Took a bit of digging around to find axe/gear placements, but well worth it.
Manc88 - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/15 with pipmccarthy
Led the direct, and chimney pitch.
grady_9 - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/15
Thin conditions, especially for first pitch which was hard for the feet but plenty of gear. Upper chimney had a little more ice and snow and was a good finish. Windy and snowy!
QuicNic - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/15
Calum3610 - 2nd - 01/Mar/15 with QuicNic
Tricky first pitch!
alifin - 26/Feb/15 with Ken Doyle, Niall Hed
andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/15
Great pro, poor foot placements. Seriously hard weather brutalized us. Scotland eh?
glaramara - Lead - 17/Feb/15 with james
Walked in to a stiff wind gusting at 50 (ish) mph. Had the whole crag to ourselves!
Piers Harley - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Jeremy Windsor
first route of the grade so don't really know how it ranks in difficulty, but couple of stiff pulls at the start and then nice sustained moves above, would have liked a bit more snow/ice towards the top but tons of gear can be found! top effort by lewis on his first ever winter pitch, top chimney felt a little disappointing after the first pitch
pete1993 - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Lewis Parsons
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/15
Matt Boyd - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/15 with Paul Swail, Michael Campbell
HarryNewmark - 2nd - 26/Jan/15
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jan/15
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jan/15
Climbed as part of a Glenmore Lodge course. Bomber hooks and gear, but surprisingly poor feet
calumhicks - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/15
First Grade IV! Lead P1 and 3. P1 was sustained and finding feet was quite tricky (or I'm not used to it) so was super psyched topping out. Top pitch was great as well, quality day!
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Alistair Lee
Led first pitch. Fair bit of powder
J_Trottet - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/15 with Greg
awesome route, both the direct start and the top pitch of the original route! nice start to the season!
conditions- what snow there was, was very powdery.
Tom Redmond - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/15 with Joshua Willett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/15
Stiff start, then reasonable but sustained.
niallk - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Willie
Top lead from Hester!! Really thin!!
aljones91 - 2nd - 12/Jan/15 with Ben hester
Eireannach - 2nd - Jan/15
plain kitten - 2015
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Dec/14
jamesgr87 - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/14
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/14
Good start to the season!
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/14 with Rob Reglinski, Andy Harrison
Good first pitch, well led by David. Bomber turf in the upper reaches.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/14
mrbird - Lead - 05/Dec/14 with steve
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/14 with James matthews
Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 05/Dec/14 with Mike Lea
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/14 with Sam Simpson
great pitch of climbing!
Nath93 - 2nd - 03/Dec/14
Thin but definitely winter.
Cameron94 - Lead - 03/Dec/14
flett53 - 2nd O/S - Apr/14
Hidden - Feb/14
Banked out with ice and neve today. Felt more like grade III.
andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/14 with Bob Wilson
Bob1984 - 2nd rpt - 16/Jan/14 with Andrew Broadway
aebewick - 2nd - 15/Jan/14
Pete Rigby - AltLd rpt - 14/Jan/14 with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 14/Jan/14 with Peter Rigby
Lots of snow well banked out. Ewan lead first picth
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/14 with Ewan
Adam led P1, Jim led P2. P1 banked out and seemed easy (good gear still available)
adam clarke - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with James Hulme
again! very diffent this time, much more straight forward
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 12/Jan/14 with Bex
Finished on Jacobs edge
aljones91 - 2nd - 12/Jan/14
Dunx - Lead - 05/Jan/14 with Myles Dalzell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/14
Followed. Not much ice, only snow but still interesting. Easy.
Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/14 with William Watson
Great lead by Rob, lots of digging required! Climbed as far as 'the slant'. Then up 'frozen assets' instead of hidden chimney. Oops..
prwalker - 2nd - 04/Jan/14 with wupert, Will Cook
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
GordonAinslie - 2014
Led pitches 1 & 3, Drew led 2, great start to the season. Some ice and neve, with lots of nice technical mixed moves, straight into it on first move from the belay. Good gear available all the way. Didn't finish through chimney, went right of it up a steep and more technical section with some really great moves. Topped out in the sun, perfect!
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Drew Connelly
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Rob Harding
cpforbes - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13
Quality!! 1st and 3rd pitch, Pete led the snow field.
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Peter Forbes
bullwinkle - 2nd rpt - 29/Dec/13 with Tom Lambert
Brilliant. Good neve and ice but a very delicate start. Finished up Jacob's Edge.
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 26/Dec/13 with Mike
Just enough ice/neve on the route to give some good placements although I found the 1st step from the belay difficult to protect.
Mike-W-99 - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Fiona
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 22/Dec/13 with Fiona
petereynolds - AltLd - 22/Dec/13 with Stu
A little bit of wind.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Mark G
gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/13 with Dave Gillen, Pete Cuthil
First proper winter route, found it hard. Climbed with Leo, David. I led the second pitch. Strong winds at the top and descended in near darkness.
Keelan McNulty - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/13 with David Maddison, Leo Grabowski
Lead first pitch but had to rest after getting pumped on first hard move. Then lead last pitch of the chimney.
leo-z-g - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/13 with Keelan McNulty, Maddy
Leo lead the first pitch
maddy92 - AltLd - 17/Dec/13
justaddpowder - Lead - 16/Dec/13
Hidden - Lead - Dec/13
edjenkins - 2nd dog - Dec/13 with Mark Madge
Wojttek - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Danii
Hidden - 24/Nov/13
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13
A fantastic pitch in excellent condition. Thought the slabby section was nails!
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Debbie Lee
John McKenna - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with lukemcphee
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/13
jshields - Lead - 09/Nov/13 with Jeff Ingman
lukemcphee - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/13
Hugh Macgregor - 2nd - Oct/13 with David Webster
Pretty good mixed routes!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Lee P
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/13
Second climb of the day. I'd put it at III(4) if honest. First pitch is short and well protected. The rest of the route probably II/III. Absolutely superb weather though.
rossn - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with Nick Bryan
took David and Calum up this as their first ever winter pitch. Sheffield One, Snecta Zero.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with HPC
Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 09/Feb/13 with Mark Chadwick
Anna_wells - 09/Feb/13 with TIM
Tim_Gomersall - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with ANNA
kj001 - 2nd - 06/Feb/13 with Phil Dowthwaite
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/13
Led second pitch.
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Liam Brown
AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with John H, Johan
Bob1984 - 2nd - 01/Feb/13
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - Feb/13
robgixer - Lead - Feb/13
P1. Dave finished up Jacob's edge
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/13
Lead all pitches. Far better conditions than the previous day v- good neve and turf not covered in 8" of powder!! Enjoyable route and the direct start didn't feel overly difficult.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/13 with Sarah Acheson, Luke Cullum
lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/13 with Sarah Acheson, Ky Aizawa
PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Jon McCune
James S - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/13 with stu
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Jonathan Richards
edmitchell - Lead rpt - 12/Jan/13 with Emma Rowe, kitty duncan
emmarowe - 2nd - 12/Jan/13 with ed mitchell
SarahA - 2nd - Jan/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/13
wheelsucker - 2013
Jacks20 - AltLd - 2013 with Neil Wightwick
Hidden - 2013
robh14 - 2nd - 2013
Really good, was thin yet felt easy for IV.
gripped01 - Lead - 30/Dec/12 with Liz Robinson
Rich God 3 - 2nd - 30/Dec/12 with Mike B
Scott Rankin - AltLd - 29/Dec/12
kelliroberts3 - Lead - 29/Dec/12 with Peter Rigby
Escaped after first pitch due to traffic
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/12 with Kelli Roberts
Phoebus - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/12
justaddpowder - Lead - 18/Dec/12 with Ben fitzgerald
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/12
David Stevens - AltLd - 15/Dec/12 with Ruslan Aizatulin, Matt Craig
radioshed - AltLd - 15/Dec/12 with Ruslan, dave s
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/12
gregor - 10/Dec/12
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/12 with Andy
Nice. Led 2 (and a bit more I had to downclimb, having underestimated the amount of rope consumed on the traverse). Thoroughly blasted by spindrift in upper reaches; surprised to top out into relative calm.
timday - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/12 with FionaM, ChrisA
Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 09/Dec/12 with David Forster
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Dec/12
Hidden - Lead - 06/Dec/12
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/12 with Piers Newton
Led 1 + 3
abbeywall - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with K
piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Olly Roberts
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Dec/12
John Workman - AltLd - 30/Nov/12 with Phil T
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/12
adw07 - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Findlay
CacCarnBeag - 2nd - 03/Nov/12 with Andy
Jamie B - AltLd - 27/Oct/12 with Andy Nisbet
Matthew Robinson - 22/Feb/12 with ben
Beaut day. Beaut conditions (even though it didn't look it from below)
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Andy
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Ferdia
el cholo - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Richard, Lucy
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Feb/12
First pitch then abbed off as couldnt be arsed queing for the remaining grade 3 bit.
sneaks - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with janey
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead - 05/Feb/12
John Pickles leading. First pitch only. Dry tooling.
lewiz - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/12
John Pickles - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/12 with Lewis Thompson
grp - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/12 with mungo nash
Hidden - Feb/12
First move problematic
Strachan - 2nd RP - Feb/12
al jackson - 2nd - Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12
Gordon Lacey - AltLd rpt - 29/Jan/12
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with adam booth
Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Ed Mitchell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12
michael83 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with Mark Mosgrove
GaryK - AltLd - 23/Jan/12 with Karlis Berdarlis
Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/12
Awesome climb! Conditions were ok. Route very popular! Five parties there, although almost no queing.
Alor_lab - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Stephen Barrass
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12
Euan Strachan - 2nd β - 20/Jan/12 with Emily Roo
ruggystunts - Lead - 14/Jan/12 with Alen
ross brinson - 2nd - 13/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Jan/12
First Scottish route!
Edvin m - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12
Lean by the end of the climb due to an increasing strong, mild wind! a higher grade today than the guidebook susgests.
Daniel Sutherland - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Lachlan Macleod
Very enjoyable climbing, huge hooks all the way.
Lamb - Lead - 06/Jan/12
steev - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Alex P
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/12
Hidden - Lead - Jan/12
A really good proper mixed pitch requiring a full repertoire of techniques with good gear when you needed it most. Tricky sections interspersed with rest ledges. Slightly iffy smeary footholds on the slabby right wall would improve under iced conditions.
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Stewart Munro
telemarker - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Paul Freudenthal
Me P1, Lewis P3, walked across P2.
Quite pokey without any helpful neve on P1 - hooky, teetery slabs. Yikes. Top pitch going about II,4. All sorts of weirdness but solid gear.
Hay - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/11 with Lewis
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/11
Second winter route. Lead snow traverse pitch.
peter.herd - 2nd - 18/Dec/11 with Steve Walls
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Dec/11
machars - AltLd - 17/Dec/11 with Bjorn Verduijn
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/11
Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Dec/11
Hidden - 11/Dec/11
We climbed the alternative direct start as there was a team on the 'normal' direct.
John Workman - 11/Dec/11 with Mark II
Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/11
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with sam radcliffe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11
Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Conor
In the dark. moved together after the first pitch.
samrad - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with tom livingstone
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Dec/11
glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/11 with stuart burns
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/11
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Dec/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/11
Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/11
jonskippy - 2nd - 01/Mar/11 with Joey
joeydurkin - Lead - 01/Mar/11 with Jonney
Hidden - Mar/11
Lean conditions, but the direct start relies upon hooks and torks anyway, a bit harder than it looks from the ground, excellent climbing though!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/11 with Rossi
Enjoyable climbing, safe and awesome hooks.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with Gwilym Starks
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/11
Good 1st pitch- not a soft touch. Finished up the slant due to the chimney being jam packed as per usual.
willhawkins - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Feb/11
Hidden - Lead - Feb/11
nickcanute - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with tim parkinson
Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/11
AndyL - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Adam Russell
Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11
theotherpetehill - 2nd - 28/Jan/11 with jacob davies
kieranlivett - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11 with nick valente, james.peter
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11
Finished up the Slant and a variety of other made up routes to the plateau, due to traffic on Hidden Chimney
goingupintheworld - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Tom J
Aufton - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Greg Nunn
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Neil C
chapmand - AltLd - 09/Jan/11 with Guy Wilson
Guy Wilson - 09/Jan/11 with Dave Chapman
david morse - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/11 with andy psyche, katie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/11
BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with steve peatfield
Led first, then we finished straight up between Hidden Chimney and Jacob's Edge due to traffic in the chimney.
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with spike
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/11
Hidden - Lead - Jan/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
newtonmore - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/10
Led 1st pitch. 2nd pitch had steep rocky section, loads of spindrift too.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Nathan White
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/10
Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Nov/10
AMarchant - Lead - 16/Nov/10 with Frank Palmer, Ally Hurst
joeydurkin - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/10 with Patch
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Nov/10
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Nov/10
in summer conditions, in trainers, all over the place routewise, but I think this is the closest to where i went.
Steeve - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/10
whispering nic - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/10
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/10 with Andrew Morton
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/10
Andy led first and second pitch as one, I led top pitch
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/10 with Andy Nisbet
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - 2010
buzby78 - AltLd - 14/Dec/09 with McGeek
joeydurkin - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Patch, Graham K
Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 11/Dec/09 with Phil Warriner
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/09
lead pitches 1 and 3. no ice, lots of digging!
frecro - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/09 with Emily
Jamie B - Lead - Dec/09 with Graham Boistelle
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/09
bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/09 with Bart
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/09
suunto12 - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/09 with Dad, Giles
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09
Awesome pitch. Finished up Jacob's Edge as Hidden Chimney itself was being tackled by another rope of 3.
groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/09 with Chris
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Feb/09
cavemancolumbus - AltLd - Feb/09 with Lauren
dave_tomlin - Feb/09 with Tom Evans
good sustained first pitch with loads of hooks and good gear. climbing eases off after this. wild day!
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/09 with stuart
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/09 with ryan
First pitch only
Dougie Harvey - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Tom Simmons
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09
Alastair MacSween - Lead - 24/Jan/09 with Graham Hunter
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 21/Jan/09 with Andy Wardle
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/09
D.Russell - AltLd - 17/Jan/09 with Adam
Alex Hofmann - 2009
Hidden - AltLd - 2009
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/08
mgeek - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Neill Busby
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/08
Direct start to access Hiden Chimney. Excellent start even if a bit scrappy. Ice thin and very little if any turf obvious.
griffter - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Ginger (guide)
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/08
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jan/08
Hidden - 12/Jan/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/08
roryifinlay - 2nd - Jan/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/08
markjarvie - Lead O/S - 2008 with robert durran
Fultonius - AltLd - 30/Dec/07 with Malcolm Airey
Well good route and my first proper mixed, no ice to speak of but great hocking/torquing all the way and the odd sketchy mantel. Build up was starting on the chimney, tho we went under the choke stone, lol. Great fun.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Neil Mackenzie
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Dec/07
tasty mixed first pitch then good chimney finish, loved the under-chockstone funky backwards hook :-)
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd - 08/Dec/07 with Andy
Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Nov/07 with Graham Penny
Hidden - Lead - 12/Nov/07
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/07
Hidden - 2007
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007
chicken88 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/06 with Eric Piere
Thought it was a bit hard for III
BenTiffin - Lead - Feb/06
Hidden - Lead - 04/Dec/05
akhughes - Lead O/S - Dec/05
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/05 with James
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/05
Hidden - Lead - Feb/02
Hidden - Lead - Feb/01
Hidden - 22/Feb/00
graeme gatherer - 2000