Thursday, 15 December 2011

Grooved Rib, Coire an t-Sneachda





Great weather again at Cairngorm, more snow and less wind today.
Ron and I walked in to Coire an t-Sneachda to climb Grooved Rib. We had climbed this before taking the right-hand groove so this time we followed the left groove for our third pitch above the snowy ramp.
There was a lot of snow around especially in the groove where we also found some rather unhelpful ice and not many opportunities for protection. At the top of the groove however we found a fun chokestone to climb over and it also gave Ron a very reliable thread runner and a chance to relax and enjoy the rest of the pitch!
The last little pitch had me thinking about climbing on icing sugar....maybe I'm thinking about my Christmas cake!

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