graemew ??/2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
ClimberNic 30/Apr/16 AltLd
with Joseph Nunn (Manjo)
Joe Nunn 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
davkeo 15/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Good climbing conditions. Horrendous spindrift which halted progress at times. Those interludes were made the more interesting with the onset of leg cramps. Brilliant route with a great history.

robpartridge 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Euan
GraMc 29/Mar/16 Solo rpt

some vertical crud and top snow slope was a bit spooky but nice to be out

Hidden 09/Mar/16 AltLd
Hidden 04/Mar/16 -
Hidden 04/Mar/16 -
Rhys Macallister 04/Mar/16 AltLd

First two pitches steep and interesting with adequate gear. Pitches were 40m, 65m, 65, 150m to the top.

with jack doyle, Katie bowen
Steven Carter ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 08/Apr/15 -
JackM92 28/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Climbed in waterfall conditions, water gushing out of screws like a tap. 3 pitches then moved together for the rest, belays no worse than on most other ice routes. Soft touch for V.

Hidden 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Rod Strachan 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

A great route - never read the route description beforehand but just follow your nose! Surprised that it hardly has any ascents these days. Belays not great but ok.

with Dave Atkinson
DaveAtkinson 14/Mar/15 AltLd
with Rod Strachan
tumbling wizard ?/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
Hidden ?/Mar/15 -
JasonK 15/Feb/15 AltLd

Fantastic and long route- steep all the way, with no flat stances even on the easy top pitches. Took steeper right-hand pitch on fat ice at the start. A bit slow as a rusty threesome so topped out as it was dark.

with Neil Redgrave
Palindrome 15/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
alastairbegley 13/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Fantastic, unhooked out ice, no one else around and first time placements!

with Tony
gazzagabb 13/Feb/15 AltLd

Climbed with Alastair Begley. Climb in good nick - surprisingly we were the only folk on it. Long route - 9 pitches - pitch 2 the crux and eases off after first 3 or 4 pitches. Ice screw belays throughout, with the occasional wire placement. White out on top - so careful nav to number 4 needed.

jshields 09/Feb/15 AltLd

Good ice, pitched the first half, then climbed the second half together.

with Mike Lea
Drew M 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
rob16 04/Feb/15 AltLd
with Matt Brook
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
kenneM 24/Mar/14 AltLd
with Carl Davies
Hidden 11/Mar/14 AltLd
Dougbart 11/Mar/14 AltLd

lead first two pitches with very poor protection, grate climb though

with Iain
prcleary ??/2014 -
with Chris
Hidden ??/2014 -
gst 23/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

First pitch a bit soft but after that in good nick. Windy with plenty spindrift, winter still alive and kicking.

with Al Walker
Neil Adams 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Part of a 3-route solo link-up -

Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead
1202alarm 06/Apr/13 -
with Jonno
elliptic 06/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Matt Reed 06/Apr/13 2nd
Nick Clement 05/Apr/13 Lead

In great condition-blue skies

with mandy clement
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
Brucemacrosson 31/Mar/13 AltLd
with Simon Opit
abbeywall 30/Mar/13 AltLd

Led 3 and 6 out to top, moving together with gear for the last 100m.

with K, FM
manwithacam 13/Mar/13 AltLd
with Dom
Harry Ellis 05/Mar/13 AltLd

Sustained first pitch 60m ropes would have been nice. First V lead

with Will Veitch
scottie390 04/Mar/13 -

B1 was on a fixed line at the foot of the chute (weird) and a screw, P1 was a good run out up the ever steepening chute to B2, good spike on the Right on the wall of a rocky rib, dodgey traverse, we protected by with a screw but did observe a piton high above B2 that could be used for tension TR. P2 traverse across rocky rib and then down again and back up to gain the gully again, then about 30m sustained steep ice, peg in a boulder before the steepest section (vertical), B3 in the small scoop above main difficulties with a snow stake and a nut, from there, easy gradee II and odd III step

dav_713 04/Mar/13 AltLd
with Davie Scott
Pete23 02/Mar/13 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
jev 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Ruslan
morsy 02/Mar/13 AltLd
with peter berwick
avonclimber 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick
mike fenwick ?/Mar/13 2nd
with Ben Pearce
The old James turnbull ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with aiden
luckyjim 26/Feb/13 Solo

good condition and no one else on it too good an opportunity to miss!

Ewan Russell 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S

in easy condition. lot of crap being knocked down by parties above wouldnt reccomnd if folk over left.

with Myself!
Tubs 24/Feb/13 AltLd rpt

Massive. Took screws all the way up this time as opposed to not at all last time. In easy IV nick.

with Alan, Dave M
Mowglee 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Ralph
khawk 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with DT
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
machars 23/Feb/13 AltLd
peter neden 22/Feb/13 Lead
John Workman 22/Feb/13 Lead

Third time for me, first back in the sebventies. Very good nick and weather. Did the right hand finish to first pitch.

with Apprentice
gregor 22/Feb/13 -
robertmichaellovell 21/Feb/13 AltLd
with Susan
Nick Russell 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

An excellent route, and my first winter climb with a 'big mountain' feel! Conditions were good - great ice for tools and crampons for the most part, but not so great for screws :s I led a short pitch at the start, then the traverse and subsequent steep section, then two of the four easy pitches up to the top. (Really we should have soloed these - easy ground and no real pro or belays.)

Oihularia 02/Feb/13 AltLd

Good conditions. Ice was bad for screws but axe placements were very good. Quite run out, belays were not great either. Very good route though, atmospheric and long, 6-7 hours. Started late and got back to the car really late.

tim20 ??/2013 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Tim Sparrow 13/Feb/12 -
with Ned
nniff 13/Feb/12 -
manwithacam 12/Feb/12 AltLd

eight hours on route, last 2 in darkness. Glad to find summit shelter and cairns off top. It was a big day.

with Mike and Vic
GraMc 07/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

perfect weather, fantastic route, amazing day!

with kevin mcgrath
Ice Nine 01/Feb/12 -

Good route with lots of spindrift. A quiet day on the Ben.

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
luckyjim ??/2012 -
with J McLeod
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
bandersnatch ??/2012 AltLd β
joeydurkin 25/Mar/11 AltLd

No problem finding decent runners but belays where a bit trickier to find.

with Mark P
mark88 25/Mar/11 AltLd
with Joey Durkin
chrisallan 07/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
t_stork 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Rory Brown
SWalls 05/Mar/11 AltLd
TeeBee 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Nav. off in whiteout via no.4 gully

with Jake
mikeyjbs 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with mike moss
mike.moss 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 26/Feb/11 AltLd

A bit melty, but the belays were actually pretty good and not too much spindrift.

Big Lee 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Spindrift avalanches all the way up the first pitch. Few decent runners. A bit soft and a few days proper freeze would firm it up a bit more but still an excellent route.

Hidden 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Gezzer 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Last climbed with Steve 26 years ago (almost to the day). Turned out to be a superb day in the end. Steve still going well even though he is 54 and 7 years older than me! he led the two hardest pitches, me not having done anything as serious as this for over 20 years!

Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd
Jen Crook 27/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Jan/11 AltLd
MonkeyDawson 23/Jan/11 AltLd

Gearless wonder. Saw someone got 14 runners in! Think we prob had 10 :(

with Bob Foster
Liam Ingram 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Didn't place a single runner in the four pitches I lead. Crux second pitch was reasonably well protected though.

Harry Holmes 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
tjmillen 22/Jan/11 Lead
with vicky
Hidden ??/2011 -
luckyjim ??/2011 AltLd
with D Helm
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Lawrie Brand 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Bomber neve, great climb to finish winter on! 14 runners in 300m of climbing...

Hidden 18/Apr/10 AltLd
jonnie3430 15/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Flash
Hidden 14/Apr/10 AltLd
Jules C 30/Mar/10 -
Captain Solo 21/Mar/10 Solo

Plan B after Ewan was struck down by the dreaded lurgi. Excellent snow ice with only a couple of tech 4 moves, continued interest to the top.

Ken Applegate 21/Mar/10 AltLd

Great situation!

with Scott Kirkhope
DuncanR 21/Mar/10 AltLd

Lots of Spindrft and falling ice!

with Scott Mckenzie
edmitchell 20/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Total Epic!

with Pete Davis, kitty duncan
robinsi197 13/Mar/10 2nd

Excellent neve

with Lewis, Nick
John Roe 13/Mar/10 AltLd
with Dan Caroll, Rusty Bale
John sealey 12/Mar/10 Lead
The Bad Cough 12/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Christian Minett, John Sealey
Limestone-Lad 12/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Good ice for three pitches then snow for the rest, occasional steps. Ate lots of spindrift. The ice on the crux move (from lower ramp to upper ramp) was hacked out but enough remained to work with. A nearby climber's (Tim) advice kept me on route.

Hidden 07/Mar/10 AltLd
Brian Smith 84 ?/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/10 AltLd
DJayB 23/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Simply outstanding!

Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead
Andrew Sloan 20/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

Tough lean conditions, first pitch unprotectable....scarey!!

with Bridget
DAL 20/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

A great line but felt extremely intimidating with no gear or belays to speak of.

Hidden ?/Mar/09 -
John sealey 09/Feb/09 Lead
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Rob Grant 19/Apr/08 AltLd
with dan arkle
Hidden 18/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
akhughes 24/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
John Kettle 23/Mar/08 AltLd
ewen 23/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Nicos 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S
thebigeasy ?/Mar/08 AltLd
with Nicos
BenTiffin ?/Feb/08 AltLd
with Bob Currie, Dan Robinson
Jim Walton 19/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Mike's first ever Ice climb - interesting belays...

with Mike Owen
Charlie wp Hill ??/2008 Lead
andyinglis 03/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Easy conditions (~IV,4), ice screw belays.

with Henning
RobScotland 01/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with jonnyb
Hidden 01/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
mikecopp 31/Mar/07 AltLd
with Gaz Marshall
gaz.marshall 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Brown 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Redge
s kennedy 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove
Hidden 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Spade 18/Feb/07 AltLd

Great day and 50th anniversary of first ascent. Thin in lower section but good ice higher.

with Andy G and Ewan F
reg_measures ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with dave brown
alan wilson ??/2007 -
DaleB ??/2006 -
with GD
Hidden ??/2006 -
sgl 06/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
seanyt 06/Feb/05 AltLd
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
a_hein ??/2005 Solo

great spring conditions

nickdonohue 22/Feb/03 AltLd

2nd pitch was really interesting, linking blobs of snow-ice. About 40m to the first runner (!) but found good belay peg in rock rib on left.

with Mark McCarthy
Hidden 13/Apr/02 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 13/Apr/02 AltLd
Dave Kerr 22/Feb/02 AltLd
with Karl Atherton
Hidden 19/Mar/01 AltLd
Andrew Sloan ?/Mar/01 -
with Steve Grove
Hidden ??/2000 -
plain kitten ??/2000 Lead


Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/99 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/99 Lead
cragmanuk ??/1998 -
with Ian Lamb
frank ramsay ?/Mar/96 Solo
cornishmackem 25/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Tim Bantam
Hidden 06/Mar/93 Lead O/S
pingora 02/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Shaun R
Hidden ?/Mar/93 -
Grezza ??/1993 -
mark-abz ?/Mar/92 AltLd
with Simon K
Marti999 ??/1992 AltLd
pauldrew ??/1991 AltLd
with Ian Lewis
Hidden 03/Apr/90 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 -
charlesmfrench 11/Mar/87 Solo O/S

All very solid ice and very secure to solo with no one above.

GaryK ?/Mar/87 AltLd O/S
with 2BA
Hidden 07/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/87 AltLd
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Hidden 20/Feb/86 Solo
scree ?/Feb/86 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/86 AltLd
Hidden 15/Feb/85 AltLd
Hidden 06/Feb/85 AltLd
Martin Haworth ?/Feb/85 AltLd O/S
with tim p
Gezzer ??/1984 AltLd
with Max Rock
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 Lead O/S
with Colin Gourley
Hidden ?/Feb/83 AltLd
Lone Rider ?/Jan/83 Solo
Lone Rider 30/Jan/82 AltLd
with Chris Rice
Bruce Kerr 02/Feb/80 AltLd
with Lesley Kirkwood
Chris Craggs ?/Feb/79 2nd
with Falco Reche
The Bronze 15/Jan/79 Solo O/S

Perfect conditions, sunny day, no wind or spindrift, 1 hour bottom to top.

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