Reasonable nick early morningstudgek - 25/May/13
Dean's first route on the ben great day out, opted for the not so east finish.
jshields - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Dean Jones
My first level ii and climb on Ben Nevis.
Jones_d - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Jon Shields
Good conditions. Upper snow slope a bit wind slabby so opted for a direct finish to the left of the pinnacle rock up a steep water ice section. Took the large cornice direct.
Mattlloyd10 - Lead - 27/Mar/13
Snow a bit crusty on top section. Weather stunning!
bms - Solo - 27/Feb/13
Not great snow to finish on - breaking through the neve crust and looking a little slabby on avalanche prone slopes....
stratandrew - Solo - 26/Feb/13
Climbed as 2nd route after Garadh gully. Incredible conditions, everything bomber except last 15ft below top-out. Underestimated the length of the exit traverse (tiring!) but the views back across Ciste were astonishingly good. Great day out!
Doogleman - Solo - Feb/13
Good conditions, bomber neve all the way. Bit surprised by the length and lack of belays so topped out in the dark.
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Alex Tuck
markwarner - Solo - Jan/13
Very very deep snow on route nice first pitch with some nice ice
easers - AltLd - 19/Apr/12 with Doug Aitken
suess - AltLd - 04/Mar/12
Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Ian Clifford
cliffy - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Julian Prieto
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12
Moved together. Some fairly rotten ice to start, then an easier snow plod (without much gear) up to the cornice. Popped my head over the top to be greeted with gale force winds! Continued to Ben Nevis Summit and practiced white-out nav on descent.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with James Bisset, Paul Crowsley
As we got higher we thought it'd get colder. It didn't. Backed off in heavy rain having failed to find any belays and with the ice melting in front of us. Looking at the pics here, the first pitch was comparatively anorexic.
Mr Fuller - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/12
TeeBee - AltLd - 17/Feb/12
First proper winter climb, unprepared and very cold but learning... just top up at dusk and went down the tourist walk in the dark. Great day out
pelvoux - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Oskari
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/12
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jan/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/12
JBROWN41 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with James Davis
Meinertzhagen - 2nd - 23/Jan/12 with James Davis, James Brown, Alex Brock, Jamie Paterson
Parked in north face lower car park. Easy ascent up to climb, ascending slowly due to second party. became benighted due to late start.
Abrockalypse - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with James Brown, Jamie Paterson, James Davis, Hannah Meinertzhagen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12
nutty_didz - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Ben Kelsey, Remus Knowles
Was aiming for gully number two, but missed, just ended up finding the easiest path through the white out. some great sections and surprisingly not too out of condition either. fairly spicy top-out, fragile ice that fractured away and getting increasingly steep to a very wind blown pull over the top cornice. brilliant day out
benkelsey - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Didier Nuttall, Remus Knowles
centurion05 - 2012
Dave Latimer - Solo - 05/Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
Set out to climb various routes that weren't in condition following a substantial thaw. Headed up to No. 2 Gully Buttress, but that too was very thin, so soloed this, and finished up a grade III groove.
Ken Applegate - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Scott Kirkhope
Crap conditions, bailed out!
Only a hill - Solo dnf - 02/Dec/10
Cruddy snow where it mattered. Bailed.
JamesRoddie - Solo dnf - 02/Dec/10
Hidden - Solo - 12/May/10
Snow plod. Ice fall lower down was pleasent but very easy. Rest of route a long traveresing snow plod. Not much gear under conditions, Belays OK.
moved together on last section. No cornice to speak of.
StuDoig - Lead - 20/Mar/10 with Juliette Robertson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
colinthrelfall - 2010
Foul conditions, bit of a snow plod really with a tricky corniced exit.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with SteveyM
SteveMyatt - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Mark Fairbank
Climbed as 3 with Adele and Steven McFaulds. Adele and I alternated leads. Very nice sunny day and quite warm with good ice and neve. Worthwhile route but took us a long time due to climbing as 3.
mauchie - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Adele Martin
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 28/Feb/09 with Huw
Had a slushy epic getting to the base of the route in thick clag. Racked up late, roped up too early. Got disorientated and hadn't checked the guidebok properly. Believed other people's opinions when we were actually in the right place all along. Found the initial icefall but it was largely detached from the rock with water running underneath. Backed off in the name of sensibility and retraced our slushy steps to the CIC hut. Approx 40m vis all day.
SteveM - AltLd dnf - 16/Feb/09 with Andy
Last of the day, no problem but the top slopes went on a bit!
KeithW - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/09
Hidden - Lead - 29/Dec/08
Lead novice climber adding in some ice steps on the way. Clear sunny day, watched sunset from the summit, descent via Number Four Gully.
Merlin - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08 with George Blackbourn
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/08 with Katharine
Katharine.eaton - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/08 with Dom
Hidden - Solo - Dec/08
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Nov/08
lots of steep snow big cornice
anderson405 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/08 with son Donald
got frost nip
glaramara - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with dr marten
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Al Goodridge
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd - Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd - Apr/08
Phil1967 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Bruv
Me and Bruv on one rope, Rob and Mark on another rope. Did an extra pitch at the beginning.
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Bruv, Mark Moore & Rob McEvoy
John Kettle - AltLd - 17/Feb/08
Excellent condition. Found nice 3/4 entry pitch on left. Moved together in middle and did expert's choice variation at finish on brlliant ice. Great climb in brilliant situation.
dthomson - AltLd - 16/Feb/08 with Mark Bannan
jonnie3430 - Solo - 16/Feb/08 with Ewan
Karlos - AltLd - 15/Feb/08 with Mark B
first outdoor ice route
chalk monster - AltLd - 15/Feb/08 with Karl
Jamie B - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/08 with Client
ruggystunts - Solo - 14/Feb/08
Watty - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/08 with A.Watt
Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/08 with Nicholas Watt
Good climb with a nice ice pitch
jimsrankin - AltLd - Feb/08 with John
Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with Phil, Martin
Just Another Dave - Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
CurlyStevo - Solo - 2008
Variation L-hand finish maybe III,4?
Jamie B - AltLd - 17/Dec/07 with Alan Halewood
Hidden - Solo - 31/Mar/07
ed woods - 25/Mar/07 with Sam, Chris
Hidden - Solo - 25/Mar/07
Hidden - Solo - 25/Mar/07
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with Phil
with Matt & Nick as a 3. Moved together most of the time. Great neve but thin ice higher up so didn't find the variant finishes. Sunshine on the summit, great day.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Matt Smithers
abbeywall - AltLd - 2007
Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/06 with Ed Morrison, Henry Castle
Hidden - Solo dnf - 27/Nov/06
Hidden - Lead - 05/Mar/06
Captain Solo - Solo - 25/Feb/06
Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/06
Jez - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/06 with Jack
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05
Hidden - Lead - Feb/05
icescrew - AltLd - Mar/04 with Graham Temple
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/04
steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with Paul Rowlands
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/04
biggianthead - 19/Feb/04 with T
My route was a combination of the Garadh Gully, then joining the Reaburn's easy following a ledge a few meters above the top of Garadh.
sebastien - Solo - Feb/04
clams - AltLd - Feb/04 with AD
Went a little astray at the top and ended up at the eastern traverse on tower ridge....great finish!
andyinglis - 2004 with neil adams
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/03 with Andrew Parish
bms - AltLd - 24/Feb/03 with BCS
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/03 with Tom Buggy
Gman - Lead O/S - Feb/03 with Carl
Hidden - Mar/01
niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/00 with am_bodach
Descended down it after climbing the Cascade. Easy and good conditions.
TobyA - Solo O/S - Feb/95 with Ed, Paolo
Hidden - Lead - 1994
FrankW - AltLd O/S - Mar/92 with Unknown
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 16/Mar/81 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby