Sidewinder** III 4
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Photo: First pitch of Sidewinder III © Karl Atherton
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

alasdair19 - 2015

plain kitten - 2015

Steven Carter - AltLd O/S - 2015

First winter climb and mountain route
rcollins - 2nd - 07/Dec/13 with Alistair Baxter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13

Wet, mushy. tough day out. good route though.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Gareth Williams

gw3285 - AltLd - 02/Mar/13

Nemo9 - AltLd - Feb/13 with Jim

Only realised we'd forgotten to do the sit-start midway through the second pitch so bailed immediately rather than be tempted to claim the full ascent
Thoms6974 - AltLd dnf - 02/Dec/12 with Reuben

Poor snow conditions. We had intended to climb Third Man but moving left off Sidewinder was impossible without frozen turf so we continued up Sindwinder. This itself was challenging enough as we largely had to climb it in a mixed fashion. Finished up the last pitch of Western Route.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Lee Harrison

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/12 with Brian Seery

colin fagan - 2nd - 27/Feb/11

Hard Work!
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11

melville18 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/11 with john jackson, claire melville

mgg - AltLd - 18/Jan/11 with KW

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Led P2 (think I ran a bit of P3 into this pitch) + P4 (final pitch of Savage Slit). Snow was quite unstable in places but enough solid stuff when you needed it.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Graham McWRATH

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/09 with stuart reeves

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/09 with am_bodach

k2scott - 2009

Jamie Simpson - 2009

Sandy P - Lead - 09/Dec/08 with Chris Plant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/08

jason - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with manmike

John HW - AltLd - 09/Jan/08 with Cath

Good route. Did first 2 pitches then moved across and finished up western route, with a nice little tricky section to finish (~IV,4/5).
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/07 with Paul Matthews

peterp - Lead - Dec/07 with spud

Started up first two pitches then andy led final pitch of western route
PMatt - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/07 with Andy Ingles

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/07

4 Pitches. Led 1, 3 and 4. One 60m rope created a lot of drag on 3rd lead. Next time take two ropes - also gives possibility of abseiling Savage Slit at top of 3rd lead. Little ice. Some very welcome frozen turf. The sun beat us!
olibear2 - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/07 with Pink Pants

Most of climb about right for the grade but very problematical at crux - would have been straightforward with a bit more snow or ice but in lean conditions with no good ice and sugary snow crux was awkward and demanding.
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07 with rjs

great day out. Took all day in badly unconsolidated conditions. pretty sketchy ascent on snowed up rock!
jazzyjackson - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/07 with Jimbob

oor wullie - Feb/06 with Neil Batchelor

Captain Solo - AltLd - 08/Jan/06 with Karl

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/04

konacol - Lead - 03/Jan/04 with Ken Murray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/03

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Feb/03

Got a bit lost higher up; probably finished up Western Route.
Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/02 with Mark Phillips

Turf not fully frozen
Yourlead - AltLd - 16/Dec/01 with Graham Penny

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1987

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