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Hidden 11 Feb 2nd O/S
tomwalton 6 Feb AltLd Long steep snow plod for the first 100m or so. 2x 50m pitches to the top with 3 interesting steps. Plenty of ice to have a go at today which made the steep pleasantly challenging. Walked up the summit and then down to the beallach. Almost full height glissade to the river from there in descent.
Long steep snow plod for the first 100m or so. 2x 50m pitches to the top with 3 interesting steps. Plenty of ice to have a go at today which made the steep pleasantly challenging. Walked up the summit and then down to the beallach. Almost full height glissade to the river from there in descent.
Thomas Jones 6 Feb AltLd An uncharacteristic display of mountaineering competence.
An uncharacteristic display of mountaineering competence.
Hidden 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 1 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
NiallN 28 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Deon, Cameron Ree
with Deon, Cameron Ree
Neil Adams 25 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Hugh Simons 24 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd
mrbird 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Captain Solo 2 Feb, 2018 Solo
Dougbart 2 Feb, 2018 Solo
scottpaterson100 17 Jan, 2018 2nd
OG ?Jan, 2018 2nd
MattersBats 29 Jan, 2017 2nd
masa-alpin 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd dnf Thawing, being against the forecast, and turfs got softer as the day went by. I didn't know the through route had disappeared, and tried to work out the "improbable" (according to the guide) way of the throut route, but in the end gave up, as it seemed more impossible than improable even for small myself, and to get to the (impossibly small) hole (to the left) was I found tech 6 or 7. Then tried the way on the face to the right of the chockstone, but the crucial turf wasn't frozen. We abbed off from that point all the way, for 3 long pitches. Michelle lead P1, P3, P5, I lead P2 (tech 4/5, very short), P4 (tech 6, from the right, short), P6 (up to just below the huge chockstone on R-branche, from which point I climbed down for a couple of metres and then abbed off to the belay). Horrendous wind on our walk out, which in a couple occasions forced us to sit/lie down. The view in the morning was stunning, though. No other soul at all all day.
with Suzie, Michelle A
Thawing, being against the forecast, and turfs got softer as the day went by. I didn't know the through route had disappeared, and tried to work out the "improbable" (according to the guide) way of the throut route, but in the end gave up, as it seemed more impossible than improable even for small myself, and to get to the (impossibly small) hole (to the left) was I found tech 6 or 7. Then tried the way on the face to the right of the chockstone, but the crucial turf wasn't frozen. We abbed off from that point all the way, for 3 long pitches. Michelle lead P1, P3, P5, I lead P2 (tech 4/5, very short), P4 (tech 6, from the right, short), P6 (up to just below the huge chockstone on R-branche, from which point I climbed down for a couple of metres and then abbed off to the belay). Horrendous wind on our walk out, which in a couple occasions forced us to sit/lie down. The view in the morning was stunning, though. No other soul at all all day.
with Suzie, Michelle A
Hidden 9 Mar, 2016 Lead
peter.herd 5 Mar, 2016 Lead A great long mountaineering style route and Amy's first harder winter route. Got a good facial cleansing from the spindrift. Lots of ice, didnt have any screws but thought IV/4 overall. Descended N ridge.
A great long mountaineering style route and Amy's first harder winter route. Got a good facial cleansing from the spindrift. Lots of ice, didnt have any screws but thought IV/4 overall. Descended N ridge.
Amy Pritchett 5 Mar, 2016 2nd
Hidden 24 Feb, 2016 -
Ken Applegate 22 Feb, 2016 Lead Worth noting that the chockstone that used to form the tunnel has collapsed, so there is now no through route. The only options are to climb to the right, which is better and more secure with good ice, which there wasn't today, or looking at the logged entry below, a short corner further right, which looked ok.
Worth noting that the chockstone that used to form the tunnel has collapsed, so there is now no through route. The only options are to climb to the right, which is better and more secure with good ice, which there wasn't today, or looking at the logged entry below, a short corner further right, which looked ok.
Chrismith 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd
MrRiley 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S A really great route but not what I was expecting! Cruddy snow on the easy bits but some good neve where it mattered, no ice to speak of barring a few blobs for screws on the gully walls. New chockstone section is a great boulder problem - we climbed it on the left with one tech 5 move. Cave exit totally buried and no ice on the right side so outflanked on the far right via short narrow gully and another chockstone. Top crux through the wedged blocks was excellent, well protected and big hooks - went right to add a few more moves in. Descended via the North Ridge of Spidean which was mostly ok and pretty quick once down the upper part. Stunning weather with ever-changing moody light, very atmospheric! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2016/02/hit-and-miss-but-always-stunning-in-torridon/
A really great route but not what I was expecting! Cruddy snow on the easy bits but some good neve where it mattered, no ice to speak of barring a few blobs for screws on the gully walls. New chockstone section is a great boulder problem - we climbed it on the left with one tech 5 move. Cave exit totally buried and no ice on the right side so outflanked on the far right via short narrow gully and another chockstone. Top crux through the wedged blocks was excellent, well protected and big hooks - went right to add a few more moves in. Descended via the North Ridge of Spidean which was mostly ok and pretty quick once down the upper part. Stunning weather with ever-changing moody light, very atmospheric! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2016/02/hit-and-miss-but-always-stunning-in-torridon/
Hoyes 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Also with Matt and Matt. Fairly thin conditions. Fairly tricky getting over the first chockstone. Outflanked the second chockstone on the far right. Final tricky pitch up and over the wedged blocks. Descended via the North Ridge of Spidean. Long walk out.
with Batt
Also with Matt and Matt. Fairly thin conditions. Fairly tricky getting over the first chockstone. Outflanked the second chockstone on the far right. Final tricky pitch up and over the wedged blocks. Descended via the North Ridge of Spidean. Long walk out.
with Batt
Debbie Lee 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Fantastic day out. Great route in a spectacular setting. Very straightforward sections are interspersed with trickier moves around the chockstone, cave and jumbled blocks. Good belays but gear in between required a bit of digging at times.
with MrRiley
Fantastic day out. Great route in a spectacular setting. Very straightforward sections are interspersed with trickier moves around the chockstone, cave and jumbled blocks. Good belays but gear in between required a bit of digging at times.
with MrRiley
Lumbering Oaf 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Bit thin in places.
Bit thin in places.
Batt 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd Limited ice quite a bit of poor snow. Descended down north buttress, long slog out!
with Hoyes
Limited ice quite a bit of poor snow. Descended down north buttress, long slog out!
with Hoyes
Chimnastics 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Fantastic route! Soloed the first section, and then swapped leads. Were one of three groups, so there was some interminable queuing. Massively awkward getting over the tricky step, and great fun leading the jumbled blocks. Ridiculously long winded affair getting back down!
Fantastic route! Soloed the first section, and then swapped leads. Were one of three groups, so there was some interminable queuing. Massively awkward getting over the tricky step, and great fun leading the jumbled blocks. Ridiculously long winded affair getting back down!
davidswannn 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd
SenzuBean 4 Feb, 2016 2nd dog What a lovely route! Took a short fall on the vertical ice, but otherwise went smoothly. We went to the right around about the penultimate pitch and did a short bit of chimney. With intro winter climber course.
with Matt, Guy
What a lovely route! Took a short fall on the vertical ice, but otherwise went smoothly. We went to the right around about the penultimate pitch and did a short bit of chimney. With intro winter climber course.
with Matt, Guy
Hidden 2 Feb, 2016 Lead
Hidden 20 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2015 AltLd
gingerbex 19 Feb, 2015 AltLd Lea the first 3 pitches. more like IV for the top pitches, somewhat lacking in ice
Lea the first 3 pitches. more like IV for the top pitches, somewhat lacking in ice
graeme gatherer 15 Feb, 2015 - Lots of good ice.
with Steve Elliot
Lots of good ice.
with Steve Elliot
Daniela Balslev 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S I lead pitches 1 and 5. Ice was thin at the top.
with Iain
I lead pitches 1 and 5. Ice was thin at the top.
with Iain
flying el burro 1 Feb, 2015 2nd
Grassrob ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
HP9 26 Jan, 2015 2nd
with will Sim
with will Sim
alifin 19 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Cracking climb, definitely stiff for Grade III, deserves the extra tech grade, couple of tricky steps before and after the cave. Cave was crazy and somewhat awkward! Great day out.
with Aidan Roe
Cracking climb, definitely stiff for Grade III, deserves the extra tech grade, couple of tricky steps before and after the cave. Cave was crazy and somewhat awkward! Great day out.
with Aidan Roe
Piglet69 19 Feb, 2014 AltLd
with alifin
with alifin
Robertgiddy 19 Feb, 2014 Lead
Hidden 17 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
alastairbegley 17 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Great climb! Felt pretty stiff for grade III, had to do lots of digging to get into/through and out of the cave! http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/02/climbing-george-liathach/
with Jon Smith, Zack
Great climb! Felt pretty stiff for grade III, had to do lots of digging to get into/through and out of the cave! http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/02/climbing-george-liathach/
with Jon Smith, Zack
gregor 15 Feb, 2014 -
Hidden 10 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Feb, 2014 AltLd
AndyMcCoy 5 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
with Some Guide, Richard Bennett
with Some Guide, Richard Bennett
SarahMae ?Feb, 2014 2nd
benclimbing ?Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 30 Jan, 2014 Lead BMC international meet. Great conditions
BMC international meet. Great conditions
mark-abz 24 Jan, 2014 2nd
with Paul J
with Paul J
DaveB61 20 Jan, 2014 AltLd
with Ken Applegate, Greg Jennings, Jones_d
with Ken Applegate, Greg Jennings, Jones_d
Andy Nisbet 1 Jan, 2014 - Martin Moran notes that a large rockfall has taken place on the left side of George, just before the steep section. The belay bay has disappeared. This has deposited a huge chockstone in the gully just below, creating a short additional pitch of some difficulty. Even with some helpful ice it requires a hard pull; without ice it could be problematic (tech 5). I would now reckon III,5 for George and IV,6 for Sinister Prong. The two crux sections on Sinister Prong are really quite hard in most conditions (either of them can be 6), and with the addition of the lower chockstone I reckon it is worth IV overall.
Martin Moran notes that a large rockfall has taken place on the left side of George, just before the steep section. The belay bay has disappeared. This has deposited a huge chockstone in the gully just below, creating a short additional pitch of some difficulty. Even with some helpful ice it requires a hard pull; without ice it could be problematic (tech 5). I would now reckon III,5 for George and IV,6 for Sinister Prong. The two crux sections on Sinister Prong are really quite hard in most conditions (either of them can be 6), and with the addition of the lower chockstone I reckon it is worth IV overall.
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Pete Rigby 31 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 31 Dec, 2013 AltLd
mhamiltonj 1 Apr, 2013 Lead
Hidden 1 Apr, 2013 2nd
Appleby 9 Mar, 2013 2nd
Steven Andrews 9 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S avoided the cave this time and went up the fine ice. Lovely route.
with Ryan, Appleby
avoided the cave this time and went up the fine ice. Lovely route.
with Ryan, Appleby
bobpilgrem 4 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Finished up Sinister Prong IV 5- which is a good alternative. Two short but sharp ice bulges before rejoining top of George.Also a good in situ belay at base of pitch and a couple of old pegs o
Finished up Sinister Prong IV 5- which is a good alternative. Two short but sharp ice bulges before rejoining top of George.Also a good in situ belay at base of pitch and a couple of old pegs o
nich0las 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with planetmarshall, Catriona C
with planetmarshall, Catriona C
planetmarshall 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Expensive climb for me, lost one of Nicholas's ice screws.
with Catriona Clunas, nich0las
Expensive climb for me, lost one of Nicholas's ice screws.
with Catriona Clunas, nich0las
Hidden 28 Feb, 2013 AltLd
sj87 28 Feb, 2013 2nd
abbeywall 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with K
with K
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd
dan doran 16 Feb, 2013 -
Hannah V 12 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Ken Applegate, Alex Dowell, Ryan Ras
with Ken Applegate, Alex Dowell, Ryan Ras
Ken Applegate 7 Feb, 2013 Lead Guiding day with Matt. Conditions were perfect, with the ice being as fat as I've known. Descent on the S side of Liathach was very easy due to snow cover too.
with Matt
Guiding day with Matt. Conditions were perfect, with the ice being as fat as I've known. Descent on the S side of Liathach was very easy due to snow cover too.
with Matt
DavPk 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd Soft snow in lower part of gully but good conditions higher up. Cave pitch is great fun, esp the exit! Surmounting the chockstone also quite awkward.
with Paul Robinson
Soft snow in lower part of gully but good conditions higher up. Cave pitch is great fun, esp the exit! Surmounting the chockstone also quite awkward.
with Paul Robinson
Ken Applegate 13 Feb, 2012 Lead A wet ascent!
with Simon, Mike
A wet ascent!
with Simon, Mike
malc 12 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
with Joe, Robin
with Joe, Robin
Rick Ashton 7 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Jim Graham
with Jim Graham
Ken Applegate 6 Feb, 2012 Lead Good conditions on route. Climbed outside the tunnel pitch, on good ice.
with Ed T, Ed D
Good conditions on route. Climbed outside the tunnel pitch, on good ice.
with Ed T, Ed D
bullethead 6 Feb, 2012 2nd
Anna_wells 4 Feb, 2012 -
with Tim_Gomersall, Owen F, Tim G
with Tim_Gomersall, Owen F, Tim G
OwenF 4 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Led 1st and crux pitch. Went up the ice rather than 'subterranean'. Route in good condition but got soaked in the rain.
with Anna, Tim
Led 1st and crux pitch. Went up the ice rather than 'subterranean'. Route in good condition but got soaked in the rain.
with Anna, Tim
Tim_Gomersall ?Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Owen F, Anna_wells
with Owen F, Anna_wells
Chris Ellyatt 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd First Scottish winter climb! Great fun, took my first fall onto an ice screw too. Lots of powder made approad a nightmare, and was very difficult on the climb too.
First Scottish winter climb! Great fun, took my first fall onto an ice screw too. Lots of powder made approad a nightmare, and was very difficult on the climb too.
jlismore 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd
with Chris STAUMC
with Chris STAUMC
Steven Andrews 19 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S wow that was a tight squeeze, would have been easier on the ice, but I am 6'4"
wow that was a tight squeeze, would have been easier on the ice, but I am 6'4"
unbezonking 21 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Fun, not it´s best condition - me neither !!!
with Roderick Aitken
Fun, not it´s best condition - me neither !!!
with Roderick Aitken
Eike 21 Feb, 2011 2nd
rodders24 21 Feb, 2011 AltLd 1st Gully banked out with Snow so soloed to the fork. Plenty shity debris rained down!!
with Alistair Gray
1st Gully banked out with Snow so soloed to the fork. Plenty shity debris rained down!!
with Alistair Gray
Julian Prieto 20 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Debbie Roberts, cliffy
with Debbie Roberts, cliffy
cliffy 20 Feb, 2011 AltLd
with Debbie Roberts, Julian Prieto
with Debbie Roberts, Julian Prieto
uncontrollable 20 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Max led the left hjand finish (Sinister Prong) and strangely enough we manged to finish over the lefthand variation of the variation
with Max
Max led the left hjand finish (Sinister Prong) and strangely enough we manged to finish over the lefthand variation of the variation
with Max
Hidden 19 Feb, 2011 AltLd
t_stork 19 Feb, 2011 AltLd Dam good.
with John, Finlay
Dam good.
with John, Finlay
CacCarnBeag 19 Feb, 2011 AltLd Led last pitch
with John Eccles, t_stork
Led last pitch
with John Eccles, t_stork
Hidden 17 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
colinthrelfall 12 Feb, 2011 - A good climb worth its stars.
with Rope
A good climb worth its stars.
with Rope
Rope 12 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S Second to colin threfall
Second to colin threfall
Bryan M ?Feb, 2011 -
si_green99 27 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S A great way to end a week in the highlands. Climbed the ice ramp with looked a lot more appealing than the cave!
A great way to end a week in the highlands. Climbed the ice ramp with looked a lot more appealing than the cave!
Hidden ?Jan, 2011 Lead
Hidden 8 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Col Kingshott ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
andymoin 14 Feb, 2010 AltLd dnf the climb was melting, we went up the harder left fork and we ran out of time. looks good though
with Alister, telford
the climb was melting, we went up the harder left fork and we ran out of time. looks good though
with Alister, telford
Tom Row 23 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S A great adventure!
with Sarah Magee
A great adventure!
with Sarah Magee
Pete23 ?Jan, 2010 2nd
Charlie wp Hill ??, 2010 -
twoplates 28 Dec, 2009 2nd powder swim.... went up there for poachers but it wasn't going to go.....
with dave sharpe
powder swim.... went up there for poachers but it wasn't going to go.....
with dave sharpe
Hidden ?Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
windy100 ??, 2009 -
Hidden 20 Feb, 2008 AltLd dnf
Hidden 4 Feb, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead
Ken Applegate ?Jan, 2004 2nd
with Martin Moran
with Martin Moran
David Horwood 3 Mar, 2003 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2003 2nd
Jamie B ?Mar, 2001 Lead Abandoned thrutchy through-route in favour of thin ice on the outside.
with Alex Glasgow
Abandoned thrutchy through-route in favour of thin ice on the outside.
with Alex Glasgow
crowberry gully 1 Feb, 2000 AltLd
Tenko ?Apr, 1999 -
with Andy Ilston
with Andy Ilston
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High IV
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High III
Mid III
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High II/III
Mid II/III
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Mid 4
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High 3
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