Today we had to teams climbing on the Ben and in Glen Coe. Chris and Ben headed up and climbed North East Buttress, It was snowy! (thanks Chris for the pics) . I was climbing with Karl and we headed to the Curtain in the morning and then walked over to the DB and climbed the Left hand chimney route. Guy was out teaching leading again on dinner time buttress. Sounds like their were some teams climbing in SCNL plus the sun came out.It was a nice day to be in the mountains.
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A day out with Tim Neill. We ended up on plan D but was a good plan. The shadow on Carn Dearg Buttress. Some other teams out and about, one team did the curtain (special care needed getting to and off this route), Route 1, some teams on the douglas boulder. Chris T was out with Ben and did LH chimney on the DB and a team heading up Tower Ridge I think.
A couple of pictures from Andy R who was out on Dorsal Arete on Sunday. A lot of snow in the corrie and more has fallen over the last few days. Heres a link to some climbing footage in SCNL Keith Ball and James Thacker climbing Inclination http://vimeo.com/86490146.
Also on my day off last friday we (me and Adam Hughes) climbed Centurion on Carn Dearg Buttress. Here’s some pics what a cool route.
We had teams out on Ben Nevis and out in Glen coe today. quite wild and damp on the ben today, Me and steve climbed the SW ridge of the Douglas Boulder with a few other teams. Some other teams out on Gutless, Cutlass and fawtly towers.
Hannah was out with Keith and Charlie on Buachaille Etive Beag on the last day off their intro weekend. They had much better weather over there and even a view!
Thursday we headed in to the ben hope to climb on the Dougles boulder but the weather had other plans. We got to the CIC and then decided to head back to the car. we spent the afternoon in Glen nevis rocking climbing.
Today Me, Mark and Chris headed up to SCNL to climb Raeburns route. the route was in brilliant condition loads off snow/snice! good fun climbing if not a wee busy on the route. A nice route finish the week on.
We had a team out on the climbing course today.
Mark and Chris climbed Twisting Gully 4 stars. Good condition deep snow at the base but other than that good ice and snow to climb. Other routes climbed were chimney route (an Ice climb at the mo) Central grooves, Raeburns route, SC gully (Not sure what happened at the cornice) and dorsal Arete has a good track now!
Adam was out climbing as well with steven and Ed they climbed North Buttress. They reported very good conditions both on the route and in the Clachaig Inn.
The climbing team was out on north buttress today, sorry no pics as the camera stopped working. was good fun a wee damp but got better the higher you climbed. should be really good after a hard freeze. Lots of avalanche activity in Coire na Tulaich See the SAIS pictures. Adam H was out on the zig zags with Steven,Edward and Frances.