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

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morsg 13 Sep -
with morsy
with morsy
morsy 13 Sep -
with morsg
with morsg
Pina 10 Sep Solo Switched onto curved ridge at half height
Switched onto curved ridge at half height
Hidden 20 Jul AltLd
Colin McKerrell 12 Jul -
with Wire hex man
with Wire hex man
mowat27 7 Jul AltLd rpt
with Ani
with Ani
Ani 7 Jul AltLd
with mowat27
with mowat27
Brian Smith 84 8 Jun Solo O/S Glencoe Skyline training... May have been heading for Curved Ridge! ???? Nice climbing for most of it, very similar to CR, probably why it is mistaken so often! One small tricky step that I was able to bypass as I was soloing in fell running shoes!
Glencoe Skyline training... May have been heading for Curved Ridge! ???? Nice climbing for most of it, very similar to CR, probably why it is mistaken so often! One small tricky step that I was able to bypass as I was soloing in fell running shoes!
Brian Smith 84 8 Jun Solo Missed the start of Curved ridge during Skyline training!! Ran from Altnafeadh to Loch Achtriochtan.
Missed the start of Curved ridge during Skyline training!! Ran from Altnafeadh to Loch Achtriochtan.
Gavin McColl 30 Mar Solo O/S This route deserves at least 2 stars (I'd give it 3!) Started with plans to run the curved ridge and down the tourist track so no climbing equipment was taken. Made the common mistake of ascending D Gully Buttress. I knew early that I was off route but decided the climbing wasn't so bad so kept going and before I knew I was beyond down climbing anyway so had no choice! Just felt like a more exposed Curved Ridge! Was great fun, will be back to go for it again, this time intentionally. 2 hrs car-car.
This route deserves at least 2 stars (I'd give it 3!) Started with plans to run the curved ridge and down the tourist track so no climbing equipment was taken. Made the common mistake of ascending D Gully Buttress. I knew early that I was off route but decided the climbing wasn't so bad so kept going and before I knew I was beyond down climbing anyway so had no choice! Just felt like a more exposed Curved Ridge! Was great fun, will be back to go for it again, this time intentionally. 2 hrs car-car.
Hidden 2 Mar AltLd O/S
WhipperSnapper 2 Jan Lead
alastair maclean ?? AltLd
mowat27 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Ani
with Ani
Ani 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with mowat27
with mowat27
kirstypallas 31 May, 2018 Lead
JFT 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Fun mountaineering route. Took this weird tricky corner direct but went around hells wall. Dropped my rucksack from a belay went flying down the mountain!
with Chi chi
Fun mountaineering route. Took this weird tricky corner direct but went around hells wall. Dropped my rucksack from a belay went flying down the mountain!
with Chi chi
Ruaraidh 26 May, 2018 Solo O/S meant to go up curved ridge
meant to go up curved ridge
Subseaclimber 17 May, 2018 2nd
GhostHardware 17 May, 2018 Lead O/S Climbed in error thinking it wad curved ridge, which gave my novice self a fairly arduous experience!
Climbed in error thinking it wad curved ridge, which gave my novice self a fairly arduous experience!
B Webster ??, 2018 Lead
Aquinn 5 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Nov, 2017 2nd
Ed Evans 6 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 May, 2017 -
Sam Marks 21 Jan, 2017 - error, no doubt.
error, no doubt.
iainJ 21 Jan, 2017 - Largely summer conditions, but covered in verglass. Meant to do curved ridge
with kempy7
Largely summer conditions, but covered in verglass. Meant to do curved ridge
with kempy7
kempy7 21 Jan, 2017 -
with iainJ
with iainJ
AliGilmour 15 Oct, 2016 -
with SUMC
with SUMC
Hidden 4 Sep, 2016 Solo
Hidden 8 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Pete_Stewart 22 Jun, 2016 -
wilco88 29 May, 2016 Solo
Hidden 7 May, 2016 Solo O/S
Euan Henderson 6 May, 2016 Solo O/S
with gordon henderson, william henderson
with gordon henderson, william henderson
william henderson 6 May, 2016 Solo O/S Mistaken for curved ridge but good climb
with Gordon Henderson
Mistaken for curved ridge but good climb
with Gordon Henderson
Pete_Stewart 1 Nov, 2015 - 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!
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, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 -
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
Liam Watson ??, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 Solo
BPaske 15 Nov, 2014 Solo
Matt Amos 15 Nov, 2014 Solo O/S
chris smith 24 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Done this by mistake, meant to go up curved ridge. Done in very heavy rain.
Done this by mistake, meant to go up curved ridge. Done in very heavy rain.
David Cowley 24 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Pouring rain
Pouring rain
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 AltLd
nick everett 13 Sep, 2014 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
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, 2014 AltLd
Rob N 24 Aug, 2014 Solo
keith hal 5 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Marcus
with Marcus
OMara81 ?Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
gav 29 Jun, 2014 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
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, 2014 Solo Done by accident on way to Agag's Groove. Enjoyable
with Mike Lunn
Done by accident on way to Agag's Groove. Enjoyable
with Mike Lunn
Roberttaylor 19 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S Climbed 'Hells Wall' part direct, didn't know there was a easier way round.
Climbed 'Hells Wall' part direct, didn't know there was a easier way round.
Rustyclimb ?Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
Koon 27 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with LSCC
with LSCC
DougSt ??, 2013 Lead
gurumed 30 Aug, 2012 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
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 9 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd
mikpen 9 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with Mary Stewart
with Mary Stewart
Relayer ?Jun, 2012 - Included 'severe' direct pitch.
Included 'severe' direct pitch.
Gazlynn 5 May, 2012 Solo
JamesRoddie 18 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S Really enjoyable solo - good rock throughout and sustained interest. Brocken Spectres all over the place, lovely.
Really enjoyable solo - good rock throughout and sustained interest. Brocken Spectres all over the place, lovely.
glaramara 1 Jul, 2011 - 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
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
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
ewan i ??, 2010 Solo
andy hunter 31 May, 2009 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
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
Scrambling Course
Timo Austino 24 Dec, 2008 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
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, 2008 Solo O/S partners choppered off
partners choppered off
Nicholas Livesey 29 Jun, 2008 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
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 7 Jun, 2008 AltLd thought it was central buttress
with chris gribble
thought it was central buttress
with chris gribble
CurlyStevo ??, 2008 Lead
Captain Solo 27 Sep, 2007 Solo Took the severe variation
Took the severe variation
Hidden 22 Sep, 2007 Solo
dan gibson 20 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with brian
with brian
alan wilson ??, 2007 -
Hidden 10 Sep, 2005 Solo O/S
arose ?Jul, 2004 Solo
MJH ?Mar, 2003 Solo Mistakenly thought we were on Curved Ridge...never mind, a good day out.
with Terry/Pete/Cyrille
Mistakenly thought we were on Curved Ridge...never mind, a good day out.
with Terry/Pete/Cyrille
Bob M 11 Mar, 2000 Solo almost summer conditions
with Jill Stevens
almost summer conditions
with Jill Stevens
BRUCESTRAC ??, 2000 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Jacob Ram 15 Sep, 1997 Solo
Iain Thow 11 Aug, 1987 Solo Included Hell's Wall at severe. Also semi-winter ascent 14/12/88 with Nick Hunt, Steve Howe & Pascal ?
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, 1983 Lead In the wet, and heavy mist, we mistook this for Curved Ridge, and thought it a bit stiff and bold for a Moderate!
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, 1981 2nd
with john walker, drew yule
with john walker, drew yule
The Reaper 18 Oct, 1980 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 2 Jun, 1979 Solo
with Chris Callow
with Chris Callow
Hidden 13 Aug, 1978 Lead
auldscotal ??, 1977 Lead O/S
with Mark Plenderlieth/Paul Murton/Ben Cooper?
with Mark Plenderlieth/Paul Murton/Ben Cooper?
Peter Main 16 Sep, 1971 2nd
with Glencoe Mountaineering School
with Glencoe Mountaineering School
uphillnow ??, 1964 Solo climbed variously from 1964 whilst living in Onich
climbed variously from 1964 whilst living in Onich
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