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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
cem - 2nd O/S - 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