Pitch 1. 4.Starting at the base of Helmand Province you climb up some turfy grooves onto a ledge, step right to a leftwards slanting turfy crack - climb that and continue to the base of the obvious crack. (40m)
Pitch 2. 7. Climbs the obvious crack to a ledge (possible belay) and then continue up a shallow chimney over the overhang to a ledge and block belays. (25m)
Pitch 3. 5. Climb the left on the 2 obvious grooves until a tricky step can be made across into the right groove (a bit bold), follow this groove until a step can be made around the arete onto a ledge and then climb the short steep groove to an awkward finish - belay well back. (30m)
|Top section of pitch 2|
|Matt on the crack of Pitch 2|
|Adam heading into the second groove of Pitch 3.|
The turf was in pretty good shape mostly after an obvious change in the weather from yesterday, with a good dusting of fresh snow.
Andy Turner was out with Calum Muskett and climbed Traversty VIII, 8 on Clogwyn Du. A good first route of the season for Andy. Check out his blog for pics andf more details, http://andyturnerclimbing.blogspot.com/