A final winter climbing fling on Ben Nevis?, or is it!
May 07, 2015
A final couple of winter climbing days on Ben Nevis on Mon / tues with Ruth..or is it? This weekend looks pretty good for Sunday as it is now cold till then, currently minus 2.5 at 900m. Sunday may well be the best day to get one last hit in. There is plenty of good ice still on Ben Nevis. Here is what is still looking good to climb at the moment.
Ciste crag gullies / Winter Chimney / Two step corner (this was excellent on Tuesday) / Cascades / White line (you have to sneak around a bit) / Tower Scoop / Smiths / Indicator left and right hand / Point five / Hadrians / Sickle (need to traverse onto it) / Zero.
Also if you could access the basin then Epsilon would be good but it looks a bit thin getting up there at the moment.
I will put up a couple of pictures of two step later.
Looking up to point 5 and Hadrians
A close up of Hadrians showing Sickle is do-able.
On the start of Indicator Right Hand
Looking across to Smiths
Ruth enjoying a last fix of quality ice on indicator RH.
The top pitch of indicator RH
Starting up the crux pitch of Two Step
Approaching the crux steepening of Two Step.