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Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

benclimbing 23/May AltLd O/S

Great route but short. I led 1st pitch (60m on rope stretch) and Al got 2nd pitch (moved together for a few metres). Ice felt worryingly detached but it is very late season! Great ice for screws and certainly steep enough to warrant V,5 today

with Al Todd
adamarchie 09/May AltLd O/S

What a day! Last minute UKC hook-up as the boys were only up for Sunday (which turned out to have horrendous weather.) Initially eyed up Point 5 but were deterred by a consignment of ice microwaves from the cornice. Saw that the ice was good and elected for this instead. Great route, nice and varied. I led P1 and P3 - to the legendary trig point belay, where tourists had to be politely nudged aside! Blue skies and barely a breath of wind on top. Descent down Coire Leis.

Webster 09/May AltLd O/S

fantastic! end of the first pitch and start of the second pitch pretty steep for tech 4, and pro not all that good for whole second (crux) pitch. involved and exciting climbing the entire way

Andy Hewison 11/Apr AltLd

Good climb, ice still good, steep rising traverse on 2nd pitch was good.

with Drew Connelly
Hidden 08/Apr Solo
Scotsken 05/Apr AltLd O/S

Great route, over very quickly though

with Jamie Evans
Phil Ingle 04/Apr AltLd O/S
with Richard Lade
team fat belly 04/Apr -

Probably 5 in the conditions we found it in today. The ice was OK and the pro was there but there was a slushy crud around that you had to negotiate as well. Could do with a refreeze.

with Chris
chrisallan 04/Apr AltLd O/S
jamieevans ?/Apr AltLd
Hidden 28/Mar AltLd
olekemi 28/Mar AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches. A very fine route, on a not-so-fine day.

with Colin D
Mountain Gal 25/Mar 2nd
Captain Solo 24/Mar Solo

Great fun but only really IV,4

Timothy Miller 22/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar AltLd
arose 17/Mar AltLd

Great middle pitch

joesmith 17/Mar AltLd

Awesome route. Ice in great nick. Ali led the main of the steeper ground

Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 15/Mar AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3. P1 shortish ice pitch. P2 a long ice pitch. P3 a chossy snow slope with little pro. P4 exited rightward gully next to buttress.

Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Hoyes 15/Mar AltLd O/S

Excellent conditions. Led the plumb second pitch although the first pitch was great too. Spectacular views out over observatory gully, gardyloo buttress and tower ridge.

with Matt B
alexmcmillan 15/Mar AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 2. Topped out before 11 into brilliant sunshine.

Anna_wells 15/Mar AltLd
alex toomey 14/Mar Lead
HarryNewmark 14/Mar 2nd
with Alex Toomey, Jake Dowell
Matt Harmon 14/Mar AltLd O/S

led P1 and top section, Awesome route

with Micki
MSchobitz 14/Mar AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches, I led the steeper p2. Amazingly fun!

Grezza 14/Mar Lead

Plus direct start below (which was hardest part)

with Paul E
Harry Holmes 14/Mar Solo O/S
peter neden 14/Mar Lead
gripped01 10/Mar Lead
with Dan Graves
planetmarshall 08/Mar AltLd

Took the first and third pitch. 1st pitch very sparsely protected and mushy ice after the previous day's thaw. Would have enjoyed it more if it had had the benefit of a harder freeze.

with Suzana
Suzana 08/Mar AltLd
ollie1 15/Feb AltLd O/S
with alex shipp
ollie1 15/Feb AltLd O/S
with alex shipp
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Callum_Johnson 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Superb route!

with Uisdean, Robin C
Uisdean hawthorn 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
cottoneye ??/2014 -
crowberry gully 26/Apr/13 -

Heavy snow in Observatory Gully, good ice on the route

luckyjim 21/Apr/13 AltLd

Good snow/ice for climbing..... not so great for taking ice screws though!

with D Helm
mjsmith1973 19/Apr/13 2nd
with Mick Howie, Ken Applegate
Ken Applegate 19/Apr/13 Lead

Day of work. Great route, and in good condition. Cornice was vertical yet solid.

with Mick, Mick
konacol 04/Apr/13 AltLd

Perfect ice and weather!

with Danny Doran
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead
climber34neil 12/Mar/13 -
Jack00 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Olly
ollyroberts 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 and short one up last gully and cornice.

with Jack
Andy Hewison 06/Mar/13 2nd dnf

Did two approach pitches then binned it due to conditions and fatigue!!!

with Pete Jackson, Mark Chadwick
machars 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Ben Sharp 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
dav_713 01/Mar/13 -
with Davie Scott
jamesturnbull ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with aiden
John Kettle 28/Feb/13 Lead


Hidden 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
johniebriggs ?/Feb/13 AltLd
with Kat M
rufus.duits 10/Mar/12 Solo

A little thin and melting fast, but enough ice. Should be still OK tomorrow.

Tim Sparrow 14/Feb/12 -
with Ned
jamiefoxen 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

P1,3,4. cruddy snow ice made feet placements difficult and huge amounts of falling ice from party above. Better ice underneath crud.

with bob foster
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
guy757 28/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd
mark88 24/Jan/12 Lead
with Alex Vaughan
vaughany 24/Jan/12 AltLd
with mark patterson
Luke Brooks 12/Jan/12 AltLd
with Konrad Doyle
abbeywall 27/Mar/11 AltLd

great conditions

with K, FM
Big Lee 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Ice a little on the brittle side but easy to protect. Worth it for the belay on the summit cairn.

bob johnson 07/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Donald King, Al Borrett
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Great route.

Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
rob1 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
niallk 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Lead p2 at 50m managing to hog all the decent climbing, and also the top-out.

with Drew Connelly
jamesh 05/Mar/11 2nd
with Jim Unwin
Hidden 02/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
AB1965 ?/Mar/11 -
Adam Booth 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

With only one ice axe for the last 10 meters!

masa-alpin 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

I lead P1, P2+P3, Luke lead (P3+)P4. In condition. The quality of ice was not great and very few screws were trustable. The spindrift was horrendous... Topping out directly to the summit is a good feeling!

with P Luke
lucasp 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Did in 3 pitches (60m ropes needed for this). Masa 1 and 2 me 3. When the mist briefly cleared on the second belay I found myself in one of the most spectacular positions I've ever been in.

with masa
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
Conan 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Another superb route. Pity it wasn't a bit longer. Ice was in pefect nick all the way to the scary cornice. Led the 1st and last pitch. Belayed from the trig point as well then had lunch sunbathing on the summit. Shame about the muppet on "Riders on the Storm"

with Philippa Reader, Loz
Hidden 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
keith leonard ??/2010 AltLd dnf
bullwinkle 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Hidden 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/09 AltLd
Chris Dickinson 20/Mar/09 AltLd
gregor ?/Mar/09 -
Jamie B ?/Mar/09 AltLd

More like IV,4 in late-season nick.

with Rich Parker
gripped01 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Si Moore
J1PEF ?/Mar/09 AltLd
Ken Applegate 20/Feb/09 AltLd

Led pitch 2, which was a fantastic ice pitch!

with Dave Kirby
John Kettle 21/Apr/08 AltLd
mgg 25/Mar/08 2nd
morsy 16/Mar/08 AltLd
with gerhard mors
simon_D 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Very reachy moves but all within the grasp!

with Neil Silver
Charlie wp Hill ??/2008 AltLd
stokesrees 07/Apr/07 AltLd
with Joe Nunn
Hidden 03/Apr/07 AltLd
decs 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Did right-hand variation

with Bart
Hidden 03/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Alec 31/Mar/07 AltLd
with John and Pete
steev 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Gaz
gaz.marshall 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Steev
jamestheyip 25/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
reg_measures 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S

We climbed the Right Hand Variation at about 5 V

with claire salter
Hidden 09/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
lberry ?/Feb/07 2nd
centurion05 ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
mike.moss ??/2006 AltLd O/S
sgl 20/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden 20/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 03/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
Gudge ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
theflyingpaddy ?/Mar/00 2nd
with David Kerr
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Dave Almond ??/1999 AltLd
Hidden 25/Feb/95 Lead
Grezza ??/1993 Lead
with JuJu
Hidden 17/Feb/87 Solo
GaryK ?/Jan/87 AltLd O/S
with Mark Thompson
Lone Rider ?/Jan/83 Solo O/S
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