Lower two-thirds mostly walking. Best started from the base of the buttress proper (some rock moves), or easy grass ledges round to the left. Then fun but avoidable moves over large boulders at a minor col. Up to a short grade 3 rock step, and walk to base of the obvious crux wall, climbed by a quality, exposed crack and ledges. Finish with airy grass ledge walking, with an optional short wall.

G Thomson & party Oct/1889

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Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
wheelsucker 10 Jun Lead rpt Factor 30 on during the walk in and waterproofs on for the climb. Wet and windy during the climb.
Factor 30 on during the walk in and waterproofs on for the climb. Wet and windy during the climb.
wheelsucker 4 May Lead Moved together. Took about 10 - 15 mins from the start of the ridge. Nice position but almost a bit too short to be worth it.
with HW
Moved together. Took about 10 - 15 mins from the start of the ridge. Nice position but almost a bit too short to be worth it.
with HW
mike.moss 22 Apr Lead O/S
with Natalie
with Natalie
alastair maclean ?? Solo
Little AndyH 18 Nov, 2018 Solo
Calum3610 18 Nov, 2018 Solo As part of ridge traverse
As part of ridge traverse
Harrison_Connie 10 Nov, 2018 AltLd Greasier than a witches. Fun little route if a tad damp. Got ropes stuck on abseil, had to prusik up the ropes to free them.
with Blair
Greasier than a witches. Fun little route if a tad damp. Got ropes stuck on abseil, had to prusik up the ropes to free them.
with Blair
George Milligan 24 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Michael Haywood
with Michael Haywood
Hidden ??, 2018 -
mjw ??, 2018 Lead
Mr Fuller 29 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S Moved together. Part of the traverse.
Moved together. Part of the traverse.
Hidden 29 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
Hidden 24 Aug, 2017 Lead
Celia Watson 24 Aug, 2017 2nd
RobOwen61 16 Jul, 2017 - Moved together
with JFT
Moved together
with JFT
JFT 16 Jul, 2017 - Moved together. Part of full ridge traverse
Moved together. Part of full ridge traverse
morsg 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Alan.rodger 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with morsg
with morsg
Hidden 1 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
Aquinn 31 May, 2017 - Moved together
with Elliot
Moved together
with Elliot
Hidden ?May, 2017 Solo
Webster 30 Apr, 2017 Solo
Aquinn 30 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Moved together, Pitched Crux wall , 3 on rope
with Glen, Jay
Moved together, Pitched Crux wall , 3 on rope
with Glen, Jay
RobOwen61 15 Apr, 2017 - Quite wet, windy. Some snow. Off route for part of the middle section. Roped up for the final ~10m
Quite wet, windy. Some snow. Off route for part of the middle section. Roped up for the final ~10m
graemew ??, 2017 -
david_n560 ??, 2017 -
Trace 21 Oct, 2016 Solo
MagnusFraser 8 Oct, 2016 Solo
David Cooper 14 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Pretty slick
with Brianne
Pretty slick
with Brianne
EuanM 31 Jul, 2016 Solo
bc44caesar 5 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
CSMITH ?Jun, 2016 -
william henderson 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Gordon JH 10 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hidden 25 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt
simonvm 18 Sep, 2015 -
olekemi 23 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S In descent from top of Argartan.
with Mark G
In descent from top of Argartan.
with Mark G
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
Stanley Topalian ??, 2015 Solo O/S
kateberry118 11 Oct, 2014 2nd
with Roxy Barry, stuartpicken
with Roxy Barry, stuartpicken
Hidden 11 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
razzle 11 Oct, 2014 2nd bit wet like
bit wet like
Hidden 22 Sep, 2014 Solo
PPP 10 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S Definitely took more difficult route (hence, more fun!) as two first pitches were lead instead of being scrambled (stayed on the left from the easiest scramble path, just right to the arete). Made it in 3 pitches and scrambled to the top unroped after the crux.
Definitely took more difficult route (hence, more fun!) as two first pitches were lead instead of being scrambled (stayed on the left from the easiest scramble path, just right to the arete). Made it in 3 pitches and scrambled to the top unroped after the crux.
keith hal 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S As part of the Traverse.
with John Bell
As part of the Traverse.
with John Bell
CyberTaff 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Quite a bit of grass in places but rock sections are lovely. Abseil off the top too.
with Mathew
Quite a bit of grass in places but rock sections are lovely. Abseil off the top too.
with Mathew
climbwhenready 19 Aug, 2014 Lead In big boots (needed for the grass!). Great views and exposure, fantastic weather for it! Repeated in descent.
In big boots (needed for the grass!). Great views and exposure, fantastic weather for it! Repeated in descent.
Hidden 19 Aug, 2014 2nd
aldo56 28 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S Nice climbing in places but quite a lot of walking on grass. As part of the Cobbler traverse as per Scotland's Mountain Ridges.
Nice climbing in places but quite a lot of walking on grass. As part of the Cobbler traverse as per Scotland's Mountain Ridges.
Vanessa Simmons 25 Jun, 2014 - Great climb although we had rubbish weather.
with Andy M
Great climb although we had rubbish weather.
with Andy M
nick everett 20 Jun, 2014 Solo As part of full S & C Peak Traverse, topping out at 9pm. Fabulous after 2 weeks of no rain - all that grass surely grotty in normal conditions. Crux wall a good hard scramble, no easier or harder in ascent than the descent off down Original Route. Thanks Robin for moral support,
As part of full S & C Peak Traverse, topping out at 9pm. Fabulous after 2 weeks of no rain - all that grass surely grotty in normal conditions. Crux wall a good hard scramble, no easier or harder in ascent than the descent off down Original Route. Thanks Robin for moral support,
Andy Moles 19 Jun, 2014 Solo
with -
with -
Hidden 18 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Kevin Woods 31 May, 2014 AltLd Moving together
Moving together
kbow265 ??, 2014 -
crustypunkuk ??, 2014 -
Hidden 15 Jun, 2013 -
Blisco 7 May, 2013 - Led the final steep wall; soloed the rest.
with Alison Stanley, Ramblin dave
Led the final steep wall; soloed the rest.
with Alison Stanley, Ramblin dave
Hidden ??, 2013 -
DundeeDave 19 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Up South East ridge then down Ordinary route. Alas the heavens opened so we couldn't complete the Dan Bailey traverse.
Up South East ridge then down Ordinary route. Alas the heavens opened so we couldn't complete the Dan Bailey traverse.
drew8connelly ??, 2012 -
absolutebeginner 15 May, 2010 AltLd
with halfaseesaw
with halfaseesaw
colinerees 18 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with gurumed
with gurumed
gurumed 18 Apr, 2009 AltLd
jfmchivall ??, 2009 - In descent
In descent
griggj 5 May, 2008 Solo
Hidden 8 May, 2005 AltLd
Captain Solo 31 Aug, 2003 Solo
with Colin
with Colin
Hidden 11 May, 2002 Solo
Sandman55555 5 May, 2002 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2002 Solo
Hidden 1 Feb, 2001 -
alan moore ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Hidden ?Nov, 1997 Lead
Colin McKerrell ??, 1994 -
Iain Thow 29 Apr, 1988 Solo
Neil Henderson ??, 1986 -
Hidden ??, 1983 Solo
Neil McA 29 Aug, 1979 Lead O/S
with Dad, Mum, Stuart McAdie, Andy McAdie
with Dad, Mum, Stuart McAdie, Andy McAdie
Lone Rider 28 Aug, 1976 Solo
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