05:45 start on Saturday morning, and the North Face car park was packed, we were forced to park on the forest road, due to the number of climbers!
We headed up Gardyloo Gully in poor visibility, and with the sound of melting ice crashing down Observatory Buttress, Echo and Indicator wall.
Andy, Nathan and I climbed Smith's Route V,5****
I'd done the original line last year, so we opted for the icicle/ramp variation, all in excellent condition.
We then descended number two gully and did Comb Gully IV,4*** which was also in good condition.
Forgot my Camera, so the images are from 2007
Till next next weekend.
INDICATOR WALL AND SMITH'S ROUTE