300m. A very enjoyable winter scramble, slightly harder if the steep initial section is taken directly, but this is easily avoidable.

The easiest approach from the road is now via the east bank of the Allt na h-Uamha, fording it at the northern edge of the first plantation in order to join the track heading north.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges.

Hidden 11/Apr Solo O/S
Freemantm 28/Mar Solo
steve_gibbs 25/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar 2nd
Jim blackford 25/Mar Solo O/S

Took all the steps direct

raidiun 25/Mar Solo

First taste of Scottish Winter

Hidden 21/Mar -
Hidden 11/Mar 2nd
Phil Scott 11/Mar Lead O/S

Roped up for 1 short section, soloed the rest. Very warm in the sun, snow fairly soft although good placements could be found with a bit of searching/digging. Lots of debris coming down the east face. Second half of ridge climbed in cloud, which cleared to an amazing inversion just as we started the descent from the summit.

with Calum Stott
plummet 11/Mar Lead
with Bree
Lukas_F 26/Feb AltLd O/S
Mike-W-99 25/Feb Solo rpt

A glorious day out

abbeywall 25/Feb Solo rpt
with EMC
OMara81 25/Feb Solo O/S
Fiona Reid 25/Feb Solo rpt

Glorious day out, perfect snow, perfect weather. Party of 10 EMC folks.

with EMC, Mike-W-99
Arete 24/Feb Solo
with dgibs
pingora 24/Feb Lead rpt

Did this many times in the 90's

with Rose 24/Feb Solo O/S

Really enjoyed this, fantastic conditions, blue skies, sunshine, light breeze, frozen snow and a little ice on the hard steps. Quick day but lovely.

with Anna
ladislav 24/Feb 2nd

Soloed until the final rock step, then roped up for the crux. Beautiful conditions.

with Andy
dgibs 24/Feb Solo O/S
with Arete
nrobinson93 22/Feb 2nd
jennym32 22/Feb Lead O/S

Lead with 2 people (Nic + Kate) on rope. Mixture of pitching + mostly moving together. Descended south ridge in near whiteout conditions. New drivable track through the forestry at the bottom makes the walk in much easier than before!

arose 18/Feb Lead

grade 1 condition with all the snow!

with Clients
Hidden 18/Feb Lead
Max Streeton 08/Feb Solo
Hidden 28/Jan AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan AltLd
Mike-W-99 13/Jan Solo rpt

Good snow and turf but an at times ferocious wind.

Fiona Reid 13/Jan Solo rpt

Good snow and turf. Wind a bit fierce at times!

Andy Moles 13/Jan Solo
Hidden 11/Jan Solo
cacheson 31/Dec/17 Solo

Good day out in strong westerly winds (MWIS 50-70mph) as ridge was very sheltered. Walking off the top in blizzard was probably the hardest part

with MScherer, Abi, Tim
TJMGray 31/Dec/17 Solo

Fun day out with friends. Easy climbing up the ridge. Pretty sheltered. 50-70mph winds on summit and a blizzard made for a tough descent!

with Chris , max, abi
Francis Hardy 30/Dec/17 Lead

Fun route. Conditions were good and we moved together in 2 pairs, trying to stick to the steepest sections. Came of the top in a white out with strong winds. The light failed just as we came out from under the clouds and were greeted by a spectacular moonlit landscape. One of the most beautiful sights I've seen and bright enough under the full moon not to need head-torches - stunning!

with Ethan, John W, Tomasz Smith
Hidden 27/Dec/17 Lead
EmmaAtkinson 27/Dec/17 Solo
with Aithne92, Rory Brown
Hidden 27/Dec/17 2nd O/S
evanc77 16/Dec/17 Solo
Daniontherocks 16/Dec/17 Solo
with evanc77
rocket 01/Dec/17 Solo

powder at base firming up for last 200m

Sam Hunt 30/Nov/17 Solo
Colin Mcgregor 25/Nov/17 Solo rpt
sblake 25/Nov/17 Solo
ChrisMarden ?/Nov/17 Solo

Deep snow on approach

with Bod, Simon
Devonr28 ?/Nov/17 Solo
arose 18/Mar/17 Lead

Wet, Wet, Wet. Lots of snow still on the ridge though it was melting fast.

with Clients
Hidden 15/Mar/17 Lead O/S
netboy 09/Mar/17 -

Glenmore lodge Mountaineering course.

with PaulC
richardsavill 04/Mar/17 Solo

went as direct as possible, nice route but cloudy on top.

aki9205 02/Mar/17 -
arose 02/Mar/17 Lead

Great conditions.

with Clients
gripped01 28/Feb/17 -
royle883 27/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Only roped up for a couple of tricky sections

Peter Goulding 27/Feb/17 -

Great day, lead off the rope for most, but Sam lead and roped us up the crux pitch

steveg 27/Feb/17 2nd O/S

Roped short section of rockband only

with Peter Goulding, Charlotte Wade, Sam Royle
HimTiggins 23/Feb/17 AltLd
with Phil
olddirtydoggy 23/Feb/17 AltLd

Only really 1 tiny pitch worth getting the rope out for but the rest is a very low grade scramble.

arose 14/Feb/17 Lead
with Clients
roym 12/Feb/17 Solo

An LUUHC group led by myself and Ben led a group of LUUHC taking the easiest line up the ridge as we were in a large group and soloing. Good conditions with frozen turf. A great route and fantastic intro to winter scrambling for the group.

with BMaybee
mikewilson789 12/Feb/17 Lead O/S
shelbymcb 12/Feb/17 2nd

Moving together. Soft snow, good views. Really nice varied route.

BMaybee 12/Feb/17 Solo
with roym
Hidden 08/Feb/17 AltLd
phil64 07/Feb/17 Lead
with kj001
kj001 07/Feb/17 2nd
with phil64
Phill_ Thompson 05/Feb/17 AltLd rpt
with Lucy Prins
Rebs 29/Dec/16 Solo O/S

Out of condition, as expected, only needed crampons for the top 50m or so. Even in inbetween conditions, lots of fun and amazing views from the top. Took the easiest line, probably grade I.

with R_W_M
Hidden 20/Nov/16 Solo O/S
asmith37 28/Feb/16 Solo
with Stu McKinnon
vanderz 20/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/16 -
daWalt 14/Feb/16 Solo rpt
jeffers696 13/Feb/16 -
with Trace
FelixL 13/Feb/16 2nd O/S
joem 13/Feb/16 AltLd
Trace 13/Feb/16 Solo
Max Streeton 13/Feb/16 Solo
with Trace
jennym32 09/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Ascent of the east ridge, decent of south ridge. Woods by road very difficult passage with lots of large knocked over trees to find a way around.

Hidden 07/Feb/16 Solo
jezb1 07/Feb/16 Solo

brutal weather at the top 60mph, hail and white out!

Dazluke2000 03/Feb/16 2nd
Zoomer 03/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Powder bashing for the first half but conditions got better at about 800m. Leading two winter novices on JSMTC Winter Concentration.

with A Student
Lawrie Brand 17/Jan/16 Solo O/S
with Sarah Laing
wookie667 12/Jan/16 Solo

Lots of unconsolidated snow ground not totaly frozen. But still a good day out.

with ConorC
ConorC 12/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/16 -
Sebcosta 01/Jan/16 Lead

pitched one section , soloed the rest.

with pauline, chris
Hidden 01/Jan/16 2nd O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 27/Mar/15 Solo
johnjb 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Snow a bit soft lower down but good condition overall. Had crag all to ourselves on a sunny day. Very nice.

with Ron L CMC
watersah 03/Mar/15 2nd

On Glenmore Lodge Winter Mountaineering course, led by Matt and Kirk

adam001 20/Feb/15 AltLd

Alpine Style

Karlos 18/Feb/15 Solo

Still easy fun despite on going turbo-thaw!

nutme 18/Feb/15 -

Very wet

arose 18/Feb/15 Lead

Couple of pitches up the right North side of the ridge then headed for home

with Clients
fuzzysheep01 18/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Soggy snow, avoidable on lower section. Some pleasant ice and good turf higher up on steeper sections.

with Karlos
sheelba 17/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/15 Solo
stev1e.wilso 15/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Tom
arose 26/Jan/15 Solo

Great fun.

Nathan Adam 13/Jan/15 Solo

Wild, mostly solo other than a little steep step near the bottom which we through a quick pitch in. Nearly turned around but guys coming up behind assured us the top wasn't far away, glad we stuck it out! First winter climb for my partner today!

Hidden 12/Jan/15 AltLd
Jack Hirst 11/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Jim Butterworth
aljones91 11/Jan/15 AltLd

Took the most direct line through each of the rocky steps. wet and windy but awesome!

with Ben hester
Ken Applegate 17/Dec/14 Lead

A lot of snow on the approach! Route was in good condition, if a bit damp.

with Nick
tomdude 23/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 20/Mar/14 2nd
girlymonkey 01/Mar/14 -
with yehti
yehti 01/Mar/14 AltLd

Solo scrambling for most of the ridge. We roped for a short steep step. Lots of snow but powdery and unconsolidated which made the upper section interesting.

Hidden 27/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/14 Solo
Louvet 17/Feb/14 -
with Tarquin
Tarquin 17/Feb/14 -
with Louvet
Jinete Palido 14/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Absolutely buried (approach and descent too). One pitch, soloed the rest. Gale force crosswinds, driving snow and spindrift and reducing vis to near zero, added interest to the upper half. Had to throw snow around to figure out what was ridge and what was thin air. Normal for Scotland!

Hidden 14/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Street 11/Feb/14 2nd
Laura Hamlet 08/Feb/14 -
ralphio 07/Feb/14 Lead

Solo on all but one section. Tons of snow in places, not much rock showing but good some decent placements for axes.

Tarquin 06/Feb/14 -


c357 06/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
swmackey 06/Feb/14 AltLd
with Chris Cookson
ross brinson 02/Feb/14 Solo
with Mehmet Karatay
ma.cecilia 01/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with John Orr, Roisin Malone
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Jan/14 Solo
soup212 29/Jan/14 -

white out and 40+mph gusts made for a interesting but fun day

timday 22/Jan/14 Solo

Better than expected considering the mild mild (and wet) walk in; clouds parted to give some good visibility on route too. Route well covered with solid enough snow we just cramponed+two axed up without ever getting out whatever minimal gear we had. Another party of two also out.

with SteveS
Hidden 04/Jan/14 2nd
Hidden 04/Jan/14 Lead
Dave Richards 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Chrismith 23/Nov/13 Solo
Rich A 02/Nov/13 Solo

With El - lots of snow

Hidden 11/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/13 Solo
Neil Mackenzie ?/Mar/13 Solo
with jim, kenny
dbm 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with KDolder
Hidden 26/Feb/13 AltLd
niallk 24/Feb/13 Solo
with Anne, Sarah
Louis Hume 22/Feb/13 Lead

Beauty day. Found a dead 9 pointer in the coire below the ridge, after some nifty work with the adze I managed the route with a fine trophy tied to my sack.

Jenny Hall 21/Feb/13 2nd
with uwoodwoodu, Louis
Jenny Hall 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Absolutely superb route with such an entertaining range and sustained route. Beautiful alpine conditions and such a great top out onto the ridge.

with uwoodwoodu, Louis
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Elsier 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Chrissie, ladislav, Surge, Ian
ladislav 09/Feb/13 Solo
with Elsier
John sealey 06/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Solo O/S
JamesLamont ?/Feb/13 Solo
with Justin Lochrie
Tarquin 31/Jan/13 -
with Richard, Gary
Hidden 31/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 28/Jan/13 2nd
nich0las 26/Jan/13 Lead
with Catriona C
Yourlead 20/Jan/13 Lead

The ridge was nicely wind blown and a good option today with strong winds. Some nice wee walls to climb which can make the grade a harder II but most can be voided.

with Paul Freeman
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 16/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 14/Jan/13 Solo
with Iain Murray
ladislav ??/2013 Solo O/S

Fantastic route.

with Chrissie, Ian, Surge, Elsier
Hidden ??/2013 -
Pete Rigby 31/Dec/12 -

Moved together

with Joe Rigby, Kelli Roberts
Hidden 31/Dec/12 Solo
kelliroberts3 31/Dec/12 -

Moved together over the top section.

Hidden 15/Dec/12 -
Moonstone Hippy 18/Nov/12 Solo

Took as direct a line as we could up the crest - solid II on the day.

with Phill T
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Lead
Max Streeton 28/Feb/12 Solo
Monkey_Alan 28/Feb/12 Solo O/S
tomshanti 28/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Wessex mc 'winter' day out!

with Steve Wales, Bisset, Max Streeton, Monkey_Alan, tev
Simon Caldwell 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S

A brilliant sunny day with lots of new snow after the previous day's blizzards. All very Alpine. Lots of harder options available, we took many of them, overall standard probably about top-end II. And apart from 2 skiers and a solo walker, we had the whole mountain to ourselves! Such a good day (despite the arrival of clag) we completed the horseshoe by walking up Creag Meagaidh afterwards.

with Lemming
Will Smith 18/Feb/12 Solo O/S

A very wild day with gusts of about 70-80mph and tons of spindrift. The ridge itself is very nice. Open to lots of variation. We took the first few buttresses direct to give some nice turfy pitches of about grade III. Avoiding everything would give a good mountaineering adventure at grade I. Although there were huge cornices, the ridge avoided these.

with lithos
lithos 18/Feb/12 -

Wild, crawling along some sections, we played making it hard at start and then got a shift on, no cornice where ridge meets top. bearings off top in gusty conditions. Will's feet trashed by new boots ! Safe in avalanchey conditions

timday 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Warm day; walked up in soft snow with one axe. Crampons/rope/gubbins all stayed in the pack (although glad of semi-frozen turf in places). Nice route; would revisit in "proper" winter conditions.

Andy Hudson 10/Feb/12 2nd
with Dick Winslow
Cwallace ?/Feb/12 -
aneate ?/Jan/12 -
steveb2006 19/Mar/11 Solo

Approach heavy going. Nice ridge. Val very tired

mark88 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Matt Barker
joeydurkin 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Chris W, Sarah A
dellboy 11/Mar/11 Solo O/S
ollyroberts 09/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together

with Esther Seddon
Tarquin 03/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd
Adam Booth 20/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with David Hillibrandt
PieMan 20/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Route chosen due to Avalanche risk elsewhere. Quite a few other groups did the same thing. Great day out, battered by storm force winds on the descent.

with James, Mike, Bill, Hopevalleypaul, Jim
Hidden 19/Feb/11 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 19/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together on the ridge. Route chosen due to high avalanche risk on slopes. A fun route - would be great if it was longer.

with Hoyes, Simon Caldrick
hokkyokusei 16/Feb/11 -
with Jonathon, Bernadette
jandyd05 16/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Great old school mountaineering route;possible to make significantly harder by taking the harder options up the various outcrops/steps - description mentions the first but the best pitch is to turn the last main step on the left to find a lovely little chimney pitch at about 3 ?

with Dave Kenyon
Hidden 15/Feb/11 2nd
keith hal 15/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Great route and a cracking day out. Lost a crampon on descent though..F..k!!

with Iain Mckenzie
Mark Young 14/Feb/11 Solo
George Ormerod 14/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Roger Cruse, Kris
Hidden 14/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Roger Cruse 14/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Kris & George
Only a hill 12/Feb/11 Solo

An excellent ridge. Conditions were very good despite a thin layer of new snow. No views unfortunately but the mist certainly made it atmospheric! Looks like it was a popular choice today.

with James Roddie
Fiona Reid 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Took the direct start and stayed on the ridge for most of the route, rope remained in the rucksack as any difficulties were short lived. It seemed to be a popular route choice given the conditions. Many thanks to the Roddie brothers for breaking trail for everyone!

JamesRoddie 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S

A really nice ridge. A fair of bit of fresh snow and a white out for much of the day. Lots of avalanche debris around.

with Alex Roddie
Mike-W-99 12/Feb/11 Solo

Nice atmospheric climb. Very busy, 5 in front and 9 behind but still felt remote.

Hidden 11/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/11 Lead O/S
tim newton 01/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 23/Jan/11 Solo
with John Barker
colin fagan 22/Jan/11 Solo
Sean20 19/Jan/11 -
with Sutty22
Sutty22 19/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Moved together for most of the ridge, pitched one section which looked more fun than the easy route. Great fun, unfortunately the cloud moved in about halfway up so we didn't get any good views from the top.

with Sean20
Hidden 18/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
oliverk ??/2011 -
ar1fbr ??/2011 -
with Donatien Jegat
PAJames ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Hidden 21/Dec/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 15/Dec/10 Solo
isi_o 15/Dec/10 -

Rachael's first winter route. Bit thin on snow, but good climbing on icy turf & rock.

with Gillian Culshaw, Jamie B, Rachael Murphy
Jamie B 15/Dec/10 -
with isi_o
Hidden 07/Mar/10 -
IJHunt ?/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Solo O/S
niall88 19/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Shane Redhead 19/Feb/10 -
with niall88
CathS 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Took the direct start: 50m of mixed climbing up the buttress; then a very nice exposed alpine ridge to the summit. Recommend taking the longer approach along the forest tracks from the layby near Allt a' Chaorainn rather than thrashing around off-piste like we did...

with Andy Golborne
ameliaunderwood 08/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with berne
A Reid 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Moved Together

daWalt 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

One short pitch over a rock step near the start. Very nice ridge walk.

with Lisa
Braintax ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo
Stuart Macfarlane 17/Jan/10 Lead

Climbed alpine style on a short rope, moving together all the time.

with Jeanie
niallk 13/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Alpine-like conditions. Dry rock at the bottom, decent neve where the angle eases. Great route.

jeffb 07/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with John
Batt 04/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Moving together

with Hoyes
Hidden 17/Feb/09 Lead
John Kettle 02/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/09 -
whispering nic 03/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Wavy Dot
andrewb ??/2009 -
Hidden 20/Dec/08 Solo O/S
DundeeDave 30/Nov/08 Solo O/S
roryifinlay ?/Mar/08 Solo
tractorbachcoch 22/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Teresa
Lady T 22/Jan/08 -
with Iwan
Captain Solo 10/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Monk 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S

No snow really, so just a summer scramble. Lovely day out.

with Alan
Hidden 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
chris m fisher 28/Jan/07 Solo
Watty 05/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with W.Watt, Spike
Hidden 15/Apr/06 -
Sankey 26/Feb/06 Solo
with Andy B
malc 13/Feb/06 Solo O/S
with Adele and Paul
niall_mac ?/Feb/06 Solo
jdgaventa ?/Feb/06 2nd
with james davies
Sean Bell ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with col, Tom
Tom Last ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Denise & Kevin
Andrew1 ?/Feb/05 2nd
with Andy Lewington
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Jan/03 Lead
with Mhairi, Andy W
Hidden 19/Feb/01 2nd
Hidden 06/Feb/00 -
Richard Weller 10/Jan/00 -
with Alan Kimber, douglas Hall
Bruce Kerr 05/Dec/98 AltLd
with Jenny Kerr
Iain Thow 28/Feb/98 Solo

Also in summer 10/9/09 with Mary Mackey, Jack Wilson & Gordon Laing

with Russ, Liz Jolley
Hidden 22/Mar/96 Solo
crowberry gully 03/Feb/95 2nd
with Alan Kimber
auld al ??/1987 Solo O/S

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