UKC

190m, 5 pitches. An excellent but slightly unbalanced route. P1 is steady with the amount and quality of gear depending on the ice or lack thereof. Belay at a big block below the crux slab/corner. P2 is the crux with questionable gear and difficulty depending on how far down the slab ice reaches. P3 and 4 Continue on steep ice interspersed with easier angled ramps. There are options for P5 but moving right may avoid the largest part of the cornice.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.


ClimberDateStyle
Uisdean hawthorn 04/Mar AltLd O/S
with Guy Robertson
andyinglis 03/Mar AltLd O/S

Via left hand groove to acces ice on pitch 2

with Murdoch Jamieson, iain small
French Erick 28/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Conditions looked better than they were. Not great early season conditions! in fact p2 was only just climbable and no more. It was an extremly serious pitch and at my limit. Reaching the ice smear was marginal. I don't know what VIII,7 is like but that is how i imagined it would feel! Incidentally tholl gate is fully formed.

with rob bryniarsky, Dave Kerr
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