Ghastlyrabbitfat ??/2018 -
James Gordon ??/2018 -
BushwackerBritz 27/Dec/17 Solo O/S
noskki 24/Dec/17 Solo
with AmyG
AmyG 24/Dec/17 Solo O/S

In the rain with boots. Day calmed down to be very calm. Not much snow around, a wee bit after the traverse.

with Robin, Erik
mrbird 29/Oct/17 Solo O/S

Up tower ridge and down CMD. 6 hours car to car.

with G. Wy
Gawyllie 29/Oct/17 Solo
with Dave B
joeflan 24/Oct/17 Solo O/S

damp day roped together great

with Chloe
Hidden 24/Oct/17 Solo O/S
Steve50002003 18/Oct/17 -
AndyT4 08/Oct/17 2nd O/S
RWB1986 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Did this and Direct route on Douglas boulder in wet weather and pore visability, 13 hour round trip. Not the right route for wet weather climbing...

with AndyT4
luckyjim 22/Sep/17 Lead

A late afternoon ascent .

with Cara
Cloverleaf 19/Sep/17 Lead

Perfect autumn day. Took Steph for her first time on the Ben under the description of child minding. What better way to do your first Munro than by a route like Tower Ridge? Pitched a few bits when the runners ran out but mainly moved together, followed by a picnic to refuel her before doing tower gap. Topped out at 5pm and had the summit to ourselves apart from the Ravens and an utterly shameful amount of rubbish. Slightly slow on the return and chocolate related bribery was definitely required but a great wee day out.

Steph2004 18/Sep/17 2nd O/S

First Munro... great introduction.

Andrew Holden 16/Sep/17 Lead
benny_m 15/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Su
malcolm.harris 02/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

In cloud for most of it but route finding straightforward enough (despite accidentally bypassing the very first pitch- the 20m polished chimney). Sun came out for the descent down CMD and almost didn't recognise what we'd been on- surreal. Would like to do again with good vis. No tat in place for tower gap as I had read but wasn't necessary- can easily place and retreive your own protection for this tricky bit.

gman2012 01/Sep/17 Solo
IainMay 01/Sep/17 Solo
with Timothy May
Webster 26/Aug/17 Solo
Andrew Holden 12/Aug/17 Lead
with Miller
Pete Barker 09/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with Frenchman
Alastair MacSween 12/Jul/17 Solo rpt
Mr Messy 09/Jul/17 AltLd
with Andy Stocks, Julie, Gavin, Richard Smith, Bob Steeper
Hidden 03/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
tedburt 02/Jul/17 Solo O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Anti-faff 23/Jun/17 AltLd

'Summer' conditions. Great fun from start to finish, pitched the gap and the starting chimney.

with CMC meet
Andrew Knight 23/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Garry_C 20/Jun/17 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Jim blackford ?/Jun/17 Solo O/S

Took a broad loose gully to the right of western gully which lead to the shoulder above Douglas gap. Was about Mod but really shit. rest of the ridge was brilliant

Nathan Adam 31/May/17 Solo rpt

Up and down.

Ken Taylor 31/May/17 Solo O/S
with Chris Michalak
john jennings 31/May/17 Solo
with Chris, Andy, Ken
chris smith 31/May/17 Lead O/S

Led 2 mock clients for Mia training

cacheson 31/May/17 Lead O/S

Cracker of a day!

with Safety Max, Fran Baldacchino
rd20 30/May/17 Solo O/S

in descent

dprctr 30/May/17 Solo O/S
Lifeboatjohn 30/May/17 2nd

A cracking day out...all simple climbing, roped more if it than expected. The only difficulties caused when it started to rain and foot holds became slippery. No view from the summit...

with Mike Jeffers
lizbarilepage 28/May/17 2nd
with Lawrie Brand
monkeymatt 28/May/17 Lead O/S

Without Douglas boulder

with Phil McClure, Harry Boston
Dacky 28/May/17 Lead β
Lawrie Brand 28/May/17 Lead rpt
with Liz
Hidden 26/May/17 Lead O/S
Ali D 25/May/17 Solo O/S
luckyjim 22/May/17 Lead

An early start to beat the rain..

with Savannah
centurion05 07/May/17 Lead
with Yvonne
Liam Watson 07/May/17 Lead

There is still a small amount of snow on the Eastern Traverse and some solid ice at the top also.

eve29 07/May/17 2nd
with Andy
bms 03/May/17 -

A brilliant alpine day on the Ben and the route was everything I hoped it would be. Hard snow and ice in the shade above the Great Tower.

luckyjim 03/May/17 Solo

Still some snow on the Eastern traverse and on the final part of the ridge after the Gap .

Hidden 03/May/17 -
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
Ids1165 ??/2017 AltLd
graemew ??/2017 -
Nickwild ??/2017 -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
stephheeley 19/Dec/16 -
foostu4 19/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Wow, what a route. Got a bit lost before the great tower - low vis made following the main line tricky - bit of an epic back onto the main ridge. Would like to come back and solo in the dry on a summers day!

Hidden 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S
morageagleson 04/Dec/16 2nd O/S
scottidog 26/Nov/16 -

Moved together. Soft snow on rock

peachos 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Hoping for a bit of early winter, but the thaw on Thurs/Fri put that to bed. Very little snow/ice on the route. Moved together all the way.

Rory Abernethy 05/Nov/16 -

Got benighted by the time we did tower gap, proably could have done with crampons for the last sections before the plateau.

Pete_Stewart 05/Nov/16 -

A fair bit of snow and ice on the route, but didn't use axe or crampons so not counting as winter conditions!

with Austin
Andrew Holden 29/Oct/16 Lead
luckyjim 23/Oct/16 Solo

Had the ridge to myself : )

Hidden 23/Oct/16 AltLd
Mike Hewitt 23/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Fantastic one day trip up decided in the pub at 11pm the night before, where all the best decisions are made. Tried a speed ascent, 4.5 hours car to car, about 1.5 hours climbing the route and the rest running (or at least trying to!). Took a rope and about 5 pieces of gear but didn't need 'em. Will definitely be back to race my own time. Didn't see the elusive luckyjim!?

grady_9 22/Oct/16 Solo
EuanM 22/Oct/16 Lead
ross brinson 20/Oct/16 Lead
with David Butter
rashwell 11/Oct/16 Solo
Alastair MacSween 10/Oct/16 Solo rpt
sjsh 09/Oct/16 -
Oliver Houston 09/Oct/16 -

5 hrs from CIC hut to summit. Inc. Douglas Boulder. Mostly solo. 3 short pitches on DB, maybe 3 more at top of ridge.

with Sam
bc44caesar 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Solo
mikemartin 07/Oct/16 Solo
nathanshaw 07/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jo
Tightsgirl 04/Oct/16 Lead

Due to be wild wind at the summit, but from the south so we braved it, hoping the north side would offer shelter, and I got my Dad up the ridge no bother!

with Tony Francis
Lawrie Brand 01/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Sarah, Martin
David_Gledson 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S

Had to wait at the Great Tower for the sun to come up and melt the verglas and frost. Really it's a scramble, with little exposure. Chimney pitch out of DG is the crux I thought. Stunning views and weather. Finished over cmd arete.

Hidden 22/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
jez_palmer 17/Sep/16 -

Moved together for most part

with Emil
captain_reindeer 17/Sep/16 Solo
with Alastair Grantham
rosatb 16/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with MegWan, Eben
Hidden 16/Sep/16 2nd
myrddinmuse 16/Sep/16 Lead O/S

What a journey. Started late with plans to bivvy on the summit, but made pretty good pace. Was foggy and raining but climbing was never really desperate. Took care to get the right gully behind Douglas Boulder (after reading horror comments on here), and was smooth going from there. Pitched a part of the little tower and gave Meg a rope for the gap. Amazing exposure despite the fog. Atmospheric as fuck, great way to summit, and first time up Ben Nevis.

with MegWan Brown, Rosa Taylor Beale, Adam Vaughan
hotfeet 10/Sep/16 -
with Kent
BillyR 07/Sep/16 2nd
with Max
steve7734 04/Sep/16 -

Missed the start, accidentally heading too far up Observatory Gully, before backtracking. Very wet, misty ascent with slippery rock so we pitched a few times. Great fun though. The sun broke out as we reached the top!

sambosanquet101 04/Sep/16 Solo
met1cul0us 04/Sep/16 AltLd
Dale Finnie 04/Sep/16 AltLd dnf

F***ed this up. Missed the initial gully. Went for another gully higher up. Boulder collapsed on me. Rope nearly cut. Got launched into the air. 25m fall lucky to be alive

Pete_Stewart 04/Sep/16 -
with Olly
andy dunn 29/Aug/16 AltLd
with Claire
Claireybloomers 29/Aug/16 AltLd
with Andy
lcullum7 28/Aug/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead β
Andrew Holden 28/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 28/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 -
JFT 27/Aug/16 AltLd

With Tim. Started at DG (chimney was great fun!) Pitched the Great Tower and Tower Gap. Descended via CMD

Roch 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Third time climbing it in summer and still got lost. Went too high up observatory gully and had to backtrack to find the right point across to the start of the douglas chimney. Straightforward ascent to the little tower, traversed right too early and ended up on a slippy horror show. Reversed back a few moves and then got back on route. Fairly straightforward thereafter. No wind, occasional showers lower down, cloud occasionally clearing to give views over to ledge route. Descended via CMD arete.

with Liam Paddon
Hidden 21/Aug/16 -
Katrina 18/Aug/16 AltLd

Jim Finnie

Tightsgirl 17/Aug/16 Solo
with Aaron Brennan, Balazs Turi, Jamie Johnston
Hidden 16/Aug/16 -
Hidden 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Solo
Euan Henderson 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with gordon henderson, William Henderson
william henderson 06/Aug/16 Lead


with Gordon Henderson
dmacmorris 28/Jul/16 Solo O/S

Great way to reach the summit. Loved going thur the little cave, like caving in the top of a mountain. Awesome.

Tightsgirl 28/Jul/16 Solo
with Sam Thompson
alastairparkin 28/Jul/16 Solo O/S

with Jamie and Ross, misty day out v atmospheric

Kevin Woods 28/Jul/16 Solo O/S

Consolation route for a wet Centurion. Amazed its taken so long.

Jamiecousland92 28/Jul/16 Solo O/S

Amazing route. Roped up for Tower Gap

Jessicahicklin 24/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Xeriff217 23/Jul/16 Lead
shelbymcb 22/Jul/16 2nd

Moved together on most of the route, pitched a couple of short sections inc the gap. Well deserved of every star. Magic.

with mike
mikewilson789 22/Jul/16 Lead rpt
How easy 12/Jul/16 AltLd

A couple of showers and general dampness so pitched a bit more than might otherwise have done. Great varied route.

Rwillson88 05/Jul/16 Lead dnf

Weather turned, we had to retreat

with RHI
wardt_88 01/Jul/16 2nd
with Matt
Hidden 01/Jul/16 Lead O/S
cavemancolumbus ?/Jul/16 Lead

done on rest day after cycling Oban/Campbeltown

with Oli
guitarshane 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Cracking wee adventure, amazing weather

with Rachel
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead
gregorhogg 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Karol Wojcik
cindylmy 14/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Amazing day, started at 4am and got onto the peak at 9 to catch the good weather window. one of the best feelings in the world.

TomatoPro 14/Jun/16 Solo
with Joe, Cindy
JoeFoster59 14/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Alpine start and alpine style. Hearing the weather was going to be great until 11am we decided to set off at 3am. Amazingly clear views all the way up to the CIC hut tempted by the douglas boulder but unsure of the weather we opted to skirt round to the right as Freddie had a recollection that it was a nicer way up. We decided we'd climb together so we all tied into the rope and set off. The right hand gully was awful every block was loose and every foothold wet delicately running up it we reached the start of tower ridge after a hellish hour up the chossy gully of imminent death. Still tied together we all soloed the initial climb realising that that was one of the hardest section we untied and proceed to solo the rest of the ridge. The freedom to choose your own line was amazing and with the weather still sunny and clear it was incredible all the way to tower gap. For the downclimb for tower gap we tied in and looped the rock around a boulder I then untied at bottom and had a astonishingly exposed climb out of the gap. Cindy then followed tied in. Freddie tempted by jumping tower gap but not ready to die for it got Cindy to loop the rope around a block on the other side and went for it on top rope. The rest of the scramble to the top was pleasant with a final dash to the summit we managed to top out by 8am 5 hours from the car to the summit. One of the greatest mountaineering experiences of my life all fueled by a Clif Bar and an energy gel. Next time Ill bring sarnies. Definitely the greatest scrambling I've ever experienced sickening exposure but with such good holds you almost always feel secure.

morsy 12/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
BMaybee 05/Jun/16 2nd
with Eliot Bianco, roym
luckyjim 05/Jun/16 Solo

very quiet day on the Ben... considering the perfect weather

roym 05/Jun/16 Lead
Richard Alderton 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

1h30 to the CIC. Slightly misjudged the skirt around the Douglas Boulder, and managed to join the ridge part way along , via a chossy gulley. Still a cracking day out. Only pitched 2 sections. Finished with CMD arete. Superb. 10 hours car to car, thanks to a lift back down from the dam!

with Captain P
Nemo9 02/Jun/16 -

At night . Left CIC at midnight. On summit at 3 am. No queues !

with Col
Pero 01/Jun/16 Solo
Lee0901 ?/Jun/16 AltLd
Kike Kikon ?/Jun/16 Solo rpt

Soloed next to Alvaro who teamed up with Fer(?)

tatz45 31/May/16 Solo O/S
dansimkin 30/May/16 Lead rpt

Becci led the whole ridge. Much better weather than the day before!

with Becci
More-On 30/May/16 AltLd dnf

Had to retreat due to weather before Little Tower

citizen6ix 29/May/16 Solo β

No rope protection used. Early morning start, great weather, perfect vis, dry rock. Had studied a POV video of the ascent on youtube first. Snow all gone on route (some remained inside the squeeze through eastern traverse slabs but none underfoot). Tower Gap carefully completed, no issues.

dbell67 29/May/16 Solo

Rope up just before the gap

with Joe Burns
dboyd197 29/May/16 AltLd

Excellent day on tower ridge and SW ridge of the Douglas Boulder. finished with descent down CMD arete to return to CIC hut. I led (no gear required) the chimney at the start and the chock stone after the Eastern Traverse. Moved together for most of the ridge.

andy2lis 29/May/16 -

Epic day, Did South West Ridge of Douglas Boulder, traversing into Douglas Gap at the top. Nice weather on the ridge. Finished off with CMD before descending down the CIC.

with Dav
Garry_C 27/May/16 Solo

Ski's on back

with Ali H, Nick, Sarah, Jim
Hidden 22/May/16 -
Webster 14/May/16 Solo

had hoped for some snow but it is now free of unavoidable snow. axe still usefull for approach and topping out.

Kike Kikon ?/May/16 Lead O/S

Used to descend BN after climbing up NE buttress. With Cris, Caitlin and Alvaro.

sblake ?/May/16 Solo
takaczapka 15/Mar/16 -
with Tony
RonnydeWeerd 25/Feb/16 -
Butler! ?/Jan/16 Solo
duncanbutler ??/2016 Solo
with Alice
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
chmckay ??/2016 Solo
Franklin Jacoby ??/2016 Lead
Tenko ??/2016 -
Tenko ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
routrax 30/Oct/15 Solo O/S
ANC 17/Oct/15 AltLd

Climbed the douglas boulder and then soloed the ridge

with Louise Humphreys
louise123 17/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Ben Nevis and then Carn Mor Derg Arete

Hidden 13/Oct/15 Solo
arose 10/Oct/15 Solo

Much better than the forecast suggested

Tightsgirl 10/Oct/15 Solo
Tommcd 09/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 08/Oct/15 Lead
gateaublaster 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Moved together for most of it.. Pitched the gap.. Took much longer than expected, first proper mountaineering day so learned lots of things on the job

Michael Aylen 03/Oct/15 -
tbmcbrid 03/Oct/15 DWS O/S

Kate lead entire route after the Boulder. Took tourist route off top since visibility was poor. Awesome climb

with Kate Lane
dansimkin 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Rachael Gosling, Tom Perry
lisafer 03/Oct/15 AltLd

Completely dry rock all the way, even in the cloud at the top :) Pitched trickier bits & moved together in-between.

with Walter
markneilly346 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Climbed Togethor. Pitched Tower Gap. 3hrs in total Great weather for October Got exam results at top

with Benbo
glencoebob 02/Oct/15 AltLd

Cracking day, 1:30 walk in, 3 hours to do the ridge, good practice at moving together roped up.

joe.91 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Moved together the whole way, 2hrs

Hidden 01/Oct/15 2nd
benclimbing 01/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Solo O/S
euanmci 28/Sep/15 -

good route, weather nice, had to give some idiot my food

Robertgiddy 27/Sep/15 Lead


liamando 27/Sep/15 Solo O/S

No rope or aid used. Cracking route. Perfect weather conditions. No food.

with Paul GUMC, Alex Longhaired
SkylarLobdell 26/Sep/15 -

Rock was pretty wet down towards the bottom but mostly dried up as we went higher (with the exception of the slimy 'tunnel' under the block. Soloed up to the Great Tower and then moved together for the rest, quickly pitching the Gap. Cracking day out, up for lunch at the summit in under 2.5!

with Joe
Alastair MacSween 20/Sep/15 Solo rpt
rossjgibson 13/Sep/15 Solo

Up tower ridge and back down Ledge route with tom gregor and Nathan

with Nathan
luckyjim 10/Sep/15 Lead
with linda
Hidden 10/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Ian Stirrups 09/Sep/15 -

Mostly soloed

with Sue
Andrew Holden 07/Sep/15 Solo
Dan3266 05/Sep/15 AltLd
with GStone
GStone 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

What a great route. Douglas boulder start. Easy scrambling all the way. Moved together apart from the gap where we belayed from the boulder. started at 7:20am from the CIC. 5 hours total to the summit inc the Douglas boulder, then descended CMD, CDM and CB aretes to return to the CIC at around 15:30pm. Observatory ridge next I think!

Irelando 05/Sep/15 Lead

Ridge to ourselves, great day for first time up the Ben?

BusyLizzie 01/Sep/15 2nd

A wonderful adventure, even in a cloud.

luckyjim 01/Sep/15 Lead
with Lizzie
Tim Hamlet 31/Aug/15 Solo

Up tower and down ledge route, brilliant day.

Hidden 24/Aug/15 AltLd
picasso 22/Aug/15 Lead

with Lisa and Lorna, started in good weather, but got wetter as the day got on.

Hidden 19/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/15 AltLd
Elastic Jones 18/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Spanny
xusa 18/Aug/15 2nd O/S

moving together, pitch the tricky bits, loads of nice people around, very busy very hot day! brilliant day out

Mike Hewitt 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a 3, Douglas Boulder took 5h, Tower Ridge 5.5h. Found the Eastern traverse 3rd time lucky. Perfect conditions!

nicjbuk 18/Aug/15 Lead

nice day for it. dry warm and sunny

with rab middlemiss
fredallingham 17/Aug/15 Lead

First time on the Ben, and what a corker. Skipped the Douglas Boulder in the interest of saving time. Somehow we managed to wander off route on the tower and ended up climbing past lots of bits of gear. Cracking day out.

with Jan
coachmacca 16/Aug/15 2nd β

Descent after NE buttress

with Fraser Brown
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
Danhan 12/Aug/15 -

Skipped Douglas Boulder. Moved together as a three except for chimney after Douglas Boulder and Tower Gap. Cloudy all the way.

with Ginger Rich, Nick
HelenB 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Katie, Fatima
RebekahD 07/Aug/15 Solo
with Calum
Hidden 07/Aug/15 Solo
Gawyllie 06/Aug/15 Solo
Mackinclimb 02/Aug/15 Solo
petecurt 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
callumwaddell 24/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Amazing day out, visibility cleared up as we gained the ridge. Was tempted by jumping the gap, maybe next time...

with David Lamond
mikewilson789 23/Jul/15 Lead
Chrismith 15/Jul/15 Solo rpt
luckyjim 06/Jul/15 Solo
TomatoPro 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Climbed free solo trailing a rope and set up anchors for a friend to second. Pitched tower gap with a friction belay round tower gap boulder. Weather was ok, ought to have done the 'moving together' method in hindsight as ascent took 6 hours!

andy2lis 03/Jul/15 AltLd
with Marcus McLernon, David Boyd
westleas 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Trent T 03/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Had no previous knowledge of the route (didn't even know the name of it till someone mentioned it at the top haha). From the second I laid eyes on it, I was magnetically drawn to it and knew there was no way I could leave without climbing it. The exposure of some of the sections on this route tested me mentally in many ways. If you decide to scramble it, make sure it's relatively dry out and you have chalk. There will be spots where you'll have 300+ ft drops of exposure and the only thing keeping you alive is solid positioning/holds and friction. Wouldn't recommend if you don't have a head for heights.

MikeSP 03/Jul/15 -

Mostly solo roped up for the gap

lcullum7 03/Jul/15 Solo rpt
with Rowan Chesmer
dboyd197 03/Jul/15 2nd

with Douglas boulder. Some route finding issues lead to this being an epic day. topped out just after midnight. Treated to an excellent sunset.

Marcus McLernon 03/Jul/15 AltLd

Completed this straight after Douglas Boulder. Such a long day and we finished after midnight, topping out in the dark, strong winds and in the clouds for the last two hours. Nice route, most of it was Mod level so I was glad we did Douglas Boulder. We would have done it faster had we not traversed left way too early thinking we were on the eastern traverse when we went. This made things a little more interesting as the section we put ourselves on was VD level. Nice scramble route overall.

happymarmot 01/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Mostly moved together. Mantas in 28 degree heat a poor choice

Hidden 20/Jun/15 -
Tim_Gomersall 13/Jun/15 Solo
arose 12/Jun/15 Lead
with Rob Maxted, Justin Russel
jwhereat 11/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 09/May/15 AltLd rpt
2minty 09/May/15 2nd
john. e.r 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S


with dave smith
wilkinscl 02/Apr/15 AltLd
Dafer4 13/Mar/15 AltLd

Greate trip in the heart of the Ben!Good condition with amazing weather!with Gianpaolo.

Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd
baileyswalk 26/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Good conditions on the ridge right now if a bit windy at times

with Jack
Gillieshill ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Joel Perkin ??/2015 -
clanger ??/2015 -
Jacob Phillips ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 03/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 30/Nov/14 Solo O/S
jimmatthews 30/Nov/14 Solo

From Direct Route on Douglas Boulder

BPaske 16/Nov/14 2nd
Matt Amos 16/Nov/14 AltLd

Moved together most of the way except the chimney after Douglas boulder which we pitched. Amazing to do it in November with no snow and a clear day!

Harry Ellis 15/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/14 -
MBarraclough 01/Oct/14 -
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
keith hal 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Absolutely brilliant day out! Loved it!

with Katrina
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo
Mapleleaf 21/Sep/14 Lead
with Gaven
wjcdean 20/Sep/14 -

Moved together with adam for most of it. Pitched a couple of sections. Awesome day. Followed by Ben summit and CMD

Trevers 20/Sep/14 AltLd

Moved together/pitched with Jack. Epic day out

with Jack Ottoway
jeottaway 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Amazing weather, excellent route.

BStar 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Epic day out. The gap is very interesting!

acodina 20/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 18/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
JohnBotham 14/Sep/14 Lead
yehti 13/Sep/14 -
with Kevin Docherty, Susan Young, Peter Young
girlymonkey 13/Sep/14 Solo
with peter young, Kevin Docherty, Tom Young
david_n560 12/Sep/14 Solo

Great experience in mist with Douglas Boulder, though a lot of route is unexceptional scrambling. Took 2 false Eastern Traverses - not as obvious as guide suggests. Route finding on Boulder also a bit off! Best line direct and a bit hard for to solo for me. Ridge great in descent.

luckyjim 11/Sep/14 Solo

first route since knackering my leg in April : )

Alastair MacSween 09/Sep/14 Solo rpt
peterjph 09/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

pitched section up small tower, and just after Tower gap.

Hidden 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
andrewcoultherd 08/Sep/14 AltLd
with Lee, Becky
Phil Lyon 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
M Mathieson 04/Sep/14 -

First mountain route

with Robb
Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd rpt
esther ?/Sep/14 AltLd
murray ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ryan
Hidden 30/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
kirstypallas 26/Aug/14 Solo
marie_p 26/Aug/14 -
with mike
Billy 26/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/14 -
Shea 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Fantastic day out, drove from and back to Edinburgh. Jumped the gap before realising people probably use ropes to do it.

ieuanr 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Great way to summit Ben Nevis. Approach shoes perfect. Impossible to go off route. Just follow the crampon scratches.

Pero 24/Aug/14 Solo
alisonlea75 24/Aug/14 2nd
with Stu
Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead
ross brinson 19/Aug/14 -
with Chris Clifford
Deezel65 19/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Very very wet and very low visibility, first time climbing the route and found it pretty hairy under the conditions, can imagine on a clear dry day it's a lovely outing. Glad to have got it done though as been top of my wish list for a long time.

Rob N 15/Aug/14 Solo rpt

4hrs 20mins from Northface carpark to summit to the Ben Nevis Inn

RLimmer ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with John Limmer
Coops_13 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Amazing over tower gap, 1 and half hours bottom to top

Patrick Hill 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
boyson 26/Jul/14 Solo
SUColdo 25/Jul/14 -


HimTiggins 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
samvimes1982 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Mostly second with a lead higher up, many "pitches" solo or moving together.

with Tim Higgins
Hidden 22/Jul/14 AltLd
Mike505 22/Jul/14 Solo O/S

20+ Degrees C with a clear Summit!

Hidden 19/Jul/14 Lead
Little AndyH 19/Jul/14 -
with Calum Agnew, Rob Reglinski
Hidden 18/Jul/14 AltLd dnf
Hidden 12/Jul/14 AltLd
Simon Yearsley 09/Jul/14 AltLd

A mad dash of fun.

with Helen Rennard
Finn Curry 08/Jul/14 AltLd

Damp and midgy today, but bloody good fun. Saw no one else on route.

Stephen Halliday 08/Jul/14 AltLd
Gerlach 05/Jul/14 -
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
shoulders 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Rain, snow (on the ground) and sun, even a chopper resupply of the CIC hut. tres alpine.

with dai
Baggie 01/Jul/14 -
Hidden 30/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 AltLd
SWalls 29/Jun/14 Solo

In descent. Rope for gap.

with Gem Munro, Iain Munro
sergio46 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with John McDonald
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd
joe_lancs 27/Jun/14 Lead O/S
sj87 26/Jun/14 -
djdavies 26/Jun/14 2nd
with Sue Jeffrey
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Neil Adams 22/Jun/14 Solo
dodfoster 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hugh Simons 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Completed on the night of the summer solstice! After doing the Douglas Boulder Direct we continued on, enjoying the fantastic easy climbing. Soloed the majority, only pitching a few bits where we got lost thinking we had found the eastern traverse. Highlight has got to be the tunnel - just brilliant! Topped out just before 4.00am - shame the mist was in so we didn't get a view.

IanMcC 21/Jun/14 AltLd

Mostly soloed.

with Jimbo
Hidden 21/Jun/14 -
Ulgrid 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Midsummernight ascent, taking in the Douglas Boulder. Started at 8pm and finished at 3am. The best weekend of the year so far.

with Dave
david_brookes 21/Jun/14 AltLd
SimonN 21/Jun/14 AltLd
Lisa Stocks 21/Jun/14 2nd
with Stuart Coupe
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd
Yoshi 20/Jun/14 Solo O/S

No rope, however clipped directly to 1 sling around the boulder above the gap. In general easier than expected and not as continuous, phenomenal in spite of this. The climb out of the Douglas Gap, along with the ascent of Little Tower were the technical highlights. 10/10 for setting, atmosphere and scale.

Nathan Adam 19/Jun/14 Solo

Left the house in FW at 7.15pm, was back at the house for 12am. Superb route which just flows if you know the correct line. I can see it becoming a regular training run..

Hidden 18/Jun/14 Solo
malone 18/Jun/14 Solo
iceicebaby 17/Jun/14 -

After work.

Alastair MacSween 17/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
robahalliday 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Pitched 4 times, climbed with Kate

with Kate Bellew
Nathan Adam 14/Jun/14 Lead

Mostly moved together with a mate still getting his climbing legs. Managed to get a bit lost after being a bit too keen to find the eastern traverse, all came good in the end and an enjoyable added bit of adventure!

ruaridhmac 14/Jun/14 2nd

Mostly solo, nearly fell, rope over gap

Mackinclimb 14/Jun/14 Solo
susannasimpson 14/Jun/14 Lead
with Ally Campbell, Mark Chambers, Adam Macintosh, Ruaridh
funkyvin1 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together mostly. Wasn't brave enough to balance along ridge to tower gap, had to stoop for 1st bit.

with Diccon
simondunf ?/Jun/14 Solo

in descent

andy dunn 24/May/14 AltLd
with J
Blurgy319 24/May/14 Lead rpt
with Arran Glencross, Lee Wales
Gav Parker 19/May/14 2nd
GlennWatson 02/May/14 Solo
Hidden ?/May/14 -
sarahjk ?/May/14 AltLd
KennyGeoghegan 01/Mar/14 Lead
suds_01 20/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Katie smith
lost.arrow 18/Feb/14 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
Tilt ?/Feb/14 2nd

Good settled weather on this sunday, lots of snow about, got bottlenecked but had good company and maxed out all drops of daylight. Excellent day.

with Ben Pearce
Richard Thombs 09/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Loads of fresh snow, but had consolidated nicely the previous night. Put the track in, hopefully others will find it helpful! Scottish Winter III/3

with Mark Walker
Busby ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
bandersnatch ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Steve Kent
Hidden ??/2014 -
crustypunkuk ??/2014 -
chapmand ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Colin Dyer ??/2014 2nd
with Paul Reilly
Nathan Adam 16/Oct/13 Solo O/S

First route of such a scale on the Ben, a great mountaineering route ! Cold wind which meant nippy fingers for a lot of the day, cloud was well established up top and the rock pretty rimed from Tower gap up. Pitched tower gap as it was a bit glazed. Will be back after winter for a proper solo, not what i'd call comparable to the big scrambles on Skye.

Jenny Hall 13/Oct/13 Solo
with Louis
Louis Hume 13/Oct/13 Lead
with Jenny
mzchambers 13/Oct/13 Solo β

Linked up with doing down the CMD

Jenny Hall 13/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with Louis
jesss 12/Oct/13 -
mattking_109 12/Oct/13 Solo

Scouting it out for winter...

with Iona, Lizzie, Joe W
Hidden 10/Oct/13 Solo
Chrismith 05/Oct/13 Solo
with Shane
GOS 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

long day, only 3 h on ridge (usually moving together) but 12h round trip inc douglas boulder

with John Holterman, Michael Gibson
luckyjim 29/Sep/13 Solo
Malpractise 28/Sep/13 Lead

Combined with CMD arête, long day out.

MikeLell 10/Sep/13 Solo O/S

In B3s (maybe not the best choice considering the walk-out) Rock was a bit damp in places and climbed the whole route shrouded in cloud so not much to see. First time on The Ben...great day out!

Hidden 09/Sep/13 -
Hidden 09/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
Dougbart 06/Sep/13 -
with Iain
Hidden 06/Sep/13 AltLd
Dave Douglas ?/Sep/13 Lead
James Douglas ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Dad
jamesgr87 ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Solo
lennym 26/Aug/13 -
ankyo 25/Aug/13 Lead

With Tony Heap. Beautiful clear day. Down by CMD

Mearnser 23/Aug/13 2nd
Jelly Mould Surfer 10/Aug/13 -

6 hrs from car park to summit

Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead
Chris wilson 10/Aug/13 Lead

Low cloud and wet rock made for a careful roped ascent but i thoroughly enjoyed this classic route. In places a bit of route finding is needed to keep to the easiest line, but if you are not on clean rock you are offline. Probably my favourite diff to date

with Marianne
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead
Dave Douglas 05/Aug/13 Lead rpt

New variation eastern traverse was exciting. Managed to back track and get back on proper line. James coped very well considering he is only 12.

with James Douglas
TwoChimes 04/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Jim, Davy B
captain_reindeer 04/Aug/13 Solo

Wet rock on lower sections.

Hidden ?/Aug/13 AltLd
will moy ?/Aug/13 Lead
with sophie
nblackbeard 31/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together for mostof the route and pitched the more difficult sections. Our first route of this scale on our own :-).

luckyjim 28/Jul/13 AltLd

A tad wet!!

with D Helm
R0bbie 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Angelo, Jock
George Killaspy 21/Jul/13 Solo
with Robh101
Gabe Oliver 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

only roped up for a few bits. amazing day out, cloudless skies and amazing exposure

Hidden 21/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Jörmungandr 21/Jul/13 AltLd
with Jamie Bomber
Gawyllie 19/Jul/13 Solo

in descent

Hidden 18/Jul/13 Solo
Dougbart 14/Jul/13 -

in descent

with Rob
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd
machars 13/Jul/13 -

Decended as one of five classic ridges in a day.

Hidden 13/Jul/13 -
dapperdan 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Great conditions, Holden lead, 4 hours with 2 of stops

danieleaston 12/Jul/13 -

Roped for the gap

with Mark
Michael Haywood 11/Jul/13 AltLd

Very Fun

with Damon Rodwell
hedgehog_john 08/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jul/13 AltLd
Paul Collins ?/Jul/13 -
mikelaing ?/Jul/13 Lead
with Trevor Rowan
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
mzchambers 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Night time ascent on the summer solstice

Hidden 08/Jun/13 Solo
Alpenglow 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Finally ticked this - a great route. Amazing exposure!

with Paul, Joe M, Owen
luckyjim 08/Jun/13 Solo
Gawyllie 08/Jun/13 Solo

In descent

le t 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Bethwoodley 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Thought this route was great and spectacular views! Didn't enjoy the descent as much.

RUDIN.J.D.H 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Great Conditioneds, Tower gap a cheeky step. Great Fun

with Beth Woodly, Mike Mason
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Solo O/S
r.robson 05/Jun/13 -
with Luke Cullum, Simon Smith
lcullum7 05/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with Rosie Robson, Simon Smith
mikemartin 04/Jun/13 Solo
JamesMortimer4 02/Jun/13 -
with clemmie Mitchell, Tim Miller
gsevans 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Only on the Ben can you witness all four seasons on one route.. Some pretty interesting climbing in the wet but a great day out nonetheless

with aldo56
aldo56 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Very wet and some what spicy due to the rain. Crux was definitely the little tower as it was so wet; a fine lead from Gaz "good to go" Evans. Cleared up as we reached the Great Tower, from then on it was fantastic.

with gsevan
sam0000 ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
ClemmieMitchell ?/Jun/13 2nd
Bob.allan 30/May/13 AltLd
Ice Spider 30/May/13 AltLd

Started up South West Gully Ridge to take in Douglas Boulder first.

Andrew will wilson 03/Mar/13 Lead
winter hill1 ?/Mar/13 AltLd
GlennWatson 22/Feb/13 Solo
Avinash Aujayeb 18/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Ched 02/Feb/13 AltLd G/U
with Simon
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
DougSt ??/2013 Solo
with various
clarky_two ??/2013 -
Paterson12 ??/2013 -

Horrendous conditions

westong ??/2013 -
Timothy Miller ??/2013 Lead O/S
Paterson12 ??/2013 2nd
Andrew Holden ??/2013 Lead
Andrew Holden ??/2013 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
mark12345 14/Dec/12 2nd

good quick asent lots os snow

stev1e.wilso 26/Oct/12 -
Finn Curry 12/Oct/12 2nd

Great fun, snow from below the Little Tower. Fantastic route.

with Guy Stevens
Kellz 05/Oct/12 2nd

Greasy, rainy, cloudy, then sunny for the gap for max exposure! Good view fro the top though :)

Hugh Macgregor 29/Sep/12 2nd
with Steve Mullan, Stewart Whiting
Captain Solo 23/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Descent, snow down to the gap, wind picking up.

Robertgiddy 16/Sep/12 Lead
stafford101 12/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Spectacular route, lots of good ridge scrambling interspersed with many points of interest. Pitched only a few of the more serious parts.

Katherine Ross 12/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Nice climbing despite rain and snow! Moved together pitching a couple of bits.

Roberttaylor 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Ly-Cilph 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Moved together in 2.5hrs. Marvellous, though a bit underwhelming after all the hype.

with Benni V
tim newton 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with betty grohmannova, marie brichova
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
rnotman67 31/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a three, stunning cloud free day. absolutly amazing route.

with Mark Watson, Adam Bouglas
martinh13 26/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Simnel 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic mountaineering day out...great fun.

with Rog, Mark, Tim, crazyscotsman55
dakidunn 26/Aug/12 AltLd
with Roger
abbeywall 26/Aug/12 Solo
Jones_88 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Bit of a let down after all of the hype.

Brendan 24/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Paul
Hidden 19/Aug/12 -
Hidden 19/Aug/12 -
Alastair MacSween 11/Aug/12 Solo rpt
with Graham Hunter
Ian Hinkins 11/Aug/12 Lead
with Cath
Davy B 05/Aug/12 AltLd
Goose4 04/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Dave Couling, Tim Hunt
Hidden 03/Aug/12 -
tommylongfellow 03/Aug/12 AltLd
mountainpunk 03/Aug/12 -
with Tommy
richi3d10 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
dkd ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Al
Ray Sparks 26/Jul/12 2nd

direct route via douglas boulder

with alan h
mataius 25/Jul/12 AltLd
caity 21/Jul/12 -
Dan_Staff 21/Jul/12 -
Hidden 21/Jul/12 -
Hidden 19/Jul/12 Lead rpt
robahalliday 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
jimhall 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S

what an incredible day, and an incredible route. Soloing it in the rain made for quite an exciting day out!

jimontherocks ?/Jul/12 Lead
with David Barclay, Graeme
Iain Thow 26/Jun/12 Lead

Soloed except for Tower Gap. Nobody climbing anywhere on N Face despite superb weather and bone dry rock!

with Nate Webb
BelleVedere 26/Jun/12 -

Rope out for 3 short pitches (entry chimney, slanty ledge, the gap) we did rest solo. Rain closed in on us for The Great Tower onwards. Great to be out with the girls :)

with Susie Hill, Cath O'Shea
Jack Loftus 25/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with Nick
D_Wills 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S
kb273 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Sally Hudson 14/Jun/12 Lead
with Kate Woolley
luckyjim 14/Jun/12 Solo
The Big Sender 12/Jun/12 Solo rpt
Liam Ingram 12/Jun/12 Solo rpt
Triggalicious 12/Jun/12 Solo
catrin289 12/Jun/12 Solo

Roped up for the gap.

Hidden 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
karly54 08/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

With Alison.

dkd 08/Jun/12 AltLd
with karly54
bigredsquirrel 05/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Beauty of a ridge and a brilliant route. Nice Mod scrambling and lots of exposure around Tower Gap. We had great conditions and managed without a guidebook.

with Oliver Jarvis
Hidden 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
lisagrant 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with terry ralphs, Ben Grant
benghull 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Part of the Mammut 150 peaks tour, cracking day out.

with Terry Ralphs, Lisa Grant
Pete Rigby 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jack Palmer, Joe Rigby, Kelli Roberts
Hidden 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 -
Adam Coles 02/Jun/12 Solo
with hilty
Hidden 02/Jun/12 -
Hidden 01/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 01/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Clement Hutin
Sam Warby 01/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
davidrj1 27/May/12 -

Great route and the weather was brilliant

with Paul Riley
Owain 27/May/12 -

No sunglasses

with David Jack, Paul Reilly
franksnb 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

alpine style. see blog:

with owen
Chad123 26/May/12 Solo O/S

Not quite an O/S as I've done it in winter but its quite different. We finished Torro at 4pm and thought this would be a good double, an hour later we were on the summit, shirts off enjoying the sunshine! Bone dry all the way and quite fun, airy and juggy climbing if you stick to the crest all the way, except for Eastern Traverse. Thought about jumping the gap but was a bit breezy....great day out....

with Rik, Viv
OwenF 26/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
somethingelse ?/May/12 Solo

moved together

stufish 28/Apr/12 AltLd

Great day out, first climb of its type for myself so took longer than more experienced climbers! pooped a little at the tower gap! Topped out into bluebird skies!

with Rusty
Nevis_Ben 02/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

Nice route to warm up for a further few days of Ben Nevis routes

with Olly Giles
mark88 31/Mar/12 -
with Paul Millen
Dan0Me 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Josh C
nickcj 27/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd
Ken Applegate 22/Mar/12 Lead

Only needed crampons for the Eastern Traverse and final exit gully. Stunning day out!

with Phil, John
Rickwillemse 09/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Solo dnf
Jonnie Watkins 02/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Winter conditions

010paw 13/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Awesome day out. Weather was superb! Thought the climb out of the eastern traverse was a wee bit Spicy and really enjoyed the Gap. Another quality day on the Ben and Andy + Kenny ended up involved in a rescue. Everyone was ok, and they got a lift off the hill in the helicopter - beats walking.

with Guy Stephens, calum mcphee, Andy watt, Kenny grant
Jones_88 ?/Jan/12 AltLd
with Adam
Jones_88 ?/Jan/12 AltLd
with Adam
Jones_88 ?/Jan/12 AltLd
with Adam
kelliroberts3 ??/2012 2nd
Patzl ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
pasbury ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
matt perks ??/2012 -
captain dringo ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
scottie390 ??/2012 -
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
Ian JL ??/2012 -
DGY ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
m dunn ??/2012 -
baileyswalk ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
adam06 ??/2012 AltLd
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
ridgeking92 ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Lamb 05/Nov/11 Solo β

Roped for TD Gap.

with Strathaven Crew
Hidden 05/Nov/11 -
Chris Ellyatt 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S

Great climb, although absolutely soaking, route was mostly a waterfall! Descended No.4 gully.

Hidden 01/Oct/11 -
EamonH 01/Oct/11 2nd
with adam gregg
Tim Rodgers 01/Oct/11 Lead
Adamski1986 01/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
bowls 31/Aug/11 2nd

Wet, damp rock, took us a long time. Traversed under the great tower from the Eastern Traverse and re-joined the ridge by the gap. Rock quality generally not as good as we would have expected. A long day made longer by carrying some 70 year old down the last stretch of the tourist path in the dark as his legs had gone!

Hidden 31/Aug/11 AltLd
libby.southgate 30/Aug/11 -

We moved together because it was raining and we were wearing trainers rather than big boots, having walking in intending to do Centurion. A really cool climb.

with Emily Roo, Venla Kantola
karlb 29/Aug/11 2nd
HIGHTOWER 27/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Luke Watts, Dave Gleave
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd
Fie 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Paul
Mark Collins 19/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Roch 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Fie
folksi 15/Aug/11 -
scallan022 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
scottie390 13/Aug/11 Solo
JamPlastick 10/Aug/11 Solo

not sure about the date, weather was perfect. tried to flank left too early looking for the chimney, several paths lead to the left where others have made the same mistake. Stay on the ridge as long as possible the chimney is clearly visible from the ridge.

Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd
Andeey 06/Aug/11 -
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Solo
glenngordon 06/Aug/11 Solo

in descent which was really nice. gravity assisted. must reverse routes more often for this reason. east gully out of dougles gap is to be avoided as pretty manky experience. better to scramble out to the right before making the descent into d gap perhaps.

with bomber harris
Wesley Orvis 03/Aug/11 AltLd
bedsforsleepypeople 03/Aug/11 -
aldo c 03/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Solo O/S
ZedhallZ ?/Aug/11 -
Leelogs 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Soloed all but Tower Gap where we used the in-situ ab rope (now that the top block to step onto has gone). Wet and windy but great route and no-one else on it!

with Sarah Clough, SCC
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
benbers 30/Jul/11 -
with Iain Tomb
olekemi 30/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Scrambled after climbing the Douglas Boulder.

with Andrew T, Jamie L
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
Loughan 29/Jul/11 -
chrisgaynon69 29/Jul/11 AltLd β
with Darren Jones
Alastair MacSween 26/Jul/11 Solo
Dustin 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Aggie
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Solo
Jeremy Wilton 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed the boulder to start - worth it. Classic Rock - airiest bit is after the eastern traverse. Saw two Eurofighters come up from below to graze the CMD arete. Coooool...

with Mark Bathe
Stephi 24/Jul/11 Solo

magnificant sunny day

Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 -
Calum Wadsworth 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ruairidh Wadsworth, Phillip Wadsworth
Mike-W-99 24/Jul/11 -

Pitched 1st chimney & Tower gap. Finished off over Carn Mor Dearg.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 24/Jul/11 AltLd

A glorious day for a brilliant route. Pitched the chimney above the Douglas Gap and the Tower Gap, soloed the rest.

with Mike
Alor_lab 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Deborah Killen, David J. Barratt, Stephen Barrass, Justina
island_explorer 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Soloed first pitches, then seconded.

fall-line 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great mountaineering route, pitched to get onto the ridge, at the little tower, and the great tower and tower gap.

with dad, Karolina Mysiak
Patrick803 ?/Jul/11 Lead
with Fraz
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
nicks 28/Jun/11 Solo
Jamie Buxton 28/Jun/11 AltLd
rambler_gary 28/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic, did start from Scrambles in Lochaber, which was the hardest bit!

with Jamie
nich0las 27/Jun/11 -
with Don, Brendan
nicjbuk 27/Jun/11 AltLd
with ross nicol esq
Daniel Sutherland 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Liam
Liam Martin 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Pitched chimney out of douglas gap and pitched in and out of tower gap, moved together on the rest. Awesome route!!

Hertha 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Burto
burto 23/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with hertha
JamesRoddie 23/Jun/11 Solo
mark12345 21/Jun/11 AltLd
with jez
mikemartin 20/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd
auld al 14/Jun/11 AltLd
cat22 12/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
mksmith35 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
MarkRoe 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Brilliant mountain day with the lads, so glad I got the chance to do this before i left Scotland! Lost my cool a bit when my mate chucked a snowball at me while i was over a nicely terminal fall. All good fun.

with Tom Kirby, Remy Bertlin, Ryan McGlen, Smithy
rem12112122 11/Jun/11 Solo
mcglenr25 11/Jun/11 Solo

Fantastic mountain day! First time up Ben Nevis. Pleased to survive the experience!

with Tom Kirby, Remy Bertlin, Mike Smith, Mark Roe
Elsier 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Soloed or moved together

with Katy V, Amy
alexanderpatton 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Easier than I was expecting, being mostly a scramble.

Pete23 ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Graham Cumming
Toronto 31/May/11 2nd O/S

A great Spring day - wet snow at the base eventually turning to deep powder further up. Intermittent blue skies and blizzards! Consequently roped whole route and belayed the Gap.

Hidden 31/May/11 AltLd O/S
Toronto 30/May/11 2nd O/S

Light snow in the valley turned to heavy deep snow about half way up, but a light wind made for an awesome day. Moved together most of the way but pitched the gap.

with Nadir Khan
Conan 14/May/11 Lead

Was shocked to find continuous snow cover all the way from Douglas gap. About a foot deep in places. Certainly not winter nick though as it was quite slushy and no Ice at all. Very time consuming wiping away the snow off all the hand holds and footholds but only slightly slippier than normal wet conditions. Had to melt the snow off some of the handholds using my fingers which resulted in lots of hot aches. Well done to the girls for talking me in to taking them up. Great day!!!!

with Clare A
ceaddiso 14/May/11 -

Scary! Would like to do this again sometime with no snow. Thanks to Conan and Claire for looking after me!

with Claire Sephton, Conan
JoelO ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Anne
Jim Tan 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/11 -
nick ferro 27/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Roch 24/Apr/11 -

With John and Cleggy. Crap weather, no viz. Massive rockfall in adjacent gully (observatory?) rumblings continued for ~40 seconds. Scary.

with MRT
Byakkonick 23/Apr/11 AltLd

The rock was damp so made the route interesting. My second ascent of the ridge (Done it in winter) and made the mistake of heading left on what I thought was the Eastern traverse too early! A common mistake I have been told. Climb up along the ridge until you reach a steep wall where you can't go any further, the Eastern traverse starts there. Couldn't see anything all day again! Oh well.

Adam N 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

shrouded in mist for the whole climb. short-roped with 2 pitches lead climbing under slippery conditions. eastern traverse (still under snow) and upper snow slopes were a bit dicy in approach shoes(should have at least brought an axe). at least 3 sizable avalanches and rockfalls in the surrounding gullies... shame we couldn't see them.

with Pam
ladislav 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Alan led everything apart from the short horizontal section from the top of the Great Tower until Tower Gap. Sunny weather and no snow below the Eastern Traverse, but lots of loose rock and the sound of falling ice every few minutes made for a spooky experience.

with Alan
Pete Rigby ?/Apr/11 -

Moved together

with Jim Tan
beds74 05/Mar/11 AltLd

Winter/spring conditions, done the ground in winter.

Claire Molloy 05/Mar/11 2nd

A brilliant climb. My first on the Ben after attempting to climb twice previously. Perfect conditions - blue skies, tip top ice and no one else on the route - can't get much better.

with Adele Pennington
Hidden ?/Jan/11 2nd
Toronto ??/2011 2nd O/S

Wet snow at the start eventually becoming more powdery at the top. A beautiful Spring day in Scotland with intermittent sun, cloud, blue skies and blizzards!

Wanderer100 ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Chas
Hidden ??/2011 -
andrew75 ??/2011 AltLd
Ben C ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
WilliamBurnside ??/2011 -
ash longreach ??/2011 -

Superb Day

ruairidhwad ??/2011 -
with Calum Wadsworth
Summiteers ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
freudy_love ??/2011 Lead O/S
2010_graham ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Wendell M
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tom Livingstone ?/Dec/10 Solo O/S
mountainstar 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Tdavy01 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 -
danJBA 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 -
Hidden 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Laura Hamlet 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Chris W, Axel, Sven
jimmac 08/Oct/10 Solo

no snow, great scramble,

with john percy
Andy Hewison ?/Oct/10 Solo

Solo plus 2 pitches on the ridge, did boulder first with about 6 pitches and the abseil into the gap. Great day.

with Steve T
Steven Andrews 26/Sep/10 Solo

perferct weather, stunning day

Paul Keenan 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

We roped up for the Gap as there was a little snow on the far side. Top section beyond the gap should have been easy but some snow and ice made it quite exciting.

with John Watson
mikemartin 17/Sep/10 Solo
skirton 10/Sep/10 Solo

Fantastic day out, not as hard as I thought it would be. Soloed all the way except for the gap where we roped up

with Sarah Collins
Jack_Lewin 08/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Chris Williams, Nick Lyons, lewk_c
ellpeecee 08/Sep/10 Solo

Amazing, weather cleared as we reached the Great Tower so we topped oit in clear sunny skies! Pretty windy at times tho.

with Chris Williams, Jack Lewin, Nick Lyons
Hidden 05/Sep/10 AltLd
Moonstone Hippy 05/Sep/10 Solo

Soloed all but Tower Gap. The wind meant on all fours at times from the top of the Great Tower.

with Graham, Phil
Stuzz 05/Sep/10 AltLd
with Phil, Geoff
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
richiegarside ?/Sep/10 Solo
with steven Andrews
Hidden 26/Aug/10 Solo O/S
scatface 26/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with Mike Scott, connor
tallthinmonkey 25/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Wallace
Col Kingshott 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
robertmichaellovell 22/Aug/10 -
with Andi, Leisha, Jim
Gazlynn 21/Aug/10 -
mikemartin 20/Aug/10 Solo

Gale force winds blasting through tower gap made it a bit more interesting. Sub 3 hours car to car.

LiL Saz 16/Aug/10 2nd
Danny Crump 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
AndyBryce 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Amazing weather, just rattled up it and didn't bother with a rope. Came down over CMD

Liam Ingram 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Lead the gap. Soloed the rest. Awesome route ****

with Jack B, Tom B, Holly Spice
holly138 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Roped up only for The Gap. A fantastic way up The Ben!

with Jack B, Tom B, Liam Ingram
TomPollock 14/Aug/10 Solo rpt

Moving together Alpine style.

with Andrew Dunlop
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
mikemartin 13/Aug/10 Solo

In descent.

djbeaumont 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Roped up for the gap

with Trace
karinh 07/Aug/10 -
with Martin
steveg 07/Aug/10 2nd
mulletcocktail2000 01/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with brad, amiliea and dr. hungr
bnewman 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Unfortunately very rainy with little to no visibility. Short roped everything after the first chimney but it wasn't necessary until the gap. Excellent.

Hidden ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
tjmillen ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/10 2nd
Stewart B 27/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Good wet weather route though really wish the clouds weren't in

Turin 14/Jul/10 2nd O/S

With guide

Hidden 02/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jul/10 AltLd
emiln 30/Jun/10 -
with scott
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 21/Jun/10 Lead

Brilliant. Its easily one of the best ways to climb the Ben. Wasn't sure where the eastern traverse was but when you get to the point when you cant climb the tower anymore its the only obvious option. Tower gap was fantastically exposed and nicer to hop across instead of abbing to the bottom. Climbed in boots, roped together.

Debbie Lee 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
MrRiley 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

took little tower direct, great exposure. Pitched great tower and tower gap. Simply awesome climbing!!

Ivan Muckle 20/Jun/10 Lead
JRae 19/Jun/10 -
with Ben S
BMrider 18/Jun/10 Solo

Fab trundle up TR in sunshine. Dry rock, Tower Gap fine. I had the whole ridge to myself. Took loads of photos. I topped out and found summit crowded with 3-Peaks parties. Descended over CDM arete. Perfect day.

Big Lee 18/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Only climber on Tower Ridge and perfect weather. Started at the North Face Car Park, climbed Tower Ridge, Descended Ledge Route, climbed Castle Ridge, then descended the South Side and followed the path that skirts back to the CIC hut.

JamesRoddie 15/Jun/10 Solo

Moved quite fast, N face car park to summit in just under 4 hours.

amy 12/Jun/10 -


with Dave Farnell
TerribleToll 12/Jun/10 2nd β

Slightly overcast - into cloud on the first tower. Lovely climb - superb scrambling at first with no major difficulties on the climbs. Interesting stretch off the boulder down into the gap. Nice airy ridge topping out into Piccadilly Circus.

Hidden 12/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 -
Hidden 10/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Jim Malo 10/Jun/10 AltLd
Jonny M 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Adrian Dobson
Hidden 09/Jun/10 2nd
SAF 08/Jun/10 -
with ken applegate
Hidden 08/Jun/10 -
Ken Applegate 08/Jun/10 Lead

Scrambling day with Sarah

with Sarah Finney
mikemartin 05/Jun/10 Solo
mattking_109 ?/Jun/10 AltLd
mjackson ?/Jun/10 -
Graham Westbrook ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
reinschgm ?/Jun/10 Solo
with Martyn, Jill
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/10 -
with Westy Mario and Geordie
TomPollock 08/May/10 AltLd O/S

Bare rock most of the way. Crampons on just before the big tower, off after the traverse and on again after the gap. Stunning route and perfect weather.

with Pat Cook
BengineMan 28/Mar/10 2nd

A real step up from Dorsal! Much more exposure and some far more technical moves. A real sense of achievement crossing Tower Gap when the viz closed right in. A super day full of spin drifts, views and new levels of AARRRGGGGHHHH!!

Brynglas 10/Mar/10 Solo
Piaras Kerry 02/Mar/10 Lead

full winter conditions

sacdenouilles 22/Feb/10 Lead
with D Pemble
Richie Rich ?/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Nick M, Pete Colley
hikerman ??/2010 -
J1PEF ??/2010 -
Johann ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Johann ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Sarah Lewis
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Summiteers ??/2010 -
Nille 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
jsrous 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Pete L
Hidden 17/Oct/09 -
PeteLoveless 17/Oct/09 -

moved together

with jon
johannes 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 AltLd dnf
tim newton 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with dave hosack
Allan Watson 20/Sep/09 AltLd

Found lower variation of Eastern Traverse that Simon managed to rescue us from by ascending a steep and dirty groove. Not recommended.

with John Rye, Paul Greenhow, Simon Whitehead
chrisrogers 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Climbed with Terry OC, started at 1130, in OK conditions to start with and worsening all the time, to top out at 1900 (!) in 40 mph winds & freezing rain. Exhausting and slightly harrowing in those conditions, but pleased to have done it.

with Terry O'Connell
jmr 20/Sep/09 AltLd

Done as a 'summer climb' at a sweltering 4C!! Went low on the Eastern traverse & climbed a filthy, slippery, finger numbing "Whitehead's crack" to get back en-route. A really great mountain adventure.

with Simon Whitehead, Al Watson, Paul Greenhow
tomboyle 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S

roped up to pass the gap

with horsi
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Solo
stephenmckenzie 16/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Moved together mostly except moderate pitch at start (unnecessary) and tower gap.

with Mike Cross
nickhoward 14/Sep/09 Lead

great day - fantastic weather and the gap was def. the highlight. Left summit at 6pm and at 8.30 encountered injured walkers just below 1st aluminium bridge. Tried to help them down but they physically couldn't stand. Called mountain rescue at 9.30 who were there by 10.40 and stretchered them off. Great job. Back to camp site at 11.30! long day but awesome!

with Laura
jimorothy 13/Sep/09 AltLd

Up very very early for Long Climb, but too wet after night rain for our abilities: this was a lovely consolation. Moved together for most of it.

with Rachel Crolla
Alastair MacSween 12/Sep/09 Solo
donkster 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

brilliant weather.superb climb.

with ben
cooper leek 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

What a lovelly day. Rate sunny.Moved together to top out at what must be one of the greatest views in the world,apart from kylie bending over.

with donk
Fiskavaig 11/Sep/09 Solo

A perfect day,warm,sunny,no wind.Reached the foot of ridge at 9am,lost an hour looking for route into Douglas Gap! Cloud inversion at top of Great Tower.Roped up for Tower Gap (lead) Topped out at 1-30pm. Cloud inversion round Carn Mor Dearg Arete looked so inviting we did that and Carn Mor Dearg as well! Well knackered by the time we got down. A fantastic day!

with Paul R
simonw1 ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Allan Watson
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Solo
rockstott ?/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 24/Aug/09 -
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
climberuk 08/Aug/09 -

In the rain. Moved together and soloed most of it. Pitched steeper wet sections and tower gap.

with Novice and Willie
Hidden ?/Aug/09 -
dmorgan27 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Beautiful day. Very quiet on route. Crowded at summit. Negotiating the notch was pretty tricky.

with Terryl
Stuart Macfarlane 18/Jul/09 AltLd

Climbed with Jeanie, Lewis & Euan.

with Jeanie
unbezonking 18/Jul/09 Solo O/S

little more difficult in rain and mist

with johnno and alex
tomdude 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S

brilliant. very rainy and windy - had hopes of something else but not disappointed with this at all! moved together over much of it, missed the douglas gap by accident

with eike
robertmichaellovell 18/Jul/09 -

well good fun, wet weather option

Andy Moles 11/Jul/09 Solo O/S

First time on the Ben and had no guidebook (long story), so about as 'on sight' as they come! Good fun.

with -
Hidden 11/Jul/09 AltLd
Dangerous Dave 11/Jul/09 Solo O/S

After doing torro

with Wild Beast
bigbobbyking 11/Jul/09 AltLd

Got lost and traversed before the Eastern traverse. After some fun climbing found our way back on route :-)

Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
jamiefoxen ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Malcolm Auchie 30/Jun/09 Solo

Another superb day on Ben Nevis. Camped previous night near cic hut, got up nice and early to give plenty of time to enjoy route. Very busy on summit with walkers. Headed back down tourist path.

with Adele Martin
Hidden 30/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/09 -
MonkeyDawson 27/Jun/09 -
with Scotty G
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd
Ken Applegate 21/Jun/09 Lead

Guided Tower Ridge with Linda and Anna, fantastic day out!

with Linda, Anna Gregory
clairepoppett 21/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome day out. Pretty miserable weather but topped out to blue skies! Descent via CMD arete.

with Marcus
Hidden 20/Jun/09 -
nukebat 20/Jun/09 Lead rpt

+ Stokesy

with Nathan
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead
Lamb 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Strathaven Crew
wildbill 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Faith Cook
gregoldridge 13/Jun/09 Solo
with Andy
ferdia 12/Jun/09 Solo O/S

roped up to lead across the gap

with Eddy Barratt
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Stuzz 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Brilliant route, stunning sunset from summit.

with Gerry, Ali and 3 of the guys from OB
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 2nd
prycey 06/Jun/09 Lead
isi_o 03/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Only a hill 03/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Got the rope out for the step down into Tower Gap, otherwise a lovely easy solo. A great route and a great way to spend my 23rd birthday!

scatface 03/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with pepette
cmars89 ?/Jun/09 Solo
with Jake rowarth, Sam duckworth
Jeniinej ?/Jun/09 2nd
Pete23 ?/Jun/09 2nd
ig248 ?/Jun/09 AltLd
jack robinson ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Warren Earle 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Nev and Nick
halfaseesaw 31/May/09 Lead

hot hot hot. Pitched the climb out of Douglas Gap and then the eastern traverse to the end. got held up at the eastern traverse but was kept entertained by the guys skiing down obseratory gully. Some snow at the end so took the opportunity to use the axe I'd lugged up. passable without the axe tho :-) 3hrs from base of douglas boulder to the eastern traverse.

Gawyllie 31/May/09 Solo
with john meechan
absolutebeginner 31/May/09 2nd
with halfaseesaw
Sankey 30/May/09 -
with Rob
Hidden 22/May/09 AltLd O/S
nukebat 13/May/09 AltLd O/S

Upper half snowbound. Could not have done without winter kit, but not full winter conditions. V. Alpine in style.

with Colin
Hidden 15/Apr/09 2nd
jaggy bunnet 21/Mar/09 -
JonHarvey 23/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/09 AltLd
Andynsloan 11/Feb/09 2nd O/S

Stunning day, guided by Alan Kimber. Fantastic route.

with Nick Williams
rossn ??/2009 -
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
with Mark Wilson
springaren ??/2009 AltLd
with Mikko, Peter
cpforbes ??/2009 -
MarkDavies36 ??/2009 Solo O/S
VPJB ??/2009 -
Emz ??/2009 -
mark v 29/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Was very wet, windy and a bit of hail to

with Adam Hughes
Simon Hodgson 22/Sep/08 -
with Chris Johnson
david0811 14/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Tom Dunstan
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Solo rpt
DGY 08/Sep/08 AltLd
with John
Paul Keenan 07/Sep/08 Solo

Scrambled up in fine dry weather, no wind.

with David Currie, Jamie Thomson, Lewis
Captain Solo 07/Sep/08 Solo rpt


Hidden 05/Sep/08 Solo rpt
telemarker 05/Sep/08 Solo dnf

Climbed to the anchors on echo wall with Dave and Blair. will return to finish at some point.

with Dave MacLeod
honourableschoolboy ?/Sep/08 AltLd
Scallywaggon ?/Sep/08 2nd
jamieevans ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Siany 23/Aug/08 -
with Rob Shepherd
fizzy_elephant 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S
morsy 17/Aug/08 Solo rpt
niallk 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah
eddiejames_uk 16/Aug/08 -
with Jon Shields
Rob N 13/Aug/08 Lead
J Brown 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
kbrown 07/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with J Brown
munki1971 04/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Pitched a few sections and moved together for rest.Fantastic climb and the views were stunning.

with Dorian Roberts
sonaf 03/Aug/08 Solo
with Keith & Graeme
Christian Beck ?/Aug/08 Solo
Fatherof2 ?/Aug/08 Solo
blaza1 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Jul/08 2nd
with Jeanie
daprince ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Rosey Posey 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S

moving together

with Paul
DanT 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed in two pairs with Paul and Rose also. Pitched tower gap but moved together on the rest of the route.

with Rose Rowlands, John Hodgson, Paul Rowlands
joe king 28/Jun/08 Lead

moving together

with Rose
monkeyboyraw 16/Jun/08 AltLd

Alt with Kate for birthday, greatfun at the gap! Got to do in winter. Descended via ledge route

with Stroudy
Nevis_Ben 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt

First big route lead

Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Dr Rorlasaurus 13/Jun/08 -

Snowed. Tricky when you don't really know what you're doing!!

with Will Payling
Chrille 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Ian Kinell, Pavla Pospichalova , Claire Newlands
Bennykr 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Dad
nigel pearson ?/Jun/08 -

soloed most of route.

with Mark, Robin
joeydurkin 31/May/08 -
with Steve Campball, Tim
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/08 Solo O/S
Harry Ellis ?/May/08 Solo
with Trefor Hughes
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
anderson405 ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with A Maxwell
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
brockers ??/2008 Lead
with CarlZ
keith leonard ??/2008 AltLd


Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
smac ??/2008 -
ieverett ?/Oct/07 -
with Matt Rowlands
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
ewan i ?/Oct/07 Lead
Mark Wilson23 17/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Malcolm Auchie 15/Sep/07 2nd

Cold day with verglace on route

with John Wylie
thomb 09/Sep/07 Solo O/S

A very scary ascent without any gear in the rain, but oh so worth it. However, I'd highly recommend taking a short section of rope!

with Harry
le_grimpeur 08/Sep/07 AltLd
with Dad
DGY 08/Sep/07 AltLd
carl_123 26/Aug/07 2nd

an excellant climb, even with a hangover

with forshaw
victim of mathematics 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 19/Aug/07 Solo rpt


Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead
glaramara 01/Aug/07 AltLd
with m clerk
gordon henderson ?/Aug/07 -

Heavy Rain but great fun

with MRT
oliverk 29/Jul/07 Lead

Pitched Douglas Gap Chimney, Great Tower and Tower gap, scrambled the rest. Cold and wet.

with Rupert
IanGilbertJones 24/Jul/07 Lead β
AnTeallach 17/Jul/07 -
with Allan Davis, Steve Hammond, Scott Muir, Various, Steven Addison
Alastair MacSween 15/Jul/07 Solo
with Craig Dingwall
djbeaumont 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with dad
Hidden 07/Jul/07 AltLd
malky_c ?/Jul/07 2nd

Little Tower, Great Tower and the Gap led by Dave B.

Hidden ?/Jul/07 2nd
nathan_kelly 23/Jun/07 -

Excellent Climb in VERY poor weather!!!

with Mick, Shane, Steve
gaz.marshall 17/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Eddie
ed woods 17/Jun/07 AltLd
ollythomas 16/Jun/07 -

With Sarah Knowles

with Adam Henley
default_slipper 14/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with tom sparkes
Stuart Macfarlane 10/Jun/07 Lead
with Andy W
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd
sparkoclimb ?/Jun/07 Solo
vvanhinsbergh ?/Jun/07 -

Alpine with some pitches...

with Chris Burn, Martin Perry
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
ian_tintin 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Ian Pamplin
jonnie3430 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden ?/Mar/07 -
Hidden 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson ?/Feb/07 Solo
with Colin Bell
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
alan wilson ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard ??/2007 Lead
CurlyStevo ??/2007 AltLd
adw07 ??/2007 Lead O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
mikekeswick 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with tommy
Hidden 23/Sep/06 -
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Solo
andyinglis 08/Sep/06 -
with Colin Russel
Kevin Mc Bride 03/Sep/06 Lead
with Donna
Lisa M ?/Sep/06 AltLd
with Greg Scott
Hidden 26/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Michael Ryan 26/Aug/06 AltLd

Brilliant even though it was misty and rainy. Will return when the sun is out. Need more winter mileage before I do a winter ascent.

with Greg Rimmer
Celia Watson 03/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/06 Lead
Jez ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
maybe_si ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with jez
French Erick 28/Jul/06 Solo

rainy day, plan a was minus 1 direct

with Angus
Hidden 25/Jul/06 Lead
theflyingpaddy 23/Jul/06 -
with Michael McLaughlan
Mac Ghille Aindrais 15/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Alternating leads.

calumalien ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with Robby Boy
davidk ?/Jul/06 2nd
with Malcolm
Ken Applegate ?/Jul/06 Solo
with Toby Bucek
HIGHTOWER 10/Jun/06 Lead β
with Liz
liz-264 10/Jun/06 2nd
just wanna climb 07/Jun/06 AltLd

Excellent climb, we solo'd most of it, alt leads at the steeper sections, crossing the gap at Tower Gap is as inimidating as it's reputation. Perfect conditions. Watch out for the Tornado jets

with bluebrad
Hidden 07/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/06 Lead
Danny Boy Dunbar 04/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Big Boots Awesome Day.

with Lloyd Fudge
Hidden 04/Jun/06 AltLd
Fraser Hughes 21/May/06 -
with thebat
thebat 21/May/06 -
with Fraserhughes
fatboy_dean ?/May/06 Lead O/S

First outdoor climb for Cat.

with Catriona steele
Nicos 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with keith leonard
chrissloan84 ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S


with rob, stu, jon
DaleB ?/Feb/06 -
with GD
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Ice Spider ??/2006 Lead
with Stewart
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 26/Oct/05 2nd
Hidden 23/Oct/05 AltLd
jamestheyip 16/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay
Rich Malcolm 07/Oct/05 AltLd
with Dave Draycott
jaybob ?/Oct/05 AltLd
with david
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/05 Solo
DavPk 20/Aug/05 Lead
with Catherine Pearks
tlanky2001 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S

A fowl day with every type of precipitation imaginable! Moved together for entire route.

with Calum Wilkinson
JdotP 01/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Great day out! We moved together for much of the route.

with Stuart Gilfillan
L Taylor ?/Aug/05 Solo
with Alan Taylor/Baby Dragon / Keith Harper
kingjam ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Stuart Mcloskey, Craig Higgins
nick everett ?/Aug/05 Solo

Perfect start up Northwest Ridge of Douglas Boulder, a really good scramble. For some reason I spurned the abseil for scary loose downclimb into top of West Gully. Perfect day with Rob, Katie & her brother Tom.

Stuart Macfarlane 09/Jul/05 Lead
with Roddy
Alan Taylor 05/Jul/05 Solo
with Brambles/Baby Dragon/Keith Harper
Alastair MacSween 02/Jul/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/05 Solo
abbeywall 25/Jun/05 Solo
with K
Hidden 24/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
aennis 10/Jun/05 -
with Colm Ennis
Hidden 09/Jun/05 Solo
robgilchrist ?/Jun/05 Lead
jack_eadie ?/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden 30/May/05 2nd
Hidden 30/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/05 AltLd
arduff ?/May/05 AltLd
with Steve Wheatley, Chales Kennelly
andyfeds ?/May/05 -

Lovely climb - I could stretch across the gap :-) Curiously we met someone who then met went climbing in Yosemite and met another of my climbing friends. It's a small world.

with Penny H, Mike H, Andy C
9fingerjon ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S

Soloed to base of great tower, then moved together to top.

with James H
Paul L ?/Feb/05 Lead


9fingerjon ?/Feb/05 Solo O/S

Soloed to base of great tower, moved together to top. Snow started here to, and needed crampons, but more Spring/Alpine conditions then a winter route.

with James H
AC1 ??/2005 -
with Pete Robertson
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
with Clare
Hidden ?/Dec/04 -
stuartm555 08/Oct/04 2nd
Jon Wickham 31/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

Missed out the Douglas Boulder.

nicholas Barrowclough 22/Aug/04 Solo

just a scramble really.

Alastair MacSween 07/Aug/04 Solo
seanyt ?/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Zoomer 25/Jun/04 Lead
with Hiedi Sparks
andy hunter ?/Jun/04 Solo

grey day, misty. cleared for the climb, came in afterwards. about 8-9 hours, car to car, from torlundy

with John
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd
barney_edin 25/May/04 Solo
with Simon G
wherewelf ?/Feb/04 -
akhughes ??/2004 Lead O/S
dthomson ??/2004 -
Hidden ?/Sep/03 AltLd
phil morton ?/Sep/03 2nd
with Ali Welch
Hidden 12/Aug/03 -
Hidden 11/Aug/03 AltLd
Alastair MacSween 09/Aug/03 Solo
richardlong78 02/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Solo
nickdonohue ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
chrishedgehog 17/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

Got on it early straight from bivvy in case it took ages but it was all fine. Less than two hours for us in summer garb. Lovely experience.

with Dan Bailey
Lawrie Brand 16/Jul/03 Solo
with John Maguire
jonesieboy ?/Jun/03 -
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Solo
Ian Archer 19/Apr/03 Lead O/S

An excellent day - very windy in the gap. A little bit of hard snow on the last pitch was avoided to the left up rocks.

with Mirek Zoubek
BALD EAGLE 17/Apr/03 Lead
with Karl Rust
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 13/Apr/03 AltLd
with Rebecca
ferdia 07/Apr/03 2nd O/S

ice on last section, roped up for tower gap & last section

with Steffan Davies, Kerry Marshall, Will Donaldson, Sion Wilcox, Andrew Wielochowski
DerwentDiluted ?/Apr/03 Lead
Robbie H 12/Mar/03 2nd

Guided by JP - beautiful day - sunshine, no wind, great views

with Jonathan Preston, Kevin O'Rourke
Hidden ?/Feb/03 -
garywalker147 ??/2003 -
with Jim
DanH9883 ??/2003 Lead
with Al Iveson
akhughes ??/2003 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/02 AltLd
Captain Solo 21/Sep/02 Solo
Nevis_Ben 02/Sep/02 2nd O/S

First mountain ridge with Dan Carrol and Steve Blyth

Spade ?/Sep/02 Lead
with Jim Turner
Phil West 29/Aug/02 AltLd O/S

Rainy day but decided to go for it anyway. Arrived at the CIC at 11:59 after walking up from Glen Nevis (set off at 10:00). As we were a bit late setting off, we decided to omit the Douglas Boulder. Climbed in rain all the way. Claggy - Vis 20m. Arrived at the shelter on the summit @ 17:30. Back at the tent in Glen Nevis @ 21:00. In the Everest an hour later for Kingfisher & curry.

with David Atherton
mjw 03/Aug/02 AltLd
with MB
Andy S 23/Jul/02 Lead O/S

A training day. Learned scrambling rope techniques and stance management.

with Martin & Simon (Paul supervising)
Howard J 18/May/02 -

Scrambled it, roped up for Great Tower and Tower Gap

Hidden 26/Feb/02 2nd
Ally Gillies ??/2002 AltLd
with Alan White
k2scott ??/2002 -
Gudge ?/Sep/01 Solo O/S
with Tim Darlow
Alastair MacSween 18/Aug/01 Solo
A Crook 27/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with Sam
steveP ?/Jun/01 Solo O/S
with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham, Paul Grace
arose ?/Jun/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/01 -
bandersnatch ?/Feb/01 Lead
with Mairi B
Jim Walton 06/Jan/01 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Stammers
Hidden ??/2001 -
Jamie B ?/Jul/00 AltLd
with Alex Glasgow
Hidden 27/Jun/00 AltLd O/S
Ashley Hold 20/Jun/00 AltLd
with Hav Llewellyn Owen, Catherine Scheuetze
Hidden 01/Jan/00 -
runestone ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Mark Dancey ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
Chad123 ??/2000 -
tim20 ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
jgordon75 ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Jacob Ram 05/Sep/99 Lead
with elisa shub
Alastair MacSween 07/Aug/99 Solo
with Kevin Higgins
Elastic Jones 28/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Brian Maughn
Hidden 19/Jun/99 Solo
Bob M 03/Jun/99 Lead

Solo apart from Eastern traverse and Tower Gap

with Richard Mott
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/99 TR dog
with Laura
220bpm ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S

Awesome day, scared to death on my first solo climb.

mjeffery ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 -
Sandman55555 01/Oct/98 Solo O/S
mike fenwick ?/Aug/98 AltLd
with Ben Pearce
Dave Kerr 19/Jul/98 Solo
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/98 Lead dnf

Awful weather. Rain running down the slab then straight down my sleeves. Abandoned the climb for an ascent via the abseil posts. On top for 8am! Already ticked in winter.

with Harold Jepson
colinakmc 22/Jun/98 Solo

That was when the Gap was easy in summer!Midsummer bivi on the summit, then down & back up TR.

with Dave Park
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Solo G/U
Hidden 23/May/98 -
johnkeith ??/1998 AltLd
with G. Callander
Hidden ??/1998 -
Tarquin ??/1998 -
luckyjim 10/Jun/97 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/97 Solo
latitude 01/Jun/97 Solo

Sunny no wind.

Nigel R Lewis ?/Jun/97 Solo
with Lisa Lewis
plain kitten ??/1997 Solo G/U


DundeeDave 20/Jul/96 2nd
neal 18/Jul/96 AltLd

Inc Douglas boulder, abseil into Douglas gap, scrambled the rest of the route.

with Stuart Mcleod
galpinos ?/Jul/96 AltLd
with Ross
snowcat ?/Jul/96 2nd
with Mike Franklin
BobbyMotherwell ?/May/96 Lead O/S
with Eric Horne
AB1965 14/Feb/96 AltLd
Chris Murray ??/1996 -
with Richard Bower
Ian Robertson ?/Sep/95 Lead
with Krystina Lotoczko
roncaves 19/Aug/95 Solo

In descent to CIC from Minus 1 Direct

with Gerry Arcari
rossn ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S

First of 12 summer and 4 winter ascents. Should be 4 stars really.

with Graeme Hynie
Rhian Wood ?/Jul/95 2nd
kagreen 01/Jun/95 Solo O/S
Rich ??/1995 -
Mickdenali ??/1995 Lead
with Mick Cadwell, Gail Waller
ill_bill ??/1995 AltLd
with Peter Collins
Sean Kelly ??/1995 AltLd
with Al Metelko
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
biggianthead 16/Sep/94 -

Under snow!

with C
Dom Goodwin 17/Aug/94 -
with Peter
Rhian Wood ?/Jul/94 -
Colin Mcgregor ?/May/94 AltLd
with Kevin Burns
stokienomad ??/1994 -
neil3965 14/Aug/93 Solo
with Dave Crookes
TobyA ?/Jul/93 Solo O/S
with Ed, Olly
Simon Caldwell ?/Jun/93 Solo O/S

Got the rope out for Tower Gap

with Martin
cobes ??/1993 AltLd
with Iain Lyall
Hidden 04/Sep/92 Solo
kp64zl ?/Aug/92 Solo
with Jason M
Stuart S ?/Aug/92 Lead
with Hal Taylor
Hidden ?/Aug/92 Solo
DavPk ?/Jul/92 Lead
with Roger Hendry
Hidden ?/May/92 2nd
bencole ?/May/92 2nd
with Dad
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead
CMacD ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
conradallen 26/Aug/91 2nd
Nigel Bond 21/Jul/91 Solo
IanMcC ?/Jun/91 AltLd
with ColinB
Hidden ??/1991 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/90 2nd
JimGoodman ?/Jul/90 Solo O/S
pauldrew ??/1990 Solo

With Douglas Gibson boulder start and in rain in big boots.

with Lisa Cox
brianrunner ??/1990 -
jackse ??/1990 Solo
with darren
George Ormerod ?/Sep/89 AltLd O/S

Very wet day out.

with Roger
Ali MacDonald 20/May/89 Solo

RAF MRT Training

Nick Biven 15/Jul/88 AltLd
with Jo Allmand-Smith
Nigel Bond 23/May/87 Lead
with Martin Cash
Hidden ?/May/87 AltLd
Richard Weller 02/Mar/87 AltLd
with Nigel Thompson, john sanders
John HW ?/Feb/87 Lead
Dave Douglas 14/Jun/86 AltLd O/S

Almost still in winter nick!

with my dad
macmuseeuw 08/Jun/86 Lead

Roped up for Tower Gap & Eastern Traverse.

with Allan Hughes
Hidden 23/Feb/86 AltLd
rogerskews 06/Sep/85 -
with Bryn Roberts & Chris Holgate
Steve Crowe 15/Jul/84 Solo O/S

also in winter.

with LM
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
George Elliott ?/Aug/83 Lead O/S
neil3965 ?/Jul/83 Solo
alan.rodger ?/Jun/83 2nd

led last pitch.

with Sheila McLeod, Allan scott, roy lyons, johnnie walker, elaine petrie
Hidden ??/1982 -
Hidden 17/Apr/81 AltLd
Ken lindsay ??/1981 Solo O/S

No one on ridge or mountain.Wonderful

Nigel Coe 26/Jul/80 -
with Jackie Coe
dtalbot ??/1980 -
Lone Rider 27/Jul/79 Solo

From Distillery and back to Fort Bill via Tower Ridge in 5hrs

Bruce Kerr 16/Jun/79 Solo
with Lesley Kirkwood
Hidden ??/1978 -
auldscotal ??/1978 AltLd O/S
with Mark Plenderlieth/Paul Murton/Ben Cooper?
neil3965 ?/Jul/77 Lead
with Julie Blythe
Colin Matheson ?/Jan/77 AltLd

Winter ascent

with John Thurman
neil3965 19/Jul/76 AltLd
with Gordon Stewart
mike mo ??/1976 -
with Ian G
pneame ?/Sep/75 Lead
with Jim Fairgrieve
tapley 13/Aug/75 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Martin Bennett 08/Feb/75 -
with Harry Bickerstaffe
Hidden 08/Apr/74 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/73 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/70 AltLd
Chris Craggs ??/1970 -

1hr 45m

with Colin Binks
zukator ??/1970 -
Hidden ?/Aug/68 AltLd
uphillnow 20/Jul/60 Lead

First rock climb on the Ben done soon after starting climbing. Started raining whilst halfway up the Douglas Boulder Always surprises me why Tower Ridge (summer ) is not described including the D boulder as an essential element - why would you not, at least the first time to do ridge ground up to summit.

with Tony Smith
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