SMC Description
110m. Follow The Slant until it is possible to break back right over short steps to overlook Jacob's Ladder. Continue up to finish right or left. It is slightly harder to go to the base of Hidden Chimney and trend back right through a steeper wall. Low in the grade if the easiest line is chosen, but the harder variations are more fun. © SMC

Ticklists: Coire an t'Sneachda Low Grade Routes.

andy007 24/Feb AltLd O/S
with Jon
Jonno 24/Feb AltLd O/S

Windy on approach, but sheltered on climb. Good conditions all along. Only a short wait at the first spike belay, otherwise had it to ourselves

with Andrew
BenCollis 24/Feb Lead
Dave Payne 11/Feb AltLd O/S

Ok route.

with Alan S
OLGrady 11/Feb Lead O/S

Fantastic Day Out, Planned to do Hidden Chimney but with 7 groups all heading towards the Chimney from different routes we decided to do Jacobs Edge. Conditions were great and had a fantastic day taking two Club members on their first winter route.

with C Bonn, NUMC
astirling 11/Feb AltLd
with Dave P
Phil_Brock 09/Feb Solo rpt

Different line (and still not the guidebook one). Headed over to Hidden Chimney and half way up but there was a team ahead so cut right, finishing at the top of the left hand finish of Jacob's edge. One short hard section made more "fun" by a three minute continuous blast of spindrift then easy ground to the top. Significantly more snow than last time I climbed the route - makes it feel completely different with many sections banked out.

jamesnchlsn 03/Feb Lead O/S

Busy going across The Slant. Great route once it breaks away. ++ Rime ice. Frozen turf, hard neve and good ice to be found in the cracks on the harder lines over rocky sections on left. All covered in a bit of fresh powder so had to dig around a little for gear. Definitely worth picking an interesting line to sustain the fun!

Hidden 03/Feb AltLd O/S
Tom Fullen 03/Feb 2nd
PatrickRT 03/Feb Lead O/S
with Rowan
nickcj 28/Jan Lead
37degrees 27/Jan Solo
with Cliants
dwc 21/Jan AltLd O/S

Led the top 60m pitch, blind uphill snow swimming into the full Cairngorm 'experience' on topping out. Memorable, with Steve & Sameer from PCC

samkat 21/Jan 2nd O/S

Interesting conditions in the upper half. River of snow coming down on us. Think we finished with a variation on this route with John going up a guley on left.

with John Heaton, Steve Lismore
stevelismore 21/Jan AltLd O/S

Very windy and snowy day. I ran first two pitches together so about 60m in total-straightforward and fun. John then led top pitch through raging river of spindrift. Had to abandon some gear as became buried again as fast as I dug it out. Then topped out into raging gale and complete white-out. Full marks to John's navigation for finding the down and the way back to ski centre.

Liam Watson 20/Jan Solo O/S
with Morna
Alex Riley 19/Jan AltLd O/S

Moved together

with Rhys
Trickynick 19/Jan 2nd O/S
swindley 19/Jan -
Hidden 02/Jan Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jan 2nd O/S
Rhys Deane ?/Jan AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan AltLd
Phil_Brock 10/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

Another good route for the early season conditions - snowed up rock the whole way and no real need for a lot of snow / ice. Went a long way left of the actual line (almost over to hidden chimney) to tackle some steeper ground then traversed right higher up to meet the top of the left hand finish so can't comment on the grade of the actual route! Had to queue behind a team at the bottom of the route (the section along the slant) then had another two teams behind us as well! After topping out headed over the summit of Cairngorm to make the most of the blue skies.

eoinb 10/Dec/17 AltLd
Geoff Pettitt 02/Dec/17 AltLd
roym 02/Dec/17 AltLd

A bit soggy and melting but turf still frozen. Good route.

BMaybee 02/Dec/17 AltLd
picasso 02/Dec/17 Lead
Hidden 01/Dec/17 2nd
annep 01/Dec/17 AltLd
Hidden 05/Nov/17 Solo rpt
Magzhan 18/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
with Ben Rooney
Hidden 18/Mar/17 AltLd
Duncan 88 10/Mar/17 AltLd
sdixon 04/Mar/17 2nd
JHiley 04/Mar/17 Lead

Sarah's first winter route. Mostly stayed quite far right this time. Snow was fresh, very loose and powdery which made progress difficult.

with Sarah
Hidden 02/Mar/17 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/17 Lead
jonnysims 18/Feb/17 2nd O/S
with Glenmore lodge
Hidden 18/Feb/17 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S
partz 17/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Went off route towards hidden chimney due to conditions. Contained some tricky II/III sections with soft snow, but good climbing still. Definitely harder than staying on route!

BarnDawg 17/Feb/17 Lead O/S

with Monica - stayed quite far left, finished up the other side of Hidden Chimney buttress?

william henderson 05/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Gordon Henderson
boyson 14/Jan/17 AltLd

Moving together after Direct Start IV/5

Sylvian B 14/Jan/17 AltLd
with Keith
keith hal 14/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Good route

with Sylvian
Will Hardy 02/Jan/17 Lead O/S

A dusting of fresh powder, no ice, barely frozen turf and some very anti social spindrift but still great fun.

with Pam
mattdennies 02/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Loose powder, lot's of spin drift, tough going.

with Conor
Aislinn_sun ?/Jan/17 Lead
Garry_C 07/Nov/16 AltLd
with Nick
LanceSolf 30/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
wchan 27/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
El_Dave_H 27/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

First winter lead. Super windy, drowning in spindrift, wet boots. Cracking day out though.

mathesar 08/Mar/16 -

Swifty & David

djdavies 08/Mar/16 2nd
BallsOfSteel 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S


with duncan osgood
Hidden 03/Mar/16 2nd O/S
kirstypallas 03/Mar/16 Lead

Led up last pitch of Jacob's Left Edge

OMara81 28/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

right hand edge of Jacobs Ladder, alt leads with sylvian Barry. Our first winter lead climbs in perfect conditions.

Sylvian B 28/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Right side of the gully

Ian Stirrups 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S

In good conditions so Grade 1

with Alan Hall
newvena 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Chose to include as many rock steps and interesting diversions as possible. Great route.

with will
JamieGreig 28/Feb/16 Lead
HairyBean 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Simon Preuss
BStar 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb, a bit of a queue at the start but worth the wait.

with Rachael
Rachael88 27/Feb/16 2nd

First route of our 2016 winter trip. Amazing weather, lots of people on the buttress!

with Adam
DoMakeSayThink 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Cracking intro to winter climbing from Paul. Shame about the queueing at the start, but with weather like that I can't be upset.

with Paul Hazell
swmackey 22/Feb/16 Lead
guernseydan 22/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
leopolian 21/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Lead third pitch (snow slope). First winter climb!

Sarah Roscoe 21/Feb/16 2nd
Sam Ash 21/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Leo Hawthorne, Naomi Pimblett
Naomi.P 21/Feb/16 AltLd
with Leo H
Matt Harmon 21/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Alan Middup, Sarah Roscoe
ChristyCole 18/Feb/16 AltLd
Trace 18/Feb/16 Lead

Soft snow and a fair bit if traffic at the start but a cracking second pitch brought it home!

jeffers696 18/Feb/16 2nd
with Trace
Ron Rees Davies 18/Feb/16 2nd
with Matt
rushy11111918 18/Feb/16 Lead
with Ron Rees Davies
dkilner 18/Feb/16 AltLd
Somerset swede basher 15/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
Chelsey Robinson 10/Feb/16 2nd O/S
joe hallam 10/Feb/16 Lead

Day 2 of the trip. Steady walk up to the corrie following a few other teams

Badgers 10/Feb/16 AltLd
Stephen Halliday 10/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/16 Lead
AlistairBerridge 01/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Climbed after first pitch of hidden chimney direct.

kj001 28/Jan/16 2nd

Windy walk-in, very windy walk-out but nice climb winding up besides Jacob's Ladder

phil64 28/Jan/16 Lead
with kj001
grady_9 19/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/16 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jan/16 AltLd
Mine2209 ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
morsg 27/Mar/15 AltLd
alan.rodger 27/Mar/15 AltLd
GStone 17/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
mathesar 02/Mar/15 2nd

1st day at the lodge very cold

miriamclaire 27/Feb/15 2nd O/S
waydan 24/Feb/15 AltLd
RM199 22/Feb/15 Solo O/S

And in descent!

mawbyfc 18/Feb/15 2nd

first winter climb with Matt and a guide

Hidden 18/Feb/15 Lead
amccann 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Fun little wander through easy ground, picked our way through a few harder sections to make it more interesting.

with Jem, Matt G
fait 14/Feb/15 2nd
JemG 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Matt Groom
Hidden 12/Feb/15 Lead β
jezb1 10/Feb/15 Lead

After Haston Line, II the way I went.

AdamCB 09/Feb/15 2nd
JessWilliams 05/Feb/15 2nd
paddy2150 05/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden 05/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Naomi.P 02/Feb/15 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch. First winter climb!

with Quentin
Hidden 02/Feb/15 AltLd
Matt Boyd 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Elizabeth Borneman
JoeMortimer 19/Jan/15 2nd

Seconded as part of a Glenmore Lodge winter climbing course.

domhowell 17/Jan/15 2nd

Ste lead.

with Danny, Ste
Ste_b1978 17/Jan/15 Lead
with Danny
Rampikino 17/Jan/15 AltLd
with Agnes
Hidden 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
joermann 17/Jan/15 2nd
mattguy ?/Jan/15 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Solo
climbing son 29/Dec/14 AltLd

Good climb, Jacob lead first pitch, I led second

with Jacob Forshaw
Jacob Forshaw 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
shafiq lalloo 16/Dec/14 2nd O/S
edjenkins 16/Dec/14 AltLd

solo first pitch. Huw led first then I did final two. Really good conditions

Keelan McNulty 15/Dec/14 2nd O/S
with Mike Dudley
Hidden 15/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Michael Haywood 12/Feb/14 AltLd
with Tim Chamberlain
aljones91 12/Jan/14 Lead

After Hester lead hidden chimney direct

Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead
Gazlynn 04/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jan/14 AltLd
NickNixon 04/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Bcrich01 ?/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Solo
simondunf 29/Dec/13 Solo

good fun, quick 2nd route

arranmoffat 29/Dec/13 Lead
with David McAlpine
Hidden 28/Dec/13 Lead
Mike-W-99 26/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 26/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

After Hidden Chimney direct start. Led first pitch.

with Mike
Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd
jshields 09/Nov/13 AltLd
Jamie B 11/Mar/13 Lead
with Client
Iain_L_32 ?/Mar/13 AltLd
Truan 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
climbing son 19/Feb/13 AltLd
Amazoniangirl 19/Feb/13 -
Hidden 19/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S
sam26051 17/Feb/13 AltLd
cyd0nian 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead middle pitch

with Tom Hughes
JHiley 17/Feb/13 AltLd

An interesting variation over some icy rock steps and a groove to the left of the main line in the upper half.

benkelsey 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

left variation up a ramp and chimney system to a steep pull through a bulge... rummered to be IV 4.

with HPC
Tom.Priestley ?/Feb/13 -
ruairidhwad ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with NUMC
Iain_L_32 ?/Feb/13 AltLd
drobin ?/Feb/13 2nd
birbeck ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
davidclare 31/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Alice Stuart-Lee, Jon Ridley
jon_ridley 31/Jan/13 2nd

Dave led

edmitchell 12/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Rowe, kitty duncan
emmarowe 12/Jan/13 2nd
Binder 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Nice little route. Pretty solid snow after the melt of the day before. A great start to 2013!

with Dave J
Hidden ?/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
sheffieldchris ??/2013 -
crombie 27/Dec/12 AltLd rpt

Did P1 & P3, cracks well iced up and covered in snow, made pro difficult and well spaced, spindrift and powder further up

with Lee
Hidden 27/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
BFG 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
steve-grigg 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
rufus.duits 18/Dec/12 Solo
Alpenglow 18/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Simon J, NUMC
Huw Mithan 18/Dec/12 AltLd
with Leo Grabowski
leo-z-g 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Simple little romp. Powdering little snow.

with Mike Mason
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd
MattKnox 12/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 01/Dec/12 AltLd
Pompey ?/Dec/12 2nd
with johnnyw
Nemo9 ?/Dec/12 AltLd
with Col
craig cameron 29/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Mike led the first two , i led the last pitch. First winter lead!! great route

Jacob Forshaw 24/Feb/12 2nd O/S
OwenF 19/Feb/12 AltLd

Picked our own route at around II, good value.

with Mark
Fly Fifer 19/Feb/12 AltLd

Went in to do hidden chimney but too busy. Took a direct line up the Buttress with mixed steps and wee chimneys . Possibly II/III on the day. Good fun.

with Owen
Hidden 12/Feb/12 -
stratandrew 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Colin P1. i took a line up the blocks on P2 rather than the snow plod. Colin took P3 an entertaining move through a gap in a buttress. probably made it a III overall - good sport. Conditions very amiable.

with Colin Maddison
Hidden 01/Feb/12 AltLd β
Julie Black ?/Feb/12 2nd

Did this as a guinea pig for an MIC exam. We did some alternate mixed chimneys making it into a 3 or so. Lovely route, lovely climbing, probably quite tricky route finding if I wasn't with a guide!

IJHunt ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Euan Strachan 20/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Emily Roo
Koon 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Not in condition. I lead first pitch. Mhairi lead second and Alison lead third. Nice day but quite windy at top. Second pitch I went up a nice little chimney for a bit of fun.

with Mhairi martin
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Lead
steev 06/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Alex P
Hidden 02/Jan/12 Solo O/S
alias dave 02/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with Sam.EB
cwhitty ??/2012 AltLd
Geds 11/Dec/11 AltLd

Loved it

Hidden 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 08/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Feb/11 AltLd
Bob1984 04/Feb/11 2nd

Topped out into 100mph winds on plateau.

tsjx 03/Feb/11 AltLd
darrenasquith ?/Feb/11 2nd

did a route off to the right

Adamski1986 ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Gabi Smallbone
Hidden 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Andy DB 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Will C
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd
Harry Holmes 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/11 2nd O/S
jjax 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

I led 1st and 3rd pitch

with alan
crombie 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Did P2, good neve

with jjax
srobison 15/Jan/11 Lead β

first winter climb, alot of soft snow

Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Brian Smith 84 ??/2011 Lead
with Jimmy Coates
andy wa ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 08/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 07/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with David Haygarth
Whitty2012 07/Feb/10 -

Moved Together

nigel pearson 06/Feb/10 2nd O/S

my first winter climb. there was some debate about which climb we did as it was total whiteout conditions.

with Mark, Robin
philw ??/2010 -
calumalien ?/Dec/09 Solo

Dificult Route Finding

Hidden 10/Mar/09 2nd
Dave Everett ?/Mar/09 AltLd
groovy_nut 13/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Disgustingly covered in horrible thawing powder. Climbed as a route to the top of the crag after climbing the Hidden Chimney Direct Start (Hidden Chimney itself had a group of 3 climbing it at the time)

with Chris
dave_tomlin ?/Feb/09 -
with Tom Evans
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden 17/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 17/Jan/09 Solo
with Adam
Hidden 16/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Jamie B 16/Jan/09 AltLd
w.pettet-smith ?/Jan/09 Lead

led alternate pitches with one axe-got a mean fist jam in at one point

with duncan the quiet american
rossn ??/2009 -
Hidden 09/Nov/08 -
freudy_love 29/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Jamie Murray
Hidden 29/Mar/08 Lead
rusty_nails 09/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Mess of Pottage NW face was plastered with snow. First real winter buttress. Great weather, great climb!

Danny Crump 31/Dec/07 2nd
Hidden 25/Nov/07 AltLd
Captain Solo 08/Mar/07 Solo
barophobe ?/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 20/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/07 AltLd
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Gman ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S

Moved together along whole of route.

with Eamon
abbeywall ?/Jan/05 AltLd
with K
speedymccreedy 31/Jan/04 2nd O/S

MRT: Thomas. First winter climb.

with RAF MRS
Hidden 17/Jan/04 Lead
djking1983 23/Feb/03 Lead
with Chris Valentine
akhughes ??/2003 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/02 2nd
orb ?/Jan/02 Lead G/U
with Phil Worgan
Tarquin ??/2002 -
roryifinlay ?/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
with Tony Bishopp
Tarquin ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Feb/99 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 24/Jan/99 Lead
with Tony Hemingway
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