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A ‘must-do’ ice climb is Quartzvein Scoop on Beinn Udlaidh. It is a Grade IV, 4 with 3-stars and as such is a much sought-after route at this grade. It breaks into two obvious sections and these usually form the main pitches, although it is possible to tackle it differently. The first main pitch has most of the best climbing. It goes up a series of ledges, corners and walls of ice before heading towards a main overlap in the rocks above. The overlap forms a comforting ‘cave’ and you can build a good belay underneath it.
Next, you break out left from the cave before headlining up increasingly easier ground that eventually becomes a walk. Finding a belay on this gentle open slope is more of a challenge.