Out on Cam Chreag (Meall nan Tarmachan) again today with Pamela. The weather was pretty wild and we decided it wasn’t a day to be hanging around on belays; so we headed up the easy Grade I gully bounding the left edge of Rhombus ButtressÃÂ (the buttress Davy and I had climbed on Monday in mistake for LozengeÃÂ Buttress). This is the first gully east of the easy descent gully from the Meall Garbh/Meall nan Tarmachan col.
The route gave a very pleasant easy Grade I with a niceÃÂ narrow leftÃÂ hand finish up the left of the small central buttress at the top.ÃÂ If it’s not been done before the suggested name is Cauldron Gully. The old snow was solid after the thaw and minor refreeze and gave plenty of scope to review axe belays, bucket seats and step cutting with Pamela.
Snowing on and offÃÂ all day on aÃÂ strong west then south-west wind with fresh snow depositing in sheltered areas. Freezing level rising during the day with snowpack becoming moist, and turf softening up.ÃÂ We wereÃÂ backÃÂ to the road by 14:30, by which time it wasÃÂ wet sleet at road level and thawing fast below 700m.ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ