No sign of a cold snap until around 16th April on the weather charts. This will result in routes such as Orion Face Direct, Hadrian’s Wall Direct and Sickle going down the pan! Point Five Gully may hang in a while longer and certainly Indicator Wall (usually last to go) and Smith’s Route should stay for a time. However, never try to outguess a Scottish winter. We have yet to get a last dose of the ‘Lambing’ Snows and I have climbed Orion, Zero and Point Five as late as 23rd April. Even this is not the latest date for these climbs.