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[Arriving at the belay after the crux, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
D.Haston and party 1965

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

Photo: Arriving at the belay after the crux © Ron Walker
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This climb is in 263 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/14

Jon Pilling - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/14 with Ben Hardy

Lead first pitch...fun move!
aljones91 - AltLd - 12/Jan/14

nich0las - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with Catriona C

The route was under a lot of snow so protection was hard to find.
ashsleight - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/14

Developed my snow swimming technique.
aldo56 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/14

Fun climb, bomber gear though it required considerable excavation. Good belays on the top. Did it in 2 pitches.
alexm198 - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/14 with Allan Ross

3 pitches. Finished up final pitch of Yukon Jack. Led pitch 1 & 3, pretty scary traverse with a long runout. Spent ages trying to find gear but the only thing that would have worked was a screw which we didn't have with us.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/14 with Mike

Fiona led the difficulties on hl. I did the last pitch of Yukon jack and then easy snow to the top.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/14 with Fiona

Reasonable condition with ice on the crux. The gear needs digging out a little.
team fat belly - Lead - 04/Jan/14 with Chris

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14

Lead first pitch. We were the first on the route and it took me over an hour to clear all the huge amount of snow. Very bad ice and the traverse through the rock bulge was a bit fiddly considering I could not find decent protection or ice.
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with William Watson

Hidden - 03/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/14

linked into hidden chimney
simondunf - Lead - 02/Jan/14 with caspar

saffy - AltLd O/S - Jan/14

Dunx - Lead - 29/Dec/13 with Rob Harding

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13

Enjoyable, second route of the day!
Adamski1986 - Lead - 29/Dec/13

thick neve & good ice, a soft touch for the grade today
Brucemacrosson - AltLd - 29/Dec/13 with Ewan Paterson

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Su

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/13

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/13 with Scott G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/13

In lean conditions Grade IV 5
Steve Woollard - 2nd - 19/Dec/13 with Kenny Grant

Carodashes - Lead - 17/Dec/13 with justaddpowder

chewy098 - AltLd O/S - Dec/13

peter.herd - AltLd - 23/Nov/13 with Tom Shaw

Kyle lead in 2 pitches. Chris's first Scottish winter route! After the route, we followed the grade I to diagonally-left. The temperature was just freezing, but pretty wet day.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 23/Nov/13 with Chris Chef, Kyle

In two pitches. Finished up The Slant for pitch two.
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Masa Sakano, Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd - 23/Nov/13 with Mr. K

III 5 in todays conditions, very cruxy and well protected with easy walking between hard corners
Webster - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

jshields - 2nd - 09/Nov/13 with Jeff Ingman

Finished up The Slant
Jones_d - 2nd - 09/Nov/13 with Paul Headland

whitewaterpops - AltLd O/S - Nov/13

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 - 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!
Rachel Slater - 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

Tim_Gomersall - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with ANNA

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/13 with John H, Johan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/13

ruairidhwad - 2nd - Feb/13 with Tom Whitfield

robgixer - Lead - Feb/13

drobin - 2nd - 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

Hidden - 2013

DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with Neil Wightwick

robh14 - 2nd - 2013

tomblankenstein - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/12 with Bobby Pearson

Phoebus - 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

ferdia - Lead rpt - 18/Dec/12 with Kev, Anne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/12

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/12 with Rich Jones

justaddpowder - AltLd - 16/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12

luckyjim - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with C Hossack, D Helm

All pitches
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Piers Newton

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Olly Roberts

Rickrick - 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

ferdia - 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

Jonny Fart-Pants - 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

steve-grigg - 2nd - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 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

Finally
t_stork - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with Steve Walls

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Nov/10

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

snow soft
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

D.Russell - AltLd - 03/Jan/09 with Adam

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

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

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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 263 (1.5%)
Lead57 of 263 (21.7%)
Followed43 of 263 (16.3%)
Alt Leads136 of 263 (51.7%)
Unknown23 of 263 (8.7%)

'Climbed'131 of 263 (49.8%)
clean O/S122 of 263 (46.4%)
clean β1 of 263 (0.4%)
clean rpt6 of 263 (2.3%)
dogged1 of 263 (0.4%)
dnf2 of 263 (0.8%)