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Central Gully Left Branch

Central Gully Left Branch

Central Gully Left Branch

Page Type: Route

Location: English Lake District, England, Europe

Lat/Lon: 54.46500°N / 3.195°W

Object Title: Central Gully Left Branch

Route Type: Snow / ice climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Grade III

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Page By: waldo

Created/Edited: Jan 19, 2004 / Jan 19, 2004

Object ID: 159856

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Approach via Grains Ghyll from Borrowdale straight to the base of the crag or from Wasdale Head via Sty Head Tarn

Route Description

The biggest most obvious gully on the North Face.
Climb over two easy chockstones (These can be banked out with snow or just covered with ice) and continue to the obvious fork.
Take the left hand fork up the crux 30 meter ice wall . Belay from below the wall from a piton an the rt hand wall.
At the top of the wall continue over easier ground for another couple of pitches and exit the gully at the narrows where it stee[pens again.

Essential Gear

2 or 3 ice screws, slings and small rack of wires.
technical axes and crampons
50 meter rope.

Miscellaneous Info

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Top of the crux ice wall...