Rockfax Description
100m. A good route which follows the obvious chimney immediately left of the steep triangular wall on the buttress edge. It is also possible to abseil in from the top and climb the chimney as a second route of the day. Start as for Invernookie but continue the initial right slant until underneath the triangular wall. Pull up left round the edge of this wall and continue up to the base of the chimney. Climb the chimney-fault directly to the top; tricky and sustained but well protected. An easier start is to follow Invernookie further and gain the base of the chimney from the ramps. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follow Invernookie to the foot of the obvious fault immediately left of the edge. Two thin pulls on thinning turf, and steady, well protected work to the top. Spicy, but Korma not vindaloo

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs, The Great Gumclub Ticklist.

OliverRoss 07/Jan AltLd O/S

Lead from bottom of the Hurting wall to the top. Good frozen turf for the exciting first bit, although like someone doing Invernookie said, it's probably not worth the faff. Just go straight to the seam instead.

with AlistairBerridge, Alasdair Dickinson
AlistairBerridge 07/Jan AltLd O/S

Lead P1, fun route especially in upper pitches. Had to use some interesting tactics to get through the thining turf ledge at beginning of P2.

with Alasdair Dickinson, Oliver Ross
kipman725 06/Jan -

Burried under powder, felt quite difficult but there could have been great hooks right next to me for all I could tell.

Hidden 06/Jan AltLd dnf
evanc77 04/Jan 2nd
with Davy
davidswannn 04/Jan Lead O/S

Lots of loose useless powder making it slow low down. Digging for hooks/pro up high.

with evanc77
James Gordon ??/2018 -
JoeWilliams 29/Dec/17 AltLd
with Ollie B
Ollie B 29/Dec/17 AltLd O/S
with J.Williams
clemmiethompson 28/Dec/17 2nd O/S
with Dave G
Hidden 28/Dec/17 Lead
peter.herd 18/Dec/17 Lead

Quick hit to beat the thaw. Back at the car at 11:45. Nice route.

with J Smith
leo-z-g 16/Dec/17 Lead

Good route. Unconsolidated first pitch. Stupidly didnt extend a hex right at the back of the chimney before the large block and had to untie one rope to finish.

with Rosa
rosatb 16/Dec/17 2nd O/S

First winter climb! was a great baptism of fire

with leo-z-g
Hidden 10/Dec/17 2nd
Hidden 10/Dec/17 AltLd
mark-abz 02/Dec/17 AltLd
carr0t 02/Dec/17 -
nigel pearson 26/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

I lead Seam pitch. Great route in good condition with some Neve and good gear. quite tough and sustained I thought but maybe because it was my first route of the season (felt harder than Message)

with Robin
Hidden 20/Nov/17 Lead
Hidden 19/Nov/17 AltLd
Robertgiddy 19/Nov/17 Lead

Superb! Two varied pitches: the first slabby with good turf and even a bit of ice/neve; the second steep snowed up rock.

WillHempstead 19/Nov/17 2nd
BIain 19/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Did the glory (seam) pitch

with Freshers, K-Bo
duncangcampbell 18/Nov/17 2nd O/S

Amazing first winter route, good frozen turf and ice free cracks

duncanbutler 18/Nov/17 Lead

Exerted myself so much that my rimed up eyebrows thawed out.

adamvisick 18/Nov/17 2nd O/S

Terrific torqueing near the top

with Duncan Butler, Duncan Campbell
Sam Hunt 13/Nov/17 AltLd O/S
Chrismith 12/Nov/17 AltLd rpt

Chose this in an attempt to seek shelter from the biting north westerlies. The whole buttress was pretty white and the exposed turf mostly frozen, good early season lean conditions. Some decent ice about as well. Cant comment on the other buttresses as it was misty. Very cold...definitely winter up there.

guitarshane 12/Nov/17 AltLd rpt

Good route to get back into the swing of things

Charlie Zephyr Booth 23/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
Bish 17/Mar/17 2nd
with Gareth Hughes
Wojttek 12/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
with Danii
Hidden 10/Mar/17 2nd
Michael Morrell 05/Mar/17 AltLd

Lead the top pitch, first team on it so had to dig to find the gear.

Rob N 03/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/17 -
alpinist63 23/Feb/17 2nd
Chris Hannaby 23/Feb/17 2nd
mdjb 22/Feb/17 -
Hidden 19/Feb/17 AltLd
EspenK 15/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
with mattc
mattc 15/Feb/17 -
with Espen
robgixer 12/Feb/17 Lead rpt
with Charley
charleybaby5287 12/Feb/17 2nd
K Mckay 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Great line with sustained well protected climbing. Frozen turf but not a lot else at present.

with Paul Gibbison
beckycoles 06/Feb/17 AltLd
with Si
Si 06/Feb/17 AltLd

Early start. Wild winds. Led as 3 pitches. I did 1 + 3 (the main pitch) Full on descent down Fiacaill!

Big Lee 05/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Excellent. Climbed in three pitches with a short second pitch to traverse to beneath the main chimney. Led the 2nd and 3rd pitches. Turf was frozen, although there was a good amount of fresh snow to clear.

annak 05/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route. I did the first pitch (kind of sketchy with unconsolidated snow and unfrozen turf) but the top pitch up the chimney was brilliant.

Jack00 04/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2

with Olly
ollyroberts 04/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1.

Hidden 12/Jan/17 Lead
jezb1 12/Jan/17 AltLd

The approach pitch. Good conditions and great fun

Hidden 12/Jan/17 AltLd
Steven Andrews 04/Jan/17 AltLd
Simon Allcock 04/Jan/17 2nd O/S
with Wilki
Harry Ellis 04/Jan/17 AltLd
Gemmazrobo 02/Jan/17 2nd

Amazing, great moves, second winter route

with Ali
Cloverleaf 02/Jan/17 Lead

Plan B after the snowgates were shut at Glenshee. Arrived in the carpark at 7am after a 3.5hr drive so got 20 mins of sleep in before starting to walk in. Windy but not horrific. Decided on Sneachda after seeing twenty students heading into Lochain and deciding I didn't want to share a corrie with them. Fiacaill seemed quietest so headed for there and ended up here. Great climbing, and some sheltered belays too despite the spindrift and swirling winds. No real banking out. Ended up belaying in the chimney as couldn't hear how much rope was left. Annoyingly there'd have been plenty. Better safe than sorry though and it was a sheltered belay. A great day out and not a bad 2nd route for Gemma.

with Gemma R
Chrismith 27/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, delighted to get on this finally. Turf frozen, some ice and bomber hooks all the way. Took a chance walking in early doors this morning and it paid off. The whole coire was looking black apart from Fiacaill Buttress, glad we went for a look!

guitarshane 27/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Wasn't sure if anything was going to be in condition today, most of the buttresses look totally black in the half light when we got into Sneachda. Fiacaill buttress looked most promising so went for a closer look. Daylight revealed the Seam to be in excellent condition, turf totally solid and rock all frosted up. Really enjoyed the climbing, done in two pitches so we both got a bit of leading. Nothing too hard just nice steady climbing and decent gear throughout.

robertmichaellovell 20/Nov/16 Lead

busy day at the crag!

with Patrick G
olekemi 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

First winter route of season. Great route.

with Mark G
Hidden ?/Nov/16 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/16 2nd O/S
David Kay 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Abseiled down after climbing Invernookie and climbed the money pitch only. Superb!

with Sammi Rogers
Jenn_Stretton 01/Mar/16 2nd
DaveThexton 01/Mar/16 Lead O/S
rockstott ?/Mar/16 AltLd
Jonny Nick 18/Feb/16 2nd
Rhys Macallister 18/Feb/16 Lead

handy start to beginning of chimney, snow is not well consolidated as of today. chimney really quality and well protected!!

with jonny nicholson
The old James turnbull 17/Feb/16 Lead
with aiden
JoeSchamp 09/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Really cool route!

with Ed Watson
CRead ?/Feb/16 2nd
with Malcolm Scott, Matt Arnold
Pete Graham 27/Jan/16 2nd
with Thorsteinn
CaelanB 21/Jan/16 AltLd rpt

twice in one month! lead the first pitch this time!

davkeo 20/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Flew into Glasgow this morning. In coire after 2. Lovely calm day. Soloed up to beneath chimney pitch. Top pitch is sweet steady climbing. Good hooks and gear. Nice to get something done today with the impending thaw looming.

scottcoates 17/Jan/16 AltLd
with Pete
alexmcmillan 17/Jan/16 AltLd
with Jake Dowell
Hidden 17/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
calumhicks 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Ali Lee
Hidden 14/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/16 2nd O/S
simondunf 09/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Great first route of 2016, 2 pitches

aljones91 08/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Lead crux epic route and in great condition

with Ben hester
joeflan 06/Jan/16 Lead O/S
CaelanB 05/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

led crux upper pitch

with scott G
Hidden 05/Jan/16 AltLd rpt
justaddpowder 02/Jan/16 Lead

Nath lead pitch to base of chimney Then I climbed the rest not much in the chimney but a very good climb

with Nathan Robbins
Nathan2013 01/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
AliRLee ??/2016 -

abbed in due to avalanche potential

mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
static266 14/Dec/15 2nd
Hidden 14/Dec/15 Lead O/S
DavidMcK 13/Dec/15 AltLd

Harry took a fall off the first pitch because it was really thin due to traffic! I led the main seam pitch which was excellent and really well protected.

with Harry Nichols
Tim Rodgers 12/Dec/15 Lead
Mine2209 11/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Francis, Matt hawkins
MSchobitz 06/Dec/15 AltLd rpt

walked in to the coire with low hopes of climbing, but saw that Fiacaill Buttress looked just about 'in'. First pitch could do with more frozen turf, top pitch was lean, but perfect. Quite a contrast to when I did it totally banked out. Led P1 & P3.

harry_lewis 06/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 03/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/15 AltLd
Liam Watson ?/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Martini
Hidden 28/Nov/15 AltLd
Hugh Simons 28/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

David lead the first section of Invernookie for his 1st Grade III lead, then I lead a short link pitch to the bottom of the main 'Seam' pitch and then the Seam pitch to the top. Bit shakey to start off as it was my first route of this season but once I got the hang of it again it was great. Top pitch is brilliant - sustained but never too difficult with great hooks and gear all of the way. Loved it!

Hidden 24/Nov/15 -
ErikAndersen 21/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Abbed off Invernookie and finished the day with this. Very fun!

with Skylar
SkylarLobdell 21/Nov/15 AltLd
Hidden 13/Mar/15 2nd O/S
JonnyJT 13/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Rich Parker
Hidden 06/Mar/15 -
machars 28/Feb/15 AltLd
with Geordie mark
planetmarshall 28/Feb/15 AltLd

Cracking climb. Had to dig a bit to find placements on the chimney pitch. Found sketchy moves leading up to the chimney to be the crux.

with Suzana
Hidden 28/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/15 AltLd
geoff b 19/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

An excellent route; always interesting, well protected & never too scary.

with Dr. Nick
alexm198 17/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches, led P2. Buried under a fair bit of powder so the climbing was steady but slow, gear was sparse on the upper section too. Certainly more technical than other nearby 4s (e.g. Invernookie), so more like a IV 5. A cracking climb, deserving of far more than 1 star!

with Scott G
Hidden 17/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
andrzej kierzek 16/Feb/15 Lead O/S
rob16 12/Feb/15 AltLd
with Matt Brook
Hidden 09/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Martyn
Matt Cooke 06/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Jack.H.92 06/Feb/15 AltLd
HosteDenis ?/Feb/15 2nd O/S
dodfoster 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with al blackshaw
Knut 08/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

I lead the easier first pitch. Quite happy to second the second pitch.

Stuart the postie 03/Jan/15 2nd
with Andy Clark
Hidden ?/Jan/15 -
Richard Kendrick ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Awesome route!

with Stanley
stanleynkk ?/Jan/15 AltLd

Awesome route, good gear and plenties of solid hook

plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden 22/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Andy Hewison 20/Dec/14 Lead

Hardly any ice, some in the cracks no neve just loose powdery snow. Wild windy day. Finished in the dark with Paul using a head torch for the climb.

with Paul
Johannes Petersen 19/Dec/14 Lead

Pretty good conditions - much less powder than elsewhere on Fiacaill Buttress. Lean but everything well frozen.

with Mehmet Karatay
Paul Figg 06/Dec/14 AltLd
Nick Clement 06/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Paul Figg
Ulgrid 23/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Good protection and frozen turf. Stuck behind uber-faffers but worth the wait. A impressive lead from Dave on the crux. Annoying hat and frost-nipped hand.

with Dave
david_brookes 23/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Palindrome 22/Mar/14 2nd O/S
mrbird 22/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/Mar/14 -
oliverk 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Made the Cafe

with Zoe
1202alarm 05/Mar/14 2nd
with Jamie Evans
Tarquin 02/Mar/14 -

RAF MR Winter Course

jaggy bunnet 01/Mar/14 AltLd

Magic wee route,awkward crux...damn those hot aches!

with frazzy4
elliptic 01/Mar/14 Lead
with Stewart
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
scotclimb 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Dave Strang
Ryan23 ?/Mar/14 AltLd


Shaw Brown 28/Feb/14 AltLd

Top section easy but difficult to protect due to unusual amount of ice.

with Loz
Hidden 26/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Piers Harley 26/Feb/14 -
with Paul Winder
Hidden 24/Feb/14 2nd O/S
wi11 24/Feb/14 2nd β
with Dave R, Mark C
Hidden 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
robgixer 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches Ryan led P1, good neve up to the bottom of the groove. then i led p2, good conditions helpful ice about not too bad for finding gear.

Tom Vivian 21/Feb/14 2nd
benkelsey 16/Feb/14 2nd rpt

After Rampant. Good Lead from Mikey earlier in the day as he smashed (and cleaned) it. bomber hooks galore.

with German Ben
Teappleby 16/Feb/14 2nd

great route, great weather, great lead by Micki on the crux pitch, generally pretty amazing day out.

MSchobitz 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Really good climb. Absolutely covered in snow, mostly solid neve, but digging for gear took a lot of time and effort. Great line, great climb.

jon clayton 09/Feb/14 Solo
Hidden 30/Jan/14 Lead
jon_ridley 28/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Unroped to first belay below invernookie on the steep ground to the right. Climbed the rest as one pitch at about 45m. Fairly plastered.

Harry Holmes 27/Jan/14 Lead rpt
with Piotr Sulowski
edmitchell 25/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Awful conditions, hardest grade 4 I've ever done!

with Phil Wake
simon kimber 18/Jan/14 2nd

Horrendous conditions, couldn't see anything

with Rich Howell
Pete Rigby 17/Jan/14 AltLd
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 17/Jan/14 Lead O/S
stratandrew 17/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Good value main pitch after P1 of Invernookie which Gareth led in good style.

pamvdb17 11/Jan/14 2nd
with Ben Tibbetts
Hidden 05/Jan/14 2nd
luckyjim 02/Jan/14 AltLd
with D Helm
Hidden ?/Jan/14 Lead O/S
murray ?/Jan/14 Lead
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
ross brinson 07/Dec/13 AltLd
with Andrew Marshall
MrRiley 07/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

A brilliant pitch with a very butch crux

Debbie Lee 07/Dec/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Nov/13 AltLd
Dougbart 25/Nov/13 AltLd
with Iain
abbeywall 23/Nov/13 AltLd
with K, FM
JWrighty ?/Nov/13 -
with IanArm
stevelismore 16/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Snowed during climb!

with James L
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
prwalker 01/Mar/13 AltLd

Moved together then I led up to base of climb. Rob led crux pitch, Difficult but well protected. Still settled day and no digging for gear needed!

with wupert
Timothy Miller ?/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd
Uisdean hawthorn 23/Feb/13 -
jandyd05 23/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Hard sections more short lived than the Message but I don't get how the crux is two grades easier - I found it just as hard. Also don't remember any turf so maybe it has 'thinned' to nothing ? No way was this a tech 4 !

with Graeme Lennox, Dave Kenyon
Hidden 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S
peter neden 18/Feb/13 Lead
Stewart Armstrong 18/Feb/13 AltLd
with david wall, Peter Neden
Stewart Armstrong 18/Feb/13 AltLd
with david wall, Peter Neden
Hidden 16/Feb/13 TR O/S
mrbird 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
guy757 12/Feb/13 -
OwenF 12/Feb/13 AltLd

Led 1st pitch

with Calum, James Franklin
benkelsey 10/Feb/13 Lead O/S

stormy walk in. lead the route. topped out into total white out. took almost three hours to get out of snecta in horizontal snow, darkness and knock-you-over-wind. lots of people lost on the mountain. Thoughts to a party from leeds.

with Darren Lincoln
Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
franksnb 09/Feb/13 2nd dog

difficult conditions, I cheated a lot.

with calum, owen
JamesMortimer4 03/Feb/13 2nd
with Rosie Goolden, Tim Miller
ferdia 31/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Led crux pitch

with Anne Pulli
Hidden 31/Jan/13 AltLd
annep 31/Jan/13 AltLd

Lead P1, turned into a bit of an experiment/adventure. Ferdia did a solid lead on P2.

Clevelandclimber 26/Jan/13 -

Very much under powder with no ice but still a great climb. Bomber gear and belays. Descended Fiacall ridge then down to bags easily (although horribly windy)

with Sam Marshall
tim newton 24/Jan/13 2nd rpt
onlyfoddington 23/Jan/13 2nd O/S

The step left after the first belay was spicy. My first mixed route and I loved it.

with James H
Kayan 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S
terrymccall 23/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with ian cragie
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead
glenngordon 17/Jan/13 AltLd
with pamela millar
tim newton 15/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
DougSt ??/2013 AltLd
with Al Brightman
wheelsucker ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
The Grist 31/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
buzby78 30/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Very windy and stormy walk in and out, slightly better conditions on route. Quality day

with Libby
Ali D 29/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 17/Dec/12 2nd
with Mike Brownlow
Hidden 12/Dec/12 2nd O/S
joeydurkin 11/Dec/12 AltLd
with MarkFalcus, Jimmy
Alastair MacSween 11/Dec/12 AltLd rpt

Lead crux pitch

with Phil Warriner
radioshed 02/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with dave s
Hidden 02/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 02/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/12 Lead
Jamie B 26/Nov/12 AltLd
with Simon Davidson
simon_D 26/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

thanks to Jamie for stepping in during my meltdown!

with Jamie B
Hidden 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
niallk 03/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p3. Great climbing on the crux pitch.

with Willie
andymoin 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

boom first route of the season.

Neil Mackenzie 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom, Andy
Hidden 08/Mar/12 -
Hidden 18/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
mwatson 11/Feb/12 AltLd


with johnny
JRae 11/Feb/12 -
Petarghh 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 2nd O/S
allyrocke 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Matt King, James Wood
Johnny Baker 03/Feb/12 AltLd

Soloed up first pitch. Swung leads on final two pitches. Excellent climbing with good gear.

with Sam Richards
mattking_109 ?/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/12 -
davebrox ?/Feb/12 Lead

With Ali

Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd
Jen Crook 30/Jan/12 2nd
with Mark Patterson
mark88 30/Jan/12 Lead
with Jennie Crook
willhawkins 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Good route. The move out left under the mini roof is the highlight! felt pretty hard in places though - not the soft IV i was expecting...

Brannock 27/Jan/12 Lead O/S

With greg, well plastered, whitest looking mixed route in Sneachda, lot of ice in cracks, snow on ledges and plastered into corners. Good climbing, hard at the grade?

Hidden 24/Jan/12 2nd
Adam Booth 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Not a lot else in condition! Very windy descent!!! Cool top pitch.

with Stu McKinnon
Stumckinnon 21/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Second Scottish winter climb. Best so far.... Windy descent!!

Owain 21/Jan/12 2nd
James Smith 08/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

led main pitch, first scottish winter climb!

murray 06/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Betha. 04/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Neil D
Neil D 04/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
el cholo 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Amy
jamiefoxen 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S

First Winter Climb for 2 years, excellent climbing, filled up with snow from the wind just before getting on it, no ice.

with bob foster
AmyG 29/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Keith-Getoutadventures 16/Dec/11 Lead O/S

fuck me. route was buried in unconsolidated powder and snow. all placements both crampon and axe were fought for. move a foot dig for gear find nothing, repeat. basically. sadly i cant award it any stars in this condition but im sure it might be worth some when clear! definately harder than its meant to be like this. The solo up to the start was nice and solid though, very enjoyable!

with janey
gripped01 13/Dec/11 Lead
with Alex Tomczynski
Libby Graham 11/Dec/11 2nd

First scotttish winter experience! Crux was committing but lovely climbing after that.

with Seb
sebrider 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Led all pitches...last was amazing, classic Cairngorm mixed climbing...good start to the season :)

with Libby
Hidden 11/Dec/11 AltLd
Harry Holmes 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Joanna, Fran Coles
Hidden 10/Dec/11 2nd dog
horsefeathers 10/Dec/11 2nd O/S

First winter climb!

with Fran, Harry
BallsOfSteel 04/Dec/11 Lead O/S
1202alarm 04/Dec/11 -

Found this very hard. Had to beg the previous pair for a top rope as I was getting cramp in my legs. Will have another attempt!

Hidden 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/11 2nd
Kirill 27/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/11 TR
TomPollock 17/Feb/11 TR O/S
with Phil Warriner
peter fetlar 15/Feb/11 Lead O/S

abbed in to avoid lower avalanch slope

with stewart, Ross I Jones
Hidden 14/Feb/11 2nd dog
atch 14/Feb/11 2nd
with James T
ksneds 10/Feb/11 Lead

Cracks mostly filled with ice so gear a bit sparce. Nice hooks on the crux though. Felt sustained.

with Ian Jones
Ian Jones 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Another good lead by Kenny on the main pitch (after a lot of faff at the initial stance). We were advised to carry two sets of hexes but the cracks were so choked with neve Kenny only placed one! About two grades harder than Look C Gully. V 5?

with Kenny Sneddons
thomasaneurinsmith 05/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Hannah lead top pitch

with Hannah Gibbs, Stuart Reeves
stuaart 05/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1, unfortunately the most boring pitch :( Hannah did a quality lead on P3.

Hidden 05/Feb/11 AltLd
will6459 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
John sealey 28/Jan/11 Lead
The Bad Cough 28/Jan/11 2nd
with Christian Minett, John Sealey
si_green99 26/Jan/11 2nd dog

my hardest route on ice, glad I was on a tight rope from above. The top pitch is great fun and we topped out into a blizzard!

GraMc 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with phil emerson, jonnie williams
jonnie3430 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Very good, cracks choked with ice.

with Phil, Graham
culmclimberRob 19/Jan/11 2nd

good route, ice was bit thin in place and so this made it bit more fun

with george porter
glenngordon 18/Jan/11 2nd
with neil mcgeachy
wheelsucker 12/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Glyn 08/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Good mixed climbing, hard work under couple of foot of powder. Also cracks were iced making gear hard work.

skip222222 08/Jan/11 2nd
chrisallan 02/Jan/11 2nd O/S
shugsan 02/Jan/11 -
with Max, Chris A
adw07 02/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Duncan
tsl42 ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Quality lead by Glyn. Exciting climbing in a lovely setting. Team gun-ho.

with Sam Taylor, Glyn
Phil Emerson ?/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Sam Warby ??/2011 2nd O/S
alkira ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
freudy_love 27/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Abbed in from the top and did the last one and a half pitches or so (the interesting fun bit!) Quite a lot of loose powder, heavy riming and iced up cracks which made for hard-fought gear, although plentiful on the final chimney pitch which was great and interesting climbing.

with Stewart Munro
telemarker 27/Dec/10 2nd O/S

Good lead by Paul, enough loose stuff to keep it interesting.

Alastair MacSween 21/Dec/10 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Hidden 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
MonkeyDawson 14/Nov/10 Lead

Brilliant route. Felt hard for the first climb of the season but very well protected. Lots of fresh powder snow to clear.

with Simon Smith
SWalls 13/Nov/10 Lead
t_stork 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Steve Walls
Alco-nomic 11/Nov/10 Lead

Failed on Stirling bomber but this made up for a lost day, still great stress free climbing, turf was more frozen on this face than the Pott

with Lachlan
lachlan ?/Nov/10 AltLd
markfairbank 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Quite thin and abit warm and soft, but still good fun and a great route

with Ian Moore
andybroadway 20/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Colwyn Jones, Matt Munro
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd rpt
nic42 20/Feb/10 2nd
with David, Jack
DavPk 20/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Romain Rebut
hamish2016 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
davefount 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

jack led main crux pitch

djking1983 19/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Bram 19/Feb/10 AltLd
robertmichaellovell 18/Feb/10 AltLd

cool route

with Fiona
Treadsoftly 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Very early start to beat the hoards. Nice route but very cloudy / snowy / misty and by the time we topped out far too many voices from the gathered masses.

WilliamBurnside 13/Feb/10 AltLd
with B Strachan
Exitus 08/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Facejam
Hidden 08/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/10 Lead
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden 21/Dec/09 Lead
ewen 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with nick jones
DundeeDave 13/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Alastair MacSween 04/Dec/09 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Alco-nomic ?/Dec/09 AltLd
with Lachlan, Andy Wardle
Hidden 29/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
david morse 29/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

"Tricky" Conditions, eyelashes froze midway up the crux pitch. Adventure

with Lea+Rampant+Turner
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead rpt
KarlH 11/Mar/09 2nd

Nice climb. I wouldn't fancy leading it yet though!

with Under Instruction at Plas y Brenin
centurion05 06/Mar/09 Lead
John Roe 06/Mar/09 2nd

A good lead by Andy. after a dissapointing start to the day.

Hidden 04/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 04/Mar/09 2nd O/S
barophobe ?/Mar/09 2nd
Bristoldave 14/Feb/09 Lead O/S
CarolineH 14/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
lachlan 10/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
benclimbing ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with graham boistelle
Hidden 29/Jan/09 2nd
steveP 27/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Fantastic top pitch

joe king 27/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with steve pettit
jimbobimbo 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with John
John Kettle 24/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
munnsy 20/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Tim
Hidden ?/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
smcw ?/Jan/09 -

with alex

mike.moss ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Mog ??/2009 2nd
markjarvie ??/2009 -
with robert durran
Hidden 20/Dec/08 AltLd
Alexander123 28/Nov/08 AltLd
with scotty webster
Hidden 28/Nov/08 AltLd rpt
michael83 28/Nov/08 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 23/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
gaz.marshall 23/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with Neil
groovypiper 22/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with Mike
mshorter 22/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with stark
Hidden 02/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
rusty_nails 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S

Corrie was mobbed so we headed left to Fiacill Buttress. We were 2nfd team of the day. Graham lead pitches 1+3(crux), Dave lead pitch 2. I bimbled up behind them :o)

with Graham Biostelle, Dave Strachan
Boistelle 01/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave Strachen
HimTiggins 08/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Bart led main pitch

with Bart
tebs 08/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

main pitch was buried so it felt harder than the IV 5s I've done

with Tim
gregor ?/Feb/08 -
Hidden 19/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
breithorn4164 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Jackson
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
dickie01 ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Craig the Safa and Andy Turner
swmackey ?/Jan/08 Lead
with rebecca ravey
Alco-nomic ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
whispering nic 07/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Adam H
James W ?/Dec/07 -
with graeme
akhughes ?/Dec/07 Lead
Greg Boswell 29/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
decs 25/Nov/07 AltLd
with Konrad
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Lead
steev 25/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with Rik
Hidden 25/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Alasdair Fulton 23/Nov/07 AltLd
andyinglis 23/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

1st route of the day...

HIGHTOWER 12/Mar/07 2nd
with Clive
sgl 24/Feb/07 AltLd
with Mick & Audrius
dave o 16/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Mike Brian
Spade 08/Feb/07 AltLd
with Tom Pearson
jazzyjackson 01/Feb/07 AltLd dnf

Backed off crux pitch due to unconsolidated conditions and fear. Another time.

with Jimbob
Hidden 01/Feb/07 -
Smelly Fox 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Campbel Forbes, Mark Mosgrove
Hidden 14/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Tom Gadsden ?/Jan/07 2nd
with Mike
NickST ?/Jan/07 Lead dnf

Moved together up Invernookie, lead the first pitch - with a huge smile on my face all the way up - up to the overhangs, but unfortunatley had to back off due to one of the party being too cold. I'll be back

with Greg Grace, Xavier Nuttal
jamestheyip ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza, Garry Hugh
Hidden ??/2007 -
john irving ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
mikecopp 16/Dec/06 AltLd
with Alex M
niall_mac ?/Dec/06 AltLd
Hidden 15/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd
jimdanson 18/Feb/06 Lead
with danm
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd
Sandy P 29/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with J. Hall
mrtom 15/Jan/06 AltLd dnf
with Mike Moss
AndyP 07/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Great sustained top pitch.

with Joe
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd O/S
Neil Adams ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Ally F
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
centurion05 ??/2006 2nd O/S
with chris thorne
Captain Solo 29/Dec/05 AltLd
with Mark
Mark Bannan 29/Dec/05 AltLd

Magic top pitch!

Hidden ?/Feb/05 2nd O/S
Chris Plewa ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
oor wullie ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Neil
tompercy ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with Tim Loftus
Andrew Barker ?/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/03 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 16/Mar/03 Lead
OMR 16/Mar/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Jamie B ?/Dec/02 AltLd
with Simon Franks
nickdonohue ?/Mar/02 2nd
with Mark McCarthy
Dave Kerr 16/Feb/02 Lead
with Rob Shearman
Hidden 01/Feb/02 Lead
Hidden 01/Feb/02 -
Ally Smith ??/2002 Lead

Date a guess; sometime between 2002 & 2006. Amazing; favourite winter route in the Corries

Lone Rider ??/2002 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 27/Dec/01 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/01 AltLd
ArnaudG ??/2001 Lead
with Little John
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
frost ?/Dec/00 Lead
with J Hubbard
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
brockers ??/2000 -
with CarlZ
Hidden ?/Feb/99 2nd O/S
1202alarm ??/1999 -
Hidden 30/Nov/97 AltLd O/S
pingora 02/Feb/96 Lead
with Steve Long
Yourlead 08/Jan/95 AltLd
with Graham Penny
charlesmfrench ??/1995 AltLd O/S

Tom. 2,L.

Mickdenali ?/Mar/94 -
with Simon Colley
Hidden ??/1994 -
pingora 13/Nov/93 AltLd O/S
with Chris M
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 01/Feb/92 AltLd O/S
Billg ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Paul Tucker
Hidden 16/Feb/88 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
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