The only obvious blue ice in the couloir. A short ice wall leads to an in situ belay. The upper reaches of the normal route offer some superb scenery.
Very suitable for learners.
Can vary hugely in difficulty and length depending on the current conditions.

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs, CUMC Ticklist, The Great Gumclub Ticklist.

CarlosTT 14/Apr/18 Lead
tedburt 05/Apr/18 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Hidden 01/Apr/18 AltLd
Tom Seccombe 29/Mar/18 Lead O/S
abbeywall 25/Mar/18 2nd
with K, FM
HaleAlex 20/Mar/18 Lead dnf

Got mega pumped and took a lob off just before the end of the steep section. Not my finest moment.

scottie390 20/Mar/18 Lead O/S
with James Henry
Hidden 13/Mar/18 Lead rpt
BrianShackleton 25/Feb/18 AltLd

Having started up LHS we decided to abseil off the in situ thread and climb the RHS instead. Good belay point with ring at top to abb back down again.

with HelenB
HelenB 25/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

Plan was to climb lhs in two pitches belaying at an in situ abalakov - I led the first but we decided against second given the steep brittle ice, then abseiled from abalakov to rhs which Brian led to the top.

with BrianS
Hidden 25/Feb/18 Lead
stevelismore 24/Feb/18 Lead rpt

Been keen to lead this for a while so pleased to have finally done it. The main curtain had a party of 3 faffing interminably so we went up an iced up chimney just to the right. Pretty lean and pretty hard, virgin ice not stepped out, but also including some mixed sections. At least IV, 4 possibly IV, 5. Then joined the snowy slope of Aladdins Mirror to the finish.

with Simon Lismore
dwc 24/Feb/18 2nd dog

Steep on the far left hand bulge. Had to hang on the ropes for a breather once I got the screws out.

Hidden 23/Feb/18 Lead O/S
kelly_426 23/Feb/18 2nd
with LDudill
Naomi Havercroft 23/Feb/18 2nd
with Gareth Davies
Hidden 21/Feb/18 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Feb/18 Lead
jamieevans 20/Feb/18 -

With Nick and Andy, steep and drippy but good.

joe.91 20/Feb/18 Lead O/S

Rest day, climbed the LH side which provided a steep pitch of 5 ice. Felt harder than Window Gully a few days before!

David Kay 20/Feb/18 2nd rpt
with Paul Scott
Robbie Blease 20/Feb/18 2nd O/S

Thanks very much to the two guys who let me tie onto their rope for this! It was brilliant!

Russcapades 19/Feb/18 2nd

First ice climb with guide Mike, great!

Samuel Wainwright 18/Feb/18 Lead O/S
with Rob Steer
outdoorrob999 18/Feb/18 2nd
Neil McA 17/Feb/18 Lead rpt

Well formed, choice of lines, more sustained on the left, easier on the right. Situ abseil point above the pitch.

with chris tennel, matt gowar
Hidden 12/Feb/18 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 12/Feb/18 AltLd dog
Andy Hewison 11/Feb/18 AltLd
with Drew Connelly
masa-alpin 11/Feb/18 Lead O/S

Rachel's first ever winter climbing. I followed the left-hand line, which was about tech 5 and thin (no pro at the crux). Though the day started very nice and suny, by the time we topped out to the plateau, it was in blizzard and so we had a full-on Scottish-winter experience! We descended via Goat Track.

with Rachel Si BCC, Tony H
Wojttek 11/Feb/18 Lead rpt

beware when belaying from top of ice on Alladin's Mirror Dir. The kevlar rope is cut in half and hangs on sheath ONLY!! noticed that when leaving the belay. there was Swedish team behind us and they meant to take that away but not sure if they did. btw did the LHS of the ice fall-still needs some time.axes going in nicely( so many people there that it is enough to hook it only) but "deeper" ice is poor for placements

with Danii
Remyveness 11/Feb/18 Lead
martinbettridge06 10/Feb/18 Lead rpt

good nick

Jo sumner 10/Feb/18 AltLd


Hidden 10/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 09/Feb/18 Lead
nickb1 09/Feb/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/18 2nd
Ian Saxton 09/Feb/18 2nd

In good condition

judith neaves 09/Feb/18 2nd
Liam Ingram 09/Feb/18 2nd rpt
with nickb1
davkeo 08/Feb/18 Solo O/S

Twice. Quite steep but short. Good conditions & enjoyable.

Hidden 05/Feb/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/18 2nd
duncanbutler 04/Feb/18 Lead

Soloed everything but the mirror proper. Good ice on the mirror but a fair bit of powder making for heavy going elsewhere (we were the first ones climbing in Coire, you're welcome for the trench). Mike took a couple of falls so I was glad of the stack of pitons at the top of the ice.

with Severus
Hidden 04/Feb/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Feb/18 2nd
Daniel_F 03/Feb/18 AltLd
with Sally P
Hidden 03/Feb/18 AltLd
Matt Boyd 31/Jan/18 Lead dnf
with Andrew Woods, Neil Dickson
Pete23 29/Jan/18 2nd
with Gregor, Stephen Mors
gregor 29/Jan/18 -
morsy 29/Jan/18 2nd rpt
with peter berwick, gregor imrie
Hidden 29/Jan/18 Lead
Tom McCabe 28/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Actually, the ice line right of this. Thinner and poor gear on the snowy middle slab but with a nice steep top section. Similar grade?

with Tom Teece, 8PetrieC
TomTeece 28/Jan/18 2nd

seconded up the ice formed on the right side, pretty scary on the soft ice

8PetrieC 28/Jan/18 2nd

Went up the right hand side of the icefall

Rob Knowles 28/Jan/18 2nd β

Actually in condition!! Amazing ice route!

with Christian, Jack Horn
RM199 27/Jan/18 Lead O/S
loonylovegood93 27/Jan/18 2nd
chris2451 22/Jan/18 2nd O/S
with DJayB
j.buckley87 22/Jan/18 Lead
DJayB 22/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Steep at the minute but super sticky today

Jamie Skelton 22/Jan/18 Lead O/S
with morageagleson, Jack Morris
morageagleson 22/Jan/18 2nd O/S
Gambit 20/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Great fat ice, steep. First route since Kinder downfall in 2010

with Samir
Hidden 20/Jan/18 Lead
samkat 20/Jan/18 2nd dog

nice fat vertical ice. First proper ice climb. Got pumped.

with Gambit
Dave Douglas 20/Jan/18 2nd O/S

Climbing as a 3 so it was my job to second with Jane while Paul led. It was her 3rd time out in winter. She did great but I think the 2 Grade IV combo may have finished her off. Especially given that Pygmy ridge was buried.

with Smith42
Hidden 17/Jan/18 Lead O/S
simonward 14/Jan/18 2nd O/S
with Caitlin connor, Scott G, Mr Wild
Hidden 14/Jan/18 Lead rpt
Caitlin Connor 14/Jan/18 2nd O/S

First ever winter route :)

with Tom Wild, Scott G, Simon Ward
Tom Redwood 13/Jan/18 2nd β

First proper ice climb, awesome route, got along with it better than mixed due to more similarities to rock climbing.

Vlad Pepper 13/Jan/18 TR
pipmccarthy 13/Jan/18 Lead
simonward 12/Jan/18 Lead O/S
with Mr Wild
Mr Wild 12/Jan/18 2nd O/S
Rhys Deane 07/Jan/18 Lead

Great route ice a little cruddy and thin at base.

kipman725 07/Jan/18 -

Ice a bit thin and and crumbly on the crux section

andywillis 07/Jan/18 2nd
with Jack Colbeck
Jack00 07/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

with Andy Willis
Hidden 05/Jan/18 2nd β
Oliver Smaje 05/Jan/18 Lead O/S
with Beth
mBob8 04/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Surprisingly fat, generally good sticky ice but sadly melting quite fast!

Moses 04/Jan/18 2nd O/S

Tony Ball

with Tony
Hidden 04/Jan/18 2nd
Hidden 04/Jan/18 Lead dog
guy127917 02/Jan/18 2nd β

In great condition, plastic ice, nice and steep

clanger ??/2018 -
mjw ??/2018 2nd
Hidden ??/2018 -
Steven Carter ??/2018 Lead
BarneyLoosemore 29/Apr/17 Lead dnf

Got up to the main steep ice section and decided it was too thin to risk

Katie S 17/Feb/17 TR
Matt Schwarz 17/Feb/17 TR

first go on steep ice. felt very hard!

with Katie S
Cragcloud 02/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/16 -
elclarko 30/Mar/16 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/16 Solo
LanceSolf 30/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Euan Whittaker
Andy Nisbet 29/Mar/16 Solo
Elsier 28/Mar/16 2nd

Steep at the moment but ice fat and soft enough to be perfect for climbing

ladislav 28/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Adrian, Elsier
david harvey 24/Mar/16 2nd rpt
martinbettridge06 24/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Neil Hamlet 24/Mar/16 2nd O/S

FOT Wilf and Gregor

with Wilf - Climb Now
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead
Sutty22 18/Mar/16 2nd

Cracking day looking down on a cloud inversion in the valley. Ice was wet, still pretty solid but clearly thinning fast. I struggled with the icefall due to not really climbing for 2 years. Quick romp up the snowfield above for lunch in the sun.

coachmacca 18/Mar/16 AltLd

Led the first ice pitch then swing lead , first grade 4

with Davy Wright
cacheson 09/Mar/16 Lead rpt

15 minutes bottom to top to bottom: abbed off after the interesting bit. Really banked out at the bottom so much shorter than usual. Still pretty steep, but nice big ledges making it easy to place screws. Did this after 5pm, was nice to have the whole corrie to ourselves.

Hidden 03/Mar/16 AltLd
nwakeman 01/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Jim Wilson
DaveThexton 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 28/Feb/16 2nd
Robertgiddy 28/Feb/16 Lead

good conditions

sadams 26/Feb/16 Lead
with Eric Hildrew
mzchambers 18/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Second jack and abb off

with Jack
Mr Messy 18/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with No.1 son
stevelismore 15/Feb/16 TR O/S

A guide was showing some of his clients how to do it so we got him to set up a top rope. Really should have led it!

edwards_nicholas 15/Feb/16 TR
with NinaR
NinaR 15/Feb/16 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead
connor_furness 13/Feb/16 2nd O/S

First winter climb. Found little ice, but of good quality. Some exciting climbing, not too difficult.

Chipper 12/Feb/16 AltLd

vertical ice

SUColdo 12/Feb/16 AltLd
Kahti 11/Feb/16 2nd
Jonnaylor 09/Feb/16 Lead dnf

Fall and rescue from ice pitch

with Mike Palmer
Captain Solo 07/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Brian
Hidden 06/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 04/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/16 2nd O/S
gilmour_789 28/Jan/16 Lead
with Chris Connolly
ianstevens 21/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Lead ice pitch and top two pitches. Gullies banked out with ALOT of powder and the ice a little lean and on the steep side - probably a bit of tech 5 involved.

with joedean
joedean 21/Jan/16 AltLd
elliptic 16/Jan/16 Lead

Worth tech 5 today.

with Max
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Keo ??/2016 2nd dog
joedean ??/2016 -
David Kay 02/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Ewanski 29/Mar/15 -
Brucemacrosson 29/Mar/15 -
with Ewanski
QuicNic 29/Mar/15 2nd

Good conditions. Only 15m of steep ground.

nicjbuk 25/Mar/15 AltLd
with paul freeman
Jameskelly200 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

First of our three routes still in good condition good climb

with Andy Wilson
Elastic Jones 18/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Alistair
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton 10/Mar/15 Lead dnf
with Mollie Hughes
chrismcd23 10/Mar/15 2nd
with matt thornton, molly hughes, Scott C
pingora 05/Mar/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/15 Lead
michaelb1 01/Mar/15 Lead

Stepped in good nick

with carlh
Col Kingshott 01/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Good condition.

carlh 01/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 28/Feb/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Feb/15 Lead O/S
waydan 26/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
cacheson 25/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Great ice in fantastic nick

magicmartin 25/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Awesome ice today.

with Ryan
Hidden 25/Feb/15 -
Hidden 25/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 25/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Abbed after the difficulties. Fat and hooked out. Felt low in the grade

Hidden 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Feb/15 Lead
j.buckley87 20/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Nice bit of ice, climbed in combination with a route that finished up a chimney to the left of pygmy ridge (possibly grade III) which made for a great day.

Nemo9 19/Feb/15 Lead
with Karl
Karlos 19/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Seconded main pitch. Very wet, with exposed traverse right to avoid brittle chandeliers on the left.

with Random
alexm198 19/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 'ice' pitch. Quality of the ice was atrocious, was basically a steep pile of slush.

with Scott
andrzej kierzek 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Very windy. No way to top up. Considerable avalanche risk forecast. Perfect ice on the route. I lead the route and we abseilef from in situ tat at the top.

tim20 14/Feb/15 Lead
bobpilgrem 14/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Great pitch-decent ice-short and steep. Ab from in situ gear.

with tim20
Hidden 14/Feb/15 2nd
davesa 13/Feb/15 2nd
fait 13/Feb/15 Lead
aljones91 12/Feb/15 Lead


with Ben hester
CharlieMack 11/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Tom
jamesgr87 11/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/15 Lead rpt
alexm198 10/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Scott's lead, managed to protect it even though we didn't have any screws... In-situ tat and a sling round a pillar. Really nice climbing, only one short steep section. Felt about WI3.

with ScottyG
MSchobitz 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S

First scottish winter route of the season. Absolutely fantastic climb! Really fat ice, probably WI3. Reminds me why I do this to myself!

with drobin
Hidden 05/Feb/15 2nd O/S
annep ?/Feb/15 2nd
david harvey ?/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/15 -
Hidden ?/Feb/15 2nd
martinbettridge06 ?/Feb/15 Lead
JenRoberts 28/Jan/15 2nd
with Ollie
Steve Perry 27/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Felt IV,5 today.

with Kate14
Hidden 27/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
lanky and weak 27/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Lyndon Chatting-Walters
Hidden 27/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 26/Jan/15 Solo rpt
mim tiller 25/Jan/15 Solo O/S
StuartCJones 24/Jan/15 Lead

Hard ice, the crux felt overhanging and very pumpy. Harder than some of the Grade V's I've done. Fantastic stuff!

philgillespie 24/Jan/15 -
MrRiley 17/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Short but surprisingly tricky! Ice quite featured and bullet-hard. IV, 5 currently. Lots of teams racking up air miles on this today...

SteveJCox 17/Jan/15 -

thick but very brittle ice

Debbie Lee 17/Jan/15 2nd
with MrRiley
Hidden 13/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
watson.b 03/Jan/15 2nd O/S

First winter climb. Good fun

Adamski1986 03/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Richard Kendrick ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the crux

with Stanley
stanleynkk ?/Jan/15 -

Steep 90 degree ice climbing, more like a grade V on that day

plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 31/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/14 2nd O/S
michael83 30/Dec/14 Lead O/S

7deg C and in full spate but still a good laugh as a consolation. Wish I'd taken my wetsuit and some arm bands, got a good dowsing!

with Mark020
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Dizz 27/Dec/14 Lead dnf

Thin, hard ice in G12s with only 3 screws ... abbed off to get a crampon upgrade!

with Richard P
Nathan2013 23/Dec/14 2nd O/S

2 sections of vertical ice, pushed the grade up. Ice in surprisingly good nick.

Hidden 20/Dec/14 2nd
Ally Baba 16/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Gav Swinton 15/Dec/14 Lead G/U

Both of us took lobs onto good gear, pulled through the crux on second go. Good nick. First Scottish lead so can't comment on grade...

with leo-z-g
leo-z-g 15/Dec/14 AltLd dog
JamesRoddie 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Just for the novelty value of soloing it in Grade II conditions. Firm neve throughout.

davidbird63 02/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Dave led as I was tired. Climb banked out to the start of the 'direct'. Good climb on a busy day. First time in the Northern Corries, I'll be back!

ten4dave 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S
nickwhimster 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
monsteratt 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S

A snow plod - not even close to being in condition

with Nick Whimster
danny269 ?/Mar/14 AltLd
with Stan, Louise
theamerican ?/Mar/14 Solo

No ice. very easy.

Chrismith 28/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Shane
ChristyCole 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
dkilner 22/Feb/14 Lead
fieldworktutor 22/Feb/14 2nd
marzi 22/Jan/14 AltLd

heavy spindrift, short pitch, mushy foot holds, not very nice, lots of effort climbing up to start due to deep snow

with will smith
dkilner 22/Jan/14 AltLd
Freshprintce 22/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Steve Maher
dkilner 22/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Piers Harley 16/Jan/14 AltLd
with Jeremy Windsor
Andy Hewison 11/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

The ice pitch is quite short at the moment, but ok for the 2nd route of the day. Nice steep ice and fat enough to take a screw.

with Drew Connelly
budchawla 04/Jan/14 2nd dog

Top of the bulge just before the belay was soft snow - fell (on 2nd) and then got back on to finish

ChristyCole ??/2014 AltLd
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mmmhumous 23/Apr/13 TR dog

Went up the LHS (the steepest, central line was too strenuous, and the RHS was a bit slushy)

michaelmurray 12/Mar/13 2nd

Rock hard ice, trended right at the top. Good steep fun!

with Mike Brownlow
Alex Thomson 03/Mar/13 Lead
with jenpen
Hidden 03/Mar/13 2nd
joe_lancs 02/Mar/13 Lead
eolmar 02/Mar/13 2nd
mikehenesy 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Swifty did the (not so)hard ice pitch, me and Chris the others.

with Chris Evans, swifty
Hidden 23/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
thomaspomfrett 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S

I lead the direct pitch then we simul-soloed the rest of Aladdin's Mirror

Clevelandclimber 22/Feb/13 -
with Jim Watchorn, andybrown114
BallsOfSteel 20/Feb/13 Lead rpt

settling an old score, after I took a whipper off it a few seasons back.

with duncan osgood
bgreen3761 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 19/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Dennis
FragOcon 09/Feb/13 2nd
Phil_Hall_97 09/Feb/13 2nd

with Mark Chadwick
nigel pearson 08/Feb/13 Lead O/S

my first grade iv. It was steep and not as fat as in some of the photos, but doable.

with Robin
kj001 08/Feb/13 2nd

Did first pitch ice climb then descended and moved to Patey's Route

with phil64
phil64 08/Feb/13 Lead
with kj001
waiting for snow 06/Feb/13 Lead dog

Left hand side had some newer poor quality crumbly ice. Rest was bullet hard, and fragile in places. Couldn't see any usual "stepping" from other users, so a nice fresh climb. Gully above was full of windslab, Rock very iced up so friends were useless.

thomasaneurinsmith 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Did this after Libby had some falling fun to rescue ice screws. Nice and fat ice!

libby.southgate 02/Feb/13 Lead dnf

Got lanyard from axe stuck under a spike in the ice near the top and fell off trying to free it. Not the best..

with Steve Mullan, thomasaneurinsmith
Colin Dyer 01/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Feb/13 2nd rpt
robgixer ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/13 2nd
wayne higgins leeds uk 27/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Nice route!!! My first ice climb brill....

with dave payne
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Lead dnf
ecromwell 26/Jan/13 AltLd dnf

with Caspar
Adam Booth 26/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Short but steep.

with gowla
gowla 26/Jan/13 2nd
with adam booth
Kayan 20/Jan/13 Lead rpt

Good ice, hasn't seen much traffic and plenty enough ice for some solid screws.

onlyfoddington 20/Jan/13 2nd

Only did the ice pitch and then abbed back down. Unfortunately some weight was on on the rope. First taste of ice and found it hard to get solid placement (and removing ice screws).

with Kayan
Mr Fuller 01/Jan/13 Lead dnf

Bit of a shocker. Had enough energy to hang around the crux for 40 minutes and to downclimb and get the screws out, but not enough guts to commit to the route. Ice was a mix of brittle stuff and slush-puppy, though some was good.

with Paul Gibbison, Tom Hartland
TGreen 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Rosie Henstock 01/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with TGreen
Flett ?/Jan/13 2nd dnf
Brian Smith 84 ??/2013 2nd dnf
with Ali Beer
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
sheffieldchris ??/2013 -
Coops_13 30/Dec/12 Lead dnf

Backed off due to only 2 ice screws

Hidden 29/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
bencoope 17/Dec/12 AltLd
tomwheeler 17/Dec/12 AltLd

Beautiful route. I lead P1. Kip lead P2, Ben led P3. Good condition.

Jack.H.92 13/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Lead
gst 12/Dec/12 Lead dog

Ice looked great but turned out to be hard and brittle took short fall when feet popped off. V. stiff for grade on day.

with Al Walker
Hidden 10/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
peter fetlar 10/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

good ice but thin

with stewart
Hidden 11/Nov/12 AltLd dog
Charlie Zephyr Booth 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

first route of the year, first time at sneachda, bit tricky at top as curtain wasnt fat but good fun

Kayan 22/Jan/12 Lead rpt

Lean conditions but solid enough.

with RLeese
olekemi 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with James C
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
benclimbing 21/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Fat ice! Steep but very short lived

Hidden 19/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Karl Wooffindin 19/Dec/11 2nd

Lewis won the game of rock, paper, scissors and won the lead. In good condition for the grade.

with Lewis Grey
Pay Attention 18/Dec/11 2nd
Misha 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S

First route of the season. The difficulties are short lived but in lean condition so a good IV if the steepest line is followed. In situ belay at the top.

Hidden 17/Dec/11 AltLd dog
Hidden 26/Nov/11 Lead
Spongebob 29/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Jams Crwca 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

2 pitches, lead steeper-than-looks ice pitch, moved alpine style on 2nd pitch

with Danny
mark v 28/Mar/11 2nd
with Mike Norbury
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
gilbert 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2 and last piches. Short ice pitch fine after a week in Rjukan.

with John Naylor
Brucemacrosson 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Euan Scott
Hidden 25/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S
joe_lancs 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Tomek S 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Very soft ice. It was being melted down.

with Wojttek
Wojttek 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Tomek S
GaryK 18/Mar/11 Solo

A very short pitch this year due to all the snow.

MoWalker3 12/Mar/11 AltLd

feeling ill, one last route before the 10.5hrs drive back!

with Quiet Ian
DigitalSteak 09/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Harry Holmes 09/Mar/11 Solo rpt

nice and hooky

rcammack 09/Mar/11 Solo O/S
CurlyStevo 07/Mar/11 2nd

Very fat plastic ice. In easy nick (compared with when I lead it anyway) with several rests available on the left between the short harder sections also being pretty chopped up and stepped out.

with Kenny
ksneds 07/Mar/11 Lead

In pretty easy nic due to all the steps and hooks from previous ascents. One balancy move near top and it was all over.

Col Kingshott 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
TomPollock 04/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Andy
dan doran 04/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
artyscot 03/Mar/11 2nd O/S

We left from home on Skye at 9am and headed to the Cairngorms for a half day in the Northern Corries. We decided on Aladdins Direct (IV,4)as it was looking thick despite the very mild weather. The ice was steep and not too wet and gave a good pitch of climbing. Colins words not mine, I was thinking that looks steep.

DannyK 03/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

2nd winter route...

with pep
jon clayton 01/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with sasha
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
martinbettridge06 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Gumery ?/Mar/11 2nd
with HannahFrancis, Tom Chilcot, A Reid
HannahFrancis ?/Mar/11 Lead
with Gumery
Andrew Sandercock 28/Feb/11 Lead O/S

First IV route. Chuffed with the tick and keeping it all together on the lead. Ice is still super fat although it is a little brittle but there's plenty to hook on anyway. Felt steeper than it looks!

with Connor Cussell
Hidden 28/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/11 2nd
CRiddiford 27/Feb/11 2nd
with Steve J
Hidden 27/Feb/11 Lead rpt
JasonK 26/Feb/11 Lead
with shugsan
joeydurkin 26/Feb/11 2nd

Still pretty fat and blue after the thaw.

with Patch
pmurdy 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Jonny Reay
dan-8990 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with PB
gazb 26/Feb/11 AltLd
with felix
brighters 26/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S

It wasn't pretty, feet blew out and ended up hanging from my axes and then it was scramble to a ledge. First half was lovely though, just a shame my foot work wasn't up to it

JRae 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with pmurdy
crimpy 24/Feb/11 -

fun, lead pitches 2, 4 and 5 :)

Redneck 22/Feb/11 2nd dog

Several falls off the main ice bulge as the spring clip on the crampons kept springing apart. This was sorted by tying it together with some cord...

buzby78 20/Feb/11 AltLd
with McGeek
Murilo Lessa 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Alex Desborough
alanramsay 12/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 12/Feb/11 Lead
with Lou Reynolds
Sean Bell 11/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Blue, quite steep.Carried on to join Aladdins normal.

pattisonr 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with sean bell
Merlin 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Solid blue ice, hooking all the way up P1, moved togeather on the snow slope (steep at Grade I!).

with vaughany, Lesley McCafferty
stevebarratt 05/Feb/11 Solo
colinthrelfall 03/Feb/11 -

Still thick ice despite warm temps. Pics on blog

HIGHTOWER 02/Feb/11 Lead rpt

Pouring with water, but great fun.

with chedder, Dave Gleave
tsjx 02/Feb/11 2nd
chedder 02/Feb/11 2nd
r_o_b_h2 ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S

on hooks

with stu adams
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Phil Emerson ?/Feb/11 Lead
jonesieboy ?/Feb/11 2nd
Kirill 30/Jan/11 2nd

Cold and windy day. Walked to Coire an Lochain, but didn't like the look of the approach slopes and turned back. Walked over to Coire an t'Sneachda. Quite late in the day by this stage. A few teams queueing for the right hand side of AMD, but no one climbing on the left. We jumped on the opportunity. Igor led it in about 5 minutes, placing one screw near the bottom and a hex at the small roof. Constant spindrift made it difficult to see, hear, or breath. Met a Spanish climber at the top belay shouting and laughing in a state of mad excitement.

with ig248
ig248 30/Jan/11 AltLd

Tons of spindrift, character-building experience.

with Kirill
MikeLeeds 29/Jan/11 2nd
a13x 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

My First IV. Very nice ice:)

with pudding
clive-greenwood 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
J1PEF 28/Jan/11 -
francois 28/Jan/11 Lead

No decent screws until the last couple of moves as the ice was very wet

Hidden 28/Jan/11 2nd
BelayBunney 28/Jan/11 2nd O/S

My first winter climb!

pudding 24/Jan/11 Lead O/S

steeper than in them photos, got it on a hard freeze!

with alex winter
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
thomasaneurinsmith 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Emily Tickle Edwards, Sian Richards
SianR 23/Jan/11 2nd
with Tom & Emily
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead rpt
Cardi 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Had formed fat and blue. Steep and long!

with Mike Wild, Sam S
Alex Winter 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Really steep. Good lead by Jordan. Some knobbers abbed down just as we were about to start. Soloed beforehand by some superhero wearing a pair of tattered Ronhills.

with Jordan
GraMc 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S

fat and blue!

bfw87 22/Jan/11 2nd


scorky345 20/Jan/11 Lead
with Luke Hefferman
Hidden 19/Jan/11 2nd
sophiecb 09/Jan/11 2nd
sebrider 09/Jan/11 Lead

Nice wee fall and in great nick today:)

with Sophie
R0bbie 08/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

We climbed the ice then abbed back down from the tat.

with Taba
Timo Austino 08/Jan/11 Lead

well 'ard today ngot the BIG pump machine working overtime

with Nats
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead
Glyn 06/Jan/11 AltLd
with Tom Skelhon, ChrisDavis
Hidden 06/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
tskelhon 06/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

awesome! Led ice pitch

with glyn hudson, chris davis
Steven Andrews 05/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic if a little brittle ice.

yellow 04/Jan/11 Lead
wi11 ?/Jan/11 2nd β
with Chris Gee
peebles boy ?/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Lead
nvalentine760 ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
JasonK ?/Jan/11 Lead
with shugsan
Hidden ?/Jan/11 -
richiegarside ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with steven Andrews
JasonK ?/Jan/11 Lead
with shugsan
PAJames ??/2011 -
shugsan ??/2011 2nd O/S

Followed Jay up, still nice and fat despite thaw.

with JasonK
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
keithru ??/2011 -
carl_123 29/Dec/10 Lead dog
bridget143 29/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Matt p1 (ice), me P2, Spike P3

with Spike Reid, Matt Freear
Hidden 29/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 28/Dec/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Dec/10 Lead
joeydurkin 24/Dec/10 Lead
with Steve Campball
Conan 20/Dec/10 2nd

Much steeper than last time I climbed it. Well pumpy!

with Alan Thorpe
Harry Holmes 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

nice ice pitch.

with Liz Mittel, Lyndsey Mackay
Hidden 20/Dec/10 -
tech 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Conan
JdotP 19/Dec/10 Lead dog

But I got up it eventually, haha...

with Bike Bore, Jonny Marsh
mr rob 19/Dec/10 AltLd dog

In good nick, hard mind!

with jonny, jp
willhawkins 18/Dec/10 Lead dog
NervosaSam 12/Dec/10 -
Hidden 12/Dec/10 2nd
Crowley6969 ?/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Drew M ?/Dec/10 AltLd
philboy 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/10 Solo
Dustin 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Ingram
George Ormerod 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

A bit drippy, but solid enough. Short and sweet technical difficulties.

with Andy S
Roger Cruse 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Kris
kevburr 03/Apr/10 2nd dog

very hard work to get in and out, snow up to waist height in places!!

Chris wilson 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with kevburr
Ste Ridd 28/Mar/10 AltLd

Banked out with ice fall around 6m high - good aproach to Pygmy Ridge.

with manmike
manmike 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Brendan 23/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Did the ice pitch then abbed off. It was so banked out that the ice fall was only about 6m high - ice bouldering!

with Andy, Paul
Hidden 21/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 21/Mar/10 AltLd
marzi 17/Mar/10 2nd

only one pitch then retreated, fierce wind and avalanche danger, but nice taste of a grade iv

with smiler cuthbertson
telemarker 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Nice but short ice pitch.

with Paul F
Hidden 09/Mar/10 -
freudy_love 09/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Really short ice pitch as it was so banked out. A wee bit chopped up too, so could pretty much just hook up it. Fun tho :)

with Francis Williams
Hidden 08/Mar/10 AltLd
FrankW 08/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Peter T
Cacyn 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Gayle Davis, Ewan Whitaker
morsy 06/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with gerhard mors/alan rodger
Afrodger 06/Mar/10 AltLd

Finished via Aladdin's couloir.

with morsg, morsy
Ann S 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Needless to say I led the easy bit above the ice and Adam got thumped by a huge spindrift avalanche which knocked someone else clean back over the icefall. Lucky for him it was well banked up with a soft landing.

with Adam
morsg 06/Mar/10 -
melville18 06/Mar/10 2nd
with linda, claire melville
Hidden 04/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/Mar/10 Lead
demarcation86 03/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
efetunc ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with asaam
TeeBee 23/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Kat
gordon henderson 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with MRT
Kyle Rance 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Coupland
freemanTom 21/Feb/10 2nd

Short but steep pitch.

with Kyle, Coups
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Ian Jones 20/Feb/10 Lead β

Is this easy IV? Oh dear, I thought it was quite pumpy and I was glad it was over quick. My first ice for 32 years. Superb scenery higher up and great weather when we reached the top. Bagged my 6th Munro too. Wow. Thanks Stu.

Hidden 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
djking1983 18/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Ann S 18/Feb/10 2nd
Adam1973 18/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Bram 16/Feb/10 Solo
LostinLondon 15/Feb/10 2nd

Good ice pitch

Helen23 14/Feb/10 2nd
with Ben Hirst
Hidden 14/Feb/10 AltLd
bigfatbassist 14/Feb/10 AltLd
Smudge03 14/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Part of day out with nepal team

mark20 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Stephen18 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Keith-Getoutadventures 11/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Climbed as warm up. Then downclimbed aladdins mirror and went to pateys. ice steep for tech 4 this time?

with Andrew Innes
Hidden 08/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
amy 07/Feb/10 Lead

banked out

Hidden 07/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/10 Lead O/S
John Pickles 03/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Morton, 8848
George Lewis ?/Feb/10 2nd
John Kettle ?/Feb/10 Lead
tjmillen 31/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 29/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Cullinen
will6459 28/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Hext, Dave Mason
Hidden 28/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Kayan 27/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/10 Lead O/S
mes32 25/Jan/10 2nd
Big Lee 25/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Only the last 5 metres of the route weren't banked out. Very easy for the grade currently.

Timo Austino 24/Jan/10 Solo

Nipped up in between getting pounded by spindrift slides! Standing glissade down aladdins couloir was awesome! Nearly fooked it when, after picking up my sac from the base of the route, I bum slid back down...... Must remember to only do the 20ft freefall slide over the crags when its all rammed with powder in the corrie!

D.Russell ?/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead β
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
PaulCunningham ??/2010 -
PaulCunningham ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 30/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 30/Dec/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/09 2nd rpt
heist182 29/Dec/09 AltLd
with Jamie Tattersall
Hidden 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Jen Crook 29/Dec/09 2nd
with John Roe, Marshall Kinnear
John Roe 29/Dec/09 Lead
with Jen Crook, Marshall Kinnear
tatz45 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
groovy_nut 21/Dec/09 Lead rpt
Ross Davidson 20/Dec/09 2nd
ckmoffat 20/Dec/09 2nd dnf
with Dave & Greame
Daniel Sutherland 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with lachlan
scorpia97 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S

first Ice climb, possibly should of practised placing an ice screw on firm ground first... Lovely climb, really good ice!

with Caspar
Hidden 13/Dec/09 2nd
Liam Ingram 12/Dec/09 2nd
Fergus Cuthill 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
lachlan ?/Dec/09 -
with daniel sutherland
Hidden ?/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd
breithorn4164 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rupert
Hidden 08/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Chad123 07/Mar/09 Lead rpt

Jo's first ever winter climb! Steep but helpful ice with some good spindrift dumps...

with Jo
KKilroy 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Daryl
barophobe ?/Mar/09 2nd
kleky ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with MRT Valley: Andrew
Bram 16/Feb/09 Lead
with Dan Jordan
geoff b 15/Feb/09 Lead

A quick ascent of P1 & rap off after doing Fingers Ridge. Steep but delightful.

with Dr. Nick
HIGHTOWER 15/Feb/09 2nd

Climbed left hand steeper bit this time.

with Abo
BenJacobs 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Hidden 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
jsrous 14/Feb/09 -
with Sam Bennett
Hidden 13/Feb/09 2nd
Bristoldave 13/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Steep! Finished up the mixed ground above at III.

CarolineH 13/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Lead
Tobes ?/Feb/09 Lead
dave_tomlin ?/Feb/09 -
with Tom Evans
CurlyStevo ?/Feb/09 Lead

pretty fat compared with most the pictures online. Got pumped trying to place a screw on the crux and ran it out! Found the crux harder than other grade IVs I've done that given the route is much shorter.

with Kenny
smcw ?/Feb/09 -

ross and alex

with rmc
Hidden 31/Jan/09 2nd
jonnie3430 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Nikki and Duanne
Hidden 30/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Rob84 30/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Very straightforward climbing - gear isn't great (poor screws in the conditions we found it in) but it's only a couple of pulls and you're over the difficulties.

with Andy F
PeteH 29/Jan/09 2nd O/S
DaveLeonard 29/Jan/09 Lead
with PeteH
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S
rmc 10/Jan/09 2nd O/S

Fantastic day, great conditions. Second time on Ice.

Hidden 08/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 05/Jan/09 2nd O/S
robertporter 04/Jan/09 Lead O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 04/Jan/09 TR O/S
inuklm 03/Jan/09 AltLd
with Dave Gent
Kyuzo 03/Jan/09 2nd
joe larner 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Grade II climbing grade IV debris thanks to the hoards above. So hacked out its how i imagine dry-tooling up an easy slab on an indoor wall is like.

with Rolf
groovy_nut 02/Jan/09 2nd
with Rich
will6459 ?/Jan/09 2nd
with Mike Reading
jonnybull ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Neil D ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
danJBA ??/2009 -
rossn ??/2009 -
HIGHTOWER 29/Dec/08 2nd
with Dave Gleave
joeydurkin 29/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden 29/Dec/08 -
simon_D 28/Dec/08 2nd
with Roger C
mulletcocktail2000 28/Dec/08 2nd O/S

good ice pitch. steeper than i looks! abbed off at the top of the 1st pitch.

with john
Hidden 20/Dec/08 2nd O/S
andymoin 20/Dec/08 Lead rpt

Ice alternatly bomber then mushy crap, gear very worrying. Nice wee quick route tho, abbed after the first pitch.

with adw07
Hidden 18/Dec/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 17/Dec/08 2nd dog
Protheroe 17/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Went direct instead of joining the grade 1, fantastic mixed

with Doug and Eleri
Pete Main 17/Dec/08 AltLd

Steep early season

with Andrew S
Hidden 17/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Alexander123 17/Dec/08 Lead
with scotty webster
Hidden 09/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
davidgent ?/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Kunal led thin ice pitch leaving the dull as hell snow leads to me!

with Kunal
mgeek ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Fun but short lived. Just like Krokan but with a bit more of a walk in! Felt about WI 2/3

with Neill Busby
Greg Boswell 30/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 02/Nov/08 2nd O/S

In great condition especially for so early in the season (with Phil and Tim).

with Tim Pearson, Phil Lee
jazzyjackson 30/Mar/08 -
with JAMES K
Hidden 27/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
alaan 16/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Jim
Chad123 02/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Third time I've done this route and this was definitely the steepest - Emily managed to get 5 screws in...shame it's not twice as long....

with Emily
andymoin 01/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Pretty thin pretty nice, Neil took a good fall half way up the main pitch, and managed to leave his axe up there but got straight back on and got it easy second time.

Neil Mackenzie 01/Mar/08 AltLd

Sweet, bit thin but no excuse for a mighty fall! went too far round icicle to try get a rest that wasnt there, and suddenly came off, leaving one axe half way up! nice screw held fine and off i went back up to dispach the fine little pitch

Hidden 22/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
djking1983 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Bram
FrankW 11/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with None
charlie barnes 22/Jan/08 Lead dog

smegging mission on straight axes, fell on a stubby at the top. next year good tech axes. coffee and a fag at the top of the pitch. fun sitting in the pub afterwards

with dan
barney_edin 20/Jan/08 2nd
with Andy S, Geoff M
akhughes 19/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Brown 11/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
Christopher Williamson ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
wee hippy ??/2008 Lead
with janis tait
Hidden ??/2008 -
MarkGrant ??/2008 2nd

Scott lead the ice pitch in very dodge conditions. Was very impressed.

with scott becker
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
Hidden 19/Dec/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Mark Walter ?/Dec/07 2nd RP
with Al and Mike
Hidden 09/Mar/07 Lead
Captain Solo 08/Mar/07 Solo
Neil Adams 07/Mar/07 2nd rpt

Also lead the right-hand icefall (about III)

andyinglis 07/Mar/07 Lead β

Flashed, after previously seeing a mate take a winger off it years before.

with neil adams
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
simonw1 17/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Steve
Hidden ??/2007 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
SteveM 08/Jan/06 AltLd
with Keith
Hidden 07/Jan/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
alpinist63 ?/Jan/06 AltLd
keith leonard ??/2006 AltLd
Neil Adams ??/2006 Lead dnf

Thin ice and crap technique resulting in a nasty fall.

Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Dangerous Dave ??/2005 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 17/Jan/04 Lead O/S

Not a huge build up, so felt pretty steep. Only Emma's 2nd or 3rd winter route, so an excellent effort.

with EmmaV
Ed Saint ?/Jan/04 -
djking1983 28/Feb/03 AltLd
with Dave Frid
tompercy ?/Feb/03 -
with Martin Jackson
rossn ??/2003 Lead
with Dave Stapely
mike.moss ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Tom Stedall
Nevis_Ben 21/Dec/02 2nd

First ever ice climb.

with Chris Thorne
Tim W ?/Dec/02 2nd O/S
with Mattyk
jamie ward 13/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with John Howes
steveb2006 03/Mar/02 Lead
with Ian Cartwright
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead
220bpm ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Alan
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Ally Smith ??/2002 Lead

Date a guess; sometime between 2002 & 2003. Done this a couple of times, first time was super sketchy with a single screw & in-situ show-lace abalakov and straight shafted axes. Came back 2 years later and cruised it.

with EmilyG
niall_mac ?/Mar/01 Lead
with am_bodach, Paul R
towdman 25/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
NeilGriffiths 25/Feb/01 Lead
with Adrian Pedley, Paul Tucker
AndyP 18/Feb/01 Lead O/S

The coire was in great condition. it was also packed.

with Graham
Chris the Tall ?/Feb/01 2nd
Spade ?/Feb/01 2nd
with Gordon Bromley
Bruce Kerr 03/Jan/01 2nd
with Alan Smith
morsg ??/2001 -
with morsy
jgordon75 ??/2001 -
Hidden 04/Mar/00 2nd
abbeywall ?/Mar/00 2nd
with K
Hidden 26/Feb/00 Lead
John Pickles 24/Feb/00 Lead O/S
with John Short
BenTiffin ?/Feb/00 2nd

Dan did a backwards summersault to land perfectly in the snow after both axes ripped.

with Dan Robinson
Hidden ??/2000 2nd
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Graham Kennedy ??/2000 2nd
with Andrew Porter
brockers ??/2000 -
with CarlZ
Colin Mcgregor 21/Mar/99 2nd
with Dave Mitchell
Martin Bennett 20/Mar/99 -
with Cec
Mark Stevenson 02/Jan/99 Lead O/S
with Rowland Barker
bandersnatch ?/Jan/99 Lead O/S
with Brian Hume
Hidden ?/Jan/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
seanyt ?/Feb/98 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan/98 Lead rpt
dangates ??/1998 Solo
Louis Hume ??/1998 Lead
with Mustillos
oor wullie ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Nick P
innes ??/1997 Lead
James Gordon ??/1997 -
markharro 23/Dec/96 AltLd
with Allan
Neil McA 17/Feb/96 Solo rpt
with Andy Perkins
Lone Rider ??/1996 Solo

Soloed sometime in the 90's

Hidden 30/Dec/95 AltLd
steveb2006 12/Mar/95 Solo
with Tim Cairns
Hidden 26/Feb/95 2nd
frost ?/Feb/95 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/95 Solo

Our last climb together. Anthony unfortunately killed on the Ben 2 weeks later, falling through cornice descending via the abseil posts.

with Anthony Marsh
Hidden ??/1995 2nd O/S
Stuart S ?/Feb/94 Lead O/S
with Mark Atkins
michaelb1 ?/Feb/94 Lead

with Durk. Felt hard at the time

Hidden 16/Jan/94 Lead O/S
Andy Say 01/Jan/94 Lead
Hidden 30/Jan/93 Lead
pingora 02/Jan/93 -
with Roy H, Shaun R
Yourlead 21/Apr/91 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden ?/Feb/91 TR
Yourlead 30/Jan/91 2nd

Part of Winter Skills course at Glenmore Lodge

Hidden 19/Jan/91 Lead
Yourlead 27/Mar/90 2nd
with Graham Penny
Steve Crowe 10/Feb/90 AltLd O/S
Paul Figg ??/1990 -
ChrisMarden ??/1990 AltLd
with Simon
Yourlead 05/Dec/89 AltLd dnf

Virtually no ice

with Graham Penny
Hidden ?/Mar/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/88 Solo O/S
uphillnow ?/Mar/88 Lead
mark-abz 20/Feb/88 Solo
with Andy W
Hidden ?/Feb/87 -
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
Neil McA 18/Feb/84 Lead O/S
with Martin Axe juggler Wilson
Mark Kemball 30/Jan/84 Lead
with Mike Dennison
Hidden ?/Feb/83 -
Dave Almond ??/1983 -

done with rob trevitt my first steep ice and the first placement of an ice screw.

with Rob Trevitt
Bob 29/Dec/82 Lead O/S
with D. Geere
duncan ?/Dec/82 2nd
with Dave who moved to New Zealand
nigehughes ?/Feb/82 Lead
with Mick Taylor
Peter Main 07/Feb/75 2nd

A super route, look forward to more like this

with Robin Andrews
Peter Main 19/Dec/74 2nd dnf

Thaw conditions, climbing on melting ice, neither safe nor fun.

with Robin Andrews
gregor ??/0000 -
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