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

Raeburn's Gully (II) on Wed 25th

Buachaille Etive Mor Highland

North Buttress (West Route) (IV 4) on Thu 26th
Crowberry Gully (IV 4) on Wed 25th 5 ascents
Crowberry Gully (IV 4) on Tue 24th

Stob Coire nan Lochan Highland

Boomerang Gully (II) on Fri 27th
Ordinary Route (Summit Buttress) (IV 5) on Fri 27th
Broad Gully (I) on Wed 25th
Dorsal Arete (II) on Wed 25th
Twisting Gully (III 4) on Wed 25th
SC Gully (III) on Wed 25th 2 ascents

Aonach Mor Highland

Easy Gully (I) on Wed 25th

Aonach Beag Highland

Stand and Deliver (V 5) on Wed 25th 2 ascents

Beinn a'Chaorainn Highland

East Ridge (II) on Fri 27th

Sgor Iutharn Highland

The Lancet Edge (I) on Wed 25th

Ben Nevis Highland

Douglas Gap West Gully (I) on Sat 28th
Hadrian's Wall Direct (V 5) on Fri 27th
Tower Scoop (III) on Fri 27th
Two-Step Corner (V 5) on Fri 27th
Orion Face Direct (V 5) on Thu 26th
Cutlass (VI 7) on Thu 26th
Boomer's Requiem (V 5) on Wed 25th
South Castle Gully (II) on Wed 25th
Minus Two Gully (V 6) on Wed 25th
Indicator Wall (V 4) on Wed 25th
Orion Face Direct (V 5) on Wed 25th 3 ascents
Astral Highway (VI 5) on Wed 25th
Tower Scoop (III) on Wed 25th
Green Gully (IV 3) on Wed 25th 3 ascents
Ledge Route (II) on Wed 25th
Smith's Route (V 5) on Wed 25th
Satanic Verses (VI 5) on Wed 25th
Kellett's Route (VI 6) on Wed 25th
Indicator Right-Hand (V 5) on Wed 25th
Point Five Gully (V 5) on Tue 24th
Indicator Wall (V 4) on Tue 24th
Psychedelic Wall (VI 5) on Tue 24th 2 ascents
Orion Face Direct (V 5) on Tue 24th 2 ascents
Astral Highway (VI 5) on Tue 24th 2 ascents
Tower Ridge (IV 3) on Tue 24th 3 ascents
Comb Gully (IV 4) on Tue 24th
Green Gully (IV 3) on Tue 24th
Number Four Gully (I) on Tue 24th
Ledge Route (II) on Tue 24th
Smith's Route (V 5) on Tue 24th 3 ascents
South-West Ridge (IV 5) on Tue 24th
Riders on the Storm (VI 5) on Tue 24th 2 ascents
Shot in the Back (IV 4) on Tue 24th

Coire an t'Sneachda Invernesshire

The Haston Line (III 4) on Fri 27th
Jacob's Edge (I/II) on Fri 27th
Aladdin's Mirror (I) on Wed 25th
Aladdin's Mirror Direct (IV 4) on Wed 25th

Coire an Lochain (Cairngorm) Invernesshire

Savage Slit (V 6) on Fri 27th 2 ascents

Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) Stirlingshire

South Central Gully (I) on Wed 25th

Crib Goch Gwynedd

East Ridge (Winter) (I) on Wed 25th

Harrison Stickle Cumbria

Stickle Ghyll (I/II) on Sat 28th