Hidden ??/2016 -
benclimbing 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Al Todd
John Workman 27/Sep/15 AltLd

Probably the last mountain rock climb of yet another year. Wonderful day apart from that difficult thrutchy crack to start.

with Lex
Little AndyH 13/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
peter.herd 12/Jun/15 AltLd

dare i say overrated..? cool positions i guess

with Amy
Amy Pritchett 12/Jun/15 2nd
WhipperSnapper 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
JennieSkeoch 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Oliver
uphillnow 18/Jul/14 AltLd

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.

with mat allatt, Rik
Mr Messy 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch

with rick, Dave smith
Graham Westbrook 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
mjackson 20/Jun/14 -
Cameron94 09/Jun/14 AltLd

Great route. Got the crux pitch which was fantastic and good fun for the grade. Part of a 3 day trip around the 'Gorms.

mrbird 09/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
iainpowell 26/Oct/13 AltLd

Great climb. Pitch one and two wet, dried off a wee bit for the last pitch.

Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd
Uisdean hawthorn 28/Sep/13 -
Steven Andrews 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Some climb for hs...or i am just weak. Led p1 & 3.

with Richard Lines
malone 20/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
OwenF 08/Sep/13 AltLd
with Calum
Hidden 22/Aug/13 Lead
morsy 10/Aug/13 AltLd

great varied climb; I think all 3 pitches 4b

with peter berwick
Pete23 10/Aug/13 AltLd

The start is harder than the crux - unprotected large crack! good fun though. Great climb overall.

with Stephen Mors
Hidden 23/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
MrRiley 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

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!

Debbie Lee 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Laura Hamlet 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2

Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
Tim Hamlet 13/Jul/13 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with JJ
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
punj 07/Jul/13 AltLd
with Russell Shanks
Ali ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Lyons
SarahA ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
GuyC 01/Jun/13 Lead

Kicked steps up snow at base to reach start. Quite dirty and greasy in intermittent showers.

Rickrick ?/Jun/13 -
alasdair19 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
errrrm? 13/Jun/12 AltLd β

Led 1 & 3, crux 4c.

with gaz h
Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tomek S 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Szymanek
conorjclarke 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

with an annoying, nagging injured foot and finger. Sam's first climb -- glad to get him on something imposing. Lots of options for the third pitch, but I thought staying on the right wall with hands on the arete for most of the time made for some classy exposure. Not really 4a.

with Sam Bjork
jess 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with martin
abbeywall 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with K
t_stork 12/Jun/11 AltLd
with Helen Rennard
brianrunner ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 25/Jul/10 -
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
wence 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob
robertmichaeladams 24/Jul/10 AltLd

2nd and 3rd pitches really good

with Lawrence
Hidden 24/Jul/10 AltLd
jameshiggins 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S

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!

Pete Main 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Andrew S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove
Hidden 14/Aug/09 AltLd dnf
mikemartin 12/Aug/09 AltLd
jack_eadie 12/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd
jimorothy 06/Aug/09 Lead

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.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead
ollythomas 04/Jul/09 AltLd
with Ed Emith and Scuz
iceicebaby 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S

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.

Fiona Reid 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Great weather and a fun climb.

with Fiona
windy100 ??/2009 -
Captain Solo 28/Sep/08 Solo

Had to employ a hastily cobbled backrope for crux as it turned out to be harder than anticipated!

Neilm18 31/Aug/08 AltLd dnf

Pretty wet, started raining and had to ab off the second pitch

with Iain Gray
Alasdair Fulton 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

A little damp and maybe not quite as clean/good as were expecting.

Neil Adams 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Ally F
Bruce Kerr 08/Jun/08 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
beckycoles 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

A great finish to a fantastic weekend. Loads of interest. A meaty crux with stacks of gear.

Hidden ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Ian Meek
Chris wilson 01/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul, Donald
DavPk 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mark Moynagh
IanGilbertJones 17/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/07 AltLd
Nevis_Ben 17/Sep/06 -
with Lee Wales
Bob 27/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Sunny to start with but increasingly heavy drizzle then rain.

with Steve Brock
Hidden 15/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Lead
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd

Great route quite easy in the grade.

Hidden ??/2006 Lead
AndyP 12/Jun/05 Lead O/S

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.

with Graham
Chris L Hill ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Shaw
Graham Kennedy ??/2005 2nd
with Andrew Porter
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
with John N
Stuart Macfarlane 28/Aug/04 AltLd
with Helen
Raggar 31/Jul/04 2nd


with Ian M
dave o ?/May/04 Lead O/S

Had to climb through knee deep snow to get to the start...

with Julia H
Hidden ?/May/04 2nd O/S
oor wullie ??/2004 AltLd
RAK 06/Aug/03 Lead
with Lauri
Duncan I ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Dibbo
DundeeDave 06/Jul/03 AltLd
with Keith Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
Bob M 12/Jun/03 AltLd
with Stewart Walker
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 23/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 14/May/00 AltLd O/S

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.

with SL
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
mjeffery ??/1999 -
babymoac 03/Aug/97 Lead
with Liz
puddingstone 03/Aug/97 2nd
with Andy
Jon Read ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Dave Hollingham
Hidden ??/1997 -
ill_bill ?/Aug/96 AltLd
with Peter Collins
Stuart S 14/Jul/96 AltLd O/S
with Graham Callander
Hidden ?/May/96 AltLd O/S
jmr ?/Jun/95 AltLd
with Andy Hodges
pingora 07/Aug/92 Solo
Yourlead 06/Jul/91 AltLd

Took p1 then alt

with Stuart Johnston
Neil Henderson ??/1990 -
stuart100 ?/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
mark-abz 26/Jul/86 Lead
with Bill P
rogerskews 07/Jun/85 AltLd

Brilliant end to a brilliant week!

Nigel Bond 30/May/85 Lead
with Roger Skews
Hidden 25/Jun/83 AltLd
Shaw Brown ??/1982 2nd
with cliff brown
Bruce Kerr 06/Sep/81 AltLd
with Andy Campbell
neil3965 ?/Aug/79 AltLd
with Bill McCrae
Dave Musgrove 26/May/79 AltLd

Great day out. Got caught in a white-out on the walk back. Fortunately it didn't last too long.

with Jim Worthington
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