120m, 5 pitches.

SMC Description
120m. An interesting and popular climb which takes a line of ramps on the wall above and right of Fiacaill Couloir. Loss of turf means there are some tricky moves but these become much easier with consolidated snow and ice. Start just right of Fiacaill Couloir.
Slant right, then go back left to a short wall which leads to the ramps. Follow these to below an overhanging wall. The right-hand corner leads into a chimney-cave from which a right traverse arrives at a groove and the ridge. © SMC

UKC Logbook Description
An interesting and popular climb which takes a line of ramps on the wall above and right of Fiacaill Couloir. Loss of turf means there are some tricky moves (IV,5 under powder) but these become much easier with consolidated snow or a little ice. Start just right of Fiacaill Colouir. Slant right, then go back left to a short wall which leads to the ramps. Follow these to below an overhanging wall. The righthand corner leads into a chimney-cave from which a right traverse arrives at a groove and the ridge.

K. Spence, K. Geddes 04/Jan/1969

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

JamesLamont 09/Apr 2nd

Beautiful Alpine morning. Very warm. Hard ice under a layer of soft snow. Top 2 pitches gnarly, no neve on the slabs.

with Richard Dunsmore, Dave Slade
scottywakefield 07/Apr AltLd O/S

Felt hard as the ice and snow was melting, including sending projectiles down fairly regularly. Glad to get up it though. We descended Fiacall Ridge to get off - maybe not the brightest idea in hindsight.

with Richard
flatlandrich76 07/Apr AltLd O/S
with scott
HelenB 28/Mar AltLd O/S

Did in 5 short pitches - led the second and the last from the cave to the top.

with BrianS
BrianShackleton 28/Mar AltLd

Soft snow on approach from Corrie floor but well consolidated on the route. Climbed in 5 pitches with good belays, excellent rock protection and fine situations throughout.

with HelenB
davidswannn 23/Mar AltLd
with Nigel Everest
Kevin Adam 20/Mar 2nd O/S

1st ever climb, with Di Gilbert as guide. Starstruck.

Hidden 18/Mar AltLd G/U
Rp20 13/Mar 2nd

First Scottish winter climb. Fantastic time seconding up. Lots of fun throughout. Amazing conditions

with Joe Brindley , Ed Weldon
Col Kingshott 13/Mar Lead O/S

Might have been banked, felt easy tech IV and only for a short while.

ryan_d 12/Mar AltLd

Full value today due to lack of gear. Cracks all iced up. Cracking fun though with some interesting moves for a III 4

with daveyb
Connorh 11/Mar AltLd

Bit soft for iv 5 really, good route though

btiller87 11/Mar AltLd O/S
with Connorh
R Brown 08/Mar AltLd rpt
with A. Green
markjarvie ?/Mar AltLd
with C-Man
GermanAlex 26/Feb Lead O/S
with Camm
joe king 26/Feb AltLd rpt
with steveP
steveP 26/Feb AltLd
sallygal29 25/Feb 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Feb Lead O/S
Chubbs 20/Feb AltLd

There’s a peg just below the top pitch which is an obvious place to belay. Be careful as it’s loose, it got tapped back in but definitely worth backing it up!

Merlin 20/Feb AltLd
with Chubbs
guy127917 18/Feb 2nd
Bones [:B 18/Feb 2nd
with Sandy, guy127917
Hidden 08/Feb AltLd rpt
Hidden 08/Feb -
GMohr 07/Feb Lead rpt

Hard going this time round.

with Niv
Hidden 03/Feb Lead O/S
wheelsucker 01/Feb AltLd rpt

-20 windchill and 75mph winds meant an easy route was on the cards. Invernookie IV,5 fitted the bill. Good snow conditions made it an easy romp. Grade III on the day.

Hidden 01/Feb AltLd O/S
gregor 30/Jan -
Ian Lemon 30/Jan 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan Lead O/S
morsy 30/Jan AltLd rpt

Quite icy

with peter berwick, gregor imrie
Pete23 30/Jan AltLd
with Gregor, Stephen Mors
George.D 28/Jan 2nd
Hidden 27/Jan AltLd
rockstott 26/Jan AltLd
RUDIN.J.D.H 14/Jan AltLd

Led pitch one few tricky steps broken by easy terrain. Felt just enough gear on this section. Mike led pitch 2, just below corner. I led pitch 3 through into cave. Great pitch, some funky moves and plenty of protection when you needed it. Mike led pitch 4 out to top. Wild day, miserable condition. Type 2 fun.

with Mike Mason
Freshprintce 13/Jan AltLd
Karl_Harrison 13/Jan AltLd O/S

Slight detour towards the seam on lower pitches

GMohr 11/Jan Lead O/S
CHarrison 10/Jan AltLd

Done as 3 pitches, solo to the start of the rocks then I lead about 50m before mark then lead into the cave, I then topped us out.

with Mark Riley (NMC)
ConorWalter 08/Jan -

Great day out. 70mph Spindrift at the top

with Culann
Hidden 06/Jan AltLd rpt
CaelanB 06/Jan AltLd O/S

Lots of unconsolidated powder!

sallygal29 05/Jan 2nd dnf

Shorter winter days, late start as v poor vis meant we didn't find the route straight away. Only got to third pitch and it went dark with 40mph winds. Swam up in powder snow. Poor gear due to ice. Abseiled off. Fun route though! will try again for sure!

Harry Ellis 02/Jan AltLd
Steven Andrews 02/Jan AltLd O/S

Lots of climbing. Nice.

Elastic Jones 02/Jan 2nd

Winter, red in tooth and claw...

with Steven Andrews, Harry Ellis
bradleyrichards93 01/Jan AltLd
SJPowderham1 01/Jan AltLd O/S

Great route in fine weather. Lots of fresh powder but some good frozen turf in all the right places. Lead P2 and the final corner and face left of the blank groove.

with Bradley Richards
Culann ??/2018 Lead
Hidden ??/2018 -
HimTiggins 30/Dec/17 Lead rpt
with Amanda
adam clarke 28/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

Led p2 (to base of cruxy chimney) and p4 (from just below ice cave to top). Lack of ice/neve and unconsolidated powder probably made this harder than normal, digging for gear/placements, but bomber hooks when found

with James Hulme
Hidden 18/Dec/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/17 Lead O/S
George Killaspy 17/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

A nice still start to the day, slowly devolving to hail and ‘I can’t walk’ wind at the summit. Turf in great nick when it’s there. Snow a bit loose for my liking.

with Will CUMC, MegWan
Hidden 17/Dec/17 AltLd O/S
wnicholson 17/Dec/17 AltLd O/S
mark-abz 03/Dec/17 AltLd
with Emma G - AMC, carr0t
carr0t 03/Dec/17 -
Hammy-G 03/Dec/17 2nd
piken 25/Nov/17 Lead
mikewilson789 24/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
with iain Robertson
furbrow 23/Mar/17 AltLd

A lot was buried, other bits bare. Harder than usual.

with Bruce McC
Tim Hamlet 23/Mar/17 AltLd
Hidden 17/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 17/Mar/17 AltLd

Led P2, Tom led p1 &p3 was in decent nick

Hidden 11/Mar/17 2nd
Alkis 06/Mar/17 2nd O/S

In rather a lot of powder.

AlistairBerridge 06/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Great route, felt hard in places as under powder so probs IV 4/5. Turf was frozen.

R Brown 03/Mar/17 2nd O/S

Lots of powder

with A. Green, figfour
Hidden ?/Mar/17 -
CraigOsborne ?/Mar/17 2nd dog

one slip right at the start, under powder

jamieevans 27/Feb/17 Lead

Led Tom and Andy up. Some deep powder on approach and up the route but made for interesting day. Turf in good nick.

jez_palmer 24/Feb/17 AltLd

Led last pitch. Emil led the rest. Powdery, little ice.

with kcichy, tase
kcichy 24/Feb/17 2nd
Chris Hannaby 22/Feb/17 2nd O/S
samkat 16/Feb/17 2nd

Led pitch 1. Snow condition iffy, but still climable. Climbed last two pitches in dark. Late one back to hostel!

with Steve Lismore, mick Bailes
stevelismore 16/Feb/17 AltLd rpt

Almost no snow or ice so started climbing very low down-normally this bit would be banked out. As we climbed it got warmer so what frozen turf there was gradually got softer. Climbing as a 3. Sameer led first 30 mtr pitch, then I led a 55 mtr pitch then Mick finished off with 3 pitches-mainly in the dark. Pretty challenging in these conditions-at least IV 5

with Mick Bailes, samkat
grady_9 13/Feb/17 AltLd
bpw666 13/Feb/17 2nd O/S

First mixed climb.

OLGrady 12/Feb/17 AltLd rpt
PatrickRT 12/Feb/17 Lead

Lead the 1st 2 Pitches Olly lead the Last. The route was very powered and bear. Really struggled to find gear on the 1st pitch leading to me having a 30m runout. Crux was an ice gully too narrow to get my crampons in at the start of the 1st pitch. Very cold day but big smiles at the top.

with OLGrady
Al_Mac 12/Feb/17 AltLd

Busy day with climbers crawling over Fiacaill like ants. Ended up on Invernookie. Good fun climbing. Powder, wind, frozen turf and fairly unconsolidated powder. A decent value day out considering the conditions.

DanOsb 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
with mrteale
andybroadway 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Lot of soft powder today but managed to find some frozen turf. Very good day out.

with Bob1984
wastedyouth 11/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Like Stanage on the bank holiday weekend. Unconsolidated snow all the way up. Didn't think the turf was that frozen TBH.

mrteale 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Lead p1 & 3 under powder, some frozen turf but not much ice about. Good fun.

with DanOsb
Bob1984 11/Feb/17 AltLd

A fine day out. Soft snow, consolidated in a couple of places, frozen turf. Descended fiacaill ridge.

with Andrew Broadway
Alastair MacSween 10/Feb/17 AltLd rpt

Stunning day. Only one other party on Buttress. Route a bit harder than III 4 at the moment.

with Phil Warriner
Hidden 10/Feb/17 Lead
Hidden 10/Feb/17 2nd rpt
Flett 09/Feb/17 -

Brilliant route. Lots of spin drift and powdery snow made it hard to find axe placements. Found the crux move tricky. Great day out!

Hidden 14/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
joermann 14/Jan/17 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
Wiseman ?/Jan/17 2nd
davesa ?/Jan/17 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/17 Lead
graemew ??/2017 -
CacCarnBeag 25/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Pretty horrible bold powdery slabs for the initial pitches. Top pitches fine. Turf was 100% frozen all day despite the thaw.

with Ryan
Chrismith 24/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Fun and interesting climb even with lots of powder which wasnt very helpful at times... Turf is frozen solid where you can find it. Well worth doing. Fantastic weather, not a breath of wind and walked of in an amazing sunset

with Pat Ingram
Luke Jones 20/Nov/16 2nd

In good condition, frozen from bottom up. Fairly lean, but some ice.

with Neil Redgrave
Matt Harmon 20/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Led all pitches, really nice climbing, especially the top bit. felt a bit harder in current lean condition

with Olga
harry_lewis 20/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
with Tom Drysdale
tom_drysdale 20/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

My first winter route, and the weather was amazing!! Harry led the first pitch then I led the rest as a 60m pitch. Topped out and was hit by a wave of psych! Winter is pretty damn good!!

Hidden 19/Nov/16 2nd
duncanbutler 19/Nov/16 Lead

Mike's first winter climb. Powder turned it into a IV/5 - but the top pitch was outstanding in its grade 5 outfit.

with Severus
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead
Kevin Woods 06/Mar/16 AltLd rpt

Led P2 of 3, run-out neve runnel then the protected technical crux in corner. Pitch 3 was easier than first time up due to some consolidated snow? Whiteout nav back to 1141 and down.

with Tom Lawfield
Hidden 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
David Kay 06/Mar/16 AltLd rpt
with Sammi Rogers
euanmci 27/Feb/16 AltLd

Quite powdery, but ice and neve there once you dig down to it.

Michael Morrell 18/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climbing all the way, the route was a little stepped out but near to in perfect condition! Lead the top pitch, which had short committing moves but the route allowed you to have a breather after them. The gear was good, slightly spaced out which made it feel more like a 4. Done in clear blue sky's!

cwhitty 18/Feb/16 -
with Dave Macintyre
astirling 18/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 18/Feb/16 AltLd
ChrisH89 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S
PatrickRT 13/Feb/16 2nd

1st time wraring crampons. Soloed the 1st pitch. Was left on a rusty piston for 3.5hrs and got frost nip in my toes. Great introduction to Scottish winter!

with Chris, OLGrady
OLGrady 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic Route. Was in good condition and as such very busy

Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/16 2nd
Zoomer 11/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Leading two WCF students, team in front dug everything out so a pleasant day all in all!

with A Student
GeorgeNunn ?/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with richjm
AndyL 31/Jan/16 Lead rpt

A bit of a powder swim to get to the base of the route

with Henry Dodson
niallsash 28/Jan/16 AltLd
ianstevens 27/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Lots of powder so a little tricky in places, turf mostly frozen. Opted to go up the slab from the cave rather than traverse to the groove for some extra fun.

with joedean
joedean 27/Jan/16 2nd
Sam Marks 23/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Arran Greenop
arrang 23/Jan/16 AltLd
with Sam Marks
Tim Hamlet 23/Jan/16 2nd
with Neil Hamlet
Neil Hamlet 23/Jan/16 2nd O/S

Glenmore Lodge Climbing Festival

with Alan Halewood, Tim
JackM92 21/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Covered in powder

Sally Hudson 20/Jan/16 AltLd
mzchambers 20/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 and 3 pitch. Snowy and feet a bit more like the IV the III.

SUColdo 19/Jan/16 -
Alastair MacSween 18/Jan/16 AltLd rpt
with Phil Warriner
HarryNewmark 17/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Kitty Selkirk
Jameskelly200 10/Jan/16 2nd O/S

Great route on the lean side with lots of powder snow all leading done by Andrew Wilson nice to be waited on.

with Andy Wilson
rashwell 09/Jan/16 Lead
Chrissy202 06/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Gorg_D
Hidden 04/Jan/16 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/16 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Kevin Woods 27/Dec/15 2nd O/S
with Iain Smith
cacheson 15/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Climbed in 3 40m pitches. A little thin lower down, a couple of interesting bits. Top pitch was fantastic: sustained at points but loads of gear. Glad we got up early as starting to thaw in afternoon a little..

AliRLee 13/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
luckyjim 13/Dec/15 AltLd
with D Helm
Rob N 12/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Tim Rodgers 12/Dec/15 AltLd
Chuck 12/Dec/15 AltLd
with Chris Hutchinson
John Workman 06/Dec/15 2nd

Just about in condition - depending on your principles and like Graucho Marx said - if you don't like my principles I have an alternative set for your consideration - or words to that effect.

with Billy
franhammond92 06/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2 of three to the ledge just below the cave. Good fun and made up for the piss wet walk into the Ben the day before

with David Robinnette
SeánM 04/Dec/15 Lead O/S
MightyStew 03/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Well frozen, firm snow in the important places, thin elsewhere.

Sebcosta 03/Dec/15 AltLd
jonnie3430 ?/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Jen, Carol
jay.mac 25/Nov/15 2nd
A Reid 24/Nov/15 AltLd
with Anna, Nikki
Hidden 21/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
SkylarLobdell 21/Nov/15 AltLd
pingora 06/Mar/15 2nd rpt
ad82amr 06/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/15 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Feb/15 Lead O/S
tom jefferies 20/Feb/15 2nd O/S
BenedictIEP 20/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Robertgiddy 17/Feb/15 Lead

Climbed in two pitches - I think we soloed quite a lot of the climb due to it banking out. Good conditions.

jezb1 12/Feb/15 AltLd

Top pitch. Good but slightly thin conditions.

Hidden 07/Feb/15 AltLd
Andy Nisbet 02/Feb/15 Lead

All iced, but thin on the steep bits

HP9 25/Jan/15 2nd
with will Sim
Piers Harley 20/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Lots of powder made finding gear placements slow and laborious! Worthy of Grade 4.

with Bryan Clary
Hidden 16/Jan/15 2nd O/S
EmmaAtkinson 08/Jan/15 2nd
with Sam Owens
aljones91 06/Jan/15 AltLd
with Ben hester
Ste Ridd 04/Jan/15 Lead

No Mick as he had the Sh*ts.

with Danny
jpc1 03/Jan/15 AltLd

Getting back into winter climbing with Tom. Not much snow in the corrie but Fiacaill buttress fairly well covered and everything frozen. Did invernookie followed by Goat Track gully. very windy and goggles on all day

plain kitten ??/2015 -
GordonAinslie ??/2015 AltLd
Richard Abel ??/2015 -
Tadams 31/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Ireland
Hidden 30/Dec/14 2nd dog
tatz45 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with bionik
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Nemo9 29/Dec/14 AltLd

Lived up to hype!Climbed in 3 pitches.

with Jim
Al_Mac 28/Dec/14 Lead

Lead both pitches with with Siobhann for first route of the season. Belayed on first rock wall and ran first pitch out 80m. Three other parties behind us. Bit of powder on the upper pitch but a lot more on the first. Finished direct up the slab, much to Siobhann's disgust when she realised the route proper goes up steps to the right.

Siobhann 28/Dec/14 2nd
with Al_Mac
Alastair MacSween 23/Dec/14 AltLd rpt
with Phil Warriner
Johannes Petersen 19/Dec/14 AltLd

Fair bit of powder lying on the route throughout.

with Mehmet Karatay
gazzagabb 18/Dec/14 Lead

with Matt H and Paul S. Thawing conditions with deep wet snow in the gully pitch and wet rock in the final corner. Classic Scottish conditions!

Hidden 16/Dec/14 Lead dnf
pas 26/Mar/14 AltLd

Fantastic sunny day. Nil wind. Lean conditions on route. no ice for screws. Plenty of rock runners though.

with Paul Quin
rons 24/Mar/14 Lead

Extremely windy but in perfect condition

Jenny Hall 22/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with oli bonfield-jones, Louis
Louis Hume 22/Mar/14 Lead

Good neve, busy.

with Oli, Jenny Hall
mrbird 22/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/14 -
GaryK 12/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Gazlynn 10/Mar/14 -
with Richard
betathief 10/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Keiran O'Mahony 07/Mar/14 AltLd
with Nathan Robbins, justaddpowder
justaddpowder 07/Mar/14 Lead

Lots of snow build up which made it easier. 3 pitches with good belays. very windy (80mph+) on ridge belay and walk off

with Nathan Robbins, Keiran O'Mahony
Ulgrid 06/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Invernookie #2 - the only route that wasn't overshadowed by a giant cornice. Dave led the crux pitch; I followed with his Victorian axes.

Hidden 06/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 03/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd
67hours 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
elliptic 28/Feb/14 Lead
with Stewart
SUColdo 28/Feb/14 AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
HIGHTOWER 28/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Dan G, Nathan Maxwell
Alex Munnery 27/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
efetunc 24/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

Part of CMC Scottish Climbing Week

with Rafal Malczyk
Rafal Malczyk 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Warm-up climb with Efe

with Efe Tunc
Hidden 22/Feb/14 AltLd
charvey 22/Feb/14 2nd

really nice neve.

Ulgrid 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

An epic day involving a rescue from Fiacaill Couloir and having an ice-axe swung into my calf. An incredible route taken in two pitches. Great conditions and not too banked out. Would be tough in powder.

HansUDes 18/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

wind-still, but the whole corrie was "fogged out" and white-out with fog for the walk-off as well

MartF 17/Feb/14 AltLd β

Walked in to Sneachda and headed up to Fiacaill buttress with the intention of climbing The Seam. Ended up on Invernookie (Matt) having taken a wrong line low down in a desperate hunt for any gear. Each spent half an hour or more on at least one occasion digging for protection. Buttress buried in snow.

with Matt
Hidden 17/Feb/14 AltLd
sheelba 17/Feb/14 2nd
MartF 16/Feb/14 2nd

Abbed in off Fiacaill Ridge and climbed the top pitch of Invernookie. Loaded with snow. Stu led, Matt and I seconded on separate ropes.

with Stu Spencer, Matt
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd
drobin 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Pete ran out the first pitch, i led the second, found 2 pieces of gear after lots of digging

pete1993 16/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

great lead by dave if not a little long! much more snow and ice than last time, bottom bit was easier and top was harder on the last pitch

with drobin
Jim Slater 10/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
stevelismore 10/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Completely banked out with snow. Led first pitch and couldn't find any runners so did 35 metres until belay. Phil did second pitch-bolder still, and Jim finished with shortpitch to top-out.

with Jim Slater, Phil PCC
jon clayton 09/Feb/14 Solo
Dan0Me 09/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Chris Hill
Teappleby 07/Feb/14 Lead

First grade III, great route, varied climbing, covered in powder high up which maybe made it harder than normal.

MSchobitz 07/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Lots of snow, barely any gear. First pitch was a 60m run out up somewhat good neve. Nice moves up the second pitch as well.

phil64 04/Feb/14 Lead
with kj001
kj001 04/Feb/14 2nd

Great last pitch. Lots of snow and a windy descent

with phil64
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead
paulmck 28/Jan/14 Lead
Misha 27/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 27/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Felix Sattelberger
Adam Booth 25/Jan/14 Lead rpt

Horrible conditions, banked out sugar snow.

oliverk 25/Jan/14 Lead
with Pam, Zoe
anguskille 25/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

first winter climb! sugar snow and plenty of wind but great fun!

Hidden 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S
pamvdb17 25/Jan/14 2nd

With Ollie and Zoe. Challenging weather. Wet, windy walk in, and poor visibility until base of climb. Windy and claggy descent.

with Zoe, Ollie
bandersnatch 23/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Al_Mac
Al_Mac 23/Jan/14 AltLd

Very banked with snow and not much rock on snow. Col led the first pitch although it turned to 100m as the last 40m were simul-climbed. From the slightly suspect belay I looked round the corner for something better but ended up climbing right on through to the top out direct through the slab. Crux was protected via the small cave to the left. Good route choice given the banked out snow elsewhere and the 50mph spindrift.

David Kay 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Moritz L 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

First trip north of the season. Weather worse than predicted. Approach slope had a 5cm thick windslab. Dave led the first pitch, with some great moves near the top. I led the second pitch, with a great narrow groove, an airy traverse on v. loose snow and the final snow filled groove. Managed to get 4 runners in on the whole route. Walked off via the plateau in high winds.

simon kimber 18/Jan/14 2nd
with Rich Howell
stratandrew 17/Jan/14 Lead

Excellent route and in good nick today - plenty of good neve although most of the placements a little buried

with gw3285
Stuart Hurworth 17/Jan/14 2nd O/S

First proper Scottish climb, enjoyed it thoroughly although found it exhausting, especially getting up the snow slopes. Busy first belay with teams going for the seam, ficalli coulouir and invernookie.

with Manchester Climbing Club
Hidden 14/Jan/14 -
MaccMark 14/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/14 Lead
augustus trout 14/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
stephenmckenzie 14/Jan/14 2nd O/S
with IainMunro, Sean Peatfield, Gemma Francis
jess 13/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with buzby
Hidden 11/Jan/14 AltLd
Plungeman 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Sketchy on snow made it very psychological - a couple of freeze/thaws will make it much simpler! Lucked upon gear at the worst parts though :D

Marcus McLernon 04/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Great weather, it was a little cloudy with a breeze and regular spin drift but not constant. It was definitely a 4 on the day as it was covered in a few inches of powder with only a few small patches of consolidated snow. We did it in two pitches.

LP 03/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Walked from the car into the blizzard and saw nothing but whiteness till I got back down. Guide was on a mission! Walk in was an epic battle and spent a lot of time being blown flat - apparently we were the only ones in the mountains. First taste or Scottish winter climbing. Them Scots are double 'ard. Brilliant stuff.Still too full of Christmas turkey to float up the crux but found it ok!

kenneM 02/Jan/14 AltLd
with Carl Davies
JamesWilliams 02/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

First tech 4 lead. Climbed in 3 pitches, I climbed the tricky grooves on the second pitch. Not much gear.

with JamesA
Ryan M Wilson ?/Jan/14 -
Bcrich01 ?/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
CharleyAnn 30/Dec/13 Lead
masa-alpin 30/Dec/13 2nd rpt

Rob lead all the way in 3 pitches. It snowed all day with no break. We were assaulted by spindrift frequently.

robgixer 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S

loads of snow made this feel a bit harder, and very bad for gear.

wi11 18/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
GuitarGenius92 17/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

No ice, no frozen turf, no consolidated snow. Harder than anticipated, best day out this week though.

with will smith
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
malone 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Alastair MacSween 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Had Fiacaill Buttress to ourselves.

with Graham Hunter
Little AndyH 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 2nd O/S
annep 15/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 10/Mar/13 -
PAJames 09/Mar/13 -
Hidden 04/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Mar/13 -
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
prwalker 01/Mar/13 AltLd

Contoured round from the seam so missed P1 snow slope. Rob led P2, I led P3-4. Good, well protected climbing.

with wupert
pipmccarthy ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with owen
Uisdean hawthorn 23/Feb/13 -
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 19/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

I lead P1,4, Luke P2, Ed P3. Luke's first winter lead. P4 is excellent with good climbing and exposure and reasonable gear, though hard for grade III. I later heard this route used to be grade II, when lots of turfs were there...

with Lukeva, Ed P
iksander 19/Feb/13 2nd

Amazing windless bluebird day. Route crazy busy, regretfully decided to overtake a very slow party of 3 so as to avoid a logjam at the crux. Snow sugary in places but generally solid.

andrzej kierzek 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Big thanks to party of three who let us to overtake.

whispering nic 18/Feb/13 Lead rpt

Glorious day

with Matt
Whitters 18/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Stewart Armstrong 17/Feb/13 2nd
with david wall, Peter Neden
peterneden 17/Feb/13 Lead

Bit thin in places (lots of places)

tobyk 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S


with MaxR
benkelsey 17/Feb/13 2nd rpt

great lead from Pete. his first III. A LOT less lean than last time. still a great little cruise though.

MaxR 17/Feb/13 2nd
with tobyk
pete1993 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Felt a bit thin in places, really fun route though

Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/13 -
Hidden 10/Feb/13 2nd
Jon boy 10/Feb/13 2nd
with Jules Funnel
chapmand 08/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Rick Cotgreave, Guy Wilson
K Mckay 03/Feb/13 2nd

First ever winter climb!

with Paul Gibbison
SUColdo ?/Feb/13 -
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd
ecromwell 27/Jan/13 AltLd

A hell of a lot of spindrift. I lead 3 pitches, Alex lead one.

with Charlie Kenzie, alexm198
alexm198 27/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2 of 4 - Ed led the rest!

with Charlie Kenzie, ecromwell
kyaizawa 26/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Powdery and a bit precarious in places but a very nice route. Was climbing behind guided groups, so topped out in the dark.

with SarahA
LozM 26/Jan/13 AltLd

Did in 3 pitches, led P2. First on route after big snowfall so powdery. Few technical steps but generally an excellent III, 4. Well protected.

with Mark J
Jen Crook 24/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Lead
BoulderyDave 24/Jan/13 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 23/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Soloed the first pitch and then took an alternate second pitch (fun, - possibly harder) to overtake other climbers.

with Kayan
Goodstuff 23/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 and 3

Kayan 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead
MichaelGallimore 22/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Bit sparse on snow and ice, but had a great time! Led pitch 2. Got cut in front of by 2 groups at different stages of the climb, then benighted, but what a fantastic walk off fiacaill ridge on a clear, still night in the Cairngorms! The snow seemed to glow.

with Ron Freefall, Goodstuff
picasso 20/Jan/13 AltLd
scotclimb 14/Jan/13 AltLd
with Maguel Martin
Piers Harley 13/Jan/13 AltLd

Lots of powder snow made finding gear very problematic and slow. Otherwise a great little climb!

with Jeremy Windsor
John Workman 13/Jan/13 AltLd

An old favourite - chosen because of theoretical shelter from strong winds.

with John MacLeod
wheelsucker 12/Jan/13 Lead

Very lean. Turf very hard in places and almost brittle.

OwenF 03/Jan/13 Lead

Led all pitches

Hidden 03/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Dunx 02/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Very wet conditions, route thawing under us. All ice melting on the buttress.

with joeym
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie Spencer
SarahA ?/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Brian Smith 84 ??/2013 2nd O/S
with Ali Beer
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Clevelandclimber 30/Dec/12 Lead

Under powder with patchy good ice, fdefinitely tech four and quite sustained top pitch. Quite run out in places but enough gear where it counted.

Hidden 27/Dec/12 AltLd
BFG 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S
alan barnes 18/Dec/12 AltLd 17/Dec/12 2nd
with BFG
Roonix 16/Dec/12 2nd

Quite powdery

David Stevens 16/Dec/12 AltLd
with Reuben Crook
Jack.H.92 12/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
fall-line 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led all but the last 20 feet. Really good.

with Sarah Kirton
skirton 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Alastair MacSween 03/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Graham Hunter
crowberry gully 09/Mar/12 -

turf frozen but very little snow. Chosen mainly as it escaped the westerly wind.Enjoyable route

Hidden 08/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Scott Kirkhope 07/Mar/12 AltLd
Hannah Evans 07/Mar/12 AltLd
Andrew_ing 03/Mar/12 AltLd
James Mackin ?/Mar/12 AltLd
Koon 19/Feb/12 AltLd

Spindrift everywhere and conditions quite thin. Elsie lead pitch 1 and 3. I lead pitch 2 which had 3hard bits. Quite sustained.

with Elsier
freyja 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

started on the Seam, moved on with the crowds to invernookie. matt led almost everything. ah, the belay police...

Elsier 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 3, still a bit on the thin side

with Koon
mattdown 19/Feb/12 -

Solid turf, cruddy ice. Nice climb.

with freyja
ColinD 06/Feb/12 -

Appeared untouched, no real evidence of recent ascent, have to love powder. Powdery and most enjoyable.

with Seth Barber
Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 05/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Felt quite stiff today, most of the rock features were covered in powder

with Craig Holden
Hidden 03/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 -
Craig Holden ?/Feb/12 2nd dog
Maarten2 ?/Feb/12 AltLd

Really enjoyed last pitch - engineered it up.

with Matt
davidmckeown ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Richard Thombs ?/Feb/12 2nd

Very wet snow day!

with Sally Camm, Mark Walker
Robbo1 ?/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/12 2nd
cyd0nian 29/Jan/12 2nd
with Kris Moeckell
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd
mark88 22/Jan/12 Lead
with Dave Tait
Lawrie Brand 19/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Very snowy, ice in some cracks and solid turf. Wild weather from lunchtime onwards..

with jaybob
Hidden 09/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
nutty_didz 09/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Ben Kelsey, Remus Knowles
benkelsey 09/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

lead pitch one and three. one was interesting if a little awkward, lacking in ice. pitch two was fairly cruising apart from two cruxy based pulls. Pitch three was very thin on ice, first Scottish mixed pitch ever, found it fairly challenging although well protected. finished in the dark. 3 *'s for sure.

AmyG 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
noemie5438 07/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with AmyG
R0bbie 06/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Taba
mike.moss 02/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Ross Young 30/Dec/11 AltLd dnf

More like a did not start. After beating the queues my partner took two steps before his new crampon broke. Looked very lean from the base.

Spongebob 21/Dec/11 AltLd rpt
Andy Hewison 15/Dec/11 Lead dog

Tough for grade, light dusting of snow, not much ice. Finished in the dark and desended by head torch, nice night though.

with Steve T
Ronan72 11/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with Jacob Adamiec
Hidden 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Rich Thornton 10/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with James Harland
lachlan 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
nigel pearson 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S

I led first two pitches, Mark led third. good but mixed conditions

with Mark
samwillo 10/Dec/11 AltLd
with Lairig Climbing Club
CharlieMack 06/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Wallace
ameliaunderwood 05/Dec/11 -
with mark, chris
Palomino1hills 20/Mar/11 Lead

Great climb led crux pitch. adb in due to snow conditions on apporach

with Andy
Hidden 09/Mar/11 AltLd β
S Smith 09/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Esther Seddon
joeydurkin 04/Mar/11 AltLd
with Jockey
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd
Hay 28/Feb/11 AltLd
with Pauline
JRae 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

First experience of real Scottish conditions. Got hammered by spindrift. Cracking route, top pitch was thin but awesome mixed climbing. Best one of the weekend.

with pmurdy
pmurdy 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Reay
Hidden 27/Feb/11 2nd dnf
oliverk 26/Feb/11 AltLd

Pitch 2. Easy climbing, but bad queues. Got hit in eye by lump of ice.

colin fagan 26/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Jimmy1976 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Loved it. Great route and great introduction to the Northern Corries

Hidden 24/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Feb/11 2nd
Spongebob 24/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Feb/11 2nd
atch 14/Feb/11 2nd
with James T
Murilo Lessa 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Alex Desborough
Liam Ingram 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Andi
Roberttaylor 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Fun day out, a late start meant we topped out just before sunset. Clement's first winter climb.

with Clement Hutin and Lizzie Wasternage
Run_Ross_Run 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Tricky final pitch for me. Really enjoyed it though.

with mattrm
pattisonr 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with sean bell
mattrm 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Really easy and enjoyable climbing. Being leashless made the crux moves much easier. Banged the axes in up high and used a cheeky sidepull to basically free climb that move. Great big footholds as well. Quite powerdy, but there was plenty of good ice. Could have been on the Ben almost as there was lots of solid snow ice which made the route much easier.

with James Thacker, Run_Ross_Run
chmckay 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Graham Stuchberry
Sean Bell 10/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Stuzz 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Done in 3 pitches. I led middle pitch (steep corner and chimney upto cave belay). Lovely route!

with Craig
Hidden 06/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
stevebarratt 05/Feb/11 Solo
robertmichaellovell 05/Feb/11 Lead

Mikey's first winter route

with Mikey
1202alarm ?/Feb/11 -
stugreen75 ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
mark20 31/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Lead
J1PEF 30/Jan/11 -
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd
Kirill 28/Jan/11 AltLd

Did in 3 pitches. Led 1st and last pitch.

with ig248
ig248 28/Jan/11 AltLd
with Kirill
Hidden 28/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with gowla
gowla 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with adam booth
Ruari Brooker 22/Jan/11 2nd
with Libby, SianR
libby.southgate 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Sian Richards
alanramsay 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Great climb. Last pitch a beauty

with Alastair Ferguson
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Keith-Getoutadventures 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

solo'd up then did 3 pitches from the first proper belay, Janeys first mixed route. Good fun but a little tricky and bare in places. Minimal gear due to iced cracks. 6 bits of gear for the entire route? Fun. :)

SianR 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

An excellent day! Ruari's first III and Libby's first ever winter route. Thanks to the guys who gave me a cup of coffee as I topped out!!

with Ruari & Libby
culmclimberRob 21/Jan/11 2nd

conditions where good great route one to come back and do again

with george porter
Yourlead 21/Jan/11 2nd
with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
Brucemacrosson 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Cox, Simon Opit
glenngordon 17/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with jerry millichip
matthewjames 08/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Only led the first pitch, where I struggled to find any gear but eventually found something to belay from. Skelhon led the rest and struggled to find gear too. Great climbing, there was a few really cool bits. I probably should've been concentrating a bit more while seconding since a couple of times I ended up hanging from one axe with my feet dangling! Not a bad end to my first week of winter climbing, next time I think I'll have to get hold of some tech axes and really go for it!

with Tom Skelhon, Matt Cooke
Betha. 07/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Neil D
Neil D 07/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Betha.
Timo Austino 07/Jan/11 -

great route - bit icy in the cracks to gear wasn't the easiest to find or use! Did it in two pitches on 56m ropes.. including an axe belay :)

with Nats
tskelhon 07/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Team Faff ascent!

with Matt Cooke, Matt Marshall
allyrocke 05/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Young
Hidden 04/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Gregthebadger 02/Jan/11 2nd
Steve Woollard 02/Jan/11 Lead
with Lou Reynolds
Drew M ?/Jan/11 AltLd
with Ed F
Homebrew165 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Dizz 31/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Much fun!

with spike
willhawkins 20/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Popular for a good reason! Excellent climbing, well protected where it needs to be and an awesome last pitch with an airy traverse...

groovy_nut 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
nowler 18/Dec/10 2nd
rcammack 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Conan 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 3 pitches. Great route, in good nick.

with Alan Thorpe
Harry Holmes 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

very nice

tech 18/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Conan
steve-grigg ?/Dec/10 2nd
niallk 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4. Drew got all the interest, but gifted me the last ten metres, belaying in the cave.

with Drew Connelly
MonkeyDawson 14/Nov/10 AltLd
with Simon Smith
BallsOfSteel 14/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
dav_713 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with John Wall
TomPollock 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Cook
markfairbank 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Ian Moore
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Brendan 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Abbed in to do top pitch.

with Andy
jamiefoxen 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

with paul.

Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/10 2nd
lumbard 11/Mar/10 2nd O/S
whispering nic 09/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
efetunc ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with asaam
MarkDavies36 ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/10 AltLd
jonny taylor 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Great route. Found the grade 4 pitch tough with anchors and placements buried...

with Simon Stewart
Ann S 19/Feb/10 2nd
with Adam and Carole
cas smerdon 19/Feb/10 2nd
with adam, Ann Shaw
Adam1973 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/10 -
ewen 16/Feb/10 Lead

abbed in

with rick chant
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
CurlyStevo 12/Feb/10 AltLd

Nice route I'd say fairly easy nick for the grade but some very deep soft snow on the easy sections and also gear hard won in places due to large snow, ice and hoar build.

Roch 10/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Rad and Jocky

with MRT
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
joe.91 07/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Em66 07/Feb/10 2nd
hamish2016 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris
david morse 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Emily B
Hidden 06/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/10 Lead
dan_o_b ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Ian Whitehead
AndyL ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with hannah gibbs
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
Rob84 18/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Walter
stuart34 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Jess Christley 17/Dec/09 2nd
with Stuart Inchley
buzby78 15/Dec/09 AltLd
with Bruce
stuaart 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Mostly good snow.

scorpia97 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Lead final pitch, great fun, and what a view as the sunset!

with Caspar
thomasaneurinsmith 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
tallthinmonkey 10/Dec/09 2nd
with Rafa
geoff.comley 10/Dec/09 2nd O/S

Very first winter climb and had excellent weather conditions, magic :)

Hay ?/Dec/09 -

Started for the Seam and then cut across. Lots of powder so IV,5 on the day??

with Buzby
joeydurkin 21/Mar/09 Lead dnf

Climbed up to turf, found it not to be anywhere in condition and downclimbed.

with The barron, Ben C
Alastair MacSween 14/Mar/09 Lead
with Ian Russell, Graham Drinkwater
Hidden 11/Mar/09 2nd
alifin 07/Mar/09 2nd

Two an a half hours hours waiting at belays due to slow parties above, never been so bloody cold! Should have done Fingers Ridge as originally planned!

with Guide + Aidan Roe
HIGHTOWER 07/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Ben Thynne, timmy-ts
edmitchell 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with kai ren
Piglet69 07/Mar/09 2nd
with alifin
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Bram 20/Feb/09 AltLd
djking1983 20/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Bram
Hidden 20/Feb/09 AltLd
Skinny Kin 19/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Bit rotten the first pitch. Dry tooling on the last pitch to top was fun.

with Rich Pow
John Kettle 17/Feb/09 Lead
jimbobimbo 17/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Al
suunto12 17/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 17/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Bristoldave 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
CarolineH 15/Feb/09 2nd O/S
The Bad Cough 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
lachlan 10/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
Hidden 03/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
DaveLeonard 26/Jan/09 AltLd
with PeteH
PeteH 26/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
steveP 25/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
joe king 25/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

a little windy

with steve pettit
HimTiggins 17/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/09 AltLd
inuklm 03/Jan/09 AltLd
with Dave Gent
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd
benclimbing ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with graham boistelle
will6459 ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Chris L Hill ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with Gwilym
timmy-ts ??/2009 2nd
with Ben T
dancurrie ??/2009 AltLd
with Tom Wallbank
Hidden 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
david0811 20/Dec/08 2nd

Soloed to the final pitch which Mark lead

with Mark Reid
Hidden 17/Dec/08 AltLd
D.Russell 11/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Ducky led first pitch and I led the rest.

with Ducky
Mr.Billiams 06/Dec/08 AltLd
with Sam Hesling
davidgent ?/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Kunal
vincentvega ?/Dec/08 AltLd

good frozen turf, but swimming through the powder made this feel tough. great route though.

with danny robb
lawrenceK ?/Dec/08 Lead
mulletcocktail2000 30/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with john
David Bennett 29/Nov/08 -

Powder and well frozen turf, a little ice on the first pitch.

with Paul
Alexander123 28/Nov/08 AltLd
with scotty webster
Alastair MacSween 15/Mar/08 AltLd
with Graham Hunter
Captain Solo 09/Mar/08 AltLd
with Hebe
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
peterp ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Psyched paul
gregor ?/Feb/08 -
gripped01 ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Alex Tomczynski
Rich A-Wilkes 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Missed the good gear placements for the crux, which made it all rather scary. Winter climbing skills very rusty! Led Ps 2&3.

with Rich
Ben1983 19/Jan/08 2nd
Alastair MacSween 19/Jan/08 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Neil Mackenzie 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

awesome route, awesome day! bit powdery but cloud inversion and stunning views made up for it!

with Joseph
snails328 12/Jan/08 AltLd
with Neil
markjarvie 12/Jan/08 AltLd
with adw07
Hidden 12/Jan/08 AltLd
abbeywall ?/Jan/08 AltLd
Greg Boswell ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ??/2008 AltLd

Climbed behind Smiler Cuthbertson.

with dave g
morsg ??/2008 AltLd
with morsy
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
wee hippy ??/2008 Lead
with janis tait
Hidden ??/2008 -
andymoin 29/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Gets more interesting as you climb higher, culminating in a pretty hard corner to an awesome cave. A great route, no wonder its so busy, need to climb on fiacal more!

Hidden 09/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 23/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
andymoin 04/Mar/07 AltLd dnf

Backed of due to approaching 100mph winds, nasty walk back getting blown about took 3 hours instead of 1, great route will be back.

Luke Kelly 04/Mar/07 AltLd dnf

Backed off due to absurb wind

with Martin Lane
SWalls 18/Feb/07 AltLd
with plummet
dave o 16/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Mike Brian
Hidden ?/Feb/07 2nd
kenseamon ?/Feb/07 2nd
with Neil
Alastair MacSween 06/Jan/07 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
HIGHTOWER ?/Jan/07 2nd
with Jimmy
Hidden ??/2007 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 -
markharro ??/2007 AltLd

Climbed with skis giving nice return via Cairngorm pistes

Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 20/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Cardi 20/Dec/06 2nd
with dave657
jamestheyip 12/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
jazzyjackson 27/Nov/06 AltLd

Brilliant mixed route. Not much in condition that day.

with JAMES K
BelleVedere 19/Mar/06 2nd

Instructor - Rosie G

Hidden 20/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
dsiska 09/Feb/06 AltLd
with Helena, Josh
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Sandy P ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Joel Barker
Joe Nunn ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with stevious
Ken Applegate 28/Jan/06 AltLd
with Ryan Glass
mikecopp 22/Jan/06 Lead
with Will B
Big Lee 08/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Favourite route in the Cairngorms to date. Also the best Scottish III I've done anywhere

with MikeR
AndyP 07/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Fairly straighforward.

with Joe
Si dH 06/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Awesome. Also easily the hardest route I've done in winter. We reckoned quite a few tech 4 moves in thin conditions!

with Tom Lambert
Hidden 02/Jan/06 2nd
steev 02/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Manjoe
decs ?/Jan/06 -
with Tom
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
spoony84 ??/2006 AltLd O/S

with lemal

SteveM 31/Dec/05 AltLd
with Vicki, Matt Smith
Hidden 30/Nov/05 AltLd
jaggy bunnet 19/Nov/05 AltLd
Hidden 19/Nov/05 AltLd
Smelly Fox 19/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Smudge03 ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Shaw Brown ?/Feb/05 AltLd
with simon blythe
Alasdair Fulton ??/2005 AltLd
andyinglis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2005 2nd O/S
oor wullie ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Neil
chrishedgehog 19/Mar/04 2nd dnf

Retreated as the weather closed in

with Dan Bailey
Ann S ?/Feb/04 2nd


with Mark Samuels-guide
tompercy ?/Jan/04 AltLd
with Ben Bardsley
mike.moss ?/Jan/04 AltLd
with mrtom
chapmand ?/Jan/04 2nd dog
with Harry Worsnop
mrtom ?/Jan/04 AltLd
mrtom ?/Jan/04 2nd
mrtom ?/Jan/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
alan moore ??/2004 -
mike.moss ??/2004 Lead O/S
with mrtom
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Andy Munro
dunx55 ??/2004 -
mrtom 29/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Mike Moss
Hidden 15/Feb/03 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/03 -
michaelb1 ?/Feb/03 AltLd

Well protected

with Robert Durkin
Paul Figg 11/Jan/03 -
with Rachel Antill
Hidden 01/Jan/03 -
ashpreston ??/2003 -
Hidden 14/Dec/02 AltLd
niall_mac ?/Dec/02 AltLd
Jamie B ?/Dec/02 AltLd
with Alex Glasgow
steveP ?/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Ed Coote, Frank Popham
Hidden 01/Feb/02 Lead
James W ?/Feb/02 -
with john sanday
Hidden ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/01 Lead
Colin Mcgregor 11/Mar/01 Lead
with OMR
OMR 11/Mar/01 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/01 -
Hidden 17/Feb/01 AltLd
Hidden 15/Feb/01 AltLd
Gman ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Carl, Rich
jgordon75 ??/2001 -
Hidden 11/Nov/00 AltLd
roryifinlay ?/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
with Tony Bishopp
Jon Gordon ?/Mar/00 2nd


newvena ?/Feb/00 AltLd O/S
with macker
Hidden ?/Jan/00 Lead rpt
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Les Ross ?/Mar/99 AltLd
EllieWoods 13/Feb/99 Lead O/S
with Iestyn
DundeeDave 09/Jan/99 2nd O/S

Don't remember it being as hard as the photos look

Hidden ?/Jan/99 2nd O/S
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jan/98 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/97 Lead
Hidden 16/Jan/97 AltLd
Hidden 28/Dec/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/96 AltLd O/S
Richard Weller 23/Nov/96 AltLd
with Alec Keith
Yourlead 28/Feb/96 Lead
with Bill McNee
nickdonohue 11/Feb/96 2nd
with Barry ?
pingora 02/Feb/96 Lead
with Steve Long
James Gordon ??/1996 -
Hidden 10/Dec/95 AltLd
steveb2006 12/Mar/95 Lead
with Tim Cairns
Hidden 04/Dec/94 AltLd O/S
Mickdenali ?/Mar/94 -
with Simon Colley
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ??/1994 -
Hidden ??/1994 -
pingora 22/Nov/93 Lead
pingora 31/Mar/93 -
mark-abz ?/Jan/93 AltLd
with Sue H
pingora 27/Dec/92 AltLd
with Davy R
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/84 AltLd
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