Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Coire nan Lochan, Ordinary Route...

Joel and Tobias joined me yesterday from Sweden, keen to get stuck into some Scottish winter climbing.

With a fairly burly forecast for the west coast of Scotland, the choice of venue was a difficult one today.  Most areas were forecast heavy snow with strong winds today although these dissipated relatively quickly.

We decided to head into Coire nan Lochan, plugging a time consuming track into the corrie.  Arriving at the lochans it was clear that any new windslab would be covered by fresh snow making route choice difficult.  After turning around trying to approach 'Twisting Grooves' IV,5 we opted for 'Ordinary Route' at IV,5, which gave some good mixed climbing followed by an abseil descent.

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