Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13
wheelsucker - Solo - 29/Mar/13
A bit bare; powdery snow with the boulders bare. II seems a bit harsh in those conditions.
aldo56 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/13
Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/13
Brian Pollock - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/13
This looked ok from the bottom but there turned out to be a lot of loose powder, which was very unpleasant! With a bit more, consolidated, snow this would be very good. Turf was frozen, though. Definitely harder than II in current conditions and the guidebook was not lying about awkward moves at the start and middle!
Katherine Ross - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Daniel Tait
By the through route start. Tricky little step half way.
furbrow - Solo - 20/Jan/13 with Bruce McC
captain - 2013
Paterson12 - 2013
Ross Young - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rubi HWUMC
crookachili - Solo - 19/Feb/12 with Ross Young
boseow25 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/12 with euanryan
Great climb, done in 2 pitches, impressive bridging from willis on the first rocky step!
euanryan - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/12 with Willis
morsy - 10/Dec/11 with alan rodger
alan.rodger - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with stephan mors
shugsan - 10/Dec/11
rmowilson - Solo - 15/Jan/11
Found this one much harder than Chockstone Gully. It took me embarrassingly long though until I realized I have to go through the hole in the back.
johannes - Solo O/S - 08/Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/10 with Phil Jennings
Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/10 with Ally Rocke
Not ideal conditions. Nice day but snow was thin and turf not completely frozen. Tough start over first boulder. Novice 'threaded the needle' to get over the first boulder. I led the second boulder which was quite hard as well. The rest just powdery snow. Hard given the conditions (grade 2 probably). Would be good (but easy) if lots of consolidated snow. Had originally started up Maclays crack but bailed due to no frozen turf.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/10 with Novice
Hidden - 2010
lovely climb, my first winter route.
K_MacLeod - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Taba
Very hard as not enough snow/ice at the start.
r@bag - 2nd - 06/Feb/09 with Masa Sakano
First grade II for Laurence. Unfortunately the initial wall was thin, and I had to use 2 axes (one of them being just a walking axe, which I regretted) and torquing... Grade III/IV in this condition. Laurence had a massive struggle there in seconding.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Laurence D
Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/09
thin conditions more like a grade three than a 2
endless winter - AltLd rpt - 06/Dec/08 with Helen Rushby
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Nov/08
Very thin at the moment, the turf was not frozen and not enough snow, still got up it with a few curses.
endless winter - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/08 with Martin Riddell
abbeywall - AltLd - 12/Jan/08
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jan/08
Think this was the climb we did (no guidebook - just found our way up). Big boulder at the bottom - crawled through wee hole, then a good snowy gully broken by one short rocky pitch. Steep snow at the top. Good bucket-seating and awesome moving together through blizzard conditions to the North and Main summits, on which we were rewarded with sunshine and the only views of the day.
jameswbrae - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08 with Sam Cowie & Robert Norman
jfmchivall - Solo - 24/Jan/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/05
oscaig - AltLd - 2000 with Steve Reeves
A moonlite ascent
Yourlead - AltLd - 19/Dec/99 with Graham Penny
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/99
Yourlead - Solo - Feb/86 with Kevin Doyal, Philip Harnden, Donald Williamson