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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden ?Mar, 2018 -
sebbo 17 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Richard Kendrick 13 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Polish exchange
Polish exchange
wheelsucker ??, 2018 -
Clevelandclimber 16 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S Stunning day. P1 teetering sloping ledges with minimum positive placements and imaginary protection. P2 superb, well protected with some great moves, P3 easy romp up frozen turf and ice.
with Josh Bakker-Dyos
Stunning day. P1 teetering sloping ledges with minimum positive placements and imaginary protection. P2 superb, well protected with some great moves, P3 easy romp up frozen turf and ice.
with Josh Bakker-Dyos
Hidden 30 Nov, 2017 AltLd
metrorat 30 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Highly enjoyable route. Sandy took the first pitch, I got the second two. Very cold today with the wind blasting us at the belays. Turf well frozen except for a couple of pockets under the deepest snow on the big ledges. The crux corner itself was steep and techy with a couple of decent bits of gear. Also some veeery teetery moves getting through the lower corner (love a tied off warthog) in current lean condition.
Highly enjoyable route. Sandy took the first pitch, I got the second two. Very cold today with the wind blasting us at the belays. Turf well frozen except for a couple of pockets under the deepest snow on the big ledges. The crux corner itself was steep and techy with a couple of decent bits of gear. Also some veeery teetery moves getting through the lower corner (love a tied off warthog) in current lean condition.
Hidden 26 Nov, 2017 AltLd
Misha 12 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Sunday route. We were staying at Torridon YHA and originally planned to climb on Meal Gorm but it wasn't in, so trekked down here. Strong Easterly all day but not much snow on the walk in and crag in decent winter nick, so a good option. I kicked off by starting up a short steep and gearless wall slightly left of the P2 corner line. Not sure if that was the official start. Belated at the top of the snowy bay but it's better to also climb the ramp above and belay right below the corner. Alex did the money pitch, which was nails for the grade - more like VI 7! Lots of ledges and bridging positions so plenty of rests and the gear is decent but it's sustained and technical, with several mini cruxes, especially given that there wasn't much ice or neve. Good lead! I did the turfy finishing groove, Ueli Steck style (well, kind of). 3.5 hours on the route and 7.5 hour round trip.
Sunday route. We were staying at Torridon YHA and originally planned to climb on Meal Gorm but it wasn't in, so trekked down here. Strong Easterly all day but not much snow on the walk in and crag in decent winter nick, so a good option. I kicked off by starting up a short steep and gearless wall slightly left of the P2 corner line. Not sure if that was the official start. Belated at the top of the snowy bay but it's better to also climb the ramp above and belay right below the corner. Alex did the money pitch, which was nails for the grade - more like VI 7! Lots of ledges and bridging positions so plenty of rests and the gear is decent but it's sustained and technical, with several mini cruxes, especially given that there wasn't much ice or neve. Good lead! I did the turfy finishing groove, Ueli Steck style (well, kind of). 3.5 hours on the route and 7.5 hour round trip.
alexm198 12 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S P2 is great, just a shame the other pitches are filler. I thought it felt high in the grade for tech 6, but probably not hard enough to be tech 7. Nice conditions at the moment, turf well frozen but a bit more neve might've helped on some of the ledges. Led P2.
with Misha
P2 is great, just a shame the other pitches are filler. I thought it felt high in the grade for tech 6, but probably not hard enough to be tech 7. Nice conditions at the moment, turf well frozen but a bit more neve might've helped on some of the ledges. Led P2.
with Misha
calumhicks 10 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
with John Mckenna
with John Mckenna
mim tiller 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S good middle pitch
good middle pitch
DavidMcK 10 Feb, 2017 - Good route, all about pitch 2.
Good route, all about pitch 2.
John McKenna 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S P1 & 3.
P1 & 3.
Martin McKenna - UKC 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Liam Watson 10 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Definitely deserves three stars, just get two teams to go before you to clear out all of the powder.
Definitely deserves three stars, just get two teams to go before you to clear out all of the powder.
davesa 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd highly recommended
with Mark Huxham
highly recommended
with Mark Huxham
BrianShackleton 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd Climbed in 4 pitches, with short 2nd pitch to gain (awkward and hard) the ramp to the foot of the excellent main corner. Nice torchlight exit (first time this season) on top pitch!
with Tom Jumar
Climbed in 4 pitches, with short 2nd pitch to gain (awkward and hard) the ramp to the foot of the excellent main corner. Nice torchlight exit (first time this season) on top pitch!
with Tom Jumar
wheelsucker ??, 2017 Lead
stuart34 10 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Fowler
with Fowler
Hidden 21 Feb, 2016 Lead dnf
Al_Mac 15 Feb, 2016 AltLd Led pitches 1 & 3 with Col taking the crux pitch in the middle. Did direct start from belay over bulge and then belayed for pitch two after the awkward ramp into the groove. Lots of powder in places but hovering about -3c all day and blue, windless skies. About as good as a day in Scotland gets. Swore profusely during the 2nd pitch and definitely would not have been up for leading that!
Led pitches 1 & 3 with Col taking the crux pitch in the middle. Did direct start from belay over bulge and then belayed for pitch two after the awkward ramp into the groove. Lots of powder in places but hovering about -3c all day and blue, windless skies. About as good as a day in Scotland gets. Swore profusely during the 2nd pitch and definitely would not have been up for leading that!
bandersnatch 15 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Great route...deserves the stars! It's all about P2......which provides continuous interest and just enough gear. High in the grade, but a "must-do" route.
with Al_Mac
Great route...deserves the stars! It's all about P2......which provides continuous interest and just enough gear. High in the grade, but a "must-do" route.
with Al_Mac
elliptic 13 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Huw
with Huw
Lamb 3 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Good sustained climbing on middle pitch with great hooks and protection; crux packs a wee punch. Excellent route.
with Marcus
Good sustained climbing on middle pitch with great hooks and protection; crux packs a wee punch. Excellent route.
with Marcus
olekemi 20 Jan, 2016 AltLd Some digging and thin ice on crux, but a very good day out. Skipped the top pitch and went up the alternative finish, with added harder climbing and interest.
with jeremy
Some digging and thin ice on crux, but a very good day out. Skipped the top pitch and went up the alternative finish, with added harder climbing and interest.
with jeremy
salix 16 Jan, 2016 AltLd Led first and third pitches. Topped out in the dark, loads of digging needed on top pitch. Brilliant day out.
with AmyG
Led first and third pitches. Topped out in the dark, loads of digging needed on top pitch. Brilliant day out.
with AmyG
AmyG 16 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
with salix
with salix
Simon Yearsley 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd
Malcolm Bass 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd
shamonster ??, 2016 Lead
with rich
with rich
Alex Thomson 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Rab
with Rab
Hidden 12 Jan, 2015 Lead
Gordon Lacey 26 Dec, 2013 AltLd
with Neil Adams
with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 26 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S Surprisingly good conditions considering it was raining about 200m below! Turf generally well frozen, and solid ice & neve near the top. Good climbing.
with Gordon Lacey
Surprisingly good conditions considering it was raining about 200m below! Turf generally well frozen, and solid ice & neve near the top. Good climbing.
with Gordon Lacey
Hidden 11 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Dunx 11 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Graeme Barr 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 19 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2
Led pitch 2
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
Jamie B 6 Dec, 2012 Lead
Ken Applegate 2 Dec, 2012 Lead Excellent climb, the second pitch is quite sustained for the grade, but well protected. Turf was well frozen.
Excellent climb, the second pitch is quite sustained for the grade, but well protected. Turf was well frozen.
Hannah Evans 2 Dec, 2012 2nd
Hidden 1 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S Did in 4 pitches (split 2nd pitch into 2). I led 1st and 3rd pitches, ice a bit lean at top of groove. Great route but nails hard.
Did in 4 pitches (split 2nd pitch into 2). I led 1st and 3rd pitches, ice a bit lean at top of groove. Great route but nails hard.
Martin Haworth 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S Great route, found it hard for the grade. Took us much longer than it should have, finished in the dark.
Great route, found it hard for the grade. Took us much longer than it should have, finished in the dark.
jfmchivall 20 Dec, 2011 - Fair amount of ice in the groove. Jeremy led pitch 2.
with Jeremy Morris
Fair amount of ice in the groove. Jeremy led pitch 2.
with Jeremy Morris
Northern Mountain Monkey 18 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S Excellent quality mixed, with a fair bit of ice on the crux pitch with a small steep ice pitch at the top. First successful mixed V.
Excellent quality mixed, with a fair bit of ice on the crux pitch with a small steep ice pitch at the top. First successful mixed V.
Hidden 18 Dec, 2011 AltLd
chapmand 17 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S I led the corner pitch, my first V 6.
with Matt Balmer, Peter Rhodes
I led the corner pitch, my first V 6.
with Matt Balmer, Peter Rhodes
Roberttaylor 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S Really amazing day out from Glasgow. I led p3 (about II/III)
with ClimberMH, Jacob Davies
Really amazing day out from Glasgow. I led p3 (about II/III)
with ClimberMH, Jacob Davies
ClimberMH 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Robert Taylor, Jacob Davies
with Robert Taylor, Jacob Davies
Hidden ?Dec, 2011 AltLd dog
jpc1 3 Jan, 2011 Lead
Hidden 3 Jan, 2011 2nd
alkira ??, 2011 -
Stuart the postie ??, 2011 -
with Ian Dempster
with Ian Dempster
tomdude 9 Dec, 2010 AltLd very nice. first successful V!
with Rich Abel
very nice. first successful V!
with Rich Abel
Hidden 5 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 1 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
ferdia 1 Dec, 2010 2nd
Hidden 26 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 10 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
Luke Brooks ?Feb, 2010 AltLd
simon_D 24 Jan, 2010 AltLd
with Neil Silver
with Neil Silver
Ally Baba 7 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with M.Hartree,
with M.Hartree,
Hidden 24 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
MarkGrant 24 Jan, 2009 AltLd
with adw07
with adw07
Chad123 29 Nov, 2008 AltLd rpt Bit harder than last time due to ice smears and less snow on the ledges. Most of the turf well frozen. Still a great route with lots of interest on all three pitches....(seems to be the winter warm up route of choice!)
with Lard
Bit harder than last time due to ice smears and less snow on the ledges. Most of the turf well frozen. Still a great route with lots of interest on all three pitches....(seems to be the winter warm up route of choice!)
with Lard
decs 5 Feb, 2008 AltLd The alternative finish adds interest. The first pitch was a bit rubbish (perhaps the wall start was banked out).
The alternative finish adds interest. The first pitch was a bit rubbish (perhaps the wall start was banked out).
Chad123 2 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S Classic climb, top two pitches have plenty of fun moves on solid turf in a cool groove....
with kcr
Classic climb, top two pitches have plenty of fun moves on solid turf in a cool groove....
with kcr
Joe Nunn 2 Feb, 2008 2nd
with tom stewart
with tom stewart
sgl 18 Jan, 2006 AltLd
with Konnie
with Konnie
Hidden 18 Jan, 2006 AltLd O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?Dec, 2005 AltLd
with Andy Hyslop
with Andy Hyslop
Yourlead 6 Feb, 2002 2nd Supurb sustained & very technical route, with thin ice and partialy frozen turf. On walk in saw golden eagle take off and fly over Grahams head!!
with Graham Penny
Supurb sustained & very technical route, with thin ice and partialy frozen turf. On walk in saw golden eagle take off and fly over Grahams head!!
with Graham Penny
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
phil64 ?Jan, 1999 Lead Great rte
with Mark Baker
Great rte
with Mark Baker
Hidden 28 Dec, 1996 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark 28 Dec, 1996 AltLd
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
Hidden ?Nov, 1996 Lead
TobyA 22 Jan, 1996 AltLd O/S Good full-on mid-winter conditions. Ed took an age on the crux pitch.
with Ed
Good full-on mid-winter conditions. Ed took an age on the crux pitch.
with Ed
Hidden ??, 1993 AltLd
Hidden ?Mar, 1992 AltLd
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