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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Mackinclimb 11 Feb Lead
with Sally Hudson
with Sally Hudson
Hidden 11 Feb AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 10 Feb Lead O/S
with Dan C
with Dan C
Oliver Smaje 1 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with Sophie R, Jamie
with Sophie R, Jamie
arose 20 Mar, 2018 Lead very thin at the bottom. needed small wires to protect the first skinny bit of ice. slushy higher up but still good fun.
very thin at the bottom. needed small wires to protect the first skinny bit of ice. slushy higher up but still good fun.
Hidden 20 Mar, 2018 2nd
Cecilewannaclimb 20 Mar, 2018 2nd
with arose
with arose
mattierd 17 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with jeremy
with jeremy
jeremy 17 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Keith Lambley 12 Mar, 2018 Lead Sunny and warm above cloud inversion, route still hanging in there.
with Kate R
Sunny and warm above cloud inversion, route still hanging in there.
with Kate R
lusonavigator 10 Mar, 2018 2nd Amazing ice and route if it wasn't for the 50mph blowing me off the wall. Feared a mini-avalanche coming down no. 5 gully.
with Kirill
Amazing ice and route if it wasn't for the 50mph blowing me off the wall. Feared a mini-avalanche coming down no. 5 gully.
with Kirill
Kirill 10 Mar, 2018 Lead The bottom looked a bit thin (missing), so went up the Curtain Rail groove for a few metres before moving onto the slab via couple of tenuous pulls. Windy day.
The bottom looked a bit thin (missing), so went up the Curtain Rail groove for a few metres before moving onto the slab via couple of tenuous pulls. Windy day.
Hidden 8 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 7 Mar, 2018 Lead
Hidden 7 Mar, 2018 2nd
joeflan 5 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Beauty pitches 1 and 3
with fraser scott
Beauty pitches 1 and 3
with fraser scott
SJPowderham1 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Had the route to ourselves! Stubby screws needed for the first pitch.
Had the route to ourselves! Stubby screws needed for the first pitch.
Gambit 2 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with samkat
with samkat
Hidden 2 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
tjmillen 1 Mar, 2018 2nd
with Jenny
with Jenny
Goodstuff 1 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S In two long pitches. I led slabby 1st pitch. Great belay in little cave. Slightly thin on P1, but steady. Lovely fat ice on top pitch. 3 stars.
In two long pitches. I led slabby 1st pitch. Great belay in little cave. Slightly thin on P1, but steady. Lovely fat ice on top pitch. 3 stars.
Robbie Blease 28 Feb, 2018 AltLd First and second pitches.
with Ted F
First and second pitches.
with Ted F
Hidden 27 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
freemanTom 27 Feb, 2018 2nd Start thin but good snow ramp, otherwise good nick and chopped out.
with Paul Seabrook
Start thin but good snow ramp, otherwise good nick and chopped out.
with Paul Seabrook
Hidden 26 Feb, 2018 AltLd
J Whittaker 26 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
tiga271 25 Feb, 2018 2nd
phil64 25 Feb, 2018 Lead Thin first pitch up corner, steep 2nd and superb 3rd pitch
with Simon Rankin
Thin first pitch up corner, steep 2nd and superb 3rd pitch
with Simon Rankin
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
oliverk 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Pitch 2, felt pretty hard
with Tim E
Pitch 2, felt pretty hard
with Tim E
chris2451 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S led p1, end of a big day
with DJayB
led p1, end of a big day
with DJayB
bradleyrichards93 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd
piken 24 Feb, 2018 -
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
AlistairBerridge 24 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S First pure ice route, really good leads from Ollie.
First pure ice route, really good leads from Ollie.
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
OliverRoss 24 Feb, 2018 Lead
Bones [:B 21 Feb, 2018 2nd
guy127917 21 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Enjoyable but very straight forward ice climb. Was a little thin in places today but just about held together.
Enjoyable but very straight forward ice climb. Was a little thin in places today but just about held together.
Hidden 18 Feb, 2018 AltLd
royalste45 18 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S Awesome route thoroughly deserves it's 3 stars .
Awesome route thoroughly deserves it's 3 stars .
Hidden 12 Feb, 2018 Lead rpt
Tim Sparrow 12 Feb, 2018 AltLd A liberal plastering of snow on pitch one. Good ice after but a serious waist deep wade to get down.
with nniff
A liberal plastering of snow on pitch one. Good ice after but a serious waist deep wade to get down.
with nniff
nniff 12 Feb, 2018 AltLd Lots of snow - waist to chest deep wade off down Ledge Route. As for No 5 Gully - "Do not cross if the red lights are flashing"....
Lots of snow - waist to chest deep wade off down Ledge Route. As for No 5 Gully - "Do not cross if the red lights are flashing"....
Hidden 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Climbed69 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S I led first and third pitches
with Simon Stokes
I led first and third pitches
with Simon Stokes
Whorlhill 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Small and weak 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd In good nick.
In good nick.
Will Jerram 9 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S Fab
with Jon Jerram, Mike Pescod
Fab
with Jon Jerram, Mike Pescod
Kevin O Sullivan ?Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead O/S
Swiss Tony ??, 2018 -
clanger ??, 2018 -
JWrighty ??, 2017 -
JWrighty ??, 2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Hidden ?Apr, 2016 2nd
Ken Christie 10 Mar, 2016 AltLd
GlennWatson 10 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Ken Christie
with Ken Christie
mikewilson789 9 Mar, 2016 2nd β
with Andy Woolston
with Andy Woolston
climber34neil 8 Mar, 2016 - With Mark s and mark s
With Mark s and mark s
Si 8 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Greg led P1. I did 2 + 3 as a oner
Greg led P1. I did 2 + 3 as a oner
Hidden 8 Mar, 2016 AltLd
mark-abz 8 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Mark S & Neil B
with Mark S & Neil B
Hidden 8 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Mar, 2016 2nd β
Derek Graham 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd Led pitch 1 and 3
Led pitch 1 and 3
Col Kingshott 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Stepped out.
Stepped out.
martinbettridge06 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd Busy!
Busy!
jimbonfire 6 Mar, 2016 Lead
with TT
with TT
EmmaAtkinson 6 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Rory Brown
with Rory Brown
Hidden 6 Mar, 2016 Lead
Stuart Hurworth 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead P2, nice long easy slope on 1st pitch. Good ice, P2 steeper and bulging, but steady. P3 short and steep, then easy. Belays a bit cramped!
with Steve Graham
Lead P2, nice long easy slope on 1st pitch. Good ice, P2 steeper and bulging, but steady. P3 short and steep, then easy. Belays a bit cramped!
with Steve Graham
Hidden 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Andrew Holden 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd
SteveJCox 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Fat and stepped out
Fat and stepped out
Richard Abel 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hugh Simons 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
MSchobitz 5 Mar, 2016 Solo rpt After descending Ledge Route this hung there like an apple ripe for the picking. Couldn't resist! Such a great line!
After descending Ledge Route this hung there like an apple ripe for the picking. Couldn't resist! Such a great line!
Adam2016 5 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Andrew Holden
with Andrew Holden
stratandrew 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S In great condition with Styrofoam ice. Hardest thing was getting the axes out!
with Jim Symon
In great condition with Styrofoam ice. Hardest thing was getting the axes out!
with Jim Symon
tedburt 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S 1st pitch of Curtain Rail then traversed into cave (1st) belay
with Aaron Burdett
1st pitch of Curtain Rail then traversed into cave (1st) belay
with Aaron Burdett
rob16 3 Mar, 2016 Lead
Andy England 1 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
stephen ashworth ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Ian hendy
with Ian hendy
ian hendy ?Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Stephen Ashworth
with Stephen Ashworth
Hidden 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd
robgixer 28 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Great route, very thin poor ice at the start but made it interesting!
Great route, very thin poor ice at the start but made it interesting!
luckyjim 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd Finished up Ledge Route and down Number 4
with D Helm
Finished up Ledge Route and down Number 4
with D Helm
stuart90 27 Feb, 2016 - Nice Route. Jock lead first pitch, pretty thin to start. Top pitch fat and a bit stepped out. first time using screws in about 2 years. Very alpine in the sun!
with Jock Read
Nice Route. Jock lead first pitch, pretty thin to start. Top pitch fat and a bit stepped out. first time using screws in about 2 years. Very alpine in the sun!
with Jock Read
Scott Rankin 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd rpt p1 cruddy, p2 good to the top. well stepped out now.
p1 cruddy, p2 good to the top. well stepped out now.
david harvey 27 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
martinbettridge06 26 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S First 5 metres thin.
First 5 metres thin.
Mapleleaf 26 Feb, 2016 2nd Poor ice at the beginning of the first pitch.
with Snow & Ice Jagged Globe
Poor ice at the beginning of the first pitch.
with Snow & Ice Jagged Globe
elliptic 26 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Max
with Max
Hidden 25 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
bandersnatch 24 Feb, 2016 AltLd Been walking past it for years, seemed a good option as it was quiet. Ice great for picks, but needed selective placement for screws. Easy 2 pitches on 60m ropes.
with Al_Mac
Been walking past it for years, seemed a good option as it was quiet. Ice great for picks, but needed selective placement for screws. Easy 2 pitches on 60m ropes.
with Al_Mac
Al_Mac 24 Feb, 2016 AltLd
tunnah 22 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
Scott Quinn 22 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S backed off first pitch due to ice condition, traversed in from the curtain rail.
backed off first pitch due to ice condition, traversed in from the curtain rail.
Tom.Priestley 22 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S Traversed into the cave from the curtain rail for the second pitch which was in good condition. First pitch was quite poor ice.
Traversed into the cave from the curtain rail for the second pitch which was in good condition. First pitch was quite poor ice.
Josh Wade ??, 2016 -
ronaldtherocket 12 Mar, 2015 2nd
with cameron
with cameron
Peter Metcalfe 1 Mar, 2015 AltLd Caked in fresh snow from overnight storm. I managed to lose a crampon whilst seconding Katie up the first pitch. She lowered me back down to fetch it - eventually located c.150 vertical metres below. Soloed up to join her in cave, where she was suffering the worst hot aches ever. Pete did second pitch and I the last one. Traverse out from belay was a bit marginal and the ice above wasn't taking ice screws, so ended up effectively soloing that pitch too. A hard-won tick but a great adventure in challenging conditions.
with K Mckay, Pete Glasper
Caked in fresh snow from overnight storm. I managed to lose a crampon whilst seconding Katie up the first pitch. She lowered me back down to fetch it - eventually located c.150 vertical metres below. Soloed up to join her in cave, where she was suffering the worst hot aches ever. Pete did second pitch and I the last one. Traverse out from belay was a bit marginal and the ice above wasn't taking ice screws, so ended up effectively soloing that pitch too. A hard-won tick but a great adventure in challenging conditions.
with K Mckay, Pete Glasper
K Mckay 1 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Peter Metcalfe, Pete Glasper
with Peter Metcalfe, Pete Glasper
tumbling wizard ?Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
with andrew marshall
Hidden 27 Feb, 2015 AltLd
gergosantha 27 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
RM199 27 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Hard, thin in places and awesome
Hard, thin in places and awesome
ten4dave 25 Feb, 2015 AltLd
johnrich 25 Feb, 2015 2nd
with Luke, Mike Pescod
with Luke, Mike Pescod
davidbird63 25 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Lead P1 up to ice cave. How long will those pitons last? The second pitch has a possible belay on the left across a dry slab that involves a horrible traverse. Better with 60m ropes to carry on straight over the ice bulge to a better belay on easier ground at the finish. Down the Ledge Route. My first Scottish IV lead - excluding Tower Ridge (which is different). Oddly after my first Scottish V lead!
with Zep Mouris, ten4dave
Lead P1 up to ice cave. How long will those pitons last? The second pitch has a possible belay on the left across a dry slab that involves a horrible traverse. Better with 60m ropes to carry on straight over the ice bulge to a better belay on easier ground at the finish. Down the Ledge Route. My first Scottish IV lead - excluding Tower Ridge (which is different). Oddly after my first Scottish V lead!
with Zep Mouris, ten4dave
Shaw Brown 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd A late afternoon ascent, glad I didn't have the lead for the last 20ft, there wasn't much left. The rest of the route was great.
with loz01
A late afternoon ascent, glad I didn't have the lead for the last 20ft, there wasn't much left. The rest of the route was great.
with loz01
salix 21 Feb, 2015 2nd Well lead by Caitlin. Ice left something to be desired in places. Got a rope to help us up final pitch which was speedily disappearing under parties ahead of us.
with Caitlin
Well lead by Caitlin. Ice left something to be desired in places. Got a rope to help us up final pitch which was speedily disappearing under parties ahead of us.
with Caitlin
Hidden 21 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
AndrewJamesCherry 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Was glad I got the 2nd pitch, as the 1st and 3rd were a little thin/ rotten in places! (I made Stefan do the rotten bits...) End of 2nd pitch (traverse to Belay) now quite thin, with lots if 'freshly departed' ice.
Was glad I got the 2nd pitch, as the 1st and 3rd were a little thin/ rotten in places! (I made Stefan do the rotten bits...) End of 2nd pitch (traverse to Belay) now quite thin, with lots if 'freshly departed' ice.
sj87 21 Feb, 2015 2nd
Will Smith 20 Feb, 2015 AltLd dnf Abbed off from the second belay as we'd run out of time. First pitch had some rotten ice. I led the second which was solid apart from the traverse to the belay which was very sketchy (ice had melted off the slab).
with Puma, lithos
Abbed off from the second belay as we'd run out of time. First pitch had some rotten ice. I led the second which was solid apart from the traverse to the belay which was very sketchy (ice had melted off the slab).
with Puma, lithos
Puma 20 Feb, 2015 AltLd
lithos 20 Feb, 2015 AltLd p1, very cruddy at start
p1, very cruddy at start
mikecollins 17 Feb, 2015 AltLd
manmike 17 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Finn Curry 17 Feb, 2015 2nd
with Paul Warnock
with Paul Warnock
Hidden 17 Feb, 2015 -
Hidden 17 Feb, 2015 AltLd
Ste Ridd 17 Feb, 2015 AltLd
planetmarshall 17 Feb, 2015 AltLd
stevelismore 16 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S In full ice, with a fresh dusting of snow to add to the frisson. Led in two pitches, using the second belay as a runner. Fabulous!
with Mike Pcc
In full ice, with a fresh dusting of snow to add to the frisson. Led in two pitches, using the second belay as a runner. Fabulous!
with Mike Pcc
Hidden 15 Feb, 2015 2nd
Hidden 15 Feb, 2015 2nd
alastairbegley 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Got up early to be the first on the route. The ice is in great conditions but it is very stepped out. Took a variation of the line at the end of the second pitch and went straight up unhooked steep ice rather than heading left along the line of hooks.
with Pina
Got up early to be the first on the route. The ice is in great conditions but it is very stepped out. Took a variation of the line at the end of the second pitch and went straight up unhooked steep ice rather than heading left along the line of hooks.
with Pina
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 2nd
Pina 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Pretty stepped out. Good wee climb, taking the steeper option on the last pitch was definitely more fun.
Pretty stepped out. Good wee climb, taking the steeper option on the last pitch was definitely more fun.
Misha 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Nicolas
with Nicolas
joe.91 14 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S Another good route today, wish we went across to do one of the other shorter routes but too tired from yesterday!
with Reidy
Another good route today, wish we went across to do one of the other shorter routes but too tired from yesterday!
with Reidy
peterneden 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 13 Feb, 2015 -
jacobfinn 13 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
with Graham davies
with Graham davies
Tdavy01 13 Feb, 2015 AltLd
2010_graham 13 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 13 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
freudy_love 13 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dunc
with Dunc
patrickhoey32 12 Feb, 2015 2nd
Debbie Lee 11 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with MrRiley
with MrRiley
MrRiley 11 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Great route but stepped out, sociable too! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2015/02/west-is-best-classic-ice-on-ben-nevis/
Great route but stepped out, sociable too! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2015/02/west-is-best-classic-ice-on-ben-nevis/
joese7en 10 Feb, 2015 -
alan barnes 10 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with tom sylvester, julie baum
with tom sylvester, julie baum
Flett 10 Feb, 2015 2nd
MSchobitz 9 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Wanted to do point 5 that day, but that was too crowded so we did this instead. Super warm and wet, but still fat enough to be climbed (by us and about 8 other parties! - fairly crowded belays!). Led pitches 1 and 3. Really good fun!
with Paul Nairn
Wanted to do point 5 that day, but that was too crowded so we did this instead. Super warm and wet, but still fat enough to be climbed (by us and about 8 other parties! - fairly crowded belays!). Led pitches 1 and 3. Really good fun!
with Paul Nairn
olekemi 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S As 3 in 3 pitches, one lead each. Nice.
with Colin D, Andy B
As 3 in 3 pitches, one lead each. Nice.
with Colin D, Andy B
MTBAnimal 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Nice conditions, just starting to warm up though.
Nice conditions, just starting to warm up though.
andybroadway 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Done in 3 pitches. Lead pitch 1.
Done in 3 pitches. Lead pitch 1.
Drew M 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Fatherof2 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Did rh variation up ice pillar from cave to another cave belay then then steep ice sheet above. Brilliant.
with Roger
Did rh variation up ice pillar from cave to another cave belay then then steep ice sheet above. Brilliant.
with Roger
Colin Dyer 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd Great fun with Ole and Andrew. Back to CIC by 12.30!
Great fun with Ole and Andrew. Back to CIC by 12.30!
tumbling wizard 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Drew M
with Drew M
mike.moss 7 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
with Andy Crutchley
with Andy Crutchley
Diggler 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with jonah
with jonah
gst 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Colwyn lead 1st pitch. I combined 2nd and 3rd to complete route.
with Colwyn Jones
Colwyn lead 1st pitch. I combined 2nd and 3rd to complete route.
with Colwyn Jones
mattc 7 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Feb, 2015 AltLd
abbeywall 5 Feb, 2015 AltLd Led P1
Led P1
Ken Christie 4 Feb, 2015 2nd
with Alan Kimber
with Alan Kimber
Steve Perry 4 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Nice, easy, lots of traffic and blue skies for some of it.
Nice, easy, lots of traffic and blue skies for some of it.
Karlos 4 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S 2nd-ed P1, all good but tough on the calves. Belayed out on the left to make next pitches shorts. Led P2 (joined with P3). Water running down steeper sections, but short lived, with excellent exposure. Lovely route, worthy of the stars.
with Husky Tom
2nd-ed P1, all good but tough on the calves. Belayed out on the left to make next pitches shorts. Led P2 (joined with P3). Water running down steeper sections, but short lived, with excellent exposure. Lovely route, worthy of the stars.
with Husky Tom
samohtdoowde 3 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S With guide
With guide
joeallen28 3 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S Steep. Set off onto crux pitch in gathering darkness, with one bent axe and the other broken!
Steep. Set off onto crux pitch in gathering darkness, with one bent axe and the other broken!
Hidden 2 Feb, 2015 2nd
catrin289 1 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
SkylarLobdell 1 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with CaelanB, Joe
with CaelanB, Joe
Liam Ingram 1 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S As hard or harder than many classic grade V ice routes.
As hard or harder than many classic grade V ice routes.
CaelanB 1 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S fantastic climbing on a fantastic day, done the day after we had to bail from the route because of avalanches
fantastic climbing on a fantastic day, done the day after we had to bail from the route because of avalanches
stephen ashworth ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Mark booker
with Mark booker
Neil Hamlet ?Feb, 2015 2nd
Rob84 24 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Will H
with Will H
arose 24 Jan, 2015 Lead Think we must have been the 7th party up this today! Abbed off
with Clients
Think we must have been the 7th party up this today! Abbed off
with Clients
Gordon Lacey 24 Jan, 2015 -
Scott Rankin 24 Jan, 2015 AltLd Busy!
Busy!
alifin 24 Jan, 2015 2nd
with Niall Hed, Aidan Roe
with Niall Hed, Aidan Roe
Scott Kirkhope 22 Jan, 2015 Lead
Piglet69 22 Jan, 2015 2nd
niallsash 22 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Stepped out, wet and melting - ropes froze. I lead 1st pitch. 2nd & 3rd pitch done in one.
Stepped out, wet and melting - ropes froze. I lead 1st pitch. 2nd & 3rd pitch done in one.
Hidden 22 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Hannah Evans 22 Jan, 2015 2nd
Hidden 21 Jan, 2015 2nd dnf
Ken Applegate 21 Jan, 2015 AltLd Led the second pitch. Whole route was brilliant. Nice to finally have climbed it having walked past it (mostly out of condition) so many times.
with Lou
Led the second pitch. Whole route was brilliant. Nice to finally have climbed it having walked past it (mostly out of condition) so many times.
with Lou
Mark Stevenson 20 Jan, 2015 AltLd rpt
Lawrie Brand 20 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Mark Stevenson
with Mark Stevenson
MonkeyDawson 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with Ali Rose
with Ali Rose
arose 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd Awesome. Quick morning blast then home for lunch.
Awesome. Quick morning blast then home for lunch.
dav_713 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with Kev
with Kev
mim tiller 17 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
chris smith 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
w-watson 17 Jan, 2015 Lead
davkeo 13 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Andy Hewison 2 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Led 1st pitch which was hollow and fairly bold, got a couple of hexes to the RHS and a screw before the first cave (that I had to dig out to get at the insitu tat). Drew led 2nd pitch that was even bolder. Some better ice in places (a couple of screws placed), hollow with holes in other places). Over to ledge route (loads of snow on it) for descent.
with Drew Connelly
Led 1st pitch which was hollow and fairly bold, got a couple of hexes to the RHS and a screw before the first cave (that I had to dig out to get at the insitu tat). Drew led 2nd pitch that was even bolder. Some better ice in places (a couple of screws placed), hollow with holes in other places). Over to ledge route (loads of snow on it) for descent.
with Drew Connelly
Hidden 25 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
ipfreely 25 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
wilkinscl 22 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Lost two draws to another party on the route. Please get in touch.
with Ned, morpcat
Lost two draws to another party on the route. Please get in touch.
with Ned, morpcat
morpcat 22 Feb, 2014 2nd Very busy day with over a dozen people hacking their way up. Best ice on p2 - p1 was a bit mushy and p3 a bit hollow.
with Ned, wilkinscl
Very busy day with over a dozen people hacking their way up. Best ice on p2 - p1 was a bit mushy and p3 a bit hollow.
with Ned, wilkinscl
JackM92 22 Feb, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 19 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
sacdenouilles 19 Feb, 2014 AltLd Good conditions except first pitch which was soft and wet. https://vimeo.com/87384938
with J F Philippe
Good conditions except first pitch which was soft and wet. https://vimeo.com/87384938
with J F Philippe
phil64 19 Feb, 2014 Lead nice easy nick
nice easy nick
Hidden 18 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Tom Vivian 18 Feb, 2014 2nd
with Spike Sellers, Jonathan
with Spike Sellers, Jonathan
Hidden 17 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
Piglet69 17 Feb, 2014 2nd
with alifin
with alifin
UndercoverElephant 17 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Good and solid ice&snow. It's, never steep, so well worth doing in these conditions. take 60m rope, as 50 doesn;t quite stretch for the top 2 pitches together.
with S
Good and solid ice&snow. It's, never steep, so well worth doing in these conditions. take 60m rope, as 50 doesn;t quite stretch for the top 2 pitches together.
with S
Palindrome 17 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
alifin 17 Feb, 2014 2nd
karlc 16 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Feb, 2014 TR O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Feb, 2014 AltLd
Iain_L_32 7 Feb, 2014 2nd
Tilt ?Feb, 2014 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2014 Lead
yesbutnobutyesbut ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 2nd O/S
saintlade ??, 2014 -
John Roe 20 Mar, 2013 - Abbed onto the route from Ledge Route to lead the lastpitch
with James Atkinson, Nathan Maxwell
Abbed onto the route from Ledge Route to lead the lastpitch
with James Atkinson, Nathan Maxwell
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
steveforgrieve 21 Feb, 2013 2nd PYB intro final day, lead by Tim Neill
PYB intro final day, lead by Tim Neill
Glen Burrows 21 Feb, 2013 2nd dog
with Paddy Cave, Ed Luke
with Paddy Cave, Ed Luke
Hidden 15 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Captain Solo 15 Feb, 2013 AltLd At long last! A bit soggy on the day but all the ice was there, felt about IV,4.
At long last! A bit soggy on the day but all the ice was there, felt about IV,4.
petegunn 12 Feb, 2013 AltLd A quality day, The ben looking magnificent in its winter coat. The first pitch a little thin and run out but solid, superb climbing on the next two. A busy day out on the hill with many people enjoying the fine weather.
A quality day, The ben looking magnificent in its winter coat. The first pitch a little thin and run out but solid, superb climbing on the next two. A busy day out on the hill with many people enjoying the fine weather.
simon kimber 12 Feb, 2013 AltLd just easy hooking
with Phil Evans
just easy hooking
with Phil Evans
Charlie Zephyr Booth 12 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with michael kirby
with michael kirby
buzby78 12 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Craig Smith
with Craig Smith
Jonny Nick 12 Feb, 2013 AltLd Climbed pitch 2. First steep ice lead. Amazing climbing and mega exposure.
Climbed pitch 2. First steep ice lead. Amazing climbing and mega exposure.
planetmarshall 11 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with Andy Owen, HendrikTBB
with Andy Owen, HendrikTBB
HendrikTBB 11 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
a13x 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with pudding
with pudding
gripped01 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd Last climb with Rimon
with Rob Patchett, Rimon Than
Last climb with Rimon
with Rob Patchett, Rimon Than
Hidden 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 8 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Very thin initial slab but not sure if it ever gets fat. No convincing screws on the route but the neve was solid. Very good belays. Great route.
with graham boistelle
Very thin initial slab but not sure if it ever gets fat. No convincing screws on the route but the neve was solid. Very good belays. Great route.
with graham boistelle
Hidden 7 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
akhughes 7 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Working. Pleasant and easy for the grade.
Working. Pleasant and easy for the grade.
mjsmith1973 6 Feb, 2013 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
tjmillen ?Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Ian
with Ian
jon59 ??, 2013 -
ashpreston ??, 2013 -
captain ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
simon_D 15 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S thin on the slab until the overlap, take some stubby's, top pitch thick but also not taking screws well, may not last long...:]
with Ian W
thin on the slab until the overlap, take some stubby's, top pitch thick but also not taking screws well, may not last long...:]
with Ian W
Hidden ?Mar, 2011 AltLd
wi11 22 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Chris Gee
with Chris Gee
Adam Booth 22 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
with Carl
with Carl
Tim Sparrow 21 Feb, 2011 Lead
with Pete Robinson
with Pete Robinson
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead
Tenko ??, 2011 -
adie84 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
andybuckley 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd Climbed rather out of condition, so the first half of pitch 1 was scratchy, insecure climbing on rock: well done Tom. Next pitch was great, but much thinner than in the photos I've seen: stepping round on to the steep ice wall on poor axes was a bit hairy, but made up for by superb exposure to the (2 rusty pegs + a nut) belay. The final short wall rounded it off nicely: a great salvage of a day so claggy we couldn't find the Comb!
with Tom Whipple
Climbed rather out of condition, so the first half of pitch 1 was scratchy, insecure climbing on rock: well done Tom. Next pitch was great, but much thinner than in the photos I've seen: stepping round on to the steep ice wall on poor axes was a bit hairy, but made up for by superb exposure to the (2 rusty pegs + a nut) belay. The final short wall rounded it off nicely: a great salvage of a day so claggy we couldn't find the Comb!
with Tom Whipple
luckyjim ?Feb, 2010 Solo
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
cragmanuk ??, 2009 -
with Andy Kipling
with Andy Kipling
windy100 ??, 2009 -
Neil Adams 29 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm
with Malcolm
simon_D 27 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
with George McEwan, Andy Johno
with George McEwan, Andy Johno
fellgazelle 25 Mar, 2008 -
with Chris Dale
with Chris Dale
sadams 24 Mar, 2008 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 23 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
Greg Boswell ?Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
with Bommer Harris
with Bommer Harris
Hidden 24 Feb, 2007 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2007 -
innesmac ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
nakedave ??, 2006 2nd
jaggy bunnet 6 Apr, 2005 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 13 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2005 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
Ann S ?Mar, 2005 2nd Guided
with Guide -Dave Hollinger
Guided
with Guide -Dave Hollinger
AndyH1710 ?Mar, 2005 2nd O/S Route I'd always dreamed of doing, bit of a let down but still a good day out
with Jason Day
Route I'd always dreamed of doing, bit of a let down but still a good day out
with Jason Day
Hidden 28 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
sgl 28 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
with Konnie
The Bad Cough 25 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Paul Beacall
with Paul Beacall
Hidden 22 Feb, 2005 2nd
Hidden 20 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
geoff b 15 Feb, 2005 AltLd What an brilliant route. Steep slab followed by overlaps. Great belays.
with Dr. Nick
What an brilliant route. Steep slab followed by overlaps. Great belays.
with Dr. Nick
Hidden 1 Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
centurion05 ?Feb, 2005 2nd O/S
with Dan Carroll
with Dan Carroll
seanyt ?Feb, 2005 Lead
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Dec, 2004 AltLd
Chris L Hill 22 Feb, 2004 2nd
with Di Gilbert, Stuart Shaw
with Di Gilbert, Stuart Shaw
Hidden ??, 2004 AltLd O/S
Antony Mariani ??, 2003 Lead O/S
with Jacek
with Jacek
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead
Hidden 26 Jan, 2001 Lead O/S
Dave Almond ?Jan, 2001 Solo vivid memory of watching the water under the ice and of water spurting over my axe head before starting the rising bulging traverse on the third pitch.
vivid memory of watching the water under the ice and of water spurting over my axe head before starting the rising bulging traverse on the third pitch.
David Horwood ?Jan, 2001 -
plain kitten ??, 2001 - GMcE, my axe broke while leading crux pitch
GMcE, my axe broke while leading crux pitch
220bpm ?Mar, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Alan
with Alan
Hidden 24 Feb, 2000 AltLd O/S
NickJH ?Feb, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2000 Lead
OC24 ?Jan, 2000 AltLd O/S Scariest climb that I ever did!
Scariest climb that I ever did!
Hidden ??, 2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 1999 Lead
Mark Stevenson 10 Mar, 1999 2nd dnf 1st pitch only
1st pitch only
cem 24 Feb, 1999 2nd As part of course.
with Phil ?, Simon P
As part of course.
with Phil ?, Simon P
Hidden 14 Feb, 1999 2nd
DaveHK 10 Feb, 1999 Lead
with Craig Proctor
with Craig Proctor
Hidden ?Feb, 1999 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 1999 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 1999 Lead
James Gordon ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1999 AltLd
nickdonohue 10 Mar, 1998 Lead
Paul Figg 8 Mar, 1998 Lead
with John Alcock
with John Alcock
Hidden 1 Mar, 1998 -
Hidden ?Mar, 1998 -
AB1965 19 Feb, 1998 AltLd
phardman ?Feb, 1996 Solo Were were going to rope up, but decided to solo up to where it got hard. It never got hard :-)
Were were going to rope up, but decided to solo up to where it got hard. It never got hard :-)
Marti999 ?Mar, 1995 Lead
tlr ?Jan, 1995 AltLd
with Nj
with Nj
pauldrew ??, 1995 AltLd Axe head broke near top!!
Axe head broke near top!!
alkira 26 Apr, 1994 -
Mick King 16 Apr, 1994 Lead O/S
with Stu Hardacre
with Stu Hardacre
steveb2006 9 Apr, 1994 AltLd Dangerous amounts of snow around so settle for this as its short and accessable. Getting to the foot of the route is hard grind in the snow. The route goes OK but belay off the top down lower part of Ledge Route to get into no. Five gully. The latter avalanches - The slope avalanches as I climb down it - tipped upside down but held on rope above. Thankful we belayed!!
with Paul Gale
Dangerous amounts of snow around so settle for this as its short and accessable. Getting to the foot of the route is hard grind in the snow. The route goes OK but belay off the top down lower part of Ledge Route to get into no. Five gully. The latter avalanches - The slope avalanches as I climb down it - tipped upside down but held on rope above. Thankful we belayed!!
with Paul Gale
TheAndyBarker ?Jan, 1994 AltLd
frost ??, 1992 Lead
OMSKB 11 Feb, 1991 2nd
craig h ?Jan, 1991 AltLd Had been well hacked, so mostly hooking.
with Nick D
Had been well hacked, so mostly hooking.
with Nick D
mike hope ?Mar, 1990 AltLd O/S
with D Patey
with D Patey
Hidden 15 Mar, 1989 Solo
Steve Crowe 26 Feb, 1989 2nd O/S Great climb.
Great climb.
Hidden ?Feb, 1989 Lead
Alan Scowcroft ??, 1989 2nd not sure of year
not sure of year
Hidden 6 Feb, 1988 Solo
Grezza ?Feb, 1988 Lead
with JuJu
with JuJu
jlury ?Feb, 1988 2nd top half was steep
with Nick Phillips
top half was steep
with Nick Phillips
Hidden ??, 1988 -
Neil McA 21 Mar, 1987 AltLd rpt As a consolation prize after retreating from Gemini
with Martin Mandel
As a consolation prize after retreating from Gemini
with Martin Mandel
Hidden 21 Mar, 1987 Solo
Hidden 24 Feb, 1987 Lead
scree ?Feb, 1987 Solo
Hidden 12 Jan, 1987 AltLd
Derek Ryden 10 Jan, 1987 Lead O/S
with John Taylor
with John Taylor
Hidden 6 Jan, 1987 Lead
GaryK ?Apr, 1986 Solo I soloed it after my friend Colin Gourlay had soloed it. He had forgotten his tools, so I lent him mine and we tossed a coin for who would go first. I lost.
I soloed it after my friend Colin Gourlay had soloed it. He had forgotten his tools, so I lent him mine and we tossed a coin for who would go first. I lost.
John Marsland 21 Feb, 1986 AltLd
with Dave Soles
with Dave Soles
Hidden 20 Feb, 1986 Lead
Hidden 8 Feb, 1986 Solo
steveb2006 7 Feb, 1986 Solo Mervyn too tired to come out
Mervyn too tired to come out
steveb2006 2 Feb, 1986 AltLd First route of CIC hut week - a late start and finish in dark after stuck rope and communication problems
with Max Rock
First route of CIC hut week - a late start and finish in dark after stuck rope and communication problems
with Max Rock
Hidden 1 Feb, 1986 AltLd
Neil R ?Feb, 1986 2nd
with Graeme Livingstone
with Graeme Livingstone
Will Webb ?Feb, 1986 Lead
with Alastair Todd
with Alastair Todd
Hidden 1 Jan, 1986 AltLd
jcw ??, 1986 -
with Roger Everett
with Roger Everett
amcleish ??, 1986 -
Martin Haworth ?Mar, 1984 AltLd O/S
with Dave Snowden
with Dave Snowden
nigehughes ?Mar, 1984 AltLd
with Ian Cameron
with Ian Cameron
Bruce Kerr 14 Feb, 1984 AltLd
with Dave Bartle
with Dave Bartle
Neil McA 11 Feb, 1984 AltLd O/S
with Russ McKraith, Andy Perkins, Paddy Gibson
with Russ McKraith, Andy Perkins, Paddy Gibson
Gezzer ??, 1984 AltLd
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1984 Solo
Mark Kemball 25 Mar, 1983 Lead
with Aamir Butt
with Aamir Butt
Hidden ?Mar, 1983 AltLd
Howard J 17 Feb, 1983 2nd O/S On course
with Loch Eil Centre
On course
with Loch Eil Centre
mark-abz 14 Feb, 1983 AltLd
with Walter P
with Walter P
Lone Rider ??, 1980 - Soloed in the Eighties with John Christie in wet conditions
with John Christie
Soloed in the Eighties with John Christie in wet conditions
with John Christie
Davy Gunn ??, 1980 -
uphillnow 16 Feb, 1978 AltLd Good nick. John Page also on rope
with Al Bennett
Good nick. John Page also on rope
with Al Bennett
Sean Kelly ?Jan, 1978 AltLd Climbed in full conditions! Desperate descent down No.5 gully and lost Bob on the walk out. Gavin & Dudley meanwhile retreated from high on Observatory Ridge and were helicoptered off the ridge on their next attempt, when Dudley fell and was left swinging in space!
with Bob Milward
Climbed in full conditions! Desperate descent down No.5 gully and lost Bob on the walk out. Gavin & Dudley meanwhile retreated from high on Observatory Ridge and were helicoptered off the ridge on their next attempt, when Dudley fell and was left swinging in space!
with Bob Milward
Hidden ??, 1978 AltLd rpt
Martin Bennett 12 Feb, 1977 -
with JD
with JD
Falko 1 Feb, 1977 AltLd O/S
with Andy Parkin
with Andy Parkin
Hidden ??, 1975 -
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