Monday, 25 October 2010

The Seam, Coire an t-Sneachda - Monday 25th October




Still more photos and videos to come from the summer but it's about time I got my blog back on track so an up-to-date update today.
Clear skies last night gave a good frost in Aviemore and with the hills looking wintry, Ron and I decided to pack our climbing kit and take a walk in Coire an t-Sneachda for a look to see what we could find to climb.
The Fiacaill Buttress side of the coire caught our eye, it certainly looked more snowy and white than the Mess of Pottage. We chose The Seam and found our first two pitches were rather crusty snow which felt a bit uncertain especially given that the cracks for gear were hidden by the snow and rime and the turf was not properly frozen. On the final pitch, Ron climbed up clearing away the snow and digging out ice from the ledges and cracks.

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