The ridge is mostly climbed during the winter, when cloaked with snow, however, it does give a reasonable summer scramble, if a bit vegetated in places. With clear skies and calm winds as well as the expansive views and fantastic situations, Seb and I enjoyed the route, and took in the summit of Stob Ban as well. The snow on the final section of the north ridge was still fairly firm, but mostly avoidable.
Rather than descending the steepest part of the north ridge, we opted to bum-slide from the west ridge of the Central Top, down into Coire an Lochain. I have been working for Peak Mountaineering for the past three days.