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Pellissier Gully*** M5

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[1st pitch - Pellissier Gully, 3 kb]220m, 5 pitches. Mixed route to the left of the Cecchinel-Jager. 4/5 pitches of ice and mixed. The route seems to be in condition more often than other comparable lines on the face.
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Photo: 1st pitch - Pellissier Gully © industrialiceman
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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

fulton333 - Lead - May/14 with Johnny

Hidden - 12/Apr/14

Pretty spare compared to grade and description. Didn't summit, lack of time. Intend to!
Steve Wakeford - Lead - 07/Apr/14 with Anna Martin

darcan - AltLd - 02/Apr/14 with Vegarye

ndraper1 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14

chapmand - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Nick Draper

left it too late because of crazy queues but good day out never the less with ski down VB
Sam Simpson - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/14 with James matthews

jimmatthews - AltLd dnf - 20/Feb/14 with Sam Simpson

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jan/14

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Tommy Harris

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Apr/13

tscoobydoo - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Julian Prieto

Spent nearly an hour digging a trench to the base of the route to allow 4 teams to run past us and enjoy the route in a no gear, no belays, overlapping ropes sort of way. Abandoned ship prior to getting fully engaged in violence or a serious clusterfuck.
andyinglis - AltLd dnf - 02/Apr/13 with emily roo

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 07/Jan/13

Dunx - AltLd - 29/Mar/12 with Steve Holmes

BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Sam Thompson

smithaldo - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/12 with mark, Clegg

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Ross Barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 02/Mar/12 with Ally

mcaterina - 2nd - Jan/12

The video in the route description here misses out the last pitch. That's the easier left variant. The "normal" route moves right up the rock and is the crux.
John Roberts (JR) - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Ben Wolstenholme

Ben Wolstenholme - AltLd - 03/Apr/11 with John Roberts (JR)

With Neil Brodie
AdamCB - 2nd - Apr/11

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/11 with Amos Swanson

twoplates - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/11 with Josh

Good day out. Ski in from midi and back down VB. Kept going to top and easy walk back down to skis.
Morgan Woods - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/11 with Kenton

Wanaski - 23/Jan/11 with Rick

Charlie Evans - 2nd β - 10/Apr/10 with Unai

industrialiceman - 2nd - 26/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09

Fantastic route - neat ice climbing up a kind of couloir / ramp. Then some some proper HVS type rock climbing at the top to exit.
nickdonohue - AltLd - Oct/08 with Jeff Ingman

zero six - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - 16/Apr/07

Rapped the route from the top of the last pitch, which was a difficult diagonal abseil, with a hard pull through. The rest of the abseils were OK.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Jan/07 with Genki Narumi

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Total votes cast 6
hard M60 of 3
M60 of 3
easy M60 of 3
hard M50 of 3
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easy M51 of 3
hard M40 of 3
M40 of 3
easy M40 of 3
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Style of ascent

Lead3 of 37 (8.1%)
Followed5 of 37 (13.5%)
Alt Leads26 of 37 (70.3%)
Unknown3 of 37 (8.1%)

'Climbed'17 of 37 (45.9%)
clean O/S14 of 37 (37.8%)
clean β1 of 37 (2.7%)
dnf5 of 37 (13.5%)