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Central Gully Right Branch

Central Gully Right Branch

Central Gully Right Branch

Page Type: Route

Location: English Lake District, England, Europe

Lat/Lon: 54.46500°N / 3.195°W

Object Title: Central Gully Right Branch

Route Type: Ice / snow climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Grade II

Route Quality: 
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Page By: waldo

Created/Edited: Jan 21, 2004 / Jan 22, 2004

Object ID: 159876

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Central Gully is the most obvious gully on the mountain and is situated in the centre of the north-facing crag.

Route Description

Climb the initial lower half of the gully over two chockstone pitches, which are usually ice covered or banked out with snow until the gully widens into a small amphitheatre. Climb up towards the right hand side to a rock wall and vertical ice. Climb the rock wall by its left edge (crux) or the vertical ice (which is harder) and move left at the top. Another short steep chockstone pitch follows (Nut belay on left wall) and then continues up to the gully to the top via easy snow slope.

Essential Gear

Two ice screws
Dead man
selection of wires nuts

Miscellaneous Info

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ProbemeisterRoute Comment

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The number of chockstone pitches below the amphitheatre varies between 1 and 4 depending on the snow build up
Posted Jan 21, 2004 8:06 am

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Weekend trafficright branch ice fallQueue for crux pitch.Upper part above crux pitch