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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter, Mid-Grade Scottish Winter, Chasing the Ephemeral.

Dom Whillans 17/Feb/16 AltLd

1st V, 1st night climbing. Conditions not great; lots of snow, very little ice. after 1st pitch it seemed easier to continue than to descend.

with Adam and Neil
NeilGriffiths 17/Feb/16 AltLd

A trying day.

with Dom, Adam
A Crook 17/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

A long and challenging day, for many reasons some being nothing to do with the route or the company. Route was in condition but not the best condition. Some belays were non existent consisting of axes in neive, thus the climbing was precarious and committing, retreat well that was not an option. Top 4 pitches were solos to the horrid aforementioned belays. Ice in the lower section was better and did take screws. A great route though. walk off was spectacular, clear skies full moon, ice crystals everywhere superb.

saintlade ??/2014 -
Andy Hewison 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Poor vis and snowing, good neve, brittle ice with sugary 'topping' on 1st ice pitch. Soft snow in middle pitches, 3rd ice pitch was really good, most screws ok. Topped out in a white out, descent via the window. Paul led 1, 4 & 6, I led 2,3 & 5, great day.

with Paul
Will Manners 04/Apr/13 Lead

Excellent conditions, partial sun / clound, good ice, minimal wind.

with Mick Hunter
andyinglis 15/Mar/13 Solo
with James Sutton
Hidden 13/Mar/13 2nd
NickJH ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Soft and cruddy. Intermittent rain.

with LiamG
jandyd05 24/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Mix of good neve, hard but brittle ice and sugary crud which seemed to be prevalent on the harder moves - glad I wasn't leading ! still a top day in good conditions topped out to sunshine and great views

with Graeme Lennox, Dave Kenyon
Captain Solo 21/Feb/13 AltLd

Quite busy for midweek but no one on SPD. An excellent route in great condition, having the route to ourselves and being tucked away in the gully kept the sounds of braying to a minimum.

with Barry
RM199 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead easier pitches

Northern Mountain Monkey 18/Feb/13 Lead

Excellent route. Generally great neve (hard work getting any decent screws though) with a couple of patches of horrible crud.

dizzyg 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent day , cracking first pitch , hard neve in gully leading to a steep step of sugary crud unable to protect so ran out 45m to peg belay , crux pitch led by Aidy sugar snow tunnelling at its best , topped out to beautiful sunset and a moonlit descent of easy gully , top day .

with rob the caver, aidy
James S 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

ice was a cruddy mess, gear was essentially none existant. climbed it with two heavy duty old stylee charlet moser mountaineering axes as my new ones dont arrive till tomorrow! skipped the 2nd crux section by going round the side as the ice was too poor to even get placements. Just plain dangerous in this state!

with sam
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
masa-alpin 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Matt lead P1 and P3, I lead P2 and P4. Ice quality was poor, gear was ever poorer.

with Matt P
Hidden ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
rodders24 30/Jan/11 2nd

Great day, 1st Ice fall was great, didn't make the 2nd one, a few pings (lost count)and retreated with tail between legs to by pass. Will be back!

with Alistair Gray
unbezonking 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Epic Falling Rodders!

sophiecb 30/Jan/11 2nd

Hacking good first pitch. Sugary snow and spindrift thereafter. Fun, wild day out nonetheless. Top effort from James at the helm :)

with James
Mr Powly 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
moorea 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Great first pitch, crux pitch made scarier by soft snow, most belays were "marginal". Great day out!

with Jonah
tom.e 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 29/Jan/11 AltLd
with Tom Powell, Tom Everett
Piers Harley 20/Jan/11 AltLd

hard going with un-consolidated snow and poor ice but on the whole a great day!

with Paul Winder
jazzyjackson 03/Jan/11 AltLd

What a day. Storm got us 3 pitches before the Summit.I uttered the mantra.

with sebrider
sebrider 03/Jan/11 AltLd

Epic, hard, belays hard to find, stormy etc ect! Had to by pass last ice fall. Glad to get home!

with Jason.
Scott Kirkhope 03/Jan/11 AltLd
Hannah Evans 03/Jan/11 AltLd

Brittle ice, lead pitch 3.

Ken Applegate 02/Jan/11 AltLd

Ice was very brittle today and dinner-plating everywhere, so felt very hard for the grade. Actually, it felt very hard for V,5! Had to bail off the crux icefall, and leave two ice screws behind. Escaped up easier ground.

with Scott Kirkhope, Hannah Evans
niallk 02/Jan/11 AltLd

(Semi-direct). Ice incredibly hard and brittle. Willie led first pitch which felt hard for 4. Team in front bailed off the crux which looked fearsome (moreso in the failing light). Nipped round to the left in the dark with one headtorch between us.

with Willie
Lone Rider ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
joese7en 01/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

very nice, belays are POOR in low snow!!!!

steev 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Jess, Manjoe
Hidden 14/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 11/Feb/10 AltLd
morsy 07/Feb/10 -

intended to do last post but ended up doing this by mistake. good route anyway!

with gerhard mors
chapmand ?/Feb/10 AltLd
with Scott Webster
Hidden 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
tjmillen 30/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Skinny Kin 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Water running behind the first pitch though ice was sound. Very solid ice on the last crux. Fab climb considering the thaw setting in.

with Jamie Grimwade
Alasdair Fulton 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Possibly the only ascent of the season.....bloody idiots!

Jim Walton 04/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Mike Garton
whispering nic ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Ali Cashman
alan moore ??/2004 -

Descended the whole route, at speed, from near the cornice.

bandersnatch ?/Feb/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd O/S
brockers ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with CarlZ
Hidden 13/Feb/99 Lead
pingora 20/Feb/98 -
with Shaun Hutson
Smith42 ?/Feb/98 -
pingora 25/Mar/96 Lead O/S
with Fergal
steveb2006 17/Mar/96 Lead
with Ian Cartwright
mattnuttall ?/Mar/96 Lead O/S

Melting... water coming out of the axe holes... lead both hard pitches

phardman ?/Feb/96 -
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1990 Solo
steveb2006 06/Apr/87 AltLd

Good steep ice climbing. At one point attempt a super direct variation up a steep corner. The ice runs out and have to make a fraught retreat. Lead the normal direct pitch.

with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)
Hidden 26/Feb/87 AltLd
Hidden 16/Feb/85 2nd
Mark Kemball 15/Feb/85 Lead
with Ken Grainger
charlesmfrench 09/Feb/85 Solo
Lone Rider 06/Jan/85 Solo

Finshed off on this after Centre Post Direct and Last Post. 3500ft of climbing and still down before dark.

Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/84 Lead

First pitch was dinner-plates, so traversed in from the R and climbed all pitches direct. Couldn't reach the belay at top of the Great Pitch so buried my axes and trusted in God and Joe not to fall off! Superb weather and brilliant climb!

with Joe Flynn
The Reaper 08/Feb/80 Lead
neil3965 24/Feb/79 Lead

First pitch direct (IV), avoided third pitch.

with Alan Welsby, Bill McCrae
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