Houdini*** VI 7
[Exposure on the crux traverse of Houdini (VI 7), 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Exposure on the crux traverse of Houdini (VI 7) © Brian Pollock
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Good route, veered off in error after the chockstone and went direct on the headwall (Jail House Break) at the right hand end of the top ledge, pumpy but well protected. Would be a good direct finish to Smokestack.
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 28/Feb/15 with Fiona

Excellent route with a big feel. Traverse was a very awkward and a bit sketchy. Done in 3 pitches. Led guidebook 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Brian Pollock - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/15 with Craig

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Dec/14

Really good route, Lead P1 and P3. Good start to the new season.
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14 with Uisdean, Robin C

Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14 with Callum_Johnson

done an alternative 2nd pitch up the off width right of the flake. awesome climbing. lots of rime so took a while to clear.
D.Russell - AltLd dnf - 24/Nov/13 with Steve, Adam

tjmillen - AltLd - Jan/13 with Jeff, Ian

The year I have put is wrong. The biggest feeling route I have done in the northern corries. The rampy thing moving up and right above the terrace is thin. I fell off seconding the top pitch carelessly.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Andy Brown

Sustained quality with a lot of variety. 1st winter route since accident. Must be mended. Cheers Adam.
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 30/Dec/11 with Adam

Apart from the breather at the mid way ledge pretty sustained. great fun with varied and intresting moves. An instant thaw hit as I left the last belay.
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Neil Griffiths

Hidden - 22/Jan/11

Was a bit confused after the chock stone, make sure you move left and up, not right... First pitch was really good value. Glad i didn't lead the poo your pants traverse!
michael83 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Jan/11

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Malcolm Scott

Good route under tricky conditions. Jim lead most of the hard stuff, which was a bloody good effort for his first grade VI!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/09 with Jim Higgins

Very windy, cold, snow, spindrift, cold hands. Ice choked and therefore sparse protection. I sipped a couple of times moving up from the delicate traverse at the start of pitch 3, trying to move back up too soon I think. Challenging conditions!
jameshiggins - AltLd - 19/Dec/09 with Neil Adams

Climbing all seamed reasonable, being cruxy instead of sustained. Had a wee slip on the easy start of the first pitch fro some reason, also dropped my axe on the third pitch after completing the traverse, it very luckily landed on the midway ledge and was dewly recovered.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/09 with Warren

A nice climb, good conditions with plenty of rime and some powder. Original line could be improved by taking the second pitch direct.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/09 with Andy Main

Route under powder and very bold in places due to ice filled cracks so felt more like VII,7. Finish up top pit jail house rock.
akhughes - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/08 with Steptoe

Traversed off at half way ledge
Paul Figg - 26/Jan/02 with Malcolm Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JamesWilliams, geoff.comley, michael83, Dustin, Mark020

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