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Catstye Cam Gully* I/II

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[Distant view of the NE Gully on Catstyecam, line on centre of hill going up and left, 1 kb]North East gully approached from Greenside Mine Car Park. Either climb the central snow slope to the summit or deviate right onto the ridge at many possible opportunities. Exploring onto the rocky section can make for an exciting change from the snow slope

Photo: Distant view of the NE Gully on Catstyecam, line on centre of hill going up and left © Crofty
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo - 15/Mar/14

deugar - Solo - 13/Mar/14

petegunn - Solo - 14/Apr/13

bullybones - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13

Semiconsolidated powder, some windslab and debris.
mpparsons - Solo - 01/Apr/13

wendys - 31/Mar/13 with DannyDJB

ramraider - 31/Mar/13

tom_holdsworth - Solo - 30/Mar/13

Moved together all the way. Squeeky snow, sugary snow, windslab: it was all there. A great way to get onto Swirral and Striding Edges. Beautiful weather and good to be out with boarders and skiiers too.
JudithE - 30/Mar/13 with Martin Ellis

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13

wendys - 30/Mar/13

Done as part of the horseshoe. Full cover and good conditions in top third.
Dark Peak Paul - Solo - 27/Mar/13

beds74 - Solo - 24/Mar/13 with Tony Holliday

McDuck - Solo - 13/Mar/13 with frodo

petegunn - Solo - 12/Mar/13 with Will

dakidunn - Solo - 04/Mar/13

Simnel - Solo - 04/Mar/13 with Mark

Gav Parker - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Roped up as three. Easy, generally well consolidated.
Andy27 - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Simon Gee

Dave Wearing - 02/Mar/13 with Gavin Parker

Very easy today, with steps and good snow all the way
paulh.0776 - Solo - 02/Mar/13 with peter

With Ash Green to spice up the plod in to Red Tarn for V-Corner.
MartF - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ash

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13

asmith37 - Solo - 23/Feb/13 with Liz, Bex Leigh

Hidden - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/13

JamesGibson - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/13 with Matt Handley

Solid neve from top to bottom!
Kaiser999 - Solo - 03/Feb/13

Powder snow so climbed the buttress/ridge on the right which was surprisingly good.
petegunn - Solo - 16/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 13/Dec/12

jules1990 - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/12 with Nat Norris, Daniel Homer, Shaun Macdonald

Nat norris - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/12

Nat norris - Solo - 10/Dec/12 with joss halford

A bit slushy. Were going to go on to Swirral Edge but wind blowing us over so went for hot chocolate instead.
Sue Underwood - 2nd - 09/Dec/12 with Matt Hart, Richard Walker, Claire Sephton

Hidden - Lead - 09/Dec/12

Descent.
gaz_jones - Solo - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/12

Martin Rowe - Lead O/S - Feb/12

Martin Rowe - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/12 with Paul Carroll

P Carroll - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/12 with Martin Rowe

stouffer - Solo - 10/Dec/11

Dan_Murph - Nov/11 with John Pierre

Very deep snow but managed fine.
Bobhart85 - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/10 with Phil

pretty good route
philipschultz - Solo - 28/Dec/10 with Bob

Hidden - 27/Dec/10

Gordo and Marcus
Roch - AltLd - 03/Mar/10 with MRT

Crumbling slabby conditions after the snow during Saturday night. Felt unsafe and best left for another day. Opted for the mixed ground on the right instead.
Jonny M - Solo dnf - 21/Feb/10 with Deborah Cole

Hidden - Solo dnf - 21/Feb/10

ajd - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Mark D

Mark D - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Andrew Duggan

rockrat - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/10 with Miles Saunders

melvin - AltLd - 15/Feb/10 with Iain Robinson

Great route. Snow starts almost at the base of the mountain, and continues all of the way to the top, something like 300m later!!! Route visible on the approach as soon as you leave the mine. Easy angled gully, wide enough to accommodate several parties. Lots of variation, especially on the right. Soloed up most of the way, but started to pitch as snow was softening up and the exposure growing. Took second side gully on the right, then kept left as gully divided again, then zig zagged right of centre to top out on the summit itself. Makes a great approach to Swirral if you have the time.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Harriet

pmurdy - Lead - 14/Feb/10

chili-d - 2nd O/S - Feb/10 with Poz

Beautiful weather and a nice climb on snow in perfect condition. However the day was marred by seeing someone fall almost the entire length of the gully. He escaped with a compound fracture to his leg.
mmalbon - Solo - 31/Jan/10 with Mick

Very enjoyable route after a Sunday roast. Moved onto the ridge in great conditions. 2hr30 up and down.
Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Rob J

stimpey - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Pete, Davina

Right hand finish. Still grade I
Conan - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10

petegunn - Solo - 31/Jan/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/10

Lee Sheard - Solo - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/10

paulh.0776 - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/10 with peter

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with MRT

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

steady away solo with nats - romping away. saw roger g ski down to red tarn - awesome. finished along swirral edge and down striding then back to the vanos
Timo Austino - Solo - 08/Feb/09 with Nats

Righ hand variation I/II
snakebite - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Andy Knight

Sylvi - Solo - 07/Feb/09 with Peter

Hidden - Solo - 06/Feb/09

Lee Sheard - Solo - 06/Feb/09

George Ormerod - Solo O/S - Feb/09

An interesting approach to red tarn that makes a good mountaineering style day out. Good neve in the whole gully with an awkward step about half way up.
nmoysey - Solo O/S - Feb/09

Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

Ian Roberts - Solo O/S - 2007

greylag - 2007

Snow blades in pack on way up: a quick but messy descent ensued back down the route.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - Jan/04 with Ian Sloman

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/92 with John Byrne

Hidden - 1975

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Style of ascent

Soloed53 of 84 (63.1%)
Lead7 of 84 (8.3%)
Followed3 of 84 (3.6%)
Alt Leads8 of 84 (9.5%)
Unknown13 of 84 (15.5%)

'Climbed'50 of 84 (59.5%)
clean O/S32 of 84 (38.1%)
dnf2 of 84 (2.4%)