Friday 7th January Ben’s Fault, Beinn Ime

John Jackson and I decided today would be a good day to visit a crag we’d not climbed on before and hence we headed to Ben Ime and Fan Gully Buttress. We climbed Ben’s Fault, which gave an excellent day, although not a route to be underestimated.

John above the first chimney

The turf was well frozen, although burried below a layer of powder snow with a crust, which made for a lot of clearing and some wading. The approach from Bealach a’Mhaim requires some care (there’s fresh avalanche debris in Easy Gully) and the recent snow is on a harder base in some areas. There’s no significant cornices, but it’s worth noting this face catches sun until after noon.

Looking down from the "Damoclean flake"

Below freezing all day at crag level. Mostly clear skies and no fresh snow on the hill before we left although it was snowing eastwards from the Trossachs as I drove home.

Above the flake, about to commence some more squirming
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