/ Conditions on Beinn an Dothaidh

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coldfell - on 21 Feb 2013
Does anyone know if routes in, specifically Taxus?
ccmm on 21 Feb 2013 - host86-140-128-130.range86-140.btcentralplus.com
In reply to coldfell:

There's a conditions report from Taxus here: http://www.climbnow.co.uk/blog

Scroll down to Wilf's post from yesterday.
coldfell - on 21 Feb 2013
Thanks for prompt reply - very useful.
baileyswalk - on 21 Feb 2013
In reply to coldfell:

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.
Gman - on 22 Feb 2013
In reply to coldfell:

Did it on Monday when it was in pretty good nick.
chaser - on 22 Feb 2013
In reply to Gman:

Is Taxus "stepped out" at the moment? Wondering what the bottom steepening is like.
Neil Pratt - on 22 Feb 2013
In reply to chaser:

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.
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baileyswalk - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to chaser:
> (In reply to Gman)
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> 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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