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, The Great Gumclub Ticklist.

Hidden 20/Jan 2nd
Adamski1986 19/Jan AltLd O/S
with Gema Martin Ordas
rockstott 09/Jan AltLd

MIC prep, block lead, short roping, stance management with 1 equal Lean grade III ice step

Phredd Smith 08/Jan Lead O/S

Zoe's first winter route. Lean conditions and had an ice step and long ice pitch.

CarlosTT 21/Apr/18 Solo
Liam_T 21/Apr/18 2nd O/S

Walked in for Tower Ridge but was out of condition so moved together up Number 2 Gully. Sugary snow but decent for this time of year.

Mark Traynor 21/Apr/18 Lead
with Liam_T
Readi191 21/Apr/18 2nd
TheAmateurAlpinist 21/Apr/18 Solo
Liam Ingram 18/Mar/18 Solo O/S

Plan F on a wild day.

with Josh Williams
Conor Nally 17/Mar/18 Solo
dwc 11/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Backed off number two gully buttress and went up here instead. 4 full pitches on 60m ropes would suggest it’s a bit longer than 120m

Elastic Jones 11/Mar/18 AltLd rpt
with dwc
HaleAlex 03/Mar/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/18 2nd O/S
royle883 03/Mar/18 Lead O/S

Led Pete and Dave up the whole way as they'd only bought one axe out each but the snow conditions were a bit sketchy

Wilberforce ?/Mar/18 2nd

ridiculously windy but super fun

tc7118 28/Feb/18 Lead O/S
pebbles 27/Feb/18 Lead O/S

More or less moved together for much of it...sod all gear or belays anyway.

Hidden 23/Feb/18 AltLd O/S
Cornish boy 23/Feb/18 AltLd

Fantastic route. Good neve on most of it but deeper snow higher up which made topping out interesting! Needed ice screws for some belays and runners. Did it in five pitches. This route is longer than 120m!! Good to finally use my deadman!

with smuffy
Danny17894 12/Jan/18 Solo
with David
DavidPC 12/Jan/18 Solo
with Dan
luckyjim 11/Jan/18 Solo
Hidden ??/2018 -
chmckay ??/2018 Solo
Swiss Tony ??/2018 -
Hidden ??/2018 -
clanger ??/2018 -
marxk ??/2018 -
Webster 29/Apr/17 Solo

raced the thaw up the gully! atmospheric but only really a narrow grade I

EuanM 29/Apr/17 Solo

Route still complete, solid neve and some ice. No cornice issues.

sblake 24/Apr/17 Solo
Garry_C 18/Apr/17 Solo
with Balaz
Ken Christie 16/Apr/17 Lead
with Dylan Christie
Hidden 10/Apr/17 2nd
GlennWatson 28/Mar/17 Solo
Captain Solo 27/Mar/17 Solo rpt


GlennWatson 19/Mar/17 Solo
with Ken Christie
Jamiewalkerjones 14/Feb/17 -
doughobbs 14/Feb/17 -

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)
luckyjim 12/Feb/17 Solo
olliemartin 22/Jan/17 Solo
Hidden 22/Jan/17 Solo rpt
BarneyLoosemore 22/Jan/17 Solo
Hidden 22/Jan/17 Solo
Hidden 21/Jan/17 Solo
Rob N 21/Jan/17 Solo O/S
furbrow 21/Jan/17 Solo

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

with Ruth L
royalste45 21/Jan/17 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

Robbie Blease 19/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

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

Hidden 10/Jan/17 Lead O/S
KLPearson 10/Jan/17 2nd O/S
Tarquin 09/Jan/17 -
Hidden 08/Jan/17 Solo O/S
davkeo 07/Jan/17 Lead O/S

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

annihuovinen 07/Jan/17 2nd
with davkeo
Hidden 07/Jan/17 Solo O/S
mountainremedy 04/Jan/17 2nd

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

with Jamie Owen
franhammond92 04/Jan/17 Solo O/S

Fun with some good icy steps

with David Robinnette
Hidden 04/Jan/17 AltLd rpt
HannahFrancis 04/Jan/17 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
mattsnow 04/Jan/17 2nd O/S
with daviemj
JessWilliams 04/Jan/17 AltLd
with Jack Johnson
Tim Harper 03/Jan/17 Solo O/S
JemG 03/Jan/17 AltLd
alexcollins123 03/Jan/17 Solo O/S

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

Keith Davis 02/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

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

Shaun Sharkey ?/Jan/17 -
graemew ??/2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Bob.allan 23/Apr/16 Lead
with Josh, Ice Spider
BenedictIEP 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
simrun 23/Mar/16 -
with Daniel Zheng
Leleanor93 23/Mar/16 2nd
DHHZ 23/Mar/16 Lead
with Simrun
Hidden 22/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/16 Solo
Andrew Holden 19/Mar/16 Solo
Si 16/Mar/16 Solo O/S

With Skis. Skied back down No.4

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

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

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

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

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
marcus10 ?/Feb/16 Lead

Great day in deep powder

with George Bell
GeorgeBell ?/Feb/16 -
Stewpot 27/Jan/16 AltLd
with Landee, Liam42
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
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Jake Young 31/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Roped together.

with JemG
JemG 31/Dec/15 AltLd
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.

mrteale 30/Dec/15 Solo O/S

First taste of The Ben. Great fun.

harry_lewis 30/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Ed & Dan, Richard & Kieran, Ali, amccann
JayDoro1 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
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Anna Bruvere 22/Nov/15 Solo
Hidden 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.

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

mzchambers 21/Mar/15 Solo
with arose
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
Hidden 09/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/15 Lead O/S
monsterek999 ??/2015 AltLd O/S
sj87 ??/2015 2nd
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!

with Ndawson
Theeni 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Ndawson 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Jamie Johnston 28/Apr/14 Solo

Ski descent

Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Lead
Tim Rodgers 30/Nov/13 AltLd
with Chris Down
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
Hidden 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 James90
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 -
scottie390 21/Feb/13 -

working, guiding J. Elliot

Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
PatrickBoothroyd ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with NigelBoothroyd
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
daWalt 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with dwhaley
carl_123 12/Jan/13 Solo
Spudt 12/Jan/13 -

Very buisy but great snow ice

Hidden 12/Jan/13 Solo
marie_p 12/Jan/13 -

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

with Tom
tomdude 12/Jan/13 -

moved together. pleasant enough but no difficulties

with marie
WillCass 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 -
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
GeorgeWoodward 01/Jan/13 Solo O/S

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

with Ben Hester, Joe Mann
joermann 01/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
ewen75 ??/2013 Solo O/S
drew8connelly ??/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

Hidden 29/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Lawrie Brand 29/Apr/12 Lead O/S

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

with Sarah Laing
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
richardshoes 17/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Lovely climb

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
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
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, Bisset
Piglet69 02/Mar/12 AltLd
with alifin
Hidden 02/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
froglette 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

moved together & pitched sections, was lucky enough to lead crux pitch

with jim barritt
alifin 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

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

with Aidan Roe
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
Hidden 16/Feb/12 Solo O/S
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
David Judge 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S

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

PieMan 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Jonnie Watkins 02/Feb/12 -
Jones_88 02/Feb/12 Lead

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

Hidden ?/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden ?/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.

RobEdwards 10/Jan/12 Solo
Rhydian Evans 10/Jan/12 Solo
Jackspratt ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Blurgy319 ?/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/12 2nd
goatee ??/2012 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
bandersnatch ??/2012 Solo
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Ken Christie 27/Dec/11 Solo
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!

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

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

brwilson 13/Apr/11 -

Still in condition, just.

Timo Austino 03/Apr/11 Solo

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

with Nats
Hidden 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

with Badgers
Badgers 06/Mar/11 Solo
baileyswalk 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S

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

Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
suess 05/Mar/11 AltLd
Mark Bannan 05/Mar/11 Solo

Just put rope on for top bit.

Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
keith hal 05/Mar/11 AltLd

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

with Peter Berwick
Sime64 01/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
with AG
robgixer ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Pete23 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
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
HansUDes 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S

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

Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo O/S
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.

gateaublaster ?/Jan/11 Solo
with Stuzz
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Solo
adie84 ??/2011 -
Andy Hewison ??/2011 -
gripped01 15/Dec/10 Solo
with Dave Tait
tomtom89 14/Dec/10 Solo
Mr Fuller 14/Dec/10 Solo

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

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

with Batt
Batt 12/Dec/10 AltLd

Top two pitches nice, bottom sugary. Glorious still weather

with Hoyes
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

gateaublaster 25/Nov/10 Solo O/S

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

with Stuzz
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
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
crispy 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Peter Sowerby 27/Mar/10 2nd
with Harmony Smith, Dan Bulman, Martin Smith, Josef Frank
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 ash
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
al jackson ?/Feb/10 2nd
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
rockstott ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
thebigeasy ??/2010 AltLd
Jasonic ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
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
jmaskill ?/Mar/09 2nd
icescrew ?/Mar/09 Solo

bombed by falling ice from above

with The Badger, The Fox
flat eric 27/Feb/09 AltLd dnf
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.

Kyle Rance 24/Feb/09 Solo O/S
freemanTom 24/Feb/09 Solo O/S

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

with Paul W, Kyle and Burncool
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
yellow ?/Feb/09 AltLd
size9hex ?/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Matt Coulburn, Kyle Rance, freemanTom
tomtom89 ?/Feb/09 Solo
that_idiot 14/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Colin
dicky79 03/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Nicola
Daniel Wicks 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with smlee84
Hidden 03/Jan/09 2nd O/S
texuspete 02/Jan/09 -

moved together

with veteye
Chris wilson 02/Jan/09 Solo
with Allan
KeithW 02/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Excellent neve again

Hidden 02/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
tumbling wizard ?/Jan/09 -
Mog ??/2009 AltLd
CT6419 ??/2009 -
sj87 ??/2009 -
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
bms 31/Dec/08 Solo
carl_123 31/Dec/08 2nd
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.

Hidden 30/Dec/08 Lead
Jonny M 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 Solo
GiveHerHelen 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S
with Jonny M
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd 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
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
willoates ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S

really good conditions/snow, big steps

with Chadders
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
yellow ?/Dec/08 2nd
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 steven
steven 25/Feb/08 AltLd
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
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
David Bennett 16/Feb/08 Solo

Finished off with a descent via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. Big day out.

markfairbank 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

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

with stoat, 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
mikehenesy ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Cold and sunny, good snow in the gully.

with Chris Lodge
andy hunter ?/Feb/08 Lead

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

with mark
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
Merlin 03/Jan/08 Solo rpt

A great soloing route.

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

First scottish winter route

with Merlin
Hidden 03/Jan/08 Solo O/S
kingjam ?/Jan/08 Lead
with Craig Higgins
vvanhinsbergh ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 2nd
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden ??/2008 -
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Hidden 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Bob.allan 23/Dec/07 2nd
with stewart, Ice Spider
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
Captain Solo 07/Feb/07 Solo rpt
Elastic Jones 04/Feb/07 Solo rpt
with Alistair
viking ?/Feb/07 AltLd
cliffy ?/Feb/07 AltLd
Julian Prieto ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with cliffy
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
Fraser Hughes 27/Nov/06 Solo dnf

Backed off, not in condition

with ontour
andy wa 02/Apr/06 Solo O/S

Banked out with snow

with Mark F
Hidden ?/Mar/06 2nd
TeeBee 28/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Poor visibility & spindrift pours. Navigate down via red gully.

with Kat
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
Hidden 06/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
broc 06/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Luke
Epic Ebdon 01/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon Rogerson
Darrell Read 01/Feb/06 -
with Michael Maben
Hidden 01/Feb/06 Lead O/S
maybe_si ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd
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
maybe_si 25/Jan/06 AltLd
with NJSharp
Hidden 25/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
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
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
alpinist63 ?/Jan/06 Solo
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Ice Spider ??/2006 Lead
with Stewart
Hidden ??/2006 -
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.

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
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo
Roch 05/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Gary Hope
Andrew1 ?/Feb/05 2nd
with Andy Lewington
John Andrew Simpson ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with Steve James, Yan
Tony the Blade ?/Feb/05 Solo
with Harry Miller
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
clams ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with AD
Gman ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with James
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, ccliff
JiveWeasel 29/Mar/03 2nd
with DG, MG, Mrs Weasel
Mrs Weasel 29/Mar/03 Lead
McGus 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Ruth and Mark
Chris Ellis 22/Mar/03 AltLd
with Colin Imrie
Jonnaylor 16/Mar/03 Lead


with Stuart McKirdy, Percy
mitch 01/Mar/03 Solo
Conan 01/Mar/03 AltLd
Howard J 01/Mar/03 AltLd

And Rachel James

with Conan
gripped01 ?/Mar/03 2nd
with Jon Naylor
biggianthead 15/Jan/03 -
with HT
Hidden 07/Jan/03 AltLd
Antony Mariani ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Jacek, Jon Rae
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 09/Dec/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Cox
mattierd 12/Jan/02 -
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
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Solo O/S
abbeywall ??/2000 AltLd
akhughes ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Mar/99 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/98 AltLd
Jacob Ram 22/Mar/98 Lead
with anthony aylett
Mark Stevenson 26/Jan/98 AltLd O/S
with Rowland Barker
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 IanMcC
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
Neil McA 01/Feb/92 Lead O/S
with Bill Runciman
Tarquin ??/1992 -
phil64 ??/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
pauldrew ??/1988 AltLd
pingora 12/Dec/87 -
with Cooper
Basemetal 21/Feb/85 Lead
with B McN
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
Hidden ??/1975 -
Derek Ryden ?/Mar/74 Lead O/S
with Alan Nuttall
mikej 06/Apr/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
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