Central Gully 200m I***
Central Gully follows the line directly up the centre of the corrie. The start of the gully is enclosed and quite narrow, but higher up it opens into a wide and steep snowfield below the ridge linking both summits. It is quite normal for the gully to be heavily corniced, in which case the best line is to veer left and head for the summit cairn.
The gully takes reasonable snowfall to build up and shoukd be avoided late in spring or mild temperatures when there will be a significant avalanche hazard if there is still a large cornice over the top of the gully.
The direct descent is down either down the East or North-East ridges (the two ridges either side of the corrie).

A.E.Maylard, W.Brunskill, W.Douglas, J.Maclay Dec/1892

Susanj21 02/May Solo
NickBrown 02/May Solo O/S
with Susan
gman2012 21/Mar Solo

Avalanche debris & dodgy looking cornices.

danny269 18/Mar Lead

spring snow conditions (top few cms soft then firm, consolidated base) with icy patches within 100m of summit. Avalanche debris from previous few days at start of route and minimal, but regular cascade of ice-crystals and the very occasional small stone. Cornice was sufficiently frozen and there were three or four exit points which required minimal additional digging/tunnelling. Slump/fracture points noted on the summit crest up to 3m back from edge.

with Caya
Hidden 14/Feb Solo
Hidden 07/Feb -
Bonkers Dog 02/Jan Solo O/S
Scotty1736 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
fuzzysheep01 30/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Huw Davies, Bracken, Julie Taylor, Sandy Hennis, Pete Nielsen, Stewart Moody, Pierce Ferris
petern 30/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Solo
crispy 06/Apr/13 Solo
with Simon
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with Katharine
2010_graham 14/Mar/13 Solo O/S
dan_the_dingo 10/Mar/13 Solo
Timo Austino 27/Feb/13 Solo

a day trip from kendal - 4 hours car to car!

Hidden 23/Feb/13 Solo
droberts 23/Feb/13 Solo
with fergus roberts
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
punj 20/Feb/13 Solo
Ndawson 02/Jan/13 Solo dnf
Ahebden93 02/Jan/13 Solo dnf
SUColdo ?/Jan/13 Solo
with Abe
rob16 ??/2013 Solo
Jacks20 ??/2013 Solo
chris.mcmorris 17/Dec/12 Solo

Lots of deep snow towards the top but all very stable - a bit of a swim to the top! Amazing day though :)

Martin McKenna - UKC 04/Dec/12 Solo O/S
John McKenna 03/Dec/12 Solo
Dan 85 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with Tim
Andy Syme 26/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Little sparce in places but still well in condition. Great start to the year

with Pete Elliott
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Solo
johannes 04/Mar/12 Solo
davesa ?/Feb/12 Solo
pak.pako 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Lower part deep snow 30-40 cm on crust top side nice hard snow. Visibility bad low clouds (10-20m)

rossbeesley 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with Andrew Gilmore, Joe Macgregor, Euan Todd
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Lawrie Brand 15/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Cloud cleared 100m from the top, some great solid snow in the corrie..

Fiona Reid 14/Jan/12 Solo

Good snow all the way up, cornice no problem but quite steep topping out. Just a shame the 90% chance of cloud free Munros consisted of clag the whole day.

with Mike, Tim
Mike-W-99 14/Jan/12 Solo

Good conditions but in the clag all day.

with Fiona
check ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
graeme gatherer ?/Apr/11 -

ski descent

ladislav 26/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Snow damp and sticky, top cornice partially collapsed. Some melted avalanche debris near the bottom.

Hidden 26/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Feb/11 Solo
abbeywall 26/Feb/11 Solo
with ged, borderline, K, AC
ged3000 26/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Solo
kelliroberts3 02/Jan/11 Solo O/S
AG ??/2011 -
Hidden 20/Dec/10 Solo
Karlos 12/Dec/10 Solo

Snow complete from corrie floor to the summit. Snow had frozen well after the thaw, so followed easy bucket steps all of the way to the top. Topped out into wonderful sunshine.

Hidden 12/Dec/10 Solo
Gazlynn 01/May/10 Solo

Snow conditions no the best (slushy)

Hidden 01/May/10 Solo O/S
edsankey 21/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Climbed with Simon Mason. My first winter snow route using axes and crampons (borrowed). Excellent deep snow. Got a bit wary 100m or so from the top out, wasn't sure wether to rope up or not, but we just carried on front pointing. Can't wait for next season

edsankey 21/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Climbed with Simon Mason. My first winter snow route using axes and crampons (borrowed). Excellent deep snow. Got a bit wary 100m or so from the top out, wasn't sure wether to rope up or not, but we just carried on front pointing. Can't wait for next season

Only a hill 13/Apr/10 Solo
keith hal ?/Apr/10 Solo
with Iain Mckenzie
Hidden 10/Mar/10 Solo
stella1 20/Feb/10 Solo
Wanderer100 17/Feb/10 Solo
with Chas
TommSC 13/Feb/10 Solo
Bob.allan 20/Dec/09 Solo
oliverk 19/Dec/09 Solo
with Malcolm
barney_edin 18/Dec/09 Solo

Excellent conditions

Hidden 12/Dec/09 Solo
colin fagan 12/Dec/09 Solo
richardshoes 04/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Superb clear condtions. Steep towards the summit.

David Reid 20/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with David Jamieson
alan caldwell 06/Feb/09 Solo

Hard snow ice all the way. Andrew's first winter climb and first time wearing crampons.Took rope and too much gear none needed. Biked back on snow covered track under half an hour. Great day out.

with Andrew
stix ?/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Jan/09 Solo
Alex Hofmann ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Gustav 30/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Nick, Julia and Amy
morsy 19/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 12/Apr/08 Solo
wykealpha 05/Apr/08 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 24/Mar/08 Solo
with Jeanie
allyrocke 24/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Micheal, John
Hidden 23/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Feb/08 Solo
Will Smith 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 15/Feb/08 -
with Carmen, Rob, and Alan
Owen Meany 15/Feb/08 Solo
with Simon Fox
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Solo
whispering nic ?/Feb/08 Solo
with Wavy Dot
tubby two ?/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Yourlead 06/Apr/07 Solo

Climbed gully and after i hour pacing back and forward at the summit did Ski Decent (sid slipped the narrows & had to wait 5 mins for roped party to pass at botton of narrows) excellet forgiving spring snow.

Richie Rich 17/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Pete Colley
bawjaws 18/Feb/07 Solo O/S

Not a bad wee route, was all that was in nick in southern highlands.

with Dougie & Martin Riddell
Hidden 18/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/07 Solo
Adderbury Climber ?/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Roger Chamberlain, Jonathan Gunn
Couby ?/Jan/07 AltLd

Moving together

Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 04/Mar/06 Solo
Stephen Shaw 26/Feb/06 Solo
Stewart B 04/Feb/06 Solo O/S
with Karen McIntyre
Hidden 04/Feb/06 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/06 Solo
peteetheridge ?/Feb/06 Solo O/S
with Jim Heath, Darren Axe, Andy Mortimer
mortimea ?/Feb/06 Solo
with Pete Etheridge, Darren Axe, Jim Heath, James Perkins
Ross Barnes ?/Feb/06 -
Ian Robertson 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Got rope out for upper (steep) section - a bit necky with a single axe and bendy boots!

with Krystina Lotoczko
jamestheyip 17/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay, Bruce
dan cowley 27/Feb/05 Solo O/S

Nice and straight forward.

John Brayshaw 19/Feb/05 Solo O/S
with Jesse Bryant
andy hunter ?/Feb/05 Solo

gorgeous day. first time in crampons (hhmm). hard puff but stunning stuff.

with graeme w
abbeywall 23/Jan/05 Solo
abbeywall 23/Jan/05 Solo
with K
Captain Solo 22/Jan/05 Solo
thebat ?/Jan/05 Solo
Joe Nunn 19/Feb/04 Solo

great day - train to tyndrum - mtb to ben lui and a great grade I

with john dowens
lost.arrow 14/Feb/04 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
Hidden 01/Feb/04 -
tom.e ?/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/03 Solo
francois ?/Mar/03 Lead

Really nice route with an impressive finish for the grade. Long appraoch for just one route though.

with Lorna
French Erick 23/Feb/03 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/03 Solo
mav ?/Jan/03 Solo

date is an approximation

with bodach
tomkhoward ?/Feb/02 -
jonesieboy ??/2002 AltLd
sebastien ?/Mar/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/99 AltLd
LakesWinter 01/Jan/95 2nd

My first winter route ever with a Lochearnhead mountaineering party.

Simon Caldwell ?/Apr/94 Solo O/S
Dave Kerr ?/Jan/92 Solo
with Iain Martin
Yourlead 27/Apr/91 Lead
with Corinne Sanders
IanMcC 27/Jan/91 Solo
Colin Matheson ?/Feb/87 Solo
with Brown
Hidden 05/Jan/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
Hidden 20/Feb/81 Solo
alan.rodger ?/Mar/80 Solo
with francis jarvie, alistair ferrie, willie johnston, ian glen
rossn ?/Jan/78 Solo

First winter climb

with Dad
Peter Main 19/Feb/76 Solo

A superb misty day out alone,gully quite easy, snow sugery

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