First climb of the Winter. 5th December


After what seems like a long wait Winter finally arrived properly in the Cuillin today. BC Buttress on Sgurr Thearlaich came up trumps with great conditions despite only a matter of hours.

P1040157 (800x600)Full of Cuillin promise…………..

Iain, Jamie and I climbed Le Diedre Blanc with a slightly easier start.

photoBC Buttress. Our route follows the orange line but started by the short wall to the right of the the white pyramid.

This gave us a 2 star  route at the slightly more amenable grade of IV,4.

P1040174 (600x800)Iain starting up pitch 2

There were some wintery showers

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but we were rewarded with some spectacular light and views from the summit as we rigged the abseil back into the Great Stone Shoot.

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Forecast is for alternating freeze & thaw for the week ahead so hopefully things will continue to improve even more.