Monday, 25 January 2010

Organ Pipe Wall

Today Henry wanted to head up to Beinn Udlaidh as he has never been up there and because he had to be in Glasgow in the afternoon. He wanted to do Quartzvein Scoop, but I had done it twice before we drifted over towards the west sector. I also noticed Quartzvein was under alot of snow, only small sections of ice visible and also a hefty cornice at the top. We headed over to The Smirk, not complete so we walked up to Organ Pipe Wall (V,5) and climbed this. This was Henry's first time on grade 5 ice. The route was dripping but the ice was like toffee, it was perfect. The East sector of the crag looked quite loaded with snow. We saw a team making variations on Quartzvein to find a passable line.

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