No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

graemew ??/2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
davkeo 18/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Shitty weather. Freezing level at base of the climb. Noticible difference in the ice today. Softer but really nice to climb. Quiet day on the mountain.

Hidden 13/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
67hours 13/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and 3. Bit thin on the second pitch. Nervy (for Ross on lead).

charleybaby5287 09/Apr/16 2nd
robgixer 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Good ice in places, thin detached ice on the crux and a bit steep for tech4. Big soft cornice made for a scary finish but managed to cut a slot through the smallest part.

with Charley
Hidden ?/Apr/16 -
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S
martinbettridge06 23/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
guitarshane 23/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Alfie Maun 22/Mar/16 AltLd
with Joe Fisher
Col Kingshott 21/Mar/16 Lead

Rained from start of route to summit. Ice okay, some cruddy bits. Seemed to be thawing.

Andy Hewison 19/Mar/16 AltLd

Combination of good plastic water ice and some real cruddy stuff especially on p2. Started dripping later on. Amazing day.

with Drew Connelly
Hidden 17/Mar/16 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/16 AltLd
Jake Young 01/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Led Pitch 3 by accident, was supposed to be on Good Friday Climb but ended going up the final pitch of this. only just had enough rope going through the cornice. bomber ice. no ice screws, pretty steep. nice topping out on the summit, i looked like an icicle.

with Jem
Hidden ??/2016 -
benclimbing 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

Great route but short. I led 1st pitch (60m on rope stretch) and Al got 2nd pitch (moved together for a few metres). Ice felt worryingly detached but it is very late season! Great ice for screws and certainly steep enough to warrant V,5 today

with Al Todd
Hidden 09/May/15 AltLd O/S
Webster 09/May/15 AltLd O/S

fantastic! end of the first pitch and start of the second pitch pretty steep for tech 4, and pro not all that good for whole second (crux) pitch. involved and exciting climbing the entire way

Andy Hewison 11/Apr/15 AltLd

Good climb, ice still good, steep rising traverse on 2nd pitch was good.

with Drew Connelly
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo
1202alarm 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Great route, over very quickly though

with Jamie Evans
chrisallan 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
team fat belly 04/Apr/15 -

Probably 5 in the conditions we found it in today. The ice was OK and the pro was there but there was a slushy crud around that you had to negotiate as well. Could do with a refreeze.

with Chris
Hidden 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
jamieevans ?/Apr/15 AltLd
olekemi 28/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches. A very fine route, on a not-so-fine day.

with Colin D
Colin Dyer 28/Mar/15 AltLd

Great route with excellent sticky ice throughout. Originally went to climb psycadellic wall but opted for this instead in the poor visibility and dodgy approach. Pitch 2 very sustained but never very hard.

with Ole
kirstypallas 25/Mar/15 2nd
Captain Solo 24/Mar/15 Solo

Great fun but only really IV,4

Timothy Miller 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/15 AltLd
arose 17/Mar/15 AltLd

Great middle pitch

joesmith 17/Mar/15 AltLd

Awesome route. Ice in great nick. Ali led the main of the steeper ground

Hidden 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
alexmcmillan 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 2. Topped out before 11 into brilliant sunshine.

Hoyes 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Excellent conditions. Led the plumb second pitch – although the first pitch was great too. Spectacular views out over observatory gully, gardyloo buttress and tower ridge.

with Matt B
cacheson 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Alex led pitches 1 and 2, I led the easy 3rd pitch and didn't quite have enough rope to top out... Bucket seat and through lead to the top

Anna_wells 15/Mar/15 AltLd
Lumbering Oaf 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3. P1 shortish ice pitch. P2 a long ice pitch. P3 a chossy snow slope with little pro. P4 exited rightward gully next to buttress.

peter neden 14/Mar/15 Lead
Grezza 14/Mar/15 Lead

Plus direct start below (which was hardest part)

with Paul E
MSchobitz 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches, I led the steeper p2. Amazingly fun!

alex toomey 14/Mar/15 Lead
HarryNewmark 14/Mar/15 2nd
with Alex Toomey, Jake Dowell
Harry Holmes 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

led P1 and top section, Awesome route

with Micki
gripped01 10/Mar/15 Lead
with Dan Graves
Hidden 08/Mar/15 AltLd
planetmarshall 08/Mar/15 AltLd

Took the first and third pitch. 1st pitch very sparsely protected and mushy ice after the previous day's thaw. Would have enjoyed it more if it had had the benefit of a harder freeze.

with Suzana
ollie1 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with alex shipp
ollie1 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with alex shipp
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
cottoneye ??/2014 -
crowberry gully 26/Apr/13 -

Heavy snow in Observatory Gully, good ice on the route

luckyjim 21/Apr/13 AltLd

Good snow/ice for climbing..... not so great for taking ice screws though!

with D Helm
mjsmith1973 19/Apr/13 2nd
with Mick Howie, Ken Applegate
Ken Applegate 19/Apr/13 Lead

Day of work. Great route, and in good condition. Cornice was vertical yet solid.

with Mick, Mick
dan doran 05/Apr/13 AltLd
with konacol
Colin Mcgregor 04/Apr/13 AltLd

Perfect ice and weather!

with Danny Doran
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead
climber34neil 12/Mar/13 -
Jack00 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Olly
ollyroberts 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 and short one up last gully and cornice.

with Jack
Andy Hewison 06/Mar/13 2nd dnf

Did two approach pitches then binned it due to conditions and fatigue!!!

with Pete Jackson, Mark Chadwick
Ben Sharp 02/Mar/13 AltLd
machars 02/Mar/13 AltLd
scottie390 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
dav_713 01/Mar/13 -
with Davie Scott
The old James turnbull ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with aiden
John Kettle 28/Feb/13 Lead


Hidden 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
geoff b 12/Feb/13 Lead

A long day out but a brilliant route which I'd wanted to do for a long time. A long (60m) P2 got over the main difficulties.

with Dr. Nick
johniebriggs ?/Feb/13 AltLd
with Kat M
rufus.duits 10/Mar/12 Solo

A little thin and melting fast, but enough ice. Should be still OK tomorrow.

Tim Sparrow 14/Feb/12 -
with Ned
nniff 14/Feb/12 -
jamiefoxen 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

P1,3,4. cruddy snow ice made feet placements difficult and huge amounts of falling ice from party above. Better ice underneath crud.

with bob foster
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
guy757 28/Jan/12 Lead
Clevelandclimber 28/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd
vaughany 24/Jan/12 AltLd
with mark patterson
mark88 24/Jan/12 Lead
with Alex Vaughan
Luke Brooks 12/Jan/12 AltLd
with Konrad Doyle
abbeywall 27/Mar/11 AltLd

great conditions

with K, FM
Big Lee 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Ice a little on the brittle side but easy to protect. Worth it for the belay on the summit cairn.

bob johnson 07/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Donald King, Al Borrett
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Great route.

Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
rob1 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
niallk 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Lead p2 at 50m managing to hog all the decent climbing, and also the top-out.

with Drew Connelly
jamesh 05/Mar/11 2nd
with Jim Unwin
Hidden 02/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
AB1965 ?/Mar/11 -
Adam Booth 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

With only one ice axe for the last 10 meters!

masa-alpin 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

I lead P1, P2+P3, Luke lead (P3+)P4. In condition. The quality of ice was not great and very few screws were trustable. The spindrift was horrendous... Topping out directly to the summit is a good feeling!

with P Luke
lucasp 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Did in 3 pitches (60m ropes needed for this). Masa 1 and 2 me 3. When the mist briefly cleared on the second belay I found myself in one of the most spectacular positions I've ever been in.

with masa
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Conan 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Another superb route. Pity it wasn't a bit longer. Ice was in pefect nick all the way to the scary cornice. Led the 1st and last pitch. Belayed from the trig point as well then had lunch sunbathing on the summit. Shame about the muppet on "Riders on the Storm"

with Philippa Reader, Loz
Hidden 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
keith leonard ??/2010 AltLd dnf
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
HimTiggins 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Hidden 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/09 AltLd
Chris Dickinson 20/Mar/09 AltLd
gripped01 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Si Moore
gregor ?/Mar/09 -
Jamie B ?/Mar/09 AltLd

More like IV,4 in late-season nick.

with Rich Parker
J1PEF ?/Mar/09 AltLd
Ken Applegate 20/Feb/09 AltLd

Led pitch 2, which was a fantastic ice pitch!

with Dave Kirby
John Kettle 21/Apr/08 AltLd
mgg 25/Mar/08 2nd
morsy 16/Mar/08 AltLd
with gerhard mors
simon_D 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Very reachy moves but all within the grasp!

with Neil Silver
Charlie wp Hill ??/2008 AltLd
stokesrees 07/Apr/07 AltLd
with Joe Nunn
tebs 03/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Right Hand Variation V5

with Dunc
SWalls 03/Apr/07 AltLd
with Andy Ruck, Helen
decs 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Did right-hand variation

with Bart
Alec 31/Mar/07 AltLd
with John and Pete
gaz.marshall 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Steev
steev 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Gaz
jamestheyip 25/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
reg_measures 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S

We climbed the Right Hand Variation at about 5 V

with claire salter
Hidden 09/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
lberry ?/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ??/2007 -
bandersnatch ?/Mar/06 Lead
mike.moss ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Ben Williams
Hidden 20/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
sgl 20/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 03/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
charlesmfrench 06/May/02 AltLd O/S


with Mark Vandome
Mark Stevenson 27/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Kev Edwards
Gudge ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
pauldrew ??/2002 AltLd
with Crag Jones
theflyingpaddy ?/Mar/00 2nd
with David Kerr
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Dave Almond ??/1999 AltLd
Hidden 26/Feb/98 AltLd
roncaves 22/Apr/95 AltLd
with James Thomas
Hidden 25/Feb/95 Lead
Grezza ??/1993 Lead
with JuJu
Hidden 20/Feb/87 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/87 Solo
GaryK ?/Jan/87 AltLd O/S
with Mark Thompson
Lone Rider ?/Jan/83 Solo O/S
59 users have this on their wishlist
High VI
Mid VI
Low VI
High V
Mid V
Low V
High IV
Mid IV
Low IV
Votes cast 48
High 5
Mid 5
Low 5
High 4
Mid 4
Low 4
High 3
Mid 3
Low 3
Votes cast 49
Votes cast 39
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set