Cumming-Crofton Route*** S
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Ticklists: Classic Rock, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland.

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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 47 wishlists.

Conan - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/15 with John Jennings

3 pitches, I did 1st and 3rd. Bit chilly, some snow as we were topping out and had to cross snow slopes to get to crag.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/15 with Carol

gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/14

Louvet - 2nd - 09/Sep/14 with Tarquin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14

Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Ali

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14

mjackson - AltLd - 18/Jun/14

RocKalina - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with climberandy

In 5 pitches, I joined guidebook 3+4 into one very long pitch. Other pitches were all shorter than advertised. The crux was getting to the start, involving bridging up a very large bergschrund. Pitch 2 felt harder and bolder than S 4a, the rest all closer to VDiff. Anyway, a fantastic route, one of the best.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Led 1, 3, 5.
David_Gledson - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14 with Gary

StuartCJones - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13

stufish - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Drew, Jonny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13

As good as it gets really!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Richard Hines, Debbie Lee

Strung P2 & P3 together and I think I climbed P5!
telemarker - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/13

Rickrick - Jun/13

captain - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

AC1 - 2013

pitches 2&3, bit slimey in places!
michael83 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/12

Not as good as Squareface, but still pretty special. Especially the mini-Tower Gap near the top.
ladislav - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Stuart

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

marie_p - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Tom

wild top pitch! felt quite hard, maybe it was just cold
tomdude - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with marie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Quite wild for the grade. I led p.2 and 3 together and the mega-exposed p.5. Pitch 4 is rotten.
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Johannes, Amelia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11

Brilliant isolated route, led even pitches and felt good value for the grade. Top of pitch 4 is horrendously loose, treat with care!
Mike-W-99 - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Fiona

Odd pitches. Great route in a great situation and perfect weather. The jammed block on pitch one is entertaining. Finished up Bell's variation
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Mike

el diablo - AltLd - 15/May/10 with Nick Bowen

andymoin - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Mark Jarvie

Walked in, did Squareface then this and walked out the same day. I led the odd numbers. The 1st 3 pitches were brilliant, it got a bit scrappy after that. Fantastic exposure and views the whole way up.
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Ian Watson

Led pitch 2 and 4.
errrrm? - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with sutty

Fantastic, same day as Squareface and with Bell's sensational variation finish what a way to cap off an epic mini-expedition.
jimorothy - AltLd - 26/May/09 with Rachel Crolla

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 24/May/09 with Rob Horler

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/08 with joeurwin

I led first pitch, Alex led the rest.
joeurwin - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/08 with alex

ollythomas - Lead - 30/Jul/08 with Chris Hendron

mark-abz - Lead - 25/Jul/08 with Alex

Hidden - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Captain Solo - Lead - 04/Jun/06 with Karen

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Stuart Shaw

Evening hike in. Camp in coire on the south side. Route and out the next day. Magic. Didn't see another soul.
alan moore - Solo - 2005

Climbed Bells variation at top
Yourlead - 2nd - 24/Aug/03 with Raymond Simpson, Graham Penny

konacol - Lead - 22/Jul/00 with Neil Reid

Steve Lenartowicz - 2000 with Steve G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/99

mjeffery - 1999

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/98

DundeeDave - AltLd - 03/Aug/97 with Ben Hughes

babymoac - Lead - 19/Jul/97 with Liz

puddingstone - 2nd - 19/Jul/97 with Andy

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Probably via "winter" start of Mitre Ridge
tev - AltLd - 19/Jun/94 with Alan Y, Rod

Led 1,3,4&6 (Bell's Variation)
Iain Thow - AltLd - 30/May/92 with Pete Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

IanMcC - AltLd - 1990 with Jimbo

Andy Say - Solo - 22/Aug/89

Very long walk in, Cumming Crofton in light snow, then Squareface , followed by a long moonlit walk back south to the Dee. A fabulous day long remembered !
rogerskews - 04/Jun/85 with Nigel Bond

Nigel Bond - Lead - 28/May/85 with Roger Skews

amcleish - 1985

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