60m, 4 pitches. Ollie and I climbed this yesterday, Sunday 16th. Snow below is still very soft. The guidebook description is mince. You can solo the first snow face, with ice it would be even easier. Belay at the top of the snow at the foot of the rock buttress. Climb the left crack up to a chimney with a little overhang which provides an interesting step right to finish on a ledge and belay. This is the first ledge referred to in the guidebook not the second which we assumed. Climb right of this. I tried the left slab / chimney / crack and failed to find a foothold anywhere and gave up. The right ascent leads to the second ledge. From here grunt your way up the chimney to the left and then onto the ridge where you can belay just below out of the wind. ( Tim Clark, 18 Jan 2010)

dan_waterston 23/Mar/17 2nd
Keith Davis 05/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Lean. Snow melting and soft but most turf frozen. Enjoyable climb. Did in 2 pitches.

with Stanley Topalian
epic ed 05/Mar/17 Lead dnf

Last minute choice as N Gully in poor condition. Fun and awkward bulges to start. Abbed off P2 belay as we had a plane to catch...

with Ben M
Hidden 13/Feb/17 2nd
91dave 13/Feb/17 2nd
HarrisonConnie1996 14/Jan/17 Lead

Lovely route, some tricky moves, nicely frozen turf, horribly unconsolidated powder, great views - done this in 2 pitches, 4 is ridiculous!

with Gillian Armour
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
ADAMSTUBS 15/Jan/16 2nd O/S
Josh Wade ??/2016 -
Hidden 25/Jan/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
RobEdwards 21/Mar/13 2nd


Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/11 Lead rpt
PAJames ??/2011 -
Giles Davis 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Aborted pinnacle finish and headed into adjacent gully

Hidden 17/Jan/10 AltLd
oliverk 17/Jan/10 AltLd

Think we roughly followed the line of the route "Pinnacle Buttress, North-East Face" in the SMC Glen Coe guidebook.

Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead
henbot 22/Mar/08 2nd
with James Irvine
Hidden 17/Feb/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Andy Say 13/Jan/01 Lead
roryifinlay ?/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
with Tony Bishopp
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Lead
220bpm ?/Feb/00 AltLd O/S

Cheeky little groove provides good entertainment.

with Alan
Hidden ?/Feb/98 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/97 Lead
Hidden 02/Jan/95 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/90 -
Hidden 11/Feb/87 Lead
Hidden 10/Feb/87 Solo
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