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Kennedy's Gully 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 7 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. Ascend a couple short steps of easy ice or mixed that finish at a tree with slings (WI3, ~100').

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

P2. Continue up a long pitch of usually thin ice. Belay at fixed rock gear in the left wall (WI4, ~175').

P3/4. Climb 300-400' of snow and short easy ice or mixed steps. This leads to the upper gully.

P5. Continue up low-angle but usually thin ice leading up the start of the upper gully. Belay at fixed pin on the right (WI3/4, ~160')

P6. The gully gets a little steeper, and the ice is still usually thin. Belay at a nest of fixed rock gear in the left wall (WI3/4, ~200).

P7. This is the steepest and best part of the upper gully. Belay off screws or continue up snow to a tree with slings (WI4, ~180').


This is left of Gravity's Rainbow. The gully starts right off the road.


A selection of screws short - medium and a few pins.

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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: Bozeman, MT
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:
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