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Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

GlennWatson 11/Apr AltLd
with Ken Christie
phil64 14/Mar Lead rpt
tallpaulselfridge 10/Mar AltLd
with easers
Hidden 10/Mar AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb AltLd
Hidden 15/Feb 2nd
BPaske 14/Feb 2nd
with Stephen Beard, James Heath
Webster 13/Feb Solo

direct start, slightly harder but still grade 3

Timothy Miller 11/Jan Solo O/S
davkeo 11/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jan AltLd O/S
nclarey 03/Jan 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jan AltLd O/S
Kirill 03/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
David Kay 30/Dec/14 AltLd dnf

Walked in in thick cloud but managed to locate the buttress without too much difficulty. We came to the start of an icefall and I was adamant that we were on Green Gully - our route of choice. As it turns out we weren't - oops! We did the first two pitches without really knowing where we were then had a poke at Quickstep. This was pretty thin so we abbed down and walked out. As we were on the way back the cloud lifted and I realised the error. The worst part about it was I had done Number Tree Gully Buttress already!

RDE 25/Dec/14 -

Good conditions (even used some screws), stunning weather. With Dee.

LakesWinter 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Started up Quickstep and finished direct for grade IV

with AD
steveforgrieve 30/Mar/14 AltLd

First lead at the grade. Plenty of banked up snow, soft in places but firmer when required on steeper sections.

with Chris Watkins
jamesh 30/Mar/14 2nd
with Jim Unwin
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
pete.hutchings 05/Mar/13 2nd
jev 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Kasia, Ruslan
Hidden 03/Mar/13 AltLd dnf
Kasia Lasota 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Went up chimney variation on the last pitch, traverse had hardly any ice on it and looked too hairy.

with jev, Ruslan Aizatulin
Hidden 26/Feb/13 Lead
martinh13 26/Feb/13 2nd
with Alan
Fiona Reid 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Great conditions, did chimney variation at the top as the initial traverse onto ramp was very thin. Led odd pitches.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Chimney finish, traverse looked thin.

with Fiona
mrbird 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Conan 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Slightly disappointing route with only the exposed traverse at the end warranting its grade. Had to break trail on this last section as everyone had gone up the Chimney variation. It was by far the best part of the route.

with Pete Glasper
Dougbart 23/Feb/13 AltLd

Finished with chimney veriaton

Hidden 22/Feb/13 Lead
David Kay 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Scott Stanley
Hidden 01/Feb/13 2nd
Marq 01/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 19/Jan/13 -
Andrew Lodge 19/Jan/13 AltLd

A brilliant route on a very testing day, my first grade III and absolutely loved it, the exposure on the step across is superb. Thanks for leaving me that Steve!

with Steve
johnrich 15/Jan/13 2nd
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 12/Jan/13 2nd
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
Pete23 18/Dec/12 AltLd

IV,5 alternate finish

with Stephen Mors
morsy 18/Dec/12 AltLd rpt

loads of unconsolidated snow. finished up the chimney variation.

with peter berwick
becoming-stranger 17/Dec/12 Lead O/S

First pitch only

Yourlead 14/Apr/12 2nd
with Graham Penny
Jimmy1976 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Kenny
colin fagan 03/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd
J Brown 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with RK
monsterek999 18/Feb/12 -
Hidden 17/Feb/12 -
Hidden 17/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
STWright 17/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Brilliant route, a cheeky step is always exciting!

OwenF 12/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
clams ?/Feb/12 AltLd
with Toby
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
stratandrew 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S

led all the pitches on a slack top rope so Zac could assess me on day 1 of the leading coaching. Great route. amazing conditions.

with Zac Poulton, Tina Rupnik
mjsmith1973 24/Jan/12 2nd
with Mike Pescod
Fergus Cuthill 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 14/Jan/12 Lead

Nice little variation on first pitch, went straight up at the top of the last pitch.

Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd
Simonfarfaraway 13/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Did an alternative first pitch (ice IV) to the ramp. Did the 'traverse right finish' which had a hard (?desperate) step initiallly

with loz
knicos 07/Jan/12 Lead

moved together

with Robert Deller
luke321 07/Jan/12 -
Jack.H.92 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
MarcusP 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Soloed to the first proper mixed section, then finished in two pitches. Really fun, interesting climbing, with good gear when you need it if you're willing to do some digging!

with Louise
Jack Loftus 06/Jan/12 -
with Nick
Hidden 06/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 05/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 05/Jan/12 2nd
with Petarghh, Pete hill
Liam FLeming ??/2012 -
with simon edwards
Ken Applegate 24/Mar/11 Lead

Still in reasonable condition, however top pitch was a bit thin.

with Phil Applegate
gee-whizz 21/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tel-goatman, Gaz
Stuzz 07/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

Overall very good conditions,except for the final traverse. This was slightly desperate dry tooling and certainly didn't feel grade III. Should have done the more direct finish on the left.

with Isi, Graham
isi_o 07/Mar/11 AltLd

Nice ice. Traverse right at the top felt pretty spicy for III in the conditions.

with Graeme, Graham Stuchbury
AndyBryce 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Alasdair McLean, Andy Nicol
Ken Applegate 05/Mar/11 Lead

Guiding day. Getting quite thin on the final couple of pitches, other than that, in great condition.

with Dimitri, Ashley
CacCarnBeag 05/Mar/11 AltLd

Lead first and third pitch.

with John Eccles
Erik_M 27/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Great route in great conditions! Lead by our guide Kenny.

with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
edmitchell 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Much more snow on it than my previous attempt. Easy snow slopes and then a bit of III to the summit. Did final steep pitch rather than exposed traverse.

with Pete Davis
mattrm 10/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Guided by James. Great route. Found the final pitch to be very sustained for the grade. Crawled over the top and had to rest on my knees for several minutes. The pump in my legs never quite went away over the rest of the week. I could have rested much better on the route. Really nice route.

with James Thacker, Darren09
Run_Ross_Run 10/Feb/11 2nd O/S

1st 'proper' winter climb. Ice a bit thin on final pitch. Amazing conditions all day. Loved it!

with MattM
Jen Crook 25/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Jan/11 Lead
Anthony Dixon 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Stuzz 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and 4. Think we went off route on the last pitch (P4). I think rather than making an exposed step right onto the rising snow ledge we went straight but from there following a short but steep corner. Either way, lovely route.

with Graham, Craig
chmckay 19/Jan/11 AltLd
with Graham Stuchberry, Graham Boistelle
r_o_b_h2 ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S

tech 5 chimney finish

with Nik Goile
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 28/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/10 AltLd
Timo Austino 11/Dec/10 Lead

The only route in...possibly

with Nats
Karlos 27/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Done in 4 pitches, lead P1 and P3. Poor quality snow meant slow first pitch as I had wanted to take a direct line via Quickstep, but ended up traversing back left with no gear to get onto the snow ramp. Second pitch easily up the snow ramp. Third pitch looked daunting, but good rock gear at the crux, which although tight (stayed right next to the wall) was short lived. Fourth pitch done at speed as light fading and wind increasing. Didn't take easy looking ramp on right, as MASSIVE exposure to get on to it. Instead stayed left and surmounted 5 foot step unceremoniously. Got occasional glimpses back down at this point, and would like to have savoured the exposure. Top route, good rock gear where it matters.

with Mark B
connor 26/Nov/10 Lead O/S

i lead 1,3,5,6 pitches last two pitches are GREAT!!!! lots of powder about made for a strenious accent. placed a cam that wont come out on the crux leading up the the small platform... sooo much powder

with marie
Major_Steve 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Bit out of condition so harder than we expected. Full of powder. Tried the chimney finish but fell without the belay taking any weight finished with the III finish!

with Neil
Will Smith 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

What a route! The exposure is continuous. We did it in 5 pitches. Even the easy snow pitches at the beginning feel serious with the huge run out below. Snow low down was brick hard neve and occassionally ice. Gear here was spaced but adequate. There was then a devious traverse to get to the top of a ramp which looked terrifying from below. An exposed but well protected move led to easy snow. I then led an amazing long pitch to the finish. Easy snow/ice led up grooves to an outrageous move on rock. Comparable exposure to anything on tower ridge, the gear was good but still terrifying. The snow slopes from here to the top were seriously worrying. Having been in the sun all day and with gear only available every 10 metres, I was somewhat relieved to reach the top.

with Matt
Hidden 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S

The final pitch was superb. Shame there was almost no visibility. With good visibility it would be phenomenal! No wonder there were at least four parties today on this route (including one of our friends, whom we bumped into on site!). A person after us, who seconded Thompson's Route (IV) (which merges(?) to this route at the top pitch), froze at the crux of the top pitch, as it is a traverse. This route containing lots of traverse sections, I am afraid this route is not for beginners even just for seconding for that reason.

with Claudia
tubby two ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Spork and Wallsie, Tinky
LJKing ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Piers Harley
t_stork 30/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Steve Walls
iceicebaby 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/10 AltLd
irish paul 26/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Peter Sowerby 13/Mar/10 2nd

A very challenging day with a rather exposed bit at the top

with Martin Smith
amy 13/Feb/10 AltLd
with will_he_fall
Ken Applegate 31/Jan/10 AltLd

Led pitches 2&3. Han's first Grade III lead!

Dave Foster 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Andy lead all but one pitch. Felt big, exposed and lacked any meaningful protection. Topped out in the dark, followed by three hour head torch descent. Welcome to winter climbing!

with Andy and Ross
Hannah Evans 31/Jan/10 AltLd
Ross Anderrson 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Thin in places and final pitch in the dark, great intro to the Ben!

with Andy, Dave Foster
surfbish 17/Jan/10 AltLd dnf


with Tom
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
KKilroy ??/2010 AltLd
Bristoldave 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/09 -
thegoatstroker 17/Dec/09 AltLd
with Rich Garside
giknockerpod 16/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Johann ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Scott Kirkhope, Sarah Lewis
richiegarside ?/Dec/09 -
with Harry Ellis
nukebat 29/Nov/09 Lead dnf

Powdery snow / poor conditions meant we had to bail after third pitch. Some sketchy down-climbing meant we left no gear behind.

with Stokesy
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd
Tim Sparrow ?/Apr/09 Solo
RCrockford 28/Mar/09 2nd
with Jonah
Hidden 25/Mar/09 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 25/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden 18/Mar/09 2nd O/S
adamscottthomas 01/Mar/09 AltLd

I led the traverse and a steep icy corner to get to the snow bay. Lots of fresh snow.

Tom Stoddart 01/Mar/09 Lead

Atmospheric day, spindrift pouring off the climb, down in the dark... glorious

with Dave Battley
jamestheyip ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe Larner
sgl 26/Feb/09 Lead
with Jacques
joe larner 22/Feb/09 AltLd
with James
morsy 01/Feb/09 -
with gerhard mors
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/09 AltLd
GScot38 ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
konacol 13/Apr/08 AltLd
Somerset swede basher 12/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with George Taylor
roryifinlay 11/Apr/08 2nd
with Pete Wilson
rob1 07/Apr/08 AltLd
with Dave Williams
wykealpha 05/Apr/08 2nd

Finished up the chimney variation as party in front.

with Andy Jukes, Mike Lates
Si dH 27/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Simul-soloed to the platform, Robin lead (crux) traverse pitch, I then led long pitch weaving up corners above that to the top. Great route.

with Robin Macintosh
Hidden 26/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/08 2nd O/S
mgg 24/Mar/08 2nd
markfairbank 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Soloed the first pitch roped together to a good stance on a platform under rocks. Done in 3 shortish pitches from there - the first 2 pitches were excellent with good belay stances. Last pitch started with an awkward step right protected well by a No. 5 DMM Wallnut, and was superb.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Lead and soloed the first pitch, seconded the remainder.

with Mark Fairbank
KevB 19/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 15/Mar/08 Lead
ed woods 09/Mar/08 2nd
dj_brigham05 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
jamie0510 01/Mar/08 2nd O/S

Almost perfect conditions, minimal protection and dubious belays.

with David Brigham
JdotP ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Bjarte Grytli Seim
abbeywall ?/Mar/08 AltLd
with K, EwanR
Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd
gripped01 ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Si Moore
Natalie feather ?/Feb/08 -
Jamie B 30/Jan/08 Lead rpt

Good effort from Niki; First winter route in "full" conditions!

with Client
Hidden 27/Jan/08 2nd O/S
jl 03/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Brad
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead
MarkDavies36 ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
John Pickles ??/2008 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden 04/Apr/07 AltLd dnf
dan cowley 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Natalie
Captain Solo 25/Mar/07 Solo
Jon Wickham 20/Mar/07 2nd O/S

scary, unconsolidated, minimal pro

PanzerHanzler 15/Mar/07 2nd

With guide.

with Adrian Fagg, Ian Whitehead
Andrew Sloan 09/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Heinous conditions.

with Steve Grove
crowberry gully 08/Mar/07 AltLd

excellent, loads of spindrift, full conditions

with Ross McGibbon
Whitt 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Well we got a bit lost and it took a while but still was a good day out.

with Chris Fisher
Hidden 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
AJM ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Lovely snow-ice the whole way up.

Hidden 19/Feb/07 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
John Kettle 13/Feb/07 AltLd
mje1398 13/Feb/07 2nd
with PYB
Hidden 05/Feb/07 Lead
david morse ?/Feb/07 Solo

went off route, looked easier to bust straight up instead of the very exposed section. was very, very steep at top. Good times.

with chris todd
dsiska 21/Jan/07 AltLd
with Matej
dangates ??/2007 Lead
with Kirsty Maguire
keith leonard ??/2007 Lead
with wife
Hidden 28/Dec/06 2nd
Nevis_Ben 28/Dec/06 2nd O/S
niall_mac ?/Dec/06 AltLd
barney_edin 02/Apr/06 AltLd
with Simon G
BruceG 18/Mar/06 2nd
with Alii
Hidden 18/Mar/06 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 10/Mar/06 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood, Martin Anderson
Robbie H 06/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Climbing parallel with Richard Bentley (guiding) and Robert.

with Dan the Doctor
Hidden 04/Mar/06 Lead
Roch 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S

Ben dislocated on short ice pitch at start. Popped back in and continued.

with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
dave o 25/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim Walmsley
Hidden 19/Feb/06 Lead
alifin 14/Feb/06 2nd
with Mark Walker and Aidan Roe
Hidden 14/Feb/06 2nd
stooby 27/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Pat
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd β
edmitchell ?/Jan/06 2nd O/S
with stuart macaleese, margaret best
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 13/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
James B 05/Feb/05 -
with Phil
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
decs ?/Feb/05 AltLd
with Tom
luckyjim ?/Feb/05 AltLd
with tom ballard
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/05 2nd O/S
andrewbooth1000 ??/2005 AltLd O/S

As it was bit lean it was more like grade II.

with Pete Baillie
GPN ??/2005 AltLd
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
lawrenceK ?/Apr/04 AltLd
PenJD 13/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with Dave Evans
Hidden 07/Mar/04 Lead
Jamie B ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with Alex Glasgow
Charlie wp Hill ??/2004 -
Hidden 01/Feb/02 -
Dave Almond ?/Jan/01 Solo

combined with a solo ascent of the curtain made a really pleasant day out.turned round shortly before summit of the ben by blizzard.

plain kitten ??/2001 Lead
akhughes ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
cem 23/Feb/99 2nd

Last 2 pitches. As part of course

with Phil ?, Simon P
Hidden 13/Feb/99 AltLd
John Pickles ?/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
with Tim Blakemore
nickdonohue 10/Apr/98 Lead

Superb climb

with Richard Jasicki
biggianthead 24/Jan/98 -
with HT
Marti999 ?/Feb/97 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/96 AltLd
Hidden 10/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
Bruce Kerr 18/Jan/92 AltLd
with George McEwan
Hidden ??/1989 Solo
Raggar 24/Feb/87 2nd
with Jon B
Hidden 07/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/85 Lead
Lone Rider 16/Dec/84 AltLd
with Colin Grant
Falko 25/Feb/81 AltLd O/S
with Alan Taylor
Hidden ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Hidden ??/1975 -
Hidden 31/Jan/71 Lead
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