TD Gap (Original Route)* S
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.
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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

Ridge attempt
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 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

Slightly polished
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

feckin' scary!!
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

very polished!!!
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

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Total votes cast 73
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easy HVD18 of 40
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VD2 of 40
easy VD1 of 40
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