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
1st pitch different than guidebooks suggest. Made this climb slightly harder - about grade IV.
Rafal Malczyk - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14 with Efe Tunc
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