Black Ladders Routes

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Winter
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Guidebook page 198.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Eastern Gully Top 50
The deep gully on the far left of the crag1) 3, 45m. A steep icefall-start gives access to the gully proper. An easier...
 
2 Stars
III 3
2
Pyramid Gully Top 50
Another classic gully climb with some excellent ice on the first two pitches1) 5, 45m. Climb the steep ice-pitch to the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
IV 5
3
Pyramid Face Direct Top 50
A technical winter-excursion with a fine icefall first-pitch and a mixed middle1) 5, 45m. Climb the wide icefall to reach a...
 
2 Stars
V 6
4
Central Gully Top 50
The deep gully gives a tremendous winter adventure with a desperate section1) 3, 60m. Climb ice directly below the...
 
2 Stars
Strong
III 5
5
Gallipoli Top 50
A fine and varied climb with good positions1) 4, 45m. Climb the icefall to a large snow-terrace and belay beneath a small...
 
2 Stars
Technical
V 5
6
Passchendaele Top 50
A brilliant winter adventure1) 5, 50m. Climb any of the steep turfy grooves to a ledge and a ramp leaning rightwards to...
 
3 Stars
V 5
7
Flanders Top 50
A tough and technical mixed route of great character. A must for any grade 7 leader. The original summer line can be followed...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
VII 7
8
Western Gully Top 50
THE classic winter route of North Wales1) 3, 40m. Climb the gully, passing a narrow chimney-like section (peg) to a cave...
 
3 Stars
Technical
V 6
9
Western Gully Direct Finish
This adds two excellent pitches of grade 5 ice heading up and right after the crux slab pitch of the original route1) 5,...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
V 5
10
The Somme Top 50
A big route that tackles the left side of the impending black buttress1) 3, 45m. Climb the steep icy groove to a spike...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
V 6
11
Icefall Gully Left-hand
Fantastic mid grade-ice climbing1) 2, 45m. Climb easy ice to a steepening2) 3, 45m. Follow more ice to a large...
 
1 Stars
IV 4
  • Latest Comments

    For BLACK LADDERS (WINTER)

    Pyramid Gully
    "More like IV 4 than technical 5. Good climbing and worth the stars though." 14/Mar top50

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