Western Route*** IV 6
[pitch 3, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jan/14

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

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

L,L,L,L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/03 with Mark Vandome

Dave Almond - Lead - Oct/02 with James Hubbard

James W - Feb/01 with walter

Richard White - 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, gordigotama, Hyperopic, Ian Jones, Dustin, michael83, andymoin, dunx55

Voting
Total votes cast 30
hard V0 of 10
V1 of 10
easy V2 of 10
hard IV3 of 10
IV4 of 10
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70 of 9
easy 70 of 9
hard 61 of 9
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easy 61 of 9
hard 50 of 9
50 of 9
easy 50 of 9
3 Stars4 of 11
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