Coire an t-Sneachda 23-02-12

After a day of rope work training and a wet weather big boot climb on the Gutter yesterday on Polldubh Crags we decided to head east today to the Cairngorms.

Ice Factor rope work

We didn’t totally get the sun we were looking for over there and it was hard to believe the lack of snow cover.  We were able to have a good day none the less on Jacobs Ladder, Jim and Mick led the route today as their first lead.  There was usable snow and some ice about to look at screws etc.  The route had a few gaps and was getting to the point were loose rock will be an issue.  The others had a similar day on the ground to the right of the Goat Track and said it was all good at about I/II.  Apart from these 2 options it is fair to say that nothing else was climbable, that said a team did make an ascent of something in the White Magic area (not joking…!)

Coire an t-Sneachda today

Agghhh!!!! Is it really February? 

Probably a better chance of something steeper high up on the Ben still or on Aonach Mor, however high winds will be the problem for the Gondola and climbing up high, possibly some fresh snow due tomorrow also.