Out today with a Falkirk Community Trust team of John, David, Doug, Graham and Paul climbing Taxus with the Icefall Finish in the North-East Coire of Beinn an Dothaidh.
Other teams out today on Taxus (with the normal finish) and Central Gully. Cloud at coire height all day, South-Westerly wind but no precipitation during the day and no significant wind movement of the snow.
After the recent thaw and refreeze the snowpack in the area is generally well consolidated. Snow cover started at coire height. Turf was well frozen, but buttress routes looked very black although there was some rime forming during the day. Ice on the route was generally good although becoming a bit thin on the initial steepening. The Icefall Finish and it’s upper corner was on good ice for climbing, but not always great for screws for runners.