Everett & Richardson 19/Jan/1989
Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
John O'Keeffe, Sean Martin
Gem of a climb. Steep and sustained with fat ice.
Good ice on second pitch.
|Cat Hendrie||06/Apr/13||Lead O/S||
Led first 2 ice pitches. Partner finished off the snow top out. Steep and sustained, much harder than SC gully. Amazing climbing though.
Fat ice. Alex's first pure ice lead.
|Alex Thompson||31/Mar/13||AltLd β||
Fat ice, nicely chopped up holds. H led the topout. Busy & popular route, but fun way to end trip.
lead the 2nd pitch
|Ewan Russell||13/Mar/13||AltLd O/S||
fantastic conditions the second pitch was steeper than expected! Thought it was a better pitch than anything on point five yesterday. Most of the buttress routes are looking thin or non existant.
great condition with in situ gear at both belays
Ran out of screws and as a result ran the crux pitch out to a huge level. Superb climb. Solid III and definitely 3*. Topped out to breathtaking sunset views over the Ben. The trade off was the long walk off having missed the gondola.
By ramp near right wall, felt steep in places.
PYB intro lead by Keith Ball.
|Andy Hewison||20/Jan/13||Lead O/S||
Ab down easy gully, cornice was stable. Led first pitch, pretty steep for first climb of the season. Did pitches 2 and 3 together (60m rope). Neale did the last pitch to the top, no cornice to worry about. Ice was generally good, got lots of screws in.
Great conditions, and only two other teams on the East Face!
First winter climb. Awesome day out with a guide, good guy.
3 pitches, abseiled in. middle pitch full 60m
|Neil Adams||13/Jan/13||AltLd O/S||
Traversed off Hurricane Arete & finished up this
lead final pitch.
Probably the best grade III route I have ever done. The condition was reasonably good.
Tom V, Chris T
Excellent climb Andy led crux pitch
Very good. If you have 60m ropes you can go from in-situ belay to in-situ belay.
Nice route, in really good nick, but saw avalanche come down Right Twin next door so stopped climbing for the day after this.
Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Guided by Cameron, ice a bit soft in places
Cameron, Ross Bishop
very poor weather
With two beginners
Very, VERY busy but excellent conditions and a hell of a second pitch.
Tel-goatman, spike sellers
The Novice thought it to be grade IV due to lean conditions and brittle water ice all the way up. Enjoyed it. First proper lead on ice where I felt in control.
|Dave Latimer||01/Jan/11||AltLd O/S|
great weather and snow condition - no wind, sunshine on top. ice in good condition. placed several secure ice screws. felt quite hard for III.
Early season so thin and steep, ice not in great condition either. Lead pitch 1.
Steep for III, but quality ice climbing. The 5th day of perfect winter climbing on the trot :)
Paul Sheehan, Dave Brown
Comedy of errors at the start with forgotten ropes & harness but all ended OK following a return trip to the car park & a bit of a lash up with some slings! Route in great shape with loads of ice.
Mark & Paul
This was a joy to climb after I backed off Typhoon due to poor ice. A little snowy at the upper half.
|Si Carter||24/Feb/10||AltLd O/S||
With Maddy. Steep and fairly sustained. High wind and poor snow conditions generally. However, route quitee clean and plenty of ice.
Started 1 or 2 pitches up, traversed in from The Split. Rad led icy chimmney on right of gully. Leaving the top slope and cornice to me.
My second ascent, just as enjoyable as the first. Ended up rescuing a party who'd got stuck under the cornice on Right Twin.
Classic route, good ice and firm snow, spindrift from the blizzard above
Michael L, Phil D
|Richard Gilbert||?/Feb/10||AltLd O/S||
P1 and P3. Lovely stuff.
First winter route, awesome.
Patrick led the two main pitches. Ice and snow conditions made the route hard and very scary. Screws would never have held a fall and there was a section of vertical rimed up ice at the top of the main gulley - very serious and quite challenging. Route was easily in Grade IV condition, and serious for that.
John Vehnier, Martin, Leon
|martin one||23/Feb/09||AltLd O/S||
2 nd pitch 60 m
Barry H &Patrick
Never much protection.
Led P1 and P3, very windy above the corrie resulting in an exciting gondola ride
Brilliant ice, steep crux. 1st on the route after sprinting from the Gondola.
|joe larner||15/Feb/09||Lead O/S||
Good route but people still found ways of knocking ice down despite it being possible to climb it with out swinging an axe or kiking steps as it was so hacked out.
Anne & Mark
During the Kimber week
|Billy Walker - Bad Seller||29/Jan/09||AltLd rpt||
in geat nick,enjoyable 2nd pitch nice fat bulge
Mike really should have carried more screws up. 3 in 60m of steeper than expected climbing.
followed by cliff smith. pretty steep for III, PG led ice pitch thus i didn't have much to do.
Dave Buckett, Alex Wheldon
Amazing route. My first hard, sustained winter route with the added spice of having blocks of snow twanging of my helmet.
Had to help three other pairs over the cornice on adjacent climbs
Ace, found this quite easy. Excellent snow/ice.
|Giles Davis||23/Feb/08||2nd O/S|
Fairly lean so the 2nd pitch was pretty steep. Really good value.
Led Pitch 1 and 3
|Just Another Dave||?/Feb/08||-|
|beardy mike||??/2008||Lead O/S|
|Luke Kelly||31/Mar/07||AltLd O/S||
Soloed the first pitch, Shona led the second pitch and I led the last pitch.
soloed first pitch in fit of haste : ( Then James took over and did the next pitch properly!
Glorious conditions - chewy ice followed by stable snow and a reasonable cornice. Worth the short queue...
I led pitch 1 and 3. Rob led the crux pitch 2. Route was in excellant condition with lots of ice.
Soloed 1st pitch, Tim lead the 2nd.
Getting a bit mild today!
Pitches fairly short. Good ice gully. Pitch 1 - belayed on existing tat and nut, pitch 3 belayed off good spike just over top of main gully. The final pitch was just a snow field to the cornice at the top, where we found a gap. Access: Down climbed from top (down an easy gully) and traversed to get to base of route. Used cable car and chair lift to get as high as possible to avoid slog.
Friable, someone died on this a couple of days after we did it.
Aengus Mc Cullough
|Martin Haworth||?/Feb/06||AltLd O/S||
Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay
stuart macaleese, margaret best
Fantastic Ice, noone else around. My first grade III, (seconded).
Second winter route, good ice led first and third pitches.
|G. Tiger, Esq.||?/Mar/05||AltLd|
|Chris L Hill||?/Mar/05||2nd||
Stuart Shaw, Mark Hudson
first ice route
|dan cowley||23/Jan/05||AltLd O/S||
Excellent condition. Not an axe or crampon hole in sight.
and Chris Mothersdale. Led 1st pitch
|Mark A Humphries||22/Feb/04||AltLd O/S||
ist and 2nd pitches led by me and third pitch by Frank
|French Erick||14/Feb/04||AltLd O/S||
frank and steve