Thursday, 7 March 2013

Boomer's Requiem

Today Andy and I had the full Scottish winter experience on Boomer's Requiem V,5***.  Another route that is high in the grade, with a very steep crux section.  This is a route I had wanted to do for a while, so was pretty happy to tick it off today, despite the gale force gusts and drippy ice.  Even though the temp had gone up a little today, the ice was like plastic and a joy to climb.  We made good time up the route, then descended an extreme gale force Ledge Route to grab a brew in the hut and catch up with folks before walking back down.
Andy running up the first pitch

One more day left of Andy's climbing course, but at least one more grade V in him I think!

It was a wet and wild one, so not sure if pics will turn out.  Will at some once I've checked.

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