Could be a boring snow plod. Tremendous outing in lean conditions, with one technical move to get over the chokestone.

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Dan Ashwood 20/Jan AltLd O/S

Slightly lean gave it a III feel. Lead pitch 1 & 2 out of 4. Chockstone required some fairly technical drytooling as the only alternative to abing down.

with ckenny
Camric 20/Jan AltLd

Lead second pitch. Partner lead first and third. The large chockstone was completely unfilled and very very difficult.

with Will At
Hidden 20/Jan Lead rpt
ckenny 20/Jan AltLd

Turf improving to top. Snow build up at chockstone really lacking, requiring series of committed hooks to follow crack system / boulders up and left. Strenuous and overhanging, definitely felt more like a tech 5 or 6 than tech 4; group behind us claimed it was harder than anything on Savage Slit. Checked other UKC photos and snow ramp to chockstone shows 1-1.5m build up of more snow than conditions we faced. Can anyone verify? Great day out all in all!

LaurenM22 20/Jan 2nd


scotclimb 19/Jan AltLd O/S
with Mark scott
CarlosTT 14/Dec/18 Lead

Really windy on the plateau and chokestone in a lean conditions. More a grade III today.

with Jaime
Jamie Skelton 02/Dec/18 AltLd O/S
morageagleson 02/Dec/18 AltLd O/S
Jimmy1976 10/Apr/18 AltLd O/S
with Jon
Alastair MacSween 28/Mar/18 Solo rpt

In good condition. Easy chockstone.

Alastair MacSween 24/Mar/18 Solo rpt

Good build up. Easy chockstone.

Basemetal 26/Feb/18 AltLd

Perfect Neve approach, Crusty ice, easy chockstone.

GermanAlex 22/Feb/18 Solo O/S

Looked scary from afar, lovely gully once there. A much more relaxed solo than The Vent earlier. At times like climbing a river of flowing snow/ spindrift. Extremely windy on the plateau.

Robbie Blease 20/Feb/18 Solo O/S
NickBrown 17/Feb/18 AltLd

Buried under meters of snow and rime. A shovel might have been helpful. Corrie surprisingly quite despite the fine blue skies and sun.

norwooderson 17/Feb/18 AltLd
Billy Beck 30/Jan/18 AltLd

soloed first pitch, matt led second pitch and i ran up the end bit(which was like <10m and not worth mentioning). Felt sketchy getting to the first belay point, Matt breezed up really confidently as I crawled onto it absolutely bricking myself. Wasn't a fan of how we walked off...

Matt Boyd 30/Jan/18 Lead O/S
nickcj 29/Jan/18 Lead
Ken Christie 13/Jan/18 Lead O/S
with Robin Bennie
rockstott 10/Jan/18 Solo
OliverRoss 06/Jan/18 AltLd O/S

Abbed off the top due to lack of build up for the step.

with AlistairBerridge, Alasdair Dickinson
AlistairBerridge 06/Jan/18 AltLd O/S

Lead P2, abbed off at the chockstone.

with Alasdair Dickinson, OliverRoss
JSCB ??/2018 -
Hidden ??/2018 -
ChuckMaurice ??/2018 2nd
Steven Carter ??/2018 Lead
Claireybloomers 30/Dec/17 2nd

First winter climb- eek!

andy dunn 30/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Solid turf seemed to be present where needed. Chockstone wasn’t banked out. Took a couple of burly pulls to get up and around on the left.

evanc77 28/Dec/17 AltLd
with Potsy
Potsy 28/Dec/17 AltLd

Good day out with Evan, really enjoyed this route, 4 pitches. Still quite bare but had some ice and frozen turf. More fresh powder than we'd expected. The choke stone was a bit mental, Evan had that pleasure and had to come up with a very inventive move on its right, more like III today.

with evanc77
myrddinmuse 18/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

First Scottish winter climb with Leo ZG! Lead the first pitch only, big old lump of ice (with the cracks weren't too full of ice for chocks though... :( Awesome pitches all.

with leo-z-g
leo-z-g 18/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

Was supposed to do the rampart but completely missed the start of it. This was a fun route though. Felt more like III 4 though in the lean conditions.

SJPowderham1 29/Nov/17 Lead

Oceans of rime, loads of spin drift and mostly unconsolidated powder. Chockstone was entertaining

Hidden 25/Nov/17 Lead
Kirill 25/Nov/17 Lead dnf

Failed to get over the choke stone. Unreasonably hard. Escaped via Rampant.

Kike Kikon 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S

With Angie

bljp 19/Nov/17 -

Soloed up to step. Step felt a bit spicy without build up. Lean but well frozen

Hidden 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
joeflan 19/Mar/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
patrickhoey32 18/Mar/17 Lead O/S
annastudholme 01/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Soft powder on initial section...almost had to swim Up! Got to the chockstone and nothing banked up. The weather was turning, no visibility, wind getting up. Abbed off and walked out in the dark. Epic fail ...

with Hayley
andycash 15/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
Harrisonrhughes 12/Feb/17 Lead

Snow level low so crux was the chockstone, technical move over it.

Hidden 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
RWW 22/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Very lean. Some snow, bit of ice, lot of rock. Lead chockstone crux. Opted for big crack on left. Fun route. Low Grade III given conditions.

with Andy H
peter.herd 14/Jan/17 AltLd
MJProSkater 12/Jan/17 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jan/17 AltLd
Steven Andrews 04/Jan/17 AltLd

Very lean conditions meant some fun was had at the chockstone.

Harry Ellis 04/Jan/17 AltLd
graemew ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 2nd
andrewmcb 01/Dec/16 -
plummet 10/Apr/16 AltLd
with Bree
Hidden 10/Apr/16 AltLd
axelgrease 08/Apr/16 Lead

Banked-up with a two inch crust which hits the sweet spot (thick enough for the picks but thin enough for a couple of bashes with the feet for good steps). Don't look up though; you might get a face-full of icy chips from the sunny right wall. Hardly even grade 2.

with Kate
swmackey 04/Mar/16 Lead
olliepocock 04/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Zoomer 04/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Headed over after everything on Fluted was mobbed. Snow ok and good gear (that required digging out). Short lived.

with Sean
Hidden 23/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 18/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Whitty2012 13/Feb/16 Solo
Alastair MacSween 06/Feb/16 Solo
with Graham Drinkwater
Hidden 01/Feb/16 Solo
loic.menzies ?/Feb/16 AltLd
with Jen Mason
Mr. K 25/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Very thin and melty! BMC International Winter Meet.

with Gregory Attard
Benjamin Mitchell 23/Jan/16 2nd O/S

Moved together

Hidden 23/Jan/16 2nd
Knut 09/Jan/16 AltLd rpt

Surprisingly difficult 1st pitch (not much snow/ice build up), and again tricky move over the chokestone.

bencoope 09/Jan/16 AltLd
with Knut
Jameskelly200 09/Jan/16 AltLd

Nice route snow bit soft in places

with Andy Wilson
simondunf 09/Jan/16 -

Quit lean so fun, moving together

with Ruari
alexcummings95 08/Jan/16 2nd O/S
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 03/Dec/15 2nd
Hidden 14/Nov/15 Lead
Ewanski 29/Mar/15 Solo
Brucemacrosson 29/Mar/15 Solo
with Ewanski
Robertgiddy 29/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd
HelenB 14/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Mark Morgan
BallsOfSteel 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Fun wee Jaunt

geoff b 19/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

A great romp to the top. Nothing else appeared to be in from the cwm's base but we spotted The Seam on the way up, it looked in condition & so we headed over there.

with Dr. Nick
Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd
tk4210 12/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Led the 2nd pitch 50 to 60m to just below the chockstone which was easy cause we had quite a bit of snow. Soloed off to the top from there.

with Aidan Mcguffie
Hidden 12/Feb/15 Lead
esther 07/Feb/15 AltLd
dodfoster 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with esther
rons 24/Jan/15 AltLd

Extreme winds and lots of loose snow, hardly any ice. Still fun though.

Hidden 24/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Matthew Martin Wsm 20/Jan/15 2nd O/S

was full of deep unconsolidated snow, only 2 good axe placements higher up, cold battle up but loved it! :)

with ian marshall
Knut 05/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Pretty lean on the top pitch. Tricky moves over the chokestone and the top.

TAG_UTLEY 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Good amount of snow and ice on lower portion of route, but a bit lean higher up by both chockstones.

with Colin
Hidden ??/2015 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
Alastair MacSween 30/Dec/14 Solo rpt
tatz45 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with bionik
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Dec/14 Lead rpt
gazzagabb 16/Dec/14 Lead

Deep, unconsolidated snow in gully. The chockstone at the top of the gully was quite an obstacle, requiring a determined approach! This was the first time I had encountered it, despite having climbed the route a few times before.

Hidden 29/Mar/14 -
RocKalina 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/14 AltLd
Jenny Hall 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with oli bonfield-jones, Louis
Rob84 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Mel's first winter route - pretty full-on conditions with upwards blasting spindrift and strong winds but the route was in excellent nick.

with mel_1
Louis Hume 23/Mar/14 Lead

Neve improving with height. Spindrift fest, great views. Really good photo op at the peg after leaving the top of the couloir.

with Oli, Jenny Hall
luckyjim 16/Mar/14 AltLd


with D Helm
luckyjim 13/Mar/14 Solo
Alastair MacSween 12/Mar/14 Solo rpt
whereisboo 10/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Seconded this route at the end of the winter season. Great condition considering. Was my first winter climb. Found it easy most of the way, with only one patch of near horizontal ice that took a little more thought. Excellent weather, with little wind and a slight snow fall. Plenty of snow. Just on the edge of freezing. Great fun for a first attempt. Ian Stewart, who led, felt it was a good quality grade II.

Hidden 10/Mar/14 -
Lawrie Brand 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Laing
betathief 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
French Erick 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with DaveHK
Andrew Wilson 05/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Scary top out.

justaddpowder 03/Mar/14 Lead

Heavy snow build up, finished up the steps of the direct route about grade 3/4

with Nathan Robbins
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
picasso 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead
ipegg 01/Mar/14 AltLd
aalper ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Sandra_M, Karolina
Ryan23 ?/Mar/14 AltLd O/S


Hidden 28/Feb/14 Lead O/S
matthewspence 26/Feb/14 2nd
Alex Munnery 26/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Colin Dyer 25/Feb/14 Lead
with Andrew McBennett
Hidden 25/Feb/14 AltLd
Hidden 25/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Danny Crump 25/Feb/14 Lead
with John Andrews
Calum Wadsworth 22/Feb/14 Solo dnf

Soloed first pitch then held Sams Massive fall, after which we made a retreat back to the ski center.

with Sam A
dannyboy83 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S

This scottish winter stuff can be fun

with beneole
MartF 20/Feb/14 Solo β

Solo climb up Fiacaill Couloir after climbing a seemingly unnamed line in the twin ribs area. No sign of either of the 2 large chokestones that I recall from my previous visit. Snow in much better condition having softened on Wednesday and then had a refreeze overnight.

with Matt
Hidden 20/Feb/14 Solo
Jo sumner 09/Feb/14 2nd
Teappleby 07/Feb/14 Solo

Banked right up. Couldn't traverse out once topping the couloir section due to too much snow, so did an alternative which involved moves of about 4.

MSchobitz 07/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Nice easy climbing up the obvious couloir. We must have done a direct finish which felt about tech grade 4 with no gear. Those 3 meters were not so easy anymore.

david harvey ?/Feb/14 2nd O/S
jon clayton 28/Jan/14 Solo

Crazy solo, completely loaded. I should have known better. had to punch pigeon holes from half height and tread my axes shaft deep sideways just to stay on !!!!

elliptic 22/Jan/14 -

A token route on a poor day, banked out all the way.

Hidden 20/Jan/14 Solo
Julesthe1st 17/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Lots of snow. Bit of a plod.

with Ed Worsley
martinh13 17/Jan/14 AltLd
with Kenny
Daniela Balslev 16/Jan/14 AltLd β
with Khalid
JamesRoddie 16/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Heavy cover of firm snow. Chockstone totally buried.

ed251 16/Jan/14 2nd O/S
khalidq 16/Jan/14 AltLd β

Coached up by Gelnmore Lodge instructor, Colin.

carl_123 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/14 AltLd
Paul Collins 09/Jan/14 AltLd rpt
alias dave 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Very busy, queuing for most routes on the crag. Well banked up with snow. All cracks on the crag are filled with ice making gear quite hard to place. Heard a lot of shouting from other routes in regards to lack of good gear. Pretty sure I took a direct finish making life a lot harder than it should of been. Good day out.

Rasherz 04/Jan/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Chrismith 26/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Shane
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead dnf
malone 23/Nov/13 2nd dnf
SUColdo 22/Nov/13 AltLd

All easy until the chock stone which was hard due to little build up, but well protected.

victorhearnyeates 10/Nov/13 AltLd dnf

Very out of condition, bailed at the chockstone, would love to come back and try it again in condition

Alastair MacSween 13/Apr/13 AltLd
with Graham Hunter
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
JS1346 10/Apr/13 2nd
Alastair MacSween 01/Apr/13 Solo rpt

Climbed it twice. Dropped one of my gloves from just below the chockstone. Went down via Fiacail Ridge and met Donnie (CMRT) just starting up Couloir and who had recovered my glove. Many thanks, and I owe him a beer. Weather fantastic and Couloir in great condition so I went back up.

Pompey ?/Apr/13 2nd
with JohnnyW
joesmith 10/Mar/13 AltLd
Dave Richards 04/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Wasn't feeling on the ball but we moved together for the first section before pitching.

with sjbrook
Hidden 04/Mar/13 -
sjbrook 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Easy, lots of snow in it.

with Dave Richards, PMC
Kaiser999 02/Mar/13 AltLd
jordan taylor 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Lancer ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Great conditions- a nice route, especially love the upper part.

with Charlie Burbridge
benclimbing ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Lisa Fullerton
DaveJ 11 28/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
sam_owen41 22/Feb/13 -
annep 20/Feb/13 2nd

Better condition than first time round.

ferdia 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Ben McKeown, Anne Pulli
Cadairmanuk 19/Feb/13 2nd
with John Weale
Truan 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
andrzej kierzek 17/Feb/13 Lead rpt

It was completely different experience than when I did it first time in 2010. The snow was slush. Sadly there was a pile of slushy snow under the chokestone move and I decided not to step on it. Followed steps to the right, where everybody were exiting through the snow.

hydraulicwave 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/13 2nd O/S
ramsy71 10/Feb/13 AltLd
with k, Neil Machon
tomdude 10/Feb/13 Solo
robertmichaellovell 10/Feb/13 Solo

wild day, white out on the plateau

with tomdude
JakeWShaw 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
pete1993 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
kj001 07/Feb/13 2nd
with phil64
phil64 07/Feb/13 Lead
with kj001
ianwikeley ?/Feb/13 -
robgixer ?/Feb/13 Lead
lcullum7 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with alexm198, Charlie Kenzie
tomblankenstein 26/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Deep powder snow, slow going as held up behind other group. Walked off in the dark.

Bob1984 26/Jan/13 Lead
with Tom Blankenstein
alexm198 26/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Luke led P1, across the snowfield. I led the rest. Group in front slowed us down considerably, finished in the dark with headtorches!

with Charlie Kenzie, lcullum7
annep 24/Jan/13 AltLd
pwb1981 24/Jan/13 -
tim newton 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd
Adrianw 13/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Tricky over the chockstone due to lack of buildup

with John Vaughan
malteserEd 13/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Jan/13 AltLd
aljones91 11/Jan/13 AltLd
joermann 07/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jan/13 Solo O/S
benjaminireland 01/Jan/13 Lead

Moved together. No Gear

rosieposey14 01/Jan/13 -

Moved together, no gear really at all, got a little lost on top out had top traverse round down climb then climb up. Lots of ice, typical wild Scottish day :)

mrj_langley ?/Jan/13 2nd
Nemo9 ?/Jan/13 AltLd
with Col
Hidden ??/2013 -
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
sheffieldchris ??/2013 -
lou_rankine ??/2013 -
michaelmurray 30/Dec/12 -

Up the right hand side of the couloir. Mostly moved together with a couple of short pitches near the top. Pretty sparse gear but excellent and wild day out topping out into 90mph winds!

with Nick Strange, Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, jaamez
jaamez 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Wild and snowy

with Matthew Myerscough, michaelmurray, Ray Birch
jonnie3430 27/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Went up the left instead of the right this time, still not much gear. Had grand ambitions to do something else, but left my spare axes at home. Glad someone was on Invernookie, because I think I would have found it quite spicy with one axe. Good neve, crux easy due to build up. Simon's first winter route.

with Simon
joeydurkin 24/Dec/12 Lead
with Liz F
RUDIN.J.D.H 17/Dec/12 2nd O/S

Really enjoyable route. Decent conditions. Though cold belay stances. Interesting 3rd pitch below chockstone.

with Sarah Acheson
Ross Young 15/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Great climb that didn't have the big queue like Invernookie

mhamiltonj 15/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
PeteLoveless 13/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben Gibson, Chris Ward
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Lead
Gibson27 ?/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Lean conditions in places but great wee route with a cool few moves over the chock stone and the exit at the top.

SarahA ?/Dec/12 Lead
radioshed 04/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Plungeman 04/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and a very un-banked out pitch 3. A little more than 1 technical move required!

Pete Barker 15/Apr/12 Lead dnf

Too thin, turned back at the chokestone.

with Lizzie
James Mackin ?/Mar/12 AltLd
benkelsey 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

great little route, easier than it looks all the way. nice.

with Jake Young, Anna
Jake Young 11/Feb/12 AltLd
Mark Wilson23 07/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Mark Fitzpatrick
nicjbuk 07/Feb/12 AltLd
with ross nicol esq
stratandrew 04/Feb/12 2nd

Tried the Seam/Invernookie - got a couple of pitches up but too full of waiting climbers and bored and cold waiting in the spindrift and high winds so abbed into Fiacall Couloir. Took some good lines and it was in great condition. Not too banked out over the top chockstones so it got a III today. Gareth & Colin led alternate pitches. I seconded today

with Colin Maddison, gw3285
becoming-stranger 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Bob1984 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
jon_ridley 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Strachan ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Awesome route in lean conditions

Johannes Petersen ?/Feb/12 Lead
with Joe Gibson
groliver26 30/Jan/12 2nd
with grp
grp 30/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Sam Warby 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Oceanic 28/Jan/12 -

The crux chockstone looked to be easy III under today's conditions. We decide to climb a 'more sporting' crack which splits the wall that lies to the left of the crux chockstone. We found this variation to be a bit more sporting than we expected, but thankfully it is well protected (III,5). I think that this variation is worth mentioning, as I guess that on a very thin day it might be preferable to the cracks on either side of the chockstone.

Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd
DaveMo 26/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Difficult with the lack of snow. Lead the second pitch up a direct line but the climb got much harder where the gully was blocked with large boulders that would usually be covered with snow. Solid but sparse gear placements in the rock at the sides with the odd ice screw.

with Gareth Davies, Simon Woodcock
Bristoldave 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Some very Scottish weather

with clay
Clay C 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
suess 14/Jan/12 -

a good lead by BMacR in very lean conditions, especially at the chockstone

MartF 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Not a lot of snow. Could have done with some more to get a bit higher for the step/chockstone thing in the middle of the couloir. Much thrutching in a testament to my summer technique!

with Fonze
lithos 07/Jan/12 AltLd

pouring spindrift up and down in a hoolie. mostly ok

with chris v
1918hasti 02/Jan/12 AltLd
with Doc, Paul Bradwell
thetradlad 01/Jan/12 AltLd

Soloed except crux pitch (Jack Lead) - Very little snow/ice so hard maneuver around chockstone - and final pitch.

Hidden 01/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
mwat ??/2012 -
cwhitty ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden 30/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
chapmand 10/Dec/11 AltLd
Hidden 10/Dec/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
freudy_love 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Brucemacrosson 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Euan Scott
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
joe_lancs 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S

moving together

HannahFrancis 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Jonny Gumery, Major malfunction
Major malfunction 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Jonny, HannahFrancis
ollyroberts 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Esther Seddon
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
nickwhimster 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with monty
monsteratt 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Decided to head over here to avoid crowds on main crag only to find three other parties hidden on the route. Good route. Did a direct finish at the top, which was exciting.

with Nick Whimster
speedymccreedy 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches middle section, inc crux. Ace route but poor finish.

David Bennett 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Alan.rodger 05/Mar/11 AltLd
with morsg, morsy
morsg 05/Mar/11 AltLd
ElvisLeg 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
morsy 05/Mar/11 AltLd
with gerhard mors/alan rodger
Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Dustin 01/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
TomPollock 01/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
with Dustin
A Reid ?/Mar/11 Lead
with Gumery
davidrj1 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
with Paul Riley
Gumery ?/Mar/11 2nd
with HannahFrancis, Tom Chilcot, A Reid
Ben Hollands 28/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
JRae 26/Feb/11 Solo
with pmurdy
Hidden 26/Feb/11 2nd
pmurdy 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Jonny Reay
gee-whizz 23/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with nick carter
crimpy 23/Feb/11 -

very good, lead pitches 2, 4 and 6

Spongebob 23/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
John-Henry 22/Feb/11 Lead
bengillies 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Simon Baker 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/11 -
simondunf 06/Feb/11 -
with caspar
Hidden 01/Feb/11 Lead O/S
nickcanute 30/Jan/11 AltLd
with tim parkinson
justin_boylan-toomey 29/Jan/11 2nd dog
CacCarnBeag 29/Jan/11 Lead

First winter lead.

with Winter skills course, with Lairig club.
Harry Holmes 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
andy_e 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Goodstuff 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/11 AltLd
Steve Perry 19/Jan/11 AltLd

Some good ice and an exciting run out on the second pitch.

oliverk 17/Jan/11 AltLd
with Joe
riven 17/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with oliverk
culmclimberRob 16/Jan/11 2nd

pleasant climb, ice wasnt great near the foot of the route, but got better as route went on, george did all the hard work i took the last pitch to the top

with george porter
Fiona Reid 15/Jan/11 2nd

Rather damp (rained most of the day) but out of the wind and a pretty nice climb. Chockstone looked intimidating but was fine.

with Mike-W-99, Nathan
Mike-W-99 15/Jan/11 2nd
with Nathan, Fiona Reid
SianR 14/Jan/11 2nd
with Jonnie & Marcus
MarcusP 14/Jan/11 2nd
with Sian, Jonnie
jonnie3430 14/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Not a very well protected route.

with Marcus, Sian
iansm 13/Jan/11 2nd

Wet,overcast and thawing. John leading.

with Archie, John
Alastair MacSween 08/Jan/11 Solo
edmund94 08/Jan/11 2nd β
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Lead
matthewjames 07/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Tim Slater
tobyk 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Lots of spin drift, felt very still with very hard ice, hard to protect and sustained. Chockstone crux was lean, but felt a lot easier than the rest of the route. definetly III today.

Hidden 03/Jan/11 AltLd rpt
tobychild 03/Jan/11 -
stevepotter 02/Jan/11 AltLd
with ken
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Lead O/S
joe_lancs ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
tsl42 ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

I got first and third pitches with the interesting climbing. One of best belays I built so far at end of third pitch. Almost took a winter whipper off the crux. Matt got the massively run out 2nd and 4th pitches - lots of powder making pro hard.

Hidden ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Rhys Jones 31/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Sutty22 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

I led 1&2, geoff led 3. lots of people climbing this today so had to queue at the start. Difficult to find gear placements as they were all buried and/or iced up. Chokestone was a great little move.

geoff.comley 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable route. Build up was slim for the chockstone crux definatley a III move in todays conditions.

with Sutty22
Batt 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Erm what gear?! Queued, set off too late, topped out in the dark. At least it had stopped blizzarding on the plateau, just fog.

with Hoyes
Hidden 19/Dec/10 2nd
Hoyes 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Really bad runners and belys. Otherwise, quite pleasant climbing. Finished in dark due to faffing, queuing and not reading route description.

with Batt
nigel pearson 18/Dec/10 2nd

fantastic snow ice but very cold. (-10)

with Mark, Robin
Ewan Russell 14/Dec/10 AltLd rpt

1st and 3rd. Conditions thin. chockstone pitch needs quite a build up before it is anything like the chockstone photo on ukc currently. That said very good fun, meant to do another route but dad didn't take us to the bottom of this route(in poor vis). By the belay at the end of the first pitch I was certain I had done it before! Old man navigation needs some work though ....(took us southish for a while after the climb!)

with Mike(Dad)
TeeBee 23/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Kat
Alastair MacSween 20/Mar/10 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
markvader 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Chockstone partially banked on left side. nice step up. Lots of debris and small avalanches coming down into couloir from tops of routes on right side of buttress.

Mark Stevenson 17/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Mark Stevenson 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Debbie Lee 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Reid, MrRiley
MrRiley 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S

fantastic route in excellent conditions, gear hard to come by

with Debbie Lee, Mark Reid
Alastair MacSween 10/Mar/10 Solo
lumbard 09/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
stubobaloo 03/Mar/10 2nd O/S
efetunc ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with asaam
Andy Hewison ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Steve T
stevez 23/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Sensational climb. Solid snow/ice all the way in a superb location.

mhawk 23/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with fennerz, Paul Martin
fennerz 23/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent fun :)))

with Paul Martin
andrzej kierzek 22/Feb/10 Lead O/S

I lead all picthes

Hidden 21/Feb/10 -
Timo Austino 20/Feb/10 Solo

awesome route with the traverse left at the top a bit bottom twitching...

LogieNick 17/Feb/10 AltLd
with Glenmore Lodge Winter Lead Climb Course
Hidden 17/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Smudge03 15/Feb/10 Solo rpt

With Tom and Craig, they led some pitches

rusty_nails 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Fairly banked out with steep snow, with ocassional interesting difficulties. Low vis, Corrie was mobbed (200+!)

with cashley
Kyle Rance 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

First grade 2/3 lead, lead second crux pitch, 1 peice of gear 10m in then 40m no gear.

with Richard Strivens
Alpandy 13/Feb/10 Solo
with Chris
Hidden 09/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 09/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 09/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
joncannon 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Great route in brilliant condition. Hard to find the base of the route in the cloud but an excellent day out. Interesting ice and also an exposed traverse to finish. (3 pitches to find climb and then 4 pitches of climbing)

with Tom Newbury
Ewan Russell 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lubos first route. Moved together till I found a bit of tat, then pitched it only five bits of gear on whole route, lubos lead a small pitch.

with Lubos
joe.91 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the first 2 pitchs (well i say lead i only placed one piece of pro) and then Matt lead the last pitch to the top. Lots of ice all the way up, didn't even see the chockstone

with Matthew Roper
jazzyjackson 04/Feb/10 AltLd

Soloed half the route due to verglassed cracks. Great route on beaut' sunny day.

with Tully
TomPollock 01/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Cook
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd
John Kettle ?/Feb/10 Lead
lindsam 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Tricam held in with hex under an iced on rock - lt me have some pegs please!

with Jos Style
Hidden 30/Jan/10 2nd
mulletcocktail2000 24/Jan/10 Solo O/S

meh! squashed my mars bar on the crux!

dan_o_b ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
JGW ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Matt Tilley
glenngordon ??/2010 -
with jerry millichip
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 16/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Webster 16/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

slushy snow lower down, ice at the top, lead the middle pitch

stuart34 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Jess Christley 15/Dec/09 2nd
with Stuart Inchley
scorpia97 11/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Caspar
Hidden 11/Dec/09 2nd
tallthinmonkey 10/Dec/09 2nd
with Rafa
Hidden 06/Dec/09 AltLd
Johann ?/Dec/09 -
with Sarah Lewis
Hidden ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Dec/09 AltLd

i got the crux chockstone which was fun. Good wee route

with Kenny
peter fetlar ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with pete kayll
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Solo O/S
GRD 22/Mar/09 AltLd dnf

Abbed out in poor conditions - Saw large rock fall from Red Gully

with Jamboli
Alastair MacSween 22/Mar/09 Solo
joeydurkin 21/Mar/09 AltLd rpt
with The barron, Ben C
joeydurkin 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Dave Gleave
Elsier 07/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart
suunto12 02/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dad, Giles
joeharvey ?/Mar/09 -
Jamboli ?/Mar/09 AltLd dnf
with GRD
Hidden 23/Feb/09 Solo
Neil McA 23/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Jacques
Smudge03 20/Feb/09 AltLd rpt
with Chris Laws
Angie Lester 20/Feb/09 -
with Paul Lester
dpe 19/Feb/09 2nd
with Paul D
Daniel Sutherland 19/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with sarah
jandyd05 18/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Climbed with guide - Martin Welsh and other course member Katie. Good mixed climb with snow, ice and a tricky chockstone on last pitch. Snow and ice starting to melt ! Finished with RH dry tooling variation up the wall :-)

with Martin Welsh
Hidden 17/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 16/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Ross Davidson 10/Feb/09 2nd
Scott K 02/Feb/09 Solo

Lovely day and ideal conditions. Powder snow on exit was a little exciting.

Hidden 01/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd
alpinist63 ?/Feb/09 AltLd
BorisVBlade 04/Jan/09 Lead dnf

Joe Shaw (Third) didn't manage the first pitch and weather was coming in. Abseiled off.

with Neil D
Hidden 02/Jan/09 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead
nvalentine760 ?/Jan/09 -
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Neil D ?/Jan/09 2nd O/S

Abbed off after first pitch in poor weather

k2scott ??/2009 -
Rhys Jones ??/2009 -
Hidden 29/Dec/08 -
lawrenceK ?/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Nov/08 Lead
mshorter 15/Mar/08 -

Finished direct at the coll to make it a little more exciting

with lycra dave
Skinny Kin 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Long snow plod with the chockstone almost buried. Howling gale at the top. Not much a star for me.

abbeywall ?/Mar/08 AltLd
with K
keith hal ?/Mar/08 2nd
with Andy Nisbet
Hidden 28/Feb/08 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 27/Feb/08 Solo
Bram 20/Feb/08 AltLd
djking1983 20/Feb/08 Lead
with Bram
Hidden 20/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Scouse Phil 19/Feb/08 2nd

Grade 2/3. was tough, large ice patches but really cool. weather was difficult, exposed but not to bad

with Nick Hockings
Bram 18/Feb/08 Lead
MDowson 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Diko
david0811 19/Jan/08 Lead

Soloed first 2 pitches on powdery snow.

with Mark Reid
Ben1983 19/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Woodiee 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
alexsharp 11/Jan/08 2nd dnf
with Steve Beckwith
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
wee hippy ??/2008 Lead


with janis tait
Natalie feather ??/2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
Hidden 16/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
kevburr 01/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Sandy Allan
ShaneHoubart ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Mark Walter ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Bunchuk
calumalien ?/Nov/07 AltLd dog
with Mr Chevall
Hidden 25/Mar/07 AltLd
Luke Kelly 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch, and fourth quasi-pitch.

with Martin Lane
simonw1 ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
swmackey ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
olibear2 12/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

3.5 pitches! led 1 & 3. A grade III crux on each with the conditions. Very little ice. Top out was a bit weird!!

with SJD
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
akhughes ?/Feb/07 Solo O/S
simon_williams6 ?/Feb/07 2nd β
Hidden 21/Jan/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
john irving ??/2007 -
dthomson ??/2007 -
with paul robinson
Hidden 19/Dec/06 Lead
Cardi 17/Dec/06 AltLd O/S

Good fun neve bashing. First Winter climb.

with Mike D
Hidden 17/Dec/06 AltLd
abbeywall 16/Apr/06 AltLd
with K
Hidden 16/Apr/06 2nd
Captain Solo 02/Apr/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
dan cowley 02/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Crazy chockstone on the top! Start wasn't too easy either.

with John Maguire
Ed Saint ?/Mar/06 -
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden 25/Feb/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Solo
BenTiffin ?/Feb/06 Lead
with Dan Robinson
9fingerjon ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with James H
dsiska 29/Jan/06 AltLd
with manjoe
al99 ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Joe Spoor
Hidden 29/Dec/05 2nd
KeithW 18/Dec/05 AltLd dnf

First three pitches, led 1 & 3. Ice was no good, couldn't get over chockstone so abbed off.

with SteveM
SteveM 18/Dec/05 AltLd
with KeithW
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
manmike ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/05 2nd
Chris Plewa ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/05 -
Gman ?/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Rob Pitt ??/2004 -
mrtom 30/Dec/03 AltLd O/S
with Mike Moss
Smudge03 ?/Feb/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/03 AltLd
mike.moss ?/Jan/03 AltLd
with mrtom
mrtom ?/Jan/03 AltLd
mrtom ?/Jan/03 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
mike.moss ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with mrtom
crowberry gully 10/Mar/02 -
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 05/Mar/02 2nd
Hidden 15/Feb/02 Solo
djking1983 13/Feb/02 Lead
with Dave Frid
Hidden ?/Feb/02 AltLd
rockjedi12345 ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
Dirk Wallis ?/Feb/02 AltLd
with Graham + Mauro
Colin Mcgregor 14/Apr/01 Solo
Elastic Jones 11/Apr/01 AltLd O/S
with Simon Heslop
Hidden 26/Mar/01 Lead
Paul Figg 14/Jan/01 -
with Rachel Antill
EllieWoods 06/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
with Kath Rosedale
James Gordon ??/2001 -
Hidden 14/Mar/00 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 19/Feb/00 Solo
tompercy ?/Feb/00 Solo
jgordon75 ??/2000 Solo

Done a number of times

graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Jamie B ?/Dec/99 AltLd

Chockstone is quite hard in lean conditions.

with Mike Warren
Martin Bennett 20/Mar/99 -
with Cec
Hidden ?/Feb/99 2nd rpt
DaveHK 05/Dec/98 Lead
with Craig Proctor, Niall Mickle
dangates ?/Jan/98 -
with Claire McGregor
Hidden 23/Dec/97 AltLd O/S
niall_mac ?/Mar/97 AltLd
Hidden 14/Feb/97 AltLd
Dom Goodwin 30/Dec/96 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/96 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 18/Mar/96 2nd

As MIC guinea pig

Hidden 24/Feb/96 AltLd
pingora 25/Jan/94 -
Hidden ??/1994 -
pingora 04/Mar/93 -
Andy Say 31/Mar/91 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/91 AltLd
Yourlead 08/Apr/90 AltLd
with Kevin
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1989 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/85 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/83 -
Mark Kemball 18/Jan/83 Solo
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Hidden ??/1983 Solo
Hidden ??/1978 -
Peter Main 08/Feb/75 AltLd

Easy but inyeresting

with Quentin Mitchell
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/74 AltLd
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
uphillnow ?/Feb/73 Lead
with Dave White
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