I was in at the Dubh Loch 2 weeks ago to climb Vertigo Wall with some friends, and while we geared up, I spotted the direct looking nearly as icy as it was a couple of years back in the mega winter of 2010. I had half a mind to go for that but we had an arrangement to go do Vertigo Wall and I was just up for some quality climbing. Funnily enough while I was climbing the first pitch on the classic but who was to appear but Guy and Greg. I’d spotted two crossing the loch a good way behind us and thought it was more likely a team going for Hanging Garden at that late hour – Guy’s getting a reputation for sleeping in! While I was belaying I got a chance to watch Greg smoothly climb up the first pitch and snatched a few shots of him. Their ‘out the wrapper’ tools certainly proved very necessary on that thin ice!