19th January 2008
Although Lochnagar has it’s regulars, it felt a bit more like the ‘good old days’ today. There were around 50 climbers in the corrie mostly on Central Buttress and Shadow Buttress A but a few other routes were being climbed as well. Black Spout Buttress,Pinnacle Gully 1, an abortive attempt on Parallel Buttress, Parallel A, Eagle Ridge, Douglas Gibson Gully, Shadow B and Shadow A,which had a few teams on. There were a few routes being done on the front face of Central Buttress, 1 guy making a nice job of CB Direct(I think). CB itself was popular today and there were a few climbers accross in the Southern Sector.
Some routes still have quite a bit of snow on them, top marks for teams that headed for them. There is still more improvement to come at Lochnagar but hopefully we’ll see a few more thaw freeze cycles yet.
It was the easiest walk in of the season!
Oh yea, the snow stability is improving.
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