Saturday, 17 January 2015

Some fun on the Ben

Kev and I made a snowy wander up to the Ben this morning. With nothing definite in mind we had a look from things at the hut and were pleased to see lots of great ice forming on quite a few routes. What we were less pleased about was that we'd been planning on more of a mixed route so only had two ice screws and a bulldog! The Douglas Boulder was already really busy so we headed under Moonlight Gully Buttress and had a look. The draw of the ice was too great so we ended up climbing a couple of pitches left of the Curtain Rail and joined onto the start of Ledge Route. Some fun climbing and great to be back out! Teams on Vanishing Gully, Tower Ridge, various routes on the Douglas Boulder, Point Five Gully, NE Buttress, the Curtain, Curtain Rail and some of the easier CIC cascades. A busy day on Ben Nevis!