Black Spout Left Hand Branch** I
[Cornice on Black Spout Left hand, 2 kb]More exciting than the main branch. The chockstone banks out leaving a steep section just as you enter the branch.

Photo: Cornice on Black Spout Left hand © Simon Theobald
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Mar/15

No cornice on the left hand branch but no protection either.
luke321 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Poppy Cozens

Consolation climb after epic on West Gully
boyson - Solo - 20/Feb/15

a nice gulley best taken on the left flank then finish with the left route. No cornice and no obvious protection.
drsdave - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/15

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton - Lead - 08/Feb/15 with Aaron McDougal

Butler! - Feb/15 with K-Bo

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jan/15

Ryan23 - Solo - 03/Jan/15 with will

Marigold - 2015

malone - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/14 with tom shaw

Stable snowpack although recent debris at entrance, firm consolidated snow all the way to the split. LH Branch beginning to accumulate new slab deposits towards the top, but only 2-3 inches deep allowing decent axe/crampon placements... However daunting cornice made the exit (to right side) interesting. Gained the plateaux in "Scottish" conditions!
LogieNick - Solo - 24/Dec/14

Hidden - Solo - 22/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/13

Ski descent. Steep entry then nice powder on a hard base. Very soft snow at the bottom of BS and below the cliffs due to the v. warm sun!
andyinglis - Solo - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 27/Apr/13

abbeywall - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Night Ascent 6Hrs from Loch Muick CP
BUZZ1984 - Solo - 16/Jan/13 with Andy Thomson

Night ascent. 11pm topout.
Thoms6974 - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/13 with Craig

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/13

Was quite icy and thin making a very small 'pitch at the break off, came back down the main gully the upper section of which was a lot more powdery
punj - Solo - 13/Dec/12

Little AndyH - Solo - 03/Nov/12

neil9216 - Solo - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo - 14/Mar/12

First winter route. Excellent conditions. Very lucky as not too cold and no wind! Bright sunshine on topping out, couldn't have got a better introduction!
Bond_Girl - 2nd - 12/Mar/12 with Ronald

Hidden - Lead - 12/Mar/12

Nigel Coe - Solo - 25/Feb/12

Moved together on great neve all the way up. Fantastic route, with the left hand branch steeper and more interesting than the main gully, and with an exciting finish too.
CathS - 17/Feb/12 with Sandra McCabe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/12

Fun, snow in good nick most of the way up, small cornice bypassed on the right.
thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/12 with Haydn, Alex Thompson

Palindrome - Lead O/S - Feb/12

joeydurkin - Solo - 14/Jan/12 with Andy E

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - 14/Jan/12

Thigh deep powder made going slow; our first proper winter route
stufish - Solo O/S - Jan/12 with Jonny, Rusty

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jul/11

some firm snow at the base but rubbish sugary stuff at the top. took the RH exit and encountered a few brown pants moments over the last 10m. good fun though!!!!
kevburr - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11

Ommuff - Solo - 06/Mar/11 with Mairi Nelson

stefelafel - Solo - 03/Feb/11

Adi Hooper - Solo - 22/Jan/11

Gazlynn - Solo - 18/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/11

First route of 2011, very enjoyable.
CalumA - Solo - 02/Jan/11 with Zoe Thornton, Sally Reeves, Freddie Crowley, Mike Cross

frecro - Solo - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 23/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 14/Nov/10

Hidden - 21/May/10

t_stork - Solo O/S - 13/May/10 with Helen Rennard

Done in descent - on ski
Jamie Johnston - Solo - 13/Feb/10 with Hugo Scrimgeour

lovely day
whistler - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Anna

Good consolidated snow - no cornice
LogieNick - Solo - 12/Dec/09

Anna_wells - Solo - 12/Dec/09 with pete

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/09

A fun snow bash on a lovely day. Charlie and Jimmy's first wintarrrrrrrrr route.
iceicebaby - Solo - 02/Jan/09 with Chavnav and Jimmy

George Ormerod - Lead O/S - Dec/08 with Clare W

Hidden - 09/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/08

smac - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/07

Captain Solo - Solo - 09/Mar/07

ashknot - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/07 with Grant

Bart Schuurman - Jan/07

Hidden - Solo - 30/Dec/06

Hidden - Solo - 30/Dec/06

John Kettle - Solo - 18/Dec/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/06

Marmot Catcher - Lead - 26/Nov/06

Hidden - Solo - Mar/06

FrankW - Lead rpt - 11/Feb/06 with John Ford

Stuart S - Solo rpt - 04/Feb/06 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/06

Ruari Brooker - Solo - 06/Mar/05 with Iain Brooker

Hidden - Solo - 21/Nov/04

Chris L Hill - Solo O/S - Mar/04 with Mark Hudson

Went back next week with Krystina Lotoczko who was jealous I'd left her out of the fun! Very different snow (& cornice) conditions the following week.
Ian Robertson - AltLd O/S - Mar/00 with Steve Wright

niall_mac - Solo - Jan/99

Hidden - Solo - 1999

FrankW - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/95 with Louis M

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jan/95

Yourlead - Solo - 27/Dec/91 with John Currie

Hidden - Solo - 1988

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Manix, iksander, StuMsg, riverwarrior, Dustin, michael83, rusty_nails

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