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100m, 3 pitches. The rib to the right of Patey's Route, start up this route and traverse out right onto crest, follow line of least resistance. Frequently attempted when much harder, needs build-up.
A Liddell and party 1981

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 14/Mar/14

Great route! Tricky travese onto the buttress, but short lived. Then straight forward ascent up banked out snow weaving inbetween blocks. Lots of rock gear. Ice in cracks solid and good neve where it mattered. Ran out almost 60m on P1 to belay on cramped ledge with peg. Another full pitch took us up to the open area on top of the butress to a good belay. P3 took us the the tower at the confluence of Aladin's and it's Mirror. Final pitch took a steep exit on the far left, avoiding the large cornices. Weather was blowing it's knockers off, making for a challenging yet rewarding experience. I love scottish winter routes!
Karlos - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Luke Perry, Stewart Moody

wi11 - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/14 with Will S

Traversed higher up from Patey's Route (Gully) than the guidebook described path. Route was much harder than grade III. The first pitch was probably grade IV,5; lead by Rafal Malczyk.
efetunc - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14 with Rafal Malczyk

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/14

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Ewan Lyons

More pleasant than expected given conditions.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 22/Nov/13 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - 2012

Lead all pitches. There was plenty of snow and apart of one ice screw just below the crux ledge I could not find any belay. Stances were good.
andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Tara

tarasanthi - 2nd - 22/Feb/11 with Andrzej Kierzek

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/11

keithru - 2011

nikkimac - Dec/10 with Sian, Flash

PaulCunningham - 2010

PaulCunningham - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/09

dave_tomlin - Feb/09 with Tom Evans

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Neil Mackenzie

hard conditions with lots of melty snow! first pitch really nice - traverse felt v. exposed :-) rest could have been better with less snow
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Warren

Mark Walter - 2nd dnf - Dec/07 with Steve Becwith

Richard White - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Instructor - Rosie G
BelleVedere - 2nd - 18/Mar/06

Sandy P - AltLd - Dec/05 with Guy Couper-Marsh

Waded through powder before hacking off before being benighted
Tom M Williams - AltLd dnf - Nov/05 with Andy Hobson

Jim Haydock - 2nd - 10/Mar/05 with Graeme Ettle & John Bracey

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jan/04

Gman - AltLd O/S - Feb/01 with Carl

Hidden - 2nd - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/99

A poor day wild and thawing, but butresses verglased - Did a direct start wich was more like IV 4.
Yourlead - AltLd - 04/Mar/96 with Graham Penny

Stuart S - AltLd O/S - Feb/94 with Simon Locke

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
iksander, Hidden, andymoin

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Style of ascent

Lead6 of 37 (16.2%)
Followed8 of 37 (21.6%)
Alt Leads14 of 37 (37.8%)
Unknown9 of 37 (24.3%)

'Climbed'21 of 37 (56.8%)
clean O/S14 of 37 (37.8%)
dnf2 of 37 (5.4%)