Route Major*** IV 5
[Happy after the crux tapered chimney on Route Major, Carn Etchachan, with the Shelterstone behind, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Happy after the crux tapered chimney on Route Major, Carn Etchachan, with the Shelterstone behind © hwackerhage
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 49 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/15

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/15 with graham boistelle

Simon Yearsley - AltLd - 14/Jan/14 with Neil Silver

GordonAinslie - AltLd - Jan/14

prcleary - 2014

GordonAinslie - 2014

Some annoying fresh powder to clear but some useful ice in the grooves that made it a little less nerve-wracking.
Captain Solo - Solo - 08/Apr/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 05/Mar/13 with Kevin

Fantastic route although weather was a bit damp and mild with things melting as the day went on. First day of a great weekend being guided by Kevin.
colin fagan - 2nd - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/13

What an amazing day and amazing climb....and a snowy owl as well
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Ben Tibbetts

epic day. last pitch in the dark. lead all cruxes p's: 1,3,5
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Darren Lincoln, Jake Young

Big day, Ben crushed the crux, obtained a little help from friends to extend a pitch.
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Darren, Ben

consolation route
Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/13

alasdair19 - 2013

Good nick. Sustained at grade.
sparbus - AltLd - 13/Dec/12 with mike b

Scored an early season classic!
MattKnox - 2nd - 05/Nov/12

Katy Nelson - 07/Feb/12 with Tania

Did the alternative start from near the base of Red Guard to the base of the crux chimney in 1 long pitch. Great route in a great setting.
MonkeyDawson - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Simon Smith, Bob Foster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12

konacol - AltLd - 29/Jan/12 with Robert McMurray

steev - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Andy Buckley

Brilliant route: the initial chimney and the overhang/groove pitch of The Battlements were particularly good, but even the easy ground was interesting.
andybuckley - AltLd - 28/Jan/12 with Steve Crawford

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Marko Duksi - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/11

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with jerry millichip, bomber harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/11

t_stork - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with Steve Walls

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/11

Drew M - AltLd - Feb/11 with Kane Chandler

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/11

Bit bare v little snow on chimney pitch.
bsavage - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Beau Fraser, Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/11

graeme gatherer - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

newtonmore - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

P1 and P4 was mine, Pat lead P2,3,5. An awesome day out and a really worth while route, would of been even better if conditions had been favourable. 1st crux is amazing climbing and the other crux pitches are slightly easier but still interesting and varied. Happy Days
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Pat Ingram

reasonable nick
John Workman - AltLd - 10/Mar/10 with Mark II

Good conditions, some ice in the battlements, a 4* route.
crowberry gully - 2nd - 13/Feb/10 with Andy Nisbet

blouise - 13/Feb/10 with lyndsey mackay

lyndseymackay - Feb/10

Alco-nomic - AltLd - Jan/10 with Geoff, Andy Wardle

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

epic. long route for a shrot but nice day. last 2 pitches climbed in darkness.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with stuart

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with ryan

Epic! Got off route high up as there was so much rime and very little gear. Walked back across the plateau in the dark with a white out!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/09 with Duncan Curry

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/09 with Al Benson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/09

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Alex

Shaw did the hard bits!
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 24/Jan/09 with Shaw Brown

Employed an unpaid guide (Loz) to clear away all the powder and find the placements, made life much simpler!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Jan/09 with peter metcalfe

NeilGriffiths - 02/Jan/09 with Adam

Superb loved it mixed climbing is great. 'on the 7th day god created frozen turf'
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/09 with Neil Griffiths

windy100 - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Dec/08

jimdanson - AltLd - 15/Mar/08 with dan middleton

mighty fine
danm - AltLd - 15/Mar/08 with Jim Danson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/08

Three-star route, four-star experience.
Jamie B - AltLd - 24/Jan/08 with Stuart Burns

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with neil adams

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Andy Inglis

niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/07 with Mark R

Hidden - 2007

mux - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Simon Frost

Scotsken - Dec/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/06

kato'sdad - 2nd - 25/Feb/06 with Giles Trussel

david morse - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with chris todd

sgl - AltLd - 26/Nov/05 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/05

dangates - 2005 with Derek Bain

frost - AltLd - Feb/04 with D Garry

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - 03/Dec/03 with Andy Hyslop

Paul Figg - AltLd - 15/Mar/03

zero six - AltLd O/S - 2003

Excellent wild route with sporting return over the plateau in the dark
markharro - AltLd - 2002 with Allan

Lots of powder
Dave Kerr - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/01 with Richard Jewell

my first IV,5 lead
plain kitten - 2000

prcleary - AltLd - 2000

ArnaudG - AltLd - 13/Feb/99 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/99

Grezza - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Epic sunny day with deep powder (should have gone skiing) The climb took ages due to snow conditions aand we were late getting back to the car 10pm where Jurgen was waiting!!
Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Mar/96 with Graham Penny

nickdonohue - AltLd - 06/Mar/96 with Caley Latham

Great Day out
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 26/Feb/95 with Richard Dibley

TheAndyBarker - AltLd - Jan/92

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 16/Jan/88 with Chris Czech

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Dec/87

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

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