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, CUMC Ticklist.

Hidden 24/Nov AltLd
ErikAndersen 21/Nov AltLd O/S
with Skylar
SkylarLobdell 21/Nov AltLd
ad82amr 06/Mar 2nd O/S
Alex Thompson 20/Feb Lead O/S

Hard turf, slightly lean on snow, but mixed moves were fine. Almost forgot about the traverse section (exciting moves), top pitch felt easy in comparison.

with Jake Godwin, Ben Powrie
Hidden 20/Feb 2nd dog
BenedictIEP 20/Feb 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb Lead O/S
Robertgiddy 17/Feb Lead

Climbed in two pitches - I think we soloed quite a lot of the climb due to it banking out. Good conditions.

jezb1 12/Feb AltLd

Top pitch. Good but slightly thin conditions.

Hidden 07/Feb AltLd
Andy Nisbet 02/Feb Lead

All iced, but thin on the steep bits

HP9 25/Jan 2nd
with will Sim
Piers Harley 20/Jan AltLd O/S

Lots of powder made finding gear placements slow and laborious! Worthy of Grade 4.

with Bryan Clary
Hidden 16/Jan 2nd O/S
EmmaAtkinson 08/Jan 2nd
with Sam Owens
aljones91 06/Jan AltLd
with Ben hester
Ste Ridd 04/Jan Lead

No Mick as he had the Sh*ts.

with Danny
jpc1 03/Jan AltLd

Getting back into winter climbing with Tom. Not much snow in the corrie but Fiacaill buttress fairly well covered and everything frozen. Did invernookie followed by Goat Track gully. very windy and goggles on all day

plain kitten ??/2015 -
GordonAinslie ??/2015 AltLd
Tadams 31/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Ireland
raymondlinklater 30/Dec/14 2nd dog

First winter climb, was very lean with a distinct abscence of winter. Fell off on the crux but was enjoyable!

Nemo9 29/Dec/14 AltLd

Lived up to hype!Climbed in 3 pitches.

with Jim
tatz45 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/14 2nd
Alastair MacSween 23/Dec/14 AltLd rpt
with Phil Warriner
Zippy1999 19/Dec/14 AltLd

Fair bit of powder lying on the route throughout.

with Mehmet Karatay
gazzagabb 18/Dec/14 Lead

with Matt H and Paul S. Thawing conditions with deep wet snow in the gully pitch and wet rock in the final corner. Classic Scottish conditions!

pas 26/Mar/14 AltLd

Fantastic sunny day. Nil wind. Lean conditions on route. no ice for screws. Plenty of rock runners though.

with Paul Quin
rons 24/Mar/14 Lead

Extremely windy but in perfect condition

mrbird 22/Mar/14 Lead
Louis Hume 22/Mar/14 Lead

Good neve, busy.

with Oli, Jenny
Jenny Hall 22/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with oli bonfield-jones, Louis
Hidden 21/Mar/14 -
GaryK 12/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Gazlynn 10/Mar/14 -
with Richard
Hidden 10/Mar/14 Lead
the ant hill mob 10/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
K Dawg 07/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Nathan Robbins, Mark Madge
justaddpowder 07/Mar/14 Lead

Lots of snow build up which made it easier. 3 pitches with good belays. very windy (80mph+) on ridge belay and walk off

with Nathan Robbins, Keiran O' (K'dog)
Hidden 06/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
67hours 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Willy
Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
SUColdo 28/Feb/14 AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
elliptic 28/Feb/14 Lead
with Stewart
HIGHTOWER 28/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Dan G, Nathan Maxwell
Hidden 28/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Alex Munnery 27/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
efetunc 24/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

Part of CMC Scottish Climbing Week

with Rafal Malczyk
Rafal Malczyk 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Warm-up climb with Efe

with Efe Tunc
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
HansUDes 18/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

wind-still, but the whole corrie was "fogged out" and white-out with fog for the walk-off as well

sheelba 17/Feb/14 2nd
MartF 17/Feb/14 AltLd β

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.

with Matt
Hidden 17/Feb/14 AltLd
MartF 16/Feb/14 2nd

Abbed in off Fiacaill Ridge and climbed the top pitch of Invernookie. Loaded with snow. Stu led, Matt and I seconded on separate ropes.

with Stu Spencer, Matt
drobin 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Pete ran out the first pitch, i led the second, found 2 pieces of gear after lots of digging

with pete
pete1993 16/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

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

with David
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd
Jim Slater 10/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
stevelismore 10/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with Jim Slater, Phil PCC
jon clayton 09/Feb/14 Solo
Dan0Me 09/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Chris Hill
Teappleby 07/Feb/14 Lead

First grade III, great route, varied climbing, covered in powder high up which maybe made it harder than normal.

MSchobitz 07/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

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.

kj001 04/Feb/14 2nd

Great last pitch. Lots of snow and a windy descent

phil64 04/Feb/14 Lead
with kj001
paulmck 28/Jan/14 Lead
Misha 27/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 27/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Felix Sattelberger
Adam Booth 25/Jan/14 Lead rpt

Horrible conditions, banked out sugar snow.

pamvdb17 25/Jan/14 2nd

With Ollie and Zoe. Challenging weather. Wet, windy walk in, and poor visibility until base of climb. Windy and claggy descent.

with Zoe, Ollie
oliverk 25/Jan/14 Lead
with Pam, Zoe
anguskille 25/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

first winter climb! sugar snow and plenty of wind but great fun!

Hidden 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
David Kay 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
simon kimber 18/Jan/14 2nd
with Rich Howell
Stuart Hurworth 17/Jan/14 2nd O/S

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.

with Manchester Climbing Club
stratandrew 17/Jan/14 Lead

Excellent route and in good nick today - plenty of good neve although most of the placements a little buried

MaccMark 14/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/14 Lead
augustus trout 14/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/14 -
stephenmckenzie 14/Jan/14 2nd O/S
with Iain Munro, Sean Peatfield, Gemma Francis
jess 13/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with neill
Hidden 11/Jan/14 AltLd
fireloveswater 04/Jan/14 2nd O/S

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.

with Andy Thomson
Thoms6974 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S

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

with Marcus
LP 03/Jan/14 2nd O/S

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!

kenneM 02/Jan/14 AltLd
with Carl Davies
JamesWilliams 02/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

First tech 4 lead. Climbed in 3 pitches, I climbed the tricky grooves on the second pitch. Not much gear.

with jamesA
Ryan M Wilson ?/Jan/14 -
Bcrich01 ?/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 30/Dec/13 2nd rpt

Rob lead all the way in 3 pitches. It snowed all day with no break. We were assaulted by spindrift frequently.

with Charline H, Rob G
robgixer 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S

loads of snow made this feel a bit harder, and very bad for gear.

wi11 18/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Will S
GuitarGenius92 17/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

No ice, no frozen turf, no consolidated snow. Harder than anticipated, best day out this week though.

with will smith
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
malone 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Alastair MacSween 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Had Fiacaill Buttress to ourselves.

with Graham Hunter
Little AndyH 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 10/Mar/13 -
PAJames 09/Mar/13 -
Matthew Robinson 04/Mar/13 AltLd
with Kevin
Hidden 03/Mar/13 -
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
prwalker 01/Mar/13 AltLd

Contoured round from the seam so missed P1 snow slope. Rob led P2, I led P3-4. Good, well protected climbing.

with wupert
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Uisdean hawthorn 23/Feb/13 -
iksander 19/Feb/13 2nd

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.

andrzej kierzek 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Big thanks to party of three who let us to overtake.

Hidden 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 19/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

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...

with Luke A, Ed P
whispering nic 18/Feb/13 Lead rpt

Glorious day

with Matt
Curly Rich 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S


with GMC Rodger
Whitters 18/Feb/13 2nd
pete1993 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Felt a bit thin in places, really fun route though

with Ben
peter neden 17/Feb/13 Lead

Bit thin in places (lots of places)

benkelsey 17/Feb/13 2nd rpt

great lead from Pete. his first III. A LOT less lean than last time. still a great little cruise though.

MaxR 17/Feb/13 2nd
with Toby
tobyk 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S


Stewart Armstrong 17/Feb/13 2nd
with david wall, Peter Neden
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
guy757 12/Feb/13 -
Jon boy 10/Feb/13 2nd
with Jules Funnel
Hidden 10/Feb/13 2nd
chapmand 08/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Rick Cotgreave, Guy Wilson
K Mckay 03/Feb/13 2nd

First ever winter climb!

with Paul
gavmac ?/Feb/13 AltLd
with Steve Paget
SUColdo ?/Feb/13 -
alexm198 27/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2 of 4 - Ed led the rest!

with Charlie Kenzie, Ed Cromwell
ecromwell 27/Jan/13 AltLd

A hell of a lot of spindrift. I lead 3 pitches, Alex lead one.

with Charlie Kenzie, Alex Mathie
LozM 26/Jan/13 AltLd

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.

with Mark J
kyaizawa 26/Jan/13 Lead O/S

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.

BoulderyDave 24/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/13 2nd
Jen Crook 24/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Lead
Kayan 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead
onlyfoddington 23/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Soloed the first pitch and then took an alternate second pitch (fun, - possibly harder) to overtake other climbers.

with James H
Goodstuff 23/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 and 3

MichaelGallimore 22/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

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.

with Ron Freefall, Goodstuff
picasso 20/Jan/13 AltLd
scotclimb 14/Jan/13 AltLd
with Maguel Martin
John Workman 13/Jan/13 AltLd

An old favourite - chosen because of theoretical shelter from strong winds.

with John MacLeod
Piers Harley 13/Jan/13 AltLd

Lots of powder snow made finding gear very problematic and slow. Otherwise a great little climb!

with Jeremy Windsor
wheelsucker 12/Jan/13 Lead

Very lean. Turf very hard in places and almost brittle.

OwenF 03/Jan/13 Lead

Led all pitches

Hidden 03/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Dunx 02/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Very wet conditions, route thawing under us. All ice melting on the buttress.

with Joe M
SarahA ?/Jan/13 2nd
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton ?/Jan/13 Lead
with Debbie Spencer
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 30/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Dec/12 AltLd
BenFitzG 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S
alan barnes 18/Dec/12 AltLd
i.fish2000 17/Dec/12 2nd
David Stevens 16/Dec/12 AltLd
with Reuben Crook
Roonix 16/Dec/12 2nd

Quite powdery

Jack.H.92 12/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 03/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Graham Hunter
fall-line 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led all but the last 20 feet. Really good.

with Sarah Kirton
skirton 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
crowberry gully 09/Mar/12 -

turf frozen but very little snow. Chosen mainly as it escaped the westerly wind.Enjoyable route

Hidden 08/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hannah Evans 07/Mar/12 AltLd
Andrew_ing 03/Mar/12 AltLd
James Mackin ?/Mar/12 AltLd
Elsier 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 3, still a bit on the thin side

with Koon
Koon 19/Feb/12 AltLd

Spindrift everywhere and conditions quite thin. Elsie lead pitch 1 and 3. I lead pitch 2 which had 3hard bits. Quite sustained.

with Elsie
freyja 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

started on the Seam, moved on with the crowds to invernookie. matt led almost everything. ah, the belay police...

mattdown 19/Feb/12 -

Solid turf, cruddy ice. Nice climb.

with freyja
ColinD 06/Feb/12 -

Appeared untouched, no real evidence of recent ascent, have to love powder. Powdery and most enjoyable.

with Seth Barber
allyrocke 05/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Felt quite stiff today, most of the rock features were covered in powder

with Craig Holden
Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Lead O/S
davidmckeown ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Craig Holden ?/Feb/12 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Feb/12 -
Robbo1 ?/Feb/12 2nd
Richard Thombs ?/Feb/12 2nd

Very wet snow day!

with Sally Camm, Mark Walker
Hidden 30/Jan/12 2nd
cyd0nian 29/Jan/12 2nd
with Kris Moeckell
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd
mark88 22/Jan/12 Lead
with Dave Tait
Lawrie Brand 19/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Very snowy, ice in some cracks and solid turf. Wild weather from lunchtime onwards..

Hidden 09/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
nutty_didz 09/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Ben Kelsey, Remus Knowles
benkelsey 09/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

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.

AGoodi 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
noemie5438 07/Jan/12 2nd O/S
R0bbie 06/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Taba
mike.moss 02/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Ross Young 30/Dec/11 AltLd dnf

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.

Spongebob 21/Dec/11 AltLd rpt
Andy Hewison 15/Dec/11 Lead dog

Tough for grade, light dusting of snow, not much ice. Finished in the dark and desended by head torch, nice night though.

with Steve T
Ronan72 11/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with Jacob Adamiec
Rich Thornton 10/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with James Harland
samwillo 10/Dec/11 AltLd
with Lairig Climbing Club
nigel pearson 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S

I led first two pitches, Mark led third. good but mixed conditions

with Mark
Hidden 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
lachlan 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
CharlieMack 06/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Wallace
Hidden 05/Dec/11 -
Palomino1hills 20/Mar/11 Lead

Great climb led crux pitch. adb in due to snow conditions on apporach

with Andy
S Smith 09/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Jack Doyle 09/Mar/11 AltLd β
ollyroberts 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Esther Seddon
joeydurkin 04/Mar/11 AltLd
with Jockey
Hay 28/Feb/11 AltLd
with Pauline
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd
JRae 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Paul M
pmurdy 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Reay
Hidden 27/Feb/11 2nd dnf
Jimmy1976 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Loved it. Great route and great introduction to the Northern Corries

DPaul 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

very enjoyable

oliverk 26/Feb/11 AltLd

Pitch 2. Easy climbing, but bad queues. Got hit in eye by lump of ice.

colin fagan 26/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Spongebob 24/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/11 2nd
Rich God 3 22/Feb/11 AltLd
with Donald
atch 14/Feb/11 2nd
with James T
Murilo Lessa 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Alex Desborough
Liam Ingram 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Andi
Roberttaylor 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Fun day out, a late start meant we topped out just before sunset. Clement's first winter climb.

with Clement Hutin and Lizzie Wasternage
mattrm 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S

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.

with James Thacker, Darren09
Run_Ross_Run 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Tricky final pitch for me. Really enjoyed it though.

with MattM
pattisonr 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with sean bell
Stuzz 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Done in 3 pitches. I led middle pitch (steep corner and chimney upto cave belay). Lovely route!

with Craig
Sean Bell 10/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with rob
chmckay 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Graham Stuchberry
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/11 2nd O/S
robertmichaeladams 05/Feb/11 Lead

Mikey's first winter route

with Mikey
stevebarratt 05/Feb/11 Solo
Scotsken ?/Feb/11 -
stugreen75 ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
mark20 31/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
JamieSparkes 31/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Tom Redmond 30/Jan/11 2nd
with mike watson
J1PEF 30/Jan/11 -
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Lead
Kirill 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Did in 3 pitches. Led 1st and last pitch.

MPSBunny 28/Jan/11 AltLd

I led the final pitch in the dark. Was eipc. Watched Andy Turner for a bit doing the second ascent of the Hurting!

with Matthew Savage, Sean Clancy
Hidden 28/Jan/11 AltLd
ig248 28/Jan/11 AltLd
with Kirill
Hidden 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
gowla 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with adam booth
alanramsay 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Great climb. Last pitch a beauty

with Alastair Ferguson
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
sneaks 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

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. :)

with janey
SianR 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

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!!

with Ruari & Libby
Ruari Brooker 22/Jan/11 2nd
with Libby, Sian
libby.southgate 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Sian Richards
culmclimberRob 21/Jan/11 2nd

conditions where good great route one to come back and do again

with george porter
Yourlead 21/Jan/11 2nd
with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
Brucemacrosson 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Cox, Simon Opit
glenngordon 17/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with jerry millichip
matthewjames 08/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

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!

with Tom Skelhon, Matt Cooke
Timo Austino 07/Jan/11 -

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 :)

with Nats
Betha. 07/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Neil D
tskelhon 07/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Team Faff ascent!

with Matt Cooke, Matt Marshall
Neil D 07/Jan/11 Lead O/S
allyrocke 05/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Young
Hidden 04/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Lead
Gregthebadger 02/Jan/11 2nd
Drew M ?/Jan/11 AltLd
Homebrew165 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
newtonmore ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Dizz 31/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Much fun!

with spike
groovy_nut 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
willhawkins 20/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Popular for a good reason! Excellent climbing, well protected where it needs to be and an awesome last pitch with an airy traverse...

Harry Holmes 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

very nice

rcammack 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
nowler 18/Dec/10 2nd
tech 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Conan 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 3 pitches. Great route, in good nick.

with Alan Thorpe
steve-grigg ?/Dec/10 2nd
niallk 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4. Drew got all the interest, but gifted me the last ten metres, belaying in the cave.

with Drew Connelly
BallsOfSteel 14/Nov/10 Lead O/S
MonkeyDawson 14/Nov/10 AltLd
with Simon Smith
Rickrick ?/Oct/10 AltLd
dav_713 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with John Wall
TomPollock 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Cook
markfairbank 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Ian Moore
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
jamiefoxen 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

with paul.

Brendan 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Abbed in to do top pitch.

with Andy
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/10 2nd
lumbard 11/Mar/10 2nd O/S
whispering nic 09/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
MarkDavies36 ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
efetunc ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/10 AltLd
jonny taylor 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Great route. Found the grade 4 pitch tough with anchors and placements buried...

with Simon Stewart
Adam1973 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Ann S 19/Feb/10 2nd
with Adam and Carole
cas smerdon 19/Feb/10 2nd
with adam, Ann Shaw
Hidden 18/Feb/10 -
ewen 16/Feb/10 Lead

abbed in

with rick chant
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd
CurlyStevo 12/Feb/10 AltLd

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.

Roch 10/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Rad and Jocky

with MRT
david morse 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Emily B
joe.91 07/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Em66 07/Feb/10 2nd
with Morse
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/10 Lead
mikelaing ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Ian Whitehead
AndyL ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with hannah gibbs
Hidden ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Rob84 18/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Walter
stuart34 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Jess Christley 17/Dec/09 2nd
with Stuart Inchley
buzby78 15/Dec/09 AltLd
with Bruce
stuaart 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Mostly good snow.

Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
scorpia97 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Lead final pitch, great fun, and what a view as the sunset!

with Caspian
thomasaneurinsmith 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
tallthinmonkey 10/Dec/09 2nd
with Rafa
geoff.comley 10/Dec/09 2nd O/S

Very first winter climb and had excellent weather conditions, magic :)

Hay ?/Dec/09 -

Started for the Seam and then cut across. Lots of powder so IV,5 on the day??

with Buzby
joeydurkin 21/Mar/09 Lead dnf

Climbed up to turf, found it not to be anywhere in condition and downclimbed.

with The barron, Ben C
Alastair MacSween 14/Mar/09 Lead
with Ian Russell, Graham Drinkwater
Hidden 11/Mar/09 2nd
HIGHTOWER 07/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Ben Thynne, Tim
edmitchell 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with kai ren
alifin 07/Mar/09 2nd

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!

with Guide + Aidan Roe
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
westaway 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Imelda Neale
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/09 AltLd
Bram 20/Feb/09 AltLd
djking1983 20/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Skinny Kin 19/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Bit rotten the first pitch. Dry tooling on the last pitch to top was fun.

with Rich Pow
John Kettle 17/Feb/09 Lead
suunto12 17/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Jamie
jimsrankin 17/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden 17/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Bristoldave 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
CarolineH 15/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
The Bad Cough 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
lachlan 10/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
Hidden 03/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
PeteH 26/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
DaveLeonard 26/Jan/09 AltLd
with PeteH
joe king 25/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

a little windy

with steve pettit
steveP 25/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
bullwinkle 17/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Hidden 14/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/09 AltLd
inuklm 03/Jan/09 AltLd
with Dave Gent
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
benclimbing ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with graham boistelle
timmy-ts ??/2009 2nd
with Ben T
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
Chris L Hill ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with Gwilym
Hidden 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
david0811 20/Dec/08 2nd

Soloed to the final pitch which Mark lead

with Mark Reid
Hidden 17/Dec/08 AltLd
Hidden 11/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 11/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Andy Moles 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Ducky led first pitch and I led the rest.

with Ducky
Mr.Billiams 06/Dec/08 AltLd
with Sam Hesling
vincentvega ?/Dec/08 AltLd

good frozen turf, but swimming through the powder made this feel tough. great route though.

with danny robb
davidgent ?/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Kunal
lawrenceK ?/Dec/08 Lead
mulletcocktail2000 30/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with john
Hidden 29/Nov/08 -
Alexander123 28/Nov/08 AltLd
with scotty webster
Alastair MacSween 15/Mar/08 AltLd
with Graham Hunter
Captain Solo 09/Mar/08 AltLd
with Hebe
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
gregor ?/Feb/08 -
gripped01 ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Alex Tomczynski
peterp ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Psyched paul
richw2k2 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Missed the good gear placements for the crux, which made it all rather scary. Winter climbing skills very rusty! Led Ps 2&3.

with Rich
Ben1983 19/Jan/08 2nd
Alastair MacSween 19/Jan/08 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Neil Mackenzie 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

awesome route, awesome day! bit powdery but cloud inversion and stunning views made up for it!

with Joseph
adw07 12/Jan/08 AltLd
snails328 12/Jan/08 AltLd
with Neil
abbeywall ?/Jan/08 AltLd
Greg Boswell ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
wee hippy ??/2008 Lead
with janis tait
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
andymoin 29/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

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!

Hidden 09/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 23/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
andymoin 04/Mar/07 AltLd dnf

Backed of due to approaching 100mph winds, nasty walk back getting blown about took 3 hours instead of 1, great route will be back.

Luke Kelly 04/Mar/07 AltLd dnf

Backed off due to absurb wind

with Martin Lane
Hidden 18/Feb/07 AltLd
dave o 16/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Mike Brian
kenseamon ?/Feb/07 2nd
with Neil
Hidden ?/Feb/07 2nd
Alastair MacSween 06/Jan/07 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
HIGHTOWER ?/Jan/07 2nd
with Jimmy
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
markharro ??/2007 AltLd

Climbed with skis giving nice return via Cairngorm pistes

Hidden 20/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Cardi 20/Dec/06 2nd
with Dave R
jamestheyip 12/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
jazzyjackson 27/Nov/06 AltLd

Brilliant mixed route. Not much in condition that day.

with Jimbob
BelleVedere 19/Mar/06 2nd

Instructor - Rosie G

Hidden 20/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
dsiska 09/Feb/06 AltLd
with Helena, Josh
Sandy P ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Joel Barker
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Joe Nunn ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with stevious
Ken Applegate 28/Jan/06 AltLd
with Ryan Glass
mikecopp 22/Jan/06 Lead
with Will B
Big Lee 08/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Favourite route in the Cairngorms to date. Also the best Scottish III I've done anywhere

AndyP 07/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Fairly straighforward.

with Joe
Si dH 06/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Awesome. Also easily the hardest route I've done in winter. We reckoned quite a few tech 4 moves in thin conditions!

with Tom Lambert
steev 02/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Manjoe
Hidden 02/Jan/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd O/S
decs ?/Jan/06 -
with Tom
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd
spoony84 ??/2006 AltLd O/S

with lemal

SteveM 31/Dec/05 AltLd
with Vicki, Matt
Hidden 30/Nov/05 AltLd
Hidden 19/Nov/05 AltLd
jaggy bunnet 19/Nov/05 AltLd
Smelly Fox 19/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown ?/Feb/05 AltLd
with simon blythe
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
andyinglis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
oor wullie ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Neil
Fultonius ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 2nd O/S
chrishedgehog 19/Mar/04 2nd dnf

Retreated as the weather closed in

with Dan Bailey
Ann S ?/Feb/04 2nd


with Mark Samuels-guide
chapmand ?/Jan/04 2nd dog
dunx55 ??/2004 -
mike.moss ??/2004 Lead O/S
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Andy Munro
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
alan moore ??/2004 -
mrtom 29/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Mike Moss
Hidden 15/Feb/03 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/03 -
Paul Figg 11/Jan/03 -
with Rachel Antill
Hidden 01/Jan/03 -
ashpreston ??/2003 -
Hidden 14/Dec/02 AltLd
Jamie B ?/Dec/02 AltLd
with Alex Glasgow
niall_mac ?/Dec/02 AltLd
steveP ?/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Ed Coote, Frank Popham
Hidden 01/Feb/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
James W ?/Feb/02 -
with john sanday
Hidden 27/Mar/01 Lead
konacol 11/Mar/01 Lead
LakesWinter 17/Feb/01 AltLd

A quality mixed route

with Wil
Hidden 15/Feb/01 AltLd
Gman ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Carl, Rich
Hidden 11/Nov/00 AltLd
roryifinlay ?/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
with Tony Bishopp
Hidden ?/Jan/00 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Les Ross ?/Mar/99 AltLd
DundeeDave 09/Jan/99 2nd O/S

Don't remember it being as hard as the photos look

with Ben Hughes
Hidden ?/Jan/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jan/98 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/97 Lead
Hidden 16/Jan/97 AltLd
Hidden 28/Dec/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/96 AltLd O/S
Richard Weller 23/Nov/96 AltLd
with Alec Keith
Yourlead 28/Feb/96 Lead
with Bill McNee
nickdonohue 11/Feb/96 2nd
with Barry ?
pingora 02/Feb/96 Lead
with Steve Long
Hidden 10/Dec/95 AltLd
Hidden 12/Mar/95 Lead
Hidden 04/Dec/94 AltLd O/S
Mickdenali ?/Mar/94 -
with Simon Colley
Hidden ??/1994 -
pingora 22/Nov/93 Lead
pingora 31/Mar/93 -
mark-abz ?/Jan/93 AltLd
with Sue H
pingora 27/Dec/92 AltLd
with Davy R
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/84 AltLd
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