Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Genie and Damnation, Coire an t-Sneachda

Back in to Coire an t-Sneachda this time to climb The Genie and Damnation, both routes neither of us had climbed before! Again we went in late on in the day to get sun warmed rock and the breeze had a bit less of a chilly bite than on Monday.

The climbing on both routes was perfect and the rock was totally dry which apparently is unusual for the top corner of The Genie. There is still a little bit of snow to cross to reach the bottom of the routes so Ron improvised with a piece of rock to cut steps!

On our way out of the corrie we were a bit surprised to see a group of twelve mountain bikers cycling along the moraine ridge and down the Coire an t-Sneachda path. Otherwise, we only encountered the reindeer and a couple of ptarmigan in their summer plumage.

More from Ron here and more photos once he gets his electicity supply back again.


Blogger Daniel said...

I think i seen you gearing up, We were high on fingers ridge which was in great condition once across the snow patch. The Genie looks like a nice clean route!

8 May 2011 at 16:02  

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