Some consider this the hardest part of the Cuillin traverse, particularly in the wet. From the bottom of the gap, climb the north side via a large block and corner to a break on the left side at 30 feet. Continue straight up, passing a bulge on either side, to easier ground.

paulh.0776 26/Sep/17 -
with Paddy , Hmc Craig
Camric 16/Sep/17 2nd
bwestwood 15/Sep/17 -

As part of ridge traverse-wet, approach shoes and bag.

slowmotion 12/Aug/17 2nd
Stroppy 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
mountainremedy 09/Aug/17 TR O/S

As part of ridge traverse attempt. HS in the rockfax mini guide, feels appropriate grade. A real struggle in B2s and big pack. Got boot stuck in the crack and had to unlace it and take my foot out to get it out ????

Baggie 22/Jul/17 Lead
JEdmunds ?/Jul/17 2nd
AlexxelA 31/May/17 Lead O/S

Did it in the wet, but with rock shoes, intimidating but not too bad really.

gav 28/May/17 Lead β

On traverse. Wasted a few minutes at the crux, but in the end brute force and ignorance won out.

with Miles
Hidden 28/May/17 Lead
Ed.Laver 28/May/17 Lead O/S

As part of Cullin Ridge. Easier than expected, most of my gear fell out but not a problem. Hauled bags to 2/3 way rest.

with Guy
guy_impey 28/May/17 2nd
Ian Hinkins 26/May/17 Lead
with Cath
IainMay 10/May/17 Lead O/S


with Andy Gill
Hidden 08/May/17 Lead
mattx1123 07/May/17 2nd

pretty tough in boots & bag

Darrell Read 07/May/17 Lead rpt

As part of ridge traverse. Climbed in rock shoes and hauled bag up first half of route.

Elsier 06/May/17 2nd

In trainers as part of ridge traverse, looked much easier in boots, or something better suited to foot jamming. An old fashioned struggle!

with Adrian
Matt Harmon 06/May/17 Lead O/S

as part of ridge traverse, easier than expected

Sarah Roscoe 06/May/17 2nd
joermann 03/May/17 2nd
Hidden 02/May/17 2nd
Hidden 02/May/17 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 02/May/17 Solo O/S

As part of the ridge traverse

pas ??/2017 -

Cuillens ridge

with John Taylor
Hidden 10/Oct/16 2nd rpt
annep11 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Ivan, Josh
Brian Pollock 01/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Ridge traverse

Pina 01/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Brian Pollock, Martin
CaelanB 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S

easier than it looks

with Sean Chu, Scott Berry, Neil Davies
ned_85 28/Aug/16 2nd
mark-abz 25/Aug/16 Lead
with Alex
Hidden 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
George Frisby 17/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 17/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Overtaken by a bloke soloing in Salomon S-Lab shoes who liked to smile. A lot.

steve_gibbs 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with George Frisby, Alex Rhodes
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/16 TR O/S
Zoe Cockburn 09/Jun/16 2nd

would probably haul bags next time

Master Chief 07/Jun/16 Lead
with Jeremy
ajsburns 01/Jun/16 Lead rpt

My lead on traverse - much quicker & less fuss than on recce despite pulling a piece of my gear out

with Will, Chris
Hidden 01/Jun/16 2nd
cacheson 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Hardest of the climbs on the ridge traverse

with Harry Carstairs
karly54 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Wardleworth, Mick Casey, Aidy Hogg, Dave Hirst
Hidden 30/May/16 2nd O/S
ajsburns 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Recce for traverse, quite a memorable lead in hiking boots & big pack - especially for Chris belaying me!

with Chris
mikelaing 30/May/16 Solo
Hidden 30/May/16 2nd
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead O/S
James Moyle 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Was expecting it to be harder as Rockfax claims it as HS. Be careful not to pull your gear out with your rucksack...

with D. Murphy
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead
Fiona Reid 28/May/16 Lead O/S

As part of our 5 Munro day. Glad it was dry. It might be quite exciting in the wet!

with Mike
farmus21 28/May/16 2nd

As part of the Traverse.

with Sam Radcliffe
samrad 28/May/16 Lead

As part of the traverse. felt easier this time with approach shoes on rather than running shoes.

with james G
Mike-W-99 28/May/16 2nd
with Fiona
Tony Ryland 28/May/16 2nd
with Emma Spencer
abbeywall 24/May/16 Lead O/S

After Grand Diedre and then onto Sgurr Alasdair

with K
TJMGray 24/May/16 2nd

Impressive effort by sam finishing blind, after dropping headtorch. We all learn some time what the tabs on a helmet are for, beyond aesthetics....

with Tom Fitzpatrick, Sam shilliday , Ben Simmons
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead O/S
JohnBotham 14/May/16 2nd
Roger Cruse 14/May/16 2nd O/S
with Kris
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead
Pina 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Ryan, Pete
danimal88 13/May/16 Lead O/S

excellent value struggle. will add more accoutrements to outside of rucksack next time for even greater time in the ring

with Alex Dalton
Kevin Woods 11/May/16 Lead rpt
with Adrian
Craig Holden 10/May/16 2nd O/S
kirstypallas 10/May/16 Lead
Manix 10/May/16 2nd
Liam Ingram 10/May/16 Lead O/S
with Mark Nixon, Craig Holden, Jake Dowell
Hidden ?/May/16 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
planetmarshall 17/Oct/15 Solo O/S

On sight in trainers as part of ridge attempt. Dry, solid, very enjoyable.

Hidden 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/15 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Jul/15 2nd
Kevin Woods 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Superb! Dry. Trainer-wedge in the back of the crack.

with Adrian
John 'B' Hutchinson 03/Jul/15 Lead β

During full ridge traverse

with Chris Hutchinson
arose 22/Jun/15 Lead

Didnt know this was now considered Severe! Whatever it is its hard in trainers in the wet!

with Justin Russel
Marq 22/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Ridge attempt

with Dave Clark
KevB 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Malcolm M
Hidden 14/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead O/S
Rockafella 20/May/15 Lead dog

Climbed at 6am on a damp day. Felt happy as anything smugly bridged just alongside the ledge to avoid that dirty crack. No hands needed, I calmly rearranged a sling then 'pop!' I find myself upside down at the out for the polish in the wet! Luckily the adrenaline got me back to the top in a jiffy.

DundeeDave 14/May/15 2nd
Becks87 09/May/15 2nd O/S

Both found this pretty difficult. The chunky walking boots, rucksack and grimey rock probably didn't help, but it felt a lot harder than the given grade. Slowed an attempt at the full traverse down considerably, but would not be up for soloing it either!

atom 09/May/15 Lead O/S

Felt a lot harder than VDif to me as I was wearing hiking boots and a full rucksack. Rock was damp and very polished, not a good combination and climbing shoes recommended strongly. Good thread protection round a chockstone but wrong size nut fell out as I squirmed and body jammed my way up to the double arm bar rest in the first break. Rest of the climb was easier from here with better protection. Makes me feel sick to imagine soloing it. Will avoid and go across the top of Coire a’ Ghrunnda and traverse Sgurr Alasdair on our next attempt of the full traverse as this climb slowed us down massively.

Peter87 ??/2015 Lead

In walking boots

Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
Yourlead 14/Sep/14 TR

Happily minding my own business on the ridge and was going to by pass the TD Gap, but thanks to Grigor, Alan & Doug I was invited to join their rope to ascend the TD Gap - thanks lads, made my day I can e-mail pictures if you contact me through the site.

Hidden 12/Sep/14 -
Hidden 12/Sep/14 -
seanhendo123 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Hard work but good fun

alex toomey 27/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Bry 26/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Ste Ridd ?/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
cjohn62 24/Jul/14 Lead
with andy
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Avinash Aujayeb 07/Jul/14 2nd
HP9 ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Slightly polished

with Avi
Hidden 28/Jun/14 -
Chuck 28/Jun/14 2nd
with Chris Hutchinson
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
SarahA 16/Jun/14 2nd
with Duncan Livesey, Simon Smith, mmason1, Luke Cullum
lcullum7 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/14 2nd
RyanOsborne 04/Jun/14 Lead O/S
rwight 31/May/14 2nd

During traverse

with Alex M
SWalls 30/May/14 Lead

As part of traverse

charvey 28/May/14 Lead O/S
Jenny Hall 27/May/14 2nd O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 27/May/14 Lead

Sunny & dry - led in innov8 fell shoes as recce for ridge traverse - not as bad as I remember or I've improved.

with Jenny
DaveThexton 24/May/14 Lead O/S
with Heather Thexton
csd23 14/May/14 2nd
with Pete hutchings, Tim Miller
farmus21 23/Apr/14 Lead
with Sam Radcliffe
Hidden ??/2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/13 2nd
Martin Davies 13/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Elkin
markusj 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Mike led TD Gap. Janis and I seconded. Quite a grunt with bags on to reach the horizontal break on the left. Good old boots/body jam to stick to crack and reach hold - then haul away!

with Mike Lates, Janis Russell
Adamski1986 24/Aug/13 Lead

hard for VD, felt more like HS

with Stewart Webb, John Walker
Brendan 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jamie and Andy
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead
joermann 07/Jul/13 Lead
Matt Marsh 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Mark Pearce, Joe Mann
Mr. K 08/Jun/13 2nd
masa-alpin 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

During Cullin Ridge Traverse attempt (South to North).

with Kyle
Jon_dL 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
allyrocke 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Andy Hewison 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Freezing cold, couldn't feel fingers, bags were kindly hauled by guys ahead of us. Good body jam to get ledge, that's the crux and after that its straight forward climbing. In situ cam helps.

with Steve T
Roberttaylor ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S

In trainers on abortive ridge attempt.

A Crook 30/May/13 2nd O/S
NeilGriffiths 30/May/13 Lead

Great little pitch.

with Dom, Simon Frost, Adam
johnnyhobo 28/May/13 2nd dog

Hardest climb to date thanks to climbing with a rucksack on my back and the belay position was lovely too ;)

with Colin Baker
colinkeb 28/May/13 Lead
with john presley
steve7734 20/May/13 Lead β
romatou18 20/May/13 2nd
adam clarke 19/May/13 Lead β
with James Hulme
Ollie B 03/Apr/13 Lead O/S

On a traverse attempt. Felt hard with pack and winter kit on. Dropped an axe.. ending the traverse plan.

with T.Ripley
cbeard 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Soaked! Water running down it. Proper old boot jamming. Probably V Diff if used to the style, though for rock climbers used to modern gear I'd say a fair S/HS

Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Solo
musgravet 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Olly P
Hidden 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 12/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Andrew Turner, Alan Turner, Ian Clifford
cliffy 12/Jul/12 Lead
Clay C 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S

As part of ridge traverse. Wet and slimy, but didn't feel too hard. Probably feels a lot worse with a bag on - we hauled ours.

with Dave
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
ClimbingGlen 28/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Slippy, Wet, Polished. Harder than V.Diff. Body Jams are good!

jandyd05 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jason Greaves
Andy Moles 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Greg Cain
Hidden 29/May/12 Lead O/S
Tom Baird 29/May/12 Lead O/S
codgio 29/May/12 2nd O/S

After feeling a bit precarious and unbalanced (thanks partially to my rucksack), managed to grab the nice positive ledge and heaved myself up with very little elegance.

Hidden 24/May/12 Lead O/S
David Stevens 21/May/12 AltLd
radioshed 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with dave s
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead
danex ??/2012 2nd
terrymccall 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with steven mccall
Rampikino 23/Aug/11 Lead

As part of a failed attempt at the ridge, or if you want another view - a part traverse of the ridge - 3rd part to follow. Quite tricky for VDiff!

with Cat
smcw 27/Jul/11 -
with rmc
Duncan Beard 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

This is definitely Severe and quite tough at that, probably should be HS 4a or even 4b. My partner did not enjoy or complete it. One star for the challenge!

Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead
nick ferro 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 ?/Jul/11 -
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead O/S
Dan_Staff 27/Apr/11 2nd
Darrell Read 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Jon Rogerson, Dan Staff, Oliver Mentz, Simon Hall
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
manwithacam 25/Apr/11 -

Agree with HS in the dry. Quite exciting

with Sarah
mikelaing ?/Sep/10 Lead
with Dan Priddy, Al Wedge, Mike Jarmain, Paul Kelsall, Sally Wrigley
Hidden 15/Aug/10 TR
cas smerdon 15/Aug/10 TR

Was struggling to pull up to horizontal break when someone dropped a screwgate on the end of a rope. There is a god!

with Mark S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 -
tallthinmonkey 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Josh Plant
Smelly Fox 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Lead in big boots on an attempt of the full traverse.

with Andy MacPherson, Gus MacPherson
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
R_W_M 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Eleri
johannes 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mikemartin 18/Jun/10 Solo
Will Hunt 10/Jun/10 Lead rpt
matt_ringrose 08/Jun/10 -
with Will Hunt
prwalker 06/Jun/10 Lead
with Sean Crombie, Tabea Fiecher
JdotP 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tom HS
THardSevere 06/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with john proctor
gazb 31/May/10 2nd
Liam Martin 31/May/10 Lead O/S
guyscott 29/May/10 2nd O/S

Wet conditions and walking boots made for a pretty nervy time on this one.

with Klas
andyfeds 26/May/10 2nd dnf

Arrived late after some good long scrambling. It started snowing. Had a good look but didn't even try!

with Pierre
Hidden ?/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
MaxR 09/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Toby
tobyk 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S

feckin' scary!!

vvanhinsbergh 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Down and up

Hidden 10/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/09 2nd O/S
tomhull 01/Jun/09 Lead
Fergus Cuthill ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with CalumC
SWalls 17/May/09 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/08 Lead
DavPk 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Catherine Pearks
jack_eadie ?/Jul/08 2nd
mikemartin ?/Jul/08 Lead

Found it a bit tricky for a v diff.

kdlauder 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S

A good route which looked unlikely at the grade prior to the abseil into the gap but once at its base seemed a lot less challenging. Holds smooth but gear good.

with Andy H
freemanTom ?/Jun/08 2nd
size9hex ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Not as awful as it looked from below. Climbed with boots and backpack, thus ligitimising the use of a runner for a hand swap.

Will Hunt 30/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie Goodwin
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
Mike Turner 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Keith Fisher
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead
HIGHTOWER 14/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Rusty, Chris Fawcett
Hidden ?/Jul/07 2nd
default_slipper 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S

smooth as a polished table- reach in the crack for holds

with tom sparkes
sparkoclimb ?/Jun/07 Lead
GiveHerHelen 28/May/07 2nd dog
Captain Solo 04/May/07 Solo rpt

Part of traverse

AndyL ?/May/07 2nd

very polished!!!

with dad
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd
HIGHTOWER ?/Sep/06 2nd
with Ben C
Andrew Sloan 16/Jul/06 Lead rpt

I would give this pitch VS5a.

with Steve Grove
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
steven ?/May/06 Lead
with Rob Hunt
Hidden 24/May/05 Lead O/S
Jonny M ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Phil Whitehurst
Captain Solo 25/Jun/04 Lead
with Karen
Zoomer 22/Jun/04 Lead

In the rain, getting dark, in big boots....shitting myself!

with Hiedi Sparks
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead
cpoad 26/May/04 Lead O/S
with Neil C
JRClay100 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with D Haigh
JRClay100 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with D Haigh
Hidden 22/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/02 2nd
rlrs ?/May/02 2nd
Antony Mariani ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with rlrs
rlrs ?/May/02 2nd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/01 Solo

At least S, maybe harder!

Hidden ?/May/00 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 2nd O/S

fuck hard in the blizzard conditions.

with Keith
ndm 31/May/99 Lead
butteredfrog ??/1998 -
Hidden 18/Aug/97 2nd O/S
Richard Weller ?/May/94 -
with David Gaskell
Gordon Stainforth 23/Sep/93 2nd
with Bill Kemball
roncaves 02/Jun/93 -
with Jonathan Reid
99bolivar ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Nick Sutton
ndm ?/Jul/89 2nd

ridge attempt after bivvi with James and Dad

Pete Pozman ?/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
with Sue Hartley, John Byrne
petemeads ?/Sep/87 -

Climbed during recce for Cuillin ridge attempt, and during the failed attempt that followed...

Neil Henderson ??/1986 -
Hidden 31/Jul/84 Lead O/S
paul59 30/May/83 2nd
with Paul Kirk
John Brayshaw 15/Aug/81 2nd O/S
with Shaun
RichardMc 02/Jun/77 -
with Dave Langmead
John Stenhouse ?/Apr/74 AltLd

Wonderful sunny Skye day.

with Charlie Stenhouse
Derek Ryden ?/Jul/73 Lead O/S
with Colin Morrison
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