UKC

150m. Will probably be IV if Hell's Wall is taken direct or if snow cover is thin.

ClimberDateStyle
Danm79 17/Mar -
Andy Moles 25/Feb Lead

Nice route. Snow much less useful on DGB than the compacted stuff on Curved Ridge.

oonagh thin ?/Feb 2nd
Hidden 08/Jan 2nd
WhipperSnapper 11/Dec/17 AltLd
kbow265 29/Jan/17 AltLd dnf

Oops...

Callum Anderson 21/Jan/17 Lead

Verglass, confused with Curved Ridge....bailed at blank slabby wall into D Gully...gutted! Going back to finish!

Hidden 20/Jan/17 -
niallsash 31/Jan/16 2nd
Piglet69 31/Jan/16 2nd
Hidden 21/Feb/15 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
MTBAnimal 09/Feb/14 2nd dnf

Appalling conditions, wind was very strong at the top, abseiled off with 3 other teams on the day, poor climbing conditions, soft snow and no ice.

Iain_L_32 05/Feb/14 2nd
Plungeman 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Followed one of Cameron's lecturers up who was out to climb curved ridge, only checked the guise when we topped out after a suspiciously hard crux. Soloed everything but the crux and only got the axes out to finish up the chimneys of curved ridge! A grand mountaineering day out to start the season.

Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
aldo56 01/Apr/13 Solo

Soloed in useless powder up the last difficult move of the crux slab, got stuck, choppered out. Many thanks Glencoe MRT, heroes. (We realised we were not on Curved Ridge when it was too late...)

Hidden 17/Feb/13 -
Hidden 16/Feb/13 AltLd
Paterson12 ??/2013 -

get to the chopper

Jamie B 06/Dec/11 -
with isi_o
isi_o 06/Dec/11 -

Top pitch felt like tech 5 in the conditions. Lots of powder and not much useful stuff! Abbed down curved ridge after in the dark... Great day out.

with Jamie B
colenn 20/Mar/11 AltLd
liamo333 20/Mar/11 -

No real ice, climbed in boots, "Hells Wall" was fun!

Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd
WilliamBurnside 19/Mar/11 Lead

In poor condition, last pitch quite hard, abbed back down the route.

with M Riddell
Elsier 19/Mar/11 AltLd

Great route with lots of variety, the slabs at the top were very tricky and run out under soft snow and ice!

with Keri
Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd
bazpearson 20/Feb/11 AltLd dog
with pete stollery
gee-whizz 15/Jan/11 2nd β
with Tel-goatman, spike sellers
Spongebob 29/Dec/10 2nd O/S
SianR 02/Dec/10 AltLd dnf

Somehow we managed to convince ourselves we were on Curved Ridge. Got to some tricky slabs near the top and realised our mistake. 3 full 60m abs to get down again.

with Euan & Tom
thomasaneurinsmith 02/Dec/10 AltLd dnf

Almost got to the top, then realised we were not on curved ridge!! haha - then, not knowing exactly where we were (only having Scottish Winter Climbs with us) we abseiled down the whole thing. Little did we know we were nearly at the top! :(

with Euan Strachan, Sian Richards
Hidden 16/Feb/10 2nd dnf
ladislav 09/Jan/10 AltLd dnf

Went to climb Curved Ridge and got confused in the mist. Realised our mistake when we got stuck on the crux, by which time it was nearly 4pm. Abseiled off in the dark, then had to run back to the hostel before they locked the doors at midnight! Fortunately we met another party in the same situation, and were able to tie our ropes together to do full 60m abseils. Conditions were very cold (-12C) and the snow was thin and unconsolidated. Total horrorshow.

with Surge
Hidden 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
The Bad Cough 06/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with rab
Hidden 28/Feb/08 AltLd
antibubble ?/Feb/08 -
Tom Stoddart 01/Mar/07 Lead

Had previously tried this climb accidentally, thinking we were on Curved Ridge. Great day out this time: the crux slab was delicate and poorly protected, the weather changed from blue skies to blizzards, and we walked off in the dark. Massive sense of achievement.

with Tom Slade, Iain Leverett, Dave Battley
Fraser Hughes 21/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

Lead 2 and 4 pitched. Finished in the dark. Definitely grade IV conditions.

with ontour + Jonnie3430
jonnie3430 ?/Jan/07 2nd
nicjbuk 01/Mar/06 -

not sure of exact date

with paul freeman
Brown ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Timmy
John Kettle ??/2002 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/01 AltLd
BRUCESTRAC ??/2000 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Feb/98 -
Hidden ?/Jan/97 AltLd
crossleysm ??/1994 AltLd O/S
jlury ?/Mar/93 AltLd dnf

was grade III in old days. crux looked horrendous slabby. abbed off. we were supposed to be on curved ridge and had muddled the routes. helicopter rescue was occuring on crowberry which was v noisy and scary

with Jon Hart
Hidden 01/Mar/90 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/90 AltLd
Davy Gunn ??/1982 AltLd
Lone Rider ??/1979 -
uphillnow ?/Feb/67 AltLd
with jim williams
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