Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sunny Cairngorms, Spiral and Red Gully

I met Richard and brother Robert off the sleeper this morning in Aviemore. They were up for the weekend and today the aim was enjoyable grade II/III routes.

We head into Snechda with fine views and hard snow under foot. It was reasonably quiet on arrival and fortunately with a view of the routes, allowing myself to note the white lines that are left.

Red gully has a mix of ice and rock at the start with another ice pitch higher up. We returned to the corrie via the Goat Track which is currently quite steep with heard neve. Spiral Gully was next with Richard and Robert opting for the direct finish that provided some nice ice climbing.

Other routes that were climbed included Fiacaill Couloir, Aladins Direct, Runnel, Crotch ...
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Spiral Gully Direct, CairngormsSpiral Gully Direct, CairngormsRed Gully, Cairngorms

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