Dollywagon Gully*** III 4
[Dollywagon Gully, chockstone pitch, 2 kb]140m.

Rockfax Description
140m. A very interesting route, quick to come into condition and fat to approach from Dunmail. The first pitch is often a bit bare but the upper section can still be in good condition. Start by climbing a chock stone on the left followed by a long easy section (beware loose scree). The gully steepens with a few awkward bits leading to the final iced slab leading out right. © ROCKFAX

Sid Cross & Alice 'Jammy' Nelson 1938

Photo: Dollywagon Gully, chockstone pitch © Tom W
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This climb is in 115 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 10/Apr/13

Chockstone move quite interesting in thin conditions, the rest of the climb stepped out but in good nick until just after the final slab when the snow and ice finished leaving a long steep final turf top out (not nice).
jon59 - AltLd - 07/Apr/13

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

Alternate lead with Mark climbing the chock and the final pitch.
Radioactiveman - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Mark

peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13

Great fun. Much of the snow was loose and un-bonded, gear where it was needed, the final ice slab had just enough on it to feel easy. I lead all pitches.
simonscubadiver - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - 2nd - 28/Mar/13 with Si

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/13

Excellent route through great scenery. Mostly easier than III - snow not consolidated lower down but upper-half turf frozen and good enough ice for stubby screws! Me P1 & P3. Gareth P2.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Gareth Williams

gw3285 - AltLd - 17/Mar/13

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - 16/Mar/13

Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Andy Wallace, Andy Blackett

clams - Lead - Mar/13 with M

great conditions
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/13 with Tom Woodstone

Moonlit ascent. Good mixed section over the boulder, up solid neve to an icy last section, a superb night, no need for torches : )
petegunn - AltLd - 26/Feb/13 with Tom

Mountain Llama - Solo rpt - 26/Feb/13

Two Cams Tom - AltLd - 26/Feb/13 with petegunn

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/13

excellent ice conditions
anteater - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/13

Lead first and last pitches, a fun route. The ice was a bit thin on the final section but climbable.
Puma - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with Jamie Brown, Rob Stone

Lead middle snow pitch and steepish icy step, plenty of ice but not bonded to anything. Bit thin elsewhere.
Jamie Brown - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with Rob Stone, Paul Davies

poor snow today but only people on it the whole day (which is lucky as thats how long we took :-)
lithos - 2nd - 09/Feb/13 with Puma, jamie b

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/13

somethingelse - 2nd - Dec/12 with Jim

cas smerdon - AltLd - 12/Feb/12 with Mark S

Chockstone thin but protectable and good incuts for crampons. Not much rock gear so ice screws & drive-ins useful higher up. Icy top section is really good!
michaelb1 - AltLd - 11/Feb/12

Chockstone thinnish, lovely ice in gully. Not much rock gear high up so screws useful.
michaelb1 - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Robert Durkin

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/12

Led all, first two pitches pretty lean, second two well frozen but pretty run out, didn't get any gear in the last, needed warthogs and didn't have any. Well worth the two stars.
Joby - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Rosse Dalton Vandendorpe

Very banked out, the chockstone at the start covered! mostly a snow plod.
petegunn - Solo - 18/Dec/11 with James, Tom

James S - Solo - 18/Dec/11

banked out
Two Cams Tom - 2nd - 18/Dec/11 with petegunn

Ran out of time.
cas smerdon - Lead dnf - 17/Dec/11 with Mark S

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Dec/11

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Stuart Air

First pitch completely bare. Other pitches well formed.
Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 19/Dec/10

moved together at the top, Bara led the first step. what a stunning day out
lithos - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with barra

design crisis - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10

petegunn - Solo - 02/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/10

Chris led chockstone. Soloed the rest.
Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10

In the dark after work! Did the ice fall finish on the last pitch.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 03/Mar/10 with Roger Ward

morsy - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with david bell

Bottom chockstone was bare (as usual?) after that the ice was good
crowberry gully - AltLd - 21/Feb/10 with stephan mors

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/10

Mountain Llama - AltLd - 14/Feb/10 with Paul S

Good nick, hardest part was the chockstone at the start. Led P1 and P3.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Martin Kitson

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/10

tobyk - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

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

Terrible condition, first moves over chockstone hard as you have to place axes into bare loose scree, ice pitch virtually gone, final 20m clawing up unfrozen turf covered with scree! Fun day out though...
jh5638 - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Clay Conlon

Poor conditions, but a good day out! Led easy snow slope (first ever lead).
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Jon H

Good kickable snow but main probs were at chockstone where snow was getting undermined and collapsible. Main challenge was leaving enough for the party of 2 following us.
Ann S - 2nd - 23/Jan/10 with Adam

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Ann S

petegunn - AltLd - 07/Jan/10 with Davina

r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/10 with kev anderson

after one move at the start its a long boring snow slope. did the small ice wall at the top but you can miss it out and follow gully past it.
alan barnes - AltLd - 03/Jan/10 with luke, sam d

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jan/10

ok but far from good condition
jimmys - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/09 with Markus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/09

Booey - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/09

blackpoolrock - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/09 with Yes

al jackson - 2nd - Dec/09

Led 1st & last pitches. Excellent fun
Different Steve - AltLd - 14/Feb/09 with Joe & Martin Hore

Bloody brilliant!
stimpey - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Pete

awesome route - a bit thin i think as the thaw maybe set in. the two chaps who gorped out when we continued after they'd announced the whole hill had melted - aaahhhh!
Timo Austino - 2nd - 14/Feb/09 with nats and ali

petegunn - AltLd - 14/Feb/09 with Steve Impey

joehanks61 - AltLd - 13/Feb/09 with S.Culverhouse + M.Hore

Excellent route. Snow, turf, rock and ice.
teflonpete - 2nd β - 08/Feb/09 with Diccon

Rather busy! Sadly the ice pitches had steps hacked all the way up which made it easier and less fun.
Simon Caldwell - Lead - 08/Feb/09 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/09

Martin Haworth - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09

Felt easy for the grade. The chockstone was straightforward but had loads of loose choss on top. Rest of the first two pitches was on easy angled, excellent quality snow. Top two pitches were fantastic, great thick, plastic ice which felt easy and secure. Ridiculously busy though, perhaps 5 parties simultaneously on the route!
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Rob

nice climb, if too busy. good ice and snow. interesting short ice lines up right near the top
lithos - 07/Feb/09 with will smith

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

Excellent route, finding gear was very difficult though.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Natalie Wilson

Climbed at daybreak before the crowds. A fine outing but a bit hacked by heavy traffic - a bit of a walk really. II not III today.
DSM - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Andy Gittins

Mountain Llama - Lead - 06/Feb/09 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Feb/09

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Colin Beechey

Tom Phillips - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/09 with dick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/09

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 03/Feb/09 with Foggy

Full moon.
gripped01 - Solo - Feb/09 with Si Moore

J1PEF - AltLd - Feb/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/06

david morse - Solo - Feb/06 with chris todd

nakedave - Solo - 2006

chicken88 - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Brian Kirckpatrick

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with val p

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/04

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jan/04

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jan/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/97

Banked out with good neve - probably only II
Andy Say - Lead - 19/Mar/95

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/94 with Chris

biggianthead - 09/Jan/94 with HT

dodders - AltLd - 13/Jan/91 with Dick Hargreaves

biggianthead - 29/Mar/87 with HT

Hidden - Solo - Jan/86

Mark Kemball - Solo - 28/Dec/84

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - Nov/84

biggianthead - 06/Feb/83 with M

Hammy - Lead - 06/Feb/83 with Pete Smith

Seymore Butt - 1965

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