UK Winter Conditions

This Winter Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and what the prospects are. All the winter climbs done by users in their UKC climbing logbooks over the past 5 days are shown - click on the route name to find details of all the recent ascents, the map shows the locations of the crags where routes are being done.

There is also a summary of the 'condition' threads on the Winter Forum, including those by the UKC Area Correspondents. At the base of the page are winter photos taken over the same period.

The top recent routes climbed are on the Recent Top Ascents page.

Recent Winter climbs

Lochnagar Aberdeenshire

Stuic Buttress (Coire an loch nan Eun) (I) on Fri 27th
Perseverance Rib (III) on Fri 27th

Buachaille Etive Mor Highland

North Buttress (West Route) (IV 4) on Wed 25th

Stob Coire nan Lochan Highland

Wandering Wombat (II) on Fri 27th 2 ascents

Aonach Eagach - Sgor nam Fiannaidh Highland

Aonach Eagach Ridge (winter) (II) on Sat 28th
Aonach Eagach Ridge (winter) (II) on Wed 25th

Aonach Mor Highland

Golden Oldy (II) on Wed 25th
Ruth (II) on Wed 25th

An Teallach Highland

Low Riders (VII 8) on Wed 25th

Liathach Highland

Umbrella Falls (V 5) on Sun 1st
The Salmon Leap (VI 6) on Sat 28th

Stob Coire nam Beith Highland

Deep-Cut Chimney (IV 4) on Fri 27th

Sail Mhor Highland

Ling, Lawson & Glovers Route (II) on Sat 28th

Beinn Liath Mhor Highland

Barbie (V 6) on Wed 25th

Ben Nevis Highland

The Curtain (IV 5) on Sun 1st 2 ascents
Jubilation (IV 4) on Sun 1st
Douglas Gap West Gully (I) on Sun 1st
Waterfall Gully (IV 4) on Sat 28th
Vanishing Gully (V 5) on Sat 28th
Italian Right-Hand (IV 4) on Sat 28th
Green Gully (IV 3) on Sat 28th
Two-Step Corner (V 5) on Sat 28th
Mega Route X (V 6) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Fawlty Towers (III) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
South-West Ridge (IV 5) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
The Curtain (IV 5) on Fri 27th 3 ascents
Minus Two Gully (V 6) on Fri 27th
Hadrian's Wall Direct (V 5) on Fri 27th
Point Five Gully (V 5) on Fri 27th
Tower Ridge (IV 3) on Fri 27th
Boomer's Requiem (V 5) on Thu 26th
Italian Right-Hand (IV 4) on Thu 26th 2 ascents
Ledge Route (II) on Thu 26th
Douglas Gap West Gully (I) on Thu 26th
Douglas Gap East Gully (I) on Thu 26th
The Curtain (IV 5) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Vanishing Gully (V 5) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Fawlty Towers (III) on Wed 25th
Cutlass (VI 7) on Wed 25th
Carn Mor Dearg Arete (I) on Wed 25th

Coire an t'Sneachda Invernesshire

Aladdin's Mirror Direct (IV 4) on Sun 1st
Crotched Gully (II) on Sun 1st
Red Gully (II) on Sun 1st
Hidden Chimney Direct (IV 5) on Sun 1st
Watch out (VI 8) on Sun 1st
Jacob's Ladder (I) on Sat 28th 3 ascents
Aladdin's Couloir (I) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Patey's Route (IV 5) on Sat 28th
The Runnel (II) on Sat 28th 3 ascents
Spiral Gully (II) on Sat 28th
Fingers Ridge (IV 4) on Sat 28th
Goat Track Gully (II) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
The Seam (IV 5) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Fiacaill Ridge (I/II) on Sat 28th
Hidden Chimney (II/III) on Sat 28th
Houdini (VI 7) on Sat 28th
Jail House Break (top pitch) (VI 8) on Sat 28th
Aladdin's Mirror Direct (IV 4) on Fri 27th
Central Gully (I) on Fri 27th
The Runnel (II) on Fri 27th 3 ascents
The Stirling Bomber (V 7) on Fri 27th
The Seam (IV 5) on Fri 27th
Fiacaill Ridge (I/II) on Fri 27th
Jacob's Edge (I/II) on Fri 27th
Unnamed 1 (II) on Fri 27th
Aladdin's Couloir (I) on Thu 26th 3 ascents
Red Gully (II) on Thu 26th
Fiacaill Ridge (I/II) on Thu 26th
Forty Thieves (I) on Thu 26th
Original Summer Route - Variation Start (V 6) on Thu 26th
Honeypot (IV 6) on Wed 25th
No Blue Skies (VI 7) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
The Message (IV 6) on Wed 25th 3 ascents
Pot of Gold (V 6) on Wed 25th
Jacob's Ladder (I) on Wed 25th
Doctor's Choice (IV 4) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Patey's Route (IV 5) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Aladdin's Mirror (I) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Aladdin's Mirror Direct (IV 4) on Wed 25th 4 ascents
Fingers Ridge (IV 4) on Wed 25th
Fiacaill Ridge (I/II) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Hidden Chimney (II/III) on Wed 25th 2 ascents
Opening Break (IV 5) on Wed 25th
The Three Decrees (V 5) on Wed 25th

Coire an Lochain (Cairngorm) Invernesshire

Auricle (VI 7) on Sun 1st
War and Peace (VII 8) on Sun 1st
Ventilator (II) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Fallout Corner (VI 7) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
The Candy Shop (VII 9) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Savage Slit (V 6) on Fri 27th
The Vent (III) on Thu 26th
Banana Wall (XI 12) on Wed 25th

Lurcher's Crag Invernesshire

Central Gully (III) on Wed 25th

Creagan Coire Cha-no Invernesshire

Wile-E-Coyote (IV 4) on Sat 28th

Beinn Dearg Ross & Cromarty

Penguin Gully (III 4) on Sun 1st

Coire Fee, Glen Clova Angus

B Gully (II) on Sat 28th

Corrie Farchal Angus

Age is Only a Number (III 4) on Sun 1st

Hell's Lum Moray

Devil's Delight (V 5) on Sat 28th

Shelterstone Crag Moray

Sticil Face (V 6) on Sat 28th
Sticil Face (V 6) on Wed 25th

Carn Etchachan Moray

Route Major (IV 5) on Sat 28th

Gearr Aonach, East Face Argyll and Bute

Zig Zags (I) on Fri 27th

Gearr Aonach, North Face Argyll and Bute

The Zig-Zags (I) on Fri 27th

Aonach Dubh, West Face Argyll and Bute

Dinnertime Buttress (I/II) on Wed 25th 2 ascents

Creag Coire an Dothaidh Argyll and Bute

Salamander Gully (III 4) on Wed 25th
Centigrade (III) on Wed 25th

Beinn Udlaidh Argyll and Bute

Sunshine Gully (III) on Fri 27th

Lost Valley Buttress Argyll and Bute

Right Edge (IV 4) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Minor Adjustment (IV 5) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Right Hand Gully (I/II) on Sat 28th 2 ascents

Sgorr Dhearg Argyll and Bute

ENE Ridge (II) on Thu 26th

Clogwyn y Garnedd Gwynedd

Central Trinity (I/II 2) on Sat 28th

Ffynnon Llyffant Conwy

Central Gully (I) on Wed 25th
North Gully (I) on Wed 25th

Brown Cove Crags Cumbria

Summer step (II) on Wed 25th

Great End (Sprinkling Tarn) Cumbria

Branch Gully (I) on Sat 28th
Cust's Gully (I) on Fri 27th
Window Gully (II/III) on Fri 27th
Branch Gully (I) on Fri 27th
Central Gully Right Branch (II) on Wed 25th

Helvellyn - Red Tarn Cove Cumbria

Gully 1 (II) on Fri 27th
Viking Buttress (IV) on Wed 25th
Striding Edge (I) on Wed 25th
Swirral Edge (I) on Wed 25th
Viking Buttress - Left-hand Finish (IV 5) on Wed 25th

The Works Cumbria

Time and a Half (M5) on Sat 28th 2 ascents
Double Time (M6) on Sat 28th 2 ascents)