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Anhibian 8 Mar AltLd Took the direct finish. The icefall was in good nick and lots of fun was had on the first pitch. Witnessed several avalanches on Raeburns Wall area.
with Jared Kelvey-Brown
Took the direct finish. The icefall was in good nick and lots of fun was had on the first pitch. Witnessed several avalanches on Raeburns Wall area.
with Jared Kelvey-Brown
Andy Moles 5 Mar Lead Surprisingly decent conditions, plenty of first swing snow-ice. A lot of steeper things still look too thin.
with Pete Herd, Amy
Surprisingly decent conditions, plenty of first swing snow-ice. A lot of steeper things still look too thin.
with Pete Herd, Amy
peter.herd 5 Mar 2nd
Amy Pritchett 5 Mar 2nd
JSCB ?? -
graemew ?? -
dwc 11 Mar, 2018 Lead dnf Burried under nasty snow, no gear. Backed off and went up no2 gully instead
Burried under nasty snow, no gear. Backed off and went up no2 gully instead
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead O/S
tbm 19 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
GlennWatson 18 Mar, 2016 Solo
luckyjim 13 Feb, 2016 Solo
Zoomer 10 Feb, 2016 Lead Leading two students. Think I went wrong by climbing too far to the right (5-10m from buttress edge). Simple climbing (II/III) but really poor gear and no anchor to be found. Didn't want to take novices on that so back climbed the whole lot and went up No. 2 Gully.
with A Student
Leading two students. Think I went wrong by climbing too far to the right (5-10m from buttress edge). Simple climbing (II/III) but really poor gear and no anchor to be found. Didn't want to take novices on that so back climbed the whole lot and went up No. 2 Gully.
with A Student
stratandrew 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Good Neve and Ice on most of this, poor belays throughout. steady climbing at Grade III. Good route.
Good Neve and Ice on most of this, poor belays throughout. steady climbing at Grade III. Good route.
Stuart Hurworth 6 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S Climbed as a three. Spent a while digging at the start to find some gear for a belay, then much waiting as more digging for belays took place with limited success! Good route, easy start to the years climbing, reasonable neve.
with Steve Graham, stratandrew
Climbed as a three. Spent a while digging at the start to find some gear for a belay, then much waiting as more digging for belays took place with limited success! Good route, easy start to the years climbing, reasonable neve.
with Steve Graham, stratandrew
Trace 3 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S first grade 3 winter climb, absolutely loved it!
first grade 3 winter climb, absolutely loved it!
Hidden 23 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 5 Jan, 2016 2nd O/S
Col Kingshott 5 Jan, 2016 Lead Easy climbing, not much gear.
with Tobydud
Easy climbing, not much gear.
with Tobydud
robgixer 1 Jan, 2016 Lead Not great for gear due to soft thin ice
Not great for gear due to soft thin ice
Hidden ??, 2016 -
SeƔnM 31 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S Ice not fully formed
Ice not fully formed
Ken Christie 14 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
oliverk 14 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Great snow/ice conditions but hardly any gear
with Larissa
Great snow/ice conditions but hardly any gear
with Larissa
Nathan Adam 6 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Pretty decent conditions, led the groove line of ice to start with a nice steep step half way and good screws for pro. Good ice once you got through the first layer of crud. Really nice little route. Beware of the guidebook 120m, more like 180.
Pretty decent conditions, led the groove line of ice to start with a nice steep step half way and good screws for pro. Good ice once you got through the first layer of crud. Really nice little route. Beware of the guidebook 120m, more like 180.
biggianthead 28 Dec, 2014 - In condition, but the ice build up was on the thin side - especially on first pitch - hard to protect.
with T
In condition, but the ice build up was on the thin side - especially on first pitch - hard to protect.
with T
erictant 28 Dec, 2014 AltLd Started with 2 steep ice pitches (IV). Lead snow slope. Fantastic conditions and weather.
with Mick Tighe, cox
Started with 2 steep ice pitches (IV). Lead snow slope. Fantastic conditions and weather.
with Mick Tighe, cox
KeithW 5 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S Last of the day. Perfect ice & neve, an unalloyed joy to climb.
Last of the day. Perfect ice & neve, an unalloyed joy to climb.
Koon 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S lead the ice pitches which were in excellent condition but snow very sugary. Belays were hard to find!
with Mhairi martin
lead the ice pitches which were in excellent condition but snow very sugary. Belays were hard to find!
with Mhairi martin
scottidog 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Dave K
with Dave K
2010_graham 16 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
andybroadway 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Slightly sugary ice low down, but plenty of solid stuff as well. Rock very iced up making it hard to find suitable belays. Great day out.
with Bob1984, Graham Davies
Slightly sugary ice low down, but plenty of solid stuff as well. Rock very iced up making it hard to find suitable belays. Great day out.
with Bob1984, Graham Davies
Bob1984 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Graham Davies, Andrew Broadway
with Graham Davies, Andrew Broadway
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Mike_d78 17 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Very thin/mixed bottom pitch, top pitches were in reasonable though lean nick.
with ste_d
Very thin/mixed bottom pitch, top pitches were in reasonable though lean nick.
with ste_d
ste_d 17 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 5 Mar, 2012 -
with marcus
with marcus
Steve Woollard 29 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Joe Bellows
with Joe Bellows
Piers Harley 14 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Laurence King
with Laurence King
LJKing 14 Feb, 2012 Lead
with Piers Harley
with Piers Harley
jaggy bunnet 11 Feb, 2012 AltLd
michaelb1 16 Jan, 2012 AltLd a nice climb in good condition 2 good ice poitches
a nice climb in good condition 2 good ice poitches
deklan 16 Jan, 2012 Solo
Hidden 14 Jan, 2012 Lead
luckyjim ?Mar, 2011 Solo
baileyswalk 26 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S Run out without much gear, Ice was crud. Second pitch variation looks good. May return to do it one day.
with Jacqueline, eve_b
Run out without much gear, Ice was crud. Second pitch variation looks good. May return to do it one day.
with Jacqueline, eve_b
jjax 26 Feb, 2011 2nd not in great condition
not in great condition
Hidden 26 Feb, 2011 2nd
awhale 29 Jan, 2011 - Mmm spindrift!
Mmm spindrift!
radioshed 29 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Good quality the whole way up, poor belays in places though
with awhale
Good quality the whole way up, poor belays in places though
with awhale
jamestheyip 23 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Quite pleasant route but hardy any protection. Pretty straightforward climbing.
with Ben Taylor
Quite pleasant route but hardy any protection. Pretty straightforward climbing.
with Ben Taylor
Hidden 3 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Jan, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 2 May, 2010 -
rockamont 2 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with AllyO, mini
with AllyO, mini
Will Smith 10 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Well plastered but variable condition. Steep ice pitch to start, easy snow plod across the snow field, the steep ice pitch was quite banked out and very questionable ice (wobbly ice screws!) then a couple more easy pitches to the top. Snow on the finish was questionable having been in the sun. We had real trouble finding good belays which could have been because they were buried under all the snow.
with Matt
Well plastered but variable condition. Steep ice pitch to start, easy snow plod across the snow field, the steep ice pitch was quite banked out and very questionable ice (wobbly ice screws!) then a couple more easy pitches to the top. Snow on the finish was questionable having been in the sun. We had real trouble finding good belays which could have been because they were buried under all the snow.
with Matt
Hidden 29 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden 28 Mar, 2010 AltLd
KevB 16 Mar, 2010 Lead V difficult finding belays
V difficult finding belays
DavPk 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead first and third of four pitches. Poor weather. Snow soft on easier angled sections but good snow-ice on steep third pitch. Rock buried. Gear difficult to find.
with Simon Hayes
Lead first and third of four pitches. Poor weather. Snow soft on easier angled sections but good snow-ice on steep third pitch. Rock buried. Gear difficult to find.
with Simon Hayes
Ed Saint 13 Mar, 2010 - Climbed through the clouds on good ice and neve. A good little route.
with Andy G, Spade
Climbed through the clouds on good ice and neve. A good little route.
with Andy G, Spade
MouseHunter ??, 2010 -
marxk ??, 2010 -
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Simon Caldwell 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Solid though hollow ice to start, then good neve (the powder having been partly cleared by an avalanche sometime in the previous few days). Ice above the snowfield was vanishingly thin so finished up the snow/ice gully on the left. Finished via summit, CMD arete, and 1000 foot bum slide to CIC hut.
with Lemming
Solid though hollow ice to start, then good neve (the powder having been partly cleared by an avalanche sometime in the previous few days). Ice above the snowfield was vanishingly thin so finished up the snow/ice gully on the left. Finished via summit, CMD arete, and 1000 foot bum slide to CIC hut.
with Lemming
karinh ?Apr, 2009 2nd
with Nick, KeithAlexander
with Nick, KeithAlexander
Harry Ellis 18 Mar, 2009 AltLd
with Dave Buckett
with Dave Buckett
KeithAlexander ?Mar, 2009 2nd Nick led. place was sort of falling down a little bit.
Nick led. place was sort of falling down a little bit.
markfairbank 13 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S Trudge through porridge to get up there but was in ok condition - third pitch was excellent.
with stoat
Trudge through porridge to get up there but was in ok condition - third pitch was excellent.
with stoat
Hidden 2 Feb, 2009 Lead
bjlsmith 1 Feb, 2009 2nd First winter climb
with Spike
First winter climb
with Spike
barophobe ?Feb, 2009 2nd
CurlyStevo ??, 2009 AltLd
Ross McGibbon ??, 2009 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2008 Solo
Hidden 20 Apr, 2008 Lead
George Ormerod 19 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2008 2nd
Hidden 27 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Bobby Pearson 23 Mar, 2008 2nd CIC Hut - Up No. 2 Gully Buttress - Ben Nevis summit - Down Coire Leis
with Larry Foden
CIC Hut - Up No. 2 Gully Buttress - Ben Nevis summit - Down Coire Leis
with Larry Foden
Hay ?Mar, 2008 AltLd CIC meet.
with Nick Bowen
CIC meet.
with Nick Bowen
Chris L Hill ?Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Gwilym
with Gwilym
aged_ape 19 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
with MD
with MD
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
chris2451 ?Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
with DJayB
with DJayB
abbeywall ??, 2008 AltLd
JimH ??, 2008 -
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Captain Solo 30 Dec, 2007 AltLd rpt A bit "mixed"
A bit "mixed"
Mark Bannan 30 Dec, 2007 AltLd Hard in lean conditions.
Hard in lean conditions.
brianrunner 27 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with martina
with martina
Hidden 17 Feb, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Feb, 2007 AltLd
Captain Solo 7 Feb, 2007 Solo
david morse ?Feb, 2007 Solo
with chris todd
with chris todd
Hidden ?Feb, 2007 Lead
Jamie B ?Feb, 2007 AltLd
with Ed Morrison
with Ed Morrison
ChrisMarden ??, 2007 Lead
with Fiona
with Fiona
Hidden ?Feb, 2006 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2006 -
barney_edin 7 Feb, 2005 AltLd
with Sam
with Sam
steveP ?Apr, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Ed Coote
with Ed Coote
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 AltLd dnf
Jonnaylor 18 Mar, 2003 Lead First pitch thin abd steep, more like IV
with Percy
First pitch thin abd steep, more like IV
with Percy
crowberry gully 17 Mar, 2003 -
with Ross McGibbon
with Ross McGibbon
Lovelace1967 ?Mar, 2003 2nd O/S AWesome intro to climbing!!!
with Ian parker
AWesome intro to climbing!!!
with Ian parker
gripped01 ?Mar, 2003 AltLd
with Jon Naylor
with Jon Naylor
NeilGriffiths ?Apr, 2000 -
with Tom Hubbard
with Tom Hubbard
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
Robin Clothier ??, 2000 -
Raggar 27 Mar, 1999 AltLd
with Andy J, Jon B
with Andy J, Jon B
Marti999 ??, 1997 AltLd
phil64 ??, 1996 -
Sime64 19 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
with Gill
with Gill
Hidden 7 Feb, 1995 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Feb, 1987 Solo
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