Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Winter Climbing in the Cairngorms
As the weather continued to be stable I took the opportunity, along with Nick again, to try a route in Coire an Lochain in the Northern Corries. Shorter walk-in and smaller route, though a little harder. We climbed Ventriloquist, a HVS rock route in the summer, a steep and technical mixed winter route today. Not used to the grade of VII, 7, Nick led most of the route and I tried my best to pull hard on the axes behind him.
Strong winds are forecast tomorrow, so a good excuse for a rest day, and return to the current winter wonderland on Thursday.
Posted by Gareth Davies