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Kennedy's Gully 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 6 pitches, 1000', Grade IV
Consensus: WI4 [details]
FA: M. Kennedy
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: eDixon on Jan 17, 2011

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Upper pitches.


Climb can be broken up many ways, and many might prefer to simul sections of moderate terrain.

P1 - A couple short steps of easy ice that finish at a tree with slings (WI3).

A short stretch of snow leads to the obvious second pitch.

P2 - A long pitch (175'?) of usually thin ice (WI4). Belay at fixed rock gear in the left wall.

P3/4 - 300-400' of snow and short easy ice/mixed steps. Simul or pitch-it-out.

P5 - Thin but low-angle ice (WI3). Belay at fixed pins on the right.

P6/7 - More thin ice, a little steeper, to the top of the gully (WI3/4). One long or two shorter pitches.


Left of Gravity's Rainbow. The gully starts right off the road.


A selection of screws short - medium.

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Topping P2.
Topping P2.
Middle pitches.
Middle pitches.
The business.
BETA PHOTO: The business.

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By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Feb 15, 2011

2-10-11: a very nasty, wet avalanche ripped down this gully on Saturday with 2 teams of 5 people in it. No one was hurt, but someone needed a spatula to clean out their shorts afterwords.
Be VERY careful on these south-facing routes on warm, sunny days following storms!!
By atfarley
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 29, 2012

Don't climb when slushy: