UKC

90m, 5 pitches. Follow the summer line, easier if started to the right. This route faces south east and any sunshine rapidly strips the routes of winter conditions. To get a chance at this route and others on this face, it is necessary to wait for snowfall followed by a cloudy day.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter, Scottish Winter IV-VII.


ClimberDateStyle
Tommy Harris 17/Feb Lead dnf

Bailed from second pitch just below roof, basically dry tooling in the shower, way to warm.. tough battle.

Alfie Maun 13/Feb AltLd O/S

Polish Exchange

Hidden 11/Feb 2nd
Hidden 11/Feb Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 19/Jan 2nd
with Flavio
Flavio 19/Jan Lead

Managed to catch up and almost overtake Matt Stygall and Tim Neill on the approach... no chance to do the same on the route!

Al_Mac 11/Feb/17 Lead dnf

Aimed to do North Wall Groove but late to the party and didn't fancy waiting so went over to this as the cliff looked in good nick. By the time we got to the cave the route was melting out from underneath us in the sun. Bailed as the winds were building and the groove was beginning to drip. Really enjoyable climbing to there though!

with Eric H
Scott Rankin 14/Jan/17 AltLd dnf

P1 then then sun warmed things up too much, hopefully third time lucky

Colin Dyer 31/Jan/16 AltLd

Nails, sustained brutal chimney horror.

with Swampi
Robin Clothier 21/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with AmyG
AmyG 21/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Climbed as two pitches, Robin climbed 1&2, me 3&4

Paul Figg 16/Jan/16 AltLd
with Lawrence Monckton
Stuart the postie 15/Jan/16 AltLd
with Stewart Anderson
Brian Pollock 31/Jan/15 Lead O/S

excellent route, some outrageous positions and a couple of notable thin traverses. Possibly hard conditions with a lot of powder.

with Gordon
gurumed 31/Jan/15 2nd dog

Slipped off the first pitch.

jonnie3430 17/Jan/15 AltLd

Top two pitches after we bailed off Ramshead Gully.

with Jacob
SWalls 12/Dec/14 AltLd
with James Wheater
Hidden 12/Dec/14 Lead
Scott Rankin 08/Feb/14 AltLd dnf

Poorly frozen turf was making things difficult so bailed as it was the ethical thing too do!

Hidden 26/Jan/13 AltLd dnf
Hidden 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Graeme Barr 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Woohoo! 3rd time I've walked in for this! The face strips mega fast in sun so clouds after snow are required. Superb route, no neve and little ice though frozen turf. Alex and Arthurs first winter climb. 6am start in Glasgow, back by half past three, a great day!

with Arthur, Alex
Hidden 26/Nov/12 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 26/Nov/12 AltLd
2ba 08/Jan/11 AltLd
with Don Bisset, Gav Swinton
Hidden ?/Jan/11 -
jamestheyip 30/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with pete123
James Gordon ??/2010 -
sonaf 07/Jun/08 2nd

backed off - too slimy and grimy

with Graeme
Stuart the postie ??/2006 -
with Ian Dempster
French Erick 30/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
with Claire Fennell
a_hein ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Tom Spreyer
Dave Kerr 03/Feb/03 AltLd
with Karl Atherton, Russ Walton
Yourlead 02/Mar/02 2nd dnf

Bailed off after 1st pitch. Graham failed on start of 2nd oitch and I gave it a go but also failed with everything thawing before our eyes. Did super direct start (poss harder?)

with Graham Penny
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Stuart the postie ??/1998 -
with Gary Gray
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