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Everett & Richardson 22/Jan/1989

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

chris cockbain 28/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Lean conditions with a few tricky steps low down. Good ice step higher up and even got a few screws in. Tiny cornice at the mo

Tom Draude 28/Jan/17 2nd O/S
TeeBee 23/Jan/17 2nd

Thin conditions - some tricky moves. Acting as clien,t with Paul, for Duncan. Climbing in series, then parallel.

with Paul B.
HelenB 22/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Tricky moves at bottom on precarious rock to avoid a broken ice step, lean but excellent steep neve for a lot of the route though occasionally broken, intimidating cornice to negotiate - lots of deadman slots, wish I'd had one... An enjoyable/exhilarating climb!

with AdamK
graemew ??/2017 -
str1nger 28/Feb/16 AltLd dnf

Very banked out, had to dig down to the old gear and tat placement on the right hand side just before the crux. Cornice was massive, tried to dig through but was getting nowhere. Placed a new piece of tat on the exposed boulder towards the top out and had to abseil out.

with Adam Stringer
pipmccarthy 12/Feb/16 Solo
Elsier 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Skinned in (from the chairlift) and skied out which was quite a fun experience. Steep at the moment, felt harder than II and very hard to find gear. (crag plastered) but climbing conditions underneath the spindrift not bad with reasonable ice.

with Adrian
Hidden ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
chris.greaves 15/Feb/15 2nd β
David Kay 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S
How easy 07/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Keith Lambley 07/Apr/13 AltLd
with Kate R
Andy Syme 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Slightly damp, and a little soft up at the cornice, but a good solid route. Left hand exit not enticing, but found alternative exit on right side.

michaelmurray 29/Mar/13 AltLd

Enjoyable route although felt steep and hard for a Grade II. Very steep loose snow at the top but luckily James managed to exit left at the top onto a small snow ridge and over the cornice! We started late and climbed slowly so missed the gondola down, although summiting to a beautiful sunset made the extra walking worthwhile!

with Matt Myerscough, James
Palomino1hills 10/Mar/13 Lead

Great day only climbers on the face strong easterly good steep ice on a couple of pitches

with Geoff
OZZY1962 10/Mar/13 AltLd

great day out only a little wind , lots of ice and hard snow think it was more a 3 very steep may b about 70 degrees at mid height . we exit right. we were the only climber there

oliverk 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Solid grade III, very good apart from last pitch which was near vertical snow

davidbird63 02/Mar/13 Lead

First winter Scottish lead, first multipitch lead and first encounter with a horrible cornice. Not very comfortable coming out. But, great experience and much learned.

with David Emmett, David Adcock, David Qualtrough
ten4dave 02/Mar/13 2nd
sanguine ?/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Completed on last day of Intermediate Winter Climbing course from Alan Kimber Mountaineering group - seconded and followed the trad for experience - ended with a fun cornice breakthrough. Descent was via my first snow bollard - spooky :-)

with Spike Sellers
mzchambers 27/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Mark Ice
gfpowell 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
KevB 27/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Warren Burke
Hidden 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
spearing05 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Managed the route in two pitches. Andrew led first pitch long and didn't seem worth belaying at obvious peg belay 10m after leaving him. Top section was soft from the sun and although the cornice had been cut the snow on the plateau was really poor making the exit difficult not helped by 15 meters of loose rope below. Felt technically the same as green gulley on the Ben

with Andrew
WillCass 24/Feb/13 AltLd
with Si
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd
JezzaCat 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Found this a bit stiff for a grade II, steep ice pitch & dodgy steep snow just below the cornice, plus traffic & 3 on a rope resulted in missing the gondola & a long walk down!

with Ben, Stella
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
gb83 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lovely route. Felt more like III though. Stunning views made it an excellent first route for will.

Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
jasoncash 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Steep Ice pitch in the middle, much harder than the usual Grade II, nasty soft snow under the cornice as well made things tasty

with Rob Clark, Andy Cash
andycash 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
markwarner ?/Feb/13 Solo

First Ice step grade 3 condition

scottie390 24/Jan/13 -
with Conor McCarthy
Batt 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Not sure what it's normally like but felt pretty hard for a II. Good fun tho, ice of varying quality all the way took screws, rock exposed for gear. Cornice a little 'entertaining'! Easy gully v steep abb'd in. Slopes below crag good n hard.

Hoyes 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Abseiled down easy gully. Good ice but relatively lean conditions. Steep sections at bottom and mid-height were steep and icy. Insecure and bold cornice topout. Felt more like solid grade III.

Slarti B 15/Feb/12 AltLd

Led pitch 1 and 3. Nice, snow a bit sugary but not too challenging. Cold and wet on top.

with james, Richard
natalio 15/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches. I led first and third, Ali led the second one.

with Ali
Hidden 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Dirty Knees 12/Feb/12 -

In good condition today

Hidden 12/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S
mikehenesy 28/Jan/12 AltLd dnf

Should have realised would be banked up with snow but abbed down lefthand and that looked great. Snowed up and defied protection search. Bob led first sketchy pitch to decent belay and I headed up the second in the hope that pro would present itself, got a dodgy screw in halfway to the top. Had a couple of attempts at getting through the cornice at different points, snow underfoot pretty shitty and kicked big loose buckets. In the end Guy etc bashed out a bit of the lip and gave us a top roped haul out. We did the same for the next party. Exciting stuff on the lead, confidence building.

with Bobby Pearson
Bobby Pearson 27/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Cloud inversion, clear skies, light winds, -5deg ish, lots of fresh snow. Abbed down Left Twin. Gully in good nick good snow consolidation. I led first pitch bit light on pro. Mick led 2nd pitch which took him 3.5 hours faffing. Eventually the others had to drop a rope down to get him over the cornice.

with Mike Henesey
Badgers 27/Jan/12 Lead
Stephen Halliday 27/Jan/12 2nd β
edmitchell 16/Jan/12 Lead rpt

Harder, leaner conditions today. I've climbed easier grade 3 routes!

emmarowe 16/Jan/12 2nd O/S
mrterrynelson 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
jaggy bunnet 15/Jan/12 Solo
andybroadway 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Morris
Sally Hudson 13/Jan/12 AltLd
with Mike Murphy
marcusmarcus1 12/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Wilkie, Russ Reid
Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd dnf
robgixer ?/Mar/11 AltLd
sadsetts 12/Feb/11 Lead dnf

EPIC!! Started out in gorgeous sunshine with odd sprinkling of snow. Chose this line after finding another party on forgotten twin. Almost came a cropper on first pitch after an axe and both feet blew out from cruddy ice, managed to hold with remaining axe. Led all pitches to below HUGE cornice, bailed out from fixed peg above chimney. Helping another party down who only had one 50m line with them. Loads of spindrift blowing from top. Traversed out rightwards to ridge, losing a Mitt along the way. Missed Gondola by miles. Walked off in pitch black with one torch between 2 of us to find that my headtorch was in my sack afterall!!! Doh!

with Ronny
Mr Fuller 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route. Led pitch 1 and 3 to top out. Loads of spindrift. Felt steep!

with Dan
Gibbo 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Elaine Azzopardi, Rich Abell
Ewan Russell 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden 21/Dec/10 AltLd dnf
martin one 16/Mar/10 Lead

Had to retreat from the top as cornice to big

with Dan, barry Hewitt
Hidden 14/Feb/10 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Spad 31/Jan/10 2nd
GScot38 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/09 AltLd
Bex_M 24/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Martin, Ewan Buckingham
Hidden 22/Feb/09 AltLd
Hidden 22/Feb/09 AltLd
EcoClimber 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Ha! Taught myself ice climbing with this route. First ever climb and solo.!!

DannyMac 18/Feb/09 AltLd
Zoomer 18/Feb/09 AltLd

Very pleasant climbing. Ice in the narrows a bit soft but good grade 2.

Alpandy 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Dropped Steve's Deadman when swapping gear over at the start of the third pitch...would have been really useful to protect the exit over the cornice...oops!

with Steve
SteveM 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 14/Feb/09 2nd O/S
markfairbank 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

In good condition, although perhaps hard for grade II. Party above dropped a deadman - could have quite literally lost my head!

with Mick D
alan wilson 10/Feb/09 Solo

Good nick all the way, took a left hand variation on narrow chimney high up...

Andynsloan 10/Feb/09 AltLd rpt

Bit of a faff finding protection for first belay. Out of practice and usual terror negotiating the cornice. Andy 1st and 3rd pitch. Ian 2nd pitch.

with Ian Sillett
Irk the Purist 09/Feb/09 2nd

Excellent, my first taste of front pointing and abseiling off of a snow bollard. Had to run for the cable car at the end of the day!

with Andy
dan_o_b ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Novice ?/Feb/09 AltLd
Jonny M 01/Jan/09 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 01/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Mog ??/2009 AltLd
Darrell Read 31/Dec/08 -
MartF 28/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

With Matt Forshaw. Wrote off car on way back down the ski road! 3 days to get home from Fort William!

Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/08 2nd O/S
beckycoles 18/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

A lot of digging. Got quite warm.

tom_holdsworth 17/Mar/08 AltLd
with Mike Kennedy
Calder 16/Mar/08 2nd
with Mark
pepperpot 16/Mar/08 2nd β

First winter climb. Loads of uncolsolidated snow and a steep conrnice to negotiate. Best fun ever!

with Tim
Diggler ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Scary cornice top out on sugary crap with basically no gear. Dug/swam my way up somehow convinced I was about to die and eventually made it...Totally fantastic

malc 18/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2.

with Paul S
Ken Applegate 17/Feb/08 Lead
with Dave Buckett, Phil James
gareth r 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Hywel
eagleopus 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Gareth
star8ug ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Brother
Hidden 29/Jan/08 Lead O/S
deano 26/Jan/08 Solo

Went soloing while others where doing winter skills by ski lift

My Gravity 19/Jan/08 2nd

Simon got to about 4 metres below the cornice, but the snow was too soft. After 45mins of digging and gaining no height it looked like the cornice might collapse and knock him off, so we backed off.

with Simon S
Hidden 05/Jan/08 AltLd dnf
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Lead dnf
Andrew1 02/Jan/08 Lead
with Thom Gornell
Si ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Tim H
joese7en ??/2008 AltLd O/S
rockstott ?/Dec/07 AltLd
Luke Kelly 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Shona
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead
Boistelle 04/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Mike,Gregg
DavidBarraclough ?/Mar/07 -
JDSwain 20/Feb/07 -
with Andy Nisbet, Ian Swain, Ian Jackson
IanJackson 20/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Great Day out, Frist winter Route

with Swain16
SteveM 18/Feb/07 AltLd
with Tobs
Tobias at Home 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

left the gully after one pitch and climbed up buttress to left. enjoyable II/III

with SteveM
Stuart Macfarlane 17/Feb/07 AltLd
with Helen
Hidden 13/Feb/07 2nd
bms 13/Feb/07 Lead
with DW
bawjaws 04/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Mr R led first pitch, I led second. Even endured a cornice collapse being thrown down the chute over us.

with Martin Riddell
Hidden 04/Feb/07 AltLd
Sandy P 04/Feb/07 AltLd
with LukeO
Monk 02/Feb/07 AltLd dnf

Conditions looked good but the snow on this route just fell away and couldn't get any decent axe placements. The first pitch had a tricky step over a gaping hole and the 2nd just wasn't solid so we abbed off. Good experience though.

with Alan
jonnie3430 ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

I lead crux, Ewan got the cornice

with Ewan
antibubble ?/Feb/07 -
Hidden 27/Jan/07 AltLd
MarkDavies36 ??/2007 Lead O/S
kenneM ?/Dec/06 Lead

Climbed with Moony after we did Glover's Chimney

with Moony
rob wmc 16/Mar/06 2nd O/S

First winter route, awesome! loved every minute of it. Petar led first and third pitches, Pete second and fourth.

with Pete & Petar
cubehead 12/Mar/06 AltLd
Big Lee 11/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Fantastic gully with some excellent ice sections. Would have been nice if the weather had been better though.

with Carl Pulley
luckyjim ?/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/06 2nd O/S
Rampikino 26/Feb/06 Lead
with Liz Hay
John Pickles ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Neil Mackay
maybe_si 23/Jan/06 AltLd
with NJSharp
Hidden 23/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
KeithW 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Three on a 50m rope?!! Soft deep snow, took a while. Some steep ice underneath. Soft cornice needed 2 attempts to get over

with Steve Prest & Elsa
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Lead
Ice Spider ??/2006 Lead
with Rew
Hidden ??/2006 -
centurion05 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with abbey
Hidden 29/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo
icescrew ?/Apr/05 AltLd
with Graham Temple
Captain Solo 07/Mar/05 Solo
Johannes Petersen ?/Mar/05 Lead
with Alan Gordon
PenJD 18/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Kate Ludley
Andynsloan 10/Feb/05 AltLd

A learning experience finding protection! Malc did the run out to the top.

with Malcolm Sloan
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Dave Mason ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Phil Humberstone
Hidden ?/Feb/05 2nd
steev ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Gaz
Steve Perry ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
jaggy bunnet 29/Jan/05 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/05 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jan/05 -
francois 23/Jan/05 AltLd

Ended up freaking out on the unconsolidated steep snow top out and asking for a rope to be thrown down. Not my finest hour...

Ramon Marin 22/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
with Rob Oram
Rob Oram 22/Jan/05 AltLd O/S

Led the second and fourth pitches. The last to the top was basically unprotected but fine. Fantastic weather and a nice little climb. A good start to a new season.

mike.moss ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Tom Stedall
Hidden ?/Dec/04 AltLd
jsw1 06/Mar/04 2nd
with David Buchanan
seanyt 06/Mar/04 Lead O/S
dan cowley 02/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with Angus Murray and John Maguire
joe king ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with steveP
steveP ?/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
luckyjim ?/Mar/04 Solo
markshaf 29/Feb/04 2nd
Mark A Humphries 21/Feb/04 Lead O/S

I led all pitches

with Frank Thies
French Erick 14/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
with Stewart Richardson
Gman ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with James
tom.e ?/Feb/04 2nd O/S
with Charlie Everett
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead
akhughes ??/2004 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Jim Haydock 15/Mar/03 AltLd
with Dave Hollinger
jamie ward 01/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with simon fairman
Hidden 18/Feb/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/03 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 23/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/02 2nd
John Roe 14/Feb/02 AltLd

Bruce fell off at the start of the climb then after I led the first pitch he decided that he was not able to climb so I joined an other pai(Jocky Marr + 1) to complete the climb.

with Bruce Cregan
Tarquin ??/2002 -
IanMcC 08/Apr/01 AltLd dnf

Had to retreat from below cornice. Missed the gondola!

with Jimbo
abbeywall 18/Mar/01 AltLd
with K
crowberry gully 17/Feb/01 -
with Ross McGibbon
Mickdenali ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S
with Steve Thomas
John Brayshaw 28/Mar/00 AltLd RP
with Chris
Hidden ??/2000 -
plain kitten ??/2000 -
bandersnatch ??/2000 AltLd
with Mairi B
Hidden 23/Feb/99 AltLd O/S
rlrs ?/Feb/99 2nd
Antony Mariani ?/Feb/99 Lead O/S
with rlrs
seanyt ??/1999 Lead
Andy Say 14/Feb/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/92 Solo O/S
Marti999 ?/Apr/92 Lead
OMSKB 26/Feb/92 AltLd O/S
pingora 13/Jan/90 Lead
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