Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Ordinary Route

Today Alex and I walked into a a very quiet SCNL with my breif to challenge his limits.  After seeing him rock climb yesterday, it was obvious that grade II would be a little too easy.  So Ordinary Route IV,4***, was a good choice.
Alex reaching the belay after the crux pitch

The route was in the best condition I have climbed it in, with ice everywhere, and on nearly all the ledges.  Alex made swift work following each pitch and growing in confidence the higher we went.  With the idea to climb ice tomorrow, the Ben it is then!

Cruising up the final pitch

A stunning day in the Lochain
The only other team out today was Kenny Grant and his client, who climbed Scabbard Chimney.

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