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gurumed 07/Jan Lead rpt
with Colin
boyson 06/Jan 2nd
yodadave 02/Jan AltLd
her_t6 16/Dec/17 Lead rpt
with Emma
Hidden 16/Dec/17 Solo
Rooney90 16/Dec/17 2nd
btiller87 10/Dec/17 AltLd O/S
Busby 09/Dec/17 Lead O/S
MSharkOne 09/Dec/17 Lead

Led this in three pitches. Although a winter grade II as per the guidebook, this was certainly of a grade III route given the conditions. Light dusting of dry, unbonded snow, turf mainly unfrozen in the sheltered areas (although turf exposed to the elements was sufficiently frozen about 300m), provided little to get the tools into, and most of the rock is just debris. First pitch through the cave provided a nice two move problem before gaining the turf up top. Second pitch culminated with a very awkward move, and use of the insitu 'tat' to gain the ledge. Third pitch and a run out right to finish. Advice would be to save this till the conditions are right if you're not a confident and competent climber.

morpcat 09/Dec/17 2nd

Thanks to fella who let me tie into his rope for the tricky step

Maxbone 24/Mar/17 AltLd
JamesSanders 24/Mar/17 AltLd

Scraping the barrell with the last of the snow

Andrew Holden 12/Feb/17 Solo
Aquinn 14/Jan/17 2nd

roped up at second step

with Jim
JFT 14/Jan/17 Solo O/S

Soft and deep snow, some turf frozen; some not. First rock we went under the chockstone to get up. Second involved a lot of digging to uncover the rock and find some feet!

Aquinn 20/Nov/16 Lead dnf

Not in

with Elliot
Jude 08/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Second winter route. The lower rock step was the hardest, and most fun, bit of the route.

with Connor
grady_9 08/Mar/16 Lead O/S
nigel_ev 06/Mar/16 Solo
johannes 05/Mar/16 Solo rpt

Descent. Thanks to whoever made the steps. Sadly, the chockstone seems to have gone.

Hidden 28/Feb/16 -
JWTM 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 28/Feb/16 -

Thin at the start, made it quite tricky. An object lesson in how not to move together - Carmen went first, and I had all the gear, so we just soloed with a rope.

with Carmen
gman2012 28/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Manix 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S

The two rock steps provided some interest, the ice was crud, but turf still frozen.

EuanM 27/Feb/16 Lead

Wet soft snow

her_t6 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
buzby78 15/Feb/16 Solo
with Ali C
neeza 14/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden 03/Feb/16 AltLd
neeza 21/Jan/16 Solo
franksnb 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Paul Figg 16/Jan/16 -

Used as decsent

with Lawrence Monckton
Hidden 16/Jan/16 AltLd
gjd 15/Jan/16 AltLd
with Cathel
Zoomer 14/Jan/16 Lead O/S

In good nick but some deep powder on approach.

liamando 30/Nov/15 2nd O/S

Very powdery, Turf not frozen but damn was it nice to be out of Glasgow and forget about impending exams

Robertgiddy 30/Nov/15 AltLd

Backed off 5m up Maclay's Crack because the turf was unfrozen, so did this instead. Found a through route under a chockstone to pass the first crux. There is a lot of fresh snow in the corrie at the moment which is probably why the turf was still unfrozen.

Hidden 30/Nov/15 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 08/Feb/15 -
Webster 08/Feb/15 Solo

fairly soft snow but turf still well frozen

PPP 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Basically short-roped (seconded) whole route and seconded the crux.

Hidden 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
gurumed 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Graham, The Guv
Carol Goodall 07/Feb/15 Solo
with Libby Southgate, Euan Strachan
stewart100 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Gordon
Stewart B 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Julia Brown
gman2012 05/Feb/15 Solo
Willismorris 04/Feb/15 Solo rpt

night time solo to get out before work at 10am!!

Hidden 03/Feb/15 Solo
picasso 03/Feb/15 Solo

Billy and Fraser

OZZY1962 01/Feb/15 AltLd
Palomino1hills 01/Feb/15 Lead

Alpine conditions sunshine, no wind climbed after Chockstone. Good frozen turf where you need it.

with Geoff
libby.southgate ?/Feb/15 Solo
with Carol Goodall, Euan Strachan
ozzy 31/Jan/15 AltLd
boyson 26/Jan/15 Solo
gman2012 22/Jan/15 Solo
Drew M 18/Jan/15 Solo
graemecw 30/Dec/14 2nd

Not in condition! Still clambered up but protected a couple of thin sections. Otherwise soloed.

bigrik30 30/Dec/14 Lead
DMac1710 29/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo
Willismorris 27/Dec/14 Lead rpt

Took my two brother in laws up this for they're first winter climb, lovely Neve, but the cruxes not banked out yet so slight tricky mixed climbing on these! Amazing weather, brilliant day!

morpcat 27/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 20/Dec/14 2nd
010paw 20/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

First winter route of the year bagged. Was a very good climb. Probably still a bit mild for it though. No frozen turf or snow! Was in good early season mixed condition with lots of gear available. But if you were only leading II you would have got shock I think, i felt like III in current condition. Calum completed first pitch and opted for the option through the hole and into the small cave. I enjoyed the tricky middle moves and took the right hand fork close to the top as it looked more of an interesting few moves to finish. All in a nice situation and good enough route!!

with calum mcphee, Andy Watt
olekemi 02/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 28/Feb/14 AltLd

Consolation route, buttresses not frozen.

with Ferdia
ferdia 28/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

warmer than forecast so ended up on this. good to do something anyway.

Nibs 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Dave
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Solo
Jeavsy 08/Feb/14 2nd

First day of week in Scotland. On way up to Fort William stopped off to fit a route in. Turf not yet frozen and hence first step was more awkward than anticipated! Otherwise a very pleasant climb.

with Matt Swannell
calumhicks 07/Feb/14 Solo O/S
c357 04/Feb/14 2nd O/S
swmackey 04/Feb/14 AltLd
with Chris Cookson
Hidden 30/Jan/14 Solo
dan-8990 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Colin Dyer ??/2014 Solo
robblowen 06/Dec/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo
aldo56 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

A bit bare; powdery snow with the boulders bare. II seems a bit harsh in those conditions.

wheelsucker 29/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
Lawrie Brand 26/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Brian Pollock 10/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Katherine Ross 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S

This looked ok from the bottom but there turned out to be a lot of loose powder, which was very unpleasant! With a bit more, consolidated, snow this would be very good. Turf was frozen, though. Definitely harder than II in current conditions and the guidebook was not lying about awkward moves at the start and middle!

with Daniel Tait
furbrow 20/Jan/13 Solo

By the through route start. Tricky little step half way.

with Bruce McC
Paterson12 ??/2013 2nd
captain ??/2013 -
crookachili 19/Feb/12 Solo
Ross Young 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with Rubi HWUMC
Willismorris 10/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with euanryan
euanryan 05/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Great climb, done in 2 pitches, impressive bridging from willis on the first rocky step!

with Willis
morsy 10/Dec/11 -
with alan rodger
shugsan 10/Dec/11 -
alan.rodger 10/Dec/11 AltLd
clams ?/Dec/11 Lead

Very soggy

with Toby
Bob1984 15/Jan/11 Solo
johannes 08/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Found this one much harder than Chockstone Gully. It took me embarrassingly long though until I realized I have to go through the hole in the back.

Hidden ??/2011 -
kelliroberts3 30/Dec/10 -
with Sabby, Dave OB, merlin march, Toby Stead, Peter Rigby
Pete Rigby 30/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Sabby, Dave O'Brien, Kelli Roberts
Phil Jennings 05/Jan/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 05/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
climberuk 04/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Not ideal conditions. Nice day but snow was thin and turf not completely frozen. Tough start over first boulder. Novice 'threaded the needle' to get over the first boulder. I led the second boulder which was quite hard as well. The rest just powdery snow. Hard given the conditions (grade 2 probably). Would be good (but easy) if lots of consolidated snow. Had originally started up Maclays crack but bailed due to no frozen turf.

with Novice
Hidden ??/2010 -
K_MacLeod 08/Feb/09 2nd O/S

lovely climb, my first winter route.

with Taba
r@bag 06/Feb/09 2nd

Very hard as not enough snow/ice at the start.

masa-alpin 06/Feb/09 Lead O/S

First grade II for Laurence. Unfortunately the initial wall was thin, and I had to use 2 axes (one of them being just a walking axe, which I regretted) and torquing... Grade III/IV in this condition. Laurence had a massive struggle there in seconding.

Hidden 01/Feb/09 Solo
endless winter 06/Dec/08 AltLd rpt

thin conditions more like a grade three than a 2

with Helen Rushby
endless winter 30/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Very thin at the moment, the turf was not frozen and not enough snow, still got up it with a few curses.

with Martin Riddell
Hidden 30/Nov/08 AltLd
abbeywall 12/Jan/08 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Lead
jameswbrae 05/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Think this was the climb we did (no guidebook - just found our way up). Big boulder at the bottom - crawled through wee hole, then a good snowy gully broken by one short rocky pitch. Steep snow at the top. Good bucket-seating and awesome moving together through blizzard conditions to the North and Main summits, on which we were rewarded with sunshine and the only views of the day.

with Sam Cowie & Robert Norman
jfmchivall 24/Jan/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd
EllieWoods 20/Feb/00 AltLd O/S
with Si
oscaig ??/2000 AltLd
with Steve Reeves
Yourlead 19/Dec/99 AltLd

A moonlite ascent

with Graham Penny
Hidden ?/Dec/99 AltLd O/S
Yourlead ?/Feb/86 Solo
with Kevin Doyal, Philip Harnden, Donald Williamson
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