Friday, 2 March 2012

Number 4 Gully

Today I took Callum into the depths of Ben Nevis for him to develop his skills and confidence on steeper ground. Callum didn't want to do a route as such so we had a little tour around the crags and see what routes were in after the thaw. It turned out not very much. We started our journey at Number 5 Gully, headed up to the base of Glovers over some steep snow, traversed over to the Cascade and to number 2 Gully, down over to Comb Gully, up below Number 3 Gully, traversed below the Ciste and up and out of Number 4 gully. We abseiled back in off a snow bollard then dug several different snow anchors on the way back down. Lots of rock and ice had fallen into the coire. Very few routes were left after the thaw, as a result my MIC assessment was cancelled so I'm going down to Wales for a week of rock climbing in the sun! Hopefully it will be colder when I'm back.

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