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Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter, Chasing the Ephemeral, Winter VIIIs, Scottish Winter IV-VII.

Jamie Skelton 21/Dec/18 AltLd O/S

No neve but still a blast! Amazing route. P2 + p3

Hidden 21/Dec/18 AltLd O/S
Adam24B 19/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

What a finish to a mega season! Got hot aches on the steep pumpy bit, gear was okish with a fair amount of ice in the cracks. Had to run it out climbing up to the cave. Good neve in places helped a lot, especially exiting the cave!

donalmurray 19/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Outstanding route. Cutting loose coming out of the cave belay was interesting and some very enjoyable powerful moves made for the climb of the season. There's an absolutely monstrous impassable cornice hanging over the route and it was shedding lots of ice in the sun today. Didn't fancy dying on such a nice day so we called it and abbed off from a nicely laced ab point obviously set by whoever had the same decision to make the day before us.

with Adam24B
LucaC 22/Feb/18 Lead O/S

Lead all the pitches. Hard going and rubbish gear with heavy verglass, but easy climbing on the crux with good build up. Much harder elsewhere, mostly climbed with kneebars and the friction coefficient of gortex on ice.

with Rhys
Rhys Deane 21/Feb/18 2nd
Graeme Barr 12/Jan/18 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 12/Jan/18 AltLd O/S
jay.mac 11/Jan/18 AltLd O/S
with lachlan
lachlan 11/Jan/18 AltLd

No ice or Neve on route. Took a little clearing in places. Cracking day for it. Jamie climbed in running tights as he forgot his trousers! Ab'd off after third pitch as we were late in starting and running out of light

with jay.mac
lindsay yule ??/2018 AltLd O/S
with Paul Smith
Craig Holden 05/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Could have done with some neve after roof, made it feel hard.

with Jake Dowell
Grimpzen 28/Mar/16 2nd

Just cold enough so the rock and ice were fine, hard route ! happy to struggle with the rope from above !

Andrew Wilson 02/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

P1 and 2. Misha did the top 2 from the cave. Was tricky with no neve both entering and leaving the cave. The pulls over the cave roof were extremely tenuous as small rock hooks had to be used on the left side wall due to lack of snow in chimney. Great route.

with Misha
Misha 02/Jan/16 Lead

Mega! Andy led P1 and 2, I did P3 and 4. Good early season conditions (snowed up and lightly rimed), just could have done with some neve in the back of the chimney as opposed to a thin layer of snow over gravel - would have made it nicer and a bit easier but not complaining! This time P1 was ok as opposed to unconsolidated crud a year ago. I thought the start of P2 was the hardest bit in some ways - some insecure hooks between good ones, though the gear is generally good. May be I just found it tough with cold hands after the belay. Going over the roof looked exciting but proved to be fine - back and footed out of the cave to hook the chockstone, then bridged out, so it wasn't strenuous. The tricky bit was pulling over hooking sideways on a couple of small vertical edges on the left wall - I imagine it would be easier with decent neve in the bottom of the chimney. Don't know if it was tech 8 but I'll take a VII 7 and I'd say P2 was worth that as well. The chimney above the roof was easier but still fun. For P4 I went up to a platform above the in situ stance and followed a steep chimney crack which had good hooks and gear but also a sting in the tail, VI 7 (finish C here Quality route and the first VII for both me and Andy :-)

Hidden 16/Mar/15 Lead dnf
Martin McKenna - UKC 14/Mar/15 2nd

Pitch 2 and 3 only. Pitch two is bold.

mim tiller 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S

lead pitches 2 and 3, felt bolder than expected but technically easier

Tom Livingstone 28/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Led every pitch. Cheers Chris.

Misha 28/Dec/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
malx ?/Dec/14 AltLd O/S


Uisdean hawthorn 30/Nov/13 AltLd
Harry Holmes 10/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Partner couldn't second pitch 2 so abbed off from cave belay

with Sinclair Cooper
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 18/Dec/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 30/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/12 -
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 28/Jan/12 Lead
with Andy Hall
mux 27/Jan/12 Lead O/S

BMC Winter Meet I led pitches 2,3 & 4

with magnus, Jan Svrcek
Petarghh 06/Jan/12 2nd dnf

Weather crapped out on us after Pete lead 2nd Pitch, Climbing was above my level but probably could have just about got it on second. need to get much stronger for next time !

Malcolm Bass ??/2012 AltLd O/S

Very top pitch harder than expected if you take straight up option. Multiple finishes, see Simon Richardsons blog.

with Simon Yearsley
GraMc 29/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

fantastic route, lead pitches 2 and 3, then took over robs lead of 4 after he took a lob.....

with rob
robpartridge 29/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with GraMc
Hidden 27/Nov/11 AltLd dnf
Dave Almond 11/Mar/11 AltLd
with frost
frost 11/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with D Almond
Adam Lincoln 29/Jan/11 -
with Kev Avery
Hidden 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
simon_D 22/Jan/11 AltLd

I led p2 (great wall climbing into crack and cave), and p4 (top corner true finish is also steep/technical, fell off top move pulling over!) Amazing route, crux pitch involves inventive footwork, knee-bars and tenuous hooks - well done Neil! Memorable day oot!

with Neil Silver
Lester 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Conor Gahan
Greg Boswell 05/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with ken lacey
Ken Applegate 27/Nov/10 AltLd

Led P1 & 4, so not the crux chimney pitches. Great route.

with Guy Stevens
andyinglis 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Brilliant sustained route with hard crux. Lead pitches 2 and 4.

with neil adams
Neil Adams 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S


Ed Booth 02/Dec/09 AltLd

Led first pitch. popped twice pulling onto 3m wall and then when on went straight to belay. fell seconidng wills pitch. nails pulling into groove after the cave! Rapped down cornucopia after main groove. on walk out slipped on verglas on descent path after CIC and took nasty ride down into the stream. Lucky

with will sim
sgl 08/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Kiwi Steve
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
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