Central Buttress** II
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This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/15 with Neils, Ollie

Pigpen - AltLd - 03/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14

lots of unconsolidated snow as expected, great route though
punj - Solo - 09/Feb/14

Finished up, after Direct Start (alternative)
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with steve peatfield

Really enjoyable solo. A couple of short bits that I thought a bit stiff for the grade.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/14

Dry and sunny, windy in exposed spots - Busy in the corrie: I followed one other solo up Central Buttress and had two teams behind me. Teams on Shadow Buttress, Polyphemus, Black Spout and West Buttress.
LogieNick - Solo - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/14

malone - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/14 with Ryan Gil, Andrew Appleby

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Nov/13

Very little snow left, turf still nicely frozen. Felt more like a summer scramble than a winter route.
mhamiltonj - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Ian Hamilton

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/13

AC1 - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 26/Dec/12

A nice long buttress with some short lived technical sections and great situations. Great fun!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Will Owen, Debbie Lee

Crisp clear day - Partially frozen turf lower on route - sound higher up. Climbed moving together, pitched technical sections. Last snow slopes climbed by torchlight. 11 hours round trip from Spittle car park.
LogieNick - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Phil Marshall

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Dec/12

Good day,but a lot of digging required
scotclimb - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Dave Strang

noemie5438 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Amy Goodill

AGoodi - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Noemie Perret

Tough for a II. Fairly sustained. Might have had something to do with the turf not being frozen in places. Move around the left side of the second gendarme was the crux i'd say.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Carl

Great route.
david0811 - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/12 with matt

nice day out
mdh - 2nd - 02/Jan/12 with Dave M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/11

Alor_lab - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/11 with Sonya McCallum

Pete Main - Solo rpt - 01/Mar/11 with keith cowan

keith hal - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Peter Berwick

Ross L - 2nd - 02/Jan/11 with Duncan

Pete23 - AltLd - Jan/11 with Keith Haldane

Hidden - 2011

First climb on Lochnagar. Really enjoyed the route.
CalumA - 2nd - 12/Dec/10 with Sally Reeves, Mike Cross

Hidden - AltLd β - 14/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Feb/10

Lead all. Moved together to start then pitched it. Lots of powder so hard to see easiest route, perfectly still. Glorious sun except we weren't in it! Quite a bit of digging for belays and awkward move round at one point and crumbly plod to the top, not great topping out with one axe!
Batt - Lead - 18/Feb/10 with andrea lewis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/10

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/10 with Mark W, Simon C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10

An amazing day out, good weather and interesting climbing.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Crazy Chris

Pete Main - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Andrew S

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/09

Hidden - 28/Nov/09

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/09 with mark mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/09

mark-abz - Lead - 28/Feb/09 with Alex

A rather stressful start to the season, with a sketchy mix of ice over powder that didn't inspire confidence.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Jamie

Rather long day out, 14 hours on the hill in total. Had fun finding the way back down in the dark. Nasty rain crust on powder made the climbing 'interesting'
Simon Hodgson - 2nd - 31/Jan/09 with Chris Johnson

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

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/09

Valdres Fjellguider - 2009

windy100 - 2009

Hidden - Solo - 06/Dec/08

Ross Barnes - Solo - 21/Mar/08 with Neil A

A pleasant easy route made more interesting by storm-force winds!
Neil Adams - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Ross B

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/08

Good if a little busy, took the hardest line we good find, which made it a much more interesting III.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/08 with Mark Jarvie

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/08 with Scott Becker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/08

Sean Kelly - 2008

ollythomas - Lead - 17/Feb/07 with Chris Hendron

stevomcd - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07 with Matt Bridgestock

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jan/07

Bart Schuurman - Jan/07

niall_mac - AltLd - Mar/06 with am_bodach

Very lean and sustained conditions - hardest I've found it in 4 previous ascents.
Stuart S - AltLd rpt - 07/Jan/06 with Amanda Lyons, Lara Tadeusz & Dave Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jan/06

k2scott - 2005

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Dec/04 with Stuart Shaw

konacol - AltLd - 17/Jan/04 with Robert McMurray

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2004

DerwentDiluted - Solo - Nov/03

Hidden - Lead - Mar/03

manmike - AltLd O/S - Mar/03 with jon

Richard Weller - AltLd - 22/Feb/03 with Ruth Love

Sandy P - Solo - 2003 with Guy Couper-Marsh

dunx55 - AltLd O/S - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 2003

Weather deteriating and deep snow - climebed moving together
Yourlead - AltLd - 14/Feb/02 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/02

graeme gatherer - 2000

Gman - AltLd O/S - Apr/99 with Carl

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 1999

IanMcC - AltLd - 17/Jan/98 with eldiablo

Stuart S - Lead - Jan/98 with Diane Giulianotti

Hidden - Solo - 1998

climbed countless times summer and winter
oor wullie - 1998

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/97

Niall B - Solo - Sep/96

Blizard cobitions
Yourlead - AltLd - 09/Mar/96 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Dec/94

Hidden - 01/Feb/94

FrankW - AltLd O/S - Jan/94 with Andy R

Stuart S - Solo - Feb/93

mjw - AltLd - 09/Apr/92 with KB

Stuart S - AltLd - Nov/91 with Nigel Eastmond

Hidden - Solo - Feb/91

Missed Scotland's Grand Slam for a great day out and fantastic evening with Cioch MC
Neil Henderson - AltLd - 17/Mar/90 with Unknown

macmuseeuw - AltLd - 28/Nov/87 with Clark Fenton

Stuart S - AltLd - Jan/86 with Jolyon Pickles

sacdenouilles - Solo - Mar/82

Tony Prendergast - Feb/80 with Jed Broughton, Chris Foster

Gullies looked dodgy - 1 group avalanched out above us - stuck to buttress
auldscotal - AltLd O/S - Apr/78 with Pete Main

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/67

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