|Across the lake|
Today was a beautiful day so Eärendal agreed to a quick trip out to Nuuksio for a few routes - a sort of warm up before our trip to Norway next week.
|Here E is leading one of the easier routes using the Edelrid Swift as a single.|
|We then went down to the main sector I led Oikea Suora. Here the Beal and Edelrid are being used as doubles.|
|E descending after our ascent of Oikea Suora. The route is fantastic condition now. I was quite chuffed that I managed it without any great drama.|
|We then went and did the far-left pillar thats has a funky free hanging start currently. Here E is just reaching the belay.|
|Sari leading on the Mammut Serenity and her rope a couple of weeks back at Klöverberget|
So fingers crossed for decent weather and condition in Norway next week, then I'll have a chance to really give the ropes a good use. And for the Helsinki climbers, people have been telling me that the normally super reliable One Point Gully has been ice free all winter, but it isn't any longer. I led it today placing three screws. The ice is thin and a funky - I guess the result of snow melt at the top rather than the normal spring feed. In fact a number of easier routes at that left sector are now climbable. I soloed the slab to the left of the line that Eärendal is leading in the picture above on thin but solid ice, for example.