135m, 5 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Cairngorm Winter Climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
Alastair MacSween 23/Mar Solo rpt

Did 1st 2 pitches of Spiral Gully and then kept straight up into Crotched on good neve and through easy cornice. Top section of Spiral very broken and rocky.

Hidden 11/Mar 2nd
my 11/Mar 2nd
Hidden 10/Mar AltLd
kellyb (velvet.mustard) 10/Mar 2nd O/S

Dads choice avoiding cornices above other routes, easy second, lovely

drsdave 09/Mar Solo G/U

Great route. Care needed when soloing the first half.

Shaw Brown 08/Mar -
judith neaves 08/Mar -
with kelly brown , Shaw Brown
Mr Fuller 06/Mar AltLd O/S

Plan C of the day. Pretty good conditions on this, crap on the nearby mixed routes!

with Paul Gibbison
matthewhayes120 03/Mar 2nd O/S
Alastair MacSween 28/Feb Solo rpt

Some areas of deep unconsolidated snow but otherwise very good.

ConorC 27/Feb Lead dnf

2-3 feet of soft smushy powder on top of bare rock and unfrozen ground. Endless digging for gear and placements, bailed after first pitch, looked like most teams in the coire did the same thing! Cracking day to be out on the hills though!

with Richard Preston
PeteLoveless 26/Feb AltLd O/S
with jon
PeteH 19/Feb Solo
samkat 18/Feb AltLd

Did a mixture of Spiral gully, wavelength and other lines not in book. Walked together to start of twin gullies. Then wavelength to before the traverse to chimney. Up the slaby section heading left to rejoin spiral gully. Right along gully, before finishing off a wide chimney on the left.. Wide chimney on left was my addition and would not recommend as appealing as it was. Very hard, lots of loose rock, very poor snow condition!

Katie S 16/Feb 2nd
Matt Schwarz 16/Feb Lead O/S

slushy wade fest. want to go back to it. start and final section would be more interesting

with katie
Jen Jones 22/Jan 2nd O/S
guy127917 22/Jan 2nd
with Jen
debaser 30/Apr/16 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 02/Apr/16 Solo rpt
with Graham Drinkwater
paulh.0776 25/Mar/16 2nd
with hmc Ted
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
Col Kingshott 23/Mar/16 AltLd

Stepped out.

Hidden 19/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Solo
JWTM 18/Mar/16 Lead O/S
IanMcC 16/Mar/16 AltLd

Alpine conditions, thawing. Glorious sunshine.

with Malcolm Smith, ade
Alastair MacSween 09/Mar/16 Solo rpt

Surprisingly good conditions considering the heavy overnight snowfall and wade to the base of the route.

Guss1 04/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
danieleaston 04/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Led 1&3. Struggled finding belays!

with Neil, Rob Morgan
Rob Morgan 04/Mar/16 AltLd

Led P2 of 4 pitches. First winter lead, had an interesting time trying to dig out a belay!

Spec 28/Feb/16 Lead

Snow generally in good condition with ice when needed, no cornice to speak off. Mike lead final pitch and Tom's first proper Scottish winter route

with Mike W, Tom B
Mark Bull 28/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
with Mike
annep 27/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Max Clarke 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Did this instead of Wavelength because there were a team having a bit of a nightmare on Wavelength when we arrived at the base of it. Bit of slightly chossy snow in the middle. Generally good fun. With Andy.

Barry Harper 27/Feb/16 AltLd
Ian Campbell 25/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/16 Solo
easers 23/Feb/16 Lead

A bit unconsolidated

with Neil Fairbairn
Ron Rees Davies 17/Feb/16 AltLd
with Matt
rushy11111918 17/Feb/16 Lead
with Ron Rees Davies
Wendy Watthews 15/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Great climb, more interest to it than other gullys of the grade.

arandall 15/Feb/16 2nd

Good route, good weather

JoeCoxson 15/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Great line up the crag, and fun climbing; mostly snow but a bit of ice in places.

Alpenglow 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Adam M, NUMC
JHiley 13/Feb/16 AltLd

The 200m in the SMC guide is more accurate as we did 4 full 60m rope lengths. Lots of loose powder.

with Mike (PCC)
Hidden 11/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 10/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
JoeSchamp 10/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Second ever leads!!! Big day!

with Ed Watson
smithjmw46 08/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Climbed after backing off Wavelength which was not brilliant condition for first climb of the season being both thin and snowy. Trugged up the gully for the enjoyment. Was glad to be finished by the top.

mussonlr 08/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
ma.cecilia 28/Jan/16 2nd O/S
with Aimee Smith, John Orr
aimees 28/Jan/16 2nd
gav 27/Jan/16 2nd O/S
abbeywall 27/Jan/16 Lead
with BMC meet
paul horabin 27/Jan/16 Lead
with gav
Hidden 24/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 11/Apr/15 AltLd
Lmt ?/Apr/15 Lead
Elsier 29/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Kenny., Alison
abbeywall 22/Mar/15 AltLd

Right hand groove

with K
joe.91 22/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Donna
Hidden 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
MPSBunny 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

I led p1, 3 and 5. Robby led the rest.

Zoomer 18/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

MIC training.

with A Student
Roger Cruse 18/Mar/15 AltLd rpt

MIC Training

with Al Gilmour & Glen Bloomer
GStone 16/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/15 Solo
alexm198 06/Mar/15 Solo O/S
easers 04/Mar/15 Solo
drewyule ?/Mar/15 AltLd
with Tom Bain
Hidden 28/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
orb 23/Feb/15 Lead G/U
with Mylo
bedmaster_3000 22/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Horrible weather, climbed apron, then first pitch, backed off due to avalanche risk.

with Richie Mackie
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Solo O/S
francois 21/Feb/15 AltLd
Calum Wadsworth 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Did some alternative and indirect between spiral and crotched gullies, it looked cool and there was no one on it, finished up the top of spiral gully. Nice.

j.buckley87 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climbing with some nice long pitches and great gear where you want it. Very loose boulders on the final pitch, be careful as will clean out your belayer if you knock them down.

scottidog 19/Feb/15 -
peachos 19/Feb/15 -
kegless 12/Feb/15 2nd
with John McCuan
keithru 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 08/Feb/15 Solo rpt
kj001 04/Feb/15 2nd
phil64 04/Feb/15 Lead
with kj001
Hidden 28/Jan/15 Solo
aljones91 27/Jan/15 AltLd

Moved together, awesome route went for the direct but very thin

with Ben hester
cacheson 24/Jan/15 2nd O/S
with Fran Baldacchino
gripped01 23/Jan/15 Lead
with Andy Hughes
plain kitten ??/2015 -
alasdair19 ??/2015 -
Kahti ??/2015 -
Hidden 29/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
gripped01 28/Dec/14 AltLd
with Ade Mellor, Dan Graves
gazzagabb 28/Dec/14 Solo

lean conditions made the climb more sustained than usual. Finished up Crotched Gully as final pitch quite bare.

Hidden 28/Dec/14 -
Chrismith 27/Dec/14 AltLd
with Shane
Hidden 19/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
remi_mcm 14/Apr/14 2nd
Jimmy1976 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Jon
BillyB 14/Apr/14 Lead
with Remi
Hidden 26/Mar/14 Solo
AllanT_87 ?/Mar/14 Lead
with Graeme Marshall
shaunhumphreys 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Teappleby 22/Feb/14 Solo
pete1993 22/Feb/14 Solo rpt
with Tom
JakeWShaw 22/Feb/14 Solo rpt

Banked out, different route to last year!

with Dave, Shaun
JamesRoddie 16/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Alastair MacSween 13/Jan/14 Solo rpt
SUColdo 12/Jan/14 AltLd

tried the direct finish but couldn't get past the cornice at the top. had to down climb and do the normal finish instead.

NickNixon 04/Jan/14 Solo O/S
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
thetradlad 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
yarrow 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Moved together. Bit powdery at the top but good fun.

Coops_13 29/Dec/13 Solo O/S
petejarrett 29/Dec/13 Solo O/S
rashwell ?/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 12/May/13 AltLd
morsg 12/May/13 AltLd
tom_holdsworth 04/May/13 AltLd
with Will Taylor
david0811 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Will, Dave Riley
MrRiley 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together in excellent conditions. Snow softened up a lot by mid day though. Great fun!

with Dave Marshall, Will Owen
Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd
maria85 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Didn't do direct finish as it was melting fast.

with Ronnie
Iain_L_32 ?/Mar/13 AltLd
bennevis 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with paul
Hidden 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
thomaspomfrett 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 -
Hidden 21/Feb/13 -
Hidden 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Louis Hume 19/Feb/13 Lead

Bucket steps in sugar, placing pick in the buckets gave best purchase.

pete1993 09/Feb/13 Lead O/S
stefie c 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Led the top pitch - first Winter lead!

chiverstom 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
freudy_love 09/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Squirrel
franhammond92 09/Feb/13 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 09/Feb/13 Solo
JakeWShaw 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S

First winter route!

with Anna, Pete
drysori 09/Feb/13 AltLd
Matt Harmon 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
terrymccall 08/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart wintersill, steven mccall
Dustin 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 -
Pompey ?/Feb/13 2nd
with johnnyw
Bryan M ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
dellboy 31/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
becoming-stranger 31/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Roped together with Paul & Tom

James S 31/Jan/13 Solo O/S

finished up the first groove giving a good grade 3 pitch.

pak.pako 27/Jan/13 Solo
mrbird 04/Jan/13 -
henbot 03/Jan/13 2nd
with Ben Bradford
Hidden 02/Jan/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Lead O/S
musgravet 01/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with Olly P
Matt Smyth 01/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
mhamiltonj 17/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Lovely route, nice ice pitch on P3.

with Ross Y
Huw Mithan 17/Dec/12 Lead
with Leo Grabowski
Ross Young 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Placed no runners in the whole route! Every belay took about an hour to dig out. Wouldn't advise using the piton on the top belay. Holding an amazing grade III ice pitch. Take screws

with Marnoch
Hidden ?/Dec/12 -
joeydurkin 30/Nov/12 AltLd
with Ali B
Slarti B 17/Feb/12 AltLd

Sophia led Pitches 1,3 and 5. i led 2 and 4. Really mixed conditions, very lean in places, solid water ice, plus frozen turf, rocks and neve. Think we finished up crotched gully because top was bear. Great lead from Sophia on pitch 3. Gale at top, came down goat track on hands and kness becuase of wind!

with Sophia D
bobpilgrem 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Did the first 3 pitches-good mixed climbing with good gear- finished up Crotched Guly as short on time- gale force winds on top made it a battle to get to top of Goat Track !

with Tom
tompilgrem 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

In 5 pitches, did 1,3,5. Finished up crotched gully as not much light left to get down and the wind was getting a bit mental! Had to crawl back to the goat track to get down as couldn't stand up it was so strong! Climbing conditions were good :)

MaxR 14/Feb/12 Lead
MJP 12/Feb/12 2nd
ladymuck 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Grade III variation. With Sandy Allan. First ice climb, perfect conditions.

victim of mathematics 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Set off to do Wavelength, but this looked more appealing. Much better conditions than The Runnel - good ice and turf.

with gwilym
d1griffiths 05/Feb/12 2nd dnf

With Chris Miles as well. We got stuck behind a group on the first pitch and then the second pitch took forever. Weather moved in and then after the third pitch we finished up Easy Gully.

with Danny Church
Milesy 05/Feb/12 AltLd
with Dave G, Danny
Craig Holden ?/Feb/12 Solo dnf

downclimbing shenanigans

willieash ?/Feb/12 -
Hidden 30/Jan/12 Solo
Martin85 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Mapleleaf 28/Jan/12 AltLd

Quite lean conditions. Would probably bump it up a grade.

roberts1234567890 24/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jan/12 2nd
David Barratt 07/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Everything else was busy. made a bit of a mess traversing over to the route but was good fun.

mike.moss 02/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Clay C 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S

First half of this, followed by second half of Crotched Gully. Pretty wild in the gully with strong winds.

with Louise
67hours 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S

The route was not quite in condition... With spindrift and wind quite a mission... My face totally froze... Icy beard, eyes and nose... Found fun belays in some weird positions!

with CatO
Nevis_Ben 20/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/11 AltLd
Hidden 19/Dec/11 AltLd
andysroom 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Kilian, Dave Gent
Chris Banks 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Really nice, varied route with not much difficulty.

frecro 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Zoe Thornton
Alor_lab 04/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
OwenF 04/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Calum, Nikolay
Stephi 04/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Alper
Hidden 04/Dec/11 2nd O/S
mr rob ?/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Sam Warby ?/Dec/11 2nd O/S
jacobfinn 03/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led the middle section. Lower part of climb crap snow and thin. Top two pitches really good. Top route, last of 2010/11 season?

jjax 03/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

led last bit of 1st pitch, and traversing 4th pitch. extremely varied conditions, from firm snow, wet and soggy turf and bare rock

melville18 03/Apr/11 AltLd

lead 1st and last piches, climb only just in nick and more like grade 3 at the moment

Spongebob 29/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
theycallmefrodo 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Dave leading, me and John on second

with John Kirkman, David Tait
joe king 26/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

frozen....in parts

with James Moore, dan towns
DanT 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with James Moore, Paul Rowlands
Hidden 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Roger Cruse 19/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
with Kris
aalper 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Pete Barker 09/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Frenchman
srobison 06/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
daWalt 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 05/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
with Jeanie
Mark Wilson23 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Fitzpatrick, James Davidson
johnrc 04/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with robnz, pete a
pete87abs 04/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with rob, john
nickwhimster 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

with direct finish

with monty
monsteratt 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Nick did the direct (grade III) finish. Was pretty dripping so got a bit cold and miserable towards the end. Walked off in semi-darkness

with Nick Whimster
ElvisLeg 03/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

First Scottish Winter Route

speedymccreedy 03/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead the crux and topped out

Hidden 01/Mar/11 Solo O/S
fall-line 26/Feb/11 Lead
with Sarah Kirton, Karolina Mysiak
gazb 26/Feb/11 AltLd
with felix
yellow 25/Feb/11 AltLd
carl_123 25/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 12/Feb/11 Solo
Anthony Dixon 12/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
benny_m 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
pffft 06/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome day out, first grade ll. Topped out at sunset.

with Simon Baker, Ben Gillies
bengillies 06/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Luke Vincent
benjaminireland 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
cyd0nian 06/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Roch 06/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

With Millhouse, who lead the hard bits.

with MRT
Simon Baker 06/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Carol Goodall 05/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Great day with relaxed but interesting climbing

with Cora Moffat, Sian
gordon henderson 05/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with MRT
SianR 05/Feb/11 2nd

GUMC dinnermeet. Excellent leading from Carol & Cora! I was belay buddy/ biscuit provider. Lots of people on route!

with Cora & Carol
robcrowther 01/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/11 AltLd
tsjx 31/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Direct finish (III)

ladislav 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Second day of the Introduction to Winter Climbing course at Glenmore Lodge.

with Bill Strachan, Brian
Jimmy O 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo
Jim Gaffney 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
t_stork 29/Jan/11 Solo
with Rory Brown, Marcus Brown
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd
Jon Wickham 29/Jan/11 Lead

Thoroughly poor style, but learnt lots.

with Rich Tones
Hidden 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 27/Jan/11 Solo rpt

With Grade III direct finish from bend.

t_stork 27/Jan/11 Lead

Robbies first winter route

with Robbie Adamson
freudy_love 27/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Homebrew165 25/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Sport clipped pre-placed gear

Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Ulgrid 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S

First 2 pitches

with Ross
Hidden 20/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer 19/Jan/11 -

climbed with Gary Connor after work, did the direct finish at III, nice climbing, beautiful sunset

The Mountain Goat 09/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Laurence Davis
r@bag 09/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
knicos 03/Jan/11 AltLd
with Ben Falconer, James Chesmer
Hidden 02/Jan/11 2nd
Batt 01/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Snow a bit variable. Ice getting abit chopped up. Enough nut runners and belays. Lots of interest, good fun!

Lumbering Oaf 01/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Brilliant! First proper winter route and it was great fun!

Hoyes 01/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Also with Box. Belays and runner quite good.

Hidden 01/Jan/11 2nd
Dan Geh 01/Jan/11 2nd O/S
keith hal 01/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Peter Berwick
Hidden 01/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Sofiabaer ?/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Pete23 ?/Jan/11 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Harry Holmes ??/2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 31/Dec/10 Solo rpt
Gregthebadger 31/Dec/10 2nd
thetradlad 30/Dec/10 2nd O/S
with Neil Mackie, Alice Manwaring
Jimb0 29/Dec/10 AltLd
with Ander
Andrew Sandercock 29/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Snow and ice not great at all but still very climbable.

Timo Austino 29/Dec/10 Lead
with Nats
CharlieMack 29/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Palomino1hills 14/Dec/10 Lead
with Andy
easers 13/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/10 AltLd
Kirill 11/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 20/Nov/10 Lead
with Joe Drinkwater, Graham Drinkwater
Hidden 14/Nov/10 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 13/Nov/10 Lead

Grade III chimney to finish

with Graham Hunter, Graham Drinkwater
nicjbuk 09/Apr/10 AltLd
breithorn4164 09/Apr/10 Solo

Little unconsolidated on lower half, climbed the Direct Finish on good steep ice, scary top out on very loose vertical snow

butchyboy73 08/Apr/10 Lead

In really good nick. Climbed in four pitches in excellent weather conditions. Happy days

nicjbuk 30/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
jase burnard 22/Mar/10 2nd
gilbert 21/Mar/10 2nd

Lovely day climbed as a 3

with Stew Boyce
TomKingston 21/Mar/10 Lead
KMoeckell 20/Mar/10 AltLd
mark v 20/Mar/10 2nd

First Winter Climb - and its all a bit different

with Adam Hughes
Tenko 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Helen Spring and Lizzie

Hidden 11/Mar/10 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 10/Mar/10 Solo
MarkDavies36 ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Lead
wi11 18/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Gee
MartF 15/Feb/10 Lead

With Donnie after leading Patey's and then descending Aladdin's Mirror.

Fiddler 15/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Martin Freeman
bigfatbassist 14/Feb/10 AltLd
birbeck 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Heard
Hidden 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Whitty2012 07/Feb/10 Lead
augustus trout 04/Feb/10 2nd O/S

it does have to be said neil dickinson did the thing free solo above the climbing pair

Hidden 04/Feb/10 Lead
tonymw 01/Feb/10 2nd

A brilliant climb in perfect snow and ice conditions. We took the direct finish, which was a mistake owing to the a vertical two metre wall of soft snow at the top. Found it very hard going owing to lack of fitness. It was hard for Gary finding runners and long run outs were needed with the very difficult finish as described above. Sooner him than me.

with Gary Smith
rossn ?/Feb/10 Lead
with Fred Cochrane
George Lewis ?/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Peter Sowerby 30/Jan/10 2nd
with John Holden
Hidden 29/Jan/10 2nd O/S
skittles 26/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
samtho ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S

funky day, crawled onto plateau when topped out.

centurion05 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
PaulCunningham ??/2010 -
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
PaulCunningham ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Alastair MacSween 18/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Dec/09 2nd
d_meacher 16/Dec/09 2nd O/S
tallthinmonkey 13/Dec/09 2nd
with Rafa
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead
amy ?/Dec/09 AltLd
with will_he_fall
isi_o 12/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Only a hill 12/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Took a direct finish up a mixed rib (III) near Pygmy Ridge. A good varied route, plenty of scope for adventurous variations. Isi's second winter alternate lead.

John Kettle 11/Mar/09 Lead
Danny Boy Dunbar 10/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Ben Cludeary
Alastair MacSween 02/Mar/09 Solo
frankcp87 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Bit wet and chossy to start by nice and snowy higher up, finished up crotched gully moving together as we were late for the bus home!

with Doug Smith
Wanderer100 ?/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Dave Everett ?/Mar/09 AltLd
gripped01 ?/Mar/09 Lead
with RAFMA
Hidden 23/Feb/09 AltLd
melville18 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with claire melville
Woodiee 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

was 5 degrees at the bottom of the climb today :s, tho some nice soft ice in places - elsewhere there was wet powder, so had to stick to the frozen staircase - top pitch was un frozen, so lots of loose rocks and unfrozen ground

with sam webb
Angie Lester 20/Feb/09 -
with Paul Lester
mark20 19/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

The right hand groove. Some nice icy and mixed sections. Good gear and belays where needed.

dpe 19/Feb/09 2nd
with Paul D
tiga271 19/Feb/09 AltLd
with mark20
Hidden 19/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
vvanhinsbergh 31/Jan/09 Solo O/S

After backing off Wavelength, having got lost and stood on a snowy ledge for an hour...

Hidden 31/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/09 AltLd
oliverk 25/Jan/09 AltLd dnf

Abbed off in poor weather due to me dropping guidebook.

with Michael
Mountain Llama 17/Jan/09 Lead
with Danny & paul
Hidden 13/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/09 Solo
The_Boy_ODwyer 06/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy and Ian
Alastair MacSween 03/Jan/09 Solo

Grade III chimney to finish

BallsOfSteel 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

our first route of 2009, found the twin grooves a bit harder than grade II in lean but icy conditions in my opinion.

Hidden 01/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
alimckay ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
sheffieldchris ??/2009 -
Mog ??/2009 AltLd
jsrous ??/2009 AltLd
with Sam Bennett
rossn ??/2009 -
KKilroy ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
CalumC 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Fergus Cuthill
Alastair MacSween 20/Dec/08 Solo
lawrenceK ?/Dec/08 AltLd
Dave Latimer ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Peter Rhodes 22/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Finished up left onto Pygmy Ridge at about 3.

mulletcocktail2000 01/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

set off up vortex iv 5. decided to take the easier line to the top after having a quick velocity lesson.

with john and pete
climber130887 02/Apr/08 -
Hidden 23/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
edmitchell 23/Mar/08 AltLd
with kai ren
Hidden 21/Mar/08 Lead
Jonny M 21/Mar/08 2nd O/S
JdotP 15/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a day trip on the train from Edinburgh. Incl. variation in middle.

with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley
Alastair MacSween 11/Mar/08 Solo
Alastair MacSween 04/Mar/08 Solo
absolutebeginner ?/Mar/08 2nd
with robin
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
FrankW 15/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with None
Hidden 13/Feb/08 Lead
masa-alpin 11/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Went off-route to Wavelength and finished on Fluted Buttress Direct, apparently. It was Neil's first winter climbing, and so it turned out to be quite hard for him...

with Neil H
Alastair MacSween 30/Jan/08 Solo
Alastair MacSween 22/Jan/08 Solo
Gawyllie 20/Jan/08 AltLd
with john meechan
Hidden 19/Jan/08 AltLd rpt
alexsharp 06/Jan/08 2nd O/S

In winter moving together

with Steve Beckwith
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
beardy mike ??/2008 -
wee hippy ??/2008 Solo
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
stuaart ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Neil Redgrave
Cardi 20/Dec/07 AltLd

~ 40ft fall whilst trying to make the snow plod more interesting on 1st pitch by going up the ice cascades to the right. Sore head and arse. Helmet and rucksack saved my life. Still completed the climb!

with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 17/Dec/07 AltLd
Sophie Nunn 07/Dec/07 AltLd
annabel hodges ?/Dec/07 2nd

Awesome route that was easy enough to move together on most and had nice bits of ice. Good fun finding the spiral in the first place...

Eccentric ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Bunchuk
hilled101 ?/Dec/07 -
Alastair MacSween 24/Mar/07 Solo
mikecopp 14/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/07 2nd
gripped01 ?/Mar/07 Lead
with Si Moore, Jules Turner
rob1 21/Feb/07 AltLd
with Alex Wellings
crowberry gully 17/Feb/07 -
with Ross McGibbon
HIGHTOWER 17/Feb/07 2nd
with Alba, Steve Price
Hidden 14/Feb/07 2nd
calumalien ?/Feb/07 AltLd
with Pops
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Matt Gordon
Hidden ?/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Lisa M ?/Jan/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Dec/06 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
nic42 ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with dru, Fred
Captain Solo 02/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Alastair MacSween 18/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 26/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd O/S
SteveM 07/Jan/06 AltLd
with Keith
Elastic Jones 06/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Will Vietch
al99 ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

We did a more direct finish up the wall on the left near the top, about 15m at grade 4.

with Joe Spoor
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
keith leonard ??/2006 AltLd
dthomson ??/2006 -
with mary
Si dH 07/Dec/05 AltLd O/S

Thick loose powder made htis pretty hard in places, with just a bit of bare rock underneath and not enough of the snow in places to kick steps. Pretty worrying!

with Kane Chandler
ginger 04/Dec/05 -
Captain Solo 14/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
manmike ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Howard J 06/Mar/04 Lead dnf

With John W and Rachel Poor condtions so we abbed off after the 1st pitch

with Yves Puccetti
steev ?/Jan/04 -
with Kimball
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Andy Munro
Alastair MacSween 15/Mar/03 Solo
djking1983 24/Feb/03 AltLd
with Ian Evans
Smelly Fox 11/Jan/03 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2003 Solo O/S
Rob Pitt ??/2003 -
mike.moss ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 31/Dec/02 Solo rpt
Mark Stevenson 29/Dec/02 Lead O/S
malc 04/Feb/02 AltLd
with Adele
bandersnatch ??/2002 AltLd
with Mairi B
Ally Smith ??/2002 Lead

Date a guess; sometime between 2002 & 2006

steveP ?/Mar/01 AltLd O/S
with Ed Coote
Gman ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Carl, Rich
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Iain F
abbeywall 14/Jan/01 AltLd
with K
Hidden ?/Jan/01 Lead
joe king ??/2001 -
rob k 16/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
with N Smeeton
Alastair MacSween 04/Mar/00 Solo

Grade III chimney exit.

Alastair MacSween 26/Feb/00 Solo
Alastair MacSween 26/Feb/00 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/00 AltLd
John Pickles ?/Jan/00 Solo O/S
jgordon75 ??/2000 Solo

Done a number of times

brockers ??/2000 -
with CarlZ
Sime64 ?/Dec/99 AltLd
with Steve M
jl 10/Jan/99 Lead O/S

Moved together

with Pippa
jlury ?/Jan/99 AltLd
with julian avery
Hidden ?/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Hidden 17/Nov/98 AltLd
Jamie B ?/Jan/98 AltLd
with Mark Taylor
Tarquin ??/1998 -
andrewbooth1000 15/Feb/97 AltLd
with Matt Munro
icescrew ?/Jan/97 AltLd
with Ian Hill
pingora 11/Dec/96 AltLd O/S
with Shaun R
OMR 31/Mar/96 2nd
Colin Mcgregor 31/Mar/96 Lead
nickdonohue 11/Mar/96 2nd

As MIC guinea pig

Hidden ?/Feb/96 AltLd O/S
michaelb1 ?/Feb/95 AltLd
with Dave Sheahan, A Kenny
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/94 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/94 Solo
Hidden 30/Dec/93 AltLd
nai 28/Dec/92 AltLd
with tlr & Woz
tlr 26/Dec/92 2nd
with Pom
Andy Say 06/Apr/91 Solo
Yourlead 08/Apr/90 AltLd
with Kevin
Mick King 14/Mar/90 AltLd
with Paul "Doc" Lishman
mark-abz 09/Mar/90 Solo
Raggar 01/Mar/90 AltLd
with Steve S
Mickdenali ?/Feb/90 -
with Bob Macleod
surfbish ?/Feb/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/88 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/87 -
Steve Crowe 19/Feb/86 AltLd O/S

In descent

with Arthur Collins, Dave Monteith
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1986 Solo
Hidden ??/1983 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/80 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1978 -
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High II/III
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High II
Mid II
Low II
High I/II
Mid I/II
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Votes cast 51
Votes cast 48
Style of ascent
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