/ Conditions on Beinn an Dothaidh
Did it today, first step a bit cruddy but no bother. Finished up the ice fall which was fat. Bomber neve, a few other parties and a few soloist did it also. Cirrus looked thin and tricky on the first pitch but a team had made it past that section but took a while to do so.
Did it on Monday when it was in pretty good nick.
Is Taxus "stepped out" at the moment? Wondering what the bottom steepening is like.
I was up West Gully today - buttresses are a bit black, but snow routes look good, with really firm, stable snow. Taxus looked okay from where we were, with decent cover. Bottom is icy and not remotely banked out as far as I could see.
> Is Taxus "stepped out" at the moment? Wondering what the bottom steepening is like.
It was a bit thin and a wee bit cruddy, got a good screw in at the bottom (ooo-err) but the ice wasn't great until the first belay. Didn't change the grade and the snow was so good you could trust in your placements.
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