Craig and I went back up to the Ben today and climbed Ledge Route. This was in lean, but good condition. There were many teams out today on Indicator Wall, Smith's, Good Friday Climb, Tower Ridge.
Matt, Emma and John climbed Smith's, but it was very wet. The ice was great to climb though. Paddy and clients said that Tower Ridge was in good condition, with lots off helpful snow and ice about.
Looking around there are things to climb. Tower Scoop, Comb and Green Gully with the variations as well. Cascade and upper cascade looked climbable, Glover's and White Line looked good. The Central gullies had ice in them as well. Point 5 has big holes in it and will take some time to recover.
My axe was amazing[y where I left it on Tuesday, so happy days.