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ClimberDateStyle
Gemmazrobo 03/Jan 2nd

Warm but speedy ascent starting late

with Ali
Cloverleaf 03/Jan 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.

with Gemma R
Hidden 24/Jan/15 2nd O/S
malone 03/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with tom shaw
Hidden ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Tobes 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Exciting! Bit thin in places but overall pretty good.

with the other Mike
peter.herd 29/Dec/14 AltLd
with Anna W
Ryan23 28/Dec/14 2nd
with James
Steven Andrews 13/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

would have been a bit easier with some ice but cool line and nice climb.

with Ali
thomaspomfrett 13/Dec/14 2nd O/S

As a three with Ali and Steve, lots of snow

Hidden 13/Dec/14 AltLd
abbeywall 12/Jan/14 AltLd

Led pitch to cornice. The bit above the bulge is not recommended until some consolidation. Time consuming and difficult cornice exit

StuMsg 06/Apr/13 2nd
Uisdean hawthorn 06/Apr/13 -
Plungeman 06/Apr/13 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!

LogieNick 20/Feb/13 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
CacCarnBeag 09/Feb/13 2nd

Bold, nearly fell off crux on lead. Craig saved the day...

Lamb 09/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Boggin condition. Turf okish not fantastic. Would be good climbing in better conditions. Made for a wee duel.

with Findlay Cranston
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd dnf
Yourlead 16/Jan/13 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
MrRiley 13/Jan/13 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
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
niallk 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Not in stellar condition, but turf frozen below a wet surface and ice at back of the chimney. Good fun.

with Willie
niall_mac 04/Feb/12 AltLd
am_bodach 04/Feb/12 AltLd
chrisallan 31/Dec/11 2nd O/S
shugsan 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Not in the best of nick, made for an entertaining fight.

with Tom B, Chris A
Nic DW 08/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with John P
JdotP 08/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Some proper good thrutching! Hell yeah!

with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley
Hidden ??/2011 -
Chris L Hill 18/Dec/10 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 Graham
gforce 18/Dec/10 AltLd

A bit short lived this one. Some good chimney action though - always a pleasure.

with Chris
Hidden 11/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 11/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with mark mosgrove
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