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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, 3 star Scottish winter.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 10/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb AltLd
OliverRoss 06/Feb 2nd O/S

Lots of spindrift!

adie84 17/Mar/15 -
Mark Grist 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Soft for the grade with decent enough protection. A good alpine day out.

with Nick Allsop
masa-alpin 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

We placed 2 poor screws in the entire route. Not much rock gear either. Very serious VI 5 in today's conditions. Ice or reasonable neve was there, turfs well frozen, and the weather was gorgeous. The temperature has never been above freezing all day from carpark to carpark. I lead P1 (60m) and P3 (70m), Misha did P2 (60m).

with Misha
Misha 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Masa
michael83 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Straightforward, 3x60m pitches, led 1&3. Gear where needed.

abbeywall 21/Feb/15 AltLd

First pitch rather cruddy, stepped out and lacking in protection

with RD, RL
Hidden 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/15 AltLd
alexm198 20/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Went to climb Parallel B, were beaten to it! Lead pitches 1 and 3. Team in front moving very slowly so there was a fair bit of waiting around. Very soft for grade V, felt like a IV with basically no gear.

drsdave 16/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Soloed up to the ice cave then belayed. Sketchy start with little protection up to the ice cave. Not a V more a technical 4

with Neil Mackie
Hidden 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
AndyL 15/Feb/15 AltLd

Just lead the easy pitches

Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
annep11 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Led just the easy middle pitch. Good rock belays on every pitch but not much gear in between.

Liam Ingram 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Finally a successful route on Lochnagar. Led the difficult pitches. First pitch very bold and thin.

Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Little AndyH 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Craig Holden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Good but rather soft as it was stepped out.

with Alex Toomey
alex toomey 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

stepped out

peter.herd 11/Feb/15 AltLd
with Steven A
Steven Andrews 11/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Bit of a cruddy first pitch added to the excitement but a classic gully climb.

with Pete
Captain Solo 07/Feb/15 AltLd

Slightly cruddy top layer on first pitch but good ice and neve after that, no cornice issues, up in no time.

with Brian
saintlade ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Malcolm Bass 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day. Zero degrees at car park at 6 am. We kept above freezing level all day except for 15 mins at bottom of first pitch when there was slight dripping. Whole route iced, but sections on un transformed snow needed care. The first step on straight up way above belay on P3 was unconsiolidated, but great mixed moves up left wall (5) got us back. onto the ice. Rest of P3 in great nick. Cornice pitch soft snow.

with Simon Yearsley
Simon Yearsley 03/Mar/13 AltLd
Dave Douglas 24/Feb/13 Lead dnf

What no ice, retreated with tails between legs!!

telemarker 24/Feb/13 AltLd dnf

Bailed as there was zero ice. Very poor conditions.

with Dave Douglas, Paul Freudenthal
Kirill 02/Feb/13 AltLd dnf

Ran away to fight another day

ig248 02/Feb/13 Lead dnf

Loose snow

with Kirill
Hidden ??/2013 -
AC1 ??/2013 -
Ollie B 28/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Did P1 and abbed off, very thin with little gear after belay tat (did attempt to continue). Did moonshadow instead.

with J.Monypenny
James S 23/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

very thin in places, needing a bold and delicate approach to not bash all the ice away! climbing not technically hard though so soft touch for the grade.

with stu, sam
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Ian Jones 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nowhere near grade V. Pitch one is IV 4, pitch three is III 3! Protection is fine. The runout section is II. Don't know why this is in 'Cold Climbs'.

Lamb 01/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Brilliant! Sooperb day on the hill! Good ice although not smashing for screws, lovely chewy stuff! Ideal.

with Joel Paterson, Stephen
Stephen18 01/Mar/11 AltLd
Chris L Hill 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Easier than V in todays condition - excellent climb, great ice.

with Gwilym, Simon Pearce
morsy 27/Feb/11 AltLd

Great route

with gerhard mors
sparbus 06/Feb/11 AltLd
with mike b
joeydurkin 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Mark P
mark88 29/Jan/11 AltLd
with Joey Durkin
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
rob1 29/Jan/11 AltLd
with drew
John Workman 23/Jan/11 Lead
with Apprentice
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
IceBun 29/Mar/10 AltLd

Fantastic conditions both on the route and overhead

with Tim W
mark-abz 21/Mar/10 Lead

Good conditions

with Alex
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
mike.moss ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Smelly Fox 20/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Lovely neve and frozen turf, seemed quite soft touch today, if a little bold.

with Scott Webster
Hidden 15/Feb/09 AltLd dnf
RobScotland 29/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

We used 50m ropes and ended up moving together to have enough rope to reach the next belay at some points - 60m ropes would be better. Significant spindrift coming down the gully throughout most of the day - building to a very small powder avalanche at one point! Guidebook describes the route as 'a soft touch for the grade in good conditions.' and I reckon I'd agree with this - challenging in the lean / thawing conditions dominating on Saturday though! Leaner conditions than in 1995 guidebook photo!

with Duncan Tunstall
Elastic Jones 13/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Alistair
Hidden 19/Jan/08 Lead
wee hippy ??/2008 Lead
with john jones
Hidden 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove
jamestheyip 26/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
andyinglis 03/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Not hard, but quite bold in the conditions.

with Rob Glossop
Dirk Wallis ?/Feb/06 2nd
with Grrr
frost ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with N Griffiths
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd
NeilGriffiths 22/Feb/03 -

Very lean and precarious top pitch. Didn't finish up Polythemus - ended up a faint, incipient groove.

with Simon Frost
oor wullie ??/2001 -
gergosantha 30/Jan/00 -
with Neil Cuthbert
Hidden 22/Jan/00 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
Grezza ?/Feb/97 Lead

heavy snowed conditions with frequent small avalanches

with Andy Kemp
Smith42 ?/Apr/96 -
Hidden 01/Feb/95 AltLd
FrankW ?/Feb/94 AltLd O/S
with Andy R
pingora 03/Feb/93 AltLd O/S
with Blaggers
QuicNic ??/1989 AltLd

Very thin first pitch which I led, was very thankful to find a peg on the left as not much other gear. The rest was straight forward and in good nick.

Campbell42 14/Mar/87 AltLd O/S
with Kim Wainwright
Steve Crowe 14/Feb/87 AltLd O/S
Lone Rider 02/Feb/85 Solo

Slightly easier than Para B gully

Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
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High VI
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High V
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High IV
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High 6
Mid 6
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High 5
Mid 5
Low 5
High 4
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