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[Astral Highway (VI), Orion Face, Ben Nevis - approaching the first hard bit, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Astral Highway (VI), Orion Face, Ben Nevis - approaching the first hard bit © TonyM
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 29 (3.4%)
Followed2 of 29 (6.9%)
Alt Leads22 of 29 (75.9%)
Unknown4 of 29 (13.8%)

'Climbed'17 of 29 (58.6%)
clean O/S12 of 29 (41.4%)