UKC

The main spur, visible all the way down the Lairig Eilde. It's a fine route to the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach at the head of Beinn Fhada (the leftmost of the three sisters)

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, 3 star Scottish winter, Easy 3 and 4 star Scottish winter routes.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 28/Mar AltLd O/S
JFT 25/Mar Solo O/S

Bit slushy at the bottom but firmed up nicely once on the ridge proper. Continued over the two munro's, down broad gully then an impromptu solo up dorsal.

arose 13/Mar Solo
with Matthew Phillips
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 11/Mar 2nd

12hr epic. Eds first winter lead. To avoid Cornice dropped into Glen Etive, where thankfully Andy picked us up to out delight.

with Sid Withey, Ed Watts
icehockeyhair 11/Mar 2nd

Soloed most of the route and roped up for the final arete and cornice. Snow a bit soft with the warm temperatures made it slightly insecure. Broke through the cornice round to the right. Amazing inversion on top and descent via Bienn Fhada.

with Chuck
mcawle 07/Mar AltLd

Pretty well banked out. Had a route finding fail - went right at second outcrop instead of left. Definitely off route. Susan did a great job leading up a scrabbly turfy chimney, definitely harder than anything we've done so far. Looked easier from below... Rejoined the route at the crest about 50m before the narrow traverses and running very late at that point. No real runners or belays to speak of from the snow crest onwards, except a small direct belay spike on the last traverse. Headed straight down ridge in fading light. Wonderful view south. Walked out in the dark.

with Susan
Mikemac 05/Mar Solo

Not done much in winter but this was straightforward in very difficult weather. Could easily be solod with one axe if you are confident. 20m rope sufficient otherwise in my opinion

samuellzc 25/Feb Solo O/S
Thomas Jones 24/Feb Solo

Alpine conditions

Steve50002003 19/Feb -
adam001 11/Feb Solo

Very soft snow, no rope as placements all buried. Lovely sections on the ridge, cornice at the top would be better protected as it has a horrid drop below you

Hidden 11/Feb Solo
bonebag 11/Feb Solo

300m (grade II, 3 stars) from Glen Coe. Climbed solo. From Glen Coe walk SW on the path beside the Allt Lairig Eilde to the foot of the broad ridge and gearing up point. Ascend from here to the first rock buttress on steep laden snow slopes. Moved round to its right to more steep snow and then followed a ramp back left to the top of the buttress. Continued from here as close to the ridge as possible for best climbing. Cross a narrow level section with steep drops to either side then another buttress. This was followed by a short narrow arete on soft collapsing snow climbed by straddling and then a short steep snow slope to the top of the climb via a corniced exit. Descended SE to a col at 741m for a descent E into the Lairig Eilde. Due to snow loading of this slope detoured SE towards Dalness and then down into the glen for the return N to the Lairig Eilde and then Glen Coe. This added 3h to the journey time. Ascent: ; Distance: 12km (7.5miles); Time: 10h (09.00 - 19.00h). Weather was overcast with cloud base down to about 700m at times with a strong/gale force W wind in the afternoon and blizzard conditions with white out on the 741m col. Temp 0 deg Glen Coe at start, -4 deg top of Sron na Lairig and -2 deg Glen Coe at end. Route done with Adam Underdown, Adam Palmer and Job.

with Job, Adam Palmer, Adam Underdown
sheelba 11/Feb Lead

Roped up for the cornice

with Jamie
Hidden 11/Feb Solo O/S
afterthesend 06/Feb Lead O/S
Calum3610 04/Feb Lead

Lead the crux sections, moved together for the rest, although gear was thin!

Hidden 04/Feb Lead O/S
mrterrynelson 03/Feb Lead O/S
with Alan Park
Rory Shaw 02/Feb -

Descent via Beinn Fhada ridge.

with Jurgen Dissman, Bryn Williams, Jo Boyd
HannahFrancis 29/Jan Solo
with Brian, Georgia, Alfie Tipler
gronbech 29/Jan 2nd
with Scott Pilling, Clive Hebblethwaite
mikewilson789 26/Jan Lead O/S
shelbymcb 26/Jan 2nd

Bluebird day. Deep powder snow in places made for a good challenge. Alpine like route-wonderful and a remote feeling. Felt a bit more serious than the other grade 2s I've done. Good belays when needed otherwise moved together. The au cheval is a cracker!

sam_owen41 16/Jan Lead

Deep snow made it hard going and the knife edges thought provoking

AshtonsAscents 16/Jan Solo
Hidden 13/Jan Solo dnf
kirstypallas 11/Jan AltLd
ConorWalter 10/Jan -
with Phil
wobrotson 09/Jan Solo

amazing weather, no wind and brilliant sun. On the route before anyone else that day so had the crag to ourselves. Good neve meant the climbing felt very straightforward. Ticked the munro after then descended via a gully on the other side of the corrie. Great day out.

with Nathan, Brendan
ollyroberts 09/Jan Lead O/S

Nice mountaineering route. Some deep powder in places.

with Heather Tuffs
Andy Moles 07/Jan Solo rpt
with Becky
Phredd Smith 07/Jan Solo

Awesome blue bird day. A bit scratchy on the slab

with Mac
Samuel Wainwright 07/Jan Solo O/S
with Phil W, Emma Smith
Kirill 07/Jan -
richardsavill 07/Jan Lead
Hidden 07/Jan Solo O/S
nclarey 07/Jan Solo O/S

Good, fairly graded. Slightly nervous knife-edge but otherwise manageable with one axe.

mike.moss 07/Jan Solo O/S
with Kirill
Pigpen 06/Jan Solo
with Ashers
Hidden 06/Jan -
Hidden 06/Jan -
JessWilliams 05/Jan Solo
with roym
Hidden 05/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jan Solo
benclimbing 05/Jan Solo O/S
roym 05/Jan Solo rpt
elclarko 04/Jan -
Ghastlyrabbitfat ??/2018 -
cwildblood 17/Dec/17 Lead O/S

great fun winter route

with rebecca coombe
Colin Mcgregor 16/Dec/17 Solo rpt
pipmccarthy 16/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

approach in deep snow. Fine route

with duncan beard
Duncan Beard 15/Dec/17 AltLd O/S

Not much consolidated snow or ice but turf just frozen enough. Led several short unprotected sections early on. Rock is compact with hardly any gear. Two nice short exposed traverses approaching final tower. Could easily be done with one axe by avoiding difficulties especially in better conditions.

with Pip McCarthy
JoeMortimer 10/Dec/17 AltLd

Loose snow and some unfrozen turf, but absolutely incredible weather! Great day :-)

Daniela Balslev 09/Dec/17 Solo O/S

loose snow, turf frozen - doable, but worth wait a bit for more consolidated snow. I found a buff on the descent path (gully, SE), if anyone missing it?

morsy 12/Nov/17 Solo rpt

Unfrozen below about 800m

Hidden 11/Nov/17 Solo
RDE 05/Nov/17 -

Plenty of snow, nice day, not frozen underneath but definitely winter

Katrina 04/Apr/17 Solo
Hidden 20/Mar/17 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/17 AltLd
Hidden 11/Mar/17 AltLd
Hidden 07/Mar/17 Solo
rashwell 23/Feb/17 Lead
Hidden 12/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
BruceG 11/Feb/17 2nd
with DaleF
joemallia 11/Feb/17 Lead

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

Aquinn 11/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
with Elliot
Elliot Quinn 11/Feb/17 AltLd
with Adam
K Mckay 05/Feb/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/17 AltLd rpt
Gibbo 04/Feb/17 Solo
with Rich A
Hidden 04/Feb/17 Solo
hlegge 04/Feb/17 Solo O/S

lovely route for bad weather day, lots of snow and windy on top, but still and serene on ridge itself. Great fun!

nich0las 14/Jan/17 -
with Becky
the satori trail 07/Jan/17 Solo

Great conditions. great weather, windless and blue skys. fantastic rout to the summit but not much of a 'climb'.

WhipperSnapper ?/Jan/17 Lead
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
libby.southgate ?/Dec/16 -
with Hugh Macgregor, Henry O'Brian
JimHolmes69 26/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Holmes
morsg 20/Nov/16 Solo rpt
with morsy
william henderson 20/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Very powdery but the nice weather made up for it

with Gordon Henderson
morsy 20/Nov/16 -
with gerhard mors
Gawyllie 10/Apr/16 Solo
Muskrat 29/Mar/16 AltLd

Winter Mountaineering Course

with Abacus Guide Scott Kirkhope
Scorbes 29/Mar/16 AltLd

Supervised by Scott kirkhope

roym 24/Mar/16 Solo

Very wet snow and it was raining

with amiddup
Hidden 15/Mar/16 2nd
Triickii 08/Mar/16 2nd O/S
jezmiles 07/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Stunning bluebird day, great route. In good condition lower down, perfection higher up! Bit of easy mixed on lower outcrops / buttress. Fine snow gullies / ramps and building to a stunning snow arête to finish. A fine outing with an alpine feel on the day!

with Simon Bloodworth
Liam42 05/Mar/16 2nd
with Stewpot
Stewpot 05/Mar/16 Lead
with Mark Burns, Liam42
biggianthead 05/Mar/16 -
with G
Hidden 01/Mar/16 Solo
tedburt 01/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Soft snow all the way. Best on the rocks.

with Aaron Burdett
ralphio 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Felt more serious than Ledge route or Golden Oldy that we did the previous two days.

Hidden 28/Feb/16 AltLd
Neil McA 22/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderhoven
vanderz 22/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/16 -
Hidden 20/Feb/16 AltLd
Chirs 15/Feb/16 Solo
Michael Aylen 13/Feb/16 Solo
bpw666 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Moving together

with Andrew Gardener
Whitters 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S
lithos 13/Feb/16 Solo

with Paul, Richard and Mark. great fun picking harder start

with YAC
Hidden 11/Feb/16 AltLd
BnB 11/Feb/16 -

Fantastic route. From the sketchy mixed gully near the bottom to the heavenly snow arête under the summit. Better than the Aonach Eagach in my view.

dakidunn 11/Feb/16 Solo
with BnB
Hidden 10/Feb/16 2nd O/S
robert.b.s ?/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Dónal Murray 31/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Rowan Cassels-Brown
bryce.dorin 31/Jan/16 AltLd
OliWoolland 31/Jan/16 AltLd
atthedropofahat 16/Jan/16 AltLd

An exercise in how much conditions affect timings on routes, poorly bonded sugary snow and some turf still unfrozen, pitches made for most of the climb, a two axe climb which lasted into the night. Led p 1,3,5,7, 9 and 11.

with fugz13
glenngordon 13/Jan/16 AltLd rpt
with Bruce Hay
Hidden 10/Jan/16 Solo
Jenny Hall 09/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Louis
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Stroppy 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
mikespooner 31/Dec/15 Solo
lukevf 31/Dec/15 Solo
Caitlin 31/Dec/15 Solo
Robs_Uren 31/Dec/15 Solo
with mikespooner, Luke Von Freeden, Stroppy, Caitlin
nigel_ev 12/Dec/15 -
with Callum
Stuart Macfarlane 21/Nov/15 Solo rpt
el diablo 21/Nov/15 Solo
crustypunkuk ?/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Howard J 04/Apr/15 -

Soft snow but very enjoyable. We moved together as a rope of 3 and another of 2.

wezzie 29/Mar/15 -
Hidden 10/Mar/15 Solo
eaf4 21/Feb/15 Solo

very powdery, up to munro, descended via other ridge.

Jenny Hall 18/Feb/15 Solo dnf

In wild conditions 60mph winds managed to reach the first cairn. Saw the SAIS guy digging pits on the way up.

with Louis
Hidden 17/Feb/15 2nd
peterhubbard 16/Feb/15 AltLd
with Alastair
carl_123 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S
MartF 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
ali macphee 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
PoorPaddy 12/Feb/15 AltLd

Great ridge with lots of nice exposed sections. My first winter climb! Snow has melted quite a bit however.

kermit_uk 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Really nice day out. Solo'd most, took some of the harder looking sections for fun. Turf mostly well frozen, ice around some of it starting to melt, snow was a bit sugary high up but generally good.

with Steve Woolass
dicky79 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Richard K
alex toomey 31/Jan/15 Solo
Craig Holden 31/Jan/15 Solo
with Alex Toomey
tallpaulselfridge 04/Jan/15 Solo
Hidden 04/Jan/15 2nd
sj87 04/Jan/15 Lead O/S
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd
colin fagan 28/Dec/14 Solo

Fantastic Weather! Turf not frozen.

drsdave 25/Dec/14 Solo O/S

enjoyable but not consolidated

rubisco 20/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Purely
Purely 20/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Good value for the grade. Fairly lean in places - especially the snow aretes. Beautiful day considering what MWIS said it was going to be like...

with rubisco
maria85 01/Mar/14 Solo

A winter wander rather than a climb - completely banked out with snow, no more than an easy angled walk. Huge cornices.

with Tom P, Jules
Hidden 28/Feb/14 AltLd
royalste45 14/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Winter climb. Weather became really bad at summit 80mph winds had to use escape route to get off of the hill

CMCM 14/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Nice weather rapidly deteriorating. A true epic descent - extremely windy, zero visibility. Both Scotty and me fell through cornices on separate occasions. 13hrs on the hill!

CMCM 22/Jan/14 Solo O/S

A great mountain day. Lots of snow. Descended via the 'bad step' on Beinn Fhada.

Hidden 22/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Meinertzhagen 22/Jan/14 2nd
with James Mark Walter, Christopher Lyus, James91
CLyus 22/Jan/14 2nd
with Jam, James Davis, Meinertzhagen
Tarquin 21/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Jan/14 Solo
steveq 04/Jan/14 -
shugsan 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Lisa, Toby
drsdave ??/2014 Solo

plenty of soft snow, no ice and soft turf, otherwise a really nice day out.

peebles boy 25/Nov/13 Solo
The Big Sender 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/13 Solo
brad_tait 24/Nov/13 -
Liam Ingram 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
annep11 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Ross Young 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd
olekemi 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Great choice for the day.

Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd
aldo56 22/Nov/13 Solo rpt

Suffering from the effects of food poisoning, not exactly alpine slick style.

ConorC 21/Nov/13 AltLd

Soloed to final narrow section high on ridge. Excellent early season mountaineering conditions. Snow on narrow section soft due to sunshine. Pitch and a half along here to reach exit slopes

with Hay
Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd
Steve Woollard 04/Mar/13 Solo
with Bob Dawson
mikelaing ?/Mar/13 2nd
with Ben & Rad
Hidden ?/Mar/13 -
Keith Lambley 24/Feb/13 Solo
with Jeff H
pete87abs 18/Feb/13 Solo O/S

camped on the way and treated to the best sun set

with Rosie Crossley, rob
GlennWatson 14/Feb/13 Solo
Jim Brownlow 10/Feb/13 AltLd
with Iain Mount
jack robinson 06/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Andrew Thorpe, Matt Grime
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Lead
Jamie B 26/Jan/13 Lead

Variant gully on lower buttress, grade III

with Client
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
OwenF 19/Jan/13 Solo
peebles boy 18/Jan/13 Solo
Stuzz 16/Jan/13 Solo
with Isi
isi_o 16/Jan/13 Solo

A fair bit of powder made it a little time consuming, but great day out. Interest throughout but nowhere too difficult.

with Graham Stuchbury
rusteswan 07/Jan/13 2nd

Easily deserving of a 3 star classic, often overlooked but this can work in your favour and get the place to yourself!

aldo56 04/Jan/13 Solo O/S
markwarner ?/Jan/13 Solo
aneate ?/Jan/13 -
DougSt ??/2013 AltLd
with Al Brightman
ChrisMarden ??/2013 -

Just about wintery...

with Bod, Simon, The Apprentice
laurence_falconer 18/Dec/12 Solo

First winter 2 scramble. Was great fun and a beautiful clear day with stunning views of glen coe. Great introduction to winter climbing and would highly recomend it. We took ropes harnesses and gear but didnt use any of it due to perfect conditions and there being few exposed parts. Would maybe only take a rope and slings (for harnesses and gear) next time if the weather was worse to protect the exposed traverses

with Eagertom, Rich Bowles
arduff 17/Dec/12 AltLd

Bit bare at the bottom, then slushy till last 50m or so.

hedgehog_john 17/Dec/12 AltLd
with arduff
tallthinmonkey 16/Dec/12 -
with Ben Wallace
Hidden 16/Dec/12 Solo
Elsier 16/Dec/12 Solo rpt

Roped a few short sections and soloed the rest.

with Ben W, Keri
picasso 02/Dec/12 Solo

Danny Church

DundeeDave 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with ephraim
Chris Harding 01/Dec/12 2nd O/S

weather was cold and clear was plenty of snow but not much ice excellent route in superb position.

with Ben, Wendy & Danny
Ben Hollands 30/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Dan the man, Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson
peebles boy 30/Nov/12 Lead
ferdia 29/Nov/12 Solo
with Tom Everett, Andy Moles
Andy Moles 29/Nov/12 Solo
tom.e 29/Nov/12 Solo
with Ferdia, Andy Moles
JamesRoddie 27/Nov/12 Solo

Plenty of snow, some of the exposed turf starting to freeze.

Graeme High 10/Mar/12 Solo
with ralphio
Ash_Johnson 06/Mar/12 AltLd
jamesbrown1979 07/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo
iwanap 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Soloed with only one ice axe.

with Gerwyn, Euryn
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/12 -
johnkeith 28/Jan/12 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane 27/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
Hidden 17/Jan/12 2nd
Phil PBC 17/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with henry castle
Hidden 08/Jan/12 -
cambi1987 07/Jan/12 Lead

Louis on second - Mild, but good snow cover.

scottie390 ??/2012 Solo

Crackin wee climb, very accessibile and had an amazing day out with Dave A, Kev, Craig Mcdonald and Anna

stafford101 31/Dec/11 Lead
Ragingpossum 31/Dec/11 Solo

Second ever winter climb. Fun but was more like a wet scramble due to the very bare and mild conditions. Me and Charlie did some variations lower down to make it more interesting and these felt like vdiff/s routes.

with George frisby, Chris Stafford, cbeard
cbeard 31/Dec/11 -
67hours 30/Dec/11 Solo

Some spindrift and soft fluffy snow. Made this pleasant route well worth a go. On top out the winds. Bit into my chin. Made the descent route much longer and slow.

with Martha & Naomi
keith hal 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Iain Mckenzie
Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 09/Mar/11 Solo
99bolivar 04/Mar/11 Solo
with Adrian Bridge, Peter Elliott, Richard Smith
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Solo
blahblahblah 27/Feb/11 Solo O/S

great walk finishing off at Bidean Nam Bian and down Broad Gulley

with Phil Bachelor, Dan Metcalfe, Mike McKenna
manwithacam 27/Feb/11 -

good romp up the ridge, made excellent day out of it by heading up to Bidean and Stob Coire nan Lochain, then dropping down Broad gully and checking out the Coire. We were some way down the path when Mike realised he had left his axe somewhere up there so we headed back up in the dark. He went back up the gully whilst I sat half way up in the starlight surveying the scene. No axe found but I think even Mike would agree it was a good day.

c_s_hawkins 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/11 -
birbeck 20/Feb/11 AltLd
with Richard Heard
JamesRoddie 17/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Lots of sugary snow and powder, tiring work in places! But a lovely route.

mr.benton 15/Feb/11 2nd

Excellent day out. bit hairy towards the end crossing the narrow snow arete.

paulh.0776 03/Feb/11 2nd β
with Andy Ravenhill,
alan.rodger 29/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with ian glen, john walker
Hidden 28/Jan/11 Lead
Caralynh 22/Jan/11 AltLd

Nearly all moving together. Lovely warm sunny day and amazing views

Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jan/11 -
tomdude 09/Jan/11 -

lovely

with marie
Stephen Halliday 07/Jan/11 AltLd β
Badgers 07/Jan/11 AltLd
Finn Curry 07/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Ross Davidson 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
aalper ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S
ZA ?/Jan/11 2nd
with smcw
smcw ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S

With zayna and alex. Drizzly day and melting but good day out.

with ZA
Luke Brooks ??/2011 Solo
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Clay C 31/Dec/10 Solo O/S
TDembrey 30/Dec/10 Solo
ladislav 19/Dec/10 2nd
with Ian
ladislav 19/Dec/10 2nd O/S

Thin powder over loose rock, with a short section of brittle ice to spice things up.

with Ian
Gazlynn 18/Dec/10 AltLd

Not in the best of nick loads of powdery snow. Tough in the grade in these conditions but still a great route.

Fly Fifer 18/Dec/10 AltLd
with Gazlynn
Simon Yearsley 12/Dec/10 -
jacobfinn 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Interesting winter scramble. Loads of potential ways up onto the ridge proper, including the bare slab we chose to scratch our way up. Too much soft snow at the top.

with Anne Scottish Walkers, Andrew Thornley, jjax
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Solo O/S
jjax 04/Dec/10 2nd
Pete23 ?/Dec/10 Lead
with Chris Couper
Hidden 10/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo
Milesy 16/May/10 Lead
with Craig
Lawrie Brand 02/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Route a little dry on the lower section but v.wintry higher up. Some usefull neve on exposed steps. Stunning alpine like weather

Gazlynn 13/Mar/10 Lead

Climbed with Tony. Soft snow conditions.

Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead
HIGHTOWER 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Scot Mclennen
tubby two ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with The Rock and Brejebreeeee, Tinky
Hidden 22/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/10 -
Shaw Brown 22/Feb/10 Solo

Awesome day out, I can't believe that some people only give this route 2*

with loz01
iceicebaby 21/Feb/10 AltLd

What a stunner of a day!

with Brie, tubby two, plummet
Hidden 21/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Solo rpt
Jamie B 20/Feb/10 Lead
with Clients
Only a hill 19/Feb/10 Solo

Stunning Alpine conditions. Two crux pitches featured short-lived mixed difficulties, good value at the grade.

Hidden 08/Feb/10 -
Neil Adams 31/Jan/10 Lead
with Elizabeth
Mike-W-99 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Pitched a couple of thin sections. Moved together otherwise.

Fiona Reid 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Pitched the icy groove (rather thin and interesting) and a longer section above. Otherwise moved together. New crampons stayed attached which is always good.

ben__day 29/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
abercolin 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

A superb climb - better than Dorsal Arete in my opinion and a lot less busy. We soloed most of it apart from the crux chimney/groove/slab pitch (which was pretty thin and interesting) and the thin section of the crest at the very top.

hayleylouise 23/Jan/10 Solo

Soloed most of the climb, seconded gully and top section.

climberuk 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Only pitched one bit near start. A corner ramp by a slab on the right side of the ridge. Didnt really need to pitch it as was easy. Soloed the rest including the crux narrow section. Imagine it would be a bit trickier if buried under lots of fresh powder snow.

with Chris P, niallk
crispy 09/Jan/10 2nd β
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo
Stuart Macfarlane 09/Jan/10 Lead rpt

Moved together on a short rope, alpine style.

with Jeanie
niallk 09/Jan/10 -

Soloed all but the short slabby pitch on the right (which in the end had enough consolidated snow to have soloed that too). Easy for the grade. Nice day out.

with Chris, climberuk
Harry Ellis 09/Jan/10 -
with Chris Webster
riven 04/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with oliverk
oliverk 04/Jan/10 Solo
with Joe
bennevis 01/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Barry
JimH ??/2010 -
liamo333 ??/2010 Lead O/S
liamo333 ??/2010 Lead O/S

Great day out, did the right hand start which was very thin and quite run out...

Mr Powly 31/Dec/09 Lead
with Rozzy
Simon Caldwell 27/Dec/09 -

Was supposed to be an easy warm-up but took 12 hours! The route itself was OK - roped up for the short arete section. Then took ages to get to the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach (knee deep powder) and even longer to get down the NE ridge (abseiled the bad step). Then another hour just to get down the powder back into the valley.

with Lemming
Zoomer 26/Dec/09 Lead

Track bashed all the way to the base and then swam up gullies till reaching the mixed ground. Very easy grade 1 but a heartbreaker in powder!Soloed and moved together with wife.

Jules 210681 26/Dec/09 2nd
with Zoomer
rallymania 26/Dec/09 2nd O/S

Route suggested by Nev and he lead most of it, some pitched some moving together. Beautiful day but hard work in very loose and soft snow. took along time but the airy last ridge section just before summit was immense. Brilliant, have graded is haven't got a clue :-)

with Nev, monkeys
morsy 24/Dec/09 Solo rpt
Martin McPhillie 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Ewan Russell
Ewan Russell 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Soloed up the ridge until snow formed(150 meters from top) put on gear then moved together till the end. I took the latter half. Sean and Asa behind and steve and dod were some way in front. carried on to summit. good nick.

Hidden 15/Dec/09 Solo O/S
matt_ringrose 14/Dec/09 -
with Ian Phillips
thebat 12/Dec/09 Solo
with Ontour
Ross Barnes 05/Dec/09 -

Snow above 800m.

with Burnsie
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd
alan.rodger 18/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with elaine petrie
Kevin Mc Bride 28/Mar/09 AltLd
with Allan H
Slarti B 24/Feb/09 -

Think this is the route, really exposed arette at top,

with jdgaventa, Oskari
jdgaventa 24/Feb/09 Solo

not much snow until the end; mostly a scramble

tim newton 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Elsier 14/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Surge
Surge 14/Feb/09 -

Would do that again on a clear day, actually I'd probably do it again anyway!

with Elsier
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S

mixture of moving together and pitches; good varied route, narrow level section remarkably exposed.

with tamsin
Hidden 06/Feb/09 Solo
jlury ?/Feb/09 Lead

took guly on left to avoid lower bit

with paul, dick winslow
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/09 -
Hidden 23/Jan/09 Solo
Badam 17/Jan/09 2nd O/S

Ridge walk with oudoor ed,long slog in,rained on walk out,very tired and we

with Craig Mclaren
andrewb ??/2009 -
with Sankey
StevePr ??/2009 AltLd

Very nice interesting narrow bit higher up

with Alan
whispering nic 20/Dec/08 Solo
with Wavy Dot
Hidden 02/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Solo
lawrenceK ?/Nov/08 Solo
Only a hill 30/Oct/08 Solo dnf

Gave up after climbing half the ridge, as it was not really in nick and I was by myself. Good ice on the first few pitches, but the crux slab was glazed and difficult.

that_idiot 29/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with JC
alan.rodger 06/Jun/08 Solo
ruggystunts 16/Apr/08 AltLd
with Bruce
J Brown 16/Mar/08 2nd O/S

Moving together, with a couple of pitches.

with RK
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 16/Mar/08 Solo

Soloed together, grade 1 conditions.

with Nigel Jenkins
mortimea 05/Mar/08 Lead

No major difficulties. Nice and narrow in parts with impressive drops.

with Jim Heath
Adam Booth 27/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Si ?/Feb/08 -

With Tim. DNF

Hidden 19/Jan/08 Lead
Novice ?/Jan/08 AltLd
griggj 07/Nov/07 -
with nick livesey
munnsy 22/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/07 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jan/07 -
Watty 04/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with W.Watt, Spike
Hidden 09/Apr/06 Lead
Simon K 05/Mar/06 2nd

Excellent

with PR
Sankey 01/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Andy B
Stuart Macfarlane 26/Feb/06 Solo
with Jenny, skog, Dave M
rob k 20/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Took a Right Hand Variant

with A Newman
Hidden 09/Feb/06 Solo
niall_mac ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Mark R
Captain Solo 04/Mar/05 Solo
dellboy ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Feb/05 AltLd
with Jean Y, Lucy
crowberry gully 18/Feb/05 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 06/Feb/05 Solo
Colin Mcgregor 06/Feb/05 Solo
McGus ?/Feb/04 Lead
with Ruth
Hannah V 28/Jan/04 2nd
with Sarah Kekus, Alice
Hidden 17/Jan/04 -
Hidden 04/Jan/04 AltLd
barney_edin 30/Dec/03 Lead
with Richard K
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Dec/03 AltLd
with Laura, Roddy
Stuart Macfarlane 01/Feb/03 AltLd
with Helen
Hidden 03/Jan/03 AltLd O/S
Jamie B ?/Nov/02 Lead
fellgazelle 23/Feb/02 AltLd
with Chris Hill, Ian Waterhouse
ChrisMarden ?/Feb/02 -

Fiona announced at the top that she was pregnant again - Catriona born in October :) But came home to find house burgled:(

with Fiona
Hidden ??/2002 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 Solo
Tubroos! ?/Dec/01 Lead O/S

Fine climb, plenty of snow, gusty on the top, and a grand evening camping in the glen below.

with Kate Lloyd
Elastic Jones 16/Feb/01 Solo
IanMcC ?/Feb/00 AltLd
with JimSh
Hidden ??/2000 -
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Dec/99 AltLd
with Roddy
Stuart Macfarlane 30/Jan/99 Solo O/S
with Gordon S
Iain Thow 26/Jan/99 Solo
with Tony Hemingway
Bruce Kerr 19/Dec/98 AltLd
with Roger Benton
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??/1998 -
with Drew
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Hidden 15/Feb/97 -
andrewbooth1000 ?/Feb/97 AltLd O/S
with Neil Urquhart
biggianthead 26/Feb/95 Solo
jim_randell 31/Dec/93 AltLd O/S

My first winter climb.

with MB
Jasonic ??/1993 Lead
Nick_Scots 12/Dec/91 2nd
with Peter Davis
Hidden ?/Mar/91 AltLd
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
mike fenwick ?/Mar/90 AltLd
with Steve Bryce
babymoac 22/Feb/90 -
with MTW
macmuseeuw ??/1988 AltLd

Can't remember exact year

with Clark Fenton
Hidden 05/Apr/83 AltLd
Tony Prendergast ?/Feb/82 -
with Daz Nolan, Mike Evans
Dave Musgrove 26/Feb/72 AltLd
52 users have this on their wishlist
Voting
High II/III
Mid II/III
Low II/III
High II
Mid II
Low II
High I/II
Mid I/II
Low I/II
Votes cast 63
Votes cast 60
Style of ascent
Soloed
Alt Leads
Lead
Followed
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
DNF
Flashed (β)
Not Set