Saturday 19 July 2008

North Buttress on The Buachaille

I never tire of Buachaille Etive Mor. Between the many excellent rock routes and its mountaineering ridges there is always something to do. Today Henry, George and I went and scrambled up North Buttress. The forecast was for showers and cold northerlies - well the showers felt like rather continuous rain until about midday when we saw our first glimpses of sunshine. The route is a steep scramble on mostly positive holds. here are lots of spikes for good anchors but many well worn ones are working loose over the years so test them before use. The guys had only had a few hours kip having flown up from London last night so we were happ to retunr to The Ice Factor for half an hour's ropework training in preparation for some (hopefully drier) rock climbing tomorrow.

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