Rowten Pot Big Gully Route
Sunday January 13th 2013
Members present: Jonathan Booth, Matt Gosling
Walk along the gully floor to a bolt on the right hand wall, where a nice traverse leads to a small pitch and another traverse, ending in a Y hang above a big drop where the water falls into the main chamber. This pitch head is directly underneath the rock bridge that the eyehole route lands on. This is where it gets exciting! At first glance the pitch looks intimidating as there is usually a lot of water going down the pitch. However, a rebelay a couple of metres below the edge allows keeps the route out of the worst of it. Landing on a spray lashed ledge about 5 metres down, ignore the various old bolts and set up a deviation from a P hanger with tat on the right (facing the wall). Below this there are more old bolts, but look for a P hanger on the wall. A series of 4 rebelays forms a tricky and thrilling downward sloping traverse until a final drop gains the floor of the chamber. We turned back at the end of the traverse as the forecast was iffy and headed out to heavy snow.
This is a fantastic trip with some of the best SRT in the Dales, I can't wait to get back and finish it off, an exchange with the eyehole route is a must.
Other YUCPC reports on Rowten Pot
- What a Ledge. A short trip to Rowten by Ethan Griffiths
- Rowten Pot by Jean-luc Heath
- Rowten Pot Big Gully Rematch by Jonathan Booth
- Rowten Pot by Caitlin Brumby
- Rowten Pot by Sophie Hentschel
- Rowten Pot - an exchange between Big Gully route and Eye Hole route - 2nd Jan 2011 by Caitlin Brumby
- Rowten Pot - 30th Jan 2010 by Caitlin Brumby
- Rowten Pot - 15 Feb 2009 by Catherine Moody
- Rowten Pot - 23 Apr 2008 by Marianna Wilde
- Rowten Pot A bit damp - 03 Oct 2004 by Gary Douthwaite