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Crystal Ridge** D

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[Alpine style morning on Crystal Ridge, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Alpine style morning on Crystal Ridge © peter.herd
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 31 wishlists.

chapmand - Solo - 23/Jul/14

johnkeith - Solo - 23/Jul/14

Around 90 minutes, moved together with some strategic belays at the tricky bits. 4hr walk in from Funicular car park, 2hr 30 return via Ben Macdui. Not 4 stars, could be three though
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Beth

Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/14

in the mist and drizzle. very atmospheric. bit bitty at the top.
ferdia - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jul/13

Scorching hot unbroken sunshine. Quality route!
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/13

punj - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with john meechan

Nemo9 - AltLd - May/13

Flagrant misuse of the silly 4 star system in the guide.
alan moore - Solo - 07/Oct/12

stev1e.wilso - AltLd - 26/Aug/12 with Simon

simon1985 - AltLd - 26/Aug/12 with Steve Wilson

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/12

Moved together.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Rory Brown

Spent the previous night in the shelter stone after a night walk in (thigh deep snow in places!). One of the team developed savage cramps after the first pitch so we abbed off and exited up the neighboring gully
stufish - AltLd dnf - May/12 with Drew, Jonny, Rusty

Pete Barker - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Lizzie

4.5 hours return from ski car park. Nice remote climb, but not 4 stars.
Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/11 with -

First 2 pitches good. Final pitch very loose and muddy. Not 4 stars, but we couldnt see anything in the clag so maybe the views are what make the climb.
david0811 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Will

great climb though shame about the last pitch.
rustyclimber91 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with robbie, chris

Worth doing, exit pitch is a bit of a laugh.
rcammack - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Thomas Rust, Chris Gray

Not worth the four stars in the SMC cairngorms guidebook, exit pitch felt dodgy as. The two pitches on the arete are smashing and give great views out to the East and South. Great climb as part of a great day!
graycj - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10

ging gang gooly with the team in big boots
danimal88 - Aug/10

Hidden - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/10

Big boots.
Sean20 - AltLd - 15/Jun/10 with Michael

Hidden - 2010

FrankW - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Colin Adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

ZA - 2nd - Aug/09 with Ian Robinson

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - Jul/09

really nice climb... total mission of a day, walked for hours in the mist, when we eventually found crag, all the routes we wanted to do were wet so did this instead. awesome route, made the day worthwhile
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Pat

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/08

wet
decs - Solo - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/08

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/07

Iain Thow - Solo - 04/Oct/06

Chris wilson - Lead - 15/Jul/06 with John

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Stuart Shaw, Simon Pearce

Did this alpine style in trainers. Nice climb.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

DavPk - AltLd - 23/May/04 with Mark Moynagh

Captain Solo - Lead - 23/May/04 with Karen

Sandy Simpson - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - Aug/01 with Iain F

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/99

amcleish - 1986

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Voting
Total votes cast 32
hard HD0 of 16
HD0 of 16
easy HD2 of 16
hard D3 of 16
D9 of 16
easy D2 of 16
hard M0 of 16
M0 of 16
easy M0 of 16
3 Stars7 of 16
2 Stars6 of 16
1 Star3 of 16
0 Stars0 of 16
Bag of .....0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 52 (23.1%)
Lead11 of 52 (21.2%)
Followed6 of 52 (11.5%)
Alt Leads19 of 52 (36.5%)
Unknown4 of 52 (7.7%)

'Climbed'32 of 52 (61.5%)
clean O/S19 of 52 (36.5%)
dnf1 of 52 (1.9%)