Scorpion*** V 5
[Not too much of a sting but plenty of tricky mixed climbing in thin conditions., 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Not too much of a sting but plenty of tricky mixed climbing in thin conditions. © hwackerhage
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This climb is in 21 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

about the whitest line. p2 was bare rock until the turf and so was last 5m (at tech 7) the last ice pitch was really thin.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Andy Sharpe

Nick Wallis - 2015 with Coops

Buried. Great first couple of pitches but bailed to prevent an epic!
Adam Booth - Lead dnf - 27/Feb/14 with Roger McMorrow, Ben Warrick

alasdair19 - 2013

top 2 pitches a steep powder swimming, scary. topped out in the dark after a long battle with the top crux, no way V,5 in this condition...a good adventure nonetheless though! the gully next to us avalanched when we were halfway up!
James S - AltLd - 30/Jan/12 with sam

Edvin m - AltLd - 28/Jan/12

sgl - AltLd - 28/Jan/12 with Aleksander

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/11

had to finish by wall on left due to cornice - gave an awesome steep finish
simondunf - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with james, caspar

N.B. From the peg belay after the 2nd pitch the route traverses right, not straight up the crack. Both fell off trying this, then was too late once we realised the proper way...
adw07 - AltLd dnf - 07/Jan/11 with Mark Jarvie

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 22/Dec/09

a beast of a classic in every way with good interesting climbing throughout, only a couple of easier pitches just after half way and the crux near the top.
mulletcocktail2000 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with henning
hwackerhage - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Ryan Slater

Hidden - AltLd dog - 10/Feb/03

2,L,2,L,2,L,L,L. Epic! finished at midnight by tunneling through a vast cornice. But worth the effort.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/01 with Mark Vandome

Grezza - Lead - Feb/97

Bloody epic day! Done very lean; unconsolidated snow on the slab pitches and the lower gully (nearly avalached out), no ice on the gully step and James took a whipper trying to climb the impossible overhanging gully head....he didn't see the nice traverse out right!
Ollie Clem - AltLd - 23/Dec/95 with James Richardson

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

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WhipperSnapper, benclimbing, iksander, JonmapDL, andybuckley, s kennedy, michael83, Dustin, PanzerHanzler

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