Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/15
Lower half climbed with in big boots and crampons were donned when verglas became a problem. Top had two sections of great ice taking screws. Great neve elsewhere. Not truly winter neither summer conditions. The Ben was the place to be. Certainly alpine. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.995095233834261.1073741842.553984794611976&type=1
glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 14/May/15 with Euan Fowler
Excellent. Swinging leads and some moving together.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Lester S
In 5 pitches. Led odds. 1st pitch is in mixed condition, ice is complete after this, if a bit rotten in places. All in all a steady but serious climb, with gear prospects fairly slim given the quality of the ice and the widespread verglas.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/15 with Masa Sakano
Alex lead P1, 3, 5, and I did P2, 4 (and very easy P6). We climbed through spindrift all day, as it never ceased. Awful weather. But the ice conditions weren't too bad, though pretty sparsely protected. The temperature was above freezing with water dripping from ice when we started, but the freezing level got lowered below the CIC by the early evening.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/15 with Alex M
rob1 - 2014
Superb conditions. totally plastered. all mixed ground fully iced. temps around freezing so ice & neve very good placements. 7 pitches. A little over six hrs. I led odds, SG evens.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Steve Graham
rapped off 2nd pitch after prob with detached ice block-axes not sharp enough.
DPaul - AltLd dnf - 21/Mar/13 with R.Asher
Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/13
Good climbing, but couldn't find much protection. First pitch was practically a solo. Slightly more exciting then I would have liked.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Mike Moss
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/13
bob johnson - 12/Mar/13 with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
terrymccall - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/13 with ian cragie
Route in great condition, with chewy ice and first time axe placements throughout. Crux is steep but has sinker hooks all the way.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with Bob, Al
luckyjim - AltLd - 03/Mar/13 with D Helm
With Ken Applegate and Bob - great route
AB1965 - 03/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/13
Hidden - Mar/13
Jamie B - AltLd - 20/Feb/13 with Graham Boistelle
Hard steep ice pitch below the chimney, probably too early in the season.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/13 with Amanda, Alan
Chris Reid - 2013
captain - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12
working and wet, but very good
akhughes - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11
First V on 2nd, felt hard and steep in places
Sankey - 2nd - 21/Mar/11 with Simon Oxley, Adam Hughes
Lovely route especially with the direct finish. Just enough ice to make it not too scary but some exciting bits on the first two pitches....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Kiwi Steve
Great day, fantastic route! James led P1 & 3, I led P2. We then traversed over to the Direct Finish, which was very thin in place, but good fun.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 01/Mar/11 with James Kniffen
Captain Solo - AltLd - 26/Feb/11 with Ewan
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with mike freeman, brian fencil
Classic route. Lower pitches in good nick, got a bit thin high up, with poor gear/belays.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with richard white
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Rob Adie
adie84 - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 02/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/10
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Chris Harling
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/10
khawk - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with DT
datoon - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with K
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Thin ice and little gear, abbed off
farmus21 - 2nd dnf - Dec/09 with Ben Allsford, Tom Ripley
Started this in thick cloud and didn't realise we were even on this route until we'd bailed. It looked hard and was melting fast. Should have been 200m lower on Observatory Ridge!
steveP - AltLd dnf - 21/Mar/09 with Paul Rowlands
steeper than it looked... some hollow and rotten ice
alan wilson - AltLd - 17/Apr/08 with n smith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08
morsy - AltLd - 05/Apr/08 with gerhard mors
Good route but Val not feeling too good. She does ok though.
steveb2006 - Lead - 22/Mar/08 with Valerie Partington
First pitch i ran out 60m with no gear. Ice to thin for screws but ok to climb. scary.
Joe Nunn - AltLd - 15/Mar/08 with stevious
steev - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with Manjoe
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07
sgl - AltLd - 25/Mar/07 with Mike
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with kcr
mikecopp - AltLd - 25/Mar/07 with Sam Loveday
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/07
frost - AltLd - Jan/07 with D Garry
Wild day out ..blow off my feet more than once.
mux - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Simon Frost
Hidden - 2006
Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005
smac - AltLd O/S - Mar/03 with John Lynch, Colin Maclean
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/02
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/02
Hidden - Mar/99
Grezza - AltLd O/S - Mar/93 with Mick RIP
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/89