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George** III 4

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[Approaching the 'cave' on 'George', 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 77 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Robertgiddy - Lead - 19/Feb/14

Cracking climb, definitely stiff for Grade III, deserves the extra tech grade, couple of tricky steps before and after the cave. Cave was crazy and somewhat awkward! Great day out.
alifin - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Aidan Roe

Great climb! Felt pretty stiff for grade III, had to do lots of digging to get into/through and out of the cave! http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/02/climbing-george-liathach/
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/14 with Jon Smith, Zack Coleman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/14

gregor - 15/Feb/14

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/14

AndyMcCoy - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/14 with Some Guide, Richard

SarahMae - 2nd - Feb/14

BMC international meet. Great conditions
abbeywall - Lead - 30/Jan/14

mark-abz - 2nd - 24/Jan/14 with Paul J

DaveB61 - AltLd - 20/Jan/14 with Ken Applegate, Greg Jennings, Dean Jones

Martin Moran notes that a large rockfall has taken place on the left side of George, just before the steep section. The belay bay has disappeared. This has deposited a huge chockstone in the gully just below, creating a short additional pitch of some difficulty. Even with some helpful ice it requires a hard pull; without ice it could be problematic (tech 5). I would now reckon III,5 for George and IV,6 for Sinister Prong. The two crux sections on Sinister Prong are really quite hard in most conditions (either of them can be 6), and with the addition of the lower chockstone I reckon it is worth IV overall.
Andy Nisbet - 01/Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/13 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - AltLd - 31/Dec/13 with Peter Rigby

mhamiltonj - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with Johanna

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/13

avoided the cave this time and went up the fine ice. Lovely route.
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Ryan, Appleby

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/13

Finished up Sinister Prong IV 5- which is a good alternative. Two short but sharp ice bulges before rejoining top of George.Also a good in situ belay at base of pitch and a couple of old pegs o
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13

Expensive climb for me, lost one of Nicholas's ice screws.
planetmarshall - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Catriona Clunas, Nicholas Berry

nich0las - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Andrew M, Catriona C

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/13

abbeywall - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with K

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

dan doran - 16/Feb/13 with Rab mcmurray, konacol

konacol - AltLd - 16/Feb/13 with Danny Boy, Robert McMurray

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/13

Guiding day with Matt. Conditions were perfect, with the ice being as fat as I've known. Descent on the S side of Liathach was very easy due to snow cover too.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 07/Feb/13 with Matt

Soft snow in lower part of gully but good conditions higher up. Cave pitch is great fun, esp the exit! Surmounting the chockstone also quite awkward.
DavPk - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Paul Robinson

A wet ascent!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 13/Feb/12 with Simon, Mike

malc - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Joe, Robin

Rick Ashton - AltLd - 07/Feb/12 with Jim Graham

Good conditions on route. Climbed outside the tunnel pitch, on good ice.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 06/Feb/12 with Ed T, Ed D

bullethead - 2nd - 06/Feb/12

Led 1st and crux pitch. Went up the ice rather than 'subterranean'. Route in good condition but got soaked in the rain.
OwenF - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Anna, Tim

Anna_wells - 04/Feb/12 with TIM, Owen F, Tim G

Tim_Gomersall - AltLd - Feb/12 with Owen F, ANNA

First Scottish winter climb! Great fun, took my first fall onto an ice screw too. Lots of powder made approad a nightmare, and was very difficult on the climb too.
Chris Ellyatt - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with James Lismore

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/11

wow that was a tight squeeze, would have been easier on the ice, but I am 6'4"
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Fun, not itīs best condition - me neither !!!
unbezonking - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11 with Roderick Aitken

1st Gully banked out with Snow so soloed to the fork. Plenty shity debris rained down!!
rodders24 - AltLd - 21/Feb/11 with Alistair Gray

Eike - 2nd - 21/Feb/11

cliffy - AltLd - 20/Feb/11 with Debbie Roberts, Julian Prieto

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Debbie Roberts, Ian Clifford

Max led the left hjand finish (Sinister Prong) and strangely enough we manged to finish over the lefthand variation of the variation
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Max

Dam good.
t_stork - AltLd - 19/Feb/11 with John, Finlay

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/11

A good climb worth its stars.
colinthrelfall - 12/Feb/11 with Ian Jeffrey

Second to colin threfall
Rope - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11

A great way to end a week in the highlands. Climbed the ice ramp with looked a lot more appealing than the cave!
si_green99 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10

Col Kingshott - AltLd - Mar/10

the climb was melting, we went up the harder left fork and we ran out of time. looks good though
andymoin - AltLd dnf - 14/Feb/10 with Alister, telford

A great adventure!
Tom Row - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Sarah Magee

Pete23 - 2nd - Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Charlie wp Hill - 2010

powder swim.... went up there for poachers but it wasn't going to go.....
twoplates - 2nd - 28/Dec/09 with dave sharpe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/09

windy100 - 2009

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/08

Hidden - 04/Feb/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Ken Applegate - 2nd - Jan/04 with Martin Moran

Hidden - 03/Mar/03

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/03

Abandoned thrutchy through-route in favour of thin ice on the outside.
Jamie B - Lead - Mar/01 with Alex Glasgow

crowberry gully - AltLd - 01/Feb/00

Tenko - Apr/99 with Andy Ilston

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Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard IV0 of 16
IV0 of 16
easy IV2 of 16
hard III8 of 16
III6 of 16
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easy II/III0 of 16
hard 50 of 16
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easy 30 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead13 of 77 (16.9%)
Followed16 of 77 (20.8%)
Alt Leads35 of 77 (45.5%)
Unknown13 of 77 (16.9%)

'Climbed'54 of 77 (70.1%)
clean O/S21 of 77 (27.3%)
dnf2 of 77 (2.6%)