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A final winter climbing fling on Ben Nevis?, or is it!

May 07, 2015

A final couple of winter climbing days on Ben Nevis on Mon / tues with Ruth..or is it? This weekend looks pretty good for Sunday as it is now cold till then, currently minus 2.5 at 900m. Sunday may well be the best day to get one last hit in. There is plenty of good ice still on Ben Nevis. Here is what is still looking good to climb at the moment.

Ciste crag gullies / Winter Chimney / Two step corner (this was excellent on Tuesday) / Cascades / White line (you have to sneak around a bit) / Tower Scoop / Smiths / Indicator left and right hand / Point five / Hadrians / Sickle (need to traverse onto it) / Zero.

Also if you could access the basin then Epsilon would be good but it looks a bit thin getting up there at the moment.

I will put up a couple of pictures of two step later.

Looking up to point 5 and Hadrians

Hadrians wall and Point 5 late season ice on Ben Nevis

A close up of Hadrians showing Sickle is do-able.

Hadrians wall, ben nevis ice climbing

On the start of Indicator Right Hand

ice climbing guiding on Indicator wall Ben Nevis

Looking across to Smiths


Ruth enjoying a last fix of quality ice on indicator RH.

Guided ice climbing on Ben Nevis

The top pitch of indicator RH

Great ice at the top of Indicator wall

Starting up the crux pitch of Two Step

Two Step Corner, Ben nevis ice climbing

Approaching the crux steepening of Two Step.

Approaching the crux on Two Step Corner, Ben nevis ice climbing.

Category: Winter