Douglas Gap West Gully* I
[Descending from Douglas Gap West Gully., 2 kb]180m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Descending from Douglas Gap West Gully. © Hoyes
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This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Three up the west gap gully and then the decent of the east gap gully.
wezzie - 28/Mar/15

keith hal - Lead - 16/Mar/15 with Shaun

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/15

MightyStew - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/15

In descent from East Gap. On foul day excursion.
davidbird63 - Solo - 26/Feb/15 with Zep Mouris, David Adcock, David Qualtrough

ten4dave - Solo - 26/Feb/15 with David Bird

Traverse of the gap
andyinglis - Lead - 21/Feb/15 with Monica

Swam up this on the approach to Tower Ridge due to the huge dump of snow on the previous night.
Nick_Merriman - Solo - 21/Feb/15 with Fraser Hill-Casey

First team to leave north face car park at 3am. Made fresh tracks in deep powder snow all the way to CIC hut and then to Douglas Gap. Wanted to do Tower Ridge however backed of after first pitch due to volume of snow and fatigue.
Tim Harper - Solo - 21/Feb/15 with Retro Rowan

cut steps from north face car park up to Douglas gap, only for us to back down due to low speed.
Retro Rowan - Solo - 21/Feb/15 with Nick_Merriman, climbingdrummer

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/15

arose - Lead - 17/Feb/15 with Clients

ChristyCole - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/15 with David Kilner

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jan/15

Timothy Miller - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/15 with John mckenna

Up this and down the eastside, as the winds picked up and the day became too dangerous to continue climbing. Walked up into the Basin on the 10th aswell and noticed lots of melt - and still lots of wind! Turned back.
AndrewJamesCherry - Solo - 09/Jan/15

aebewick - 2nd O/S - 2015

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - 2015

MightyStew - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Iain Howie, Sebastian Costa

lcullum7 - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Will Jerram

As an approach to Tower Ridge
Roch - Solo - 01/Mar/14 with Gordon Henderson

Approach to tower ridge.
wilkinscl - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/14

LJC - Solo - 19/Feb/14 with Rich, Little Ben

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/14

Hidden - 15/Feb/14

swmackey - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/14

Lots of loose snow and an awkward cornice at the top, in descent as well due to the fact East side was full of windslab.
Nath93 - Solo - 12/Jan/14

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - Solo - Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

connor - Solo - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/13

Lots of snow. Climbed moving together. Planned to decend East Gully, but this looked loaded so abbed back down West Gully.
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Rachel B

Quite a but of loose snow about so in an effort to do something! Good snow at bottom turned soft at top. Hoping to descend East gully but too much snow so ab'd back down top of west then soloed out.
Batt - 2nd - 01/Jan/13 with James Hoyes

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 27/Dec/12

ross brinson - Solo - 20/Dec/12 with Chris Clifford, Thomas Moore

First outdoor climb; good walk to CIC hut; hair-raising moments in lead up to gully; wee avalanche at base of gully as harnessed; George leading, me second, Nick at the rear; 2/3 way up hit steep climb that required axe work; great final third - just powder snow. Descent down East gully - at first backwards, then on arse, then round the boulder to the hut and down to North Face car park in the shittest hire b2 boots from Tiso. Weather good, but closed in at Pass, cleared by bottom.
Michael.paparakis - 25/Nov/12

As part of an aborted attempt on Tower Ridge. Note to self- never come up this way again. Horrific in summer, everything crumbly or slimy and no protection. Just don't do it
Trevers - Solo - 23/Aug/12

Mixed route climbed in winter, with knee deep snow in places.
Sam1900 - 03/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/12

flett53 - 2nd - Feb/12

south east ridge
al jackson - AltLd - Feb/12

johnrich - 31/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/12

Cruddy snow in the middle. Descended via East Gully. Very windy day. Had hoped to do SW Ridge.
climberuk - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Drew

Hidden - Solo - Jan/12

fancied a quick route after green gully, was thawing
carl_123 - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/11 with matt forshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/11

Soloed both in ascent and descent. Quite busy with roped teams, so politely made my way through them.
Karlos - Solo - 09/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo - 08/Mar/11

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 07/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/11

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/11 with Steve Farmer

Marq - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/11 with Debs (HMC), Chris Colebrook (HMC)

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/10

Couldn't resist this at the end of the day as the sun caught the gully. Done as part of a great mountaineering day. Felt ridiculously alpine in the scorching sun.
Will Smith - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Matt

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10

To climb TR.
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Crazy Chris

mikelaing - Solo - Jan/10 with Ian Whitehead

Hidden - Lead - 12/Mar/09

John Kettle - Solo - 11/Mar/09

crowberry gully - Solo - 09/Mar/09 with Ross McGibbon

Hidden - Solo - Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 21/Feb/09

J Brown - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with RK

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/09

rossn - 2009

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 18/Mar/08 with Bruv, Mark Moore & Rob McEvoy

Phil1967 - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Bruv

Ken Applegate - Solo - Mar/08 with Dave Buckett

Tom Last - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/08 with dcraig

Tom Livingstone - 2nd - Feb/08

Hidden - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins

HIGHTOWER - Solo - 03/Mar/06 with Ali Beer, Chris Morrison

Thick mist, deep snow. Up West gully, bit of an explore then down East gully.
Andynsloan - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/06 with Juliette Chrisman

Hidden - Solo - Feb/05

Hidden - Mar/01

akhughes - 2000

Approach to Tower Ridge
Pete Pozman - Feb/84 with Andy Bennett

Variously from 1964
uphillnow - 1963

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