/ Gardyloo Gulley conditions last week.
Snow on top of ice, ice very brittle, not banked out much apart from right at the very top.
Also it was my second that left that size 3 dragon cam if you found it.
Did you dig in and snooze for a few hours? seem to have missed some time here??
Thanks for putting the video up, but it does seem to go from foggy to dark in one second!
It was our last day, so we had a lie in and set off quite late, (not planned) but we then planned to top out just as it was getting dark but the snow lower down was quite hard and my second wasn't confident in just wizzing up it so I had to pitch it + he wasnt used to front pointing so I think his calves were giving him trouble, probably just aswell so I was able to save my energy for the last pitch lol, I was a bit gripped on the axes and not trusting my feet.
Alls well that ends well! Glad you both got back down safely and 'enjoyed' the climb!
I really enjoyed the route but I wasn't expecting it to be as it was, I miss-read the guide book where it says something about it can be grade III/4 if the snow don't build up and bank out.
Hopefully the conditions will be good for you!
You did really well, not bad for your second or third winter route haha
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