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Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 07/Mar AltLd O/S
Singrams 12/Feb 2nd O/S

First winter route, psyched!

with Zoe Roberts, Matt Harmon
Matt Harmon 12/Feb Lead O/S

Good route, made slow progress under powder and definitely felt IV in poweder conditions. led in 4 pitches from where it splits from spiral gully, short section on P1 as hard as crux. Solid effort by sarah and Zoe on first winter routes, got the full scottish experience with darkness and blizzard on top pitch/walk out

with Zoe Roberts, Singrams
AndyL 14/Jan AltLd O/S

Busy day before the thaw!

jamiefoxen 14/Jan AltLd O/S

well rimed up thankfully and lots of soft powder

Hidden 14/Jan Lead
Fiona Hughes 14/Jan 2nd
with SP
bpw666 ??/2017 Lead β
with Octavian
eilidh_m 18/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Willie Milne
neal 04/Feb/16 AltLd

Good conditions. Stu Led P1, I led rest to the top (nearly...)

with Stuart Mcleod
ma.cecilia 31/Jan/16 2nd O/S
with R?n?n Kernan
RKernan 31/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Great conditions. Direct finish

with Cecilia
JackM92 23/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 was fairly tricky, with poor ice (crud) over and gear options. Remainder is great climbing.

BelleVedere 20/Jan/16 2nd

Lots of powder around, but luckily there was some hard stuff where it counted. Lots of looking for gear under the snow.

with Neil Cq
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
AGilmour 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

In 5 pitches, I led 1,3 and 5. P1 was swimming to the start of the climb up Spiral Gully. Good weather but lots of powder to find placements/gear. Topped out as it was getting dark, long descent to retrieve bags and wade out.

Hidden 16/Jan/16 AltLd rpt
peter.ravenscroft27 14/Jan/16 AltLd
crawa003 05/Jan/16 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/Jan/16 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 12/Dec/15 Lead

A bit of a contrived line but a really good route. Pretty tough for III,4, more like IV,4. Well frozen turf all the way up.

with Steve Grove
Manc88 09/Mar/15 2nd dnf

Atrocious weather, tricky chimney avoided, bailed onto Spiral Gully as weather closed in, down-climbed goat and bailed further to dry off at the YHA!

pipmccarthy 09/Mar/15 Lead

uncompleted

with Manc88
johnkeith 27/Jan/15 AltLd

Really lovely little climb with technical interest in all 3 pitches. As yesterday bottom pitch had poor quality snow and ice which gave some pause for thought.

with Michael Sandison
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Richard Abel ??/2015 -
Hidden 30/Dec/13 2nd
SPD224 30/Dec/13 Lead
Hidden 30/Dec/13 2nd
oliverk 24/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Think this is worth IV 4 in early season, really good route.

with Zoe
Hidden 04/Mar/13 AltLd
Dave Richards 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

I led 2nd pitch (after the start of Spiral Gully), 4th and 6th (which was a short ridge). Felt hard with fragile ice in places and a lot of hard mixed climbing.

with sjbrook
sjbrook 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Hardest I've done.

with Dave Richards, PMC
mikehenesy 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Swifty did the two hard pirches, me and Chris the rest. More sustained than the last route, Aladin's Mirror direct. Nice mixed climbing.

with Chris Evans, swifty
Hidden 24/Feb/13 2nd
freudy_love 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Squirrel
LozM 02/Feb/13 AltLd

Did in 5 pitches. Led P2 and P4. P2 v difficult, snow not consolidated, very little gear and certainly no ice. High in grade for a III.

with Alex Shipp
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Lead dnf
ecromwell 26/Jan/13 AltLd
steve-grigg 17/Dec/12 Lead O/S
David Maddison 17/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Lead O/S
John-Henry 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
kozzi 14/Feb/12 AltLd
benkelsey 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Started up spiral gully, did wavelength. nice climbing, fairly lean.

with Jake Young, Anna
Jake Young 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben, Anna
Steven Andrews 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Fluted Buttress was busy so went on to this and had a great climb. Improves with hight but I think the guidbook III 4 is a bit on the low side.

andysroom 05/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Alor_lab 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Nice route, some tricky moves there. Although may be hard if not in condition. Upper part seems to be the hardest.

with Stephen Barrass
steveP 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Good route, but felt like grade IV in thin conditions with little ice. The crux is the short, blank and unprotected wall on the second pitch. We took the rib just to the right!

joe king 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with steve pettit
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Ronan72 07/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Murray Cutforth, Andrew Mc Lellan
Marko Duksi ??/2012 -
Roberttaylor 30/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Cheers to the guys who caught and returned our guidebook. PM me for pictures. Perfect conditions, some loose powder but just enough to make it ethical.

Hidden 30/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Jen Crook 15/Dec/11 AltLd
joeydurkin 15/Dec/11 AltLd
with Jen
Hidden 11/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hannah Evans 10/Dec/11 AltLd
with Lena Brune, Max Hunter
allyrocke 04/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Pre-exam fix, wild day out! Can't say I'd solo it mind you..

The Big Sender 04/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Harry Holmes 09/Mar/11 Solo O/S

definatley high in the grade. we traversed too early so did half of fluted buttress direct aswell

rcammack 09/Mar/11 Solo O/S

An involving solo! Did a more direct start, awful ice made it pretty tricky in places for 4.

jamestheyip 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

A last minute choice as we started too late. Turned out to be a nice pleasant surprise. A good variety of climbing and tricky for the grade.

with Alejandro Garcia
el cholo 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
bacon_maestro 24/Feb/11 2nd
alanramsay 11/Feb/11 2nd
timofy 07/Feb/11 AltLd dnf

partner took a 10m fall and stripped the sheath of one rope

stevebarratt 05/Feb/11 Solo
robcrowther 03/Feb/11 2nd
HIGHTOWER 28/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Really good. Packs lots of interesting climbing into the height of Snechda. Harder than expected.

with Steve Wilcox, Danny Bucknole
chedder 28/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd dnf
BallsOfSteel 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

awesome route...IMHO superior to invernookie. A little bit of everything, and keeps its interest all the way!

with Nori
Nori 22/Jan/11 2nd
with Sean Peatfield
Alasdair88 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom baines
Hidden 20/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
chapmand 17/Jan/11 Lead

Felt hard for III,4

Gregthebadger 01/Jan/11 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/10 AltLd
Calder 17/Dec/10 2nd
with Mark
Diggler 17/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Cold

with Calder
morsy 12/Dec/10 AltLd
with gerhard mors
ianwikeley ?/Mar/10 -
Murilo Lessa 21/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

I did the interesting crux.

with Alex Desborough
Roch 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Rad

with MRT
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 -
Callum T 12/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Graham McGrath, Emily Ward
Skinny Kin 03/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Very powdery everywhere. More like rock climbing with lots of powder on top.

with Will Reed
Hidden ?/Dec/09 AltLd
Chad123 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Seems quite stiff for grade III, steep corner at top and think I went the wrong way lower down as steep wall required quite a few technical moves to overcome....tough route for Mallard's first mixed climb!

with Jo
Alexander123 16/Feb/09 2nd
with Murray Harcus, Scott Webster
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd dnf
inuklm 03/Jan/09 AltLd
with Dave Gent
joeydurkin 31/Dec/08 2nd

Awsome

with Dave Gleave
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd
david0811 20/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Reid
davidgent ?/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Kunal
Becky E 01/Mar/08 2nd O/S
CurlyStevo ??/2008 AltLd
Captain Solo 11/Dec/07 AltLd
with Karl
Hidden ??/2007 -
Jamie B ?/Dec/06 AltLd

Shared some ground with Fluted Buttress Direct

Sandy P ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Joel Barker
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jan/02 AltLd O/S
bandersnatch ??/2002 AltLd
with Mairi B
Yourlead 09/Nov/01 AltLd
with Graham Penny
pingora 12/Mar/94 -
with Roy H, Shaun R
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
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