Sunday, 5 January 2014

Birthday weekend

Great birthday weekend in the Cairngorms - skiing on Saturday, climbing today. We did a quick hit in to Sneachda to beat the approaching storm - back on the coire floor by noon. Red Gully can be III but was banked out so only II today. Approach slopes were quite soft and 'slabby' in places, but steeper ground generally gave good placements. Not much gear though. No photos of the route as we were hurrying and then the spindrift started! I should have taken one on the walk-in as it was beautiful, but all I've got is this one after the route, which shows how plastered the crag is.