Insecure climbing and hard won gear. Def at least grade 3 just now.
arose - AltLd - 17/Jan/15 with Graham Dawson
Horrible under powder.
MonkeyDawson - 17/Jan/15 with Ali Rose
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15
Very thin, so much harder. Continued up North East Buttress.
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Ally Hurst
davkeo - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/15
Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/14
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/14
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/14 with Squirrel
Backed off after the ice ran out, leaving unfrozen loose and unprotect able choss above. Cue long walk round to the start of NEB :-(
steveP - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/14 with Parminder Chagger
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/14
Tarquin - 11/Mar/14
Hidden - 2014
Climbed to get on to the NEB, very thin unprotectable top pitch.
easers - AltLd - 30/Apr/13 with Doug Aitken
In hard thin condition at top- tech 4!
Wee Davie - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Dan Johnson
tallpaulselfridge - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with Douglas Bartholomew
Moved together to first step, lead the interesting top pitch.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Haydn Martin
Me P1, Jim P2. Lean at the top and a pretty spicy grade III on the day, possibly tech 4. Blue sky day.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Jim Symon
Hidden - 23/Feb/13
start for neb, going directly at the top def made it interesting with couple of moves def harder than anything on neb!
simondunf - 23/Feb/13 with caspar
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Feb/13
Did the two snow pitches at the bottom; backed off when the mixed pitch at the top revealed itself to be unprotected choss covered with thin rotten ice.
ladislav - AltLd dnf - 02/Feb/13 with Aaron
Thin - III
Jacks20 - AltLd - 2013 with jeff thorley
Climbed in order to get to North East Buttress. First half was fine, moving together but rapidly found ourselves on nails unprotectable mixed. Terrifying. Took forever and had to abandon NE buttress... COuldn't find the approach ledge either and had a terrifying downclimb as well..
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/12 with Alek Zholobenko
Route was barren and it got dark
Blurgy319 - Lead dnf - Jan/12
colenn - Lead - 18/Mar/11
PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Adrian Fagg, Norman S
First pitch- winter. Second pitch 'wet-tooling' and very loose to start! Used as a start to N.E.B.
John Workman - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Apprentice
I'm glad others thought it was hard for a II! Got to the un-banked-out top and backed off - horrible!
Joolz - Lead dnf - 20/Feb/11 with Matt Upwood
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/10
Slingsby was having a laugh when he graded this a 2..Used as an approach for intended North East Buttress
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with John Chivall
Very slushy on the first pitch and a lot of bare, steep rock for the second! Not ideal conditions, but we got it done!
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/10 with Tommy
Climbed to upper basin, had to queue as route was busy. Ice falling everywhere so down climbed & headed off.
Stuart Macfarlane - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/10 with Jeanie
trickier than expected, fun at the top
tomdude - AltLd - 12/Mar/10 with lawrence
Took central line where gully widens, maybe III
wence - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Tom
Used to gain NE Buttress. Mixed towards the top for added interest. More like a tech 3
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Mark Torrance
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/10
Would not recomend this a start to NE buttress, felt nails hard as it wasnt banked out
david morse - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with chris todd
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/10
Top pitch too hard to be grade II in given conditions but made it better! Used as start of N.E. Buttress
sebrider - 06/Feb/10 with Chris wilson
Good start for NE buttress. Only one pitch which is good with mixture of ice and then mixed climbing. hard for the grade
Chris wilson - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Seb
Hidden - 2010
luckyjim - Solo - Mar/09
Hidden - Solo - 2009
Nicos - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/08 with rich howels
Not banked out so definately grade III mixed near top
Captain Solo - AltLd - 16/Mar/08 with Ewan
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Mar/08
Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/07
Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/07
Along with NE Butress
easers - AltLd - Mar/07 with Doug Aitken
Quite tricky in thin conditions.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 10/Feb/07 with steve prior
seanyt - Lead - Feb/07
Harder than II
barney_edin - 2nd - 08/Mar/06 with Phil A
Abbed off after 2 pitches
tom.e - AltLd dnf - 02/Mar/06 with Charlie Everett
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 05/Apr/05
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/05 with Tracey Quine
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/05
used as a start to N.E. Buttress
niall_mac - AltLd - Mar/02 with am_bodach
Did as a route with descent by NE buttress approach ledge. Good route for a short day.
nickdonohue - AltLd - Feb/02 with Mark McCarthy
konacol - Solo - 06/May/01 with Dave Mitchell
akhughes - 2000
FrankW - AltLd O/S - Mar/95 with Andy R
johnkeith - 1995
biggianthead - 17/Feb/94 with HT
Tenko - 30/Jan/93 with Geoff Allman