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Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 29 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
CMoore 18 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Joe P1. I did p2. Was good fat ice. Abbed off in situ threads.
with joeflan
Joe P1. I did p2. Was good fat ice. Abbed off in situ threads.
with joeflan
joeflan 18 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S steep ice!
with CMoore
steep ice!
with CMoore
ollyroberts 17 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Pitch 1+3 Abbed off in situ threads
with Giles Trussel, kato'sdad
Pitch 1+3 Abbed off in situ threads
with Giles Trussel, kato'sdad
kato'sdad 17 Mar, 2018 2nd
Hidden 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Tom.Priestley 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Did in 2 pitches then ab'd off in situ ice threads. I led the top pitch. Crux was steep and fat.
with RooFin
Did in 2 pitches then ab'd off in situ ice threads. I led the top pitch. Crux was steep and fat.
with RooFin
Hidden 8 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Colin Dyer 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd Soloed first pitch denoted by the topo followed by two pitches before abbing off.
with Swampi
Soloed first pitch denoted by the topo followed by two pitches before abbing off.
with Swampi
jimbonfire 2 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Col Kingshott 2 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Steep icefall at the top of the first pitch. Route in good condition.
Steep icefall at the top of the first pitch. Route in good condition.
lanky ?Mar, 2018 AltLd
with Tom
with Tom
arose 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd Great fun. good ice for climbing though the protection was a bit sparse in places.
with Chucky
Great fun. good ice for climbing though the protection was a bit sparse in places.
with Chucky
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Hidden 7 Mar, 2016 -
Hidden 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
stuart34 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd Ok
with fat erik
Ok
with fat erik
Hidden 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Gordon Lacey ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
planetmarshall 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd Well traveled, seems to go on forever. Constructed a hanging belay halfway up the icefall. Not an approach I'd recommend.
with John McDonald
Well traveled, seems to go on forever. Constructed a hanging belay halfway up the icefall. Not an approach I'd recommend.
with John McDonald
Rob Pitt 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Quite cruddy & hollow ice on the steep bits. Didn't get much in the way of worthwhile screw placements.
with Nick Arding
Quite cruddy & hollow ice on the steep bits. Didn't get much in the way of worthwhile screw placements.
with Nick Arding
Hidden 28 Feb, 2016 -
pcurt 27 Feb, 2016 2nd First time on the Ben in winter! Totally immense. Poor Dave.
with Klaus, Florian
First time on the Ben in winter! Totally immense. Poor Dave.
with Klaus, Florian
robgixer 27 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Quite thin on the crux, and pretty steep! Solid V
Quite thin on the crux, and pretty steep! Solid V
mattnuttall 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Variable ice but the route is all there... Felt no soft touch for V today. Considered the Shroud which has formed but steep ice above the pillar looks of the same 'variable' hollow nature as on Boomers... Perhaps wise to wait.
Variable ice but the route is all there... Felt no soft touch for V today. Considered the Shroud which has formed but steep ice above the pillar looks of the same 'variable' hollow nature as on Boomers... Perhaps wise to wait.
Andrew Wilson 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Fantastic weather. Variable ice. Cruddy and hollow at top of steeper pitch. Could have been worse, I could have been "Dave" on Castle Ridge. Poor lad.
with Matt Nuttall
Fantastic weather. Variable ice. Cruddy and hollow at top of steeper pitch. Could have been worse, I could have been "Dave" on Castle Ridge. Poor lad.
with Matt Nuttall
rob16 25 Feb, 2016 -
with Matt Brook
with Matt Brook
Hidden 25 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
jaggy bunnet 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd Stoater of a day, solid neve and great ice. Could not believe we were the only two teams in the whole Castle area today. Solo'd first pitch then finished and traversed across left and down Ledge Route.
Stoater of a day, solid neve and great ice. Could not believe we were the only two teams in the whole Castle area today. Solo'd first pitch then finished and traversed across left and down Ledge Route.
Hidden 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd dnf
picasso 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd
HimTiggins 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd dnf Hollow ice and poor ice screws so backed off. To continue would have effectively been soloing ... One to come back to!
with tebs
Hollow ice and poor ice screws so backed off. To continue would have effectively been soloing ... One to come back to!
with tebs
Hidden 18 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
morsy 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with peter berwick
with peter berwick
Pete23 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
with Stephen Mors
Dougbart 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd Grate climb, in good condition led crux pitch on right had side
with Iain
Grate climb, in good condition led crux pitch on right had side
with Iain
Hidden 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd
steveb2006 16 Mar, 2015 AltLd Climbed main ice fall in one pitch keeping left (easier groove on R in 1st half) gives a good sustained pitch.
with Mick F
Climbed main ice fall in one pitch keeping left (easier groove on R in 1st half) gives a good sustained pitch.
with Mick F
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
marxk 14 Mar, 2015 - Great conditions didn't seem too hard
Great conditions didn't seem too hard
Paul Figg 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Andy Brown
with Andy Brown
Harry Holmes 14 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
andyinglis 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Shroud pouring with water so dropped down into this from 2 pitches up Harrisons.
Shroud pouring with water so dropped down into this from 2 pitches up Harrisons.
andymcronald 26 Feb, 2015 - 1st pitch very wet, water running off (Horrible wet Belay). 2nd and 3rd pitch cruddy ice with difficult placements. Route completed despite heavy spin drift. Descended ledge route in deep snow, gale force winds.
1st pitch very wet, water running off (Horrible wet Belay). 2nd and 3rd pitch cruddy ice with difficult placements. Route completed despite heavy spin drift. Descended ledge route in deep snow, gale force winds.
eaf4 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd I lead crux. pretty pumped. Couple in front split up crux pitch. I went past on right, could'nt get any screws, too thin, and the guy told me "excuse me, can you put a screw in, if you fall off you could hit my wife." To Colwyn's amusement.
with Colwyn Jones, Brian Shackleton
I lead crux. pretty pumped. Couple in front split up crux pitch. I went past on right, could'nt get any screws, too thin, and the guy told me "excuse me, can you put a screw in, if you fall off you could hit my wife." To Colwyn's amusement.
with Colwyn Jones, Brian Shackleton
Debbie Lee 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with MrRiley
with MrRiley
MrRiley 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S A lot of unconsolidated snow around but main ice pitches in great nick. Wasn't too happy with the screws on the crux (climbed left corner) but chewy ice made for first time placements so not too hard. Went right after ice pitches and finished up behind Carn Dearg summit buttress - long day! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2015/02/west-is-best-classic-ice-on-ben-nevis/
A lot of unconsolidated snow around but main ice pitches in great nick. Wasn't too happy with the screws on the crux (climbed left corner) but chewy ice made for first time placements so not too hard. Went right after ice pitches and finished up behind Carn Dearg summit buttress - long day! http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2015/02/west-is-best-classic-ice-on-ben-nevis/
Lawrie Brand 11 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Mark Stevenson
with Mark Stevenson
Mark Stevenson 11 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Ken Applegate 8 Feb, 2015 Lead Day of guiding, and it was brilliant.
with Jason
Day of guiding, and it was brilliant.
with Jason
Neil Adams 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with arose
with arose
arose 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd Good Ice on steep pitch. Not too hard. Neil found a good ice column up to the right too.
with Neil Adams, Helen Rennard
Good Ice on steep pitch. Not too hard. Neil found a good ice column up to the right too.
with Neil Adams, Helen Rennard
septic 6 Feb, 2015 AltLd
Stuart the postie 6 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Martin Welch, Stewart Anderson
with Martin Welch, Stewart Anderson
abbeywall 6 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with septic, FM
with septic, FM
Hidden 6 Feb, 2015 2nd
Hidden 6 Feb, 2015 AltLd
centurion05 ?Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
centurion05 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd
Valaisan 24 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Al Walker, paulipauli
with Al Walker, paulipauli
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 20 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
bob johnson 12 Mar, 2013 -
with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
niallk 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Great route. Crux was steep water-ice but forgivingly hooked (still a bit pmpy nonetheless). Led p1, 3 (as full-length pitch including crux), 5 etc. Snow plod at top goes on longer than anticipated.
with Drew Connelly
Great route. Crux was steep water-ice but forgivingly hooked (still a bit pmpy nonetheless). Led p1, 3 (as full-length pitch including crux), 5 etc. Snow plod at top goes on longer than anticipated.
with Drew Connelly
akhughes 7 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Work
Work
Andy Hewison 5 Mar, 2013 2nd Crux ice pitch was steep and very pumpy! It was fat ice so went right up the middle of it. Went all the way to top out.
with Pete Jackson, Chadders
Crux ice pitch was steep and very pumpy! It was fat ice so went right up the middle of it. Went all the way to top out.
with Pete Jackson, Chadders
AB1965 2 Mar, 2013 -
drew8connelly ?Mar, 2013 -
with niall
with niall
NickJH ?Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
with LiamG
with LiamG
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
The Grist 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Nick Allsop
with Nick Allsop
Hidden 20 Feb, 2013 -
Hidden 19 Feb, 2013 AltLd
uncontrollable 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Max
with Max
Piglet69 18 Feb, 2013 2nd
with alifin
with alifin
alifin 18 Feb, 2013 2nd Steep pumpy crux. Awesome route.
with Mike Pescod, Aidan Roe
Steep pumpy crux. Awesome route.
with Mike Pescod, Aidan Roe
JasonK 10 Feb, 2013 AltLd Led pitches 1 and 3, giving Euan the crux. Great climb, but crux felt scary, although never that difficult. Windy day!
with shugsan
Led pitches 1 and 3, giving Euan the crux. Great climb, but crux felt scary, although never that difficult. Windy day!
with shugsan
shugsan 10 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Nice route with fairly intimidating crux. Was disappointed that I took the chicken line but that seems to be standard.
with JasonK
Nice route with fairly intimidating crux. Was disappointed that I took the chicken line but that seems to be standard.
with JasonK
luckyjim 10 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with C Hossack, D Helm
with C Hossack, D Helm
Hidden 6 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 -
Tom Campbell ?Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
adie84 ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Martin Haworth 22 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Great route, good lead by Andy on the crux, very steep ice. Carried on to the summit.
Great route, good lead by Andy on the crux, very steep ice. Carried on to the summit.
Andrew Sloan 22 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S I led crux pitch; very steep for grade V and ice only about 6 inches thick in places so worth taking shorter screws. Finished up one of exit gullies in very unconsolidated snow....hard work.
I led crux pitch; very steep for grade V and ice only about 6 inches thick in places so worth taking shorter screws. Finished up one of exit gullies in very unconsolidated snow....hard work.
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Captain Solo 15 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with ontour
with ontour
jimdanson 11 Mar, 2006 Lead dnf backed off due to lack of ice on crux
with danm
backed off due to lack of ice on crux
with danm
Hidden 11 Mar, 2006 AltLd
luckyjim ?Apr, 2005 AltLd
with A Cameron
with A Cameron
mike hope ?Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Martin S
with Martin S
Hidden 10 Feb, 2002 AltLd
Lone Rider ??, 1996 AltLd
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