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Great Gully II

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[Traversing greasy slabs on Great Gully Buttress, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

paulmck - Solo O/S - Nov/13

Several decent ice pitches. Deviated off half way to try Ravens gully, which spat us off,so finished route to the summit. Solid grade III+ at the moment
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Steve Grove

Hidden - Solo - 05/Apr/13

Decent after Cowberry Gully
moose ridd - Solo - 05/Apr/13 with M.Sadler

Hidden - 03/Apr/13

first pitch thin, melty and steeper than the optional III pitch near the top
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13

felt quite serious low down scrambling on verglassed rock without crampons on
nickwhimster - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/13 with monsteratt

Not the most enjoyable route I've ever done. Bottom of route not in great condition. Ended up on some verglassed rock, which felt quite serious. Good neve high up though.
monsteratt - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/13

At least III with long sections of steep and thin ice that day. Good ice pitch on the left near the top merited getting the rope out. A real calf burner.
mickd - Solo - 27/Feb/13

II/III probably more like III?IV- great icefalls to finish at the top on LH side at 4/5
phil64 - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/13

Downwards after Bludgers!! Couple moves and would not have liked to have slipped!!!
010paw - Solo O/S - 29/May/12

perfect ice for all 300m. maybe when the gully is banked out with snow this will be II/III but with the near vertical ice pitches and long run outs, deffinatly worth a IV ! great conditions though, but started too late. Topped out in the dark and in a blizzard. overall, on the mountain for 12 hours! good day though, even if it did turn into an epic.
Mr-Cowdrey - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Matt Sanders

didnt know what it was when we set off, and was shocked by the grade, long sections of ice, some vertical sections.
willoates - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/10 with Steve

absolutebeginner - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with halfaseesaw

Hidden - 20/Mar/10

Long very focused solo. Lots of ice, agreed it was probably III 4. No scope for falling off.
philhilo - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10 with tom Jumar

Horrible conditions, started too late all in all not a great first climb, almost no protection and soloed most of the route air to time, bad ice and no light don't mix well with novices!
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Ben, Scott

Ridiculuos! This was meant to be an easy outing at grade I/II... we soloed off up the fun early ice steps with all well until dusty unconsolidated snow forced us onto Grade IV water ice (considerably easier and safer than the dusty stuff on the main line).A mammoth epic ensued providing the hardest winter climbing I've ever done. In the right conditions this gully will be easy, but these were not the right conditions = lost count of the number of severe crumbling ice pitches of wet moss flying left and right, poor belays and scary run outs.Very happy to top out.
jimorothy - AltLd - 30/Dec/09 with Rachel Crolla

Lots of snow on the mountain, very strong winds and poor visability. Felt great battling the conditions and needed excellent navigation by Jim.
Rick Ashton - 07/Dec/08 with Peter McCallum

deano - Solo - 24/Mar/08 with mike kelly, Tunell Morgan

Mr Fuller - Solo dnf - 13/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/06

Gman - Solo - Mar/05 with Steve

Ice Spider - Solo - 2005

cliffy - AltLd - Feb/04 with Andrew Turner

Dave Kerr - Solo - 26/Mar/01 with Karl Atherton

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/01 with Christian Minett

Hidden - Solo - 2000

oscaig - Solo - 2000

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 31/Dec/96 with Tim Stain

Tenko - Feb/95 with Kev Wilson

craig h - Solo - 06/Mar/91 with Charlie

graham lawrie - Lead - 1991

mark mcgowan01 - 1990

andy tetsill - Solo - Feb/88 with Ian Bennet,, Joy

Martin Haworth - Solo - Jan/84

99bolivar - Solo - Feb/80 with Derek Smithson

Steve Woollard - Solo - Feb/73 with Laurance Elton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, FragOcon, Hidden, Timo Austino, Only a hill

Total votes cast 14
hard II/III2 of 7
II/III0 of 7
easy II/III4 of 7
hard II1 of 7
II0 of 7
easy II0 of 7
hard I/II0 of 7
I/II0 of 7
easy I/II0 of 7
3 Stars4 of 7
2 Stars2 of 7
1 Star1 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
Bag of .....0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed22 of 39 (56.4%)
Lead3 of 39 (7.7%)
Followed2 of 39 (5.1%)
Alt Leads7 of 39 (17.9%)
Unknown5 of 39 (12.8%)

'Climbed'25 of 39 (64.1%)
clean O/S13 of 39 (33.3%)
dnf1 of 39 (2.6%)