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[Back Tor Gully, 2 kb]30m. The gully that splits the left hand side of the crag. Grade is the same whether snow covered or not, as long as the turf is frozen.

Ticklists: Peak Winter.

Photo: Back Tor Gully © Colin Wells
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This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13

could of done with some axes,lots of powder in the gully.
kwaidy - Solo dnf - 24/Mar/13 with sting

Snowier than it looked from below, about 70% covered, albeit only with a spattering, with turf well frozen.
Iain Thow - Solo - 13/Mar/13

darlolad - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/13

Very soft turf not at all frozen till on the top. Very loose powdery snow. Went up after mam tor gully expecting it to be more frozen as in the shade but no such luck.
kermit_uk - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Steve Woolass

Done a few times before but this time bottled it in the scoop. Had a nervous retreat. Need to climb outside more! Still had beer and cakes that night.
dorsetjohn - 20/Jan/13

prycey - 2nd - 19/Jan/13

innes - Solo - 18/Jan/13 with Tom B

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/13

simonscubadiver - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/13

thebullmaster - 2nd - 11/Feb/12 with Ander

No snow, but superb frozen turf. Worth no less than 2 stars in condition like this, even the Apprentice didn't moan too much about climbing it. I'd not object to doing it again.
Ander - Lead - 11/Feb/12 with World Class 'Articulate' player

Hidden - 08/Feb/12

pete1993 - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Jake Young

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Pete Briggs

pmurdy - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12 with HPC Jake

Mr. K - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Dec/11

Turf well frozen, but less snow than I had hoped for. Didn't use my crampons or one of my axes. Did the right hand finish up the steep corner.
Oceanic - Solo - 24/Dec/10

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 23/Dec/10

Jack Loftus - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/10

No ice, solid turf. Soloed twice, first time exited left of the direct finish, second time exited right of the direct finish up the short corner
bigbadbob12345 - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/10

Second time on the climb in 2 weeks but this time no snow but turf frozen hard
bennevis - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/10 with Jon

Might actually be a nice climb with a bit of snow in! Finished direct, hat fell out of jacket, had to climb back in to get it, grrrr!
Dark Peak Paul - Solo - 19/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/10

did the steep R.H. corner exit to gully with a turf cornice, III exciting;
nickcanute - Solo - 19/Dec/10 with andy lewandowski (seriously! yes i know it was cold!)

philboy - Solo - 08/Dec/10

Better than Mam Tor's main gully as both a summer and winter route. Fun.
Bo Robertson - Solo - 08/Dec/10

Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/10 with Phil Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Dec/10

Spike added on a direct finish at something like IV - excellent!
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 05/Dec/10 with richard h, spike

Hidden - Lead - 05/Dec/10

Fun but starting to thaw & get muddy
bennevis - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Heather

turf was mostly frozen but things were warming up and it started raining just as we finished
gethin_allen - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Jimbo C

Starting to thaw as we climbed with snow falling off onto us. The turf was pretty solid but the odd patch near the top was starting to go mushy. Fun for my first mixed route tho.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Gethin

timofy - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Mo

Dan_S - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/10

A fun jaunt in between snow showers. Turf frozen apart from one small patch and a layer of fresh soft snow over the top.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/10 with Tom Ramsden

Light dusting of snow, turf was pretty solid. First ascent this season?
Ollie B - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10 with S.Bennett

mark20 - 2nd rpt - 28/Nov/10

Not much snow but solid turf. Also climbed a rocky rib on the right of the crag, about grade II
alexrankine30 - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Dad Mark Simon

Second Assent of the Season? after oli
Sam Bennett - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

tiga271 - Lead - 28/Nov/10 with Alex, Steve, mark20

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/10

marcoleptic - Lead - Nov/10 with Ben

Turf mostly frozen, some old hard snow, and lots of fresh powder to make it look wintery. Closer to III in these conditions but only for about 5m. Much nicer than Mam Tor, but short and without the history!
Simon Caldwell - Lead - 21/Feb/10 with Carmen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/10

Headtorch ascent - in good nik
sadams - Solo - 06/Jan/10 with Eric Hildrew

Gustav - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Paul Harvey, Matt G

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/10 with Ben Ranson

mark20 - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/09

tiga271 - 2nd - 24/Dec/09 with mark20

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/09

quick meander up after mam tor gully, two hours car to car
smithaldo - Solo - 22/Dec/09 with mark j, TonyM

Superior to the stuff on Mam Tor, and in the shade reckon it would be properly nice if it ever accumulated some solid snow/ice
Sankey - 2nd - 07/Feb/09 with Andy E

andyebbens - AltLd - Feb/09 with Steve E

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 04/Jan/03 with Tim Stain

nickcanute - Solo - 1995

andy tetsill - Lead - Feb/91 with Joy

Mark Kemball - Solo - 11/Dec/81

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Feb/79 with Martin Crosby

Nigel Bond - Lead - 16/Jan/77 with Tony Cuddy

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard III0 of 17
III0 of 17
easy III1 of 17
hard II/III1 of 17
II/III3 of 17
easy II/III2 of 17
hard II10 of 17
II0 of 17
easy II0 of 17
3 Stars1 of 16
2 Stars2 of 16
1 Star9 of 16
0 Stars4 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed37 of 73 (50.7%)
Lead21 of 73 (28.8%)
Followed9 of 73 (12.3%)
Alt Leads4 of 73 (5.5%)
Unknown2 of 73 (2.7%)

'Climbed'30 of 73 (41.1%)
clean O/S38 of 73 (52.1%)
clean rpt4 of 73 (5.5%)
dnf1 of 73 (1.4%)