Central Buttress*** VI 7
[East Buttress on Beinn Eighe taken from Central Buttress (Climbers just arriving at the first tier), 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: East Buttress on Beinn Eighe taken from Central Buttress (Climbers just arriving at the first tier) © michael83
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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Great route which took a bit of clearing on the way. Felt very wintery. Hopefully the thaw coming doesn't clear all the snow/ice.
thebigeasy - 02/Mar/14 with JT

jamesturnbull - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with rich howells

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/14

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/14 with David Paul

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/14 with Miles, Lee Roberts

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/14

robgixer - AltLd - 30/Jan/14

Rob lead P1 and 2 to Broad Terrace, we soloed for 20 metres, then Steve lead P3 and 4 (with a bit of moving-together) to the bottom of the top tier, Masa lead P5 (55m) with (unintentionally) a variation groove (VII, 8 on its own; first ascent; see for the line http://www.flickr.com/photos/alpiniste/12242810104/in/set-72157640366572375 ) above the infamous chimney to the same belay ledge, Rob lead the last pitch (40m). 3 parties from the BMC International Meet were behind us, waiting Masa to finish the crux pitch in off-route, which took over 2 hours, mostly at the off-route (aka new variation) part... The variation groove is nails (a touch easier for the talls), though reasonably well protected where it matters. The fact I dropped one of my axes right after I had made the crux hooking did quite a bit of spices to the experience, too, while still a tech 5/6 section was left, as it turned out. My hardest winter-climb ever. And an absolutely gorgeous and perfect day.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/14 with Steve T, Rob G

Great day marred only by the bottleneck at the bottleneck. A Japanese climber climbed a direct but slow way thru the roof above the belay leaving his axe behind in the process. Just enough light for the stiff little flake wall/traverse after the chimney pitch.
davesykes - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/14 with Mirko Breckner

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

Climbed with Lawrence Monckton.Fantastic mountain experience.
Paul Figg - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Lawrence Monckton

el cholo - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with carlos

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13

michael83 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jan/13

The date I have put is wrong. Many years ago now. A brilliant day out culminating in moonlit bumsliding all the way down to the path.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Simon Yearsley, Andy Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/11

Hidden - 2011

Dave Searle - AltLd - Mar/10 with gav

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd dog - 28/Feb/10

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with neil adams

sgl - AltLd - 18/Feb/10 with Jess

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/10

timmy-ts - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Fantastic day, blue sky hardly any wind and a beer handed to me when I got to the car. Top notch.
mux - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

Memborable day out. Happy boys.
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 25/Feb/06 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

frost - AltLd - Mar/04 with D Garry N Griffiths

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/99

innes - AltLd - 1998

phardman - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/96 with Jon Bibby

Superb Day in beautiful Coire.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/96 with Pete Benson

A big alpine feel to this route.
Jah - AltLd - Mar/84 with Phil butler, Mick fowler

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JRae, joeydurkin, Mr Powly, tom.e, jamestheyip, michael83, Gibson, RichT, mjw, French Erick

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