Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Six track Mono Blues
Today we opted for a shorter day as the team was exhausted from our wee mini break so Meall Gorm was the sensible option. We took the 7 minute traverse to the base of Six Track Mono Blue (II) which is a brilliant 200+m route cutting through the cliffs. I led the team up in short pitches where we were focussing on technique on steeper ground and introducing the concepts of belays, their uses and limitations. Unfortunately we came across a fatality on the route, a small mouse was partially buried in the gully so we excavated it out and sent it down to the bottom. A real eye opener for the guys that winter climbing can be dangerous without the correct equipment! After topping out we navigated over the plateau before looking at descent techniques down the descent gully.