North Buttress - East Ridge** II/III
200m. Brilliant old school route with a bit of everything. Recommended.
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The approach from the coire up SE facing slopes with deep snow in the full sun was very hard work. Much better once we gained the ridge and a nice descent.
crowberry gully - 02/Apr/15 with Jim Haydock

Hidden - Solo - 15/Mar/15

Stunning day, alpine conditions
Dougbart - Solo - 15/Mar/15 with Iain

A great day to practice all techniques of winter mountaineering.
Will Jerram - 2nd β - 09/Mar/15

joe_lancs - Sent - 21/Feb/15

Good fun in deep snow. Turf unfrozen till above 800m
arose - Lead - 20/Feb/15 with Hermione, James, Hannah Francis

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 20/Feb/15 with James, Hermione Leach, Ali Rose

alexei.nicholas - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/14 with James davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/14

Hidden - 24/Mar/14

hard work wading through the deep snow!!
luckyjim - Lead - 22/Mar/14 with Claire

keith hal - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with chris & tim

So much snow. Waded through it on corrie approach (also some massive avalanche debris to cross), and interesting time on the soft and collapsing narrow "arÍte" section after crux. Crux "crack" surprisingly hard; especially when hot aches kick in at crucial point. Descended down N ridge. Good mountain day out.
timday - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Keith, ChrisA

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/14

Very soft, got benighted, HAD A BIG ADVENTURE AND WAS GREAT FUN.
vix - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with JP

Unconsolidated on the day but long and interesting
thedatastream - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Vix

J25 - Lead - 16/Feb/14 with Lorna

alan barnes - 10/Feb/14 with chris baum, julie baum

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/14

class day, moved together throughout. long walk off after map incident
stuart90 - Lead - 01/Feb/14 with Niall Browne, conor gilmour

on Plas y Brenin "Scottish Winter Climbing" course
ian.ross.bnc - 2nd - Feb/14

With Mountain Motion
Ryan23 - AltLd - Feb/14

jon59 - AltLd - 30/Jan/14

very easy but classic, grase 3 walk in grade 2 climbing!
phil64 - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/14

luckyjim - Solo - 17/Dec/13

mattvitel - 27/Mar/13

Gazlynn - 20/Mar/13 with Andy Giff

Hidden - AltLd β - 20/Mar/13

mikelaing - Lead - Mar/13 with Ben & Rad

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/13

First winter lead!!
mark sharples - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13

Jamie B - Lead - 14/Feb/13 with Client

Great climb, soloed half of it and moved together for the final half.
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/13

Hidden - 05/Feb/13

Theeni - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/13

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/13

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/13

Decmorris - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/13

boab m - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/12

A really enjoyable solo on a beautiful winter day. Took the ridge pretty much directly, Grade III overall with some entertaining steps. Spectacular exposure on the final pinnacles.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/12

Hidden - 22/Jan/12

aneate - Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/11

robgixer - AltLd - Mar/11

Danny Crump - Solo - 22/Feb/11 with Steve Farndon, Tony Wood

Bit windy up there! Good route, soloed most, pitched a bit. Good snow and turf. Summited in white out,descended down east ridge. 5 hours car to car.
lithos - 20/Feb/11

Hidden - 20/Feb/11

Moved together. Great little route with good gear and plenty of variety. Shame it isn't a bit longer.
barney800 - 20/Feb/11 with Will Coombs

Very nice little ridge, open to lots of variation. In the high wind and low visibility, we skirted a couple of the buttresses but taken direct could give a good long route, possibly at a higher grade. Got the rope out for one pitch up a nice v corner with excellent turf in the back. Total white out on the top and rued my decision not to pack goggles!
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Rob

Great route, mostly grade II with some optional mixed sections which felt hard (but excellent and well protected) for II.
Ben Sharp - Lead - 20/Feb/11 with Simon Ash

Quality mountaineering route with some good mixed moves. Little snow bearing in mind recent weather. Only saw two other teams all day.
Fly Fifer - Lead - 17/Feb/11 with Gaz, Shug

Gazlynn - 17/Feb/11 with Mark

First winter climb for Fabien and Jorge! Great route, surprised it's not more popular. Good gear, great situations and a nice variety of climbing.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 16/Feb/11 with Jorge, Fabien

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/11

MGrock - AltLd - 16/Feb/11

Hidden - 15/Feb/11

did two pitches at the start, soloed the rest. Good conditions
abbeywall - 12/Feb/11 with K, AC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11

with the last tricky step taken direct which felt like tech 5
davefount - AltLd O/S - 2011

PAJames - 2011

dhjunkie - Solo - 24/Oct/10 with Pricey

Moved together, nice route
Elsier - Lead - 06/Mar/10 with Chrissie

ste_d - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Steven Delderfield

Great fun winter climb with guide Richard Bentley. First time out for Liam in such extreme winter conditions, Scotland had the biggest dump of snow for a long time just the week before we arrived
bigdunk - 2nd - 27/Feb/10 with Liam McDonald, Kieran McDonald

Moved together in lower half then pitched upper half.
Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Jeanie

Hidden - 01/Feb/10

oliverk - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Neville

Hidden - 17/Mar/09

Moving together very soggy descent north ridge
Batt - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with Rachel B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/09

Excellent route in full on Scottish winter conditions - winds 70mph gusts.
Lawman - 2nd - 21/Mar/08 with Alann Halewood, Tracey Nicholls

With Mike Pescod from Abacus Mountaineering. 2 day winter climbing course.
Koon - 2nd - 08/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jan/07

icescrew - AltLd - Mar/05 with Steve & Charlie

Did not finish due to Matt wimping out twice in two days. Almost finished it though.
timharrison - Lead dnf - 2002 with Jamie, Matt, John

220bpm - AltLd O/S - Feb/00 with Dave

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Mar/98

auld al - Solo O/S - Mar/86

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