Minus Two Gully*** V 6
[Kenny leading pitch 2 of Minus 2 Gully, 3 kb]**** in SMC Guide

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Photo: Kenny leading pitch 2 of Minus 2 Gully © Peter Milner
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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 44 wishlists.

Thin pitch one and very slushy today.
Robertgiddy - Lead - 03/Apr/15

Some sections were thin, and lots of the ice was rotten. There was a lot of snow on the upper section of NE Buttress.
rufus.duits - Solo - 02/Apr/15

First pitch thin. Great nick after step left.
Adam Long - AltLd - 25/Mar/15 with Richard Barson

tjmillen - AltLd - 21/Mar/15 with Jenny, Ian

Thin first pitch, great thereafter
JWrighty - 2nd - 21/Mar/15 with Tmillen, IanArm

Great route. Thin at the bottom
arose - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/15 with Donald Paterson, Graham Dawson

Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/15

say it again .... best route on the Ben?
phil64 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/15 with matt dean

greglad - Mar/15

Thin and quite bold first pitch but superb climbing. Rest of the route was in perfect condition with chewy ice and first time placements all the way. Right hand exit chimney. Two 60m abs down NE Buttress, one 60m ab down Slingsby's Chimney. Tat in place but not that easy to find!
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/15 with graham boistelle

Misha - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Nic

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15

Led evens
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/15 with Pete Harrison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/15

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/15

Lead first and last pitches. Great route.
MonkeyDawson - AltLd O/S - 2015 with Donald Paterson, Ali Rose

adie84 - 29/Mar/14

johnrich - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Mike Pescod

wheelsucker - AltLd - 09/Apr/13 with Daf Morris

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/13

Grate climb, right hand finish and up NE Buttress
Dougbart - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with TIm

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13

machars - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Bjorn Verduijn

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Alan Barnes

Did most of this 29 March 2013 before one of the lads fell and broke a leg. Led first three 60 meter pitches then abseiled off. Pretty serious. Pretty stellar. Unbelievable this got sent in 1959 on that old junk, fekkin world class ascent that were...
RobCC - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/13

wheelsucker - 2nd dnf - 19/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 19/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/13

Brilliant with plenty of quality climbing and lots more actual ice than many other Vs. Thinning in places. Finished up NEB for the full experience. Led pitches 2, 4 (intermediary ice-screw belay) and a shorter than expected 6.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Willie

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/13

Uisdean hawthorn - 09/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/13

Brilliant climb, favourite winter climb so far. First pitch was thin, ice was good on the other pitches. http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/gully-north-east-buttress
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with David Martinez Majo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/13

After orion direct. Great route, atmospheric start in a narrow chimney, nice icy traverse halfway, and then a cool ice pitch up at the top. Unbelieveably someone did a shit on the last belay ledge just before we arrived - RANK!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Murdo

finish up N.E buttress. Best route ive done on the ben!
jamesturnbull - AltLd - Feb/13 with rich howells

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/10

really good route - right hand fork on the upper section, finished up NE Buttress
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 12/Mar/10 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10

sadams - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Eric Hildrew

epic! route was in great nick, a bit thin in places but bomber all round. many cruxes all of which are harder than any of point 5. finished up north east buttress with a long traffic jam. 3rd winter route, badass lead from ben!
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Ben Hirst

Brilliant route! Finish up NE Butress taking in the mantrap and 40 foot corner for the full ***** experience!
rob1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Andrea Sales

Simon K - 2nd - 04/Mar/10 with Mike Pescod, AB

AB1965 - 2nd - 04/Mar/10

akhughes - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

sgl - AltLd - 24/Mar/08 with gaz

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with sam

innes - AltLd - 2008

barney_edin - 2nd - 18/Apr/06 with Joanna

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

Huge route for me. Finished in crap weather and abseiled back down the route in a torrent of melt water - Never Ever been colder.
Treadsoftly - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/01 with Mike Lates

Clasic route, bit too windy to continue up north east buttress. Minus 1 next!
Chad123 - Feb/01 with Greg Smith

superb route, especially the higher pitches. Finished up NE buttress.
nickdonohue - AltLd - Feb/01 with Mark McCarthy

great climbing up thinly iced slabs/chimneys. quality
Grezza - Lead O/S - Feb/99 with Paul E

Hidden - Feb/99

Nice route, Epic descent!
mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - 1991 with Con Higgins

Climbed in high winds and heavy snowfall, lots of spindrift avalanches - epic. descended N E Buttress to avoid summit storm conditions. Friends on Zero bivied at top of gulley and continued descent next day
uphillnow - AltLd - 09/Mar/90 with Al Bennett

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 09/Apr/89

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/88

GaryK - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with Paul Ayres

Bob - AltLd O/S - 1986 with R. Graham

Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 1985 with Duncan Bond

Gezzer - AltLd - 1984 with Max Rock

Hidden - Lead - Mar/83

Hidden - Solo - 1983

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