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Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
mBob8 1 Apr, 2018 AltLd Lead to just below chimney as one pitch, moved together in middle snowfield (cruddy crust on sugar) then lead final pitch of more fun climbing to the top. Ice very changeable with some good neve but also a fair amount of new dry powder.
Lead to just below chimney as one pitch, moved together in middle snowfield (cruddy crust on sugar) then lead final pitch of more fun climbing to the top. Ice very changeable with some good neve but also a fair amount of new dry powder.
petegunn 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd Superb, The Ben delivers again : ) Done in 5 pitches with some simlu climbing once at the snowfield. Took a more direct line up the corners and grooves to finish. L 1,3+5. Counted at least a dozen climbers on Point 5, whilst we had Hadrian's to ourselves.
Superb, The Ben delivers again : ) Done in 5 pitches with some simlu climbing once at the snowfield. Took a more direct line up the corners and grooves to finish. L 1,3+5. Counted at least a dozen climbers on Point 5, whilst we had Hadrian's to ourselves.
pass and peak 30 Mar, 2018 AltLd Lead pitch 1 and the chimney pitch, 4 pitches in total then moved into zero gully and simu climbed to the top. Good ice but unconsolidated snow etc higher up
Lead pitch 1 and the chimney pitch, 4 pitches in total then moved into zero gully and simu climbed to the top. Good ice but unconsolidated snow etc higher up
Peter Metcalfe 30 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with K Mckay
with K Mckay
K Mckay 30 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
El_Dave_H 30 Mar, 2018 2nd
arose 30 Mar, 2018 Lead
with Clients
with Clients
Rhys Deane 29 Mar, 2018 AltLd
bradleyrichards93 29 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
jackob 26 Mar, 2018 AltLd Great for axes, terrible for screws which made for exciting but slightly terrifying climbing!
Great for axes, terrible for screws which made for exciting but slightly terrifying climbing!
wheelsucker 26 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S No wind and blue skies. Great ice/snow for picks but useless for screws. The whole route felt like a solo apart from P 3 which had good rock gear in the chimney. Felt much harder in the conditions than Orion Direct or Point 5.
with Jack Brooks
No wind and blue skies. Great ice/snow for picks but useless for screws. The whole route felt like a solo apart from P 3 which had good rock gear in the chimney. Felt much harder in the conditions than Orion Direct or Point 5.
with Jack Brooks
Graeme Barr 24 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with Gordon
with Gordon
Gordon Lacey 24 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with Graeme Barr
with Graeme Barr
Hidden 19 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt
Gordon Lacey 17 Mar, 2018 AltLd dnf
Scott Rankin 17 Mar, 2018 AltLd dnf Climbed main Ice Fall to top of pitch two, not moving fast enough so 1x60m abb got us to beginning again. Lead P2 very windy.
Climbed main Ice Fall to top of pitch two, not moving fast enough so 1x60m abb got us to beginning again. Lead P2 very windy.
Sam Hunt 13 Mar, 2018 AltLd
ladislav 12 Mar, 2018 2nd β
with John Wootton, Jon Jones
with John Wootton, Jon Jones
Hidden 11 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Tom.Priestley 26 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S In 4 pitches. I led P1 (crux) taking in the whole first icefall (60m). Then some scottish death roping on P3.
with James Gibson
In 4 pitches. I led P1 (crux) taking in the whole first icefall (60m). Then some scottish death roping on P3.
with James Gibson
Hidden 26 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
masa-alpin 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt Fantastic conditions! Rob lead P1+2, P5 (long), Tom did P4, and I did P3 and P6. The last pitch was in sublime conditions, and was much better than when I had done the route a few years ago. Descended via CMD Arete. A long day (even though we had a lift to the upper car park in the morning), especially because I was unfit and tired from the climbing previous day in SCnL.
Fantastic conditions! Rob lead P1+2, P5 (long), Tom did P4, and I did P3 and P6. The last pitch was in sublime conditions, and was much better than when I had done the route a few years ago. Descended via CMD Arete. A long day (even though we had a lift to the upper car park in the morning), especially because I was unfit and tired from the climbing previous day in SCnL.
Anti-faff 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Masa
with Masa
tjmillen 24 Feb, 2018 Solo
robgixer 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Great route. Led P1,2,3,5.
Great route. Led P1,2,3,5.
Hidden 22 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Tom Seccombe 22 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Erik Anderson
with Erik Anderson
BarneyLoosemore 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S First pitch or so made harder by fairly fresh bullet ice and snow. Chimney excellent and in good nick. Last few pitches unprotectable crusted snow ice. Amazing bluebird day. Point Five looked very good as well.
First pitch or so made harder by fairly fresh bullet ice and snow. Chimney excellent and in good nick. Last few pitches unprotectable crusted snow ice. Amazing bluebird day. Point Five looked very good as well.
acrkirby 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd First V, hard but fun first 3 pitches were superb and in good condition, pitched another 3 easy pitches before moving together to the top
First V, hard but fun first 3 pitches were superb and in good condition, pitched another 3 easy pitches before moving together to the top
lanky ?Feb, 2018 2nd
with Searle
with Searle
clanger ??, 2018 -
wheelsucker ??, 2018 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
hpil 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd Mixture of great ice & cruddier snow ice. p4 we followed tracks up an open corner on a rather thin & hollow ice smear, with some hooks & foot placements on the bare rock on the left.
Mixture of great ice & cruddier snow ice. p4 we followed tracks up an open corner on a rather thin & hollow ice smear, with some hooks & foot placements on the bare rock on the left.
Alex Thomson 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd
with Steve
with Steve
BrianShackleton 9 Apr, 2016 AltLd Inconsistent ice on first pitch due to recent new snow but improved higher up.
with AnnMacDonald, Colwyn Jones
Inconsistent ice on first pitch due to recent new snow but improved higher up.
with AnnMacDonald, Colwyn Jones
7toes 29 Mar, 2016 -
Neil Adams 27 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S Trickier than I expected! Some cruddy ice at the crux.
Trickier than I expected! Some cruddy ice at the crux.
mattnuttall 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S In decent nick.
In decent nick.
Andrew Wilson 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Great condition.
with Matt Nuttall
Great condition.
with Matt Nuttall
Alfie Maun 23 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Joe Fisher
with Joe Fisher
Hidden 22 Mar, 2016 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 22 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S Rewarded with blue ice and clear skies towards the top. Didn't find it any harder than Italian Right Hand.
Rewarded with blue ice and clear skies towards the top. Didn't find it any harder than Italian Right Hand.
dan-8990 22 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with JC
with JC
Just Will 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Murray slung out the bottom ice wall in a 60m pitch
with murray
Murray slung out the bottom ice wall in a 60m pitch
with murray
murray 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Grimpzen 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S The route is in very good nick, good ice, very stepped out. At least two possibilities for the final part. Seems the grade for the conditions we had is more IV 4, definitely not 5. Great alpine atmosphere after the two pitches.
The route is in very good nick, good ice, very stepped out. At least two possibilities for the final part. Seems the grade for the conditions we had is more IV 4, definitely not 5. Great alpine atmosphere after the two pitches.
Wojttek 20 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S Not so difficult as expected. from 2 pitch to the top one moved together other teems followed
with Danii
Not so difficult as expected. from 2 pitch to the top one moved together other teems followed
with Danii
buffalo606 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd Very good
Very good
Rob N 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Misha 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Decent conditions. Good/OK to climb on but screws not the best. Chimney had mushy ice but not an issue as did some mixed moves and there's good rock gear. Nic led the ice smear with a bit of moving together (had 50m ropes), I led chimney pitch to a good rock belay with 20-25m of moving together (so Nic was on belay by the time he got to the chimney). After that there are 3 or 4 pitches, which Nic led moving together as it's grade I/II ground. Good route on a perfect weather day - hardly any wind and sunny on the plateau above an inversion. Nice to do something not too hard (easy V on the day) and enjoyable as a change from mixed battles! Route took 3h 15mins and we weren't rushing but only did two proper pitches.
with Nicolas
Decent conditions. Good/OK to climb on but screws not the best. Chimney had mushy ice but not an issue as did some mixed moves and there's good rock gear. Nic led the ice smear with a bit of moving together (had 50m ropes), I led chimney pitch to a good rock belay with 20-25m of moving together (so Nic was on belay by the time he got to the chimney). After that there are 3 or 4 pitches, which Nic led moving together as it's grade I/II ground. Good route on a perfect weather day - hardly any wind and sunny on the plateau above an inversion. Nice to do something not too hard (easy V on the day) and enjoyable as a change from mixed battles! Route took 3h 15mins and we weren't rushing but only did two proper pitches.
with Nicolas
liamo333 19 Mar, 2016 -
with Rob Noone
with Rob Noone
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
SeánM 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rob N
with Rob N
Joe Nunn 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt Lots of falling ice Andy slush to start. Better at the top.
with Chuck
Lots of falling ice Andy slush to start. Better at the top.
with Chuck
Chuck 18 Mar, 2016 AltLd
James Smith 18 Mar, 2016 AltLd Led all but the the easy moving together in the middle. Ali's second ever winter climb so a great job by him! Ice was soft but climbable, pretty stepped out at this point too so not too hard. Beautiful weather and a great end to a lovely week in Scotland!
with ali
Led all but the the easy moving together in the middle. Ali's second ever winter climb so a great job by him! Ice was soft but climbable, pretty stepped out at this point too so not too hard. Beautiful weather and a great end to a lovely week in Scotland!
with ali
ali.scott 18 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S James led all the hard bits. Amazing introduction to climbing on the Ben! Blue skies and a cloud inversion.
James led all the hard bits. Amazing introduction to climbing on the Ben! Blue skies and a cloud inversion.
olekemi 16 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Late start, so last on route and p1 had time to get wet, but ice improved on higher ground. Ice falling around. Lunch and lounging about at the summit was also nice.
with jeremy
Late start, so last on route and p1 had time to get wet, but ice improved on higher ground. Ice falling around. Lunch and lounging about at the summit was also nice.
with jeremy
Stuart the postie 15 Mar, 2016 AltLd Not as frozen as one would have expected! Fourth time I've climed it.
with Daf Morris
Not as frozen as one would have expected! Fourth time I've climed it.
with Daf Morris
Hidden 15 Mar, 2016 AltLd
mjsmith1973 14 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Richard Abel 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hugh Simons 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 3 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Henry Castle
with Henry Castle
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
gregor 10 Feb, 2016 -
Marek Raganowicz 10 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Gregor
with Gregor
Hidden 8 Feb, 2016 -
Steven Carter ??, 2016 -
abbeywall 9 May, 2015 AltLd Superb, 7 pitches. Led 2 and 5
with RL, K
Superb, 7 pitches. Led 2 and 5
with RL, K
Climbed69 4 May, 2015 2nd
with Simon Stokes
with Simon Stokes
JWrighty ?May, 2015 AltLd
Robertgiddy 19 Apr, 2015 Lead Great conditions although it's days are numbered. Should be good for a few more days though. Bullet hard ice but very stepped out. Not really much melting happening in the shade.
Great conditions although it's days are numbered. Should be good for a few more days though. Bullet hard ice but very stepped out. Not really much melting happening in the shade.
Robin Clothier 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd 3am leaving the hut. Went light weight, great route.
3am leaving the hut. Went light weight, great route.
Swiss Tony 18 Apr, 2015 2nd Stunning alpine day on The Ben
Stunning alpine day on The Ben
arose 18 Apr, 2015 Lead Still all there. Stunning day
with Clients
Still all there. Stunning day
with Clients
GlennWatson 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with Ken Christie
with Ken Christie
Graeme Barr 18 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Ken Christie 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 17 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 17 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2015 AltLd
metrorat 16 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Great nick, abbed after the ice pitches
Great nick, abbed after the ice pitches
gear boy 15 Apr, 2015 AltLd excellent conditions, excellent route, with Rydell
excellent conditions, excellent route, with Rydell
Hidden 15 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 15 Apr, 2015 Lead
Webster 12 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S lead pitches 1 and a bit (70m ish), and pitch 3. moved together to the top. great nick still.
lead pitches 1 and a bit (70m ish), and pitch 3. moved together to the top. great nick still.
1202alarm 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Brilliant, wanted to do this for years.
with Jamie Evans
Brilliant, wanted to do this for years.
with Jamie Evans
Adamski1986 3 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 2nd
mikewilson789 2 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
with martin kydd
with martin kydd
Hidden 2 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
jamieevans ?Apr, 2015 AltLd
Brucemacrosson ?Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S perfect day / conditions / partner - one of my best days in the mountains ever.
with David Small
perfect day / conditions / partner - one of my best days in the mountains ever.
with David Small
Hidden 27 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
Piers Harley 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd Simply brilliant!
with Dave Turner
Simply brilliant!
with Dave Turner
Anna_wells 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd
John Holden 21 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S My hardest and probably the best winter route to date, however after around 1000ft of front pointing I still have killer calfs, two days later. Never the less, one of the very best days I have ever spent out on the hills, many, many thanks Charlie.
with Charlie Booth
My hardest and probably the best winter route to date, however after around 1000ft of front pointing I still have killer calfs, two days later. Never the less, one of the very best days I have ever spent out on the hills, many, many thanks Charlie.
with Charlie Booth
jamiefoxen 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd
davemccrave666 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
adie84 20 Mar, 2015 -
Jack00 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Olly
with Olly
ollyroberts 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Jack00
with Jack00
Col Kingshott 17 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Really good condition.
Really good condition.
luckyjim 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with D Helm
with D Helm
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd
mrbird 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd led the snow pitches
led the snow pitches
Julian Prieto 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with cliffy
with cliffy
SWalls 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Stevos
with Stevos
cliffy 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
elliptic 14 Mar, 2015 Solo
mikeyjbs 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Tony Seale
with Tony Seale
planetmarshall 13 Mar, 2015 Lead Fantastic climb, just keeps giving.
with Stephen Beard
Fantastic climb, just keeps giving.
with Stephen Beard
Hidden 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Harry Holmes 13 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 2015 2nd
joe.91 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Great climb, combined the first two pitches into one 60m pitch. About 2-3 inches of crud on top of good ice meant I got a little nervous on the first pitch.
with Reidy
Great climb, combined the first two pitches into one 60m pitch. About 2-3 inches of crud on top of good ice meant I got a little nervous on the first pitch.
with Reidy
davkeo 11 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Alpine start. Great conditions and super climbing.
Alpine start. Great conditions and super climbing.
Hidden 11 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
arose 8 Mar, 2015 Lead Pretty soft. the corner/chimney pitch was essentially slush with a bit of ice either side.
with Clients
Pretty soft. the corner/chimney pitch was essentially slush with a bit of ice either side.
with Clients
Colin Dyer 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd Good climb, in fairly testing Scottish winter condition. Variable ice quality and a battering from spindrift on pitch 2 and 3. Nice moves in the steeper bits.
with Steve Holmes
Good climb, in fairly testing Scottish winter condition. Variable ice quality and a battering from spindrift on pitch 2 and 3. Nice moves in the steeper bits.
with Steve Holmes
Hidden 1 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
martinbettridge06 ?Mar, 2015 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 28 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S clear skies no wind perfect ice! a gem of a day! shooting star while walking down as well
with john holden
clear skies no wind perfect ice! a gem of a day! shooting star while walking down as well
with john holden
ten4dave 27 Feb, 2015 Lead
davidbird63 27 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S Great climb on good ice. Finished into white out and navigation went very well to get down the Red Burn. Dave led out with a long 'moving together' after three pitches. The final climb of a stay at the CIC blighted by bad weather. But, we'll be back!
with Zep Mouris, ten4dave
Great climb on good ice. Finished into white out and navigation went very well to get down the Red Burn. Dave led out with a long 'moving together' after three pitches. The final climb of a stay at the CIC blighted by bad weather. But, we'll be back!
with Zep Mouris, ten4dave
Hidden 16 Feb, 2015 2nd
DaveAtkinson 16 Feb, 2015 AltLd Long cold day lashed by spindrift on a great route. A couple of lakes 3s really wasn't enough prep. Good work Rod.
with Rod Strachan, jw
Long cold day lashed by spindrift on a great route. A couple of lakes 3s really wasn't enough prep. Good work Rod.
with Rod Strachan, jw
Rod Strachan 16 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Superb winter route to try out my new axes. Will never climb with a pair of Pterodactyls again.
with jw, Dave Atkinson
Superb winter route to try out my new axes. Will never climb with a pair of Pterodactyls again.
with jw, Dave Atkinson
Martin McKenna - UKC 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Great ice conditions! Felt easy and well protected. Fair amount of spindrift, which covers dips on the ice, too. Ice under such snow was often found to be well hacked. Martin lead P1(60m),3(chimney,40m),5(60m),7(35m), and I lead P2(40m),4(60m),6(50m). We took the direct finish (P6) on the corner (IV, 5 in today's conditions; very well protected with screws). Varied and excellent quality route!
Great ice conditions! Felt easy and well protected. Fair amount of spindrift, which covers dips on the ice, too. Ice under such snow was often found to be well hacked. Martin lead P1(60m),3(chimney,40m),5(60m),7(35m), and I lead P2(40m),4(60m),6(50m). We took the direct finish (P6) on the corner (IV, 5 in today's conditions; very well protected with screws). Varied and excellent quality route!
tallpaulselfridge 15 Feb, 2015 2nd
Dougbart 15 Feb, 2015 Lead Amazing! Grate ice. Deluged by spindrift in the chimney. Good top pitch.
with paul selfrige
Amazing! Grate ice. Deluged by spindrift in the chimney. Good top pitch.
with paul selfrige
arose 13 Feb, 2015 Lead Great route. Lead the steep sections with Scott leading most of the rest.
with Scott Brooks
Great route. Lead the steep sections with Scott leading most of the rest.
with Scott Brooks
andymcronald 12 Feb, 2015 2nd With Louisa Reynolds and Ritchie Slessor. Fantastic climbing day, 1st pitch was crux pitch and vertical in sections. Tough going but amazing. 7 pitches in total and topped out into a windy Ben Nevis summit with almost no visibility. Back to North Face car park in darkness. Grade V.
With Louisa Reynolds and Ritchie Slessor. Fantastic climbing day, 1st pitch was crux pitch and vertical in sections. Tough going but amazing. 7 pitches in total and topped out into a windy Ben Nevis summit with almost no visibility. Back to North Face car park in darkness. Grade V.
Hidden 12 Feb, 2015 2nd
alexm198 12 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S In 6/7 pitches (can't remember). Led everything except the short pitch before the chimney and the pitch after the chimney. First pitch is the crux at the moment, sustained and steep in places, lack of runners for the lower slopes also adds to the excitement! Chimney was awkward and a bit strenuous. Whole climb was varied and interesting throughout...better than Point Five?
with Caspar
In 6/7 pitches (can't remember). Led everything except the short pitch before the chimney and the pitch after the chimney. First pitch is the crux at the moment, sustained and steep in places, lack of runners for the lower slopes also adds to the excitement! Chimney was awkward and a bit strenuous. Whole climb was varied and interesting throughout...better than Point Five?
with Caspar
Andy Hewison 11 Feb, 2015 AltLd Great route, lots of water ice, good screw protection, squeezing through the chimney was good fun!
with Drew Connelly
Great route, lots of water ice, good screw protection, squeezing through the chimney was good fun!
with Drew Connelly
Hidden 10 Feb, 2015 AltLd
bobpilgrem 10 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S Awesome route in great condition.Final pitch a sting in the tail ! Left summit at 6pm with fabulous sunset and cloud inversion.Thanks Rick.
with Rick
Awesome route in great condition.Final pitch a sting in the tail ! Left summit at 6pm with fabulous sunset and cloud inversion.Thanks Rick.
with Rick
Murilo Lessa 9 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Rhys lead the first pitch which is long but has good resting points. We simu-climbed a bit and managed to join both 1st and 2nd pitches. I did the 3rd pitch, the crack which is straight forward but nice anyway. We simu-climbed the rest of the route. 8h30 to and back the parking place. Nice day, very cool route.
with Rhys Macallister
Rhys lead the first pitch which is long but has good resting points. We simu-climbed a bit and managed to join both 1st and 2nd pitches. I did the 3rd pitch, the crack which is straight forward but nice anyway. We simu-climbed the rest of the route. 8h30 to and back the parking place. Nice day, very cool route.
with Rhys Macallister
niallk 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Led p1,3 etc.
Led p1,3 etc.
R0bbie 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
hwackerhage 7 Feb, 2015 - Excellent conditions at the moment. http://graniteandice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hadrians-wall-direct-v5.html
with Robbie Miller
Excellent conditions at the moment. http://graniteandice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hadrians-wall-direct-v5.html
with Robbie Miller
rob16 6 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Matt Brook
with Matt Brook
Hidden 4 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
chrisallan 2 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
stephen ashworth ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Mark booker
with Mark booker
gingerking ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
AmyG 4 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Robin Clothier 4 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with AmyG
with AmyG
MarcusP ??, 2015 AltLd O/S Second party on the route. Gave the First party a full pitch of space, and were rewarded for this by getting clusterfucked by three separate teams up from England, who set up overlapping pitches, dragged their ropes over, under and generally all around us while we belayed, and gave my partner a nosebleed.
with Al, Will
Second party on the route. Gave the First party a full pitch of space, and were rewarded for this by getting clusterfucked by three separate teams up from England, who set up overlapping pitches, dragged their ropes over, under and generally all around us while we belayed, and gave my partner a nosebleed.
with Al, Will
Hidden ??, 2015 -
keith leonard ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
Brian Pollock 30 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Luca
with Luca
gallonj ?Mar, 2014 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2014 -
prcleary ??, 2014 -
crowberry gully 27 Apr, 2013 - Good ice, some soft snow and some neve in the higher parts of Zero. Warm and sunny on the summit with crowds of walkers
Good ice, some soft snow and some neve in the higher parts of Zero. Warm and sunny on the summit with crowds of walkers
Hidden 8 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
Nick Russell 6 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Sustained in the lower pitches, and it just keeps coming after that, with interest right to the top
Sustained in the lower pitches, and it just keeps coming after that, with interest right to the top
Ken Applegate 5 Apr, 2013 Lead Day of guiding. As good as the first time, and nice to climb it during the day (the first time, Tony and I intentionally climbed it during a very fine moonlit night).
with Ryan
Day of guiding. As good as the first time, and nice to climb it during the day (the first time, Tony and I intentionally climbed it during a very fine moonlit night).
with Ryan
Jasonic ?Apr, 2013 AltLd
Jasonic ?Apr, 2013 -
StuartCJones 29 Mar, 2013 2nd β My first route on the North Face of Ben. Phenomenol! Can't wait to get back!
My first route on the North Face of Ben. Phenomenol! Can't wait to get back!
Ian Dunbar 16 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Great route, Mike swam against the unrelenting tide of spindrift on the chimney pitch. Ice on P1 bomber.
with Mike Davies
Great route, Mike swam against the unrelenting tide of spindrift on the chimney pitch. Ice on P1 bomber.
with Mike Davies
Ben Sharp 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd
PAJames 5 Mar, 2013 - http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/05-03-13-ben-nevis-winter-climbing.html
http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/05-03-13-ben-nevis-winter-climbing.html
Slick 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd
alastairbegley 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/hadrians-wall-direct
http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/hadrians-wall-direct
Tubs 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Same day as Orion and Point Five.
with Dave M
Same day as Orion and Point Five.
with Dave M
Hidden 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Kirill 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Small and weak ?Mar, 2013 AltLd Ben did the hard bits
Ben did the hard bits
James Gordon ?Mar, 2013 -
GraMc 24 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
robertmichaellovell 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Fiona
with Fiona
picasso 17 Feb, 2013 2nd
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
jonnyboy 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Ben Wolstenholme
with Ben Wolstenholme
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
NickJH ?Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with R McGuiness
with R McGuiness
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 -
stuaart 1 Jan, 2013 2nd
with Michael Barnard, Neil Redgrave
with Michael Barnard, Neil Redgrave
Hidden ?Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
captain ??, 2013 -
brockers ?Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
morsy 19 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with gerhard mors
with gerhard mors
BorisVBlade 12 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Sam Thompson
with Sam Thompson
khawk 11 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with datoon
with datoon
Grezza 11 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S softish ice at start of P2, otherwise sound conditions. Solid at top.
with Paul E
softish ice at start of P2, otherwise sound conditions. Solid at top.
with Paul E
peterneden ?Feb, 2012 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 2nd
Jasonic ??, 2012 AltLd
Liam FLeming ??, 2012 -
Harry_Pymont 16 Dec, 2011 AltLd β
Hidden 2 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
Rick Ashton 28 Mar, 2011 AltLd Felt very easy for te grade
with James calender
Felt very easy for te grade
with James calender
gripped01 26 Mar, 2011 Lead
with Si Moore
with Si Moore
galpinos 19 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Lead 1st, 3rd and the pitch after the snow slope. Great route.
Lead 1st, 3rd and the pitch after the snow slope. Great route.
Hidden 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
mike.moss 18 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
bob johnson 11 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Crowley6969 6 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
jameshiggins 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Francis Blunt
with Francis Blunt
Big Lee 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Good conditions. Lead all but the second pitch. Late start/finish on route due to wasting time queuing at the bottom of Point Five Gully.
with Mike Frodsham, Ryan Wilson
Good conditions. Lead all but the second pitch. Late start/finish on route due to wasting time queuing at the bottom of Point Five Gully.
with Mike Frodsham, Ryan Wilson
Hidden 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd
guyscott 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome fun! Amazing ice pitches in another day of stunning weather. The final 100m or so dragged a bit, but an incredible climb all in all. Very busy, with several teams climbing along side each other, but everyone was very friendly and in high spirits!
with Klas
Awesome fun! Amazing ice pitches in another day of stunning weather. The final 100m or so dragged a bit, but an incredible climb all in all. Very busy, with several teams climbing along side each other, but everyone was very friendly and in high spirits!
with Klas
TeeBee 2 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden 1 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
GraMc 28 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with phil emerson
with phil emerson
henning82 27 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
Heike 27 Feb, 2011 - A bit mushy in places, but generally good. Proper winter conditions with spindrift etc, a nice quiet day on the Ben.
with Lester
A bit mushy in places, but generally good. Proper winter conditions with spindrift etc, a nice quiet day on the Ben.
with Lester
johannes 27 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Lots of spindrift on first pitch. Ice did not take screws well, in places I found good ice for screws after whacking off ~15 cm of crap ice. More solid ice near the top.
Lots of spindrift on first pitch. Ice did not take screws well, in places I found good ice for screws after whacking off ~15 cm of crap ice. More solid ice near the top.
Phil Emerson ?Feb, 2011 AltLd Good quality ice. Good expsosure
Good quality ice. Good expsosure
Gibbo 29 Jan, 2011 AltLd Rich led the hard stuff
with Rich A
Rich led the hard stuff
with Rich A
robcrowther 10 Jan, 2011 2nd
Lone Rider ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with karen
with karen
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with phil
with phil
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
with niall
with niall
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd
Dustin 22 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Pat Ingram
with Pat Ingram
Hidden 20 Apr, 2010 Lead
geoff.comley 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Mark led first three pitches and i led next two with mark topping out on a windless summit plateau. Long route but climbing was amazing with good conditions
Mark led first three pitches and i led next two with mark topping out on a windless summit plateau. Long route but climbing was amazing with good conditions
mark-abz 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with geoff.comley, Alex
with geoff.comley, Alex
Ice Spider 15 Apr, 2010 AltLd
tjmillen 4 Apr, 2010 Lead
with dorine
with dorine
Hidden 2 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 2nd
jamestheyip 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Good fat ice. Loads of spindrift.
with Alejandro Garcia
Good fat ice. Loads of spindrift.
with Alejandro Garcia
el cholo 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
niallk 20 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S First up after the thaw, so nice to do a 'fresh' route. Great ice for climbing at the bottom, less so for protection. Absolutely amazing styrofoam on the top pitch. Led 2nd, final and some snow pitches.
with Drew Connelly
First up after the thaw, so nice to do a 'fresh' route. Great ice for climbing at the bottom, less so for protection. Absolutely amazing styrofoam on the top pitch. Led 2nd, final and some snow pitches.
with Drew Connelly
Hidden 20 Mar, 2010 -
gregor 15 Mar, 2010 -
Pete Graham 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Luke Porter
with Luke Porter
rob1 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Andrea Sales
with Andrea Sales
John sealey 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd
The Bad Cough 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 10 Mar, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 9 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Dave Searle ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
with gav
with gav
tubby two ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Thom
with Thom
Hidden ?Feb, 2010 AltLd
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 -
simon_D 28 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Good quality and fat ice on p1,2 and chimney 4. Higher up ice a wee bit brittle and also some pure water ice bosses have formed (steep and hard!). Took us 8 hours on this route with faf and 7 pitches, belayed 5m short of summit as only had 50m rope lengths, do yourself a favour and take 60's! Great route!
with Neil Silver
Good quality and fat ice on p1,2 and chimney 4. Higher up ice a wee bit brittle and also some pure water ice bosses have formed (steep and hard!). Took us 8 hours on this route with faf and 7 pitches, belayed 5m short of summit as only had 50m rope lengths, do yourself a favour and take 60's! Great route!
with Neil Silver
HimTiggins 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with tebs
with tebs
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2009 2nd
luckyjim ?Mar, 2009 AltLd
with D Helm
with D Helm
benclimbing ?Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Jamie Bankhead
with Jamie Bankhead
John sealey 10 Feb, 2009 AltLd
Ken Applegate 9 Feb, 2009 AltLd Tony suggested a moon-lit climb, so having climbed Comb Gully that day, I headed home for an hour's rest, before heading back up, and climbing through the night. What a great route! Climbed in 7 pitches, topped out at 4am.
with Tony Shephard
Tony suggested a moon-lit climb, so having climbed Comb Gully that day, I headed home for an hour's rest, before heading back up, and climbing through the night. What a great route! Climbed in 7 pitches, topped out at 4am.
with Tony Shephard
Jamie B ?Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Ben Cooling
with Ben Cooling
Hidden 21 Apr, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 19 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 12 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with ontour
with ontour
Dave Thompson 7 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Mike Allison
with Mike Allison
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 -
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 AltLd
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 2nd
akhughes 24 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
with Steptoe
alan wilson 24 Mar, 2008 AltLd good ice all the way...crux on 1st pich bulge, second pitch steep start, chimney choked out...
with n smith
good ice all the way...crux on 1st pich bulge, second pitch steep start, chimney choked out...
with n smith
dave o 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Sandy P 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with Andy S
with Andy S
Ed Booth 21 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Adam Booth 21 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
smac ?Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Richard Biggar
with Richard Biggar
gaz.marshall ?Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
scott gibson ?Feb, 2008 2nd
with john glendinning, steve lynch
with john glendinning, steve lynch
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Hidden 2 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
Joe Nunn ?Apr, 2007 - 2nd V ice route - superb!
with Andrew Stokes
2nd V ice route - superb!
with Andrew Stokes
RobScotland 30 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with jonnyb
with jonnyb
Martin Bennett 26 Mar, 2007 -
with SW
with SW
Andrew Sloan 24 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Steve badly cut by ice dislodged by higher parties, needed stitches at A and E. Superb conditions.
with Steve Grove
Steve badly cut by ice dislodged by higher parties, needed stitches at A and E. Superb conditions.
with Steve Grove
stokesrees 22 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with Joe Nunn
with Joe Nunn
Rob Pitt ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Nick Arding
with Nick Arding
marxk ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
French Erick 17 Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S Good route but miserable conditions. Super heavy duty spindrifts (or mini avalanches)threatening to pull us off with very sparse fiddly gear. Felt serious although the climbing is mostly easy. To round it up had to navigate out in full-on blizzard. An entertaining day out.
Good route but miserable conditions. Super heavy duty spindrifts (or mini avalanches)threatening to pull us off with very sparse fiddly gear. Felt serious although the climbing is mostly easy. To round it up had to navigate out in full-on blizzard. An entertaining day out.
Stuart the postie 17 Apr, 2006 AltLd
seanyt ?Feb, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 5 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
sgl 5 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
with Konnie
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
Chad123 ?Jan, 2005 AltLd Great route, three nice pitches at the bottom and then nice open, easy climbing. Topped out at sunset - lovely!
with Greg and Numpty
Great route, three nice pitches at the bottom and then nice open, easy climbing. Topped out at sunset - lovely!
with Greg and Numpty
Hidden ?Mar, 2004 AltLd O/S
Jim Haydock 13 Mar, 2003 2nd
with Dave Hollinger
with Dave Hollinger
frost ?Mar, 2003 AltLd
with N Griffiths
with N Griffiths
Hidden ?Mar, 2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 -
Hidden ?Apr, 2002 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 30 Mar, 2002 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
with Dave Mitchell
DaveHK 9 Mar, 2002 AltLd
with John Watson
with John Watson
Hidden 31 Mar, 2001 AltLd
plain kitten ??, 2001 - GMcE + RC
GMcE + RC
phil64 ??, 2001 Lead
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
Hidden ?Mar, 1997 AltLd
NeilGriffiths ??, 1997 -
Hidden ?May, 1996 -
Hidden 31 Mar, 1996 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 16 Apr, 1994 Lead Poor conditions - a mushy layer over the underlying ice makes the ascent less pleasurable than hoped.
with Ian Cartwright
Poor conditions - a mushy layer over the underlying ice makes the ascent less pleasurable than hoped.
with Ian Cartwright
Campbell42 11 Apr, 1993 AltLd O/S
with Kim Wainwright
with Kim Wainwright
Hidden 11 Mar, 1993 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 1992 Solo
mike hope 24 Mar, 1992 AltLd O/S
with Martin S
with Martin S
Yourlead 29 Apr, 1991 2nd
with Graham Penny
with Graham Penny
Neil McA 3 Feb, 1991 AltLd O/S
with Paul Jenkinson
with Paul Jenkinson
pauldrew ??, 1991 AltLd
with Ian Lewis
with Ian Lewis
Grezza ??, 1991 Lead
Steve Crowe 13 Jan, 1990 AltLd O/S
Falko 24 Feb, 1987 Lead O/S Had the worst hotaches of my life at the foot of this route! I remember the pain, even after 25 years. The climbing was brilliant thereafter.
with Al W.
Had the worst hotaches of my life at the foot of this route! I remember the pain, even after 25 years. The climbing was brilliant thereafter.
with Al W.
Hidden 14 Feb, 1987 Solo
GaryK ?Feb, 1987 Solo Soloed it with Chris Forrest. I had just soloed Point 5 and he had just led Astral Highway, and we both fancied another route before descending. Excellent route in a great position.
Soloed it with Chris Forrest. I had just soloed Point 5 and he had just led Astral Highway, and we both fancied another route before descending. Excellent route in a great position.
Hidden 11 Feb, 1986 AltLd
steveb2006 4 Feb, 1986 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
with Mervyn Dudley
Bob ??, 1986 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1985 Solo
Martin Haworth ?Mar, 1984 AltLd O/S
with Scottish bloke
with Scottish bloke
charlesmfrench 7 Apr, 1983 AltLd O/S 2,L,2.
with Alan Bennett
2,L,2.
with Alan Bennett
charlesmfrench 7 Apr, 1983 AltLd O/S 2,L,2
with Alan Bennett
2,L,2
with Alan Bennett
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