Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell on the third pitch of their new winter line on Bidean nam Bian
© Hamish Frost, Dec 2017

Hardest Scottish Winter ticklist

contributed by Sam Shilliday Dec/18

For when things get very cold and very difficult and 4 hour leads are commonplace.

An attempt at a comprehensive IX+ list, pointers on missing routes welcomed.

Map of routes in this ticklist

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
AnubisXII ***1?Ben Nevis
Banana WallXII 2?• 2Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
The HurtingXI ***5?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Don't Die of IgnoranceXI 3?Ben Nevis
Range War (Winter)X 10 ***1?• 3Broad Cairn - Creag...
The ForgeX 10 ***185m• 2An Teallach -...
Intravenous Fly TrapX 10 ***2?• 2Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Lost Arrow Winter VariationX 10 ***1?• 5Bidean nam Bian
The Greatest Show On EarthX 10 ***1210m• 6Cul Mor
Nevermore (Winter)X 10 ***-115m• 5Lochnagar
MessiahX 10 ***2265m• 8Beinn Bhan
Logical ProgressionX 10 -?Ben Vorlich
Stone Temple PilotsX 9 ***1?Shelterstone Crag
Castle in the SkyX **-60mDruim Shionnach
The CathedralX **230mThe Cobbler
The TempestM9 ***130mBidean nam Bian -...
Crazy Sorrow (Winter)IX 10 **1105mLochnagar
Gralloch (winter)IX 10 **150mGarbh Bheinn
False Penance IX 10 **385m• 3Bidean nam Bian
Holy GrailIX 10 -?• 6Buachaille Etive Mor
Siberian TigerIX **170m• 2Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
HyperventilatorIX -70m• 2Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
The Wailing WallIX 9 ***-90m• 2An Teallach -...
To Those Who WaitIX 9 ***1?• 2Ben Nevis
The DuelIX 9 ***5?• 3Bidean nam Bian -...
Culloden (Winter)IX 9 ***1?• 3Broad Cairn - Creag...
Black Spout Wall (Winter)IX 9 ***-90mLochnagar
Mort (Winter)IX 9 ***1?• 4Lochnagar
SteepleIX 9 ***-250mShelterstone Crag
Immortal MemoryIX 9 ***2100m• 3Beinn Eighe
The God DelusionIX 9 ***3240m• 8Beinn Bhan
MammothIX 9 ***180m• 4The Brack
En GardeIX 9 ***2120m• 4Bidean nam Bian -...
Defenders of the FaithIX 9 ***285m• 2Beinn Dorain
IronyIX 9 ***2?Beinn Eighe
Teufel GroovesIX 9 **1?• 4Ben Nevis
SatyrIX 9 **3100m• 3Bidean nam Bian -...
The Demon DirectIX 9 **160mCairn Gorm - Cairn...
Sassenach WinterIX 9 **-?Ben Nevis
New Age RaidersIX 9 **2?• 2Bidean nam Bian
The Demon (Winter)IX 9 *2?• 2Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
BavarinthiaIX 9 1?Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Creme de VioletteIX 9 1100m• 3Beinn Eighe
Southern Freeze (Winter)IX 9 -?The Cobbler
Year of the HorseIX 9 -100mBidean nam Bian -...
Scansor (Winter)IX 9 -?Bidean nam Bian -...
One Step BeyondIX 9 -110mBeinn Eighe
Night FuryIX 9 -?Ben Nevis
The Shape of Things to ComeIX 9 -110m• 3Ben Nevis
The Ninety-Five ThesesIX 9 -105m• 3Bidean nam Bian
EggaschpiliIX 9 -50mBidean nam Bian -...
Super RatIX 9 -?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Slochd Wall (Winter)IX 8 ***-?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Shoot the Breeze (Winter)IX 8 ***590m• 3Beinn Eighe
Guerdon Grooves (Winter)IX 8 ***-?Buachaille Etive Mor
GodzillaIX 8 ***1?Beinn Bhan
Orient ExpressIX 8 **190m• 2Ben Nevis
The Scent (Winter)IX 8 -?Beinn a' Bhuird
No Success Like FailureIX 8 -110m• 4Ben Nevis
Brave New WorldIX 8 -125m• 4Ben Nevis
Cold RevengeIX 8 -170mBuachaille Etive Mor
The Root of All Evil (Winter)IX 8 -?Beinn Eighe
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