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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Robin Smith Legacy, Summer Trip 2014, The Pinnacle.


ClimberDateStyle
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
dave o 23/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Decent

with Steve Addy, Andy Munro
davkeo 19/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Start 9.10 top 10.10. Variable ice. Brilliant route. Keeps on going. One of my best days up here.

HaddRoots 21/Mar/16 AltLd
with jev, seb
Fatherof2 19/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

First couple pitches thin came in from rhs. Not much ice in narrow section. Top pitches great condition.

with Jeff
Hidden 10/Mar/16 AltLd
AndyL 10/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Perfect condition

with Adam Noble
tunnah 09/Mar/16 Lead O/S

perfect conditions an good ice

climber34neil 09/Mar/16 -

With Mark s and mark s

Hidden 09/Mar/16 AltLd
mark-abz 09/Mar/16 2nd
with Mark S & Neil B
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Lead
Steven Carter ??/2016 -
eaf4 14/May/15 AltLd
with Glenn Gordon
glenngordon 14/May/15 AltLd O/S

Lower half climbed with in big boots and crampons were donned when verglas became a problem. Top had two sections of great ice taking screws. Great neve elsewhere. Not truly winter neither summer conditions. The Ben was the place to be. Certainly alpine. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.995095233834261.1073741842.553984794611976&type=1

with Euan Fowler
olekemi 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Excellent. Swinging leads and some moving together.

with Lester S
alexm198 08/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

In 5 pitches. Led odds. 1st pitch is in mixed condition, ice is complete after this, if a bit rotten in places. All in all a steady but serious climb, with gear prospects fairly slim given the quality of the ice and the widespread verglas.

masa-alpin 08/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Alex lead P1, 3, 5, and I did P2, 4 (and very easy P6). We climbed through spindrift all day, as it never ceased. Awful weather. But the ice conditions weren't too bad, though pretty sparsely protected. The temperature was above freezing with water dripping from ice when we started, but the freezing level got lowered below the CIC by the early evening.

with Alex M
rob1 ??/2014 -
stratandrew 13/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Superb conditions. totally plastered. all mixed ground fully iced. temps around freezing so ice & neve very good placements. 7 pitches. A little over six hrs. I led odds, SG evens.

Hidden 21/Mar/13 AltLd dnf
Harry Holmes 17/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Kirill 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Good climbing, but couldn't find much protection. First pitch was practically a solo. Slightly more exciting then I would have liked.

mike.moss 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/13 Lead
bob johnson 12/Mar/13 -
with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
terrymccall 07/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with ian cragie
luckyjim 03/Mar/13 AltLd
with D Helm
Ken Applegate 03/Mar/13 Lead

Route in great condition, with chewy ice and first time axe placements throughout. Crux is steep but has sinker hooks all the way.

with Bob, Al
AB1965 03/Mar/13 -

With Ken Applegate and Bob - great route

Hidden 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/13 -
Jamie B 20/Feb/13 AltLd
with Graham Boistelle
Tubs 10/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Hard steep ice pitch below the chimney, probably too early in the season.

with Amanda, Alan
captain ??/2013 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Sankey 21/Mar/11 2nd

First V on 2nd, felt hard and steep in places

with Simon Oxley, Adam Hughes
akhughes 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S

working and wet, but very good

Chad123 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely route especially with the direct finish. Just enough ice to make it not too scary but some exciting bits on the first two pitches....

with Kiwi Steve
Ken Applegate 01/Mar/11 AltLd

Great day, fantastic route! James led P1 & 3, I led P2. We then traversed over to the Direct Finish, which was very thin in place, but good fun.

with James Kniffen
Captain Solo 26/Feb/11 AltLd
with Ewan
Martin Haworth 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Classic route. Lower pitches in good nick, got a bit thin high up, with poor gear/belays.

with richard white
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
GraMc 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with mike freeman, brian fencil
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 02/Apr/10 -
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Harling
Hidden ?/Mar/10 2nd
datoon 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with K
khawk 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with DT
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
farmus21 ?/Dec/09 2nd dnf

Thin ice and little gear, abbed off

with Ben Allsford, Tom Ripley
steveP 21/Mar/09 AltLd dnf

Started this in thick cloud and didn't realise we were even on this route until we'd bailed. It looked hard and was melting fast. Should have been 200m lower on Observatory Ridge!

joe king 21/Mar/09 AltLd dnf
with steveP
alan wilson 17/Apr/08 AltLd

steeper than it looked... some hollow and rotten ice

with n smith
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
morsy 05/Apr/08 AltLd
with gerhard mors
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead
Joe Nunn 15/Mar/08 AltLd

First pitch i ran out 60m with no gear. Ice to thin for screws but ok to climb. scary.

with stevious
steev ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Manjoe
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
mikecopp 25/Mar/07 AltLd
with Sam Loveday
sgl 25/Mar/07 AltLd
with Mike
gaz.marshall 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with kcr
Hidden 23/Mar/07 AltLd
frost ?/Jan/07 AltLd
with D Garry
mux ??/2007 AltLd O/S

Wild day out ..blow off my feet more than once.

Hidden ??/2006 -
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
smac ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with John Lynch, Colin Maclean
Mark Stevenson 09/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/99 -
Grezza ?/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Mick RIP
Hidden 03/Apr/89 AltLd
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