Snow on the ground and plenty of ice about. Big boots and a small rack. great laugh
arose - AltLd - 04/Dec/14 with Giles Cranston
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Chris., Alfie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14
bwestwood - Lead - 10/Oct/14
Peter Reynolds - Oct/14 with tom o'shea, ben westwood
Had great fun on this route, though got a bit confused as to where the 'cave' part started! Unfortunately made the rookie mistake of taking my headtorch which is now in the depths of the mountain somewhere...Certainly a route for those who enjoy chimneying!
Tasmin - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Craig Holden
Craig Holden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/14 with Tasmin Fletcher
Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/14 with Colin Hutton
Climbed first chimney and found tunnel quite full of chockstones and loose rock. Maybe this is the natural order of things, but also heard a some very loud rockfall from within the depths. Ran away and will leave it to more experienced speleologists to prove that it still goes.
morpcat - Lead dnf - 19/Jul/14 with James Salter
Lots of snow on the approach/descent...maybe approach shoes were not the best idea!
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Tim Deakin
cymjt - 2014
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 18/Oct/13 with Tim Miller
Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/13 with Tim Hamlet
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/13
guy757 - 17/Feb/13
TheAndyBarker - 2013
Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/12
Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with John Jackson
I think I took the through route but not sure, hard to work it out. Was inclined to trend towards the light where ever possible due to failing torch batteries! Mental climbing.
Captain Solo - Solo - 02/Jun/12
proper adventure! Climbed in winter boots. First pitch was hard. Took Tunnel Variation, and was stuck in it for ages, having to shead helmit, gear, guidebook and rope to get through. Quite a bit of loose stuf higher up.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Mark Falcus
Hidden - 2012
TheAndyBarker - 2012
TheAndyBarker - 2012
goadventure1 - 2012
Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/11
Hidden - Lead - 04/May/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11
brianrunner - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Loved the climbing, hated the caving. I had to remove my helmet and all the gear from my harness to squeeze through the narrowest part!
Lester - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Caspian James
Much better than expectations which were high already!!! My SMC Glencoe guide states that the tunnel is blocked by a rock fall. If you go to what I think is the bottom left of it you can squeeze through into the fault beyond, which can be udged up for about 15m to the squeeze hole. A-frickkin-mazing route. Squeeze below rock fall and squeeze out were only done after harness was removed!
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Marcus, Kaja
MarcusP - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Jonnie, Kaja
Awesome! Not sure which variation we took. Glad midges don't like the dark. I think we deserve extra points for doing it with rucksacks!
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09
took about an hour or so, with map, compass and GPS, to find the start after reaching the correct altitude, due to being immersed in thick cloud. mistakenly tried to climb with rucksacks, and left them in the cave before the second pitch. route-finding, and tunnel wriggling tricky. After emerging from the squeeze hole, Jelle took the lead into the gallery cave, and I had an abortive attempt from there up to the right of the arch, but retreated when I realised the block I was transferring to wouldn't hold me. After that, we ran out of food, and had no shoes to top out in anyway, so abbed off. From the amount of grisly tat on route, guess lots of people did the same. Will return with more food, and approach shoes.
KeithAlexander - AltLd dnf - 13/Jun/09 with Jelle Muylle
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/09
"Dare you enter the crypt?" Ghouls, goblins, a hangman's noose of tat, fantastic fun and hilarity, what a squeeze the 45cm exit window is. Endless exploration possible.
jimorothy - Lead - 31/May/09 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/May/08
Glorious mountain day wth big boots to cross the snow fields. A really unusual route, feels more like caving when you leave the chimney. Make sure you have your head torch on when you go into the first cave or there is a nasty surprise! We couldn't find an obvious VD route out from the 2nd cave to the top of the route so we eventually abseiled off.
Chris wilson - AltLd dnf - 24/May/08 with Sonya
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/07
We thought we were on Crypt route, then realised we definitely weren't. We got to the top, but we were on completely the wrong crag.
JdotP - AltLd dnf - May/07 with Chris Banks
Hidden - Lead - 05/Nov/06
westaway - Lead O/S - 2006
Hidden - 11/Jun/05
timmy-ts - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/04
Big boots, gloves & greasy rock
Yourlead - AltLd - 27/Sep/03 with Graham Penny
Very tight. Graham had a strange dream afterwards..
Jamie B - AltLd - Jun/03 with Graham Foster
dangates - AltLd - 2002 with Brandy
alan moore - Solo - 2000
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 06/Mar/99 with Brian Dickson
keith leonard - Lead - 1998
Geoff & Matt came up after us.
andrewbooth1000 - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/97 with Ben Hirst
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/95
Richard Weller - Jun/93 with Annabel Nickol
Andy Say - Solo - 27/Aug/90