luckyjim 19/Sep/17 Solo
Andrew Lodge 02/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
robahalliday 02/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Big day out. Blessed with blue sky and dry conditions. Grading felt right. Few airy steps but good gear everywhere. The top half of the route was more difficult than expected from various guide book descriptions, ground I thought we might scramble we ended up pitching. This along with a few parties which set off at the same time of us meant it took (significantly!!) longer than we expected. Down ledge route and to the CIC hut in dusk then the dark.

evanc77 13/Aug/17 AltLd
with Potsy
Potsy 12/Aug/17 AltLd

Started moving together but heavy rain and slippy conditions led to having to pitch most of the ridge, still moving together on the easier terrain. It was my first time on top of Ben Nevis and when decending via CMD we found a family lost at 8:30pm on the arete with an hour of daylight and they were panicking. We helped them down via CMD in the dark with just our 2 head torches. They were exhausted and struggling and needed assistance which took a fair while, 3am back to the car...very long day!

with evanc77
tedburt 01/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Garry_C 26/Jun/17 Solo
with Dave Lamond
Nathan Adam 31/May/17 Solo rpt

Slog in the heat.

Derek Graham 11/May/17 AltLd
wheelsucker 11/May/17 AltLd
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
MarkRoe 07/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Moving together. Done in two very long pitches. A great day out. 2.5 hours on the ridge.

with Chris Brook
Franklin Jacoby ?/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Robertgiddy 11/Sep/16 Lead

Felt pretty hard in boots in the wet... the upper ridge was also much harder than expected. Topped out in wild weather, definitely the hardest of the Nevis ridges in my opinion.

Michael Aylen 05/Sep/16 2nd

Very wet day out

with Ben Graham
sblake 16/Aug/16 -
Hidden 14/Jul/16 Lead
luckyjim 14/Jun/16 Solo
ladislav 12/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Andy
genghis76 28/May/16 -

Amazing day!

with leonide
Shuttsie 27/May/16 Lead

With Sharon and PMC - Chris, Sarah n nikki

with Sharon Stanbridge
kwoodroffe 26/May/16 AltLd
with mark
markneilly346 26/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Katherine
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
chmckay ??/2016 AltLd O/S
guy757 ??/2016 -
david_brookes 17/Oct/15 AltLd
Ulgrid 17/Oct/15 AltLd
with Dave
westleas 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Had to pitch the whole thing due to the frost and ice

Andrew Holden 03/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/15 AltLd rpt
joesmith 27/Sep/15 Solo

Up Observatory and descended down Ledge Route. 4.5 hrs car to car

libby.southgate 26/Sep/15 AltLd

Scrambled up bottom, did 3 pitches, went for a walk, did a short pitch and then moved together up the rest.

with Mikaela, Marcus Peabody
Bruce Kerr 19/Sep/15 -

Alas, a little bit longer than Ben & Adam, but then we're much older :-)

with Jenny Kerr
gwared 19/Sep/15 2nd

First multi-pitch. With Jim leading and Lawrence on other second.

lawrencesweeney 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S

First multi-pitch

Adamski1986 19/Sep/15 AltLd

Excellent day, up Observatory Ridge and down the CMD. Exactly 10 hours Car to Car.

watson.b 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
luckyjim 09/Sep/15 Solo

Met a young Spanish lad at the start of the ridge who was looking for Ledge Route !!

Ian Archer 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S

start at 8am from car park - back at 9.30 pm - long day but sunny all the time. Nothing taxing - nice climbing - clear summit views. Alan forgot his rock boots.

with Alan Hardie
Hidden 03/Sep/15 -
Mike Hewitt 19/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Pitched the bottom half, moved together the top half. On the ridge for 4.5h

Ice Spider 16/Jun/15 Lead

Climbed in damp conditions, mossy lichen covered rocks like ice. Top 200m still covered in snow and ice in mid June! Crampons and axes required.

Tim_Gomersall 13/Jun/15 Solo
dan-8990 09/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with TH
Busby ?/Jun/15 -
AliceKerr ?/Jun/15 AltLd
eaf4 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Alpine conditions, boots for first 4 pitches. finished up zerp gully finish.

with Brian Shackleton
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Harry Ellis 16/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with Dave Buckett
Hidden 12/Oct/14 AltLd
bwestwood 11/Oct/14 Lead
MonkeyDawson 11/Oct/14 Solo
Peter Reynolds ?/Oct/14 -
CacCarnBeag 19/Sep/14 AltLd
with Clubby, Andy
adw07 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Nice route, straight forward for VDiff.

Hidden 19/Sep/14 2nd O/S
mav 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with James Beckett
alice_loudon 06/Sep/14 AltLd
with Niels
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
murray ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ryan
nick everett 02/Aug/14 Solo

Mad culmination of 3-year solo campaign up the big Ben ridges. Nearly whole grade harder than NE Buttress (excepting the avoidable Mantrap). 6am start in Glen Nevis to beat incoming front. Excellent crux corner/crack done with a rush of blood to the head. With a rope I'd definitely go direct at the steep 'tower'- scurried round to the looser RH grooves instead. Just above them, a fridge-freezer-sized block right beside me leapt off into the gully, I'd not touched it but assume something I'd used loosened it. Deep breaths. Then buzzed twice by Coastguard helicopter - waiting for the next block to get me? - more deep breaths. Then drizzle came on and sprinkled seriousness on the mossy, wonderful, endless, loose, scrambly top half. Big morning, superb route.

burto 25/Jul/14 Solo
with bruce
Nathan Adam 22/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Bottom half is a little tricky for V-Diff (I thought) but as a whole a very good route!

Hidden 01/Jul/14 -
Hidden 29/Jun/14 AltLd
SWalls 29/Jun/14 Solo
with Gem Munro, Iain Munro
Tightsgirl 27/Jun/14 Solo
simondunf 24/Jun/14 Solo

finished off a fantastic day - ledge route with dad then n.e.b via raeburns arete, down tower ridge, then up this

Timothy Miller 13/Jun/14 Solo O/S
arose 13/Jun/14 Solo

Great fun.

Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
KennyGeoghegan 01/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd O/S
chapmand ??/2014 -
Louis Hume 12/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Didn't take guide book, got sucked too far left (probably by wear leading to The LongClimb) spent far too long on HS ground in big boots (3 pitches of) before sacking it off as a bad job, abbed off to save it for another day.

with Jenny
Jenny Hall 12/Oct/13 2nd
with louis
Hidden 11/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Pompey 28/Sep/13 2nd
with Kerry, JW
Hidden 28/Sep/13 -
Dougbart 06/Sep/13 -
with Iain
Hidden 06/Sep/13 AltLd
stix 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
KevB 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Also moving together. 3hrs

with Tony P
Mark123 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyable lead. Stunning conditions. Long and thoroughly interesting route.

allyrocke 20/Jul/13 Solo O/S
mattking_109 20/Jul/13 Solo

1 hour from bottom of ridge to top

Hidden 14/Jul/13 -
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
machars 13/Jul/13 2nd

Moved together as one of five classic ridges in a day.

Brian Smith 84 28/Jun/13 Lead
with James Buckley - Rees
richardashe 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with Mark Jackson
Graham Westbrook 21/Jun/13 Solo

Big boots in the wet! Best ridge on the Ben!

mjackson 21/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Gawyllie 08/Jun/13 Solo

Best ridge on the Ben, fantastic

Neil Mackenzie 03/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

moved together for lower section, solod the top

with si
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Westy
DougSt ??/2013 AltLd
with EMB
Hidden 07/Oct/12 AltLd
Captain Solo 23/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Snow on the ledges for the last 100m or so.

Hidden 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Kev1978 26/Aug/12 -
Lawrie Brand 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Easier after the first 150m, though heaps of atmosphere. Moved together after the first few pitches, another great day on the Ben!

with Sarah Laing
Milesy 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Lead and pitched all from bottom right to top out.

with Derek
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd
picasso 11/Aug/12 Solo

Lmc Meet

Tim Hamlet 24/Jul/12 Lead
olekemi 05/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed a mixture of styles: pitches, solo, and alpine.

with James C, Andrew T
mtempest 04/Jun/12 Lead

Also present Mark Procter and Trish Murray, Mark Ward and Sonja. Brought back great memories of winter ascent with Rob.

with Jackie Cooper
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Sam Warby 30/May/12 -
ZA 28/May/12 Lead
with Fiona, Catriona, ross mcw
Andy Hewison 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Did it in 'big boots', wet with rime in places and soggy moss making it harder. Finished with 3 pitches of zero gully (suspect ice in places). Topped out to glorious sun. Great Day, great Route.

2010_graham 21/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Wendell M
Patzl ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Lamb 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

In big boots, moved together up past crux, got icey up top so pitched a few bits.

Blurgy319 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Solo up to the first greasy bit then moved together in boots

centurion05 27/Aug/11 AltLd
Debbie Lee 19/Aug/11 AltLd
with Dave Marshall, Dave Riley
MrRiley 19/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

moved together, took around 4 hours, awesome route, potentially better than NE Buttress....?

david0811 19/Aug/11 AltLd
with debbie, Dave Riley
Hidden 06/Aug/11 AltLd
glenngordon 06/Aug/11 AltLd
with bomber harris
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
joeydurkin 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Chris W, Chick
madeleine 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
cornishbekx 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S

lead 1st 3 pitches then soloed the rest, awesome day out

Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
keith hal 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day out!

with Peter Berwick
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
cmars89 13/Jul/11 Lead

Climbed in B3 boots

isi_o 02/Jul/11 AltLd

Alt lead 4 long pitches. Not sure if we were on the described line, just took the bit that looked most fun. Soloed from there up.

with Geoff
isi_o 02/Jul/11 AltLd

Alt lead 4 long pitches. Not sure if we were on the described line, just took the bit that looked most fun. Soloed from there up.

with Geoff
Moonstone Hippy 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Only pitched the first 4 pitches and soloed the rest.

with Isi
emiln ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Pete23 ?/Jul/11 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead
ferdia 23/Jun/11 Solo O/S
cat22 12/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Elsier 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Climbed as first ridge in attempt to complete all 5 Ben ridges in a day, moved together whole way in 2.5 hours to summit just before 7am, pretty cold especially as some fresh snow still lying from wintery showers the day before.

with Katy V, Amy
John Workman 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Chris D
Hidden ??/2011 -
just wanna climb ??/2011 Lead

Great day out.

with Phil Morton
rossn ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
brighters ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 25/Sep/10 AltLd
with Phil Warriner
Crowley6969 20/Sep/10 2nd O/S
mr phil morton ?/Sep/10 -

Spectacular climb, great views! Forgot head torches for the decent. :S

Hidden 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
tallthinmonkey 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Awesome day, up observatory, down north east buttress, up tower ridge, and down castle ridge, 9.5hrs car to car.

with Ben Wallace
Captain Solo 13/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
with Mike
mikemartin 13/Aug/10 AltLd

The best of the classic ridges imo.

GraemeDiack 07/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
KeithAlexander 07/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

simul climbed

Bron 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
OMR 26/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
default_slipper 14/Jun/10 -
JP78 12/Jun/10 -
jonnie3430 13/Apr/10 Solo

Moved together on the first half, mostly rock, a bit of snow and soloed the top snow and ice.

with Graham
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Couby 17/Oct/09 AltLd

Placed protection the first couple of pitches, then moved together the rest of the way. great day out!

Pete Main 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Soloed first 150 then moved together.

with Andrew S
Hidden 01/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
timcussins 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

cold. wet. hungover as hell. epic.

stephenmckenzie 17/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Moved together for much of top part.

with Mike Cross
Malcolm Auchie 10/Sep/09 AltLd

Lovely weather and superb climb. Only downside of the day was dropping camera on second pitch! Doh! It was inside a hard case but when we came back round to get it from tourist path we found it to be broken. Och well at least it wasnt one of us whole fell.

with Adele Martin
gregoldridge ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
lawrenceK ?/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/09 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 07/Jun/09 Lead

Heavy snow on top!

Jeniinej ?/Jun/09 2nd
rossn ??/2009 -
AnTeallach ??/2009 -
with Julian Barber
Mark Wilson23 26/Sep/08 2nd O/S
HannyHancock 08/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave and Joe
Joegriff 08/Aug/08 AltLd

Brilliant climb, felt a hell of a lot longer than 450 metres.

with Dave Trueman, Owen
nathan_kelly 05/Jul/08 -
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 21/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim
joeydurkin 31/May/08 2nd
with Steve Campball, Tim
Humpty Dangler 25/May/08 Solo O/S

Jordan, Jess and I did this moving together wearing walking boots, which made the VDiff more interesting. Amazing location, superb rock. Terrific views. Topping out on the summit plateau on a cloudless blue sky day was amazing.

Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
latitude 17/Aug/07 Solo

slippery underfoot

ollythomas 17/Jun/07 -

With Sarah Knowles

with Adam Henley
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo
mike.moss ??/2007 AltLd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 03/Nov/06 Lead
Captain Solo 15/Jul/06 AltLd
with Jim Marshall
NickBrown 01/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Danny Boy Dunbar 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Big boots & Pack Wet day.

DaleB ??/2006 -
with DG
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Nov/05 2nd
blakey ?/Sep/05 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd
decs ?/Aug/05 -
with Tom
Hidden 28/Jun/05 AltLd
andy hunter ?/May/05 2nd
with graeme w 7 JOHN
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
jaggy bunnet 09/Oct/04 AltLd
Mr.Billiams ?/Sep/04 AltLd
with Iain Blake
Hidden ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
RAK 21/Jul/04 AltLd
with Lauri
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
Sam and will ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

it rained snowed and hailed when we did this nearly got benighted got semi hypthermic was all a bit exciting

with Anthony Bennett
IanMcC 21/Jun/03 AltLd

Big boots, pouring rain.

with Jimbo
joe king ?/Jun/03 -
with amanda
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
rossn ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S

Great weather suffered dehydration on descent via the CMD arete

with Dave Stapely
Elastic Jones 21/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
with Charlie
abbeywall 13/Aug/00 AltLd
with K
luckyjim ?/Aug/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
el diablo 04/Sep/99 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 04/Sep/99 2nd
with A N Other, Kevin Higgins
ill_bill ?/Jun/98 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/98 -
Jamie B ?/May/98 AltLd
with Ian Smith
Tarquin ??/1998 -
Iain Thow 22/Sep/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1996 Solo O/S
Andy Clark ??/1996 Solo
with Burnsie
Hidden ?/Mar/95 -
DavPk ?/Aug/94 AltLd
with Gareth Wood
Stuart S ?/Aug/92 Lead
with Hal Taylor
Hidden ?/Jul/92 Lead
CMacD ??/1992 -
Neil Henderson ?/Sep/91 Solo
johnkeith ?/Jun/90 Solo
Hidden 26/May/89 Solo
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/85 AltLd
Steve Crowe 13/Jun/85 AltLd O/S
with LM
neil3965 ?/Aug/84 Solo
Neil McA 28/Aug/83 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1982 AltLd
Rob Davies ?/Sep/81 AltLd

After walking up and dumping packs at CIC hut

with Mike Papworth
Lone Rider 31/Jul/79 Solo

6hrs from FW and back.

Martin Bennett 21/Jul/77 -
with Geoff Baker, Students
Hidden ??/1977 AltLd
uphillnow ?/Apr/64 -

With John Grieve. No snow on ridge, soloed apart from one step. Moved into Zero Gulley in upper part. Climbed on a number of occasions including an attempt on all the 4 Ridges in a day in june 1993

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