Fiacaill Couloir* II/III
[Fiacaill Couloir, 3 kb]Could be a boring snow plod. Tremendous outing in lean conditions, with one technical move to get over the chokestone.

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Deep, unconsolidated snow in gully. The chockstone at the top of the gully was quite an obstacle, requiring a determined approach! This was the first time I had encountered it, despite having climbed the route a few times before.
gazzagabb - Lead - 16/Dec/14

RocKalina - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Brilliant stuff, mostly solid icy neve with one spot of soft snow on the exit to the col - first Scottish grade II. Fantastic views on topping out
pebblespanker - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Mark Powell

Hidden - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/14

Neve improving with height. Spindrift fest, great views. Really good photo op at the peg after leaving the top of the couloir.
Louis Hume - Lead - 23/Mar/14 with Oli, Jenny

Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with oli bonfield-jones, Louis

Mel's first winter route - pretty full-on conditions with upwards blasting spindrift and strong winds but the route was in excellent nick.
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Mel

Melty!!
luckyjim - AltLd - 16/Mar/14 with D Helm

luckyjim - Solo - 13/Mar/14

Alastair MacSween - Solo rpt - 12/Mar/14

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Sarah Laing

Seconded this route at the end of the winter season. Great condition considering. Was my first winter climb. Found it easy most of the way, with only one patch of near horizontal ice that took a little more thought. Excellent weather, with little wind and a slight snow fall. Plenty of snow. Just on the edge of freezing. Great fun for a first attempt. Ian Stewart, who led, felt it was a good quality grade II.
whereisboo - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Ian Stewart

Hidden - 10/Mar/14

the ant hill mob - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14

French Erick - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Dave Kerr

Scary top out.
Andrew Wilson - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/14

Heavy snow build up, finished up the steps of the direct route about grade 3/4
justaddpowder - Lead - 03/Mar/14 with Nathan Robbins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14

Nice climbing, gear/belays sparse ATM.
wupert - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with Nat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14

aalper - 2nd O/S - Mar/14 with Sandra_M, Karolina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/14

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/14 with Jordan Peaker

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/14

Danny Crump - Lead - 25/Feb/14 with John Andrews

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14

This scottish winter stuff can be fun
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Ben Ochner

Soloed first pitch then held Sams Massive fall, after which we made a retreat back to the ski center.
Calum Wadsworth - Solo dnf - 22/Feb/14 with Sam A

Solo climb up Fiacaill Couloir after climbing a seemingly unnamed line in the twin ribs area. No sign of either of the 2 large chokestones that I recall from my previous visit. Snow in much better condition having softened on Wednesday and then had a refreeze overnight.
MartF - Solo β - 20/Feb/14 with Matt

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/14

Jo sumner - 2nd - 09/Feb/14

Banked right up. Couldn't traverse out once topping the couloir section due to too much snow, so did an alternative which involved moves of about 4.
Teappleby - Solo - 07/Feb/14 with Micki Schobitz

Nice easy climbing up the obvious couloir. We must have done a direct finish which felt about tech grade 4 with no gear. Those 3 meters were not so easy anymore.
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/14 with Tom Appleby

david harvey - 2nd O/S - Feb/14 with martin

Crazy solo, completely loaded. I should have known better. had to punch pigeon holes from half height and tread my axes shaft deep sideways just to stay on !!!!
jon clayton - Solo - 28/Jan/14

A token route on a poor day, banked out all the way.
elliptic - 22/Jan/14

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jan/14

martinh13 - AltLd - 17/Jan/14 with Kenny

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/14 with Ed Worsley

Daniela Balslev - AltLd β - 16/Jan/14 with Khalid

Heavy cover of firm snow. Chockstone totally buried.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/14

Coached up by Gelnmore Lodge instructor, Colin.
khalidq - AltLd β - 16/Jan/14 with Daniela Balslev

ed251 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Jan/14

Very busy, queuing for most routes on the crag. Well banked up with snow. All cracks on the crag are filled with ice making gear quite hard to place. Heard a lot of shouting from other routes in regards to lack of good gear. Pretty sure I took a direct finish making life a lot harder than it should of been. Good day out.
alias dave - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/14

Rasherz - 2nd - 04/Jan/14

carl_123 - Lead O/S - Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

n.LiVE - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Shane

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Nov/13

malone - 2nd dnf - 23/Nov/13 with Alistair baxter, Ryan Gil

All easy until the chock stone which was hard due to little build up, but well protected.
SUColdo - AltLd - 22/Nov/13

Very out of condition, bailed at the chockstone, would love to come back and try it again in condition
victorhearnyeates - AltLd dnf - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 13/Apr/13 with Graham Hunter

Climbed it twice. Dropped one of my gloves from just below the chockstone. Went down via Fiacail Ridge and met Donnie (CMRT) just starting up Couloir and who had recovered my glove. Many thanks, and I owe him a beer. Weather fantastic and Couloir in great condition so I went back up.
Alastair MacSween - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/13

Pompey - 2nd - Apr/13 with johnnyw

joesmith - AltLd - 10/Mar/13

guy757 - 04/Mar/13

Wasn't feeling on the ball but we moved together for the first section before pitching.
Dave Richards - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/13 with sjbrook

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Kaiser999 - AltLd - 02/Mar/13

Easy, lots of snow in it.
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Dave Richards, PMC

Great conditions- a nice route, especially love the upper part.
Lancer - AltLd O/S - Mar/13 with Charlie Burbridge

DaveJ 11 - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/13

ferdia - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/13 with Ben, Anne

Cadairmanuk - 2nd - 19/Feb/13 with John Weale

Truan - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13

It was completely different experience than when I did it first time in 2010. The snow was slush. Sadly there was a pile of slushy snow under the chokestone move and I decided not to step on it. Followed steps to the right, where everybody were exiting through the snow.
andrzej kierzek - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/13

hydraulicwave - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/13

ramsy71 - AltLd - 10/Feb/13 with k, Neil Machon

wild day, white out on the plateau
robertmichaeladams - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Tom

pete1993 - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Anna, Jake Shaw

JakeWShaw - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Anna, Pete

kj001 - 2nd - 07/Feb/13 with Phil Dowthwaite

ianwikeley - Feb/13

robgixer - Lead - Feb/13

Deep powder snow, slow going as held up behind other group. Walked off in the dark.
tomblankenstein - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Alex Mathie, Charlie Kenzie

Bob1984 - Lead - 26/Jan/13 with Tom Blankenstein

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/13

pwb1981 - 24/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13

malteserEd - 2nd - 13/Jan/13

Tricky over the chockstone due to lack of buildup
Adrianw - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with John Vaughan

aljones91 - AltLd - 11/Jan/13

luke harper - AltLd - 11/Jan/13 with alex

joermann - 2nd - 07/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/13

Moved together, no gear really at all, got a little lost on top out had top traverse round down climb then climb up. Lots of ice, typical wild Scottish day :)
rosieposey14 - 01/Jan/13 with ben ireland

Moved together. No Gear
benjaminireland - Lead - 01/Jan/13 with rosieposey14

Hidden - Lead - Jan/13

Nemo9 - AltLd - Jan/13 with Col

mrj_langley - 2nd - Jan/13

wheelsucker - 2013

Hidden - 2013

lou_rankine - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Up the right hand side of the couloir. Mostly moved together with a couple of short pitches near the top. Pretty sparse gear but excellent and wild day out topping out into 90mph winds!
michaelmurray - 30/Dec/12 with Nick Strange, Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James

Wild and snowy
jaamez - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/12 with Matthew Myerscough, Mike Murray, Ray Birch

Went up the left instead of the right this time, still not much gear. Had grand ambitions to do something else, but left my spare axes at home. Glad someone was on Invernookie, because I think I would have found it quite spicy with one axe. Good neve, crux easy due to build up. Simon's first winter route.
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/12 with Simon

joeydurkin - Lead - 24/Dec/12 with Liz F

Really enjoyable route. Decent conditions. Though cold belay stances. Interesting 3rd pitch below chockstone.
RUDIN.J.D.H - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/12 with Sarah Acheson

Great climb that didn't have the big queue like Invernookie
Ross Young - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/12 with Marnoch

mhamiltonj - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/12 with Ross Y

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/12 with Ben Gibson, Chris Ward

Hidden - Lead - 11/Dec/12

Lean conditions in places but great wee route with a cool few moves over the chock stone and the exit at the top.
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - Dec/12

SarahA - Lead - Dec/12

Led pitch 1 and a very un-banked out pitch 3. A little more than 1 technical move required!
Thoms6974 - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Matt

radioshed - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with andy t

Pete Barker - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/12 with Lizzie

James Mackin - AltLd - Mar/12

great little route, easier than it looks all the way. nice.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Jake Young, Anna

Jake Young - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Ben, Anna

nicjbuk - AltLd - 07/Feb/12 with ross nicol esq

Mark Wilson23 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/12 with Mark Fitzpatrick

Tried the Seam/Invernookie - got a couple of pitches up but too full of waiting climbers and bored and cold waiting in the spindrift and high winds so abbed into Fiacall Couloir. Took some good lines and it was in great condition. Not too banked out over the top chockstones so it got a III today. Gareth & Colin led alternate pitches. I seconded today
stratandrew - 2nd - 04/Feb/12 with Colin Maddison, Gareth Williams

Bob1984 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12

jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Jon Ridley

Awesome route in lean conditions
Strachan - 2nd O/S - Feb/12

Zippy1999 - Lead - Feb/12 with Joe Gibson

grp - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/12 with groliver26

groliver26 - 2nd - 30/Jan/12 with Geoff Pyatt

Sam Warby - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12

The crux chockstone looked to be easy III under today's conditions. We decide to climb a 'more sporting' crack which splits the wall that lies to the left of the crux chockstone. We found this variation to be a bit more sporting than we expected, but thankfully it is well protected (III,5). I think that this variation is worth mentioning, as I guess that on a very thin day it might be preferable to the cracks on either side of the chockstone.
Oceanic - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jan/12

Difficult with the lack of snow. Lead the second pitch up a direct line but the climb got much harder where the gully was blocked with large boulders that would usually be covered with snow. Solid but sparse gear placements in the rock at the sides with the odd ice screw.
DaveMo - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/12 with Gareth Davies, Simon Woodcock

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Dave

Some very Scottish weather
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12 with clay

a good lead by BMacR in very lean conditions, especially at the chockstone
suess - 14/Jan/12

Not a lot of snow. Could have done with some more to get a bit higher for the step/chockstone thing in the middle of the couloir. Much thrutching in a testament to my summer technique!
MartF - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Fonze

pouring spindrift up and down in a hoolie. mostly ok
lithos - AltLd - 07/Jan/12 with chris v

Soloed except crux pitch (Jack Lead) - Very little snow/ice so hard maneuver around chockstone - and final pitch.
thetradlad - AltLd - 01/Jan/12 with Phil Wilkinson, Jack Brougham

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/12

cwhitty - AltLd - 2012

mwat - 2012 with dave read

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/11

chapmand - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with Hannah Appleton

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/11

Brucemacrosson - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Euan Scott

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Neil Barron

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/11

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Jonny Gumery, Tom Chilcott

Major malfunction - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with Jonny, Hannah

moving together
joe_lancs - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/11

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Esther Seddon

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with monty

Decided to head over here to avoid crowds on main crag only to find three other parties hidden on the route. Good route. Did a direct finish at the top, which was exciting.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Nick Whimster

ElvisLeg - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Speedy McCreedy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

alan.rodger - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with gerhard mors, stephan mors

morsy - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with gerhard mors/alan rodger

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

led top and bottom pitch. paul L2
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Paul

Dustin - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Tom Pollock

TomPollock - AltLd rpt - 01/Mar/11 with Dustin Bunyan

Gumery - 2nd - Mar/11 with Hannah Francis, Tom Chilcot, alex reid

davidrj1 - AltLd - Mar/11 with Paul Riley

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson

JRae - Solo - 26/Feb/11 with Paul M

pmurdy - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Jonny Reay

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/11

gee-whizz - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/11 with nick carter

Owen1984 - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/11

very good, lead pitches 2, 4 and 6
crimpy - 23/Feb/11

John-Henry - Lead - 22/Feb/11

bengillies - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11

Simon Baker - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11

Hidden - 06/Feb/11

simondunf - 06/Feb/11 with caspar

1st ever winter lead, amazing!!! especially move getting over chockstone!!!
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/11 with mike watson

nickcanute - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with tim parkinson

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11

First winter lead.
CacCarnBeag - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with Winter skills course, with Lairig club.

justin_boylan-toomey - 2nd dog - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/11

andy_e - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/11

Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/11

Some good ice and an exciting run out on the second pitch.
Steve Perry - AltLd - 19/Jan/11 with Dan Bailey

riven - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/11 with Ollie Kenyon

oliverk - AltLd - 17/Jan/11 with Joe

pleasant climb, ice wasnt great near the foot of the route, but got better as route went on, george did all the hard work i took the last pitch to the top
culmclimberRob - 2nd - 16/Jan/11 with george porter

prog99 - 2nd - 15/Jan/11 with Nathan, Fiona

Rather damp (rained most of the day) but out of the wind and a pretty nice climb. Chockstone looked intimidating but was fine.
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 15/Jan/11 with Mike, Nathan

Not a very well protected route.
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/11 with Marcus, Sian

SianR - 2nd - 14/Jan/11 with Jonnie & Marcus

MarcusP - 2nd - 14/Jan/11 with Sian, Jonnie

Wet,overcast and thawing. John leading.
iansm - 2nd - 13/Jan/11 with Archie, John

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jan/11

edmund94 - 2nd β - 08/Jan/11

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 08/Jan/11

matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Tim Slater

Lots of spin drift, felt very still with very hard ice, hard to protect and sustained. Chockstone crux was lean, but felt a lot easier than the rest of the route. definetly III today.
tobyk - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/11 with Joe Fennell

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Jan/11

tobychild - 03/Jan/11

stevepotter - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with ken

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/11

I got first and third pitches with the interesting climbing. One of best belays I built so far at end of third pitch. Almost took a winter whipper off the crux. Matt got the massively run out 2nd and 4th pitches - lots of powder making pro hard.
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - Jan/11 with Matt Marshall

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/11

joe_lancs - AltLd O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Rhys Jones - Lead - 31/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/10

I led 1&2, geoff led 3. lots of people climbing this today so had to queue at the start. Difficult to find gear placements as they were all buried and/or iced up. Chokestone was a great little move.
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Geoff Comley

Enjoyable route. Build up was slim for the chockstone crux definatley a III move in todays conditions.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Chris Sutcliffe

Really bad runners and belys. Otherwise, quite pleasant climbing. Finished in dark due to faffing, queuing and not reading route description.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Rachel B

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Dec/10

Erm what gear?! Queued, set off too late, topped out in the dark. At least it had stopped blizzarding on the plateau, just fog.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with James Hoyes

fantastic snow ice but very cold. (-10)
nigel pearson - 2nd - 18/Dec/10 with Mark, Robin

1st and 3rd. Conditions thin. chockstone pitch needs quite a build up before it is anything like the chockstone photo on ukc currently. That said very good fun, meant to do another route but dad didn't take us to the bottom of this route(in poor vis). By the belay at the end of the first pitch I was certain I had done it before! Old man navigation needs some work though ....(took us southish for a while after the climb!)
Ewan Russell - AltLd rpt - 14/Dec/10 with Mike(Dad)

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 20/Mar/10 with Phil Warriner

Chockstone partially banked on left side. nice step up. Lots of debris and small avalanches coming down into couloir from tops of routes on right side of buttress.
markvader - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10

fantastic route in excellent conditions, gear hard to come by
MrRiley - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Debbie Lee, Mark Reid

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 10/Mar/10

lumbard - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/10

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

stubobaloo - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/10

Andy Hewison - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Steve T

TeeBee - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

efetunc - AltLd - Mar/10 with Andrew Asaam

Sensational climb. Solid snow/ice all the way in a superb location.
stevez - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/10

Excellent fun :)))
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/10 with Paul Martin

mhawk - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/10 with Tom Fenwick, Paul Martin

I lead all picthes
andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/10

Hidden - 21/Feb/10

awesome route with the traverse left at the top a bit bottom twitching...
Timo Austino - Solo - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/10

LogieNick - AltLd - 17/Feb/10 with Glenmore Lodge Winter Lead Climb Course

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/10

First grade 2/3 lead, lead second crux pitch, 1 peice of gear 10m in then 40m no gear.
Kyle Rance - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Richard Strivens

Fairly banked out with steep snow, with ocassional interesting difficulties. Low vis, Corrie was mobbed (200+!)
rusty_nails - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Marc Cashley

Alpandy - Solo - 13/Feb/10 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Feb/10

Lubos first route. Moved together till I found a bit of tat, then pitched it only five bits of gear on whole route, lubos lead a small pitch.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Lubos

Lead the first 2 pitchs (well i say lead i only placed one piece of pro) and then Matt lead the last pitch to the top. Lots of ice all the way up, didn't even see the chockstone
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Matthew Roper

Great route in brilliant condition. Hard to find the base of the route in the cloud but an excellent day out. Interesting ice and also an exposed traverse to finish. (3 pitches to find climb and then 4 pitches of climbing)
joncannon - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Tom Newbury

Soloed half the route due to verglassed cracks. Great route on beaut' sunny day.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 04/Feb/10 with Tully

TomPollock - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/10 with Pat Cook

John Kettle - Lead - Feb/10

Andy37 - 2nd - Feb/10

Tricam held in with hex under an iced on rock - lt me have some pegs please!
lindsam - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Jos Style

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/10

meh! squashed my mars bar on the crux!
mulletcocktail2000 - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/10

JGW - 2nd - Jan/10 with Matt Tilley

Hidden - 2010

glenngordon - 2010 with jerry millichip

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/09

slushy snow lower down, ice at the top, lead the middle pitch
Webster - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/09

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/09

Jess Christley - 2nd - 15/Dec/09 with Stuart Inchley

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Dec/09

scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/09 with Caspian

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - 10/Dec/09 with Rafa

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/09

i got the crux chockstone which was fun. Good wee route
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Dec/09 with Kenny

Johann - Dec/09 with Sarah Lewis

peter fetlar - AltLd O/S - Dec/09 with pete kayll

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/09

Dave Latimer - Solo - Apr/09

Abbed out in poor conditions - Saw large rock fall from Red Gully
GRD - AltLd dnf - 22/Mar/09 with James Heptonstall

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 22/Mar/09

joeydurkin - AltLd rpt - 21/Mar/09 with The barron, Ben C

joeydurkin - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Dave Gleave

Elsier - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Stuart

suunto12 - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with Dad, Giles

joeharvey - Mar/09

Jamboli - AltLd dnf - Mar/09 with Guy Davies

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Feb/09

Angie Lester - 20/Feb/09 with Paul Lester

Daniel Sutherland - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/09 with sarah

dpe - 2nd - 19/Feb/09 with Paul D

Climbed with guide - Martin Welsh and other course member Katie. Good mixed climb with snow, ice and a tricky chockstone on last pitch. Snow and ice starting to melt ! Finished with RH dry tooling variation up the wall :-)
jandyd05 - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/09 with Martin Welsh

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Feb/09

Lovely day and ideal conditions. Powder snow on exit was a little exciting.
Scott K - Solo - 02/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/09

Joe Shaw (Third) didn't manage the first pitch and weather was coming in. Abseiled off.
BorisVBlade - Lead dnf - 04/Jan/09 with Neil Dowse

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Jan/09

Abbed off after first pitch in poor weather
Neil D - 2nd O/S - Jan/09 with Boriz Korzh

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/09

Hidden - Lead - Jan/09

Rhys Jones - 2009

k2scott - 2009

lawrenceK - Lead - Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/08

Finished direct at the coll to make it a little more exciting
mshorter - 15/Mar/08 with lycra dave

Long snow plod with the chockstone almost buried. Howling gale at the top. Not much a star for me.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08 with John Flitcroft

abbeywall - AltLd - Mar/08 with K

keith hal - 2nd - Mar/08 with Andy Nisbet

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/08

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 27/Feb/08

djking1983 - Lead - 20/Feb/08 with Rich Brammall

Bram - AltLd - 20/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/08

Grade 2/3. was tough, large ice patches but really cool. weather was difficult, exposed but not to bad
Scouse Phil - 2nd - 19/Feb/08 with Nick Hockings

Bram - Lead - 18/Feb/08

MDowson - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with Diko

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/08

Soloed first 2 pitches on powdery snow.
david0811 - Lead - 19/Jan/08 with Mark Reid

Woodiee - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Si Litchfield

alexsharp - 2nd dnf - 11/Jan/08 with Steve Beckwith

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

Thin
wee hippy - Lead - 2008 with janis tait

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/07

kevburr - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/07 with Sandy Allan

Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Jamie Maddison

ShaneHoubart - AltLd O/S - Dec/07

calumalien - AltLd dog - Nov/07 with Mr Chevall

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/07

Led second pitch, and fourth quasi-pitch.
Luke Kelly - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Martin Lane

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/07

simonw1 - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

swmackey - Lead O/S - Mar/07

3.5 pitches! led 1 & 3. A grade III crux on each with the conditions. Very little ice. Top out was a bit weird!!
olibear2 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/07 with SJD

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07

akhughes - Solo O/S - Feb/07

simon_williams6 - 2nd β - Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jan/07

john irving - 2007

dthomson - 2007 with paul robinson

Richard White - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Good fun neve bashing. First Winter climb.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/06 with Mike D

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/06

abbeywall - AltLd - 16/Apr/06 with K

Captain Solo - Solo - 02/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

Crazy chockstone on the top! Start wasn't too easy either.
dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/06 with John Maguire

Hidden - Lead - Mar/06

Ed Saint - Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/06

Hidden - Solo - Feb/06

Gustav - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with James H

BenTiffin - Lead - Feb/06 with Dan Robinson

dsiska - AltLd - 29/Jan/06 with manjoe

al99 - AltLd O/S - Jan/06 with Joe Spoor

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Dec/05

First three pitches, led 1 & 3. Ice was no good, couldn't get over chockstone so abbed off.
KeithW - AltLd dnf - 18/Dec/05 with SteveM

SteveM - AltLd - 18/Dec/05 with KeithW

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

Chris Plewa - AltLd O/S - Feb/05

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/05

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

Hidden - 14/Jan/05

Gman - AltLd O/S - Jan/04 with Steve

Rob Pitt - 2004

mrtom - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/03 with Mike Moss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/03

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/03

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2003

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

crowberry gully - 10/Mar/02 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/02

Hidden - Solo - 15/Feb/02

djking1983 - Lead - 13/Feb/02 with Dave Frid

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/02

Dirk Wallis - AltLd - Feb/02 with Graham + Mauro

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/01

Paul Figg - 14/Jan/01 with Rachel Antill

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Mar/00

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 19/Feb/00

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Chockstone is quite hard in lean conditions.
Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/99 with Mike Warren

Dave Kerr - Lead - 05/Dec/98 with Craig Proctor, Niall Mickle

dangates - Jan/98 with Claire McGregor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/97

niall_mac - AltLd - Mar/97 with am_bodach

A Crook - AltLd - 14/Feb/97 with Tom Marshall

As MIC guinea pig
nickdonohue - 2nd - 18/Mar/96

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/96

Andy Say - Solo - 31/Mar/91

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/91

Yourlead - AltLd - 08/Apr/90 with Kevin

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1989

Hidden - Feb/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 18/Jan/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Hidden - Solo - 1983

Paul Clarke - 1978

Easy but inyeresting
Peter Main - AltLd - 08/Feb/75 with Quentin Mitchell

Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/74 with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford

David Smith - Lead - Feb/73 with Dave White

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