/ Liathach, Northern Pinnacles - how much technical ground?
when you thinking???? can i come!
Maybe Wednesday. Are you free?
Im wondering if something shorter with less technical ground might be a better choice as there still isnae much daylight at the moment. I dont want to be trying to descend the mountain in the dark!
Time variable, bit like tower ridge, some parties take 2-3 hours (once on the ridge proper) in good conditions, others all day. A very good outing.
Consider your approach, given preceeding wind direction and potential avalanche risk. Both the Glas Toll bothian approach to the west, and coireag Cham approach east are relatively sheltered so can collect wind slab. But give you two completely different aspects to approach via. There is also the direct approach via Terminal buttress, which gives harder climbing and makes a longer day.
Thanks for the info; can anyone suggest a shorter, similar mountaineering style day out in the north-west? I have done the An Teallach traverse and Liathach traverse recently
Black Carl's on Beinn Eighe would be an option. If you progress quicker than expected you can head on to the summit. Bit loose in summer, much better in winter, grand setting.
Don't dismiss the northern pin's they are harder than the two other ridges you've done recently and certainly more imposing when your on them, but the most time consuming part of the day (assuming not swamped under powder) will be the approach. Maybe keep an eye on the weather for some good neve.
Easier than you're after, but the Beinn Alligin traverse is always good fun.
no free on wed unfortunately - enjoy whatever you do mate! and enjoy your party at the weekend, sorry i cant make it!
Traverse of Allign is to be recommended!
Both longer and considerably harder!
Might go for the Forcan ridge as it is a shorter day...
I did the Alligan Traverse a few years back in perfect conditions so I don't think I should ever go back in case I spoil the memories!
There is an abseil off one of the pinnacles, how long is it?
Did it on Sunday a 30m rope is just long enough, good day out.
Sorry last post was regarding the abseil on the forcan ridge.
> Both longer and considerably harder!
I did say I wasn't sure how the length compared. I also stated the grade as well, it's not like I physced it up to be a shortish grade II mountaineering day.
It would be a good one to do regardless though!
> There is an abseil off one of the pinnacles, how long is it?
You can down climb the section if you want, although an easier route to the south can be used to exit off the pinnacle you are thinking of. A 30-40m rope would suffice if you want to abseil it.
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