Hidden 31/Mar/18 AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar/18 AltLd
CharlieMack 29/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Great route that keeps on going. Wasn't helped by feeling really ill halfway up!

with John allen , Dave Saxby
metrorat 29/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Massive day out. Fine conditions on the route with 80% first time placements. Poor pro all the way but steady climbing so didn’t feel the need to dig about too much. Weather crapped out just as we finished, navved off the top in a whiteout after hiding in the summit shelter for a breather.

with Adam Archibald
Hidden 29/Mar/18 AltLd O/S
DJayB 25/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Very wintery with spindrift and all. Done in 3 monster pitches. Thin on the crux traverse but otherwise fairly steady climbing. Bold as you like today though

with GraMc
Paul Figg 24/Mar/18 AltLd
Nick Clement 24/Mar/18 AltLd
marxk 19/Mar/18 -

Fantastic day out! Screws bottoming out otherwise conditions perfect.

ollyroberts 18/Mar/18 Lead O/S

Great day out with two teams. Good ice, variable snow in places. Screws were variable also, like swiss cheese. 6 pitches, 70m rope was a great idea.

kato'sdad 18/Mar/18 2nd
Si 13/Mar/18 AltLd

Quality climb. Good ice for picks, screws were very variable, the crux was thin and might not hang in there much longer...

kenneM 12/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route

with Carl Davies
Adam24B 04/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Amazing route! My first time climbing ice, led 2 and 8

Dave Searle 03/Mar/18 Lead O/S
donalmurray 03/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Amazing day out on great ice. The route is in great nick if a bit hooked out - although that definitely helped with the routefinding! Soloed up to the first ledge, lead P3 and continued on simulclimbing for P4 to the belay below the crux then lead P5 and 6 in one 55m pitch. Laced the crux so ran it out for 30m above the lip to belay off my last two screws in the only ice that was bomber for a belay. Incredible exposure far up the wall. Joe and Adam polished off the next two incredibly enjoyable pitches before we soloed the last pitch to the top. What a route!

tc7118 01/Mar/18 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/18 2nd
Tom.Priestley 27/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

in 9 pitches. I led P1, P3 (official crux), P5, P6, and P8 with a steeper variation which made it the actual crux. Really cool route just endless ice!

with James Gibson
Robbie Blease 27/Feb/18 AltLd

Absolutely awesome!

with Ted
K Mckay 26/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

Incredible day!

with Paul Gibbison
bitchcock 25/Feb/18 2nd O/S


tjmillen 25/Feb/18 AltLd
with Lucy
mim tiller 25/Feb/18 Lead O/S

What a day!

Willismorris 25/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
Jasc 24/Feb/18 AltLd

Great ice for axes, less good for screws

with Arnaud
piken 24/Feb/18 -
tjmillen 24/Feb/18 Solo
tunnah 24/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

Brilliant, would do it again any day.

ArnaudG 24/Feb/18 AltLd

Fantastic climb in great conditions. Good pick placement, variable screw qualities

with Jon
Scott Quinn 24/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
with tunnah
Jamie Skelton 23/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
with Jack Morris
Hidden 22/Feb/18 AltLd
Just Will 11/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
with Billy
Hidden 09/Feb/18 Lead
Hidden 07/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
rob16 05/Feb/18 AltLd
Robin Clothier 04/Feb/18 -

Interesting conditions

with Andy Ice
lanky ?/Feb/18 AltLd

good but stepped out

with Searle
clanger ??/2018 -
Hidden ??/2018 -
wheelsucker ??/2018 -
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
jaggy bunnet 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Some cruddy ice here and there but mostly bomber.

with picasso
Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd
picasso 30/Apr/16 AltLd
flo1 30/Apr/16 AltLd
with philip
Alastair R 30/Apr/16 AltLd

Unbelievably wintery for the time of year. Lots of good ice still.

Hidden 27/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/16 AltLd
BrianShackleton 23/Apr/16 AltLd

Good ice particularly higher up

Robin Clothier 23/Apr/16 AltLd

More like grade 4

Andy Hewison 20/Apr/16 AltLd

Challenging conditions, no ice screws on first pitch, ice did get better higher up until the Sun hit the face and everything started melting and crashing down on us. Getting belays was difficult. Traverse was thin and soft in places but manageable. Long day.

with Drew Connelly
cliffy 09/Apr/16 AltLd
Julian Prieto 09/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Epic day! Fresh snow on the route and approach made it slow going and late start due to overnight drive didn't help. Crux pitch felt very sketchy. Climbed last 2 pitches in dark, topped out around midnight and after a rest in the summit shelter walked down arriving back at North Face car park at 5am. What an experience!

with cliffy
drew8connelly ?/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with andy
Charlie Zephyr Booth 15/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
petegunn 10/Mar/16 Lead

Another gloriously clear sunny day, think we have been blessed this season with the amount of days like this. :)

Hidden 10/Mar/16 2nd O/S
mark-abz 10/Mar/16 2nd
with Ken A & Dave P
Hidden 10/Mar/16 2nd β
martinbettridge06 07/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Stunning condition, An excellent route to conclude 3 amazing days on the ben.

jimbonfire 07/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with TT
guitarshane 07/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Hannah Evans 07/Mar/16 AltLd
with Steve Holmes
Col Kingshott 07/Mar/16 AltLd

Stepped out, not great gear, good ice for climbing.

alexmcmillan 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Magnificent. Led pitches 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9.

with Tom Fitzpatrick
benkelsey 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

very alpine feel to it. some simul, and medium quality gear. led 1,3,5 (crux),8. route took 4 and a half hours. nowhere too hard just really enjoyable. Learnt to climb ice on Gemini on saturday and started with fairly intense calf burn. 4 stars!

with Miki
MSchobitz 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

In 8 pitches with simuling the easier lengths. Led p2, simul p4, simul p6 and p8. Great leads by Ben who somehow managed to get all the good pitches! Cracking route, good climbing conditions, though the protection wasn't great in often porous ice.

Little AndyH 05/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
calumhicks 05/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Has almost an alpine feel to it. Easy ice climbing but big. Fantastic

with Adz
Dougbart 04/Mar/16 AltLd

Amazing! in grate nick

with easers
Hidden 04/Mar/16 AltLd
andymcronald 03/Mar/16 2nd

9 pitches. Great weather, although overcast and windy when topping out. Descended in the dark. Great route, traverse was daunting!

a_hein 28/Feb/16 AltLd

Great day out

with Viv Scott, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll
Hidden 28/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 28/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Rich Lade
Colin Dyer 27/Feb/16 AltLd

Incredible climb. Snow ice on the face at the moment is great for climbing but very hard to protect. Belays similarly "alpine". 4 stars all day long.

with Swampi
joe.91 26/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Classic, great climb! Exactly what I was expecting, straight forward but bold at times. 4hrs, thin at the crux.

with Reidy
davkeo 26/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Slept in car at NF car park. Walking by 4.15am. First on route. Soloed up to crux traverse which I led. Thin ice and hacked out a bit. Placed 1 screw. Slow today as my legs kept cramping. Great day though with no wind and blue skies.

with Richard Abel
Hidden 26/Feb/16 2nd
Richard Abel 26/Feb/16 AltLd
with David Keogh
Hidden 25/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Steven Carter ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
RonnydeWeerd ??/2016 -
Steven Andrews 03/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Great climb. BIG.

with Tom Shaw
Hidden 03/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
rob16 03/Apr/15 AltLd
with Matt Brook
arose 02/Apr/15 Lead

Easy for the grade. Good ice all the way.

with Clients
Hidden 26/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
GaryK 25/Mar/15 AltLd

An outstanding day out. The crux traverse was thin and poorly protected, but nowhere technical. Very satisfying.

with Dan Bailey
Hidden 25/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
marxk 25/Mar/15 -

great conditions, getting v. thin at the 2nd slab rib

JackM92 24/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, led odd pitches. Ice improved with height gain.

alexm198 24/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Just keeps coming! In 8 pitches, led evens, including the crux traverse which was in exciting semi-mixed condition at the bottom.

with JackM92
oliverk 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1,3, 5 and 8. Brilliant

with Tim E
mjsmith1973 19/Mar/15 2nd
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 19/Mar/15 AltLd
eaf4 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

odd pitches. Superb day, stonking ice after the crux pitch. rounded off an amazing weekend.

with Brian Shackleton
tjmillen 14/Mar/15 AltLd
mike.moss 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Kirill
Kirill 14/Mar/15 AltLd
Ssebo Banange ?/Mar/15 -
Robin Clothier ?/Mar/15 -
with AmyG
AmyG ?/Mar/15 -
Andrew Wilson 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Amazing route. Felt vast on such a clear day.

with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

With first pitch of directissima... Long route . Just keeps on giving :-)

with Andy Wilson
tom.e 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/15 AltLd G/U
marxk ??/2015 -
liamo333 28/Mar/14 AltLd
Rob N 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
colenn 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S


rockaddiction ?/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
bandersnatch ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
masa-alpin 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

My first May Scottish climb and the fantastic finale of this fantastic winter season! James lead P1 and then lead alternatively. Didn't expect we'd use 3 screws for both the upper & lower belay... 50m pitches with 3 screw runners only were not really good... We were continuously assaulted by spindrift from both above and below.

NickJH 27/Apr/13 AltLd
with LiamG
Hidden 13/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
NeilGriffiths 13/Apr/13 AltLd

Excellent. Sustained and interesting all the way. The popularity is justified. Storm winds hit on the way down. Well timed.

with Adrian Pedley
a pedley 13/Apr/13 AltLd

Mega route, done without incident apart from one dropped screw, won't mention names but it wasnt me!! great conditions topped out as the wind picked up

with neil Griffeths
Joe Nunn 12/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Great Climb but took us a while. Good sustained level of climbing all the way through the 8 pitches.

alan barnes 09/Apr/13 AltLd
with cam fowler, luke
Hidden 08/Apr/13 -
1202alarm 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jonno
abbeywall 06/Apr/13 AltLd

Led 1, 4, 7 9 pitches

with K, FM
Harry Holmes 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S


scottie390 02/Apr/13 AltLd
with dav_713
dav_713 02/Apr/13 AltLd
with Davie Scott
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
simon_D 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Conditions were thin lower down on the crux but Alex did a grand job! Awesome route, took a while but involved everything I enjoy about ice climbing on the Ben.

with Alex
peterneden 16/Mar/13 Lead

With rob and Sean - short day

rob1 13/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Mar/13 2nd
gregor 12/Mar/13 -
The Bad Cough 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic conditions! Car to car 10 1/2 hours.

John sealey 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Andy Hewison 04/Mar/13 2nd

Great climb, crux was thin and exposed, a bit of mixed climbing. Chimney towards the end was good.

with Pete Jackson, Chadders
radioshed 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Tubs 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Excellent trip albeit very hacked out. Belays looked like gruyère.

with Dave M
Uisdean hawthorn 02/Mar/13 -
Ralfy 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome climb. I did 2nd pitch, crux traverse and 8th pitch chimney(60m). All the best pitches :) never felt so exposed(crux) on a winter climb before.

with Pete Morgan
Guy Wilson ?/Mar/13 -
with Plum
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
The old James turnbull ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with aiden
gw3285 27/Feb/13 AltLd

Linked to Slav route

Hidden 27/Feb/13 AltLd
Helen Gibson 27/Feb/13 2nd O/S

.. not quite the direct route up the face..led the basin pitch only.. at downclimb and traverse, went too far right and continued up Slav route, which had rubbish belays and pro in upper section, quite scary in the dark, but an unforgettable adventure!!

with dan
stratandrew 27/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

the first 4 or 5 pitches of Orion then switched to Slav Route after the traverse and finished up the icy chimney to the back right of the tower. Good link up. Blue sky day.

with gw3285
dan gibson 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S


with helen gibson
Liam Ingram 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Perfect day.

allyrocke 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

In excellent condition - unforgettable day!

tomdude 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Very stepped out but still a brilliant brilliant place to be! Bottom half to ourselves then caught up with others. Topped out with Orion rising over the crest...

with Rich Abel
Rich A 26/Feb/13 AltLd

with Tom. Ace.

Wee Davie 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Superb. Never desperately hard, but it's a huge route so fully worth the (V,5). We did it in 9 pitches.

with Gary Gray
wheelsucker 26/Feb/13 AltLd
with David Crawford
Hidden 25/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead
robertmichaellovell 24/Feb/13 AltLd

after hadrian's - had the face to ourselves (you just need to start at 2pm)

with Ben Wallace
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
The Grist 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick Allsop
Adam Booth 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Just over 4 hrs, awesome route

with Murdo
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
alastairbegley 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Nick Russell 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

First on the face, moved efficiently as a 3. Excellent conditions, and the climb lived up to expectations!

Alex Winter 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick and Alastair
Diggler 22/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with jonah
Simon Allcock 21/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Wilki
atch 21/Feb/13 -

Fantastic route

with James T
niallsash 19/Feb/13 2nd
Piglet69 19/Feb/13 2nd
with alifin
alifin 19/Feb/13 2nd

Alpine start. Amazing day. Amazing route. Amazing conditions. Climbed in less than 4 and half hours. Best day on the Ben ever.

with Mike Pescod, Aidan Roe
Hidden ?/Feb/13 -
Tom Campbell ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
ashpreston ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
jamieevans 28/Mar/11 AltLd
joeydurkin 25/Mar/11 AltLd dnf

Had a go. Found the first pitch to not be complete / in my ability.

with mark88
Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd
Ken Applegate 19/Mar/11 AltLd

Another working day. Traffic on the crux pitch is starting to take it's toll, as ice is becoming quite thin and detached.

with Parminder
philhilo 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

What a lot of route! 9 long pitches. Up at 2am, walking in from 3.30. Lots of snow all the way. On route 7.30. Topped out 18.30. Back to car 22.30 - long day. Climbing straight forward but always better than Point Five. Excellent neve meant gear a bit poor - 1 decent rock belay on whole route, rest a variety of good to poor screws. Su with bad foot so Misha and I alt lead. I got big ice on P2, Misha the traverse (thin to start but good hooks - 5), I the chimney, Misha straightened the top to take in some steep mixed steps on top pitch. Slow but not bad for a 3some and Su on 6th winter climb.

Misha 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, lived up to expectations and then some! Not technically hard for a V as the ice conditions were pretty good but it just kept coming! The crux consisted of a few slightly tricky mixed moves on the traverse pitch (once I got on the right line - initially traversed along what seemed an obvious sloping snow ledge but that was too low and took me too near to Zero, so had to reverse and reconsider). The only disappointment was that we didn't have much visibility for most of the time. Su did very well, particularly considering that her foot was in increasing pain. The 4+ parties backing up behind us must have been cursing us but first come, first served! Soloed P1 (approach pitch), Phil led P2 (a short steep section on good hooks), I P3 through first snowfield and a steeper bit of ice, Phil P4 through continuation shownfield, I P5 crux traverse and up steepish ice, easy groudn and a tricky mixed groove, Phil P6 icy grooves, I P7 icy slab with steep exit into large icy chimney (everything was icy!), Phil P8 out of chimney and up easier ground, I P9 direct to the top through couple of tricky mixed sections (route meant to go diagonally right up easy ground). Up at 2am, started walk in 3.30, started route 7.30, topped out 6.20, headtorches out going down Red Burn, megabog slog across from the lochan, back in NF car park 10.20, 19 hour day!

Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/11 AltLd
simondunf 17/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with beau
Ken Applegate 16/Mar/11 Lead

Guiding day. Stunning day on the mountain, with very calm weather and amazing views all day. Route is in good condition, crux pitch is a bit thin, but fine.

with Dominic
Heike 12/Mar/11 -

A wild day! Had to climb mainly blind due to spindrift.

with Martin Fitzsimons
Simon K 07/Mar/11 2nd
with Mike Pescod
Graeme Barr 05/Mar/11 AltLd
GraMc 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

lots of ice fall on lower pitches. fucking spicy, but amazing!

with phil emerson, emily roo
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
1202alarm ?/Mar/11 -
Pete Graham 27/Feb/11 AltLd
with malx
AMarchant 21/Jan/11 AltLd dnf

Crucial traverse wasn't in condition so we bailed into Zero Gully

Hidden 21/Jan/11 AltLd dnf
Phil Emerson 20/Jan/11 AltLd

Ace. Thin out into the bowel, poorly protected. Led crux, wasn't too bad. Long day out

with Emily Roo, Graham McGrath
Hidden ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Summiteers ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
jamestheyip 08/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Condition was marginal and misty, but still a great day out.

with Ben Taylor, Carlos
Dave Thompson 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Michael Stephenson
Hidden 01/Apr/10 2nd
nniff ?/Apr/10 AltLd
Tim Sparrow ?/Apr/10 AltLd

Wanted to do this for years!

with nniff
niallk 29/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Lead even pitches including crux traverse. Beautiful day, amazing positions on the route.

Somerset swede basher 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S

First on the route, felt like we had it all to ourselves through apparently many teams below. I lead all 10 pitches, mentally shattered by the top. I think we may have done a pitch of the directissima after the crux for a pitch. We also took the first variation right of the traditional finish that traverses back onto the original line at the final bend back right. Amazing day out.

with Jon Miles
The Mountain Goat 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S

First experience of Grade V. Brilliant Route.

Jules C 27/Mar/10 -

Good conditions - plenty of folk enjoying them!

tebs 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

For me this was a big step up in terms of length and commitment. The climbing is high quality and great fun but never hard (we had amazing ice and neve the whole way). However there is a lot of it. Weather was a bit unpleasant, lots of spindrift low down. Could have done without the facial hotaches. Really tired towards the top but a great day, one of the best!

HimTiggins 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great condition, 1st time placements the whole way. Pretty wild conditions!

with tebs
Ally Baba 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Bloody amazing climb. The ice was awesome. Long day though.

with R. Mcmurry
Hidden 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
David Horwood 26/Mar/10 -
Hidden 23/Mar/10 2nd
hwackerhage 21/Mar/10 AltLd

with Robbie Miller
R0bbie 21/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Henning
Ken Christie 20/Mar/10 2nd
with Alan Kimber
DuncanR 20/Mar/10 AltLd

Cracking route, great position, perect nic.

Andrew Sloan 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great day out but knackering. After traverse pitch above basin ended up following preceding parties up Slav route finish; unfortunately last 10ft was unclimbable slab(ice ran out!)so had to abseil into Zero gully to finish. Heinous conditions on top.

Martin Haworth 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Climbing never too hard, but protection was poor. V,4.

david morse 13/Mar/10 AltLd

Traversed way too far on crux pitch into Slav route, followed this to a dead end 3m from the top then rapped into zero. Adventure!

with ben anderson
Ben1983 13/Mar/10 AltLd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 12/Mar/10 AltLd
with Pete Whillance
Hidden 12/Mar/10 -
gregor 12/Mar/10 -
Ken Applegate 10/Mar/10 AltLd

Climbed in 9 pitches, had the route to ourselves, in fantastic condition. Crux pitch was fairly straight forward today.

with Scott Kirkhope
Andrew Barker 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S

A sublime route. Not huge amounts of gear and some suspect belays but there was plenty of good ice including on the crux. My favourite winter route so far, only a winter traverse of the Cullin could knock it into second place. We were pleased we got up early as we ended up in front of the masses who turned up after us!

with John Barker
sadams 08/Mar/10 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
Limestone-Lad 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

With RK. Delays due to other parties. Last three pitched in dark. Mostly very good ice except a short section in the pitch above the crux pitch. Lead this by head torch light. A smashing day!

Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Route in great condition with bomber neve throughout.

with pete123
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd
AB1965 03/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/10 AltLd
bob johnson 02/Mar/10 -

very lucky - probably as easy as its gets very fine

with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
spoony84 ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

led with daz lemal, beut day out

gripped01 ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with Mike Palmer
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
jmaskill ?/Mar/10 2nd
luckyjim ?/Mar/09 AltLd
with D Helm
Captain Solo 19/Apr/08 AltLd
with ontour
The Jazz Butcher 16/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Rimon Than
Bezz 12/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/08 -
innes 05/Apr/08 -
Brown 05/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Innes
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S
centurion05 ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Drove up from Wales the day before. Then drove home the day after. Awesome route.

with dave g, Dan Carroll
Grezza 18/Feb/08 Lead

softish ice conditions

HIGHTOWER 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Best winter day ever!

Fatherof2 23/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Good ice all the way just keeps going

with Roger
sgl 20/Mar/07 AltLd
with gaz
gaz.marshall 20/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with sgl
akhughes ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
Jamie B ?/Mar/07 Lead
with Ed Morrison
marxk ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
keith leonard ??/2007 Lead
with wife
GuyM ?/Apr/06 AltLd
with si
Hidden ??/2006 -
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/03 AltLd O/S
Gudge ?/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with gwh
nickdonohue ?/Mar/02 AltLd

Think this is over-rated. A lot of uncharacterful pitches; a lot of climbing and nice scenery but in itself pretty uninteresting.

with Jon Aylward
Hidden ?/Mar/02 AltLd
DaveHK 24/Feb/02 AltLd
with Steve Wells
Hidden 04/May/01 AltLd dnf
johnstacksanders 28/Apr/01 AltLd O/S

route in really good condition

with Andy Lole, Graham Stein
bandersnatch ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Brian Hume
plain kitten ??/2001 -


marxk ??/2001 -
James Gordon ?/Mar/00 -
frost ?/Mar/00 AltLd
with J Hubbard
Chad123 ?/Feb/00 AltLd

As good as the hype, great exposed position, bettered only by Psychedelic Wall or Astral Highway for position.....

with Jonny M
Hidden ??/1999 -
phil64 ??/1999 -
Neil McA 22/Apr/94 AltLd O/S

Lovely alpine late season conditions

with jon Lawton
pingora 15/Apr/94 AltLd O/S
with Nick
mark mcgowan01 ??/1993 -
with Alex Runciman
pauldrew ??/1990 AltLd

Failed to clip ice screws on the crux traverse!! Glorious sunny day.

with Jim Hart
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 13/Apr/89 AltLd
steveb2006 08/Apr/89 AltLd

The 3rd time on the Orion Face and the first time I follow the correct route. Poor visiblity but good climbing conditions and a real bonus at this time of year.

MikePycroft 08/Apr/89 AltLd


MikePycroft 08/Apr/89 AltLd


Hidden 06/Apr/88 Solo
mike hope 10/Mar/87 AltLd O/S

Amazing day

with D Patey
Hidden 25/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/87 Lead
scree ?/Feb/87 -
with Dave H
Steve Crowe 19/Apr/86 2nd O/S

One of my first winter climbs. Never bettered.

Hidden ?/Apr/86 AltLd
charlesmfrench 22/Feb/86 AltLd O/S

L,L,2,L,L,2,L,L. Fantastic route. Pog forgot his crampons so didnt get to the climb till 1pm. finished in the dusk.

with Pog
Bruce Kerr 08/Feb/86 Lead
with Perric Crellin
Will Webb ?/Feb/86 AltLd
with Alastair Todd
jcw ??/1986 -
with Simon Richardson
steveb2006 05/Feb/85 AltLd dnf

An exciting first foray onto this face. Thought we had to climb the Second Slab Rib which was verglas - traversed into Zero Gully and finished up this

with Mervyn Dudley
Gezzer ??/1984 AltLd
with Max Rock
uphillnow 23/Feb/83 AltLd

Got best pitches.Very well covered, supurb conditions

with Al Bennett
mark-abz 16/Feb/83 AltLd
with Kev H
Bob ??/1981 AltLd O/S

My first route on the Ben

with D. Geere
Davy Gunn ??/1980 -
David Bennett ??/1978 -
with Walter Taylor
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