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[Nearing the top of North Castle Gully II. Ben Nevis., 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Nearing the top of North Castle Gully II. Ben Nevis. © keith hal
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo dnf - 25/May/13

Good snow cover not great quality though, walls were running water. Currently at I for the most part with a little ice step of II near the top which is unprotected. Managed to drop my bag just before the top which then proceeded to slide the entire 230m of the Gully and stop at the fork between both North and South Gullies. A long detour down the shoulder of Carn Dearg and a walk up the Red Burn path and back into the main gully reunited us, made for an interesting day.
Nath93 - AltLd - Mar/13

Climbed the Castle Gullies after backing off Raeburn's Buttress. Made a long day, walked off by moonlight. (No need for headtorches until we reached the forest!)
Monkey_Alan - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Tom Starks

Straightforeward and tiring! Only one ice step at top chokestone. Finished to the right at the top for variety,soft before the plateau.
tomshanti - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Alan Blanchflower

Found the gully to be banked out with Deep snow 4-6feet of powder. Decided against climbing due to avalanche risk
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead dnf - 09/Feb/13 with Olivia Neal, Luke Cullum, Greta Ferloni

lcullum7 - Lead dnf - 09/Feb/13 with Joe Rudin, Olivia Neal, Greta Ferloni

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 13/Jan/13

Moved together. One chockstone step a bit thin which made for an interesting pitch of mixed climbing.
Bob1984 - 12/Jan/13 with Andrew Broadway, Simon Taylor

Took advantage of the low avalanche risk. Upper chockstone step was a bit thin which made for an interesting pitch of mixed climbing. Seemed harder than II in the conditions.
andybroadway - AltLd - 12/Jan/13 with Bob Wilson, Simon Taylor

Chockstone was exposed, which involved moves of tech 4 to bypass.
Ken Applegate - Solo - 10/Mar/12 with Hannah Evans

keith hal - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Iain Mckenzie

jdgaventa - AltLd - 12/Feb/12

chris smith - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/12

JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/12

peter fetlar - AltLd - Feb/12 with luke kenny, julie

Ski descent
hcreber - 2012

dannymoo99 - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Tom Shooter

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/11

steven - Solo - 05/Mar/11 with Geoff Graham, Dave Ryder

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/11

Descent
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 22/Feb/11

Hidden - 21/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/11

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/11

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/11 with Steve Farmer, Mark Beecher

Simul climbed
Marq - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/11 with Steve Farmer (HMC - CIC), Jon Moulding

Swam up it, the chockstone boulder had very little ice, Very powdery snow.
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Sam, Eddy

Timo Austino - Solo - 06/Mar/10

pitched for an easy day out
maxots - 11/Feb/10 with MARCUS

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/10

soloed all of it except moving over the bulge. Snow very deep and powdery. The belay from remus at the top was near useless if it had been tested.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Remus Knowles

Looking quite bare at the top.
Poco Loco - Lead - 19/Feb/09 with Richard Roberts

mortimea - AltLd - 23/Mar/08 with Greg Richards, Mark Adamson

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Mar/08

kjbix - Solo - 2007 with Gary Caswell

Captain Solo - Solo - 25/Feb/06

easers - Solo - Apr/05 with Stuart

Lone Rider - AltLd - Feb/76

In company with J Grieve
David Smith - Solo - Apr/60

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, hydraulicwave, Doogleman

Voting
Total votes cast 6
hard II/III0 of 3
II/III0 of 3
easy II/III0 of 3
hard II0 of 3
II0 of 3
easy II0 of 3
hard I/II3 of 3
I/II0 of 3
easy I/II0 of 3
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Style of ascent

Soloed15 of 41 (36.6%)
Lead6 of 41 (14.6%)
Followed4 of 41 (9.8%)
Alt Leads12 of 41 (29.3%)
Unknown4 of 41 (9.8%)

'Climbed'26 of 41 (63.4%)
clean O/S10 of 41 (24.4%)
clean rpt1 of 41 (2.4%)
dnf4 of 41 (9.8%)