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Topic - Agag's Groove

Jamie B - on 29 Jan 2013
Interested in what sort of conditions people feel are required for a winter ascent. Does the groove ever fill with consolidated snow/ice, or is the norm to climb it under powder/rime?

Also interested in what people thought the grade was/is. VII,6 seems like an odd one for snowed-up rock (knowing it to be well-protected in summer) and I've heard VI,7 suggested.

The other thing that intrigues me is what conditions were encountered and tactics employed by McInnes and Bonnington back in 1953? They did FWAs of Crowberry Direct and Raven's Gully the same week, so one assumes they were going well and conditions were pretty good.

Hoping to hear from those who've actually done the route, but not averse to armchair speculation either!
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