We slogged our way up a partially broken trail to the summit ridge. Tying laces and putting poons on in the biting Easterly wind was purgatory, and it was a real relief to descend Easy Gully and find the coire was completely sheltered. Blood slowly returned to our extremities as we scoped out possibilities. Conditions were excellent- solid turf, bits of ice and a good amount of hoar on the rock.
|Andy on the ice bulge of Rowardennan Rib. The second pitch goes through the overhangs above.|
|On the second crux of Rowardennan Rib (V,5)|
|Andy finishing off the second pitch. The square cut rib of the first pitch is below.|
|The trio of lines left of Endrick Corner|
The 5km back down to the lochside was a long one as it went dark, with a couple of unplanned skites onto our backsides on patches of ice to punctuate the grind. What a great day out. My first hat- trick of routes in a day in Scotland!