Home » The Curtain, Ben Nevis – ice climbing
The Curtain, on Ben Nevis, must surely be amongst the most famous middle-grade ice climbs in the UK. A sheet of ice forms from moisture running down a tall slab on the side of Carn Dearg Buttress. The climb takes its name from this sheet – or curtain. The slab leads up to the ‘cave’ belay, below a little overhang of ice. Then one or two more pitches lead steeply up to join Ledge Route. This can be used as either a continuation to the top or a means of descent.
Included in the book ‘Cold Climbs’ (which every Scottish winter climb owns or wants to own), The Curtain is high on many people’s ‘tick-list’.
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