Very disappointed. Too much easy ground on this route for it to deserve a grade V. The ice pitches may be steep, but it doesn't come close to being similar to Point 5 or Silver Tear on Beinn Bhan.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Ewan Lyons
An easier route option on the day, first pitch good ice, final corner pitch good snow ice first time placements but a bit cruddy for screws.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 24/Jan/15 with Gary
furbrow - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with Ruth L
Tim did the two main ice pitches. Both felt really hard. After second crux, the route seemed to go on and on in the dark
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Tim E
PAJames - 06/Mar/13
Abbed off before chimney pitch due to poor ice. Mark lead the lower crux.
olekemi - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with Mark G
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/13
Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 06/Mar/11
3rd attempt at 3rd pitch and it was still too thin
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 06/Mar/11 with frazzy4
Scotsken - Mar/11
Top pitch stripped by recent thaw, couldn't find guide book suggested exit into south castle gully so ab'd back down route.
joeydurkin - AltLd - 27/Feb/11 with Patch
the most adventuros and scary solo climb , the traverse and the top were covered of powdery snow just good for avalanches ......
it is an amazing chili climb
Diego puerto - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/11
Very steep ice pitch 5. Great route
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Laurie Monkton
Two excellent pitches on steep ice!!
rob1 - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11
A couple of quality ice pitches. The top pitch was as steep as anything I've climbed on the Ben.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with Rob Gray
abbed off after main pitch
Pat-H - 2nd dnf - 08/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/11
With Andy Owen, abbed off before top
AdamCB - 2nd - Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11
Fantastic lower ice pitch. Top pitch was not fully formed so finished up South Castle Gully.
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 01/Jan/11 with Grahame, Phil
Nice to see some people actually have led the top pitch before claiming it. A lot of people have OS's despite abseilling off before the crux pitch.
Lone Rider - 2011 with Chris Rice
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Dec/10
AB1965 - 2nd - 04/Mar/10
Simon K - 2nd - 03/Mar/10 with BJ, Mike Pescod, AB
bob johnson - 03/Mar/10 with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
1st 2 pitches only
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Steev
Top pitch not formed so abbed off
steev - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Gaz
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/10
Only the lower half icefall and abb off.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/10 with scotty burnett
luckyjim - AltLd - Apr/09 with D Helm
One of the scariest leads ever as top corner was very thinly iced on the left wall so took pretty much no gear for the whole pitch! Lower icefalls were excellent fun....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Emily
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/07
Final pitch very thin and scary
jimdanson - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with danm
Led easy pitches 1 & 3. Crux pitch extremely serious
danm - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with Jim Danson
No ice in corner on final pitch, just a vertical inch thick smear for 15m. No gear but amazing thin climbing. Just like the 3rd pitch of Gemini but with no gear.
akhughes - AltLd O/S - Feb/06
I took the easy pitch's very steep & rotten ice
Yourlead - AltLd - 26/Apr/01 with Graham Penny
Led crux on first winter ascent. Gave it IV/V at the time
Lone Rider - AltLd - 09/Feb/85 with Chris Rice