Snow and bad weather are needed to bring the mixed climbing back into condition but with Spring like conditions, the snow and ice routes are starting to become very good.
We couldnt see much in the cloud after our slog up Observatory Gully, so we opted for Indicator Wall V,4*** which was in great condition.
|Paul unimpressed with the walk in!|
|Indicator and Gardyloo Buttress|
Paul made short work of the first pitch on good ice. Second slab pitch was very thin but climbable. Think I managed to get a couple of screws in the 3"- 4" ice slab. Good belay with rock gear at the top of this pitch.
|Paul on the first pitch|
|Me on Second|
|Paul seconding the 2nd pitch|
|Happy on the 3rd pitch|
Forecast looks good to build on conditions this coming week. So it'll be another 10hrs of driving next weekend hopefully.