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Pinnacle Ridge gave a great scramble yesterday, no crampons were needed though an axe was useful in places as there was still the odd patch of snow on the ledges. Once on the top of the route there was still lots of snow on the descent side of the hill for some more snow skills.
Traversing the Pinnacles
A good freeze now is needed for consolidation and to bring the turf harder. With so much water and the ice that had started in places a freeze could bring some good ice in quickly.