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Cold Climbs, Robin Smith Legacy, 3 star Scottish winter, The Pinnacle, Scottish Winter IV-VII, Chasing the Ephemeral, Cold Climbs (slimmed down)

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Tom.Priestley 1 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S In 3 pitches. Led the 2nd pitch slab variation. Crazy undercling sidepull move to get out of a ice cave and onto the slab. Awesome.
with James Gibson
In 3 pitches. Led the 2nd pitch slab variation. Crazy undercling sidepull move to get out of a ice cave and onto the slab. Awesome.
with James Gibson
liamo333 27 Feb, 2018 -
Hidden 27 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
noskki 26 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 26 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt
with noskki
with noskki
Nick Clement 25 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Paul Figg 25 Feb, 2018 AltLd rpt
Jamie Skelton 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Glenn
with Matthew Glenn
wheelsucker ??, 2018 -
Swiss Tony ??, 2018 -
Kike Kikon 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S And Phil
with flo1
And Phil
with flo1
flo1 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd Thin but possible. I think we were the first team on the route this winter and took off a lot of loose ice. First pitch harder than normal. We did the icicle variation on a very thin icicle - thanks to Quique for leading this! he "normal" variation seems not to be in condition (thin lose ice). And - I dropped a Black Diamond ice screw. If you find them could you please drop me an e-mail. Thanks! We also did Tower Scoop, which is in nice conditions.
Thin but possible. I think we were the first team on the route this winter and took off a lot of loose ice. First pitch harder than normal. We did the icicle variation on a very thin icicle - thanks to Quique for leading this! he "normal" variation seems not to be in condition (thin lose ice). And - I dropped a Black Diamond ice screw. If you find them could you please drop me an e-mail. Thanks! We also did Tower Scoop, which is in nice conditions.
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
Chuck 10 May, 2016 AltLd
with Joe Nunn, Dominic Scott
with Joe Nunn, Dominic Scott
BrianShackleton 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd Exit on left via tunnel in cornice - thanks to Andy and Drew!
Exit on left via tunnel in cornice - thanks to Andy and Drew!
abbeywall 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd Led 1 and 3
with K
Led 1 and 3
with K
Robin Clothier 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd Great Belay at cave
Great Belay at cave
davkeo 19 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S Start at 8. Top at 8.30. Did original version which is a bit more sustained than the direct. Awesome ice conditions just now.
Start at 8. Top at 8.30. Did original version which is a bit more sustained than the direct. Awesome ice conditions just now.
davkeo 16 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S P2. Superb conditions. Crux is steep but short. Hole in cornice still there.
with Andrew Dickson
P2. Superb conditions. Crux is steep but short. Hole in cornice still there.
with Andrew Dickson
Stuart Hurworth 15 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1, found first pitch quite steady but entertaining up to cave. Seconded P2 - again steady up to steepening but then had a struggle on the vertical ice. Found myself instantly pumped and unable to make progress, swing or even hold onto axes. Moments before letting go I ended up desperately punching icicle and snow out of the way of a slot in the ice in order to wrap my arm around behind the ice and rest forearms! I stayed like this, hugging the ice for 30 minutes with several attempts to re-swing axe failing to get a good placement and ending in instant re-pump. Must have looked a sight to those on Tower Ridge! Eventually managed to work a system of limply placing axe then hitting it with fist on back of axe head to drive home. Followed this up with a few feet shuffles and more place/rest/hit axe head/rest/pull+shuffle/rest to make progress, then onto easy ground with a big rest and relief!! Seconded P3, amazing tunnel through 6m high cornice. Brilliant route, really enjoyed it - just need to sort out my steep ice technique and fitness!!
Led P1, found first pitch quite steady but entertaining up to cave. Seconded P2 - again steady up to steepening but then had a struggle on the vertical ice. Found myself instantly pumped and unable to make progress, swing or even hold onto axes. Moments before letting go I ended up desperately punching icicle and snow out of the way of a slot in the ice in order to wrap my arm around behind the ice and rest forearms! I stayed like this, hugging the ice for 30 minutes with several attempts to re-swing axe failing to get a good placement and ending in instant re-pump. Must have looked a sight to those on Tower Ridge! Eventually managed to work a system of limply placing axe then hitting it with fist on back of axe head to drive home. Followed this up with a few feet shuffles and more place/rest/hit axe head/rest/pull+shuffle/rest to make progress, then onto easy ground with a big rest and relief!! Seconded P3, amazing tunnel through 6m high cornice. Brilliant route, really enjoyed it - just need to sort out my steep ice technique and fitness!!
stratandrew 15 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S 2nd Route of the day after Tower Scoop. Ice in good condition. Neve & snow OK-ish. P1 Stu, P2 I did icicle variation, excellent and steep. P3 finished with an exciting exit through a pre-dug tunnel through the cornice.
2nd Route of the day after Tower Scoop. Ice in good condition. Neve & snow OK-ish. P1 Stu, P2 I did icicle variation, excellent and steep. P3 finished with an exciting exit through a pre-dug tunnel through the cornice.
Joe Nunn 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd
robpartridge 10 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Euan
with Euan
Andy Hewison 9 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt Tough approach in very soft snow up observatory gully. Water ice quite brittle and placements made difficult as ice was obscured by a layer of soft snow. Drew did a great job traversing across and on to the ramp from my hanging belay). I had to dig a tunnel through the cornice to top out. (Appreciated by the guys who did the route the next day).
with Drew Connelly
Tough approach in very soft snow up observatory gully. Water ice quite brittle and placements made difficult as ice was obscured by a layer of soft snow. Drew did a great job traversing across and on to the ramp from my hanging belay). I had to dig a tunnel through the cornice to top out. (Appreciated by the guys who did the route the next day).
with Drew Connelly
kenneM 8 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Good conditions
with Carl Davies
Good conditions
with Carl Davies
Hidden 2 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2016 AltLd
jamieevans ?Apr, 2016 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 2016 -
Hidden 30 Mar, 2016 -
Hidden 30 Mar, 2016 Lead
mattnuttall 27 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead pitch one, then probably sketched too far left into Kellets route. Andy lead thought provoking 50m pitch, probably Kellets, probably more VI than V. Finish tasty too, steep powder to gain Augean arête and a fairly foreboding cornice. Crawled onto summit plateau, relieved.
Lead pitch one, then probably sketched too far left into Kellets route. Andy lead thought provoking 50m pitch, probably Kellets, probably more VI than V. Finish tasty too, steep powder to gain Augean arête and a fairly foreboding cornice. Crawled onto summit plateau, relieved.
Andrew Wilson 27 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Matt led 1st pitch and I took P2. Went left onto the thin ice. No screws on the thin bit but there was an old peg to clip. Nice steady tap-tap-tap climbing. The icicle looked pretty fat but a bit cruddy. I belayed at the top of the snow basin at the base of the central corner, up which Matt finished to the left of the monster cornice.
with Matt Nuttall
Matt led 1st pitch and I took P2. Went left onto the thin ice. No screws on the thin bit but there was an old peg to clip. Nice steady tap-tap-tap climbing. The icicle looked pretty fat but a bit cruddy. I belayed at the top of the snow basin at the base of the central corner, up which Matt finished to the left of the monster cornice.
with Matt Nuttall
dan-8990 23 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with JC
with JC
Alfie Maun 22 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Joe Fisher
with Joe Fisher
Misha 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Good ice and worth the walk up on a day when there weren't that many options. Led crux P2, taking the steep pillar out left and joining the top of the ramp - the original way. That was pretty steep for a few metres and didn't have any hooks - seems most people have been getting on the ramp as soon as possible. Good hard water ice, though had to do some clearing. Was quite slow - got reminded that I hadn't done any steep ice this season! About WI4, aka proper V 5 (Hadrian's was a lot easier the day before, admittedly I seconded the main ice pitch there). Nic ran up P1 (only 20m on the day) and P3 finishing to the right per the guide book. Route took 2h 25min, topping out at 12.30pm. Back down in NF car park at 3pm.
with Nicolas
Good ice and worth the walk up on a day when there weren't that many options. Led crux P2, taking the steep pillar out left and joining the top of the ramp - the original way. That was pretty steep for a few metres and didn't have any hooks - seems most people have been getting on the ramp as soon as possible. Good hard water ice, though had to do some clearing. Was quite slow - got reminded that I hadn't done any steep ice this season! About WI4, aka proper V 5 (Hadrian's was a lot easier the day before, admittedly I seconded the main ice pitch there). Nic ran up P1 (only 20m on the day) and P3 finishing to the right per the guide book. Route took 2h 25min, topping out at 12.30pm. Back down in NF car park at 3pm.
with Nicolas
Ken Christie 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
GlennWatson 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Ken Christie
with Ken Christie
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Just Will 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt
with murray
with murray
murray 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer 19 Mar, 2016 - via icicle variation. Alpine day, temperature inversion. Easy condition. On summit of the Ben for 0930 home for a beer in the sun by lunchtime.
with Steve Elliot
via icicle variation. Alpine day, temperature inversion. Easy condition. On summit of the Ben for 0930 home for a beer in the sun by lunchtime.
with Steve Elliot
Whorlhill 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Adam Long 17 Mar, 2016 AltLd Via original line. Variable ice, felt a grade harder than last year
with Pat Rainbird
Via original line. Variable ice, felt a grade harder than last year
with Pat Rainbird
Charlie Zephyr Booth 15 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with tim millen
with tim millen
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
pipmccarthy 17 Jan, 2016 2nd Long long approach through deep snow. First pitch beautiful but then too thin near start of second pitch so abbed off.
with adam coles
Long long approach through deep snow. First pitch beautiful but then too thin near start of second pitch so abbed off.
with adam coles
Steven Carter ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 2 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Palindrome 2 May, 2015 2nd O/S Amazing thick solid ice in May!
Amazing thick solid ice in May!
picasso 25 Apr, 2015 AltLd with florian , icicle variation
with florian , icicle variation
gear boy 16 Apr, 2015 AltLd Long slog to a short but excellent route. good conditions, with Rydell
Long slog to a short but excellent route. good conditions, with Rydell
eaf4 12 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2. Respect for jimmy Marshall! Steep
with Brian Shackleton
Led pitch 2. Respect for jimmy Marshall! Steep
with Brian Shackleton
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 Solo
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
alexm198 25 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P2, crux. Steeper than it appears from below!
with Oli_31
Led P2, crux. Steeper than it appears from below!
with Oli_31
Just Will 24 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Rose Pearson
with Rose Pearson
morsy 24 Mar, 2015 AltLd Via icicle var. Good conditions but found this hard!
with peter berwick
Via icicle var. Good conditions but found this hard!
with peter berwick
Pete23 24 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
with Stephen Mors
Adam Long 24 Mar, 2015 AltLd Icicle variation
with Richard Barson
Icicle variation
with Richard Barson
tim newton 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 22 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S Really fun route.
Really fun route.
jamiefoxen 22 Mar, 2015 AltLd
davemccrave666 22 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
Fatherof2 20 Mar, 2015 - In rain! But ice nice and fat. Rather dark start in eclipse! Led pitch 1 steady. Icicle variation brillant.
with Roger
In rain! But ice nice and fat. Rather dark start in eclipse! Led pitch 1 steady. Icicle variation brillant.
with Roger
Col Kingshott 18 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Quality route in good condition.
Quality route in good condition.
Nathan Adam 18 Mar, 2015 2nd Incredible route, went the original way. A little stepped out just now and good hooks, still quite steep from the cave to the belay though!
Incredible route, went the original way. A little stepped out just now and good hooks, still quite steep from the cave to the belay though!
arose 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd Steep but good hooks
Steep but good hooks
joesmith 17 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with arose
with arose
Hidden 16 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
cliffy 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Original route
Original route
Anna_wells 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd
CaelanB 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Led the top section, icicle variation
Led the top section, icicle variation
Julian Prieto 15 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with cliffy
with cliffy
Dafer4 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd good condition very nice climb..unfortunately the last climb of the of our Scotttish journey with another fantastic day on the Ben!with Gianpaolo.
good condition very nice climb..unfortunately the last climb of the of our Scotttish journey with another fantastic day on the Ben!with Gianpaolo.
MSchobitz 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Great route! I led the crux p2. Went out left from the cave, but then went back into the 'direct' after a few meters because the normal route seemed to turn to crud.
Great route! I led the crux p2. Went out left from the cave, but then went back into the 'direct' after a few meters because the normal route seemed to turn to crud.
SeánM 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Rob N
with Rob N
Rob N 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with SeánM
with SeánM
Matt Harmon 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd dog Led P1 and P3, first grade V! we did the icicle variation, but i fell on this section on second.
Led P1 and P3, first grade V! we did the icicle variation, but i fell on this section on second.
AndyL 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
alex toomey 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with AndyL
with AndyL
Harry Holmes 13 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Brian Pollock 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2. Good short route.
with Scott Rankin, Luca
Led pitch 2. Good short route.
with Scott Rankin, Luca
Scott Rankin 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Brian Pollock
with Brian Pollock
Hannah Evans 10 Mar, 2015 - In great condition. Led a pitch each.
with Steve Holmes, Dave ANderson
In great condition. Led a pitch each.
with Steve Holmes, Dave ANderson
dav_713 10 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Steve Holmes, Hannah Evans
with Steve Holmes, Hannah Evans
AmyG 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Lots of spindrift, cold day. Cave was pouring with water so carried on up icicle.
Lots of spindrift, cold day. Cave was pouring with water so carried on up icicle.
JackM92 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P2 with the usual lack of any recognised ice climbing technique. Ice was soft and placements insecure, an exciting route.
Led P2 with the usual lack of any recognised ice climbing technique. Ice was soft and placements insecure, an exciting route.
Robin Clothier 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with AmyG
with AmyG
alastairbegley 8 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Not brilliant conditions, poor ice on the second pitch
with Jason
Not brilliant conditions, poor ice on the second pitch
with Jason
ian hendy ?Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
SeánM 28 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Rob N
with Rob N
Rob N 28 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with SeánM
with SeánM
joe.91 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Great route, exciting traverse! Took a while to get to the base.
with Rob Reglinski, Little AndyH
Great route, exciting traverse! Took a while to get to the base.
with Rob Reglinski, Little AndyH
Little AndyH 21 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
luckyjim 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with D Helm
with D Helm
ashpreston 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd Brilliant day, pitch two felt steep and sustained with a tricky move traversing from the cave
Brilliant day, pitch two felt steep and sustained with a tricky move traversing from the cave
petegunn 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd Superb. A truly awe inspiring achievement by Smith and Marshall. Not stepped out and no cornice.
Superb. A truly awe inspiring achievement by Smith and Marshall. Not stepped out and no cornice.
Steven Andrews 9 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Classic with a pretty steep crux - emerged above a sea of cloud - the only peak showing.
with Ali
Classic with a pretty steep crux - emerged above a sea of cloud - the only peak showing.
with Ali
Hidden 9 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
rob16 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd
with Matt Brook
with Matt Brook
Hardonicus 4 Jan, 2015 2nd dnf Bailed after first pitch as icicle not fully formed. First grade V attempt for both of us.
with Tom Woods
Bailed after first pitch as icicle not fully formed. First grade V attempt for both of us.
with Tom Woods
Hidden 3 Jan, 2015 Lead
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
lanky ??, 2015 AltLd
with Rich
with Rich
Hidden 23 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 23 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
prcleary ??, 2014 -
stuart90 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with ronan kernan
with ronan kernan
RKernan 16 Mar, 2013 AltLd dog Pumped miserably and had to rest on P2. Had an epic trying (and failing) to get through the cornice, ripping a couple of screws falling off trying to get through it. Downclimbed and abbed off once we found the way down. Conditions are good on P1 and P2. Icicle not fully formed. Do not go to the top, no real anchor near the cornice and it's too big to get through. One 60m abseil from the tat on the right near the bottom of the easy ground atop P2 will get you to safety.
with Stuart Abraham
Pumped miserably and had to rest on P2. Had an epic trying (and failing) to get through the cornice, ripping a couple of screws falling off trying to get through it. Downclimbed and abbed off once we found the way down. Conditions are good on P1 and P2. Icicle not fully formed. Do not go to the top, no real anchor near the cornice and it's too big to get through. One 60m abseil from the tat on the right near the bottom of the easy ground atop P2 will get you to safety.
with Stuart Abraham
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Kirill 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd dog Slogged all the way to Gardyloo Buttress in an attempt to reach the freezing level. Ice a bit crumbly, had really hard time keeping my feet on. Clipped the axe for a sneaky rest. Arrived at the belay completely destroyed. Tremendous route!
Slogged all the way to Gardyloo Buttress in an attempt to reach the freezing level. Ice a bit crumbly, had really hard time keeping my feet on. Clipped the axe for a sneaky rest. Arrived at the belay completely destroyed. Tremendous route!
mjsmith1973 27 Mar, 2012 2nd
with Mike Pescod
with Mike Pescod
Andy Hewison 21 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Great Route, hanging belay at the cave, got soaked. Hard vertical ice after the hanging belay was 'interesting'. Did the original route and not the icicle route.
Great Route, hanging belay at the cave, got soaked. Hard vertical ice after the hanging belay was 'interesting'. Did the original route and not the icicle route.
rufus.duits 10 Mar, 2012 Solo Enough ice, but melting fast. The icicle is relatively solid. Should still be OK tomorrow.
Enough ice, but melting fast. The icicle is relatively solid. Should still be OK tomorrow.
Hidden 10 Mar, 2012 2nd
Hidden 9 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Ken Christie 5 Mar, 2012 2nd
with Robin Bennie, Alan Kimber
with Robin Bennie, Alan Kimber
Hidden 4 Mar, 2012 2nd
Graeme Barr 4 Mar, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 4 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 24 Feb, 2012 2nd
with Stu H, Patch
with Stu H, Patch
Liam FLeming 24 Feb, 2012 -
with chris thorn
with chris thorn
Hidden 24 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Tom Campbell 24 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S lead p1 and p3 (fnished via the last pitch of kellets route) Jan lead the icicle variation on P2 quality
lead p1 and p3 (fnished via the last pitch of kellets route) Jan lead the icicle variation on P2 quality
wadh1720 17 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S First and third pitch. Return visit after Tuesday's drama (see below). Retrieved gear left and also found some! Great route, need to return to lead the crux second pitch at some point, which is definitely 'out there' as mentioned.
with jimmyk
First and third pitch. Return visit after Tuesday's drama (see below). Retrieved gear left and also found some! Great route, need to return to lead the crux second pitch at some point, which is definitely 'out there' as mentioned.
with jimmyk
wadh1720 14 Feb, 2012 2nd dnf First pitch fine, James off route on second and took fall. Abbed off tatt and sacrificed some gear. Otherwise great route. Will be back.
with Chris L, jimmyk
First pitch fine, James off route on second and took fall. Abbed off tatt and sacrificed some gear. Otherwise great route. Will be back.
with Chris L, jimmyk
TeeBee 13 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Tim Sparrow 12 Feb, 2012 -
with nniff
with nniff
mark-abz 12 Feb, 2012 2nd
with Tom Vivian, Chris T
with Tom Vivian, Chris T
nniff 12 Feb, 2012 -
Tom Vivian 12 Feb, 2012 2nd very fat although the column by the cave wasn't formed.
with chris thorne
very fat although the column by the cave wasn't formed.
with chris thorne
furbrow 11 Feb, 2012 AltLd Via icicle. Warmish day but good conditions
with Dave A
Via icicle. Warmish day but good conditions
with Dave A
Heike 11 Feb, 2012 - Surprisingly good on a day of 'anticyclonic gloom' as predicted by mwis
with Brian
Surprisingly good on a day of 'anticyclonic gloom' as predicted by mwis
with Brian
simonward 3 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd
olekemi 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd Epic!
with Florian U
Epic!
with Florian U
tsl42 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd dog 1st and third pitches. Fell off traverse on second.
1st and third pitches. Fell off traverse on second.
ChrisDavis 28 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
with tsl42
with tsl42
Hidden 26 Jan, 2012 2nd
mike.moss 26 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Rob Pitt 25 Jan, 2012 -
with Lee Roberts, Jon Ratcliffe
with Lee Roberts, Jon Ratcliffe
guyscott 23 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S Original route wasn't formed so we took the icicle variation - which felt steep, exposed and scary! Great placements on hard ice all the way though.
with Klas
Original route wasn't formed so we took the icicle variation - which felt steep, exposed and scary! Great placements on hard ice all the way though.
with Klas
Edvin m 19 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Jan, 2012 Lead
James Smith 17 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S great route. easy first time placements almost all the way and great sustained second pitch.
with sam
great route. easy first time placements almost all the way and great sustained second pitch.
with sam
MonkeyDawson 15 Jan, 2012 AltLd Not in very good style. Not enough decent screws.
with Simon Smith
Not in very good style. Not enough decent screws.
with Simon Smith
Hidden ?Jan, 2012 2nd
James Gordon ?Jan, 2012 -
luckyjim ??, 2012 -
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
mark88 3 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Alex Vaughan
with Alex Vaughan
vaughany 3 Apr, 2011 2nd
with mark patterson
with mark patterson
Ian Dunbar 3 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Ice a bit soft, but bomber axe placements. Lots of spindrift.
with Phil Hall
Ice a bit soft, but bomber axe placements. Lots of spindrift.
with Phil Hall
Hidden 30 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
niallk 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 2 and 4. Did the original variation. http://vimeo.com/24963568
Lead pitches 2 and 4. Did the original variation. http://vimeo.com/24963568
allyrocke 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S First belay was a bit drippy (more like a cold shower!) but great route!
First belay was a bit drippy (more like a cold shower!) but great route!
tjmillen 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd
with ray cassidy, vicky
with ray cassidy, vicky
mikeyjbs 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Good solid ice, the route was well picked out. Note only the original was in.
with mike moss
Good solid ice, the route was well picked out. Note only the original was in.
with mike moss
mike.moss 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Ice was good for climbing but not so good for screws. Really good route.
with rob1
Ice was good for climbing but not so good for screws. Really good route.
with rob1
rob1 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Chad123 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd rpt Started 4pm! Did both pitches together as the belay was dripping, super plastic ice made it very easy today. Steve did a great variation top pitch up the groove left of the normal route - not in guidebook?
with Kiwi Steve
Started 4pm! Did both pitches together as the belay was dripping, super plastic ice made it very easy today. Steve did a great variation top pitch up the groove left of the normal route - not in guidebook?
with Kiwi Steve
gripped01 ?Mar, 2011 Lead
with Dave Tait
with Dave Tait
Hidden 10 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
buzby78 1 Jan, 2011 2nd Seconded with sling harness as I had forgotten mine, doh...
with McGeek
Seconded with sling harness as I had forgotten mine, doh...
with McGeek
drew8connelly ??, 2011 - A highlight having waited many years to avoid following anyone up it. It was worth the wait Unfortunately Phil's hand were cold due to his longstanding bias agianst Dachsteins.
with phil
A highlight having waited many years to avoid following anyone up it. It was worth the wait Unfortunately Phil's hand were cold due to his longstanding bias agianst Dachsteins.
with phil
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Tenko ??, 2011 -
adie84 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 21 Apr, 2010 AltLd
HansUDes 29 Mar, 2010 2nd dnf excellent conditions on this sunny Monday on the route - but Bradley got injured by falling ice (was ok the next day)
with Spike Sellers, Bradders
excellent conditions on this sunny Monday on the route - but Bradley got injured by falling ice (was ok the next day)
with Spike Sellers, Bradders
Hidden 29 Mar, 2010 2nd dog
Skinny Kin 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S The party in front faffed around on 1st pitch for ages (possibly 2 hours or more!). Should've overtaken them. My climbing partner too nice to do just that. Ended up getting back to hut at almost 10pm whereas we got to the bottom of the route at 10am!
The party in front faffed around on 1st pitch for ages (possibly 2 hours or more!). Should've overtaken them. My climbing partner too nice to do just that. Ended up getting back to hut at almost 10pm whereas we got to the bottom of the route at 10am!
Big Lee 27 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Climbed the original line which was in good nick.
with pete123
Climbed the original line which was in good nick.
with pete123
Ken Applegate 20 Mar, 2010 AltLd Led the second, crux pitch. Gear was far from ideal, but first time axe placements. Icicle was there, but very thin. Great route!
with Alex Wheldon
Led the second, crux pitch. Gear was far from ideal, but first time axe placements. Icicle was there, but very thin. Great route!
with Alex Wheldon
Hidden 14 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 Lead
colinthrelfall ??, 2010 -
Chad123 13 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S Great day out - perfect weather and conditions. A little bit exciting on the crux as a fairly sustained steep pitch and not sure all the screws were very good! Certainly not late season soft grades at the moment though ice for axes is solid. Icicle is almost there too and Kellet's should be formed soon....Great to do an ice route before Christmas!
with Emily
Great day out - perfect weather and conditions. A little bit exciting on the crux as a fairly sustained steep pitch and not sure all the screws were very good! Certainly not late season soft grades at the moment though ice for axes is solid. Icicle is almost there too and Kellet's should be formed soon....Great to do an ice route before Christmas!
with Emily
Ally Baba 12 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S amazing climb, psyced to get back up to the ben soon. Think i did a little, harder varition. Went up too the left of the iceicle variation then joined the hanging slab.
with Mike G
amazing climb, psyced to get back up to the ben soon. Think i did a little, harder varition. Went up too the left of the iceicle variation then joined the hanging slab.
with Mike G
Hidden 19 Mar, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 17 Mar, 2009 Lead
benclimbing 2 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Icicle variation. Classic water ice climbing. Great gear and belays
with Lorenzo Antolovi
Icicle variation. Classic water ice climbing. Great gear and belays
with Lorenzo Antolovi
Becky E 26 Feb, 2009 2nd Icicle Variation. V wet day, but route in good condition. I was wet and cold from the walk in so not in the best of moods to appreciate it.
with Phil Lee & Trevor Wilson
Icicle Variation. V wet day, but route in good condition. I was wet and cold from the walk in so not in the best of moods to appreciate it.
with Phil Lee & Trevor Wilson
Mark Stevenson 25 Feb, 2009 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
mgeek 1 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S Like Norway with a bugger of a walk in!
with Neill Busby
Like Norway with a bugger of a walk in!
with Neill Busby
cragmanuk ??, 2009 -
with Ian Lamb, John Elliott,Fergal Corrigan
with Ian Lamb, John Elliott,Fergal Corrigan
davebrox ??, 2009 2nd With Tim Neil as part of work day
With Tim Neil as part of work day
akhughes 30 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S An early season ascent. Only the original line was there, which was climbing very steep for V,5. Excellent section of 85/90 degrees for 5m, but thin for screws at times.
with Greg B
An early season ascent. Only the original line was there, which was climbing very steep for V,5. Excellent section of 85/90 degrees for 5m, but thin for screws at times.
with Greg B
Greg Boswell 30 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S
dangates ?May, 2008 AltLd Icicle variation
with Kirk Watson
Icicle variation
with Kirk Watson
dangates ?May, 2008 AltLd Icicle variation
with Kirk Watson
Icicle variation
with Kirk Watson
Hidden 18 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 12 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with George Taylor
with George Taylor
Dave Warburton 9 Apr, 2008 2nd dnf Ian took a 'variation' (kellett's) which was about VI. Belay Cave was quite good fun! On the final steep section my placements were poor, so i was in the process of replacing one, when my OK axe pulled. Down i went. From about 50 metres due to a belay faliure. Absolutely fine, if not a bit shaken!! - Ian Broke his hand and was helped by fellow climbers. Cheers to all, Dave & Ian
Ian took a 'variation' (kellett's) which was about VI. Belay Cave was quite good fun! On the final steep section my placements were poor, so i was in the process of replacing one, when my OK axe pulled. Down i went. From about 50 metres due to a belay faliure. Absolutely fine, if not a bit shaken!! - Ian Broke his hand and was helped by fellow climbers. Cheers to all, Dave & Ian
alan wilson 25 Mar, 2008 AltLd great route...icicle variation...cic hut
with n smith
great route...icicle variation...cic hut
with n smith
stevepotter 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with ken
with ken
John Kettle 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
ewen 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S Leading through the icicle is amazing - full on!
Leading through the icicle is amazing - full on!
Adam Booth 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 19 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Mr Powly 19 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 17 Mar, 2008 AltLd
Captain Solo 14 Mar, 2008 AltLd
with GaryK
with GaryK
GaryK 14 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
luckyjim ?Mar, 2008 AltLd
with L callaghan
with L callaghan
tom.e 17 Feb, 2008 AltLd dnf Pete led pitch 1, the icicle was not there on pitch 2, and the original route looked a bit scary so we abbed off.
Pete led pitch 1, the icicle was not there on pitch 2, and the original route looked a bit scary so we abbed off.
smithaldo 16 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
with andreas, aussie rob
with andreas, aussie rob
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Alasdair Fulton 15 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
Hidden 13 Feb, 2008 AltLd
Rob Pitt ??, 2008 -
with Nick Arding
with Nick Arding
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Charlie wp Hill ??, 2008 AltLd
SWalls 4 Apr, 2007 AltLd
with Andy Ruck, Steve Addy
with Andy Ruck, Steve Addy
RobScotland 31 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with jonnyb
with jonnyb
HIGHTOWER 25 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 25 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S Have waited years to do this route after seeing the pictures in cold climbs......fantastic classic.
with Steve Grove
Have waited years to do this route after seeing the pictures in cold climbs......fantastic classic.
with Steve Grove
Spade 22 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with Tom Pearson
with Tom Pearson
Neil Adams 5 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
andyinglis 5 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with neil adams
with neil adams
gregor ?Mar, 2007 -
Mark Stevenson 26 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
JDSwain 19 Feb, 2007 - An amazing climb and in superb condition, a true classic (Included the icicle variation direct)
with Andy Nisbet
An amazing climb and in superb condition, a true classic (Included the icicle variation direct)
with Andy Nisbet
centurion05 17 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with dave g
with dave g
Daigroom 9 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S Led the Crux Pitch. Fantastic Ice!
with Stevie Price
Led the Crux Pitch. Fantastic Ice!
with Stevie Price
decs 7 Feb, 2007 AltLd
with Mike and Gaz
with Mike and Gaz
gaz.marshall 7 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S They got the good pitches. I had the last. Arse.
with Dunc and Mike
They got the good pitches. I had the last. Arse.
with Dunc and Mike
scott gibson 4 Feb, 2007 2nd original steep middle pitch, steep!
with steve lynch
original steep middle pitch, steep!
with steve lynch
NickJH ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with AShipp
with AShipp
BenTiffin ?Feb, 2007 AltLd Wet in the cave - awesome on the icicle variation
with Bob Currie
Wet in the cave - awesome on the icicle variation
with Bob Currie
gripped01 ?Feb, 2007 AltLd
with Ru Capleton
with Ru Capleton
mux ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
centurion05 ??, 2007 -
barney_edin 19 Apr, 2006 2nd
jamestheyip ?Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
with Miguel Ciriza
DaleB ?Feb, 2006 -
with IP
with IP
a_hein ??, 2006 AltLd
with Viv Scott
with Viv Scott
bandersnatch ?Mar, 2005 Lead
Hidden 5 Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 AltLd O/S
peterneden ?Feb, 2005 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
Nick Wallis ??, 2005 AltLd O/S
Gudge ?Apr, 2002 AltLd O/S
with gwh
with gwh
David Horwood ?Mar, 2002 -
Chad123 ?Feb, 2002 AltLd
with Georgie
with Georgie
nickdonohue ?Feb, 2002 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
with Mark McCarthy
Hidden ??, 2002 AltLd O/S
frost ?Mar, 2001 AltLd
with D Garry
with D Garry
Hidden ?Jan, 2001 2nd
NeilGriffiths 15 Apr, 2000 AltLd
with James Hubbard
with James Hubbard
seanyt ?Feb, 2000 AltLd
marxk ??, 2000 -
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 - with Korean Jo and Pete Wilson
with Korean Jo and Pete Wilson
Hidden ??, 2000 AltLd O/S
mike hope 2 Mar, 1999 AltLd O/S Amazing route, day & ice !!!
with Martin S
Amazing route, day & ice !!!
with Martin S
John Pickles ?Jan, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Tim Blakemore
with Tim Blakemore
marxk ??, 1999 -
AB1965 10 Jan, 1998 AltLd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 22 Apr, 1997 -
with Tony Brindle
with Tony Brindle
Jim Walton 30 Mar, 1997 AltLd O/S Icicle as fat as you could ever want.
with Matthew Stammers
Icicle as fat as you could ever want.
with Matthew Stammers
markharro 23 Mar, 1997 AltLd Stoked...big night out, hazy drive, sobering walk-in and awesome climb
with Swot
Stoked...big night out, hazy drive, sobering walk-in and awesome climb
with Swot
Hidden 12 Mar, 1997 Lead
luckyjim 11 Mar, 1997 AltLd
Hidden 11 Mar, 1997 AltLd O/S
marxk ??, 1997 -
Hidden ??, 1997 AltLd
AB1965 10 Jan, 1996 AltLd
AB1965 10 Jan, 1996 AltLd
Si Witcher ?Jan, 1996 Lead
steveb2006 22 Apr, 1995 Lead A much better ascent than all those years ago. Good steep ice. Still hard but solid climbing. John Sumner also on the route. This time take the icicle variation.
with Dennis May
A much better ascent than all those years ago. Good steep ice. Still hard but solid climbing. John Sumner also on the route. This time take the icicle variation.
with Dennis May
Grezza ?Feb, 1995 Lead O/S Original route. Hard frozen water ice conditions with 3-5 strikes per placement.
with Mick RIP, Andy Kemp
Original route. Hard frozen water ice conditions with 3-5 strikes per placement.
with Mick RIP, Andy Kemp
pingora 16 Apr, 1994 2nd O/S
with G Armstrong, Rob L
with G Armstrong, Rob L
Hidden 23 Mar, 1992 AltLd
Hidden 21 Mar, 1992 Solo
pauldrew ??, 1992 AltLd
with Julian Cox
with Julian Cox
phil64 ??, 1990 AltLd Memorable ben route
Memorable ben route
GaryK ?Feb, 1988 Solo Had to climb round a bloke who had just fallen off the top of the first pitch, but apart from that an excellent route.
Had to climb round a bloke who had just fallen off the top of the first pitch, but apart from that an excellent route.
Hidden 18 Feb, 1987 Lead
Neil McA 14 Feb, 1987 AltLd O/S Did Astral Highway earlier in the day. All a bit impromptu, i had no harness or rope so we climbed on Dave's half rope and minimal rack.
with Dave Green
Did Astral Highway earlier in the day. All a bit impromptu, i had no harness or rope so we climbed on Dave's half rope and minimal rack.
with Dave Green
scree ?Feb, 1987 -
with Dave H
with Dave H
charlesmfrench 31 Jan, 1987 AltLd 2,L,2. Again with Julian, 14/4/95. L,2,L.
with Alan Bennett
2,L,2. Again with Julian, 14/4/95. L,2,L.
with Alan Bennett
Hidden 30 Jan, 1987 AltLd
steveb2006 5 Feb, 1986 Lead Original (LH) finish - scary on poor snow
with Mervyn Dudley
Original (LH) finish - scary on poor snow
with Mervyn Dudley
Lone Rider ?Feb, 1985 Solo Again
Again
Lone Rider 2 Jan, 1985 Solo Squeaky ice and in 20 mins.
Squeaky ice and in 20 mins.
Lone Rider 21 Feb, 1981 Lead After crux had to ab back down to rescue someone else who was getting stangled by a snagged tape round his neck after his partner came off below when doing the lefthand variation.
After crux had to ab back down to rescue someone else who was getting stangled by a snagged tape round his neck after his partner came off below when doing the lefthand variation.
Davy Gunn ??, 1980 -
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