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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter, Winter Aspirations.


ClimberDateStyle
flo1 29/Apr AltLd rpt

Thin and wet but doable. Steeper sections of wet ice with decent neve in between. At this time the most rewarding climb in the area - the Cascade is too thin, and most mixed climbs look rather bare.

with philip
joese7en 25/Mar Lead O/S
with NG
ESmith 24/Mar AltLd O/S
with Phil
David Henchliffe 20/Mar 2nd
Rob.bonnet 02/Mar AltLd O/S

For our first scottish expérience we wanted to discover the delicate feeling of spindrifts in the neck and sleeves, we were served with bonus snorkeling on easy first half! Second half was on névé snow with sections of poor ice. Scarce gears on last pitch wich was steep and sustained, superb climbing with atmosphere !

Hidden 22/Jan 2nd dnf
Hidden 22/Jan Lead
rob16 14/Jan AltLd
mzchambers 14/Jan AltLd O/S

Lead pitch one

Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Hidden 24/Apr/16 AltLd
Dangerous Dave 24/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Fun in the sun

with James Richardson, Wheatbag
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead
liamando 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Surprisingly short once you've soloed up the steep snow. Backed off lead as I thought ice was dinner platy not the case if you hugged the left

with K-Bo
Tim Davies 17/Mar/16 -

Cruddy ice. Lots of loose blocks. Axes ok, screws..... Moved together before and after difficulties

BrianShackleton 13/Mar/16 AltLd

Slow approach in soft snow. Wet ice!

with Colwyn Jones
The Bad Cough 04/Mar/16 AltLd rpt
with Steve Ashworth
stephen ashworth ?/Mar/16 AltLd
with Paul cubbins
planetmarshall 15/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Good fun, well trafficked but good placements so good option for the soloist.

luckyjim 14/Feb/16 Solo

Pretty stepped out at the moment !

BLodge 14/Feb/16 Lead
Hidden 13/Feb/16 2nd
gjd 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Brian H
Hidden 13/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
Steven Andrews 11/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Fun condition

with Hannah
Hannah Evans 11/Feb/16 AltLd
with Steven Andrews
Hidden ??/2016 -
Steven Carter ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
guy757 ??/2016 -
HimTiggins ??/2016 -
efrance24234 23/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Adam Coles
efrance24234 23/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Adam Coles
Brucemacrosson 11/Apr/15 -
with Ewanski
Ewanski 11/Apr/15 -

great condition but lots of spindrift

with Bruce M
Hidden 04/Apr/15 AltLd
wilkinscl 29/Mar/15 AltLd
morpcat 29/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Spindriiiiift!

Mattlloyd10 24/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
steve7734 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Soloed first pitch on well stepped snow, seconded crux pitch (60m), then short solo to the top

with Brian Hodgson
neal 20/Mar/15 AltLd

Not really AL - Stu led the two main pitches as one (ran out of rope bit before the actual belay). I finished up the easy snow. Good condition, though warm wet day.

with Stuart Mcleod
Hidden 16/Mar/15 Lead
Gazlynn 16/Mar/15 -
with Richard
Brucemacrosson 15/Mar/15 -
with Ewanski
Webster 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S

easy for the grade right now, still a great climb. IV 3?

Ewanski 15/Mar/15 -

RH variation. Conditions perfect.

with Bruce M
Pete23 15/Mar/15 AltLd
with David
arose 15/Mar/15 Lead

Easy climbing with first time placements but poor ice for screws.

with Clients
davkeo 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Excellent neve. Great conditions. Clear blue skies on top.

Matt Reed 10/Mar/15 2nd
with Mark, adrian clifford
Hidden 10/Mar/15 Lead
easers 08/Mar/15 AltLd
with Doug
luckyjim 08/Mar/15 Solo
Dougbart 08/Mar/15 AltLd
with easers
alastairbegley 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Great conditions, not hooked out, first time axe placements, not much gear. http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2015/02/comb-gully/

with Christian, Jon Smith
JackM92 13/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

One good pitch, the remainder poor.

Hidden 12/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Bob.allan 05/Feb/15 2nd
Ice Spider 05/Feb/15 Lead O/S
dan-8990 10/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with PF
Andrew Holden 04/Jan/15 Lead
dapperdan 04/Jan/15 2nd
Hardonicus 03/Jan/15 AltLd

Nicely iced, easy going, not much gear.

with Tom Woods
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Harry Holmes 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Climbed in a base layer, got wet

prwalker 18/Apr/14 AltLd

Both led a short ice pitch near the top. Big walk in up banked out lower snow slopes. Small cornices, spring conditions with excellent vis. CIC 7.30am. Summit 1030. North Face car park 3pm. Returned by CMD arete, Carn mor Dearg summit and carn-dearg meadhonach.

with wupert
luckyjim 13/Apr/14 AltLd

Good to get something done on such a foul day!

with D Helm
Tony Ryland 18/Jan/14 AltLd

We' were assured it was no2 gully but enjoyed the challenge.. Very poor visibility , spindrift avalanches and a great lead on the main pitch by Steve

with Andrew Lodge, Steve Barby
Andrew Lodge 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day out in spite of poor visibility, we were assured this was Number 2 Gully by another team but enjoyed this anyway despite the ice being a bit soft in places. Moral: make your own decisions!

with Tony, Steve
Hidden 18/Jan/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 13/Apr/13 2nd
David Stevens 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S

lots of spindrift

with Jo Dungl
MrRiley 12/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Superb and easy conditions, a very atmospheric route

Chris L Hill 12/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Rich Hines
Debbie Lee 12/Apr/13 AltLd
Clay C 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Rob
R_W_M 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Short but good route, ice a little airy in places

with Clay
Keith Lambley 05/Apr/13 AltLd
with Kate R
MPSBunny 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Ended up soloing up the first ice pitch which a bit of a pant filler despite me encouraging Brannock to keep on going and to not lower me a rope *gulp*. Brannock took the first lead and ended up running the narrows and the steep ice pitch (crux?). I couldn't work out why so much ice was coming down seeing as we were following another party (though some way behind), it turns out whilst everyone has turned the narrows John had gone straight for the steepest bit. Seconded up to find John right in the line of fire for the next pitch on a lovely three screw belay and after a quick change over and the tidiest belay I have ever seen I lead the last ice pitch before John topped out the route. Nipped up the Ben afterwards for a quick victory bag!

Brucemacrosson 01/Apr/13 AltLd
with Simon Opit
Nick Clement 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with mandy clement
Brannock 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, soloed up to the narrows which ben wasn't to happy with after a slight miscommunication, I got the first proper pitch, probably went a bit past the normal belay so had to belay off ice screws. Ben led what was probably the crux, then I got the final pitch to the plateau. Great conditions, fat ice all the way, perfect sunshine and brilliant views from the summit. One of the best days out Ive ever had in Scotland.

Hidden ?/Apr/13 AltLd
radioshed 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Marnoch
Fiona Reid 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Pitched from the base of the snow due amount of snow & ice coming from above. Lead initial long snow pitch, the long ice pitch (fun) and short section to the top. Chimney a bit awkward but good ice/gear. Really enjoyed this route.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Led the short crux pitch. Fiona did the long pitch before.

with Fiona
Hidden 29/Mar/13 2nd
Mattlloyd10 28/Mar/13 2nd

Great conditions. Lots of protection available. Existing pegs and nuts already in place. Good, solid belay points.

stuey4444 16/Mar/13 2nd O/S

great weather at the start but long wait for other teams saw a huge weather change. White out blizzard in the afternoon. Made last pitch pretty gnarly

Robertgiddy 16/Mar/13 Lead
scottie390 13/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

solo'd to the narrows, good rock belay on the L in obvious crack, ran out 55m to spike belay on the R about 30m below the cornice

steven 13/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Fred Weekes
dav_713 13/Mar/13 AltLd
with Davie Scott
owaring 13/Mar/13 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Mar/13 AltLd
Dougbart 09/Mar/13 AltLd
with Iain
Hidden 05/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
ten4dave 03/Mar/13 Lead
davidbird63 03/Mar/13 2nd

Great day out. Busy in the gully. Three parties working through.

with David Adcock, David Qualtrough
zcsharp 02/Mar/13 2nd
with Ollie Stevens
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/13 -
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
tomdude 26/Feb/13 AltLd

short but sweet and fairly easy for the grade at the moment

with Rich Abel
Rich A 26/Feb/13 AltLd

With tom. also ace.

Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Conan 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Glasper
Stuzz 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Gwilym
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 2nd O/S
arose 22/Feb/13 Lead

Brilliant

Tightsgirl 22/Feb/13 2nd
Gman 21/Feb/13 AltLd
with Jeremy Hart
Monkey_Alan 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Tom led the ice pitches. Fantastic conditions.

Martin Bennett 21/Feb/13 -

3 stars? Really? Struck me as a long tedious approach to not that much. Been climbing 48 years today!

with Darren Hartley, Ali
Jerry67 21/Feb/13 -
tomshanti 21/Feb/13 Lead rpt

Perfect conditions,straightforeward.Crux prob first ice fall,taken direct not steps to left.Moved together on final snowslope.Great day.

3kidsandanorton 21/Feb/13 AltLd
Lumbering Oaf 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Great fun. After some discussion, James led the meaty pitch.

Hoyes 20/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Snow a bit soft but ice ok. Led crux second pitch. Felt steeper than Green Gully.

Hidden 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S
thomaspomfrett 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Batt 20/Feb/13 AltLd

Disappointingly short-lived. Soloed up to the narrows. Convinced the lads to continue then lost out to J on the fun pitch. Grr should have planned that better! Snow approach a little sugary but ice in narrows good. Good while it lasted.

max_dickens 20/Feb/13 2nd O/S
steveforgrieve 18/Feb/13 2nd

PYB intro day 2 lead by Dave Rudkin, with Kirsty

LJKing 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Piers Harley
Piers Harley 18/Feb/13 AltLd
with Laurence King
GlennWatson 17/Feb/13 Lead
with Ken Christie
Theeni 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Led the initial snow slopes, Sam led out the crux pitch to about 90m. The ice was a bit soft and under wet powder

Hidden 09/Feb/13 Lead
scorpia97 09/Feb/13 2nd
with Caspian
ecromwell 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Simon Reynolds, Caspian James
markwarner ?/Feb/13 AltLd
SumnerSan ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 31/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell 09/Jan/13 Solo O/S

In thin condition but route was technically easy (3) though sustained . Would recommend taking a few more cams than normal if the screws you got in were good then route would be hard grade 3 in current condition.

with Myself!
tim20 ??/2013 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
akhughes ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Piglet69 27/Feb/12 2nd
with alifin
alifin 27/Feb/12 2nd

Ice pitch VERY fragile and water pouring behind.

Julian Prieto 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
cliffy 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
RM199 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
MarcusP 19/Feb/12 Lead

One pitch wonder? We soloed to the bottom of the steep ice, I led the crux and then we soloed out of the snow bowl at the top. First time on an ice route. Amazing!

with Phil, Emily
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
SeeGee 17/Feb/12 -

Too much spindrift to finish. Party ahead lost a crampon which sailed past us. Abbed off

Glyn 17/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Did main pitches as one long one. lots of spindrift very Scottish experience

Ollie B 16/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Led 60m out then moved together. was running with water. not ideal.

with S.Bennett
TeeBee 15/Feb/12 AltLd
Tarquin 14/Feb/12 -
with Simon and George
Hidden 14/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd
Liam FLeming 13/Feb/12 -
with neil pope
brockers 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Ok. But a bit short

Hidden 13/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 12/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/12 AltLd
nicjbuk 01/Feb/12 AltLd

superb condition but ice fall from party above damaged my partner, he manned up and climbed on though....

with paul freeman
peter neden ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Phil Emerson ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/12 AltLd
simonward 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Mr Wild 31/Jan/12 Lead O/S
stratandrew 30/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Soloed the snow Gully. Zac belayed me up the bottom two (hard) pitches. Good ice. great route. amazing conditions. Zac led final pitch after the steep bulge. went over small cornice. all great fun.

Hidden 30/Jan/12 2nd O/S
pete87abs 26/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Rosie Crossley
vaughany 23/Jan/12 AltLd
with mark patterson
mark88 23/Jan/12 AltLd
with Alex Vaughan
Hidden 16/Jan/12 AltLd
ksneds 15/Jan/12 AltLd

Bit thin but enough neve and ice to make enjoyable day out.

with Tim Clarke
Hidden 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
skippyridgway 15/Jan/12 2nd
with Ali Walsh, Natalie White
JanBella 13/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
palimer ??/2012 AltLd

Really nice, but short, gully. Not a lot of ice, but enough to climb and protect. Good belays in rock, but hard to find. that day at least 2 more teams did the route, so there's no cornice at the end and there is good trail at the last snow slope, which we soloed. 2h. Blue sky day, maybe the only one this season?

Hidden ??/2012 -
Guy Wilson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
clams ??/2012 Lead
with Toby
luckyjim ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
MJLangley 11/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Tom Campbell 02/Apr/11 AltLd

first and second pitch very rotten. Wouldn't recomend going up it!

Brucemacrosson 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Roy Harrison
stimpey 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Rick Ashton 28/Mar/11 AltLd
with James calender
petegunn 27/Mar/11 AltLd

last outing for this year. conditions good

with Steve
Andrew Sandercock 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and 3. First two pitches are pretty dull steep snow gully plodding and then the third is a full, long pitch of steep ice! Ice is super fat at the moment but looked to be going rotten in places. First winter climb on the Ben.

with Andy Laing
Hidden 25/Mar/11 2nd
Sankey 25/Mar/11 2nd

Early start for good firm conditions. On top at 9.30 am.

with Bruce Poll, Simon Oxley
Hidden 03/Mar/11 2nd O/S
tomshanti 02/Mar/11 2nd β

good conditions.crux high up

with nigel hooker
Timo Austino 27/Feb/11 Lead

the other bit of the link up

with Nats
ollyroberts 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with James
Peter Metcalfe 26/Feb/11 Lead

Crux pitch was a tottering pile of slush - not fun.

with Amanda Turner
The_Boy_ODwyer 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S

first Grade IV :-D

with Leo
Hidden 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Ben Sharp 30/Jan/11 AltLd
riven 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
oliverk 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Joe
Bob 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Steve's first route on the Ben.

with Steve Brock
thomasaneurinsmith 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome last pitch made it worth it - Euan's first Grade IV lead just before the longer last bit.

with Euan Strachan
shugsan 23/Jan/11 AltLd

Lead Top Pitch. A bit underwhelmed.

KeithW 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Went up to do Hesperides Ledge, but couldn't find a belay where it branches off. So went straight up the gully instead.

with Rahul
JasonK 23/Jan/11 AltLd
with Hanakin Gibs, Euan Boyd
Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S
jimorothy 21/Jan/11 AltLd

An impressive line from a distance, but not an especially good nor interesting route to say it's in Cold Climbs. Pres conditions: cruddy frozen snow with terrible gear. Extremely steep.

with Scott Barnett
Dave Latimer 02/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Euan Strachan ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Thom Smith
Tenko ??/2011 -
Timo Austino ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
smithaldo ??/2011 -
luckyjim ??/2011 AltLd
with L Biggar
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Mark Salter ??/2011 -
willoates 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

really good, ice in good condition, swimming through the drifts.

with Steve
Steeve 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

incredible, massively runout and beautiful climbing.

with will
gripped01 15/Dec/10 AltLd

abbed off 2nd pitch not in

with Dave Tait
Hidden 12/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Lead O/S
samrad ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

really thin. more like a V on the 2nd pitch.

with tom livingston
Tom Livingstone ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
centurion05 20/Nov/10 Lead
with dyl
williamsd79 20/Nov/10 2nd dnf

EPIC!!!!!

rustyclimber91 19/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

first IV and first route on the ben led first pitch and liam led second. beautiful day and a nice way to round off what i think will be the end of my winter season this year!! :)

with liam
Liam Ingram 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Lead all the exciting pitches.

masa-alpin 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Simul-soloed P1, then I lead P2 up to right after the crux icewall, Jacob lead P3 to the top. Enjoyable climb.

with Jacob D
Palomino1hills 17/Apr/10 Lead

Excellent route a bit narrow at the middle good ice all the way though

with Andy
Hidden 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Col Kingshott 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd
el cholo 21/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Susana, jamestheyip
Hidden 21/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
jamestheyip 21/Mar/10 AltLd rpt

Good condition with big steps.

with Suzana El-Massri, Alejandro Garcia
Hidden 20/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Karlos 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Soloed to the narrowing, dodging the soft bits of ice falling off the buttresses into the gully. Took the lead on the first pitch, finding the snow soggy and the ice a little slushy. Had intended belaying below the crux, but couldn't find any gear that would hold, so led final steep section, topping out precariuously onto soft snow, but with two bits of fixed gear left from yesterday. After bringing up my 2nd, decided to ab off rather than face the mealstrom on the plateau above. Lots of debris falling into the gully by now, so made a quick escape back into the corrie. Found it much easier than expected, steeps sections short lived and interspersed with easy ground. In better conditions would figure it would be even easier.

with Mark B
Hidden 17/Mar/10 2nd
guyscott 16/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Blue skies and ice in excellent condition made this an amazing climb. Easily my best climb yet.

with Tommy, Klas
lberry 16/Mar/10 2nd
markfairbank 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Another excellent route. Abit misty so took abit of finding but cleared into another great day at the top :)

with Ian Moore
Mountain Llama 07/Mar/10 AltLd

Reached the hut by 11am so managed to get a route in as well. Been on my wish list for a long time & perfect blue sky & ice made it one to remember.

with Paul S
carl_123 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
tubby two ?/Mar/10 Lead
with Tinky
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead
Brian Smith 84 ?/Mar/10 2nd
with Sam Thorburn, Rusty Bale
yellow ?/Mar/10 2nd
Alco-nomic ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with Andy Wardle
Patrick803 22/Feb/10 2nd

Did Green Gully as well, thought Comb was slightly easier.

with Ian Johnston
Hidden 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
iceicebaby 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S

quality route - my first on the Ben!

Jimmy O 11/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Matt Down
Hidden 08/Feb/10 AltLd
andybuckley 07/Feb/10 AltLd

After the long approach, the two technical pitches were excellent: the first long and quite varied, and the second short but steeper. The ice was shattering on the top of the bulge on the 2nd pitch, producing some panicky gibbering from me on lead!

with Steve Crawford
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
glenngordon ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
centurion05 ??/2010 -
rclarke 18/Dec/09 AltLd
dj_brigham05 18/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Moved together until difficulties and then did all of the difficulties in one big pitch! Good day!

Hidden 15/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Lead bottom to narrows so can't claim the full grade.

Somerset swede basher 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
wildrover220 26/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Roy Taylor
Piers Harley 25/Mar/09 AltLd

The weather was a bit claggy but the route was in good nick.

with Simon Clark, Jeremy Windsor
Lou Kennedy 24/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden 24/Mar/09 AltLd
Roch 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Jocky

with MRT
Dirk Wallis 21/Mar/09 AltLd
with Gwilym
Martin Haworth 20/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Alex Mason 20/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Soloed first half, Lead crux pitch and seconded out, nice climb, great day.

Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
abbeywall ?/Mar/09 AltLd
Shaw Brown 28/Feb/09 AltLd

Great condition other than ice was too soft for ice screws and little rock protection. Character building!

with Loz
Hidden 21/Feb/09 AltLd
wheelsucker 21/Feb/09 AltLd
John Carney 20/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Rob Jarvis
geoff b 19/Feb/09 AltLd

About the only thing in condition during a time of lean pickings.

with Dr. Nick
sacdenouilles 18/Feb/09 -
with J F Philippe, D Pemble
Elastic Jones 10/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Alistair
Ken Applegate 09/Feb/09 AltLd

Started pitching at base of narrows, at the top of the snow slopes, and were able to do all the technical climbing in just under 60m. Hannah led the second and final pitch which probably went at grade 2.

Hannah Evans 09/Feb/09 2nd
stevepotter 07/Feb/09 Lead
with ken
benclimbing ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
alpinist63 ?/Feb/09 -
Hidden 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
hamish2016 02/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches.

with Stuart Reeves
tebs 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Dunc
stuaart 02/Jan/09 2nd O/S
datoon 02/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with K
decs 02/Jan/09 AltLd
with Bart
khawk 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with DT
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd O/S
rossn ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
JimH ??/2009 -
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
breithorn4164 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Jackson
kenneM 20/Dec/08 Lead

Muzz - melting fast

with Muzz
jaggy bunnet 05/Apr/08 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/08 AltLd
mgg 26/Mar/08 2nd
Bristoldave 25/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Ferguson
suess 24/Mar/08 AltLd
sadams 24/Mar/08 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
fizzy_elephant 23/Mar/08 -

good climb.. too short

with stu
RobScotland 15/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Reckon this route would normally be straightforward but a lot of unconsolidated snow and only partially frozen ice dominated things today making protection sparse. Adze of axe used at times because pick cut through the soft snow! Careful distribution of weight across crampons and axes required!

with Gary Kinsey
rob1 15/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Neil Loydon
Hidden 04/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
tom.e 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Pete Graham 16/Feb/08 AltLd
with Tom Everett
lost.arrow 12/Feb/08 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
alaan 11/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Thin but good ice/neve when needed!

with Jim
Just Another Dave ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Jo Bertalot
jimbobimbo ?/Feb/08 2nd

All leads done by John and Ewen while I just Gibbered along on 2nd

with John & Ewen
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 30/Jan/08 Lead O/S
broc 30/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Luke
John Kettle 19/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
ewen 19/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with the kettle and jim
alan wilson ?/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
nofx ??/2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Jasonic ??/2008 AltLd
John Pickles ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Neil Mackay
markjarvie ??/2008 -
with magnus johnston
smac ??/2008 -
dthomson 05/Apr/07 Lead
with paul robinson
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 05/Apr/07 2nd β

climbed with green gully same day,awesome weather blue skies excellent ice

SWalls 03/Apr/07 AltLd
Hidden 02/Apr/07 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 02/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

quite nicley stepped all the way, but still very exposed feel with typical nevis run-outs, and a 20 yard downclimb near the top due to lack of rope!

luckyjim ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/07 -
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/07 Lead
Captain Solo 26/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/07 -
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
dsiska 03/Mar/07 AltLd

Don't trust steep powdery snow, or you'll fall.

with Fran
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
gregor ?/Mar/07 -
jonnie3430 ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Daniel Duerden 13/Feb/07 AltLd
with Spade
Spade 13/Feb/07 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 10/Feb/07 2nd
with Jonno, Jimmy
reg_measures 09/Feb/07 2nd O/S

soloed up then climbed onw pitch with the rope

with steve burdett
Boistelle 05/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Guy Stevens
Hidden 05/Feb/07 AltLd
Tim Sparrow ?/Feb/07 AltLd
with Alex Rickards
Hidden ?/Feb/07 AltLd
scorky345 ?/Feb/07 AltLd
with Fran Blunt
Rob Grant 24/Jan/07 AltLd
with john marsham/matt hobby
aged_ape 06/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with MD
Nicos 04/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
wee hippy ??/2007 AltLd
with john jones
CurlyStevo ??/2007 AltLd
keith leonard ??/2007 Lead
with wife
andyinglis 24/Dec/06 AltLd O/S

Cloud inversion and great ice, ideal!

with neil adams
Neil Adams 24/Dec/06 AltLd O/S

Stunning route - brilliant ice all the way despite very lean conditions elsewhere.

barney_edin 03/Apr/06 AltLd
with Simon G
jamestheyip 25/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
BruceG 18/Mar/06 2nd

First gully in Scotland! Good route and fantastic weather as well.

with Alii
Hidden 18/Mar/06 AltLd
Tom M Williams 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

V.Good apart from the tossers in front

with Andy Hobson
George Ormerod 06/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Amazing perfect weather, quiet too on the mountain. Descended by No 4 gully to a perfect red dusk.

with Roger & Marytin
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/06 2nd O/S
Simon Palmer ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Katy Steen
joe king ?/Jan/06 AltLd rpt
with simon ringrose
gregor ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Colin Mcgregor 23/Mar/05 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
Hidden 13/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
mikecopp 05/Mar/05 Lead
with Tom O Grady
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
Ann S ?/Mar/05 2nd

Following Guide

with Richard Bentley-guide MIC
frost ?/Mar/05 AltLd
with N Griffiths
Hidden 19/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
NickJH ?/Feb/05 Lead rpt
with CHill
Andrew1 ?/Feb/05 2nd dnf
with Andy Lewington
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Feb/05 Lead
with Tim Davies
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
mike.moss ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Ben Williams
GPN ??/2005 AltLd
Ice Spider ??/2005 Lead
with Rew
spoony84 ??/2005 AltLd

with daz lemal.

seanyt ?/Mar/04 Lead
adamwesthead ?/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with Hoult
lost.arrow 20/Feb/04 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
geoff b 16/Feb/04 AltLd

Great route & a fast ascent gave us time for another route.

with Dr. Nick
tompercy ?/Feb/04 2nd
ruaridhmac ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with Jim the Postie
DerwentDiluted ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with J. Ellson
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Charlie wp Hill ??/2004 -
Rob Pitt ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Philippa Arding
Hidden 12/Apr/03 AltLd
climbtim 08/Apr/03 AltLd
rossn ?/Apr/03 AltLd

Forgot my helmet. Good route though quite short. Not over populated with gear. Shared Daves helmet, leader used it. One and only time I've forgot a crucial bit of kit.

with Dave Stapely
Hidden 22/Mar/03 AltLd
David Horwood 21/Mar/03 -
crowberry gully 19/Mar/03 -
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 14/Mar/03 2nd
steveP ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
icescrew ?/Mar/03 AltLd

Another good day

with The Fox
gripped01 ?/Mar/03 2nd
with Martin Bohl
joe king ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with steve petit
tompercy ?/Feb/03 -
dangates ??/2003 AltLd
with Brendon Hughes
ashpreston ??/2003 -
Gudge ?/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Ian Hutchison
niall_mac ?/Apr/02 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/02 -
Jamie B ?/Feb/02 AltLd

Briefly quite steep. Crap pro - ice very sugary.

with Alex Glasgow
Dave Kerr 17/Feb/01 AltLd
with Steve Wells
Hidden 16/Feb/01 AltLd
BenTiffin ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Dan Robinson
bandersnatch ?/Feb/01 Lead
with Mairi B
NeilGriffiths 15/Apr/00 -
with James, Simon
jgordon75 ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
plain kitten ??/2000 -

RC + GMcE HM

Mark Stevenson 24/Jan/98 AltLd O/S
with Rowland Barker
AB1965 12/Jan/98 AltLd
Louis Hume ??/1998 Lead
with Mustillos
Richard Weller ?/Apr/97 AltLd
with Alec Keith
Jim Walton 02/Jan/97 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Stammers
Marti999 ??/1997 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/96 Lead O/S
biggianthead 09/Mar/96 -
with HT
Hidden 03/Mar/96 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/96 -
phardman ?/Feb/96 -
Hidden 08/Jan/96 AltLd dnf
Andy Say 13/Feb/95 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/95 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
charlesmfrench 19/Jan/94 Solo O/S
with Julian Fisher
Mickdenali ??/1994 -
mark-abz ?/Mar/93 AltLd
with Sue H
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Feb/93 AltLd
with Nick Ashton
pingora 13/Feb/93 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Mick King 29/Dec/92 Lead
with Steve Brodie
marcoleptic ?/Feb/92 AltLd
with Stuey, Banjo, Moley
Bruce Kerr 18/Jan/92 AltLd
with George McEwan
johnkeith ??/1992 -
with G. Callander
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Tall Neil
NickJH ?/Feb/91 Lead
with JWood, RParry
QuicNic ??/1991 Lead

Taking beginner on first winter route........ meant to do No.2 Gully but too much slab on good neve so opted for this as Grade III in my old book! Actually was not too bad as good neve and ice but spin drift made life tricky. My friend got a bit buried at one point and failed to retrieve an ice screw and lost a mit. He ended up with frost bite....... great intro to Scottish winter climbing. We saved a French bloke on top who was wandering down the edge of the cliffs looking for the path down. He had shorts on (after running up the tourist track he had turned round and got lost)! It was around -5C and snowing and about to get dark.

pauldrew ??/1989 AltLd
Hidden 05/Apr/87 Solo
Richard Weller 03/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Nigel Thompson
scree ?/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/87 -
Hidden 31/Jan/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/85 -
jon 04/Jan/85 Lead
with H
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 Solo
Lone Rider 16/Dec/84 AltLd
with Colin Grant
Martin Haworth ?/Jan/84 AltLd
with tim wright
Howard J 15/Feb/83 AltLd dnf

Bombed out by ice from party above, had to take our instructor to hospital with a detached retina after he was hit in the eye. When I took him into the hospital they thought I was the casualty - I hadn't realised my face was covered in blood from a tiny nick on my nose from the falling ice.

with Loch Eil Centre
Mark Kemball 23/Feb/81 AltLd
with Mark Boon
Lone Rider 10/Jan/81 Solo

20 mins

Hidden 23/Dec/80 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Mar/79 AltLd
with Roger Wilson
Derek Ryden 01/Jan/78 AltLd O/S
with Andy Draper
Falko 28/Dec/77 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Hidden ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/76 -
Hidden ?/Mar/69 AltLd
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