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Ticklists: 3 star Scottish winter.

Stuart Hurworth 05/Mar Lead O/S

Long approach! Excellent position high on the ben. Lead the gully which was fun and not too long or too steep! Last move was a bit tricky with axes in collapsing hollow snow. Glad I took my ice screws as there's not much else gear wise in the mid section and I think some of them would have held! Ice was partially buried by cruddy snow, but was generally reasonable. Abbed down central gully.

MaccMark 05/Mar AltLd
Phil_Brock 15/Feb 2nd β

Good climbing, done as second route of the day. Ice starting to go late in the afternoon, couple of tricky moves but otherwise straight forward. Done on plas y brenin course.

EcoClimber 12/Feb TR dnf

abseiled & climbed down after doing a different route. Looks a stunning but hard lead.

with Vicky King
nvalentine760 30/Jan AltLd O/S
Kayan 30/Jan Lead O/S
with Dan Brockwell
Hidden 30/Jan Lead O/S
luckyjim 26/Apr/16 Lead
with m mcdermott, Stef
Mike Webster 08/Apr/16 2nd
masa-alpin 08/Apr/16 Lead O/S

In 2 X 60m pitches. Powdery and needed some insecure moved on snow. No screw was used whatsoever. The cornice was only 30cm wide, but it took an awful lot of efforts and time...

rob16 15/Feb/16 Lead
with Matt Brook
markfairbank 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

In good nick under foot, bit hacked up. Really windy, blasted on the plateau with spindrift not pleasant!

with Paul Sheehan
Rob N 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Bruce
Finn Curry 11/Feb/16 2nd
with Paul Warnock
Hidden 03/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Brucemacrosson ?/Feb/16 AltLd
with Rob Noone
Hidden ??/2016 -
mzchambers 17/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Brodie lead the ice and I got the exit out the top.

with Brodie Hood
HimTiggins 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Djuke, Alan
easers 08/Mar/15 AltLd
with Doug
Dougbart 08/Mar/15 AltLd
with easers
Karlos 12/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Great route, but a bit of a one pitch wonder. First ice pitch lovely. Couple of short steep sections with steep snow in between. Belayed after 20m on two pegs on left before final steep step of ice, but should have gone a little further to belay off tat above. Second pitch just on snow before route opens out into a bowl. Cornice looks large, but easy enough to escape left or right. 60m of rope WILL get you to the plateau from the two pegs.

with CIC Jack
Neil Hamlet ?/Feb/15 2nd
Webster 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the main pitch, very soft ice but still plenty of it. Cornice is still huge

JHolland 07/Apr/14 Lead

Exciting getting past the cornice! great route

Hidden ??/2014 -
Chris L Hill 12/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Rich Hines
Hidden ?/Apr/13 AltLd
luckyjim 30/Mar/13 AltLd

Did the Wendigo start !

with m mcdermott
ste_d 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 16/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Great ice, perfick!

steven 14/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Hunt
IJHunt 12/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Lots of hooking on old hard ice.

abbeywall 10/Mar/13 AltLd
with K
Jack00 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Olly
Pete23 09/Mar/13 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
ollyroberts 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Jack
morsy 09/Mar/13 AltLd
with peter berwick
Conan 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Paul Horabin, Pete Glasper
Rob Grant 24/Feb/13 AltLd
with dan arkle
Piglet69 22/Feb/13 AltLd
niallsash 22/Feb/13 AltLd
d80f0u 17/Feb/13 2nd

First grade IV. Good ice on the steeper pitches but the rest a bit cruddy. Topping out in glorious sunshine made up for it though!

with Scott, Andy
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Lead
Ed Saint ?/Mar/12 -
akhughes ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
jandyd05 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Traversed onto here at start of ice from wendigo. Great climb tho ice a bit dodgy in places due to turbo warm conditions. Very solid IV in conditions IMO.

edmitchell 24/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 24/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Nice pitch of ice. Second pitch is insignificant.

wadh1720 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Great introduction to winter climbing proper on Ben Nevis. Good ice and exciting climbing. Ran out third pitch from second belay to top - not a place to fall! Overall, not exactly alt lead, as mostly on second.

with Chris L, jimmyk
LJKing 13/Feb/12 AltLd
with Piers Harley
Piers Harley 13/Feb/12 AltLd
with Laurence King
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
jcurley 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris Drinkwater
Hidden 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with J
Ken Applegate 15/Jan/12 Lead

Climbed first two pitches of Wendigo, then traversed across to Central Gully R/H, to give 5 pitches of good climbing.

with Sean Comisky, Chris Webster
Hidden 12/Jan/12 2nd
James S 12/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

ice a bit hollow in places but otherwise a good climb, not 3 stars in this condition though.

centurion05 ??/2012 Solo O/S

After doing Comb Gully

with chris thorne
lawrenceK 03/Apr/11 AltLd
baileyswalk 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt

First time leading this route, traversed in from the first pitch of wendigo, Ice was melting and cruddy.

Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd
Jim Slater 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 06/Mar/11 AltLd
with Rusty, Patch
Hidden 06/Mar/11 -
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
manwithacam 04/Mar/11 AltLd

A bit bashed around by the traffic. Nice gully tho.

with Mike M
CurlyStevo 04/Mar/11 AltLd

quite fat, melting a bit on the day, nice wee route with some steeper steps

with Kenny
ksneds 04/Mar/11 AltLd

Ice was bomber. Nice route.

with stevo
Hidden 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
MJLangley 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mark haigh
rnotman67 01/Mar/11 AltLd
melville18 28/Feb/11 2nd
with nigel martin, john jackson
tomshanti 28/Feb/11 2nd β

first proper winter climb!traversed into the foot of the chimneys from the left having practised on the lower snow slopes yest.fantastic-top felt rather steep!

with nigel hooker
Erik_M 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Traversed in after 1st pitch of Wendigo. Amazing gully!

with Kenny Grant, Alex Tuck
mattrm 12/Feb/11 2nd

Pretty easy route until the final ice pitch. In great condition, very enjoyable climbing. Worked up a proper forearm pump on the final pitch as well.

with James Thacker, Darren09
Run_Ross_Run 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Took right hand gully on final pitch, really hard but great fun.

with MattM
mynyddresident 10/Feb/11 AltLd
with wolf
wolf.leeb 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

1 steep pull.. nice little route.. in situ belays.

with nic
baileyswalk 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Mark did all the hard work I took the final start wall to get us out the chimney.

Mark Bannan 29/Jan/11 AltLd

Fantastic day!

Hidden 21/Jan/11 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
Steve Woollard 09/Apr/10 2nd
with Kenny
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Scott Kirkhope 25/Mar/10 AltLd
Hannah Evans 25/Mar/10 AltLd
tjmillen 18/Feb/10 Lead
with dorine
Pat-H ?/Feb/10 2nd β
freudy_love 24/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Stewart Munro
telemarker 24/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Soloed up to the first real steep bit. Great conditions for everything bar protection which made for a run out adventure. Did plan to do Central Gully as my first grade III but due to some "incorrect" route finding we did this instead as my first Grade IV lead. Cracking weather.

with Paul F
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
MouseHunter ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 2nd
Hidden 18/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 17/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/09 AltLd
davefount 18/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
gaz.marshall 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil & Mark
Hidden ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
nickcj ?/Mar/09 AltLd

personal climbing day on MIC assessment

Hidden 23/Feb/09 Lead
Ken Applegate 19/Feb/09 AltLd

Led pitch 2. Nice route!

with Dave Kirby
benclimbing ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/09 2nd
mikelaing ?/Jan/09 2nd
with Ian Whitehead
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
niall_mac ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
mulletcocktail2000 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

great little route.

with john
Hidden 27/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
wee hippy ??/2008 2nd


smac ??/2008 -
JimH ??/2008 -
Neil Mackenzie 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

wicked tunnel cornice finish!

with Andy
andymoin 25/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Great route better than joining the queue for green. Nice steep ice with one vertical fall and tunnel thro the cornice to exit, well protected with gear appearing just were u need it. Awesome, deserves more stars than its give in the ukc log.

RobScotland 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Magnus
MRJ 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S

Awsome line, with some sweet ice. A lot of stuff coming down as the group ahead cut a tunnel through the cornice, but nice to have a pre cut tunnel :)

with Rob
Ann S ?/Mar/07 2nd

Guided by Graham Ettle

with Graeme Ettle-guide
geoff b 19/Feb/07 AltLd

2nd route of the day: thickly iced & enjoyable.

with Dr. Nick
joe king 09/Feb/07 AltLd
with steve pettit
steveP 05/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
dsiska 19/Mar/06 AltLd
with Duncan, Fran
Hidden 18/Mar/06 AltLd
Tom M Williams 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Excellent if a little short lived

with Andy Hobson
Jamie B ?/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
barney_edin ??/2006 2nd
with Phil A
Hidden 26/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
sgl 26/Feb/05 AltLd
with Konnie
ruggystunts 18/Feb/05 Lead
with Neil
petehaz ?/Feb/05 2nd O/S
with Eoin
seanyt ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/05 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
Colin Mcgregor 22/Mar/03 Lead
with Lucy Hailey
Hidden 12/Mar/03 TR
nickdonohue 22/Feb/03 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
cem 14/Mar/00 2nd


with Andy M, Bruce G
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Richard Weller 08/Mar/97 AltLd
with Alec Keith
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
jon 07/Feb/87 AltLd
with Jamie
uphillnow ?/Feb/87 Lead
with Andy Bennett
Guy ??/1987 -
Nigel Bond 18/Mar/81 2nd
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
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