Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Monday, 18 February 2013

18-02-13, Sgorr Ruadh, North-West Highlands - Winter Climbing

Fuar Tholl and Sgorr Ruadh.
 Another fantastic day in the North-West highlands. Slightly further walk today but still quite chilled, to Sgorr Ruadh in Glen Carron. A great walk in with this fine weather, slightly cooler this morning but did thaw throughout the day. The snow was quite firm, a lot firmer than yesterdays slush fest! There are not many routes climbable on the face, Postbox Gully was good, chimney pitch has some some good sport, plenty of snow and ice on the following pitches. Central Couloir had a great covering of snow and it looked like Easy Gully would be climbable, High Gully and other icy lines are not!
After the slot on Postbox Gully, Sgorr Ruadh.
Sgorr Ruadh, hard neve snow still exists, harder routes not in condition.
Fuar Tholl looking south.
Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Beinn Eighe.
Descending Central Couloir.
Looking to Cuillin.

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