A very fine ridge traverse with the difficulties spread over a mile of granite towers and slabs. Many parties avoid the direct line of the ridge in which case the route goes at about Moderate.

Also climbs well in winter conditions at Grade III if going North to South.

T.F.S Campbell, W. Douglas, J.H.Gibson, H.Fleming, R.A.Robertson, and Dr Leith 30/Jan/1892

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Five top-end ridge scrambles; from the UKH article, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Funros.

Ghastlyrabbitfat ??/2018 -
Captain Solo 06/Oct/17 Solo rpt

with Alasdair and Moira, south to north.

RobOwen61 10/Aug/17 Solo O/S

Abseiled bad step

with Slogger
Colin Dyer 08/Aug/17 AltLd

This was the consolation prize of the day after finding the south ridge and west flank route wet but a very enjoyable day on the hill. Some tricky, highly consequential sections. Short but good fun.

with Billy Hood, Paul Bedford
beds74 08/Aug/17 -

Had a confidence rope, glad we did dare i say...the little step down (peg) was one of those that was totally fine but awkward with a boulder that is just out of reach for the foot...and then you are up against a rising ramp that was greasy with a steep easy crack at the top that you wouldn't want to slip on...The 'bad step' across the hole was easy and fun, then a delicate again wouldn't want to slip moves across a small slab then up a crack with a chockstone (Soaking even on a sunny day...) to finish! Small scramble sections compared to Cullins, but very nice.

with Colin Dyer, Billy
richsmithinbristol 03/Jul/17 Solo O/S

Avoided bad step as carrying full camping kit! Linked in ridges to camp in Loch na Davie valley

duncana 29/May/17 Solo

A wet day, made some of the down climbing interesting. Tight rope on the bad step, made a mess of it, but it isn't that bad really.

with Pippa Archer
bencole 28/May/17 Solo rpt

Tom age six, climbed up all the scrambles, used the rope on the down climb, Rach cried a bit!

with T, Dad, Nick, Rach
Hidden 28/May/17 -
wnlwy 28/May/17 Solo
paulharmer 13/May/17 2nd O/S

Pouring rain and strong wind made for an interesting day!

with David Hale, John Price, Vernon Bayliss
Pero 05/May/17 Solo
Andrew Barker 04/May/17 Solo O/S

South-north on a round of Glen Rosa from Beinn Nuis to Goatfell. No more than Diff on the line I took but some awkward and exposed bits to negotiate. Lovely scrambling, worryingly-strong winds.

JoeCoxson 27/Apr/17 Solo O/S

Loads of fun

Ben1983 12/Apr/17 Solo

very slightly (60mph) winds made this a little more interesting...

william henderson 09/Apr/17 Solo O/S
with Gordon Henderson
ladislav ??/2017 Solo
with Philipp
her_t6 ??/2017 Solo O/S
david_n560 ??/2017 -
SarahA 09/Oct/16 Solo

Generally straightforward with some pretty spicy bits!

with mmason1
Sidekick 01/Oct/16 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Kevin Woods 21/Sep/16 Sent

Over Beinn a' Chliabhain to start of ridge - S to N. Doing loads of MIA prep work with Tom. Abseiled the step then jogged to the end, and all the way back down to Glen Rosa. Mad dash for the ferry home.

with Tom Lawfield
Jenny Hall 02/Aug/16 Solo O/S
with Tim, Louis
crag_monster ?/Aug/16 Lead
Chad123 25/Jun/16 Solo

Really fun ridge with some airy steps to down climb, great link up with sou'wester slabs. Konrads stag.

with Sam, Gaz, Konrad
sgl 25/Jun/16 -

Konrad's stag

tobyk 03/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Great route. Particularly the down climb to the mauvais pass.

with Emma Akam
James Worthington 02/Jun/16 Solo

Vdiff? Definitely more mod/grade 3 scramble. Climbed down the bad step, great fun.

bencole 31/May/16 Solo rpt

After climbing Mosque and then onto the Witches Step and back to the cottage in Sannox. A grand day out.

smithjmw46 22/May/16 AltLd O/S

Practised our moving together Alpine style. Great fun.

niallmca 22/May/16 Solo

South to North, took the easier route (M) down the bad step.

xusa 13/May/16 2nd O/S
Elastic Jones 13/May/16 Lead O/S
with Spanny
meanderthal ?/May/16 -
Wesley Orvis 16/Apr/16 Solo

Abseiled off Mauvais Pas. Fantastic scramble possibly the best?

Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Orla Hilton 16/Oct/15 Solo
Charlie Eperon 01/Sep/15 Solo
Giles Eperon 01/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/15 -
Jelly Mould Surfer 10/Aug/15 Lead O/S
arc_73 24/Jul/15 2nd
Tom.Priestley 25/Jun/15 Solo O/S

On a mega ridgin day, south to north, avoided the big downclimb via a gully on the east side with a knotted rope in situ.

Scott Quinn 25/Jun/15 Solo O/S

as part of the glen rosa round with an extra peak

john.currie ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/15 Solo O/S
garywalker147 21/May/15 Solo

Misty, wet and windy!

with Mark Rothwell
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
Elsier 25/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Abseiled the bad step.

with Adrian
Michael.paparakis 06/Apr/15 -
Samuel Wainwright 31/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Winter conditions - Spectacular!

Hidden 31/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Alfuller18 28/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Mr Fuller 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Great day out. Moved together but for the abseil of the 'bad step' (more like a 15-20 m bad step!). Excellent continuous scrambling.

Hugh Simons 21/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Dad
andymccreath 23/Jun/14 -
Hidden 24/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/14 AltLd
martinh13 03/May/14 Solo

North south traverse. Avoided bad step.

RichardThorpe 03/May/14 -
Hidden 20/Apr/14 -
morpcat 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
chmckay ??/2014 Solo
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Solo
Liam Ingram 18/Aug/13 Solo

North to south and in the damp. Felt quite tricky in places.

with Alex Toomey, Ben Feintzeig
cas smerdon 28/May/13 Solo
with Mark S
Hidden 16/May/13 -
robahalliday 04/May/13 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo
Tim Hamlet 27/Apr/13 Solo
Laura Hamlet 27/Apr/13 Solo O/S
chiverstom 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Great fun, would take a rope next time for the down climb section which would have a pretty sizeable fall if you were to cock it up

with Alice
ambrooker 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Tom
captain ??/2013 -
jackse ??/2013 -
Baggie 21/Sep/12 -

Ended up descending in the dark

aldo56 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with gsevan
gsevans 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with aldo56
Macleod 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with Nicky
Ramblin dave 02/Jun/12 -

Abseiled the Bad Step.

with Pete Skan, Dave Gruar, Alison
Blisco 02/Jun/12 -
with Alison Stanley, David Sim, Peter Skan
Ken Taylor 05/May/12 Solo O/S
robbiek ?/Apr/12 -
Dan_Staff 31/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Darrell Read 31/Mar/12 -
jonnie3430 27/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Marie
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Jörmungandr 27/Aug/11 -

Very slingy slidy!

with Kelvyn James
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Solo
EcoClimber 24/Aug/11 -

Amazing, thx Amalie for a wonderful day on the hills. xx

with Amalie
Hidden 12/Aug/11 Solo O/S
mataius 01/Aug/11 -
Ross Young 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
bsmedz 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
mikesuth 04/Jun/11 Solo

Fantastic day on great rock.

with Leanne Maes, Laura Eunson
TommSC 24/Apr/11 -
awhale 03/Apr/11 -
Plungeman 03/Apr/11 Solo

Very windy, but only the odd wet spot. Glorious finish - would have been up South Ridge Direct if we'd known it would be that dry!

with Zoe, Andy W, Dave S
Kazza91 ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Jack Frost ??/2011 -
Captain Solo 14/Oct/10 Solo rpt
with Mike
mikemartin 14/Oct/10 Solo
R0bbie 29/Aug/10 -

From North to South, Great fun!

with leighn, Taba
nich0las 01/Aug/10 Solo
with Brendan, Catriona C
rambler_gary 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S

More like a Mod if you abseil off the tricky bit!

with Jamie
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
JP78 30/May/10 Solo

South to North therefore Mod apparently

Slick 28/May/10 Solo
Stewart B 26/May/10 Solo O/S

South to North.

Andy Moles 23/May/10 Solo O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 23/May/10 Solo O/S
JdotP 23/May/10 -

We pitched the chimney but moved together / scrambled for the rest of it. UKC should have a "Moving together" option in the "Style of ascent" box.

with Jonathan De Leyser
Hidden 21/May/10 -
marcushorgan 21/May/10 Solo O/S
with Phil Jennings, Clare Muir
Roberttaylor 21/May/10 Solo O/S

After meeting Andrew off the ferry we went and had a day out on this.

with Andrew Hutcheson
Phil Jennings 21/May/10 Solo O/S
with Clare Muir, Marcus Horgan
Hidden 29/Apr/10 Lead
mattkemp70 ?/Apr/10 AltLd
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?/Apr/10 Solo
Jon_dL ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Valaisan 02/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

unconsolidated winter traverse north to south. took a long time.

with Darryl Urquart-Dixon
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 -
MoWalker3 12/Sep/09 -

Started at 9pm. moon rise at 2am. oopps. carried on by starlight and headtorch for tricky bits. fantastic.

with Cormac, chrissy
chrissy 12/Sep/09 -
johannes 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S

from North to South

SianR 24/Jun/09 Solo
with Ewan, Tara & Liz
rbruce 23/Jun/09 Solo

very hot day

xfletch 13/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
Mountain Llama 03/May/09 Solo
with Heather, Andy & Paul
johnjb 03/May/09 Solo O/S

Did main ridge S to N, which is graded Mod, although it seemed more like a Diff to me. A splendid ridge with a peculiar finale: abseil off then descend narrow ledges, back and forth, then down climb.

with Mike Shields, Mark I
Daniel Sutherland 02/May/09 Solo O/S
cat22 19/Apr/09 -
with Mike
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Nicholas Livesey 30/Aug/08 AltLd

Grim weather

griggj 29/Aug/08 AltLd

guidebooks were rather scetchy

with nick livesey
rustyclimber91 ?/Jul/08 Solo O/S

great day out

Hidden 22/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 18/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/08 Solo
Hidden ?/May/08 -
Harry Ellis ?/May/08 -
with Will Veitch
Hidden 19/Apr/08 Solo
dustbuddy 19/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
nathan_kelly 27/Aug/07 -
with Kenny Kenworthy
Hidden 26/Aug/07 -
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Solo
francois 20/Aug/07 Lead
with Lorna
Hidden 20/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/07 Solo
George Ormerod 05/May/07 Solo O/S

Please put this back to the Moderate that it is in real life and the guide. At VD we don't even get to vote it down to the right grade.

with Clare W
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 13/May/06 Solo
Colin Mcgregor 13/May/06 Solo
alan.rodger 06/May/06 Solo

Done as moderate.

with jim fish
mortimea ?/May/06 Lead
with Mr Van Doorn, James Perkins
Conan ?/May/05 Solo
keith hal ?/May/05 Solo
with Ruaridh Leslie
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
dan cowley ?/Apr/04 Solo O/S
hedgehog77 21/Feb/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
Judd_IV ?/Oct/03 Solo O/S
with Derek
DavPk 20/Sep/03 Solo
with Catherine Pearks
Hidden 14/Apr/03 -
fellgazelle ?/Apr/03 Solo
with Ian Waterhouse, Caroline Waterhouse
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Sep/02 -
Dave Kerr 27/Jun/02 Solo
with John Watson
Captain Solo 17/Jun/02 Solo
with Ian Everard
arduff ??/2002 Solo

Avoided VD , Grade = Mod

with Chales Kennelly
Bruce Kerr 05/Aug/01 Solo
iskra2000 ?/May/00 -
with Clare Downie
johnrc ??/2000 Solo

did this when i was 12,not vd.. gd to link to cir mhor

Lone Rider ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
rogerskews ?/May/99 Solo
with Martin Coward
Hidden ?/May/99 Solo
mike fenwick ?/May/97 Lead
with Lucy
Hidden 24/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
guisboro andy ?/Jun/96 Solo

day after fell race, followed by swim in burn

Hidden 14/May/96 -
johnkeith ??/1996 -
Graham Booth ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Tenko ?/May/94 -
with Kev Wilson
pigeonjim ??/1994 -
Hidden ?/Jul/93 Lead
Hammy 30/Apr/93 Solo
with Colin Struthers
Ali MacDonald 04/May/91 Solo O/S

RAF MRT Training

with Jo Wiggins
brianrunner ??/1990 -
Simon Caldwell ??/1990 -
uphillnow ??/1990 -
lithos ??/1990 -
Tony Buckley ?/May/88 -

Done as part of the walking round. If you think this is VDiff, you must have got so terribly lost I'm surprised you ever found your way back to write about you life-changing experiences on a classic Mod...

Sandman55555 12/Jun/87 Solo O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??/1986 Solo
roncaves 21/Apr/85 -


fmck ??/1983 -

in winter best to go south to north rather than the opposite as we did. Took so long in the gap the last section was in darkness and a bit of an epic for a couple of school kids

mark mcgowan01 ??/1983 -
with Stephen Yates
Hidden 28/Jun/81 AltLd
crowberry gully 27/Jun/81 Lead
with Judith Bell
kennylind ??/1980 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 21/Apr/79 Solo

Some snow lying. Done twice since, always south-north

with Bernard
Bolt Phobia 24/Apr/76 Solo
with Wil Hurford
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