Sunday, 25 November 2007

A Wild Day on the Ben

Yesterday(24.11.07), Kenny, Joe and John braved the wet and windy weather to have a look at climbing conditions on the South Trident Buttress,Ben Nevis. After a somewhat soggy approach, they were pleasantly suprised to find good mixed conditions, and decided on Kellet's Groove Climb.
This is an excellent short and steep mixed climb, similiar in style to Scabbard Chimney in Glencoe, but with an exciting back and footing crux near the top.
During the occasional break in the cloud, No.3 Gully Buttress/Creag Coire nan Ciste looked to be well rimed up and in excellent mixed nick. There was also a fair amount of ice forming in some places. All in all an good start to the season.

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