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150m, 3 pitches. Climbs the distinct gully in the northwest face of Ingleborough. Undoubtedly climbed by generations of mountaineers looking for Yorkshire winter fun. Leave your ice screws behind, although the odd warthog and bulldog will prove handy, while taking a small selection of rock gear will aid flexibilty of line and adventure. 1. Ascend steepening snow to the short intial rock step - often banked out with drifted snow and harder than first appearances suggest, novices should belay here. 2. Climb this direct or via an awkward variant on the right before trending immediately left to the main gully line. Continue up two more easier steps, to reach a good spike belay on the right (40m of rope from the initial step). 3. Steady snow leads to a wide broken ampitheatre, with a prominent small buttress centre left (40m). 4.Continue up the centre of the gully or, more interestingly, climb a short chimney (left of the small square buttress) before traversing precariously rightwards to the gully centre (30m). 5. Continue up to an escape in the centre of gully head via a short easy step or venture a line on the steep broken rocks of the right wall (challenges to suit ability) (30m). 6. Hike 60m over level ground to the final tor where a short interesting line can be picked - more fun than it looks. Shelter from the wind and a spot for lunch can be found 60m further along at Ingleborough's spoked summit shelter.

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 17 Mar, 2018 AltLd
maninblack 4 Mar, 2018 Lead snowing heavily at start, lots of soft snow in first couple of pitches,some neve and even a bit of ice higher up, ground nicely frozen for warthogs,placed a few nuts and tricams. great day out.
snowing heavily at start, lots of soft snow in first couple of pitches,some neve and even a bit of ice higher up, ground nicely frozen for warthogs,placed a few nuts and tricams. great day out.
silentmajority 4 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Chris Hannaby 14 Feb, 2018 Solo
shaun stephens 20 Jan, 2016 Solo Beautiful evening on the hill
Beautiful evening on the hill
crabtreer 17 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S followed a group of three up...bloody cold day...bailed out at the top of the main gully due to whiteout conditions
followed a group of three up...bloody cold day...bailed out at the top of the main gully due to whiteout conditions
Josh Newbold 17 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
munki1971 17 Jan, 2016 2nd Really good - missed out the final tor as it was late in the day
Really good - missed out the final tor as it was late in the day
joeflan 2 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
mc2006 ??, 2013 -
Hidden 12 Feb, 2012 Lead
Hidden 11 Feb, 2012 Solo
Hidden 11 Feb, 2012 Solo
JudithE 10 Feb, 2012 Solo It had to be done. JMart had spent a week fitting insulation under a floor and the Jumar had had 4 days fending off irate customers inadvertantly overcharged. We just had to get out and into our crampons. Fell Lane was treacherously glacial and we were in to cloud soon after Crina Bottom. Contoured round to the NW face. Gratified by the accuracy of our navigation which brought us right to the bottom of the gully. The white stuff was extremely interesting and variable in texture - soft, hard, sugary, crusty, sculpted and wind blown. Everything else was verglassed. Being extremely cold with buffeting winds we didn't fancy getting the rope out and pitching it so went round the verglassed jaws of the gully on a stiff slope. After that we seemed to lose the gully but in the prevailing Baltic conditions just kept going for the top. Suddenly it was all over and we were looking for the summit shelter. A really great day out - just long enough and adventurous enough for us. A spiking incident en route necessitated calling by Home Barn at Clapham to buy new gaiters ... and socks ... and two axes. Hey ho! the perils of winter climbing.
It had to be done. JMart had spent a week fitting insulation under a floor and the Jumar had had 4 days fending off irate customers inadvertantly overcharged. We just had to get out and into our crampons. Fell Lane was treacherously glacial and we were in to cloud soon after Crina Bottom. Contoured round to the NW face. Gratified by the accuracy of our navigation which brought us right to the bottom of the gully. The white stuff was extremely interesting and variable in texture - soft, hard, sugary, crusty, sculpted and wind blown. Everything else was verglassed. Being extremely cold with buffeting winds we didn't fancy getting the rope out and pitching it so went round the verglassed jaws of the gully on a stiff slope. After that we seemed to lose the gully but in the prevailing Baltic conditions just kept going for the top. Suddenly it was all over and we were looking for the summit shelter. A really great day out - just long enough and adventurous enough for us. A spiking incident en route necessitated calling by Home Barn at Clapham to buy new gaiters ... and socks ... and two axes. Hey ho! the perils of winter climbing.
Hidden 5 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
BigHell 26 Feb, 2011 Lead Not too much difficulty here. Once the first couple of grassy steps had been cleared we found ourselves in a steep wide open grass gully which we climbed through very quickly. Although due to the previous days heavy rain the first 20 yards proved a little bit tricky,I used Gary's climbing axe here for safety having left mine at home. Gary then followed on a short belay.
with Gary
Not too much difficulty here. Once the first couple of grassy steps had been cleared we found ourselves in a steep wide open grass gully which we climbed through very quickly. Although due to the previous days heavy rain the first 20 yards proved a little bit tricky,I used Gary's climbing axe here for safety having left mine at home. Gary then followed on a short belay.
with Gary
Hidden 26 Dec, 2010 Solo β
Hidden 26 Dec, 2010 Solo
gcandlin 23 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S in fairly good nick, beautiful day. First step was the technical crux.
in fairly good nick, beautiful day. First step was the technical crux.
tobyk 22 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S Superb route! in perfect condition, 70degree frozen snow, and frozen turf! even found some fat ice!!
Superb route! in perfect condition, 70degree frozen snow, and frozen turf! even found some fat ice!!
Hidden 17 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S
robblowen 15 Jan, 2010 Solo O/S
adi bryant 12 Jan, 2010 Solo First known ski descent. Great steep but narrow entry and even better finish with 15ft drop off. It was hard to get back up in ski boots to collect a dropped pole.
First known ski descent. Great steep but narrow entry and even better finish with 15ft drop off. It was hard to get back up in ski boots to collect a dropped pole.
jimorothy 7 Feb, 2009 Solo Really good novelty fun
with Rachel Crolla
Really good novelty fun
with Rachel Crolla
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