Indicator Wall*** V 4
[Committing to the sustained second pitch of Indicator Wall., 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

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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
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Al Todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15

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
Webster - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15

Good climb, ice still good, steep rising traverse on 2nd pitch was good.
Andy Hewison - AltLd - 11/Apr/15 with Drew Connelly

Hidden - Solo - 08/Apr/15

Great route, over very quickly though
Scotsken - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Jamie Evans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15

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.
team fat belly - 04/Apr/15 with Chris

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15

jamieevans - AltLd - Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/15

In 3 pitches. A very fine route, on a not-so-fine day.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/15 with Colin D

Mountain Gal - 2nd - 25/Mar/15

Great fun but only really IV,4
Captain Solo - Solo - 24/Mar/15

Timothy Miller - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/15

Great middle pitch
arose - AltLd - 17/Mar/15 with Joe Smith

Awesome route. Ice in great nick. Ali led the main of the steeper ground
joesmith - AltLd - 17/Mar/15 with Ali Rose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15

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.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with James Hoyes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15

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.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Matt B

Lead pitches 1 and 2. Topped out before 11 into brilliant sunshine.
alexmcmillan - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Chris Acheson

Anna_wells - AltLd - 15/Mar/15

alex toomey - Lead - 14/Mar/15 with harry newmark, Jake Dowell

HarryNewmark - 2nd - 14/Mar/15 with Alex Toomey, Jake Dowell

led P1 and top section, Awesome route
Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Micki

In 3 pitches, I led the steeper p2. Amazingly fun!
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Matt Harmon

Plus direct start below (which was hardest part)
Grezza - Lead - 14/Mar/15 with Paul E

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

peter neden - Lead - 14/Mar/15

gripped01 - Lead - 10/Mar/15 with Dan Graves

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.
planetmarshall - AltLd - 08/Mar/15 with Suzana

Suzana - AltLd - 08/Mar/15 with planetmarshall

ollie1 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with alex shipp

ollie1 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with alex shipp

plain kitten - 2015

Superb route!
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/14 with Uisdean, Robin C

Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/14 with Callum_Johnson

cottoneye - 2014

Heavy snow in Observatory Gully, good ice on the route
crowberry gully - 26/Apr/13 with Andy Nisbet

Good snow/ice for climbing..... not so great for taking ice screws though!
luckyjim - AltLd - 21/Apr/13 with D Helm

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 19/Apr/13 with Mick Howie, Ken Applegate

Day of work. Great route, and in good condition. Cornice was vertical yet solid.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Apr/13 with Mick, Mick

Perfect ice and weather!
konacol - AltLd - 04/Apr/13 with Danny Doran

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/13

climber34neil - 12/Mar/13

Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Olly

Pitch 2 and short one up last gully and cornice.
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Jack

Did two approach pitches then binned it due to conditions and fatigue!!!
Andy Hewison - 2nd dnf - 06/Mar/13 with Pete Jackson, Mark Chadwick

machars - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Ben Sharp

Ben Sharp - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Graeme Barr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13

dav_713 - 01/Mar/13 with Davie Scott

jamesturnbull - AltLd - Mar/13 with aiden

John Kettle - Lead - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13

johniebriggs - AltLd - Feb/13 with Kat M

A little thin and melting fast, but enough ice. Should be still OK tomorrow.
rufus.duits - Solo - 10/Mar/12

Tim Sparrow - 14/Feb/12 with Ned

P1,3,4. cruddy snow ice made feet placements difficult and huge amounts of falling ice from party above. Better ice underneath crud.
jamiefoxen - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with bob foster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12

guy757 - Lead - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/12

mark88 - Lead - 24/Jan/12 with Alex Vaughan

vaughany - AltLd - 24/Jan/12 with mark patterson

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 12/Jan/12 with Konrad Doyle

great conditions
abbeywall - AltLd - 27/Mar/11 with K, FM

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.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Florian Urban

bob johnson - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Donald King, Al Borrett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Great route.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Rob Gray

Smith42 - AltLd - 06/Mar/11

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with martin haworth

Lead p2 at 50m managing to hog all the decent climbing, and also the top-out.
niallk - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Drew Connelly

jamesh - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Jim Unwin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11

AB1965 - Mar/11

With only one ice axe for the last 10 meters!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Rob Greenwood

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!
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with P Luke

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.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with masa

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Tenko - 2011

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"
Conan - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Philippa Reader, Loz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

keith leonard - AltLd dnf - 2010

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Sam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/09

gregor - Mar/09

More like IV,4 in late-season nick.
Jamie B - AltLd - Mar/09 with Rich Parker

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Si Moore

J1PEF - AltLd - Mar/09

Led pitch 2, which was a fantastic ice pitch!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 20/Feb/09 with Dave Kirby

John Kettle - AltLd - 21/Apr/08

mgg - 2nd - 25/Mar/08

morsy - AltLd - 16/Mar/08 with gerhard mors

Very reachy moves but all within the grasp!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08 with Neil Silver

Charlie wp Hill - AltLd - 2008

stokesrees - AltLd - 07/Apr/07 with Joe Nunn

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/07

Did right-hand variation
decs - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/07

Alec - AltLd - 31/Mar/07 with John and Pete

steev - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Gaz

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Steev

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/07 with Miguel Ciriza

We climbed the Right Hand Variation at about 5 V
reg_measures - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with claire salter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/07

lberry - 2nd - Feb/07

centurion05 - 2007

Hidden - Lead - Mar/06

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2006

sgl - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/05 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/05

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/02

Gudge - AltLd O/S - Feb/02 with Gareth Hughes

theflyingpaddy - 2nd - Mar/00 with David Kerr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000

Dave Almond - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/95

Grezza - Lead - 1993 with JuJu

Hidden - Solo - 17/Feb/87

GaryK - AltLd O/S - Jan/87 with Mark Thompson

Lone Rider - Solo O/S - Jan/83

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