Pretty good condition today, though possibly a little steeper than sometimes on the crux. In general the ice is good and snow couloir above not too bad. Great route.
Steve Broadbent - 25/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/15
Abbed after the difficulties. Fat and hooked out. Felt low in the grade
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/15
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/15
ice in good condition, a little brittle in places ! weather (wind) atrocious.
Mr Christian - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/15 with chris p duck
good nick but hacked up, one pitch wonder... Big thanks to the guy who gave us a lift as we were walking down the ski centre road
chris p duck - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/15
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/15
Nice bit of ice, climbed in combination with a route that finished up a chimney to the left of pygmy ridge (possibly grade III) which made for a great day.
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/15
Lead 'ice' pitch. Quality of the ice was atrocious, was basically a steep pile of slush.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/15 with Scott
Nemo9 - Lead - 19/Feb/15 with Karl
Seconded main pitch. Very wet, with exposed traverse right to avoid brittle chandeliers on the left.
Karlos - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/15 with Random
Very windy. No way to top up. Considerable avalanche risk forecast. Perfect ice on the route. I lead the route and we abseilef from in situ tat at the top.
andrzej kierzek - DWS O/S - 15/Feb/15
Great pitch-decent ice-short and steep.
Ab from in situ gear.
bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Tim
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/15
aljones91 - Lead - 12/Feb/15 with Ben hester
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/15 with Tom
Scott's lead, managed to protect it even though we didn't have any screws... In-situ tat and a sling round a pillar. Really nice climbing, only one short steep section. Felt about WI3.
alexm198 - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/15 with Scott G
Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Feb/15
First scottish winter route of the season. Absolutely fantastic climb! Really fat ice, probably WI3. Reminds me why I do this to myself!
MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15 with David Robinette
Hidden - Feb/15
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/15
martinbettridge06 - Lead - Feb/15 with david harvey
JenRoberts - 2nd - 28/Jan/15 with Ollie
Felt IV,5 today.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/15 with Katie Long
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/15
short, sweet, and dripping wet! josh led ice pitch
Tom Redmond - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/15 with Joshua Willett
lanky and weak - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/15 with Lyndon Chatting-Walters
Timothy Miller - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/15
philgillespie - 24/Jan/15
Hard ice, the crux felt overhanging and very pumpy. Harder than some of the Grade V's I've done. Fantastic stuff!
StuartCJones - Lead - 24/Jan/15
Short but surprisingly tricky! Ice quite featured and bullet-hard. IV, 5 currently. Lots of teams racking up air miles on this today...
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Debbie Lee
thick but very brittle ice
SteveJCox - 17/Jan/15
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jan/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/15
Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/15 with Ben Watson
First winter climb. Good fun
watson.b - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/15 with Adam Gregg
Steep 90 degree ice climbing, more like a grade V on that day
stanleynkk - Jan/15 with Richard Kendrick
plain kitten - 2015
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/14
7deg C and in full spate but still a good laugh as a consolation. Wish I'd taken my wetsuit and some arm bands, got a good dowsing!
michael83 - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/14 with Mark Mosgrove
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/14
Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/14
Thin, hard ice in G12s with only 3 screws ... abbed off to get a crampon upgrade!
Dizz - Lead dnf - 27/Dec/14 with Richard P
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Dec/14
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Dec/14
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/14 with Gav Swinton
Both of us took lobs onto good gear, pulled through the crux on second go. Good nick. First Scottish lead so can't comment on grade...
i.fish2000 - Lead G/U - 15/Dec/14 with Leo
leo-z-g - AltLd dog - 15/Dec/14 with Gen
Just for the novelty value of soloing it in Grade II conditions. Firm neve throughout.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/14
Dave led as I was tired. Climb banked out to the start of the 'direct'. Good climb on a busy day. First time in the Northern Corries, I'll be back!
davidbird63 - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with David Adcock
ten4dave - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14 with David Bird
A snow plod - not even close to being in condition
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Nick Whimster
nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with monsteratt
No ice. very easy.
theamerican - Solo - Mar/14
Chrismith - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/14 with Shane
ChristyCole - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with David Kilner
fieldworktutor - 2nd - 22/Feb/14 with David Kilner, ChristyCole
heavy spindrift, short pitch, mushy foot holds, not very nice, lots of effort climbing up to start due to deep snow
marzi - 22/Jan/14 with will smith
Running_Board - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/14 with Steve Maher
Callum_Johnson - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/14
Piers Harley - AltLd - 16/Jan/14 with Jeremy Windsor
The ice pitch is quite short at the moment, but ok for the 2nd route of the day. Nice steep ice and fat enough to take a screw.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Drew Connelly
Top of the bulge just before the belay was soft snow - fell (on 2nd) and then got back on to finish
budchawla - 2nd dog - 04/Jan/14 with Alexander Orlov
dkilner - AltLd - 2014 with Christy Cole
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
GordonAinslie - 2014
alasdair19 - 2014
Hidden - TR dog - 23/Apr/13
Rock hard ice, trended right at the top. Good steep fun!
michaelmurray - 2nd - 12/Mar/13 with Mike Brownlow
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/13
joe_lancs - Lead - 02/Mar/13
eolmar - 2nd - 02/Mar/13
Swifty did the (not so)hard ice pitch, me and Chris the others.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Chris Evans, swifty
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/13
Hidden - 22/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13
I lead the direct pitch then we simul-soloed the rest of Aladdin's Mirror
thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Ali Baxter
settling an old score, after I took a whipper off it a few seasons back.
BallsOfSteel - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/13 with duncan osgood
bgreen3761 - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/13
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Andy Dennis
Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 09/Feb/13 with Mark Chadwick
FragOcon - 2nd - 09/Feb/13
my first grade iv. It was steep and not as fat as in some of the photos, but doable.
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/13 with Robin
Did first pitch ice climb then descended and moved to Patey's Route
kj001 - 2nd - 08/Feb/13 with Phil Dowthwaite
Left hand side had some newer poor quality crumbly ice. Rest was bullet hard, and fragile in places. Couldn't see any usual "stepping" from other users, so a nice fresh climb. Gully above was full of windslab, Rock very iced up so friends were useless.
waiting for snow - Lead dog - 06/Feb/13
Got lanyard from axe stuck under a spike in the ice near the top and fell off trying to free it. Not the best..
LibS - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/13 with Steve Mullan, Tom Smith
Did this after Libby had some falling fun to rescue ice screws. Nice and fat ice!
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Feb/13
robgixer - Lead O/S - Feb/13
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jan/13
Nice route!!! My first ice climb brill....
wayne higgins leeds uk - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/13 with dave payne
Short but steep.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Steve Seale
Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Jan/13
gowla - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with adam booth
ecromwell - AltLd dnf - 26/Jan/13 with Caspian James
Good ice, hasn't seen much traffic and plenty enough ice for some solid screws.
Kayan - Lead rpt - 20/Jan/13 with Rachel leese, David Brock
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jan/13
TGreen - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Rosie Henstock
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Tom Green
Bit of a shocker. Had enough energy to hang around the crux for 40 minutes and to downclimb and get the screws out, but not enough guts to commit to the route. Ice was a mix of brittle stuff and slush-puppy, though some was good.
Mr Fuller - Lead dnf - 01/Jan/13 with Paul Gibbison, Crazy Tom
flett53 - 2nd dnf - Jan/13
wheelsucker - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Backed off due to only 2 ice screws
Ross.Cooper - Lead dnf - 30/Dec/12 with Mark Chevassut
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/12
Beautiful route. I lead P1. Kip lead P2, Ben led P3. Good condition.
tomwheeler - AltLd - 17/Dec/12 with bencoope
luke321 - Lead - 13/Dec/12 with Jack Hodgson, Tom Jagger
Jack.H.92 - AltLd - 13/Dec/12
Ice looked great but turned out to be hard and brittle took short fall when feet popped off. V. stiff for grade on day.
gst - Lead dog - 12/Dec/12 with Al Walker
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12
good ice but thin
peter fetlar - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12 with stewart
Hidden - AltLd dog - 11/Nov/12
first route of the year, first time at sneachda, bit tricky at top as curtain wasnt fat but good fun
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12
Lean conditions but solid enough.
Kayan - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/12 with Rachel leese
Callum Anderson - 2012
Fat ice! Steep but very short lived
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/11 with Dave Latimer
Lewis won the game of rock, paper, scissors and won the lead. In good condition for the grade.
Karl Wooffindin - 2nd - 19/Dec/11 with Lewis Grey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/11
Pay Attention - 2nd - 18/Dec/11
First route of the season. The difficulties are short lived but in lean condition so a good IV if the steepest line is followed. In situ belay at the top.
Misha - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Paul
Hidden - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/11
Owen1984 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/11
mark v - 2nd - 28/Mar/11 with Mike Norbury
2 pitches, lead steeper-than-looks ice pitch, moved alpine style on 2nd pitch
Jams Crwca - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Danny
Led 2 and last piches. Short ice pitch fine after a week in Rjukan.
gilbert - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with John Naylor
Brucemacrosson - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Euan Scott
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/11
Very soft ice. It was being melted down.
Tomek S - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Wojtek Polkowski
joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11
Wojttek - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Tomek S
A very short pitch this year due to all the snow.
GaryK - Solo - 18/Mar/11
feeling ill, one last route before the 10.5hrs drive back!
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 12/Mar/11 with Quiet Ian
DigitalSteak - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/11
rcammack - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/11 with Harry Holmes
nice and hooky
Harry Holmes - Solo rpt - 09/Mar/11 with Robbie Cammack
Very fat plastic ice. In easy nick (compared with when I lead it anyway) with several rests available on the left between the short harder sections also being pretty chopped up and stepped out.
CurlyStevo - 2nd - 07/Mar/11 with Kenny
In pretty easy nic due to all the steps and hooks from previous ascents. One balancy move near top and it was all over.
ksneds - Lead - 07/Mar/11 with stevo
Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11
TomPollock - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11
dan doran - 04/Mar/11 with Rab mcmurray
We left from home on Skye at 9am and headed to the Cairngorms for a half day in the Northern Corries. We decided on Aladdins Direct (IV,4)as it was looking thick despite the very mild weather. The ice was steep and not too wet and gave a good pitch of climbing. Colins words not mine, I was thinking that looks steep.
artyscot - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Colin Threlfall
2nd winter route...
DannyK - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with pep
jon clayton - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/11 with sasha
martinbettridge06 - AltLd - Mar/11 with colk1000
Gumery - 2nd - Mar/11 with Hannah Francis, Tom Chilcot, alex reid
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/11
First IV route. Chuffed with the tick and keeping it all together on the lead. Ice is still super fat although it is a little brittle but there's plenty to hook on anyway. Felt steeper than it looks!
andrew sandercock - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Connor Cussell
CRiddiford - 2nd - 27/Feb/11 with Steve J
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Feb/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Feb/11
Still pretty fat and blue after the thaw.
joeydurkin - 2nd - 26/Feb/11 with Patch
It wasn't pretty, feet blew out and ended up hanging from my axes and then it was scramble to a ledge. First half was lovely though, just a shame my foot work wasn't up to it
Jimmy1976 - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11
JasonK - Lead - 26/Feb/11 with Euan Boyd
JRae - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Paul M
pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Jonny Reay
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11
brighters - 2nd - 26/Feb/11
dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with PB
gazb - AltLd - 26/Feb/11 with felix
fun, lead pitches 2, 4 and 5 :)
crimpy - 24/Feb/11
buzby78 - AltLd - 20/Feb/11 with McGeek
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Alex Desborough
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11
alanramsay - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Bill Strachan
Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/11
Blue, quite steep.Carried on to join Aladdins normal.
Sean Bell - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/11 with rob
pattisonr - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with sean bell
Solid blue ice, hooking all the way up P1, moved togeather on the snow slope (steep at Grade I!).
Merlin - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with vaughany, Lesley McCafferty
stevebarratt - Solo - 05/Feb/11
Still thick ice despite warm temps. Pics on blog email@example.com
colinthrelfall - 03/Feb/11 with Archie
Pouring with water, but great fun.
HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/11 with Danny Bucknole, Dave Gleave
tsjx - 2nd - 02/Feb/11
chedder - 2nd - 02/Feb/11 with HIGHTOWER
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with stu adams
jonesieboy - 2nd - Feb/11
Phil Emerson - Lead - Feb/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/11
Cold and windy day. Walked to Coire an Lochain, but didn't like the look of the approach slopes and turned back. Walked over to Coire an t'Sneachda. Quite late in the day by this stage. A few teams queueing for the right hand side of AMD, but no one climbing on the left. We jumped on the opportunity. Igor led it in about 5 minutes, placing one screw near the bottom and a hex at the small roof. Constant spindrift made it difficult to see, hear, or breath. Met a Spanish climber at the top belay shouting and laughing in a state of mad excitement.
Kirill - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Igor Gotlibovych
Tons of spindrift, character-building experience.
ig248 - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with Kirill
My First IV. Very nice ice:)
a13x - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Jordan Phethean
clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Mike Nuttall
MikeLeeds - 2nd - 29/Jan/11 with Clive Greenwood
J1PEF - 28/Jan/11
No decent screws until the last couple of moves as the ice was very wet
francois - Lead - 28/Jan/11 with Catherine, Chris
My first winter climb!
BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/11 with Catherine, Francois
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/11
steeper than in them photos, got it on a hard freeze!
pudding - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/11 with alex winter
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11
SianR - 2nd - 23/Jan/11 with Tom & Emily
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Emily Tickle Edwards, Sian Richards
Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/11
Really steep. Good lead by Jordan. Some knobbers abbed down just as we were about to start. Soloed beforehand by some superhero wearing a pair of tattered Ronhills.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Jordan
fat and blue!
Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/11
bfw87 - 2nd - 22/Jan/11
Had formed fat and blue. Steep and long!
Cardi - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Mike Wild, Sam S
scorky345 - Lead - 20/Jan/11 with Luke Hefferman
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jan/11
Nice wee fall and in great nick today:)
sebrider - Lead - 09/Jan/11 with Sophie
sophiecb - 2nd - 09/Jan/11 with Seb
well 'ard today ngot the BIG pump machine working overtime
Timo Austino - Lead - 08/Jan/11 with Nats
We climbed the ice then abbed back down from the tat.
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Taba
Glyn - AltLd - 06/Jan/11 with Tom Skelhon, Chris Davis
awesome! Led ice pitch
tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11 with glyn hudson, chris davis
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11
Fantastic if a little brittle ice.
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Rich Garside
yellow - Lead - 04/Jan/11
richiegarside - 2nd O/S - Jan/11 with steven Andrews
nikkimac - Jan/11 with Flash
wi11 - 2nd β - Jan/11 with Chris Gee
peebles boy - 2nd - Jan/11
Hidden - Lead - Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Followed Jay up, still nice and fat despite thaw.
shugsan - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Jason King
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
newtonmore - 2011
Hidden - 2011
David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011
keithru - 2011
Matt p1 (ice), me P2, Spike P3
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/10 with Spike Reid, Matt Freear
carl_123 - Lead dog - 29/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Dec/10
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Dec/10
joeydurkin - Lead - 24/Dec/10 with Steve Campball
Much steeper than last time I climbed it. Well pumpy!
Conan - 2nd - 20/Dec/10 with Alan Thorpe
nice ice pitch.
Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Liz Mittel, Lyndsey Mackay
Hidden - 20/Dec/10
tech - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Conan Harrod
In good nick, hard mind!
mr rob - AltLd dog - 19/Dec/10 with jonny, jp
But I got up it eventually, haha...
JdotP - Lead dog - 19/Dec/10 with Bike Bore, Jonny Marsh
willhawkins - Lead dog - 18/Dec/10
NervosaSam - 12/Dec/10
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Dec/10
Crowley6969 - 2nd O/S - Dec/10
Drew M - AltLd - Dec/10 with Fred Lyon
LakesWinter - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Mark, Phil B
philboy - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with matt g
Dustin - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Pat Ingram
A bit drippy, but solid enough. Short and sweet technical difficulties.
George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Andy S
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Kris
Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/10
Chris wilson - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with kev
very hard work to get in and out, snow up to waist height in places!!
kevburr - 2nd dog - 03/Apr/10
manmike - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with moose ridd
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/10
Did the ice pitch then abbed off.
It was so banked out that the ice fall was only about 6m high - ice bouldering!
Brendan - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/10 with Andy, Paul
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/10
only one pitch then retreated, fierce wind and avalanche danger, but nice taste of a grade iv
marzi - 2nd - 17/Mar/10 with smiler cuthbertson
Nice but short ice pitch.
telemarker - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Paul F
Really short ice pitch as it was so banked out. A wee bit chopped up too, so could pretty much just hook up it. Fun tho :)
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Francis Williams
Hidden - 09/Mar/10
FrankW - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/10 with Peter T
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10
Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Gayle Davis, Ewan Whitaker
Needless to say I led the easy bit above the ice and Adam got thumped by a huge spindrift avalanche which knocked someone else clean back over the icefall. Lucky for him it was well banked up with a soft landing.
Ann S - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Adam
morsy - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/10 with gerhard mors/alan rodger
melville18 - 2nd - 06/Mar/10 with linda, claire melville
alan.rodger - AltLd - 06/Mar/10 with gerhard mors, stephan mors
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Mar/10
demarcation86 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/10
efetunc - AltLd - Mar/10 with Andrew Asaam
Short but steep pitch.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 2nd - 21/Feb/10 with Kyle, Coups
Kyle Rance - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Mark Coupland
gordon henderson - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with MRT
In poor nick for a good climb - banked out so that only 15ft or so of ice and chopped up so badly that you could hook the whole way, no need to make placements.
StuDoig - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Ed Smith
Is this easy IV? Oh dear, I thought it was quite pumpy and I was glad it was over quick. My first ice for 32 years. Superb scenery higher up and great weather when we reached the top. Bagged my 6th Munro too. Wow. Thanks Stu.
Ian Jones - Lead β - 20/Feb/10 with Stuart Mitchell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/10
djking1983 - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/10
Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/10 with Ann S
Bram - Solo - 16/Feb/10 with Dave King
Good ice pitch
LostinLondon - 2nd - 15/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/10
bigfatbassist - AltLd - 14/Feb/10
Helen23 - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with Ben Hirst
Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with M.Rankine
Climbed as warm up. Then downclimbed aladdins mirror and went to pateys.
ice steep for tech 4 this time?
sneaks - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/10 with Andrew Innes
Hidden - Solo - 08/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10
amy - Lead - 07/Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/10
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10 with Andrew Morton, Zac Poulton
John Kettle - Lead - Feb/10
George Lewis - 2nd - Feb/10
TeeBee - Lead O/S - Feb/10
tjmillen - Lead - 31/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10
The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Mike Cullinen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/10
Kayan - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/10
Only the last 5 metres of the route weren't banked out. Very easy for the grade currently.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/10 with James Dunn
mes32 - 2nd - 25/Jan/10
Nipped up in between getting pounded by spindrift slides! Standing glissade down aladdins couloir was awesome!
Nearly fooked it when, after picking up my sac from the base of the route, I bum slid back down...... Must remember to only do the 20ft freefall slide over the crags when its all rammed with powder in the corrie!
Timo Austino - Solo - 24/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead - Jan/10
Hidden - Lead β - Jan/10
Hidden - 2010
PaulCunningham - 2010
PaulCunningham - 2010
colinthrelfall - 2010
philw - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Dec/09
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Katy Vose
John Roe - Lead - 29/Dec/09 with Jenny Crook, Marshall Kinnear
heist182 - AltLd - 29/Dec/09 with Jamie Tattersall
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/09
Jen Crook - 2nd - 29/Dec/09 with John Roe, Marshall Kinnear
groovy_nut - Lead rpt - 21/Dec/09 with Patrick
ckmoffat - 2nd dnf - 20/Dec/09 with Dave & Greame
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Dec/09
Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Lachlan Macleod
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Dec/09
first Ice climb, possibly should of practised placing an ice screw on firm ground first... Lovely climb, really good ice!
scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Caspian
Liam Ingram - 2nd - 12/Dec/09 with Fergus Cuthill
Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Liam Ingram
lachlan - Dec/09 with daniel sutherland
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/09
Dave Latimer - 2nd - Apr/09
breithorn4164 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Rupert
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/09
Jo's first ever winter climb! Steep but helpful ice with some good spindrift dumps...
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/09 with Jo
KKilroy - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Daryl
kleky - 2nd O/S - Mar/09 with MRT Valley: Andrew
barophobe - 2nd - Mar/09
Bram - Lead - 16/Feb/09 with Dan Jordan
Climbed left hand steeper bit this time.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 15/Feb/09 with Abo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09
BenJacobs - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Steve
jsrous - 14/Feb/09 with Sam Bennett
Steep! Finished up the mixed ground above at III.
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/09 with CarolineH
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/09
CarolineH - 2nd - 13/Feb/09 with Dave
Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/09
pretty fat compared with most the pictures online. Got pumped trying to place a screw on the crux and ran it out! Found the crux harder than other grade IVs I've done that given the route is much shorter.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Feb/09 with Kenny
ross and alex
smcw - Feb/09 with rmc
Tobes - Lead - Feb/09 with mejules
dave_tomlin - Feb/09 with Tom Evans
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Nikki and Duanne
nikkimac - 2nd - 31/Jan/09 with Jonnie and Duanne
Very straightforward climbing - gear isn't great (poor screws in the conditions we found it in) but it's only a couple of pulls and you're over the difficulties.
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/09 with Andy F
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/09 with Dave Leonard
DaveLeonard - Lead - 29/Jan/09 with PeteH
With Eric Hildrew
edinbed - Lead - 24/Jan/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/09
adamscottthomas - 2nd - 14/Jan/09 with Gwilym Starks
Fantastic day, great conditions. Second time on Ice.
rmc - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/09 with Sheena McWilliam
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/09
BorisVBlade - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/09 with Phillip Leadbeater
The_Boy_ODwyer - TR O/S - 04/Jan/09
robertporter - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/09 with James O'Dwyer
Grade II climbing grade IV debris thanks to the hoards above. So hacked out its how i imagine dry-tooling up an easy slab on an indoor wall is like.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Rolf
inuklm - AltLd - 03/Jan/09 with Dave Gent
Kyuzo - 2nd - 03/Jan/09
groovy_nut - 2nd - 02/Jan/09 with Rich
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/09
Neil D - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Boriz Korzh
jonnybull - Lead O/S - Jan/09
rossn - 2009
danJBA - 2009
Hidden - 29/Dec/08
joeydurkin - 2nd - 29/Dec/08 with Tim
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 29/Dec/08 with Dave Gleave
simon_D - 2nd - 28/Dec/08 with Roger C
good ice pitch. steeper than i looks! abbed off at the top of the 1st pitch.
mulletcocktail2000 - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/08 with john
Ice alternatly bomber then mushy crap, gear very worrying. Nice wee quick route tho, abbed after the first pitch.
andymoin - Lead rpt - 20/Dec/08 with Warren
adw07 - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/08 with Andy Main
Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Dec/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/08
Alexander123 - Lead - 17/Dec/08 with scotty webster
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/08
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Dec/08
Went direct instead of joining the grade 1, fantastic mixed
Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/08 with Doug and Eleri
Steep early season
Pete Main - AltLd - 17/Dec/08 with Andrew S
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/08
Fun but short lived. Just like Krokan but with a bit more of a walk in! Felt about WI 2/3
mgeek - Lead O/S - Dec/08 with Neill Busby
Kunal led thin ice pitch leaving the dull as hell snow leads to me!
davidgent - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Kunal
Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/08 with James Dunn
In great condition especially for so early in the season (with Phil and Tim).
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Tim Pearson, Phil
jazzyjackson - 30/Mar/08 with Jimbob
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/08
alaan - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Jim
Third time I've done this route and this was definitely the steepest - Emily managed to get 5 screws in...shame it's not twice as long....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Emily
Pretty thin pretty nice, Neil took a good fall half way up the main pitch, and managed to leave his axe up there but got straight back on and got it easy second time.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Neil Mackenzie
Sweet, bit thin but no excuse for a mighty fall! went too far round icicle to try get a rest that wasnt there, and suddenly came off, leaving one axe half way up! nice screw held fine and off i went back up to dispach the fine little pitch
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd - 01/Mar/08 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/08
djking1983 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Rich Brammall
FrankW - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/08 with None
smegging mission on straight axes, fell on a stubby at the top. next year good tech axes. coffee and a fag at the top of the pitch. fun sitting in the pub afterwards
charlie barnes - Lead dog - 22/Jan/08 with dan
barney_edin - 2nd - 20/Jan/08 with Andy S, Geoff M
akhughes - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/08
Brown - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/08 with Henry
Christopher Williamson - Lead O/S - Jan/08
fritz_in_aotearoa - 2008
Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008
wee hippy - Lead - 2008 with janis tait
Scott lead the ice pitch in very dodge conditions. Was very impressed.
markjarvie - 2nd - 2008 with scott becker
Hidden - 2008
Mark Walter - 2nd RP - Dec/07 with Al and Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/07
Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/07
Captain Solo - Solo - 08/Mar/07
Flashed, after previously seeing a mate take a winger off it years before.
andyinglis - Lead β - 07/Mar/07 with neil adams
Also lead the right-hand icefall (about III)
Neil Adams - 2nd rpt - 07/Mar/07 with Andy Inglis
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/07
simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Steve
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - 2007
timmy-ts - 2007
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - 2007
tumbling wizard - Lead O/S - Dec/06
SteveM - AltLd - 08/Jan/06 with Keith
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/06
Thin ice and crap technique resulting in a nasty fall.
Neil Adams - Lead dnf - 2006
keith leonard - AltLd - 2006
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2005
Not a huge build up, so felt pretty steep. Only Emma's 2nd or 3rd winter route, so an excellent effort.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/04 with EmmaV
Ed Saint - Jan/04
djking1983 - AltLd - 28/Feb/03 with Dave Frid
mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2003
rossn - Lead - 2003 with Dave Stapely
First ever ice climb.
Nevis_Ben - 2nd - 21/Dec/02 with Chris Thorne
Tim W - 2nd O/S - Dec/02 with Matt Kilner
jamie ward - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/02 with John Howes
Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/02
220bpm - Lead O/S - Feb/02 with Alan
Hidden - Lead - Feb/02
Hidden - 2002
niall_mac - Lead - Mar/01 with am_bodach, Paul R
towdman - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/01 with Daniel Armitage
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 25/Feb/01 with Adrian Pedley, Paul Tucker
The coire was in great condition. it was also packed.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/01 with Graham
Chris the Tall - 2nd - Feb/01
Spade - 2nd - Feb/01 with Gordon Bromley
Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 03/Jan/01 with Alan Smith
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/00
abbeywall - 2nd - Mar/00 with K
John Pickles - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/00 with John Short
Dan did a backwards summersault to land perfectly in the snow after both axes ripped.
BenTiffin - 2nd - Feb/00 with Dan Robinson
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - 2nd - 2000
Graham Kennedy - 2nd - 2000 with Andrew Porter
graeme gatherer - 2000
konacol - 2nd - 21/Mar/99 with Dave Mitchell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/99
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/99
Hidden - AltLd - 1999
seanyt - AltLd - Feb/98
Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/98
oor wullie - Lead O/S - 1998 with Nick P
dangates - Solo - 1998
Louis Hume - Lead - 1998 with Mustillos
innes - Lead - 1997
markharro - AltLd - 23/Dec/96 with Allan
Soloed sometime in the 90's
Lone Rider - Solo - 1996
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Dec/95
Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/95
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/95
frost - Lead - Feb/95
Our last climb together. Anthony unfortunately killed on the Ben 2 weeks later, falling through cornice descending via the abseil posts.
Sean Kelly - Solo - Feb/95 with Anthony Marsh
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1995
Stuart S - Lead O/S - Feb/94 with Mark Atkins
with Durk. Felt hard at the time
michaelb1 - Lead - Feb/94
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/94
Andy Say - Lead - 01/Jan/94
Yourlead - 2nd - 21/Apr/91 with Graham Penny
Part of Winter Skills course at Glenmore Lodge
Yourlead - 2nd - 30/Jan/91
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jan/91
Yourlead - 2nd - 27/Mar/90 with Graham Penny
Paul Figg - 1990
Virtually no ice
Yourlead - AltLd dnf - 05/Dec/89 with Graham Penny
Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/89
David Smith - Lead - Mar/88
mark-abz - Solo - 20/Feb/88 with Andy W
Hidden - Feb/87
Hidden - Lead - 1987
Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Jan/84 with Mike Dennison
Hidden - Feb/83
done with rob trevitt my first steep ice and the first placement of an ice screw.
Dave Almond - 1983 with Rob Trevitt
Bob - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/82 with D. Geere
Hidden - 2nd - Dec/82
A super route, look forward to more like this
Peter Main - 2nd - 07/Feb/75 with Robin Andrews
Thaw conditions, climbing on melting ice, neither safe nor fun.
Peter Main - 2nd dnf - 19/Dec/74 with Robin Andrews