Crypt Route*** VD
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Ticklists: Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Through Routes!, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Mountaineering in Scotland: in the footsteps of WH Murray.

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Hilariously tight. Made it through the cave and then decided to ab down West Chimney; raining so rocks were slippery (and also big and loose at crucial pull on WC). Apparently I might have been meant to go in another tunnel instead. Will be back in winter!
tomdude - Lead - 22/Aug/15 with eilidh cole, mike beddington, marie

Lots of fun in the Tunnel variation. Just about made it through, pretty tight though. Abbed off after this due to rain and Tom leading in trainers
marie_p - 2nd - 22/Aug/15 with mike, Eilidh, Tom

RebekahD - Jul/15 with Calum

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

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 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

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/May/08

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

Much as I like a bit of esoteria, this was a waste of a rare dry day...
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

IanMcC - AltLd - Aug/95 with Jimbo

Richard Weller - Jun/93 with Annabel Nickol

Andy Say - Solo - 27/Aug/90

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/89

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