Great Gully** II
[Below the second crux section of Great Gully., 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Below the second crux section of Great Gully. © Brian Pollock
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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

First winter route of the year bagged. Was a very good climb. Probably still a bit mild for it though. No frozen turf or snow! Was in good early season mixed condition with lots of gear available. But if you were only leading II you would have got shock I think, i felt like III in current condition. Calum completed first pitch and opted for the option through the hole and into the small cave. I enjoyed the tricky middle moves and took the right hand fork close to the top as it looked more of an interesting few moves to finish. All in a nice situation and good enough route!!
010paw - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/14 with calum mcphee, Andy Watt

olekemi - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/14

warmer than forecast so ended up on this. good to do something anyway.
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/14 with Andy

Consolation route, buttresses not frozen.
Andy Moles - AltLd - 28/Feb/14 with Ferdia

Nibs - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Dave

First day of week in Scotland. On way up to Fort William stopped off to fit a route in. Turf not yet frozen and hence first step was more awkward than anticipated! Otherwise a very pleasant climb.
Jeavsy - 2nd - 08/Feb/14 with Matt Swannell

calumhicks - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/14

swmackey - AltLd - 04/Feb/14 with Chris Cookson

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/14

robblowen - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13

wheelsucker - Solo - 29/Mar/13

A bit bare; powdery snow with the boulders bare. II seems a bit harsh in those conditions.
aldo56 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/13

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/13

Brian Pollock - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/13

This looked ok from the bottom but there turned out to be a lot of loose powder, which was very unpleasant! With a bit more, consolidated, snow this would be very good. Turf was frozen, though. Definitely harder than II in current conditions and the guidebook was not lying about awkward moves at the start and middle!
Katherine Ross - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Daniel Tait

By the through route start. Tricky little step half way.
furbrow - Solo - 20/Jan/13 with Bruce McC

captain - 2013

Paterson12 - 2nd - 2013

Ross Young - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rubi HWUMC

crookachili - Solo - 19/Feb/12 with Ross Young

Willismorris - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/12 with euanryan

Great climb, done in 2 pitches, impressive bridging from willis on the first rocky step!
euanryan - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/12 with Willis

morsy - 10/Dec/11 with alan rodger

alan.rodger - AltLd - 10/Dec/11 with stephan mors

shugsan - 10/Dec/11

Very soggy
clams - Lead - Dec/11 with Toby

Bob1984 - Solo - 15/Jan/11

Found this one much harder than Chockstone Gully. It took me embarrassingly long though until I realized I have to go through the hole in the back.
johannes - Solo O/S - 08/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/10 with Phil Jennings

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/10 with Ally Rocke

Not ideal conditions. Nice day but snow was thin and turf not completely frozen. Tough start over first boulder. Novice 'threaded the needle' to get over the first boulder. I led the second boulder which was quite hard as well. The rest just powdery snow. Hard given the conditions (grade 2 probably). Would be good (but easy) if lots of consolidated snow. Had originally started up Maclays crack but bailed due to no frozen turf.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/10 with Novice

Hidden - 2010

lovely climb, my first winter route.
K_MacLeod - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Taba

Very hard as not enough snow/ice at the start.
r@bag - 2nd - 06/Feb/09 with Masa Sakano

First grade II for Laurence. Unfortunately the initial wall was thin, and I had to use 2 axes (one of them being just a walking axe, which I regretted) and torquing... Grade III/IV in this condition. Laurence had a massive struggle there in seconding.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Laurence D

Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/09

thin conditions more like a grade three than a 2
endless winter - AltLd rpt - 06/Dec/08 with Helen Rushby

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Nov/08

Very thin at the moment, the turf was not frozen and not enough snow, still got up it with a few curses.
endless winter - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/08 with Martin Riddell

abbeywall - AltLd - 12/Jan/08

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jan/08

Think this was the climb we did (no guidebook - just found our way up). Big boulder at the bottom - crawled through wee hole, then a good snowy gully broken by one short rocky pitch. Steep snow at the top. Good bucket-seating and awesome moving together through blizzard conditions to the North and Main summits, on which we were rewarded with sunshine and the only views of the day.
jameswbrae - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08 with Sam Cowie & Robert Norman

jfmchivall - Solo - 24/Jan/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/05

oscaig - AltLd - 2000 with Steve Reeves

A moonlite ascent
Yourlead - AltLd - 19/Dec/99 with Graham Penny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/99

Yourlead - Solo - Feb/86 with Kevin Doyal, Philip Harnden, Donald Williamson

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