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The Great Ridge** D

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[On Garbh Bheinn after climbing the Great Ridge, 2 kb]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.

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

Photo: On Garbh Bheinn after climbing the Great Ridge © Mike Pescod
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

P1 then alts till we started soloing instead.
ColinD - AltLd - 15/Jul/14 with Coel Hillier

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 13/Jul/14 with Zack Coleman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14

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!
Tasmin - 2nd - 30/May/14 with Robbie Maclean, Catherine Marsh, Craig Holden

Fun in the sun. Hard to get to base without direct start.
Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Robbie, Tasmin Fletcher, Catherine Marsh

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
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 29/May/14 with Fergus Cuthill, Liyen Nhuyen

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 29/May/14 with Fergus Cuthill, Jamie Sparkes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 16/May/14 with John Armstrong

luckyjim - AltLd - 16/Jun/13 with D Helm

Mapleleaf - AltLd - 16/Jun/13 with Jim Hall

jack_eadie - Solo - 09/Jun/13

mikemartin - Solo - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

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).
KeithAlexander - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sarah

Sarah Greenwood - AltLd - Jun/13 with Keith

Great fun in the mist.
arose - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - 2013

DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with jeff thorley

olekemi - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Andrew T

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12

With direct start avoiding difficult chimney on left.
John Nuttall - Solo - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

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.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

auld al - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/11

ImprovCadet - 2nd - 07/May/11

andrew75 - AltLd - 2011

Great day it with Harry and the lomond club , stayed at therir hut and had a realy great time.
scottramsay020 - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Jun/10

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/10 with Jeanie

mikemartin - Solo - 26/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/10

cat22 - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10

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.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Chris Webster

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!
ed woods - Lead - 10/May/08 with Rachel & Euan

Hidden - 2008

Yourlead - AltLd - 26/Aug/07 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/07

easers - Lead - Jun/07 with James Dalgleish

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...
sleeplessjb - Lead O/S - Apr/07

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/06 with Ben Wallace

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.
Arjen - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Darren, Jim

easers - AltLd - Jul/04 with Doug Aitken

peteetheridge - AltLd dnf - 2004 with Jim Heath

Jamie B - AltLd - Apr/02 with Paul Winder

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/02

brianrunner - 2001

alan moore - 2000

babymoac - Lead - 03/May/98 with Liz

puddingstone - 2nd - 03/May/98 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd - 1998

Mostly soloed
Iain Thow - Lead - 23/Sep/90 with Liz Jolley

johnkeith - AltLd - 1990 with G. Callander

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 05/May/84 with LM

Winter: Grade III (?) Had the whole mountain to ourselves. A great 'adventure' day that I still remember after 30 years.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/82 with Al W.

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/81

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/74

David Smith - Solo - 1965

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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 59 (15.3%)
Lead12 of 59 (20.3%)
Followed7 of 59 (11.9%)
Alt Leads25 of 59 (42.4%)
Unknown6 of 59 (10.2%)

'Climbed'39 of 59 (66.1%)
clean O/S17 of 59 (28.8%)
clean rpt1 of 59 (1.7%)
dnf2 of 59 (3.4%)