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Cold Climbs, Robin Smith Legacy, 3 star Scottish winter, The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland, The Pinnacle, Scottish Winter IV-VII, Chasing the Ephemeral, Winter Aspirations, Cold Climbs (slimmed down), EUMC - Must do climbs

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Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 29 Mar, 2018 AltLd
CharlieMack 29 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Great route that keeps on going. Wasn't helped by feeling really ill halfway up!
with John allen , Dave Saxby
Great route that keeps on going. Wasn't helped by feeling really ill halfway up!
with John allen , Dave Saxby
metrorat 29 Mar, 2018 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
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, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2018 AltLd
DJayB 25 Mar, 2018 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
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, 2018 AltLd
Nick Clement 24 Mar, 2018 AltLd
marxk 19 Mar, 2018 - Fantastic day out! Screws bottoming out otherwise conditions perfect.
Fantastic day out! Screws bottoming out otherwise conditions perfect.
ollyroberts 18 Mar, 2018 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.
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, 2018 2nd
Si 13 Mar, 2018 AltLd Quality climb. Good ice for picks, screws were very variable, the crux was thin and might not hang in there much longer...
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, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant route
with Carl Davies
Brilliant route
with Carl Davies
Adam24B 4 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Amazing route! My first time climbing ice, led 2 and 8
Amazing route! My first time climbing ice, led 2 and 8
Hidden 4 Mar, 2018 2nd
Dave Searle 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
donalmurray 3 Mar, 2018 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!
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 1 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 Feb, 2018 2nd
Tom.Priestley 27 Feb, 2018 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
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, 2018 AltLd Absolutely awesome!
with Ted
Absolutely awesome!
with Ted
K Mckay 26 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Incredible day!
with Paul Gibbison
Incredible day!
with Paul Gibbison
bitchcock 25 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S amazing!
amazing!
tjmillen 25 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Lucy
with Lucy
mim tiller 25 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S What a day!
What a day!
Willismorris 25 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jasc 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd Great ice for axes, less good for screws
with Arnaud
Great ice for axes, less good for screws
with Arnaud
piken 24 Feb, 2018 -
tjmillen 24 Feb, 2018 Solo
tunnah 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant, would do it again any day.
Brilliant, would do it again any day.
ArnaudG 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd Fantastic climb in great conditions. Good pick placement, variable screw qualities
with Jon
Fantastic climb in great conditions. Good pick placement, variable screw qualities
with Jon
Scott Quinn 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with tunnah
with tunnah
Jamie Skelton 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Jack Morris
with Jack Morris
Hidden 22 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Just Will 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Billy
with Billy
Hidden 9 Feb, 2018 Lead
Hidden 7 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
rob16 5 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Robin Clothier 4 Feb, 2018 - Interesting conditions
with Andy Ice
Interesting conditions
with Andy Ice
lanky ?Feb, 2018 AltLd good but stepped out
with Searle
good but stepped out
with Searle
clanger ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead O/S
wheelsucker ??, 2018 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
jaggy bunnet 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Some cruddy ice here and there but mostly bomber.
with picasso
Some cruddy ice here and there but mostly bomber.
with picasso
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd
picasso 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd
flo1 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd
with philip
with philip
Alastair R 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd Unbelievably wintery for the time of year. Lots of good ice still.
Unbelievably wintery for the time of year. Lots of good ice still.
Hidden 27 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 27 Apr, 2016 AltLd
BrianShackleton 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd Good ice particularly higher up
Good ice particularly higher up
Robin Clothier 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd More like grade 4
More like grade 4
Andy Hewison 20 Apr, 2016 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
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 9 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Julian Prieto 9 Apr, 2016 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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S
with andy
with andy
Charlie Zephyr Booth 15 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
with tim millen
petegunn 10 Mar, 2016 Lead Another gloriously clear sunny day, think we have been blessed this season with the amount of days like this. :)
Another gloriously clear sunny day, think we have been blessed this season with the amount of days like this. :)
Hidden 10 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
mark-abz 10 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Ken A & Dave P
with Ken A & Dave P
Hidden 10 Mar, 2016 2nd β
martinbettridge06 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Stunning condition, An excellent route to conclude 3 amazing days on the ben.
Stunning condition, An excellent route to conclude 3 amazing days on the ben.
jimbonfire 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with TT
with TT
guitarshane 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hannah Evans 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Steve Holmes
with Steve Holmes
Col Kingshott 7 Mar, 2016 AltLd Stepped out, not great gear, good ice for climbing.
Stepped out, not great gear, good ice for climbing.
alexmcmillan 6 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Magnificent. Led pitches 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9.
with Tom Fitzpatrick
Magnificent. Led pitches 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9.
with Tom Fitzpatrick
benkelsey 6 Mar, 2016 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!
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!
MSchobitz 6 Mar, 2016 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.
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 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
calumhicks 5 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Has almost an alpine feel to it. Easy ice climbing but big. Fantastic
with Adz
Has almost an alpine feel to it. Easy ice climbing but big. Fantastic
with Adz
Dougbart 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd Amazing! in grate nick
with easers
Amazing! in grate nick
with easers
Hidden 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd
andymcronald 3 Mar, 2016 2nd 9 pitches. Great weather, although overcast and windy when topping out. Descended in the dark. Great route, traverse was daunting!
9 pitches. Great weather, although overcast and windy when topping out. Descended in the dark. Great route, traverse was daunting!
a_hein 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd Great day out
with Viv Scott, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll
Great day out
with Viv Scott, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll
Kevin Woods 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Amazing. AltLd-ish!! P6, 8, 10.
with Joe Williams
Amazing. AltLd-ish!! P6, 8, 10.
with Joe Williams
Mark Stevenson 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rich Lade
with Rich Lade
Colin Dyer 27 Feb, 2016 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
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, 2016 Lead O/S Classic, great climb! Exactly what I was expecting, straight forward but bold at times. 4hrs, thin at the crux.
with Reidy
Classic, great climb! Exactly what I was expecting, straight forward but bold at times. 4hrs, thin at the crux.
with Reidy
davkeo 26 Feb, 2016 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
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, 2016 2nd
Richard Abel 26 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with David Keogh
with David Keogh
Hidden 25 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
Steven Carter ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
kbow265 ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
RonnydeWeerd ??, 2016 -
Steven Andrews 3 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Great climb. BIG.
with Tom Shaw
Great climb. BIG.
with Tom Shaw
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
rob16 3 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with Matt Brook
with Matt Brook
arose 2 Apr, 2015 Lead Easy for the grade. Good ice all the way.
with Clients
Easy for the grade. Good ice all the way.
with Clients
Hidden 26 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
GaryK 25 Mar, 2015 AltLd An outstanding day out. The crux traverse was thin and poorly protected, but nowhere technical. Very satisfying.
with Dan Bailey
An outstanding day out. The crux traverse was thin and poorly protected, but nowhere technical. Very satisfying.
with Dan Bailey
Hidden 25 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
marxk 25 Mar, 2015 - great conditions, getting v. thin at the 2nd slab rib
great conditions, getting v. thin at the 2nd slab rib
JackM92 24 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Awesome route, led odd pitches. Ice improved with height gain.
Awesome route, led odd pitches. Ice improved with height gain.
alexm198 24 Mar, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd O/S Pitches 1,3, 5 and 8. Brilliant
with Tim E
Pitches 1,3, 5 and 8. Brilliant
with Tim E
mjsmith1973 19 Mar, 2015 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 19 Mar, 2015 AltLd
eaf4 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S odd pitches. Superb day, stonking ice after the crux pitch. rounded off an amazing weekend.
with Brian Shackleton
odd pitches. Superb day, stonking ice after the crux pitch. rounded off an amazing weekend.
with Brian Shackleton
tjmillen 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd
mike.moss 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Ssebo ?Mar, 2015 -
Robin Clothier ?Mar, 2015 -
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG ?Mar, 2015 -
Andrew Wilson 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Amazing route. Felt vast on such a clear day.
with Matt Nuttall
Amazing route. Felt vast on such a clear day.
with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S With first pitch of directissima... Long route . Just keeps on giving :-)
with Andy Wilson
With first pitch of directissima... Long route . Just keeps on giving :-)
with Andy Wilson
tom.e 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Jan, 2015 AltLd G/U
marxk ??, 2015 -
liamo333 28 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Rob N 28 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
colenn 28 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Brilliant.
Brilliant.
rockaddiction ?Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
bandersnatch ??, 2014 -
prcleary ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
masa-alpin 4 May, 2013 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.
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, 2013 AltLd
with LiamG
with LiamG
Hidden 13 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
NeilGriffiths 13 Apr, 2013 AltLd Excellent. Sustained and interesting all the way. The popularity is justified. Storm winds hit on the way down. Well timed.
with Adrian Pedley
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, 2013 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
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, 2013 AltLd O/S Great Climb but took us a while. Good sustained level of climbing all the way through the 8 pitches.
Great Climb but took us a while. Good sustained level of climbing all the way through the 8 pitches.
alan barnes 9 Apr, 2013 AltLd
with cam fowler, luke
with cam fowler, luke
Hidden 8 Apr, 2013 -
1202alarm 7 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Jonno
with Jonno
abbeywall 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd Led 1, 4, 7 9 pitches
with K, FM
Led 1, 4, 7 9 pitches
with K, FM
Harry Holmes 5 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S AMAZING!
AMAZING!
Hidden 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd
dav_713 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd
with Davie Scott
with Davie Scott
Hidden ?Apr, 2013 Lead
simon_D 29 Mar, 2013 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
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, 2013 Lead With rob and Sean - short day
With rob and Sean - short day
rob1 13 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 13 Mar, 2013 2nd
gregor 12 Mar, 2013 -
The Bad Cough 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Fantastic conditions! Car to car 10 1/2 hours.
Fantastic conditions! Car to car 10 1/2 hours.
John sealey 10 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Andy Hewison 4 Mar, 2013 2nd Great climb, crux was thin and exposed, a bit of mixed climbing. Chimney towards the end was good.
with Pete Jackson, Chadders
Great climb, crux was thin and exposed, a bit of mixed climbing. Chimney towards the end was good.
with Pete Jackson, Chadders
radioshed 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Tubs 2 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S Excellent trip albeit very hacked out. Belays looked like gruyère.
with Dave M
Excellent trip albeit very hacked out. Belays looked like gruyère.
with Dave M
Uisdean hawthorn 2 Mar, 2013 -
Ralfy 2 Mar, 2013 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
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, 2013 -
with Plum
with Plum
Hidden ?Mar, 2013 AltLd
The old James turnbull ?Mar, 2013 AltLd
with aiden
with aiden
gw3285 27 Feb, 2013 AltLd Linked to Slav route
Linked to Slav route
Hidden 27 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Helen Gibson 27 Feb, 2013 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
.. 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, 2013 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
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, 2013 Lead O/S Fantastic!!
with helen gibson
Fantastic!!
with helen gibson
Liam Ingram 26 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Perfect day.
Perfect day.
allyrocke 26 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S In excellent condition - unforgettable day!
In excellent condition - unforgettable day!
tomdude 26 Feb, 2013 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
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
Hidden 26 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Wee Davie 26 Feb, 2013 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
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, 2013 AltLd
with David Crawford
with David Crawford
Hidden 25 Feb, 2013 Lead
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 Lead
robertmichaellovell 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd after hadrian's - had the face to ourselves (you just need to start at 2pm)
with Ben Wallace
after hadrian's - had the face to ourselves (you just need to start at 2pm)
with Ben Wallace
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
The Grist 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Nick Allsop
with Nick Allsop
Adam Booth 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Just over 4 hrs, awesome route
with Murdo
Just over 4 hrs, awesome route
with Murdo
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd
alastairbegley 22 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/orion-face-direct
http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/orion-face-direct
Nick Russell 22 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S First on the face, moved efficiently as a 3. Excellent conditions, and the climb lived up to expectations!
First on the face, moved efficiently as a 3. Excellent conditions, and the climb lived up to expectations!
Alex Winter 22 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Nick and Alastair
with Nick and Alastair
Diggler 22 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with jonah
with jonah
Simon Allcock 21 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with Wilki
with Wilki
atch 21 Feb, 2013 - Fantastic route
with James T
Fantastic route
with James T
niallsash 19 Feb, 2013 2nd
Piglet69 19 Feb, 2013 2nd
with alifin
with alifin
alifin 19 Feb, 2013 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
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, 2013 -
Tom Campbell ?Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
ashpreston ??, 2013 -
captain ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
jamieevans 28 Mar, 2011 AltLd
joeydurkin 25 Mar, 2011 AltLd dnf Had a go. Found the first pitch to not be complete / in my ability.
with mark88
Had a go. Found the first pitch to not be complete / in my ability.
with mark88
Hidden 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Ken Applegate 19 Mar, 2011 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
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, 2011 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.
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, 2011 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!
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, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Mar, 2011 AltLd
simondunf 17 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with beau
with beau
Ken Applegate 16 Mar, 2011 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
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, 2011 - A wild day! Had to climb mainly blind due to spindrift.
with Martin Fitzsimons
A wild day! Had to climb mainly blind due to spindrift.
with Martin Fitzsimons
Simon K 7 Mar, 2011 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Graeme Barr 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd rpt
Hidden 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
1202alarm ?Mar, 2011 -
Pete Graham 27 Feb, 2011 AltLd
with malx
with malx
AMarchant 21 Jan, 2011 AltLd dnf Crucial traverse wasn't in condition so we bailed into Zero Gully
Crucial traverse wasn't in condition so we bailed into Zero Gully
Hidden 21 Jan, 2011 AltLd dnf
Phil Emerson 20 Jan, 2011 AltLd Ace. Thin out into the bowel, poorly protected. Led crux, wasn't too bad. Long day out
with Emily Roo, Graham McGrath
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 8 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Condition was marginal and misty, but still a great day out.
with Ben Taylor, Carlos
Condition was marginal and misty, but still a great day out.
with Ben Taylor, Carlos
Dave Thompson 7 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Michael Stephenson
with Michael Stephenson
Hidden 1 Apr, 2010 2nd
nniff ?Apr, 2010 AltLd
Tim Sparrow ?Apr, 2010 AltLd Wanted to do this for years!
with nniff
Wanted to do this for years!
with nniff
niallk 29 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead even pitches including crux traverse. Beautiful day, amazing positions on the route.
Lead even pitches including crux traverse. Beautiful day, amazing positions on the route.
Somerset swede basher 29 Mar, 2010 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
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, 2010 2nd O/S First experience of Grade V. Brilliant Route.
First experience of Grade V. Brilliant Route.
Jules C 27 Mar, 2010 - Good conditions - plenty of folk enjoying them!
Good conditions - plenty of folk enjoying them!
Hidden 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
HimTiggins 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Great condition, 1st time placements the whole way. Pretty wild conditions!
with tebs
Great condition, 1st time placements the whole way. Pretty wild conditions!
with tebs
Ally Baba 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Bloody amazing climb. The ice was awesome. Long day though.
with R. Mcmurry
Bloody amazing climb. The ice was awesome. Long day though.
with R. Mcmurry
Hidden 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
David Horwood 26 Mar, 2010 -
Hidden 23 Mar, 2010 2nd
hwackerhage 21 Mar, 2010 AltLd http://graniteandice.blogspot.com/2010/03/orion-direct-to-end-it-all.html
with Robbie Miller
http://graniteandice.blogspot.com/2010/03/orion-direct-to-end-it-all.html
with Robbie Miller
R0bbie 21 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Henning
with Henning
Ken Christie 20 Mar, 2010 2nd
with Alan Kimber
with Alan Kimber
DuncanR 20 Mar, 2010 AltLd Cracking route, great position, perect nic.
Cracking route, great position, perect nic.
Andrew Sloan 13 Mar, 2010 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.
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, 2010 Lead O/S Awesome route. Climbing never too hard, but protection was poor. V,4.
Awesome route. Climbing never too hard, but protection was poor. V,4.
david morse 13 Mar, 2010 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
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, 2010 AltLd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 12 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Pete Whillance
with Pete Whillance
Hidden 12 Mar, 2010 -
gregor 12 Mar, 2010 -
Ken Applegate 10 Mar, 2010 AltLd Climbed in 9 pitches, had the route to ourselves, in fantastic condition. Crux pitch was fairly straight forward today.
with Scott Kirkhope
Climbed in 9 pitches, had the route to ourselves, in fantastic condition. Crux pitch was fairly straight forward today.
with Scott Kirkhope
Andrew Barker 8 Mar, 2010 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
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 8 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
with Eric Hildrew
Limestone-Lad 8 Mar, 2010 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!
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 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 6 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Route in great condition with bomber neve throughout.
with pete123
Route in great condition with bomber neve throughout.
with pete123
Hidden 3 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Mar, 2010 AltLd
AB1965 3 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2010 AltLd
bob johnson 2 Mar, 2010 - very lucky - probably as easy as its gets very fine
with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
very lucky - probably as easy as its gets very fine
with Mike Pescod, Al Borrett
spoony84 ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S led with daz lemal, beut day out
led with daz lemal, beut day out
gripped01 ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Mike Palmer
with Mike Palmer
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
jmaskill ?Mar, 2010 2nd
luckyjim ?Mar, 2009 AltLd
with D Helm
with D Helm
Captain Solo 19 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with ontour
with ontour
Hidden 16 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Bezz 12 Apr, 2008 2nd
Hidden 6 Apr, 2008 -
innes 5 Apr, 2008 -
Brown 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Innes
with Innes
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
centurion05 ?Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S Drove up from Wales the day before. Then drove home the day after. Awesome route.
with dave g, Dan Carroll
Drove up from Wales the day before. Then drove home the day after. Awesome route.
with dave g, Dan Carroll
Grezza 18 Feb, 2008 Lead softish ice conditions
softish ice conditions
HIGHTOWER 24 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Best winter day ever!
Best winter day ever!
Fatherof2 23 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Good ice all the way just keeps going
with Roger
Good ice all the way just keeps going
with Roger
sgl 20 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with gaz
with gaz
gaz.marshall 20 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with sgl
with sgl
akhughes ?Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
with Steptoe
Jamie B ?Mar, 2007 Lead
with Ed Morrison
with Ed Morrison
marxk ??, 2007 -
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
keith leonard ??, 2007 Lead
with wife
with wife
GuyM ?Apr, 2006 AltLd
with si
with si
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Mar, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2003 AltLd O/S
Gudge ?Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S
with gwh
with gwh
nickdonohue ?Mar, 2002 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
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, 2002 AltLd
DaveHK 24 Feb, 2002 AltLd
with Steve Wells
with Steve Wells
Hidden 4 May, 2001 AltLd dnf
johnstacksanders 28 Apr, 2001 AltLd O/S route in really good condition
with Andy Lole, Graham Stein
route in really good condition
with Andy Lole, Graham Stein
bandersnatch ?Feb, 2001 AltLd
with Brian Hume
with Brian Hume
plain kitten ??, 2001 - GMcE
GMcE
marxk ??, 2001 -
James Gordon ?Mar, 2000 -
frost ?Mar, 2000 AltLd
with J Hubbard
with J Hubbard
Chad123 ?Feb, 2000 AltLd As good as the hype, great exposed position, bettered only by Psychedelic Wall or Astral Highway for position.....
with Jonny M
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, 1994 AltLd O/S Lovely alpine late season conditions
with jon Lawton
Lovely alpine late season conditions
with jon Lawton
pingora 15 Apr, 1994 AltLd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
mark mcgowan01 ??, 1993 -
with Alex Runciman
with Alex Runciman
pauldrew ??, 1990 AltLd Failed to clip ice screws on the crux traverse!! Glorious sunny day.
with Jim Hart
Failed to clip ice screws on the crux traverse!! Glorious sunny day.
with Jim Hart
Hidden ??, 1990 -
Hidden 13 Apr, 1989 AltLd
steveb2006 8 Apr, 1989 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.
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 8 Apr, 1989 AltLd Brilliant
Brilliant
MikePycroft 8 Apr, 1989 AltLd Brilliant
Brilliant
Hidden 6 Apr, 1988 Solo
mike hope 10 Mar, 1987 AltLd O/S Amazing day
with D Patey
Amazing day
with D Patey
Hidden 25 Feb, 1987 Solo
Hidden 17 Feb, 1987 Lead
scree ?Feb, 1987 -
with Dave H
with Dave H
Steve Crowe 19 Apr, 1986 2nd O/S One of my first winter climbs. Never bettered.
One of my first winter climbs. Never bettered.
Hidden ?Apr, 1986 AltLd
charlesmfrench 22 Feb, 1986 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
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 8 Feb, 1986 Lead
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Will Webb ?Feb, 1986 AltLd
with Alastair Todd
with Alastair Todd
jcw ??, 1986 -
with Simon Richardson
with Simon Richardson
steveb2006 5 Feb, 1985 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
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
with Max Rock
uphillnow 23 Feb, 1983 AltLd Got best pitches.Very well covered, supurb conditions
with Al Bennett
Got best pitches.Very well covered, supurb conditions
with Al Bennett
mark-abz 16 Feb, 1983 AltLd
with Kev H
with Kev H
Bob ??, 1981 AltLd O/S My first route on the Ben
with D. Geere
My first route on the Ben
with D. Geere
Davy Gunn ??, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1978 -
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