Started up some steepish ice at the bottom - would have been great if we had any ice gear! Great route
arose - AltLd - 29/Jan/15 with Scott Brooks
drgrange - 2nd - 19/Jan/15
Started from left hand corner of rib, then steep poorly protected move on turf, felt tricky. Lots of interesting moves and good grade III challenges. Excellent fun. Moved together from half way up once on crest and past the 'bad step'. Took 4.5 hours climbing after leisurely 2hr walk in, back at Gondola for 4pm.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Steve Graham
Lots of deep snow at the beginning made for slow going. Really good route with interesting moves throughout. 5 hours of climbing/ digging and still got the gondola down.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Mike
Buried for the first few pitches. Open to plenty of variation. Really enjoyable route and definitely the best on the face.
prog99 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Fiona
In great condition, long walk in from the gondola but well worth it.
Pitched the first half then moved together for the top section.Whiteout and gales on the summit so a good job Ken knew where we were going!! Managed to catch the gondola down much to our relief. Top day.
paulh.0776 - 2nd - 13/Jan/15 with Ken A
bandersnatch - 2015 with Mairi B
Not much snow...
liamo333 - Solo RP - 26/Mar/14 with colenn, Rob Noone
colenn - Solo - 26/Mar/14 with Liam Brophy, Rob Noone
rob87n - Solo - 26/Mar/14 with Colm ennis, Liam Brophy
Andrew Wilson - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14
Excellent! Best route of the trip.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Nick Clarey, Paul Bolton
nclarey - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Paul Bolton, Kirill Spiridonov
Simul-climbed the whole route in 3hrs. Bottom of the buttress the turn was unfrozen and the snow was awful so we traversed onto the buttress a little higher from the left finding awesome hero neve. A far more pleasant experience than my last attempt on this route!
Mr. K - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/14 with Chris Mullaney
philgriffiths - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Rich Payne
fathobbit - 2nd - 01/Mar/14 with Mr. K
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14
andrzej kierzek - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/14
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/14
Banked out powder for first few pitches made for slow going. Top half of route moved together over excellent snow/ice. Whiteout on summit!
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/14 with Paul Gibbison
stanleynkk - AltLd - Jan/14 with Tom Golden, Matthew Cripsey
Wicked! Under fair bit of powder.
tsl42 - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/13 with Chris Damm
Hidden - 30/Dec/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/13
Ice a bit mushy but not a bad choice for the melting conditions. Lovely and warm in the bright sun once on the ridge. Managed to get the gondola back down which makes a nice change. An excellent route very enjoyable.
stev1e.wilso - AltLd - 17/Feb/13 with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 - AltLd - 17/Feb/13 with Steve Wilson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13
nich0las - AltLd - 16/Feb/13 with Paul (AC), Andrew (AC)
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Mark Boden
good conditions all the way, turf not fully frozen at the start but fine higher up
HarryB - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/12
Turf frozen for top half of the route with lots of rime ice. Plenty of unconsolidated snow on smooth slabs, but a good choice for the conditions today.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/12
Really difficult to find start of route, moved together, great day out.
JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with matt king
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/12
mattking_109 - AltLd - Feb/12
Managed to climb line of 'most interest' rather than 'least resistance' which made it more like IV in the conditions! Bailed in worsening weather from the pinnacles near the top, downclimbed the gulley on the left and were promptly avalanched at the bottom. Not an experience I'd like to repeat! =o(
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 12/Mar/11 with Nick Ward, Karl Halliday
Excellently led via the most 'interesting' route by Mr. K until the pinnacles where due to deteriorating weather we abbed into the gully on the left. We downclimbed this and traversed across the approach slopes below Golden Oldy where we were avalanched on from above. A sobering experience! By the time we made it back to the Nevis car park it had been a 17 and half hour day!
KarlH - 2nd dnf - 12/Mar/11 with Nick Ward, Kyle Wood
Loads of wet snow and bad vis but managed route find ok just bit slow so missed the damn gondola! Down by 7 tho!
Batt - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/11 with James Hoyes
Best climb of the week. A very long climb, but never too difficult.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Rachel B
Hidden - 08/Feb/11
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 08/Feb/11 with Keith, Rusty
started up steep ice corner (III/IV?) which topped out onto horrible icy slabs with no gear. didn't like the look of it so backed off. Not my best day
Stuzz - Lead dnf - 08/Feb/11 with Kev
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jan/11
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/10
Fantastic stuff. Weren't sure which climb we were on until we checked the guidebook the next day. Finished late in the dark. Stacked with snow.
ollie1 - Lead - 20/Feb/10
Stuzz - AltLd dnf - 16/Feb/10 with Paddy
jamesh - 2nd - 12/Feb/10 with Jim Unwin, Emily Price
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/10
Soloed most of route, only pitched 4 sections. Off in whiteout.
Moonstone Hippy - AltLd - 17/Jan/10 with Phil
chmckay - 2nd - 2010
chmckay - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/09 with Connor Holdsworth
goingupintheworld - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Bill
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/09
adamscottthomas - Lead - 10/Mar/09 with Gwilym Starks and Mark Bullock
KarlH - 2nd - 10/Mar/09 with Under Instruction at Plas y Brenin
paul.valentine - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Mike Buddle
i think we ended up up another line? But it was definately grade III territory with 4 pitched steep rock steps - moved together on the rest of the route
viking - AltLd - Mar/09 with rick
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/09
Moved together for most, I led the first half, Dave led the second.
Some great steps if you want, probably going at upper end grade 3, if not 4.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 27/Jan/09 with Dave Kirby, Hannah Evans
Hannah Evans - 2nd - 27/Jan/09 with Dave Kirby, Ken Applegate
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09
andrewb - 2009 with SteveE
Captain Solo - AltLd - 30/Mar/08
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/08 with Andy Hansler
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/08 with Steve Culverhouse
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Feb/08
Hidden - 2008
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2008
easers - AltLd - 09/Mar/07 with Doug Aitken
david wands - AltLd - Mar/07 with tom crooks
jlury - AltLd - Mar/07 with Jon Hart
Pretty tough in conditions with no ice and a large amount of unconsolidated snow!
Sankey - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/06 with Andy B
barney_edin - 19/Feb/06 with Ben T, Geoff M
Did first pitch, but started slightly off route in gully to the right. This made for a tricky few moves back onto the buttress, especially since there was no ice and the ground was not properly frozen. Rest of route safe and straight forward buttress climb but most enjoyable under clear blue skies.
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Colin Beechey
crowberry gully - AltLd - 10/Feb/06 with Ross McGibbon
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/06
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Feb/05
Sean Bell - AltLd - Feb/05 with Paul, Tom
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/04
John Kettle - AltLd - 2004
plain kitten - 2000
jlury - AltLd - Jan/99 with julian avery
Hidden - Lead - 1998
jlury - Solo - Feb/95 with emma pearce, Jon Hart