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masa-alpin 16/Apr AltLd O/S

Soloed the majority of it, but pitched the last, which involved hard mixed (grade IV in the current conditions).

Grimpzen 16/Apr AltLd
georgec 17/Mar Lead O/S

No ice or snow in the top section at present, loose wet and dirty.

with John Holterman
goatee 14/Mar Lead dog

Soloed up to the final pitch which was snow free. Tried to finish up direct but took a whipper. Exited the correct line on the left.

calumhicks 06/Mar Solo O/S

As a start to N.E.B. Top chimney probably not grade II

with Richard
buffalo606 28/Feb -

not II today

franhammond92 01/Jan Lead dnf

We were hoping this would give us quick access to the ridge but it wasn't to be. Thin conditions to say the least. Two rope lengths up to find I couldn't happily go on. A free nut and crab to the successfull ascentionist!

Hidden 23/Mar/15 Lead dnf
simrun 23/Mar/15 2nd dnf

Last pitch in too poor condition to climb. Will dropped a chunk of ice on my nose.

steve7734 15/Feb/15 Lead dnf

Easy but scant first pitch. The second pitch was bald, very difficult to protect and well above the grade, so backed off from the in situ tat

with Rich Preston
Elsier 14/Feb/15 AltLd dnf

Extremely thin and unprotectable at the moment. Never grade II or even III in current conditions.

with Carol
Carol Goodall 14/Feb/15 AltLd dnf

Backed off due to poor ice and blunt crampons.

with Elsie
SUColdo 06/Feb/15 AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
arose 17/Jan/15 AltLd

Insecure climbing and hard won gear. Def at least grade 3 just now.

MonkeyDawson 17/Jan/15 -

Horrible under powder.

with Ali Rose
Hidden 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Very thin, so much harder. Continued up North East Buttress.

davkeo 17/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
Ste Ridd 29/Mar/14 AltLd
freudy_love 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Squirrel
steveP 21/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Backed off after the ice ran out, leaving unfrozen loose and unprotect able choss above. Cue long walk round to the start of NEB :-(

with Parminder Chagger
Hidden 11/Mar/14 AltLd
Tarquin 11/Mar/14 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Apr/13 AltLd
Wee Davie 12/Apr/13 Lead O/S

In hard thin condition at top- tech 4!

with Dan Johnson
tallpaulselfridge 31/Mar/13 2nd
Alex Thompson 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together to first step, lead the interesting top pitch.

Hardonicus 29/Mar/13 AltLd
stratandrew 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Me P1, Jim P2. Lean at the top and a pretty spicy grade III on the day, possibly tech 4. Blue sky day.

with Jim Symon
Hidden 23/Feb/13 -
simondunf 23/Feb/13 -

start for neb, going directly at the top def made it interesting with couple of moves def harder than anything on neb!

with caspar
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd
ladislav 02/Feb/13 AltLd dnf

Did the two snow pitches at the bottom; backed off when the mixed pitch at the top revealed itself to be unprotected choss covered with thin rotten ice.

with Aaron
Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd

Thin - III

with jeff thorley
RKernan 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed in order to get to North East Buttress. First half was fine, moving together but rapidly found ourselves on nails unprotectable mixed. Terrifying. Took forever and had to abandon NE buttress... COuldn't find the approach ledge either and had a terrifying downclimb as well..

with Alek Zholobenko
Blurgy319 ?/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Route was barren and it got dark

colenn 18/Mar/11 Lead
PanzerHanzler 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Adrian Fagg, Norman S
John Workman 05/Mar/11 AltLd

First pitch- winter. Second pitch 'wet-tooling' and very loose to start! Used as a start to N.E.B.

with Apprentice
Joolz 20/Feb/11 Lead dnf

I'm glad others thought it was hard for a II! Got to the un-banked-out top and backed off - horrible!

with Matt Upwood
Hidden 15/Apr/10 AltLd
Lawrie Brand 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Slingsby was having a laugh when he graded this a 2..Used as an approach for intended North East Buttress

guyscott 15/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Very slushy on the first pitch and a lot of bare, steep rock for the second! Not ideal conditions, but we got it done!

with Tommy
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Climbed to upper basin, had to queue as route was busy. Ice falling everywhere so down climbed & headed off.

with Jeanie
tomdude 12/Mar/10 AltLd

trickier than expected, fun at the top

with lawrence
wence 12/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Took central line where gully widens, maybe III

with Tom
Big Lee 19/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Used to gain NE Buttress. Mixed towards the top for added interest. More like a tech 3

Hidden 16/Feb/10 2nd
david morse 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Would not recomend this a start to NE buttress, felt nails hard as it wasnt banked out

with chris todd
Hidden 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S
sebrider 06/Feb/10 -

Top pitch too hard to be grade II in given conditions but made it better! Used as start of N.E. Buttress

Chris wilson 06/Feb/10 AltLd

Good start for NE buttress. Only one pitch which is good with mixture of ice and then mixed climbing. hard for the grade

with Seb
Hidden ??/2010 -
luckyjim ?/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Nicos 23/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Captain Solo 16/Mar/08 AltLd

Not banked out so definately grade III mixed near top

with Ewan
Hidden 15/Mar/08 AltLd
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden 26/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd
Shaw Brown 10/Feb/07 AltLd

Quite tricky in thin conditions.

with steve prior
seanyt ?/Feb/07 Lead
barney_edin 08/Mar/06 2nd

Harder than II

with Phil A
tom.e 02/Mar/06 AltLd dnf

Abbed off after 2 pitches

with Charlie Everett
jaggy bunnet 05/Apr/05 AltLd
The Bad Cough 27/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Tracey Quine
Hidden 19/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
niall_mac ?/Mar/02 AltLd

used as a start to N.E. Buttress

nickdonohue ?/Feb/02 AltLd

Did as a route with descent by NE buttress approach ledge. Good route for a short day.

with Mark McCarthy
Colin Mcgregor 06/May/01 Solo
with Dave Mitchell
akhughes ??/2000 -
FrankW ?/Mar/95 AltLd O/S
with Andy R
johnkeith ??/1995 -
biggianthead 17/Feb/94 -
with HT
Tenko 30/Jan/93 -
with Geoff Allman
steveb2006 06/Feb/86 Lead

As start to NE Buttress

with Mervyn Dudley
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