Stairway to Heaven* III
[Stairway to Heaven, December 2011, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
Doug Evans & Tony Kay

Photo: Stairway to Heaven, December 2011 © jacobfinn
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

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

Beautiful day!
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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
grady_9, Ian Jones, Sonya Mc

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