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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Ben Nevis Ridges, Mountaineering in Scotland: in the footsteps of WH Murray, 3 star Scottish winter.

jamieevans ?/Apr AltLd
Nath93 16/Mar AltLd

Big day out. Mixture of pitching, moving together and soloing. Not much in the way of useful snow, but okay when it needed to be.

mzchambers 16/Mar AltLd O/S
with Nathan, Brodie Hood
RKernan 08/Feb AltLd O/S

5 quite hard pitches followed by a long romp to the top. Great reintroduction to mixed, eccellent conditions, particularly high up. Would be desperate under powder

with Conor Gilmour
gilmour_789 07/Feb AltLd O/S

this is long

with Rkernan
Hidden ?/Oct/14 -
Ken Applegate 31/Mar/14 Lead

Ridge was in alpine condition, with quite a bit of bare rock & snow on ledges. Wore crampons throughout.

with Mick
mjsmith1973 31/Mar/14 2nd
with Ken Applegate
Harry Holmes 26/Mar/14 Solo O/S
kenneM 22/Mar/14 AltLd

One of my longest days in the mountains at 16hrs. Hard for the grade with powder snow but probably a good route choice instead of the gullies!

with Carl Davies
Big Lee 22/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Slow going as there was lots of fresh snow, surprisingly little neve, semi-frozen turf, and ice that was mostly rotten. Didn't top out until 7.20pm. Tough day out but probably the best route on offer at the grade.

Hidden 22/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/14 AltLd
Dougbart 10/Mar/14 AltLd
with Iain
Hidden 28/Feb/14 AltLd
arose 19/Feb/14 AltLd

Powdertastic slogging. A couple of grade 4 moves low down then just swimming upwards

Mackinclimb 19/Feb/14 AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb/14 2nd O/S
alifin 18/Feb/14 2nd

Awesome route. Exciting as there was no gear at all in the upper half.

Hidden 18/Feb/14 2nd
robgixer 20/Jan/14 AltLd

Very hard going unconsolidated snow aretes near the top and a real lack of gear on the whole route. Did well to get back to cic in daylight. Overall Hard

masa-alpin 20/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Combination of pitched-climb and moving together. Due to powder, not much ice, unfrozen turf under a foot or more of snow high up on the route, climb was hard, gear was worse. We placed 15-ish gear in the entire route, including the (often poor) belays. Rob lead p1 (100m), P3, P5, P7 (100m), I lead P2 (10m; probable crux - above poor belay with no runner), P4 (80m), P6 (one tech-6 move). It took 7 hours for us to complete the route, back in the CIC just in daylight.

with Rob G
Hidden ??/2014 -
radioshed 12/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with andy t
Thoms6974 12/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

A great and varied adventure. Completely lost track of time and only just got back to the CIC without headtorches!

with Matt
tom.e 20/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly 20/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 24/Feb/13 AltLd

4* vote from me. Finished up Zero as the top part of the ridge looked buried.

with Loz
PAJames 10/Jan/13 AltLd

Bottom 3 pitches vergalsed slabs, quite hard for guidebook gade IV I though! Top half great condition. http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/10-01-13-ben-nevis-winter-climbing.html

Hidden ?/Jan/13 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
EcoClimber 11/Apr/12 2nd

Stunning leading by Dave in difficult conditions. Unconsolidated in parts & several mini storms. Topped out after midnight. Happy to have made top of such a route!

with Florence Larpent, Dave Barker
Liam Ingram 17/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Ondrej lead cruxes. Moved together on the rest and finished up Zero Gully. Under quite a bit of powder with no useful ice at all. Probably V 5 today and harder than both the adjacent gullies but also probably ****!

with Ondrej Mandula
GaryK 14/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
with James Edwards
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Laura Hamlet 24/Jul/11 2nd
with Tim Hamlet, Chris W
liamo333 19/Mar/11 AltLd


with colenn
colenn 19/Mar/11 AltLd
fatboyblim 04/Mar/11 -

little snow on first two pitches so in easier condition. above that lovely climbing. climbed last 60m of zero gully

oliverk 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Unconsolidated. Great leading by Tim on harder pitches. Finished up zero gully, topped out at half ten

Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
robinsi197 22/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Unconsolidated snow. Backed off early.

with Bryn
adw07 20/Jan/11 AltLd dnf

deep powder with no neve or ice to be seen, very slow progress with little gear so retreated. Better to wait till later in the season

Timo Austino ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
scottveitch ??/2011 -
rossn ??/2011 -
Ginger McGrath 13/Apr/10 -

bottom part of climb wasnt in winter nick, moved together without crampons until we hit the snow line then soloed the rest

Simon K 27/Mar/10 2nd
with AB, DK
AB1965 27/Mar/10 -
AB1965 27/Mar/10 -
Andrew Barker 10/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Far more snow than last time. Felt trickier overall as some of the snow was a bit cruddy and also because I think I picked a harder variation to get to the top of the initial buttress. Finished up Zero Gully again as the upper buttress was plastered.

with John Barker
butteredfrog ?/Feb/10 -
Captain Solo 23/Jan/10 AltLd
with Ewan
Hidden ??/2010 -
keith leonard ??/2010 AltLd dnf
Jasonic ??/2010 -

My mate said, what grade is this meant to be? It is at least two grades harder than that! Pointing at tower ridge..

centurion05 ??/2010 -
plain kitten ??/2010 Lead


Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead dnf
nicjbuk 18/Mar/09 AltLd
rossn ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
richw2k2 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Amazing and Epic day out. Fairly good conditions but some hard rock sections to overcome. Topped out at 2:15am and spent night in the shelter on the Ben.

with Rob Grey
rob1 19/Apr/08 AltLd

Excellent Route Epic in powder conditions!

with Richard Wilkes
Dave Thompson 31/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Mike Allison
Hidden 25/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd
sgl 27/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with gaz
gaz.marshall ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
timbanton ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 -
davebrox ??/2008 2nd

Day off from work with Tim Neil

RobScotland 28/Apr/07 -
with oaf
dan cowley 01/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Hard work even with the first few pitches on dry rock.

with Neil and John
rossn 19/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Fantastic weather and good climbing conditions

with Nick Bryan
Hidden 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/07 Lead dnf
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 22/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
nicholas Barrowclough 10/Mar/06 AltLd

Hardest of the Nevis ridges falls.

with Tim Davies
Robbie H 08/Mar/06 2nd

Guided ascent, dropped into Zero for last two pitches.

with Richard Bentley
decs ?/Mar/06 AltLd
with Tom
Conan ?/Feb/06 Lead

Desperate powder conditions. Scary pull over onto the tower. Filled my pants looking down at the long runout.

with Keith W
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd dnf
Hidden ??/2006 -
francis blunt ??/2006 AltLd
with Joe Williams
KeithW ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S

with Russell too. Bloody desperate.

with Conan
Ann S ?/Mar/05 2nd

Guided- crampon popped and banged chest hard against rock-thought I'd pranged a rib so rather painful after that!! Did the finish which does not drop into Zero gully.

with Richard Bentley-guide MIC
smac ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, with proper scale and atmosphere!

with Richard Biggar
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Andrew Barker 31/Mar/04 Lead O/S

Snow was a bit thin low down but plenty higher up. Finished up Zero Gully due to it being late. Topped out into a beautiful sunset at around 7pm.

with John Barker
Dirk Wallis ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with Grrr
nickdonohue ?/Feb/02 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
NeilGriffiths ?/Apr/01 AltLd
with Bill Gregory
frost ?/Feb/00 AltLd

climbed with full bivy kit and slept in the summit shelter.

with J Hubbard
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
NickJH ?/Dec/95 AltLd dnf
with LiamG
TheAndyBarker ?/Jan/94 AltLd
Mark Dancey ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/93 Lead
craig h ?/Jan/89 AltLd
with Nick D
Hidden 07/Mar/88 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/88 AltLd dnf
Hidden 09/Feb/87 AltLd
GaryK ?/Jan/87 AltLd O/S

An excellent day out, which culminated in Tommy getting lost on the golf course, the car being towed from the golf course by the police to get it started, and meeting Mark on the back of Mungo the Magnificent's enormous BMW motorbike at the roundabout in the Fort.

with Mark Miller, Tom Curtis, Simon Yates
cornishmackem 28/Feb/86 -
allmag ?/Feb/85 2nd

My first winter route of any note. Ironic since it required the full gamut of rock climbing moves - layback, jamming, mantles and rock-overs. Got off route at one point ending up in an steep ice gully on the West side - rope jammed round blind corner, Colin not amused! Great route.

Campbell42 ?/Feb/82 AltLd O/S
with Frank Wilkinson
Pedro50 10/Mar/80 AltLd
with Pete Thexton
Ken Taylor 14/Feb/78 AltLd
with Jonathan Lagoe
Hidden ??/1975 -
mikej 08/Apr/69 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
uphillnow ?/Apr/64 -

Bottom pitch rock, winter conditions higher up. Used rope on one pitch

with John Grieve
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