Friday, 16 November 2007

Winter action

Yesterday Kenny, Guy and Tom all headed out to The Northern Corries of Cairn Gorm and climbed The seam (IV,5*) in Coire an t-sneachda. This was Tom first winter route, which he climbed very well. The boys broke it down into two pitches, Guy lead first then Kenny lead the chimney-fault (crux) to finish the route. Climbing in a 3 meant that Tom was given plenty of 'pointers' as he climbed and was keen to learn as much about winter climbing as possible. Conditions were ideal for Tom 1st climb (keep checking this blog to see how Tom gets on in 'proper Scottish winter' conditions)

Today Kenny and Guy Headed back out to the Northern Corries and marched into Coire an Lochain and climbed The Migrant (VI,7**). The route was amazing, however the crag appeared to be thawing out as they were climbing, however it didn't cause any problems. Guy lead the first pitch which involved some interesting moves, then Kenny ascended up the rest of the route, which included the crux and some 'full-on' situations. Great route. A little bit of everything.
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