Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Savage Slit V 6 ***

As Taba's first route of the season we were keen to climb something quite hard but well protected so we headed up to the Northern Corries aiming for Savage Slit.

The visibility was not perfect but good enough for us to identify the route successfully.

Here is Taba below the impressive wide crack.

Taba took the first pitch which was a good warm up for what was to come.

I took the second pitch, I found the climbing challenging, and locating gear placements under a thick layer of rime and snow even more challenging. Never before have I been so thankful for finding a tatty frozen in place cam! 

Time was pushing on and the climbing was bold due to the thick rime, so decided to ab off and head back to the car.

After an atmospheric walk back, we reached Aviemore in time to visit the fish and chip shop and get an early night.

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