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[Good Friday Climb from Tower Scoop, 3 kb]75m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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jamesh - 2nd - 28/Mar/14 with Jim Unwin

Brucemacrosson - Solo - 05/Apr/13

mzchambers - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Ben G

Ben Sharp - Solo - 11/Mar/13

Hidden - 06/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13

al jackson - Lead - Mar/13

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Paul Scott, Mel Michon

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 16/Feb/13 with frazzy4

Led both pitches. Very thin. Rested on a screw at the top of the final vertical ice section.
James_L88 - Lead dog - 21/Jan/13 with Wyn Jones

mwatson - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13

ewen75 - Solo O/S - 2013

Andrew Holden - Solo - 2013

captain - 2013

On the way to check if Smiths was in. It wasn't.
JRae - 2nd - 31/Dec/12 with Ben Silvestre, M Watson

ross brinson - Solo - 21/Dec/12 with Chris Clifford, Thomas Moore

Sporting! Thin new ice with some new neve, mixed with old slightly detached ice and good old neve with a helping of fresh crud!
Northern Mountain Monkey - 04/Apr/12

Climbed in a three. Oceanic led both pitches, I was "bottom-feeder". Very soft and thin, plenty of icefall even though we made a very early start (finishing the route about 10am). Good for practicing "delicate" techniques!
Blue Straggler - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Started up the first pitch at 7am in the morning. Was glad of the early start as everything started to fall down later that day.
Oceanic - 24/Mar/12

Backed off the mixed bit at the end of P1.
John Holden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Pete Sowerby, Martin Smith

Sally Hudson - 2nd - 23/Mar/12 with Alan Halewood

Large hole at top of first pitch.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 21/Mar/12 with Phil, John

Great ice, continued up Upper Tower Cascade Left
Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Mar/12 with Simon, Tim

luckyjim - Solo - 18/Mar/12

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Ben Turton, Nicky Hey

Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Mark Chadwick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12

JimH - 2nd - 17/Mar/12

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 17/Mar/12 with Brendan Lavery

Led 1st pitch again in better style than the last time. Led up to just below top ice pitch with ice screw belay. Top pitch quite featured. Busy day.
climberuk - AltLd β - 17/Mar/12 with Drew, Nina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12

did first pitch. held up by another team. weather horrible so abbed off and walked out.
nicjbuk - Lead dnf - 10/Mar/12 with ross nicol esq

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/12

Blurgy319 - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/12

joeydurkin - Lead - 06/Mar/12

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/12 with Huw

One 60m pitch on way to smith's. Good ice and nice wee steep bit to finish.
machars - Lead - 04/Mar/12 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/12

thomb - AltLd - 02/Mar/12

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 02/Mar/12 with Tom Blight, Joe Bellows

alifin - 2nd - 01/Mar/12

mishtu - 2nd - 29/Feb/12

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Mike Pescod

Crackin wee route
Owain - AltLd - 25/Feb/12 with Paul Reilly

Andy led P1. I led P2. Just above freezing so v wet. Plenty of ice in the scoop but going sugary on the surface. Several V threads left in at the belays was a huge help. Great fun on a day when not much was in and everyone else seemed to be giving up!
Freddie 1 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Andyh83

Good ice. Got to base of Smith's route, but bailed in order to get back in time to watch Wales beat England
Cardi - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Mike Wild

Andyh83 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Matt

lead p2
Tom Campbell - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/12

mark88 - Lead - 18/Feb/12 with Rona McIntosh

peter fetlar - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/12 with luke kenny, stewart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/12

gordon henderson - Lead - 18/Feb/12 with MRT

texuspete - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with Ben Robotham

TeeBee - AltLd - 13/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12

williamsd79 - 2nd - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/12

luckyjim - AltLd - 29/Jan/12 with D Helm

Great climb. I lead the first pitch and paddy the second. my legs refused to work after the first pitch. which wasnt ideal!
jimhall - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Paddy

Jim led the first pitch and I had an unexpected first ice lead for the second pitch, good route felt hard for the grade
pclark - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with jimhall

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/12

climbed on the way to smith's. led one big 60m pitch then moved together till i reached the top and belayed off a couple of buried axes. good fun route at the grade.
James S - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/12 with sam

Pat-H - Lead - 16/Jan/12 with eve

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jan/12

Good ice all the way and belayed off a buried axe on the snow slope above, which was starting to pile up with snow. Be careful.
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Guy Buckingham

Great warm up for indicator wall (though involved quite a traverse to link them up! Smith's would be more logical link) Tough for grade III today, more like IV at the top, good though, two distinct pitches. Hard to find a belay on the snow-slope above, be warned.....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Sophie B

sophiecb - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with Chad

guy757 - 14/Jan/12

david100 - 2nd - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jan/12

Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - Jan/12

mishtu - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

centurion05 - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Guy Wilson - 2012

mark88 - 2nd - 03/Apr/11 with Alex Vaughan

vaughany - Lead - 03/Apr/11 with mark patterson

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/11

Pretty good condition. Amy's first lead on ice.
jamestheyip - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Amy Goodill

hey went right at the top which was good fun and way way way steeper than left which is for sissy's - word
Timo Austino - 26/Mar/11 with Nats

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Chris Drinkwater, Malcolm rr

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/11

Me P1 and Martin the harder P2. Excellent plastic ice, good screws.
John Holden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Martin Smith

With Chris Pope. CIC Hut weekend.
MartF - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/11

bob johnson - AltLd - 07/Mar/11 with Al Borrett

Tarquin - Lead - 07/Mar/11

Sally Hudson - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Mike Scott

nickhoward - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Gary Caswell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

ruggystunts - AltLd - 06/Mar/11 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

As approach route to Smith's. Good value for the grade
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Rob Gray

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with shaun dance

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with martin haworth

nice fat ice, dinner plating a bit, couldn't find any tech 4 though, but definately sustained
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Kenny

In great nic on beautiful sunny day.
ksneds - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with stevo

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

rcammack - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Harry Holmes

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Robbie Cammack

steven - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Dave Ryder

alifin - 2nd - 03/Mar/11 with Guide (Donald King) + Aidan Roe

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/11

AB1965 - Mar/11

gripped01 - AltLd - Mar/11 with Dave Tait

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/11

constant cascade of spindrift but really good nonetheless
Tom Redmond - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with mike watson

Mmmm... spindrift. Fat ice though.
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Crazy Tom, Lisa Witty

Still not refrozen after the thaw but good climbing still throughout
Conan - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Philippa Reader, Loz

Done in 3 pitches (middle pitch just a snow plod). I led pitch 1 through an awkward corner on water ice. Difficult but enjoyed it. Drew led top pitch.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/11 with Drew

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with peter metcalfe

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Cath Sullivan, Shaw Brown

carl_123 - 2nd rpt - 28/Jan/11

Plan B after bauiling off Observatory Ridge
robinsi197 - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with Bryn

yellow - 2nd - 21/Jan/11

Spence22 - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/11 with Carl

gee-whizz - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/11 with Tel-goatman, spike sellers

Toe bail popped off at the top which was a little scary...
buzby78 - Solo - 01/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Tenko - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/10

In very good nick!
jamestheyip - Solo O/S - 02/May/10 with Peter

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Excellent ice, which came as a surprise given the mild conditions. I led the first pitch as it looked harder, C led the second which turned out to be the crux - that'll learn her!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Carmen

Did it in two pitchs (plus a little cheeky middle one by Stu) before abseiling back down the route with a pair who did the same route.
MPSBunny - AltLd - 07/Apr/10 with Stu Coxon

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/10

Good ice, bit thin in places. Final pitch was more like IV. Cracking route.
ckmoffat - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Sam, Graeme

Climbed with Dan. Scarey and tres cold.
NatD - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10

suess - AltLd - 07/Mar/10

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/10

Rick Ashton - Lead - Mar/10 with James King

yellow - 2nd - Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10

First climb climbing on the Ben! Inspiring place!
benrh09 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/10 with Rob Lay

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

alancash100 - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09

First pitch, second pitch hard for grade three
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Jon Miles

Including an incident!
Captain Solo - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/09 with Ewan

Will led first pitch. I led and brought Will up to belay under top pitch, then led through. Pretty good ice, bit wet. Matt did it in 2 pitches
lithos - AltLd - 12/Apr/09 with matt hobby

Very nice route on thick, chewy (but wet) ice. I led the first pitch which was on easy angled and very amenable ice. Rob led the second which finished up a steep short step - certainly felt steep for grade III.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Matt and Rob

Tim Sparrow - Solo - Apr/09

First winter lead. Excellent Ice all the way up the route. Not very nice conditions at top of route. Finished up Tower Gully after a plod up a scary snow slope!
nathan_kelly - Lead - 28/Mar/09 with Jimmy Coates.

Led top pitch direct up some steeper ice
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 20/Mar/09 with Andy Wardle

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/09

suess - AltLd - 05/Mar/09

gripped01 - Lead rpt - Mar/09 with Colin Macalinden, Trail Magazine, Stu Quinn, Si Moore, Alex Tomczynski

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/09

first proper winter lead,steep 2nd pitch great wee route
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/09 with David pillok

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/09

Hard water ice all the way with very little soft stuff generally. Top section near vertical, presume not banked out very much / lean. Felt hard for III.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Thomas Smith, Neil Redgrave

Neil lead
thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd - 15/Feb/09 with Neil Redgrave, Stuart Reeves

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jan/09

Becky E - 2nd - 03/Jan/09 with Phil Lee

stevepotter - Lead - 02/Jan/09 with steve taylor

mgeek - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/09 with Neill Busby

jimsrankin - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with Al

Ross McGibbon - 2009

kingjam - 2nd - 2009

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08

HamishD - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with chris burn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/08

Mike Parker - AltLd - 28/Dec/08 with Dan Parker & James Ayre

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/08

good climbing, with nice steep finish on slightly rotten ice.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/08

Soloed along side Mark and Warren.
scottbecker - Solo - 22/Apr/08 with Mark Jarvie, Andrew Warren

mgg - 20/Apr/08 with SD

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/08

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Andy

Two pitches of nice ice, pretty easy going.
andymoin - AltLd - 19/Apr/08 with Neil Mackenzie

Gustav - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Matt G

A good route. Think it gets a grade III for it's short length relative to other routes on the Ben rather than the steepness of the ground. Spindrift and fresh snowfall moving in with strong winds later on in the day was a shame. Reckon ascending this route then descending down into the gully isn't suitable for beginners since the descent - a traverse then descent - is down a fairly steep snow slope - think if I did it again I'd continue to the top by one of the routes above. No bomb-proof belay at the top of the route either - just doing the best you can on a snow slope - icefall further up though. Looked at point 5 but reckoned it looked climbable but not easily protectable. Big avalanche risk building on Sunday night!
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/08

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Jeanie

Captain Solo - 2nd rpt - 14/Mar/08 with Gary

Also with Dan Callaghan. The ice was in good condition but we were worried about the descent, with a high avalanche risk in the gullies, so we backed off. Looks good, must go back another time.
Howard J - 02/Mar/08 with Dan Callaghan, Robin Illingworth

Hidden - Mar/08

luckyjim - AltLd - Mar/08 with C Hossack

Conditions were quite lean meaning the 2nd pitch was pretty steep towards the top. Can't remember the last time I used an ice-axe, bucket seat and waist belay in anger!
Gman - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Carl

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

Karlos - AltLd - 18/Feb/08 with Mark B

chalk monster - AltLd - 18/Feb/08 with Karl

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with David Lowell

newvena - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with macker, dean & andy

Captain Solo - Solo - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/08

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/08 with Burnsie

Ken Applegate - Lead - 14/Feb/08 with Hannah Evans

Hannah Evans - 2nd - 14/Feb/08 with Ken Applegate

al99 - AltLd - Feb/08 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with Al Benson

smac - 2008

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Tim Blakemore

Charlie wp Hill - AltLd - 2008

1st pitch felt quite exciting at grade III (still right a the grade though).
steev - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Fran

hard water ice for the first 20 yards, leading to softer ice, more yielding to blunt picks!
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/07 with IainMunro

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/07

suess - AltLd - 01/Apr/07

Decided it was nearer IV under conditions we experienced, no build up just ice.
JDSwain - 19/Feb/07 with Andy Nisbet

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/07

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with Ru Capleton

alan wilson - 2007

Hidden - 2007

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Rob Pitt - 2007 with Helen Pitt

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/06

reg_measures - Lead O/S - Jan/06 with beth, claire

Hidden - 2006

frost - Solo - Mar/05 with D Garry N Griffiths

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05

Yourlead - 2nd - 30/Jan/05 with Graham Penny

Felt hard for a III
George Ormerod - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/04 with Roger

icescrew - AltLd - Mar/04 with The Fox

tom.e - 2nd dnf - Feb/04 with Charlie Everett

michaelb1 - Lead - Feb/04

niall_mac - AltLd - Apr/03 with am_bodach

crowberry gully - 13/Apr/02 with Ross McGibbon

Jamie B - Lead - Apr/02 with Charlie Stanniforth

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Mar/02

MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - Feb/02 with Richard Bentley

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 15/Apr/00 with James, Dave, Simon

Guided.
cem - 2nd - 13/Mar/00 with Andy M, Bruce G

Hidden - Mar/00

akhughes - 2000

Backed off second pitch
Marq - AltLd O/S - Dec/99 with Rich Cole, Martin P

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/99

Dave Almond - Solo - 1999

Hidden - 01/Mar/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/98

Avalanche city!
MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Richard Bentley

Louis Hume - Lead - 1998 with Mustillos

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/97

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/97

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Solo - Feb/96

JiveWeasel - 2nd - May/95 with Al H and TP

Hidden - Lead - Jan/89

wild day.
David Smith - Lead - Feb/87 with Andy Bennett, Brian barker

Mark Kemball - Solo - 29/Mar/84

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 17/Mar/81 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

White-out and much spindrift. Retreated down Tower Gully afterwards.
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/77 with Ian Roberts

Hidden - 1975

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Style of ascent

Soloed23 of 258 (8.9%)
Lead43 of 258 (16.7%)
Followed53 of 258 (20.5%)
Alt Leads106 of 258 (41.1%)
Unknown33 of 258 (12.8%)

'Climbed'146 of 258 (56.6%)
clean O/S99 of 258 (38.4%)
clean β1 of 258 (0.4%)
clean rpt9 of 258 (3.5%)
dogged1 of 258 (0.4%)
dnf2 of 258 (0.8%)