120m. a nice aesthetic grade II gully. be sure to keep left at the cornice!!

Ticklists: Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

doughobbs 14/Feb -

Jamie's 1st ascent in Winter. Snowpack was OK - not amazing, was happy to reverse but outvoted so we walked back down the zigzags and round Castle back to CIC

with Olly Toogood (Cloggies), Jamie Walker-Jones (Cloggies)
Jamiewalkerjones 14/Feb -
luckyjim 12/Feb Solo
BarneyLoosemore 22/Jan Solo
Hidden 22/Jan Solo rpt
olliemartin 22/Jan Solo
with Barney
Hidden 22/Jan Solo
royalste45 21/Jan Solo O/S

nice climb the snow pack was solid and quite a bit of ice had formed in the gully . made for a nice speedy solo

Hidden 21/Jan Solo
furbrow 21/Jan Solo

40 years after doing it for the first time with Alan Taylor.

with Ruth L
Rob N 21/Jan Solo O/S
Robbie Blease 19/Jan AltLd O/S

On glenmore lodge course. Awesome, awesome route!!!!!

neuromancer 10/Jan Lead O/S
KLPearson 10/Jan 2nd O/S
with Joseph
Tarquin 09/Jan -
Hidden 08/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jan Solo O/S
davkeo 07/Jan Lead O/S

Raining! Still all there. Just. Good fun when nothing else was on.

annihuovinen 07/Jan 2nd
Hidden 04/Jan AltLd rpt
Tightsgirl 04/Jan Lead

In lovely condition, loads of ice, especially at the narrow part. Lots of other people. My first winter lead.

with Lou Beetlestone, Andy Hague
franhammond92 04/Jan Solo O/S

Fun with some good icy steps

with David Robinnette
mattsnow 04/Jan 2nd O/S
with daviemj
JessWilliams 04/Jan AltLd
with Jack Johnson
mountainremedy 04/Jan 2nd

Soloed until the narrow sections when we decided to rope up. Great route, topped out to an awesome sunset

with Jamie Owen
JemG 03/Jan AltLd
alexcollins123 03/Jan Solo O/S

Great considering conditions elsewhere. Nice icy step in the middle.

Tim Harper 03/Jan Solo O/S
Keith Davis 02/Jan AltLd O/S

Great condition in the Gully. Not good conditions elsewhere just now. Good ice in the narrows. Fantastic day out.

Bob.allan 23/Apr/16 Lead
with Josh, Jason Mitchell
simrun 23/Mar/16 -
with Daniel Zheng
DHHZ 23/Mar/16 Lead
with Simrun
BenedictIEP 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Leleanor93 23/Mar/16 2nd
Andrew Holden 19/Mar/16 Solo
with Miller
Si 16/Mar/16 Solo O/S

With Skis. Skied back down No.4

with Jon, Becs
jarvis-1 14/Mar/16 AltLd

Climbed alt lead with @jcamie75 under tuition from Ken at West coast mountain guides.

with @jcamie75
JoeCoxson 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Lovely gully to swim up in the snow. Contoured in from the slopes below Douglas Gap.

Wendy Watthews 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Brilliant introduction to Scottish winter with Joe and alex, easy and enjoyable plodding on a sunny day. Wind coming over the top was a bit interesting.

arandall 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead
Zoomer 10/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Leading two WCF students after bailing out on No. 2 Gully Buttress. Loads of un consolidated snow, swam most of the way up. Students loved it!

with A Student
luckyjim 03/Feb/16 Solo
GeorgeBell ?/Feb/16 -
marcus10 ?/Feb/16 Lead

Great day in deep powder

with George Bell
Stewpot 27/Jan/16 AltLd
with Landee, Liam
Liam42 27/Jan/16 AltLd
with Stewy D
Nemo9 06/Jan/16 Solo
bms 05/Jan/16 Solo

Banked out. No cornice.

Andy Hewison 03/Jan/16 Solo rpt

Snow soft in places but starting to firm up higher up. Abbed down number three gully. No cornice yet. Wet and very windy

with Brian R
Hidden 01/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
7toes 01/Jan/16 -
with petrch
Hidden 01/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
guy757 ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
JemG 31/Dec/15 AltLd
Jake Young 31/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Roped together.

with Jem
harry_lewis 30/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Ed & Dan, Richard & Kieran, Ali, Alex McCann
mrteale 30/Dec/15 Solo O/S

First taste of The Ben. Great fun.

amccann 30/Dec/15 Solo O/S

After walking into the CIC with our kit for early morning, waited the rain out and got out at 1.40ish to when it got colder. Approach quite soft, but some good solid snow once into the gully.

bivvybag 27/Dec/15 Solo O/S

not much of wet snow....small cornice...very lucky with perfect weather window, no wind, sunny!! Amazing day out! Keep left at the cornice!

luckyjim 25/Nov/15 Solo
liamando 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S

Boom! What a gully, more fun than ledge route and castle ridge

with Anna Bruvere, K-Bo, Robertgiddy, Paul GUMC
Anna Bruvere 22/Nov/15 Solo
Robertgiddy 22/Nov/15 Solo

Great lean nick with lots of good neve. There are some huge blocks of snow left from last winter, no cornice.

kbow265 22/Nov/15 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/15 -
bms 17/Apr/15 Solo

Banked out with well frozen neve.

IggyGoesPop 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
arose 21/Mar/15 Solo

In descent

Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
sjbrook 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together through spindrift powder to first snow ledge. Finished from there in 2 pitches. Julian took the top crawling under the cornice on the right. Very banked out with snow that was soft at the bottom and top.

with Julian Sorrell, PCC
kermit_uk 11/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Hard ice at the top. Ice pro on sides was getting a bit slushy in places.

with Steve Woolass
boyson 09/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
sj87 ??/2015 2nd
monsterek999 ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Theeni 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Ndawson 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Ahebden93 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Really great gully, however due to the wind the spindrift funnelling down was not too fun! Absolutely amazing blue skies and a route which we really enjoyed! Cornice was only small which made life easier!

Jamie Johnston 28/Apr/14 Solo

Ski descent

Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
Tim Rodgers 30/Nov/13 AltLd
with Chris Down
SPD224 30/Nov/13 Lead
gst 01/Jun/13 Solo

Group outing for Brian's 100th visit to Ben summit Plenty snow in the gully

with BS, CJ, AM, GM
Jamie Johnston 09/May/13 Solo

Ski descent - lower 2/3rds of gully only. Top 1/3rd unskiable due to deep runnel feature.

with Blair Aitken, Paul Easto, Andrew Napier, Dave Anderson
hydraulicwave 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S
steven 12/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Rob Hunt
Hidden 08/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
easers 05/Mar/13 Solo
James90 03/Mar/13 2nd

Second most of the way as first winter route.

mhamiltonj 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with James
steve7734 03/Mar/13 AltLd β
romatou18 03/Mar/13 AltLd
brad_tait 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
morsg 01/Mar/13 AltLd
with Douglas Gray
MattKnox 27/Feb/13 Solo

Brilliant conditions!

cat22 23/Feb/13 -
with Mike
scottie390 21/Feb/13 -

working, guiding J. Elliot

Anhibian 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Jared Kelvey-Brown
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/13 -
luckyjim 19/Jan/13 Solo

Plenty of unconsolidated snow in bottom half of Gully.. keep close to one side and avoid the middle.. top half was nice hard neve

Hidden 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Spudt 12/Jan/13 -

Very buisy but great snow ice

tomdude 12/Jan/13 -

moved together. pleasant enough but no difficulties

with marie
marie_p 12/Jan/13 -

Very busy. Chose to move together. Lots of fun and really atmospheric. The snow ice was perfect!

with Tom
daWalt 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with dwhaley
carl_123 12/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 11/Jan/13 -
Hidden 11/Jan/13 2nd
Euan Strachan 11/Jan/13 -

Day after being posted up in Glencoe Mountaineer's blog, the route was packed! There must have been 10 teams on it at a time at least!

Hidden 11/Jan/13 AltLd
JamesRoddie 10/Jan/13 Solo
Jamie B 10/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Jan/13 AltLd
Ewan Russell 09/Jan/13 Solo O/S

In descent lovely gully.

with Myself!
rusteswan 08/Jan/13 AltLd

Dreadful weather but still really good firm snow and ice and an atmospheric cornice at the top. Moved together and practiced some pitching and snow belays - Great company, great winter day out!

waiting for snow 06/Jan/13 Solo

Snow pack generally good, but melt water dripping from buttresses. Large cracks in the snow pack and cornice

Hidden 03/Jan/13 Lead
joermann 01/Jan/13 Solo
GeorgeWoodward 01/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Very late start to the day after the previous nights frivolities ...

with Ben Hester, Joe Mann
Hidden ??/2013 -
ewen75 ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 15/Dec/12 -
Doogleman 29/Nov/12 Solo

Snow and ice on the mountain generally quite detached from the rock. Gully was still very lean and significantly harder than last time I climbed it. Probably around 40m+ of pretty good ice through the narrower section was great fun, but the fun ended higher up. Horrible unconsolidated snow giving way everywhere and worsening towards top. Had to chop away the soft cornice to get out (very unpleasant). It's a great climb and had the snow been better this would have been my fave day out! But be warned, this gully is especially unpredictable

Lawrie Brand 29/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Still winter on the Ben! Sarah's first winter route

with Sarah Laing
Hidden 29/Apr/12 2nd O/S
philipstead 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Soft snow and ice at the start of gully making progress slow but ice did improve further up. Final two pitches were solid and at a hard grade II.

michaelb1 31/Mar/12 Solo

good firm conditions, no cornice

jshields 18/Mar/12 AltLd
Poco Loco 17/Mar/12 Solo

Conditions at top surprisingly good and enjoyable. Just over three hours from car park to summit, so more like running than climbing.

with Dave M, Harvey
richardshoes 17/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Lovely climb

Hidden 16/Mar/12 AltLd
Ken Applegate 14/Mar/12 Lead
with Dave, Connie
Sam Warby 06/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 05/Mar/12 Lead
with Tango Joe
HIGHTOWER 05/Mar/12 Lead β
with Kiren (Kinloss)
Chad123 04/Mar/12 Solo

Climb and ski descent, deepest powder found on the Ben today, amazing skiing if a little narrow at the top. Once it opens up it becomes very atmospheric. Didn't cross cornice as icy, stopped and started descent a bit lower...

Ken Applegate 03/Mar/12 Lead
with Ben Wallace, Scott Kirkhope
Hidden 02/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Monkey_Alan 02/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Moved together. Easy snow plod, well stepped out so didn't bother placing any gear.

with Steve Wales, James Bisset
alifin 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Would have soloed if not thaw conditions. Good route though.

with Aidan Roe
Hidden 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Piglet69 02/Mar/12 AltLd
with alifin
thomb 01/Mar/12 Solo
JezzaCat ?/Mar/12 -
with Ben
Hidden 28/Feb/12 Solo
Steve Woollard 27/Feb/12 Solo
with Andy Matthews, Joe Bellows
mikehenesy 25/Feb/12 Solo

Claggy, headed up with Tom B and Ben the pilot. They headed off and we banged in a blade and I lead off. Lost and scant on pro, thought we might move together but lack of coms. Put my two screws in the ice and Jon came up, good practice. Jon happy with moving together, snow pretty ok. And then the top! Back down via the lochan.

with Jon Binns
Ollie B 16/Feb/12 Solo O/S

up and down to warm up.

Hidden 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Bob.allan 12/Feb/12 AltLd
with Steve, Gavin L, Rew ferguson
Gavin L 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Steve, Bob Allan, Rew Ferguson
PieMan 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
David Judge 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Climbed with Jim McCall Leading. Others in Group: James & Bill Buckley, Tom. Dave & Paul

Jones_88 02/Feb/12 Lead

Didn't bother with ropes untill we got to the cornice.

Jonnie Watkins 02/Feb/12 -
Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd
Pohil ?/Feb/12 Solo O/S
simonward 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Mr Wild 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
stephenarnold 17/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Icy at the top.

Rhydian Evans 10/Jan/12 Solo
RobEdwards 10/Jan/12 Solo
Blurgy319 ?/Jan/12 Solo
Jackspratt ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Edward Nagui ?/Jan/12 2nd
goatee ??/2012 Solo
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
bandersnatch ??/2012 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
Northern Mountain Monkey 22/Apr/11 Solo

Good spring snow with some reasonable neve requiring crampons. Getting a bit thin exiting left at the top and the cornice is drooping with a big crack behind it!

brwilson 13/Apr/11 -

Still in condition, just.

CacCarnBeag 13/Apr/11 AltLd
with Bruce, Freddie, Sally
frecro 13/Apr/11 AltLd

Lots of snow and some ice left. Big cornice, avoided deviously

Timo Austino 03/Apr/11 Solo

the super indirect abseil finish in the wet to comb gully buttress

with Nats
twem 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Stephen Halliday 06/Mar/11 Solo

Thin conditions on the Ben in general, but good, icy conditions in the Gully. Descended via No4 Gully

Badgers 06/Mar/11 Solo
keith hal 05/Mar/11 AltLd

Tried cornice on right. No chance! Went more easily on left. Fantastic route.

with Peter Berwick
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
SPD224 05/Mar/11 AltLd
baileyswalk 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Semi soloed, stuck on a rope to get over the cornice.

suess 05/Mar/11 AltLd
Mark Bannan 05/Mar/11 Solo

Just put rope on for top bit.

Sime64 01/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
with AG
Pete23 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
robgixer ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
jacksonak47 ?/Feb/11 -
Conan 29/Jan/11 Solo

Easiest conditions I've done it in. Just roped the step over the cornice.

georgenvk 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
mikemartin 26/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
ckmoffat 22/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Didn't quite go to plan. Swam through snow for the majority of the gully, difficult to find runners and the occasional good belay. Ran the last pitch out too far, couldn't surmount the cornice and didn't have enough rope to escape it on the left, panicked and froze, couldn't go back down and had to be rescued. All in all an eventful route but not something I want to repeat anytime soon.

with Dave
morsy 02/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
HansUDes 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S

great firm neve up this athmospheric gully (good trainging for the calf muscles!)

gateaublaster ?/Jan/11 Solo
with Graham
Doogleman ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S

A really nice atmospheric gully. Make sure to keep left at the top section though as cornice is often impassable to the right and centre.

Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Solo
Andy Hewison ??/2011 -
gripped01 15/Dec/10 Solo
with Dave Tait
Mr Fuller 14/Dec/10 Solo

Quite crappy snow made way to good snow ice. Absolutely no gear.

with Tom Dewhurst, Martin
tomtom89 14/Dec/10 Solo
Martin McPhillie 14/Dec/10 Solo
ChrisWills 14/Dec/10 Solo
with Tom Dewhurst
JamesRoddie 13/Dec/10 Solo

A lot of very firm snow-ice about, and only a very small cornice.

dan gibson 13/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with sam read
Hoyes 12/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Very nice spring-like conditions on the Ben. Grade I up until the top 100m, which felt like grade II. Gear hard to find.

Batt 12/Dec/10 AltLd

Top two pitches nice, bottom sugary. Glorious still weather

isi_o 02/Dec/10 Solo

Nice quick route up into the sun! Easy conditions, not sure it warrants II when like this.

with Lorraine McCall
Dave Mason 30/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Wymer
Stewart B 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Soft in places, well consolidated in others. A good day out

Stuzz 25/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Between the approach and the route its self we must have encountered almost every snow type known to man! knee deep powder, rock hard neve and everything in between. Really nice route though. Some lovely ice formations in it.

with Kev
gateaublaster 25/Nov/10 Solo O/S

helleuva walk in .. i feel like i was hit by a train today

with Graham
Only a hill 12/May/10 -

A fantastic route with near-perfect conditions underfoot. Some crevasses near the bottom but all easily avoidable. The gully itself was a stonking great slope of hard glacier ice, getting steeper and steeper until the improbable final pitch. A detour left to avoid a huge cornice. What a way to end the season!

with James Roddie
JamesRoddie 12/May/10 Solo

See below!

with Alex Roddie
climberuk 03/Apr/10 Lead β

Led with Anne the one axe wonder. Buried in snow making finding gear and belays hard. Cornice at top much larger than the previous week.

27/Mar/10 (Alt Lead with Chris) Took ages to find the route due to low visibility even though i've done it before. Route was in good condition. Almost entirely snow with ice on sides of gully. Lots of spindrift avalanches.

3/Jan/09 (2nd with Griff) Plenty of ready made steps bashed in by the traffic jam above. The route gets more interesting higher up.

with Anne
danleyden 03/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Peter Sowerby 27/Mar/10 2nd
with Harmony Smith, Dan Bulman, Martin Smith, Josef Frank
crispy 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Steven
gianpaolo 25/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Rewarding first winter alternate lead but couldn't enjoy the view from beyond the cornice due to complete white out conditions...

with Simon, Dave, Sarah
el cholo 20/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Lucy
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Jon_dL ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S

definitely stay left at cornice! otherwise you'll find a pretty scary traverse under cornice

with Chris g
al jackson ?/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
thebigeasy ??/2010 AltLd
jamie0510 19/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

A bit of an epic. Gully was in relatively good nick, with nice neve. Snow was a bit rotten towards the top, the cornice pitch was totally unprotected. Should of piched less and soloed more!

Hidden 18/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
lizzie_malc 18/Dec/09 2nd
with Jamie Nicholson, Andy Wilkinson
Peter Metcalfe 05/Dec/09 Lead
willoates ?/Dec/09 Lead
with lawrence
Roch 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with MRT
icescrew ?/Mar/09 Solo

bombed by falling ice from above

with The Badger, The Fox
jmaskill ?/Mar/09 2nd
critchlg 27/Feb/09 AltLd dnf

With TtB and Flat Eric. Backed off just before the opening near the top due to bad conditions and vis.

with Matt
flat eric 27/Feb/09 AltLd dnf
freemanTom 24/Feb/09 Solo O/S

A fine route, cornice most entertaining in Ice Jedi style.

with Paul W, Kyle and Burncool
Kyle Rance 24/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/09 Solo
Alpandy 16/Feb/09 AltLd dnf

Poor vis meant we could not find the route. Tried to exit using Raeburns Easy but ended up backing off due to cruddy ice and snow conditions.

with Steve
oliverk 01/Feb/09 AltLd
with Michael
size9hex ?/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Matt Coulburn, Kyle Rance, Tom Evans
tomtom89 ?/Feb/09 Solo
yellow ?/Feb/09 AltLd
that_idiot 14/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Colin
dicky79 03/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/09 Solo
KeithW 02/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Excellent neve again

Chris wilson 02/Jan/09 Solo
with Allan
texuspete 02/Jan/09 -

moved together

Hidden 01/Jan/09 AltLd
tumbling wizard ?/Jan/09 -
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
Mog ??/2009 AltLd
CT6419 ??/2009 -
sj87 ??/2009 -
loonyclimber 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

After backing Five finger discount due to the very suspect looking ice section (Not attached and with a big crack in it!)we did this a a quick way to the top - enjoyable but a touch on the easy side.

bms 31/Dec/08 Solo
carl_123 31/Dec/08 2nd
with forshaw
Hidden 30/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Jonny M 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S
joeydurkin 22/Dec/08 2nd
with Rad, Ben C
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 05/Dec/08 Solo rpt

good easy gully,blue skies party of four

with David pillok
willoates ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S

really good conditions/snow, big steps

with Chadders
yellow ?/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
crowberry gully 10/Apr/08 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
Si dH 26/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Moved together and then I led one pitch through the cornice at the top. Good fun, staightforward.

with Robin Macintosh
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Solo O/S
sdawson1 25/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with swifty
Somerset swede basher 23/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Jim Keeley
Hannah Evans 19/Feb/08 2nd
with Max Hunter
ruggystunts 18/Feb/08 Solo
Andy DB 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Fantastic my first real winter climb

with Jos
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Solo
Jimmy O 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Very busy. Solid neve all the way up. Bomber ice near the top, beautiful ice screw belay.

with Andy Blackett and Jonny Taylor
markfairbank 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Conditions were easy, more like grade I, but still very pleasant.

with Mick D, Andy Platell
jonny taylor 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 15/Feb/08 Lead
with Jeanie
Giles Davis 14/Feb/08 2nd O/S
jcurley 11/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Chris Drinkwater
joe king 10/Feb/08 Lead

included a pitch of III ice on the left wall below cornice

with Rose
Rosey Posey 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Paul
andy hunter ?/Feb/08 Lead

led it on cold hard clear windy day, having 2nd it 3 days previously.

with mark
mikehenesy ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Cold and sunny, good snow in the gully.

with Chris Lodge
JDSwain 30/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Climbing during a pretty continuous flow of very heavy spindrift avalches. Then got hit by the cornice as it collapsed on top of us, sent my partner for a spinning 15meter fall unside down! Then he set of a windslab avalanche onto my head. A rather painfull day.

with Alex Balch
alexelliott 03/Jan/08 Solo O/S

First scottish winter route

with Merlin
Hidden 03/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Merlin 03/Jan/08 Solo rpt

A great soloing route.

with Alex Elliot
vvanhinsbergh ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 2nd
kingjam ?/Jan/08 Lead
with Craig Higgins
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Bob.allan 23/Dec/07 2nd
with stewart, Jason Mitchell
Jamie B 20/Dec/07 Lead rpt
with Will Bayliss
PMatt 16/Dec/07 Solo
with Paul Crowther
andymoin 15/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Soloed up to the first icy bit then simil climbed the rest. One wee icy ramp then stuck to the left wich also had some nice ice.

with Mark Jarvie
Hidden 08/Dec/07 AltLd
simonw1 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Martina
latitude 18/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Alec 17/Feb/07 AltLd
with John and Pete
matt.woodfield 08/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Solo rpt
cliffy ?/Feb/07 AltLd
Julian Prieto ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
viking ?/Feb/07 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jan/07 Solo
davefount ?/Jan/07 Solo O/S

First scottish winter climb.

with Will, Alex and Ian
alan wilson ??/2007 -
jamestheyip ??/2007 -
with Descend
Nevis_Ben 28/Dec/06 2nd O/S
giknockerpod ?/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/06 Solo dnf
andy wa 02/Apr/06 Solo O/S

Banked out with snow

with Mark F
Hidden ?/Mar/06 2nd
tom.e 26/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Full on Scottish weather, frozen eyebrows.

with Charlie Everett, JDP
johnjb 25/Feb/06 2nd O/S

Alpine style for speed.

with Steve Clough
Hidden 11/Feb/06 Lead O/S
dpmUK 08/Feb/06 2nd O/S
broc 06/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Luke
Hidden 06/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Epic Ebdon 01/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon Rogerson
Hidden 01/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 01/Feb/06 -
with Michael Maben
maybe_si ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Merlin 29/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

My first winter route, perfect blue skies.

with John Stewart
andymoin 28/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

Grade III 2 huge ice bulges.

with Russel Barbour
Hidden 25/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
maybe_si 25/Jan/06 AltLd
with NJSharp
Jim Haydock 21/Jan/06 Solo
with fRED
MRJ 14/Jan/06 2nd O/S

First winter climb, awsome.

with Andy, Russ, Si
Hidden 05/Jan/06 Lead O/S
industrialiceman ?/Jan/06 Lead
Dave Latimer ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
alpinist63 ?/Jan/06 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Ice Spider ??/2006 Lead
with Stewart
Chris L Hill ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Ed Cheadle
DavPk 31/Dec/05 AltLd

Difficult walk in through deep snow up in Coire na Ciste. No other parties in whole corrie. Route looked unlikely until well into gully. Soloed up soft snow all the way to the first ice pitch. Fantastic ice canopies overhanging gully. First pitch (DP) up steep thin ice with couple of tricky moves over chockstone (crux) and then easier angled snow to below 2nd ice pitch. 2nd pitch (AH) fairly easy angled ice through narrows and through route past grounded icicle to easy cornice and plateau.

with Adam Henly
Hidden 28/Dec/05 Solo O/S
bms 27/Dec/05 Solo

Thin conditions with plenty of water ice.

Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo
jasonC abroad ?/Dec/05 -

Second time I did this, easy climbing and quite busy. The first time it was full of spindrift and was in lean conditions.

benclimbing ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Roch 05/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Gary Hope
Andrew1 ?/Feb/05 2nd
with Andy Lewington
Tony the Blade ?/Feb/05 Solo
with Harry Miller
John Andrew Simpson ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Steve James, Yan
Hidden 22/Jan/05 AltLd
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
sam coward ?/Apr/04 AltLd
with Mike and Lisyane
Howard J 13/Mar/04 Lead rpt
with John Waterhouse
crowberry gully 09/Mar/04 -
with Ross McGibbon
Stuart Macfarlane 07/Mar/04 AltLd
with Roddy
Tony the Blade ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with Harry Miller
Hidden 22/Feb/04 Lead
malc 16/Feb/04 AltLd
with RL
Gman ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with James
clams ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with AD
Hannah V 31/Jan/04 2nd
with Dave Pritt + others
Charlie wp Hill ??/2004 -
ferdia 08/Apr/03 2nd

a crampon fell off towards the top hehe!

with Steffan Davies, Kerry Marshall, Will Donaldson, Sion Wilcox, Andrew Wielochowski
JiveWeasel 29/Mar/03 2nd
McGus 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Ruth and Mark
Chris Ellis 22/Mar/03 AltLd
with Colin Imrie
Howard J 01/Mar/03 AltLd

And Rachel James

mitch 01/Mar/03 Solo
gripped01 ?/Mar/03 2nd
with Jon Naylor
biggianthead 15/Jan/03 -
with HT
Hidden 07/Jan/03 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Antony Mariani ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Jacek, Jon Rae
Hidden 09/Dec/02 Lead O/S
Gibson27 ??/2002 AltLd
Captain Solo 21/Apr/01 2nd
with Ian Everard
Hidden 18/Apr/01 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 16/Apr/01 Solo

Soloing seemed like a great idea until we arrived at the cornice. First time I'd seen one close up from underneath. Overhanging and creaking in a particularly sinister way. Eventually got over, with a long sling around an icicle for protection. Then had to borrow rope from a party on top, to bring Chris up - since ours was in his rucksac! Still got a bit to learn about this winter lark.

with ChrisB
BenTiffin ?/Feb/01 Solo

Solo descent

with Dan Robinson
nickdonohue ?/Feb/01 Lead
with Kath Donohue
johnkeith ??/2001 Solo
abbeywall ??/2000 AltLd
akhughes ??/2000 -
Hidden 10/Apr/98 AltLd
Jacob Ram 22/Mar/98 Lead
with anthony aylett
Hidden 26/Jan/98 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 13/Jan/98 Solo O/S
Jamie B ?/Dec/97 AltLd
with Nick Howard
IanMcC 01/Feb/97 AltLd

42 metre rope

el diablo 01/Feb/97 AltLd
with Cabey
Hidden 03/Mar/96 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/96 AltLd O/S
leonjones ?/Mar/95 2nd
with Pete Miller
Hidden 03/Jan/95 Lead
Ched ?/Jan/95 AltLd O/S
with Mark Hamilton
Andy Say 14/Apr/93 Solo
Sime64 ?/Apr/93 Lead rpt
with Gill
Simon Caldwell 14/Mar/93 AltLd O/S

Martin 'led' the first 'pitch'. We then decided we'd move together, as he wasn't placing any gear, and trying to excavate a belay seat was taking ages. I then 'led' the last 'pitch', in that Martin stood to one side holding the rope while I climbed through the cornice with rope attached. I don't think he was actually belayed to anything. All the gear and no idea, only without all the gear.

with Martin
Sime64 13/Apr/92 Lead
with Gill
Tarquin ??/1992 -
Sime64 15/Apr/91 2nd
with Alan Kimber Guide
Hidden 24/Mar/91 AltLd
luckyjim ?/Mar/90 Solo
Hammy 22/Feb/90 -
with Mark Eccles etc.
jlury ?/Jan/90 Solo

solo on my own.. no crampons. cut steps on top bit and cornice . v steep. still my worst ever epic, total gripper. what the hell was i thinking of? verging grade III on the day even if i'd used crampons.

Hidden ??/1990 Solo O/S
pingora 28/Jan/89 Solo
pingora 12/Dec/87 -
with Cooper
Hidden ??/1984 -
Lone Rider ?/Jan/83 Solo

In descent

sacdenouilles ?/Mar/82 Solo
Mike C 24/Mar/79 Solo
with Charlie Grey, Cindy Johnson, John Griffiths
Hidden ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Paul Clarke ??/1975 -
with FMC
Derek Ryden ?/Mar/74 Lead O/S
with Alan Nuttall
mikej 06/Apr/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
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