Saturday saw a visit to the HS Ardverikie Wall with 4 pitches of fun climbing in a stunning location. Craig led the hero pitch 1 with a long run-
out on beautiful grippy microgranite; he ran the first 2 pitches together but it seemed the obvious thing to do.
|Craig high on P1|
|Mark coming up P1 slab|
|Mark moving onto the Flake pitch|
It's never a short day on the Ben and the walk in was cold, windy and long but a pleasant chat with folks at the hut saw them heading for the ridge past the Gap. Sans axe and crampons until the start of the Little Tower saw good progress with careful footwork on the rock. Thereafter crampons made sense and things a bit easier.
|Mark on the Eastern Traverse|
|Looking back onto Tower Gap|