Vanishing Gully*** V 5
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Ticklists: Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

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Still in good condition and now the first pitch has been cleaned a bit to reveal the rock gear it is reasonably well protected. Use the belay in the cave to the right of the cluster of death tat, you can still just about squeeze in and its bomb proof. The second pitch is still in reasonable condition.
team fat belly - 03/Apr/15 with Chris

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/15

First pitch in poor condition, unconsolidated snow and no ice, pretty scary. Second pitch was good. Wild weather
Dougbart - Lead - 29/Mar/15 with Ruban

Dazluke2000 - 2nd - 24/Mar/15

davebrox - Lead - 24/Mar/15

First pitch falling apart, bit of gloves off rock climbing needed at one point. Rest of the route in better condition but still had to search out the good placements. First grade v route.
Jonny Nick - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/15

Fantastic conditions. Continued on to tower ridge.
andymcronald - 18/Mar/15

With matt Stygall and ian
climber34neil - 17/Mar/15

First pitch thin, fine to climb but spaced gear. Rest in great nick. Rich's first Scottish route, good effort
just one more - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with rich h

Paul Figg - AltLd - 14/Mar/15 with Andy Brown

First pitch was a bit thin, 2nd ice pitch (led by Drew) was in great condition and awesome to climb.
Andy Hewison - AltLd - 14/Mar/15 with Drew Connelly

Great nick, abbed down 34rte
phil64 - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/15

Cracking climb. In 3 pitches, lead P2. Wild day on the Ben, got blown over on the walk out!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/15 with Frazer Burley

mark-abz - 2nd - 05/Mar/15 with Michael B, Matt S

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/15

P1 and 2 then abbed off. Lots of unconsolidated snow and spindrift galore!
SteveJCox - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/15 with Tom Cox

Tom Cox - AltLd - 28/Feb/15

johnrich - 2nd - 25/Feb/15 with Luke, Mike Pescod

Led P1. First Scottish V lead. All good. Great ice. Finished down 1934 by abseil. Want more of this!
davidbird63 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/15 with Zep Mouris, David Adcock

ten4dave - AltLd - 25/Feb/15 with David Bird

Paul Figg - AltLd - 21/Feb/15 with Nick Cement

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/15

Stuart the postie - AltLd - 21/Feb/15 with Ian Dempster

Nick Clement - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Paul Figg

sj87 - 2nd β - 18/Feb/15

Finn Curry - 2nd - 17/Feb/15 with Paul Warnock

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15

peter neden - Lead - 15/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/15

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Alan

Samantha Dickson - 2nd - 14/Feb/15 with Tim Miller

Excellent conditions
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/15 with Mark Stevenson

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Andy Crutchley

2 pitchef then abseil. Colwyn did 1st I did 2nd.
gst - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Colwyn Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/15

gingerking - AltLd - Feb/15

stephen ashworth - AltLd - Feb/15 with Mark booker

Marginal ice on first pitch. Lots of slush
arose - 28/Jan/15 with Craig, Ed Luke

Lead the crux 2nd pitch. Ice wasn't great...sketchy!
Martin McKenna - UKC - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Luke McPhee

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 17/Jan/15 with S.Ritson, C.Marlow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/15

Ice on 2nd pitch was unconsolidated. Decended 1934 route.
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/15 with Random Irish Dave, Ally Hurst

davkeo - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/15

Climbed up to cave. Condition of ice hereafter didn't feel so good. Abed back down but was soon up again having forced myself upon a climbing pair at the base. Led pitch from cave which felt better with a rope.
davkeo - Solo dnf - 16/Jan/15

Amazing day on the Ben! Impeccable leading as always from doug. Finished off with Tower Ridge
tallpaulselfridge - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Douglas Bartholomew

Dougbart - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with paul selfrige

Second pitch hadn't consolidated, sugar snow and tons of it made climbing difficult. Didn't finish up 1934 route (avalanche risk).
Palindrome - 2nd dog - 18/Feb/14

Conditions on the Ben aren't great. Soloed 1st pitch as no decent ice for screws, 2nd pitch took good screws for the crux. Good fun route
robpartridge - AltLd - 12/Jan/14 with Johnny Harris

Hidden - 2014

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 13/Apr/13

Gordon Lacey - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Scott Rankin

Rapped after first pitch due to fatigue, frozen ropes and lack of psyche... One to return to!
Scotsken - AltLd dnf - 08/Apr/13 with Jonno

A really good route, and with the continuation up Tower Ridge, an excellent day! Got a late start (11am at the CIC hut), but long days at this time of year so ok. Pitch 2 would have been very hard if not so stepped out. Actually found the hardest climbing on P4 (one of the "easy exit pitches') where we encountered an ice fall and icy chimney with no hooks or in fact any signs of traffic. Most people had abbed off after P2
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Clay

Smith42 - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with Dave Douglas

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Nick R

Wanted a quick day and opted for the first 2 pitches then abbed off. Would be good to link with the ridge for a bigger day out.
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with paul smith

A glorious and quiet day on The Ben. Sunshine and very little wind, even the turbine at the hut stopped briefly! Two excellent pitches with good hooks on the second : )
petegunn - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Ash, Tom

Two Cams Tom - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Ash, petegunn

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 28/Mar/13 with Chris Down, Mike Lea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/13

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with Adam, Ferdia

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/13

ferdia - 2nd - 20/Mar/13 with Adam Russell, Andy

Amazing, Perfect ice but quite hacked out with hookable placements. Weather much worse than predicted with strong winds and spindrift so didn't venture anything higher or longer.
Just Another Dave - 2nd - 20/Mar/13 with Jo Bertalot

DPaul - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/13 with R.Asher

Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/13 with James

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/13

2 great pitches, led 2nd
abbeywall - AltLd - 17/Mar/13 with K
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13 with James Pomeroy

climbtim - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13

Steep crux and hilarious quantities of spindrift for Jamie on p2. Led p1, 3, 5 - glad we continued after p3; p5 is a fun ice chimney lead.. Memorable decent off tower ridge; hearing desperate pleas on the wind from Orion face "take on blue... pleease.." was pitiful but quite comical for some reason.
JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Jamie Sparkes

First grade V. Hard pitch from cave, not sure about this being the end of the difficulties, there was a stiff grade IV ice pitch at the top of the snow field!
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Jon dL

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/13

Really enjoyable on good ice. Enough interest with the steeper sections.
Poco Loco - 2nd - 16/Mar/13 with Alastair

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 14/Mar/13 with Ewan

2 good long pitches, well stepped out, descended 1934 route, climbed with Matt.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 14/Mar/13

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

Another blue sky day. Good first pitch. Paul led crux second pitch, which was steep and had brittle ice. Two abseils down 1934 route.
Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Paul S, Mel M

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Mar/13

Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Olly

Pitch 2
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Jack

furbrow - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with Ruth L

Did first pitch then abseiled back down as the weather was awful (very windy). 2nd Belay was dripping.
Andy Hewison - 2nd - 08/Mar/13 with Mark Chadwick

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/13

Great route! Second pith was dripping wet, but the ice was still in very good condition.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 04/Mar/13 with Stephan

Bailed from cave,ice melting badly
DPaul - AltLd dnf - 01/Mar/13 with R.Asher

DeanD - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Cliff lowther

dav_713 - AltLd - Mar/13 with Andy MacDonald, Davie Scott

jamesturnbull - AltLd - Mar/13 with aiden

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/13

Jamie B - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with Richard Gentry, Jamie Hagemann

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

Stuzz - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Gwilym

Hooks all the way but didn't spoil the fun. Nice route.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Loz

Dino Dave - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/13

dizzyg - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/13 with rob the caver, aidy

Great day. Thanks Phil.
The Patriot - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Phil Dowthwaite

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Feb/13

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 15/Feb/13 with frazzy4

only pitch 1 it was melting!
davesa - 2nd - 15/Feb/13

abbed down after first pitch because of heavy sugar comeing down the route, thawing as well! lovely pitch!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13 with michael kirby

Simon Yearsley - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with Helen Rennard

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/13 with Chris Handy, Si Ashmore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/13

Climbed to the top of the difficulties and than abseiled down '1934 route' The enjoyment slightly tempered by the unremitting cold wind. I led second pitch. Route very well travelled and I suspect in easy condition.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/13 with Steve Grove

morsy - AltLd - 08/Feb/13 with gerhard mors

Brilliant route in great condition. Good gear and belays all the way. Easy down climb down the 1934 route
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13 with graham boistelle

morsg - AltLd - 08/Feb/13 with Stephan Mors

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 06/Feb/13 with Mike Pescod

luckyjim - AltLd - 03/Feb/13 with D Helm

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/13

captain - 2013

ashpreston - 2013

Dave Hill - 2012

Great day to have with my husband! Thanks to our climbing partner for babysitting!
Heike - AltLd - 19/Mar/11 with Brian

simon_D - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Simon

simondunf - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Simon

chmckay - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Graham Boistelle

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

sparbus - AltLd - 15/Mar/11 with mike b

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/11

Lead P1,P2, moved together in P3. A bit thin in P1, but rock gear was available. At least half a dozen parties were on the route. Felt as IV/V 4 in the condition we met. Ed's first V.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Ed P

Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 22/Feb/11 with Pete Robinson

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/11

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11 with lee leatherbarrow

cave intact
Grezza - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Paul E

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with jerry millichip

bob johnson - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with Mike Pescod

Simon K - 2nd - 10/Feb/11 with BJ, Mike Pescod

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11

Good route across all pitches. Leading the first pitch required some concentration as the snow/ice was on the soft side. Ab'ed off above the difficulties.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Rob Gray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11

First grade V. Amazing route, especially 2nd pitch from the cave belay.
jacobfinn - 2nd β - 29/Jan/11 with Doug Spencer (Falkirk), Euan Whittaker

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/11

adie84 - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/10

against the odds considering the weather.
frost - AltLd - 30/Mar/10 with Duncan Tunstall, Adam

superb climb excellent neve and ice, the ice cave beeing a real highlight
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/10 with Duncan Tunstall, Simon Frost

Ice Spider - AltLd - 14/Mar/10 with Tony Barton

Johann - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Dave Kirkby

John Carney - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Rob Jarvis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/10

sparbus - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with steve

nice route lead pitches 1 & 3, wouldn't take much thaw for the bottom pitch to be no good though. We did the first 3 money pitches and then abbed off (as suggested in the winter climbs guide) and did some ice bouldering
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Ben

First grade V climb, first V lead for Tom! If you don't include yesterdays!! Straight forward nice ice and neve, second pitch easy as well travelled, steps kicked. Good but spaced solid pro. Done in tandem with Jim and Bill, us at the front. Well done all round - marvellous!
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Tom Boeux

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/10

With RK. Two pitches of ice then an ab down 1938 Route(?). First pitch physically narrow, placing axe above axe rather than side by side, easy angled. Second pitch lovely steep ice, two steps little respite between them. An easy evening route after the slog into the CIC.
Limestone-Lad - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Spence22 - AltLd - 06/Mar/10 with Guy

Led p2, the crux pitch. Pitch 1 was fine, although quite chopped up. Crux pitch was steep, but with plenty of hooks, and steps for feet. Abseiled back down 1934 Route.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 04/Mar/10 with Scott Kirkhope

Excellent route, great ice, good afternoon. Lead 3rd pitch.
Lamb - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/10 with Martin, Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/10

Lead 2nd pitch. Hard ice, but stepped. Cracking pitch. Finished up Tower Ridge for the full Ben day.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Willie

Drapes - 2nd - 19/Feb/10 with Richard Bentley

Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/10 with Kieran Leary

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/10 with Rich Clarke

rclarke - 2nd - 18/Feb/10 with Dave Brigham

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/10

Thin but wicked
Pete Main - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/10 with Andrew S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/10

a superb friday, good conditions and had it to ourselves all the way up tower ridge. sunset on summit, top day out.
nickcanute - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/10

lemon - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Joe and James

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

cragmanuk - 2009 with Ian Lamb

Seymore Butt - 2009

Some ice in the groove. Nowhere as thick as Norway.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/08 with John Flitcroft

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

dangates - 2008 with Cheese/ Tim Darlow

Hidden - 2006

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

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

marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Ben

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

Hidden - Mar/01

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/01

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 18/Feb/01 with Steve Wells

climbed down tower ridge in dark
James W - Feb/01 with walter

nickdonohue - AltLd - Feb/01 with Mark McCarthy

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/00

akhughes - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

plain kitten - 2000

Yourlead - 2nd - 17/Mar/96 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/96

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Mar/96 with JOwen, I Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/96

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/94 with Adam Wainwright

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Feb/94 with Ian Parnell

Early start, fast ascent, continued up Tower Ridge.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/89 with SimonGee

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/88

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/87

Soloed it the following year and have climbed it twice more since then. Have climbed it with ice over the cave and without.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Jan/87 with Kev Howett

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1985 with Duncan Bond

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

Given IV in the day
Lone Rider - AltLd - 1984 with Al Scott

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 24/Mar/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

mark-abz - AltLd - 13/Feb/83 with Walter P

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/80

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 03/Feb/80 with Lesley Kirkwood

Falko - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/77 with Martin Kaye

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