What a day to be on the hill. Myself and Sam made our way towards Point 5, a classic of the mountain with only one team in front of us. With good ice all the way and good ice screws it was fun climbing. A good route for Sam’s first grade 5 ice climb. We completed the first steeper pitches with 3 long rope lengths and then made good progress over the next section of the gully in another 3 pitches, still with interest with some grade 3-4 ice sections on each pitch.
We had great views till half way up where we went into the clag for the rest of the way. Topping out by the summit shelter in the clag at the end of the day made for a bit of navigation practice from the summit.
A great day out.
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