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Monday, 24 February 2014

Calmest days of the winter so far and views...

One a the calmest days of the winter so far with great climbing conditions as long as you made the right choices.
In the afternoon we climbed Fiacaill Ridge Direct  moving together using the rope with the odd direct belay on the granite blocks, after a morning looking at basic rope-work and climbing up the Twin Ribs.
A nice circuit round Coire an t-Sneachda took us up onto the Cairngorm plateau looking at the enormous cornices blocking the exits from many of the popular climbs and gullies. The cornices above the Trident area and Jacob's Ladder (huge!), Mess of Pottage and Windy Col are impressive.
We manage to find a way through the cornices to the north to descend back in to the Coire over several completely buried outcrops, a great day!!!
More photo on the Facebook photo album here.
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