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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

crowberry gully 20/Mar/16 AltLd

Simul climbed to the Pipes. Snow was sugary, ice had water running underneath it. The hardest parts were crossing the 3 bergschrunds on the route!

Jim Haydock 20/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Keenb 05/Mar/16 AltLd
with Simon Oliver, Duncan Bell
doyle12 05/Mar/16 -

Lots of snow cover

olekemi 05/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Soloed up to the top gully/bottom of South Pipe Direct, then alt leads. Climbed in ski boots and carried skis to top, which allowed for a swift and fun ascent and descent; the way winter mountaineering should be.

with Dave P, Mark G
Bryan M 08/Feb/16 Solo dnf

Soloed first 200m as a recce.

mountain musher ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
HimTiggins ??/2016 -
JamesLamont 16/Mar/15 2nd

Walked in in clag. Started in clag. Solo'd up to ice pitch (team ahead of us avoided this). Solo'd rest of way up to bottom of South Pipe Direct (IV) upper section. Took this route rather than the snow bowl in Staghorn.

with Dave Slade
Hidden 16/Mar/15 Lead O/S
JasonV 14/Mar/15 2nd

John led.

with Pete, John
Roch 10/Mar/15 AltLd

Moved together on good neve up to the top gully. Banked out and took 3 rope lengths to reach the top, with 1 easy angled ice step. Some sections of windslab/spindrift made for nervous progress, but solid underneath. Cornice is small at the top of Staghorn gully, but massive on adjacent climbs.

with Stuart Quinn
Hidden 21/Feb/15 AltLd
masa-alpin 20/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Very snowy. Both on the ground and from sky. Tough going as a result. Only 1 screw placed in the entire route. Turf unfrozen even near the top (except the ridge), the temperature above freezing except the upper part of the final gully, despite the cold forecast. Moved together before reaching the final gully. 6 hours on route. Zoe's first Scottish winter route since 2 seasons ago.

with Zoe Proc
jshields 10/Feb/15 AltLd

Soft snow for the first 2/3 then better in the upper third, very Alpine.

with Mike Lea
johnkeith 26/Jan/15 Solo

Entry to ramp a bit tricky with loose snow and poor ice. Top pitch fairly short on good neve.

Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
Stefan Jacobsen 28/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Tons of snow and whiteout - nice!

with David Hayward
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Hidden 05/Apr/13 AltLd
DaveAtkinson 05/Apr/13 AltLd

Direct start

with jw
Yourlead 05/Apr/13 AltLd

Climbed upper ramp with 30m ice pitch to start which was I gave great, but hollow thudding placements and was pleased it didn't collapse on me. On ramp belays diff to find but semi pitched / moved together and hot work in the sun. N pipe was in nice nick with pleasant mix of neve and ice. A great long climb and another epic topout on Meggie.

with Paul Freeman
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
Saintly 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Jenny, stimpey
Tim Rodgers 09/Mar/13 Solo
with Adam Lockett, Chris Down
drsdave ?/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 28/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
avonclimber 28/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
prwalker 28/Feb/13 AltLd

Moved together up lower gully slopes on hard packed neve, thinning to turf in a couple of places. Then each led a pitch to top out in cloud. Walked to the summit of Creag Meagaidh, then back down through 'the window'.

with wupert
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Solo
martinh13 27/Feb/13 Solo
with Alan
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead
Tarquin 24/Feb/13 -
with Stu Elford, Liz
Hidden 24/Feb/13 2nd
iksander 23/Feb/13 -

Moved together up the snow ramp (very stepped out) then finished up South Pipe for a more exciting finish

freemanTom 23/Feb/13 Lead

Took variation ice route on left. Quite exciting due to poor and steeper ice near the top. Rest of route straightforward. Thanks to guys waiting for South pipe in easing or way through.

with Amy Till
JulesR 23/Feb/13 AltLd

Base pitch felt difficult for grade with hard brittle ice; remainder was an easy snow plod

Gazlynn 22/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
andrzej kierzek 22/Feb/13 Lead dnf

Did Staghorn gully up to the last pitch. Exited through the South Pipe, top two pitches of South Pipe direct (IV.4). The Staghorn gully up to the pipes was grade I terrain on that day.

Hidden 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo dnf
Whitters 21/Feb/13 2nd
JamesRoddie 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Perfect nevé throughout, though "Alpine conditions" with any snow exposed to sunlight softening rapidly.

Monkey_Alan 19/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Direct start. Led up to the belay below the Pipes. Start pitch had good ice under a lot of rotten ice and snow, otherwise mostly a snow plod apart from one short step at the top of the gully.

arose 19/Feb/13 Lead

Moved together for most - barely worth pitching

tomshanti 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Direct start(good ice after cruddy start).Moved together on middle pitch to below pipes and final snow slope.Aimed for South Pipe but much rotten ice being sent down from above so finished up North Pipe(one nice ice step,good direct,rest easy snow slope)

Keith Lambley 19/Feb/13 AltLd
with Jeff H, Kate R
GlennWatson 19/Feb/13 Solo
Tightsgirl 19/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Lead
Lumbering Oaf 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Soloed up into the South Pipe. Ice pitch not in good condition as snow-ice was slushy. A long route which could be more difficult if lean.

with Colin
Col Kingshott 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 15/Feb/13 AltLd rpt
with K
Ewan Russell 12/Feb/13 Solo O/S

In great condition very easy technically but sheer length means it probably still merits grade.

with Myself!
NathanP 12/Feb/13 AltLd

Solo up the ramp then Nigel gave me a top rope across the exposed ridge and round to the foot of the gully. Kev led the next pitch and I led the next full 60m pitch leaving a simple snow slope to the top.

alex toomey 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

lower 2/3rds snow gullies - digging uphill

with alexander carn
carl_123 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
jamesh 01/Feb/13 AltLd

Lots of deep snow and spin drift

with Jim Unwin
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with michael kirby
Ann S 31/Jan/13 2nd dnf

Walked into Meggie in pleasant conditions with Guide intending to look at North or South Pipe. Skirted round the direct route ice falls on soft snow and good frozen turf but increasingly heavy snowfall and large spindrift avalanches from both the Pipes suggested an escape route up the finish of the Pumpkin. High winds and near whiteout on summit made for difficult escape via the Window. My swan song day on Scottish winter climbing went out with a bang!

with Scott Kirkhope MIC
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hoyes 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

A really enjoyable long route followed by a nice ramble to the summit and bum slide down from the Window.

Batt 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Soloed first 200m, top a bit disappointing for 3*

stratandrew 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Solo P1. Jim P2,4,6,8. Me 3,5,7. P7 was the ice bulge at top of North Pipe. Ice a bit cruddy. On rest of route protection sparse. Turf not very well frozen. Good scenary. Nice long Route for Jims 50th Birthday

with Jim Symon
jon59 16/Jan/12 AltLd

Route up to gulley in great condition, gulley has a river running down it. Bailed on route and abbed down.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
luckyjim ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
jameshiggins 27/Feb/11 Solo

Very Wet with no real ice to speak of. Shame, but how you can you be disappointed when you are able to walk out with the sun on your back.

Hidden 21/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 20/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

A long, terrifying story. Did a silly alternative start, conditions were apocalyptic. Highlights included being spindrift avalanched till I was buried while belaying off half a nut and two equalised ice axes. I would love to go back and do this climb in nicer conditions.

with Tom e
The Big Sender ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
latitude 29/Jan/11 AltLd
with Andy Wilson, John Allen
Liam Ingram 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Bit of a bimble. Moved together for most of it.

matt.woodfield 21/Jan/11 -

Retreated before final chimney

Hidden 21/Jan/11 AltLd dnf
Hidden 21/Jan/11 AltLd dnf
r_o_b_h2 ?/Jan/11 AltLd dnf

awfull snow conditions, bailed off near south pipe direct

with Nik Goile
Lone Rider ??/2011 -
davebrox ??/2011 Lead

With Ali and Caroline

Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
rossn ??/2011 -
Timo Austino ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
R0bbie 14/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great fun although a bit drippy. We finished up south pipe direct.

with Adam
Hannah Evans 13/Mar/10 AltLd
Ken Applegate 13/Mar/10 AltLd

Move together up to final gully, then pitched final two pitches. Final ice step was good fun.

Murilo Lessa 23/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Amazing day, topping out in the sun!

with Alex Desborough
stuaart 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Very busy day.

with Carol Goodall
Duggers71 12/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

1st Winter lead...Excellent route, great day out!

with Darren Hartley
Hidden 10/Feb/10 AltLd
jack_eadie 09/Feb/10 AltLd
mikemartin 09/Feb/10 AltLd
220bpm 07/Feb/10 AltLd rpt

Moved together up the ramp. First two pitches a bit unconsolidated but the rest was lovely ice especially near the top. Must buy more screws!

snowboarder 07/Feb/10 AltLd

First grade 3 .Lead 2nd pitch

with Mark
HIGHTOWER 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Coleman
riven 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
oliverk 06/Feb/10 AltLd

Soloed initial gully to avoid queueing. Got a bit lost on the way down.

with Joe
Hidden 01/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Ommuff ?/Feb/10 AltLd
with Mike Brian
lawrenceK 21/Jan/10 AltLd
spoony84 ?/Jan/10 Lead

with bill from glasgow

colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
steveP 22/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

In very mixed conditions. Like a mixture between summer and winter. Top ice pitch was an impassable waterfall. Cue hairy and long traverse round past Pumpkin to find a way to the summit.

joe king 22/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

A fine mixed route, thats part winter, part summer! Traversed along before last chimney due to poor snow conditions, making a bit more of a adventure. Topped out on a grade II

with steve pettit
Hidden 02/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Jamie B 02/Feb/09 Lead
jam_rich ?/Dec/08 AltLd
Tom Row 12/Apr/08 AltLd

Route had a lot of snow on it. One ice pitch involved in which I placed 3 ice screw runners.

with Sarah Magee
dangates ?/Apr/08 AltLd
with Tom Marshall
NickBrown 11/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Captain Solo 11/Mar/06 Solo
reg_measures ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Finished up south pipe direct

with Ralph
Nicos 11/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with tom knight
Chris L Hill ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Shaw, Mark Hudson
Gman ?/Mar/05 Solo
with Steve
Hidden 26/Feb/05 AltLd
michaelb1 ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

loose snow at first, top pitch great ice

luckyjim ?/Jan/05 AltLd
with J Miller
icescrew ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with Graham Temple
220bpm ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with Dave
alan moore ??/2004 -

Mostly walking.

jamie ward 02/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with John Howes
Hidden ?/Feb/03 AltLd O/S
Dangerous Dave ??/2003 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 28/Mar/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo
ashpreston ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Apr/01 AltLd O/S
seanyt ?/Feb/01 Lead
John Pickles ?/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with John Short
Hidden ?/Jan/01 Lead O/S
clams ??/2001 2nd
with UMC
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/Mar/00 AltLd

N Pipe but direct start. Thin.

with Duncan
1202alarm ?/Feb/00 -
bandersnatch ??/2000 Lead
abbeywall ??/2000 -
markharro 01/Feb/98 AltLd
with Allan
innes ??/1998 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/97 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/96 -
pingora 15/Mar/96 Lead
nickcanute ?/Mar/96 AltLd
with keith bolton
nickdonohue ?/Mar/96 Lead
with Gwynn ?
mark-abz ?/Mar/93 AltLd
with Sue H
FrankW ?/Jan/93 AltLd O/S
with Unknown
bms ??/1993 AltLd

Thawing but main pitch still frozen (and steep)

with BCS
pauldrew ??/1992 AltLd
rob from scotland ?/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ?/Apr/90 AltLd O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/89 AltLd

Mostly easy climb but in an impressive situation, finished up the South Pipe.

with Paul Harding
Hidden 13/Feb/86 Solo
Hidden 11/Feb/85 AltLd
amcleish ??/1985 -
leland stamper ?/Feb/84 AltLd O/S

got very lost coming off it

with hugh rawson, richard baynes
Hidden ??/1984 Solo
The Reaper 14/Feb/81 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 04/Feb/79 Lead
with Jeremy Bland
Hidden 12/Mar/78 -
uphillnow ?/Feb/76 AltLd

wet snow.Alan and I lead

with john page, Al Bennett
auldscotal ?/Apr/75 Lead dnf

Avalanche danger too high

with Paul Murton
Colin Matheson ?/Jan/75 AltLd
with G Macdonald
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