East Chockstone Gully ( winter )*** I/II
[East Chockstone Gully, 2 kb]180m, 3 pitches. See main page for route description.....The most interesting of the gullies, there are two small rock steps low down with a final crux wall to negotiate, their difficulties varies with snow build up. Having discussed the climb with Snakebite and my climbing Partner Gary , it was decided that during a winter ascent of East chockstone you may feel the need to rope up at the two rock steps which then would be taken as one individual pitch, this would not be necessary during a summer ascent.

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This climb is in 6 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Had a short pitch of almost vertical soft ice at the bottom narrows. Climbed most of it, bridging one foot across the chimney but ice too soft to commit to swinging fully onto the ice to finish, so climbed down. Probably about tech 4 for 8 mtrs currently!
TobyA - Solo dnf - 16/Jan/15

Climb1981 - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/14

I lead first pitch (out of nick) over the two rock steps to cave belay. Andy took second pitch to rock belay on right side of gully before it bottle necks to snowslope. I then ran out a full 60m pitch to an axe belay, bought Andy up then soled to summit
snakebite - AltLd - 06/Feb/09 with Andy Knight

Hidden - 03/Jan/03

Climbed through here in deep winter conditions, the hardest part of the day being the initial climb into the gully itself , the gully is a most miserable and foreboding place in the winter time, climbed in the summer its a much easier proposition.
BigHell - Jan/00 with Gary

andy tetsill - AltLd - Feb/86 with Ian Bennet,

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