North East Buttress*** IV 4
[North East Buttress from the CIC Hut, 1 kb]4 stars in Ben Nevis SMC guide

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Ben Nevis Ridges, 3 star Scottish winter.

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JWrighty - AltLd - May/15

An awesome day out, done after Indicator Wall.
Scotsken - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Jamie Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/15

Sunshine alpine day with just enough ice in the right places. Great mountaineering route.
Ste Ridd - AltLd - 02/Apr/15 with M.Sadler

Hugh Macgregor - 25/Mar/15 with Henry O'Brien, Marcus Peabody

MarcusP - 25/Mar/15 with Hugh, Henry

Amazing day, quite lean in the lower half which slowed us down a little. I lead the mantrap and Carol got the 40foot corner
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Carol

alex toomey - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with harry newmark

HarryNewmark - 15/Mar/15 with Alex Toomey

greglad - Mar/15

SUColdo - AltLd - 06/Feb/15 with Andy McNaughton

Great nick. Gear hard to find.
arose - AltLd - 17/Jan/15 with Graham Dawson

Accessed via Slingsbys Chimney (harrowing powder wallow). Mantrap was nails - went round in the end.
MonkeyDawson - 17/Jan/15 with Ali Rose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15

From Slingsby's Chimney. A bit thin on ice, so slow. Topped out at dark. 3hrs return to North Face car park.
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Ally Hurst

Start by Slingsby's Chimney - Top section of which very thin. Off-route after second platform, backtracked and queue'd to finish after dark.
cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Dave Keogh

davkeo - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Cearbhall Daly

Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Peter Forbes

cpforbes - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14

elliptic - Lead - 18/Apr/14 with Stewart

Mainly moving together.
Dizz - 2nd - 31/Mar/14 with rob p

adie84 - 29/Mar/14

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/14 with Squirrel

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/14

Moved together except for a short step above the 2nd platform, the man trap and 40 ft corner. Great day!
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Alex McMillan, Tom E, Ally Rocke

moved together except for the obvious crux's. mantrap was dry and as a result pretty straight forward.
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with liam ingram

Brilliant day. First winter leads on the 40-ft corner and upwards!
alexmcmillan - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Liam Ingram, Tom Eadington, Ally Rocke

allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Alex MacMillan

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/14

With frank (french meet)
climber34neil - 10/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/14

joese7en - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/14

karlc - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead - Feb/14

In condition, though probably harder than the standard - rocks were heavily rimed, the gear was sparse (having only 1 stubby screw didn't help...) and lots of digging needed, and the neve and ice were mostly not quite as good as ideal. Weather was like 4-seasons - from sunshine in the morning to spindrift whiteout in the late afternoon. It took 8 hours. Alt-Leads with Helen; The pair of Rob and Steve was climbing behind or sometimes before us (Steve's first proper Scottish winter climb completed). Setting off somewhere below the initial slow slope, Helen lead P1 (60m; ice&snow; up to the slow slope), P3 (50m; snow), P5 (70m; snow), P7 (50m; snow), Masa did P2 (90m; snow), P4 (70m; mixed, snow and ice), P6 (100m; all; passing Tough-Brown Variant(?) and 40ft-corner while moving together). The guidebook length is 300 metres, though...
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/14 with Helen R, Steve T, Rob G

Conditions made fitting the route to the guide description hard, so not totally sure if we were on the easiest line always. Steady climbing, bad for gear.
robgixer - AltLd - 28/Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

saintlade - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Heavy snow. What mantrap?
Tim Sparrow - 2014 with Ned

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/13

In great nick. Mantrap was as hard as expected but went clean (with a struggle)! 40 ft corner was bold- no gear. Great route. Moved together for 90% of it. Just short of 5 hrs including Slingsby's to start. Involved in rescue on Summit afterwards.
Wee Davie - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Dan Johnson

machars - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/13

Awesome! Went round the mantrap since bare rock, not in keeping with the route. I got the 40ft corner. Took it fairly leisurely, topped out at 6pm, glorious sunset on descent. Down No 4 gully.
Batt - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Al Shipp, James Hoyes

Traverse across and up to the first platform felt very exposed. Roped up half way across and led blocks of two pitches each, which worked well once we got into a rhythm. Bypassed a bone dry Mantrap by climbing a gully on the right. Rach led the bold 40 foot corner, which was thinly iced.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Alex S, Rachel B

post -1
radioshed - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with dave s

after minus 1
David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Matt Craig

Awesome route. Did Slingsby's Chimney start. Lead Mantrap (dry), Alex lead 40 ft corner, well iced.
Hardonicus - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Alex Thompson

Slingsby's to start. Struggled with dry tooling the mantrap.
Alex Thompson - AltLd dog - 29/Mar/13 with Haydn Martin

Top half, after Minus Two. Lots of styrofoam.
niallk - AltLd rpt - 13/Mar/13 with Willie

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/13

Dougbart - AltLd - 12/Mar/13 with Iain

Hidden - 10/Mar/13

DeanD - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/13 with Cliff lowther

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Mar/13

Great. Snow and ice falling down all over the place. very warm. 40ft corner proved challenging with insecure placements and poor gear
arose - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with Ruaridh MacIntyre

ruaridhmac - 2nd - 03/Mar/13 with Ali Rose

Amazing conditions, great nevee. Mantrap (go up the left) and 40 foot corner reasonably straightforward. 40 ft corner was only 20ft (lots of snow) and buried under so much rime you could get screws in! 2.5 hrs from first platform to summit. Slingsby's not in, we went up the back.
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Sam Simpson

Finished up this after minus 1, great link up, Bart did the mantrap after a fashion (top tip, don't heel hook your axe leash!) and styled up the 60ft corner. lovely positions......great day out.....
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 02/Mar/13 with bartshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ronan Kernan

After minus 2 gully.
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with David Martinez Majo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13

DeanD - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Cliff lowther

Ben Sharp - AltLd - 27/Feb/13 with rick armitage

8 pitches. Alternate leads all the way. Jim did TB variant at the mantrap and led the 40 ft corner. Blue sky day.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Jim Symon

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13

Climbed the second half after minus one on 22/2/13, down-climbed the first half after minus two on 23/2/13 - I guess that kind of counts as an ascent?!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Murdo

a lot of moving together some interesting pitches, blue sky, fantastic day
simondunf - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with caspar

Perfect weather. 4 and half hours with a harder deviation onto Route Major. I led a well iced up mantrap with no protection. Fantastic route, great day!
LJKing - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Piers Harley

Piers Harley - AltLd - 17/Feb/13 with Laurence King

Tough conditions with lots of fresh unconsolidated snow on route and windy day.
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Philip Ralfs

Blustery conditions and some cruddy snow made this a challenging ascent. Would be good to climb again now we have a better idea of the correct route and key features.
guyscott - AltLd - 01/Feb/13 with Klas

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Jan/13

Piers Harley - AltLd β - 12/Jan/13 with Jeremy Windsor

soloed to Mantrap, then 2 pitches to top. heavy thaw conditions.
John Kettle - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/13

Chris Reid - 2013

cox - Lead - 2013 with trev

Higher on the route the snow was unconsolidated and not very frozen and subsequently couldn't take an axe which made for very sketchy climbing. We down climbed the snowfield and then abbed off. Amazing weather all morning.
Ragingpossum - AltLd dnf - 18/Dec/12 with R_W_M, harry kingston

Harry Kingston - Lead dnf - 18/Dec/12 with Rob, WillBourne

Got Spanked
R_W_M - AltLd dnf - 18/Dec/12 with Will B, Harry

Hidden - Lead - 15/Dec/12

Less than ideal conditions. Climbable, but lots of digging for both progress and gear. Precarious rime. Lead the Mantrap in fading light, whereas Mark battled up the 40ft Corner in a dark lead. All in all, a great, long day was had.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/12 with Mark G

Conditions slow, no neve or ice.
gripped01 - Lead - 15/Dec/12 with Mike Henesy

mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 15/Dec/12 with Percy

Erobinson3 - 2nd - 15/Dec/12 with Andy Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Nov/12

BallsOfSteel - AltLd - 28/Nov/12 with IainMunro

a long slog in sugary deep snow, got lost but found our way to mantrap (we think) a awsome day!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with tim millen

18 hour day on Ben Nevis including walk in & out. Man Trap & 40ft Corner very hard for me however Martin Smith did a great job leading
Peter Sowerby - 2nd dog - 24/Nov/12 with Martin Broadhurst, Martin Smith

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Ferdia, Malcolm, Danny

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Danny, Tom Everett, Malc

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/12

An absolute Epic day and a truly fantastic route. Quite hard going and every pitch had something interesting in it. No neve or good ice entire route soft powder. Great fun and massive respect to Andy for leading Mantrap and 40ft corner both very very well!! 13 hours altogether and 9 of then climbing! Recommend it to anyone who wants a great day out.
010paw - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Andy Watt

Really good fun, 4 hours on route, but long day with walk in/out. Mantrap was tough (but fun), but very well protected. Ace...........
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/12 with Huw

Mental day, mantrap was a beast! Definitely would have benefitted with more ice/snow! 15 hour round trip, topped out 21.15! Damn good team effort!
Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Tom Adams, George Atkinson

al jackson - AltLd - Feb/12

lawrenceK - AltLd - 30/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Dave Hill - 2012

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 2012

Heavy rockfalls, backed off
Tdavy01 - AltLd dnf - 26/Mar/11

A long route! Definitely more than 300m as in Scottish Winter Climbs. But very very good, really enjoyed it.
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Simon Pearce

liamo333 - AltLd - 19/Mar/11 with colenn

Very long day. 17hrs round trip. Much more technical than expected. Great tick though.
lamma_hippie - AltLd - 19/Mar/11 with Jon Lawton

colenn - AltLd - 18/Mar/11

Enough snow on all of the ledges, although the man trap was bone dry, and the 40ft corner ran out of ice just before the top, so was a little scratchy. Shame we never really had any views due to the thick clag.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Mark B

Very good nick overall, 'though the mantrap was 'dry' and the 40 ft corner was thin.
John Workman - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Apprentice

paul79 - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11

Guy Wilson - 03/Mar/11 with Jon Sanders

Adi Hooper - AltLd - 03/Mar/11 with Roger Ward

Pete23 - 2nd - Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Only did to First Platform area - soft snow on thin ice and bare rock above platform - plus very bad wind blown snow, like sand blasting!
Moonstone Hippy - AltLd dnf - 27/Feb/11 with Robin

spoony84 - 23/Feb/11 with ano

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/11

A bit of an epic with everything blanketed in fresh powder. Seven pm on the summit.
goatee - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Niall Currid

Fell off the Mantrap twice, then went round it.
robinsi197 - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with John Flitcroft

First summit of Ben Nevis, walked off in dark as stuck behind two slow teams all day
rylett - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Paul Knowles

Owen1984 - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/11

Ben Sharp - 2nd - 10/Feb/11 with Tilo

Drew M - AltLd - Feb/11 with Ed Feldman

Huge mountain route, took 13 hours hut to hut. Loads of traversing steep snow slopes, with all of the hard bits high up. Mantrap was a struggle, 40ft corner lovely climbing. Long walk-off back to CIC hut.
jacobfinn - 2nd dog - 30/Jan/11 with John Jackson Falkirk Council, jjax

A long long day out. Failed on The man trap, was so knackered by that point had no strength to pull on the axes and they kept popping out on me.. boo.
jjax - 2nd dog - 30/Jan/11 with john (falkirk), jason

spoony84 - AltLd - 26/Jan/11

Fantastic, sustained and interesting mixed climbing.
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Keith

Good snow conditions, fine calm weather, still took a while though. Had to tackle the 40ft Corner by headtorch.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - 2011

Timo Austino - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

David Sherratt - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Dec/10

ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Harry

Lester - AltLd - 20/Dec/10 with Yannick de Bievre

Took quite a while climbing as a 3. Simulclimbed most of it until just below the mantrap. Finished up the gearless 40ft corner in the dark. Fortunately a beautiful full moon.
MonkeyDawson - Lead - 19/Dec/10 with Simon Smith, Bob Foster

Top route and a top day.
joeydurkin - AltLd - 15/Dec/10 with Patch

Hidden - 12/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/10

simon_D - AltLd - 11/Dec/10 with Alex

JGW - 2nd - Dec/10 with Matt Tilley

Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 21/Nov/10

Long day, quite hard nick I think.
shugsan - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with John Nelson

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/10

A big day
oliverk - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Tim Clarke

Ended up losing the route but found some nice ice to climb on the way to the top.
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Taba

Did it last summer, really glad to have done it this winter too. Moved together until a couple pitches below the mantrap. We cut too high up from the starting traverse along the snow ledge, and missed the first, and maybe the second platform. Alex led mantrap, I led the 40ft corner (got a 10cm screw, and a really good nut in at the bottom). Perfect climbing conditions, but not much visibility.
KeithAlexander - AltLd β - 03/Apr/10 with Alexandre Buisse

Some trouble finding the start, especially as we came from the (awful) CMD ArÍte/Glen Nevis approach. The buttress was in perfect nick, I led the mantrap and Keith got the 40ft corner, most of the rest simulclimbed. Awesome route, though it did feel a lot easier than Tower Ridge two months ago.
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Keith Alexander

Pete lead all the hard bits, I lead some of the easier stuff in between. Top day out in fantastic conditions and weather - long though!
isi_o - AltLd - 02/Apr/10 with Pete

kenneM - AltLd - Apr/10 with Davey Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/10

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/10

after minus 2
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 12/Mar/10 with Dave

sweet. recommend slingsby chimney start!
tomdude - AltLd - 12/Mar/10 with lawrence

Highly enjoyable, but a long day
wence - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/10

After a slight issue of map reading at the start (supposed to be heading for tower ridge!) we found the route to be superb. Top'd out at 14.30hrs.
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 08/Mar/10 with Paul S

A long standing ambition fulfilled.
jameshiggins - Solo - 07/Mar/10

sadams - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Eric Hildrew

jamesh - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Jim Unwin

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/10

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/10 with Zac Poulton

MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - Mar/10 with Richard Bentley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10

The best weather I've ever experienced on Ben Nevis. Clear, blue skies, no wind. Led the Man trap - solid hooks, seconded 40ft corner which felt easy with plenty of neve. On top by 2.30pm
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Mark Torrance

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/10

chapmand - AltLd - 15/Feb/10 with Scott Webster

Do not reccommend the Slingsby Chimney start. 40ft corner is tough when fully iced. An excellent full value day out!
david morse - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with chris todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10

Tom lead the majority of the difficult.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Tom Nichols

Covered in hoar and snow varying from powder to neve. Spent a while scraping the hoar off the mantrap to no avail so dodged round to the right. Lead the 40ft corner, didn't find any of the pegs I've since learned are there and seemed pretty nippy for 4 in these conditions. Great route.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Drew Connelly

Awesome! No gear found on the 40ft corner!
sebrider - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Chris wilson

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Lukas

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

centurion05 - 2010

Moved together on a lot of it. Snow was of mixed quality, some reasonable ice, and a lot of unconsolidated powder. Great route, and a great first route of the season!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 12/Dec/09 with Alex Wheldon

ed woods - AltLd - 12/Dec/09 with Adam, Aiden & James

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Nov/09

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/09

I led the Mantrap this time. Snow and ice a bit crappy until the 40 ft corner, but an excellent use of a day when all the forecasts predicted doom and thaw!
andybuckley - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Steve Crawford

steev - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Andy Buckley

Late spring conditions, clear blue skies with awesome neve all the way up. All pretty straight forward, simul climbed most of the way, mantrap just need to crank the arms! By far one of the best days to be had on the ben.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Scott Becker

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09

butteredfrog - 28/Mar/09

Guided. Awesome. This is my recollection... p1: broken chimney p2: continue up broken ledges to snowy platform p3: traverse left, then straight up short couloir with blocks in the middle, exit left to hanging stance p4: traverse back up and right across a snowfield to rejoin the ridge. (was there a pitch here?) move right under a head wall into a little scoop. belay. p5: move round right into a rock corner to make two steps-up p6: move left and up again on the ridge (I think) to the mantrap. p7: Aid up and over the mantrap p8: move round right into the snowy corner and climb to the top (exit slightly right) p9: long snow pitch to the short ice hump at the summit. Get the head down and make (carefully) for the bivi hut with aid of compass and sound map reading skills.
ruaidh - 2nd - 24/Mar/09 with Jon Jones & Stephen

Not the best weather, but route in great nick, with helpful ice, dry mantrap and bare rock low down...2.5 hours...(was supposed to be Centurion :-( )
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Kiwi Steve and Humble

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/09

Ross McGibbon - 2009

windy100 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/08

five - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with JT

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Mike Allison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08

Led 40ft corner
Bristoldave - 22/Mar/08 with Douglas and Alex

Sam W - AltLd - 22/Mar/08 with Tom Bide

Nicos - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with rich howels

Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Pete Graham

Pete Graham - AltLd - 18/Mar/08 with Tom Powel

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Sam

Captain Solo - AltLd - 16/Mar/08 with Ewan

alifin - 2nd - 04/Mar/08 with Chris (Abacus) + Aidan Roe

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/08

Hannah Evans - 2nd - 15/Feb/08 with Max Hunter

good climb but not in same league as tower ridge IMO. Climbed in just over 5 hrs. The initial pitch was a bit thin/melty and hard, and the 40ft corner was poor ice that needed clearing in places and trusting in others!
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2008

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2008

innes - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/07

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/07

Finally get the tick, having done the rest after doing minus 2 gully and going down! Man trap is great fun, 40ft corner was well iced making it easy.....
Chad123 - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with James Humble

Hidden - 24/Mar/07

Spade - AltLd - 03/Mar/07 with Jim Turner

End of the season! Mike led the Mantrap, which was pretty bare, I led the lower rock step and the corner above the Mantrap: very thin at the top. Made very good time, despite a late start and carrying tents to the CIC, and we couldn't resist the lure of Green Gully on the descent.
andybuckley - AltLd - Mar/07 with Mike Moss

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/07

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with claire salter

Ian Parnell - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Freddie Wilkinson

gregor - Feb/07

Mantrap bare and desperate! Both ropes chopped by rockfall on first pitch, 5m from ends (Alex attached to them!)
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - Feb/07 with Alex Rickards

Brown - AltLd - 21/Jan/07 with John

timmy-ts - 2007

luckyjim - Solo - Dec/06

Sandy P - AltLd - 20/Mar/06 with S. Carter

barney_edin - 2nd - 08/Mar/06 with Phil A

steveP - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/06 with Damian McDonald

mikecopp - AltLd - 04/Mar/06 with Fran B

GPN - AltLd - Mar/06 with Paul James

Yep, cold, went well, nice route.
Nick Beckett - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Ian Berisford

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Duncan

decs - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Gaz

Graham took a wrong turn on route onto an easy slope of snow which ended in us abbing down in the dark!
icescrew - AltLd dnf - Feb/06 with Nick Wheatley

13 hours from car to summit an back to car. man trap and 40' corner were definitely the crux. Some good neve in places, but mostly very hoared up rock with small patches of ice. All very unhelpfull. Took an hour to climb the 40' corner!
nicholas Barrowclough - AltLd - 28/Nov/05 with Tim Davies

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/05

luckyjim - Solo - Mar/05

sgl - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/05 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05

Winter ascent. Waited for Carl and Rich at the top after Rich lost a crampon halfway up the route. Still sat in the summit shelter at 10pm. Missed the pub!
Gman - AltLd O/S - Jan/05 with Steve

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

akhughes - Lead O/S - Mar/04

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/04

crowberry gully - 18/Mar/03 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/03

steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/03 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - AltLd - Mar/03 with steve petit

Climbed 3 times now
Conan - Lead O/S - Feb/03

NeilGriffiths - 02/Apr/02 with Tom Hubbard

niall_mac - AltLd - Mar/02 with am_bodach

konacol - AltLd - 06/May/01 with Dave Mitchell

Jamie B - Lead - Apr/01 with Alex Glasgow

luckyjim - Solo - Jul/00

frost - AltLd - Apr/98

gallonj - 1998

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/97

Hidden - AltLd dog - May/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/96

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Mar/96 with JOwen

Hidden - Feb/96

FrankW - AltLd O/S - Mar/95 with Andy R


Started with Slingsby's chimney. Great route, but not much snow/ ice on Mantrap -plenty elsewhere on route.
johnkeith - AltLd - 1995 with G. Callander

Winter conditions
Richard Weller - Lead O/S - 08/May/94 with Frazer Forbes

biggianthead - 17/Feb/94 with HT

TheAndyBarker - AltLd - Jan/94

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/87

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/86

Bob - AltLd O/S - 1986 with R. Graham

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Apr/77 with Ken Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/76

Supurb condition. My first winter route with Al who hadnt done much at the time.
uphillnow - Lead - 11/Feb/75 with Al Bennett

Hidden - 1975

Did not finish because of late late start and encroaching bad weather.
Sean Kelly - Dec/74 with Bob Millward & Pete Shackleton

Climbed with David Duffield, Bev Barratt, Alan Whitworth and John Syrett on his very first Winter route.
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Feb/72 with Peter Calam

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