Pygmy Ridge** IV 5
[topping out of pygmy ridge, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

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This climb is in 197 logbooks, and on 35 wishlists.

glaramara - Lead - Jun/14

joe king - AltLd - 23/Mar/14 with steve pettit

Fantastic first pitch - topped out into a Hurricane.
steveP - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Paul Rowlands

Hidden - 21/Mar/14

Very good - skipped the top pitch as was very windy and late in the day. Traversed round the side on bomber neve
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Nick Whimster

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with monsteratt

In 3 pitches. Started in whiteout and breezy, but eventually even the sun came out. Massively rimed, though I felt the overall conditions were not bad, if quite bold. At least I found the good belays. The opening few moves were tech 6 today. Yuki's first Scottish climb and first proper mixed - she loved it.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/14 with Yuki S

simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/14 with James Turnbull

jamesturnbull - AltLd - 16/Jan/14 with simon kimber

Piers Harley - AltLd - 15/Jan/14 with Jeremy Windsor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/14

Great hooks and good consolidated snow.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 12/Jan/14 with Donna & Phil

Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 12/Jan/14 with ken Applegate, Donna Ryan

Long snow slope ascent to get to start of climb, but well worth it!
Richard Thombs - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Mark Walker

Led P1 and P3. Cracking route, probably the best day out I've ever had!
alexm198 - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with Mike Kinge, Matt Harle

Mike.Kinge - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Matt Harle, Alex Mathie

lcullum7 - AltLd dnf - 09/Jan/14 with Alex Mathie, Matt Harle

Matt Harle - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/14

Si - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

gordigotama - 2014

gordigotama - 2014

Keelan McNulty - 2nd dog - 19/Dec/13

first 5m are pretty tough and hard to protect, after tht the rest of the first pitch is steady IV and pitch 2 and 3 are easier
Webster - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13

wupert - AltLd - 07/Dec/13 with Tim Elson, Victor

planetmarshall - AltLd - 30/Nov/13 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Nov/13

AaronJohnstone - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/13

AaronJohnstone - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/13

michael83 - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - 22/Feb/13

I led pitch 1 and 2 and Robin did p3. We avoided the final tower as it was 8pm by the time we topped out and we thought it was time to go home.
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/13 with Robin

BUZZ1984 - 2nd - 02/Feb/13 with Gavin Pike

Hidden - Feb/13

Led first pitch, but had to escape round the top ridge as it got dark!
kelliroberts3 - AltLd dnf - 01/Jan/13 with Peter Rigby

Avoided last pitch due to darkness
Pete Rigby - AltLd dnf - 01/Jan/13 with Kelli Roberts

Hidden - 2013

luke321 - AltLd - 13/Dec/12 with Jack Hodgson, Tom Jagger

Jack.H.92 - AltLd - 13/Dec/12

Early season conditions made it trcky. missed out final section due to fading light.
gst - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Al Walker

radioshed - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/12 with Marnoch

mhamiltonj - AltLd - 25/Nov/12 with Mathew C

JRae - AltLd - 24/Nov/12 with M Watson

mwatson - 24/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Nov/12

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Dave Douglas

Led 1 and 2. Took a while...
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Sarah Kirton

Led main pitch in 2. Led 2.
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Andy

skirton - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Donald Slater

Via summer start. Pretty straightword so early in season.
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Paul Freudenthal

The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with andy latham

AndyL - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Tom Eddington

joeydurkin - AltLd - 03/Nov/12 with Patch

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Ferdia

Hidden - Lead - Nov/12

by night after work under full moon
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/12 with Dave Kerr

First route of the season, solid hooks, knees and hands!
peter.herd - AltLd - 27/Oct/12 with Mike Cross

Rickrick - AltLd - May/12

Tim_Gomersall - Lead - Mar/12 with ANNA

Anna_wells - 2nd - Mar/12 with TIM

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 07/Feb/12 with Gordon

Awesome route. No idea why I brought axes, even with a foot of snow of top much easier to climb with my hands! Gear and placements were quite hard to find though.
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Thomas Reid

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Feb/12

ZA - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with Graham Dawson

first mixed route, awesome day!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

alan moore - 2012

nia - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with harry

led pitch 2
abbeywall - AltLd - 30/Dec/11 with K, FM

Bit of a hard pull at the start but fixed gear at your waist. Good route
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/11 with Dave Latimer

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/11

First pitch quite hard!
Elsier - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Ian

dougs1232 - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Finlay Wild

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Dec/11

rapped after first pitch due to darkness
Scotsken - Lead - 03/Dec/11

up the hill - Solo O/S - Jul/11 with Fiona Murray

first 2/3, top too bare
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Dom

Led P1
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11

eases off a lot after first pitche. good route.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with M.Rankine

J1PEF - 28/Jan/11

In lean condition but still a great little route. Led pitches 1 & 3. Took a line up the left side of final tower to make things a bit more interesting.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Ryan Wilson

Glyn - AltLd - 06/Jan/11 with Tom Skelhon, Chris Davis

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11 with glyn hudson, chris davis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11

oliverk - 2011

monkeyboyraw - 2011

PAJames - 2011

scottveitch - 2011

freudy_love - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

Ben C - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 22/Dec/10 with Dave Chapman

chapmand - Lead - 22/Dec/10 with Guy Wilson

Good route choice when a short day is required. Impressive exposure and straightforward climbing. Felt a little soft for IV,5 though.
willhawkins - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/10

nice climb, made all the more interesting by 50mph winds and -12temps, giving a cm of rime ice on my eyelashes. Good conditions, one puzzling move on the first pitch then the rest is straighforward.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/10 with Mark Jarvie

Drew M - AltLd - Dec/10 with Fred Lyon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/10

tallthinmonkey - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/10 with Rafa

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with drew

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10

crux is gaining the starting groove. Nice climbing. :)
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Pat Ingram

Stephen18 - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/10

Hidden - Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/10

First pitch is the crux.
moose ridd - AltLd - 28/Mar/10 with M.Sadler

Led the first pitch.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/10 with Andy, Paul

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/10

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Very white. Finding gear was hard work. Top pitch in glorious sunshine. Guys at top thought it was closer to V this weekend
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Luke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10 with Andrew Morton, Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/10

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Ronbo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/09

Pete Main - AltLd - 17/Dec/09 with Andrew S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Dec/09

Alco-nomic - AltLd - Dec/09 with marek, Geoff, Andy Wardle

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Nov/09

BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/09 with stevewalls

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/09

Alexander123 - AltLd - 30/Mar/09 with scotty webster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09

Gustav - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Matt G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/09

CT6419 - AltLd - 2009

rossn - 2009 with Paul Freeman, Bill Butterworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/08

nukebat - AltLd β - 25/Nov/08 with Colin

that_idiot - 2nd β - 25/Nov/08 with Scott, Colin

gaz.marshall - AltLd rpt - 22/Nov/08 with Will & Alex

Mr.Billiams - AltLd - 22/Nov/08 with Gaz & Alex

Did 1st pitch of Saturation Point to avoid other team
Captain Solo - AltLd - 22/Nov/08 with Ewan

Shaw Brown - 02/Nov/08 with Loz

frecro - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/08 with Iain Munro

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Oct/08

morsy - AltLd - 01/Mar/08 with gerhard mors

FrankW - Solo rpt - 13/Feb/08 with None

troutbeck - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/08 with A.M.

skittles - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with Rob Embry

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 2008

wee hippy - 2nd - 2008 with sandy allan

Hidden - 2008

peebles boy - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Dec/07

Spade - AltLd - 06/Feb/07 with Tom Pearson

steev - 02/Jan/07 with Manjoe & Gaz

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/07 with Steev and ManJoe

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Dec/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/06

tumbling wizard - Lead O/S - Dec/06

Jim Haydock - 2nd - 09/Mar/06 with G. Ettle & Owen Samuels

mikecopp - 06/Jan/06 with Alison banwell, nick J

Alastair MacSween - Lead - 03/Jan/06 with Graham Hunter

Nice finish to an easy day out.
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 20/Dec/05

Grade III after first 10m
Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/05 with Rich Parker

akhughes - AltLd O/S - Nov/05

oor wullie - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Neil & Fiona

francois - 2005

rambler_gary - 2005

niall_mac - AltLd - Nov/04 with Emmett

Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Andy Munro

Yourlead - AltLd - 25/Oct/03 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/02

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 03/Jan/01 with Alan Smith

nickcanute - Dec/00 with tim parkinson

Niall B - AltLd - Aug/00

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - 01/Dec/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/98

dangates - 1998 with Kirk Watson

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/96 with Andy R

Stuart S - AltLd O/S - Feb/94 with Mark Atkins

mark-abz - Lead - 02/Jan/94 with Dave G

Tarquin - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/91

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