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Aeron Thomas 24/Nov/17 Solo

decent after ledge route and summit

with James Scarborough
Webster 29/Apr/17 Solo

decent. pretty dicey entrance/exit in the lean conditions

Garry_C 18/Apr/17 Solo

In descent

with Balaz
Hidden 15/Apr/17 AltLd
Sam116 15/Apr/17 AltLd
Hannah Gorvin 15/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Sam116
jcoup 27/Mar/17 Solo

Topped out left to avoid large cornice on mixed rock and ice.

mattmuller 17/Mar/17 Solo
with Ben Henderson
Hidden 03/Mar/17 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/17 -
Magzhan 19/Feb/17 Solo O/S

Warm conditions but snow was consolidated.

Taylor656 18/Feb/17 Solo O/S

Start and finish were in okay condition the middle was a little soft . Great day out.

BlueWRidehalgh 18/Feb/17 Solo O/S
with Taylor
Phil_Brock 15/Feb/17 2nd rpt

On PyB course. In descent

Phil_Brock 14/Feb/17 2nd O/S

PyB course. In descent

Sime64 11/Feb/17 Solo rpt

Fairly icy near top.

with Mike Stevenson PCC
olekemi 05/Feb/17 Solo O/S

In descent

with Jeremy M
Retro Rowan 04/Feb/17 Solo O/S

the last 50 metres was steep neve. the rest was deep powder

alexcollins123 04/Feb/17 Solo O/S
with Ro Ro
Tim Harper 04/Feb/17 Solo O/S
roym 04/Feb/17 Solo
Mr Fuller 21/Jan/17 Solo O/S

Bomber neve, very stepped out. Optional steep bit at the top.

with Ben Maybe, James Nicholson
jamesnchlsn 21/Jan/17 Solo
BMaybee 21/Jan/17 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/17 -
Keith Davis 05/Jan/17 Solo rpt
with Andrew Dixon
grady_9 04/Jan/17 Solo
franhammond92 04/Jan/17 Solo rpt


with David Robinnette
mzchambers 03/Jan/17 Solo O/S
with Anne
annep 03/Jan/17 Solo
EuanM 02/Jan/17 Solo
mountainremedy 02/Jan/17 Solo
with Jamie Owen
sblake 02/Jan/17 Solo
JemG 01/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Hidden 28/Mar/16 Solo
EcoClimber 28/Mar/16 Solo
with Amalie
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Stewpot 25/Jan/16 2nd
with Landee, Liam
Liam42 25/Jan/16 AltLd
with Landee, Stewy
el diablo 23/Jan/16 Solo

Up and down after bailing off an out of nick Thompson's Route. Simultaneous abseil from the fin at the top just for fun!

with Graham Stein
machars 09/Jan/16 Solo
sam_owen41 06/Jan/16 Lead
Andy Hewison 03/Jan/16 Solo

Used as descent after number two gully

with Brian R
ben_st 03/Jan/16 2nd
benkelsey 02/Jan/16 Solo
franhammond92 02/Jan/16 Solo O/S

descent after number three gully buttress

harry_lewis 01/Jan/16 Solo rpt

as an escape after alex came off a very thin green gully and tore half his face off

Mike Roger ??/2016 -
guy757 ??/2016 -
wi11 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
amccann 30/Dec/15 Solo O/S

In descent after number 2, then basically ran back to the hut to get there before the weather closed in too much and it got dark.

Rob Moorcroft 21/Dec/15 Solo
with Richard Ive
MattersBats 20/Dec/15 2nd O/S
with Jonny
joermann 03/Dec/15 Solo
liamando 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S


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


andyinglis 18/Apr/15 Solo

Glad of 2 axes, seems very steep at the top for grade I.

Hidden 22/Mar/15 Solo
Rachel Slater 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Downclimb after Point Five.

Pohil 19/Mar/15 Solo O/S
climber34neil 16/Mar/15 -

Decend after harrisons/reaburns

Hugh Simons 15/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Solo Descent after topping out Thompson's Route.

just one more 15/Mar/15 Solo
with rich h
Euan Todd 15/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Descended after topping out Thompson's Route.

joe.91 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Solo
Harry Holmes 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/15 Solo
Timothy Miller 08/Mar/15 Solo O/S
davkeo 08/Mar/15 Solo O/S

In descent

berry6717 15/Feb/15 Solo
phildawson 14/Feb/15 Solo O/S

in descent

Grassrob ?/Feb/15 Solo
rifrafhughes 04/Jan/15 Solo O/S
RobEdwards 04/Jan/15 -

Good climb, very banked out, went left at the top to avoid overhanging cornice. Still had a very shaky top out to the left with a powdery cornice but not too bad, should have dug it out but was running out of time.

with Tash, Josh Hughes
arose 04/Jan/15 Solo


joesmith 04/Jan/15 -


Hardonicus 03/Jan/15 Solo

In descent.

mrginna ?/Jan/15 Solo O/S
with Helen Rudkin, Pete Heesom, Jo F
alastairbegley 28/Dec/14 Solo

Descent, no cornice

Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Olli-C 28/Dec/14 Solo
with Chris Waddle
Hidden 27/Dec/14 Solo O/S
static266 ?/Apr/14 Solo O/S
aldo56 19/Jan/14 Solo dnf

Limited viability meant we ended up in this gully by mistake. Soloed up to within 3m of the plateau before being defeated by the overhanging cornice. Downclimbed back to the CIC.

Smelly_James 16/Jan/14 2nd dnf

Poor conditions on approach - backed off

with Charlie Bangham
Busby ??/2014 -
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Solo
Jon Ellis 03/Mar/13 Solo
with Nigel Evans, Andy Hill
kiwi boy 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S

The best grade 1 route I have ever done. Near vertical headwall for 2-3m before the top.Snow conditions firmed up nicely once above CIC hut.

with nigel evans, john Ellis
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Stefan_Morris 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
stratandrew 26/Feb/13 2nd
augustus trout 26/Feb/13 Lead O/S
scottie390 25/Feb/13 -
mark12345 23/Feb/13 -
Theeni 09/Feb/13 Solo

Abbed off a snow bollard over cornice then soloed down 50m and bum slid the rest.

Hidden 07/Feb/13 -
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Solo
markwarner ?/Feb/13 Solo

Nice first Nevis gully for Heather

artmal ?/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 15/Jan/13 -
shipton47 14/Jan/13 Lead
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hoyes 29/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Spraggs first winter climb, nice and easy.

Batt 29/Dec/12 Solo

With Si, Rach and James then down No 4. Nice tootling day out

spragglerocks 29/Dec/12 Solo
bowls 10/May/12 Solo
EcoClimber 16/Apr/12 Solo

Kieran (aged 10) 1st solo ice climb. Nice one!

KDSclimber 16/Apr/12 Solo

My 1st solo ice climb (aged 10). An exciting winter route.

with Richard
monsterek999 ?/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Solo
Ken Applegate 14/Mar/12 Lead

Took a steeper ice pitch on the left to finish.

with Dave, Connie
crispy 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Phil, Anton
Sam Warby 29/Feb/12 Solo O/S
HIGHTOWER 29/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Feb/12 Solo O/S
maherp 12/Feb/12 Solo

A short pitch at the end to overocme the cornice but all grade 1 ground was soloed

with SMC
Hidden 12/Feb/12 Solo
Jonnie Watkins 02/Feb/12 -
davesa ?/Feb/12 Solo
Purely ?/Feb/12 Lead
with Rubisco
rubisco ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Purely
Simon Preuss ?/Feb/12 -
with Dave, Andy, Phil
Hidden 31/Jan/12 Solo
Jones_88 30/Jan/12 2nd

Me first gully on the Ben.

Tom.Priestley 16/Jan/12 TR

Abseiled in from a snow bollard and climbed out

Jackspratt 15/Jan/12 Solo O/S
sophiecb 14/Jan/12 Solo O/S


tompilgrem 14/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Really nice - very icy so probs worth II today, took cornice on the left. Came down no. 4

with Dad
bobpilgrem 14/Jan/12 Solo O/S

First route on the Ben - descended No 4. Well conslidated snow with icy sections.

with Tom
SnowdonGypsy 12/Jan/12 Solo
Rhydian Evans 10/Jan/12 Solo
JanBella 05/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Ryder ?/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Solo
Blurgy319 ?/Jan/12 Solo
goatee ??/2012 Solo
Andrew Holden ??/2012 Solo
bandersnatch ??/2012 Solo
tom_holdsworth 29/Dec/11 Solo dnf

DNF due to fresh powder avalanche hazard. Small partial depth avalanche triggered!

with Paul Elliot, Mike Kennedy
richardshoes 28/May/11 Solo O/S
Jamie Johnston 28/Apr/11 Solo

Ascent and ski descent

with Andrew Napier
CacCarnBeag 14/Apr/11 Solo
with Sally
Hidden 10/Apr/11 -
Fullhog 10/Apr/11 Solo β

We did this on a very hot April day! We thought we would be swimming up the gully but condition were pretty good! A little soft at lower levels but as we got closer to the top conditions were good and even a little icy at the top!We decended via the tourist path(never again)!

J Brown 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S


with RK
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Solo
carl_123 26/Mar/11 Solo rpt

in descent

carl_123 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S

in descent

keith hal 05/Mar/11 Solo

In descent.

with Peter Berwick
frecro 05/Mar/11 Solo

What a slog...

with Mike Cross
Sime64 03/Mar/11 Solo
with JB
JamesRoddie 02/Mar/11 Solo O/S
indigostarlight 01/Mar/11 Solo
Pete23 ?/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/11 Solo O/S
mfisher 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S

access was hard work! top out was interesting

with goose
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
stouffer 26/Feb/11 AltLd
with Deb
Stiffinger 13/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Found it a little tricky topping out

with sam
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Solo
Adam Lincoln 29/Jan/11 -
with Kev Avery
Hidden 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/11 Solo O/S
np134 27/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with A. Singleton, N. Howett
How easy 27/Jan/11 Solo
Singleton_Alex 27/Jan/11 Solo O/S
mikemartin 26/Jan/11 Solo
jack_eadie 26/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Solo
JasonK 23/Jan/11 Solo
with Hannah
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Solo
connor ?/Jan/11 Solo

quite a good cornice! Had to use compass and map to the Abseil posts, more steep ground after that too.

Hidden ?/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
gripped01 15/Dec/10 Solo
with Dave Tait
fall-line 12/Dec/10 -
with Sarah Kirton, Alex Tuck
Adamski1986 ?/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Was a really good day, Worth the Drive!

Moonstone Hippy 27/Nov/10 Solo

Went to climb the buttress but a team already on and lots of stuff being knocked down. Finished up the short steeper right hand branch.

with Phil
Hidden 21/Nov/10 Solo
Major_Steve 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S


with Neil
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Solo
Doogleman ?/Nov/10 Solo

Powdery but with enough hard snow beneath to make axes effective. Nice route & short enough to combine with another.

Phil Emerson ?/Nov/10 AltLd
Liam Ingram 03/May/10 Solo O/S
Moonstone Hippy 01/May/10 Solo

Snow soft in places but hard in others. Steep at top with a slumped cornice.

philboy 11/Apr/10 Solo
with matt g
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo
philboy 11/Apr/10 Solo
with matt g
clive-greenwood 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy Assam
Ross Young 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S
NHARRIS 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
rockstott ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo
Julie Carroll ?/Jan/10 Solo
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 Solo
radioshed ??/2010 -
with Ross young
ollyroberts 27/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Kyle
owenrhyswilliams 17/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Winter Route, Not in condition, Grade III

with Gareth Protheroe
R_W_M 13/Dec/09 Solo
with Clay, Gareth
Protheroe 13/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Clay and Rob
Clay C 13/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Rob, Gareth
Brendan 13/Nov/09 Solo
with Paul
fellgazelle 23/Mar/09 Solo

Set off to do two step corner with Charlie French but conditions detoriorated. There were avalanches going off all around, particularly further below so we opted to escape via No.3 gully. We climbed easily and quickly up heavily banked up snow, through two windslab breaks to a 3rd about 15m below the corniche. As I sunk my axes in the whole lot avalanched and we were swept about 75ft down the gully. Managed to ice axe arrest at 3rd attempt. Climbed back up rapidly and squeezed through the corniche to safety. Terrible conditions

with Charles French
Simonfarfaraway 27/Feb/09 Solo
with Huw
Hidden 26/Feb/09 Solo
Mountainman62 26/Feb/09 Solo
lucasp 01/Feb/09 Solo

Steep topout!

with Dave P (LMC)
Russell Lovett 01/Feb/09 Solo
with andrew haigh
existing debt ?/Feb/09 -
with Iain a
tomtom89 ?/Feb/09 Solo
Em66 05/Jan/09 Solo
with Mat, Tom
Rob N 03/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
rossn ??/2009 -
CT6419 ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 -
sj87 ??/2009 -
KeithW 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Excellent day with a cloud inversion at about 800m

bms 30/Dec/08 Lead
with MS
Mike Parker 30/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden 30/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Marq 29/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Topped out on Ben to clear skies.

with Shona Wildman, Andrew Funnell
Darrell Read 29/Dec/08 -
Rob Grant 19/Apr/08 AltLd
Malcolm Auchie 17/Mar/08 Solo

Nice clear sunny day

with Alec Holden
kevin k ?/Mar/08 -
katie75 ?/Mar/08 AltLd
with dan, dan
industrialiceman 24/Feb/08 -
Hidden 22/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Solo O/S
alaan 10/Feb/08 Solo O/S

The cornice was very spicy - got thrown a rope to aid with the struggle/swim.

with Jim
abbeywall ?/Feb/08 Solo
with K
hamish2016 03/Jan/08 Solo O/S

went left at top, more interesting.

with chris burn
Pompey ?/Jan/08 Solo
with andy, barry, tracy
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
vincentvega ??/2008 Lead O/S
with danny robb
chris2451 30/Dec/07 Solo O/S

First winter experience. Had a rope but it wasn't doing anything.

DJayB 30/Dec/07 Solo O/S
ruggystunts 19/Dec/07 Solo
Cardi 18/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Moved together for most of it. Did ~ Grade II variation left at top due to queues.

with Rich P
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Solo
benman 16/Feb/07 Solo
matt.woodfield 08/Feb/07 Solo
Lay 06/Feb/07 2nd

First winter climb

with Clive Roberts (lead), Alison Darlow, Jonathan Woodward
leakster 04/Feb/07 Solo

My first ascent of ben nevis.

with jeff & paul
cham749 01/Feb/07 2nd O/S

variation - up left gully

with Henry Methold
Bob.allan 25/Jan/07 2nd
keith leonard ??/2007 Lead
with wife
jiles 30/Dec/06 2nd O/S
with Alex Winter
Alex Winter ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
edmitchell ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Icy and steep exit, probably grade II

with kai ren
BruceG 18/Mar/06 -

Descent after climbing Comb Gully

with Alii
Hidden 04/Feb/06 Solo
DaleB ?/Feb/06 -
with GD
alexr ?/Feb/06 Solo
with Si
andy hunter ?/Feb/06 Lead

easy lead on very busy route.

with mark
Hidden ?/Feb/06 -
Hidden 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
latitude 28/Jan/06 Lead
with Kate Drugan
Hidden 26/Jan/06 -
CathS 26/Jan/06 -

On PYB course. Moved together. Very hard snow. Steep narrowing near the top was more like Grade II.

with Jane
munnsy 22/Jan/06 2nd
andymoin 14/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

First winter outing since my dad introduced me over 5 years ago. Grade II with an ice pitch at the top.

Will Smith 04/Jan/06 Solo O/S

Icy near the top making it hard for the grade.

with Mel and Steve
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Solo
viking ?/Jan/06 Solo
skimble ?/Jan/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 Solo O/S
beardy mike ??/2006 Solo O/S
centurion05 ??/2006 -
barney_edin ??/2006 Solo


with Phil A
Hidden ??/2006 -
kingjam ?/Mar/05 Lead
with Guide
Bob M 25/Feb/05 Solo
with Chris Bristow
Captain Solo 27/Jan/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Solo
Nick Wallis ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Ice Spider ??/2005 Lead
with Stewart
bms 16/Apr/04 Solo
Harry Ellis 21/Feb/04 2nd
with Rich Garside, Chris Cox, Ben Monypenny
richiegarside ?/Feb/04 -
with Harry Ellis
Hidden ?/Feb/04 AltLd O/S
jamestheyip ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Jon Gay
niall_mac ?/Apr/03 Solo

in descent

gripped01 ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with Jon Naylor
Hidden 05/Jan/03 AltLd
bms 31/Dec/02 Solo

Not much snow around

John Brayshaw 27/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 18/Jan/00 Lead
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -

ski descent

akhughes ??/2000 -
kjbix ??/2000 -
mike fenwick ?/Mar/98 -


Jacob Ram 02/Feb/98 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/97 Solo
BenTiffin ?/Feb/97 -
with Rachel Yeates
roncaves 15/Apr/95 Solo

In descent

with James Thomas
Hidden ?/Jan/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/92 Lead O/S
FrankW ?/Mar/92 AltLd O/S
with Unknown
Hidden 23/Jan/92 AltLd
Andy Say ??/1992 Solo
Hidden ??/1992 Solo
Sime64 17/Apr/91 Solo

In Descent

Hidden ??/1990 Solo O/S
pauldrew ??/1989 AltLd
Raggar 24/Feb/88 Solo
John Marsland 16/Feb/86 Solo


Hidden 04/Jan/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1983 -
John Marsland 27/Dec/82 Solo dnf

avalanche - powder snow on neve

99bolivar ?/Feb/82 AltLd
with Derek Smithson
Lone Rider ??/1982 Solo
Nigel Bond 16/Mar/81 Solo
Martin Bennett 07/Mar/77 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1975 -
with FMC
Hidden ?/Feb/72 Solo
Hidden ??/1972 -
mikej 07/Apr/69 Solo


with Wil Hurford
uphillnow 23/Mar/61 Solo

John Grieve and I soloed it on a memorable first winter day on the Ben.

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