Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

26-01-11, Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairngorms - Winter Climbing

A good day in Coire an t-Sneachda today, with Kath and Matt. Very Scottish winter weather; blustery, cold, poor visibility. The crag is in good condition and was busy today. Lots of ice in gullies, rime on rocks, some cleaning required but the cracks aren't completely plastered in thick rime ice. We climbed Wavelength III, 4 (photo - above) and Red Gully III (photo - right). Wavelength is a devious venture up the Fluted Buttress which climbs close to the direct route. Red Gully is in great condition, with plenty of ice to climb with good rock runners. Freezing level was at about 600m.

No comments:

Post a Comment