2 pitches. start in the slabby bottom section of the gully which heads up right of the cioch and then behind it (right of cioch direct and cioch west).
up slabs easily for a long way
trend left easily up gully behind the cioch (crack of doom above)
climb tunnel slot formed by large block- entertaining and often wet!
next climb up with short layback to reach the cioch terrace (below integrity)

BusyLizzie 19/Jun/17 2nd

I think we did only the easier parts of this, but I still found it quite a challenge! The window/tunnel at the top is entertaining indeed.

with Lou from Skyeguides
Hidden 17/Jun/16 2nd β
Hidden 04/Jun/16 AltLd
karly54 04/Jun/16 -
with Paul Hobson, Ben Wardleworth, Mick Casey, Aidy Hogg, Dave Hirst
steveg 28/May/16 Solo dnf

Completed first pitch

dig 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
johnnyhobo 30/May/13 -
with Colin Baker
colinkeb 30/May/13 -
with john presley
AlisonSmiles ?/Oct/12 2nd

First two pitches, got lost, came down.

with Carl Pulley
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead
NB Pixel 07/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Moved together over wet lower slabs in approach shoes & changed to rock boots for infamous slot, which while a struggle had more gear than expected. Very very wet. Off route on final pitch up a series of overhangs rightwards along terrace (VS?) and then traverse across to Cioch.

with Harri!
Hidden 06/Jun/12 AltLd dnf
Harri777 06/Jun/12 AltLd
with Naomi
cas smerdon 06/Jun/12 AltLd dnf

Rained Off

with Mark S
Hidden 21/May/12 AltLd
jjax 28/Apr/12 AltLd dog

Done mostly in boots as scramble to start with. Changed to rock shoes for the last chimney but soaking wet and mossy so slipped off. A hard push to get up then a wee scamble in the snow, then realised we'd gone too high so had to traverse over to the Cioch.

with jason
jacobfinn 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Interesting and esoteric. Climbed in boots because my feet were cold. Patches of dry and warm rock, verglas, snow and running water. Some hard obstacles, thrutching and hauling up, swearing and sweating and some sublime climbing too. Fine positions. Finished on the Cioch. Brilliant.

with jjax
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Sean Kelly ?/May/11 -

Abseiled down the gully as an escape from Cioch West

Steve Perry ?/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Cludum Mann 06/May/10 -
Hidden 06/May/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Paul-Michael 03/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Paul Nurse
tomhull 29/May/09 -
nakedave 29/May/09 AltLd
Tim Rodgers 11/May/09 2nd
with Graham Paterson
Alastair MacSween 21/Jul/07 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
brianrunner 21/Jul/07 AltLd

good fun traditional route and different way to get to the cioch

with martina
Captain Solo 16/Jun/07 Solo
pimpy 26/May/07 2nd
Andy Moles 26/May/07 Lead O/S

Upper part

with Pimpy
HIGHTOWER ?/Jul/05 2nd

Big boots, very wet. First climb on Skye.

with Dave Mc
AngelaC 21/May/02 Lead
nigehughes ?/May/98 AltLd
with Ian Beddoes
nigehughes ?/Aug/91 Lead
with Nick Walker, Nick Holly
colinthrelfall ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 29/May/84 Lead
gooberman-hill ?/Jun/83 Lead

Can be extremely difficult in winter, in lean conditions, when the cave pitch can be a technical hard mixed V or maybe VI

Hidden ??/1983 -
Nigel Bond 31/May/76 AltLd
with Andy Brown
Derek Ryden ?/Jul/72 AltLd O/S
with Tim O'Flaherty, Chris Myerscough, Nick Bradley
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