Twisting Gully

Twisting Gully - looks good

Twisting Gully – looks good

Paul and Guy at the first belay

Paul and Guy at the first belay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I met up with Paul and Guy at the Clachaig. They were looking for a revision for their winter climbing, and also a taste of what grade IV climbing might be like. We headed up into a busy Stob Coire nan Lochan. There were a lot of climbers about, and the busiest 2 climbs were Dorsal Arete and SC Gully. There were 2 teams high in Twisting Gully when we got there – so we settled for that.

The snow on the Twisting crux was a little cruddy, and slipping, so Paul and Guy found it quite exciting. They both cruised up the rest of the climb, loving every step. They especially enjoyed the last pitch, which had some great ice.

At the top I managed to get some photos of Lena and Gemma topping out of SC Gully. Adele had already topped out and walked down, but I later got the photo below of Adele walking up the crux.

A great day – but the best bit was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in the West Highlands, as I drove home from the Clachaig Inn.

Paul

Paul

Paul and Guy before the crux

Paul and Guy before the crux

Paul after completing the crux

Paul after completing the crux

Guy relaxing after the crux

Guy relaxing after the crux

Drooping cornices at the top

Drooping cornices at the top

Lena and Gemma in SC Gully

Lena and Gemma in SC Gully

Paul happy at the top

Paul happy at the top

Lena and Gemma at the top of SC Gully

Lena and Gemma at the top of SC Gully

Adele cruising SC Gully

Adele cruising SC Gully

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