Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Far Eastern Buttress

Above: Me on the first pitch

Today I went up to the Far Eastern Buttress on Aonach Dubh with Dave and John. We climbed a route called Houy Choy (I'll correct this when I get it right) IV,5, which felt more Vi,5 today with the thin, not so good ice and extremely poor/none existant gear. This is much steeper than it looks and gives some good climbing spread over 2 pitches, both of which were thin ice climbing. Dave and John felt challenged and got a lot out off the day, but we might have an easier day tomorrow, maybe.

There is now a good track into the corie where folks were climbing a range of routes. Still loads of snow, which is wet and heavy.

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