Sunday, February 14, 2010

Northern Corries report

We have been in the Northern Corries this weekend. Most of the gully lines are seeing traffic as is the ski road up there; today both top car parks were full by half eight and the halfway car park was half full! The corries were not though as busy as i had feared and whilst many climbers were about (see picture) i didn't see too many queues. Today the freezing level was very high, mid crag perhaps and the gentle thaw cause the snow to ball up on the crampons; a major hazard. I witnessed a lucky climber have both her feet slip when leading. Luckily she managed to stay on and avoid a 50+m fall and was very thankful for my top rope thrown to her!

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