Cioch Nose*** VD
["What had appeared from any angle to be an XS pitch..turned out to be a glorious Difficult!" Tom Patey, 1 kb]200m, 7 pitches. An absolute belter of a climb which is best done as part of the A’ Chioch Ridge continuation. Add a few long slings to a light rack. Park at the Bealach na Ba viewpoint and head for the obvious mast. Just short of the summit head east and take the steep path down into Ciore a’ Chaorachain. Gain Middle Ledge by scrambling up A’ Chioch gully for 40m and then right onto a path, the start of the route is 20m past a series of low roofs and starts at an offwidth crack. Pitch 1 (30m, 4a) climb the offwidth and then over some bulges trending left to avoid the small roof, climb a fine corner to a ledge and a choice of belays. Pitch 2 (20m, 4a) thrutch up the awkward corner at the far end of the ledge. Exit right and climb easier ground to reach a thread belay on the one of the best ledges you’ll find in Scotland. Pitch 3 (40m, 4a) traverse right for 3m, enjoying an intermediate amount of exposure, and then up, past a peg runner, climb a series of horizontal breaks trending slightly left towards a chimney. Climb and exit this on the right onto another large ledge with an excellent thread belay. Pitch 4 (30m) go to the far end of the ledge (CN scratched on the rock) and climb a superb, but short-lived layback. Go right around the bulge and take the easiest line up to a chossy ledge and boulder belay. Pitch 5 (20m) scramble easily up and left over blocks to the false summit to a choice of huge belays. Head towards the formidable-looking ridge continuation by dropping down the neck and taking the surprisingly easy to follow path up huge blocks towards the well defined crack in the steepest section of the ridge. Avoid going left past the large gully. Pitch 6 (30m) climb the slab about 10m to the left of the large crack with an awkward move at half-height, to a comfortable thread belay. Pitch 7 (30m) climb up, trending right to easy ground and a choice of solid belays. Delightful scrambling over/around several false summits gets you back to the mast. Si Lynch 2009.

Ticklists: Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Classic Far Northwest, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Easter 2012, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, The Baron's Bucket List.

Photo: "What had appeared from any angle to be an XS pitch..turned out to be a glorious Difficult!" Tom Patey © IainMunro
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holly138 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/15 with Jen

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/15

50mph gusts meant we backed off from the scramble after the main climb. Used South Gully and abseiled down, making good use of the ab tat in situ at three locations. Very wind burnt.
JenRoberts - 2nd - 11/Sep/15 with Ollie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/15

After a slightly late start (1pm, traversed on a higher terrace to the top of the climb and had to ab South Gully) we finished up the Continuation after doing the Direct Start. Finshed at mast at 9pm Feels harder than V.Diff but that might be the epic exposure. The route and rock felt gritstonesque, albeit nearly 500m long !!
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Zoe Taylor

matthew885 - Lead O/S - Sep/15

First two pitches wet
clams - AltLd rpt - Aug/15 with Catherine

CatMc - AltLd - Aug/15 with clams

Chapstick - Aug/15 with Raphaëlle gac

Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/15

bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with jacob davies

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15

alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/15 with Phil Aitken

PhilipA - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/15 with Alex McMillan

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/15

Grim May weather. Hail and snow! Fun scramble off the top back to the radar tower.
MarcusP - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Monica

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/15

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 25/May/15 with Margaret Parker

Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/15

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Matt Kettle

MattKettle - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Joe Norris

cjohn62 - AltLd - 04/Apr/15

Avinash Aujayeb - 2015

gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/14 with Emma

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14

cpforbes - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Frances Coles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/14

Great route, went too far left on the second part of pitch three.
Robertgiddy - Lead - 02/Aug/14

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14

Approached from top and descended to route.Although wet on previous day and into the night the route was mostly dry.Fine outing with the continuation to the summit.
uphillnow - AltLd - 13/Jul/14 with Rik

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/14

freudy_love - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/14 with Neil Barron

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/14

Lead 1 and 3
yehti - AltLd - 24/Jun/14 with Iain Smith

Hidden - 14/Jun/14

SarahA - AltLd - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/14

Couple of awkward moves and took us quite a while to scramble off the ridge but enjoyed the climbing.
Bethwoodley - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Sarah A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/14

Did as four pitches, not seven and lead P1 & P3.
kyaizawa - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Luke Cullum

In 4 pitches. P2 & P4
lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Ky Aizawa

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14

short-pitching - great reward for heading out on a v claggy morning
simondunf - AltLd - 31/May/14 with caspar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/14

EBailey - AltLd - 27/May/14

From the top car park, with final ridge scramble too.
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Ed and Helen

MichaelConstantinou - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with Sarah Statham

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/14

ned_85 - AltLd - 13/May/14 with Emily Bridger

erbridger - AltLd - 13/May/14 with nedly14

frank ramsay - Solo - 12/May/14

Nemo9 - AltLd - 29/Apr/14 with Ian

Solo in glorious bank holiday sunshine, and not a soul to be seen.
planetmarshall - Solo - 19/Apr/14

bob johnson - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Rich Ball, Bram

ColdAndWet - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Another epic. In rain showers. Topped out in the dark onto the nose. Pitches 3 and 4 were awesome. The rest was really wet meaning there were a few really hard moves where it would be easily passable in the dry. Escape down south gully was pretty wild in the dark. Great fun.
ieuanr - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Seamus

Pretty big adventure, darkness set in and Ieuans headtorch broke. Did not expect there to be another 300 meters of climbing after topping out, we bailed down the gully. Tat in situ was good, left behind another sling
Shea - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Ieuan

Lead p2&4 then we moved together. Amazing weather and stags calling all around.
JonnoP - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with John Walker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13

BelleVedere - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Pete Armitage

captain_reindeer - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with Alastair Grantham

tom.e - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/13

Led first and 3rd pitch. Great relaxing day and a nice scramble after
JasonK - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Euan Boyd

butterflykaia - 2nd - 25/Jun/13

Wet and windy
Mackinclimb - AltLd - 25/Jun/13

In pouring rain and high winds. Great fun if a little chilly
arose - AltLd - 23/Jun/13 with Adam Macintosh

poeter210 - AltLd - 13/Jun/13 with Byrne, adrian voss

Lead P1, P3
druss - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Byrne Ghavalas, Peter Ocampo

sprout3099 - 13/Jun/13 with Becky Wood

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/13

Climbed previously.
ill_bill - AltLd - 07/Jun/13

Lairig team ascent in the evening - continuation ridge in the dark. Great craic.
peter.herd - AltLd - 06/Jun/13 with Ryan Gil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13

Quallim - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Appleby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/13

xusa - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Gareth Borthwick

Climbing day with Martin Moran. Guide books give this severe for the first two pitches. We did the harder severe pitch on the final wall.
pzkeeper - 2nd - 04/Jun/13 with Richard B

joscott - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Matt Hickman

Led P1&2, Alistair 3&4, Robbie 5&6 (together). Amazing day out!
Darrell Read - AltLd - 20/May/13 with Robbie King, Alistair Everett

robbiek - AltLd - 20/May/13 with Alistair Everett, Darrell Read

What a great route! Surprising day when all around was wet and miserable.
Bob Hassall - 09/May/13

Egons Issy - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Maria Brierley

A few surprises especially slimey corner. The continuation climb, scramble was a never ending story.
Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 07/May/13 with Egons- Issy

Slick - Lead - 07/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jan/13

jezzadamz - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

mjackson - 2013

punj - AltLd - 20/Oct/12 with john meechan

drysori - Lead - 04/Oct/12 with Jesamine

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/12

Led P1, P3 and subsequent continuation pitches onto the ridge
Nille - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Marcel, Peter

pitzs - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Nils Hempler

Brilliantly protected severe climbing, as graded in SMC guidebook. South gully descent now has good ab stations, out of interest.
glaramara - Lead - 04/Aug/12 with tamzin

Led 2 this time. Still think a bit sporting for VD! Did continuation ridge.
fall-line - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/12 with Laurence, Job

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/12

Lead first and 4th pitches. 1st/2nd pitches were a bit wet and slimy. Hard for VD.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd - 30/Jul/12 with Job, Donald

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

who etched CN with an arrow on the wall! shame on you, but it did help us find it!
jess - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with glen dickson

pitches 2 and 4 led. great classic route. good views and exposure. Difficult exit: either a grassy scramble and ridge walk or a double abseil out!
ClimbingGlen - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Jess Mccaskey

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12

Lead all pitches. Great fun but took a long time. The continuation scramble was also longer than I'd appreciated...
milkyjoe - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with elspeth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/12

RocKalina - AltLd - 07/Jul/12 with MM

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/12

Excellent route, led odd pitches. Continued up the upper ridge. Started in hot sunny day and a thunderstorm hit just as reaching the end of the climbing! Only in Scotland!
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Dad

Fantastic route-started in blazing sun and finished in a thunder storm.The top ridge done in the rain- rather pleased to get to the top and the short walk back to car park at top of the pass.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Tom

Took a chance with showers threatening but managed to finish just before one hit. I lead the first pitch but we linked pitches where we could after this.
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/12 with Finlay Wild

Crack of noon start. Begun P1 at 1600. Weather doubtful on leaving Inverness but proved to be dry throughout with blue skies toward to end. I led P2 and P4 with some grunting groaning P2 corner. P3 best climbing to date. Reached mast at 2010.
mikesuth - AltLd - 01/Jul/12 with Simon Hayes

Led P1, P4 and top continuation pitch. Great climb. Rain on P6, but otherwise dry.
mattdown - AltLd - 16/Jun/12

Climbed as a trio, led pitched 3 and 6, Pitch 3 has incredible exposure, pitch 6 climbed in the wet. Climbed with continuation
Baggie - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/12 with Matt Down

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12

Led out P1, 2 and 3. Jax did 4 & 5. P3 wildly exposed but great fun. P2 difficult with packs. Fantastic day and Defo worth the four stars. Some harder moves than a vDiff!!
jacobfinn - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with jjax

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

jjax - AltLd β - 04/Jun/12 with jason

Absolutely stunning! Pitch 3 is way way out there! Route and continuation ridge took longer than expected.....
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Debbie Lee

Harri777 - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Stephen T, Simon H

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12

Lovely route. Led even pitches, pitch 2 would easier without a sack
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Mike

HS direct start OK but bit dirty and lots of big hollow blocks....
tomdude - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with marie

It's not often I have the opportunity to lead something in this sort of position! Brilliant climb.
marie_p - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Tom

Odd pitches. A great mountaineering day out, did the continuation and the summit of Sgurr a'Chaorachain (good viewpoint of the climb)
Mike-W-99 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Fiona

1st mountain route after an 8yrs..... Why the hell did I stop climbing?? I love this shit!
TrollJester - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Phil Blackwood

Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Steve T

mwicks1968 - AltLd - 19/May/12

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5 (we split the last one). Finished up the ridge to the top. Classic day out.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Anne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

KevB - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Jon Evans

jon59 - Lead - 04/May/12

An excellent end to an excellent week. I led pitches 1,3,5 and the main pitch up the nose behind. Pitch 3 is by far the highlight with magnificent exposure and superb climbing and protection.
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12 with Sean

Sean20 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12 with Chris

Definitely a 'Scottish V Diff'. First pitch awkward in places and the second pitch has a tricky and quite technical start. Third pitch very atmospheric. Overall a fantastic outing.
Si Carter - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Ewan MacTaggart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/12

Big boots, 1 point of aid on P1
LozM - 2nd - 2012 with Steve Scott, Mark J

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

newtonmore - 2012

simonty - 2nd - 2012

baileyswalk - 2012

Hidden - 2012

goadventure1 - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - AltLd - 2012

m dunn - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

JonG - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Fatherof2 - Lead - Aug/11 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/11

Amazing route in the sun! Parked at the top and walked down via the radio tower. Found the route no problem. Climbed the Nose then Upper Continuation. 635 meters of awesome! Easy walk to the car.
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Amelia

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Pete Barker - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Lizzie

Rain from 3rd pitch. Great rock and pleasant climbing.
isi_o - AltLd - 21/Jun/11 with Graham Stuchbury

Lead P2+4. Brilliant weather, brilliant route, brilliant day. Continued along ridge to mast. Great end to a route! Felt hard for a VDiff in parts.
Stuzz - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Chris Hingly

AGoodi - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with James Yip

Best V Diff I've done. Brilliant!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Amy Goodill

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11

Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - May/11

did this as a continuation route after doing cioch west
si_green99 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Owen Raybould, mike morgan

Gustav - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Laura

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

Loved it. Big easy classic route, nice scrambling to finish. VD....If you just had that in your tank, brown trousers!
beds74 - Lead - 29/Apr/11 with Rebecca Edwards

swung leads with rob. pitch 3 probably the nicest, exposed but brilliant holds.
pebbles - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with pete evans, rob

quality route, great climbing , variety of styles, never hard and well protected with wires. Nice dry rough rock in a quiet location. Parked at top and walked down so scrambled off along the ridge which was excellent fun but long (90mins from top of cioch). One to do again.
lithos - 25/Apr/11 with Pete Evans

WB - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/11

joeydurkin - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Chris W

glenngordon - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with davy watt

Definitely severe per the SMC guide. Excellent route. Sun all day, good breeze to keep the temperature down. Took the gully decent from beneath the scramble/VD final section. Long day but worth it! Was passed by a soloist on the "superb ledge" at the start of P3 - made us feel uneasy just watching him step out onto the most exposed pitch!
hcooper - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Jennifer Slack

Excellent route in the sunshine. Pitch 2 is a bit of an awkward struggle. Pitch 3 fantastically exposed. Would agree with the Severe grade in the SMC Guide, plenty of holds but can be tricky in places.
Jen80 - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Cooper

westaway - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Imelda Neale

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/11

Eike - 2nd - 24/Feb/11

jon59 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

WilliamBurnside - 2011

Neil Henson - 2011

adie84 - 2011

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

bullybones - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jon59 - 2011

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

nowler - 12/Oct/10

chapmand - Lead - 10/Oct/10 with Sofia Baer

Briallant weather,goodclimbing, what more can you ask...
johnkeith - AltLd - 09/Oct/10 with Andrew Keith

nowler - 09/Oct/10

andrewkeith - AltLd - 09/Oct/10 with johnkeith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10

BALD EAGLE - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with F.Bridgeford

Brilliant Route.
chrissy - AltLd - 02/Sep/10 with Mo

full midge net, climbing. thanks to local book club got to applecross pub in time for lobster!
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 02/Sep/10 with chrissy

jepotherepo - Lead - Sep/10 with Helen

CurlyStevo - AltLd - Sep/10 with Kenny

cas smerdon - AltLd - 14/Aug/10 with Mark S

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/10

totally brilliant. a little damp
tomdude - AltLd - 12/Aug/10 with lawrence

wence - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Tom

MaxR - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Toby

tobyk - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Max Rayner

lead pitch 1 and 4 - great exposure on pitch 3! - good holds (for sandstone) tho probably severe as per smc guidebook. continued to the top by scrambling the ridge - lead headwall on right hand side at about HS (tried to pick an interesting line) then the rain set in and took 4 hrs to get back to the car moving together on wet grass over the spires :S a good mountain day!
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with sam webb

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Fergus, Ferdia, Rozzy

ferdia - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Fergus, Rozzy, Andy

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/10

Fergus Cuthill - Solo O/S - Jun/10

Amazing. Dropped chalk bag... watched it fall a long way!
mterentiusvarro - AltLd - Jun/10 with Jack

Climbed as a 3. Led 1st pitch and the VDiff pitch on the continuation. Top route, top day.
George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Roger and Kris

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Kris & George

Trickiest part was the wet grass approach. Nice route, continued up ridge.
jimorothy - AltLd - 30/May/10 with Rachel Crolla

Roget - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with jim

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Scott Becker

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Wee Mark

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

A fantastic climb.I led pitches 1,3 and 5. Dustin led 2,4 and 6. Steep and exposed climbing at V.Dif with a few moves at Severe(beginning of pitch 2 was very tricky). Pitch 3 was my favourite, extremely exposed but just the right number of holds to be comfortable. With the continuation ridge at the top this was a big day out. Very memorable and great weather.
TomPollock - AltLd O/S - 17/May/10 with Dustin Bunyan

Dustin - AltLd O/S - 17/May/10 with Tom Pollock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

Pete23 - 2nd - May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

blouise - Lead - May/10 with Guy Bromley

ZA - AltLd - May/10 with kenny

with Catriona, Lorraine and Paul
ZA - AltLd - May/10 with kenny

Magnificent route in perfect weather conditions.Continued on along ridge to summit.
DavPk - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Catherine Pearks

Lead pitches 2 & 3 (we added a short extra one in between these two). Great route. Interestingly exposed. Found the 1st pitch surprisingly awkward.
markhammonds - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Donald Slater

Definately Severe, intimidating and awkward but brilliant. Abseiled down South Gully due to time constraints.
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Mark Hammonds

smcw - AltLd O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

first pitch is severe
jackse - AltLd - 2010 with kenny

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/09

mark sadler - Sep/09 with john

joe king - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/09 with Rose

Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/09

led by Di Gilbert - outstanding route
LostinLondon - 2nd - 13/Jul/09

In trainers, in the pissing rain, moving together. Great fun! Highly recommended for a wet weather day.
Stewart B - Lead - 01/Jul/09 with Chris Everett

Pitches 2 and 4. Brilliant
oliverk - AltLd - 28/Jun/09 with Michael

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/09

I led 1st, 3rd and the upper part of the fourth. Stepping out on to the third pitch is deffinately the highlight.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Rich Garside

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Tom B + Man Fran

munkeyseemunkeydo - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Moe

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Cora

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09

richiegarside - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with steven Andrews

started 6pm....finished the ridge at midnight in bright moonlight. Unforgettable!
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Sam Wood, Lisa Ferrero, Claire Newlands

Lead pitches 3,4 and the severe route on upper buttress.
frecro - AltLd O/S - 17/May/09 with Zoe Thornton and Mike Cross

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/09

t_stork - AltLd O/S - 16/May/09 with Steve Walls

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

stunning day. did the ridge loop starting from the top
dave o - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Julia H

Mr.Billiams - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Russell

decs - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

petegunn - Lead - 17/Apr/09 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/09

steveadkinson - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Si & John

Made the route finding as difficult as possibly for ourselves. Started raining on 4th & 5th pitches.
Lamb - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Robert Mannby & Dave McGregor

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 21/Mar/09 with John Vehnier, Martin, Leon

first multi-pitch climb, unforgetable. weather was superb for the middle of october. the 3rd pitch wasn't as exposed as i had imagined.
errrrm? - 2nd - 13/Oct/08 with gaz h

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Joe Wheeler

Lead pitches 1,3&5 Big boots Good Weather amazing Day.
Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Tim Sugars

lovely climb (4th ascent I think including the direct last time and the superdirect in the distant past)
brianrunner - AltLd - 10/Jul/08 with martina

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Jones

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 04/Jun/08 with John Metcalfe

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/08

sgl - AltLd - 21/May/08 with Susie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08

Spade - AltLd - 17/May/08 with Graeme Cook

Climbed on a beautiful hot sunny day.
Graham Iles - Solo - 05/May/08

abbeywall - AltLd - May/08

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - May/08 with Lucy Prins

Elsier - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/08 with Stuart

Hidden - 2008

TrollJester - Lead O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Steve Lenartowicz - 2008 with Clare

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Oct/07

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 29/Sep/07 with Jeanie

Hidden - Sep/07

thebat - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Giles

Hidden - 20/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07

gdb4060 - Aug/07 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/07

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/Jul/07 with kim mason

IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/07

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/07 with Rafa

Total classic route, with perfect rock and lovely, exposed moves. We moved together all the way as Alps training!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Emily

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 09/Jun/07 with Phil Warriner

Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/07 with Ann Sanderson

Hidden - Lead - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - Jun/07

Sandy P - AltLd - 13/May/07 with Mike Bland

sparkass - AltLd O/S - May/07 with Mike Shorter

Phill_ Thompson - May/07 with Lucy Prins

Dirk Wallis - AltLd - 29/Apr/07 with Chris Hill & Simon Pearce

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Dirk Wallis, Simon Pearce

nakedave - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/07

tomhull - 23/Feb/07

5 Pitches in waterproofs and rucksack - last one in 4 season boots!
leigh - 2nd - Jan/07 with Martin

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/07

mshorter - AltLd - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/06

pete dd - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with Micheal Shorter

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/06

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/06 with Ben Wallace

with big boots!
steveP - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/06 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/06 with steve petit

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06

A O - AltLd - 05/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/06

Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/06 with David Brown

BallsOfSteel - AltLd rpt - May/06 with alex moran

Tenko - May/06 with Wilf Welsh

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/05 with Neil Henson

Great route and fantastic view from one of the belays. On the way back we saw a herd of female red deer run away, the stag just stood there and looked at us. Very memorable day out.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 24/Jun/05 with Mark Collins

Amazing route, that is a three star v.dif!
sebrider - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Stuart Marshall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/04

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/04 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/04 with victim of mathematics

RAK - AltLd - 25/Jul/04 with Lauri

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/04

hedgehog77 - AltLd - 10/Jun/04

Led 2,3&4
Iain Thow - AltLd - 27/May/04 with Ben Lowe

then followed continuation to summit at MS. Tricky for VDiff but anyone who thinks it's Severe is in for a shock when they try a real severe!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 25/May/04 with Carmen

DundeeDave - AltLd - 23/May/04 with Eva Ticke

Excellent Route
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 08/May/04 with Jon Massey

Captain Solo - Lead - 01/May/04 with Karen

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

Started raining. got blown off the crux. incredibly scared
arose - Solo - Apr/04

Murr64 - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Darren McAulay

Superb climbing on a stunning day, sorry I rushed you Maria! Pick-your-route on the upper tier and finishing hard scramble along the ridge were essential icing on the cake.
nick everett - Lead - 2004 with Maria de la Torre

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/03

Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with Andy Munro

JiveWeasel - AltLd O/S - 31/May/03 with Mrs Weasel

Take my advice and leave your car at the top -walk down to a point where you can cut across to the start of the climb! If you intend to do the continuation tithe top.
Ann S - 2nd - 01/May/03 with Bill Harrison/Paul Murray

climbingxcat - 2nd - Apr/03 with Brian

topped out in Gale force rain.
keith leonard - Lead O/S - 2003 with wife

Hidden - 2002

Yourlead - AltLd - 22/Sep/01 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd - May/01

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Aug/00 with Tim Stain

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/00

Led all
oscaig - Lead O/S - 2000 with Chris McNicol

Hidden - 2000

bullybones - 2000

Darragh - Sep/99 with Hanna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/99

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 14/May/99 with DG

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

Just a lovely day out. Sunny and nice relaxed climbing on rope of three with good company
johnkeith - AltLd - 1999 with Geordie Skelton and John Chroston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

Descended side-gully in rainstorm. Test the anchors; I didn't like them much.
Jamie B - Lead - Jun/98 with Ingrid Baumann

Hidden - Lead - 1998

plain kitten - 10/Sep/97

dangates - AltLd - 1997 with Derek Bain

kp64zl - AltLd - Sep/96 with Kirsten

ill_bill - AltLd - Jun/96

First Multi pitch route.
seanyt - 2nd - Jun/96

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 10/Mar/96 with Emmy McCowen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1996

Lovely climb. I think this is the only climb I've done with the missus.
agagsgrot - Lead O/S - Sep/95 with Maggie

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/95

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/95

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 12/Oct/94 with Mike Boyle, Rab Young

rogerskews - AltLd - 1994 with Martin Coward

CMacD - 1994

stokienomad - 1994

Raggar - AltLd - 22/May/93 with Chris B, Jon B

steve prior - Lead - May/93 with Roz C

Graham Kennedy - AltLd - 1993 with Andrew Porter, Andrew Heward

Brilliant day out. Not a good choice for your first lead at the grade, though. Only V Diff to those who climb several grades harder!
Rog Wilko - AltLd - May/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Traversed in too high and on wrong terrace.....THE INCEDENT WITH THE STAG!,,,,
Yourlead - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/91 with Ric Gregory

Only led top wall by diff crack
IanMcC - AltLd - Jun/91 with ColinB

Andy Say - Solo - 14/Aug/90

Snow showers and sunset.
alan moore - May/90

phardman - 1990

Wet. Waded across braeside of frogs to get to it. Running with water and aided it.
eroica64 - Lead - 30/Jul/88 with Paul Smethurst

rogerskews - May/88 with Bryn Roberts

Nigel Bond - Lead - 25/May/87 with Martin Cash

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/86

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/85

Hidden - Lead - 1985

babymoac - AltLd - Sep/83 with MTW & Paul R

Hidden - Lead - Jun/80

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

tapley - Lead - 05/Jul/78 with Alison Tapley

neil3965 - Lead - Sep/77 with Julie Blythe

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Ben Cooper

A fine mountaineering expedition, by far the best of 1975.
Peter Main - Lead - 20/May/75 with Stew Webb

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/71

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