A slightly slimey Pinnacle Ridge
Descent from Styx ButtressToday Alan and I went to Glen Nevis. He s recovering from an injury but plans to come out with me regularly so we decided on an easy day to get to know each other. We climbed 8 pitches of rather greasy rock from Diff to Severe in grade- it really feels like the west highland rock climbing season is over after a day of damp mica schist and numb finger tips. The sun was in the sky and there was a dusting of fresh snow above 1000m on Ben Nevis and the Aonachs.
Don't forget to watch The Adventure Show on BBC 2 Scotland (catch it on iplayer if you live down south) to see Dave, Cubby and Donald recreating the early ascent of the Stack of Handa.
Just seen a good post from Simon Richardson on the No.4 Gully marker debate here.