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

team fat belly 03/Apr -

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.

with Chris
chrisallan 03/Apr AltLd O/S
Phil Ingle 02/Apr AltLd O/S
with Richard Lade
Dougbart 29/Mar Lead

First pitch in poor condition, unconsolidated snow and no ice, pretty scary. Second pitch was good. Wild weather

with Ruban
Dazluke2000 24/Mar 2nd
davebrox 24/Mar Lead
Jonny Nick 22/Mar AltLd O/S

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.

andymcronald 18/Mar -

Fantastic conditions. Continued on to tower ridge.

climber34neil 17/Mar -

With matt Stygall and ian

just one more 15/Mar Lead O/S

First pitch thin, fine to climb but spaced gear. Rest in great nick. Rich's first Scottish route, good effort

with rich h
Paul Figg 14/Mar AltLd
with Andy Brown
Andy Hewison 14/Mar AltLd

First pitch was a bit thin, 2nd ice pitch (led by Drew) was in great condition and awesome to climb.

with Drew Connelly
phil64 14/Mar Lead rpt

Great nick, abbed down 34rte

alexm198 11/Mar AltLd O/S

Cracking climb. In 3 pitches, lead P2. Wild day on the Ben, got blown over on the walk out!

mark-abz 05/Mar 2nd
with Michael B, Matt S
Hidden ?/Mar 2nd
SteveJCox 28/Feb Lead O/S

P1 and 2 then abbed off. Lots of unconsolidated snow and spindrift galore!

with Tom Cox
Tom Cox 28/Feb AltLd
johnrich 25/Feb 2nd
with Luke, Mike Pescod
davidbird63 25/Feb AltLd O/S

Led P1. First Scottish V lead. All good. Great ice. Finished down 1934 by abseil. Want more of this!

with Zep Mouris, David Adcock
ten4dave 25/Feb AltLd
Paul Figg 21/Feb AltLd
Hidden 21/Feb Lead dnf
Stuart the postie 21/Feb AltLd
with Ian Dempster
Nick Clement 21/Feb AltLd O/S
with Paul Figg
sj87 18/Feb 2nd β
Finn Curry 17/Feb 2nd
with Paul Warnock
Timothy Miller 15/Feb AltLd O/S
peter neden 15/Feb Lead
Hidden 15/Feb Lead O/S
bullwinkle 14/Feb AltLd O/S


with Alan
Samantha Dickson 14/Feb 2nd
Lawrie Brand 10/Feb AltLd O/S

Excellent conditions

with Mark Stevenson
mike.moss 08/Feb Lead O/S
with Andy Crutchley
gst 07/Feb AltLd O/S

2 pitchef then abseil. Colwyn did 1st I did 2nd.

with Colwyn Jones
Hidden 04/Feb AltLd O/S
gingerking ?/Feb AltLd
stephen ashworth ?/Feb AltLd
with Mark booker
arose 28/Jan -

Marginal ice on first pitch. Lots of slush

with Craig, Ed Luke
Martin McKenna - UKC 17/Jan AltLd O/S

Lead the crux 2nd pitch. Ice wasn't great...sketchy!

mjsmith1973 17/Jan 2nd
with S.Ritson, C.Marlow
Hidden 16/Jan AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 16/Jan AltLd O/S

Ice on 2nd pitch was unconsolidated. Decended 1934 route.

with Random Irish Dave, Ally Hurst
davkeo 16/Jan AltLd O/S
davkeo 16/Jan Solo dnf

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.

Hidden ??/2015 -
tallpaulselfridge 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Amazing day on the Ben! Impeccable leading as always from doug. Finished off with Tower Ridge

Dougbart 30/Mar/14 Lead

with paul selfrige
Palindrome 18/Feb/14 2nd dog

Second pitch hadn't consolidated, sugar snow and tons of it made climbing difficult. Didn't finish up 1934 route (avalanche risk).

robpartridge 12/Jan/14 AltLd

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

with Johnny Harris
Hidden ??/2014 -
Scott Rankin 13/Apr/13 AltLd
Gordon Lacey 13/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Scotsken 08/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

Rapped after first pitch due to fatigue, frozen ropes and lack of psyche... One to return to!

with Jonno
Nick Russell 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

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

with Clay
Hidden 07/Apr/13 AltLd
Clay C 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick R
Dave Douglas 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

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.

petegunn 29/Mar/13 AltLd

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 : )

with Ash, Tom
Two Cams Tom 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Tim Rodgers 28/Mar/13 AltLd
with Chris Down, Mike Lea
Hidden 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/13 Lead
Andy Moles 20/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Adam, Ferdia
Hidden 20/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
ferdia 20/Mar/13 2nd
with Adam Russell, Andy
Just Another Dave 20/Mar/13 2nd

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.

with Jo Bertalot
DPaul 19/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with R.Asher
Thoms6974 18/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with James
Harry Holmes 17/Mar/13 Solo O/S
abbeywall 17/Mar/13 AltLd

2 great pitches, led 2nd

with K
alastairbegley 17/Mar/13 Lead O/S


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

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.

JamieSparkes 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

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!

with Jon dL
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead
Poco Loco 16/Mar/13 2nd

Really enjoyable on good ice. Enough interest with the steeper sections.

with Alastair
Hidden 16/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 16/Mar/13 2nd
Matthew Robinson 14/Mar/13 AltLd
with Ewan
Captain Solo 14/Mar/13 AltLd

2 good long pitches, well stepped out, descended 1934 route, climbed with Matt.

Hidden 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hoyes 10/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Another blue sky day. Good first pitch. Paul led crux second pitch, which was steep and had brittle ice. Two abseils down 1934 route.

with Paul S, Mel M
Hidden 10/Mar/13 AltLd
Jack00 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Olly
ollyroberts 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Jack
furbrow 09/Mar/13 AltLd
with Ruth L
Andy Hewison 08/Mar/13 2nd

Did first pitch then abseiled back down as the weather was awful (very windy). 2nd Belay was dripping.

Hidden 06/Mar/13 2nd
Ken Applegate 04/Mar/13 Lead

Great route! Second pith was dripping wet, but the ice was still in very good condition.

with Stephan
DPaul 01/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

Bailed from cave,ice melting badly

with R.Asher
DeanD 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
dav_713 ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with Andy MacDonald, Davie Scott
jamesturnbull ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with aiden
Hidden 26/Feb/13 AltLd
Jamie B 25/Feb/13 AltLd
with Richard Gentry, Jamie Hagemann
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Stuzz 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Gwilym
Shaw Brown 23/Feb/13 AltLd

Hooks all the way but didn't spoil the fun. Nice route.

with Loz
Dino Dave 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 20/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
dizzyg 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with rob the caver, aidy
The Patriot 17/Feb/13 2nd

Great day. Thanks Phil.

with Phil Dowthwaite
Hidden 16/Feb/13 AltLd dnf
jaggy bunnet 15/Feb/13 AltLd
with frazzy4
davesa 15/Feb/13 2nd

only pitch 1 it was melting!

Charlie Zephyr Booth 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S

abbed down after first pitch because of heavy sugar comeing down the route, thawing as well! lovely pitch!

with michael kirby
Simon Yearsley 12/Feb/13 AltLd
with Helen Rennard
Rob84 11/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Handy, Si Ashmore
Hidden 11/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Andrew Sloan 10/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

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.

with Steve Grove
morsy 08/Feb/13 AltLd
with gerhard mors
benclimbing 08/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route in great condition. Good gear and belays all the way. Easy down climb down the 1934 route

with graham boistelle
morsg 08/Feb/13 AltLd
mjsmith1973 06/Feb/13 2nd
with Mike Pescod
luckyjim 03/Feb/13 AltLd
with D Helm
Hidden 01/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
captain ??/2013 -
ashpreston ??/2013 -
Dave Hill ??/2012 -
Heike 19/Mar/11 AltLd

Great day to have with my husband! Thanks to our climbing partner for babysitting!

with Brian
simon_D 18/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon
simondunf 18/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon
chmckay 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Graham Boistelle
Hidden 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S
sparbus 15/Mar/11 AltLd
with mike b
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd
masa-alpin 22/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Ed P
Tim Sparrow 22/Feb/11 AltLd
with Pete Robinson
Hidden 21/Feb/11 2nd
tim newton 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Grezza 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S

cave intact

with Paul E
glenngordon 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with jerry millichip
bob johnson 11/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Mike Pescod
Simon K 10/Feb/11 2nd
with BJ, Mike Pescod
rob1 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
jacobfinn 29/Jan/11 2nd β

First grade V. Amazing route, especially 2nd pitch from the cave belay.

with Doug Spencer (Falkirk), Euan Whittaker
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd
adie84 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 31/Mar/10 2nd
frost 30/Mar/10 AltLd

against the odds considering the weather.

with Duncan Tunstall, Adam
A Crook 30/Mar/10 2nd O/S

superb climb excellent neve and ice, the ice cave beeing a real highlight

with Duncan Tunstall, Simon Frost
Ice Spider 14/Mar/10 AltLd
Johann 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Dave Kirkby
John Carney 10/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Rob Jarvis
Hidden 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S
sparbus 07/Mar/10 AltLd
with steve
CurlyStevo 07/Mar/10 AltLd

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

with Ben
mikehenesy 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S

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!

with Tom Boeux
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead
Limestone-Lad 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

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.

Spence22 06/Mar/10 AltLd
with Guy
Ken Applegate 04/Mar/10 AltLd

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.

with Scott Kirkhope
Lamb 28/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent route, great ice, good afternoon. Lead 3rd pitch.

with Martin, Mike
Hidden 24/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/10 AltLd
niallk 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch. Hard ice, but stepped. Cracking pitch. Finished up Tower Ridge for the full Ben day.

with Willie
Drapes 19/Feb/10 2nd
with Richard Bentley
Phil Jennings 19/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
dj_brigham05 18/Feb/10 Lead O/S
rclarke 18/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/10 AltLd
Pete Main 15/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Thin but wicked

with Andrew S
Hidden 15/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
nickcanute 12/Feb/10 AltLd

a superb friday, good conditions and had it to ourselves all the way up tower ridge. sunset on summit, top day out.

Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
lemon 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Joe and James
Hidden 31/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
cragmanuk ??/2009 -
with Ian Lamb
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Skinny Kin 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Some ice in the groove. Nowhere as thick as Norway.

Nicos 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S
dangates ??/2008 -
with Cheese/ Tim Darlow
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 14/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
marcoleptic ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Ben
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/01 -
Hidden 22/Feb/01 AltLd
Dave Kerr 18/Feb/01 AltLd
with Steve Wells
James W ?/Feb/01 -

climbed down tower ridge in dark

with walter
nickdonohue ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
Hidden 22/Jan/00 AltLd
akhughes ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
plain kitten ??/2000 -
Yourlead 17/Mar/96 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 09/Mar/96 AltLd
NickJH ?/Mar/96 AltLd O/S
with JOwen, I Smith
Hidden 10/Feb/96 AltLd
pingora 13/Apr/94 AltLd O/S
with Shaun R
Campbell42 12/Mar/94 AltLd O/S
with Adam Wainwright
Derek Ryden ?/Feb/94 AltLd O/S
with Ian Parnell
Steve Crowe 02/Mar/89 Lead O/S

Early start, fast ascent, continued up Tower Ridge.

Hidden 05/Mar/88 AltLd
Hidden 24/Mar/87 AltLd
GaryK ?/Jan/87 AltLd O/S

Soloed it the following year and have climbed it twice more since then. Have climbed it with ice over the cave and without.

with Kev Howett
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 Lead
with Duncan Bond
charlesmfrench 08/Apr/84 AltLd O/S


with Alan Bennett
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Lone Rider ??/1984 AltLd

Given IV in the day

with Al Scott
charlesmfrench 08/Apr/83 AltLd O/S


with Alan Bennett
Mark Kemball 24/Mar/83 AltLd
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
mark-abz 13/Feb/83 AltLd
with Walter P
Hidden 08/Mar/80 AltLd
Bruce Kerr 03/Feb/80 AltLd
with Lesley Kirkwood
Falko 02/Feb/77 AltLd O/S
with Martin Kaye
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