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Ticklists: Winter Aspirations.

tbm 19/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
GlennWatson 18/Mar/16 Solo
luckyjim 13/Feb/16 Solo
Zoomer 10/Feb/16 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
stratandrew 06/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Good Neve and Ice on most of this, poor belays throughout. steady climbing at Grade III. Good route.

Stuart Hurworth 06/Feb/16 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, Andrew Stratford
Trace 03/Feb/16 2nd O/S

first grade 3 winter climb, absolutely loved it!

denniscrosby 30/Jan/16 Lead

Good conditions. Nice climb. First pitch solo. Had a lot of spin drifts. Difficult to find a belay. Total white out on the top.

davkeo 23/Jan/16 Solo O/S

Cruddy but climbable. Went up for a poke around. I don't expect there will be any climbing on the Ben for the next 2 days of thaw. Down gully no. 4.

Hidden 09/Jan/16 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jan/16 2nd O/S
Col Kingshott 05/Jan/16 Lead

Easy climbing, not much gear.

with Toby
robgixer 01/Jan/16 Lead

Not great for gear due to soft thin ice

guy757 ??/2016 -
SeƔnM 31/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Ice not fully formed

oliverk 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Great snow/ice conditions but hardly any gear

with Larissa
Nathan Adam 06/Jan/15 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.

biggianthead 28/Dec/14 -

In condition, but the ice build up was on the thin side - especially on first pitch - hard to protect.

with T
erictant 28/Dec/14 AltLd

Started with 2 steep ice pitches (IV). Lead snow slope. Fantastic conditions and weather.

with Mick Tigue, Paul
KeithW 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Last of the day. Perfect ice & neve, an unalloyed joy to climb.

Koon 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

lead the ice pitches which were in excellent condition but snow very sugary. Belays were hard to find!

with Mhairi martin
scottidog 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave K
2010_graham 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
andybroadway 09/Feb/13 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 Bob Wilson, Graham Davies
Bob1984 09/Feb/13 AltLd
with Graham Davies, Andrew Broadway
Hidden ??/2013 -
nokishatov 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Very thin/mixed bottom pitch, top pitches were in reasonable though lean nick.

ste_d 17/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with mik
Tarquin 05/Mar/12 -
with marcus
Steve Woollard 29/Feb/12 AltLd
with Joe Bellows
Piers Harley 14/Feb/12 AltLd
with Laurence King
LJKing 14/Feb/12 Lead
with Piers Harley
jaggy bunnet 11/Feb/12 AltLd
michaelb1 16/Jan/12 AltLd

a nice climb in good condition 2 good ice poitches

deklan 16/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Lead
luckyjim ?/Mar/11 Solo
baileyswalk 26/Feb/11 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, Aoibhinn
jjax 26/Feb/11 2nd

not in great condition

Hidden 26/Feb/11 2nd
awhale 29/Jan/11 -

Mmm spindrift!

with Matt
radioshed 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Good quality the whole way up, poor belays in places though

jamestheyip 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Quite pleasant route but hardy any protection. Pretty straightforward climbing.

with Ben Taylor
MPSBunny 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Really good though the chimney at the start wasn't really a chimney more a thin piece of ice. Greg led the second pitch, snow slope, and I did the third pitch the ice fall. It was amazing!

with Greg Martin
Hidden 02/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/May/10 -
rockamont 02/May/10 2nd O/S
with AllyO, mini
Will Smith 10/Apr/10 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
Hidden 29/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd
KevB 16/Mar/10 Lead

V difficult finding belays

DavPk 13/Mar/10 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
Ed Saint 13/Mar/10 -

Climbed through the clouds on good ice and neve. A good little route.

with Andy G, Spade
MouseHunter ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Simon Caldwell 12/Apr/09 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 Carmen
karinh ?/Apr/09 2nd
with Nick, KeithAlexander
Harry Ellis 18/Mar/09 AltLd
with Dave Buckett
KeithAlexander ?/Mar/09 2nd

Nick led. place was sort of falling down a little bit.

markfairbank 13/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Trudge through porridge to get up there but was in ok condition - third pitch was excellent.

with Mick D
Hidden 02/Feb/09 Lead
bjlsmith 01/Feb/09 2nd

First winter climb

with Spike
barophobe ?/Feb/09 2nd
CurlyStevo ??/2009 AltLd
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead
George Ormerod 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Roger
Hidden 13/Apr/08 2nd
Rob Grant 27/Mar/08 AltLd
with Crispin Chatterton
Bobby Pearson 23/Mar/08 2nd

CIC Hut - Up No. 2 Gully Buttress - Ben Nevis summit - Down Coire Leis

with Larry Foden
Hay ?/Mar/08 AltLd

CIC meet.

with Nick Bowen
Chris L Hill ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Gwilym
aged_ape 19/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with MD
DJayB 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
chris2451 ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
abbeywall ??/2008 AltLd
JimH ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Captain Solo 30/Dec/07 AltLd rpt

A bit "mixed"

with Mark
Mark Bannan 30/Dec/07 AltLd

Hard in lean conditions.

brianrunner 27/Mar/07 AltLd
with martina
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/07 AltLd
Captain Solo 07/Feb/07 Solo
david morse ?/Feb/07 Solo
with chris todd
tebs ?/Feb/07 Lead
with Tom S
Jamie B ?/Feb/07 AltLd
with Ed Morrison
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
barney_edin 07/Feb/05 AltLd
with Sam
steveP ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Ed Coote
Hidden ?/Apr/04 AltLd dnf
crowberry gully 17/Mar/03 -
with Ross McGibbon
Lovelace1967 ?/Mar/03 2nd O/S

AWesome intro to climbing!!!

with Ian parker
gripped01 ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with Jon Naylor
NeilGriffiths ?/Apr/00 -
with Tom Hubbard
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Raggar 27/Mar/99 AltLd
with Andy J, Jon B
Marti999 ??/1997 AltLd
Sime64 19/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Gill
Hidden 07/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/87 Solo
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