Crest Route** V 6
[Johnny climbing Crest Route up SCNL, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Great routes in the Coe, 3 star Scottish winter.

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This climb is in 66 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Awesome route.
arose - AltLd - 21/Feb/15 with Nadir Khan, Joseph

samrad - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/15

Felt rather desperate for a V....first 2 pitches only due to failing light as trail breaking to the coire from the valley through waist deep powder took a while
JDSwain - 01/Feb/15 with Sam Radcliffe

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/15

Ben Sharp - 2nd - 29/Dec/14 with Graeme Barr

machars - Lead - 28/Dec/14 with Ben Sharp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Tough move at the top of 1st pitch, progressive difficulties on 2nd pitch culminating in a well protected but desperate crux at the top of 3rd pitch (tech 7 surely?). A brilliant route.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Tony Ball

Excellent technical 2nd pitch and the exposure on pitch 3 was fantastic. Great value at the grade.
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/14 with Craig

robgixer - AltLd dog - 17/Feb/14

Rocks ridiculously rimed, weather being blizzard with strong wind with little to no visibility all day. Rob lead P1 (30m), P3 (25m; took 1 hour to get over the cornice) and I lead the crux P2 (45m). I took a 12-14m fall near the end of the pitch (though I was only 2 metres above the last runner, which held the fall), hurt my back, but managed to finish the pitch. Rob carried all my gear and sack during the descent, thankfully... 8 hours of climbing for this little over 100 metres route with 3 pitches.
masa-alpin - AltLd dog - 17/Feb/14 with Rob G

Good weather today, Route Plastered in the white stuff but poor Neve and lots of powder made finding good gear and placements very difficult. Bailed off. Looks like a great line - will be back.
stratandrew - AltLd dnf - 07/Feb/14 with Gareth Williams

Good nick, Hanging belay was a new experience in winter, P2 fantastic. Exit over snow ridge a bit hairy, big cornice but with a convenient human shaped hole already in it
lberry - 2nd - Feb/14

Smith42 - AltLd - 19/Jan/14 with Lindsay Yule

frost - AltLd O/S - Jan/14

Did pitch 1. The start of pitch 2 was black as! Just too ethical
Harry Holmes - Lead dnf - 19/Nov/13 with Dan Tait, Helen Rennard

Left variant on P3, direct line looks harder.
Jamie B - AltLd - 20/Mar/13 with Graham Boistelle

great technical climb and conditions.... hard to believe it used to be IV 5 !
phil64 - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/13

Ste Ridd - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/13 with M.Sadler

guy757 - AltLd - 16/Feb/13 with Vic

Ya beauty
John Workman - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Mark II

GaryK - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Andy Cave

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/13

akhughes - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/13

Top crux a bit black from others cleaning.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Julia, Welsh Tom

Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Richard Ashton

I lead 2nd pitch. Stunning climbing on 2nd and 3rd pitches.
Rick Ashton - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Lee Harrison

Top crux felt quite hard for 6, quality route
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 01/Dec/12 with Tom

tomdude - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with rob

Hidden - 29/Nov/12

Abb'd off after pitch one because the following pitches weren't white enough
michael83 - AltLd dnf - 01/Feb/12 with Mark Mosgrove

Liam FLeming - 2nd - 26/Jan/12 with chris thorn

Pete Graham - Lead - 22/Jan/12 with Ben Silvestre

Hidden - 2nd - Dec/11

Easily my hardest mixed climb to date and the crux move of the second pitch (lay away hook and rock over) was at my limit. Third pitch was excellent, exposed, near vertical but good axe and foot placements. Not quite ready to lead at this grade yet !
jandyd05 - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/11 with Dave Kenyon

Sustained 2 pitches!
simondunf - Lead - 29/Jan/11

almost! out of time (forgot head torches), pitch 2 slow going due to powder, good climbing
robertmichaeladams - AltLd dnf - 08/Jan/11

Quality climb!
Dougie Harvey - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Finlay Wild

Two hard pitches. Fell off the top one. Beautiful day, great climbing. Perfect.
gforce - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with Sandy

Lester - Lead - 05/Dec/10 with Conor Gahan

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Dec/10

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with aiden

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Feb/10

Quality route. Thought it was quite tricky.
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Gav Swinton

decs - Lead dnf - 23/Jan/10 with Tim

bullwinkle - AltLd dnf - 23/Jan/10 with decs

Ran p2+3 together
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - Jan/10

Brilliant route! Ran P2 & P3 together to give possibly the best pitch I've done this winter - 45m of sustained, constantly interesting, absorbing climbing. Nudging V,7?
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/09 with Ross B

Ross Barnes - 2nd - 28/Mar/09 with Neil A

Great wee route, only slightly spoilt by intense hot aches and James dropping his axe from the top of pitch 2, and me having to go back to almost the bottom of the route to retrieve it!!
dave o - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/08 with James R

simon_D - Lead - 30/Nov/08 with Alan Martin

Joe Nunn - 2nd - Jan/08 with Andrew Stokes

innes - AltLd - 2008

what a great climb! hard for V but superb, continuously interesting climbing.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Claire Fennell

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/07

sgl - AltLd - 18/Feb/06 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 16/Dec/02 with John Watson

first route with one else in coire all day with grey overcaste conditions.very enjoyable
Dave Almond - AltLd - Jan/00 with Mark Thomas

graeme gatherer - 2000

Dave Kerr - Lead - 06/Feb/99 with Craig Proctor

Hidden - Lead - Dec/94

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/93

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