More exciting than the main branch. The chockstone banks out leaving a steep section just as you enter the branch.

ClimberDateStyle
LukeWawrzyniak 20/Feb AltLd O/S
with TomX
WillRich 19/Feb Solo

Snow very wet

GRounce 19/Feb Solo
Pluto 29/Jan Solo O/S

Went in to do Rayburns but it was a little lean so backed off and went up Black Spout Left Branch. Lots of fresh snow. Incredible views.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
boyson 20/Feb/15 Solo

Consolation climb after epic on West Gully

drsdave 20/Feb/15 Solo O/S

a nice gulley best taken on the left flank then finish with the left route. No cornice and no obvious protection.

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton 08/Feb/15 Lead
with Aaron McDougal
Butler! ?/Feb/15 -
with K-Bo
Hidden ?/Feb/15 -
Hidden 04/Jan/15 Solo
Ryan23 03/Jan/15 Solo
with will
Marigold ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Solo O/S
malone 31/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with tom shaw
LogieNick 24/Dec/14 Solo

Stable snowpack although recent debris at entrance, firm consolidated snow all the way to the split. LH Branch beginning to accumulate new slab deposits towards the top, but only 2-3 inches deep allowing decent axe/crampon placements... However daunting cornice made the exit (to right side) interesting. Gained the plateaux in "Scottish" conditions!

Hidden 22/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
andyinglis 30/Apr/13 Solo

Ski descent. Steep entry then nice powder on a hard base. Very soft snow at the bottom of BS and below the cliffs due to the v. warm sun!

Aly 27/Apr/13 Solo

Ski descent. Steep at top ~50 then rolled out to 40. Icy.

abbeywall 02/Mar/13 Solo
Plungeman 16/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Night ascent. 11pm topout.

with Craig
Hidden 16/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Solo
Gawyllie 13/Dec/12 Solo

Was quite icy and thin making a very small 'pitch at the break off, came back down the main gully the upper section of which was a lot more powdery

Little AndyH 03/Nov/12 Solo
neil9216 07/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 12/Mar/12 Lead
Bond_Girl 12/Mar/12 2nd

First winter route. Excellent conditions. Very lucky as not too cold and no wind! Bright sunshine on topping out, couldn't have got a better introduction!

with Ronald
Nigel Coe 25/Feb/12 Solo
CathS 17/Feb/12 -

Moved together on great neve all the way up. Fantastic route, with the left hand branch steeper and more interesting than the main gully, and with an exciting finish too.

with Sandra McCabe
Hidden 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/12 Lead
thedatastream 10/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Fun, snow in good nick most of the way up, small cornice bypassed on the right.

Hardonicus 10/Feb/12 Lead
Palindrome ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/12 -
joeydurkin 14/Jan/12 Solo
with Andy E
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
stufish ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Thigh deep powder made going slow; our first proper winter route

with Jonny, Rusty
Aly 05/Jul/11 Solo
with Natalya
kevburr 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S

some firm snow at the base but rubbish sugary stuff at the top. took the RH exit and encountered a few brown pants moments over the last 10m. good fun though!!!!

Ommuff 06/Mar/11 Solo
with Mairi Nelson
stefelafel 03/Feb/11 Solo
Adi Hooper 22/Jan/11 Solo
Gazlynn 18/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 18/Jan/11 Solo O/S
frecro 02/Jan/11 Solo
CalumA 02/Jan/11 Solo

First route of 2011, very enjoyable.

with Zoe Thornton, Sally Reeves, Freddie Crowley, Mike Cross
Hidden ??/2011 -
Aly 23/Dec/10 Solo

Climbed with intent to ski, but from the chockstone up was hard neve with interspersed snow patches, hard ice over and above chockstone section. Topped out and walked over to top of RH branch

Hidden 14/Nov/10 Solo
Aly 21/May/10 -

Ski descent so not strictly climbing. Awesome!

t_stork 13/May/10 Solo O/S
with Helen Rennard
Jamie Johnston 13/Feb/10 Solo

Ski descent on a murky day. Skied down and met a EUMC party at the fork who were more sensibly wearing crampons!

with Hugo Scrimgeour
LogieNick 12/Dec/09 Solo

Good consolidated snow - no cornice

Anna_wells 12/Dec/09 Solo
with pete
whistler 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S

lovely day

with Anna
iceicebaby 02/Jan/09 Solo

A fun snow bash on a lovely day. Charlie and Jimmy's first wintarrrrrrrrr route.

with Chavnav and Jimmy
Hidden 02/Jan/09 Solo
George Ormerod ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Clare W
Hidden 09/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 09/Mar/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
smac ??/2008 -
SWalls 29/Dec/07 Solo
Captain Solo 09/Mar/07 Solo
ashknot 06/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Grant
Bart Schuurman ?/Jan/07 -
SWalls 30/Dec/06 Solo

Amazing neve. Interesting exit past cornice.

Hidden 30/Dec/06 Solo
John Kettle 18/Dec/06 Solo
Hidden 16/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Marmot Catcher 26/Nov/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Solo
FrankW 11/Feb/06 Lead rpt
with John Ford
Stuart S 04/Feb/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Jan/06 Solo
Ruari Brooker 06/Mar/05 Solo
with Iain Brooker
Hidden 21/Nov/04 Solo
Chris L Hill ?/Mar/04 Solo O/S
with Mark Hudson
Ian Robertson ?/Mar/00 AltLd O/S

Went back next week with Krystina Lotoczko who was jealous I'd left her out of the fun! Very different snow (& cornice) conditions the following week.

with Steve Wright
niall_mac ?/Jan/99 Solo
bandersnatch ??/1999 Solo
FrankW 29/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Louis M
Hidden 15/Jan/95 Solo
Yourlead 27/Dec/91 Solo
with John Currie
mjw 28/Jan/89 Solo
with IJW
Hidden ??/1988 Solo
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