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User Date Style Notes & Partners
LucaC 7 Apr AltLd O/S
with Matt
with Matt
Meekdj 14 Mar 2nd
Will Jerram 4 Mar 2nd O/S One of the classics. Mixed climb with soft snow this year with little ice to aid
with Jon Jerram, Mike Pescod
One of the classics. Mixed climb with soft snow this year with little ice to aid
with Jon Jerram, Mike Pescod
Finn Curry 11 Feb 2nd Unconsolidated rain crust, no useful neve. Still a brilliant day though with amazing views.
with Paul Warnock
Unconsolidated rain crust, no useful neve. Still a brilliant day though with amazing views.
with Paul Warnock
Ian Carey ?? -
Dan J ?? -
Hidden 20 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
andymcronald 19 Dec, 2018 2nd Lean, unhelpful snow. 40ft Corner very tricky.
Lean, unhelpful snow. 40ft Corner very tricky.
Teshil 10 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with aisyah
with aisyah
JendeHoxar 2 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 2 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Taps oan!
Taps oan!
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 AltLd
alexm198 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Second ridge of the day. Dropped from the summit into Coire Leis, ran round to the bottom of the gully leading to the first platform. Got the rope out, made a brew, had a bite to eat. Started up the gully just after 8am. Moved together all the way, led both Mantrap and 40ft Corner. The former is probably one move of tech 5, I'd have said. Reached the summit around 10am. 1h46 for the route.
Second ridge of the day. Dropped from the summit into Coire Leis, ran round to the bottom of the gully leading to the first platform. Got the rope out, made a brew, had a bite to eat. Started up the gully just after 8am. Moved together all the way, led both Mantrap and 40ft Corner. The former is probably one move of tech 5, I'd have said. Reached the summit around 10am. 1h46 for the route.
Matt Harle 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Simul climbed. 2/5 of all the ridges in a day.
Simul climbed. 2/5 of all the ridges in a day.
Tom Last 26 Mar, 2018 AltLd Amazing. Tom led the hard stuff, I was totally shagged out by this. Drove to Scotland from Cornwall the day before and drove back to Cornwall the day after - totally worth it.
Amazing. Tom led the hard stuff, I was totally shagged out by this. Drove to Scotland from Cornwall the day before and drove back to Cornwall the day after - totally worth it.
Tom Seccombe 26 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
olekemi 26 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt Simul-climbed up after Minus One Gully, by way of bypassing other parties and the main difficulties.
with jeremy
Simul-climbed up after Minus One Gully, by way of bypassing other parties and the main difficulties.
with jeremy
piken 24 Mar, 2018 -
mrbird 20 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Lamb
with Lamb
Hidden 20 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Lamb 20 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Simul from first platform, pitched some awkward right traverse before second platform, not convinced was on route, simul from there to mantrap. Accidently missed mantrap by stepping down, then pitched 40ft corner off of the worst belay I've had the pleasure of leading off of. Managed to howck out a couple nuts high in corner but wouldn't of fancied testing them. 40ft corner easy climbing but you absolutely cannot fall out of it, pretty serious.
with Davie Bird
Simul from first platform, pitched some awkward right traverse before second platform, not convinced was on route, simul from there to mantrap. Accidently missed mantrap by stepping down, then pitched 40ft corner off of the worst belay I've had the pleasure of leading off of. Managed to howck out a couple nuts high in corner but wouldn't of fancied testing them. 40ft corner easy climbing but you absolutely cannot fall out of it, pretty serious.
with Davie Bird
Hidden 20 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Connorh 20 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Climbed with sam, took a direct start and simul climbed mostly until the first platform. The man trap was tricky, but we didn't find the 40ft corner too hard, fairly bold. Done it in 8 hours, could have saved some time by traversing over further up in the corrie.
Climbed with sam, took a direct start and simul climbed mostly until the first platform. The man trap was tricky, but we didn't find the 40ft corner too hard, fairly bold. Done it in 8 hours, could have saved some time by traversing over further up in the corrie.
CMoore 19 Mar, 2018 Lead rpt Simul with Joe after Minus 1.
with joeflan
Simul with Joe after Minus 1.
with joeflan
Samuel Wainwright 18 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/neb.html
http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/neb.html
joeflan 18 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S did top section twice after topping out on minus 1 and 2 gullies
with CMoore
did top section twice after topping out on minus 1 and 2 gullies
with CMoore
CMoore 18 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S Simul climb with Joe after minus 2. Stupidly windy.
with joeflan
Simul climb with Joe after minus 2. Stupidly windy.
with joeflan
Hidden 11 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
lanky ?Mar, 2018 AltLd from top of minus two. luvley blue sky day
with Bubbles
from top of minus two. luvley blue sky day
with Bubbles
The_Boy_ODwyer 5 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Guy Arnold 5 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Dave Payne 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd Great climb. Fantastic weather. Icey on the day. Got to lead mantrap and 40ft corner. Very entertaining.
Great climb. Fantastic weather. Icey on the day. Got to lead mantrap and 40ft corner. Very entertaining.
metrorat 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Beautiful day to be out. Stunning views, great snow conditions. Lots of decent ice around, not sure if it would have been much good for screws (as we didn't bring any) but great climbing. Took some more direct and steeper mixed ground on the lower pitches up to the man trap. Just a fantastic climb, and the first of the Nevis ridges for me :)
with David Payne
Beautiful day to be out. Stunning views, great snow conditions. Lots of decent ice around, not sure if it would have been much good for screws (as we didn't bring any) but great climbing. Took some more direct and steeper mixed ground on the lower pitches up to the man trap. Just a fantastic climb, and the first of the Nevis ridges for me :)
with David Payne
Terra Incognita ??, 2018 -
clanger ??, 2018 -
wheelsucker ??, 2018 -
Busby 28 Dec, 2017 2nd O/S Would've been happy leading 95% of it, Mantrap was a good bit techier than it looks from below, 40ft corner seemed to have bugger all apart from an insitu Bulldog that I may have aided on.....
Would've been happy leading 95% of it, Mantrap was a good bit techier than it looks from below, 40ft corner seemed to have bugger all apart from an insitu Bulldog that I may have aided on.....
Ewanski 15 Apr, 2017 AltLd
with Stuart M
with Stuart M
Kevin Woods 29 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S 'Winter' is tenuous ATM! Snowfields, damp and misted in. Moved together until below the Mantrap.
with Tom Lawfield
'Winter' is tenuous ATM! Snowfields, damp and misted in. Moved together until below the Mantrap.
with Tom Lawfield
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Good conditions led to a quick 3 hour ascent. Mantrap was very dry and 40 ft corner was a bit bold with an in situ bulldog providing the only gear
Good conditions led to a quick 3 hour ascent. Mantrap was very dry and 40 ft corner was a bit bold with an in situ bulldog providing the only gear
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Jon Greening 24 Mar, 2017 AltLd Brilliant. Fairly icy, the forty foot corner had no gear, except an in situ hook. Sketchy soloing over the first platform, the rest was fine and fun. 4.5 hours from gearing up to top.
with Dan
Brilliant. Fairly icy, the forty foot corner had no gear, except an in situ hook. Sketchy soloing over the first platform, the rest was fine and fun. 4.5 hours from gearing up to top.
with Dan
Ken Christie 24 Mar, 2017 2nd
with GlennWatson, Ken Applegate
with GlennWatson, Ken Applegate
GlennWatson 24 Mar, 2017 -
with Ken Christie, Ken Applegate
with Ken Christie, Ken Applegate
Oliver Smaje 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd rpt
with Owain
with Owain
Hidden 18 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Small and weak 18 Mar, 2017 AltLd Ben lead the route until the 40 foot corner and then generously handed the lead to me. I handed it on to Chris after the corner.
Ben lead the route until the 40 foot corner and then generously handed the lead to me. I handed it on to Chris after the corner.
Whorlhill 18 Mar, 2017 AltLd
GRounce 11 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Tinley 6 Mar, 2017 2nd
K Mckay 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Classic mountaineering day! Not as sustained as I expected. Only the top section felt grade IV. Led in 7 pitches, mine included the mantrap. 11 hours car to car.
with Paul Gibbison
Classic mountaineering day! Not as sustained as I expected. Only the top section felt grade IV. Led in 7 pitches, mine included the mantrap. 11 hours car to car.
with Paul Gibbison
Tom.Priestley 1 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Awsome day out, tracks on some parts but they went the wrong way so it'll be chaos up there now, we followed what I think is the proper route. Mantrap was a laugh but so easily avoidable it's a bit silly really. Very little gear on the 40ft corner, couldn't see any pegs and all the cracks were iced, took a while.
Awsome day out, tracks on some parts but they went the wrong way so it'll be chaos up there now, we followed what I think is the proper route. Mantrap was a laugh but so easily avoidable it's a bit silly really. Very little gear on the 40ft corner, couldn't see any pegs and all the cracks were iced, took a while.
Rob.bonnet 28 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S Powder conditions, first plateform easily reached by left, After second plateform we stayed on Ridge with one hard section. Avoided mantrap, corner very nice on dry conditions. Definitely worth it especially on awesome weather and alone.
Powder conditions, first plateform easily reached by left, After second plateform we stayed on Ridge with one hard section. Avoided mantrap, corner very nice on dry conditions. Definitely worth it especially on awesome weather and alone.
johnrich 15 Feb, 2017 -
with Mike Pescod, quirky
with Mike Pescod, quirky
onlyfoddington 29 Jan, 2017 2nd dnf Snowed up rock, no ice. Started via Slingsby's chimney, quickly ended up off route and ended up escaping down what was probably minus two gulley.
with Dan A, Kayan
Snowed up rock, no ice. Started via Slingsby's chimney, quickly ended up off route and ended up escaping down what was probably minus two gulley.
with Dan A, Kayan
Kayan 29 Jan, 2017 Lead
Hidden 28 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Jan, 2017 -
harry_lewis 2 Jan, 2017 AltLd
with Connor Read
with Connor Read
CRead 2 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together most of the way stopping 4(?) times to pitch/swap leads. Huge, incredible day, smashed it in 4.5 hours!
Moved together most of the way stopping 4(?) times to pitch/swap leads. Huge, incredible day, smashed it in 4.5 hours!
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Rob N 30 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
SeánM 30 Apr, 2016 TR O/S
with Rob N
with Rob N
Mr Fuller 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Amazing route. Rocky scramble start then beautiful icy runnels, a snow field, a cruddy corner, more beautiful ice, a mixed ridge, then a bare mantrap and very tough 40 foot corner. Moved together on all but the mantrap and 40 foot corner. 10 hours car-to-car.
with Scott
Amazing route. Rocky scramble start then beautiful icy runnels, a snow field, a cruddy corner, more beautiful ice, a mixed ridge, then a bare mantrap and very tough 40 foot corner. Moved together on all but the mantrap and 40 foot corner. 10 hours car-to-car.
with Scott
Scott Anderson 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Great day with good snow conditions. Perfect neve. Good ice until the Mantrap which was bare, 40foot corner was very mixed.
with Matt
Great day with good snow conditions. Perfect neve. Good ice until the Mantrap which was bare, 40foot corner was very mixed.
with Matt
HaddRoots 20 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S simul soloed with jev, great route with the difficulties in summer nick but a fair amount of snow & ice elsewhere
with jev
simul soloed with jev, great route with the difficulties in summer nick but a fair amount of snow & ice elsewhere
with jev
jev 19 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2016 Lead
Andrew Holden 17 Mar, 2016 Lead
Just Will 17 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with murray
with murray
murray 17 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
climber34neil 7 Mar, 2016 - With Mark s and mark s
With Mark s and mark s
mark-abz 7 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Mark S & Neil B
with Mark S & Neil B
Liam Ingram 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt After Minus Two. Not so fun this time.
After Minus Two. Not so fun this time.
Richard Abel 6 Mar, 2016 -
allyrocke 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt After minus 2 - failed to reach the crest and ended up in no-mans land off to the left of the mantrap. Worked it out in the end.
After minus 2 - failed to reach the crest and ended up in no-mans land off to the left of the mantrap. Worked it out in the end.
calumhicks 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Soloed up to mantrap.
with Richard
Soloed up to mantrap.
with Richard
tedburt 3 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
with Aaron Burdett
buffalo606 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Shaw Brown 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd Nice to climb it daylight this time.
with Chris Comerie
Nice to climb it daylight this time.
with Chris Comerie
Hidden 26 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Nick Russell 13 Feb, 2016 AltLd A long route, but topped out with daylight left. Inadvertently bypassed the mantrap on the right. Steve led the 40ft corner.
with SJS
A long route, but topped out with daylight left. Inadvertently bypassed the mantrap on the right. Steve led the 40ft corner.
with SJS
Hidden 11 Feb, 2016 AltLd
BPaske 11 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Stefan_Morris 10 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rhys M, Jack Doyle
with Rhys M, Jack Doyle
Hidden 10 Feb, 2016 -
Hidden 10 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd rpt
Ssebo ?Feb, 2016 AltLd With ross and Alex B
With ross and Alex B
Robertgiddy 16 Jan, 2016 Lead Had a bit of an epic on this, negotiating the mantrap in the dark. Thanks to the pair we teamed up with.
Had a bit of an epic on this, negotiating the mantrap in the dark. Thanks to the pair we teamed up with.
Hidden 16 Jan, 2016 2nd
Steven Carter ??, 2016 -
Mike Roger ??, 2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mrteale 31 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S Lean conditions but got better higher up. First proper winter outing, keen to do the climb again with more experience.
Lean conditions but got better higher up. First proper winter outing, keen to do the climb again with more experience.
DanOsb 31 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S First real route on the Ben. Thin on ice so we were a bit slow. Topped out just before dark and walked off in a dark blizzard. Great day.
with mrteale
First real route on the Ben. Thin on ice so we were a bit slow. Topped out just before dark and walked off in a dark blizzard. Great day.
with mrteale
kbow265 ?Dec, 2015 - headtorches on for the 40 foot corner.
headtorches on for the 40 foot corner.
Little AndyH 21 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 21 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S Great start to the season! Route was in top nick with the 40ft corner fully rimmed and iced. Climbed in 5hrs from the base, really happy with our speed.
with Rob Reglinski, Little AndyH
Great start to the season! Route was in top nick with the 40ft corner fully rimmed and iced. Climbed in 5hrs from the base, really happy with our speed.
with Rob Reglinski, Little AndyH
Hidden ?Nov, 2015 AltLd
JWrighty ?May, 2015 AltLd
1202alarm 5 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S An awesome day out, done after Indicator Wall.
with Jamie Evans
An awesome day out, done after Indicator Wall.
with Jamie Evans
Colin Dyer 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd Moved together from first platform to the mantrap. Spectacular mountaineering route. The mantrap is cheeky.
with Swampi
Moved together from first platform to the mantrap. Spectacular mountaineering route. The mantrap is cheeky.
with Swampi
Ste Ridd 2 Apr, 2015 AltLd Sunshine alpine day with just enough ice in the right places. Great mountaineering route.
with manmike
Sunshine alpine day with just enough ice in the right places. Great mountaineering route.
with manmike
manmike 2 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Sunshine all the way. Ice found where it mattered and the rest mainly cruddy snow. Great route.
Sunshine all the way. Ice found where it mattered and the rest mainly cruddy snow. Great route.
Hugh Macgregor 25 Mar, 2015 -
with Henry O'Brien, MarcusP
with Henry O'Brien, MarcusP
MarcusP 25 Mar, 2015 -
with Hugh, Henry
with Hugh, Henry
Elsier 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Amazing day, quite lean in the lower half which slowed us down a little. I lead the mantrap and Carol got the 40foot corner
Amazing day, quite lean in the lower half which slowed us down a little. I lead the mantrap and Carol got the 40foot corner
Carol Goodall 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd Fab route on a clear and windless day. Slushy at the start followed by surprise tricky pitches of mixed rock and ice up to second platform, lean conditions perhaps? Elsie led the tricky steps and mantrap and I led the 40ft corner.
with Elsier
Fab route on a clear and windless day. Slushy at the start followed by surprise tricky pitches of mixed rock and ice up to second platform, lean conditions perhaps? Elsie led the tricky steps and mantrap and I led the 40ft corner.
with Elsier
alex toomey 15 Mar, 2015 Lead
HarryNewmark 15 Mar, 2015 -
with Alex Toomey
with Alex Toomey
Mark Stevenson 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Mark Riley
with Mark Riley
Hidden ?Mar, 2015 -
SUColdo 6 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
with Andy McNaughton
davkeo 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
MonkeyDawson 17 Jan, 2015 - Accessed via Slingsbys Chimney (harrowing powder wallow). Mantrap was nails - went round in the end.
with Ali Rose
Accessed via Slingsbys Chimney (harrowing powder wallow). Mantrap was nails - went round in the end.
with Ali Rose
Hidden 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S From Slingsby's Chimney. A bit thin on ice, so slow. Topped out at dark. 3hrs return to North Face car park.
From Slingsby's Chimney. A bit thin on ice, so slow. Topped out at dark. 3hrs return to North Face car park.
arose 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd Great nick. Gear hard to find.
Great nick. Gear hard to find.
Malcolm Bass ??, 2015 -
elliptic 18 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Stewart
with Stewart
Adamski1986 18 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Peter Forbes
with Peter Forbes
cpforbes 18 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Dizz 31 Mar, 2014 2nd Mainly moving together.
with rob p
Mainly moving together.
with rob p
adie84 29 Mar, 2014 -
freudy_love 28 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Squirrel
with Squirrel
Liam Ingram 26 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Moved together except for a short step above the 2nd platform, the man trap and 40 ft corner. Great day!
Moved together except for a short step above the 2nd platform, the man trap and 40 ft corner. Great day!
The Big Sender 26 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S moved together except for the obvious crux's. mantrap was dry and as a result pretty straight forward.
moved together except for the obvious crux's. mantrap was dry and as a result pretty straight forward.
alexmcmillan 26 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Brilliant day. First winter leads on the 40-ft corner and upwards!
Brilliant day. First winter leads on the 40-ft corner and upwards!
Harry Holmes 26 Mar, 2014 Solo O/S
allyrocke 26 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Alex MacMillan
with Alex MacMillan
Hidden 11 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Sam Melville 10 Mar, 2014 Lead
with CLetham
with CLetham
climber34neil 10 Mar, 2014 - With frank (french meet)
With frank (french meet)
Hidden 10 Mar, 2014 2nd
joese7en 28 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
stuart34 18 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
with dave glad-a-saurous-rex
with dave glad-a-saurous-rex
karlc 18 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2014 Lead
Si ?Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Rhys
with Rhys
masa-alpin 28 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S In condition, though probably harder than the standard - rocks were heavily rimed, the gear was sparse (having only 1 stubby screw didn't help...) and lots of digging needed, and the neve and ice were mostly not quite as good as ideal. Weather was like 4-seasons - from sunshine in the morning to spindrift whiteout in the late afternoon. It took 8 hours. Alt-Leads with Helen; The pair of Rob and Steve was climbing behind or sometimes before us (Steve's first proper Scottish winter climb completed). Setting off somewhere below the initial slow slope, Helen lead P1 (60m; ice&snow; up to the slow slope), P3 (50m; snow), P5 (70m; snow), P7 (50m; snow), Masa did P2 (90m; snow), P4 (70m; mixed, snow and ice), P6 (100m; all; passing Tough-Brown Variant(?) and 40ft-corner while moving together). The guidebook length is 300 metres, though...
with Helen R, Steve T, robgixer
In condition, though probably harder than the standard - rocks were heavily rimed, the gear was sparse (having only 1 stubby screw didn't help...) and lots of digging needed, and the neve and ice were mostly not quite as good as ideal. Weather was like 4-seasons - from sunshine in the morning to spindrift whiteout in the late afternoon. It took 8 hours. Alt-Leads with Helen; The pair of Rob and Steve was climbing behind or sometimes before us (Steve's first proper Scottish winter climb completed). Setting off somewhere below the initial slow slope, Helen lead P1 (60m; ice&snow; up to the slow slope), P3 (50m; snow), P5 (70m; snow), P7 (50m; snow), Masa did P2 (90m; snow), P4 (70m; mixed, snow and ice), P6 (100m; all; passing Tough-Brown Variant(?) and 40ft-corner while moving together). The guidebook length is 300 metres, though...
with Helen R, Steve T, robgixer
robgixer 28 Jan, 2014 AltLd Conditions made fitting the route to the guide description hard, so not totally sure if we were on the easiest line always. Steady climbing, bad for gear.
Conditions made fitting the route to the guide description hard, so not totally sure if we were on the easiest line always. Steady climbing, bad for gear.
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Tim Sparrow ??, 2014 - Heavy snow. What mantrap?
with nniff
Heavy snow. What mantrap?
with nniff
yesbutnobutyesbut ??, 2014 -
nniff ??, 2014 -
saintlade ??, 2014 -
Samol97 19 Aug, 2013 Solo
Hidden 30 Apr, 2013 AltLd
Wee Davie 12 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S In great nick. Mantrap was as hard as expected but went clean (with a struggle)! 40 ft corner was bold- no gear. Great route. Moved together for 90% of it. Just short of 5 hrs including Slingsby's to start. Involved in rescue on Summit afterwards.
with Dan Johnson
In great nick. Mantrap was as hard as expected but went clean (with a struggle)! 40 ft corner was bold- no gear. Great route. Moved together for 90% of it. Just short of 5 hrs including Slingsby's to start. Involved in rescue on Summit afterwards.
with Dan Johnson
Graeme Barr 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
Hoyes 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S Traverse across and up to the first platform felt very exposed. Roped up half way across and led blocks of two pitches each, which worked well once we got into a rhythm. Bypassed a bone dry Mantrap by climbing a gully on the right. Rach led the bold 40 foot corner, which was thinly iced.
with Alex S, Batt
Traverse across and up to the first platform felt very exposed. Roped up half way across and led blocks of two pitches each, which worked well once we got into a rhythm. Bypassed a bone dry Mantrap by climbing a gully on the right. Rach led the bold 40 foot corner, which was thinly iced.
with Alex S, Batt
Batt 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd Awesome! Went round the mantrap since bare rock, not in keeping with the route. I got the 40ft corner. Took it fairly leisurely, topped out at 6pm, glorious sunset on descent. Down No 4 gully.
with Al Shipp, Hoyes
Awesome! Went round the mantrap since bare rock, not in keeping with the route. I got the 40ft corner. Took it fairly leisurely, topped out at 6pm, glorious sunset on descent. Down No 4 gully.
with Al Shipp, Hoyes
David Stevens 30 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S after minus 1
after minus 1
radioshed 30 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S post -1
post -1
Hidden 29 Mar, 2013 AltLd dog
Hardonicus 29 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Awesome route. Did Slingsby's Chimney start. Lead Mantrap (dry), Alex lead 40 ft corner, well iced.
with Alex Thompson
Awesome route. Did Slingsby's Chimney start. Lead Mantrap (dry), Alex lead 40 ft corner, well iced.
with Alex Thompson
niallk 13 Mar, 2013 AltLd rpt Top half, after Minus Two. Lots of styrofoam.
Top half, after Minus Two. Lots of styrofoam.
Hidden 12 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Dougbart 12 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with Iain
with Iain
Hidden 10 Mar, 2013 -
DeanD 6 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis 4 Mar, 2013 AltLd Missed out top pitches, finished up Route Major?
with Will Veitch
Missed out top pitches, finished up Route Major?
with Will Veitch
ruaridhmac 3 Mar, 2013 2nd
with arose
with arose
arose 3 Mar, 2013 Lead Great. Snow and ice falling down all over the place. very warm. 40ft corner proved challenging with insecure placements and poor gear
Great. Snow and ice falling down all over the place. very warm. 40ft corner proved challenging with insecure placements and poor gear
RKernan 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Amazing conditions, great nevee. Mantrap (go up the left) and 40 foot corner reasonably straightforward. 40 ft corner was only 20ft (lots of snow) and buried under so much rime you could get screws in! 2.5 hrs from first platform to summit. Slingsby's not in, we went up the back.
Amazing conditions, great nevee. Mantrap (go up the left) and 40 foot corner reasonably straightforward. 40 ft corner was only 20ft (lots of snow) and buried under so much rime you could get screws in! 2.5 hrs from first platform to summit. Slingsby's not in, we went up the back.
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
JohnnyBoy59 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Missed man trap due to poor conditions? With Neil
Missed man trap due to poor conditions? With Neil
Chad123 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd rpt Finished up this after minus 1, great link up, Bart did the mantrap after a fashion (top tip, don't heel hook your axe leash!) and styled up the 60ft corner. lovely positions......great day out.....
with tebs
Finished up this after minus 1, great link up, Bart did the mantrap after a fashion (top tip, don't heel hook your axe leash!) and styled up the 60ft corner. lovely positions......great day out.....
with tebs
alastairbegley 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S After minus 2 gully. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/gully-north-east-buttress
After minus 2 gully. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/gully-north-east-buttress
DeanD 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Ben Sharp 27 Feb, 2013 AltLd
stratandrew 25 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S 8 pitches. Alternate leads all the way. Jim did TB variant at the mantrap and led the 40 ft corner. Blue sky day.
with Jim Symon
8 pitches. Alternate leads all the way. Jim did TB variant at the mantrap and led the 40 ft corner. Blue sky day.
with Jim Symon
simondunf 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S a lot of moving together some interesting pitches, blue sky, fantastic day
with caspar
a lot of moving together some interesting pitches, blue sky, fantastic day
with caspar
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Adam Booth 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Climbed the second half after minus one on 22/2/13, down-climbed the first half after minus two on 23/2/13 - I guess that kind of counts as an ascent?!
with Murdo
Climbed the second half after minus one on 22/2/13, down-climbed the first half after minus two on 23/2/13 - I guess that kind of counts as an ascent?!
with Murdo
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
LJKing 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Perfect weather. 4 and half hours with a harder deviation onto Route Major. I led a well iced up mantrap with no protection. Fantastic route, great day!
with Piers Harley
Perfect weather. 4 and half hours with a harder deviation onto Route Major. I led a well iced up mantrap with no protection. Fantastic route, great day!
with Piers Harley
Piers Harley 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Laurence King
with Laurence King
Ralfy 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S I led hard pitch pre-mousetrap (we avoided MT to the right) and I led 40 ft corner. Poor snow conditons and little ice on corner.
with Paul Cubbins
I led hard pitch pre-mousetrap (we avoided MT to the right) and I led 40 ft corner. Poor snow conditons and little ice on corner.
with Paul Cubbins
The Bad Cough 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Tough conditions with lots of fresh unconsolidated snow on route and windy day.
with Ralfy
Tough conditions with lots of fresh unconsolidated snow on route and windy day.
with Ralfy
Hidden 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd
guyscott 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd Blustery conditions and some cruddy snow made this a challenging ascent. Would be good to climb again now we have a better idea of the correct route and key features.
with Klas
Blustery conditions and some cruddy snow made this a challenging ascent. Would be good to climb again now we have a better idea of the correct route and key features.
with Klas
Hidden 16 Jan, 2013 AltLd dnf
Piers Harley 12 Jan, 2013 AltLd β
with Jeremy Windsor
with Jeremy Windsor
John Kettle 7 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S soloed to Mantrap, then 2 pitches to top. heavy thaw conditions.
soloed to Mantrap, then 2 pitches to top. heavy thaw conditions.
Chris Reid ??, 2013 -
cox ??, 2013 Lead
with trev
with trev
Harry Kingston 18 Dec, 2012 Lead dnf
Ragingpossum 18 Dec, 2012 AltLd dnf Higher on the route the snow was unconsolidated and not very frozen and subsequently couldn't take an axe which made for very sketchy climbing. We down climbed the snowfield and then abbed off. Amazing weather all morning.
with R_W_M, harry kingston
Higher on the route the snow was unconsolidated and not very frozen and subsequently couldn't take an axe which made for very sketchy climbing. We down climbed the snowfield and then abbed off. Amazing weather all morning.
with R_W_M, harry kingston
R_W_M 18 Dec, 2012 AltLd dnf Got Spanked
with Ragingpossum, Harry
Got Spanked
with Ragingpossum, Harry
gripped01 15 Dec, 2012 Lead Conditions slow, no neve or ice.
Conditions slow, no neve or ice.
Hidden 15 Dec, 2012 Lead
mikehenesy 15 Dec, 2012 2nd O/S
with Percy
with Percy
olekemi 15 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S Less than ideal conditions. Climbable, but lots of digging for both progress and gear. Precarious rime. Lead the Mantrap in fading light, whereas Mark battled up the 40ft Corner in a dark lead. All in all, a great, long day was had.
with Mark G
Less than ideal conditions. Climbable, but lots of digging for both progress and gear. Precarious rime. Lead the Mantrap in fading light, whereas Mark battled up the 40ft Corner in a dark lead. All in all, a great, long day was had.
with Mark G
Erobinson3 15 Dec, 2012 2nd
with Andy Brown
with Andy Brown
Hidden 2 Dec, 2012 2nd
Hidden 28 Nov, 2012 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 28 Nov, 2012 AltLd
Peter Sowerby 24 Nov, 2012 2nd dog 18 hour day on Ben Nevis including walk in & out. Man Trap & 40ft Corner very hard for me however Martin Smith did a great job leading
with Martin Broadhurst, Martin Smith
18 hour day on Ben Nevis including walk in & out. Man Trap & 40ft Corner very hard for me however Martin Smith did a great job leading
with Martin Broadhurst, Martin Smith
Charlie Zephyr Booth 24 Nov, 2012 AltLd O/S a long slog in sugary deep snow, got lost but found our way to mantrap (we think) a awsome day!
with tim millen
a long slog in sugary deep snow, got lost but found our way to mantrap (we think) a awsome day!
with tim millen
tom.e 11 Nov, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia, malx, DannyC
with Ferdia, malx, DannyC
ferdia 11 Nov, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Danny Carden, Tom Everett, malx
with Danny Carden, Tom Everett, malx
010paw 21 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S An absolute Epic day and a truly fantastic route. Quite hard going and every pitch had something interesting in it. No neve or good ice entire route soft powder. Great fun and massive respect to Andy for leading Mantrap and 40ft corner both very very well!! 13 hours altogether and 9 of then climbing! Recommend it to anyone who wants a great day out.
An absolute Epic day and a truly fantastic route. Quite hard going and every pitch had something interesting in it. No neve or good ice entire route soft powder. Great fun and massive respect to Andy for leading Mantrap and 40ft corner both very very well!! 13 hours altogether and 9 of then climbing! Recommend it to anyone who wants a great day out.
Hidden 21 Apr, 2012 AltLd
Simonfarfaraway 4 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Really good fun, 4 hours on route, but long day with walk in/out. Mantrap was tough (but fun), but very well protected. Ace...........
with Huw
Really good fun, 4 hours on route, but long day with walk in/out. Mantrap was tough (but fun), but very well protected. Ace...........
with Huw
Goose4 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Mental day, mantrap was a beast! Definitely would have benefitted with more ice/snow! 15 hour round trip, topped out 21.15! Damn good team effort!
Mental day, mantrap was a beast! Definitely would have benefitted with more ice/snow! 15 hour round trip, topped out 21.15! Damn good team effort!
jonnyboy 18 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ben Wolstenholme
with Ben Wolstenholme
al jackson ?Feb, 2012 AltLd
lawrenceK 30 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Dave Hill ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
jaggy bunnet ??, 2012 AltLd
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
Tdavy01 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd dnf Heavy rockfalls, backed off
Heavy rockfalls, backed off
mt_clayton 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd Very long day. 17hrs round trip. Much more technical than expected. Great tick though.
with Jon Lawton
Very long day. 17hrs round trip. Much more technical than expected. Great tick though.
with Jon Lawton
Chris L Hill 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S A long route! Definitely more than 300m as in Scottish Winter Climbs. But very very good, really enjoyed it.
with Simon Pearce
A long route! Definitely more than 300m as in Scottish Winter Climbs. But very very good, really enjoyed it.
with Simon Pearce
liamo333 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with colenn
with colenn
colenn 18 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Karlos 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Enough snow on all of the ledges, although the man trap was bone dry, and the 40ft corner ran out of ice just before the top, so was a little scratchy. Shame we never really had any views due to the thick clag.
Enough snow on all of the ledges, although the man trap was bone dry, and the 40ft corner ran out of ice just before the top, so was a little scratchy. Shame we never really had any views due to the thick clag.
John Workman 5 Mar, 2011 Lead Very good nick overall, 'though the mantrap was 'dry' and the 40 ft corner was thin.
with Apprentice
Very good nick overall, 'though the mantrap was 'dry' and the 40 ft corner was thin.
with Apprentice
paul79 5 Mar, 2011 -
Hidden 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 3 Mar, 2011 -
with Jon Sanders
with Jon Sanders
Adi Hooper 3 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with Roger Ward
with Roger Ward
Pete23 ?Mar, 2011 2nd
Hidden 27 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
Moonstone Hippy 27 Feb, 2011 AltLd dnf Only did to First Platform area - soft snow on thin ice and bare rock above platform - plus very bad wind blown snow, like sand blasting!
with Robin
Only did to First Platform area - soft snow on thin ice and bare rock above platform - plus very bad wind blown snow, like sand blasting!
with Robin
spoony84 23 Feb, 2011 -
with ano
with ano
Hidden 22 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
goatee 14 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S A bit of an epic with everything blanketed in fresh powder. Seven pm on the summit.
with Niall Currid
A bit of an epic with everything blanketed in fresh powder. Seven pm on the summit.
with Niall Currid
rylett 12 Feb, 2011 2nd First summit of Ben Nevis, walked off in dark as stuck behind two slow teams all day
with Paul Knowles
First summit of Ben Nevis, walked off in dark as stuck behind two slow teams all day
with Paul Knowles
robinsi197 12 Feb, 2011 Lead Fell off the Mantrap twice, then went round it.
with John Flitcroft
Fell off the Mantrap twice, then went round it.
with John Flitcroft
Spongebob 10 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
Ben Sharp 10 Feb, 2011 2nd
with Tilo
with Tilo
Drew M ?Feb, 2011 AltLd
with Ed F
with Ed F
jacobfinn 30 Jan, 2011 2nd dog Huge mountain route, took 13 hours hut to hut. Loads of traversing steep snow slopes, with all of the hard bits high up. Mantrap was a struggle, 40ft corner lovely climbing. Long walk-off back to CIC hut.
with John Jackson Falkirk Council, jjax
Huge mountain route, took 13 hours hut to hut. Loads of traversing steep snow slopes, with all of the hard bits high up. Mantrap was a struggle, 40ft corner lovely climbing. Long walk-off back to CIC hut.
with John Jackson Falkirk Council, jjax
jjax 30 Jan, 2011 2nd dog A long long day out. Failed on The man trap, was so knackered by that point had no strength to pull on the axes and they kept popping out on me.. boo.
with john (falkirk), jacobfinn
A long long day out. Failed on The man trap, was so knackered by that point had no strength to pull on the axes and they kept popping out on me.. boo.
with john (falkirk), jacobfinn
spoony84 26 Jan, 2011 AltLd
KeithW 22 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Good snow conditions, fine calm weather, still took a while though. Had to tackle the 40ft Corner by headtorch.
with Clive Greenwood
Good snow conditions, fine calm weather, still took a while though. Had to tackle the 40ft Corner by headtorch.
with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood 22 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Fantastic, sustained and interesting mixed climbing.
with KeithW
Fantastic, sustained and interesting mixed climbing.
with KeithW
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with alma, phil
with alma, phil
Lone Rider ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
alkira ??, 2011 -
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 AltLd
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with phil
with phil
Timo Austino ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with tony m
with tony m
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with niall
with niall
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
David Sherratt ??, 2011 -
Steve Woollard 31 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with Kenny
with Kenny
Lester 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with Yannick de Bievre
with Yannick de Bievre
ollyroberts 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Harry
with Harry
MonkeyDawson 19 Dec, 2010 Lead Took quite a while climbing as a 3. Simulclimbed most of it until just below the mantrap. Finished up the gearless 40ft corner in the dark. Fortunately a beautiful full moon.
with Simon Smith, Bob Foster
Took quite a while climbing as a 3. Simulclimbed most of it until just below the mantrap. Finished up the gearless 40ft corner in the dark. Fortunately a beautiful full moon.
with Simon Smith, Bob Foster
joeydurkin 15 Dec, 2010 AltLd Top route and a top day.
with Patch
Top route and a top day.
with Patch
Hidden 14 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 12 Dec, 2010 -
Hidden 12 Dec, 2010 AltLd
simon_D 11 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with Alex
with Alex
JGW ?Dec, 2010 2nd
with Matt Tilley
with Matt Tilley
rockstott 28 Nov, 2010 AltLd
GraMc 21 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S
j_nelson 20 Nov, 2010 2nd
with shugsan
with shugsan
shugsan 20 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Long day, quite hard nick I think.
Long day, quite hard nick I think.
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd
oliverk 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd A big day
A big day
R0bbie 7 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Ended up losing the route but found some nice ice to climb on the way to the top.
with Taba
Ended up losing the route but found some nice ice to climb on the way to the top.
with Taba
KeithAlexander 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd β Did it last summer, really glad to have done it this winter too. Moved together until a couple pitches below the mantrap. We cut too high up from the starting traverse along the snow ledge, and missed the first, and maybe the second platform. Alex led mantrap, I led the 40ft corner (got a 10cm screw, and a really good nut in at the bottom). Perfect climbing conditions, but not much visibility.
Did it last summer, really glad to have done it this winter too. Moved together until a couple pitches below the mantrap. We cut too high up from the starting traverse along the snow ledge, and missed the first, and maybe the second platform. Alex led mantrap, I led the 40ft corner (got a 10cm screw, and a really good nut in at the bottom). Perfect climbing conditions, but not much visibility.
Alexandre Buisse 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Some trouble finding the start, especially as we came from the (awful) CMD Arête/Glen Nevis approach. The buttress was in perfect nick, I led the mantrap and Keith got the 40ft corner, most of the rest simulclimbed. Awesome route, though it did feel a lot easier than Tower Ridge two months ago.
Some trouble finding the start, especially as we came from the (awful) CMD Arête/Glen Nevis approach. The buttress was in perfect nick, I led the mantrap and Keith got the 40ft corner, most of the rest simulclimbed. Awesome route, though it did feel a lot easier than Tower Ridge two months ago.
isi_o 2 Apr, 2010 AltLd Pete lead all the hard bits, I lead some of the easier stuff in between. Top day out in fantastic conditions and weather - long though!
with Pete
Pete lead all the hard bits, I lead some of the easier stuff in between. Top day out in fantastic conditions and weather - long though!
with Pete
kenneM ?Apr, 2010 AltLd
with Davey Luke
with Davey Luke
Hidden 25 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
glenngordon 18 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
wence 12 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Highly enjoyable, but a long day
with tomdude
Highly enjoyable, but a long day
with tomdude
tomdude 12 Mar, 2010 AltLd sweet. recommend slingsby chimney start!
with lawrence
sweet. recommend slingsby chimney start!
with lawrence
robertmichaellovell 12 Mar, 2010 AltLd after minus 2
with Dave
after minus 2
with Dave
Hidden 9 Mar, 2010 AltLd
Mountain Llama 8 Mar, 2010 AltLd After a slight issue of map reading at the start (supposed to be heading for tower ridge!) we found the route to be superb. Top'd out at 14.30hrs.
with Paul S
After a slight issue of map reading at the start (supposed to be heading for tower ridge!) we found the route to be superb. Top'd out at 14.30hrs.
with Paul S
jameshiggins 7 Mar, 2010 Solo A long standing ambition fulfilled.
A long standing ambition fulfilled.
jamesh 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Jim Unwin
with Jim Unwin
sadams 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
with Eric Hildrew
rob1 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Andrea Sales
with Andrea Sales
Hidden 3 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 3 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with 8848
with 8848
t p hubbard ?Mar, 2010 -
MarkDavies36 ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Richard Bentley
with Richard Bentley
Hidden 20 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S
Big Lee 19 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S The best weather I've ever experienced on Ben Nevis. Clear, blue skies, no wind. Led the Man trap - solid hooks, seconded 40ft corner which felt easy with plenty of neve. On top by 2.30pm
The best weather I've ever experienced on Ben Nevis. Clear, blue skies, no wind. Led the Man trap - solid hooks, seconded 40ft corner which felt easy with plenty of neve. On top by 2.30pm
Hidden 16 Feb, 2010 AltLd
chapmand 15 Feb, 2010 AltLd
with Scott Webster
with Scott Webster
Hidden 14 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
david morse 14 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Do not reccommend the Slingsby Chimney start. 40ft corner is tough when fully iced. An excellent full value day out!
with chris todd
Do not reccommend the Slingsby Chimney start. 40ft corner is tough when fully iced. An excellent full value day out!
with chris todd
Ewan Russell 13 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Tom lead the majority of the difficult.
with Tom Nichols
Tom lead the majority of the difficult.
with Tom Nichols
sebrider 6 Feb, 2010 AltLd Awesome! No gear found on the 40ft corner!
Awesome! No gear found on the 40ft corner!
Chris wilson 6 Feb, 2010 AltLd Classic route in great nick. We used the exposed traverse on the right around the mantrap. We finished the 40ft corner (no gear!) just before it got dark.
Classic route in great nick. We used the exposed traverse on the right around the mantrap. We finished the 40ft corner (no gear!) just before it got dark.
niallk 6 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Covered in hoar and snow varying from powder to neve. Spent a while scraping the hoar off the mantrap to no avail so dodged round to the right. Lead the 40ft corner, didn't find any of the pegs I've since learned are there and seemed pretty nippy for 4 in these conditions. Great route.
with Drew Connelly
Covered in hoar and snow varying from powder to neve. Spent a while scraping the hoar off the mantrap to no avail so dodged round to the right. Lead the 40ft corner, didn't find any of the pegs I've since learned are there and seemed pretty nippy for 4 in these conditions. Great route.
with Drew Connelly
Hidden ?Feb, 2010 AltLd
jonnie3430 23 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Lukas
with Lukas
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
centurion05 ??, 2010 -
Jasonic ??, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
Ken Applegate 12 Dec, 2009 AltLd Moved together on a lot of it. Snow was of mixed quality, some reasonable ice, and a lot of unconsolidated powder. Great route, and a great first route of the season!
with Alex Wheldon
Moved together on a lot of it. Snow was of mixed quality, some reasonable ice, and a lot of unconsolidated powder. Great route, and a great first route of the season!
with Alex Wheldon
ed woods 12 Dec, 2009 AltLd
with Adam, Aiden & James
with Adam, Aiden & James
Hidden 8 Nov, 2009 2nd
James Gordon ?Nov, 2009 -
SWalls 13 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Alex Moran, Mike Coppock
with Alex Moran, Mike Coppock
Hidden 8 Apr, 2009 AltLd
steev 5 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
andybuckley 5 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S I led the Mantrap this time. Snow and ice a bit crappy until the 40 ft corner, but an excellent use of a day when all the forecasts predicted doom and thaw!
with Steve Crawford
I led the Mantrap this time. Snow and ice a bit crappy until the 40 ft corner, but an excellent use of a day when all the forecasts predicted doom and thaw!
with Steve Crawford
Hidden 3 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2009 AltLd
wheelsucker 2 Apr, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 2 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
butteredfrog 28 Mar, 2009 -
ruaidh 24 Mar, 2009 2nd Guided. Awesome. This is my recollection... p1: broken chimney p2: continue up broken ledges to snowy platform p3: traverse left, then straight up short couloir with blocks in the middle, exit left to hanging stance p4: traverse back up and right across a snowfield to rejoin the ridge. (was there a pitch here?) move right under a head wall into a little scoop. belay. p5: move round right into a rock corner to make two steps-up p6: move left and up again on the ridge (I think) to the mantrap. p7: Aid up and over the mantrap p8: move round right into the snowy corner and climb to the top (exit slightly right) p9: long snow pitch to the short ice hump at the summit. Get the head down and make (carefully) for the bivi hut with aid of compass and sound map reading skills.
with Jon Jones & Stephen
Guided. Awesome. This is my recollection... p1: broken chimney p2: continue up broken ledges to snowy platform p3: traverse left, then straight up short couloir with blocks in the middle, exit left to hanging stance p4: traverse back up and right across a snowfield to rejoin the ridge. (was there a pitch here?) move right under a head wall into a little scoop. belay. p5: move round right into a rock corner to make two steps-up p6: move left and up again on the ridge (I think) to the mantrap. p7: Aid up and over the mantrap p8: move round right into the snowy corner and climb to the top (exit slightly right) p9: long snow pitch to the short ice hump at the summit. Get the head down and make (carefully) for the bivi hut with aid of compass and sound map reading skills.
with Jon Jones & Stephen
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 2nd
Chad123 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Not the best weather, but route in great nick, with helpful ice, dry mantrap and bare rock low down...2.5 hours...(was supposed to be Centurion :-( )
with Kiwi Steve and Humble
Not the best weather, but route in great nick, with helpful ice, dry mantrap and bare rock low down...2.5 hours...(was supposed to be Centurion :-( )
with Kiwi Steve and Humble
Hidden 20 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
Ross McGibbon ??, 2009 -
windy100 ??, 2009 -
Hidden 22 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Apr, 2008 AltLd
five 19 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with JT
with JT
Dave Thompson 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Mike Allison
with Mike Allison
Sam W 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with ebdon
with ebdon
Hidden 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave 22 Mar, 2008 - Led 40ft corner
with Douglas and Alex
Led 40ft corner
with Douglas and Alex
Pete Graham 18 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Mr Powly 18 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with ontour
with ontour
HimTiggins 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Sam
with Sam
Hidden 15 Mar, 2008 -
Piglet69 4 Mar, 2008 2nd
with alifin
with alifin
alifin 4 Mar, 2008 2nd
with Chris (Abacus) + Aidan Roe
with Chris (Abacus) + Aidan Roe
Hannah Evans 15 Feb, 2008 2nd
with Max Hunter
with Max Hunter
mike.moss ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Andy Buckley
with Andy Buckley
innes ??, 2008 AltLd
with Max, team fat belly
with Max, team fat belly
CurlyStevo ??, 2008 AltLd good climb but not in same league as tower ridge IMO. Climbed in just over 5 hrs. The initial pitch was a bit thin/melty and hard, and the 40ft corner was poor ice that needed clearing in places and trusting in others!
good climb but not in same league as tower ridge IMO. Climbed in just over 5 hrs. The initial pitch was a bit thin/melty and hard, and the 40ft corner was poor ice that needed clearing in places and trusting in others!
JimH ??, 2008 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2007 Lead
Chad123 24 Mar, 2007 AltLd Finally get the tick, having done the rest after doing minus 2 gully and going down! Man trap is great fun, 40ft corner was well iced making it easy.....
with James Humble
Finally get the tick, having done the rest after doing minus 2 gully and going down! Man trap is great fun, 40ft corner was well iced making it easy.....
with James Humble
Hidden 24 Mar, 2007 -
Spade 3 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with Jim Turner
with Jim Turner
Hidden ?Mar, 2007 AltLd
andybuckley ?Mar, 2007 AltLd End of the season! Mike led the Mantrap, which was pretty bare, I led the lower rock step and the corner above the Mantrap: very thin at the top. Made very good time, despite a late start and carrying tents to the CIC, and we couldn't resist the lure of Green Gully on the descent.
with Mike Moss
End of the season! Mike led the Mantrap, which was pretty bare, I led the lower rock step and the corner above the Mantrap: very thin at the top. Made very good time, despite a late start and carrying tents to the CIC, and we couldn't resist the lure of Green Gully on the descent.
with Mike Moss
reg_measures 17 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with claire salter
with claire salter
Ian Parnell ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Freddie Wilkinson
with Freddie Wilkinson
gregor ?Feb, 2007 -
Tim Sparrow ?Feb, 2007 AltLd Mantrap bare and desperate! Both ropes chopped by rockfall on first pitch, 5m from ends (Alex attached to them!)
with Alex Rickards
Mantrap bare and desperate! Both ropes chopped by rockfall on first pitch, 5m from ends (Alex attached to them!)
with Alex Rickards
Brown 21 Jan, 2007 AltLd
with John
with John
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
luckyjim ?Dec, 2006 Solo
Sandy P 20 Mar, 2006 AltLd
with S. Carter
with S. Carter
barney_edin 8 Mar, 2006 2nd
with Phil A
with Phil A
steveP 4 Mar, 2006 Lead rpt
with Damian McDonald
with Damian McDonald
mikecopp 4 Mar, 2006 AltLd
with Fran B
with Fran B
GPN ?Mar, 2006 AltLd
with jamster
with jamster
geoff b 23 Feb, 2006 AltLd What a big day. Lots of loose powder, an unpleasant cross wind & lots of moving together to cover the ground quickly. Mantrap wasn't a problem. Think it was this day we watched an impressive helicopter rescue from Tower Scoop from the summit.
with Rod W
What a big day. Lots of loose powder, an unpleasant cross wind & lots of moving together to cover the ground quickly. Mantrap wasn't a problem. Think it was this day we watched an impressive helicopter rescue from Tower Scoop from the summit.
with Rod W
icescrew ?Feb, 2006 AltLd dnf Graham took a wrong turn on route onto an easy slope of snow which ended in us abbing down in the dark!
with Nick Wheatley
Graham took a wrong turn on route onto an easy slope of snow which ended in us abbing down in the dark!
with Nick Wheatley
Nick Beckett ?Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S Yep, cold, went well, nice route.
with Ian Berisford
Yep, cold, went well, nice route.
with Ian Berisford
gaz.marshall ?Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
decs ?Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
nicholas Barrowclough 28 Nov, 2005 AltLd 13 hours from car to summit an back to car. man trap and 40' corner were definitely the crux. Some good neve in places, but mostly very hoared up rock with small patches of ice. All very unhelpfull. Took an hour to climb the 40' corner!
with Tim Davies
13 hours from car to summit an back to car. man trap and 40' corner were definitely the crux. Some good neve in places, but mostly very hoared up rock with small patches of ice. All very unhelpfull. Took an hour to climb the 40' corner!
with Tim Davies
Hidden 7 Mar, 2005 2nd O/S
luckyjim ?Mar, 2005 Solo
Hidden 19 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
sgl 19 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
with Konnie
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
Gman ?Jan, 2005 AltLd O/S Winter ascent. Waited for Carl and Rich at the top after Rich lost a crampon halfway up the route. Still sat in the summit shelter at 10pm. Missed the pub!
with Steve
Winter ascent. Waited for Carl and Rich at the top after Rich lost a crampon halfway up the route. Still sat in the summit shelter at 10pm. Missed the pub!
with Steve
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?Mar, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2004 AltLd
crowberry gully 18 Mar, 2003 -
with Ross McGibbon
with Ross McGibbon
steveP ?Mar, 2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2003 AltLd O/S
joe king ?Mar, 2003 AltLd
with steve petit
with steve petit
Conan ?Feb, 2003 Lead O/S Climbed 3 times now
Climbed 3 times now
NeilGriffiths 2 Apr, 2002 -
with Tom Hubbard
with Tom Hubbard
t p hubbard ?Mar, 2002 -
niall_mac ?Mar, 2002 AltLd
phil64 ??, 2002 -
Colin Mcgregor 6 May, 2001 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
with Dave Mitchell
Jamie B ?Apr, 2001 Lead
with Alex Glasgow
with Alex Glasgow
luckyjim ?Jul, 2000 Solo
frost ?Apr, 1998 AltLd
gallonj ??, 1998 -
Hidden 9 Mar, 1997 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark 9 Mar, 1997 AltLd
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?May, 1996 AltLd dog More alpine than winter Aided mantrap after losing crampon.
with Andy Huntington
More alpine than winter Aided mantrap after losing crampon.
with Andy Huntington
roncaves 6 Apr, 1996 AltLd
with Ian Wadsworth
with Ian Wadsworth
Hidden 20 Mar, 1996 Lead O/S
NickJH ?Mar, 1996 AltLd O/S
with JOwen
with JOwen
mike hope 22 Feb, 1996 AltLd O/S
with Martin S
with Martin S
Hidden ?Feb, 1996 -
FrankW ?Mar, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Andy R
with Andy R
ChrisMarden ??, 1995 -
with Simon
with Simon
BRUCESTRAC ??, 1995 -
johnkeith ??, 1995 AltLd Started with Slingsby's chimney. Great route, but not much snow/ ice on Mantrap -plenty elsewhere on route.
with G. Callander
Started with Slingsby's chimney. Great route, but not much snow/ ice on Mantrap -plenty elsewhere on route.
with G. Callander
Richard Weller 8 May, 1994 Lead O/S Winter conditions
with Frazer Forbes
Winter conditions
with Frazer Forbes
Hidden 14 Apr, 1994 AltLd O/S
biggianthead 17 Feb, 1994 -
with HT
with HT
TheAndyBarker ?Jan, 1994 AltLd
pauldrew ??, 1994 AltLd
with Reg Adams
with Reg Adams
Brian Wilderspin 12 Mar, 1988 AltLd O/S
with Max Biden
with Max Biden
Hidden 10 Dec, 1987 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1987 Lead
steveb2006 6 Feb, 1986 AltLd Led mantrap
with Mervyn Dudley
Led mantrap
with Mervyn Dudley
Bob ??, 1986 AltLd O/S
with R. Graham
with R. Graham
Will Webb 7 Nov, 1985 AltLd
with Alastair Todd, Mark Charlton
with Alastair Todd, Mark Charlton
Neil McA 1 Apr, 1984 AltLd O/S
with Richard White
with Richard White
Davy Gunn ??, 1980 -
Martin Bennett 9 Apr, 1977 -
with John G, Stuart Hepburn, RA
with John G, Stuart Hepburn, RA
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?Apr, 1977 -
Hidden 28 Mar, 1976 AltLd
uphillnow 11 Feb, 1975 Lead Supurb condition. My first winter route with Al who hadnt done much winter climbing at the time.
with Al Bennett
Supurb condition. My first winter route with Al who hadnt done much winter climbing at the time.
with Al Bennett
Hidden ??, 1975 -
Sean Kelly ?Dec, 1974 - Did not finish because of late late start and encroaching bad weather.
with Bob Millward & Pete Shackleton
Did not finish because of late late start and encroaching bad weather.
with Bob Millward & Pete Shackleton
Campbell42 ?Feb, 1972 AltLd O/S Climbed with David Duffield, Bev Barratt, Alan Whitworth and John Syrett on his very first Winter route.
with Peter Calam
Climbed with David Duffield, Bev Barratt, Alan Whitworth and John Syrett on his very first Winter route.
with Peter Calam
Hidden 17 Mar, 1971 AltLd
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