Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Raeburn's Route

Above: John finishing the hard climbing on the long first pitch

Now the high pressure system has moved in the weather has improved. Cold and clear with blistering sunshine today in Glencoe. We slogged back up in SCNL and climbed Raeburn's route, which had suffered a little on the first pitch due to the early morning sun, it might not be there tomorrow. Once on the upper pitches it was steller climbing to the top. John and Dave again commented on the quality of the climbing, they seem to be developing a liking for mixed climbing. There were loads of teams out today on all the usual classics, taking advantage of the trenches to the routes. There was a fair bit of snow being moved at the end of the day and I have heard that Obseratory gully avalanched today as well as some folks getting avalanched out of the base of Glover's. It is warm so take care out there.

Above: John and Dave enjoying the route and the weather
Below: Dave nearing the top

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