|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|waiting for snow||21/Mar||AltLd O/S||
Crux pitch has nearly melted/ been hacked away. My second used a rock line to the left instead.
Odd pitches. Mild weather but good placements when needed.
|Fiona Reid||20/Mar||AltLd O/S||
Led 2 and 4. A bit drippy but ice/ neve still there where you want it. Amusing finding the crag in the murk. The eclipse just made it get a bit more gloomy than it already was.
First experience of Scottish winter. Fantastic!
Great conditions, had an alpine feel to it in the upper sections.
Good conditions, very enjoyable route
|Julian Prieto||13/Mar||AltLd O/S|
Very nice Scottish conditions for a group of tourist!good fun!
|Tom F Harding||08/Mar||Lead O/S||
Slushy snow, melting ice and falling rocks - not ideal conditions...
Christian, Jon Smith
In really great nick for Harry and Tony's first winter climb
Harry Nichols, Anthony Thornton
|Anthony Thornton||14/Feb||2nd O/S|
George led (and held my weight)
Joanne McCandless, George C
Awesome! The funny mantle was pretty awkward under powder...
|Col Kingshott||28/Dec/14||AltLd O/S|
|Brian Pollock||27/Dec/14||Solo O/S||
loose block in groove at the top if avoiding the cornice by skirting left
weather was suprisingly great. Conditions are excellent - loads of neve and ice.
|Hugh Simons||18/Dec/14||AltLd O/S||
Wet day, soloed 1st and last pitch, I led P2 and Ali P3. Would love to return when it's a bit colder!
attempted the right but ice was sketchy so banked over to the left. Climbed the neve direct rather than bridging out onto the left face and doing the corner.
powdery snow. couldn't get any purchase made crux a bit of a nightmare
Nice route, pretty plastered so not much for pro though managed to dig out good belays.
Backed off from the top corner of P1, had been cleared of ice by a previpus party and what was there was melting rapidly. All in all not my most successful Scottish winter trip but still enjoyed all of it.
Pushed straight up the chimney instead of traversing left on P1. Sporting.
Nice route with a great adventurous atmosphere. Some interesting sections for a III.
1st Grade 3 Lead. Great route, bit runout on crux.
Perfect day, calm, blue skies. Route in good condition. some soft snow around, but nowhere that it mattered.
|adam clarke||09/Mar/13||AltLd O/S||
Jim led P1 & P3, Adam led P2 & P4. Superb conditions, good ice & bomber neve - although strong winds!
my first pitched winter route
Jeff H, Kate R
|Harry Holmes||24/Feb/13||AltLd O/S|
get wee climb did not do the crux
Excellent climb great weather led crux pitch on nice ice.
Perfect conditions. Rach led crux second pitch.
Great. Short and sweet with plenty of interest all way to the top. Pretty good ice, good belays. Snow in really good nick in SCNL. Used the deadweight!
With Jeremy Hart.
Very cold http://youtu.be/YjJSmNWFFvQ
J F Philippe
|Dan Tait||02/Feb/13||Lead O/S|
Unconsolidated snow meant the mantles were difficult to commit to. Other than that well protected crux, difficulties short lived. Great day!
I led P1 and P3, Harry did P2 and P4. Ice was reasonably well developed throughout along with the turf. The snow was rather deep and somewhat unconsolidated in some places.
|Harry Kingston||17/Dec/12||AltLd O/S|
Soloed P1, Some nice firm snow and ice for most of the climb. Took some time getting through cruxy p2. Alot of the cracks had been filled with hard water ice so difficult to place gear where I wanted it. Climbed up the right wall at the short chimney/chockstone (p3) and then traversed back over once above. Quality climb, quality day!
Luke's first technical winter route, and Matt's first mixed route. The conditions were pretty lean and I didn't use a single ice screw. At least the turf was frozen solid.
Matt B, Luke A
|Stewart B||11/Feb/12||Lead O/S||
Climbed with JT. Lead pitches 1 & 3. JT lead 2 & 4. There were no ice placements but bomber nuts.
Piece of piss - Kind of!! Crux was very thin, made for a bold move particularly for the leader!!!
With Andy Owen
Guiding day. Climbed in 4 pitches, solid névé throughout.
ken applegate, Tel-goatman
Not bad condition today. Some powder around but good neve where needed, exept the chimney/chockstone pitch which was covered in verglas......looked terrible so bypassed down and up right, which was entertaining climbing also. Great route overall.
|keith hal||27/Jan/12||AltLd O/S||
Only led first pitch. Great lead from Pete on crux. fantastic route.
Steps were hard, powdery.
Added our own variation of the top pitch. Climbed the chimney on the left. Very interesting climbing.
Fun route. Added some bits in for added interest.
|Somerset swede basher||21/Jan/12||AltLd O/S||
lead last pitch. beautiful day, not much snow or ice though.
|The Mountain Goat||21/Jan/12||AltLd O/S|
|Adam Booth||20/Jan/12||Lead O/S||
Only about 3m of climbing at the grade, the rest is about II or I.
First Scottish winter route. Best so far.....
Nice 1st Climb of the season, start of 2nd pitch, the hardest move.
Lost my point and shoot camera, Samsung ST70 black on the second pitch. If someone finds it, please, contact me.
Owen Flowers, Stephen Barrass
One or two solid neve placements but mostly sugary crap and unfrozen turf. Crux was dire, thank God I didn't lead it. Must go back some time
|son of thor||??/2012||2nd|
|Liam Dangerfield||18/Dec/11||AltLd O/S|
Looked a bit lean from below but ice and neve on the ledges and a long reach saw me up it.
ran first 2 pitches into one. Variation on the top pitch up a corner right of Twisting Grooves. Nice route, but some snow plodding between the good bits.
Led P1 and 3.
Crux pitch quite lively due to condition.
Joined the first two pitches, made the crux harder by going over the chock stones... should have read guide book properly. Andy finished off with another two pitches. Great route.
Difficult on the crux and chock stone just after the 2nd belay as there wasn't much snow / ice but really enjoyable.
Led (guidebook) P2 and P3, Ben led through to the top; unintentionally soloed P1. P2 Traverse was straight-forward, crux was a hard pull out of the chimney by the chockstone on P3. Descended Broad Gulley.
Led last pitch
A excellent route which, with bomber neve everywhere, was in excellent condition; the huge spindift avalanches onto the first stance did nothing to alloy our enjoyment. Guidebook P3 (the chimney/chockstone) felt like the crux.
|andy dunn||28/Jan/11||AltLd O/S||
Led P2 & P4. Great weather, good snow conditions. Thoroughly enjoyed the route.
4pm start. A long walk in for a very short climb!
Superb climb, in good condition, lead 2nd and 4th pitch
I climbed pitch 1 and 3. Elsie climbed the crux pitch 2 and then 4. Pitch 3 could not get over chockstone and moved to the RHS and up another small chimney.
Paul Elliott, Steve Marner
A bit thin but ice where you need it.
was in ok condition
chris hig, luke
|Steven Andrews||27/Nov/10||AltLd O/S||
perfect weather and in fairly good condition
Kane, Richard Lines
generally easy with a disproportionately hard bit!
Lovely route. Enjoyed the step out left - not alot!
Brian Harrington, Dave Carrier
Really good fun. Lots of gear in-situ. Clear skies and zero wind made this one to remember.
Down via Broad Gully.
Pitches 2 and 4. Superb conditions.
Tom, Pete, Davina
|Sean Bell||12/Feb/10||Lead O/S||
Lead all pitches as Paul was up for an easy time on 2nd duty.Cracking route with short lived difficulties and a nice line.Conditions were great and we met some nice folk on the hill.
Did 3 pitches starting from just below the chimney, Gill lead 1 & 3.
lead second and forth pitch, got lost on the second and ended up a tricky corner!
marcusled crux, i got little roof bit
Mark Patterson, Paul Millen
|Ally Baba||31/Jan/10||AltLd O/S||
Amazing conditions. Great day out.
I led P2, P4 (as per guidebook, although P1 is just a snow slope really). Hannah led P1, P3. Very sociable day.
Paul lead, Jennie and I seconded on half ropes
Paul Millen and Jennie Crook
|Liam Ingram||30/Jan/10||Lead O/S||
Fiona Mellor, Hugo Pedder
Not worth the 4 stars in the book but nice none the less.
Got one pitch from the top. Did not fancy unstable looking cornice. Abbed off. Awesome route, bit unconsolidated.
Chris Davis, Ben
Lovely climb, had a race to the airport after topping out...The second chimney on the left below the cornice provided some good sport....
|Lawrie Brand||17/Dec/09||AltLd O/S||
Superb conditions. Great wee route
Good first pitch, but didn't place any runners after that!
Douglas and Alex
The party ahead of us bailed through nerves. I found the route pleasant.
|dan gibson||16/Mar/08||AltLd O/S||
|Jamie Light||19/Jan/08||AltLd dnf||
Bailed off the crux due to really poor conditions.
second ascent, led 1 and 3
Amazing route. Andy 1st, 3rd & 4th pitch. Nick got difficult scrabbly 2nd pitch in soft conditions. Great first pitch. Really interesting/intimidating start.
|rob k||03/Mar/06||AltLd O/S||
|Neil Adams||??/2006||AltLd O/S|
|Chris L Hill||?/Mar/05||Lead O/S||
Classic Scottish Winter route, but in poor condition http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/torridon.htm
Robin Beadle (Guide), Steve Carr
& Jeb Wilkins
|rob from scotland||?/Jun/90||AltLd O/S|
|rob from scotland||?/Jun/90||AltLd O/S|
tech 4 bit was fine but slush above was totally desperate. was II/III in old guidebook
Can't remember exact year.
Little ice present
A N Other
|Howard J||16/Feb/83||AltLd O/S||
Loch Eil Centre
Lead 1st pitch
Had done before cutting steps. On this occasion Al and I led through
George Wilson, Al Bennett
|Derek Ryden||28/Feb/75||AltLd O/S||