Good Friday Climb*** III
[Good Friday Climb (III) - 19th Feb, 2 kb]150m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Good Friday Climb (III) - 19th Feb © BruceG
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A great day out,
paulh.0776 - 2nd - 10/Apr/15 with Ken Applegate

Everything was melting, this was plan D. Quite fun though
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Tim E

P1, P3. Like climbing a massive slush puppy :/.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with David

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Matt Box

Also with Matt and David. Still lots of ice but melting fast.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Rachel B

P2 and P4 (the cornice again). Matt and David K ahead. Verging on vertical slush puppy. Ice melting back from screws in belays, not good!! Great otherwise.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with James Hoyes

tomowen13 - AltLd - 03/Apr/15 with Ben Paske

BPaske - AltLd - 03/Apr/15 with Tom Owen

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/15

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 20/Mar/15

alex toomey - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with harry newmark

HarryNewmark - 2nd - 15/Mar/15 with Alex Toomey

There were two teams already on good friday so we climbed just next to it and more direct then the actual route. great finish to the day
Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Micki

Chose a more direct and fun line. Felt more like tech 4.
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Matt Harmon

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

Butler! - 2nd - Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

Excellent interesting conditions, mostly ice screw belays. Brilliant weather. With Dee.
RDE - 29/Dec/14

Rebs - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Rob

Got in there just before everything got warm around new years. Route was lean enough to provide interest throughout, but mostly on decent ice, some of the less steep sections seemed a bit hollow. Broke trail from the approach to point 5/observatory ridge area onwards to indicator wall and then up the route. Beautiful atmospheric day - light cloud around the crag a lot of the time but occasionally affording glimpses down onto Tower Ridge and out over the Great Glen.
R_W_M - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Rebs

SPD224 - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, William Day

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/14

Amazing conditions, with occasional bits of flying ice, and a nice ski off at the end
DAYWAC - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Amazing conditions, with occasional bits of flying ice, and a nice ski off at the end
DAYWAC - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

cottoneye - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/13

mhamiltonj - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Johanna

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/13

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Paul Rochford, rob slack

A lot of snow on pitch 1. With a very step and icy approach.
Roch - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Gordon Henderson, Rob Slack

picasso - 2nd - 17/Mar/13

joesmith - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/13

Ross Young - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Brad HWUMC

brad_tait - 2nd - 03/Mar/13

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

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Si Ashmore, Alex Messenger

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13

Cut on to the last pitch of Indicator Wall as the start was too thin but this provided a great route anyway.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Harry

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/13

matt.budge - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/13

Brilliant. Pitch one a little banked out with inconsistent snow, but after that brilliant ice and snow-ice. Led P1, P3 (crux) and the 'cornice' (barely there).
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Joe Barker

riven - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Matt Fuller

In good nick. Crux is in good condition. Finished up Indicator Wall Right-hand, which was very good, and meant using the highest belay in the UK!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 12/Jan/13 with Gary, Wes

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jan/13

In really good nick. Approach felt grand! Fantastic middle ice pitch and the first and third are intersting and atmospheric. Belayed last pitch on the trig point. Completely still and clear summit. Majestic day!
JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with matt king

Wesley Orvis - 2nd - 12/Jan/13

mrbird - 12/Jan/13

Dougbart - AltLd - 12/Jan/13 with david bird

Great weather, cloudy at first but cleared up for the summit. Lead P2 which was great fun
mattking_109 - AltLd - 12/Jan/13 with Jon DL

All pitches!
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/13 with Piers Newton

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/13 with Olly Roberts

Nice conditions, solid neve, ice pitch a bit thin but still great fun
dav_713 - 10/Jan/13

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

In fine condition small ice screws would help protect crux.
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/13 with Myself!

Hidden - 2013

Traversed right after the ice pitch of GF and finished by the upper groove of Indicator Wall, Right Hand, on good ice.
Studge - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/12

In reasonable nick. There was a thin section before the crux ice, but it was ok. Finished up Indicator Wall Right-hand, which was very good, and meant using the highest belay in the UK!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 07/Apr/12 with Jon, Roo

Just in nick, last ice climb of the season - on Good Friday!
nickdonohue - Lead - 06/Apr/12 with Ashley Hold

Nevis_Ben - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/12 with Olly Giles

Still complete with good ice on the second pitch.
Hannah Evans - 19/Mar/12 with Martyn Stott, Lena Brune

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12

Plenty of solid ice for climbing, but sometimes had to hunt to find enough of it for a full length ice screw to go in without hitting rock.
timday - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Martin

martinh13 - 2nd - 17/Mar/12

Great route
pete.hutchings - 2nd - 15/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 12/Mar/12

Great route, still in good condition.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 12/Mar/12 with Rusty

Good conditions. Will survive the warmer temperatures tomorrow.
rufus.duits - Solo - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - 07/Mar/12

GaryK - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/12 with Dan Bailey

Finished up the last pitch of indicator wall. Great day
Jimmy1976 - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/12 with Kenny

Scott Dunkley - 25/Feb/12 with Dom S, Scott A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12

4 pitches including the traverse into the start. Take a deadmean/stake or 2 for anchors as gear was sparse due to conditions. Nice route to the summit.
Pete23 - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with Davie

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Feb/12

Very good ice conditions, soloed to bottom of crux, then did in 2 pitches from there, great fun, nice to top out at the top!
radioshed - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Albert P, dave s

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Albert Palomer, Matt Craig

After Floris backed off Indicator wall, I lead the ice, very cool, a bit of an awkward step, ran out of screws, but good times. Not bad for Becky's first time on ice
JonBrown - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Becky, Floris

peter neden - AltLd - Feb/12

Deep powder initialy on 1st pitch. Ice on the whole was poor, good neve in places. Hardly any gear to be had, think we placed 6 pieces on whole route.Placements were chocked full and also burried. Double whamy!
vincentvega - AltLd - 28/Jan/12 with danny robb

APRS - AltLd - 21/Jan/12 with Matt Robinson

Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd - 21/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12

Jonny Fart-Pants - AltLd - 15/Jan/12 with Matt Harris

good snow ice on the way up the gully. I got the ice pitch which was plenty thick enough to take screws. Struggled to find a belay after though. Topped out as light was fading. All in all a great 1st day on the big hill.
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with J

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/12 with Taba

centurion05 - 2012

Guy Wilson - 2012

Phil Emerson - Lead - Dec/11

Headed for indicator wall which was very busy so had to move on to gfc which was in superb nick.
Ann S - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Scott Kirkhope-MIC aspirant

First pitch was steep. Very enjoyable route in a comfortable day.
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Amy Goodill

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/11

A long and exciting traverse round from Tower Scoop, I led the easy first pitch and Martin again the superb second pitch on brilliant ice, he also topped out...I didn't fancy a tussle with the ever so small cornice. Superb day out on The Big Hill.
John Holden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Martin Smith

Had to retreat because Steven got hit by ice on the arm.
crispy - AltLd dnf - 26/Mar/11 with Steven

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

after gettin' smashed by a footie sized lump of ice on the approach we figured we'd head over over here instead of spend anymore time in death alley.. great climbin' n awesome blue skys on top The first tan of 2011 :)
Timo Austino - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Nats

very busy
Pat-H - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Patrick

Fantastic day out, perfect weather, snow and ice in good condition.
DannyK - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with pep

nickhoward - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Gary Caswell

ruggystunts - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Nick

First time up into Observatory coire, awesome place, a little intimidating. Climb was excellent. Topped out just as light fading, so good value day!
manwithacam - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Mike M

Nice route. More frozen than Tower Scoop. Shame it only had one main pitch.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Philippa Reader, Loz

Our 3 route just to get off after not wanting to que for routes today. Nice climb though
ojp - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Andy

Good conditions and we climbed through the cloud line to a breathtaking view from the summit. One to remember.
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Klas, Josh

Nice route with good views etc, but took a while, belays/runners a bit scarce
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Ian

Brilliant day out with Jon and Darren
MattKnox - 2nd - 14/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

31770 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

gripped01 - AltLd - 14/Dec/10 with Dave Tait

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Nov/10

Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 21/Nov/10

Euan Strachan - 2nd O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Emily Tickle, Thom Smith

Hidden - Lead - 21/Nov/10

Did this in very lean condition - no ice! probably a bit harder than III for the mixed moves over a little chock stone maybe?
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Euan Strachan, Emily Tickle Edwards

Ice Spider - AltLd - 02/May/10 with Tony Barton

I 'led' the initial snow plod. Then Carmen got the nice ice pitch (steeper and more exposed than it looked). I then led to the top, with an exciting dig to get through the cornice, my last runner about 40m below me! Not sure if this was the normal line, as I emerged about 40m left of the trig point.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Carmen

Two screws is never a good idea for an ice route. Finished a but too far to the left and missed out on the heightest belay in the UK.
MPSBunny - AltLd - 04/Apr/10 with Stu Coxon

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 01/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

Gibson27 - AltLd - 2010

paulmck - 2010

ashpreston - 2010

First and third pitches. SMC guidebook appears to give different last pitches in text and diagram form.
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Jon Miles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/09

abbeywall - AltLd - 12/Apr/09

solo to traverse then roped up. used summit trig point as belay.highest belay in britain. superb!!!
gb83 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with masa

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - Apr/09

First summit of Ben Nevis and a really enjoyable climb (the 'Ping Piton')
Blurgy319 - 2nd - 19/Mar/09 with Ali Beer

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/09

benclimbing - Solo O/S - Mar/09

cracking route good ice!
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/09 with Manimal

Danny Crump - 2nd - 19/Feb/09 with Andy Nisbet

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

Ross McGibbon - 2009

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/08

suess - AltLd - 05/Apr/08

wykealpha - 2nd - 04/Apr/08 with Andy Jukes, Mike Lates

The ice pitch of P3 was great. After topping out at 7pm (-8degC) in white-out, we descended via Pony Track then to the CIC hut, where we had left out tent, arriving at 1:30am.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/08 with Claudia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/08

BruceG - 2nd - 19/Feb/08 with Alii

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/08

morsy - AltLd - 16/Feb/08 with gerhard mors

jonnie3430 - AltLd - 16/Feb/08 with Ewan

Excellent 2nd Pitch of ice shame about its popularity but not a lot of routes were in this weekend. 1st climb for over two years!!
icescrew - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with The Fox

John Kettle - Lead - 16/Feb/08

Richard Weller - 16/Feb/08 with Ruth Love

jimsrankin - AltLd - 03/Feb/08 with John

gregor - Feb/08

al99 - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with Al Benson

nmoysey - AltLd - Feb/08

Charlie wp Hill - AltLd - 2008

innes - 2008

mattdown - AltLd - 01/Apr/07 with James Osborn

Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Matt Down

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/07

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/07 with brian

tomhull - AltLd - Mar/07 with dave thornley

sadams - Lead - 23/Feb/07 with Eric Hildrew

dthomson - Lead - 10/Feb/07 with paul robinson, chris

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/07

With direct finish ..... ~IV
andyinglis - AltLd - 04/Feb/07 with neil adams

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007

Captain Solo - AltLd - 28/Dec/06 with Mark

Also climbed with Bart. Topped out in dark and storm - nice intro to scottish climbing !
Simon Palmer - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Katy Steen

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/06 with jez

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/06

Jez - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Maybe_Si

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 19/Feb/05 with Stevie Ireland

konacol - AltLd - 05/Feb/05 with Robert McMurray

decs - AltLd - Feb/05 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/05

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with LiamG

steveP - AltLd O/S - Apr/04 with Simon Ringrose

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/04

bms - AltLd - 20/Feb/04 with BCS

Ed Saint - Feb/04

niall_mac - AltLd - Apr/03 with am_bodach

five - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with JT

Very early start but still a bit dodgy...
Jamie B - Solo - 08/May/02

crowberry gully - 13/Apr/02 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - 2002

cem - 2nd - 13/Mar/00 with Andy M, Bruce G

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

frost - AltLd - Apr/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/98

jl - 2nd O/S - Jan/98 with CCMC

Hidden - Solo - 08/Feb/86

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