takes central gully between South & Central Trident Buttresses. Climb steepish narrow ice slope for 15m until ice column on right. Traverse left to avoid this then right over mixed ground for 30m to regain snow slopes which are followed to top.

I Clough & J M Alexander 27/Jan/1959

Ticklists: Ben Nevis Gully Climbs.

luckyjim 13/Apr/13 Solo

traversed left below steep corner and then had a sketchy move or two on slabs to get back into gully!

sdi 13/Feb/12 Solo dnf

Got to some vertical powder at the crux(?) and downclimbed. Was good until that bit.

Hidden ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
MoWalker3 06/Mar/11 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
stouffer 05/Mar/11 2nd
DavPk 26/Feb/11 AltLd dnf

Desciptions of this route seem to vary! We went straight up the gully on neve and two (or maybe three) ice steps for full 50m rope length. Didn't pass any chockstones. Belayed at the right of what we thought would have been the 'ice column' but there was a 3m section of vertical rock. Descended slightly here and took 15m traverse to left, then back right up ramp. Ramp turned out to be slabbly and covered with powder / unfrozen turf. Decided to bail out at this point - managed to get back down near start on one abseil.

with Simon Hayes
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd dog
Karlos 26/Nov/10 2nd dnf

There was a fair amount of ice that was solid enough, but the snow was too fresh and didn't hold you weight. Belayed about 10m below the chockstone. Whilst sorting gear, numb-nuts climbing partner dropped his rucksack, which fell all of the way back to the start. No alternative but to abseil off. Two large nuts left behind, anyone care to return them?

with Mark B
Captain Solo 11/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
Karlos 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Snow and ice on first pitch was somewhat slushy, and the steep ice of pitch two was non-existant. Given late hour we opted to abseil down after pitch 1 rather than climb mixed ground on the left.

with Mark B
JulianD 02/Mar/08 2nd
with Dave Evans
IanMcC 19/Mar/06 AltLd

Abbed off after pitch 2 thawing

Feeling bold 06/Mar/06 2nd
with Mike (UK), Andy
icescrew ?/Mar/05 AltLd
with Peter Kelly
Hidden ?/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
Dave Kerr 17/Feb/01 AltLd
with Steve Wells
jon 09/Feb/87 Lead
with students
MikeYouCanClimb 28/Feb/84 Lead
with Midge
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