Invernookie

Page Type
Route
Location:
Cairngorms, Scotland, Europe
Route Type:
Mixed
Season:
Winter
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Scottish III,4

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Invernookie
Created On: Nov 12, 2003
Last Edited On: Feb 13, 2009

Approach

Fiacaill ButtressFiacaill Buttress

See Goat Track Gully page for the approach to the Coire. From the boulder field the steep Fiacaill Buttress lies to the West, seperated from Fluted Buttress by the wide snow slopes of the Goat Track. 2 lines of ramps score the main face of the buttress from bottom right to centre left. Invernookie is based around the lower ramp line.

Head towards the base of the ramps and belay by the base of a hidden gully which cuts the buttress from bottom right to top left (the Fiacaill Couloir).

Route Description

Fiacaill ButtressFiacaill Buttress

Pitch 1: From the base of the couloir climb up and right under a steep wall before heading back left up steeper ground to a belay at the base of the ramps
Pitch 2: Climb the ramp passing a tricky steepening in the middle to a good peg belay
Pitch 3: Up the corner on the right and the chimney/crack line above to the ridge (crux pitch)

Essential Gear

Sunset over Cairn GormView from top of route

2 ice tools, crampons, helmet, 2 ropes, full rock gear and a few pegs, no need for cams, a couple of warthogs might be useful for the frozen turf.


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