Beinn an Dothaidh

Simon and I climbed B.O. Buttress on Creag Coire an Dothaidh today. From a distance the crag looked quite white, but once underneath it all looked a bit black. However, on the route there was enough snow on the ledges and ramp lines, although more wouldn’t have been unwelcome. The steeper sections are all on turf and rock and the turf was well frozen. Pitches 4 and 5 were quite bold and required some delicacy on thinly iced slabs and turf. I was glad we’d carried extra warthogs and placed four as runners on one pitch.

Simon approaching the first belay

Salamander and Fahrenheit 451 are both forming, but could both do with some more freeze thaw.Creag an Socach was looking very black. Lot’s of ice on the approach and below freezing all day at the crag with no precipitaion and no wind to speak of. A glorious day to be out in the hills.

Simon enjoying some sunshine on pitch 2

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