Tower Ridge*** IV 3
[Tower Ridge, 2 kb]800m. Almost certainly the finest winter climb in the UK available to weekend warriors, and certainly the longest. Tower ridge continues to fascinate and compel, with a magnificent mix of wall, ridge, and traverse lines taking the boldest classic alpine route almost to the very summit of Britain's highest mountain. The two crux pitches, the eastern traverse and the Tower Gap are formidable obstacles in any conditions, and many a party has been benighted attempting to solve their mysteries. On a ridge like this, route finding should be obvious, but in poor weather it can be a nightmare.
J.N.Collie, G.A.Sollie, J.Collier 30/Mar/1894

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Ben Nevis Ridges, Mountaineering in Scotland: in the footsteps of WH Murray, 3 star Scottish winter, MUMC Ticklist.

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Full winter conditions in May!
Joewearne - 2nd O/S - 29/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/15

nicjbuk - AltLd - 19/Apr/15 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

Stunning weather and 'alpine' conditions - can't claim a proper winter ascent with dry rock interspersed with snow and ice sections, but a cracking day out nonetheless.
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Mel

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/15

tallpaulselfridge - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with John dale

John Dale - AltLd - 08/Apr/15 with Paul Selfridge

Spring conditions. Lots of falling ice elsewhere.
MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Shona

Little AndyH - AltLd - 04/Apr/15

Lead intial climb out of the gully, Eastern Traverse and The Gap. Moved together on short rope for the rest.
Calum3610 - AltLd - 04/Apr/15

Retreated back down the ridge from the Great Tower.
WhipperSnapper - Solo dnf - 02/Apr/15

Drier conditions made it quite different from the last time.
wilkinscl - AltLd - 02/Apr/15 with Edward shelly

A fresh covering of snow made it harder to move quickly and find gear, but good neve underneath. Climbed as 2 pairs with Steven Carter and James and Henry Smith. Some absorbing pitches - never harder than III but no time to faff around! No other parties on the ridge and some atmospheric weather conditions led to a memorable day. 12 hours from N Face carpark and back.
gazzagabb - Lead - 24/Mar/15

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/15

jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/15

Robertgiddy - Lead - 21/Mar/15

Nicely easy. Beautiful date. Blue sky. Climbed in shirts... crazy..
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Alex Desborough

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/15

sann1458 - AltLd - 21/Mar/15 with Brightwell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/15

Not in winter condition today - raining on the summit and the route was essentially a wet scramble with a bit of snow here and there, so we down climbed from the Little Tower and saved it for a proper winter day.
Rob84 - AltLd dnf - 20/Mar/15

Good conditions.
andymcronald - 18/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/15

Spectacular day. Icy without significant powder made certain sections trickier.
alex_140 - 2nd - 18/Mar/15 with Adam Archibald

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/15

Finished up Tower Ridge from Italian Climb Right Hand.
Paul Figg - 15/Mar/15 with Andy Brown

Absolutely beautiful conditions, only ones on the route. Feel very lucky!
FreddieSmith - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Danny Grifths

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15

Lovely day.
arose - Lead - 14/Mar/15 with Clients

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Catrin Nichols

Hidden - 14/Mar/15

What a day! Perfect weather and perfect conditions. 3 SUMC parties on the route, all made it to the top and hung around on the summit for ages. Descended CMD.
Euan Todd - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Hugh Simons

Very special day. Perfect conditions and lovely weather.
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Euan Todd

calumhicks - 14/Mar/15 with Adam Harris

Awesome day!
catrin289 - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Liam Ingram

Paul led the pitches exiting Douglas Gap, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. I led the final easy summit pitch. Otherwise followed Paul alpine-style.
nclarey - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/15

Hidden - 10/Mar/15

Backed off as climb was taking too long - lots of powdered snow + heavily verglassed rock led to pitching most of it out. A long day morphed into a really, really long day.
PanzerHanzler - AltLd dnf - 10/Mar/15 with Simon

A Great Mountaineering Day in Winter.
Will Jerram - 2nd β - 10/Mar/15

Andrew Holden - Lead - 08/Mar/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/15

mark-abz - 2nd - 04/Mar/15 with Michael B, Matt S

gavmac - 27/Feb/15

flat eric - AltLd dnf - 27/Feb/15 with Jacob K

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/15

From just below the Eastern Traverse, after climbing Italian Right Hand.
Finn Curry - 2nd - 14/Feb/15 with Paul Warnock

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Simon Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15

JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/15 with Kate, Ollie

guy757 - 10/Feb/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/15

great conditions throughout,
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15

HarryNewmark - AltLd - 07/Feb/15 with Jake Dowell

Hidden - 07/Feb/15

Stunning day. Lots of great neve.
arose - Lead - 02/Feb/15 with Clients

Liam Watson - AltLd - Feb/15

Descended after ascent of the Great Chimney
phil64 - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/15 with dan Butler

Missed Fallen-block Chimney after Eastern Traverse.
cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Dave Keogh

davkeo - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Cearbhall Daly

Tom Cox - AltLd - 17/Jan/15

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/15

Quality conditions till about 5,then the weather came in. Close to the first tower,we couldn't move,long story short,rescued at 7 in the morning by helicopter
Dingchav - Solo dnf - 17/Jan/15 with dtbrad

kivell - Lead - 04/Jan/15 with will king, steve kivell

with Carl quite powdery low down with little build up in general. good neve from start of eastern traverse. nice to have it to ourselves.
alasdair19 - 2015

Hidden - 2015

plain kitten - 2015

sebbi30 - AltLd - 30/Dec/14 with iain howie, stewart miller

2 hours.
Pohil - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14

Benighted, topped out at 4am :)
MightyStew - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Iain Howie, Sebastian Costa

Amazing route, were benighted and reached the plateau 4am!
HaddRoots - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with sebastian costa

Epic day out. Long waits at belays which led to us being benighted. We tried to descend after the eastern traverse due to the time but visibility was poor and the descent route was uncertain therefore we decided to continue. I led the great tower pitch with a head torch and Pete led tower gap. We led the ropes up for another group of 3 climbers to follow us. Topped out around 3 am and then walked back to the CIC hut. Additionally I led onto the little tower and the top out. Pete led the eastern traverse and the first chimney. Crux sections seemed to be the gap and the pitch up the great tower. A long but overall fun day/night out.
gavinpeach - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Dave Gillen, Pete Cuthil

Powdery and hard as conditions weren't the best
Andrew will wilson - 28/Dec/14

5 hours door to door.
MonkeyDawson - Solo - 25/Dec/14

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 25/Dec/14 with Bex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/14

ianjdodd - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14

kev - Solo - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/14

lots of snow gone since last week, almost in summer condition apart from last pitch.
nicjbuk - AltLd - 25/Apr/14 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

elliptic - Lead - 20/Apr/14 with Stewart

joeydurkin - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Ed, Russ

nicjbuk - AltLd - 18/Apr/14 with ross nicol esq

tim exley - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with freddie waters

Hidden - 02/Apr/14

clams - AltLd - Apr/14 with Toby

Awesome spontaneous trip to Scotland.
TomatoPro - 2nd - Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd β - 31/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/14

Amazing! 13 hours cic hut to cic hut !
bantamdave - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/14 with Swifty

Gazlynn - 31/Mar/14 with Andy Giff

With Lancs CC. Pitch out of Douglas Gap dry, and lots of slushy snow all the way
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/14

Done after Vanishing Gully
tallpaulselfridge - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Douglas Bartholomew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14

with Vanishing gully, grate day!
Dougbart - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with paul selfrige

V11 - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

tc7118 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 29/Mar/14 with Jamie

alpine style bar traverse and gap
David86 - 2nd - 29/Mar/14 with james davis

Pitched 4 pitches mainly towards the end, moved together for the rest. First winter climb!
Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/14 with Bryan Clary

Harry Holmes - Solo rpt - 26/Mar/14

Led all pitches. Banked out with gear being hard won. Easy climbing but expect a long day.
Cameron94 - Lead - 26/Mar/14

Lead some sections, Simon leading trickier parts.
Andy27 - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Simon Gee

incorporated 1934 Route as an alternative start. moved together for much of the route.
Piers Harley - 26/Mar/14 with Carl

colenn - 24/Mar/14 with Liam Brophy, Rob Noone

Started up SW ridge of douglas boulder. 4 hrs from CIC to the top.
liamo333 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/14 with colenn, Rob Noone

rob87n - 24/Mar/14 with Colm ennis, Liam Brophy

Clear bright day. Horrendos wind and spindrift. Tottering snow crests. Tough. Led first chimney, E trav & Twr Gap and other pitches. some moving together.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Jim Symon

Amazing sunny day - everywhere else! On tower ridge we were intermittently blasted with spindrift from very gusty winds. The route is excellent, some tricky short moves and a variety of challenges but never desperate. The biggest challenge was the queuing before each of the tricky bits. Started at 7.30am, got to plateau at 8pm. 3 hours spent waiting! Got in a tangle as we belayed on the top of the block in the gap and everyone climbed past - ropes were caught and I couldn't climb out the other side as was being dragged down. Think we should have started from CIC at 6am.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Manchester Climbing Club

Clear but very windy. Slow party at tower gap and getting dark so climbed into gap then exited by a variation to the left. Made a change as had previously done the normal exit when doing Glovers chimney. Descent via glissading down red burn - tons of avalnache debris present. Managed to grab a lift down from upper car park to NF car park. Great day.
mattking_109 - AltLd - 24/Mar/14 with Simon D

Moved together most of the way. Swimming through powder to start then good ice and neve higher up. Felt like the alps with the stunning virgin snow ridges!
machars - Lead - 23/Mar/14 with Bjorn Verduijn

malteserEd - 2nd - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14

Busy day with some queuing at the belays. Moved together most of the way. Lots of powder to start, some ice on route and good neve high up after tower gap. Interesting moves straddling the arÍte down to tower gap. Amazing day in alpine conditions.
Andy Hewison - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14

Fantastic route. Had three lengthy waits but was almost worth it for not having to route find or dig out gear and biggest buzz ever topping out in the dark. Sat belaying with head torch off looking at the stars - still buzzing now in work.
spearing05 - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Andrew

Moved together for most of it with Brian. Robin soloed most of it.
AGoodi - AltLd - 23/Mar/14 with Robin, Brian Shackleton

lcullum7 - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/14 with Will Jerram

Second day of week's guided climbing on the Ben staying at CIC hut. Thaw and cornice collapse danger meant the second classic ridge of the week. Low cloud, poor vis so views limited. Gained ridge via Eastern Gully to Douglas Gap. Heavily banked-out over large sections and particularly Eastern Traverse where fallen-block chimney completely covered. Lunch at summit shelter the descent in high wind via abseil posts into Coire Leis. Moved together over all but major difficulties. Grand outing - shame about the views!
LogieNick - 2nd - 18/Mar/14 with Glenmore Lodge Ice & Mixed Climbing Ben Nevis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Howling gales and rain, but ice screws surprisingly useful. Tower Gap interesting in the wind.
JackM92 - AltLd - 15/Mar/14

very wet day
darcan - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with jack

(Deliberate) night time ascent, with Martin and Luke. Started about 1am, on the summit by 8am. Incredible dawn on the ridge.
planetmarshall - AltLd - 12/Mar/14 with Tim Taylor

Night accent, and what a night/morning! Flat calm, blue skies and amazing light as the sun was rising. Great day out!
Martin McKenna - UKC - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Luke McPhee

Lawrie Brand - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/14 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/14

Uisdean hawthorn - Solo - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/14

Stefan_Morris - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/14 with hfisher

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/14

first proper winter endeavour. a misty warm day. 4 hours max bottom to top with some waiting and taking care not to rush so presumably very good conditions.
lukas richardo - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Will R

Fantastic! Virgin snow crest all the way, conditions were excellent
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 03/Mar/14 with Susan

Moved together for all of it with a few belays on steeper sections. Great day out!
maria85 - 03/Mar/14 with Tom P, Jules

gordon henderson - AltLd - 01/Mar/14 with Paul Rochford

Sensational. Moved together for most of it, loads of snow - topped out in a whiteout.
Chrismith - AltLd - 01/Mar/14 with Seb

Andrew Holden - Lead - 01/Mar/14

nich0las - AltLd - 01/Mar/14 with Fabien

from the north face car park. Started climb at 0800 and route completed by 1530. Route was heavily loaded with snow making the eastern traverse steep but able to climb the little tower and gap direct. Walk off via half way lochan. Low winds but white out conditions for most of the day.
Roch - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Gordon Henderson

hfisher - Mar/14 with Teffy

An ambition for a whiole. On the day I think the only party on the route. More satisfying to have broken trail and found the route. The spindrift and wind and lack of consolodated snow made the Ridge the best option. Jumped Tower Gap because the climbdown was covered and looked horrible. Very hard to put protection in all up the route. We simply moved together and found almost no natural protection due to the covering of snow. A great and satisfying day.
davidbird63 - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14 with David Adcock

ten4dave - Solo β - 28/Feb/14 with David Bird

Quite a slog through fresh deep snow. Were overtaken when I took a wander out onto the false traverse.
wilkinscl - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Ned, Edward shelly

Plenty of snow but solid under foot. Epic route, finished off with blizzard conditions on the summit.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Jen Max

Moved together as a rope of three lunatics for most of the day, Mr. W handily dispensing the trickier bits from the security of some amusing belays.
morpcat - 2nd - 24/Feb/14 with Ned, wilkinscl

Completed with Abacus Mountaineering Guide. Walking into CIC Hut. Lots of snow which made the ridge easier than normal. Awesome day.
andyhewlett - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/14

Lots of snow. Well tracked
niallsash - Lead - 19/Feb/14

Made fresh tracks through very deep snow. followed up by 8 people. took 5 hrs.
SUColdo - AltLd - 18/Feb/14 with DStrawbridge

brilliant route fantastic veiw :)
DStrawbridge - AltLd - 18/Feb/14 with colin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14

Climb went swimingly, pun intended. The route was buried in snow with marginal gear options. Tower gap was an exciting double corniced wind romp. Made excellent time, though topped out in a full on blizzard with white out conditions making the descent quite arduous.
thrillseekerz - 14/Feb/14

SumnerSan - AltLd - Feb/14

Great day out!
Sir Stefan - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/14 with Simon Richardson

Misha - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/14

Hidden - 30/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/14

Kyrros - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/14

Guy Chater - AltLd - 22/Jan/14

A lot of snow and not much gear. I confess to having pulled on gear a little while seconding the tower gap.
jbb - AltLd - 17/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jan/14

A fantastic route, a great day, although conditions were a bit challenging. Lots of fresh snow, quite loose, no tracks, every runner and anchors had to be excavated from beneath snow. We finished route by headtorch and topped out onto summit plateau at 10pm.
gravity - 2nd - 13/Jan/14 with Ben Tibbetts

Dougbart - 11/Jan/14 with Iain

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/14

saintlade - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Nov/13

Loads of snow and some frozen turf. lots of ice from the traverse up.
SUColdo - 03/Nov/13 with Abe

Hidden - Solo - May/13

Wet snow and little usable neve made for more taxing going than expected. Led Tower Gap this time which was a fine virgin snow-arete.
niallk - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Willie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13

perfect conditions
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Louis

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Ben Gibson

Amazing day out. Warm and low cloud.
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13

Continued up Tower Ridge after Vanishing Gully.
Clay C - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Nick R

Dougbart - 06/Apr/13 with TIm

Stunning, stunning winter conditions and no-one else on it
Mark123 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/13

Blue sky day
davebrox - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with Fiona

Moving together most of the way in brilliant sun; an Alpine day. Glorious.
Andy Syme - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Al Goodridge

Perfect conditions 5 and a half hours.
Louis Hume - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with Jenny

alan barnes - 03/Apr/13 with cam fowler, luke

Hidden - Apr/13

Done in 4 and a bit hours despite being held up by the only other party ahead - on Easter saturday, no less!
LJKing - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Paul Clarkson

Got up late to try to avoid the ques but there was no one on the mountain. 3 hrs 15. Bomb proof neve from start to finish
team fat belly - 30/Mar/13 with Euan

Moved together the whole way. 4.5h.
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Adam Ryan, Dave Cowell

Stunning conditions but we probably pitched more than we needed to. It got dark for the eastern traverse and we climbed the tower by head torches. Cold Bivouac at the top of the tower and escaped in the morning by down climbing to the traverse.
mrterrynelson - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/13 with Brian Hodgson

adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13

Roberttaylor - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/13 with Thijs Lubbers

Roped up from the Eastern traverse. White out on the way down.
Craig Holden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Alex Toomey

parts pitched - including eastern traverse and the gap, parts soloed,including first mixed pitch, and moved together in parts.
alex toomey - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with craig holden

paulmck - Lead - 16/Mar/13

Moved together almost entire climb apart from eastern traverse and tower gap, just over 4 hours from cic hut, perfect conditions:)
jamieevans - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/13

manwithacam - AltLd - 11/Mar/13 with Dom

moved together
D.Russell - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/13 with James Dunn

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 06/Mar/13 with Kevin

Fantastic! Long time coming :) Just under 6 hours, great conditions. Led Douglas Gap pitch, bits of icy Little Tower, Eastern Traverse, Tower Gap entry and top out.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/13 with Andy March

cwhitty - AltLd - 05/Mar/13

HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/13 with Jiffy

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/13

Unbelievable conditions. 4 hours on route despite very heavy traffic. tremendous day out.
rossn - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with Nick Bryan

route in top condition
nicjbuk - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with ross nicol esq

keithlambley - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with Jim L

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/13

Ross Young - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Marnoch

mhamiltonj - 02/Mar/13 with Ross Y

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

finnally ticked off this route in winter, soloed it in summer in 99, conditions were good, snow was compact but plentiful, ice was thud solid, lead after the gap upto summit , run out. the gap and traverse were mega, not at all out my depth, if it was thin then different story, quite a few others on route, waited 45mins at the gap , a party came uoto it from the chinmy, this route is mega, long day, but worth it, other partys can make it longer beware of this ,
k2blow - AltLd - Mar/13 with john howes

finnally ticked off this route in winter, soloed it in summer in 99, conditions were good, snow was compact but plentiful, ice was thud solid, lead after the gap upto summit , run out. the gap and traverse were mega, not at all out my depth, if it was thin then different story, quite a few others on route, waited 45mins at the gap , a party came uoto it from the chinmy, this route is mega, long day, but worth it, other partys can make it longer beware of this ,there is plenty of protection too, in the right places, dont attempt route if visibilty is poor,
k2blow - AltLd - Mar/13 with john howes

Nemo9 - Mar/13 with Col

ColdAndWet - AltLd - Mar/13 with Chris Press

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Will Donaldson, Andrew Wielochowski

Great conditions and great route. Moved together for most of it.
Keenb - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Duncan Bell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13

Starting from the CIC hut, 5 hours to do the route from P1 to summit, route in great condition. Perfect clear day, no clouds and great views.
prwalker - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with wupert

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/13

last of 4 blue sky days in a row !
simondunf - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with caspar

Soloed up to tower gap.
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Steve Shenton, Nick Russell, Alex Winter

Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Nick, Alastair and Steve

Soloed up to Tower gap, passing a couple of parties. Great views from the top!
Nick Russell - 23/Feb/13 with Alex Winter, Alastair Begley, Steve Shenton

SJS - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Alastair, Alex, Nick

thedatastream - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with J25

J25 - 22/Feb/13 with JP

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13

Awesome day with very alpine weather, the route was in perfect condition with good ice and hard neve.
jon59 - Lead - 21/Feb/13

great conditions today!
brianrunner - 21/Feb/13 with lisa kamphausen, mark robson

I led Eastern Traverse and half of gap. David took tower pitch. Fantastic day!
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with David Fountain

Gordon Lacey - AltLd - 21/Feb/13

sgl - AltLd - 20/Feb/13 with Bart

Great long alpine style route. Rapid weather change near summit.
stuey4444 - 2nd - 20/Feb/13

Wow - incredible conditions
Glen Burrows - 2nd rpt - 19/Feb/13 with Paddy Cave, Ed Luke

Avinash Aujayeb - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/13

perfect conditions and perfect weather!
luckyjim - AltLd - 18/Feb/13 with c roff

Soloed up to the wall. Si led the small wall, moved together to small tower, Si led small tower, moved together to Great Tower, Si led Eastern Traverse after much waiting. I led short wall up to ridge. Si descended into Gap, I led out of gap and we moved together to top. 7 hrs in all with around 2 hrs of waiting.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Simon Caldrick

Onsight... more like follow the yellow brick road. Perfect conditions, bomber neve, blue skies and practically no wind.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Rachel B

With Matt and Si. Wonderful sunshine, mostly good neve and ice. Started up Douglas Gully East solo, J lead out gap. Move together til wall then I lead. Moved together then alt-pitched little tower and moved to foot of great tower. Bit of a queue at the traverse due to hold ups ahead. I lead traverse, J lead wall, I lead down gap, J lead out then moved together. All good. 7 hours inc 2 hours queueing. Down to Clachaig dinner!
Batt - 18/Feb/13 with James Hoyes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 18/Feb/13 with J Stalker

Jim Haydock - AltLd - 18/Feb/13 with Gordon Orr

Fantastic route in bright sun and crystal visibility. A lot of bare rock and soft snow though so a bit harder than normal. Mainly moving together, pitched the traverses around the towers.
stevelismore - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with James L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13

clmbr - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with mr g walters

joe_lancs - Lead - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13

yehti - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with Iain Smith

Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/13

Tony Lancashire - Lead - 06/Feb/13

OwenF - Lead - 02/Feb/13 with John

Seconded most of the route with occasional leads. Well done Owen Flowers on some daring leads! Perfect conditions if a little hairy on the Eastern Traverse.
jeb3496 - AltLd rpt - 02/Feb/13

Stunning conditions, and so lots of people on the route.
planetmarshall - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Victor Manzanares

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

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Feb/13

First on route, climbed in just over 3hrs moving together. Fantastic conditions.
shed dweller - 02/Feb/13

Exciting conditions. Fairly lean and variable ice / snow quality. Poor ice and snow after Eastern traverse was a bit worrying.
Ched - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Simon

radioshed - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with dave s

David Stevens - AltLd rpt - 01/Feb/13 with Matt Craig

GaryK - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Andy Cave

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/13

johniebriggs - Feb/13

moved together a lot, all done in 3.50 mins!
Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - Feb/13

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Mark Boden

robgixer - AltLd - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jan/13

Fantastic route! Did the "directissima" up the steep ground before the little tower (probably IV 4) and went out too far right before going up the little tower (IV 4).
James_L88 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Tom Furey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jan/13

shipton47 - 17/Jan/13

lots of powder after a fresh dump.
johnrich - 2nd - 14/Jan/13 with Mike Pescod

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

Rock till the little tower then lots of rime and old neve. Route finding very easy!
arose - Lead - 10/Jan/13 with Miles Mconville

Blurgy319 - AltLd rpt - Jan/13 with Matt Hughes

mark12345 - 2nd - 2013

Avinash Aujayeb - 2013

a bit lean at the time
AndrewJamesCherry - AltLd - 2013 with stef morris

Hidden - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

captain - 2013

JHolland - 2013

matthew885 - Lead - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 31/Dec/12

Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12 with Col

Top day out. Loads of powder and rime, no tracks 5 1/2hrs :-)
Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12

Stefan_Morris - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12 with AndrewJamesCherry

Long day, with lots of powder!
Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Eamon Hanlon

dawp4810 - 2nd - Dec/12

Epic, very powdery, ended up climbing up onto the traverse
design crisis - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Oct/12

My Birthday climb up Ben Nevis
pete_naylor - 02/Sep/12 with Jake Rumsey, David Humm

luckyjim - Solo - 22/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/12

bottom half clean, some snow from eastern traverse. final pitch snow gully complete
nicjbuk - AltLd - 22/Mar/12 with ross nicol esq

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

richardshoes - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/12

williamsd79 - 2nd - 05/Mar/12

Beautiful day on the Ben!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 05/Mar/12 with Alan

Blurgy319 - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/12

mostly seconded, snow v loose
LozM - 05/Mar/12 with Steve Scott, Mark J

Route was quite tricky with the conditions. Part of a weekend being guided.
colin fagan - 2nd - 04/Mar/12

hydraulicwave - 2nd O/S - Mar/12

wee hippy - AltLd - Mar/12 with john jones

Great climb with endless and varied climbing surrounded by the walls of Ben Nevis - Classic
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rich Garside

JYates - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with Paul Coxon

epic time on my 3rd ever winter route !
TM_Horton - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with ronnie

ronniemarshall - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with Tom Horton

Pete23 - AltLd - 09/Feb/12 with Davie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/12

Jim Haydock - AltLd - 07/Feb/12 with John France

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/12 with Dave Douglas

Awesome day out. Could have done with an earlier start, but there's nothing like topping out in the dark. Had to miss some off the easier bits due to deep unstable snow.
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/12 with Paul Freudenthal

Hidden - 02/Feb/12

richiegarside - Feb/12

gowla - AltLd - Feb/12 with Alex Burns

Hidden - Feb/12

With Nick from Abacus
Tony Ryland - 2nd - Feb/12

JonnoP - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Jess

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Rob Reglinski

A few delays so we didn't get on the route until ten but it all went fine and were finished by 3. Bobby led it all and I did a stirling job seconding. Sociable event with other parties including Bill and Lloydy. Not ideal conditions but neve on the last bit but snow more solid than last time I did it and more of it. No pro on the traverse which made it exciting.
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Bobby Pearson

mark88 - AltLd - 27/Jan/12 with Alex Vaughan

vaughany - AltLd - 27/Jan/12 with mark patterson

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jan/12

Rob Pitt - 24/Jan/12 with Lee Roberts, Jon Ratcliffe

Hannah Evans - AltLd - 23/Jan/12 with Martyn Stott

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 23/Jan/12 with Mike Pescod, Mick Howie

andy wa - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/12 with isi

Gibbo - AltLd - 14/Jan/12 with Rich Abell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12

great climb. we did it mountaineering style on our course with paddy cave. cracking day!!!
JanBella - 2nd rpt - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jan/12

saffy - 2nd - 13/Jan/12

climbtim - AltLd β - 10/Jan/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/12

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/12 with Taba

Not much ice. After the down climb probably went the wrong way as we followed som steps to the left to a piton in a not icy at all slab. Quite tecnical move there. Soloed the route from the begining to the 1st tower, then one pitch to leave space in betewen us and the people in front. Then moving together to the top. Nice ridge! 5h. Acceptable to nice weather
palimer - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Dave Hill - 2012

Guy Wilson - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

cox - 2012 with cris

Pete Graham - Solo - 2012

Soloed all exept,the gap,
neil9216 - Solo - 07/Aug/11

kenneM - AltLd - Apr/11 with Davey Luke

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

Hidden - 26/Mar/11

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

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/11

Sam Warby - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11

With Julie Paton. CIC Hut weekend. Summited at dusk having been slow on the ridge despite no real issues with any of the actual climbing... Lamb shanks and whisky most welcome on return to the hut!
MartF - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Julie

dannymoo99 - AltLd - 25/Mar/11 with John Gupta, Tom Shooter

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/11

Done in under 3 hours. Fantastic conditions. Hard snow and mostly dry rock.
joeydurkin - 24/Mar/11 with MarkFalcus

RKernan - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Alek Zholobenko

Lots of hard ice and snow on the ridge, got views around the Great Tower.
Sankey - 2nd - 22/Mar/11 with Simon Oxley, Adam Hughes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/11

Great climb good winter conditions on Ridge led all pitches
Palomino1hills - Lead - 13/Mar/11 with Andy

Beautiful day - blue sky and sunshine, fantastic. Finished in the dark, quite tired
NoelleG - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Adele Pennington, Claire Molloy

Claire Molloy - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Adele Pennington, Noelle

glad for early start, first on route got it to our self, blue sky's great day!!
J1PEF - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Did it reasonably quickly, good conditions no troubles
beds74 - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Jon Peffer

tim newton - AltLd rpt - 04/Mar/11 with shaun dance

jamesh - AltLd - 04/Mar/11 with Jim Unwin

Guiding day. Spring like conditions, with plenty of snow melt happening. Nice day though!
Ken Applegate - Lead - 03/Mar/11 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/11

epic day out!rather damp and little mixed in character low down.traversed in,moving together, from observatory gully to avoid douglas gap.eastern traverse,wow!crux gaining top of great tower.ascended from tower gap on the left.fantastic!!
tomshanti - 2nd β - 03/Mar/11 with nigel hooker

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 02/Mar/11 with J F Philippe, D Pemble

Hidden - Solo dnf - 28/Feb/11

Brilliant weather and amazing route. We were up in just over 4 hours (thanks Donald)! and had time to come down no.4 and do another route.
alifin - 2nd - 28/Feb/11 with Guide (Donald King) + Aidan Roe, Aidan Roe

Absolutely Stunning! The weather was some of the best I've ever seen in Scotland and the route was really good fun!
Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Feb/11

Turned out to be a long day - reached Tower Gap about 6pm but didn't top-out until after 9!
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 27/Feb/11 with Amanda Turner

Got stuck behind a slower party in front but the late finish gave fantastic views at sunset
Conan - AltLd - 27/Feb/11 with Philippa Reader, Loz

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

Done as part of a mass Carlisle Club ascent, in the care of Steve McDonnel and Ray Cassidy. First pitch behind the Douglas boulder rather thin on ice, but thereafter good snow and ice for most of the route with the odd bit of mixed here and there. Eastern traverse...Wow! Tower gap, very hard, did ice ramp on the left rather than climbing direct out of the gap, which looked desparate. Thanks boys.
John Holden - 2nd rpt - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/11

Haytor_Haggis - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/11 with Jeremy van Riemsdyke, Joe Bellows

johannes - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11

henning82 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11

Lots of fresh snow and far from the perfect conditions to be soloing the route but a great outing and first across Tower Gap. Ascended the Douglas Gap West Gully to avoid the crowds. 1pm top-out and climbed in under 3 hours from Douglas Gap.
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11

11 years after my first ascent wi little simon, where we fell asleep on tower gap:) Nat provided the highlights this time by gettin' stuck upside down...plugged the gap so she did:)
Timo Austino - 12/Feb/11 with Nats

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/11

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with MRT

Conditions good, but the cloud came in half way up the ridge so made route finding hard from then on. The pitch up onto the ridge from Douglas gap was interesting. Got lost on the second tower, went off left, not a good idea! Eastern traverse was sporting and the gap was hairy! (Slight cross winds and a 30m run out from the belay into the gap). Good day despite all that :)
Byakkonick - AltLd - 11/Feb/11

unbelivable conditions, route worth 4* !!!!!!
connor - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with mike scott

robcrowther - 2nd - 08/Feb/11

Johann - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/11 with Tony Shepherd

Went wrong a bit, muddled about (should have read the guidebook properly) but did the accepted route most of the way, with the original western traverse option. Best day of climbing I've had! Beautiful weather.
jacobjlloyd - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/11

csw - Lead rpt - Feb/11 with Avalanche Nick

Drew M - AltLd - Feb/11 with Ed Feldman

excellent easy climbing all the way to the top!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Feb/11

George led 5 pitches and we moved together for the rest
net - 2nd - 29/Jan/11 with George

5 hour trip, 6 pitches, finishing for lunch in fine weather on the summit
Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Dave S

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/11

It is actually really straightforward if you bother to study the guidebook properly beforehand, haha
JdotP - Lead β - 26/Jan/11 with Tom Eadington

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/11

Lead pitch up Great Tower and out of Tower Gap. RR lead E. Traverse, into gap and top pitch. Moved together on remainder. Gap was congested and awkward. RR on hanging belay off slings and several parties coming up Glovers Chimney. Fell a couple of metres into the gap on descent when axe pulled out! Fortunately no injuries except a slashed jacket arm! Fantastic route.
DavPk - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with Romain Rebut

MoWalker3 - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - 21/Jan/11

chrissy - 2nd - 08/Jan/11 with Rich, Cormac, Mo

Quite a lot of deep powdery snow, but still superb nonetheless
andy mcc - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Jason King

What an awesome day, 8 hours on the ridge and only 5 others on it. Perfect conditions, temp dropping to -12 on summit.
Chris Toward - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/11

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Will A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11

TDembrey - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11

In under 3 Hours.
colenn - AltLd β - 02/Jan/11 with Peter Britton

2.5 hours from top of gully
liamo333 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Rob Noone

rob87n - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Liam Brophy

Hobojim - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11

Harry Kingston - 2nd - 02/Jan/11

MonkeyDawson - AltLd - Jan/11 with Pete Reynolds

moved together except for the gap.
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

R2D2 - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Luke Brooks - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Timo Austino - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

mschmude - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Tenko - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Ri - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 31/Dec/10

Shuttsie - 2nd - 31/Dec/10 with tim, Andrea Sales

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/10

Hidden - 30/Dec/10

4.30 hours, CIC hut to summit. soloed until traverse.
Peter Holder - AltLd - 29/Dec/10 with lewis fraser

jack_eadie - AltLd - 14/Dec/10

Greeted by Brocken Spectres, cloud inversion and magic light as we topped out, stunning.
mikemartin - AltLd - 14/Dec/10

mainly soloed except for that tricky step. gorgeous clear day. ended up climbing it in 1h 50mins.
samrad - Dec/10 with tom livingston

Hidden - 28/Nov/10

Quite a good day out. The snow was mega soft and made it a long day out
chmckay - 24/Nov/10 with Graham Boistelle

I had the entire face to myself, superb early season nick.
mikemartin - Solo - 22/Nov/10

Pitched the first chimney, top of the great tower & the gap, soloed the rest. Great day out, surprisingly good conditions with snow starting to consolidate in places and the through route at the chock stone on the great tower still passable.
isi_o - 21/Nov/10 with Rich Parker, Graham Stuchbury

lead 1st chimney ptich and the gap, rich lead pitch onto the top of the great tower. soloed the rest. Great day with great conditions for the time of year!
Stuzz - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Isi, Rich Parker

Lester - Lead rpt - 20/Nov/10 with Tom Passmore

the rock was icy but snow free up until just below the eastern traverse. thereafter snow and ice all the way. we continued too far on the traverse and climbed directly up into tower gap.
goatee - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10 with Francis Jan Kluzniak

thebat - 18/Apr/10 with Ontour

Rain then snow then sun and hard neve - good
John Workman - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Apprentice

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/10

BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with IainMunro

got to gap and decided to abseil down into tower gully rather than top out due to snow conditions
nicjbuk - AltLd - 13/Apr/10

perfect alpine conditions. soloed up to little tower then pitched/moved together
abbeywall - AltLd - 12/Apr/10 with AC

sh*t myself a little. Apart from that utterly fantastic and unbelievable weather. Could see how it would be so much harder in bad conditions.
Ben Sharp - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Tilo

3 hrs.
Martin Haworth - AltLd rpt - 09/Apr/10 with Andy

Callum T - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Alistair Macey

Snatched from the jaws of spring. Snow was definitely a bit mushy. Pitched the pitchy bits and moved together on the rest.
DundeeDave - 2nd - 09/Apr/10 with Ewan Gourlay

Too warm to climb any grade 5's so opted to climb tower ridge moving together.Finished in 3 hours.At tower gap snow collapsed beneath me and fell 20ft before rope went tight, pulling Martin off; fortunately plenty of gear between us!Exciting!!!!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd - 09/Apr/10

Absolutely loved this climb. It had a bit of everything. Unfortunately the clag was down so didn't get the full sense of exposure.
Sutty22 - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with Dan Carroll

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/10

Lot of snow, started the walk in ranning, turned to snow above forest, and the sun came out as we started the ridge, all the snow and being genrally slow meant it took a long time, darkness fell as we reached the top of the great tower, topped out at half past midnight into a white out, spent the night in the summit shelter, walked out in the rain the next morning. 16hrs on the ridge, 26 and a half hour round trip. Annettes second winter route. Awsome experience.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Annette

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/10

Great days climbing with great snow conditions..
Christian Beck - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/10

Mike led the E Traverse & Gap. Stuck behind a rope of 3, had to nav off in the dark & cloud.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Mike Nuttall

MD - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Nick B

Standard of route matched the weather - quality day
Phil Emerson - Lead - Apr/10

mark12345 - 2nd dnf - Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/10

irish paul - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Sarah Joyce

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/10

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10

mark88 - 2nd - 17/Mar/10 with Jocky and Matt Barker

Great day out. Descended via No 4 Gully
John Roe - Lead - 16/Mar/10 with Will Marshall

A cold night had firmed up the snow nicely. Pitched most of the mixed parts of the route, but moved together on the longer snow sections. Found the Eastern Traverse easy, although gaining the tower on the next pitch was rather bold. Led the gap, finding it quite awkward to committ my weight to the small ledge on the other side - maybe I was doing it wrong. Great day out, would do it again in an instant.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/10 with Mark B

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Chris led any technical pitches, we moved together on easier ground.
Roberttaylor - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Crazy Chris

glad i wasn't leading it. the cruxes were scary especially considering the short amount of daylight left and the clouds surrounding us. Walk down was long and boring
THardSevere - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with jamie foxen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10

Awesome route, shame about the weather!
allyrocke - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Fiona Mellor, Rachel Wilkie

Started too far left so the first pitch (mine) was quite a bit harder than expected! Final pitch in dark made for an exciting finish.
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Tommy, Klas

jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/10

Awesome. Soloed the start gully, pitched the chimney, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap otherwise moving together roped.
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Adrian Fagg

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Pete Hart, Jamie Wilson

jaybob - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Pete Heart, Lawrie Brand

francois - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Gunnar

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Jamie Wilson, Lawrie Brand

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/10 with ewan buckingham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - Mar/10

mark_jc - 2nd O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

simonward - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/10

Hidden - 22/Feb/10

perfect conditions!
Piers Harley - AltLd β - 22/Feb/10 with Rob King

rob k - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10 with P Harley

Joined from the top of Vanishing Gully/1934 route.
niallk - AltLd rpt - 20/Feb/10 with Willie

glorious day, great conditions, lunch on the summit. took a bit over 5 hours from the hut I think. had to queue at the gap, but a good opportunity to take in the views.
KeithAlexander - AltLd - 20/Feb/10 with Jelle Muylle

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Feb/10

Clear blue sky, firm squeaky neve and styrofoam ice. Took about 4 hours. Best day out in Scotland?
ollythomas - AltLd - 20/Feb/10 with Chris Hendron

4.30 alarm, 6 - 8walk in, topped out 1.30, lunch and back inthe pub for 3.30. Blue skies, 3rd team on the ridge so no delays, pitched and moving together, tower gap tricky
krusty23 - 20/Feb/10 with Jaz, Paul Knowles

7 Hours from CIC to plateau, brilliant.
oliverk - AltLd - 20/Feb/10 with Tim Clarke

malc - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Janes C, Dave K

2hr 15mins, CIC to summit ;-)
Phil Jennings - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Kieran Leary

Totally class route done with the ben plastered in snow on a glorious sunny day. Topped out at sunset after being delayed by slow groups on th traverse and gap and a dangerous " guide" dragging a couple of incompetents and trying 2 climb over everyone
jandyd05 - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Andy Owen

Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with jamster

Fantastic sunny, cold day. Busy route, 11 hours car to car via first platform of NE buttress, before going to Tower. Spike following us with clients.
Moonstone Hippy - 2nd - 19/Feb/10 with Robin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Feb/10

Another great trip up this classic. 5 times up in winter now I think. Will never get bored of this route.
Conan - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with Paul Arkless, Ian Grey

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/10

nickcanute - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

Mr Powly - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Tom Everett

Lots of snow but well consolidated, had to dig all the placements out. Thin but solid ice on the upper half. Heavy avalanch risk, we heard several releases in the morning, so descended the zigzag.
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Dave E. Brown

tom.e - AltLd rpt - 06/Feb/10 with Tom Powell

a snorkel would have been more appropriate than crampons!, but managed it in under 3 hours
Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/10

johnmctighe - 2nd - Feb/10 with Andy

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/10

Mr Wild - Feb/10

simulclimbed in perfect nick. First on and off the route.
mickd - Lead O/S - Feb/10

WilliamBurnside - AltLd - 28/Jan/10 with R Bentley

Hidden - 27/Jan/10

Snow conditions not brilliant, some horrendous insecure loose 'cruddy' snow sections making some of the easier 'moving together' type ground much harder and more serious (for us necessitating some extra pitching). Lots of rime higher up and somewhat better although still not brilliant snow conditions. Starting chimney poorly iced and really rather difficult. Good day out though - we completed the route in around 6 hours.
groovy_nut - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/10 with Patrick

Clear day, bitterly cold, early start, late finish. Slow going in deep snow. The dicey snow meant we were forced to tackle the rock buttresses direct instead of out flanking them. I personally think the route is overated.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Alex Kelly

Good nick!
dj_brigham05 - AltLd - 17/Jan/10 with Rich Clarke

tower gap!
rclarke - AltLd - 17/Jan/10 with Dave Brigham

Spence22 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/10 with Ed

Perfect Condition!
calumalien - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Nath

Brilliant. The route was in great condition, and lived up to my high expectations. We moved together over the easier ground - and I lead from the end of the Eastern Traverse up to the Great Tower, and into Tower Gap. A long, but thoroughly enjoyable day.
J Brown - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with RK

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

chmckay - 2nd - 2010

R2D2 - 2010

ashpreston - 2010

hikerman - 2010

Peter Holder - AltLd - 28/Dec/09 with Richard Lydiatt

Slow going in soft snow. Took the summer line.
robinsi197 - Lead - 28/Dec/09 with Ben

chapmand - AltLd - 14/Dec/09 with Scott Webster

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Dec/09

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/09 with Simon Pearce, Graham

gforce - AltLd - 05/Dec/09 with Chris, Simon

Hidden - 18/Nov/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/09

15 hrs from car park to car park in bad condition and thick cloud. eastern traverse onwards in dark. great feeling to top out.
tjmillen - Lead - 14/Nov/09 with trevor marrs, simon hall

tubby two - AltLd - Nov/09 with Jimbo

Hidden - Lead dnf - Nov/09

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Nikki and Cora

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/09

soloed up to TG. pitched the gap (masa leads) then solo to the top out. joined the ridge from the west past douglas gap as eastern gully was not in. took 3 hrs from the ridge. best mountain route ive done.heart in throat on the eastern traverse!
gb83 - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/09 with masa

First time up Ben Nevis- Fab! The lower part was in summer condition, but the upper part was wintry.
Elsier - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Stuart

great day out, moved together, soloed and lead various bits. Dusting of snow lower section and bits of water ice getting out of Douglas Gap. Led Eastern Traverse, Tower Gap and top out which was all fun
lithos - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Simon C

Absolutely amazing day. Overnight the snow had refrozen and most of the ridge had a light cover of fresh snow. Quite sunny for the bottom half so felt very alpine. We roped up near the little tower and moved together or pitched the rest of the route. Started snowing at the eastern traverse so the end felt quite epic. I led tower gap which was rather exciting and the final snow slopes were a bit unnerving on loose snow. Took about 8.5 hours in total. We finished off by leading two groups of walkers off the plateau who were lost in the mist.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Matt and Andy

Started up Eastern Gully. Rock with a little ice to below Little Tower then proper winter conditions above that. Pitched 3 sections, moved together or soloed the rest. A fantastic day. Descent via No 4.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Carmen and Rob

Ross L - 2nd - 10/Apr/09

machars - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with donald

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Scott Becker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/09

Perfect weather, perfect climb. Very varied - loose powder, hard neve, thin ice, scramble, - conditions meant trickiest bit was just getting round the corner after Tower Gap - pretty vertical, no footholds, trust picks on thinish ice as you crab across...
oldgrey - 28/Mar/09 with Virgil Scott

Plastered with snow and rime. Moved together with the odd pitch thrown in, up to the Eastern traverse in 1.5hrs. Pitched the next bits - tricky move up the rime covered wall (harder than III) after the buried fallen boulder. Waited 2.5hrs at Tower Gap due to congestion. Thought most would have cleared it as we had started so late...
niallk - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/09 with Drew Connelly

minch - 2nd - 25/Mar/09

Brillant route - loved it. The crux for me was getting out of Tower Gap. The Little Tower and Eastern Traverse were fine. Heading out into a worsening forecast meant we left the car park at 3.30am, on the route by 7 after abit of faffing around and topped out about midday with the wind picking up and vis dropping. Couldn't ab down 4 gully due to conditions so a long wet walk down the tourist track ensued.
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/09 with SteveyM

3.00am start, topped out in a gale. Nice :)
SteveMyatt - 2nd - 24/Mar/09 with Mark Fairbank

Soloed most of the route, moved together over Tower Gap. Fantastic route!
Ken Applegate - Solo - 21/Mar/09 with Nigel Wombell, Scott Kirkhope

Hidden - 21/Mar/09

t_stork - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Steve Walls and Johannes

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

Mist, rain, snow and wind. Oh and soft crumbling snow. Missed the start got back on it though, up the left side. Couldn't see the drops fortunately. Shitty soft snow but done in good time and style!
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Chris Lodge

Brilliant weather, but route could have benefitted from more snow/ice. Eastern Traverse was helped by a large path. A bit windy in Tower Gap. Caught up with another team. From the Douglas Gap to the summit in 3hr 45mins.
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Mark Stevenson

Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Mike Freeman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/09
hcooper - Lead - 12/Mar/09 with Jennifer Slack

Kyuzo - Mar/09 with Richard Scott

glaramara - AltLd O/S - Mar/09 with dr marten

Jen80 - 2nd - Mar/09 with Cooper

Hidden - Mar/09

2.5 hours from CIC hut. Moved together whole route. Could have been more wintery but still awesome :)
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/09 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/09

Superb winter conditions with rime and verglas higher up, good consolidated snow on the eastern traverse. Only three other parties seen on the rigde. A real pleasure to climb.
John Carney - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Rob Jarvis

Thin & icy. Incomparable!
colinakmc - 2nd - 14/Feb/09

asmith37 - AltLd - 13/Feb/09 with Matt Todd & Donald King

Hidden - AltLd β - 13/Feb/09

Great route, goes without saying. Managed to walk to the gap rather than crawling! ET was thin and scary! The final top snow field was an exillerating romp to the top.
wilkie14c - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/09 with Dave Clarke

Snow down to Fort William. Quite powdery. Ended up avoiding Tower Gap (thankfully) by going further along the traverse (following footprints) than expected. Topped out in moonlight at 7.30pm (8h on ridge!)
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/09 with Collin (Sarah's dad)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/09

Lot of powder but not so bad. Beautiful day on the Ben. Led the Eastern Traverse to the cave and moving across the Gap.
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 08/Feb/09 with Gwilym Starks

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Joe M, Adam

Awesome stuff
heist182 - 2nd - Feb/09 with Ed Gladwyn

Rich Kay - AltLd - Feb/09 with Dave G

A very, very, very long day and most of a night. not to be underestimated, but fantastic climbing
woodenwealth - 2nd dnf - 2009 with Mike Scott

Ross McGibbon - 2009

sheffieldchris - 2009

Alex Hofmann - 2009

cragmanuk - 2009 with Ian Lamb

I tremember this as being about the 18th time on the ridge. Weather was absolute perfection but the snow iffy. Ab off at the gap only to find out later that the last couple of hundred feet had the best snow of the day. Got some excellent pictures that day.
rossn - 2009

Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Ken T

JKeeley - 2nd - 2009

Backed off on the little tower due to the huge ammount of powder snow making things very slow going. Will be back later in the seson when things have firmed up and you dont have to spend the day clearing powder to find pro placements!!
vincentvega - AltLd - 13/Dec/08 with danny robb

Billy Walker - Bad Seller - Lead rpt - 02/Nov/08 with my bestest bud

dj_brigham05 - Lead dnf - 01/Nov/08 with Anna Trenneman

Patrick803 - Lead - Sep/08 with Chris Clark

dalgleish33 - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Iain Easingwood

nigel pearson - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Mark

Paulww - AltLd - 20/Apr/08 with Ryan

what a route! much better than in summer. eastern traverse and great tower being the best section of the route for me. a must.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/08 with paul

Brilliant. 7 and a bit hours. In tricky IV 3 winter condition. Weather perfect though.
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/08 with luketheape

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/08

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/08 with George Taylor and Jim Keeley

First grade 3 winter climb. Fantastic conditions. Started at 10 o'clock and had the climb to our selves. More new snow overnight made it even better with all the previous days tracks completly covered. Finished about about half five. Previous day head light torches were seen at 11 o'clock at night from our tent behind the CIC hut.
steven - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/08 with Matt Rushton

david0811 - AltLd - 05/Apr/08 with Mark Reid

Sam W - AltLd - 05/Apr/08 with Martin Lane

luckyjim - AltLd - Apr/08 with C Hossack

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/08

Bristoldave - 23/Mar/08 with douglas

Ed Booth - 22/Mar/08

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Ed Booth

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with brian

Looong day, behind sloooow people! never follow, never follow, never follow etc etc.!
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Ross Barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 16/Mar/08 with Ally

Itchy Starfish - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/08 with Chris

Perfect weather and good conditions made it a memorable day. We soloed most of it just roping up for the harder pitches
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with Nigel Jenkins

gregor - Mar/08

Perfect conditions 2-4 inches of powder sitting on top of perfect ice and neve. Blue skies and amazing views. Took just over 5 hours, did it on a sunday and didn't encounter any parties on the actual ridge at all!
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Mar/08 with Ben

GScot38 - AltLd - Mar/08

Hannah Evans - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Max Hunter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - 14/Feb/08

Solo most of route
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 14/Feb/08 with Huw

cham749 - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/08 with Henry Methold

mic_b - 02/Feb/08 with Chris Ensoll

Hidden - Solo - Feb/08

Chris Reid - Feb/08

2 hrs, whole ridge to myself, perfect conditions.
Captain Solo - Solo - 22/Jan/08

lberry - Lead - 16/Jan/08

Two parties of two (other party Chris Burn & Cat Kilburn). Very windy but an awesome day out. 11 hours from leaving North Face car park to return.
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/08 with Jim

Diggler - Lead O/S - Jan/08

jam_rich - AltLd - Jan/08

smac - 2008

inuklm - 2008 with john chattaway

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Charlie wp Hill - AltLd - 2008

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with Matt Newman

ewan i - 2nd - Dec/07

Dinger - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Pete Davies

Fantastically difficult as first winter accent, but huge sense of satisfaction after reaching the top.
David Revill - 2nd β - 21/Nov/07 with West Coast Mountain Guides

fantastic route but complete reflection at the top-plenty of snow and strong winds.fantastic climb though,long walk in mind and a very long day. 13 hours in all.loved it
ian6206 - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/07

top route! moved alpine style for most of the route. piched the tricky sections due to adverse weather.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with joe

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/07

RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/07 with jonnyb

Perfect weather, awesome climb.
Luke Kelly - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Rhian Evans and James Cross

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

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - 01/Apr/07

Beautiful day, great location and good company
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Steve Moody, Steve Cox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/07

What a beaut!!! took us 11hrs, with plenty of queuing on a fine sunny day with loads of other parties on the route. managed to fall out of tower gap which was quite scary!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with Andy

Beautiful day with the ridge in great condition, pitched little tower; found the first pitch of this the the hardest bit with some interesting mixed moves. The eastern traverse and the gap were also pitched with the approach to the gap felling very exposed, I led out and got a belay on a hammered axe and a spike, Neil took a 10m fall when he tried to get out of the gap, very exciting. We toped out just as the sun went down. Took us 11 hours because of the queues, would say IV, 3 is an appropriated grade as its a very hard day, wow what a route.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Neil Mackenzie

stuartm555 - 2nd - 24/Mar/07 with Seb Rider

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/07

Route in good condition, which unfortunately drew numerous parties to the ridge. Resulted in waits of up to two hours at the choke points of Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Topped out at 6 and descended in the dark in a blizzard.
CJE - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/07 with Mark Anstey, Chris Haynes

crispy - 2nd β - 02/Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

DavidBarraclough - AltLd - Mar/07

Hidden - 26/Feb/07

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Simon Oliver

Plastikote - 18/Feb/07 with Tim O

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07

jl - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Brad

lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Jon Lynch

gregor - Feb/07

Julian Prieto - 2nd O/S - Feb/07 with Steve Wales

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/07

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/07 with sim

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jan/07

Alexander123 - 2nd - 07/Jan/07 with John, Alan

Hidden - Jan/07

leigh - 2nd - Jan/07 with Martin

Hidden - Jan/07

timmy-ts - 2007

keith leonard - Lead - 2007 with wife

glenngordon - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 19/Apr/06

after being spat out of .5 (heavy spindrifts) decided to do Tower Ridge. We roped up and move together from the eastern traverse. easy but magnificent. A real classic
French Erick - Solo - 14/Apr/06 with Tom Chamberlain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/06

NickBrown - AltLd O/S - Apr/06 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/06

Hidden - 22/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/06

Blue skies all day, no wind, this can't be Scotland!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with peter metcalfe

great day but had to queue alot, good fun on the mixed bits!
smithaldo - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Clegg

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with Shaw Brown

Nicos - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with keith leonard

IanMcC - AltLd - 18/Mar/06 with Nick (maximum pastry)

An experience, some excellent climbing with a couple of scarey axe-dangling moments, took 5 and a half hours. Not sure how I would get across the gap without axes in the summer?!
Feeling bold - 2nd - 08/Mar/06 with Mike (UK), Andy

Lovely sunny day, great views. Could enjoy it more this time than last time when I was soloing!
nicholas Barrowclough - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/06 with Tim Davies

My best winter day to date!
HIGHTOWER - AltLd β - 03/Mar/06 with Ali Beer, Chris Morrison

sacdenouilles - Lead - 03/Mar/06 with D Pemble

Hidden - Mar/06

Jon Pilling - 2nd O/S - Mar/06 with steve prescott

martinuk1001 - Mar/06

Awesome route, took 4hours 20mins with claire despite getting stuck behind someone doing three pitches on the eastern traverse - would have prefered to do as 1.
reg_measures - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/06 with claire salter

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06

Covered in powder, very time consuming!
Ed Saint - 17/Feb/06

Spade - Lead - 17/Feb/06 with Ed Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/06

Britains Longest route at 16 and with Andy Nisbet, can ney ask for more!!
JDSwain - Feb/06 with Andy Nisbet, Ian Swain

francis blunt - AltLd - Feb/06 with Joe Williams

DaleB - Feb/06 with GD

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/06

lawrenceK - Lead - Feb/06

Conan - Lead O/S - Feb/06 with Rachel

david morse - AltLd - Jan/06 with chris todd

John Kettle - AltLd - 2006

beardy mike - AltLd - 2006 with Bill Naylor

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Hidden - 2006

centurion05 - 2006

dangates - 2006 with Cheese/ Tim Darlow

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Miguel Ciriza

Led to Tower Gap with beta from DK. DK led from there.
Simon K - AltLd β - Nov/05 with JB,DK

Cracking day out - with views to match.
Kamikaze Badger - 2nd - Sep/05 with Dave Moseley

dave moseley - Lead - Sep/05 with nick

steveP - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/05 with Simon Flower

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/05

mikecopp - Lead - 06/Mar/05 with Tom O Grady

Held up by slow party in front. V cold on belays. Use of bivvy shelter essential
RunningMan - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Keith Bevan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/05

George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/05 with Roger

Just romped along it with running belays staying ahead of the faster teams behind. A Good Friday Day completed in 3and half hours.
icescrew - AltLd - Mar/05 with The Fox

Camped overnight in an ice cave (not enough snow for a snow hole) - Devo'd
Jon Pilling - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with steve prescott

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/05

In Winter! Not sure if I have selected the right one.
dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/05 with Colin Hastie

KeithW - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Andy Rice

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05

A party of 2 had fall on Eastern Traverse and needed to reverse route, benighted, 27 hrs.
gripped01 - Lead dnf - Feb/05 with Bobby G

oor wullie - 2005 with Matthew Croll

GPN - AltLd - 2005

JasonK - AltLd - 2005 with Alec Carr

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2005

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

hard in deep powder and verglass. some difficult mixed climbing to regain the ridge after the eastern traverse.
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 22/Dec/04

Excellent day out, faster than we anticipated. In the top three climbs I've done! Had a hariy start after going a bit far up the gully and then cut across on to the ridge on decidely dodgy snow.
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/04 with James Booth

James B - 11/Apr/04 with Rob

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/04 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/04

Soloed up to the Eastern Traverse. Snow on all of it but felt like summer Alpine conditions.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/04 with John Barker

Staying at CIC hut, so should have been first on route, but spent a couple of hours walking back down path looking for the axe Chris had lost on the walk-in in the dark. No joy. Now last on route, and had a long wait in queue at the Gap. But worked to our advantage: by the time we topped out, the all-day clag was breaking and we had the summit plateau to ourselves. I was greeted by a small twite (I think) looking at me quizzically: the only moving thing in all that white. Then back to CIC hut for whisky and philosophising deep into the night. A brilliant day.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/04 with ChrisB

Following Guide
Ann S - 2nd - Mar/04 with Guide

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Feb/04

tom.e - AltLd O/S - Feb/04 with Charlie Everett

cliffy - AltLd - Feb/04 with Paul Crowsley

Scotsken - Feb/04

dthomson - 2004 with JOHN BURNS

Moved togethre at night by full moon. Brill!
akhughes - Lead O/S - 2004 with Steptoe

chris warner - Sep/03 with matt saywer, james fulton

climbtim - 2nd - 06/Apr/03

five - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with JT

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/03

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/03

McGus - 2nd - 08/Mar/03 with Ruth and Donald

gripped01 - AltLd - Mar/03 with Jon Naylor

Tim W - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/03 with Andrew Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Feb/03

stag do effort
James W - AltLd O/S - Feb/03 with john sanday

Technically not difficult but committing. Climbed in dreadfull conditions. Just remember we went straight up the face after the first levelling instead of the diagonal rising ramp to the right. That put us behind schedule on what was an awful day anyway.
rossn - AltLd O/S - Feb/03 with Nick Bryan

Gambit - Lead O/S - Feb/03 with Carl, Tim

NeilGriffiths - 01/Apr/02 with Tom Hubbard

Gman - AltLd O/S - Apr/02 with Carl, Rich

fell 8m at Tower Gap
Goody - 2nd dog - 02/Mar/02 with Conan Harrod

Dave fell into Tower Gap. Not helping himself by pulling the sling of the block as he went. I made the mistake of belaying him from the gap. No damage done though!
Conan - Lead - 02/Mar/02 with Dave Goodman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/02

Hidden - Mar/02

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/02 with Christian Minett

PenJD - AltLd O/S - Feb/02 with Jon Ascroft

seanyt - Solo - Feb/02

Hidden - 2002

Jamie B - AltLd - Apr/01 with Simon Franks

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/01

crowberry gully - AltLd - 18/Feb/01 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - Lead - Feb/01

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/01

deep deep wet snow, took 8 hour for the ridge
niall_mac - 2nd - Nov/00 with am_bodach

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/00

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 2000

prcleary - AltLd - 2000 with barny hopton

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/99

frost - Solo - Mar/99

Chad123 - Feb/99 with Muppet

fritz_in_aotearoa - 1999

kjbix - AltLd - 1999 with Rob Gray

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Dave Almond - Solo - 1999

nickdonohue - AltLd - 09/Mar/98 with Caley Latham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/98

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/98

Louis Hume - Lead - 1998 with Mustillos

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/97

Sunset & moon shining through on summit. No rush & great day out. Stayed at C.I.C. Hut.
iskra2000 - AltLd - 21/Jan/97 with Mark Smith

Neil Conway - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Steve Hardy

My 2nd scariest climbing moment ever when Tony tested a belay and pulled the block out of the wall resulting in a full rope length fall (150 feet) off the side of the ridge. To this day, I still can't work out how I held on with no other protection! Continued to the summit with 2 broken ribs and a knackered rope.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/96 with Tony Chaplin

Tim Bateman - Lead - 06/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/96

Climbed on good neve, superb
michaelb1 - AltLd O/S - Mar/96

Good day on firm snow
michaelb1 - Lead - Mar/96

Smith42 - Feb/96

butteredfrog - Apr/95

Hidden - Solo - Apr/95

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/95

Classic day, down via CMD Arete.
TobyA - AltLd O/S - Apr/94 with Ed

tev - AltLd O/S - Apr/94 with Stuart McK

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - Mar/93

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/93

cornishmackem - AltLd O/S - Feb/93 with Tim Bantam

Hidden - Lead - Jan/93

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/92

FrankW - AltLd O/S - Mar/92 with Unknown

marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - Feb/92 with Banjo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/92

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Feb/92 with NBarrowclough

Moved together for much of it. Neil's first winter climb.
Iain Thow - Lead - 23/Mar/91 with Liz Jolley, Neil Davis

Grezza - Solo - Feb/91

craig h - AltLd - 08/Jan/91 with Nick D

Hidden - Solo - 1991

Hidden - Solo - 07/Nov/90

clarky_two - Jul/90

Yourlead - Lead - 22/Apr/90 with Iain href=""
rob from scotland - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/90 with Tom Shaw

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/89

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Dec/89

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/89

Very fast ascent. Roped up for the Tower Gap only.
Steve Crowe - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/89 with SimonGee

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jan/89

surfbish - Lead O/S - Feb/88

gallonj - 1988

Slept on the top. Sleep is not an accurate description. Serves us right for leaving Glen Nevis at 9.30am in Feb.
Tim Sparrow - 1988 with Scoob, Alex Langdon

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/87

Richard Weller - AltLd - 02/Mar/87 with John Sanders, Nigel Thompson

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/87

Hidden - Lead - Feb/87

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/87

ChrisJD - Lead - 05/Jan/87

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/87

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/86

scree - AltLd - Feb/86

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 06/Jan/86

johnkeith - AltLd - 1986 with G. Callander

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/85

neil3965 - AltLd - Jan/85 with Pete McKenzie

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1985

Perfect conditions. I only led the pitch past the tower
Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/84 with Andy Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/84

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 1984 with tim wright

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 21/Mar/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Stuck behind a very slow party, and consequently onto the plateau in the dark and truly wild weather. Another descent down Five Fingers Gully! All part of the full Scottish experience! An ascent with Paul Harding a couple of years later resulted in retreat from just below the Eastern Traverse with 20+ people in the queue ahead of us. Perfect neve too!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jan/83 with Jim Symon

Took 75mins
Bob - Solo O/S - 1983

GordonHart - AltLd O/S - Jan/82 with Dave Monteith

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/81

Hidden - Mar/81

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/80

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 28/Jan/80 with Lesley Kirkwood

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Bob Teale, John Bogg, Alan Whitworth

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/77

Al's diary records 'Done in a howling gale and whiteout'. It was a full-value Scottish day then!
Falko - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/76 with Al W.

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 12/Apr/75 with Ken Taylor

Traversed too low. Climbed difficult and largely unprotected (and belay-less) pitch to regain the Eastern Traverse
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/75 with Derek Holt

Hidden - 1975

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/69

Bobs first winter route I think. Done a number of times whilst living in Onich including one night ascent in deep powder after work.
uphillnow - Lead - Jan/64 with bob Taplin

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hard V0 of 129
V0 of 129
easy V0 of 129
hard IV3 of 129
IV16 of 129
easy IV71 of 129
hard III38 of 129
III1 of 129
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hard 40 of 115
40 of 115
easy 47 of 115
hard 317 of 115
385 of 115
easy 35 of 115
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easy 20 of 115
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Clean repeat