Hadrian's Wall Direct*** V 5
[Hadrian's Wall Direct, 2 kb]300m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

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AGoodi - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/15 with Robin

gallonj - 2nd - Mar/14

prcleary - 2014

cottoneye - 2014

Good ice, some soft snow and some neve in the higher parts of Zero. Warm and sunny on the summit with crowds of walkers
crowberry gully - 27/Apr/13 with Andy Nisbet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/13

Sustained in the lower pitches, and it just keeps coming after that, with interest right to the top
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Will Attridge

Day of guiding. As good as the first time, and nice to climb it during the day (the first time, Tony and I intentionally climbed it during a very fine moonlit night).
Ken Applegate - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with Ryan

Jasonic - Apr/13

Jasonic - AltLd - Apr/13

My first route on the North Face of Ben. Phenomenol! Can't wait to get back!
StuartCJones - 2nd β - 29/Mar/13

Great route, Mike swam against the unrelenting tide of spindrift on the chimney pitch. Ice on P1 bomber.
Ian Dunbar - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Mike Davies

Ben Sharp - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with Tom

PAJames - 05/Mar/13

alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Richard Nicholson, David Martinez Majo

Slick - AltLd - 03/Mar/13 with Alastair Begley, David Martinez Majo

Same day as Orion and Point Five.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Dave M

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

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Paul Bolton

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with Fiona

Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/13

NickJH - Lead O/S - Feb/13 with R McGuiness

greglad - Feb/13

stuaart - 2nd - 01/Jan/13 with Michael Barnard, Neil Redgrave

captain - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/12

morsy - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with gerhard mors

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12

BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Sam Thompson

khawk - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with DT

softish ice at start of P2, otherwise sound conditions. Solid at top.
Grezza - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Paul E

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/12

peter neden - 2nd - Feb/12

Liam FLeming - 2012

Harry_Pymont - AltLd β - 16/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11

Felt very easy for te grade
Rick Ashton - AltLd - 28/Mar/11 with James calender

gripped01 - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Si Moore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Lead 1st, 3rd and the pitch after the snow slope. Great route.
galpinos - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Dan

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/11

bob johnson - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/11 with Mike Pescod

jameshiggins - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Francis Blunt

Crowley6969 - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Good conditions. Lead all but the second pitch. Late start/finish on route due to wasting time queuing at the bottom of Point Five Gully.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Mike Frodsham, Ryan Wilson

Awesome fun! Amazing ice pitches in another day of stunning weather. The final 100m or so dragged a bit, but an incredible climb all in all. Very busy, with several teams climbing along side each other, but everyone was very friendly and in high spirits!
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Klas

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

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

TeeBee - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with phil emerson

A bit mushy in places, but generally good. Proper winter conditions with spindrift etc, a nice quiet day on the Ben.
Heike - 27/Feb/11 with Lester

henning82 - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Lots of spindrift on first pitch. Ice did not take screws well, in places I found good ice for screws after whacking off ~15 cm of crap ice. More solid ice near the top.
johannes - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Phil Emerson - AltLd - Feb/11

Rich led the hard stuff
Gibbo - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Rich Abell

robcrowther - 2nd - 10/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Dustin - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Pat Ingram

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/10

Mark led first three pitches and i led next two with mark topping out on a windless summit plateau. Long route but climbing was amazing with good conditions
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Mark Cadman

mark-abz - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Geoff C, Alex

Ice Spider - AltLd - 15/Apr/10 with Tony Barton

tjmillen - Lead - 04/Apr/10 with dorine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10

Shuttsie - 2nd - Apr/10 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - Lead - Apr/10

Good fat ice. Loads of spindrift.
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Alejandro Garcia

el cholo - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with jamestheyip

First up after the thaw, so nice to do a 'fresh' route. Great ice for climbing at the bottom, less so for protection. Absolutely amazing styrofoam on the top pitch. Led 2nd, final and some snow pitches.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Drew Connelly

gregor - 15/Mar/10

The Bad Cough - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with John Sealey

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Luke Porter

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/10

Dave Searle - AltLd - Mar/10 with gav

tubby two - AltLd - Mar/10 with Thom

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

Good quality and fat ice on p1,2 and chimney 4. Higher up ice a wee bit brittle and also some pure water ice bosses have formed (steep and hard!). Took us 8 hours on this route with faf and 7 pitches, belayed 5m short of summit as only had 50m rope lengths, do yourself a favour and take 60's! Great route!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/09 with Neil Silver

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

luckyjim - AltLd - Mar/09 with D Helm

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - Mar/09 with Jamie Bankhead

Tony suggested a moon-lit climb, so having climbed Comb Gully that day, I headed home for an hour's rest, before heading back up, and climbing through the night. What a great route! Climbed in 7 pitches, topped out at 4am.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 09/Feb/09 with Tony Shephard

Jamie B - AltLd - Feb/09 with Ben Cooling

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/08

Captain Solo - AltLd - 12/Apr/08 with Ewan

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/08 with Mike Allison

Hidden - Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Apr/08

good ice all the way...crux on 1st pich bulge, second pitch steep start, chimney choked out...
alan wilson - AltLd - 24/Mar/08 with n smith

akhughes - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Steptoe

Nicos - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with rich howels

Sandy P - AltLd - 22/Mar/08 with Andy S

dave o - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with James R

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - AltLd - 21/Mar/08 with Adam Booth

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/08

smac - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with Richard Biggar

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Feb/08

scott gibson - 2nd - Feb/08 with john glendinning, steve lynch

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/07

2nd V ice route - superb!
Joe Nunn - Apr/07 with Andrew Stokes

RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/07 with jonnyb

Steve badly cut by ice dislodged by higher parties, needed stitches at A and E. Superb conditions.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Steve Grove

stokesrees - AltLd - 22/Mar/07 with Joe Nunn

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Nick Arding

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Good route but miserable conditions. Super heavy duty spindrifts (or mini avalanches)threatening to pull us off with very sparse fiddly gear. Felt serious although the climbing is mostly easy. To round it up had to navigate out in full-on blizzard. An entertaining day out.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/06 with Stuart McFarlane

seanyt - AltLd - Feb/06

sgl - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Konnie

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

lead easier pitches - chimney, snow slopes and finish
danm - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Graham

Great route, three nice pitches at the bottom and then nice open, easy climbing. Topped out at sunset - lovely!
Chad123 - AltLd - Jan/05 with Greg and Numpty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/04

Jim Haydock - 2nd - 13/Mar/03 with Dave Hollinger

frost - AltLd - Mar/03 with N Griffiths

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/03

Hidden - 2003

konacol - AltLd - 30/Mar/02 with Dave Mitchell

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 09/Mar/02 with John Watson

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/01

graeme gatherer - 2000

NeilGriffiths - 1997 with Simon Frost

Smith42 - May/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/96

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/93 with Kim Wainwright

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/92

Yourlead - 2nd - 29/Apr/91 with Graham Penny

Grezza - Lead - 1991

Had the worst hotaches of my life at the foot of this route! I remember the pain, even after 25 years. The climbing was brilliant thereafter.
Falko - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/87 with Al W.

Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/87

Soloed it with Chris Forrest. I had just soloed Point 5 and he had just led Astral Highway, and we both fancied another route before descending. Excellent route in a great position.
GaryK - Solo - Feb/87

Bob - AltLd O/S - 1986

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1985

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Mar/84 with Scottish bloke

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