Tuesday 30th December

Firstly, let me use this belated post to wish you all a Happy New Year. On Tuesday I hitched a lift with Adam (of Hughes Mountaineering) and Greg (blog) to Torlundy and the start of everyone’s favourite Ben walk-in. I had a good day soloing about ticking off some routes I hadn’t done before and a couple of classics I had, stopping for the occassional chat along the way.

The haul for the day went: Point Five, Glover’s Chimney, The Cascade, Expert’s Choice, Comb Gully, Green Gully, and Central Gully Right-Hand.  I also descended a few easier classics: Number Two Gully, Raeburn’s Easy Route, Number Three Gully and Ledge Route. All the routes were in fairly good condition with the first five probably being the best.

The photo is of Adam and Greg on Smith’s Route taken from Tower Gap, the top of Glover’s Chimney. They said the route was in good condition though a little steeper than normal with a few thin (thus slightly run-out) stretches.  Neill and Neil climbed the route today (New Year’s – that’s motivation!) also reporting excellent conditions.

Looking fine until Sunday now. Enjoy!

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