High pressure is now with us and we will have cold mornings and warm afternoons with lots of sunshine for a few days. With such great Spring weather we have so many fun things to do - there is lots of ice climbing up on Ben Nevis (Point Five Gully, Sickle, Indicator Wall and many other ice climbs were climbed at the weekend), winter mountaineering on the great ridges, steep gully skiing on the tops and warm dry rock climbing in the glens. Mike and I went for the warm dry rock climbing option today with a few routes at the west end of the Poldubh crags. Sheep Fank Wall has a few really nice routes which are often quieter than other crags. Gambit is a great Severe slabby crack climb which looks quite grassy and mossy but gives really nice climbing. It could do with a clean up along with some of the rest of the crag but it was still fun to climb today. We went over to Hangover Buttress for a couple of climbs there too. The first flowers are coming up in the sunshine - a few primroses and violets - Spring is certainly with us.
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