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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
RM199 23 Feb Lead O/S Note: Its not entirely obvious where the 2nd pitch goes. There is a ramp heading right, and a direct/ left headwall as per a couple of pictures on UKC. We went up the headwall then traversed right under the capping overhang, which made for a very fine pitch though getting towards IV.
Note: Its not entirely obvious where the 2nd pitch goes. There is a ramp heading right, and a direct/ left headwall as per a couple of pictures on UKC. We went up the headwall then traversed right under the capping overhang, which made for a very fine pitch though getting towards IV.
Devonr28 18 Jan AltLd Mixed conditions. Some good snow, alot of powdery snow. Turf good where exposed. Rocky outcrops covered in sheets of ice so gear was difficult to find/non-existent. Cracker of a day to be out.
Mixed conditions. Some good snow, alot of powdery snow. Turf good where exposed. Rocky outcrops covered in sheets of ice so gear was difficult to find/non-existent. Cracker of a day to be out.
Hidden 16 Nov, 2019 AltLd
Fiona Reid 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt Normal start this time. A mix of bomber turf with some crud and powder. Led pitch 2 (traverse) this time. Felt harder than last time due to amount of snow. We went on to the summit as it was too nice not to.
Normal start this time. A mix of bomber turf with some crud and powder. Led pitch 2 (traverse) this time. Felt harder than last time due to amount of snow. We went on to the summit as it was too nice not to.
Hidden 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 1 Dec, 2017 Solo
Hidden 2 Mar, 2017 Solo
Alan.rodger 10 Feb, 2017 2nd
with morsg
with morsg
morsg 10 Feb, 2017 Lead rpt
Chuck 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd
with DannyC
with DannyC
Fiona Reid 25 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S Done in 4 pitches, led 2 & 4. Mike got all the technical stuff. Turf bulletproof where exposed. It seems we did the direct start which explains why it felt a bit tricky! Good climbing. Topped out into the sun and an inversion, pretty cool.
Done in 4 pitches, led 2 & 4. Mike got all the technical stuff. Turf bulletproof where exposed. It seems we did the direct start which explains why it felt a bit tricky! Good climbing. Topped out into the sun and an inversion, pretty cool.
Hidden 25 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
metrorat 15 Feb, 2016 Lead Alternative to taxus as it wasn't in great nick. Turf well frozen, lots of powdery snow, big cornices on the summit area and a huge one at the top of west gully. Not much ice about.
with Lauren Purkiss
Alternative to taxus as it wasn't in great nick. Turf well frozen, lots of powdery snow, big cornices on the summit area and a huge one at the top of west gully. Not much ice about.
with Lauren Purkiss
purkle 15 Feb, 2016 2nd Crap conditions, swimmy powdery unfrozen fear!!! My first graded winter climb :D
Crap conditions, swimmy powdery unfrozen fear!!! My first graded winter climb :D
Will Smith 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Done in 3 pitches following line of least resistance. All pretty banked out and easier than III in these conditions. Belay at the end of pitch 2 was superb! Big cornice on West Gully but this route avoids it.
with Puma, lithos
Done in 3 pitches following line of least resistance. All pretty banked out and easier than III in these conditions. Belay at the end of pitch 2 was superb! Big cornice on West Gully but this route avoids it.
with Puma, lithos
Puma 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd
lithos 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd
BnB 13 Feb, 2015 - Decent nick but ice too thin for screws
Decent nick but ice too thin for screws
dakidunn 13 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with BnB
with BnB
Ewanski 27 Dec, 2014 - great conditions. Taxus looked lean - hard but do-able. Amazing weather
great conditions. Taxus looked lean - hard but do-able. Amazing weather
Brucemacrosson 27 Dec, 2014 -
with Ewanski
with Ewanski
Hidden 25 Dec, 2014 Solo
geordie cragg 18 Feb, 2014 2nd rpt
Rank_Bajin 18 Feb, 2014 Lead Walked (waded) into corrie with an open mind to find it blootered with snow. Decided on STH as a reasonably safe(er)option. I climbed this last year and thought I would be happy to solo it. Not this time - the whole route was covered in 2ft of snow which was unconsolidated. It made for an interesting climb. The crux traverse was a 70 degree slope. Great fun though. No cornice to worry about unlike West Gully and Taxus. Taxus was loaded with deep snow and the exit at the top looked very steep and almost vertical with a big build up at the notch.
Walked (waded) into corrie with an open mind to find it blootered with snow. Decided on STH as a reasonably safe(er)option. I climbed this last year and thought I would be happy to solo it. Not this time - the whole route was covered in 2ft of snow which was unconsolidated. It made for an interesting climb. The crux traverse was a 70 degree slope. Great fun though. No cornice to worry about unlike West Gully and Taxus. Taxus was loaded with deep snow and the exit at the top looked very steep and almost vertical with a big build up at the notch.
Hidden 12 Mar, 2013 -
Hidden 2 Feb, 2013 2nd
frecro 2 Feb, 2013 -
with Andy Ruck
with Andy Ruck
Col Kingshott 23 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
with Brilo
with Brilo
Hidden 22 Jan, 2013 2nd
Brendan 21 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S Did variation second pitch, following a corner on the left then avoiding a steep corner (peg at bottom) via a bulge on the left. Same grade I think.
with Andy
Did variation second pitch, following a corner on the left then avoiding a steep corner (peg at bottom) via a bulge on the left. Same grade I think.
with Andy
JamesRoddie 11 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
Rank_Bajin 11 Dec, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 10 Dec, 2012 Solo
Hidden 11 Feb, 2012 Solo
jack_eadie 8 Feb, 2012 AltLd
martinh13 27 Jan, 2012 2nd
Hidden 27 Jan, 2012 Lead
Brendan 23 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Andy
with Andy
marie_p 18 Dec, 2011 2nd
with Chris, Tom
with Chris, Tom
tomdude 18 Dec, 2011 Lead took ages, lots of deep snow and needed more turf protection! nice route though. chris' first time climbing outside!
with chris bell, marie
took ages, lots of deep snow and needed more turf protection! nice route though. chris' first time climbing outside!
with chris bell, marie
J Brown 10 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S Felt quite tricky due to some dodgy snow and ice, and some turf not frozen, but a good route, with great views.
with RK
Felt quite tricky due to some dodgy snow and ice, and some turf not frozen, but a good route, with great views.
with RK
jacobfinn 10 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S Bit of a mild day, so turf not always frozen and the snow mostly unconsolidated. Interesting route though. Did the direct start at IV 5. Thanks to Martin for leading.
with Paul (Falkirk Council), Martin Holland
Bit of a mild day, so turf not always frozen and the snow mostly unconsolidated. Interesting route though. Did the direct start at IV 5. Thanks to Martin for leading.
with Paul (Falkirk Council), Martin Holland
morsy 4 Dec, 2011 AltLd
with gerhard mors
with gerhard mors
abbeywall 6 Feb, 2011 AltLd short but enjoyable esp second pitch. v quiet in corrie, only west gully being done. Taxus complete. will be good if there is a freeze
with K
short but enjoyable esp second pitch. v quiet in corrie, only west gully being done. Taxus complete. will be good if there is a freeze
with K
Elsier 23 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Beautiful day!
with Stuart
Beautiful day!
with Stuart
Brucemacrosson 21 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 -
Hidden 27 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
climberuk 2 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Excellent frozen turf on an excellent sunny day. Enjoyable route. No major difficulties.
with Waneata
Excellent frozen turf on an excellent sunny day. Enjoyable route. No major difficulties.
with Waneata
Hidden 17 Feb, 2010 AltLd
ShoePolice 5 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S good condition, frozen turf and solid snow. nice climb.
with Andy Wilson
good condition, frozen turf and solid snow. nice climb.
with Andy Wilson
jaggy bunnet 4 Jan, 2010 AltLd
with frazzy4
with frazzy4
Hidden 4 Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 29 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
niall_mac ?Jan, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 13 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S
steev ?Feb, 2008 -
HimTiggins 19 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Sam and Katie
with Sam and Katie
barney_edin 16 Jan, 2008 AltLd
with Pete M, Richard K
with Pete M, Richard K
Hidden 15 Jan, 2008 AltLd rpt
Hidden 1 Feb, 2006 -
alan moore ??, 2005 Solo Some pleasant and exposed ledge shuffling.
Some pleasant and exposed ledge shuffling.
DaveHK ?Dec, 1993 Solo
Hidden ??, 1981 AltLd
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