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Cioch Gully* VD

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[Cioch Gully, 2 kb]2 pitches. start in the slabby bottom section of the gully which heads up right of the cioch and then behind it (right of cioch direct and cioch west). up slabs easily for a long way trend left easily up gully behind the cioch (crack of doom above) climb tunnel slot formed by large block- entertaining and often wet! next climb up with short layback to reach the cioch terrace (below integrity)

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colinkeb - 30/May/13 with john presley

johnnyhobo - 30/May/13 with Colin Baker

First two pitches, got lost, came down.
AlisonSmiles - 2nd - Oct/12 with Carl Pulley

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/12

Moved together over wet lower slabs in approach shoes & changed to rock boots for infamous slot, which while a struggle had more gear than expected. Very very wet. Off route on final pitch up a series of overhangs rightwards along terrace (VS?) and then traverse across to Cioch.
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Harri!

Rained off
mark stansfield - AltLd dnf - 06/Jun/12 with Carole

Rained Off
cas smerdon - AltLd dnf - 06/Jun/12 with Mark S

Harri777 - AltLd - 06/Jun/12 with Naomi

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/12

Interesting and esoteric. Climbed in boots because my feet were cold. Patches of dry and warm rock, verglas, snow and running water. Some hard obstacles, thrutching and hauling up, swearing and sweating and some sublime climbing too. Fine positions. Finished on the Cioch. Brilliant.
jacobfinn - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with jjax

Done mostly in boots as scramble to start with. Changed to rock shoes for the last chimney but soaking wet and mossy so slipped off. A hard push to get up then a wee scamble in the snow, then realised we'd gone too high so had to traverse over to the Cioch.
jjax - AltLd dog - 28/Apr/12 with jason

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Abseiled down the gully as an escape from Cioch West
Sean Kelly - May/11

Steve Perry - Solo O/S - Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/10

Cludum Mann - 06/May/10

Hidden - 2010

Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Paul Nurse

tomhull - 29/May/09 with dave thornley

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 11/May/09 with Graham Paterson

good fun traditional route and different way to get to the cioch
brianrunner - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with martina

Alastair MacSween - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with Phil Warriner

Captain Solo - Solo - 16/Jun/07

Upper part
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Pimpy

Big boots, very wet. First climb on Skye.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - Jul/05 with Dave Mc

colinthrelfall - 1990

Hidden - Lead - Jun/88

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/84

Can be extremely difficult in winter, in lean conditions, when the cave pitch can be a technical hard mixed V or maybe VI
gooberman-hill - Lead - Jun/83

Hidden - 1983

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 31/May/76 with Andy Brown

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Jul/72 with Tim O'Flaherty, Chris Myerscough, Nick Bradley

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 34 (5.9%)
Lead5 of 34 (14.7%)
Followed3 of 34 (8.8%)
Alt Leads14 of 34 (41.2%)
Unknown10 of 34 (29.4%)

'Climbed'25 of 34 (73.5%)
clean O/S6 of 34 (17.6%)
dogged1 of 34 (2.9%)
dnf2 of 34 (5.9%)