Friday, 20 February 2009

Ben Nevis Action

Today I was on the Ben with Matt Lander who was going to experience his first Ben winter route. We trudged up No.3 Gully to Two Step Corner. The first pitch is not quite there, but by starting up No. 3 Gully Buttress you could gain a steep icey corner which offered excellent climbing to then jion into the main pitch. The crux pitch was a little sporting, but still worth its normal grade. It had good ice all the way with a couple of slightly steeper than normal sections I'm led to believe. The exit at the top was steepish but safe and straight forward.

Matt and Ian climbed the White Line saying that it was excellent climbing with some good ground for the grade. Other folks made ascents of Green Gully, No. 3 Gully Buttress, No. 2 Gully Buttress, Comb Gully. Glover's Chimney, Indicator Wall and Tim and Stu climbed JP's Back with a spicy first pitch on not a lot of ice by the sound of it. They also climbed some ice lines near No. 2 Gully Buttress I think.

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