Mam Tor Gully I/II
[Tim on top traverse of Mam Tor Gully, 1 kb]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).

Photo: Tim on top traverse of Mam Tor Gully © Craig Howes
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This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

2am climb, even with the soft powder was all easy, top out sketchy as had to dig through cornice
Whitmoreaa - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/15 with Col, PK

Good conditions (started at 7:30am), plenty of snow. Took the leftmost notch through the cornice.
troybison - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/15

Jake Young - Solo rpt - 06/Feb/15

keith leonard - Solo - 06/Feb/15

Somewhat slushy in the middle but the top and bottom were nicely frozen.
splat2million - Solo - 05/Feb/15

MaccMark - Solo - 05/Feb/15 with James Williams

Grade 1 did it with skis strapped to my back (bully for me) so no way grade 2.
augustus trout - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/15 with Mark Pilling

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.
paul_j_burgess - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/15

Jake Young - Solo rpt - 04/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/15

Hoyes - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/15 with Colin N, Jason K, Alex S, Dave C, Mel M, Mark W, Rachel B

Very soft snow,sliding off the grass to left. Dad exited on right.
Scorbes - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 03/Feb/15

With the Mynydd
Batt - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/15 with James Hoyes

Jake Young - Solo rpt - 03/Feb/15

Small cornice. Exit rightwards.
ColdAndWet - Solo - 02/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/15

Very soft snow pack. Lots of snow in the gully but getting thin on the grassy flank below the exit. Fun nonetheless.
Jimbo C - Solo - 01/Feb/15 with Will, Spiros

yorkshiresherpa - Solo - 22/Jan/15

A Crook - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/15 with Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

After work dark lark. Good fun.
NeilGriffiths - Solo - 22/Jan/15 with Dom, Adam

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14

nice to get my winter kit out and have a play just up the road from my house:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/14

sting - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo β - 24/Mar/13

philboy - Solo - 11/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - Feb/13

Direct finish up the slightly steeper ground on the right. Felt closer to grade II like this.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13

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

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.
peachos - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Scott Stanley

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

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jan/13

darlolad - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/13

nice and frozen at the top, bit ropey below the 2nd gully
danceswithcats - Solo - 23/Jan/13

mrginna - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Wandy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13

bullybones - Solo - 22/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13

Solo'd onsight, not really frozen, very powdery snow and turf very loose. Lovely dayout on the hill still.
kermit_uk - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Steve Woolass

andy wa - Solo - 22/Jan/13

sgl - Solo - 22/Jan/13 with Bart

Night time ascent
malc - Solo - 21/Jan/13 with Paul Scott

j.buckley87 - 20/Jan/13

Frozen in places. distinctly shaley in others
Palmer - Solo - 19/Jan/13

mark stones - Solo - 19/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/13

prycey - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/13

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/13

jon59 - Solo - 18/Jan/13

Fun!
simonscubadiver - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/13

Beautiful sunrise just as I topped out
Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/13

Benstar - 2nd - Jan/13

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.
marktrik - 2013

solo by headtorch night of 11th/12th. temps hovering just below freezing, patchy snow
eschaton - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12 with ste

Solo by headtorch
barneythevelociraptor - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/12

blaza1 - Solo - 10/Feb/12 with Bo Robertson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/12

Hidden - 08/Feb/12

Jake Young - Solo rpt - 08/Feb/12 with Pete Briggs

pmurdy - Solo rpt - 08/Feb/12

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Jake Young

samdenny - 2nd - 08/Feb/12 with Colin Macalindin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/12

Good conditions high up and in gully
climber34neil - Solo - 06/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12

Mr. K - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12

pete1993 - Solo - 05/Feb/12 with Jake Young

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Pete Briggs

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.
Dark Peak Paul - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12

very loose
SimonHolloway1 - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Matt Reynolds

climber34neil - Solo - 06/Dec/11

RHarding - 17/Jun/11

Spidermunkie - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/10

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 23/Dec/10

Jack Loftus - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/10

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Tom Lyons

Karlos - Solo - 20/Dec/10

mark20 - Solo rpt - 07/Dec/10

bigdrew - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/10 with Mark R

ParkFace - Solo dnf - 07/Dec/10 with Dan Ives, Tiffany Littler, Rob Stordy

First winter climb ever :) Went to the left of gully, as there was more snow aswell as a steeper finish!
Lxaddison - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/10 with Paul Addison

Dizz - Solo - 05/Dec/10 with spike

mark20 - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10

pmurdy - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/10

Moved together up it all
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/10 with P.Murdy

Dan_S - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/10

alancash100 - Solo - Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/10

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.
mikenewman - AltLd - 15/Jan/10

Lusk - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/10

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.
mark20 - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/10

Couldn't see a lot - think it was the Gulley !
tiga271 - Solo - 13/Jan/10 with mark20

donkster - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/10 with crooko

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/10 with Ben Ranson

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.
Guy - Solo - 10/Jan/10

Winter conditions. Strong winds, alot of powder.
Dan G - 2nd - 10/Jan/10 with Stuart MacLean

robblowen - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/10 with Krissy

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 :)
Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 09/Jan/10

Great fun! Very straight forward, took the steepest exit to make it a bit more exciting. :-)
frankcp87 - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Jamie Greig

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/10

ed woods - Solo - 08/Jan/10 with Adam

Did after direct on way back
dunnyg - Solo β - 08/Jan/10

great little climb, interesting at the top section, a good day out if you add back tor to your route.
thedanwhalley - Solo - 08/Jan/10

Botion - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/10

Good fun, novelty to Get Axes out in England for me. Was nowhere for gear even if we had taken it.
Storm Hunter - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/10

Hidden - 06/Jan/10

never thought I'd do a peak winter route not least one with avalanche debris and a cornice!
Timo Austino - Solo - 05/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/10

good conditions
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

Craig Howes - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/09 with Tim

thrutch - 30/Dec/09

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.
simon1965 - Solo - 26/Dec/09

Brown - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/09 with John

Marq - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/09

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
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/09 with Duncan B, Dominick Spracklen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Dec/09

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/09 with Sarah

Head torch ascent, with moonlight backup. Direct finish which added a bit of spice
sadams - Solo - 22/Dec/09 with Eric Hildrew

smithaldo - Solo - 22/Dec/09 with mark j, TonyM

Hidden - Solo - 21/Dec/09

Frozen enough to make it fun, but not much snow, mainly worth it for view and situation
Sankey - Solo - 07/Feb/09 with Andy E

andyebbens - Solo - Feb/09 with Steve E

Ben Wolstenholme - Solo - 2009 with John Roberts (JR)

Nicos - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with rich mansfield

Hidden - Lead - Jan/04

bullybones - 2004

marcoleptic - Solo - 2004 with Ben

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 05/Jan/02

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.
Iain Thow - Solo - 23/Feb/99

dodders - Solo - Jan/98 with Dick Hargreaves

RichardP - AltLd O/S - Feb/93 with Steve Massey, Ric Cummins

nickcanute - Solo - 1990

At night by moonlight
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/86 with Mark Gray, JC, John Byrne

Not sure when or who with. Possibly someone from the Boots MC.
charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1985

andy tetsill - Solo - Jan/84

After a night time failure on Blue John Rib
steveb2006 - Solo - 22/Nov/83 with Richard Carter, Mervyn Dudley

Mark Kemball - Solo - 11/Dec/81

andy tetsill - Solo - Dec/81

Nigel Bond - Solo - 03/Feb/79

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/78 with Roy Hobson, Dave Crookes

Pedro50 - Solo - 16/Jan/77

Nigel Bond - Solo - 09/Jan/77

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