Craig takes up the story...
Savage Slit was on our minds and I recall seeing it that winter thinking it looked such an awesome line...not necessarily in winter at that time for me!! Things have changed a little since then, tho the walk in pretty much was as I recalled...lovely
|Great Slab in the corrie - Scotland's most renowned avalanche site?|
It's intimidatingly steep from below and understandably demands respect; Mark took P1 whilst I watched & belayed attentively. The book suggests a 10m first pitch followed by a 20m second; this seemed counter-intuitive (even in winter I don't see the benefit but what do I know) so he linked 1 & 2 together, as the first pair had, and struck off up the inviting rock and 'slit'.
|The view up P1, as Mark actually abs off the top after we finished|
|The view down from P1|
The only thing about the stance on P1 is the low head height which hardly helps Mark or I as we kept banging our heads on the overhead rock!! A slick change over and I was off up P2 with a meaty start onto a small platform after about 10 feet, providing a nice photo opportunity;
|Craig's feet heading off up P2|
|Mark approaching the abseil stances on P2|
|Every pic with an iPhone 7 - what a camera!|
We scoped the climb and thought of winter; it's a V6 and a serious proposition for us...but maybe worth the effort to try.
Definite Type 1 Fun today.