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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Fiacaill Ridge via Twin Ribs, 21st March 2010

Quite a busy day in Sneachda today as myself an Lorna headed for the Twin Ribs area so she could get used to some easy winter ropework in the sun, rather than the cold of the gullies. Although most people seemed to be avoiding them anyway, probably due to the large droopy cornices hanging over them. Most of the gullies looked complete though so hopefully there's a few more weeks in them yet!

Lorna walking into a bright, sunny Sneachda with the Twin Ribs area over to the right.

 The straightforward ground on the Ribs was ideal for Lorna to get used to this winter thing, and a better way up to the Fiacaill Ridge than the long slog up the approach slopes.

Someone had already beaten me to the next belay!

The RAF came for a wee fly past whilst we were there.

Looking across the corrie from the Ribs.

From the top of the ribs we followed the Fiacaill Ridge to the plateau. The ridge still had a decent covering of snow giving some entertaining sections; probably about grade II ? Didn't see anyone climbing the Fiacaill Couloir but it seemed complete-ish? There were teams topping out on the Fiacaill Buttress though.

Large droopy cornice over the Jacobs Ladder area which everyone avoided by heading over to the right.

More cornices over the Trident Gully area.

Climbers at the top of (i think) Fingers Ridge?

  Lorna and those cornices! The top of Jacobs is in the centre of the picture, but is way too dodgy to go anywhere near it. Anyone climbing near there exited way over to the right. 

1 comment:

Adam Hughes said...

good to here your still getting out and about. Ledge route and No.4 will be fine for a while yet I would think. Hope you've had a good winter.