Done in 3 pitches following line of least resistance. All pretty banked out and easier than III in these conditions. Belay at the end of pitch 2 was superb! Big cornice on West Gully but this route avoids it.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Paul Davies, Rob
Decent nick but ice too thin for screws
BnB - 13/Feb/15
dakidunn - AltLd - 13/Feb/15 with Julian Goddard
great conditions. Taxus looked lean - hard but do-able. Amazing weather
Ewanski - 27/Dec/14 with Bruce M
Hidden - Solo - 25/Dec/14
Walked (waded) into corrie with an open mind to find it blootered with snow. Decided on STH as a reasonably safe(er)option.
I climbed this last year and thought I would be happy to solo it. Not this time - the whole route was covered in 2ft of snow which was unconsolidated. It made for an interesting climb. The crux traverse was a 70 degree slope. Great fun though. No cornice to worry about unlike West Gully and Taxus. Taxus was loaded with deep snow and the exit at the top looked very steep and almost vertical with a big build up at the notch.
wheelsucker - Lead - 18/Feb/14 with George Cragg
Hidden - 12/Mar/13
frecro - 02/Feb/13 with Andy Ruck
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/13
Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Brilo
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/13
Did variation second pitch, following a corner on the left then avoiding a steep corner (peg at bottom) via a bulge on the left. Same grade I think.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12 with Andy
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12
wheelsucker - AltLd - 11/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo - 10/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo - 11/Feb/12
jack_eadie - AltLd - 08/Feb/12
martinh13 - 2nd - 27/Jan/12
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jan/12
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with Andy
marie_p - 2nd - 18/Dec/11 with Chris, Tom
took ages, lots of deep snow and needed more turf protection! nice route though. chris' first time climbing outside!
tomdude - Lead - 18/Dec/11 with chris bell, marie
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/11
Felt quite tricky due to some dodgy snow and ice, and some turf not frozen, but a good route, with great views.
J Brown - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with RK
Bit of a mild day, so turf not always frozen and the snow mostly unconsolidated. Interesting route though. Did the direct start at IV 5. Thanks to Martin for leading.
jacobfinn - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Paul (Falkirk Council), Martin Holland
morsy - AltLd - 04/Dec/11 with gerhard mors
short but enjoyable esp second pitch. v quiet in corrie, only west gully being done. Taxus complete. will be good if there is a freeze
abbeywall - AltLd - 06/Feb/11 with K
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Stuart
Brucemacrosson - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Dec/10
Hidden - Dec/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/10
Excellent frozen turf on an excellent sunny day. Enjoyable route. No major difficulties.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Waneata
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/10
good condition, frozen turf and solid snow. nice climb.
ShoePolice - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/10 with Andy Wilson
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jan/10
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 04/Jan/10 with frazzy4
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09
niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/09 with am_bodach
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/08
steev - Feb/08
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/08 with Sam and Katie
barney_edin - AltLd - 16/Jan/08 with Pete M, Richard K
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Jan/08
Hidden - 01/Feb/06
alan moore - Solo - 2005
Dave Kerr - Solo - Dec/93