23/1/12 and 24/1/12 Castle Wall, Anvil Gully and Chimney Rib, Cairngorms

Sharon at the top of Castle Wall with Carn Etchachan behind.
Martin exiting Chimney Rib.

Sharon, Ian, Steve, Martin and I have just had an excellent couple of days in the Cairngorms.Yesterday, we visited the Shelter Stone where we climbed Castle Wall. The route was in perfect condition with frozen turf and lots of snow and rime. We spotted a team climbing Route Major on Carn Etchachan.

Today,we visited Creagan Coire Cha-no and climbed Anvil Gully and Chimney Rib. Both routes were in excellent condition. We climbed a 7m wall below the main chimney pitch of Chimney Rib. This is different from the guidebook description and is probably IV 6.

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