Crowberry Gully*** IV 4
[Looking Down, 2 kb]300m, 5 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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luckyjim - Solo - 25/Mar/15

jamesgr87 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/15

Conditions made it very easy. Ice on pitch out of cave is getting thin and could do with a refreeze to survive.
Hannah Evans - AltLd - 25/Mar/15 with John MacDonald

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/15

tom.e - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/15 with Andy Wigley

Jordangask - 2nd - 23/Mar/15

Dazluke2000 - 2nd - 23/Mar/15

davebrox - Lead - 23/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/15

tjmillen - Lead - 20/Mar/15 with Jenny, Charlie

Moved together throughout the route
JWrighty - 2nd - 20/Mar/15 with Tmillen

Fantastic. Great conditions.
sann1458 - AltLd - 19/Mar/15 with Brightwell

Climbers in the night; 4 hours car-to-car.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/15 with Jeremy M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/15

rob87n - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/15 with Sean Martin

Currently in IV,3 condition
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Dave Latimer

Great neve for the first few pitches allowed a swift ascent and back down to the car at lunchtime. Ice on the cave pitch solid and hooked.
Ian Dunbar - AltLd - 15/Mar/15 with Phil Hall

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15

Just pitched top 2 pitches, as the rest was easily soloable. great condition and amazing day
joesmith - AltLd - 14/Mar/15 with Chris.

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Mar/15

Chrismith - AltLd - 21/Feb/15 with Andy, Seb

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/15

sj87 - 2nd β - 16/Feb/15

Soft approach but the ice and snow were good when required. needs a good freeze up though.
nicjbuk - AltLd - 15/Feb/15 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

picasso - AltLd - 14/Feb/15

konacol - AltLd - 14/Feb/15 with Robert McMurray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15

5 hours car to car! Pitched the top 2 pitches.
Piers Harley - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Jeremy Windsor

Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/15

Great route - quite banked out so in easy nick, with only one steep section. Was thinking it would be too mushy on the walk in but just hardened up when you needed it.
JasonK - AltLd - 14/Feb/15 with Neil Redgrave

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/15 with Jon Miles

boyson - 2nd - 11/Feb/15

Conditions not great but good fun.
davkeo - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/15

Mostly banked out.
cearbhalld - Solo - 09/Feb/15

Soloed the 1st two snow pitches on good neve. Oli lead the top 3 pitches with little fuss.
herrettscott - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Oli

Great conditions
oliverk - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Scott

gavmac - AltLd - 07/Feb/15

gingerking - AltLd - Feb/15

Hidden - Lead - Feb/15

plain kitten - 2015

Soloed on good neve, difficulties must have been beneath the snow. Enjoyable despite the lack of vis.
Carol Goodall - Solo - 29/Mar/14 with Louise Huby

johnrich - 2nd - 11/Mar/14 with Mike Pescod

Good neve above 800m with solid axe placements. Struggled to find belay stances/places to put protection in and ended up soloing the majority.
JackM92 - AltLd - 19/Jan/14

saintlade - 2014

alasdair19 - 2014

Grand day out, still very much in condition.
whispering nic - AltLd - 11/Apr/13 with Bomber Harris, Pam

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/13

easier due to hooks/steps but still not thin
lawrenceK - AltLd - 09/Apr/13

Struggled to find start of the route in the mist but very atmospheric in these conditions. I've waited years to catch this in condition and wasn't diappointed....fabulous route. Very well travelled and technically straight forward. A shame about the queue behind 3 other parties.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Steve Grove

Great climb, busy day.
planetmarshall - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Rob Cook

Great day out. Conditions pretty good too. Very busy though!
andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Graham Davies, Simon Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13

2010_graham - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Andrew B

luckyjim - AltLd - 05/Apr/13 with D Helm

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/13

Climbed after been recomended to grab whilst in nick.
Ste Ridd - AltLd - 05/Apr/13 with M.Sadler

nicjbuk - AltLd - 03/Apr/13 with paul freeman

Fantastic day out with Falkirk
iansm - 2nd - 03/Apr/13 with Graham C, Martin (Wilf)

Led thin crack chimney and ice slab. Great conditions. One of the best
abbeywall - AltLd - 01/Apr/13 with K

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13

Starting to get thin in places but still in good nick but busy today
team fat belly - 01/Apr/13 with hugh

Hidden - 01/Apr/13

Great climb, wanted to do this for a long time. A real treat to get it in condition on a beautiful blue sky day. On the top before 10am with the entire summit to ourselves.
jshields - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with Jeff Ingman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13

minch - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/13

well banked at bottom but good sport above thinman chimney
Grezza - Lead - 24/Mar/13 with Andy Kemp

climbtim - AltLd - 12/Mar/13

malteserEd - AltLd - 10/Mar/13

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Ian Clifford

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Julian Prieto

Very lean in places.
Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/13

TeeBee - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13

niall_mac - AltLd - 25/Feb/13 with am_bodach

Beautiful day, top-out was so awesome due to scenery. Climbing not difficult at all, amazing mountain route.
Jams Crwca - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13

machars - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with Bjorn Verduijn

Diggler - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with trevor

Not 4 as it was today; would have led but it was very busy.
net - 2nd - 24/Feb/13 with George

Very easy conditions!
GPN - Lead - 24/Feb/13 with Annette

Excellent conditions, very busy today, think we were one of 8 teams. But not too much waiting about. Cave pitch getting thin due to the amount of traffic.
rnotman67 - 2nd - 24/Feb/13 with Easers

Hidden - Lead - 24/Feb/13

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

mrbird - AltLd - 24/Feb/13

Dougbart - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with david bird

Great nick (III/3) and weather, I led top two pitches. Great fun and busy, but generally no problem as we arrived at belay just as the party ahead left. Carmen didn't appreciate the shoe box sized lump of ice dumped on her shoulder by the overtaking pair, thanx for that. Left a sling and krab at bottom, dropped a dmm bug and krab :-( !
lithos - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with carmen, Simon C

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

Great route!! Well worth getting up super early to get on it!! Was mobbed, must have been at least 7 Parties trying to get up when we were there. Condition was good but certainly well traffic'd. Nice wee pitch before the route even started was a bonus!
010paw - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Andy Watt

I led the icefall to start then 3 or 4 other short pitches, Rob led the last 2 inc cave pitch, various soloing and moving together. SHowing the signs of its popularity with lots of hooks and steps, no more than III in this state (Red Gully the day before was harder). Late-ish start meant we missed the queues and only occasionally saw people at belays (other than one impatient pair who pushed past). Brilliant route, would be good to get it in pristine nick sometime, ie before someone starts a UKC thread to summon the hoards!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Rob, Carmen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/13

morsy - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with gerhard mors

Lead the first section we pitched and then also the cave pitch. VERY busy, but all cleared up before the cave pitch. Blue skies summit.
mattking_109 - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Pete

Pete23 - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Banked out with neve. Ice steps chopped up and full of big hooks. Closer to III than IV. Beautiful bright day but very busy with at least 7 teams in the gully.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Mark Gorin

keithlambley - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Jeff H

morsg - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Stephan Mors

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/13

Perfect conditions! Soloed first 200m then 2 pitches to the top. Easy for the grade today.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Andy Latham, Tom E

Total peach. Conditions are perfect, very generous at IV today.
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with andy latham, liam ingram

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 19/Feb/13 with Paul M, Rocio

led 2 pitches Ben led crux, great climb.
Palomino1hills - AltLd - 13/Feb/13 with Ben

~In easy condition. 3.5 hrs.
sparbus - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with jerome finlayson

Climbed with Paul - a big slid come down st one point - possibly started by a hord of German climbers above. Generally conditions were good with little real difficulty.
kenneM - Lead - 11/Feb/13 with Paul Elliott

yehti - AltLd - 11/Feb/13 with Iain Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13

Finn Curry - 2nd - 08/Feb/13 with Paul Warnock

Hidden - 08/Feb/13

Ice was thin on the crux and a bit soft at the first chockstone but great otherwise
carl_123 - 2nd - 08/Feb/13

markwarner - Lead - Feb/13

Brucemacrosson - AltLd - Feb/13 with Simon Opit

jon59 - 2013

tim20 - 2013

Jacks20 - AltLd - 2013

Rickrick - AltLd - Apr/12

cannot believe we got this to ourselves,especially after it being posted 2 days before that it was do-able. lots of swimming up the gully and thin ice but hey..what a tick.
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 19/Feb/12

stoating wee route
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Mark Salter - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Great Route
Jasonic - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/10

tubby two - AltLd - Apr/10 with Jimbo

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/10

lemon - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Joe and James

Backed off 2nd pitch due poor conditions on route, Finished Curved ridge to summit and decent. This change of plans made for excellent moutanieering day with spectaclar views to East.
Rustyshanks - 2nd dnf - 20/Jan/10 with Jim Wilson

Hidden - 2010

Jasonic - 2010

Jasonic - 2010

Soloed the first 200m or so. Climbed the rest in two pitches.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 12/Feb/09 with Tony Shephard, Dave Kirby

Much banked out, only one proper pitch.
Adam Long - AltLd - 12/Feb/09 with Richard Barson

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Felix

tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Miles

felixthelion - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/09 with luketheape

Captain Solo - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Ewan

sgl - AltLd - 04/Feb/09 with duncan

decs - AltLd - 04/Feb/09 with Sam

Simon K - 2nd - 02/Feb/09 with Mike Pescod + PR

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/08

Deep snow covering the chockstones - easy for grade?
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Al Goodridge

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Matt G and Ad and Chris

Led the top easy pitch. Awesome climb with an even better top out.
maresia - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Mike Kann

Finished work in the evening, drove straight up, parked the car at 1230ish. left the car at 1'ish, eventually found the route in the dark, commenced climbing. started climbing with head torches then the daylight slowly appeared, that was cool. thentopped out in the daylight, back down to the car for 9. nice.
sneaks - 27/Mar/08 with Neil C

barney_edin - AltLd - 23/Mar/08 with Andy S

moved together with 3 on rope pretty quickly.
Joe Nunn - 16/Mar/08

Ginger McGrath - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with kevin mcgrath

What a day! what a route! What a mountain! What a descent! What an awful big dump of unconsolidated snow waiting to kill us all the way up but luckily didn't - amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08

Thin. Felt grade 6 mixed.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Ed Booth

beardy mike - Lead O/S - 2008 with maresia

Charlie wp Hill - 2008

great day out on a classic
nicjbuk - AltLd - 24/Apr/07 with ross nicol esq

Great route but crux sections, although spectacular are very short
rossn - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Nick Bryan

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

Crux pitch v. thin, but made it without the detour
BruceG - 2nd - 19/Mar/06 with Alii

mje1398 - 18/Mar/06 with John M and Andy G

Very busy
tom.e - 18/Mar/06 with Charlie Everett

great route!
Joe Nunn - 12/Mar/05 with stevious

crowberry gully - AltLd - 10/Mar/05 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/05

Crux pitch almost blank of ice. John led round the base of the right flank on dodgy powder to gain the top, above the crux.
dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/05 with John Maguire

steev - AltLd O/S - Mar/05 with Manjoe

steev - AltLd O/S - Mar/05 with Manjoe

tom.e - AltLd dnf - Mar/05 with Charlie Everett

Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Feb/05 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/04

R2D2 - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/04 with Duncan

1st grade IV. Good condition
MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Richard Bentley

gergosantha - 03/Feb/00 with Geoff Tervet


Hidden - 2nd - 2000

konacol - AltLd - 07/Mar/99 with Dave Mitchell

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead - Feb/99

Tenko - 1999

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Jan/98 with Tim Stain

Hidden - Lead - 1998

markharro - AltLd - 1998 with Allan, Swot

Louis Hume - Lead - 1998 with Mustillos

Smith42 - Mar/96

CMacD - Feb/95

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/94

Lead P 2 & 3. Phil and Dave Owen from MoB on another rope. Ace!
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/93 with Alan Holden

Second ever winter route! We had it in good condition and was quite banked out.
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - Mar/92 with Mathew Cartney

bms - AltLd - Feb/92 with BCS

johnkeith - AltLd - 1992 with Michael Sandison

frost - Solo - 1992

CMacD - 1992

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Feb/91

mark mcgowan01 - 1990 with Con Higgins

gallonj - 1990

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with tim p

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/86

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 26/Feb/86 with Tom Redfern

Sean Kelly - AltLd - Feb/86 with Lester Payne

cornishmackem - AltLd O/S - Feb/86 with Tim Bantam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/86

Hidden - Solo - 1986

Steep sugar. Some of it going down, some going up, some thankfully staying put. Hot aches reduced me to tears.
Tim Sparrow - 1986 with Tim Lewis

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/85

Richard Weller - AltLd - 12/Jan/85 with john sanders

Hidden - Solo - 01/Mar/84

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 27/Feb/84 with Midge

Congested at crux so climbed out onto North face and finished to the top. First winter climb
Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/84 with Andy Bennett, David Smith

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/84

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/80

Chris Craggs - AltLd - Feb/80 with Steve Warwick

crowberry gully - AltLd - 31/Mar/79

Fine conditions - someone else with us. Also with Guy Fox Kelly about 2007 with rope used on 2 pitches and solo whilst supporting a pair on a winter course about 1980
uphillnow - AltLd - 12/Feb/78 with Al Bennett

With Bren Jones and david Duffield.
Campbell42 - AltLd - Mar/71 with Bob Teale

SeánM - Solo O/S - 0000 with rob noone

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