Think it was fairly thin today. Ramp was straightforward, but moving up the final steepening before the angle relents felt tricky and committing for a Grade 111.
johnkeith - Solo - 06/Feb/15
Climbed with Jon Sanders. All good and great to be back out in winter, Raining at the car but turf mostly frozen.
jpc1 - AltLd - 26/Jan/15
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jan/15
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/13
Um, think we may have taken a 'detour' at the the start as the first pitch seemed to end in a overhang. Although other than that it seemed to fit the route description. Awesome route, awesome winter conditions, well protected over the tricky ground, good variety of climbing
Euan Strachan - 21/Feb/13
Hidden - 27/Jan/13
Jacks20 - AltLd - 2013 with Neil Wightwick
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Dec/12
lawrenceK - Lead - 13/Dec/12
niall_mac - AltLd - 01/Feb/12 with am_bodach
am_bodach - AltLd - 01/Feb/12 with Niall Maclachlan
grady_9 - 2nd O/S - Feb/12
1st time on ice, 1 fall on the 2nd pitch crux!
youarearobot - 2nd dog - Feb/12 with Alex Runicman, Connor Grady
Hidden - 2012
Bit slushy today on the walk-in and raining, but loads of snow higher up. Couldn't justify any of the harder routes due to lack of frozenness, but West Buttress was a pleasant consolation price, turfed firmed up 60 metres into the route. Good climb.
Heike - 11/Dec/11 with Jeremy
Hidden - 2011
Dry turf and limited neve made the going a little harder than expected, done in 3 big pitches.
mikemartin - AltLd - 21/Dec/10
A bit lean so probably a grade harder (than old grade of III).
Captain Solo - AltLd - 21/Dec/10 with Mike
morsy - AltLd - 27/Nov/10 with gerhard mors
Neilm18 - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/10 with Fraser Phillip
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/10
2 and 4 (5 pitches)
abbeywall - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with K
I thought hard for III but i am a wuss. Crux pitch (2) is well protected on good foot holds but tricky. Nice route through the cliff. Shared the experience with lovely couple from E'burgh.
lithos - 13/Feb/10
This is a very good route - in my opinion more interesting than the normal version of taxus. We did it in 5 pitches with sustained interest the whole way. I led pitch 1 (easy traverse followed by turfy chimney and traverse to belay - runout!) pitch 3 (awkard icy groove with mainly turf gear) and pitch 5 (long pitch up good snow ice with bomber threads). The crux second pitch is hard and looks unlikely from below - might explain the three lots of ab tat at the first belay!
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Rob
glenngordon - Lead - 07/Feb/10 with jerry millichip
Good route. Steep crux on good holds. Slightly marred by section after this which seemd to wander about a fair bit with little gear.
Turf was bomber, absolutely rock solid - it was so frozen that the best bits were those slightly insulated by the snow which you could get your axe further into.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Willie
colinthrelfall - 2010
A good mixed route
LakesWinter - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/09 with Angus, Phil B
philboy - AltLd - 19/Dec/09 with angus, matt g
steev - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/06 with Manjoe
sgl - AltLd - 26/Feb/06 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/06
Hidden - 2006
Jamie B - Lead - Nov/04 with Jamie Hagemann
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
Not in good condition but good climb all the same
Yourlead - AltLd - 28/Dec/03 with Graham Penny
Hidden - 01/Feb/03
Andy Say - Lead - 14/Jan/01
graeme gatherer - 2000
Dave Kerr - Lead - 05/Dec/99 with Craig Proctor
Hidden - 1999
Stuart the postie - Solo - 1998
innes - Solo - 1997
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 05/Dec/93 with Iain Martin
Just lead the final easy pith
Yourlead - AltLd - 27/Dec/89 with Graham Penny