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D.Haston and party 1965

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

Hidden 22/Nov Lead
Stuart the postie 22/Nov AltLd


with Andy Clark
John Workman 21/Nov AltLd

Powder on rock all the way. Top end 4?

with Billy
JonnyJT 31/Mar 2nd O/S

Easy straightforward ground linked by some hard moves. Some very nasty crux about 20m from the top (belay stance)

with Mehmet Karatay
alan.rodger 27/Mar AltLd
morsg 27/Mar AltLd
hamishjfk 21/Mar AltLd O/S

Great mixed route bits of falling ice due to rise in tempreture but enjoyable

with James kelly, Andy Wilson
mes32 17/Mar 2nd O/S

Very lean, definitely III 5 today!

with Mick
alastairbegley 02/Mar Lead O/S

Lead most of the ramp in one pitch, crux felt fairly thin. Not sure if I went up the correct corner or not, certainly felt pretty hard for III, 4! Great climbing though!

Hidden 02/Mar 2nd
grady_9 21/Feb Lead O/S

Loved the crux. Great fun!

Hidden 21/Feb Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 17/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead crux corner

with Jon
MPSBunny 16/Feb AltLd rpt

Led but this did the normal finish up the The Slant. I led the first crux pitch Robby led a little pitch I then led two more to the top. Based on how much easier the finish was this time I am now almost certain we finished up Yukon Jack previously.

Hidden 16/Feb 2nd O/S
amccann 14/Feb 2nd

Matt strung the first 2 pitches together then we went up to the top pitch of hidden chimney.

with Jem, Matt G
Hidden 14/Feb 2nd O/S
jezb1 10/Feb 2nd

IV today? Nice.

Hidden 10/Feb 2nd O/S
franhammond92 08/Feb AltLd O/S

Great fun with an interesting crux. I lead P2 which involved some crappy snow and a fun little corner that decided to fill with spindrift as soon as I got in it.

with Pete, David Robinnette
pete1993 08/Feb AltLd O/S

good route, nice with a few crux sections, did a harder variation at the top which involved yarding up on small turf blobs and dubious blind hooks

with David, Fran
flett53 04/Feb 2nd
aljones91 03/Feb 2nd
with Ben hester
kj001 02/Feb 2nd

Hard technical moves under powder

phil64 02/Feb Lead
with kj001
Hidden 01/Feb Lead O/S
OliverRoss 01/Feb 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Feb 2nd
Hugh Simons 24/Jan AltLd O/S
Euan Todd 24/Jan AltLd O/S
with Richard
Piers Harley 21/Jan AltLd O/S

Lots of powder made finding gear placements slow and laborious! Worthy of Grade 4.

with Bryan Clary
Robertgiddy 18/Jan -

Hard with lots of unconsolidated snow.

Hidden 17/Jan AltLd O/S
catrin289 17/Jan AltLd
with Sam P
Hidden 17/Jan AltLd O/S
mzchambers 13/Jan AltLd O/S
alasdair19 ??/2015 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
GordonAinslie ??/2015 AltLd
Hidden 26/Dec/14 2nd O/S
jonnie3430 20/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Did the chimney of The Messenger after, great way to get off.

with Pete
Hidden 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Jon Pilling 15/Jan/14 2nd O/S
with Ben Hardy
aljones91 12/Jan/14 AltLd

Lead first move!

nich0las 11/Jan/14 Lead
with Catriona C
ashsleight 08/Jan/14 2nd O/S

The route was under a lot of snow so protection was hard to find.

aldo56 08/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Developed my snow swimming technique.

alexm198 08/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Fun climb, bomber gear though it required considerable excavation. Good belays on the top. Did it in 2 pitches.

Fiona Reid 05/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 05/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Fiona led the difficulties on hl. I did the last pitch of Yukon jack and then easy snow to the top.

with Fiona
team fat belly 04/Jan/14 Lead

Reasonable condition with ice on the crux. The gear needs digging out a little.

with Chris
chrisallan 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Murilo Lessa 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with William Watson
Hidden 03/Jan/14 -
Hidden 02/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
simondunf 02/Jan/14 Lead

linked into hidden chimney

with caspar
saffy ?/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Oceanic ?/Jan/14 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Dunx 29/Dec/13 Lead
cpforbes 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Adamski1986 29/Dec/13 Lead

Enjoyable, second route of the day!

Brucemacrosson 29/Dec/13 AltLd

thick neve & good ice, a soft touch for the grade today

with Ewan Paterson
benny_m 26/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Su
Hidden 26/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Timothy Miller 22/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Scott G
Hidden 22/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/13 2nd
Carodashes 17/Dec/13 Lead
chewy098 ?/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
peter.herd 23/Nov/13 AltLd
with Tom Shaw
masa-alpin 23/Nov/13 2nd β

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.

with Chris Chef, Kyle
Mr. K 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

In two pitches. Finished up The Slant for pitch two.

fathobbit 23/Nov/13 2nd
with Mr. K
Webster 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

III 5 in todays conditions, very cruxy and well protected with easy walking between hard corners

jshields 09/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
jamesgr87 ?/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hugh Macgregor ?/Oct/13 2nd
DundeeDave 13/Apr/13 AltLd
with Ephraim
ClimbingGlen 01/Apr/13 AltLd dog

couple of inches of snow over good ice and neve, some pumpy moves!

Adrianw 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Did first couple of pitches of Haston Line then finished up Hidden Chimney. A good combination.

with Richard Pow
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Andy DB 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Will C
Alpenglow 16/Feb/13 Lead

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.

with Ben M, Pudding, NUMC
benkelsey 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

stiff pull around a rocky step.

with HPC
Matthew Robinson 14/Feb/13 Lead
with Joe
Rachel Slater 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S

First winter!

Olli-C 09/Feb/13 Lead O/S

First route in Scotland and hardest route yet. Fun, lots of snow covering everything made finding gear difficult.

Anna_wells 09/Feb/13 -
with TIM
Tim_Gomersall 09/Feb/13 AltLd
with ANNA
AlistairB 03/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with John H, Johan
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
ruairidhwad ?/Feb/13 2nd
with Tom Whitfield
robgixer ?/Feb/13 Lead
drobin ?/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Lead
Darrell Read 27/Jan/13 AltLd
robbiek 27/Jan/13 2nd
with Oliver Mentz, Darrell Read
j4star 27/Jan/13 AltLd
Luke Davies 27/Jan/13 AltLd
franksnb 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S

iced rocks with a dusting of snow!

with calum, crazy steven
Hidden 13/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Lead O/S
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd
with Neil Wightwick
robh14 ??/2013 2nd
PLM ??/2013 AltLd O/S
with Erik (foreskin), Herd it here
tomblankenstein 30/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with Bobby Pearson
BenFitzG 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Woodiee 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S

cracking route - bold condition with lots of icing and powder ontop but felt secure the whole way up

Hidden 18/Dec/12 2nd
rufus.duits 18/Dec/12 Solo
ferdia 18/Dec/12 Lead rpt
with Kev, Anne
Hidden 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
lcullum7 16/Dec/12 Lead O/S
justaddpowder 16/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 06/Dec/12 Lead O/S

All pitches

luckyjim 02/Dec/12 AltLd
with C Hossack, D Helm
piersnewton 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Rickrick ?/Dec/12 AltLd
youarearobot 01/Nov/12 2nd O/S

Cold, Clear conditions :D

with Alex Runicman
technick 19/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
el cholo 12/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Richard, Lucy
Hidden 11/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 05/Feb/12 -
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Lead
ferdia 05/Feb/12 2nd
with Joris
MarcusP 04/Feb/12 AltLd
with Callum, Libby
libby.southgate 04/Feb/12 2nd

Did in two pitches, Marcus led the first 60m and Callum the second. (slightly ran out of rope for the last 3m)

Hidden 04/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
lewiz 03/Feb/12 2nd O/S

John Pickles leading. First pitch worth doing, rest very so-so.

John Pickles 03/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Lewis Thompson
stratandrew 03/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

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

with Jim Symon
Hidden 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
jon_ridley 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

led crux pitch(es) and finished up hidden chimney. looking at photos now I think we had lean conditions

becoming-stranger 30/Jan/12 2nd O/S
groliver26 30/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
daWalt 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with TC
The Mountain Goat 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
Hidden 27/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
michael83 23/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

finished up the last pitch of Yukon Jack

Hannah Evans 22/Jan/12 AltLd
with Martyn Stott
Hidden 20/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Clay C 20/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Will A
Piers Harley 17/Jan/12 AltLd
with Jeremy Windsor, Paul Winder
ruggystunts 13/Jan/12 Lead
with Alen
Steven Andrews 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Only a covering of ice on the crux gave the route its full technical grade but good gear and very secure hooks. Great route.

with Arjan
Hidden 07/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Jan/12 -
Spongebob 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/12 AltLd
Gibson27 ?/Jan/12 -

Windy but pretty good conditions, a bit thin in places. Finished up The Slant.

Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Jonny Fart-Pants 20/Dec/11 Lead
kipman725 19/Dec/11 AltLd
Dunx 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Steve Holmes
Jbw 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/11 AltLd
Ian Jones 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Late start, calf injury flared up. Bit busy up there so logical option. Bit of a two move wonder on a claggy day.

with John Rosario
Sianny 15/Dec/11 2nd

loved the climb, great route :)

with steve
Dave Douglas 12/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

1 st half of Haston then finished up Hidden Chimney

freudy_love 12/Dec/11 2nd rpt
with Dave Douglas
riven 10/Dec/11 AltLd

Lean conditions, maybe III, 5. Finished up corner right of the messenger at about III, 4.

oliverk 10/Dec/11 AltLd
with Joe
Elsier 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Koon
Koon 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Elsie
Hidden 04/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
CacCarnBeag 04/Dec/11 AltLd

lead pitch 1

with Sinclair, Sam
samwillo 04/Dec/11 AltLd
with Lairig Climbing Club
MrRiley 03/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Rob pitch 1, me pitch 2 to the base of Hidden Chimney. Good but tricky conditions with iced cracks and powder. IV, 4 today.

Hidden ?/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Feb/11 2nd
stevebarratt 05/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/11 2nd
benjaminireland 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S

In good condition, Gets a IV,4 in the new cairngorms guide

with William Hawkins
willhawkins 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S

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.

MPSBunny 29/Jan/11 AltLd

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 :)]

Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
theotherpetehill 27/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Griff87 26/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

thin climbing conditions but a quality route, finished up top of Yukon Jack which was also a quality climb

with Tom Anderson, Jamie Hawton
jhawton 26/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom Anderson, Griff
mistertees 24/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Batt 21/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

P1&3 me, p2&4 James Inc crux. Fun. Pretty thin but enough ice about.

Hoyes 21/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Good conditions. Difficulties short lived and well protected. First grade 4 lead.

freudy_love 07/Jan/11 Lead O/S

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!

with Stevie Addison, Jimmy Addison
Hidden 06/Jan/11 -
Betha. 04/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Neil D
Neil D 04/Jan/11 Lead rpt
Alastair MacSween 03/Jan/11 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Rob84 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Si White
Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd
steve-grigg ?/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
newtonmore ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
bridget143 31/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

I led P1, Matt P2, me P3

with Matt Freear
The_Boy_ODwyer 21/Dec/10 AltLd
with JP, Tom
JdotP 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with James O'Dwyer, Tom Bishop
Tile Diver 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

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!!

with Ivan Tait
Hidden 23/Nov/10 2nd O/S
KeithW 22/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led to just below The Slant, Nath came through & then we soloed to top.

with Nathan White
t_stork 14/Nov/10 AltLd


with Steve Walls
Hidden 14/Nov/10 AltLd
Hidden 14/Nov/10 AltLd
niallk 14/Nov/10 AltLd

Ignominious failure at the crux. Sent Willie up for a try who pulled over but was "within a baw-hair of sacking it".

with Willie
lachlan ?/Nov/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/10 AltLd
TomKingston 21/Mar/10 Lead
Ann S 14/Feb/10 2nd
with Foggy and Carole
cas smerdon 14/Feb/10 2nd

snow soft

with foggy, Ann Shaw
mark20 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Ollie B 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
lizzie_malc 07/Feb/10 AltLd
with Charlotte Simmons, Emily Ward
Hidden 07/Feb/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 04/Feb/10 Solo
Cacyn 02/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with John Jackson
Hidden ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
rossn ??/2010 Lead O/S

Nice route but straightforward

with Nick Bryan
Hidden 29/Dec/09 AltLd
Greg Boswell 21/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah Boswell
dj_brigham05 20/Dec/09 AltLd rpt
nicjbuk 16/Dec/09 AltLd
barni 11/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Mock student, not very wintery

with Kenny
HIGHTOWER 08/Mar/09 2nd
with Joey, Tim
LakesWinter 08/Mar/09 AltLd

A few very tricky moves in the middle of an otherwise pleasant II/III! The weather was foul too.

with gustav
Gustav 08/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Backed off crux and pointed Matt at it!

with Matt G
joeydurkin 08/Mar/09 AltLd

Had to back of crux and get Tim to lead it after waiting around getting pretty damn cold.

Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead
Ken Applegate 26/Jan/09 Lead

Quite banked out.

with Dave Kirby
stuaart 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Stewart did all the hard stuff. Bit of a one move wonder in the conditions we did it...

with Stewart Whiting
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead
Ste Ridd 24/Jan/09 2nd

Second corner move is the crux.

adamscottthomas 21/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 03/Jan/09 AltLd
with Adam
John Pickles ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Randles
Neil D ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
windy100 ??/2009 -
rossn ??/2009 -
d_meacher 20/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Mark Walter ?/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

got a IV,4 in my guide and felt it deserved it

Hidden 22/Nov/08 AltLd
frecro 30/Oct/08 AltLd

had to ab off after first pitch due to difficulties and deterioating conditions

with t_stork
Alastair MacSween 01/Apr/08 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
jazzyjackson 14/Mar/08 Lead

Some clearing of sugary snow needed today, but some great torquing and hooking with frozen turf higher up made for a good route.

with Tully
Jim Slater 08/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/08 -
akhughes ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
abbeywall ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Mr Powly 07/Feb/08 AltLd

Very, very wet

jamie0510 02/Feb/08 2nd dnf

First real winter climb, basically dry tooling but with lots of powdery snow. Good fun though!

with Alex Pickard, David Brigham
dj_brigham05 02/Feb/08 AltLd dnf

Poor Conditions, backed off to make it back for dinner

with Alex Pickard, Jamie Nicholson
RobScotland 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

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.

with Steve
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
CurlyStevo ??/2008 AltLd
morsy 30/Dec/07 AltLd

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).

with gerhard mors
Hidden 21/Mar/07 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 21/Mar/07 AltLd

took a weird variation finish up to the slant, along a traverse right from the standard left slanting ramp, and up some fractured slabs

Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/07 AltLd
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 21/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 30/Jul/06 Solo

As a rock route

Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/06 Lead O/S
andrewbooth1000 18/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Pete Baillie
Ken Applegate ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with Ryan Glass
theflyingpaddy ??/2006 -
Captain Solo 19/Nov/05 AltLd
with Karl
oor wullie ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Neil
mrtom 03/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Mike Moss
Hidden 28/Dec/03 AltLd O/S
Gman ?/Feb/03 AltLd O/S
with Carl
mike.moss ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/02 AltLd
AndyP 15/Feb/02 AltLd O/S

The corner is awkward.

with Jamie
Jamie Simpson 15/Feb/02 AltLd O/S

Good condition, short sharp crux.

with Numerous, Andy porter
konacol 10/Feb/02 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead
steveP ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Frank Popham
Hidden ?/Jun/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
smithaldo ?/Feb/98 AltLd O/S

Think it was a III then, but felt quite hard only my third route though.

with tom matthew
pingora 23/Feb/97 AltLd O/S
with Sammy D
Hidden 01/Jan/97 Lead O/S
tlr 09/Mar/96 AltLd
with Chris Harvey
Hidden 01/Feb/95 -
Hidden 22/Dec/94 AltLd
pingora 27/Nov/93 Lead
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