Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 13
Follow the summer line. From the amphitheatre a number of finishes are possible.1) Collie Exit. Climb directly up slabs on the left for 12m then traverse L to a short chimney III. 2) Barton's Exit, as for the Collie Exit for 12m, then continue up the steep slabby corner above the overlap. Moss Gill can be climbed under a wide range of conditions.
Moss Gill is not this grade with the Collie exit ,more IV,5.
It's comparable in difficulty to Scabbard Chimnay, Savage Slit and other such routes in Scotland. Climber under 'normal' conditions of verglas and powder (as the Cold Climbs account makes clear, powder and verglas have always been the most common conditions) it is certainly 6 technically.
Barton's exit is V6, Collie exit is not [? IV5].
Did Moss Ghyll on 18.3.06 in good condition. To my mind the pitches were:
climbed moss gill on 16/3/06 and agree with much of above and would put it at V 6 , but being a mixed climb it's always hard to compare with pure snow ice climbs, i've happily soloed Zero but would never solo Moss Gill!!! Also we did Choc gully the next day and I reckon thats a good IV 5 !!! ??