Cave Gully*** III 4
[Approaching the spider, 1 kb]

Rockfax Description
A brilliant route, but one that can have a problematic middle pitch in soft snow conditions
1) 2, 45m. Follow the deep gully to a belay beneath an overhang
2) 4, 20m. Battle past the overhang via a steep groove on the left and continue to a cave
3) 2, 60m. Climb leftwards from the cave belay to gain easier ground and the ridge. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Approaching the spider © robblowen
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Nice, plastic water-ice on the crux by the cave. Didn't feel like tech 4.
Pete_Frost - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13

suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with clams

Middle pitch (my lead) desperate but good fun! Never done those moves before!
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with megan

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Michael Stephenson

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

Jillybean - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Dan Butler

mikeyjbs - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with mike moss

clams - Lead - Feb/13 with NB

frost - Solo - 13/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Dec/12

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/12 with Paul Beacall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Fantastic route!!!
robblowen - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/11 with John

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

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11

Thin on the crux, involved 2 axe pull up as restricted to the confines of the corner. Gear good.
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 03/Jan/11 with Ian Owen

Hidden - 2011

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/10

rob k - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with J Gorman

George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Roger

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with George

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/10

Jedi Soloed. Cracking route in good nick.
freemanTom - Solo - 06/Mar/10 with Jurgen

Hidden - Solo - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/10

Nice but for all the wind and spindrift. Ice pretty thin.
willson - AltLd - 23/Feb/10 with Wills, ben

Soloed up to small over hang, Diccon lead to cave, I then lead to top. Conditions lean ice with 2cm of fresh snow on top, we were the 1st party up the route since the snow had fallen, the cornice was 2m high.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Diccon Proctor

Lean low down with thin iced rock at the small overhang (definetly solid IV+ in that nick)with a mix of good and poor snow ice above. Soft and powdery at the top, no cornice to speak of, just a small lip.
Jules_odor - AltLd - 18/Feb/10

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

BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Daniel Wong

Hidden - Solo - 22/Mar/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/05

Hidden - Mar/04

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/96

michael burrows - Solo - 02/Apr/96 with richard parry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/94

Hard exit from the cave on water ice.
bms - 2nd - Feb/91 with BCS

5 routes in a day & this was the best. Had to jam the pick over a jammed nut as the ice was rather thin on the crux!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jan/91 with John Hynes

I soloed this with my left wrist in plaster.
ChrisJD - Solo - 13/Dec/87

Nick Biven - Solo - 08/Mar/86

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/86 with ian nettleton

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/83

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Jamie Skelton, adamre12, Fatmanscoop, Paul Collins, CM1992, iksander, PanzerHanzler, Ewan Russell, Joss, Mike Parker

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