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East Ridge** II/III

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[Stob Ban, view from the base of East Ridge, 1 kb]200m. Brilliant old school route with a bit of everything. Recommended.

Photo: Stob Ban, view from the base of East Ridge © thedatastream
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This climb is in 77 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - 24/Mar/14

hard work wading through the deep snow!!
luckyjim - Lead - 22/Mar/14 with Claire

keith hal - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with chris & tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14

Deep snow getting onto the ridge. Took a left slanting line up the main step in the ridge - a bit awkward and felt quite stiff for III. Lovely airy sections of narrow ridge. A great route.
borderline - AltLd - 01/Mar/14 with KH, Tim Day

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/14

Very soft, got benighted, HAD A BIG ADVENTURE AND WAS GREAT FUN.
vix - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with JP

Unconsolidated on the day but long and interesting
thedatastream - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Vix

J25 - Lead - 16/Feb/14 with Lorna

alan barnes - 10/Feb/14 with chris baum, julie baum

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/14

class day, moved together throughout. long walk off after map incident
stuart90 - Lead - 01/Feb/14 with Niall Browne, conor gilmour

on Plas y Brenin "Scottish Winter Climbing" course
ian.ross.bnc - 2nd - Feb/14

jon59 - AltLd - 30/Jan/14

very easy but classic, grase 3 walk in grade 2 climbing!
phil64 - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/14

luckyjim - Solo - 17/Dec/13

mattvitel - 27/Mar/13

Gazlynn - 20/Mar/13 with Andy Giff

Hidden - AltLd β - 20/Mar/13

mikelaing - Lead - Mar/13 with Ben & Rad

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/13

First winter lead!!
mark sharples - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13

Jamie B - Lead - 14/Feb/13 with Client

Great climb, soloed half of it and moved together for the final half. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/north-east-ridge-stob-ban
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/13

Tarquin - 05/Feb/13 with Subbs

Theeni - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/13

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/13

Decmorris - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/13

boab m - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/12

A really enjoyable solo on a beautiful winter day. Took the ridge pretty much directly, Grade III overall with some entertaining steps. Spectacular exposure on the final pinnacles.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/12

Hidden - 22/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/11

robgixer - AltLd - Mar/11

Danny Crump - Solo - 22/Feb/11 with Steve Farndon, Tony Wood

Bit windy up there! Good route, soloed most, pitched a bit. Good snow and turf. Summited in white out,descended down east ridge. 5 hours car to car.
lithos - 20/Feb/11

Hidden - 20/Feb/11

Moved together. Great little route with good gear and plenty of variety. Shame it isn't a bit longer.
barney800 - 20/Feb/11 with Will Coombs

Very nice little ridge, open to lots of variation. In the high wind and low visibility, we skirted a couple of the buttresses but taken direct could give a good long route, possibly at a higher grade. Got the rope out for one pitch up a nice v corner with excellent turf in the back. Total white out on the top and rued my decision not to pack goggles!
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Rob

Great route, mostly grade II with some optional mixed sections which felt hard (but excellent and well protected) for II.
Ben Sharp - Lead - 20/Feb/11 with Simon Ash

Quality mountaineering route with some good mixed moves. Little snow bearing in mind recent weather. Only saw two other teams all day.
Fly Fifer - Lead - 17/Feb/11 with Gaz, Shug

Gazlynn - 17/Feb/11 with Mark

First winter climb for Fabien and Jorge! Great route, surprised it's not more popular. Good gear, great situations and a nice variety of climbing.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 16/Feb/11 with Jorge, Fabien

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/11

MGrock - AltLd - 16/Feb/11

Hidden - 15/Feb/11

did two pitches at the start, soloed the rest. Good conditions
abbeywall - 12/Feb/11 with K, AC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11

with the last tricky step taken direct which felt like tech 5
davefount - AltLd O/S - 2011

PAJames - 2011

dhjunkie - Solo - 24/Oct/10 with Pricey

Moved together, nice route
Elsier - Lead - 06/Mar/10 with Chrissie

ste_d - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Steven Delderfield

Great fun winter climb with guide Richard Bentley. First time out for Liam in such extreme winter conditions, Scotland had the biggest dump of snow for a long time just the week before we arrived
bigdunk - 2nd - 27/Feb/10 with Liam McDonald, Kieran McDonald

Moved together in lower half then pitched upper half.
Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Jeanie

Hidden - 01/Feb/10

oliverk - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Neville

Hidden - 17/Mar/09

Moving together very soggy descent north ridge
Batt - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with Rachel B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/09

Excellent route in full on Scottish winter conditions - winds 70mph gusts.
Lawman - 2nd - 21/Mar/08 with Alann Halewood, Tracey Nicholls

With Mike Pescod from Abacus Mountaineering. 2 day winter climbing course.
Koon - 2nd - 08/Mar/08 with Rebecca Moore

Also Paul. Alpine style ascent, 3 roped together, using protection. Clear day. Firm snow/ ice.
johnjb - 2nd - 01/Mar/08 with Bagdad John

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jan/07

icescrew - AltLd - Mar/05 with Steve & Charlie

Did not finish due to Matt wimping out twice in two days. Almost finished it though.
timharrison - Lead dnf - 2002 with Jamie, Matt, John

220bpm - AltLd O/S - Feb/00 with Dave

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Mar/98

auld al - Solo O/S - Mar/86

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Voting
Total votes cast 20
hard III0 of 9
III0 of 9
easy III1 of 9
hard II/III1 of 9
II/III6 of 9
easy II/III0 of 9
hard II0 of 9
II0 of 9
easy II1 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 77 (13.0%)
Lead24 of 77 (31.2%)
Followed11 of 77 (14.3%)
Alt Leads17 of 77 (22.1%)
Unknown15 of 77 (19.5%)

'Climbed'45 of 77 (58.4%)
clean O/S30 of 77 (39.0%)
clean β1 of 77 (1.3%)
dnf1 of 77 (1.3%)