Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 21 Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Sep AltLd
olekemi 20 Sep AltLd O/S In 6 excellent pitches.
with jeremy
In 6 excellent pitches.
with jeremy
jeremy 20 Sep AltLd
with olekemi
with olekemi
D.Russell 24 Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul Lead
Harry Martin 28 Jun Lead
with james smith
with james smith
WillHempstead 17 May AltLd O/S excellent! thought every pitch from p3 up had good climbing on it. went for the full insertion offwidth experiance on the needle crack, pretty pissed off to see iain bridging up it after having to deploy all my 'wideboyz' techniques to lead it
excellent! thought every pitch from p3 up had good climbing on it. went for the full insertion offwidth experiance on the needle crack, pretty pissed off to see iain bridging up it after having to deploy all my 'wideboyz' techniques to lead it
iainballantyne 17 May AltLd O/S
Gawyllie 27 Feb AltLd
admackie 27 Aug, 2018 AltLd the day after walking across in heavy rain to camp at the loch, left late to let it dry and got soaked at the top, needle crack in the rain is not a nice thing to have to do. epic day, really good route
with marconi
the day after walking across in heavy rain to camp at the loch, left late to let it dry and got soaked at the top, needle crack in the rain is not a nice thing to have to do. epic day, really good route
with marconi
marconi 27 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S More rain the higher we went, props to zirtses for leading the gopping final chimney. Camping on the beach
More rain the higher we went, props to zirtses for leading the gopping final chimney. Camping on the beach
markalmack 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Didn't find this any easier than haystack. Maybe it was the backpack...
with ctodd
Didn't find this any easier than haystack. Maybe it was the backpack...
with ctodd
Dangerous Dave 4 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt Drizzle along with wet streaks on plan A resulted in plan b
with Tim Rankin
Drizzle along with wet streaks on plan A resulted in plan b
with Tim Rankin
Hidden 4 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Goodstuff 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S P1, second half of P2, then even pitches. Magnificent, just tops Minus One Direct.
with Michael Mason
P1, second half of P2, then even pitches. Magnificent, just tops Minus One Direct.
with Michael Mason
Calum Wadsworth 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Awesome route. Did P2,4,5,7 and 9. Found P2 a little nervy in places but all there, P4 was amazing as was the needle crack at the top.
with David R
Awesome route. Did P2,4,5,7 and 9. Found P2 a little nervy in places but all there, P4 was amazing as was the needle crack at the top.
with David R
maxf 21 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitches 2, 4, 6, 8. Pitch 2 was a bit bold. The rest fun and well protected. Not sure about 3* - half the pitches were filler, loads of grass etc. But nice piece of rock!
with MARCUS
Led pitches 2, 4, 6, 8. Pitch 2 was a bit bold. The rest fun and well protected. Not sure about 3* - half the pitches were filler, loads of grass etc. But nice piece of rock!
with MARCUS
innes 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Awesome route.
with Ruth
Awesome route.
with Ruth
BPaske 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd Lead 1,3,4,7,8
Lead 1,3,4,7,8
Hidden 6 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
jamesgr87 6 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Mixed up the pitches so we both got a share of the fun. Led P2 5b pitch, crack for thin fingers & needle crag.
with Andrei
Mixed up the pitches so we both got a share of the fun. Led P2 5b pitch, crack for thin fingers & needle crag.
with Andrei
08nbrierley 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead Even pitches
Lead Even pitches
jgardiner 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd dog Led odd numbered pitches. Had a rest on the second 5b pitch and the needle crack, which was particularly hard with the rucksack and shoes strapped to the outside.
Led odd numbered pitches. Had a rest on the second 5b pitch and the needle crack, which was particularly hard with the rucksack and shoes strapped to the outside.
danimal88 3 Jul, 2018 AltLd G/U soooooo good. dances on stances with every pitch worth climbing. had fluffed pitch 2 previously so good to get it clean
with Ruari
soooooo good. dances on stances with every pitch worth climbing. had fluffed pitch 2 previously so good to get it clean
with Ruari
Hidden 29 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
MarkGrant 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Led pitch 2, 5, 7 & 8. Top corner is probably the best pitch I’ve climbed to date - amazing!
with robert durran
Led pitch 2, 5, 7 & 8. Top corner is probably the best pitch I’ve climbed to date - amazing!
with robert durran
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Dougbart 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd Great rute. If slightly cold.
Great rute. If slightly cold.
Captain Solo 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt
Matthew Glenn 17 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Bethan May Davies 29 May, 2018 AltLd Got my head stuck on the very last pitch in the eye of the needle! One to remember.
Got my head stuck on the very last pitch in the eye of the needle! One to remember.
john lynch 29 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Finally made it back to climb here. What a venue! Magical place and amazing climb. Threading the needle at the top was fun and watching beth get her helmet stuck was hilarious.
Finally made it back to climb here. What a venue! Magical place and amazing climb. Threading the needle at the top was fun and watching beth get her helmet stuck was hilarious.
lanky 27 May, 2018 AltLd Climbed after the steeple. And nearly as good. Led 1-3/4-6-8
with Aidan
Climbed after the steeple. And nearly as good. Led 1-3/4-6-8
with Aidan
Dave Payne 19 May, 2018 AltLd
bodovix 19 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Have some photos of the other party on today. Email me if you want to do a photo swap.
Have some photos of the other party on today. Email me if you want to do a photo swap.
Colin Dyer 19 May, 2018 AltLd Superb
Superb
amaterasu 19 May, 2018 -
LucaC 6 May, 2018 AltLd O/S In 7 pitches. Lead p1,2,5,6.
with Rhys
In 7 pitches. Lead p1,2,5,6.
with Rhys
Rhys Deane 6 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Luca
with Luca
mskngch 5 May, 2018 AltLd
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 5 May, 2018 AltLd
with mskngch
with mskngch
Sam Melville ??, 2018 -
mark-abz 2 Sep, 2017 AltLd
with Luigi - AMC, carr0t
with Luigi - AMC, carr0t
carr0t 2 Sep, 2017 -
HarryNewmark 2 Sep, 2017 AltLd
with Calum Irvine
with Calum Irvine
Tom Seccombe 17 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
eaf4 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd Ace. Lead first two 5b pitches. Amy did the top two pitches. Found the needle crack the hardest pitch! Great day out! At last!
with AmyG
Ace. Lead first two 5b pitches. Amy did the top two pitches. Found the needle crack the hardest pitch! Great day out! At last!
with AmyG
AmyG 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Euan led the bottom 5b pitches as I'd already led them, so much harder seconding. Top pitches awesome. Slightly damp on the day.
with eaf4
Euan led the bottom 5b pitches as I'd already led them, so much harder seconding. Top pitches awesome. Slightly damp on the day.
with eaf4
Sam Shilliday 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead P1-6 then Gemma did the rest but we managed to do it in 8 pitches instead of 9. Hard to tell if you're on route at points but looking back I think we were alright all the way. 7 hours of climbing.
Lead P1-6 then Gemma did the rest but we managed to do it in 8 pitches instead of 9. Hard to tell if you're on route at points but looking back I think we were alright all the way. 7 hours of climbing.
Gemmazrobo 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Did in 8 pitches, lead 5-8, needle crack was superb! All styles of climbing in a fantastic location, still cheesing enough at summit that waiting 3.5hrs for buddies to finish was still enjoyable, so worth it.
Did in 8 pitches, lead 5-8, needle crack was superb! All styles of climbing in a fantastic location, still cheesing enough at summit that waiting 3.5hrs for buddies to finish was still enjoyable, so worth it.
NickNixon 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with JackM92
with JackM92
JackM92 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Brilliant
Brilliant
Andy Hewison 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd dog It was a good route, although we (I) struggled with the route finding despite reading various guides. Good leads by Amy on the harder pitches, then a bad fall whilst leading ruined the day, my pelivs and climbing 'career'! 9 and a half hour rescue, 15 months of recovery and an amazing job by the MR Teams, hospital staff and family and friends that helped. Thanks to all
with AmyG
It was a good route, although we (I) struggled with the route finding despite reading various guides. Good leads by Amy on the harder pitches, then a bad fall whilst leading ruined the day, my pelivs and climbing 'career'! 9 and a half hour rescue, 15 months of recovery and an amazing job by the MR Teams, hospital staff and family and friends that helped. Thanks to all
with AmyG
Finlandia 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S A lot of teams seem to end up on the top pitches of Steeple (very good but a bit harder finish). Some guides including 1984 SMT suggest going left to slabby ramp - I think that will get you to Steeple. To stay on Needle, go a fair way right after P4. Leaning out from the belay ledge you can see the worn pink granite flake crack of the "crack for thin fingers" a short way off diagonally up right. P2 is the key pitch for me - not the most physical but quite long and delicate with routefinding and slightly harder to get good gear.
with noskki
A lot of teams seem to end up on the top pitches of Steeple (very good but a bit harder finish). Some guides including 1984 SMT suggest going left to slabby ramp - I think that will get you to Steeple. To stay on Needle, go a fair way right after P4. Leaning out from the belay ledge you can see the worn pink granite flake crack of the "crack for thin fingers" a short way off diagonally up right. P2 is the key pitch for me - not the most physical but quite long and delicate with routefinding and slightly harder to get good gear.
with noskki
noskki 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd dnf Errm not quite made it to the top... stopped on the ledge for a cup of tea and company until the rescue team arrived.
Errm not quite made it to the top... stopped on the ledge for a cup of tea and company until the rescue team arrived.
MrRiley 26 May, 2017 AltLd O/S One of the best routes I've ever done! More sustained than I thought as even the 'easy' pitches have some good/bold climbing. P2 is bold for a section but the two tricky bits have some gear, P4 is well protected but hard right off the belay as you curve up left, before amazing flake climbing and an airy traverse lead to a burly bulge. Crack for thin fingers is short and bouldery and would be very hard indeed with chubby digits. The Needle Crack is insane and was surprisingly wet - an incredible lead by Andy. 6.5 hours to the top of the difficulties. Full write up here: http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2017/06/its-not-over-til-its-over-the-needle-and-the-pause/
One of the best routes I've ever done! More sustained than I thought as even the 'easy' pitches have some good/bold climbing. P2 is bold for a section but the two tricky bits have some gear, P4 is well protected but hard right off the belay as you curve up left, before amazing flake climbing and an airy traverse lead to a burly bulge. Crack for thin fingers is short and bouldery and would be very hard indeed with chubby digits. The Needle Crack is insane and was surprisingly wet - an incredible lead by Andy. 6.5 hours to the top of the difficulties. Full write up here: http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2017/06/its-not-over-til-its-over-the-needle-and-the-pause/
Little AndyH 26 May, 2017 AltLd
with MrRiley
with MrRiley
avmpsycho 25 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with James Buckley
with James Buckley
j.buckley87 25 May, 2017 Lead Led all pitches, except the final 5m chimney. Fantastic route, confusing topo for he section between thin finger crack and the massive crack, worked out well though.
Led all pitches, except the final 5m chimney. Fantastic route, confusing topo for he section between thin finger crack and the massive crack, worked out well though.
centurion05 6 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Ben thynne
with Ben thynne
nuts and bolts ??, 2017 -
nuts and bolts ??, 2017 -
Hidden ??, 2017 Lead O/S
Euan Todd 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd This was a cold day! Credit to Rick and Hugh for getting me up this, I only led the pitch up to the Needle crack - had a go at it, but came down as I wasn't too happy with the damp slime in places. Great climbing throughout, particularly the 5b pitch 4 (with the leftwards traverse along the ledge) and the Needle crack. Topped out just in time to get some sun, what a day!
with Hugh Simons, Richard
This was a cold day! Credit to Rick and Hugh for getting me up this, I only led the pitch up to the Needle crack - had a go at it, but came down as I wasn't too happy with the damp slime in places. Great climbing throughout, particularly the 5b pitch 4 (with the leftwards traverse along the ledge) and the Needle crack. Topped out just in time to get some sun, what a day!
with Hugh Simons, Richard
Hugh Simons 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S 1st pitch was wet so had to take an alternative line up right, which involved some pretty tenuous climbing on some big run-outs on new ground! Ended up getting to the ledge in 2 pitches because of this. Annoyed to have missed the proper line, but the 2nd pitch up to the ledge was still 5b above a questionable shallow spike runner - exciting! I lead P1+2, Richard P4,5,6, Euan P7, and me P8+9. Pitch 4 (5b) was great, the Needle corner pitch (P8) was one of the best pitches I've lead in the mountains. Such a good setting. It was quite damp and slimy in places which made it extra rewarding! Topped out to a beautiful sunset, amazing day.
1st pitch was wet so had to take an alternative line up right, which involved some pretty tenuous climbing on some big run-outs on new ground! Ended up getting to the ledge in 2 pitches because of this. Annoyed to have missed the proper line, but the 2nd pitch up to the ledge was still 5b above a questionable shallow spike runner - exciting! I lead P1+2, Richard P4,5,6, Euan P7, and me P8+9. Pitch 4 (5b) was great, the Needle corner pitch (P8) was one of the best pitches I've lead in the mountains. Such a good setting. It was quite damp and slimy in places which made it extra rewarding! Topped out to a beautiful sunset, amazing day.
Richard Abel 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd
CRead 11 Sep, 2016 AltLd dnf Strong winds, cold and fear turned us back about 60m up, hella intimidating!
Strong winds, cold and fear turned us back about 60m up, hella intimidating!
tom_drysdale 11 Sep, 2016 AltLd dnf Led the first pitch and Connor started on the second but backed off because of really strong winds, cold and ripped climbing shoes. Will have another go soon!!
with CRead
Led the first pitch and Connor started on the second but backed off because of really strong winds, cold and ripped climbing shoes. Will have another go soon!!
with CRead
Hidden 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
tompercy 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S First four pitches of The Needle and top three of The Steeple
First four pitches of The Needle and top three of The Steeple
Robertgiddy 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd Great route, hellish midgeys spoiled the first 3 pitches a bit though... Lead p1, 6,7,8,9
Great route, hellish midgeys spoiled the first 3 pitches a bit though... Lead p1, 6,7,8,9
Gordon Lacey 15 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Lead 2nd , 5th, 7th and 9th pitches . Great day out , 1st and 8th pitches slightly damp .
Lead 2nd , 5th, 7th and 9th pitches . Great day out , 1st and 8th pitches slightly damp .
Martin McKenna - UKC 15 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Amazing route! Did 1st, 3rd + 4th, 6th, 8th pitches which were all brilliant. We saw a herd of reindeer cooling off on the snow patch as we walked in. Some place up there!
Amazing route! Did 1st, 3rd + 4th, 6th, 8th pitches which were all brilliant. We saw a herd of reindeer cooling off on the snow patch as we walked in. Some place up there!
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Jamie Skelton 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S lead 1,3,4,6,7,8,9
with Pete Chuthill
lead 1,3,4,6,7,8,9
with Pete Chuthill
dan-8990 9 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with JC
with JC
Sam Marks 8 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Exciting wet 5b pitch. Done the Neeple, suppose ill have to go and do the steedle now...
Exciting wet 5b pitch. Done the Neeple, suppose ill have to go and do the steedle now...
Hidden 8 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Dr Toph 5 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S Spooky, had entire Avon Basin to myself. https://naranjoclimbs.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/scotland-warming-up/
Spooky, had entire Avon Basin to myself. https://naranjoclimbs.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/scotland-warming-up/
metrorat 1 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Led blocks, running some pitches together. Accidentally finished up the last two pitches of another mystery route due to my poor route finding after the crack for thin fingers. Euan led p1-4 and the top-out I led 5-8. Cracking day out, but an arduous approach scrambling down a choss and snow-filled gully to the base of the route after leaving bags at the top.
with Euan Maharg
Led blocks, running some pitches together. Accidentally finished up the last two pitches of another mystery route due to my poor route finding after the crack for thin fingers. Euan led p1-4 and the top-out I led 5-8. Cracking day out, but an arduous approach scrambling down a choss and snow-filled gully to the base of the route after leaving bags at the top.
with Euan Maharg
annep 29 May, 2016 AltLd Lead odd numbers.
Lead odd numbers.
mzchambers 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead even number pitches
with annep
Lead even number pitches
with annep
JoeMortimer 29 May, 2016 AltLd
with Jack Morris
with Jack Morris
Adam Hill 14 May, 2016 AltLd Crag in perfect condition, although very cold. Plenty of snow on the approach. We found the needle crack to be the crux pitch after finding the 5b pitches much easier. Full body pump warmed chilling limbs and the final squeeze through the needle required dislodging 5ft icicles for a surreal birthing experience into the setting sun. 11 hours round trip. Fantastic adventure.
with Simon
Crag in perfect condition, although very cold. Plenty of snow on the approach. We found the needle crack to be the crux pitch after finding the 5b pitches much easier. Full body pump warmed chilling limbs and the final squeeze through the needle required dislodging 5ft icicles for a surreal birthing experience into the setting sun. 11 hours round trip. Fantastic adventure.
with Simon
hamish2016 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead P1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
with Ben C
Lead P1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
with Ben C
benclimbing 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2 & 7. Pitch 2 felt serious in places. I certainly didn't want to test out many of my gear placements! Great route. Pitch 4 is an excellent pitch. The Needle crack is a very traditional pitch!
with Hamish Dunn
Led pitch 2 & 7. Pitch 2 felt serious in places. I certainly didn't want to test out many of my gear placements! Great route. Pitch 4 is an excellent pitch. The Needle crack is a very traditional pitch!
with Hamish Dunn
matt perks ??, 2016 -
jack morris 94 ??, 2016 -
Annaclaire16 18 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S A great day out stolen from the autumn, we'll have to come back for the proper finish! Blaeberries on every belay! Optimistically set off in dark from ski centre! It didn't seem to have rained much lately but no one seemed to have told the dripping cracks that. Heavy dark grey sky & cold rock all day! Micro cams handy. Quite a lot of pegs and stuck nuts/cams in this route, perhaps 20 for whole route, most in not great condition, cracked pegs/ dodgy old nuts etc, none I think essential. In pitch 2, the cracks are mostly rather shallow and open so whilst there a good number of holds, don't saunter past good gear placements, there are just enough. (The only fixed gear in that pitch is an uninspiring micronut under the final overhang). Also on pitch 2 so long as your ropes are 50m then carry on to the ledge for a comfy belay rather than belaying semi-hanging a few metres below. Too blindly following some old chalk traces we carried on straight up and arrived at the foot of the Steeple corner. Phew, managed it free, just! Reading others' comments, this seems to be a pretty common error and gives a good route always on reasonably sound rock and gear but if you want to keep to Needle, stay right after pitch 4, the first 5b pitch.
with Simon
A great day out stolen from the autumn, we'll have to come back for the proper finish! Blaeberries on every belay! Optimistically set off in dark from ski centre! It didn't seem to have rained much lately but no one seemed to have told the dripping cracks that. Heavy dark grey sky & cold rock all day! Micro cams handy. Quite a lot of pegs and stuck nuts/cams in this route, perhaps 20 for whole route, most in not great condition, cracked pegs/ dodgy old nuts etc, none I think essential. In pitch 2, the cracks are mostly rather shallow and open so whilst there a good number of holds, don't saunter past good gear placements, there are just enough. (The only fixed gear in that pitch is an uninspiring micronut under the final overhang). Also on pitch 2 so long as your ropes are 50m then carry on to the ledge for a comfy belay rather than belaying semi-hanging a few metres below. Too blindly following some old chalk traces we carried on straight up and arrived at the foot of the Steeple corner. Phew, managed it free, just! Reading others' comments, this seems to be a pretty common error and gives a good route always on reasonably sound rock and gear but if you want to keep to Needle, stay right after pitch 4, the first 5b pitch.
with Simon
Fat Andy Heff 2 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 19 Sep, 2015 -
Steve Perry 15 Sep, 2015 AltLd I did P2, 3, 5, 7 The Needle crag is immense, the exposure is like climbing up the outside of a skyscraper. Thing is though all the other pitches are fantastic P2 (5b), P4 (5b), Crack for thin fingers (5a) are brilliant too. Hardest physical pitch is P2 but The Crack for Thin Fingers has a hard crux and save some in the tank for the Needle Crack. 4****
I did P2, 3, 5, 7 The Needle crag is immense, the exposure is like climbing up the outside of a skyscraper. Thing is though all the other pitches are fantastic P2 (5b), P4 (5b), Crack for thin fingers (5a) are brilliant too. Hardest physical pitch is P2 but The Crack for Thin Fingers has a hard crux and save some in the tank for the Needle Crack. 4****
masa-alpin 15 Sep, 2015 AltLd I lead P1, P4, P6+7, P9 and Steve did P2, P3, P5, P8. The rock was damp and the conditions far from ideal; P4(5b) was easier than many pitches including P1(4b) , P2(5b) was E2 5c, P6(Crack for thin fingers) was 5c on slimy rock, etc. The penltimate pitch (Needle Crack) was awesome! Dawn to Twilight – 13.5 hours from carpark to carpark.
I lead P1, P4, P6+7, P9 and Steve did P2, P3, P5, P8. The rock was damp and the conditions far from ideal; P4(5b) was easier than many pitches including P1(4b) , P2(5b) was E2 5c, P6(Crack for thin fingers) was 5c on slimy rock, etc. The penltimate pitch (Needle Crack) was awesome! Dawn to Twilight – 13.5 hours from carpark to carpark.
guitarshane 10 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Good stuff, the 2nd 5b pitch was amazing climbing, thought the needle pitch was hardest. Very windy day but great to get it done
with Mike
Good stuff, the 2nd 5b pitch was amazing climbing, thought the needle pitch was hardest. Very windy day but great to get it done
with Mike
Mihkel 10 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S The early 5b pitches are good but Needle Crack (a 5a corner-chimney at the top of the route) felt the crux of the whole route - which I led after Shane backed off it - although I did climb the outside of the crack (it was wet inside) and I suspect the pitch is graded for just getting 'in' the crack. Good climbing but too intermittent to be worth four stars. Done on a windy, cool day.
with Shane (from Moray)
The early 5b pitches are good but Needle Crack (a 5a corner-chimney at the top of the route) felt the crux of the whole route - which I led after Shane backed off it - although I did climb the outside of the crack (it was wet inside) and I suspect the pitch is graded for just getting 'in' the crack. Good climbing but too intermittent to be worth four stars. Done on a windy, cool day.
with Shane (from Moray)
R0bbie 23 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Taba
with Taba
smokeyj ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S lead pitches 3.5.7.9
with DannyC
lead pitches 3.5.7.9
with DannyC
rob16 7 Jul, 2015 AltLd
mim tiller 27 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Night ascent, bit wet and cold in places but still awesome!
Night ascent, bit wet and cold in places but still awesome!
RebekahD 27 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with Tim Miller
with Tim Miller
mjackson 16 Jun, 2015 2nd
Graham Westbrook 16 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Led all pitches. Started to rain on the Needle pitch but luckily it didn't get too heavy. Probably the best route I've ever done. Freezing when we topped out. Very long day but sensational nonetheless.
Led all pitches. Started to rain on the Needle pitch but luckily it didn't get too heavy. Probably the best route I've ever done. Freezing when we topped out. Very long day but sensational nonetheless.
Lawrie Brand 15 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Second pitch probably the crux with tricky route finding. Needle crack will live long in the memory.. Classic stuff!
with Robin Jeffery
Second pitch probably the crux with tricky route finding. Needle crack will live long in the memory.. Classic stuff!
with Robin Jeffery
mattkemp70 ?Jun, 2015 AltLd dog A rest or two on the needle crack!
with Sam
A rest or two on the needle crack!
with Sam
Jacob Phillips ??, 2015 Lead
peter.clarkson1 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S very good route with lots of variety. Was very glad of bomber protection on the needle crack as it was soaked!
with dave douglas
very good route with lots of variety. Was very glad of bomber protection on the needle crack as it was soaked!
with dave douglas
Dave Douglas 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S 2nd pitch felt fully E1! Rest was straightforward apart from the wet needle crack which was a fine lead in the wet by Pete. Just an amazing mountain experience.
2nd pitch felt fully E1! Rest was straightforward apart from the wet needle crack which was a fine lead in the wet by Pete. Just an amazing mountain experience.
arose 10 Sep, 2014 AltLd pretty wet in places. needle crack very wet!
pretty wet in places. needle crack very wet!
Mackinclimb 10 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd rpt
Gudge 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd rpt P2 (belayed at 40m below steep rib), P4, P7 & P9. Sent Neil the wrong way on P1 due to following the line given incorrectly in SMC 2005 Scottish Rock Climbs (SMC 2007 The Cairngorms gives the correct line & description for this pitch)! Bit damp on P1, P2 & P8 but still as good as first time I did it - what a brilliant route!
with ned_85
P2 (belayed at 40m below steep rib), P4, P7 & P9. Sent Neil the wrong way on P1 due to following the line given incorrectly in SMC 2005 Scottish Rock Climbs (SMC 2007 The Cairngorms gives the correct line & description for this pitch)! Bit damp on P1, P2 & P8 but still as good as first time I did it - what a brilliant route!
with ned_85
ned_85 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd
with Gudge
with Gudge
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
twoplates 22 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with dave sharpe
with dave sharpe
malone 11 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with tom shaw
with tom shaw
robpartridge ?Jul, 2014 AltLd
with GraMc
with GraMc
Steve Perry 12 Jun, 2014 AltLd dnf
with Seren
with Seren
CaelanB 31 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Where it all began for me, done whilst still at high school.
Where it all began for me, done whilst still at high school.
Samuel Wainwright 31 May, 2014 AltLd O/S The 2nd pitch is quite serious, absolutely stunning route though! http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/threading-needle.html
with Caelan
The 2nd pitch is quite serious, absolutely stunning route though! http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/threading-needle.html
with Caelan
Captain Solo 29 May, 2014 AltLd rpt A bit cold and greasy for first couple of pitches but improved after that. Led pitches I seconded last time around.
A bit cold and greasy for first couple of pitches but improved after that. Led pitches I seconded last time around.
Hidden 29 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Billy 20 May, 2014 Lead
with thomas horrocks
with thomas horrocks
Hidden 16 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Tim_Gomersall 16 May, 2014 AltLd
with McBain
with McBain
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd
chapmand ??, 2014 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2013 AltLd
planetmarshall 4 Aug, 2013 AltLd Alternate leads but James did the hard stuff. The needle pitch is sensational. A bit concerned about the amount of loose rock at the top, though. No one else to be seen on a windy but otherwise great day.
Alternate leads but James did the hard stuff. The needle pitch is sensational. A bit concerned about the amount of loose rock at the top, though. No one else to be seen on a windy but otherwise great day.
james1978 4 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 30 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 AltLd
bnewman 16 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led p.1,2,5,6. Pitch 2 is amazing, and the hard pitch of the route I think. Thin fingers crack was shorter and harder than expected. Johannes did well leading the needle pitch which seems very intimidating! Fantastic day out!
with Johannes
Led p.1,2,5,6. Pitch 2 is amazing, and the hard pitch of the route I think. Thin fingers crack was shorter and harder than expected. Johannes did well leading the needle pitch which seems very intimidating! Fantastic day out!
with Johannes
MonkeyDawson 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Simon Smith
with Simon Smith
GaryK 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S An excellent outing. We left our sacks at the top of the crag and took only a hydration rucksack. Wires, cams and hexes all worked well. Some old pegs in-situ, most are very old & of dubious value.
with Roger Webb, Martin Hind
An excellent outing. We left our sacks at the top of the crag and took only a hydration rucksack. Wires, cams and hexes all worked well. Some old pegs in-situ, most are very old & of dubious value.
with Roger Webb, Martin Hind
Lone Rider 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd Nothing particularly hard but a good day out.Light rack and seconds coming up together speeded things up overtaking young Inverness team on Steeple allowed us to gloat a bit.
with Gary Kinsey, Roger Webb
Nothing particularly hard but a good day out.Light rack and seconds coming up together speeded things up overtaking young Inverness team on Steeple allowed us to gloat a bit.
with Gary Kinsey, Roger Webb
Coel Hellier 12 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Stu
with Stu
s kennedy 12 Jul, 2013 AltLd rpt first two pitches of steeple then the needle to the top, very good
with coel
first two pitches of steeple then the needle to the top, very good
with coel
The Big Sender 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S stunning route, good intro to this beast of a crag.
stunning route, good intro to this beast of a crag.
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led even pitches. The best mountain route I have climbed in Scotland. Last pitch one of the most interesting I have ever seen, possible to employ every technique imaginable on it. Somehow missed the crack for thin fingers pitch and accidentally climbed the corner of the Steeple before realising the mistake and abbing off it to finish the Needle as normal.
Led even pitches. The best mountain route I have climbed in Scotland. Last pitch one of the most interesting I have ever seen, possible to employ every technique imaginable on it. Somehow missed the crack for thin fingers pitch and accidentally climbed the corner of the Steeple before realising the mistake and abbing off it to finish the Needle as normal.
Liam Ingram 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P2, 5 and 6. Needle crack pitch is a beast. Brilliant route.
Led P2, 5 and 6. Needle crack pitch is a beast. Brilliant route.
pete87abs 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Great route with great lads
with Graham, rob
Great route with great lads
with Graham, rob
brianrunner 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd Back again to this brilliant route with Martina (last time was 2001). Perfect conditions, dry and no midgies. Fantastic!
with martina
Back again to this brilliant route with Martina (last time was 2001). Perfect conditions, dry and no midgies. Fantastic!
with martina
Rachel Slater 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead the crux pitches and a few others. Nice, long route with good, varied climbing but no single pitch was amazing. A group caused some rockfall above us which was really scary!
with Olli-C
Lead the crux pitches and a few others. Nice, long route with good, varied climbing but no single pitch was amazing. A group caused some rockfall above us which was really scary!
with Olli-C
Olli-C 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Felt propper ill. Eyes couldn't focus the rock, almost fell asleep belaying. Managed to lead P1, P5 (half of it), the crack for thin fingers (P6) and half of needle crack after Rach used up all the gear and crawled into the chimney and belayed while standing on a chockstone. Slept Well. Longest route so far.
Felt propper ill. Eyes couldn't focus the rock, almost fell asleep belaying. Managed to lead P1, P5 (half of it), the crack for thin fingers (P6) and half of needle crack after Rach used up all the gear and crawled into the chimney and belayed while standing on a chockstone. Slept Well. Longest route so far.
Uisdean hawthorn 29 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
StuMsg 29 Jun, 2013 AltLd Lead pitches 3, 6 and 9 (involved removing the helmet to fit through!)
Lead pitches 3, 6 and 9 (involved removing the helmet to fit through!)
simon_D 13 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S awesome route!
with Geoff
awesome route!
with Geoff
geoff.comley 13 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Great climb, I think mainly because of the ground it covers and the crag it is on. Last pitch is the memorable one for me, along with the small traverse under the roof.
with simon_D
Great climb, I think mainly because of the ground it covers and the crag it is on. Last pitch is the memorable one for me, along with the small traverse under the roof.
with simon_D
RKirke 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Got a bit lost at the end and finished up the Steeple. It was still an amazing climb
Got a bit lost at the end and finished up the Steeple. It was still an amazing climb
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Natalie feather ?Jun, 2013 AltLd
captain ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Josiemc ??, 2013 -
captain ??, 2013 -
DaveHK 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd
French Erick 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S savaged by midges all the way... took 5 stars of the 4 stars route. Marred a classic. Despite seeing that some of the climbing was great, I mostly did not enjoy the day. Shame really.
savaged by midges all the way... took 5 stars of the 4 stars route. Marred a classic. Despite seeing that some of the climbing was great, I mostly did not enjoy the day. Shame really.
SuperMike64 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
peter.herd 10 Aug, 2012 AltLd Rory lead crux + thin fingers crack. I reverted my decision at the last minute and lead the Needle crack which is the most exposed and amazing mountain pitch i've done. Bluebird day and warm slabs on the plateau. Awesome.
with Rory Brown
Rory lead crux + thin fingers crack. I reverted my decision at the last minute and lead the Needle crack which is the most exposed and amazing mountain pitch i've done. Bluebird day and warm slabs on the plateau. Awesome.
with Rory Brown
Hidden 10 Aug, 2012 AltLd
GraMc 21 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S great day out despite being horrifically hungover!
with kevin mcgrath
great day out despite being horrifically hungover!
with kevin mcgrath
Vicki M ?Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Don, Mina
with Don, Mina
Hidden 28 Mar, 2012 Lead
PAJames 27 Mar, 2012 - Amazing! http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/27-03-12-needle-shelterstone-cairngorms.html
Amazing! http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/27-03-12-needle-shelterstone-cairngorms.html
Hidden ?Mar, 2012 -
Patzl ??, 2012 -
Patzl ??, 2012 -
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
JonG ??, 2012 -
cuthill76 30 Jul, 2011 Lead Led all pitches except the last. Needle crack pitch interesting after a long day.
Led all pitches except the last. Needle crack pitch interesting after a long day.
Hidden 29 Jul, 2011 AltLd rpt
glenngordon 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with pamela millar
with pamela millar
david wands 14 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S amazing route. this is why we go into the mountains!
amazing route. this is why we go into the mountains!
tim newton 14 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S The needle crack was the highlight. Didn't know what was coming and was expecting a nice 5a bridge up the corner to find an offwidth corner chimney...really made the route. i think i'll always remember my surprise as i peered up at it. felt great at the top of it and threading the needle. one of the most enjoyable and varied climbs ive done.
The needle crack was the highlight. Didn't know what was coming and was expecting a nice 5a bridge up the corner to find an offwidth corner chimney...really made the route. i think i'll always remember my surprise as i peered up at it. felt great at the top of it and threading the needle. one of the most enjoyable and varied climbs ive done.
Anna_wells 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Tom _ Stork
with Tom _ Stork
t_stork 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd Amazing, from the moment you leave the ground to the final squeeze through the chimney.
with Anna Wells
Amazing, from the moment you leave the ground to the final squeeze through the chimney.
with Anna Wells
Carol Goodall 25 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S started with the first pitch and threaded needle on the last
started with the first pitch and threaded needle on the last
jonnie3430 25 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome! Every pitch is interesting. I thought the crack for thin fingers the crux though, (just in case you thought it was over after the two 5b pitches!) Top crack damp.
with Carol
Awesome! Every pitch is interesting. I thought the crack for thin fingers the crux though, (just in case you thought it was over after the two 5b pitches!) Top crack damp.
with Carol
Lasma 5 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with henwardian
with henwardian
henwardian 5 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Got a bit off route on pitches 4 and 5. Also against all the evidence of chalk, rock wear, guidebook description and piton was still trying to enter the grove of stone bastion for far too long before remembering there are no 6a/b moves on Needle!
with Lasma
Got a bit off route on pitches 4 and 5. Also against all the evidence of chalk, rock wear, guidebook description and piton was still trying to enter the grove of stone bastion for far too long before remembering there are no 6a/b moves on Needle!
with Lasma
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 Lead
tallthinmonkey 30 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Rafa
with Rafa
Ken Applegate 30 Apr, 2011 AltLd Stayed beneath the Shelterstone having climbed the Steeple the previous day. Amazing route! Led P 1,3,5,6,8
with Dave Kirby
Stayed beneath the Shelterstone having climbed the Steeple the previous day. Amazing route! Led P 1,3,5,6,8
with Dave Kirby
Hidden 18 Apr, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Murdoch Jamieson
with Murdoch Jamieson
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Andy Moles 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
burto 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with adam russel
with adam russel
ferdia 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
James Gordon ?Aug, 2010 -
sebrider 25 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Fantastic, especialy the 8th pitch, one of my top pitchs climbed ever! 2nd pitch was my crux and felt bold.
with Sophie
Fantastic, especialy the 8th pitch, one of my top pitchs climbed ever! 2nd pitch was my crux and felt bold.
with Sophie
sophiecb 25 Jul, 2010 2nd
Ben Sharp 23 Jul, 2010 2nd
with simon_D
with simon_D
Hidden 23 Jul, 2010 AltLd
simon_D 23 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S After initial route finding and gully crossing antics we re-gained the route for the thin fingers crack and so on...the Needle crack - majestic, bold, wide, deep, beautiful!
with Ben
After initial route finding and gully crossing antics we re-gained the route for the thin fingers crack and so on...the Needle crack - majestic, bold, wide, deep, beautiful!
with Ben
bnewman 5 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf Lead pitch one in the rain. Abseiled off. Can't wait to get back on it.
with Johannes
Lead pitch one in the rain. Abseiled off. Can't wait to get back on it.
with Johannes
robertmichaellovell 3 Jul, 2010 AltLd BOOM!
with tomdude
BOOM!
with tomdude
tomdude 3 Jul, 2010 AltLd totally awesome. top crack is amazing. led 3,4, and 7,8. strictly alternating pitches would seem a little unfair!
totally awesome. top crack is amazing. led 3,4, and 7,8. strictly alternating pitches would seem a little unfair!
Captain Solo 3 Jul, 2010 AltLd A fantastic climb, we switched leads so we both got a 5a and a 5b pitch each. The needle crack is superb
with pete123
A fantastic climb, we switched leads so we both got a 5a and a 5b pitch each. The needle crack is superb
with pete123
Chad123 26 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Only did top section after doing the Spire but loved the pitches, great link up....
Only did top section after doing the Spire but loved the pitches, great link up....
jpc1 25 Jun, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 25 Jun, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 16 Jun, 2010 2nd
ajtay 15 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf Too cold on Dan's fingers. Did pitch 1 and 2, then abbed. A bit of info - this route was dry in less than 24 hours after heavy rain. In mid June the bottom pitches are in the sun until 11am, then the last pitches get the sun from 7.30 pm until 9.00 ish.
Too cold on Dan's fingers. Did pitch 1 and 2, then abbed. A bit of info - this route was dry in less than 24 hours after heavy rain. In mid June the bottom pitches are in the sun until 11am, then the last pitches get the sun from 7.30 pm until 9.00 ish.
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
telemarker 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd β Finally ticked it today after backing off it before, nackered. Great adventure.
with Paul F
Finally ticked it today after backing off it before, nackered. Great adventure.
with Paul F
freudy_love 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Had done the first three pitches before, then bailed off onto "Postern", but the top six were clean onsight today. Second top "chimney crack" pitch was just awesome. Had to take off camelbak, helmet and slings across chest to wriggle through the "eye" at the top :D
with Stewart Munro
Had done the first three pitches before, then bailed off onto "Postern", but the top six were clean onsight today. Second top "chimney crack" pitch was just awesome. Had to take off camelbak, helmet and slings across chest to wriggle through the "eye" at the top :D
with Stewart Munro
martrin 20 Sep, 2009 Lead i did the easy pitches, they were wet
with Ross Jervis
i did the easy pitches, they were wet
with Ross Jervis
kevg 18 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Pete M
with Pete M
Tim Hamlet 10 Sep, 2009 AltLd epic! benighted at the crux pitch.
epic! benighted at the crux pitch.
twright180 ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S awesome!
awesome!
Hidden 22 Aug, 2009 AltLd
stuaart 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd dnf Emily led P1, P3; Thom led P2, P4, P6, P7+8 (run together); I led P5. Rained every now and then throughout the climb. Backed off top pitch and abbed off in 3 abseils.
with Thom Simmons, emily roo
Emily led P1, P3; Thom led P2, P4, P6, P7+8 (run together); I led P5. Rained every now and then throughout the climb. Backed off top pitch and abbed off in 3 abseils.
with Thom Simmons, emily roo
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd dnf
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd dnf
peterp ?Aug, 2009 AltLd intense
with Pablo, Sully
intense
with Pablo, Sully
Hidden 2 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 29 Jun, 2009 AltLd First route on this brilliant crag, Val leads thin fingers and Needle pitch. Brill. Camp out
First route on this brilliant crag, Val leads thin fingers and Needle pitch. Brill. Camp out
groovypiper 25 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Pete (old)
with Pete (old)
Hidden 24 Jun, 2009 AltLd
Stewart B 23 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S Lead Pitches 2,4,6,8. Pitch 8 is absolutely brilliant!
with Karen McIntyre
Lead Pitches 2,4,6,8. Pitch 8 is absolutely brilliant!
with Karen McIntyre
Chris wilson 21 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S Great route with varied, exciting climbing. I led the odd numbered pitches. The chimney/corner pitch (P8) was wet and slimy inside the chimney, but its still a fantastic pitch if you can bridge/layback the chimney rather than resorting to traditional chimney techniques.
with jored
Great route with varied, exciting climbing. I led the odd numbered pitches. The chimney/corner pitch (P8) was wet and slimy inside the chimney, but its still a fantastic pitch if you can bridge/layback the chimney rather than resorting to traditional chimney techniques.
with jored
jored ?Jun, 2009 Lead
with Chris W
with Chris W
jamestheyip 31 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Carlos
with Carlos
andymoin 31 May, 2009 AltLd O/S An amazing route!!! The first pitch was a good warm up for what was to come... the first 5b pitch was the crux for me and was seriously scary, with hard moves and only sufficient gear, had to give myself a talking to several times. The second 5b involved some awesome thugy flakes interspersed with a delicate traverse and felt much easier. The crack for thin hands was great but shorter than I imagined. The needle crack was an amazing pitch one of the best I've climbed, with 7 pitches of exposure, absorbing corner/thin chimney climbing and great gear. Led pitches 2,4,8.
with adw07
An amazing route!!! The first pitch was a good warm up for what was to come... the first 5b pitch was the crux for me and was seriously scary, with hard moves and only sufficient gear, had to give myself a talking to several times. The second 5b involved some awesome thugy flakes interspersed with a delicate traverse and felt much easier. The crack for thin hands was great but shorter than I imagined. The needle crack was an amazing pitch one of the best I've climbed, with 7 pitches of exposure, absorbing corner/thin chimney climbing and great gear. Led pitches 2,4,8.
with adw07
Hidden 31 May, 2009 AltLd
duncana 24 May, 2009 AltLd Excellent route, had to pull gear couple of times, but loved top corner; wussed out of "threading the needle" at top and went out the front
with Pippa Archer
Excellent route, had to pull gear couple of times, but loved top corner; wussed out of "threading the needle" at top and went out the front
with Pippa Archer
gaz.marshall 24 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Neil
with Neil
Johann ?May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Alex Wheeldon
with Alex Wheeldon
barney_edin ??, 2009 AltLd
Adam Henly 27 Jul, 2008 2nd
with Henning Wackenhage
with Henning Wackenhage
hwackerhage 27 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S It started to rain heavily while I was stuck in the Needle offwidth. Climbing Teflon must be easier!
with Adam
It started to rain heavily while I was stuck in the Needle offwidth. Climbing Teflon must be easier!
with Adam
s kennedy 5 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove, michel mcghie
with mark mosgrove, michel mcghie
michael83 5 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Mark, Stuart
with Mark, Stuart
Hidden 5 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
mulletcocktail2000 5 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S paul led even i led odd pitches. a classic in every way. the face steepens as you gain height. last two pitches proving very intimidating and exposed.
with paul
paul led even i led odd pitches. a classic in every way. the face steepens as you gain height. last two pitches proving very intimidating and exposed.
with paul
Paulww 5 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
freudy_love ?Jul, 2008 AltLd dnf
with Stewart Munro
with Stewart Munro
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 Lead
telemarker ?Jul, 2008 AltLd dnf Got to the top of pitch 3 and we were to tired to continue so back off and finished up Postern. Top couple of pitches look good though.
with Paul F
Got to the top of pitch 3 and we were to tired to continue so back off and finished up Postern. Top couple of pitches look good though.
with Paul F
James Humble 21 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S First pitch has hard move for 4b over the overlap, and top chimney crack is intimadating but very well protected and requires full body contact and not soo bad once you are in it. Otherwise nice and never too hard
with Tom
First pitch has hard move for 4b over the overlap, and top chimney crack is intimadating but very well protected and requires full body contact and not soo bad once you are in it. Otherwise nice and never too hard
with Tom
Paz 7 Jun, 2008 AltLd dnf Lead P1 and P2 on one rope to get the other back.
with SC
Lead P1 and P2 on one rope to get the other back.
with SC
Bruce Kerr 1 Jun, 2008 Lead
with Ivor McCourt
with Ivor McCourt
Neil Adams 1 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S Brilliant route!
with Christian L
Brilliant route!
with Christian L
Hidden 24 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
RobScotland 7 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S Alternating leads with Charlie leading the more difficult pitches. An enjoyable route - some of the pitches not given a technical grade in the current SMC guidebook do deserve a technical grade. Descend by Forefinger Gully not Castle Gates Gully (which is loose and unpleasant).
with Charlie Hill
Alternating leads with Charlie leading the more difficult pitches. An enjoyable route - some of the pitches not given a technical grade in the current SMC guidebook do deserve a technical grade. Descend by Forefinger Gully not Castle Gates Gully (which is loose and unpleasant).
with Charlie Hill
jazzyjackson 6 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S What a mission, bivvied in Scheachta the night before. Ally led first pitch and we alt lead all the way to the weary end. Back to the car for midnight and reception by mountain rescue after failure to call home due to lack of signal in Avon Basin.
What a mission, bivvied in Scheachta the night before. Ally led first pitch and we alt lead all the way to the weary end. Back to the car for midnight and reception by mountain rescue after failure to call home due to lack of signal in Avon Basin.
Hidden 6 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
sparkass ?Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
dave o 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with JuliaH
with JuliaH
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Rich Mayfield 5 Aug, 2007 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 5 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
with Rich Mayfield
Ally Baba 2 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S Big classic route. Bloody cold day!
with Gav Swinton
Big classic route. Bloody cold day!
with Gav Swinton
Hidden ?Jun, 2007 AltLd
mshorter ??, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 16 Sep, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 26 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
Ross Barnes 5 Aug, 2006 AltLd Broke leg on last pitch. Climbed out after fall then had a 3.5h walkout. Thankfully a bottle of Talisker eased the pain!!
Broke leg on last pitch. Climbed out after fall then had a 3.5h walkout. Thankfully a bottle of Talisker eased the pain!!
andyinglis 5 Aug, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 14 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
sea_lene ??, 2006 AltLd O/S I seconded the harder pitches with rucksack on. #chuffed
I seconded the harder pitches with rucksack on. #chuffed
Hidden ??, 2005 AltLd
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Olly Stephenson
with Olly Stephenson
akhughes ??, 2005 AltLd
with Steptoe
with Steptoe
Hidden 6 Sep, 2004 AltLd
Dangerous Dave 6 Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2004 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2004 AltLd
Brian McC ??, 2004 -
with Brian Duthie
with Brian Duthie
Smelly Fox 25 Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Luisa Giles
with Luisa Giles
charlesmfrench 17 Sep, 2002 AltLd O/S L,L,2,L,L,L,L,L,2.
with James Menzies
L,L,2,L,L,L,L,L,2.
with James Menzies
Hidden ??, 2002 AltLd
Gudge ??, 2002 AltLd O/S
with gwh
with gwh
brianrunner ?Jun, 2001 - climbed 3 times now and one of my favourite routes in britain. The needle crack at the top is wonderful and fairly easy. I think this is low in the grade E1 and a must do!
with martina
climbed 3 times now and one of my favourite routes in britain. The needle crack at the top is wonderful and fairly easy. I think this is low in the grade E1 and a must do!
with martina
John Pickles 1 Jun, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Elliot Palmer
with Elliot Palmer
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
plain kitten ??, 1999 -
Duncan I ?Jun, 1998 AltLd I got the crack for thin fingers. Toby threaded the Needle. Note to self - sandbag someone else with the crack next time.
with Toby Hulf
I got the crack for thin fingers. Toby threaded the Needle. Note to self - sandbag someone else with the crack next time.
with Toby Hulf
Hidden 23 Jul, 1997 AltLd
phardman 20 Jul, 1997 -
nick everett ?Jul, 1996 AltLd Perfection - especially for a team of 'different' abilities! Leading all the odd pitches meant nothing harder than 4b. P2 definitely very solid E1, needs confidence and the right line... P4 easier but still needed a good sunbathe on the fine ledge at end of P5 to settle down. Loved P7 forging upward to the chimney. V grateful Rob showed how to bridge the chimney. To Rob's disgust, threading the eye just didn't appeal so led the wall alongside - will have to go back. Mr T & Hewie followed us: Rich's classic quote arriving chastened at the top - "I need to go back to climbing Severes with girls".
with Rob
Perfection - especially for a team of 'different' abilities! Leading all the odd pitches meant nothing harder than 4b. P2 definitely very solid E1, needs confidence and the right line... P4 easier but still needed a good sunbathe on the fine ledge at end of P5 to settle down. Loved P7 forging upward to the chimney. V grateful Rob showed how to bridge the chimney. To Rob's disgust, threading the eye just didn't appeal so led the wall alongside - will have to go back. Mr T & Hewie followed us: Rich's classic quote arriving chastened at the top - "I need to go back to climbing Severes with girls".
with Rob
Bruce Kerr 23 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with Alan Smith
with Alan Smith
uphillnow 23 Jun, 1995 AltLd Climbed in a period of excellant weather. Supurb.
with Mark Gray
Climbed in a period of excellant weather. Supurb.
with Mark Gray
Hidden 22 Jun, 1995 AltLd rpt
Ian Carr 12 Jun, 1995 AltLd
with Richard
with Richard
Ian Carr 23 Jul, 1994 Lead
with Charlotte
with Charlotte
Hidden ?Jun, 1994 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1994 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1994 -
Hidden 13 Jun, 1993 AltLd
crossleysm ??, 1993 AltLd O/S
Budge ??, 1992 AltLd O/S
with Dave Wharton
with Dave Wharton
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 4 Aug, 1991 AltLd O/S and James Turner
and James Turner
kylo-342 ?Aug, 1991 AltLd
michael burrows 20 May, 1990 AltLd O/S
with brian jones
with brian jones
Hidden ?May, 1990 -
Hidden 17 Jun, 1989 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 1989 AltLd
Mike Owen 2 Jul, 1987 AltLd O/S
with Murray Hamilton, Pete Whillance
with Murray Hamilton, Pete Whillance
stuart100 ?Jun, 1987 2nd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
with Pete Goodwin
graham lawrie ??, 1987 -
with Gary Latter
with Gary Latter
Hammy 21 Jun, 1986 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
with Rob Lawson
William Robertson ??, 1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden ??, 1985 -
Hidden 15 Jul, 1984 AltLd O/S
Hamish Leslie ??, 1984 Lead O/S so good
with Samson
so good
with Samson
Bob 27 Aug, 1983 AltLd O/S
with M. Lynch
with M. Lynch
Bruce Kerr 1 Aug, 1981 Lead
with Lindsay Rennie
with Lindsay Rennie
Hidden ??, 1980 AltLd O/S
neil3965 ?Aug, 1979 AltLd
with Bill McCrae
with Bill McCrae
Dave Musgrove 1 Jun, 1979 AltLd Probably the best mountaineering day out I've had in British hills.
with Jim Worthington
Probably the best mountaineering day out I've had in British hills.
with Jim Worthington
D Tempest ?Jun, 1979 AltLd
with Chris
with Chris
redjerry ?Sep, 1978 AltLd O/S
with Jim Melrose
with Jim Melrose
Bob Windsor ?Aug, 1976 AltLd
with Dave Parker
with Dave Parker
Martin Bennett 28 May, 1975 -
with JD
with JD
Hidden ??, 1975 AltLd
Hidden 22 May, 1971 AltLd
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