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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Robin Smith Legacy, Summer Trip 2014, The Pinnacle.

Hidden 14/May AltLd
glenngordon 14/May AltLd O/S

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.

with Euan Fowler
olekemi 21/Mar AltLd O/S

Excellent. Swinging leads and some moving together.

with Lester S
alexm198 08/Mar AltLd O/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.

masa-alpin 08/Mar AltLd O/S

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.

with Alex M
rob1 ??/2014 -
stratandrew 13/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

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.

DPaul 21/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

rapped off 2nd pitch after prob with detached ice block-axes not sharp enough.

with R.Asher
Harry Holmes 17/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Kirill 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Good climbing, but couldn't find much protection. First pitch was practically a solo. Slightly more exciting then I would have liked.

mike.moss 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/13 Lead
bob johnson 12/Mar/13 -
with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
terrymccall 07/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with ian cragie
Ken Applegate 03/Mar/13 Lead

Route in great condition, with chewy ice and first time axe placements throughout. Crux is steep but has sinker hooks all the way.

with Bob, Al
luckyjim 03/Mar/13 AltLd
with D Helm
AB1965 03/Mar/13 -

With Ken Applegate and Bob - great route

Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/13 -
Jamie B 20/Feb/13 AltLd
with Graham Boistelle
Tubs 10/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Hard steep ice pitch below the chimney, probably too early in the season.

with Amanda, Alan
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
akhughes 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S

working and wet, but very good

Sankey 21/Mar/11 2nd

First V on 2nd, felt hard and steep in places

with Simon Oxley, Adam Hughes
Chad123 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

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....

with Kiwi Steve
Ken Applegate 01/Mar/11 AltLd

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.

with James Kniffen
Captain Solo 26/Feb/11 AltLd
with Ewan
Ginger McGrath 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with mike freeman, brian fencil
Martin Haworth 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Classic route. Lower pitches in good nick, got a bit thin high up, with poor gear/belays.

with richard white
Rob84 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Rob Adie
adie84 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 02/Apr/10 -
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Harling
Hidden ?/Mar/10 2nd
khawk 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with DT
datoon 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with K
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
farmus21 ?/Dec/09 2nd dnf

Thin ice and little gear, abbed off

with Ben Allsford, Tom Ripley
steveP 21/Mar/09 AltLd dnf

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!

alan wilson 17/Apr/08 AltLd

steeper than it looked... some hollow and rotten ice

with n smith
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
morsy 05/Apr/08 AltLd
with gerhard mors
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead
Joe Nunn 15/Mar/08 AltLd

First pitch i ran out 60m with no gear. Ice to thin for screws but ok to climb. scary.

with stevious
steev ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Manjoe
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
sgl 25/Mar/07 AltLd
with Mike
gaz.marshall 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with kcr
mikecopp 25/Mar/07 AltLd
with Sam Loveday
Hidden 23/Mar/07 AltLd
frost ?/Jan/07 AltLd
with D Garry
mux ??/2007 AltLd O/S

Wild day out ..blow off my feet more than once.

Hidden ??/2006 -
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
smac ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with John Lynch, Colin Maclean
Hidden 09/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/02 2nd
timbanton ?/Mar/99 -
Grezza ?/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Mick RIP
Hidden 03/Apr/89 AltLd
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