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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.


ClimberDateStyle
GlennWatson 10/Mar AltLd
with Ken Christie
mikewilson789 09/Mar 2nd β
with Andy Woolston
Hidden 08/Mar AltLd
climber34neil 08/Mar -

With Mark s and mark s

mark-abz 08/Mar 2nd
with Mark S & Neil B
Si 08/Mar AltLd O/S

Greg led P1. I did 2 + 3 as a oner

with Greg
Derek Graham 07/Mar -

Led pitch 1 and 3

EmmaAtkinson 06/Mar 2nd
with Rory Brown
Col Kingshott 06/Mar AltLd O/S

Stepped out.

Hidden 06/Mar Lead
martinbettridge06 06/Mar AltLd

Busy!

Stuart Hurworth 06/Mar AltLd O/S

Lead P2, nice long easy slope on 1st pitch. Good ice, P2 steeper and bulging, but steady. P3 short and steep, then easy. Belays a bit cramped!

with Steve Graham
jimbonfire 06/Mar Lead
with TT
Hugh Simons 05/Mar AltLd O/S
SteveJCox 05/Mar AltLd O/S

Fat and stepped out

MSchobitz 05/Mar Solo rpt

After descending Ledge Route this hung there like an apple ripe for the picking. Couldn't resist! Such a great line!

Andrew Holden 05/Mar AltLd
Adam2016 05/Mar 2nd
with Andrew Holden
Richard Abel 05/Mar AltLd
with Hugh
tedburt 04/Mar AltLd O/S

1st pitch of Curtain Rail then traversed into cave (1st) belay

with Aaron Burdett
stratandrew 04/Mar AltLd O/S

In great condition with Styrofoam ice. Hardest thing was getting the axes out!

with Jim Symon
rob16 03/Mar Lead
stephen ashworth ?/Mar AltLd
with Ian hendy
ian hendy ?/Mar AltLd O/S
with Stephen Ashworth
luckyjim 28/Feb AltLd

Finished up Ledge Route and down Number 4

with D Helm
robgixer 28/Feb Lead O/S

Great route, very thin poor ice at the start but made it interesting!

Hidden 28/Feb AltLd
Scott Rankin 27/Feb AltLd rpt

p1 cruddy, p2 good to the top. well stepped out now.

david harvey 27/Feb 2nd O/S
with martin
stuart90 27/Feb -

Nice Route. Jock lead first pitch, pretty thin to start. Top pitch fat and a bit stepped out. first time using screws in about 2 years. Very alpine in the sun!

with Jock Read
elliptic 26/Feb AltLd
with Max
Mapleleaf 26/Feb 2nd

Poor ice at the beginning of the first pitch.

with Snow & Ice Jagged Globe
martinbettridge06 26/Feb Lead O/S

First 5 metres thin.

pingora 25/Feb 2nd O/S
bandersnatch 24/Feb AltLd

Been walking past it for years, seemed a good option as it was quiet. Ice great for picks, but needed selective placement for screws. Easy 2 pitches on 60m ropes.

with Ali Mac
Hidden 24/Feb AltLd
scott quinn 22/Feb AltLd O/S

backed off first pitch due to ice condition, traversed in from the curtain rail.

Tom.Priestley 22/Feb 2nd O/S

Traversed into the cave from the curtain rail for the second pitch which was in good condition. First pitch was quite poor ice.

tunnah 22/Feb AltLd O/S
Josh Wade ??/2016 -
ronaldtherocket 12/Mar/15 2nd
with cameron
Peter Metcalfe 01/Mar/15 AltLd

Caked in fresh snow from overnight storm. I managed to lose a crampon whilst seconding Katie up the first pitch. She lowered me back down to fetch it - eventually located c.150 vertical metres below. Soloed up to join her in cave, where she was suffering the worst hot aches ever. Pete did second pitch and I the last one. Traverse out from belay was a bit marginal and the ice above wasn't taking ice screws, so ended up effectively soloing that pitch too. A hard-won tick but a great adventure in challenging conditions.

with Katie McKay, Pete Glasper
K Mckay 01/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Pete Metcalfe, Pete Glasper
tumbling wizard ?/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
RM199 27/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Hard, thin in places and awesome

gergosantha 27/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/15 AltLd
johnrich 25/Feb/15 2nd
with Luke, Mike Pescod
davidbird63 25/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 up to ice cave. How long will those pitons last? The second pitch has a possible belay on the left across a dry slab that involves a horrible traverse. Better with 60m ropes to carry on straight over the ice bulge to a better belay on easier ground at the finish. Down the Ledge Route. My first Scottish IV lead - excluding Tower Ridge (which is different). Oddly after my first Scottish V lead!

with Zep Mouris, David Adcock
ten4dave 25/Feb/15 AltLd
Stefan_Morris 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
AndrewJamesCherry 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Was glad I got the 2nd pitch, as the 1st and 3rd were a little thin/ rotten in places! (I made Stefan do the rotten bits...) End of 2nd pitch (traverse to Belay) now quite thin, with lots if 'freshly departed' ice.

Shaw Brown 21/Feb/15 AltLd

A late afternoon ascent, glad I didn't have the lead for the last 20ft, there wasn't much left. The rest of the route was great.

with Loz
salix 21/Feb/15 2nd

Well lead by Caitlin. Ice left something to be desired in places. Got a rope to help us up final pitch which was speedily disappearing under parties ahead of us.

with Caitlin
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
sj87 21/Feb/15 2nd
Will Smith 20/Feb/15 AltLd dnf

Abbed off from the second belay as we'd run out of time. First pitch had some rotten ice. I led the second which was solid apart from the traverse to the belay which was very sketchy (ice had melted off the slab).

lithos 20/Feb/15 AltLd

p1, very cruddy at start

Puma 20/Feb/15 AltLd
Finn Curry 17/Feb/15 2nd
with Paul Warnock
guy757 17/Feb/15 -
with Vic
planetmarshall 17/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 17/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/15 AltLd
mikecollins 17/Feb/15 AltLd
stevelismore 16/Feb/15 Lead O/S

In full ice, with a fresh dusting of snow to add to the frisson. Led in two pitches, using the second belay as a runner. Fabulous!

with Mike Pcc
Hidden 15/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Feb/15 2nd
alastairbegley 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Got up early to be the first on the route. The ice is in great conditions but it is very stepped out. Took a variation of the line at the end of the second pitch and went straight up unhooked steep ice rather than heading left along the line of hooks.

with Jo
J_Trottet 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Pretty stepped out. Good wee climb, taking the steeper option on the last pitch was definitely more fun.

with Al
joe.91 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Another good route today, wish we went across to do one of the other shorter routes but too tired from yesterday!

Misha 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Nic
peter neden 14/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 14/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/15 2nd
freudy_love 13/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Dunc
jacobfinn 13/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Graham davies
Tom Livingstone 13/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Tdavy01 13/Feb/15 AltLd
Rickrick 13/Feb/15 -
MrRiley 11/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Great route but stepped out, sociable too! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2015/02/west-is-best-classic-ice-on-ben-nevis/

Debbie Lee 11/Feb/15 AltLd
TheFatClimber 10/Feb/15 2nd
joese7en 10/Feb/15 -
alan barnes 10/Feb/15 AltLd
with tom sylvester, julie baum
MSchobitz 09/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Wanted to do point 5 that day, but that was too crowded so we did this instead. Super warm and wet, but still fat enough to be climbed (by us and about 8 other parties! - fairly crowded belays!). Led pitches 1 and 3. Really good fun!

with Paul Nairn
olekemi 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

As 3 in 3 pitches, one lead each. Nice.

with Colin D, Andy B
andybroadway 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Done in 3 pitches. Lead pitch 1.

Colin Dyer 08/Feb/15 AltLd

Great fun with Ole and Andrew. Back to CIC by 12.30!

Fatherof2 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Did rh variation up ice pillar from cave to another cave belay then then steep ice sheet above. Brilliant.

with Roger
Drew M 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
MTBAnimal 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Nice conditions, just starting to warm up though.

mike.moss 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Crutchley
Diggler 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with jonah
mattc 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
gst 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Colwyn lead 1st pitch. I combined 2nd and 3rd to complete route.

with Colwyn Jones
abbeywall 05/Feb/15 AltLd

Led P1

Rhys Macallister 05/Feb/15 AltLd
Steve Perry 04/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Nice, easy, lots of traffic and blue skies for some of it.

Karlos 04/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

2nd-ed P1, all good but tough on the calves. Belayed out on the left to make next pitches shorts. Led P2 (joined with P3). Water running down steeper sections, but short lived, with excellent exposure. Lovely route, worthy of the stars.

with Husky Tom
samohtdoowde 03/Feb/15 2nd O/S

With guide

joeallen28 03/Feb/15 2nd O/S

Steep. Set off onto crux pitch in gathering darkness, with one bent axe and the other broken!

mzchambers 02/Feb/15 AltLd rpt

Lead First and Second

with Ewan L
Hidden 02/Feb/15 2nd
CaelanB 01/Feb/15 2nd O/S

fantastic climbing on a fantastic day, done the day after we had to bail from the route because of avalanches

catrin289 01/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Liam Ingram 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S

As hard or harder than many classic grade V ice routes.

SkylarLobdell 01/Feb/15 AltLd
with Caelan, Joe
Neil Hamlet ?/Feb/15 2nd
stephen ashworth ?/Feb/15 AltLd
with Mark booker
arose 24/Jan/15 Lead

Think we must have been the 7th party up this today! Abbed off

with Clients
Scott Rankin 24/Jan/15 AltLd

Busy!

alifin 24/Jan/15 2nd
with Niall Hed, Aidan Roe
Rob84 24/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Will H
Gordon Lacey 24/Jan/15 -
Hidden 22/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 22/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Stepped out, wet and melting - ropes froze. I lead 1st pitch. 2nd & 3rd pitch done in one.

Callum_Johnson 22/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Hannah Evans 22/Jan/15 2nd
Hidden 22/Jan/15 2nd
niallsash 22/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Scott Kirkhope 22/Jan/15 Lead
Ken Applegate 21/Jan/15 AltLd

Led the second pitch. Whole route was brilliant. Nice to finally have climbed it having walked past it (mostly out of condition) so many times.

with Lou
Hidden 21/Jan/15 2nd dnf
Lawrie Brand 20/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Mark Stevenson
arose 19/Jan/15 AltLd

Awesome. Quick morning blast then home for lunch.

MonkeyDawson 19/Jan/15 AltLd
with Ali Rose
dav_713 19/Jan/15 AltLd
with Kev
chris smith 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Timothy Miller 17/Jan/15 Solo O/S
w-watson 17/Jan/15 Lead
davkeo 13/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Andy Hewison 02/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch which was hollow and fairly bold, got a couple of hexes to the RHS and a screw before the first cave (that I had to dig out to get at the insitu tat). Drew led 2nd pitch that was even bolder. Some better ice in places (a couple of screws placed), hollow with holes in other places). Over to ledge route (loads of snow on it) for descent.

with Drew Connelly
Hidden 25/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/14 AltLd
JackM92 22/Feb/14 AltLd
wilkinscl 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Lost two draws to another party on the route. Please get in touch.

with Ned, Edward shelly
morpcat 22/Feb/14 2nd

Very busy day with over a dozen people hacking their way up. Best ice on p2 - p1 was a bit mushy and p3 a bit hollow.

with Ned, wilkinscl
Hidden 19/Feb/14 2nd O/S
phil64 19/Feb/14 Lead

nice easy nick

sacdenouilles 19/Feb/14 AltLd

Good conditions except first pitch which was soft and wet.

with J F Philippe
Hidden 18/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Tom Vivian 18/Feb/14 2nd
with Spike Sellers, Jonathan
alifin 17/Feb/14 2nd
UndercoverElephant 17/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Good and solid ice&snow. It's, never steep, so well worth doing in these conditions. take 60m rope, as 50 doesn;t quite stretch for the top 2 pitches together.

with S
Hidden 17/Feb/14 2nd
Palindrome 17/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/14 Lead O/S
georgec 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Great route, Ice not great on first pitch, but much better on the top section.

with John Holterman
karlc 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/14 TR O/S
Pohil 12/Feb/14 Lead O/S

The weather was full-on but the route was in good conditions. First pitch felt easy due to soft ice. Ice on the slab vibrated from our axes and crampons. The cave needed some excavation. Pitches 2 and 3 had proper ice and were awesome even if gusts nearly blew us off the face. It took some time to find protection for the top belay because there was so much snow. Great day!

Hidden 09/Feb/14 AltLd
Hidden 09/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
magik_bob 07/Feb/14 2nd
Tilt ?/Feb/14 2nd
with Ben Pearce
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead
saintlade ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 2nd O/S
John Roe 20/Mar/13 -

Abbed onto the route from Ledge Route to lead the lastpitch

with James Atkinson, Nathan Maxwell
Hidden 24/Feb/13 2nd O/S
steveforgrieve 21/Feb/13 2nd

PYB intro final day, lead by Tim Neill

Glen Burrows 21/Feb/13 2nd dog
with Paddy Cave, Ed Luke
Hidden 15/Feb/13 AltLd
Captain Solo 15/Feb/13 AltLd

At long last! A bit soggy on the day but all the ice was there, felt about IV,4.

with Kenny
buzby78 12/Feb/13 AltLd
with Craig Smith
petegunn 12/Feb/13 AltLd

A quality day, The ben looking magnificent in its winter coat. The first pitch a little thin and run out but solid, superb climbing on the next two. A busy day out on the hill with many people enjoying the fine weather.

with Ash
simon kimber 12/Feb/13 AltLd

just easy hooking

with Phil Evans
Jonny Nick 12/Feb/13 AltLd

Climbed pitch 2. First steep ice lead. Amazing climbing and mega exposure.

Charlie Zephyr Booth 12/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with michael kirby
planetmarshall 11/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Owen, John Harrison
HendrikTBB 11/Feb/13 2nd O/S
a13x 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
gripped01 09/Feb/13 AltLd

Last climb with Rimon

with Rob Patchett, Rimon Than
Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd
benclimbing 08/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Very thin initial slab but not sure if it ever gets fat. No convincing screws on the route but the neve was solid. Very good belays. Great route.

with graham boistelle
akhughes 07/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Working. Pleasant and easy for the grade.

Hidden 07/Feb/13 2nd O/S
mjsmith1973 06/Feb/13 2nd
with Mike Pescod
tjmillen ?/Feb/13 AltLd
with Ian
jon59 ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
ashpreston ??/2013 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
simon_D 15/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

thin on the slab until the overlap, take some stubby's, top pitch thick but also not taking screws well, may not last long...:]

with Ian W
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd
wi11 22/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Chris Gee
Adam Booth 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Carl
Tim Sparrow 21/Feb/11 Lead
with Pete Robinson
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
andybuckley 07/Mar/10 AltLd

Climbed rather out of condition, so the first half of pitch 1 was scratchy, insecure climbing on rock: well done Tom. Next pitch was great, but much thinner than in the photos I've seen: stepping round on to the steep ice wall on poor axes was a bit hairy, but made up for by superb exposure to the (2 rusty pegs + a nut) belay. The final short wall rounded it off nicely: a great salvage of a day so claggy we couldn't find the Comb!

with Tom Whipple
luckyjim ?/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
cragmanuk ??/2009 -
with Andy Kipling
windy100 ??/2009 -
Neil Adams 29/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm
Hidden 27/Mar/08 AltLd dnf
simon_D 27/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with George McEwan, Andy Johno
fellgazelle 25/Mar/08 -
with Chris Dale
sadams 24/Mar/08 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 23/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Greg Boswell ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Bommer Harris
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
innesmac ??/2007 -
nakedave ??/2006 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
jaggy bunnet 06/Apr/05 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
AndyH1710 ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S

Route I'd always dreamed of doing, bit of a let down but still a good day out

with Jason Day
Hidden ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Ann S ?/Mar/05 2nd

Guided

with Guide -Dave Hollinger
sgl 28/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden 28/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 25/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Paul Beacall
Hidden 22/Feb/05 2nd
Dave Latimer 20/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
geoff b 15/Feb/05 AltLd

What an brilliant route. Steep slab followed by overlaps. Great belays.

with Dr. Nick
centurion05 ?/Feb/05 2nd O/S
with Dan Carroll
seanyt ?/Feb/05 Lead
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/04 AltLd
Chris L Hill 22/Feb/04 2nd
with Di Gilbert, Stuart Shaw
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
Antony Mariani ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Jacek
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 26/Jan/01 Lead O/S
Dave Almond ?/Jan/01 Solo

vivid memory of watching the water under the ice and of water spurting over my axe head before starting the rising bulging traverse on the third pitch.

Hidden ?/Jan/01 -
plain kitten ??/2001 -

GMcE, my axe broke while leading crux pitch

220bpm ?/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 24/Feb/00 AltLd O/S
NickJH ?/Feb/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/99 Lead
Hidden 10/Mar/99 2nd dnf
cem 24/Feb/99 2nd

As part of course.

with Phil ?, Simon P
Hidden 14/Feb/99 2nd
Dave Kerr 10/Feb/99 Lead
with Craig Proctor
Hidden ?/Feb/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
nickdonohue 10/Mar/98 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/98 -
Smith42 ?/Mar/98 -
with Iain Gardner
AB1965 19/Feb/98 AltLd
phardman ?/Feb/96 -
Marti999 ?/Mar/95 Lead
tlr ?/Jan/95 AltLd
with Nick
alkira 26/Apr/94 -
Mick King 16/Apr/94 Lead
with Stu Hardacre
Hidden 09/Apr/94 AltLd
TheAndyBarker ?/Jan/94 AltLd
frost ??/1992 Lead
OMSKB 11/Feb/91 2nd
craig h ?/Jan/91 AltLd

Had been well hacked, so mostly hooking.

with Nick D
Hidden 15/Mar/89 Solo
Steve Crowe 26/Feb/89 2nd O/S

Great climb.

Hidden ?/Feb/89 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/88 Solo
Grezza ?/Feb/88 Lead
with JuJu
jlury ?/Feb/88 2nd

top half was steep

with Nick Phillips
Hidden ??/1988 -
Hidden 21/Mar/87 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/87 Lead
scree ?/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/87 AltLd
Derek Ryden 10/Jan/87 Lead O/S
with John Taylor
Hidden 06/Jan/87 Lead
GaryK ?/Apr/86 Solo

I soloed it after my friend Colin Gourlay had soloed it. He had forgotten his tools, so I lent him mine and we tossed a coin for who would go first. I lost.

John Marsland 21/Feb/86 AltLd
with Dave Soles
Hidden 08/Feb/86 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/86 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/86 AltLd
Hidden 01/Feb/86 2nd
Hidden 01/Jan/86 AltLd
amcleish ??/1986 -
jcw ??/1986 -
with Roger Everett
Martin Haworth ?/Mar/84 AltLd O/S
with Dave Snowden
Bruce Kerr 14/Feb/84 AltLd
with Dave Bartle
Gezzer ??/1984 AltLd
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1984 Solo
Mark Kemball 25/Mar/83 Lead
with Aamir Butt
Hidden ?/Mar/83 AltLd
Howard J 17/Feb/83 2nd O/S

On course

with Loch Eil Centre
mark-abz 14/Feb/83 AltLd
with Walter P
Neil R ?/Feb/83 2nd
with Graeme Livingston
Lone Rider ??/1980 -

Soloed in the Eighties with John Christie in wet conditions

with John Christie
uphillnow 16/Feb/78 AltLd

Good nick. John Page also on rope

with Al Bennett
Sean Kelly ?/Jan/78 AltLd

Climbed in full conditions! Desperate descent down No.5 gully and lost Bob on the walk out. Gavin & Dudley meanwhile retreated from high on Observatory Ridge and were helicoptered off the ridge on their next attempt, when Dudley fell and was left swinging in space!

with Bob Milward
Hidden ??/1978 AltLd rpt
Martin Bennett 12/Feb/77 -
with JD
Falko 01/Feb/77 AltLd O/S
with Andy Parkin
Paul Clarke ??/1975 -
with FMC
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