Deziree, Dunc and myself made for Corrie an Lochan again today. It’s hard to find a route in the Northern Corries that Dunc has not done before, below grade 8!
After much deliberation and “I don’t minds” we agreed on an esoteric route called ‘Occidental Discovery, V-7’. It crosses ‘Western Route’ at the party ledge and cuts straight up the corner behind before pulling out left.
It gave some good steep climbing on some very iced and glued up rock. Some wobbles and some “watch me’s” got me across the traverse, around the roof then into the fine corner.
From here on the route was a wee bit vague and seeing how I had forgotten my head torch and we had not started climbing till after 1100 (not an Alpine start!). We decided to head down.
Great route though, well worth at least one star for the crux corner pitch. One to go and do.