Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Curtain

Today Alex and I went up on the Ben and climbed the Curtain IV,5***.  Although a little thin at the bottom, it was hero ice all the way today.  There was a team on the route when we approached, so taking our time kitting up, we gave them chance to be on the final pitch as we started.  This was just in time as the queue started to form.  We made rapid progress, so walked around to do Waterfall Gully as well.  Unfortunately, this was 4 deep.  Instead we dropped down to the CIC cascades and rattled up them.

Alex cruising up the easy slab of the first pitch

Approaching the second stance
A great day to be cruising around classics on the Ben.  Ronnie and Paul climbed Gemini VI,6*** which looked in excellent condition.
Can you spot the impatient leader climbing all over the team in front, poor skills Sir!

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