First winter gully climb. Good weather, a bit too warm. Overall well consolidated, though melting, snow with some hard ice sections in the shadowed areas. An interesting surprise was a deep and huge horizontal snow crack about 4m long and 30cm wide near the top. Carefully went around and kept going. Cornice at the top was easy to get past though the snow below it was fairly slushy.
Victor Ivanov - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/15
Hidden - Solo - 15/Mar/15
Hidden - 20/Feb/15
Climbed 1/2 way, snow bridges across 'bergshrunds' stable. Rain loaded snow on upper section led to long descent of slushy snow.
atthedropofahat - Solo dnf - 10/May/14
in reasonable condition
nickdonohue - Solo - 07/Apr/14 with Jim Barritt
Snow plod. Good conditions.
scott452 - Solo - 18/Jan/14
Hidden - 2014
Soft snow, evidence of previous avalanches and an unstable cornice at the top
JackM92 - Solo - 08/Nov/13
Ski descent - Craig's 40th birthday
Jamie Johnston - Solo - 09/May/13 with Blair Aitken, Paul Easto, Andrew Napier, Dave Anderson, Craig Cameron
blue_sundown - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Joe M, Owen
Top half after completing moonlight gully. Cornice was easily passable at the top right of the gully.
Jimmy1976 - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13 with John
hydraulicwave - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13
Was going for Ledge Route but not in good condition. Not a grade 1 today as very hard ice or Neve and steeper. Grade 2. Nice route topping out near the top of the Ben in perfect weather a rarity!
ClimbingGlen - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Gavin Peach, Peter Cuthill
gavinpeach - Solo - 31/Mar/13 with Pete Cuthil, Glen Dickson
Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/13
Nice conditions out of the wind and a first winter gully climb for Naomi
BruceG - 10/Mar/13 with Naomi
Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/13
Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13
augustus trout - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Gareth Williams
gw3285 - Solo - 25/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13
Downclimbed after ledge route. Major slog.
bradholmes - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Chris Bonner
mark12345 - Solo - 23/Feb/13
Matthew Robinson - Solo - 18/Feb/13
Matt Dolan - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/13 with Katy Boreham
Descent - lowered Si over the cornice and then pitched 3/4 of the way down, before walking off to the CIC.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Simon Smith
connor - Solo - Feb/13
Pompey - 12/Jan/13 with JT, Cogstar, johnnyw
Hidden - 2013
ewen75 - Solo O/S - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - Solo - 17/Dec/12
pblurton - 13/Dec/12 with Jacob Sutcliffe, Ewan
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/12 with pblurton
CacCarnBeag - Solo - 04/May/12
Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/12
Backed off near the top due to a crevase.
Ash_Johnson - AltLd - 05/Mar/12 with Ian Lynch
Climb and ski descent, nice powdery snow and a fun gully at the top. Mostly a bit narrow for fun skiing, the other gullies were better today. Very airy dropping in past the cornice...
Chad123 - Solo - 04/Mar/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/12
murrayd - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12
davesa - Solo - Feb/12
Really good conditions
stephenarnold - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/12
Timo Austino - Solo - 15/Jan/12
Superb and in great condition :)
chili-d - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Poz
Superb route in such an atmospheric setting, nice top out from Chili-d on her first route on the Ben.
KPoz - AltLd - 15/Jan/12 with Chili-d
SnowdonGypsy - Solo - 12/Jan/12
Hidden - Solo - 2012
hcreber - 2012
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/11
Intended to do the ledge route but it was soaking wet and slippery across the "ledge" so we decided to continue up number five gully. I trailed a rope to my 9year old sister and helped her up. Good climbing although a little loose.
OERees - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/11
Climber solo with Andrew Haigh , did not rope up.
Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/11 with andrew haigh
Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/11
After Moonlight Gully
JamesRoddie - Solo - 02/Mar/11
Hidden - Solo - 27/Feb/11
used for descent
mfisher - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Olly Roberts
ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11 with James
Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11
Had a quick play on a small ice fall on our way up. Brilliant day!
Adamski1986 - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Kev Murley
Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/11
Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Paul Boggis - Solo - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/10
Nice, and probably borderline grade II considering the length. Unfortunately we had to turn back due to large areas of wind slab blocking us of at a little over 300m- definitely an avalanche black spot. Down climbing not so fun
Doogleman - Solo dnf - Dec/10
pretty thin and more like III in those conditions. it was a great atmospheric route
6 hours round trip
connor - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/10 with willey, mike scott
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/10
Hidden - Solo - 12/May/10
bigbadbob12345 - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/10 with Paul Ellis
Alison2 - Solo O/S - Feb/10 with Matthew
Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo - 05/Jul/09
notes about your climb, or leave blank
Very warm vloudy and viz down to 5 meters when lookung for green gully
Timo Austino - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Nats
Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/09
roped up for cornice
jdgaventa - Lead - 23/Feb/09
Captain Solo - Solo - 01/Feb/09
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/09
CT6419 - Solo - 2009
JamesRoddie - 2009 with Alex Roddie
Gotr lost trying to find No. 4 Gully, after saying that a retard couldn't miss it. Good neve. Pretty gnarly. Not much of a cronice. Really good weather, inversion. Does it count as soloing if you are with a group?
tsl42 - Solo β - 31/Dec/08 with Tom, Aaron, Nick
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/08
First winter climbing, stunning weather and views, just awesome
Fiona Reid - Solo - 28/Dec/08 with Mike, Ewan
An enjoyable wander.
prog99 - Solo - 28/Dec/08 with Ewan, Fiona
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Helen Tsai
GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Jon Moulding
In descent, a bit windslabby.
Only a hill - Solo - 21/Mar/08 with James Roddie
dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with Joe Harris
Harry The Owl - Lead - 16/Feb/08 with Chaz Payne
Andy DB - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/08
Ken Applegate - Solo - Feb/08 with Dave Buckett, Hannah Evans
Hidden - Solo - 24/Mar/07
Hidden - Solo - 24/Mar/07
Spent ages wearing our arms out by digging snowscrapes and belaying each other all the way from the bottom of the gully! The cornice was the first I've ever done and the steep snow and lack of protection made it pretty memorable! What's the point of roping up in this sort of situation? I probably would have taken Brian down with me had I come off...
The Oracle - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/07 with Brian Coupland
Descent. Very steep at the top and quite intimidating.
Monk - 04/Feb/07 with Alan & Colm
stooby - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with group
Dave Searle - Solo - 28/Jan/07 with sim
Hidden - Solo - 27/Jan/07
jamestheyip - 2007 with Descend
Wanted Tower Ridge but too windy
deano - Solo - 22/Dec/06 with Ryan Stokes, Paul Silvester
can be big cornice at top, be weary of averlanch debries funneling from bowl at the top.
Adam Humphreys - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/06 with Joe m
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/06 with Dom
joe king - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/06 with simon ringrose
industrialiceman - Solo - 27/Feb/05
G. Tiger, Esq. - AltLd - 31/Dec/04
Fair conditions for the route, only well consolidated snow left following rainfall, very long day pitching the full climb, inexperience is a nasty thing. Long walk off in the Dark. first Winter route
Bokonon - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/04 with Nev
kevinknights - Solo - Mar/04 with Alison Parker
Hannah V - Solo - 19/Mar/03
Hidden - Mar/03
Pitched one rocky step, otherwise moved together.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 06/May/01 with Tommo
akhughes - 2000
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/99
John Pickles - Solo O/S - 27/May/98
Jacob Ram - Solo - 25/Mar/98 with anthony aylett
Mickdenali - 1994 with Simon Colley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/92
luckyjim - Solo - Dec/91
Rob Kennard - 1988 with Paul Andrews
Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/87 with Janet
Yourlead - Solo - 02/Jan/86 with Mike, Donald Williamson
Martin Haworth - Solo - 1986
dodders - Solo - Mar/85 with Simon L
Ludicrously windy at cornice.
Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Dec/84 with Ian Burwood
Hidden - 1981
Lusk - Solo O/S - Jan/79
Ascended and descended regularly
David Smith - 1964