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

Hidden 23/May Lead
Hidden 23/May AltLd
Webster 17/May AltLd O/S

still stonking great ice in mid may!!! fantastic climb, more interesting than comb gully

EmSto 17/May 2nd

Great day out. Frozen from about 900m and nice ice on the first three pitches. Lots of fresh snow falling on the Ben and still very much winter high up!

with Katie Bowen, David Webster
Hidden 17/May -
gjd 02/May AltLd O/S

soloed p1, I led p3 & 5

with Brian H
Hidden 02/May Lead O/S
MightyStew 30/Apr AltLd O/S
HaddRoots 30/Apr AltLd

Was in good condition, great route and a lovely day!

with Stewart
hamishfrost 25/Apr 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr AltLd
Ewanski 11/Apr -

great condition. Weather was really good, wind not anywhere near what was forecast.

with Bruce M
Tony Ryland 11/Apr AltLd

Gnarly day, lots of spindrift Led 2&4, both long pitches

with Steve Barby
Brucemacrosson 11/Apr -
with Ewanski
Chrismith 04/Apr AltLd
with Shane
Hidden 29/Mar AltLd
olekemi 29/Mar Lead O/S

Simul-climbing all the way.

with Colin D
SUColdo 25/Mar AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
Nath93 25/Mar Lead O/S

A great climb. Bomber placements the whole way and pretty good gear. Went direct up the steeper ice pitch at the top which was probably the technical crux but well protected.

Seymore Butt 25/Mar AltLd
Nemo9 24/Mar AltLd

In great condition.

with Jim
Hidden 23/Mar AltLd
Fiona Reid 21/Mar AltLd O/S

What a day! Stunning weather and conditions. 5 pitches. Led odd pitches. Mike finished direct.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 21/Mar AltLd O/S

Very enjoyable. A bit hooked out but didn't spoil the fun.

with Fiona
BoulderyDave 21/Mar Lead O/S

First Scottish winter lead. Seemed like good conditions to me, some sections lacking protection.

bullwinkle 21/Mar AltLd rpt
with Bart
Hidden 21/Mar AltLd
Hidden 21/Mar AltLd rpt
Hidden 21/Mar -
neal 21/Mar AltLd

I led P1,3,5. P1&2 were very easy with so much good snow and ice. p3 &4 had a bit more interest, optional steeper sections. P5 also optional nice steepish ice section before good snow for top out and buried axe belay. Beautiful day, descended CMD

with Stuart Mcleod
jshields 20/Mar AltLd
waiting for snow 20/Mar AltLd O/S

Very fat, but needs a good freeze. Screws were placed for psychological protection only.

petegunn 19/Mar Solo O/S

Superb. First time placements, apart from a small icy section just before the top. : )

Hidden 18/Mar 2nd
DanielBryan 18/Mar 2nd
Tim Davies 16/Mar -

Perfect conditions

ADAMSTUBS 16/Mar 2nd O/S
J_Trottet 15/Mar AltLd O/S

Magnificent conditions

with Klaus, Steve
Matt1234 15/Mar Lead O/S
steve7734 15/Mar AltLd O/S
with Jocelyn Trottet
Hidden 15/Mar Lead
Hidden 15/Mar AltLd O/S
nclarey 15/Mar AltLd O/S

Led 1, 3 and 5. Apparently was in easy condition, no major difficulties encountered. Led a good short ice pitch between the left and right exits for a bit of excitement.

Hidden 14/Mar AltLd
elliptic 14/Mar Solo
Harrynichols 14/Mar AltLd O/S
Harry Holmes 14/Mar Solo O/S
El Plunge 14/Mar AltLd O/S

Great conditions

FreddieSmith 14/Mar 2nd O/S
with Danny Grifths
DavidMcK 14/Mar AltLd O/S

Fantastic conditions! Harry did a great job on his first winter lead

Hidden 13/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar AltLd
tallpaulselfridge 10/Mar AltLd
with easers
marxk 28/Feb -

Good nick, heavy spindrift

Lumbering Oaf 16/Feb AltLd O/S

Great route. Stepped out but still enormous fun. Worthy of its stars.

David Kay 16/Feb AltLd RP
with Matt Box, James Hoyes
Hoyes 16/Feb AltLd rpt
Ben Sharp 14/Feb Lead
phildawson 14/Feb AltLd O/S
with Ally Smith
Hidden 14/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb -
Louvet 13/Feb 2nd
with Tarquin
JackM92 12/Feb AltLd O/S

Stepped out, easy, no cornice.

Hidden 12/Feb AltLd O/S
stufish 11/Feb AltLd O/S
with Drew
smithjmw46 09/Feb AltLd O/S

Second attempt after poor conditions last year (and third for lee!) My first proper winter lead. What a day.

mussonlr 09/Feb AltLd
Olli-C 08/Feb AltLd O/S


with Pete Edwards
Hidden 08/Feb AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb AltLd O/S
gst 08/Feb AltLd O/S

Great condition, great fun.

with Euan Fowler, Brian Shackleton
Bob1984 07/Feb AltLd
with Andrew Broadway
andybroadway 07/Feb AltLd

Lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Awesome route on a stunning day. Perfect.

Sardien 07/Feb 2nd O/S

What a great winter day, loved it!

Hidden 06/Feb 2nd
Karlos 06/Feb AltLd O/S

Mage early start in order to complete it before lunch. Started just as it got light. Led P2 and P4. Found some of the fixed belays, but had to use 3 screws for the others. Final steep ice was dinner plating and proved a but tough. Amazing route in impressive location.

with Steve Ashworth
The Bad Cough 06/Feb Lead O/S
with Jack Southward, Tom Simpson
mike_w18 05/Feb 2nd

Good ice throughout, small cornice.

with Neil
Neil Hamlet ?/Feb 2nd
stephen ashworth ?/Feb AltLd
with Karl stewart
Hidden ?/Feb Lead O/S
davkeo 19/Jan Solo O/S
Timothy Miller 10/Jan Solo O/S
arose 04/Jan AltLd

Thin but good. First pitch felt hard but could have been the manflu

luckyjim 04/Jan AltLd
with D Helm
joesmith 04/Jan AltLd
Hidden 03/Jan Lead
David Kay 02/Jan AltLd dnf

Ice was sketchy and I got avalanched on. Good reasons to retreat.

plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 30/Dec/14 AltLd dnf
Palindrome 29/Dec/14 2nd O/S
alastairbegley 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Brilliant conditions, first time placements all the way.

robgixer 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S

excellent conditions, not a lot of snow build up so good ice all the way.

Tom F Harding 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
mrbird 27/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Lead O/S
luckyjim 25/Dec/14 Solo
Blurgy319 25/Dec/14 2nd

Not banked out at all, ice was steep and fun, not a breath of wind and great views even regarding the fantastic inversion over the mouth of the coire, merry Christmas!

with Ben Thynne, Joey Durkin
robertmichaeladams 25/Dec/14 Lead

Some quite steep bits

with Bex
Cameron94 ?/Dec/14 AltLd

Behind another team, slow work but a good route. Ice was great for axes poor for screws.

ShoePolice 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

stunning day

with Andy Wilson
Hidden 12/Apr/14 -
Andy Hewison 12/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

Made the best of a bad day. Pitch one banked out, getting over the glide crack was interesting as it had soft snow above it. Route generally good and even got some screws in. Cornice still above route so traversed left slightly and took a very run out climb to the top. Good climb though.

with Drew Connelly
smithjmw46 10/Mar/14 2nd dnf
with Lee Musson, Nathan Jones
joe king 22/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

Pitch one banked out, only recognised the rout due to spindrift coming down.....It was easy til the cornice.......hint - go left...

with steve pettit
steveP 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Banked out and walls plastered with little available gear. Monster cornice - some of which collapsed as Dapper was trying to tunnel through it. Eventually turned on the left after a looong traverse. What a day!

tommytuffa 17/Jan/14 Lead
with Tim C
wilkinscl 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Ice was just about formed on most of the steps however protection was sparse for the majority of the route. Spindrift was relentless and sometimes exceptionally heavy. Cornice was soft and difficult to overcome.

morpcat 10/Jan/14 AltLd

Needs one more thaw and freeze and it will be there. Climbable but it's mostly frozen snow still, not yet proper ice. Very few good screw placements.

Bcrich01 ?/Jan/14 AltLd β
Hidden ??/2014 -
saintlade ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
cottoneye ??/2014 -
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
Mr. K 20/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Bailed on pitch one due to questionable ice and relentless spindrift avalanches.

with Simon Perry
Hidden 12/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Part of a 3-route solo link-up -

OwenF 07/Apr/13 AltLd
with Calum
Clay C 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Rob
R_W_M 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Really excellent route, climbed under almost-clear-blue skies, sustained interest and axcellent quality ice, but never difficult

with Clay
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
Jamie B 03/Apr/13 Lead
with Jens Mieth
Sutty22 02/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent weather today. Climbing conditions were great with styrofoam snow and good ice. The ice was well hacked and stepped out which made it a touch easier. I led 2, Dave, 1,3 & I let him do 4 for me after my calves felt like they were on fire. My first ice route on the Ben, brilliant!

with Dave Gleave
TRFrost 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 31/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Jo Dungl
Brannock 31/Mar/13 -

With robby and ben, been wanting to do this for a while. Led first two pitches and last one over the cornice, really good route.

mhamiltonj 31/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/13 2nd
np134 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
MPSBunny 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Split it into 5 pitches. John won rock, paper, scissors so took the first two pitches which he lead like a beast despite having to wait behind a party of two at both belays. We then switched leads and I took the next two. These were pretty epic with the 4th pitch wiping me out, though thanks so it being pretty hacked out and screwing into pre-screwed holes I managed to get to the top. For the final pitch we swapped again, something I was very glad of, and John took us up and over the cornice.

ffdalton 18/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Dean Dalton
Little AndyH 17/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
DeanD 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead
Gazlynn 16/Mar/13 2nd
andyinglis 13/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd
Dougbart 11/Mar/13 AltLd
with Iain
Robertgiddy 10/Mar/13 -
D.Russell 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

pitched 1 and 2 then moved together.

jon22 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
manxclare 09/Mar/13 AltLd

Blowing a hooooolie! lovely top out ...

with jon22
nickwhimster 08/Mar/13 Lead O/S
monsteratt 08/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Did 2nd+4th+...pithes. Enjoyable in good conditions. First proper route on the Ben :-)

with Nick Whimster
Ken Applegate 07/Mar/13 Lead

Day of work. Wild on the walk-in, but the gully was sufficiently sheltered, and amazingly, it was quite still on the summit plateau. Oh, great climbing, and hooked all the way.

with Scott, Caley
Andy Hewison 07/Mar/13 2nd

Good route, good ice, last pitch/top out was good.

Hidden 04/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Stuzz 04/Mar/13 AltLd
with Gwilym
sweenyt 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 03/Mar/13 2nd
Scott Rankin 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Martin McKenna - UKC 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Stepped out

Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead
Julian Prieto 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
cliffy 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
davidbird63 01/Mar/13 2nd

First grade IV. Great climb. Beuatiful day. Bring it on.

ten4dave 01/Mar/13 Lead
DeanD ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Rickrick ?/Mar/13 AltLd
ClemmieMitchell ?/Mar/13 2nd
five ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Cornice hardest pitch - long and very steep, but lovely snow-ice.

with MG
Ewan Russell 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S

good in easy condition. did direct finish which was brittle

with Myself!
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Feb/13 -
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
spearing05 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb on next to no sleep. Glad Andrew had pitch 4. Cheeky little traverse on steep ice off the belay followed by a 35m runout.

with Andrew
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
JamesMortimer4 24/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Feb/13 AltLd
Ste Ridd 21/Feb/13 AltLd
3kidsandanorton 21/Feb/13 AltLd
keithlambley 21/Feb/13 AltLd
with Jeff H, Kate R
Hidden 20/Feb/13 2nd
malc 20/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with AP
NathanP 11/Feb/13 2nd
Pete23 09/Feb/13 Lead
with Gary McCaulay
Gary Macaulay 09/Feb/13 2nd
with Peter Berwick
mickd ?/Feb/13 AltLd
markwarner ?/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/13 2nd
JasonK 12/Jan/13 AltLd

Brilliant route on a great day. Lead the 1st and 4th pitch, the 1st definitely being the crux in very lean condition. Felt like top-end IV today.

RKernan 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

first pitch thin but great fun!

with Brendan Bailey
danny appleton 12/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
luckyjim 12/Dec/12 AltLd

the beauty of midweek climbing had the gully to ourselves!

with Evelina
freyja 12/Dec/12 -

what a glorious climb in sunshine!

with jim
Gene00 07/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tom Campbell 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

first pitch of diana then on to green gully. very rotten. Last ptich very thin. I'd stay clear

DrJon 24/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Ice a bit thin in places but route in good nick overall. Occasional steep ice a little tricky but bits in between nice and easy.

with John
HendrikTBB 24/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with AO, DrJon
Batt 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Good conditions, peg belays mostly

Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
Hoyes 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Sustained and quite bold, but never difficult.

Pat-H 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with florian, ivonne
goatee 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

We did it in four pitches with Kevin leading the last. A full 60mtr final pitch over a couple of steep bits led to communication difficulties

with Kevin Ring
Hidden 18/Feb/12 -
Ollie B 17/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Good condition, mostly frozen snow-ice.

with S.Bennett
phillipjohnson 17/Feb/12 AltLd

second and fourth pitch.

alpinebutterfly 17/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/12 AltLd
Andy_B39 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with James Davidson
Theeni 13/Feb/12 2nd
with Mike Kennedy
kenneM 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Mostly in good nick with snow ice most of the way and a few steeper sections on water ice.

with Henry Crosby
Liam FLeming 13/Feb/12 -
Hidden 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S
radioshed 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2, a bit wet really, but still very fun.

with Albert P, dave s
palimer 11/Feb/12 Lead
with Matt
David Stevens 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Albert Palomer, Matt Craig
Hidden 07/Feb/12 2nd O/S
ewen 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Ian Hinkins 04/Feb/12 2nd
with Ewen Turner
jamesh 03/Feb/12 2nd
with Jim Unwin
jcurley 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris Drinkwater
Hidden 02/Feb/12 2nd
Mr Wild 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Dave Barker
al jackson ?/Feb/12 AltLd
DPaul 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Finished direct over small cornice.Good nic,great climb.

with P Atkinson
Matthew Robinson 30/Jan/12 2nd
with Gordon, David
andy dunn 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with J
The Big Sender 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Wild day out! Bit cruddy at the start, good ice further up.

skippyridgway 15/Jan/12 2nd
with Ali Walsh, Natalie White
edmitchell 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Awesome route!

MrRiley 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Utterly superb! Really enjoyed this one! great ice on every pitch and some good banter with other teams

emmarowe 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd
nicjbuk 13/Jan/12 AltLd

superb condition. kept pitches short due to a team above.

with ross nicol esq
Hidden 12/Jan/12 2nd
JanBella 10/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
luckyjim ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tom Campbell 31/Mar/11 AltLd
pete87abs 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with sinclar
abbeywall 29/Mar/11 AltLd

did direct finish. First time placements all the way

with K, AC
Rick Ashton 29/Mar/11 AltLd
with James calender
theycallmefrodo 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Awesome conditions, great day and a beautiful route. Ice was in really good nick. Felt more comfortable on the steep ice here than in the last pitch of glovers the day before.

with David Tait
Rope 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Myself colin and Archie

artyscot 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Nice placements good ice despite thaw well worth the slog in

Jim Slater 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
Ann S 26/Mar/11 2nd

Good toffee ice and easier than normal.

with Scott Kirkhope-MIC aspirant
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
carl_123 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S

easy for the grade, with good ice and nevi

Hidden 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Sankey 23/Mar/11 2nd

A bit damp, but good fun

with Ian, Bruce Poll, Simon Oxley
Ken Applegate 06/Mar/11 Lead

Guiding day. Good condition in the gully, crux and direct finish had very good ice.

with Dimitri, Ashley
paul79 06/Mar/11 -
Heike 06/Mar/11 AltLd
with Pete
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
frecro 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike Cross
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
jaggy bunnet 05/Mar/11 AltLd
with frazzy4
Hidden 03/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
tomshanti 01/Mar/11 2nd β

excellent conditions,good snow ice.easy r/h finish

with nigel hooker
Hidden ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Spongebob 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Erik_M 28/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Had some time left after Tower Ridge so make the most of the amazing weather and climbed this one too! Great route!

with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Timo Austino 27/Feb/11 Lead

classic link up i'd wanted to do for ages - bit spin drifty but proper scottish:)

with Nats
Tom Redmond 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

amazing climb!!! steep ice pitch was immense!! hairy top out!

with mike watson
Hidden 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 21/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/11 AltLd
chapmand 12/Feb/11 AltLd
with Dougie Maudsley, Matt Balmer
Haighy 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Awesome conditions

Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
robcrowther 06/Feb/11 2nd
lawrenceK ?/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead rpt
danJBA 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Kayan 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/11 -
machars 23/Jan/11 AltLd
Ben Sharp 23/Jan/11 AltLd
clive-greenwood 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Great neve conditions. Comfortable leading, adequate rock belays.

with Dave payne
Anthony Dixon 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
stef050 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with sam, graeme watson
mark_jc 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Lead dnf
g0rd0n davids0n ?/Jan/11 AltLd

Dislodged large boulder, owe Kenny a pint for a good catch..Memorable weekend.

with roy davidson
jimjammy ?/Jan/11 2nd

Failed miserably due to spindrift and blizzard...

colinthrelfall ??/2011 Lead

Still plenty of ice, but thawing.

Hidden ??/2011 -
Timo Austino ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mschmude ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Mark Salter ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Andrew Wilson 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim Pearson
Hidden 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
minch 22/Dec/10 2nd O/S
freudy_love 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Dave Douglas
Dave Douglas 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Lester 21/Dec/10 Solo
ollyroberts 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 and 3

with Harry
Jack00 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5

with Andy Graham
Hidden 12/Dec/10 -
Hidden 12/Dec/10 AltLd
samrad ?/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with tom livingston
Andy Graham ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with jack colbeck
Tom Livingstone ?/Dec/10 Solo
Tom Livingstone ?/Dec/10 Solo
jamestheyip 25/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Very warm day. Fat ice with water running behind. Moved together and top out within an hour.

with Peter
Hidden 22/Apr/10 AltLd
Dustin 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Ingram
abbeywall 19/Apr/10 AltLd

led 1, 3 and 5. Perfect conditions exited by right side.

with K
morsy 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with alan rodger
Smelly Fox 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S

An amasing T-shirt day! Descended via the CMD ArÍte.

alan.rodger 18/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/10 AltLd
lizzie_malc 03/Apr/10 AltLd
with Andy Wilkinson
Hidden 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Ice Spider 28/Mar/10 Lead
with Rew
HansUDes 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Brendan 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4 (crux?). Just about drowned in spindrift. Finished up the right-hand gully at the top.

with Paul
tjmillen 27/Mar/10 Lead
with dorine
Hidden 27/Mar/10 AltLd
oliverk 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 and 4.

jase burnard 25/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Bad weather whiteout for last pitches, cornice breakthrough

Ken Applegate 23/Mar/10 Lead

Good solid neve, but lots of spindrift constantly coming down. Great route.

with Phil Applegate
thegoatstroker 20/Mar/10 AltLd

Great route, great nick, great fun!

Hannah Evans 20/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 20/Mar/10 2nd O/S
cham749 16/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/10 2nd
Palomino1hills 12/Mar/10 Lead

Great climb Andy led crux shred the rest

with Andy
Hidden 11/Mar/10 2nd
Mountain Llama 09/Mar/10 AltLd

A superb blue sky day. Found conditions great - another wish list tick sorted. Fantastic!

with Paul S
Limestone-Lad 09/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

With RK. Straightforward gully. Good in-situ protection. Lovely athmosphere.

markfairbank 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Good route with nice ice sections, beautiful day to be on The Ben.

with Ian Moore, John Birtill
Hidden 08/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Spence22 05/Mar/10 AltLd
with Ade
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Patrick803 22/Feb/10 2nd

Awesome day out hardly anyone else on the mountain, did Comb Gully as well.

with Ian Johnston
Conan 14/Feb/10 Lead
with Paul Arkless, Ian Grey
Hidden 14/Feb/10 2nd
tommytuffa 09/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

good plastic ice

with rob
Hidden 08/Feb/10 AltLd
nicjbuk 08/Feb/10 AltLd
mic_b 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead crux pitch

with Pete
Col Kingshott 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
atch 27/Jan/10 2nd
Kaiser999 23/Jan/10 Lead

Not best conditions, sugary ice. Almost no runners in lower half and non existant belays. Not bad for a first route on the Ben

with Derek
martinbettridge06 ?/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
centurion05 ??/2010 -
Liam Dangerfield ??/2010 AltLd
hikerman ??/2010 -
a_hein ??/2010 AltLd
with Dave Sears
wee hippy 24/Dec/09 Solo

difficult to get to it, barely saw a soul or a cloud

Hidden 18/Dec/09 AltLd
joeydurkin 17/Dec/09 AltLd

Short/tied off screws where the order of the day.

with Patch
Andy Moles 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Becky, Ferdia
blouise 17/Dec/09 -
ferdia 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Becky, Andy
Peter Metcalfe 12/Dec/09 AltLd
with Jonathan Yates
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
giknockerpod ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
michaelb1 ?/Apr/09 2nd

v nice top pitch good

Novice ?/Apr/09 AltLd
eccyamigo ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Great climb,a great day!!

with Brian Leonard
joeydurkin 28/Mar/09 AltLd
with Tim, Danny
Danny Boy Dunbar 28/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
wildrover220 24/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Roy Taylor
steveP 23/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Great nick.... Right hand finish.

joe king 23/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

fantastic ice

with steve pettit
Richiehill 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
adamscottthomas 16/Mar/09 AltLd
guyscott 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Klas
spidey 01/Mar/09 AltLd
robinsi197 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Piotr
jamestheyip ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe Larner
icescrew ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with The Fox
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 28/Feb/09 AltLd

Mushy but nice!

with Loz
Becky E 24/Feb/09 2nd O/S

3 on a rope - muchos faffos! Great ice on the final pitch.

with Andy Kilby, Phil Lee
joe larner 22/Feb/09 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 22/Feb/09 AltLd
dpe 20/Feb/09 2nd
with Paul D
jwpil 19/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with PYB
Hidden 19/Feb/09 Lead O/S
ebastock 14/Feb/09 2nd
with John Beddard
Giles Davis 14/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Callum T 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

lead all pitches bar one. Brilliant day.

with Jamie Nicholson
pldarch 03/Feb/09 2nd O/S
sambosanquet101 03/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden 03/Feb/09 2nd
benclimbing ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
fennerz 03/Jan/09 Lead dnf

Did Not Finish doesn't really sum it up. we didn't fucking start! I was literally 10m away from the first belay and then i got smacked on the left cheek by a piece of ice, big gash, deep, ended up with three stitches. Fuck! it would have been my first proper winter route and it was good conditions. So pissed off! Oh well it's not like its going anywhere...

with Ed Booth and Will Nicholls
Dave Latimer 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
dicky79 02/Jan/09 AltLd dog

Nic fell on P3.

with Nicola
decs 02/Jan/09 AltLd

Second route of the day. Much more sustained than comb gully. Finished direct up the ice fall. I'd say tech 4.

with Bart
HIGHTOWER 02/Jan/09 2nd
with Ben C
tumbling wizard ?/Jan/09 -
Ginger McGrath ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with kevin mcgrath
lberry ?/Jan/09 2nd
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
rossn ??/2009 -

Very enjoyable route with good protection. Calves were aching on the last pitch so I used just 1 screw 10m above the belay then did the last 30 in a quick run out. Nick wasnt too happy but you could see he felt the same pain when he topped out. The iron hard neve was really tearing at or legs by this point. Fab weather and conditions though.

JKeeley ??/2009 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
net 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with George
GPN 30/Dec/08 AltLd
with Annette
HamishD 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches

with phil peel
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
tatz45 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden 14/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
jam_rich ?/Dec/08 AltLd
dj_brigham05 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/08 2nd
Joe Nunn 19/Apr/08 Lead

moved together up this in about 30 min - very fun!

with Tom Stewart & Andrew Stokes
McGus 13/Apr/08 AltLd
with Phil Amos
Dave Warburton 07/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Ian Led, but we were often moving together. I led last pitch. Great first winter route.

stevepotter 07/Apr/08 Solo
Franco Cookson OLD 06/Apr/08 AltLd dnf

Windslab went and I had a tumble a couple of hundred feet. It took Dave and Ian out and I lost my axes in the snow.:(

IanJackson 06/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with david warburton
Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/08 AltLd
Bristoldave 26/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Neil Ferguson
mgg 26/Mar/08 2nd
david0811 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

central finish

with Mark Reid
rob1 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

In good nick. Led Ps 2&4.

with Rob
dshortt 20/Mar/08 AltLd

Good ice, poor weather

with Chris Dickenson
Spade 19/Mar/08 AltLd
with Tom Pearson
FrankBooth ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S

First climb on the Ben!

Somerset swede basher 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Jim Keeley
adw07 17/Feb/08 AltLd dnf

A rookie team way above dislodged a rock the size of a tv which passed through my legs when i was on the lead, lucky as hell. sacked it pretty quickly after that. Good ice though.

tom.e 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Pete Graham 16/Feb/08 AltLd
with Tom Everett
A Crook 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
NeilGriffiths 14/Feb/08 AltLd
with Adam
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead
gripped01 ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Si Moore
tomhull 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
nakedave 20/Jan/08 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
alan wilson ?/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd dnf
nofx ??/2008 -
smac ??/2008 -
John Pickles ??/2008 Lead rpt
with Chris Ghyllion
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
markjarvie ??/2008 -
with magnus johnston
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
simon_D 04/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Mini-avalanches all day, descent in chaos

with Neil Silver
Hidden 07/Apr/07 AltLd
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 05/Apr/07 2nd β

climbed along with comb gully same day,clear blue skies excellent ice

mart rich 04/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Another georgeaous day and a great route - direct finish was a must as the cornice was almost non existent. We followed a french guy with his 9yr old son!

with Steve Moody
Hidden 03/Apr/07 AltLd
dthomson 02/Apr/07 Lead
with paul robinson, chris
luckyjim ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove
Hidden 28/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/07 -
John Kettle 27/Mar/07 AltLd
Captain Solo 27/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
fizzy_elephant 23/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Amazing fun on a perfect day. Left the car at 4am, at route by 8 as the cloud cleared. Beautiful.

with Lloyd Betsworth
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 2nd
gregor ?/Mar/07 -
jonnie3430 ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Christopher Williamson ?/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd
andybuckley ?/Mar/07 AltLd

Called to us while descending Number Four Gully after NE Buttress. Led the nominal crux pitch, but the real crux for me was getting over the cornice: gymnastic and exhausting!

with Mike Moss
alifin 25/Feb/07 2nd
with Guide + Aidan Roe
Hidden 25/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden 24/Feb/07 AltLd
sgl 18/Feb/07 Solo
Tobias at Home 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

scooted off right and joined gully at top of first pitch in nice overtaking move.

with SteveM
Lawrie Brand 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/07 Lead
Zoomer 07/Feb/07 2nd
with Henry Methold
Hidden 28/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
nige pacer 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
scott gibson 04/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with steve lynch
Robert Watts ?/Jan/07 -
with french erick
Hidden ??/2007 -
keith leonard ??/2007 Solo
CurlyStevo ??/2007 AltLd
joese7en ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 02/Jun/06 AltLd
DavPk 30/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Still in condition at end of April. Good neve throughout. Good belays and adequate runners. Went left at top to avoid cornice. Suprisingly easy for a IV.

with Romain Rebut
Piers Harley 28/Mar/06 AltLd

Crap ice and not very stable snow with loads of spindrift.

with Rob Marson
Jim Haydock 19/Mar/06 2nd
with D. Hollinger & Guy
Nicos 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with keith leonard
George Ormerod 11/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Cracking route on an unpromising day. One of my best winter routes so far

with Roger
steev 05/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Thin ice made screws a bit redundant, but plenty of superb neve. I reckon it should go at III,4

with Jo B
Roch 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
Hidden ?/Mar/06 2nd
reg_measures ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Ralph
RobScotland 26/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with pete
francis blunt ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Joe Williams
DaleB ?/Feb/06 -
with GD
Chad123 ?/Feb/06 AltLd

Easy for grade 4 but fun route all the same

with Greg Smith
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd
luckyjim ?/Feb/06 Solo
Luke Brooks 30/Jan/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd β
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
barney_edin ??/2006 AltLd

Re-Assent 02/04/07

with Phil A
wee hippy ??/2006 AltLd
with john jones
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 12/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Paul
nickcanute 12/Mar/05 AltLd
with tim parkinson
Hidden 12/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/05 AltLd
smithaldo ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

great climb in good conditions, easy for IV

with marcus
Nick Beckett ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

Yep, cold again, nice day.

with John Sellers
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
NickJH ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with CHill
sgl 26/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd
oor wullie ??/2005 -
with Neil & Fiona
GPN ??/2005 AltLd
spoony84 ??/2005 AltLd

with daz lemal

mike.moss ??/2005 AltLd O/S
French Erick 07/Mar/04 AltLd
with Rob Watts
Gman ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Carl
Dirk Wallis ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with Grrr
Hidden ?/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
Scotsken ?/Feb/04 -
wherewelf ?/Feb/04 -
ruaridhmac ?/Feb/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
arose ?/Feb/04 AltLd
Dangerous Dave ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Michelle
Rob Pitt ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Dave Pearce
alan moore ??/2004 -

5hrs of queuing behind a guided party.

crowberry gully 19/Mar/03 -
with Ross McGibbon
icescrew 12/Mar/03 AltLd

Good ice conditions.

with The Fox
Hidden 10/Mar/03 2nd
steveP ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
joe king ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with steve petit
Hidden 01/Feb/03 -
joe king ?/Feb/03 AltLd
with simon ringrose
dangates ??/2003 AltLd
with Alison Davey
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
niall_mac ?/May/02 AltLd
Ed Saint ?/Mar/02 -
Dave Kerr 23/Feb/02 AltLd
with Steve Wells
Hidden 23/Feb/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Solo O/S
Jamie B ?/Apr/01 AltLd

Easy late-season. Plenty of rock gear available.

with Simon Franks
BenTiffin ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Dan Robinson
Hidden ?/Feb/01 Lead
Gudge ?/Jan/01 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd
Hidden 15/Mar/00 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/00 -
Hidden 19/Feb/00 AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb/00 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/99 Lead
konacol 06/Mar/99 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
Hidden 10/Feb/99 Lead O/S
John Pickles ?/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
with Tim Blakemore
andrewbooth1000 ??/1999 AltLd O/S

I led the last few pitches, including the crux.

with Pete Smith
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/1999 -
nickdonohue 11/Apr/98 Lead
with Richard Jasicki
uphillnow 02/Feb/98 Solo

Soloed after doing Waterfall Climb - day out with Mike Gill. HAD CLIMBED VARIOUSLY FROM 1981

AB1965 12/Jan/98 AltLd
Louis Hume ??/1998 Lead
with Mustillos
Hidden 28/Mar/97 AltLd O/S
seanyt ?/Mar/97 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jan/97 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/96 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/96 -
phardman ?/Feb/96 -
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
Hidden 10/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
Grezza ?/Feb/95 Solo
Hidden 03/Jan/95 Lead
ColdAndWet ??/1995 AltLd
with Matt Telfer
lawrenceK ?/Feb/94 AltLd
Mickdenali ??/1994 -
with Simon Colley
mark-abz ?/Mar/93 AltLd
with Sue H
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Feb/93 AltLd
with Nick Ashton
Hidden ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
stokienomad 22/Feb/92 2nd
marcoleptic ?/Feb/92 AltLd

Great Day, finished in dark. Got down to golf club to be met by police. Banjo & Stu had mistook our climbing calls for cries of help & called Mountain Rescue. They weren't too concerned but police made spot check.

with Moley
frost ??/1992 Lead
innes ??/1990 -
FATBOYFAT ??/1990 2nd O/S
with Ivan Holroyd
crowberry gully 23/Feb/88 -
with Alan Kimber
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
Hidden 04/Dec/87 AltLd
scree ?/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/87 AltLd
Guy ??/1987 2nd
Guy ??/1987 2nd
John Marsland 16/Feb/86 -

Mostly soloed except one pitch that Dave led. Well banked out, good snow-ice - grade 3 in that condition.

with Dave Soles
Hidden 06/Feb/86 Solo
Tim Sparrow ?/Feb/86 AltLd

Also with Scoob in '92

with Ian Owen
Richard Weller 03/Mar/85 Lead
with Andy Collins
allmag 15/Feb/85 2nd

Great route for a quick nip up the Ben. Colin led in good style but had a bit of a contretemps with a Derwent Hill instructor who was belaying a rather slow novice who was chucking down a lot of ice onto our heads: this instructor (best left as anon) wouldn't allow Colin to share the belay - who had run out 50m of rope with no runners so wasn't best pleased! One short, steep ice pitch - but not a grade iv surely?

Hidden ?/Feb/85 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Feb/85 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jan/85 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 -
Campbell42 17/Mar/84 AltLd
with Kim Wainwright
Bruce Kerr 15/Feb/84 AltLd
with Dave Bartle
Mark Kemball 22/Mar/83 Solo
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Mark Kemball 26/Feb/81 AltLd
with Mark Boon
Falko 25/Feb/81 AltLd O/S
with Alan Taylor
Nevil ?/Mar/80 -
with Steve
Lone Rider 22/Dec/79 AltLd
with Hamish Tear
Hidden ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Derek Ryden 16/Feb/76 AltLd O/S
with Martin Smith
Hidden ?/Feb/76 -
Hidden 20/Mar/70 AltLd
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