The Cascade** IV 5
[Looking down The Cascade, Ben Nevis, 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

abbeywall - 2nd - 02/May/15 with GW, K

arose - Lead - 21/Mar/15 with Mark Chambers

mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Ali Rose

Led first pitch on great ice (steep), finished with last 2 pitches of Raeburns Easy Route.
Andy Hewison - AltLd - 14/Mar/15 with Drew Connelly

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/15 with dave keogh

Led P1. Looked blue from afar but mushy ice and dripping on route.
davkeo - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/15 with Tim Miller

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 06/Jan/15 with Tom Grant, Mike Pescod

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - 2015

A bit thin and thawing, but nice plastic ice. Ascended diagonally from bottom left to top right. Finished up Raeburns easy route.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Steve Grove

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/12

climbed as L to R rising traverse(direct route not complete!)so more like 4 than 5.some wet ice in middle and finish broken,delicate!
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Max Streeton

Reasonable, water pouring behind route, decent ice in places, rotten in others.
bigglesbutcha - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with spike sellers

climbed moving together
Ginger McGrath - 19/Feb/12 with rob

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 19/Feb/12

TeeBee - AltLd - 17/Feb/12

Very wet
Tom Vivian - 2nd - 16/Feb/12 with chris thorne

mark-abz - 2nd - 16/Feb/12 with Tom V, Chris T

Hidden - Lead - Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/12

sgl - AltLd - 26/Jan/12 with Benjamin

centurion05 - 2012

Hidden - 2011

Gustav - AltLd O/S - Apr/10 with James H

bloody steep
bob johnson - 03/Mar/10 with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett

Hidden - Lead - 10/Feb/10

Hidden - 24/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/09

ruaidh - 2nd - 25/Mar/09 with Jon Jones & Stephen

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Alex mason

Very intimidated as we waited to climb, once climbing felt cool. Cracking pitch.
Alex Mason - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Martin Haworth

Dave Latimer - 2nd - 19/Mar/09

40m of steep ice in good condition. Finished off doing last pitch of Raeburn's Not So Easy route, which was a brilliant ice pitch of grade 4. Recommend doing what we did; it was great! Led by Mark during his assessment (by Pete Rowlands).
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/08

Alec did not feel well therefore had to retreat
Malcolm Auchie - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/08 with Alec Holden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - 18/Feb/08

adw07 - AltLd dnf - 17/Feb/08 with Scott Becker

Fultonius - 2nd - 16/Feb/08 with James Sutton

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/08

Overall gradient isn't particularly steep but bulges make some parts significantly steeper than others. Ice quality varied with some fairly good plastic ice and some difficult water ice. Latter shattered underfoot at one point resulting in small fall :-( sharper crampons needed for this! The 1994 SMC guidebook gives the length of the climb as 50m. Belaying on ice screws it is possible to lead it on a 50m rope but I'd recommend a 60m rope. From the top of Cascade, follow Raeburn's Easy Route up (The Upper Cascade didn't look in climbable condition). After moving together on easy snow, the final part of this held some ice - bit tired and late in the day so set up belay and pitched the final part. Some folks in the car park reckoned that climbs on the Ben were a grade harder in these conditions - possibly the case - difficult to tell. Rescued two folks (sans map) from near top of Raeburn's Easy Route on the way down. Folk said they'd climbed Number Three Gully Buttress and that it was in fairly good condition.
RobScotland - Lead - 16/Feb/08 with Billy Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/08

Jamie B - Lead - 12/Feb/08 with Will Bayliss

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/08

Charlie wp Hill - AltLd - 2008

ed woods - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Sam, Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/07

scott gibson - 2nd - Feb/07 with steve lynch

NickJH - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with SLambert

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2007

seanyt - AltLd - Feb/05

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

joe king - 2nd - Mar/04 with steve petit

Scotsken - Feb/04

Hidden - 23/Mar/03

French Erick - 2nd - 16/Feb/03 with Tom Buggy

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

Gudge - AltLd O/S - Apr/02 with Mark Bannan

Hidden - Lead - Feb/02

graeme gatherer - 2000

Led by Tony in about 2 mins flat
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2nd - 22/Apr/96 with Tony Brindle

TobyA - AltLd O/S - Feb/95 with Ed, Paolo

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