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Left Twin*** III

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Everett & Richardson 19/Jan/1989

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This climb is in 253 logbooks, and on 46 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14

alan.rodger - AltLd - 12/Apr/13 with gerhard mors

morsg - AltLd - 12/Apr/13 with Alan Rodger

keithlambley - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with Kate R

Led first 2 ice pitches. Partner finished off the snow top out. Steep and sustained, much harder than SC gully. Amazing climbing though.
Cat Hendrie - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

Fat ice. Alex's first pure ice lead.
Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/13 with Alex Thompson

Fat ice, nicely chopped up holds. H led the topout. Busy & popular route, but fun way to end trip.
Alex Thompson - AltLd β - 31/Mar/13 with Haydn Martin

lead the 2nd pitch
scatface - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with connor, pepette

fantastic conditions the second pitch was steeper than expected! Thought it was a better pitch than anything on point five yesterday. Most of the buttress routes are looking thin or non existant.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Richard Gentry

great condition with in situ gear at both belays
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13

Robertgiddy - Lead - 03/Mar/13

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alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/13 with David Qualtrough

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13

ClimberJimmyB - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Joris

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/13

Ran out of screws and as a result ran the crux pitch out to a huge level. Superb climb. Solid III and definitely 3*. Topped out to breathtaking sunset views over the Ben. The trade off was the long walk off having missed the gondola.
gb83 - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Will AHM

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/13

By ramp near right wall, felt steep in places.
furbrow - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with Alan S

PYB intro lead by Keith Ball.
steveforgrieve - 2nd - 20/Feb/13

jamesh - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Jim Unwin

mickd - AltLd - Feb/13

johniebriggs - AltLd - Feb/13 with Kat M

Cracking day!
markwarner - AltLd - Feb/13

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 24/Jan/13

Hidden - 24/Jan/13

Ab down easy gully, cornice was stable. Led first pitch, pretty steep for first climb of the season. Did pitches 2 and 3 together (60m rope). Neale did the last pitch to the top, no cornice to worry about. Ice was generally good, got lots of screws in.
Andy Hewison - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Neale

Great conditions, and only two other teams on the East Face!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Jan/13 with Nick S

First winter climb. Awesome day out with a guide, good guy.
stoneback - 2nd - 19/Jan/13 with ken

3 pitches, abseiled in. middle pitch full 60m
johnrich - 2nd - 16/Jan/13 with Mike Pescod

Traversed off Hurricane Arete & finished up this
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Heike

MTBAnimal - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/13

smiler - AltLd - 2013

kenneM - Lead - 15/Feb/12 with Paul Elliott

lead final pitch.
paul91 - 2nd - 15/Feb/12 with mike kennedy

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Feb/12

BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Sam Thompson

Probably the best grade III route I have ever done. The condition was reasonably good.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Lee P

mark-abz - 2nd - 13/Feb/12 with Tom V, Chris T

Excellent climb Andy led crux pitch
Palomino1hills - Lead - 13/Feb/12 with Andy

khawk - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with DT

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/12

joeydurkin - AltLd - 29/Jan/12 with Sam thorburn

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12

JBROWN41 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with James Davis

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/12

Luke Brooks - Solo - 16/Jan/12

frazzy4 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with jim

Very good. If you have 60m ropes you can go from in-situ belay to in-situ belay.
Shaw Brown - Lead - 15/Jan/12 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jan/12

guy757 - 12/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Nice route, in really good nick, but saw avalanche come down Right Twin next door so stopped climbing for the day after this.
Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Guided by Cameron, ice a bit soft in places
bigglesbutcha - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Cameron, Ross Bishop

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/11

very poor weather
davefount - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/11

With two beginners
MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - Feb/11

smcw - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with zoe anderson

ZA - 2nd - Feb/11 with smcw

JYates - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Malcom Jessop

xoran - 2nd - 30/Jan/11

Very, VERY busy but excellent conditions and a hell of a second pitch.
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Klas, Josh

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/11

gee-whizz - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/11 with Tel-goatman, spike sellers

Mega spindrift!
liamo333 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Rob Noone

rob87n - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with Liam Brophy

The Novice thought it to be grade IV due to lean conditions and brittle water ice all the way up. Enjoyed it. First proper lead on ice where I felt in control.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Novice

tigertim - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Steve Cousins

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/11

marie_p - 2nd - Jan/11 with Adrian

adie84 - 2011

31770 - 2011

great weather and snow condition - no wind, sunshine on top. ice in good condition. placed several secure ice screws. felt quite hard for III.
JimS - AltLd - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Dec/10

Early season so thin and steep, ice not in great condition either. Lead pitch 1.
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Keri

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/10

Steep for III, but quality ice climbing. The 5th day of perfect winter climbing on the trot :)
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Paul Sheehan, Dave Brown

Comedy of errors at the start with forgotten ropes & harness but all ended OK following a return trip to the car park & a bit of a lash up with some slings! Route in great shape with loads of ice.
Mountain Llama - 2nd - 10/Mar/10 with Mark & Paul

This was a joy to climb after I backed off Typhoon due to poor ice. A little snowy at the upper half.
Limestone-Lad - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Mar/10

Johann - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/10 with Harry Ellis

With Maddy. Steep and fairly sustained. High wind and poor snow conditions generally. However, route quitee clean and plenty of ice.
Si Carter - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/10

Started 1 or 2 pitches up, traversed in from The Split. Rad led icy chimmney on right of gully. Leaving the top slope and cornice to me.
Roch - AltLd - 24/Feb/10 with MRT

Hidden - 23/Feb/10

My second ascent, just as enjoyable as the first. Ended up rescuing a party who'd got stuck under the cornice on Right Twin.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Grayham Stephenson

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 09/Feb/10 with Bruce Henry, Huw Gilbert

Classic route, good ice and firm snow, spindrift from the blizzard above
JulianD - 2nd - 01/Feb/10 with Michael L, Phil D

P1 and P3. Lovely stuff.
Richard Gilbert - AltLd O/S - Feb/10 with Rich Watson

Novice - AltLd - Feb/10

First winter route, awesome.
ben__day - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/10 with Martyn Frost

Patrick led the two main pitches. Ice and snow conditions made the route hard and very scary. Screws would never have held a fall and there was a section of vertical rimed up ice at the top of the main gulley - very serious and quite challenging. Route was easily in Grade IV condition, and serious for that.
groovy_nut - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Patrick

Spence22 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/10 with Ed

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 22/Mar/09 with John Vehnier, Martin, Leon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - Mar/09

GScot38 - Lead O/S - Mar/09

2 nd pitch 60 m
martin one - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/09 with Barry H &Patrick

Never much protection.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Alex Elliot

Led P1 and P3, very windy above the corrie resulting in an exciting gondola ride
Brendan - AltLd - 21/Feb/09 with Andy

Danny Crump - 2nd - 20/Feb/09 with Andy Nisbet

Brilliant ice, steep crux. 1st on the route after sprinting from the Gondola.
Zoomer - Lead - 19/Feb/09 with Danny Mc Andrew

DannyMac - 2nd - 19/Feb/09 with glenn bloomer

John Carney - 18/Feb/09 with Rob Jarvis

Good route but people still found ways of knocking ice down despite it being possible to climb it with out swinging an axe or kiking steps as it was so hacked out.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Sam

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/09

John Kettle - Lead - 10/Feb/09

DrJon - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Anne & Mark

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd RP - 29/Jan/09

in geat nick,enjoyable 2nd pitch nice fat bulge
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - AltLd rpt - 29/Jan/09 with David pillok

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/09

Mog - AltLd - 2009

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Jamie Tattersall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08

Mike really should have carried more screws up. 3 in 60m of steeper than expected climbing.
maresia - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/08 with Mike Kann

sgl - Lead - 09/Apr/08 with Susie

followed by cliff smith. pretty steep for III, PG led ice pitch thus i didn't have much to do.
mgg - AltLd - 06/Apr/08 with PG.

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 06/Apr/08 with Loz

Ken Applegate - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Dave Buckett, Alex Wheldon

KevB - 2nd - 17/Mar/08

Amazing route. My first hard, sustained winter route with the added spice of having blocks of snow twanging of my helmet.
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Tommo

Had to help three other pairs over the cornice on adjacent climbs
John Roe - AltLd - 15/Mar/08 with Andy Johnson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/08

Ace, found this quite easy. Excellent snow/ice.
jimorothy - Lead - Mar/08 with Rachel Crolla

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/08

Fairly lean so the 2nd pitch was pretty steep. Really good value.
Gman - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/08 with Carl

Led Pitch 1 and 3
malc - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/08 with Paul S

richard s - 2nd - 15/Feb/08 with Mark Walker

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Chris Drinkwater

gibbo38 - 2nd - 12/Feb/08 with martin

gibbo21 - 2nd - 12/Feb/08 with Martin

Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/08

Just Another Dave - Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/08

Captain Solo - Solo - 21/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Jan/08

mike kann - Lead O/S - 2008 with maresia

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2008

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Martina

Soloed the first pitch, Shona led the second pitch and I led the last pitch.
Luke Kelly - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Shona

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/07

soloed first pitch in fit of haste : ( Then James took over and did the next pitch properly!
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 03/Mar/07 with Jimbob

Christopher Williamson - 2nd - Mar/07

Glorious conditions - chewy ice followed by stable snow and a reasonable cornice. Worth the short queue...
Tom Stoddart - AltLd - 26/Feb/07 with Tom Slade

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/07

I led pitch 1 and 3. Rob led the crux pitch 2. Route was in excellant condition with lots of ice.
CJE - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/07 with Rob Lillywhite

barney_edin - AltLd - 21/Feb/07 with Kati

Soloed 1st pitch, Tim lead the 2nd.
galpinos - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Tim

John Kettle - AltLd - 12/Feb/07

Utterly superb!
Monk - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/07 with Alan

Rampikino - Lead - 04/Feb/07 with Cat

Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Nic Shannon

kenseamon - 2nd - Feb/07 with Neil

simon_williams6 - 2nd rpt - Feb/07

keith leonard - AltLd - 2007

joese7en - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/06

stuartm555 - 2nd - 01/Apr/06 with Seb Rider

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with keith leonard

Getting a bit mild today!
nicholas Barrowclough - AltLd - 08/Mar/06 with Tim Davies

Jim Haydock - AltLd - 04/Mar/06 with Guy (Fawksey)

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/06

gripped01 - Lead - Mar/06 with Bobby G

luckyjim - Solo - Mar/06

luckyjim - Solo - Mar/06

mje1398 - 2nd - 19/Feb/06 with John M

Pitches fairly short. Good ice gully. Pitch 1 - belayed on existing tat and nut, pitch 3 belayed off good spike just over top of main gully. The final pitch was just a snow field to the cornice at the top, where we found a gap. Access: Down climbed from top (down an easy gully) and traversed to get to base of route. Used cable car and chair lift to get as high as possible to avoid slog.
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Colin Beechey

maybe_si - AltLd - Feb/06

Friable, someone died on this a couple of days after we did it.
Iggy_B - 2nd - Feb/06 with Alan

francis blunt - Lead - Feb/06 with Aengus Mc Cullough

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with tim p

Jennyvs - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

latitude - AltLd - 30/Jan/06 with Andy Wilson

stooby - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/06 with Pat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/06

jamestheyip - 2nd dnf - 17/Jan/06 with Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay

edmitchell - 2nd - Jan/06 with stuart macaleese, margaret best

centurion05 - Lead - 2006 with lee wales

Hidden - 2006

dthomson - 2006 with Cameron Thomson

Ice Spider - Lead - 2006 with Rew

Fantastic Ice, noone else around. My first grade III, (seconded).
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 19/Nov/05 with Tim

icescrew - AltLd - Apr/05 with Graham Temple

Second winter route, good ice led first and third pitches.
Bokonon - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/05 with Nev

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 08/Mar/05 with Jim Holt

sebastien - AltLd - Mar/05 with Martin W.

G. Tiger, Esq. - AltLd - Mar/05

Sandy P - Lead - Mar/05 with LukeO

Ed Saint - Mar/05

Chris L Hill - 2nd - Mar/05 with Stuart Shaw, Mark Hudson

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Feb/05

McGus - Lead - Feb/05 with Nick Brook

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

first ice route
Joe Nunn - AltLd - 30/Jan/05 with stevious

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/05

Excellent condition. Not an axe or crampon hole in sight.
dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/05 with Angus Murray

steev - AltLd O/S - Jan/05 with Manjoe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/05

and Chris Mothersdale. Led 1st pitch
KeithW - AltLd O/S - Jan/05 with Dave Pritt

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2005

easers - AltLd dnf - Dec/04 with Doug Aitken

steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with Paul Rowlands

James B - Mar/04

ist and 2nd pitches led by me and third pitch by Frank
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/04 with Frank Thies

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/04

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/04 with Stewart Richardson

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/04

akhughes - Lead O/S - Feb/04

joe king - Feb/04 with frank and steve

Gman - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with James

Stone Muppet - 2004

kevburr - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/03

crowberry gully - AltLd - 16/Mar/03 with Ross McGibbon

Jim Haydock - AltLd - 14/Mar/03 with Dave Hollinger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/03

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Mar/02

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jan/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/02

Tarquin - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/01

roryifinlay - AltLd O/S - Jan/01 with Tony Bishopp

Yourlead - AltLd - 22/Mar/00 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Mar/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

zero six - AltLd - 2000

seanyt - AltLd - Jan/98

Hidden - 01/Apr/97

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jan/97

Hidden - Lead - 1995

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IV0 of 49
easy IV3 of 49
hard III36 of 49
III9 of 49
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 253 (3.2%)
Lead45 of 253 (17.8%)
Followed54 of 253 (21.3%)
Alt Leads129 of 253 (51.0%)
Unknown17 of 253 (6.7%)

'Climbed'145 of 253 (57.3%)
clean O/S96 of 253 (37.9%)
clean β2 of 253 (0.8%)
clean rpt6 of 253 (2.4%)
clean RP1 of 253 (0.4%)
dnf3 of 253 (1.2%)