Some Like it Hot, Stob Coire an Laoigh
|Lou heading up to the base of 'Some like it hot'|
|A quartzite wall! Some of the best climbing in Scotland is on quartzite!|
|Looking up the corner from the top of P1. (tilt head to left ;)|
We split in our teams. Lou and I headed for 'Some like it hot' and Steve and Andy headed for 'Centrepoint'. We wondered what we would find. The ground was sodden on the walk in which allowed some doubt about conditions to creep in. The first swing of my ice axe confirmed that we were on! It was only going to get better and the turf was good!
|Lou heading up P1|
|Lou remembering how to winter climb, didn't take her long!|
|Lou approaching P1 belay|
|Top of the 2nd pitch...2 massive ledges after 40m of amazing climbing|
I was over the moon with how good the conditions were and do I need to go back in? Course I do! Still several really good looking lines there (Blue Rinse, Cobra Corner) and it would be great to guide in there too...if only I could persuade a client to walk in that far...
A two hour walk out which required head torches for the last 20 minutes concluded a great day and a good early season route. Right back to work tomorrow in Glencoe!
|Steve and Andy are there somewhere on the steep 'Centrepoint'.|