UKC

270m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter, Scottish Winter IV-VII.


ClimberDateStyle
Andrew Wilson 10/Feb AltLd O/S

Long day. Would recommend climbing first few pitches in the dark to have more daylight for the harder stuff. Reasonable condition, all turf bomber if a little aerated in places. Ice in cracks, only a little verglass. Snow could have done with more consolidation, much of it was useless, with the rest ok. Traction control needed. Misha ran out the first couple of pitches in one, I led a couple more upto 1st crux which Misha led. I then did the pitch upto the flake. Misha then got the 2nd crux and saved me a nice little chimney to the top (so he did not have to sit on the top for a hour in the dark). Which was nice.

with Misha
Misha 10/Feb AltLd O/S

The warming comfort of mild hallucinations by torchlight. Time disappears into a bottomless wormhole as day follows night follows day follows life. Clinging on to distant reality by the sharpness of steel. The mind flickers and goes blank, blending into the snowy contours, distilled by the night air. Weary limbs shuffle somewhere, nowhere, wear and tear, be aware. Safe in our citadel, another battle against icy demons is fought but never won because it will never end. The rat is fed but never sated.

with Andy W
Graeme Barr 07/Feb AltLd dnf
with Dave K, Tim
Hidden 07/Feb AltLd dnf
davkeo 07/Feb AltLd dnf

Well that didn't go to plan! Took a huge fall while lowering off an in-situ nut to get back on route. Bad luck & and bad judgement on my part not to back it up. The wire must have failed as the carabiner ended up down with me with no wire attached. The wire looked good & I assumed a previous party had done a similar thing to me & used the lower off to get back to the line. A huge lesson to learn. Especially so as the last 2 pieces I had were a peg & a bulldog. Neither of which were very good & both ripped out which meant I landed 1m above the belay. A 20+ meter fall & barely a scratch. Incredible really. Still had my axes in my hand & the fall was long enough for me to wonder several times why I was still falling. The pitch itself was verglassed, bold & slower than we'd have liked. The lads went off to do Sticil face but I opted for the pub instead. Long slog back up & out in deep snow. Backpack also got trashed so had to fashion new straps with slings. So I'm down €17 for a decathlon bag but otherwise feeling very rich indeed.

masa-alpin 02/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Guy lead all the 7 pitches, except P2, which I lead. Thawing all day, except the last pitch in the dark (brilliant route-finding by Guy!). Turfs were frozen solid where it mattered. Fantastic and very sustained route! Started and fisnished in total white out, spending over 12 hours on the route. Epic!

with Guy R
Tom Livingstone 01/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Top half is brilliant climbing. Trust the guidebook description. Moved together on first 80/100m then alt leads. I led crux pitches. Fun times!

Uisdean hawthorn 28/Feb/14 AltLd
with murdo
GraMc 10/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

amazing climbing with a very committing feel, i led both crux pitches, the second of which was very sustained. we also had route finding issues on the final pitches and traversed left. we then had a total epic getting back to the car in 80mph winds and whiteout conditions. it felt like a very out there day!

with simon s, thom simmons
S Lynch 18/Dec/11 AltLd
with Paul Prentice
jameshiggins 17/Dec/11 AltLd

22 hours van to van...epic!

with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Huge day. Not sure where the route goes after the second crux - straight up seemed utterly desparate so after a couple of wasted hours trying various options, we took a snow bay & open-book corner about 10-15m left of the stance. Awesome route though!

Hidden 12/Mar/11 -
Peetzy 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
innes ??/2001 AltLd O/S

Free ascent.

with Rich Cross
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