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LucaC 31 Mar AltLd O/S An exciting IV 3 with end of season conditions. Loved the 10 degree overhanging 20m frozen snow ice cornice pitch at the top.
with Nicky
An exciting IV 3 with end of season conditions. Loved the 10 degree overhanging 20m frozen snow ice cornice pitch at the top.
with Nicky
Kevin_Daniel_Garvey 29 Mar Lead O/S Fine
with Cloughy
Fine
with Cloughy
Hidden 24 Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 24 Mar TR RP
joe.wahab 19 Feb 2nd O/S Kept soloing up and it just kept getting steeper...Pav eventually found a belay of sorts and chucked a rope down to me. He lead up easy but sustained hard snow for one pitch to a good belay follwed by another pitch (with a record breaking 2 pieces of gear, 0.75 friend and small hex) which ended up climbing steep soft cornice, to a solid plateau belay. Amazing day out shared with Georgie, Leanne and Robyn who climbed at the same time as us on a different rope.
with Pawel
Kept soloing up and it just kept getting steeper...Pav eventually found a belay of sorts and chucked a rope down to me. He lead up easy but sustained hard snow for one pitch to a good belay follwed by another pitch (with a record breaking 2 pieces of gear, 0.75 friend and small hex) which ended up climbing steep soft cornice, to a solid plateau belay. Amazing day out shared with Georgie, Leanne and Robyn who climbed at the same time as us on a different rope.
with Pawel
Tatarek 19 Feb Lead
with Joe Wahab
with Joe Wahab
steveshaking 16 Feb - Tony led P1 and P2. Good work. Conditions not good. Made it feel many times harder than grade 2. Especially the second half with insecure wet powder. Never the less great to climb something this weekend and I can see why it gets its stars.
Tony led P1 and P2. Good work. Conditions not good. Made it feel many times harder than grade 2. Especially the second half with insecure wet powder. Never the less great to climb something this weekend and I can see why it gets its stars.
Andrew Lodge 16 Feb AltLd O/S Tony led the first pitch and I led the second, swimming upwards through insecure powder felt much harder than grade II. Sadly the only thing we got done over the weekend.
with steveshaking, Tony
Tony led the first pitch and I led the second, swimming upwards through insecure powder felt much harder than grade II. Sadly the only thing we got done over the weekend.
with steveshaking, Tony
Tony Ryland 16 Feb AltLd Led first pitch Very soft snow to swim through at the top
with Steve Barby, Andrew Lodge
Led first pitch Very soft snow to swim through at the top
with Steve Barby, Andrew Lodge
Hidden 31 Jan Solo O/S
peter.herd 31 Jan Lead
malone 31 Jan AltLd
Hidden 5 Jan Lead O/S
Rory89 5 Jan Lead
matt_batchelor 4 Jan 2nd rpt
Green_t 4 Jan 2nd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 4 Jan Lead O/S Thiiiiiin!
with Green_t
Thiiiiiin!
with Green_t
MJTheobald97 3 Jan AltLd O/S
JamesLamont 3 Jan 2nd Very hard for the grade given the thin ice and hard neve
with Dave Slade
Very hard for the grade given the thin ice and hard neve
with Dave Slade
JonLongshanks 3 Jan AltLd O/S Insecure mixed climbing for the 1st pitch. A couple of heart in mouth moments but thankfully found a few decent nuts... Utter joy upon swinging into solid neve at top of crux. At least as hard as any IIIs I've led. Top pitch led by Matt pleasant.
Insecure mixed climbing for the 1st pitch. A couple of heart in mouth moments but thankfully found a few decent nuts... Utter joy upon swinging into solid neve at top of crux. At least as hard as any IIIs I've led. Top pitch led by Matt pleasant.
matt_batchelor 2 Jan 2nd O/S
Ceridwen 2 Jan AltLd
with Matt, Mark
with Matt, Mark
Liam_T 15 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S Windy! Great route with a bold top-out.
with Andy Bonham
Windy! Great route with a bold top-out.
with Andy Bonham
Davs 4 Dec, 2018 2nd O/S
with Tom M
with Tom M
GermanAlex 23 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S Approached from the right, serious fractures on the great slab (avalanche risk). Generally in great condition, except for surface ice in top 30m (does not reliably support weight, hard to bash away). Overcoming cornice was spicy. Belayed Dan, Harriet, Emma and Caroline up, latter 2 needed hauling. Walked off in stormy darkness.
Approached from the right, serious fractures on the great slab (avalanche risk). Generally in great condition, except for surface ice in top 30m (does not reliably support weight, hard to bash away). Overcoming cornice was spicy. Belayed Dan, Harriet, Emma and Caroline up, latter 2 needed hauling. Walked off in stormy darkness.
peater 4 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S Snow just enough packable, virtually no ice underneath it and turf was 'alright'. Rather necky :)
with Dominik
Snow just enough packable, virtually no ice underneath it and turf was 'alright'. Rather necky :)
with Dominik
kempy7 ??, 2018 -
Small and weak 25 Nov, 2017 AltLd Nice little climb. Too cold and windy for grade 6 heroics, and failed on Y gully left hand. It seems there should have been an icicle!
Nice little climb. Too cold and windy for grade 6 heroics, and failed on Y gully left hand. It seems there should have been an icicle!
Whorlhill 25 Nov, 2017 AltLd
whitehouse_rhys 29 Oct, 2017 Lead Lead pitches 1 and 2. A little out of condition but initial layer of turf frozen and rhime building. Good day out after heading for a summer ascent of savage slit
Lead pitches 1 and 2. A little out of condition but initial layer of turf frozen and rhime building. Good day out after heading for a summer ascent of savage slit
furbrow 1 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Autumnal conditions - a lot of insecure mixed climbing - best avoided until it fills up with snow.
with Bruce McC
Autumnal conditions - a lot of insecure mixed climbing - best avoided until it fills up with snow.
with Bruce McC
Bones [:B 24 Jan, 2017 2nd
guy127917 24 Jan, 2017 2nd
Hidden 17 Jan, 2017 Lead
Seán McLoughlin 16 Jan, 2017 2nd
with Sam Hughes, Hugh Irving
with Sam Hughes, Hugh Irving
Hugh Irving 16 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
davkeo 6 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S Crag melting but enough ice on this to make it worthwhile. Annis first winter route
Crag melting but enough ice on this to make it worthwhile. Annis first winter route
Hidden 6 Jan, 2017 2nd dog
DaveThexton 5 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
with Stacey, Jenn_Stretton
with Stacey, Jenn_Stretton
Jenn_Stretton 5 Jan, 2017 AltLd
graemew ??, 2017 -
graemew ??, 2017 -
graemew ??, 2017 -
MSchobitz 19 Nov, 2016 Solo rpt To get onto the plateau. Felt like Mam Tor in the Peak after one snowfall...
To get onto the plateau. Felt like Mam Tor in the Peak after one snowfall...
pete1993 19 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S ha, no, horribly out of condition, tough for the grade and terrifying
ha, no, horribly out of condition, tough for the grade and terrifying
Matt Harmon 19 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S led P1, not currently in grade 2 condition
led P1, not currently in grade 2 condition
Grace Ford 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Benjamin Mitchell 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Grace Ford, Chris Kemp
with Grace Ford, Chris Kemp
HimTiggins ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
Hidden 3 Dec, 2015 Solo
alexm198 21 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 21 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Mihkel 27 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S As an exit route onto plateau. Actually climbed mixed ground to right of Y Gully Right Branch at about III.
with Oli Lewis
As an exit route onto plateau. Actually climbed mixed ground to right of Y Gully Right Branch at about III.
with Oli Lewis
MSchobitz 21 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S Because it looks class. Bomber névé!
Because it looks class. Bomber névé!
Teappleby 21 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S fun, vertical at the top, but no actual cornice.
fun, vertical at the top, but no actual cornice.
Hidden 4 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
kbow265 ??, 2015 -
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Solo
Hidden 26 Dec, 2014 Solo
saintlade ??, 2014 -
Si ??, 2014 -
GlennWatson 20 Feb, 2013 Solo
lou_rankine ?Feb, 2013 -
Stewart Armstrong ??, 2013 AltLd
with Paul Gale, david wall
with Paul Gale, david wall
LesserTrochanter 18 Dec, 2012 2nd Rather exciting due to a lack of gear. Epic cornice!
Rather exciting due to a lack of gear. Epic cornice!
Chris Banks 18 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S Very bold, zero gear, and quite a cornice to bash through, but not hard climbing. Fun!
with Greg Lusted
Very bold, zero gear, and quite a cornice to bash through, but not hard climbing. Fun!
with Greg Lusted
Robertgiddy 22 Apr, 2012 Lead
Ben Hollands 11 Mar, 2012 - Not in condition but top third and approach provided some descent climbing
with Dan the man, Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson
Not in condition but top third and approach provided some descent climbing
with Dan the man, Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson
Hewitt 25 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
Alan.rodger 25 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with morsg
with morsg
Liam Martin 25 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S thin snow cover in the middle but plenty of ice. felt a little harder than a II.
with Hewitt
thin snow cover in the middle but plenty of ice. felt a little harder than a II.
with Hewitt
morsg 25 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Harry Holmes 5 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S Lots of poor snow at the top made things abit interesting. Good ice to pull over the cornice though
with Joanna
Lots of poor snow at the top made things abit interesting. Good ice to pull over the cornice though
with Joanna
horsefeathers 5 Feb, 2012 Solo
with Harry
with Harry
chambers.je ?Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jan, 2012 -
roberts1234567890 23 Jan, 2012 AltLd
simonvand 23 Jan, 2012 AltLd
DaveMo 22 Jan, 2012 2nd Made good progress on the neve on the approach and on the last pitch. Not much snow around so the climb was hard with a steep mixed section in the middle which Joe lead. Took a tumble on second myself which I'm blaming on having only one axe.
with Stew Butler
Made good progress on the neve on the approach and on the last pitch. Not much snow around so the climb was hard with a steep mixed section in the middle which Joe lead. Took a tumble on second myself which I'm blaming on having only one axe.
with Stew Butler
jon59 18 Jan, 2012 AltLd Great conditions nice route
Great conditions nice route
Hidden 16 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Kirill 16 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Darrell Read 15 Jan, 2012 Lead
with cpt_si
with cpt_si
suess 15 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 15 Jan, 2012 2nd
Koon 14 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S Excellent condition with a nice ice pitch. We started quite high up and lead it in two pitches. First ice pitch was lovely. Head wall has excellent neve. I lead both pitches. Weather was excellent.
with Mhairi martin
Excellent condition with a nice ice pitch. We started quite high up and lead it in two pitches. First ice pitch was lovely. Head wall has excellent neve. I lead both pitches. Weather was excellent.
with Mhairi martin
redshapedfriday 9 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S
Leonie 8 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S Very steep at the top, quite an exciting route considering we thought we were on a grade I...
with Graham, Dave, Ice Axe Arrest
Very steep at the top, quite an exciting route considering we thought we were on a grade I...
with Graham, Dave, Ice Axe Arrest
Hidden ??, 2012 -
PAJames ??, 2012 -
steve1rc 30 Dec, 2011 Solo O/S
with Nick Humphries
with Nick Humphries
Hidden 11 Dec, 2011 Solo O/S
t_stork 6 Mar, 2011 Solo
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Lead
SWalls 6 Mar, 2011 Lead
with plummet
with plummet
JdotP 29 Jan, 2011 Solo rpt
with Ondrej Mandula
with Ondrej Mandula
abbeywall 28 Jan, 2011 AltLd
with K
with K
HIGHTOWER 27 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S Straight-forward climbing, but gear and belays very difficult to find.
with Steve Wilcox
Straight-forward climbing, but gear and belays very difficult to find.
with Steve Wilcox
Hidden 26 Jan, 2011 Solo dnf
Hidden 23 Jan, 2011 AltLd dnf
skip222222 3 Jan, 2011 AltLd dnf
with tsl42
with tsl42
tsl42 ?Jan, 2011 AltLd dnf Didn't quite grasp about winter gear in powdered conditions. Too much for first day in winter for us. Backed off (tiring to do so) maybe should have kept going.
Didn't quite grasp about winter gear in powdered conditions. Too much for first day in winter for us. Backed off (tiring to do so) maybe should have kept going.
Hidden ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
rossn ??, 2011 AltLd
with Nick Bryan
with Nick Bryan
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
adie84 ??, 2011 -
Hidden 13 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
Alasdair Fulton 13 Dec, 2009 AltLd
with Mark Harrison, Paul Crowther
with Mark Harrison, Paul Crowther
JdotP 8 Nov, 2009 Solo rpt
with Joe Larner, Krzysztof Gorgolewski
with Joe Larner, Krzysztof Gorgolewski
Hidden 8 Nov, 2009 Solo
Hidden 8 Nov, 2009 Solo O/S
frankcp87 1 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S first Scottish winter route! :-)
with Doug Smith
first Scottish winter route! :-)
with Doug Smith
cooper leek 1 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with mudway
with mudway
donkster 1 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with dennis
with dennis
martin one 27 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S main ice pitch lead
with Barry H &Patrick
main ice pitch lead
with Barry H &Patrick
Neil McA 25 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Irish John
with Irish John
Hidden 24 Feb, 2009 Solo
Maarten2 21 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Martin S, Andy F
with Martin S, Andy F
Smudge03 20 Feb, 2009 Solo O/S
with Bram
with Bram
Smudge03 20 Feb, 2009 Solo rpt
with Bram
with Bram
Bram 20 Feb, 2009 Solo
The_Boy_ODwyer 8 Jan, 2009 2nd O/S long week, was knackered by here, couldn't face the lead
with Jonny and Boris
long week, was knackered by here, couldn't face the lead
with Jonny and Boris
BorisVBlade 8 Jan, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S
nicjbuk 7 Jan, 2009 AltLd
Kyuzo 4 Jan, 2009 Solo
danleyden 3 Jan, 2009 AltLd
with Peter Skan
with Peter Skan
neilmackie 3 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S tommy led p1 (up to the turn in the gully). I led p2 (from the turn to the top).
with TomBull
tommy led p1 (up to the turn in the gully). I led p2 (from the turn to the top).
with TomBull
Chris wilson 1 Jan, 2009 AltLd
with Allan
with Allan
timmy-ts ??, 2009 -
andrewb ??, 2009 -
Jamie Simpson - Alpine Dragons ??, 2009 -
Hidden 27 Dec, 2008 -
nige pacer ?Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
djking1983 19 Feb, 2008 Solo
Gman 18 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S Steady grade II ice with an awful topout on vertical sugary snow.
with Carl
Steady grade II ice with an awful topout on vertical sugary snow.
with Carl
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 12 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S First ice-climbing for Neil.
with Neil H
First ice-climbing for Neil.
with Neil H
Hidden 11 Feb, 2008 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
innes ??, 2008 Lead
CurlyStevo ??, 2008 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 30 Dec, 2007 AltLd
with Graham Hunter
with Graham Hunter
Cardi 20 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S Some nice ice on 1st pitch
with Sarah Joyce
Some nice ice on 1st pitch
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 19 Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S
CarolineH 19 Dec, 2007 2nd
with Doug and Neil
with Doug and Neil
mr rob 18 Dec, 2007 -
JdotP 17 Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
with Bike Bore
with Bike Bore
Karl Wooffindin 16 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S Did a direct finish to this route up the rock and vertical ice, IV ??
with Guy Smith
Did a direct finish to this route up the rock and vertical ice, IV ??
with Guy Smith
Hidden 16 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S
robertporter 16 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S
Ross Barnes 17 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with Malcolm A
with Malcolm A
andymoin 18 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S Big cornice.
Big cornice.
Neil Mackenzie 18 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S tasty cornice lead.... climbed along with 3 other parties :-(
tasty cornice lead.... climbed along with 3 other parties :-(
DanHB ?Feb, 2007 AltLd
nickstephens ?Feb, 2007 AltLd
with Dan Haberson-Butcher
with Dan Haberson-Butcher
michaelb1 ?Feb, 2007 Lead
with A Kenny
with A Kenny
mike.moss ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
Jonny M 28 Dec, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Dec, 2006 2nd
GiveHerHelen 28 Dec, 2006 2nd O/S
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
Fraser Hughes 23 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S Mostly bomber neve, an interesting powder fluting cutting across at half height.
Mostly bomber neve, an interesting powder fluting cutting across at half height.
Captain Solo 16 Apr, 2006 Solo
jazzyjackson 5 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S After failing on an unformed Y gully left branch ( tried variation and had an entertaining time of it ! ) we did right branch. Some great ice today with ice screw placements. Straight forward frontpointing with no interesting moves.
After failing on an unformed Y gully left branch ( tried variation and had an entertaining time of it ! ) we did right branch. Some great ice today with ice screw placements. Straight forward frontpointing with no interesting moves.
Hidden 4 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
rob k 4 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
with M Wicks
with M Wicks
Hidden 1 Feb, 2006 2nd
Hidden 1 Feb, 2006 Solo
keith hal ?Feb, 2006 2nd
with Andrew Wing
with Andrew Wing
Jon Wickham 26 Jan, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Oliver Bennet
with Oliver Bennet
el diablo 7 Jan, 2006 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 7 Jan, 2006 AltLd
Si dH 3 Jan, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Tom L and Ronan K
with Tom L and Ronan K
akhughes ??, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden 20 Feb, 2005 AltLd
Sankey 5 Feb, 2005 AltLd
with Andy B
with Andy B
al99 ?Jan, 2005 Lead O/S
with James Byrne
with James Byrne
barney_edin ?Jan, 2005 Lead
with Richard K
with Richard K
Marq 25 Jan, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Martin P
with Martin P
yesbutnobutyesbut ??, 2004 -
Sime64 ?Dec, 2003 AltLd rpt
with JB
with JB
Hidden 17 Mar, 2003 Solo
niall_mac ?Mar, 2003 Solo
John Roe 14 Feb, 2003 AltLd
with Mick
with Mick
rossn ??, 2003 AltLd
with Dave Stapely
with Dave Stapely
OC24 ?Feb, 2000 Solo O/S Second most scary climb...
Second most scary climb...
The Jazz Butcher ??, 2000 -
Mark Stevenson 20 Dec, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Pete Johnson
with Pete Johnson
jl 10 Jan, 1999 AltLd O/S Moved Together
with Pippa
Moved Together
with Pippa
Jamie B ?Feb, 1998 AltLd
with Ian Smith
with Ian Smith
dangates ??, 1998 -
with Dave/ Kat Jones
with Dave/ Kat Jones
phardman ?Feb, 1996 -
whispering nic ?Oct, 1993 - Yes, it was in. Repeated Feb 07 with guys from work. Took a rope this time which was a good move as the cornice was a bit lippy...
Yes, it was in. Repeated Feb 07 with guys from work. Took a rope this time which was a good move as the cornice was a bit lippy...
Hidden 30 Mar, 1989 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 1989 AltLd
surfbish ?Feb, 1988 Lead O/S
Sime64 ?Apr, 1986 2nd First pitched climb
with Stuart R
First pitched climb
with Stuart R
macmuseeuw ??, 1985 - Can't remember exact year
with Clark Fenton
Can't remember exact year
with Clark Fenton
Hidden 26 Feb, 1984 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 1984 -
Hidden ??, 1984 Solo
Hidden ??, 1983 -
nigehughes ?Feb, 1982 Lead
with Bill Batson
with Bill Batson
Hidden 8 Dec, 1979 Lead
auldscotal ??, 1978 AltLd O/S
with ?
with ?
Peter Main 3 Jan, 1975 2nd Very cold, could have soloed the route
with Glenmore Lodge
Very cold, could have soloed the route
with Glenmore Lodge
Colin Matheson ?Dec, 1974 2nd
with Pete Aldred
with Pete Aldred
Sean Kelly ?Jan, 1970 AltLd dnf Stopped at the cornice and desperate weather on the plateau. Abbed back down in the gloom.
with Dick Curtis
Stopped at the cornice and desperate weather on the plateau. Abbed back down in the gloom.
with Dick Curtis
uphillnow ?Feb, 1965 - With Lochaber JMCS
With Lochaber JMCS
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