Saturday, 14 January 2012

Aonach Mor Mixed

John and I took the easy walk up to Aonach Mor today with an open mind on what to do.  Thanks to the cloud, the crags were white enough for some mixed climbing.

We started off with Pro Libertate V,6**.  The main feature of this route is a cool corner half way up the crag.  this was climbed on hero hooks with good gear to an easy finish.  Next up John led Sterling Bridge VI,7***.  This seemed to have a lot more good hooks than I remember from 7 years ago.  John managed to snap the first 2 teeth off his darts front point half way up the pitch.  Thankfully he had enough left to keep climbing..  There is now a flake at the top of the corner that is not attached and needs care.  It has an in situ wire in it, and can be avoided easy enough.

Other teams climbed many of the ice routes that were in good condition, Hammerhead Pillar was climbed and Ribbon Groove.

I will add pics to the Facebook page when I can get a proper internet connection.

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