The grade strongly depends on which forks are taken.

Ticklists: Great routes in the Coe.

HardenClimber 14/Feb AltLd O/S

Great day, ice a little soft at bottom, first pitch was good with little protection, then up lots of (nice) snow and finished up left fork of the right fork. The 'crux' wall was quite bold (the gully to the right had a lot of unconsolidated snow below the 'cave'). 25m rope just enough.

with Martin Gillie, Tony Westcott
nickdonohue 13/Feb Solo

A great adventure wandering (& wondering) up the complex cliff on a misty day. Nice atmosphere.

williap 07/Feb -

Alternative finish on right ice fall at top Grade3?

scottcoates ??/2015 AltLd
JackM92 15/Feb/14 AltLd

Great neve on most of the route, snow very consolidated on the upper section towards the summit.

Sankey 11/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

Up and down right fork as far as the top ice pitch, which was a bit thin with little gear, a good route on a complex face.

with Ed
darrenasquith 02/Mar/13 AltLd
mark12345 25/Feb/13 2nd
Col Kingshott 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
JamesRoddie 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
GlennWatson 23/Feb/13 Solo
lawrenceK 22/Feb/13 AltLd

As finish to Deep-Cut. Neve all the way with cheeky ice corner towards the end.

stratandrew 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Tricky powder snow so we deviated as much as poss onto turfy ribs. Upper section after left fork was all on the buttress seeking out harder moves. Helicopter appeared 2pm due to avalanche 500m away - 4 dead. Sobering day.

Iclimb 19/Jan/13 -

Day of the avalanche that killed a group - 4? people - on Bidean nam Bian. Terrified. Sobering.

Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd
with Al Brightman
markfairbank 18/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Banked out so v.easy. Nice to be out in fairly rubbish weather though.

with Paul Sheehan, Dave Brown
Mountain Llama 18/Feb/12 Solo

Very wild conditions, so was n't expecting to climb anything. Fairly banked out with snow.

with Mark F, Paul S
allyrocke 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Deep Cut was a waterfall...

with Robbie
rcammack 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
finos 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/10 Lead
Only a hill 22/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Avoided initial ice pitch by a long traverse left as it was thin, brittle and hacked about. Above, took left fork to finish up a nice little pitch of easy III on snow ice. II/III by the line I took.

Hidden 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Pete and Rich also did this at the same time.

with Nick Mitchell
Hidden 06/Feb/10 AltLd
Richie Rich ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

used screw left by Nick and Tony on 1st pitch

with Pete Colley
Braintax ?/Feb/10 2nd

Not certain this was exact route. Climbed three ice pitches before ab'ing off abalakovs. Was closer to approach than Arch Gully which i believe was left of our climb.

Hidden 17/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Apr/08 -
morsy 13/Apr/08 AltLd
with gerhard mors/alan rodger
alan.rodger 13/Apr/08 2nd
morsg 13/Apr/08 AltLd
climberuk 22/Mar/08 2nd β

Bit of an epic day on my first winter climbing experience. Originally went up to climb Arch Gully, but it wasnt in condition. So came back down from it and started on No. 4 butress route then changed over onto NW Gully. There were 3 of us so climbing was fairly slow and the leaders were finding it hard to find runner placements. We took the right fork that takes us up to the crux climb. Should have taken the left fork in retrospect. Got to the crux at about 7.30pm having spent about 7 hours on the route already. One of the guys led the crux in diminishing light then brought us up. It was dark by the time we got up. The clouds had come down as well so visibility wasnt great so we decided to use the ropes for the rest of the climb even though the guidebook says the ground is easier at this point. Eventually topped out at 11.30pm. Luckily the weather was ok and we managed to navigate off. We got back to the car at 2am. The mountain rescue were waiting at the car park for another couple that we'd met on the last pitch and had phoned them because they didnt know the way down. Hopefully my next winter climb wont be quite as long.

with 2
McGus 16/Mar/08 AltLd
with Phil Amos
punj ?/Mar/08 AltLd
with john meechan
Captain Solo 22/Jan/07 Solo
rob k 01/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with C Marsden
konacol 23/Jan/05 AltLd

Alternative direct ice pitches taken at start. Grade IV.

Hidden ??/2004 -
lawrenceK ?/Jan/02 Solo
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 09/Mar/96 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/96 Solo
CMacD ??/1995 -
Hidden 21/Feb/88 Solo
michael burrows 17/Feb/87 AltLd O/S
with steve ward
Bruce Kerr 19/Jan/80 Solo
Derek Ryden ?/Feb/74 2nd
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