Central Gully 200m I***
Central Gully follows the line directly up the centre of the corrie. The start of the gully is enclosed and quite narrow, but higher up it opens into a wide and steep snowfield below the ridge linking both summits. It is quite normal for the gully to be heavily corniced, in which case the best line is to veer left and head for the summit cairn.
The gully takes reasonable snowfall to build up and shoukd be avoided late in spring or mild temperatures when there will be a significant avalanche hazard if there is still a large cornice over the top of the gully.
The direct descent is down either down the East or North-East ridges (the two ridges either side of the corrie).

A.E.Maylard, W.Brunskill, W.Douglas, J.Maclay Dec/1892

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
T_Robbo2 9 Mar Lead O/S
with Wrighty
with Wrighty
alastair maclean ?? Solo
CraigLaurie 24 Dec, 2018 Solo
The Watch of Barrisdale 9 Dec, 2018 Solo Good neve from coire floor. No cornice
Good neve from coire floor. No cornice
TheClimbToSocialism 19 Apr, 2018 Solo No ice axe or crampons didn't expect snow was a really bad idea but survived some walking pole arrest practice at the start of the snow!
No ice axe or crampons didn't expect snow was a really bad idea but survived some walking pole arrest practice at the start of the snow!
yamithrain 11 Mar, 2018 Solo
Hidden 11 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2018 Solo
Grahamski 26 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S Great route! Beautiful day until near the top when a snow storm came in. Last 10m felt slabby and a lot of avalanche debris about from last week's thaw
Great route! Beautiful day until near the top when a snow storm came in. Last 10m felt slabby and a lot of avalanche debris about from last week's thaw
Pkrynicki1984 25 Feb, 2018 Solo Absolutely perfect conditions except the very top 20m which was slightly crumbly , great day to be out. Wish we’d had bikes for the walk in /out!
Absolutely perfect conditions except the very top 20m which was slightly crumbly , great day to be out. Wish we’d had bikes for the walk in /out!
gurumed 24 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Gudge 21 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Seb Wilkinson 20 Jan, 2018 Solo O/S
elclarko 2 Jan, 2018 -
mjw ??, 2018 Lead
just a fox 25 Mar, 2017 Solo
Camric 14 Feb, 2017 Solo O/S
with Stewart Rodney
with Stewart Rodney
Horswill 8 Feb, 2017 -
scottgraham1736 14 May, 2016 Solo
Hidden 27 Apr, 2016 Solo
Pero 23 Apr, 2016 Solo
neeza 23 Apr, 2016 Solo Cycled in again in the dark for an early start some good neve in the gully soft going up and over the small cornice to the right should have peeled off left to the summit,,,twice in 5 days been up this route,,
Cycled in again in the dark for an early start some good neve in the gully soft going up and over the small cornice to the right should have peeled off left to the summit,,,twice in 5 days been up this route,,
neeza 19 Apr, 2016 Solo Cycled in from Dalrigh in the dark to get an early start and I was not dissapionted firm snow and good neve throughout the whole route and no cornice to deal with ,I veeerd left direct onto the summit . great conditions for this time of year . Some avalanche debris at the bottom of the route .
Cycled in from Dalrigh in the dark to get an early start and I was not dissapionted firm snow and good neve throughout the whole route and no cornice to deal with ,I veeerd left direct onto the summit . great conditions for this time of year . Some avalanche debris at the bottom of the route .
Hidden 16 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2016 Solo
william henderson 28 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S Great climb
Great climb
Gordon JH 28 Mar, 2016 Solo
latitude 6 Mar, 2016 Solo
with Andy W & Jim H
with Andy W & Jim H
sheffieldchris ??, 2016 Solo
ChrisMarden ??, 2016 -
with Michael
with Michael
NickBrown 2 May, 2015 Solo O/S
Susanj21 2 May, 2015 Solo
gman2012 21 Mar, 2015 Solo Avalanche debris & dodgy looking cornices.
Avalanche debris & dodgy looking cornices.
danny269 18 Mar, 2015 Lead spring snow conditions (top few cms soft then firm, consolidated base) with icy patches within 100m of summit. Avalanche debris from previous few days at start of route and minimal, but regular cascade of ice-crystals and the very occasional small stone. Cornice was sufficiently frozen and there were three or four exit points which required minimal additional digging/tunnelling. Slump/fracture points noted on the summit crest up to 3m back from edge.
with Caya
spring snow conditions (top few cms soft then firm, consolidated base) with icy patches within 100m of summit. Avalanche debris from previous few days at start of route and minimal, but regular cascade of ice-crystals and the very occasional small stone. Cornice was sufficiently frozen and there were three or four exit points which required minimal additional digging/tunnelling. Slump/fracture points noted on the summit crest up to 3m back from edge.
with Caya
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 Solo
Siobhann 7 Feb, 2015 -
Bonkers Dog 2 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Scotty1736 ??, 2015 -
petern 30 Dec, 2014 Solo
fuzzysheep01 30 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
with Huw Davies, Bracken, Julie Taylor, Sandy Hennis, petern, Stewart Moody, Pierce Ferris
with Huw Davies, Bracken, Julie Taylor, Sandy Hennis, petern, Stewart Moody, Pierce Ferris
Hidden 20 Apr, 2013 Solo
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
crispy 6 Apr, 2013 Solo
with Simon
with Simon
Somerset swede basher 5 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
with Katharine
with Katharine
2010_graham 14 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
dan_the_dingo 10 Mar, 2013 Solo
Timo Austino 27 Feb, 2013 Solo a day trip from kendal - 4 hours car to car!
a day trip from kendal - 4 hours car to car!
droberts 23 Feb, 2013 Solo
with fergus roberts
with fergus roberts
Hidden 23 Feb, 2013 Solo
Hidden 21 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
Gawyllie 20 Feb, 2013 Solo
Ndawson 2 Jan, 2013 Solo dnf
Ahebden93 2 Jan, 2013 Solo dnf
with Ndawson
with Ndawson
SUColdo ?Jan, 2013 Solo
with abeank
with abeank
DougSt ??, 2013 Solo
rob16 ??, 2013 Solo
chris.mcmorris 17 Dec, 2012 Solo Lots of deep snow towards the top but all very stable - a bit of a swim to the top! Amazing day though :)
Lots of deep snow towards the top but all very stable - a bit of a swim to the top! Amazing day though :)
Martin McKenna - UKC 4 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
John McKenna 3 Dec, 2012 Solo
Dan 85 2 Dec, 2012 2nd O/S
with Tim
with Tim
Andy Syme 26 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S Little sparce in places but still well in condition. Great start to the year
with Pete Elliott
Little sparce in places but still well in condition. Great start to the year
with Pete Elliott
Hidden 15 Apr, 2012 Solo
morsg 14 Apr, 2012 Solo
johannes 4 Mar, 2012 Solo
davesa ?Feb, 2012 Solo
Hidden 29 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S
pak.pako 29 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S Lower part deep snow 30-40 cm on crust top side nice hard snow. Visibility bad low clouds (10-20m)
Lower part deep snow 30-40 cm on crust top side nice hard snow. Visibility bad low clouds (10-20m)
rossbeesley 29 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S
with Andrew Gilmore, Joe Macgregor, Euan Todd
with Andrew Gilmore, Joe Macgregor, Euan Todd
Lawrie Brand 15 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S Cloud cleared 100m from the top, some great solid snow in the corrie..
Cloud cleared 100m from the top, some great solid snow in the corrie..
Hidden 14 Jan, 2012 Solo
Hidden 14 Jan, 2012 Solo
Hidden ??, 2012 -
check ??, 2012 -
graeme gatherer ?Apr, 2011 - ski descent
ski descent
ladislav 26 Mar, 2011 Solo O/S Snow damp and sticky, top cornice partially collapsed. Some melted avalanche debris near the bottom.
Snow damp and sticky, top cornice partially collapsed. Some melted avalanche debris near the bottom.
Hidden 26 Feb, 2011 Solo
Hidden 26 Feb, 2011 Solo
abbeywall 26 Feb, 2011 Solo
with ged, borderline, K, AC
with ged, borderline, K, AC
ged3000 26 Feb, 2011 Solo
Wanderer100 14 Feb, 2011 Solo
with Chas
with Chas
Hidden 22 Jan, 2011 Solo
kelliroberts3 2 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S
AG ??, 2011 -
Hidden 20 Dec, 2010 Solo
Karlos 12 Dec, 2010 Solo Snow complete from corrie floor to the summit. Snow had frozen well after the thaw, so followed easy bucket steps all of the way to the top. Topped out into wonderful sunshine.
Snow complete from corrie floor to the summit. Snow had frozen well after the thaw, so followed easy bucket steps all of the way to the top. Topped out into wonderful sunshine.
Gazlynn 1 May, 2010 Solo Snow conditions no the best (slushy)
Snow conditions no the best (slushy)
Hidden 1 May, 2010 Solo O/S
edsankey 21 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S Climbed with Simon Mason. My first winter snow route using axes and crampons (borrowed). Excellent deep snow. Got a bit wary 100m or so from the top out, wasn't sure wether to rope up or not, but we just carried on front pointing. Can't wait for next season
Climbed with Simon Mason. My first winter snow route using axes and crampons (borrowed). Excellent deep snow. Got a bit wary 100m or so from the top out, wasn't sure wether to rope up or not, but we just carried on front pointing. Can't wait for next season
edsankey 21 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S Climbed with Simon Mason. My first winter snow route using axes and crampons (borrowed). Excellent deep snow. Got a bit wary 100m or so from the top out, wasn't sure wether to rope up or not, but we just carried on front pointing. Can't wait for next season
Climbed with Simon Mason. My first winter snow route using axes and crampons (borrowed). Excellent deep snow. Got a bit wary 100m or so from the top out, wasn't sure wether to rope up or not, but we just carried on front pointing. Can't wait for next season
Only a hill 13 Apr, 2010 Solo
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
keith hal ?Apr, 2010 Solo
with Iain Mckenzie
with Iain Mckenzie
Hidden 10 Mar, 2010 Solo
stella1 20 Feb, 2010 Solo
Wanderer100 17 Feb, 2010 Solo
with Chas
with Chas
TommSC 13 Feb, 2010 Solo
dougp87 ?Feb, 2010 Solo
Bob.allan 20 Dec, 2009 Solo
oliverk 19 Dec, 2009 Solo
with Malcolm
with Malcolm
barney_edin 18 Dec, 2009 Solo Excellent conditions
Excellent conditions
colin fagan 12 Dec, 2009 Solo
A Reid 12 Dec, 2009 Solo On top for sunrise
On top for sunrise
richardshoes 4 Dec, 2009 Solo O/S Superb clear condtions. Steep towards the summit.
Superb clear condtions. Steep towards the summit.
David Reid 20 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
with David Jamieson
with David Jamieson
alan caldwell 6 Feb, 2009 Solo Hard snow ice all the way. Andrew's first winter climb and first time wearing crampons.Took rope and too much gear none needed. Biked back on snow covered track under half an hour. Great day out.
with Andrew
Hard snow ice all the way. Andrew's first winter climb and first time wearing crampons.Took rope and too much gear none needed. Biked back on snow covered track under half an hour. Great day out.
with Andrew
stix ?Feb, 2009 Solo
jpc1 5 Jan, 2009 Solo
Hidden 5 Jan, 2009 Solo
Alex Hofmann ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 Solo
9fingerjon 30 Dec, 2008 Solo O/S
with Nick, Julia and Amy
with Nick, Julia and Amy
morsy 19 Apr, 2008 Solo
Hidden 12 Apr, 2008 Solo
wykealpha 5 Apr, 2008 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 24 Mar, 2008 Solo
with Jeanie
with Jeanie
allyrocke 24 Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
with Micheal, John
with Micheal, John
Hidden 23 Mar, 2008 2nd
Hidden 24 Feb, 2008 Solo
Will Smith 17 Feb, 2008 Solo O/S
Owen Meany 15 Feb, 2008 Solo
with Simon Fox
with Simon Fox
Simon Caldwell 15 Feb, 2008 -
with Carmen, Rob, and Alan
with Carmen, Rob, and Alan
Crofty 10 Feb, 2008 Solo Not too bad, my first Scottish route. Made the best of a bad day. Clagged out and not much snow about. Luckily enough snow on this route to make an ascent.
with Stu Bolton
Not too bad, my first Scottish route. Made the best of a bad day. Clagged out and not much snow about. Luckily enough snow on this route to make an ascent.
with Stu Bolton
whispering nic ?Feb, 2008 Solo
with Wavy Dot
with Wavy Dot
tubby two ?Jan, 2008 Solo
Hidden ??, 2008 Solo
Yourlead 6 Apr, 2007 Solo Climbed gully and after i hour pacing back and forward at the summit did Ski Decent (sid slipped the narrows & had to wait 5 mins for roped party to pass at botton of narrows) excellet forgiving spring snow.
Climbed gully and after i hour pacing back and forward at the summit did Ski Decent (sid slipped the narrows & had to wait 5 mins for roped party to pass at botton of narrows) excellet forgiving spring snow.
Richie Rich 17 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
with Pete Colley
with Pete Colley
Hidden 18 Feb, 2007 Solo
bawjaws 18 Feb, 2007 Solo O/S Not a bad wee route, was all that was in nick in southern highlands.
with Dougie & Martin Riddell
Not a bad wee route, was all that was in nick in southern highlands.
with Dougie & Martin Riddell
Hidden 2 Feb, 2007 Solo
Adderbury Climber ?Feb, 2007 2nd O/S
with Roger Chamberlain, trigger118
with Roger Chamberlain, trigger118
Couby ?Jan, 2007 AltLd Moving together
Moving together
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Stephen Shaw 26 Feb, 2006 Solo
Hidden 11 Feb, 2006 -
Stewart B 4 Feb, 2006 Solo O/S
with Karen McIntyre
with Karen McIntyre
Hidden 4 Feb, 2006 Solo
Hidden 1 Feb, 2006 Solo
mortimea ?Feb, 2006 Solo
with Pete Etheridge, Darren Axe, Jim Heath, James Perkins
with Pete Etheridge, Darren Axe, Jim Heath, James Perkins
Ross Barnes ?Feb, 2006 -
peteetheridge ?Feb, 2006 Solo O/S
with Jim Heath, Darren Axe, Andy Mortimer
with Jim Heath, Darren Axe, Andy Mortimer
Ian Robertson 29 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S Got rope out for upper (steep) section - a bit necky with a single axe and bendy boots!
with Krystina Lotoczko
Got rope out for upper (steep) section - a bit necky with a single axe and bendy boots!
with Krystina Lotoczko
jamestheyip 17 Jan, 2006 Solo O/S
with Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay, Bruce
with Miguel Ciriza, Jon Gay, Bruce
dan cowley 27 Feb, 2005 Solo O/S Nice and straight forward.
Nice and straight forward.
John Brayshaw 19 Feb, 2005 Solo O/S
with Jesse Bryant
with Jesse Bryant
andy hunter ?Feb, 2005 Solo gorgeous day. first time in crampons (hhmm). hard puff but stunning stuff.
with graeme w
gorgeous day. first time in crampons (hhmm). hard puff but stunning stuff.
with graeme w
abbeywall 23 Jan, 2005 Solo
abbeywall 23 Jan, 2005 Solo
with K
with K
Captain Solo 22 Jan, 2005 Solo
thebat ?Jan, 2005 Solo
Joe Nunn 19 Feb, 2004 Solo great day - train to tyndrum - mtb to ben lui and a great grade I
with john dowens
great day - train to tyndrum - mtb to ben lui and a great grade I
with john dowens
lost.arrow 14 Feb, 2004 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
with Stu Sherwood
Hidden 1 Feb, 2004 -
tom.e ?Feb, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2003 Solo
francois ?Mar, 2003 Lead Really nice route with an impressive finish for the grade. Long appraoch for just one route though.
Really nice route with an impressive finish for the grade. Long appraoch for just one route though.
French Erick 23 Feb, 2003 Solo
Hidden 22 Feb, 2003 Solo
mav ?Jan, 2003 Solo date is an approximation
with bodach
date is an approximation
with bodach
tomkhoward ?Feb, 2002 -
jonesieboy ??, 2002 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2002 Solo
sebastien ?Mar, 2001 Solo
OC24 ?Feb, 1999 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 1999 AltLd
ChrisMarden ??, 1998 - Also with Mick and Sally
with Fiona
Also with Mick and Sally
with Fiona
Hidden 1 Jan, 1995 2nd
Simon Caldwell ?Apr, 1994 Solo O/S
DaveHK ?Jan, 1992 Solo
with Iain Martin
with Iain Martin
Colin McKerrell ??, 1992 -
Yourlead 27 Apr, 1991 Lead
with Corinne Sanders
with Corinne Sanders
IanMcC 27 Jan, 1991 Solo
Colin Matheson ?Feb, 1987 Solo
with Brown
with Brown
Hidden ??, 1986 Solo O/S
Hidden 5 Jan, 1985 Solo
Hidden ??, 1985 AltLd
Alan.rodger 29 Mar, 1981 Solo
with ian glen, francis jarvie, willie johnston
with ian glen, francis jarvie, willie johnston
steveb2006 20 Feb, 1981 Solo First winter route
First winter route
rossn ?Jan, 1978 Solo First winter climb
with Dad
First winter climb
with Dad
Peter Main 19 Feb, 1976 Solo A superb misty day out alone,gully quite easy, snow sugery
A superb misty day out alone,gully quite easy, snow sugery
Martin Bennett 12 Mar, 1975 -
with Students
with Students
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