/ Marginal conditions picture du jour
When I saw the thread title I was expecting a link to this
Yeah it can be hard to tell looking at photos. On the Torridonian sandstone the rock is less likely to be hoared up than on the Ben for example but theres clearly snow on all the ledges. It would look very different looking down!
Cobalt Buttress is a rubbish route anyway.
Well, what about this from Macleod? - http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=213592
Makes the others look wintery.
You are entirely correct! It was completely white looking back down when I climbed it in that photo, Snow ice on anything that faced the sky.
In reply to Toreador:
As per Michael's comments you are incorrect in your assumption about the condition of a route which you have not climbed and in an area you have not visited before. I have walked away from many routes before for not being in condition when others have quested on. Reserve your judgement next time please.
I made no assumptions about anything, I just expected that this week's "in/not in" pointless rantathon would refer to your photo. Sorry for any offence caused.
I've visited the Applecross area many times by the way, including 4 climbing trips, not that it's relevant to anything :-)
Really? Had my eye on it - what's wrong with it?
> Really? Had my eye on it - what's wrong with it?
Perhaps we went the wrong way but the hard moves were all off one ledge onto another one with easy ground inbetween rather than any sort of continuous climbing.
It's probably worthwhile but not worth 3 stars IMO.
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