Direct start considered to be IV,5

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs, CUMC Ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Lmt 02/Apr 2nd
alexm198 31/Mar Solo rpt

Nice solo, even if it felt like there was a jet engine aimed at me the entire way. Good conditions, but fairly lean. Grade III.

Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Ben Prestwich 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Roch 13/Mar AltLd O/S

Blue skies, wind scoured snow, felt quite tricky in thin conditions.

Dave Spooner
AndyL 10/Mar AltLd O/S
alex toomey 10/Mar -
Roberttaylor 10/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar 2nd O/S
Manc88 10/Mar Lead O/S

First winter lead. Long run-outs, bomber gear and great fun.

Col Kingshott 04/Mar Lead O/S
speedymccreedy 04/Mar Solo O/S

In good condition and a good climb for the grade. SAIS:

alastairbegley 03/Mar Lead O/S

Great route, did a slightly more direct start out of Jacobs Ladder to add a little more climbing.

Hidden 03/Mar 2nd
EmmaPamelaMay 02/Mar AltLd
Sarah Atkinson
philgillespie 28/Feb 2nd
JonnyJT 25/Feb 2nd O/S
Dave Hollinger
Hidden 25/Feb Lead O/S
magicmartin 25/Feb 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb AltLd
harry_lewis 21/Feb AltLd O/S
Bernie Lozowski, Dave Robinette
Hidden 21/Feb Lead O/S
MPSBunny 17/Feb AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch along the Slant to the foot of Hidden Chimney then Robby led the next two pitches to the top.

Hidden 17/Feb AltLd rpt
salix 17/Feb AltLd

Enjoyable climb, good length for the grim weather.

Hidden 17/Feb AltLd
Hidden 14/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Feb 2nd
amccann 14/Feb Lead O/S

Top pitch after coming in from the Haston Line, first proper winter lead.

Jem, Matt G
Hidden 14/Feb Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Feb AltLd
Hidden 11/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb AltLd O/S
MSchobitz 07/Feb AltLd O/S

Coming from Yukon Jack. Pretty nice climbing, so much in-situ gear.

David Robinette
mattc 07/Feb 2nd O/S
samohtdoowde 06/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead 3 and 4

Hidden 04/Feb AltLd
Hidden 04/Feb 2nd
Hidden 04/Feb AltLd
Hidden 04/Feb AltLd
OliverRoss 04/Feb Lead
ma.cecilia 01/Feb 2nd O/S
Sarah Bufkin, Niall Browne
jandyd05 30/Jan Lead rpt

A snowy ramp for P1; the chimney was well rimed but actually quite lean for ice, requiring me to remember my limited mixed tooling techniques.

chris smith 29/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jan Solo
Hidden 26/Jan 2nd
guy757 26/Jan 2nd
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton 23/Jan Lead dnf

Sooo much powder!

Alex Staniforth
Stani49 23/Jan 2nd dnf
tomwright1509 22/Jan 2nd O/S
ianstevens 22/Jan Lead
Hidden 18/Jan Lead
Hidden 17/Jan 2nd
mikewilson789 14/Jan 2nd

First winter climb

Andy Woolston
Hidden 14/Jan AltLd
centurion05 14/Jan AltLd
alasdair19 ??/2015 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
climbing son 29/Dec/14 AltLd

I led first and third pitches, Jacob lead second pitch

Jacob Forshaw
Jacob Forshaw 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 26/Dec/14 Lead O/S
maddy92 15/Dec/14 AltLd rpt

Soloed the first pitch and lead the chimney pitch again

TCarrick 15/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/Dec/14 AltLd rpt
Gazlynn 15/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
joe.91 13/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

With the direct start.

Rob Reglinski, Andy Harrison
gavmac 07/Dec/14 Solo
Steve Paget
HaddRoots 06/Dec/14 -

First winter climb! Good day out in bad weather

Sam Simpson 05/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/14 Lead
EmmaPamelaMay 05/Dec/14 2nd
Rory Brown
jimmatthews 05/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Nath93 03/Dec/14 Lead O/S

good hooks the whole way, fun pitch of climbing after the direct start!

sebbi30 ?/Dec/14 Lead
iain howie
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
RoscoJB 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

First winter lead

Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/14 -
Hidden 28/Feb/14 -
Stuart Hurworth 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch up to base of wide chimney on the slant. Lots of soft snow, some neve in places. The Hidden Chimney itself provides excellent bridging with mostly good axe placements until near the top when it became an exhausting struggle on powder. 1st pitched lead in winter!

Manchester Climbing Club
stratandrew 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Great route - shame the chimney is so short.

ClimbingGlen 18/Jan/14 Lead dnf

After first pitch avalanche somewhere near the top of The Slant!! Pushed on as getting dark-Chimney in poor condition, no gear as snow and iced over rock, very vertical and soft snow around chockstones. Managed crux's with one runner at botttom, 3 foot from the top part of cornice gave way and took me with it!! fell 50 metres down the chimney, gear popped out, fell past the belay. Managed to get up and the 3 of us abseiled the 2 pitches down to escape. At bottom gusting 70-80mph knocking us off our feet while walking out in the dark. 11 hours on the mountain. 2 swollen ankles a bashed elbow and slightly sore knee. But ok. Glad to make it out alive. should have turned round much earlier!!!

Ana Piris, Teresa Torrents
Hidden 17/Jan/14 Lead
kelliroberts3 14/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jan/14 AltLd
Jinete Palido 12/Jan/14 2nd
JHiley 12/Jan/14 AltLd

Lead all except part of the slant in 4 short pitches. Good ice in the chimney except for the very top which needed a technical bridging move with poor, powdery placements.

Jen Maxfield
aljones91 11/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jan/14 Lead
JamesRoddie 09/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Very fat conditions. Mix of good neve and crud, chockstone nearly buried.

Hidden 08/Jan/14 AltLd
Paul Collins 08/Jan/14 AltLd rpt
Kirill 05/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Grade II conditions.

nclarey 05/Jan/14 2nd
SteveJCox 05/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
chrisallan 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
paulmck 04/Jan/14 Lead
David Staples 03/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Banked out with snow. But great first winter route! f-ing chuffed!

Hidden 02/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
tom_holdsworth 02/Jan/14 2nd
Will Taylor
Murilo Lessa 02/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. The chimney is nice but quite an easy route…

William Watson
simondunf 02/Jan/14 2nd

haston line/hidden chimney in 2 pitches

Si ??/2014 -
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
luckyjim 29/Dec/13 AltLd
Brucemacrosson 29/Dec/13 AltLd
Ewan Paterson
bullwinkle 29/Dec/13 2nd rpt
Tom Lambert
pftom 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches

Pat Thompson
Hidden 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/13 2nd β
arranmoffat 21/Dec/13 2nd

Started along the Slant and then picked up Hidden Chimney. Choke stone was tricky. Really windy. -3 at the top.

Kevin Rutherford
olekemi 21/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Up after direct start.

Mark G
gavinpeach 18/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
waiting for snow 18/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Forked left higher up to go over the chock stone.

Martin McKenna - UKC 17/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Went to do Honeypot but was out of nick. Direct start was also mobbed.

lukemcphee 17/Dec/13 AltLd
steve-grigg 16/Dec/13 Lead rpt
justaddpowder 16/Dec/13 Lead
Little AndyH 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Rickrick 07/Dec/13 -
morsg 06/Dec/13 AltLd
alan.rodger 06/Dec/13 AltLd
chewy098 ?/Dec/13 2nd
carl_123 ?/Dec/13 Lead O/S
sidseaweed ?/Dec/13 2nd

great conditions, great lead from chadders with gambolio cleaning up behind.

island_explorer 30/Nov/13 AltLd

4 pitches: approach to the slant - pitched the gully as water running under the ice+snow=very unstable ground. 2 - the Slant traverse. 3 & 4 - split the chimney. Led 1 and 3. Class climb. Made more difficult, I would think, by the lack of solid ice.

David Barratt 30/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Great climb, spoilt for choice with gear placements.

Hidden 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Gazlynn 24/Nov/13 2nd
brucebarrington 23/Nov/13 -

Awesome climb, getting into condition. Well frozen, not a lot of ice though. The last pitch is really good fun.

MrRiley 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S

An excellent lead by Debs in very lean and powdery conditions, superb climbing

Webster 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

solo pitches 1 and 2, lead chimney. grade III today and brilliant

Wojttek 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

as too crowded on Direct went for this one.we soloed the Slant (other teem went our steps). Kretek climbed with walking axes:D nice climb for season start:)

Danii, Ilona
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead
Fiona Reid 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Definitely good value in today's conditions. Lots of powder. Soloed to top of direct start. Split into 3 pitches, Mike led traverse, I led chimney to above chockstone, Mike led from there to top.

Mike-W-99 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

An enjoyable if shortlived introduction to Cairngorms mixed.

Hidden ?/Nov/13 2nd O/S
jamesgr87 ?/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
PeteLoveless 25/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Mapleleaf 07/Apr/13 AltLd

Jim lead the first pitch to the chimney & I climbed the chimney to the last 15/20m where Jim topped out.

Jim Hall
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead O/S
stephenmckenzie 16/Mar/13 2nd rpt

Second time doing this route and felt significantly less secure than the first as fairly powdery today. All lead by Andrew.

Tom Shaw, Andrew Appleby
masa-alpin 10/Mar/13 AltLd

Climbed after the Direct Start. I lead the main bit (55 metres) and Led, rest (10m) to top out, welcome by gale wind and blizzard. After my lead, where I had to excavate powder snow a lot, by the time Lee seconded all the clean-up was undone due to snowfall, so Lee had to start from scratch! We found there were several hard moves, up to solid tech 4 - in today's conditions it was either top-end III or soft IV and nowhere close to II.

Lee P
joesmith 09/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/13 Lead
guy757 04/Mar/13 -
grady_9 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
whispering nic 03/Mar/13 Lead rpt
The Wife
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Feb/13 2nd O/S
nicjbuk 25/Feb/13 AltLd

direct start also. great condition today

ross nicol esq
Adrianw 24/Feb/13 2nd

Did first couple of pitches of Haston Line then finished up Hidden Chimney. A good combination. Richard led main pitch as I'd done it 2 weeks previous.

Richard Pow
ClimbingGlen 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S
punj 17/Feb/13 AltLd
Russell Shanks
Curly Rich 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

queued for ages second pitch was great.

GMC Rodger
benkelsey 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

last pitch of the day, topped out at dusk. bum slide down approach slabs in the dark.

nicjbuk 16/Feb/13 -

wet and melting

Tubs 14/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/13 AltLd
sarah hawker 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Adrian and Mike alternated leads.

Mike Frost, Adrian W
Anna_wells 09/Feb/13 -
Adrianw 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Led the full chimney section as one 60m pitch. First "proper" winter lead, very well protected.

Mike Frost, Sarah Hawker
fire_munki 06/Feb/13 2nd

my first "proper" winter climb! windy top out and lots of snow and sloughage.

Al Halewood
Jasperboy 05/Feb/13 AltLd
wheelsucker 05/Feb/13 AltLd

Pitch one banked out so was able to run pitches 1 & 2 together with a 60m rope. Pitch 3 took us to the top. Good wee route that only took us 50 minutes which was ideal given the poor weather conditions. The weather obviously put everyone else off as we were the only people in the entire Corrie.

Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead O/S
LozM 03/Feb/13 AltLd

Both soloed P1, led P2. Excellent route, good gear, good condition.

Alex Shipp
Paul Collins 03/Feb/13 2nd
James Byrne
BUZZ1984 02/Feb/13 2nd
Gavin Pike
robbiek 01/Feb/13 AltLd
davidclare 01/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Robbie King
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Julie Black ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Did as alternate lead as a guinea pig for MIC exam. Led second to last pitch, with lovely short ice section.

robgixer ?/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 2nd
Zippy1999 ?/Feb/13 -
Andy Rockall
Luke Davies 31/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 27/Jan/13 Lead O/S
lcullum7 27/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Goodstuff 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
carl_123 22/Jan/13 Lead O/S
BelleVedere 16/Jan/13 2nd

Powder and rock mostly. Seemed quite tricky

Steve Perry 16/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Occasional frozen turf and powder.

Truan 15/Jan/13 2nd O/S
freudy_love 13/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Jay C 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Mark C
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Lead O/S
tatz45 ?/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Nemo9 ?/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 31/Dec/12 Solo O/S
David Weston 30/Dec/12 2nd O/S

Horrible weather but a nice climb, scary enough for now...

James_L88 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Whitmoreaa 29/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

1st ever winter route, led middle pitch, nightmare building belay, we lost dans rope off of the top

Dan Pinkney
Hidden 29/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/12 Lead
tomblankenstein 28/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Iain Evans
joeydurkin 25/Dec/12 Lead rpt
Graham vollens
notclive 18/Dec/12 2nd O/S
tomwheeler 18/Dec/12 AltLd

Bit of clearing needed. Great route.

mattking_109 18/Dec/12 Lead

Great route, great conditions!

Joe W
rufus.duits 18/Dec/12 Solo
joe2708 18/Dec/12 2nd

Good craic! Good conditions, snow firmer as climbed higher. Fun crux!

GuitarGenius92 18/Dec/12 2nd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 16/Dec/12 2nd O/S

1st winter route and 1st on Route. Mike growled his way up a difficult section with little gear. Good climbing, however little Ice and very powdering snow

Mike Mason
alexm198 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

3 pitches - Simon led the first two, up The Slant and up to the base of the chimney, I led P3, the chimney itself. In good nick, though a little powdery.

Hidden 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 16/Dec/12 2nd
Mike Brownlow
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Dustin 13/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
TomPollock 13/Dec/12 AltLd rpt
jandyd05 13/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Super climb, a bit lean which added to its character esp over the crux . Definitely climbing as a III

Ian Warren
PeteLoveless 11/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Led chimney pitch. Great conditions.

Ben Gibson
Hidden 08/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
jshields 02/Dec/12 AltLd
andybroadway 01/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Gibson27 ?/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Another great route with good conditions and great weather, not a breath of wind all day.

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton ?/Dec/12 Lead
Debbie Spencer
Knut ?/Dec/12 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch.

joermann 29/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Nov/12 Lead O/S
luckyjim 04/Nov/12 AltLd
D Helm
nicjbuk 20/Apr/12 Lead

paul led the slant for the approach, loose snow and nothing for axes. chimeny itself harder than usual but plenty good pro to be had.

paul freeman
terrymccall 19/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
steven mccall
Dave Douglas 11/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Taking Andy Hall for first winter climb. Full on thaw in progress so not much else to do. Trciky for a first winter climb though.

Hidden 10/Feb/12 Lead
BoulderyDave 10/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Feb/12 2nd O/S
williamsd79 08/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
henning82 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Mark Wilson23 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Mark Fitzpatrick
Hidden 04/Feb/12 -
karinh 04/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

wild day out. nice route.

Hidden 04/Feb/12 Lead
Bob1984 03/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/12 AltLd β
Dirty Knees 01/Feb/12 -
lewiz 01/Feb/12 2nd O/S

John Pickles' lead. Great route in lean conditions. Over the chockstone

Owen John
John Pickles 01/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Owen John, Lewis Thompson
grady_9 ?/Feb/12 2nd

First winter route. Very thin sustained line !

grady_9 ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 -
becoming-stranger 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
groliver26 30/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
daWalt 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Woodiee 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S

lean conditions - no real neve build up on the 2nd pitch led to lots of thrutching and torquing - defo grade 3 :) awesome!!

Rose Boyce
edmitchell 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

A right hand variation at Grade II

Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd
a13x 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Andy Moles 26/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/12 Lead
franksnb 22/Jan/12 AltLd rpt

good lean nick

Hidden 22/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
david0811 20/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Good climb. Lean conditions. Went under the chockstone.

mdh 20/Jan/12 Lead

First winter lead.

Dave M
radioshed 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Nice route, sunny day, turf frozen, good torques to be had in cracks, lots of gear, good first outing of the season.

ross brinson 13/Jan/12 AltLd
Feeling bold 13/Jan/12 AltLd

P2, P4. Took a higher belay stance for P2. Felt exposed at start due to lack of axe placements. P3 was excellent pitch for torquing and deserves the 2*'s all by itself for quality of climbing given.

Giles and Egons Issy
Egons Issy 13/Jan/12 AltLd
Glenmore Giles, Maria Brierley
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Lead
Rich Thornton 09/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Winter Skills Trip: Guide - Chris Ensoll

Chris Ensoll, Matt Breakell, Mike Smith, Ryan McGlen, Remy Bertlin, Tom Kirby
mcglenr25 09/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Same style again, Smithy lead, we seconded.

rem12112122 09/Jan/12 2nd
mksmith35 09/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Led on pre-placed gear with instructor.

Martin Haworth 08/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Thawing rapidly.

Andrew Sloan 08/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Led chimney pitch, not much ice. Quite sporty for the grade.

lithos 08/Jan/12 AltLd

icy but melting rapidly lots of fun

chris v
mattdown 07/Jan/12 -
freyja 07/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

lead the first pitch, should be soloed really, as there is hardly any gear and the climbing is easy. Nice conditions, neve in the beginning, iced up rock on top. Ridiculously windy at the top.

Hidden 07/Jan/12 AltLd
lachlan 06/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Warming through the day and pretty slushy to be honest. Made it quite interesting.

daniel sutherland
franksnb 05/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

good conditions, bad weather.

OwenF 05/Jan/12 AltLd

Perfect conditions, well rimed but not swimming with powder

Tom Keaveny 05/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
iwebster59017 05/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Sally Hudson 05/Jan/12 2nd
MarkRoe 05/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Part of a winter skills course, gear was all pre placed. Done in two pitches, I lead the first.

Xavier Evans, Tom Keaveny, Chris Ensoll, Ian Webster
Xavier Evans 05/Jan/12 Lead O/S

alan barnes 03/Jan/12 Lead
chris hig, sam d
morsy 02/Jan/12 AltLd
peter berwick
Pete23 02/Jan/12 2nd
Stephen Mors
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
ashtond6 ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
TheAndyBarker ?/Jan/12 Lead
Jonny Herbert
danex ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 30/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
steve-grigg 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Very little snow but nice 1st route of the trip

Palomino1hills 20/Dec/11 Lead

Climbed with Geoff and Andy led crux which felt tricky under loose powder

Geoff and Andy
bencoope 18/Dec/11 AltLd
kipman725 18/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Jbw 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Sianny 16/Dec/11 2nd O/S

cracking good route, great fun

hamishjfk 15/Dec/11 2nd

Very interesting very thin conditions

Andy Wilson
OZZY1962 15/Dec/11 AltLd

I LEAD FROM THE SLANT to base of HC then jerome lead the crux and andy the last bit . great day , i think it was may be a 4

mikehenesy 14/Dec/11 2nd O/S

A challenging day out on Sechtha. Had to wait for the ski road to open and a pretty wild and windy approach followed. There were a few parties out but most turned back once the full on conditions at the base of the crag were encountered and gearing up was an event in itself . On the route it wasn't too bad, with me volunteering Percy to lead both pitches thinking speed to be of the essence, wise move. First pitch (2) was pretty runout once round the corner, I'd guess as a result of the deposits of snow and spindrift. Second Pitch (3) was a cracker with all that torqueing and hooking stuff a first for me. Oh and the T. MacCarthy experimental axes were a resounding success! Percy's advice on resting my grip frequently seemed to avoid the hot aches on the second pitch. Getting blown over on the top, a long return left me pretty knackered. It seems that if you are a couple of stone shy of a propper manly weight and you use those ski poles that you miss out on disappearing up to your thighs every 10 yards.

freudy_love 12/Dec/11 AltLd rpt
Dave Douglas
Dave Douglas 12/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Mhairi G 11/Dec/11 2nd β
glaramara 11/Dec/11 -

Great route! Good but spaced pro on first pitch, but at an ameniable angle. More technical 2nd pitch well protected but III in those conditions. Don't do shite like The Runnel and do this route!

prof Tim, james
Pat-H 11/Dec/11 Lead
steev 11/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Elsier 10/Dec/11 2nd rpt
Tim Rodgers 10/Dec/11 2nd
Koon 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S

After climbing the Haston Line which Elsie lead the first crux pitch, I lead the second to the base of Hidden Chimney and lead the final crux pitch. Went up the left of the crux instead of the narrow ledges on the right. Very lean conditions. Chock stone not banked out at all. Quite airy climbing on the chimney crux.

Adamski1986 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/11 2nd
vaughany 03/Dec/11 Lead
merlin andrew
Merlin 03/Dec/11 2nd

Walked in intending to do The Seam, realised I'd forgotten my harness, so after improvising with a sling and reassessing we ended up on HC. Although I'd didn't lead properly I did top out after running out the last 15m. Strong winds, gusts of between 50-60mph.

MrRiley 03/Dec/11 2nd O/S

In combination with the Haston Line. Route very lean with a through-route under the chockstone near the top! Warrants III, 4 at the moment

nigel pearson 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

It was quite warm and ice in chimney was starting to melt. soft snow on base of neve on rest of climb.

Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd
danimal88 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

bit of swim in places but solid underneath. chimney a had some ice. vague cornice avoided on the left.

Billy Lindsay
mdh 18/Mar/11 2nd

With Di G who led the route. Deep powder.

nicjbuk 17/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 16/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jack Doyle 12/Mar/11 AltLd β
alanramsay 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Alastair Ferguson
PeteLoveless 02/Mar/11 2nd
The Green Giant 02/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Bryn led

Hidden 01/Mar/11 AltLd
gripped01 ?/Mar/11 Lead
dtill 28/Feb/11 -
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd
gazb 27/Feb/11 2nd
Daniel Sutherland 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Ross Young 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Liam Martin 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
andrzej kierzek 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S

It was in lean condition so the chimney was grade III mixed I hope. I lead all the pitches.

tarasanthi 25/Feb/11 2nd
Andrzej Kierzek
Theantoff 22/Feb/11 2nd
Steve Hull
Anthony Dixon 12/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
SPD224 12/Feb/11 2nd
jason 12/Feb/11 AltLd
TomPollock 11/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Phil Warriner
mullermn 10/Feb/11 TR O/S

Nice route, would have been happy to lead.

petzl 09/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 08/Feb/11 2nd
gordon henderson 07/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
fall-line 05/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Alex Tuck
stevebarratt 05/Feb/11 Solo
dansmonkeytroubles 03/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/11 2nd O/S
rossn ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Diabolic weather

Bill Butterworth
CalumA 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed in three pitches. Led the first.

CacCarnBeag 29/Jan/11 2nd
stephenmckenzie 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

First grade III. Lead 2nd and 3rd (crux) pitches. Great 3rd pitch with good ice, fun mixed climbing and good gear.

lankyjim 28/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Glenmore Lodge course - Winter Climbing Intro...GREAT COURSE

Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd
Batt 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together up first bit j leading, I lead chimney pitch. Great fun! Really good gear and good moves to get over chockstones

Hoyes 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Rach lead the chimney pitch, a nice and well protected climb.

baileyswalk 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Tile Diver 20/Jan/11 -

Nice easy route to end the day, again in excellent nick!!!

Stu Findlay
riven 18/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
oliverk 18/Jan/11 AltLd
Alasdair88 18/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Tom baines
Hidden 16/Jan/11 2nd O/S
mark20 10/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Chimney pitch was excellent

tiga271 10/Jan/11 AltLd

led to bottom of chimney

Guy Wilson 09/Jan/11 -
Dave Chapman
Hidden 08/Jan/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 08/Jan/11 AltLd rpt
Petarghh 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
freudy_love 07/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Only did the top pitch really as an alternative finish to "The Haston Line" - Really fun, well protected climbing!

Stevie Addison, Jimmy Addison
ccraigg22 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Steven Andrews 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Snow, rock, ice and a wee bit of turf - perfect.

Hidden 05/Jan/11 2nd
skip222222 04/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic route

James Chesmer, Tim Slater
Rob84 03/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Si White
Betha. 03/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Neil D 03/Jan/11 Lead O/S
tsl42 ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Well led by James. Crux was best bit.

James Chesmer
richiegarside ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S
steven Andrews
nich0las ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Rickrick ?/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Alison2 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
newtonmore ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 23/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Inti 21/Nov/10 -
John Chivall
jfmchivall 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Soloed most of route, put rope on for last pitch (split for in middle for comedy value)

Iain Smith
MrRiley 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

excellent conditions with some useable snow. great climbing in the chimney!

Simon Pearce, Debbie Lee
nowler 21/Nov/10 -
Hidden 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
JdotP 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Krzysztof Gorgolewski
Hidden 16/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/10 Lead O/S
AMarchant 16/Nov/10 2nd
Frank Palmer, Ally Hurst
DundeeDave 10/Nov/10 2nd

Slow going through the powder

Hidden 10/Nov/10 Lead
Geds 10/Nov/10 2nd O/S

My 1st winter climbing experience loved every bit of it

geoff.comley 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Seeing as its so late in the season the climb was pretty wet but still had some solid stuff on the upper crux. Crux is cool but ended up using hands more than axes due to lack of wintery stuff.:)

Andy Hewison ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Geoff Comley, Steve T
TomKingston 21/Mar/10 Lead
KMoeckell 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
KMoeckell 21/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
mark88 16/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
gilbert 13/Mar/10 2nd

The move through the top of the chimney was a challenge. Hot aches and a good bit of fear. Complete white out at the top so a challenge getting down and in to the climb for that matter

Rob Johnson
lumbard 11/Mar/10 2nd O/S

awkward chockstone at top of climb

whispering nic 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
tallthinmonkey 15/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Ewan Paterson
LogieNick 15/Feb/10 2nd
Glenmore Lodge Winter Lead Climb Course
bigfatbassist 14/Feb/10 AltLd
Rhys Jones 14/Feb/10 Solo
wadh1720 10/Feb/10 2nd O/S

First grade II/III climb. Low visibility. Caught in queue. Actual climbing was excellent.

Andrew A, James K
Hidden 03/Feb/10 2nd
augustus trout 03/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead
Mike_Gannon 28/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Johnie Briggs
J1PEF ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Natalie feather ??/2010 -
Hidden 30/Dec/09 2nd
dan doran 27/Dec/09 -
k murray, konacol
Sutty22 19/Dec/09 2nd

Windy! The climbing was really enjoyable, the walk off not so much. Great day out and learnt lots. Cheers Dan.

Diggler 18/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Calder 18/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Dec/09 Solo
rusty_nails 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S

chockstone was not completely banked out, some interesting and airy climbing over and above it...

Euan Strachan 12/Dec/09 -
Peter Holder 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd
Alastair MacSween 28/Nov/09 AltLd
Graham Hunter
Dave Latimer ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Surge 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Pitch order: Me, Miles, Elsie. Thin conditions. Elsie did most of the hard work in the chimney but an awesome climb

Elsie and Miles
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Elsier 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

First grade III, quite exciting in the conditions!

ladislav 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

First grade III - I led the second pitch of three, which was mostly surprisingly good ice. Elsie led the crux at the top, Michael the exposed balancey section at the bottom. Generally good conditions, until we topped out into the wind!

joeydurkin 10/Mar/09 Lead rpt
nicjbuk 09/Mar/09 AltLd
Timo Austino 08/Mar/09 Lead

A great little route but with no build up was harder than 3 i fink. Leaseless for me from now

bullwinkle 08/Mar/09 Lead rpt
joeydurkin 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Danny Boy Dunbar 07/Mar/09 AltLd

Amazin day lovely climb.

Ben Cludeary
andrew sandercock 02/Mar/09 -

Solo'd first pitch (silly idea in retrospect). Conditions were reasonable but not amazing.

tom hopper
viking ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

no ice or snow ice - made it hard under 6 inches of powder

Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Jim Haydock 18/Feb/09 AltLd

Soft wet snow on lower pitches with frozen turf, but rock only in the chimney. No ice !!

mark20 18/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Dad led crux chimney, not in great condition

tiga271 18/Feb/09 AltLd

no snow / ice on chimney pitch

Hidden 17/Feb/09 2nd O/S
John Carney 17/Feb/09 -
Rob Jarvis
John Kettle 16/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden 16/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
BenJacobs 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
beckycoles 14/Feb/09 AltLd

Awesome, in great nick, stole the chimney pitch.

stuaart 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Duanne led first pitch, I did second.

Duanne White
Hidden 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
francois 01/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/09 2nd
dave_tomlin ?/Feb/09 -
Tom Evans
nukebat 31/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/09 2nd O/S
vvanhinsbergh 30/Jan/09 Lead O/S
skittles 28/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Greg Nunn, Sam Arnold
Ken Applegate 26/Jan/09 2nd
Dave Kirby
climberuk 24/Jan/09 2nd β

Pitch 1 and 2 were easy going. Found the chimney itself hard going. The soft snow didnt help.

thomasaneurinsmith 24/Jan/09 AltLd
Carol Goodall
dan doran 24/Jan/09 -
Only a hill 23/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Tom's first winter route, a fine effort! A good climb too, solid III on the top pitch in the conditions.

Tom Kelly
Hidden 23/Jan/09 2nd
munnsy 19/Jan/09 2nd O/S

Direct Start

Hidden 17/Jan/09 2nd O/S
andyinglis 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Nice route, short tricky section. Monica 1st scottish winter route, Mal 1st III.

Mal and Monica
Hidden 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 03/Jan/09 AltLd
John Pickles ?/Jan/09 Lead rpt
Steve Randles
windy100 ??/2009 -
CT6419 ??/2009 -
danJBA ??/2009 -
tomdude 11/Dec/08 2nd

first winter route! lots of powder. lovely day

Hidden 12/Nov/08 Lead O/S
nukebat 02/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Craig, Skokesy
that_idiot 02/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Scott, Greig
Hidden 02/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
griffter 30/Mar/08 2nd O/S

Good fun. Ice a bit thin.

Ginger (guide)
Hidden 09/Mar/08 AltLd
dangates ?/Mar/08 -

Direct Start

Derek Bain
Hidden 21/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 08/Feb/08 AltLd
groovy_nut 06/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Lead first 3 pitches (my second ever winter climb)

akhughes ?/Feb/08 Solo
rob1 21/Jan/08 AltLd
Tom Martin
andrewbooth1000 15/Jan/08 AltLd

I led pitches one and three

Mark Moore
Hidden 12/Jan/08 -
Alastair MacSween 12/Jan/08 Solo
edmitchell 05/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Full of powder snow, with little ice. Chimney was hard. III in these conditions.

kai ren
Hidden 05/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
newvena 05/Jan/08 Lead O/S
dickie01 ?/Jan/08 2nd
Craig the Safa and Andy Turner
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
Lucy Prins
ollythomas 15/Dec/07 Lead

Direct start

Chris Hendron
Hidden 10/Dec/07 2nd O/S
Alexander123 09/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Climbed on snowed up rock, no ice. Made the chimney hard, warrenting grade III

Watty 09/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 08/Dec/07 Lead O/S
gaz.marshall 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd
Hidden 25/Nov/07 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 25/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 24/Nov/07 AltLd
Graham Hunter
Yourlead 23/Nov/07 AltLd
Graham Penny
andy hunter ?/May/07 2nd

glenmore guinea pig. excellent climb.

Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
simonw1 ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
swmackey ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/07 2nd
Taylj1 20/Feb/07 2nd O/S
George + (led by Garry)
Stuart S 18/Feb/07 AltLd

Felt hard in lean, icy conditions. Nice contrast to yesterday (sport climbing and bouldering in t-shirts)

Hidden 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Jamie Light 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Excellent Neve, top pitch was a bit powdery, Nice 1 Matt for leading it out!

Hidden 18/Feb/07 Lead
simonw1 17/Feb/07 2nd O/S
dpe 16/Feb/07 2nd
Paul D
Hidden 16/Feb/07 2nd
Rampikino 07/Feb/07 Lead
Southern Mark Smith ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 27/Dec/06 2nd O/S
jazzyjackson 22/Dec/06 AltLd

more unconsolidated conditions. Top chimney was technical and proper mixed moves

Alastair MacSween 25/Nov/06 AltLd
Phil Warriner
Hidden 24/Nov/06 AltLd
Hidden 21/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/06 Lead O/S
dthomson 10/Nov/06 -
Mark Bannan
Alastair MacSween 05/Apr/06 Lead
Graham Hunter
Captain Solo 02/Apr/06 Solo
jimdanson 19/Feb/06 2nd

direct start

ben, danm
andrewbooth1000 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Pete Baillie
pdisney 16/Feb/06 2nd
Chris B
Alastair MacSween 11/Feb/06 AltLd
Phil Warriner
danm ?/Feb/06 AltLd

Direct start was as hard as any of the climbing on The Seam

Jim Danson, Ben
pnorth ?/Feb/06 2nd
Tim Mosedale
John Pickles ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd
Hidden 08/Jan/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd O/S
al99 ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Joe Spoor
Ken Applegate ?/Jan/06 2nd
Ryan Glass
keith hal ?/Jan/06 2nd
Andrew Wing
Hidden ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
French Erick 17/Nov/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/05 2nd
Tom Last ?/Feb/05 2nd
Denise & Kevin
CurlyStevo ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
Chris L Hill ?/Dec/04 2nd
Di Gilbert, Stuart Shaw
The Bad Cough 29/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/04 -
Ann S ?/Feb/04 2nd
Graeme Ettle-guide
Sankey 18/Jan/04 Lead
Andy E + Tom
Gman ?/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
Ander ?/Jan/04 AltLd

Plas y Brenin

Jamie Simpson ?/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
Sandy P ?/Mar/03 Lead
Will Cadell
icescrew ?/Feb/03 -
& Peter Kelly
orb ?/Jan/02 Lead G/U
Phil Worgan
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 -
Gibson27 ??/2002 AltLd
steveP ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
Frank Popham
konacol ?/Feb/01 AltLd
Dave Mitchell
Hidden ?/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
joe king ??/2001 -
FrankW 28/Dec/00 Lead O/S
Simon Rogers
Hidden 22/Jan/00 AltLd
niall_mac ?/Jan/00 Lead
Paul R
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
timjones 23/Feb/97 Lead
Adeline Jones
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Mickdenali ?/Feb/89 Lead O/S
Steve Thomas
High III
High II
Mid II
Low II
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Style of ascent
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