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[Topping out of Point Five Gully, 2 kb]Four stars in the 2002 SMC Ben Nevis guide

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saintlade - 2014

Hidden - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

prcleary - 2014

cottoneye - 2014

SPD224 - 2nd - May/13 with Martin Smith

Great route,perfect ice but virtually no rock showing to get gear. Good screws all the way
just one more - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with john smith

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/13

Ice good for climbing but not for screws. Steep ice made even more exciting by the large quantity of spindrift been funneled down. What a climb.
moose ridd - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with M.Sadler

P2,4,6 Done in 7 pitches in a long day from Glasgow. Nobody else on the route. First three pitches awesome fun. Final three pitches of unprotected snowplodding took longer than the technical stuff. Bypassing cornice was interesting - Lawrie reckoned V,3 for that pitch! Fat, easy nick with hooks and steps everywhere, but still steep - lower end tech 5? Definitely V overall.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Lawrie Brand

Bit of a swim at the top with plenty of new snow. Lower pitches excellent!
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13 with John Chivall

DundeeDave - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Ewan Gourlay

elliptic - Solo rpt - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13

alan barnes - 04/Apr/13 with cam fowler, luke

Perfect conditions with footholes and axe hooks every where. Just as well as this was JWs first route of the season and the first V for us both.
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 04/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/13

P1 & 3. 2.5hours.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with T.Ripley

Perfect Ice.
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Matt Dudman

Easter Sunday. Fantastic weather and perfect ice, but quieter than I have ever seen it on the Ben. Euan led first pitch, Hugh the second and me the Rogue pitch. Felt surprisingly straightforward with the fat ice and big steps all the way up.
JasonK - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Euan Boyd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 30/Mar/13

Gordon Lacey - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13

Fantastic!
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Adam Ryan, Dave Cowell

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Lawrence

Lovely day, climbing over all too soon.
wence - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Rob

adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13

Great conditions, as easy as it gets at the moment I would think.
team fat belly - 28/Mar/13 with Oli

Oliver Sherman - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Tom Bell

sparbus - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with mike b

Pitch 1,2,3 and moved together on top snow slopes.
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Piers Newton

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Olly Roberts

Brucemacrosson - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Simon Opit

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/13

OMG as the cool kids say!! What a day and what a route!! A midnight start from the house saw us walking in at 3:30am to be at the bottom of the route at 6:45. First on and the weather was shaping up well. then a soloist rocked up beside us and was nick bullock!! Anyway,climb was stunning. 2nd pitch was the crux on the day but nothing on any of them to be underestimated! AWESOME!!
010paw - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Andy Watt

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13 with Richard Gentry

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 12/Mar/13 with Rob

started up at 1.30..lots of spindrift avalanches..hot aches...moving slowly.. abbed off after 2nd pitch.. especially enjoyed the tea at cic hut!
Helen Gibson - 2nd dnf - 12/Mar/13 with Matt, Chris Vernon

Hannah Evans - AltLd - 11/Mar/13 with Dave Buckett

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/13

manwithacam - AltLd - 11/Mar/13 with Dom

Every bit as good as I was hoping it would be! great conditions, exciting moves on the rogue pitch, chimney felt awkward, final 200+m goes on and on... Classic!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Rob Reglinski

climbtim - 2nd - 10/Mar/13

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/13 with monsteratt

Great!!! Good conditions and quite stepped out. Lead chimney pitch (2nd), which was great. Definately one of the best things I've lead in a while. Shame about the cold belays!
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Nick Whimster

Lead P2, P4. Quite stepped. Perfect ice!
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Sam Simpson

Exceptional
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Ronan Kernan

radioshed - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with dave s

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Matt Craig

Tubs - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Dave M

machars - Lead - 01/Mar/13 with Ben Sharp

Ben Sharp - 2nd - 01/Mar/13 with Graeme Barr

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Ian Clifford

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Julian Prieto

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13

jamesturnbull - AltLd - Mar/13 with aiden

Guy Wilson - Mar/13 with Plum

winter hill1 - 2nd - Mar/13

First 3 pitches good. Last ones were falling apart. Top day out.
Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13

First V lead, excellent.
jshields - AltLd - 28/Feb/13 with Jeff Ingman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Dave Douglas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13

Perfect weather, perfect ice, perfect route, couldn't have been a better day out!
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with paul smith, Paul Freudenthal

wupert - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Pete Walker

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/13

gw3285 - AltLd - 26/Feb/13

dav_713 - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with Kev

Ice was in good condition, 7 pitches in all, I led 3. First 3 pitches the best. Topped out in Sun.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Drew Connelly

Fantastic. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/point-gully
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Alastair

Excellent climb, excellent conditions: couldn't have asked for more!
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Steve Shenton

SJS - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Nick

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

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 23/Feb/13 with Ali Rose

Great condition. Hard to protect but great hooks.
arose - Lead - 23/Feb/13 with Hannah Francis

greglad - 23/Feb/13

perfect weather and banked out with ice
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Max

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/13

Hidden - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Feb/13

Lost in the mist thought we were going for an easy saunter up Gardyloo Gully and we ended up on this extremely vertical challenge! Did two and a half pitches but with another hard pitch in front and the clock coming up to 5:00 prudence prevailed and we abseiled down. Next time!
stevelismore - AltLd dnf - 15/Feb/13 with James L

planetmarshall - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/13 with Andy Owen, John Harrison

HendrikTBB - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/13 with Andrew Marshall, AO

Finn Curry - 2nd - 07/Feb/13 with Paul Warnock

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/13

Amazing conditions, with barely any wind and clear skies almost all day made this a very memorable climb! Ice wasn't great for screws but axe placements were bommer all the way up. Had to climb over the cornice which was a little scary but it was rock solid on top so fine to pull over. Brilliant route, I had forgotten what a tedious slog the final pitches to the top are though!
guyscott - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Klas

lead pitch 1. Jan lead the next two. swapped leads after that. scared.
DaveMo - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with josanna, Jan

Hidden - Feb/13

Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - Feb/13

Ace! Virgin ice and absolutely perfect conditions, we were very lucky. Took the harder left hand finish, which was also amazing. Spindrift was extremely intense to the point of comedy although I got off lightly as it subsided somewhat by the rogue pitch. Fantastic day.
JRae - AltLd - 01/Jan/13 with Ben Silvestre, M Watson

best new years day ever, fat virgin ice
mwatson - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13

6aPunter - 2013

Chris Reid - 2013

JHolland - 2013

Superb. First team on the route and first up into the corrie. Not quite the valentines present the misses was after... but not bad! Excellent conditions : )
petegunn - Lead - 14/Feb/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/12

williamsd79 - 2nd dnf - 11/Feb/12

luckyjim - AltLd - Feb/12 with D Helm

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Jan/12

top route, really nice to get it done as one of the first of the season before it gets stepped out.
James S - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/12 with sam

Thin and with really crappy chandeliered ice.
Edvin m - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12

Not really in condition yet, lots of junk ice.
stevebarratt - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Edvin

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Steep and hard 1st 2 pitches. Amazing climb
Rick Ashton - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with James calender

We're on a hellslide help us, help us.
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Phil Jennings

Thinner than last time, first 2 pitches harder.
gripped01 - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Stu Quinn

First pitch, tackled on the right, then abbed off due to a hole / waterfall above
Sankey - 2nd dnf - 24/Mar/11 with Bruce Poll, Simon Oxley

Completely stepped out. Only very short hard sections and could have done them without axes and crampons! Excellent effort from Su, no problems on only her 5th winter route and did most of 1st pitch unroped. Lead p2 , mostly snow ice, great for placements but poor for gear but not required with number of pegs and state of route. Much spindrift - where did the route go? Split 4 pitches of grade 2 to finish. Topped out at 6, poor visibility and going dark so took the tourist path back to Ft W. Long day, back at 22.20 - 16 hours.
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with su, misha

A bit underwhelmed really - it's a good route but wouldn't say it's an all-time classic, though to be fair it would have been much better and harder if it hadn't been so stepped out. Could largely find own axe placements but hard to avoid the buckets for the feet! Left car park at 6.30, started climbing shortly after 10, topped out shortly after 6. Effectively soloed P1 (we all started soloing, then Su thought better of it, so Phil brought her up to a screw belay half way up the pitch while I carried on to the first proper belay and brought them both up), then led the rogue pitch (lucky to finish it before the spindrift river started pouring down, Phil and Su go plastered) and the second and last of the four easy finishing pitches. Very poor viz on the summit but not too hard to follow footprints, carns and compass down to the zigzags. A memorable 16 hour day (and birthday for Su), probably my longest ever day out. This was on Monday - the rest of the week was a write off due to heavy snow and strong winds so headed back on Wednesday.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Su, Phil

Led P1, taking the shallower left hand side. Mark took P2, tight chimney was pretty steep. Led P3 which was only steep for a move or two. Ice was well stepped out which lowered the grade quite a bit. In the upper we pitched it and moved together as required. Good route, certainly not intimidating as it's reputation (in my head at least) suggests.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Mark B

chalk monster - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Karl

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11

Kyuzo - 06/Mar/11 with Richard Scott

oldgrey - 06/Mar/11

chimney p2 is a bit slushy but takes short screws, good neve where you need it...nice blue sky day, needs a good freeze and some snow
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Alex

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

Hidden - AltLd β - 05/Mar/11

Fantastic to tick our first grade 5, great to do it on this climb and so lucky with the weather! Topped out to wonderful cloud inversion. Ice on pitch 2 wasn't great for screws but solid axe placements all the way. Great climb.
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Klas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

TeeBee - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

Pete23 - 2nd - Mar/11

Jean François led, Doug followed, I filmed with my dislocated thumb
sacdenouilles - 2nd - 28/Feb/11 with J F Philippe, D Pemble

backed off pitch 2. melting.
Andrew Wilson - Lead dnf - 27/Feb/11 with Mark Fyles

mynyddresident - AltLd - 11/Feb/11 with wolf

4 outstanding pitches in quality condition, then moved together.
wolf.leeb - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with nic

Pat-H - 2nd - 10/Feb/11

Pete and Julian Led, I followed up pitch 1,2 and 3. Moved together on pitchs 4,5 and 6. Spent 12 hours trying to get down, clag and poor navigation meant that we could not find the descent gulleys. After rest in the summit shelter made our way down via red burn
twodada - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with julian, Pete Needen

peter neden - AltLd - Feb/11

With Andy Owen, fantastic day
AdamCB - 2nd - Feb/11

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/11

Truly awesome! I've been waiting a while to do Point Five, and was worried it had been over-hyped, pleased to find this wasn't the case. Suprisingly easy climbing in current state, I'd say it is V,4 at the moment, moves on Taxus (Icicle Finish IV,4) were harder last weekend. The Rogue pitch wasn't very rogue, the crux seemed to be a short bulge on P1, protectable and easy to blast through. Very straight forward climbing overall due to nice snow ice, lack of water ice means pro is sparse though. Couple of pieces per pitch on average. No belays on the last 150m, but happily moved togeather, cornice sufficiently hacked! Started at 0800, topped out at 1200 above a cloud inversion, absolutely stunning.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11 with Mark Patterson

I think Merlin said it all!
mark88 - AltLd - 28/Jan/11 with Merlin Andrew

Led P1,3,5,7. Brilliant snow ice. Great axe placements. Not so great for screws. Top of P1 was really steep and probably the crux today. Chimney was fairly steep and good fun. Rogue pitch was over pretty quickly. P4 had some nice ice. P7 was the final pitch over cornice. Great day. Fully lived up to expectations. Topped out in the light for a change but about 10m visibility. Descended No 4
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11 with Sam S

led pitches 2 and 4 then soloed out. good work to harry for clearing the cornice.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Harry

Harry Holmes - AltLd rpt - 26/Jan/11 with Moles

yellow - 2nd - 22/Jan/11

Spence22 - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Carl

colenn - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Peter Britton

Taba got to lead the rogue pitch, I got to be pelted with chunks of ice! The top snow bowl was pretty scary with little gear and a huge cornice.
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11 with Taba

Martin Haworth - AltLd rpt - 02/Jan/11 with Nick Harper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11

Quiet day for Point Five in very good nick and comfortable weather. Awesome!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Matt Freear

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

Just along for the ride, seconded all the way
ColinD - 2nd - Jan/11 with Nick Allsop

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Timo Austino - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

newtonmore - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

it was probably possible to climb it but there was no ice just crud. didn't fancy it anyhow so retreated after the first pitch.
samrad - 2nd - Dec/10 with tom livingston

Led P1 but totally shiters ice meant we backed off from P1 belay
Tom Livingstone - Lead dnf - Dec/10 with sam radcliffe

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Dec/10 with LiamG

heavy spindrift avalanches, bailed after P1, shame as P2 looked awesome
robertmichaeladams - Lead dnf - 22/Apr/10 with Tom

nice ice but spindrift made things impossible after 1 pitch.... boooo
tomdude - AltLd dnf - 22/Apr/10 with rob

Hidden - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 10/Apr/10

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

Smacked on the conk by a lump of ice right at the start of the route. Lead pitches 2,4 and 6. Lots of waiting at belays, not surprisingly. Rogue pitch was bold.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/10

tjmillen - Lead - 02/Apr/10 with trevor marrs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/10

Loads of spindrift and a dodgy axe.
lachlan - AltLd - 28/Mar/10 with Bjorn

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/10

morsy - AltLd - 21/Mar/10 with gerhard mors

Chimney and rogue pitch thawing badly. Exciting stuff!
david morse - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/10 with ben anderson

Ice good, fresh snow towards top made life hard. Some ice screw placements felt a bit iffy.
RunningMan - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Keith Bevan

Great route- rotten ice though, making gear and solid axe placements scarce... Felt pretty bold.
AndyL - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with neil

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Harry Holmes

Lots of unconsolidated snow, and not much solid ice, so screw placements dubious. Insane amounts of rime made finding rock gear hard. Lead pitches 1 and 3, and basically rope soloed pitches 4 to 8, finding only 2 pieces of solid gear on the whole section.
NickBrown - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Tim

Late season with good neve and reasonable conditions. A nice route and of course it is uber classic. 6 pitches and I managed to get the Rogue Pitch, but where were the dragons and ninja warriors?
Rampikino - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Christian Minnett

Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Mar/10

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

lawrenceK - AltLd - 10/Mar/10

Fantastic, really great day! The route was well travelled which made it easier but found it steady enough. Staying in the CIC hut made the approach easier. Led the Chimney pitch; we did it pretty much in 6 pitches with some moving together in the upper easier section - all the hard climbing was over after P3 really (other than the cornice!)
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Ian Moore

John Carney - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Rob Jarvis

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Chris Harling

second ever ice route, BADASS
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/10 with Ben Hirst

Amazing route! Will return to lead one day.
alifin - 2nd - 04/Mar/10 with Guide (Donald King) + Aidan Roe

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd RP - 02/Mar/10

Seconded all the hard stuff and led up one of the final snow slopes
andy mcc - 2nd - Mar/10 with Jason King

With Graham McGrath - firts GUM club ascent for a few years...
Phil Emerson - 2nd - Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with phil emerson

Great route easy to see why four stars!!!!
rob1 - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Andrea Sales

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5; Jon topped out.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Jonathan Yates

John Roe - AltLd - 11/Feb/10 with Iain (Jocky) Marr

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Feb/10

Lead crux pitches
mic_b - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

cox - AltLd - 03/Feb/10 with mall

tubby two - AltLd - Feb/10 with Will

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

Scotsken - Feb/10

stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - Feb/10 with scotsken

First grade V for us both.P1 Masa, P2 me, P3+4 masa as one, P5+6 me, move together to summit. Superb climb, although spindrift avalanches were terrible and occurred with monotonous regularity near rogue pitch. Belays all good. Ice a bit chossy in places, esp crux but all in all a good day out, and a cold one at that!
gb83 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/10 with masa

First Scottish grade V for both of us. The condition was good, if a bit snowy, while the weather was poor with loads of spindrift avalanches. When it was culminated I was leading The Rogue Pitch... I could not see well either with or without goggles, so decided not to bother placing screws but blasted through the crux several metres, and so did I. The temperature being about freezing, as well as continuous snow fall (and rain in low-down), every single gear was terribly iced up to the extent I had never experienced before. Memorable experience!
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/10 with Graeme B

sadams - AltLd - 24/Jan/10 with Eric Hildrew

Kayan - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - Lead - 2010 with George, paddy

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

chmckay - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

ashpreston - 2010

Led the first 2 technical pitches in 1. Snow covered the ice. It was a bit soft. Ice axes cutting through the snow at times. Quite scary. The ice underneath was a bit more solid. Joe got avalanced on near the top from a collapsed cornice. Good job an old peg held and he was on easier ground. Robin lost his old hammer and waterproof trousers ripped. Nice view from the top of the Ben though.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Robin Sillem, Joe Nunn

Had the climb to ourselves! A bit soft in places, but very worthwhile! Led the Rogue Pitch, and moved together above.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Nigel Wombell

too much ice and rocks coming down from parties above. sacked it.
adw07 - AltLd dnf - 05/Apr/09 with Scott Becker

Retreated due to ice fall and poor protection. Abseil descent on a number 1 micro wire.
scottbecker - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/09 with Andrew Warren

robinsi197 - 2nd - Apr/09 with Kin, Joe

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with Piet Wolters

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/09

Led 1st and 3rd 'Rogue' pitch. Lots of spindrift.
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 24/Mar/09 with Gwilym Starks

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

Led 1st, rogue and odd-numbered pitches.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Willie

jason - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with manmike

Was supposed to be part one of the trilogy of Point 5, Centurion and Tower Ridge but weather let us down. This part went fine - beat all the crowds racing to get to the start at 6am and climbed the route on lovely ice in two hours. Summit was eerily quiet at 8.30am! Then rain arrived....
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Kiwi Steve and Humble

Felt straight forward lots of in-situ rusty pegs and dodgy tat. Amazing sticky ice
James Humble - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with chad, kimi steve

my first V lead-pitch 2.
davefount - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Jez, Will Kelsall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09

bad conditions - too warm - knocked off my balance by cornice collapse while about to clip a screw. and fell 20m but no injuries (except my crampon cutting belayers trousers but fortunately no skin!)
Joe Nunn - AltLd dog - 15/Mar/09

Simon K - 2nd - 13/Mar/09 with Mike Pescod + PB

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/09

mikemartin - AltLd - 13/Feb/09

Melting, lots of water running down the bottom three pitches. Led to the first 1 and a half pitches. Had to go directly up the first bulge as the left hand bit wasn't formed well. Awesome route! First tie ive climbed leashless on ice used a pair of fly's with a finger loop on and fortunately didn't drop them.
joe larner - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/09 with Mike

Topped out in the dark. Last 100m of snow slopes unprotectable, but not desperate. Headtorch battery fell out!!
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/09 with Miles and Felix

felixthelion - AltLd - 11/Feb/09 with T. Brookes

First grade V lead for both, First 3 pitches were superb on great water ice, thought rouge pitch was easist of the 3. Upper gully carrying some loose snow but firm undernead, good ice screws to be had if excavated. 7hrs on route, departing CIC at 7am, climbing 8.30am, topped out 3.30pm
StuDoig - AltLd - 08/Feb/09 with Romain

Backed off just before rogue pitch after being hit by many spindrift avalanches! Fat ice but very brittle. First pitch was the steepest!
dj_brigham05 - AltLd dnf - 08/Feb/09 with Alex Pickard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/09

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/09 with Jamie Tattersall

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/09

datoon - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with K

A Brilliant first experience of winter climbing on the ben.
MDowson - 2nd - 03/Jan/09 with si litchfield

Hidden - TR - 03/Jan/09

khawk - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with DT

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/09 with James Dunn

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/09 with Roel

Lead pitches 1,2,3 and alternate leads after that.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/09 with chris burn

Mark Salter - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with Myles Jordan

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/09

Ross McGibbon - 2009

Alex Hofmann - 2009

cragmanuk - 2009 with Ian Lamb, John Elliott,Fergal Corrigan

windy100 - 2009

Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Ken T

With Nate, after colorado
davebrox - AltLd - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08

Best route I've done. Immaculate climbing and the perfect line. Thin conditions but solid water ice
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Dave Latimer

Dave Latimer - AltLd - 31/Dec/08

Lived up to expectations. Would recommend 60m ropes, 50m was a pain.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 29/Dec/08 with Loz

joese7en - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/08 with neil, james

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/08 with chris thorne

barney_edin - AltLd - 21/Apr/08 with Kati

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/08

RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Dan

Great conditions, nice plastic ice, first pitch was steepest then pitches got progressively easier, a classic route.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Mark Jarvie

Richard White - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/08 with Rimon Than

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/08

m dunn - AltLd - 13/Apr/08 with Martin

spindrift tastic. great climb thought. in daylight.
sneaks - 2nd - 09/Apr/08 with Neil C

first ice route.:) Good conditions made it easier. Crux was the first pitch moved together on the last half and possibly the 3rd?
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/08 with Ian Jackson

Superb outing! Even a couple of spindrift avalanches for that classic touch.
towdman - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/08 with Graham Armitage

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/08 with FRANCO COOKSON

Graham Armitage - AltLd - 08/Apr/08 with towdman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/08

gregor - Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/08

simon_D - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/08 with George McEwan, Andy Johno

breithorn4164 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/08 with Jackson

Lots and lots and lots of spin drift - quite a journey!
alaan - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/08 with Dom

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/08 with Al Royal

stevepotter - Lead - 23/Mar/08 with ken

Pretty soft and insecure, with virtually no runners due to poor ice and choked up cracks -felt pretty scary.
Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Pete Graham

Pete Graham - AltLd - 17/Mar/08 with Tom Powel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/08

Dave Searle - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with sim

Hidden - 2008

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2008

Alan Kimber led under a hail of ice from those above!
markharro - 2nd - 2008

markjarvie - 2008 with andrew warren

Rob Pitt - 2008 with Nick Arding

stokesrees - AltLd - 12/Apr/07 with Ben Tibbets

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/07

superb condition
dthomson - 04/Apr/07 with smiler cuthbertson

Led different pitches from week before, left hand finish.
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 04/Apr/07 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/07

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Mike

mikecopp - AltLd - 01/Apr/07 with Gaz Marshall

Another brilliant day on the hill, only a couple of party's ahead, topped out to bright sunshine!!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Creag

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07

crowberry gully - 31/Mar/07 with Ross McGibbon

John Kettle - AltLd - 28/Mar/07

Captain Solo - AltLd - 28/Mar/07 with John Kettle

steveP - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Paul Rowlands

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with mark mosgrove

joe king - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with steve petit

The Bad Cough - AltLd rpt - 24/Mar/07 with John Sealey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/07

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

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

Jamie B - AltLd - Mar/07 with Ed Morrison

Lee Sheard - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with John Hubbard

gripped01 - AltLd O/S - Mar/07 with Jimmy Coates, Al Barnard

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/07 with neil adams

Neil Adams - AltLd - 24/Feb/07 with Andy Inglis

Nicos - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/07 with rich howels

steev - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Duncan

decs - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Steve

A great climb - in good nick. I did the first and third pitches, David dispatched the middle gully pitch with ruthless efficiency.
Daniel Wrightson - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/07 with David Thompson

reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/07 with steve burdett

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/07 with Daniel Wrightson

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/07

tumbling wizard - Feb/07

daz led crux pitch
spoony84 - AltLd O/S - Feb/07

Great conditions, first pitch hardest (tony went direct up the bulge)
smithaldo - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07 with TonyM

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07

Spade - AltLd - 24/Jan/07 with Tom P and Andy M

Did the hard bit in two pitches. First one on stretch with a 60 m rope. Midway through the second pitch - surprise, surprise - the Rogue pitch bit appeared. Not sure that the guidebook pitch lengths are correct.
hwackerhage - 24/Jan/07 with dunx55

1st 2 pitches
Brown - AltLd dnf - 19/Jan/07 with John

Climbed in 5.5 pitches. Bottom four linked into two pitches. Whole climb had very nice ice especially crux.
dunx55 - AltLd O/S - Jan/07 with H Wackerhage

Hidden - Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

alan wilson - 2007

Constantinos Andreou - 2007

keith leonard - Lead - 2007 with wife

Hidden - 2007

innesmac - 2007

The Holy Grail to my climbing career however slightly underwhelmed not as hard as i thot i wud be,glorious day blue skies
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - 2nd β - 16/Dec/06 with my bestest bud, Manimal

Hidden - 27/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

We had the route to ourselves in excellent conditions!
tom.e - 20/Mar/06 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/06

Quite a lot of spindrift, first pitch steep, second pitch bold, third pitch short and straightforward then the long plod to the top!
nicholas Barrowclough - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Tim Davies

luckyjim - AltLd - Feb/06 with S Rose

Hidden - 2006

DaleB - 2006 with IP

Hidden - Lead - 2006

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Toby

Ross Barnes - AltLd - Mar/05 with Ben W

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/05

GPN - AltLd - Mar/05 with Paul James

Guided
Ann S - 2nd - Mar/05 with Richard Bentley-guide MIC

sgl - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/05 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/05

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/05 with Paul Beacall, Tracey Quine

ian bryant - Lead O/S - Feb/05 with gregor

akhughes - AltLd O/S - Feb/05

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/05

First ever trip to Scotland. Ice was in fantastic conditon, only problem was the quantity of spindrift being poured down from above!
Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - Mar/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/04

With Paddy Mitton
Scotsken - Lead - Feb/04

dangates - 2004 with Kirk Watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/03

Hidden - 22/Mar/03

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Mar/03

Hidden - 2003

Andrew Sloan - 13/Apr/02 with Steve Grove

Guided
cem - 2nd - 04/Apr/02 with Alan Kimber

gergosantha - Jan/02 with Geoff Tervet, Neil Cuthbert

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead - Apr/01

ruaridhmac - AltLd - 18/Feb/01 with Helen Rennard

First V for us both.
BenTiffin - AltLd - Feb/01 with Dan Robinson

Point 4 more like!!
Chad123 - AltLd - Feb/00 with Mark Crampton

smac - AltLd O/S - Jan/00 with Tor Ellis

droites - AltLd O/S - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Billg - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/99 with Dave Gregory

bandersnatch - AltLd β - Mar/99 with Brian Hume

seanyt - AltLd - Feb/99

nickdonohue - AltLd - 11/Mar/98 with Caley Latham

AB1965 - AltLd - 20/Feb/98

Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/97 with Matthew Stammers

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/97

NeilGriffiths - 1997 with Dave Pritt

phardman - Feb/96

kp64zl - AltLd - Apr/95 with Giles

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/95

FrankW - AltLd O/S - Mar/94 with Andy R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/93

Hidden - 2nd - 1993

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/92

seconded with old curved axes! Melting but also verglas. poor belays at top of first 2 pitches. Very scarey. 2 pitch extremely steep. 3rd pitch bridging chimney. 4th pitch (supposedly the crux) actually much easier and had nut belay thank christ! moved together to top. Wolfgang could have soloed the lot.......
jlury - 2nd - 02/Feb/92 with Wolfgang Klein

Grezza - Lead - Feb/92

excellent day on the ben - could not have asked for a better day, clear summit views and super company on the day !
Ian McNeill - Solo O/S - Jan/91 with OJ

garywalker147 - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/89

Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/88

great day out, unforgetable.
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/87 with Bob Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/87

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/87

scree - Feb/87 with Dave H

GaryK - Solo - Feb/87

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 02/Mar/86

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 22/Feb/86 with Neville Elstone

With Steve Tonx and Mark Hounslea
steveboote - AltLd - Jan/86

Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 1986 with Ian Owen

Superb.
Richard Weller - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/85 with Andy Collins

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 13/Feb/85 with Ken Grainger

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Feb/85 with tim p

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Feb/85 with Steve Howe

Mark Kemball - Lead - 28/Mar/84 with Aamir Butt

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/84 with Kim Wainwright

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/84

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/84

mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - Jan/84 with Stephen Yates

Used rope on two pitches. I did narrows and Al did pitch 3. Rest soloed. Supurb Did again 27.1.05 with Phil Gibson
David Smith - AltLd - Apr/83 with Al Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/83

mark-abz - AltLd - 18/Feb/83 with Walter P

Gezzer - AltLd - 1983 with Derek Shaw

3.5hrs
Lone Rider - AltLd - 1983 with Cubby

Great route, straight forward good gear.Did with a stranger at the CIC Hut.
The Bronze - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/79

Falko - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/78 with Howard Lancashire

Bivvied in summit shelter.
Derek Ryden - AltLd - 03/Jan/78 with Andy Draper

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/77

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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 449 (1.1%)
Lead45 of 449 (10.0%)
Followed50 of 449 (11.1%)
Toproped1 of 449 (0.2%)
Alt Leads282 of 449 (62.8%)
Unknown66 of 449 (14.7%)

'Climbed'223 of 449 (49.7%)
clean O/S198 of 449 (44.1%)
clean β3 of 449 (0.7%)
clean rpt7 of 449 (1.6%)
clean RP1 of 449 (0.2%)
dogged1 of 449 (0.2%)
dnf16 of 449 (3.6%)