Thin pitch one and very slushy today.
Robertgiddy - Lead - 03/Apr/15
Some sections were thin, and lots of the ice was rotten. There was a lot of snow on the upper section of NE Buttress.
rufus.duits - Solo - 02/Apr/15
First pitch thin. Great nick after step left.
Adam Long - AltLd - 25/Mar/15 with Richard Barson
tjmillen - AltLd - 21/Mar/15 with Jenny, Ian
Thin first pitch, great thereafter
JWrighty - 2nd - 21/Mar/15 with Tmillen, IanArm
Great route. Thin at the bottom
arose - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/15 with Donald Paterson, Graham Dawson
Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/15
say it again .... best route on the Ben?
phil64 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/15 with matt dean
greglad - Mar/15
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!
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/15 with graham boistelle
Misha - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Nic
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/15 with Pete Harrison
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/15
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/15
Lead first and last pitches. Great route.
MonkeyDawson - AltLd O/S - 2015 with Donald Paterson, Ali Rose
adie84 - 29/Mar/14
johnrich - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Mike Pescod
wheelsucker - AltLd - 09/Apr/13 with Daf Morris
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/13
Grate climb, right hand finish and up NE Buttress
Dougbart - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with TIm
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13
machars - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Bjorn Verduijn
Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Alan Barnes
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...
RobCC - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/13
wheelsucker - 2nd dnf - 19/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 19/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/13
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.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Willie
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/13
Uisdean hawthorn - 09/Mar/13
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/13
Brilliant climb, favourite winter climb so far. First pitch was thin, ice was good on the other pitches. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/gully-north-east-buttress
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with David Martinez Majo
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/13
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!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Murdo
finish up N.E buttress. Best route ive done on the ben!
jamesturnbull - AltLd - Feb/13 with rich howells
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/12
centurion05 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
alkira - 2011
Lone Rider - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/10
really good route - right hand fork on the upper section, finished up NE Buttress
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 12/Mar/10 with Dave
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10
sadams - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Eric Hildrew
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!
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Ben Hirst
Brilliant route! Finish up NE Butress taking in the mantrap and 40 foot corner for the full ***** experience!
rob1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Andrea Sales
Simon K - 2nd - 04/Mar/10 with Mike Pescod, AB
AB1965 - 2nd - 04/Mar/10
akhughes - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/09
Hidden - 2009
sgl - AltLd - 24/Mar/08 with gaz
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with sam
innes - AltLd - 2008
barney_edin - 2nd - 18/Apr/06 with Joanna
Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005
Huge route for me. Finished in crap weather and abseiled back down the route in a torrent of melt water - Never Ever been colder.
Treadsoftly - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/01 with Mike Lates
Clasic route, bit too windy to continue up north east buttress. Minus 1 next!
Chad123 - Feb/01 with Greg Smith
superb route, especially the higher pitches. Finished up NE buttress.
nickdonohue - AltLd - Feb/01 with Mark McCarthy
great climbing up thinly iced slabs/chimneys. quality
Grezza - Lead O/S - Feb/99 with Paul E
Hidden - Feb/99
Nice route, Epic descent!
mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - 1991 with Con Higgins
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
uphillnow - AltLd - 09/Mar/90 with Al Bennett
A tiring slog up after Orion the day before, only to find cruddy ice and rubbish conditions. Abb off. One to come back for
steveb2006 - AltLd dnf - 09/Apr/89 with Mike Pycroft
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/88
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with Paul Ayres
Bob - AltLd O/S - 1986 with R. Graham
Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 1985 with Duncan Bond
Gezzer - AltLd - 1984 with Max Rock
Hidden - Lead - Mar/83
Hidden - Solo - 1983