Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Thursday, 31 January 2013

31-01-13, Carn Etchachan, Cairngorms - Winter Climbing

Gaz, sending pitch 3 Red Guard.
The calm after the storm... nearly! Gaz, Chris and I had a look over the back in Loch Avon basin. Open minds, icy on Hell's Lum but Carn Etchachan or Shelterstone were the order. No ice on Sticil Face, plenty of snow about and crags looked very wintry. We climbed Red Guard, some good pitches, turf was well frozen but could have had some more useful neve snow instead of sugar bashing!
Pitch 2, tricky verglassed chimney shenanigans.

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