Robertgiddy 03/Apr Lead

Thin pitch one and very slushy today.

rufus.duits 02/Apr Solo

Some sections were thin, and lots of the ice was rotten. There was a lot of snow on the upper section of NE Buttress.

Adam Long 25/Mar AltLd

First pitch thin. Great nick after step left.

with Richard Barson
tjmillen 21/Mar AltLd
with Jenny, Ian
JWrighty 21/Mar 2nd

Thin first pitch, great thereafter

with Tmillen, IanArm
arose 18/Mar AltLd O/S

Great route. Thin at the bottom

with Donald Paterson, Graham Dawson
Ginger McGrath 18/Mar Solo O/S
phil64 17/Mar AltLd O/S

say it again .... best route on the Ben?

with matt dean
greglad ?/Mar -
benclimbing 27/Feb AltLd O/S

Thin and quite bold first pitch but superb climbing. Rest of the route was in perfect condition with chewy ice and first time placements all the way. Right hand exit chimney. Two 60m abs down NE Buttress, one 60m ab down Slingsby's Chimney. Tat in place but not that easy to find!

with graham boistelle
Misha 16/Feb AltLd O/S
with Nic
Hidden 16/Feb AltLd O/S
Tom Livingstone 12/Feb AltLd O/S

Led evens

Hidden 12/Feb AltLd O/S
adamarchie 11/Feb 2nd

Initially headed for Point Five but team of three on it. No-one at all seemed to have been on this stunning line lately. Good leading by Frazer. First two pitches the hardest, particularly the harder but better protected mini-traverse on P2 where plenty of heavy breathing ensued on the lead and I annoyingly popped off on second after almost cracking it. Topped out maybe half an hour before dark and a semi-epic descent followed, including hunting around for options before going for two abseils down to the first platform then interminable icy downclimbing. Back at the van at 9.45 after 14.5 hours on the hill. First grade V!

MonkeyDawson ??/2015 AltLd O/S

Lead first and last pitches. Great route.

with Donald Paterson, Ali Rose
adie84 29/Mar/14 -
johnrich 12/Mar/14 2nd
with Mike Pescod
wheelsucker 09/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 09/Apr/13 AltLd
Dougbart 07/Apr/13 AltLd

Grate climb, right hand finish and up NE Buttress

with TIm
Hidden 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
machars 06/Apr/13 AltLd
Mark Grist 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Alan Barnes
RobCC 29/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Did most of this 29 March 2013 before one of the lads fell and broke a leg. Led first three 60 meter pitches then abseiled off. Pretty serious. Pretty stellar. Unbelievable this got sent in 1959 on that old junk, fekkin world class ascent that were...

wheelsucker 19/Mar/13 2nd dnf
Hidden 19/Mar/13 AltLd dnf
Hidden 17/Mar/13 AltLd
niallk 13/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant with plenty of quality climbing and lots more actual ice than many other Vs. Thinning in places. Finished up NEB for the full experience. Led pitches 2, 4 (intermediary ice-screw belay) and a shorter than expected 6.

with Willie
Hidden 09/Mar/13 AltLd
Uisdean hawthorn 09/Mar/13 -
Hidden 05/Mar/13 2nd
alastairbegley 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant climb, favourite winter climb so far. First pitch was thin, ice was good on the other pitches.

Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

After orion direct. Great route, atmospheric start in a narrow chimney, nice icy traverse halfway, and then a cool ice pitch up at the top. Unbelieveably someone did a shit on the last belay ledge just before we arrived - RANK!

with Murdo
jamesturnbull ?/Feb/13 AltLd

finish up N.E buttress. Best route ive done on the ben!

with rich howells
Hidden ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
Lone Rider ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 12/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
robertmichaeladams 12/Mar/10 AltLd

really good route - right hand fork on the upper section, finished up NE Buttress

with Dave
Hidden 08/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
sadams 07/Mar/10 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
Dr Caterpillar 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S

epic! route was in great nick, a bit thin in places but bomber all round. many cruxes all of which are harder than any of point 5. finished up north east buttress with a long traffic jam. 3rd winter route, badass lead from ben!

with Ben Hirst
rob1 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route! Finish up NE Butress taking in the mantrap and 40 foot corner for the full ***** experience!

with Andrea Sales
Simon K 04/Mar/10 2nd
with Mike Pescod, AB
AB1965 04/Mar/10 2nd
akhughes 22/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
sgl 24/Mar/08 AltLd
with gaz
gaz.marshall ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with sam
innes ??/2008 AltLd
barney_edin 18/Apr/06 2nd
with Joanna
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Treadsoftly 19/Feb/01 2nd O/S

Huge route for me. Finished in crap weather and abseiled back down the route in a torrent of melt water - Never Ever been colder.

Chad123 ?/Feb/01 -

Clasic route, bit too windy to continue up north east buttress. Minus 1 next!

with Greg Smith
nickdonohue ?/Feb/01 AltLd

superb route, especially the higher pitches. Finished up NE buttress.

with Mark McCarthy
Grezza ?/Feb/99 Lead O/S

great climbing up thinly iced slabs/chimneys. quality

with Paul E
Hidden ?/Feb/99 -
pingora 14/Apr/94 AltLd O/S
with Nick
mark mcgowan01 ??/1991 Lead O/S

Nice route, Epic descent!

with Con Higgins
uphillnow 09/Mar/90 AltLd

Climbed in high winds and heavy snowfall, lots of spindrift avalanches - epic. descended N E Buttress to avoid summit storm conditions. Friends on Zero bivied at top of gulley and continued descent next day

with Al Bennett
Hidden 09/Apr/89 AltLd dnf
Hidden 24/Feb/88 AltLd
GaryK ?/Feb/87 AltLd O/S
with Paul Ayres
Bob ??/1986 AltLd O/S
with R. Graham
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 AltLd
with Duncan Bond
Gezzer ??/1984 AltLd
with Max Rock
Hidden ?/Mar/83 Lead
Hidden ??/1983 Solo
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