/ Ben Nevis Conditions
Was chatting to some guys who did NE Buttress yesterday - good they said, but a bit of a swim to get to, and get up!
Between snow flurries, patches of blue sky appeared today (Sunday). Probably more snow sticking onto Carn Dearg than I've ever seen, everything was white!
If only the ground underneath was frozen!!
We bailed after pitch 1 of Jacknife, the climbing wasn't enjoyable.
Is there much turf on Jacknife?
The initial slab pitch beneath the V groove, though easy was horrible!
The groove obviously has some, aye you could have got up it, balancing on feet cos you couldn't pull on tools, but where's the fun in that?? We would have done Cutlass if it was properly frozen.
Play the game, stick by the rules, preserve these climbs for future ascents!!
Totally agree, thought it might be an option for these kind of conditions, but evidently not!
I had also, initially thought the same, after seeing a pic on here previously.
I knew Cruachan wouldn't be in!
I was on the hills just north of Cruachan on Saturday. The turf was frozen where exposed just below 1000m.
Notice you've been there a couple of times - what sort of conditions do you think are best for it?
Probably. I would imagine that Coire Chat would be under a blanket of snow and has been from about Friday or so.
Good travelling conditions are essential, can reach crag in under 3hrs!
It is high and very exposed, northerlies to freeze turf, small dump of snow. I would think it's in before Bidean, more open, tad higher.
'Good nicks for frontpoints' where, I haven't found many!!!!!!
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