A very fine ridge traverse with the difficulties spread over a mile of granite towers and slabs. Many parties avoid the direct line of the ridge in which case the route goes at about Moderate.

T.F.S Campbell, W. Douglas, J.H.Gibson, H.Fleming, R.A.Robertson, and Dr Leith 30/Jan/1892

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Five top-end ridge scrambles; from the UKH article, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

niallmca 22/May Solo

South to North, took the easier route (M) down the bad step.

smithjmw46 22/May AltLd O/S

Practised our moving together Alpine style. Great fun.

Elastic Jones 13/May Lead O/S
with Spanny
xusa 13/May 2nd O/S
Wesley Orvis 16/Apr Solo

Abseiled off Mauvais Pas. Fantastic scramble possibly the best?

Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Orla Hilton 16/Oct/15 Solo
Giles Eperon 01/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Charlie Eperon 01/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/15 -
Jelly Mould Surfer 10/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 25/Jun/15 Solo O/S

On a mega ridgin day, south to north, avoided the big downclimb via a gully on the east side with a knotted rope in situ.

scott quinn 25/Jun/15 Solo O/S

as part of the glen rosa round with an extra peak

john.currie ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/15 Solo O/S
garywalker147 21/May/15 Solo

Misty, wet and windy!

with Mark Rothwell
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
Elsier 25/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Abseiled the bad step.

with Adrian
Michael.paparakis 06/Apr/15 -
Samuel Wainwright 31/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Winter conditions - Spectacular!

Hidden 31/Mar/15 2nd O/S
climbEdclimb 31/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Mr Fuller 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Great day out. Moved together but for the abseil of the 'bad step' (more like a 15-20 m bad step!). Excellent continuous scrambling.

Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hugh Simons 21/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Tim Simons
andymccreath 23/Jun/14 -
Hidden 24/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/14 AltLd
martinh13 03/May/14 Solo

North south traverse. Avoided bad step.

RichardThorpe 03/May/14 -
Hidden 20/Apr/14 -
morpcat 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Solo
Liam Ingram 18/Aug/13 Solo

North to south and in the damp. Felt quite tricky in places.

with Alex Toomey, Ben Feintzeig
cas smerdon 28/May/13 Solo
with Mark S
Hidden 16/May/13 -
robahalliday 04/May/13 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo
Laura Hamlet 27/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Tim Hamlet 27/Apr/13 Solo
chiverstom 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Great fun, would take a rope next time for the down climb section which would have a pretty sizeable fall if you were to cock it up

with Alice
ambrooker 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Tom
jackse ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
Baggie 21/Sep/12 -

Ended up descending in the dark

aldo56 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with gsevan
gsevans 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with aldo56
Blisco 02/Jun/12 -
with Alison Stanley, David Sim, Peter Skan
Macleod 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with Nicky
Ramblin dave 02/Jun/12 -

Abseiled the Bad Step.

with Pete Skan, Dave Gruar, Alison
Ken Taylor 05/May/12 Solo O/S
robbiek ?/Apr/12 -
Darrell Read 31/Mar/12 -
Dan_Staff 31/Mar/12 Solo O/S
jonnie3430 27/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Marie
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Jörmungandr 27/Aug/11 -

Very slingy slidy!

with Kelvyn James
Hidden 12/Aug/11 Solo O/S
mataius 01/Aug/11 -
Ross Young 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
bsmedz 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
mikesuth 04/Jun/11 Solo

Fantastic day on great rock.

with Leanne Maes, Laura Eunson
TommSC 24/Apr/11 -
Plungeman 03/Apr/11 Solo

Very windy, but only the odd wet spot. Glorious finish - would have been up South Ridge Direct if we'd known it would be that dry!

with Zoe, Andy W, Dave S
awhale 03/Apr/11 -
Kazza91 ?/Apr/11 -
Jack Frost ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mikemartin 14/Oct/10 Solo
Captain Solo 14/Oct/10 Solo rpt
with Mike
R0bbie 29/Aug/10 -

From North to South, Great fun!

with leighn, Taba
nich0las 01/Aug/10 Solo
with Brendan, Catriona C
rambler_gary 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S

More like a Mod if you abseil off the tricky bit!

with Jamie
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
JP78 30/May/10 Solo

South to North therefore Mod apparently

Slick 28/May/10 Solo
Stewart B 26/May/10 Solo O/S

South to North.

Andy Moles 23/May/10 Solo O/S
with Ferdia
JdotP 23/May/10 -

We pitched the chimney but moved together / scrambled for the rest of it. UKC should have a "Moving together" option in the "Style of ascent" box.

with Jonathan De Leyser
ferdia 23/May/10 Solo O/S
with Andy
Roberttaylor 21/May/10 Solo O/S

After meeting Andrew off the ferry we went and had a day out on this.

with Andrew Hutcheson
Phil Jennings 21/May/10 Solo O/S
with Clare Muir, Marcus Horgan
marcushorgan 21/May/10 Solo O/S
with Phil Jennings, Clare Muir
Egons Issy 21/May/10 -
Hidden 29/Apr/10 Lead
Graham Westbrook ?/Apr/10 Solo
Jon_dL ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Valaisan 02/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

unconsolidated winter traverse north to south. took a long time.

with Darryl Urquart-Dixon
Hidden ??/2010 -
MoWalker3 12/Sep/09 -

Started at 9pm. moon rise at 2am. oopps. carried on by starlight and headtorch for tricky bits. fantastic.

with Cormac, chrissy
chrissy 12/Sep/09 -
johannes 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S

from North to South

SianR 24/Jun/09 Solo
with Ewan, Tara & Liz
rbruce 23/Jun/09 Solo

very hot day

xfletch 13/Jun/09 -
Calum3610 ?/Jun/09 Solo
Mountain Llama 03/May/09 Solo
with Heather, Andy & Paul
johnjb 03/May/09 Solo O/S

Did main ridge S to N, which is graded Mod, although it seemed more like a Diff to me. A splendid ridge with a peculiar finale: abseil off then descend narrow ledges, back and forth, then down climb.

with Mike Shields, Mark I
Daniel Sutherland 02/May/09 Solo O/S
cat22 19/Apr/09 -
with Mike
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Nicholas Livesey 30/Aug/08 AltLd

Grim weather

griggj 29/Aug/08 AltLd

guidebooks were rather scetchy

with nick livesey
rustyclimber91 ?/Jul/08 Solo O/S

great day out

Hidden 22/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 18/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/08 Solo
Hidden ?/May/08 -
Harry Ellis ?/May/08 -
with Will Veitch
dustbuddy 19/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
nathan_kelly 27/Aug/07 -
with Kenny Kenworthy
Hidden 26/Aug/07 -
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Solo
francois 20/Aug/07 Lead
with Lorna
Hidden 20/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/07 Solo
George Ormerod 05/May/07 Solo O/S

Please put this back to the Moderate that it is in real life and the guide. At VD we don't even get to vote it down to the right grade.

with Clare W
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Solo
Colin Mcgregor 13/May/06 Solo
Hidden 13/May/06 Solo
alan.rodger 06/May/06 Solo

Done as moderate.

with jim fish
mortimea ?/May/06 Lead
with Mr Van Doorn, James Perkins
Conan ?/May/05 Solo
keith hal ?/May/05 Solo
with Ruaridh Leslie
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
dan cowley ?/Apr/04 Solo O/S
hedgehog77 21/Feb/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
Judd_IV ?/Oct/03 Solo O/S
with Derek
DavPk 20/Sep/03 Solo
with Catherine Pearks
Hidden 14/Apr/03 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Sep/02 -
Dave Kerr 27/Jun/02 Solo
with John Watson
Captain Solo 17/Jun/02 Solo
with Ian Everard
arduff ??/2002 Solo

Avoided VD , Grade = Mod

with Chales Kennelly
Bruce Kerr 05/Aug/01 Solo
iskra2000 ?/May/00 -
with Clare Downie
johnrc ??/2000 Solo

did this when i was 12,not vd.. gd to link to cir mhor

Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
rogerskews ??/2000 Solo
with Martin Coward
Hidden 24/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
guisboro andy ?/Jun/96 Solo

day after fell race, followed by swim in burn

Hidden 14/May/96 -
johnkeith ??/1996 -
Graham Booth ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Tenko ?/May/94 -
with Kev Wilson
pigeonjim ??/1994 -
Hidden ?/Jul/93 Lead
Hammy 30/Apr/93 Solo
with Colin Struthers
lithos ??/1990 -
Simon Caldwell ??/1990 -
uphillnow ??/1990 -
brianrunner ??/1990 -
Tony Buckley ?/May/88 -

Done as part of the walking round. If you think this is VDiff, you must have got so terribly lost I'm surprised you ever found your way back to write about you life-changing experiences on a classic Mod...

Sandman55555 12/Jun/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Solo
mark mcgowan01 ??/1983 -
with Stephen Yates
fmck ??/1983 -

in winter best to go south to north rather than the opposite as we did. Took so long in the gap the last section was in darkness and a bit of an epic for a couple of school kids

Hidden 28/Jun/81 AltLd
crowberry gully 27/Jun/81 Lead
with Judith Bell
Iain Thow 21/Apr/79 Solo

Some snow lying. Done twice since, always south-north

with Bernard
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