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Ticklists: Scottish winter mountains with one axe..

CacCarnBeag 19/Jan -

Followed by the horseshoe munros.

with Xavier
Sidders 21/Apr/18 -

No snow so easy scramble.

Hidden 10/Apr/18 Solo
Chesh1892 18/Mar/18 Solo

Strong gusts, especially on summit - snowline from c. 550m; more technical steps generally snow free (more snow on final part before summit ridge)

dwc 12/Mar/18 Solo O/S
morsg 12/Mar/18 Solo
Mapleleaf 11/Mar/18 Lead
with James Orpwood
Hidden 08/Mar/18 Lead
jennym32 08/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Moved together with some direct belays and body belays.

jh1990 03/Mar/18 Solo O/S
with Dom Teichmann
Hidden ?/Mar/18 Solo
ClimbyMcClimbface 25/Feb/18 Solo
with a_m154
BradDodd 25/Feb/18 Solo
with a_m154
JessWilliams 25/Feb/18 Solo
with a_m154
a_m154 25/Feb/18 Solo

Easy conditions today- scrambling mainly snow free, ridge covered in compacted snow. Lovely day!!

SophieWalker 24/Feb/18 Solo

First winter ridge lead

with Geoff Pettitt, Adam Collins , Michael Bonallie
JonathanC 24/Feb/18 -

Ballachulish Horseshoe

biggianthead 24/Feb/18 Solo
with G
Michael Bonallie 24/Feb/18 Solo

As part of Ballachulish Horseshoe

with Katie Smith, Geoff Pettitt, Adam Collins, SophieWalker
Geoff Pettitt 24/Feb/18 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/18 AltLd
Philip Hawarden 20/Feb/18 -

Mostly bluebird, snow was getting sparse but fine for butt sliding the second ridge back down

with Doug, Jack, Jake, Storme England, Heather Osborne
Jake397 20/Feb/18 Solo
with Jack Clough, doug richardson, Storme
HannahC 20/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

Threw in a couple of pitches

Heather Osborne 20/Feb/18 Solo rpt
Storme 20/Feb/18 Solo
with Heather Osborne, Doug Richardson, Jake397
chris cockbain 19/Feb/18 Solo O/S
Tom Draude 19/Feb/18 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/18 Solo O/S
amccann 18/Feb/18 Solo O/S
Teappleby 18/Feb/18 Solo O/S

Bad connies so did this walk. Almost enjoyed walking!

adi_the_goat 18/Feb/18 2nd

Banks of snow - awesome views

Max Streeton 15/Feb/18 Solo

WMC club. Supervising,

Mackinclimb 13/Feb/18 Solo
HannahFrancis 13/Feb/18 Solo
Trace 13/Feb/18 Solo

Lots of snow and a cracking day out

samuellzc 11/Feb/18 Lead O/S
Ryan59 11/Feb/18 2nd
elclarko 11/Feb/18 Lead
with Ryan59
RobSimpson 10/Feb/18 Solo
Becky.Hodgson 10/Feb/18 -
Jenny Hall 10/Feb/18 2nd
with Louis
Hidden 10/Feb/18 Solo O/S
sam_owen41 07/Feb/18 AltLd
Garry_C 06/Feb/18 Solo
Kizzy 04/Feb/18 Solo
with odox
odox 04/Feb/18 Solo

Super nice day.

with Kizzy
Hidden 03/Feb/18 Solo
Jim Walton 03/Feb/18 Solo

First up for the day. Carried on round to Short Dhearg and then down it's North ridge. Fantastic day.

Si 01/Feb/18 Solo

With LLMRT crew

wi11 01/Feb/18 Solo O/S
Danm79 31/Jan/18 -
flying el burro 28/Jan/18 Lead

Wet and wild

bclifton 26/Jan/18 Lead O/S

I am surprised this only gets one star! I know it is fairly short and the difficulty is not sustained, but I thought this was a great outing with interest and great views through out - linked up with the ballachulish Horseshoe.

Rachael Paxton 26/Jan/18 2nd
mattfarr 25/Jan/18 Lead
with Hugh, Mike
flatlandrich76 22/Jan/18 AltLd
with Gregor
nicholsonharry 20/Jan/18 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 10/Jan/18 Solo
morsy 07/Jan/18 Solo
with peter berwick, gregor imrie
Pete23 07/Jan/18 Solo
Baggie 06/Jan/18 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/18 -
The9inger 01/Jan/18 Solo
James.houghton 01/Jan/18 Solo

Fantastic start to the year. Turf frozen above 700m. Axe and crampons used. Cloud lifted as we reached the summit.

with Ben
lo22 01/Jan/18 Solo
wnicholson 01/Jan/18 Solo O/S

Great day out. Fantastic route.

Steely12 01/Jan/18 Solo β

Great start to the year. Didn't take rope and rack although there were a couple of trickier sections where it may have been beneficial. Awesome winter scramble.

with Dan , lo22, Deema Mozayen
Hidden 01/Jan/18 Solo O/S
Heather Osborne 01/Jan/18 Lead O/S

New Years Day 2018 with LUMC - beautiful day.

Hidden ??/2018 -
Hidden 17/Dec/17 Solo
NullPointerEx17 26/Nov/17 Solo

Fresh powder snow, rock wasn't iced up, turf frozen, crampons not needed.

with Miles
arose 22/Mar/17 Lead
with Clients
eoinb 02/Mar/17 Lead

Fantastic route. Not much snow. Glad of the rope.

fredh ?/Mar/17 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/17 Lead
a_simecek 24/Feb/17 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/17 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/17 Solo
Phredd Smith 11/Feb/17 Solo
with gregorhogg, Mac
gregorhogg 11/Feb/17 Solo O/S

Route was in really good condition, the 'steps' had plenty of the hard stuff for axe placement etc. - a cracking day out!

with Ian McIntosh, Phredd Smith
Hidden 10/Feb/17 Solo
summerse 10/Feb/17 Solo

Good day out as part of the Horseshoe

richardsavill 29/Jan/17 Solo

first winter route of the season, not much ice mainly powdery snow, nice enough, fairly easy, nice to top out onto the ridge and continue to the top of sgorr dhearg.

sarahrowlands 29/Jan/17 Solo
RichardThorpe 20/Nov/16 Solo

Buried in powder, lots of excavation looking for holds. Brilliant day above the cloud made up for it.

Hidden 20/Nov/16 Solo
Ken Christie 19/Nov/16 Solo
watersah 06/Mar/16 AltLd

One particularly tricky step, glad we had the rope.

with Jas, Sean, Kevin
evanc77 ?/Mar/16 Solo dnf

High winds and not in great nick, saved for another day

Hidden 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/16 2nd
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Solo
keith hal 27/Feb/16 Solo

First time out in hills since Achilles tendon op in September.Done as part of Ballachulish horseshoe. Cracking day!!

with martin
martinh13 27/Feb/16 Solo
asmith37 27/Feb/16 Solo

One short section felt a bit exposed, wish I'd had a short rope.

with Matt Cooper, Stu McKinnon
tsl42 15/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with David Fountain
colin fagan 14/Feb/16 Solo
Mike Hale 13/Feb/16 Solo dnf

Snowy/Avalanchy conditions. Watched 2 other teams bail whilst we ascended Sgorr a'Choise

Hidden 11/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/16 -
steveg 09/Feb/16 Solo

Short roped section on top rope

with ncmc
tom_lewis89 07/Feb/16 -

Climbed in pretty full on condition as part of an intro to mountaineering course. Completed the ridge but traversed the horseshoe lower than the summit as the gusts were already knocking people off their feet. The plan was for the students (us) to pitch the climb but our guides (Tom and Andy from Hebridean Pursuits) thought better of it and put 4 of us on a short rope. (4 students to one guide). Cracking fun!

Trace 31/Jan/16 2nd

climbed lean today, broad, comfortable ridge with plenty of places for gear, rests and hands/feet. would be a great first lead as not too exposed.

BarneyLoosemore 21/Jan/16 AltLd
Jamie B 17/Jan/16 -

The rockfall has no impact on this route under snow.

with Ben Lairig York University party
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/16 AltLd
Xeriff217 16/Jan/16 -
Phill_ Thompson 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Lucy Prins
genghis76 16/Jan/16 -

David's birthday, soft and deep snow lent a bit of extra character.

with leonide
HairyBean 26/Feb/15 Lead
with Phil Maher
MartinN 26/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Nice snow conditions on the arrete with rock steps near the top having snow on the ledges and semi frozen turf. Moved together except for one step which we pitched. Very strong winds which got worse the higher we got. It was an effort getting to the summit of Sgorr Dhearg, almost got blown off our feet several times. Turned straight round at the summit and descended the north ridge. This route is described in the Cicerone Press guide as School House Ridge and marked as such on the BMC map.

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 26/Feb/15 -

Extremely blustery on summit. Steve had fun while roped!

with MartinN, Steve King
Stephen Halliday 24/Feb/15 Solo
with Badgers
Badgers 24/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/15 Solo O/S
gav 14/Feb/15 Solo

Only really snowy at the top

amaciejk 14/Feb/15 Solo
with gav
gilandcoop 04/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

On JSAT Winter Mountaineering Concentration

goatee ?/Feb/15 -
Hairbear75 31/Jan/15 -

Very windy, but enjoyable.

with Gemma Hope, Andy Hope
steveq 01/Mar/14 -
Louvet 16/Feb/14 -
with Tarquin
Tarquin 16/Feb/14 -
with Louvet
ear4mb 11/Feb/14 AltLd

Lots of new snow, plus windy conditions slowed us down a bit but an excellent afternoon out. Rock steps straightforward although new snow and drifting meant some insecurity and digging for good axe placements at times.

Stuart Hurworth 09/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed on a training course - moving together and using various types of belay, direct, body, Italian hitch and 'normal'. Fun and easy, but very windy at top and on descent ridge!

with Manchester Climbing Club
ralphio 09/Feb/14 Lead

Moved together over the rock steps. Not too difficult or exposed.

Tarquin 07/Feb/14 -
arose 30/Jan/14 Solo

Great fun - Alfie should remember his crampons next time though!

with Alfie Tipler, Miles Mconville
Howard J 12/Jan/14 Solo

AKA School House Ridge. Mostly fresh snow with patches of good neve. Mostly straightforward, Grade I/easy Grade II, except for one section which I was reluctant to tackle solo, so I followed a ledge leftwards and up a small gully on well-consolidated neve. Traces of old tracks showed I wasn't the only one to make this choice. An enjoyable and easily accessible route and seemed fairly safe from avalanche risk.

Flett ??/2014 -
dan_the_dingo 29/Mar/13 Solo
TizzyA 23/Feb/13 Solo
colenn 05/Jan/12 Solo
with eoin25
Hidden 14/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 22/Feb/11 Solo
with bobfish
Mark Collins 13/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
colin fagan 13/Mar/10 Solo

Cracking ridge walk/scramble with one or two interesting steps which were quite icy. Done this as part of ballachulish horseshoe.

halfaseesaw 07/Mar/10 Solo dnf

Thaw overnight stripped much of the snow, so the interesting bit was bare. Decided to err on the side of caution and turned back. However, superb views and a good day out anyway.

with yvonne, absolutebeginner
sgl0jd 06/Jan/10 -

Beautiful. Really alpine feel to it, especially the upper snow arete.

jdgaventa 04/Jan/10 Solo

as part of Ballachulish Horseshoe

with jacob, katy
mountainbagger 01/Jan/10 Solo

Great route (as found in the back of Dan Bailey's Scotland's Mountain Ridges in the list of routes he couldn't fit into the actual book!) in winter condition. Couple of tricky bits, one particularly (for a Grade I) as I got it all wrong and ended up precariously balanced, but got through it! Nobody else on it at the time, so really nice day. The walk up to summit of Sgorr Ban (so really this is Sgorr Ban's ENE Ridge, not Sgorr Dhearg's) was really nice and the ridge across to Sgorr Dhearg was delightful - one of the best days walking I've ever had. Went on to summit of Sgorr Dhonuill, but that was a bit less pleasant, though a great looking rocky top. Recommended if in condition, and I guess an easy scramble in the summer.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
Simon Caldwell 31/Dec/09 -

Difficulties short lived, but awkward and exposed while they lasted. Looked like we were the only ones who persevered, everyone behind us retreated and traversed to the north ridge (or off the mountain completely) - I must have made it look desperate!

with Lemming
steveb2006 06/Apr/08 Solo

Started out as a low level walk but end up doing this really nice snowy scramble up the ridge. No gear.

CathS 31/Dec/03 Solo O/S

The rock step felt more like Grade II than Grade I. Tricky and exposed. The rest of the ridge was very straightforward.

MikeLeeds 31/Dec/03 Solo
with CathS
Iain Thow 16/Dec/82 Solo
with Paul Sumbler, Mel Sumbler, Jane Henderson, John Tyler, Dave Bermingham, Kev Hobbs, Andy Sutton, Ian Burwood
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