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Ticklists: Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs.

luckyjim 29/Nov/17 Solo
sblake 24/Apr/17 Solo
Garry_C 18/Apr/17 Solo
with Balaz
arose 19/Mar/17 Lead

No cornice left after the thaw

with Clients
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 05/Mar/17 Solo
with Theresa Meacham, Sid Withey, Lee Glassbrook, Andy Dennis, Ed Watts, Clive Vardakis
rashwell 23/Jan/17 Solo
furbrow 22/Jan/17 Solo

Good for the calf muscles.

with Ruth L
Rob N 22/Jan/17 Solo O/S
salix 22/Jan/17 Lead

Wierd mix of bullet hard and extremly soft snow. Roped up for the the very top.

with Neus
Captain Solo 22/Jan/17 Solo rpt
mja521 21/Jan/17 Solo
tyho 21/Jan/17 Solo O/S
Remyveness 21/Jan/17 Solo O/S

Pleasant conditions! Carried a rope but never needed to get it out.

with Toby Evans, Paddy Steed, Kyle Ackroyd
royalste45 21/Jan/17 Solo O/S
KAckroyd 20/Jan/17 Solo O/S
franhammond92 03/Jan/17 Solo O/S
with Olga, David Robinnette
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Garry_C 12/May/16 Solo

sunrise descent on skis

EcoClimber 26/Mar/16 Solo

Exited up top of Ledge Route to avoid avalanche risk of cornice.

Hidden 26/Mar/16 Solo O/S
ChrisH89 25/Mar/16 Solo dnf

Soloed up gully in pleasant consolidated snow conditions but not able to get through the massive cornice at the top. Cornice was stable but drooping and undercut and not worth the risk for a grade I tick, so downclimbed back to CIC and walked out. Frustrating to get within about a metre of the plateau and not top-out!

aliReid 13/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Dodgy cornice, looked as if there had been a recent avalanche.

ellpeecee 04/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Very soft deep snow made for slow progress. Great Snow for building snowmen mind... Though the thaw was making a impact with lots of running water everywhere. Spicey cornice exit, good effort from Mr Lyons for finding a way through!

Hidden 08/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Tarquin 06/Jan/16 -
Hidden 05/Jan/16 Solo O/S
lcullum7 05/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Andy England 05/Jan/16 Solo O/S
sam_owen41 04/Jan/16 AltLd
Baggie ??/2016 -
guy757 ??/2016 -
wi11 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
duncanedgley 28/Dec/15 2nd
with Dave
DavidWilby 28/Dec/15 Lead
with Duncan
laurence_falconer 28/Dec/15 Lead
with Anna Bienkowska
MattersBats 22/Dec/15 Solo
with Jonny
Rob Moorcroft 22/Dec/15 Solo
with Richard Ive
graeme gatherer 22/Apr/15 -

ski descent

andyinglis 18/Apr/15 Solo

Ski descent

Hidden 15/Mar/15 Solo
Victor Ivanov 15/Mar/15 Solo O/S

First winter gully climb. Good weather, a bit too warm. Overall well consolidated, though melting, snow with some hard ice sections in the shadowed areas. An interesting surprise was a deep and huge horizontal snow crack about 4m long and 30cm wide near the top. Carefully went around and kept going. Cornice at the top was easy to get past though the snow below it was fairly slushy.

nutme 20/Feb/15 -

Climbed with Andy. About 100, above hut got in to the avalanche. First time in Scotland!

atthedropofahat 10/May/14 Solo dnf

Climbed 1/2 way, snow bridges across 'bergshrunds' stable. Rain loaded snow on upper section led to long descent of slushy snow.

Hidden 25/Apr/14 Solo
nickdonohue 07/Apr/14 Solo

in reasonable condition

Hidden 07/Apr/14 Solo
static266 ?/Apr/14 Solo O/S
scott452 18/Jan/14 Solo

Snow plod. Good conditions.

Hidden ?/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Technoguile ?/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
JackM92 08/Nov/13 Solo

Soft snow, evidence of previous avalanches and an unstable cornice at the top

Jamie Johnston 09/May/13 Solo

Ski descent - Craig's 40th birthday

with Blair Aitken, Paul Easto, Andrew Napier, Dave Anderson, Craig Cameron
Alpenglow 10/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with Joe M, Owen
Jimmy1976 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Top half after completing moonlight gully. Cornice was easily passable at the top right of the gully.

with John
hydraulicwave 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
ClimbingGlen 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Was going for Ledge Route but not in good condition. Not a grade 1 today as very hard ice or Neve and steeper. Grade 2. Nice route topping out near the top of the Ben in perfect weather a rarity!

Hidden 19/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Solo
BruceG 10/Mar/13 -

Nice conditions out of the wind and a first winter gully climb for Naomi

with Naomi
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Solo
Stefan_Morris 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
gw3285 25/Feb/13 Solo
augustus trout 25/Feb/13 Lead O/S
bradholmes 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Downclimbed after ledge route. Major slog.

cbonner 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Down climb.

mark12345 23/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Solo
Matt Dolan 10/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Katy Boreham
alexm198 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Descent - lowered Si over the cornice and then pitched 3/4 of the way down, before walking off to the CIC.

Hidden 09/Feb/13 AltLd
connor ?/Feb/13 Solo
Pompey 12/Jan/13 -
with JT, Cogstar, johnnyw
Hidden ??/2013 -
ewen75 ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 17/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/12 -
Ewan Russell 13/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
CacCarnBeag 04/May/12 Solo
Lawrie Brand 13/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Atmospheric mush.

Ash_Johnson 05/Mar/12 AltLd

Backed off near the top due to a crevase.

Chad123 04/Mar/12 Solo

Climb and ski descent, nice powdery snow and a fun gully at the top. Mostly a bit narrow for fun skiing, the other gullies were better today. Very airy dropping in past the cornice...

Hidden 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/12 Solo O/S
murrayd 15/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
davesa ?/Feb/12 Solo
stephenarnold 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Really good conditions

chili-d 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Superb and in great condition :)

with Poz
Timo Austino 15/Jan/12 Solo
KPoz 15/Jan/12 AltLd

Superb route in such an atmospheric setting, nice top out from Chili-d on her first route on the Ben.

with Chili-d
SnowdonGypsy 12/Jan/12 Solo
bandersnatch ??/2012 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Dec/11 Solo O/S
OERees 23/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Intended to do the ledge route but it was soaking wet and slippery across the "ledge" so we decided to continue up number five gully. I trailed a rope to my 9year old sister and helped her up. Good climbing although a little loose.

Russell Lovett 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Climber solo with Andrew Haigh , did not rope up.

with andrew haigh
Hidden 04/Mar/11 Solo
JamesRoddie 02/Mar/11 Solo

After Moonlight Gully

Hidden 27/Feb/11 Solo
mfisher 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S

used for descent

ollyroberts 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S


with James
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
Adamski1986 02/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Had a quick play on a small ice fall on our way up. Brilliant day!

with Kev Murley
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Solo
PAJames ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Doogleman ?/Dec/10 Solo dnf

Nice, and probably borderline grade II considering the length. Unfortunately we had to turn back due to large areas of wind slab blocking us of at a little over 300m- definitely an avalanche black spot. Down climbing not so fun

connor 10/Nov/10 Solo O/S

pretty thin and more like III in those conditions. it was a great atmospheric route 6 hours round trip

with willey, mike scott
Hidden 10/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Harry Ellis 12/May/10 Solo


bigbadbob12345 03/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Paul Ellis
Alison2 ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Matthew
Hidden 27/Jan/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Solo
Timo Austino 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S

notes about your climb, or leave blank Very warm vloudy and viz down to 5 meters when lookung for green gully

with Nats
Slarti B 23/Feb/09 Solo

Long climb, but enjoyed it. Rather steep at the end.

jdgaventa 23/Feb/09 Lead

roped up for cornice

Captain Solo 01/Feb/09 Solo


Hidden 01/Jan/09 Solo O/S
CT6419 ??/2009 Solo
JamesRoddie ??/2009 -
with Alex Roddie
tsl42 31/Dec/08 Solo β

Gotr lost trying to find No. 4 Gully, after saying that a retard couldn't miss it. Good neve. Pretty gnarly. Not much of a cronice. Really good weather, inversion. Does it count as soloing if you are with a group?

with Tom, Aaron, Nick
Hidden 30/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Jonny M 28/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 28/Dec/08 Solo

First winter climb, stunning weather and views, just awesome. Had planned to do Ledge Route but it wasn't in condition so headed up here instead.

with Mike, Ewan
Mike-W-99 28/Dec/08 Solo

An enjoyable wander.

with Ewan, Fiona
GiveHerHelen 28/Dec/08 2nd O/S
jim182 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with James, Andi
IanMcC 23/Mar/08 Solo


with phil, Nigel
Only a hill 21/Mar/08 Solo

In descent, a bit windslabby.

with James Roddie
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Harry The Owl 16/Feb/08 Lead
with Chaz Payne
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Andy DB 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Ken Applegate ?/Feb/08 Solo
with Dave Buckett, Hannah Evans
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Solo
The Oracle 24/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Spent ages wearing our arms out by digging snowscrapes and belaying each other all the way from the bottom of the gully! The cornice was the first I've ever done and the steep snow and lack of protection made it pretty memorable! What's the point of roping up in this sort of situation? I probably would have taken Brian down with me had I come off...

with Brian Coupland
Monk 04/Feb/07 -

Descent. Very steep at the top and quite intimidating.

with Alan & Colm
stooby ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with group
Dave Searle 28/Jan/07 Solo
with sim
Hidden 27/Jan/07 Solo
jamestheyip ??/2007 -
with Descend
deano 22/Dec/06 Solo

Wanted Tower Ridge but too windy

with Ryan Stokes, Paul Silvester
Adam Humphreys 23/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

can be big cornice at top, be weary of averlanch debries funneling from bowl at the top.

with Joe m
Dunx 23/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Dom
joe king 20/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with simon ringrose
industrialiceman 27/Feb/05 Solo
John Andrew Simpson ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Steve James, Yan
Bokonon 31/Dec/04 AltLd O/S

Fair conditions for the route, only well consolidated snow left following rainfall, very long day pitching the full climb, inexperience is a nasty thing. Long walk off in the Dark. first Winter route

with Nev
G. Tiger, Esq. 31/Dec/04 AltLd
kevinknights ?/Mar/04 Solo

overhanging snow...

with Alison Parker
Hidden 19/Mar/03 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/03 -
Andy Clarke 06/May/01 Lead O/S

Pitched one rocky step, otherwise moved together.

with Tommo
Hidden ?/Jan/01 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2000 -
Hidden 14/Feb/99 2nd
John Pickles 27/May/98 Solo O/S
Jacob Ram 25/Mar/98 Solo
with anthony aylett
Mickdenali ??/1994 -
with Simon Colley
Hidden 29/Dec/92 Lead O/S
luckyjim ?/Dec/91 Solo
Sime64 19/Apr/91 Solo

In Descent

with Alan Kimber Guide
Rob Kennard ??/1988 -
with Paul Andrews
Pete Pozman 23/Feb/87 Lead O/S
with Janet
Yourlead 02/Jan/86 Solo
with Mike, Donald Williamson
Martin Haworth ??/1986 Solo
dodders ?/Mar/85 Solo
with Simon L
Iain Thow 14/Dec/84 Solo

Ludicrously windy at cornice.

with Ian Burwood
Hidden ??/1981 -
Lusk ?/Jan/79 Solo O/S
uphillnow ??/1964 -

Ascended and descended regularly

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