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Crotched Gully II

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[final belay, 1 kb]120m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 322 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

remi_mcm - 2nd - 14/Apr/14

BillyB - Lead - 14/Apr/14 with Remi

Hidden - 2014

TomWebber - 29/Dec/13

Jones_d - 2nd - 09/Nov/13 with Paul Headland

fall...
pak.pako - Solo dnf - 10/Mar/13

1st winter climb! Led 2nd pitch and final pitch to top out.
mikpen - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with julie stephens

1st winter climb! Led 2nd pitch and final pitch to top out.
mikpen - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with julie stephens

magik_bob - AltLd - Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/13

JezzaCat - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Ben, Stella

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 21/Feb/13 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Feb/13

Jobbo - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/13 with Matt Carwardine

Alastair MacSween - AltLd rpt - 02/Feb/13 with Graham Hunter, Phil Warriner

magik_bob - AltLd - Feb/13

Incomplete with frozen turf in the middle. Soloed first bit, then steve led remainder.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/13 with Steve Grove

not complete
James S - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/13 with tim

tim newton - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/13 with james smith

luckyjim - Solo - 01/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

A little lean and more like a hard II, but a great lead. Had to place a warthog!
Chris Banks - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/12 with Dave Emmett, Dave Beynon

Fiddly in parts, but mostly straightforward.
davidbeynon - 17/Dec/12 with dave emmett, Chris B

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/12 with Mike Mason

HARD no ice , snow soft , i would say more a grade 3 ,but well worth it , had to nav off in white out .got to 1141 by dark . great day
OZZY1962 - AltLd - 30/Nov/12 with JEROME

first seasons climb lots of loose powder hard going in sections
Palomino1hills - Lead - 30/Nov/12 with Geoff

Adamski1986 - Lead - 06/May/12 with Kerry Gutteridge

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

nickcj - Lead rpt - 18/Feb/12

pete1993 - Lead - 12/Feb/12

pmurdy - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12 with john gallant

Hidden - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12

Gallant - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Paul Murdy

average. broke through a huge cornice, yuck
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/12 with Strachan McCormick

Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

Led pitch 2
Strachan - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

J Brown - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with RK

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12

s.scott - 2nd - 28/Jan/12

Crux was bare, desperate climbing felt like a hard III easy 4.
odox - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jan/12

zejrus - 2nd - 28/Jan/12

Bit thin on the crux, reached the limit of my mixed climbing ability I think. Pete lead out on the top pitch.
John Holden - AltLd - 28/Jan/12 with Pete Sowerby

Rasherz - 2nd - 23/Jan/12

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 22/Jan/12 with Simon Van Dam

Good neve bottom and top ... but top of second pitch scratchy and thrutchy , not II ... needs more snow.
arduff - AltLd - 14/Jan/12 with John harrison, Martyn Pegg

very little snow cover, tricker rocky section exposed in middle
hedgehog_john - AltLd - 14/Jan/12 with martyn pegg, andy duff

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/12

P1, P3, P5. Only 4 pitches really but practice makes perfect. P3 was an interesting challenge given no snow and verglas everywhere. Winter weather descended and added another dimension to P5 - mostly led that blind due to rubblish goggles!
Feeling bold - AltLd - 12/Jan/12 with Giles and Egons Issy

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jan/12

MartF - Solo - 09/Jan/12 with Fonze

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Patrick

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 06/Jan/12 with Joe F

soft snow and turf not very well frozen but straightforward enough and graded 2
nicjbuk - Lead - 06/Jan/12 with mr bill butterworth

Direct instead of rightward step (easier option in conditions)
joe_lancs - AltLd - 06/Jan/12

Smithy sent down a rope for the second pitch as Remy and I weren't happy with soloing.
mcglenr25 - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/12 with Tom Kirby, Remy Bertlin, Mike Smith

used rope for 10 m
rem12112122 - Solo - 06/Jan/12 with tom kirby, Smithy, Ryan McGlen flasher

Smithy Smith - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/12

nathan.ling - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/12 with Badger, James_L88

Lean conditions.
James_L88 - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/12 with Nathan Ling, Badger

Callum Anderson - 2012

hcreber - 2012

2nd pitch was quite thin
David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Ross Young

Lean, Did an alternate route up it. (straight up then into the gully 30-50m from the cornice) Made it a lot more challenging.
Ross Young - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/11 with Dave HWUMC

LouiseP - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/11 with Clay

Not complete so involved a bit of scrambling on rock and turf.
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/11 with dad

Still very thin
samwillo - Solo - 11/Dec/11 with Rory Brown

Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/11

Ronan72 - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Jacob Adamiec

Alastair MacSween - Lead - 10/Dec/11 with Graham Hunter, Graham Drinkwater

oliverk - Lead - 04/Dec/11 with Sarah Moorhouse

abbeywall - Solo - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Apr/11

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Alex Weir-Addie

2 long pitches. Led the last pitch :-)
gilbert - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with John Naylor

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with monty

monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Nick Whimster

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Mark Fitzpatrick, James Davidson

Charlies first winter route - first route! Proper winter conditions, made the mistake of soloing up to the bottom of the butressprobably not a good idea with Charlie being on his first climb, was hard and slidey. Fist pitch up some ice, quite bold by Carl with one piece in down low - had about a foot left once he'd reached the belay.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Charlie Sansom, Carl Stubbs

yellow - AltLd - 27/Feb/11

lead the first pitch nd the final few meters over the cornice.
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 26/Feb/11 with Steve J

Hidden - Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/11

freudy_love - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/11

First winter climb, pretty easy but we deviated from the guidebook description and stated with the left gully. Interesting ice pitch in there.
theycallmefrodo - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Stu Quinn

Pete Barker - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Dave

1st pitch lean with poor gear. Last pitch usual run-out nonsense but hole cut in cornice. Not a classic.
glaramara - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with Farmer Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/11

richardadventurecafe - 2nd - 18/Jan/11 with Andy Owen

scorky345 - Solo - 18/Jan/11 with Luke Hefferman

Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/11 with Tom baines

naffan - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/11 with Tom E

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/11

tobychild - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

andy wa - 2011

adie84 - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

peter fetlar - AltLd - 14/Dec/10 with Ross I Jones

easers - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/10

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 12/Dec/10 with Phillip Thompson

Cornice is pretty big.
joeydurkin - Lead - 14/Nov/10 with Patch

Rather boring gully. Gear okish. Did in 4 pitches due to trouble finding belays. First winter lead. Wouldn't go back to a gully in a hurry. Dull. Would consider if moving together, as that would be much quicker.
mattrm - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Jules Vine

helped pair climb and place protection
Bram - Solo - 18/Feb/10 with Dave King

Instruction from Harold. Lots of snow.
furiousfoggy - AltLd - 15/Feb/10 with Mark Hembest

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/10

Ollie B - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10

Lots of snow, steep and exposed with good neve and icy cornice at the top.
Joss - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Simon Z, Dave C, Daz Haycock

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/10

Steep cornice at the top, had to traverse left and exit near the Runnel, very dodgy without a rope!
Goodstuff - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/10

Tenko - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

colinthrelfall - 2010

philw - 2010

philw - 2010

lots of snow
tony wood - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Danny Crump

Danny Crump - AltLd - 29/Dec/09 with Tony Wood

Callum T - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09 with James Connoly

Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 13/Dec/09 with Karen

rusty_nails - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Marc Cashley

jimmyrua - 2nd - Dec/09 with Callum Taylor

niallk - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Willie

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/09

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 02/Mar/09

sharpie530 - 01/Mar/09

Shared lead with Flat Eric - 4 pitches.
Tony the Blade - AltLd - 01/Mar/09 with Flat Eric

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09

iceferret - Lead - 28/Feb/09 with gavin birchall

MDowson - Lead - 22/Feb/09 with Sam Wood

snow was starting to firm up, good nieve on top pitch, but top of 1st pitch gully has some unfrozen turf, but enough ice to get through.
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Ela Shaw

davidwright - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/09

Tim - pitch 1 Me - pitch 2
nrhardy - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Tim

Good nieve broken ground in middle
kennypkuk - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Brian Leonard

hmngarh - AltLd - Feb/09

mauchie - AltLd - 08/Jan/09 with Adele Martin

The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Rob and Hilary

robertporter - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with James O'Dwyer

BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/09 with steve peatfield

Alpine style
tomt11j - Jan/09 with Saul, Serge

Hidden - Jan/09

Kayan - Jan/09

sheffieldchris - 2009

Alex Hofmann - 2009

CT6419 - 2009

jsrous - AltLd - 2009 with D Smith

keith hal - Lead O/S - 2009 with Ian Lee-Bapty

rossn - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/08

Zoomer - Lead - 29/Dec/08 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 29/Dec/08 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Solo - 20/Dec/08

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/08 with Josh Thomas

d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/08 with Sarah Joyce & Lois Winnit

first winter clib, first multi pitch, first time with hot aches OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!
Bonesaw - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Ash Dean

climbed chimney to left of route to finish
ashknot - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Gary

barney_edin - AltLd - 06/Dec/08 with Pete R

Good swimming
Peter Rhodes - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Stephen Barnes

Hidden - 01/Dec/08

Salvador - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Owen Tweedie, Josh

Dave Latimer - Solo - Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/08

Only used gear for belays and soloed between them.
Caralynh - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/08 with Jez Hadall

Perfect neve so didn't feel like II
jimsrankin - Solo O/S - Mar/08 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

mikeyfield - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/08

tomboyle - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08 with mark boden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/08

Excellent conditions
aturner99 - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/08 with P Manuel

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 19/Feb/08

Bram - Lead - 18/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/08

Alpine-style. Also with Rachel Smith
Howard J - 2nd - 16/Feb/08 with John Waterhouse

FrankW - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/08 with None

LakesWinter - Lead - 12/Feb/08 with Paul

kevlad - Lead - Feb/08 with ray harron

clivecops - Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/08

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 30/Jan/08

Lean conditions in the middle meant crossing loose mixed ground. Done as 3 pitches, led 1 and 2.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Mick D, Andy Platell

will6459 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/08 with Dave Mason

Lead 2nd Pitch
skittles - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/08

mixed ground directly above gully. A bit of grade III ice with little protection added a bit of spice at the end.
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with kai ren

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/08

mshorter - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Alco-nomic - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/07

Luke Kelly - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/07 with Alice Janes

Hidden - 29/Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/07

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/07 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/07 with Jon Moulding

Nice neve. Moved together.
DavPk - Lead - 22/Dec/07 with Catherine Pearks

Moved together. Some good hard nevie.
Watty - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/07 with A.Watt

Moved together on mostly solid neve. Good fun climbing over cornice.
Alexander123 - 18/Dec/07 with Nicholas Watt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/07

Protheroe - 17/Dec/07 with Douglas Hamilton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/07

Brown - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Andy Hobbs

Went right at the top bend up a narrow gully - frozen turf and some ice, which was about III. Clare led the top pitch.
Cardi - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Clare D

Hidden - Solo - 15/Dec/07

Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Steve Becwith

Eccentric - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Bunchuk

wilchivs - 2nd rpt - Dec/07 with Andrew Pickavance

hilled101 - Dec/07

Good consolidated nevie, apart form the crux wich fell down as climbed, some good ice with 2 nice 12mm going in. Very cold and windy a mm of ice on everything gear, jacket, so on. Warrens 2nd winter route.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Warren

adw07 - AltLd - 25/Nov/07 with Andy Main

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/07

First British winter climb - first pitch very thin esp. after the two in front had hacked it all off! Fantastic gully finish. Kev led all pitches.
epic ed - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Kev and Adam F

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/07

FrankW - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Mike Cullinan

tatz45 - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with Katy Vose

vvanhinsbergh - 2nd O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - Solo - Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jan/07

Andy Barwell - AltLd - Jan/07

We actually started up spiral gulley and then cut into crotched gulley. Unfortunately we were witness to a tragic accident on this climb. A young man named Hugh Pitcairn fell from the upper cornice whilst soloing and slid past us to his death. A slight epic ensued where I ended up leading the final pitch towing four ropes to get everybody else out of the gulley safely!
al99 - Lead O/S - Jan/07 with Martina Zandonella

Witnessed to the death of Hugh
martinazando - 2nd O/S - Jan/07 with Al Benson

Richard White - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2007

rossn - AltLd - 2007 with Dave Stapely, Nick Bryan

rock ape - 2nd - 18/Dec/06 with Dave Sarkar and Paul Harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/06

Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 02/Dec/06 with Mark

tumbling wizard - Lead O/S - Dec/06

nic42 - AltLd - Dec/06 with dru, Fred

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/06

sam coward - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/06 with Helen

very lean esp on the first two pitchs.
jameshk - Lead - 11/Feb/06 with zoe

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/06

overexposure - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/06 with CH, KM, LB

jazzyjackson - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/06 with Tully

steev - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/06 with Manjoe

andy wa - AltLd O/S - Jan/06 with Windy

Howard1 - Lead - Jan/06 with Fi

keith leonard - AltLd - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/05

Hidden - 04/Dec/05

Great first winter climb
Lawman - 2nd - 14/Mar/05 with Paul Barnes

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Dan Graves

Captain Solo - Solo - 16/Feb/05

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

texuspete - AltLd - Feb/05 with Rob Pontefract

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

tallthinmonkey - Lead - Feb/04 with Ewan Paterson

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/04

solo,Me, Martin
Marq - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/04 with Martin P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/04

Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/04 with Tom Dingwall

steev - Jan/04 with Kimball

peteetheridge - AltLd O/S - Jan/04 with Jim Heath

Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Andy Munro

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/03

Mark Collins - Solo - 28/Feb/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/03

John Pickles - Lead O/S - Feb/03

Sankey - AltLd - 14/Jan/03 with Andy E

akhughes - Solo O/S - 2003

Rob Pitt - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/02

Yourlead - Solo - 09/Nov/02

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/02 with John Howes

Alpandy - 2nd O/S - Mar/02 with Dan Thwaite

djking1983 - Lead - 15/Feb/02 with Dave Frid

andybrown114 - Lead - 08/Feb/02 with Richard Rearden

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - Feb/02 with Iain F

Dave Kerr - Solo - 22/Dec/01 with Steve Wells

abbeywall - AltLd - 13/Jan/01 with K

joe king - 2001

abbeywall - AltLd - Mar/00 with K

seanyt - Lead - Mar/00

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 15/Jan/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

brockers - 2000 with CarlZ

Tarquin - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/98

seanyt - AltLd - Feb/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/98

Jamie B - 2nd - Jan/98 with Debbie Barnes

clive-greenwood - Lead - Feb/97 with HUMC

andrewbooth1000 - AltLd - 30/Jan/97 with Glenmore Lodge

johnkeith - 1996

Andy Say - Solo - 01/Apr/94

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Dec/93

Hidden - Lead - Mar/93

nai - AltLd - 28/Dec/92 with tlr & Woz

tlr - Lead - 26/Dec/92 with Pom

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jan/91

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/88

Bob - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/87

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 1982

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Dec/79

Day off from Lodge
David Smith - Solo - Feb/64

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Style of ascent

Soloed49 of 322 (15.2%)
Lead64 of 322 (19.9%)
Followed43 of 322 (13.4%)
Alt Leads118 of 322 (36.6%)
Unknown48 of 322 (14.9%)

'Climbed'182 of 322 (56.5%)
clean O/S132 of 322 (41.0%)
clean β1 of 322 (0.3%)
clean rpt5 of 322 (1.6%)
dnf2 of 322 (0.6%)