lead second pitch. Made the roof a lot harder then it need to be.
mzchambers - AltLd rpt - 04/Mar/15 with Nathan
Lead first pitch which had a tricky and unprotected move at the start. Easier to the belay after, a fine lead from Mark up the top pitch! Excellent climbing.
Nath93 - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/15
rob16 - AltLd - 25/Feb/15 with Matt Brook
really good route!! was pretty powdery which made the start and top pitch feel hard, also crampon fell off as i came out of the roof!
Tom Redmond - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/15 with Joshua Willett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/15
akhughes - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/15
plain kitten - 2015
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Dave Douglas
A bit lean so felt more V 6.
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Paul Freudenthal
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14 with david allan
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Dec/14
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/14 with Rob P
I led p2 and p4, Harry led both the cruxes.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/14 with Harry Holmes
Harry Holmes - Lead - 05/Nov/14 with Robert Taylor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14
Ewan lead second picth. Snowly and well backed out first picth
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/14 with Ewan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/14
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Philip Ralfs
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14
Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Chris Down
Third day of winter climbing course - felt like I actually climbed today and didn't just flounder about! Thanks to the guys who gave us advice on the second pitch. Winter climbing is a friendly place to be! Psyched for more now!
LP - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/14
Busy at the crag but very sociable! Lots of powder, some useful ice but heavily iced cracks made this feel quite serious. A superb couple of pitches with the top corner to the right of the roof providing the technical highlight. Did in two long pitches but more like 110m rather than 90.
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Debbie Lee
James lead P1 and I, P2. Due to powder snow, the gear was hard to find. P1 had some useful ice, but P2 hardly did. The tech-6 crux in P2 was 20-30 metres up the belay with insecure placements with no 100%-trustable gear from the belay - very serious...
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with James C
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jan/14
saffy - AltLd O/S - Jan/14
Great route, all pitches interesting with a cracking top pitch.
Alexclimbs - AltLd - 2014
Hidden - 2014
GordonAinslie - 2014
alasdair19 - 2014
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Dec/13
oliverk - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Nicola
Hidden - Lead - Dec/13
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Nov/13
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/13 with Hannah Gibbs
luckyjim - AltLd - 10/Nov/13 with D Helm
Wojttek - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Danii
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jan/13
1st pitch piss. Pitches 2 and 3 good. V cold today.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with Jimbob
Buttress's well hoared up and deep snow making progress slow. Great route with fantastic top pitch.
Yourlead - 2nd - 29/Nov/12 with Graham Penny
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/12 with Will, Henry
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Calum
Very enjoyable and a special thanks to the two German lads who let us through for the top pitch
IceBun - AltLd - 05/Feb/12 with Dave Cowan
Dangerous Dave - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Neil Morrison
johannes - Lead - 05/Feb/12
Peter Holder - Lead - 05/Feb/12
Nille - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with johannes
BMC Winter Meet
mux - 28/Jan/12 with Jan Svrcek
Great climb and an awesome line. The bottom was a bit thin so felt technical but higher up it was well rimed and all the turf was frozen
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with graham boistelle, guy steven
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/12
lead 1st longer pitch, willy got the last two, super late start and my first 6 lead. UHIMC at the SMC rayburn hut. good few days shredding !!!!!
connor - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/12 with willey
Rapidly thawing so backed off. Pish weather.
Lamb - Lead dnf - 04/Jan/12
Not much snow about, and in very lean / difficult condition. Did everything but the very top pitch, and backed off due to darkness arriving.
stuaart - AltLd dnf - 30/Dec/11 with John Nelson
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Steve Holmes
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Andy
Led middle pitch. Quite a tough first winter route of the season.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Martin Haworth
mark88 - 2nd - 16/Dec/11 with Andy Woolston
steev - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/11 with Alex P
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 15/Dec/11 with Gordon, David
Led in two pitches. First few moves are quite lean at the moment. Crux pitch was good fun! Went and climbed The Message straight after.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 12/Dec/11 with Hannah Evans
Hannah Evans - 2nd - 12/Dec/11 with Ken Applegate
tricky first few moves with no neve and some thin hooks. linked 1&2 then followed third pitch as it went dark. good hooks behind chock stones through the roof, not too technical.
samrad - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with tom livingstone
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with sam radcliffe
fluffed up the crux at top of 2nd pitch, rested on rope then did it clean
climbing_wiggy - AltLd dog - 10/Dec/11 with Leon
First winter route of the season. Excellent third pitch but some good climbing throughout. Led pitches 2 & 3. Finished after dark but no epic... just lots of queuing! Crux needed some care as no reliable neve.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Ryan Wilson
Got some photos of the party in front, can email them on if you contact me.
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Paul
Ryan Wilson - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with Big Lee
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/11
centurion05 - Lead O/S - Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/11
Lead second pitch
Jen Crook - AltLd - 10/Feb/11 with Jocky Marr
Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/11
Climbed 1st two pitches. Only thin covering of ice. Had to bail out after 2nd pitch to the left up the snow ramp, so I could catch train. Will be back for the top crux pitch :P
bsavage - AltLd dnf - 23/Jan/11 with Beau Fraser
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Neil C
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
newtonmore - 2011
Hidden - 2011
David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/10
led first pitch. variable snow from bomber neve and ice to crud. Gear easy to find and place.
abbeywall - AltLd - 12/Dec/10 with FM
Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Malcolm Scott
andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Colwyn Jones, Matt Munro
MonkeyDawson - AltLd - 20/Mar/10 with Bob Foster
buzby78 - Lead - 14/Mar/10 with Patryk
Whiteout all day, took an hour to find the mess of pottage. Heavy rime all the way up, took my first proper winter whipper off the top corner. Awesome day out!
david morse - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Jack+Em
first technical winter climb, really good fun!
Em66 - 2nd - 06/Feb/10 with Morse, Jack uni
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with mark and scott
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Chris Barrow
newtonmore - 2010
Fairly tough conditions having to fight through neve and ice to find gear, was running for the fence at the top when both axes ripped took a flighty lob of the last move, probably should of taken a bit more care of what my axes were in. Started late and was getting dark so abbed off.
adw07 - AltLd dnf - 18/Dec/09 with Mark Jarvie
Daniel Sutherland - 2nd O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Lachlan Macleod
lachlan - Lead - 13/Dec/09 with daniel sutherland
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd dog - 10/Dec/09
Had my axes in what i thought was bomber neve atop the crux. Turns out it wasn't and next thing i knew i was cartwheeling backwards down the gully. Unhurt (except my pride) i continued to the top slightly less spectacularly.
joe larner - AltLd - 10/Dec/09 with Adam Russell
McGeek fell off the end of the last pitch. And landed on me.
After the hole his crampon made in my leg started bleeding we bailed out!
whispering nic - AltLd dnf - 08/Dec/09 with McGeek
Led pitches 1 and 3. Finished after dark to pretty desperate conditions on the plateau.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/09 with Becky, Rozzy
blouise - 29/Nov/09
Alco-nomic - AltLd - Nov/09 with Andy Wardle
John Kettle - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09
dave_tomlin - Feb/09 with Tom Evans
Dougie Harvey - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Tom Simmons
Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Gav Swinton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/09 with Andy Ruck
ewen - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with the kettle
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Dec/08
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/08
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/08
FrankW - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/08 with None
peterp - AltLd - Feb/08 with Mark
Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008
Not overly technical but top chimney is pushy and difficulties are sustained early season. Very good route.
Jamie B - AltLd - 11/Dec/07 with Campbell West
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/07
mikecopp - AltLd - 14/Mar/07 with Helena R
sgl - AltLd - 25/Feb/07 with Mick & Audrius
Richard White - 2007
timmy-ts - 2007
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/06
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/06
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Andy Inglis
Hidden - Lead - 2006
Rob Pitt - 2006
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/05
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 2005 with neil adams
k2scott - 2004
Valdres Fjellguider - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Andy Munro
Haglington - 2nd O/S - Dec/03 with Viv Scott
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 02/Jan/03 with Paul Tucker
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 07/Dec/02 with Richard Jewell, Matt Dent
DerwentDiluted - 2nd - Jan/02 with Chris Pearson
Hidden - 2001
Hidden - Lead - 2001
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/00
Dave Almond - Lead - Mar/00
graeme gatherer - 2000
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/97
tlr - AltLd - 03/Feb/96 with Chris Harvey
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 04/Nov/95 with Pete Benson
Climbed 1st pitch of The Message, but due to weather & conditions traversed into Honey Pott then left into Topless - Great climbing but cannot claim a route
Yourlead - AltLd dnf - 08/Dec/94 with Graham Penny
With Tom too. L,L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 1992 with Angela Short, Stan