Raeburn's Buttress** IV 5
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This climb is in 16 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Climbed good ice on the right rather than follow narrow gully into the cave. IV,4 on the day.
Captain Solo - Solo - 12/Mar/14

Good, varied, climbing. The first cave pitch is no push over, and the final cave pitch is fantastic, though short. The required ice was all there, but dry and brittle: a slight thaw would be good.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Simon Yearsley

Ice was in pretty good condition, so the climbing was reasonably straight forward, if a little pokey in places. Top exit chimney was great fun!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 02/Mar/13 with Bram, Rich

Hidden - 23/Feb/13

nickdonohue - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Ian Bryant

Climbed up to the first cave. Pitch above looked thin (to say the least!). Tom had a good try, but backed off. Abbed off tat at the belay. SMC guide notes it can be very hard in poor condition.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd dnf - 18/Feb/13 with Tom Starks

Climbed to first cave belay,ice thin,moves above belay on wall tenuous.climbed to top lip few times but backed off,downclimbed to belay and retreated.
tomshanti - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/13 with Alan Blanchflower

1st pitch ice OK, 2nd pitch ice not so good with lots of sugar snow - quite an invigorating pitch! 3rd pitch err! Paul gave it good shot but zero ice, so ab'd off!
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 14/Mar/11 with Mark & Paul

Abbed after 2 pitches... P3 with no ice was somewhat tricky!! Should have been on Harrisons but missed it altogether!
markfairbank - AltLd dnf - 14/Mar/11 with Paul Sheehan, Dave Brown

The route conditions have improved since the previous party's ascent, still bare on the exit from the lower cave though and felt like tech 6. Lovely 50m of grade III ice approaching the chimney.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with Loz

First moves on the traverse felt more like a tech 6 without neve. Knee deep in unconsolidated snow in intermediate gully. Good route in poor condition.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Dan Moore

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/10

Tricky mixed pitch getting out of the cave.
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/93

Raeburns Buttress/Intermediate Gully in hard conditions. Started about 12.30 finished about 7pm. Originally given III/IV
Lone Rider - AltLd - 18/Feb/78 with T Pettifer

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