Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
arose 15 Jul AltLd After Clachaig Gully in the morning making for a massive day. Moved together and pitched all the way to the top. The wall before the Devils cauldron is the crux by a long way - at least tech 5a. The guidebook suggests boots but I think comfy shoes would make most people faster. Probably 4.5 hours on the route
with Chucky
After Clachaig Gully in the morning making for a massive day. Moved together and pitched all the way to the top. The wall before the Devils cauldron is the crux by a long way - at least tech 5a. The guidebook suggests boots but I think comfy shoes would make most people faster. Probably 4.5 hours on the route
with Chucky
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
tomdude 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with adrian macleod
with adrian macleod
Barry Harper 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
SarahA 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd Very dry! Converging Walls pitch is nuts! Mike lead most of it: I took pitches 7-9 (ish). Awesome scenery. Felt less sketchy than last time, although there was still plenty of choss about. Glad to have had the rematch.
with mmason1
Very dry! Converging Walls pitch is nuts! Mike lead most of it: I took pitches 7-9 (ish). Awesome scenery. Felt less sketchy than last time, although there was still plenty of choss about. Glad to have had the rematch.
with mmason1
kirstypallas 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd
rsim 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Richard, Danny
with Richard, Danny
connor 31 May, 2018 AltLd Not convinced about 4 stars. Very atmospheric. And very wet
Not convinced about 4 stars. Very atmospheric. And very wet
Mackinclimb 31 May, 2018 Lead
with Connor Holdsworth , Matt Rowbottom
with Connor Holdsworth , Matt Rowbottom
Busby 19 May, 2018 AltLd dnf Second attempt, second fail, at least this time there was a good bit of snow in the Chasm this time which allowed for some slightly easier sections (and other slightly more awkward ones). Got 1 pitch less this time as converging walls was pissing down by the afternoon due to the amount of snow melt above. Think we might be on for a record third attempt, has anyone else been dumb enough to try it three times??????
Second attempt, second fail, at least this time there was a good bit of snow in the Chasm this time which allowed for some slightly easier sections (and other slightly more awkward ones). Got 1 pitch less this time as converging walls was pissing down by the afternoon due to the amount of snow melt above. Think we might be on for a record third attempt, has anyone else been dumb enough to try it three times??????
CMoore 24 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Great Adventure! Converging walls was pretty cool, as was the devils cauldron. About 7hrs from car to car 2 of which were in descent. Climbing felt very alpine.
with JMather
Great Adventure! Converging walls was pretty cool, as was the devils cauldron. About 7hrs from car to car 2 of which were in descent. Climbing felt very alpine.
with JMather
JMather 24 Jul, 2017 2nd
with CMoore
with CMoore
Captain Solo 11 May, 2017 Solo rpt A great experience as always. Plucked up the courage to do direct finish as it was the driest I've ever seen it.
A great experience as always. Plucked up the courage to do direct finish as it was the driest I've ever seen it.
Hidden 9 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 9 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Amazing day out. Converging walls pitch is tricky/bold for VS.
Amazing day out. Converging walls pitch is tricky/bold for VS.
Derek Graham 8 May, 2017 AltLd
wheelsucker 8 May, 2017 AltLd
joermann 8 May, 2017 AltLd
SarahA 6 May, 2017 AltLd dnf Had a go on a whim when the road to the Etive Slabs was shut...The thing is a total monster; we did 8 guidebook pitches (which was about 12 actual pitches of climbing) before bailing as it was getting late and it was much less escapeable above. Incredible scenery, terrifying bits of choss/loose rock/dodgy gear/moss climbing. A very Scottish VS! Will have to go back a bit better prepared.
Had a go on a whim when the road to the Etive Slabs was shut...The thing is a total monster; we did 8 guidebook pitches (which was about 12 actual pitches of climbing) before bailing as it was getting late and it was much less escapeable above. Incredible scenery, terrifying bits of choss/loose rock/dodgy gear/moss climbing. A very Scottish VS! Will have to go back a bit better prepared.
Gemmazrobo 6 May, 2017 AltLd dnf
hobrien1992 ??, 2017 -
Daniela Balslev 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S I led pitches 8 and 11. I think...well, the description in the guide books could match other pitches as well. Luckily route finding is uncomplicated, but this is a loooong climb, with pitches on wet rock/dripping water, pitches with loose rock (can be loose boulders!) and pitches which offer very little protection. Well worth the effort though, the climbing/canyoning hybrid is unique and exhilarating. I found a nut key in the Devil's Cauldron, if anyone is missing it, message me. We had to leave a red nut jammed in one of the first pitches :(
with Tam, jenpen, Russell
I led pitches 8 and 11. I think...well, the description in the guide books could match other pitches as well. Luckily route finding is uncomplicated, but this is a loooong climb, with pitches on wet rock/dripping water, pitches with loose rock (can be loose boulders!) and pitches which offer very little protection. Well worth the effort though, the climbing/canyoning hybrid is unique and exhilarating. I found a nut key in the Devil's Cauldron, if anyone is missing it, message me. We had to leave a red nut jammed in one of the first pitches :(
with Tam, jenpen, Russell
klipkabouter 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S not sure if we did whole route.
with Hugh ??
not sure if we did whole route.
with Hugh ??
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Andy McClusky
with Andy McClusky
lukegorman 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S One of the best climbing days ever. After a late start we entered the chasm, scrambling broken by pitches of climbing with waterfalls and confined converging walls. I lead 2 pitches and we must have soloed a few, I must also admit to letting out a small yelp when seconding the cave pitch. Huge blocks of ice were to be found in the upper reaches and Luke did a fantastic job leading us out of the final south chimney even if he did foget an entire belay after the piano pitch causing a abseil to rescue the gear. The route also had a fantastic walk out along the southern ridge high above the glen Etive. We were back at the car by 10pm with the last of the good light, headed straight off to Dumbarton for a McDonald's before driving to the lakes for our final day of the weekend.
One of the best climbing days ever. After a late start we entered the chasm, scrambling broken by pitches of climbing with waterfalls and confined converging walls. I lead 2 pitches and we must have soloed a few, I must also admit to letting out a small yelp when seconding the cave pitch. Huge blocks of ice were to be found in the upper reaches and Luke did a fantastic job leading us out of the final south chimney even if he did foget an entire belay after the piano pitch causing a abseil to rescue the gear. The route also had a fantastic walk out along the southern ridge high above the glen Etive. We were back at the car by 10pm with the last of the good light, headed straight off to Dumbarton for a McDonald's before driving to the lakes for our final day of the weekend.
JoeCoxson 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S A proper esoteric adventure, with all the trimmings; guidebook vagueness, a smattering of choss, and the always pleasurable dampness associated with climbing next to/ in a waterfall. Climbed about 3/4 of the pitches in boots, and roped up for just over half the pitches. Things were made all the more fun by Luke forgetting to take out his belay on pitch 7, which we only discovered at the start of the cave pitch, leading to a hasty couple of abseils to retrieve it. Bridging up the cave pitch was definitely in the type-2 fun category. Took us about 10 hours car-to-car.
A proper esoteric adventure, with all the trimmings; guidebook vagueness, a smattering of choss, and the always pleasurable dampness associated with climbing next to/ in a waterfall. Climbed about 3/4 of the pitches in boots, and roped up for just over half the pitches. Things were made all the more fun by Luke forgetting to take out his belay on pitch 7, which we only discovered at the start of the cave pitch, leading to a hasty couple of abseils to retrieve it. Bridging up the cave pitch was definitely in the type-2 fun category. Took us about 10 hours car-to-car.
beds74 14 May, 2016 AltLd Well...The Chasm...If you'd have asked me whilst I was climbing this I'd have said 2 out of 10...Loose, horrid, dangerous, awfulness, chossy, did I say loose...minimal E4 protection in parts....The saving grace was that we did it in the dry, bet it's a nightmare in the wet!! Few days after...it was alright. What I would say is the description is a bit like the Bible...written yonks ago and lost in translation over years and years....Good old Gary Latters guide he's chopped (all the useful parts out of the SMC guide out) and condensed it into something that you could make any of the pitches fit into. If your doing it drop us a line and I'll fill bits in! Loads of pitches missing. We think we got to the top (making bits fit) but we headed up a gully cause a massive iceberg Blocked our way. Lovely top out on summit and down just in time for dinner at Kings House. 12 hours total. When you get to the 100foot pitch don't go left in to the small gully and bring the whole cliff face down like my colleague did... I wouldn't say it's the most adventurous route in the UK - I think Great Gully is a good contender for that! Keep an opened mind and kinda ignore the terrible route descriptions! Be careful.
with Peter Metcalfe
Well...The Chasm...If you'd have asked me whilst I was climbing this I'd have said 2 out of 10...Loose, horrid, dangerous, awfulness, chossy, did I say loose...minimal E4 protection in parts....The saving grace was that we did it in the dry, bet it's a nightmare in the wet!! Few days after...it was alright. What I would say is the description is a bit like the Bible...written yonks ago and lost in translation over years and years....Good old Gary Latters guide he's chopped (all the useful parts out of the SMC guide out) and condensed it into something that you could make any of the pitches fit into. If your doing it drop us a line and I'll fill bits in! Loads of pitches missing. We think we got to the top (making bits fit) but we headed up a gully cause a massive iceberg Blocked our way. Lovely top out on summit and down just in time for dinner at Kings House. 12 hours total. When you get to the 100foot pitch don't go left in to the small gully and bring the whole cliff face down like my colleague did... I wouldn't say it's the most adventurous route in the UK - I think Great Gully is a good contender for that! Keep an opened mind and kinda ignore the terrible route descriptions! Be careful.
with Peter Metcalfe
Hidden 28 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 24 Aug, 2015 AltLd dnf
AliceKerr ?Aug, 2015 AltLd
CaelanB 30 Jul, 2015 AltLd dnf sadly the clouds came in at pitch 12 and we decided to bail. Proved to be a good decision as it started to rain. Good day though, should've started a bit earlier, tale here:http://caelanclimbs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/the-chasm.html
sadly the clouds came in at pitch 12 and we decided to bail. Proved to be a good decision as it started to rain. Good day though, should've started a bit earlier, tale here:http://caelanclimbs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/the-chasm.html
Gibson27 ?Jul, 2015 AltLd dnf Such an amazing adventure day!! Shame we didn't get to finish it due to having a late start!
with Caelen Barnes
Such an amazing adventure day!! Shame we didn't get to finish it due to having a late start!
with Caelen Barnes
Big Rog ??, 2015 -
Big Rog ??, 2015 -
SiRob 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S With PE. Super day - c.6.5hrs on route (started quickly, took foot off pedal about half way), 9.5hrs car to car (incl. Buchaille summit). I got the classic pitches, incl: 100ft pitch, converging walls, devil's cauldron.
With PE. Super day - c.6.5hrs on route (started quickly, took foot off pedal about half way), 9.5hrs car to car (incl. Buchaille summit). I got the classic pitches, incl: 100ft pitch, converging walls, devil's cauldron.
Hidden 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 11 Sep, 2014 AltLd
alice_loudon 4 Sep, 2014 2nd
with Niels
with Niels
Hidden 4 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Captain Solo 25 Jul, 2014 Solo rpt Another excellent outing, the converging walls move still stops me in my tracks.
Another excellent outing, the converging walls move still stops me in my tracks.
Dougbart 29 Jun, 2014 Lead
with Rob
with Rob
MD 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S It took us about 12.5 hours car to car though we did more than 16 pitches. Several large icebergs in the gully one blocking most of the gully. It was dry until the devil's cauldron at which point it began to drizzle as we started the crux. We scrambled up to the ridge above, traversed left past the neighbouring gully and descended the ridge back to the road.
It took us about 12.5 hours car to car though we did more than 16 pitches. Several large icebergs in the gully one blocking most of the gully. It was dry until the devil's cauldron at which point it began to drizzle as we started the crux. We scrambled up to the ridge above, traversed left past the neighbouring gully and descended the ridge back to the road.
Happy Wanderer 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S A stonking gully route. More than 15 pitches and sparse gear (if any!) on most sections. Loose rock, slimy in places, adds to the experience as did navigating snow-bergs and the converging walls pitch (glad to be on second for that one!) Cauldron 4c pitch wet so took 4b route out but still a long chossy scramble to the summit ridge after that. Midgie hats essential once out. Walked down SE ridge scree and steep southern heather slope to make last food order at the Clachaig Inn!
with MD
A stonking gully route. More than 15 pitches and sparse gear (if any!) on most sections. Loose rock, slimy in places, adds to the experience as did navigating snow-bergs and the converging walls pitch (glad to be on second for that one!) Cauldron 4c pitch wet so took 4b route out but still a long chossy scramble to the summit ridge after that. Midgie hats essential once out. Walked down SE ridge scree and steep southern heather slope to make last food order at the Clachaig Inn!
with MD
Callum Smith 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd mind altering indeed.
mind altering indeed.
Col Kingshott 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Some large snow formations and dodgy rock. Mostly dry. Top day out. 12hrs car to car. 16 pitches, maybe!
Some large snow formations and dodgy rock. Mostly dry. Top day out. 12hrs car to car. 16 pitches, maybe!
Hidden 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd
mjackson 14 Jun, 2014 -
Graham Westbrook 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Pretty wet and pretty epic! Escaping the Devil's cauldron was tough, the direct route looked insane! Still a lot of snow but we managed to just about avoid it all.
Pretty wet and pretty epic! Escaping the Devil's cauldron was tough, the direct route looked insane! Still a lot of snow but we managed to just about avoid it all.
foostu4 4 Jun, 2014 AltLd dnf Will be back, stopped by ice in the gully around pitch 8
Will be back, stopped by ice in the gully around pitch 8
mattkemp70 ?Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Westy
with Westy
jonnie3430 ??, 2014 - Did it again as a five, still awesome. 2 racks, 3 half ropes, first 2 seconds went exploring meant we started at 11 and were down by half 8. Have questioned direct finish as it was well 'ard. Only way someone said it goes is by belaying in the cave and forcing the chimney. This seemed nails; I may be weak. My suggestion is that it goes by the chimney about 5m left of the cave; which isn't very direct. "Photo book," here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2232511881/permalink/10152747423456882/
Did it again as a five, still awesome. 2 racks, 3 half ropes, first 2 seconds went exploring meant we started at 11 and were down by half 8. Have questioned direct finish as it was well 'ard. Only way someone said it goes is by belaying in the cave and forcing the chimney. This seemed nails; I may be weak. My suggestion is that it goes by the chimney about 5m left of the cave; which isn't very direct. "Photo book," here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2232511881/permalink/10152747423456882/
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd
picasso 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd Harry
Harry
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S 5 1/2 hours in very good dry conditions, climbing as a three. Amazing route, topped out to an inversion to the North and fantastic views all round.
with Jacob Davies, JamieSparkes
5 1/2 hours in very good dry conditions, climbing as a three. Amazing route, topped out to an inversion to the North and fantastic views all round.
with Jacob Davies, JamieSparkes
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hugh Macgregor 17 Jun, 2013 AltLd
with Stewart Whiting
with Stewart Whiting
Hidden ??, 2013 -
gjd 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Getting dark and threatening to rain so took the easy exit, but in the dark and cloud we couldn't find the descent terraces, so ended up at the summit. Long walk down and back to the car - an Epic!
Getting dark and threatening to rain so took the easy exit, but in the dark and cloud we couldn't find the descent terraces, so ended up at the summit. Long walk down and back to the car - an Epic!
Mapleleaf 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd Very long climb with about 16 pitches. Started at 10 am & topped out at about 9:30 pm. Total hours, about 15 1/2hrs.
with gjd
Very long climb with about 16 pitches. Started at 10 am & topped out at about 9:30 pm. Total hours, about 15 1/2hrs.
with gjd
jack_eadie 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd dnf Climbed as a three got half way then bailed due to lack of time. Climbed some nice pitches and some scary ones! May or may not return.
Climbed as a three got half way then bailed due to lack of time. Climbed some nice pitches and some scary ones! May or may not return.
mikemartin 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd dnf
cookacat 3 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Didn't lead either of the 4c pitches. The only route to date on which I have successfully smeared on wet moss.
Didn't lead either of the 4c pitches. The only route to date on which I have successfully smeared on wet moss.
Becky E 3 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S See Graeme's commentary... we somehow missed out the 100 foot pitch and climbed the tottering choss to the left: not recommended! Being on the summit iof Buachaille Etive Mor at 5am was pretty good though.
See Graeme's commentary... we somehow missed out the 100 foot pitch and climbed the tottering choss to the left: not recommended! Being on the summit iof Buachaille Etive Mor at 5am was pretty good though.
Graeme Hammond 3 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S True epic! (starting at nearly midday didn't help) climbed through the night, should have made a better effort to bail after pitch 10 (scary for VS) at about 9.30 like the two students we where following. Once dark things slowed down. Started leading the left wall exit in in pitch black darkness just after midnight and toped out with no head torch after it fell to bits near the top of the pitch. Things got easier from there as the moon was very bright once out of the Chasm and not long after that it got light again. Went to the summit before heading down in total 21 hours. Felt like a proper punter and it was almost in perfect nick too being very dry. Climbed several pitches by harder variations (completely the wrong side of the gully on the long pitch), and wasn't expecting it all to feel so hard or bold. Must be total nightmare when wet. Would have attempted the direct finish if it hadn't been so late. Maybe I'll be back....
with Becky E
True epic! (starting at nearly midday didn't help) climbed through the night, should have made a better effort to bail after pitch 10 (scary for VS) at about 9.30 like the two students we where following. Once dark things slowed down. Started leading the left wall exit in in pitch black darkness just after midnight and toped out with no head torch after it fell to bits near the top of the pitch. Things got easier from there as the moon was very bright once out of the Chasm and not long after that it got light again. Went to the summit before heading down in total 21 hours. Felt like a proper punter and it was almost in perfect nick too being very dry. Climbed several pitches by harder variations (completely the wrong side of the gully on the long pitch), and wasn't expecting it all to feel so hard or bold. Must be total nightmare when wet. Would have attempted the direct finish if it hadn't been so late. Maybe I'll be back....
with Becky E
Dafydd Llywelyn 3 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Led the crux pitches... good fun, a very different day out!
Led the crux pitches... good fun, a very different day out!
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 2nd
65m moderate millington ?Jun, 2012 AltLd dnf Well, think you'll remember this one without a comprehensive note :)
with mehmet karatay
Well, think you'll remember this one without a comprehensive note :)
with mehmet karatay
David Stevens 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with radioshed, Reuben Crook, Plungeman
with radioshed, Reuben Crook, Plungeman
radioshed 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S about 9 hours en route as a 4, pretty dry, lovely apart from the loose bits. I led 1 pitch only.
with Reuben, David Stevens, Plungeman
about 9 hours en route as a 4, pretty dry, lovely apart from the loose bits. I led 1 pitch only.
with Reuben, David Stevens, Plungeman
Plungeman 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
crookachili 27 May, 2012 AltLd
Tim Hamlet 23 May, 2012 AltLd
beardy mike ??, 2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2012 -
alan moore ??, 2012 - While it is nice to have done The Chasm, it was, in retrospect, a waste of a beautiful Easter Day that could have been spent climbing....
While it is nice to have done The Chasm, it was, in retrospect, a waste of a beautiful Easter Day that could have been spent climbing....
TheAndyBarker ??, 2012 -
tomdude 13 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf not a great option in the wet!
with marie
not a great option in the wet!
with marie
robertmichaellovell 13 Aug, 2011 AltLd dnf Managed the first few pitches, quite wet, we wussed out ... a questionable wet day choice!
with Lawrence
Managed the first few pitches, quite wet, we wussed out ... a questionable wet day choice!
with Lawrence
wence 13 Aug, 2011 AltLd dnf damp
damp
sparbus 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with FedUp
with FedUp
HannahFrancis 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd Epic day out
with Alfie Tipler
Epic day out
with Alfie Tipler
Hidden 1 May, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
brianrunner ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 AltLd dnf
karinh 26 Jun, 2010 AltLd
KeithAlexander 26 Jun, 2010 AltLd fairly dryish. 9 hours.
with karinh
fairly dryish. 9 hours.
with karinh
Captain Solo 20 Jun, 2010 Solo An amazing climb, very dry condition and wholeheartedly recommended. Finished via 4b option up left, direct finish was so tempting but didn't fancy it solo.
An amazing climb, very dry condition and wholeheartedly recommended. Finished via 4b option up left, direct finish was so tempting but didn't fancy it solo.
Lawrie Brand 19 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Ridiculous, but great fun. Finished via south wall option, direct looked almost do-able, but a bit wet. Converging wall pitch was a bit worrying.. Great day out
with Mina, jfmchivall
Ridiculous, but great fun. Finished via south wall option, direct looked almost do-able, but a bit wet. Converging wall pitch was a bit worrying.. Great day out
with Mina, jfmchivall
jfmchivall 19 Jun, 2010 AltLd Absolute classic day out.
with Mina Al Murani, Lawrie Brand
Absolute classic day out.
with Mina Al Murani, Lawrie Brand
frume 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd dnf Did First 8 pitches on a fantastic day climbing with Andy. Found it quite dirty in places and some tricky pitches where the rock is very loose and vegitated. The good pitches were fantastic and the bad ones horrible. will come back and finish.
Did First 8 pitches on a fantastic day climbing with Andy. Found it quite dirty in places and some tricky pitches where the rock is very loose and vegitated. The good pitches were fantastic and the bad ones horrible. will come back and finish.
crazy pierre 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd dnf Some amazing pitches, although scrambling up nothing but loose choss and grass on others. Had to escape at the 7th pitch. Amazing atmosphere.
with frume
Some amazing pitches, although scrambling up nothing but loose choss and grass on others. Had to escape at the 7th pitch. Amazing atmosphere.
with frume
tumbling wizard ?Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2010 AltLd
s kennedy 17 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with tris fox
with tris fox
Smelly Fox 17 Apr, 2010 AltLd Memorable!!! Especially the Converging Corners. Had to miss out the Devil's Cauldron as the gully was full of snow.
Memorable!!! Especially the Converging Corners. Had to miss out the Devil's Cauldron as the gully was full of snow.
R0bbie 9 Apr, 2010 AltLd dnf After slithering up the first difficulties we decided not to try to climb under a waterfall.
with Taba
After slithering up the first difficulties we decided not to try to climb under a waterfall.
with Taba
ZA ?Apr, 2010 2nd
with kenny
with kenny
smcw ?Apr, 2010 AltLd four of us, long cray route, belaying in a waterfall pitch one!!
four of us, long cray route, belaying in a waterfall pitch one!!
Brendan 17 Oct, 2009 AltLd dnf Esoteric madness! We managed to do pitches 1 to 8 before it got dark. It's a bit annoying that none of the first four pitches are in the guide, we had a nightmare trying to figure out where we were. P1 waterfall was... memorable. Will be back for the second half!
with Andy
Esoteric madness! We managed to do pitches 1 to 8 before it got dark. It's a bit annoying that none of the first four pitches are in the guide, we had a nightmare trying to figure out where we were. P1 waterfall was... memorable. Will be back for the second half!
with Andy
Andy Moles 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd Oldschool! No guidebook, a small selection of nuts and hexes, managed it in about 5-6 hours moving together on a lot of the pitches. Maybe didn't choose the easiest line but parts felt a lot harder than VS in the conditions (i.e. waterfall)!
with burto
Oldschool! No guidebook, a small selection of nuts and hexes, managed it in about 5-6 hours moving together on a lot of the pitches. Maybe didn't choose the easiest line but parts felt a lot harder than VS in the conditions (i.e. waterfall)!
with burto
burto 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd
with moleo
with moleo
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
jaggy bunnet 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with frazzy4
with frazzy4
Neil Adams 4 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S Proper old-fashioned adventure - an utterly ridiculous route but great fun!
with Dougal
Proper old-fashioned adventure - an utterly ridiculous route but great fun!
with Dougal
Hidden 3 Jul, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 AltLd dnf
Hidden 11 Jun, 2009 AltLd
jimorothy 2 Jun, 2009 Lead We climbed for 11 hours of unparalleled madness/brilliance/wetness - probably making things unnecessarily harder for ourselves in search of the authentic line. The converging walls pitch is bold to say the least... but incredible. Finished the Devil's Cauldron by Odell's original challenging South Chimney (supposedly the hardest finish), well hats off to anyone who can do that desperate looking direct finish.
with Rachel Crolla
We climbed for 11 hours of unparalleled madness/brilliance/wetness - probably making things unnecessarily harder for ourselves in search of the authentic line. The converging walls pitch is bold to say the least... but incredible. Finished the Devil's Cauldron by Odell's original challenging South Chimney (supposedly the hardest finish), well hats off to anyone who can do that desperate looking direct finish.
with Rachel Crolla
Small and weak ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
Steve Perry ?Jun, 2009 AltLd Rockfall cut our rope so bailed out.
Rockfall cut our rope so bailed out.
John Dale 31 May, 2009 AltLd Fairly dry. Converging Walls pitch is a good one to second...
with Rob Maccallum
Fairly dry. Converging Walls pitch is a good one to second...
with Rob Maccallum
Justin Tracey 15 May, 2009 AltLd
with Steve Hall John Crotty C Wiggleswoth
with Steve Hall John Crotty C Wiggleswoth
Steve Lenartowicz ??, 2009 -
with Clare
with Clare
jaggy bunnet 7 Sep, 2008 AltLd
with frazzy4
with frazzy4
Paz 10 Jun, 2008 AltLd dnf Got about 2 pitchs in.
with SC
Got about 2 pitchs in.
with SC
jaybob ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
with gareth
with gareth
vinders ?Jun, 2008 AltLd Hectic day, but 10 hours of cracking climbing. We were away to do the long climb on the ben but it was pissing down so we opted for this. had been raining all the previous day with some strong showers that day also so I got predictably freezing and wet on the first proper waterfall pitch. Nothing elso for it as I just had shorts on so I pulled my socks up, much better. All in all a brilliant climb, just need to get back and finish the last 3 pitches!! In the dry this time.
with Jamie
Hectic day, but 10 hours of cracking climbing. We were away to do the long climb on the ben but it was pissing down so we opted for this. had been raining all the previous day with some strong showers that day also so I got predictably freezing and wet on the first proper waterfall pitch. Nothing elso for it as I just had shorts on so I pulled my socks up, much better. All in all a brilliant climb, just need to get back and finish the last 3 pitches!! In the dry this time.
with Jamie
vinders ??, 2008 -
with Jamie
with Jamie
Hidden ??, 2007 AltLd dnf
Clucky 20 Sep, 2006 AltLd dog An amazing experience in mountain boots! Decked out from a good few metres on Red Slab pitch, knocked a big-ass 'flatscreen TV' sized rock off, almost hitting Rob. Even ended up having to get pulled up the converging chimneys pitch. Second to none!!
with Rob Greenwood
An amazing experience in mountain boots! Decked out from a good few metres on Red Slab pitch, knocked a big-ass 'flatscreen TV' sized rock off, almost hitting Rob. Even ended up having to get pulled up the converging chimneys pitch. Second to none!!
with Rob Greenwood
jonnie3430 7 Sep, 2006 AltLd O/S After dry spell, didn't get wet.
with Ewan
After dry spell, didn't get wet.
with Ewan
bandersnatch ??, 2006 -
Charlie wp Hill ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 Solo O/S
dangates ??, 2005 AltLd
with Kirk / Mike B
with Kirk / Mike B
Hidden 2 May, 2004 AltLd
steveP ?May, 2004 AltLd O/S World class choss!
World class choss!
joe king ?May, 2004 AltLd
with steveP
with steveP
joe king ?Oct, 2003 -
with steve petit
with steve petit
mowat27 16 Aug, 2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2003 AltLd O/S
Yourlead 22 Jun, 2001 AltLd Epic climb and took South Wall finnish - Saw an egale
with Raymond Simpson
Epic climb and took South Wall finnish - Saw an egale
with Raymond Simpson
IanMcC 8 Aug, 1999 AltLd Eagle
with JimSh
Eagle
with JimSh
Hidden 8 Aug, 1999 AltLd
Ian Jones ?Jun, 1997 Lead O/S Started in bendy boots but changed to rockshoes straight away. Quite hard I thought and I was leading E4 at the time.
with Ali Reed
Started in bendy boots but changed to rockshoes straight away. Quite hard I thought and I was leading E4 at the time.
with Ali Reed
Hidden ?Jun, 1991 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 1991 AltLd
auld al ??, 1991 AltLd O/S 1st 5 pitches only due to rain
1st 5 pitches only due to rain
Ali MacDonald 1 Jul, 1989 AltLd O/S RAF MRT Training
with Jo Wiggins
RAF MRT Training
with Jo Wiggins
Hidden ??, 1989 AltLd
Nigel Bond 2 Jun, 1986 Lead
rogerskews 2 Jun, 1986 - Start of a stunning week!!!!! Left the car at 6.30am and returned at 9.30pm, so be prepared for a long and memorable day. Early on a massive block of old snow (15ft cube) disappeared not long after we posed for photos standing on it. Definitely mind altering. After an endless, harrowing and drenching day ( as it should be !) we finished up the south chimney as it looked the softest option at the end of this long and very wet day. One look at the direct finish, and anything else is a soft option ! Addicted, we did Clachaig Gully the following day - a stroll in the park in comparison!
Start of a stunning week!!!!! Left the car at 6.30am and returned at 9.30pm, so be prepared for a long and memorable day. Early on a massive block of old snow (15ft cube) disappeared not long after we posed for photos standing on it. Definitely mind altering. After an endless, harrowing and drenching day ( as it should be !) we finished up the south chimney as it looked the softest option at the end of this long and very wet day. One look at the direct finish, and anything else is a soft option ! Addicted, we did Clachaig Gully the following day - a stroll in the park in comparison!
Richard Weller ?Aug, 1984 AltLd
with john sanders
with john sanders
Davy Gunn ??, 1982 AltLd
Lone Rider ??, 1982 AltLd
Rob Davies ?Sep, 1981 AltLd Climbing as 2 pairs. Exit via South Wall. Very dry!
with Mike Papworth, Jack Brindle, Roy Lindsay
Climbing as 2 pairs. Exit via South Wall. Very dry!
with Mike Papworth, Jack Brindle, Roy Lindsay
Chris Dickinson ??, 1981 Lead
Hidden ??, 1975 -
uphillnow ?Apr, 1965 AltLd O/S A lot of old snow low down
with John Grieve
A lot of old snow low down
with John Grieve
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