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Comprehensive list of the grade V routes on Ben Nevis.

The Vent  © Nadir khan
The Vent
© Nadir khan, Mar 2018

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Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades - Winter

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Do I have to go up there?

Shot in the Foot
Do I have to go up there?
© arose

Alone on The Ben - Zero Gully Soloer

Zero Gully
Alone on The Ben - Zero Gully Soloer
© Paluchi

Approaching the steep section of Hadrians Wall direct

Hadrian's Wall Direct
Approaching the steep section of Hadrians Wall direct
© Al Todd

The Orion Face

Orion Face Direct
The Orion Face
© Dan Arkle

Tim on the Echo Traverse Icefall Start

Echo Traverse (Direct Icefall Star / Wet Spring Start)
Tim on the Echo Traverse Icefall Start
© Hamish Frost

One last route

Shot in the Foot
One last route
© arose

Did somebody order spindrift?

Vanishing Gully
Did somebody order spindrift?
© LucaC

Powering up Mega Route X

Mega Route X
Powering up Mega Route X
© Al Todd

On the hanging first belay of Hadrian's wall direct. 

Other team on Sickle

Hadrian's Wall Direct
On the hanging first belay of Hadrian's wall direct. Other team on Sickle
© Willismorris

First light under the Ben

Minus Two Gully
First light under the Ben
© Tommy Harris

Orion, crux pitch

Orion Face Direct
Orion, crux pitch
© allyrocke

Huw Scott Cruising

Shot in the Foot
Huw Scott Cruising
© Ryan Balharry


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Isandhlwana V 5 ** 6 ? Ben Nevis
The Lime Green Gaiter V 6 * 2 ? Ben Nevis
Newbigging's 80 Minute Route Right Hand Variation V 6 - ? Ben Nevis
Right-Hand Wall Route Direct Finish V 4 3 ? Ben Nevis
Minus Two Buttress V 5 * 2 ? Ben Nevis
Minus Two Gully V 5 *** 205 ? Ben Nevis
Minus One Gully Direct Finish V 5 ** 3 ? Ben Nevis
Smith-Holt Route V 5 * 15 ? Ben Nevis
Orion Face Direct V 5 *** 414 ? Ben Nevis
Zero Gully V 4 *** 307 300m Ben Nevis
Observatory Ridge V 4 *** 224 420m Ben Nevis
Vade Mecum V 5 ** 22 ? Ben Nevis
Hadrian's Wall Direct V 5 *** 443 300m Ben Nevis
Sickle V 5 *** 94 ? Ben Nevis
Left Edge Route V 5 *** 15 ? Ben Nevis
Rubicon Wall V 5 *** 34 ? Ben Nevis
Observatory Buttress V 4 ** 155 ? Ben Nevis
Observatory Buttress Direct Finish V 5 ** 17 180m Ben Nevis
North-West Face V 5 * 3 100m • 2 Ben Nevis
Indicator Right-Hand V 5 ** 126 ? Ben Nevis
Indicator Wall V 4 *** 270 ? Ben Nevis
Shot in the Dark V 5 * 10 ? Ben Nevis
Caledonia V ** 21 ? • 3 Ben Nevis
Shot in the Foot V 4 12 ? Ben Nevis
Smith's Route V 5 *** 466 ? Ben Nevis
Optimist's Arête V 6 * 5 150m • 4 Ben Nevis
Augean Alley Finish V *** 3 50m Ben Nevis
Icicle Variation V 5 *** 24 40m Ben Nevis
Echo Traverse (Direct Icefall Star / Wet Spring Start) V 6 * 14 50m Ben Nevis
Wonderwoman V 6 * 1 ? Ben Nevis
Down to the Wire V 6 5 220m Ben Nevis
North-West Face Route V 5 18 215m • 6 Ben Nevis
Turf War V 6 ** 24 ? Ben Nevis
Left Hand Chimney V 6 * 3 230m • 6 Ben Nevis
Jacknife V 6 * 92 90m • 3 Ben Nevis
Vanishing Gully V 5 *** 403 200m Ben Nevis
The Chute V 4 * 3 220m Ben Nevis
Dry Birds V 6 * 1 100m • 2 Ben Nevis
Inception V 7 6 ? • 4 Ben Nevis
Pinnacle Buttress Direct V 5 ** 14 220m Ben Nevis
Comb Gully Buttress Icefalls - Left V 6 10 ? • 2 Ben Nevis
Comb Gully Buttress - Icicle Finish V 5 * 13 40m Ben Nevis
Roaring Forties V 5 * 18 ? Ben Nevis
Pigott's Route V 6 * 6 ? Ben Nevis
Mercury V 5 ** 12 ? Ben Nevis
Long Lost Chimney V 5 * - 70m • 2 Ben Nevis
Venus V 5 * - ? Ben Nevis
Diana V 5 ** 32 ? Ben Nevis
Vulture V 5 ** 2 ? Ben Nevis
Quickstep V 5 * 32 ? Ben Nevis
Two-Step Corner V 5 *** 207 ? Ben Nevis
La Nina (El Nino Direct Start) V 6 3 80m • 2 Ben Nevis
The Banshee V 5 * 4 120m • 4 Ben Nevis
Lost The Place V 6 ** 83 ? Ben Nevis
Une Journee Ordinaire V 6 ** 9 ? Ben Nevis
Blockhead V 6 4 70m • 2 Ben Nevis
Jive Turkey V 6 * 2 90m • 2 Ben Nevis
The Groove Climb V 6 * 14 70m • 3 Ben Nevis
Morton's Neuroma V 5 * 4 ? Ben Nevis
Titan Cracks V 6 7 100m • 3 Ben Nevis
Mega Route X VI 6 *** 49 ? Ben Nevis
Carn Dearg Cascade / CIC Icefall V 5 *** 62 45m Ben Nevis
Macphee's Route V 6 * 2 165m Ben Nevis
Boomer's Requiem V 5 ** 123 ? Ben Nevis
Compression Crack V 5 ** 71 ? Ben Nevis
Plum Duff V 5 ** 2 60m • 2 Ben Nevis
Casino Royale V 5 - 190m Ben Nevis
Surgeon's Gully V 5 ** - ? Ben Nevis
Shangri-La V 5 ** 1 80m • 2 Ben Nevis
Into the Wild V 5 - 340m • 7 Ben Nevis
Mavericks V 5 - 210m • 5 Ben Nevis
Piccadilly Circus V 6 2 110m • 4 Ben Nevis
Lost the Plot V 6 2 115m • 3 Ben Nevis
Sirius V 6 - ? • 4 Ben Nevis
Goodytwoshoes V 6 * 3 ? • 3 Ben Nevis
Techno Wall V 6 2 ? Ben Nevis
The Borg Collective V 6 3 150m Ben Nevis
The Upper Cascade V 6 * 2 100m Ben Nevis
Red Aurora V 6 * 1 100m Ben Nevis
Naive Euphoria V 6 * - ? Ben Nevis
Day of the Doctor V 7 ** - ? • 4 Ben Nevis
Route Major V 4 *** 30 ? Ben Nevis
Grooverider V 6 1 30m Ben Nevis
Raeburn's Arete V 6 ** 7 ? Ben Nevis
Hot Barszcz V 6 1 90m • 2 Ben Nevis
120 stars 4,311 5,510m 145
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