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)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Si ?Jan, 2018 AltLd We did a harder variant up the top up a thin groove ,IV?
We did a harder variant up the top up a thin groove ,IV?
Davy Gunn ??, 2018 -
sheffieldchris ??, 2018 -
dan_waterston 23 Mar, 2017 2nd
Keith Davis 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Lean. Snow melting and soft but most turf frozen. Enjoyable climb. Did in 2 pitches.
with Stanley Topalian
Lean. Snow melting and soft but most turf frozen. Enjoyable climb. Did in 2 pitches.
with Stanley Topalian
epic ed 5 Mar, 2017 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
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, 2017 2nd
91dave 13 Feb, 2017 2nd
Harrison_Connie 14 Jan, 2017 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
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, 2016 2nd O/S
Josh Wade ??, 2016 -
Hidden 25 Jan, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
RobEdwards 21 Mar, 2013 2nd WINTER
WINTER
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Mar, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 15 Mar, 2011 Lead rpt
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Giles Davis 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Aborted pinnacle finish and headed into adjacent gully
Aborted pinnacle finish and headed into adjacent gully
Hidden 17 Jan, 2010 AltLd
oliverk 17 Jan, 2010 AltLd Think we roughly followed the line of the route "Pinnacle Buttress, North-East Face" in the SMC Glen Coe guidebook.
Think we roughly followed the line of the route "Pinnacle Buttress, North-East Face" in the SMC Glen Coe guidebook.
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2009 Lead
henbot 22 Mar, 2008 2nd
with James Irvine
with James Irvine
Hidden 17 Feb, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 -
CurlyStevo ??, 2006 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 2003 Lead
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead
Andy Say 13 Jan, 2001 Lead
roryifinlay ?Jan, 2001 AltLd O/S
with Tony Bishopp
with Tony Bishopp
Hidden ?Feb, 2000 Lead
220bpm ?Feb, 2000 AltLd O/S Cheeky little groove provides good entertainment.
with Alan
Cheeky little groove provides good entertainment.
with Alan
Hidden ?Feb, 1998 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 1997 Lead
Hidden 2 Jan, 1995 AltLd
Hidden ?Jan, 1990 -
Hidden 11 Feb, 1987 Lead
Hidden 10 Feb, 1987 Solo
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