chris.greaves - 2nd β - 15/Feb/15
David Kay - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Pete Dalzell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15
How easy - 2nd - 07/Feb/15 with Markygee
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/14
keithlambley - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with Kate R
Slightly damp, and a little soft up at the cornice, but a good solid route. Left hand exit not enticing, but found alternative exit on right side.
Andy Syme - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Al Goodridge
Enjoyable route although felt steep and hard for a Grade II. Very steep loose snow at the top but luckily James managed to exit left at the top onto a small snow ridge and over the cornice! We started late and climbed slowly so missed the gondola down, although summiting to a beautiful sunset made the extra walking worthwhile!
michaelmurray - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Matt Myerscough, James
great day out only a little wind , lots of ice and hard snow think it was more a 3 very steep may b about 70 degrees at mid height . we exit right. we were the only climber there
OZZY1962 - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with JEROME
Great day only climbers on the face strong easterly good steep ice on a couple of pitches
Palomino1hills - Lead - 10/Mar/13 with Geoff
Solid grade III, very good apart from last pitch which was near vertical snow
oliverk - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Sarah Moorhouse
First winter Scottish lead, first multipitch lead and first encounter with a horrible cornice. Not very comfortable coming out. But, great experience and much learned.
davidbird63 - Lead - 02/Mar/13 with David Emmett, David Adcock, David Qualtrough
ten4dave - 2nd - 02/Mar/13 with David Bird
Completed on last day of Intermediate Winter Climbing course from Alan Kimber Mountaineering group - seconded and followed the trad for experience - ended with a fun cornice breakthrough. Descent was via my first snow bollard - spooky :-)
sanguine - 2nd O/S - Mar/13 with Spike Sellers
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Mark Ice
gfpowell - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/13
KevB - Lead rpt - 27/Feb/13 with Warren Burke
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13
Managed the route in two pitches. Andrew led first pitch long and didn't seem worth belaying at obvious peg belay 10m after leaving him. Top section was soft from the sun and although the cornice had been cut the snow on the plateau was really poor making the exit difficult not helped by 15 meters of loose rope below. Felt technically the same as green gulley on the Ben
spearing05 - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Andrew
WillCass - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with Si
Found this a bit stiff for a grade II, steep ice pitch & dodgy steep snow just below the cornice, plus traffic & 3 on a rope resulted in missing the gondola & a long walk down!
JezzaCat - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Ben, Stella
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/13
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Joris
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13
Lovely route. Felt more like III though. Stunning views made it an excellent first route for will.
gb83 - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Will AHM
Steep Ice pitch in the middle, much harder than the usual Grade II, nasty soft snow under the cornice as well made things tasty
jasoncash - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Rob Clark, Andy Cash
First Ice step grade 3 condition
markwarner - Solo - Feb/13
Hidden - 24/Jan/13
Not sure what it's normally like but felt pretty hard for a II. Good fun tho, ice of varying quality all the way took screws, rock exposed for gear. Cornice a little 'entertaining'! Easy gully v steep abb'd in. Slopes below crag good n hard.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13 with James Hoyes
Abseiled down easy gully. Good ice but relatively lean conditions. Steep sections at bottom and mid-height were steep and icy. Insecure and bold cornice topout. Felt more like solid grade III.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Rachel B
In 3 pitches. I led first and third, Ali led the second one.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/12 with Ali
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12
In good condition today
Dirty Knees - 12/Feb/12 with Matt Alexander
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/12
Should have realised would be banked up with snow but abbed down lefthand and that looked great. Snowed up and defied protection search. Bob led first sketchy pitch to decent belay and I headed up the second in the hope that pro would present itself, got a dodgy screw in halfway to the top. Had a couple of attempts at getting through the cornice at different points, snow underfoot pretty shitty and kicked big loose buckets. In the end Guy etc bashed out a bit of the lip and gave us a top roped haul out. We did the same for the next party. Exciting stuff on the lead, confidence building.
mikehenesy - AltLd dnf - 28/Jan/12 with Bobby Pearson
Stephen Halliday - 2nd β - 27/Jan/12 with Neil Halliday
Harder, leaner conditions today. I've climbed easier grade 3 routes!
edmitchell - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/12 with Emma Rowe
emmarowe - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/12 with ed mitchell
mrterrynelson - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Jeremy
jaggy bunnet - Solo - 15/Jan/12
andybroadway - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Jeremy Morris
Sally Hudson - AltLd - 13/Jan/12 with Mike Murphy
marcusmarcus1 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/12 with Wilkie, Russ Reid
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Mar/11
robgixer - AltLd - Mar/11
EPIC!! Started out in gorgeous sunshine with odd sprinkling of snow. Chose this line after finding another party on forgotten twin. Almost came a cropper on first pitch after an axe and both feet blew out from cruddy ice, managed to hold with remaining axe. Led all pitches to below HUGE cornice, bailed out from fixed peg above chimney. Helping another party down who only had one 50m line with them. Loads of spindrift blowing from top. Traversed out rightwards to ridge, losing a Mitt along the way. Missed Gondola by miles. Walked off in pitch black with one torch between 2 of us to find that my headtorch was in my sack afterall!!! Doh!
sadsetts - Lead dnf - 12/Feb/11 with Ronny
Fantastic route. Led pitch 1 and 3 to top out. Loads of spindrift. Felt steep!
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Dan
Gibbo - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Elaine Azzopardi, Rich Abell
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Matt_L_Robinson
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 21/Dec/10
Had to retreat from the top as cornice to big
martin one - Lead - 16/Mar/10 with Dan, barry Hewitt
Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Spad - 2nd - 31/Jan/10
GScot38 - Lead O/S - Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/09
Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/09 with Martin, Ewan Buckingham
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/09
Ha! Taught myself ice climbing with this route. First ever climb and solo.!!
EcoClimber - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/09
Very pleasant climbing. Ice in the narrows a bit soft but good grade 2.
Zoomer - AltLd - 18/Feb/09 with Danny Mc Andrew
DannyMac - AltLd - 18/Feb/09 with glenn bloomer
In good condition, although perhaps hard for grade II. Party above dropped a deadman - could have quite literally lost my head!
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Mick D
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09
Dropped Steve's Deadman when swapping gear over at the start of the third pitch...would have been really useful to protect the exit over the cornice...oops!
Alpandy - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Steve
SteveM - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Andy
Good nick all the way, took a left hand variation on narrow chimney high up...
alan wilson - Solo - 10/Feb/09
Bit of a faff finding protection for first belay. Out of practice and usual terror negotiating the cornice. Andy 1st and 3rd pitch. Ian 2nd pitch.
Andynsloan - AltLd rpt - 10/Feb/09 with Ian Sillett
Excellent, my first taste of front pointing and abseiling off of a snow bollard. Had to run for the cable car at the end of the day!
Irk the Purist - 2nd - 09/Feb/09 with Andy
Novice - AltLd - Feb/09
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/09 with Helen Tsai
GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 01/Jan/09 with Jon Moulding
Mog - AltLd - 2009
Darrell Read - 31/Dec/08 with Mike Kean
With Matt Forshaw. Wrote off car on way back down the ski road! 3 days to get home from Fort William!
MartF - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/08
Hidden - Lead - Dec/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/08
A lot of digging. Got quite warm.
beckycoles - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08
tom_holdsworth - AltLd - 17/Mar/08 with Mike Kennedy
Calder - 2nd - 16/Mar/08 with Mark
First winter climb. Loads of uncolsolidated snow and a steep conrnice to negotiate. Best fun ever!
pepperpot - 2nd β - 16/Mar/08 with Tim
Scary cornice top out on sugary crap with basically no gear. Dug/swam my way up somehow convinced I was about to die and eventually made it...Totally fantastic
Diggler - Lead O/S - Mar/08
Led pitch 2.
malc - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/08 with Paul S
Ken Applegate - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with Dave Buckett, Phil James
gareth r - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Hywel
eagleopus - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Gareth
star8ug - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Brother
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/08
Went soloing while others where doing winter skills by ski lift
deano - Solo - 26/Jan/08
Simon got to about 4 metres below the cornice, but the snow was too soft. After 45mins of digging and gaining no height it looked like the cornice might collapse and knock him off, so we backed off.
My Gravity - 2nd - 19/Jan/08 with Simon S
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 05/Jan/08
Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Jan/08
Andrew1 - Lead - 02/Jan/08 with Thom Gornell
joese7en - AltLd O/S - 2008
Luke Kelly - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Shona
Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/07
Boistelle - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/07 with Mike,Gregg
JDSwain - 20/Feb/07 with Andy Nisbet, Ian Swain, Ian Jackson
Great Day out, Frist winter Route
IanJackson - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/07 with Swain16
left the gully after one pitch and climbed up buttress to left. enjoyable II/III
Tobias at Home - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with SteveM
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 17/Feb/07 with Helen
bms - Lead - 13/Feb/07 with DW
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/07
Mr R led first pitch, I led second. Even endured a cornice collapse being thrown down the chute over us.
bawjaws - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Martin Riddell
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/07
Sandy P - AltLd - 04/Feb/07 with LukeO
Conditions looked good but the snow on this route just fell away and couldn't get any decent axe placements. The first pitch had a tricky step over a gaping hole and the 2nd just wasn't solid so we abbed off. Good experience though.
Monk - AltLd dnf - 02/Feb/07 with Alan
I lead crux, Ewan got the cornice
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Ewan
antibubble - Feb/07
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/07
MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - 2007
Climbed with Moony after we did Glover's Chimney
kenneM - Lead - Dec/06 with Moony
First winter route, awesome! loved every minute of it. Petar led first and third pitches, Pete second and fourth.
rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/06 with Pete & Petar
cubehead - AltLd - 12/Mar/06
Fantastic gully with some excellent ice sections. Would have been nice if the weather had been better though.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/06 with Carl Pulley
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/06
luckyjim - Solo - Mar/06
Rampikino - Lead - 26/Feb/06 with Liz Hay
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Neil Mackay
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/06
Three on a 50m rope?!! Soft deep snow, took a while. Some steep ice underneath. Soft cornice needed 2 attempts to get over
KeithW - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Steve Prest & Elsa
Hidden - Lead - Jan/06
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 2006 with abbey
Hidden - 2006
Ice Spider - Lead - 2006 with Rew
Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/05
Hidden - Solo - Dec/05
icescrew - AltLd - Apr/05 with Graham Temple
Captain Solo - Solo - 07/Mar/05
Zippy1999 - Lead - Mar/05 with Alan Gordon
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/05 with Kate Ludley
A learning experience finding protection! Malc did the run out to the top.
Andynsloan - AltLd - 10/Feb/05 with Malcolm Sloan
steev - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Gaz
Tom Last - 2nd - Feb/05 with Denise & Kevin
Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Feb/05 with Phil Humberstone
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Lorraine McCall
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/05
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 29/Jan/05
Hidden - 23/Jan/05
Led the second and fourth pitches. The last to the top was basically unprotected but fine. Fantastic weather and a nice little climb. A good start to a new season.
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/05 with Ramon Martin
Ramon Marin - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/05 with Rob Oram
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/04
seanyt - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/04
jsw1 - 2nd - 06/Mar/04 with David Buchanan
dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/04 with Angus Murray and John Maguire
steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with Paul Rowlands
luckyjim - Solo - Mar/04
markshaf - 2nd - 29/Feb/04
I led all pitches
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/04 with Frank Thies
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/04 with Stewart Richardson
tom.e - 2nd O/S - Feb/04 with Charlie Everett
Hidden - Lead - Feb/04
Gman - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with James
akhughes - Solo - 2004
Stone Muppet - 2004
Jim Haydock - AltLd - 15/Mar/03 with Dave Hollinger
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/03 with simon fairman
Hidden - Lead - 18/Feb/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/02
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/02
Bruce fell off at the start of the climb then after I led the first pitch he decided that he was not able to climb so I joined an other pai(Jocky Marr + 1) to complete the climb.
John Roe - AltLd - 14/Feb/02 with Bruce Cregan
Hidden - 2002
Had to retreat from below cornice. Missed the gondola!
IanMcC - AltLd dnf - 08/Apr/01 with Jimbo
abbeywall - AltLd - 18/Mar/01 with K
crowberry gully - 17/Feb/01 with Ross McGibbon
Mickdenali - Lead O/S - Feb/01 with Steve Thomas
John Brayshaw - AltLd RP - 28/Mar/00 with Chris
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 2000
plain kitten - 2000
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/99
rlrs - 2nd - Feb/99
seanyt - Lead - 1999
Andy Say - Lead - 14/Feb/96
Hidden - Solo - 1994
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/92
Marti999 - Lead - Apr/92
OMSKB - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/92