Torro*** E2 5b
[Torro, Ben Nevis, 3 kb]**** in Ben Nevis, SMC

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This climb is in 66 logbooks, and on 44 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/15

Led 1,3,5-6, 8
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/15

Excellent route
Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Tim Whitaker

Fantastic intricate climbing. Led p2, 4, 6, 8.
GPN - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Graham Hadaway

First two pitches are tough. Got lost on the third (belay at a relic - eh?) ended up doing Bullroar traverse by mistake, then recovering via Centurion, meaning we missed the 5c pitch. Must come back.
cuthill76 - Lead - 13/Sep/14

esther - AltLd - Sep/14

Bailed after pitch 1 due to a mega wind and the cold. A good burly first pitch.
stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Ant, dominic jeff

A fantastic climb, the pitches just keep coming, bone dry and in perfect weather. Led the even pitches including the 5c and the sting in the tail. Only a 2 year wait from my first failed attempt.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 10/Jul/14 with Paul

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Ewan Lyons

newtonmore - AltLd - 28/Jun/14 with al black

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Taba

Awesome route, lead pitches 2,4 and 6/7. Well worth its 4 starts.
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Simon Davidson

Outstanding climb, p1 and last pitch hardest I thought
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Joe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/14

James Thacker - 2014

What a great route! - easily one of the best I've done. I led 2,4,7. Did 5+6 together. Crux is soft 5c, P1 and P8 pretty burly 5b. P2 was maybe the best but every pitch was ***! Definitely a worthy 4* route!
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

Smith42 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Lindsay Yule

redjerry - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Paul Wood

Tubs - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Dave M

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13

Hidden - 2013

Euan Strachan - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Emily Roo, Graham McG

every pitch was total amazing!, second pitch was bold as fook!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with euan strachan, emily roo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12

Fantastic. All pitches 4 stars. Second pitch is pretty airy and probably the psychological crux, everything else is really well protected
Euan Strachan - AltLd - 14/Jun/12 with Emily Roo, Graham McG

Great route, but I didn't expect to climb in 2 fleeces, cagoule and hat in June. I thought the hard move on pitch 1 was just as 5c as the moves on pitch 4.
Andy Nisbet - 14/Jun/12 with Helen Rennard

Bern - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Peter Brown

hilty - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Adam coles

took a slip on pitch two with a few bounces. lead even pitches.
Adam Coles - AltLd dog - 03/Jun/12 with hilty

Led pitches 1,3,5 and 7. Had short rest after getting through crux move on pitch 1. Pitch 4 crux definitely 5c. Superlative route. Far superior to Centurion which we did yesterday.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd dog - 27/May/12 with Martin Haworth

Magnificent route, has to be one of the best routes in the UK. Pitch 2 is bold, crux on pitch 4 is well protected and soft 5c, pitch 8 is a real battle.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Andy

Had hoped to do The Bullroar but a team beat us to it so plumped for Torro. Nice climbing in the first 3 pitches but John reckoned crux looked a bit damp. Combined with experiencing 'considerable buffeting' from the wind and me spraining a finger blah blah excuses etc decided to abort. Finished up a couple of pitches of The Bullroar and abbed down Titan's Wall. A mountaineering day out!
Captain Solo - AltLd dnf - 26/May/12 with John

Superb climb, pitch 1 on it's own is ****! Pitch 2 is bold and exciting and also classic and the interest maintains all the way to the top. The crux pitch is actually only a few moves, watch out for the pumpy sting in the tail though. The equal of Shibboleth, Steeple and Angel Face if not better - great day out combined with Tower Ridge....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Rik, Viv

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with michael

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

jim.macp - 24/Jul/11

Superb! Like the 1&2 pitch most. Crux pitch and last pitch was quite wet. Good protection for all the tricky moves.
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Peter

Johann - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Alex Wheeldon

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Outstanding. E2 5C for the crux
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with John Mccune

1 PA on dripping slimy wet crux. grrreat route.
Andy Moles - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with Burton

1 PA
burto - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with moleo

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/09

Dangerous Dave - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Wild Beast

mactalla - AltLd - 05/Jul/09

Adam Ellwood - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Dave Evans

bloody cold and windy
WB - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Guy

GuyM - AltLd - May/08 with will

centurion05 - 2007

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/04 with Andy Sharpe

Cassidy - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Jamie Gartside, David Cassidy

Best ever scottish E2
Grezza - AltLd - 20/Jun/97

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Jul/96

alkira - 1996

I got pitch 2,4,6 and 8. Crux running with water
uphillnow - AltLd - May/92 with Mark Gray

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

Hidden - 1985

One of the best routes in Scotland
Lone Rider - AltLd O/S - 12/May/84 with Alan Shand

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 30/Jul/83 with Rab Young

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Jun/82 with Steve, Charlie Leverton

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