Led all 3 pitches. Heavily rimed, bottom pitch felt pretty desperate as there was literally no neve, just powder on rock. Second pitch rather traditional!
alexm198 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Caspian James
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/15
guy757 - 21/Feb/15
Great and strenuous climb! Got very 'involved' in the crack. Led P1,2,'4' and Tom led P3. Thought the crux was the first section of the crack.
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Tom Appleby
First Grade V, so psyched! The plan had been for Micki to lead the first pitch but he thought he'd only done half of it when he stopped as he could see the chockstone above. So when i seconded he "finish off" his pitch and it turned out the crack wasn't as long as we'd though and we'd already done the crux chockstone and this was pitch 2! So from then on we alternated up 3 and 4. Great Leading by Micki on the crux and generally a great route!
Teappleby - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Micki Schobitz
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/15
prcleary - Lead O/S - Feb/15 with Chris, John Gilbert
Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Anne Peale
annep11 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Craig Holden
AndyDWilson - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/15 with Craig Marshall
alasdair19 - 2015
plain kitten - 2015
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14
Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Andy Wilson
Worst bit is the start hardly any gear. After that there is loads.
leo-z-g - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/14 with Keelan McNulty
Only led the very last easier pitch, cool route in great condition even though I complained and struggled the whole way up.
Keelan McNulty - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/14 with Leo Grabowski
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Dec/14
Tim Rodgers - Lead - 06/Dec/14 with Mike Lea
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/14
Great route and great day!
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/14 with Joe
Worth the stars.
J_Trottet - 2nd O/S - 02/Dec/14 with Brian Pollock
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Mar/14
Brilliant route, absolutely plastered
Scotsken - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Jamie Evans
More of a archaeological excavation than a climb. Powdery in the chimney, but some nevi at bottom. Thick verglas on the chimney walls and verglas and some hoarfrost on walls either side, making gear very hard to find or excavate. Some better gear opportunities emerged on top pitch as the verglas thinned. Overall totally brilliant climb!
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with bob foster
Hard as very snowy - wall on left virtually no help - neve on slab usuable in places!!
davesykes - Lead - 25/Jan/14 with Stan
mileshill540 - AltLd - 2014
dragged up by Percy, and what a sterling job he did, conditions were pretty desperate, no ice just banked up with soft snow. Required a spot of feet-less pull up on axes and some interesting frogging movements.
mikehenesy - 2nd dog - 29/Dec/13 with Percy
Felt a bit stiff with the conditions but possibly just because it was first route of the year.
gripped01 - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Mike Henesy
Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Dad
My first Scottish V lead, amazing!!
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/13 with Masa Sakano
Kyle's first grade V, and he did it very well. Done in 2 pitches. Rocks being rimed with some but not too much snow, the temperature floating at around zero, the conditions were great. We set off the carpark at 6:20, yet we were the third party of the route.
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 07/Dec/13 with Kyle
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Nov/13
John Workman - AltLd - 23/Nov/13 with Billy
Perfect conditions, fantastic route. Easy for the grade.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Tom Jumar, Scott Becker
A long-held ambition....magic!
BillyBurnside1 - AltLd - 23/Nov/13 with John Workman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
I don't know whether to love it, or hate it. I'm glad it's out of the way, as it has been a bogey man for me for a long time.
GaryK - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/13 with Stuart Inchley
pitch 2, great!
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/13 with gary k
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13
Was nicely rimed in the morning when we started but melted as we climbed. Made us very wet. Found it very hard.
Kirill - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Paul Bolton
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Ben Tibbetts
Scott Rankin - AltLd - 09/Feb/13
Gordon Lacey - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13
Lovely, glad I did it again, a wonderful route.
jonnie3430 - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/13 with Will, Carol
Afternoon route on a wet and windy day. Very enjoyable struggle!
Carol Goodall - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/13 with Will Taylor, Jonnie Williams
mshorter - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with ry
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/13
done as two pitches, i led 1+2 together then tim to the top. Awesome to get this ticked as first route of the season!
James S - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/13 with tim
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/13 with james smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13
Incredible route!! Poor Lotte got very cold but still cruised her first V!!!
Spence22 - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Charlie
Ri - 2013 with mike
adie84 - 2013
Pretty Pleased doing this after fighting up in terrible weather, really fantastic and very memorable.
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/12 with Mark Grist
Mark Grist - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/12 with Sam Simpson
Bailed, was taking too long to clean!
radioshed - AltLd dnf - 16/Dec/12 with Ruslan
Ben Sharp - 2nd - 03/Dec/12 with Graeme Barr
machars - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Ben Sharp
amy - 2nd - 02/Dec/12 with will_he_fall
mhamiltonj - 2nd dog - Dec/12
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Tom Everett
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Andy Moles
AGoodi - 2nd - 04/Nov/12 with carlos
An awesome start to the season.
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with IainMunro
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Nov/12
JRae - AltLd - 12/Feb/12 with M Watson
cant remember the last time i fought for anything this much. brilliant route
mwatson - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with johnny
One of the best Scottish routes I have ever done; very technical and there is no easy move - even the supposedly easiest last pitch is I estimate III on its own. Superb!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Simon Da
Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12
Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Nick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 02/Feb/12 with David
Dave Latimer - 2nd - Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12
Cold and cloudy but ice free cracks. Lead the lot, brought a new meaning to exhausted.
Kayan - Lead rpt - 23/Jan/12 with Joe fraser
Just about in nick. Was really starting to hore up more and more throughout the day. Wind made it a little more exciting.
Rick Ashton - AltLd - 21/Jan/12 with Lee Harrison
Full-on blizzard conditions with snow being blown vertically up all the routes from the coire. Possibly the toughest conditions I've endured on a Scottish route. Opted to ab down from the top the route given the likely treacherous plateau winds but this in itself was tough as the rope got blown all over the place and kept knotting as a result. Thoroughly enjoyable day despite conditions and a classic route.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Richard Ashton
mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with manmike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12
jason - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with mike, manmike
Alot of slushy ice in the cracks made protection hard to find and progress slow. But a nice climb!
Edvin m - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12
Incredible climb, led second pitch from the first chockstones.
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Sam Thompson
Amazing climb in good condition although there was no useable neve on the route, just lots of powder. It was a little bit challenging with a rucksack on!
benclimbing - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Dave Latimer
Hidden - 2nd β - Jan/12
Glad I was seconding, digging out the gear placements looked hard work.
Shaw Brown - 2nd - 11/Dec/11 with Loz
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Jim Higgins
jameshiggins - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with Neil Adams
Rickrick - AltLd - Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/11
Maybe near perfect conditions? Either way, a fantastic route, with some great climbing with solid neve and mainly clear cracks for gear. Led first two pitches, linked as one 25m pitch, then the final pitch which included the final few metres of the 'slit', before easier snow above.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 27/Feb/11 with Alex Wheldon
climbed to the top of the slit in 3 pitches. Lead the second. Proper winter conditions. Inside of chimney thiny iced so had to stay on outside/edge. Hard
davefount - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Will K
tjmillen - Lead - 22/Feb/11 with vicky
Hidden - 12/Feb/11
I fell off and left my axes on the second chock stone. Stopped just before the first chock stone. Felt atleast a full tech grade harder than the message did last week
Harry Holmes - Lead dnf - 09/Feb/11 with Fran Coles
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/11
Hidden - Lead - Feb/11
Ondrej led first 2 pitches of slit (2nd is crux), I led 3rd pitch of the slit.
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Ondrej Mandula
HamishD - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11 with John Brannock
Brannock - 2nd - 28/Jan/11
danJBA - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with James HoarMaster
Kayan - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Dan Abbatt
Callum T - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Graham McGrath, Tom Jenkins
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with tom jenkins, callum taylor
Piers Harley - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Jeremy Windsor, Rob Marson
Hidden - Lead - 21/Jan/11
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/11 with Dave Douglas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11
Lead pitches 1 & 3. The abb point is earlier than expected, so I went past it by accident.
AndyL - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Adam Russell
I lead the second pitch up the bottom half of the slit to the chock stone. We ended up backing off due to the quantity of ice covering all the cracks and preventing us from finding good gear.
R0bbie - AltLd dnf - 04/Jan/11 with Taba
Glyn - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Tom Skelhon, Chris Davis
team savage ascent!
tskelhon - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/11 with glyn hudson, chris davis
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jan/11
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
PAJames - 2011
alkira - 2011
Lester - 2nd - 16/Dec/10 with Conor Gahan
Brilliant! Finished up the corner at the top which fely pretty stiff. I think the normal route just finishes up easy ground to the plateau.
MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Bob Foster
Iced to the max, technical, a great route!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/10 with Alex
gregor - 14/Nov/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Nov/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Oct/10
michael83 - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/10 with Mark, Scotty
first one for me
jim888 - 10/Oct/10
Craig Rayner - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/10
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Dan Moore, jazzyjackson, Jason Moffat
Finally. Great to get this iconic Scottish mixed route ticked, led pitches 1 +2.
Some grunting, claustrophobic shuffling and tenuous torques on rounded Cairngorms granite. Beaut high pressure day.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 09/Mar/10 with Dan, Ian Jones
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10
wicked squirmy chimney torquey fun! pretty much had the corrie to ourselves in perfect conditions
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 23/Feb/10 with Joe
Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with tom ripley
Route definetly packs a wee punch. Sort of climbed both in and out the chimney.
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with R. Mcmurry
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10
twoplates - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/10 with dave sharpe
Route covered in thick rime. Snowing all day. Wet and uncomfortable crawling almost gave me a hernia!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Ben Taylor, Alejandro Garcia
el cholo - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Ben Taylor, jamestheyip
Hidden - Lead - Feb/10
Alco-nomic - AltLd - Jan/10 with Andy Wardle
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Aweosme. Great conditions once you have dug the gear out. The weather though! So so cold and windy and snow consantly blowin at you. Hardcore.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/09
Most savage winter conditions I've ever climbed in! Amazing.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/09 with Ed Booth
barni - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Nic cot
Heavily rimed, lots of gear excavation.
mynyddresident - AltLd - 17/Dec/09 with barni
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Nov/09
First winter climb! So much fun, reli well protected, great line! Inspired to do it by a previous summer ascent
pete87abs - AltLd β - 14/Nov/09 with Richard Clarke
first winter route, amazing. will be back for more
rclarke - AltLd β - 14/Nov/09 with pete87abs
Led by Di Gilbert - this was done as a summer rock route and quite wet. Some is it S or VD??
LostinLondon - 2nd - 11/Jul/09
Hidden - Lead - Mar/09
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jan/09
inuklm - AltLd - 03/Jan/09 with Dave Gent
k2scott - 2009
Valdres Fjellguider - 2009
timmy-ts - 2009
windy100 - 2009
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2009
markjarvie - 2009 with andymain
Hidden - 27/Dec/08
Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/08 with James Dunn
Led 2nd (crux) pitch.
davidgent - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Kunal
Awesome climbing in full on conditions; gusty winds and a foot of powdery rime causing half blindness for most of the climb. Decent to finally get it done after years of wanting. Easier than expected.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/08 with Mark Jarvie
Ran out of time.
kleky - 2nd dnf - 29/Jun/08 with MRT
s kennedy - AltLd β - 29/Mar/08 with tris fox, mark mosgrove
Very unpleasent conditions.
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/08 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove
Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Mar/08
alaan - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Aly
Did the 1st 2 pitches, ran out of time to do the last
mshorter - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/08 with lycra dave
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/08
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Tom
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/08
Woodiee - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/08 with Si Litchfield
Chris(cface!) - 2008
Ace, first mixed 5. I lead the top half of the slit.
decs - AltLd - 03/Dec/07 with Sam and Korad
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/07
sgl - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/07 with Konnie and Duncan
emotional. expected gear to be better on third pitch. intimidating. go and train at curbar for the offwidth. totally unique. Everyone should do this route.
david morse - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with chris todd
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07
ian bryant - 2007
john irving - 2007
timmy-ts - 2007
Hidden - 2007
On second attempt
barney_edin - AltLd - 17/Dec/06 with Geoff M
after failing on prore finished up savage. with the conditions harder than i remembered.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/06 with Andy Clark
Brown - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/06 with John
akhughes - AltLd O/S - Nov/06
Hidden - 2nd - Nov/06
kato'sdad - 2nd - 26/Feb/06 with Giles Trussel
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/06
oor wullie - Feb/06 with Neil Batchelor
Tom M Williams - 2nd - 28/Jan/06 with Andy Hobson
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/06
Mike lead the first half, to a big block I think. Then it got dark and we decided it was best to descend. Too hard for me to lead! :)
mrtom - 2nd dnf - 14/Jan/06 with Mike Moss
1st V. Lead both pitches up chimney.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/06 with scotty burnett
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2006
Hidden - 2006
Hidden - 2006
Rob Pitt - 2006
Much harder with the rucksacks on, but Blonde was scared of losing his at the bottom!
Chad123 - AltLd - Dec/05 with Blonde Tom
Hidden - Mar/05
ian bryant - Lead O/S - Feb/05 with steve
Hidden - Feb/05
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2005 with Steve Addy
French Erick - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/04 with Nick Harris
Katex - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Simon Edwards
Marq - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/04 with Martin P
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/03
I did the main 'slit' pitch
nickdonohue - AltLd - 08/Feb/03 with Mark McCarthy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/03
Hidden - 2003
Boxing Day solo. Used back-rope with tied off overhand knots every 2-3 metres. Not recommended.
innes - Solo O/S - 26/Dec/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/01
frost - AltLd - Feb/01 with J Hubbard
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/01
Smith42 - 2001
Dave Kerr - Lead - 11/Nov/00 with Iain Sharpe
Hidden - 2nd - 2000
graeme gatherer - 2000
Paul Figg - Lead - Dec/99
Lots of deep snow - took 7 & half hours to climb!!!!
Yourlead - 2nd - 13/Feb/99 with Graham Penny
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/99
dangates - 1999 with Derek Bain
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/97
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/97 with Rich White
tlr - AltLd - 03/Feb/96 with Chris Harvey
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 1995 with Julian Fisher
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 30/Dec/94 with Muir Morton, Al Willoner
timmy-ts - AltLd - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/89
Hidden - 1976