4 pitches. A great wee climb, left of No.4 Gully. The first pitch is the crux, a narrow gully of about 30m, usually ice near the top and quite steep for a grade II. The rest of the route opens out into a broad fan. There are two options from here, the left is graded III and the right still at around I/II. This is an open slope/fan and could well be prone to avalanche. Finishes just to the left and above No. 4 Gully. Great route and never seen anyone here, good place for quietness!

Mcdonald & Turnbull 24/Mar/1934

Ticklists: Ben Nevis Gully Climbs.

bonebag 16/Feb/17 AltLd

Climbed on a course with Westcoast Mountain Guides. Weather wet and windy at times and low cloud base. Rain, sleat and snow for a short time near top. Snow soft low down but harder neve up high. Icy first pitch lead by Mark and was melting with running water.

with Mark and Spencer
luckyjim 12/Feb/17 Solo
Tinley 22/Jan/17 2nd

Thin in places but consolidated pack

DundeeDave 22/Jan/17 AltLd

Lean but very climbable. Quite stiff for a II in this nick.

with Tinley, Ewan Gourlay, Pete (Ewan's pal)
EuanM 14/Jan/17 Lead

Not the best choice of route in the conditions. Too powdery and unstable above the first pitch.

mattsnow 05/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
with daviemj
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
rosso 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Emily Grout, Nathan
nathanjmasters 28/Dec/16 2nd
with Emily Grout, Peter Rosso
BenedictIEP 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Left hand finish up the top of the gully. Nice.

Hidden 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
websterm508 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Variation left finish

with Johnny B
Juliankitesurfer 14/Jan/16 2nd

First time on The Ben, long walk in past the CIC hut, good gully with ice at the top, came down gully #4

Hidden 13/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Hugh Simons 06/Jan/16 Solo O/S


Hidden 06/Jan/16 Solo
liamando 06/Jan/16 Solo O/S

Do love me a gully this one was nice an icy and was great for a short day out.

with K-Bo
guy757 05/Jan/16 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
luckyjim 25/Dec/15 Solo

more of a snowy swim than an actual climb !

Hidden 10/Mar/15 Solo
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Ragingpossum 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Lovely route with the left hand variation at the end (III) which Tom led. Ice was well developed but the rocks were very verglassed which made finding rock gear very difficult. Belays just about appeared where you needed them.

with Tom Eldridge
ErikAndersen ?/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Left finish

Hidden 05/Mar/13 Solo
Gman 21/Feb/13 Solo
with Jeremy Hart
Jerry67 21/Feb/13 -
James_L88 20/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Nice ice at the top of the narrow gully.

Elastic Jones 14/Jan/13 Lead rpt
with Molly
dav_713 12/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
morsy 10/Jan/13 AltLd

via LH finish. first pitch had a c.2m bare section so a couple of mixed moves required

with gerhard mors
morsg 10/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Darrell Read 29/Dec/12 AltLd
bms 18/Dec/12 Solo

Ice pitch was brilliant.

luckyjim 12/Dec/12 AltLd
with Evelina
freyja 12/Dec/12 -
HIGHTOWER 19/Mar/12 2nd
with Tom Hansford, Luke Watts
pete.hutchings 14/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Lead
Ken Applegate 13/Mar/12 Lead

Good mixed moves on first pitch.

with Rusty
NeilGriffiths 10/Mar/12 Solo

Soggy, muggy. Not really winter.

with Adrian Pedley
Sam Warby 07/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
williamsd79 07/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Ken Applegate 06/Mar/12 AltLd
with Mark, Ian
thomb 01/Mar/12 AltLd

Headed up iceflow on right as gully didn't have a lot of snow or ice. First real ice route, lovely climbing.

sacdenouilles 29/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Feb/12 AltLd
froglette 28/Feb/12 AltLd

Patrick led the crux - wet rock

kj001 28/Feb/12 2nd
phil64 28/Feb/12 Lead
with kj001
nickcj 25/Feb/12 Lead
planetmarshall 17/Feb/12 2nd
with Simon Elstow
jasoncash 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
andycash 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
texuspete 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with Mark Bishop, Ben Robotham
Pete23 12/Feb/12 Lead
with Gary McCaulay
Gary Macaulay 12/Feb/12 2nd
with Peter Berwick
Si Carter 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Amazing weather, end of a week of high pressure; cold, clear blue sky, light wind. Conditions good on the route. Plenty of ice to the right of the main gully on pitch 2. Turned cornice on the right up an easy ramp.

with Colin Tiley
Jones_88 01/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd
joscott ?/Feb/12 2nd
with Mathias Basedow
Doogleman 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Enjoyable little climb. The steep icy start was great fun and in excellent condition. Snow slope was sustained steepening névé up to the cornice, which was impassable at the centre but easily climbable after traversing right.

dave1066 12/Jan/12 2nd dnf
with Zoe Dean
Blurgy319 ?/Jan/12 Solo
Steve Wakeford ??/2012 Solo
J Brown 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Richard lead up through the left hand finish (III).

with RK
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd
Ken Applegate 03/Apr/11 Solo

Nice route. Ice was sounding a bit hollow on the first pitch, but overall, the route is in reasonable condition. Working day.

keith hal 03/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Peter Berwick
Wesley Orvis 01/Apr/11 Lead
Pete23 ?/Apr/11 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
gilbert 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S

The ice pitch was steeper than your average II. Closer to III but then the rest o fthe route was pretty straight forward. Deceptively long way up to that cornice though.

with John Naylor
theycallmefrodo 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Climbing as two pairs, Dave and John, me and Ian

with Ian Richardson, John Kirkman, David Tait
isi_o 06/Mar/11 AltLd

Left-hand variation at III, very nice.

with Graham Stuchbury
Stuzz 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 &3, 1st pitch steep for II but good ice. Finished up left hand variation at top (About III)

with Isi
nickcj 06/Mar/11 Lead
Timo Austino 05/Mar/11 Solo

just nipped back up here for a wee giggle, nice ice:)

with Nats
tomshanti 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S

steepish start.took left hand finish(III)-firmer and in shade!hard ice in left cnr before

Piglet69 28/Feb/11 2nd
with alifin
paulh.0776 02/Feb/11 2nd
with Andy Ravenhill,
Mr Fuller 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Did LH variation at III. Quality!

with Dan
mikemartin 28/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 27/Jan/11 Solo
np134 27/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with A. Singleton, N. Howett
Pat-H 26/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with don, andy
Hidden 26/Jan/11 -
Ewan Russell 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Brilliant Neve, Possibly took the left fork but only grade II in those conditions.

ged3000 02/Jan/11 2nd
abbeywall 02/Jan/11 AltLd

Third time on this excellent grade 2. Led first pitch, steep water ice for the grade. Bucket steps, bomber neve and a nice narrow exit after that

with ged, K
Mr. K 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
mikehenesy 16/Dec/10 Solo

Pitched the first as had hoped it was 'the gift', soloed the rest. Bit stiffer than it could have been due to thin conditions, cold enough though.

with Dave Tait, Percy
gripped01 16/Dec/10 AltLd
with Mike Henesy, Dave Tait
iceicebaby 12/Dec/10 -

The wee ice step was thin, tricky and no gear unless you are a giant and can lassoo the spike! Nice wee line though, very quiet part of the mountain.

JamesRoddie 30/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Fun solo. A nice pitch of steep ice about 1/3 of the way up.

marie_p ?/Nov/10 2nd
with John
rob k 23/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with P Harley
Piers Harley 23/Feb/10 Solo

looked at the alternative finish but it wasn't in.

Pat-H ?/Feb/10 2nd
rockstott ?/Feb/10 AltLd
kenneM 02/Jan/10 AltLd
with Steve Marner
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Only a hill 18/Dec/09 Solo O/S

A good short route. Ice pitch starting to bank out.

R_W_M 13/Dec/09 2nd
with Clay, Gareth
Protheroe 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Clay and Rob
Clay C 13/Dec/09 2nd O/S
with Rob, Gareth
CurlyStevo ?/Dec/09 Solo

nice conditions!

with Alex
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead
Dirk Wallis 21/Mar/09 Solo
with Gwilym
kingjam ?/Mar/09 2nd
with Guide
Simonfarfaraway 28/Feb/09 AltLd
with Huw
IanMcC ?/Feb/09 AltLd
with ade
Glyn 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st ice pitch. First proper winter lead

Hidden 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
davefount 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

nice first pitch, led by Glyn, rest of the route a disapointment, wish I had had a look at the direct finish.

with Glyn
Hidden 02/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
KeithW 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Good little ice pitch at first, then bomber neve all the way

Hidden 31/Dec/08 AltLd
Hidden 30/Dec/08 AltLd
Hidden 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S
George Ormerod 20/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Roger
steven 09/Apr/08 -
with Matt Rushton
lancashirelass 02/Apr/08 AltLd

my first winter climb!....sooo fantastic...and what a perfect sunny day to do it :-)

with kjbix
beckycoles 17/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Think this might have been better in leaner conditions - couldn't find the ice pitch.

thomasaneurinsmith 08/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Carol Goodall
industrialiceman 24/Feb/08 -
My Gravity 18/Feb/08 2nd O/S

The ice was pretty thin at the start so it felt more like a III.

with Laurence
ruggystunts 18/Feb/08 Solo
Jimmy O 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

First pitch very bare, thin seam of water ice in the gully, some interesting moves! well above grade 2.

with Andy Blackett and Jonny Taylor
jonny taylor 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

James led the crux pitch which was on alarmingly sparse and disintegrating ice

Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead
mikehenesy ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Cold and cloudy, ice pitch falling down!

with Chris Lodge
hamish2016 03/Jan/08 Lead
with chris burn
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
kjbix ??/2008 Lead
stuaart ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Neil Redgrave
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 30/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Easy route,little ice pitch.

with Martian
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Solo
andrewbooth1000 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Pete Baillie
joe king ?/Mar/07 Lead
with John Hodgson
Piers Harley 08/Feb/07 AltLd β
with Simon Clark
dan cowley 08/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Natalie
Jim Haydock 08/Feb/07 Solo
with alone
Hidden 06/Feb/07 Lead
Zoomer 06/Feb/07 2nd
with Pat Tate
Piers Harley ?/Feb/07 AltLd
with Simon Clark
andy hunter ?/Feb/07 AltLd

excellent climb good conditions lovely views. descended number 4.

with Andy W
alan wilson ??/2007 -
alan wilson ??/2007 -
Stuart Macfarlane 18/Mar/06 AltLd
with Phil
TeeBee 03/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Kat
gripped01 ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Si Moore
reg_measures ?/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Captain Solo 25/Feb/06 Solo
abbeywall 04/Feb/06 AltLd
with K
Howard J 03/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Also with Rachel James. A nice ice pitch at Grade II, then snow to the top. Fantastic sunset and a moonlit brocken spectre on the way down

with Steve Birchall
Hidden 03/Feb/06 Lead
Jennyvs ?/Feb/06 Solo
with Emily Venables
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Chris L Hill ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Shaw
icescrew ?/Mar/05 AltLd
with The Fox
Rob Grant ?/Feb/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
Elastic Jones 11/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with Chris Cox
niall_mac ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with Mark R
Hidden 17/Mar/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/03 AltLd
Hidden 20/Feb/02 AltLd
Andy Clarke 26/Jan/02 Lead

Moved together.

with ChrisB
luckyjim ?/Dec/00 Solo
abbeywall ?/Mar/00 AltLd
with K
Andy Say 14/Apr/98 Solo
jlury ?/Mar/96 Solo

Paul died 2 weeks later. so sad.

with Paul Bale
Hidden ?/Jan/95 Lead O/S
Sime64 ?/Apr/93 Lead rpt
with Gill
Sime64 15/Apr/92 Lead
with Gill
auld al ??/1991 AltLd O/S
pingora 12/Dec/87 Solo
Hidden 01/Mar/86 AltLd
johnkeith ??/1985 -
John Marsland ?/Dec/81 Lead dnf
with P Upsom
Mark Kemball 23/Feb/81 Solo
with Mark Boon
Hidden 17/Feb/80 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/77 -

Big cornice!

with Tony Caldwell
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