Central Gully Right Branch

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English Lake District, England, Europe
Route Type:
Ice / snow climb
Time Required:
Most of a day
Grade II

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Central Gully Right Branch
Created On: Jan 21, 2004
Last Edited On: Jan 22, 2004


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

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Probemeister - Jan 21, 2004 8:06 am - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

The number of chockstone pitches below the amphitheatre varies between 1 and 4 depending on the snow build up

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