Generally good conditions. Good neve on the steepest pitches, some other pitches have short sections of wading through deepish new and unconsolidated snow.
Mark123 - 21/Feb/15
Wallowing in Powder and spindrift.
Went off route and ended up finishing via a exposed snow ridge.
Stevie989 - 2nd β - 16/Feb/15
Got up early and finished early. Very pleasant.
tomdude - Lead - 14/Feb/15 with marie
marie_p - 2nd - 14/Feb/15 with Tom
Hidden - Solo - 08/Feb/15
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Thomas Reid
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15
The icefall variation looked great, but we sadly decided we didn't have enough screws to attempt it. The standard route was still fun, though.
ladislav - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Andrei K
Hidden - 08/Feb/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Jon Miles
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Richard K
JamesRoddie - Solo - 04/Feb/15
UncleMephisto - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Vasco Bull
Soloed the first ice step (grade II); first stance was questionable as screws were put into what appeared to be aerated ice. I led the first pitch with large run outs, with only two relatively solid pieces, 2/total which was a horizontally placed nut, jammed in with the hammer, the second was a 15cm screw which seemed to go in well. As I approached the second belay, Rafe called 5m rope, I was concerned I was not going to make the belay, but thankfully managed to get two bomber placements and Rafe followed me up. On the next pitch he only placed one bit of gear in approximately 45m, these two pitches opened up my eyes to winter climbing: sometimes there's gear, sometimes there isn't and in the latter case, you either carry on or get down and that sometimes isn't possible. This climb was an awesome experience which I would like to shore up with more experience and hopefully some formal training to make my self safer. We topped out just after the sun had set, having considered various scenarios in which we were on the hill after dark. It was a long day!
Vasco Bull - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Rafe Osborne
Hidden - 2015
Grand day. Ice forming well but a bit lean in places.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Colin D
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14
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
Milesy - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with Brendan
akhughes - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13
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
Hidden - 02/Feb/13
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
Jacks20 - 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
plain kitten - Solo - 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
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