Pygmy Ridge* M
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Ticklists: Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey.

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This climb is in 196 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Good option for the damp conditions.
glenngordon - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with ray duffy

fall-line - AltLd - 11/Jul/15 with Alice

Barry Harper - Solo - 06/Jul/15

swmackey - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/15

olliepocock - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/15 with sean mackey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

a bit of ice on some of the holds
AntMayer - AltLd - 14/Jun/15

plain kitten - 2015

JenRoberts - 2nd - 09/Oct/14 with Ollie

Pete Barker - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with Lizzie

Large part of route on top rib has collapsed (refers to the steep rib after crossing a horizontal arÍte as described in SMC guide)
Alastair MacSween - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/14

danceswithcats - 2nd - 13/Sep/14

stufish - Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/14

roryferris - Lead - 10/Aug/14

k2scott - Aug/14

Climbed in mountain boots & full water proofs.
Mapleleaf - AltLd - 27/Jul/14 with Jim Hall

Interesting day out with Ian practicing for MIA assessment
rachcrewe - 2nd - 06/Jul/14 with Ian Craigie

lovely day out with Alex - sunnry. Combined with Afterthought arete. Camped in Coire an t'Sneachda overnight
JohnMetcalfe - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Alex Metcalfe

JudithE - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Martin Ellis, HB (Graham Ettle, Guide)

SUColdo - Solo - 06/May/14

crustypunkuk - 2014

Nice. Climbed in boots.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Richard

scramble with glenmore lodge guide
billyf1 - 2nd - 04/Oct/13

Led 2 students as a scramble. Nice route. A few big loose boulders!!!
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Student

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/13

Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Louis

Louis Hume - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with Jenny

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/13

CaelanB - Solo - 20/Jul/13

Ross Young - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Neil

JamesRoddie - Solo - 14/Jul/13

Alastair MacSween - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/13

Spade - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Ed Watson

well, we went somewhat off route so our route was a bit harder than advertised
rallymania - AltLd rpt - 04/Jul/13 with Mike J

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/13

Interesting ascent up snow apron. Bit chilly until sun came out
iaincoker - 14/Jun/13

Moved together, done in half an hour.
David Barratt - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with owenf

split it into 2 pitches, climbed together on the move I lead the second pitch, ben goddard lead the first.
aleckirby - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

Good route. Perfect dry conditions. Approached from right gully. Approach from Aladins mirror looked like a slightly better option from above with current snow conditions
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Will, Dave Riley

An absolute hoot! Entertaining approach up part of Central LH with a bonus tricky pitch out of the gully and scramble to the base of the route. Superb moves and solid (ish) rock for the first 60m or so then got blasted across the arÍte and up the final tower by the ever strengthening wind. A good option today and avoided the crowds in what looked like very dubious conditions in the gullies....
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Dave Marshall, Will Owen

Simul climbed
planetmarshall - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Jenny Landers, Michael Hopert

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Andy Hall, James Douglas

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/12

jacobfinn - AltLd - 26/Aug/12 with jjax

led 2nd pitch
jjax - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with jason

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/12

solo in the rain.
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 24/Aug/12 with Pete Nellis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/12

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 21/Jul/12

Climbed after doing The Magic Crack. Very enjoyable.
yehti - Solo - 16/Jul/12 with Iain Smith

Roch - AltLd - 28/Mar/12 with Luke Parkes

parksy986 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12

PAJames - 21/Mar/12

Loose blocks at the top. Pleasant route though, solo the ridge next to the gully to get to the start.
monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Steve Chapman, Jon Hubbard, David Edmondson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/12

The Big Sender - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12 with morgan trigg, Fergus Cuthill

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

cwhitty - AltLd - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012

Andy Hewison - AltLd - 28/Oct/11 with Steve T

Very windy!
OwenF - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with DURC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/11

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 24/Sep/11

Raining, big boots.
Dustin - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/11 with Tom Pollock

TomPollock - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/11 with Dustin Bunyan

Did it in big boots, weather was awful for first pitch (raining and cold), rock was wet but still grippy and lots of holds. After a couple of pitches we soloed the rest. Great climb to do before moving on to afterthought arete.
Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Steve T

breithorn4164 - Solo - 02/Jul/11

wookie667 - 28/Jun/11

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ferdia

ferdia - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Andy

burto - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11 with calum, hertha

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 11/Jun/11

chapmand - Lead - 10/Jun/11 with Liz Miller

Slightly icy in places but nothing you couldn't easily avoid. Teams ahead of us with crampons on. No idea why...
isi_o - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Hannah Appleton

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

Davidwalker3101 - AltLd - 2011

Very cold, wet, windy conditions with some sections even having a light dusting on them. Still enjoyable tho and can see how it would be a belter of a solo romp in summer. Overall a good recce for winter.
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/10 with Neil Barron

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Nov/10

Drizzle and very wind at the start. Big boots and gloves most of the way up. Good route though and in a good situation.
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Alan Hardie, Jon Massey, Richard Holland

DundeeDave - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with Ewan Gourlay

Cold and wet at first. Led two 30m pitches then scrambled the rest.
fall-line - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Erik Mackie, Sarah Kirton, Karolina Mysiak, Jamie Johnston

Jamie Johnston - AltLd - 16/Oct/10 with Sarah Kirton, Karolina Mysiak, Erik Mackie, Donald Slater

Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Jamie Johnston, Karolina Mysiak, Sarah Kirton, Donald Slater

skirton - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with Jamie Johnston, Karolina Mysiak, Erik Mackie, Donald Slater

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

Soaking wet - 80mph gusts - a bit breezy lol.
GScot38 - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 01/Sep/10

mass ascent with me leading and 4 seconds simul-climbing. loose rock on last pitch.
glaramara - Lead - 16/Aug/10 with tamzin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/10

Josh's first multi-pitch lead!
tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Josh Plant

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/10

Ross L - AltLd - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - 24/Jul/10

mikesuth - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Laura Eunson

1st multi pitch climb
lauraeunson - 2nd - 21/Jul/10 with mikesuth

mwicks1968 - Solo - 08/Jul/10

Dustin - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Aggie

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 26/Jun/10

mikemartin - Solo - 24/Jun/10

Still a band of snow at the base of the crag so took the shortest route across it. Eventually got to easier scrambling on the way up - probably best to head further up central gully and then move left. 4 fly-bys by the yellow taxi so not much peace and quiet!!
halfaseesaw - AltLd - 20/Jun/10 with absolutebeginner

absolutebeginner - AltLd - 20/Jun/10 with halfaseesaw

An extremely wet and windy day getting buffeted about high the ridge. A great route nonetheless.
CMCM - Lead O/S - Jun/10

A great route, with a lot of variety and some funky moves for Moderate!
Only a hill - Lead - 21/May/10 with James Roddie

JamesRoddie - 2nd - 20/May/10 with Alex Roddie

French Erick - Solo β - 08/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

colin fagan - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

MouseHunter - 2010

Hidden - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

jonnie3430 - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/09

Short roped with some spike belays, easy climbing, looks good for winter.
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/09

Short roped with some spike belays, easy climbing, looks good for winter.
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/09

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - Oct/09

Started up headwall and when reaching the bottom of pygmy decided to crack on up it
rallymania - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

TommSC - AltLd - 20/Sep/09

morsy - Solo - 18/Sep/09

alan.rodger - Solo - 11/Sep/09

Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/09

Rich H - AltLd - Jul/09

stunning weather, nice route.
rambler_gary - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Rachael, Jamie

Jamie Buxton - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Gary Mirams and Racheal

davie.p. - Lead - 26/Jun/09 with Dad

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 26/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/09

frecro - 21/Jun/09 with wee stevie

stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Freddie Crowley

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Jun/09

joeydurkin - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Adam

Iain Thow - Solo - 01/Jun/09 with Ben Lowe

melville18 - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with claire melville

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

molemug1 - 2009

rossn - 2009

Gusting 60mph winds v.interestig day.
Danny Boy Dunbar - 2nd - 15/Nov/08 with Ben Cludeary

Great day mountaineering, Topped out on the plateux in freezing rain and gale force wind
Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Lindsay

Lindsay Sutherland - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Daniel Sutherland

Hidden - Solo - Oct/08

Enjoyed this route. Used it to get onto the plateau before going to Hell's Lum.
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Kenny

nukebat - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08 with Craig

that_idiot - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/08 with Scott

HIGHTOWER - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/08 with Tim

Hidden - Jul/08

TomPollock - Solo O/S - Jul/08

John Roe - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with Craig Kearney, Pete Smith

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Jones

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - 27/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/07

Pitch 1. Moved together after that.
oliverk - AltLd - 25/Aug/07 with Malcolm

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/07

Captain Solo - Solo - 17/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/07

Climbed in the rain, that quickly passed. Amazing line for the grade, with loads of clean rock, and no scrappy grass bits!
bigbobbyking - AltLd - 12/Aug/07 with jacob davies

abbeywall - AltLd - Aug/07 with K

barney_edin - AltLd - 07/Jul/07 with Kati

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 04/May/07

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/07 with joe

winds of fury, horizontal rain... wanted a winter climb finished rockclimbing in big boots and gloves. It made it fun...yet not great.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Dave Kerr, Karl Atherton

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Sandy Simpson - Sent - 2007

trincee - 2007

Alastair MacSween - Lead - 05/Aug/06 with Roddy MacSween, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 24/Jun/06 with Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner

monkeyboyraw - AltLd - 14/Jun/06 with Stroudy

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with joe

keith hal - 2nd - May/06 with Andy Nisbet

Missed very top due to high winds.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - Oct/05 with Tim

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 13/Jul/05

DavPk - Lead - 19/Jun/05 with Catherine Pearks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/03

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 02/Aug/03

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 14/Sep/02

Used as way onto plateau before dropping down to the Shelter Stone and then continuing over Derry Cairngorm to Linn of Dee.
Stuart S - Solo - Sep/02 with Diane Giulianotti

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 19/Jul/02

konacol - Solo - 08/Jun/02

Climbed top pitch
Yourlead - 2nd - 16/Dec/01 with Graham Penny

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