Top pitch too thin so escaped up Number Three Gully Buttress.LJKing - AltLd dnf - 10/Apr/13 with Steve Melvin
Hidden - 22/Feb/13
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/12
In very good condition.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with Ed Booth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/12
wicked day out on the ben, superb conditions
connor - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with konrad doyle
Pitches 2 + 3
Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Dave Barker
brilliant enjoyable route!
morsy - 02/Feb/12 with peter berwick
Great route, glad I was seconding!
Pete23 - 2nd - 02/Feb/12 with Stephen Mors
Gezzer - AltLd - 02/Feb/12 with Steve Burns
Liam FLeming - 02/Feb/12 with stuart lade
Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - Feb/12
Grade 5! The route was in grade 4 condition and felt very soft. It currently has seen loads of traffic so there are ledges the whole way up. Bomber neve and the crux is not steep at all...at the moment!
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Dave Latimer
MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Marq
Mike had one factor 2 fall on top pitch! Felt fair for a V
Marq - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Mike Nuttall LMC
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12
mark88 - Lead - 26/Jan/12 with Alex Vaughan
vaughany - 2nd - 26/Jan/12 with mark patterson
Pete Graham - Lead - 21/Jan/12 with Ben Silvestre
Led p1 of 1st step and p2 of 2nd of the second, plus a mini pitch between. Thin with featured ice, but all there. Wild steep moves on the last pitch to get up a narrow, undercut section.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Willie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12
Luke Brooks - AltLd - 13/Jan/12 with Francis
Too thin for me on the top pitch slab, continued up No3 and then the continuation on the line of Thompson's route
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 06/Mar/11 with Quiet Ian
Had to abandon at the steepening near the top, the world was melting around us, and big chunks were breaking off.
rcammack - Solo dnf - 04/Mar/11 with Harry Holmes
spindrift on crux icicle & scary precarious cornice exit
Grezza - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Paul E
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/10
Crux pitch was a bit lean for me, handed over to my partner who depatched it in fine style. Top out was fantastic.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Mar/10 with Loz
MouseHunter - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
climbed the crux second pitch upwards, varied ice, not as fat as you would have liked, sparse screws, but the cornice wasnt too bad so not complaining!
vincentvega - AltLd - 28/Mar/09 with danny robb
Backed off the top bit, climbed dowm having untied one strand and then re-tied it through some old tat on a peg, as the route wasn't complete. Ill be back though looks great!
joe larner - Lead dnf - 22/Feb/09
Steps not fully complete. first step ice not touching down fully, bit of a curtain and second step steep chockstone that is not really meant to be there i'm told. still V,5 but more interesting.
akhughes - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/08
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with George Taylor
Top section is STEEP! Great climb, last pitch is around 30m of vertical water ice, makes that PING sound when you smack it! Cornice is huge, escape on the right.
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Neil Silver
Jamie B - AltLd - Apr/08 with Lorenzo Antelove
First section complete, then crossed the line of No. 3 Buttress route, couldn't locate the direct finish so went up to the right and finished on mixed slabs, excellent.
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/08 with Neil Silver
Dan led the main pitch
BenTiffin - Feb/08 with Bob Currie, Dan Robinson
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
wee hippy - 2nd - 2008
stokesrees - AltLd - 12/Apr/07 with Ben Tibbets
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/07
Very good, fantastic looking cornice and made very easy by all the steps in-situ.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Cedric Moreau + Dave McGimpsey
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Mike
mikecopp - AltLd - 31/Mar/07 with Gaz Marshall
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Miguel Ciriza
John Kettle - AltLd - 27/Mar/07
Captain Solo - AltLd - 27/Mar/07 with John Kettle
Superb conditions 3 days running, and 3 classic routes done.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Steve Grove
dthomson - 2nd - 25/Mar/07 with pete mayhew
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with mark mosgrove
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/07
frost - AltLd - Mar/07 with N Griffiths, D Garry
Missed out first pitch as busy with people. Excellent long second pitch, where the crux was the tricky cornice at the top. Great little route though, well worth doing.
Chad123 - Lead - 24/Feb/07 with Kiwi Steve and Sam
sgl - AltLd - 18/Feb/07 with helena
superb - each pitch gets better. Big cornice on top outflanked to right. Well worth the three stars (and why is this listed as being on Tower Ridge mod?!)
McGus - 2nd - 17/Feb/07 with Chris and Mark
Fultonius - 2nd - 03/Feb/07 with Neil Adams
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with scotty burnett
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 03/Feb/07 with Dave, Simon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/07
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/07 with chris thorne
honey pot route for that day...every one on the ben did it I think. Hooked all the way up the seconed pitch.
mux - AltLd - 2007 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths
GuyM - AltLd - Apr/06 with si
Spade - 2nd - Feb/01 with Gordon Bromley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2001
graeme gatherer - 2000
First 2 pitches only. As part of course
cem - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/99 with Phil ?, Simon P
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/99
Tarquin - 1999
Grezza - Lead - Mar/95 with Mick RIP, Andy Kemp
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/90
In fine condition. Then a good value 4
David Smith - Lead - 23/Feb/87 with Andy Bennett
Thin conditions; but big cornice pitch which proved to be the crux for us.
Johnny Baker - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/86 with Ru wellings
It just had to be done. In great conditions.
Lone Rider - Solo - 02/Jan/85