Sunday, 20 January 2008

New? Winter Routes on Ben Nevis

Yesterday I climbed with another Gaz up high on Ben Nevis. Seeking out possible new lines we headed up near No. 4 gully climbing two mixed routes that weren't listed in the guide book. Both were continualy interesting lines around grade IV, 5 and about 70m long. Being located near No.4 makes access and descent easy, almost like cragging but at the top of the Ben!

The turf was well frozen, with ice in places, which made for good conditions. The walk up to No. 4 was also made easy by the firm, frozen snow.

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