Number Two Gully*** II
[Soloing Number Two Gully in perfect conditions, 2 kb]120m. a nice aesthetic grade II gully. be sure to keep left at the cornice!!

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Photo: Soloing Number Two Gully in perfect conditions © Chris wilson
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Banked out with well frozen neve.
bms - Solo - 17/Apr/15

IggyGoesPop - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/15

In descent
arose - Solo - 21/Mar/15 with Mark Chambers

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

Moved together through spindrift powder to first snow ledge. Finished from there in 2 pitches. Julian took the top crawling under the cornice on the right. Very banked out with snow that was soft at the bottom and top.
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Julian Sorrell, PCC

Hard ice at the top. Ice pro on sides was getting a bit slushy in places.
kermit_uk - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/15 with Steve Woolass

boyson - 2nd - 09/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/15

sj87 - 2nd - 2015

Theeni - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14

Ndawson - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Alex Hebden

Really great gully, however due to the wind the spindrift funnelling down was not too fun! Absolutely amazing blue skies and a route which we really enjoyed! Cornice was only small which made life easier!
Ahebden93 - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Neil Dawson

Ski descent
Jamie Johnston - Solo - 28/Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 30/Nov/13 with Chris Down

SPD224 - Lead - 30/Nov/13 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis

Group outing for Brian's 100th visit to Ben summit Plenty snow in the gully
gst - Solo - 01/Jun/13 with BS, CJ, AM, GM

Ski descent - lower 2/3rds of gully only. Top 1/3rd unskiable due to deep runnel feature.
Jamie Johnston - Solo - 09/May/13 with Blair Aitken, Paul Easto, Andrew Napier, Dave Anderson

hydraulicwave - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13

steven - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13 with Rob Hunt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/13

Second most of the way as first winter route.
James90 - 2nd - 03/Mar/13

mhamiltonj - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with James

steve7734 - AltLd β - 03/Mar/13 with Romain Sacchettini

brad_tait - AltLd - 02/Mar/13

morsg - AltLd - 01/Mar/13 with Douglas Gray

Brilliant conditions!
MattKnox - Solo - 27/Feb/13

cat22 - 23/Feb/13 with Mike

Hidden - 21/Feb/13

Anhibian - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Jared Kelvey-Brown

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13

greglad - Feb/13

Plenty of unconsolidated snow in bottom half of Gully.. keep close to one side and avoid the middle.. top half was nice hard neve
luckyjim - Solo - 19/Jan/13

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

Very buisy but great snow ice
Spudt - 12/Jan/13

moved together. pleasant enough but no difficulties
tomdude - 12/Jan/13 with marie

Very busy. Chose to move together. Lots of fun and really atmospheric. The snow ice was perfect!
marie_p - 12/Jan/13 with Tom

daWalt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with dwhaley

carl_123 - Solo - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - 11/Jan/13

WillCass - 2nd - 11/Jan/13 with Si

Day after being posted up in Glencoe Mountaineer's blog, the route was packed! There must have been 10 teams on it at a time at least!
Euan Strachan - 11/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/13

JamesRoddie - Solo - 10/Jan/13

Jamie B - Solo - 10/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jan/13

In descent lovely gully.
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/13 with Myself!

Dreadful weather but still really good firm snow and ice and an atmospheric cornice at the top. Moved together and practiced some pitching and snow belays - Great company, great winter day out!
rusteswan - AltLd - 08/Jan/13

Snow pack generally good, but melt water dripping from buttresses. Large cracks in the snow pack and cornice
waiting for snow - Solo - 06/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jan/13

joermann - Solo - 01/Jan/13

Very late start to the day after the previous nights frivolities ...
GeorgeWoodward - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Ben Hester, Joe Mann

Hidden - 2013

ewen75 - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 15/Dec/12

Snow and ice on the mountain generally quite detached from the rock. Gully was still very lean and significantly harder than last time I climbed it. Probably around 40m+ of pretty good ice through the narrower section was great fun, but the fun ended higher up. Horrible unconsolidated snow giving way everywhere and worsening towards top. Had to chop away the soft cornice to get out (very unpleasant). It's a great climb and had the snow been better this would have been my fave day out! But be warned, this gully is especially unpredictable
Doogleman - Solo - 29/Nov/12

Still winter on the Ben! Sarah's first winter route
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/12

Soft snow and ice at the start of gully making progress slow but ice did improve further up. Final two pitches were solid and at a hard grade II.
philipstead - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

good firm conditions, no cornice
michaelb1 - Solo - 31/Mar/12

jshields - AltLd - 18/Mar/12 with Ed James

Conditions at top surprisingly good and enjoyable. Just over three hours from car park to summit, so more like running than climbing.
Poco Loco - Solo - 17/Mar/12 with Dave M, Harvey

Lovely climb
richardshoes - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/12

Ken Applegate - Lead - 14/Mar/12 with Dave, Connie

Sam Warby - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/12

joeydurkin - Lead - 05/Mar/12 with Tango Joe

HIGHTOWER - Lead β - 05/Mar/12 with Kiren (Kinloss)

Climb and ski descent, deepest powder found on the Ben today, amazing skiing if a little narrow at the top. Once it opens up it becomes very atmospheric. Didn't cross cornice as icy, stopped and started descent a bit lower...
Chad123 - Solo - 04/Mar/12

Ken Applegate - Lead - 03/Mar/12 with Ben Wallace, Scott Kirkhope

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/12

Moved together. Easy snow plod, well stepped out so didn't bother placing any gear.
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Steve Wales, James Bisset

Would have soloed if not thaw conditions. Good route though.
alifin - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Aidan Roe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/12

thomb - Solo - 01/Mar/12

JezzaCat - Mar/12 with Ben

Hidden - Solo - 28/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 27/Feb/12

Claggy, headed up with Tom B and Ben the pilot. They headed off and we banked in a blade and I lead off. Lost and scant on pro, thought we might movre together but lack of coms. Put my two screws in the ice and Joncame up, good practice. Jon happy with moving together, snow pretty ok. And thenthe top! Back down via the lockan.
mikehenesy - Solo - 25/Feb/12 with Jon Binns

up and down to warm up.
Ollie B - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/12

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

Bob.allan - AltLd - 12/Feb/12 with Steve, Gavin L, Rew ferguson

Gavin L - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Steve, Bob Allan, Rew Ferguson

PieMan - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Paul

Climbed with Jim McCall Leading. Others in Group: James & Bill Buckley, Tom. Dave & Paul
David Judge - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/12

Didn't bother with ropes untill we got to the cornice.
Jones_88 - Lead - 02/Feb/12

jonbwoy - 02/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/12

Pohil - Solo O/S - Feb/12

simonward - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12

Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12

Icy at the top.
stephenarnold - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/12

Rhydian Evans - Solo - 10/Jan/12

Blurgy319 - Solo - Jan/12

Jackspratt - Solo O/S - Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/12

goatee - Solo - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Good spring snow with some reasonable neve requiring crampons. Getting a bit thin exiting left at the top and the cornice is drooping with a big crack behind it!
Northern Mountain Monkey - Solo - 22/Apr/11

Still in condition, just.
brwilson - 13/Apr/11

CacCarnBeag - AltLd - 13/Apr/11 with Bruce, Freddie, Sally

Lots of snow and some ice left. Big cornice, avoided deviously
frecro - AltLd - 13/Apr/11

the super indirect abseil finish in the wet to comb gully buttress
Timo Austino - Solo - 03/Apr/11 with Nats

twem - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Andy Harbach

Thin conditions on the Ben in general, but good, icy conditions in the Gully. Descended via No4 Gully
Stephen Halliday - Solo - 06/Mar/11 with Neil Halliday

Tried cornice on right. No chance! Went more easily on left. Fantastic route.
keith hal - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Peter Berwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

SPD224 - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Ben Storey

Semi soloed, stuck on a rope to get over the cornice.
baileyswalk - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/11 with mark bannan

suess - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Pete23 - AltLd - Mar/11 with Keith Haldane

robgixer - AltLd - Mar/11

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Easiest conditions I've done it in. Just roped the step over the cornice.
Conan - Solo - 29/Jan/11

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11

mikemartin - Solo - 26/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11

Didn't quite go to plan. Swam through snow for the majority of the gully, difficult to find runners and the occasional good belay. Ran the last pitch out too far, couldn't surmount the cornice and didn't have enough rope to escape it on the left, panicked and froze, couldn't go back down and had to be rescued. All in all an eventful route but not something I want to repeat anytime soon.
ckmoffat - Lead dnf - 22/Jan/11 with Dave

morsy - Solo - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/11

great firm neve up this athmospheric gully (good trainging for the calf muscles!)
HansUDes - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/11 with Bradley Morrell

gateaublaster - Solo - Jan/11 with Graham

A really nice atmospheric gully. Make sure to keep left at the top section though as cornice is often impassable to the right and centre.
Doogleman - Solo O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Paul Boggis - Solo - 2011

Andy Hewison - 2011

gripped01 - Solo - 15/Dec/10 with Dave Tait

Quite crappy snow made way to good snow ice. Absolutely no gear.
Mr Fuller - Solo - 14/Dec/10 with Tom Dewhurst, Martin

tomtom89 - Solo - 14/Dec/10

Martin McPhillie - Solo - 14/Dec/10

ChrisWills - Solo - 14/Dec/10 with Tom Dewhurst

A lot of very firm snow-ice about, and only a very small cornice.
JamesRoddie - Solo - 13/Dec/10

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/10 with sam read

Very nice spring-like conditions on the Ben. Grade I up until the top 100m, which felt like grade II. Gear hard to find.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Rachel B

Top two pitches nice, bottom sugary. Glorious still weather
Batt - AltLd - 12/Dec/10 with James Hoyes

Nice quick route up into the sun! Easy conditions, not sure it warrants II when like this.
isi_o - Solo - 02/Dec/10 with Lorraine McCall

Dave Mason - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/10 with Rob Wymer

Soft in places, well consolidated in others. A good day out
Stewart B - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

Between the approach and the route its self we must have encountered almost every snow type known to man! knee deep powder, rock hard neve and everything in between. Really nice route though. Some lovely ice formations in it.
Stuzz - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/10 with Kev

helleuva walk in .. i feel like i was hit by a train today
gateaublaster - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/10 with Graham

A fantastic route with near-perfect conditions underfoot. Some crevasses near the bottom but all easily avoidable. The gully itself was a stonking great slope of hard glacier ice, getting steeper and steeper until the improbable final pitch. A detour left to avoid a huge cornice. What a way to end the season!
Only a hill - 12/May/10 with James Roddie

See below!
JamesRoddie - Solo - 12/May/10 with Alex Roddie

Led with Anne the one axe wonder. Buried in snow making finding gear and belays hard. Cornice at top much larger than the previous week.

27/Mar/10 (Alt Lead with Chris) Took ages to find the route due to low visibility even though i've done it before. Route was in good condition. Almost entirely snow with ice on sides of gully. Lots of spindrift avalanches.

3/Jan/09 (2nd with Griff) Plenty of ready made steps bashed in by the traffic jam above. The route gets more interesting higher up.
climberuk - Lead β - 03/Apr/10 with Anne

danleyden - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Jenny James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/10

Peter Sowerby - 2nd - 27/Mar/10 with Harmony Smith, Dan Bulman, Martin Smith, Josef Frank

crispy - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Steven

Rewarding first winter alternate lead but couldn't enjoy the view from beyond the cornice due to complete white out conditions...
gianpaolo - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/10 with Simon, Dave, Sarah

el cholo - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Lucy

Hidden - Lead - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

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

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

definitely stay left at cornice! otherwise you'll find a pretty scary traverse under cornice
JonmapDL - Solo O/S - Feb/10 with Chris g

al jackson - 2nd - Feb/10

Hidden - Jan/10

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

A bit of an epic. Gully was in relatively good nick, with nice neve. Snow was a bit rotten towards the top, the cornice pitch was totally unprotected. Should of piched less and soloed more!
jamie0510 - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/09

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

lizzie_malc - 2nd - 18/Dec/09 with Jamie Nicholson, Andy Wilkinson

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 05/Dec/09 with Cath Sullivan

willoates - Lead - Dec/09 with lawrence

Roch - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with MRT

bombed by falling ice from above
icescrew - Solo - Mar/09 with The Badger, The Fox

jmaskill - 2nd - Mar/09

With TtB and Flat Eric. Backed off just before the opening near the top due to bad conditions and vis.
critchlg - AltLd dnf - 27/Feb/09 with Matt

A fine route, cornice most entertaining in Ice Jedi style.
freemanTom - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/09 with Paul W, Kyle and Burncool

Kyle Rance - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/09

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/09

Poor vis meant we could not find the route. Tried to exit using Raeburns Easy but ended up backing off due to cruddy ice and snow conditions.
Alpandy - AltLd dnf - 16/Feb/09 with Steve

oliverk - AltLd - 01/Feb/09 with Michael

size9hex - Solo O/S - Feb/09 with Matt Coulburn, Kyle Rance, Tom Evans

tomtom89 - Solo - Feb/09

yellow - AltLd - Feb/09

that_idiot - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/09 with Colin

dicky79 - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Nicola

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/09

Excellent neve again
KeithW - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/09

moved together
texuspete - 02/Jan/09 with Rob Pontefract

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/09

tumbling wizard - Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - Jan/09

Ross McGibbon - 2009

Mog - AltLd - 2009

CT6419 - 2009

sj87 - 2009

After backing Five finger discount due to the very suspect looking ice section (Not attached and with a big crack in it!)we did this a a quick way to the top - enjoyable but a touch on the easy side.
loonyclimber - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08

bms - Solo - 31/Dec/08

carl_123 - 2nd - 31/Dec/08 with forshaw

Hidden - Lead - 30/Dec/08

adamscottthomas - Solo - 29/Dec/08 with Nick Lambert

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Jon Moulding

joeydurkin - 2nd - 22/Dec/08 with Rad, Ben C

good easy gully,blue skies party of four
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - Solo rpt - 05/Dec/08 with David pillok

really good conditions/snow, big steps
willoates - Solo O/S - Dec/08 with Chadders

yellow - 2nd - Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - Dec/08

crowberry gully - AltLd - 10/Apr/08 with Ross McGibbon

Moved together and then I led one pitch through the cornice at the top. Good fun, staightforward.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/08 with Robin Macintosh

Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Jonny & Anton

sdawson1 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/08 with swifty

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Jim Keeley

Hannah Evans - 2nd - 19/Feb/08 with Max Hunter

ruggystunts - Solo - 18/Feb/08

Fantastic my first real winter climb
Andy DB - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Jos

Hidden - Solo - 16/Feb/08

Very busy. Solid neve all the way up. Bomber ice near the top, beautiful ice screw belay.
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Andy Blackett and Jonny Taylor

Conditions were easy, more like grade I, but still very pleasant.
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Mick D, Andy Platell

jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with James, Andy B

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 15/Feb/08 with Jeanie

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/08

jcurley - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/08 with Chris Drinkwater

included a pitch of III ice on the left wall below cornice
joe king - Lead - 10/Feb/08 with Rose

Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Paul

led it on cold hard clear windy day, having 2nd it 3 days previously.
andy hunter - Lead - Feb/08 with mark

Cold and sunny, good snow in the gully.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Chris Lodge

Climbing during a pretty continuous flow of very heavy spindrift avalches. Then got hit by the cornice as it collapsed on top of us, sent my partner for a spinning 15meter fall unside down! Then he set of a windslab avalanche onto my head. A rather painfull day.
JDSwain - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/08 with Alex Balch

First scottish winter route
alexelliott - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/08 with Merlin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/08

A great soloing route.
Merlin - Solo rpt - 03/Jan/08 with Alex Elliot

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/08

kingjam - Lead - Jan/08 with Craig Higgins

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/07

Bob.allan - 2nd - 23/Dec/07 with stewart, Jason Mitchell

Jamie B - Lead rpt - 20/Dec/07 with Will Bayliss

PMatt - Solo - 16/Dec/07 with Paul Crowther

Soloed up to the first icy bit then simil climbed the rest. One wee icy ramp then stuck to the left wich also had some nice ice.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Mark Jarvie

adw07 - AltLd - 08/Dec/07 with Magnus Johnson

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Martina

latitude - Solo - 18/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07

Alec - AltLd - 17/Feb/07 with John and Pete

matt.woodfield - Solo - 08/Feb/07

cliffy - AltLd - Feb/07 with Julian Prieto

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Ian Clifford

viking - AltLd - Feb/07

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jan/07

First scottish winter climb.
davefount - Solo O/S - Jan/07 with Will, Alex and Ian

alan wilson - 2007

jamestheyip - 2007 with Descend

Nevis_Ben - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/06

giknockerpod - Solo O/S - Dec/06

Hidden - Solo dnf - 27/Nov/06

Banked out with snow
andy wa - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/06 with Mark F

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/06

Full on Scottish weather, frozen eyebrows.
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/06 with Charlie Everett, JDP

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/06

broc - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/06 with Luke

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

Epic Ebdon - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/06 with Jon Rogerson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/06

Darrell Read - 01/Feb/06 with Michael Maben

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/06

My first winter route, perfect blue skies.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/06 with John Stewart

Grade III 2 huge ice bulges.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Russel Barbour

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/06

Jim Haydock - Solo - 21/Jan/06 with fRED

First winter climb, awsome.
MRJ - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/06 with Andy, Russ, Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/06

industrialiceman - Lead - Jan/06

Dave Latimer - Lead - Jan/06

Hidden - 2006

centurion05 - 2006

Ice Spider - Lead - 2006 with Stewart

Chris L Hill - Lead O/S - 2006 with Ed Cheadle

Difficult walk in through deep snow up in Coire na Ciste. No other parties in whole corrie. Route looked unlikely until well into gully. Soloed up soft snow all the way to the first ice pitch. Fantastic ice canopies overhanging gully. First pitch (DP) up steep thin ice with couple of tricky moves over chockstone (crux) and then easier angled snow to below 2nd ice pitch. 2nd pitch (AH) fairly easy angled ice through narrows and through route past grounded icicle to easy cornice and plateau.
DavPk - AltLd - 31/Dec/05 with Adam Henly

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/05

Thin conditions with plenty of water ice.
bms - Solo - 27/Dec/05

Hidden - Solo - Dec/05

Second time I did this, easy climbing and quite busy. The first time it was full of spindrift and was in lean conditions.
jasonC abroad - Dec/05

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - Dec/05

Roch - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Gary Hope

Andrew1 - 2nd - Feb/05 with Andy Lewington

Tony the Blade - Solo - Feb/05 with Harry Miller

John Simpson - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Steve James, Yan

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/05

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

sam coward - AltLd - Apr/04 with Mike and Lisyane

Howard J - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/04 with John Waterhouse

crowberry gully - 09/Mar/04 with Ross McGibbon

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 07/Mar/04 with Roddy

Tony the Blade - AltLd - Mar/04 with Harry Miller

Hidden - Lead - 22/Feb/04

malc - AltLd - 16/Feb/04 with RL

Gman - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with James

clams - AltLd - Feb/04 with AD

Hannah V - 2nd - 31/Jan/04 with Dave Pritt + others

Charlie wp Hill - 2004

a crampon fell off towards the top hehe!
ferdia - 2nd - 08/Apr/03 with Steffan Davies, Kerry Marshall, Will Donaldson, Sion Wilcox, Andrew Wielochowski

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 29/Mar/03 with DG, Flexibility Boy, Mrs Weasel

McGus - 2nd - 22/Mar/03 with Ruth and Mark

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/03 with Colin Imrie

And Rachel James
Howard J - AltLd - 01/Mar/03 with Conan Harrod

mitch - Solo - 01/Mar/03

gripped01 - 2nd - Mar/03 with Jon Naylor

biggianthead - 15/Jan/03 with HT

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jan/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Gibson27 - AltLd - 2002

Captain Solo - 2nd - 21/Apr/01 with Ian Everard

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/01

Soloing seemed like a great idea until we arrived at the cornice. First time I'd seen one close up from underneath. Overhanging and creaking in a particularly sinister way. Eventually got over, with a long sling around an icicle for protection. Then had to borrow rope from a party on top, to bring Chris up - since ours was in his rucksac! Still got a bit to learn about this winter lark.
Andy Clarke - Solo - 16/Apr/01 with ChrisB

Solo descent
BenTiffin - Solo - Feb/01 with Dan Robinson

nickdonohue - Lead - Feb/01 with Kath Donohue

johnkeith - Solo - 2001

abbeywall - TR - 2000

akhughes - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/98

Jacob Ram - Lead - 22/Mar/98 with anthony aylett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/98

John Pickles - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/98

Jamie B - AltLd - Dec/97 with Nick Howard

42 metre rope
IanMcC - AltLd - 01/Feb/97 with eldiablo

Hidden - Solo - 03/Mar/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/96

leonjones - 2nd - Mar/95 with Pete Miller

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jan/95

Ched - AltLd O/S - Jan/95 with Mark Hamilton

Andy Say - Solo - 14/Apr/93

Martin 'led' the first 'pitch'. We then decided we'd move together, as he wasn't placing any gear, and trying to excavate a belay seat was taking ages. I then 'led' the last 'pitch', in that Martin stood to one side holding the rope while I climbed through the cornice with rope attached. I don't think he was actually belayed to anything. All the gear and no idea, only without all the gear.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/93 with Martin

Hidden - 1992

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/91

luckyjim - Solo - Mar/90

Hammy - 22/Feb/90 with Mark Eccles etc.

solo on my own.. no crampons. cut steps on top bit and cornice . v steep. still my worst ever epic, total gripper. what the hell was i thinking of? verging grade III on the day even if i'd used crampons.
jlury - Solo - Jan/90

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1990

In descent
Lone Rider - Solo - Jan/83

sacdenouilles - Solo - Mar/82

Mike C - Solo - 24/Mar/79 with Charlie Grey, Cindy Johnson, John Griffiths

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/77

Hidden - 1975

mikej - Solo - 06/Apr/69 with Wil Hurford

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