ian lead, we soled first pitch, cold and windy day, took 3 hours 30 to get to climb, coming down was much quicker we went wrong way and had to traverse solo about 200m to get in to the cwm below climb, ended up a long day!
Matthew Martin Wsm - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/15 with Ash payne, ian marshall
Hidden - Solo - 14/Mar/15
Dougbart - Solo - 14/Mar/15 with Iain
Good ice and enjoyable as approach to higher stuff.
davkeo - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/15
cearbhalld - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/15
in ascent and descent. One very icy pitch, otherwise not too firm, or too soft ,but def not neve. On descent by afternoon/evening, very soft, water dripping off rocks, and not looking too stable either. Attempted routes higher up, but snow was incredibly soft and made very slow progress.
TAG_UTLEY - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/15 with Colin
LJKing - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Adrian Botting
Good conditons. Plenty of ice.
keith hal - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Tim
A repeat of one of, if not the first, grade IIs I ever did. More ice than I remember last time; started with four ice screws racked; next pitch got the other two out of the pack and made use of all of them. Lovely route. Shortly after topping out on the Garadh, saw someone take a nasty fall off Comb Gully Buttress and assisted them down to a heli pickup from Coire na Ciste (putting us in a nice position to go on up to Moonlight Gully).
timday - AltLd rpt - 14/Feb/15 with KeithH
Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/15 with Mark Stevenson
boyson - 2nd - 09/Feb/15
joese7en - 08/Feb/15
Used as approach for Glover's Chimney. Good neve
skirton - Solo - 06/Feb/15 with Sean Henderson
Used as an approach for Glovers chimney. I lead kicking steps all the way, hard work! Mix of powder snow with a crust and a fair bit of neve
seanhendo123 - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/15 with Sarah
alan barnes - AltLd - 03/Jan/15 with tom sylvester, julie baum
2 excellent ice pitches
michaelb1 - 20/Dec/14 with M Tighe
Very banked out, en route to glovers chimney
manwithacam - Solo - 09/Mar/14 with khalidq
On the way to Glover's Chimney, but no ice fall.
khalidq - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Dan Metcalf
Hidden - 2014
Very thin, done in three pitches with no gear for all three.
Three full pitches on 60m ropes, take the guidebooks 95m with a pinch of salt.
Cameron94 - AltLd - 06/Dec/13
Mostly seconded other than the last pitch to the top which was soloed due to the fact the leader couldn't find a belay. Ice was good when it needed to be. Echo the thoughts of the route being longer than the book says it is ! A good start to the season.
Nath93 - 2nd - 06/Dec/13
Well banked out with snow. One grade 3 move on ice other than that grade 2 route in the condition when we were on it! Nice situation though.
010paw - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with calum mcphee, Andy Watt
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13
luckyjim - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with D Helm
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/13
Dougbart - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with Iain
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/13
Ben Sharp - 2nd - 28/Feb/13 with rick armitage
Simonfarfaraway - Lead - 23/Feb/13 with Paul Arkless
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13
Hidden - 21/Feb/13
Easy route on a bad weather day.
Originally went to do Tower scoop but very windy high up in Observatory gully so came lower.
Jim Haydock - 21/Feb/13 with Paul Quinn
Hidden - 19/Feb/13
Stuzz - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Mark
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/13
Best combination of climbing conditions and weather on the Ben in a long time. Banked out except for first ice step. Great ice but bulge made it an exciting solo. Great viewpoint at the top
Doogleman - Solo - Feb/13
Nice first ice step (could have been avoided on snow to the left). Climbed up to the second ice step which was dripping with water and wouldn't take a screw. Tried climbing up the rock to the right before down climbing back to the bottom of the route.
James_L88 - Lead dnf - 22/Jan/13 with Wyn Jones
Hidden - 2013
smiler - AltLd - 2013
captain - 2013
RedFox - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/12
Hidden - Solo dnf - 13/Feb/12
jamesh - AltLd - 05/Feb/12 with Jim Unwin
Robin Brooke - 2nd - Feb/12 with ed chard
jcurley - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Chris Drinkwater
Devious route finding to pass some loaded and distinctly dodgy slopes lead to a nice little III pitch on the way to Glover's.
greenroom - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/12 with hodgegrayson
Jonny Fart-Pants - Solo - 28/Jan/12 with Frith Wood
mikedelderfield - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Steven Delderfield
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/12
ste_d - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/12 with mik
Narked4fun - 2012
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11
The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Christian Minett, Tom Williams
Well banked out and at an easy angle, if a little icey. Piched only because lots of spindrift coming down. Placed my first peg for the belay, as couldn't find much rock gear.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Mark B
Some large crevasses where the ice pitches were in early season. A great viewpoint from the top of this route!
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/11
with geoff and jon
groliver26 - 2nd - 01/Feb/11 with Jon Ridley, Geoff Pyatt
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Geoff Pyatt, Gavin Oliver
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Steve Farmer
Marq - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Paul Hearn (HMC)
carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11
Conan - Solo - 29/Jan/11
Stuzz - AltLd rpt - 27/Jan/11 with Jamie, Craig
yellow - 2nd - 23/Jan/11
Spence22 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Carl
The snow pretty solid all day, although the first pitch was kinda thin
chmckay - AltLd - 2011 with Jamie Murray, Graham Stuchberry
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Tenko - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/10
Peter Holder - Solo - 29/Dec/10 with lewis fraser
Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/10
Used as approach to Glover's Chimney. Contained two significant ice pitches.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/10 with Neil Redgrave
1918hasti - 2nd - 28/Dec/10 with Doc
Gully thin on snow hence water ice at the start of the first pitch. A collapsing snow and ice crux half way up the next made it an exciting solo especially for those with limited reach. Well done the short arses! More like a III in this condition?
mikehenesy - 16/Dec/10 with Dave Tait, Percy
gripped01 - AltLd - 16/Dec/10 with Mike Henesy, Dave Tait
well steep at the start!
Timo Austino - 11/Dec/10 with Nats
Only did the first pitch. (very nice grade III ice in the conditions) then traversed off. One other nice looking ice step further up, rest of the route looks like a nice enough snow plod.
Stuzz - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/10 with Geoff
Two nice ice pitches.
joeydurkin - AltLd - 02/Dec/10 with Liz F, Dave Gleave
Just did the first ice pitch (nice III), by far the best looking bit, after soloing up the icefalls on the right hand approach to the corrie floor.
Moonstone Hippy - 2nd dnf - 02/Dec/10 with Graham
no ice had to rock climb . long day
OZZY1962 - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with barry, Andy, JEROME
felt hard due to poor build up at bottom.
Palomino1hills - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with Geoff and Andy
Used as part of a great link up from the CIC hut, up the little snow filled gorge, garadh, then number 2 buttress. Some gigantic bergschrunds and waterfalls. One detour onto rock to get past a non-existent ice step.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Matt
ebastock - Solo - 26/Mar/10 with John Beddard
Just banked-out snow slopes for the normal bit of the gully, but the reason for going up was to get to the 20m icefall on the LHS of the upper section. Had a go at the LHS of the fall, but wimped at the idea of going all-out on the last long vertical bit... so escaped via the handy snow bank in the cave behind the fall!
andybuckley - Solo - 07/Feb/10 with Steve Crawford
JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Marcel
Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 30/Jan/10
asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/10 with Matt Todd
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/10
Grade II on the day, 3 short easy ice pitches
robinsi197 - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Nick
marceli - 2010 with JonBrown, Sophie Nunn, floris
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Chose this due to high winds on summit routes. Guido lost a Dachy mitt.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Guido
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/09
Ross McGibbon - 2009
cragmanuk - 2009 with Ian Lamb
rossn - 2009
George Ormerod - Solo - 19/Apr/08 with Roger
Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 16/Apr/08 with Foggy
crowberry gully - 07/Apr/08 with Ross McGibbon
luckyjim - Solo - Apr/08
Climbed with variant near top, probably grade III. A lot of spindrift and cloud
Malcolm Auchie - AltLd - 18/Mar/08 with Alec Holden
Koon - 2nd - 09/Mar/08
One steep ice pitch at start, hard III maybe easy IV
alifin - AltLd - 03/Mar/08 with Aidan Roe
Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/08
Soft snow apart from a small section of ice and a dodgy descent back into the coire in very soft snow.
Howard J - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/08 with Dan Callaghan, Nick Brakspear
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/08
smac - 2008
Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
brianrunner - AltLd - 27/Mar/07 with martina
Used it to get up into the coire. Hit by huge chunk of ice, very painful.
KeithW - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with SteveM
decs - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/07 with Tom W and Rozzy
grade 3 conditions
abbeywall - AltLd - 03/Mar/07
steven - AltLd O/S - Mar/07 with Simon Dawson
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Feb/07
manmike - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/07 with Jason
jason - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/07 with manmike
endless winter - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/07 with Blane
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/07
Jim Haydock - Solo - 09/Feb/07 with alone
Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Pete Graham, Malcolm Scott
Jamie B - AltLd - Feb/07 with Ed Morrison
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with Phil
gripped01 - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Si Moore
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Feb/06
first proper graded winter climb
EAYL - 2nd - 11/Jan/06 with Stuart Easton
Hidden - 2006
centurion05 - 2006
Roch - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Gary Hope
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/05
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/05 with Dom Stockton
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05
Climbed 3 times over the years. A nice grade II with the short easy ice pitches
Conan - Feb/05
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05
GPN - AltLd - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - 2005
Howard J - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/04 with John Waterhouse
crowberry gully - AltLd - 09/Mar/04 with Ross McGibbon
Ann S - 2nd - Mar/04 with Guide
second time on this.
ruaidh - Lead β - 24/Feb/04
sebastien - Solo - Feb/04
Tim Bateman - AltLd - Feb/04 with Nick Beale
Hannah V - 2nd - 31/Jan/04 with Dave Pritt + others
Also Rachel James on her first winter outing
Howard J - AltLd - 01/Mar/03 with Conan Harrod
Gman - Lead O/S - Feb/03 with Carl
Very nice first pitch led by Nick
rossn - AltLd O/S - Feb/03 with Nick Bryan
Captain Solo - Solo - 21/Apr/01 with Ian Everard
LakesWinter - AltLd - 18/Apr/01 with Wil
Hidden - Mar/01
Hidden - Lead - Feb/01
Hidden - Lead - 2001
Hidden - Solo - 2001
niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/00 with am_bodach
akhughes - 2000
Jacob Ram - Lead - 21/Mar/99 with mike taylor
nickdonohue - Solo - 12/Apr/98
johnkeith - AltLd - 1998 with G. Callander
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/97
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/97
Marti999 - Lead - Feb/97
Marti999 - AltLd - 1997
Hidden - Lead - 08/Mar/96
Hidden - Feb/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/96
Mickdenali - Lead - Mar/95 with Mick Cadwell, Gail Waller
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/95
Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/92
OMSKB - AltLd - 29/Feb/92
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 26/Feb/92 with Nick Ashton
solo on my own no crampons . cut steps on a steep bit. was II/III on the day.
jlury - Solo - Jan/90
surfbish - Lead O/S - Feb/88
grade I banked out
jlury - Solo - Feb/88 with LUMC
Hidden - Solo - 13/Dec/87
Hidden - Solo - Apr/87
Richard Weller - Lead - 03/Mar/87 with Nigel Thompson
Hidden - Lead - Feb/87
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/86
Richard Weller - Lead dnf - 17/Jan/85 with Ant Osborne
Mark Kemball - Solo - 27/Mar/84 with Aamir Butt
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1984
Hidden - Solo - 1984
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 18/Dec/83 with Alan Walker
Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/Mar/83 with Katie Quinn
John Marsland - 2nd - Dec/81 with John Clifford Smith
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 19/Mar/81 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
Mark Kemball - Solo - 25/Feb/81 with Mark Boon
soloed before doing Glovers
David Smith - Solo - Feb/80
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/77
Paul Clarke - 1975 with FMC
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/68