Observatory gully weekend…

On March 1, 2015 by Tim Neill

A cool 2 days with Keith up in the Observatory Gully… Friday saw us looking for something icy…we had a few ideas but ended up on the Left Edge…an old classic just by Point Five…we climbed back down the Tower Gully collecting the Direct Start to the Echo Traverse on the way….a brilliant blue ice pillar that always seems to be in..

Saturday we climbed The Brass Monkey….this will be a mega classic route when it gets more widely known in the next guidebook….

Mostly well protected, lots of hard climbing and a real strong line…probably best done when icy to lock in the crucial chock stones…it finishes on Tower Ridge, where we sorted a hasty abseil back to our rucksacs in the rapidly deteriorating weather. Get it done everyone!


The 6 minute tree was a welcome site on the way home…

One Response to “Observatory gully weekend…”

  • Hi Neill,

    by any chance, was it you and your partner who’d given us, 3 Hungarian guys, a lift from NF carpark on Friday?

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