Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Sunday, 20 January 2013

20-01-13, Hell's Lum, Cairngorms - Winter Climbing

The last couple of days have been wild! Extremely windy, with some fresh snow. With a lull (only 50-60mph) today, Matt, Simon and I for some reason walked over the back to Hell's Lum from pt1141 down Coire Domhain. The south facing slopes of Domhain are well scoured and there is ice on Hell's Lum. The easy ice routes and mini gully lines on the right hand side will give good sport, the main ice sheets up the centre of the crag are too thin though at the moment. We climbed Deep-Cut Chimney in the arctic conditions, some slight respite from the wind as we entered the chimney itself, but a crazy blustery very cold day!
Start of the chimney, Deep-Cut Chimney.
Nobody's Fault.
From inside the Deep.

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