Place info

Upper Cirque Central Wall

(2 routes)

The cliff directly above the lower tier of cliffs, in the centre of the Cirque. This cliff may largely bank out and become snow covered as the season progresses.

Be very wary of snow conditions in the Upper Cirque.

  • South

    Aspect

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
South

The cliff directly above the lower tier of cliffs, in the centre of the Cirque. This cliff may largely bank out and become snow covered as the season progresses.

Be very wary of snow conditions in the Upper Cirque.

Access: 

Via the McPherson Cirque path, and then either up the access/descent route at the left hand end of the lower tier, or climb one of the routes on the lower tier.

Best descent is either over the top to Talbot's Ladder, or abseil the route back into the floor of the Upper Cirque, dependent on the state of the snow above the cliff.

Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
III 4
0
150m
Natural gear required
 

On the left hand side of the cliff, the steep ice flow is climbed in 3 pitches. The first pitch finishes at a superb belay cave.

R. Measures, V. Wills, H. James, July 2012

III 3
0
Natural gear required
 

Consisting of 3 pitches of ice on the right hand side of the cliff, the precise line of this route is uncertain. The ascent possibly took a line up the wide icefall immediately to the right of the roofs. The grade is also uncertain.
So named because Andy MacFarlane was becoming fed up with other Winter climbers not paying their hut dues.....

P. Corbett, A. MacFarlane, July 1996

Attribution: 
Photodiagram - Steve Fortune
This place appears in: 
The Darran Mountains: an alpine and rock climbing guide
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