|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
looked and felt like IV,4. A bit thin on the first few moves
Once again walked in expecting to do a mixed route so no icescrews. Barry took a 10m whipper onto a cam and I managed to lead up after using a warthog as a drive-in at one point. Most ice I've seen in Lochain for a while.
Helps if you bring ice screws. The wall on the left does not provide, though a bulldog provided confidence.
|Ruari Brooker||05/Feb/11||AltLd dog||
Lead final snow slope. Fell repeatedly seconding the hard bit, cracking day.
Johnny, Euan Strachan
Andy led the first pitch, I got the easy unprotected snow slope to the top. Old guide has this as IV 4 but I think V is more like it, especially in thin conditions like this. Good lead by Andy.
|Euan Strachan||??/2011||2nd O/S|
Steep ice sections were straightforward but pulling over onto the snow ledges above was interesting trying to get axe placements in powder - ended up ditching tools and punching forearms in instead. Excellent route though.