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Winter Climbing report - Great End, SE Gully, Grade III

   Words by tcsh

   on 14/02/2009 13:45:00


Climbers - Bryan & Keith Wakeley, Friday 6th Feb        

SE Gully, Great End                                                                           

Great End

Having convinced my brother Keith to get the day off work, on the promise of great winter conditions and a good forecast, Ian, Helen, Keith and I drove round to Seathwaite and headed up grains gill to Great end.  We reached the base of the crag at 10.30ish and were amazed at how good the conditions were, with all the gullies complete, and ice all over the crag.  After a quick scan of the crag, we went for Window gully, as it was free of climbers and the icefall variation looked inviting.  This proved to be a good choice, as the ice allowed good first time placements, and even offered good ice screw protection.  After this route, we decided to get on another route, as my brother wanted to make the most of his day off work and DIY.  So we went for South East gully, which contained an interesting 15m icy chimney and a few mixed moves over chockstones. 

There were many other climbers around that day, taking full advantage of the conditions.  Ian who walked in with us, also reported that conditions were excellent over on Scafell, where he soloed Deep ghyll intergrylle, and saw teams on Moss ghyll                      


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