500m. This gully is the the classic East face route of the Tacul. About 500m to the top of the main difficulties (where most people abseil off - fixed belays), about 700m to the top.

Jean-Pierre Albinoni, Patrick Gabarrou 04/Jul/1974

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Hidden 17/May AltLd
Hidden 29/Apr AltLd O/S
Gumery 10/Apr 2nd O/S
jimmatthews 10/Apr Lead dnf

Climbed quick, but not enough time between the Midi breaking down and the last montenvers train. Got to below the last (crux) pitch.

machars 14/Mar Lead

Had route to ourselves!

Hidden 14/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar AltLd O/S
QuentinSu 20/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 19/Oct/14 AltLd
wi11 01/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together. In good condition

with Simon
frost ?/Oct/14 -
with will hardy
Hidden 07/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 02/Apr/14 Lead
fulton333 ?/Apr/14 AltLd
with Matt
ndraper1 21/Mar/14 AltLd

Great climb, in pretty good condition given how dry everything is. Loads of gear and equipped belays/abseil tatt. Had it all to our selves!

chapmand 21/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Paul Figg 20/Mar/14 AltLd

With Lawrence and Andy, great route.

with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton
edek_w 20/Mar/14 -
with Blazej
Fultonius 18/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Great fun, a bit busy.

Ross Barnes 18/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Ally
Hidden 14/Mar/14 AltLd
Sam Simpson 14/Mar/14 AltLd dnf
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Hidden 08/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Ly-Cilph 06/Apr/12 AltLd dnf

Partner became ill with AMS and so had to turn back after about two-thirds... darn. Gorgeous setting though! And very, very busy.

with Piet W
Big Lee 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Good conditions, although the ice was a little thin for optimal screw protection in places. Very stepped out and felt easy as a result. Also very busy. At one point there were three teams on one belay. One of which pulled there ab rope down as I started to lead off resulting in their rope ending up wrapped around my neck with rope burn.

mikeyjbs 27/Mar/12 AltLd
liamo333 16/Jan/12 -
sarpedon 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with dougie swanson-low
dswansonlow 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with sarp
Hidden 13/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
stuart34 01/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, needed 60m ropes for the first few ab's.

with Martin
smithaldo ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

lovely route, intro slope alot longer than expected and 11 abseils as well! hooked to devilry but great views from the belays. First winter alpine route.

with mark j
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
keith leonard ??/2010 AltLd
Dave Searle ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Sep/08 AltLd
Nicos 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with keith leonard
Brian Birtle 10/Jan/06 2nd

Got past four of the technical pitches before reaching our turn-around time. Nice climb!

with Nuno
Hidden 06/Apr/05 -
Hidden ?/Mar/99 AltLd
stokesrees ??/1997 AltLd
with Asmus Norveslet
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ?/Jun/94 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/89 -
GaryK ?/Dec/88 AltLd O/S

A good route. The days were very short and we descended the normal route in the dark and a quite strong wind, which had been blowing all day. There was quite a lot of spindrift blowing around on the route.

with Andy Cave
GaryK ?/Dec/88 AltLd O/S
with Andy Cave
Hidden ?/Jan/79 -
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