Heavy snow in Observatory Gully, good ice on the routecrowberry gully - 26/Apr/13 with Andy Nisbet
Good snow/ice for climbing..... not so great for taking ice screws though!
luckyjim - AltLd - 21/Apr/13 with D Helm
mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 19/Apr/13 with Mick Howie, Ken Applegate
Day of work. Great route, and in good condition. Cornice was vertical yet solid.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Apr/13 with Mick, Mick
Perfect ice and weather!
konacol - AltLd - 04/Apr/13 with Danny Doran
climber34neil - 12/Mar/13
Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Olly
Pitch 2 and short one up last gully and cornice.
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Jack
Did two approach pitches then binned it due to conditions and fatigue!!!
Andy Hewison - 2nd dnf - 06/Mar/13 with Pete Jackson, Mark Chadwick
machars - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Ben Sharp
Ben Sharp - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Graeme Barr
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13
dav_713 - 01/Mar/13 with Davie Scott
jamesturnbull - AltLd - Mar/13 with aiden
John Kettle - Lead - 28/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13
johniebriggs - AltLd - Feb/13 with Kat M
A little thin and melting fast, but enough ice. Should be still OK tomorrow.
rufus.duits - Solo - 10/Mar/12
Tim Sparrow - 14/Feb/12 with Ned
P1,3,4. cruddy snow ice made feet placements difficult and huge amounts of falling ice from party above. Better ice underneath crud.
jamiefoxen - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with bob foster
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12
guy757 - Lead - 28/Jan/12
Crusty ice but solid enough
andybrown114 - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with Guy Buckingham, Ade Mellor
mark88 - Lead - 24/Jan/12 with Alex Vaughan
vaughany - AltLd - 24/Jan/12 with mark patterson
Luke Brooks - AltLd - 12/Jan/12 with Konrad Doyle
abbeywall - AltLd - 27/Mar/11 with K, FM
Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Ice a little on the brittle side but easy to protect. Worth it for the belay on the summit cairn.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Florian Urban
bob johnson - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Donald King, Al Borrett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Rob Gray
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11
rob1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with martin haworth
Lead p2 at 50m managing to hog all the decent climbing, and also the top-out.
niallk - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Drew Connelly
jamesh - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Jim Unwin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11
AB1965 - Mar/11
With only one ice axe for the last 10 meters!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Rob Greenwood
I lead P1, P2+P3, Luke lead (P3+)P4. In condition. The quality of ice was not great and very few screws were trustable. The spindrift was horrendous... Topping out directly to the summit is a good feeling!
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with P Luke
Did in 3 pitches (60m ropes needed for this). Masa 1 and 2 me 3. When the mist briefly cleared on the second belay I found myself in one of the most spectacular positions I've ever been in.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with masa
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Tenko - 2011
Another superb route. Pity it wasn't a bit longer.
Ice was in pefect nick all the way to the scary cornice. Led the 1st and last pitch.
Belayed from the trig point as well then had lunch sunbathing on the summit.
Shame about the muppet on "Riders on the Storm"
Conan - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Philippa Reader, Loz
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - 2010
keith leonard - AltLd dnf - 2010
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Sam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09
Lovely wee route and my 1st gradeV ice route. Led the easier top pitch up the snow slope and icy step above to the cornice, outflanked on the right. Gorgeous blue sky day.
Sonya Mc - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with AndyN
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/09
gregor - Mar/09
More like IV,4 in late-season nick.
Jamie B - AltLd - Mar/09 with Rich Parker
gripped01 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Si Moore
J1PEF - AltLd - Mar/09
Led pitch 2, which was a fantastic ice pitch!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 20/Feb/09 with Dave Kirby
John Kettle - AltLd - 21/Apr/08
mgg - 2nd - 25/Mar/08
morsy - AltLd - 16/Mar/08 with gerhard mors
Very reachy moves but all within the grasp!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08 with Neil Silver
Charlie wp Hill - AltLd - 2008
stokesrees - AltLd - 07/Apr/07 with Joe Nunn
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/07
Did right-hand variation
decs - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Bart
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/07
Alec - AltLd - 31/Mar/07 with John and Pete
steev - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Gaz
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Steev
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/07 with Miguel Ciriza
We climbed the Right Hand Variation at about 5 V
reg_measures - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with claire salter
stu lead the hard pitches... was pretty scary stuff for 1st time on the ben/ 1st proper winter climb
Will_he_fall - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/07 with stu allinson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/07
lberry - 2nd - Feb/07
centurion05 - 2007
bandersnatch - Lead - Mar/06
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2006
sgl - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/05 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/05
Hidden - Lead - 2005
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/02
Gudge - AltLd O/S - Feb/02 with Gareth Hughes
theflyingpaddy - 2nd - Mar/00 with David Kerr
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000
Dave Almond - AltLd - 1999
Grezza - Lead - 1993 with JuJu
Hidden - Solo - 17/Feb/87
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Jan/87 with Mark Thompson
Lone Rider - Solo O/S - Jan/83