|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Decided on doing this when Tower Ridge looked too wet. Sadly this was also wet, and this led to slow going especially around the crux chimney pitch.
Started a bit far right. Pitched 1 step, moved together for most.
1 pitch, moved together the rest.
A wee scramble after work.. its basically in Summer condition with only a couple of slushy patches of snow to cross.
Tricky in ski boots with skis on the pack.
Bit cold and damp!
Fantastic weather, a great route
Moved together with adam for most of the ridge. Pitched a couple of sections.
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!
Bit wet, but the sun appeared, good day out.
Fisr climb after pelvis break 8 house round trip
Mainly solo although one short rope on steep chimney pitch
Moved together for the most part, I led the crux pitches.
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 !
Nice technical section near the top
A fun scramble and brilliant weather, not sure if we somehow missed a technical section at the top.
Moved together as one of five classic ridges in a day.
In dry weather all the scrappy lower stuff great fun. Followed by Ledge Route then Tower Ridge - just about the best day ever.
Sam S, Andrew T, Damian J
George M, Chiz
Sam Wood, Lisa Ferrero
|Captain Solo||23/Sep/12||Solo rpt||
Wind getting stronger, 5th of 5 ridges OR, TR, NEB, LR, CR in 5 1/2hrs, 8 1/2hrs from NFCP.
|Paul Keenan||09/Aug/12||Solo O/S|
|Liam Ingram||23/May/12||Solo O/S||
Very nice, after finding the actual route. Will take a guidebook next time.
Cold, wet and windy but thoroughly enjoyable. A couple of good spicy bits for a moderate. Certainly worthy of 3 stars.
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
|keith hal||10/Sep/11||AltLd O/S||
Done in big boots on a very wet day!
Moved together, pretty tired, 5th Ben ridge of the day!
Katy V, Amy
Winter conditions on top half of route (deep snow/ice)!
Scrambled to the crux section, Lovely exposed pitch, then scramble to top. Return via Carn Mor Dearg arete.
Beautiful day for a quick ascent. For a Mod the two steep pitches are good value!!! particularly with all the crampon scratches. Never dull!
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.
Down climbed at the end of the day, up observatory and tower ridges and down north east buttress in between.
|John Tanner||21/Aug/10||Solo O/S|
Dale, Lundy, Lyndsey MacKay
|Big Lee||18/Jun/10||Solo O/S||
Scrambling with a few sections of easy climbing
|crazy pierre||15/Jun/10||2nd O/S||
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!
I don't think we could have took the right way, seemed alot harder than mod.
Got very lost!
Seemed a bit hard for a moderate or maybe I'm getting crap. Enjoyable with good views. 4 hrs with much faffing.
Perfect weather again, harder than expected.
|Choss Weasel||11/Jul/09||2nd O/S||
Matt, Daryl and Jules
Bailed half way up - scrambled into North Castle Gully to descend
Nice climb - turned a bit wet and greasy later on in the day.
Wet and snowing at times. Roped up for one short pitch.
Very wet and windy
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
|gareth scott borthwick||14/May/09||Solo|
Lots of snow but not quite winter conditions, didn't use crampons.
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.
Rob, Matt, Andy, Carmen, Simon
after walk in to hut, no snow bit wet in places, fun (descent horrid)
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.
Carmen, Rob, Will, Matt, Andy
Steve Campball, Tim
Twine ropes in Winter Boots. Summer condition - no need for ice gear.
Andy Ingram, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
solo'd all but the nose and arete - two short pitches led by Graeme.
The climb before the injury that ruined my leg
Part of a big day soloing. Up NEB, down Tower then up Castle. Top day :-)
Had done before in 60's
Margaret Smith, Graeme Smith