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Creagan Cha-no – Anvil Buttress Topo

Several people have asked me for a topo of Creagan Cha-no, the recently developed winter cliff on Cairngorm. The photo shows the Anvil Buttress area, and a topo of the Arch Wall area will be covered by a second post. … Continue reading

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Eagle-Eyed on Lochnagar

With a strong westerly forecast, Lochnagar was the obvious choice for Sunday February 6. The avalanche report was a little circumspect, but Sandy Simpson and I were confident that Saturday’s re-freeze would have firmed up Friday’s brief thaw. In the … Continue reading

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More Cambus Ice

Neil Morrison contacted me last night about yesterday’s post about ice climbing at Cambus O’May: “I was there on Wednesday (December 22) and led one route [Urban Decay (Severe)] which was exciting leading.  Was back today (December 26), great fun … Continue reading

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Toughing It Out on Lochnagar

On Wednesday December 15, Ross Hewitt and Sandy Simpson made a rare repeat of Tough Guy on Lochangar. The pair attempted this sought-after mixed line on the Tough-Brown face the previous Sunday, but after a late start they ran out … Continue reading

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All Go on Cairngorm

It’s been a busy few days on Cairngorm with many teams focusing on the Northern Corries. The exposed turf is well frozen, and the steeper mixed routes are in good early season condition. Snow fell almost continuously through the weekend … Continue reading

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