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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

peet 03/Jan Solo O/S

Snow just enough packable to support ones weight.

with Dominik
Francis Hardy 01/Jan Solo

Great Way to bring in the year with some beginners from the University of London Mountaineering Club. Very poor visibility resulted in an exciting approach with a fair amount of trial and error in finding the start of the route and a couple of exciting ice steps coming up the right side of the great slab. The top of the gulley was pretty lean and blocky with a grade two move round a chock stone. All in all an exciting day and a great first winter effort from Alex, Andrea, Becky and Xun.

with Andrea, Xun, Alex H, Becky, Tom S
davidsouthgate 18/Nov/17 Solo


BIain 18/Nov/17 Solo


Robertgiddy 18/Nov/17 Solo


with David, Iain
AliGilmour 12/Nov/17 Solo

In descent

Hidden 06/Nov/17 Solo
Stottys 30/Apr/17 Solo O/S

Finished after the vent was undo-able. Felt quite slushy.

Marl 02/Apr/17 Solo O/S

In descent

with Liam
Liam_T 02/Apr/17 Solo O/S

Descent from The Vent

with Marl
ChrisH89 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Just about the only route in the corries in condition.

Fiskavaig 29/Mar/17 Solo

Snow softer than yesterday, but climbable, the ice pitch was in great condition.

Hidden 29/Mar/17 Solo O/S
Magzhan 19/Mar/17 AltLd

Soft snow at the start and consolidated at the top

with Ben Rooney
Hidden 15/Mar/17 Solo
DavidWilby 03/Mar/17 Solo

Popped up this after falling and backing off the vent in lean conditions.

with Anna
Hidden 03/Mar/17 Solo
alpinist63 24/Feb/17 Solo
BoobyBaby 19/Feb/17 2nd
with Diccon Proctor
Cuillin Calling 19/Feb/17 Lead

Soft snow. Bucket steps. Thaw continuing.

Flett ?/Feb/17 -
Hidden 21/Jan/17 Solo
joe king 21/Jan/17 Solo

Nice Ice section, then a "mixed" section

with steveP
steveP 21/Jan/17 Solo
Hidden 07/Jan/17 Solo
JFT 07/Jan/17 Solo O/S

Lean but well consolidated in gully. Approach from the right of the great slab gave some fun climbing. 2 pitches on the approach then solo of the actual route!

with Hayden
boyson 05/Jan/17 AltLd
flanyolo 02/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Tricky traverse in powder to reach the route. In lean conditions, at least grade II. Water ice with neve higher up.

graemew ??/2017 -
jgardiner 04/Dec/16 Solo
Ice Spider 04/Dec/16 Solo

Pretty lean. Rock step midway. Solid neve.

Hidden 30/Nov/16 Solo
MSchobitz 14/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Teappleby 14/Feb/16 Solo rpt

Plan had been hoarmaster but Lochain, was an avalanchey nightmare, so the already low levels of psyched soon disappeared with this and the spindrift. Did this, which was a mess and then came down ficail ridge after some scary total whiteout nav. But of a wasted day, but keen to get back to the hoarmaster soon!

Ian Campbell 11/Feb/16 Solo
ndm 04/Feb/16 AltLd
yarrow 01/Jan/16 Solo rpt

To leave after things turned a bit melty.

with Alice M, Jake Lodge
Hidden ??/2016 -
Harry Ellis 31/Dec/15 -

Descended, good neve

thetradlad 31/Dec/15 Solo
yarrow 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Jake Lodge, Alice M
Robertgiddy 12/Dec/15 Solo


liamando 12/Dec/15 Solo O/S

Descent, my confidence grows!

RoscoJB 30/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 29/Mar/15 Solo


grady_9 22/Mar/15 -
drsdave 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S

really steep approach adding to the seriousness then a straightforward ascent on rock hard neve. Top out no dramas.

alexm198 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S

In descent

joe.91 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Alex
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Solo
MSchobitz 21/Feb/15 Solo

Twice as decent.

Teappleby 21/Feb/15 Solo rpt

descent off Y branch gully

Teappleby 21/Feb/15 Solo O/S

descent off Savage Slit.

Hidden 19/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
DerwentDiluted 12/Feb/15 Solo
with Chris B
Stuart Hurworth 08/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Found this harder than Aladdins Couloir and more sustained and strenuous than Jacobs Ladder - having said that was probably tired as it was the end of the weekend and you've got to climb up the side of the slab first to get there! Good snow ice all the way, some water ice near at the bottom. Found the boldest part was getting to the start!

Captain America 07/Jan/15 Solo
Hidden 06/Jan/15 Solo
Knut 06/Jan/15 AltLd rpt

Actually pretty nice ice/neve this time.

Hidden 06/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Johannes Petersen 04/Jan/15 Lead

Nice but thin, one or two short grade II icy steps. No cornice. Plenty rock gear along the way.

with Jane Russell, Anne-Marie Nuttall
JamieGreig 03/Jan/15 Solo
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Steven Carter ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Jan/14 Solo
tomwheeler 16/Dec/13 Solo
GuitarGenius92 16/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Fun day out, checking snow conditions.

Dave 88 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S

First route of the winter! Not very banked out and a bit icy, so a tricky step at half way. Just happy to be out in November.

Hidden 06/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Solo
ollylegg 21/Feb/13 AltLd
GlennWatson 20/Feb/13 Solo
lou_rankine ?/Feb/13 -
jandyd05 31/Jan/13 Solo
buzby78 27/Jan/13 Solo
with McGeek
eaf4 15/Jan/13 2nd
John-Paul 13/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Great first ice climb! Approach just as necky!

luckyjim 13/Jan/13 Solo
SamP88 13/Jan/13 Solo

Great first ever gully, singles axes only

with JP
kitkat78 13/Jan/13 2nd

Soloed approach. Seconded climb after scaring myself on the approach!

with SteveM
SteveM 13/Jan/13 Lead
with Kat
Hidden 12/Jan/13 Solo
Clevelandclimber 12/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 11/Jan/13 2nd rpt
BallsOfSteel 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 11/Jan/13 AltLd
Clevelandclimber 11/Jan/13 Solo
mksmith35 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S


MarkRoe 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S


with Smithy
Harry Shuell 10/Jan/13 Solo
aljones91 10/Jan/13 Solo
fweatherall1 08/Jan/13 Solo
with james
joermann 08/Jan/13 Solo
glenngordon 06/Jan/13 Solo

winter skills refresher

with bomber harris
henbot 04/Jan/13 2nd
with Ben Bradford
ChiefKahuna 16/Dec/12 -
ElliotGough 16/Dec/12 -
Gawyllie 11/Nov/12 Lead

very thin and icy, rock step in middle. nice start to the winter

with john meechan
Hidden 29/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/12 -
Hidden 05/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
whispering nic 25/Feb/12 Lead

Two fun ice pitches at start due to lean conditions

terrymccall 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with andy mchinnon
Hidden 12/Feb/12 -
Dan Lane 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S

The start of a good walk over Macdui and Cairngorm.

with Paul Justin
Sam Ash 12/Feb/12 Solo
JHiley 12/Feb/12 Solo
tompilgrem 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Heading for milky way but wasn't in so did this. Nice route.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 11/Feb/12 Solo

Pleasant route- descended down Goat Track and then did Goat Track Gully.

with Tom
hedgehog_john 10/Feb/12 Solo

no problems, good first solo. Decent snow cover all the way.

Dan_Staff 02/Feb/12 Lead

Moved together. Brittle ice at the bottom and loose powder at the top!

with Simon Brown, Simon Hall
cymjt ?/Feb/12 -
Mr__Savory 30/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Limited visibility and very windy which made my first winter scramble a little scary!

guy757 24/Jan/12 Solo
Ellie79 16/Jan/12 2nd
with George Mac
Andy Moles 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with -
mikecollins 15/Jan/12 -
Hidden 15/Jan/12 -
hcooper 14/Jan/12 Lead

Took left-hand branch up steeper & icier route, all in good condition, but variation made it at least a hard grade II. Amazing weather!

Jen80 14/Jan/12 -

Great conditions. Took the left branch, steep and icey at the top.

with Cooper
jason 14/Jan/12 Solo
with mike
hedgehog77 08/Jan/12 -


TCarrick 03/Jan/12 Lead O/S

5 Man alpine style. Kept everyone moving in the lovely gales. Bit of swimming most of the way thought.

with HVSmith
Webster 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

soloed up into it then moved together as a 5, me at the back. good alpine ice at the top, but the rest was unstable powder.

Clay C 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Our route didn't look in condition and we didn't fancy traversing the avalanche prone slopes anymore, so we escaped up this.

with Harry K
waiting for snow ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
mwat ??/2012 -
Rosie Henstock 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
daWalt 30/Dec/11 -
with dwhaley, Lisa
moorsy88 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Done Steck style

with Nathan Ling
David Weston 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

First Winter Climb, not much snow.

steve1rc 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Nick Humphries
TGreen 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
melonmike 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Good fun

with Josh, Mat
nathan.ling 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
James_L88 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/11 -
Mr G 04/Dec/11 Solo O/S
chapmand 06/Mar/11 Solo
with Martin
CacCarnBeag 06/Mar/11 Solo


with Steve, Andy Ruck, Tom Stork
johannes 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S


Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Tdavy01 05/Mar/11 Solo


Tarquin 02/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Jim Gaffney 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Andy DB 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Will C
Jimmy O 30/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Jan/11 Solo
Ben Oldham ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
lisafer ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
rossn ??/2011 AltLd
with Nick Bryan
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
jambstew 12/Dec/10 -

Beautiful day, misty but a great straightforward couloir with a rewarding view upon topping out.

NickBrown 21/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Susan
Susanj21 21/Nov/10 Solo
michael83 29/Mar/10 Solo

used as a descent

andrew.eastland 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Keith Rutherford
mistertees 23/Mar/10 Solo rpt

Good conditions underfoot, hard neve. A bit windy at the top though!

Hidden 07/Mar/10 Solo
wadh1720 11/Feb/10 Solo O/S

First grade I gully. Great location and weather.

with Joel A, Andrew A, Daniel C, James K, Nick A
da_cox 10/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Mist cleared away to reveal a superb climb.

with Andrew Ashley, Nick Ashley, James Kniffen, Joel Aston, Simon Cox
mistertees 25/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead
Somerset swede basher 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Wow, fully complete in the middle of June! A little sugary but good fun.

Ross L 19/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
cooper leek 01/Mar/09 Solo
with donk
donkster 01/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with dennis
kevburr 28/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Angie Lester 21/Feb/09 -
with Paul Lester
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Solo rpt
Skinny Kin 19/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Pretty steep for a grade I to go down especially.

with Rich Pow
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Solo O/S
d80f0u ?/Feb/09 Lead

Done after backing off the Vent!

with Alex
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Solo
njlyons 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with martin l
Jack_Lewin 14/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Roped Solo

with lewk_c
ellpeecee 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S
danleyden 02/Jan/09 AltLd
with Peter Skan
Zoomer 02/Jan/09 Solo

Roped solo leading the missus. Very busy but excellent conditions.

Jules 210681 02/Jan/09 Solo
Katie Marshall 02/Jan/09 AltLd
with Helen Dale, Dan
dsh 02/Jan/09 2nd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2009 -
Jamie Simpson ??/2009 -
bridget143 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Clough
D.Russell 28/Dec/08 Solo
with Adam
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Lead
keith hal 28/Dec/08 Lead
with Ian Cadman
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
fhyndoh 22/Dec/08 -

moved together.

with Dave Beynon his mate steve
Hidden 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Steve Hill 22/Dec/08 2nd O/S

Moved together with three of us on a rope

with Fhyndoh, David Beynon
JdotP 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S

We moved together.

with David Byrne, Chris Banks
tweedcore 14/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Josh Thomas
Storm Hunter ?/Dec/08 Solo

Soloed Roped

Hidden 17/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Jamie Johnston 19/May/08 Solo

Done in descent - on ski

stev1e.wilso 31/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Tom, Dylan
bigbadbob12345 31/Mar/08 -
Alastair MacSween 08/Mar/08 Solo
PanzerHanzler 07/Mar/08 Solo O/S
david0811 07/Mar/08 Lead

In descent

with Locky, Mark Reid
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo
djking1983 19/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
DavPk 16/Feb/08 Lead

Took sporting exit to far left.

with Catherine Pearks
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 2nd O/S
kevlad ?/Feb/08 Lead
with ray harron
Mark A Humphries 30/Jan/08 Solo O/S

Used as descent route

with Frank Theis
will6459 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Greg Nunn
christine1988 ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dowse
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd
Neil D ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
adw07 ??/2008 Solo
frecro ??/2008 Solo
andymoin 23/Dec/07 Solo O/S


with ollie
Hidden 19/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 19/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Moved together from my lead to then Graeme's.

gb83 18/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Moved together, hard for grade-more like grade II due to Ice but great fun

with m.sakano
Hidden 17/Dec/07 Solo
Hidden 15/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
tebs 09/Dec/07 Solo O/S
with Sci
barney_edin 03/Dec/07 Solo
with Richard K
akhughes ?/Dec/07 Solo

in descent

with Steptoe
ShaneHoubart ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Mark Walter ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
rusty_nails 12/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Nick Carter, Dave Pacione
tobydunford 20/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead
Darrell Read 17/Feb/07 -
with Michael Maben
Jamie Light 17/Feb/07 -
Al Davidson 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Nice introductory route - great expanses of neve to get into a good rhythm, convenient belay points and a cunning sidestep of the big cornice at the top.

with Lisa Woo
Hidden ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Alexander123 05/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with John, Alan
Andy Barwell ?/Jan/07 Lead
with Stuart Ward
tom_1985 ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with Jaq
robertporter ?/Jan/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Jon Wickham 30/Dec/06 AltLd β
with Natasha
Martin Thompson ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Mark
overexposure 25/Nov/06 Solo O/S

Ice Axe arrest practice on descent of Fiacaill Ridge

with LB
aged_ape ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with LM
rob k 26/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with M Wicks
Jon Wickham 24/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Oliver Bennet
mikecopp 07/Jan/06 Solo
Si dH 06/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with Tom Lambert
mjw 05/Jan/06 Lead
with SH
overexposure 04/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

en-route to Ben Macdui

with CH, KM, LB
richiegarside ?/Jan/06 -
with Harry Ellis
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Birdie 31/Dec/05 2nd
with Sue Belsham
SteveM 29/Dec/05 AltLd
with Tobs
Tobias at Home 29/Dec/05 AltLd

avalanched offfrom party above knocking down cornice + wind slab.

with SteveM
DavPk 24/Dec/05 Solo

Very thin conditions with some ice and bullet proof snow.

with Catherine Pearks
Alpandy ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Matt Owen
Hidden 03/Jan/05 Solo O/S
al99 ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with James Byrne
Tim W 30/Dec/04 Lead O/S

Not very icey

Yourlead 20/Nov/04 Solo
with Graham Penny
Captain Solo 27/Mar/04 Solo
Howard J 06/Mar/04 Solo
Different Steve ?/Mar/04 Solo O/S

Scary and II/III through the optional icy bulges!

Elastic Jones 12/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
with Malister (Clark)
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Solo
Marq 25/Jan/04 Solo O/S
with Martin P
icescrew ?/Jan/04 Lead
with Trevor
nickdonohue ?/Jan/04 Solo
with Mark McCarthy
Ross Barnes ?/Jan/04 Solo
rossn ??/2004 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
mikeyjbs 31/Dec/03 Solo O/S
sam coward ?/Apr/03 Solo
with Mike and Lisyane
Yourlead 30/Mar/03 AltLd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 17/Mar/03 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/03 -
joe king ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
Dirk Wallis ?/Apr/02 Solo
with Graham + Peet
Yourlead 05/Dec/01 Solo

Had to rap part in the dark due to snow conditions

with Graham Penny
Yourlead 16/Apr/01 Solo
with Raymond Simpson
steveP ?/Mar/01 Solo
with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham
jgordon75 ??/2001 Solo
niall_mac ?/Nov/00 Solo

set off avalanche on the way down

Hidden ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
BenTiffin ?/Dec/99 Solo
with Bob Lott, Andrew Tiffin
Hidden 16/Apr/99 -
Stuart Macfarlane 28/Mar/99 Solo
with Roddy
EllieWoods 14/Feb/99 Solo O/S
with Iestyn
abbeywall ?/Jan/99 Solo
with K
Hidden ?/Mar/98 Solo
michaelb1 ?/Mar/98 AltLd
with Robert Durkin
Andy Say 24/Jan/98 Solo
tompercy ?/Jan/98 Solo
tallthinmonkey 16/Feb/97 2nd O/S
with Ewan Paterson
Hidden 01/Jan/97 -
Yourlead 02/Mar/96 Solo
with Graham Penny
Yourlead 01/Feb/96 Solo
with Graham Penny
OMSKB 01/Mar/92 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/91 Solo
Yourlead 07/Apr/90 AltLd
with Kevin
John Marsland 21/Feb/88 Solo
Mickdenali 18/Feb/88 Lead O/S
mark-abz 17/Feb/88 Solo
with Andy W
surfbish ?/Feb/88 Lead O/S
roncaves 12/Jan/85 -

EUMC trip - tough walking in deep snow, skiing looked a lot easier. Maybe I should give that a go ;)

Hidden 26/Feb/84 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/84 -
Tony Prendergast ?/Mar/83 -
with Chris Foster
Hidden ??/1983 -
Hidden ??/1982 Solo
alan.rodger ?/Jan/80 Solo
with johnny morton
Paul Clarke ??/1976 -
with FMC
Peter Main 06/Feb/75 Lead

Conditions a little soft with crux moves quite hard

with Robin Andrews
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/70 Solo
with Dick Curtis
uphillnow ?/Feb/64 Solo
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