1. Start up a broad fin with laybacks to a reasonable ledge. Belay.

2. Easier ground leads to a technical corner.

3. Climb the corner, turning left at the top to gain, (awkwardly with rucksack) a leftwards traverse with sensational exposure. In situ peg runner midway along the traverse. Belay at the end of the traverse.

3. Climb less technical ground to the top.

4. Abseil back into the gully below.

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 03/Mar -
Hidden 14/Feb AltLd O/S
Matt Cooke 07/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Feb 2nd
OliverRoss 03/Feb 2nd O/S
Tom Redmond, Josh Willet
Hidden 02/Feb AltLd O/S
Tom Redmond 02/Feb AltLd O/S

1st pitch made tricky due to powder. I led 2nd pitch, was really good!

Euan Todd 01/Feb 2nd O/S

MCofS winter climber's weekend. Led the easy pitch in the middle. Our guide from Glenmore led the rest.

Mark Grist 25/Jan Lead
Helen harrison
Cardi 17/Jan 2nd O/S

Hard for the grade with unconsolidated snow, more like tech 6

Jon W
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Solo rpt
abbeywall 13/Dec/14 AltLd

3 pitches., combining 1 and 2. Led second pitch traverse and corners.

liamo333 25/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
colenn, Rob Noone
colenn 25/Mar/14 2nd
rob87n 25/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
stanleynkk 06/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Nice route in lean condition, too much fixed gear though.

Danny Barden
danny269 06/Mar/14 AltLd

very thin conditions

Hidden 24/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
kj001 06/Feb/14 2nd

Nice exposure on short leftward s traverse.

gergosantha 27/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Direct start V,6, with my host, David Sykes, BMC Winter Meet 2014. Horrible weather.

davesykes 27/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Good lead in v difficult conditions on tricky variation start - well worth doing and hard to protect - traverse is nice and airy. 2 pitches.

Hidden 23/Jan/14 2nd O/S
mike.moss 18/Jan/14 Lead O/S
benwmorgan 18/Jan/14 2nd β
Ly-Cilph 13/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Good value for a IV, I'd say. Lovely exposure!

Jen M
Hidden 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
SuperMike64 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
davebrox 12/Jan/14 AltLd

Good conditions on Alladins buttress, sugary elsewhere!

adam clarke 11/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Jim led P1, Adam led P2, then easy ground to descend by Aladdin's Couloir. First grade IV; seemed quite easy conditions with gear available

James Hulme
Hidden 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Richard Thombs 10/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Great snow all the way, technical start and a few hard moves before topping out too. A great day in fantastic conditions.

Mark Walker
connor 09/Jan/14 -

Super neve all the way

konrad doyle
davesa 09/Jan/14 AltLd
lcullum7 08/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches. P1

Matt Harle 07/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Marti999 06/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Melting fast but out of wind.

Brucemacrosson 05/Jan/14 AltLd

perfect nick

Ewan Paterson
muzz44 ?/Jan/14 Lead dnf

Took a small slip onto fixed gear on the first pitch.. Retreated shortly afterwards, the route was totally plastered and was not going to give any gear. Saving it for next time.

GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Andrew Sloan 30/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Really good route. Initial groove quite technical but well protected. Brilliant and intimidating traverse higher up. Did as 2 pitches and abseiled off at the top.

Martin Haworth 30/Dec/13 AltLd

Very good route. Bit of a slip when leading secong pitch which had Andy worried. First pitch felt tech 6, maybe I'm just out of practice.

luckyjim 07/Dec/13 AltLd
D Helm
Hidden ?/Dec/13 Lead
MrRiley 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

A very good value route and a good option as it didn't rely on turf. The first pitch has some great moves and the the third packs a punch!

Richard Hines, Debbie Lee
Hidden 09/Nov/13 AltLd
Rickrick ?/Nov/13 -
jamieevans 19/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Excellent conditions, soft shells and sunglasses

BUZZ1984 17/Mar/13 2nd dog
James Clapham
ollyroberts 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S

All pitches!

piersnewton 23/Feb/13 2nd
jon_ridley 01/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Geoff took the variation at V,6. Led the rest

grp 01/Feb/13 AltLd

variation start, interesting climbing

pwb1981 28/Jan/13 2nd

Did first pitch only, couldn't top out due to weather

Bob1984 28/Jan/13 2nd dnf

1st pitch

glenngordon 16/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
pamela millar
Jasonic 14/Jan/13 -
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
simon_D 15/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Great wee route with good situations for the grade

Tim Rodgers 10/Dec/12 AltLd

V,6 variation

David Forster
Hidden 29/Nov/12 2nd
JRae 24/Nov/12 AltLd

No ice in the groove.

mwatson 24/Nov/12 -
ferdia 04/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led 1

Andy Moles 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Ryan Wilson 18/Feb/12 AltLd

Nice little route, heavy snow on 60mph winds...pretty grim, but good fun !

Mike Frodsham
nia 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Thoms6974 05/Feb/12 2nd dog

V, 6 variation. Had to rest a few times, but managed to get through the crux in nearly 1 go. Not too shabby from a previous best of III, 4. I'm told it was in hard conditions despite the powder

el cholo 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S

V 6 variation, bloody corner on P2 where the peg is, was iced up I had no choice but to use the pag as an axe placement.

Andy Thomson
Stephi 04/Feb/12 Lead dnf

abbed off after 1st pitch because my climbing partner had extreme back pain. Didn't mind, was pretty windy!

michael83 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/12 AltLd
BorisVBlade 04/Jan/12 Lead O/S

With direct start variation (V,6),very enjoyable outing.

Roman, Jiefei Ma
freudy_love 02/Jan/12 AltLd dnf

Wasn't inspire by the ripping unfrozen turf in the snow ramp or loose tottering pile of chossy blocks above that weren't iced together and moved when pulled on, so downclimbed to the in-situ ab-tat at the top of the 1st pitch and bailed off.

Dave Douglas
Dave Douglas 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S

After the thaw I used my hands more than my axes. At the start of the second pitch Paul managed to move a large block just below a fixed yellow bit of rope. The blocks leading to the traverse on the second pitch also looked a bit precarious with little snow or ice to bind them, so we abseiled off. Second pitch is an accident waiting to happen. 1st pitch was good though.

Matthew Robinson 11/Dec/11 AltLd
DundeeDave 04/Dec/11 AltLd
Andrew Wilson 04/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Did the V,6 variation start from the toe of the buttress. Did it in 2 pitches.

Tony Womersley
robertmichaeladams 18/Mar/11 AltLd dog

must ready guidebook - desperate with little ice in the groove above the peg

jon clayton 01/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
wolf.leeb 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

hard V 6 variation, heaps of pissing powder and spindrift in all directions... wild.

mynyddresident 14/Feb/11 -

Variation start.

Hidden 10/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Kirill 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S

With direct finish

AndyL 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
ig248 29/Jan/11 AltLd

After the snow ramp at the end of the first pitch, went straight up the corner. Exciting climbing, with marginal holds and stemming off a good torque half way up.

Hidden 27/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jan/11 2nd
frost 09/Jan/11 AltLd
D Almond
Hidden 08/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/11 2nd O/S
stuart34 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Gordon Lacey ?/Jan/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
Ken Applegate 21/Nov/10 AltLd

Climbed in two pitches, I led P2, nice route, plenty of hooks and gear. Good situation on P2!

Dave Buckett
Hidden 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
geoff.comley 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Lead the first pitch to the top of the easy groove, this was my first proper mixed lead :) first grove is tricky, pat lead second crux pitch.

Hidden 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
jason 13/Mar/10 AltLd
twoplates 11/Feb/10 2nd O/S

with variation start V/6

dave sharpe
mulletcocktail2000 04/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

got pitches 1 and 3. hardest tech 5 i've been on to date! good climbing throughout, upper corners providing a thuggy crux.

helen and sean
Hidden 27/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Sandy Simpson 23/Jan/10 AltLd

done in two long pitches then on to the plateau really pleasing route.

IceBun 23/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 24/Dec/09 AltLd
Dan_S 20/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Dunx 17/Dec/09 2nd
Mark Walker
Alco-nomic ?/Dec/09 AltLd

tough top corner

Geoff, Andy Wardle
gregor 29/Nov/09 -
adw07 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

First of the season, couple inches of powder covering everything made a good warm up route with a couple entertaining pitches. traverse on the third pitch is a sweet spot!

andymoin 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

pitch 1 and pitch 3 were awesome and contrasting. The traverse was exciting and intimidating but I found the steep corners after to be the crux.

WilliamBurnside 08/Mar/09 AltLd

Wild day, so a good choice in the circumstances.

John Workman
sgl 07/Mar/09 AltLd
jonnie3430 14/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Duanne and Graham
MonkeyDawson 14/Feb/09 2nd
Jonnie 3430 and Duanne White
Hidden 21/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
BallsOfSteel ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Smelly Fox 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
tris fox
mikecopp 23/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Steve Addy
Hidden 08/Jan/08 AltLd
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
Jamie B 12/Nov/07 Lead
Lorenzo Antelove
HIGHTOWER 15/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/05 AltLd
akhughes ?/Dec/05 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 28/Dec/04 AltLd
Paul Tucker
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 AltLd O/S
Andy Munro
ArnaudG ??/2001 -
Dave Kerr 12/Nov/00 Lead
Iain Sharpe
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
nickdonohue 05/Mar/96 AltLd
Caley Latham
Hidden 02/Feb/95 Lead dnf
Yourlead 19/Jan/95 2nd

Wild blizzards and deep dodgy snow - Rapped Aladins.

Graham Penny
frost ?/Dec/94 AltLd
J Turner
Steve Crowe 10/Feb/90 AltLd O/S
Bruce Kerr 09/Dec/89 Lead
Perric Crellin
Hidden ?/Feb/87 -
Hidden ?/Nov/84 Lead
Bob 29/Dec/82 AltLd O/S

Led the pitch with the step out left.

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High V
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High IV
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High 6
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High 5
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High 4
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