200m, 7 pitches. An absolute belter of a climb which is best done as part of the A’ Chioch Ridge continuation. Add a few long slings to a light rack. Park at the Bealach na Ba viewpoint and head for the obvious mast. Just short of the summit head east and take the steep path down into Ciore a’ Chaorachain. Gain Middle Ledge by scrambling up A’ Chioch gully for 40m and then right onto a path, the start of the route is 20m past a series of low roofs and starts at an offwidth crack. Pitch 1 (30m, 4a) climb the offwidth and then over some bulges trending left to avoid the small roof, climb a fine corner to a ledge and a choice of belays. Pitch 2 (20m, 4a) thrutch up the awkward corner at the far end of the ledge. Exit right and climb easier ground to reach a thread belay on the one of the best ledges you’ll find in Scotland. Pitch 3 (40m, 4a) traverse right for 3m, enjoying an intermediate amount of exposure, and then up, past a peg runner, climb a series of horizontal breaks trending slightly left towards a chimney. Climb and exit this on the right onto another large ledge with an excellent thread belay. Pitch 4 (30m) go to the far end of the ledge (CN scratched on the rock) and climb a superb, but short-lived layback. Go right around the bulge and take the easiest line up to a chossy ledge and boulder belay. Pitch 5 (20m) scramble easily up and left over blocks to the false summit to a choice of huge belays. Head towards the formidable-looking ridge continuation by dropping down the neck and taking the surprisingly easy to follow path up huge blocks towards the well defined crack in the steepest section of the ridge. Avoid going left past the large gully. Pitch 6 (30m) climb the slab about 10m to the left of the large crack with an awkward move at half-height, to a comfortable thread belay. Pitch 7 (30m) climb up, trending right to easy ground and a choice of solid belays. Delightful scrambling over/around several false summits gets you back to the mast. Si Lynch 2009.

Ticklists: Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Classic Far Northwest, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey, Easter 2012, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, The Baron's Bucket List, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Great Gumclub Ticklist, The Original 'Classic Rock' List.

Ghastlyrabbitfat ??/2018 -
btiller87 27/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Connor
Connorh 27/Sep/17 2nd
with Ben
Hidden 12/Aug/17 2nd
Kirsty Gillan 23/Jul/17 AltLd
eaf4 23/Jul/17 AltLd
with Kirsty
Hidden 16/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/17 AltLd dnf
meanderthal 31/May/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/May/17 Lead
TommyKips 25/May/17 Lead O/S
Jimmywhyte6 12/May/17 2nd
with John Lowther
Hidden 09/May/17 Lead
arose 09/May/17 Lead
with Clients
Si 09/May/17 Lead

Working for the Army. Sunshine city; mega

Hidden 08/May/17 AltLd O/S
Midgetgem 08/May/17 -

P1, 3, 5,6,7. Led the way trying to negotiate the ridge not sure if was the quickest way as took ages but seemed to be?! Great climbing on the nose, wonderfully grippy rock, should have heeded the advise and taken a lighter rack! but my first real mountain lead taking charge 😀

genghis76 06/May/17 -
with leonide
Jamieskyemack 06/May/17 AltLd

led the final pitch

with Jen Randall, Al Gorham
DavPk 06/May/17 Lead rpt
with Dave Heritage
Ashers 29/Apr/17 AltLd
with Matt Diggle
Pigpen 29/Apr/17 AltLd

Great day out. Superbly atmospheric. Cold...

with ashers
AngelaC 18/Apr/17 AltLd
s kennedy 01/Apr/17 Lead rpt

Wet and dark, still fun in a different kind of way to last time

with ben
Liam Watson ?/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
with Miina
Hidden 28/Mar/17 Lead O/S
BnB 19/Feb/17 -

In soaking conditions in big boots. I've wanted to say that for years

Nathan Chrismas 19/Feb/17 2nd

Done in big boots in the wet.

with BnB, Guy Steven
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
Nickwild ??/2017 -
MusicalMountaineer 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Part of a long day! Alternative first pitch (hard!). Great fun route. Tough pitch 2, lovely pitch 3. Worth the stars.

Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead
Jenny Hall 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 24/Jul/16 Lead
with Jenny
Hidden 19/Jun/16 AltLd
Nomadguru 04/Jun/16 2nd

More a severe then VDiff. Doing the ridge was more tricky than the actual route!

holly138 02/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Richard Alderton 02/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1,3,4. Outstanding route. Followed by the continuation ridge which goes on and on.

with Captain P
Hidden 02/Jun/16 -
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/16 AltLd
Cecilewannaclimb ?/Jun/16 Lead
Daniela Balslev 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jeannie
niall.mckay 29/May/16 Lead

With George Bell, 14, as his second multi-pitch trad route, having done the Old Man of Stoer with George and his dad on the Friday before (with a bit of civilised seaside cragging at Reiff in between.). Now that was a weekend. Best fun route I've ever done. Fantastic position, great rock, nice climbing. Young George rock solid all the way. Abseil descent down South Gully is vile. Wet, loose, chossy and distinctly unpleasant. If I was doing it again- which I'd happily do- I'd continue up the ridge to the top and off the other side.

CaelanB 26/May/16 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed in 2 pitches.

with scott G
Hidden 26/May/16 AltLd O/S
annep 24/May/16 AltLd
Dougbart 22/May/16 Lead

First two pitches wet. Grate third pitch

with duri
alifin 19/Mar/16 2nd

Amazing route. Continued up the ridge by moonlight as we forgot the headtorches!

Piglet69 19/Mar/16 -
Hidden 14/Mar/16 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Jimbo12c ??/2016 Lead
GeorgeBell ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Hidden 04/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 14/Sep/15 2nd
holly138 14/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Jen
JenRoberts 11/Sep/15 2nd

50mph gusts meant we backed off from the scramble after the main climb. Used South Gully and abseiled down, making good use of the ab tat in situ at three locations. Very wind burnt.

with Ollie
Hidden 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

After a slightly late start (1pm, traversed on a higher terrace to the top of the climb and had to ab South Gully) we finished up the Continuation after doing the Direct Start. Finshed at mast at 9pm Feels harder than V.Diff but that might be the epic exposure. The route and rock felt gritstonesque, albeit nearly 500m long !!

matthew885 ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
clams ?/Aug/15 AltLd rpt

First two pitches wet

CatMc ?/Aug/15 AltLd
with clams
Chapstick ?/Aug/15 -
Andy Moles 06/Jul/15 Lead rpt
bigbobbyking 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
alexmcmillan 01/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Phil Aitken
PhilipA 01/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd
MarcusP 28/May/15 Lead O/S

Grim May weather. Hail and snow! Fun scramble off the top back to the radar tower.

with Monica
Nigel Coe 25/May/15 AltLd
with Margaret Parker
Hidden 25/May/15 AltLd
tompercy ?/May/15 AltLd
fuzzysheep01 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
MattKettle 08/Apr/15 2nd O/S
cjohn62 04/Apr/15 AltLd
Avinash Aujayeb ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
clanger ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
john jennings ??/2015 AltLd

Thanks to MP for the loan of forgotten quickdraws. (blush) Fantastic route that felt much harder than the given grade. Seriously exposed steep and on the day we were there, a bit wet. Superb.

with Andy
Hidden 10/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 10/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with Emma
Hidden 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
cpforbes 10/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Frances Coles
Hidden 10/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 02/Aug/14 Lead

Great route, went too far left on the second part of pitch three.

simon kimber 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Steve Woollard 17/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
uphillnow 13/Jul/14 AltLd

Approached from top and descended to route.Although wet on previous day and into the night the route was mostly dry.Fine outing with the continuation to the summit.

with Rik
freudy_love 08/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
yehti 24/Jun/14 AltLd

Lead 1 and 3

Hidden 14/Jun/14 -
Hidden 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
SarahA 11/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Bethwoodley 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Couple of awkward moves and took us quite a while to scramble off the ridge but enjoyed the climbing.

with Sarah A
lcullum7 10/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

In 4 pitches. P2 & P4

kyaizawa 10/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Did as four pitches, not seven and lead P1 & P3.

Hidden 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 -
simondunf 31/May/14 AltLd

short-pitching - great reward for heading out on a v claggy morning

with caspar
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/14 2nd
EBailey 27/May/14 AltLd
Sankey 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

From the top car park, with final ridge scramble too.

with Ed and Helen
Constant Solo 25/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/14 Lead
erbridger 13/May/14 AltLd
with nedly14
ned_85 13/May/14 AltLd
frank ramsay 12/May/14 Solo
Nemo9 29/Apr/14 AltLd
with Ian
planetmarshall 19/Apr/14 Solo

Solo in glorious bank holiday sunshine, and not a soul to be seen.

bob johnson 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Rich Ball, Bram
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
ieuanr 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Another epic. In rain showers. Topped out in the dark onto the nose. Pitches 3 and 4 were awesome. The rest was really wet meaning there were a few really hard moves where it would be easily passable in the dry. Escape down south gully was pretty wild in the dark. Great fun.

with Seamus
Shea 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Pretty big adventure, darkness set in and Ieuans headtorch broke. Did not expect there to be another 300 meters of climbing after topping out, we bailed down the gully. Tat in situ was good, left behind another sling

with Ieuan
Hidden 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
JonnoP 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2&4 then we moved together. Amazing weather and stags calling all around.

BelleVedere 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Armitage
captain_reindeer 08/Sep/13 Lead
with Alastair Grantham
tom.e 23/Jul/13 Solo O/S
JasonK 20/Jul/13 AltLd

Led first and 3rd pitch. Great relaxing day and a nice scramble after

butterflykaia 25/Jun/13 2nd
Mackinclimb 25/Jun/13 AltLd

Wet and windy

arose 23/Jun/13 AltLd

In pouring rain and high winds. Great fun if a little chilly

Hidden 13/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
sprout3099 13/Jun/13 -
with Becky Wood
poeter210 13/Jun/13 AltLd
with Byrne, adrian voss
Hidden 13/Jun/13 2nd
ill_bill 07/Jun/13 AltLd

Climbed previously.

peter.herd 06/Jun/13 AltLd

Lairig team ascent in the evening - continuation ridge in the dark. Great craic.

with Ryan Gil
Hidden 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Quallim 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Appleby
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead
xusa 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
pzkeeper 04/Jun/13 2nd

Climbing day with Martin Moran. Guide books give this severe for the first two pitches. We did the harder severe pitch on the final wall.

with Richard B
gareth scott borthwick 04/Jun/13 Lead
with Maria
joscott 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Hickman
robbiek 20/May/13 AltLd
with Alistair Everett, Darrell Read
Darrell Read 20/May/13 AltLd

Led P1&2, Alistair 3&4, Robbie 5&6 (together). Amazing day out!

Bob Hassall 09/May/13 -

What a great route! Surprising day when all around was wet and miserable.

Slick 07/May/13 Lead
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead O/S
Feeling bold 07/May/13 2nd O/S

A few surprises especially slimey corner. The continuation climb, scramble was a never ending story.

with Egons- Issy
duncana 20/Apr/13 AltLd

It was a howling gale at the car park at the top but we went for it, and much less windy, and relatively dry on the route. Great route, nice moves.

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 09/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jan/13 2nd
mjackson ??/2013 -
Conan ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
jezzadamz ??/2013 -


TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
Gawyllie 20/Oct/12 AltLd
with john meechan
Hidden 04/Oct/12 AltLd dog
Wil Treasure 04/Oct/12 Lead
Nille 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3 and subsequent continuation pitches onto the ridge

with Marcel, Peter
pitzs 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
glaramara 04/Aug/12 Lead

Brilliantly protected severe climbing, as graded in SMC guidebook. South gully descent now has good ab stations, out of interest.

with tamzin
fall-line 30/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Led 2 this time. Still think a bit sporting for VD! Did continuation ridge.

with Laurence, Job
Hidden 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Laurence Cowton 30/Jul/12 AltLd

Lead first and 4th pitches. 1st/2nd pitches were a bit wet and slimy. Hard for VD.

with Job, Donald
j.buckley87 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ClimbingGlen 20/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

pitches 2 and 4 led. great classic route. good views and exposure. Difficult exit: either a grassy scramble and ridge walk or a double abseil out!

jess 20/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

who etched CN with an arrow on the wall! shame on you, but it did help us find it!

with glen dickson
Hidden 12/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
milkyjoe 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Great fun but took a long time. The continuation scramble was also longer than I'd appreciated...

with elspeth
Alex Thomson 07/Jul/12 AltLd
Alex Thomson 07/Jul/12 AltLd
RocKalina 07/Jul/12 AltLd
with MM
Chris wilson 07/Jul/12 AltLd
with Michael, Marj
Hidden 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead
tompilgrem 05/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Excellent route, led odd pitches. Continued up the upper ridge. Started in hot sunny day and a thunderstorm hit just as reaching the end of the climbing! Only in Scotland!

with Dad
bobpilgrem 05/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route-started in blazing sun and finished in a thunder storm.The top ridge done in the rain- rather pleased to get to the top and the short walk back to car park at top of the pass.

with Tom
Dougie Harvey 03/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Took a chance with showers threatening but managed to finish just before one hit. I lead the first pitch but we linked pitches where we could after this.

with Finlay Wild
mikesuth 01/Jul/12 AltLd

Crack of noon start. Begun P1 at 1600. Weather doubtful on leaving Inverness but proved to be dry throughout with blue skies toward to end. I led P2 and P4 with some grunting groaning P2 corner. P3 best climbing to date. Reached mast at 2010.

with Simon Hayes
mattdown 16/Jun/12 AltLd

Led P1, P4 and top continuation pitch. Great climb. Rain on P6, but otherwise dry.

Baggie 16/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a trio, led pitched 3 and 6, Pitch 3 has incredible exposure, pitch 6 climbed in the wet. Climbed with continuation

Euan S 08/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Heather
Heather Milne 08/Jun/12 AltLd
with Euan
Hidden 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
jjax 04/Jun/12 AltLd β
with jason
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
jacobfinn 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led out P1, 2 and 3. Jax did 4 & 5. P3 wildly exposed but great fun. P2 difficult with packs. Fantastic day and Defo worth the four stars. Some harder moves than a vDiff!!

with jjax
Debbie Lee 03/Jun/12 AltLd
MrRiley 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Absolutely stunning! Pitch 3 is way way out there! Route and continuation ridge took longer than expected.....

Harri777 03/Jun/12 AltLd
with Stephen T, Simon H
tomdude 02/Jun/12 AltLd

HS direct start OK but bit dirty and lots of big hollow blocks....

with marie
TrollJester 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

1st mountain route after an 8yrs..... Why the hell did I stop climbing?? I love this shit!

with Phil Blackwood
Mike-W-99 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Odd pitches. A great mountaineering day out, did the continuation and the summit of Sgurr a'Chaorachain (good viewpoint of the climb)

with Fiona
marie_p 02/Jun/12 AltLd

It's not often I have the opportunity to lead something in this sort of position! Brilliant climb.

with Tom
Fiona Reid 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lovely route. Led even pitches, pitch 2 would easier without a sack

with Mike
Andy Hewison 01/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Steve T
mwicks1968 19/May/12 AltLd
niallk 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5 (we split the last one). Finished up the ridge to the top. Classic day out.

with Anne
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
KevB 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Jon Evans
jon59 04/May/12 Lead
Sean20 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Sutty22 03/May/12 AltLd O/S

An excellent end to an excellent week. I led pitches 1,3,5 and the main pitch up the nose behind. Pitch 3 is by far the highlight with magnificent exposure and superb climbing and protection.

with Sean
Si Carter 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Definitely a 'Scottish V Diff'. First pitch awkward in places and the second pitch has a tricky and quite technical start. Third pitch very atmospheric. Overall a fantastic outing.

with Ewan MacTaggart
Hidden 29/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 AltLd
LozM ??/2012 2nd

Big boots, 1 point of aid on P1

with Steve Scott, Mark J
Patzl ??/2012 -
simonty ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
m dunn ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
baileyswalk ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Fatherof2 ?/Aug/11 Lead
with Tom
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
bnewman 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing route in the sun! Parked at the top and walked down via the radio tower. Found the route no problem. Climbed the Nose then Upper Continuation. 635 meters of awesome! Easy walk to the car.

with Amelia
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Barker 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
isi_o 21/Jun/11 AltLd

Rain from 3rd pitch. Great rock and pleasant climbing.

with Graham Stuchbury
Stuzz 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P2+4. Brilliant weather, brilliant route, brilliant day. Continued along ridge to mast. Great end to a route! Felt hard for a VDiff in parts.

with Chris Hingly
AmyG 05/Jun/11 AltLd
jamestheyip 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Best V Diff I've done. Brilliant!

with Amy Goodill
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with Rich
Graham Westbrook 31/May/11 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 01/May/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd
9fingerjon 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
beds74 29/Apr/11 Lead

Loved it. Big easy classic route, nice scrambling to finish. VD....If you just had that in your tank, brown trousers!

with Rebecca Edwards
si_green99 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

did this as a continuation route after doing cioch west

with Owen Raybould, mike morgan
pebbles 25/Apr/11 AltLd

swung leads with rob. pitch 3 probably the nicest, exposed but brilliant holds.

with pete evans, rob
lithos 25/Apr/11 -

quality route, great climbing , variety of styles, never hard and well protected with wires. Nice dry rough rock in a quiet location. Parked at top and walked down so scrambled off along the ridge which was excellent fun but long (90mins from top of cioch). One to do again.

with Pete Evans
joeydurkin 22/Apr/11 Lead
with Chris W
glenngordon 22/Apr/11 AltLd
with davy watt
Jen80 22/Apr/11 2nd

Excellent route in the sunshine. Pitch 2 is a bit of an awkward struggle. Pitch 3 fantastically exposed. Would agree with the Severe grade in the SMC Guide, plenty of holds but can be tricky in places.

with Cooper
hcooper 22/Apr/11 Lead

Definitely severe per the SMC guide. Excellent route. Sun all day, good breeze to keep the temperature down. Took the gully decent from beneath the scramble/VD final section. Long day but worth it! Was passed by a soloist on the "superb ledge" at the start of P3 - made us feel uneasy just watching him step out onto the most exposed pitch!

WB 22/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Eike 24/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Bullybones ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
rurp ??/2011 Lead
Neil Henson ??/2011 -
WilliamBurnside ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
freudy_love ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
nowler 12/Oct/10 -
chapmand 10/Oct/10 Lead
nowler 09/Oct/10 -
andrewkeith 09/Oct/10 AltLd
johnkeith 09/Oct/10 AltLd

Briallant weather,goodclimbing, what more can you ask...

Hidden 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
BALD EAGLE 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with F.Bridgeford
chrissy 02/Sep/10 AltLd

Brilliant Route.

with Mo
MoWalker3 02/Sep/10 AltLd

full midge net, climbing. thanks to local book club got to applecross pub in time for lobster!

with chrissy
jepotherepo ?/Sep/10 Lead
with Helen
CurlyStevo ?/Sep/10 AltLd
with Kenny
Hidden 14/Aug/10 AltLd
cas smerdon 14/Aug/10 AltLd
with Mark S
wence 12/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Tom
tomdude 12/Aug/10 AltLd

totally brilliant. a little damp

with lawrence
MaxR 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Toby
tobyk 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Woodiee 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1 and 4 - great exposure on pitch 3! - good holds (for sandstone) tho probably severe as per smc guidebook. continued to the top by scrambling the ridge - lead headwall on right hand side at about HS (tried to pick an interesting line) then the rain set in and took 4 hrs to get back to the car moving together on wet grass over the spires :S a good mountain day!

with sam webb
Andy Moles 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Fergus, Ferdia, Rozzy
ferdia 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Fergus Cuthill, Rozzy Pedder, Andy Moles
Hidden 01/Jun/10 AltLd
Fergus Cuthill ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
mterentiusvarro ?/Jun/10 AltLd

Amazing. Dropped chalk bag... watched it fall a long way!

with Jack
George Ormerod 30/May/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a 3. Led 1st pitch and the VDiff pitch on the continuation. Top route, top day.

with Roger and Kris
jimorothy 30/May/10 AltLd

Trickiest part was the wet grass approach. Nice route, continued up ridge.

with Rachel Crolla
Roger Cruse 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Kris & George
Roget 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
with jim
adw07 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
Neil Mackenzie 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Wee Mark
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Dustin 17/May/10 AltLd O/S
TomPollock 17/May/10 AltLd O/S

A fantastic climb.I led pitches 1,3 and 5. Dustin led 2,4 and 6. Steep and exposed climbing at V.Dif with a few moves at Severe(beginning of pitch 2 was very tricky). Pitch 3 was my favourite, extremely exposed but just the right number of holds to be comfortable. With the continuation ridge at the top this was a big day out. Very memorable and great weather.

Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
blouise ?/May/10 Lead
with Guy Bromley
Pete23 ?/May/10 2nd
ZA ?/May/10 AltLd

with Catriona, Lorraine and Paul

with kenny
ZA ?/May/10 AltLd
with kenny
markhammonds 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 & 3 (we added a short extra one in between these two). Great route. Interestingly exposed. Found the 1st pitch surprisingly awkward.

DavPk 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Magnificent route in perfect weather conditions.Continued on along ridge to summit.

with Catherine Pearks
fall-line 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Definately Severe, intimidating and awkward but brilliant. Abseiled down South Gully due to time constraints.

with Mark Hammonds
smcw ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 -
jackse ??/2010 Lead

first pitch is severe. done with various partners

with kenny
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead
mark sadler ?/Sep/09 -
with john
Rosey Posey 05/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Paul
joe king 05/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Rose
becauseitsthere 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Agata
Hidden 17/Jul/09 Lead O/S
LostinLondon 13/Jul/09 2nd

led by Di Gilbert - outstanding route

Stewart B 01/Jul/09 Lead

In trainers, in the pissing rain, moving together. Great fun! Highly recommended for a wet weather day.

with Chris Everett
oliverk 28/Jun/09 AltLd

Pitches 2 and 4. Brilliant

with Michael
Hidden 25/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Steven Andrews 08/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I led 1st, 3rd and the upper part of the fourth. Stepping out on to the third pitch is deffinately the highlight.

Liam Ingram 05/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Tom B + Man Fran
munkeyseemunkeydo 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S


with Moe
jonnie3430 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Cora
Hidden 01/Jun/09 AltLd
richiegarside ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with steven Andrews
iceicebaby 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

started 6pm....finished the ridge at midnight in bright moonlight. Unforgettable!

with Sam Wood, Lisa Ferrero, Claire Newlands
frecro 17/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 3,4 and the severe route on upper buttress.

with Zoe Thornton and Mike Cross
SWalls 16/May/09 AltLd
t_stork 16/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve Walls
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
Mr.Billiams 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with Russell
dave o 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

stunning day. did the ridge loop starting from the top

with Julia H
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
decs 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with Paul
Hidden 17/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/09 Lead
steveadkinson 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Si & John
climbing_wiggy 21/Mar/09 2nd β
with John Vehnier, Martin, Leon
Lamb 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Made the route finding as difficult as possibly for ourselves. Started raining on 4th & 5th pitches.

with Robert Mannby & Dave McGregor
errrrm? 13/Oct/08 2nd

first multi-pitch climb, unforgetable. weather was superb for the middle of october. the 3rd pitch wasn't as exposed as i had imagined.

with gaz h
HIGHTOWER 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Joe Wheeler
Danny Boy Dunbar 14/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,3&5 Big boots Good Weather amazing Day.

brianrunner 10/Jul/08 AltLd

lovely climb (4th ascent I think including the direct last time and the superdirect in the distant past)

with martina
gaz.marshall 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jones
Peter Metcalfe 04/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd
sgl 21/May/08 AltLd
with Susie
Hidden 18/May/08 AltLd O/S
Spade 17/May/08 AltLd
Graham Iles 05/May/08 Solo

Climbed on a beautiful hot sunny day.

abbeywall ?/May/08 AltLd
Phill_ Thompson ?/May/08 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
Elsier 18/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Stuart
TrollJester ??/2008 Lead O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2008 -
with Clare
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 29/Sep/07 AltLd
with Jeanie
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
thebat 20/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Giles
Hidden 20/Aug/07 -
Hidden 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd
gdb4060 ?/Aug/07 -
with Dave
Hidden 23/Jul/07 AltLd
IanGilbertJones 22/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 22/Jul/07 Lead
with kim mason
Hidden 21/Jul/07 Lead
tallthinmonkey ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Rafa
Chad123 17/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Total classic route, with perfect rock and lovely, exposed moves. We moved together all the way as Alps training!

with Emily
Alastair MacSween 09/Jun/07 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Steve Waters, Mynydd 04/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Ann Sanderson
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
Sandy P 13/May/07 AltLd
with Mike Bland
sparkass ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
Phill_ Thompson ?/May/07 -
with Lucy Prins
Chris L Hill 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Dirk Wallis, Simon Pearce
Dirk Wallis 29/Apr/07 AltLd
with Chris Hill & Simon Pearce
nakedave 23/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
tomhull 23/Feb/07 -
Hidden ?/Jan/07 2nd
leigh ?/Jan/07 2nd

5 Pitches in waterproofs and rucksack - last one in 4 season boots!

with Martin
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
mshorter ??/2007 AltLd
duncan 11/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
pete dd ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Micheal Shorter
Hidden 27/Jul/06 Lead
tallthinmonkey ?/Jul/06 2nd
with Ben Wallace
steveP 12/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

with big boots!

joe king 12/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with steve petit
Hidden 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
A O 05/Jun/06 AltLd
Harry Ellis ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with Trefor Hughes
Hidden ?/Jun/06 AltLd
Alexander123 31/May/06 AltLd O/S
with David Brown
Tenko ?/May/06 -
with Wilf Welsh
BallsOfSteel ?/May/06 AltLd rpt
with alex moran
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
Neil Henson 24/Jun/05 2nd

Great route and fantastic view from one of the belays. On the way back we saw a herd of female red deer run away, the stag just stood there and looked at us. Very memorable day out.

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 24/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
sebrider ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

Amazing route, that is a three star v.dif!

Hidden ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 07/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
victim of mathematics 30/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 30/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
RAK 25/Jul/04 AltLd
with Lauri
Bob M 12/Jun/04 AltLd
with Stewart Walker
hedgehog77 10/Jun/04 AltLd
Iain Thow 27/May/04 AltLd

Led 2,3&4

with Ben Lowe
Simon Caldwell 25/May/04 AltLd O/S

then followed continuation to summit at MS. Tricky for VDiff but anyone who thinks it's Severe is in for a shock when they try a real severe!

with Carmen
DundeeDave 23/May/04 AltLd
with Eva Ticke
Ian Archer 08/May/04 AltLd O/S

Excellent Route

Captain Solo 01/May/04 Lead
with Karen
brockers ?/May/04 AltLd
with CarlZ
arose ?/Apr/04 Solo

Started raining. got blown off the crux. incredibly scared

Murr64 ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Darren McAulay
nick everett ??/2004 Lead

Superb climbing on a stunning day, sorry I rushed you Maria! Pick-your-route on the upper tier and finishing hard scramble along the ridge were essential icing on the cake.

with Maria de la Torre
Hidden 29/Jul/03 Lead
Jamie Simpson ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
with Andy Munro
JiveWeasel 31/May/03 AltLd O/S
Ann S 01/May/03 2nd

Take my advice and leave your car at the top -walk down to a point where you can cut across to the start of the climb! If you intend to do the continuation tithe top.

with Bill Harrison/Paul Murray
climbingxcat ?/Apr/03 2nd
with Brian
keith leonard ??/2003 Lead O/S

topped out in Gale force rain.

with wife
Hidden ??/2002 -
Yourlead 22/Sep/01 AltLd
with Graham Penny
Hidden ?/May/01 AltLd
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/00 AltLd
with Tim Stain
Hidden 02/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
oscaig ??/2000 Lead O/S

Led all

with Chris McNicol
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Darragh ?/Sep/99 -
with Hanna
Hidden 29/May/99 2nd O/S
jim_randell 14/May/99 Lead O/S
with DG
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
johnkeith ??/1999 AltLd

Just a lovely day out. Sunny and nice relaxed climbing on rope of three with good company

with Geordie Skelton and John Chroston
Jamie B ?/Jun/98 Lead

Descended side-gully in rainstorm. Test the anchors; I didn't like them much.

with Ingrid Baumann
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
plain kitten 10/Sep/97 -


dangates ??/1997 AltLd
with Derek Bain
kp64zl ?/Sep/96 AltLd
with Kirsten
ill_bill ?/Jun/96 AltLd
seanyt ?/Jun/96 2nd

First Multi pitch route.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 10/Mar/96 AltLd


with Emmy McCowen
Tarquin ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1996 2nd O/S
agagsgrot ?/Sep/95 Lead O/S

Lovely climb. I think this is the only climb I've done with the missus.

with Maggie
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/95 2nd
Rich ??/1995 -
AC1 ??/1995 -

and again with Neil Boyd a few years later

with Jonny Brown
Bruce Kerr 12/Oct/94 AltLd
with Mike Boyle, Rab Young
pingora 14/Jun/94 Solo
stokienomad ??/1994 -
CMacD ??/1994 -
rogerskews ??/1994 AltLd

After the main rock climbing, we scrambled onwards and upwards weaving through rock tiers etc to the very summit with stunning views for miles and miles in every direction !

with Martin Coward
Raggar 22/May/93 AltLd
with Chris B, Jon B
Hidden ?/May/93 Lead
Graham Kennedy ??/1993 AltLd
with Andrew Porter, Andrew Heward
Rog Wilko ?/May/92 AltLd

Brilliant day out. Not a good choice for your first lead at the grade, though. Only V Diff to those who climb several grades harder!

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Yourlead 21/Aug/91 Lead dnf

Traversed in too high and on wrong terrace.....THE INCEDENT WITH THE STAG!,,,,

with Ric Gregory
IanMcC ?/Jun/91 AltLd

Only led top wall by diff crack

with ColinB
Andy Say 14/Aug/90 Solo
GuyC ?/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
with Clare
alan moore ?/May/90 -

Snow showers and sunset.

phardman ??/1990 -
eroica64 30/Jul/88 Lead

Wet. Waded across braeside of frogs to get to it. Running with water and aided it.

with Paul Smethurst
rogerskews ?/May/88 -
with Bryn Roberts
Nigel Bond 25/May/87 Lead
with Martin Cash
Hidden 04/May/86 Lead
Hidden 28/May/85 AltLd
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
The Reaper 08/Aug/84 Lead O/S
babymoac ?/Sep/83 AltLd
with MTW & Paul R
Hidden ?/Jun/80 Lead
keith Lonsdale 06/Apr/80 2nd
andybirtwistle 06/Apr/80 Lead
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
tapley 05/Jul/78 Lead
with Alison Tapley
neil3965 10/Sep/77 Lead
with Julie Blythe
auldscotal ??/1977 AltLd O/S
with Ben Cooper
Martin Bennett 23/May/76 -
with JD
Peter Main 20/May/75 Lead

A fine mountaineering expedition, by far the best of 1975.

with Stew Webb
Hidden 27/Aug/71 AltLd O/S
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