ClimberDateStyle
Fiona Hughes 15/Apr 2nd
with SP
Hidden 15/Apr Lead
Hidden 28/Mar AltLd O/S
CameronH 28/Mar AltLd O/S

Led p1,2,3

with Ed Wheatcroft
tomowen13 26/Mar AltLd
Piers Harley 26/Mar AltLd
with Carl Davies
luckyjim 26/Mar AltLd
with D Helm
BPaske 26/Mar AltLd
papasmurf 25/Mar AltLd

Great day

with Simon Stokes
joese7en 25/Mar AltLd rpt
with NG
joem 23/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar Lead
ChrisH89 23/Mar Lead O/S

Second attempt after an abortive attempt the week before when the ice turned to slush as we climbed it... Excellent route with solid ice all the way up. Pitch 4 (crux) is particularly excellent.

Sally Hudson 23/Mar 2nd
luckyjim 09/Mar Solo
wchan 06/Mar -
George.D 06/Mar 2nd
Tom Livingstone 15/Feb AltLd rpt
with Ondrej, Doman
Hidden 14/Feb AltLd
Hidden 12/Feb AltLd O/S
HelenB 05/Feb 2nd O/S

Challenging with powdery snow and massive dumps of spindrift. Maybe not the best route choice... A few short ice pitches but no neve. Took the left side at the top - too much soft snow on the right.

with AdamK
Ben21 ?/Feb Lead O/S

a bit lean, had to reach for the start

Jen Jones 26/Jan 2nd
guy127917 26/Jan Lead O/S

Thin but reasonable nick

with Jen
dj_brigham05 14/Jan AltLd rpt

Social ascent with good belay banter. Nice to climb, less easy to protect

with Grant Harris, Thom Simmons, Chris Thain
CaelanB 13/Jan AltLd O/S

Scottish conditions; thin not totally bomber ice with a lot of spindrift. Still a great route. Lead pitches 1 and 3

Alex Riley 13/Jan AltLd O/S

Pretty lean with minimal protection. A few comedy screws, one or two weren't bad.

with CaelanB
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Mike Webster 08/Apr/16 2nd
masa-alpin 08/Apr/16 Lead O/S

In 5 pitches and with direct finish. Powdery with little ice. Axes often hit rock straight under snow. Places 1 screw only (the last pitch) apart from the bottom belay.

AC1 31/Mar/16 -

Grand day out. great conditions.

with Mike Brian
Hidden 25/Mar/16 AltLd
michaelmurray 25/Mar/16 -

Fantastic route in good condition with first time placements nearly all the way up. Rock walls were fairly clear of snow and ice so decent belays all the way up. Windy day so lots of spindrift and soft snow for the last few metres. Exited on the left to avoid the cornice.

with James
Piers Harley 23/Mar/16 Lead
with Simon Clark
Hidden 23/Mar/16 AltLd
Hidden 22/Mar/16 AltLd
drsdave 22/Mar/16 AltLd G/U

Under thaw but doable, great climb possible as a solo when stepped out and frozen

with Mat
El_Dave_H 22/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Great climbing, fell repeatedly trying to get through the cornice. Thank god for stout belays.

nigel_ev 22/Mar/16 2nd
Keith Lambley 15/Mar/16 Lead

Snow quite sugary and unconsolidated, limited ice, a bit wet, last pitch the best, too warm. Four teams in the gully today.

with Kate R
Hidden 10/Mar/16 -
Matt Reed 10/Mar/16 Lead rpt

I led. Spindrift!

with Dave Cundy, adrian clifford
Hidden 02/Mar/16 2nd
MysteriousCeorl 28/Feb/16 2nd
with Simon
SJPowderham1 28/Feb/16 2nd

Out with Simon Edwards as our guide through Abacus. Awesome first taste of grade IV on an amazing day.

Andy England 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 14/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/16 AltLd
Rob N 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Bruce
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S
marie_p 12/Feb/16 2nd
with Colin, Tom
tomdude 12/Feb/16 Lead

Interest on 4 decent pitches. Think we picked the most spindrifty bit of the mountain, wore goggles most of the day. Must start belaying in a way that saves back twisting.

with Colin Abernethy, marie
Finn Curry 11/Feb/16 2nd
with Paul Warnock
Kyrros 10/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
andrzej kierzek 09/Feb/16 Lead O/S

There was a party of three well above us but we could not resit temptation and decided to go for it. As expected, we were bombarded by ice/snow understandably kicked down by other party. Fortunately, nothing big hit us. The ice was undecided whether it wants to be ice or snow. Protection was poor with about two runners per pitch. Classic line, great day. My first route topping out to Ben's summit plateau. Naving off in a whiteout by 282 bearing was OK.

with Kj
scottmarcberry 08/Feb/16 Lead

Okay quality of ice on the first pitch to the peg belay, quite powdery between belays but the ice bulges have formed nicely. A lot of snow on the exit slopes. Poor protection a run out in places, minus a couple of bomber ice screws. Plenty of traffic since but has been loaded with more powder.

Rhys Macallister 07/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

The ice was not in good shape yet. Very little potential for gear. We ran it out big time, we got 12 runners including Belays for entire route.

with jack doyle
david harvey 06/Feb/16 2nd O/S

The best climb iv ever done

with martin
martinbettridge06 06/Feb/16 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/16 -
GeorgeNunn ?/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Brucemacrosson ?/Feb/16 AltLd
with Rob Noone
stanleynkk 21/Jan/16 AltLd
Richard Kendrick 21/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
dav_713 14/Jan/16 AltLd rpt

very snowy, some decent ice on steeper parts, final bulge quite thin

with Dave Buckett
Kevin Woods 05/Jan/16 2nd O/S

Led top pitch and short pitch near bottom

with Iain Smith
Hidden ??/2016 -
Steven Carter ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
guy757 ??/2016 -
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead
BrianShackleton 23/May/15 AltLd

Final winter route of 2014/2015 season

with Ruth Love
Webster 17/May/15 AltLd O/S

still stonking great ice in mid may!!! fantastic climb, more interesting than comb gully

Hidden 17/May/15 -
EmSto 17/May/15 2nd

Great day out. Frozen from about 900m and nice ice on the first three pitches. Lots of fresh snow falling on the Ben and still very much winter high up!

with Katie Bowen, David Webster
Hidden 02/May/15 Lead O/S
gjd 02/May/15 AltLd O/S

soloed p1, I led p3 & 5

with Brian H
MightyStew 30/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
HaddRoots 30/Apr/15 AltLd

Was in good condition, great route and a lovely day!

with Stewart
Hidden 25/Apr/15 2nd
Brucemacrosson 11/Apr/15 -
with Ewanski
Ewanski 11/Apr/15 -

great condition. Weather was really good, wind not anywhere near what was forecast.

with Bruce M
Tony Ryland 11/Apr/15 AltLd

Gnarly day, lots of spindrift Led 2&4, both long pitches

with Steve Barby
Hidden 11/Apr/15 AltLd
guitarshane 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Chrismith 04/Apr/15 AltLd
olekemi 29/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Simul-climbing all the way.

with Colin D
Colin Dyer 29/Mar/15 AltLd

Moved together throughout. Great route and well deserved classic. Definitely took the tech 4 ice direct approach to the whole route.

with Ole
Nath93 25/Mar/15 Lead O/S

A great climb. Bomber placements the whole way and pretty good gear. Went direct up the steeper ice pitch at the top which was probably the technical crux but well protected.

Seymore Butt 25/Mar/15 AltLd
with CD
SUColdo 25/Mar/15 AltLd
with Andy McNaughton
Nemo9 24/Mar/15 AltLd

In great condition.

with Jim
Hidden 23/Mar/15 AltLd
BoulderyDave 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

First Scottish winter lead. Seemed like good conditions to me, some sections lacking protection.

Fiona Reid 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

What a day! Stunning weather and conditions. 5 pitches. Led odd pitches. Mike finished direct.

with Mike
Hidden 21/Mar/15 AltLd
neal 21/Mar/15 AltLd

I led P1,3,5. P1&2 were very easy with so much good snow and ice. p3 &4 had a bit more interest, optional steeper sections. P5 also optional nice steepish ice section before good snow for top out and buried axe belay. Beautiful day, descended CMD

with Stuart Mcleod
tebs 21/Mar/15 AltLd rpt

Climbed in an attempt to save the day after bailing on a warm Boomer's. A bit frustrating being at the back of a queue to say the least but at least it was in good nick. Lovely line and route.

with Phil, Tim
Mike-W-99 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Very enjoyable. A bit hooked out but didn't spoil the fun.

with Fiona
HimTiggins 21/Mar/15 AltLd rpt
with Bart
Hidden 21/Mar/15 -
jshields 20/Mar/15 AltLd
waiting for snow 20/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Very fat, but needs a good freeze. Screws were placed for psychological protection only.

petegunn 19/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Superb. First time placements, apart from a small icy section just before the top. : )

DanielBryan 18/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/15 2nd
ADAMSTUBS 16/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Tim Davies 16/Mar/15 -

Perfect conditions

Pina 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Magnificent conditions

with Klaus, Steve
Hidden 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
lu 15/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead
nclarey 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1, 3 and 5. Apparently was in easy condition, no major difficulties encountered. Led a good short ice pitch between the left and right exits for a bit of excitement.

steve7734 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Jocelyn Trottet
Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd
FreddieSmith 14/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Danny Grifths
DavidMcK 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Fantastic conditions! Harry did a great job on his first winter lead

Harrynichols 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
elliptic 14/Mar/15 Solo
El Plunge 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Great conditions

Harry Holmes 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/15 Lead O/S
easers 10/Mar/15 AltLd
with Paul
tallpaulselfridge 10/Mar/15 AltLd
with easers
Hidden ?/Mar/15 Lead
marxk 28/Feb/15 -

Good nick, heavy spindrift

David Kay 16/Feb/15 AltLd RP
Lumbering Oaf 16/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Great route. Stepped out but still enormous fun. Worthy of its stars.

Hoyes 16/Feb/15 AltLd rpt
Ben Sharp 14/Feb/15 Lead
Ally Smith 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

2nd route of the day; eegits above us showering us with ice despite it being hooked/stepped out

phildawson 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Ally Smith
Tarquin 13/Feb/15 -
with Louise
Louvet 13/Feb/15 2nd
with Tarquin
JackM92 12/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Stepped out, easy, no cornice.

Hidden 12/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
stufish 11/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Drew
smithjmw46 09/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Second attempt after poor conditions last year (and third for lee!) My first proper winter lead. What a day.

mussonlr 09/Feb/15 AltLd
eaf4 08/Feb/15 AltLd

With Graeme T & Brian S.

with Graeme Tough, Brian Shackleton
Hidden 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Olli-C 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Class

with Pete Edwards
gst 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Great condition, great fun.

with Euan Fowler, Brian Shackleton
andybroadway 07/Feb/15 AltLd

Lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Awesome route on a stunning day. Perfect.

Sardien 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S

What a great winter day, loved it!

Bob1984 07/Feb/15 AltLd
with Andrew Broadway
The Bad Cough 06/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Jack Southward, Tom Simpson
Karlos 06/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Made early start in order to complete it before lunch. Started just as it got light. Led P2 and P4. Found some of the fixed belays, but had to use 3 screws for the others. Final steep ice was dinner plating and proved a but tough. Amazing route in impressive location.

with Steve Ashworth
Hidden 06/Feb/15 2nd
mike_w18 05/Feb/15 2nd

Good ice throughout, small cornice.

with Neil
stephen ashworth ?/Feb/15 AltLd
with Karl stewart
Hidden ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Neil Hamlet ?/Feb/15 2nd
davkeo 19/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Timothy Miller 10/Jan/15 Solo O/S
luckyjim 04/Jan/15 AltLd
with D Helm
arose 04/Jan/15 AltLd

Thin but good. First pitch felt hard but could have been the manflu

joesmith 04/Jan/15 AltLd
Moritz L 03/Jan/15 Lead

Second attempt after 2 days of warm temperatures and rain. Ice was soft and hollow, with water running behind. Had quite a few moments whilst Dave was being avalanched on. Retreated after the first pitch

David Kay 02/Jan/15 AltLd dnf

Ice was sketchy and I got avalanched on. Good reasons to retreat.

Hidden ??/2015 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Moritz L 30/Dec/14 AltLd dnf

Thick fog and Dave's memory meant we started the climb 30m further right on Number three gully buttress. Dave lead the first pitch. I lead a direct variation to the above of 10m ice in a slightly awkward corner, followed by 50m of snow ploughing. At this point we realised we weren't in the right place but also couldn't figure out where we lost the route. Dave had a go at the corner of Quickstep (V 5) but it was very thin. We abseiled back to the bottom with a bit of faff and our first two abalakov threads

Hidden 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Palindrome 29/Dec/14 2nd O/S
robgixer 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S

excellent conditions, not a lot of snow build up so good ice all the way.

alastairbegley 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Brilliant conditions, first time placements all the way. http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/12/green-gully/

Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
mrbird 27/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Blurgy319 25/Dec/14 2nd

Not banked out at all, ice was steep and fun, not a breath of wind and great views even regarding the fantastic inversion over the mouth of the coire, merry Christmas!

with Ben Thynne, Joey Durkin
luckyjim 25/Dec/14 Solo
robertmichaellovell 25/Dec/14 Lead

Some quite steep bits

with Bex
Hidden ?/Dec/14 AltLd
ShoePolice 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

stunning day

with Andy Wilson
Hidden 12/Apr/14 -
Andy Hewison 12/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

Made the best of a bad day. Pitch one banked out, getting over the glide crack was interesting as it had soft snow above it. Route generally good and even got some screws in. Cornice still above route so traversed left slightly and took a very run out climb to the top. Good climb though.

with Drew Connelly
ladislav 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Hard snow-ice. The last pitch was very run-out!

with Alan
smithjmw46 10/Mar/14 2nd dnf
with Lee Musson, Nathan Jones
five ?/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Cornice hardest pitch - long and very steep, but lovely snow-ice.

with MG
joe king 22/Feb/14 AltLd rpt

Pitch one banked out, only recognised the rout due to spindrift coming down.....It was easy til the cornice.......hint - go left...

with steve pettit
steveP 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Banked out and walls plastered with little available gear. Monster cornice - some of which collapsed as Dapper was trying to tunnel through it. Eventually turned on the left after a looong traverse. What a day!

tommytuffa 17/Jan/14 Lead
with Tim C
morpcat 10/Jan/14 AltLd

Needs one more thaw and freeze and it will be there. Climbable but it's mostly frozen snow still, not yet proper ice. Very few good screw placements.

wilkinscl 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Ice was just about formed on most of the steps however protection was sparse for the majority of the route. Spindrift was relentless and sometimes exceptionally heavy. Cornice was soft and difficult to overcome.

Bcrich01 ?/Jan/14 AltLd β
cottoneye ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
saintlade ??/2014 -
Mr. K 20/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Bailed on pitch one due to questionable ice and relentless spindrift avalanches.

with Masa Sakano, Simon Perry
Hidden 12/Apr/13 2nd
CMcBain 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Owen
OwenF 07/Apr/13 AltLd
with Calum
Neil Adams 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Part of a 3-route solo link-up - scottishclimbers.blogspot.com/2013/04/soloing-on-ben.html

Clay C 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Rob
R_W_M 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Really excellent route, climbed under almost-clear-blue skies, sustained interest and axcellent quality ice, but never difficult

with Clay
Hidden 04/Apr/13 AltLd
Matt Reed 04/Apr/13 AltLd
Jamie B 03/Apr/13 Lead
with Jens Mieth
Sutty22 02/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent weather today. Climbing conditions were great with styrofoam snow and good ice. The ice was well hacked and stepped out which made it a touch easier. I led 2, Dave, 1,3 & I let him do 4 for me after my calves felt like they were on fire. My first ice route on the Ben, brilliant!

with Dave Gleave
mhamiltonj 31/Mar/13 AltLd
TRFrost 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 2nd
np134 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 31/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Jo Dungl
Brannock 31/Mar/13 -

With robby and ben, been wanting to do this for a while. Led first two pitches and last one over the cornice, really good route.

MPSBunny 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Split it into 5 pitches. John won rock, paper, scissors so took the first two pitches which he lead like a beast despite having to wait behind a party of two at both belays. We then switched leads and I took the next two. These were pretty epic with the 4th pitch wiping me out, though thanks so it being pretty hacked out and screwing into pre-screwed holes I managed to get to the top. For the final pitch we swapped again, something I was very glad of, and John took us up and over the cornice.

Hidden 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
ffdalton 18/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Dean Dalton
Little AndyH 17/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Gazlynn 16/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead
DeanD 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
andyinglis 13/Mar/13 Solo
easers 11/Mar/13 AltLd
with Doug
Dougbart 11/Mar/13 AltLd
with Iain
Robertgiddy 10/Mar/13 -
D.Russell 10/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

pitched 1 and 2 then moved together.

manxclare 09/Mar/13 AltLd

Blowing a hooooolie! lovely top out ...

with jon22
jon22 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
nickwhimster 08/Mar/13 Lead O/S
monsteratt 08/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Did 2nd+4th+...pithes. Enjoyable in good conditions. First proper route on the Ben :-)

with Nick Whimster
Andy Hewison 07/Mar/13 2nd

Good route, good ice, last pitch/top out was good.

Ken Applegate 07/Mar/13 Lead

Day of work. Wild on the walk-in, but the gully was sufficiently sheltered, and amazingly, it was quite still on the summit plateau. Oh, great climbing, and hooked all the way.

with Scott, Caley
Hidden 04/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Stuzz 04/Mar/13 AltLd
with Gwilym
Hidden 03/Mar/13 2nd
sweenyt 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Julian Prieto 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Stepped out

cliffy 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Scott Rankin 02/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead
davidbird63 01/Mar/13 2nd

First grade IV. Great climb. Beuatiful day. Bring it on.

ten4dave 01/Mar/13 Lead
DeanD ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
ClemmieMitchell ?/Mar/13 2nd
Ewan Russell 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S

good in easy condition. did direct finish which was brittle

with Myself!
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
spearing05 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb on next to no sleep. Glad Andrew had pitch 4. Cheeky little traverse on steep ice off the belay followed by a 35m runout.

with Andrew
scottie390 25/Feb/13 -

P1 initial ice fall pitch to B2 insitu, backed up on the left, P2 straight forward B2, 2 piton on the right, back up with 2 nuts in the crack behind the piton on the right. B3 below ice bulge, small/med sized wires on the right. P3 ice bluge (crux) run it our above to B4 spike on the R of the exit gully

with Andy Hague
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
JamesMortimer4 24/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
manmike 21/Feb/13 AltLd
Keith Lambley 21/Feb/13 AltLd
with Jeff H, Kate R
Ste Ridd 21/Feb/13 AltLd
3kidsandanorton 21/Feb/13 AltLd
malc 20/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with AP
Hidden 20/Feb/13 2nd
NathanP 11/Feb/13 2nd
Pete23 09/Feb/13 Lead
with Gary McCaulay
Gary Macaulay 09/Feb/13 2nd
with Peter Berwick
mickd ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 2nd
markwarner ?/Feb/13 Lead
RKernan 12/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

first pitch thin but great fun!

with Brendan Bailey
JasonK 12/Jan/13 AltLd

Brilliant route on a great day. Lead the 1st and 4th pitch, the 1st definitely being the crux in very lean condition. Felt like top-end IV today.

danny appleton 12/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
luckyjim 12/Dec/12 AltLd

the beauty of midweek climbing had the gully to ourselves!

with Evelina
freyja 12/Dec/12 -

what a glorious climb in sunshine!

with jim
Gene00 07/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tom Campbell 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

first pitch of diana then on to green gully. very rotten. Last ptich very thin. I'd stay clear

DrJon 24/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Ice a bit thin in places but route in good nick overall. Occasional steep ice a little tricky but bits in between nice and easy.

with John
HendrikTBB 24/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with AO, DrJon
Batt 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Good conditions, peg belays mostly

Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
Hoyes 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Sustained and quite bold, but never difficult.

Pat-H 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with florian, ivonne
goatee 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

We did it in four pitches with Kevin leading the last. A full 60mtr final pitch over a couple of steep bits led to communication difficulties

with Kevin Ring
Hidden 18/Feb/12 -
Ollie B 17/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Good condition, mostly frozen snow-ice.

with S.Bennett
phillipjohnson 17/Feb/12 AltLd

second and fourth pitch.

alpinebutterfly 17/Feb/12 2nd
RM199 15/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/12 AltLd
Andy_B39 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with James Davidson
Hidden 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S
kenneM 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Mostly in good nick with snow ice most of the way and a few steeper sections on water ice.

with Henry Crosby
Theeni 13/Feb/12 2nd
with Mike Kennedy
Liam FLeming 13/Feb/12 -
Hidden 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S
David Stevens 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Albert Palomer, Matt Craig
radioshed 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2, a bit wet really, but still very fun.

with Albert P, dave s
palimer 11/Feb/12 Lead
with Matt
Hidden 07/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Ian Hinkins 04/Feb/12 2nd
with Ewen Turner
ewen 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S
jamesh 03/Feb/12 2nd
with Jim Unwin
jcurley 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris Drinkwater
Hidden 02/Feb/12 2nd
Mr Wild 01/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Dave Barker
al jackson ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Si ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Luke
Hidden 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/12 2nd
David Sherratt 30/Jan/12 Lead
andy dunn 29/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with J
The Big Sender 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Wild day out! Bit cruddy at the start, good ice further up.

skippyridgway 15/Jan/12 2nd
with Ali Walsh, Natalie White
Debbie Lee 14/Jan/12 2nd
with Rob, Dave Riley
edmitchell 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Awesome route!

emmarowe 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
MrRiley 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Utterly superb! Really enjoyed this one! great ice on every pitch and some good banter with other teams

nicjbuk 13/Jan/12 AltLd

superb condition. kept pitches short due to a team above.

with ross nicol esq
Hidden 12/Jan/12 2nd
JanBella 10/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
luckyjim ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Tom Campbell 31/Mar/11 AltLd
pete87abs 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with sinclar
abbeywall 29/Mar/11 AltLd

did direct finish. First time placements all the way

with K, AC
theycallmefrodo 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Awesome conditions, great day and a beautiful route. Ice was in really good nick. Felt more comfortable on the steep ice here than in the last pitch of glovers the day before.

with David Tait
Rick Ashton 29/Mar/11 AltLd
with James calender
artyscot 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Nice placements good ice despite thaw well worth the slog in

Rope 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Myself colin and Archie

Jim Slater 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
Ann S 26/Mar/11 2nd

Good toffee ice and easier than normal.

with Scott Kirkhope-MIC aspirant
carl_123 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S

easy for the grade, with good ice and nevi

Hidden 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Sankey 23/Mar/11 2nd

A bit damp, but good fun

with Ian, Bruce Poll, Simon Oxley
Ken Applegate 06/Mar/11 Lead

Guiding day. Good condition in the gully, crux and direct finish had very good ice.

with Dimitri, Ashley
Heike 06/Mar/11 AltLd
with Pete
paul79 06/Mar/11 -
jaggy bunnet 05/Mar/11 AltLd
with frazzy4
frecro 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike Cross
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
tomshanti 01/Mar/11 2nd β

excellent conditions,good snow ice.easy r/h finish

with nigel hooker
Hidden ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Spongebob 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Erik_M 28/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Had some time left after Tower Ridge so make the most of the amazing weather and climbed this one too! Great route!

with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Timo Austino 27/Feb/11 Lead

classic link up i'd wanted to do for ages - bit spin drifty but proper scottish:)

with Nats
Hidden 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 21/Feb/11 AltLd
Petarghh 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/11 AltLd
chapmand 12/Feb/11 AltLd
with Dougie Maudsley, Matt Balmer
Haighy 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Awesome conditions

Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
robcrowther 06/Feb/11 2nd
lawrenceK ?/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead rpt
Kayan 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
danJBA 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/11 -
machars 23/Jan/11 AltLd
Ben Sharp 23/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Anthony Dixon 22/Jan/11 AltLd
stef050 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with sam, graeme watson
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd
clive-greenwood 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Great neve conditions. Comfortable leading, adequate rock belays.

with Dave payne
mark_jc 22/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Lead dnf
jimjammy ?/Jan/11 2nd

Failed miserably due to spindrift and blizzard...

g0rd0n davids0n ?/Jan/11 AltLd

Dislodged large boulder, owe Kenny a pint for a good catch..Memorable weekend.

with roy davidson
nvalentine760 ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
colinthrelfall ??/2011 Lead

Still plenty of ice, but thawing.

Hidden ??/2011 -
mschmude ??/2011 -
Timo Austino ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Mark Salter ??/2011 -
Andrew Wilson 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim Pearson
Hidden 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
minch 22/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Dave Douglas 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Lester 21/Dec/10 Solo
freudy_love 21/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Dave Douglas
Jack00 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5

with Andy Graham
ollyroberts 19/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 and 3

with Harry
Hidden 12/Dec/10 -
Hidden 12/Dec/10 AltLd
samrad ?/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with tom livingston
Andy Graham ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with jack colbeck
Tom Livingstone ?/Dec/10 Solo
Tom Livingstone ?/Dec/10 Solo
jamestheyip 25/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Very warm day. Fat ice with water running behind. Moved together and top out within an hour.

with Peter
Hidden 22/Apr/10 AltLd
Dustin 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Pat Ingram
abbeywall 19/Apr/10 AltLd

led 1, 3 and 5. Perfect conditions exited by right side.

with K
morsy 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with alan rodger
Smelly Fox 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S

An amasing T-shirt day! Descended via the CMD Arête.

alan.rodger 18/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
lizzie_malc 03/Apr/10 AltLd
with Andy Wilkinson
Hidden 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Ice Spider 28/Mar/10 Lead
with Rew
HansUDes 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Brendan 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4 (crux?). Just about drowned in spindrift. Finished up the right-hand gully at the top.

with Paul
oliverk 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 and 4.

tjmillen 27/Mar/10 Lead
with dorine
Hidden 27/Mar/10 AltLd
jase burnard 25/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Bad weather whiteout for last pitches, cornice breakthrough

Ken Applegate 23/Mar/10 Lead

Good solid neve, but lots of spindrift constantly coming down. Great route.

with Phil Applegate
Hannah Evans 20/Mar/10 AltLd
Harry Ellis 20/Mar/10 AltLd

Great route, great nick, great fun!

Hidden 20/Mar/10 2nd O/S
cham749 16/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/10 2nd
Palomino1hills 12/Mar/10 Lead

Great climb Andy led crux shred the rest

with Andy
Hidden 11/Mar/10 2nd
Mountain Llama 09/Mar/10 AltLd

A superb blue sky day. Found conditions great - another wish list tick sorted. Fantastic!

with Paul S
Limestone-Lad 09/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

With RK. Straightforward gully. Good in-situ protection. Lovely athmosphere.

markfairbank 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Good route with nice ice sections, beautiful day to be on The Ben.

with Ian Moore, John Birtill
johnjb 08/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Good climb, well led by Mark and Ian. I finished off with a circuit of the Ben and CMD arete.

with Ian Moore, MarkFairbank
Spence22 05/Mar/10 AltLd
with Ade
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Patrick803 22/Feb/10 2nd

Awesome day out hardly anyone else on the mountain, did Comb Gully as well.

with Ian Johnston
Conan 14/Feb/10 Lead
with Paul Arkless, Ian Grey
Hidden 14/Feb/10 2nd
tommytuffa 09/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

good plastic ice

with rob
nicjbuk 08/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/10 AltLd
mic_b 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead crux pitch

with Pete
rockstott ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Col Kingshott 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
atch 27/Jan/10 2nd
Kaiser999 23/Jan/10 Lead

Not best conditions, sugary ice. Almost no runners in lower half and non existant belays. Not bad for a first route on the Ben

with Derek
martinbettridge06 ?/Jan/10 2nd
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
hikerman ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
centurion05 ??/2010 -
a_hein ??/2010 AltLd
with Dave Sears
Liam Dangerfield ??/2010 AltLd
wee hippy 24/Dec/09 Solo

difficult to get to it, barely saw a soul or a cloud

Hidden 18/Dec/09 AltLd
ferdia 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Becky Steadham, Andy Moles
blouise 17/Dec/09 -
joeydurkin 17/Dec/09 AltLd

Short/tied off screws where the order of the day.

with Patch
Andy Moles 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Becky, Ferdia
Peter Metcalfe 12/Dec/09 AltLd
with Jonathan Yates
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Novice ?/Apr/09 AltLd
michaelb1 ?/Apr/09 2nd

v nice top pitch good

giknockerpod ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
eccyamigo ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Great climb,a great day!!

with Brian Leonard
Danny Boy Dunbar 28/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 28/Mar/09 AltLd
with Tim, Danny
wildrover220 24/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Roy Taylor
steveP 23/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Great nick.... Right hand finish.

joe king 23/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

fantastic ice

with steve pettit
Richiehill 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/09 AltLd
guyscott 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Klas
spidey 01/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
jamestheyip ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe Larner
robinsi197 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Piotr
icescrew ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with The Fox
Shaw Brown 28/Feb/09 AltLd

Mushy but nice!

with Loz
Becky E 24/Feb/09 2nd O/S

3 on a rope - muchos faffos! Great ice on the final pitch.

with Andy Kilby, Phil Lee
Lou Kennedy 22/Feb/09 AltLd
joe larner 22/Feb/09 AltLd
dpe 20/Feb/09 2nd
with Paul D
Hidden 19/Feb/09 Lead O/S
jwpil 19/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with PYB
ebastock 14/Feb/09 2nd
with John Beddard
Giles Davis 14/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Callum T 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

lead all pitches bar one. Brilliant day.

with Jamie Nicholson
pldarch 03/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/09 2nd
sambosanquet101 03/Feb/09 Lead
benclimbing ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Dave Latimer 03/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
fennerz 03/Jan/09 Lead dnf

Did Not Finish doesn't really sum it up. we didn't fucking start! I was literally 10m away from the first belay and then i got smacked on the left cheek by a piece of ice, big gash, deep, ended up with three stitches. Fuck! it would have been my first proper winter route and it was good conditions. So pissed off! Oh well it's not like its going anywhere...

with Ed Booth and Will Nicholls
dicky79 02/Jan/09 AltLd dog

Nic fell on P3.

with Nicola
HIGHTOWER 02/Jan/09 2nd
with Ben C
tebs 02/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Dunc
decs 02/Jan/09 AltLd

Second route of the day. Much more sustained than comb gully. Finished direct up the ice fall. I'd say tech 4.

with Bart
lberry ?/Jan/09 2nd
GraMc ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with kevin mcgrath
tumbling wizard ?/Jan/09 -
rossn ??/2009 -

Very enjoyable route with good protection. Calves were aching on the last pitch so I used just 1 screw 10m above the belay then did the last 30 in a quick run out. Nick wasnt too happy but you could see he felt the same pain when he topped out. The iron hard neve was really tearing at or legs by this point. Fab weather and conditions though.

Hidden ??/2009 -
JKeeley ??/2009 AltLd
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
hamish2016 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches

with phil peel
GPN 30/Dec/08 AltLd
with Annette
net 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with George
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
tatz45 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden 14/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
jam_rich ?/Dec/08 AltLd
dj_brigham05 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/08 2nd
Joe Nunn 19/Apr/08 Lead

moved together up this in about 30 min - very fun!

with Tom Stewart & Andrew Stokes
McGus 13/Apr/08 AltLd
with Phil Amos
stevepotter 07/Apr/08 Solo
Dave Warburton 07/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Ian Led, but we were often moving together. I led last pitch. Great first winter route.

IanJackson 06/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with david warburton
Franco Cookson OLD 06/Apr/08 AltLd dnf

Windslab went and I had a tumble a couple of hundred feet. It took Dave and Ian out and I lost my axes in the snow.:(

Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/08 AltLd
mgg 26/Mar/08 2nd
Bristoldave 26/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Neil Ferguson
Andy Clarke 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

In good nick. Led Ps 2&4.

with Rob
david0811 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

central finish

with Mark Reid
rob1 22/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
dshortt 20/Mar/08 AltLd

Good ice, poor weather

with Chris Dickenson
Spade 19/Mar/08 AltLd
with Tom Pearson
FrankBooth ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S

First climb on the Ben!

Somerset swede basher 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Jim Keeley
Hidden 17/Feb/08 AltLd dnf
tom.e 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
A Crook 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 16/Feb/08 AltLd
with Tom Everett
NeilGriffiths 14/Feb/08 AltLd
with Adam
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo
gripped01 ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Si Moore
nakedave 20/Jan/08 AltLd
tomhull 20/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd dnf
alan wilson ?/Jan/08 Solo
nofx ??/2008 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with Lucy Prins
John Pickles ??/2008 Lead rpt
with Chris Ghyllion
markjarvie ??/2008 -
with magnus johnston
smac ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
simon_D 04/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Mini-avalanches all day, descent in chaos

with Neil Silver
Hidden 07/Apr/07 AltLd
Billy Walker - Bad Seller 05/Apr/07 2nd β

climbed along with comb gully same day,clear blue skies excellent ice

mart rich 04/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Another georgeaous day and a great route - direct finish was a must as the cornice was almost non existent. We followed a french guy with his 9yr old son!

with Steve Moody
Hidden 03/Apr/07 AltLd
dthomson 02/Apr/07 Lead
with paul robinson, chris
luckyjim ?/Apr/07 Solo
s kennedy 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/07 -
Hidden 28/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 27/Mar/07 AltLd
John Kettle 27/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead
SWalls 24/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
fizzy_elephant 23/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Amazing fun on a perfect day. Left the car at 4am, at route by 8 as the cloud cleared. Beautiful.

with Lloyd Betsworth
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/07 2nd
andybuckley ?/Mar/07 AltLd

Called to us while descending Number Four Gully after NE Buttress. Led the nominal crux pitch, but the real crux for me was getting over the cornice: gymnastic and exhausting!

with Mike Moss
gregor ?/Mar/07 -
jonnie3430 ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Christopher Williamson ?/Mar/07 2nd
Piglet69 25/Feb/07 2nd
with alifin
alifin 25/Feb/07 2nd
with Guide + Aidan Roe
Hidden 24/Feb/07 AltLd
sgl 18/Feb/07 Solo
Lawrie Brand 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
SteveM 17/Feb/07 AltLd
with Tobs
Tobias at Home 17/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

scooted off right and joined gully at top of first pitch in nice overtaking move.

with SteveM
Hidden 10/Feb/07 Lead
Zoomer 07/Feb/07 2nd
with Henry Methold
Hidden 28/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
nige pacer 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 23/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with Alistair
scott gibson 04/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with steve lynch
Robert Watts ?/Jan/07 -
with french erick
Hidden ??/2007 -
CurlyStevo ??/2007 AltLd
keith leonard ??/2007 Solo
JimH ??/2007 -
joese7en ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Rob Grant 02/Jun/06 AltLd
DavPk 30/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Still in condition at end of April. Good neve throughout. Good belays and adequate runners. Went left at top to avoid cornice. Suprisingly easy for a IV.

with Romain Rebut
Piers Harley 28/Mar/06 AltLd

Crap ice and not very stable snow with loads of spindrift.

with Rob Marson
Jim Haydock 19/Mar/06 2nd
with D. Hollinger & Guy
Nicos 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with keith leonard
George Ormerod 11/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Cracking route on an unpromising day. One of my best winter routes so far

with Roger
steev 05/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Thin ice made screws a bit redundant, but plenty of superb neve. I reckon it should go at III,4

with Jo B
Roch 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
reg_measures ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Ralph
Hidden ?/Mar/06 2nd
RobScotland 26/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with pete
DaleB ?/Feb/06 -
with GD
Chad123 ?/Feb/06 AltLd

Easy for grade 4 but fun route all the same

with Greg Smith
luckyjim ?/Feb/06 Solo
Francis Blunt Climb-Norge ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Joe Williams
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd
Luke Brooks 30/Jan/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd β
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd
wee hippy ??/2006 AltLd
with john jones
barney_edin ??/2006 AltLd

Re-Assent 02/04/07

with Phil A
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
nickcanute 12/Mar/05 AltLd
with tim parkinson
Stuart Macfarlane 12/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 12/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
geoff b 14/Feb/05 AltLd

We were the only folk on the mountain until midday, after 2 days of heavy snow & a day for it to settle, whilst we waited in the CIC hut. Great conditions & a brilliant route.

with Dr. Nick
Hidden 12/Feb/05 AltLd
NickJH ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with CHill
Nick Beckett ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

Yep, cold again, nice day.

with John Sellers
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
smithaldo ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

great climb in good conditions, easy for IV

with marcus
sgl 26/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd
mike.moss ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Lee Dobbs, Ben Williams
GPN ??/2005 AltLd
oor wullie ??/2005 -
with Neil & Fiona
spoony84 ??/2005 AltLd

with daz lemal

French Erick 07/Mar/04 AltLd
with Rob Watts
Gman ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Carl
Dirk Wallis ?/Mar/04 AltLd
with Grrr
arose ?/Feb/04 AltLd
wherewelf ?/Feb/04 -
1202alarm ?/Feb/04 -
ruaridhmac ?/Feb/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
alan moore ??/2004 -

5hrs of queuing behind a guided party. Escaped up the direct finish.

Dangerous Dave ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Michelle
Rob Pitt ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Dave Pearce
crowberry gully 19/Mar/03 -
with Ross McGibbon
icescrew 12/Mar/03 AltLd

Good ice conditions.

with The Fox
Hidden 10/Mar/03 2nd
steveP ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
joe king ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with steve petit
Hidden 01/Feb/03 -
joe king ?/Feb/03 AltLd
with simon ringrose
dangates ??/2003 AltLd
with Alison Davey
brockers ??/2003 AltLd
with CarlZ
niall_mac ?/May/02 AltLd
Ed Saint ?/Mar/02 -
Dave Kerr 23/Feb/02 AltLd
with Steve Wells
Hidden 23/Feb/02 2nd
Fatherof2 15/Feb/02 -

Great condition flew up

with Dave
Hidden ??/2002 Solo O/S
Jamie B ?/Apr/01 AltLd

Easy late-season. Plenty of rock gear available.

with Simon Franks
BenTiffin ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Dan Robinson
bandersnatch ?/Feb/01 Lead
with Mairi B
Gudge ?/Jan/01 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd
Hidden 15/Mar/00 2nd
David Horwood ?/Mar/00 -
Hidden 19/Feb/00 AltLd
Hidden 19/Feb/00 AltLd
jgordon75 ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Martin Bennett 21/Mar/99 -
with Cec
Hidden 13/Mar/99 Lead
Colin Mcgregor 06/Mar/99 AltLd
with Dave Mitchell
Hidden 10/Feb/99 Lead O/S
John Pickles ?/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
with Tim Blakemore
andrewbooth1000 ??/1999 AltLd O/S

I led the last few pitches, including the crux.

with Pete Smith
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/1999 -
nickdonohue 11/Apr/98 Lead
with Richard Jasicki
uphillnow 02/Feb/98 Solo

Soloed after doing Waterfall Climb - day out with Mike Gill. HAD CLIMBED VARIOUSLY FROM 1981

AB1965 12/Jan/98 AltLd
Louis Hume ??/1998 Lead
with Mustillos
Hidden 28/Mar/97 AltLd O/S
seanyt ?/Mar/97 AltLd
Jim Walton 03/Jan/97 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Stammers
Hidden 18/Mar/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/96 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/96 -
phardman ?/Feb/96 -
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
Sime64 21/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Gill
roncaves 15/Apr/95 AltLd
with James Thomas
Hidden ?/Apr/95 Lead
duncan 10/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
with Dan Donovan
Grezza ?/Feb/95 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/95 -
Hidden 03/Jan/95 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
peter neden 03/Feb/94 AltLd
lawrenceK ?/Feb/94 AltLd
Mickdenali ??/1994 -
with Simon Colley
mark-abz ?/Mar/93 AltLd
with Sue H
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Feb/93 AltLd
with Nick Ashton
Hidden ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
charlesmfrench 19/Dec/92 Solo O/S
with Julian Fisher
stokienomad 22/Feb/92 2nd
marcoleptic ?/Feb/92 AltLd

Great Day, finished in dark. Got down to golf club to be met by police. Banjo & Stu had mistook our climbing calls for cries of help & called Mountain Rescue. They weren't too concerned but police made spot check.

with Moley
frost ??/1992 Lead
FATBOYFAT ??/1990 2nd O/S
with Ivan Holroyd
pauldrew ??/1990 AltLd
innes ??/1990 -
crowberry gully 23/Feb/88 -
with Alan Kimber
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
Hidden 04/Dec/87 AltLd
scree ?/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/87 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jan/87 Solo
Guy ??/1987 2nd
Guy ??/1987 2nd
jon 20/Feb/86 Lead
with H
John Marsland 16/Feb/86 -

Mostly soloed except one pitch that Dave led. Well banked out, good snow-ice - grade 3 in that condition.

with Dave Soles
Hidden 06/Feb/86 Solo
Tim Sparrow ?/Feb/86 AltLd

Also with Scoob in '92

with Ian Owen
Richard Weller 03/Mar/85 Lead
with Andy Collins
allmag 15/Feb/85 2nd

Great route for a quick nip up the Ben. Colin led in good style but had a bit of a contretemps with a Derwent Hill instructor who was belaying a rather slow novice who was chucking down a lot of ice onto our heads: this instructor (best left as anon) wouldn't allow Colin to share the belay - who had run out 50m of rope with no runners so wasn't best pleased! One short, steep ice pitch - but not a grade iv surely?

Hidden ?/Feb/85 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Feb/85 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jan/85 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 -
Campbell42 17/Mar/84 AltLd
with Kim Wainwright
Bruce Kerr 15/Feb/84 AltLd
with Dave Bartle
Mark Kemball 22/Mar/83 Solo
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Mark Kemball 26/Feb/81 AltLd
with Mark Boon
Falko 25/Feb/81 AltLd O/S
with Alan Taylor
Hidden ?/Mar/80 -
Lone Rider 22/Dec/79 AltLd
with Hamish Tear
Hidden ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Derek Ryden 16/Feb/76 AltLd O/S
with Martin Smith
Hidden ?/Feb/76 -
Hidden 20/Mar/70 AltLd
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