**** in Ben Nevis, SMC

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter, Top Mid-Grade Scottish Winter.


ClimberDateStyle
John Workman 10/Mar AltLd

One of the best

with John MacLeod
Hidden 09/Mar 2nd
climber34neil 08/Mar -

With Mark s

mark-abz 08/Mar 2nd

First pitch only

with Mark S & Neil B
Hidden 06/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar Lead
MSchobitz 05/Mar AltLd O/S

Did the direct start. Led p1, p3, p5. P1 was a bit thin, but had just enough protection. Went up the left smear on p3 which was fat and well protected. First time on properly steep and sustained ice! Top pitches are sadly not nearly as good as the bottom ones and p5 had nearly no gear. Great route nonetheless! Well deservedly a 3 star classic! Good job by Ben for surviving this crash course in ice climbing!

benkelsey 05/Mar AltLd O/S

Not bad for a first proper Ice route. pitch one and three were mega and quite steep. led the intermediates

with Miki
Rob Pitt 27/Feb AltLd O/S

Led p2,4,6

with Nick Arding
Hidden 27/Feb AltLd O/S
elliptic 25/Feb Lead

Smear formed both sides of the flake, did the rhs. Twin grooves pitch also well iced.

with Max
Misha 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Mark G
Mark Grist 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Misha
Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Despite getting up at 5.00am we were behind 2 other parties! The lower ice pitches are very stepped and hooked out although still fun. The upper mixed pitches are fantastic and intimidating. Did the direct finish which is less travelled than the lower ice. Absolutely fabulous route.

with Tony Ball
Andrew Wilson 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Ice thin in places but hooked out.

with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Andy Wilson
bandersnatch 12/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Awesome climb. Lower fall thin and detached at top......slow overnight melt. Some great dry mixed climbing above smear. Missed last 30m runnel onto ledge route as lower 10m slab was melted out/detached. Ali lead second pitch up to smear base. Rapped into No 4...traversed to base to get bags. VI6 on the day.

with Ali Mac
Hidden 12/Feb/15 2nd O/S
robertmichaeladams 08/Feb/15 AltLd

Finished up the top pitch of The Bewildabeast, amazing finish to a great route

with Andy H
a_hein 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Stunning route finishing up the bewildabeast

machars 07/Feb/15 Lead

Great route but getting a bit hooked out.

Ben Sharp 07/Feb/15 2nd
Fatherof2 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Great route steep ice and nice mixed climbing. Good screws so nor too scary. Perfect day aswell it doesn't get better.

with Roger
tomdude 06/Feb/15 AltLd

:-)

with nick
Rhys Macallister 06/Feb/15 AltLd
with john orr
Smith42 04/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Cool route.

with Lindsay Yule
Hidden 03/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 02/Feb/15 AltLd

A great climb no doubt about it. Unfortunately becoming a bit of a trade route at the minute.

with Gary
GaryK 02/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Outstanding. Great location and atmosphere on that part of the mountain. An excellent day out.

with Ewan Lyons
D.Russell 01/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 and 4. What an awesome route....

with Ally, Adam
Hidden 01/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Ally Baba 01/Feb/15 AltLd
AB1965 24/Jan/15 -

Fantastic, steep ice, mixed grooves excellent conditions. A little pumped at times too

with Mike Pescod, Rich Ball
Callum_Johnson 22/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Robin C
Uisdean hawthorn 21/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Dad
rockaddiction ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Nick Wallis ??/2015 -
with BMC international meet
Hidden 17/Mar/13 Lead
sgl 05/Mar/06 AltLd
with Konnie
Hidden 05/Mar/06 AltLd
Chad123 ?/Feb/06 AltLd

Classic, classic route, nice combination of steep ice and tricky mixed. 3rd pitch is a vrey memorable steep ice smear, but all great!

with Viv
akhughes ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
Hidden 12/Feb/88 AltLd
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