800m. Almost certainly the finest winter climb in the UK available to weekend warriors, and certainly the longest. Tower ridge continues to fascinate and compel, with a magnificent mix of wall, ridge, and traverse lines taking the boldest classic alpine route almost to the very summit of Britain's highest mountain. The two crux pitches, the eastern traverse and the Tower Gap are formidable obstacles in any conditions, and many a party has been benighted attempting to solve their mysteries. On a ridge like this, route finding should be obvious, but in poor weather it can be a nightmare. Worth remembering is the Tower Ridge Rulebook (Cold Climbs) quote "Go up to the Great Tower until it gets really steep before traversing left" - not knowing this has led to many epics, several mentioned below.

J.N.Collie, G.A.Solly, J.Collier 30/Mar/1894

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Pero 10 Apr Solo Good conditions. Axe needed for the entry gully. Chimney dry and dry until Great Tower. One axe and crampons for Eastern Traverse. Gap dry. Axe and crampons for exit slope.
Good conditions. Axe needed for the entry gully. Chimney dry and dry until Great Tower. One axe and crampons for Eastern Traverse. Gap dry. Axe and crampons for exit slope.
joem 7 Apr AltLd
with Phil behan
with Phil behan
lukevf 7 Apr AltLd O/S
with Phil B, joem
with Phil B, joem
Hidden 6 Apr AltLd
Hexman 6 Apr AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 6 Apr 2nd Running together, with me in the middle of the rope. May have pulled on the tat at tower gap.
Running together, with me in the middle of the rope. May have pulled on the tat at tower gap.
Hidden 6 Apr AltLd O/S
JoeCoxson 6 Apr AltLd 10 hrs car to car, 5 1/2 hours on route, but a bit ‘congested’ at times. 7 people in 3 teams never more than about 2 ropelengths apart, in various configurations, but a very civil and social route the whole way. All topped out within a few minutes for an obligatory selfie. Moved together alpine style 90% of the way, with a few intermediate belays. Also, I was wearing a rainbow cowboy hat, to keep up the Tower Ridge fancy dress tradition alive.
10 hrs car to car, 5 1/2 hours on route, but a bit ‘congested’ at times. 7 people in 3 teams never more than about 2 ropelengths apart, in various configurations, but a very civil and social route the whole way. All topped out within a few minutes for an obligatory selfie. Moved together alpine style 90% of the way, with a few intermediate belays. Also, I was wearing a rainbow cowboy hat, to keep up the Tower Ridge fancy dress tradition alive.
Hidden 6 Apr AltLd
LucaC 4 Apr AltLd rpt 4hrs30 top to bottom. Soloed a load with some pitches around the little tower, great tower and tower gap. Lots of powder, but lots of good neve too.
4hrs30 top to bottom. Soloed a load with some pitches around the little tower, great tower and tower gap. Lots of powder, but lots of good neve too.
metrorat 31 Mar AltLd Moved together, perfect conditions
with Euan Maharg
Moved together, perfect conditions
with Euan Maharg
Hidden 28 Mar 2nd
Flashy 25 Mar AltLd
with JMM
with JMM
BMaybee 23 Mar AltLd A reet grand day out!! Leading pitch up side of great tower was a lot of fun.
with roym
A reet grand day out!! Leading pitch up side of great tower was a lot of fun.
with roym
Hidden 23 Mar Lead
JonathanC 23 Mar 2nd A day (and night) to remember
A day (and night) to remember
roym 23 Mar AltLd O/S Grand day out, great conditions, firm snow and just enough of it. Douglas gap chimney was dry, snow/neve for the rest. 3:20 from gap to top.
with BMaybee
Grand day out, great conditions, firm snow and just enough of it. Douglas gap chimney was dry, snow/neve for the rest. 3:20 from gap to top.
with BMaybee
Sam Waddy 18 Mar AltLd
with RW99
with RW99
RW99 18 Mar AltLd O/S
badgerjockey 17 Mar 2nd Stunning, atmospheric and surprisingly awkward and tricky in places. Especially between the end of the E Traverse and the end of the Tower Gap. First IV. Deep snow and poor vis hampered the approach and the start. Gained the Douglas Gap from the western gully which was fun snow wading. Saved some time. Route finding tricky to start with but bumped into an old hand and followed their trail which really helped. Blue sky appeared for the final impressive third and the summit. 5hrs from Douglas gap to the top. 10hr day.
with Jonathan B
Stunning, atmospheric and surprisingly awkward and tricky in places. Especially between the end of the E Traverse and the end of the Tower Gap. First IV. Deep snow and poor vis hampered the approach and the start. Gained the Douglas Gap from the western gully which was fun snow wading. Saved some time. Route finding tricky to start with but bumped into an old hand and followed their trail which really helped. Blue sky appeared for the final impressive third and the summit. 5hrs from Douglas gap to the top. 10hr day.
with Jonathan B
Andrew Holden 17 Mar Lead
James Milton 16 Mar AltLd O/S Started at 3am to avoid the afternoon weather. Amazing soloing up to the great tower in the dark, then sun rose and weather came early.
with Jacob Dyer, Gemmazrobo
Started at 3am to avoid the afternoon weather. Amazing soloing up to the great tower in the dark, then sun rose and weather came early.
with Jacob Dyer, Gemmazrobo
Gemmazrobo 16 Mar AltLd O/S Classic vis will be better in the dark, started walking in at midnight, soloed to just before tower gap, made more fun(genuinely) by prob being upper end due to conditions, type 1 then type 2 fun day
Classic vis will be better in the dark, started walking in at midnight, soloed to just before tower gap, made more fun(genuinely) by prob being upper end due to conditions, type 1 then type 2 fun day
ChrisLewis 9 Mar AltLd Covered in fresh unhelpful powder. 40mph+ winds ensured a thorough graupel exfoliation. Just over 6hrs from gap to top
Covered in fresh unhelpful powder. 40mph+ winds ensured a thorough graupel exfoliation. Just over 6hrs from gap to top
pingora 8 Mar 2nd dnf Lots of teams ahead of us, so the likelihood of a bottleneck at the Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap led to the decision to retreat
with John Lyall, Richard Parker
Lots of teams ahead of us, so the likelihood of a bottleneck at the Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap led to the decision to retreat
with John Lyall, Richard Parker
jepotherepo 6 Mar 2nd O/S DiMM winter skills course
with Tim Niel, john carr
DiMM winter skills course
with Tim Niel, john carr
Alexander_Metcalfe 1 Mar AltLd O/S Felt like a summer scramble with the lack of snow. Mr Nevis wasn't been very kind. Very dry rock for this time of year. Only stuck the crampons on for two snowfields. Tower Gap was the best bit. Luckily no wind otherwise it'd have been interesting...
Felt like a summer scramble with the lack of snow. Mr Nevis wasn't been very kind. Very dry rock for this time of year. Only stuck the crampons on for two snowfields. Tower Gap was the best bit. Luckily no wind otherwise it'd have been interesting...
Hidden 19 Feb AltLd O/S
Toasty 19 Feb Lead dnf Will be back
with Liam Lang, Hannah jansen
Will be back
with Liam Lang, Hannah jansen
Chaelcifer 19 Feb Lead O/S first grade 4 I've climbed, great day, conditions were marginal but nothing like a bit of spiciness to keep the wits about. running it out was the name of the game. with a number 5,6 and 14 nut placed. 3 placements in 800metres fast and light ethos at its finest. 5.5 hours from SMC bothy to top of the climb. unfortunately not all members made it that day, number eleven, better known as green nut was lost that day. I'm currently in mourning, farewell green nut he never let me down :(
with Diventure, Adam West
first grade 4 I've climbed, great day, conditions were marginal but nothing like a bit of spiciness to keep the wits about. running it out was the name of the game. with a number 5,6 and 14 nut placed. 3 placements in 800metres fast and light ethos at its finest. 5.5 hours from SMC bothy to top of the climb. unfortunately not all members made it that day, number eleven, better known as green nut was lost that day. I'm currently in mourning, farewell green nut he never let me down :(
with Diventure, Adam West
Hidden 19 Feb AltLd
Diventure 19 Feb AltLd An epic day out! First IV route, pitched the hard bits, moved together on the easy bits, the good stuff kept coming, culminating in a final dash up the steep snow slope after tower gap and collapsing onto the summit plateau in euphoria. 5.5hours from the Douglas boulder to the top.
with Chaelcifer
An epic day out! First IV route, pitched the hard bits, moved together on the easy bits, the good stuff kept coming, culminating in a final dash up the steep snow slope after tower gap and collapsing onto the summit plateau in euphoria. 5.5hours from the Douglas boulder to the top.
with Chaelcifer
Philchristo61 18 Feb -
with Stuart Lade, Sharna Tinson
with Stuart Lade, Sharna Tinson
SteveJCox 16 Feb Solo O/S
Andrew Holden 16 Feb Solo
Charlotte Russell 16 Feb 2nd
with Pete Lindley, Kirby
with Pete Lindley, Kirby
acrkirby 16 Feb Lead O/S Just about holding onto a thin layering of snow, crampons unused all day but axe was helpful for the getting out of tower gap, made quick progress topping out at 2:00 after moving as a party of 4! Decsended via CMD, better day than expected all round
Just about holding onto a thin layering of snow, crampons unused all day but axe was helpful for the getting out of tower gap, made quick progress topping out at 2:00 after moving as a party of 4! Decsended via CMD, better day than expected all round
Pete Lindley 16 Feb 2nd O/S
ben1987 15 Feb AltLd More moving together than alternate leads. Pitched short sections. Great day out, but certainly not full winter. A fair bit of snow and great fun.
More moving together than alternate leads. Pitched short sections. Great day out, but certainly not full winter. A fair bit of snow and great fun.
tomwalton 3 Feb AltLd Full 13 hour epic hut to hut. Deep powder throughout made slow going. The full Scottish weather experience throughout with limited visibility, snow and wind. Made the classic mistake of leaving the ridge too early thinking we had done the little tower. The great tower really is an unmissable wall so keep going until you hit that! Eastern traverse very sketchy with so much snow and the gear was completely buried. Had to crawl under the boulder and finished climbing out of tower gap without headtorches as darkness fell. Walked down via the zigzags to avoid avalanche danger and received a warm welcome at the hut from fellow climbers. Including two German ice climbers who thought we were mad for setting out in the first place. Looking forward to doing this again in more favourable conditions.
Full 13 hour epic hut to hut. Deep powder throughout made slow going. The full Scottish weather experience throughout with limited visibility, snow and wind. Made the classic mistake of leaving the ridge too early thinking we had done the little tower. The great tower really is an unmissable wall so keep going until you hit that! Eastern traverse very sketchy with so much snow and the gear was completely buried. Had to crawl under the boulder and finished climbing out of tower gap without headtorches as darkness fell. Walked down via the zigzags to avoid avalanche danger and received a warm welcome at the hut from fellow climbers. Including two German ice climbers who thought we were mad for setting out in the first place. Looking forward to doing this again in more favourable conditions.
Thomas Jones 3 Feb AltLd A true adventure. If you are not sure if you have reached the great tower or not keep going. It really is unmistakable.
A true adventure. If you are not sure if you have reached the great tower or not keep going. It really is unmistakable.
bowlingj 2 Feb 2nd
Toby_Cronshaw 2 Feb AltLd O/S It was a great climb. Not sure if it's the finest but a fine climb. Mixed variety of objectives and never a dull moment. A true winter adventure for sure. Took 3 hours from base in early season, snowy conditions. Not a huge amount of ice about.
It was a great climb. Not sure if it's the finest but a fine climb. Mixed variety of objectives and never a dull moment. A true winter adventure for sure. Took 3 hours from base in early season, snowy conditions. Not a huge amount of ice about.
James_Fletcher 2 Feb AltLd O/S Perfect conditions for TR and a memorable and super efficient climb.
Perfect conditions for TR and a memorable and super efficient climb.
JohnHartley 2 Feb Lead Accidentally took direct line over first tower. Quality day out
Accidentally took direct line over first tower. Quality day out
WhipperSnapper 19 Jan AltLd With George, Dom and Fergus
With George, Dom and Fergus
Wojttek 19 Jan AltLd not in cond. loads of powder and unconsolidated snow. Rock loose many places. some ice and frozen turf from 10m below the top only
with Danii
not in cond. loads of powder and unconsolidated snow. Rock loose many places. some ice and frozen turf from 10m below the top only
with Danii
chris smith 9 Jan AltLd O/S Summer conditions low down but nice winter conditions higher up.
Summer conditions low down but nice winter conditions higher up.
Dan J ?? -
Hidden 29 Apr, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 29 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Kemics 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S A warm day, cornices coming down around us. A lot of techniques: one axe in ice and also using a hand jam. Used a block of ice as a hand hold with no glove at the crux. Simul climbed mostly and pitched a few tricker sections.
A warm day, cornices coming down around us. A lot of techniques: one axe in ice and also using a hand jam. Used a block of ice as a hand hold with no glove at the crux. Simul climbed mostly and pitched a few tricker sections.
Samuel Wainwright 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd rpt
with Rob Steer
with Rob Steer
wilkinscl 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd
with Kemics
with Kemics
mikecollins 13 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
manmike 13 Apr, 2018 - climbed as a 3. Just over 4 hours. Very "alpine".
climbed as a 3. Just over 4 hours. Very "alpine".
Ste Ridd 13 Apr, 2018 AltLd Fantastic route and was well worth waiting for. Last winter route of the season climbed as a 3 moving together and pitching the tricky sections.
Fantastic route and was well worth waiting for. Last winter route of the season climbed as a 3 moving together and pitching the tricky sections.
Tom Seccombe 12 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Gordon JH 12 Apr, 2018 AltLd
william henderson 12 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
BillyB 10 Apr, 2018 AltLd
7toes 9 Apr, 2018 DWS
with Stuart M
with Stuart M
Hidden 8 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Teshil 5 Apr, 2018 AltLd dnf
Hidden 3 Apr, 2018 Lead
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 -
lanky 1 Apr, 2018 Solo Blue bird day, fantastic conditions. Such a good route
with Aidan
Blue bird day, fantastic conditions. Such a good route
with Aidan
oonagh thin 1 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
Flissnut 1 Apr, 2018 -
Aleksandra J 1 Apr, 2018 2nd
JFT 1 Apr, 2018 AltLd
with Jude
with Jude
Phil_Brock 1 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt Stunning conditions both in terms of blue sky / low winds and the amount and quality of snow along most of the route. Amazing experience again, happy to have lead all the pitches this time after seconding on my first go. Lots of other teams on route (many of whom decided to overtake in the worst possible places) slowed things down, as did climbing as a three, but still a great day out.
Stunning conditions both in terms of blue sky / low winds and the amount and quality of snow along most of the route. Amazing experience again, happy to have lead all the pitches this time after seconding on my first go. Lots of other teams on route (many of whom decided to overtake in the worst possible places) slowed things down, as did climbing as a three, but still a great day out.
aliReid 1 Apr, 2018 Lead β An incredible route! An early start had us climbing the arete above the Douglas gap at sunrise - one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Everything was pretty drippy, it won't be winter for much longer
with Fliss
An incredible route! An early start had us climbing the arete above the Douglas gap at sunrise - one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Everything was pretty drippy, it won't be winter for much longer
with Fliss
iainballantyne 31 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Quick solo of the ridge, lovely! I'm not sure Adam enjoyed it as much...
Quick solo of the ridge, lovely! I'm not sure Adam enjoyed it as much...
milena 31 Mar, 2018 2nd
Naomi.P 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd Pretty good conditions and I think we were first on the ridge on Easter Saturday. Done as two teams but together following Harry as our route finder so no issues. Moved together for most of it but pitched a few bits. Surprisingly no drama!
Pretty good conditions and I think we were first on the ridge on Easter Saturday. Done as two teams but together following Harry as our route finder so no issues. Moved together for most of it but pitched a few bits. Surprisingly no drama!
alexm198 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Fourth ridge of the day. Dropped down Tower Gully and enjoyed a truly excellent bumslide down to the East gully of the Douglas boulder. I think we started the route just before 4pm. Gave the brew a miss on this one, and kept the rope in the bag. Drank the last of the water and then capitalised on the well-established track up the gully. Soloed to the bottom of the little tower, where we put on the rope and simul climbed the rest of the route. Dropped a tibloc just before Tower Gap, which was annoying. Topped out just after 6pm, with the clouds having lifted, treating us to a great view down to Fort William.
Fourth ridge of the day. Dropped down Tower Gully and enjoyed a truly excellent bumslide down to the East gully of the Douglas boulder. I think we started the route just before 4pm. Gave the brew a miss on this one, and kept the rope in the bag. Drank the last of the water and then capitalised on the well-established track up the gully. Soloed to the bottom of the little tower, where we put on the rope and simul climbed the rest of the route. Dropped a tibloc just before Tower Gap, which was annoying. Topped out just after 6pm, with the clouds having lifted, treating us to a great view down to Fort William.
adamvisick 31 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Just superb. Got a little scared on the traverse but excellent conditions all round. First time up The Ben!
Just superb. Got a little scared on the traverse but excellent conditions all round. First time up The Ben!
Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 2nd
birks3746 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd Brilliant! Big day out starting from glen nevis. Lots of simul with Tom leading the hard bits, I was on photo duty
Brilliant! Big day out starting from glen nevis. Lots of simul with Tom leading the hard bits, I was on photo duty
Matt Harle 31 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Simul on the eastern traverse and tower gap. Super classic positions! 4/5 of all the ridges in a day.
Simul on the eastern traverse and tower gap. Super classic positions! 4/5 of all the ridges in a day.
Nickwild 31 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Decent weather and not too busy. Dan had a moment at the bottom when he started to slide after putting his crampons on. Had to jump on him as he slid past! Some loose snow bottom half but much more firm higher up. Climb to Gt Tower was scetchy with only 1 axe.
with Daniel Wild
Decent weather and not too busy. Dan had a moment at the bottom when he started to slide after putting his crampons on. Had to jump on him as he slid past! Some loose snow bottom half but much more firm higher up. Climb to Gt Tower was scetchy with only 1 axe.
with Daniel Wild
chiverstom 31 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S About 5 hours, would have been a fair bit quicker if not for queues. Cracking route
About 5 hours, would have been a fair bit quicker if not for queues. Cracking route
Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 Lead
leopolian 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Naomi.P
with Naomi.P
harry_lewis 31 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt
with milena
with milena
CharleyAnn 30 Mar, 2018 2nd
robgixer 30 Mar, 2018 Lead rpt Bit of soft snow but also some helpful ice. Approached from vanishing gully
Bit of soft snow but also some helpful ice. Approached from vanishing gully
Hidden 30 Mar, 2018 Lead
Brendan 29 Mar, 2018 - After Vanishing Gully. Long day!
with Chuck, Joe
After Vanishing Gully. Long day!
with Chuck, Joe
Tim Rodgers 29 Mar, 2018 Lead
Michael Haywood 24 Mar, 2018 Lead Atmospheric! To us ages!
with Dave Battle
Atmospheric! To us ages!
with Dave Battle
Neil Adams 24 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt
with Brian
with Brian
davesa 24 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with Adrian mellor
with Adrian mellor
Clevelandclimber 24 Mar, 2018 -
with Dave Saunders
with Dave Saunders
Brian Pollock 24 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
with Neil
with Neil
bradleyrichards93 20 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
mattdennies 19 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Left N face car park just after 6, at CIC for 7.30. I think we went slightly too far up the left side of Douglas boulder, couldn't find the east gully into Douglas gap but climbed a gully that brought us out on top of Douglas gap. 2.5 hours from the top of Douglas gap to the summit. Snow was a bit crusty/powdery around Little Tower but above that turned into great ice and bomber neve. Alice lead up right at little tower which gave for some pretty spicy and exposed moves. Eastern traverse in fantastic condition, fat rime everywhere which was pretty but made finding gear hard. Pitched down into Tower Gap but moved together on everything else.
with a_m154
Left N face car park just after 6, at CIC for 7.30. I think we went slightly too far up the left side of Douglas boulder, couldn't find the east gully into Douglas gap but climbed a gully that brought us out on top of Douglas gap. 2.5 hours from the top of Douglas gap to the summit. Snow was a bit crusty/powdery around Little Tower but above that turned into great ice and bomber neve. Alice lead up right at little tower which gave for some pretty spicy and exposed moves. Eastern traverse in fantastic condition, fat rime everywhere which was pretty but made finding gear hard. Pitched down into Tower Gap but moved together on everything else.
with a_m154
a_m154 19 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Had tower ridge all to ourselves in sunshine and great fast conditions. Took us 2.5hours from Douglas Gap, moved together everywhere except in and out of Tower Gap. Went a little AWOL at the start and headed pretty straight up little tower which meant a little type 2 fun simul-climbing (probs should've pitched it...). Led from top of Douglas Gap to before Eastern traverse then Matt took over and led the Traverse into Tower Gap. I led out of the Gap. Amazing day!
Had tower ridge all to ourselves in sunshine and great fast conditions. Took us 2.5hours from Douglas Gap, moved together everywhere except in and out of Tower Gap. Went a little AWOL at the start and headed pretty straight up little tower which meant a little type 2 fun simul-climbing (probs should've pitched it...). Led from top of Douglas Gap to before Eastern traverse then Matt took over and led the Traverse into Tower Gap. I led out of the Gap. Amazing day!
Hidden 12 Mar, 2018 2nd
philippoc93 12 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S Unreal day out. Ticked off one on the bucket list
with Steve Holmes
Unreal day out. Ticked off one on the bucket list
with Steve Holmes
arose 11 Mar, 2018 Lead
with Clients
with Clients
Chris Manasseh 8 Mar, 2018 AltLd Led pitches from near top of Little Tower to Great Tower, from end of Eastern Traverse to top of Great Tower, and into and out of Tower Gap. Stu got pitch out of Douglas Gap, most of Little Tower and the Eastern Traverse (seriously banked out, well done Stu!). Moved together for the rest.
with Stuart Hesketh
Led pitches from near top of Little Tower to Great Tower, from end of Eastern Traverse to top of Great Tower, and into and out of Tower Gap. Stu got pitch out of Douglas Gap, most of Little Tower and the Eastern Traverse (seriously banked out, well done Stu!). Moved together for the rest.
with Stuart Hesketh
Mark Stevenson 3 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt
MarkGrant ?Mar, 2018 AltLd
with C-Man
with C-Man
Hayley Wolcott ?Mar, 2018 AltLd
Butler! 25 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Hanakin
with Hanakin
Street 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd Fantastic alpine conditions, moved together and pitched about 50/50. About 10 hours car to car.
Fantastic alpine conditions, moved together and pitched about 50/50. About 10 hours car to car.
John McKenna 24 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
OMara81 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with timday
with timday
EBailey 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd
mishabruml 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S perfect nick. total beast day out with TGW
with EBailey
perfect nick. total beast day out with TGW
with EBailey
timday 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd Superb day out (well apart from the small matter of the wind on top). Left carpark ~5am, first on route at top of East Gully ~7:40, topped out ~11:40. Fantastic solid snow conditions. Soloed out of Douglas Gap and a fair way on, then a mix of moving together/pitching. Eastern Traverse well protected by in-situ nuts and then plenty of options in rocks round the corner so just kept moving there. Tower Gap awkwardness eased by snow and ice in useful places. Used a doubled 50m half-rope per BMC's page on the route, but thought it not quite long enough... would take something with 30m or 40m reach for a repeat. Lunch in summit shelter (popular!); descended by CMD arete (spectacular under blue skies). Scotland doesn't get better than this.
with OMara81
Superb day out (well apart from the small matter of the wind on top). Left carpark ~5am, first on route at top of East Gully ~7:40, topped out ~11:40. Fantastic solid snow conditions. Soloed out of Douglas Gap and a fair way on, then a mix of moving together/pitching. Eastern Traverse well protected by in-situ nuts and then plenty of options in rocks round the corner so just kept moving there. Tower Gap awkwardness eased by snow and ice in useful places. Used a doubled 50m half-rope per BMC's page on the route, but thought it not quite long enough... would take something with 30m or 40m reach for a repeat. Lunch in summit shelter (popular!); descended by CMD arete (spectacular under blue skies). Scotland doesn't get better than this.
with OMara81
Lewis Read 24 Feb, 2018 -
chris cockbain 24 Feb, 2018 - Perfect conditions made the route very easy, moved together for the whole thing and completed it in 4 hours, on the summit for 1pm
Perfect conditions made the route very easy, moved together for the whole thing and completed it in 4 hours, on the summit for 1pm
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Tom Draude 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 2nd
Albe 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd
stpauliblade 23 Feb, 2018 -
petegunn 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Luke
with Luke
AlistairBerridge 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Moved together pretty much the whole way, approx 4.5hrs from CIC hut to summit. Amazing day and amazing route!
Moved together pretty much the whole way, approx 4.5hrs from CIC hut to summit. Amazing day and amazing route!
rashwell 23 Feb, 2018 2nd
with Anna, Louis Hudson
with Anna, Louis Hudson
OliverRoss 23 Feb, 2018 AltLd Amazing day on neve. Didn't get wet at all, and spent the day in my thin gloves.
Amazing day on neve. Didn't get wet at all, and spent the day in my thin gloves.
Hidden 23 Feb, 2018 -
Oliver Smaje 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Callum
with Callum
Will Webb 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with AF Webb
with AF Webb
AF Webb 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd Left car park at 5am. Top out 12:30pm. Back at car park 4:30pm
Left car park at 5am. Top out 12:30pm. Back at car park 4:30pm
Hidden 21 Feb, 2018 -
JoeWilliams 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Ollie B
with Ollie B
Hidden 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2018 Lead
wheelsucker 7 Feb, 2018 AltLd Poor vis, very cold and windy, lots of snow so poor gear. Great mountaineering day out. 6.5 hrs to summit from start of ridge.
with Jack B
Poor vis, very cold and windy, lots of snow so poor gear. Great mountaineering day out. 6.5 hrs to summit from start of ridge.
with Jack B
jackob 7 Feb, 2018 AltLd First route on the ben and what a route it was, felt pretty adventurous in the bitter conditions with howling winds, however fairly good conditions on the ridge, some of the pro a little buried higher up. Had to wait around at tower gap for approx 45 mins but still chuffed to have completed it in around 6.5hrs. A mixture of soloing, moving together and pitching.
First route on the ben and what a route it was, felt pretty adventurous in the bitter conditions with howling winds, however fairly good conditions on the ridge, some of the pro a little buried higher up. Had to wait around at tower gap for approx 45 mins but still chuffed to have completed it in around 6.5hrs. A mixture of soloing, moving together and pitching.
Em66 4 Feb, 2018 2nd
Hidden 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt
Samuel Wainwright 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
mBob8 4 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Moved together for the most part, great neve in patches (wind-scoured). Lots of parties on the route enjoying the blue sky and absence of wind!
Moved together for the most part, great neve in patches (wind-scoured). Lots of parties on the route enjoying the blue sky and absence of wind!
Paul Baller 2 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
with matt stevens
with matt stevens
Nick Nitro ?Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Jay C
with Jay C
callum r ?Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
r_o_b_h2 11 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S A great forecast meant finally getting on this uber classic. Lots of unconsolidated snow and no track slowed progress, so very happy with getting it done in approx 7 hours. Tower Gap was ace!
with Fay
A great forecast meant finally getting on this uber classic. Lots of unconsolidated snow and no track slowed progress, so very happy with getting it done in approx 7 hours. Tower Gap was ace!
with Fay
dmorgan27 8 Jan, 2018 AltLd dnf Had to bail off at Tower gap due to high winds and approaching darkness. Deep snow, digging out belays and protection all the way.
with 19Dan82
Had to bail off at Tower gap due to high winds and approaching darkness. Deep snow, digging out belays and protection all the way.
with 19Dan82
donalmurray 1 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S 12 hours on route despite moving together the entire way. Heavy powder all the way, chest deep at times, never less than mid thigh. Went a bit off piste, mistaking the hump before great tower for great tower and traversed left over echo wall. Ended up on an exposed traverse with no hooks on powder with dry rock underneath. Also went off route after fallen block chimney and ended up on some steep interesting terrain in the dark with very little gear directly up to the top of the great tower, didn't really bypass it properly at all! Found some tech 6 along the way. Topped out and walked to the summit for about 10pm - first time up the Ben and one I'm not likely to forget! Back down to the car 18 hours after setting out. A real epic but really enjoyable.
with Adam24B
12 hours on route despite moving together the entire way. Heavy powder all the way, chest deep at times, never less than mid thigh. Went a bit off piste, mistaking the hump before great tower for great tower and traversed left over echo wall. Ended up on an exposed traverse with no hooks on powder with dry rock underneath. Also went off route after fallen block chimney and ended up on some steep interesting terrain in the dark with very little gear directly up to the top of the great tower, didn't really bypass it properly at all! Found some tech 6 along the way. Topped out and walked to the summit for about 10pm - first time up the Ben and one I'm not likely to forget! Back down to the car 18 hours after setting out. A real epic but really enjoyable.
with Adam24B
Adam24B 1 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S It wasn't in nick thus it took 12 hours despite moving together all the way, a good challenge climbing all the hard stuff in the dark under waist deep snow...
It wasn't in nick thus it took 12 hours despite moving together all the way, a good challenge climbing all the hard stuff in the dark under waist deep snow...
Ruaraidh ?Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
Terra Incognita ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Swiss Tony ??, 2018 -
Chuckbhoy ??, 2018 -
martrin ??, 2018 -
Ghastlyrabbitfat ??, 2018 -
clanger ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 AltLd O/S
AmyG 24 Dec, 2017 Solo Soloed with big boots. Carried an axe and crampons but no snow on the route.
Soloed with big boots. Carried an axe and crampons but no snow on the route.
Robin Clothier 24 Dec, 2017 Solo Well it should be winter. Climbed in the rain, no ice and plus 5 at the top. some other claiming summer ascent. Winter will be back.
with AmyG
Well it should be winter. Climbed in the rain, no ice and plus 5 at the top. some other claiming summer ascent. Winter will be back.
with AmyG
Hidden 30 Nov, 2017 AltLd
Barry Harper 30 Nov, 2017 - Amazing weather, not so amazing conditions but a great day
Amazing weather, not so amazing conditions but a great day
Matt Harmon 25 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Slow progress under powder and as a team of four. Amazing route
with Paddy, Joe longbottom, Sam gillan
Slow progress under powder and as a team of four. Amazing route
with Paddy, Joe longbottom, Sam gillan
griffithpatrick 25 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
Tom Cox 11 Nov, 2017 AltLd rpt
Andrew Holden 11 Nov, 2017 AltLd
with Tom Cox
with Tom Cox
Wullie ?Nov, 2017 2nd
Kim Hamilton 27 Sep, 2017 - With Neil @ dubh mor
With Neil @ dubh mor
MSharkOne 9 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf Return to a favourite, different route on. Approach via Eastern Gully into the Douglas Gap. Set up at first pitch, but although the day was dry, the rock was soaking and slippy, with water from the previous days' rainfall still making it's way down over the face of the rock. Hand and foothold providing limited stability. No fun to be had. Saved that route-on for a better run of days/winter.
Return to a favourite, different route on. Approach via Eastern Gully into the Douglas Gap. Set up at first pitch, but although the day was dry, the rock was soaking and slippy, with water from the previous days' rainfall still making it's way down over the face of the rock. Hand and foothold providing limited stability. No fun to be had. Saved that route-on for a better run of days/winter.
Iceaxe92 16 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Nomadguru 23 Jun, 2017 2nd Weather conditions were far from perfect (fog, very wet) but we did it.
with Keith Parkinson, nocker
Weather conditions were far from perfect (fog, very wet) but we did it.
with Keith Parkinson, nocker
JamesWoolley 31 May, 2017 Lead
with Ryan Barnett
with Ryan Barnett
Hidden 30 Apr, 2017 -
Lamb 26 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Under powder, snow improved a bit in places higher up. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/it-aint-over-till-fat-lady-sings.html
Under powder, snow improved a bit in places higher up. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/it-aint-over-till-fat-lady-sings.html
seanhendo123 26 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together most of the way, quite a lot of powder with some neve higher up thankfully where it was required
with Lamb
Moved together most of the way, quite a lot of powder with some neve higher up thankfully where it was required
with Lamb
Webster 17 Apr, 2017 Lead final pitches after glovers chimney. crisp solid neve
final pitches after glovers chimney. crisp solid neve
philipstead 17 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Fiona Hughes 17 Apr, 2017 2nd
with SP
with SP
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 Lead
dwc 10 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
beckydru 9 Apr, 2017 -
Jim Spindrift Ryland 9 Apr, 2017 - Alpine conditions, descended number 4 Gully.
Alpine conditions, descended number 4 Gully.
Hidden 2 Apr, 2017 -
WillRich 2 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Very wet conditions, lower parts relatively snow -free
Very wet conditions, lower parts relatively snow -free
Hidden 30 Mar, 2017 2nd
Sankey 27 Mar, 2017 AltLd
with Reuben
with Reuben
Hidden 27 Mar, 2017 AltLd rpt
Hidden 27 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Captain Solo 27 Mar, 2017 Solo rpt Soft snow for the most part. Accepted a passing rope for E.T.
Soft snow for the most part. Accepted a passing rope for E.T.
Charlie Fraser 27 Mar, 2017 AltLd
CameronH 27 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with Charlie Fraser
with Charlie Fraser
joese7en 26 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
with NG
with NG
Climbed69 26 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with Simon Stokes
with Simon Stokes
Harrison_Connie 26 Mar, 2017 Lead An alpine day climbing on Tower Ridge, excellent mixed conditions with good neve on the Little Tower. The eastern Traverse had lots of debris falling from above, it wasn't banked out much so the gear was relatively good. The gap was snow free. 6.5hrs CIC hut to summit.
with John Reilly
An alpine day climbing on Tower Ridge, excellent mixed conditions with good neve on the Little Tower. The eastern Traverse had lots of debris falling from above, it wasn't banked out much so the gear was relatively good. The gap was snow free. 6.5hrs CIC hut to summit.
with John Reilly
jaggy bunnet 26 Mar, 2017 AltLd
with picasso
with picasso
picasso 26 Mar, 2017 AltLd early start with billy and Jo , lovely alpine conditions, pitched the traverse to just out the gap soloed the rest. 3 hours hut to sumit
early start with billy and Jo , lovely alpine conditions, pitched the traverse to just out the gap soloed the rest. 3 hours hut to sumit
Pina 26 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Alpine conditions. Early start to catch the morning neve. Pitched the gap and traverse.
with Billy, Michael
Alpine conditions. Early start to catch the morning neve. Pitched the gap and traverse.
with Billy, Michael
Mbaillie 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd
calumhicks 25 Mar, 2017 Solo rpt
with Tom Harris, AliGilmour
with Tom Harris, AliGilmour
joem 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
AliRLee 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
emilyeadie 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
with AliRLee
with AliRLee
DavidMcK 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S On a perfect blue sky day. Moved together as much as we could but got stuck behind a few slow parties at the great tower so just pitched from there.
with Morna
On a perfect blue sky day. Moved together as much as we could but got stuck behind a few slow parties at the great tower so just pitched from there.
with Morna
AliGilmour 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Combination of pitching and moving together with Tom. Calum soloed alongside. Led up to after Tower Gap and Tom took the lead to the top. Good conditions and amazing weather, possibly best day I've had out, just sooo good!
Combination of pitching and moving together with Tom. Calum soloed alongside. Led up to after Tower Gap and Tom took the lead to the top. Good conditions and amazing weather, possibly best day I've had out, just sooo good!
Pero 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd Mostly solo but pitched the traverse and the gap.
Mostly solo but pitched the traverse and the gap.
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 2nd
ESmith 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Phil
with Phil
ChrisH89 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Stunning day on the Ben and excellent conditions. Pitched the chimney out of Douglas Gap, the Little Tower, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Moved together for the rest of the route. Topped out at 13:30 to glorious sunshine on probably the best winter's day of the season.
with joem
Stunning day on the Ben and excellent conditions. Pitched the chimney out of Douglas Gap, the Little Tower, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Moved together for the rest of the route. Topped out at 13:30 to glorious sunshine on probably the best winter's day of the season.
with joem
SarahA 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd With Tim and Jess. Combination of soloing, moving together and pitching. Tower Gap was a bit tricky! Beautiful day!
With Tim and Jess. Combination of soloing, moving together and pitching. Tower Gap was a bit tricky! Beautiful day!
JessWilliams 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd
arose 23 Mar, 2017 Lead Lots of windslab on the flanks. Great condition though not much not neve.
with Clients
Lots of windslab on the flanks. Great condition though not much not neve.
with Clients
TJMGray 23 Mar, 2017 AltLd Great blue bird day. Almost had the entire ridge to ourselves until a guide and 70yr old came up caught up with us at tower gap! Fun mix of lead, solo, and moving together.
with sarah, jess
Great blue bird day. Almost had the entire ridge to ourselves until a guide and 70yr old came up caught up with us at tower gap! Fun mix of lead, solo, and moving together.
with sarah, jess
Goodstuff 22 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Finally, after years of wanting this one! Took a while to find the start, we initially began too far left and round, and had to backtrack from some truly awful windslab slopes. Mike kindly let me lead the whole route, the cruxes for me being the groove out of the Douglas gap (not that many hooks in the andesite), and a vertical corner of rotten ice (token thread protection) just before the great tower. The eastern traverse felt straightforward though wonderfully absorbing, and the real highlight for me was the knife edge leading up to Tower gap- magnificent! Beautiful weather and a stunning sunset on the way down from the summit to boot! My happiest day in the mountains so far. Nice one Mike!
with Mike Reading
Finally, after years of wanting this one! Took a while to find the start, we initially began too far left and round, and had to backtrack from some truly awful windslab slopes. Mike kindly let me lead the whole route, the cruxes for me being the groove out of the Douglas gap (not that many hooks in the andesite), and a vertical corner of rotten ice (token thread protection) just before the great tower. The eastern traverse felt straightforward though wonderfully absorbing, and the real highlight for me was the knife edge leading up to Tower gap- magnificent! Beautiful weather and a stunning sunset on the way down from the summit to boot! My happiest day in the mountains so far. Nice one Mike!
with Mike Reading
Hidden 19 Mar, 2017 2nd
mattx1123 18 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S first winter route! a guide to guides of the Fort...
with Oliver Mentz
first winter route! a guide to guides of the Fort...
with Oliver Mentz
Michael Hellyer 18 Mar, 2017 2nd First route on the North Face. Guided by Ken Applegate - Westcoast Mountain Guides. A superb route!
First route on the North Face. Guided by Ken Applegate - Westcoast Mountain Guides. A superb route!
Hidden 18 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
Tinley 9 Mar, 2017 2nd
doughobbs 9 Mar, 2017 AltLd G/U Conditions not great but a cracking day out!
with Rich Broadhead (Cloggies), Chris Cope (Cloggies)
Conditions not great but a cracking day out!
with Rich Broadhead (Cloggies), Chris Cope (Cloggies)
Hidden 9 Mar, 2017 Lead
Kevin Woods 9 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Tom Lawfield
with Tom Lawfield
Kirill 5 Mar, 2017 Lead with the comedy fall into the gap
with the comedy fall into the gap
Steve Bartle 5 Mar, 2017 2nd A great day out with perfect weather for most of the route - almost totally still and sunny, you could hear every little clink and conversation across the various buttresses which was quite eery. About 8hrs from the bottom of East gully to the top. The snow wasn't as useful as it could have been (a bit too soft) so this meant we ended up pitching more than we otherwise would. What a route though!
A great day out with perfect weather for most of the route - almost totally still and sunny, you could hear every little clink and conversation across the various buttresses which was quite eery. About 8hrs from the bottom of East gully to the top. The snow wasn't as useful as it could have been (a bit too soft) so this meant we ended up pitching more than we otherwise would. What a route though!
morsy 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd
with morsg
with morsg
peakschris 5 Mar, 2017 2nd Superb day out
with Kirill
Superb day out
with Kirill
Hidden 5 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
morsg 5 Mar, 2017 -
with morsy
with morsy
Hidden 5 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
bc44caesar 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Feb, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 28 Feb, 2017 AltLd rpt
Rob.bonnet 27 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S First contact with scottish winter climbing for our french party with Vincent, with Rozenn and Pascal as "mentor". Very nice Ridge on powder condition, à few technical sections. Weather very nice allowed for a perfect touristic tour by abseil post :)
First contact with scottish winter climbing for our french party with Vincent, with Rozenn and Pascal as "mentor". Very nice Ridge on powder condition, à few technical sections. Weather very nice allowed for a perfect touristic tour by abseil post :)
BnB 22 Feb, 2017 - 4 hours in walking crampons, single rope and a single axe. So much faster when you keep it simple.
4 hours in walking crampons, single rope and a single axe. So much faster when you keep it simple.
bonebag 15 Feb, 2017 2nd Climbed with Mark and Spencer on a Westcoast Mountainguides course. Mark instructing
with Mark and Spencer
Climbed with Mark and Spencer on a Westcoast Mountainguides course. Mark instructing
with Mark and Spencer
astirling 15 Feb, 2017 2nd O/S
ben__day 15 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
Phil_Brock 14 Feb, 2017 2nd β Great climb and in excellent condition. Moved together for significant amounts. Blue skies and not much wind (except for the walk up to the CIC hut). Amazing day out! Done on plas y brenin course.
Great climb and in excellent condition. Moved together for significant amounts. Blue skies and not much wind (except for the walk up to the CIC hut). Amazing day out! Done on plas y brenin course.
wi11 14 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together for the last section
with Domen Petrovcic, Tom Livingstone
Moved together for the last section
with Domen Petrovcic, Tom Livingstone
Tom Livingstone 14 Feb, 2017 AltLd rpt Via Fawlty Towers. Solo until the Great Tower.
with Matija Volontar
Via Fawlty Towers. Solo until the Great Tower.
with Matija Volontar
Hidden 14 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
HP9 12 Feb, 2017 AltLd Fair bit of snow, mainly unconsolidated and no ice. Soloed the first pitch from Douglas Gap, (harder than it looks) then moved together as a 3 for most of the route with one or two pitches. Amazing route, had it all to ourselves... Super windy and cold near the top, but clear all day. Approx 10.5 hrs from Car to Car
with Geoff Thomas, Martin Bonner
Fair bit of snow, mainly unconsolidated and no ice. Soloed the first pitch from Douglas Gap, (harder than it looks) then moved together as a 3 for most of the route with one or two pitches. Amazing route, had it all to ourselves... Super windy and cold near the top, but clear all day. Approx 10.5 hrs from Car to Car
with Geoff Thomas, Martin Bonner
ian.ross.bnc 8 Feb, 2017 AltLd loads of snow + no ice = desperate axe hooks on the hard pitches! I led the eastern traverse + chimney, Tom led the gap, and I led the scary slab after it. amazing route!
loads of snow + no ice = desperate axe hooks on the hard pitches! I led the eastern traverse + chimney, Tom led the gap, and I led the scary slab after it. amazing route!
Hidden 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd
davemccrave666 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S A thin layer of unconsolidated powder on top of rock made this a little harder than expected. Brilliant route though. Great day out.
with john perry, jamiefoxen
A thin layer of unconsolidated powder on top of rock made this a little harder than expected. Brilliant route though. Great day out.
with john perry, jamiefoxen
jamiefoxen 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd
hlegge 5 Feb, 2017 AltLd dnf Due to large amount of fresh snow and no tracks, got off route low down whilst swimming through waist deep powder on quite steep rock, no consolidated snow. Backed off due to time pressures and lack of enjoyment of conditions! To be returned to!
Due to large amount of fresh snow and no tracks, got off route low down whilst swimming through waist deep powder on quite steep rock, no consolidated snow. Backed off due to time pressures and lack of enjoyment of conditions! To be returned to!
harry_lewis 29 Jan, 2017 AltLd rpt
with Connor Read
with Connor Read
CRead 29 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S Went out left just before the eastern traverse and ended up finding some ice along the way! Didn't eat anywhere near enough and crashed a bit at around this point, would not recommend! Top day out, top weekend.
Went out left just before the eastern traverse and ended up finding some ice along the way! Didn't eat anywhere near enough and crashed a bit at around this point, would not recommend! Top day out, top weekend.
OliWoolland 28 Jan, 2017 2nd
bryce.dorin 28 Jan, 2017 Lead
with Andy, OliWoolland
with Andy, OliWoolland
Hidden 24 Jan, 2017 -
Sardien 21 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S Great day out! Not much snow for the first half then got the axes & crampons out from the Eastern traverse onwards. Stunning sunset from the top.
with nawface
Great day out! Not much snow for the first half then got the axes & crampons out from the Eastern traverse onwards. Stunning sunset from the top.
with nawface
Hidden 19 Jan, 2017 AltLd rpt
Hidden 18 Jan, 2017 -
Little AndyH 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd
joe.91 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S First route of the season, another Ben ridge! 4.5hrs, generally good conditions with small amounts of powder
First route of the season, another Ben ridge! 4.5hrs, generally good conditions with small amounts of powder
ollyroberts 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together for majority. A lot of unconsolidated powder.
Moved together for majority. A lot of unconsolidated powder.
Theeni 14 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S
with Will McEvoy, John McEvoy
with Will McEvoy, John McEvoy
DaveThexton 2 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Jenn_Stretton 2 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S
JWrighty ??, 2017 -
JWrighty ??, 2017 -
graemew ??, 2017 -
graemew ??, 2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
Hidden ??, 2017 -
Alasdair Fulton 29 Dec, 2016 AltLd rpt Mainly soloed, just got the rope out for the great tower and tower gap. 2hrs 20 CIC to Summit.
Mainly soloed, just got the rope out for the great tower and tower gap. 2hrs 20 CIC to Summit.
Neil Adams 29 Dec, 2016 - Wet summer conditions at the bottom. Only needed crampons + axe from Eastern Traverse onwards
Wet summer conditions at the bottom. Only needed crampons + axe from Eastern Traverse onwards
Rick Ashton 28 Dec, 2016 Lead
with Peter McCallum
with Peter McCallum
Andrew Holden 28 Dec, 2016 Lead
Tim Francis 19 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
Francescaparratt 16 Dec, 2016 -
Ellis Bird ?Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S
fifthsunset ?Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
dan-8990 25 Aug, 2016 Solo
pcurt 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd First pitch out of Douglas Gap was the hardest. Absolute joy of a route. 6 hours climbing, 10 hours car to car.
with Ryan
First pitch out of Douglas Gap was the hardest. Absolute joy of a route. 6 hours climbing, 10 hours car to car.
with Ryan
nigel pearson 24 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S amazing day, great conditions. took 6 hours thirty minutes.
with Robin
amazing day, great conditions. took 6 hours thirty minutes.
with Robin
Ken Christie 24 Apr, 2016 Lead
with Robin Bennie
with Robin Bennie
QuicNic 22 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt Fantastic day of warm sun and freezing shade. No wind. Too hot in places. Great conditions, so much easier than our attempt in Jan, although a little rock climbing involved in places (e.g. first pitch). Rope of 3, moved together for most of the ridge except first chimney/grove, eastern traverse and chimney/wall pitch and the gap pitch. 4 hours of climbing all in. Went for a walk along to CMD afterwards as such a glorious day.
Fantastic day of warm sun and freezing shade. No wind. Too hot in places. Great conditions, so much easier than our attempt in Jan, although a little rock climbing involved in places (e.g. first pitch). Rope of 3, moved together for most of the ridge except first chimney/grove, eastern traverse and chimney/wall pitch and the gap pitch. 4 hours of climbing all in. Went for a walk along to CMD afterwards as such a glorious day.
Dingchav 15 Apr, 2016 AltLd
with dtbrad
with dtbrad
dtbrad 15 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Started snowing once we reached the top of douglas gap and didnt stop until we reached the great tower. Good conditions lots of snow but rock protection was easy to find.
with Neil Hall, Dingchav
Started snowing once we reached the top of douglas gap and didnt stop until we reached the great tower. Good conditions lots of snow but rock protection was easy to find.
with Neil Hall, Dingchav
nicjbuk 14 Apr, 2016 AltLd Reasonable conditions, tricky in places due to soft snow. Plenty of cover though. 10 hours car to car climbing as a 2 + 3
with rossn, BILL BUTTERWORTH
Reasonable conditions, tricky in places due to soft snow. Plenty of cover though. 10 hours car to car climbing as a 2 + 3
with rossn, BILL BUTTERWORTH
Ross Davidson 12 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Great route. I think it was a bit thin as there were a few tech 4 sections
with 67hours
Great route. I think it was a bit thin as there were a few tech 4 sections
with 67hours
67hours 12 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S About 4.5 hours douglas gap to summit. Moved together except for 3 pitched sections
About 4.5 hours douglas gap to summit. Moved together except for 3 pitched sections
kbow265 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd mostly moved together
mostly moved together
CaelanB 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Beatiful conditions on the ridge, took us a little over 3 hours from the douglas gap!
Beatiful conditions on the ridge, took us a little over 3 hours from the douglas gap!
Hidden 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Paul Collins 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd
with Neil Byrne
with Neil Byrne
Chuck 9 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Joe Nunn 9 Apr, 2016 - climbed mostly moving together, except for initial gully and the gap
climbed mostly moving together, except for initial gully and the gap
stratandrew 8 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt Entry chimney bare, the rest snowy. Took variation ice chimney after the first arete. Great day out in mostly good vis and little wind.
with Dave Broadhead
Entry chimney bare, the rest snowy. Took variation ice chimney after the first arete. Great day out in mostly good vis and little wind.
with Dave Broadhead
Chrismith 5 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt 1st chimney bare, nice snow thereafter. Moved together mostly
with Graham, Shane
1st chimney bare, nice snow thereafter. Moved together mostly
with Graham, Shane
Nathan2013 5 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Pitched the chimney, the traverse and the gap, moved together on the rest. Little tricky route finding on some parts. Hard work breaking trail in soft snow near the top. Just over 6 hours. Brilliant day.
Pitched the chimney, the traverse and the gap, moved together on the rest. Little tricky route finding on some parts. Hard work breaking trail in soft snow near the top. Just over 6 hours. Brilliant day.
justaddpowder 5 Apr, 2016 AltLd No snow in chimney Low cloud and little wind not to banked out
with Nathan Robbins
No snow in chimney Low cloud and little wind not to banked out
with Nathan Robbins
guitarshane 5 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Graham Lorimer , Chrismith
with Graham Lorimer , Chrismith
Nathan Adam 2 Apr, 2016 Lead Whole ridge to ourselves, absolutely superb climb!
Whole ridge to ourselves, absolutely superb climb!
Brucemacrosson ?Apr, 2016 AltLd
Dino Dave 31 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Moved together for majority of the route. Led first 1/3 including chimney out of douglas gap.
Moved together for majority of the route. Led first 1/3 including chimney out of douglas gap.
Bristol_Quornstar 31 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Mix of alt. leads and moving together. I led the 'Eastern Traverse' and 'Tower Gap.' Such a fantastic route - so pleased to have done this classic.
Mix of alt. leads and moving together. I led the 'Eastern Traverse' and 'Tower Gap.' Such a fantastic route - so pleased to have done this classic.
Hidden 31 Mar, 2016 Lead
Hidden 31 Mar, 2016 -
bobpilgrem 31 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Nice conditions-great route. Mixture of pitching and moving together. 7 hours for route.
Nice conditions-great route. Mixture of pitching and moving together. 7 hours for route.
Hidden 31 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
dizzyg 30 Mar, 2016 2nd
elclarko 29 Mar, 2016 2nd
Hidden 29 Mar, 2016 -
HimTiggins 29 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt
with Amanda
with Amanda
Hidden 24 Mar, 2016 2nd
murray 23 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Josh
with Josh
Alfie Maun 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Joe Fisher
with Joe Fisher
Magzhan 20 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
with brooney
with brooney
Stephen Barrass 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with DHHZ
with DHHZ
Dave Payne 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd Very Alpine. Absolute joy.
with Andrew B
Very Alpine. Absolute joy.
with Andrew B
simrun 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Josh Abrahams
with Josh Abrahams
Hidden 20 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
DHHZ 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Stephen
with Stephen
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
andybroadway 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd Alpine day. Lots of sun. Lots of bare rock, but still needed crampons for ice sections.
Alpine day. Lots of sun. Lots of bare rock, but still needed crampons for ice sections.
Fiona Reid 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Brilliant weather, started clear but cloud rolled in by 9am leaving us in an inversion above the clouds. Alpine conditions on the route. Pitched initial chimney, 2 short pitches on little tower, 2 on great tower and the gap. Busy today but topped out at 12:15pm so headed down via CMD.
Brilliant weather, started clear but cloud rolled in by 9am leaving us in an inversion above the clouds. Alpine conditions on the route. Pitched initial chimney, 2 short pitches on little tower, 2 on great tower and the gap. Busy today but topped out at 12:15pm so headed down via CMD.
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd
DaveAtkinson 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Rod Strachan
with Rod Strachan
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 -
alexmcmillan 19 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S Beginning of an amazing day! Warm and sunny - lots of gloveless climbing. Douglas gap to top in just over an hour.
Beginning of an amazing day! Warm and sunny - lots of gloveless climbing. Douglas gap to top in just over an hour.
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 Lead
Sam2257 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S great conditions and alpine weather. a classic!
with Pete
great conditions and alpine weather. a classic!
with Pete
Charlie Zephyr Booth 17 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt did it after observatory ridge and before walking down ledge route, good day!
with tim millen
did it after observatory ridge and before walking down ledge route, good day!
with tim millen
Adam Long 16 Mar, 2016 Lead Top two thirds after opting out of melting ice climbs in Obv gully
with Richard Barson
Top two thirds after opting out of melting ice climbs in Obv gully
with Richard Barson
Andrew Holden 13 Mar, 2016 Lead
Hidden 9 Mar, 2016 Lead
Matt Reed 9 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S Adrian led.
with Dave Cundy, Ade Clifford
Adrian led.
with Dave Cundy, Ade Clifford
Hidden 7 Mar, 2016 2nd
Hidden 7 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt
illwill 6 Mar, 2016 Lead long day, conditions were pants. wouldn't change it for the world
long day, conditions were pants. wouldn't change it for the world
kempy7 5 Mar, 2016 -
Paul Figg 4 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt
with David Teasdale
with David Teasdale
RuthW 3 Mar, 2016 2nd Spectacular day
Spectacular day
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
davidbird63 ?Mar, 2016 Lead Big fall off unconsolidated snow. Good catch by Zep
with zep
Big fall off unconsolidated snow. Good catch by Zep
with zep
Andy England 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
Pero 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 28 Feb, 2016 -
Hidden 28 Feb, 2016 -
tedburt 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Moved together for most of route
with Aaron Burdett
Moved together for most of route
with Aaron Burdett
Madden 28 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Gabe Oliver
with Gabe Oliver
Richard Abel 27 Feb, 2016 Solo Left the north face car park at 3.10am and got to the top of Tower Ridge at 6.10 for the sunrise. Finished the morning off with a walk off via CMD arete. What a beautiful day!
Left the north face car park at 3.10am and got to the top of Tower Ridge at 6.10 for the sunrise. Finished the morning off with a walk off via CMD arete. What a beautiful day!
Hidden 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 27 Feb, 2016 Lead
Gabe Oliver 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Perfect day in the hills and what a route! Didn't get held up too much on any of the trickier bits despite how busy the day was. Moved together for virtually the whole thing. Descended on the CMD arête for a superb long day on the Ben!
Perfect day in the hills and what a route! Didn't get held up too much on any of the trickier bits despite how busy the day was. Moved together for virtually the whole thing. Descended on the CMD arête for a superb long day on the Ben!
K Mckay 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd Superb conditions made it an absolute breeze. My best day out winter climbing for sure!
Superb conditions made it an absolute breeze. My best day out winter climbing for sure!
Hidden 27 Feb, 2016 -
Mr Fuller 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Totally mega. Perfect conditions on the route top of my wishlist for as long as I can remember.
with K Mckay
Totally mega. Perfect conditions on the route top of my wishlist for as long as I can remember.
with K Mckay
Peter Goulding 26 Feb, 2016 -
stuart90 26 Feb, 2016 - Brilliant day out with clear conditions. Jock did the eastern traverse I did the tower gap. First team on route, over taken by guide before traverse
with James Boyle, Jock Read
Brilliant day out with clear conditions. Jock did the eastern traverse I did the tower gap. First team on route, over taken by guide before traverse
with James Boyle, Jock Read
Hidden 24 Feb, 2016 -
Tom.Priestley 24 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Awesome day out. Pitched the first crack, the traverse, the chimney and the gap. Moved together on everything else. 5 Hours.
Awesome day out. Pitched the first crack, the traverse, the chimney and the gap. Moved together on everything else. 5 Hours.
Scott Quinn 24 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S awesome! moved together most of it done in 5 hours
awesome! moved together most of it done in 5 hours
Hidden 23 Feb, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 23 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
Davesmith1981 22 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Owen Pearce, Tim Oates
with Owen Pearce, Tim Oates
mes32 17 Feb, 2016 AltLd Fantastic climb! Very very long day. Difficult conditions with a lot of unconsolidated powder, making the traverses in particular very scary. Did the Gap in the dark, long walk back via the halfway lochan due to avalanche conditions.
Fantastic climb! Very very long day. Difficult conditions with a lot of unconsolidated powder, making the traverses in particular very scary. Did the Gap in the dark, long walk back via the halfway lochan due to avalanche conditions.
Hidden 17 Feb, 2016 AltLd rpt
ClimberNic 14 Feb, 2016 -
with Ollie
with Ollie
Pete_Frost 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S I really enjoyed this classic route and I think it is worth every one of its three stars. It felt harder than other grade IIIs that I've done, but that might have been due to a lack of neve on the day. The ice pitch on the little tower was a delight - pity I left our one screw with Liz on the belay, but the ice was so good that climbing without protection felt secure. We took about 7 hours bottom to top, with at least a half hour wait at the Douglas gap whilst two teams climbed the chimney ahead of us. We managed to overtake one team and we simul-climbed all but five pitches: the chimney above the Douglas gap, the little tower icefall, and three short pitches: * from the end of the Eastern Traverse to the Tower gap, *Tower gap itself, and *one pitch beyond that (Top tip, don't pull the rope tight when your second is traversing - Sorry Liz!). If you've only climbed grade III, 3 before then I suggest you do some long grade IIIs and a few short tech 4s in preparation so you've got something in reserve in case conditions aren't perfect when you climb. I'd also strongly suggest you learn how to move together safely and efficiently on easy ground before you tackle Tower Ridge, or you may not enjoy one of the best climbs in the UK, and one of the best alpine routes outside the Alps.
with Liz Fowler
I really enjoyed this classic route and I think it is worth every one of its three stars. It felt harder than other grade IIIs that I've done, but that might have been due to a lack of neve on the day. The ice pitch on the little tower was a delight - pity I left our one screw with Liz on the belay, but the ice was so good that climbing without protection felt secure. We took about 7 hours bottom to top, with at least a half hour wait at the Douglas gap whilst two teams climbed the chimney ahead of us. We managed to overtake one team and we simul-climbed all but five pitches: the chimney above the Douglas gap, the little tower icefall, and three short pitches: * from the end of the Eastern Traverse to the Tower gap, *Tower gap itself, and *one pitch beyond that (Top tip, don't pull the rope tight when your second is traversing - Sorry Liz!). If you've only climbed grade III, 3 before then I suggest you do some long grade IIIs and a few short tech 4s in preparation so you've got something in reserve in case conditions aren't perfect when you climb. I'd also strongly suggest you learn how to move together safely and efficiently on easy ground before you tackle Tower Ridge, or you may not enjoy one of the best climbs in the UK, and one of the best alpine routes outside the Alps.
with Liz Fowler
Dizz 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Rather a good first winter route of the season! Mainly simul climbed swinging leads, I was lucky enough to get the Eastern Traverse and Gap pitches - although possibly less scary on lead! Pete led Little Tower direct. Hard to find gear as rock is buried and iced, and not much good neve making the climbing harder, although enough. Serious but super fun. Got back down off the hill to the heather in daylight just, but still a long walk back down to car park! Think we were on it 7 hours - long enough! Walked in just after first light so prob 11 hours car to car with about an hour food and gear faff at CIC, and tricky navigation off the top down the shoulder - I didn't keep strictly enough to my bearing in the clag and got too far north, plus had to avoid nasty looking snow slopes. Memorable.
Rather a good first winter route of the season! Mainly simul climbed swinging leads, I was lucky enough to get the Eastern Traverse and Gap pitches - although possibly less scary on lead! Pete led Little Tower direct. Hard to find gear as rock is buried and iced, and not much good neve making the climbing harder, although enough. Serious but super fun. Got back down off the hill to the heather in daylight just, but still a long walk back down to car park! Think we were on it 7 hours - long enough! Walked in just after first light so prob 11 hours car to car with about an hour food and gear faff at CIC, and tricky navigation off the top down the shoulder - I didn't keep strictly enough to my bearing in the clag and got too far north, plus had to avoid nasty looking snow slopes. Memorable.
oliverk 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd rpt A long day this time, just got over the gap in the last of the daylight. Conditions pretty good with some usable neve+ice in places
with Nicola
A long day this time, just got over the gap in the last of the daylight. Conditions pretty good with some usable neve+ice in places
with Nicola
andrzej kierzek 12 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Gained the ridge by slopes behind Douglas Boulder. Moved Together to Little Tower. Pitched Little Tower, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Eastern Traverse easy, but intimidating - walking on exposed snow ledge with very little belay. Nice technical move on top of Great Tower. Used in situ tat (A-zero) to down climb to Tower Gap. Climbing off tower gap was a technical crux. Left hand side detour looked uncertain under snow, we climbed straight up. I lead whole route but Eastern Traverse was equally serious for the second.We were alone on the route. 5.5 h since roping up at the crest of the ridge at 9 am. Left North Face car park at 5.45 am, back at 6.30 pm thanks to my poor navigation.
with Kj
Gained the ridge by slopes behind Douglas Boulder. Moved Together to Little Tower. Pitched Little Tower, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Eastern Traverse easy, but intimidating - walking on exposed snow ledge with very little belay. Nice technical move on top of Great Tower. Used in situ tat (A-zero) to down climb to Tower Gap. Climbing off tower gap was a technical crux. Left hand side detour looked uncertain under snow, we climbed straight up. I lead whole route but Eastern Traverse was equally serious for the second.We were alone on the route. 5.5 h since roping up at the crest of the ridge at 9 am. Left North Face car park at 5.45 am, back at 6.30 pm thanks to my poor navigation.
with Kj
pipmccarthy 11 Feb, 2016 AltLd Completed in 11 hours. Gap done in dark.
with Shaun Hible
Completed in 11 hours. Gap done in dark.
with Shaun Hible
andycash 11 Feb, 2016 AltLd dnf
with LucaC
with LucaC
LucaC 11 Feb, 2016 AltLd dnf Backed off at the little tower. Terrible powdery snow conditions made for hard work and little fun.
Backed off at the little tower. Terrible powdery snow conditions made for hard work and little fun.
mikewilson789 10 Feb, 2016 2nd
with Andy Woolston
with Andy Woolston
Hidden 9 Feb, 2016 AltLd
BPaske 9 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Darrell Read 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with 31770
with 31770
Niall13 6 Feb, 2016 2nd Moved together on a short rope, pitched the gap
Moved together on a short rope, pitched the gap
harry_lewis 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Great route, after getting out of the Douglas gap we moved together until the eastern traverse and then pitched sections after that. Epic feeling as the wind got stronger the higher we went, culminating in a fairly traumatic crossing of the tower gap
Great route, after getting out of the Douglas gap we moved together until the eastern traverse and then pitched sections after that. Epic feeling as the wind got stronger the higher we went, culminating in a fairly traumatic crossing of the tower gap
SkylarLobdell 6 Feb, 2016 Lead
with Niall13
with Niall13
pete1993 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S epic route, pitched first gulley and from eastern traverse to after tower gap, moved together for vast majority of it in howling winds and driving snow, bit of route finding issues below the great tower, the climbing up onto the great tower was fairly tough in the conditions, tower gap was mildly terrifying feeling like you are about to be blown out of it, but overall a fantastic route that somehow avoided becoming an epic, just a long day!
epic route, pitched first gulley and from eastern traverse to after tower gap, moved together for vast majority of it in howling winds and driving snow, bit of route finding issues below the great tower, the climbing up onto the great tower was fairly tough in the conditions, tower gap was mildly terrifying feeling like you are about to be blown out of it, but overall a fantastic route that somehow avoided becoming an epic, just a long day!
Hidden 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 5 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Powder, wind, cloud, spicy traverse and gap. Certainly harder than tech 3, but somehow didn't get benighted. Mega day out!
Powder, wind, cloud, spicy traverse and gap. Certainly harder than tech 3, but somehow didn't get benighted. Mega day out!
Petarghh 3 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Ssebo Banange ?Feb, 2016 Lead
Neil Adams 27 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Very pleasant day out
with Juha
Very pleasant day out
with Juha
Mark Stevenson 27 Jan, 2016 AltLd rpt
Mark Stevenson 24 Jan, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Stu Lade
with Stu Lade
flo1 16 Jan, 2016 - We left at 6 am at the North Face Car Park and topped out at 3 pm, back at the car park at 6 pm. The ascent of East Gully was cumbersome but not too strenuous - much nastier was the fierce windchill. The gully out of Douglas Gap was tricky (no ice), so was the ascent of the Great Tower from the Eastern Traverse. Everything else was okay - just terribly cold.
We left at 6 am at the North Face Car Park and topped out at 3 pm, back at the car park at 6 pm. The ascent of East Gully was cumbersome but not too strenuous - much nastier was the fierce windchill. The gully out of Douglas Gap was tricky (no ice), so was the ascent of the Great Tower from the Eastern Traverse. Everything else was okay - just terribly cold.
Wesley Orvis 16 Jan, 2016 2nd
Hidden 16 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
pearson9596 15 Jan, 2016 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 15 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S A day that will long in the memory, as a free all it was a long day.there was an awful amount of powder covering everything. It started with an arduous wade to the Douglas gap before a rude reminder. Got on top of the great tower as it got dark, and then after some steeling of myself, descended into tower gap. Afterwards we figured we should summit the Ben itself. Got back to the car on Saturday.
A day that will long in the memory, as a free all it was a long day.there was an awful amount of powder covering everything. It started with an arduous wade to the Douglas gap before a rude reminder. Got on top of the great tower as it got dark, and then after some steeling of myself, descended into tower gap. Afterwards we figured we should summit the Ben itself. Got back to the car on Saturday.
QuicNic 15 Jan, 2016 AltLd dnf Despite starting really early from just below CIC (6:20am, camping) and moving together on the easy stuff we ran out of time. An epic struggle up East Gully in deep powder did not help. A lot of powder on the ridge and little useable snow/ice as far as the little tower where we decided to turn round at 10:45am. We started first pitch at 8:30am........slow. I believe we met "onlyfoddington" and "Michael" on our way down, about an hour behind us, they continued up to the top.
Despite starting really early from just below CIC (6:20am, camping) and moving together on the easy stuff we ran out of time. An epic struggle up East Gully in deep powder did not help. A lot of powder on the ridge and little useable snow/ice as far as the little tower where we decided to turn round at 10:45am. We started first pitch at 8:30am........slow. I believe we met "onlyfoddington" and "Michael" on our way down, about an hour behind us, they continued up to the top.
joeflan 13 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
davkeo 13 Jan, 2016 Solo rpt Amazing day. Blue skies, no wind. Route well banked out with little useable snow ice. First on so lots of clearing of ledges and cracks. Ice pitch was climbable but not super fat yet. Finished out CMD Arête.
Amazing day. Blue skies, no wind. Route well banked out with little useable snow ice. First on so lots of clearing of ledges and cracks. Ice pitch was climbable but not super fat yet. Finished out CMD Arête.
kermit_uk 11 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S Finally! Wanted to do this for so long. Moved together for a lot of the ridge visibility was poor but great day, topped out just before sunset. Not that there was any sun. With loose powdery snow everywhere no neve and no ice some sections felt a bit tricky.
with Steve Woolass
Finally! Wanted to do this for so long. Moved together for a lot of the ridge visibility was poor but great day, topped out just before sunset. Not that there was any sun. With loose powdery snow everywhere no neve and no ice some sections felt a bit tricky.
with Steve Woolass
Just Will 9 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
with Joe Young
with Joe Young
Hidden 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
Mike Hewitt 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd Decent nick, but snow being a little thin and soft made some pitches harder, especially the first pitch out the gully. Topped out in a storm. 8 hours, inc. ~1h waiting for teams ahead. First IV.
Decent nick, but snow being a little thin and soft made some pitches harder, especially the first pitch out the gully. Topped out in a storm. 8 hours, inc. ~1h waiting for teams ahead. First IV.
Martin McKenna - UKC 5 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Moved together.
Moved together.
Jon de Leyser 5 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S Pretty good fun like! but think I prefer my miserable winter chimney type routes.. Went right at little tower and found steep ground.. Made it IV 4 in conditions.
with Alasdair Anderson
Pretty good fun like! but think I prefer my miserable winter chimney type routes.. Went right at little tower and found steep ground.. Made it IV 4 in conditions.
with Alasdair Anderson
Hugh Simons 5 Jan, 2016 AltLd rpt Got up to the ridge via Chimney Groove then moved together for the whole ridge. Some definite tech 4 sections going west around the little tower and up on to the great tower in today's conditions - not nearly as much snow build up as last time I did it in march. Still one of my favourite routes ever, just so good!
Got up to the ridge via Chimney Groove then moved together for the whole ridge. Some definite tech 4 sections going west around the little tower and up on to the great tower in today's conditions - not nearly as much snow build up as last time I did it in march. Still one of my favourite routes ever, just so good!
robpartridge 2 Jan, 2016 Lead
chris2451 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd
with DJayB
with DJayB
DJayB 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
HimTiggins ??, 2016 -
cwsh4 ??, 2016 AltLd
kes1 13 Dec, 2015 -
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 13 Dec, 2015 -
with kes1
with kes1
Rob N 6 Dec, 2015 AltLd rpt Our plan B route for the day, very windy and terrible snow. Up in just under 2 hours, still a lot of fun despite the weather!
with SeánM
Our plan B route for the day, very windy and terrible snow. Up in just under 2 hours, still a lot of fun despite the weather!
with SeánM
SeánM 6 Dec, 2015 AltLd
with Rob N
with Rob N
Joewearne 29 May, 2015 2nd O/S Full winter conditions in May!
Full winter conditions in May!
Hidden 2 May, 2015 Lead
Hidden 2 May, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 21 Apr, 2015 Lead
nicjbuk 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
Mihkel 19 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt MT throughout with me in front. Another bluebird day. Ridge in quite easy 'Spring nick'. 3.5 hrs up and we took it fairly casually. Second time in 2 days on summit of the Ben and in the best weather I've ever encountered in the Highlands - just awesome.
with Will Taylor
MT throughout with me in front. Another bluebird day. Ridge in quite easy 'Spring nick'. 3.5 hrs up and we took it fairly casually. Second time in 2 days on summit of the Ben and in the best weather I've ever encountered in the Highlands - just awesome.
with Will Taylor
Hidden 19 Apr, 2015 2nd
Rob84 19 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Stunning weather and 'alpine' conditions - can't claim a proper winter ascent with dry rock interspersed with snow and ice sections, but a cracking day out nonetheless.
with mel_1
Stunning weather and 'alpine' conditions - can't claim a proper winter ascent with dry rock interspersed with snow and ice sections, but a cracking day out nonetheless.
with mel_1
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 Lead
jonnyboy 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with JR
with JR
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
dan-8990 8 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with JC
with JC
tallpaulselfridge 8 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
John Dale 8 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 Lead
MonkeyDawson 7 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Spring conditions. Lots of falling ice elsewhere.
with Shona
Spring conditions. Lots of falling ice elsewhere.
with Shona
Calum3610 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd Lead intial climb out of the gully, Eastern Traverse and The Gap. Moved together on short rope for the rest.
Lead intial climb out of the gully, Eastern Traverse and The Gap. Moved together on short rope for the rest.
Little AndyH 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd
WhipperSnapper 2 Apr, 2015 Solo dnf Retreated back down the ridge from the Great Tower.
Retreated back down the ridge from the Great Tower.
morpcat 2 Apr, 2015 AltLd From Little Tower onwards after topping out Italian Right-Hand. Mostly moving together. Two parties had done it since previous snow fall so track was there this time (though they seemed to opt for a difficult route!)
From Little Tower onwards after topping out Italian Right-Hand. Mostly moving together. Two parties had done it since previous snow fall so track was there this time (though they seemed to opt for a difficult route!)
wilkinscl 2 Apr, 2015 AltLd Drier conditions made it quite different from the last time.
with morpcat
Drier conditions made it quite different from the last time.
with morpcat
Ollieaxon ?Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S First Scottish winter route.
with Dave
First Scottish winter route.
with Dave
Steven Carter 24 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
gazzagabb 24 Mar, 2015 Lead A fresh covering of snow made it harder to move quickly and find gear, but good neve underneath. Climbed as 2 pairs with Steven Carter and James and Henry Smith. Some absorbing pitches - never harder than III but no time to faff around! No other parties on the ridge and some atmospheric weather conditions led to a memorable day. 12 hours from N Face carpark and back.
A fresh covering of snow made it harder to move quickly and find gear, but good neve underneath. Climbed as 2 pairs with Steven Carter and James and Henry Smith. Some absorbing pitches - never harder than III but no time to faff around! No other parties on the ridge and some atmospheric weather conditions led to a memorable day. 12 hours from N Face carpark and back.
jogle03 24 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 2015 Lead
Murilo Lessa 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Nicely easy. Beautiful date. Blue sky. Climbed in shirts... crazy..
with Alex Desborough
Nicely easy. Beautiful date. Blue sky. Climbed in shirts... crazy..
with Alex Desborough
sann1458 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Brightwell
with Brightwell
Robertgiddy 21 Mar, 2015 Lead Fantastic
Fantastic
A Reid 21 Mar, 2015 Lead
with Anna
with Anna
Hidden 20 Mar, 2015 Lead dnf
Rob84 20 Mar, 2015 AltLd dnf Not in winter condition today - raining on the summit and the route was essentially a wet scramble with a bit of snow here and there, so we down climbed from the Little Tower and saved it for a proper winter day.
Not in winter condition today - raining on the summit and the route was essentially a wet scramble with a bit of snow here and there, so we down climbed from the Little Tower and saved it for a proper winter day.
Hidden 18 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
andymcronald 18 Mar, 2015 - Good conditions.
Good conditions.
alex_140 18 Mar, 2015 2nd Spectacular day. Icy without significant powder made certain sections trickier.
Spectacular day. Icy without significant powder made certain sections trickier.
Hidden 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
Paul Figg 15 Mar, 2015 - Finished up Tower Ridge from Italian Climb Right Hand.
with Andy Brown
Finished up Tower Ridge from Italian Climb Right Hand.
with Andy Brown
Liam Ingram 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Mar, 2015 -
catrin289 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Awesome day!
Awesome day!
Euan Todd 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S What a day! Perfect weather and perfect conditions. 3 SUMC parties on the route, all made it to the top and hung around on the summit for ages. Descended CMD.
What a day! Perfect weather and perfect conditions. 3 SUMC parties on the route, all made it to the top and hung around on the summit for ages. Descended CMD.
nclarey 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Paul led the pitches exiting Douglas Gap, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. I led the final easy summit pitch. Otherwise followed Paul alpine-style.
Paul led the pitches exiting Douglas Gap, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. I led the final easy summit pitch. Otherwise followed Paul alpine-style.
Sam Parker 14 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
calumhicks 14 Mar, 2015 -
with Adam Harris
with Adam Harris
Hidden 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
arose 14 Mar, 2015 Lead Lovely day.
with Clients
Lovely day.
with Clients
Hugh Simons 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Very special day. Perfect conditions and lovely weather.
Very special day. Perfect conditions and lovely weather.
Hidden 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Will Jerram 10 Mar, 2015 2nd β A Great Mountaineering Day in Winter.
with Mike Pescod
A Great Mountaineering Day in Winter.
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 10 Mar, 2015 -
PanzerHanzler 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd dnf Backed off as climb was taking too long - lots of powdered snow + heavily verglassed rock led to pitching most of it out. A long day morphed into a really, really long day.
with Simon H
Backed off as climb was taking too long - lots of powdered snow + heavily verglassed rock led to pitching most of it out. A long day morphed into a really, really long day.
with Simon H
Andrew Holden 8 Mar, 2015 Lead
Hidden 8 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
mark-abz 4 Mar, 2015 2nd
with Michael B, Matt S
with Michael B, Matt S
Spongebob ?Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Feb, 2015 -
flat eric 27 Feb, 2015 AltLd dnf
with Jacob K
with Jacob K
eaf4 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd As continuation of italian route.
with Brian Shackleton
As continuation of italian route.
with Brian Shackleton
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
lcullum7 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with sink14
with sink14
2010_graham 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd
Finn Curry 14 Feb, 2015 2nd From just below the Eastern Traverse, after climbing Italian Right Hand.
with Paul Warnock
From just below the Eastern Traverse, after climbing Italian Right Hand.
with Paul Warnock
JenRoberts 11 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
with Kate, Ollie
with Kate, Ollie
Hidden 10 Feb, 2015 -
Hidden 10 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
j.buckley87 7 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S great conditions throughout,
great conditions throughout,
cacheson 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Fantastic weather, great day out. Short roped as much of it as we could, but had to pitch most of it from the eastern traverse. Tom dropped his belay plate at Tower Gap, and we definitely weren't going back to get it!
Fantastic weather, great day out. Short roped as much of it as we could, but had to pitch most of it from the eastern traverse. Tom dropped his belay plate at Tower Gap, and we definitely weren't going back to get it!
HarryNewmark 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Jake Dowell
with Jake Dowell
Hidden 7 Feb, 2015 -
arose 2 Feb, 2015 Lead Stunning day. Lots of great neve.
with Clients
Stunning day. Lots of great neve.
with Clients
Liam Watson ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
Grassrob ?Feb, 2015 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2015 Lead dnf
Mark Stevenson 30 Jan, 2015 Solo rpt
phil64 27 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S Descended after ascent of the Great Chimney
with dan Butler
Descended after ascent of the Great Chimney
with dan Butler
Hidden 24 Jan, 2015 AltLd rpt
davkeo 18 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
dtbrad 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd dnf Day started out good, weather got worse throughout the day, blizzard and very strong winds
Day started out good, weather got worse throughout the day, blizzard and very strong winds
Dingchav 17 Jan, 2015 Solo dnf Quality conditions till about 5,then the weather came in. Close to the first tower,we couldn't move,long story short,rescued at 7 in the morning by helicopter
with dtbrad
Quality conditions till about 5,then the weather came in. Close to the first tower,we couldn't move,long story short,rescued at 7 in the morning by helicopter
with dtbrad
Tom Cox 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd
carl_123 17 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
kivell 4 Jan, 2015 Lead
with will king, steve kivell
with will king, steve kivell
Hidden ??, 2015 -
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
alasdair19 ??, 2015 - with Carl quite powdery low down with little build up in general. good neve from start of eastern traverse. nice to have it to ourselves.
with Carl quite powdery low down with little build up in general. good neve from start of eastern traverse. nice to have it to ourselves.
Malcolm Bass ??, 2015 -
Dantopsout ??, 2015 -
Dantopsout ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Sebcosta 30 Dec, 2014 AltLd
with iain howie, MightyStew
with iain howie, MightyStew
HaddRoots 29 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S Amazing route, were benighted and reached the plateau 4am!
with sebastian costa
Amazing route, were benighted and reached the plateau 4am!
with sebastian costa
MightyStew 29 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S Benighted, topped out at 4am :)
Benighted, topped out at 4am :)
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
Willythegreat 28 Dec, 2014 - Powdery and hard as conditions weren't the best
Powdery and hard as conditions weren't the best
MonkeyDawson 25 Dec, 2014 Solo 5 hours door to door.
5 hours door to door.
robertmichaellovell 25 Dec, 2014 Lead
with Bex
with Bex
Hidden 30 Nov, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Nov, 2014 AltLd O/S
ianjdodd 3 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
kev 25 Jul, 2014 Solo
Hidden ?May, 2014 AltLd rpt
Colin Dyer 26 Apr, 2014 AltLd
nicjbuk 25 Apr, 2014 AltLd lots of snow gone since last week, almost in summer condition apart from last pitch.
with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
lots of snow gone since last week, almost in summer condition apart from last pitch.
with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
elliptic 20 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Stewart
with Stewart
Hidden 20 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 19 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Ed, Russ
with Ed, Russ
nicjbuk 18 Apr, 2014 AltLd
with ross nicol esq
with ross nicol esq
tim exley 15 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with freddie waters
with freddie waters
Hidden 2 Apr, 2014 -
clams ?Apr, 2014 AltLd full on winter conds with a lot of old snow and ice and fresh snow on top. 8 hours topped out in a blizzard, wet and cold
with Toby
full on winter conds with a lot of old snow and ice and fresh snow on top. 8 hours topped out in a blizzard, wet and cold
with Toby
TomatoPro ?Apr, 2014 2nd Awesome spontaneous trip to Scotland.
Awesome spontaneous trip to Scotland.
bantamdave 31 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Amazing! 13 hours cic hut to cic hut !
with steven
Amazing! 13 hours cic hut to cic hut !
with steven
Hidden 31 Mar, 2014 AltLd β
Gazlynn 31 Mar, 2014 -
joesmith 31 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S With Lancs CC. Pitch out of Douglas Gap dry, and lots of slushy snow all the way
With Lancs CC. Pitch out of Douglas Gap dry, and lots of slushy snow all the way
steven 31 Mar, 2014 AltLd
tallpaulselfridge 30 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S Done after Vanishing Gully
Done after Vanishing Gully
Alpenglow 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Great route, fantastic views. Snow was a bit slushy therefore some bits were difficult. First grade IV in almost alpine conditions! Lead 5/6 pitches that we pitched.
with V11
Great route, fantastic views. Snow was a bit slushy therefore some bits were difficult. First grade IV in almost alpine conditions! Lead 5/6 pitches that we pitched.
with V11
V11 30 Mar, 2014 -
Dougbart 30 Mar, 2014 Lead with Vanishing gully, grate day!
with paul selfrige
with Vanishing gully, grate day!
with paul selfrige
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
David86 29 Mar, 2014 2nd alpine style bar traverse and gap
with James91
alpine style bar traverse and gap
with James91
Tim Bateman 29 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with Jamie
with Jamie
tc7118 29 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 28 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S Pitched 4 pitches mainly towards the end, moved together for the rest. First winter climb!
with Bryan Clary
Pitched 4 pitches mainly towards the end, moved together for the rest. First winter climb!
with Bryan Clary
Hidden 26 Mar, 2014 Lead
Harry Holmes 26 Mar, 2014 Solo rpt
Piers Harley 26 Mar, 2014 - incorporated 1934 Route as an alternative start. moved together for much of the route.
with Carl
incorporated 1934 Route as an alternative start. moved together for much of the route.
with Carl
Andy27 26 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead some sections, Simon leading trickier parts.
Lead some sections, Simon leading trickier parts.
Rob N 24 Mar, 2014 -
stratandrew 24 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Clear bright day. Horrendos wind and spindrift. Tottering snow crests. Tough. Led first chimney, E trav & Twr Gap and other pitches. some moving together.
with Jim Symon
Clear bright day. Horrendos wind and spindrift. Tottering snow crests. Tough. Led first chimney, E trav & Twr Gap and other pitches. some moving together.
with Jim Symon
colenn 24 Mar, 2014 -
Stuart Hurworth 24 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S Amazing sunny day - everywhere else! On tower ridge we were intermittently blasted with spindrift from very gusty winds. The route is excellent, some tricky short moves and a variety of challenges but never desperate. The biggest challenge was the queuing before each of the tricky bits. Started at 7.30am, got to plateau at 8pm. 3 hours spent waiting! Got in a tangle as we belayed on the top of the block in the gap and everyone climbed past - ropes were caught and I couldn't climb out the other side as was being dragged down. Think we should have started from CIC at 6am.
with Manchester Climbing Club
Amazing sunny day - everywhere else! On tower ridge we were intermittently blasted with spindrift from very gusty winds. The route is excellent, some tricky short moves and a variety of challenges but never desperate. The biggest challenge was the queuing before each of the tricky bits. Started at 7.30am, got to plateau at 8pm. 3 hours spent waiting! Got in a tangle as we belayed on the top of the block in the gap and everyone climbed past - ropes were caught and I couldn't climb out the other side as was being dragged down. Think we should have started from CIC at 6am.
with Manchester Climbing Club
mattking_109 24 Mar, 2014 AltLd Clear but very windy. Slow party at tower gap and getting dark so climbed into gap then exited by a variation to the left. Made a change as had previously done the normal exit when doing Glovers chimney. Descent via glissading down red burn - tons of avalnache debris present. Managed to grab a lift down from upper car park to NF car park. Great day.
with Simon D
Clear but very windy. Slow party at tower gap and getting dark so climbed into gap then exited by a variation to the left. Made a change as had previously done the normal exit when doing Glovers chimney. Descent via glissading down red burn - tons of avalnache debris present. Managed to grab a lift down from upper car park to NF car park. Great day.
with Simon D
liamo333 24 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Started up SW ridge of douglas boulder. 4 hrs from CIC to the top.
with colenn, Rob Noone
Started up SW ridge of douglas boulder. 4 hrs from CIC to the top.
with colenn, Rob Noone
spearing05 23 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Fantastic route. Had three lengthy waits but was almost worth it for not having to route find or dig out gear and biggest buzz ever topping out in the dark. Sat belaying with head torch off looking at the stars - still buzzing now in work.
Fantastic route. Had three lengthy waits but was almost worth it for not having to route find or dig out gear and biggest buzz ever topping out in the dark. Sat belaying with head torch off looking at the stars - still buzzing now in work.
Hidden 23 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
Robin Clothier 23 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 23 Mar, 2014 AltLd Moved together for most of it with Brian. Robin soloed most of it.
Moved together for most of it with Brian. Robin soloed most of it.
Graeme Barr 23 Mar, 2014 Lead Moved together most of the way. Swimming through powder to start then good ice and neve higher up. Felt like the alps with the stunning virgin snow ridges!
Moved together most of the way. Swimming through powder to start then good ice and neve higher up. Felt like the alps with the stunning virgin snow ridges!
Andy Hewison 23 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Busy day with some queuing at the belays. Moved together most of the way. Lots of powder to start, some ice on route and good neve high up after tower gap. Interesting moves straddling the arête down to tower gap. Amazing day in alpine conditions.
with Paul
Busy day with some queuing at the belays. Moved together most of the way. Lots of powder to start, some ice on route and good neve high up after tower gap. Interesting moves straddling the arête down to tower gap. Amazing day in alpine conditions.
with Paul
malteserEd 23 Mar, 2014 2nd
Hidden 23 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
lcullum7 21 Mar, 2014 Lead dnf
Will Jerram 21 Mar, 2014 2nd
LogieNick 18 Mar, 2014 2nd Second day of week's guided climbing on the Ben staying at CIC hut. Thaw and cornice collapse danger meant the second classic ridge of the week. Low cloud, poor vis so views limited. Gained ridge via Eastern Gully to Douglas Gap. Heavily banked-out over large sections and particularly Eastern Traverse where fallen-block chimney completely covered. Lunch at summit shelter the descent in high wind via abseil posts into Coire Leis. Moved together over all but major difficulties. Grand outing - shame about the views!
with Glenmore Lodge Ice & Mixed Climbing Ben Nevis
Second day of week's guided climbing on the Ben staying at CIC hut. Thaw and cornice collapse danger meant the second classic ridge of the week. Low cloud, poor vis so views limited. Gained ridge via Eastern Gully to Douglas Gap. Heavily banked-out over large sections and particularly Eastern Traverse where fallen-block chimney completely covered. Lunch at summit shelter the descent in high wind via abseil posts into Coire Leis. Moved together over all but major difficulties. Grand outing - shame about the views!
with Glenmore Lodge Ice & Mixed Climbing Ben Nevis
nodwas 16 Mar, 2014 Lead
with suds_01
with suds_01
suds_01 16 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with nodwas, Katie smith
with nodwas, Katie smith
JackM92 15 Mar, 2014 AltLd Howling gales and rain, but ice screws surprisingly useful. Tower Gap interesting in the wind.
Howling gales and rain, but ice screws surprisingly useful. Tower Gap interesting in the wind.
darcan 15 Mar, 2014 AltLd very wet day
with JackM92
very wet day
with JackM92
Hidden 15 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Uisdean hawthorn 12 Mar, 2014 Solo
planetmarshall 12 Mar, 2014 AltLd (Deliberate) night time ascent, with Martin and Luke. Started about 1am, on the summit by 8am. Incredible dawn on the ridge.
with Tim Taylor
(Deliberate) night time ascent, with Martin and Luke. Started about 1am, on the summit by 8am. Incredible dawn on the ridge.
with Tim Taylor
Hidden 12 Mar, 2014 2nd
Lawrie Brand 12 Mar, 2014 Lead rpt
with Sarah Laing
with Sarah Laing
Martin McKenna - UKC 12 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Night accent, and what a night/morning! Flat calm, blue skies and amazing light as the sun was rising. Great day out!
Night accent, and what a night/morning! Flat calm, blue skies and amazing light as the sun was rising. Great day out!
Hidden 12 Mar, 2014 -
Stefan_Morris 11 Mar, 2014 Lead rpt
with hfisher
with hfisher
Hidden 11 Mar, 2014 Lead
lukas richardo 10 Mar, 2014 Solo O/S first proper winter endeavour. a misty warm day. 4 hours max bottom to top with some waiting and taking care not to rush so presumably very good conditions.
first proper winter endeavour. a misty warm day. 4 hours max bottom to top with some waiting and taking care not to rush so presumably very good conditions.
jgordon75 9 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Great day after umming and erring in the CIC as was raining there. Conditions fine. Heard alot of stuff coming down around us and lots of avalanche debris around. Descended Corrie Leis.
with Sam Raphael, Aaron Brown
Great day after umming and erring in the CIC as was raining there. Conditions fine. Heard alot of stuff coming down around us and lots of avalanche debris around. Descended Corrie Leis.
with Sam Raphael, Aaron Brown
Piers Rankin 8 Mar, 2014 Solo with Ken A guiding and Kris
with Ken A guiding and Kris
mzchambers 3 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Will R
with Will R
maria85 3 Mar, 2014 - Moved together for all of it with a few belays on steeper sections. Great day out!
with Tom P, Jules
Moved together for all of it with a few belays on steeper sections. Great day out!
with Tom P, Jules
robertmichaellovell 3 Mar, 2014 AltLd Fantastic! Virgin snow crest all the way, conditions were excellent
with Susan
Fantastic! Virgin snow crest all the way, conditions were excellent
with Susan
Roch 1 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S from the north face car park. Started climb at 0800 and route completed by 1530. Route was heavily loaded with snow making the eastern traverse steep but able to climb the little tower and gap direct. Walk off via half way lochan. Low winds but white out conditions for most of the day.
with Gordon Henderson
from the north face car park. Started climb at 0800 and route completed by 1530. Route was heavily loaded with snow making the eastern traverse steep but able to climb the little tower and gap direct. Walk off via half way lochan. Low winds but white out conditions for most of the day.
with Gordon Henderson
gordon henderson 1 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with Paul Rochford
with Paul Rochford
Chrismith 1 Mar, 2014 AltLd Sensational. Moved together for most of it, loads of snow - topped out in a whiteout.
with Seb
Sensational. Moved together for most of it, loads of snow - topped out in a whiteout.
with Seb
nich0las 1 Mar, 2014 AltLd
with Fabien
with Fabien
Andrew Holden 1 Mar, 2014 Lead
Si ?Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
hfisher ?Mar, 2014 -
davidbird63 28 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S An ambition for a whiole. On the day I think the only party on the route. More satisfying to have broken trail and found the route. The spindrift and wind and lack of consolodated snow made the Ridge the best option. Jumped Tower Gap because the climbdown was covered and looked horrible. Very hard to put protection in all up the route. We simply moved together and found almost no natural protection due to the covering of snow. A great and satisfying day.
An ambition for a whiole. On the day I think the only party on the route. More satisfying to have broken trail and found the route. The spindrift and wind and lack of consolodated snow made the Ridge the best option. Jumped Tower Gap because the climbdown was covered and looked horrible. Very hard to put protection in all up the route. We simply moved together and found almost no natural protection due to the covering of snow. A great and satisfying day.
ten4dave 28 Feb, 2014 Solo β
Hidden 27 Feb, 2014 2nd
Hidden 25 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 24 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Plenty of snow but solid under foot. Epic route, finished off with blizzard conditions on the summit.
with Jen Max
Plenty of snow but solid under foot. Epic route, finished off with blizzard conditions on the summit.
with Jen Max
morpcat 24 Feb, 2014 2nd Moved together as a rope of three lunatics for most of the day, Mr. W handily dispensing the trickier bits from the security of some amusing belays.
with Ned, wilkinscl
Moved together as a rope of three lunatics for most of the day, Mr. W handily dispensing the trickier bits from the security of some amusing belays.
with Ned, wilkinscl
wilkinscl 24 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Quite a slog through fresh deep snow. Were overtaken when I took a wander out onto the false traverse.
with Ned, morpcat
Quite a slog through fresh deep snow. Were overtaken when I took a wander out onto the false traverse.
with Ned, morpcat
andyhewlett 20 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S Completed with Abacus Mountaineering Guide. Walking into CIC Hut. Lots of snow which made the ridge easier than normal. Awesome day.
Completed with Abacus Mountaineering Guide. Walking into CIC Hut. Lots of snow which made the ridge easier than normal. Awesome day.
niallsash 19 Feb, 2014 Lead Lots of snow. Well tracked
Lots of snow. Well tracked
SUColdo 18 Feb, 2014 AltLd Made fresh tracks through very deep snow. followed up by 8 people. took 5 hrs.
Made fresh tracks through very deep snow. followed up by 8 people. took 5 hrs.
DStrawbridge 18 Feb, 2014 AltLd brilliant route fantastic veiw :)
with SUColdo
brilliant route fantastic veiw :)
with SUColdo
Hidden 16 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
thrillseekerz 14 Feb, 2014 - Climb went swimingly, pun intended. The route was buried in snow with marginal gear options. Tower gap was an exciting double corniced wind romp. Made excellent time, though topped out in a full on blizzard with white out conditions making the descent quite arduous.
Climb went swimingly, pun intended. The route was buried in snow with marginal gear options. Tower gap was an exciting double corniced wind romp. Made excellent time, though topped out in a full on blizzard with white out conditions making the descent quite arduous.
Hidden 10 Feb, 2014 AltLd
The_Boy_ODwyer ?Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
SumnerSan ?Feb, 2014 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
Stefan Jacobsen 31 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S Great day out!
with Simon Richardson
Great day out!
with Simon Richardson
Misha 30 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2014 -
Mark Stevenson 29 Jan, 2014 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28 Jan, 2014 Lead
Guy Chater 22 Jan, 2014 AltLd
Kyrros 22 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
jbb 17 Jan, 2014 AltLd A lot of snow and not much gear. I confess to having pulled on gear a little while seconding the tower gap.
A lot of snow and not much gear. I confess to having pulled on gear a little while seconding the tower gap.
Hidden 16 Jan, 2014 Lead O/S
gravity 13 Jan, 2014 2nd A fantastic route, a great day, although conditions were a bit challenging. Lots of fresh snow, quite loose, no tracks, every runner and anchors had to be excavated from beneath snow. We finished route by headtorch and topped out onto summit plateau at 10pm.
with Ben Tibbetts
A fantastic route, a great day, although conditions were a bit challenging. Lots of fresh snow, quite loose, no tracks, every runner and anchors had to be excavated from beneath snow. We finished route by headtorch and topped out onto summit plateau at 10pm.
with Ben Tibbetts
Hidden 13 Jan, 2014 2nd
Dougbart 11 Jan, 2014 -
with Iain
with Iain
Hidden 11 Jan, 2014 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd O/S
marxk ??, 2014 Lead
yesbutnobutyesbut ??, 2014 -
saintlade ??, 2014 -
Hidden 23 Nov, 2013 AltLd dnf
SUColdo 3 Nov, 2013 - Loads of snow and some frozen turf. lots of ice from the traverse up.
with abeank
Loads of snow and some frozen turf. lots of ice from the traverse up.
with abeank
Rockclimberjames17 ?May, 2013 Solo Climbed in summer, Great scramble route!
Climbed in summer, Great scramble route!
Hidden 27 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
niallk 27 Apr, 2013 AltLd rpt Wet snow and little usable neve made for more taxing going than expected. Led Tower Gap this time which was a fine virgin snow-arete.
Wet snow and little usable neve made for more taxing going than expected. Led Tower Gap this time which was a fine virgin snow-arete.
Jenny Hall 16 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S perfect conditions
with Louis
perfect conditions
with Louis
PeteLoveless 12 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Ben Gibson
with Ben Gibson
Gibson27 12 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S Amazing day out. Warm and low cloud.
Amazing day out. Warm and low cloud.
Hidden 7 Apr, 2013 AltLd rpt
Mark123 6 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S Stunning, stunning winter conditions and no-one else on it
Stunning, stunning winter conditions and no-one else on it
Dougbart 6 Apr, 2013 -
with TIm
with TIm
davebrox 5 Apr, 2013 Lead Blue sky day
with Fiona
Blue sky day
with Fiona
Louis Hume 5 Apr, 2013 Lead Perfect conditions 5 and a half hours.
Perfect conditions 5 and a half hours.
Harry Holmes 5 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Andy Syme 5 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S Moving together most of the way in brilliant sun; an Alpine day. Glorious.
with Al Goodridge
Moving together most of the way in brilliant sun; an Alpine day. Glorious.
with Al Goodridge
alan barnes 3 Apr, 2013 -
with cam fowler, luke
with cam fowler, luke
Busby ?Apr, 2013 Solo
team fat belly 30 Mar, 2013 - Got up late to try to avoid the ques but there was no one on the mountain. 3 hrs 15. Bomb proof neve from start to finish
with Euan
Got up late to try to avoid the ques but there was no one on the mountain. 3 hrs 15. Bomb proof neve from start to finish
with Euan
LJKing 30 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Done in 4 and a bit hours despite being held up by the only other party ahead - on Easter saturday, no less!
with Paul Clarkson
Done in 4 and a bit hours despite being held up by the only other party ahead - on Easter saturday, no less!
with Paul Clarkson
Hidden 28 Mar, 2013 AltLd dnf
adam 24 28 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Stuart Johnston 28 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Moved together the whole way. 4.5h.
with adam 24, Dave Cowell
Moved together the whole way. 4.5h.
with adam 24, Dave Cowell
mrterrynelson 28 Mar, 2013 Lead dnf Stunning conditions but we probably pitched more than we needed to. It got dark for the eastern traverse and we climbed the tower by head torches. Cold Bivouac at the top of the tower and escaped in the morning by down climbing to the traverse.
with Brian Hodgson
Stunning conditions but we probably pitched more than we needed to. It got dark for the eastern traverse and we climbed the tower by head torches. Cold Bivouac at the top of the tower and escaped in the morning by down climbing to the traverse.
with Brian Hodgson
Roberttaylor 17 Mar, 2013 Lead rpt
with Thijs Lubbers
with Thijs Lubbers
paulmck 16 Mar, 2013 Lead
alex toomey 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S parts pitched - including eastern traverse and the gap, parts soloed,including first mixed pitch, and moved together in parts.
parts pitched - including eastern traverse and the gap, parts soloed,including first mixed pitch, and moved together in parts.
Craig Holden 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Roped up from the Eastern traverse. White out on the way down.
with Alex Toomey
Roped up from the Eastern traverse. White out on the way down.
with Alex Toomey
jamieevans 15 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Moved together almost entire climb apart from eastern traverse and tower gap, just over 4 hours from cic hut, perfect conditions:)
Moved together almost entire climb apart from eastern traverse and tower gap, just over 4 hours from cic hut, perfect conditions:)
Hidden 12 Mar, 2013 2nd
Hidden 12 Mar, 2013 2nd
manwithacam 11 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with Dom
with Dom
D.Russell 10 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S moved together
moved together
Tom Last 6 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S Fantastic! Long time coming :) Just under 6 hours, great conditions. Led Douglas Gap pitch, bits of icy Little Tower, Eastern Traverse, Tower Gap entry and top out.
with Andy2
Fantastic! Long time coming :) Just under 6 hours, great conditions. Led Douglas Gap pitch, bits of icy Little Tower, Eastern Traverse, Tower Gap entry and top out.
with Andy2
Hidden 6 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 5 Mar, 2013 AltLd
Ian Ackerley 5 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
cwhitty 5 Mar, 2013 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 5 Mar, 2013 Lead rpt
with Jiffy
with Jiffy
Keith Lambley 4 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with Jim L
with Jim L
nicjbuk 4 Mar, 2013 AltLd route in top condition
with ross nicol esq
route in top condition
with ross nicol esq
Hidden 4 Mar, 2013 2nd
rossn 4 Mar, 2013 AltLd Unbelievable conditions. 4 hours on route despite very heavy traffic. tremendous day out.
with Nick Bryan
Unbelievable conditions. 4 hours on route despite very heavy traffic. tremendous day out.
with Nick Bryan
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd
mhamiltonj 2 Mar, 2013 -
stevelismore 2 Mar, 2013 2nd
Ross Young 2 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
k2blow ?Mar, 2013 AltLd finnally ticked off this route in winter, soloed it in summer in 99, conditions were good, snow was compact but plentiful, ice was thud solid, lead after the gap upto summit , run out. the gap and traverse were mega, not at all out my depth, if it was thin then different story, quite a few others on route, waited 45mins at the gap , a party came uoto it from the chinmy, this route is mega, long day, but worth it, other partys can make it longer beware of this ,
with john howes
finnally ticked off this route in winter, soloed it in summer in 99, conditions were good, snow was compact but plentiful, ice was thud solid, lead after the gap upto summit , run out. the gap and traverse were mega, not at all out my depth, if it was thin then different story, quite a few others on route, waited 45mins at the gap , a party came uoto it from the chinmy, this route is mega, long day, but worth it, other partys can make it longer beware of this ,
with john howes
k2blow ?Mar, 2013 AltLd finnally ticked off this route in winter, soloed it in summer in 99, conditions were good, snow was compact but plentiful, ice was thud solid, lead after the gap upto summit , run out. the gap and traverse were mega, not at all out my depth, if it was thin then different story, quite a few others on route, waited 45mins at the gap , a party came uoto it from the chinmy, this route is mega, long day, but worth it, other partys can make it longer beware of this ,there is plenty of protection too, in the right places, dont attempt route if visibilty is poor,
with john howes
finnally ticked off this route in winter, soloed it in summer in 99, conditions were good, snow was compact but plentiful, ice was thud solid, lead after the gap upto summit , run out. the gap and traverse were mega, not at all out my depth, if it was thin then different story, quite a few others on route, waited 45mins at the gap , a party came uoto it from the chinmy, this route is mega, long day, but worth it, other partys can make it longer beware of this ,there is plenty of protection too, in the right places, dont attempt route if visibilty is poor,
with john howes
Hidden ?Mar, 2013 AltLd
pipmccarthy ?Mar, 2013 AltLd
with geordie mark
with geordie mark
Nemo9 ?Mar, 2013 -
with Col
with Col
ccliff 27 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with ferdia
with ferdia
ferdia 27 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Will Donaldson, ccliff
with Will Donaldson, ccliff
Keenb 27 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Great conditions and great route. Moved together for most of it.
with Dinger
Great conditions and great route. Moved together for most of it.
with Dinger
Hidden 25 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
prwalker 25 Feb, 2013 AltLd Starting from the CIC hut, 5 hours to do the route from P1 to summit, route in great condition. Perfect clear day, no clouds and great views.
with wupert
Starting from the CIC hut, 5 hours to do the route from P1 to summit, route in great condition. Perfect clear day, no clouds and great views.
with wupert
simondunf 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S last of 4 blue sky days in a row !
with caspar
last of 4 blue sky days in a row !
with caspar
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd
SJS 23 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
alastairbegley 23 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Soloed up to tower gap. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/tower-ridge
Soloed up to tower gap. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/02/tower-ridge
Nick Russell 23 Feb, 2013 - Soloed up to Tower gap, passing a couple of parties. Great views from the top!
Soloed up to Tower gap, passing a couple of parties. Great views from the top!
Alex Winter 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Nick, Alastair and Steve
with Nick, Alastair and Steve
thedatastream 22 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with J25
with J25
J25 22 Feb, 2013 -
Gordon Lacey 21 Feb, 2013 AltLd
tsl42 21 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S I led Eastern Traverse and half of gap. David took tower pitch. Fantastic day!
with David Fountain
I led Eastern Traverse and half of gap. David took tower pitch. Fantastic day!
with David Fountain
Scott Rankin 21 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 21 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
jon59 21 Feb, 2013 Lead Awesome day with very alpine weather, the route was in perfect condition with good ice and hard neve.
Awesome day with very alpine weather, the route was in perfect condition with good ice and hard neve.
brianrunner 21 Feb, 2013 - great conditions today!
with lisa kamphausen, mark robson
great conditions today!
with lisa kamphausen, mark robson
sgl 20 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with tebs
with tebs
stuey4444 20 Feb, 2013 2nd Great long alpine style route. Rapid weather change near summit.
Great long alpine style route. Rapid weather change near summit.
Glen Burrows 19 Feb, 2013 2nd rpt Wow - incredible conditions
with Paddy Cave, Ed Luke
Wow - incredible conditions
with Paddy Cave, Ed Luke
Lumbering Oaf 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Soloed up to the wall. Si led the small wall, moved together to small tower, Si led small tower, moved together to Great Tower, Si led Eastern Traverse after much waiting. I led short wall up to ridge. Si descended into Gap, I led out of gap and we moved together to top. 7 hrs in all with around 2 hrs of waiting.
with Simon Caldrick
Soloed up to the wall. Si led the small wall, moved together to small tower, Si led small tower, moved together to Great Tower, Si led Eastern Traverse after much waiting. I led short wall up to ridge. Si descended into Gap, I led out of gap and we moved together to top. 7 hrs in all with around 2 hrs of waiting.
with Simon Caldrick
Hoyes 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Onsight... more like follow the yellow brick road. Perfect conditions, bomber neve, blue skies and practically no wind.
with Batt
Onsight... more like follow the yellow brick road. Perfect conditions, bomber neve, blue skies and practically no wind.
with Batt
Jim Haydock 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Gordon Orr
with Gordon Orr
Hidden 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
luckyjim 18 Feb, 2013 AltLd perfect conditions and perfect weather!
with c roff
perfect conditions and perfect weather!
with c roff
alpinebutterfly 18 Feb, 2013 2nd
with J Stalker
with J Stalker
Batt 18 Feb, 2013 - With Matt and Si. Wonderful sunshine, mostly good neve and ice. Started up Douglas Gully East solo, J lead out gap. Move together til wall then I lead. Moved together then alt-pitched little tower and moved to foot of great tower. Bit of a queue at the traverse due to hold ups ahead. I lead traverse, J lead wall, I lead down gap, J lead out then moved together. All good. 7 hours inc 2 hours queueing. Down to Clachaig dinner!
with Hoyes
With Matt and Si. Wonderful sunshine, mostly good neve and ice. Started up Douglas Gully East solo, J lead out gap. Move together til wall then I lead. Moved together then alt-pitched little tower and moved to foot of great tower. Bit of a queue at the traverse due to hold ups ahead. I lead traverse, J lead wall, I lead down gap, J lead out then moved together. All good. 7 hours inc 2 hours queueing. Down to Clachaig dinner!
with Hoyes
Hidden 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd
stevelismore 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Fantastic route in bright sun and crystal visibility. A lot of bare rock and soft snow though so a bit harder than normal. Mainly moving together, pitched the traverses around the towers.
Fantastic route in bright sun and crystal visibility. A lot of bare rock and soft snow though so a bit harder than normal. Mainly moving together, pitched the traverses around the towers.
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
joe_lancs 16 Feb, 2013 Lead
clmbr 16 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with mr g walters
with mr g walters
tatz45 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with bionik
with bionik
yehti 12 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Inti
with Inti
Hidden 9 Feb, 2013 Lead
Tony Lancashire 6 Feb, 2013 Lead
Hidden 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd
OwenF 2 Feb, 2013 Lead
with jeb3496
with jeb3496
jeb3496 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd rpt Seconded most of the route with occasional leads. Well done Owen Flowers on some daring leads! Perfect conditions if a little hairy on the Eastern Traverse.
Seconded most of the route with occasional leads. Well done Owen Flowers on some daring leads! Perfect conditions if a little hairy on the Eastern Traverse.
shed dweller 2 Feb, 2013 - First on route, climbed in just over 3hrs moving together. Fantastic conditions.
First on route, climbed in just over 3hrs moving together. Fantastic conditions.
Ched 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Exciting conditions. Fairly lean and variable ice / snow quality. Poor ice and snow after Eastern traverse was a bit worrying.
with gali
Exciting conditions. Fairly lean and variable ice / snow quality. Poor ice and snow after Eastern traverse was a bit worrying.
with gali
planetmarshall 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Stunning conditions, and so lots of people on the route.
with Victor Manzanares
Stunning conditions, and so lots of people on the route.
with Victor Manzanares
Hidden 2 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
radioshed 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd rpt
GaryK 1 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Andy Cave
with Andy Cave
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
johniebriggs ?Feb, 2013 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
Tom Campbell ?Feb, 2013 Lead O/S moved together a lot, all done in 3.50 mins!
moved together a lot, all done in 3.50 mins!
robgixer ?Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jan, 2013 2nd
James_L88 24 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Fantastic route! Did the "directissima" up the steep ground before the little tower (probably IV 4) and went out too far right before going up the little tower (IV 4).
with Tom Furey
Fantastic route! Did the "directissima" up the steep ground before the little tower (probably IV 4) and went out too far right before going up the little tower (IV 4).
with Tom Furey
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 AltLd
shipton47 17 Jan, 2013 -
johnrich 14 Jan, 2013 2nd lots of powder after a fresh dump.
with Mike Pescod
lots of powder after a fresh dump.
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 12 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
arose 10 Jan, 2013 Lead Rock till the little tower then lots of rime and old neve. Route finding very easy!
with Miles Mconville
Rock till the little tower then lots of rime and old neve. Route finding very easy!
with Miles Mconville
Blurgy319 ?Jan, 2013 AltLd rpt
with Matt Hughes
with Matt Hughes
mark12345 ??, 2013 2nd
JHolland ??, 2013 -
AndrewJamesCherry ??, 2013 AltLd a bit lean at the time
a bit lean at the time
Hidden ??, 2013 -
matthew885 ??, 2013 Lead
captain ??, 2013 -
6aPunter ??, 2013 -
Hidden 31 Dec, 2012 Lead
Col Kingshott 21 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S Top day out. Loads of powder and rime, no tracks 5 1/2hrs :-)
Top day out. Loads of powder and rime, no tracks 5 1/2hrs :-)
Hidden 21 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
Stefan_Morris 10 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
EamonH 2 Dec, 2012 2nd
Adamski1986 2 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S Long day, with lots of powder!
with EamonH
Long day, with lots of powder!
with EamonH
dawp4810 ?Dec, 2012 2nd
design crisis 3 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S Epic, very powdery, ended up climbing up onto the traverse
Epic, very powdery, ended up climbing up onto the traverse
Hidden 28 Oct, 2012 AltLd rpt
luckyjim 22 Apr, 2012 Solo
Hidden 14 Apr, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 26 Mar, 2012 2nd
nicjbuk 22 Mar, 2012 AltLd bottom half clean, some snow from eastern traverse. final pitch snow gully complete
with ross nicol esq
bottom half clean, some snow from eastern traverse. final pitch snow gully complete
with ross nicol esq
Hidden 12 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
richardshoes 7 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
williamsd79 5 Mar, 2012 2nd
Ken Applegate 5 Mar, 2012 Lead Beautiful day on the Ben!
with Alan
Beautiful day on the Ben!
with Alan
Hidden 5 Mar, 2012 AltLd
Blurgy319 5 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 5 Mar, 2012 AltLd rpt
with Alistair
with Alistair
LozM 5 Mar, 2012 - mostly seconded, snow v loose
with Steve Scott, Mark J
mostly seconded, snow v loose
with Steve Scott, Mark J
colin fagan 4 Mar, 2012 2nd Route was quite tricky with the conditions. Part of a weekend being guided.
Route was quite tricky with the conditions. Part of a weekend being guided.
wee hippy ?Mar, 2012 AltLd
with john jones
with john jones
hydraulicwave ?Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
JasRY 19 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Paul Coxon
with Paul Coxon
Steven Andrews 19 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S Great climb with endless and varied climbing surrounded by the walls of Ben Nevis - Classic
Great climb with endless and varied climbing surrounded by the walls of Ben Nevis - Classic
ronniemarshall 14 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
TM_Horton 14 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S epic time on my 3rd ever winter route !
with ronnie
epic time on my 3rd ever winter route !
with ronnie
scottie390 9 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S fantastic
with Peter Berwick
fantastic
with Peter Berwick
Pete23 9 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Davie
with Davie
Jim Haydock 7 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with John France
with John France
freudy_love 6 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Dave Douglas
with Dave Douglas
Dave Douglas 6 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Awesome day out. Could have done with an earlier start, but there's nothing like topping out in the dark. Had to miss some off the easier bits due to deep unstable snow.
Awesome day out. Could have done with an earlier start, but there's nothing like topping out in the dark. Had to miss some off the easier bits due to deep unstable snow.
Hidden 2 Feb, 2012 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 -
gowla ?Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Alex Burns
with Alex Burns
Tony Ryland ?Feb, 2012 2nd With Nick from Abacus
With Nick from Abacus
richiegarside ?Feb, 2012 -
JonnoP 29 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Jess
with Jess
Bobby Pearson 28 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S Cloud base around 1000m, SW winds 45mph. Sheltered on ridge. Good consolidate snow pack. Classic route completed in 5.5 hours, qued at the start and for about an hour and then 15mins at 2 or 3 differnet belays. Abbed down No.4. Arrived at CIC Hut at last light.
with Mike Henesey
Cloud base around 1000m, SW winds 45mph. Sheltered on ridge. Good consolidate snow pack. Classic route completed in 5.5 hours, qued at the start and for about an hour and then 15mins at 2 or 3 differnet belays. Abbed down No.4. Arrived at CIC Hut at last light.
with Mike Henesey
mikehenesy 28 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S A few delays so we didn't get on the route until ten but it all went fine and were finished by 3. Bobby led it all and I did a stirling job seconding. Sociable event with other parties including Bill and Lloydy. Not ideal conditions but neve on the last bit but snow more solid than last time I did it and more of it. No pro on the traverse which made it exciting.
with Bobby Pearson
A few delays so we didn't get on the route until ten but it all went fine and were finished by 3. Bobby led it all and I did a stirling job seconding. Sociable event with other parties including Bill and Lloydy. Not ideal conditions but neve on the last bit but snow more solid than last time I did it and more of it. No pro on the traverse which made it exciting.
with Bobby Pearson
Little AndyH 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Rob Reglinski
with Rob Reglinski
vaughany 27 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with mark patterson
with mark patterson
mark88 27 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with Alex Vaughan
with Alex Vaughan
Hidden 26 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Rob Pitt 24 Jan, 2012 -
with Lee Roberts, Jon Ratcliffe
with Lee Roberts, Jon Ratcliffe
mjsmith1973 23 Jan, 2012 2nd
with Mike Pescod, Mick Howie
with Mike Pescod, Mick Howie
Hannah Evans 23 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with Martyn Stott
with Martyn Stott
andy wa 16 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S benighted!
with isi
benighted!
with isi
Hidden 14 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Gibbo 14 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with Rich A
with Rich A
JanBella 13 Jan, 2012 2nd rpt great climb. we did it mountaineering style on our course with paddy cave. cracking day!!!
great climb. we did it mountaineering style on our course with paddy cave. cracking day!!!
saffy 13 Jan, 2012 2nd
Hidden 13 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 9 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
R0bbie 9 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with Taba
with Taba
jev ?Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Ruslan, Albert
with Ruslan, Albert
palimer ??, 2012 AltLd Not much ice. After the down climb probably went the wrong way as we followed som steps to the left to a piton in a not icy at all slab. Quite tecnical move there. Soloed the route from the begining to the 1st tower, then one pitch to leave space in betewen us and the people in front. Then moving together to the top. Nice ridge! 5h. Acceptable to nice weather
Not much ice. After the down climb probably went the wrong way as we followed som steps to the left to a piton in a not icy at all slab. Quite tecnical move there. Soloed the route from the begining to the 1st tower, then one pitch to leave space in betewen us and the people in front. Then moving together to the top. Nice ridge! 5h. Acceptable to nice weather
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Guy Wilson ??, 2012 -
Pete Graham ??, 2012 Solo
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Dave Hill ??, 2012 -
scottie390 ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
cox ??, 2012 -
with cris
with cris
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
neil9216 7 Aug, 2011 Solo Soloed all exept,the gap,
Soloed all exept,the gap,
kenneM ?Apr, 2011 AltLd
with Davey Luke
with Davey Luke
MartF 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S With Julie Paton. CIC Hut weekend. Summited at dusk having been slow on the ridge despite no real issues with any of the actual climbing... Lamb shanks and whisky most welcome on return to the hut!
with Julie
With Julie Paton. CIC Hut weekend. Summited at dusk having been slow on the ridge despite no real issues with any of the actual climbing... Lamb shanks and whisky most welcome on return to the hut!
with Julie
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 -
Sam Warby 26 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
dannymoo99 25 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with John Gupta, Tom Shooter
with John Gupta, Tom Shooter
Hidden 25 Mar, 2011 AltLd
joeydurkin 24 Mar, 2011 - Done in under 3 hours. Fantastic conditions. Hard snow and mostly dry rock.
with MarkFalcus
Done in under 3 hours. Fantastic conditions. Hard snow and mostly dry rock.
with MarkFalcus
RKernan 22 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Alek Zholobenko
with Alek Zholobenko
Sankey 22 Mar, 2011 2nd Lots of hard ice and snow on the ridge, got views around the Great Tower.
with Simon Oxley, Adam Hughes
Lots of hard ice and snow on the ridge, got views around the Great Tower.
with Simon Oxley, Adam Hughes
Hidden 22 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 19 Mar, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Palomino1hills 13 Mar, 2011 Lead Great climb good winter conditions on Ridge led all pitches
with Andy
Great climb good winter conditions on Ridge led all pitches
with Andy
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 2nd
Claire Molloy 6 Mar, 2011 2nd
with Adele Pennington, NoelleG
with Adele Pennington, NoelleG
J1PEF 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd glad for early start, first on route got it to our self, blue sky's great day!!
glad for early start, first on route got it to our self, blue sky's great day!!
beds74 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd Did it reasonably quickly, good conditions no troubles
with J1PEF
Did it reasonably quickly, good conditions no troubles
with J1PEF
jamesh 4 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with Jim Unwin
with Jim Unwin
tim newton 4 Mar, 2011 AltLd rpt
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
Ken Applegate 3 Mar, 2011 Lead Guiding day. Spring like conditions, with plenty of snow melt happening. Nice day though!
with Matt
Guiding day. Spring like conditions, with plenty of snow melt happening. Nice day though!
with Matt
Hidden 3 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
tomshanti 3 Mar, 2011 2nd β epic day out!rather damp and little mixed in character low down.traversed in,moving together, from observatory gully to avoid douglas gap.eastern traverse,wow!crux gaining top of great tower.ascended from tower gap on the left.fantastic!!
with nigel hooker
epic day out!rather damp and little mixed in character low down.traversed in,moving together, from observatory gully to avoid douglas gap.eastern traverse,wow!crux gaining top of great tower.ascended from tower gap on the left.fantastic!!
with nigel hooker
sacdenouilles 2 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with J F Philippe, D Pemble
with J F Philippe, D Pemble
alifin 28 Feb, 2011 2nd Brilliant weather and amazing route. We were up in just over 4 hours (thanks Donald)! and had time to come down no.4 and do another route.
with Guide (Donald King) + Aidan Roe, Aidan Roe
Brilliant weather and amazing route. We were up in just over 4 hours (thanks Donald)! and had time to come down no.4 and do another route.
with Guide (Donald King) + Aidan Roe, Aidan Roe
Piglet69 28 Feb, 2011 2nd
with alifin
with alifin
Hidden 28 Feb, 2011 Solo dnf
Erik_M 28 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S Absolutely Stunning! The weather was some of the best I've ever seen in Scotland and the route was really good fun!
with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Absolutely Stunning! The weather was some of the best I've ever seen in Scotland and the route was really good fun!
with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Conan 27 Feb, 2011 AltLd Got stuck behind a slower party in front but the late finish gave fantastic views at sunset
with Philippa Reader, Loz
Got stuck behind a slower party in front but the late finish gave fantastic views at sunset
with Philippa Reader, Loz
Peter Metcalfe 27 Feb, 2011 Lead Turned out to be a long day - reached Tower Gap about 6pm but didn't top-out until after 9!
with Amanda Turner
Turned out to be a long day - reached Tower Gap about 6pm but didn't top-out until after 9!
with Amanda Turner
Hidden 26 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
John Holden 26 Feb, 2011 2nd rpt Done as part of a mass Carlisle Club ascent, in the care of Steve McDonnel and Ray Cassidy. First pitch behind the Douglas boulder rather thin on ice, but thereafter good snow and ice for most of the route with the odd bit of mixed here and there. Eastern traverse...Wow! Tower gap, very hard, did ice ramp on the left rather than climbing direct out of the gap, which looked desparate. Thanks boys.
Done as part of a mass Carlisle Club ascent, in the care of Steve McDonnel and Ray Cassidy. First pitch behind the Douglas boulder rather thin on ice, but thereafter good snow and ice for most of the route with the odd bit of mixed here and there. Eastern traverse...Wow! Tower gap, very hard, did ice ramp on the left rather than climbing direct out of the gap, which looked desparate. Thanks boys.
Hidden 17 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Haytor_Haggis 17 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy van Riemsdyke, Joe Bellows
with Jeremy van Riemsdyke, Joe Bellows
Timo Austino 12 Feb, 2011 - 11 years after my first ascent wi little simon, where we fell asleep on tower gap:) Nat provided the highlights this time by gettin' stuck upside down...plugged the gap so she did:)
with Nats
11 years after my first ascent wi little simon, where we fell asleep on tower gap:) Nat provided the highlights this time by gettin' stuck upside down...plugged the gap so she did:)
with Nats
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 Lead
henning82 12 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 12 Feb, 2011 Solo O/S Lots of fresh snow and far from the perfect conditions to be soloing the route but a great outing and first across Tower Gap. Ascended the Douglas Gap West Gully to avoid the crowds. 1pm top-out and climbed in under 3 hours from Douglas Gap.
Lots of fresh snow and far from the perfect conditions to be soloing the route but a great outing and first across Tower Gap. Ascended the Douglas Gap West Gully to avoid the crowds. 1pm top-out and climbed in under 3 hours from Douglas Gap.
johannes 12 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
gordon henderson 11 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with MRT
with MRT
Byakkonick 11 Feb, 2011 AltLd Conditions good, but the cloud came in half way up the ridge so made route finding hard from then on. The pitch up onto the ridge from Douglas gap was interesting. Got lost on the second tower, went off left, not a good idea! Eastern traverse was sporting and the gap was hairy! (Slight cross winds and a 30m run out from the belay into the gap). Good day despite all that :)
Conditions good, but the cloud came in half way up the ridge so made route finding hard from then on. The pitch up onto the ridge from Douglas gap was interesting. Got lost on the second tower, went off left, not a good idea! Eastern traverse was sporting and the gap was hairy! (Slight cross winds and a 30m run out from the belay into the gap). Good day despite all that :)
connor 10 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S unbelivable conditions, route worth 4* !!!!!!
with mike scott
unbelivable conditions, route worth 4* !!!!!!
with mike scott
robcrowther 8 Feb, 2011 2nd
Johann 7 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Tony Shepherd
with Tony Shepherd
jacobjlloyd 5 Feb, 2011 Solo O/S Went wrong a bit, muddled about (should have read the guidebook properly) but did the accepted route most of the way, with the original western traverse option. Best day of climbing I've had! Beautiful weather.
Went wrong a bit, muddled about (should have read the guidebook properly) but did the accepted route most of the way, with the original western traverse option. Best day of climbing I've had! Beautiful weather.
Hidden ?Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
csw ?Feb, 2011 Lead rpt
with Scarab9
with Scarab9
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?Feb, 2011 - excellent easy climbing all the way to the top!
excellent easy climbing all the way to the top!
Drew M ?Feb, 2011 AltLd
with Ed F
with Ed F
Plungeman 29 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S 5 hour trip, 6 pitches, finishing for lunch in fine weather on the summit
5 hour trip, 6 pitches, finishing for lunch in fine weather on the summit
net 29 Jan, 2011 2nd George led 5 pitches and we moved together for the rest
with GPN
George led 5 pitches and we moved together for the rest
with GPN
Hidden 29 Jan, 2011 Lead
JdotP 26 Jan, 2011 Lead β It is actually really straightforward if you bother to study the guidebook properly beforehand, haha
with Tom Eadington
It is actually really straightforward if you bother to study the guidebook properly beforehand, haha
with Tom Eadington
jonnyboy 23 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Graham Armitage
with Graham Armitage
Hidden 23 Jan, 2011 AltLd
MoWalker3 22 Jan, 2011 -
DavPk 22 Jan, 2011 AltLd Lead pitch up Great Tower and out of Tower Gap. RR lead E. Traverse, into gap and top pitch. Moved together on remainder. Gap was congested and awkward. RR on hanging belay off slings and several parties coming up Glovers Chimney. Fell a couple of metres into the gap on descent when axe pulled out! Fortunately no injuries except a slashed jacket arm! Fantastic route.
with Romain Rebut
Lead pitch up Great Tower and out of Tower Gap. RR lead E. Traverse, into gap and top pitch. Moved together on remainder. Gap was congested and awkward. RR on hanging belay off slings and several parties coming up Glovers Chimney. Fell a couple of metres into the gap on descent when axe pulled out! Fortunately no injuries except a slashed jacket arm! Fantastic route.
with Romain Rebut
Hidden 21 Jan, 2011 -
andy mcc 8 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Quite a lot of deep powdery snow, but still superb nonetheless
with Jason King
Quite a lot of deep powdery snow, but still superb nonetheless
with Jason King
chrissy 8 Jan, 2011 2nd
with Rich, Cormac, Mo
with Rich, Cormac, Mo
liamo333 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S 2.5 hours from top of gully
with Rob Noone
2.5 hours from top of gully
with Rob Noone
Harry Kingston 2 Jan, 2011 2nd
Hidden 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
Rob N 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd
Hobojim 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
TDembrey 2 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
colenn 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd β In under 3 Hours.
with Peter Britton
In under 3 Hours.
with Peter Britton
Hidden 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
Chris Toward 2 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S What an awesome day, 8 hours on the ridge and only 5 others on it. Perfect conditions, temp dropping to -12 on summit.
What an awesome day, 8 hours on the ridge and only 5 others on it. Perfect conditions, temp dropping to -12 on summit.
MonkeyDawson ?Jan, 2011 AltLd
with Pete Reynolds
with Pete Reynolds
The Big Sender ?Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S moved together except for the gap.
moved together except for the gap.
Hidden ?Jan, 2011 Lead
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Luke Brooks ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 AltLd
mschmude ??, 2011 -
Tenko ??, 2011 -
Timo Austino ??, 2011 -
Summiteers ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
adie84 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
Ri ??, 2011 -
Hidden 31 Dec, 2010 2nd
Hidden 31 Dec, 2010 Lead
Hidden 30 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Dec, 2010 -
Peter Holder 29 Dec, 2010 AltLd 4.30 hours, CIC hut to summit. soloed until traverse.
with Lew13
4.30 hours, CIC hut to summit. soloed until traverse.
with Lew13
jack_eadie 14 Dec, 2010 AltLd
mikemartin 14 Dec, 2010 AltLd Greeted by Brocken Spectres, cloud inversion and magic light as we topped out, stunning.
Greeted by Brocken Spectres, cloud inversion and magic light as we topped out, stunning.
samrad ?Dec, 2010 - mainly soloed except for that tricky step. gorgeous clear day. ended up climbing it in 1h 50mins.
with tom livingston
mainly soloed except for that tricky step. gorgeous clear day. ended up climbing it in 1h 50mins.
with tom livingston
Tom Livingstone ?Dec, 2010 AltLd
with samrad
with samrad
Hidden 28 Nov, 2010 -
chmckay 24 Nov, 2010 - Quite a good day out. The snow was mega soft and made it a long day out
with Graham Boistelle
Quite a good day out. The snow was mega soft and made it a long day out
with Graham Boistelle
mikemartin 22 Nov, 2010 Solo I had the entire face to myself, superb early season nick.
I had the entire face to myself, superb early season nick.
Stuzz 21 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S lead 1st chimney ptich and the gap, rich lead pitch onto the top of the great tower. soloed the rest. Great day with great conditions for the time of year!
with Isi, Rich Parker
lead 1st chimney ptich and the gap, rich lead pitch onto the top of the great tower. soloed the rest. Great day with great conditions for the time of year!
with Isi, Rich Parker
isi_o 21 Nov, 2010 - Pitched the first chimney, top of the great tower & the gap, soloed the rest. Great day out, surprisingly good conditions with snow starting to consolidate in places and the through route at the chock stone on the great tower still passable.
with Rich Parker, Graham Stuchbury
Pitched the first chimney, top of the great tower & the gap, soloed the rest. Great day out, surprisingly good conditions with snow starting to consolidate in places and the through route at the chock stone on the great tower still passable.
with Rich Parker, Graham Stuchbury
Lester 20 Nov, 2010 Lead rpt
goatee 10 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S the rock was icy but snow free up until just below the eastern traverse. thereafter snow and ice all the way. we continued too far on the traverse and climbed directly up into tower gap.
with Francis Jan Kluzniak
the rock was icy but snow free up until just below the eastern traverse. thereafter snow and ice all the way. we continued too far on the traverse and climbed directly up into tower gap.
with Francis Jan Kluzniak
thebat 18 Apr, 2010 -
with Ontour
with Ontour
John Workman 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd Rain then snow then sun and hard neve - good
with Apprentice
Rain then snow then sun and hard neve - good
with Apprentice
Hidden 14 Apr, 2010 Solo
Hidden 14 Apr, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 13 Apr, 2010 AltLd
nicjbuk 13 Apr, 2010 AltLd got to gap and decided to abseil down into tower gully rather than top out due to snow conditions
got to gap and decided to abseil down into tower gully rather than top out due to snow conditions
BallsOfSteel 13 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 12 Apr, 2010 AltLd perfect alpine conditions. soloed up to little tower then pitched/moved together
with AC
perfect alpine conditions. soloed up to little tower then pitched/moved together
with AC
Ben Sharp 11 Apr, 2010 2nd sh*t myself a little. Apart from that utterly fantastic and unbelievable weather. Could see how it would be so much harder in bad conditions.
with Tilo
sh*t myself a little. Apart from that utterly fantastic and unbelievable weather. Could see how it would be so much harder in bad conditions.
with Tilo
Andrew Sloan 9 Apr, 2010 AltLd Too warm to climb any grade 5's so opted to climb tower ridge moving together.Finished in 3 hours.At tower gap snow collapsed beneath me and fell 20ft before rope went tight, pulling Martin off; fortunately plenty of gear between us!Exciting!!!!
Too warm to climb any grade 5's so opted to climb tower ridge moving together.Finished in 3 hours.At tower gap snow collapsed beneath me and fell 20ft before rope went tight, pulling Martin off; fortunately plenty of gear between us!Exciting!!!!
DundeeDave 9 Apr, 2010 2nd Snatched from the jaws of spring. Snow was definitely a bit mushy. Pitched the pitchy bits and moved together on the rest.
Snatched from the jaws of spring. Snow was definitely a bit mushy. Pitched the pitchy bits and moved together on the rest.
Martin Haworth 9 Apr, 2010 AltLd rpt 3 hrs.
3 hrs.
Callum T 9 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Steve Woollard 8 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with Kenny
with Kenny
Hidden 8 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Sutty22 8 Apr, 2010 2nd Absolutely loved this climb. It had a bit of everything. Unfortunately the clag was down so didn't get the full sense of exposure.
Absolutely loved this climb. It had a bit of everything. Unfortunately the clag was down so didn't get the full sense of exposure.
Hidden 6 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 Lead
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 2nd
Brannock 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Lot of snow, started the walk in ranning, turned to snow above forest, and the sun came out as we started the ridge, all the snow and being genrally slow meant it took a long time, darkness fell as we reached the top of the great tower, topped out at half past midnight into a white out, spent the night in the summit shelter, walked out in the rain the next morning. 16hrs on the ridge, 26 and a half hour round trip. Annettes second winter route. Awsome experience.
with Annette
Lot of snow, started the walk in ranning, turned to snow above forest, and the sun came out as we started the ridge, all the snow and being genrally slow meant it took a long time, darkness fell as we reached the top of the great tower, topped out at half past midnight into a white out, spent the night in the summit shelter, walked out in the rain the next morning. 16hrs on the ridge, 26 and a half hour round trip. Annettes second winter route. Awsome experience.
with Annette
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 2nd
Chris Beck 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Great days climbing with great snow conditions..
Great days climbing with great snow conditions..
Hidden 3 Apr, 2010 2nd
KeithW 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Mike led the E Traverse & Gap. Stuck behind a rope of 3, had to nav off in the dark & cloud.
with Mike Nuttall
Mike led the E Traverse & Gap. Stuck behind a rope of 3, had to nav off in the dark & cloud.
with Mike Nuttall
MD 2 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Nick B
with Nick B
Phil Emerson ?Apr, 2010 Lead Standard of route matched the weather - quality day
Standard of route matched the weather - quality day
mark12345 ?Apr, 2010 2nd dnf
Hidden 29 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Mar, 2010 2nd
Mark Bannan 29 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Superb route, unfortunately somewhat ruined by huge queues, caused by a couple of eejits (who were nowhere near good enough to do the route in reasonable time) stuck at the Gap for ages.
with Fran Williams
Superb route, unfortunately somewhat ruined by huge queues, caused by a couple of eejits (who were nowhere near good enough to do the route in reasonable time) stuck at the Gap for ages.
with Fran Williams
irish paul 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 22 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden 22 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
Ben1983 21 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
mark88 17 Mar, 2010 2nd
with Jocky and Matt Barker
with Jocky and Matt Barker
Karlos 16 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S A cold night had firmed up the snow nicely. Pitched most of the mixed parts of the route, but moved together on the longer snow sections. Found the Eastern Traverse easy, although gaining the tower on the next pitch was rather bold. Led the gap, finding it quite awkward to committ my weight to the small ledge on the other side - maybe I was doing it wrong. Great day out, would do it again in an instant.
A cold night had firmed up the snow nicely. Pitched most of the mixed parts of the route, but moved together on the longer snow sections. Found the Eastern Traverse easy, although gaining the tower on the next pitch was rather bold. Led the gap, finding it quite awkward to committ my weight to the small ledge on the other side - maybe I was doing it wrong. Great day out, would do it again in an instant.
John Roe 16 Mar, 2010 Lead Great day out. Descended via No 4 Gully
with Will Marshall
Great day out. Descended via No 4 Gully
with Will Marshall
Hidden 16 Mar, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 13 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 13 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S Chris led any technical pitches, we moved together on easier ground.
with Crazy Chris
Chris led any technical pitches, we moved together on easier ground.
with Crazy Chris
THardSevere 13 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S glad i wasn't leading it. the cruxes were scary especially considering the short amount of daylight left and the clouds surrounding us. Walk down was long and boring
with jamie foxen
glad i wasn't leading it. the cruxes were scary especially considering the short amount of daylight left and the clouds surrounding us. Walk down was long and boring
with jamie foxen
guyscott 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Started too far left so the first pitch (mine) was quite a bit harder than expected! Final pitch in dark made for an exciting finish.
with Tommy, Klas
Started too far left so the first pitch (mine) was quite a bit harder than expected! Final pitch in dark made for an exciting finish.
with Tommy, Klas
allyrocke 13 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S Awesome route, shame about the weather!
with Fi, Conf#2
Awesome route, shame about the weather!
with Fi, Conf#2
jamiefoxen 12 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 10 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Awesome. Soloed the start gully, pitched the chimney, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap otherwise moving together roped.
Awesome. Soloed the start gully, pitched the chimney, Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap otherwise moving together roped.
PeteH 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
jaybob 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Pete Heart, Lawrie Brand
with Pete Heart, Lawrie Brand
Lawrie Brand 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
francois 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Gunnar
with Gunnar
tim newton 2 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Ewan_B
with Ewan_B
Brian Smith 84 ?Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 -
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
mark_jc ?Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
simonward 23 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
rob k 22 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
with P Harley
with P Harley
Hidden 22 Feb, 2010 -
Piers Harley 22 Feb, 2010 AltLd β perfect conditions!
with Rob King
perfect conditions!
with Rob King
krusty23 20 Feb, 2010 - 4.30 alarm, 6 - 8walk in, topped out 1.30, lunch and back inthe pub for 3.30. Blue skies, 3rd team on the ridge so no delays, pitched and moving together, tower gap tricky
with Jaz, Paul Knowles
4.30 alarm, 6 - 8walk in, topped out 1.30, lunch and back inthe pub for 3.30. Blue skies, 3rd team on the ridge so no delays, pitched and moving together, tower gap tricky
with Jaz, Paul Knowles
oliverk 20 Feb, 2010 AltLd 7 Hours from CIC to plateau, brilliant.
7 Hours from CIC to plateau, brilliant.
KeithAlexander 20 Feb, 2010 AltLd glorious day, great conditions, lunch on the summit. took a bit over 5 hours from the hut I think. had to queue at the gap, but a good opportunity to take in the views.
with jelle
glorious day, great conditions, lunch on the summit. took a bit over 5 hours from the hut I think. had to queue at the gap, but a good opportunity to take in the views.
with jelle
niallk 20 Feb, 2010 AltLd rpt Joined from the top of Vanishing Gully/1934 route.
Joined from the top of Vanishing Gully/1934 route.
Hidden 20 Feb, 2010 AltLd
ollythomas 20 Feb, 2010 AltLd Clear blue sky, firm squeaky neve and styrofoam ice. Took about 4 hours. Best day out in Scotland?
with Chris Hendron
Clear blue sky, firm squeaky neve and styrofoam ice. Took about 4 hours. Best day out in Scotland?
with Chris Hendron
Andre Clarke 19 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
with jamster
with jamster
jandyd05 19 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S Totally class route done with the ben plastered in snow on a glorious sunny day. Topped out at sunset after being delayed by slow groups on th traverse and gap and a dangerous " guide" dragging a couple of incompetents and trying 2 climb over everyone
with Andy Owen
Totally class route done with the ben plastered in snow on a glorious sunny day. Topped out at sunset after being delayed by slow groups on th traverse and gap and a dangerous " guide" dragging a couple of incompetents and trying 2 climb over everyone
with Andy Owen
Moonstone Hippy 19 Feb, 2010 2nd Fantastic sunny, cold day. Busy route, 11 hours car to car via first platform of NE buttress, before going to Tower. Spike following us with clients.
with Robin
Fantastic sunny, cold day. Busy route, 11 hours car to car via first platform of NE buttress, before going to Tower. Spike following us with clients.
with Robin
malc 19 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S
with Janes C, Dave K
with Janes C, Dave K
Phil Jennings 19 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S 2hr 15mins, CIC to summit ;-)
2hr 15mins, CIC to summit ;-)
birbeck 17 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Richard Heard
with Richard Heard
Hidden 15 Feb, 2010 2nd dnf
Conan 13 Feb, 2010 Lead Another great trip up this classic. 5 times up in winter now I think. Will never get bored of this route.
with Paul Arkless, Ian Grey
Another great trip up this classic. 5 times up in winter now I think. Will never get bored of this route.
with Paul Arkless, Ian Grey
Hidden 13 Feb, 2010 2nd
nickcanute 12 Feb, 2010 AltLd
tom.e 6 Feb, 2010 AltLd rpt
Alexandre Buisse 6 Feb, 2010 AltLd Lots of snow but well consolidated, had to dig all the placements out. Thin but solid ice on the upper half. Heavy avalanch risk, we heard several releases in the morning, so descended the zigzag.
with Dave E. Brown
Lots of snow but well consolidated, had to dig all the placements out. Thin but solid ice on the upper half. Heavy avalanch risk, we heard several releases in the morning, so descended the zigzag.
with Dave E. Brown
Mr Powly 6 Feb, 2010 AltLd
with tom.e
with tom.e
GraMc 2 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S a snorkel would have been more appropriate than crampons!, but managed it in under 3 hours
a snorkel would have been more appropriate than crampons!, but managed it in under 3 hours
Hidden ?Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
johnmctighe ?Feb, 2010 2nd
Mr Wild ?Feb, 2010 -
rockstott ?Feb, 2010 AltLd
mickd ?Feb, 2010 Lead O/S simulclimbed in perfect nick. First on and off the route.
simulclimbed in perfect nick. First on and off the route.
WilliamBurnside 28 Jan, 2010 AltLd
with R Bentley
with R Bentley
Hidden 27 Jan, 2010 -
groovy_nut 25 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S Snow conditions not brilliant, some horrendous insecure loose 'cruddy' snow sections making some of the easier 'moving together' type ground much harder and more serious (for us necessitating some extra pitching). Lots of rime higher up and somewhat better although still not brilliant snow conditions. Starting chimney poorly iced and really rather difficult. Good day out though - we completed the route in around 6 hours.
Snow conditions not brilliant, some horrendous insecure loose 'cruddy' snow sections making some of the easier 'moving together' type ground much harder and more serious (for us necessitating some extra pitching). Lots of rime higher up and somewhat better although still not brilliant snow conditions. Starting chimney poorly iced and really rather difficult. Good day out though - we completed the route in around 6 hours.
Merlin 24 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S Clear day, bitterly cold, early start, late finish. Slow going in deep snow. The dicey snow meant we were forced to tackle the rock buttresses direct instead of out flanking them. I personally think the route is overated.
with Alex Kelly
Clear day, bitterly cold, early start, late finish. Slow going in deep snow. The dicey snow meant we were forced to tackle the rock buttresses direct instead of out flanking them. I personally think the route is overated.
with Alex Kelly
DJayB 17 Jan, 2010 AltLd Good nick!
with rclarke
Good nick!
with rclarke
rclarke 17 Jan, 2010 AltLd tower gap!
with DJayB
tower gap!
with DJayB
Spence22 16 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Ed
with Ed
calumalien 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd Perfect Condition!
with Nath
Perfect Condition!
with Nath
J Brown 9 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S Brilliant. The route was in great condition, and lived up to my high expectations. We moved together over the easier ground - and I lead from the end of the Eastern Traverse up to the Great Tower, and into Tower Gap. A long, but thoroughly enjoyable day.
with RK
Brilliant. The route was in great condition, and lived up to my high expectations. We moved together over the easier ground - and I lead from the end of the Eastern Traverse up to the Great Tower, and into Tower Gap. A long, but thoroughly enjoyable day.
with RK
hikerman ??, 2010 -
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
ashpreston ??, 2010 -
Peter Reynolds ??, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
Summiteers ??, 2010 -
chmckay ??, 2010 2nd
Peter Holder 28 Dec, 2009 AltLd
with Richard Lydiatt
with Richard Lydiatt
robinsi197 28 Dec, 2009 Lead Slow going in soft snow. Took the summer line.
with Ben
Slow going in soft snow. Took the summer line.
with Ben
chapmand 14 Dec, 2009 AltLd
with Scott Webster
with Scott Webster
Chris L Hill 5 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Simon Pearce, gforce
with Simon Pearce, gforce
gforce 5 Dec, 2009 AltLd
with Chris L Hill, Simon
with Chris L Hill, Simon
Hidden 5 Dec, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 18 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Nov, 2009 -
tjmillen 14 Nov, 2009 Lead 15 hrs from car park to car park in bad condition and thick cloud. eastern traverse onwards in dark. great feeling to top out.
with trevor marrs, simon hall
15 hrs from car park to car park in bad condition and thick cloud. eastern traverse onwards in dark. great feeling to top out.
with trevor marrs, simon hall
tubby two ?Nov, 2009 AltLd
with Jimbo
with Jimbo
Hidden ?Nov, 2009 Lead dnf
jonnie3430 15 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nikki and Cora
with Nikki and Cora
SWalls 15 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Mike Coppock, Alex Moran
with Mike Coppock, Alex Moran
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
gb83 12 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S soloed up to TG. pitched the gap (masa leads) then solo to the top out. joined the ridge from the west past douglas gap as eastern gully was not in. took 3 hrs from the ridge. best mountain route ive done.heart in throat on the eastern traverse!
with masa
soloed up to TG. pitched the gap (masa leads) then solo to the top out. joined the ridge from the west past douglas gap as eastern gully was not in. took 3 hrs from the ridge. best mountain route ive done.heart in throat on the eastern traverse!
with masa
Simon Caldwell 11 Apr, 2009 AltLd Started up Eastern Gully. Rock with a little ice to below Little Tower then proper winter conditions above that. Pitched 3 sections, moved together or soloed the rest. A fantastic day. Descent via No 4.
with Carmen and Rob
Started up Eastern Gully. Rock with a little ice to below Little Tower then proper winter conditions above that. Pitched 3 sections, moved together or soloed the rest. A fantastic day. Descent via No 4.
with Carmen and Rob
lithos 11 Apr, 2009 AltLd great day out, moved together, soloed and lead various bits. Dusting of snow lower section and bits of water ice getting out of Douglas Gap. Led Eastern Traverse, Tower Gap and top out which was all fun
great day out, moved together, soloed and lead various bits. Dusting of snow lower section and bits of water ice getting out of Douglas Gap. Led Eastern Traverse, Tower Gap and top out which was all fun
Will Smith 11 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Absolutely amazing day. Overnight the snow had refrozen and most of the ridge had a light cover of fresh snow. Quite sunny for the bottom half so felt very alpine. We roped up near the little tower and moved together or pitched the rest of the route. Started snowing at the eastern traverse so the end felt quite epic. I led tower gap which was rather exciting and the final snow slopes were a bit unnerving on loose snow. Took about 8.5 hours in total. We finished off by leading two groups of walkers off the plateau who were lost in the mist.
with Matt and Andy
Absolutely amazing day. Overnight the snow had refrozen and most of the ridge had a light cover of fresh snow. Quite sunny for the bottom half so felt very alpine. We roped up near the little tower and moved together or pitched the rest of the route. Started snowing at the eastern traverse so the end felt quite epic. I led tower gap which was rather exciting and the final snow slopes were a bit unnerving on loose snow. Took about 8.5 hours in total. We finished off by leading two groups of walkers off the plateau who were lost in the mist.
with Matt and Andy
Ross L 10 Apr, 2009 2nd
Graeme Barr 5 Apr, 2009 2nd
with donald
with donald
Hidden 1 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2009 AltLd
adrianj 30 Mar, 2009 AltLd
with TimmyG
with TimmyG
Hidden 30 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
oldgrey 28 Mar, 2009 - Perfect weather, perfect climb. Very varied - loose powder, hard neve, thin ice, scramble, - conditions meant trickiest bit was just getting round the corner after Tower Gap - pretty vertical, no footholds, trust picks on thinish ice as you crab across...
with Virgil Scott
Perfect weather, perfect climb. Very varied - loose powder, hard neve, thin ice, scramble, - conditions meant trickiest bit was just getting round the corner after Tower Gap - pretty vertical, no footholds, trust picks on thinish ice as you crab across...
with Virgil Scott
niallk 28 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Plastered with snow and rime. Moved together with the odd pitch thrown in, up to the Eastern traverse in 1.5hrs. Pitched the next bits - tricky move up the rime covered wall (harder than III) after the buried fallen boulder. Waited 2.5hrs at Tower Gap due to congestion. Thought most would have cleared it as we had started so late...
with Drew Connelly
Plastered with snow and rime. Moved together with the odd pitch thrown in, up to the Eastern traverse in 1.5hrs. Pitched the next bits - tricky move up the rime covered wall (harder than III) after the buried fallen boulder. Waited 2.5hrs at Tower Gap due to congestion. Thought most would have cleared it as we had started so late...
with Drew Connelly
minch 25 Mar, 2009 2nd
markfairbank 24 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S Brillant route - loved it. The crux for me was getting out of Tower Gap. The Little Tower and Eastern Traverse were fine. Heading out into a worsening forecast meant we left the car park at 3.30am, on the route by 7 after abit of faffing around and topped out about midday with the wind picking up and vis dropping. Couldn't ab down 4 gully due to conditions so a long wet walk down the tourist track ensued.
Brillant route - loved it. The crux for me was getting out of Tower Gap. The Little Tower and Eastern Traverse were fine. Heading out into a worsening forecast meant we left the car park at 3.30am, on the route by 7 after abit of faffing around and topped out about midday with the wind picking up and vis dropping. Couldn't ab down 4 gully due to conditions so a long wet walk down the tourist track ensued.
SteveMyatt 24 Mar, 2009 2nd 3.00am start, topped out in a gale. Nice :)
with Mark Fairbank
3.00am start, topped out in a gale. Nice :)
with Mark Fairbank
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 2nd
Ken Applegate 21 Mar, 2009 Solo Soloed most of the route, moved together over Tower Gap. Fantastic route!
with Nigel Wombell, Scott Kirkhope
Soloed most of the route, moved together over Tower Gap. Fantastic route!
with Nigel Wombell, Scott Kirkhope
t_stork 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Steve Walls and Johannes
with Steve Walls and Johannes
SWalls 21 Mar, 2009 -
with Tom Stork, Johannes
with Tom Stork, Johannes
mikehenesy 20 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Mist, rain, snow and wind. Oh and soft crumbling snow. Missed the start got back on it though, up the left side. Couldn't see the drops fortunately. Shitty soft snow but done in good time and style!
with Chris Lodge
Mist, rain, snow and wind. Oh and soft crumbling snow. Missed the start got back on it though, up the left side. Couldn't see the drops fortunately. Shitty soft snow but done in good time and style!
with Chris Lodge
eldre070 19 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S Brilliant weather, but route could have benefitted from more snow/ice. Eastern Traverse was helped by a large path. A bit windy in Tower Gap. Caught up with another team. From the Douglas Gap to the summit in 3hr 45mins.
with Mark Stevenson
Brilliant weather, but route could have benefitted from more snow/ice. Eastern Traverse was helped by a large path. A bit windy in Tower Gap. Caught up with another team. From the Douglas Gap to the summit in 3hr 45mins.
with Mark Stevenson
Mark Stevenson 19 Mar, 2009 Lead rpt
Rachel S 18 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
hcooper 12 Mar, 2009 Lead http://blog.coopersphotos.co.uk/mountaineering/epic-north-face-of-ben-nevis-via-tower-ridge
with Jen80
http://blog.coopersphotos.co.uk/mountaineering/epic-north-face-of-ben-nevis-via-tower-ridge
with Jen80
Jen80 ?Mar, 2009 2nd
with hcooper
with hcooper
Kyuzo ?Mar, 2009 -
with Richard Scott
with Richard Scott
Hidden ?Mar, 2009 -
glaramara ?Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with dr marten
with dr marten
Mark Stevenson 24 Feb, 2009 Solo rpt
JonHarvey 23 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S 2.5 hours from CIC hut. Moved together whole route. Could have been more wintery but still awesome :)
2.5 hours from CIC hut. Moved together whole route. Could have been more wintery but still awesome :)
Hidden 23 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
John Carney 19 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S Superb winter conditions with rime and verglas higher up, good consolidated snow on the eastern traverse. Only three other parties seen on the rigde. A real pleasure to climb.
with Rob Jarvis
Superb winter conditions with rime and verglas higher up, good consolidated snow on the eastern traverse. Only three other parties seen on the rigde. A real pleasure to climb.
with Rob Jarvis
colinakmc 14 Feb, 2009 2nd Thin & icy. Incomparable!
Thin & icy. Incomparable!
Hidden 13 Feb, 2009 AltLd β
asmith37 13 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Matt Todd & Donald King
with Matt Todd & Donald King
wilkie14c 11 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S Great route, goes without saying. Managed to walk to the gap rather than crawling! ET was thin and scary! The final top snow field was an exillerating romp to the top.
with Dave Clarke
Great route, goes without saying. Managed to walk to the gap rather than crawling! ET was thin and scary! The final top snow field was an exillerating romp to the top.
with Dave Clarke
Cardi 9 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S Snow down to Fort William. Quite powdery. Ended up avoiding Tower Gap (thankfully) by going further along the traverse (following footprints) than expected. Topped out in moonlight at 7.30pm (8h on ridge!)
with Collin (Sarah's dad)
Snow down to Fort William. Quite powdery. Ended up avoiding Tower Gap (thankfully) by going further along the traverse (following footprints) than expected. Topped out in moonlight at 7.30pm (8h on ridge!)
with Collin (Sarah's dad)
Hidden 8 Feb, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 8 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Dunx 8 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Rich Kay ?Feb, 2009 AltLd
with Dave G
with Dave G
heist182 ?Feb, 2009 2nd Awesome stuff
with Ed Gladwyn
Awesome stuff
with Ed Gladwyn
woodenwealth ??, 2009 2nd dnf A very, very, very long day and most of a night. not to be underestimated, but fantastic climbing
with Mike Scott
A very, very, very long day and most of a night. not to be underestimated, but fantastic climbing
with Mike Scott
cragmanuk ??, 2009 -
with Ian Lamb
with Ian Lamb
Ross McGibbon ??, 2009 -
rossn ??, 2009 - I tremember this as being about the 18th time on the ridge. Weather was absolute perfection but the snow iffy. Ab off at the gap only to find out later that the last couple of hundred feet had the best snow of the day. Got some excellent pictures that day.
I tremember this as being about the 18th time on the ridge. Weather was absolute perfection but the snow iffy. Ab off at the gap only to find out later that the last couple of hundred feet had the best snow of the day. Got some excellent pictures that day.
sheffieldchris ??, 2009 -
Happy Wanderer ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Ken T
with Ken T
Alex Hofmann ??, 2009 -
JKeeley ??, 2009 2nd
vincentvega 13 Dec, 2008 AltLd Backed off on the little tower due to the huge ammount of powder snow making things very slow going. Will be back later in the seson when things have firmed up and you dont have to spend the day clearing powder to find pro placements!!
with danny robb
Backed off on the little tower due to the huge ammount of powder snow making things very slow going. Will be back later in the seson when things have firmed up and you dont have to spend the day clearing powder to find pro placements!!
with danny robb
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 2 Nov, 2008 Lead rpt
DJayB 1 Nov, 2008 Lead dnf
with Anna Trenneman
with Anna Trenneman
Patrick803 ?Sep, 2008 Lead
with Chris Clark
with Chris Clark
dalgleish33 5 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Iain Easingwood
with Iain Easingwood
Paulww 20 Apr, 2008 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 19 Apr, 2008 AltLd rpt what a route! much better than in summer. eastern traverse and great tower being the best section of the route for me. a must.
with paul
what a route! much better than in summer. eastern traverse and great tower being the best section of the route for me. a must.
with paul
lukehunt 18 Apr, 2008 AltLd
tommytuffa 18 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S Brilliant. 7 and a bit hours. In tricky IV 3 winter condition. Weather perfect though.
Brilliant. 7 and a bit hours. In tricky IV 3 winter condition. Weather perfect though.
Hidden 14 Apr, 2008 Lead
Hidden 14 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 11 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with George Taylor and Jim Keeley
with George Taylor and Jim Keeley
steven 10 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S First grade 3 winter climb. Fantastic conditions. Started at 10 o'clock and had the climb to our selves. More new snow overnight made it even better with all the previous days tracks completly covered. Finished about about half five. Previous day head light torches were seen at 11 o'clock at night from our tent behind the CIC hut.
with Matt Rushton
First grade 3 winter climb. Fantastic conditions. Started at 10 o'clock and had the climb to our selves. More new snow overnight made it even better with all the previous days tracks completly covered. Finished about about half five. Previous day head light torches were seen at 11 o'clock at night from our tent behind the CIC hut.
with Matt Rushton
david0811 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with Mark Reid
with Mark Reid
Sam W 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with Martin Lane
with Martin Lane
luckyjim ?Apr, 2008 AltLd
with C Hossack
with C Hossack
Hidden 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave 23 Mar, 2008 -
with long
with long
Ed Booth 22 Mar, 2008 -
Adam Booth 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Mar, 2008 AltLd
dan gibson 17 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with brian
with brian
Ross Barnes 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S Looong day, behind sloooow people! never follow, never follow, never follow etc etc.!
Looong day, behind sloooow people! never follow, never follow, never follow etc etc.!
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 15 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S Perfect weather and good conditions made it a memorable day. We soloed most of it just roping up for the harder pitches
with Nigel Jenkins
Perfect weather and good conditions made it a memorable day. We soloed most of it just roping up for the harder pitches
with Nigel Jenkins
Itchy Starfish 15 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
with Chris
with Chris
GScot38 ?Mar, 2008 AltLd
gregor ?Mar, 2008 -
CurlyStevo ?Mar, 2008 AltLd Perfect conditions 2-4 inches of powder sitting on top of perfect ice and neve. Blue skies and amazing views. Took just over 5 hours, did it on a sunday and didn't encounter any parties on the actual ridge at all!
with Ben
Perfect conditions 2-4 inches of powder sitting on top of perfect ice and neve. Blue skies and amazing views. Took just over 5 hours, did it on a sunday and didn't encounter any parties on the actual ridge at all!
with Ben
Hannah Evans 17 Feb, 2008 2nd
with Max Hunter
with Max Hunter
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2008 Lead
Simonfarfaraway 14 Feb, 2008 AltLd Solo most of route
with Huw
Solo most of route
with Huw
cham749 6 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
with Henry Methold
with Henry Methold
mic_b 2 Feb, 2008 -
with Chris Ensoll
with Chris Ensoll
Hidden ?Feb, 2008 Solo
Chris Reid ?Feb, 2008 -
Captain Solo 22 Jan, 2008 Solo 2 hrs, whole ridge to myself, perfect conditions.
2 hrs, whole ridge to myself, perfect conditions.
Bezz 16 Jan, 2008 Lead
hamish2016 2 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S Two parties of two (other party Chris Burn & Cat Kilburn). Very windy but an awesome day out. 11 hours from leaving North Face car park to return.
with Jim
Two parties of two (other party Chris Burn & Cat Kilburn). Very windy but an awesome day out. 11 hours from leaving North Face car park to return.
with Jim
jam_rich ?Jan, 2008 AltLd
Diggler ?Jan, 2008 Lead O/S
Charlie wp Hill ??, 2008 AltLd
Phill_ Thompson ??, 2008 AltLd
with Matt Newman
with Matt Newman
inuklm ??, 2008 -
with john chattaway
with john chattaway
smac ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead O/S
ewan i ?Dec, 2007 2nd
Dinger 25 Nov, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Pete Davies
with Pete Davies
David Revill 21 Nov, 2007 2nd β Fantastically difficult as first winter accent, but huge sense of satisfaction after reaching the top.
with West Coast Mountain Guides
Fantastically difficult as first winter accent, but huge sense of satisfaction after reaching the top.
with West Coast Mountain Guides
ian6206 5 Sep, 2007 AltLd rpt fantastic route but complete reflection at the top-plenty of snow and strong winds.fantastic climb though,long walk in mind and a very long day. 13 hours in all.loved it
fantastic route but complete reflection at the top-plenty of snow and strong winds.fantastic climb though,long walk in mind and a very long day. 13 hours in all.loved it
mulletcocktail2000 4 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S top route! moved alpine style for most of the route. piched the tricky sections due to adverse weather.
with joe
top route! moved alpine style for most of the route. piched the tricky sections due to adverse weather.
with joe
Hidden 4 Apr, 2007 AltLd dnf
Hidden 4 Apr, 2007 AltLd dnf
RobScotland 2 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with jonnyb
with jonnyb
Hidden 1 Apr, 2007 -
mart rich 1 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S Beautiful day, great location and good company
with Steve Moody, Steve Cox
Beautiful day, great location and good company
with Steve Moody, Steve Cox
Luke Kelly 1 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S Perfect weather, awesome climb.
with Rhian Evans and James Cross
Perfect weather, awesome climb.
with Rhian Evans and James Cross
Hidden 1 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 26 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
SWalls 25 Mar, 2007 AltLd Awesome route. Perfect conditions and perfect weather. Started late so only queuing was for about a minute at tower gap and we topped out to an awesome sunset.
with plummet
Awesome route. Perfect conditions and perfect weather. Started late so only queuing was for about a minute at tower gap and we topped out to an awesome sunset.
with plummet
Neil Mackenzie 24 Mar, 2007 AltLd What a beaut!!! took us 11hrs, with plenty of queuing on a fine sunny day with loads of other parties on the route. managed to fall out of tower gap which was quite scary!
What a beaut!!! took us 11hrs, with plenty of queuing on a fine sunny day with loads of other parties on the route. managed to fall out of tower gap which was quite scary!
andymoin 24 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Beautiful day with the ridge in great condition, pitched little tower; found the first pitch of this the the hardest bit with some interesting mixed moves. The eastern traverse and the gap were also pitched with the approach to the gap felling very exposed, I led out and got a belay on a hammered axe and a spike, Neil took a 10m fall when he tried to get out of the gap, very exciting. We toped out just as the sun went down. Took us 11 hours because of the queues, would say IV, 3 is an appropriated grade as its a very hard day, wow what a route.
Beautiful day with the ridge in great condition, pitched little tower; found the first pitch of this the the hardest bit with some interesting mixed moves. The eastern traverse and the gap were also pitched with the approach to the gap felling very exposed, I led out and got a belay on a hammered axe and a spike, Neil took a 10m fall when he tried to get out of the gap, very exciting. We toped out just as the sun went down. Took us 11 hours because of the queues, would say IV, 3 is an appropriated grade as its a very hard day, wow what a route.
Hidden 24 Mar, 2007 -
stuartm555 24 Mar, 2007 2nd
Hidden 23 Mar, 2007 AltLd
NathanP 13 Mar, 2007 2nd
crispy 2 Mar, 2007 2nd β
CJE 2 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Route in good condition, which unfortunately drew numerous parties to the ridge. Resulted in waits of up to two hours at the choke points of Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Topped out at 6 and descended in the dark in a blizzard.
with Mark Anstey, Chris Haynes
Route in good condition, which unfortunately drew numerous parties to the ridge. Resulted in waits of up to two hours at the choke points of Eastern Traverse and Tower Gap. Topped out at 6 and descended in the dark in a blizzard.
with Mark Anstey, Chris Haynes
Hidden ?Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
DavidBarraclough ?Mar, 2007 AltLd
Fraser Hughes 26 Feb, 2007 - On my 21st Birthday! Brilliant conditions and weather. Took 4 hours pitched the little tower and the gap.
with ontour
On my 21st Birthday! Brilliant conditions and weather. Took 4 hours pitched the little tower and the gap.
with ontour
aged_ape 18 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
Plastikote 18 Feb, 2007 -
lazyhopkins 17 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Jon Lynch
with Jon Lynch
jl 17 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2007 AltLd
gregor ?Feb, 2007 -
Julian Prieto ?Feb, 2007 2nd O/S
with Steve Wales
with Steve Wales
Dave Searle 27 Jan, 2007 Lead O/S
with sim
with sim
Mihkel 27 Jan, 2007 AltLd O/S Pleasant. The Eastern Traverse was particularly good. Both of us took advantage of the in-situ sling at the Gap. Just under 3 hrs.
with Gareth Tucker
Pleasant. The Eastern Traverse was particularly good. Both of us took advantage of the in-situ sling at the Gap. Just under 3 hrs.
with Gareth Tucker
Hidden 21 Jan, 2007 AltLd
Alexander123 7 Jan, 2007 2nd
with John, Alan
with John, Alan
Hidden ?Jan, 2007 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2007 -
leigh ?Jan, 2007 2nd awesome
with Martin
awesome
with Martin
glenngordon ??, 2007 Lead
keith leonard ??, 2007 Lead
with wife
with wife
JimH ??, 2007 -
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
Hidden 23 Apr, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 19 Apr, 2006 -
French Erick 14 Apr, 2006 Solo after being spat out of .5 (heavy spindrifts) decided to do Tower Ridge. We roped up and move together from the eastern traverse. easy but magnificent. A real classic
with Tom Chamberlain
after being spat out of .5 (heavy spindrifts) decided to do Tower Ridge. We roped up and move together from the eastern traverse. easy but magnificent. A real classic
with Tom Chamberlain
Fatherof2 14 Apr, 2006 -
with Jeff, Roger
with Jeff, Roger
Hidden 3 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
NickBrown ?Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
norwooderson ?Apr, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 25 Mar, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 22 Mar, 2006 -
Hidden 21 Mar, 2006 AltLd
Luke Brooks 21 Mar, 2006 AltLd
IanMcC 18 Mar, 2006 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 18 Mar, 2006 AltLd
smithaldo 18 Mar, 2006 AltLd O/S great day but had to queue alot, good fun on the mixed bits!
with Clegg
great day but had to queue alot, good fun on the mixed bits!
with Clegg
Shaw Brown 18 Mar, 2006 AltLd Blue skies all day, no wind, this can't be Scotland!
Blue skies all day, no wind, this can't be Scotland!
Feeling bold 8 Mar, 2006 2nd An experience, some excellent climbing with a couple of scarey axe-dangling moments, took 5 and a half hours. Not sure how I would get across the gap without axes in the summer?!
with Mike (UK), Andy
An experience, some excellent climbing with a couple of scarey axe-dangling moments, took 5 and a half hours. Not sure how I would get across the gap without axes in the summer?!
with Mike (UK), Andy
nicholas Barrowclough 7 Mar, 2006 AltLd O/S Lovely sunny day, great views. Could enjoy it more this time than last time when I was soloing!
with Tim Davies
Lovely sunny day, great views. Could enjoy it more this time than last time when I was soloing!
with Tim Davies
HIGHTOWER 3 Mar, 2006 AltLd β My best winter day to date!
with Ali Beer, Chris Morrison
My best winter day to date!
with Ali Beer, Chris Morrison
sacdenouilles 3 Mar, 2006 Lead
with D Pemble
with D Pemble
martinuk1001 ?Mar, 2006 -
Hidden ?Mar, 2006 -
Jon Pilling ?Mar, 2006 2nd O/S
with steve prescott
with steve prescott
reg_measures 25 Feb, 2006 Lead O/S Awesome route, took 4hours 20mins with claire despite getting stuck behind someone doing three pitches on the eastern traverse - would have prefered to do as 1.
with claire salter
Awesome route, took 4hours 20mins with claire despite getting stuck behind someone doing three pitches on the eastern traverse - would have prefered to do as 1.
with claire salter
geoff b 24 Feb, 2006 AltLd A brilliant 'day' out; glorious sunshine, firm snow & 2+ hours from the bottom to the summit. Lots of moving together & pitched the moves into & out of the gap.
with Rod W
A brilliant 'day' out; glorious sunshine, firm snow & 2+ hours from the bottom to the summit. Lots of moving together & pitched the moves into & out of the gap.
with Rod W
Hidden 24 Feb, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 18 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
Spade 17 Feb, 2006 Lead
Ed Saint 17 Feb, 2006 - Covered in powder, very time consuming!
Covered in powder, very time consuming!
Hidden 13 Feb, 2006 2nd
DaleB ?Feb, 2006 -
with GD
with GD
Conan ?Feb, 2006 Lead O/S
with Rachel
with Rachel
JDSwain ?Feb, 2006 - Britains Longest route at 16 and with Andy Nisbet, can ney ask for more!!
with Andy Nisbet, Ian Swain
Britains Longest route at 16 and with Andy Nisbet, can ney ask for more!!
with Andy Nisbet, Ian Swain
Francis Blunt Climb-Norge ?Feb, 2006 AltLd
with Joe Williams
with Joe Williams
Hidden ?Feb, 2006 AltLd
lawrenceK ?Feb, 2006 Lead
david morse ?Jan, 2006 AltLd
with chris todd
with chris todd
dangates ??, 2006 -
with Cheese/ Tim Darlow
with Cheese/ Tim Darlow
beardy mike ??, 2006 AltLd
with Bill Naylor
with Bill Naylor
Hidden ??, 2006 Solo
John Kettle ??, 2006 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2006 AltLd
centurion05 ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
jamestheyip ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
with Miguel Ciriza
Simon K ?Nov, 2005 AltLd β Led to Tower Gap with beta from DK. DK led from there.
with JB,DK
Led to Tower Gap with beta from DK. DK led from there.
with JB,DK
dave moseley ?Sep, 2005 Lead
Kamikaze Badger ?Sep, 2005 2nd Cracking day out - with views to match.
with Dave Moseley
Cracking day out - with views to match.
with Dave Moseley
steveP 24 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Simon Flower
with Simon Flower
Hidden 14 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
mikecopp 6 Mar, 2005 Lead
with Tom O Grady
with Tom O Grady
Mark Stevenson 5 Mar, 2005 Solo O/S
RunningMan 5 Mar, 2005 Lead O/S Held up by slow party in front. V cold on belays. Use of bivvy shelter essential
with Keith Bevan
Held up by slow party in front. V cold on belays. Use of bivvy shelter essential
with Keith Bevan
George Ormerod 3 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S Excellent
Excellent
icescrew ?Mar, 2005 AltLd Just romped along it with running belays staying ahead of the faster teams behind. A Good Friday Day completed in 3and half hours.
with The Fox
Just romped along it with running belays staying ahead of the faster teams behind. A Good Friday Day completed in 3and half hours.
with The Fox
Jon Pilling ?Mar, 2005 2nd O/S Camped overnight in an ice cave (not enough snow for a snow hole) - Devo'd
with steve prescott
Camped overnight in an ice cave (not enough snow for a snow hole) - Devo'd
with steve prescott
Hidden 21 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
dan cowley 6 Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S In Winter! Not sure if I have selected the right one.
with Colin Hastie
In Winter! Not sure if I have selected the right one.
with Colin Hastie
gripped01 ?Feb, 2005 Lead dnf A party of 2 had fall on Eastern Traverse and needed to reverse route, benighted, 27 hrs.
with Bobby G
A party of 2 had fall on Eastern Traverse and needed to reverse route, benighted, 27 hrs.
with Bobby G
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
KeithW ?Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Andy Rice
with Andy Rice
mike.moss ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Alex Cowan
with Alex Cowan
JasonK ??, 2005 AltLd
with Alec Carr
with Alec Carr
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
Jasonic ??, 2005 AltLd
GPN ??, 2005 AltLd
oor wullie ??, 2005 -
with Matthew Croll
with Matthew Croll
nicholas Barrowclough 22 Dec, 2004 Solo hard in deep powder and verglass. some difficult mixed climbing to regain the ridge after the eastern traverse.
hard in deep powder and verglass. some difficult mixed climbing to regain the ridge after the eastern traverse.
James B 11 Apr, 2004 -
Rob Oram 11 Apr, 2004 AltLd O/S Excellent day out, faster than we anticipated. In the top three climbs I've done! Had a hariy start after going a bit far up the gully and then cut across on to the ridge on decidely dodgy snow.
with James Booth
Excellent day out, faster than we anticipated. In the top three climbs I've done! Had a hariy start after going a bit far up the gully and then cut across on to the ridge on decidely dodgy snow.
with James Booth
John Pickles 30 Mar, 2004 AltLd O/S
with 8848
with 8848
Andrew Barker 30 Mar, 2004 Lead O/S Soloed up to the Eastern Traverse. Snow on all of it but felt like summer Alpine conditions.
with John Barker
Soloed up to the Eastern Traverse. Snow on all of it but felt like summer Alpine conditions.
with John Barker
Hidden 30 Mar, 2004 AltLd
Andy Clarke 13 Mar, 2004 Lead O/S Staying at CIC hut, so should have been first on route, but spent a couple of hours walking back down path looking for the axe Chris had lost on the walk-in in the dark. No joy. Now last on route, and had a long wait in queue at the Gap. But worked to our advantage: by the time we topped out, the all-day clag was breaking and we had the summit plateau to ourselves. I was greeted by a small twite (I think) looking at me quizzically: the only moving thing in all that white. Then back to CIC hut for whisky and philosophising deep into the night. A brilliant day.
with ChrisB
Staying at CIC hut, so should have been first on route, but spent a couple of hours walking back down path looking for the axe Chris had lost on the walk-in in the dark. No joy. Now last on route, and had a long wait in queue at the Gap. But worked to our advantage: by the time we topped out, the all-day clag was breaking and we had the summit plateau to ourselves. I was greeted by a small twite (I think) looking at me quizzically: the only moving thing in all that white. Then back to CIC hut for whisky and philosophising deep into the night. A brilliant day.
with ChrisB
Elastic Jones 10 Mar, 2004 Lead O/S
with Chris Cox
with Chris Cox
Ann S ?Mar, 2004 2nd Following Guide
with Guide
Following Guide
with Guide
Hidden 28 Feb, 2004 2nd rpt
Hidden 18 Feb, 2004 AltLd O/S
tom.e ?Feb, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Everett
with Charlie Everett
1202alarm ?Feb, 2004 -
cliffy ?Feb, 2004 AltLd
with Paul Crowsley
with Paul Crowsley
tradandybrown ?Feb, 2004 -
akhughes ??, 2004 Lead O/S Moved togethre at night by full moon. Brill!
with Steptoe
Moved togethre at night by full moon. Brill!
with Steptoe
dthomson ??, 2004 -
with JOHN BURNS
with JOHN BURNS
chris warner ?Sep, 2003 -
five ?Apr, 2003 AltLd O/S
with JT
with JT
Hidden 23 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Hidden 20 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Jonnaylor 17 Mar, 2003 Lead 5 hours
with Percy
5 hours
with Percy
McGus 8 Mar, 2003 2nd
with Ruth and Donald
with Ruth and Donald
gripped01 ?Mar, 2003 AltLd
with Jon Naylor
with Jon Naylor
Tim W 21 Feb, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Wilkinson
with Andrew Wilkinson
Hidden ?Feb, 2003 Lead
James W ?Feb, 2003 AltLd O/S stag do effort
with john sanday
stag do effort
with john sanday
Hidden ?Feb, 2003 AltLd rpt
Gambit ?Feb, 2003 Lead O/S
with Carl, Tim
with Carl, Tim
rossn ?Feb, 2003 AltLd O/S Technically not difficult but committing. Climbed in dreadfull conditions. Just remember we went straight up the face after the first levelling instead of the diagonal rising ramp to the right. That put us behind schedule on what was an awful day anyway.
with Nick Bryan
Technically not difficult but committing. Climbed in dreadfull conditions. Just remember we went straight up the face after the first levelling instead of the diagonal rising ramp to the right. That put us behind schedule on what was an awful day anyway.
with Nick Bryan
Antony Mariani ??, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Jon Rae
with Jon Rae
NeilGriffiths 1 Apr, 2002 -
with Tom Hubbard
with Tom Hubbard
Gman ?Apr, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Carl, Rich
with Carl, Rich
Conan 2 Mar, 2002 Lead Dave fell into Tower Gap. Not helping himself by pulling the sling of the block as he went. I made the mistake of belaying him from the gap. No damage done though!
with Goody
Dave fell into Tower Gap. Not helping himself by pulling the sling of the block as he went. I made the mistake of belaying him from the gap. No damage done though!
with Goody
Goody 2 Mar, 2002 2nd dog fell 8m at Tower Gap
with Conan
fell 8m at Tower Gap
with Conan
David Horwood ?Mar, 2002 -
Hidden ?Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S
t p hubbard ?Mar, 2002 -
The Bad Cough 15 Feb, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Christian Minett
with Christian Minett
PennyL ?Feb, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Jon Ascroft
with Jon Ascroft
seanyt ?Feb, 2002 Solo
Tarquin ??, 2002 -
Hidden ?Apr, 2001 AltLd O/S
Jamie B ?Apr, 2001 AltLd
with Simon Franks
with Simon Franks
Hidden ?Apr, 2001 AltLd
Hidden ?Mar, 2001 AltLd O/S
crowberry gully 18 Feb, 2001 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
with Ross McGibbon
bandersnatch ?Feb, 2001 Lead
with Mairi B
with Mairi B
Hidden ?Jan, 2001 2nd
niall_mac ?Nov, 2000 2nd deep deep wet snow, took 8 hour for the ridge
deep deep wet snow, took 8 hour for the ridge
manmike ?Apr, 2000 AltLd O/S
with jon
with jon
James Gordon ?Apr, 2000 -
jgordon75 ??, 2000 AltLd 2.75 hours hut to hut
with Dave Evans
2.75 hours hut to hut
with Dave Evans
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 Solo
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Tarquin ??, 2000 -
prcleary ??, 2000 AltLd
with barny hopton
with barny hopton
DermotShiels 8 Mar, 1999 -
Hidden 6 Mar, 1999 AltLd
frost ?Mar, 1999 Solo
Dave Almond 20 Feb, 1999 Solo O/S Alpine blue skies, amazing views.
Alpine blue skies, amazing views.
Chad123 ?Feb, 1999 -
with Muppet
with Muppet
Tarquin ??, 1999 -
Tarquin ??, 1999 -
kjbix ??, 1999 AltLd
with Rob Gray
with Rob Gray
fritz_in_aotearoa ??, 1999 -
nickdonohue 9 Mar, 1998 AltLd
with Caley Latham
with Caley Latham
Hidden 7 Mar, 1998 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 1998 AltLd
Hidden 13 Jan, 1998 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark 13 Jan, 1998 AltLd
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
Louis Hume ??, 1998 Lead
with Mustillos
with Mustillos
Hidden 12 Feb, 1997 Lead O/S
iskra2000 21 Jan, 1997 AltLd Sunset & moon shining through on summit. No rush & great day out. Stayed at C.I.C. Hut.
with Mark Smith
Sunset & moon shining through on summit. No rush & great day out. Stayed at C.I.C. Hut.
with Mark Smith
Neil Conway ??, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Steve Hardy
with Steve Hardy
Conan 29 Dec, 1996 AltLd O/S My 2nd scariest climbing moment ever when Tony tested a belay and pulled the block out of the wall resulting in a full rope length fall (150 feet) off the side of the ridge. To this day, I still can't work out how I held on with no other protection! Continued to the summit with 2 broken ribs and a knackered rope.
with Tony Chaplin
My 2nd scariest climbing moment ever when Tony tested a belay and pulled the block out of the wall resulting in a full rope length fall (150 feet) off the side of the ridge. To this day, I still can't work out how I held on with no other protection! Continued to the summit with 2 broken ribs and a knackered rope.
with Tony Chaplin
Tim Bateman 6 Apr, 1996 Lead
Hidden 6 Apr, 1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 1996 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 1996 Lead
michaelb1 ?Mar, 1996 Lead Good day on firm snow
Good day on firm snow
mike hope ?Mar, 1996 AltLd O/S super day
with Martin S
super day
with Martin S
michaelb1 ?Mar, 1996 AltLd O/S Climbed on good neve, superb
Climbed on good neve, superb
peterneden 4 Feb, 1996 -
Hidden ?Feb, 1996 -
butteredfrog ?Apr, 1995 -
Hidden ?Apr, 1995 Solo
Hidden 8 Feb, 1995 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 1995 -
TobyA ?Apr, 1994 AltLd O/S Classic day, down via CMD Arete.
with Ed
Classic day, down via CMD Arete.
with Ed
Hidden ?Apr, 1994 AltLd O/S
Nettle 11 Jan, 1994 Lead O/S *** - Al Dinmore Fresh snow. An epic day finishing in the dark and snow on the summit. Careful navigation required back down.
with Al Dinmore
*** - Al Dinmore Fresh snow. An epic day finishing in the dark and snow on the summit. Careful navigation required back down.
with Al Dinmore
charlesmfrench 6 Mar, 1993 Lead
with Adrian Draper
with Adrian Draper
djmarko75 ?Mar, 1993 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Feb, 1993 Solo
cornishmackem ?Feb, 1993 AltLd O/S
with Tim Bantam
with Tim Bantam
Hidden ?Jan, 1993 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?Apr, 1992 AltLd O/S
FrankW ?Mar, 1992 AltLd O/S
with Unknown
with Unknown
NickJH ?Feb, 1992 AltLd O/S
with NBarrowclough
with NBarrowclough
Hidden ?Feb, 1992 AltLd O/S
marcoleptic ?Feb, 1992 AltLd O/S
with Banjo
with Banjo
Sime64 18 Apr, 1991 2nd O/S
with Alan Kimber Guide
with Alan Kimber Guide
Iain Thow 23 Mar, 1991 Lead Moved together for much of it. Neil's first winter climb.
with Liz Jolley, Neil Davis
Moved together for much of it. Neil's first winter climb.
with Liz Jolley, Neil Davis
Small and weak ?Mar, 1991 Lead
with Steve Bryce
with Steve Bryce
Grezza ?Feb, 1991 Solo
craig h 8 Jan, 1991 AltLd
with Nick D
with Nick D
Hidden ??, 1991 Solo
Hidden 7 Nov, 1990 Solo
clarky_two ?Jul, 1990 -
Yourlead 22 Apr, 1990 Lead
with Iain
with Iain
rob from scotland 12 Mar, 1990 Lead O/S http://www.paperclip.org.uk/travel/climbing.htm <a>href="http://www.paperclip.org.uk/travel/climbing.htm"</a>
with Tom Shaw
http://www.paperclip.org.uk/travel/climbing.htm <a>href="http://www.paperclip.org.uk/travel/climbing.htm"</a>
with Tom Shaw
pauldrew ??, 1990 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1990 AltLd
Hidden 27 Dec, 1989 AltLd
steveb2006 9 Dec, 1989 AltLd Not much snow but a good climb non the less - solo most of it - only roping up for Tower gap. Mainly clear settled weather with good views.
with Mervyn Dudley
Not much snow but a good climb non the less - solo most of it - only roping up for Tower gap. Mainly clear settled weather with good views.
with Mervyn Dudley
Hidden 15 Apr, 1989 Solo
pingora 4 Mar, 1989 AltLd
with Cooper
with Cooper
Steve Crowe 26 Feb, 1989 Solo O/S Very fast ascent. Roped up for the Tower Gap only.
Very fast ascent. Roped up for the Tower Gap only.
Hidden 3 Jan, 1989 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 12 Mar, 1988 AltLd O/S
with Fergeous Turbot
with Fergeous Turbot
ChrisMarden ?Mar, 1988 AltLd Brilliant ! Rock climbing at Polldubh the next day
with Simon
Brilliant ! Rock climbing at Polldubh the next day
with Simon
surfbish ?Feb, 1988 Lead O/S
QuicNic ??, 1988 AltLd Initial good conditions but powdery at the gap and had to queue for 4 hours while we struggled to get out......Topped out around 1am.....I will always remember this! Some guys behind us topped out so late (well early) they decided to wait for dawn on top.
Initial good conditions but powdery at the gap and had to queue for 4 hours while we struggled to get out......Topped out around 1am.....I will always remember this! Some guys behind us topped out so late (well early) they decided to wait for dawn on top.
gallonj ??, 1988 -
Tim Sparrow ??, 1988 - Slept on the top. Sleep is not an accurate description. Serves us right for leaving Glen Nevis at 9.30am in Feb.
with Scoob, Alex Langdon
Slept on the top. Sleep is not an accurate description. Serves us right for leaving Glen Nevis at 9.30am in Feb.
with Scoob, Alex Langdon
Hidden ?Apr, 1987 AltLd
Richard Weller 2 Mar, 1987 AltLd
with John Sanders, Nigel Thompson
with John Sanders, Nigel Thompson
Hidden 17 Feb, 1987 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 1987 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 1987 Lead
Hidden 5 Jan, 1987 Lead
clampton ?Jan, 1987 AltLd
with Big Rory
with Big Rory
Hidden ?Apr, 1986 AltLd
scree ?Feb, 1986 AltLd
Hidden 6 Jan, 1986 AltLd dnf
johnkeith ??, 1986 AltLd
with G. Callander
with G. Callander
Hidden ?Mar, 1985 AltLd
neil3965 ?Jan, 1985 AltLd
with Pete McKenzie
with Pete McKenzie
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1985 Solo
roncaves 31 Dec, 1984 AltLd dnf Ran out of daylight, rapped from Tower Gap
with Clive Roberts
Ran out of daylight, rapped from Tower Gap
with Clive Roberts
Neil McA 2 Apr, 1984 AltLd O/S
with Richard White
with Richard White
Pete Pozman 23 Feb, 1984 AltLd O/S Perfect conditions. I only led the pitch past the tower
with Andy Bennett
Perfect conditions. I only led the pitch past the tower
with Andy Bennett
steveb2006 15 Feb, 1984 AltLd My winter highlight so far. Start via West Gully, Superb ascent in perfect weather.
with Terry Lister
My winter highlight so far. Start via West Gully, Superb ascent in perfect weather.
with Terry Lister
Martin Haworth ??, 1984 AltLd O/S
with tim wright
with tim wright
Mark Kemball 21 Mar, 1983 AltLd
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Sean Kelly ?Jan, 1983 AltLd Stuck behind a very slow party, and consequently onto the plateau in the dark and truly wild weather. Another descent down Five Fingers Gully! All part of the full Scottish experience! An ascent with Paul Harding a couple of years later resulted in retreat from just below the Eastern Traverse with 20+ people in the queue ahead of us. Perfect neve too!
with Jim Symon
Stuck behind a very slow party, and consequently onto the plateau in the dark and truly wild weather. Another descent down Five Fingers Gully! All part of the full Scottish experience! An ascent with Paul Harding a couple of years later resulted in retreat from just below the Eastern Traverse with 20+ people in the queue ahead of us. Perfect neve too!
with Jim Symon
Bob ??, 1983 Solo O/S Took 75mins
Took 75mins
nigehughes ?Feb, 1982 AltLd
with Andy Moser
with Andy Moser
GordonHart ?Jan, 1982 AltLd O/S
with Dave Monteith
with Dave Monteith
Hidden 4 Aug, 1981 Lead
Hidden ?Mar, 1981 -
Hidden 6 Apr, 1980 AltLd
Bruce Kerr 28 Jan, 1980 AltLd
with Lesley Kirkwood
with Lesley Kirkwood
Campbell42 ??, 1980 AltLd O/S
with Bob Teale, John Bogg, Alan Whitworth
with Bob Teale, John Bogg, Alan Whitworth
Hidden ?Mar, 1977 AltLd
Falko 22 Feb, 1976 AltLd O/S Al's diary records 'Done in a howling gale and whiteout'. It was a full-value Scottish day then!
with Al W.
Al's diary records 'Done in a howling gale and whiteout'. It was a full-value Scottish day then!
with Al W.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 12 Apr, 1975 -
Derek Ryden 4 Mar, 1975 AltLd O/S Traversed too low. Climbed difficult and largely unprotected (and belay-less) pitch to regain the Eastern Traverse
with Derek Holt
Traversed too low. Climbed difficult and largely unprotected (and belay-less) pitch to regain the Eastern Traverse
with Derek Holt
Martin Bennett 8 Feb, 1975 -
with Harry Bickerstaffe
with Harry Bickerstaffe
Hidden ??, 1975 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1975 -
Hidden ?Mar, 1969 AltLd
uphillnow ?Jan, 1964 Lead Bobs first winter route I think. Done a number of times whilst living in Onich including one night ascent in deep powder after work.
with bob Taplin
Bobs first winter route I think. Done a number of times whilst living in Onich including one night ascent in deep powder after work.
with bob Taplin
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