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Pinnacle Buttress Groove* II/III

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60m, 4 pitches. Ollie and I climbed this yesterday, Sunday 16th. Snow below is still very soft. The guidebook description is mince. You can solo the first snow face, with ice it would be even easier. Belay at the top of the snow at the foot of the rock buttress. Climb the left crack up to a chimney with a little overhang which provides an interesting step right to finish on a ledge and belay. This is the first ledge referred to in the guidebook not the second which we assumed. Climb right of this. I tried the left slab / chimney / crack and failed to find a foothold anywhere and gave up. The right ascent leads to the second ledge. From here grunt your way up the chimney to the left and then onto the ridge where you can belay just below out of the wind. ( Tim Clark, 18 Jan 2010)
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Climbed with guide Chris from west coast mountain guides
jim.barritt - 2nd rpt - 25/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13

WINTER
RobEdwards - 2nd - 21/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/11

PAJames - 2011

Aborted pinnacle finish and headed into adjacent gully
Giles Davis - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jan/10

Think we roughly followed the line of the route "Pinnacle Buttress, North-East Face" in the SMC Glen Coe guidebook.
oliverk - AltLd - 17/Jan/10 with Tim Clarke

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - Feb/09

henbot - 2nd - 22/Mar/08 with James Irvine

chalk monster - 17/Feb/08 with Karlos

Hidden - 2008

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead - Feb/03

Andy Say - Lead - 13/Jan/01

roryifinlay - AltLd O/S - Jan/01 with Tony Bishopp

Cheeky little groove provides good entertainment.
220bpm - AltLd O/S - Feb/00 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - Feb/00

Hidden - Lead - Feb/98

Hidden - Lead - Feb/97

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/95

Hidden - Jan/90

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/87

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 27 (3.7%)
Lead9 of 27 (33.3%)
Followed3 of 27 (11.1%)
Alt Leads9 of 27 (33.3%)
Unknown5 of 27 (18.5%)

'Climbed'19 of 27 (70.4%)
clean O/S5 of 27 (18.5%)
clean rpt3 of 27 (11.1%)