Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Hidden Chimney Direct

Yesterday was the start of Karen and Rhys's winter week. However, the lack of winter on the West coast and high winds did not enthuse them.  We decided to go rock climbing in Glen Nevis and revisit some key skills to hopefully put to good use throughout the rest of the week.  It turned out to be a great day, with loads of climbing and some good recapping.

Rhys finish up the last tricky step of Hidden Chimney Direct 

This recapping was put to good use today in the gorms where we climbed Hidden Chimney Direct IV,5. I say climbed, but it was more of a swim in places despite being climbed yesterday.   A team starting from the Gully meant we would have had to wait a while to finish, so we took a line overlooking it on the right which had an emotional little slot to get by.

Karen embracing the slot

There is a lot more snow over East, so it was definitely worth the drive today.

There is a short video of today on the Facebook page.

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