Wednesday, 29 April 2009
The North Buttress of Buachaille Etive Mor
Lots of scramblers were out and about on Buachaille Etive Mor today. James and I took the opportunity of dry rock and potential sunshine to climb the North Buttress, an impressive mountaineering route climbing from the path directly to the summit of the mountain. The lower part was rambling and easy, while the excellent upper chimneys provided several pitches of Moderate and Difficult climbing that we decided to rope up for and make use of the excellent natural belays.
All in all a fantastic day on the mountain, climbing a route I had wanted to do for some time now. We saw several teams on Curved Ridge, a group on Broad Gully Buttress, and many walkers going up and down the normal walking route (which still has snow patches, but not on the main path).