Contributed by Neil Adams May/22 - This public hilllist has been seen 944 times

The SMC's Scottish Winter Climbs West book lists three "Classics" and three "Connoisseur's Choice" at each grade form I to VII. "The Classics" are well-known routes at each grade which most people aspire to climb.
https://scottishmountaineeringpress.com/product/scottish-winter-climbs-west-smc/

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© icescrew, Feb 1997

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

Distribution of grades - Winter

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Under the Point

Point Five Gully
Under the Point
© Al Todd

Kev Avery leading the crux pitch of Darth Vader, Ben Nevis

Darth Vader
Kev Avery leading the crux pitch of Darth Vader, Ben Nevis
© Bob Wightman

Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!

Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)
Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!
© Gabe Oliver

Into the ice

Point Five Gully
Into the ice
© Al Todd

Approaching the gap

Tower Ridge
Approaching the gap
© JFT

Eastern Traverse Tower Ridge

Tower Ridge
Eastern Traverse Tower Ridge
© rusty8850

Into the ice

Point Five Gully
Into the ice
© Al Todd

Chris approaching the pinnacles of the Aonach Eagach ridge, in spectacular winter condition.

Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)
Chris approaching the pinnacles of the Aonach Eagach ridge, in spectacular winter condition.
© Andrew Marshall

Lowered down upside down after falling on pitch 2 and breaking and dislocating my ankle

Point Five Gully
Lowered down upside down after falling on pitch 2 and breaking and dislocating my ankle
© leo-z-g

Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!

Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)
Aonach Eagach looking and feeling distinctly alpine!
© Gabe Oliver

A blustery teeter along the Eastern Traverse

Tower Ridge
A blustery teeter along the Eastern Traverse
© henrygiles99

About to head into the crux move on Darth Vader

Darth Vader
About to head into the crux move on Darth Vader
© Rob Brown


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
GRADE I
Central Gully I *** 283 ? Ben Lui (Beinn...
Ring of Steall (Winter) I *** 259 ? Am Bodach
Number Four Gully I * 1104 ? Ben Nevis
GRADE II
Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter) II *** 1545 ? Aonach Eagach -...
Ledge Route II *** 1877 450m Ben Nevis
Dorsal ArĂȘte (Winter) II *** 2097 120m • 3 Bidean nam Bian -...
GRADE III
Twisting Gully III 4 *** 715 140m • 4 Bidean nam Bian -...
Crowberry Gully (Winter) III 4 *** 434 300m • 5 Buachaille Etive Mor
Left Twin III *** 502 ? Aonach Mor
GRADE IV
Tower Ridge IV 3 *** 2022 800m Ben Nevis
North Buttress - West Route (Winter) IV 4 *** 735 300m Buachaille Etive Mor
Quartzvein Scoop IV 4 *** 512 ? Beinn Udlaidh
GRADE V
Point Five Gully V 5 *** 947 ? Ben Nevis
Orion Face Direct V 5 *** 414 ? Ben Nevis
Crest Route V 7 *** 178 ? Bidean nam Bian -...
GRADE VI
Minus One Gully VI 6 *** 99 ? Ben Nevis
Tilt (Winter) VI 7 *** 92 ? Bidean nam Bian -...
Royal Pardon VI 5 *** 62 ? Aonach Beag
GRADE VII
Central Grooves (Winter) VII 7 *** 87 ? Bidean nam Bian -...
Darth Vader VII 7 *** 76 ? Ben Nevis
Un Poco Loco VII 7 *** 56 ? Bidean nam Bian
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