Smith's Gully*** V 5
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Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Smith's Gully pitch 1 © Jonny Tee 69
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This climb is in 97 logbooks, and on 49 wishlists.

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Uisdean hawthorn - 20/Apr/13

bullwinkle - AltLd - 08/Apr/13 with Amanda, Alan

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/13

luckyjim - AltLd - 01/Apr/13 with D Helm

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/13

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Mark Grist

Mark Grist - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Sam Simpson

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with bomber harris

Rather chopped out but fantastic route. Pitch one the crux on the day but all of it exciting and classic!
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with Ned

nniff - AltLd - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/13

Led 3rd pitch. Every pitch was good
abbeywall - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with K, FM

gregor - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13

good conditions but seen fair bit of traffic so perhaps easier than normal?
Grezza - Lead - 23/Mar/13 with Andy Kemp

adw07 - AltLd - 21/Mar/13 with Scott Becker

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 21/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/13

allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Liam Ingram

Superb route in brilliant conditions. Lead guidebook crux but found seconding pitch 1 and 3 at least as hard with the bag. Substantially harder than any grade V ice routes I've done so possibly worth the upgrade in the latest guide.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with Ally Rocke

Finally, a route I prefer to Point Five Gully! What a special day. Sun, first time axe placements and good gear. The route has clearly seen a lot of traffic recently. Top of the first pitch proved to be slightly tricky as the snow was rotten but perfection apart from that. Climbed in 4 pitches
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/13 with Dave Latimer

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/13

In fabulous condition. First time axe placements in solid ice all the way. Smith's had seen lots of ascents prior to ours.
shed dweller - 09/Mar/13

Blue skies, brilliant ice, only a couple of other teams in the coire and a cracking route. Contender for best ever day climbing. Led pitches 2 and 4.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Willie

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Feb/13

010paw - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Andy watt, Kenny grant

Pitches 1,3&4. AMAZING!! steep and sustained throughout, and good, if a bit stepped, snow-ice. Bold.
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with steve peatfield

D.Russell - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/13

did this richies gully and the pumpkin by 3pm, great day
jamesturnbull - AltLd - Feb/13 with rich howells

1st pitch, not in condition
Bob1984 - 2nd dnf - 31/Jan/13

pwb1981 - 31/Jan/13

I've waited years to do this and I have to say it exceeded my high expectations. Tremendous route. Pretty sustained and hard. I led pitches 3 and 5, Dave combined pitches 1 and 2.Climbed in very cold full winter conditions with plenty of spindrift coming down.My best scottish winter route to date.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/13 with Dave Sharp

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/11

Lester - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Nicolas Bailly

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

PAJames - 2011

newtonmore - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Ice Spider - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Tony Barton

Dave Douglas - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10

hwackerhage - AltLd - 10/Mar/10 with Helen Rennard

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

first pitch was 'unjustifiable vertical slush' to quote jim, but luckily the arms felt ok after a week in norway. steep and sustained climbing. Miles harder than point five.
smithaldo - AltLd O/S - Mar/10 with the real jim hall

fantastic climbing
Alco-nomic - AltLd - Mar/10 with Andy Wardle

Smith42 - Mar/10

James B - AltLd - 25/Feb/10 with Nick

A route well worthy of 4 stars! Pretty straight forward at the moment, with the build up of ice, with interest in every pitch!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 23/Feb/10 with Dave Fowler

Fantastic conditions, best ever weather and no one in front of us
John Roe - Lead - 23/Feb/10 with Gordon Henderson

gordon henderson - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/10 with John Roe

In good nick with some continental ice hooking on the steep sections. Pegs at the belays could do with replacing but there is other gear around, otherwise superb day out!
simon_D - Lead - 21/Feb/10 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 18/Feb/10

Hidden - 15/Feb/10

tjmillen - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with john moore

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with murdo

Great climbing conditions. Interesting throughout.
mark-abz - Lead - 12/Feb/10 with Alex

MY FIRST WINTER LEAD! Climbed in 3 long pitches, Peter did pitches 1 & 3, I did pitch 2. Brilliant day out!
mark88 - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with Peter

Six parties on a day. So good that it's worth the queuing! Actually not much stuff falling down from above as the ice was so firm. Brilliant route!
jamestheyip - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Alejandro Garcia

el cholo - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with jamestheyip

very bold, ice too soft for screws
phil64 - Lead - Feb/10

Fantastic route.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Ally Fulton

Awsome - finshed by one, alomst home by 3:30 until I had a head-on collision with a bus...
Fultonius - AltLd - 31/Jan/10 with Andy Inglis

sgl - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Rik

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Captain Solo - Lead - 25/Mar/08 with Ewan

seanyt - 2nd - Feb/07

barney_edin - AltLd - 21/Mar/06 with Phil A

Hidden - 2006

with 2 Argentian guys as host on Int. winter meet;
nickdonohue - Lead - Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

Had to do it with the Bandit naturally! One of the best gullies in Scotland - steep and interesting all the way.
Chad123 - AltLd - Feb/01 with Greg Smith

Grezza - Lead - Jan/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2001

smac - AltLd O/S - Jan/00 with Tor Ellis

graeme gatherer - 2000

Very good, thin ice and sustained interest
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/96 with Pete Benson

phardman - Feb/96

frank ramsay - AltLd - 1996 with ian parnell

Mark Salter - 1996

alkira - 18/Feb/94

Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/87

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/87

GaryK - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with Paul Ayres

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Feb/87 with John Taylor

Dave led main pitches - desparate
John Marsland - AltLd - 19/Feb/86 with Dave Soles

Hidden - Lead - 1985

I led pitches 2 and 4. 3hrs 45mins. Superb conditions - cave accessible (for a runner) in pitch 4. Magnificent route first done by step cutting - a stunning achievement by Jimmy Marshall.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/81 with Alan Taylor

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