Lost Valley Minor, Glencoe

John, Martin and I were out climbing today in the Lost Valley Minor Buttress, Glencoe.

On the approach the ground was hard frozen and there was lots of ice around. When we reached the buttress large amounts of ice could be seen raising hopes of good conditions. This turned out to be a bit of an illusion as when we started up Right Edge route we discovered the turf on the first pitch was unfrozen. Conditions on the second and third pitch were better but still not good.

I would not recommend climbing on the crag currently although it is very white. Reports from SCNL were also of poorly frozen turf.

Martin leading the third pitch.

Martin leading the third pitch.