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Cold Climbs, In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers, Cairngorm Winter Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter, Scottish Winter IV-VII

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Hidden 19 Jan AltLd
Little AndyH 18 Jan AltLd
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 18 Jan AltLd O/S Great mountaineering route!
with Paul Gibbison, Little AndyH, K Mckay
Great mountaineering route!
with Paul Gibbison, Little AndyH, K Mckay
K Mckay 18 Jan AltLd O/S
with Little AndyH, joe.91, Paul Gibbison
with Little AndyH, joe.91, Paul Gibbison
Hidden 21 Dec, 2019 AltLd dnf
Hidden 21 Dec, 2019 AltLd dnf
Liam Talbot 14 Dec, 2019 AltLd O/S Quite a lot of fresh snow made the going slow (last 2 pitches via headtorch). Solo’d the initial ramps then simul-climbed/pitched the rest. Andy took the big boy stuff and pulled out a worldy headtorch lead to get us off! A little over 6 hours. Sustained route.
with Andy Bonham
Quite a lot of fresh snow made the going slow (last 2 pitches via headtorch). Solo’d the initial ramps then simul-climbed/pitched the rest. Andy took the big boy stuff and pulled out a worldy headtorch lead to get us off! A little over 6 hours. Sustained route.
with Andy Bonham
Samuel Wainwright 17 Nov, 2019 Lead dnf Bailed from the lower section after it became apparent that despite the crag being totally white, the turf was not frozen at all. The upper crag might have been okay but the snow lower down was unconsolidated and useless. One to come back for.
with Rob Steer
Bailed from the lower section after it became apparent that despite the crag being totally white, the turf was not frozen at all. The upper crag might have been okay but the snow lower down was unconsolidated and useless. One to come back for.
with Rob Steer
Hidden 10 Feb, 2019 Lead O/S
Dougbart 10 Feb, 2019 AltLd
with Jack
with Jack
thompsettjack 10 Feb, 2019 AltLd O/S
with Dougbart
with Dougbart
Hidden 2 Feb, 2019 AltLd
kenneM 28 Jan, 2019 AltLd O/S Another brilliant route with Carl. Turf frozen solid and not a sole in sight. Still not sure why so few climb on the Loch Avon cliffs and so many on the other side of the hill.
with Carl Davies
Another brilliant route with Carl. Turf frozen solid and not a sole in sight. Still not sure why so few climb on the Loch Avon cliffs and so many on the other side of the hill.
with Carl Davies
quickdrawmcraw 20 Jan, 2019 AltLd
with Rob
with Rob
septic ??, 2019 -
Gawyllie 24 Dec, 2018 AltLd https://grahamwyllie.blogspot.com/2018/12/route-major-christmas-eve.html?m=1
with mrbird
https://grahamwyllie.blogspot.com/2018/12/route-major-christmas-eve.html?m=1
with mrbird
mrbird 24 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
Chrismith 22 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S A fine remote mountaineering route, didn't see a soul all day. Decent conditions with frozen turf and some neve, though cruddy ice in the battlements and some useless powder about too. Got milder as the day went on and was raining on the plateau. Solo'd to the crux and didn't seem to have an issue with route finding but we went armed with good info. Back at van at 5pm then straight to the chippy. Top shelf stuff.
A fine remote mountaineering route, didn't see a soul all day. Decent conditions with frozen turf and some neve, though cruddy ice in the battlements and some useless powder about too. Got milder as the day went on and was raining on the plateau. Solo'd to the crux and didn't seem to have an issue with route finding but we went armed with good info. Back at van at 5pm then straight to the chippy. Top shelf stuff.
guitarshane 22 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S A great day out, nice mountaineering adventure feel about it but the climbing is a bit scrappy.
A great day out, nice mountaineering adventure feel about it but the climbing is a bit scrappy.
Col Kingshott 1 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Lots of unconsolidated snow. Amazing route. The guidebook is correct about the route finding. I reckon V, 5 today.
Lots of unconsolidated snow. Amazing route. The guidebook is correct about the route finding. I reckon V, 5 today.
pftom 1 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Col Kingshott
with Col Kingshott
Hoyes 22 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Also with Dave Palmer. Great route and a good adventure. Led the tapered chimney (steady and well protected).
with Alex S
Also with Dave Palmer. Great route and a good adventure. Led the tapered chimney (steady and well protected).
with Alex S
Robbie Blease 18 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S Finished up red guard.
Finished up red guard.
andycash 16 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with LucaC
with LucaC
LucaC 16 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Led p1,3,5,6. Not much ice, lots of powder and verglass made for hard work in places. One star for position, but that’s about it, somewhat underwhelming.
Led p1,3,5,6. Not much ice, lots of powder and verglass made for hard work in places. One star for position, but that’s about it, somewhat underwhelming.
oliverk 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Tim E
with Tim E
Tom Livingstone 9 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
with Ben Silvestre
with Ben Silvestre
BPaske 7 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 7 Feb, 2018 AltLd
alexm198 20 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S Walked in with glorious weather -- felt almost alpine with the sun and the amount of snow around. Thankfully conditions were excellent underfoot and we made it to the bottom of the route in 2h10 from the car park. Climbed the route in 5 pitches, of which I led the evens (crux chimney and a rope-stretching 60m pitch through the overhang and up the battlements groove). Had to stop halfway up the chimney to remove my pack and dangle it from my harness on a sling! Some devious route finding after this, up to the battlements. The weather soon closed in and it was fucking baltic on the top pitch. A long romp back to the goat track in near-whiteout conditions and then a quick march back to the car by 5pm. 4h for the route. A fine day of mountaineering.
with sink14
Walked in with glorious weather -- felt almost alpine with the sun and the amount of snow around. Thankfully conditions were excellent underfoot and we made it to the bottom of the route in 2h10 from the car park. Climbed the route in 5 pitches, of which I led the evens (crux chimney and a rope-stretching 60m pitch through the overhang and up the battlements groove). Had to stop halfway up the chimney to remove my pack and dangle it from my harness on a sling! Some devious route finding after this, up to the battlements. The weather soon closed in and it was fucking baltic on the top pitch. A long romp back to the goat track in near-whiteout conditions and then a quick march back to the car by 5pm. 4h for the route. A fine day of mountaineering.
with sink14
Hidden 20 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Jan, 2018 AltLd
Dougbart 13 Jan, 2018 AltLd
with Iain
with Iain
mattnuttall 11 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S From the Hutchinson in the dark to be under crag by daybreak... very damp and drizzling. Set off pessimistic but conditions soon improved to blue sky and frozen. Got too deep in crux chimney mistaking the thing for caving but other than that great. What an adventure. Took some time with route finding and climbed final chimneys by headtorch. A Major day out!
with Alan Holden
From the Hutchinson in the dark to be under crag by daybreak... very damp and drizzling. Set off pessimistic but conditions soon improved to blue sky and frozen. Got too deep in crux chimney mistaking the thing for caving but other than that great. What an adventure. Took some time with route finding and climbed final chimneys by headtorch. A Major day out!
with Alan Holden
HaddRoots 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Superb day! 5am carpark start and topped out at the midday via "Alternative Finish" (as in SMC The Cairngorms definitive guide 2007 - our excuse was we followed the white bit, though admittedly unintentionally). Neve was good, and upper pitches are well rimed. Soloed the first easy bit, then moved together (Sean's lead), I lead the crux chimney, and moved together the rest (Sean's lead).
Superb day! 5am carpark start and topped out at the midday via "Alternative Finish" (as in SMC The Cairngorms definitive guide 2007 - our excuse was we followed the white bit, though admittedly unintentionally). Neve was good, and upper pitches are well rimed. Soloed the first easy bit, then moved together (Sean's lead), I lead the crux chimney, and moved together the rest (Sean's lead).
seanhendo123 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Excellent day, alpine start rewarded with great morning weather. Moved together apart from the crux chimney which Masa lead. Slightly off route at the top but followed best conditions. Great mountaineering route
Excellent day, alpine start rewarded with great morning weather. Moved together apart from the crux chimney which Masa lead. Slightly off route at the top but followed best conditions. Great mountaineering route
HaddRoots ?Mar, 2017 AltLd
with Joey
with Joey
manmike 15 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Loose cruddy snow, no ice but the sun was shining. Great route.
Loose cruddy snow, no ice but the sun was shining. Great route.
Ste Ridd 15 Feb, 2017 - Testing conditions with unconsolidated snow. Great route on a big mountain day.
Testing conditions with unconsolidated snow. Great route on a big mountain day.
mikecollins 15 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Matt Harmon 11 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S A long day. Had to take rucksack off for the chimney! nice enough climbing on all pitches, not sure its worthy of all the stars but having a view and a lot less powder would make it more enjoyable- one to save for good connies? Abel smashed his first winter route.
with Abel
A long day. Had to take rucksack off for the chimney! nice enough climbing on all pitches, not sure its worthy of all the stars but having a view and a lot less powder would make it more enjoyable- one to save for good connies? Abel smashed his first winter route.
with Abel
Hidden 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2017 -
pcurt 14 Jan, 2017 2nd Nice route in epic surroundings, and though not very sustained, it was appreciated as my first winter climb of the season! Well frozen turf. Crux was very awkward with a backpack!
with Ryan, Pina
Nice route in epic surroundings, and though not very sustained, it was appreciated as my first winter climb of the season! Well frozen turf. Crux was very awkward with a backpack!
with Ryan, Pina
Pina 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S Good day out. Approach was a lot less arduous than expected (plateau stripped of snow). Led the crux chimney and the exit chimney, moved together on the easier terrain. Guidebook is right with regards to route mostly getting stars due to location rather than quality of climbing.
with pcurt, Ryan
Good day out. Approach was a lot less arduous than expected (plateau stripped of snow). Led the crux chimney and the exit chimney, moved together on the easier terrain. Guidebook is right with regards to route mostly getting stars due to location rather than quality of climbing.
with pcurt, Ryan
The old James turnbull 18 Feb, 2016 AltLd As a 3. Awesome day, amazing climbing and in such great condition. Topped out at 1pm. Best mountaineering route I've done in Scotland.
with aiden
As a 3. Awesome day, amazing climbing and in such great condition. Topped out at 1pm. Best mountaineering route I've done in Scotland.
with aiden
planetmarshall 18 Feb, 2016 AltLd Superlative mountaineering route, worth every one of its four stars.
Superlative mountaineering route, worth every one of its four stars.
neal 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd Excellent route. Pretty good conditions, some powder, turf was well frozen where it wasn't completely buried.
with Stuart Mcleod
Excellent route. Pretty good conditions, some powder, turf was well frozen where it wasn't completely buried.
with Stuart Mcleod
Kirill 13 Dec, 2015 AltLd
mike.moss 13 Dec, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Kirill
with Kirill
Hidden 5 Mar, 2015 AltLd dnf
Hidden 2 Mar, 2015 AltLd
benclimbing 28 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with graham boistelle
with graham boistelle
HosteDenis ?Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
Simon Yearsley 14 Jan, 2014 AltLd
with geezer
with geezer
Hidden 14 Jan, 2014 AltLd
GordonAinslie ?Jan, 2014 AltLd
GordonAinslie ??, 2014 -
prcleary ??, 2014 -
Captain Solo 8 Apr, 2013 Solo Some annoying fresh powder to clear but some useful ice in the grooves that made it a little less nerve-wracking.
Some annoying fresh powder to clear but some useful ice in the grooves that made it a little less nerve-wracking.
Hidden 5 Mar, 2013 AltLd
colin fagan 2 Mar, 2013 2nd Fantastic route although weather was a bit damp and mild with things melting as the day went on. First day of a great weekend being guided by Kevin.
Fantastic route although weather was a bit damp and mild with things melting as the day went on. First day of a great weekend being guided by Kevin.
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 -
Steven Andrews 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S What an amazing day and amazing climb....and a snowy owl as well
with Ben Tibbetts
What an amazing day and amazing climb....and a snowy owl as well
with Ben Tibbetts
Jake Young 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Big day, Ben crushed the crux, obtained a little help from friends to extend a pitch.
with Darren, benkelsey
Big day, Ben crushed the crux, obtained a little help from friends to extend a pitch.
with Darren, benkelsey
benkelsey 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S epic day. last pitch in the dark. lead all cruxes p's: 1,3,5
with Darren Lincoln, Jake Young
epic day. last pitch in the dark. lead all cruxes p's: 1,3,5
with Darren Lincoln, Jake Young
GraMc 2 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S consolation route
consolation route
CrapClimber ??, 2013 Lead
alasdair19 ??, 2013 -
sparbus 13 Dec, 2012 AltLd Good nick. Sustained at grade.
with FedUp
Good nick. Sustained at grade.
with FedUp
MattKnox 5 Nov, 2012 2nd Scored an early season classic!
Scored an early season classic!
Katy Nelson 7 Feb, 2012 -
with Tania
with Tania
MonkeyDawson 5 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Did the alternative start from near the base of Red Guard to the base of the crux chimney in 1 long pitch. Great route in a great setting.
with Simon Smith, Bob Foster
Did the alternative start from near the base of Red Guard to the base of the crux chimney in 1 long pitch. Great route in a great setting.
with Simon Smith, Bob Foster
Hidden 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Colin Mcgregor 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd
steev 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S Huge.
Huge.
andybuckley 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd Brilliant route: the initial chimney and the overhang/groove pitch of The Battlements were particularly good, but even the easy ground was interesting.
with Steve Crawford
Brilliant route: the initial chimney and the overhang/groove pitch of The Battlements were particularly good, but even the easy ground was interesting.
with Steve Crawford
mike.moss 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Martin Cooper 26 Jan, 2012 AltLd Marco Croatia
with BMC winter meet
Marco Croatia
with BMC winter meet
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Marko Duksi ??, 2012 -
Steve Woollard 30 Dec, 2011 2nd
with Mark Chadwick
with Mark Chadwick
Hidden 28 Feb, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 28 Feb, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 28 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
glenngordon 28 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with jerry millichip, bomber harris
with jerry millichip, bomber harris
t_stork 11 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Steve Walls
with Steve Walls
SWalls 11 Feb, 2011 AltLd
with t_stork
with t_stork
Hidden ?Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
Drew M ?Feb, 2011 AltLd
with Kane Chandler
with Kane Chandler
bsavage 22 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S Bit bare v little snow on chimney pitch.
with Beau Fraser, Tim
Bit bare v little snow on chimney pitch.
with Beau Fraser, Tim
Hidden 22 Jan, 2011 Lead
Hidden 20 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer 2 Jan, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd
alkira ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
geoff.comley 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S P1 and P4 was mine, Pat lead P2,3,5. An awesome day out and a really worth while route, would of been even better if conditions had been favourable. 1st crux is amazing climbing and the other crux pitches are slightly easier but still interesting and varied. Happy Days
P1 and P4 was mine, Pat lead P2,3,5. An awesome day out and a really worth while route, would of been even better if conditions had been favourable. 1st crux is amazing climbing and the other crux pitches are slightly easier but still interesting and varied. Happy Days
John Workman 10 Mar, 2010 AltLd reasonable nick
with Mark II
reasonable nick
with Mark II
crowberry gully 13 Feb, 2010 2nd Good conditions, some ice in the battlements, a 4* route.
Good conditions, some ice in the battlements, a 4* route.
blouise 13 Feb, 2010 -
lyndseymackay ?Feb, 2010 -
Alco-nomic ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
with Geoff, Andy Wardle
with Geoff, Andy Wardle
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 22 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S epic. long route for a shrot but nice day. last 2 pitches climbed in darkness.
with stuart
epic. long route for a shrot but nice day. last 2 pitches climbed in darkness.
with stuart
s kennedy 22 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with ryan
with ryan
al99 18 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S Epic! Got off route high up as there was so much rime and very little gear. Walked back across the plateau in the dark with a white out!
with Dunx
Epic! Got off route high up as there was so much rime and very little gear. Walked back across the plateau in the dark with a white out!
with Dunx
Dunx 18 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Al Benson
with Al Benson
gaz.marshall 28 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Alex
with Alex
Hidden 28 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 24 Jan, 2009 AltLd Shaw did the hard bits!
Shaw did the hard bits!
Shaw Brown 24 Jan, 2009 AltLd Employed an unpaid guide (Loz) to clear away all the powder and find the placements, made life much simpler!
Employed an unpaid guide (Loz) to clear away all the powder and find the placements, made life much simpler!
Hidden 2 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
NeilGriffiths 2 Jan, 2009 -
with Adam
with Adam
windy100 ??, 2009 -
Hidden 31 Dec, 2008 AltLd
danm 15 Mar, 2008 AltLd mighty fine
with Jim Danson
mighty fine
with Jim Danson
jimdanson 15 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with dan middleton
with dan middleton
Hidden 24 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S
Jamie B 24 Jan, 2008 AltLd Three-star route, four-star experience.
with Stuart Burns
Three-star route, four-star experience.
with Stuart Burns
Nick Wallis ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Simon Cooke
with Simon Cooke
Neil Adams 3 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
andyinglis 3 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with neil adams
with neil adams
niall_mac ?Jan, 2007 AltLd
with Mark R
with Mark R
Hidden ??, 2007 -
mux ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
1202alarm ?Dec, 2006 - Pretty much the only decent route we did on an AMA new year meet. Brilliant day out, absorbing and interesting climbing.
with Si Ball
Pretty much the only decent route we did on an AMA new year meet. Brilliant day out, absorbing and interesting climbing.
with Si Ball
kato'sdad 25 Feb, 2006 2nd
with Giles Trussel
with Giles Trussel
Hidden 25 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
david morse ?Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
with chris todd
with chris todd
sgl 26 Nov, 2005 AltLd
with Konnie
with Konnie
Hidden 19 Nov, 2005 AltLd O/S
dangates ??, 2005 -
with Derek Bain
with Derek Bain
frost ?Feb, 2004 AltLd
with D Garry
with D Garry
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 3 Dec, 2003 AltLd
with Andy Hyslop
with Andy Hyslop
Paul Figg 15 Mar, 2003 AltLd
with Dave Johnson
with Dave Johnson
zero six ??, 2003 AltLd O/S
markharro ??, 2002 AltLd Excellent wild route with sporting return over the plateau in the dark
with Allan
Excellent wild route with sporting return over the plateau in the dark
with Allan
DaveHK 6 Jan, 2001 AltLd O/S Lots of powder
with Richard Jewell
Lots of powder
with Richard Jewell
plain kitten ??, 2000 - my first IV,5 lead
my first IV,5 lead
prcleary ??, 2000 AltLd
ArnaudG 13 Feb, 1999 AltLd
with Tim
with Tim
Hidden 9 Jan, 1999 AltLd
James Gordon ?Apr, 1998 -
phil64 ?Mar, 1998 AltLd O/S
with Pete Smalley
with Pete Smalley
Hidden ?Feb, 1997 AltLd O/S
Grezza ??, 1997 Lead
Hidden ??, 1997 Lead
Yourlead 23 Mar, 1996 2nd Epic sunny day with deep powder (should have gone skiing) The climb took ages due to snow conditions aand we were late getting back to the car 10pm where Jurgen was waiting!!
with Graham Penny
Epic sunny day with deep powder (should have gone skiing) The climb took ages due to snow conditions aand we were late getting back to the car 10pm where Jurgen was waiting!!
with Graham Penny
nickdonohue 6 Mar, 1996 AltLd
with Caley Latham
with Caley Latham
Dave Musgrove Jnr 26 Feb, 1995 AltLd Great Day out
with Richard Dibley
Great Day out
with Richard Dibley
Neil McA 13 Feb, 1994 AltLd O/S Bit of an epic while navigating back in the dark and white out.
with Andy Perkins
Bit of an epic while navigating back in the dark and white out.
with Andy Perkins
Hidden 29 Dec, 1992 AltLd O/S
TheAndyBarker ?Jan, 1992 AltLd Winter
Winter
Bruce Kerr 16 Jan, 1988 AltLd
with Chris Czech
with Chris Czech
steveb2006 13 Dec, 1987 AltLd Superb climb on a superb long weekend bivvying at the shelterstone.
with Roy Ruddle
Superb climb on a superb long weekend bivvying at the shelterstone.
with Roy Ruddle
Hidden ??, 1985 AltLd
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