After a holiday on Cuba Simon and I went to a new corrie (for me) in the Angus glens. We started early and a nasty Northerly was blowing.
It took a long time to the bottom of our buttress and I led the first, easier, turfy pitch with limited gear to a ramp. Above the climb proper starts. Here Simon begins the second pitch...
... and here he has reached the crux, a deceptively steep, short corner.
There was a lot of snow around but almost all turf was in good condition.
At the end of he ramp Simon had to swing over a rib into another groove which again was steeper than it looked from below.
Above some easy climbing in markedly improved weather...
... to a tricky but well protected corner which was a special, highly enjoyable gift!