DundeeDave - AltLd - 13/Apr/13 with Ephraim
couple of inches of snow over good ice and neve, some pumpy moves!
ClimbingGlen - AltLd dog - 01/Apr/13 with Peter Cuthill
Did first couple of pitches of Haston Line then finished up Hidden Chimney. A good combination.
Adrianw - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Richard Pow
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13
Andy DB - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Will C
Fell just above the crux when my axe leashes got tangled in a place of gear I had just placed. Clean otherwise. Finished up the Slant.
blackreaver - Lead dog - 16/Feb/13 with Ben M, Pudding, NUMC
stiff pull around a rocky step.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with HPC
Matthew Robinson - Lead - 14/Feb/13 with Joe
First winter route...fun!
r fizzle - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Olli Crudge
First route in Scotland and hardest route yet. Fun, lots of snow covering everything made finding gear difficult.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Rachel Slater
Anna_wells - 09/Feb/13 with TIM
Torstein_Gonerstrom - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with ANNA
AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/13 with John H, Johan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/13
Darrell Read - AltLd - 27/Jan/13 with Robbie King, Oliver Mentz
robbiek - 2nd - 27/Jan/13 with Oliver Mentz, Darrell Read
j4star - AltLd - 27/Jan/13
Luke Davies - AltLd - 27/Jan/13
iced rocks with a dusting of snow!
franksnb - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13 with calum, crazy steven
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13
wheelsucker - 2013
glennjamin20 - 2013
tomblankenstein - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/12 with Bobby Pearson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/12
cracking route - bold condition with lots of icing and powder ontop but felt secure the whole way up
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/12 with Christine Hall
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Dec/12
rufus.duits - Solo - 18/Dec/12
mctinkno - Lead rpt - 18/Dec/12 with Kev, Anne
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/12
lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/12 with Rich Jones
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12
luckyjim - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with C Hossack, D Helm
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Piers Newton
piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Olly Roberts
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/12
Cold, Clear conditions :D
youarearobot - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/12 with Alex Runicman
technick - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12
el cholo - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Richard, Lucy
Crux (2nd corner on pitch1) was ice free and a bit tricky - guidebook says III.5 in those conditions. Otherwise wet, raining, crap viz, warm and what little snow there was was saturated. Scotland at its best!
andybrown114 - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Rick Brown
Hidden - Lead - 07/Feb/12
Hidden - 05/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead - 05/Feb/12
mctinkno - 2nd - 05/Feb/12 with Joris
MarcusP - AltLd - 04/Feb/12 with Callum, Libby
Did in two pitches, Marcus led the first 60m and Callum the second. (slightly ran out of rope for the last 3m)
LibS - 2nd - 04/Feb/12 with Marcus Peabody, Callum Tayor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12
John Pickles leading. First pitch worth doing, rest very so-so.
lewiz - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/12
John Pickles - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/12 with Lewis Thompson
P1 crux v hard in lean conditions, as the guidebook says it feels more like a 5 then a 4 pulling over the 2nd big corner. Jim P2. Me pitch 3. very enjoyable in day in perfect sunny conditions
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Jim Symon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/12
led crux pitch(es) and finished up hidden chimney. looking at photos now I think we had lean conditions
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/12 with Will Pope, Gavin Oliver
becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/12 with Gavin Oliver, Jon Ridley
groliver26 - AltLd - 30/Jan/12 with Jon Ridley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12
daWalt - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with TC
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Dom Sellers
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Jon Miles
Caspar - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/12 with Mike Mason
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12
finished up the last pitch of Yukon Jack
michael83 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with Mark Mosgrove
Hannah Evans - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Martyn Stott
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/12
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/12 with Will A
Piers Harley - AltLd - 17/Jan/12 with Jeremy Windsor, Paul Winder
ruggystunts - Lead - 13/Jan/12 with Alen
Only a covering of ice on the crux gave the route its full technical grade but good gear and very secure hooks. Great route.
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Arjan
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jan/12
Hidden - 07/Jan/12
Owen1984 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/12
Windy but pretty good conditions, a bit thin in places. Finished up The Slant.
Gibson27 - Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12
hodgegrayson - Lead - 20/Dec/11
kipman725 - AltLd - 19/Dec/11
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Steve Holmes
Jbw - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11
Led top pitch. Crux OK and felt like a III but I didn't lead it!
borderline - AltLd - 17/Dec/11 with FM
Late start, calf injury flared up. Bit busy up there so logical option. Bit of a two move wonder on a claggy day.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/11 with John Rosario
loved the climb, great route :)
Sianny - 2nd - 15/Dec/11 with steve
1 st half of Haston then finished up Hidden Chimney
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/11 with Paul Freudenthal
freudy_love - 2nd rpt - 12/Dec/11 with Dave Douglas
Lean conditions, maybe III, 5. Finished up corner right of the messenger at about III, 4.
riven - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with Ollie Kenyon
oliverk - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with Joe
Elsier - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Koon
Elsie lead the first crux pitch. Lead the second pitch to the base of Hidden chimney which I then lead the final crux pitch. Very exciting. I went straight up the left instead of going up the small ledges on the right. Thought it would be easier but it was just as hard.
Koon - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Elsie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Dec/11
samwillo - AltLd - 04/Dec/11 with Lairig Climbing Club
Rob pitch 1, me pitch 2 to the base of Hidden Chimney. Good but tricky conditions with iced cracks and powder. IV, 4 today.
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Rob Reglinski
Hidden - 2nd - Dec/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Dec/11
Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/11
stevebarratt - Solo - 05/Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/11
In good condition, Gets a IV,4 in the new cairngorms guide
benjaminireland - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with William Hawkins
Very enjoyable climbing. Plenty of gear on the 2nd corner (crux). Only the first pitch is of any real interest- last pitch of Yukon Jack makes a much better finish.
willhawkins - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11
First pitch was exciting shame I used most of my nuts by the time I got to the hard bit on the first pitch. Next time two sets of nuts as the gear is amazing. I think I came out of the second corner early as it seemed to be harder than I expected and I was unsure if I was going up Yukon Jack (IV 5) which I really didn't want to be.
Built the best belay in the world: 3 nuts, 2 screws and a buried axe [shame all the nuts were in the same crack and that one of the screws was a tied of 13cm :)]
MPSBunny - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Stu Coxon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11
theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/11 with jacob davies
thin climbing conditions but a quality route, finished up top of Yukon Jack which was also a quality climb
Griff87 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Tom Anderson, Jamie Hawton
jhawton - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Tom Anderson, Griff
mistertees - 2nd - 24/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11
will6459 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11
P1&3 me, p2&4 James Inc crux. Fun. Pretty thin but enough ice about.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/11 with James Hoyes
Good conditions. Difficulties short lived and well protected. First grade 4 lead.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/11 with Rachel B
Started on this line until approximately where "Sharks Fin Soup" joins it, then headed off right to finish up "Hidden Chimney" - a good wee combo!
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Stevie Addison, Jimmy Addison
Hidden - 06/Jan/11
Betha. - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/11 with Neil D
Neil D - Lead rpt - 04/Jan/11 with Beth Hodgett
Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with Phil Warriner
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Si White
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
newtonmore - 2011
David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011
I led P1, Matt P2, me P3
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/10 with Matt Freear
The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd - 21/Dec/10 with JP, Tom
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with James O'Dwyer, Tom Bishop
Already fell off Yukon Jack, decided on Haston Line, horrible climbing conditions, thick icy crust on top of unconsolidated powder, it took ages scraping around for gear too, not a good day!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Ivan Tait
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/10
Led to just below The Slant, Nath came through & then we soloed to top.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Nathan White
t_stork - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with Steve Walls
SWalls - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with Tom Stork
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Nov/10
Ignominious failure at the crux. Sent Willie up for a try who pulled over but was "within a baw-hair of sacking it".
niallk - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with Willie
lachlan - AltLd - Nov/10
Flash led very hard for grade crux
nikkimac - AltLd - Nov/10 with Flash
TomKingston - Lead - 21/Mar/10
Ann S - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with Foggy and Carole
cas smerdon - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with foggy, Ann Shaw
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with M.Rankine
lizzie_malc - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with Charlotte Simmons, Emily Ward
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - 04/Feb/10
Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/10 with John Jackson
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Nice route but straightforward
rossn - Lead O/S - 2010 with Nick Bryan
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Dec/09
Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/09 with Sarah Boswell
dj_brigham05 - AltLd rpt - 20/Dec/09 with Chris Thain
nicjbuk - AltLd - 16/Dec/09
Mock student, not very wintery
barni - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Kenny
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 08/Mar/09 with Joey, Tim
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/09
Backed off crux and pointed Matt at it!
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/09 with Matt G
Had to back of crux and get Tim to lead it after waiting around getting pretty damn cold.
joeydurkin - AltLd - 08/Mar/09 with Hightower, Tim
Hidden - Lead - Feb/09
Quite banked out.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 26/Jan/09 with Dave Kirby
Stewart did all the hard stuff. Bit of a one move wonder in the conditions we did it...
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Stewart Whiting
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/09
Second corner move is the crux.
moose ridd - 2nd - 24/Jan/09 with M.Sadler
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 21/Jan/09 with Andy Wardle
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/09
John Pickles - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Steve Randles
Neil D - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with Phil Leadbeater
windy100 - 2009
rossn - 2009
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/08 with Mark Walter
got a IV,4 in my guide and felt it deserved it
Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Duncan Meacher
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Nov/08
had to ab off after first pitch due to difficulties and deterioating conditions
frecro - AltLd - 30/Oct/08 with t_stork
Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 01/Apr/08 with Phil Warriner
Some clearing of sugary snow needed today, but some great torquing and hooking with frozen turf higher up made for a good route.
jazzyjackson - Lead - 14/Mar/08 with Tully
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/08 with Phil Lee
Hidden - 07/Mar/08
akhughes - Lead O/S - Mar/08
abbeywall - AltLd - Mar/08
Very, very wet
Mr Powly - AltLd - 07/Feb/08 with Pete Graham
First real winter climb, basically dry tooling but with lots of powdery snow. Good fun though!
jamie0510 - 2nd dnf - 02/Feb/08 with Alex Pickard, David Brigham
Poor Conditions, backed off to make it back for dinner
dj_brigham05 - AltLd dnf - 02/Feb/08 with Alex Pickard, Jamie Nicholson
Very little ice about and snow fairly soft. Sounds like this route doesn't usually build up a lot of ice anyway. First crux move is easier than second - both require careful dry tooling. Tricams useful on slightly flared cracks. All rock gear - no ice gear placed.Enjoyable. Snowcover on the Cairngorm plateau very windblown so not ideal for ski tourers.
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Steve
fritz_in_aotearoa - 2008
Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2008
carried on up deep chimney in top tier starting about 10m up The Slant from the top of Haston Line (don't know what it's called).
morsy - AltLd - 30/Dec/07 with gerhard mors
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/07
took a weird variation finish up to the slant, along a traverse right from the standard left slanting ramp, and up some fractured slabs
BallsOfSteel - AltLd - 21/Mar/07 with IainMunro
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/07
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/07
timmy-ts - 2007
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/06
As a rock route
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 30/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06
andrewbooth1000 - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Pete Baillie
Ken Applegate - AltLd - Jan/06 with Ryan Glass
theflyingpaddy - 2006
Captain Solo - AltLd - 19/Nov/05 with Karl
oor wullie - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Neil
mrtom - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/04 with Mike Moss
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/03
Gman - AltLd O/S - Feb/03 with Carl
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2003
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Dec/02
The corner is awkward.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/02 with Jamie
Good condition, short sharp crux.
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/02 with Numerous, Andy porter
Hidden - Lead - Feb/02
steveP - AltLd O/S - Feb/01 with Frank Popham
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/00
Tarquin - 2000
Tarquin - 2000
Think it was a III then, but felt quite hard only my third route though.
smithaldo - AltLd O/S - Feb/98 with tom matthew
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/97
tlr - AltLd - 09/Mar/96 with Chris Harvey
Hidden - 01/Feb/95
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Dec/94