120m, 5 pitches. Unsure of pitch one. Turfy ground leads leftward to the base of the big right facing corner on the rocky bulge in the centre of the face (beware of another near kick start). The second pitch follows this corner described as "a narrow ramp" in Scottish Winter Climbs. This leads to the right hand end of the traverse ledge. At the left hand end lies the steep third pitch straight up the corner, moving left to finish, just below a sitting room sized ledge. From the left and lower end of the big ledge move up on thin hooks to gain a slab and some gear (apparently), then trend right up steepening ground to the top.

G. Little and K. Howett 19/Jan/1991

Ticklists: Chasing the Ephemeral.

olekemi 18/Jan AltLd

Lot of snow on approach, and crag properly hoared up, though less ice in some of the cracks would have been nice. Small fall retrieving gear in one of the many, many tenuous positions. Pitches 2 and 4 build character, and we took one each. And then, where does that last pitch go...

with Jeremy M
oliverk 07/Jan AltLd dnf

We managed to get to the top of pitch 4, but retreated from here in 2 abseils as it had got dark. Verglassed and with almost no helpful snow and ice. Pitches 2 and 4 desperate

with Tim E
Dave Kerr 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Needs a better topo or description. Sounds like we went the same way as most folks but it doesn't tally with the topo in either SWC or AAatSH.

with Erick Baillot
French Erick 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

in very lean conditions to my taste, frozen but lacking in white on that corner pitch. Ended by a horrible slabby and bold finish that was very serious: VI because of the finish?

Andrew Wilson 24/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/13 AltLd
MonkeyDawson 09/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Lowered off an insitu hex about 10m from the top before abbing off. Amazing climbing but prob harder than the V,6 stated in the guide.

with Bob Foster
Stuart the postie ??/2010 -
with Gary Houston, Sam Burns
TobyA ?/Jan/96 Lead dnf

Backed off after taking a number of small falls off the ramp pitch. Account of first ascent describes ice on it, none when we tried!

with Ed
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