Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Scrambling and New Snow

I was scrambling with Andy today on Creag Ghlas in Strathconon. This is a great crag and has fantastic climbing from VS upwards. We weaved around East buttress which can be a grade 2/3 scramble or a VS depending on the line you take. We tagged the summit at 686m and then scrambled down and back up another line before finally heading down. We looked at all aspects of ropework and quick efficient movement adapting our style to suit the terrain.

The weather was mostly dry and the rock started to dry off in the afternoon. Note the rock here is very very slippy in the wet.
We saw evidence of quite localised snow fall on the distant mountains. There was nothing near where we were and nothing to the East of us but over to the SW on Sgurr Fhuar -thuill 1049m and the surrounding areas seemed to have a very healthy covering (see picture). There are some high crags in that vicinity so there may be a short coda on this winters song, but i'm off tomorrow to go and help with the Lambing over the Easter w/e. Hopefully next week will either be full on winter, or lovely dry sunshine for summer climbing!

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