Monday, 7 May 2012

Coire an t-Sneachda - Spiral / Crotched Gully and Goat Track Gully

It's hard to believe that we're almost half way through May!
Ron and I walked in to Coire an t-Sneachda, in the sun, to see what gullies looked fun to climb. We started up Spiral and finished up Crotched Gully on good consolidated snow with maybe some slabby bits here and there.
We returned to the corrie by the Goat Track which was quite icy but as we descended, Ron found some excellent ice at the side of Goat Track Gully. In search of some more, we climbed Goat Track Gully which also had great snow, a couple of rocky steps in the first pitch, some steep ice up the wall on the second pitch and some interesting icy bits in our third and last pitch as we moved together up this last section.
The weather had deteriorated as we reached the plateau with snow starting to fall and the wind beginning to pick up so time to head back down.


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