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kirstypallas 10 Aug AltLd Hilariously ridiculous route, but a great adventure! Pretty slimy, but the chimney was more positive than it looked. Think we did Through Route, and abbed off from the Arch.
Hilariously ridiculous route, but a great adventure! Pretty slimy, but the chimney was more positive than it looked. Think we did Through Route, and abbed off from the Arch.
masa-alpin 14 Jul AltLd O/S After seeing the wet NW Buttress (it was sunny, but no wind), we climbed this (I think The Through Route). I lead P1, and Kevin lead P2 (to a chamber) and P3. What a unique route! The leader wished he had taken a head torch.
After seeing the wet NW Buttress (it was sunny, but no wind), we climbed this (I think The Through Route). I lead P1, and Kevin lead P2 (to a chamber) and P3. What a unique route! The leader wished he had taken a head torch.
1918hasti 23 May AltLd
Ste Ridd ?Jan -
with manmike
with manmike
Hidden ?? -
JackO3522 ?? -
JackO3522 ?? -
el diablo ?? -
Hidden ?? -
manmike ?? -
iainballantyne 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd What a farce, Will sums it up best
What a farce, Will sums it up best
WillHempstead 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S The rain, bickering between partners, and myself catching my nipple piercing leading the 'thru' route all combined to make this firm type two fun territory. WWE wrestling would be better training for this than TCA.
The rain, bickering between partners, and myself catching my nipple piercing leading the 'thru' route all combined to make this firm type two fun territory. WWE wrestling would be better training for this than TCA.
adamvisick 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd Traumatic
with iainballantyne, Will Hempstead
Traumatic
with iainballantyne, Will Hempstead
JessWilliams 28 Jul, 2018 AltLd Great & unusual route! Abbed off after the squeeze because we didn’t fancy the top pitches in the pouring rain (the lower chimney felt hard enough with the rock completely soaked & slippy)
with SarahA
Great & unusual route! Abbed off after the squeeze because we didn’t fancy the top pitches in the pouring rain (the lower chimney felt hard enough with the rock completely soaked & slippy)
with SarahA
SarahA 28 Jul, 2018 AltLd dnf Abbed after cave pitches as it was really wet!!
Abbed after cave pitches as it was really wet!!
Hidden 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Andrew Knight 22 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Amy Till, Ben Pearce
with Amy Till, Ben Pearce
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 -
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
Tilt ?Jun, 2018 2nd
with Andy Knight, Ben Pearce
with Andy Knight, Ben Pearce
Aquinn 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
RobOwen61 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Daft & brilliant. Lots of abandoned gear & tat
with Aquinn, Hayden
Daft & brilliant. Lots of abandoned gear & tat
with Aquinn, Hayden
Andy Moles 25 Jan, 2018 AltLd
with ferdia
with ferdia
Ghastlyrabbitfat ??, 2018 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
nickb1 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with kitty, maryleese
with kitty, maryleese
Sam Shilliday 23 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Very wet throughout and raining once we were out of the cave. Took the "through" route then abbed off from the top of the arch.
with Josh Williams
Very wet throughout and raining once we were out of the cave. Took the "through" route then abbed off from the top of the arch.
with Josh Williams
sblake 6 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Great route, soaking wet in the rain and mist but that just added to the fun.
with pete s
Great route, soaking wet in the rain and mist but that just added to the fun.
with pete s
mjackson 13 Aug, 2017 -
Graham Westbrook 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Great route! Bit tight in the squeeze but not too bad! Last Classic Rock tick!!!
Great route! Bit tight in the squeeze but not too bad! Last Classic Rock tick!!!
richardashe 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?Aug, 2017 AltLd
with GEordie
with GEordie
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2017 Lead
JackO3522 21 Jun, 2017 Lead
joermann 5 May, 2017 AltLd
Wendy Watthews 4 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Such good fun, lead pitches 1,2 and the last Ollie lead the middle. It got particularly tight in the tunnel.
with Hazel M, Ollie, JoeCoxson
Such good fun, lead pitches 1,2 and the last Ollie lead the middle. It got particularly tight in the tunnel.
with Hazel M, Ollie, JoeCoxson
omaskrey 4 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hazel Morgan 4 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Excellent fun worth the walk-in! Took the tunnel route and enjoyed the squeeze (took helmet off to get through but not too claustrophobic, highlight was Joe being called a 'fat fat man' by a stuck Wendy) Led the middle pitch over the top of the arch, went a little off-route and had to down-climb a small section- follow the crampon scratches! Climbed in pairs, headtorch was useful, descended through snow.
Excellent fun worth the walk-in! Took the tunnel route and enjoyed the squeeze (took helmet off to get through but not too claustrophobic, highlight was Joe being called a 'fat fat man' by a stuck Wendy) Led the middle pitch over the top of the arch, went a little off-route and had to down-climb a small section- follow the crampon scratches! Climbed in pairs, headtorch was useful, descended through snow.
JoeCoxson 4 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Great fun, took the tunnel route, which was pretty much my limit of squeezability. Keen to come back in the winter and delve around more in the darkness.
Great fun, took the tunnel route, which was pretty much my limit of squeezability. Keen to come back in the winter and delve around more in the darkness.
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Oct, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 18 Jun, 2016 AltLd
ali_robb 18 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rob
with Rob
JohnMetcalfe 5 Jun, 2016 2nd
beds74 5 Jun, 2016 Lead As a four but Pete/bro climbed then Ingrid and me. I clipped Pete's gear to save weight. This was probably one of my favourite Scottish mountaineering days! Awesome. Big walk in, snow to ascend/descend, great chimney pitch/disappearing into the bowls of the mountain! Head torch via the 'Through route' is handy but not necessary which is good. Flake Route if that's what we did was tough in big boots, didn't find the ab point do descended snow with boots and pieces of slate.
with Ingrid
As a four but Pete/bro climbed then Ingrid and me. I clipped Pete's gear to save weight. This was probably one of my favourite Scottish mountaineering days! Awesome. Big walk in, snow to ascend/descend, great chimney pitch/disappearing into the bowls of the mountain! Head torch via the 'Through route' is handy but not necessary which is good. Flake Route if that's what we did was tough in big boots, didn't find the ab point do descended snow with boots and pieces of slate.
with Ingrid
Peter Metcalfe 5 Jun, 2016 Lead Did the Through Route, which doesn't require a headtorch although one is useful. Very slimy in parts - big boot territory. The pull out of the second cave is very strenuous - look for a foothold on the left wall. No idea if we finished up Flake Route - seemed pretty hard for VD. Descended via a lot of neve, which was interesting! Couldn't find the abseil off Temple of Doom.
with Paul Beds, JohnMetcalfe
Did the Through Route, which doesn't require a headtorch although one is useful. Very slimy in parts - big boot territory. The pull out of the second cave is very strenuous - look for a foothold on the left wall. No idea if we finished up Flake Route - seemed pretty hard for VD. Descended via a lot of neve, which was interesting! Couldn't find the abseil off Temple of Doom.
with Paul Beds, JohnMetcalfe
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 TR
Bron 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Was lots harder than VD. That may have related to the difficulty getting to the start over the ice and snow and finding the start of the route. Plus the route was pretty slimy the whole way. Would have been easier dry.
Was lots harder than VD. That may have related to the difficulty getting to the start over the ice and snow and finding the start of the route. Plus the route was pretty slimy the whole way. Would have been easier dry.
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
lu 24 Oct, 2015 2nd
with Clémence, Adz
with Clémence, Adz
Hidden 24 Oct, 2015 Lead
Fergus Eakin 26 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Heggie
with Heggie
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 Lead
Heggie 26 Sep, 2015 AltLd
with Richard Delf, Fergus Eakin, Stephen Beard
with Richard Delf, Fergus Eakin, Stephen Beard
Conan 11 Sep, 2015 AltLd Wow, what a brilliant route. Loved it despite getting stuck in one of the small caves until I stripped off.
with John Jennings
Wow, what a brilliant route. Loved it despite getting stuck in one of the small caves until I stripped off.
with John Jennings
marie_p 22 Aug, 2015 2nd Lots of fun in the Tunnel variation. Just about made it through, pretty tight though. Abbed off after this due to rain and Tom leading in trainers
with mike, Eilidh, Tom
Lots of fun in the Tunnel variation. Just about made it through, pretty tight though. Abbed off after this due to rain and Tom leading in trainers
with mike, Eilidh, Tom
tomdude 22 Aug, 2015 Lead Hilariously tight. Made it through the cave and then decided to ab down West Chimney; raining so rocks were slippery (and also big and loose at crucial pull on WC). Apparently I might have been meant to go in another tunnel instead. Will be back in winter!
with eilidh cole, mike beddington, marie
Hilariously tight. Made it through the cave and then decided to ab down West Chimney; raining so rocks were slippery (and also big and loose at crucial pull on WC). Apparently I might have been meant to go in another tunnel instead. Will be back in winter!
with eilidh cole, mike beddington, marie
RebekahD ?Jul, 2015 -
with Calum
with Calum
john jennings ??, 2015 AltLd Plenty of ways to chose from deep inside the mountain. Boots on long slings behind us. Conan got stuck, actually wedged tight. Couldn't move. Brilliant.
with Conan
Plenty of ways to chose from deep inside the mountain. Boots on long slings behind us. Conan got stuck, actually wedged tight. Couldn't move. Brilliant.
with Conan
arose 4 Dec, 2014 AltLd Snow on the ground and plenty of ice about. Big boots and a small rack. great laugh
with gi
Snow on the ground and plenty of ice about. Big boots and a small rack. great laugh
with gi
gi 4 Dec, 2014 AltLd
with arose
with arose
joesmith 12 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Chris., Alfie
with Chris., Alfie
Hidden 12 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
bwestwood 10 Oct, 2014 Lead
Peter Reynolds ?Oct, 2014 -
Tasmin 20 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Had great fun on this route, though got a bit confused as to where the 'cave' part started! Unfortunately made the rookie mistake of taking my headtorch which is now in the depths of the mountain somewhere...Certainly a route for those who enjoy chimneying!
Had great fun on this route, though got a bit confused as to where the 'cave' part started! Unfortunately made the rookie mistake of taking my headtorch which is now in the depths of the mountain somewhere...Certainly a route for those who enjoy chimneying!
Craig Holden 19 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Tasmin
with Tasmin
Nigel Bond 21 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
morpcat 19 Jul, 2014 Lead dnf Climbed first chimney and found tunnel quite full of chockstones and loose rock. Maybe this is the natural order of things, but also heard a some very loud rockfall from within the depths. Ran away and will leave it to more experienced speleologists to prove that it still goes.
Climbed first chimney and found tunnel quite full of chockstones and loose rock. Maybe this is the natural order of things, but also heard a some very loud rockfall from within the depths. Ran away and will leave it to more experienced speleologists to prove that it still goes.
Jimbowaba 19 Jul, 2014 2nd
with morpcat
with morpcat
Dan Lane 31 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Lots of snow on the approach/descent...maybe approach shoes were not the best idea!
with Tim Deakin
Lots of snow on the approach/descent...maybe approach shoes were not the best idea!
with Tim Deakin
cymjt ??, 2014 -
Tim Hamlet 18 Oct, 2013 AltLd
mim tiller 18 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Feb, 2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2013 -
Hidden 6 Oct, 2012 Lead
Hidden ?Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
Cacyn 5 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with John Jackson
with John Jackson
Captain Solo 2 Jun, 2012 Solo I think I took the through route but not sure, hard to work it out. Was inclined to trend towards the light where ever possible due to failing torch batteries! Mental climbing.
I think I took the through route but not sure, hard to work it out. Was inclined to trend towards the light where ever possible due to failing torch batteries! Mental climbing.
HIGHTOWER 24 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S proper adventure! Climbed in winter boots. First pitch was hard. Took Tunnel Variation, and was stuck in it for ages, having to shead helmit, gear, guidebook and rope to get through. Quite a bit of loose stuf higher up.
with Mark Falcus
proper adventure! Climbed in winter boots. First pitch was hard. Took Tunnel Variation, and was stuck in it for ages, having to shead helmit, gear, guidebook and rope to get through. Quite a bit of loose stuf higher up.
with Mark Falcus
goadventure1 ??, 2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2012 -
Steven Carter ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf
Hidden 4 May, 2011 Lead
Hidden 4 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
brianrunner ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Lester 21 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Loved the climbing, hated the caving. I had to remove my helmet and all the gear from my harness to squeeze through the narrowest part!
Loved the climbing, hated the caving. I had to remove my helmet and all the gear from my harness to squeeze through the narrowest part!
MarcusP 25 Sep, 2010 2nd
with Jonnie, Kaja
with Jonnie, Kaja
jonnie3430 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Much better than expectations which were high already!!! My SMC Glencoe guide states that the tunnel is blocked by a rock fall. If you go to what I think is the bottom left of it you can squeeze through into the fault beyond, which can be udged up for about 15m to the squeeze hole. A-frickkin-mazing route. Squeeze below rock fall and squeeze out were only done after harness was removed!
with Marcus, Kaja
Much better than expectations which were high already!!! My SMC Glencoe guide states that the tunnel is blocked by a rock fall. If you go to what I think is the bottom left of it you can squeeze through into the fault beyond, which can be udged up for about 15m to the squeeze hole. A-frickkin-mazing route. Squeeze below rock fall and squeeze out were only done after harness was removed!
with Marcus, Kaja
Brendan 14 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Awesome! Not sure which variation we took. Glad midges don't like the dark. I think we deserve extra points for doing it with rucksacks!
with Andy
Awesome! Not sure which variation we took. Glad midges don't like the dark. I think we deserve extra points for doing it with rucksacks!
with Andy
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts ?Jul, 2009 AltLd
KeithAlexander 13 Jun, 2009 AltLd dnf took about an hour or so, with map, compass and GPS, to find the start after reaching the correct altitude, due to being immersed in thick cloud. mistakenly tried to climb with rucksacks, and left them in the cave before the second pitch. route-finding, and tunnel wriggling tricky. After emerging from the squeeze hole, Jelle took the lead into the gallery cave, and I had an abortive attempt from there up to the right of the arch, but retreated when I realised the block I was transferring to wouldn't hold me. After that, we ran out of food, and had no shoes to top out in anyway, so abbed off. From the amount of grisly tat on route, guess lots of people did the same. Will return with more food, and approach shoes.
with jelle
took about an hour or so, with map, compass and GPS, to find the start after reaching the correct altitude, due to being immersed in thick cloud. mistakenly tried to climb with rucksacks, and left them in the cave before the second pitch. route-finding, and tunnel wriggling tricky. After emerging from the squeeze hole, Jelle took the lead into the gallery cave, and I had an abortive attempt from there up to the right of the arch, but retreated when I realised the block I was transferring to wouldn't hold me. After that, we ran out of food, and had no shoes to top out in anyway, so abbed off. From the amount of grisly tat on route, guess lots of people did the same. Will return with more food, and approach shoes.
with jelle
Hidden 6 Jun, 2009 AltLd
jimorothy 31 May, 2009 Lead "Dare you enter the crypt?" Ghouls, goblins, a hangman's noose of tat, fantastic fun and hilarity, what a squeeze the 45cm exit window is. Endless exploration possible.
with Rachel Crolla
"Dare you enter the crypt?" Ghouls, goblins, a hangman's noose of tat, fantastic fun and hilarity, what a squeeze the 45cm exit window is. Endless exploration possible.
with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 5 Jun, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 24 May, 2008 AltLd dnf
Chris wilson 24 May, 2008 AltLd dnf Glorious mountain day wth big boots to cross the snow fields. A really unusual route, feels more like caving when you leave the chimney. Make sure you have your head torch on when you go into the first cave or there is a nasty surprise! We couldn't find an obvious VD route out from the 2nd cave to the top of the route so we eventually abseiled off.
with SonyaD
Glorious mountain day wth big boots to cross the snow fields. A really unusual route, feels more like caving when you leave the chimney. Make sure you have your head torch on when you go into the first cave or there is a nasty surprise! We couldn't find an obvious VD route out from the 2nd cave to the top of the route so we eventually abseiled off.
with SonyaD
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden 12 May, 2007 AltLd O/S
JdotP ?May, 2007 AltLd dnf We thought we were on Crypt route, then realised we definitely weren't. We got to the top, but we were on completely the wrong crag.
with Chris Banks
We thought we were on Crypt route, then realised we definitely weren't. We got to the top, but we were on completely the wrong crag.
with Chris Banks
Hidden 5 Nov, 2006 Lead
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jun, 2005 -
timmy-ts ??, 2005 -
Hidden 27 Apr, 2004 AltLd
Yourlead 27 Sep, 2003 AltLd Big boots, gloves & greasy rock
with Graham Penny
Big boots, gloves & greasy rock
with Graham Penny
Jamie B ?Jun, 2003 AltLd Very tight. Graham had a strange dream afterwards..
with Graham Foster
Very tight. Graham had a strange dream afterwards..
with Graham Foster
dangates ??, 2002 AltLd
with Brandy
with Brandy
alan moore ??, 2000 Solo Much as I like a bit of esoteria, this was a waste of a rare dry day...
Much as I like a bit of esoteria, this was a waste of a rare dry day...
DaveHK 6 Mar, 1999 AltLd
with Brian Dickson
with Brian Dickson
keith leonard ??, 1998 Lead
andrewbooth1000 19 Oct, 1997 2nd O/S Geoff & Matt came up after us.
with Ben Hirst
Geoff & Matt came up after us.
with Ben Hirst
Hidden 8 Aug, 1995 AltLd
IanMcC ?Aug, 1995 AltLd
with JimSh
with JimSh
Hidden ??, 1994 -
Richard Weller ?Jun, 1993 -
with Annabel Nickol
with Annabel Nickol
Andy Say 27 Aug, 1990 Solo
Hidden ?Dec, 1989 AltLd
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