Walked in ambitiously hoping the ice would still be in, we were wrong. Everything is gone, just flowing water over the rocks. Started up the snow field and quickly bailed left onto the buttress to escape the spray. Scrambled up the left-hand buttress to the summit. Warm and wet.SkylarLobdell - 09/Mar/14 with Joe
walk in and out with strong winds. Did not climb due to very poor snow conditions and lots of ice melt. Climbed out of valley up a horrible loose scramble
justaddpowder - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/14 with Nathan Robbins, Caroline Milree, Keiran O' (K'dog)
RAF MR Winter Course
Tarquin - 04/Mar/14
John Roe - Lead - 03/Mar/14 with Will Jabore, Alex Fitzpatrick
First ice step was chossy with difficult to place screws. Second ice step was glorious and solid, with screw placements very good. Beautiful route in good weather.
brighters - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/14
Lower two ice steps were rotten, middle step was good as was the top section. Great neve all the way when not on ice. http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/03/central-gully-lurchers-crag/
alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Richard Nicholson
Slick - Lead - 02/Mar/14 with Alastair Begley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14
Wonderful day out. A long route, 9 pitches
michaelb1 - AltLd - 01/Mar/14 with Andrew diver
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14 with gwen
Bottom ice pitch not in nick, Top ice pitch was in great nick but time was against us so by-passed, I'll take a grade II. topped out to gorgeous sunset over sron an lairige but howling wind and squall on lurchers. Great day.
mr_drains - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/14 with The Defecator
lll/lV with ice pitches. walk in via the Charlamaine gap
drsdave - 2nd - 23/Feb/14 with Phil B, Mat
Thick ice & neve. Lovely nick. No loose snow or cornice.
Brucemacrosson - Solo - 22/Feb/14 with Simon Opit
philboy - AltLd - 22/Feb/14 with Dave, matt g
III/IV direct, nice route but all pitches avoidable at the moment on grade II ground.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 22/Feb/14 with Dave, Phil B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14
Bit windy at the top! in my novice opinion the ice was in good enough nick. What a great day out!
joeallen28 - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14
Very banked out, took a rib above last icefall on the right to add interest, at about tech 4/5
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Joe Beagly
I think I did the left hand finish of this route, but am not totally sure.
adam 24 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14
found the right gully this time! first ice step wasnt great so romped up the neve to the right (which is the more natural gully line anyway!) two main ice steps rather banked out so at the lower end of the grade and all intervening snow was good firm neve. would give it 1 star
Webster - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/14
Hidden - 12/Feb/14
First two pitches up the gully hard work due to snow conditions, ice is good on both ice falls although gear was hard won.
jon59 - Lead - 09/Feb/14
Rain on approach, met a team who backed off. Carried on to 'investigate'. Bottom ice pitch gone, 2nd doable -ish, two chicken shoots avoid these. Roped up for last ice pitch wet but thick, short but stiff for III.
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14 with adrian williams
adrian williams - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/14 with Glenn Bloomer
Stunning weather despite the forecast and nice to find this in reasonable nick. First ice pitch thin but entertaining, second hollow and scary, third fat and blue. A bit too much easy ground to really justify lots of stars though!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/14 with Debbie Lee
Rickrick - 17/Jan/14
Hidden - Lead - 10/Jan/14
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/13
Good Route, 4 ice pitches, last one was grade IV but short. Good belays (mainly ice). Ice was good but starting to drip later in the day. Well recommended.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Iain Robertson
fire_munki - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/13 with Al Halewood
two good pitches and lots of easy ground. started up an easy introductory gully which arrived at the rhs of the first good pitch-looking at pictures think there's a lower pitch which wasn't well formed today
morsy - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with peter berwick
Pete23 - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Stephen Mors
markwarner - Jan/13
tim20 - 2013
Right top pitch on 10m ice fall
Fell on ice screw
justaddpowder - AltLd - 21/Dec/12 with Leo
ice was melting but still pretty thick and plenty good enough for ice screws. lead second ice pitch, moved together through easy mid section. took the right fork at the top which had a short steep ice fall of about grade IV
Webster - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/12
steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/12 with David Webster
nowler - AltLd - 05/Feb/12 with hamish i
guy757 - Lead - 04/Feb/12
Three big ice pitches, the bottom one being pretty thin and the top one defineately warrantling IV. Fun place to get out of the wind.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Arjan
Callum Anderson - 2012
kenneM - AltLd - 19/Dec/11 with Steve Crosby-Jones, Steve Marner
Jedi Solo. Rubbish snow and ice conditions apart from short icy groove on the righthand gully near the top.
Avoided early ice pitch as looking really thin. Route we swam up worth about II.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 14/Feb/11 with Paul Wells
Not the best conditions, but a good day on a safe-ish route when the northern corries were avalancing. Avoided the lower icefall (wasn't there), swam up deep snow, and climbed a good ice chimney near the top. Probably worth grade II in this condition.
size9hex - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Tom Evans
Still hanging in there despite sun starting to hit it. Turned into a beautiful day and apart from a few walkers heading for Braeriach not another soul around. Can only imagine the carnage going on that is Sneachda on a Saturday.
Captain Solo - Solo - 12/Feb/11
50% ice, 50% water
mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/11 with Steven Delderfield
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/11 with mik
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11
John Workman - 2nd - 09/Jan/11 with Apprentice
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11
hedgehog77 - 2nd - 07/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11
Mr.Billiams - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with Tom
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10
Hidden - 11/Jan/10
nicjbuk - AltLd - 28/Jan/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/08
dthomson - 12/Jan/08 with pete mayhew
A big day out! Lovely weather.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley
Awesome and quiet. Good choice if northern corries are stuffed
tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - Jan/08 with Ewan Paterson
Ander - AltLd - 07/Jan/03
Hidden - Lead - 2001
Tarquin - 1999
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/98