Monday, 1 February 2010

Vanishing Gully

Today Matt and I only had a short time to bag a route as we needed to get back into the Fort to pick up some things. We made the short walk to the base of Vanishing Gully, which looked great. The first pitch has great climbing on it, but the screws are disposable. There was the odd peice of rock gear, but not much. The second pitch has good hard ice through the short steep section making the climbing safer and enjoyable. We descended down the 1934 Route.

To make use of our time we looked at Abolokovs and had a play in the snow. There were small pockets of fresh snow around, but it appeared to be loose and fluffy with no obvious slab. We headed out and were back for tea and medals at 14:30, winner!

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