Recess Route*** V 6
[looking at the south peak from the north peak, 2 kb]90m, 5 pitches. Follow the summer line, easier if started to the right. This route faces south east and any sunshine rapidly strips the routes of winter conditions. To get a chance at this route and others on this face, it is necessary to wait for snowfall followed by a cloudy day.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: looking at the south peak from the north peak © AndyDWilson
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

excellent route, some outrageous positions and a couple of notable thin traverses. Possibly hard conditions with a lot of powder.
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/15 with Gordon

Slipped off the first pitch.
gurumed - 2nd dog - 31/Jan/15 with Brian

Top two pitches after we bailed off Ramshead Gully.
jonnie3430 - AltLd - 17/Jan/15 with Jacob

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead - 12/Dec/14

Poorly frozen turf was making things difficult so bailed as it was the ethical thing too do!
Scott Rankin - AltLd dnf - 08/Feb/14 with Gordon Lacey

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 26/Jan/13

machars - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13

Woohoo! 3rd time I've walked in for this! The face strips mega fast in sun so clouds after snow are required. Superb route, no neve and little ice though frozen turf. Alex and Arthurs first winter climb. 6am start in Glasgow, back by half past three, a great day!
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/13 with Arthur, Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Nov/12

BallsOfSteel - AltLd - 26/Nov/12 with IainMunro

2ba - AltLd - 08/Jan/11 with Don Bisset, Gav Swinton

Hidden - Jan/11

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/10 with Peter

backed off - too slimy and grimy
sonaf - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Graeme

Stuart the postie - 2006 with Ian Dempster

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/05 with Claire Fennell

a_hein - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Tom Spreyer

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Feb/03 with Karl Atherton, Russ Walton

Bailed off after 1st pitch. Graham failed on start of 2nd oitch and I gave it a go but also failed with everything thawing before our eyes. Did super direct start (poss harder?)
Yourlead - 2nd dnf - 02/Mar/02 with Graham Penny

graeme gatherer - 2000

Stuart the postie - 1998 with Gary Gray

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
iksander, johnrc, marcushorgan, jfmchivall, Lawrie Brand, Ronbo, Neil Adams

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