The Gully to the left of Gardyloo Buttress. When not banked out there can be a small ice pitch that is around III.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
nough 16 Apr AltLd Only just frozen, rimed right at the bottom of the climb.
Only just frozen, rimed right at the bottom of the climb.
Butty 14 Apr Solo
paulh.0776 10 Apr -
with Hmc Dick
with Hmc Dick
willlday 9 Apr AltLd
with SPD224
with SPD224
Hidden 9 Apr AltLd
joem 8 Apr AltLd rpt
with Phil behan
with Phil behan
lukevf 8 Apr AltLd O/S
with joem
with joem
Butler! 7 Apr 2nd
Robertgiddy 7 Apr Lead good conditions, atmospheric worth more than 1 star!
with Butler!
good conditions, atmospheric worth more than 1 star!
with Butler!
evanc77 31 Mar Solo Nice ice pitch after the chokestone
with Bruce M
Nice ice pitch after the chokestone
with Bruce M
BillyB 16 Feb AltLd
chris smith 9 Jan AltLd O/S Very lean conditions middle ice pitch after the choxkstone was more like a 4, joes lead!
Very lean conditions middle ice pitch after the choxkstone was more like a 4, joes lead!
TobyA 5 Jan AltLd dnf Went a bit too light and didn't have enough ice screws to attempt the pretty big early season ice pitch right up at the top.
with SimonW
Went a bit too light and didn't have enough ice screws to attempt the pretty big early season ice pitch right up at the top.
with SimonW
JSCB ?? -
Hidden 28 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Ruaraidh ?Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
Johnathan 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Feb, 2018 Solo
clanger ??, 2018 -
Webster 29 Apr, 2017 Solo pretty epic, the best low grade route I have ever done! grade III condition atm with brittle water ice after the tunnel giving the exciting crux
pretty epic, the best low grade route I have ever done! grade III condition atm with brittle water ice after the tunnel giving the exciting crux
Hidden 22 Apr, 2017 2nd
Hidden 1 Apr, 2017 Solo
James Gordon ?Mar, 2017 -
EcoClimber 14 Feb, 2017 Lead Mostly lead by Kieran (aged 15), apart from the final ice pitch, lead by me.
with Vicky King, KDSclimber
Mostly lead by Kieran (aged 15), apart from the final ice pitch, lead by me.
with Vicky King, KDSclimber
Hidden 11 Feb, 2017 AltLd
JWTM 29 Jan, 2017 - Swimming through powder low down but good ice behind chockstone. Soloed all but engaging ice pitch higher up.
Swimming through powder low down but good ice behind chockstone. Soloed all but engaging ice pitch higher up.
joem 28 Jan, 2017 AltLd
CHarrison 28 Jan, 2017 - Soloed the first pitch. Seconded Joe on the second. Looking at the top pitch in lean conditions we decided we didn't have the nessisary ice screw, bravery or skill. We started contemplating our retreat when Stu and Pete showed up and kindly offered to let us follow up on their ropes
with joem
Soloed the first pitch. Seconded Joe on the second. Looking at the top pitch in lean conditions we decided we didn't have the nessisary ice screw, bravery or skill. We started contemplating our retreat when Stu and Pete showed up and kindly offered to let us follow up on their ropes
with joem
philgillespie 28 Jan, 2017 2nd
Gemmazrobo 22 Jan, 2017 2nd Very lean dinner plating top ice pitch made it tricky conditions for first ice but great day
with Al_Mac
Very lean dinner plating top ice pitch made it tricky conditions for first ice but great day
with Al_Mac
Al_Mac 22 Jan, 2017 Lead Thin!! Poor ice, one screw, great fun. Suspect it would have caught anyone out who was expecting a grade III romp. There was a short step in the gully below the chockstone. Minimal base.
Thin!! Poor ice, one screw, great fun. Suspect it would have caught anyone out who was expecting a grade III romp. There was a short step in the gully below the chockstone. Minimal base.
paul_the_northerner 20 Jan, 2017 AltLd dnf Slushy, melting, got worse as we got higher. Got a few yards up the gully itself before turning round.
Slushy, melting, got worse as we got higher. Got a few yards up the gully itself before turning round.
KAckroyd 20 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S Solo'd the first pitch, second and 3rd as a second. Final pitch was steep thin ice.
Solo'd the first pitch, second and 3rd as a second. Final pitch was steep thin ice.
Remyveness 20 Jan, 2017 Solo Soloed everything except the last pitch of ice which Paddy led. Was fairly thin but he got a few screws in.
Soloed everything except the last pitch of ice which Paddy led. Was fairly thin but he got a few screws in.
niallsash 7 Jan, 2017 Lead dnf Very wet day melting all round. Top pitched melted out not enough left to climb. Can round finished out tower gully.
with kdo
Very wet day melting all round. Top pitched melted out not enough left to climb. Can round finished out tower gully.
with kdo
Hidden 7 Jan, 2017 2nd
eilidh_m 2 Jan, 2017 2nd
with Willie Milne
with Willie Milne
010paw 2 Jan, 2017 AltLd Quality route in very lean conditions. Top pitch was no where near II or III. At minimum a hard IV in todays condition I would have said, could certainly catch you out if you are only climbing at grade III. Really enjoyed it all the same and was a good choice for us on the day. New boots were hurting the feet, hopefully they break in sooner rather than later....
Quality route in very lean conditions. Top pitch was no where near II or III. At minimum a hard IV in todays condition I would have said, could certainly catch you out if you are only climbing at grade III. Really enjoyed it all the same and was a good choice for us on the day. New boots were hurting the feet, hopefully they break in sooner rather than later....
Pero 22 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Oliver Smaje 19 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt Chockstone banked out, right hand groove.
Chockstone banked out, right hand groove.
Conor Nally 19 Mar, 2016 -
Kyrros 14 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
mBob8 11 Jan, 2016 AltLd Occasional good ice but mostly a steep snow slog... Still a fun atmospheric route.
Occasional good ice but mostly a steep snow slog... Still a fun atmospheric route.
damondavies 9 Jan, 2016 Lead
with Josh, nickb1
with Josh, nickb1
Rob N 9 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
with Bruce
with Bruce
Oliver Smaje 9 Jan, 2016 2nd O/S stephen lead over the ice step
with stephen
stephen lead over the ice step
with stephen
nickb1 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
with damondavies, josh
with damondavies, josh
Hugh Simons 6 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S Soloed up through the impressive chockstone tunnel then lead the last ice bulge, definitely grade III in its current state. Cool route.
Soloed up through the impressive chockstone tunnel then lead the last ice bulge, definitely grade III in its current state. Cool route.
Martin McKenna - UKC 6 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S 1 pitch required due to crud ice
1 pitch required due to crud ice
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Teappleby 31 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S Bomber névé all the way to about 15m from the top. Then a short ice section, not very long (3/4m) but pretty steep luckily the bomber névé started again straight away afterwards. Maybe worth III like this.
Bomber névé all the way to about 15m from the top. Then a short ice section, not very long (3/4m) but pretty steep luckily the bomber névé started again straight away afterwards. Maybe worth III like this.
harry_lewis 31 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S good nevé with a nice bit of ice at the top
good nevé with a nice bit of ice at the top
EcoClimber 31 Dec, 2015 Solo dnf Tried it with just 1 axe. Got half way up top ice pitch. Then retreated. Great route. I'll be better prepared next time.
Tried it with just 1 axe. Got half way up top ice pitch. Then retreated. Great route. I'll be better prepared next time.
efrance24234 22 Dec, 2015 2nd O/S Soloed up to top ice step. Slow plod till there.
Soloed up to top ice step. Slow plod till there.
Ewan Russell 20 Dec, 2015 Lead O/S ice pitch at back of chimney III 4. Snow wasn't consolidated to get to ice bit of work was required. soloed up to there.
ice pitch at back of chimney III 4. Snow wasn't consolidated to get to ice bit of work was required. soloed up to there.
treesrockice 20 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S Wooo! First climb on the Ben! Largly soloed apart from ewans lead of the III 4 ice pitch and then me taking the rope to the top.
Wooo! First climb on the Ben! Largly soloed apart from ewans lead of the III 4 ice pitch and then me taking the rope to the top.
bms 20 Apr, 2015 Solo Short pitch over the chockstone.
Short pitch over the chockstone.
Darkskys ??, 2014 -
rob1 ??, 2014 -
perrys 29 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 29 Nov, 2013 Lead rpt Thin and very icy all the way. The crux ice wall after the massive chock stone was poorly protected tech 4, so V 4 was more appropriate in today's conditions. Great fun, though the weather was pretty poor with loads of spindrift. Simon's first proper ice(!) route.
with perrys
Thin and very icy all the way. The crux ice wall after the massive chock stone was poorly protected tech 4, so V 4 was more appropriate in today's conditions. Great fun, though the weather was pretty poor with loads of spindrift. Simon's first proper ice(!) route.
with perrys
Gawyllie 23 Nov, 2013 Lead quite thin but solid higher up. the cave Pitch beyond the tunnel was probably the hardest climbing I have done to date, nearer IV than II
with john meechan
quite thin but solid higher up. the cave Pitch beyond the tunnel was probably the hardest climbing I have done to date, nearer IV than II
with john meechan
Parkie 3 Apr, 2013 Lead Great conditions - hard neve from CIC hut all way to bottom of route, feels like a route in itself. Huge amounts of ice, rock belays hard to find - ice screw belays. No ice tunnel but ice pitch corner good value. Cornice easily break throughable on left. Fantastic day out in perfect overhead conditions. Only downside was RAF plane sweeping down Obervatory Gully cared the by Jesus out of us - we though we were caught in mother of all avalanches.
with Sally
Great conditions - hard neve from CIC hut all way to bottom of route, feels like a route in itself. Huge amounts of ice, rock belays hard to find - ice screw belays. No ice tunnel but ice pitch corner good value. Cornice easily break throughable on left. Fantastic day out in perfect overhead conditions. Only downside was RAF plane sweeping down Obervatory Gully cared the by Jesus out of us - we though we were caught in mother of all avalanches.
with Sally
mzchambers 29 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
with Ben G
with Ben G
Hidden 13 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
dav_713 13 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with Davie Scott
with Davie Scott
picasso 2 Mar, 2013 Lead
philipstead 23 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Excellent conditions and could not have been better. I had a bit of a problem in the ice tunnel as it was too small to fit through with the daypack so I had to attach my pack to my harness with a sling while in the tunnel. Ice build up has made the tunnel impassable with a pack about half way up.
Excellent conditions and could not have been better. I had a bit of a problem in the ice tunnel as it was too small to fit through with the daypack so I had to attach my pack to my harness with a sling while in the tunnel. Ice build up has made the tunnel impassable with a pack about half way up.
Hidden 18 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
mike_tamanawis 9 Feb, 2013 2nd β
with Ollie, chrishopkinson
with Ollie, chrishopkinson
Hidden 9 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
wilkinscl 6 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Dangerous after heavy snowfall.
with morpcat
Dangerous after heavy snowfall.
with morpcat
morpcat 6 Feb, 2013 - Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh
Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh
Doogleman ?Feb, 2013 Lead Tunnel was just in (party in front dug out the top for us. Provided some nice shelter from a cold stormy day but required taking the bag off and wriggling. All great fun though
Tunnel was just in (party in front dug out the top for us. Provided some nice shelter from a cold stormy day but required taking the bag off and wriggling. All great fun though
Tony Ryland ?Feb, 2013 - Mark's freeze and retreat
with Jonathan Davies
Mark's freeze and retreat
with Jonathan Davies
carl_123 12 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Mattlloyd10 10 Jan, 2013 2nd Lasted longer than expected into the night. I found it a challenge.
Lasted longer than expected into the night. I found it a challenge.
rob16 ??, 2013 AltLd
drew8connelly ??, 2013 -
6aPunter ??, 2013 -
grp 18 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S not sure how many grade ii's require a cut loose? probably easier with more ice
not sure how many grade ii's require a cut loose? probably easier with more ice
jon_ridley 18 Dec, 2012 -
becoming-stranger 18 Dec, 2012 2nd O/S
peter fetlar 15 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S neve poor, ice lean,chockstone 10ft gap,upper chimny ice cascade not fully formed ,desperte for grade technical 4
with stewart
neve poor, ice lean,chockstone 10ft gap,upper chimny ice cascade not fully formed ,desperte for grade technical 4
with stewart
Hidden 13 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
Ken Christie 6 May, 2012 Solo
with Robin Bennie
with Robin Bennie
thebat 14 Apr, 2012 -
with Ontour
with Ontour
Hidden 7 Apr, 2012 Lead
Adamski1986 7 Apr, 2012 2nd Kerry's second winter lead, brilliant climb, tunnel adds to the quality of route!
with kerry
Kerry's second winter lead, brilliant climb, tunnel adds to the quality of route!
with kerry
Hidden 6 Apr, 2012 AltLd
alastairbegley 4 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S Fantastic conditions, ice cave was great, very wintry looking mountain
Fantastic conditions, ice cave was great, very wintry looking mountain
parksy986 26 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S last of winter just, fantastic top pitch clear views on the summit
with Roch
last of winter just, fantastic top pitch clear views on the summit
with Roch
Roch 26 Mar, 2012 AltLd Hottest march on record. Snow was still frozen at top of observatory gully, slightly soggier on top. Tower Scoop had 2 teams on it.
Hottest march on record. Snow was still frozen at top of observatory gully, slightly soggier on top. Tower Scoop had 2 teams on it.
Hidden 26 Mar, 2012 AltLd
Sally Hudson 23 Mar, 2012 AltLd
with Alan Halewood
with Alan Halewood
Hidden 21 Mar, 2012 Solo
Hidden 21 Mar, 2012 Solo
Paul Figg 18 Mar, 2012 Solo
Mike_d78 18 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S Stepped out most of the way with a tight squeeze through the tunnel under chockstone, good fun!
with ste_d
Stepped out most of the way with a tight squeeze through the tunnel under chockstone, good fun!
with ste_d
ste_d 18 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S
PAJames 18 Mar, 2012 - Good fun! http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/18-03-12-ben-nevis-winter-climbing.html
Good fun! http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/18-03-12-ben-nevis-winter-climbing.html
Blurgy319 18 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S The tunnel was formed really nicely which made for some interesting climbing
The tunnel was formed really nicely which made for some interesting climbing
abbeywall 18 Mar, 2012 Lead soloed up to cave, took rope through the tunnel but not really necessary as it turned out. Magical and unique!
with K, AC
soloed up to cave, took rope through the tunnel but not really necessary as it turned out. Magical and unique!
with K, AC
Hidden 17 Mar, 2012 AltLd
climberuk 17 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Soloed except for through the tunnel to the top. Drew led it. A tight squeeze through the cave. Definately high in the novelty grade.
with Drew, Nina
Soloed except for through the tunnel to the top. Drew led it. A tight squeeze through the cave. Definately high in the novelty grade.
with Drew, Nina
Hidden 14 Mar, 2012 Lead
Hidden 14 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Ken Applegate 13 Mar, 2012 AltLd Going through the ice tunnel was good fun!
with Rusty
Going through the ice tunnel was good fun!
with Rusty
Simonfarfaraway 5 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Did after Tower Scoop (Smiths had big queue, Good Friday was over-run with people), really enjoyable and unique route. Up through the ice tunnel!
with Huw
Did after Tower Scoop (Smiths had big queue, Good Friday was over-run with people), really enjoyable and unique route. Up through the ice tunnel!
with Huw
thomb 2 Mar, 2012 Solo bizarre tunnel - felt like ice pot-holing - loved it.
bizarre tunnel - felt like ice pot-holing - loved it.
kj001 1 Mar, 2012 2nd
with phil64
with phil64
phil64 1 Mar, 2012 Lead
with kj001
with kj001
Steve Woollard 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Joe Bellows
with Joe Bellows
A Reid 25 Feb, 2012 Lead Great climb, tunnel felt pretty tight!
with Charles
Great climb, tunnel felt pretty tight!
with Charles
Scott Dunkley 25 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Dom S, Scott A
with Dom S, Scott A
Hidden 15 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
bowls 12 Feb, 2012 AltLd dnf Turned back in the tunnel, too tight/loose to climb and the icefall on the right of the chocks-tone wasn't in condition.
Turned back in the tunnel, too tight/loose to climb and the icefall on the right of the chocks-tone wasn't in condition.
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Zoomer 14 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S Solo upto the cave, steep and icy and like no grade II i've done before. Utterly knackered from the approach, climbing Tower Scoop, traversing across. Guy lead from the tunnel. No cornice at the moment.
with guy757
Solo upto the cave, steep and icy and like no grade II i've done before. Utterly knackered from the approach, climbing Tower Scoop, traversing across. Guy lead from the tunnel. No cornice at the moment.
with guy757
Hidden 14 Jan, 2012 -
latitude ?Jan, 2012 AltLd
with Andy Wilson
with Andy Wilson
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
David86 7 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Mountainman62 7 Apr, 2011 -
steven 4 Mar, 2011 Lead Right hand finish grade 3. No protection.
with Dave Ryder
Right hand finish grade 3. No protection.
with Dave Ryder
blahblahblah 4 Mar, 2011 TR solo up to chockstone then meakly asked for top rope from another team after not liking the absence of good gear for belay
with Phil Bachelor
solo up to chockstone then meakly asked for top rope from another team after not liking the absence of good gear for belay
with Phil Bachelor
Darrell Read 27 Feb, 2011 Lead
with cpt_si
with cpt_si
Hidden 27 Feb, 2011 2nd
richie88 24 Jan, 2011 -
Triggalicious 23 Jan, 2011 -
with Katie Main, Robbie Cammack, allyrocke
with Katie Main, Robbie Cammack, allyrocke
allyrocke 23 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S
with Triggalicious, Katie Main, rcammack
with Triggalicious, Katie Main, rcammack
rcammack 23 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S Ice pitch was definitely solid tech 3!
with Morgan Trigg, Katie Main, allyrocke
Ice pitch was definitely solid tech 3!
with Morgan Trigg, Katie Main, allyrocke
Bob.allan 2 Jan, 2011 2nd
Ice Spider 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd Gd III 4 15m ice pitch after long Gd I/II gully.
Gd III 4 15m ice pitch after long Gd I/II gully.
rossn ??, 2011 -
31770 ??, 2011 -
Andrew Wilson 29 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
with Tim Pearson
with Tim Pearson
Hidden 28 Dec, 2010 2nd dog
George Ormerod 8 Apr, 2010 Lead β Soft snow over ice, but no cornice on the left (luckily). The whole crag seemed to be melting as, just for a change, the weather forcast got the freezing level about 300m out.
with buffy
Soft snow over ice, but no cornice on the left (luckily). The whole crag seemed to be melting as, just for a change, the weather forcast got the freezing level about 300m out.
with buffy
Phil Emerson ?Apr, 2010 AltLd Nice little ice cave
Nice little ice cave
Hannah V 20 Mar, 2010 2nd Solo-ed the first 2 pitches up to the tunnel. Roped up for the top pitch - great ice bulge to climb. Excellent conditions
with James Yip, Suzana El-Massri
Solo-ed the first 2 pitches up to the tunnel. Roped up for the top pitch - great ice bulge to climb. Excellent conditions
with James Yip, Suzana El-Massri
jamestheyip 20 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt An unexpected ice pitch after the tunnel. Nice!
with Suzana El-Massri, Hannah Vickers
An unexpected ice pitch after the tunnel. Nice!
with Suzana El-Massri, Hannah Vickers
Hidden 16 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
mikemartin 8 Feb, 2010 Solo I managed to get stuck in between the rock and ice on the top icefall and dropped my pack whilst trying to free myself, I picked it up later from the base of tower gully about 500m down! The top ice pitch felt awkward and hard, at least 4 in the conditions encountered.
I managed to get stuck in between the rock and ice on the top icefall and dropped my pack whilst trying to free myself, I picked it up later from the base of tower gully about 500m down! The top ice pitch felt awkward and hard, at least 4 in the conditions encountered.
Hidden 1 Feb, 2010 2nd dnf
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
DavPk 19 Apr, 2009 Lead Hard and icy conditions with very little gear til the top ice pitch which was climbed on the right - probably grade III here. Big overhanging cornice. Found a way through on the left - quite serious runout though with big exposure over the right end of indicator wall.
with Catherine Pearks
Hard and icy conditions with very little gear til the top ice pitch which was climbed on the right - probably grade III here. Big overhanging cornice. Found a way through on the left - quite serious runout though with big exposure over the right end of indicator wall.
with Catherine Pearks
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead
Col Kingshott ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
jamestheyip ?Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Piet Wolters
with Piet Wolters
Hidden 23 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
Alex Mason 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Missed indicator wall due to poor visibility, lots of melting and falling ice. Gully was banked out with snow so did the right-hand corner.
Missed indicator wall due to poor visibility, lots of melting and falling ice. Gully was banked out with snow so did the right-hand corner.
freemanTom 27 Feb, 2009 Solo dnf Eerie day as Ben was empty, lots of stuff falling down. Too much snow to go under chockstone. Grade 3 groove in very poor condition so bailed.
Eerie day as Ben was empty, lots of stuff falling down. Too much snow to go under chockstone. Grade 3 groove in very poor condition so bailed.
Hidden 25 Feb, 2009 Lead
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 24 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S climbed with don, had to do the right hand variation cave pitch covered! probably at IV
climbed with don, had to do the right hand variation cave pitch covered! probably at IV
JonHarvey 19 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis 1 Feb, 2009 Lead
size9hex ?Feb, 2009 AltLd dnf Plan B after seeing the sorry state of Tower Scoop. Bailed at the chockstone - choked with snow underneath, and unappealing conditions up the right hand groove. Happy to leave given the amount of falling debris.
Plan B after seeing the sorry state of Tower Scoop. Bailed at the chockstone - choked with snow underneath, and unappealing conditions up the right hand groove. Happy to leave given the amount of falling debris.
Chris wilson 3 Jan, 2009 AltLd As the old SMC guidebook suggests the steep ice pitch behind the chockstone in lean conditions is harder than II.
with Allan
As the old SMC guidebook suggests the steep ice pitch behind the chockstone in lean conditions is harder than II.
with Allan
stevepotter 2 Jan, 2009 Lead
with steve taylor
with steve taylor
rossn ??, 2009 -
cragmanuk ??, 2009 -
with Ian Lamb, John Elliott,Fergal Corrigan
with Ian Lamb, John Elliott,Fergal Corrigan
Rich35 ??, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2009 -
CT6419 ??, 2009 -
Glyn 31 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S Hard last pitch (steep water ice)
Hard last pitch (steep water ice)
Keith-Getoutadventures 31 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S Started route at night of new years eve, Topped out for about half 12 new years day. Beer on the summit, Awesome start to a new year! Solo'd the whole route from valley floor up to the ice pitch after the 'cave/tunnel' by head torch then roped up for the ice wall which was tricky with big bags on. Guide states grade III,4 in this condition. Felt pretty stiff but that might just be the awkwardness and only light by headtorch speaking. Mint :)
Started route at night of new years eve, Topped out for about half 12 new years day. Beer on the summit, Awesome start to a new year! Solo'd the whole route from valley floor up to the ice pitch after the 'cave/tunnel' by head torch then roped up for the ice wall which was tricky with big bags on. Guide states grade III,4 in this condition. Felt pretty stiff but that might just be the awkwardness and only light by headtorch speaking. Mint :)
davefount 31 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S plenty of space under the chockstone, but then a short pitch of hard water ice, (small overhanging bulge). My guess is III,4 although the guy behind us said you wouldn't find anything more technical on .5
with Glyn
plenty of space under the chockstone, but then a short pitch of hard water ice, (small overhanging bulge). My guess is III,4 although the guy behind us said you wouldn't find anything more technical on .5
with Glyn
wookie667 31 Dec, 2008 2nd
gripped01 ?Dec, 2008 Lead O/S
with Emily Flynn
with Emily Flynn
Hidden ?Dec, 2008 2nd
mgg 20 Apr, 2008 -
with SD
with SD
thomasaneurinsmith 19 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Carol Goodall
with Carol Goodall
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
butteredfrog 26 Mar, 2008 -
Hidden 23 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
glaramara 15 Mar, 2008 AltLd feckin cold
with dr marten
feckin cold
with dr marten
jimorothy ?Mar, 2008 Lead Snow very loose windslab, it was genuinely a relief to get to the ice pitch on the chockstone as it was the first reliable gear placement on the entire climb and much easier than dealing with the loose stuff! Good route though.
with Rachel Crolla
Snow very loose windslab, it was genuinely a relief to get to the ice pitch on the chockstone as it was the first reliable gear placement on the entire climb and much easier than dealing with the loose stuff! Good route though.
with Rachel Crolla
Dunx 24 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Dunx 24 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Adam Humphreys 24 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S Great climb, done by accident, just hope someone else has dug under the chock stone!
with Dunx
Great climb, done by accident, just hope someone else has dug under the chock stone!
with Dunx
Hidden 24 Feb, 2008 AltLd
Captain Solo 17 Feb, 2008 Solo rpt
malc 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S Fantastic Caving Expedition
with Paul S
Fantastic Caving Expedition
with Paul S
richard s 14 Feb, 2008 2nd
with Mark Walker, Kay Smith
with Mark Walker, Kay Smith
Gman 13 Feb, 2008 Lead Backed off chockstone pitch. Too much snow to tunnel through but too thin to climb over. Descended and then traversed below Smith's Route to finish up Tower Gully.
with James, Steven, Ritchie
Backed off chockstone pitch. Too much snow to tunnel through but too thin to climb over. Descended and then traversed below Smith's Route to finish up Tower Gully.
with James, Steven, Ritchie
Merlin 7 Jan, 2008 AltLd dnf Lots of spin drift and fragile ice coming down the last pitch, abbed off.
with Alex Elliot
Lots of spin drift and fragile ice coming down the last pitch, abbed off.
with Alex Elliot
Adam Humphreys ??, 2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??, 2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
stuaart ??, 2008 Lead O/S Moved together until chockstone.
with Neil Redgrave
Moved together until chockstone.
with Neil Redgrave
Hidden 30 Dec, 2007 Lead
dthomson 8 Apr, 2007 Lead very easy except chockstone which had rock hard ice
with paul robinson
very easy except chockstone which had rock hard ice
with paul robinson
hamish2016 2 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Grade 3 condition (tunnel blocked but not banked out, had to take alternative route to the right up steep ice)
with Ross Overhead, Oli
Grade 3 condition (tunnel blocked but not banked out, had to take alternative route to the right up steep ice)
with Ross Overhead, Oli
roverhead 2 Mar, 2007 2nd
with oli
with oli
geoff b 23 Feb, 2007 AltLd Nice easy route for the day but I still pinged off when the cornice collapsed on me as I exited! Thankfully I had a good ice screw & merely slithered down a short way.
with Dr. Nick
Nice easy route for the day but I still pinged off when the cornice collapsed on me as I exited! Thankfully I had a good ice screw & merely slithered down a short way.
with Dr. Nick
Hidden 21 Feb, 2007 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
tatz45 ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with JTatts
with JTatts
masa-alpin 4 Jan, 2007 Lead O/S My first visit to Ben Nevis. With Graeme's friend, Ben. Not well protected. Took a through route below the chockstone. Topped out at 19:30. Tough day! Graeme made the summit of Ben at last in his 3rd attempt.
with gb83
My first visit to Ben Nevis. With Graeme's friend, Ben. Not well protected. Took a through route below the chockstone. Topped out at 19:30. Tough day! Graeme made the summit of Ben at last in his 3rd attempt.
with gb83
gb83 4 Jan, 2007 2nd thin conditions-more ice than snow prob closer to grade III.great route though
with M.sakano, B.Hayler
thin conditions-more ice than snow prob closer to grade III.great route though
with M.sakano, B.Hayler
alan wilson ??, 2007 -
niall_mac ?May, 2006 Lead
Howard J 4 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S Also with Keith Waddell. A fine ice pitch to finish, which I led. Quite lean conditions and a definite Grade III.
with Rachel James
Also with Keith Waddell. A fine ice pitch to finish, which I led. Quite lean conditions and a definite Grade III.
with Rachel James
KeithW 4 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S H got the tricky ice pitch in the final chimney
with Howard & Rachel
H got the tricky ice pitch in the final chimney
with Howard & Rachel
Hidden 1 Feb, 2006 AltLd
rossn ?Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S We had no ice screws, the cave was buried and so had to climb the runnel up the right edge using 2 screws left by the party in front.
with Nick Bryan
We had no ice screws, the cave was buried and so had to climb the runnel up the right edge using 2 screws left by the party in front.
with Nick Bryan
Luke Brooks 30 Jan, 2006 AltLd Lean, ice pitch under chockstone, III, 4
Lean, ice pitch under chockstone, III, 4
Hidden 27 Jan, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jan, 2006 Solo
Hidden 1 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S
benclimbing 1 Jan, 2006 AltLd O/S
Ice Spider 1 Jan, 2006 Lead
with Louisa
with Louisa
mike.moss ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Andy Buckley
with Andy Buckley
Louisa ??, 2006 2nd
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Captain Solo 21 Feb, 2005 Solo
ruaridhmac 10 Feb, 2005 Lead Under chockstone on nice ice.
with Fabian Schulmeyer
Under chockstone on nice ice.
with Fabian Schulmeyer
John Andrew Simpson ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Alex Walker
with Alex Walker
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 Solo
luckyjim ?Mar, 2004 AltLd
with tom ballard
with tom ballard
Elastic Jones 9 Jan, 2004 Lead O/S
with Chris Cox
with Chris Cox
Hidden 2 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Tim W 21 Feb, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Wilkinson
with Andrew Wilkinson
Ed Saint ?Feb, 2003 -
John Kettle ??, 2003 Lead
Hidden ?Jan, 2002 AltLd
zero six ??, 2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Feb, 2001 Lead
ruaridhmac 17 Feb, 2001 Solo
Hidden 18 Jan, 2001 -
akhughes ??, 2000 -
Jacob Ram 7 Jan, 1999 Lead O/S
with mike taylor
with mike taylor
Dave Almond ??, 1999 Solo
joe king 30 Dec, 1998 Solo
with paul grace
with paul grace
michael burrows 31 Jan, 1998 AltLd
with mark ryan
with mark ryan
Mark Stevenson 25 Jan, 1998 AltLd O/S
with Rowland Barker
with Rowland Barker
Hidden 6 Mar, 1997 2nd
Hidden 20 Jan, 1997 AltLd dnf
dangates ??, 1997 Lead
with Matt Higgenson/ Kirk / Nick T
with Matt Higgenson/ Kirk / Nick T
Neil McA 5 Apr, 1996 Solo O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
NickJH ?Mar, 1996 AltLd O/S Queued at bottom of Point Five Gully whilst Catherine Destiville was being filmed climbing the classic route. Got bored and finished up this instead - provided a sporting pitch of steepish ice after the chockstone
with JOwen
Queued at bottom of Point Five Gully whilst Catherine Destiville was being filmed climbing the classic route. Got bored and finished up this instead - provided a sporting pitch of steepish ice after the chockstone
with JOwen
JiveWeasel ?May, 1995 2nd
with Al H
with Al H
michaelb1 2 Apr, 1995 Lead
with A Kenny
with A Kenny
Hidden ?Mar, 1995 -
Hidden 2 Jan, 1995 Lead
FrankW ?Mar, 1994 AltLd O/S
with Andy R
with Andy R
Hidden 10 Feb, 1994 Lead O/S
Sime64 ?Apr, 1993 Lead O/S
with Gill
with Gill
dodders 21 Feb, 1993 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
with Dick Hargreaves
Mick King 29 Dec, 1992 Lead
with Steve Brodie
with Steve Brodie
charlesmfrench 12 Dec, 1992 Lead O/S
with James Menzies
with James Menzies
Yourlead 9 Dec, 1991 AltLd V lean and iron hard ice on chockstone - in hard IV 4 conditions.
with Graham Penny
V lean and iron hard ice on chockstone - in hard IV 4 conditions.
with Graham Penny
pingora 10 Dec, 1989 AltLd
with Nick
with Nick
surfbish ?Feb, 1988 Lead O/S
johnkeith ??, 1988 -
with G. Callander
with G. Callander
Hidden 26 Jan, 1987 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1986 Lead
Hidden 28 Feb, 1985 Lead
GaryK ?Jan, 1985 AltLd O/S
with Can't remember
with Can't remember
Mark Kemball 29 Mar, 1984 Solo
Sean Kelly ?Feb, 1984 AltLd Managed to squeeze through the chockstone pitch but the little ice wall above was quite steep, followed by horizontal arms in steeper sugar snow. Stunning weather.
with Joe Flynn
Managed to squeeze through the chockstone pitch but the little ice wall above was quite steep, followed by horizontal arms in steeper sugar snow. Stunning weather.
with Joe Flynn
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1984 Solo
Martin Bennett 2 Jan, 1982 -
with Bob Thomson
with Bob Thomson
Nigel Bond 17 Mar, 1981 Solo
Davy Gunn ??, 1980 -
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1980 Solo
with Adrian F.
with Adrian F.
auldscotal ?Apr, 1975 AltLd O/S
with Paul Murton
with Paul Murton
Martin Bennett 25 Feb, 1975 -
with JD
with JD
Hidden ??, 1975 -
Hidden ?Dec, 1965 -
uphillnow ?Apr, 1964 - A lot of new snow, hard work getting to it. Heavily banked out.
A lot of new snow, hard work getting to it. Heavily banked out.
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High II
Mid II
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Votes cast 44
Style of ascent
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