/ Conditions in Coire an Lochain today
i was one of the guys on savage slit, was nicely rimed up...the main corner especially was nice and white. as you say though a lot of verglas about which made protecting it quite hard at times but wasnt too bad. all in all a great first climb of the season!
It often seems to be.
Glad you enjoyed it. I don't like verglas so went to Garbh Choire Mor, Braeriach. I had a good day out too.
Good effort getting to Lochain and Braeriach on the same day.
Time do the decent thing, I reckon.
I'll reply to this once but I'm not going to let you draw me into an argument, based on your original message, you're not worth it.
On the day we went up with open minds to see if anything looked in, most of the buttresses only had very thin rime and a coating of verglas but in that bay around the 'y' gullies things were rimed up much better. Obviously you weren't there as you're basing your accusations on a picture. I stand by our decision to get on it.
Not such a nice day today. We binned it after 10 minutes walk (softies), but you could have climbed if keen.
We were heading up to Creagan a' Cha-no but the cold wind put us off. It was probably too bare.
It was you who said we were softies. And I agreed!
That's what I expected for conditions. We'd have climbed something if we'd gone on.
saw teams on savage slit, fallout corner and y gullies (left deemed not in by party trying it, and it did indeed look a lot harder than 3 today!), they did right instead). also friends did auricle which they said was in good condition.
Neve was bomber, had to use crampons for almost any snow slopes..
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