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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 2 Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Feb AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 16 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S Had to brake trail through last night's snow.....3.5 hours to the col in a mean westerly wind. Thankfully calmer in the Corrie. Managed to find the correct route today after misreading the topo yesterday. Soloed up to the start of the chimney, not really a good idea as we had to set up the belay in a precarious position. Thankfully the turf was well frozen. Pip led main pitch, very hard and bold for the grade even though in perfect nick with a lot of good ice. I led the steep unconsolidated top pitch, a scary 'sting in the tail'. Excellent route.
with Pip
Had to brake trail through last night's snow.....3.5 hours to the col in a mean westerly wind. Thankfully calmer in the Corrie. Managed to find the correct route today after misreading the topo yesterday. Soloed up to the start of the chimney, not really a good idea as we had to set up the belay in a precarious position. Thankfully the turf was well frozen. Pip led main pitch, very hard and bold for the grade even though in perfect nick with a lot of good ice. I led the steep unconsolidated top pitch, a scary 'sting in the tail'. Excellent route.
with Pip
peater 9 Dec, 2018 2nd O/S
with Marc, shlanted
with Marc, shlanted
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 -
Hidden 3 Jan, 2018 2nd
Hidden 3 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 3 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jan, 2018 AltLd
Gawyllie 16 Dec, 2017 2nd
with mrbird
with mrbird
mrbird 16 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
Gemmazrobo 3 Jan, 2017 2nd Warm but speedy ascent starting late
with Al_Mac
Warm but speedy ascent starting late
with Al_Mac
Al_Mac 3 Jan, 2017 Lead Got up late at the bunkhouse but we were walking by 8am although hopes weren't high as it was 6c driving down the road to the carpark. Air temp was -1 at the pap and funnelling wind but once in the corrie it calmed down and hopes didn't rise. Teams heading up to Perseverence Wall but given the wind Cathedral Chimney seemed a safe option. Turf was a little suspect at the start but was generally frozen, and with the rime up on the chimney pitch it looked like it would improve with height. It didn't. Within the hour it took to get into the chimney one wall was verglassed and the other dripping. Wet, dirty, and thin. A really enjoyable line but in today's conditions never a grade III. Thrutchy goodness but no neve or buildup to help made it more technical than I suspect it normally is. Evidence of prior team having bailed from the base of the chimney.
Got up late at the bunkhouse but we were walking by 8am although hopes weren't high as it was 6c driving down the road to the carpark. Air temp was -1 at the pap and funnelling wind but once in the corrie it calmed down and hopes didn't rise. Teams heading up to Perseverence Wall but given the wind Cathedral Chimney seemed a safe option. Turf was a little suspect at the start but was generally frozen, and with the rime up on the chimney pitch it looked like it would improve with height. It didn't. Within the hour it took to get into the chimney one wall was verglassed and the other dripping. Wet, dirty, and thin. A really enjoyable line but in today's conditions never a grade III. Thrutchy goodness but no neve or buildup to help made it more technical than I suspect it normally is. Evidence of prior team having bailed from the base of the chimney.
Hidden 24 Jan, 2015 2nd O/S
malone 3 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
with tom shaw
with tom shaw
Hidden ?Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Tobes 29 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S Exciting! Bit thin in places but overall pretty good.
with the other Mike
Exciting! Bit thin in places but overall pretty good.
with the other Mike
peter.herd 29 Dec, 2014 AltLd
with Anna W
with Anna W
Ryan23 28 Dec, 2014 2nd
with James
with James
Steven Andrews 13 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S would have been a bit easier with some ice but cool line and nice climb.
with Ali
would have been a bit easier with some ice but cool line and nice climb.
with Ali
thomaspomfrett 13 Dec, 2014 2nd O/S As a three with Ali and Steve, lots of snow
As a three with Ali and Steve, lots of snow
Hidden 13 Dec, 2014 AltLd
abbeywall 12 Jan, 2014 AltLd Led pitch to cornice. The bit above the bulge is not recommended until some consolidation. Time consuming and difficult cornice exit
Led pitch to cornice. The bit above the bulge is not recommended until some consolidation. Time consuming and difficult cornice exit
StuMsg 6 Apr, 2013 2nd
Uisdean hawthorn 6 Apr, 2013 -
Plungeman 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S Led up to the chimney and the cornice battle afterwards. Usidean took p2. Firm snow in the morning was noticeably softer by the time we topped out. Nice climbing on a super day!
Led up to the chimney and the cornice battle afterwards. Usidean took p2. Firm snow in the morning was noticeably softer by the time we topped out. Nice climbing on a super day!
LogieNick 20 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Led Pitch 1, ML 2nd crux pitch. "Scottish" conditions with hill fog above 700m, visibility poor. Lower mixed ground banked out neve. Snow-ice in chimney variable-from crusted slab to solid in places. Snow gully at route top unconsolidated and sketchy wind slab...Interesting! Bold lead by ML on crux. 4.5 hours due to difficulty finding protection. Great day out!
with Mike Leil
Led Pitch 1, ML 2nd crux pitch. "Scottish" conditions with hill fog above 700m, visibility poor. Lower mixed ground banked out neve. Snow-ice in chimney variable-from crusted slab to solid in places. Snow gully at route top unconsolidated and sketchy wind slab...Interesting! Bold lead by ML on crux. 4.5 hours due to difficulty finding protection. Great day out!
with Mike Leil
CacCarnBeag 9 Feb, 2013 2nd Bold, nearly fell off crux on lead. Craig saved the day...
with Lamb
Bold, nearly fell off crux on lead. Craig saved the day...
with Lamb
Lamb 9 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Boggin condition. Turf okish not fantastic. Would be good climbing in better conditions. Made for a wee duel.
with Findlay Cranston
Boggin condition. Turf okish not fantastic. Would be good climbing in better conditions. Made for a wee duel.
with Findlay Cranston
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 AltLd dnf
Yourlead 16 Jan, 2013 2nd V cold - climbing as a rope of 3 Graham lead throughout. No ice present but bomer turf with any neve iron hard and a bit of fresh dodgy wind slab.
with Paul Freeman, Graham Penny
V cold - climbing as a rope of 3 Graham lead throughout. No ice present but bomer turf with any neve iron hard and a bit of fresh dodgy wind slab.
with Paul Freeman, Graham Penny
MrRiley 13 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Thrutch-tastic! Very lean with no ice and no useable snow, lots of powder. Turf bomber, thankfully. Superb lead by Ric on the crux!
with Richard Hines
Thrutch-tastic! Very lean with no ice and no useable snow, lots of powder. Turf bomber, thankfully. Superb lead by Ric on the crux!
with Richard Hines
Rickrick ?Oct, 2012 -
niallk 11 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Not in stellar condition, but turf frozen below a wet surface and ice at back of the chimney. Good fun.
Not in stellar condition, but turf frozen below a wet surface and ice at back of the chimney. Good fun.
niall_mac 4 Feb, 2012 AltLd
am_bodach 4 Feb, 2012 AltLd
chrisallan 31 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S
shugsan 30 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S Not in the best of nick, made for an entertaining fight.
with Tom B, Chris A
Not in the best of nick, made for an entertaining fight.
with Tom B, Chris A
Nic DW 8 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S
with John P
with John P
JdotP 8 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S Some proper good thrutching! Hell yeah!
with Sir Faffalot
Some proper good thrutching! Hell yeah!
with Sir Faffalot
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Chris L Hill 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S Led upto into the chimney in a long pitch, then Graham lead to the plateau in a second pitch. Good traditional thrutching!
with gforce
Led upto into the chimney in a long pitch, then Graham lead to the plateau in a second pitch. Good traditional thrutching!
with gforce
gforce 18 Dec, 2010 AltLd A bit short lived this one. Some good chimney action though - always a pleasure.
A bit short lived this one. Some good chimney action though - always a pleasure.
Hidden 11 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 11 Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
with mark mosgrove
with mark mosgrove
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