I've been working on the west coast recently and we've managed to get routes done everyday. We've climbed on the Buachaille one day, then Dorsal Arete in Lochan has been the aim on more than one day. Today we went high onto the Ben, we climbed Green Gully which was actually really good, with just enough to make the climbing good. The ice wasn't right to take screws where you would want them though so a bold approach was useful. Other routes climbed today and yesterday were Ledge Route, Tower Ridge, Comb Gully, Thompsons Route and some of the easier gullies. There will be other routes to climb I'd think with a bit of a hunt about as there is still some good ice about, though a freeze will do things a lot of good and make the ice more secure. In Glen Coe Twisting Gully, Broad Gully, Forked Gully, NC Gully, Dorsal and the other easier gullies were all climbed yesterday. Curved Ridge still has some snow on higher up as well.
So some routes hanging in for Thursdays freeze...
Lochan, Glen Coe, 09-01-12
A black looking Lochan
Still good on Dorsal Arete
Dry rock on the Dorsal
Climbers in Forked Gully
Ben Nevis, 10-01-12
Top out on Green Gully, good ice!