75m, 2 pitches. Originally known simply as: 'The Gully' and given a Moderate grade for non-frozen conditions. Ascend direct until the final steepening which is avoided on the left. If conditions permit, a direct finish up the steeper ground is enjoyable at about Grade II/III.

Ticklists: Puttrell's Progress, Scrambles in the Dark Peak (winter).

Whitmoreaa 07/Feb Solo O/S

2am climb, even with the soft powder was all easy, top out sketchy as had to dig through cornice

CharlieMack 06/Feb Solo O/S
with Col, PK
troybison 06/Feb Solo O/S

Good conditions (started at 7:30am), plenty of snow. Took the leftmost notch through the cornice.

Jake Young 06/Feb Solo rpt
keith leonard 06/Feb Solo
splat2million 05/Feb Solo

Somewhat slushy in the middle but the top and bottom were nicely frozen.

MaccMark 05/Feb Solo
augustus trout 05/Feb Solo O/S

Grade 1 did it with skis strapped to my back (bully for me) so no way grade 2.

paul_j_burgess 04/Feb Solo O/S

Odarkhundred (06:30 ish) start. Ice at the bottom, a bit sugary in the middle and frozen at the top. Fabulous sunrise. A bit of fun before heading of to the office politics for the day.

Jake Young 04/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Feb Solo O/S
Hoyes 03/Feb Solo O/S
with Colin N, Jason K, Alex S, Dave C, Mel M, Mark W, Rachel B
Scorbes 03/Feb AltLd O/S

Very soft snow,sliding off the grass to left. Dad exited on right.

Hidden 03/Feb Solo
Batt 03/Feb Solo O/S

With the Mynydd

Jake Young 03/Feb Solo rpt
ColdAndWet 02/Feb Solo

Small cornice. Exit rightwards.

Hidden 02/Feb Solo
Jimbo C 01/Feb Solo

Very soft snow pack. Lots of snow in the gully but getting thin on the grassy flank below the exit. Fun nonetheless.

with Will, Spiros
yorkshiresherpa 22/Jan Solo
A Crook 22/Jan Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths 22/Jan Solo

After work dark lark. Good fun.

with Dom, Adam
simon kimber 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Dec/14 Solo O/S

nice to get my winter kit out and have a play just up the road from my house:-)

sting 24/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/13 Solo β
philboy 11/Feb/13 Solo
LakesWinter 09/Feb/13 Solo
with Phil B
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Solo
Jimbo C 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Direct finish up the slightly steeper ground on the right. Felt closer to grade II like this.

Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
peachos 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Straight up the gully, ended up on the direct finish but pussied out as we didn't have any protection. Finished on the normal route. Semi-frozen ground but lots of snow from the night previous.

Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo
darlolad 23/Jan/13 Solo O/S
danceswithcats 23/Jan/13 Solo

nice and frozen at the top, bit ropey below the 2nd gully

mrginna 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S
with Wandy
Hidden 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S
bullybones 22/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S
kermit_uk 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Solo'd onsight, not really frozen, very powdery snow and turf very loose. Lovely dayout on the hill still.

with Steve Woolass
andy wa 22/Jan/13 Solo
sgl 22/Jan/13 Solo
with Bart
malc 21/Jan/13 Solo

Night time ascent

j.buckley87 20/Jan/13 -
Palmer 19/Jan/13 Solo

Frozen in places. distinctly shaley in others

mark stones 19/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
prycey 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
bullwinkle 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
jon59 18/Jan/13 Solo
simonscubadiver 17/Jan/13 Solo O/S


Hidden 17/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Stefan_Morris 16/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Beautiful sunrise just as I topped out

Benstar ?/Jan/13 2nd
marktrik ??/2013 -

done this a few times, very scetchy and as stated already, nothing is solid all the way up. took an easier finish at top, branched off left when i came to the solid rock (well its not solid). this was far to steep for the condition its in. summer asene, onsight.

eschaton 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

solo by headtorch night of 11th/12th. temps hovering just below freezing, patchy snow

with ste
barneythevelociraptor 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Solo by headtorch

Hidden 10/Feb/12 AltLd
blaza1 10/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 08/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/12 -
Jake Young 08/Feb/12 Solo rpt
pmurdy 08/Feb/12 Solo rpt
JamieSparkes 08/Feb/12 Solo O/S
samdenny 08/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Feb/12 Solo O/S
climber34neil 06/Feb/12 Solo

Good conditions high up and in gully

Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Mr. K 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
pete1993 05/Feb/12 Solo
Jake Young 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Dark Peak Paul 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Esoteric intro to winter climbing for my eldest daughter. Gully bed wet and loose but upper section well covered in poorly consolidated snow. Needs a good freeze.

SimonHolloway1 17/Dec/11 2nd O/S

very loose

with Matt Reynolds
climber34neil 06/Dec/11 Solo
RHarding 17/Jun/11 -
Spidermunkie 24/Dec/10 Solo O/S
greenclimb 23/Dec/10 Lead rpt
Jack Loftus 21/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 20/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Tom Lyons
Karlos 20/Dec/10 Solo
mark20 07/Dec/10 Solo rpt
bigdrew 07/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Mark R
ParkFace 07/Dec/10 Solo dnf
with Dan Ives, Tiffany Littler, Rob Stordy
Lxaddison 06/Dec/10 Solo O/S

First winter climb ever :) Went to the left of gully, as there was more snow aswell as a steeper finish!

with Paul Addison
Dizz 05/Dec/10 Solo
with spike
mark20 04/Dec/10 Solo O/S
pmurdy 03/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Ollie B 03/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Moved together up it all

with P.Murdy
Dan_S 03/Dec/10 Solo O/S
alancash100 ?/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Solo
mikenewman 15/Jan/10 AltLd

Got in just before the thaw in spite of road closures :-) Temperature was slightly higher than I would have liked in spite of it being a night ascent (which I would recommend every time). This climb, in spite of its relative ease, is pure magic for those who can't access N Wales or the Lakes, hence my third trip (1979, 2006, 2010). As I was climbing with someone on their first snow climb I took several axe belays which impressed me if no one else.

Lusk 15/Jan/10 Solo O/S
mark20 13/Jan/10 Solo O/S

White out, so not actually sure if we went up the gully! Felt about I though, needs a bit more consolidation, it's getting there.

tiga271 13/Jan/10 Solo

Couldn't see a lot - think it was the Gulley !

with mark20
donkster 12/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with crooko
Somerset swede basher 11/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Ranson
Guy 10/Jan/10 Solo

Skinned in to the base then skis on back for the climb. Wind was howling and catching the skis which made it interesting. The descent was fun.

Dan G 10/Jan/10 2nd

Winter conditions. Strong winds, alot of powder.

with Stuart MacLean
robblowen 10/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Krissy
Graeme Hammond 09/Jan/10 Solo rpt

with skis this time, took an earlier exit left at the top this time, but then went right onto steap but frozen choss, which was made harder with the skies, but a good decent down in good powder :)

frankcp87 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Great fun! Very straight forward, took the steepest exit to make it a bit more exciting. :-)

Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S
ed woods 08/Jan/10 Solo
with Adam
Hidden 08/Jan/10 Solo β
thedanwhalley 08/Jan/10 Solo

great little climb, interesting at the top section, a good day out if you add back tor to your route.

Botion 07/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Storm Hunter 07/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Good fun, novelty to Get Axes out in England for me. Was nowhere for gear even if we had taken it.

Hidden 06/Jan/10 -
Timo Austino 05/Jan/10 Solo

never thought I'd do a peak winter route not least one with avalanche debris and a cornice!

Hidden 04/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S

good conditions

Hidden ??/2010 AltLd O/S
Craig Howes 30/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Tim
thrutch 30/Dec/09 -
simon1965 26/Dec/09 Solo

Nice thing to do on Boxing day to work off a few pounds. Snow was soft and whole route short and easy but in the Peak it warms the winter blues.

Brown 24/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with John
Marq 23/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Mattyk 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Got a warthog in... Had to use old crampons which i had lent to somebody previosuly and not resized so they were about 3 sizes too small for my boot.. strapped em on tight... they finally gave up as i stepped over the top. great fun in a 6:30 mission from Leeds

with Duncan B, Dominick Spracklen
Hidden 22/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/09 2nd
greenclimb 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
sadams 22/Dec/09 Solo

Head torch ascent, with moonlight backup. Direct finish which added a bit of spice

with Eric Hildrew
smithaldo 22/Dec/09 Solo
with mark j, TonyM
Hidden 21/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Sankey 07/Feb/09 Solo

Frozen enough to make it fun, but not much snow, mainly worth it for view and situation

with Andy E
andyebbens ?/Feb/09 Solo
with Steve E
Ben Wolstenholme ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Nicos 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
LakesWinter ?/Jan/04 Lead

An early morning jaunt before work.

with Curly and Wagg
bullybones ??/2004 -
marcoleptic ??/2004 Solo
with Ben
DerwentDiluted 05/Jan/02 Solo
Iain Thow 23/Feb/99 Solo

Done many times with several finishes, usually in dark on the way home from work. Most fun without a torch by the light of the cement works - makes the face seem huge! One night after a big thaw (17.3.06) it grew a 50m streak of excellent water ice, gone by morning & never seen it since.

dodders ?/Jan/98 Solo
with Dick Hargreaves
RichardP ?/Feb/93 AltLd O/S
with Steve Massey, Ric Cummins
nickcanute ??/1990 Solo
Pete Pozman 26/Feb/86 Solo O/S

At night by moonlight

with Mark Gray, JC, John Byrne
charlesmfrench ??/1985 Solo O/S

Not sure when or who with. Possibly someone from the Boots MC.

andy tetsill ?/Jan/84 Solo
Hidden 22/Nov/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/Dec/81 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Dec/81 Solo
Nigel Bond 03/Feb/79 Solo
Chris Ellis 24/Dec/78 Solo
with Roy Hobson, Dave Crookes
Pedro50 16/Jan/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 09/Jan/77 Solo
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