masa-alpin 16/Apr/16 AltLd dnf

Baptiste lead P1, and I attempted the crux P2, on a pencil-thin pillar, but took a factor-2 fall as the screw was ripped off. Very luckily (almost) unscathed. Abed off.

Grimpzen 16/Apr/16 AltLd
guy757 ??/2016 -
Tom Livingstone 12/Feb/15 AltLd dnf

Led P1. Pete tried P2. Thin, not in.

Hidden 08/Feb/15 AltLd
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Alastair R 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome- well worth the many years wait!

with Al Walker
The Grist 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Helen harrison, Nick Allsop
radioshed 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S


with dave s
David Stevens 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

lean and amazing

Jules C 29/Mar/13 -

Great climbing all the way. Stunning! With Jez Such

Captain Solo 29/Mar/13 AltLd

One of the best climbs on the mountain. Crux was lean but hooked out so probably average for grade. The 2 pitches after crux were superb, steady climbing in a great setting. My first winter climb on the minus face and a brilliant one at that (it was the 29th by the way Gary!)

with Gary
GaryK 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

The best of the gully climbs on Ben Nevis. Excellent climbing in a stunning location. We even got some sunshine.

with Ewan Lyons
jshields 28/Mar/13 AltLd

Crux was in lean condition and hard, led in good order by Jeff. The rest of the route was pretty unrelenting. The full experience and probably the best climb I have done, well worth 4*.

GraMc 27/Mar/13 Lead rpt

ticking off dads bucket list of routes.

with kevin mcgrath
innes 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Ralph
tjmillen 16/Mar/13 AltLd
with Charlie
Poco Loco 16/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

Led P1. P2 proved to be too much, abbed down after recovering ice axe. Awesome looking route though!

with Alastair
alastairbegley 16/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

Crux was very thin, I fell near the top of the crux and didn't have it in me to lead it again so James went up and retrieved my axe before we retreated -

Charlie Zephyr Booth 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Lead
Uisdean hawthorn 10/Mar/13 -
tebs 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Amazing, up there with Orion as the best winter route I've done. Glad I packed the rope gun for the steep, hard and fairly thin crux pitch! An impressively calm and efficient lead from Chad on his "warm up pitch for the season"! Interest and quality in every single pitch with nice chewy ice all the way. Mega!

with Chad
John sealey 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Chad123 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Well it was 15 years of wanting to do this one and over a week of knowing it was in but not being able to do it due to work and lack of partners. Was it worth the wait? Hell yeah! Superb varied climbing with steep,technical bridging, plenty of ice pitches and atmospheric grooves at the top. Mega Classic, favourite route on the Ben especially with the obvious ne buttress finish. Climbing it with the legendary Bart was also a pleasure!

manxclare 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

great crux lead on lean ice by John, warm & watery in places, fantastic in others, finish up north east... 4 stars indeed...............

with jon22
Pete Graham ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with Ben Silvestre
Hidden 27/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Ross Barnes 24/Feb/13 AltLd

Great climb and great weather.

with James
Tubs 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Alan led the steepest pitch. Very good route in excellent condition. Crux took a (good) screw.

with Alan
davesykes 23/Feb/13 AltLd

Stiff crux with 1 good screw. Hard to start as sugar not ice on L wall although once bridged not so stiff on the arms. Poor belays. Beautiful day/sunset.

with Neil McAdie
Neil McA 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave Sykes
GPN 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day! Topped out at 8.30.

Adam Booth 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome route. Did this after queues on our intended objective, Orion Direct. This was way better, what a result! Thin ice on p2 and p3.

with Murdo
Shaw Brown 22/Feb/13 2nd

In great condition plus a late start gave a nice moonlight finish up NEB.

adie84 ??/2011 -
andyinglis 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great line and climbing. Surprisingly serious.

with neil adams
Neil Adams 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S


jameshiggins 13/Mar/10 AltLd


with Graham Briffett
GraMc 10/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

fantastic day out in the sunshine!!

with ron dempster
Hidden 09/Mar/10 AltLd
Smelly Fox 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Superb, despite the constant dowsing of ice and snow from folk on NE Buttress! Nice way to top out the Ben for the first time!

Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with tris fox, mark mosgrove
akhughes ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Bold, but best route I've done when working yet

Simon Yearsley ?/Mar/10 AltLd
MarkDavies36 ?/Mar/10 2nd
with Richard Bentley
Hidden 23/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
simon_D 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Very thin overall and especially for the feet on the side walls at the crux and at the second rock step (more like a 2nd crux with a wild overhang and committing move left). Tenuous and thin ice made for committing moves and small hooks, but easily the best gully line I have been on - Minus 2 next!

with Neil Silver
Hidden ??/2009 -
sgl 15/Apr/08 AltLd
with tony
centurion05 27/Mar/08 Lead dnf

Had to ab off as the guys above us were going to kill us. Repeatedly falling off onto one peg. Done the crux pitch and was annoying to have such an amazing route ruined.

with Dangerous Dave Murphy, chris thorne
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/88 AltLd
Bob ??/1986 AltLd O/S
with R. Graham
Gezzer ??/1984 AltLd
with Max Rock
Hidden ??/1983 Solo
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