Lurcher’s Crag

Pamela and I went through to Lurcher’s Crag (Creag an Leth-choin) today to find it surprisingly busy with several teams already on North Gully and Central Gully. It was thawing at crag height, so we decided to nip up the Right Hand Icefall at the North end of the crag rather than do one of the mixed routes. This gave a couple of good pitches seperated by a couple of easier rambling ones and was a good option for the conditions.

Pamela leading the final pitch

Above freezing at crag height all day with a few hours of sleet/drizzle in the morning. The ice on the route was generally good with the odd hollow area. Any unconsolidated snow was becoming saturated. Turf was frozen at crag height, but where exposed to the rain was softening up. Some snow sloughing off the rocks. Very light winds.