Friday, 4 December 2009

South Glen Sheil - East Ridge of Sgurr nan Forcan

Climbing a nice easy gully on the North West side of the Forcan Ridge.

(Yesterday. 3rd Dec)
The Saddle is west of the main Glen Shiel Ridge and lies directly across the A87 road from The Five Sisters of Kintail.
Morris and I went climbing on the North West side of the Saddle and we soloed up an easy winter climb which took us up on to the Forcan Ridge so we continued along the ridge which gave us an interesting and enjoyable day.
The Forcan ridge is a classic Alpine Style Ridge which is given two stars, graded moderate in the summer and I/II in winter conditions.
Conditions for Climbing: there was quite a bit of snow, which means that the turf is not frozen although where it's exposed and wind blown one could get some reasonable placements.

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