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Afterthought Arete*** M

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[Coire after doing Afterthought Arete, 1 kb]150m. Moderate, though harder on the first pitch if taken direct, but this can be avoided.

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Ultimate Scottish Rock, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Coire after doing Afterthought Arete © nick nc
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 206 logbooks, and on 40 wishlists.

arose - Solo - 10/Sep/14

Nemo9 - Solo - 02/Sep/14

big boots wonderful.
Andy Syme - Solo - 28/Aug/14 with Al Goodridge

with Glenmore improver course (day 2 Mountain Multi pitch). Led the main section of the arete.
dboyd197 - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 07/Aug/14

Wet
ajt68 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Jan de Rydt, Damon Davies

damondavies - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/14

Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - 13/Jul/14

Climbed the first pitch in the rain on Monday and gave up, returned today to do the rest, very nice climb though a bit loose in between the good bits. approx 90 mins
JimboWizbo - AltLd - 24/Jun/14 with Beth

up the hill - Solo - 17/Jun/14 with sarah

2 clients
Graham Stephenson - Lead - 12/Jun/14

Lawrie Brand - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14 with MOD

picasso - 08/Jun/14

big boots ,moving alpine style..fantastic wee ridge
jaggy bunnet - Lead - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - 08/Jun/14

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

punj - Solo - 20/Apr/14

With warming temperatures, we decided to have an 'Alpine Day' and took the long snowy walk in to Afterthought Arete. The rock was beautiful and warm, with the sunshine on our backs all day. A stunning day. All thanks to Ian Stewart. A very rewarding easy climb, made more dramatic by the snowy scenery and more difficult with a winter pack and in winter boots! I seconded and took a couple of the direct route options.
whereisboo - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Ian Stewart

crustypunkuk - 2014

Nice. Feels very escapable for quite a while. Long hard walk in. In boots.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Richard

Mapleleaf - AltLd - 08/Sep/13 with Jim Hall

bigmeister - 2nd - 04/Sep/13 with Andy Ravenhill

JamesRoddie - Solo - 19/Aug/13

remi_mcm - 2nd - 16/Aug/13

jacobfinn - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with jjax

fantastic route
jjax - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with jason

BUZZ1984 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with LucyG

alan.rodger - Solo - 16/Jun/13

JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/13

Moved together, done in half an hour.
David Barratt - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with owenf

my brothers first rock climb
peter.herd - Lead - Jun/13

chapmand - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Moved together
Nemo9 - AltLd - May/13 with Col

Nice route, wet, windy and a great alternative if the winter has gone missing
jon59 - AltLd - 09/Jan/13

Dry rock!
KevB - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/13 with Jon Evans

alasdair19 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

Simul climbed
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Jenny Landers, Michael Hopert

James Thompson - Oct/12

Rickrick - Oct/12

With Karl M. Snow in the northern corries, nice and warm in the sun.
Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12

Julie Black - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mairi, Marriane

Ommuff - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Mairi Nelson, Julie Black

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12

Gazlynn - 23/Aug/12 with Andy Giff

Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 21/Aug/12 with Ian Stuart, Rebecca Hall

daWalt - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Lisa

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/12

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 21/Jul/12

It was raining. It was the only option. It was good.
mav - AltLd - 15/Jul/12 with James Beckett

Managed to get through the squeeze hole at the top as well
yehti - 02/Jun/12 with Shula Bayton, Susan Young

eolmar - AltLd - 01/Jun/12

Lovely lovely route on a cracking day! :-D
girlymonkey - Solo - 26/May/12 with Tom Young

Lovely scrambling in boots in a stunning location.
yehti - 26/May/12 with Susan Young

stufish - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with Drew, Jonny, Rusty

A really lovely arete that really deserves its 3 stars. Led 1st pitch then Dave and I roped up and moved together. Lovely weather!
Jeavsy - Lead - 23/Mar/12 with Dave Brown

Climbed as a pair moving together, running belays. Big boots.
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 22/Mar/12

PAJames - 21/Mar/12

Great little routes done moving together in boots. Conditions like late May rather than mid March with no snow on approaches or exits
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Dan the man, Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/12

Summer climb in February. There was no snow at all. We could even approach without winter gear. Rock was dry. We moved together climbing in big boots. Very spectacular root in great setting.
andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Tara

alan moore - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - 2012

ferdia - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/11 with Robyn, Marcus, Calum

Ross L - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with Patrick

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Chris Ward

Hidden - Solo - 08/Sep/11

Moved together for abit of practice. Really really good!
Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/11 with Dr Tom

Nice climb did it in boots, great views, arete is great with lots of holds and places for your feet. Not as exposed as I thought it was going to be.
Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Steve T

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jul/11

lou_p - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Fiona

scotybotty1234 - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Kenneth Wilson

andrew549 - AltLd - 17/Jul/11

In big boots and rucksack. Different weather condition for each pitch- showers, sunshine, then finished in hail! Slippery start then fantastic exposed arete and wonderful views. Great route!
JCookie - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with Richard Plater

RiPomc - Lead - 30/Jun/11 with Julie Cooke

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/11

mikesuth - 16/May/11 with Laura Eunson

Drizzly day but nice view of Loch Avon
lauraeunson - 2nd - 16/May/11 with mikesuth

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - 15/May/11 with Ben Wallace

david0811 - AltLd - 06/Mar/11 with Dave R

a superb rock climb in spring sunshine with warm granite! continuous interest and great situations all the way to the plateau - worth every star
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

joeydurkin - Solo - 26/Feb/11 with Patch

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Feb/11

Jack Frost - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

AG - 2011

Hidden - 2011

AG - 2011

Davidwalker3101 - AltLd - 2011

Direct Start
DundeeDave - AltLd - 16/Oct/10 with Ewan Gourlay

Really nice late afternoon sun, a great route.
fall-line - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Erik Mackie, Sarah Kirton, Karolina Mysiak, Jamie Johnston

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/10

Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Jamie Johnston, Karolina Mysiak, Sarah Kirton, Donald Slater

skirton - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with Jamie Johnston, Karolina Mysiak, Erik Mackie, Donald Slater

TomPollock - Solo - 11/Oct/10

Pete Barker - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Dave, Lizzie

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/10 with -

Crowley6969 - 2nd O/S - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10

tom heaney - Lead - Aug/10

SHOWERY
Pete Main - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Andrew S

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10

Ross L - AltLd - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - 24/Jul/10

mwicks1968 - Solo - 08/Jul/10

Dustin - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Aggie

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/10

colin fagan - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

buzby78 - Lead - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 07/Nov/09

Hidden - Solo - 07/Nov/09

Hidden - 03/Nov/09

FAR too windy, backed off after first pitch having been blown over at the belay!
iceicebaby - AltLd dnf - 27/Sep/09 with Sam Wood

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/09

christensena - AltLd - 26/Sep/09 with Raph

gforce - Solo - 17/Sep/09 with Adrian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/09

TomPollock - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/09

Route didnt make the girlfriend cry, 2 thumbs up!
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Monica

Seasider - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with John

Spade - Solo - 20/Jun/09 with Ed Cooper

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09

joeydurkin - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Adam

Ed Saint - Jun/09

Moving together, big boots, awesome weather
ckmoffat - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Dave, Greame & Cathy

melville18 - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with claire melville

johannes - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/09

iangray - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Nick NC (RIP)

Emz - Solo - 2009

Big boots and rucksack. Very windy and cold. Excellent route that kept improving as we went up. Top day.
Sutty22 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Martin Coleman

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Sep/08

decs - Solo - 20/Sep/08

Done as scramble in 40mph winds!
richardr - AltLd O/S - Sep/08

keith hal - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Jonathan Richards

Raging gale but dry, a little excursion up a right wall for final pitch. Will def solo next time if calm.
nick everett - AltLd - Sep/08 with Scott

Dry with windy conditions
John Roe - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with Craig Kearney, Pete Smith

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Jones

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/08

Dinger - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/08 with Lou

Hands were too cold and screwgate too stiff to undo it, and so had to cut sean's sling, soz mate!
ZoŽ - 2nd - Oct/07 with Sean Peatfield

Hidden - Solo - 30/Sep/07

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Zoe

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 03/Sep/07 with Jeanie

Moved together mostly, a couple of short pitches
oliverk - AltLd - 26/Aug/07 with Malcolm

mgg - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with KW

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/07

bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/07 with jacob davies

sparkass - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Craig Thomson, Matt McVeigh, Mike Shorter

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 28/Jul/07 with Graham Hunter

Sandy P - Lead - 01/Jul/07 with Caroline Saunders

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/07

Moved together up the fantastic route.
Chris Davids - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/07 with Jon

Dave Kerr - AltLd dog - 04/Feb/07 with Karl Atherton

Beautiful day, sunshine and warm rough granite. Big boots with big rucksack. Very Alpine.
DavPk - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Catherine Pearks

mshorter - Lead - 2007

CurlyStevo - Solo - 2007

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/06 with joe

AnTeallach - 08/Oct/06 with Roy Stark, Steven Addison

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Oct/06

steev - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Konrad

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/06

fall-line - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/06

Jamie Simpson - Apr/06 with Alan Dennis

Chris Andrews - 2nd - 2006 with Ade Gude

dangates - Solo - 2006

AG - 2006

Captain Solo - Solo - 03/Sep/05

Chris wilson - Lead - 04/Jun/05 with John

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 14/May/05 with Keith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/04

Yourlead - AltLd - 02/May/04 with Raymond Simpson

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 03/Aug/03 with Laura

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 02/Aug/03

easers - May/03 with Doug Aitken

crowberry gully - May/02

Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/01 with Alex Glasgow

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - Nov/01 with Iain F

Hidden - 2001

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 07/Oct/00

Iain Thow - Solo - 26/Sep/97

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/97 with Ewan Paterson

Hidden - 1988

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Style of ascent

Soloed49 of 206 (23.8%)
Lead40 of 206 (19.4%)
Followed21 of 206 (10.2%)
Alt Leads61 of 206 (29.6%)
Unknown35 of 206 (17.0%)

'Climbed'130 of 206 (63.1%)
clean O/S71 of 206 (34.5%)
clean rpt3 of 206 (1.5%)
dogged1 of 206 (0.5%)
dnf1 of 206 (0.5%)