Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Survivor

Keith leading the first pitch

A good stretch on the crux pitch

Ace fun!

Hardest bit coming up!

Ewan not happy with the idea of the splits
After a day away from the mountains yesterday, I was super psyched to get back out today and today I was with Keith Ball and Ewan Rodgers.  I must mention this was Ewans 3rd time in crampons, first time he climbed Twisting Gully (III) and second time he climbed Dorsal Arete (II), but for a summer E7 climber we thought he would manage.  Today we went up onto Number 3 Gully buttress and climbed The Survivor (VII,8).  We did the route in 3 pitches and each one was tricky.  Conditions were good, still very cold and there was fresh snowfall overnight, loads more to come tonight too.  Other teams were on Souix Wall, The Slab Climb and Ledge Route.

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