Supurb day out. Enjoyed the walk in via Shelter Stone, the climb (smallest element) and the return via the plateau.I led the final pich but climbed directly up the rib (not hanging the right hand side). A little harder but fun.David Smith - AltLd - 18/Jul/14 with mat allatt, Rik
lead 2nd pitch
Mr Messy - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with rick, Dave smith
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14
mjackson - 20/Jun/14
Great route. Got the crux pitch which was fantastic and good fun for the grade.
Part of a 3 day trip around the 'Gorms.
Cameron94 - AltLd - 09/Jun/14
mrbird - AltLd - 09/Jun/14
muppett - 2014
Great climb. Pitch one and two wet, dried off a wee bit for the last pitch.
iainpowell - AltLd - 26/Oct/13
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/13
Uisdean hawthorn - 28/Sep/13
Some climb for hs...or i am just weak. Led p1 & 3.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Richard Lines
malone - AltLd - 20/Sep/13 with Ryan Gil, Andrew Appleby
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13
OwenF - AltLd - 08/Sep/13 with Calum
Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/13
great varied climb; I think all 3 pitches 4b
morsy - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with peter berwick
The start is harder than the crux - unprotected large crack! good fun though. Great climb overall.
Pete23 - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Stephen Mors
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Jul/13
Brilliant fun! Didn't think the crux was actually the crux either, certainly not 4c. Taking the slab at the start of pitch 3 direct up the crest is technically harder I reckon!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Debbie Lee
Lead pitch 2
Laura Hamlet - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tim Hamlet
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Laura Hamlet
BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with JJ
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/13
punj - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Russell Shanks
Ali - AltLd O/S - Jul/13 with Lyons
SarahA - AltLd - Jul/13
Kicked steps up snow at base to reach start. Quite dirty and greasy in intermittent showers.
GuyC - Lead - 01/Jun/13
Rickrick - Jun/13
alasdair19 - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Led 1 & 3, crux 4c.
errrrm? - AltLd β - 13/Jun/12 with gaz h
Start probably harder than crux!
JohnHutch - AltLd - 28/May/12 with SC
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Tomek S - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Daniel Szymanek
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11
jess - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with martin
abbeywall - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with K
t_stork - AltLd - 12/Jun/11 with Helen Rennard
brianrunner - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 25/Jul/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10
wence - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Rob
2nd and 3rd pitches really good
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 24/Jul/10 with Lawrence
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/10
8.15pm on a beautiful summer evening. Well worth the long walk in/out. Probably the best route I've been on at that grade. Superb and lives up to the hype!
jameshiggins - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10
Pete Main - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Andrew S
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with mark mosgrove
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 14/Aug/09
mikemartin - AltLd - 12/Aug/09
jack_eadie - AltLd - 12/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/09
Ain't in Kansas anymore. 3.5hr hike from Cairngorm via Snechta/Hell's Lum surely one of best Brit hikes: climb not bad either.Slab traverse easier than expected: just as well as gear poor. Loved 4b/c V-overhang-chim-thing. If not ducked the third/fourth pitch on the arete proper provides appallingly bold and delicate drama at this grade! A classic.
jimorothy - Lead - 06/Aug/09 with Rachel Crolla
Lead all pitches, Ace route no rain despite forecast!!
Camped at loch Avon afterwards.
StuDoig - Lead - 25/Jul/09 with Juliette Robertson
ollythomas - AltLd - 04/Jul/09 with Ed Emith and Scuz
Hurt my shoulder coiling a rope just before I got on this so didn't lead any of it :( Brilliant route! Is it just me or is bloomin good value at HS?! I think FHS would suit it well. P1= bold slab traverse (4a/b), P2 = lots of gear but the crux is surely 4c if you're not into thrutchy chimney type moves (my shoulder was nae loving it) P3= superb exposure on the arete (Sam took it pretty direct), felt hard for the grade. I'd give HS 4c overall.
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Sam Wood
Led pitches 1 and 3. Bypassed (bad route finding on my part!!!) the initial 10m by misreading the description - some hairy moves in walking boots. Mike led pitch 2, good lead. Crux move nailed on second attempt. Awesome situation.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Mike
Great weather and a fun climb.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Fiona
windy100 - 2009
Had to employ a hastily cobbled backrope for crux as it turned out to be harder than anticipated!
Captain Solo - Solo - 28/Sep/08
Pretty wet, started raining and had to ab off the second pitch
Neilm18 - AltLd dnf - 31/Aug/08 with Iain Gray
A little damp and maybe not quite as clean/good as were expecting.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Neil Adams
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Ally F
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with Jenny Kerr
A great finish to a fantastic weekend. Loads of interest. A meaty crux with stacks of gear.
beckycoles - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08
Hidden - 2008
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Ian Meek
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Paul, Donald
Mark did first pitch - big slab was dripping wet so a bit un-nerving but possible. Rain shower hit while approaching first belay. Did crux pitch very carefully as lichen covered rock slippery when damp. Crux handholds difficult to hold on to when wet! Plenty of good gear though. Mark did top pitch - rock drying off by then.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Mark Moynagh
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/07
Nevis_Ben - 17/Sep/06 with Lee Wales
Sunny to start with but increasingly heavy drizzle then rain.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Steve Brock
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/06
Great route quite easy in the grade.
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2006
Great route. The crux is 4b, as stated in the SMC selective guide, and it is laced with gear options and old tat. The neckiest bit is probably getting off the ground on the big slab.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05 with Graham
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Stuart Shaw
Graham Kennedy - 2nd - 2005 with Andrew Porter
Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with John N
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 28/Aug/04 with Helen
Raggar - 2nd - 31/Jul/04 with Ian M
Had to climb through knee deep snow to get to the start...
dave o - Lead O/S - May/04 with Julia H
Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/04
oor wullie - AltLd - 2004
RAK - Lead - 06/Aug/03 with Lauri
Duncan I - AltLd - Aug/03 with Dibbo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/03
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003
Hidden - 2002
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/01
An superb day out - a seven mile walk in (and walk out) through the Cairngorms, a 20m snow pitch to reach the base of the climb, and an excellent route.
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 14/May/00 with SL
graeme gatherer - 2000
alan moore - Solo - 2000
babymoac - Lead - 03/Aug/97 with Liz
puddingstone - 2nd - 03/Aug/97 with Andy
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jul/97 with Dave Hollingham
ill_bill - AltLd - Aug/96 with Peter Collins
Stuart S - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/96 with Graham Callander
jmr - AltLd - Jun/95 with Andy Hodges
Took p1 then alt
Yourlead - AltLd - 06/Jul/91 with Stuart Johnston
stuart100 - AltLd O/S - Jun/88 with Pete Goodwin
mark-abz - Lead - 26/Jul/86 with Bill P
Brilliant end to a brilliant week!
rogerskews - 07/Jun/85 with Nigel Bond
Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/May/85 with Roger Skews
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/83
Shaw Brown - 2nd - 1982 with cliff brown
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 06/Sep/81 with Andy Campbell
neil3965 - AltLd - Aug/79 with Bill McCrae
Great day out. Got caught in a white-out on the walk back. Fortunately it didn't last too long.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 26/May/79 with Jim Worthington