Zero Gully*** V 4
[Alone on The Ben - Zero Gully Soloer, 1 kb]300m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Alone on The Ben - Zero Gully Soloer © Paluchi
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This climb is in 191 logbooks, and on 83 wishlists.

Hidden - 08/Apr/15

Climbed in waterfall conditions, water gushing out of screws like a tap. 3 pitches then moved together for the rest, belays no worse than on most other ice routes. Soft touch for V.
JackM92 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15

DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 14/Mar/15 with Rod Strachan

A great route - never read the route description beforehand but just follow your nose! Surprised that it hardly has any ascents these days. Belays not great but ok.
Rod Strachan - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Dave Atkinson

greglad - Mar/15

tumbling wizard - AltLd O/S - Mar/15 with andrew marshall

Fantastic and long route- steep all the way, with no flat stances even on the easy top pitches. Took steeper right-hand pitch on fat ice at the start. A bit slow as a rusty threesome so topped out as it was dark.
JasonK - AltLd - 15/Feb/15 with Neil Redgrave

Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/15

Fantastic, unhooked out ice, no one else around and first time placements!
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/15 with Tony

Climbed with Alastair Begley. Climb in good nick - surprisingly we were the only folk on it. Long route - 9 pitches - pitch 2 the crux and eases off after first 3 or 4 pitches. Ice screw belays throughout, with the occasional wire placement. White out on top - so careful nav to number 4 needed.
gazzagabb - AltLd - 13/Feb/15

Good ice, pitched the first half, then climbed the second half together.
jshields - AltLd - 09/Feb/15 with Mike Lea

Drew M - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Fred Lyon

rob16 - AltLd - 04/Feb/15 with Matt Brook

Moved together throughout. Good conditions. Amazing weather.
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Uisdean

Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Callum_Johnson

kenneM - AltLd - 24/Mar/14 with Carl Davies

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/14

lead first two pitches with very poor protection, grate climb though
Dougbart - AltLd - 11/Mar/14 with Iain

Hidden - 2014

prcleary - 2014 with Chris

First pitch a bit soft but after that in good nick. Windy with plenty spindrift, winter still alive and kicking.
gst - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Al Walker

Part of a 3-route solo link-up -
Neil Adams - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/13

elliptic - Solo rpt - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/13

Scotsken - 06/Apr/13 with Jonno

In great condition-blue skies
Nick Clement - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with mandy clement

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13

Brucemacrosson - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Simon Opit

Led 3 and 6 out to top, moving together with gear for the last 100m.
abbeywall - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with K, FM

manwithacam - AltLd - 13/Mar/13 with Dom

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/13

Hidden - 04/Mar/13

dav_713 - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with Davie Scott

morsy - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with peter berwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13

jev - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ruslan

Pete23 - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Stephen Mors

jamesturnbull - AltLd - Mar/13 with aiden

good condition and no one else on it too good an opportunity to miss!
luckyjim - Solo - 26/Feb/13

in easy condition. lot of crap being knocked down by parties above wouldnt reccomnd if folk over left.
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Myself!

Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Ralph

Massive. Took screws all the way up this time as opposed to not at all last time. In easy IV nick.
Tubs - AltLd rpt - 24/Feb/13 with Alan, Dave M

machars - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13

khawk - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with DT

gregor - 22/Feb/13

peter neden - Lead - 22/Feb/13

Third time for me, first back in the sebventies. Very good nick and weather. Did the right hand finish to first pitch.
John Workman - Lead - 22/Feb/13 with Apprentice

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with Susan

Good conditions. Ice was bad for screws but axe placements were very good. Quite run out, belays were not great either. Very good route though, atmospheric and long, 6-7 hours. Started late and got back to the car really late.
Oihularia - AltLd - 02/Feb/13

An excellent route, and my first winter climb with a 'big mountain' feel! Conditions were good - great ice for tools and crampons for the most part, but not so great for screws :s I led a short pitch at the start, then the traverse and subsequent steep section, then two of the four easy pitches up to the top. (Really we should have soloed these - easy ground and no real pro or belays.)
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with David Martinez

tim20 - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

Chris Reid - 2013

Tim Sparrow - 13/Feb/12 with Ned

eight hours on route, last 2 in darkness. Glad to find summit shelter and cairns off top. It was a big day.
manwithacam - AltLd - 12/Feb/12 with Mike and Vic

perfect weather, fantastic route, amazing day!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/12 with kevin mcgrath

Good route with lots of spindrift. A quiet day on the Ben.
Ice Nine - 01/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

luckyjim - 2012 with J McLeod

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - AltLd β - 2012

mark88 - AltLd - 25/Mar/11 with Joey Durkin

No problem finding decent runners but belays where a bit trickier to find.
joeydurkin - AltLd - 25/Mar/11 with Mark P

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

t_stork - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Rory Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

mikeyjbs - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with mike moss

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

TeeBee - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

Spindrift avalanches all the way up the first pitch. Few decent runners. A bit soft and a few days proper freeze would firm it up a bit more but still an excellent route.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Alex Holt

A bit melty, but the belays were actually pretty good and not too much spindrift.
Pete Graham - AltLd - 26/Feb/11 with Malcolm Scott

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11

Last climbed with Steve 26 years ago (almost to the day). Turned out to be a superb day in the end. Steve still going well even though he is 54 and 7 years older than me! he led the two hardest pitches, me not having done anything as serious as this for over 20 years!
Gezzer - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Steve Burns

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/11

Jen Crook - 2nd - 27/Jan/11 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/11

Didn't place a single runner in the four pitches I lead. Crux second pitch was reasonably well protected though.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Harry Holmes

Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with liam ingram

Gearless wonder. Saw someone got 14 runners in! Think we prob had 10 :(
MonkeyDawson - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Bob Foster

tjmillen - Lead - 22/Jan/11 with vicky

adie84 - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

luckyjim - AltLd - 2011 with D Helm

Hidden - 2011

Bomber neve, great climb to finish winter on! 14 runners in 300m of climbing...
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Pete Nellist

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/10

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Flash

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/10

Jules C - 30/Mar/10

Great situation!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 21/Mar/10 with Scott Kirkhope

Lots of Spindrft and falling ice!
DuncanR - AltLd - 21/Mar/10 with Scott Mckenzie

Plan B after Ewan was struck down by the dreaded lurgi. Excellent snow ice with only a couple of tech 4 moves, continued interest to the top.
Captain Solo - Solo - 21/Mar/10

Total Epic!
edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Pete Davis, kitty duncan

John Roe - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Dan Caroll, Rusty Bale

Excellent neve
robinsi197 - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with Lewis, Nick

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Christian Minett, John Sealey

Good ice for three pitches then snow for the rest, occasional steps. Ate lots of spindrift. The ice on the crux move (from lower ramp to upper ramp) was hacked out but enough remained to work with. A nearby climber's (Tim) advice kept me on route.
Limestone-Lad - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/10

Simply outstanding!
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/10 with Ron Dempster

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/09

Tough lean conditions, first pitch unprotectable....scarey!!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 20/Mar/09 with Bridget

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/09

A great line but felt extremely intimidating with no gear or belays to speak of.
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Dave Latimer

Hidden - Mar/09

jon22 - Lead - 09/Feb/09 with The Bad Cough


Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/08

akhughes - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Steptoe

ewen - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/08 with the kettle

John Kettle - AltLd - 23/Mar/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with rich howels

thebigeasy - AltLd - Mar/08 with Nicos

BenTiffin - AltLd - Feb/08 with Bob Currie, Dan Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/08

Charlie wp Hill - Lead - 2008

Easy conditions (~IV,4), ice screw belays.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Henning

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07

RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with jonnyb

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Mike

mikecopp - AltLd - 31/Mar/07 with Gaz Marshall

Brown - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Redge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with mark mosgrove

Great day and 50th anniversary of first ascent. Thin in lower section but good ice higher.
Spade - AltLd - 18/Feb/07 with Andy G and Ewan F

alan wilson - 2007

reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 2007 with dave brown

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2006

DaleB - 2006 with GD

sgl - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/05 with Konnie

seanyt - AltLd - 06/Feb/05

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

great spring conditions
a_hein - Solo - 2005

2nd pitch was really interesting, linking blobs of snow-ice. About 40m to the first runner (!) but found good belay peg in rock rib on left.
nickdonohue - AltLd - 22/Feb/03 with Mark McCarthy

konacol - AltLd - 13/Apr/02 with Robert McMurray

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 22/Feb/02 with Karl Atherton

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/01

Andrew Sloan - Mar/01 with Steve Grove

Hidden - 2000

Smith42 - AltLd - 2000

plain kitten - Lead - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead - Mar/99

cragmanuk - 1998 with Ian Lamb

frank ramsay - Solo - Mar/96

cornishmackem - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/93 with Tim Bantam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/93

Hidden - Mar/93

Grezza - 1993

mark-abz - AltLd - Mar/92 with Simon K

Marti999 - AltLd - 1992

Hidden - Solo - 03/Apr/90

Hidden - 1990

GaryK - AltLd O/S - Mar/87 with 2BA

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/87

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/87

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/86

scree - Solo - Feb/86

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/86

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/85

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Feb/85 with tim p

mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - 1984 with Colin Gourley

Gezzer - AltLd - 1984 with Max Rock

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/83

Lone Rider - Solo - Jan/83

Lone Rider - AltLd - 30/Jan/82 with Chris Rice

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 02/Feb/80 with Lesley Kirkwood

Chris Craggs - 2nd - Feb/79 with Falco Reche

Perfect conditions, sunny day, no wind or spindrift, 1 hour bottom to top.
The Bronze - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/79

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