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milena 30 Mar, 2018 2nd
harry_lewis 30 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with milena
with milena
Hugh Simons 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Accidently merged on to indicator right hand after the first pitch - sort of looked like the right way to go! Ended up leading that in 1 big pitch which was rather bold although easy enough climbing - the ice was pretty good if a little thin for screws. Appleby then led up the snow slope before I did a short pitch to the top. Belaying off the summit trig point was great! Route felt more like V 5 today. Amazing weather with an inversion all day and stunning views over to teams on tower ridge.
with Appleby
Accidently merged on to indicator right hand after the first pitch - sort of looked like the right way to go! Ended up leading that in 1 big pitch which was rather bold although easy enough climbing - the ice was pretty good if a little thin for screws. Appleby then led up the snow slope before I did a short pitch to the top. Belaying off the summit trig point was great! Route felt more like V 5 today. Amazing weather with an inversion all day and stunning views over to teams on tower ridge.
with Appleby
Appleby 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd
lanky ?Mar, 2018 AltLd did after observatory buttress
with Aidan
did after observatory buttress
with Aidan
s kennedy 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Craig Holden 23 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
graemew ??, 2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
davkeo 18 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S Shitty weather. Freezing level at base of the climb. Noticible difference in the ice today. Softer but really nice to climb. Quiet day on the mountain.
Shitty weather. Freezing level at base of the climb. Noticible difference in the ice today. Softer but really nice to climb. Quiet day on the mountain.
Ross Davidson 13 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Good first 2 pitches but not great for the last 2
with 67hours
Good first 2 pitches but not great for the last 2
with 67hours
67hours 13 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1 and 3. Bit thin on the second pitch. Nervy (for Ross on lead).
Led P1 and 3. Bit thin on the second pitch. Nervy (for Ross on lead).
CharleyAnn 9 Apr, 2016 2nd
robgixer 9 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Good ice in places, thin detached ice on the crux and a bit steep for tech4. Big soft cornice made for a scary finish but managed to cut a slot through the smallest part.
Good ice in places, thin detached ice on the crux and a bit steep for tech4. Big soft cornice made for a scary finish but managed to cut a slot through the smallest part.
Hidden ?Apr, 2016 -
Just Will 25 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S First thing in the morning on a calm, atmospheric day. After cruising up Tower Scoop (for the fourth time in a week) for a warm up, I tracked around sections of windslab over to the the bottom of the route. There was no one else in Observatory gully, apart from a team tiptoeing around the Eastern Traverse, which made for a memorable climb on hero ice... First time placements all the way. Pulled through the cornice onto the deserted summit - very special day out. Back for bacon and eggs in the CIC generously gifted by Joe and Alfie.
First thing in the morning on a calm, atmospheric day. After cruising up Tower Scoop (for the fourth time in a week) for a warm up, I tracked around sections of windslab over to the the bottom of the route. There was no one else in Observatory gully, apart from a team tiptoeing around the Eastern Traverse, which made for a memorable climb on hero ice... First time placements all the way. Pulled through the cornice onto the deserted summit - very special day out. Back for bacon and eggs in the CIC generously gifted by Joe and Alfie.
martinbettridge06 23 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
guitarshane 23 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Alfie Maun 22 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Joe Fisher
with Joe Fisher
Col Kingshott 21 Mar, 2016 Lead Rained from start of route to summit. Ice okay, some cruddy bits. Seemed to be thawing.
Rained from start of route to summit. Ice okay, some cruddy bits. Seemed to be thawing.
Andy Hewison 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd Combination of good plastic water ice and some real cruddy stuff especially on p2. Started dripping later on. Amazing day.
with Drew Connelly
Combination of good plastic water ice and some real cruddy stuff especially on p2. Started dripping later on. Amazing day.
with Drew Connelly
Hidden 17 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
Jake Young 1 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S Led Pitch 3 by accident, was supposed to be on Good Friday Climb but ended going up the final pitch of this. only just had enough rope going through the cornice. bomber ice. no ice screws, pretty steep. nice topping out on the summit, i looked like an icicle.
with JemG
Led Pitch 3 by accident, was supposed to be on Good Friday Climb but ended going up the final pitch of this. only just had enough rope going through the cornice. bomber ice. no ice screws, pretty steep. nice topping out on the summit, i looked like an icicle.
with JemG
benclimbing 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Great route but short. I led 1st pitch (60m on rope stretch) and Al got 2nd pitch (moved together for a few metres). Ice felt worryingly detached but it is very late season! Great ice for screws and certainly steep enough to warrant V,5 today
with Al Todd
Great route but short. I led 1st pitch (60m on rope stretch) and Al got 2nd pitch (moved together for a few metres). Ice felt worryingly detached but it is very late season! Great ice for screws and certainly steep enough to warrant V,5 today
with Al Todd
Hidden 9 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
Webster 9 May, 2015 AltLd O/S fantastic! end of the first pitch and start of the second pitch pretty steep for tech 4, and pro not all that good for whole second (crux) pitch. involved and exciting climbing the entire way
fantastic! end of the first pitch and start of the second pitch pretty steep for tech 4, and pro not all that good for whole second (crux) pitch. involved and exciting climbing the entire way
Andy Hewison 11 Apr, 2015 AltLd Good climb, ice still good, steep rising traverse on 2nd pitch was good.
with Drew Connelly
Good climb, ice still good, steep rising traverse on 2nd pitch was good.
with Drew Connelly
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 Solo
1202alarm 5 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Great route, over very quickly though
with Jamie Evans
Great route, over very quickly though
with Jamie Evans
chrisallan 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
team fat belly 4 Apr, 2015 - Probably 5 in the conditions we found it in today. The ice was OK and the pro was there but there was a slushy crud around that you had to negotiate as well. Could do with a refreeze.
with Chris
Probably 5 in the conditions we found it in today. The ice was OK and the pro was there but there was a slushy crud around that you had to negotiate as well. Could do with a refreeze.
with Chris
Hidden 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
jamieevans ?Apr, 2015 AltLd
olekemi 28 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S In 3 pitches. A very fine route, on a not-so-fine day.
with Colin D
In 3 pitches. A very fine route, on a not-so-fine day.
with Colin D
Colin Dyer 28 Mar, 2015 AltLd Great route with excellent sticky ice throughout. Originally went to climb psycadellic wall but opted for this instead in the poor visibility and dodgy approach. Pitch 2 very sustained but never very hard.
with olekemi
Great route with excellent sticky ice throughout. Originally went to climb psycadellic wall but opted for this instead in the poor visibility and dodgy approach. Pitch 2 very sustained but never very hard.
with olekemi
kirstypallas 25 Mar, 2015 2nd
Captain Solo 24 Mar, 2015 Solo Great fun but only really IV,4
Great fun but only really IV,4
mim tiller 22 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 20 Mar, 2015 AltLd
arose 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd Great middle pitch
Great middle pitch
joesmith 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd Awesome route. Ice in great nick. Ali led the main of the steeper ground
with arose
Awesome route. Ice in great nick. Ali led the main of the steeper ground
with arose
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
alexmcmillan 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1 and 2. Topped out before 11 into brilliant sunshine.
Lead pitches 1 and 2. Topped out before 11 into brilliant sunshine.
Hoyes 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Excellent conditions. Led the plumb second pitch – although the first pitch was great too. Spectacular views out over observatory gully, gardyloo buttress and tower ridge.
Excellent conditions. Led the plumb second pitch – although the first pitch was great too. Spectacular views out over observatory gully, gardyloo buttress and tower ridge.
cacheson 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Alex led pitches 1 and 2, I led the easy 3rd pitch and didn't quite have enough rope to top out... Bucket seat and through lead to the top
Alex led pitches 1 and 2, I led the easy 3rd pitch and didn't quite have enough rope to top out... Bucket seat and through lead to the top
Anna_wells 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Lumbering Oaf 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P1, P3. P1 shortish ice pitch. P2 a long ice pitch. P3 a chossy snow slope with little pro. P4 exited rightward gully next to buttress.
with Hoyes
Led P1, P3. P1 shortish ice pitch. P2 a long ice pitch. P3 a chossy snow slope with little pro. P4 exited rightward gully next to buttress.
with Hoyes
peterneden 14 Mar, 2015 Lead
Grezza 14 Mar, 2015 Lead Plus direct start below (which was hardest part)
with Paul E
Plus direct start below (which was hardest part)
with Paul E
MSchobitz 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S In 3 pitches, I led the steeper p2. Amazingly fun!
In 3 pitches, I led the steeper p2. Amazingly fun!
alex toomey 14 Mar, 2015 Lead
HarryNewmark 14 Mar, 2015 2nd
with Alex Toomey, Jake Dowell
with Alex Toomey, Jake Dowell
Harry Holmes 14 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S led P1 and top section, Awesome route
led P1 and top section, Awesome route
gripped01 10 Mar, 2015 Lead
with Dan Graves
with Dan Graves
Hidden 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd
planetmarshall 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd Took the first and third pitch. 1st pitch very sparsely protected and mushy ice after the previous day's thaw. Would have enjoyed it more if it had had the benefit of a harder freeze.
with Suzana
Took the first and third pitch. 1st pitch very sparsely protected and mushy ice after the previous day's thaw. Would have enjoyed it more if it had had the benefit of a harder freeze.
with Suzana
ollie1 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with alex shipp
with alex shipp
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
Hidden 23 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 23 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
crowberry gully 26 Apr, 2013 - Heavy snow in Observatory Gully, good ice on the route
Heavy snow in Observatory Gully, good ice on the route
luckyjim 21 Apr, 2013 AltLd Good snow/ice for climbing..... not so great for taking ice screws though!
with D Helm
Good snow/ice for climbing..... not so great for taking ice screws though!
with D Helm
mjsmith1973 19 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Mick Howie, Ken Applegate
with Mick Howie, Ken Applegate
Ken Applegate 19 Apr, 2013 Lead Day of work. Great route, and in good condition. Cornice was vertical yet solid.
with Mick, Mick
Day of work. Great route, and in good condition. Cornice was vertical yet solid.
with Mick, Mick
dan doran 5 Apr, 2013 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 4 Apr, 2013 AltLd Perfect ice and weather!
with Danny Doran
Perfect ice and weather!
with Danny Doran
Hidden 31 Mar, 2013 Lead
climber34neil 12 Mar, 2013 -
Jack00 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Olly
with Olly
ollyroberts 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Pitch 2 and short one up last gully and cornice.
with Jack00
Pitch 2 and short one up last gully and cornice.
with Jack00
Andy Hewison 6 Mar, 2013 2nd dnf Did two approach pitches then binned it due to conditions and fatigue!!!
with Pete Jackson, Chadders
Did two approach pitches then binned it due to conditions and fatigue!!!
with Pete Jackson, Chadders
Ben Sharp 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Graeme Barr 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
dav_713 1 Mar, 2013 -
with Davie Scott
with Davie Scott
The old James turnbull ?Mar, 2013 AltLd
with aiden
with aiden
John Kettle 28 Feb, 2013 Lead guiding
guiding
Hidden 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
geoff b 12 Feb, 2013 Lead A long day out but a brilliant route which I'd wanted to do for a long time. A long (60m) P2 got over the main difficulties.
with Dr. Nick
A long day out but a brilliant route which I'd wanted to do for a long time. A long (60m) P2 got over the main difficulties.
with Dr. Nick
johniebriggs ?Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Kat M
with Kat M
rufus.duits 10 Mar, 2012 Solo A little thin and melting fast, but enough ice. Should be still OK tomorrow.
A little thin and melting fast, but enough ice. Should be still OK tomorrow.
Tim Sparrow 14 Feb, 2012 -
with nniff
with nniff
nniff 14 Feb, 2012 -
jamiefoxen 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S P1,3,4. cruddy snow ice made feet placements difficult and huge amounts of falling ice from party above. Better ice underneath crud.
with bob foster
P1,3,4. cruddy snow ice made feet placements difficult and huge amounts of falling ice from party above. Better ice underneath crud.
with bob foster
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 Lead
Clevelandclimber 28 Jan, 2012 Lead
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 2nd
vaughany 24 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with mark patterson
with mark patterson
mark88 24 Jan, 2012 Lead
with Alex Vaughan
with Alex Vaughan
Luke Brooks 12 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with Konrad Doyle
with Konrad Doyle
abbeywall 27 Mar, 2011 AltLd great conditions
with K, FM
great conditions
with K, FM
flo1 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with Big Lee
with Big Lee
Big Lee 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Ice a little on the brittle side but easy to protect. Worth it for the belay on the summit cairn.
with flo1
Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Ice a little on the brittle side but easy to protect. Worth it for the belay on the summit cairn.
with flo1
bob johnson 7 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with Donald King, Al Borrett
with Donald King, Al Borrett
S Lynch 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Great route.
with rob1
Great route.
with rob1
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd
rob1 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
niallk 5 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Lead p2 at 50m managing to hog all the decent climbing, and also the top-out.
with Drew Connelly
Lead p2 at 50m managing to hog all the decent climbing, and also the top-out.
with Drew Connelly
jamesh 5 Mar, 2011 2nd
with Jim Unwin
with Jim Unwin
Hidden 2 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
AB1965 ?Mar, 2011 -
James Gordon ?Mar, 2011 -
Adam Booth 26 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S With only one ice axe for the last 10 meters!
With only one ice axe for the last 10 meters!
masa-alpin 26 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S I lead P1, P2+P3, Luke lead (P3+)P4. In condition. The quality of ice was not great and very few screws were trustable. The spindrift was horrendous... Topping out directly to the summit is a good feeling!
with lucasp
I lead P1, P2+P3, Luke lead (P3+)P4. In condition. The quality of ice was not great and very few screws were trustable. The spindrift was horrendous... Topping out directly to the summit is a good feeling!
with lucasp
lucasp 26 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Did in 3 pitches (60m ropes needed for this). Masa 1 and 2 me 3. When the mist briefly cleared on the second belay I found myself in one of the most spectacular positions I've ever been in.
with masa
Did in 3 pitches (60m ropes needed for this). Masa 1 and 2 me 3. When the mist briefly cleared on the second belay I found myself in one of the most spectacular positions I've ever been in.
with masa
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
Tenko ??, 2011 -
adie84 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Conan 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Another superb route. Pity it wasn't a bit longer. Ice was in pefect nick all the way to the scary cornice. Led the 1st and last pitch. Belayed from the trig point as well then had lunch sunbathing on the summit. Shame about the muppet on "Riders on the Storm"
with Philippa Reader, Loz
Another superb route. Pity it wasn't a bit longer. Ice was in pefect nick all the way to the scary cornice. Led the 1st and last pitch. Belayed from the trig point as well then had lunch sunbathing on the summit. Shame about the muppet on "Riders on the Storm"
with Philippa Reader, Loz
Hidden 31 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
keith leonard ??, 2010 AltLd dnf
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 18 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
HimTiggins 18 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Sam
with Sam
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Mar, 2009 2nd
Hidden 20 Mar, 2009 AltLd
Chris Dickinson 20 Mar, 2009 AltLd
gripped01 ?Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Si Moore
with Si Moore
gregor ?Mar, 2009 -
Jamie B ?Mar, 2009 AltLd More like IV,4 in late-season nick.
with Rich Parker
More like IV,4 in late-season nick.
with Rich Parker
J1PEF ?Mar, 2009 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 24 Feb, 2009 AltLd rpt
Ken Applegate 20 Feb, 2009 AltLd Led pitch 2, which was a fantastic ice pitch!
with Dave Kirby
Led pitch 2, which was a fantastic ice pitch!
with Dave Kirby
John Kettle 21 Apr, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 19 Apr, 2008 -
mgg 25 Mar, 2008 2nd
morsg 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with morsy
with morsy
morsy 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with gerhard mors
with gerhard mors
Ken Christie 4 Mar, 2008 2nd
with Alan Kimber
with Alan Kimber
simon_D 24 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S Very reachy moves but all within the grasp!
with Neil Silver
Very reachy moves but all within the grasp!
with Neil Silver
Charlie wp Hill ??, 2008 AltLd
stokesrees 7 Apr, 2007 AltLd
with Joe Nunn
with Joe Nunn
Hidden 3 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
SWalls 3 Apr, 2007 AltLd
with Andy Ruck, Helen
with Andy Ruck, Helen
decs 3 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Did right-hand variation
with tebs
Did right-hand variation
with tebs
Alec 31 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with John and Pete
with John and Pete
gaz.marshall 3 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Steev
with Steev
steev 3 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
jamestheyip 25 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
with Miguel Ciriza
reg_measures 17 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S We climbed the Right Hand Variation at about 5 V
with claire salter
We climbed the Right Hand Variation at about 5 V
with claire salter
Hidden 9 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
Bezz ?Feb, 2007 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ??, 2007 -
bandersnatch ?Mar, 2006 Lead
mike.moss ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Ben Williams
with Ben Williams
Hidden 20 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
sgl 20 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
with Konnie
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead
Hidden 3 Mar, 2004 AltLd O/S
charlesmfrench 6 May, 2002 AltLd O/S 2,L,2.
with Mark Vandome
2,L,2.
with Mark Vandome
Mark Stevenson 27 Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Kev Edwards
with Kev Edwards
Gudge ?Feb, 2002 AltLd O/S
with gwh
with gwh
pauldrew ??, 2002 AltLd
with Crag Jones
with Crag Jones
theflyingpaddy ?Mar, 2000 2nd
with David Kerr
with David Kerr
Hidden ??, 2000 AltLd O/S
mike hope 25 Mar, 1999 AltLd O/S wonderful ice
with Martin S
wonderful ice
with Martin S
Dave Almond ??, 1999 AltLd
marxk ??, 1999 -
Hidden 26 Feb, 1998 AltLd
phil64 ??, 1997 -
roncaves 22 Apr, 1995 AltLd
with James Thomas
with James Thomas
steveb2006 25 Feb, 1995 Lead Good conditions up here after retreating from Observatory Buttress. 4 good pitches - somewhat run out and on thin ice in places. Cloudy on the route but clears nicely on top. Walk round onto Carn Mor Dearg after.
with Paul Goodman
Good conditions up here after retreating from Observatory Buttress. 4 good pitches - somewhat run out and on thin ice in places. Cloudy on the route but clears nicely on top. Walk round onto Carn Mor Dearg after.
with Paul Goodman
Neil McA 3 Apr, 1993 Lead rpt
with Chris Thorpe
with Chris Thorpe
Grezza ??, 1993 Lead
with JuJu
with JuJu
Neil McA 26 Jan, 1991 Lead O/S Warm, nice easy ice, terrible viz.
with Andy Cave
Warm, nice easy ice, terrible viz.
with Andy Cave
Hidden 20 Feb, 1987 Lead
Hidden 17 Feb, 1987 Solo
GaryK ?Jan, 1987 AltLd O/S
with Mark Thompson
with Mark Thompson
Lone Rider ?Jan, 1983 Solo O/S
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