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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.


ClimberDateStyle
Stuart Hurworth 17/Mar AltLd O/S

Great route, lead easy p1, steve did variation on p2, up left chimney then delicate balancey traverse across blocks to regain right chimney - good moves! I lead off p3, but found huge pile of loose tv sized blocks directly above belay after I tried to torque bottom one and they all moved! Scary. Delicately bridged over them avoiding touch. Carried on up wider chimney above, belayed on pedestal on left. Steve did p4 up and leftwards, with some great interesting moves, with good hooks. Really enjoyed this bit! Did get very cold on belays though - need to tell myself to always get jacket and mitts out even if warm when arriving! Good route, with lots of rests but was generally poor for axes with most progress being made by bridging and pushing off with hands, no ice to speak of! BEWARE THE LOOSE ROCK!

with Steve Graham
Hidden 10/Mar AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 10/Mar AltLd O/S

P2&4, good line, just enough ice today but could have done with a bit more.....made it a bit more engaging in places. Bit run out at times but good gear when you got it

PeteLoveless 09/Mar 2nd O/S
with Ben Gibson
Michael Morrell 09/Mar AltLd

Very lean! Super run out and a bit sketchy... Climbed on a very cold day with high winds combined with quite exposed belay ledges made it a bit spicey!

Hidden 13/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
nclarey 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Interesting condition - first 10m section basically protection free but Paul led in great style. Second pitch led by Ricardo, tenuous at times and under quite a lot of powder. I topped out, quite mixed and great fun.

with Paul Bolton, Ricardo da Silva
andybroadway 05/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Great climb. Good neve but all the cracks were frozen up meaning there was little protection - quite run out!

Bob1984 05/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Fun climb. Led P1 and P3. Limited pro.

with Andrew Broadway
Ewanski ?/Mar/16 AltLd
with Bruce M
Brucemacrosson ?/Mar/16 AltLd
with Ewanski
EamonH 27/Feb/16 2nd
with Mark, Richard T
Finn Curry 10/Feb/16 2nd
with Paul Warnock
Hidden 07/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 07/Feb/16 AltLd
with Oli
davesa 03/Feb/16 AltLd
HosteDenis 03/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Friedemann
JackM92 31/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
NickNixon 29/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Colin Mcgregor 20/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/16 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 17/Jan/16 AltLd rpt
Liam Ingram 17/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Excellent varied route. Good neve in the starting gully at the moment.

Hidden 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
elliptic 16/Jan/16 AltLd
with Max
abbeywall 16/Jan/16 AltLd dog

In 4 pitches splitting p2. Led 1 and 4. Slipped off the first bulge on p4 on the first go. A tricky move on p3 without ice in the grooves. P4 interesting series of boukder problems

with RL, K
Pete Graham 13/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Fiona, Rocio
joeflan 09/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
mjw ??/2016 2nd
with MB
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden 11/Dec/15 2nd
Col Kingshott 02/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Climbed under lots of powder. Def V,5.

amccann 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches.

with Matt H
Matt Harmon 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

led P2 and top section.

Teappleby 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Really fun route. soloed first pitch and then roped up below the first chimney. then did 5 pitches (top 3 short due to ropedrag). great climbing and alot of powder on the second half. (although didn't think this made it much harder than it would have been without it, like the guidebook says, definitely still only IV). really nice climbing though, and great leads by shaun on his first grade IV, despite the barndoor! :p

shaunhumphreys 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

First Grade IV ace climbing all the way up! bit powdery near the top. Not sure how i didn't fall out of the top of the mini chimney on the 3rd pitch when my axes ripped and barndoored. Proprerly sick day out tho! overly psyched for winter after this!!

with Tom A
chris smith 29/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
danJBA 27/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Kayan 27/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/15 AltLd
plain kitten ??/2015 -
GordonAinslie ??/2015 AltLd
Nick Wallis ??/2015 -
with BMC international meet
bandersnatch ??/2015 -
with Mairi B
RocKalina 29/Dec/14 -
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd
Manix 28/Dec/14 2nd O/S

First winter climb :)

with Robert Taylor
Roberttaylor 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S
gripped01 28/Dec/14 AltLd
with Ade Mellor, Dan Graves
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd
Harry Holmes 27/Dec/14 AltLd

Moving together

with Anna Wells
Hidden 17/Dec/14 AltLd
Ally Baba 16/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Gav Swinton
alasdair19 ?/Dec/14 -
Spongebob ?/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 -
Nemo9 12/Mar/14 AltLd

Alpine conditions, grade II/III today, good neve for most of route. Great fun.

with Jim
Pete Rigby 16/Jan/14 AltLd
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 16/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/14 Lead O/S
arandall 14/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Really good in the gullys, and an interesting amount on powder above them.

JoeCoxson 14/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Best climb for our week in Jan. Seconded all the pitches. Loose, deep snow in parts, but really good climbing in the Gully. Interesting awkward step on loose snow about halfway up third pich which was fun; everyone doing it a different way.

Hidden 05/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Tim Rodgers 29/Dec/13 AltLd
with Matt Greenwood
annep 28/Mar/13 AltLd

Lead P1 and P3. Greg did the approach pitch (dodgy snow), P2 and the snowslope/cornice at the top. A great day and the climb was in really good condition.

colin fagan 03/Mar/13 2nd

Done the first two pitches with some nice ice on second pitch, then finished up wavelenth. Part of a weekend being guided by Kevin.

Ken Applegate 26/Feb/13 Lead

Great route. The ice throughout is quite thin and bullet hard in places, but the climbing itself was very good.

with Sue, Phil
Hidden 26/Feb/13 2nd
sj87 26/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
michael83 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
robgixer ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with michael kirby
Hidden 12/Dec/12 AltLd
Harry Ellis 03/Dec/12 AltLd
Steven Andrews 03/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

A thin ribbon of thin ice at the back of the lower chimney in its steepest section proved pretty helpful. Hard and sustained in these conditions and a great climb for it!

with Harry
Hidden 02/Dec/12 AltLd
ferdia 05/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Hard condition. Led 1, 3 and 5.

with Calum
benkelsey 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Did the last two pitches of this in the dark. very lean and some loose blocks. Great climbing, but got back to the bus at about 10pm. well done Anna for getting up this! tech 5 maybe? in those conditions

with Jake Young, Anna
pmurdy 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben, Anna
GaryK 24/Jan/12 AltLd
with Karlis Berdarlis
R0bbie 07/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Finished up wavelength.

with Taba
pete87abs ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Rosie Crossley, rob
Guy Wilson ?/Jan/12 -
with Jon Sanders
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
peter.herd 10/Dec/11 2nd

First mountain route and fiery introduction to winter climbing! Awesome!

with Marcus Brown, Rory Brown
Hidden 10/Dec/11 AltLd
George Ormerod 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Excellent route, sustained interest. Might have ended up on the top pitch of Wavelength, but whatever we did, it was as hard as the previous lower pitches.

with Mark
Mark Young 19/Mar/11 AltLd
andrew sandercock 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

First IV mixed route. Connor lead the 1st proper pitch to see if it would go as we were not sure of condition. The only consistent thing about the ice is its lack of quantity and quality. I led the second pitch as we both reckoned it looked easier, it was not as it turned out to be the crux pitch. A scary and tenuous lead mainly on hooks; but nevertheless, a lead that I won't forget - very happy that I managed to get up it without falling, especially after a minor slip mid pitch. There's plenty of gear to be had but we did smash a lot of the ice out so probably not recommendable in its current state. An amazing day out, the best winter day out I've ever had probably!

with Connor Cussell
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Lead
J1PEF 29/Jan/11 -
Hidden 21/Jan/11 AltLd
freudy_love 21/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Davy Moy
R0bbie 11/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Taba
jfmchivall 08/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Mark Gorin
Hidden 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
inuklm 06/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Moodie
Hidden 04/Jan/11 AltLd
allyrocke 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
rcammack 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
andymoin 02/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome, mucho ice made it nice to climb but bold in places as gear was hard to locate. I've wanted to climb this for so long and it lived up to my expectations, 4 amazing verifying pitches and 2 filler pitches at the beginning and end.

with Mark Jarvie
markjarvie 02/Jan/11 -

Intresting throughout :-)

Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Clay C 30/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry A
Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd
Dustin 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Ingram
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead
mark v 21/Mar/10 2nd

Really enjoyable - but at my limit for now with B1 Boots and Walking Crampons.

with Adam Hughes
Hidden 15/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/10 AltLd
lachlan 11/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with daniel sutherland
Daniel Sutherland 09/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Days don't get better. perfect condition, perfect wether. Awesome

freemanTom 23/Feb/10 Lead dnf

Somehow convinced myself this was the runnel! Was just attracted by the soaring chimney line through the buttress. Wasn't much ice and had grade II head on so soon backed off. Unfinished business, I will be back.

with Paul Davies
clare-deV 20/Feb/10 2nd
with swann, ewen
Adam1973 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Alex
Hidden 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
davefount 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
ewen 20/Feb/10 Lead
with james swann, clare-dev
Hidden 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Thefly 16/Feb/10 AltLd
with Nick Hocking, andy smith
John Pickles 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
lemon 04/Feb/10 -
with Lismore
Hidden 04/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
jamestheyip 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Did with power snow cover. Very hard to protect. Would have been a better climb when it's drier. Still pretty good route.

with Alejandro Garcia
el cholo 24/Jan/10 2nd O/S
bridget143 18/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Nisbet
Hidden 17/Jan/10 2nd O/S
mikelaing ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Ian Whitehead
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden 21/Dec/09 2nd
Smelly Fox 21/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route. Hard to protect today.

with Gus MacPherson
Somerset swede basher 20/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan Wicks
Hidden 20/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
robertmichaeladams 19/Dec/09 AltLd

Interesting experience, pretty cold and lots of spindrift but lots of good ice to climb, not much gear (no ice screws ... doh)

with Tom
tomdude 19/Dec/09 AltLd

sweet. took a while but we got there in the end. cold day

with rob
Greg Boswell 18/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Peter Boswell, James Dunn
SWalls 13/Dec/09 AltLd
with Marcus Brown, Tom Stork
t_stork 13/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Marcus Brown, Steve Walls
Alco-nomic ?/Dec/09 AltLd
HimTiggins 07/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Bart
tebs 07/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Tim led the first pitch - the route as a whole was really good value.

with Tim
mulletcocktail2000 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

good route. lots of verglas on pitch 1 and 2 made climbing interesting and gear placements poor.

with john
morsy 15/Feb/09 AltLd
with gerhard mors
Hidden 01/Feb/09 2nd
jonnie3430 01/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Rich
goingupintheworld 01/Feb/09 2nd
with Jonnie
k2scott ??/2009 -
Sandy Simpson 20/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

cracking route. First garde IV

with brian duthie
Chad123 20/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Fun climb, first pitch is the tricky one, which was fairly mixed today with some ice and neve...nice day on the hill....

with Emily
BallsOfSteel 10/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/08 AltLd
French Erick 30/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

perfect turf.

with Simon Christie
Captain Solo 01/Mar/08 AltLd
with Ewan
gaz.marshall ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Jones
Hidden 18/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 18/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Alistair
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
wee hippy ??/2008 Lead
with john jones
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
decs 11/Dec/07 AltLd
with Sam Hawkins
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
dave_tomlin 31/Mar/07 2nd

nice route

with Tom Evans
Hidden 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/07 AltLd
furry 16/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul W
Hidden 10/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 -
Yourlead 18/Dec/06 AltLd
with Graham Penny
Jim Haydock 10/Mar/06 2nd
with G. Ettle & Owen Samuels
oor wullie ?/Feb/06 -
with Risto kalampa
francis blunt ?/Jan/06 Lead
with Joe Williams
alpinist63 ?/Jan/06 AltLd
geoff b 16/Feb/05 AltLd

A good route in very poor condition! Mostly slush.

with Dr. Nick
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/04 AltLd
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Andy Munro
Hidden 17/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden 21/Feb/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/03 AltLd O/S
dangates ??/2003 -
with Kirk Watson
zero six ??/2003 AltLd O/S
john irving ??/2003 -

Climbed with Katherine, 14 weeks pregnant.

tompercy ?/Dec/02 -
with Jonny M
Hidden 13/Feb/01 AltLd
NeilGriffiths 28/Dec/00 -
with Adrian Pedley, Paul Tucker
innes ??/2000 -
Billg 30/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden 09/Mar/97 AltLd
Hidden 22/Dec/96 AltLd
nickdonohue 17/Mar/96 AltLd
with Caley Latham
Hidden 07/Mar/96 AltLd
mattnuttall 03/Feb/96 Lead O/S
with Dave Owen
jlury ?/Mar/95 2nd
with Paul Bale, Jon Hart
Andy Say 17/Feb/95 Lead
pingora 07/Apr/94 AltLd rpt
with Ian
pingora 26/Jan/93 -
with Blaggers
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ?/Dec/91 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/91 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/90 AltLd
Yourlead 03/Dec/89 AltLd
with Doug Rennie
Hidden ?/Mar/89 Solo O/S
Steve Crowe 19/Feb/86 2nd O/S
with Arthur Collins, Dave Monteith
Bruce Kerr 18/Jan/86 AltLd
with Grahame Nicoll
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