120m. Harder starts (III-V) are available on the fan-shaped lower buttress

Ticklists: Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Great routes in the Coe, 3 star Scottish winter.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Nath93 03/Apr AltLd

Lots of wading to be had, a lot of snow for April! Good fun leading the fin pitch!

Jordangask 25/Mar 2nd
boyson 21/Mar Solo

Solo. 5am start before heading to work in Glasgow. Alpine conditions, bomber neve. Cloud inversion.

Sara 18/Mar AltLd O/S
Fiona Smith
Hidden 18/Mar Solo
tomdude 18/Mar Solo

finally... the arete is a right laugh, more like rock scrambling today

Hidden 15/Mar 2nd O/S
SarahA 15/Mar AltLd O/S
Duncan Livesey
Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
hamishfrost 14/Mar Solo O/S
fall-line 14/Mar AltLd

Lovely spring day.

The General
ajt68 14/Mar AltLd O/S
mattking_109 13/Mar Lead

Great weather. Great conditions on the route too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvQdwmsDFIQ

Dougbart 13/Mar Solo
Hidden 10/Mar Solo
Hidden 08/Mar -
oliverk 08/Mar Solo
Tim E
arose 02/Mar Lead

Mountaineering day (after starting up Dinnertime), MIC assesement

Liam Watson ?/Mar Solo
Mountain Gal 26/Feb AltLd
AllanT_87 25/Feb AltLd

Took the direct start to beat the Q's.

Graeme Marshall
bduffin 25/Feb 2nd
alexanderbeetle 20/Feb AltLd
Laura Wolsey
Dr Rorlasaurus 19/Feb AltLd

Perfect day

Hidden 19/Feb 2nd
arose 16/Feb Lead
GlennWatson 16/Feb Solo
Hidden 16/Feb 2nd
ChristyCole 16/Feb AltLd O/S

direct start at III

dkilner 16/Feb Lead O/S

Direct start at III - two pitches starting dead centre to theeft of a narrow chimney weaving up rock steps. Finishing pitch 1 above chimney. Pitch 2 straight through thin ice and a steep corner.

tobyk 16/Feb Lead O/S
Emma Akam
Hidden 16/Feb 2nd
calumhicks 15/Feb 2nd O/S
keithlambley 15/Feb Solo
Kate R
Euan Todd 15/Feb Lead O/S

Climbed with Richard and Jan, for his first Scottish Winter day out! Soloed most of the route, and I led the fin and topped out through a short chimney.

Hidden 15/Feb Lead
AGilmour 15/Feb AltLd

Moved together to the start of the arete. Led the arete trying not to get caught by the wind! Lovely climbing!

Nic DW, Lewis Gibbons
GuitarGenius92 15/Feb AltLd O/S
Jonathan Hazell
Hidden 14/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb Lead
Mike Hood 10/Feb Solo
Hidden 08/Feb AltLd
tomowen13 08/Feb -
BPaske 08/Feb -
robertmichaeladams 07/Feb Solo
a_hein 07/Feb Solo O/S
Sam Maher 05/Feb AltLd O/S

Solo'd much of it roping up for the exposed sections and belayed mike up the fin. Topped out into glorious sunshine for a late finish.

Mike Davie
Hidden 01/Feb AltLd
annep11 01/Feb Lead O/S
Sophie Gilbert 01/Feb 2nd O/S
chrisjknox ?/Feb AltLd O/S

Soloed up gully climbers right of rout and then to belay where the arete narrows. Kenny led crux pitch about 60m. Led short pitch to top. Summit to the south left then walked down ridge. Lots of snow to quite low down coire.

NorthernClamberer ?/Feb 2nd

Much swearing on the fin and blowing and proper hoolie, but glad I did it!

Jamie Bankhead
Matt Harmon 31/Jan Lead O/S

soloed up to the crux and i then led the crux pitch

scarmichael 31/Jan Solo

took a central start on the base, solid grade III, very enjoyable route

pete1993 31/Jan AltLd rpt

was going to do sc gulley but went for this as the approach was a swim in deep powder. soloed up to below the crux and then roped up, much easier than when i first did it

Hidden 27/Jan AltLd
petrch 24/Jan Lead O/S
Maarten Youngman
mikewilson789 20/Jan 2nd O/S
Andy Woolston
Hidden 20/Jan Solo
centurion05 20/Jan Solo
Hidden 17/Jan Lead
s42001771 14/Jan -

First mixed route, fantastic day out. Seconded crux pitch.

alex toomey 06/Jan -

great route - moved together

Craig Holden 06/Jan -

Pretty good conditions, moved together.

Alex Toomey, Tasmin Fletcher
Tasmin 06/Jan -
Alex Toomey, Craig Holden
Hidden 04/Jan AltLd rpt
DMac1710 03/Jan AltLd
Bob1984 03/Jan AltLd
LJC 03/Jan Lead
AndyDWilson 03/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan -
kivell 03/Jan Lead

lead route on 2 ropes brought seconds up on parallel.

will king, steve kivell
theocelano 03/Jan 2nd
sj87 03/Jan AltLd
nclarey 02/Jan 2nd O/S

Beautiful climb - turf low not quite frozen but top in good nick

Hidden 02/Jan AltLd O/S
Kirill 02/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan AltLd
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S
StuA15 27/Dec/14 2nd O/S

A fair amount of powder! Good nick otherwise. Very enjoyable way of getting back into winter climbing after a 6 year break.

Liam Jardine, Ross Alexander
flett53 23/Dec/14 AltLd
levvis.m 16/Dec/14 AltLd dnf

Scott led first, I led 2nd. Abbed into the gully as bad weather coming in and a slow group in front didn't bode well.

Webster 15/Dec/14 AltLd

moved together, brilliant climb, a really hard move for the grade though to stick true to the arete

arose 05/Dec/14 Solo

Turf still pretty unfrozen really but certainly very wintry.

Simon Preuss ?/Dec/14 AltLd
westleas ?/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd
chris67 14/Apr/14 2nd
muwasi 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Isaac, Chris
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead
J McPhee 22/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Downclimbed it afterwards, and left 2x slings + a krab if anyone finds them send me a message and I'll see about a reward for their return.

StuMsg 22/Mar/14 AltLd

deep snow banked out all pitches up to the fin. Soloed up to the fin then alt. lead to complete the fin and steep top out.

Hidden 21/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
spearing05 21/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Took advice that usual approach was from directly below but about 100m below the route the thigh deep snow developed a nasty shear line 4 - 6 inches down so backed down and went for the butress to the left. Followed this on bomber snow ice until we could cross the bergshrund (3 - 5 meters deep) and get some rock gear in. Crossing Broad gully here on a belay was much easier in only shin deep new snow with no sloughs as we moved. Rest of route was very pleasant.

Dan Still 12/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Very banked out, not much protection, but lovely weather

Campbell Simpson
Hidden 07/Mar/14 Solo O/S
wezzie 02/Mar/14 -

Excellent days climbing soft snow abundant lots of easy foot work.

Hidden 02/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
John Holden 01/Mar/14 AltLd rpt

More snow than ever before

Pete Sowerby
patricia ?/Mar/14 2nd

second winter climb With Wolf from the Falkirk crew, we got lost near the top and due to low visibility and the presence of cornice we abbed down. a fun day out:)

Stuart Wildman 28/Feb/14 AltLd

Loads of snow, great fun, but felt easier than it should

Hidden 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Feb/14 2nd O/S
tennantbell 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Heavily loaded, not much rock showing. Great day out though.

oli25 22/Feb/14 2nd
Anhibian 19/Feb/14 AltLd

Absolutely covered in snow but a great day out nonetheless

Jared Kelvey-Brown
drsdave 18/Feb/14 Solo O/S

a lot of snow with the decent down Broad Gulley

fugz13 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Led Last Pitch

Olly Heyes
atthedropofahat 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Great first winter climb. Be prepared for long run outs in powder.

coachmacca 06/Feb/14 2nd

Great winter ii - Gnarly day!

Hidden 06/Feb/14 -
Hidden 04/Feb/14 2nd O/S
cc_10 01/Feb/14 AltLd

backed off due to avalanche

jamie wilson
ian.ross.bnc ?/Feb/14 2nd

on Plas y Brenin "Scottish Winter Climbing" course

swmackey 23/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/14 Lead
CMCM 21/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Deep snow. Limited pro available

CallumSmith 20/Jan/14 Lead O/S

moved together, good conditions

Hidden 19/Jan/14 AltLd
jbb 19/Jan/14 Lead

Lots of snow. The first pitch was a snow slope. Got right on top of the arete on the final pitch which was worth the effort. Much more fun than following the steps.

tommytuffa 19/Jan/14 Lead
Tim C
libby.southgate 18/Jan/14 -
Hugh Macgregor 18/Jan/14 -
Hidden 12/Jan/14 2nd
Dave Heaton 10/Jan/14 Lead
Andy Degg
khalidq 08/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Patrick Cave
mrterrynelson 04/Jan/14 Lead

Forgot guidebook so followed footprints. Soloed past the good bit by accident & did a short pitch to the top.

Alan Park
Hidden 01/Jan/14 -
JonHarvey ??/2014 AltLd O/S
drsdave ??/2014 -
nich0las ?/Dec/13 AltLd
Robert J (AC)
jonesieboy 24/Nov/13 AltLd

Soloed halfway then did two short pitches to top. In good nick.

Martin McKenna - UKC 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Soloed then pitched last section.

Hidden 23/Nov/13 2nd
SkylarLobdell 17/Nov/13 AltLd β
brucebarrington 17/Nov/13 -

Not quite frozen, good fun though. The approach is kinda shit.

arose 09/Nov/13 Solo

Thigh deep snow all the way up. Great fun

JackM92 09/Nov/13 Solo

Horrendous soft snow, very dodgy on the crux sections.

Hidden ?/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Apr/13 AltLd
Brian Pollock 29/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 13/Mar/13 Lead O/S
nicjbuk 12/Mar/13 AltLd

did the direct start only. 1 pitch of hardish IV, 5 I would guess.

ross nicol esq
adam clarke 10/Mar/13 AltLd
James Hulme
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/13 -
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
chrismcd23 02/Mar/13 Lead
Scott C
Hidden 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
alisonk 01/Mar/13 AltLd

Dave did the crux pitch

davidk 01/Mar/13 AltLd
alastairbegley 28/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Caralynh 27/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
bradholmes 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route.

David_Gledson 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

With Gary. Perfect conditions, a lot of ice. A bloody brilliant route, wish it was twice as long. Led 1 + 3.

kegless 24/Feb/13 2nd
Craig Pritchard
Fiona Reid 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Somehow got first on this! Done as 4 pitches, led even pitches. Awesome exposure on pitch 3. Great conditions.

Hidden 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Great fun humping over the crest. No queues!

Hidden 22/Feb/13 Solo O/S
AllanT_87 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 2nd O/S
davesa 21/Feb/13 Solo
Matthew Robinson 20/Feb/13 AltLd
David Bird
mrbird 20/Feb/13 AltLd
stev1e.wilso 18/Feb/13 AltLd
LozM 18/Feb/13 AltLd

Moved together, alpine style. Mark led to rocky arete, I led to finish.

Mark J
Cornish boy 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

An awesome day out in superb conditions. Clear blue skies, great neve, followed by the rocky knife edge and even a bit of ice on the last pitch! Lee led the 2 longer pitches (p1 and p3), me the 2 shorter ones (p2 and p4).

Ian, Lee
Hidden 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
iang74 18/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Started by going up Broad Gulley. Traversed onto route from gulley. Travelled up good Neve and then went directly over Arete with great exposure especially on RHS. Final pitch was ice/snow ice.

Paul Jenkin, Lee Halley
bigbadbob12345 18/Feb/13 AltLd
danny269 18/Feb/13 AltLd

Via Direct start (II/III)

Hidden 17/Feb/13 -
alifin 17/Feb/13 -

Good conditions, straightforward.

Niall Hed, Aidan Roe
gordon henderson 16/Feb/13 Lead
Ali Beer, Paul Rochford
David Kay 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Scott Stanley
scottidog 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Dave K
Adam T 15/Feb/13 2nd
Max, Susie
alpinebutterfly 15/Feb/13 AltLd
K Barker
alastairbegley 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Great route in Scottish weather! Went up a direct start at III which was great. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/windy-dorsal-arete

Simon Berry
Kyrros 12/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd
pete40 09/Feb/13 AltLd
lcullum7 08/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Moving Together

Greta Ferloni
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
David Barratt 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed this with a lot of queuing, but overall an amazing climbing meeting some great people. did the arete (like a man)and loved it. so exposed and and can now claim to be an extreme 'planker' I've got photos of some people that I said I'd share.

Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Marq 02/Feb/13 AltLd rpt
Kat4kgb 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Paul Mckenzie
island_explorer 02/Feb/13 AltLd β

Didn't cheat and did the proper rocky rib rather than the traverse. Great fun and a few interesting moves (including a full-blown beached whale).

paulmck 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Scott Rankin 01/Feb/13 Lead
JBROWN41 01/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Very interesting climb. Was chosen as our back up climb for the day. The first climb was being climbed/destroyed by a 3 man team from Edinburgh Uni Climbing club, that took 2.5hrs to get up the first pitch of the Grade 4! Having changed climb to back up climb, this was a great climb and would defiantly go back for more.

David Davis
al jackson ?/Feb/13 Lead
Kevin Duffy ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/13 2nd
berry6717 ?/Feb/13 2nd
jon22 31/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Jamie B 20/Jan/13 Lead

Variation start and finish, about III. Missed fin due to traffic.

Hidden 19/Jan/13 -
aldo56 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
gsevans 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
darrenasquith 19/Jan/13 AltLd

Moving together and pitched the top of the arÍte.

Euan Strachan 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Straight up the arete: feels like grade 4 tech, great! Skirted on to it from Broad Gully, good nick

Tom Jenkins
Decmorris 19/Jan/13 2nd O/S

First Winter Climb :D

Hidden 18/Jan/13 Solo
Tom Redmond 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S

really good route!!

dave bowler
thomb 18/Jan/13 Solo
David86 ?/Jan/13 Lead
phil64 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
Jacks20 ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
DanBid 29/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Direct start due to unstable snow in Broad Gulley. Poor snow conditions on arete made things interesting. 4 pitches/2 leads.

Hidden 27/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Bruce S 27/Dec/12 2nd

First scottish winter climb....amazing

Hidden 17/Dec/12 AltLd rpt
Gazlynn 17/Dec/12 AltLd
stafford101 17/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Spectacular climbing up the fin, felt hard for the grade with a thick coating of powder.

steve_gibbs 17/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
oliverk 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S
picasso 01/Dec/12 Lead
Tony Ryland 01/Dec/12 AltLd
markwarner ?/Dec/12 Solo
SUColdo ?/Dec/12 -
Hidden 30/Nov/12 Solo
MattKnox 30/Nov/12 -
Ewan Russell 25/Nov/12 2nd O/S

alpine style

Dougbart 25/Nov/12 Lead
Jamie B 24/Nov/12 Solo
euanryan 05/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Soft snow and un-frozen turf, despite this, very enjoyable!

Hidden 02/Mar/12 2nd
PatrickP ?/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/12 2nd
thedatastream 24/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Moved together. No "a cheval" due to queue. Very wobbly due to lack of ice. Someone sent a couple of blocks down broad gully.

GOS 24/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

pitched but would move together to dorsal if repeating; went up groove after dorsal fin

Paddy Poland, Michael Gibson
J25 24/Feb/12 -

Out of condition.

DrJon 21/Feb/12 2nd

Very busy as about the only route in that day.

HendrikTBB 21/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Busier than the M25 at rush hour!

keithlambley 19/Feb/12 -
Paul McW, Jeff H, Kate R
jasoncash 18/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
danceswithcats 18/Feb/12 -
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
murrayd 17/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Glyn 16/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Pretty much a rock climb. some very loose blocks. sham top arete bit is so avoidable

jack robinson 16/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Matt Grime
ewanthomson 13/Feb/12 2nd
Shaun McCance
Ly-Cilph 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Moved together for all but the arete pitch. Marvellous!

David P (CMC)
Owain 11/Feb/12 AltLd
Paul Reilly
barney@helmshore 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

snow a bit soft but a good route. the arete had one hard move. then on to top of Bidean nam Bian and down by lost valley

James W
Gerry OC 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Good day on the hill

Terry Toner
jacko120 10/Feb/12 2nd

First Winter route

Hidden 09/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Dirty Knees 09/Feb/12 -
Hidden 06/Feb/12 2nd
quirky 06/Feb/12 Lead

lots of fresh snow. fantastic clear day. cracking route. move up onto the dorsal is very good value for grade ll.

j richmond
johnrich 06/Feb/12 2nd
Lisa M 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Easy Solo, took left snow slope instead of fin near top. a bit powdery snow but ok.

Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo
Jon Sutterby 04/Feb/12 2nd β

Lead by Nick Jones (Adventure Peaks). Started further right (harder than traditional start) due to potential avalanche conditions in Broad Gully. Great route!

Steve Bate
nickcj 04/Feb/12 Lead rpt
konacol 03/Feb/12 Solo
michael83 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead
jayyaj ?/Feb/12 -
Alec Roberts
Hidden 29/Jan/12 AltLd dnf
franksnb 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

walking to climbing ratio is unfavourable... variation start maybe III. conditions in SCNL are good everything/ all aspects getting done.

owen, stewart
Marq 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Simul Climb most and then Dave led fin whilst in a big queue! Lower sections quite banked out with snow

Mihaela, Dave P LMC
Hidden 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S
OwenF 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S


stewart100 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
James Franklin
Jenko 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

climbed in good condition, plenty of snow, soloed first 150 feet. pulling onto the fin was quite exposed, but well protected. descent via Broad Gully

Nick Southern
RKernan 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
xusa 23/Jan/12 2nd O/S

We got there the first ones with just two parties behind us and somehow we managed to finish the last ones, maybe to polite letting everyone pass? The snow was powdery but it was an amazing day out! The climbers around us were all very nice! The pinnacles were exposed and the move was tricky but really exciting! took us 9h

Hidden 22/Jan/12 Solo O/S
machars 21/Jan/12 Solo
Somerset swede basher 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Jon Miles
jamesbrown1979 21/Jan/12 2nd

Climbed in bad weather, strong winds on summit. Awsome route, finished up left after the final, possibly chimney variation. Superb day climbing with Nick and Tim Neil.

The Mountain Goat 21/Jan/12 Solo O/S
wendynicholls 20/Jan/12 2nd β
Max Hunter
thomaspomfrett 19/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
shafiq lalloo 17/Jan/12 2nd O/S
andy turner, Ives, marvin
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd
Phil PBC 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
henry castle
JanBella 09/Jan/12 2nd rpt
monkeyboyraw 06/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

good fun on the pinnacles, pitched this section only.

Karlos 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S

First two pitches long and on easy ground. Took the fins direct on third pitch. This pitch is great, with significant exposure. Final pitch short lived.

Hidden 01/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Paul1 01/Jan/12 AltLd

Good way to bring in the new year. The snow was rubish making for an exiting traverse near the end. Took first lead.

stuart90 ?/Jan/12 2nd
MartF ?/Jan/12 Lead rpt

With Mark Gilham.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
son of thor ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Tamati 30/Dec/11 2nd
Mayaculpa 30/Dec/11 Solo

Climbed on powdery snow not well bonded. Got stuck in a queue for the fins. Gave up waiting and traversed below the fins for a harder finish

Stewart Webb
Hidden 30/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/11 -
succa89 17/Dec/11 2nd O/S

Walk in 2.5hrs would have been epic route if half of Scotland wasn't on it. fresh snow/powder on it which didnt help climbed the fins at the end which is a must !

robblowen 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant route although it had alot of soft fresh snow and traffic.

Hidden 17/Dec/11 2nd
Mapleleaf 17/Dec/11 AltLd

The ridge was very, very busy due to the amount of unstable snow in the gullies.

jac00 11/Dec/11 -

Moved together

Woodiee 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

lead p 1 & 3 - lots of powder (~1ft) with a good crust making swimming all the more interesting. the fin was nicely hoared, gaining it involved some good mantling envolving axes as too slippy for gloves - was raining at 500m on sun 11th so hopefully consolidating the snow higher up!

JonnoP 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Euan Strachan 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Matt Dooner
Pompey 10/Dec/11 2nd
brad_tait 06/Dec/11 -
wookie667 06/Dec/11 Lead O/S

breaking trail threw knee deep snow to get to route.

Sianny 05/Dec/11 2nd O/S

Great fun route :)

Matt, steve
rockamont 04/Dec/11 2nd β

grade 3 start to the left of the chimney varient

ewen lamont, mini
Graeme High 03/Dec/11 2nd
ralphio ?/Dec/11 2nd
williap ?/Dec/11 AltLd

First Winter Route!

Hidden ?/Dec/11 2nd O/S
JamesRoddie 20/Oct/11 Solo rpt

Plenty of new snow, a few loose blocks around.

Ken Applegate 22/Mar/11 Lead

Still in condition, although some very loose blocks just before the fin.

Phil Applegate
Hidden 22/Mar/11 -
nickcj 22/Mar/11 Lead
mikeshewring 21/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/11 2nd O/S
isi_o 18/Mar/11 Lead
John Lane
Hidden 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/11 Lead β
herman0055 15/Mar/11 2nd
herman0055 15/Mar/11 2nd
Slick 14/Mar/11 2nd
williamkenny820 12/Mar/11 AltLd

Jamie led the fin

J Brown 12/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

Snowing and quite windy - made the fin quite exciting.

Hidden 10/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
shugsan 05/Mar/11 Solo rpt

Every thing else was mushy, but this was rather fun.

chrisallan 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Adi Hooper 04/Mar/11 Solo
Roger Ward
geoff.comley 02/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Walked in when partner injured his knee. so went looking for classic routes that were in. Soloing on the fins is the definition of exposure! Good route.

JoeWill18 02/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Great first multi-pitch & in winter!! final part of aret was black though, made interesting in crampons. Best not to have to half run down the walk out in the dark though!

davidbird63 01/Mar/11 2nd

First Scottish climb

James Rodgers, David Adcock
ten4dave 01/Mar/11 Lead
jimmyjames1985 ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
richardshoes ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
robgixer ?/Mar/11 AltLd
bigglesbutcha 28/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. First independent lead, without guide. Excellent. Blue skies, no wind, great. Left car at 07.30, base of route at 10, topped out at just after 2, at car for 4.

Ross Bishop
Hidden 27/Feb/11 Lead
TommSC 27/Feb/11 AltLd
Milesy 26/Feb/11 Lead

Very busy. Awkward belays and freezer sized blocks teetering on the edge of falling.

carpguru 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/11 -
Glyn Davidson 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Batt 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Queue for fins but good climb, andrea's first winter lead

Lumbering Oaf 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Got stuck behind a group struggling with the arete, got pissed off waiting after an hour in the cold and decided to by-pass the arete on the left-hand side. A great route and fun day out marred by a bottle-neck. Patience is a virtue...etc...

James Hoyes, Simon Caldrick
Hoyes 21/Feb/11 2nd O/S

A very busy route and so skirted around the fin.

Hidden 21/Feb/11 AltLd
pete1993 21/Feb/11 AltLd
ccraigg22 20/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 20/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

I lead P1&P3, Ed did P2&P4. We did belay but the leaders placed no proper runner. In a blizzard condition. At least half a dozen other parties were climbing and so it was very busy.

Ed P
ruaidh 20/Feb/11 -

Moved together at speed with Mike on lead. Passed six parties on the way. Very Scottish on the top.

msoldn 20/Feb/11 Lead

moved together all the way

Luke, Rory
colin fagan 19/Feb/11 2nd
c_s_hawkins 19/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Chris D
OwenF 19/Feb/11 AltLd

Only lead final pitch, very enjoyable but lots of people on route

Hidden 18/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/11 Lead O/S
jon59 17/Feb/11 AltLd

Nice climb, the arete proper makes this route, stunning weather alrightish snow conditions.

d_evo20 17/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/11 Solo
Ed Lau 16/Feb/11 2nd
jandyd05 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Taken as the best option in a very snowy avalanche prone corrie ! A really nice climb which we did super fast :-)

Dave Kenyon
mr.benton 14/Feb/11 AltLd

Coaching / teaching to lead climb. Excellent route we had it to our selves. Bum slide down broad gully to finish

Hidden 12/Feb/11 -
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo dnf
baileyswalk 10/Feb/11 Lead rpt

Climbed in from broad gully and did the last pitch.

Andrew Thorley
markwarner 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route great neve

mikemartin 07/Feb/11 Solo
mhawk 06/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Big day out! 12 hours!!

Dinger 05/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Late start, thinking conditions would be awful. Intended just to recce SCNL on the off chance. Conditions good and had very small rack for a stab at DA. Soloed up, around, through and past the crowds and pitched the pinnacles. Ben led through to the top. Walked off over top of SCNL.

Keenb 05/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Great climb but really busy. Soloed to the arete proper and then completed in two very short pitches.

rylett 05/Feb/11 AltLd

Led 3rd pitch

Paul Knowles
isi_o 02/Feb/11 2nd

Shadowing day. Dry suit & fins would've been favourite!

Rich Parker
Hyperopic 01/Feb/11 2nd

Jagged Globe course, day 2. Middle of rope with Roger lead, Mack behind. Wet day, and very windy, especially top of second pitch. Did full route including Dorsal Fin pinnacles.

Roger Mear
Hidden ?/Feb/11 -
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Solo
mountainstar ?/Feb/11 2nd O/S
will5001 ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together to the crux pitch - did that in one with single 60m rope. A LOT of waiting and rope drag...

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton ?/Feb/11 AltLd

Direct III start

Mark Scales
becoming-stranger 31/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Conan 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Nice route despite being so short. was suprised to see so many footprints traversing left to avoid the best part of the route on the Dorsal Fin. Great exposure but easy climbing

Pete Glasper, Philippa Reader
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo
andy dunn 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Soloed up to the arete proper, then climbed a single pitch to the top. got a bit muddled up with 2 axes (maybe 1 would have made things a little less of a faff). Awesome exposed moment when stepping up onto the ridge just before finishing up the easy snow slope.

mikespooner 26/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Stuzz 23/Jan/11 Solo rpt
JdotP 23/Jan/11 Lead rpt

UKC should include an option for "moving together", as this is how we climbed it...

Krzysztof Gorgolewski
Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
matt.woodfield 23/Jan/11 AltLd rpt
Col Kingshott 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Nic DW 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Solo'd up to beginning of arÍte proper and then lead to the top.

Andy (Austrian)
Matt1234 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 22/Jan/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Triggalicious 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Mungo Shuntobox 20/Jan/11 2nd
Ron W, Peter Ashworth
Hidden 18/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
olekemi 12/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Andrew T
karinh 08/Jan/11 -
Jack Doyle 06/Jan/11 -
SeŠnM 05/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Excellent climb, To much traffic

Stephen Halliday 05/Jan/11 AltLd
Finn Curry 05/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jan/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Mick Loughran, Kirsty Greenhead, Paul Greenhead, John Andrews, Sarah Pentelow
LiL Saz 02/Jan/11 2nd
Mick Loughran, Paul Greenhead, Kirsty Greenhead, John Andrews, Danny Crump
PaulGreenhead 02/Jan/11 Lead
Mick Loughran, Kirsty
Mick Loughran 02/Jan/11 -
Kirsty 02/Jan/11 2nd
kelliroberts3 01/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Rigby ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Kelli Roberts
adie84 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Louis Hume ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
darcan ??/2011 AltLd
KKilroy ??/2011 Lead
Dave Searle ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Dec/10 2nd
Hidden 30/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/10 AltLd
TDembrey 29/Dec/10 AltLd
Clay C 29/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
keith hal 24/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Peter Berwick
Hidden 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Mr G 18/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Think i came close to frostnip in my big toes, (while wearing 1x coolmax socks and 1x smart wool expedition socks inside La Sportiva Nepal Evo.)

bri 18/Dec/10 2nd O/S

amazing route. perfect for my first winter route.

ChrisWills 14/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Tom Dewhurst
Hidden 13/Dec/10 Solo
Mr Fuller 13/Dec/10 Lead rpt

Bit harder than last time - less snow made the arete feel very exposed!

tomtom89 13/Dec/10 -
Martin McPhillie 13/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Matt Fuller
gripped01 13/Dec/10 AltLd
Dave Tait
KeithAlexander 12/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/10 -
Hidden 05/Dec/10 2nd
Thoms6974 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Took an...interesting...direct start, moved unroped to behind another pair who overtook us on the detour. Dave lead up to about 10m shy of the fin over easier ground. I eventually manned up and walked over the top of the fin in full hysterical laughter. Walked off over Bidean Nam Bian and Coire Sgreamhach - an excellent day out in astonishing weather!

baileyswalk 05/Dec/10 Lead β
David Stevens 05/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Lead
joese7en 02/Dec/10 Lead O/S


Pete23 ?/Dec/10 AltLd
Keith Haldane
ernieb182 ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Took the left Variant for the direct finish. Probably a Grade IV/4

Adrian Camm
smcw ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S
ZA ?/Dec/10 2nd
machars 28/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Ben Sharp 28/Nov/10 AltLd

Graeme led the fins

Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead
daWalt 27/Nov/10 2nd O/S

bit interesting geting onto the fin, had to lank it.

Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt

plastered in snow! had wander over the summit of Bidean

jacobfinn 25/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Lower section easy - waste of time roping up. Fins are where the interest is. Some "interesting" moves and pretty exposed. Grade II? hmm

crombie 25/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Alpinehero 24/Nov/10 Lead O/S

First ever winter climb! Skipped the fin - Great fun!

JamesRoddie 21/Nov/10 Solo

The fin is certainly fun to solo!

Pat-H 21/Nov/10 Lead

took harder start lower down :-)

Ross Young 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Fun first winter climb of the season. A second axe is just a burden.

Mhairi G 21/Nov/10 2nd
radioshed 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Amazing last pitch, rest wasn't worth roping up for in those conditions. Good intro to winter leading.

andy w
awhale 20/Nov/10 -

Great first day out of the winter.

climberuk 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Second time i've done it. This time taking in the fin. Got to the bottom of the fin and saw footsteps going round to the right so followed them. Tried to get up that way but couldnt. Too hard. Went back to bottom of fin and done it direct. No idea why folk were going off to the right.

Chris P
crispy 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Stuzz 16/Nov/10 Solo

soloed except for 'fin' where we roped up

chmckay 16/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Was again a very soft, powdery day. One difficuly move on it

Graham Stuchberry
Hidden 15/Nov/10 -
johannes 14/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
henning82 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S
andrew sandercock 10/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Great nick, great route but I have to admit I found mounting the final bit of the arete pretty stiff at II - did it direct and it was slightly interesting at II to say the least!

Hidden 10/Nov/10 AltLd
JamesRoddie 09/Nov/10 Solo
gateaublaster ?/Nov/10 -

roped up for the fin but rest done solo

Hidden ?/Nov/10 -
Hidden 07/Apr/10 2nd β
Gazlynn 07/Apr/10 Lead

Conditions ok but melting fast.

Hidden 07/Apr/10 AltLd
carl_123 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Phil Emerson ?/Apr/10 AltLd
yellow ?/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
ritid 24/Mar/10 2nd


John Pickles 24/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 14/Mar/10 AltLd
carpguru 13/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Mar/10 AltLd
gilbert 12/Mar/10 2nd

Winter mountaineering cse. Rob +Jim

Rob Johnson
Hidden 10/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Mar/10 Solo
jamiefoxen 09/Mar/10 Lead O/S

with paul

JamesRoddie 08/Mar/10 Solo
PanzerHanzler 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Stonking route.

markshaf 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Raymond led this. Great day out. Less slush than Friday on walk in/out.

Tom Esser, Raymond McCourt
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
KerryClimbing 02/Mar/10 Lead
mickd 02/Mar/10 Lead
Rick Ashton ?/Mar/10 Solo
James King
Pat-H ?/Mar/10 Lead rpt
kingjam ?/Mar/10 AltLd

Rich Ashton

Rich Ashton
Hidden 23/Feb/10 2nd
Petarghh 23/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/10 2nd O/S
BengineMan 21/Feb/10 AltLd

My First SWC and it was an alpine style day of blue skies and perfect snow. A real treat of an introduction.

ojp 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 1 & 3 decended broad gully

Neil Metcalfe101 20/Feb/10 AltLd

So cold in the car park! After that the walk in was all the heat you needed. Climb was quite busy but started with out rope & passed a roped group of 3. Roped up for the last pitch which was bottle necked by 2xgroups of 2 with 1st winter climbers on board. Great walk in, climb & went on to Bidean Nam Bian & descended down via Lost/Hidden Valley.

Allan Mac
Jenny Hall 20/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 18/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/10 2nd O/S
sgw2342 17/Feb/10 Lead
quiet_andy 16/Feb/10 2nd

My first winter route. Good conditions to start, snow a little powdery, started to snow half way up and powder made it hard to ascend.

Andy Morton, John Pickles
John Pickles 16/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Andy Morton/Andrew Field, Nick Lumb
David86 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Mountainman62 16/Feb/10 2nd
Sankey 15/Feb/10 AltLd
Andy E
epic ed 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd
AndrewShanks 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Eva Diran
WilliamBurnside 12/Feb/10 Lead
R Begg
Hidden 07/Feb/10 AltLd
guyscott 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed an excellent direct start, probably around grade III, and included "the fin" near the top of the route. Very busy, but lots of fun none-the-less!

IanC 06/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Jennyvs 02/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Ben Coombs
Willismorris 02/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Ginge@NR ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
AndyNicol ?/Feb/10 2nd
Alasdair McLean
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Andy Hewison ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Steve T
MarkDavies36 ?/Feb/10 Solo

Whilst teaching winter lead climbing

tunaficiency ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

brilliant dropped my belay device and topped out in the dark climbed with kate six pack surry

Krellen ?/Feb/10 -
Shuttsie ?/Feb/10 -
mattking_109 ?/Feb/10 AltLd
ckmoffat 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Harry Holmes 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Warren Earle 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Spad 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
AndyDWilson 30/Jan/10 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 29/Jan/10 Lead rpt

Moved together on lower section then 2 pitches up narrower part of ridge.

ben__day 28/Jan/10 Lead O/S
matt.woodfield 28/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Ice Spider 24/Jan/10 Lead
Dereck Bozman
Christian Beck 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
snowboarder 23/Jan/10 AltLd β

Led pitch 2 and 4

220bpm 23/Jan/10 AltLd rpt

Took my mate out for his first proper winter climb. He led the fin!

Hidden 19/Jan/10 Solo
wildbill 19/Jan/10 2nd

Cotswold winter skills

flat eric 18/Jan/10 Lead
Kenny Grant, Don
morsy 17/Jan/10 AltLd
alan rodger
Hidden 17/Jan/10 2nd β
alan.rodger 17/Jan/10 AltLd
Andrew Bolden 16/Jan/10 2nd O/S
tsl42 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S


Will Taylor
melville18 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S
claire melville
jdgaventa 08/Jan/10 Lead

led the crux direct this time

jacob, katy
Hidden 07/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Phil Jennings 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S
timofy 01/Jan/10 Solo

traversed under the final arete

MPSBunny ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S

We only did one pitch over the really exposed part of the ridge, which I led.

Phil Peel
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Ommuff ?/Jan/10 AltLd
Rod Evans
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
IJHunt ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
JasonK ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
declanj ??/2010 Lead O/S
laurentb ??/2010 AltLd
NathanP ??/2010 -
Gibson27 ??/2010 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
lithos ??/2010 -

soloed bottom part, led the fin,

Chris Davids 29/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Mr Fuller 29/Dec/09 2nd O/S
riven 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
climbing_wiggy 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Su, John Hayden
Timo Austino 25/Dec/09 Solo
shugsan 20/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S
matt_ringrose 15/Dec/09 AltLd
Alex Nevard
Stephen Halliday 15/Dec/09 Lead

2.) 05.01.2011 - Finn Curry & Neil Halliday. Alt Leads

Finn Curry 15/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 13/Dec/09 Solo O/S
oliverk 13/Dec/09 AltLd

Pitches 2 and 4

rockamont 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 06/Dec/09 AltLd
tscoobydoo 06/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Carpack route and back to carpark in 5hrs, climbed route alpine style.

phillip belcher
climberuk 05/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Nice start to the season. Led 1st pitch and the 'groove' pitch below the steep ridge. Skipped the steep ridge pitch so will be back to do it again some time.

Hidden 05/Dec/09 2nd O/S
goingupintheworld 05/Dec/09 Lead
Only a hill 30/Nov/09 Solo rpt

Decent conditions underfoot for once, and a lovely day on the mountain.

dav_713 30/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Glenda, John Wall, Gil Von Gavel
machars 04/Apr/09 2nd
mes32 31/Mar/09 2nd
jonny taylor 28/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Some solid ice but mostly deep powder. The knife edge arete was a fantastic way to finish (that part was climbed as a snowed up rock climb without axes)

Jimmy O 28/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Nice climb, the best pitch is the razor sharp ridge at the top, anyone who wussed out onto the snow traverse should defiantly go back and have another go!

goingupintheworld 22/Mar/09 Lead
Rachel Somerville 17/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden 17/Mar/09 AltLd rpt
Vanessa Simmons 13/Mar/09 -

with Christian Rambling Club and guide John Lyall

KarlH 12/Mar/09 AltLd

Climbed in 5 pitches. I led 1,3 and 5.

Under Instruction at Plas y Brenin
Malcolm Auchie 11/Mar/09 AltLd

Very unstable powder snow. Only climb in condition. Several parties on route. Gorgeous calm day!

Adele Martin
chassy 11/Mar/09 AltLd

An amazing day out and our first Grade II winter lead!

Adele 10/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

Beautiful sunny day, with sun setting as we got off the mountain!

MattJP 10/Mar/09 AltLd

Our first grade II! Excellent day out even if the snow was a bit crap in places!

Mountain Llama 07/Mar/09 Lead

Avalanche risk 4 - one of the few safe routes.

Alan & Paul
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
subflux 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Amazing!! Never experienced so much adrenaline in one day! Sadly someone got too close to a cornice off to our right: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7918426.stm

Mark Bryars
surfbish ?/Mar/09 Lead
jmaskill ?/Mar/09 2nd
davidellis53 ?/Mar/09 -
GScot38 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ladislav ?/Mar/09 AltLd

"Er, guys?" "Yes?" "It's a really really long way down from here. Do you mind if I avoid the crux?" "No, that's quite all right." "Are you sure?" "It's *very cold* here, could you please make up your mind and get on with it?"

Steve Jolly, Mike P-J
Hidden 27/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Mountainman62 27/Feb/09 -
Hidden 25/Feb/09 2nd
Sean Kelly 25/Feb/09 AltLd

Moved together with Jonathan (USA), but we pitched the Pinnacle. That windy I was blown off the top belay twice! no view of course.

jdgaventa 25/Feb/09 AltLd
Sean Kelly
Hidden 25/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd
David Revill 20/Feb/09 AltLd

Great teaching climb with Kenny from West Coast Mountain Guides

Giles Davis 20/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Christopher Revill 20/Feb/09 AltLd
jwpil 17/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Poco Loco 16/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Moved together for the whole route. Nice gentle route (over too quickly though). Big thaw at the moment, rapidly melting wet snow.

Richard Roberts
Hidden 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Alpandy 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

CDlimbed the Arete but took easier line to finish. Must go back an do it again properly!

Steve and Kat
kitkat78 15/Feb/09 2nd O/S

Perfect altitude practice - turned myself inside out a couple of days before the climb with illness, then developed a lovely persistent cough after coming back to play too soon. Great fun despite being knackered from the start.

Steve and Andy
SteveM 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Andy and Kat
SianR 14/Feb/09 Lead O/S

My 1st winter lead! Superb route! Went for the top of the arete...fantastic exposure! Down Broad Gully.

DavidR 14/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/09 2nd
tim newton 13/Feb/09 Solo O/S
K_MacLeod 09/Feb/09 2nd O/S

was pretty tired after getting to the bottom of this route but really enjoyed the climb. The view from the main summet was awsome and you could see nevis in the distance.

JulianD 09/Feb/09 2nd
Keith Ball, Kevin Scott
asmith37 09/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Matt Todd & Donald King
Hidden 09/Feb/09 AltLd β
Andynsloan 09/Feb/09 Lead rpt

Great route but very busy. Glad we got started early.

Ian Sillett
Irk the Purist 08/Feb/09 2nd

First winter climb and a bit hairy with it. Great weather, great fun

Hidden 08/Feb/09 Lead
stuaart 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

By the time we rocked up to the crag, there were two pairs just starting the route. We politely waited for them to get up the first pitch before starting, only to have two more pairs turn up as well as some guy solo-ing. Much ridiculousness transpired thereafter. Continued round to the right on reaching arete.

Kat Torr
thomasaneurinsmith 08/Feb/09 AltLd
Katherine Torr, Jo Clements, Stuart Reeves
jimsrankin 07/Feb/09 AltLd
Liam & Adrian
Sean Bell 05/Feb/09 Lead

sunny day, great conditions and views.Arete part was nice.Ryans second time out in winter.

Lawman 05/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Alann Halewood, Tracey Nicholls
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Solo O/S
CalumC 01/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Think we avoided the hardest bit of ridge, but still fun for a quick bimble.

Will Grayson
AndyL 01/Feb/09 2nd

only really a couple of moves at the end worth roping up for, the rest is pretty soloable...good fun though.

JDSwain 01/Feb/09 Solo rpt
Tom Ripley
burto 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hertha 01/Feb/09 -
lyndseymackay 01/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Andy L
tscoobydoo ?/Feb/09 -
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
existing debt ?/Feb/09 Solo
Jen80 ?/Feb/09 2nd

winter route

JdotP ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Tom Barraclough
Hidden ?/Feb/09 -
maxots 31/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Climbed with a harder (III?) direct start to avoid the possible avalanche risk in the gully. Did it in 4 pitches though could easily have moved together on all but the last pinnacle pitch. I lead the last pitch which was good fun. A nice easy day out... time to start getting on grade III climbs

Michel EUMC
Hidden 21/Jan/09 2nd
OffshoreAndy 18/Jan/09 Solo

Slow progress due to many teams roped up on all pitches. Arete deep in unconsolidated snow. Escaped left as conditions worsened as forecasted very severe weather moved in. Roped top pitch as precaution. Walked off in 'proper' scottish winter conditions in the nick of time / skin of our teeth. Learnt a lot of lessons!

yashvi 14/Jan/09 2nd
Adele Pennington
samrcowie 06/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

rescued a man with a broken ankle afterwards

rob87n 06/Jan/09 AltLd
ropeaccessryan ?/Jan/09 -
cavemancolumbus ?/Jan/09 Lead
J1PEF ?/Jan/09 AltLd
CT6419 ??/2009 Solo
sheffieldchris ??/2009 -
andrewb ??/2009 AltLd
wee hippy ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 -
David Sherratt ??/2009 AltLd O/S
innesmac ??/2009 -
Hidden 31/Dec/08 AltLd
punj 19/Dec/08 AltLd
john meechan
Hidden 15/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/08 AltLd rpt
Protheroe 15/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Doug and Amy
spencer01 14/Dec/08 AltLd O/S


Patrick chilton
Hidden 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Only a hill 03/Dec/08 Solo β

Lower part powdery, upper part in reasonable nick with frozen turf and hardening snow. A beautiful climb on a beautiful day.

Hidden 03/Dec/08 Lead O/S
nukebat 03/Dec/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Dec/08 AltLd
Hidden 30/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 30/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 24/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Chris Lawrence, Jamie Wilson
MartF 22/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Rimed up rocks, fairly good snow cover. With Matt Forshaw.

Danny Boy Dunbar 01/Nov/08 2nd
Dave Gleave
Hidden ?/Nov/08 AltLd
Hidden 17/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 11/Apr/08 Solo
nukebat 10/Apr/08 Solo

Night climb

Ann S 09/Apr/08 2nd

Did this moving together Alpine style-good practice after backing off SC gully which had soft snow conditions

Hidden 05/Apr/08 Lead
jimorothy ?/Apr/08 AltLd

Perfect conditions. Did the spiky arete top bit which a lot of people seem to skip with a cheeky snow traverse - shame as it has a wicked step on it - see climb photo. All Ace... until partner dropped her ice axe 40m to a ledge on forked gully and a 'fun' downclimb was needed to get her it back.

Rachel Crolla
m1ke_smith ?/Apr/08 AltLd
mortimea 24/Mar/08 AltLd
Martin Brown, Mark Adamson
mattf77 22/Mar/08 2nd

near alpine conditions. beautiful

RAF2008 22/Mar/08 2nd
Dave B
morsy 21/Mar/08 AltLd
peter dodson
calumalien 21/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Alex Thompson 21/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Gareth & Jonny
Hidden 21/Mar/08 AltLd
Peter Sowerby 16/Mar/08 2nd
Greg Denwood, John Holden
thomasaneurinsmith 15/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Carol Goodall
sasmojo 11/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Jamie Evans
Hidden 10/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Boistelle 07/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Steve Boistelle
Corran 05/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 02/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 -
John Kettle 01/Mar/08 -


Hidden 01/Mar/08 -
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
matt22 ?/Mar/08 2nd
matt22 ?/Mar/08 Lead
nickstephens ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Graham Westbrook ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 29/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
markfairbank 28/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Adele Pennington, SteveyM
SteveMyatt 28/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Mark Fairbank
Adam Humphreys 28/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

very crowded due to No. 4 averlance warning

Morgan Woods 27/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Did harder variation on the front buttress, grade 3/4ish.

Mountain Llama 27/Feb/08 Lead
David86 27/Feb/08 2nd O/S
jaggy bunnet 24/Feb/08 Solo
gareth r 13/Feb/08 -

Much of the rock on the arete is loose near the top. Blocks the size of breeze blocks have been loosened by freeze-thaw

eagleopus 11/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
dustbuddy 06/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/08 Solo O/S
John Kettle 04/Feb/08 -

down climb

bpc 02/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Finally ticked it after being avalanched off the approach on my previous attempt!

Jenny Van Santen
crowberry gully 02/Feb/08 -
Ross McGibbon
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo rpt
viking ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
scorky345 ?/Feb/08 Solo
Tim Oates, Owen Pearce
Claire Molloy ?/Feb/08 2nd

First winter climb on Jagged Globe course

David Haygarth JG, Noelle
NoelleG ?/Feb/08 2nd
JG Guide, Claire Molloy
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Solo O/S
tractorbachcoch 24/Jan/08 2nd O/S
Lady T 24/Jan/08 -
Hidden 22/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden 21/Jan/08 2nd O/S
My Gravity 20/Jan/08 AltLd β

Did a variation start - ascending the base directly, rather than starting round to the left. Good turf all the way up this first pitch - just take a few warthogs.

Simon S
Jamie Light 19/Jan/08 -
Hidden 19/Jan/08 AltLd
peas65 19/Jan/08 Solo

Roped up for the last pitch, awesome winter route and my first north of the border

J Brown 19/Jan/08 2nd O/S

Solo until the final arete - then followed Faye up that last section. My first graded winter route.

Faye Cannon
Jamie B 18/Jan/08 Lead rpt

Guiding for Ice Factor. A wild day for clients' first winter route!

hayleylouise 15/Jan/08 2nd
Elsier 12/Jan/08 2nd
abercolin 08/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Superb climb, great exposure. A long decent down gully in deteriorating weather because of shoddy crampons!

that_idiot 07/Jan/08 2nd O/S
robshep 06/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Luke Farrar, Francis Blunt
Hidden 06/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
JDSwain ?/Jan/08 Solo

Very busy!

Hidden ?/Jan/08 2nd O/S
lberry ?/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
StevePr ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Jamie B 28/Dec/07 AltLd rpt

Teaching winter climbing

Roisin Cook and Ivan Cheeseman
KeithW 25/Mar/07 Solo O/S

Nipped up it quick while Steve was waiting. Lovely route.

Roch 19/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Callum Clark
Hidden 17/Mar/07 2nd O/S
halfaseesaw 05/Mar/07 AltLd β

Cat 3 avalanche warning so postponed Boomerang Gully - stuck to the buttreses. 5 pitches 4.25hrs in ok conditions - much faffing and learning

Hidden 05/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 03/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Tamlyn 02/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Rob Slacks
spacey 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
jo macey
jossa 02/Mar/07 2nd O/S

my bestest adventure yet!

Hidden 01/Mar/07 AltLd
chadrads ?/Mar/07 2nd O/S
andy chapman, andy lacy
Hidden ?/Mar/07 2nd
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/Mar/07 AltLd β

1 pitch to get established on ridge, then moving together, then led dorsal. excellent day out, fantastic exposure. lost a glove though.

dizzyg ?/Mar/07 2nd O/S
aged_ape ?/Mar/07 -
DavidBarraclough ?/Mar/07 AltLd
alifin 26/Feb/07 Lead O/S

First winter lead. Thin conditions.

Aidan Roe
Hidden 26/Feb/07 Lead
malc 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 14/Feb/07 AltLd
Andy Nelson
mje1398 14/Feb/07 AltLd
star8ug 13/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

First Winter Lead and First Multipitch :)

steev 11/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
gaz.marshall 11/Feb/07 Lead

Jones' 1st winter route. She flew up it.

ed woods 11/Feb/07 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 10/Feb/07 AltLd
Phil Warriner
tom.e 09/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/07 Lead
Watty 02/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
dizzyg ?/Feb/07 2nd O/S
rlrs ?/Feb/07 AltLd

With direct left-hand finish (seconded)

Hidden 27/Jan/07 2nd
John Kettle 16/Jan/07 Lead
Alexander123 13/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 02/Jan/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/07 AltLd
cat22 ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
chapmand ?/Jan/07 Lead
Pete Macklin
Hidden ??/2007 -
andybuckley ??/2007 Lead

Lovely wee route, not hard at all but nice position.

Bristoldave 18/Dec/06 AltLd
Doug Hamilton
Hidden 18/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
andy wa 04/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Mark F
mje1398 19/Mar/06 -
John M and Andy G
Jim Haydock 17/Mar/06 Lead
Guy (Fawksey)
kenseamon 09/Mar/06 AltLd
Twid Turner
Different Steve 08/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 & 3. Descended via broad gully

Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
jfmchivall ?/Mar/06 AltLd
Rob McCarthy
joe larner ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 28/Feb/06 Lead β
Alastair MacSween 24/Feb/06 AltLd
Phil Warriner
Rich Malcolm 22/Feb/06 Solo
Rick Asher, Matt Brennan
d80f0u 19/Feb/06 AltLd
dicky79 ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Mike Bottomley
Tom Last ?/Feb/06 Lead
b.hayley ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
tombeasley ?/Feb/06 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Lead
Sean Bell ?/Jan/06 AltLd
NickST ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd
tlmarjot ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Ric Moat, Ben Lea
Hidden ??/2006 -
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Neil Adams ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
dangates ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
paulpitchermp ??/2006 AltLd
paulpitcher ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Angus Dell
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
G. Tiger, Esq. 31/Dec/05 AltLd
Feeling bold 14/Mar/05 2nd

First winter climb, great!

Mike (UK), Dave
Bokonon 13/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Julie Carroll 08/Mar/05 Lead
Malcolm Dyson
G. Tiger, Esq. ?/Mar/05 AltLd
Ross Barnes ?/Mar/05 AltLd
Zippy1999 27/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Dom Porter
Sankey 26/Feb/05 AltLd
Andy B
rob k 21/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
S Rowlands
Howard J 20/Feb/05 AltLd rpt
John Waterhouse
McGus 17/Feb/05 Lead
Philippa Beale
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
petehaz ?/Feb/05 2nd O/S
Tom Last ?/Feb/05 2nd
Denise & Kevin
Tom Stoddart ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Tom Slade
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Andynsloan ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Malcolm Sloan
speedymccreedy 30/Jan/05 2nd O/S

MRT: Singleton, Fielding.

Hidden 29/Jan/05 AltLd
mikecopp 22/Jan/05 Lead

First winter route

Fran B
sebastien ?/Jan/05 AltLd
Martin W.
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd
GPN ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/04 AltLd
Chris L Hill ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Ed Cheadle
Julie Carroll 23/Mar/04 AltLd
Malcolm Dyson
Rob Oram 03/Mar/04 AltLd O/S

This was an instructed route although no beta was supplied. We did have the opportunity to lead a bit.

Martin (PYB instructor) + John
James B ?/Mar/04 -
Captain Solo 28/Feb/04 AltLd rpt
Jim Marshall
Hidden 31/Jan/04 AltLd
dan cowley 14/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
Angus Murray
Hidden 03/Jan/04 Lead
barney_edin 02/Jan/04 Lead

Re-Assent 29/11/05

Richard K
Hidden 01/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
stooby ?/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
andyinglis ??/2004 -
Tom Dunstan, ross barnes
tom_holdsworth 13/Dec/03 Solo
Will Taylor
cliffy ?/Dec/03 AltLd
Robbie H 11/Mar/03 2nd

JP guiding - he enjoyed the bare fin. Down Broad Gully.

Jonathan Preston, Kevin O'Rourke
Captain Solo 22/Feb/03 AltLd
Ian Everard
220bpm ?/Feb/03 AltLd O/S
Gman ?/Feb/03 AltLd
James W ?/Feb/03 -
The Bad Cough ?/Feb/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jan/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/03 AltLd
zero six ??/2003 Lead
plain kitten ??/2003 Lead
industrialiceman ?/Mar/02 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Mar/02 Lead
Dave Kerr 06/Feb/02 Solo
Cathoir Dolan
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo O/S
Jamie B ?/Feb/02 Solo

Lower buttress at III/IV (variations) adds value to this climb.

Hidden ?/Feb/02 -
Hidden ?/Jan/02 -
MJH ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 -
petegunn ??/2002 AltLd

College Trip

Matt Wilkes
DerwentDiluted ?/Dec/01 Solo
Tim Stain
Ed Saint ?/Dec/01 -
Andy Clarke 14/Apr/01 AltLd O/S

Led Ps 1&3.

ChrisB, ChrisA
Hidden ?/Apr/01 AltLd O/S
John Roe 12/Feb/01 Lead

Climb was aborted due to Graham feeling ill

Graham Sergeant
JiveWeasel 03/Feb/01 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Feb/01 AltLd
Bill F
The Bad Cough 07/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
Mick Saunders, Nigel Murphy
abbeywall 20/Feb/00 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Lead
Hidden 04/Jan/00 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Jan/00 AltLd
abbeywall ?/Jan/00 -
Phill_ Thompson ?/Jan/00 AltLd
skarabrae, Lucy Prins
Hidden ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
oscaig ??/2000 Lead O/S

Led several times

Steve Reeves, Chris McNicol
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Feb/99 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/1999 -
konacol 31/Dec/98 Lead
Lucy Hailey
nige pacer ?/Mar/98 2nd O/S
steveP ?/Feb/98 2nd O/S
Paul Grace
Niall B ?/Feb/98 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jan/98 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/98 AltLd
Mickdenali ??/1998 Lead
niall_mac ?/Dec/97 AltLd
cem ?/Feb/97 2nd

As part of course. With one of the harder starts.

Pieter, Maarten, Alan Kimber
icescrew ?/Jan/97 AltLd
Ian Hill
Hairy Welshman ?/Jan/97 Lead O/S
Birgit Reheusser
innes ??/1997 Solo
Hidden 17/Nov/96 Solo
jim_randell 24/Feb/96 AltLd O/S

On arriving at the narrow arÍte the party above us had got their rope jammed and the leader had untied(!) and soloed off. With several parties below us and dusk approaching we assisted the stranded second and then traversed left under the arÍte.

biggianthead 23/Feb/96 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/96 -
Hidden ?/Feb/96 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/96 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
TheAndyBarker ?/Jan/95 Lead
lawrenceK ?/Mar/94 AltLd
Marti999 ?/Jan/94 Lead
Andy Say 04/Apr/92 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/92 Solo
Neil Henderson ?/Feb/91 AltLd
Billy webster
Hidden 25/Dec/90 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/90 -
Raggar ?/Feb/89 Lead
Jo G
BigHairyIan 20/Feb/88 2nd O/S
Steve Waite (Little Steve)
jlury ?/Feb/88 Solo

steep move at very top.

James McQuade
surfbish ?/Feb/87 Lead O/S
Tony Prendergast ?/Feb/86 -
Steve Kent
mark mcgowan01 ??/1986 Solo O/S


johnkeith ??/1986 -
G. Callander
Hidden 11/Dec/85 AltLd
macmuseeuw ??/1985 AltLd

Can't remember exact year

Clark Fenton
Howard J ?/Mar/84 AltLd O/S
biggianthead 08/Feb/84 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1983 Solo
sacdenouilles ?/Mar/82 Lead
Lone Rider ??/1978 AltLd
neil3965 30/Dec/77 Lead
Julie Blythe
Derek Ryden ?/Mar/74 Lead
Alan Nuttall
jezzadamz ??/0000 AltLd

A tremendous climb, in good condition, the rocky arete is an absolute delight, If only it were twice as long!

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