Third pitch not in condition. A fine attempt by a Steve thwarted one move from the top!
joe king - AltLd dnf - 01/Mar/15 with steve pettit
In retrospect, the clue was in the guidebook. The final corner is much harder when there is no ice. A complete scratchfest with very little gear. Farewell number ten nut - you held well.
steveP - AltLd dnf - 01/Mar/15 with Paul Rowlands
not in condition backed off after first pitch.
Mr Christian - 2nd dnf - 25/Feb/15 with Chris p
Did First pitch up to the cave, mixed start Ice not fully formed, looked at the traverse which had a bit of snow on it but no ice and lowered off
chris p duck - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/15
Lead 2 nd pitch-no snow field- v thin and run out.
Tim lead 1and 3 -lean conditions and hard for grade ?
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Tim
Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 13/Feb/15 with Joe Fennel
Hard sustained climbing for grade I felt. Headed right from belay at top of second pitch then straight up towards two pegs. Possible a bit off route?
Nemo9 - AltLd - 12/Feb/15 with Jim
Pitches 1 & 3
danJBA - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/15 with James Hoar
Kayan - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/15 with Dan Abbatt
plain kitten - 2015
Led first pitch to cave. Very thin and hard. Colin tried p2 but no ice or neve and slabs too sketchy so we abbed off.
stratandrew - Lead dnf - 29/Dec/14 with Jim Symon, Colin Maddison
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/14
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Al Todd
Great condition, went left and led through an exciting mixed overhang.
mes32 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Mick
Banked out so only grade 3 after the first wee icefall..
luckyjim - AltLd - 02/Mar/14 with D Helm
elliptic - Solo - 02/Mar/14
I fell on the first pitch traversing onto the ice pillar from the snow slope on the right; probably not the easiest way of climbing this route. The fall was arrested by one of the ice axes placed at the top of the pillar. The axe leash held.
efetunc - AltLd dog - 01/Mar/14 with Rafal Malczyk
KKilroy - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Lou
Efe fell off leading 1st pitch but continued succesfully to the end
Rafal Malczyk - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Efe Tunc
I went to sling a horn, and almost pulled it out onto my belayer. About 30m above the vertical ice, on the climber's right.
theamerican - AltLd - Mar/14
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/14
Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/14 with Stephen Beard
Direct as icey.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/14 with S.Bennett
Lead a very short last pitch over to the rap point at the end of the route. Well chuffed at this :)
gbloomer - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Paul Swail
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/14
Started one rock bulge too far left. Perhaps a bit less steep. Really solid ice, but pretty badly run out due to our lack of ice gear. Lead P1 and P2 as 1 and belayed off an in situ sling for the top, not very interesting, pitch. Still quite banked out.
MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with USMC
We went up the icy P1 of the Prodigal principal and finished up this. The normal first pitch seemed to be buried.
JHiley - 2nd - 22/Feb/14 with Micki, Darren
Really in condition. Plenty of ice and Snow. Loved it!!!
magicmartin - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Susie, Ryan
Brilliant neve and great choice by Phil
kj001 - 2nd - 07/Feb/14 with Phil Dowthwaite
phil64 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/14 with keith Jones
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/14 with Mark G
joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/14
Led 1, 2 (together on a 60m rope) and last pitch (snow slope), Drew lead pitch 3 (good exit right from the belay). Generally good conditions but lots of soft snow on the approach and on the traverse, in situ tat was useful. Managed to get a few screws in.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14 with Drew Connelly
Late start after driving up from Cheshire. Climb in good nick but heinous weather conditions. Ended up abseiling off at end of 2nd pitch
Andrew Sloan - AltLd dnf - 18/Jan/14 with Steve Grove
plastered in thick neve & chewy ice. soft touch today.
Brucemacrosson - AltLd - 16/Jan/14 with David Small
simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/14 with Mike Thomas, James Turnbull
jamesturnbull - AltLd - 16/Jan/14 with simon kimber, mike
Piers Harley - AltLd - 15/Jan/14 with Jeremy Windsor
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/14
in good condition. in good weather
wookie667 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/14 with hay
stuart34 - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/14 with Gabi
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jan/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14
Good conditions today.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 12/Jan/14 with Donna & Phil
Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 12/Jan/14 with ken Applegate, Donna Ryan
SuperMike64 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14
malteserEd - 2nd - 12/Jan/14
More snow than ice overall. Crux was pitch 3 at grade 4, pitches one and three III-ish.
MadProfessor - Lead - 12/Jan/14 with Mr Scibberas
route in very easy condition today
morsy - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with gerhard mors
morsg - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Stephan Mors
Good value, but top pitch was a bit of an anticlimax.
planetmarshall - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with Liam
Lead p1 (interesting ice which took 3 screws), 2nd p2 (precarious crux) and p3 (easy II snow!!?)
JHiley - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Patrick
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Joe H
graeme gatherer - 11/Jan/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/14
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/14 with Debbie
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/14 with IainMunro
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jan/14
4 pitches. Led 1 and 2. Not much gear today but final ice corner very fat
abbeywall - AltLd - 05/Jan/14 with K, FM
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/13
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/13
Hidden - 2013
wheelsucker - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Dec/12
First and final pitch. Then topped out. Final pitch the best.
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/12 with Liam Brown, Andy mumc
A great wee line..Ice, turf, mixed and a well protected crux. Ab into Alladins Couliour.
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/11 with Karen Mc
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/11 with Yashvi Wimasalesna
yashvi - 2nd - 06/Dec/11 with Edwin Mitchell
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/11
Led the traverse pitch.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Igor Gotlibovych
Upper section would have been easier with some ice.
ig248 - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Kirill
jhawton - AltLd dnf - 28/Jan/11 with Tom Anderson, Griff
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11
The line avoids the main challenge but an excellent top pitch which I battered to pieces. Sorry.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Tim Clarke
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Jan/11
Took first pitch, pretty thin traverse, crux pitch was really fun climbing. Definitely 5 with conditions as they were today.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/11 with Pat Ingram
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11
As a couple of medical students, this was a must!
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/11 with Robbie
rcammack - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/11 with Alistair Rocke
in 4 pitches, good ice lower down but thin higher up, only just enough.
KeithW - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Paul Lucas
only completed first two pitches, great intro to winter climbing
stef050 - 2nd dnf - 02/Jan/11 with graeme watson
Excellent route, good belays and not bad gear although the top pitch could of done with more ice.
lucasp - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with keith lmc
Alco-nomic - AltLd - Jan/11 with Geoff
adie84 - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 14/Nov/10
Very sketchy first pitch. Not in condition at all. Rest of climb excellent, especially the long pitch up the corner.
jacobfinn - 2nd β - 16/Mar/10 with John Jackson Falkirk Council, Brian Adam
First pitch was horrible, didn't go far enough left so had a horrible step up, 3rd pitch was right up the corner on good ice but was hard work, sore calfs, breathing out my arse and proper scared:((
Badam - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/10 with Jason, John Jackson
meant to go to the lum but total pea souper made it difficult to find Sneachda!!! Lines were taken so we took the first avalaible and locate-able option.
Proved to be really serious today Dave's P1 weighed at VI, 5 in my books! Back to car for 12.45 though.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Dave Kerr
With Paul Knowles.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 07/Mar/10
Saved the day after binning Lochan cos of too much snow. Very icy. Good wee route.
IceBun - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with Rossco
tallthinmonkey - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/10 with Russell Small
Traverse pitch and top corner pitch
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Mat Dowsett
In 5 pitches, though the 5th was a solo snow plod. Good route, quite testing.
Rampikino - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Paul Cubbins
MouseHunter - 2010
Hidden - 2010
akhughes - Solo O/S - 2010
Poor route choice, thin ice, too much powder and a lot of digging for gear....
liamo333 - AltLd O/S - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Dec/09
Abbed off after the second pitch due to scary climbing a running out of light.
andymoin - AltLd dnf - 27/Dec/09 with James Dunn
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/09 with ryan, mark mosgrove
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/09
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/09 with mark and stuart
Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Dec/09
graeme gatherer - Dec/09
Silly route choice today. No ice and unconsolidated snow made this piss poor line insecure and far from fun. Bailed after 2.5 pitches of the crapest mixed climbing we have ever had the mispleasure off. Still beats the office though. Shoulder felt fine.
jazzyjackson - AltLd dnf - 05/Mar/09 with Jimbob
ShaneHoubart - AltLd O/S - Feb/09 with Ale
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/08
jamesturnbull - 2nd - Mar/08 with aiden
barney_edin - AltLd - 06/Feb/08 with Christian L
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/08
Greg Boswell - 24/Jan/07 with peter bosewll (dad)
Richard White - 2007
Hidden - 2007
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/06 with neil adams
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/06
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Andy Inglis
sea_lene - Lead O/S - 2006
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/05 with James
Jamie B - AltLd - Feb/04 with Kenny Grant
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/03
Les Ross - AltLd - Feb/03 with Andy Beavis
frost - AltLd - Jan/03
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Feb/02
Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/02
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/01
ruaridhmac - 2nd - 03/Feb/01 with Helen Rennard
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - Nov/00 with Mark Vandome
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - Lead - Nov/98
Lone Rider - AltLd - 1996 with Pete mayhew
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/95
Hidden - AltLd - 1993
TheAndyBarker - Lead - Jan/91
alkira - 2nd - 18/Dec/90 with james turner, bruce goodlad
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 11/Jan/87 with Paul Dunkley
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/85