Kevin Rutherford MIC

Hill and climbing conditions for the Scottish Highlands.

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Monday, 18 January 2010

Fingers Ridge

Jayne and i climbed Fingers Ridge today. A rise in the freezing level and overnight rain/snow had softened the snow pack and gave certain areas in the corrie a fresh dusting. Things cooled down throughout the day making for an icy walk out.
In hindsight maybe a bad route choice? We ended up missing out the small rib and fingers due to rime and ice and a strong cross wind. Out of the 4 pitches i managed to place 8 runners, it took major excavation to find them, not great but again the climbing felt like III/4 due to the snow ice cover. I think Alladins or Fiacaill look like the best option just now.

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