The boulderers tell us that zero deg C is best for friction. Well, although Tuesday dawned beautiful and clear, it was in fact fff..ing fffreezing, with a wind chill too.
So, maybe Windgather wasn’t a good choice, with just a hint of slippiness as well?
We took photo opportunities, to emulate the Rockfax shot (p114), on ‘High Buttress Arete’ (Diff).
If I look fatter than usual its because of all the extra clothes I’m wearing, not because of Pete & Tish’s bonfire nosh-up.
We climbed all the Diffs and VDiffs we could get in before the cold became too much.
Then we adjourned to the Roaches for perceived respite, but it was arguably colder!
Numb fingers on ‘Damascus Crack’ (Left hand finish), with the crack nicely laced up!! (I wasn’t going anywhere!).
Balaclava weather as the sun goes down. It’s minus 9C in Canmore now but I bet it feels warmer than me.