Minus Three Gully*** IV 5
[Back and footing out of the cave onto the crux ice pillar of Minus three gully....a strenuous move!, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Robin Smith Legacy, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies, The Pinnacle.

Photo: Back and footing out of the cave onto the crux ice pillar of Minus three gully....a strenuous move! © Andrew Sloan
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 43 wishlists.

mark-abz - 2nd - 03/Mar/15 with Michael B, Matt S

gavmac - AltLd - 14/Feb/15

Quad - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Pete

Hidden - 11/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/14

With frank ( french meet) Paulo grobal and sonia
climber34neil - 10/Mar/14

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/14 with mike

4 pitches of full on climbing, every pitch was worth it ! great route, interesting descent too! still just enough to go at on third pitch, any thinner and i would be spicy as !!!!
connor - AltLd - 12/Apr/13 with willey

Full on Ben experience, plenty of spindrift, awkward descent and testing climbing on pitches 2 and 3.
LJKing - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/13 with Steve Melvin

Brucemacrosson - 06/Apr/13 with Ruth Love

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 01/Apr/13 with Mel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13

The easy climb after the -2 epic. Superb dry tool exit out the first roof with brilliant ice beyond. Not sure when this one was put up but it rivals any of the goulottes I've done in the alps, good steep ice with sketch belay points, awesome line...
RobCC - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Mike Lea

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/13

joeydurkin - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Andy w, Dave Gleave

Good route, the exit out of the cave is awkward but safe.
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with joey, dave g

A very stiff move out of the cave onto the ice pillar. IV,6 a more appropriate grade. A quality route in good condition.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Steve Grove

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Mar/13

mjsmith1973 - 2nd - 14/Mar/13 with Mike Pescod

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

great route, really enjoyed it
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 10/Mar/13 with frazzy4

DeanD - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Cliff lowther

Pete Graham - AltLd - Mar/13 with Ben Silvestre

an awkward icicle start to pitch 2 !
luckyjim - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with D Helm

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - 2011

Johann - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Scott Kirkhope

lachlan - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Bjorn

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

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Dec/09

Thin, backed off....nice though
farmus21 - 2nd dnf - Dec/09 with Ben Allsford, Tom Ripley

Hidden - 2009

Route was totally out of condition. Ab'ed from the first belay.
Big Lee - AltLd dnf - 01/Apr/06 with William Woodhead

Hidden - 2006

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/97

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/88

GaryK - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with 2BA

Guy - 2nd - 1987 with Mal Duff

Date approximate
Lone Rider - Solo - Feb/84

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