Thursday, 17 March 2011

Waterfall Gully, Ben

Second day with my Dad and friends Tom and Will. Although the track is a no-go, with snow and stuck mini buses, it seemed rude not to head up to the Ben.

There is a track that leads all the way to the CIC hut. From here we headed over to Waterfall Gully, climbing the first 50m in two pitches. This provided fun grade IV ice. While up there we also played on some steeper ice on the left. Gemini was certainly forming but not there yet.

After this we wandered over to some ice to the left of the gulches. There was some significant amounts of poorly bonded slab below No. 5 - easily sliding on an icy crust.

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