3 pitches. Pitch 1: walk uphill with the driving rain and wind in your face.
Pitch 2: hide behind the boulder and ask "why am I here".
Pitch 3: walk back to the car park with the wind behind you, try to ensure that you don't get blown over.

Note: make sure you watch out for the snow covered drainage channels.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 23 Mar Solo
Robbie McLaren 10 Mar -
Robbie McLaren 10 Mar Solo Pointless walk into lochan, pointless onto the fiacail, pointless walk down to boulder. Followed by twin ribs and a wild top out.
Pointless walk into lochan, pointless onto the fiacail, pointless walk down to boulder. Followed by twin ribs and a wild top out.
WillHempstead 14 Feb Sent x walked in in denial at mwis. got blown off of mess of pottage. turns out mwis was right
walked in in denial at mwis. got blown off of mess of pottage. turns out mwis was right
Ruaraidh 1 Feb - Postholed through powder for an hour and a half and nothing was in
Postholed through powder for an hour and a half and nothing was in
Garethza 20 Jan Solo G/U Crag looking too lean.. too many people wandering about... had perfect weather the day before so the thought of slogging it up something in crap conditions was not appealing!
Crag looking too lean.. too many people wandering about... had perfect weather the day before so the thought of slogging it up something in crap conditions was not appealing!
csd23 20 Jan Solo rpt A couple of 'technical' ice sections to negotiate - poles recommended. Made it to the boulder but thought the crag still looked lean and we were dog tired from the previous day's climbing.
with Gareth Wheeler
A couple of 'technical' ice sections to negotiate - poles recommended. Made it to the boulder but thought the crag still looked lean and we were dog tired from the previous day's climbing.
with Gareth Wheeler
Sid Sherborne 2 Jan Solo dnf Went into today fully expecting to get the tick. We managed to do something in the end, therefore the walk wasn't pointless, hence the dnf. Better luck next time I guess.
Went into today fully expecting to get the tick. We managed to do something in the end, therefore the walk wasn't pointless, hence the dnf. Better luck next time I guess.
Northdene 16 Dec, 2018 Solo O/S
Liam Watson 13 Dec, 2018 DWS rpt Was a bit windy but managed to get this far, was a gnarly river crossing, therefore meriting the DWS.
Was a bit windy but managed to get this far, was a gnarly river crossing, therefore meriting the DWS.
Fergus Walker 13 Dec, 2018 DWS G/U Crawled in then got spat straight out, a bit breezy today.
Crawled in then got spat straight out, a bit breezy today.
NigelHurst 12 Dec, 2018 Solo O/S Cloudy, no wind, with some snow, underfoot on path and a few inches on boulder field. On way to winter skills in .5 gully
Cloudy, no wind, with some snow, underfoot on path and a few inches on boulder field. On way to winter skills in .5 gully
Ruaraidh 30 Sep, 2018 -
JRJones 15 Mar, 2018 Solo dnf Bit windy
Bit windy
PaulJepson 3 Mar, 2018 - Went to do An Teallach but Jim was tired/injured so we backed off after walking for an hour through fresh snow. Next time!
Went to do An Teallach but Jim was tired/injured so we backed off after walking for an hour through fresh snow. Next time!
Curlywombat 3 Mar, 2018 -
paul_the_northerner ?Mar, 2018 TR RP 3 stars.
3 stars.
PaulJepson 25 Feb, 2018 - Went to look at Postbox Gully on Sgorr Ruadh but huge cornice at the top and slope littered with avalanch debris. Circumnavigated the entire mountain and summited from the North Ridge.
Went to look at Postbox Gully on Sgorr Ruadh but huge cornice at the top and slope littered with avalanch debris. Circumnavigated the entire mountain and summited from the North Ridge.
Billiam king 23 Feb, 2018 Lead
Catherine Bonn 10 Feb, 2018 -
with OLGrady
with OLGrady
OLGrady 10 Feb, 2018 - Started up Fiacail Ridge only to turn back due to high winds, ended up going to the boulder to see what condition the coire was in before heading to the Café.
with Catherine Bonn, NUMC
Started up Fiacail Ridge only to turn back due to high winds, ended up going to the boulder to see what condition the coire was in before heading to the Café.
with Catherine Bonn, NUMC
Hidden 10 Feb, 2018 DWS O/S
rockstott ?Feb, 2018 - The most recent ascent of this route was very wet
The most recent ascent of this route was very wet
Hidden ?Feb, 2018 -
danJBA 24 Jan, 2018 -
with Kayan
with Kayan
Kayan 24 Jan, 2018 -
with Dan Brockwell, Joe fraser, danJBA
with Dan Brockwell, Joe fraser, danJBA
acrkirby 21 Jan, 2018 -
tomchitson 2 Jan, 2018 -
John1458 2 Jan, 2018 -
Claireybloomers 1 Jan, 2018 -
andy dunn 1 Jan, 2018 -
iainballantyne ??, 2018 DWS RP Slushiness factor = 10/10, times landed on arse falling over = 25+, avalanches triggered by partner = 1, hurricanes endured to only walk out again = 3+, £45 train tickets home = 1, hitches home around 6, times bivied at side of A9 = 2, bad memories = none! "10/10 by far the GNARLIEST route i will ever do" Bear Grylls
Slushiness factor = 10/10, times landed on arse falling over = 25+, avalanches triggered by partner = 1, hurricanes endured to only walk out again = 3+, £45 train tickets home = 1, hitches home around 6, times bivied at side of A9 = 2, bad memories = none! "10/10 by far the GNARLIEST route i will ever do" Bear Grylls
PatrickP ??, 2018 -
tomhopkins16 ??, 2018 Solo Coire an t-Sneachda headwall scramble, grade 1 - wet - sketchy!
Coire an t-Sneachda headwall scramble, grade 1 - wet - sketchy!
clemmiethompson 29 Dec, 2017 Solo
Flavio 27 Dec, 2017 - "For you coffee is free. No charge for alpinists."
"For you coffee is free. No charge for alpinists."
JendeHoxar 27 Dec, 2017 -
with Flavio
with Flavio
George Killaspy 18 Dec, 2017 Solo dnf I blame conditions. They were too perfect and I didn’t trust it.
I blame conditions. They were too perfect and I didn’t trust it.
The_Boy_ODwyer ?Dec, 2017 AltLd dnf
Hidden 10 Nov, 2017 Solo
PaulJepson 19 Aug, 2017 - Went to climb Amphitheatre Buttress at Craig Yr Ysfa but got rained on badly in the approach and didn't even start it due to it being a waterfall.
Went to climb Amphitheatre Buttress at Craig Yr Ysfa but got rained on badly in the approach and didn't even start it due to it being a waterfall.
Curlywombat 19 Aug, 2017 -
JakeTomos 1 Mar, 2017 -
brmarshall 23 Feb, 2017 -
Hidden 23 Feb, 2017 -
George Killaspy 11 Feb, 2017 -
James-m-h 30 Jan, 2017 -
matt peacey 30 Jan, 2017 - A tad windy and unstable today, almost a shallow water solo when we didn't realize we were stood on a frozen stream
A tad windy and unstable today, almost a shallow water solo when we didn't realize we were stood on a frozen stream
skinne 27 Jan, 2017 TR β managed to damage some ice shelves above the ponds on the third pitch.
with Sophie, Jessie, JoeFoster59
managed to damage some ice shelves above the ponds on the third pitch.
with Sophie, Jessie, JoeFoster59
joeramsay 2 Jan, 2017 Solo O/S Perfect conditions for the route - even made it halfway up Fiacaill before the misery became too much. Had soup and built a sexy snowman instead. QMD
with El Williams, Lily Porat, gtaylor997
Perfect conditions for the route - even made it halfway up Fiacaill before the misery became too much. Had soup and built a sexy snowman instead. QMD
with El Williams, Lily Porat, gtaylor997
gtaylor997 2 Jan, 2017 -
AliGilmour ??, 2017 Solo dnf
Robertgiddy ??, 2017 -
ethanm97 22 Dec, 2016 - Spindrift and swimming in powder
Spindrift and swimming in powder
wnicholson 14 Dec, 2016 DWS β
MeghanSexytown 13 Dec, 2016 - Nothing makes this route sweeter than the weeks of excitement, anticipation, and preparation that precede it. This route is a regular of mine!
Nothing makes this route sweeter than the weeks of excitement, anticipation, and preparation that precede it. This route is a regular of mine!
myrddinmuse 13 Dec, 2016 DWS O/S If I unplugged my freezer and set it on fire, waited for it to burn out, then dropped kicked it into an active volcano, it would probably have been in better nick than today.
If I unplugged my freezer and set it on fire, waited for it to burn out, then dropped kicked it into an active volcano, it would probably have been in better nick than today.
BHuthers 13 Dec, 2016 DWS O/S El Chorro was probably more 'in' today.
El Chorro was probably more 'in' today.
Siobhann 18 Nov, 2016 -
with Al_Mac
with Al_Mac
El_Dave_H 26 Mar, 2016 AltLd dnf Horizontal monsoon. Made it as far as Twin Rib. One team out looking even more miserable than us but had paid for a guide so were unable to follow us in calling it off. Went back to Aviemore YHA and failed to dry boots for following day, and had my shell jacket nicked from the drying room, necessitating an emergency £150 purchase at Ellis Brigham. What a day.
Horizontal monsoon. Made it as far as Twin Rib. One team out looking even more miserable than us but had paid for a guide so were unable to follow us in calling it off. Went back to Aviemore YHA and failed to dry boots for following day, and had my shell jacket nicked from the drying room, necessitating an emergency £150 purchase at Ellis Brigham. What a day.
99bolivar 20 Mar, 2016 -
with Chris Hilton, Mick Borroff
with Chris Hilton, Mick Borroff
David Staples 21 Feb, 2016 Solo rpt
Droyd 10 Feb, 2016 Lead RP Did a link-up with the Haston Line and Hidden Chimney, but something of a mistake; in retrospect, it would have been better to get straight onto P3.
Did a link-up with the Haston Line and Hidden Chimney, but something of a mistake; in retrospect, it would have been better to get straight onto P3.
MattKettle 3 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
jamesnchlsn ?Feb, 2016 Solo
magicmartin 31 Jan, 2016 -
with Ryan
with Ryan
harry_lewis 30 Jan, 2016 AltLd made it to the first belay of the seam then abbed off due to strong winds and blizzard conditions. honourable mention to a particularly brave cormorant hopping about the moraine on the way out
made it to the first belay of the seam then abbed off due to strong winds and blizzard conditions. honourable mention to a particularly brave cormorant hopping about the moraine on the way out
lukegorman 23 Jan, 2016 -
odox 23 Jan, 2016 -
with joem
with joem
paulh.0776 23 Jan, 2016 AltLd
matt peacey 23 Jan, 2016 Solo G/U walked in then after being blown over by 70mph gusts and looking at avalanche conditions decided maybe today wasn't the best day to climb
walked in then after being blown over by 70mph gusts and looking at avalanche conditions decided maybe today wasn't the best day to climb
ianstevens 23 Jan, 2016 Solo G/U Wandered in to the joy of 7*C temperatures, gusts we couldn't stand up in and the sight of some avalanche debris and cornices. Went window shopping and drunk tea. Great scenes.
with Matt Peacey
Wandered in to the joy of 7*C temperatures, gusts we couldn't stand up in and the sight of some avalanche debris and cornices. Went window shopping and drunk tea. Great scenes.
with Matt Peacey
JoeCoxson 23 Jan, 2016 -
malteserEd 23 Jan, 2016 -
joem 23 Jan, 2016 TR RP
with odox
with odox
IainMay 21 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S Walked in, bailed off an avalanche prone route. Made a snow hole, walked out. Bought pies from tesco. Good day.
Walked in, bailed off an avalanche prone route. Made a snow hole, walked out. Bought pies from tesco. Good day.
Hidden 15 Jan, 2016 TR dog
ADAMSTUBS 14 Jan, 2016 -
Hidden 7 Jan, 2016 AltLd RP
Charlotte Nelson 6 Jan, 2016 -
Chrissy202 5 Jan, 2016 Solo rpt
Charlotte Nelson 5 Jan, 2016 -
Webster 2 Jan, 2016 Solo rpt in perfect nick ;)
in perfect nick ;)
olekemi 2 Jan, 2016 -
with Colin D
with Colin D
Hidden 1 Jan, 2016 -
bodovix ??, 2016 -
TAG_UTLEY ??, 2016 -
Irelando ??, 2016 -
adam.wood 29 Dec, 2015 Solo
with UBMC
with UBMC
annep 3 Dec, 2015 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2015 Solo dnf
Hidden 17 Nov, 2015 Solo
Hidden 7 Mar, 2015 -
steveg 7 Mar, 2015 -
magicmartin 25 Feb, 2015 -
with Ryan
with Ryan
Jimmy1976 18 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S Everything black, wet and warm :(
with Jon
Everything black, wet and warm :(
with Jon
partz 10 Jan, 2015 Sent O/S Soft
Soft
Rhi Rhi 10 Jan, 2015 -
with partz
with partz
gazj1986 10 Jan, 2015 Solo 86mph wind
86mph wind
Trevers 8 Jan, 2015 DWS O/S Clear onsight but fell in one of the lakes
Clear onsight but fell in one of the lakes
Captain America 8 Jan, 2015 Solo
HarryBowyer 8 Jan, 2015 Solo dnf
Climbslikeaduck ?Jan, 2015 -
Alex McCalman ?Jan, 2015 AltLd RP A classic of the crag.
A classic of the crag.
Adamski1986 ??, 2015 -
kbow265 ??, 2015 -
huwbrace ??, 2015 DWS dnf
Whitmoreaa ??, 2015 -
Chapstick ??, 2015 -
thetradlad ??, 2015 -
Flett ??, 2015 -
Kahti ??, 2015 -
telemarker ??, 2015 Lead O/S Happened on a number of occasions!
Happened on a number of occasions!
Siobhann 28 Dec, 2014 -
wendys 28 Dec, 2014 -
with DannyDJB
with DannyDJB
HardmanJ 15 Dec, 2014 DWS RP
David Maddison 14 Dec, 2014 AltLd rpt Went home and played Risk, it was a good day.
with stalbot
Went home and played Risk, it was a good day.
with stalbot
imogen.fish 14 Dec, 2014 DWS rpt Half a soggy sandwich on pitch 2, and a brief conversation at the belay about how mess of pottage looked more out than everything else...
Half a soggy sandwich on pitch 2, and a brief conversation at the belay about how mess of pottage looked more out than everything else...
Keelan McNulty ?Dec, 2014 TR O/S Worst part of every day
Worst part of every day
dboyd197 4 Jul, 2014 -
Dawn_K_B ?Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Just found out this existed! Reminded me of walking in in a big group in horrific whiteout/blizzard conditions to find the corrie avalanchey as hell, snow coming away underfoot in blocks and layers. Sacked it back to the cafe for a good long cry/hot chocolate, and then back to the Christian Centre for whiskey, irn bru and Bibleopoply (which, yes, is a thing... "You have lost faith, move back 7 spaces").
with USMC
Just found out this existed! Reminded me of walking in in a big group in horrific whiteout/blizzard conditions to find the corrie avalanchey as hell, snow coming away underfoot in blocks and layers. Sacked it back to the cafe for a good long cry/hot chocolate, and then back to the Christian Centre for whiskey, irn bru and Bibleopoply (which, yes, is a thing... "You have lost faith, move back 7 spaces").
with USMC
Elsier ?Feb, 2014 AltLd dog Good conditions for this route with ferocious winds and wet sleety rain. Can't remember the exact date, but it was sometime during the stormy winter of 2014. A memorable experience. We managed all the pitches to complete the route, but not cleanly due to being blown over a couple of times on pitch 1. Great route, am sure this won't be my last ascent.
with AdrianC
Good conditions for this route with ferocious winds and wet sleety rain. Can't remember the exact date, but it was sometime during the stormy winter of 2014. A memorable experience. We managed all the pitches to complete the route, but not cleanly due to being blown over a couple of times on pitch 1. Great route, am sure this won't be my last ascent.
with AdrianC
Kinge 19 Jan, 2014 Solo rpt
with Alex Reid
with Alex Reid
Hidden 18 Jan, 2014 Solo dnf
David Staples ?Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
winst0n ??, 2014 Solo O/S Horrendous. Met Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith after pitch 3. Ueli ate a bacon butty and asked me what conditions were like. We recommended Kinlochleven.
Horrendous. Met Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith after pitch 3. Ueli ate a bacon butty and asked me what conditions were like. We recommended Kinlochleven.
Jonny Holmes 18 Dec, 2013 Lead what a shit day...
with Thomas Kellaway
what a shit day...
with Thomas Kellaway
steve-grigg 18 Dec, 2013 Lead Horrid day, Gen took a big fall into the river on the way back. Then went back to the bunkhouse and cooked steak.
Horrid day, Gen took a big fall into the river on the way back. Then went back to the bunkhouse and cooked steak.
Hidden ?Jan, 2013 -
Stuart Hurworth ?Jan, 2013 Solo O/S 100mph winds, late start, got to the bottom of Jacobs, roped up belayed leader for a couple of meters, realised it was 3.30pm and everyone was going home, unroped, downclimbed and walked out in horrific wind!
100mph winds, late start, got to the bottom of Jacobs, roped up belayed leader for a couple of meters, realised it was 3.30pm and everyone was going home, unroped, downclimbed and walked out in horrific wind!
Elsier 1 Jan, 2012 AltLd dnf Unfortunately just lost our nerve and got psyched out by the first pitch. Sat in the car in the car park being rocked by the wind and sleet and just couldn't summon up the courage to just go for it.
with amy
Unfortunately just lost our nerve and got psyched out by the first pitch. Sat in the car in the car park being rocked by the wind and sleet and just couldn't summon up the courage to just go for it.
with amy
dan_o_b ?Jan, 2012 Solo rpt
steve-grigg ??, 2012 DWS β
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