Lots of powder made finding gear placements slow and laborious! Worthy of Grade 4.
Piers Harley - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/15 with Bryan Clary
Alex Riley - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/15 with John Mccune
EmmaPamelaMay - 2nd - 08/Jan/15 with Sam Owens
aljones91 - AltLd - 06/Jan/15 with Ben hester
Hidden - Lead - 04/Jan/15
Tadams - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/14 with Ben Ireland
First winter climb, was very lean with a distinct abscence of winter. Fell off on the crux but was enjoyable!
raymondlinklater - 2nd dog - 30/Dec/14
Lived up to hype!Climbed in 3 pitches.
Nemo9 - AltLd - 29/Dec/14 with Jim
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Mark Boden
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14
Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/14
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Dec/14
Alastair MacSween - AltLd rpt - 23/Dec/14 with Phil Warriner
Fair bit of powder lying on the route throughout.
Zippy1999 - AltLd - 19/Dec/14 with Mehmet Karatay
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!
gazzagabb - Lead - 18/Dec/14
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
K Dawg - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Nathan Robbins, 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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14
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
Warm-up climb with Efe
Rafal Malczyk - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Efe Tunc
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
jon clayton - Solo - 09/Feb/14
Dan0Me - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/14 with Chris Hill
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 Appleby
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 with Zoe, Ollie
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
augustus trout - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/14 with Mark Pilling
Hidden - 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
alasdair19 - 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
Hidden - 03/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13
Contoured round from the seam so missed P1 snow slope. Rob led P2, I led P3-4. Good, well protected climbing.
prwalker - AltLd - 01/Mar/13 with wupert
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
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
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
gavmac - AltLd - Feb/13 with Steve Paget
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
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/13
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jan/13
Jen 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 with Ben Fitzgerald
David Stevens - AltLd - 16/Dec/12 with Reuben Crook
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
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/12
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
Hidden - 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
Sean Bell - 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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jan/11
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jan/11
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
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
Harry Holmes - 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
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
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09
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
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Mar/09
georgec - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Martin Boner
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
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/09
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with graham boistelle
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
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
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
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
alan moore - 2004
mrtom - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/03 with Mike Moss
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/03
Hidden - 01/Feb/03
Paul Figg - 11/Jan/03 with Rachel Antill
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
A quality mixed route
LakesWinter - AltLd - 17/Feb/01 with Wil
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
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jan/97
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
nickdonohue - 2nd - 11/Feb/96 with Barry ?
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