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Robin Smith Legacy, Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, The Pinnacle

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Jezz0r 21 Mar 2nd
Ken Christie 20 Mar AltLd Alan did the hard pitches..
with Alan Kimber
Alan did the hard pitches..
with Alan Kimber
sparbus 20 Mar AltLd
ChuckMaurice 20 Mar AltLd Bluebird day on the Ben. Quality route and ice. Sociable but pleasantly so.
with sparbus
Bluebird day on the Ben. Quality route and ice. Sociable but pleasantly so.
with sparbus
Swiss Tony 20 Mar AltLd Great route and straight forward for the grade, no need to pitch into the cave as you can go straight past it but then that would mean missing the nice traverse out of the cave which is the best bit !!
Great route and straight forward for the grade, no need to pitch into the cave as you can go straight past it but then that would mean missing the nice traverse out of the cave which is the best bit !!
Hidden 16 Mar 2nd
Hidden 15 Mar 2nd O/S
Will Miles 14 Mar AltLd O/S Lots of snow swimming upto and including pitch one. Ice was pukka after that though. Thought there would be a lot more rock pro than there was so we only took 2 screws. This lead to some exciting runnouts. Especially when I accidentally tried to to link pitch 3 and 4 and ran out of rope 5m before the p4 belay. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable route!
with Rowan H
Lots of snow swimming upto and including pitch one. Ice was pukka after that though. Thought there would be a lot more rock pro than there was so we only took 2 screws. This lead to some exciting runnouts. Especially when I accidentally tried to to link pitch 3 and 4 and ran out of rope 5m before the p4 belay. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable route!
with Rowan H
Phildavies91 14 Mar AltLd Awesome route, conditions not far off perfect. Spindrift only added to experience Run out in places
with Matty
Awesome route, conditions not far off perfect. Spindrift only added to experience Run out in places
with Matty
nacknacknacknack 14 Mar Lead Led pitch 1 & 2, max led 3. Ice well formed where it needed to be, spindrift deluge from above made for a great atmosphere until max got a chunk of ice in the face, although that meant I got to lead the first 2 pitches back to back which I wasn’t complaining about! Max stoped seeing stars after 2 and led p3. First time climbing in Scotland, will be back for minus 2!
Led pitch 1 & 2, max led 3. Ice well formed where it needed to be, spindrift deluge from above made for a great atmosphere until max got a chunk of ice in the face, although that meant I got to lead the first 2 pitches back to back which I wasn’t complaining about! Max stoped seeing stars after 2 and led p3. First time climbing in Scotland, will be back for minus 2!
Hidden 14 Mar AltLd rpt
Fergus Walker 13 Mar AltLd O/S Good route and beautiful day, Led pitches 1 and 3. Intended to finish up North buttress, climbed a couple of pitches from the top of the gully ending up horrifically off route so abbed off.
Good route and beautiful day, Led pitches 1 and 3. Intended to finish up North buttress, climbed a couple of pitches from the top of the gully ending up horrifically off route so abbed off.
Liam Watson 13 Mar AltLd O/S
Harrison_Connie 9 Mar 2nd
Hidden 8 Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Mar -
Ken Applegate 6 Mar Lead The difficulties are quite short-lived, but interesting nonetheless. Getting a bit hacked out and the crux ice pillar is getting quite thin at the base. A thaw and refreeze will do it wonders.
with Matt
The difficulties are quite short-lived, but interesting nonetheless. Getting a bit hacked out and the crux ice pillar is getting quite thin at the base. A thaw and refreeze will do it wonders.
with Matt
damondavies 6 Mar AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 6 Mar AltLd O/S
with Damon Davies
with Damon Davies
jimbonfire 5 Mar AltLd
Col Kingshott 5 Mar AltLd O/S Really hooked out and straightforward climbing.
Really hooked out and straightforward climbing.
rob16 3 Mar Lead Climbed in 3 pitches then abbed to Slingsbys and down in two abs back to the base. Great climbing, steep out of the cave and thin for screws in places.
Climbed in 3 pitches then abbed to Slingsbys and down in two abs back to the base. Great climbing, steep out of the cave and thin for screws in places.
tjmillen 29 Feb Solo
Hidden 27 Feb AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 26 Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Feb AltLd
Garry_C 26 Feb AltLd O/S
with Suzanna El Masri
with Suzanna El Masri
innes 26 Feb AltLd O/S
with Yani Harangi
with Yani Harangi
Mark Stevenson 26 Feb AltLd O/S
Jonnaylor 25 Feb AltLd Great conditions - good nevé, quite banked out, solid ice screw placements. 2nd pitch (Jeremy leading) exposed with tricky traverse around icicle in poor footholds. Great route overall - 4 pitches. Finished up NE Buttress - mostly moving together. 7 hours from start of climb to summit.
with Jeremy Windsor
Great conditions - good nevé, quite banked out, solid ice screw placements. 2nd pitch (Jeremy leading) exposed with tricky traverse around icicle in poor footholds. Great route overall - 4 pitches. Finished up NE Buttress - mostly moving together. 7 hours from start of climb to summit.
with Jeremy Windsor
ok2019 23 Feb AltLd
with Zoe
with Zoe
Hidden 23 Feb AltLd dnf
Samuel Wainwright 23 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Feb AltLd O/S
RM199 20 Feb AltLd O/S Lead crux :-). Some dodgy conditions lower down. Improved with height but not sure it would survive today’s thaw
Lead crux :-). Some dodgy conditions lower down. Improved with height but not sure it would survive today’s thaw
Robertgiddy 19 Feb AltLd O/S Finally a successful route to start 2020! Every man and his dog was on this, so the crux step was pretty thin by the end of the day... As many others have reported decent-ish snow ice on the Ben for climbing, not so much for screws.
Finally a successful route to start 2020! Every man and his dog was on this, so the crux step was pretty thin by the end of the day... As many others have reported decent-ish snow ice on the Ben for climbing, not so much for screws.
Hidden 19 Feb -
J Whittaker 19 Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Feb AltLd
iainballantyne 19 Feb AltLd O/S
kenneM 18 Feb AltLd O/S Lead 3&4. Great route.
with Priers, Carl Davies
Lead 3&4. Great route.
with Priers, Carl Davies
Piers Harley 18 Feb AltLd
with Mike Kennedy , Carl Davies
with Mike Kennedy , Carl Davies
Andy Hewison 21 Mar, 2019 AltLd
with Drew Connelly
with Drew Connelly
Rhys Deane 18 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with James
with James
JohnnyBoy59 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Dave lead the crux on pitch 2
with David McLean
Dave lead the crux on pitch 2
with David McLean
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
James Gordon ?Mar, 2018 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
stratandrew 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S I ran p1 and p2 then stevie ran 3 and 4. I did 5 then we did an extra to the very top. Long rap to tricky ground then a steep down climb. Great route.
I ran p1 and p2 then stevie ran 3 and 4. I did 5 then we did an extra to the very top. Long rap to tricky ground then a steep down climb. Great route.
elliptic 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Alistair B.
with Alistair B.
alastairbegley 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Ran the first two pitches together, ice was in good condition. Second pitch had some fairly cruddy ice before a good long third pitch to finish. http://mp-m.uk/Q50pO
Ran the first two pitches together, ice was in good condition. Second pitch had some fairly cruddy ice before a good long third pitch to finish. http://mp-m.uk/Q50pO
mark-abz 3 Mar, 2015 2nd
with Michael B, Matt S
with Michael B, Matt S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd
Geoff F 12 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
with pete123
with pete123
Tarquin 11 Mar, 2014 -
Sam Melville 11 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with CLetham
with CLetham
Hidden 11 Mar, 2014 AltLd
climber34neil 10 Mar, 2014 - With frank ( french meet) Paulo grobal and sonia
With frank ( french meet) Paulo grobal and sonia
jonnie3430 17 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
with mike
with mike
Mike Dudley 17 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S Good route. Done in 3 long pitches. Decent neve everywhere except (inconveniently) on the crux short corner on P2 (my lead). Some good water ice too. Descent by ab south onto the Terrace and solo/walk down into Coire Leis.
Good route. Done in 3 long pitches. Decent neve everywhere except (inconveniently) on the crux short corner on P2 (my lead). Some good water ice too. Descent by ab south onto the Terrace and solo/walk down into Coire Leis.
connor 12 Apr, 2013 AltLd 4 pitches of full on climbing, every pitch was worth it ! great route, interesting descent too! still just enough to go at on third pitch, any thinner and i would be spicy as !!!!
with willey
4 pitches of full on climbing, every pitch was worth it ! great route, interesting descent too! still just enough to go at on third pitch, any thinner and i would be spicy as !!!!
with willey
LJKing 8 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S Full on Ben experience, plenty of spindrift, awkward descent and testing climbing on pitches 2 and 3.
with Steve Melvin
Full on Ben experience, plenty of spindrift, awkward descent and testing climbing on pitches 2 and 3.
with Steve Melvin
Brucemacrosson 6 Apr, 2013 -
with Ruth Love
with Ruth Love
Hidden 1 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2013 AltLd
RobCC 30 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S The easy climb after the -2 epic. Superb dry tool exit out the first roof with brilliant ice beyond. Not sure when this one was put up but it rivals any of the goulottes I've done in the alps, good steep ice with sketch belay points, awesome line...
The easy climb after the -2 epic. Superb dry tool exit out the first roof with brilliant ice beyond. Not sure when this one was put up but it rivals any of the goulottes I've done in the alps, good steep ice with sketch belay points, awesome line...
Hidden 29 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 27 Mar, 2013 2nd
centurion05 26 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Good route, the exit out of the cave is awkward but safe.
with joeydurkin, dave g
Good route, the exit out of the cave is awkward but safe.
with joeydurkin, dave g
joeydurkin 26 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with centurion05, Dave Gleave
with centurion05, Dave Gleave
Hidden 17 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Andrew Sloan 17 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S A very stiff move out of the cave onto the ice pillar. IV,6 a more appropriate grade. A quality route in good condition.
with Steve Grove
A very stiff move out of the cave onto the ice pillar. IV,6 a more appropriate grade. A quality route in good condition.
with Steve Grove
Hidden 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd dnf
mjsmith1973 14 Mar, 2013 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
jaggy bunnet 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd great route, really enjoyed it
with frazzy4
great route, really enjoyed it
with frazzy4
DeanD 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham ?Mar, 2013 AltLd
with Ben Silvestre
with Ben Silvestre
luckyjim 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd an awkward icicle start to pitch 2 !
with D Helm
an awkward icicle start to pitch 2 !
with D Helm
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
lachlan 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
with Bjorn
Johann 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Scott Kirkhope
with Scott Kirkhope
Hidden 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2010 AltLd dnf
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 19 Dec, 2009 Lead dnf
farmus21 ?Dec, 2009 2nd dnf Thin, backed off....nice though
with Ben Allsford, Tom Ripley
Thin, backed off....nice though
with Ben Allsford, Tom Ripley
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Big Lee 1 Apr, 2006 AltLd dnf Route was totally out of condition. Ab'ed from the first belay.
with Will1
Route was totally out of condition. Ab'ed from the first belay.
with Will1
Hidden ??, 2006 -
phil64 ??, 2004 -
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
Hidden 9 Mar, 1997 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark 9 Mar, 1997 AltLd
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
Hidden 16 Feb, 1988 AltLd
Neil McA 14 Feb, 1988 AltLd O/S Climbed with 'elephant' on an exchange with the Polish climbers. The route was unconsolidated, tricky and view-less, not very good!
with Artur Hajzer
Climbed with 'elephant' on an exchange with the Polish climbers. The route was unconsolidated, tricky and view-less, not very good!
with Artur Hajzer
andyb211 ??, 1988 -
with Andy Moir, P. Jaimeson, Clients, George Rowley
with Andy Moir, P. Jaimeson, Clients, George Rowley
andyb211 ??, 1988 -
with Andy Moir, P. Jaimeson, Clients, George Rowley
with Andy Moir, P. Jaimeson, Clients, George Rowley
andyb211 ??, 1988 -
with Andy Moir, P. Jaimeson, Clients, George Rowley
with Andy Moir, P. Jaimeson, Clients, George Rowley
GaryK ?Feb, 1987 AltLd O/S
with 2BA
with 2BA
Guy ??, 1987 2nd
with Mal Duff
with Mal Duff
Lone Rider ?Feb, 1984 Solo Date approximate
Date approximate
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