/ Hells lum, deep cut chimney
Despite the awful conditions we scrambled up the left facing groove running up the slabs to the start of the route and we climbed the wettest climb we have ever done. The first two pitches were desperate and i secretly wished we had just gone for a hill walk, but we were committed after the first pitch and once we got to the chimney the rock offered better pro and i relaxed a wee bit. I don't recommend this route in these conditions as gear was scant on the first two pitches and a fall did not bear thinking about.
Inside the chimney some difficult moves were required to pass the chock-stones and with no ice present it was hard work trying to get footholds. However we made it to the last pitch which was just sublime!
We topped out to clear skies and were pumped full of adrenaline and got home in daylight for a change.
Will do this route again in better conditions
Not sure why you are posting this in the "Winter Climbing" forum?
You'll like it better in Winter nick!
hope that answers your querie
But much more enjoyable though!
There's rarely any ice in the final chimney.
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