I was back on home turf today and out with Dan and Ollie, who are staying up at the CIC Hut this weekend. Wanting to make the most of staying at the hut, we climbed the East Ridge of the Douglas Boulder, a route that has become quite popular in winter, but was first done as a summer rock route. It's quite a scrappy route but has some steep steps, offering interesting moves, on the second pitch.
From the top of the Douglas Boulder, we abseiled into the gap, before tackling Tower Ridge in its entirety, which was good fun as always. Unfortunately, very little dry rock about today, as the drizzle came on at around 9am.
We popped over to the summit before descending Ledge Route and back to the hut. There were a few other teams out enjoying Tower Ridge, including Mehmet and Chris, who were just ahead of us. Plenty of people on the summit!