/ Beinn Udlaidh today
Seriously, nothing's in at all on the hill, the thaw has been a bit more aggressive than suggested. There's ice on QS and a lot on the "Pan" etc area, but it's thin and running with water. Even Central and West Gullies are incomplete. Sunshine Gully looks to be the most complete route on the hill. There's a fair amount of ice still on Organ Pipes, but again, very wet. Best ice and turf were on the walk in....
Shouldn't take much to get things going again, and forecast looks like it might do the trick. Lots of water running to freeze up, lots of turf exposed to get solid. Fingers crossed...
Aye thanks for posting, good to know
I had hoped to get out today for my first winter climb of a few years but didn't look worth it and got all my good ladies birthday and Xmas pressies intead. It was that or a round of golf! I've come far in life!
Good to see ye back, mr maw
Did Ramshead gully on Saturday. Waist high snow on the approach, the mountain was definitely thawing though, pitch 2 was more like climbing an icy waterfall. Got drenched! although..probably shouldn't of been just been wearing a softshell..
Has any 1 been up this week ? Thinkin of going for a look tomorrow ,, Any1 fancy comein along give me a shout I will be leavin Edinburgh about 6 if am going , should get a climb in
Looked at Fahrenheit 451 and Salamander Gully on Creag Coire an Dothaidh yesterday. Both are just there but looked thin and desperate and not fully formed. I would say they are a reasonable indicator.
Mmmm not really
I climbed good but thin ice on the NE corie of Beinn an Dothaidh yesterday, so would imagine Beinn Udlaidh is in, but a bit thin. I think the info is a bit redundant though as the weather tomorrow is poor for climbing and the conditions for Sat and Sun will have changed after tomorrows weather!
Why? It is in the same area. Roughly same altitude. Both are driven by snow melt / drainage and things were thin just a few days ago?
> Why? It is in the same area. Roughly same altitude. Both are driven by snow melt / drainage and things were thin just a few days ago?
Creag Coire An Dothaidh is South West facing and Beinn Udlaidh is North facing. I've been waiting for Fahrenheit 451 for a while now...
Yea I've been waiting a few years for Fahrenheit 451 as well ..
If it comes in this season you fancy it??
Think I will head up ,, might catch a easy route with abit if ice on it before it gos
Thanks for the info
Not sure: maybe Creag Coire an Dothaidh is more reliant on snowmelt to produce ice. In Dec 2010/ Jan 2011 Udlaidh was in good nick but F451 barely formed at all.
Pretty blowy tomorrow (southeasterly I think), and it's been snowing today. Watch those exit slopes!!
Cheers Jamie , I will do
Aye, but am away early Jan to June, so will probably not make it...
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