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Inaccessible Gully*** V 5

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[Inaccessible Gully, Dove Crag, Lakes, 2 kb]110m, 3 pitches. One of the great classic ice routes of the Lakes. The crux is gain the hanging gully in the south east face of the crag. Start at the same place as South Gully. 1) 5, 30m. Climb the a ramp right (pegs), then step back left onto the icefall which is climbed steeply into the bed of th gully. Belay on the right. 2) 5, 40m. Make steep moves around the chockstone on the right then another chockstone to easier ground and a cave belay. 3) 10m.Out left to easier ground. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Inaccessible Gully, Dove Crag, Lakes © Peter Metcalfe
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Ice was not fully formed from base of route up into the gully. Probably made the route a little harder. Not much gear and first peg must have been placed by a giant. Brittle ice made the first pitch was quite scary. Abbed off dodgy peg and let Ed lead us up. Once into the gully the route keeps entertaining. Brilliant route!
tech - AltLd - 03/Dec/10 with Ed Luke

tjmillen - AltLd - 28/Feb/10 with steve mcdonell

Hidden - 27/Feb/10

Night time accent on a perfect night
stimpey - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10 with Pete

A night time ascent. Bloody brilliant!
petegunn - AltLd - 22/Feb/10 with Steve

Thin. Hard.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Rob Gray

Led 2nd pitch, good lead by Ad on the first
nakedave - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with adam noble

rob1 - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with martin haworth

Climbed in full on sunshine, blue sky, no wind - is this a first?! The initial ice pitch included a Damoclean style icicle that required care. The chockstone pitch was a doddle by comparison.
DSM - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Andy Gittins

andy gittins - 2010 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 12/Feb/09 with Shaw Brown

Left at the chock stone seems to be more sensible.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 12/Feb/09 with peter metcalfe

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 12/Feb/09 with George reah

Alan led both main pitches.
bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Alan and Andy

Alan led both main pitches. Icicle a bit fragile.
andybuckley - 2nd - 08/Feb/09 with Alan & Tim

lead 1st & úrd pitches. All the dificultys are on the first pitch to gain the gully. 5/-/3/2 V.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Paul Nurse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09

smithaldo - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with andreas

Seymore Butt - 2009

Did the same day as Chock Gully. Felt it was very easy - only took an hour for the whole route.
Bob - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/86 with Tom Walkington

Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/86

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Feb/85 with Kim Wainwright

2,L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/85

Hidden - AltLd - 1978

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
gavinpeach, Swampi, Pohil, Jonathan Spooner, Andrew Barker, Hidden, iksander, Christian Beck, Hidden, Will Smith

Voting
Total votes cast 38
hard VI0 of 13
VI0 of 13
easy VI0 of 13
hard V0 of 13
V5 of 13
easy V2 of 13
hard IV6 of 13
IV0 of 13
easy IV0 of 13
hard 60 of 12
60 of 12
easy 60 of 12
hard 51 of 12
55 of 12
easy 55 of 12
hard 41 of 12
40 of 12
easy 40 of 12
3 Stars7 of 13
2 Stars6 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead4 of 24 (16.7%)
Followed3 of 24 (12.5%)
Alt Leads14 of 24 (58.3%)
Unknown3 of 24 (12.5%)

'Climbed'15 of 24 (62.5%)
clean O/S9 of 24 (37.5%)