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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

Ticklists: Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey.


ClimberDateStyle
Mr Fuller 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Moved together. Part of the traverse.

Hidden 29/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
Hidden 24/Aug/17 Lead
Celia Watson 24/Aug/17 2nd
RobOwen61 16/Jul/17 -

Moved together

with Jim
JFT 16/Jul/17 -

Moved together. Part of full ridge traverse

with Rob
morsg 03/Jul/17 AltLd
alan.rodger 03/Jul/17 AltLd
Elliot Quinn 01/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
with Adam
Aquinn 31/May/17 -

Moved together

with Elliot
Webster 30/Apr/17 Solo
Aquinn 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Moved together, Pitched Crux wall , 3 on rope

with Glen, Jay
RobOwen61 15/Apr/17 -

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/16 Solo
David Cooper 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Pretty slick

with Briane
EuanM 31/Jul/16 Solo
bc44caesar 05/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
william henderson 10/Apr/16 Lead
with Gordon Henderson
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt
simonvm 18/Sep/15 -
olekemi 23/Jun/15 Solo O/S

In descent from top of Argartan.

with Mark G
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Stanley Topalian ??/2015 Solo O/S
kateberry118 11/Oct/14 2nd
with Roxy Barry, Stuart Picken
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
razzle 11/Oct/14 2nd

bit wet like

Hidden 22/Sep/14 Solo
PPP 10/Sep/14 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.

keith hal 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

As part of the Traverse.

with John Bell
CyberTaff 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Quite a bit of grass in places but rock sections are lovely. Abseil off the top too.

with Mathew
climbwhenready 19/Aug/14 Lead

In big boots (needed for the grass!). Great views and exposure, fantastic weather for it! Repeated in descent.

Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd
aldo56 28/Jun/14 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.

Hidden 25/Jun/14 -
nick everett 20/Jun/14 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,

Andy Moles 19/Jun/14 Solo
with -
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Kevin Woods 31/May/14 AltLd

Moving together

Hidden ??/2014 -
crustypunkuk ??/2014 -
Hidden 15/Jun/13 -
Blisco 07/May/13 -

Led the final steep wall; soloed the rest.

with Alison Stanley, David Sim
Hidden ??/2013 -
DundeeDave 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Up South East ridge then down Ordinary route. Alas the heavens opened so we couldn't complete the Dan Bailey traverse.

Hidden ??/2012 -
absolutebeginner 15/May/10 AltLd
with halfaseesaw
colinerees 18/Apr/09 AltLd
gurumed 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with Colin
jfmchivall ??/2009 -

In descent

griggj 05/May/08 Solo
Hidden 08/May/05 AltLd
Captain Solo 31/Aug/03 Solo
with Colin
Hidden 11/May/02 Solo
Sandman55555 05/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/01 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Nov/97 Lead
Iain Thow 29/Apr/88 Solo
Neil Henderson ??/1986 -
Hidden ??/1983 Solo
Neil McA 29/Aug/79 Lead O/S
with Dad, Mum, Stuart McAdie, Andy McAdie
Lone Rider 28/Aug/76 Solo
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