180m, 5 pitches. Upgraded to IV,5 in the latest SMC Scottish Winter Climbs guide. First Pitch (which can be avoided by going gully and following groove) and last pitch hardest.

J.Y.MacDonald, H.W.Turnbull Mar/1934

dakidunn 15/Apr AltLd
michaelb1 02/Apr AltLd

Absolutely superb, good runners and belays. One very hard section

with M Tighe
Jordangask 24/Mar 2nd
mark-abz 02/Mar 2nd
with Michael B, Matt S
robin8234 01/Mar AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 28/Feb AltLd
with Katie Frances, Pete Glasper
K Mckay 28/Feb AltLd O/S
with Pete Metcalfe, Pete Glasper
Shaw Brown 21/Feb AltLd
with Loz
Hidden 19/Feb 2nd O/S
Stani49 17/Feb 2nd

First route on the Ben!

with Francis Blunt
guy757 03/Feb -
Hidden 03/Feb 2nd
Hidden 03/Feb 2nd
ADConway 03/Feb 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb 2nd O/S
stephen ashworth ?/Feb AltLd
with Jack southward
SamHallam 27/Jan 2nd
pamvdb17 25/Jan 2nd
with Ollie
oliverk 24/Jan Lead O/S
with Pam
Hidden 24/Jan AltLd O/S
BnB 20/Jan -
Hidden 18/Jan 2nd
Hidden 18/Jan 2nd O/S
Timothy Miller 17/Jan AltLd O/S
John McKenna 17/Jan AltLd O/S
mjsmith1973 17/Jan 2nd
with S.Ritson, C.Marlow
Hidden 03/Jan Lead O/S
aebewick ??/2015 2nd O/S
adie84 ??/2015 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
A Crook 13/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Fantastic little gem. Great for when is a a bit wild higher up. Some tricky steps but nothing desperate

NeilGriffiths 13/Dec/14 AltLd

Delightful. Right choice for a grotty day.

with Adam
Nath93 08/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Direct start will be hard until there is some more consolidation so we gained the ridge from the ramp up West Gully. First tech 4 lead. A wee bit spicy without the use of frozen turf or neve, but good hooks all the way so not much bother.

connor 08/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

first route of the season

connor ?/Dec/14 AltLd

with nathan

Ezra_Byrne ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 -
colenn 24/Mar/14 -
Rob N 24/Mar/14 -
Andrew Holden 23/Mar/14 2nd
LogieNick 20/Mar/14 2nd

Poor conditions of rising temperatures, rain and high gusting winds meant options very limited for 4th day of guided climbing based at CIC hut. Route only just in condition - semi-frozen turf with numerous loose blocks. Tricky move exiting short chimney on last pitch. Descent from Douglas Boulder via abseil to Douglas Gap and further abseil down top half of East Gully.

with Glenmore Lodge Ice & Mixed Climbing Ben Nevis
davebrox 18/Mar/14 Lead


Hidden 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S
mzchambers 03/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Will R
Scott Rankin 03/Mar/14 AltLd
with Martin Mckenna
Martin McKenna - UKC 03/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Stuart Wildman 01/Mar/14 2nd

Lots of snow covering most of the holds.

with Neil
Hidden 24/Feb/14 Lead
LJC 19/Feb/14 -

Melty ice and snow. Backed off.

with Rich, Little Ben
Hidden 17/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 11/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Started at the groove/crack next to the West Gully - tech 6 (Yuki's hardest climb so far), at least today. The rest was V, 4 - technically not hard, but sparse and hard-gained protections. It took 1 hour from the CIC hut just to get to the starting point of P1, primarily because of the deep powder snow. Starting after 2pm meant we finished climbing in the dark in 4 pitches in total. Abbed off all the way to the foot of East Gully.

with Yuki S
2010_graham 09/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Olle K
olekemi 08/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Sideways into it and finished the Route. Lots of snow.

with Iain M, Graham D
Hidden 08/Feb/14 2nd
SUColdo 04/Feb/14 AltLd

Good interesting climbing all the way. Wasn't 180m, probably 120m

Hidden 04/Feb/14 Lead O/S
DStrawbridge 04/Feb/14 AltLd

good climb, snow wasn't great. Fun climb though.

with colin
RKernan 03/Feb/14 Lead

Loads of (good) snow. Start was banked out, probably a fair bit easier than usual.

with Kora Przybyszewska
magik_bob 03/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/14 2nd
phil64 20/Jan/14 Lead rpt

wild day on the ben good safe option

Andrew Sloan 19/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Really nice route. Bomber neve and good pro. Topped out and then down climbed back to ab point.

with Steve Grove
Hidden 19/Jan/14 -
arose 12/Jan/14 Lead

Loads of Snow. Saw some big avalanches in Number 3 Gully

with Alfie Tipler
Phill_ Thompson 11/Jan/14 AltLd
with Richard Abell, Lucy Prins
Hidden 01/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Brannock 01/Jan/14 Lead O/S

With Stu, powder tastic wading, nice route though, good choice for a poor weather day.

Hidden 20/Dec/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/13 AltLd
Harry Holmes 17/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Roberttaylor 17/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Started up the groove, avoiding P1. Douglas Gully W was a bit avalanchey and absolutely choked with powder.

with Thijs Lubbers
mikehenesy ?/Mar/13 Lead β

Done it before but this time conditions made it a different proposition, a lot harder! Weather came in as predicted in the afternoon, got pretty grim. Chris did a heroic job getting us off the top, hairy! Hard work getting back to the hut ok from there. Three folk didn't, in the summit shelter until helo'd of 14:00hrs!!

with Chris Lodge
Tim Sparrow 10/Feb/13 AltLd

Upward spindrift kind of day.

with Geoff Thomas
Hidden 06/Feb/13 2nd O/S
flett53 ?/Feb/13 AltLd
greglad ?/Feb/13 -
The Bad Cough 29/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with Mark Booker
Hidden 29/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
GaryK 29/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with Andy Cave
Hidden 15/Jan/13 AltLd
dav_713 15/Jan/13 -
with Davie Scott
Hidden 14/Jan/13 AltLd
Neil Mackenzie 27/Dec/12 AltLd dnf

took a fall after some 'turf' ripped. must be more careful! shaken but not broken so we abbed off

with jamsey
010paw 15/Dec/12 2nd O/S

Very good climb, nice one to get back into the swing of things. First winter route this season!

with Guy Stephens, calum mcphee
libby.southgate 01/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Marcus led P1, I did 2 and 3

Northern Mountain Monkey 03/Apr/12 -

Nice route for a day low down the mountain.

Hidden 10/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Feb/12 AltLd dnf
robertmichaeladams 30/Jan/12 AltLd

nice route, makes for a good short day if energy levels are low

with Lawrence
wence 30/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Rob
guy757 29/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Lead
mikehenesy 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Andy lead what we thought was going to be a IV/V but it was more like a III/IV maybe? We missed out the first bit though,Guy and Ade reconed that bit was pretty tasty. Lovely climbing though, and performed as a collective! Us three, Guy Ade and Lloydy and Bill.

with andybrown114, Bobby Pearson
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/Mar/11 Lead
Elsier 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Proper Scottish winter day out! Great route for the conditions, but busy!

with Keith
KeithAlexander 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

great route. skipped the first pitch by starting further up the gully.

with Elsier
Hidden 09/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Tim Sparrow 21/Feb/11 AltLd
with Pete Robinson
Hidden 16/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/11 AltLd
rylett 10/Feb/11 2nd
with Paul Knowles
Hidden 07/Feb/11 2nd O/S
chmckay 30/Jan/11 2nd
with Graham Boistelle
IanMcC 23/Jan/11 Lead

Pitch 1 only- spindriftastic!

with ade
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Jimmy1976 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Started via gully. Lots of powder on route so lots of searching round for good hooks. Last moves the most dificult, having to use tiny edges

with Kenny
IJHunt ?/Mar/10 2nd O/S
WilliamBurnside 28/Feb/10 AltLd
with Robert Manby
mikelaing ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Ian Whitehead
Hidden ??/2010 -
thebat 13/Dec/09 AltLd
with Ontour
joeydurkin 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Scary Descent

with Dave Gleave
t_stork 28/Mar/09 AltLd

Interesting all the way

with Andy Ruck
John Roe 10/Mar/09 Lead

An excellend day in por conditions

with Ant Downing
kleky ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Rusty led me & Adam on 2 half ropes.

with MRT Valley: Rusty
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead
peebles boy ?/Mar/09 2nd
Ken Applegate 05/Feb/09 AltLd

Great route, an interesting combination of rock and winter climbing. Led the 1st pitch. The route is nowhere near 180m as per the guidebook! We thought it was more like 120m.

with Dave Kirby, Alex Wheldon
critchlg 28/Jan/09 2nd O/S

During the Kimber week

with Spike
rob1 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil Loydon
Hidden 15/Dec/08 AltLd
The Bad Cough 07/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Sandy P 21/Mar/08 AltLd
with LukeO
sasmojo 08/Mar/08 2nd

Pete lead all pitches.

with Pete (WCMG), Jamie Evans
Martyn ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with James Williams
dustbuddy 05/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Paul
MarkDavies36 ??/2008 Lead O/S
glaramara 01/Jul/07 Lead
with m clerk
Hidden 20/Jan/07 AltLd
tubby two ??/2004 AltLd
with Colm
NickJH ?/Feb/00 Lead O/S
akhughes ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Feb/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
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