400m. Scramble up a shallow gully and steep turf to the left of the direct start to gain the ridge proper. The initial steepening is turned on the right.

JH Bell, W Brown Apr/1897

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock.

Chuck 12/Jun -
with John Hutchinson
John 'B' Hutchinson 12/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May AltLd
stev1e.wilso 23/May Lead
lordyosch 23/May 2nd O/S

Another excellent day. Scrambly start but really positive feeling rock. There were a couple of steep parts but the rock was very grippy.

Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd
ColinD 15/Jul/14 AltLd

P1 then alts till we started soloing instead.

with Coel Hillier
Coel Hellier 14/Jul/14 AltLd
with ColinD
Hidden 13/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Tasmin 30/May/14 2nd

Fantastic route with amazing views, shame we didnt have so much time to enjoy it as we were rushing to catch the last ferry to Mull!

with Robbie Maclean, Catherine Marsh, Craig Holden
Craig Holden 30/May/14 Lead O/S

Fun in the sun. Hard to get to base without direct start.

JamieSparkes 29/May/14 Lead O/S

Ran the rope up this in 6 full length pitches. Perfect stances and great views all the way. Topped out at 2230. oops! The parking spot for the direct approach to the Bealach is a tick and midge infested hellhole though! blog post here: http://bit.ly/1xVvx7h

krasavenko 29/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 16/May/14 AltLd
with John Armstrong
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
luckyjim 16/Jun/13 AltLd
with D Helm
Mapleleaf 16/Jun/13 AltLd
with Jim Hall
jack_eadie 09/Jun/13 Solo
mikemartin 09/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
KeithAlexander 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent rock and situations. We started two pitches early before the ledge The Great Ridge starts on, but it doesn't seem to be Direct Start either (though there was some tat on it).

with Sarah
Sarah Greenwood ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Keith
arose 02/Mar/13 Solo

Great fun in the mist.

Hidden ??/2013 -
Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd
with jeff thorley
olekemi 09/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Andrew T
Hidden 03/Jun/12 AltLd
John Nuttall 24/Mar/12 Solo

With direct start avoiding difficult chimney on left.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
JamesRoddie 04/Jul/11 Solo O/S

One of the best ridge climbs I've done in Scotland. Felt like quite a bold solo - take the warnings about the approach seriously, it isn't pleasant.

auld al 17/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
ImprovCadet 07/May/11 2nd
andrew75 ??/2011 AltLd
scottramsay020 10/Jul/10 -

Great day it with Harry and the lomond club , stayed at therir hut and had a realy great time.

Hidden 08/Jun/10 AltLd dnf
Stuart Macfarlane 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
mikemartin 26/May/10 Solo
Hidden ?/May/10 Solo O/S
cat22 24/Apr/10 AltLd
with Mike
Hidden ?/Apr/10 2nd
Ken Applegate 14/Jun/09 Lead

Moved together. Pretty chossy, nasty first 100m or so, but once on the ridge, the scrambling was excellent! I think the chossy, vegetated slopes could be by-passed by heading further up to the bealach (right of the ridge), and traversing in.

with Chris Webster
ed woods 10/May/08 Lead

Started from the gully below South-East Chimney and traversed the unpleasant steep pasture. Not nice but worth it for the ridge proper. Views are stunning!

with Rachel & Euan
Hidden ??/2008 -
Yourlead 26/Aug/07 AltLd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 26/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
sleeplessjb ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Did the vs addition, and the direct start thinking it was new, gutted to find it in the appendices of the guide :( great day though...

tallthinmonkey ?/Jul/06 2nd
with Ben Wallace
Arjen ??/2006 2nd O/S

The first pitches are not described, and are horrible, shossy, wet loose and green. Once on the ridge things are worth the 2 stars! Pitch the first 2 sections, and move together after that, it are only short, easy climbs with very little risk of falling.

with Darren, Jim
peteetheridge ??/2004 AltLd dnf
Hidden 23/Mar/03 AltLd
Jamie B ?/Apr/02 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/02 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/02 AltLd
brianrunner ??/2001 -
alan moore ??/2000 -

Mist and rain.

babymoac 03/May/98 Lead
with Liz
puddingstone 03/May/98 2nd
with Andy
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
Iain Thow 23/Sep/90 Lead

Mostly soloed

with Liz Jolley
johnkeith ??/1990 AltLd
with G. Callander
Steve Crowe 05/May/84 Lead O/S
with LM
Falko 17/Feb/82 AltLd O/S

Winter: Grade III (?) Had the whole mountain to ourselves. A great 'adventure' day that I still remember after 30 years.

with Al W.
Hidden 16/Apr/81 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/74 AltLd O/S
uphillnow ??/1965 Solo
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