Climbed to the start of the hard climbing in some of the worst spindrift conditions I've ever been in. Retreated from there, never been colder!MrRiley - AltLd dnf - 23/Mar/14 with Richard Hines, Debbie Lee
Great fun :-)
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Feb/14 with Loz
alexmcmillan - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Miles Gould, Harry Holmes
naffan - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Miles Gould, Alex McMillan
My first grade V!
ladislav - 2nd dog - 22/Feb/14 with Harry Holmes, Alex McMillan
tjmillen - 2nd - 18/Jan/14 with Charlie
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/14 with tim millen
simon kimber - 2nd - 17/Jan/14 with James Turnbull
jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/14 with simon kimber
I took a wee fall from the crux, but after a rest managed to pull through. Felt pretty desperate!
R0bbie - Lead dog - 04/Jan/14 with Taba
Hidden - 2014
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/13 with gary k
An excellent route. The initial pitch was harder than expected, maybe it banks out more later in the season.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/13 with Stuart Inchley
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/13
Jacob did the second (spicy,) I did the first. A great route, interesting bottom to top.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Jacob
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/13
Amazing route! Stiff for a V, I thought (way harder than savage slit for instance) and sustained. I agree with tech 7. Covered in unconsolidated powder, suppose it might have been easier with a bit of neve.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Steve Seale
gowla - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with adam booth
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/13
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/13 with edvin mellergard
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jan/13
Brucemacrosson - 2nd - Jan/13 with Gwylim Satchell
mshorter - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/12 with ry
Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Dec/12
guy757 - 04/Nov/12
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Nov/12
Fell off the crux this time.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd dog - Nov/12 with Guy Buckingham, Adrian Mellor
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/12
Tom Davy - Lead - 18/Feb/12
led the crux pitch, my first at tech 7! really fun climbing, perfect climb to practise your steinpulls!
James S - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with sam
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 21/Jan/12 with John
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/12 with Tom Ripley
Ri - 2012 with mike
Hidden - Lead - 10/Dec/11
James Thacker - Lead - 30/Nov/11
Looks very dry from the bottom but there are enough good neve for ledges and the snow channel on second pitch. The guide book's description on the chimney bridging - struggle inch by inch - is very true! Best stretch the first pitch a bit further and climb beyond the first flake, leaving more gear for the chimney pitch and you can also enjoy watching your partner suffering at the awkward bridging!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Alejandro Garcia
el cholo - AltLd - 20/Mar/11 with jamestheyip
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Dom
Guided party in front struggled somewhat and belayer had to be relieved on stance. Stan cruised crux.
davesykes - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Stan
well well well! Thin first couple of moves getting established on the wall, reasonable into the main groove. Found it tricky getting from the back and foot position onto the slab (might of went to high?). Hard 7 imo.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Pat Ingram
From chimney corner, gain the slab from below the peg on it, a couple of tricky steps right of it and then straight up. Can be done in one 50m pitch.
Alco-nomic - AltLd - 26/Jan/11 with Geoff
Started a few meters on the second chimney pitch. All cracks fully rimed up making gear finding very difficult. Downclimbed and bailed off.
jamestheyip - AltLd dnf - 08/Jan/11 with Ben Taylor
inuklm - AltLd dog - 07/Jan/11 with Robin Jones
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09
Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/09 with Damien
chapmand - AltLd - 15/Dec/08 with Dave Morse, Pete Rhodes
Peter Rhodes - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/08 with Dave Chapman, Dave Morse
david morse - AltLd - 13/Dec/08 with Bombsquad
Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/08
sgl - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with chad
Awesome route - crazy chimneying leads to a satisfying thin slab move to finish...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam
hwackerhage - Lead - 09/Mar/08 with Adam
frecro - 2nd - 05/Mar/08 with alex moran
Completed 1st pitch in terrible conditions, unconsolidated snow abbed off
breithorn4164 - AltLd dnf - 06/Jan/08 with Jackson
great route for wild days, although spin drifts can be perpetual (on a bad day!)
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/08 with Andy Sharpe
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/07 with Andy Inglis
Lowered off from crux, then Neil dispatched it. Must remember to eat and drink....
andyinglis - 2nd - 06/Mar/07 with neil adams
akhughes - AltLd O/S - Nov/05
whispering nic - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/05 with Tweedley
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/02 with Emily Hol
Yourlead - 2nd - 16/Feb/02 with Graham Penny
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Feb/02 with Steve Wells
frost - Lead - Jan/01 with J Hubbard
After camping by Loch Avon and doing Crevasse Route and Sticil face many years ago. The given year is a guess.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd O/S - Nov/00 with Simon Yearsley
Dave Almond - Lead O/S - Mar/00 with Mark Thomas
graeme gatherer - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 1996