|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Roger Burrows||26/Sep||Lead O/S||
With Sean and Iain. Start of the Glen Coe skyline run route. Completed in 3 days
Light gear. Changeable weather, sustained light showers. Route finding challenging. Linked this with Crowbray Tower.
Fun climb, with a bit of danger and lots of excitement. Did 2 of my own tiny little projects while other were climbing together.
Ian Goldsborough, Chris Rushe
Really in spring conditions - didn't put crampons on till near top. Then it was windy and cold (but stated thawing soon after as day warmed up) with quite solid neve. Good route, and a nice quick circuit.
Martin Gillie, Tony Westcott
Curved ridge up to summit, traversed to far summit and back down stoc coire antirim col
Leading Alex on his first winter route. Moved together for most and short roped a few steap parts.
Joanne McCandless, Gerard O'Sullivan
great condition; snow and warm rock
Joanne McCandless, 5eamuz
|John McKenna||06/Feb||Solo O/S||
|Martin McKenna - UKC||06/Feb||Solo O/S||
Night ascent in fantastic conditions
John said this was his best mountaineering day ever and he's been climbing for the last 40 yrs!
Night ascent in perfect conditions
Tim Miller, John Mckenna, Martin Mckenna
|Timothy Miller||05/Feb||Solo O/S||
In a crystal clear night with not a breath of wind - Fu Kin Awesome
First Scottish winter route - pretty exciting at times.
Good conditions, very few folk out, saw a team on Agag's (!)
Started in the chimney to the left of the ridge proper
Started up D gulley buttress but wasn't frozen! So we bailed onto Curved Ridge. Pretty banked out with powder but still a fantastic route.
Alpine conditions. Great neve but softening in the sun, dry rock on some of the short walls.
Intention was North Buttress but we messed the approach and couldn't make the traverse in from Crowberry Basin work. So headed up Curved Ridge -- very banked out although some fun was to be had attempting steep walls of the ridge with unconsolidated snow. And down in time for tea!
Alasdair Young, Tom Whipple
Winter c,limb - lean conditions - loose snow at points, minimal holds. Superb Grade iii
Lots of powder, but still great climbing. A long and great mountaineering route, got off the snow on the descent at dusk
Lots of snow, started off a bit too far left, but soon found the correct route. Not much gear due to all the snow, but few difficulties. Quite a long route. Topped out at dusk.
good mixed climbing until nearer the top where we put the rope on for the final pitches top was total white out, great Scottish day out
|joe hallam||09/Jan/14||AltLd O/S|
Moved together, poor snow condition until very high, zero viz on summit and decided to descent the north west ridge as the north bowl was loaded. A classic Scottish excursion :)
Brilliant scramble, great weather
Fresh tracks at glencoe in morning then up this in the afternoon. Very alpine conditions.
Lots of unconsolidated snow. Tricky.
excellent route, nothing to extreme, conditions excellent, another one ticked off, thanks to an excellent climbing partner, mr howes, short walk in , and easy decent down snowy gullie,
Completed as part of Intermediate Winter Skills course from Alan Kimber's Mountaineering group - a solid winter day with nice neve towards the top.
Backed off and downclimbed/abseiled off.
Cracking day, great weather and conditions. Stuck to crest and topped out in fading light.
|Avinash Aujayeb||18/Feb/13||2nd O/S|
a wonderful day, weather was fantastic. the snow had frozen overnight but the route was still a bit thin.
PYB intro day 1 lead by Dave Rudkin
|Katherine Ross||11/Feb/13||2nd O/S||
Quite a bit harder than we were expecting! This wasn't helped by lots of powdery snow covering the route, but we also had to take the harder mixed lines due to unstable snow in the gullies. These were poorly protected. Would have been a great route if we'd had nicer weather and conditions, and finished at a more sensible time!
Danny Giblin, James Chesmer
|Guy Chater||11/Feb/13||AltLd O/S|
|Jim Brownlow||09/Feb/13||AltLd O/S||
Lovely route. Powdery but some good little sections of mixed & some ice (when we went off-route!)
Moved together most of the way. More difficult than expected as lots of powdery snow.
Great conditions, plenty of new and old snow and new snow, hardly any wind. Corrie na Tulloch stable for descent despite plenty of new snow. Danny's first winter route.
Truly excellent day out. Alpine conditions, bluebird sky, good company, superb climbing and situations. Moved together for most of the ridge, 1 pitch at the start and a couple in the middle.
|Lawrie Brand||02/Dec/12||Lead O/S||
|Ben Hollands||02/Dec/12||Lead O/S||
Moving together, great route with amazing views.middle two pitches felt hard for the grade in loose snow
|Chris Harding||02/Dec/12||Lead O/S||
moved together as two sets of two then pitched very lean no ice snow unconsolidated but great rock ridge brilliant day. Light was going as we were descending.
Ben, Wendy & Danny, Danny
Not much ice yet, but plenty of snow higher up
|James Douglas||?/Jul/12||2nd O/S||
summer conditions almost alpine
Performance Clinics, West Highland College
|65m moderate millington||18/Mar/12||Solo O/S||
fast and light day, did curved ridge, then back of three sisters.
Could see just about as far as my hand. Aborted the day before due to numerous avalanches coming down from the basin.
|Phil PBC||15/Jan/12||2nd O/S||
Danny Crump, Sarah Pentlow, Paul & kirsty Greenhead, John Andrews
Excellent climb in not the best of conditions
Led by Ken, moving to gether as a rope of 4.
Paul Elliot, Mike Kennedy
Dave Roberts (Flash)
Penny Challans, Jess Christley
Very busy when we arrived, ended up soloing most of the pitches in the gully off to the right - very deep unconsolidated snow made it wet! Finished the final part on the ridge roped up as a 4 which was slow going especially with all of the upwards snow...
Davey Luke, Moony, Steve Marner
route buried unconsolidated snow. bit tricky finding belays/runners
mr bill butterworth, ross nicol esq
Lots of snow, blue skies almost till the top, took the gully on right of second tricky bit, an excellent day.
Erik Mackie, Sarah Kirton
Really nice conditions. Took gulley to right of second tricky step to avoid queueing. 8 hours car to car.
Sarah Kirton, Donald Slater
Guy, Bob Easson
Climbed alpine style, four in a row. I was terrified!
stevie marner, thomas holdsworth, mike kennedy
great views! Watched rain track west across west over Rannoch Moor and hit 10 minutes after we got back in the car!
|Matt Bleesen||08/Aug/11||Solo O/S||
First of two trips up Curved Ridge this week (with two different student groups). Great weather for first trip and group did really well - lots of teaching as we went.
Second trip up the ridge (with different group) was in worse weather conditions (low cloud and strong winds). A very successful day out though.
Top 2/3s after completing D Gully Buttress, well tracked out, fantastic climbing
J F Philippe, D Pemble
Nice long route, very enjoyable.
moved together on the easy ground leading to the start of the ridge proper, but given thawing conditions and 6 inches of poorly bonded slab in easy gully got worried about the state of the top snow field and retreated.
Quite soft snow, deep in parts. Bugger all ice. A nice all day adventure.
Good condition, plenty of fresh snow. No ice at all. Most cracks were opened and without ice. Quick placements of ice axes apart of snowy parts. It was the good climb.
in the rain, with rotten snow. A bit of an adventure
|Matt Bennett||05/Feb/11||Lead O/S||
Moved together, line of most resistance to sustain some interest
|Stuart Macfarlane||22/Jan/11||Lead rpt||
Sunshine, good company, fun climb, completely cream crackered at the end of the day = braw!!! :)
covered in snow so dug our way up
|Danny Crump||31/Dec/10||Lead O/S||
Mick Loughran, Kirsty Greenhead, Paul Greenhead, John Andrews, Sarah Pentelow
Mick Loughran, Paul Greenhead, Kirsty Greenhead, John Andrews, Danny Crump
Mick Loughran, Kirsty
Joined curved ridge after finishing Alpen. Continued up ridge to summit.
did not make it to the end ,and had to abb off for 200m in the dark , long day 18 hours
Frank Palmer, Ally Hurst
First winter route of the season, amazing day. Soft powder underfoot but sunshine all the way to the top.
Ali Black, Alex Tuck, Sarah Collins, Erik Mackie
Just briliant! Rained off tower ridge so a quick trot up in walshes - then onto beag - Scotland gave a traditonal weather day - only bit missing was snow.. Big block above the short corner to crowberry tower is ominous...
Great day out. Hard to find in the mist, short roped some sections.
Finn Curry, Stephen Halliday
Done in summer as scramble. Finding the start of the route in the cloud was the trickiest part. The first steep section was the best, straightforward after than. Expected more from it to be honest, although the cloud, and slight snow probably reduced the exposure and made it easier.
|Roger Cruse||10/Apr/10||Solo rpt||
Solo descent in summer conditions (Mod ***) after climbing on Rannoch Wall
Full on summer condtions, apart from snow on the scree slope at the top, really nice route.
traversed onto this after finding north buttress not wintry enough. I led a short ice pitch, which was worryingly soft, and then we simul climbed the rest. wet snow all the way to the top.
|John Pickles||13/Mar/10||Lead rpt||
mushy snow but some sections with ice as well
Excellent conditions – loads of ice at the bottom. Bit of fresh powder at the top but generally solid. Also climbed up to Crowberry Tower. Brilliant day in the bright winter sun!
seconding and moving together, on top before lunch, bum slid down the descent gully
|Antony Mottershead||19/Feb/10||AltLd O/S|
Perfect conditions. Blue sky. Felt like I was in the Alps :)
Were planning to go up North Face Buttress, but due to queueing decided to do this classic. Great exposure and some nice ice climbing at the beginning.
James Kniffen, Joel Aston
|John Pickles||13/Feb/10||Solo rpt||
Great conditions, lots of good snow, bit of ice at the bottom. And of course, summit in a cloud...
Dave E. Brown
somewhere between winter and not winter conditions
moved together. rock climbing with an ice axe in one hand. great fun as ever
Beautiful day. Wanted to climb this for years. Windslab on the left gully option at the top, which everyone avoided, but apart from that, the snow was solid.
with Zac Poulton & Kirsten as part of AP mountaineering course
Nice conditions, had to climb 1st pitch on the left (prob a III/IV move), around 2 other parties who were on main route. Moved together over rest of the route. Great conditions and excellent views.
|Only a hill||14/Jan/10||Lead dnf||
Unfriendly, lean conditions, thawing snow and navigational uncertainty led to us sacking it in about halfway up.
|Liam Ingram||04/Jan/10||AltLd dnf|
|Phil Jennings||04/Jan/10||Lead dnf|
Alpine! Stopped at the top of the climbing and had in the tee-shirts!
|Billy Walker - Bad Seller||30/Dec/09||Solo rpt||
plastered with fresh snow,epeated many many times
|peter fetlar||?/Dec/09||Solo O/S||
Summer conditions. Needed the confidence rope up the sloping crack/chimney, and a small step below it. Got thumped by a biscuit-packet sized bouncing rock. Soggy rock with intermittent drizzle, any colder would have been bad.
Finished up Crowberry Tower before summiting
Brian McG, Stewart D
went to do agags/january but was pissing down so did curved ridge in the mist,really atmospheric and definate must do scramble
jamie, pete mc
Done in summer as a very wet scramble!
Great scramble in pouring rain. wished we had a safety rope at some points. Clouds started to clear at the top. Great day
Didn't get much of an idea of the exposure due to the cloud. But it was a good experience and chin smear was experienced!
Moved together in the pouring rain then downclimbed the way we came. The forecast was good!
Good scramble in glorious sunshine!
Bex, Misha, Charlotte, Lorraine
Indian winter. Good day out.
Three pitches, some moving together and the rest soloed.
The lower ice section was a running waterfall and ice axe and crampons only needed for the last 50m. Good fun dry tooling up the ridge!
Semi winter conditions, a hard long mountain day out with a long walk out, the short gully high up leading out to the summit slopes can be tricky in thawing conditions.Fantastic scenery.
Kenneth David Hook
Matt Todd & Donald King
Keith Ball, Kevin Scott
Anne & Mark
fantastic winter route!
bailed 50 metres from the top due to high winds, climbed the gully to the right and abd off
|Lady T||31/Jan/09||2nd dnf||
Had to bail 50 metres from top due to very high winds - ab'd off.
bailed due to wind
Very nice weather, sunny and no wind. Snow was soft hence spent considerable time clearing route.
|Andy Moles||29/Nov/08||AltLd O/S|
|Mark Wilson23||23/Sep/08||Solo O/S|
Summer Ascent (M**)
With Inken and Nicola from LSCC
And Roger Griffiths Very poor wet deep unconsolidated new snow made the going slow and awkward but nvertheless we finished it and descended in the dark.
|Giles Davis||11/Mar/08||2nd O/S|
Pete (WCMG), Jamie Evans
Adele Pennington, SteveyM
went to do this as a winter climb but it was definitely summer conditions! enjoyed this long ridge in the big boots!
Busy. Finished up left hand crest
|J Brown||02/Feb/08||2nd O/S||
Generally moving together, with one or two pitches. Lots of powder. I was fourth on a rope of four.
Don, Richard, and Faye
Solod, wet snow lower down, frozen towards the top and above snow field.
|Malcolm Auchie||16/Jan/08||Lead dnf||
Dry cold winters day. Retreated half way up route due to lack of light.
solid III/3 under nasty powder snow, no ice.
VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Tremendous day out, bad weather on way down.
Charlie Netherton, Ed Lemon
|Fergus Cuthill||10/Oct/07||Solo O/S||
Solo climb in spring, rather than winter, conditions. Previously tried this twice, both times had to turn back. Now that I have climbed it I know that once we turned back because of conditions and once because we were on D Gully Buttress (III 4) instead...
Iain Leverett, Dave Battley
|Andrew Sloan||12/Jan/07||AltLd O/S||
alex, freddie and tom
Garry Hugh, Matias Maistrello
|Irk the Purist||25/Aug/06||Solo O/S||
Did as a scramble to start the day. Absolutely stunning.
|Andy Hewison||?/Jun/06||Solo O/S||
Harry D, Steve T
Keith Harper / Baby Dragon
DiMM day out with unknown girl!
|Sean Bell||?/Mar/06||Lead O/S||
Chaz, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay
Backed off by abseil into gully after Alex fell.
Mike B & Simon
Bit of a mass assault on this classic winter route
Steve Wright, Dan Ryder, Dan Eastman
|Chris Plewa||?/Feb/06||AltLd O/S|
|beardy mike||??/2006||Lead O/S||
simon gall, adam reid, arthur knight
grand day first ever climb with Big al from the ice factor
|Shaun Spavin||17/Apr/05||AltLd O/S||
Semi winter conditions to just below rannoch wall, from easy gully through to crowberry tower, clear and from crowberry tower to the summit slope, full winter conditions prevailed.
Kenneth David Hook
Mike (UK), Dave
|Stuart S||05/Mar/05||Lead O/S|
First proper winter route
|joe larner||?/Feb/05||Lead O/S|
|John Simpson||?/Feb/05||Lead O/S||
|Chris L Hill||?/Jan/05||Solo O/S||
Wet...but awesome way to spend new years eve
Dom Sellers, Rich Siddle, Linus, Ben Hedley
|Somerset swede basher||31/Dec/04||AltLd O/S||
Nick Roberts, Linus Whitmarsh, Ben Hedley, Rich Siddle.
Moving together with Ollie, Ian and James
almost no snow
Chris Motherdale, Andy Mayers + others
Unroped scramble up - descended this about 20 years before
|Andy Clarke||13/Jan/01||AltLd O/S||
My first winter lead: a long and brilliant day out. Led all the early technical pitches. Watched a beautiful sunset from the summit. Just made it to the Clachaig in time for a pint.
skarabrae, Lucy Prins
1st winter climb proper
As part of course
Paul F, Pieter, Maarten
lovely day out great team of clients followed
have photo somewhere, great day
Dan (SCUM), Pete (SCUM)
|Daniel Wrightson||?/Jan/95||AltLd O/S||
Matt and Pete
powder. made it quite hard and took ages. full III on the day. got down at 11pm after epic descent down w slope to avoid avalanche danger in coire tulaich. police car waiting for us at road....
|auld al||??/1991||2nd O/S|
Following Cubby in a blizzard.
Fell through the frozen Coupal on the return back to the road!
A scene of unsurpassed beauty on Bauchaille summit.