't in so did this. Nice route.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 11/Feb/12 Solo

Pleasant route- descended down Goat Track and then did Goat Track Gully.

with Tom
hedgehog_john 10/Feb/12 Solo

no problems, good first solo. Decent snow cover all the way.

Dan_Staff 02/Feb/12 Lead

Moved together. Brittle ice at the bottom and loose powder at the top!

with Simon Brown, Simon Hall
cymjt ?/Feb/12 -
Mr__Savory 30/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Limited visibility and very windy which made my first winter scramble a little scary!

guy757 24/Jan/12 Solo
Andy Moles 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with -
Ellie79 16/Jan/12 2nd
with George Mac
Hidden 15/Jan/12 -
Jen80 14/Jan/12 -

Great conditions. Took the left branch, steep and icey at the top.

with Cooper
hcooper 14/Jan/12 Lead

Took left-hand branch up steeper & icier route, all in good condition, but variation made it at least a hard grade II. Amazing weather!

jason 14/Jan/12 Solo
with mike
hedgehog77 08/Jan/12 -


TCarrick 03/Jan/12 Lead O/S

5 Man alpine style. Kept everyone moving in the lovely gales. Bit of swimming most of the way thought.

with HVSmith
Webster 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

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.

Clay C 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Our route didn't look in condition and we didn't fancy traversing the avalanche prone slopes anymore, so we escaped up this.

with Harry K
waiting for snow ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
mwat ??/2012 -
hcreber ??/2012 -

Ski descent

Hidden ??/2012 -
James_L88 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
moorsy88 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Done Steck style

with Nathan Ling
David Weston 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

First Winter Climb, not much snow.

steve1rc 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Nick Humphries
nathan.ling 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/11 -
daWalt 30/Dec/11 -
with dwhaley, Lisa
TGreen 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
melonmike 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Good fun

with Josh, Mat
Rosie Henstock 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Mr G 04/Dec/11 Solo O/S
chapmand 06/Mar/11 Solo
with Martin
CacCarnBeag 06/Mar/11 Solo


with Steve, Andy Ruck, Tom Stork
johannes 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S


Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Tdavy01 05/Mar/11 Solo


Hidden 02/Mar/11 Solo
Rickrick ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Solo
Jim Gaffney 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Andy DB 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Will C
Hidden 26/Jan/11 Solo
Ben Oldham ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
rossn ??/2011 AltLd
with Nick Bryan
Hidden ??/2011 -
newtonmore ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
jambstew 12/Dec/10 -

Beautiful day, misty but a great straightforward couloir with a rewarding view upon topping out.

NickBrown 21/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Susan
Susanj21 21/Nov/10 Solo
michael83 29/Mar/10 Solo

used as a descent

andrew.eastland 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Keith Rutherford
mistertees 23/Mar/10 Solo rpt

Good conditions underfoot, hard neve. A bit windy at the top though!

Hidden 07/Mar/10 Solo
wadh1720 11/Feb/10 Solo O/S

First grade I gully. Great location and weather.

with Joel A, Andrew A, Daniel C, James K, Nick A
da_cox 10/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Mist cleared away to reveal a superb climb.

with Andrew Ashley, Nick Ashley, James Kniffen, Joel Aston, Simon Cox
mistertees 25/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead
Somerset swede basher 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Wow, fully complete in the middle of June! A little sugary but good fun.

Ross L 19/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
donkster 01/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with dennis
cooper leek 01/Mar/09 Solo
with donk
kevburr 28/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Angie Lester 21/Feb/09 -
with Paul Lester
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Solo rpt
Skinny Kin 19/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Pretty steep for a grade I to go down especially.

with Rich Pow
Rob84 01/Feb/09 Solo O/S

In descent

with Andy F
d80f0u ?/Feb/09 Lead

Done after backing off the Vent!

with Alex
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Solo
lewk_c 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Jack_Lewin 14/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Roped Solo

with lewk_c
njlyons 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with martin l
Zoomer 02/Jan/09 Solo

Roped solo leading the missus. Very busy but excellent conditions.

Hidden 02/Jan/09 2nd O/S
danleyden 02/Jan/09 AltLd
with Peter Skan
Katie Marshall 02/Jan/09 AltLd
with Helen Dale, Dan
Jules 210681 02/Jan/09 Solo
Jamie Simpson ??/2009 -
timmy-ts ??/2009 -
bridget143 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Clough
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
D.Russell 28/Dec/08 Solo
with Adam
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Lead
keith hal 28/Dec/08 Lead
with Ian Cadman
Hidden 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Steve Hill 22/Dec/08 2nd O/S

Moved together with three of us on a rope

with Fhyndoh, David Beynon
fhyndoh 22/Dec/08 -

moved together.

with Dave Beynon his mate steve
JdotP 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S

We moved together.

with David Byrne, Chris Banks
tweedcore 14/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Josh Thomas
Storm Hunter ?/Dec/08 Solo

Soloed Roped

Hidden 17/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Jamie Johnston 19/May/08 Solo

Done in descent - on ski

stev1e.wilso 31/Mar/08 -
with Tom, Dylan
bigbadbob12345 31/Mar/08 -
Alastair MacSween 08/Mar/08 Solo
PanzerHanzler 07/Mar/08 Solo O/S
david0811 07/Mar/08 Lead

In descent

with Locky, Mark Reid
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo
djking1983 19/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
DavPk 16/Feb/08 Lead

Took sporting exit to far left.

with Catherine Pearks
Hidden 16/Feb/08 2nd O/S
kevlad ?/Feb/08 Lead
with ray harron
Mark A Humphries 30/Jan/08 Solo O/S

Used as descent route

with Frank Theis
Hidden 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Neil D ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
christine1988 ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dowse
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd
frecro ??/2008 Solo
adw07 ??/2008 Solo
andymoin 23/Dec/07 Solo O/S


with ollie
Hidden 19/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 19/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Moved together from my lead to then Graeme's.

gb83 18/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Moved together, hard for grade-more like grade II due to Ice but great fun

with m.sakano
Hidden 17/Dec/07 Solo
Hidden 15/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Dec/07 Solo O/S
barney_edin 03/Dec/07 Solo
with Richard K
Mark Walter ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Dec/07 Solo

in descent

with Steptoe
ShaneHoubart ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
rusty_nails 12/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Nick Carter, Dave Pacione
tobydunford 20/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Jamie Light 17/Feb/07 -
LakesWinter 17/Feb/07 Lead
with Jamie L
Darrell Read 17/Feb/07 -
with Michael Maben
Al Davidson 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S

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.

with Lisa Woo
Hidden ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Alexander123 05/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with John, Alan
tom_1985 ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with Jaq
Andy Barwell ?/Jan/07 Lead
with Stuart Ward
robertporter ?/Jan/07 2nd
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Jon Wickham 30/Dec/06 AltLd β
with Natasha
Martin Thompson ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Mark
overexposure 25/Nov/06 Solo O/S

Ice Axe arrest practice on descent of Fiacaill Ridge

with LB
aged_ape ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with LM
rob k 26/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with M Wicks
Jon Wickham 24/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Oliver Bennet
mikecopp 07/Jan/06 Solo
Si dH 06/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with Tom Lambert
overexposure 04/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

en-route to Ben Macdui

with CH, KM, LB
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd
richiegarside ?/Jan/06 -
with Harry Ellis
Hidden ??/2006 -
Birdie 31/Dec/05 2nd
with Sue Belsham
Tobias at Home 29/Dec/05 AltLd

avalanched offfrom party above knocking down cornice + wind slab.

with SteveM
SteveM 29/Dec/05 AltLd
with Tobs
DavPk 24/Dec/05 Solo

Very thin conditions with some ice and bullet proof snow.

with Catherine Pearks
Alpandy ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Matt Owen
Hidden 03/Jan/05 Solo O/S
al99 ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with James Byrne
Tim W 30/Dec/04 Lead O/S

Not very icey

Yourlead 20/Nov/04 Solo
with Graham Penny
Captain Solo 27/Mar/04 Solo
Howard J 06/Mar/04 Solo
Different Steve ?/Mar/04 Solo O/S

Scary and II/III through the optional icy bulges!

Hidden ?/Feb/04 Solo
Marq 25/Jan/04 Solo O/S
with Martin P
icescrew ?/Jan/04 Lead
with Trevor
Ross Barnes ?/Jan/04 Solo
nickdonohue ?/Jan/04 Solo
with Mark McCarthy
rossn ??/2004 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
mikeyjbs 31/Dec/03 Solo O/S
sam coward ?/Apr/03 Solo
with Mike and Lisyane
Yourlead 30/Mar/03 AltLd
with Graham Penny
Hidden ?/Feb/03 -
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
joe king ??/2003 -
Dirk Wallis ?/Apr/02 Solo
with Graham + Peet
Yourlead 05/Dec/01 Solo

Had to rap part in the dark due to snow conditions

with Graham Penny
Yourlead 16/Apr/01 Solo
with Raymond Simpson
steveP ?/Mar/01 Solo
with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
niall_mac ?/Nov/00 Solo

set off avalanche on the way down

Hidden ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
BenTiffin ?/Dec/99 Solo
with Bob Lott, Andrew Tiffin
Hidden 16/Apr/99 -
Stuart Macfarlane 28/Mar/99 Solo
with Roddy
abbeywall ?/Jan/99 Solo
with K
Hidden ?/Mar/98 Solo
Andy Say 24/Jan/98 Solo
tallthinmonkey 16/Feb/97 2nd O/S
with Ewan Paterson
Hidden 01/Jan/97 -
Yourlead 02/Mar/96 Solo
with Graham Penny
Yourlead 01/Feb/96 Solo
with Graham Penny
OMSKB 01/Mar/92 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/91 Solo
Yourlead 07/Apr/90 AltLd
with Kevin
John Marsland 21/Feb/88 Solo
Mickdenali 18/Feb/88 Lead O/S
mark-abz 17/Feb/88 Solo
with Andy W
surfbish ?/Feb/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/84 -
Tony Prendergast ?/Mar/83 -
with Chris Foster
Hidden ??/1983 -
Hidden ??/1982 Solo
alan.rodger ?/Jan/80 Solo
with johnny millar
Hidden ??/1976 -
Peter Main 06/Feb/75 Lead

Conditions a little soft with crux moves quite hard

with Robin Andrews
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/70 Solo
with Dick Curtis
uphillnow ?/Feb/64 Solo
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