Cairngorms looking nice and white

Cairngorms looking nice and white

I have just got back from a very hot Vietnam to a very cold and snowy Scottish winter. It has truely kicked off with lots of people out enjoying the fine weather. Today Ken, Dave and I opened our winter account with The Overseer Direct (V,6) in the Cairngorms. The conditions are just perfect for snowed up rock climbing and the route deserves more than a single star. Loads of great hooks and gear and equally sustained pitches make this a nice short route with a bit of a punch to start the winter off. Thanks for the pictures Dave and Ken!

Me on the first pitch - great fun

Me on the first pitch The Overseer Direct (V,6) – great fun

Ken on the 2nd picth

Ken on the 2nd picth

Dave exiting the corner on 2nd pitch

Dave exiting the corner on 2nd pitch

Great day

Great day