Coire an t’Sneachda

Out with the Falkirk Community Trust team today in Coire an t’Sneachda. John, Graeme and Tam climbed Hidden Chimney Direct. Brian, Paul and I climbed a variation on The Opening Break as I didn’t like the look of the snow on the slabs around the initial corner in thawing conditions. We climbed a broken rib to the left and then traversed across to take the final pitch up the nice corner groove.

Brian descending from the crag

The crag went in to something of a meltdown as rain arrived early in the afternoon and was losing a lot of rime. The snowpack was saturated by the time we left and I’d guess the turf would be softening up on routes that use it. Once the snowpack and turf refreeze conditions could well be excellent on a lot of routes.

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