Some consider this the hardest part of the Cuillin traverse, particularly in the wet. From the bottom of the gap, climb the north side via a large block and corner to a break on the left side at 30 feet. Continue straight up, passing a bulge on either side, to easier ground.

planetmarshall 17/Oct Solo O/S

On sight in trainers as part of ridge attempt. Dry, solid, very enjoyable.

Hidden 08/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul 2nd
John 'B' Hutchinson 03/Jul Lead β

During full ridge traverse

with Chris Hutchinson
Hidden 03/Jul Lead O/S
arose 22/Jun Lead

Didnt know this was now considered Severe! Whatever it is its hard in trainers in the wet!

with Justin Russel
Marq 22/Jun Lead O/S

Ridge attempt

with Dave Clark
Hidden 14/Jun 2nd rpt
IainMay 11/Jun Lead O/S

Leading in trainers, not recommended!

Hidden 24/May Lead O/S
DundeeDave 14/May 2nd
with Ben Hughes
Becks87 09/May 2nd O/S

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!

with Adam L
atom 09/May Lead O/S

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.

Rockafella ??/2015 Lead dog

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 out for the polish in the wet! Luckily the adrenaline got me back to the top in a jiffy.

Peter87 ??/2015 Lead

In walking boots

ColdAndWet 21/Sep/14 Lead
with Dave Torr, Paul Bartram
Yourlead 14/Sep/14 TR

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.

Hidden 12/Sep/14 -
Hidden 12/Sep/14 -
seanhendo123 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Hard work but good fun

JamieSparkes 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S

A bit of thrutch, but well protected with a #3 wallnut.

Bry 26/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
cjohn62 24/Jul/14 Lead
with andy
Avinash Aujayeb 07/Jul/14 2nd
HP9 ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Slightly polished

with Avi
Rickrick 28/Jun/14 -
Chuck 28/Jun/14 2nd
with Chris Hutchinson
lcullum7 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
RyanOsborne 04/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead
Hidden 28/May/14 Lead O/S
Jenny Hall 27/May/14 2nd O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 27/May/14 Lead

Sunny & dry - led in innov8 fell shoes as recce for ridge traverse - not as bad as I remember or I've improved.

with Jenny
aerobiee 24/May/14 Lead O/S
with Heather Thexton
csd23 14/May/14 2nd
with Pete hutchings, Tim Miller
farmus21 23/Apr/14 Lead
with Sam Radcliffe
Hidden 13/Oct/13 2nd
Martin Davies 13/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Elkin
markusj 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S

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!

with Mike Lates, Janis Russell
Adamski1986 24/Aug/13 Lead

hard for VD, felt more like HS

with Stewart Webb, John Walker
Brendan 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jamie and Andy
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead
joermann 07/Jul/13 Lead
Matt Marsh 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Mark Pearce, Joe Mann
allyrocke 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
JonmapDL 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

During Cullin Ridge Traverse attempt (South to North).

with Kyle
Mr. K 08/Jun/13 2nd
westaway 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Andy Hewison 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

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.

with Steve T
Roberttaylor ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S

In trainers on abortive ridge attempt.

NeilGriffiths 30/May/13 Lead

Great little pitch.

with Dom, Simon Frost, Adam
A Crook 30/May/13 2nd O/S
colinkeb 28/May/13 Lead
with john presley
johnnyhobo 28/May/13 2nd dog

Hardest climb to date thanks to climbing with a rucksack on my back and the belay position was lovely too ;)

with Colin Baker
steve7734 20/May/13 Lead β
adam clarke 19/May/13 Lead β
with James Hulme
Ollie B 03/Apr/13 Lead O/S

On a traverse attempt. Felt hard with pack and winter kit on. Dropped an axe.. ending the traverse plan.

with T.Ripley
cbeard 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S

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

musgravet 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Olly P
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 12/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Andrew Turner, Alan Turner, Ian Clifford
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Clay C 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S

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.

with Dave
ClimbingGlen 28/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Slippy, Wet, Polished. Harder than V.Diff. Body Jams are good!

jandyd05 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jason Greaves
Andy Moles 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Greg Cain
codgio 29/May/12 2nd O/S

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.

Hidden 29/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/12 Lead O/S
radioshed 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with dave s
David Stevens 21/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead
danex ??/2012 2nd
terrymccall 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with steven mccall
Rampikino 23/Aug/11 Lead

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!

with Cat
smcw 27/Jul/11 -
with rmc
Duncan Beard 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

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!

Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead
nick ferro 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 ?/Jul/11 -
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead O/S
Dan_Staff 27/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Jon Rogerson, Dan Staff, Oliver Mentz, Simon Hall
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead
manwithacam 25/Apr/11 -

Agree with HS in the dry. Quite exciting

with Sarah
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
mikelaing ?/Sep/10 Lead
with Dan Priddy, Al Wedge, Mike Jarmain, Paul Kelsall, Sally Wrigley
Hidden 15/Aug/10 -
cas smerdon 15/Aug/10 TR

Was struggling to pull up to horizontal break when someone dropped a screwgate on the end of a rope. There is a god!

with Mark S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 TR
tallthinmonkey 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Josh Plant
Smelly Fox 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Lead in big boots on an attempt of the full traverse.

with Andy MacPherson, Gus MacPherson
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
R_W_M 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Eleri
johannes 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mikemartin 18/Jun/10 Solo
Will Hunt 10/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Matt Ringrose
matt_ringrose 08/Jun/10 -
with Will Hunt
JdotP 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tom HS
THardSevere 06/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with john proctor
prwalker 06/Jun/10 Lead
with Sean Crombie, Tabea Fiecher
Liam Martin 31/May/10 Lead O/S
gazb 31/May/10 2nd
guyscott 29/May/10 2nd O/S

Wet conditions and walking boots made for a pretty nervy time on this one.

with Klas
andyfeds 26/May/10 2nd dnf

Arrived late after some good long scrambling. It started snowing. Had a good look but didn't even try!

with Pierre
Hidden ?/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
MaxR 09/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Toby
tobyk 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S

feckin' scary!!

vvanhinsbergh 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Down and up

Hidden 10/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/09 2nd O/S
tomhull 01/Jun/09 Lead
Fergus Cuthill ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with CalumC
Hidden 17/May/09 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/08 Lead
DavPk 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Catherine Pearks
mikemartin ?/Jul/08 Lead

Found it a bit tricky for a v diff.

jack_eadie ?/Jul/08 2nd
kdlauder 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S

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.

with Andy H
size9hex ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Not as awful as it looked from below. Climbed with boots and backpack, thus ligitimising the use of a runner for a hand swap.

freemanTom ?/Jun/08 2nd
Will Hunt 30/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie Goodwin
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
Mike Turner 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Keith Fisher
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead
HIGHTOWER 14/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Rusty, Chris Fawcett
Hidden ?/Jul/07 2nd
default_slipper 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S

smooth as a polished table- reach in the crack for holds

with tom sparkes
sparkoclimb ?/Jun/07 Lead
GiveHerHelen 28/May/07 2nd dog
Captain Solo 04/May/07 Solo rpt

Part of traverse

AndyL ?/May/07 2nd

very polished!!!

with dad
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd
HIGHTOWER ?/Sep/06 2nd
with Ben C
Andrew Sloan 16/Jul/06 Lead rpt

I would give this pitch VS5a.

with Steve Grove
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
steven ?/May/06 Lead
with Rob Hunt
Hidden 24/May/05 Lead O/S
Jonny M ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Phil Whitehurst
Captain Solo 25/Jun/04 Lead
with Karen
Zoomer 22/Jun/04 Lead

In the rain, getting dark, in big boots....shitting myself!

with Hiedi Sparks
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead
JRClay100 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with D Haigh
JRClay100 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with D Haigh
Hidden 22/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/02 2nd
rlrs ??/2002 2nd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/01 Solo

At least S, maybe harder!

Hidden ?/May/00 -
Urgles ??/2000 2nd O/S

fuck hard in the blizzard conditions.

with Keith
butteredfrog ??/1998 -
Hidden 18/Aug/97 2nd O/S
Richard Weller ?/May/94 -
with David Gaskell
Gordon Stainforth 23/Sep/93 2nd
with Bill Kemball
99bolivar ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Nick Sutton
Pete Pozman ?/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
with Sue Hartley, John Byrne
petemeads ?/Sep/87 -

Climbed during recce for Cuillin ridge attempt, and during the failed attempt that followed...

Neil Henderson ??/1986 -
Hidden 31/Jul/84 Lead O/S
paul59 30/May/83 2nd
with Paul Kirk
John Brayshaw ?/Aug/81 2nd O/S
with Shaun
RichardMc 02/Jun/77 -
with Dave Langmead
John Stenhouse ?/Apr/74 AltLd

Wonderful sunny Skye day.

with Charlie Stenhouse
Derek Ryden ?/Jul/73 Lead O/S
with Colin Morrison
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