Kirriehill and Newtyle

Out with Tam, Graham and Jim from the Falkirk Community Trust today. After last night’s rain and pondering the forecasts for today we eventually came up with an unusual plan for some sport climbing at Kirriehill plus some dry-tooling at Newtyle. The plan worked remarkably well.

Graham leading “On the Up” & Jim on “Mound over Matter”, Kirriehill

The rock at Kirriehill was pretty dry due to the wind direction and drying fast in the sun and the team climbed 9 different routes between them in the morning. We then headed over to Newtyle and donned crampons and axes and bottom roped three routes up to D5. For two of the team this was their first try at dry tooling and they both seemed to enjoy the experience.

Tam swapping axes on “Grooviliscious”