Rockfax Description
200m. The large gully running up between Striding edge and the back right side of the cove. The gully forks at about 100m. Most people go right. © Rockfax

Chris Manasseh 25/Mar/18 Solo
Stamford Raffles 24/Mar/18 Solo

Few inches of sugary shite with bomber neve underneath. Crux was bare with some fantastic frozen turf and a couple rock footholds. The cornice was HUGE so finished to the right on some sun drenched snow. Amazing to climb a winter gully in fleece gloves and a t-shirt!

with Dan
sam_owen41 22/Mar/18 Solo
JonoDHawkins 10/Feb/18 -
with rosso
rosso 10/Feb/18 -
faye 10/Feb/18 AltLd
with rosso
olddirtydoggy 25/Jan/18 Solo


EllieWoods 18/Jan/18 Solo dnf

Just adding this entry so that anyone who looking can see that four of us were avalanched on this earlier. Luckily all ok. We lost four axes, so if anyone comes across them once the snow melts, would be grateful for their return.

stouffer 13/Jan/18 Solo
Julian Cooper 13/Jan/18 Lead O/S

Dave's first gully - we had a surprisingly good time.

with Dave Oatway
dwc 13/Jan/18 Solo O/S
Cuillin Calling 12/Jan/18 -

Pretty good nick. Mostly decent neve with a few soft patches at start and round sun warmed rock. Cornice easily bypassed on right, sloughing and cracks on left.

3kidsandanorton 12/Jan/18 Solo
nathanjmasters 07/Jan/18 Solo
DSM 25/Mar/17 Solo
Hidden 12/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/16 Solo
philmitch 06/Mar/16 2nd β

Lovely swimming in the snow.

with greg richards, Richard
Pete Randall 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S
with Geras, Hugh, Sean Toms, Babika
Hugh Gordon 05/Mar/16 Solo
with Paul C, Rosi, Sean, Pete
Geras 05/Mar/16 Solo

profiled the snow before ascending. Looked fine, but could have been better. All Soloed up, a great gulle well worth the stars, but stopped and took a deadman/ ice axe belay below the cornice. Tunnel through from the previous week had gone and had to cut through; two of us took 10 mins or so, as had to be careful not to bring down too big a block at on to the climbers that followed us up.

with New Pete, Hugh G, Sean Toms, Babika
tanssop 03/Mar/16 Solo
with Philip Oldham
mrphilipoldham 03/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Cornice tunnel must have filled in or collapsed.. couldn't see it, so traversed out to the right for an easy top out.

with tanssop
jamieB707 ?/Mar/16 -
with robert simpson, Richard Collingwood
DSM 28/Feb/16 Solo
arandall 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Was a bit soft getting from striding edge down to it, but once in the gully it was good, with the fun hole in the cornice.

Wesley Orvis 28/Feb/16 AltLd

Fantastic condition. Through the tunnel in the cornice was awesome.

Malcolm Bass 28/Feb/16 Solo

The enclosed upper bit is in great condition. The open lower part is getting sun spoiled.

Wendy Watthews 28/Feb/16 2nd O/S
crowberry gully 28/Feb/16 AltLd

Nice hole in the cornice made for a scenic end, thanks to Elastic Jones for digging this

with Ross McGibbon
RobSimpson 28/Feb/16 Solo

Great condition, and good fun climbing through the hole at the top.

MattersBats 27/Feb/16 Solo
with Jonny
stouffer 27/Feb/16 Solo
wercat 26/Feb/16 Solo

Quite nice conditions with good neve with powdery snow on top in parts. Exit good with solid neve and a beautiful square tunnel in the cornice.

Hidden 26/Feb/16 Solo O/S
georgenvk 26/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Feb/16 Solo
Iain Thow 25/Feb/16 Lead

Excellent neve, 2 icy sections and big cornice.

with Krystle
Elastic Jones 23/Feb/16 Solo rpt

Tunnelled through Cornice for an ex(c)iting finale. Slightly unnerving.

paulh.0776 14/Feb/16 Solo

Good condition just the last 10m soft powder

with hmc pete
olddirtydoggy ?/Feb/16 Solo

Fantastic place when the snow is packed nicely. The left hand variation is nice if the traffic is getting in the way.

tobyk 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew Knights, Emma Akam
petegunn 22/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 15/Mar/15 Solo

Lots of soft powder on top of the old snow near the bottom, but improved with height to an excellent finish

with Alan, Lemming
paulh.0776 15/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Solid neve all the way, nice steep head wall but no cornice to worry about, .. a nice climb to do solo.

crowberry gully 15/Mar/15 Solo

solid neve all the way with bits of new snow and frozen slush to make it varied. Cornice not a problem, easily ouflanked.

Jonny Nick 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Tony Ryland 21/Feb/15 Solo
with Pete Barrans, Philip Burgess
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Solo
karlroscoe 11/Feb/15 2nd

Climb in good nick, compacted snow and a bit of ice, lovely cornice at the top.

with Howard
Scott Quinn 24/Jan/15 Solo O/S
deugar 01/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/13 -
mmmhumous 30/Mar/13 -
Harry Ellis 11/Mar/13 Solo

Solid snow ice in places, cornice not too bad. Great climb

with Chris Cox
garywalker147 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Soft snow and lean. Great weather - blue skies

with Steve Pilkington
Jim Haydock 12/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

L o n g plod up Grisedale followed by a snow plod uphill into the cove. Bottom half of gully in deep powder but got progressively better with height and onto good solid snow/ice where we managed to get a couple of screws in good ice.

with Fred'
NickNixon 12/Feb/13 Solo O/S
dougyt26 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Grate conditions very hard snow not a cloud in the sky and with the sun out.

dougyt26 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant day out.

Mark D 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Tommy B
Ste_b1978 02/Feb/13 Lead

Great condition, good hard snow,

with Danny
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Solo O/S
gnospellius ?/Jan/13 -
Danny Crump 13/Dec/12 Solo
Matt Reed 13/Dec/12 Solo
Elastic Jones 12/Dec/12 Lead rpt
with Suet
Grant Fulton 11/Dec/12 Solo
Dave Richards 11/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with sjbrook
sjbrook 11/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Simnel 11/Dec/12 Lead
with Dave, Alan
Somerset swede basher 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S

In descent. A few tricky steps but mostly a simple snow slope.

Hidden 01/Dec/12 -
Elastic Jones 30/Nov/12 AltLd rpt
with Jefferson
Hidden 25/Nov/12 AltLd
Lee Sheard 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Jon boy 11/Feb/12 Solo
with Ben Ward
MartinLister 07/Feb/12 Solo
with Peter Brown
petegunn 11/Dec/11 Solo

Solo, used rope for my second.

Two Cams Tom 11/Dec/11 2nd
Rob Exile Ward 22/Jan/11 AltLd

Enough snow to make it respectable - just. Good fun anyway.

with Justin Shields
Wesley Orvis 05/Jan/11 Solo
Olli-C 30/Dec/10 Solo

Night time accent, left the car at 8 reached the top at 12. Took a rope but didnt use it. No snow in the cove just enough in the gully, was wet snow with a few patches frozen. All the steps were pretty bare, no ice just frozen turf and rock. the cornice didnt exist. Came back down striding edge without crampons back at the car at 2.45 am....tired

Hidden 02/Dec/10 Solo
Justin Tracey 28/Nov/10 Solo
bigbadbob12345 06/Mar/10 AltLd
stev1e.wilso 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
blackpoolrock 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Great climbing conditions, white out snow and cloud, solo'ed up as far as we could then roped up. To give more interest and difficulty, about half way we went left (not the left variation in the guidebook) up a corner crack and then dropped down into a steeper gully and through to cornice and summit. Made it last 4 pitches, really great outing, pity about the long walk in.

with with Ash
Elastic Jones 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
georgenvk 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo
malc 30/Jan/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo
stimpey 30/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 25/Jan/10 -
clive-greenwood 24/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Saw it on a walk the previous day. It looked good, and proved a good reminder of winter climbing last tried years ago.

with Dave Clarke
The Mountain Goat 23/Jan/10 Solo O/S
skip222222 23/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

A good introduction to gulleys for my first ever ascent of one. We took 2 axes each but both only used one. Really enjoyed it though it wasn't that challenging.

with Will Taylor
ayuplass 23/Jan/10 Solo O/S

good sections of ice - decent down Swirral edge

with miles
ayuplass 23/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with miles
sadams 08/Feb/09 Solo
with Eric Hildrew
net 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Joanne
KeithW 04/Feb/09 Solo

Think we found it, but it was misty. Traversed in from Striding Edge, so didn't do lower section.

with Guido
Hidden 04/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Jim Slater 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S

With Andy and Alan.

Andy White 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/08 Solo
petegunn 21/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/07 Solo
malc 25/Mar/06 Solo
with NT
Hidden 11/Mar/06 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/06 Lead
Russell Lovett 05/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 04/Mar/06 Solo
andy wa ?/Mar/06 Solo O/S
with Mark F
Hidden 25/Feb/06 Solo
Will Smith 24/Feb/06 Solo dnf

Backed off from about 3/4 of the way up. It was lean and icy and only had 1 axe and no helmet. Had a really good laugh playing around on what bits of ice there were though!

Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd
nakedave ??/2006 Solo
petegunn ??/2006 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/05 Solo
Howard J 11/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Patrick Flynn
Mark A Humphries 07/Jan/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 -
Stephen Shaw 16/Dec/02 AltLd
MarkDavies36 ??/2002 Solo O/S
joe king ?/Mar/00 Solo
John Pickles ?/Mar/00 Solo O/S
with John Short
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
steveriley ??/2000 Solo
with Adrian
Ratfeeder 10/Apr/97 Solo O/S
EddieA 26/Dec/95 Solo
Simon Caldwell ?/Mar/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/94 Lead
craig h ?/Feb/91 Solo O/S
Mick King 02/Feb/90 Solo O/S
Mick King 06/Apr/88 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 15/Feb/87 -
steveb2006 22/Nov/86 Solo

Bit thin

andy tetsill ?/Feb/86 AltLd
with Ian Bennet,
Hidden 18/Mar/85 -
Martin Haworth ?/Dec/84 Solo
biggianthead 06/Feb/83 Solo
Hammy 23/Jan/83 AltLd
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 01/Feb/79 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/79 Lead
uphillnow ??/1975 Solo
Hidden ??/1975 -
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