Thursday, 29 November 2007

Babylon on the Ben

Today Kenny and Guy decided to go and check out Ben Nevis North Face to see if they could get a climb in. On the walk in from the car park, they were greeted by a light snow blizzard which gave the ground and the crag even more snow cover. They walked up into Coire na Ciste and headed up to Number Three Gully Buttress and climbed Babylon (VII,8**). This route was amazing. The protection was pretty good, bomber where they needed it and the climbing was challenging and sustained. This is Kenny's hardest winter lead he has climbed to date, and by far one of my most memorable. During the climb the weather held out very nicely, calm most of the day, a couple of snow showers here and there. The route itself was in good nick. A little bit mushy lower down but good build up higher up and plenty of rhyme. It got dark as they topped out, they abseiled down Number Three Gully to their sacks and headed back home for pizza and beer.

1 comment:

Apex Distribution said...

Nice one guy's seems you are realy able to take advantage of the in/out conditions at the moment!