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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter, Mid-Grade Scottish Winter, Chasing the Ephemeral.

Lamb 12/Jan AltLd G/U

Unexpected hook pop at bottom of chimney, feet landed back on turfy ledge. A bit gutting to lose the onsight. All good second go. Brilliant route and P1 is very safe if cracks are dry.

seanhendo123 12/Jan AltLd O/S

Great route, fits a lot in for 60m....lead 2nd pitch, harder steps interspersed with rests, generally good gear although cracks on my pitch were icy so cams were useless. Finished direct rather than stepping left at top bulge. First VI6, happy days

with Lamb
AmyG 20/Nov/16 2nd O/S
BrianShackleton 20/Nov/16 AltLd

A great route on a fine weekend in the northern curries. Pitch 1 myself, pitch 2 Robin. Nice piccies by Robin and Amy!

Dangerous Dave 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Nae bad, led pitch one.

peter.herd 11/Nov/16 AltLd

Quick hit in front of the approaching weather. Not horrendous on route but got pretty blasted on the way out.

with Murdo
John McKenna 10/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 10/Nov/16 AltLd G/U
with Richard Able, John McKenna
Richard Abel 10/Nov/16 AltLd
Hugh Simons 06/Nov/16 AltLd dnf

Very rhimed up for November, full on conditions! Intermittent snow and constant wind all day. Martin lead the first pitch which was great, I led the 2nd pitch almost to the top - I took the 'easy' (according to Scottish Winter Climbs) exit up the corner at the top instead of straight up the chimney as it looked very tricky being covered in a huge amount of rhime. The corner at the top was not easy! Sketchy slab with poor feet and no hooks, I was painfully close to topping out when my feet went, as I fell back the hex i'd placed got ripped out resulting in a 15 m fall to 10 m above the belay. Thank goodness I'd re-adjusted that cam some way below the hex! Retreat was then pretty obvious as it was getting late. Thankfully escaped with only a slightly sprained ankle. Absolutely gutted as I'd done almost the whole pitch, we came so close. I will return...

robertmichaeladams 06/Feb/16 AltLd

Icey cracks

with Fiona
hamish2016 15/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Tom Ripley
Craig Holden 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Jake Dowell
guy757 21/Feb/15 -
robpartridge 03/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Euan
Nick Wallis ??/2015 -
with Stan
alasdair19 ??/2015 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden 05/Nov/14 -
masa-alpin 23/Jan/14 2nd dog
with Ross
Scott Rankin 11/Jan/14 AltLd dnf

Completely buried and impossible to protect.

dj_brigham05 25/Nov/13 2nd O/S

Not enough pitches to get to lead anything :( great route! Great conditions!

with Craig, Thom Simmons
Hidden 25/Nov/13 Lead
stuart34 24/Nov/13 AltLd rpt

P2, very loose big boulder/block near top of P2 watch out

with Grame
machars 24/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and slabby corner above the wobbly block.

with Stu
Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd
Uisdean hawthorn 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
stuart34 10/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Climbed the chimney and fell off trying to mantel near the top of the pitch. gutted

with Grame
Stuart the postie 01/Mar/13 Lead
with Ian Dempster
Hidden 23/Feb/13 2nd
JRae 17/Feb/13 AltLd

P1. Amazing day, awesome climbing. Shed loads of hoar, pretty knackering but incredibly satisfying.

with Ben Silvestre, M Watson
al99 16/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1, epic, patch led pitch two which had loads of rime on and was slow going!

Hidden 16/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jan/13 AltLd
buzby78 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Never lead harder than grade IV before so got pretty knackered leading the first pitch, good lock off training though cleaning those iced up cracks!

with Libby
Tom Livingstone 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S


Dave Almond 16/Dec/12 AltLd
with Tom Livingstone
Andrew Sloan 11/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Tremendous route. The lefthand slab/crack finish was very tenuous due to lack of neve, just powder some hexes for this bit as I didn't!

with Dave Sharp
Hidden 28/Nov/12 AltLd
mike.moss 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Kirill 03/Nov/12 AltLd dog

Seconded P1 cleanly, led P2 where I went slightly off route, pumped out and had to rest a bit. Also made life harder for myself near the top by going straight up the off-width crack instead of stepping left. Got up it by the skin of my teeth. First route of the season and the first VI. Good conditions.

Hidden 04/Feb/12 AltLd
James S 31/Jan/12 AltLd

super hard work with an enormous amount of powder to clear from every inch of the route. done on borrowed tools, which had a nasty habit of getting the handles clogged up with ice! took one fall seconding the first pitch when a seemingly good hook popped and had to take one rest on gear leading the second pitch. probably a good climb under there somewhere!

with edvin
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd rpt
michael83 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch, though it doesn't get easier on the second

mux 23/Jan/12 -

BMC Winter Meet - Urban Novak

with Urban Novak
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
davesykes 22/Jan/12 2nd

Coops led pitch one Dave P2. Both coops and I seconded P 2 together - I balance out left on wobbly block which dropped off onto Si Frosts head the next day, his partner having trundled it.

with Dave Gerrard, coops
Hidden 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

1 cheeky move near the top of pitch 1. Great fun in the chimney!

with Tom Jumar
Andrew Wilson 08/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

led first pitch. brilliant route.

with Mark Schmude
adie84 ??/2012 -
geoff.comley 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Yes! Been wanting to do this for a while. Found the groove ok but then had 1ft thick powder to clear to get out of it. Awesome climb.

Hidden 04/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/11 AltLd
James Thacker 01/Dec/11 Lead
The old James turnbull ?/Dec/11 AltLd
with aiden
nvalentine760 27/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Amazing, First VI, Glad for the in situ gear, great climb!! :D

Hidden 26/Jan/11 2nd
alkira ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Pete Graham 13/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with James Monypenny
Hidden 10/Nov/10 AltLd
PaulCunningham ??/2010 -
Hidden 29/Nov/09 Lead O/S
david morse 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1, an excellent route

with Steve
stevebarratt 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Peter Rhodes 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Alan Dow
Hidden 29/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Greg Boswell 24/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with Euan Whittaker
Alasdair Fulton 04/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

It was definitely winter conditions....until halfway up the second pitch when it got warm and all melted!

Neil Adams 04/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Amazingly good conditions for the start of October. The thaw hit when Ally was half way up the top pitch, but we'd done the meat of the route by then.

with Ally F
robertporter 21/Dec/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
sgl 18/Nov/06 AltLd
with helena
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
nickdonohue ?/Apr/04 Lead


with Mark McCarthy
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Yourlead 05/Dec/01 2nd

Very sustained and climbed with verglas and finished in the dark

with Graham Penny
Dave Kerr ?/Jan/00 Lead
with Iain Sharpe
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 18/Nov/95 AltLd
with Nick Ashton
Hidden ?/Feb/95 2nd
pingora 20/Dec/94 Lead O/S
with Shaun R
Hidden ?/Mar/92 Lead
Malcolm Bass 30/Jan/50 AltLd O/S

Date inaccurate. I have no idea when it was.

with Dave McKinney, Andy Brown
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