Thursday, 29 November 2007


Today Kenny Grant and I decided to go and check out Ben Nevis North Face to see if we could get a climb in. On the walk in from the car park, we were greeted by a light snow blizzard which gave the ground and the crag even more snow cover. We walked up into Coire na Ciste and headed up to Number Three Gully Buttress and climbed Babylon (VII,8**). This route was amazing. The protection was pretty good, bomber where we needed it and the climbing was challenging and sustained. This is by far he hardest route I have climbed to date, and by far one of my most favourite and memorable. During the climb the weather held out very nicely, calm most of the day, a couple of snow showers here and there. The route itself was in good nick. A little bit mushy lower down but good build up higher up and plenty of rhyme. It got dark as we topped out, we abseiled down Number Three Gully to our sacks and headed back to the van.

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