Fawlty Towers* III
[1st pitch of Fawlty Towers on Ben Nevis in very thin conditions., 2 kb]First icefall right of Douglas Gap
T. Mcaulay and N Muir 02/Apr/1980

Photo: 1st pitch of Fawlty Towers on Ben Nevis in very thin conditions. © Terrance Glancy
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This climb is in 69 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

AndyCook - 2nd - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/14

Andrew Holden - 2nd - 24/Mar/14

Low level option with much fresh snow on the approach. Mostly unconsolidated with unfrozen turf and cruddy ice. A lot harder than expected.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 23/Mar/14 with Gary

malteserEd - AltLd - 21/Mar/14

I led P1 (bold, unconsolidated and unfrozen. Not the best choice!). Ed led P2, Tim led P3 then abbed into Douglas Gap and back to CIC
Adrianw - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/14 with Ed Sciberras, Tim Hakim

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/14

2010_graham - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/14 with Olle K

Plenty snow and spindrift. Little gear.
olekemi - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/14 with Simon T, Graham D

Little gear on the route most it was buried. Summit ridge was a snow arÍte so no gear on final belay.
chris smith - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jan/14

Hidden - Mar/13

The Patriot - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Phil Dowthwaite

davesa - 2nd - 15/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/13

Thawing rapidly! Good enough route for a short day, didn't fancy topping out at the summit in the hellish wind!
konacol - AltLd - 03/Feb/13 with Robert McMurray, Danny Doran

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/13

brad_tait - 2nd - 01/Feb/13

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/13 with Philip Ralfs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/13

chris smith - 28/Jan/13

Really thin and lean conditions which made it hard in the grade
David Cowley - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Chris Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

dan doran - 2013 with Rab mcmurray, konacol

A nice route for a quick nip up! Seemed a little spicier than the guide book grade. Good alternative finish up through a nose is interesting. A slight traverse back along to the start of tower ridge and an abseil into the gully was ideal descent.
010paw - 2nd O/S - 15/Dec/12 with Guy Stephens, calum mcphee

Lead by Nick Jones (Adventure Peaks). Great 1st pitch.
Jon Sutterby - 2nd dog - 05/Feb/12 with Steve Bate

nickcj - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12

Gary Macaulay - 21/Jan/12 with Peter Berwick

Good route for a bad weather day.
Pete23 - Lead - 21/Jan/12 with Gary McCaulay

centurion05 - 2012

Owain - AltLd - 20/Dec/11 with morsy

morsy - AltLd - 20/Dec/11 with owain

The ice that remains was ok and turf still just about frozen in places, however, it's all disappearing fast!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 21/Mar/11 with Phil Applegate

Hidden - 17/Mar/11

nice first pitch:-)
Pat-H - Lead - 17/Mar/11 with don

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/11

Conditions OK-ish but could do with a refreeze to firm things up. Lead P3.
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 15/Mar/11 with Mark & Paul

Had a look at Hadrians but not today... went for the lower down option instead
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/11 with Paul Sheehan, Dave Brown

Pete23 - 2nd - Mar/11

Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 22/Feb/11 with Pete Robinson

lovely first pitch
Joolz - AltLd - 21/Feb/11 with Matt Upwood

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 19/Feb/11 with Rod Molyneux

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/11

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11

Climbed this after Vanishing Gully. Proved trickier than expected as the ice was lean in places.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Rob Gray

Absolute epic ensued
becoming-stranger - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/11

mini-epic (weather, avalanche)
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/11 with Geoff Pyatt, Gavin Oliver

not quite to the top before what was to become a bit of an epic
groliver26 - 2nd - 03/Feb/11 with Jon Ridley, Geoff Pyatt

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/11

PAJames - 2011

WilliamBurnside - AltLd - 27/Feb/10 with Martin Fitzsimmons

Ab'd off after first pitch
Moonstone Hippy - AltLd dnf - 22/Jan/10 with Phil

A good route after a walk up to the CIC hut
John Roe - Lead - 09/Mar/09 with Martin Coleman

crowberry gully - AltLd - 09/Mar/09 with Ross McGibbon

Danny Boy Dunbar - 2nd - 09/Mar/09 with Ben Wood, Andy Woolston

Fine, if slightly unconsolidated. Did a left hand variation of the top pitch, following a corner, with no turf and unconsolidated snow, it probably went at upper end 4, possibly 5. Otherwise, the top two pitches are grade 1.5 snow slopes!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 29/Jan/09 with Hannah Evans

Hannah Evans - 2nd - 29/Jan/09 with Ken Applegate

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/09

George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - Apr/06 with Roger

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

icescrew - AltLd - Feb/00 with Sandy

akhughes - 2000

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