The Zig-Zags I
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Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo - 28/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

Beautiful day
Cheese Monkey - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14 with David, Mike

Hidden - 15/Feb/14

5eamuz - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/14 with John Holterman

good powder
GOS - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/14 with Maeve McKeever

dantheoptimist - 2nd - 09/Feb/14

Tarquin - 03/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/14

CTotten88 - 01/Feb/14 with michael campbell, thomas o`hagan, John Begley

Snow covered, was hard to route find at times
Rintygold - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/14 with ThomasO'Hagan, Charlene Totten

aalper - Lead - Feb/14

stuart90 - Solo - 31/Jan/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/13

Fun scrambling up soft snow, http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2013/12/zig-zags-gearr-aonach/
alastairbegley - Solo - 28/Dec/13 with Zack Coleman, Richard Nicholson

Slick - Solo - 28/Dec/13 with Alastair Begley

Barely wintery,soft snow.(but out of the wind!)
tomshanti - Solo rpt - 14/Feb/13

Rich H - 2nd - 28/Jan/13 with Tarquin, Gary

jon59 - Lead - 25/Jan/13

Despite poor weather, this made a nice end to a good few days. Easy scrambling with good interest all the way. Roped up for the 30m corner section due to the rain although the friction remained excellent. Descended into SCNL and back to the Clachaig for a brew.
Sutty22 - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/12 with Soj, Rhys

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/12

Jim Brownlow - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Iain Mount

1st winter assnt.continued up NE ridge to summit stob coire nan lochan.winter conditions returning.ice and rime up top.HIGH winds!!
tomshanti - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 17/Dec/11

No snow- just done as an easy scramble.
MelH - Solo - 26/Mar/11 with Ed

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/Mar/11

mikeshewring - TR - 21/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/11

Deep snow drifts in places but bare rock in others, rapidly melting snow.
JamesRoddie - Solo - 16/Mar/11

For a short day out. carried on up Gearr Aonach, into Coire nan Lochan and down to the car. Sun, Wind, Hail, Sleet, Snow. Sometimes all at the same time.
halfaseesaw - 26/Feb/11 with absolutebeginner

absolutebeginner - Solo - 26/Feb/11 with halfaseesaw

a pleasant walk
monkeyman79 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/11 with Roger Mear, David Edmondson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/11

Alpinehero - 15/Feb/11

Taken as an alternative way to Corrie nan Lochan Took some variation lines up rocky outcrops to spice it up a bit.
jandyd05 - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Dave Kenyon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11

Iced up in places but generally sound, used it as a training ground for moving together roped up, though not at all necessary.
Hyperopic - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Roger Mear

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Dec/10

Steven Andrews - Solo - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/10

Very first winter experience. Was short roped up this by our instructor kenny. Great fun. Then went on to practice skills in the corrie.
Jimmy1976 - 2nd - 18/Feb/10 with Kenny and Dan

First chance to break in my crampons and axe, about time! Tiring start to the trip as didn't get a good rhythm going.
djcarter - 18/Feb/10 with Kenny, jimmy121

niall88 - 2nd - 18/Feb/10

Shane Redhead - 18/Feb/10 with niall88

ojp - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/10

sgl0jd - 07/Jan/10

Did it moving together. Then did some practice on Waterfall ice in Coire Nan Lochan.
tsl42 - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Sam Taylor, Fabian Pilgram

Good, lead as a trio alpine style, a couple of icey bits, rest very easy. Had a play about on a waterfall afterwards
skip222222 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Tim & Fabian

Beautiful weather, plenty of snow, scrambling sections iced up nicely, but all doable with one walking axe. Moved together all the way, but rope not really necessary. Very nice route up, would recommend as an alternative means of getting to SCnL.
mountainbagger - Lead - 31/Dec/09 with Mrs Mountainbagger

First winter route on my second day wearing crampons!
andybroadway - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/09 with Simon Taylor

Hidden - Solo - 24/Sep/09

JamesRoddie - Apr/09 with Alex Roddie

Started off up Hidden Valley hoping for a long day up Beinn Fhada - Stob Coire Sgreamhach maybe even to Bidean nam Bean. Hah! Fresh snow above knee deep made for slow progress. Changed out minds after powder avalanches kept launching fron the cliffs above on Gearr Aonach flanks. Went up the Zig Zags instead, snow progressively deeper, mixture of plodding and scrambling and swimming! Summit was beautiful but snow was now waist deep and chest deep in places. The short ridge walk to Coire nan Lochan took over 2 hours! Threw ourselves into the Choire and surfed fresh snow to the stream and walked out. Great day but knackering.
redsulike - AltLd β - 04/Mar/09 with Gordon Gibbons

Scramble
lyneux - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Martin Ford

abercolin - Lead - 08/Feb/09 with Hayley Riggs

hayleylouise - 2nd - 08/Feb/09 with Colin Riggs

MarkyGee - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/09 with Aaron Lee

Hidden - Feb/09

Part of course - easy enough but a lot of snow to deal with
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 20/Jan/09

A nice walk with a bit of scrambling interest. Part of a great day in the hills.
Only a hill - Solo β - 01/Oct/08 with Rachael Murphy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

dustbuddy - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/08 with Paul

Jamie B - Lead - 02/Feb/08 with Clients

chadrads - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/08

mills85 - 24/Jan/08

sgl0jd - Solo - May/07

Nice spring scramble on dry rock before heading up to Broad Gully
BruceG - Solo - 25/Mar/07

John Kettle - Lead - 16/Jan/07

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/06 with Ian Whitehead

alifin - Solo - 12/Feb/06 with Aidan Roe

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/06

JDSwain - Solo O/S - Feb/06 with Ian Swain

Marmot Catcher - Solo - 26/Feb/05

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jan/05

Gman - Solo - May/00 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/99

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/98 with Louise Pellett

malky_c - Aug/97

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