Stand and Deliver looked excellent as we passed beneath it (a team climbed it today). Steve led the first pitch of variable ice, up to a large block belay, to the left of the main ice smear. I then led the crux pitch, which was thick enough, and better on the steeper sections. I don’t think that the weather gods were looking down on me too favourably today, for I seemed to spend much of the pitch getting pummelled by spindrift, which then amazingly cleared as Steve led the final couple of pitches, which included an excellent pitch of good quality ice before the ground eased off.
Nice to get out and make the most of what is fast becoming a season to remember!