North Gully* III
[2009 Lurchers Crag  North Gully Top Pitch, 2 kb]240m. A broad gully at the North end of the crag. The short ice steps that provide the interest are interspersed with easier terrain. Good rock belays.

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This climb is in 93 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Not much snow about but plenty of usable ice all the way up, the grade 4 right branch is not touching down but can be turned on the right. The left branch ice pitch is 25m and currently grade 4.
jon59 - Lead - 24/Feb/15

Meinertzhagen - 2nd - 24/Feb/15 with Jon Evans

First Grade III lead, very enjoyable with fairly good weather, started a bit late so walked off in the dark. Bit soft in places but good ice found higher up.
ADConway - AltLd - 16/Feb/15 with David Bowler

Tom F Harding - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Sam Collins

Top section only
sheelba - AltLd - 16/Feb/15

danex - AltLd - Feb/15

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 24/Jan/15

gripped01 - Lead - 24/Jan/15 with Alaistar Nicol, Andy Hughes

After some confusion, definitely climbed this gully. Although melty some great climbing with a couple of pitches around IV, and in the sun!
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Ali

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15

martinbettridge06 - Lead - Jan/15 with david harvey

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jan/15

Fairly straight forward fall due to being belayed on an Italian hitch
david harvey - 2nd dog - Jan/15 with martin

JHolland - Lead - 08/Apr/14

More like grade IV nick
JSWatson - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with Colin Lambton

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/14

alan.rodger - AltLd - 28/Feb/14 with gerhard mors

Hidden - 28/Feb/14

morsg - AltLd - 28/Feb/14 with Alan Rodger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14

Melting low down with running water below some of the ice. Top pitch is still good.
joeydurkin - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Jen

OwenF - AltLd - 22/Feb/14 with Calum

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14

Good conditions, solid ice and neve all the way. Just a bit windy. 45mins for the route
robgixer - Solo - 21/Feb/14

guy757 - 12/Feb/14

Jo sumner - 2nd - 12/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/14

Lots of snow making it hard work, the ice was good when you found it and the gear took some finding.
jon59 - Lead - 10/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/14

Hidden - 07/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/14

finished up LH branch; good conditions higher up
morsy - AltLd - 25/Jan/14 with peter berwick

andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/14 with Bob Wilson

Finished direct up the left hand branch at around grade 4 at the top.
Pete23 - AltLd - 25/Jan/14 with Stephen Mors

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 18/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jan/14

aimees - 2nd - 02/Jan/14 with Daniel Pollard, Jon

Hidden - 2014

Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Col

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Chris

Robertgiddy - Lead - 15/Feb/13

IJHunt - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13 with Fiona

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Feb/13

DundeeDave - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with Ephraim

First time on proper ice. Good fun all the way up, took the right hand branch which was steep although short.
Sutty22 - 2nd - 07/Feb/13 with Rocio, Claire Roff

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 07/Feb/13 with C Sutcliffe, R Siemens

Jobbo - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/13 with Matt Carwardine

Good climb and good conditions. Left branch.
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Dave Riley

Fat blue ice on the steep bits, powder over ice on the easy bits. Crux pitch fantastic, quite sustained with an ice umbrella at the top - awesome!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Dave Marshall

magik_bob - 2nd - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/13

im pretty sure i did north gully as im pretty sure i did central the other day, but there seams to be some confusion as to which gully is which
Webster - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/12

Just enough ice, good belays but no good screw runners, 3 pitches middle one on snow, nice route, very easy for a grade 3.
Spudt - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/12

steev - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Fran, Manjoe

Three fun ice pitches, not very steep. Busy!
timday - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/12

abbeywall - AltLd - 05/Feb/12 with K

guy757 - Solo - 23/Jan/12

nowler - AltLd - 18/Dec/11 with j.richards

Brucemacrosson - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Simon Opit

Excellent icy conditions. Left hand finish.
niall_mac - AltLd - 12/Dec/11 with am_bodach

Great conditions and lots of ice!
am_bodach - AltLd - 12/Dec/11 with Niall Maclachlan

took left hand exit, final ice pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 10/Jan/11 with mark20

Dad led the LH finish
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jan/11

david morse - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11 with katie

Good climb in awesome condition, nice ice pitches throughout with consolidated snow gullies in-between. At the top took the right branch then cut back left for the final ice pitch.
jon59 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/11

KevB - AltLd - 04/Jan/11 with Jon Evans

Enjoyed this one. Took the right hand option, the steep & spicy step, then went back left to take in the fun ice fall at the top of the left branch.
Ander - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Ander

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Did left branch due to avalanche risk on slope above right. Lots of spindrift.
joeydurkin - Lead - 26/Dec/10 with Russ Holeman

Crowley6969 - 26/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/10

samtho - 2nd O/S - Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Yourlead - AltLd - 01/Feb/09 with Graham Penny

windy but beautiful. Made the crag in 1.30hrs. Took right fork with a spicy grade 4 step rather fragile.
French Erick - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Dave Kerr

joeydurkin - 2nd - 03/Jan/09 with Hightower, Tim

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Joey, Tim

stokesrees - AltLd - 12/Jan/07 with Peter Mackenzie

Led all but P3. Epic descent late and in whiteout conditions!
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/06 with Mike Hams

stokesrees - AltLd - 05/Feb/06 with Simon Opid

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/00

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - 1998

with partner ?
nickdonohue - Lead - 26/Feb/96

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/84

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