Taxus*** III
[Approaching the first pitch of Taxus as it leaves Western Gully, 1 kb]240m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Approaching the first pitch of Taxus as it leaves Western Gully © neilfish
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really great conditions. loads of ice, would have been an idea to bring screws. Corniced top-out was all consolidated so no worries there.
Ewanski - 18/Jan/14 with Mark S

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/13

Split into 5 pitches, did 1,3 & 5. Good 1st two pitches before petering out into snowslopes.
prog99 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Fiona

Done as 5 pitches, led 2 and 4. Good ice at the bottom. Yet another trip up Beinn an Dothaidh without any views.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Mike

mwicks1968 - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/13

Paul first, me second, althernate to the top. Loads of spindrift and white out on top, seriously cold but a brilliant day!
nutter - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/13

alan.rodger - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with eugene owens

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13

baltic.
Milesy - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with Brendan

Working
akhughes - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13

Thawing :-(
Gazlynn - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

A bit thin on the bottom icefall, but good conditions throughout higher up.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/13

Keenb - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Duncan Bell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

fall-line - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Sarah Kirton

skirton - 2nd - 23/Feb/13 with Donald Slater

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/13

Gman - AltLd - 18/Feb/13 with Jeremy Hart

Bit of a late start as we had written off the day and went for a pleasent walk up to the steall watefall. On the way home it turned into a sunny day. A good climb though thawing fast.
petegunn - Lead - 15/Feb/13 with Tom

Two Cams Tom - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with petegunn

Pretty easy - lots of snow incl spindrift! Icefall finish. Estimate 100mph winds on top!!
Grezza - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/13 with Paul E

Haighy - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13

Fairly good conditions despite lack of freeze lower on the crag. Quite a bit off unconsolidated powder on top of good plastic ice and qualty neve.
garethsteel - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/13

Tarquin - 02/Feb/13 with will, Sarah

Steep neve with snow on top. Good placements most of the way. Durk finished with a rope stretching sprint to the top. A lovely climb
michaelb1 - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Robert Durkin

Hidden - Solo - Feb/13

DougSt - Lead - 2013 with various

Pohil - Lead - 19/Dec/12 with Ed Watson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/12

Thin, steep steps.
jonnie3430 - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Phil

What an epic day, wall to wall sunshine with great views. The gully was in lean conditions with two ice pitchs of mixed quality. The snow was a mix of soft & firm. Managed to find thread belays on 1st 3 belays. The direct finnish looked very thin but it was there. Topped out in the dark.
Yourlead - 2nd - 10/Dec/12 with Paul Freeman

decent nick for early season. difficulties are low down.
Phil Emerson - Solo - Dec/12

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Elizabeth

First 2 pitches were good, then just a slog up to the the top through deep powder......bit scary getting to the top. Not much protection on the climb due to the conditions.
Pete23 - Lead - 18/Dec/11 with Gary McCaulay, Graham Cumming

Gary Macaulay - 2nd - 18/Dec/11 with Peter Berwick & Graham Cumming

Owain - AltLd - 16/Dec/11 with morsy

morsy - AltLd rpt - 16/Dec/11 with owain

Today we've gone to North-east corrie de Beinn an d˛thaidh to climb taxus 240m III. At the middle of the route we got a bit lost and we've ended climbing something more to the right of ice-fall finish, a ending that doesnt apear on the book, but fore sure someboy has already climbe it. In total 1h 45 min for the 200 and something meters! Quite good conditions until the middle. from there on powder snow an 0 gear. We haven't done piches, we've been moving all together one in the middle of the rope and the other two one in each end.
palimer - 11/Dec/11

crookachili - 11/Dec/11 with Albert Palomer

Ice step on p1 was thin,rest was very good until the chimney on last pitch which was a swim.
Badam - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Gail Davis, John Jackson

Pitched the whole climb ( 7 pitches )first ice pitch was covered with 18" of snow- which needed to be cleared before climbing. Mostly steep snow plod after that. Cornice to finnish. Very fine route.
bigbadbob12345 - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/11 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - AltLd - 19/Feb/11 with Dylan

Hidden - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/11

First winter climb Misplaced foot at beginning of the first pitch caused fall, no bothers after that tho
BigStuff - 2nd dog - 29/Jan/11 with harry

Milesy - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Karin

Lead pitch 1,2 and 4. Conditions weren't bad considering nothing much else on the hill looked in.
karinh - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Chris Miles

Thawing, ice on first pitch was a bit thin and unstable. Great route though.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Rob Gray

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with martin haworth

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Andy Wilson

PAJames - 2011

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Doug

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10

rcammack - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/10 with Alistair Rocke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10

adam clarke - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with James Hulme

Good fun. Steep start but sadly no icefall to finish on...
JasonK - AltLd - 04/Dec/10 with Hannah, Euan Boyd

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10

shugsan - 04/Dec/10 with Jason King, Hannah

Andy Hogarth - Lead - 03/Dec/10

Brucemacrosson - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/10 with Simon Opit

Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Clare

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/10

awesome
Sam-westcott - 03/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/10

*LOTS* of standing about with a little bit of climbing and a some snow plodding, did the icefall finish
lithos - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

Some good climbing, though would have been rather disjointed (a couple of short ice pitches plus long snow plod) if we hadn't done the icefall finish.
Simon Caldwell - Lead - 12/Feb/10 with Clare, Carmen

Foolishly started up this behind about 6 other teams. Lots of falling ice and a lot of time waiting at belays! Without the icefall finish, in these conditions this had one pitch of III followed by a snow plod all the way to the top.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/10 with Rob

Elsier - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Ian, Stuart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10

tk1991 - 2nd O/S - Feb/10

Great route. Firm snow and lots of good ice on the pitches, thoroughly enjoyed myself!
J Brown - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with RK

Hidden - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/10

Winter climb with Falkirk Outdoor
iansm - 2nd - 29/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10

thebat - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with Fraserhughes

First two pitches are great, bit of a plod thereafter.
220bpm - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Dave

beaut clear cold day. Conditions v variable with some horrid hollow ice but some good ice and neve here and there. bomber frozen turf.
jazzyjackson - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/10 with Ally

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Ally Rocke

allyrocke - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Liam Ingram

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Nov/09

Chris wilson - AltLd - 14/Feb/09 with Allan

mikemartin - Solo - 07/Feb/09

lawrenceK - AltLd - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/08 with Chris gordon

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/08

Captain Solo - Solo - 19/Mar/08

suess - AltLd - 04/Mar/08

steev - Feb/08

Brilliant clear day but deep soft snow made it tough work.
Itchy Starfish - 2nd β - 13/Jan/08 with Nick

Itchy Starfish - 2nd - 13/Jan/08 with Nick

Hidden - Solo - Jan/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Danny Bolton and Peterp

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/06 with Miguel Ciriza

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06

Awesome route - one of the best I've done
peteetheridge - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/06 with Mark Blackwell

mortimea - AltLd - 02/Feb/06 with Darren Axe, Jim Heath

Avalanched on pitch 3. Abseiled off and just managed to retreat as a second avalanche came down.
Ian Roberts - 2nd dnf - Feb/06 with Graham and Collie

crowberry gully - AltLd - 09/Mar/05 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

Chris 1st pitch, Me 2nd pitch, Gary 3rd pitch, Me 4th pitch and Chris 5th pitch
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/04 with Chris Usher, Gary Wood

alan moore - 2004

abbeywall - AltLd - 17/Jan/01 with K

Andy Say - Lead - 22/Feb/00

oscaig - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Steve Reeves

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Dec/99

Dave Kerr - Lead - 09/Jan/99 with Gavin Rees

Hidden - 1999

innes - Solo - 1997

CMacD - Feb/96

biggianthead - 19/Feb/94 with HT

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Mar/91 with Phil Robinson

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