garywong 28/May/17 AltLd O/S

Led 2, 4 & 6

dprctr 28/May/17 Lead O/S

Top pitch was surprisingly amazing!

Adam Hill 19/May/17 AltLd

Lead P1,3,5,7 Every pitch offers something different. Cracking route, nice one Mr Whillans.

with Simon Hitchens
Hidden 12/May/17 AltLd O/S
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
MarkRoe 06/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

A cracking day out. Pretty cold, but just about manageable. 7 hours bags to bags. Led pitches 1,3,5 and 7.

with Chris Brook
Little AndyH 17/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 17/Aug/16 AltLd
gjd 18/Jun/16 AltLd rpt

Came back armed with thermals and belay jackets which we needed. Led pitches 1,2,4,6. Some intimidating and improbably looking lines but it all goes nicely. Pitch 2 wet so spicy despite having led it before.

with Brian H
Hidden 18/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
MikeyP 18/Jun/16 AltLd

P2, P4, P6 (P2 pretty wet)

machars 05/Jun/16 AltLd

Odd pitches

with Gordon
Gordon Lacey 05/Jun/16 AltLd
with Graeme Barr
Natalie feather ?/Jun/16 AltLd

Abbey after pitch 5 as it turned into a waterfall!

Alex Thomson 28/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd
Pina 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1,3,5.5 and 6. Lovely climbing, nice and dry too. Flake on pitch 4 inspires little confidence.

with Craig
mapperley samurai 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climbing that lived up to its reputation. Happy to have done it. Lead p2, 5,7. Thought the last pitch was going to be a bit of a poor cousin to P6 but that step out onto the arĂȘte is great. P2 a little slimy but doable.

Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 -
nigel pearson 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2 &4. Really enjoyed corner pitch. We had to divert to route II after pitch 5 as the top pitches were damp and it was getting dark. Cold but manageable.

with Robin
joe.91 30/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Been on the list for a while and didn't disappoint! Awesome!

Hidden 30/Sep/15 AltLd
gjd 11/Sep/15 AltLd dnf

Led pitch 2 - really good, but very cold and windy so abbed off from there.

with Brian H
Hidden 11/Sep/15 AltLd dnf
Liam Ingram 10/Sep/15 AltLd rpt

With pitch 2 and part of 3 of King Kong. Josh got lost....

with Josh Williams
andy28th 10/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Brilliant line up this monster of a crag. shame about pitch 5 its a bit scrappy also not impressed by the amount of damage that has been done to pitch 1-3 by winter climbers.

CaelanB 07/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
mishabruml 16/Aug/15 AltLd dnf

Me p1, john half of p2 before realising it was too wet to climb the corner, so we bailed. we'll be back!

Nathan Adam 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Incredible climb, second pitch is absolutely outstanding (even though it was a bit wet) and most of the route is a jug-fest. Led pitches 1,2,4,5 and 6.

callumwaddell 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Excellent day out. Lead P3 and 7, i'll be back for the 5a pitches!

with Nathan Adam, Andy Croy
elliptic 15/Jun/15 AltLd
with Tom R.
Hidden 12/Jun/15 AltLd
GraMc 12/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
GPN 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lived up to its reputation! Led P3/4, 6.

joesmith 18/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,3,5,6. Had the whole of the Ben to ourselves, in near perfect conditions, awesome route!

with Chris.
Hidden 18/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 16/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Great route. Felt good to have completed it! Wouldn't have wanted to retreat off this. Chris P1-2, 6-7 Colin P3-5

with Colin Gunning
Hidden 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 13/Sep/14 Lead

Brilliant route, though there was still a little water on P2. Found P1 as hard as anything above but far less sustained.

jamesgr87 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead dnf
redshapedfriday ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Brian Pollock 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 1, 2, 5 and 6. First route on the Ben. Lived up expectation. Pitch 2 was soaking and slimey so felt tough at 5a.

with Luca
Hidden 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
dan-8990 24/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with TH
Samuel Wainwright 24/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

An outstanding route!

Nigel Bond 23/Jul/14 Lead
with Colin Hutton
UncleMephisto 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

First climb on the Ben did not disappoint, lived up to expectations and then some! Just brilliant, second pitch is particularly good and the last one has crazy exposure. Banter a plenty from the other two teams that were on it, whoever thought that climbing big cliffs could be so sociable?

Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd
Dougbart 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S

grate cimbe! second pitch was quite wet

with liam
Timothy Miller 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/14 2nd
Shea 31/May/14 Lead O/S

We were going to do the bat but bailed because we felt crap after a poor, midgey induced sleep the night before, glad I did though cause what an amazing route! HVS at every moment! Didn't realise that it didn't top out, fortunately getting off down the gully was easy enough. Lead every pitch.

Hidden ??/2014 AltLd O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
jcw ??/2014 -
dav_713 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with Andy Hague
Rachel Slater 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Good fun the whole way up! Very hot day, almost too hot in shorts and a t-shirt! Got very burn I think. Lead pitches 3,4,6.

Olli-C 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 20/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mattking_109 20/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead P3,5,7.

with Ally Rocke
Liam Ingram 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1, 2, 5, 7.

Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd dnf
gforce 19/Jul/13 Lead

Brilliant! Had the crag to ourselves which was nice.

with Emma
PeteLoveless 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,5,7

with jon
seanwalsh 10/Jul/13 2nd

First multi pitch route

Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead
eaf4 10/Jul/13 2nd
colin milton 25/Jun/13 AltLd

lead p2,4,6. rain started as I started 6.

with shaun l
richardashe 19/Jun/13 AltLd dnf

Got frozen on it and bailed 2 pitches from end due to shaking with the cold and rain. Enjoyed the 5a pitch I did lower down but. Very good!

with Mark Jackson
Graham Westbrook 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
mzchambers 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Ewan
s kennedy 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with tris fox
Smelly Fox 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Very nice indeed.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 08/Jun/13 AltLd

Led 1 and 6, a route that lives up to expectations. Great line and every pitch has something.

with borderline, K
oliverk 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2,4 and 7

Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Mike-W-99 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1,3,5,7. Every pitch interesting right up to the very end!

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant climb. Every pitch is good. Inadvertently took the final overhang on pitch 6 direct - it's quite steep!. Led even pitches 2,4 & 6.

with Mike
Lawrie Brand 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Great route - remember to look at the exposure on pitch 7 as you pull through the final roof..

Tim Hamlet 06/Jun/13 AltLd

Fantastic climb. interesting second pitch.

with lawrie brand
Neil Mackenzie 05/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

great route, started raining on p5 so had to wait a while for it to stop and dry off, but the overhang section was largely protected from the wet, p7 was not!

with si
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Westy
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
markfairbank 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2, P4, half of P5 and P7. Fantastic route with great positions.... P2 is superb. Long day as usual on The Ben!

with Ray Sharples
tim newton 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with john trythall
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd dnf
allyrocke 12/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Started too late in the day - will be back.

mtempest 05/Jun/12 AltLd

Led P1,P3,P5,P7. A stunning line that was bone dry. Can't believe we were the only ones on the cliff.

Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
freemanTom 03/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Backed of first pitch, too cold, moving too slow. Will be back!

with Andy Night
Kirill 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1,P3,P5,P7.

Hidden 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Tightsgirl 30/May/12 2nd

One climbing shoe, one approach shoe

ferdia 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
Martin Haworth 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3,5 and 7.Took 5 hours.

simon_D 25/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Karen Mc
arose 21/May/12 Lead

Lead all pitches as Hannah had forgotten one shoe!

robpartridge ?/May/12 AltLd
with Marcel Broenner
Ken Applegate 26/Mar/12 AltLd

Absolutely stunning day! Wore approach shoes all day, and managed to miss out most the snow in the bottom of No. 5 Gully. Led P2,4 and 6.

with Max Hunter
Patzl ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Patzl ??/2012 AltLd
m dunn ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
cox ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
isi_o 30/Jul/11 AltLd
with Johnny, Pete
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
henning82 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome climbing! Definitely deserves 3 stars!!!

johannes 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Slightly wet in various places along the route, but still quite enjoyable. Found the detached flake a very worrying hold to pull on, but maybe that's just me being overly nervous.

Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
CharlieMack 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Was piss wet. Some if the higher pitches were ok. But it ruined the enjoyment of the 1st few. Felt nails. Wish we had waited till it was dry.

with David
jim.macp 01/Jun/11 -
danimal88 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

normal cheese for a normal person. Climb was dry with impecable rock. unashamedly worth it's 4 stars.. even the wet decent was choice

with piotr
whistler 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome climbing

simon_D 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Alex
smcw 28/Apr/11 AltLd

Damp in sections. Rope tangle, not the best day out!!

Hertha 26/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th pitch, loved the exposure on 3rd, 2nd pitch was a bit wet adding to excitement, what a day, where is the 4 stars?

with Burto
burto 26/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with hertha
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
MarcusP 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Louise, Graham
GraMc 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

awsome! lead 1 and 2 together with a bit of confusion about on/off belay due to other partys on the face....eeekk!!. last two pitches were fantastic

with marcus, louise
chmckay 23/Sep/10 2nd
with Graham Boistelle
Jules C 05/Sep/10 -

Windy day, but a bit sheltered in the corner.

Hidden 04/Sep/10 -
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Combined pitches 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 without dramas. Excellent.

with The Barnyard
John Tanner 21/Aug/10 AltLd dnf

Backed off as pitch 2 was very wet!

Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
rockstott ?/Jul/10 AltLd
glenngordon 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
johnrc 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

brilliant climb with some class positions on the traverse and pitch 6.

rclarke 20/Jun/10 AltLd
with John C
buzby78 20/Jun/10 AltLd
with Glenn
R0bbie 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Johnson, Taba
jamestheyip 09/May/10 Lead dnf

The cold made our fingers very numb. Felt much harder than last time. Started to rain when we finished the second pitch. Had to ab off.

with Peter
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 14/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
robertmichaellovell 12/Sep/09 AltLd

Wicked route - pitch two 'the holds keep on coming'? The wet slimy holds! 2, 5 and 7 led.

with Tom
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
tomdude 12/Sep/09 AltLd

lovely. led 1,3,4,6. pitch two a bit wet and desperate with rucksack on. have wanted to do this for some time now

with rob
andyinglis 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 slimy and wet, 1PA.

with mal_meech, Jen McKenzie
jamestheyip 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Alejandro Garcia
el cholo 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
sebrider 10/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan Walker
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
MonkeyDawson 28/Jun/09 AltLd
with Scotty G and Bob
Sean Bell 03/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Col, Neil
Johann ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Alex Wheeldon
gareth scott borthwick 30/May/09 AltLd

Tom led 5th pitch, I led all others, 2nd pitch was very wet and slimy.

Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
a_hein ??/2009 -
Christian Beck ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

A bit damp in places but still a brilliant route

with Tom L
R0bbie 07/Jul/08 AltLd dnf

Amazing climb, isnt this a great country we live in with such bountiful weather!! grrrr

leighncsontos 06/Jul/08 AltLd

whoa! well done robbie for doing that second pitch in the rain

with R0bbie
John Marsland 16/Jun/08 AltLd dnf

Rain stopped play after three pitches. Ran out of gear on pitch 2 and took an intermediate belay.

with John Haslam
Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/08 -
martrin 24/May/08 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
Ed Babs 15/May/08 AltLd O/S
clipskipper 15/May/08 AltLd O/S

Really a great route, with good 2nd and wonderful 5th pitch - the highlight being breaking through the overhangs on pitch 5.

with Ed Babington
pete johnson ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul Donnithorne
JGW ?/May/08 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Leslie Witt ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Bruce A Strachan
peterp ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with Sully
Rich Mayfield 25/Jul/07 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 25/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
freudy_love ?/Jul/07 Lead dnf
with Rob Worthing
Wee Davie 10/Jun/07 AltLd


with Stuart Burns
Hidden 10/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
beegsyboy 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Andy
andymoin 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Wow an amazing climb, dreamed of doing it for so long, takes a relativity easy way through some stupendous territory. Got pitches 2,4,6. Got lost at the end eventually finished up the last pitch of the bat/torro(don't be fooled by the tat you see on pitch 6 its not the way to go).

Captain Solo 29/Apr/07 AltLd
with Mark
Mark Bannan 29/Apr/07 AltLd

Wonderful route, probably the best I've ever done. It helped that I led the first 5a and Ewan the second (respective pitches very much liked by both of us).

HIGHTOWER 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

I seconded first 5a pitch, and led second 5a pitch.

with Tim
timmy-ts ?/Apr/07 AltLd
with Hightower
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ??/2007 -
Dougie Harvey 16/Sep/06 2nd O/S

I lead the first pitch.

with Finlay Wild
sgl 27/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with gaz
hwackerhage 19/Jul/06 -
Hidden 15/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
mav 15/Jul/06 AltLd
with James Beckett
gaz.marshall ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with sgl
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
dunx55 ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Mr.Billiams ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with Konrad
steev ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Jo B
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/05 2nd O/S
dave o 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden ?/Jun/05 -
centurion05 28/Apr/05 Lead O/S

first hard rock roue

with Dan Carroll
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Apr/04 -
MarkDavies36 ??/2004 AltLd O/S

Summer (But wet in corner of 2nd pitch)

with Richard Bentley
chrishedgehog ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Dan Bailey
Dave Kerr 09/Aug/03 AltLd
with Steve Wells
Neil Ireson ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Pete M
Hidden 13/Apr/03 AltLd
snowboarder 12/Aug/02 2nd
with Mark
220bpm 12/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Gudge ??/2002 AltLd O/S
plain kitten ??/2001 AltLd

Vic C

Daniel Armitage ?/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
with Jordan Buys
Drmikew ?/Jun/00 AltLd

Unbelievably good route

alasdair19 ??/2000 -

with stuart 2nd attempt after rain on the saturday

Bruce Kerr 05/Aug/99 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
MarkDavies36 ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with Richard Bentley
dangates ??/1997 AltLd
with Nick Tarmey/ Derek Bain
phardman 15/Sep/96 AltLd
with Jon Bibby
Iain Thow 23/Jun/96 AltLd

Led 2,4,5&7. Mindblowing! What a line.

with Phil Green
alkira ??/1996 -
roncaves 05/Aug/95 AltLd
with Chas Heard
brianrunner ?/Jul/95 AltLd
BRUCESTRAC ??/1995 -
AC1 08/Aug/94 -
with Richard Nicholson
Ali MacDonald 07/Sep/91 AltLd dnf

RAF MRT Training. Did not climb top 5a section, found easier route to top.

with Andy Fowler
babymoac 06/Jul/91 Lead
with Howard
Andy Say 27/May/90 Lead
michael burrows 24/May/90 AltLd O/S
with brian jones
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 20/May/90 AltLd O/S
with Paul Allcock
Hidden ?/Jul/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/88 AltLd
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -

Sacs an on to summit

with Nick Dalzell
rogerskews 28/May/87 AltLd O/S
with Bryn Roberts
Hidden ?/May/87 AltLd
charlesmfrench 31/May/84 AltLd O/S


with Andy Tallent
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
Rob Davies ?/Sep/81 AltLd


with Jack Brindle
GeoffG ?/Aug/81 Solo O/S
Andy Chubb ??/1981 AltLd
with Geoff Barker
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd O/S
Lone Rider ?/Jun/78 Solo O/S

Soloed after bailing off Caligula in an attempt for the 2nd ascent. Foot slipped of wet hold on top crux.Also retrieved sling left behind after party abseiled off earlier in the day because it lower crux bridge was "wet". That's what bridging is for.

uphillnow ?/Jun/78 AltLd

climbed 4 times since, done all pitches

with George Wilson, Al Bennett
Hidden ??/1977 AltLd
Martin Bennett 21/Aug/76 -
with JD
Hidden 07/Jul/76 AltLd
Hidden 17/Nov/73 AltLd rpt
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
Seymore Butt ??/1970 AltLd
with Mick Briggs
Hidden 11/Aug/68 AltLd
harrynicol ?/Jun/68 AltLd O/S
with Iain Fulton
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