Sinister Gully** III 4
[sinister gully, 2 kb]220m, 4 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Absolutely fantastic! Excellent ice and really interesting climbing all the way up
Sarah Black - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Paul Black

ice pitch was in great condition - superb
Ian Dunbar - AltLd - 08/Feb/15 with Mike Davies, Phil Hall

lost.arrow - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/15 with Stu Sherwood

Felt scary for the steep bit but was over quite quickly and the conditions were good.
dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/15

Soloed till the steep ice (Nigels lead), roped for 3 pitches, then moved together at the top.
emlynroberts - AltLd - 06/Feb/15 with Nigel Milner

Reasonably good condition. A quiet day in the cwm too.
Dave Rumney - 01/Feb/15

Nick Biven - Solo - 2014 with Rich Whitwell

Great day out in Alpine Conditions. Crux led by PS was stiff for a 3. Led other pitches.
malc - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Paul Scott, Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/13

Insufficient ice on lower section
Ander - AltLd dnf - 31/Mar/13 with Death trip Beddard

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

JamesM - AltLd - 07/Jan/11

Nevis_Ben - AltLd - 27/Apr/10 with Olly Giles

Ice pitch very steep to start but soon relented. Wonderful weather & conditions.
bms - AltLd - 09/Mar/10 with DW

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/10

Great view at the top across to Snowdon.
Rampikino - Solo - 06/Mar/10 with Phil Ralfs, Paul Cubbins

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Philip Ralfs, Mat Dowsett

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

Didn't actually Do Sinister as was busy, did gully to the right we monikered Very Sinister Gully. Worth about III, Jedi soloed first by Jurgen, just as it it was started to get really interesting a crab attached to a rope dangled by me. It would be of been churlish to the extreme not to clip it. Cheers Jurgen
freemanTom - 06/Mar/10 with Jurgen

nickcanute - Lead - 05/Mar/10 with alan taylor

bullybones - Solo - 05/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/10

Very good conditions. Soloed to main pitch. Then roped to top. Main pitch was steep to start but soon eased off.
Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - 14/Feb/10 with Phil Moore

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

solod up to crux pitch,excelent neve solid placements, pitched another 2 pitches and then to the top, downby the pyg track
michael burrows - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/10 with margaret

Lallylandslider - 2nd - 07/Feb/10 with michael burrows

Soloed up to the ice pitch. Good build up of ice, but had suffered from the thaw. The steep start was fine, but the as the angle backed off the ice made a booming sound when you kicked it. Ice maybe 4 inches thick, but detached from rock behind. Not worth putting any screws in. Well defined gully above before the open snow slopes.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Mark B

chalk monster - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Karlos

Hidden - Solo - Feb/10

Soloed up to main pitch, Jon lead that, then alternate leads to top. Main pitch was thin.
Sankey - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Jon

Soloed up to the main pitch. I led this (thin but there), C led the last pitch. Then loads of nice neve to the top. Descent via Crib Goch.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Carmen

Soloed up to the main pitch. Good effort from Clare. I led this, i thought it ok but ice was bit cruddy for screws so didn't bother(ok for axes) to a solid belay just over the top. Then lots of snow plodding up gully and open slopes to top out in sunshine on ridge - wonderful. Descent via Crib Goch.
lithos - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Clare Usher

jshields - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Steve Ebbens

Bit thin but still some ice and snow to be found - dident need to rope up
Tom_Harding - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/10

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10 with nathan paxton

Soloed the approach pitches. Tim led the hard iced chimney and took turns running the rope out over the easy ground above.
NathanP - 2nd - 10/Jan/10 with Tim Newton

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with James D

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/10

Slow climb with lots of people on route. Topped out 5.30, got back to car at 9.30.
Rick Ashton - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Pamela Holt

Pitch 3 was not complete so we traversed off into Parsley Fern.
Brian Wilderspin - Lead dnf - 08/Jan/10 with Tony Clifford

Climbed first two pitches before abseiling off on a snow bollard very interesting....
paulharmer - 2nd - 02/Jan/10 with Vernon Bayliss

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10

Lenny - 28/Dec/09 with Gary T

garythomas - AltLd - Dec/09 with Leon Winchester

bms - AltLd - 09/Feb/09 with BCS

Soloed to ice pitch. Looked thin but had a go anyway. Traversed in from flake on left, but only got up another 6 foot before bottling it. Belayer frozen, so abbed off.
Karlos - Lead dnf - 08/Feb/09 with Ian Archer

Free helicopter ride home thanks helping with a rescue :)Wild day :)
sebrider - AltLd O/S - Feb/09 with Dan Walker

Met fellow solo-er and decided to tackle Sinister. Rope tied around waist, no harness, one ice screw and one nut for belay. '4' pitch steep and tough for a III. Partner did not follow so soloed rest of route drowning in spindrift.
philhilo - Lead O/S - Feb/09

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/09

Mike Parker - AltLd - 12/Dec/08 with Dan Parker & James Ayre

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08

Phil Jennings - 2nd O/S - Jan/08 with Tom Nichols

IOAN D - Lead - 04/Mar/06 with andrew (Tony)

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/05

Woody63 - Solo - 04/Mar/05 with Dave W

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 25/Feb/01 with John Isaard

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 29/Dec/96 with Duncs

Martyn - 2nd O/S - Mar/96

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/95

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/94

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/93

frost - Solo - Jan/92

ChrisJD - Solo - 12/Jan/91

AB1965 - 10/Jan/90

Hidden - Solo - 1990

and ian nettleton
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/86 with jim kite

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/86 with jim kite, ian nettleton

oldmanofmow - Feb/58

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