Sunday, January 27, 2008

Veliki VHR - Central Gash

Saturday was a beautiful day to be in the mountains, with very little wind and clear skies we opted to head into the central gash that goes up the 350m north face of Veliki VHR. Most of the climbing was compact 50 degree snow with short mixed steps. It was super fun, with a bit of spindrift floating down while we were low on the route. After 3 hours of climbing - 2/3rds of the way up we unroped and soloed as the climbing was easy AI 3 - we stood on the summit, contemplating the descent. The slopes that led to the Via Ferrata had not slide yet and looked dicey, so we opted to go down them. We down climbed for 2 hours and then did a short rappel form a very baby tree and then found the cables which led us to the ground. A super day again!