Full on day, thoroughly recommended! The first pitch felt tough and worth a V grade in its own right. Overall the route felt top end IV (maybe V??)
Piers Harley - AltLd - 16/Feb/15 with Jeremy Windsor
Great climb. Bottom pitch seemed more like V; was more pumped than anywhere on Gemini last week.... Right hand line then back left at the top; another steep ice corner at the very top at the moment.
tomdude - AltLd - 15/Feb/15 with dan moore
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/15
sgl - AltLd - 13/Feb/15 with Bart
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/15
Brilliant route, with great ice climbing on every pitch. http://www.applemountaineering.co.uk/2015/02/07/iv3-no-chance-nordwand-ben-nevis/
Ken Applegate - Lead - 07/Feb/15 with Jason
Amazing conditions. First pitch was maybe worth V?
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Joe
GlennWatson - Solo - 06/Feb/15
morgan91 - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/15
Good climb. First pitch steep forgrade 4. I think we missed a possibly better left hand route. Finish up ramp was great but not steep. Lots of possibilities to mix it up.
Joe Nunn - AltLd O/S - Feb/15 with Brendan croft
First 4 pitches, then up the Serpent as time running short. Easier option but still exciting. Excellent ice climbing, tech 5?
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 11/Feb/13 with Geoff Thomas
An excellent route, the ice pitches just keep coming, felt like tec 4 on a couple of occasions. Good to finally do a route on this part of the mountain.
Captain Solo - Solo - 10/Feb/13
Did the direct. Whole thing on ice, mostly IV, 4 with the odd IV, 5 pitch if you searched them out. A long way.
akhughes - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13
What a great climb. Ice pitch after ice pitch. Good belays but poor protection in between, but I only seconded it so my job was easy...ish.
Jimmy1976 - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Kenny
tjmillen - AltLd - Feb/13 with Ian
We did a variation on Nordwand starting at a large chockstone on the Castle ridge face, ice pitch in the middle was fat and nice although brittle and not so chewy, top mixed corner in the dark was awesome! IV, 4 overall with a variety of combinations and finish's possible, a real mountaineers day oot!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/12 with Alex
Hidden - 2011
Ross McGibbon - 2009
Hidden - 2006
A very long climb, even with some moving together in the middle we did 6 pitches. Atmospheric, a strong mountaineering feel in the middle of a large face. We got the sunless Nordwand atmosphere as well.
crowberry gully - 23/Mar/01 with Ross McGibbon
Andy Say - Lead - 07/Apr/93
Well banked up. Given grade III when we did it, and that seemed fair. Maybe we didn't follow as direct a line as people do today?
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/75 with Brian Evans
on same day as The Serpant
uphillnow - Lead - 10/Feb/75