/ Broad Gully & Dorsal Arete

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jamesofdeath - on 10 Dec 2012
Anyone up here today/yesterday can say what conditions are like?
Mr Fuller on 10 Dec 2012
In reply to jamesofdeath: I was on Ordinary Route in SCNL yesterday. Snow was pretty wet and unconsolidated. Turf was mostly frozen for pitches 2 onwards. Two other teams were on our route, and a team on the gully next-door. No teams were on Dorsal that I could see, and I don't think anyone came down Broad Gully. Snow was wet and quite poorly consolidated so Broad Gully would be quite unpleasant I think. Dorsal Arete would no-doubt go, but there'd likely be a lot of scratching about on bare rock. Then again, a lot could have changed between yesterday and now!
Jamie B - on 10 Dec 2012
In reply to Mr Fuller:

> Turf was mostly frozen for pitches 2 onwards.

So the unfrozen turf on P1 wasn't a concern? This route is going to resemble a Northern Corries grade IV soon, as unfrozen ascents are becoming the norm.

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