West Buttress*** IV 4
[West Buttress, Beinn Eighe, 2 kb]400m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: West Buttress, Beinn Eighe © kathryn
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

West central start, deep snow - almost 5 hrs to base of route...
sgl - Lead - 19/Jan/15 with will

Nick Wallis - 2015 with BMC international meet

Just about wintery on Monday, but the sun was on the top tier as we finished.
Malcolm Bass - 24/Mar/14 with Adrian Mellor, Simon Yearsley

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/14

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/14

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Tom Tindale

West Chimney start was much harder than anticipated. Crux was the last pitch before the final tier - fantastic, but not tech 4 by any stretch. Horrific descent.
planetmarshall - AltLd - 07/Feb/14 with Christopher Douglas

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/14

Misha - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/14

Skipped the sandstone tier. Some ambiguity about route-finding on middle tier, no ambiguity about quality of last pitch. Superb route.
Jamie B - AltLd - 11/Jan/14 with Fiona Murray

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

mileshill540 - 2nd - 2014

Tubs - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13 with Alan

Hidden - 11/Feb/13

Added a V,6 variant halfway up.
sparbus - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with mike b

Hidden - 23/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/13

Smith42 - AltLd - 20/Jan/13 with Lindsay Yule

Brilliant
whistler - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Fin Wild

Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/12

Rickrick - AltLd - Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/11

Tdavy01 - AltLd dnf - 10/Dec/11

mike.moss - AltLd dnf - 16/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Feb/11

graeme gatherer - Feb/11

Take ice screws
t_stork - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Steve Walls

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/10

Not really "full Scottish conditions" but a grand day out. Two ice pitches up the West/Central gully to get to the start of the quartzite tier, followed by some verglassed rock climbing and it finally became a bit more wintery for the upper tier.
gforce - AltLd - 23/Jan/10 with Chris

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Graham

Little ice but lots of powder. Best mountain day yet!
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08 with chris burn

dangates - AltLd - 2006 with Neil

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 01/Dec/90 with Perric Crellin

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