Sunday, 10 March 2013

Combe gully to ourselves.

Back up the Ben with Paddy today to get him on something a bit harder and on the walk in we saw team after team head up to Creag Coire na Ciste and No.3 gully buttress but no one had headed round the corner towards No. 2 gully. So we popped round to find that it was in fact empty with just two teams on the White line. The great conditions continued today and in fact the snow is now bullet hard making secure and easy climbing. Combe gully itself is fat and very stepped out at the moment with very little need to swing at all but still great climbing, the wind was cold today and I was glad to be moving quickly.

The ice routes are in great condition and some of the mixed climbs are back in condition with enough cloud around today to stop the sun doing too much damage.

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