Ledge Route*** II
[Alison Darlow, Ledge Route, Ben Nevis, 2 kb]450m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, Ben Nevis Ridges, 3 star Scottish winter.

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routrax - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/15

IainMay - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/15 with scotybotty1234

boyson - Solo - 22/Apr/15

andyinglis - Solo - 18/Apr/15

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton - Solo - 05/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo - 05/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/15

Very wet day, saw a small wet snow avalanche come down no5 when we were on the first ramp. Lots of snow on the route still. Wild on the plateau. Brian's first winter climb.
Andy Hewison - Lead - 28/Mar/15 with Brian R

gman2012 - Solo - 25/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 24/Mar/15

Mattlloyd10 - Solo - 23/Mar/15

A very slow pitched ascent to the ledge route so they could get some experience doing a technical winter route. I soloed when they lead and lead otherwise.
RosePearson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/15 with Andrew Cherchov, Paul Fox

Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/15

Hidden - 17/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 17/Mar/15

Louvet - 17/Mar/15 with Tarquin

DanielBryan - 17/Mar/15

Martin McKenna - UKC - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Victoria

Liam Ingram - 15/Mar/15 with Catrin Nichols

Sam Shilliday - Solo - 15/Mar/15

Harrynichols - Solo - 15/Mar/15 with DavidMcK

Harry Holmes - Solo rpt - 15/Mar/15

Got a little sunburnt
catrin289 - Solo - 15/Mar/15 with Liam Ingram

duncanzsteven - Solo - 15/Mar/15 with David Mckinney, Harry Nichols

DavidMcK - Solo - 15/Mar/15 with duncanzsteven, Harrynichols

Weekend cut short by injury, so managed to climb the route in 40 minutes. Great route, spectacular views!
joe.91 - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

Up after topping out from Harrison's, then the full route in descent.
olekemi - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Ann M, Colwyn J

Paul Figg - Solo - 14/Mar/15 with Andy Brown

SteveM - AltLd - 14/Mar/15

davesa - Solo - 14/Mar/15 with Dan Bailey

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo dnf - 11/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/15

Matt Amos - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/15

A nice excursion on the one good day of a long weekend that was otherwise three days of pish. Colossal amounts of avalanche debris at base of number 5 gully (unsurprisingly after the preceeding warm spell) but plenty of good snow on route (more than my last winter ascent); initial slab and exit from the "gangway" all well banked out. Soloed with one axe; didn't take any gear and didn't feel any need; Bristol boys had a good time.
timday - Solo - 08/Mar/15 with GrahamB, SteveS

Heavily banked out and large amounts of snow along the route made it easier than Grade II. Impressive avalanche debris in No.5 Gully.
Jon Ellis - Solo - 08/Mar/15 with James Ellis

Hidden - Lead - 08/Mar/15

aneate - 27/Feb/15

Descent route after Boomers Requiem. Deep snow. gully No. 5 full of avalanche debris.
andymcronald - 26/Feb/15

Stuart Wildman - AltLd - 19/Feb/15 with Neil

Ste_b1978 - Solo - 19/Feb/15

Arrived at the North face car park at 6am walked in in the dark, Moved together in 3 teams of 2. Topped out at 1110 and descended no.4 gully.
BenedictIEP - 15/Feb/15 with Matt Marsh, Vicky Jennings, James Pawson, Jake Goodwin, Alex Thompson

Hidden - 15/Feb/15

Moved together, all well cut, few gusts only difficulty.
Alex Thompson - 15/Feb/15 with Ben Powrie

Moved together, felt like Grade I under the conditions. Breezy.
thedatastream - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Jake G

Moving together
vix - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Matt Marsh, Jake, Ben, JP, Alex

Soloed roped together alpine style. Very windy near the top.
tobyk - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Emma Akam

Stephen Halliday - 15/Feb/15 with John Wilshaw

Matt Marsh - AltLd - 15/Feb/15 with Vicky Jennings

Lovely consolation route, took us less than an hour and a half from the CIC hut to top of route, in excellent condition and very well tracked out.
Elsier - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Carol

Top bit After Harrison's Direct and lengthy traverse. Moving together with 60m of rope out. Textbook homework.
freemanTom - 14/Feb/15 with Jason Wood

keithlambley - Solo - 14/Feb/15 with Jeff H, Kate R

Perfect conditions, we were fast
Carol Goodall - Solo - 14/Feb/15 with Elsie

up and down, perfect snow, really easy
Webster - Solo - 13/Feb/15

Move together
joe hallam - 13/Feb/15 with matt hardy

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/15

georgec - Lead rpt - 09/Feb/15 with Joanne

Grade I in current conditions! Great snow conditions and well stepped out. Short-roped.
Mr Fuller - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/15 with Andy Basford

Ed - 08/Feb/15

K Mckay - Solo - 08/Feb/15 with Dan Slome, Steve Hutton

Mike Hood - Solo - 08/Feb/15 with Cora

jamesgr87 - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/15

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/15

Climbed after completing The Curtain.
Karlos - Solo - 04/Feb/15 with Husky Tom

Hidden - 03/Feb/15

great weather with Scott Kirkhope guiding
rambler_gary - 2nd - 03/Feb/15 with Haydn

wether was warm snow and Ice melting. Soloed rout. Ridge line very deep snow. Kenny said that it was more than he had seen before. most rocks on ridge buried. (bailed on green gully due to warm wether and risk of avalanche)
chrisjknox - Solo O/S - Feb/15

hairy51 - Feb/15 with Ben Axford, Joe Andrews

stephen ashworth - Lead - Feb/15 with Ian hendy

aebewick - 2nd - 29/Jan/15

SamHallam - 2nd - 26/Jan/15

First route at the Ben...Stoked!!
aljones91 - AltLd - 26/Jan/15 with Ben hester

Callum_Johnson - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/15 with Robin C

anthonyp - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/15 with Michaela Penny

mikpen - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/15 with Anthony Pickard

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jan/15

Winter climb . Moved in a team of three
royalste45 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/15

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

Tony Lancashire - Lead - 10/Jan/15

Hidden - 04/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/15

lead short roping.
kivell - Lead - 03/Jan/15 with will king, steve kivell

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jan/15

Amazing clear day and a nice straightforward route to start the trip.
Robin Woodward - AltLd - Jan/15

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Very nice route for the grade, kinda wish I had soloed it or at least if we had climbed together from the start. We didn't really need to pitch the first part as it wasted a fair bit of time. Route was in beautiful condition apart from a bit of pow at the start.
fireloveswater - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Peter Ellwood, Andrew Toolis

Nice route! In snowy condition, made it feel quite easy. Moved together. Could have solo'd much of it. Great weather up until topping out.
andy2lis - 29/Dec/14 with Peter Ellwood, Marcus McLernon

peter_ellwood - 29/Dec/14 with Marcus McLernon, Andrew Toolis

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Anna Wells

Ndawson - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Alex Hebden

Tim Harper - Solo - 28/Dec/14

Moved together across the top after one slightly sketchy step but difficulties never materialised.
splat2million - Solo - 16/Dec/14 with Jon Howson

Only one mildly sketchy move and pretty much walking the rest of the way. A really great route.
jonhowson - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/14 with David P

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/14

100m Ramp of snow up to beginning of route, requiring ice axe for stability. Other than that route in summer/rock climbing condition.
Nevis_Ben - Solo O/S - 15/May/14

Brilliant route!
Gudge - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/14

petegunn - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/14 with Scottish Dave, Davina

dbell67 - 2nd dnf - 10/Apr/14 with Davina, Petegunn

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 10/Apr/14

church465 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Megan Roberts, Conor Gahan

Headed in to climb Tower Ridge but high winds on the approach put us off. We soloed LR which was very alpine in character.
wheelsucker - Solo - 03/Apr/14 with George Cragg

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/14

In descent again
colenn - Solo - 28/Mar/14 with Liam Brophy, Rob Noone

Fairly straightforward. Couple of exposed sections.
steveforgrieve - AltLd - 28/Mar/14 with Chris Watkins

Andy Syme - Lead - 28/Mar/14 with Pete Elliott

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/14

In descent
colenn - Solo - 27/Mar/14 with Liam Brophy, Rob Noone

Down climbed
rob87n - Solo - 27/Mar/14 with Colm ennis, Liam Brophy

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/14

Alastair MacSween - Solo rpt - 26/Mar/14

Used for descent while partner walked off.
Cameron94 - Solo - 26/Mar/14

Hidden - 26/Mar/14

Very unstable powder!
JackM92 - AltLd - 23/Mar/14

Got really wet on the walk in. Nearly binned it off but it got better high up and turned out good
adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/14 with Andy Lathem, Garner, Hoult

Hidden - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/14

climber34neil - 11/Mar/14

perfect alpine conditions. a round of ledge route and cmd. fantastic day.
lukas richardo - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/14

Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/14 with hfisher

Hidden - 10/Mar/14

smithjmw46 - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Lee Musson, Nathan Jones

Rasherz - AltLd - 03/Mar/14

4" of fresh over a firm base, trail breaking wasn't too hard work. http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/03/ledge-route-carn-mor-dearg-arete/
alastairbegley - Solo - 01/Mar/14

First ever winter climb ;)
wezzie - 01/Mar/14

hfisher - Solo - Mar/14 with Teffy

Harry William Brook - Solo O/S - Mar/14

moved together - a lot of snow, everywhere
somethingelse - 2nd - Mar/14 with Jim

Deep powder
Ryan23 - AltLd - Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead - 22/Feb/14

drsdave - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/14

5eamuz - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Mike Gibson

georgec - AltLd - 16/Feb/14 with John Holterman

lots of snow on route; did 4 pitches to final ridge system, then moved together
GOS - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Maeve McKeever

jev - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Gabrielle, HWUMC

brad_tait - 08/Feb/14 with Marnoch HWUMC

picasso - Lead - 02/Feb/14

Ryan23 - 2nd - Feb/14

Deep snow throughout. Extremely windy on summit plateau.
CMCM - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/14

Good quality neve throughout. Move quickly across no. 5 gully to access it though, there will be a lot of wet snow above you if it isn't frozen.
team fat belly - 18/Jan/14 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/14

guy757 - 14/Jan/14

Hidden - 13/Jan/14

Fresh prints. 1 other party followed. Good condition. New snow but not excessive.
sean_o_ab - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jan/14

joeashworth - Solo - 11/Jan/14 with Sean O'Sullivan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/14

khalidq - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/14 with Alec

guy757 - 06/Jan/14

Decided that I might as well do something based on the fact that despite staying in the CIC hut I'd done nothing. Wandered up to the foot of number 5 gully over avalanche debris and decided to have a punt. Overshot the normal start and ended up traversing in higher up. Soloed up the rest of the route with one exciting moment where rather than down climbing a small step I leapt across into a patch of soft snow!
MPSBunny - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jan/14

Nemo9 - Solo - Jan/14

petecox84 - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Giles's first day on the ben.
arose - Solo - 30/Nov/13 with Giles Cranston

Moved together, great day, great condition
alexei.nicholas - AltLd - 23/Nov/13 with partz, James davis

Moved together. First route on Ben Nevis and in Scotland, great weather and great conditions
partz - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with James Davis, Alexei Nicholas

Hidden - 23/Nov/13

Great day out, though was cloudy
victorhearnyeates - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/13

A great day out and good early season conditions, back at the car in the daylight!
John Holden - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Pete Sowerby

Hidden - Solo - 21/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo - 21/Nov/13

droberts - Solo - 04/Nov/13

amazing scramble
gazj1986 - 26/Oct/13

TheChangeIsCast - 26/Oct/13 with Gareth James

Hidden - 12/Jul/13

JamesMortimer4 - 01/Jun/13 with clemmie Mitchell, Tim Miller

Hidden - Solo - 06/Apr/13

Diverted here as Jubilee Climb wasn't in nick.
KeithW - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/13

Fabulous conditions and views
Mark123 - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13

Best easy route on the ben?
Brannock - Solo - 30/Mar/13

Climbed after completing Curtain Rail, Danny led off before moving in coils
John Roe - AltLd - 19/Mar/13 with Danny Dunbar

Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/13

eolmar - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Peter

Pete23 - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Hugues

Moved together
sarah hawker - 16/Mar/13 with bob

Moving together, in heavy snow. Guided by Tim.
pintofbestbitter - 15/Mar/13

Alpine conditions, loads of neve and sunshine
Sankey - Solo - 13/Mar/13 with Ed

Roped together, blue skys and amazing views from every ledge!
joesmith - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/13

oliverk - Solo - 10/Mar/13 with Tim E

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/13

peter fetlar - AltLd - 05/Mar/13 with brian murphy, stewart

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

Claire Molloy - AltLd - 03/Mar/13 with Andy Birch, Nick Smith

+Andy Birch. Climbed with Julian as a two and Claire, Nick and Andy climbed as a three
NoelleG - AltLd - Mar/13 with Julian C, nick smith, Claire Molloy

Fantastic condition
alisonk - 28/Feb/13 with Dave

davidk - 28/Feb/13 with alison

Adam T - Solo - 27/Feb/13

second time in outstanding conditions
nation1 - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/13

augustus trout - 2nd rpt - 27/Feb/13 with Jim Symons

Another blue sky day, very warm. considered roping up for the ramp, but left it in the bag. nice nic lower down, but the sugar was getting a bit moist higher up
Mayaculpa - Solo - 27/Feb/13 with Jason

Blue sky and sunshine.
KevB - Lead - 26/Feb/13 with Warren Burke

WillCass - Solo - 25/Feb/13 with Si

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/13

gw3285 - Solo - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13

Simonfarfaraway - Solo - 24/Feb/13 with Paul Arkless

Hidden - Solo - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13

bradholmes - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

JezzaCat - Lead - 23/Feb/13 with Ben, Stella

Cludum Mann - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with awaddie

Moved together as group of 3. Lead by Abacus Mountaineering Trainer. Great Day.
andyhewlett - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/13

started as a rope of 2 .. joined by Paul who was considering soloing it but ended up in the middle.
danny269 - AltLd - 20/Feb/13 with Louise

Another alpine day out - fantastic still day in the sun !!
Jim Haydock - Solo - 19/Feb/13 with Gordon Orr

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13

Superb conditions today, no need to rope up.
aldo56 - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13

Jim Slater - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/13 with Andy Jobling

WMC mass assault
uncontrollable - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with laurence

max_dickens - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13

First winter climb of the season. Stunning conditions, blue skies and good snow. Continued over Ben Nevis summit and CMD arÍte for a fantastic mountain day.
Monkey_Alan - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Wessex MC

tomshanti - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/13

Gav Parker - 2nd - 16/Feb/13

punj - Solo - 16/Feb/13

Soloed route to top.
Lumbering Oaf - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

Soloed up, then down climbed moving together.
Hoyes - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

With Paul S, Si and Matt. Soloed up then moved together back down while the others bum slid down red burn. Pretty quiet and snow a bit sugary.
Batt - Solo - 16/Feb/13 with James Hoyes

tomshanti - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/13

Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with Geoff Thomas

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/13

Adam T - 12/Feb/13

karlc - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/13

a13x - Solo rpt - 09/Feb/13 with Jordan Phethean

Climbed with Andrrw Haigh but did not rope up.
Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with andrew haigh

Matt Dolan - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Katy Boreham

Moved together. Weather was freakishly calm, stopped up on the narrows to take in the view and then cracked on. Felt far too easy for the grade, though it might be a bit more justified in dodgy conditions.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Simon Smith

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/13

luckyjim - 06/Feb/13 with c roff

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/13

alpinebutterfly - 06/Feb/13 with J Stalker

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Feb/13

Moving together
Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with PMC

Hidden - 02/Feb/13

Moved together, finished by 11am. Beautiful day and situation, but the climbing was a bit too easy in the conditions.
ladislav - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Aaron

ORice - 01/Feb/13

MoWalker3 - 01/Feb/13

great climb as given by the guide book, did it in poor conditions.
nation1 - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/13

Menna Pritchard - 2nd - 01/Feb/13

jayyaj - Solo - Feb/13 with Mike Unwin

Hidden - Feb/13

Kevin Duffy - Solo O/S - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/13

Led the first traverse and ice step. Then tried the "Wyn RH Variation", but it wouldn't go - out of condition. Finished by soloing up the rest of the gully, the large ledge and the arete.
James_L88 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Wyn Jones, James Moore

keith hal - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Ian Lee-Bapty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13

John Green - 2nd - 19/Jan/13 with George Cowan, Pete Darbyshire

boab m - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/13

Some new snow so an easier and less committing option than Tower Ridge. Good but plenty of unconsolidated snow. Descent by No 4 Gully. OK but avoiding the areas of built up snow. No avalanche activity observed.
Will Manners - 13/Jan/13

Beautiful route up the Ben for any ability.
rusteswan - AltLd - 10/Jan/13

RichardThorpe - 10/Jan/13

Hidden - Jan/13

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - Solo - Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - Jan/13

smiler - AltLd - 2013 with Bokonon

Hidden - 2013

Alastair MacSween - 2013

Andrew will wilson - 2013

Perfect Conditions
Paterson12 - Solo - 2013

Andrew Holden - Solo - 2013

Chris Reid - 2013

Hidden - 2013

captain - 2013

Jamie B - Solo - 21/Dec/12 with Richard Gentry

MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/12 with Luke Edwards

Luke W Edwards - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/12 with Mark Roe

bms - Solo - 17/Dec/12

SPD224 - AltLd - 15/Dec/12 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Becky Lee, Martin Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo RP - 12/Dec/12

tallpaulselfridge - AltLd - 11/Dec/12 with John dale

MattKnox - 06/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/12

Tony Ryland - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with steveshaking

Hidden - Solo - 01/Dec/12

SianR - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with Caroline

Hidden - Dec/12

georgedunton - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo - 29/Nov/12

mzchambers - Solo - 28/Nov/12 with Fioan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo - 26/Nov/12

luckyjim - Solo - 24/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Nov/12

Sliabh1982 - Solo O/S - Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/12

Sunny, warm and no wind. Dogs made it up this route no problem. 6 hours.
captain_reindeer - Solo - 24/Mar/12 with Bonnie, Tess

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Wendy Anderson

Condition were very lean first snow slope into no five gully was very soft did not need crampons. The ramp was completely free of ice and snow and a scramble up the middle. The last snow slope was in tact but again very soft. The ridge was snow free apart from the very top. Good day despite the drizzle. Did the whole route moving together.
Chris Harding - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Danny

Graeme High - Solo - 11/Mar/12 with Ralph Simpson

Graeme High - Solo - 11/Mar/12 with Ralph Simpson

Moving Together instructional day by Al Halewood. Fantastic. Learned loads.
subflux - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with James McMeekin

Stephen Halliday - Solo β - 05/Mar/12 with Neil Halliday, Finn Curry

Finn Curry - Solo - 05/Mar/12 with Stephen Halliday, neilhalliday

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/12

JezzaCat - Mar/12 with Ben

ralphio - Solo - Mar/12

peebles boy - Lead - Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/12

descent route from the plateau
tomshanti - Solo rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Max Streeton

Sally Hudson - 2nd - 17/Feb/12 with Bill Strachan

Hidden - 16/Feb/12

A good mountain route when conditions are lacking.
STWright - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/12

jasoncash - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/12 with Andy Cash

Super day with amazing views. Snow on route was pretty soft and slight risk of avalanche on some slopes.
Malcolm Auchie - Solo - 15/Feb/12 with Derek Graham

Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/12

scallan022 - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/12 with scottie390

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/12

Grade 1 ground with exposure, would have been clear cut grade 2 if iced.
maherp - Solo - 13/Feb/12 with SMC

texuspete - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Ben Robotham

good route... not much need for ropes i felt ;)
TM_Horton - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/12 with webby

Downclimbed once reached the top.
RedFox - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/12

ronniemarshall - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Adam Payne

messed about a bit on traverse but route far easier than i remember. Finished in temperature inversion.
glaramara - Lead - 12/Feb/12 with tamzin

climb above the clouds inthe end for a great day out
barney@helmshore - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with James W

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

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/12

2 pitches to start then solo thereafter.
Bob1984 - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/12

andybroadway - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Bob Wilson, Wendal

1.5 hours to CIC hut, 3 hours on route, 1 hour to summitt, 2hours 40mins down
jamesbrown1979 - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12

JonBrown - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Becky, Floris

Jenny Hall - 2nd - 11/Feb/12 with Louis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/12

in descent.
deklan - 07/Feb/12 with sam, julie

Soloed most except a few sections towards the top. First time on Ben Nevis.
Double Knee Bar - Solo - 05/Feb/12

Left work at 11, started walk in at 12 and topped out at 3.30. Amazing Day
Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/12

johnrich - 02/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/12

flett53 - 2nd - Feb/12

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

ashtond6 - Solo - Feb/12

Krellen - Feb/12 with Martin Garnett, alan Bellis, Keith Harper, Loz Hible

AndyCook - AltLd - Feb/12

Ian84 - Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/12

Brilliant route..moved together.
Simnel - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Mark, Alan, Tony S

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12

machars - Solo - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jan/12

Anthony1 - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with Mark D, Alan, John L

Moved together, nice day out on the Ben, Robs first route on the big yin so he was stoked to be able to see into the guts of the mountain and check out the routes.
Sean Bell - AltLd - 27/Jan/12 with rob

Smashing route. Didn't see another person all day and the weather wasn't too bad either. Top day.
Dave 88 - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/12

Nice straightforward climbing. Snow looking pretty hollow towards the bottom of the left-hand snow ramp but otherwise fine condition
Doogleman - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/12

jamiefoxen - Solo β - 15/Jan/12 with bob foster

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jan/12

Rope - Solo - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - 13/Jan/12

Sugery, loose snow on most the route, though good introduction to climbing on the Ben!
trivett - AltLd - 12/Jan/12 with Jake Harrison, Steve ward

we pitched the first bit and went solo for most of the route except for the short narrow section about two thirds from the top.
Mapleleaf - 11/Jan/12

hedgehog77 - AltLd - 10/Jan/12

topped out just as weather crapped out!
luckyjim - Solo - 06/Jan/12

Soft snow made it hard going, weather closed in towards the top, arduous descent via Zig Zags and back round mountain.
bowls - Solo - 06/Jan/12

knicos - AltLd - 05/Jan/12 with James Chesmer

luke321 - 05/Jan/12 with Tom Jagger

Jack.H.92 - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/12

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - Jan/12 with Kelli Roberts

mattking_109 - Solo - Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12

aneate - Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Guy Wilson - 2012

lizzie_malc - Solo - 29/Dec/11 with Emily Ward

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Dec/11

kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/11 with Peter Rigby

With Rob, Tam, Aidie and Rem. Lots of snow hid anchors and made it difficult to move together. Topped out in the dark and had a long and snowy walk off.
Roch - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/11 with Rob Slack

Hidden - 17/Dec/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/11

Absolutely great climb - the route was ace if a little hard work in places wih soft snow
DigitalSteak - Lead - 16/Dec/11

My first winter climb. Found the ridge harder than I expected. Grateful to C and N for a brilliant day overall though.
Dandelion - 16/Dec/11

awesome climb, great day out and an entertaining decent
Sianny - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with steve

Hidden - Solo - Dec/11

mikemartin - Solo - 19/Oct/11

Surprisingly good nick for mid October - quite a lot of fresh snow, climbed with walking axe and no crampons.
JamesRoddie - Solo - 18/Oct/11 with Mark Warner, Alex Roddie

Excellent early season winter conditions. Good day out as usual on Ledge Route, but enormously hungover and felt terrible all day!
Only a hill - Solo - 18/Oct/11 with Mark Warner, James Roddie

Hidden - Solo - 07/Oct/11

Working day. Good fresh cover of snow first thing this morning, but mostly gone by the afternoon.
Ken Applegate - Solo - 02/Apr/11

in descent
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 01/Apr/11

Cracking climb
rob malik - Apr/11

Going a bi thin in places, very enjoyable!!
Tom Campbell - Solo - 30/Mar/11

nich0las - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with James S, Guy W

Strolled to the top really. Not worth 4 stars guide gives it. Nice situation, but no real exposure or difficulties. Not a shade on the likes of Tower Ridge of Observatory ridge.
NickBrown - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Susan

Susanj21 - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Nick Brown

Jim Slater - Solo - 26/Mar/11 with James Lismore

Hidden - Solo - 26/Mar/11

mikeshewring - 24/Mar/11

nickcj - Lead - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/11

robs lead, moved together the whole route. me at the back, kit in the middle
carl_123 - 2nd rpt - 19/Mar/11

route plastered in snow & quite easy. moved together roped up - no pitches. passed two parties using it as a descent route. awesome views though.
stratandrew - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/11 with Katharine Bagshaw

In descent
colenn - 17/Mar/11

rest of the guys were not due till the evening so took a direct route on the ridge
carl_123 - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/11

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Matt the Fresher

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Mar/11

t_stork - Solo - 05/Mar/11 with Rory Brown

CacCarnBeag - Solo - 05/Mar/11 with John Eccles

Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/11

stunning-brocken spectre and glory to my right along most of main ridge.summited carn dearg by mid morning so dropped down no.4 and up north gully.descended by ledge route
tomshanti - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/11

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

davidrj1 - AltLd - Mar/11 with Paul Riley

robgixer - AltLd - Mar/11

Matt Harmon - Solo O/S - Mar/11

Great route, perfect conditions. Pitched and moving together roped for practice. With marc langley
rnotman67 - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Marc langley

Great route, perfect conditions. Pitched and moving together roped for practice. With marc langley
rnotman67 - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Marc langley

Route was in good nick, and fantastic weather. Moved together, with me and Tony swapping leads.
flat eric - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Bing, Tony Sanders

Worth it just for the long glissade down number 5 gully!!
ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/11 with James

alfonsobonzo - AltLd - 27/Feb/11

Really snowy so prob grade I
suffolknick - 2nd - 22/Feb/11 with matt

moved together. didnt like this route.
jimhall - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Paddy

pete1993 - Solo - 22/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/11

So snowy it was grade I. Moved together. Zoo's first grade II.
masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/11 with Zoe Proc, Ed P

goatee - Solo - 20/Feb/11 with Niall Currid

Hidden - 18/Feb/11

With John Pickles guiding
lewiz - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/11

HendrikTBB - 17/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/11

Jim Brownlow - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Iain Mount

No pitches. Moved together entire route
mountainmathew - 12/Feb/11

alternate leads and moved together
Bob1984 - AltLd - 12/Feb/11 with Simon Taylor

Hidden - 12/Feb/11

Beautiful day. Amazing route.
alias dave - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Chris Lehane

MagnusL - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with A gaggle of people

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/11

We had great conditions underfoot for this route. Solid neve and good ice where found. Unfortunately didn't get the phenomenal views this route is well known for, but the terrain in itself is truly spectacular. I think this route's grade is taking into account the exposure of the ridge- a sensation we didn't experience due to thick cloud cover- as the technical skills needed are at best low grade II (in the same condition). Will have to try this one again on a clear day!
Doogleman - Solo - Feb/11

Frank Atherton - Feb/11 with Tim Wallis

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Feb/11

Adamski1986 - AltLd - Feb/11

Soloed with walking poles and all my weekend kit from the CIC to the BNI - a lovely way to climb into a whiteout!
Thoms6974 - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Syris, Dave S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11

mikespooner - 29/Jan/11 with Matt Kendall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11

Alpine style ascent
ernie27uk - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11

Singleton_Alex - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/11

np134 - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/11 with A. Singleton, N. Howett

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/11

DavPk - Solo - 23/Jan/11 with Romain Rebut

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

Al Kells - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/11 with gateaublaster

simonjkinsella - 2nd - 19/Jan/11

Couldn't see much, but follows an amazing line. Moved together whole way.
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/11 with Tom Dewhurst, Alec

Moved together
tomtom89 - AltLd - 18/Jan/11 with Alec, Matt

Stewart B - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Adam Molloy

colin fagan - Solo - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/11

gateaublaster - Solo - Jan/11 with Alan Kells

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - Jan/11

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton - 2nd - Jan/11 with Zac Poulton

Pohil - Solo O/S - Jan/11

The Wriggler - 2011

oliverk - 2011

Peter Metcalfe - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Tenko - 2011

cpforbes - Solo O/S - 2011

2010_graham - Solo O/S - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 22/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/10

Fair amount of fresh snow over night, intermitant flurries but great views down to Fort William and beyond. Not much vis on the top. Back down no.4 gully.Cracking route, first time for the boys.
mikehenesy - Solo - 16/Dec/10 with Dave Tait, Percy

joeydurkin - Solo - 14/Dec/10

mikemartin - Solo - 13/Dec/10

freudy_love - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Neil Barron

Hidden - 13/Dec/10

Lisa M - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Liz Outram, Nick Outram, Andrew Higginson

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

Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/10

Stunning weather. Good snow/ice.
captain_reindeer - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Alastair Grantham

Quite deep powder, with a short icy section on the first bend back left.
JamesRoddie - Solo - 05/Dec/10

Hidden - 04/Dec/10

jac00 - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Tom

tomtom89 - Solo - 30/Nov/10 with Jack

Big bucket steps all the way, hardly any need for an ice axe at all. fun day out and cracking views of all around
tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Mhairi Johnston

Pompey - AltLd - 21/Nov/10 with JP

Thick snow cover throughout but quite wet until past the narrows.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10

Euan Strachan - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Rori Brooker

Ruari Brooker - Solo - 20/Nov/10 with Euan Strachan

Ramp was in condition, but thin in places. No ice to speak of on the "ridge part" of the route. Fantastic fun though!
scatface - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/10 with pepette

Hidden - Solo - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 30/May/10

stewdickson - AltLd - 26/Apr/10 with B McG

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/10

nicjbuk - Solo - 21/Apr/10

jonnie3430 - Solo - 14/Apr/10 with Cath

Hidden - Solo - 13/Apr/10

Absolutely fantastic, great weather and stunning views.
Ben Sharp - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Tilo

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/10

After 20cm fresh snow overnight, we changed our original climbing plan and climbed this. Moved together all the way, where I belayed the second in one rocky section of 3 metres, which we found out immediately afterwards to be avoidable. Snow was so deep, we could practically follow the staircase pretty much all the way -- it was much easier than 2 months ago; definite grade I in today's condition. The weather was superb!
masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/10 with Claudia

francois - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with Catherine

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/10

Hidden - 02/Apr/10

rfdl100 - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Sam Thompson

martinbettridge06 - AltLd - Apr/10 with colk1000

TerribleToll - AltLd β - 27/Mar/10

ritid - AltLd - 25/Mar/10

John Pickles - Solo - 25/Mar/10 with Work

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/10

Great climb with an Alpine feel.
jshields - Lead - 13/Mar/10 with Ed James

Hidden - 09/Mar/10

Crossed no 5 gulley directly and climbed icy slabs on the rhs to access ledge route. 1st on route and the summit great conditions.
Dinger - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/10

In descent
dj_brigham05 - Solo - 23/Feb/10

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 22/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/10

crispy - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Carl

Daniel Sutherland - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10

Moved together on a short rope alpine style.
Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/10 with Kevin

Stunning conditions.
ShoePolice - Lead - 20/Feb/10 with Dazzler

willoates - 20/Feb/10 with Steve, lawrence

nrhardy - 2nd - 20/Feb/10 with Tim

Liam Martin - Solo β - 20/Feb/10 with Gary Brumwell, Daniel Sutherland

mr bounce - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Neil Hardy

gazb - Solo - 20/Feb/10 with daniel sutherland, liam martin

Cloudless, still & cold on the Ben. Route wonderful. Descended over CMD Arete.
bms - Solo - 19/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/10

Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/10 with jamster

John Pickles - Solo rpt - 18/Feb/10 with Andrew Morton

David86 - 18/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/10

Mountainman62 - 2nd - 18/Feb/10 with David86, James91

newvena - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/10 with dean & andy

davidwright - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10

Pitched the steep bit at the start, then unroped for the romp to the top.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Jordan, A. Peace

Moved together in great conditions. Excellent snow coverage, visibility and superb situations. Easier than expected.
barney800 - 13/Feb/10 with Andy Bottrill

Andy DB - 13/Feb/10 with James B

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

Hidden - 07/Feb/10

Jack Doyle - 01/Feb/10 with Mick

muzz44 - AltLd O/S - Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/10

Simul-soloed with Graeme. Quite snowy and worth grade I in that condition, though I could tell it would be II if thin. Anyhow it is an excellent route! On this day we enjoyed the great view, the best I have ever experienced in Ben! We descended the same route back.
masa-alpin - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Graeme B

Pretty steady.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Ross

with ZAc Poulton as part of AP mountaineering course
stratandrew - 2nd - 29/Jan/10

with mountain guide & Dave. fresh snow, little breeze, no vis up top
Ross Anderrson - 2nd β - 28/Jan/10

Will Jerram - 28/Jan/10

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/10 with Matt Todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/10

Nice easy route, no climbing. Great views of Tower Ridge and Coire Na Ciste which give the route its stars, no doubt.
Highball_Mike - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/10 with john craske

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/10

pitched first bit then moved together. straightforward but brilliant.
jdgaventa - Lead - 07/Jan/10 with jacob, katy

riven - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Ollie Kenyon

georgenvk - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10

IJHunt - 2nd O/S - Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

A memerable climb in good conditions, would recomend.
christopher_johnson - AltLd - 2010

pratty25 - 2010

KKilroy - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/09

Climbed in full winter conditions
gareth_hull - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Steve Robinson

Great day out on - went to the top for my first Munro!
milkyjoe - AltLd - 28/Dec/09 with raph

Climbed in record time, by moonlight and headtorch. Amazing. Pitched lower section then moved together.
Dillon - AltLd - 28/Dec/09 with gareth_hull

kivell - 27/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 21/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 20/Dec/09

Ian, Matt and Asa were ahead of us. Martin took the majority of the start I lead later on. Conditions on this route were really good, the top section though not all the snow had formed. Carried on to summit.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Martin

matt_ringrose - 17/Dec/09 with Ian Phillips

chapmand - Solo - 16/Dec/09 with Scott Webster

ShoePolice - Solo O/S - 14/Dec/09 with Andy Wilson

Alpine conditions. Perfect weather, not sure where the grade 2 section was though..
Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Gareth Riley, Jamie Wilson

not sure how grade 2 but quite a good climb. Perfect to get back into it all after a wee absence. Had a perfect day for it.
vinders - Solo - 12/Dec/09 with Lawrie, Jamie

Good route, easy in the grade.
jaybob - 12/Dec/09 with vinders, Lawrie Brand

Stuzz - Solo rpt - 10/Dec/09 with Craig, Callum

Hidden - Solo - 09/Dec/09

ryanjkhogan - 2nd - Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - Dec/09

Hidden - Dec/09

PeteLoveless - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/09 with jon

Mostly powder on rock. Quite easy for a II but the route does take you through some splendid scenery.
stuaart - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Thomas Smith

Amazing Day, finished by going down CMD arete
Callum T - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Tom Jenkins

jsrous - Solo - 28/Nov/09 with Pete L

thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Stuart Reeves

Only required crampons for second half. Surprisingly good conditions on the top section.
Only a hill - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/09

cjohn62 - Solo - 27/May/09 with andy

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/09

mostly solo - got the rope out for the narrow bit with the big drop. The travese above the curtain wasn't complete so we continued up #5 and traversed across to the ridge from there. Had all weather conditions every 15mins but managed to top out in sunshine :-)
halfaseesaw - 11/Apr/09 with absolutebeginner

absolutebeginner - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with halfaseesaw

Ross L - 2nd - 09/Apr/09

stev1e.wilso - 09/Apr/09 with Tom, Dylan

bigbadbob12345 - 09/Apr/09 with Steve Wilson

Followed first snow bay even though incomplete. Think we traversed too far round initially, crossing thin expose ledge to open book corner, and rock climbed this. More like a summer ascent as no crampons and limited us of tools.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Mark B

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/09

Theeni - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Matt Kemp

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/09

mes32 - 2nd - 01/Apr/09

Tim Sparrow - Solo - Apr/09

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Scott Becker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/09

went solo
Piers Harley - AltLd - 23/Mar/09 with Simon Clark

Reet good fun - great to get onto it. Nat led a bit in the middle - awesome belay - her 1st lead!! Clove hitch into runner and a crazy way of not tying in!!
Timo Austino - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Nats

frecro - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with mike, calum and wee stevie

CalumA - Solo - 21/Mar/09

stephenmckenzie - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Mike Cross, Calum Archibald, Freddie Crowley

Blurgy319 - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Marcus Littler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09

viking - AltLd O/S - Mar/09 with rick

matt22 - Lead - Mar/09

matt22 - Lead - Mar/09

jmaskill - 2nd - Mar/09

Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - Mar/09

Made a break from the hut when it stopped raining at about 3pm... Little bit of ice at the bottom, quite a bit of snow towards the top, not much in between!
net - Solo - 28/Feb/09 with George

Good Route, climbed in poor conditions.
scottynel - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/09 with John Martin & Johnny Elliott

Dramatically misty. Fun as always.
Andynsloan - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/09 with Dai Jessop, Gary Abel

Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/09

nakedave - 08/Feb/09

Awesome route, perfect conditions
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/09 with David Thornley

dav_713 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/09

Climbed as 'safe' last resort after lots of faffing over horribly powdery gully climbs
groovy_nut - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Patrick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/09

a cold day on ledge route
tscoobydoo - Feb/09

richiegarside - Feb/09 with Harry Ellis

Great day out went to the Jimmy Marshall celebration that night
rossn - Lead - Feb/09 with Greg Nicol

Great Winter Route
Andy Hewison - Jan/09

Ross McGibbon - 2009

CT6419 - Solo - 2009

Andynsloan - 2009

Mog - AltLd - 2009

springaren - AltLd - 2009 with Peter, Erik

johnkeith - 2009

tubby two - AltLd - 2009 with Colm

Hidden - 2009

rossn - 2009

cpforbes - 2009

Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/08

solo'd most of it, poor conditions, good ridge though
punj - Solo - 06/Dec/08 with john meechan

joe larner - Solo - Dec/08

First winter route, fantastic day
ckmoffat - Solo O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Dave, Graham & John

A struggle through deep powder and spindrift.
Only a hill - Solo β - 28/Nov/08

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/08

In descent
George Ormerod - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Roger

Amazing.1st winter route. Soloed. Late start so snow wasn't at it's best but lots of snow, clear skies. Best winter for years apparently. Buzzed off the whole trip for ages.
Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd - 20/Apr/08 with Allan Mac & Leon.

My first winter lead - a great day, on a great route.
J Brown - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Diccon Procter and Dennis Jobling

Elizabeth's first winter route
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Elizabeth

John Kettle - Lead - 13/Apr/08

Just one pitch to rope up for. Just tonnes of snow to plough through to get to the top. Hot work in the sun.
steven - AltLd - 09/Apr/08 with Matt Rushton

vincentvega - AltLd - Apr/08 with danny robb

giknockerpod - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/08

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Lee Bonner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/08

In descent
Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/08 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/08

alaan - Solo - 24/Mar/08 with Dom

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Al Royal

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/08

Moving together.
Calder - 2nd - 15/Mar/08 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/08

Moved together the whole way, very straight forward so didn't bother placing any gear, excellent route though. Shame we couldn't see anything!
markfairbank - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/08 with SteveyM

SteveMyatt - Solo - 01/Mar/08 with Mark Fairbank

Diggler - Lead O/S - Mar/08

Jamboli - 2nd O/S - Mar/08 with Simon Palmer

Moved together, nice route.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08 with dcraig

Enjoyable alpine-style excursion
My Gravity - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Laurence

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08 with MD

newvena - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/08 with macker, dean & andy

gareth r - 12/Feb/08 with Hywel

Simonfarfaraway - Solo - 10/Feb/08 with Huw

al99 - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Martina Zandonella

Poco Loco - 2nd - Feb/08

tomtom89 - Solo - Feb/08

climbing_wiggy - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Rod, Whitey, George

martinazando - 2nd - Feb/08 with Al Benson

First time winter climbing. Moved together the whole way. A great day out!
ladislav - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with Stuart, Surge

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 20/Jan/08 with Jeanie

Mark Wilson23 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/08 with Paul blanchard

Mark Wilson23 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/08 with Paul blanchard

moving together alpine style
glaramara - 2nd - 12/Jan/08 with jamie

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jan/08

Hidden - Solo - 2008

Hidden - 2008

John Pickles - Solo O/S - 2008 with Chris Ghyllion

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins

A wild, windy day.
WilliamBurnside - Solo - 08/Dec/07 with M Dunn, R Manby

Wild weather
m dunn - Solo - 08/Dec/07 with Billy

abbeywall - Solo - Dec/07 with K

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/07

Hidden - 26/Sep/07

Moved together placed runners round the ledge section which had little ice for the crampons to bite. Fantastic day clear skies and sunshine. Very Alpine
star8ug - 31/Mar/07 with Brother

Hidden - Solo - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - 25/Mar/07

Sunshine, neve and easy going.Great day out.
Sean Bell - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with col, marc, bri, george

RobScotland - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Magnus

Awsome outing, looking across at tower ridge shrouded in mist, while basking in the sun wearing just base layer+no gloves it was so warm.
MRJ - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/07

andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Pete Baillie

dustbuddy - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07

Hidden - 24/Feb/07

Thin snow and ice, sun, Brocken spectre at top!
JulianD - AltLd - 21/Feb/07 with Stuart

malc - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Paul S

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Garry Hugh, Matias Maistrello, Jon Gay

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Feb/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/07

Piers Harley - Solo dnf - 09/Feb/07 with Simon Clark

Hidden - Solo - 08/Feb/07

very windy on the ridge - great day out
Lay - 2nd - 08/Feb/07 with Clive Roberts (lead), Alison Darlow, Jonathan Woodward

Moved together. Fantastic route but shame there were no views.
Monk - 04/Feb/07 with Alan & Colm

move rpoed togethr alpine style
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with joe

Hidden - 01/Feb/07

david morse - Solo - Feb/07 with chris todd

tumbling wizard - Feb/07

tumbling wizard - Feb/07

Fantastic route - really nice for a first grade II. Excellent weather yet again on the Ben. Looking at the weather stats for Ben Nevis, I'm a lucky boy!
mountainbagger - 2nd - Feb/07 with Mrs Mountainbagger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/07

good route, quik time
Dave Searle - Solo - 28/Jan/07 with sim

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jan/07

Moved together, then switched to soloing. Really long and fun though not very challenging.
Whitt - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/07 with Seb

Did in winter so grade II***
Watty - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/07 with W.Watt, Spike

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/06

Good day out, quite easy but with a fair bit of exposure at the top
jasonC abroad - Solo - Dec/06

Daigroom - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/06 with Stu Wright

James B - Solo - Oct/06

Done as a scramble in the wet, rather than a 'route'. A slippy slab, just after the rightward exit from No.5 Gully did mean I needed to get the rope out for some of the party of 10. 2 people didn't fancy it and headed back to the pub, leaving us in the wet. Too cloudy to get the benefit of the exposure but a great route up the Ben and it must be stunning if you can see anything!
SuperstarDJ - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/06

Moving together
andy wa - 03/Apr/06 with Mark F

Used in as a descent, beats sldiing down number four gully.
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 07/Mar/06 with Tim Davies

Allan Young - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/06

Gr II*** (winter)
Marmot Catcher - 2nd - 05/Mar/06

Roch - Solo - 05/Mar/06 with Ben Tibbets, geof martin

niall_mac - Solo - Mar/06

Moved in alpine style - great climb, first scottish winter outing
mattdown - 26/Feb/06 with DUMC Kevin

1hr 20 min - placed 3 bits of gear. Easier than most grade 1s... However - its a very pleasant way up the hill.
kevinknights - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/06 with Matt Down

Rich Malcolm - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/06 with Matt Brennan

benman - 2nd - 17/Feb/06

Andynsloan - Lead rpt - 12/Feb/06 with Juliette Chrisman

Specatcular views of the other ridges on the mountain and Carn Mor Dearg. Easy Route finding and straightforward route
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/06 with Steve Moody

Good fun, bshame the snow was unconsolidated. moved together for prety much all of it.
Tobias at Home - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/06 with SteveM

Very lean, only the first pitch was climbed on ice, the rest was simple enough scramble. Enjoyable day out though.
petehaz - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/06 with Mat & Tim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/06

Hidden - Solo - Feb/06

Simon Palmer - Lead O/S - Feb/06 with James Heptonstall

Very easy. Should not be grade two as gives false sense of grade.
jimorothy - AltLd - Feb/06 with Rachel Crolla

b.hayley - AltLd - Feb/06

yashvi - 2nd - 23/Jan/06 with Jo Wimalasena

Thin soft snow cover. Soloed to ridge then roped & moved together.
KeithW - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with Steve Prest & Elsa

nakedave - Solo - 2006

Hidden - 2006

up second half in winter after the curtain, down the first half in summer after centurion
centurion05 - 2006

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

Daigroom - Solo - Jun/05

bms - Solo - 10/Mar/05

industrialiceman - Solo - 28/Feb/05

Captain Solo - Solo - 21/Feb/05

mikecopp - Lead - 20/Feb/05 with Will B

Howard J - AltLd rpt - 19/Feb/05 with John Waterhouse

malc - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/05 with RL

Blues skies. What a day.
Andynsloan - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/05 with Malcolm Sloan, Nick Williams

Did not pitch, but moved together - first time up Ben Nevis.
Mark Owen - AltLd O/S - Feb/05 with Alex Murphy

Very warm, but just holding in winter condition
Gustav - Solo O/S - Feb/05 with James H

Hidden - Lead - Feb/05

Mike Caine - Feb/05

Night ascent, perfect conditions, clear sky, bright full moon and lovely firm snow.
ruggystunts - Solo - 23/Jan/05 with Neil

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2005

Hidden - Solo - 31/Dec/04

Lovely views and lovely day on the Ben.
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 23/Dec/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/04

nickdonohue - Solo - Apr/04 with Mark McCarthy

crowberry gully - 10/Mar/04 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/04

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 06/Mar/04 with Roddy

Lusk - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/04

Phil1967 - Lead - 17/Feb/04 with BMRT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/04

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with Phil Booth

bms - Lead - 31/Jan/04 with DW

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/04

stooby - 2nd O/S - Jan/04 with guided

Shaw Brown - 2004 with Craig

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Charlie wp Hill - 2004

tom_holdsworth - 14/Dec/03 with Will Taylor

not much snow cover on route
Hannah V - 2nd - 19/Mar/03

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/03

Dustin - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/03

Ed Saint - Mar/03

McGus - Lead - 22/Feb/03 with Ruth

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/03

joe king - Solo - Feb/03 with steve petit

luckyjim - Solo - Feb/03

MarkDavies36 - Solo O/S - Jan/03 with Guy Keating, Steve Randles

Hidden - 2003

Julie Carroll - 2nd - 16/Apr/02 with Tim Bird

Gman - Lead O/S - Apr/02 with Carl, Rich

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/02

Hidden - Solo - Feb/02

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/02

Hidden - 2002

zero six - AltLd O/S - 2002

Andy Clarke - Solo - 06/May/01 with ChrisB, Tommo

Hidden - Solo - 17/Apr/01

Hidden - 12/Feb/01

Hidden - Jan/01

steveP - Solo O/S - 2000 with Frank Popham

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Hidden - 2000

akhughes - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/99

Jacob Ram - Lead - 10/Feb/99 with mike taylor

sdawson1 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/99 with JB

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jan/99

Jacob Ram - Lead - 10/Jan/99 with mike taylor

Hidden - 1999

Dave Kerr - Solo - 19/Jul/98

One of my first winter routes.
220bpm - Solo - Apr/98

Jacob Ram - Solo - 25/Mar/98 with anthony aylett

Jacob Ram - Lead - 23/Mar/98 with anthony aylett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/98

icescrew - AltLd - Mar/98 with Steve Orange

sdawson1 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/98 with JB

in company with Mike Gill
uphillnow - Solo - Feb/98

Hidden - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Jacob Ram - Solo - 17/Sep/97

dangates - AltLd - 1997 with Derek Bain/ Tom Marshall

biggianthead - Solo - 09/Mar/96 with HT

A fantastic day out. Soloed most of the route including the double cornice to join the plateau. Avalanche Risk 5 that particular day and hardly anybody else on the mountain.
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jan/95 with Al Metelko

lawrenceK - Solo - Feb/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/94

Hidden - Solo - 1994

Mickdenali - 1994 with Simon Colley

Hidden - Lead - Jan/93

CMacD - 1992

auld al - 2nd O/S - 1991

following nevis guides
auld al - Solo O/S - Mar/86

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/86

Mark Kemball - Solo - 29/Mar/84

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/83 with Loch Eil Centre

Mark Kemball - Solo - 27/Feb/81

No view!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/77 with Tony Caldwell

Hidden - 1975

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