Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Beinn Udlaidh

Keen to progress the boys climbing onto some steeper ice we headed into Beinn Udlaidh today. The crags a quite low lying by Scottish standards but I had heard that they were in good condition and so we made the hours drive South. 

The Glen Orchy road was pretty icey and proved an exciting start to the day and a good sign of things to come. It was a popular venue and as we approached the crag it was soon obvious that our route choice would be dictated by whatever was left but this also meant for a nice sociable scene, with Steve commenting on how friendly everyone was.  

With 4 teams on Quartzvein Scoop we kept heading right, plumping for Sunshine Gully (III, 3) which gave some easy climbing at the grade but on very nice ice and in stunning weather. Beautiful! 

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