Creagan Coire Cha-no

The past two days Euan and I have been at Creagan Coire Cha-no in the Cairngorms. On Thursday Euan and I had a very pleasant day in lower winds and with less snow than forecast. We climbed the excellent Daylight Robbery and Mainmast. We finished Mainmast by continuing the line of the chimney and finishing up the last section of Cutty Sark as the turf where you pull left in to the gully line was buried by snow and a little soft.

Euan below the first pitch of Daylight Robbery.

Euan below the first pitch of Daylight Robbery.

Today we were back at the crag with Paul, Cameron and Craig and John.
What a difference a day makes; a delay on the A9 meant a late start, higher winds and more snow meant time at the top of the crag was a bit of a battle and care was required moving around below the crag and with rapidly building cornices.

Euan involved in the Mainmast chimney.

Euan involved in the Mainmast chimney.

We still had a good day with Euan and Paul climbing Frozen Planet, John and Craig climbing Cutty Sark and Cameron and I climbing Short Ridge.

Me belaying at the top of Short Ridge as Cameron tops out. Photo Credit: Craig McClaren.

Me belaying at the top of Short Ridge as Cameron tops out. Photo Credit: Craig McLaren.

Exposed turf is well frozen on the crag although larger buried areas can be soft. With more snow forecast and strong winds care should be taken approaching the crag and good route choice and approach is required. I’ll put some more photos on the ClimbNow Facebook page.