Good Friday Climb*** III
[Approach to Good Friday Climb, Ben Nevis, 2 kb]150m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Approach to Good Friday Climb, Ben Nevis © johnjb
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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

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

wupert - 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

Awesome!
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. fantastic middle ice pitch and the first n 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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/13

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12

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

Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/12

Tarquin - 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

nikkimac - Lead - 21/Nov/10 with Tom Jenkins

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

SOC meet. Also with Mark Ireland. Andy P led up trish and Alan. Classic conditions but a ery long day (12h).
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Mike Shields

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

easers - AltLd - Feb/06 with Doug Aitken

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

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

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

Guided
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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