Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/15
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/15
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/15
During full ridge traverse
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead β - 03/Jul/15 with Chris Hutchinson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15
Didnt know this was now considered Severe! Whatever it is its hard in trainers in the wet!
arose - Lead - 22/Jun/15 with Justin Russel
Marq - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/15 with Dave Clark
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/15
Leading in trainers, not recommended!
IainMay - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with scotybotty1234
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/15
DundeeDave - 2nd - 14/May/15 with Ben Hughes
Both found this pretty difficult. The chunky walking boots, rucksack and grimey rock probably didn't help, but it felt a lot harder than the given grade. Slowed an attempt at the full traverse down considerably, but would not be up for soloing it either!
Becks87 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with Adam L
Felt a lot harder than VDif to me as I was wearing hiking boots and a full rucksack. Rock was damp and very polished, not a good combination and climbing shoes recommended strongly. Good thread protection round a chockstone but wrong size nut fell out as I squirmed and body jammed my way up to the double arm bar rest in the first break. Rest of the climb was easier from here with better protection. Makes me feel sick to imagine soloing it. Will avoid and go across the top of Coire a’ Ghrunnda and traverse Sgurr Alasdair on our next attempt of the full traverse as this climb slowed us down massively.
atom - Lead O/S - 09/May/15 with Rebecca Wood
Climbed at 6am on a damp day. Felt happy as anything smugly bridged just alongside the ledge to avoid that dirty crack. No hands needed, I calmly rearranged a sling then 'pop!' I find myself upside down at the bottom....watch out for the polish in the wet! Luckily the adrenaline got me back to the top in a jiffy.
Rockafella - Lead dog - 2015
In walking boots
Peter87 - Lead - 2015
ColdAndWet - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Dave Torr, Paul Bartram
Happily minding my own business on the ridge and was going to by pass the TD Gap, but thanks to Grigor, Alan & Doug I was invited to join their rope to ascend the TD Gap - thanks lads, made my day I can e-mail pictures if you contact me through the site.
Yourlead - TR - 14/Sep/14
Hidden - 12/Sep/14
Hidden - 12/Sep/14
Hard work but good fun
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14
A bit of thrutch, but well protected with a #3 wallnut.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with alex toomey, Tom Eadington
Bry - Lead - 26/Aug/14 with Chris Hind
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/14
Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/14
cjohn62 - Lead - 24/Jul/14 with andy
Avinash Aujayeb - 2nd - 07/Jul/14
HP9 - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Avi
Rickrick - 28/Jun/14
Chuck - 2nd - 28/Jun/14 with Chris Hutchinson
lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Simon Smith
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/14
RyanOsborne - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/14
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead - 30/May/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/14
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 27/May/14 with Louis
Sunny & dry - led in innov8 fell shoes as recce for ridge traverse - not as bad as I remember or I've improved.
Louis Hume - Lead - 27/May/14 with Jenny
aerobiee - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Heather Thexton
csd23 - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Pete hutchings, Tim Miller
farmus21 - Lead - 23/Apr/14 with Sam Radcliffe
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/13
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/13 with Mike Elkin
Mike led TD Gap. Janis and I seconded. Quite a grunt with bags on to reach the horizontal break on the left. Good old boots/body jam to stick to crack and reach hold - then haul away!
markusj - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Mike Lates, Janis Russell
hard for VD, felt more like HS
Adamski1986 - Lead - 24/Aug/13 with Stewart Webb, John Walker
Brendan - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jamie and Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/13
joermann - Lead - 07/Jul/13
Matt Marsh - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Mark Pearce, Joe Mann
allyrocke - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Jonathon de Leyser
JonmapDL - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ally Rocke
During Cullin Ridge Traverse attempt (South to North).
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Kyle
westaway - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13
Freezing cold, couldn't feel fingers, bags were kindly hauled by guys ahead of us. Good body jam to get ledge, that's the crux and after that its straight forward climbing. In situ cam helps.
Andy Hewison - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Steve T
In trainers on abortive ridge attempt.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - Jun/13
Great little pitch.
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 30/May/13 with Dom, Simon Frost, Adam
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13 with Simon Frost, Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths
colinkeb - Lead - 28/May/13 with john presley
Hardest climb to date thanks to climbing with a rucksack on my back and the belay position was lovely too ;)
johnnyhobo - 2nd dog - 28/May/13 with Colin Baker
steve7734 - Lead β - 20/May/13 with Romain Sacchettini
adam clarke - Lead β - 19/May/13 with James Hulme
On a traverse attempt. Felt hard with pack and winter kit on. Dropped an axe.. ending the traverse plan.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13 with T.Ripley
Soaked! Water running down it. Proper old boot jamming. Probably V Diff if used to the style, though for rock climbers used to modern gear I'd say a fair S/HS
cbeard - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Chris Stafford
musgravet - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Olly P
Hidden - Solo - 26/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12
Julian Prieto - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Andrew Turner, Alan Turner, Ian Clifford
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12
As part of ridge traverse. Wet and slimy, but didn't feel too hard. Probably feels a lot worse with a bag on - we hauled ours.
Clay C - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Dave
Slippy, Wet, Polished. Harder than V.Diff. Body Jams are good!
ClimbingGlen - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Jason Greaves
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Greg Cain
After feeling a bit precarious and unbalanced (thanks partially to my rucksack), managed to grab the nice positive ledge and heaved myself up with very little elegance.
codgio - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Tom Baird
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/12
radioshed - 2nd O/S - 21/May/12 with dave s
David Stevens - AltLd - 21/May/12 with Matt Craig
Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/12
danex - 2nd - 2012
terrymccall - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/11 with steven mccall
As part of a failed attempt at the ridge, or if you want another view - a part traverse of the ridge - 3rd part to follow.
Quite tricky for VDiff!
Rampikino - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Cat
smcw - 27/Jul/11 with rmc
This is definitely Severe and quite tough at that, probably should be HS 4a or even 4b. My partner did not enjoy or complete it. One star for the challenge!
Duncan Beard - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/11
nick ferro - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with toolboxtim
peter.ravenscroft27 - Jul/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11
Dan_Staff - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Oliver Mentz, Darrell Read
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11
Darrell Read - 2nd - 26/Apr/11 with Jon Rogerson, Dan Staff, Oliver Mentz, Simon Hall
Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/11
Agree with HS in the dry. Quite exciting
manwithacam - 25/Apr/11 with Sarah
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/11
mikelaing - Lead - Sep/10 with Dan Priddy, Al Wedge, Mike Jarmain, Paul Kelsall, Sally Wrigley
Hidden - 15/Aug/10
Was struggling to pull up to horizontal break when someone dropped a screwgate on the end of a rope. There is a god!
cas smerdon - TR - 15/Aug/10 with Mark S
Hidden - TR - 15/Aug/10
tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Josh Plant
Lead in big boots on an attempt of the full traverse.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Andy MacPherson, Gus MacPherson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10
R_W_M - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Eleri
johannes - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10
mikemartin - Solo - 18/Jun/10
Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/10 with Matt Ringrose
matt_ringrose - 08/Jun/10 with Will Hunt
JdotP - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Tom HS
THardSevere - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with john proctor
prwalker - Lead - 06/Jun/10 with Sean Crombie, Tabea Fiecher
Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Gary Brumwell
gazb - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Liam Martin
Wet conditions and walking boots made for a pretty nervy time on this one.
guyscott - 2nd O/S - 29/May/10 with Klas
Arrived late after some good long scrambling. It started snowing. Had a good look but didn't even try!
andyfeds - 2nd dnf - 26/May/10 with Pierre
Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09
MaxR - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Toby
tobyk - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Max Rayner
Down and up
vvanhinsbergh - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/09
tomhull - Lead - 01/Jun/09
Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with CalumC
Hidden - Lead - 17/May/09
Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/08
DavPk - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Catherine Pearks
Found it a bit tricky for a v diff.
mikemartin - Lead - Jul/08
jack_eadie - 2nd - Jul/08
A good route which looked unlikely at the grade prior to the abseil into the gap but once at its base seemed a lot less challenging. Holds smooth but gear good.
kdlauder - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Andy H
Not as awful as it looked from below. Climbed with boots and backpack, thus ligitimising the use of a runner for a hand swap.
size9hex - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Tom Evans
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 30/May/08 with Jamie Goodwin
Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08
Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Keith Fisher
Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/07
HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/07 with Rusty, Chris Fawcett
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/07
smooth as a polished table- reach in the crack for holds
default_slipper - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with tom sparkes
sparkoclimb - Lead - Jun/07 with Pattinson
GiveHerHelen - 2nd dog - 28/May/07 with Jon Moulding
Part of traverse
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 04/May/07
AndyL - 2nd - May/07 with dad
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/07
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - Sep/06 with Ben C
I would give this pitch VS5a.
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/06 with Steve Grove
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06
steven - Lead - May/06 with Rob Hunt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/05
Jonny M - Lead O/S - May/05 with Phil Whitehurst
Captain Solo - Lead - 25/Jun/04 with Karen
In the rain, getting dark, in big boots....shitting myself!
Zoomer - Lead - 22/Jun/04 with Hiedi Sparks
Hidden - Lead - Jun/04
JRClay100 - Lead O/S - 24/May/04 with D Haigh
JRClay100 - Lead O/S - 24/May/04 with D Haigh
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/04
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/02
rlrs - 2nd - 2002
At least S, maybe harder!
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - May/01
Hidden - May/00
fuck hard in the blizzard conditions.
Urgles - 2nd O/S - 2000 with Keith
butteredfrog - 1998
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/97
Richard Weller - May/94 with David Gaskell
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 23/Sep/93 with Bill Kemball
99bolivar - Lead O/S - May/92 with Nick Sutton
Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - Jun/89 with Sue Hartley, John Byrne
Climbed during recce for Cuillin ridge attempt, and during the failed attempt that followed...
petemeads - Sep/87
Neil Henderson - 1986
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/84
paul59 - 2nd - 30/May/83 with Paul Kirk
John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - Aug/81 with Shaun
RichardMc - 02/Jun/77 with Dave Langmead
Wonderful sunny Skye day.
John Stenhouse - AltLd - Apr/74 with Charlie Stenhouse
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Jul/73 with Colin Morrison