Not as wild in the Corries today. I was climbing with Damo in Sneachda today, we did Salvation. This route has a bit of a reputation, so we were expecting that there might be a bit of a hard time to be had. Conditions must have been on our side, the climbing seemed straight forward and bang on the grade at VI,7. The turf was excellent and there was some helpful ice around (this made for a very bold first pitch). Greg and Euan climbed White Magic (Magic Crack) by the original way as the top section was a bit too scoured. The climbs today were lightly rimed with good snow, ice and turf throughout. A lot of the buttress routes looked in similar condition with the fiacaill the exception, this was very white.
Other teams climbed Fluted Buttress Direct which did'nt have much ice in it, No Blue Skies and the other classic grade 4's on the mess of Potage and the trident gullies had teams in them.
There was a rucksack lost today by some nice Europian climber's. If anyone finds this can you hand it in the Aviemore police or the Ranger's station as I think they were going to keep checking these spots.
Sorry no pics. I need a better set of batteries.