Thursday, 10 June 2010

Centurion






Despite a bit of a head cold today I went with Rich to take advantage of the sunshine and went to Carn Dearg on Ben Nevis to climb Centurion (HVS 4c,5a,4b,4b,4a,5a,4c). The first pitch is an awkward crack which led to a nice sunny belay for me whilst Rich got to grips with the long sustained second pitch- which was a bit damp- nice lead from him! We alternated leads on the easier 3 middle pitches but I jumped in to take the second 5a pitch which was also a little damp. This left Rich the last 4c pitch which saw him climbing a series of booming flakes that he was able to play like the drums!
It was a busy day on Ben Nevis (for a midweek day), John and his team went to ski Tower Gully, teams were visible on Tower Ridge and we chatted to two pairs who did Route 2 Direct. Great conditions in Lochaber for mountain rock but we did experience a midge or three all the way up the route.
Awesome climb......

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