Western Route*** IV 6
[Crux of Western route, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Crux of Western route © Bobt
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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Hidden - Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd dog - Jan/15

Nick Wallis - 2015 with Phil Bent

Steven Carter - AltLd O/S - 2015

adie84 - 29/Dec/14

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Andy Main

Martin McKenna - UKC - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14 with Timothy Miller, John McKenna

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14 with martinmckenna

Partner lead crux
John McKenna - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14 with Martin McKenna - UKC, Timothy Miller

Smith42 - AltLd - 04/Jan/14 with Lindsay Yule

Thought the crux interesting for tech 6 in lean conditions.
jonnie3430 - AltLd - 21/Nov/13 with Henry

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Jan/13

The disgustingly awkward 1st pitch (3 stars really?) took ages so we retreated before crux. There is now a nice in situ belay there and if anyone fancies returning it that would be great.
Liam Ingram - AltLd dnf - 02/Dec/12 with Becky Stedham

First pitch was spent more on the knees than poons. 2nd pitch up the crux wall was safe but in the conditions was pretty desperate. Third pitch don't think we were on route as it was prob another tech 5/6 move. Loads of rime. Topped out in the dark with head torch in the bag at the bottom of the route. Then a 2 hr down climb in the dark landed us at the bags. 12hrs car to car.
geoff.comley - AltLd - 30/Nov/12 with Simon

simon_D - AltLd - 30/Nov/12 with Karen, Geoff

Hard. Great lead by Tim on crux, other pitches also pretty interesting
oliverk - AltLd - 04/Nov/12 with Tim E

AGoodi - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with carlos

First pitch of Sidewinder and top two pitches of Western Route
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/12 with Brian Seery

Not sure we were on the right route... certainly weren't when i took leader fall (stopped by factor 2 onto ice axe leash) 5m from top of crag trying to climb ourselves out of dead end gully in dark.. quite an adventure in the end.. not quite an epic.
tommytuffa - Lead dnf - 19/Dec/11 with ollie b

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd dog - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/09 with James Dunn

Jamie Simpson - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/08

Pete Main - AltLd - Nov/08 with Andrew S

Jim Haydock - 2nd - 08/Mar/07 with Stuart Mc aleese

Good interesting wee climb, each pitch have some interest. Pitch two was harder with very little snow on bay (normal belay 2m from the ground. Pitch 3 is non descript gully III climbing with wind slab yesterday.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Dave Kerr, Jim Hall

Dave Kerr - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Erick and Jim

ian bryant - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Dec/03 with Andy Hyslop

Supurb climb with no real build up & verglas
Yourlead - AltLd - 30/Nov/03 with Graham Penny

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/03 with Mark Vandome

Dave Almond - Lead - Oct/02 with James Hubbard

James W - Feb/01 with walter

nickdonohue - AltLd - Jan/00 with Jon Aylward

Southern Mark Smith - 2000

Have done this twice - can't remember who with or when
prcleary - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/98

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/98

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/98

tlr - AltLd - 15/Feb/97 with Pete D

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jan/96

mark-abz - AltLd - Dec/92 with Keith M

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 14/Dec/86 with Neville Elstone

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
iksander, GordonAinslie, Hyperopic, Ian Jones, Dustin, michael83, andymoin, dunx55

Total votes cast 35
hard V0 of 12
V1 of 12
easy V2 of 12
hard IV3 of 12
IV6 of 12
easy IV0 of 12
hard III0 of 12
III0 of 12
easy III0 of 12
hard 70 of 11
70 of 11
easy 70 of 11
hard 62 of 11
68 of 11
easy 61 of 11
hard 50 of 11
50 of 11
easy 50 of 11
3 Stars4 of 12
2 Stars5 of 12
1 Star2 of 12
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