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Number Three Gully** I

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Limited viability meant we ended up in this gully by mistake. Soloed up to within 3m of the plateau before being defeated by the overhanging cornice. Downclimbed back to the CIC.
aldo56 - Solo dnf - 19/Jan/14 with Paterson12

Poor conditions on approach - backed off
Smelly_James - 2nd dnf - 16/Jan/14 with Charlie Bangham

In descent
easers - Solo - 05/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/13

Jon Ellis - Solo - 03/Mar/13 with Nigel Evans, Andy Hill

The best grade 1 route I have ever done. Near vertical headwall for 2-3m before the top.Snow conditions firmed up nicely once above CIC hut.
kiwi boy - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/13 with nigel evans, john Ellis

Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/13

Hidden - 25/Feb/13

mark12345 - 23/Feb/13

Abbed off a snow bollard over cornice then soloed down 50m and bum slid the rest.
Theeni - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - 07/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/13

Nice first Nevis gully for Heather
markwarner - Solo - Feb/13

artmal - Solo - Feb/13

Hidden - 15/Jan/13

shipton47 - Lead - 14/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

kingjam - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/12

Spraggs first winter climb, nice and easy.
Hoyes - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/12 with Simon C, Rachael S, Rachel B

With Si, Rach and James then down No 4. Nice tootling day out
Batt - Solo - 29/Dec/12

bowls - Solo - 10/May/12

Kieran (aged 10) 1st solo ice climb. Nice one!
EcoClimber - Solo - 16/Apr/12

My 1st solo ice climb (aged 10). An exciting winter route.
KDSclimber - Solo - 16/Apr/12 with Richard

Hidden - Solo - 17/Mar/12

Took a steeper ice pitch on the left to finish.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 14/Mar/12 with Dave, Connie

crispy - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Phil, Anton

HIGHTOWER - Solo - 29/Feb/12

Sam Warby - Solo O/S - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/12

A short pitch at the end to overocme the cornice but all grade 1 ground was soloed
maherp - Solo - 12/Feb/12 with SMC

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/12

jonbwoy - 02/Feb/12

Simon Preuss - Feb/12 with Dave, Andy, Phil

davesa - Solo - Feb/12

rubisco - 2nd O/S - Feb/12 with Purely

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/12

Me first gully on the Ben.
Jones_88 - 2nd - 30/Jan/12

Abseiled in from a snow bollard and climbed out
Tom.Priestley - TR - 16/Jan/12

Jackspratt - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/12

First route on the Ben - descended No 4. Well conslidated snow with icy sections.
bobpilgrem - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Tom

Really nice - very icy so probs worth II today, took cornice on the left. Came down no. 4
tompilgrem - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Dad

descent
sophiecb - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Chad

SnowdonGypsy - Solo - 12/Jan/12

Rhydian Evans - Solo - 10/Jan/12

JanBella - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/12

Blurgy319 - Solo - Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - Jan/12

goatee - Solo - 2012

bandersnatch - Solo - 2012

Andrew Holden - Solo - 2012

DNF due to fresh powder avalanche hazard. Small partial depth avalanche triggered!
tom_holdsworth - Solo dnf - 29/Dec/11 with Paul Elliot, Mike Kennedy

richardshoes - Solo O/S - 28/May/11

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/11

Hidden - 10/Apr/11

We did this on a very hot April day! We thought we would be swimming up the gully but condition were pretty good! A little soft at lower levels but as we got closer to the top conditions were good and even a little icy at the top!We decended via the tourist path(never again)!
Fullhog - Solo β - 10/Apr/11

Descent
J Brown - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11 with RK

in descent
carl_123 - Solo rpt - 26/Mar/11

in descent
carl_123 - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/11

In descent.
keith hal - Solo - 05/Mar/11 with Peter Berwick

What a slog...
frecro - Solo - 05/Mar/11 with Mike Cross

JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/11

indigostarlight - Solo - 01/Mar/11

Pete23 - Solo - Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/11

stouffer - AltLd - 26/Feb/11 with Deb

access was hard work! top out was interesting
mfisher - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11 with goose

Was more knackered walking up to the gully. Great route though
goose299 - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Matty Fisher

Found it a little tricky topping out
Stiffinger - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/11 with sam

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/11

Adam Lincoln - 29/Jan/11 with Kev Avery

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/11

Singleton_Alex - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/11

MarkyGee - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/11 with Steve Cox, Keith Phillips, Patrick Manuel, Pete Telling, Stu Howie

np134 - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/11 with A. Singleton, N. Howett

mikemartin - Solo - 26/Jan/11

jack_eadie - Solo - 26/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/11

adie84 - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

gripped01 - Solo - 15/Dec/10 with Dave Tait

fall-line - 12/Dec/10 with Sarah Kirton, Alex Tuck

Was a really good day, Worth the Drive!
Adamski1986 - Solo O/S - Dec/10 with John Walker

Went to climb the buttress but a team already on and lots of stuff being knocked down. Finished up the short steeper right hand branch.
Moonstone Hippy - Solo - 27/Nov/10 with Phil

Hidden - Solo - 21/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/Nov/10

Downclimbed
Major_Steve - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Neil

Phil Emerson - AltLd - Nov/10

Powdery but with enough hard snow beneath to make axes effective. Nice route & short enough to combine with another.
Doogleman - Solo - Nov/10

Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 03/May/10

Snow soft in places but hard in others. Steep at top with a slumped cornice.
Moonstone Hippy - Solo - 01/May/10

LakesWinter - Solo - 11/Apr/10 with Phil B

philboy - Solo - 11/Apr/10 with matt g

philboy - Solo - 11/Apr/10 with matt g

clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Andy Assam

Ross Young - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Matt HWUMC

NHARRIS - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/10

Julie Carroll - Solo - Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

radioshed - 2010 with Ross young

ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/09 with Kyle

Winter Route, Not in condition, Grade III
owenrhyswilliams - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Gareth Protheroe

Protheroe - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Clay and Rob

Clay C - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Rob, Gareth

R_W_M - Solo - 13/Dec/09 with Clay, Gareth

Brendan - Solo - 13/Nov/09 with Paul

Simonfarfaraway - Solo - 27/Feb/09 with Huw

Hidden - Solo - 26/Feb/09

Mountainman62 - Solo - 26/Feb/09 with David86, James91

Steep topout!
lucasp - Solo - 01/Feb/09 with Dave P (LMC)

Russell Lovett - Solo - 01/Feb/09 with andrew haigh

existing debt - Feb/09 with Iain a

tomtom89 - Solo - Feb/09

Em66 - Solo - 05/Jan/09 with Mat, Tom

rob87n - 2nd - 03/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - Jan/09

CT6419 - Solo - 2009

rossn - 2009

Excellent day with a cloud inversion at about 800m
KeithW - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/08

bms - Lead - 30/Dec/08 with MS

Mike Parker - Solo - 30/Dec/08 with Dan Parker

Darrell Read - 29/Dec/08 with Ian Johnson

Topped out on Ben to clear skies.
Marq - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Shona Wildman, Andrew Funnell

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/08

Nice clear sunny day
mauchie - Solo - 17/Mar/08 with Alec Holden

kevin k - Mar/08

katie75 - AltLd - Mar/08 with dan, dan

industrialiceman - 24/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/08

The cornice was very spicy - got thrown a rope to aid with the struggle/swim.
alaan - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Jim

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/08

abbeywall - Solo - Feb/08 with K

went left at top, more interesting.
HamishD - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/08 with chris burn

Pompey - Solo - Jan/08 with andy, barry, tracy

vincentvega - Lead O/S - 2008 with danny robb

dj_brigham05 - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/07 with Chris Thain

First winter experience. Had a rope but it wasn't doing anything.
chris2451 - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/07 with David Brigham

ruggystunts - Solo - 19/Dec/07

Moved together for most of it. Did ~ Grade II variation left at top due to queues.
Cardi - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/07 with Rich P

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo - 25/Mar/07

benman - Solo - 16/Feb/07

matt.woodfield - Solo - 08/Feb/07

First winter climb
Lay - 2nd - 06/Feb/07 with Clive Roberts (lead), Alison Darlow, Jonathan Woodward

My first ascent of ben nevis.
leakster - Solo - 04/Feb/07 with jeff & paul

variation - up left gully
cham749 - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/07 with Henry Methold

Bob.allan - 2nd - 25/Jan/07 with Jason Mitchell

keith leonard - Lead - 2007 with wife

jiles - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/06 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with J. Iles-Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/06

Icy and steep exit, probably grade II
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - Apr/06 with kai ren

Descent after climbing Comb Gully
BruceG - 18/Mar/06 with Alii

Hidden - Solo - 04/Feb/06

alexr - Solo - Feb/06 with Si

DaleB - Feb/06 with GD

Hidden - Feb/06

easy lead on very busy route.
andy hunter - Lead - Feb/06 with mark

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/06

latitude - Lead - 28/Jan/06 with Kate Drugan

On PYB course. Moved together. Very hard snow. Steep narrowing near the top was more like Grade II.
CathS - 26/Jan/06 with Jane

munnsy - 2nd - 22/Jan/06

First winter outing since my dad introduced me over 5 years ago. Grade II with an ice pitch at the top.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/06 with Magnes Josnon

Icy near the top making it hard for the grade.
Will Smith - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/06 with Mel and Steve

Hidden - Solo - Jan/06

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/06

skimble - Lead - Jan/06

viking - Solo - Jan/06

mike kann - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

centurion05 - 2006

Descent
barney_edin - Solo - 2006 with Phil A

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/05

Captain Solo - Solo - 27/Jan/05

Hidden - Solo - Jan/05

Ice Spider - Lead - 2005 with Stewart

bms - Solo - 16/Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/04

richiegarside - Feb/04 with Harry Ellis

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Jon Gay

in descent
niall_mac - Solo - Apr/03

gripped01 - AltLd - Mar/03 with Jon Naylor

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jan/03

Not much snow around
bms - Solo - 31/Dec/02

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/00 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jan/00

kjbix - 2000 with Rich Parker

akhughes - 2000

ski descent
graeme gatherer - 2000

Jacob Ram - Solo - 02/Feb/98

Hidden - Solo - 16/Mar/97

BenTiffin - Feb/97 with Rachel Yeates

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/92

FrankW - AltLd O/S - Mar/92 with Unknown

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/92

Andy Say - Solo - 1992

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1990

descended
John Marsland - Solo - 16/Feb/86

Hidden - 1983

avalanche - powder snow on neve
John Marsland - Solo dnf - 27/Dec/82

99bolivar - AltLd - Feb/82 with Derek Smithson

Lone Rider - Solo - 1982

Nigel Bond - Solo - 16/Mar/81

Hidden - Solo - Feb/72

mikej - Solo - 07/Apr/69 with Wil Hurford

John Grieve and I soloed it on a memorable day.
David Smith - Solo - 23/Mar/61

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Style of ascent

Soloed143 of 225 (63.6%)
Lead18 of 225 (8.0%)
Followed11 of 225 (4.9%)
Toproped1 of 225 (0.4%)
Alt Leads17 of 225 (7.6%)
Unknown35 of 225 (15.6%)

'Climbed'151 of 225 (67.1%)
clean O/S68 of 225 (30.2%)
clean β1 of 225 (0.4%)
clean rpt1 of 225 (0.4%)
dnf4 of 225 (1.8%)