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The Hopkinsons 06/Sep/1892

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Summer Trip 2014.

Hidden 14/Oct AltLd
Little AndyH 03/Oct Solo O/S
Steve Perry 09/Sep AltLd O/S

Got up via Raeburn's Arete and climbed in boots. Mantrap is good fun.

Andrew Holden 05/Sep Lead
Hidden 02/Sep -
petecurt 22/Aug AltLd O/S

Wet and misty conditions made this feel harder than VDiff! Great route combined with Raeburn's Arete to give a full (13 hours from and to CIC Hut, descent via CMD arete) mountaineering day!

Hidden 18/Aug AltLd
coachmacca 16/Aug 2nd β
with Fraser Brown
Tim_Gomersall 13/Jun Solo
Carol Goodall 21/Mar AltLd O/S

Fab route on a clear and windless day. Slushy at the start followed by surprise tricky pitches of mixed rock and ice up to second platform, lean conditions perhaps? Elsie led the tricky steps and mantrap and I led the 40ft corner.

with Elsie
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead
muzz44 ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ryan
Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd
Mike505 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Took some advice from another climber who assured us that a gully on the West face was practically a srcamble. Made it up half way before having to travers out to the left and pitching to the ridge line.

Nath93 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Bottom part of the buttress after 1st platform is vague and hard to follow(or did i just go wrong?). Easier once the crest is reached, overhanging wall is a wake up call after easy scrambling. Man trap is a one move wonder. Wouldn't argue with 4a for the top part of the 40ft corner taken direct without escaping on the ledge to the right. Superb route in the upper half! Descended Tower Ridge.

seanhendo123 27/Jun/14 Solo

Good fun to summit after raeburns arete. Pretty much a scramble apart from difficulties at top which seemed pretty stiff, though were ptetty tired by then but were all good fun.

with Sarah
skirton 27/Jun/14 Solo
Bob.allan 19/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Ice Spider 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
auld al 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
simondunf ?/Jun/14 Solo
nick ferro 24/May/14 -
with Oli Birkill, toolboxtim
Hidden 24/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
chapmand ??/2014 -
SUColdo ??/2014 -
Lawrie Brand 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/13 AltLd
Dougbart 06/Sep/13 -
with Iain
Hidden 14/Aug/13 AltLd
Oliver Smaje 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
Mark123 20/Jul/13 -

Stunning and perfect conditions on the Ben. Man trap is great, but must be challenging in winter / wet!

Mapleleaf 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Jim let me do the man trap & the 40 foot corner.

with Jim Hall
Dougbart 14/Jul/13 -
with Rob
nick everett 13/Jul/13 Solo

Heatwave heaven. Soloed as a hard scramble: after the gully (L of steepening above First Platform), stayed left on groove-y ramp another 50m, never saw the "smooth overhanging wall", before back R to crest. One steep Mod step, then bypassed Mantrap on R - clean and Mod at most. (Mantrap looks close to 4a.) One Diff move in 40-foot corner. Superb this way and surprised how little loose rock - Obs Ridge looks much looser.

machars 13/Jul/13 Lead

Moved together as one of five classic ridges in a day.

dutybooty 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Started route 0545, topped out 0905. Ash broke his foot on the last little ledge when a boulder fell and hit it. Topped out, he then hopped to the summit, his first rescue. Tried for 2 hours to descend tourist track before he allowed me to call for rescue. Interesting day

with Bieber
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Sarah Greenwood 13/Jul/13 2nd
AshBash 13/Jul/13 AltLd

what dutybooty said lol

with Ash
stephenmckenzie 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the mantrap.

with Ronald Cameron
Graham Westbrook 20/Jun/13 Solo
Robertgiddy 09/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 26/May/13 -
David Barratt 26/May/13 -

Fairly wet.

R0bbie 26/May/13 -
with calum, David, Owen Flowers
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
OwenF ??/2013 Lead
with Calum
Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd
with jeff thorley
Charlie Zephyr Booth 24/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
Captain Solo 23/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Snow free until above 40' corner.

Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/12 AltLd dog
Sally Hudson 03/Jun/12 2nd
Sam Warby 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 07/Apr/12 Lead

Essentially a cold wet rock climb, mostly moving together. Didn't go far enough round to left for correct start and messed around on harder ground before realising we were off line and finding massively 'obvious' traverse. 40ft corner very hard in big boots in the wet.

with Ashley Hold
nich0las 24/Mar/12 -
with Janis
Bruveris ?/Mar/12 AltLd
davesykes 27/Jan/12 AltLd

with Alexu (Romania) BMC Wintermeet

Hidden ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Becky E 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Slow progress due to damp rock & moss: ended up pitching a lot more than we anticipated. Enjoyed the 40' corner. Combined tactics on the Man Trap to avoid wasting time. The whole route took 8.5 hours! Reached the summit at 8pm. Great day.

with Dad
Hidden 11/Aug/11 -
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd
MrRiley 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

moved together on the easy bits, pitched the steep bits, great fun!

Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 03/Jul/11 Lead
with Graham Hunter
mhowie 02/Jul/11 -
with Nathan
cat22 12/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
with Mike
Elsier 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Moved together, finished about 9.30am as second ben ridge climb of the day!

with Katy V, Amy
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
thebat 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Ontour
JamesRoddie 30/Aug/10 Solo
tallthinmonkey 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Down climbed after going up observatory ridge on way to do tower ridge.

with Ben Wallace
Hidden 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
iceicebaby 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Had a stonking summer's day, moved together except for the only real pitches - Man Trip & 40 ft Corner, which were the highlights. The rest is a bit rambly and not high quality. Must be an amazing adventure in winter though.

Stewart B 27/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Wet and raining. Didn't think it was that great.

Hidden 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 19/Jun/10 -

Pitched mantrap & 40ft corner, highlights of what was a fairly disappointing route. Went off route 1/3 of the way up and had to pitch a hairy section to get back on route.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 19/Jun/10 AltLd

A bit disjointed but the mantrap and 40ft corner are great.

with Mike
amthalmann 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
marcushorgan 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Amanda Thalman
ill_bill 10/Jun/10 AltLd
with Peter Collins
mikemartin 05/Jun/10 Solo
prycey 03/Jun/10 AltLd β
Sam-westcott 04/Mar/10 -

winter conditions

abbeywall ??/2010 Solo

except for Man trap and 40 ft corner

with K
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Johann ??/2010 -
Johann ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
cat22 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

From top of Minus One Direct.

with Mike
tallthinmonkey ?/Sep/09 AltLd
with Rafa
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
gregoldridge ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Rob N 06/Aug/09 Lead
kingjam ?/Aug/09 AltLd
with Craig Higgins, Matt Naylor
Hidden 11/Jul/09 AltLd
bigbobbyking 11/Jul/09 AltLd
dalgleish33 09/Jul/09 2nd
with Iain Easingwood
JLS 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead man trap, jacqui lead 40 foot corner. Man trap quite hard for vdiff

with Jacqui
JamesRoddie 25/Jun/09 2nd
with Alex Roddie
Only a hill 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S

A tremendous mountaineering expedition. Was defeated by the Mantrap and had to turn it to the right, as I'm basically too short!

with James Roddie
Hidden 15/Jun/09 AltLd
Ken Applegate 13/Jun/09 Lead

Moved together throughout. The route wasn't obvious and the low cloud didn't help, but great route!

with Alex Wheldon, Scott Kirkhope
KeithAlexander ?/Jun/09 -

went up pitching newbiggins, which took ages, so moved roped together up the ridge in under two hours. don't remember the man trap... 40ft corner was great though. must be an amazing adventure in winter

karinh ?/Jun/09 -
punj 30/May/09 AltLd

moved together on everything but mantrap, great rout/weather

with john meechan
Scallywaggon ?/Apr/09 2nd
karinh ??/2009 AltLd
al jackson ??/2009 AltLd
Simon Allcock ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with jonty
thegoatstroker ?/Jul/08 -
with Dave Buckett
HIGHTOWER 21/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
DavPk 07/Jun/08 AltLd
RobScotland 31/May/08 Solo O/S

A fine route. Beautiful exposure and fine situations - a wonderful mountain route to solo. A solo ascent of the man trap probably isn't to be recommended for those of a nervous disposition - particularly in wet weather.

with Guy
glaramara 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
with jules hearn
joeydurkin 31/May/08 2nd
with Steve Campball, Tim
Will Hunt 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

Placed gear on the Mantrap and 40ft Corner (Jamie stole both the leads of these bits!) and moved together on other bits.

with Jamie Goodwin
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
seanyt ?/Mar/08 2nd
mikehenesy ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

We should have known when we saw snow on the Ben on the drive in, fabulous sunny start. Big boots and gloves, started off with a bit of verglas and got worse, the mantrap completely iced up - thick ice! Skated around in a terrified manner, what a lark? Crampons would have been in order -it's only the end of September! Said 300m in our guide, gives 500 in the new one. That would explain the extra rope lengths and doing the last few in the dark. Fabulous sunset over Tower ridge though and we made last orders!

with Chris Lodge
elegant cheddar 21/Jul/07 2nd
with Matt Lander and Freda Fallon
Captain Solo 05/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead
twright180 23/May/07 AltLd O/S
with John McCune
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Solo
Alastair MacSween 15/Jul/06 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
BobbyMotherwell ?/May/06 Solo O/S
with Ken Harris
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
DaleB ??/2006 -
with DG
centurion05 ??/2006 -
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/05 -
robgilchrist ?/Jun/05 2nd
chrishedgehog 17/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Dan Bailey
Hidden ?/Apr/04 -
Hidden 05/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
220bpm 15/Jun/03 Solo O/S

Great fun way to the summit after Raeburns Arete

akhughes ??/2003 AltLd
Dave Almond ?/Feb/02 AltLd
plain kitten ?/Sep/00 Solo G/U


luckyjim ?/Jul/00 Solo
Chad123 ??/2000 -
rlrs ??/2000 AltLd
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
EddieA ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with Julian H
BRUCESTRAC ??/1995 -
Yourlead 25/Sep/94 Lead

Finished up NE Buttress afrer climbing Raeburn's Arete after the 1st Platform

with Hugh Muchcamp
Stuart S ?/Aug/92 Lead
with Hal Taylor
Hidden 08/Jul/87 AltLd
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Steve Crowe 14/Jun/85 Solo O/S
with LM
mark-abz 04/Aug/84 AltLd
with Bill P
Babika ?/May/84 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy Hemmimgs
biggianthead ?/Jul/83 -
with HT
Hidden ??/1977 -
Sean Kelly ?/Dec/75 -

A very late start saw us only just over halfway up the climb and with bad weather and encroaching night we retreated.

with Bob Milward, Pete Shackleton, & Norman Ingham
Hidden 17/Mar/71 AltLd
Hidden 14/Aug/70 AltLd O/S
uphillnow ??/1965 Solo

also on many other occasions incl descending on an attempt on 4 ridges in a day

Seymore Butt ?/Jul/63 -
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