A wee scramble after work.. its basically in Summer condition with only a couple of slushy patches of snow to cross.
luckyjim - Solo - 18/Apr/15
Tricky in ski boots with skis on the pack.
andyinglis - Solo - 18/Apr/15
plain kitten - 2015
stufish - Dec/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/14
Bit cold and damp!
arose - Lead - 19/Nov/14 with Stephen Beard
MonkeyDawson - Solo - 11/Oct/14
bwestwood - Lead - 11/Oct/14
DavPk - Lead - 11/Oct/14 with Catherine Pearks
Peter Reynolds - Oct/14 with tom o'shea, graham dawson, ben westwood
Fantastic weather, a great route
BStar - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Will Dean
Moved together with adam for most of the ridge. Pitched a couple of sections.
wjcdean - 21/Sep/14 with Adam Bird, Jack Ottaway, Trevers
Moved together an occasionally pitched with Jack. Climbed behind Will and Adam. Stunning weather and a fun outing, apart from a very scary moment with a huge moving block!
Trevers - AltLd - 21/Sep/14 with Jack Ottoway
jeottaway - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with adam bird, Trevers, William Dean
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14
luckyjim - Solo - 14/Sep/14
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/14
boyson - Solo - 24/Aug/14
Mackinclimb - Solo - 19/Jul/14
ColinD - 19/Jul/14 with Matthew Allat
Mr Messy - 19/Jul/14 with Colin
Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/14
Bit wet, but the sun appeared, good day out.
AGoodi - 21/Jun/14 with Chris Ravey
alan.rodger - Solo - 18/Jun/14
Fisr climb after pelvis break
8 house round trip
Badpanda - AltLd - 28/May/14
Mainly solo although one short rope on steep chimney pitch
malc - Solo - 27/May/14 with Adele
Moved together for the most part, I led the crux pitches.
aldo56 - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Paterson12
GlennWatson - Lead - 04/May/14 with Ken Christie
Hidden - May/14
Had planned to go do Ledge Route but seen that this was completely snow free and the only part of the hill in sunshine, had been on the hit list for a while anyway. Crazy exposure on the flaky crux chimney !
Nath93 - Solo - 02/Apr/14
Hidden - 2014
Paterson12 - 2014
kagreen - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Nice technical section near the top
arose - Solo - 20/Oct/13
A fun scramble and brilliant weather, not sure if we somehow missed a technical section at the top.
Mike505 - Solo - 29/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Sep/13
Dougbart - 06/Sep/13 with Iain
Hidden - Solo - 28/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13
aldo c - 31/Jul/13
Moved together as one of five classic ridges in a day.
machars - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with Bjorn Verduijn
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13
In dry weather all the scrappy lower stuff great fun. Followed by Ledge Route then Tower Ridge - just about the best day ever.
nick everett - Solo - Jul/13
Iain Thow - Solo - 26/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13
olekemi - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Sam S, Andrew T, Damian J
punj - Solo - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - 26/May/13
Binder - Solo O/S - 26/May/13 with Chiz, Harri K
Harri777 - May/13 with George M, Chiz
Hidden - 2013
Jacks20 - Solo - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Andy Moles - Solo - 07/Oct/12 with Luke
iceicebaby - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Sam Wood, Lisa Ferrero
Wind getting stronger, 5th of 5 ridges OR, TR, NEB, LR, CR in 5 1/2hrs, 8 1/2hrs from NFCP.
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 23/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/12
Paul Keenan - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/12
BUZZ1984 - Solo - Aug/12 with Andy Laing
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/12
spitfirerick - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/12
Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12
Very nice, after finding the actual route. Will take a guidebook next time.
Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 23/May/12
captain_reindeer - 20/May/12 with Alastair Grantham
Hidden - 2012
centurion05 - 2012
Johann - 2012
Patzl - 2012
Patzl - 2012
Narked4fun - 2012
Hidden - Solo - 2012
cpforbes - Solo O/S - 2012
Robertgiddy - Lead - 18/Nov/11
Cold, wet and windy but thoroughly enjoyable. A couple of good spicy bits for a moderate. Certainly worthy of 3 stars.
Dustin - 16/Oct/11 with Tom Pollock
TomPollock - 16/Oct/11 with Dustin Bunyan
pitched one section high up on the ridge brilliant route I suspect that if this ridge was on almost any other british mountain it would get 3 stars
sk8world19 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/11 with Andy Robson
Done in big boots on a very wet day!
keith hal - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Peter Berwick
Pete23 - AltLd - Sep/11 with Keith Haldane
Moved together, pretty tired, 5th Ben ridge of the day!
Elsier - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Katy V, Amy
Milesy - Solo - 11/Jun/11
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 04/Jun/11 with Graham Drinkwater
Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/11
Winter conditions on top half of route (deep snow/ice)!
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 14/May/11 with Paul
Hidden - Lead - 02/May/11
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11
Scrambled to the crux section, Lovely exposed pitch, then scramble to top. Return via Carn Mor Dearg arete.
scatface - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with pepette
Ben Sharp - Lead - 26/Apr/11 with Colin
Beautiful day for a quick ascent. For a Mod the two steep pitches are good value!!! particularly with all the crampon scratches. Never dull!
Moonstone Hippy - Solo - 22/Apr/11
fall-line - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with dad
Hidden - Apr/11
Hidden - Solo - 26/Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
An amazing route, especially as my first winter climb, and first mountain route. Some ice and a dusting of snow - axes and crampons in places. Beautiful still clear day. Descended #4 Gully.
mhowie - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Nathan
Hidden - 23/Oct/10
dhjunkie - AltLd - 23/Oct/10 with Pricey
Stuzz - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10
Down climbed at the end of the day, up observatory and tower ridges and down north east buttress in between.
tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Ben Wallace
John Tanner - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Tom Maidwell, Jonny Pearson
JamesRoddie - Solo - Aug/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10
holly138 - Solo - 26/Jun/10 with Dale, Lundy, Lyndsey MacKay
Scrambling with a few sections of easy climbing
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/10
Good scrambling and some decent mod pitches. Solo'd mostly, watch out for a tricky pitch after a very loose section before the ridge. Extremely atmospheric, especially once the ridge is gained. Watch out for deer on the approach!
crazy pierre - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Lisa Wilkes, Steve Hanley, Paul Ireland, Rory Juss
I don't think we could have took the right way, seemed alot harder than mod.
frume - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Andy Edwards, Rory Juss
Hidden - Solo - 15/Jun/10
Got very lost!
amy - 12/Jun/10 with Dave Farnell
Seemed a bit hard for a moderate or maybe I'm getting crap. Enjoyable with good views. 4 hrs with much faffing.
halfaseesaw - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with absolutebeginner
absolutebeginner - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with halfaseesaw
Graham Westbrook - Solo - Jun/10
mjackson - Solo - Jun/10
colinthrelfall - 2010
stephenmckenzie - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Mike Cross
Perfect weather again, harder than expected.
Fiskavaig - Solo - 12/Sep/09 with Paul R
2010_graham - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Wendell M
Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/09
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/09
bigbobbyking - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with jacob davies
Choss Weasel - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Matt, Daryl and Jules
Bailed half way up - scrambled into North Castle Gully to descend
Moonstone Hippy - Solo - 05/Jul/09 with Wes
Nice climb - turned a bit wet and greasy later on in the day.
TerryB - Lead β - 13/Jun/09
TerryB - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Mark F
Wet and snowing at times. Roped up for one short pitch.
HIGHTOWER - Solo - 06/Jun/09 with Ben C
Very wet and windy
joeydurkin - AltLd rpt - 06/Jun/09 with Pricey
BUZZ1984 - Lead rpt - Jun/09 with Ian Mckenzie, Stephen
Did 2 short pitches. Continued on to the summit and then back to the NF car park via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Mairi Nelson
gareth scott borthwick - Solo - 14/May/09
Lots of snow but not quite winter conditions, didn't use crampons.
oliverk - AltLd - 10/May/09 with Michael
Hidden - Solo O/S - May/09
Hidden - 14/Apr/09
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Don
Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/09
Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/09
Blisco - 12/Apr/09 with Richard Lizzimore, Simon Waters
A mass ascent done late on Friday after walking up to the CIC hut for the weekend. Snow and ice looked dodgy so did this in summer condition (i.e. it rained most of the way). Climbing wet rock in scarpa vegas is interesting.
Will Smith - 10/Apr/09 with Rob, Matt, Andy, Carmen, Simon
after walk in to hut, no snow bit wet in places, fun (descent horrid)
lithos - Solo - 10/Apr/09 with simon + carmen, will, matt and andy
After slogging up to the CIC hut with enough food for a month. In summer conditions, ie wet rock, and it snowed near the top. Good fun.
Simon Caldwell - Solo - 10/Apr/09 with Carmen, Rob, Will, Matt, Andy
Julesthe1st - Solo O/S - Apr/09 with Tom
davidellis53 - Mar/09
rossn - 2009
daftdazza - 2nd - 2009
Brendan - AltLd O/S - Aug/08
joeydurkin - 2nd - 31/May/08 with Steve Campball, Tim
Hidden - 02/Jan/08
giknockerpod - 2nd O/S - Dec/07
Hidden - 23/Jun/07
Twine ropes in Winter Boots. Summer condition - no need for ice gear.
ian_tintin - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Ian Pamplin
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2007
Hidden - Oct/06
latitude - AltLd - 14/May/06 with Kate Drugan
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 13/May/06 with Andy Ingram, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
solo'd all but the nose and arete - two short pitches led by Graeme.
andy hunter - Solo - Sep/05 with Graeme
malky_c - Sep/05
Sandman55555 - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/05
abbeywall - Solo - 14/May/05 with K
Hidden - Solo - 14/May/05
akhughes - Solo - 2005
Captain Solo - Solo - 30/Oct/04
The climb before the injury that ruined my leg
Nevis_Ben - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/03
lawrenceK - May/03
Alastair MacSween - Solo - 08/Jun/02
luckyjim - Solo - Sep/00
Hidden - 2000
Part of a big day soloing. Up NEB, down Tower then up Castle. Top day :-)
220bpm - Solo - 15/May/99
Hidden - Solo O/S - 1999
honestman - 08/Jul/95
Had done before in 60's
David Smith - Lead rpt - Aug/84 with Margaret Smith, Graeme Smith
nigehughes - AltLd - Jan/83 with Pete Kay