ClimberDateStyle
Ewanski 15/Apr AltLd
with Stuart M
Kevin Woods 29/Mar AltLd O/S

'Winter' is tenuous ATM! Snowfields, damp and misted in. Moved together until below the Mantrap.

with Tom Lawfield
Dave Latimer 25/Mar AltLd O/S
benclimbing 25/Mar 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

Tricadam 25/Mar AltLd

3 hrs sleep then drive! Very sunny. Decent conditions underfoot, by and large. Bombed it down just in time for Euan's bus!

charmoz 24/Mar 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
GlennWatson 24/Mar -
with Ken Christie, Ken Applegate
Oliver Smaje 23/Mar AltLd rpt
with Owain
Hidden 18/Mar AltLd
mike fenwick 18/Mar AltLd
with Chris Coapes, Ben Pearce
GRounce 11/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar AltLd O/S
Tinley 06/Mar 2nd
K Mckay 05/Mar 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
Tom.Priestley 01/Mar 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.

Rob.bonnet 28/Feb 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.

johnrich 15/Feb -
with Mike Pescod, Craig Quirk
onlyfoddington 29/Jan 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, James H
Kayan 29/Jan Lead
Hidden 28/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jan -
harry_lewis 02/Jan AltLd
with Connor Read
CRead 02/Jan 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!

Rob N 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
SeánM 30/Apr/16 TR O/S
Mr Fuller 20/Mar/16 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.

Scott Anderson 20/Mar/16 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
HaddRoots 20/Mar/16 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
jev 19/Mar/16 Solo O/S
with Iain
Hidden 18/Mar/16 Lead
Andrew Holden 17/Mar/16 Lead
with Miller
Hidden 17/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
climber34neil 07/Mar/16 -

With Mark s and mark s

mark-abz 07/Mar/16 2nd
with Mark S & Neil B
Liam Ingram 06/Mar/16 AltLd rpt

After Minus Two. Not so fun this time.

Richard Abel 06/Mar/16 -
allyrocke 06/Mar/16 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.

calumhicks 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Soloed up to mantrap.

with Richard
tedburt 03/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
buffalo606 28/Feb/16 AltLd
Shaw Brown 27/Feb/16 AltLd

Nice to climb it daylight this time.

with Chris Comerie
Nick Russell 13/Feb/16 AltLd

A long route, but topped out with daylight left. Inadvertently bypassed the mantrap on the right. Steve led the 40ft corner.

tomowen13 11/Feb/16 AltLd
BPaske 11/Feb/16 AltLd
Stefan_Morris 10/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Rhys M, Jack Doyle
Hidden 10/Feb/16 -
Rhys Macallister 10/Feb/16 AltLd
with jack doyle
Ssebo Banange ?/Feb/16 AltLd

With ross and Alex B

Robertgiddy 16/Jan/16 Lead

Had a bit of an epic on this, negotiating the mantrap in the dark. Thanks to the pair we teamed up with.

liamando 16/Jan/16 2nd

Bit of an epic check journal

Steven Carter ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
mrteale 31/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Lean conditions but got better higher up. First proper winter outing, keen to do the climb again with more experience.

Hidden 31/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/15 -
Little AndyH 21/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
with joe.91
joe.91 21/Nov/15 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, Andy Harrison
Hidden ?/Nov/15 AltLd
Wullie ?/Jun/15 2nd
JWrighty ?/May/15 AltLd
Scotsken 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

An awesome day out, done after Indicator Wall.

with Jamie Evans
Colin Dyer 04/Apr/15 AltLd

Moved together from first platform to the mantrap. Spectacular mountaineering route. The mantrap is cheeky.

Ste Ridd 02/Apr/15 AltLd

Sunshine alpine day with just enough ice in the right places. Great mountaineering route.

manmike 02/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Sunshine all the way. Ice found where it mattered and the rest mainly cruddy snow. Great route.

Hugh Macgregor 25/Mar/15 -
with Henry O'Brien, Marcus Peabody
MarcusP 25/Mar/15 -
with Hugh, Henry
Elsier 21/Mar/15 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

with Carol
Carol Goodall 21/Mar/15 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 Elsie
alex toomey 15/Mar/15 Lead
HarryNewmark 15/Mar/15 -
with Alex Toomey
Hidden ?/Mar/15 -
SUColdo 06/Feb/15 AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
davkeo 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
cearbhalld 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Start by Slingsby's Chimney - Top section of which very thin. Off-route after second platform, backtracked and queue'd to finish after dark.

MonkeyDawson 17/Jan/15 -

Accessed via Slingsbys Chimney (harrowing powder wallow). Mantrap was nails - went round in the end.

with Ali Rose
Hidden 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 17/Jan/15 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.

arose 17/Jan/15 AltLd

Great nick. Gear hard to find.

Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
elliptic 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Stewart
Adamski1986 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Peter Forbes
cpforbes 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Dizz 31/Mar/14 2nd

Mainly moving together.

with rob p
adie84 29/Mar/14 -
freudy_love 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Squirrel
Liam Ingram 26/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

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/14 AltLd O/S

moved together except for the obvious crux's. mantrap was dry and as a result pretty straight forward.

alexmcmillan 26/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Brilliant day. First winter leads on the 40-ft corner and upwards!

Harry Holmes 26/Mar/14 Solo O/S
allyrocke 26/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Alex MacMillan
Hidden 11/Mar/14 AltLd
Sam Melville 10/Mar/14 Lead
with CLetham
climber34neil 10/Mar/14 -

With frank (french meet)

Hidden 10/Mar/14 2nd
joese7en 28/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
stuart34 18/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with dave glad-a-saurous-rex
karlc 18/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead
Si ?/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Rhys
masa-alpin 28/Jan/14 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, Rob G
robgixer 28/Jan/14 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.

Hidden ??/2014 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2014 -

Heavy snow. What mantrap?

with Ned
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
nniff ??/2014 -
saintlade ??/2014 -
easers 30/Apr/13 AltLd

Great day out, gear a little trick to come by lots of clearing needed.

with Doug Aitken
Wee Davie 12/Apr/13 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
machars 06/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hoyes 02/Apr/13 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.

Batt 02/Apr/13 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, James Hoyes
David Stevens 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

after minus 1

radioshed 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

post -1

with dave s
Hidden 29/Mar/13 AltLd dog
Hardonicus 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome route. Did Slingsby's Chimney start. Lead Mantrap (dry), Alex lead 40 ft corner, well iced.

with Alex Thompson
niallk 13/Mar/13 AltLd rpt

Top half, after Minus Two. Lots of styrofoam.

with Willie
easers 12/Mar/13 AltLd
with Doug
Dougbart 12/Mar/13 AltLd
with Iain
Hidden 10/Mar/13 -
DeanD 06/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis 04/Mar/13 AltLd

Missed out top pitches, finished up Route Major?

with Will Veitch
ruaridhmac 03/Mar/13 2nd
arose 03/Mar/13 Lead

Great. Snow and ice falling down all over the place. very warm. 40ft corner proved challenging with insecure placements and poor gear

RKernan 02/Mar/13 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.

tebs 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Great route, the easy bits are interesting and fun, the mantrap, quite frankly is desperate and easily the hardest tech 4 moves I've done. Reverse flagging, heel hooks and a comic snag of my leashes. I thought I made it look easy... Enjoyable if bold 100ft corner. All in all as good as Tower Ridge? Tough question, maybe not quite but maybe the weather and lack of views part of that..

with Chad
Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Chad123 02/Mar/13 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.....

alastairbegley 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

After minus 2 gully. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/gully-north-east-buttress

DeanD 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Ben Sharp 27/Feb/13 AltLd
stratandrew 25/Feb/13 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
simondunf 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

a lot of moving together some interesting pitches, blue sky, fantastic day

with caspar
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
Adam Booth 23/Feb/13 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
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
LJKing 17/Feb/13 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
Piers Harley 17/Feb/13 AltLd
with Laurence King
Hidden 01/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 01/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Tough conditions with lots of fresh unconsolidated snow on route and windy day.

Hidden 01/Feb/13 AltLd
guyscott 01/Feb/13 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
Hidden 16/Jan/13 AltLd dnf
Piers Harley 12/Jan/13 AltLd β
with Jeremy Windsor
John Kettle 07/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

soloed to Mantrap, then 2 pitches to top. heavy thaw conditions.

Chris Reid ??/2013 -
cox ??/2013 Lead
with trev
Harry Kingston 18/Dec/12 Lead dnf
Ragingpossum 18/Dec/12 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
R_W_M 18/Dec/12 AltLd dnf

Got Spanked

with Will B, Harry
gripped01 15/Dec/12 Lead

Conditions slow, no neve or ice.

Hidden 15/Dec/12 Lead
mikehenesy 15/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with Percy
olekemi 15/Dec/12 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
Erobinson3 15/Dec/12 2nd
with Andy Brown
Hidden 02/Dec/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Nov/12 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 28/Nov/12 AltLd
Peter Sowerby 24/Nov/12 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
Charlie Zephyr Booth 24/Nov/12 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
tom.e 11/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia, Malcolm, Danny
ferdia 11/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Danny, Tom Everett, Malc
010paw 21/Apr/12 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.

Hidden 21/Apr/12 AltLd
Simonfarfaraway 04/Mar/12 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
Goose4 26/Feb/12 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!

al jackson ?/Feb/12 AltLd
lawrenceK 30/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Dave Hill ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
jaggy bunnet ??/2012 AltLd
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Tdavy01 26/Mar/11 AltLd dnf

Heavy rockfalls, backed off

lamma_hippie 19/Mar/11 AltLd

Very long day. 17hrs round trip. Much more technical than expected. Great tick though.

with Jon Lawton
Chris L Hill 19/Mar/11 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
liamo333 19/Mar/11 AltLd
with colenn
colenn 18/Mar/11 AltLd
Karlos 06/Mar/11 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.

with Mark B
John Workman 05/Mar/11 Lead

Very good nick overall, 'though the mantrap was 'dry' and the 40 ft corner was thin.

with Apprentice
paul79 05/Mar/11 -
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 03/Mar/11 -
with Jon Sanders
Adi Hooper 03/Mar/11 AltLd
with Roger Ward
Pete23 ?/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Moonstone Hippy 27/Feb/11 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
spoony84 23/Feb/11 -
with ano
Hidden 22/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
goatee 14/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

A bit of an epic with everything blanketed in fresh powder. Seven pm on the summit.

with Niall Currid
rylett 12/Feb/11 2nd

First summit of Ben Nevis, walked off in dark as stuck behind two slow teams all day

with Paul Knowles
robinsi197 12/Feb/11 Lead

Fell off the Mantrap twice, then went round it.

with John Flitcroft
Spongebob 10/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Ben Sharp 10/Feb/11 2nd
with Tilo
Drew M ?/Feb/11 AltLd
jacobfinn 30/Jan/11 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
jjax 30/Jan/11 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), jason
spoony84 26/Jan/11 AltLd
KeithW 22/Jan/11 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
clive-greenwood 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic, sustained and interesting mixed climbing.

with Keith
Hidden ??/2011 -
Lone Rider ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Timo Austino ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
David Sherratt ??/2011 -
Steve Woollard 31/Dec/10 AltLd
with Kenny
Lester 20/Dec/10 AltLd
with Yannick de Bievre
ollyroberts 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry
MonkeyDawson 19/Dec/10 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
joeydurkin 15/Dec/10 AltLd

Top route and a top day.

with Patch
Hidden 14/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/10 -
Hidden 12/Dec/10 AltLd
simon_D 11/Dec/10 AltLd
with Alex
JGW ?/Dec/10 2nd
with Matt Tilley
Hidden 21/Nov/10 Solo O/S
j_nelson 20/Nov/10 2nd
with shugsan
shugsan 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Long day, quite hard nick I think.

Hidden 18/Apr/10 AltLd
oliverk 18/Apr/10 AltLd

A big day

R0bbie 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Ended up losing the route but found some nice ice to climb on the way to the top.

with Taba
KeithAlexander 03/Apr/10 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.

Alexandre Buisse 03/Apr/10 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.

isi_o 02/Apr/10 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
kenneM ?/Apr/10 AltLd
with Davey Luke
Hidden 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
glenngordon 18/Mar/10 Lead O/S
wence 12/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Highly enjoyable, but a long day

with Tom
tomdude 12/Mar/10 AltLd

sweet. recommend slingsby chimney start!

with lawrence
robertmichaeladams 12/Mar/10 AltLd

after minus 2

with Dave
Hidden 09/Mar/10 AltLd
Mountain Llama 08/Mar/10 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
jameshiggins 07/Mar/10 Solo

A long standing ambition fulfilled.

jamesh 07/Mar/10 AltLd
with Jim Unwin
sadams 07/Mar/10 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
rob1 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Andrea Sales
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 03/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
MarkDavies36 ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Bentley
Hidden 20/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Big Lee 19/Feb/10 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

Hidden 16/Feb/10 AltLd
chapmand 15/Feb/10 AltLd
with Scott Webster
Hidden 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
david morse 14/Feb/10 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
Ewan Russell 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Tom lead the majority of the difficult.

with Tom Nichols
sebrider 06/Feb/10 AltLd

Awesome! No gear found on the 40ft corner!

Chris wilson 06/Feb/10 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.

with Seb
niallk 06/Feb/10 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
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd
jonnie3430 23/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Lukas
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
centurion05 ??/2010 -
Jasonic ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Ken Applegate 12/Dec/09 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
ed woods 12/Dec/09 AltLd
with Adam, Aiden & James
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd
SWalls 13/Apr/09 AltLd
with Alex Moran, Mike Coppock
Hidden 08/Apr/09 AltLd
steev 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
andybuckley 05/Apr/09 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
Hidden 03/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/09 AltLd
wheelsucker 02/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 02/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
butteredfrog 28/Mar/09 -
ruaidh 24/Mar/09 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
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
Chad123 21/Mar/09 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
Hidden 20/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
windy100 ??/2009 -
Hidden 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/08 AltLd
five 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with JT
Dave Thompson 05/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Mike Allison
Sam W 22/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave 22/Mar/08 -

Led 40ft corner

with Douglas and Alex
Nicos 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 18/Mar/08 AltLd
Mr Powly 18/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 16/Mar/08 AltLd
with Ewan
HimTiggins 16/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Piglet69 04/Mar/08 2nd
with alifin
alifin 04/Mar/08 2nd
with Chris (Abacus) + Aidan Roe
Hannah Evans 15/Feb/08 2nd
with Max Hunter
mike.moss ??/2008 AltLd O/S
innes ??/2008 AltLd
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!

JimH ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/07 Lead
Chad123 24/Mar/07 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
Rob Grant 24/Mar/07 -
with Crispin Chatterton
Spade 03/Mar/07 AltLd
with Jim Turner
easers ?/Mar/07 AltLd
with Doug Aitken
andybuckley ?/Mar/07 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
reg_measures 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with claire salter
Ian Parnell ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Freddie Wilkinson
gregor ?/Feb/07 -
Tim Sparrow ?/Feb/07 AltLd

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/07 AltLd
with John
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
luckyjim ?/Dec/06 Solo
Sandy P 20/Mar/06 AltLd
with S. Carter
barney_edin 08/Mar/06 2nd
with Phil A
steveP 04/Mar/06 Lead rpt
with Damian McDonald
mikecopp 04/Mar/06 AltLd
with Fran B
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd
geoff b 23/Feb/06 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
icescrew ?/Feb/06 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
Nick Beckett ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Yep, cold, went well, nice route.

with Ian Berisford
gaz.marshall ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Duncan
decs ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Gaz
nicholas Barrowclough 28/Nov/05 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
Hidden 07/Mar/05 2nd O/S
luckyjim ?/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden 19/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
sgl 19/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
Gman ?/Jan/05 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
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/04 AltLd
crowberry gully 18/Mar/03 -
with Ross McGibbon
steveP ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
joe king ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with steve petit
Conan ?/Feb/03 Lead O/S

Climbed 3 times now

NeilGriffiths 02/Apr/02 -
with Tom Hubbard
niall_mac ?/Mar/02 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 06/May/01 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
Jamie B ?/Apr/01 Lead
with Alex Glasgow
luckyjim ?/Jul/00 Solo
frost ?/Apr/98 AltLd
gallonj ??/1998 -
Hidden 09/Mar/97 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark 09/Mar/97 AltLd
with Burnsie
Hidden ?/May/96 AltLd dog
Hidden 20/Mar/96 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Mar/96 AltLd O/S
with JOwen
Hidden ?/Feb/96 -
FrankW ?/Mar/95 AltLd O/S
with Andy R
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
Richard Weller 08/May/94 Lead O/S

Winter conditions

with Frazer Forbes
pingora 14/Apr/94 AltLd O/S
with Nick
biggianthead 17/Feb/94 -
with HT
TheAndyBarker ?/Jan/94 AltLd
Hidden 10/Dec/87 AltLd
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/86 AltLd
Bob ??/1986 AltLd O/S
with R. Graham
Will Webb 07/Nov/85 AltLd
with Alastair Todd, Mark Charlton
Martin Bennett 09/Apr/77 -
with John G, Stuart Hepburn, RA
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Apr/77 -
Hidden 28/Mar/76 AltLd
uphillnow 11/Feb/75 Lead

Supurb condition. My first winter route with Al who hadnt done much at the time.

with Al Bennett
Paul Clarke ??/1975 -

Direct lower version was excellent. Just made it to hanging belay as rope ran out,

with FMC
Sean Kelly ?/Dec/74 -

Did not finish because of late late start and encroaching bad weather.

with Bob Millward & Pete Shackleton
Campbell42 ?/Feb/72 AltLd O/S

Climbed with David Duffield, Bev Barratt, Alan Whitworth and John Syrett on his very first Winter route.

with Peter Calam
Hidden 17/Mar/71 AltLd
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