Friday 14 May 2010

Lots of Cragging and Rain

Since bailing off the Haute Route 2 weeks ago the weather has been consistently dire, with plenty of rain and no sun. That said, it has occasionally stayed dry enough to permit some cragging so Gaillands and Le Fayet (the only crag that is dry in the rain) have seen plenty of me as I try to get some mileage in on the rock.

It looks like the bad weather may FINALLY be coming to an end, but conditions up high will take a while to settle so it's going to be at least a few more days before there's any chance of doing big routes. Tom has been skiing steep routes off the Midi recently and reckons there is a lot of unstable snow up there, particularly on lower angled slopes, so it looks it will be a case of wait and see. If it does clear and we get a good period of stable weather and freeze/thaw to consolidate all the snow, it could be epic.

L'Arete (6a), Frendo Area, Les Gaillands