Great route, but a bit of a one pitch wonder. First ice pitch lovely. Couple of short steep sections with steep snow in between. Belayed after 20m on two pegs on left before final steep step of ice, but should have gone a little further to belay off tat above. Second pitch just on snow before route opens out into a bowl. Cornice looks large, but easy enough to escape left or right. 60m of rope WILL get you to the plateau from the two pegs.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/15 with CIC Jack
Neil Hamlet - 2nd - Feb/15
Lead the main pitch, very soft ice but still plenty of it. Cornice is still huge
Webster - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14
Exciting getting past the cornice! great route
JHolland - Lead - 07/Apr/14
Hidden - 2014
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Rich Hines
Rickrick - AltLd - Apr/13
Did the Wendigo start !
luckyjim - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with m mcdermott
Great ice, perfick!
mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Steven Delderfield
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with mik
steven - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/13 with Rob Hunt
Lots of hooking on old hard ice.
IJHunt - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/13
abbeywall - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with K
morsy - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with peter berwick
Pete23 - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with Stephen Mors
Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Olly
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Jack
Conan - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Paul Horabin, Pete Glasper
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/13
First grade IV. Good ice on the steeper pitches but the rest a bit cruddy. Topping out in glorious sunshine made up for it though!
d80f0u - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Scott, Andy
Hidden - Lead - Feb/13
akhughes - Lead O/S - Mar/12
Ed Saint - Mar/12
Traversed onto here at start of ice from wendigo. Great climb tho ice a bit dodgy in places due to turbo warm conditions. Very solid IV in conditions IMO.
jandyd05 - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/12 with adam booth
Nice pitch of ice. Second pitch is insignificant.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/12 with Ed Mitchell
LJKing - AltLd - 13/Feb/12 with Piers Harley
Piers Harley - AltLd - 13/Feb/12 with Laurence King
Great introduction to winter climbing proper on Ben Nevis. Good ice and exciting climbing. Ran out third pitch from second belay to top - not a place to fall! Overall, not exactly alt lead, as mostly on second.
wadh1720 - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Chris L, jimmyk
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/12
jcurley - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/12 with Chris Drinkwater
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with J
Climbed first two pitches of Wendigo, then traversed across to Central Gully R/H, to give 5 pitches of good climbing.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 15/Jan/12 with Sean Comisky, Chris Webster
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 12/Jan/12
ice a bit hollow in places but otherwise a good climb, not 3 stars in this condition though.
James S - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/12
centurion05 - 2012
lawrenceK - AltLd - 03/Apr/11
First time leading this route, traversed in from the first pitch of wendigo, Ice was melting and cruddy.
baileyswalk - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/11 with Aoibhinn
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/11
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with James
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11
joeydurkin - AltLd - 06/Mar/11 with Rusty, Patch
Hidden - 06/Mar/11
A bit bashed around by the traffic. Nice gully tho.
manwithacam - AltLd - 04/Mar/11 with Mike M
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/11
quite fat, melting a bit on the day, nice wee route with some steeper steps
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 04/Mar/11 with Kenny
Ice was bomber. Nice route.
ksneds - AltLd - 04/Mar/11 with stevo
rnotman67 - AltLd - 01/Mar/11
melville18 - 2nd - 28/Feb/11 with nigel martin, john jackson
first proper winter climb!traversed into the foot of the chimneys from the left having practised on the lower snow slopes yest.fantastic-top felt rather steep!
tomshanti - 2nd β - 28/Feb/11 with nigel hooker
Traversed in after 1st pitch of Wendigo. Amazing gully!
Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Took right hand gully on final pitch, really hard but great fun.
Run_Ross_Run - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with MattM
Pretty easy route until the final ice pitch. In great condition, very enjoyable climbing. Worked up a proper forearm pump on the final pitch as well.
mattrm - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with James Thacker, Darren09
mynyddresident - AltLd - 10/Feb/11 with wolf
1 steep pull.. nice little route.. in situ belays.
wolf.leeb - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with nic
Mark did all the hard work I took the final start wall to get us out the chimney.
baileyswalk - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with mark bannan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/11
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10
Hannah Evans - AltLd - 25/Mar/10 with Scott Kirkhope
tjmillen - Lead - 18/Feb/10 with dorine
Pat-H - 2nd β - Feb/10
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Stewart Munro
Soloed up to the first real steep bit. Great conditions for everything bar protection which made for a run out adventure. Did plan to do Central Gully as my first grade III but due to some "incorrect" route finding we did this instead as my first Grade IV lead. Cracking weather.
telemarker - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Paul F
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/10
MouseHunter - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
colinthrelfall - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Dec/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/09
Led the main pitch
adamscottthomas - AltLd - 19/Mar/09 with Andy Wardle
davefount - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Will Kelsall
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Neil & Mark
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/09
personal climbing day on MIC assessment
nickcj - AltLd - Mar/09
Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/09
Led pitch 2. Nice route!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 19/Feb/09 with Dave Kirby
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - Feb/09 with Dave Latimer
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jan/09
niall_mac - AltLd - Jan/09 with am_bodach
mikelaing - 2nd - Jan/09 with Ian Whitehead
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/09
Hidden - 2nd - 2009
great little route.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with john
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/08
smac - 2008
wee hippy - 2nd - 2008
wicked tunnel cornice finish!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Andy
Great route better than joining the queue for green. Nice steep ice with one vertical fall and tunnel thro the cornice to exit, well protected with gear appearing just were u need it. Awesome, deserves more stars than its give in the ukc log.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Neil Mackenzie
RobScotland - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Magnus
Awsome line, with some sweet ice. A lot of stuff coming down as the group ahead cut a tunnel through the cornice, but nice to have a pre cut tunnel :)
MRJ - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Rob
Guided by Graham Ettle
Ann S - 2nd - Mar/07 with Graeme Ettle-guide
joe king - AltLd - 09/Feb/07 with steve pettit
steveP - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/07 with Paul Rowlands
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/06
dsiska - AltLd - 19/Mar/06 with Duncan, Fran
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Mar/06
Excellent if a little short lived
Tom M Williams - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Andy Hobson
Jamie B - Lead - Mar/06 with Jamie Hagemann
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/06
barney_edin - 2nd - 2006 with Phil A
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/05
sgl - AltLd - 26/Feb/05 with Konnie
ruggystunts - Lead - 18/Feb/05 with Neil
petehaz - 2nd O/S - Feb/05 with Eoin
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05
seanyt - Lead O/S - Feb/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/05
konacol - Lead - 22/Mar/03 with Lucy Hailey
Hidden - TR - 12/Mar/03
nickdonohue - AltLd - 22/Feb/03 with Mark McCarthy
cem - 2nd - 14/Mar/00 with Andy M, Bruce G
graeme gatherer - 2000
Richard Weller - AltLd - 08/Mar/97 with Alec Keith
Hidden - Lead - 1996
David Smith - Lead - Feb/87 with Andy Bennett
Guy - 1987
Nigel Bond - 2nd - 18/Mar/81 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby