Minus One Gully*** VI 6
[Murdo on the crux of Minus One Gully, 3 kb]**** in SMC Guide

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Ben Nevis Gully Climbs, Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies, 3 star Scottish winter, The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland.

Photo: Murdo on the crux of Minus One Gully © Adam Booth
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This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on 52 wishlists.

Led P1. Pete tried P2. Thin, not in.
Tom Livingstone - AltLd dnf - 12/Feb/15 with Pete Harrison

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Feb/15

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Mark Grist - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Helen harrison, Nick Allsop

Awesome- well worth the many years wait!
Alastair R - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Al Walker

radioshed - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with dave s

lean and amazing
David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Matt Craig

One of the best climbs on the mountain. Crux was lean but hooked out so probably average for grade. The 2 pitches after crux were superb, steady climbing in a great setting. My first winter climb on the minus face and a brilliant one at that (it was the 29th by the way Gary!)
Captain Solo - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Gary

Great climbing all the way. Stunning! With Jez Such
Jules C - 29/Mar/13

The best of the gully climbs on Ben Nevis. Excellent climbing in a stunning location. We even got some sunshine.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Ewan Lyons

Crux was in lean condition and hard, led in good order by Jeff. The rest of the route was pretty unrelenting. The full experience and probably the best climb I have done, well worth 4*.
jshields - AltLd - 28/Mar/13 with Jeff Ingman

ticking off dads bucket list of routes.
Ginger McGrath - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/13 with kevin mcgrath

innes - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Ralph

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/13 with tim millen

Led P1. P2 proved to be too much, abbed down after recovering ice axe. Awesome looking route though!
Poco Loco - AltLd dnf - 16/Mar/13 with Alastair

Crux was very thin, I fell near the top of the crux and didn't have it in me to lead it again so James went up and retrieved my axe before we retreated - http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/03/spanked-minus-one-then-vanishing-gully/
alastairbegley - AltLd dnf - 16/Mar/13 with James Pomeroy

tjmillen - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with Charlie

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/13

Uisdean hawthorn - 10/Mar/13

great crux lead on lean ice by John, warm & watery in places, fantastic in others, finish up north east... 4 stars indeed...............
manxclare - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with jon22

Well it was 15 years of wanting to do this one and over a week of knowing it was in but not being able to do it due to work and lack of partners. Was it worth the wait? Hell yeah! Superb varied climbing with steep,technical bridging, plenty of ice pitches and atmospheric grooves at the top. Mega Classic, favourite route on the Ben especially with the obvious ne buttress finish. Climbing it with the legendary Bart was also a pleasure!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with bartshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13

jon22 - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with manxclare

Pete Graham - AltLd - Mar/13 with Ben Silvestre

Smith42 - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Lindsay Yule

Great climb and great weather.
Ross Barnes - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with James

Stiff crux with 1 good screw. Hard to start as sugar not ice on L wall although once bridged not so stiff on the arms. Poor belays. Beautiful day/sunset.
davesykes - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Neil McAdie

Alan led the steepest pitch. Very good route in excellent condition. Crux took a (good) screw.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Alan

Fantastic day! Topped out at 8.30.
GPN - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Loz, Shaw Brown

Awesome route. Did this after queues on our intended objective, Orion Direct. This was way better, what a result! Thin ice on p2 and p3.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Murdo

In great condition plus a late start gave a nice moonlight finish up NEB.
Shaw Brown - 2nd - 22/Feb/13 with George North, Loz

adie84 - 2011

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Andy Inglis

jameshiggins - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Graham Briffett

Great line and climbing. Surprisingly serious.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with neil adams

fantastic day out in the sunshine!!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with ron dempster

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Mar/10

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with tris fox, mark mosgrove

Superb, despite the constant dowsing of ice and snow from folk on NE Buttress! Nice way to top out the Ben for the first time!
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

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

Bold, but best route I've done when working yet
akhughes - Lead O/S - Mar/10

MarkDavies36 - 2nd - Mar/10 with Richard Bentley

Simon Yearsley - AltLd - Mar/10 with Malcolm Bass

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/10

Very thin overall and especially for the feet on the side walls at the crux and at the second rock step (more like a 2nd crux with a wild overhang and committing move left). Tenuous and thin ice made for committing moves and small hooks, but easily the best gully line I have been on - Minus 2 next!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Neil Silver

Hidden - 2009

sgl - AltLd - 15/Apr/08 with tony

centurion05 - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/08

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Feb/88

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

Gezzer - AltLd - 1984 with Max Rock

Hidden - Solo - 1983

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