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
Hidden - Solo - 09/May/13
hydraulicwave - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13
steven - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/13 with Rob Hunt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/13
easers - 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
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
nikkimac - 11/Jan/13 with Euan Strachan
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/13
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
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
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
Easy conditions, not any ice in the gully. very pleasant and almost some sun! Quite good navigation to no4 gully afterwards. Climb is very atmospheric, the gully really entices you to enter and explore! We pitched it but there wasn't much gear in the middle - some hollow sounding ice so I found a rock nubbin. At the top there were some good ice screws and then finally amanda put in a snow stake which was sweet
jim.barritt - AltLd - 02/Mar/12 with Amanda Redvers
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
thomb - Solo - 01/Mar/12
JezzaCat - Mar/12 with Ben
Hidden - Solo - 28/Feb/12
Steve Woollard - Solo - 27/Feb/12 with Andy Matthews, Joe Bellows
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
simonward - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12
Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Simon Ward
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
goatee - Solo - 2012
Narked4fun - 2012
bandersnatch - 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.
irn_brurocks - 13/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/11
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.
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
Climbed with dad. An exciting fall on the cornice but good recovery.
scottbecker - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with John Becker
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 with martina
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
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/11
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
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
LucyG - 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
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/Feb/09
A fine route, cornice most entertaining in Ice Jedi style.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 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
Chris wilson - Solo - 02/Jan/09 with Allan
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
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
Hidden - 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
Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/08
A great soloing route.
Merlin - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/08 with Alex Elliot
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - Jan/08
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/08
Jim Walton - 2008
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
Hidden - 2008
kingjam - Lead - 2008
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
Alpine style for speed.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/06 with Steve Clough
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/06
dpmUK - 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
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
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/05
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
andybrown114 - Lead - 22/Feb/04 with Tony Lancashire
malc - AltLd - 16/Feb/04 with RL
Gman - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with James
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jan/04
Charlie wp Hill - 2004
a crampon fell off towards the top hehe!
mctinkno - 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
LakesWinter - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/01 with Wil
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
BenTiffin - Solo - Feb/01 with Dan Robinson
johnkeith - Solo - 2001
abbeywall - TR - 2000
akhughes - 2000
Excellent gully very atmospheric!!
wadey1973 - AltLd - 10/Apr/98 with Alan Swan
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
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
Tarquin - 1992
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/91
luckyjim - Solo - Mar/90
Hammy - 22/Feb/90 with Mark Eccles etc.
Hidden - Solo O/S - 1990
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
mikej - Solo - 06/Apr/69 with Wil Hurford