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Waterfall Gully* IV 4

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This climb is in 61 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Unethical ascent as used guides car park. Not in IV condition first pitch Very banked out. Mostly soft snow plodding. Mostly moved together with 60m of rope out and no runners. Textbook technique!
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 22/Feb/14 with Chris Coapes

Hidden - 22/Feb/14

so banked out at the moment but good
phil64 - Lead - 19/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead - Feb/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/13

Mr Messy - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/13 with Steve

1st pitch, abbed off.
MR1969 - 2nd - 20/Mar/13 with Darren

Alt led 2 pitches then ran away as slopes above hugely loaded. Absorbed down Gemini
andybrown114 - AltLd - 17/Mar/13 with Chris Evans, Ade Mellor

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Feb/13

Climbed initial ice field to snow ramp and then abseiled down.
2010_graham - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Olle K

Adam T - 2nd - 14/Feb/13 with Max, Susie

Brillant day. Great view on Gemini. Finish on Ledge Route. http://youtu.be/YjJSmNWFFvQ
sacdenouilles - AltLd - 12/Feb/13 with J F Philippe

Epic, bloody long climb going from the base of the crag to the plateau. Topped out in the dark with gale force winds.
Jonny Nick - AltLd - 11/Feb/13

Start well stepped out, worth continuing to the top of route for the scenery.
Captain Solo - Solo - 10/Feb/13

Climbed the water ice pitches.
olekemi - Lead - 10/Feb/13 with Graham D, Mark G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/13

lberry - 2nd - 04/Feb/13

flett53 - 2nd - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - Feb/13

High winds on the tops meant looking for ice at low levels. We did the first pitch of Waterfall gully -good ice but a shower of water coming down from above us which then instantly froze. Abbed off and walked out with difficulty in strong winds.
Ann S - 2nd dnf - 30/Jan/13 with Scott Kirkhope MIC

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/13 with Philip Ralfs, Paul Beacall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/13

captain - 2013

cox - AltLd - 28/Dec/11 with mall

Recce'ed the Curtain but it far too thin so opted for Waterfall Gully. Snow & ice on first pitch was a bit soft and unstable with poor screw protection due to warm temperatures. Continued to top to gain Ledge Route.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Florian Urban

Nick led myself and craig. Abbed off before big slabby snow basin after difficulties.
Milesy - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Craig

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11

carpguru - 2nd - 26/Feb/11

Large piece of ice hit leader so bailed
squicky - 2nd dnf - 22/Feb/11 with Andy Turner, rg1976

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11

Led P1. Plenty of ice, but boomed a little when you kicked it. Stepping out round onto the slabby bit wasn't half as bad as it looked - a great sense of exposure. Explored up to the second pitch, but then retreated as far too windy to continue up onto the ridge. A short day but well worth the walk.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Chris Smith

chris smith - AltLd - 19/Feb/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Feb/11

First pitch on top rope via two variations. Quality ice!
monkeyman79 - TR O/S - 18/Feb/11 with Roger Mear, David Edmondson

DrJon - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/11 with Ed, Elen

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

luckyjim - AltLd - Apr/09 with D Helm

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/09

AB1965 - 15/Feb/09

nice route
sdawson1 - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with swifty

steven - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Simon Dawson

cragmanuk - 2009 with Andy Kipling

Hidden - 01/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/06

I led up the first pitch first of IV, 35m of steep water ace, very exciting. Dropped my bag as we had a bite to eat, it skited of down the gully and launched into the air, it was later recovered about 200m down. Russ didn't seam to like the first pitch, got very scared and wanted to retreat, so we abbed down. Great fun wish we could of finished the route as we'd done the hard bit.
andymoin - AltLd dnf - 19/Mar/06 with Russel Barbour

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 11/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/05

James B - Mar/04 with Phil

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/99

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 10/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/95

tlr - AltLd - Jan/95 with Nick

Good nick
David Smith - AltLd - 02/Feb/91 with Mike Gill

Did first pitch of Gemini, then looked at the thedirect on Waterfall before finishing up normal route.
Lone Rider - AltLd - 09/Feb/86 with John Christie

jcw - 1986 with Roger Everett

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Feb/84

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 61 (1.6%)
Lead10 of 61 (16.4%)
Followed16 of 61 (26.2%)
Toproped2 of 61 (3.3%)
Alt Leads24 of 61 (39.3%)
Unknown8 of 61 (13.1%)

'Climbed'41 of 61 (67.2%)
clean O/S16 of 61 (26.2%)
dnf4 of 61 (6.6%)