Lost Valley Minor Buttress

Today we visited Lost Valley Minor Buttress in Glencoe. The approach to the buttress and all the normal walking routes in this area require good crampon technique at the moment. The snowpack is frozen solid and any slip or trip would have serious consequences.

Two teams including mine climbed Chimney Route. The route had lots of useful ice and screws are helpful. The route is currently climbing at IV 5. Right Edge was also climbed and reported to be in excellent condition with lots of great ice on it.

Ben Wallace leading on Chimney Route.
Ben Wallace leading on Chimney Route.


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