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ENE Ridge* II

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[Topping out the ENE ridge of Sgor Ban, 3 kb]The ENE Ridge of Sgorr Ban is a Grade II winter climb, possibly changed in character during the 09/10 season thanks to a rockfall at the hardest section.

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Photo: Topping out the ENE ridge of Sgor Ban © sgl0jd
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

steveq - 01/Mar/14

Tarquin - 16/Feb/14 with Louise

Louvet - 16/Feb/14 with Tarquin

Lots of new snow, plus windy conditions slowed us down a bit but an excellent afternoon out. Rock steps straightforward although new snow and drifting meant some insecurity and digging for good axe placements at times.
ear4mb - AltLd - 11/Feb/14

Moved together over the rock steps. Not too difficult or exposed.
ralphio - Lead - 09/Feb/14

Climbed on a training course - moving together and using various types of belay, direct, body, Italian hitch and 'normal'. Fun and easy, but very windy at top and on descent ridge!
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/14 with Manchester Climbing Club

Tarquin - 07/Feb/14

Great fun - Alfie should remember his crampons next time though!
arose - Solo - 30/Jan/14 with Alfie Tipler, Miles Mconville

AKA School House Ridge. Mostly fresh snow with patches of good neve. Mostly straightforward, Grade I/easy Grade II, except for one section which I was reluctant to tackle solo, so I followed a ledge leftwards and up a small gully on well-consolidated neve. Traces of old tracks showed I wasn't the only one to make this choice. An enjoyable and easily accessible route and seemed fairly safe from avalanche risk.
Howard J - Solo - 12/Jan/14

dan_the_dingo - Solo - 29/Mar/13

TizzyA - Solo - 23/Feb/13

colenn - Solo - 05/Jan/12 with Eoin Kelly

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/11

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Cracking ridge walk/scramble with one or two interesting steps which were quite icy. Done this as part of ballachulish horseshoe.
colin fagan - Solo - 13/Mar/10

Thaw overnight stripped much of the snow, so the interesting bit was bare. Decided to err on the side of caution and turned back. However, superb views and a good day out anyway.
halfaseesaw - Solo dnf - 07/Mar/10 with yvonne, absolutebeginner

Beautiful. Really alpine feel to it, especially the upper snow arete.
sgl0jd - 06/Jan/10

as part of Ballachulish Horseshoe
jdgaventa - Solo - 04/Jan/10 with jacob, katy

Great route (as found in the back of Dan Bailey's Scotland's Mountain Ridges in the list of routes he couldn't fit into the actual book!) in winter condition. Couple of tricky bits, one particularly (for a Grade I) as I got it all wrong and ended up precariously balanced, but got through it! Nobody else on it at the time, so really nice day. The walk up to summit of Sgorr Ban (so really this is Sgorr Ban's ENE Ridge, not Sgorr Dhearg's) was really nice and the ridge across to Sgorr Dhearg was delightful - one of the best days walking I've ever had. Went on to summit of Sgorr Dhonuill, but that was a bit less pleasant, though a great looking rocky top. Recommended if in condition, and I guess an easy scramble in the summer.
mountainbagger - Solo - 01/Jan/10 with Mrs Mountainbagger

Difficulties short lived, but awkward and exposed while they lasted. Looked like we were the only ones who persevered, everyone behind us retreated and traversed to the north ridge (or off the mountain completely) - I must have made it look desperate!
Simon Caldwell - 31/Dec/09 with Carmen

The rock step felt more like Grade II than Grade I. Tricky and exposed. The rest of the ridge was very straightforward.
CathS - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/03 with Mike Nuttall

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Dec/82 with Paul Sumbler, Mel Sumbler, Jane Henderson, John Tyler, Dave Bermingham, Kev Hobbs, Andy Sutton, Ian Burwood

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Voting
Total votes cast 11
hard II/III0 of 4
II/III0 of 4
easy II/III0 of 4
hard II0 of 4
II3 of 4
easy II1 of 4
hard I/II0 of 4
I/II0 of 4
easy I/II0 of 4
3 Stars0 of 7
2 Stars6 of 7
1 Star1 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed15 of 25 (60.0%)
Lead2 of 25 (8.0%)
Alt Leads2 of 25 (8.0%)
Unknown6 of 25 (24.0%)

'Climbed'20 of 25 (80.0%)
clean O/S4 of 25 (16.0%)
dnf1 of 25 (4.0%)