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stunning day
ShoePolice - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Andy Wilson

Hidden - 12/Apr/14

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.
Andy Hewison - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/14 with Drew Connelly

smithjmw46 - 2nd dnf - 10/Mar/14 with Lee Musson, Nathan Jones

Pitch one banked out, only recognised the rout due to spindrift coming down.....It was easy til the cornice.......hint - go left...
joe king - AltLd rpt - 22/Feb/14 with steve pettit

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!
steveP - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Paul Rowlands

tommytuffa - Lead - 17/Jan/14 with Tim C

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.
wilkinscl - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/14 with Edward shelly

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.
morpcat - AltLd - 10/Jan/14 with wilkinscl

Hidden - 2014

saintlade - 2014

Hidden - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Bailed on pitch one due to questionable ice and relentless spindrift avalanches.
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/13 with Simon Perry, Masa Sakano

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13

Part of a 3-route solo link-up - scottishclimbers.blogspot.com/2013/04/soloing-on-ben.html
Neil Adams - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Rob

Really excellent route, climbed under almost-clear-blue skies, sustained interest and axcellent quality ice, but never difficult
R_W_M - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Clay

MR1969 - AltLd - 04/Apr/13 with adrian clifford

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13

Jamie B - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with Jens Mieth

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!
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Dave Gleave

TRFrost - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with N. Price

David Stevens - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/13 with Jo Dungl

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.
Brannock - 31/Mar/13

mhamiltonj - AltLd - 31/Mar/13 with Mathew C

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/13

np134 - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with T. Frost

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13

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.
MPSBunny - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Robby Pineda, John Brannock

ffdalton - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/13 with Dean Dalton

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/13

DeanD - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/13

Gazlynn - 2nd - 16/Mar/13

andyinglis - Solo - 13/Mar/13

easers - AltLd - 11/Mar/13 with Doug

Dougbart - AltLd - 11/Mar/13 with Iain

Robertgiddy - 10/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/13

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

Blowing a hooooolie! lovely top out ...
manxclare - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with jon22

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/13 with monsteratt

Did 2nd+4th+...pithes. Enjoyable in good conditions. First proper route on the Ben :-)
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/13 with Nick Whimster

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.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 07/Mar/13 with Scott, Caley

Good route, good ice, last pitch/top out was good.
Andy Hewison - 2nd - 07/Mar/13 with Mark Chadwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/13

Stuzz - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with Gwilym

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/13

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 02/Mar/13

Stepped out
martinmckenna - AltLd - 02/Mar/13 with Scott Rankin

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ian Clifford

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Julian Prieto

First grade IV. Great climb. Beuatiful day. Bring it on.
davidbird63 - 2nd - 01/Mar/13 with David Adcock

ten4dave - Lead - 01/Mar/13 with David Bird

DeanD - AltLd O/S - Mar/13 with Edward dalton

Rickrick - AltLd - Mar/13

ClemmieMitchell - 2nd - Mar/13

good in easy condition. did direct finish which was brittle
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Myself!

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13

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.
spearing05 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Andrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

JamesMortimer4 - 2nd - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/13

moose ridd - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with M.Sadler

3kidsandanorton - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with Diccon Proctor

keithlambley - AltLd - 21/Feb/13 with Jeff H, Kate R

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/13

malc - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/13 with AP

NathanP - 2nd - 11/Feb/13

Pete23 - Lead - 09/Feb/13 with Gary McCaulay

Gary Macaulay - 2nd - 09/Feb/13 with Peter Berwick

mickd - AltLd - Feb/13

markwarner - Lead - Feb/13

theweasel462 - 2nd - Feb/13

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.
JasonK - AltLd - 12/Jan/13 with Euan Boyd

first pitch thin but great fun!
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Brendan Bailey

danny appleton - AltLd - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

Hidden - 2013

the beauty of midweek climbing had the gully to ourselves!
luckyjim - AltLd - 12/Dec/12 with Evelina

what a glorious climb in sunshine!
freyja - 12/Dec/12 with jim

Gene00 - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/12

akhughes - Lead O/S - Mar/12

first pitch of diana then on to green gully. very rotten. Last ptich very thin. I'd stay clear
Tom Campbell - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12

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.
DrJon - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/12 with John

HendrikTBB - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/12 with AO, DrJon

Good conditions, peg belays mostly
Batt - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with James Hoyes

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Feb/12

Sustained and quite bold, but never difficult.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rachel B

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

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
goatee - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Kevin Ring

Hidden - 18/Feb/12

Good condition, mostly frozen snow-ice.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with S.Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/12

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 17/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/12

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/12 with James Davidson

Theeni - 2nd - 13/Feb/12 with Mike Kennedy

Mostly in good nick with snow ice most of the way and a few steeper sections on water ice.
kenneM - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Henry Crosby

Liam FLeming - 13/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/12

Led P2, a bit wet really, but still very fun.
radioshed - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Albert P, dave s

palimer - Lead - 11/Feb/12 with Matt

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Albert Palomer, Matt Craig

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/12

ewen - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/12 with ian hinkins

Ian Hinkins - 2nd - 04/Feb/12 with Ewen Turner

jamesh - 2nd - 03/Feb/12 with Jim Unwin

jcurley - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/12 with Chris Drinkwater

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/12

Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Simon Ward, Dave Barker

al jackson - AltLd - Feb/12

Finished direct over small cornice.Good nic,great climb.
DPaul - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/12 with P Atkinson

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 30/Jan/12 with Gordon, David

andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with J

The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12 with ally rocke

Wild day out! Bit cruddy at the start, good ice further up.
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Tom Eadington

skippyridgway - 2nd - 15/Jan/12 with Ali Walsh, Natalie White

Awesome route!
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Emma Rowe

Utterly superb! Really enjoyed this one! great ice on every pitch and some good banter with other teams
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Rob Reglinski, Debbie Lee

emmarowe - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with ed mitchell

superb condition. kept pitches short due to a team above.
nicjbuk - AltLd - 13/Jan/12 with ross nicol esq

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jan/12

JanBella - 2nd rpt - 10/Jan/12

nikkimac - 2nd - Jan/12 with Flash

Hidden - 2012

luckyjim - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tom Campbell - AltLd - 31/Mar/11

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/11 with sinclar

did direct finish. First time placements all the way
abbeywall - AltLd - 29/Mar/11 with K, AC

Rick Ashton - AltLd - 29/Mar/11 with James calender

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.
theycallmefrodo - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with David Tait

Myself colin and Archie
Rope - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/11

Nice placements good ice despite thaw well worth the slog in
artyscot - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Ian Jeffreys, Colin Threlfall

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with James

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/11

In pretty good condition considering how wet and slushy the rest of the ben was, particularly the approach slopes. Good sticky ice all the way.
andybrown114 - AltLd - 26/Mar/11 with Rick Brown

Good toffee ice and easier than normal.
Ann S - 2nd - 26/Mar/11 with Scott Kirkhope-MIC aspirant

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/11

easy for the grade, with good ice and nevi
carl_123 - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/11 with matt forshaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/11

A bit damp, but good fun
Sankey - 2nd - 23/Mar/11 with Ian, Bruce Poll, Simon Oxley

Guiding day. Good condition in the gully, crux and direct finish had very good ice.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with Dimitri, Ashley

paul79 - 06/Mar/11

Heike - AltLd - 06/Mar/11 with Pete

frazzy4 - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with jim, billy

frecro - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Mike Cross

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

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with frazzy4

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/11

excellent conditions,good snow ice.easy r/h finish
tomshanti - 2nd β - 01/Mar/11 with nigel hooker

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/11

Owen1984 - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11

Had some time left after Tower Ridge so make the most of the amazing weather and climbed this one too! Great route!
Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck

classic link up i'd wanted to do for ages - bit spin drifty but proper scottish:)
Timo Austino - Lead - 27/Feb/11 with Nats

amazing climb!!! steep ice pitch was immense!! hairy top out!
Tom Redmond - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with mike watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11

Jack Loftus - AltLd - 21/Feb/11 with Pete Hill, Nick

Caspar - AltLd - 17/Feb/11 with Mike Kann

chapmand - AltLd - 12/Feb/11 with Dougie Maudsley, Matt Balmer

Awesome conditions
Haighy - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Feb/11

robcrowther - 2nd - 06/Feb/11

lawrenceK - AltLd - Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jan/11

danJBA - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/11 with James HoarMaster

Kayan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/11 with Dan Abbatt

Hidden - 24/Jan/11

machars - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Ben Sharp

Ben Sharp - AltLd - 23/Jan/11 with Graeme Barr

Great neve conditions. Comfortable leading, adequate rock belays.
clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Dave payne

Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/11

stef050 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with sam, graeme watson

mark_jc - AltLd - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/11

Had to back off due to horrendous spindrift and worsening conditions.
Caspar - Lead dnf - 03/Jan/11 with James Woods

Dislodged large boulder, owe Kenny a pint for a good catch..Memorable weekend.
g0rd0n davids0n - AltLd - Jan/11 with roy davidson

Failed miserably due to spindrift and blizzard...
jimjammy - 2nd - Jan/11

Still plenty of ice, but thawing.
colinthrelfall - Lead - 2011 with Archie, Ian Jeffrey

Hidden - 2011

Timo Austino - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mschmude - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Mark Salter - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/10 with Tim Pearson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/10

minch - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/10

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10 with Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10 with Paul Freudenthal

Lester - Solo - 21/Dec/10

Pitch 1 and 3
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Harry

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5
Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Andy Graham

Hidden - 12/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/10

samrad - Solo O/S - Dec/10 with tom livingston

Andy Graham - AltLd O/S - Dec/10 with jack colbeck

Tom Livingstone - Solo - Dec/10

Tom Livingstone - Solo - Dec/10

Very warm day. Fat ice with water running behind. Moved together and top out within an hour.
jamestheyip - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/10 with Peter

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/10

Dustin - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Pat Ingram

led 1, 3 and 5. Perfect conditions exited by right side.
abbeywall - AltLd - 19/Apr/10 with K

morsy - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/10 with alan rodger

An amasing T-shirt day! Descended via the CMD ArÍte.
Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

alan.rodger - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with stephan mors

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/10

lizzie_malc - AltLd - 03/Apr/10 with Andy Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/10

Ice Spider - Lead - 28/Mar/10 with Rew

HansUDes - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Bradley Morrell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/10

Led P2 and P4 (crux?). Just about drowned in spindrift. Finished up the right-hand gully at the top.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Paul

tjmillen - Lead - 27/Mar/10 with dorine

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/10

Pitches 2 and 4.
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Tim Clarke

Bad weather whiteout for last pitches, cornice breakthrough
jase burnard - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/10

Good solid neve, but lots of spindrift constantly coming down. Great route.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 23/Mar/10 with Phil Applegate

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/10

Hannah Evans - AltLd - 20/Mar/10 with Harry Ellis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10

cham749 - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/10

Great climb Andy led crux shred the rest
Palomino1hills - Lead - 12/Mar/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/10

A superb blue sky day. Found conditions great - another wish list tick sorted. Fantastic!
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 09/Mar/10 with Paul S

With RK. Straightforward gully. Good in-situ protection. Lovely athmosphere.
Limestone-Lad - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/10

Good route with nice ice sections, beautiful day to be on The Ben.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Ian Moore, John Birtill

Good climb, well led by Mark and Ian. I finished off with a circuit of the Ben and CMD arete.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Ian Moore, MarkFairbank

Spence22 - AltLd - 05/Mar/10 with Ade

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/10

Awesome day out hardly anyone else on the mountain, did Comb Gully as well.
Patrick803 - 2nd - 22/Feb/10 with Ian Johnston

Conan - Lead - 14/Feb/10 with Paul Arkless, Ian Grey

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/10

good plastic ice
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with rob

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/10

nicjbuk - AltLd - 08/Feb/10

Lead crux pitch
mic_b - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Pete

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10

atch - 2nd - 27/Jan/10

Not best conditions, sugary ice. Almost no runners in lower half and non existant belays. Not bad for a first route on the Ben
Kaiser999 - Lead - 23/Jan/10 with Derek

martinbettridge06 - 2nd - Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

centurion05 - 2010

Liam Dangerfield - AltLd - 2010

hikerman - 2010

difficult to get to it, barely saw a soul or a cloud
wee hippy - Solo - 24/Dec/09

Short/tied off screws where the order of the day.
joeydurkin - AltLd - 17/Dec/09 with Patch

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Becky, Ferdia

blouise - 17/Dec/09

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Becky, Andy

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 12/Dec/09 with Jonathan Yates

Hidden - 2nd - Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/09

giknockerpod - Lead O/S - Apr/09

v nice top pitch good
michaelb1 - 2nd - Apr/09

Novice - AltLd - Apr/09

Great climb,a great day!!
eccyamigo - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with Brian Leonard

joeydurkin - AltLd - 28/Mar/09 with Tim, Danny

Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/09 with Tim Sugars, Joey Durkin

wildrover220 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/09 with Roy Taylor

Great nick.... Right hand finish.
steveP - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/09 with Paul Rowlands

fantastic ice
joe king - AltLd rpt - 23/Mar/09 with steve pettit

Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09

adamscottthomas - AltLd - 16/Mar/09 with Andy Wardle

guyscott - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Klas

spidey - AltLd - 01/Mar/09

robinsi197 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Piotr

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - Mar/09 with Joe Larner

icescrew - AltLd O/S - Mar/09 with The Fox

georgec - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Sandra K

Mushy but nice!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 28/Feb/09 with Loz

3 on a rope - muchos faffos! Great ice on the final pitch.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/09 with Andy Kilby, Phil Lee

joe larner - AltLd - 22/Feb/09

Lou Kennedy - AltLd - 22/Feb/09

dpe - 2nd - 20/Feb/09 with Paul D

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/09 with PYB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09

ebastock - 2nd - 14/Feb/09 with John Beddard

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09

lead all pitches bar one. Brilliant day.
Callum T - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Jamie Nicholson

pldarch - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/09 with Sam Martin

sambosanquet101 - Lead - 03/Feb/09 with Martin Jones, Peter Darch

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/09

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...
fennerz - Lead dnf - 03/Jan/09 with Ed Booth and Will Nicholls

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/09

Nic fell on P3.
dicky79 - AltLd dog - 02/Jan/09 with Nicola

Second route of the day. Much more sustained than comb gully. Finished direct up the ice fall. I'd say tech 4.
decs - AltLd - 02/Jan/09 with Bart

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 02/Jan/09 with Ben C

tumbling wizard - Jan/09

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with kevin mcgrath

lberry - 2nd - Jan/09

Ross McGibbon - 2009

Hidden - 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.
rossn - 2009

JKeeley - AltLd - 2009

net - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with George

GPN - AltLd - 30/Dec/08 with Annette

Lead all pitches
HamishD - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08 with phil peel

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

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

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Jamie Tattersall

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

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/08

jam_rich - AltLd - Dec/08

dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Don Macrae, Emily Ward

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/08

moved together up this in about 30 min - very fun!
Joe Nunn - Lead - 19/Apr/08 with Tom Stewart & Andrew Stokes

McGus - AltLd - 13/Apr/08 with Phil Amos

Ian Led, but we were often moving together. I led last pitch. Great first winter route.
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/08 with IanJackson

stevepotter - Solo - 07/Apr/08

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.:(
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd dnf - 06/Apr/08 with Ian Jackson

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/08 with david warburton

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/08

Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/08 with Neil Ferguson

mgg - 2nd - 26/Mar/08

central finish
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Mark Reid

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with andrew clark

In good nick. Led Ps 2&4.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Rob

Good ice, poor weather
dshortt - AltLd - 20/Mar/08 with Chris Dickenson

Spade - AltLd - 19/Mar/08 with Tom Pearson

First climb on the Ben!
FrankBooth - 2nd O/S - Mar/08

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08 with Jim Keeley

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.
adw07 - AltLd dnf - 17/Feb/08 with Scott Becker

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Pete

Pete Graham - AltLd - 16/Feb/08 with Tom Everett

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Neil Griffiths

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 14/Feb/08 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - Feb/08

gripped01 - Lead - Feb/08 with Si Moore

tomhull - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with dave thornley

nakedave - AltLd - 20/Jan/08 with Tom Hull

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/08

alan wilson - Solo - Jan/08

Climb aborted due to rockfall near miss. Traversed and abseiled down three gully buttress to escape the route.
scottbecker - AltLd dnf - Jan/08 with Andrew Warren

nofx - 2008

smac - 2008

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 2008 with Chris Ghyllion

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

markjarvie - 2008 with magnus johnston

Mini-avalanches all day, descent in chaos
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/07 with Neil Silver

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/07

climbed along with comb gully same day,clear blue skies excellent ice
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - 2nd β - 05/Apr/07

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!
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Steve Moody

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/07

dthomson - Lead - 02/Apr/07 with paul robinson, chris

luckyjim - Solo - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with mark mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/07

Hidden - 28/Mar/07

John Kettle - AltLd - 27/Mar/07

Captain Solo - AltLd - 27/Mar/07 with John Kettle

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/07

Amazing fun on a perfect day. Left the car at 4am, at route by 8 as the cloud cleared. Beautiful.
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/07 with Lloyd Betsworth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/07

gregor - Mar/07

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

Christopher Williamson - 2nd - Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/07

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!
andybuckley - AltLd - Mar/07 with Mike Moss

alifin - 2nd - 25/Feb/07 with Guide + Aidan Roe

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/07

sgl - Solo - 18/Feb/07

scooted off right and joined gully at top of first pitch in nice overtaking move.
Tobias at Home - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with SteveM

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Pete Nellist

Hidden - Lead - 10/Feb/07

Zoomer - 2nd - 07/Feb/07 with Henry Methold

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07

scott gibson - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/07 with steve lynch

Robert Watts - Jan/07 with french erick

Hidden - 2007

keith leonard - Solo - 2007

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007

joese7en - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/06

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.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Romain Rebut

Crap ice and not very stable snow with loads of spindrift.
Piers Harley - AltLd - 28/Mar/06 with Rob Marson

Jim Haydock - 2nd - 19/Mar/06 with D. Hollinger & Guy

Nicos - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with keith leonard

Cracking route on an unpromising day. One of my best winter routes so far
George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/06 with Roger

Thin ice made screws a bit redundant, but plenty of superb neve. I reckon it should go at III,4
steev - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Jo B

Roch - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Ben Tibbets, geof martin

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/06

reg_measures - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Ralph

RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/06 with pete

francis blunt - AltLd - Feb/06 with Joe Williams

DaleB - Feb/06 with GD

Easy for grade 4 but fun route all the same
Chad123 - AltLd - Feb/06 with Greg Smith

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/06

luckyjim - Solo - Feb/06

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 30/Jan/06 with Rob Grant

Hidden - AltLd β - Jan/06

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/06

Hidden - 2006

Re-Assent 02/04/07
barney_edin - AltLd - 2006 with Phil A

wee hippy - AltLd - 2006 with john jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/05 with Paul

nickcanute - AltLd - 12/Mar/05 with tim parkinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/05

great climb in good conditions, easy for IV
smithaldo - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with marcus

Yep, cold again, nice day.
Nick Beckett - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with John Sellers

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

NickJH - Lead O/S - Feb/05 with CHill

sgl - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/05 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/05

oor wullie - 2005 with Neil & Fiona

GPN - AltLd - 2005

with daz lemal
spoony84 - AltLd - 2005

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2005

French Erick - AltLd - 07/Mar/04 with Rob Watts

Gman - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Carl

Dirk Wallis - AltLd - Mar/04 with Grrr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/04

Scotsken - Feb/04

wherewelf - Feb/04

ruaridhmac - AltLd - Feb/04 with Ali Rose

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2004 with Michelle

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Dave Pearce

crowberry gully - 19/Mar/03 with Ross McGibbon

Good ice conditions.
icescrew - AltLd - 12/Mar/03 with The Fox

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/03

steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/03 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - AltLd - Mar/03 with steve petit

Hidden - 01/Feb/03

joe king - AltLd - Feb/03 with simon ringrose

dangates - AltLd - 2003 with Alison Davey

brockers - AltLd - 2003 with CarlZ

niall_mac - AltLd - May/02 with am_bodach

Ed Saint - Mar/02

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 23/Feb/02 with Steve Wells

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2002

Easy late-season. Plenty of rock gear available.
Jamie B - AltLd - Apr/01 with Simon Franks

BenTiffin - AltLd - Feb/01 with Dan Robinson

bandersnatch - Lead - Feb/01 with Mairi B

Gudge - 2nd O/S - Jan/01 with Gareth Hughes

Hidden - AltLd - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/00

Hidden - Mar/00

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/00

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/00

Hidden - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/99

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - Jan/99 with Tim Blakemore

I led the last few pitches, including the crux.
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 1999 with Pete Smith

fritz_in_aotearoa - 1999

nickdonohue - Lead - 11/Apr/98 with Richard Jasicki

HAD CLIMBED VARIOUSLY FROM 1981
David Smith - Solo - 22/Feb/98

AB1965 - AltLd - 12/Jan/98

Louis Hume - Lead - 1998 with Mustillos

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/97

seanyt - AltLd - Mar/97

Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/97 with Matthew Stammers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/96

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/96

Hidden - Mar/96

phardman - Feb/96

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/95

Grezza - Solo - Feb/95

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jan/95

lawrenceK - AltLd - Feb/94

Mickdenali - 1994 with Simon Colley

mark-abz - AltLd - Mar/93 with Sue H

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 27/Feb/93 with Nick Ashton

Hidden - 1993

stokienomad - 2nd - 22/Feb/92

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.
marcoleptic - AltLd - Feb/92 with Moley

frost - Lead - 1992

innes - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Dec/87

scree - Solo - Feb/87

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/87

Guy - 2nd - 1987

Guy - 2nd - 1987

Mostly soloed except one pitch that Dave led. Well banked out, good snow-ice - grade 3 in that condition.
John Marsland - 16/Feb/86 with Dave Soles

Also with Scoob in '92
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - Feb/86 with Ian Owen

Richard Weller - Lead - 03/Mar/85 with Andy Collins

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?
allmag - 2nd - 15/Feb/85

Hidden - Feb/85

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Feb/85

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jan/85

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1985

Hidden - 1985

Campbell42 - AltLd - 17/Mar/84 with Kim Wainwright

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 15/Feb/84 with Dave Bartle

Mark Kemball - Solo - 22/Mar/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 26/Feb/81 with Mark Boon

Falko - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/81 with Alan Taylor

Hidden - Mar/80

Lone Rider - AltLd - 22/Dec/79 with Hamish Tear

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/77

Hidden - Feb/76

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Voting
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hard V0 of 107
V0 of 107
easy V0 of 107
hard IV2 of 107
IV48 of 107
easy IV48 of 107
hard III9 of 107
III0 of 107
easy III0 of 107
hard 40 of 83
42 of 83
easy 454 of 83
hard 316 of 83
310 of 83
easy 31 of 83
hard 20 of 83
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easy 20 of 83
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Style of ascent

Soloed25 of 543 (4.6%)
Lead67 of 543 (12.3%)
Followed91 of 543 (16.8%)
Alt Leads287 of 543 (52.9%)
Unknown73 of 543 (13.4%)

'Climbed'321 of 543 (59.1%)
clean O/S201 of 543 (37.0%)
clean β3 of 543 (0.6%)
clean rpt10 of 543 (1.8%)
dogged1 of 543 (0.2%)
dnf7 of 543 (1.3%)