Thursday, March 14, 2013

Beinn Udlaidh

Carl and I headed up onto Beinn Udlaidh today in the hope that the cold spell we have had this week would be enough to bring the water ice into condition. It was snowing quite heavily was we walked in and the low cloud kept us in suspense until we bumped into the foot of the routes. We climbed the classic of the crag, Quartzvein Scoop (IV,4) and then South Gully of Black Wall (IV,4). Each route was thin in the lower pitch but generally the ice was nice quality where you could avoid the hollow sections! As you can see from the photos Carl even made an extra friend on the walk in!
It was pretty warm and raining as we walked out so I think we grabbed them just in time.

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