500m. As the name suggests, a classic alpine style ridge. Consistent grade II across the whole of the ridge. Easy to underestimate the length of this route.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, 3 star Scottish winter, Winter Aspirations.

Hidden 22/Mar 2nd O/S
c357 09/Mar AltLd
LovelyMrTom 06/Mar AltLd O/S

Great route, interesting all the way. Moved together for the whole thing.

lusonavigator 06/Mar 2nd
Hidden 06/Mar Lead O/S
Ian.ch 06/Mar AltLd O/S

Great route, sustained interest throughout. Fair amount of soft snow. Moved together, swung lead when run out of gear.

a_m154 04/Mar Solo

Moving together and simul climbing trickier bits. Tricky conditions- blizzard and loose powder no ice! Felt a grade higher.

with James Ormrod
royle883 03/Mar Lead dnf

Airlifted off near the top after benightment

Si 02/Mar AltLd
with Lou B
Lee0901 ?/Mar -
arose 28/Feb Lead

Great fun in the sun. In great condition just now

with Jago, Sarah
lordyosch 24/Feb AltLd rpt

Horrid deep powder on the approach. Loose, crumbly snow on the route.

stev1e.wilso 24/Feb AltLd rpt

Great route not such a great day(s)!

Hoyes 23/Feb Lead rpt

Moved together. Lots of loose snow. Doing some laps of the swimming pool would have been useful training. Caught the Gondola down :-)

with Colin N, Tom B
yossarian714 23/Feb 2nd β

Lots of loose snow, lots of unfrozen turf

with James Hoyes, Colin Nave
Hidden 17/Feb Solo
maxtaylor 15/Feb AltLd O/S
samkat 12/Feb 2nd

Too much soft snow at bottom section, otherwise great route. Lots of parties on route.

with mick Bailes, Steve Lismore
scottywakefield 12/Feb AltLd O/S

Fantastic route with plenty of lines up the lower ridge to make things more interesting. We had sunshine and minimal wind, could have been in Chamonix.

stevelismore 12/Feb AltLd

Moved together as a 3 with Mick and Sameer. Slow getting started and as the guide says it is surprisingly long so we only just made it back for the last gondola down

with Sameer
flatlandrich76 12/Feb 2nd

My second winter route

with Jez, Stella
joemallia 12/Feb Lead O/S

Also with Toby, Angus, Tim and Neil. 2 ropes of three moving together.

JezzaCat 12/Feb Lead
with Stella
Simonfarfaraway 12/Feb Solo O/S

Great route - moved together + solo

with Shaw
Duncan Beard 11/Feb 2nd O/S

Gondola up, started climb around 9:30, soft snow but good turf and some rock hooks. Nice blocky & exposed ridge, narrow in places but never steep. Roger lead us quite fast, moving together. Finished around 1pm, whiteout at top. Gondola down, back at car for 3pm, my earliest ever winter finsh!

with Roger
Alpenglow 11/Feb Solo O/S

Never too hard but sustained interest.

with NUMC, Chris H
ChrisH89 11/Feb Solo O/S

Well worth the stars. Definitely a day for ridges with all the powder about! Turf nicely frozen.

Hidden 10/Feb AltLd
telemarker 05/Feb 2nd

Direct start with Di Gilbert.

Rob Wardle 05/Feb 2nd O/S
with Rob Smith
SarahA 04/Feb -

Stephen, Augmas, Ben. Deep powder and alarmingly unfrozen turf in lower reaches of route which improved as we got up. Surprisingly exposed in places. Weather was grim on the plateau.

bljp 04/Feb Solo O/S
El_Dave_H 04/Feb AltLd

Value for money, more exposed (in places) than expected. Route under powder, very strong winds, luckily behind us. Turf unfrozen until the last portion of the route. Ran down to the gondola with 10 minutes to spare to find it was closed due to the wind.

Hidden 03/Feb Solo
hlegge 03/Feb Solo O/S

Effectively summer conditions, didn't need crampons or axes. Weather was very wet when started but cleared as topped out to give stunning views of the Ben.

David Henchliffe 28/Jan AltLd O/S
with Marie Skinner, Matt Linnett
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
dav_713 09/Nov/16 Solo
alan.rodger 16/Apr/16 AltLd
morsg 16/Apr/16 AltLd

Second attempt to locate the climb. The buttress of Golden Oldy looked like a rocky tower, well separated by a broad gully from the three buttresses to its right.

Ben Hollands 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Fab alpine style ridge.

with Dan the man, Chris Harding
Hidden 07/Apr/16 AltLd
LanceSolf 28/Mar/16 2nd O/S


Hidden 09/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/16 2nd
guy757 09/Mar/16 -
Euan Todd 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S

What a route, what a day! Walked up from the bottom (lifts are aid climbing, eh). Soloing meant it was never too cold, even when the clag came in. Sustained interest, all the way up.

Hidden 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Liam Watson 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S


with Miina
Jon Ellis 05/Mar/16 -

Alpine Style

with Neil Cox
Garry_C 04/Mar/16 Solo

Hard to be sure your starting up the right rib in low vis. Brilliant sustained route throughout.

tim20 28/Feb/16 Lead
Dirtmerchant 28/Feb/16 Solo
with Stuart Aitken, Stevie Young
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Solo
EuanM 28/Feb/16 Lead

Great day in stunning weather.

colin fagan 27/Feb/16 Solo

Fantastic weather and conditions, such a nice day to be out on the hills!

Hidden 27/Feb/16 -
ralphio 26/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Pitched the crux. Moved together for the rest.

Abu777 26/Feb/16 2nd

First winter route for me! Fantastic conditions and solid axe placements throughout, great fun.

with Andrew Toogood, Nick Helm
csd23 26/Feb/16 Lead
with Richard Dodds
paul_the_northerner 26/Feb/16 AltLd G/U

first winter Grade II, amazing atmosphere, mostly clear conditions, missed the Gondola so had to walk back to the car

cbonner 25/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
andrew.tyrrell 25/Feb/16 Lead O/S

First winter lead. A bit powdery, but glorious weather. Took our time, with last hour or so with headtorches. Topped out at 7:30pm and had the mountain to ourselves

cols1982 25/Feb/16 AltLd
with cbonner
Hidden 24/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Peter Goulding 22/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
place1323 22/Feb/16 AltLd
steveg 22/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Peter Goulding
Hidden 22/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Sam1900 22/Feb/16 2nd

Long Day, Missed last gondola and descended in the dark

with Matt Lippert, Ben Marshall
wi11 21/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Walked up. Gondola down

guy757 21/Feb/16 -
Marq 20/Feb/16 AltLd dnf

Backed off 2/3 of the way up after Steve got blown sideways!

with Steve Graham
thedatastream 18/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Found the right route this time ;) Powder snow covering, turf frozen and minimal ice. Moved together.

BenedictIEP 18/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Two pairs , Me and Jake, Nick and JP. Moved together throughout.

Hidden 18/Feb/16 -
hairy51 17/Feb/16 Lead
10029759 17/Feb/16 2nd O/S
guy757 17/Feb/16 -
iwanap 15/Feb/16 Lead
Tim Rodgers 14/Feb/16 Solo
danwilliams99 14/Feb/16 Solo

Gondola up. First party on the route and only saw one other person until the summit. Cloud conditions variable but otherwise a decent day out. Back to the house in time for 3pm rugby.

with Tom Hewitt
Chelsey Robinson 11/Feb/16 2nd
joe hallam 11/Feb/16 Lead

Epic day. Gondola at 8 very mild walk in followed by a swim style ascent. Enjoyed all of it aside from a slight unexpected partial descent near the start. Made the gondola down, with plenty of time to spare. Well done chels, 3rd winter day.

Hidden 11/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Bryan M 11/Feb/16 AltLd

Direct start for grade III tick, moved together, 2.5 hrs.

Nath93 10/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Feb/16 AltLd
DundeeDave 10/Feb/16 AltLd

Great conditions and nice path most of the way up the route.

Hidden 10/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 09/Feb/16 Lead
Finn Curry 08/Feb/16 Lead
with John Wilshaw
Badgers 08/Feb/16 AltLd
Stephen Halliday 08/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 03/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Nick24 01/Feb/16 Lead
with Stu
Broony 01/Feb/16 Lead
with Nick24
cavemancolumbus ?/Feb/16 Solo
Si ?/Feb/16 Lead O/S

With Kate and Russ

Jenny Dart 24/Jan/16 Solo
with Robin
Robin Woodward 24/Jan/16 Solo dnf

Started up what we though might be the route, but conditions were poor with wet snow on wet rock. Bailed after the first pitch to attempt a gully further east which we got 3 pitches up and also bailed off.

flat eric 14/Jan/16 2nd

Great route. Snow very dry and powdery. Otherwise good conditions.

with Jacob K
Hidden 09/Jan/16 Lead
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Dale Finnie ??/2016 Solo
Hawky ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Solo
cas smerdon 05/Jul/15 Solo
with Mark S
AntMayer 04/Apr/15 AltLd

A bit of a thaw going on. Lower section looks like there is a variety of options till you get to the narrow gangway near the top. Take lots of slings.

crowberry gully 01/Apr/15 -
Jim Haydock 01/Apr/15 AltLd

Tough going in the fresh snow but worth the slog in.

with David bell
Hidden 29/Mar/15 -
Hidden 29/Mar/15 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/15 2nd O/S
sj87 19/Mar/15 Lead
AndyG71 14/Mar/15 -

A bit thin

dougal 14/Mar/15 -
with AndyG71
Hidden 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S
arose 04/Mar/15 Lead

Teaching day, MIC assessment.

with Clients
Nath93 25/Feb/15 Solo

Found the correct line today and what a route, great grade II fun!

easers 21/Feb/15 Solo
with Doug
Dougbart 21/Feb/15 Solo
with Iain
graemecw 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together for most of the way. Great route.

Robertgiddy 16/Feb/15 -

Did one short pitch to start then moved together all the way to the top from there. If i did it again I would only take one rope thus reducing weight and the amount or rope that has to be dealt with when moving together, of course this is only a good idea if you think you are unlikely to pitch much of the route.

GuitarGenius92 16/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

I lead the pitch at the start then moved together over the rest of the route.

with Jonathan Hazell
Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
MTBAnimal 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Hard with Skis on your back!

Nick_Scots 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Bluesky day, good turf and neve.

Sam Maher 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Finding the started proved unnecessarily difficult. Moral of the story, check the approach description in the guidebook before thinking you know better! Really good route with loads of great exposure, a little too much in some places since neither mike nor I had much experience in winter placements so ended up unintentionally soloing it all. As the sun came over, the snow started to turn to mush and it was more like swimming and I was quite conscious about not falling off. Great route but one we got away with!

with Mike Davie
Hidden 04/Feb/15 -
rambler_gary 04/Feb/15 2nd

lovely weather, Scott Kirkhope guiding

with Haydn
ross brinson 02/Feb/15 -

Felt hard. lots of sugar powder,

with James
Hidden 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Matt Schwarz 22/Jan/15 Solo O/S

really hard to find the start, not sure if it was right, but greta fun and steady the whole way!

Dave Douglas 19/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Superb easy day out. Blue skies, no wind. What winter climbing is all about.

with Neil Barron, Paul Freudenthal
jezb1 19/Jan/15 Lead

Decent route, amazing weather. Moved together all the way.

Zoomer 19/Jan/15 2nd O/S

First day of WIT, bluebird and cold. Easy ridge, soft at II. Moved together for the majority.

freudy_love 19/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Dave Douglas, Neil Barron
Hidden 19/Jan/15 -
Hidden 19/Jan/15 -
bms 19/Jan/15 AltLd
Benstar 18/Jan/15 -
timday 17/Jan/15 Lead

Nice route. Lots of powdery snow on it, but nothing for axes so mainly hooking boulders or torqueing cracks all the way. Plenty of boulders/spikes/threads for slings. After a few pitches tried to switch to moving together... just in time for an unexpected fin-like arete which forced us back to pitching. Surprisingly easy walk in despite all the snow; back down in plenty of time for gondola.

with MartinH
martinh13 17/Jan/15 2nd
with Tim Day
Hidden 16/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Fiona Reid 04/Jan/15 AltLd

A little soggy low down but pretty well frozen on the route. Soloed to the start of the first rocky section and used rope thereafter. Started of claggy and raining but cleared into a really brilliant day so glad we didn't bail. Didn't recognise much from my first ascent confirming my suspicion that we were likely off route.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Good mountaineering day out.

with Fiona
kenneM 04/Jan/15 Lead
with Paul Elliott
chris smith 03/Jan/15 Solo O/S
mrginna ?/Jan/15 Solo O/S
with Stu B, matt
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/14 AltLd
Marq 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Andy27 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
K8Wilson 23/Mar/14 Lead
johnrich 23/Mar/14 AltLd
with Luke
morsy 22/Mar/14 AltLd rpt

approach took ages due to lots of snow; moved together

with peter berwick
Ken Applegate 22/Mar/14 Lead

Quite a lot of fresh snow both on the approach and on the route.

Pete23 22/Mar/14 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead
RichardThorpe 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Slick 28/Feb/14 Lead
with David Q
Purely 28/Feb/14 2nd

Technically not that hard but very exposed with minimal gear in a number of places (especially over the snow aretes). Blowing an absolute hooly on the upper section and on the summit. Challenging navigation back to the ski tow in a whiteout. Took about 3.5 hours.

with Mat Adams
alastairbegley 28/Feb/14 Solo


David Qualtrough 28/Feb/14 2nd
JonHarvey 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Lots and lots of snow making ridge and approach tough. Great alpine style ridge! Thin sections of ridge banked out forming great exposed snow arete's. Last 50m and descent to ski centre in a white out. Full on Scotland :-)

Dan_Staff 22/Feb/14 -
Darrell Read 22/Feb/14 -
keith hal 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with John Bell
Hidden 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 16/Feb/14 Lead
mzchambers 14/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Rory
Laura Hamlet 09/Feb/14 -
BPaske 01/Feb/14 2nd
with Calum Ross, James Heath
Laura Hamlet ?/Feb/14 -
Hidden 23/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Meinertzhagen 23/Jan/14 2nd

Direct start (III)

with James Mark Walter, Christopher Lyus, James Davis
CLyus 23/Jan/14 -

Direct start, so much white stuff!!!!!

with Jam, James Davis, Hannah
Hidden 20/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/14 Lead O/S
gravity 12/Jan/14 2nd

Windy day, good snow conditions, a fine route. The gondola was out due to wind, so we walked up and down from Nevis Range car park.

with Ben Tibbetts
arose 11/Jan/14 Lead

Moved together, 2 teams of 2. Great fun easy day

with Georgia Hancock, Luis Parsons, Hannah Francis
Tightsgirl 11/Jan/14 2nd

Great! Moved together.

musgravet 03/Jan/14 2nd
with Olly P
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/14 2nd
aneate ?/Jan/14 -
tsl42 30/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together. Powdery and deep. Great way to bring in the new year.

Hidden 30/Dec/13 -
danny269 30/Dec/13 AltLd

next time get the climber's gondola from 8am!

with Cripsey
Hidden 30/Dec/13 -
team fat belly 29/Dec/13 Solo

Turf reasonably frozen, getting better with height. A lot of wet unconsolidated snow around, will get better quickly with a good freeze over the next few days.

with Chris, Toby
chrisallan 29/Dec/13 Solo O/S
stanleynkk ?/Dec/13 AltLd
with Tom Golden
michaelmurray 30/Mar/13 -

Great day out in stunning weather! Moved together the whole way with Matt in the lead. Took about 7.5 hours gondola to gondola.

with Matt Myerscough, James
Julesthe1st 15/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Paul Wolf
lou_rankine ?/Mar/13 -
Hidden 23/Feb/13 -
Stuart Macfarlane 23/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
Hidden 20/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Jenny Hall 20/Feb/13 2nd

Fantastic route with lots of sustained entertaining moments, claggy and frosty hair. Wonderful ran to catch the last cable car and oh the relief of catching it - sore feet well worth it.

with tom wood, Louis
Louis Hume 20/Feb/13 Lead

Clagged in so lucky to meet AMI on way in who knew the start. Straight forward after that with nice exposure.

Hidden 20/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Sutty22 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Very Alpine! Solid neve on the way to the climb. Some nice ice on the approach to the ridge. The lowest 50m of rock was bare and considered taking off my crampons. After the first steepening there was much more snow on the route and made for fast going. Airy in places but nice scrambling all the way, a couple of spicy moves but nothing too bad. Made good time but can see how this would be time consuming roped up/under powder. Superb day.

ten4dave 17/Feb/13 Lead
davidbird63 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Great day. Long and easy. Finished in the dark and missed the gondola. It's a long fierce walk down

with James Rodgers, David Adcock
Moonstone Hippy 16/Feb/13 Solo

Went to do Gendarme Ridge but took some overalls/ grooves low down & realised I'd gone on to Oldy! Great conditions, lots of ice, soft wet snow, mini cornices on route, little vis. The guys who were going for Golden Oldy ended up on Western Rib by the look of it. The joys of limited visibility.

Hidden 07/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Tarquin 06/Feb/13 Solo
with Dave, Subbs
carl_123 06/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Theeni 06/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Jimbowaba 05/Feb/13 Lead
with morpcat
morpcat 05/Feb/13 2nd

Moved together

wilkinscl 05/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Feb/13 2nd O/S
ChrisVian 15/Jan/13 -

Bailed off at the bottom as we managed to trigger a number of small slab avalanches on the very bottom of the climb. Excellent frozen turf away from the snow, will be fantastic once consolidated.

jon59 10/Jan/13 AltLd

Verglas on the rocks lower down lead to rime ice, snow and frozen turf from then on, good route but difficulties short lived

Hidden ??/2013 -
Luke W Edwards 18/Dec/12 2nd O/S
MarkRoe 18/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Can't decide whether we did this or Gendarme Ridge; The cloud was very low at the bottom of the route. Fun 45' ice at the bottom which lead to easy ground before the ridge became more prominent. Moved together for the last few hundred meters.

Harry Kingston 16/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Naomi Malkin
LouiseP 16/Dec/12 -
R_W_M 16/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Mat Sav
Ragingpossum 16/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Lower ice was in good condition, and the snow got more consolidated with height. The turf was only frozen on the upper half of the route.

with louise phillips
JamesRoddie 10/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Enjoyable thoughout. Snow quite crusty and well frozen turf.

jamesbrown1979 06/Feb/12 Lead

first scottish winter route. first ever winter lead! excelent day out :) shame about the walk back down. A lot was learned this day.

Double Knee Bar 06/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Amazing day out. Even if we did miss the gondola. Turf was mostly frozen. Steve led the III variant start and I followed. Alt leads and alpine style throughout.

Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
rockstott 01/Feb/12 AltLd
Palomino1hills ?/Feb/12 -

Long day deep powder on approach missed last gondola but managed to get down as there was a party on at the restaurant and gondolas running throug the night.

with Andy
aneate ?/Jan/12 -
mattking_109 ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Warren Earle 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Powder snow, with turf frozen at depth, a few inches of ice here and there, and plenty of easy angle rock for footing, the ice was not sustained. It was snowing, but sheltered until topping out into a gale, and whiteout. We all walked in a circle for a few minutes, until Dave navigated us off with a compass bearing.

with Nev
ctbaird 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
billyeatspies 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

I lead first pitch.

with Chris Baird, Richie Maybank, Joe Wiggins, Kieran Sanaghan, Graham Wootton
iansm 20/Mar/11 2nd
with James, Archie, John
Moonstone Hippy 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Soft new snow, soft turf, old soft snow, snow showers, some spicy bare rock, some sun, mist on top - all equals a great day. Place to myself!

Hidden 22/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/11 AltLd
John Kettle 18/Feb/11 Lead


Simon Caldwell 18/Feb/11 Lead O/S

A traditional route and traditional weather to go with it. 90 minute walk to roughly whether the route was, then another 90 minutes finding it in the clag. Just as we were debating whether to call it a day, the clouds parted briefly and we saw the start about 100m above us. We pitched the whole thing in about 9/10 pitches. Could have moved together on much of it but wanted to play it safe as it was my return to climbing, 6 weeks and 1 day after knee surgery! The gondola closed late morning due to gales so we had to walk down, luckily my knee coped.

with Carmen
hokkyokusei 17/Feb/11 -

Started in sunshine, but < 10m visibility when we topped out

with Jonathon, Bernadette
Pete Barker 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Tamzin, Dave, Lizzie
glaramara 12/Feb/11 Lead

powdery but excellent.

with Dr Liz, Farmer Pete, tamzin
donkster 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Moved together.

with dennis
jack_eadie 08/Feb/11 Solo
mikemartin 08/Feb/11 Solo

Simul solo, great route, great conditions.

rylett 07/Feb/11 -

Short roped with PK and Paul James

with Paul Knowles
TerryLines 06/Feb/11 2nd
Jamie B 27/Jan/11 -
Al Kells 27/Jan/11 -
gateaublaster 27/Jan/11 -

Was out with Jamie Bankhead who was practising his excellent short roping skills on this fantastic route .. beautiful blue skies and nice consolidated snow ..

fall-line 21/Jan/11 -

Niced route, the hard bits were steady and not sustained, so soloed the whole route. Not many views.

with Sarah Collins, Andy Wank, Sarah Kirton
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Solo O/S
peas65 05/Jan/11 Lead

Cleared the way through plenty of powder snow, good route but 2 axes felt cumbersome after first snow slopes. Glad we didnt have to find it in the mist! 3.5 hours

Luke Brooks ??/2011 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
oliverk ??/2011 -
Euan Strachan ??/2011 AltLd O/S

Benighted! Route was loaded with powder.

with Sian, Rori Brooker
PAJames ??/2011 -
Fiona Reid 28/Dec/10 2nd

Pitched a couple of sections, otherwise moved together with Ewan leading the way. Visibility pretty poor but hopefully we went up the right route. Update in 2015: having now seen the crag in good visibility I'm pretty sure we started out on the left hand start to Western Rib and somehow traversed across eventually ending up on the top section of Golden Oldy.

with Ewan
morsy 23/Dec/10 Solo
Ruari Brooker 05/Dec/10 2nd

took 12 hours in powder conditions weather at the top was dire, visibility poor high winds. so we spent the night in a bothy bag, only to find in the morning that we were 50m from the summit and a man in a tent

with Sian, Euan Strachan
SianR 05/Dec/10 AltLd
with Ruari and Euan
easers 28/Nov/10 Solo
clive-greenwood 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy Assam
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
kingjam ?/Mar/10 Lead
with Rich Ashton, Craig Higgins, Matt Naylor
djcarter 19/Feb/10 -

Beautiful clear day, lots of fresh powder so trail-breaking from the river at the base of the climb.

with Kenny, jimmy121
Jimmy1976 19/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Was short roped up this with some direct belays used by our instructor kenny. Was a great day and my first real mountaineering route. Quite a bit of loose powder made finding placements slightly difficult, but still a great day.

with Kenny and Dan
Sankey 16/Feb/10 AltLd
with Andy E
Bokonon 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed in deep powder in the upper sections, not that much fun in places, went slightly off route to the right and ended up in a very powdery snowy bay to gain the ridge. Retrospectively Fun.

with Dave
smiler 16/Feb/10 AltLd
with Bokonon
birbeck 15/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Heard
Daniel Sutherland 14/Feb/10 Lead dnf

Abbed of into gully just before the knife edge, night was falling and didn't fancy being stuck on the ridgein the dark.

with Mike
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo O/S
cubehead 11/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead
JulianD 03/Feb/10 AltLd

Stunning snowy ridge line, guided up by Phil

with Michael L
Captain Solo 01/Feb/10 Solo
tubby two ?/Feb/10 Lead
with Mr Jones, Tinky
Braintax ?/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd O/S
richiegarside ?/Feb/10 AltLd
LJKing ?/Feb/10 Lead
with Rustam Stolkien, Piers Harley
CathS 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

A long and committing route and the conditions (lots of unconsolidated powder snow over rock) made for quite a challenging day out. Much scrabbling around for decent axe placements and footholds. The steep buttress pitches felt moderately desperate at a couple of points - pretty run-out and felt like very technical moves for a Grade II! But it all came good and thankfully we topped out before it got dark - unlike other less fortunate parties on the crag. The very airy and horrifically unstable upper ridge was incredible! Must have been in the zone by that point... Mark's first proper winter route, for which a medal is in order...

with Mark Robinson
Hidden 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
mjw 30/Jan/10 AltLd
with MB
iceicebaby 24/Jan/10 -
oliverk 24/Jan/10 AltLd
Ian Jones 24/Jan/10 2nd O/S

I cleverly forgot to take any axes so borrowed a single, old axe. Moderately entertaining.

with iceicebaby, Sam Wood
Hidden 24/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Stuzz 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S

1st winter lead, with Gwilym soloing alongside. lots of soft snow made things slightly tricky

with Kev
ladislav 07/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Elsie
chmckay ?/Jan/10 AltLd
with Connor Holdsworth
tk1991 ??/2010 -
WilliamBurnside 24/Dec/09 Solo
with B Strachan
ladislav 07/Dec/09 AltLd
with Elsie
Elsier 07/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Great day out, conditions much better than expected. Hard slog up and down though as the Gondola was closed.

with Miles
bigbadbob12345 11/Apr/09 Solo
stev1e.wilso 11/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Tom, Dylan
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
Keenb 28/Mar/09 2nd O/S

My first winter climb. Not sure it was Golden Oldy or a ridge to the left. Snow wasn't consolidated but weather was very good (clear and sunny).

Hidden 19/Mar/09 -
cliffy 06/Mar/09 AltLd
with Debbie Roberts
Julian Prieto 06/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Combes
Batt 06/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hoyes 06/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd
markfairbank 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Good long day out. Limited visibility made picking the right rib tricky but the weather cleared and we moved together the whole way. Only placed 1 bit of gear - it ended up at the bottom of the route - if anyone finds a No. 8 hex...

LauraTurnbull 07/Feb/09 -
with Mark F
DrJon 05/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Anne & Mark
rlrs ?/Feb/09 AltLd
with GSI
lucasp 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

First winter route.

with keith lmc
KeithW 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Paul's 1st proper winter climb. Snowed on & off all day, lots of soft snow on final ridge.

with Paul Lucas
riven 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Trueman, Matt Fuller
Mr Fuller 20/Jan/09 2nd O/S

First ever trad multipitch! First ever winter climb unguided!

with Dumpster Dave, Joe Barker
wykealpha 09/Apr/08 2nd

We failed to locate the climb the previous day but were camping further down the Allt Daim so had a second attempt. Deep powder covered the ridge which made for a long day. The second time I have climbed this route, an absolute gem.

Simon Hodgson 30/Mar/08 -
with Luke Adams, Heather Loosemore
Skinny Kin 15/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Jon Trafford
luckyjim ?/Mar/08 Solo
Jamie B 06/Jan/08 Lead
with Debbie and Stuart
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
JimH ??/2008 -
mgg 12/Mar/07 Lead
with PG.
mgg 12/Mar/07 Lead
with PG.
easers 06/Feb/07 AltLd
with Doug Aitken
developadventure ?/Feb/07 Lead
with Tom Heath
Simon K 27/Jan/07 Lead rpt
with RT
Hidden 22/Jan/07 Lead
Yellow_trousers 17/Jan/07 Solo

Beautiful day, crampons balling up

with Tom Crooks
Hidden 02/Jan/07 Solo
davefount ?/Jan/07 Solo O/S

can't be 100% we were on the right ridge, may have replaced some of the rocky crest with steep snow on the right flank

with Mike, Jez and Alan
Hidden 10/Apr/06 AltLd
nicholas Barrowclough 06/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

OK climb, in a lovely area and situation.

with Tim Davies
abbeywall 05/Mar/06 AltLd
with K
Simon K 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S


with PR
Sandy P 02/Mar/06 Solo
with David Monteith
Bokonon 25/Feb/06 Solo O/S

Very enjoyable route, on a very nice section of easily accessible mountain.

G. Tiger, Esq. 25/Feb/06 Solo
crowberry gully 11/Feb/06 AltLd

It snowed all day, a good depth of fresh snow on the ridge getting deeper all the time. Great conditions for this climb which was a real mountaineering adventure

with Ross McGibbon
keith leonard ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 26/Feb/05 AltLd
with Lucy
Hidden 26/Feb/05 AltLd
dan cowley 16/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

Very wet all day, moved together up route in just under an hour!

with John Maguire
easers 06/Jan/05 Lead
with Claire Dalgleish
lawrenceK ?/Jan/05 Lead
Harry The Owl ?/Mar/04 AltLd β

Done Alpine style with a couple of a mates, one of whom is MIA

with Tony The Blade
Tony the Blade ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with Harry Miller
luckyjim ?/Dec/03 Solo
djdavies 04/Mar/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/03 -
dangates ??/2002 AltLd
with Alison Davey/ Alex Cross
plain kitten ??/2000 -
Ali MacDonald 28/Feb/98 Solo O/S

RAF MRT Training

with Tim Sugars, Rusty , Dan The Man
Hidden ??/1998 Solo
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