Central Gully Left Branch

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 54.46500°N / 3.195°W
Additional Information Route Type: Snow / ice climb
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Grade III
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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.

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