The route was fine, anywhere the angle was gentle the crust is present and around the top of the third pitch it was braking in hard pieces the same size and thickness as paving slabs with loose powder hiding the firmer stuff below. Topping out on the fourth pitch it was obvious that we wouldn't be finishing to the right as there is a caravan sized blue green cornice hanging in the way. Straight up worked fine on good ice first and then up and left on old rimy neve to top out around the cornice.
Lovely weather, good ice on the steeper bits but plenty of cruddy snow.
Chatted to Ken on the walk down who found similar conditions on Point 5 today, plenty cruddy snow in the upper section and an interesting sounding second pitch between the welcome good ice.
A better day than of late and plenty of snow for April
The weather stayed fine
Note the wind formed feature below No.5 top rhs pic
Ruairidh welcoming the opportunity to breather
The cornices above Green Gully extend round the Coire rim
Last pitch- a long runout on steep neve
The Great Tower et al
Lots of these around!