450m. "An excellent scramble through magnificent scenery. Start up Number Five Gully, and break out right on the first ledge from the foot of the gully proper. Follow this until it becomes impractical, then take a shallow gully that leads up and slightly left to a higher ledge. Follow the higher ledge to the right passing a large pinnacle block to reach the easy angled crest of the Great Buttress of Carn Dearg by a large cairn. Follow the crest of the buttress to the north-west summit of Carn Dearg." Nisbet, A. et al (2005) Scottish Rock Climbs, Leicester; Scottish Mountaineering Club

J.S. Napier, R.G. Napier & E.W. Green 09/Jun/1895

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mzchambers 13 Aug Lead rpt descent
descent
Hidden 11 Aug -
Hidden 10 Aug -
malone 10 Aug -
Chapstick 8 Aug - In decent
In decent
Hidden 6 Aug Solo
AliHammond 6 Aug Solo
Hidden 15 Jul Solo
Hidden 14 Jul Solo
TheaSmea 14 Jul Solo
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
frecro 14 Jul - In descent
In descent
guisboro andy 14 Jul - used in descent
used in descent
Stopsy 14 Jul Solo in descent
in descent
mzchambers 10 Jul Lead O/S descent
with Harry , Matt G
descent
with Harry , Matt G
Harry Martin 10 Jul AltLd
Hidden 8 Jul Solo
Alastair MacSween 27 Jun Solo In descent after Observatory Ridge.
In descent after Observatory Ridge.
Gavalanche 26 Jun Solo O/S
jgardiner 21 Jun Solo
WhipperSnapper 14 Jun Solo
Hidden 11 Jun Solo
mzchambers 10 Jun Solo Shadowing decent
Shadowing decent
David Sutherland 14 May Solo
with Johnny Jarvie
with Johnny Jarvie
Bristol_Quornstar 9 May Solo O/S Approached via moonlight buttress
with Daniel Heins
Approached via moonlight buttress
with Daniel Heins
danieljames123 9 May Solo Came in from the top of the gully, having been poking about the hollow looking at different walls, so skipped most of the dog legs but kept the last one and the actual scramble/finish.
with Alex
Came in from the top of the gully, having been poking about the hollow looking at different walls, so skipped most of the dog legs but kept the last one and the actual scramble/finish.
with Alex
Ali D 22 Apr Solo rpt With skis
With skis
Tony Ryland 9 Apr Solo Beautiful day Soft snow and avalanche debris made the start a bit hairy but lovely romp on rock to the top Did CMD arete afterwards
with John Calder
Beautiful day Soft snow and avalanche debris made the start a bit hairy but lovely romp on rock to the top Did CMD arete afterwards
with John Calder
Hidden 2 Mar Solo
Leanne Smith 2 Mar 2nd O/S
Michael Hellyer 2 Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Feb Solo
manwithacam 24 Feb - Sketchy slabs just after route leaves no 5 gully. Great scramble.
Sketchy slabs just after route leaves no 5 gully. Great scramble.
Mackinclimb 24 Feb Solo For work
For work
WhipperSnapper 11 Jan Lead With Eilidh
With Eilidh
musgravet ?? Solo
harrypayne ?? -
alastair maclean ?? Solo
JezzaCat 25 Nov, 2018 Solo First sloping ledge was a sheet of ice, as we weren't carrying a rope decided to head further up No 5 and traverse across to the second ledge. A few inches of unconsolidated snow throughout the route.
with Cathy
First sloping ledge was a sheet of ice, as we weren't carrying a rope decided to head further up No 5 and traverse across to the second ledge. A few inches of unconsolidated snow throughout the route.
with Cathy
william henderson 11 Nov, 2018 Solo O/S
maumau 10 Oct, 2018 -
RachelHC 16 Sep, 2018 Solo
Graeme Thom 16 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S First foray onto the North Face for both Rachel and I. Weather conditions, (wind/cloud/rain/hail/snow) meant the Ledge Route was our route of choice, as opposed to the planned Douglas Boulder and Tower Ridge. Onto the summit, and then round the CMD Arete, finishing back at the North Face carpark. Crackin' day in the hills, followed by fish and chips in Fort William, and back to the Clachaig for "after-dinner drinks". Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.........
First foray onto the North Face for both Rachel and I. Weather conditions, (wind/cloud/rain/hail/snow) meant the Ledge Route was our route of choice, as opposed to the planned Douglas Boulder and Tower Ridge. Onto the summit, and then round the CMD Arete, finishing back at the North Face carpark. Crackin' day in the hills, followed by fish and chips in Fort William, and back to the Clachaig for "after-dinner drinks". Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.........
Schanielawright 12 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Matt Glenn
with Matt Glenn
Ruaraidh ?Sep, 2018 Solo
David Cooper 25 Aug, 2018 Solo In descent after Castle Ridge
with Brianne
In descent after Castle Ridge
with Brianne
Ali D 19 Aug, 2018 Solo In descent
with bradders
In descent
with bradders
Schanielawright 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Matthew Glenn
with Matthew Glenn
Samseabass 5 Aug, 2018 - Wet ‘crux section’ very slippy in bendy boots. Found some gear on the left however the best line to climb is on the right. No further rope work needed, great route especially towards the summit!
Wet ‘crux section’ very slippy in bendy boots. Found some gear on the left however the best line to climb is on the right. No further rope work needed, great route especially towards the summit!
Robbie McLaren ?Aug, 2018 Solo missed wet slab on approach
missed wet slab on approach
Hidden 6 Jul, 2018 Solo
Alastair MacSween 27 Jun, 2018 Solo In descent after Observatory Ridge.
In descent after Observatory Ridge.
Hidden 21 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Schanielawright 16 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Nicky Brierley
with Nicky Brierley
Schanielawright 7 Jun, 2018 Solo
with Matt Glenn
with Matt Glenn
yossarian714 31 May, 2018 Solo O/S In descent
In descent
Hidden 28 May, 2018 -
btiller87 28 May, 2018 - Finished up this after topping out of centurion. It felt like we did pretty much all of it. V nice scramble.
with Lucyma
Finished up this after topping out of centurion. It felt like we did pretty much all of it. V nice scramble.
with Lucyma
Hidden 27 May, 2018 Solo rpt
stutoms 25 May, 2018 Solo another fine day out!
with Marry, Aled
another fine day out!
with Marry, Aled
Aled Williams 20 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 19 May, 2018 Solo O/S
Ali D 17 May, 2018 Solo O/S With skis on the way to no.5 gully
With skis on the way to no.5 gully
Alastair MacSween 16 May, 2018 Solo rpt Still a huge amount of snow on the approach up No.5 gully
Still a huge amount of snow on the approach up No.5 gully
levvis.m ?May, 2018 -
with Sam
with Sam
Chogg ?May, 2018 2nd
with Rolin
with Rolin
Rolin ?May, 2018 Lead
with Chogg
with Chogg
tunnah 24 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Scott Quinn 24 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S as decent
with tunnah
as decent
with tunnah
Steve50002003 21 Feb, 2018 -
mikesperrey 7 Jan, 2018 2nd
with Andy Hogarth, Dave Turner, Dave Green
with Andy Hogarth, Dave Turner, Dave Green
Happy Wanderer ??, 2018 -
Cwallace ??, 2018 -
Chuckbhoy ??, 2018 -
farmus21 ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Kate99 ??, 2018 -
barni ??, 2018 -
ADEightyEight 12 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
Eeep 12 Oct, 2017 -
Pete_Stewart 30 Sep, 2017 Solo
Danny Crump 23 Sep, 2017 Lead
with Clients
with Clients
the power 17 Sep, 2017 Solo Up and down
with Billy
Up and down
with Billy
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 -
arose 5 Sep, 2017 Solo
with Clients
with Clients
JFT 2 Sep, 2017 Solo & in decent
& in decent
robahalliday 2 Sep, 2017 Solo rpt Descent from Observatory Ridge. Amazingly found the start from the summit plateau with no time to space and full darkness by the time we reached the CIC hut (and the path to the NF carpark)
with MonkeyK
Descent from Observatory Ridge. Amazingly found the start from the summit plateau with no time to space and full darkness by the time we reached the CIC hut (and the path to the NF carpark)
with MonkeyK
IainMay 1 Sep, 2017 Solo rpt Descent
with Timothy May
Descent
with Timothy May
gman2012 1 Sep, 2017 Solo Descent after Tower Ridge
Descent after Tower Ridge
David Cooper 12 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S As part of loop leading round the CMD Arete. First ledge out of Number 5 gully had a decent slime factor. Upper parts of the route on good rock.
with Brianne
As part of loop leading round the CMD Arete. First ledge out of Number 5 gully had a decent slime factor. Upper parts of the route on good rock.
with Brianne
Alastair MacSween 12 Jul, 2017 Solo In descent
In descent
Garry_C 20 Jun, 2017 Solo rpt
Chapstick 20 Jun, 2017 -
arose 10 Jun, 2017 -
with Clients
with Clients
Nathan Adam 31 May, 2017 Solo rpt In descent.
In descent.
Hidden 29 May, 2017 Solo
Ulgrid 29 May, 2017 Solo A fantastic wet-weather romp instead of our planned route of Centurion. The bottom section was super-soggy!
A fantastic wet-weather romp instead of our planned route of Centurion. The bottom section was super-soggy!
Hidden 26 May, 2017 Solo
Stuart Hurworth 26 May, 2017 Solo O/S Great easy day out. Beautiful weather, very very hot - 30C at sea level! Didn't start till 1am as travelling up and decided to catch best weather window. Went over moonlight gully buttress as lower part of gully had a man stuck in the deep hollow snow!!
with Buttler, Fox, Jamie Hawkhead, Raggy
Great easy day out. Beautiful weather, very very hot - 30C at sea level! Didn't start till 1am as travelling up and decided to catch best weather window. Went over moonlight gully buttress as lower part of gully had a man stuck in the deep hollow snow!!
with Buttler, Fox, Jamie Hawkhead, Raggy
Hidden 17 May, 2017 Solo
James Jackson 6 May, 2017 Solo Ascent with ski kit
Ascent with ski kit
LaurenM22 6 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 6 May, 2017 Solo O/S
RobOwen61 1 May, 2017 - Down CMD
with Liam, Gibbsy
Down CMD
with Liam, Gibbsy
Turk ?May, 2017 -
Webster 2 Apr, 2017 Solo in descent. the first ramp (last going down) is a wet slimey slabby death trap in descent! would not recommend it for the casual scrambler.
in descent. the first ramp (last going down) is a wet slimey slabby death trap in descent! would not recommend it for the casual scrambler.
Hidden 11 Mar, 2017 AltLd
mdjb 21 Feb, 2017 -
Aquinn 30 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2017 AltLd
tagscuderia ??, 2017 Solo O/S
chazzyboy19 ??, 2017 -
malcolm.harris ??, 2017 Solo
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
david_n560 ??, 2017 -
Orla Hilton 6 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S
Steve50002003 17 Oct, 2016 -
Alastair MacSween 10 Oct, 2016 Solo In descent.
In descent.
Lawrie Brand 1 Oct, 2016 Solo rpt
with Sarah, Martin
with Sarah, Martin
mcstanton ?Oct, 2016 Solo
Steve Woollard 30 Sep, 2016 Lead
with HF Group
with HF Group
Steve50002003 20 Sep, 2016 -
Darrell Read 19 Sep, 2016 -
mattx1123 19 Sep, 2016 AltLd bailed from douglas boulder & tower ridge attempt once the rain arrived.
bailed from douglas boulder & tower ridge attempt once the rain arrived.
John1458 11 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
BillyR 7 Sep, 2016 Solo In descent after Tower Ridge
with Max
In descent after Tower Ridge
with Max
Paul Figg 19 Aug, 2016 Solo
with Rachel Antill
with Rachel Antill
George Frisby 10 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
timozheng ?Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
How easy 11 Jul, 2016 2nd Very wet
Very wet
tommylongfellow 9 Jul, 2016 Solo
with Matthew, Henry
with Matthew, Henry
olekemi 9 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S Rain
with LMC, Jules H, Martin F
Rain
with LMC, Jules H, Martin F
Hidden 8 Jul, 2016 Solo
ed woods 6 Jul, 2016 Solo Descent
with Josh
Descent
with Josh
kbow265 4 Jul, 2016 -
a_simecek 12 Jun, 2016 Solo
with Linda Somerville, NorthernClamberer
with Linda Somerville, NorthernClamberer
Hidden 12 Jun, 2016 Solo
Christoofar 31 May, 2016 - Ascent via ledges, descent via CMD arete.
Ascent via ledges, descent via CMD arete.
peachos 28 May, 2016 Solo Prior to CMD arete
Prior to CMD arete
Michael Aylen 27 May, 2016 Sent
Garry_C 12 May, 2016 Solo Through the night with skis on back
Through the night with skis on back
crustypunkuk 3 May, 2016 Solo O/S
Guss1 6 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S
stephen ashworth ?Mar, 2016 Solo
with Ian hendy, Paul cubbins
with Ian hendy, Paul cubbins
JenRoberts 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with Robbie
with Robbie
Hidden ?Feb, 2016 Solo
Hidden ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
Flett ??, 2016 -
routrax 30 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt Descent after Tower Ridge
Descent after Tower Ridge
Hidden 13 Oct, 2015 Solo
arose 10 Oct, 2015 Solo In descent
In descent
HannahFrancis 10 Oct, 2015 Solo In descent, after Tower Ridge
with arose
In descent, after Tower Ridge
with arose
Tommcd 8 Oct, 2015 Solo
Hidden 3 Oct, 2015 Solo
benclimbing 1 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
joe.91 ?Oct, 2015 Solo O/S Descent
with Reidy
Descent
with Reidy
Hidden 28 Sep, 2015 -
joesmith 27 Sep, 2015 - in descent
in descent
Hidden 19 Sep, 2015 -
paulh.0776 19 Sep, 2015 Lead Unfortunately the good forecast didn't materialize so we didn't get any views, we only used a rope once for a little security on the sloping slab at the beginning as it was quite polished and wet, superb route.
with Karin
Unfortunately the good forecast didn't materialize so we didn't get any views, we only used a rope once for a little security on the sloping slab at the beginning as it was quite polished and wet, superb route.
with Karin
Hidden 16 Sep, 2015 -
JEP 12 Sep, 2015 -
with Kirstin
with Kirstin
Steve Perry 8 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S In descent
In descent
Tim Hamlet 31 Aug, 2015 Solo
Hidden 18 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 18 Aug, 2015 Solo
AndyRogers 18 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S Cracking conditions , cracking route!
with Tom
Cracking conditions , cracking route!
with Tom
Hidden 15 Aug, 2015 Solo
Hidden 13 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 7 Aug, 2015 Solo
leerodgers84 17 Jul, 2015 Solo After an accidental ice climb up gully 5 it was pretty easy going except for the horrible weather.
After an accidental ice climb up gully 5 it was pretty easy going except for the horrible weather.
apotts 17 Jul, 2015 Solo
with Lee Rodgers
with Lee Rodgers
Hidden 8 Jul, 2015 -
evanc77 ?Jun, 2015 Solo
Dodgeanderson 4 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S Low visibility, humid, relatively easy scramble with a few exposed moments. Summit of Ben to finish. Descent by CND Arete
Low visibility, humid, relatively easy scramble with a few exposed moments. Summit of Ben to finish. Descent by CND Arete
Hidden 17 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
eliza 21 Feb, 2015 -
squicky 14 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S What a lovely Valentine's treat, walking up into a storm in the dark. Great route though.
with Lizzy
What a lovely Valentine's treat, walking up into a storm in the dark. Great route though.
with Lizzy
MTBAnimal 8 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Tony Lancashire 10 Jan, 2015 Lead
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
Alex Croall ??, 2015 -
centurion05 ??, 2015 -
Dale Finnie ??, 2015 Solo
nickcj ??, 2015 -
Ahebden93 28 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S Great fun route, snow slightly powdery but fine afterwards! Really enjoyable & great weather!
with Ndawson
Great fun route, snow slightly powdery but fine afterwards! Really enjoyable & great weather!
with Ndawson
Ndawson 28 Dec, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 30 Nov, 2014 Solo
SkylarLobdell 11 Oct, 2014 - Lead a bunch of new club members up the route, predictably wet and seeping in places but absolutely magnificent none the less. Fantastic day out!
Lead a bunch of new club members up the route, predictably wet and seeping in places but absolutely magnificent none the less. Fantastic day out!
Pete_Stewart ?Oct, 2014 Solo First trip with STAUMC! Also first time on Ben Nevis, will definitely be back for more!
First trip with STAUMC! Also first time on Ben Nevis, will definitely be back for more!
PoorPaddy ?Oct, 2014 Solo
luckyjim 23 Sep, 2014 AltLd An atmospheric day in the rain !
with E Parton
An atmospheric day in the rain !
with E Parton
jonathandavey 17 Sep, 2014 Solo
Nathan Adam 11 Sep, 2014 Solo good banter with some good folks! follow the trail really..
good banter with some good folks! follow the trail really..
Hidden 10 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
runwildjohn 26 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 24 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 Solo
UncleMephisto 24 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S Descent off Centurion
Descent off Centurion
Samuel Wainwright 24 Jul, 2014 Solo in Descent
in Descent
Nigel Bond 23 Jul, 2014 Solo
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
Hidden 20 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Mackinclimb 19 Jul, 2014 Solo
AndrewC97 ?Jul, 2014 -
westleas ?Jul, 2014 -
sj87 26 Jun, 2014 -
djdavies 26 Jun, 2014 2nd Descended
with Sue Jeffrey
Descended
with Sue Jeffrey
Graham Westbrook 15 Jun, 2014 Solo Down climb
Down climb
simondunf ?Jun, 2014 -
glaramara ?Jun, 2014 Lead
Flinticus 31 May, 2014 Solo May 2014. Warm, dry, still. Just me. Some snow in No. 5 gully. Initial slab wet & greasy.
May 2014. Warm, dry, still. Just me. Some snow in No. 5 gully. Initial slab wet & greasy.
LouisL 30 May, 2014 -
Hidden 30 May, 2014 -
atthedropofahat 10 May, 2014 Solo dnf Initial slab on exit to Number 5 Gully awash with water and black slime, not worth the risk soloing.
Initial slab on exit to Number 5 Gully awash with water and black slime, not worth the risk soloing.
Andy Moles 7 May, 2014 Solo
cpforbes 19 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S
Adamski1986 19 Apr, 2014 Solo rpt
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 Solo
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 Solo
Simon Caldwell 18 Apr, 2014 Solo rpt Had hoped it would be in winter nick, but it wasn't, so we carried rope and gear all day for nothing. Good training.
with YAC, Lemming
Had hoped it would be in winter nick, but it wasn't, so we carried rope and gear all day for nothing. Good training.
with YAC, Lemming
Jamie Brown 18 Apr, 2014 Solo Had hoped for winter conditions but virtually no snow after no. 5 gully. Still a great scramble though.
with YAC
Had hoped for winter conditions but virtually no snow after no. 5 gully. Still a great scramble though.
with YAC
lithos 18 Apr, 2014 - bit of snow to start, then summer conditions
with YAC
bit of snow to start, then summer conditions
with YAC
ash longreach ?Apr, 2014 Solo
with Dennis, John
with Dennis, John
Sam1900 24 Mar, 2014 - https://sammarshall1989.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/clear-blue-skies-in-fort-william-with-a-hint-of-despair/
https://sammarshall1989.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/clear-blue-skies-in-fort-william-with-a-hint-of-despair/
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
stevelismore 24 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Very banked with soft snow. Made bottom section very easy but ridge harder, as very narrow snow slopes instead of flat platform. Milly was a complete novice to winter climbing so had to pitch and lead entire route-lost count after 12 pitches!
with Milly PCC
Very banked with soft snow. Made bottom section very easy but ridge harder, as very narrow snow slopes instead of flat platform. Milly was a complete novice to winter climbing so had to pitch and lead entire route-lost count after 12 pitches!
with Milly PCC
2010_graham 21 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
with Brendan B
with Brendan B
coachmacca 10 Jan, 2014 2nd First grade 2 winter
First grade 2 winter
CMCM ?Jan, 2014 Solo O/S Roped together. Extremely deep snow. White out conditions on summit plateau.
Roped together. Extremely deep snow. White out conditions on summit plateau.
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 Solo
with Leon Winchester, Neil Metcalfe
with Leon Winchester, Neil Metcalfe
Hidden ??, 2014 -
rob1 ??, 2014 -
ablackett ??, 2014 Lead Lots of hard snow in No. 5, ok kicking steps. Went too far along the first ledge, and went up some wet, lose ground for a few short pitches before finding the upper ledge which was more of a path. Finished up 70m of steep hard snow as there was no way round - just ok kicking steps but thought we might have to turn round, in mid June!!!
with Fran
Lots of hard snow in No. 5, ok kicking steps. Went too far along the first ledge, and went up some wet, lose ground for a few short pitches before finding the upper ledge which was more of a path. Finished up 70m of steep hard snow as there was no way round - just ok kicking steps but thought we might have to turn round, in mid June!!!
with Fran
Hidden 23 Nov, 2013 Solo O/S
victorhearnyeates 23 Nov, 2013 Solo
luckyjim 3 Nov, 2013 Solo
gazj1986 26 Oct, 2013 Solo
with GazE83
with GazE83
GazE83 26 Oct, 2013 Solo
markusj 21 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S A soggy trip in the mist
with DundeeDave, Jenny Hare, Janis Russell
A soggy trip in the mist
with DundeeDave, Jenny Hare, Janis Russell
DundeeDave 21 Sep, 2013 Lead
with Janis, markusj, Jennie H
with Janis, markusj, Jennie H
Jennie H 21 Sep, 2013 2nd
with janis Russell, markus milne, DundeeDave
with janis Russell, markus milne, DundeeDave
Dougbart 6 Sep, 2013 - in decent
with Iain
in decent
with Iain
Hidden 6 Sep, 2013 AltLd
Hidden ?Sep, 2013 -
Hidden 28 Aug, 2013 Solo
SteveHi 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
drmossy 10 Aug, 2013 -
Hidden 10 Aug, 2013 -
Martin Davies 31 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S Like a few others below I went too far along the traverse, ended up in a massively exposed position, pretty awesome but didn't fell like a Grade 1 Scramble at that point! Went up a fairly steep corner on looseish rock, popped out on ridge then walk to top. Was exciting!
Like a few others below I went too far along the traverse, ended up in a massively exposed position, pretty awesome but didn't fell like a Grade 1 Scramble at that point! Went up a fairly steep corner on looseish rock, popped out on ridge then walk to top. Was exciting!
oren02 20 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Graeme Barr 13 Jul, 2013 - Decended as one of five classic ridges in a day.
Decended as one of five classic ridges in a day.
Rachael88 1 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with BStar
with BStar
dalgleish33 1 Jul, 2013 Lead
BStar 1 Jul, 2013 Solo Roped at times, practising scrambling rope work
with Jamie B, Rachael88
Roped at times, practising scrambling rope work
with Jamie B, Rachael88
nick everett ?Jul, 2013 Solo Descent after Castle Ridge and before Tower Ridge. Just about the best day ever.
Descent after Castle Ridge and before Tower Ridge. Just about the best day ever.
leachtimj 20 Jun, 2013 AltLd Lot of snow in gully at start, slow progress
Lot of snow in gully at start, slow progress
Smelly Fox 10 Jun, 2013 - In descent
In descent
Robertgiddy 9 Jun, 2013 Solo In descent.
In descent.
Alan.rodger 8 Jun, 2013 Solo
with jonathon harris
with jonathon harris
Gawyllie 8 Jun, 2013 Solo
Hidden 7 Jun, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2013 Solo
ClemmieMitchell ?Jun, 2013 2nd
Cludum Mann 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with awaddie
with awaddie
gripped01 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with Rob Patchett, Rimon Than
with Rob Patchett, Rimon Than
Hidden 20 Jan, 2013 -
froglette 20 Jan, 2013 - jim and john led first icy pitches, then moved together. fantastic route.
with John Proudfoot, jim.barritt
jim and john led first icy pitches, then moved together. fantastic route.
with John Proudfoot, jim.barritt
Hidden 17 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
thomb 14 Jan, 2013 AltLd
with Jess
with Jess
Willythegreat ??, 2013 -
lou_rankine ??, 2013 Solo
wykealpha ??, 2013 -
Darkskys ??, 2013 -
Laura Hamlet ??, 2013 -
mim tiller ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Finn Curry 14 Nov, 2012 Lead Very wet so roped up across the leaning slabs.
with Tom Williams
Very wet so roped up across the leaning slabs.
with Tom Williams
Captain Solo 23 Sep, 2012 Solo rpt Descent.
Descent.
Roberttaylor 9 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S Seems I got a bit lost on this one. Kept following the first big ledge till it became a small ledge, then a break, then a crack for the feet. After quite a lot of traversing (including one difficult little step with a lot of air below me) I found myself looking at an acceptable way up and ended up climbing maybe 50m of loose Vdiff ground that obviously doesn't see many hands. After this it eased off to the easy angled ridge above. Hope I can go back and do the actual route, ideally in winter.
Seems I got a bit lost on this one. Kept following the first big ledge till it became a small ledge, then a break, then a crack for the feet. After quite a lot of traversing (including one difficult little step with a lot of air below me) I found myself looking at an acceptable way up and ended up climbing maybe 50m of loose Vdiff ground that obviously doesn't see many hands. After this it eased off to the easy angled ridge above. Hope I can go back and do the actual route, ideally in winter.
Hidden ?Sep, 2012 Solo
Storm Hunter 26 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
Lawrie Brand 26 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S In descent
with Sarah Laing
In descent
with Sarah Laing
Mike505 21 Aug, 2012 Solo First Scramble in Scotland. clear ascent, cloud on the summit. Amazing Day!!
First Scramble in Scotland. clear ascent, cloud on the summit. Amazing Day!!
Alastair MacSween 11 Aug, 2012 Solo In descent
In descent
Hidden 4 Aug, 2012 Solo
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 -
Tom Vivian 23 Jul, 2012 - Cloud down to 650 m & soaked to the bone!
with pbarlow
Cloud down to 650 m & soaked to the bone!
with pbarlow
Yoshi 20 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2012 Solo rpt
Hyperopic 7 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S Went beyond first ledge by continuing up No 5 Gully as it was wet and greasy, though gully wasn't any easier and loose instead.
with Sarah
Went beyond first ledge by continuing up No 5 Gully as it was wet and greasy, though gully wasn't any easier and loose instead.
with Sarah
Hidden 6 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2012 Solo
SuperMike64 14 Jun, 2012 Solo
freemanTom 3 Jun, 2012 Solo My interpetation of going along a ledge until you can go no further is different to the routes. Quite a sporting step across a gap.
with Andy Night
My interpetation of going along a ledge until you can go no further is different to the routes. Quite a sporting step across a gap.
with Andy Night
cal.mac ?May, 2012 -
Hidden 2 Apr, 2012 Solo
Hidden 13 Mar, 2012 -
thomb 28 Feb, 2012 -
jasoncash 15 Feb, 2012 Solo Moved together
Moved together
Hidden 12 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
chris smith 3 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
johnrich 2 Feb, 2012 -
Flett ?Feb, 2012 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 Solo
JasRY 28 Jan, 2012 Solo
dakidunn 28 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
saffy 8 Jan, 2012 2nd
Wesley Orvis ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
cpforbes ??, 2012 Solo O/S
A Reid ??, 2012 -
JamesRoddie ??, 2012 Solo
robbiek ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
chapmand ??, 2012 -
jhs3jtmh ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
drew8connelly ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 6 Nov, 2011 -
BobbyMotherwell ?Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
Foxache 27 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
dwc ?Aug, 2011 - did less of a ledge route and more of a nasty slimey gully route
did less of a ledge route and more of a nasty slimey gully route
Alastair MacSween 26 Jul, 2011 Solo In descent
In descent
Hidden 24 Jul, 2011 Solo
Redjesta 9 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
with Peter Entwistle, Barbara Duncan
with Peter Entwistle, Barbara Duncan
Sutty22 17 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S Climbed this in poor conditions but still found it enjoyable. The climbing improves with height.
Climbed this in poor conditions but still found it enjoyable. The climbing improves with height.
tomshanti 17 Jun, 2011 Solo rpt first summer ascent.wet and windy,up and down.
first summer ascent.wet and windy,up and down.
Gazlynn 12 Jun, 2011 -
Elsier 11 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S In descent
with Katy V, amy
In descent
with Katy V, amy
Alastair MacSween 4 Jun, 2011 Solo In descent
with Graham Drinkwater
In descent
with Graham Drinkwater
Hidden 16 May, 2011 Solo
ameliaunderwood 6 May, 2011 -
with steve
with steve
Hidden 30 Apr, 2011 Solo
Hidden 23 Apr, 2011 Solo
Pete Barker 10 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
with Frenchman, Lizzie
with Frenchman, Lizzie
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 -
Wesley Orvis 2 Apr, 2011 Solo
tim91 22 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 19 Mar, 2011 2nd
SeánM 18 Mar, 2011 -
liamo333 17 Mar, 2011 Solo In descent
with colenn
In descent
with colenn
Hidden 16 Mar, 2011 AltLd rpt
Hidden 1 Mar, 2011 -
BaddaBing 28 Feb, 2011 - Amazing conditions!
Amazing conditions!
Tony the Blade 28 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Moved together with alternate leads - Alpine stylee. A stunning February day with near perfect conditions.
with Flat Eric
Moved together with alternate leads - Alpine stylee. A stunning February day with near perfect conditions.
with Flat Eric
Joolz 22 Feb, 2011 - fun.
with Matt Upwood
fun.
with Matt Upwood
pclark 22 Feb, 2011 -
with jimhall
with jimhall
Ben Sharp 21 Feb, 2011 Solo
k2blow 10 Feb, 2011 2nd good sight seeing route, excellent condition lovely exposed route, loose snow but firm under foot ice, three of us together climbed, which made it slower specially with my tight boots killing me, newcomer to winter climbing pete henley made it look easy which it was but two grade 2's in as many days is credit deserved, again a day like thursday on the ben was magic , well exposed route this one, a nice introduction to winter mountaineering, would recommend this route to any newishcomer, good confeidence booster needed after a long absence, my thanks to mr howes,
with john howes
good sight seeing route, excellent condition lovely exposed route, loose snow but firm under foot ice, three of us together climbed, which made it slower specially with my tight boots killing me, newcomer to winter climbing pete henley made it look easy which it was but two grade 2's in as many days is credit deserved, again a day like thursday on the ben was magic , well exposed route this one, a nice introduction to winter mountaineering, would recommend this route to any newishcomer, good confeidence booster needed after a long absence, my thanks to mr howes,
with john howes
nath_casper 10 Feb, 2011 - with ash, mikey, magnus and pog (moving together)
with ash
with ash, mikey, magnus and pog (moving together)
with ash
MarkDavies36 ?Feb, 2011 Lead O/S Two beginners Easy II as top of curtain traverse was well snowed up
Two beginners Easy II as top of curtain traverse was well snowed up
Ross Young 29 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
with h8ema
with h8ema
Hidden ?Jan, 2011 Solo
mr rob ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Jordan
with Jordan
jon59 ??, 2011 -
oliverk ??, 2011 -
Tobias at Home ??, 2011 -
Ben C ??, 2011 -
halfaseesaw ??, 2011 -
mschmude ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 Solo
isi_o ??, 2011 -
The Wriggler ??, 2011 -
Sean Kelly ??, 2011 -
JWTM ??, 2011 2nd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
1918hasti 30 Dec, 2010 Lead
with Doc
with Doc
Jimbo C 29 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S Swam up the lower part due to the massive thaw that was going on.
Swam up the lower part due to the massive thaw that was going on.
gethin_allen 29 Dec, 2010 Solo trudged through cruddy slush to the ridge and then had a nice walk with the occasional good view.
with Jimbo C
trudged through cruddy slush to the ridge and then had a nice walk with the occasional good view.
with Jimbo C
lukehunt 23 Dec, 2010 Solo
with Tom Ripley
with Tom Ripley
gripped01 16 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with mikehenesy, Dave Tait
with mikehenesy, Dave Tait
mikehenesy 16 Dec, 2010 AltLd
JonnoP 21 Nov, 2010 AltLd
with Pompey
with Pompey
Adamski1986 ?Nov, 2010 2nd
with Jess Abbott
with Jess Abbott
emiln 14 Oct, 2010 -
with James, Justina K.
with James, Justina K.
Mayaculpa 9 Oct, 2010 -
with JohnnyW
with JohnnyW
Pompey ?Oct, 2010 Solo
Hidden 26 Sep, 2010 -
Mike Peacock 12 Sep, 2010 Solo
Stuzz 1 Sep, 2010 Solo rpt Down climbed after castle ridge.
Down climbed after castle ridge.
GraemeDiack 7 Aug, 2010 Solo
KeithAlexander 7 Aug, 2010 Solo descent.
with Martin Dempster, GraemeDiack
descent.
with Martin Dempster, GraemeDiack
Stephen Halliday 19 Jun, 2010 -
Badgers 19 Jun, 2010 -
with Finn Curry, Stephen Halliday
with Finn Curry, Stephen Halliday
Finn Curry 19 Jun, 2010 -
amy 12 Jun, 2010 - In descent
with Dave Farnell
In descent
with Dave Farnell
carl_123 14 May, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 AltLd
alan barnes 16 Mar, 2010 Solo
with cam fowler, luke
with cam fowler, luke
AndyNicol ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Alasdair McLean
with Alasdair McLean
climberuk 20 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S Moved together for the whole thing. Perfect sunny winters day on the Ben.
with Griff
Moved together for the whole thing. Perfect sunny winters day on the Ben.
with Griff
mr.benton 15 Feb, 2010 - Winter conditions
Winter conditions
jolyon.cohen 14 Feb, 2010 2nd
davidwright 14 Feb, 2010 Lead
lindsam 13 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Jos Style
with Jos Style
pudding 13 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
pudding ?Feb, 2010 Solo
with a13x, alex winter
with a13x, alex winter
willoates ?Feb, 2010 -
with Steeve, lawrence
with Steeve, lawrence
a13x ?Feb, 2010 -
with pudding
with pudding
Tobes ?Feb, 2010 AltLd Lead? - moved together really
Lead? - moved together really
benkelsey 29 Jan, 2010 Solo O/S no need to rope up. from car to car in 7 hours
with remus
no need to rope up. from car to car in 7 hours
with remus
gb83 28 Jan, 2010 Solo great climb although not really grade 2 as ice ramp was pretty snowy. used as descent route too. stunning views from the ridge.
with masa
great climb although not really grade 2 as ice ramp was pretty snowy. used as descent route too. stunning views from the ridge.
with masa
mattrm 3 Jan, 2010 Lead Guided by Alan Kimber, so not a true lead. Well with in my capabilities tho, can't wait to go back for another try. Very enjoyable route. Great exposure on the top of the ridge and wonderful views.
Guided by Alan Kimber, so not a true lead. Well with in my capabilities tho, can't wait to go back for another try. Very enjoyable route. Great exposure on the top of the ridge and wonderful views.
oliverk 3 Jan, 2010 Solo
with Joe
with Joe
ndraper1 ?Jan, 2010 AltLd Perfect conditions
Perfect conditions
MarkDavies36 ??, 2010 Solo O/S
with Guy Keating, Steve Randles
with Guy Keating, Steve Randles
hikerman ??, 2010 -
pratty25 ??, 2010 -
pratty25 ??, 2010 -
kevinknights 29 Dec, 2009 Lead rpt Much harder than a few years ago - powder snow on ice high up but not banked out; many small steep neve sections. Gully after the curtain crossing contains some iffy ice. Took ~ 6 hr for route, definate grade II. Led all, many pitches, few bits of moving together, very cold.
with Beth, Ryan
Much harder than a few years ago - powder snow on ice high up but not banked out; many small steep neve sections. Gully after the curtain crossing contains some iffy ice. Took ~ 6 hr for route, definate grade II. Led all, many pitches, few bits of moving together, very cold.
with Beth, Ryan
Hidden 21 Dec, 2009 Solo O/S
frankcp87 21 Dec, 2009 AltLd dnf Did the first few pitches, be moving as a 3 and pitching everything meant progress was slow, so we bailed.
Did the first few pitches, be moving as a 3 and pitching everything meant progress was slow, so we bailed.
Ollie B 21 Dec, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 Dec, 2009 Solo
Martin McPhillie 17 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Ewan Russell
with Ewan Russell
Hidden 4 Dec, 2009 Lead
Hidden 4 Dec, 2009 -
Johann ?Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Lewis
with Sarah Lewis
Hidden 23 Oct, 2009 -
Hidden 23 Oct, 2009 Solo
Liam Martin 17 Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 -
Hidden 21 Jun, 2009 Solo
gazzashep 15 Jun, 2009 - This was my first real climb. I was guided by Guy Stevens(Top Man), it was a fantastic day, and hopefully the first of many. Awesome
with Guy Steven
This was my first real climb. I was guided by Guy Stevens(Top Man), it was a fantastic day, and hopefully the first of many. Awesome
with Guy Steven
absolutebeginner 13 May, 2009 Solo
with halfaseesaw
with halfaseesaw
Hidden ?May, 2009 Lead
rockstott ?May, 2009 AltLd
mikehenesy 19 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Like a summers day in the Alps. Sunny warm and soft snow.
with Chris Lodge
Like a summers day in the Alps. Sunny warm and soft snow.
with Chris Lodge
Palomino1hills 5 Mar, 2009 Lead
with Andy
with Andy
tomtom89 ?Feb, 2009 Solo
ernieb182 ?Jan, 2009 Lead O/S
with Guy Smith
with Guy Smith
cragmanuk ??, 2009 -
with Andy Kipling
with Andy Kipling
cpforbes ??, 2009 -
rnotman67 ??, 2009 Solo
Alastair MacSween 6 Dec, 2008 Solo
Ken Applegate ?Sep, 2008 Solo
with Rory Stewart, Matt Lander, Scott Kirkhope
with Rory Stewart, Matt Lander, Scott Kirkhope
TomPollock 30 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
Only a hill 16 Jun, 2008 Solo A good day on the Ben. Shorter and easier than I had expected, but a quality scramble.
A good day on the Ben. Shorter and easier than I had expected, but a quality scramble.
default_slipper 16 Jun, 2008 Solo
Hidden 14 Jun, 2008 Solo β
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 Solo
joeydurkin 31 May, 2008 -
feeder_12 26 May, 2008 Solo O/S
with belly
with belly
Hidden 18 May, 2008 Solo
thwapy 16 May, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 1 Mar, 2008 -
eagleopus 10 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S Moved together
with Gareth
Moved together
with Gareth
al99 ?Feb, 2008 Lead
martinazando ?Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
with al99
with al99
Hidden 20 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 -
monkeyboyraw ??, 2008 Solo
Mark Collins ??, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Dec, 2007 Solo
Captain Solo 19 Aug, 2007 Solo
with Karen
with Karen
AnTeallach 17 Jul, 2007 -
with Steve Hammond, Scott Muir, Various, Steven Addison
with Steve Hammond, Scott Muir, Various, Steven Addison
andymoin 9 Jun, 2007 Solo O/S descent
descent
Captain Solo 5 Jun, 2007 Solo Descent
Descent
star8ug 31 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S Moved together placed runners round the ledge section which had little ice for the crampons to bite. The ledge is easy to miss. Fantastic day clear skies and sunshine. Very Alpine
with Brother
Moved together placed runners round the ledge section which had little ice for the crampons to bite. The ledge is easy to miss. Fantastic day clear skies and sunshine. Very Alpine
with Brother
Hidden 25 Mar, 2007 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Mar, 2007 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 Jan, 2007 AltLd
fellgazelle ??, 2007 Solo In descent
with Chris Dale
In descent
with Chris Dale
Si ??, 2007 -
mav 15 Jul, 2006 - in descent
with James Beckett
in descent
with James Beckett
stephenmckenzie ?Jul, 2006 Solo O/S
with Roy the Border Collie, Ronald Cameron
with Roy the Border Collie, Ronald Cameron
default_slipper ?Jun, 2006 Solo O/S
Alastair MacSween 13 May, 2006 Solo In descent
with Andy Ingram, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
In descent
with Andy Ingram, Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner
SteveM 8 Feb, 2006 AltLd
b.hayley ?Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
yashvi 14 Jan, 2006 2nd
with Jo Wimalasena
with Jo Wimalasena
AG ??, 2006 -
malky_c ?Sep, 2005 -
tlanky2001 2 Jul, 2005 Solo O/S
with Calum Wilkinson
with Calum Wilkinson
industrialiceman 28 Feb, 2005 -
Hidden 1 Feb, 2005 Solo
rambler_gary ??, 2005 -
UKscrambler ??, 2005 Solo
mike.moss ??, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Tom Stedall
with Tom Stedall
chrishedgehog 16 Aug, 2003 Solo O/S Continued up after doing Centurion. Pretty sensational way of going up The Ben for the first time.
with Dan Bailey
Continued up after doing Centurion. Pretty sensational way of going up The Ben for the first time.
with Dan Bailey
bms 19 Apr, 2003 Solo Mainly on rock.
Mainly on rock.
Alastair MacSween 6 Jul, 2002 Solo
crowberry gully ?May, 2002 -
Mark Salter 2 Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S moving together
with Chris Shorrock
moving together
with Chris Shorrock
MarkDavies36 ??, 2002 Solo O/S
with Guy Keating, Steve Randles
with Guy Keating, Steve Randles
Stuart S 4 Aug, 2001 Solo
mikelaing ?Jan, 2001 2nd
with Storm, Pete Harrison
with Storm, Pete Harrison
seanyt ?Nov, 2000 Lead
luckyjim ?Aug, 2000 Solo
alan moore ??, 2000 -
akhughes ??, 2000 -
steveP ??, 1999 Solo O/S
with Ed Coote
with Ed Coote
Iain Thow 22 Sep, 1997 Solo Descent. Did upwards Aug 2012
Descent. Did upwards Aug 2012
GuyM ??, 1997 -
kagreen 20 May, 1996 Solo
cem ?Feb, 1996 AltLd O/S As part of course.
with Mark from Oxford
As part of course.
with Mark from Oxford
johnkeith ??, 1996 -
phil64 ??, 1995 -
Iain Brown 13 Jun, 1993 Solo
Stuart S ?Sep, 1991 Solo
with Hal Taylor
with Hal Taylor
Hidden ??, 1991 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??, 1990 -
GuyC 1 Jun, 1988 Solo O/S Tricky start up snow filled No5 gully and over bergschrund onto rock. Magnificent positions and exposure. Standing glissade down top part of the Red Burn made this a fantastic first outing on the Ben.
Tricky start up snow filled No5 gully and over bergschrund onto rock. Magnificent positions and exposure. Standing glissade down top part of the Red Burn made this a fantastic first outing on the Ben.
Hidden ??, 1984 Solo
uphillnow ?Aug, 1976 Lead
with students
with students
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