|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Stonking lead by Jamie. Full body pump in the chimney...
I led up to the real chimney. Felt about IV 4/5. Feeling like we were being shat on by a snowman did not help the low psyche levels. Abbed-off from that belay and got blown out of the coire.
Strenuous with the outrageous bridging, great fun for a quick route.
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!
Richard Hines, Debbie Lee
Great fun :-)
Miles Gould, Harry Holmes
|Harry Holmes||22/Feb/14||Lead O/S||
Miles Gould, Alex McMillan
My first grade V!
|Charlie Zephyr Booth||18/Jan/14||Lead O/S||
I took a wee fall from the crux, but after a rest managed to pull through. Felt pretty desperate!
An excellent route. The initial pitch was harder than expected, maybe it banks out more later in the season.
Jacob did the second (spicy,) I did the first. A great route, interesting bottom to top.
|Adam Booth||26/Jan/13||Lead O/S||
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.
|tim newton||15/Jan/13||AltLd O/S|
|Malcolm Bass||?/Nov/12||AltLd dog||
Fell off the crux this time.
Guy Buckingham, Adrian Mellor
|James S||22/Jan/12||AltLd O/S||
led the crux pitch, my first at tech 7! really fun climbing, perfect climb to practise your steinpulls!
|Tom Livingstone||01/Jan/12||AltLd O/S||
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!
Guided party in front struggled somewhat and belayer had to be relieved on stance. Stan cruised crux.
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.
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.
Started a few meters on the second chimney pitch. All cracks fully rimed up making gear finding very difficult. Downclimbed and bailed off.
|Greg Boswell||10/Mar/09||AltLd O/S||
Dave Morse, Pete Rhodes
|Peter Rhodes||13/Dec/08||AltLd O/S||
Dave Chapman, Dave Morse
Awesome route - crazy chimneying leads to a satisfying thin slab move to finish...
Completed 1st pitch in terrible conditions, unconsolidated snow abbed off
|French Erick||03/Jan/08||AltLd O/S||
great route for wild days, although spin drifts can be perpetual (on a bad day!)
|Neil Adams||06/Mar/07||AltLd O/S|
Lowered off from crux, then Neil dispatched it. Must remember to eat and drink....
Happy hooking! Meaning to take a rest day on the International meet (after many days climbing) but couldn't resist getting out again!
|whispering nic||20/Jan/05||AltLd O/S||
|Malcolm Bass||?/Nov/00||AltLd O/S||
After camping by Loch Avon and doing Crevasse Route and Sticil face many years ago. The given year is a guess.
|Dave Almond||?/Mar/00||Lead O/S||