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Parallel Gully 


Type:  Ice
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 31, 2007

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Mike on Parallel Gully....


The middle of the Apocalypse Wall..The right of the two gullies....


Just right of the rock route, Apocalypse Later (5.11c) is a low angle corner that fills with ice...At the top is a nice very short pillar, if you want to finish on a more interesting top out climb it top out...If you want it easy, clip in to the anchor to the right (this is the anchor to Kate's Arete (5.4) and lower to the ground....

The route can look really thin, but usually you can get bomber screws in the corner were the ice is thicker....


Screws, some short ones if its really thin....
You can also clip some of the bolts on Kate's Arete....

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Rock Climbing Photo: swinging away
swinging away
Rock Climbing Photo: Chance Wright on an early season Parallel Gulley
Chance Wright on an early season Parallel Gulley
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Graham on Parallel Gully c/1997
Chris Graham on Parallel Gully c/1997
Rock Climbing Photo: 12/31/09
Rock Climbing Photo: Parallel Gully on 12/31/09
Parallel Gully on 12/31/09
Rock Climbing Photo: Parallel Gully: A good TR route. Dec 31st 2009.
Parallel Gully: A good TR route. Dec 31st 2009.

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Jan 26, 2010

This is an enjoyable route, and I thought more in the solid-3 category because it was quite a continuous calf-burner (and the good pro would be left-handed).

The trick is that you can't see it (from the road) until you've passed it and look backwards.
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Dec 15, 2013
rating: WI2+

I think the beta for this route is to chimney. There are a number of spots where you can get very comfortable rests by leaning on the left wall. Rest your calfs, place the pro there. Solid grade 2 with this technique in my opinion.

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