The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Pat and Gab!

Another 8 inches of snow over the weekend here in Leysin, so Simon and I headed over to Ollomont for the day yesterday.

Simon was keen for a day on the ice and I was keen to climb the last of the main established routes in Ollomont valley that I hadn't climbed which was 'Pat and Gab', especially as it's in great condition at the moment.

'Pat and Gab' 4 pitches, WI4+ Ollomont, Valpelline.
(Pat and Gab - FA Patrick Gabarrou?)

As we were abseiling down the route another team were on the 2nd pitch which is a surprisingly steep pillar!

Simon topping out over the steep pillar on the 2nd pitch

Simon enjoying some steep ice on the final pitch - 'Pat and Gab' Ollomont, Valpelline

Fantastic conditions and a great route, maybe the best of the small cluster of established routes in Ollomont and safe from any major avalanche hazards, even with the amount of snow they have over there at the moment.

Safe climbing


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