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clanger ??/2018 -
Captain Solo 27/Mar/17 Solo

Nice and chewy ice, would take screws.

Hidden 15/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Rob.bonnet 01/Mar/17 Lead O/S

We were really lucky to find it on fantastic conditions thanks to a truly nice advice from a local guide! Our first expérience with scottish ice could not be better. Thick ice (16cm screws OK on several places) and very pleasant to climb. The pitch is nice and sustained. We belayed and abseiled on R flanck of rocks to continue on comb gully buttress.

Chuck 16/May/16 AltLd
with Dominic Scott
Hidden 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
kbow265 25/Mar/16 Lead

"see you in a+e"

murray 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
DHHZ 25/Mar/16 2nd
with Murray
Ken Applegate 23/Mar/16 Lead

Great pitch, quite sustained.

Col Kingshott 22/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Good ice.

Hidden 08/Mar/16 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 10/Feb/16 Lead rpt
abbeywall 02/May/15 2nd


with GW, K
arose 21/Mar/15 Lead
mzchambers 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with arose
Andy Hewison 14/Mar/15 AltLd

Led first pitch on great ice (steep), finished with last 2 pitches of Raeburns Easy Route.

with Drew Connelly
davkeo 08/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Looked blue from afar but mushy ice and dripping on route.

mim tiller 08/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with davkeo
ian hendy ?/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Mark Booker
mjsmith1973 06/Jan/15 2nd
with Tom Grant, Mike Pescod
plain kitten ??/2015 -
drew8connelly ??/2015 -
Andrew Sloan 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

A bit thin and thawing, but nice plastic ice. Ascended diagonally from bottom left to top right. Finished up Raeburns easy route.

with Steve Grove
Hidden 04/Mar/12 2nd
Max Streeton 02/Mar/12 AltLd
tomshanti 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

climbed as L to R rising traverse(direct route not complete!)so more like 4 than 5.some wet ice in middle and finish broken,delicate!

bigglesbutcha 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Reasonable, water pouring behind route, decent ice in places, rotten in others.

with spike sellers
GraMc 19/Feb/12 -

climbed moving together

with rob
alpinebutterfly 19/Feb/12 2nd
TeeBee 17/Feb/12 AltLd
Tom Vivian 16/Feb/12 2nd

Very wet

with chris thorne
mark-abz 16/Feb/12 2nd
with Tom Vivian, Chris T
Hidden ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead
sgl 26/Jan/12 AltLd
with Benjamin
James Gordon ?/Jan/12 -
centurion05 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
9fingerjon ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with James H
bob johnson 03/Mar/10 -

bloody steep

with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
Hidden 10/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jan/10 -
Hidden 06/Apr/09 2nd
ruaidh 25/Mar/09 2nd


with Jon Jones & Stephen
Martin Haworth 20/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 20/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Very intimidated as we waited to climb, once climbing felt cool. Cracking pitch.

Hidden 19/Mar/09 2nd
eldre070 18/Mar/09 2nd O/S

40m of steep ice in good condition. Finished off doing last pitch of Raeburn's Not So Easy route, which was a brilliant ice pitch of grade 4. Recommend doing what we did; it was great! Led by Mark during his assessment (by Pete Rowlands).

with Mark Stevenson
Mark Stevenson 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Malcolm Auchie 17/Mar/08 Lead dnf

Alec did not feel well therefore had to retreat

with Alec Holden
Hidden 19/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/08 AltLd dnf
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead
Alasdair Fulton 16/Feb/08 2nd
with James Sutton
RobScotland 16/Feb/08 Lead

Overall gradient isn't particularly steep but bulges make some parts significantly steeper than others. Ice quality varied with some fairly good plastic ice and some difficult water ice. Latter shattered underfoot at one point resulting in small fall :-( sharper crampons needed for this! The 1994 SMC guidebook gives the length of the climb as 50m. Belaying on ice screws it is possible to lead it on a 50m rope but I'd recommend a 60m rope. From the top of Cascade, follow Raeburn's Easy Route up (The Upper Cascade didn't look in climbable condition). After moving together on easy snow, the final part of this held some ice - bit tired and late in the day so set up belay and pitched the final part. Some folks in the car park reckoned that climbs on the Ben were a grade harder in these conditions - possibly the case - difficult to tell. Rescued two folks (sans map) from near top of Raeburn's Easy Route on the way down. Folk said they'd climbed Number Three Gully Buttress and that it was in fairly good condition.

with Billy Graham
Hidden 14/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Jamie B 12/Feb/08 Lead
with Will Bayliss
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd
mike.moss ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Tom Gadsden, Kane Chandler
Charlie wp Hill ??/2008 AltLd
ed woods 25/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Sam, Chris
Hidden 17/Feb/07 2nd
NickJH ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with SLambert
scott gibson ?/Feb/07 2nd
with steve lynch
seanyt ?/Feb/05 AltLd
steveP ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
joe king ?/Mar/04 2nd
with steve petit
geoff b 18/Feb/04 2nd

A great steady lead by Nick in one 60m pitch. Very enjoyable.

with Dr. Nick
lost.arrow 17/Feb/04 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
1202alarm ?/Feb/04 -
DerwentDiluted ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with J. Ellson
David Horwood 23/Mar/03 -
French Erick 16/Feb/03 2nd
with Tom Buggy
Hidden ?/Jan/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/03 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Gudge ?/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
Mark Bannan ?/Apr/02 AltLd

Hard, even in good conditions today. Bit off more than I could chew but got away with it!

with Gudge
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead
mike hope ?/Feb/00 AltLd O/S
with Martin S
phil64 ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 22/Apr/96 2nd

Led by Tony in about 2 mins flat

with Tony Brindle
TobyA ?/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
with Ed, Paolo
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