An awesome day out, done after Indicator Wall.
Scotsken - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Jamie Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/15
Sunshine all the way. Ice found where it mattered and the rest mainly cruddy snow. Great route.
manmike - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/15 with moose ridd
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
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
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/14 with dave glad-a-saurous-rex
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
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. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/gully-north-east-buttress
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
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
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
BRUCESTRAC - 1995
Started with Slingsby's chimney. Great route, but not much snow/ ice on Mantrap -plenty elsewhere on route.
johnkeith - AltLd - 1995 with G. Callander
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.
David Smith - Lead - 11/Feb/75 with Al Bennett
Direct lower version was excellent. Just made it to hanging belay as rope ran out,
Paul Clarke - 1975 with FMC
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