Savage Slit

Yesterday I climbed the classic Savage Slit V,6 in Coire an Lochain. The route takes an amazing wide crack line on No.4 buttress. Route finding was not an issue!

The obvious line (thanks to Tim for the photo)

Chris seconding the main pitch (thanks to Tim for the photo)

Me on the main pitch

The route was amazing, it was the hardest winter mixed route I've lead. It was never scary, just really absorbing and enjoyable climbing. Some parts of the route were more like caving then climbing, much to Chris's disgust...he came to Scotland fresh from a uni bouldering competition!

Chris seconding the main pitch...glad to get above the chimney section!
Skelhon savagely seconding
Team savage on the top
The decent was not without interest, Chris inadvertently choose the steep traverse back to the base of the route as a good time to practice ice axe breaking, he managed it, but not without dropping an axe...


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