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Not infrequently ascended in error by parties intending to climb Curved Ridge.

ClimberDateStyle
kirstypallas 31/May Lead
Hidden 26/May AltLd O/S
Ruaraidh 26/May Solo O/S

meant to go up curved ridge

Subseaclimber 17/May 2nd
GhostHardware 17/May Lead O/S

Climbed in error thinking it wad curved ridge, which gave my novice self a fairly arduous experience!

B Webster ??/2018 Lead
Aquinn 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Elliot Quinn 05/Nov/17 2nd
with Adam
Ed Evans 06/May/17 AltLd O/S
Sam Marks 21/Jan/17 -

error, no doubt.

AliGilmour 15/Oct/16 -
with SUMC
Hidden 04/Sep/16 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Pete_Stewart 22/Jun/16 -
wilco88 29/May/16 Solo
Hidden 07/May/16 Solo O/S
Euan Henderson 06/May/16 Solo O/S
with gordon henderson, william henderson
william henderson 06/May/16 Solo O/S

Mistaken for curved ridge but good climb

with Gordon Henderson
Pete_Stewart 01/Nov/15 -

Accidentally did this instead of Curved Ridge. Good thing we did because the route is excellent! Pitched Hell's Wall and solo'd the rest, then joined onto Curved Ridge just in time for the best bit before summiting on Stob Dearg. Absolutely amazing weather, perhaps the best I've ever seen in the Highlands!

Hidden 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/15 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Solo
BPaske 15/Nov/14 Solo
Matt Amos 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S
chris smith 24/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Done this by mistake, meant to go up curved ridge. Done in very heavy rain.

David Cowley 24/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Pouring rain

Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd
nick everett 13/Sep/14 AltLd

Very enjoyable on an amazing day, 20 degrees and hardly a midge. Initial scrambling pretty solid. First wall (split by a curving groove) just Diff, though Nick took a stiff direct start. Second wall (my lead) was lovely - great rock, 4 good gear placements well spaced, would need damp/cold/wind to feel true Severe - certainly doesn't deserve name Hell's Wall! Third wall also great, briefly a tricky Diff (Nick's). Then soloed upper half of CurvedRidge, up and over Crowberry Tower, sunbathing on Stob Dearg summit, soloed down Curved Ridge which was oddly full of roped-up families.

with Nick Bailey
Hidden 27/Aug/14 AltLd
Rob N 24/Aug/14 Solo
keith hal 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Marcus
OMara81 ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
gav 29/Jun/14 Solo

Mistook this for Curved Ridge (don't follow strangers; they don't know where they're going either, even if it looks right in your book). Seemed a bit tougher in places than we were expecting; especially "hell's wall". Decided about half way up we were on the wrong ridge but decided to press on. Had a rope in the bag and it seemed within our capabilities. I offered the rope to Mark for the wall, thinking it was about severe. At this point he discovered the bypass gully. Oh well. Really good scramble, however; excellent even. Bit loose at the bottom but cleans up quickly.

with Mark
Kinge 19/Apr/14 Solo

Done by accident on way to Agag's Groove. Enjoyable

with Mike Lunn
Roberttaylor 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Climbed 'Hells Wall' part direct, didn't know there was a easier way round.

Rustyclimb ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Koon 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with LSCC
DougSt ??/2013 Lead
gurumed 30/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Did in boots and packs. Took pack off to do Hell's Wall pitch, down-climbed Diff chimney, then climbed chimney with pack.

with Mitch
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd
mikpen 09/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Mary Stewart
Relayer ?/Jun/12 -

Included 'severe' direct pitch.

Gazlynn 05/May/12 Solo
JamesRoddie 18/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Really enjoyable solo - good rock throughout and sustained interest. Brocken Spectres all over the place, lovely.

glaramara 01/Jul/11 -

Good mountaineering route with optional (Hard!) severe crux smoothly led by Tim. Shite gear and de facto an 18m solo. Bugger that.

with prof Tim
Hidden ??/2011 -
ewan i ??/2010 Solo
andy hunter 31/May/09 AltLd

lovely climb, lovely weather, good rock, nice pitches (wee bit broken in between), severe pitch led by AW - pleasantly awkward ! descended lower part of Curved ridge.

with Andy W
Hotcake ??/2009 AltLd

Scrambling Course

Timo Austino 24/Dec/08 Lead O/S

thought we were doin' curved ridge - bits even looked the same! the sunset could only have been better if we'd had a torch in and it wasn't nats' first mountain route!

with Nats
griggj 29/Jun/08 Solo O/S

partners choppered off

Nicholas Livesey 29/Jun/08 AltLd dnf

We thought we were on Curved Ridge and found a nasty pitch near the top. Jamie soloed it and said it was bold. Jim led it and took a nasty fall from the crux. Jamie cruised on to the summit of Stob Dearg and when we didn't return to the car he called mountain rescue. We tried to descend in torrential rain and got stuck. A helicopter came to get us off the hill. MRT told us that we were in fact on D Gully Buttress. All in all a scary but amazing experience.

with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
jdgaventa 07/Jun/08 AltLd

thought it was central buttress

with chris gribble
CurlyStevo ??/2008 Lead
Captain Solo 27/Sep/07 Solo

Took the severe variation

Hidden 22/Sep/07 Solo
dan gibson 20/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with brian
alan wilson ??/2007 -
Hidden 10/Sep/05 Solo O/S
arose ?/Jul/04 Solo
MJH ?/Mar/03 Solo

Mistakenly thought we were on Curved Ridge...never mind, a good day out.

with Terry/Pete/Cyrille
Bob M 11/Mar/00 Solo

almost summer conditions

with Jill Stevens
BRUCESTRAC ??/2000 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Jacob Ram 15/Sep/97 Solo
Iain Thow 11/Aug/87 Solo

Included Hell's Wall at severe. Also semi-winter ascent 14/12/88 with Nick Hunt, Steve Howe & Pascal ?

Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Lord of Starkness ?/May/83 Lead

In the wet, and heavy mist, we mistook this for Curved Ridge, and thought it a bit stiff and bold for a Moderate!

Davy Gunn ??/1982 AltLd
alan.rodger 15/Jun/81 2nd
with john walker, drew yule
The Reaper 18/Oct/80 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 02/Jun/79 Solo
with Chris Callow
Hidden 13/Aug/78 Lead
auldscotal ??/1977 Lead O/S
with Mark Plenderlieth/Paul Murton/Ben Cooper?
Peter Main 16/Sep/71 2nd
with Glencoe Mountaineering School
uphillnow ??/1964 Solo

climbed variously from 1964 whilst living in Onich

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