Traversed the ridge W->E, ascended to main traverse via South Ridge. Slushy snow below 700m due to rain and relatively warm temperatures. Wandered a short way along the Northern Pinnacles before turning back and heading across the main ridge. Snow along the ridge was very solid/icy on windward side, softer on the leeward. Large cornices overhanging N. face, probably stable but I wouldn't risk it. Descended off far western face towards the path through the valley. Scree field was a slushy nightmare, but seemed (probably mistakenly) like it would be easier than descending the steep, banked out upper section of the gully.
SkylarLobdell - 28/Feb/15 with Peter
Trace - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/15
Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15
Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/15
Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/15
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/15
Chrismith - Solo - 14/Feb/15 with Shane
Soft unconsolidated snow. Back pain. Cracking weather, great views.
Mr.Billiams - 03/Jan/15 with Russell
Hidden - Jan/15
plain kitten - 2015
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 29/Dec/14
Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/14 with James matthews, Ally Hurst
Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/14
jimmatthews - Solo - 02/Dec/14 with Ally Hurst, Sam Simpson
ross brinson - Solo - 02/Mar/14 with Devin Farkas
alex toomey - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/14
Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/14
The Big Sender - Solo - 01/Mar/14
Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14
Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Miles, Harry Newmark, Jason Horrocks, Ed Venables, Tom E, Jamie Sparkes
Hidden - Solo - 01/Mar/14
The conclusion to a long, but amazing day.
alexmcmillan - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Max Scherer
Excellent day out, some nice little steps. Grade 1 terrain but II exposure I think.
JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Yummicks, Tom Eadington, Liam Ingram
Mike.Kinge - Solo - 01/Mar/14 with Andrew Dowsett
Found this fucking scary. With Liam etc. (Team Blue)
Edvenables - Solo O/S - Mar/14
HarryNewmark - Solo - Mar/14
easers - Solo - 19/Feb/14 with Doug
Dougbart - Solo - 19/Feb/14 with Iain
Very banked out. Hard work getting onto the ridge.
prog99 - Solo - 14/Feb/14 with Fiona
Silly amounts of snow but a fantastic day out.
Fiona Reid - Solo - 14/Feb/14
Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/14
Just really awesome.
Quallim - Solo - 08/Feb/14 with Cameron Spooner, The Welsh Dwarf
The Pinnacles are bit dicey to descend unroped, from east to west anyway. Wonderful day out. Thanks to Les Bates for lift home.
ollie1 - Lead - Feb/14
Hidden - Feb/14
Topped out from a solo of Central Trinity Gully and the views along the ridge were stunning, couldn't resist the traverse. Variable conditions - full winter for much of the ridge but sections of bare grass and rock as well.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/14
Moved together throughout,
Daniel Sutherland - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/14 with Stephen Mckenzie
Tom Last - Solo - 11/Jan/14 with Chester
crustypunkuk - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Stunning alpine day in great conditions. Moved together across the pinnacles
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Dave Marshall
Fantastic day out!
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Dave Riley
Roger & Mike
hwackerhage - 27/Apr/13
Hidden - 12/Apr/13
Neil Adams - 01/Apr/13 with Elizabeth
Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Sarah Laing
A fantastic alpine day, clear blue sky and very little wind.
John HW - 31/Mar/13 with Cath
Climberwales - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Olly Roberts
ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Piers Newton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13
Hidden - 10/Mar/13
Excellent condition, done with the turf ridge start on the left of the large gully. Actual ridge section only about grade one. Awesome day out!
Euan Strachan - Solo - 10/Mar/13 with Matt Dooner
An Alpine day
goatee - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Patrick Price
innes - Solo - 22/Feb/13 with Ruth
easers - Solo - 21/Feb/13
Brilliant weather and conditions upto the technical section, which had very limited snow. Brilliant long day out.
Zoomer - Solo - 20/Feb/13
First Winter Ridge. Fantastic day out.
i8kopites - 2nd - 20/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/13
first half up to 1st munro in perfect neve. pinnicles were quite bare. superb weather
punj - Solo - 18/Feb/13 with Russell Shanks
Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/13
Gman - Solo - 12/Feb/13 with Gareth Thomas
johnrich - Solo - 20/Jan/13
PAJames - 12/Jan/13
radioshed - Solo - 12/Jan/13 with dave s
Ross Young - Solo O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Marnoch
David Stevens - Solo - 12/Jan/13 with Matt Craig
mhamiltonj - Solo - 12/Jan/13 with Ross Y
Very little snow, some rime on the highest peaks, more like a summers day
pwb1981 - Solo - 10/Jan/13
Alastair MacSween - 2013
yorkshiresherpa - 30/Dec/12
Andy Moles - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with Ferdia
ferdia - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with Andy
Early season.Powder snow,no verglas and no neve. Perfect weather conditions.Fantastic ridge traverse.
captain_reindeer - 02/Dec/12 with Alastair Grantham
A traverse in winter with around 10cm fresh snow but unlikely to qualify as a winter traverse. Splendid day. Skirted the pinnacles.
mikesuth - Lead - 05/Mar/12 with Andrew James
Hidden - Solo - 03/Mar/12
Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/12
Hidden - Solo - 15/Jan/12
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jan/12
georgemax - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd - 2012
Terrible snow pack conditions. Powdered snow on bare rock. The little bit of frozen turf couldn't give me confidence over the large amount of windslab breaking up when crossing tops of gullies. Needs a good freeze-thaw cycle to be stable.
Ross Young - Solo dnf - 17/Dec/11 with Rubi HWUMC, Anders HWUMC, Emma HWUMC
aimees - Solo - Nov/11
Hidden - Mar/11
Not great snow conditions but, even so, still a tremendous day out.
chris_j_s - Solo - 22/Feb/11 with David Beadle, Catherine Speakman
Great Mountaineering Day
rob1 - Solo - 22/Feb/11
Lovely day great views massive potential !
unbezonking - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/11 with nic, ana, lyndsey, johnno and Roddie
Lovely day, could see Harris & Lewis and a nice easy sliding desent
rodders24 - Solo - 21/Feb/11 with Lindsey, Nicola Smith, Anna, Jonny Young, Alistair Gray
tev - Solo β - 21/Feb/11 with Alan B
Monkey_Alan - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/11 with Thomas Vaughan
climbed in excellent conditions with john, daz and the laird of eastby
spoony84 - 20/Feb/11
Straight after George, superb day.
t_stork - Solo - 19/Feb/11 with John, Finlay, Rory Brown, Marcus Brown
CacCarnBeag - Solo - 19/Feb/11 with Marcus Brown, Rory Brown, John Eccles, Tom Stork
Hidden - Solo - 19/Feb/11
Hidden - 18/Feb/11
Also done in Feb 05.
Andrew Barker - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/11 with John Barker
sparbus - Solo - 29/Jan/11 with dave porter, simon clark
Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Jan/11
jonnie3430 - Solo - 06/Jan/11 with Carol
Carol Goodall - Solo - 06/Jan/11 with Jonnie Williams
Superb alpine-style ridge. Moved together the whole way with occasional waist belays.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Tim N
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with patrick
adie84 - 2011
oliverk - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Sean Kelly - 2011
bad weather, minimum vis and on New Years Eve!
Marq - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/10 with Chris Billington
Hidden - Solo - 07/Mar/10
lizzie_malc - Solo - 07/Mar/10 with Emily Ward
Fairly wet snow but brilliant with sunny spells and never too hard.
fall-line - 06/Mar/10 with Alex Tuck
rfdl100 - 02/Mar/10 with Joris
Col Kingshott - AltLd - Mar/10
Joris.Roulleau - Mar/10 with Michael Hopert
Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 28/Feb/10 with Jody Knight, Kevin O'Neale
mark and i alternated leads on a rope while AW and GW were the lead rope. stunningly beautiful day and good solid conditions. taken as a whole, a hard II.
andy hunter - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with mark
Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/10
Ian JL - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/10
Ian JL - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/10
Ross Young - Solo dnf - 23/Jan/10 with Emma HWUMC, Matt HWUMC
With Dave & Phil. Roped second for tricky step onto ridge but otherwise solo. Weather was forgiving but visability disapointingly poor.
Briwi - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10
LRB - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10 with Dave Pilgrim, Garry Smith, Mike Gray
alancash100 - Solo - 2010
Hidden - 2010
malc - Solo - 12/Apr/09 with Martin and Paul
Moved together for most of the pinnicles. Occasionally stopped for short pitches. Wild weather. Got blown over by spindrift at one point.
bigbobbyking - 29/Mar/09 with Peter Hill
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/09
melville18 - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/08 with claire melville
melville18 - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/08 with claire melville
HamishD - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/08 with gerard, will, phil
atyson1 - 04/Mar/08
Captain Solo - Solo - 15/Jan/08
Ken Applegate - 2008
brianrunner - Solo - 24/Mar/07 with martina
nakedave - Solo - Mar/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/07
mortimea - Lead - 11/Jan/07 with Matt Fisher
Sandy Simpson - Solo - 2007
Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Mar/06
Stuart Macfarlane - Solo - 18/Feb/06 with Anne-Marie
ayuplass - Solo - Feb/06 with dave
DavPk - 21/Jan/06 with Romain Rebut
Richard Holowka - Solo - Jun/05
Joe Nunn - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with stevious
Done with arm broken 2 weeks before
sgl - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/04 with Konnie and Matt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/04
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 28/Feb/04 with Fergal
Gman - Solo O/S - Feb/04 with Carl, Rich, James
Hidden - Jun/03
Hidden - Solo - 17/Feb/02
Hidden - 25/Feb/96
not full winter conditions
niall_mac - Solo - Feb/96
Student trip staying at Ling Hut, fresh snow down to nearly sea level. East to west and apart from scary moment at crest of initial ascent, seemed easy at the time. Luc Chaverot said "verree gooood".
nick everett - 1994
Hidden - Solo - 26/Dec/89
Stuart S - Solo - Nov/89 with Nigel Eastmond and Ian Robertson
Hidden - Solo - 27/Dec/88
nickcanute - Solo - Mar/87
Iain Thow - Solo - 22/Dec/83