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3 star Scottish winter, Chasing the Ephemeral, Winter Aspirations, Winter 2018/19

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
joem 6 Apr AltLd O/S
with Phil behan
with Phil behan
lukevf 6 Apr 2nd O/S
with Phil B, joem
with Phil B, joem
Hidden 5 Apr AltLd
Hidden 5 Apr AltLd
WillHempstead 25 Mar AltLd
with murray
with murray
murray 25 Mar AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 25 Mar Lead O/S Great route in great condition
Great route in great condition
Hidden 24 Mar AltLd
carr0t 24 Mar -
jamesnchlsn 24 Mar AltLd Awesome route. Big powder wade in and some digging on early pitches but ice well formed beneath. The upper traverse (and one particularly exciting step over the cliff) is exhilarating! Final slab a bit lean
Awesome route. Big powder wade in and some digging on early pitches but ice well formed beneath. The upper traverse (and one particularly exciting step over the cliff) is exhilarating! Final slab a bit lean
HaleAlex 23 Mar AltLd O/S Chimney finish was great fun!
Chimney finish was great fun!
ChrisLewis 23 Mar AltLd Great day, even placed a novelty ice screw. Bit of huffing and puffing to get over the chockstone after Alex led the chimney variation finish
Great day, even placed a novelty ice screw. Bit of huffing and puffing to get over the chockstone after Alex led the chimney variation finish
Karlos 11 Mar Lead rpt Two easy pitches up initial snow ramp (excellent short neve section on P1), then third pitch through mixed corner section. Short pitch to a peg before exposed step. Why does this bitnot get more of a mention? It's bloomin' exposed! Belayed again just beyond to spot my second across. Lovely final snow ramp, awkward final slab section, and into maelstrom above. Return to CIC via Red Burn.
with Lucy
Two easy pitches up initial snow ramp (excellent short neve section on P1), then third pitch through mixed corner section. Short pitch to a peg before exposed step. Why does this bitnot get more of a mention? It's bloomin' exposed! Belayed again just beyond to spot my second across. Lovely final snow ramp, awkward final slab section, and into maelstrom above. Return to CIC via Red Burn.
with Lucy
ianbowles 9 Mar AltLd O/S George lead first ice, then all of later rock and snow, I just lead half the initial entrance gully 20m shy of head wall, fantastic day out, finished in dark. Traverse pitch on second was intimidating.
with George Lennon
George lead first ice, then all of later rock and snow, I just lead half the initial entrance gully 20m shy of head wall, fantastic day out, finished in dark. Traverse pitch on second was intimidating.
with George Lennon
JoeCoxson 9 Mar Lead O/S Leisurely 10am start, would claim we were waiting for the winds to die down. Still first on the route, with another team behind us (at the start). Very icy start, harder going than expected. Ended up unintentionally moving together to reach our first belay in the snowy bay, 4 more pitches after that. Led all pitches. Was not expecting a view from the top!
with Darren Pyke
Leisurely 10am start, would claim we were waiting for the winds to die down. Still first on the route, with another team behind us (at the start). Very icy start, harder going than expected. Ended up unintentionally moving together to reach our first belay in the snowy bay, 4 more pitches after that. Led all pitches. Was not expecting a view from the top!
with Darren Pyke
Hidden 7 Mar 2nd
Hidden 7 Mar 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 19 Feb AltLd O/S Great little mixed section. Awesome exposure to gain the final ramp
Great little mixed section. Awesome exposure to gain the final ramp
Hidden 16 Feb AltLd
Mr Fuller 9 Feb 2nd O/S
with Big Tim, Paul Gibbison
with Big Tim, Paul Gibbison
iainballantyne 6 Feb AltLd
Rhys Deane 6 Feb AltLd
Hidden 1 Feb AltLd O/S
s kennedy 1 Feb AltLd O/S Climbed the traverse mainly by feel as could not see much due to spindrift. 4.5 hours to get off the hill.
with Anni
Climbed the traverse mainly by feel as could not see much due to spindrift. 4.5 hours to get off the hill.
with Anni
JSCB ?? -
Hamish Frost 19 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd
nelstrop 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Soloed the start. Soft pretty naff snow for some of the climb. Went straight up the chimney instead of the frankly terrifying looking step across the void
with RJP
Soloed the start. Soft pretty naff snow for some of the climb. Went straight up the chimney instead of the frankly terrifying looking step across the void
with RJP
Hidden 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 5 Mar, 2018 AltLd
with Jamie Bankhead, NorthernClamberer
with Jamie Bankhead, NorthernClamberer
Hidden 5 Mar, 2018 2nd
Tom Seccombe 4 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with Rueben
with Rueben
Hidden 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Swiss Tony ??, 2018 -
clanger ??, 2018 -
Terra Incognita ??, 2018 -
Jamie Skelton 9 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S
with morageagleson, Job klusner
with morageagleson, Job klusner
morageagleson 8 Dec, 2017 2nd O/S
with Job Klusener, Jamie Skelton
with Job Klusener, Jamie Skelton
BarneyLoosemore 2 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
acrkirby 2 Dec, 2017 AltLd
flo1 29 Apr, 2017 AltLd ten metres of cruddy ice followed by neve. Okay, enjoyable, but probably not for very much longer.
with philip
ten metres of cruddy ice followed by neve. Okay, enjoyable, but probably not for very much longer.
with philip
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
benclimbing 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
BPaske 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Chuck 24 Mar, 2017 AltLd
mattx1123 19 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S got a bit of ice on the first pitch, pretty mixed later on.
with Oliver Mentz
got a bit of ice on the first pitch, pretty mixed later on.
with Oliver Mentz
jonnysims 18 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
with jas wood, Martin Race
with jas wood, Martin Race
Hidden 18 Mar, 2017 Lead
Kevin Woods 15 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S P2 + 4
with Tom Lawfield
P2 + 4
with Tom Lawfield
Hidden 3 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Si 1 Mar, 2017 Lead With Lou and Rob. Direct finish
With Lou and Rob. Direct finish
Tom.Priestley 27 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Good ice step at the start (screws needed for belay) then some easier ground. Went straight up instead of traversing right.
Good ice step at the start (screws needed for belay) then some easier ground. Went straight up instead of traversing right.
K Mckay 27 Feb, 2017 AltLd RP Completed in 3 long pitches. Led 1 and 3.
with Paul Gibbison
Completed in 3 long pitches. Led 1 and 3.
with Paul Gibbison
Willy Beman 27 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Chelsey Robinson 27 Feb, 2017 2nd O/S
with Tom Priestly, Willy Beman
with Tom Priestly, Willy Beman
Hidden 22 Feb, 2017 -
Hidden 22 Feb, 2017 Lead
Fiona Hughes 22 Feb, 2017 2nd
with SP
with SP
K Mckay 4 Feb, 2017 AltLd dnf Poor conditions so backed off after the first pitch
Poor conditions so backed off after the first pitch
LucaC 4 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S Horrible avalanche conditions, loose powder, bailed after pitch 2
Horrible avalanche conditions, loose powder, bailed after pitch 2
JonLongshanks 4 Feb, 2017 Lead dnf Terrible conditions. Shallow slab avalanche close to approach. First pitch bit sketch on thin cruddy ice. Katie sort of got avalanched on second. Abbed off.
with Katie KMC
Terrible conditions. Shallow slab avalanche close to approach. First pitch bit sketch on thin cruddy ice. Katie sort of got avalanched on second. Abbed off.
with Katie KMC
MSchobitz 3 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S Most 'in' looking thing that day, though that's not saying much...
Most 'in' looking thing that day, though that's not saying much...
harry_lewis 3 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
thejackle 2 Feb, 2017 2nd O/S Crux is about a huge airy drop, great climb
with Joe
Crux is about a huge airy drop, great climb
with Joe
Peter Goulding ?Feb, 2017 2nd Guide by Matt Stygall
Guide by Matt Stygall
Jenn_Stretton 22 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
DaveThexton 22 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S Slightly tricky ice step to start the route but decent conditions after.
Slightly tricky ice step to start the route but decent conditions after.
joeflan 12 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Andy Hewison 2 Jan, 2017 AltLd Good climb, first pitch was very lean, but a good mixed route overall. Brian let me lead all the good bits, grade IV on the day. No screws used.
Good climb, first pitch was very lean, but a good mixed route overall. Brian let me lead all the good bits, grade IV on the day. No screws used.
BrianShackleton 2 Jan, 2017 AltLd Climbed in 5 pitches. Lean condition particularly initial pitch.
Climbed in 5 pitches. Lean condition particularly initial pitch.
Nabil 1 Jan, 2017 -
graemew ??, 2017 -
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
Chris Hannaby 18 Nov, 2016 2nd
Ken Applegate 18 Nov, 2016 Lead First day of work this season. Soft and unconsolidated snow, but very climbable and enjoyable. More info: http://www.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/new-website-winter-201617-underway/
with Chris
First day of work this season. Soft and unconsolidated snow, but very climbable and enjoyable. More info: http://www.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/new-website-winter-201617-underway/
with Chris
Hidden 15 Mar, 2016 2nd
Andy England 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
JRJones 13 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
Tom McCabe 13 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S First winter lead. First snow pitch and rock step out onto the arete.
with JRJones
First winter lead. First snow pitch and rock step out onto the arete.
with JRJones
Hidden 12 Feb, 2016 -
Hidden 12 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Climbed69 11 Feb, 2016 AltLd G/U Was dicey up the last traverse pitch with so much powder snow
with Simon Stokes
Was dicey up the last traverse pitch with so much powder snow
with Simon Stokes
Jake Young 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Walked up decided to check out thompsons route, got avalanched back to the bottom of the buttress, pretty scary definately screamed. decided to walk back up then decided might as well do number 3 gully buttress, felt pretty fragile mentally. My cadbury's fruit and nut chocolate bar tasted sooo good :D P.s. if anyone finds Ed's axe....?
with Stroppy
Walked up decided to check out thompsons route, got avalanched back to the bottom of the buttress, pretty scary definately screamed. decided to walk back up then decided might as well do number 3 gully buttress, felt pretty fragile mentally. My cadbury's fruit and nut chocolate bar tasted sooo good :D P.s. if anyone finds Ed's axe....?
with Stroppy
Adam2016 6 Feb, 2016 2nd
with Andrew Holden
with Andrew Holden
Stroppy 6 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Got avalanched traversing round to Thompson's Route - lost an axe - climbed out of No. 3 Gully Buttress with one axe. Would not recommend. Nice route though. Please give me a shout if anyone finds my ice axe in Spring!
Got avalanched traversing round to Thompson's Route - lost an axe - climbed out of No. 3 Gully Buttress with one axe. Would not recommend. Nice route though. Please give me a shout if anyone finds my ice axe in Spring!
Andrew Holden 6 Feb, 2016 Lead
Hidden 27 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
davkeo 27 Jan, 2016 Solo rpt
Hidden 27 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
robertmichaellovell 27 Jan, 2016 2nd BMC winter meet
with Nick Dieu
BMC winter meet
with Nick Dieu
Stuart the postie 23 Jan, 2016 AltLd Thawing, at least it wasn't raining though!
with Andy Clark
Thawing, at least it wasn't raining though!
with Andy Clark
davkeo 11 Jan, 2016 Solo rpt Finished left
Finished left
Just Will 7 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
with Joe Young
with Joe Young
Zoomer 6 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Pretty foul weather conditions but good snow and an exciting step across onto the the ramp.
Pretty foul weather conditions but good snow and an exciting step across onto the the ramp.
Hidden 5 Jan, 2016 2nd O/S
lcullum7 5 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
benkelsey 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Good route! Slabby corner was crux but fun balance move on top traverse line too. Back before dark. I forgot the guide book and the rope. Oops. And sorry fran.
Good route! Slabby corner was crux but fun balance move on top traverse line too. Back before dark. I forgot the guide book and the rope. Oops. And sorry fran.
franhammond92 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 2 and 4. Brilliant route with great connies. The step accross on the top pitch somehow felt exposed despite being in a cloud! ***
Lead pitches 2 and 4. Brilliant route with great connies. The step accross on the top pitch somehow felt exposed despite being in a cloud! ***
JonLongshanks 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Disappointing conditions but a great climb
Disappointing conditions but a great climb
waiting for snow 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Warm and wet day. Snow mostly unconsolidated.
Warm and wet day. Snow mostly unconsolidated.
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Ewan Russell 23 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S good did a variation on the direct finish.
good did a variation on the direct finish.
treesrockice 23 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S First real winter climbing lead(s) complete with a healthy doses of spindrift, topping out (direct finnish seconded) to failing light and high wind and snow. We even had the compass out to the summit hut, a full scotish winter day. T-wos ace! Cheers Ewan!
First real winter climbing lead(s) complete with a healthy doses of spindrift, topping out (direct finnish seconded) to failing light and high wind and snow. We even had the compass out to the summit hut, a full scotish winter day. T-wos ace! Cheers Ewan!
GlennWatson 11 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with Ken Christie
with Ken Christie
phil64 14 Mar, 2015 Lead rpt
tallpaulselfridge 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with easers
with easers
Hidden 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 19 Feb, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 15 Feb, 2015 2nd
BPaske 14 Feb, 2015 2nd
with Stephen Beard, James Heath
with Stephen Beard, James Heath
Webster 13 Feb, 2015 Solo direct start, slightly harder but still grade 3
direct start, slightly harder but still grade 3
NickJH ?Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with AClifford
with AClifford
davkeo 11 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
mim tiller 11 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
with davkeo
with davkeo
eaf4 4 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Brian S. First route on Ben
Brian S. First route on Ben
nclarey 3 Jan, 2015 2nd O/S
Kirill 3 Jan, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
drew8connelly ??, 2015 -
David Kay 30 Dec, 2014 AltLd dnf Walked in in thick cloud but managed to locate the buttress without too much difficulty. We came to the start of an icefall and I was adamant that we were on Green Gully - our route of choice. As it turns out we weren't - oops! We did the first two pitches without really knowing where we were then had a poke at Quickstep. This was pretty thin so we abbed down and walked out. As we were on the way back the cloud lifted and I realised the error. The worst part about it was I had done Number Tree Gully Buttress already!
Walked in in thick cloud but managed to locate the buttress without too much difficulty. We came to the start of an icefall and I was adamant that we were on Green Gully - our route of choice. As it turns out we weren't - oops! We did the first two pitches without really knowing where we were then had a poke at Quickstep. This was pretty thin so we abbed down and walked out. As we were on the way back the cloud lifted and I realised the error. The worst part about it was I had done Number Tree Gully Buttress already!
Moritz L 30 Dec, 2014 AltLd
RDE 25 Dec, 2014 - Good conditions (even used some screws), stunning weather. With Dee.
Good conditions (even used some screws), stunning weather. With Dee.
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
jamesh 30 Mar, 2014 2nd
with Jim Unwin
with Jim Unwin
steveforgrieve 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd First lead at the grade. Plenty of banked up snow, soft in places but firmer when required on steeper sections.
with Chris Watkins
First lead at the grade. Plenty of banked up snow, soft in places but firmer when required on steeper sections.
with Chris Watkins
Hidden 28 Nov, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
pete.hutchings 5 Mar, 2013 2nd
jev 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Kasia, Ruslan
with Kasia, Ruslan
JohnnyBoy59 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd dnf Retreated due to exremely slow party in front and poor conditions of snow
Retreated due to exremely slow party in front and poor conditions of snow
Kasia Lasota 3 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S Went up chimney variation on the last pitch, traverse had hardly any ice on it and looked too hairy.
with jev, Ruslan Aizatulin
Went up chimney variation on the last pitch, traverse had hardly any ice on it and looked too hairy.
with jev, Ruslan Aizatulin
Hidden 26 Feb, 2013 Lead
martinh13 26 Feb, 2013 2nd
with corbett
with corbett
Dougbart 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd Finished with chimney veriaton
with mrbird
Finished with chimney veriaton
with mrbird
Fiona Reid 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Great conditions, did chimney variation at the top as the initial traverse onto ramp was very thin. Led odd pitches.
Great conditions, did chimney variation at the top as the initial traverse onto ramp was very thin. Led odd pitches.
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Conan 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Slightly disappointing route with only the exposed traverse at the end warranting its grade. Had to break trail on this last section as everyone had gone up the Chimney variation. It was by far the best part of the route.
with Pete Glasper
Slightly disappointing route with only the exposed traverse at the end warranting its grade. Had to break trail on this last section as everyone had gone up the Chimney variation. It was by far the best part of the route.
with Pete Glasper
mrbird 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 22 Feb, 2013 Lead
David Kay 17 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Scott Stanley
with Scott Stanley
Marq 1 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with Skinny
with Skinny
Hidden 1 Feb, 2013 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 Solo
Andrew Lodge 19 Jan, 2013 AltLd A brilliant route on a very testing day, my first grade III and absolutely loved it, the exposure on the step across is superb. Thanks for leaving me that Steve!
A brilliant route on a very testing day, my first grade III and absolutely loved it, the exposure on the step across is superb. Thanks for leaving me that Steve!
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 -
johnrich 15 Jan, 2013 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 12 Jan, 2013 2nd
Chris Reid ??, 2013 -
morsy 18 Dec, 2012 AltLd rpt loads of unconsolidated snow. finished up the chimney variation.
with peter berwick
loads of unconsolidated snow. finished up the chimney variation.
with peter berwick
Pete23 18 Dec, 2012 AltLd IV,5 alternate finish
with Stephen Mors
IV,5 alternate finish
with Stephen Mors
becoming-stranger 17 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S First pitch only
First pitch only
Yourlead 14 Apr, 2012 2nd
with Graham Penny
with Graham Penny
colin fagan 3 Mar, 2012 2nd
Jimmy1976 3 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
with Kenny
with Kenny
Hidden 27 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
J Brown 19 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with RK
with RK
monsterek999 18 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
STWright 17 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S Brilliant route, a cheeky step is always exciting!
Brilliant route, a cheeky step is always exciting!
Hidden 17 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 17 Feb, 2012 -
with Simon and George
with Simon and George
Hidden 17 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
OwenF 12 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 6 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
clams ?Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Toby
with Toby
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
stratandrew 28 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S led all the pitches on a slack top rope so Zac could assess me on day 1 of the leading coaching. Great route. amazing conditions.
with 8848, Tina Rupnik
led all the pitches on a slack top rope so Zac could assess me on day 1 of the leading coaching. Great route. amazing conditions.
with 8848, Tina Rupnik
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
mjsmith1973 24 Jan, 2012 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Hidden 21 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Fergus Cuthill 21 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S
judith neaves 14 Jan, 2012 2nd
Shaw Brown 14 Jan, 2012 Lead Nice little variation on first pitch, went straight up at the top of the last pitch.
Nice little variation on first pitch, went straight up at the top of the last pitch.
Simonfarfaraway 13 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S Did an alternative first pitch (ice IV) to the ramp. Did the 'traverse right finish' which had a hard (?desperate) step initiallly
with loz
Did an alternative first pitch (ice IV) to the ramp. Did the 'traverse right finish' which had a hard (?desperate) step initiallly
with loz
knicos 7 Jan, 2012 Lead moved together
with Robert Deller
moved together
with Robert Deller
Hidden 7 Jan, 2012 -
Jack.H.92 7 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 6 Jan, 2012 -
MarcusP 6 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S Soloed to the first proper mixed section, then finished in two pitches. Really fun, interesting climbing, with good gear when you need it if you're willing to do some digging!
with Louise
Soloed to the first proper mixed section, then finished in two pitches. Really fun, interesting climbing, with good gear when you need it if you're willing to do some digging!
with Louise
Hidden 6 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 5 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 5 Jan, 2012 2nd
with Petarghh, Pete hill
with Petarghh, Pete hill
Liam FLeming ??, 2012 -
with simon edwards
with simon edwards
James Gordon ??, 2012 -
Ken Applegate 24 Mar, 2011 Lead Still in reasonable condition, however top pitch was a bit thin.
with Phil Applegate
Still in reasonable condition, however top pitch was a bit thin.
with Phil Applegate
gee-whizz 21 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with Tel-goatman, Gaz
with Tel-goatman, Gaz
Stuzz 7 Mar, 2011 AltLd rpt Overall very good conditions,except for the final traverse. This was slightly desperate dry tooling and certainly didn't feel grade III. Should have done the more direct finish on the left.
with Isi, Graham
Overall very good conditions,except for the final traverse. This was slightly desperate dry tooling and certainly didn't feel grade III. Should have done the more direct finish on the left.
with Isi, Graham
isi_o 7 Mar, 2011 AltLd Nice ice. Traverse right at the top felt pretty spicy for III in the conditions.
with Graeme, Graham Stuchbury
Nice ice. Traverse right at the top felt pretty spicy for III in the conditions.
with Graeme, Graham Stuchbury
AndyBryce 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Alasdair McLean, AndyNicol
with Alasdair McLean, AndyNicol
Ken Applegate 5 Mar, 2011 Lead Guiding day. Getting quite thin on the final couple of pitches, other than that, in great condition.
with Dimitri, Ashley
Guiding day. Getting quite thin on the final couple of pitches, other than that, in great condition.
with Dimitri, Ashley
CacCarnBeag 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd Lead first and third pitch.
with John Eccles
Lead first and third pitch.
with John Eccles
Erik_M 27 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S Great route in great conditions! Lead by our guide Kenny.
with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
Great route in great conditions! Lead by our guide Kenny.
with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
edmitchell 26 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Much more snow on it than my previous attempt. Easy snow slopes and then a bit of III to the summit. Did final steep pitch rather than exposed traverse.
with Pete Davis
Much more snow on it than my previous attempt. Easy snow slopes and then a bit of III to the summit. Did final steep pitch rather than exposed traverse.
with Pete Davis
Run_Ross_Run 10 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S 1st 'proper' winter climb. Ice a bit thin on final pitch. Amazing conditions all day. Loved it!
with mattrm
1st 'proper' winter climb. Ice a bit thin on final pitch. Amazing conditions all day. Loved it!
with mattrm
mattrm 10 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S Guided by James. Great route. Found the final pitch to be very sustained for the grade. Crawled over the top and had to rest on my knees for several minutes. The pump in my legs never quite went away over the rest of the week. I could have rested much better on the route. Really nice route.
with James Thacker, Run_Ross_Run
Guided by James. Great route. Found the final pitch to be very sustained for the grade. Crawled over the top and had to rest on my knees for several minutes. The pump in my legs never quite went away over the rest of the week. I could have rested much better on the route. Really nice route.
with James Thacker, Run_Ross_Run
Jen Crook 25 Jan, 2011 2nd
Hidden 25 Jan, 2011 Lead
Anthony Dixon 22 Jan, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 22 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
chmckay 19 Jan, 2011 AltLd
with Graham Stuchberry, Graham Boistelle
with Graham Stuchberry, Graham Boistelle
Stuzz 19 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead P1 and 4. Think we went off route on the last pitch (P4). I think rather than making an exposed step right onto the rising snow ledge we went straight but from there following a short but steep corner. Either way, lovely route.
with Graham, Craig
Lead P1 and 4. Think we went off route on the last pitch (P4). I think rather than making an exposed step right onto the rising snow ledge we went straight but from there following a short but steep corner. Either way, lovely route.
with Graham, Craig
r_o_b_h2 ?Jan, 2011 Lead O/S tech 5 chimney finish
with Nik Goile
tech 5 chimney finish
with Nik Goile
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Tenko ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Steve Woollard 30 Dec, 2010 AltLd Did direct finish - technical grade 4
with Kenny
Did direct finish - technical grade 4
with Kenny
Hidden 28 Dec, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 12 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Timo Austino 11 Dec, 2010 Lead The only route in...possibly
with Nats
The only route in...possibly
with Nats
Karlos 27 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S Done in 4 pitches, lead P1 and P3. Poor quality snow meant slow first pitch as I had wanted to take a direct line via Quickstep, but ended up traversing back left with no gear to get onto the snow ramp. Second pitch easily up the snow ramp. Third pitch looked daunting, but good rock gear at the crux, which although tight (stayed right next to the wall) was short lived. Fourth pitch done at speed as light fading and wind increasing. Didn't take easy looking ramp on right, as MASSIVE exposure to get on to it. Instead stayed left and surmounted 5 foot step unceremoniously. Got occasional glimpses back down at this point, and would like to have savoured the exposure. Top route, good rock gear where it matters.
Done in 4 pitches, lead P1 and P3. Poor quality snow meant slow first pitch as I had wanted to take a direct line via Quickstep, but ended up traversing back left with no gear to get onto the snow ramp. Second pitch easily up the snow ramp. Third pitch looked daunting, but good rock gear at the crux, which although tight (stayed right next to the wall) was short lived. Fourth pitch done at speed as light fading and wind increasing. Didn't take easy looking ramp on right, as MASSIVE exposure to get on to it. Instead stayed left and surmounted 5 foot step unceremoniously. Got occasional glimpses back down at this point, and would like to have savoured the exposure. Top route, good rock gear where it matters.
connor 26 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S i lead 1,3,5,6 pitches last two pitches are GREAT!!!! lots of powder about made for a strenious accent. placed a cam that wont come out on the crux leading up the the small platform... sooo much powder
with marie
i lead 1,3,5,6 pitches last two pitches are GREAT!!!! lots of powder about made for a strenious accent. placed a cam that wont come out on the crux leading up the the small platform... sooo much powder
with marie
steve.mullan 20 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S Bit out of condition so harder than we expected. Full of powder. Tried the chimney finish but fell without the belay taking any weight finished with the III finish!
with Neil
Bit out of condition so harder than we expected. Full of powder. Tried the chimney finish but fell without the belay taking any weight finished with the III finish!
with Neil
Hidden ?Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
Will Smith 11 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S What a route! The exposure is continuous. We did it in 5 pitches. Even the easy snow pitches at the beginning feel serious with the huge run out below. Snow low down was brick hard neve and occassionally ice. Gear here was spaced but adequate. There was then a devious traverse to get to the top of a ramp which looked terrifying from below. An exposed but well protected move led to easy snow. I then led an amazing long pitch to the finish. Easy snow/ice led up grooves to an outrageous move on rock. Comparable exposure to anything on tower ridge, the gear was good but still terrifying. The snow slopes from here to the top were seriously worrying. Having been in the sun all day and with gear only available every 10 metres, I was somewhat relieved to reach the top.
with Matt
What a route! The exposure is continuous. We did it in 5 pitches. Even the easy snow pitches at the beginning feel serious with the huge run out below. Snow low down was brick hard neve and occassionally ice. Gear here was spaced but adequate. There was then a devious traverse to get to the top of a ramp which looked terrifying from below. An exposed but well protected move led to easy snow. I then led an amazing long pitch to the finish. Easy snow/ice led up grooves to an outrageous move on rock. Comparable exposure to anything on tower ridge, the gear was good but still terrifying. The snow slopes from here to the top were seriously worrying. Having been in the sun all day and with gear only available every 10 metres, I was somewhat relieved to reach the top.
with Matt
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 3 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S The final pitch was superb. Shame there was almost no visibility. With good visibility it would be phenomenal! No wonder there were at least four parties today on this route (including one of our friends, whom we bumped into on site!). A person after us, who seconded Thompson's Route (IV) (which merges(?) to this route at the top pitch), froze at the crux of the top pitch, as it is a traverse. This route containing lots of traverse sections, I am afraid this route is not for beginners even just for seconding for that reason.
with Claudia
The final pitch was superb. Shame there was almost no visibility. With good visibility it would be phenomenal! No wonder there were at least four parties today on this route (including one of our friends, whom we bumped into on site!). A person after us, who seconded Thompson's Route (IV) (which merges(?) to this route at the top pitch), froze at the crux of the top pitch, as it is a traverse. This route containing lots of traverse sections, I am afraid this route is not for beginners even just for seconding for that reason.
with Claudia
tubby two ?Apr, 2010 Lead
with Spork and Wallsie, Tinky
with Spork and Wallsie, Tinky
LJKing ?Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Piers Harley
with Piers Harley
t_stork 30 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Steve Walls
with Steve Walls
SWalls 29 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with t_stork
with t_stork
iceicebaby 29 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
irish paul 26 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
with Sarah Joyce
Peter Sowerby 13 Mar, 2010 2nd A very challenging day with a rather exposed bit at the top
with Martin Smith
A very challenging day with a rather exposed bit at the top
with Martin Smith
t p hubbard ?Mar, 2010 -
amy 13 Feb, 2010 AltLd
with will_he_fall
with will_he_fall
Dave Foster 31 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S Andy lead all but one pitch. Felt big, exposed and lacked any meaningful protection. Topped out in the dark, followed by three hour head torch descent. Welcome to winter climbing!
with Andy and Ross
Andy lead all but one pitch. Felt big, exposed and lacked any meaningful protection. Topped out in the dark, followed by three hour head torch descent. Welcome to winter climbing!
with Andy and Ross
Hannah Evans 31 Jan, 2010 AltLd
Ken Applegate 31 Jan, 2010 AltLd Led pitches 2&3. Han's first Grade III lead!
Led pitches 2&3. Han's first Grade III lead!
Ross Anderrson 30 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S Thin in places and final pitch in the dark, great intro to the Ben!
with Andy, Dave Foster
Thin in places and final pitch in the dark, great intro to the Ben!
with Andy, Dave Foster
surfbish 17 Jan, 2010 AltLd dnf Epic!
with Tom
Epic!
with Tom
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
KKilroy ??, 2010 AltLd
Bristoldave 29 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Dec, 2009 -
Harry Ellis 17 Dec, 2009 AltLd
with Rich Garside
with Rich Garside
giknockerpod 16 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
richiegarside ?Dec, 2009 -
with Harry Ellis
with Harry Ellis
Johann ?Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Scott Kirkhope, Sarah Lewis
with Scott Kirkhope, Sarah Lewis
nukebat 29 Nov, 2009 Lead dnf Powdery snow / poor conditions meant we had to bail after third pitch. Some sketchy down-climbing meant we left no gear behind.
with Stokesy
Powdery snow / poor conditions meant we had to bail after third pitch. Some sketchy down-climbing meant we left no gear behind.
with Stokesy
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 2nd
Tim Sparrow ?Apr, 2009 Solo
RCrockford 28 Mar, 2009 2nd
with Jonah
with Jonah
Lou Kennedy 25 Mar, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 25 Mar, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 18 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
Tom Stoddart 1 Mar, 2009 Lead Atmospheric day, spindrift pouring off the climb, down in the dark... glorious
with Dave Battley
Atmospheric day, spindrift pouring off the climb, down in the dark... glorious
with Dave Battley
Hidden 1 Mar, 2009 AltLd
jamestheyip ?Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Joe Larner
with Joe Larner
sgl 26 Feb, 2009 Lead
with Jacques
with Jacques
Hidden 22 Feb, 2009 AltLd
morsg 1 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with morsy
with morsy
morsy 1 Feb, 2009 -
with gerhard mors
with gerhard mors
Hidden ?Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jan, 2009 AltLd
GScot38 ?Jan, 2009 Lead O/S
Ross McGibbon ??, 2009 -
Hidden 13 Apr, 2008 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 13 Apr, 2008 AltLd
Somerset swede basher 12 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with George Taylor
with George Taylor
roryifinlay 11 Apr, 2008 2nd
with Pete Wilson
with Pete Wilson
rob1 7 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with Dave Williams
with Dave Williams
wykealpha 5 Apr, 2008 2nd Finished up the chimney variation as party in front.
with Andy Jukes, Mike Lates
Finished up the chimney variation as party in front.
with Andy Jukes, Mike Lates
Mike Lates 5 Apr, 2008 Lead
Si dH 27 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S Simul-soloed to the platform, Robin lead (crux) traverse pitch, I then led long pitch weaving up corners above that to the top. Great route.
with Robin Macintosh
Simul-soloed to the platform, Robin lead (crux) traverse pitch, I then led long pitch weaving up corners above that to the top. Great route.
with Robin Macintosh
Hidden 26 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
mgg 24 Mar, 2008 2nd
SteveMyatt 22 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S Lead and soloed the first pitch, seconded the remainder.
with Mark Fairbank
Lead and soloed the first pitch, seconded the remainder.
with Mark Fairbank
markfairbank 22 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S Soloed the first pitch roped together to a good stance on a platform under rocks. Done in 3 shortish pitches from there - the first 2 pitches were excellent with good belay stances. Last pitch started with an awkward step right protected well by a No. 5 DMM Wallnut, and was superb.
Soloed the first pitch roped together to a good stance on a platform under rocks. Done in 3 shortish pitches from there - the first 2 pitches were excellent with good belay stances. Last pitch started with an awkward step right protected well by a No. 5 DMM Wallnut, and was superb.
KevB 19 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 15 Mar, 2008 Lead
ed woods 9 Mar, 2008 2nd
jamie0510 1 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S Almost perfect conditions, minimal protection and dubious belays.
with David Brigham
Almost perfect conditions, minimal protection and dubious belays.
with David Brigham
DJayB 1 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
abbeywall ?Mar, 2008 AltLd
with K, EwanR
with K, EwanR
JdotP ?Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Bjarte Grytli Seim
with Bjarte Grytli Seim
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 AltLd
Natalie feather ?Feb, 2008 -
gripped01 ?Feb, 2008 Lead
with Si Moore
with Si Moore
Jamie B 30 Jan, 2008 Lead rpt Good effort from Niki; First winter route in "full" conditions!
with Client
Good effort from Niki; First winter route in "full" conditions!
with Client
Hidden 27 Jan, 2008 2nd O/S
jl 3 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S
MarkDavies36 ?Jan, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2008 Lead
Phill_ Thompson ??, 2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
John Pickles ??, 2008 AltLd rpt
with 8848
with 8848
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd
SWalls 4 Apr, 2007 AltLd dnf Did last 2 pitches after escaping from 2 step corner due to falling ice from cornice.
with Andy Ruck, Steve Addy
Did last 2 pitches after escaping from 2 step corner due to falling ice from cornice.
with Andy Ruck, Steve Addy
dan cowley 25 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
with Natalie
with Natalie
Captain Solo 25 Mar, 2007 Solo
Jon Wickham 20 Mar, 2007 2nd O/S scary, unconsolidated, minimal pro
scary, unconsolidated, minimal pro
PanzerHanzler 15 Mar, 2007 2nd O/S With guide.
with AdrianFagg, Ian Whitehead
With guide.
with AdrianFagg, Ian Whitehead
Andrew Sloan 9 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Heinous conditions.
with Steve Grove
Heinous conditions.
with Steve Grove
crowberry gully 8 Mar, 2007 AltLd excellent, loads of spindrift, full conditions
with Ross McGibbon
excellent, loads of spindrift, full conditions
with Ross McGibbon
Whitt 3 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S Well we got a bit lost and it took a while but still was a good day out.
with Chris Fisher
Well we got a bit lost and it took a while but still was a good day out.
with Chris Fisher
chris m fisher 3 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Whitt
with Whitt
AJM ?Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Lovely snow-ice the whole way up.
with Tubs
Lovely snow-ice the whole way up.
with Tubs
Hidden 19 Feb, 2007 AltLd
Luke Brooks 19 Feb, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 17 Feb, 2007 Solo O/S
mje1398 13 Feb, 2007 2nd
with PYB
with PYB
John Kettle 13 Feb, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 5 Feb, 2007 Lead
david morse ?Feb, 2007 Solo went off route, looked easier to bust straight up instead of the very exposed section. was very, very steep at top. Good times.
with chris todd
went off route, looked easier to bust straight up instead of the very exposed section. was very, very steep at top. Good times.
with chris todd
dsiska 21 Jan, 2007 AltLd
with Matej
with Matej
dangates ??, 2007 Lead
with Kirsty Maguire
with Kirsty Maguire
keith leonard ??, 2007 Lead
with wife
with wife
Hidden 28 Dec, 2006 2nd
Nevis_Ben 28 Dec, 2006 2nd O/S
niall_mac ?Dec, 2006 AltLd
barney_edin 2 Apr, 2006 AltLd
with Simon G
with Simon G
BruceG 18 Mar, 2006 2nd
with Alii
with Alii
johnjb 18 Mar, 2006 2nd O/S A great climb in great condition.
with Steve J
A great climb in great condition.
with Steve J
lost.arrow 10 Mar, 2006 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood, Martin Anderson
with Stu Sherwood, Martin Anderson
Robbie H 6 Mar, 2006 Lead O/S Climbing parallel with Richard Bentley (guiding) and Robert.
with Dan the Doctor
Climbing parallel with Richard Bentley (guiding) and Robert.
with Dan the Doctor
Roch 4 Mar, 2006 2nd O/S Ben dislocated on short ice pitch at start. Popped back in and continued.
with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
Ben dislocated on short ice pitch at start. Popped back in and continued.
with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
dancurrie 4 Mar, 2006 Lead
with Alecs
with Alecs
dave o 25 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Tim Walmsley
with Tim Walmsley
Hidden 19 Feb, 2006 Lead
Piglet69 14 Feb, 2006 2nd
with alifin
with alifin
alifin 14 Feb, 2006 2nd
with Mark Walker and Aidan Roe
with Mark Walker and Aidan Roe
stooby 27 Jan, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Pat
with Pat
edmitchell ?Jan, 2006 2nd O/S
with stuart macaleese, margaret best
with stuart macaleese, margaret best
Hidden ?Jan, 2006 AltLd β
Hidden ??, 2006 -
CurlyStevo ??, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 13 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
James B 5 Feb, 2005 -
with Phil
with Phil
luckyjim ?Feb, 2005 AltLd
with tom ballard
with tom ballard
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
decs ?Feb, 2005 AltLd
with Tom
with Tom
Hidden ?Jan, 2005 AltLd
Hidden ?Jan, 2005 2nd O/S
andrewbooth1000 ??, 2005 AltLd O/S As it was bit lean it was more like grade II.
with Pete Baillie
As it was bit lean it was more like grade II.
with Pete Baillie
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
GPN ??, 2005 AltLd
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 AltLd O/S
lawrenceK ?Apr, 2004 AltLd
PennyL 13 Mar, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Dave Evans
with Dave Evans
steveb2006 7 Mar, 2004 Lead Good climbing with a precarious feel due to the snow conditions. Exit via right hand finish.
with Ian Cartwright
Good climbing with a precarious feel due to the snow conditions. Exit via right hand finish.
with Ian Cartwright
Jamie B ?Feb, 2004 AltLd
with Alex Glasgow
with Alex Glasgow
Charlie wp Hill ??, 2004 -
geoff b 9 Feb, 2002 AltLd Another year, another route on the Ben. I'll be 300 years old by the time I climb them all!
with Dr. Nick
Another year, another route on the Ben. I'll be 300 years old by the time I climb them all!
with Dr. Nick
Hidden 1 Feb, 2002 -
Dave Almond ?Jan, 2001 Solo combined with a solo ascent of the curtain made a really pleasant day out.turned round shortly before summit of the ben by blizzard.
combined with a solo ascent of the curtain made a really pleasant day out.turned round shortly before summit of the ben by blizzard.
plain kitten ??, 2001 Lead
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
akhughes ??, 2000 -
cem 23 Feb, 1999 2nd Last 2 pitches. As part of course
with Phil ?, Simon P
Last 2 pitches. As part of course
with Phil ?, Simon P
Hidden 13 Feb, 1999 AltLd
John Pickles ?Jan, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Tim Blakemore
with Tim Blakemore
nickdonohue 10 Apr, 1998 Lead Superb climb
with Richard Jasicki
Superb climb
with Richard Jasicki
biggianthead 24 Jan, 1998 -
with HT
with HT
Marti999 ?Feb, 1997 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 1996 AltLd
duncan 10 Feb, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Dan Donovan
with Dan Donovan
Neil McA 13 Feb, 1993 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langrish
with Dave Langrish
Bruce Kerr 18 Jan, 1992 AltLd
with George McEwan
with George McEwan
pauldrew ??, 1990 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1989 Solo
Raggar 24 Feb, 1987 2nd
with Jon B
with Jon B
Hidden 12 Feb, 1987 Lead
Hidden 7 Feb, 1987 Solo
steveb2006 4 Feb, 1985 Lead Also Ray Barnet. First route of CIC hut week. Cloudy day. Looking for Green Gully and end up on this. A good route.
with Richard Carter
Also Ray Barnet. First route of CIC hut week. Cloudy day. Looking for Green Gully and end up on this. A good route.
with Richard Carter
Lone Rider 16 Dec, 1984 AltLd
with Colin Grant
with Colin Grant
Falko 25 Feb, 1981 AltLd O/S
with Alan Taylor
with Alan Taylor
Hidden ?Mar, 1977 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1975 -
Hidden 31 Jan, 1971 Lead
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