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[Donnie on third pitch on Fingers Ridge, 2 kb]140m, 4 pitches. From the corrie, Head up the goat track until just beyond the fingers (if you can see em!) before leaving the track and walking up the steep grass into a shallow gully (well trodden). Route starts from a ledge on the left of the shallow gully with a thread belay low down. Could easily be done in 3 pitches with a 60M rope. Nice route in big boots when everything is soaking wet, but you still want to climb! Pitches 3 and 4 are the best.

Ticklists: 2013 Scottish Multi Pitch Mission.

Photo: Donnie on third pitch on Fingers Ridge © Ron Walker
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This climb is in 236 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

twoplates - 24/Jul/14

AaronJohnstone - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14

Had planned to do the direct route but another team got in front of us so just went for the standard route.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Paul

Nemo9 - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with Sam

RyanOsborne - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14

mh554 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Nic Conti, Ryan Osborne

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/14

Great route with really nice climbing and situations (although 1st pitch not up to much). Done in 5 pitches. Extremely windy on arÍte. Many very loose blocks up onto Fingers - like climbing a Jenga tower!) In boots.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Richard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/13

Led 2 students up as intro to scrambling. Loose as hell.
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Student

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/13

Climbed in 3 pitches (40m, 60m, 40m). Believe we started on Fingers Direct on first pitch. Ended up belaying off an insitu peg on the slabs. Required a few delicate moves in approach shoes. Enjoyed top pitch over/around fingers - but a few loose blocks in places. Blowing a gale. Not much fun topping out.
markusj - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Janis Russell

alan.rodger - Solo - 28/Sep/13

xusa - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/13 with John jones

Bloody wet
BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 11/Sep/13 with John J

bigmeister - 2nd - 04/Sep/13 with Andy Ravenhill

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/13

Started up Direct Route by mistake and backed off due to lack of gear. (Should have been further left and lower down). Dave then led first and third pitches and I led second. Persuaded Dave to lead 4th pitch even though it was my turn so that I could have photo taken threading the fingers! Thanks Dave!
cas smerdon - AltLd - 29/Aug/13 with Sharon Beynon, Dave Beynon

Wet, misty, attacked by midges. Perfect day out in Scotland! Loose blocks near the top..
n.LiVE - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Patrick Price

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Neil Barron

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/13

Cameron94 - 22/Jul/13

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Isolde

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13

Ross Young - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Brad HWUMC

Short roped.
Laura Hamlet - 14/Jul/13 with Tim Hamlet

Moving together, great little trip up the ridge.
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with Laura Hamlet

JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13

Alastair MacSween - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/13

glenngordon - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/13 with jake and jamie

Robertgiddy - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Ross L - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/13 with Patrick

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/13

Tarquin - 24/Jun/13 with Louise

Louvet - 24/Jun/13 with Tarquin

Snow at the foot of the route and line lost somewhere in the middle. I lead the lower pitches and topped out, Pippa then lead up between the fingers.
Phil_Hall_97 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Pippa Robertson

Snow at the bottom so may not have started in quite the right place, and then may not have gone quite the right way up, but bridged the fingers at the end and good climb all round.
LoshkaK - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with Phil Hall

Moved together, bit of snow at the base but dry route otherwise.
David Barratt - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with owenf

drsdave - 2nd - Feb/13

Sopping wet
jon59 - AltLd - 08/Jan/13

Wet and windy
KevB - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/13 with Jon Evans

henbot - 2nd - 06/Jan/13 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/13

wheelsucker - 2013

kingjam - Lead - 2013

James Thompson - Oct/12

NickBrown - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Susan

Susanj21 - AltLd - 09/Sep/12 with Nick Brown

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/12

Climbing with a student on an introduction I multipitch climbing. Working on belay building and seconding for the student. Very cold and winds gusting to 55mph.
Robert.harden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/12

moving together in the rain
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 24/Aug/12 with Pete Nellis

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/12

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 21/Jul/12

Great wee route. Took my friend up this. Nice weather.
Gibson27 - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Dave Tait, Glen Du Jardin

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Roped a tiny bit at the top as it looked like an interesting section, but other than that treated it like a scramble in big boots. Lovely route, lovely day!
girlymonkey - Solo - 27/May/12 with David Reeve, Tom Young

Cracking route, superbly airy. Climbed unroped until the last wall where my trainers weren't giving me enough edge to be happy. Some big loose blocks towards the top.
yehti - 27/May/12 with David Reeve, Susan Young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12

SarahMae - 24/Mar/12 with Neil

PAJames - 22/Mar/12

After an off-route start (not very clever), this turned into an excellent route. Climbed after Fiacaill Ridge and a descent via the Goat Track.
Jeavsy - Lead - 21/Mar/12 with Dave Smith

A good day out made better by my alternate route :)Climbed in big boots.
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

aldo c - 2nd - 15/Mar/12

Enjoyable romp. I did the second pitch, Alaster lead the others. We did it in 4 pitches mainly because we did not run the ropes out to their full length.
jasonC abroad - AltLd - 12/Mar/12 with alaster tonge

alaster tonge - AltLd - 12/Mar/12 with Jason Cowlam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12

More like summer conditions. Nice climb though. There is a lot of loose rock at the top and some of the left hand finger has fallen away.
monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with David Edmondson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/Feb/12

Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/12 with Anne

Sumer climb in February. There was no snow at all and no ice at all. We did it as a summer root in big boots. The rock was wet. We did not do headwall - moved right after I lead through the fingers.
andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Tara

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/12

gjt - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Owen

Started with the direct route for the 1st pitch, after that I am not sure what we did but we had to climb to the ridge from the right hand side. It was very wet and cold but overal a great day.
aalper - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Stephanie

Stephi - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Alper

Quite hard to find start. Very loose in places but the guidebook warns about this so fair enough. Last 4m wall gives best climbing. Back in winter?
glaramara - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with james

Andy Hewison - AltLd - 28/Oct/11 with Steve T

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11

Awesome route. Rob and I simul climbed it in a single pitch.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Rob Reglinski

R Spisser - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Tim Fright, Jennifer Stevenson, Dave Chapman, Gemma Gwynne Stevenson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11

Lots of loose rock especially at the top. Some nice wee bits and the Fingers are fun. Next up a winter ascent.
jacobfinn - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with jjax

jjax - 2nd β - 30/Jul/11 with jason

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jul/11

vaughany - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Timmy Colebrooke

Brilliant!
MAGWITCH - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Rebecca

Pretty cool at the top. Pretty crap at the bottom. Better than the path up anyway!
whistler - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Ryan

choss pile
mulletcocktail2000 - Solo β - 13/Jul/11 with pete

in boots
cmars89 - Solo - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/11

Harry Holmes - Solo β - 04/Jul/11 with Morgan Trigg

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

nowler - 26/Jun/11 with JR

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ferdia

ferdia - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/11

Pete Barker - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Lizzie

Gazlynn - AltLd - 11/Jun/11 with Andy Giff

Hidden - AltLd β - 11/Jun/11

Climbed in gusting winds and drizzle, made it to fingers, then abbed off other side and escaped to summit.
rusty_nails - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Ben Johnstone

GREAT DAY OUT
OZZY1962 - AltLd - Jun/11 with JEROME

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

ianjdodd - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Ian Smith

Daniel Sutherland - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Luke

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/11

Very enjoyable - had to cross snow to get to the start - climbed in the afternoon to get the sun on the climb
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Geoff Taylor, Richard Holland, Jodie Munks

newtonmore - 2011

Oliver Hopper - 2011

Luke Ellis - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/10

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

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10

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

WilliamBurnside - AltLd - 21/Aug/10 with John Workman

Dustin - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/10 with Russell Bunyan

Very wet, windy,and cloudy, but still very enjoyable. Despite the strong wind, Andy managed to kneel on top of a finger for the obligatory photo opportunity.
TomPollock - AltLd rpt - 13/Aug/10 with Rich, Andrew Dunlop

Dustin - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Tom Pollock

TomPollock - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Dustin Bunyan

DavPk - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Catherine Pearks

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/10

thomas m - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/10

sophiecb - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Paddy

A nice route. The day was cold and damp and the first pitch was a steep bog. Once you get out of the bog and onto rock the climb unfolds before you. You can climb a lot of this route without thinking too much about the moves. The final headwall is maybe V. Diff but it is only a couple of feet high and if you don't fancy it you can easily skirt round to the left into a broken gully. Climbed in approach shoes.
AndyP - AltLd - 29/Jul/10 with Jamie

Wet and a bit windy. cold. wore gloves all the way! It was the first time I had climbed it in summer, just didn't realise how loose it is. those fingers are not going to last much longer!
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Andy porter

Hidden - 24/Jul/10

Ross L - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

up the hill - Solo - 23/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/10

mikecollins - 2nd - 19/Jul/10 with manmike

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 26/Jun/10

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

greasy low down. Ice on the fingers, in june!! 3rd pitch very loose, otherwise easy and enjoyable climbing
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Debbie Lee

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/10

chapmand - Lead - 23/May/10 with Sofia Baer

very cold. hoar frost upper tier. 20 min.
French Erick - Solo β - 08/May/10

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 02/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/10

colin fagan - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Climbed in boots, moving together alpine style. Pissed down. Excellent route
Dribble223 - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 31/Oct/09

dry rock all the way
nicjbuk - AltLd - 28/Oct/09

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - Oct/09

Nice climb, a bit damp and very windy, took a 4b variant of the second pitch
Badam - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/09 with John Jackson, Edith

melville18 - 2nd - 24/Sep/09 with claire melville

Rach lead 2nd pitch. Nice day out, few loose blocks towards the top.
isi_o - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Rachael Murphy

barney_edin - AltLd - 02/Sep/09 with Richard K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/09

great climb, went off route for one pitch making it more than a diff!
Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - Aug/09 with Steve T

Hidden - 23/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jul/09

RathAF - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

Nathan led throughout - misty day, finding the bottom of the climb was the biggest challenge!
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Mike, Nathan

Helping Nathan practice for MIA assessment
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Nathan, Fiona

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 26/Jun/09

Pretty crap
t_stork - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Marcus Brown

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Jun/09

Alpine style - nice.
Spade - AltLd - 20/Jun/09 with Ed Cooper

Dougie's first real route for 25 yeard
Colin Matheson - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Dougie Brown

Ed Saint - Jun/09

Moving together, in big boots, awesome weather
ckmoffat - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Dave, Greame & Cathy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

Bonesaw - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with lyons, Stuart S

Stuart S - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Amanda Lyons and Gary Watson

Hidden - Lead β - 24/May/09

Hidden - May/09

rossn - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Nov/08

Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 28/Sep/08

le_grimpeur - AltLd - 30/Aug/08 with Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/08

Marvellous! Did in boots in the wet with the odd few showers, but still a grand day out.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Jack B (StAUMC)

Done in boots, got rained on for the top half. Just made it more interesting. Excellent day out.
Sutty22 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Nick Cresswell

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with duncan osgood

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

joeydurkin - AltLd - 28/Jun/08 with Tim

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Mark Jarvie

fun outing big tour of the cairngorms in big boots and very skinny rack. Alpine
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Rob Battam

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Jones

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/07

Captain Solo - Solo - 17/Aug/07

hard to find start, but once established awesome situation and nice climbin! simons first mountain trip
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with simon

Chris wilson - AltLd - 15/Jul/07 with Donald

crisaitken - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/07 with gareth

Hard to find start in thick fog. Cleared third of the way up. Great day.
hcooper - Lead - 11/Jun/07 with Thomas Bishop

Stood in a turd at the second belay.
ed woods - Lead - 09/Jun/07 with Rachel

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 04/May/07

timmy-ts - 2007

Rhian Wood - 2007

Sandy Simpson - Sent - 2007

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/06

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - Oct/06 with Tim

Alastair MacSween - Lead - 05/Aug/06 with Roddy MacSween, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 30/Jul/06

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 29/Apr/06

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/05 with Markus roupe

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 13/Jul/05

keith hal - 2nd - Apr/05 with Bill Strachan

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 25/Jul/04 with Andy W

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 02/Sep/03

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 16/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/03

foggieclimber - 2nd - 21/Jun/03 with Nick Halls

easers - Lead - Jun/02 with Claire Dalgleish

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - Jun/00 with Iain F

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - Aug/99 with Roddy

No snow on New Year's Day
Iain Thow - Solo - 01/Jan/91

Yourlead - Lead - Jun/88 with Ric Gregory

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Style of ascent

Soloed39 of 236 (16.5%)
Lead62 of 236 (26.3%)
Followed39 of 236 (16.5%)
Bouldered1 of 236 (0.4%)
Alt Leads71 of 236 (30.1%)
Unknown24 of 236 (10.2%)

'Climbed'122 of 236 (51.7%)
clean O/S91 of 236 (38.6%)
clean β6 of 236 (2.5%)
clean rpt17 of 236 (7.2%)