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[Invernookie pitch 2, 1 kb]120m, 5 pitches. An interesting and popular climb which takes a line of ramps on the wall above and right of Fiacaill Couloir. Loss of turf means there are some tricky moves (IV,5 under powder) but these become much easier with consolidated snow or a little ice. Start just right of Fiacaill Colouir. Slant right, then go back left to a short wall which leads to the ramps. Follow these to below an overhanging wall. The righthand corner leads into a chimney-cave from which a right traverse arrives at a groove and the ridge.
K. Spence, K. Geddes 04/Jan/1969

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

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Fantastic sunny day. Nil wind. Lean conditions on route. no ice for screws. Plenty of rock runners though.
pas - AltLd - 26/Mar/14 with Paul Quin

Extremely windy but in perfect condition
rons - Lead - 24/Mar/14

mrbird - Lead - 22/Mar/14

Louis Hume - Lead - 22/Mar/14 with Oli, Jenny

Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/14 with oli bonfield-jones, Louis

Hidden - 21/Mar/14

GaryK - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Christine Paterson

Gazlynn - 10/Mar/14 with Richard

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/14

the ant hill mob - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/14

Keiran2012 - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Mark Madge

Lots of snow build up which made it easier. 3 pitches with good belays. very windy (80mph+) on ridge belay and walk off
justaddpowder - Lead - 07/Mar/14 with Nathan Robbins, Keiran O' (K'dog)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/14

3 pitches. Took the more direct finish up cracks
frazzy4 - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with billy

67hours - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Willy

Great climb, two pitches. I led about 10m passing belay to make a better one further up, Ron the rest.Epic run out on second pitch from Ron (in situ sling clipped then nowt till a nut at the top of the chimney, then nowt to the ridge.)
Blackmud - 2nd O/S - Mar/14

SUColdo - AltLd - 28/Feb/14 with Andy McNaughton

elliptic - Lead - 28/Feb/14 with Stewart

HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/14 with Dan G, Nathan Maxwell

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/14 with Jordan Peaker

Part of CMC Scottish Climbing Week
efetunc - AltLd rpt - 24/Feb/14 with Rafal Malczyk

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14

wind-still, but the whole corrie was "fogged out" and white-out with fog for the walk-off as well
HansUDes - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/14 with Bradley Morrell

sheelba - 2nd - 17/Feb/14

Walked in to Sneachda and headed up to Fiacaill buttress with the intention of climbing The Seam. Ended up on Invernookie (Matt) having taken a wrong line low down in a desperate hunt for any gear. Each spent half an hour or more on at least one occasion digging for protection. Buttress buried in snow.
MartF - AltLd β - 17/Feb/14 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/14

Abbed in off Fiacaill Ridge and climbed the top pitch of Invernookie. Loaded with snow. Stu led, Matt and I seconded on separate ropes.
MartF - 2nd - 16/Feb/14 with Stu Spencer, Matt

Pete ran out the first pitch, i led the second, found 2 pieces of gear after lots of digging
drobin - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with pete

great lead by dave if not a little long! much more snow and ice than last time, bottom bit was easier and top was harder on the last pitch
pete1993 - AltLd rpt - 16/Feb/14 with David

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/14

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/14 with Steve L, Phil

Completely banked out with snow. Led first pitch and couldn't find any runners so did 35 metres until belay. Phil did second pitch-bolder still, and Jim finished with shortpitch to top-out.
stevelismore - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/14 with Jim Slater, Phil PCC

First grade III, great route, varied climbing, covered in powder high up which maybe made it harder than normal.
Teappleby - Lead - 07/Feb/14 with Micki Schobitz

Lots of snow, barely any gear. First pitch was a 60m run out up somewhat good neve. Nice moves up the second pitch as well.
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/14 with Tom

Great last pitch. Lots of snow and a windy descent
kj001 - 2nd - 04/Feb/14 with Phil Dowthwaite

paulmck - Lead - 28/Jan/14

Misha - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/14

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/14 with Felix Sattelberger

Horrible conditions, banked out sugar snow.
Adam Booth - Lead rpt - 25/Jan/14 with Angus Kille

With Ollie and Zoe. Challenging weather. Wet, windy walk in, and poor visibility until base of climb. Windy and claggy descent.
pamvdb17 - 2nd - 25/Jan/14

oliverk - Lead - 25/Jan/14 with Pam, Zoe

first winter climb! sugar snow and plenty of wind but great fun!
anguskille - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/14 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/14

bandersnatch - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/14 with Ali Mac

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14 with Moritz Lesserman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14

simon kimber - 2nd - 18/Jan/14 with Rich Howell

First proper Scottish climb, enjoyed it thoroughly although found it exhausting, especially getting up the snow slopes. Busy first belay with teams going for the seam, ficalli coulouir and invernookie.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/14 with Manchester Climbing Club

Excellent route and in good nick today - plenty of good neve although most of the placements a little buried
stratandrew - Lead - 17/Jan/14 with Gareth Williams

MaccMark - AltLd - 14/Jan/14 with James Williams

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/14

jess - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/14 with neill

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/14

Great weather, it was a little cloudy with a breeze and regular spin drift but not constant. It was definitely a 4 on the day as it was covered in a few inches of powder with only a few small patches of consolidated snow. We did it in two pitches.
fireloveswater - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Andy Thomson

Sketchy on snow made it very psychological - a couple of freeze/thaws will make it much simpler! Lucked upon gear at the worst parts though :D
Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/14 with Marcus

Walked from the car into the blizzard and saw nothing but whiteness till I got back down. Guide was on a mission! Walk in was an epic battle and spent a lot of time being blown flat - apparently we were the only ones in the mountains. First taste or Scottish winter climbing. Them Scots are double 'ard. Brilliant stuff.Still too full of Christmas turkey to float up the crux but found it ok!
LP - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/14

kenneM - AltLd - 02/Jan/14 with Carl Davies

First tech 4 lead. Climbed in 3 pitches, I climbed the tricky grooves on the second pitch. Not much gear.
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/14 with jamesA

Ryan M Wilson - Jan/14

Si - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Rob lead all the way in 3 pitches. It snowed all day with no break. We were assaulted by spindrift frequently.
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 30/Dec/13 with Charline H, Rob G

loads of snow made this feel a bit harder, and very bad for gear.
robgixer - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/13

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/13 with Will S

No ice, no frozen turf, no consolidated snow. Harder than anticipated, best day out this week though.
GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/13 with will smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13

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

Had Fiacaill Buttress to ourselves.
Alastair MacSween - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Graham Hunter

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13

BUZZ1984 - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with James Clapham

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/13

easers - AltLd - 14/Mar/13 with Danny

Hidden - 10/Mar/13

PAJames - 09/Mar/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with Kevin

wupert - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Pete Walker

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Uisdean hawthorn - 23/Feb/13

Amazing windless bluebird day. Route crazy busy, regretfully decided to overtake a very slow party of 3 so as to avoid a logjam at the crux. Snow sugary in places but generally solid.
iksander - 2nd - 19/Feb/13

Lead all pitches. Big thanks to party of three who let us to overtake.
andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13

I lead P1,4, Luke P2, Ed P3. Luke's first winter lead. P4 is excellent with good climbing and exposure and reasonable gear, though hard for grade III. I later heard this route used to be grade II, when lots of turfs were there...
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Luke A, Ed P

Glorious day
whispering nic - Lead rpt - 18/Feb/13 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13

Whitters - 2nd - 18/Feb/13

Felt a bit thin in places, really fun route though
pete1993 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Ben

Bit thin in places (lots of places)
peter neden - Lead - 17/Feb/13

great lead from Pete. his first III. A LOT less lean than last time. still a great little cruise though.
benkelsey - 2nd rpt - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Briggs

MaxR - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Toby

thawing!
tobyk - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Max Rayner

Stewart Armstrong - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with david wall, Peter Neden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13

guy757 - 12/Feb/13

Jon boy - 2nd - 10/Feb/13 with Jules Funnel

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Feb/13

chapmand - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/13 with Rick Cotgreave, Guy Wilson

First ever winter climb!
K Mckay - 2nd - 03/Feb/13 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/13

SUColdo - Feb/13

Led P2 of 4 - Ed led the rest!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/13 with Charlie Kenzie, Ed Cromwell

A hell of a lot of spindrift. I lead 3 pitches, Alex lead one.
ecromwell - AltLd - 27/Jan/13 with Charlie Kenzie, Alex Mathie

Did in 3 pitches, led P2. First on route after big snowfall so powdery. Few technical steps but generally an excellent III, 4. Well protected.
LozM - AltLd - 26/Jan/13 with Mark J

Lead all pitches. Powdery and a bit precarious in places but a very nice route. Was climbing behind guided groups, so topped out in the dark.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Sarah Acheson

BoulderyDave - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with BlizzardLizard

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jan/13

Jenny Crook - AltLd - 24/Jan/13 with Rob Patchett

Kayan - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with David Brock

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/13

Pitches 1 and 3
Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/13

Bit sparse on snow and ice, but had a great time! Led pitch 2. Got cut in front of by 2 groups at different stages of the climb, then benighted, but what a fantastic walk off fiacaill ridge on a clear, still night in the Cairngorms! The snow seemed to glow.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Ron Freefall, Goodstuff

scotclimb - AltLd - 14/Jan/13 with Maguel Martin

An old favourite - chosen because of theoretical shelter from strong winds.
John Workman - AltLd - 13/Jan/13 with John MacLeod

Lots of powder snow made finding gear very problematic and slow. Otherwise a great little climb!
Piers Harley - AltLd - 13/Jan/13 with Jeremy Windsor

Very lean. Turf very hard in places and almost brittle.
wheelsucker - Lead - 12/Jan/13

Led all pitches
OwenF - Lead - 03/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/13

Very wet conditions, route thawing under us. All ice melting on the buttress.
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/13 with Joe M

SarahA - 2nd - Jan/13

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton - Lead - Jan/13

wheelsucker - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 30/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/12

Phoebus - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/12

alan barnes - AltLd - 18/Dec/12

i.fish2000 - 2nd - 17/Dec/12

David Stevens - AltLd - 16/Dec/12 with Reuben Crook

Quite powdery
Roonix - 2nd - 16/Dec/12

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/12

Alastair MacSween - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/12 with Graham Hunter

Led all but the last 20 feet. Really good.
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Sarah Kirton

skirton - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Donald Slater

turf frozen but very little snow. Chosen mainly as it escaped the westerly wind.Enjoyable route
crowberry gully - 09/Mar/12 with Andy Nisbet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/12

Hannah Evans - AltLd - 07/Mar/12 with Scott Kirkhope

Andrew_ing - AltLd - 03/Mar/12

James Mackin - AltLd - Mar/12

Lead pitch 1 and 3, still a bit on the thin side
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Koon

Spindrift everywhere and conditions quite thin. Elsie lead pitch 1 and 3. I lead pitch 2 which had 3hard bits. Quite sustained.
Koon - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with Elsie

started on the Seam, moved on with the crowds to invernookie. matt led almost everything. ah, the belay police...
freyja - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Matt Down

Solid turf, cruddy ice. Nice climb.
mattdown - 19/Feb/12 with freyja

Appeared untouched, no real evidence of recent ascent, have to love powder. Powdery and most enjoyable.
ColinD - 06/Feb/12 with Seth Barber

Felt quite stiff today, most of the rock features were covered in powder
allyrocke - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/12 with Craig Holden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/12

davidmckeown - 2nd O/S - Feb/12

Craig Holden - 2nd dog - Feb/12

Hidden - Feb/12

Robbo1 - 2nd - Feb/12

Very wet snow day!
Richard Thombs - 2nd - Feb/12 with Sally Camm, Mark Walker

Caspar - 2nd - 30/Jan/12 with Jordan Pethean

cyd0nian - 2nd - 29/Jan/12 with Kris Moeckell

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/12

mark88 - Lead - 22/Jan/12 with Dave Tait

Very snowy, ice in some cracks and solid turf. Wild weather from lunchtime onwards..
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/12 with Jamie Wilson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/12

nutty_didz - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/12 with Ben Kelsey, Remus Knowles

lead pitch one and three. one was interesting if a little awkward, lacking in ice. pitch two was fairly cruising apart from two cruxy based pulls. Pitch three was very thin on ice, first Scottish mixed pitch ever, found it fairly challenging although well protected. finished in the dark. 3 *'s for sure.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/12 with Didier Nuttall, Remus Knowles

AGoodi - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Noemie Perret

noemie5438 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Amy Goodill

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Taba

mike.moss - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12

More like a did not start. After beating the queues my partner took two steps before his new crampon broke. Looked very lean from the base.
Ross Young - AltLd dnf - 30/Dec/11 with Dave HWUMC

Owen1984 - AltLd rpt - 21/Dec/11

Tough for grade, light dusting of snow, not much ice. Finished in the dark and desended by head torch, nice night though.
Andy Hewison - Lead dog - 15/Dec/11 with Steve T

Ronan72 - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with Jacob Adamiec

Rich Thornton - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with James Harland

samwillo - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with Lairig Climbing Club

I led first two pitches, Mark led third. good but mixed conditions
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11

lachlan - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Bjorn

CharlieMack - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/11 with Duncan Wallace

Hidden - 05/Dec/11

Great climb led crux pitch. adb in due to snow conditions on apporach
Palomino1hills - Lead - 20/Mar/11 with Andy

S Smith - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/11

Jack Doyle - AltLd β - 09/Mar/11

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Esther Seddon

joeydurkin - AltLd - 04/Mar/11 with Jockey

Hay - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Pauline

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/11

First experience of real Scottish conditions. Got hammered by spindrift. Cracking route, top pitch was thin but awesome mixed climbing. Best one of the weekend.
JRae - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Paul M

pmurdy - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Jonny Reay

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/Feb/11

Loved it. Great route and great introduction to the Northern Corries
Jimmy1976 - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11

very enjoyable
DPaul - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11

Pitch 2. Easy climbing, but bad queues. Got hit in eye by lump of ice.
oliverk - AltLd - 26/Feb/11 with Tim Clarke

colin fagan - 2nd - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11

Owen1984 - 2nd - 24/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Feb/11

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 22/Feb/11 with Donald

atch - 2nd - 14/Feb/11 with James T

Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Alex Desborough

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Andi

Fun day out, a late start meant we topped out just before sunset. Clement's first winter climb.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Clement Hutin and Lizzie Wasternage

Really easy and enjoyable climbing. Being leashless made the crux moves much easier. Banged the axes in up high and used a cheeky sidepull to basically free climb that move. Great big footholds as well. Quite powerdy, but there was plenty of good ice. Could have been on the Ben almost as there was lots of solid snow ice which made the route much easier.
mattrm - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with James Thacker, Darren09

Tricky final pitch for me. Really enjoyed it though.
Run_Ross_Run - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with MattM

pattisonr - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with sean bell

Done in 3 pitches. I led middle pitch (steep corner and chimney upto cave belay). Lovely route!
Stuzz - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Craig

SeanB - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/11 with rob

chmckay - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Graham Stuchberry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/11

Mikey's first winter route
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 05/Feb/11 with Mikey

stevebarratt - Solo - 05/Feb/11

Scotsken - Feb/11

stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - Feb/11 with scotsken

mark20 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/11

JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/11 with Mark

Tom Redmond - 2nd - 30/Jan/11 with mike watson

J1PEF - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/11

Did in 3 pitches. Led 1st and last pitch.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11 with Igor Gotlibovych

I led the final pitch in the dark. Was eipc. Watched Andy Turner for a bit doing the second ascent of the Hurting!
MPSBunny - AltLd - 28/Jan/11 with Matthew Savage, Sean Clancy

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jan/11

ig248 - AltLd - 28/Jan/11 with Kirill

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

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Steve Seale

gowla - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with adam booth

Great climb. Last pitch a beauty
alanramsay - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Alastair Ferguson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11

solo'd up then did 3 pitches from the first proper belay, Janeys first mixed route. Good fun but a little tricky and bare in places. Minimal gear due to iced cracks. 6 bits of gear for the entire route? Fun. :)
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with janey

An excellent day! Ruari's first III and Libby's first ever winter route. Thanks to the guys who gave me a cup of coffee as I topped out!!
SianR - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Ruari & Libby

Ruari Brooker - 2nd - 22/Jan/11 with Libby, Sian

LibS - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Sian Richards

conditions where good great route one to come back and do again
culmclimberRob - 2nd - 21/Jan/11 with george porter

Yourlead - 2nd - 21/Jan/11 with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman

Brucemacrosson - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Jonathan Cox, Simon Opit

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/11 with jerry millichip

Only led the first pitch, where I struggled to find any gear but eventually found something to belay from. Skelhon led the rest and struggled to find gear too. Great climbing, there was a few really cool bits. I probably should've been concentrating a bit more while seconding since a couple of times I ended up hanging from one axe with my feet dangling! Not a bad end to my first week of winter climbing, next time I think I'll have to get hold of some tech axes and really go for it!
matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Tom Skelhon, Matt Cooke

great route - bit icy in the cracks to gear wasn't the easiest to find or use! Did it in two pitches on 56m ropes.. including an axe belay :)
Timo Austino - 07/Jan/11 with Nats

Betha. - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Neil D

Team Faff ascent!
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Matt Cooke, Matt Marshall

Neil D - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Beth Hodgett

allyrocke - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Rob Young

Ed F - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/11 with Drew

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jan/11

Steve Woollard - Lead - 02/Jan/11 with Lou Reynolds

Gregthebadger - 2nd - 02/Jan/11

Drew M - AltLd - Jan/11 with Ed Feldman

Homebrew165 - 2nd O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Much fun!
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/10 with spike

groovy_nut - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Patrick

Popular for a good reason! Excellent climbing, well protected where it needs to be and an awesome last pitch with an airy traverse...
willhawkins - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/10

very nice
naffan - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Robbie Cammack

rcammack - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Harry Holmes

nowler - 2nd - 18/Dec/10

tech - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Conan Harrod

Climbed in 3 pitches. Great route, in good nick.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Alan Thorpe

steve-grigg - 2nd - Dec/10

Led pitches 2 and 4. Drew got all the interest, but gifted me the last ten metres, belaying in the cave.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Drew Connelly

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10 with steve peatfield

MonkeyDawson - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with Simon Smith

Rickrick - AltLd - Oct/10

dav_713 - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with John Wall

TomPollock - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/10 with Pat Cook

markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Ian Moore

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

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

with paul.
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

Abbed in to do top pitch.
Brendan - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Andy

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

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/10

lumbard - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/10

MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - Mar/10

efetunc - AltLd O/S - Mar/10 with Andrew Asaam

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/10

Great route. Found the grade 4 pitch tough with anchors and placements buried...
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Simon Stewart

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/10 with cas smerdon, Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 19/Feb/10 with Adam and Carole

cas smerdon - 2nd - 19/Feb/10 with adam, Ann Shaw

Hidden - 18/Feb/10

abbed in
ewen - Lead - 16/Feb/10 with rick chant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Feb/10

Nice route I'd say fairly easy nick for the grade but some very deep soft snow on the easy sections and also gear hard won in places due to large snow, ice and hoar build.
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

Rad and Jocky
Roch - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/10 with MRT

david morse - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Emily B

joe.91 - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Jack Metcalfe

Em66 - 2nd - 07/Feb/10 with Morse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jan/10

mikelaing - 2nd - Jan/10 with Ian Whitehead

AndyL - AltLd O/S - Jan/10 with hannah gibbs

alancash100 - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/09 with Mark Walter

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/09

Jess Christley - 2nd - 17/Dec/09 with Stuart Inchley

buzby78 - AltLd - 15/Dec/09 with Bruce

Led P2. Mostly good snow.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Thomas Smith

Caspar - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Simon Reynolds

Lead final pitch, great fun, and what a view as the sunset!
scorpia97 - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Caspian

thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Stuart Reeves

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

Very first winter climb and had excellent weather conditions, magic :)
geoff.comley - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/09 with Pat Ingram

Started for the Seam and then cut across. Lots of powder so IV,5 on the day??
Hay - Dec/09 with Buzby

Climbed up to turf, found it not to be anywhere in condition and downclimbed.
joeydurkin - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/09 with The barron, Ben C

Alastair MacSween - Lead - 14/Mar/09 with Ian Russell, Graham Drinkwater

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/09

HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/09 with Ben Thynne, Tim

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with kai ren

Two an a half hours hours waiting at belays due to slow parties above, never been so bloody cold! Should have done Fingers Ridge as originally planned!
alifin - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Guide + Aidan Roe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/09

westaway - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Imelda Neale

georgec - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Martin B

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Feb/09

Bram - AltLd - 20/Feb/09 with Dave King

djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Rich Brammall

Bit rotten the first pitch. Dry tooling on the last pitch to top was fun.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Rich Pow

John Kettle - Lead - 17/Feb/09

suunto12 - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/09 with Jamie

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/09 with Al

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/09

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/09 with CarolineH

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Dave

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Lee Bonner

lachlan - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Bjorn

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/09

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/09 with Dave Leonard

DaveLeonard - AltLd - 26/Jan/09 with PeteH

a little windy
joe king - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/09 with steve pettit

steveP - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/09 with Paul Rowlands

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/09 with Sam

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/09

inuklm - AltLd - 03/Jan/09 with Dave Gent

will6459 - AltLd - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/09

timmy-ts - 2nd - 2009 with Ben T

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Gwilym

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08

Soloed to the final pitch which Mark lead
david0811 - 2nd - 20/Dec/08 with Mark Reid

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Dec/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/08

Ducky led first pitch and I led the rest.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Ducky

Mr.Billiams - AltLd - 06/Dec/08 with Sam Hesling

good frozen turf, but swimming through the powder made this feel tough. great route though.
vincentvega - AltLd - Dec/08 with danny robb

davidgent - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Kunal

lawrenceK - Lead - Dec/08

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/08 with john

Hidden - 29/Nov/08

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

Alexander123 - AltLd - 28/Nov/08 with scotty webster

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 15/Mar/08 with Graham Hunter

Captain Solo - AltLd - 09/Mar/08 with Hebe

Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08

gregor - Feb/08

gripped01 - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Alex Tomczynski

peterp - Lead - Feb/08 with Psyched paul

richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with Andy Clarke

Missed the good gear placements for the crux, which made it all rather scary. Winter climbing skills very rusty! Led Ps 2&3.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with Rich

Ben1983 - 2nd - 19/Jan/08

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 19/Jan/08 with Phil Warriner

awesome route, awesome day! bit powdery but cloud inversion and stunning views made up for it!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Joseph

adw07 - AltLd - 12/Jan/08 with Mark Jarvie

snails328 - AltLd - 12/Jan/08 with Neil

abbeywall - AltLd - Jan/08

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - Jan/08 with James Dunn

Hidden - 2008

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

wee hippy - Lead - 2008 with janis tait

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Gets more interesting as you climb higher, culminating in a pretty hard corner to an awesome cave. A great route, no wonder its so busy, need to climb on fiacal more!
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/07 with Andy Barret

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

akhughes - Lead - Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead - 23/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/07

Backed of due to approaching 100mph winds, nasty walk back getting blown about took 3 hours instead of 1, great route will be back.
andymoin - AltLd dnf - 04/Mar/07 with Andy Barret, rob

Backed off due to absurb wind
Luke Kelly - AltLd dnf - 04/Mar/07 with Martin Lane

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Feb/07

dave o - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/07 with Mike Brian

kenseamon - 2nd - Feb/07 with Neil

Glenmore lodge weekend
easers - 2nd - Feb/07

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 06/Jan/07 with Phil Warriner

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - Jan/07 with Jimmy

Richard White - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Climbed with skis giving nice return via Cairngorm pistes
markharro - AltLd - 2007

dave657 - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/06 with Siobhan and gareth

Cardi - 2nd - 20/Dec/06 with Dave R

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/06 with Miguel Ciriza

Brilliant mixed route. Not much in condition that day.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 27/Nov/06 with Jimbob

Instructor - Rosie G
BelleVedere - 2nd - 19/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/06

dsiska - AltLd - 09/Feb/06 with Helena, Josh

Sandy P - AltLd - Feb/06 with Joel Barker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Joe Nunn - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with stevious

Ken Applegate - AltLd - 28/Jan/06 with Ryan Glass

mikecopp - Lead - 22/Jan/06 with Will B

Favourite route in the Cairngorms to date. Also the best Scottish III I've done anywhere
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/06 with Mike Reading

Fairly straighforward.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/06 with Joe

Awesome. Also easily the hardest route I've done in winter. We reckoned quite a few tech 4 moves in thin conditions!
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/06 with Tom Lambert

steev - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/06 with Manjoe

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jan/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/06

decs - Jan/06 with Tom

easers - AltLd - Jan/06 with Doug Aitken

with lemal
spoony84 - AltLd O/S - 2006

SteveM - AltLd - 31/Dec/05 with Vicki, Matt

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Nov/05

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Nov/05

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 19/Nov/05

Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/05

Shaw Brown - AltLd - Feb/05 with simon blythe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Ally Fulton

oor wullie - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Neil

Fultonius - AltLd - 2005 with Andy Inglis

davidbeynon - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Jon Knott

Retreated as the weather closed in
chrishedgehog - 2nd dnf - 19/Mar/04 with Dan Bailey

Guided
Ann S - 2nd - Feb/04 with Mark Samuels-guide

chapmand - 2nd dog - Jan/04 with Harry Worsnop

dunx55 - 2004

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2004

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004

mrtom - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/03 with Mike Moss

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/03

Hidden - 01/Feb/03

Hidden - 01/Jan/03

ashpreston - 2003

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Dec/02

Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/02 with Alex Glasgow

niall_mac - AltLd - Dec/02 with am_bodach

steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/02 with Ed Coote, Frank Popham

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/02

James W - Feb/02 with john sanday

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/01

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/01

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/01

Gman - AltLd O/S - Feb/01 with Carl, Rich

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Nov/00

roryifinlay - AltLd O/S - Nov/00 with Tony Bishopp

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jan/00

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Les Ross - AltLd - Mar/99

Don't remember it being as hard as the photos look
DundeeDave - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/99 with Ben Hughes

Tarquin - 1999

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/98

Hidden - Lead - 29/Dec/97

andybrown114 - AltLd - 16/Jan/97 with Austen Worth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/96

Richard Weller - AltLd - 23/Nov/96 with Alec Keith

Yourlead - Lead - 28/Feb/96 with Bill McNee

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/95

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/94

Mickdenali - Mar/94 with Simon Colley

Hidden - 1994

mark-abz - AltLd - Jan/93 with Sue H

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1992

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/84

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Voting
Total votes cast 253
hard IV0 of 90
IV0 of 90
easy IV3 of 90
hard III57 of 90
III28 of 90
easy III2 of 90
hard II/III0 of 90
II/III0 of 90
easy II/III0 of 90
hard 50 of 81
50 of 81
easy 50 of 81
hard 45 of 81
464 of 81
easy 411 of 81
hard 31 of 81
30 of 81
easy 30 of 81
3 Stars47 of 82
2 Stars32 of 82
1 Star3 of 82
0 Stars0 of 82
Bag of .....0 of 82
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 505 (0.4%)
Lead101 of 505 (20.0%)
Followed103 of 505 (20.4%)
Alt Leads248 of 505 (49.1%)
Unknown51 of 505 (10.1%)

'Climbed'248 of 505 (49.1%)
clean O/S231 of 505 (45.7%)
clean β2 of 505 (0.4%)
clean rpt14 of 505 (2.8%)
dogged3 of 505 (0.6%)
dnf6 of 505 (1.2%)
Unknown1 of 505 (0.2%)