Crap visibility and considerable avalanche potential on the main corrie apron meant a turn back from the col and descision to bin Shadow Buttress A & pick a line or two on the Clais Rathadan crags... Unaware of any recognised routes, Mike and I had a go at one that looked promising... After some serious scratching about for good hooks and pro, and a number of lost footings (saved my said bomber hooks) pulled over the boulder ledge finish; delighted with a clean ascent. Having an idea that this was technical as anything I've had a go at to date, I determined to find out if this had been climbed.
...Chuffed to bits to discover how well we'd done!
Sustained technical climbing, but well protected - giving confidence for the difficult moves.
LogieNick - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/13 with Mike Leil
Turf ripped in crack prior to right traverse, took fall, returned to lower ledge and climbed it clean second time. Ran out of quickdraws at blank ledge, so escaped right for the VI 6 finish.
Lamb - Lead β - 05/Dec/12 with Findlay Cranston
CacCarnBeag - 2nd - 05/Dec/12 with Craig Lamb