John and I were out with a Falkirk Winter Climbing Team of Graham, Gregor and Wilson today. We headed for Beinn Udlaidh, which we surprisingly had to ourselves all day.
John, Graham and Gregor climbed South Gully of the Black Wall. They reported water running behind the ice on the first pitch, although the ice was ok, and good ice above. Wilson and I climbed Ramshead Gully, this was awkward in the narrows especially with a rucksack, but is a fun climb that I hadn’t done before.
Here’s a photo showing conditions today. I’m not sure how long the ice will last as temperatures seem to be on the up. It will depend on how cold it gets at night and how much rain falls at crag height over the next couple of days, but I suspect most of the ice routes won’t be climbable for the next few days. Beautiful day to be out today with great views from the top. I’ll add some more photos to the Climbnow Facebook page.