Paul James, MIC - Mountain-Expertise.co.uk - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions
Sunday, 24 February 2013
24-02-13, Creagan Coire an t-Slugain, Glen Shiel - Winter Climbing
Creagan Coire an t-Slugain, Glen Shiel.
Back working in the North-West Highlands again this week. High pressure still hanging around, cold temperatures as well. We headed to Glen Shiel and walked up to Creag Coire an t-Slugain. Rock hard neve everywhere, with plenty of avalanche debris from over a week ago at the base of double gully. Initially I thought we would climb Pioneer Gully, III, as I knew it was in condition, but once we got to see the crag up close I thought some of the other routes maybe in condition. We climbed The Triangle, IV,4, which gave 4 good pitches on frozen turf, useful snow and icy smears, I got a few screws in but the ice wasn't really fat, just handy enough to climb. Some of the other routes maybe possible but if they rely on continuous ice it would be doubtful!
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