Monday, 23 February 2015

Upper West Face of Gearr Aonach

Today Paul and I had 2 climbing teams from the Irish crew.  Weather and conditions are extremely challenging at the moment, and options limited.   We made the swim up to the the upper West Face of Gearr Aonach to see if there where any options to climb.  We were rewarded for our efforts with a few routes to go at.  Paul climbed 999 with Ronan and Robbie and I climbed Rescue Team Gully with Morris.  Both routes are not in premo condition, but offered an interesting and full winter experience today.  Colm and Dave came with us and climbed a mixed line up an obvious groove to the left of Jim's Gully.   It looked like the best route of the day and was around grade III,4 climbing.

The mass of snow and the fact we were all soaked, made the decision to head down an easy one.  The wade down was a lot easier than the one up, but still very deep.

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