Saturday, 7 April 2007

Sunday 1 April - Comb Gully and Green Gully

Comb Gully - IV 4 *** - Ben Nevis. With William Sim and Will Ripley

Got up an hour late because my alarm was set wrong! opps. Oh well. Luckily we have access to the Dam key so we didn't have to walk too far with our heavy bags. Got recongnised by Stuart the Postie from UKC out side the CIC! how bizare, while we were dumping our bags. We then started up into Creag Corrie na Ciste. COmb was empty, but some bastards nipped ahead of us and then proceeded to climb very slowly. C'est la vie. William led it all which was good as he needed the practice at placing screws, even though he still proceeded to drop two! The climbing was excellent with a long crux pitch. At the top we basked in the sun while waiting for one of our screws to be returned by a following pair of climber. Thanks. Fi kindly returned the other screw to me through UKC. Thanks.

Green Gully - IV 3 *** - Ben Nevis . With William Sim

Dad then left us to Climb on our own. So we descended down Number Four Gully and traverssed round to the foot of Green Gully. Which we climbed quickly in 3 or 4 long pitches. The climbing was very good, but unfortuanatley the route had recived lots of traffic in the good weather and was very hacked.

We then descended down to the CIC, quickly grabbed some beds and made some dinner. The Hust was packed with folks sleeping on the floor. Set the alarm for 4:30. Orion Direct next!

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