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South Pipe Direct** IV 4

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This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/13

Great climb felt hard for grade I lead 2 of the easier pitches Dan led the rest did a great job on an awkward first pitch.
Palomino1hills - 2nd - 05/Apr/13 with Dan

My first grade IV lead and my first climb with leashless axes! Led pitches 1,3 & 5. First four pitches each have a good ice pitch. Getting a bit stepped but not enough to detract from a great climb.
borderline - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Fiona M

A very good climb. First four pitches all about grade IV. Took the left runnel at the bottom because the bottom of the right runnel was very thin.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Rachel B

In the pipe P1 - J, P2 - me. Brilliant
Batt - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with James Hoyes

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/13

Dan Tait - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Rob K

terrymccall - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13 with andy mchinnon, ian cragie

terrymccall - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13 with andy mchinnon, ian cragie

Did the first two pitches, Brian led the rest. Great day out
John Roe - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with Brian Smith (Kinloss)

johannes - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/13

Brian Smith 84 - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with John Roe

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with Adam Lockett, Chris Down

Nille - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with johannes

Hidden - 08/Mar/13

furbrow - AltLd - 28/Feb/13 with Dave A

Well stepped out, pretty straightforward, good upper section.
Captain Solo - Solo - 27/Feb/13

Great snow and ice but getting pretty hacked up(like most other ice routes by the sound of it!).
konacol - AltLd - 26/Feb/13 with Danny Doran

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 24/Feb/13

soloed up steps up of staghorn, then finished up south pipe for more excitement, incredible day topped out at 2pm in glorious sun.
salix - 2nd - 24/Feb/13

Finished from Staghorn Gully with Andrzej and Truan. Great conditions and perfect weather.
iksander - 2nd - 23/Feb/13

Great climb but busy, did pitches 1,3 & 5. The bridging on pitch 3 was good. Cave belay was awesome with a great view. First piece of ice out of the cave was steep. Had a sunset when we got to the "window" on Meagaidh. Awesome!
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Paul

I lead P1, Pat lead P2 up to the bottom of the pipe but after about 2 hours of waiting on belays we got bored and finished solo up north pipe (top of staghorn)
thomaspomfrett - AltLd dnf - 23/Feb/13 with Pat Brien, Dan Slome

Did top two pitches after approaching through Staghorn Gully.
andrzej kierzek - Lead dnf - 22/Feb/13

nice route and one of the few that wasn't busy!
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Ben Tibbetts

Hard. Quite thin and hard to find decent protection
arose - Lead - 20/Feb/13 with Hannah Francis

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 20/Feb/13 with Ali Rose

uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Max

robgixer - AltLd - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/12

Thin start followed by a powder quest
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Rob Davies

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Feb/11

Hidden - Feb/11

Very good and varied all the way. Luke fell on second when icicle pulled off on crux of last pitch.
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Luke

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

Conditions were wet but the ice was firm enough. The entry pitch to Staghorn Gully was very thin and had water running beneath. The exit to South Pipe is entertaining.
Adam Henly - AltLd - 14/Mar/10 with Robbie Millar

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Mar/10

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Jimmy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/10

Fantastic route, the best of its grade that I've done.
el diablo - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Nick Bowen

Hidden - Lead - 13/Feb/10

ferdia - 2nd - 10/Feb/10 with Andrew Wielochowski

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Dan Gates

jamiefoxen - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10

Great to be independent- cool climb. HARD nav off the top!!
nikkimac - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Jamie

jambomotamops - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/10 with Pat

second pitch within the pipe was a gripper
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Tom

hehe! fun times
tomdude - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with rob

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Tania Noakes

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/10

gareth scott borthwick - 2nd - 15/Jan/10 with Dave

Upper South Pipe icefall in-complete but do-able in a mixed stylee! This line stays in until late in the season due to its location in the inner coire.
simon_D - Solo - 30/Mar/08

Looong Day. Woooosh!
whispering nic - AltLd - Mar/06 with Ali Cashman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/03

alkira - 23/Dec/01

Hidden - Lead - 03/Feb/01

seanyt - AltLd - Feb/01

luckyjim - 24/Jan/00 with J Miller

bandersnatch - Lead - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/98

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/97

innes - AltLd - 1997

nickdonohue - Lead - Mar/96 with Gwynn ?

Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/89 with Paul Harding

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, JonmapDL, Jonny M, iksander, Batt, Billy Walker - Bad Seller, Run_Ross_Run, Ian Jones, Hidden, andymoin

Voting
Total votes cast 53
hard V0 of 20
V0 of 20
easy V0 of 20
hard IV9 of 20
IV7 of 20
easy IV3 of 20
hard III1 of 20
III0 of 20
easy III0 of 20
hard 50 of 16
50 of 16
easy 56 of 16
hard 41 of 16
48 of 16
easy 41 of 16
hard 30 of 16
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easy 30 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 73 (2.7%)
Lead10 of 73 (13.7%)
Followed10 of 73 (13.7%)
Alt Leads40 of 73 (54.8%)
Unknown11 of 73 (15.1%)

'Climbed'50 of 73 (68.5%)
clean O/S21 of 73 (28.8%)
dnf2 of 73 (2.7%)