In 8 pitches, led evens. Started up the Directissima, which was hilariously thin for the most part. The crux on Astral is fantastic! Weather was absolutely savage once on the ridge, proper warfare.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/15 with John Crook
I lead the odd-number pitches, and Helen did the even ones, up to P8. The first ice wall in the pitch (P4) above the Basin did not touch the floor with brittle ice, so we climbed Epsilon Chimney for 10 metres and traversed in to the right to the ice proper from there. More like an underprotected VI/6 in today's conditions.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/15 with Helen R
Great day and cracking route. First route on the Orion Face. Happy considering no climbing for over a year :)
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/15
type 1 fun!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/15 with dave brigham
tjmillen - AltLd - 15/Mar/15
Orion Direct into the basin. Great route on a blue sky day.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Uisdean Hawthorn
Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Andy inglis
AGoodi - Mar/15 with Robin
Snow/ice pretty cruddy in places could do with a good freeze!!
luckyjim - AltLd - 30/Mar/14 with D Helm
Good climbing in a fantastic situation. My first route on Orion face, I shall be returning to explore the rest.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Ewan Lyons
One of the best climbs I've done on the mountain. Excellent conditions and weather and the whole face to ourselves. Started up Orion Direct for 2 pitches to the Basin then direct after that, a great way to finish an incredible season.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 19/Apr/13 with Gary
Ace conditions, loving every moment on lead. Some steep ice sections. Great fun! My first of the grade.
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Uisdean, Robin C
Uisdean hawthorn - 13/Apr/13 with Callum_Johnson
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13
Great route in a stupendous position and not that steep. Best of the Nevis routes for me so far.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Dave M
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with Fiona
centurion05 - 2012
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/11
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Started with the Orion Directissima to the basin. Some nice climbing. Felt soft for VI. Good alternative to the madness of crowds on Orion Direct!
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Stuart Kennedy
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with tris fox
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/10
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/08
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 19/Mar/08
sgl - AltLd - 31/Mar/07 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07
Classic route, takes a perfect line straight up the cliff, and with the option of adding on the fun bits of north east buttress, a great day out. Weather was absolutely perfect, sat on top for an hour enjoying life......
Chad123 - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with James Humble
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Miguel Ciriza
akhughes - AltLd O/S - Mar/07 with Steptoe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/05
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/88
Soloed up Orion Direct to get to start
Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 1986 with Dave Crowther