45m. A fine route, but has a poorly portected section. Start 3m left of the pillar
then climb up to the base of the arete, befor climbing it.

Andy Nisbet & Rick Allen May/1984

Ticklists: Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.


ClimberDateStyle
ian d f ?/Jun Lead O/S

The initial groove was poorly protected and, as you get increasing run-out, the holds become quite friable. Seemed dangerous and unpleasant to me, not at all recommended. Finished up The Pillar, which is, in contrast, worthy of its stars.

with Pete H
Hugh Simons 04/Apr Lead O/S

Bold in the top half, but there is some gear if you look for it. Equally as good as The Pillar in my opinion, and harder. Good line and great route.

mzchambers 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Amazing route!! Lead in one pitch

with Anne
annep 08/Jun/16 2nd
roryohm 07/Apr/16 -
with Graham
gforce 07/Apr/16 Lead

In the evening sunshine after doing the Liathach traverse in the afternoon.

masa-alpin 18/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Excellent route! Done in a pure style, following the arete. Enough gear was found.

Steve Perry 18/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Masa led it in one pitch. Exceptionally good, not as good as Pillar but still amazing.

with Masa
Alex@home 04/May/15 Lead dnf

Last route of the trip. Reasonable small wires followed by 5m of unprotected tenuous climbing to top of the initial groove led to some hollow and friable holds and no more gear. Eventually climbed a bit higher to find 2 unconvincing wires and more friable holds. Backed off to the rest at top of groove and decided it wasn't worth it so traversed into pillar and down climbed that instead

with The Doctor
harold walmsley 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Forced on to slab finish by the onset of rain, probably E1 like this.

with George Gilmore
Wicamoi 12/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Got lost and running out of time. Down-climbed. Onsight preserved.

with Will
sparbus 24/Aug/13 AltLd

Led pitch 2. Got no decent runners till virtually the top.

with dave porter
Andy Moles 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Iain Murray
Hidden 17/Jan/13 Lead
mshorter 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with erika + ry
Captain Solo 20/May/12 Lead

A bit hairy up the arete, done as single pitch.

with Heike
henwardian 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great line, almost as good as the pillar itself. 3 stars, works fine as single pitch.

with Fraser-with-the-beard
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Chad123 ??/1999 -
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/98 AltLd
Cassidy ?/Jun/97 2nd β
with David Cassidy
Dave Musgrove Jnr 12/Jun/96 2nd
with Glenn Henry, Nick Ashton
Hidden ?/May/95 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/93 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 29/May/93 Lead
with Malcolm Rowe
Hidden ??/1993 2nd
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