No Blue Skies
|Coire An t-Sneachda. We climbed on the small crag on the left.|
|Murdoch finding some accommodating frozen turf.|
|Murdoch setting off on the 15m easy middle pitch.|
We decided whilst walking that we would climb No Blue Skies (VI,7) which turned out to be a great climb. Everything we wanted to get our heads back into winter climbing and keep the psyche high. The first pitch was delicate and sustained, and the top pitch was ....well....I don't think I have hand jammed so much on a winter route before, America must still be fresh in my mind. The top pitch led into familiar ground of Wachacha (VI,7) which I climbed last year with Blair and Murdoch. Fortunately the cracks were clearing quite well but we both agreed that it would be very hard to protect in very ice conditions.
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