Saturday, January 07, 2012
The weather was fairly unsettled his morning with rain/snow showers and a freezing level much higher than forecast. As a result the snowpack was still very wet from the previous day making progress harder than anticipated. Despite this we made good progress up Ledge Route, II before reversing the route in descent (we were quite sheltered on the route).
The mountain appeared fairly busy in general, and I noticed parties making their way to the base of the South West Ridge of the Douglas Boulder, Fat Boy Slim, No.3 Gully Buttress and Thompson's Route. I imagine that the higher mixed routes on No.3 Gully Buttress will be in good condition. A selection of routes have been logged in the CIC Hut Route book - Jack Loftus recently having made an ascent of Gargoyle Wall.